Patents by Inventor Raymond Anthony Joao

Raymond Anthony Joao 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).

  • Publication number: 20200055474
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a first circuit which contains a first load of a premises or article, which first load does not draw current from a first battery when a system of the premises or article is not operating; a second circuit which contains a second load of the premises or article, which second load draws current from a second battery when the system is not operating or is non-operational; a first switch which is capable of disconnecting the first battery from the first circuit; a second switch which is capable of connecting the first battery to the first circuit; and at least one recharger which is capable of recharging the first battery and the second battery when the system is operating. The apparatus is capable of providing electrical power to the second load when the at least one recharger ceases to operate or becomes non-operational.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Patent number: 10562492
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a receiver which receives information regarding a limitation or restriction for allowing or prohibiting a control operation or monitoring operation regarding a vehicle or premises, a memory which stores the information, and a first controller programmed to perform a control or monitoring operation regarding the vehicle or premises. The receiver receives a first signal transmitted from a second controller, containing information regarding the control operation or monitoring operation. The first controller determines, using the information, if the control operation or monitoring operation is allowed or disallowed. If allowed, the first controller transmits a second signal to a third controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GTJ VENTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao
  • Publication number: 20200043296
    Abstract: A sports betting apparatus, including a processor programmed to provide an electronic forum capable of providing a video or audio broadcast of a first sporting event to users, wherein the electronic forum is capable of allowing at least some of the users to communicate with one another, place a bet on an outcome or an event which occurs during the first sporting event, and purchase a ticket or ticket option for the first sporting event or a second sporting event; a transmitter which transmits the electronic forum to a first user communication device associated with a user of the users; and a receiver which receives a ticket purchase request or a ticket option purchase request transmitted from the first user communication device. The sports betting computer processes information regarding a purchase of a ticket or ticket option for the first sporting event or for the second sporting event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Patent number: 10546441
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a server computer, located remote from a premises, a computer or processor located at the premises, and a user device located at a location remote from the server computer and the premises. The server computer receives a first message and generates a second message containing information regarding an individual identified as already being present inside the premises. The second message contains information regarding whether or not the premises is occupied. If the premises is occupied, the second message contains information identifying the individual identified as being inside of, or occupying, the premises. The server computer transmits a control signal or monitoring signal to the computer or processor. The computer or processor performs the control operation or the monitoring operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao
  • Publication number: 20200013046
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a database which stores information regarding accounts, and information regarding whether or not each account can be utilized to effectuate payment for a total cost of a transaction; a computer; a distributed ledger and Blockchain technology system; and a receiver. The receiver receives one or more transaction authorization requests regarding the transaction. The computer determines whether an account identified in an authorization request can be utilized to effectuate payment of the total cost. If the account is not allowed to effectuate payment for the total cost, the computer disallows the transaction if the account is presented to effectuate payment for the total cost. If the computer determines that the account is not presented to effectuate payment for the total cost, then the distributed ledger and Blockchain technology system processes each authorization request and determines if the transaction is authorized or unauthorized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Patent number: 10504123
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, included inputting, entering, or receiving, with or using an input device or a receiver, information regarding an account and transaction information regarding a transaction on or involving the account; obtaining or recording, with or using a camera or a video recording device, a photograph or a video clip of an individual involved in the transaction; processing, with or using a processor, the transaction information; storing, in a database of a computer, information regarding the transaction and the photograph or the video clip of the individual involved in the transaction, and transmitting the information regarding the transaction and the photograph or the video clip of the individual involved in the transaction to a communication device independently of any processing of the transaction by a transaction authorization processing computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GTJ VENTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao
  • Patent number: 10493931
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a first circuit containing a first load of a vehicle and an ignition system of the vehicle, wherein the first load does not draw current from a first battery when the vehicle ignition system is not operating; a second circuit containing a second load of the vehicle, wherein the second load draws current from a second battery when the vehicle ignition system is not operating; a first switch which is capable of disconnecting the first battery from the first circuit; a second switch which is capable of connecting the first battery to the first circuit; and an alternator. The alternator is capable of recharging the first battery and the second battery when the vehicle ignition system is operating. The apparatus is capable of providing electrical power to the second load when the alternator ceases to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao
  • Patent number: 10485060
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a cooking pot; and a food processor including a housing having a first section and second section, a food processing attachment, and a plate. The first section houses an electric motor. The second section is elongate in shape and houses a portion of a rotating member. The second section has a first end portion, connected or attached to the first section, and a second end portion. The food processing attachment contains a food processing element connected or attached to the second end portion of the second section. The rotating member is mechanically connected or coupled to the food processing attachment. The plate is sized to be placed on, or attached to, a top of the cooking pot. The plate contains an opening for receiving the second section which is capable of being slideably moved in and through the opening in the plate in both directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Anthony Joao, Mary Antonette Spano
  • Publication number: 20190342524
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a database, processor, receiver, and transmitter. The apparatus receives a request to visually or video monitor an individual entity, requests and receives information regarding the position or location of a monitoring computer, identifies a camera or video recording device or a plurality of same, and generates a report containing information regarding the position or location of the monitoring computer, the camera(s) or the video recording device(s), and a link or a hyperlink to a picture, a photograph, video information, or live streaming video, obtained by each camera or video recording device. The apparatus transmits the report to a user communication device. The report is viewable via a display device of the user communication device. A picture, photograph, video information, or live streaming video, is viewable via an electronic forum on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190304259
    Abstract: A betting apparatus, including a processor including a central processing computer and a distributed ledger and Blockchain technology system. The central processing computer provides an electronic forum capable of providing a video or audio broadcast of a sporting event, gaming activity, gambling activity, or lottery drawing, to users and allows the users to communicate with one another, post comments, and place a bet or bets regarding the event, activity, or drawing. The distributed ledger and Blockchain technology system processes information regarding an outcome of a bet or a lottery drawing and determines if the bet or lottery ticket is a winning bet, a winning lottery ticket, a losing bet, or a losing lottery ticket. The distributed ledger and Blockchain technology system processes information for effectuating a settlement or payment, or for withholding a settlement, regarding the bet or lottery ticket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190228436
    Abstract: An apparatus, including an RFID reader specially programmed to detect or read an RFID tag located on or in, or attached or affixed to, a good, product, or article; a processor; a display capable of displaying information regarding the good, product, or article, to which the RFID tag is assigned or associated; a transmitter which transmits an information request regarding the detected or read RFID tag; and a receiver which receives a report containing information regarding the good, product, or article, to which the RFID tag is assigned or associated. The RFID reader detects or reads the RFID tag. The RFID reader or the processor automatically generates the information request containing information regarding the RFID tag. The display displays information contained in the report or information regarding the good, product, or article, to which the RFID tag is assigned or associated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190208251
    Abstract: An apparatus, including: a personal communication device, including: a global positioning device which determines a position or location of the personal communication device. The personal communication device transmits a request to receive entertainment content pursuant to a personal entertainment account, and information regarding the position or location of the personal communication device, to a central processing computer. The central processing computer determines the position or location of the personal communication device, and transmits entertainment content provided pursuant to the personal entertainment account or roaming entertainment content identified based on the position or location of the personal communication device. The entertainment content or the roaming entertainment content is a broadcast television show or a broadcast television program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190172310
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a computer which detects information regarding a gaming activity, gambling activity, or sporting event, and generates a message containing information regarding same. The computer transmits the message to a first communication device. The computer receives a bet message transmitted from the first communication device or a second communication device including a global positioning device which determines a position or location of the first communication device or second communication device. The bet message contains information regarding a bet to be placed on or regarding the gaming activity, gambling activity, or sporting event, and information regarding the position or location of the first communication device or second communication device. The computer determines if the bet is allowed or disallowed using the information regarding the position or location of the first communication device or the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190156268
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a shipment conveyance device which is a shipping container, a pallet, or a piece of luggage; a global positioning device which determines a position or location of the shipment conveyance device; a processor which generates a message in response to an occurrence of an event or in response to a request for information regarding the shipment conveyance device which is automatically received by a receiver, wherein the message contains information regarding a shipment of the shipment conveyance device; and a transmitter. The transmitter transmits the message to a communication device associated with an owner of the shipment conveyance device or an individual authorized to receive the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190149708
    Abstract: An apparatus, including cameras; a microphone; a speaker; a processor; a display; a touchscreen keyboard; a global positioning system; and a collision avoidance sensor. The processor detects a texting, e-mail, game or gaming, or speakerphone, operational mode and activates a camera to display a view in front of, or an anticipated travel path of movement of the apparatus. The global positioning system determines a position or location of the apparatus. The processor determines whether or not the apparatus is located outside of a safe area of travel. If the apparatus is outside of the safe area of travel, the processor activates a camera to record a picture or video at the location of the apparatus, and generates a notification message containing the picture or video, or a link thereto. The apparatus transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an authorized individual or law enforcement personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: GREGORY THOMAS JOAO, RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190135208
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a first circuit containing a first load of a vehicle and an ignition system of the vehicle, wherein the first load does not draw current from a first battery when the vehicle ignition system is not operating; a second circuit containing a second load of the vehicle, wherein the second load draws current from a second battery when the vehicle ignition system is not operating; a first switch which is capable of disconnecting the first battery from the first circuit; a second switch which is capable of connecting the first battery to the first circuit; and an alternator. The alternator is capable of recharging the first battery and the second battery when the vehicle ignition system is operating. The apparatus is capable of providing electrical power to the second load when the alternator ceases to operate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190135098
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a sheet for placement over a vehicle window. The sheet includes a main portion having a first, second, third, and fourth, side, wherein the first and second sides are positioned opposite one another, the third and fourth sides are positioned opposite one another, the first side extends a first length, the second side a second length, the third side a third length, and the fourth side a fourth length, and each of the first and second lengths are longer than the third and fourth lengths; at least two end portions configured to be closed within a door of the vehicle; and a top portion extending from and along the first side portion. The top portion contains a cavity or passageway extending along a portion of the first side configured to receive a portion of a shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Publication number: 20190120635
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a housing, microphone, speaker, camera, memory or database which stores information regarding a travel schedule or itinerary, global positioning device, controller, and a transmitter. The controller is specially programmed to detect a deviation of the apparatus from the travel schedule or itinerary or to detect an absence of, or a leaving of, the apparatus from an expected location on the travel schedule or itinerary, and, if the controller detects a deviation of the apparatus from the travel schedule or itinerary or detects an absence of, or a leaving of, the apparatus from the expected location on the travel schedule or itinerary, the controller generates a travel route deviation message. The transmitter transmits the travel route deviation message to a first communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO, MARY ANTONETTE SPANO a/k/a CALVI
  • Publication number: 20190122500
    Abstract: A sports betting apparatus, including a processor which provides an electronic forum capable of providing a video or audio broadcast of a sporting event to users and capable of allowing the users to communicate with one another before, during, or after, the broadcast, to place a bet or bets on an outcome of, or on, an event occurring during the sporting event, to receive information regarding bets available, betting odds, changes in betting odds, or analytics information, and to report an instance of suspected game fixing or match fixing involving the sporting event; and a transmitter which transmits the electronic forum to a user communication device associated with a user. The apparatus provides a communication link which facilitates a communication or an interaction between one or more and a player, a coach, a team bench, a referee, a broadcaster, or an individual participating in the sporting event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: RAYMOND ANTHONY JOAO
  • Patent number: 10255755
    Abstract: A method, including: detecting, with a computer, a posting of information regarding a gaming activity, gambling activity, or sporting event; generating a notification message regarding the same; initiating a communication link with, and transmitting the notification message to, a first communication device as an electronic transmission, or transmitting the notification message as an electronic mail message; receiving a bet message transmitted from the first communication device or a second communication device, wherein the first communication device or the second communication device comprises a global positioning device which determines a position or location of the first communication device or second communication device, wherein the bet message contains information regarding a bet to be placed regarding the activity or event, and information regarding the position or location of the first communication device or second communication device; and determining whether the bet is allowed or disallowed using th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GTJ VENTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao