Patents by Inventor Philip Sopicki

Philip Sopicki 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: 8934254
    Abstract: A computer cart has segregated computer storage areas and adapter/cord management areas. This enables the adapters and cords to be stored in an orderly fashion and also prevents the cords and adapters from being accessed or removed from the cart when the computers are being accessed. In one embodiment, extensions of shelves on which the computers are stored extend through a dividing panel into a rear compartment of the cart to create AC adapter shelves for storage of the AC adapters. In another embodiment, the AC adapters are stored in bins in a separate compartment and cords from the AC adapters extend through a dividing panel to an area designed to hold the computers, to enable the computers to be plugged in to be charted while stored in the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Patent number: 8916991
    Abstract: An electrical system for a computer cart enables power to be diverted between electrical channels within the cart using an intelligent round robin charging scheme. All power may be diverted to individual channels one at a time for short charging intervals. When a selected primary channel does not require all available power within the cart, excess power is provided to a secondary channel. All three channels may likewise share power if excess is available. Relays are used to allow power to be controlled to the individual channels. Current sensors on each channel sense an amount of current used by the channel. The output of the current sensor is digitized and integrated to determine how much current is being used by the channel. The current is used by the control to detect uncharged laptops and to selectively divert power between channels to optimize use of power within the computer cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120223676
    Abstract: A system for maintaining a large number of Handheld Electronic Devices is implemented as a carrying case having circuitry configured to connect to the Handheld Electronic Devices to enable the HEDs to be charged and synchronized. The carrying case has a central area configured to hold the circuitry for charging and synchronizing the HEDs, and a pair of divider structures optionally made of foam on either side of the central area to hold the HEDs in a protective manner while stored in the carrying case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Patent number: 8188714
    Abstract: A system for maintaining a large number of Handheld Electronic Devices is implemented as a carrying case having circuitry configured to connect to the Handheld Electronic Devices to enable the HEDs to be charged and synchronized. The carrying case has a central area configured to hold the circuitry for charging and synchronizing the HEDs, and a pair of divider structures on either side of the central area to hold the HEDs in a protective manner while stored in the carrying case. A grounded protective coating is applied to the interior of the carrying case to dissipate electromagnetic radiation generated by the circuitry and/or HEDs within the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110267782
    Abstract: An electrical system for a computer cart enables power to be diverted between electrical channels within the cart using an intelligent round robin charging scheme. All power may be diverted to individual channels one at a time for short charging intervals. When a selected primary channel does not require all available power within the cart, excess power is provided to a secondary channel. All three channels may likewise share power if excess is available. Relays are used to allow power to be controlled to the individual channels. Current sensors on each channel sense an amount of current used by the channel. The output of the current sensor is digitized and integrated to determine how much current is being used by the channel. The current is used by the control to detect uncharged laptops and to selectively divert power between channels to optimize use of power within the computer cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110266930
    Abstract: A computer cart has segregated computer storage areas and adapter/cord management areas. This enables the adapters and cords to be stored in an orderly fashion and also prevents the cords and adapters from being accessed or removed from the cart when the computers are being accessed. In one embodiment, extensions of shelves on which the computers are stored extend through a dividing panel into a rear compartment of the cart to create AC adapter shelves for storage of the AC adapters. In another embodiment, the AC adapters are stored in bins in a separate compartment and cords from the AC adapters extend through a dividing panel to an area designed to hold the computers, to enable the computers to be plugged in to be charted while stored in the cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110036747
    Abstract: A system for maintaining a large number of Handheld Electronic Devices is implemented as a carrying case having circuitry configured to connect to the Handheld Electronic Devices to enable the HEDs to be charged and synchronized. The carrying case has a central area configured to hold the circuitry for charging and synchronizing the HEDs, and a pair of divider structures on either side of the central area to hold the HEDs in a protective manner while stored in the carrying case. A grounded protective coating is applied to the interior of the carrying case to dissipate electromagnetic radiation generated by the circuitry and/or HEDs within the carrying case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110036276
    Abstract: A table includes a folding modesty panel and integrated wire management system. A folding portion of the modesty panel is shaped to retain wires within a channel in both a folded position and a deployed position. When the table is to be folded for storage, the modesty panel is folded up against the underside of the work surface and the work surface is then pivoted to a vertical orientation. The channel wires are retained within the channel between the movable portion of the modesty panel and the underside of the work surface to secure the wires while the table is in the storage position. When the table is deployed, the modesty panel may be unfolded to extend below the underside of the work surface. The modesty panel defines a channel in this position as well to also retain the wires while the modesty panel is in the unfolded deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, Chris Brandel, Cary Brown, Morad Ghassemian, Chris Kulujian
  • Patent number: D627945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Patent number: D640075
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, Chris Brandel, Cary Brown, Morad Ghassemian, Chris Kalujian
  • Patent number: D674625
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing
    Inventors: Dave Mecherle, Arkady Tsorin, Cary Brown, Philip Sopicki, Morad Ghassemian
  • Patent number: D674627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing
    Inventors: Dave Mecherle, Arkady Tsorin, Cary Brown, Philip Sopicki, Morad Ghassemian
  • Patent number: D675041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Mecherle, Arkady Tsorin, Cary Brown, Philip Sopicki, Morad Ghassemian
  • Patent number: D675042
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Mecherle, Arkady Tsorin, Cary Brown, Philip Sopicki, Morad Ghassemian