Patents by Inventor Ned Hoffman

Ned Hoffman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10039693
    Abstract: An acupressure apparatus including a manually adjustable head strap, with a flexible material, extending around the circumference of a user's head, and which can be manually adjusted using any of the following: a hook segment; a loop segment; a button; a buttonhole; a snap; and a snap receptacle. The acupressure apparatus includes a rigid protrusion with a rigid material formed into an essentially domed shape. The protrusion can be affixed to a point of the head strap such that the dome faces the user's glabella. When the user manually adjusts the length of the head strap, the rigid protrusion applies pressure on the user's glabella.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Holden Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9294481
    Abstract: This invention is a method and system for tokenless biometric authorization of an electronic communication, using a biometric sample, a master electronic identicator, and a public communications network, wherein the method includes: an electronic communication formation step, wherein at least one communication comprising electronic data is formed; a user registration step, wherein a user electronically submits a registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user; a public network data transmittal step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically transmitted to a master electronic identicator via a public communications network, said master electronic identicator comprising a computer database which electronically stores all of the registration biometric samples from all of the registered users; a user registration biometric storage step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically stored within the master electronic identicator; a bid biometric transmittal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9242137
    Abstract: A door-mounted exercise apparatus, comprising: a) a first strap, operable to removeably circumnavigate a door along its width even when the door is closed, said first strap comprising: (i) a first fastener operable to adjustably tighten the first strap circumferentially around the door's width, such that a user's feet can be inserted between the first strap and the door to securely adhere the feet up against a front or back surface of the door along the door's width, and; b) a second strap affixed to the first strap along a length of the first strap, and; c) a third strap, affixed at the two ends of its length along a width of the first strap, such that the second strap is operable to loop in between the first strap and the third strap, such that each of the user's feet fits between the second strap and the first strap on either side of the third strap, and such that the balls of the user's feet touch the first strap instead of the door's surface; Whereby the door-mounted exercise apparatus enables the user t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Holden Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9084914
    Abstract: A door-mounted exercise apparatus which includes: a first strap, measuring essentially 1.5 inches wide, essentially 73 inches long, and essentially 0.0625 inches thick, operable to removeably circumnavigate a door along its width, said first strap further including: a) a buckle operable to adjustably tighten the first strap circumferentially around the door's width, such that a user's feet can be inserted between the first strap and the door to securely adhere the feet up against a front or back surface of the door, and; b) a fastening device, said fastening device affixed to the first strap and operable to removeably fasten an elastic band to the first strap, such that the elastic band can be stretched by the user to exercise arm and leg muscles, wherein said fastening device includes any of the following: Velcro®; snap; button; buttonhole; carabiner; clip, and; ring; Whereby the door-mounted exercise apparatus enables the user to perform sit-ups and other muscle strengthening exercises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Holden Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8831994
    Abstract: This invention is a method and system for tokenless biometric authorization of an electronic communication, using a biometric sample, a master electronic identicator, and a public communications network, wherein the method includes: an electronic communication formation step, wherein at least one communication comprising electronic data is formed; a user registration step, wherein a user electronically submits a registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user; a public network data transmittal step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically transmitted to a master electronic identicator via a public communications network, said master electronic identicator comprising a computer database which electronically stores all of the registration biometric samples from all of the registered users; a user registration biometric storage step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically stored within the master electronic identicator; a bid biometric transmittal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8768838
    Abstract: A method and a system for processing an online financial transaction executed at least partially by a computing device coupled to a communications network, comprising a rule-module nexus for processing an online financial transaction, an on-line verification platform, an online user account registry, wherein the on-line financial transaction comprises a payor-payee transaction, wherein the user is the payor and a merchant is the payee, and comprising at least one of the following: (a) the user and the payee are each directly and independently connected to the rule-module nexus during simultaneous logon sessions via a communication network, and wherein upon the user clicking on a website widget of the payee, the rule-module nexus transmits secure socket layer data directly to the user interface apparatus for display to the user via a pop-up window, without requiring application programming interface integration with a website of the payee and without requiring a form re-direct of the user away from the website
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nexus Payments, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8639629
    Abstract: The invention is a system and method for accessing an online user account registry, comprising: a) Approving access to an online user account registry via a verification platform comparing a bid verification data, comprising a unique user code provided from a nexus access token, with a registered verification data; b) Accessing the online user account registry via a rule-module invoked from a rule-module nexus, said online user account registry comprising a plurality of financial accounts of the user; Whereby an online account registry, comprising a plurality of financial accounts, is accessed via a unique user code provided from a nexus access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nexus Payments, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8463710
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Publication number: 20120330838
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 8260716
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 7882032
    Abstract: This invention is a method and system for tokenless biometric authorization of an electronic communication, using a biometric sample, a master electronic identicator, and a public communications network, wherein the method includes: an electronic communication formation step, wherein at least one communication comprising electronic data is formed; a user registration step, wherein a user electronically submits a registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user; a public network data transmittal step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically transmitted to a master electronic identicator via a public communications network, said master electronic identicator comprising a computer database which electronically stores all of the registration biometric samples from all of the registered users; a user registration biometric storage step, wherein the registration biometric sample is electronically stored within the master electronic identicator; a bid biometric transmittal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7698567
    Abstract: The present invention satisfies these needs by providing an improved system and method for tokenless authorization of an electronic scrip transaction using at least one scrip supporter biometric sample and an electronic identicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7631193
    Abstract: The invention authorizes an individual's access to computer networks from a comparison of an individual's biometric sample gathered during a bid step with at least one biometric sample gathered during a registration step and stored at a host system data processing center. The invention comprises a host system data processing center with means for comparing the entered biometric sample, and is equipped with various databases and memory modules. Furthermore, the invention is provided with: at least one biometric input apparatus; at least one terminal to provide information for execution of the requested transactions and transmissions by the host system once the identity of the individual is determined; and at least one computer network to which the individual seeks access. The invention is also provided with means for connecting the host system with the terminal and the biometric input apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7620605
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 7613659
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 7606401
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Publication number: 20090228362
    Abstract: A method and device enables tokenless authorization of an electronic payment between a payor and a payee using an electronic identicator and a payor bid biometric sample. The payor registers with a registration biometric sample, and a payor financial account identifier. The payee registers a payee identification data with the electronic identicator. A payee bid identification data and a payor bid biometric sample are electronically forwarded to the identicator. The bid biometric sample is compared with registered biometric samples and the payee's bid identification data is compared with a payee's registered identification data for a successful or failed identifications of the payor and payee. If successful, an electronic financial transaction is then formed comprising a transaction amount and a payor financial account identifier. Loyalty or reward information stored in the database at the DPC is automatically transmitted back to the PIA along with any financial account information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: YT ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip D. Lapsley, Jonathan Alexander Lee, David Ferrin Pare, JR., Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7558407
    Abstract: The invention as described provides a method and system for tokenless authorization of commercial transactions between a buyer and a seller using a computer system. The method comprises the steps of registering a buyer, wherein the buyer registers with the computer system a PIN, at least one registration biometric sample, and at least one buyer financial account. The method also includes a seller registration step, wherein the seller registers with the computer system at least one seller financial account. In a proposal step, the seller offers a proposed commercial transaction to the buyer usually comprising price information. If the buyer accepts the seller's proposal, in an acceptance step, the buyer signals his/her acceptance by adding to the proposed commercial transaction the buyer's personal authentication information comprising a PIN and at least one bid biometric sample which is obtained from the buyer's person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, David Ferrin Pare, Jr., Jonathan Alexander Lee
  • Patent number: 7536352
    Abstract: A method and device enables tokenless authorization of an electronic payment between a payor and a payee using an electronic identicator and a one payor bid biometric sample. The payor registers with a registration biometric sample, and a payor financial account identifier. The payee registers a payee identification data with the electronic identicator. A payee bid identification data and a payor bid biometric sample are electronically forwarded to the identicator. The bid biometric sample is compared with registered biometric samples and the payee's bid identification data is compared with a payee's registered identification data for a successful or failed identifications of the payor and payee. If the identicator successfully identifies the payor and payee, the identicator electronically forwards a payor financial account identifier to the payee. An electronic financial transaction is then formed comprising a transaction amount and a payor financial account identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Philip D. Lapsley, Jonathan Alexander Lee, David Ferrin Pare, Jr., Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7319987
    Abstract: The present invention shows a method and a device system for tokenless authorization of commercial transactions between a user and a seller. The user registers at least one registration biometric sample, and at least one user financial account. The seller registers with the computer system at least one seller financial account. The seller offers a proposed commercial transaction to the user, which includes price information. The user accepts the seller's proposed commercial transaction by adding to the proposed commercial transaction the user's personal authentication information. The bid biometric sample is forwarded to the computer system. The computer system compares the bid biometric sample with registration biometric samples. Upon successful match, a financial account of the user is debited and a financial account of the seller is credited, wherein a commercial transaction is conducted without the user having to use any portable man-made memory devices such as smartcards or swipe cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Indivos Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, David Ferrin Pare, Jr., Jonathan Alexander Lee, Philip Dean Lapsley