Patents by Inventor Nitesh Ratnakar

Nitesh Ratnakar 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: 10122845
    Abstract: Present invention discloses a location specific personal organizer system for communication devices. Personal organizer, as a combined application with contact list of communication device or as a stand alone application; is provided with means to link task with anticipated location and corresponding GPS coordinates. Means is provided in GPS enabled communication device to determine if any task in personal organizer is due at its current location. Task due at current location is displayed on communication device. According to another aspect of the invention means is disclosed to auto fill information into data fields of contact list entry in communication device in response to information provided in a unique identifier data field of contact list entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 9629521
    Abstract: An endoscope is provided to examine internal organs with front and rear views. The endoscope comprises a shaft extending from a distal end in a rearward direction along a longitudinal axis towards a proximal end, with the distal and proximal ends defining a hollow channel extended there-through. The endoscope further comprises a first lens positioned adjacent to the distal end and configured to receive a first image in a forward direction along the longitudinal axis, with the forward direction generally 180 degree from the rearward direction. The endoscope further comprises a rearview module positioned adjacent to the distal end. The rearview module comprises a second lens configured to be positioned adjacent to the distal end, and receive a second image in a target direction having a directional component in the rearward direction along the longitudinal axis, independently of the first lens receiving the first image in the forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 9613062
    Abstract: Photo/video is geo tagged with GPS coordinates corresponding to the place of capture of said photo/video. ‘Geo-information’ metadata corresponding to GPS coordinates is automatically generated and attached to corresponding photo/video. The ‘geo-information’ metadata comprises of date &time of capture, geo information metadata such as local weather, local attractions, local events etc. at the time of capture of corresponding photo/video. According to another aspect, a search engine is provided with means to crawl through one or more database comprising of ‘geo-information’ metadata attached to photos/videos and generate result comprising of photos/videos with ‘geo-information’ metadata corresponding/relevant to query input. According to another aspect, present invention discloses apparatus, means and methods to attach one or more local advertisements to photos/videos and display advertisement in conjunction with corresponding photo/video on communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20170071456
    Abstract: Disclosed is an endoscope system comprising an endoscope having at its distal end at least one front-facing camera and multiple side-facing cameras, with each of the front-facing and side-facing cameras capturing a corresponding participating sub-view. The endoscope system further comprises an image display device adapted to receive the corresponding participating sub-views, and integrate and combine the corresponding participating sub-views to form a combination panoramic view covering or substantially covering a vicinity of 360-degree or substantially 360-degree surrounding the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 9531657
    Abstract: A method is provided to remind a user of a communication device of a conversation point for a future communication. The communication device has access to a contact list, with each contact list entry configured to retrieve a communication address of an entity, a name identifying the entity, and any user-inputted memo for reminding of a conversation point. The method comprises receiving an input indicating a need to activate a first contact list entry for the user to perform at least one of receiving and requesting a communication addressed to the communication address thereof. The method further comprises checking whether there is any user-inputted memo attached to the first contact list entry, and causing an indication indicating a presence of the memo to be automatically displayed on the display screen during activating of the first contact list entry when the memo is detected attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 9531665
    Abstract: A method of transmitting contact information to an approved mobile communication device includes receiving an input representative of desired contact information located on a first web page and an input representative of the identity of a desired mobile communication device. The method also includes saving information representative of the desired contact information in a contact information database. The method also includes determining whether the desired mobile communication device is an approved device and transmitting to the desired mobile communication device information representative of a notification to send the information representative of the desired contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 9492355
    Abstract: A smart medicine container is provided to secure accesses to a bulk supply of pills stored therein and pills dispensed therein. The medicine container comprises a control unit, a memory, a communication interface unit, a pill-supply housing configured to store a bulk supply of pills, a pill-supply locking means configured to lock access to the pill-supply housing, a dispensing assembly configured to dispense pills from among the bulk supply of pills, and a dispensed-pill housing configured to receive and store dispensed pills, a dispensed-pill locking means configured to lock access to the dispensed-pill housing. The control unit is programmed to irreversibly cause the pill-supply locking means to lock access to the pill-supply housing and irreversibly cause the dispensed-pill locking means to lock access to the dispensed-pill housing when receiving information indicating that the bulk supply of pills should permanently discontinue to be taken by a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20160247345
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and apparatus for displaying drug interaction and side effects on a drug storage container. The system includes a server and a plurality of medicine dispensing devices communicatively connectable to the server. Each of the dispensing devices includes a medicine storage portion having a discharge port, a dispensing assembly configured to selectively receive the pills from the discharge port, an electronic display screen, and a control system. The control system is configured to associate a medicine stored in the medicine storage portion of the medicine dispensing device, generate a list of potential drug interactions associated with the medicine and a second medicine associated with a user, receive, from the server, the list of potential drug interactions associated with the medicine, and display the list of potential drug interactions on the electronic display screen of the first medicine dispensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20160006943
    Abstract: Disclosed is an endoscope system, which comprises an endoscope, the endoscope having at its distal end multiple cameras each having a different field of view (FOV). The system also comprises an image processing box adapted to receive images of different FOVs from the multiple cameras and process the image to form a consolidated image covering 360-degree view of areas surrounding the distal end using the received images of different FOVs and image-stitching techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20150248439
    Abstract: Photo/video is geo tagged with GPS coordinates corresponding to the place of capture of said photo/video. ‘Geo-information’ metadata corresponding to GPS coordinates is automatically generated and attached to corresponding photo/video. The ‘geo-information’ metadata comprises of date &time of capture, geo information metadata such as local weather, local attractions, local events etc. at the time of capture of corresponding photo/video. According to another aspect, a search engine is provided with means to crawl through one or more database comprising of ‘geo-information’ metadata attached to photos/videos and generate result comprising of photos/videos with ‘geo-information’ metadata corresponding/relevant to query input. According to another aspect, present invention discloses apparatus, means and methods to attach one or more local advertisements to photos/videos and display advertisement in conjunction with corresponding photo/video on communication devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20150164308
    Abstract: An endoscope is provided to examine internal organs with front and rear views. The endoscope comprises a shaft extending from a distal end in a rearward direction along a longitudinal axis towards a proximal end, with the distal and proximal ends defining a hollow channel extended there-through. The endoscope further comprises a first lens positioned adjacent to the distal end and configured to receive a first image in a forward direction along the longitudinal axis, with the forward direction generally 180 degree from the rearward direction. The endoscope further comprises a rearview module positioned adjacent to the distal end. The rearview module comprises a second lens configured to be positioned adjacent to the distal end, and receive a second image in a target direction having a directional component in the rearward direction along the longitudinal axis, independently of the first lens receiving the first image in the forward direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20150156163
    Abstract: A method of transmitting contact information to an approved mobile communication device includes receiving an input representative of desired contact information located on a first web page and an input representative of the identity of a desired mobile communication device. The method also includes saving information representative of the desired contact information in a contact information database. The method also includes determining whether the desired mobile communication device is an approved device and transmitting to the desired mobile communication device information representative of a notification to send the information representative of the desired contact information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 9043015
    Abstract: Present invention discloses a dispenser having means to dispense desired number of pills from a bulk supply of pills contained in the dispenser. The dispenser comprises of storage compartment having bulk supply of pills and having a discharge port emptying into counting compartment The counting compartment contains first and second conveyors moving at first and second speed; wherein the second speed is greater than the first speed thereby enabling pill separation; the second conveyor discharges pills into dispensing compartment. Sensors are strategically placed along the conveyors to count pills discharged into dispensing compartment. A pill recovery system and apparatus is disposed inside the dispenser having means to recover pills remaining on conveyors upon completion of a dispensation cycle and deposit recovered pills back into the storage compartment for use in future dispensation cycles. A docking station having receptacles to accommodate dispenser is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 8985388
    Abstract: Present invention discloses a dispenser having means to dispense desired number of pills from a bulk supply of pills contained in the dispenser. The dispenser comprises of storage compartment having bulk supply of pills and having a discharge port emptying into counting compartment. The counting compartment contains first and second conveyors moving at first and second speed; wherein the second speed is greater than the first speed thereby enabling pill separation; the second conveyor discharges pills into dispensing compartment. Sensors are strategically placed along the conveyors to count pills discharged into dispensing compartment. A pill recovery system and apparatus is disposed inside the dispenser having means to recover pills remaining on first and second conveyors upon completion of a dispensation cycle and there after deposit recovered pills back into the storage compartment for use in future dispensation cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 8971858
    Abstract: A method of transmitting contact information to an approved mobile communication device includes receiving an input representative of desired contact information located on a first web page and an input representative of the identity of a desired mobile communication device. The method also includes saving information representative of the desired contact information in a contact information database. The method also includes determining whether the desired mobile communication device is an approved device and transmitting to the desired mobile communication device information representative of a notification to send the information representative of the desired contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20140365916
    Abstract: A method is provided to remind a user of a communication device of a conversation point for a future communication. The communication device has access to a contact list, with each contact list entry configured to retrieve a communication address of an entity, a name identifying the entity, and any user-inputted memo for reminding of a conversation point. The method comprises receiving an input indicating a need to activate a first contact list entry for the user to perform at least one of receiving and requesting a communication addressed to the communication address thereof. The method further comprises checking whether there is any user-inputted memo attached to the first contact list entry, and causing an indication indicating a presence of the memo to be automatically displayed on the display screen during activating of the first contact list entry when the memo is detected attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20140326744
    Abstract: A smart medicine container is provided to secure accesses to a bulk supply of pills stored therein and pills dispensed therein. The medicine container comprises a control unit, a memory, a communication interface unit, a pill-supply housing configured to store a bulk supply of pills, a pill-supply locking means configured to lock access to the pill-supply housing, a dispensing assembly configured to dispense pills from among the bulk supply of pills, and a dispensed-pill housing configured to receive and store dispensed pills, a dispensed-pill locking means configured to lock access to the dispensed-pill housing. The control unit is programmed to irreversibly cause the pill-supply locking means to lock access to the pill-supply housing and irreversibly cause the dispensed-pill locking means to lock access to the dispensed-pill housing when receiving information indicating that the bulk supply of pills should permanently discontinue to be taken by a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Publication number: 20140324565
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for providing dynamic group-based retail events in an m commerce platform. The method includes registering merchant-users and consumer-users, receiving a merchant profile, defining a group of consumer-users, wherein the group is time-limited and geographically limited, obtaining consent from a merchant-user to market and advertise an item to the group, determining a offer price for said item, generating an advertisement to present said offer price to each consumer-user of the group, transmitting said advertisement over a network for a predetermined period of time for each consumer-user of the group to review, receiving an acceptance of the offer price for the item, generating a redeemable voucher having a unique transaction identification and a scannable code and accepting the redeemable voucher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 8848892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to contact list with means to attach memo to contact list entry. Memo comprises of one or more of data, voice, image, and video files. Memo is displayed on communication device when corresponding contact list entry is activated, such as when contact list entry is selected to initiate outgoing communication; and when incoming communication is received from entity corresponding to contact list entry. Present invention provides users means to remember desired conversation points at the time communication is initiated with an entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar
  • Patent number: 8715168
    Abstract: A method of examining a hollow body cavity using an endoscope to achieve receiving two images in two opposite directions inside the hollow cavity is provided. The endoscope comprises a shaft extending along a longitudinal axis, having distal and proximal ends, and defining a hollow channel therethrough, and a first lens positioned adjacent to the distal end for receiving a first image in a first direction along the longitudinal axis. The method comprises interposing the shaft within the hollow cavity, inserting a catheter into the hollow channel, extending the catheter inside the hollow channel to advance a distal section thereof and a coupled second lens to a position adjacent to the distal end, actuating a bending section thereof to achieve retroflexion of the distal section such that the second lens is positioned to receive a second image in a second direction generally opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Nitesh Ratnakar