Patents by Inventor RICHARD A. KAPLAN

RICHARD A. KAPLAN 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: 20190279482
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring fatigue and notifying an individual are described. The individual may be an operator of a vehicle, equipment, or machine, a student, or other person that may experience fatigue. Motion of the individual is monitored to detect a predescribed motion in response to a stimulus to first determine a base responsiveness profile. Afterwards, a current responsiveness profile is determined based on a prescribed motion in response to a stimulus, and if the current responsiveness profile exceeds a predetermined threshold of the base responsiveness profile, a notification is issued to the individual and, optionally, another person such as an employer, teacher, or parent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Torvec, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Kaplan, Douglas A. Hemink, Matt Kenyon
  • Patent number: 10339781
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring fatigue and notifying an individual are described. The individual may be an operator of a vehicle, equipment, or machine, a student, or other person that may experience fatigue. Motion of the individual is monitored to detect a predescribed motion in response to a stimulus to first determine a base responsiveness profile. Afterwards, a current responsiveness profile is determined based on a prescribed motion in response to a stimulus, and if the current responsiveness profile exceeds a predetermined threshold of the base responsiveness profile, a notification is issued to the individual and, optionally, another person such as an employer, teacher, or parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CurAegis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Kaplan, Douglas A. Hemink, Matt Kenyon
  • Publication number: 20180342143
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring fatigue and notifying an individual are described. The individual may be an operator of a vehicle, equipment, or machine, a student, or other person that may experience fatigue. Motion of the individual is monitored to detect a predescribed motion in response to a stimulus to first determine a base responsiveness profile. Afterwards, a current responsiveness profile is determined based on a prescribed motion in response to a stimulus, and if the current responsiveness profile exceeds a predetermined threshold of the base responsiveness profile, a notification is issued to the individual and, optionally, another person such as an employer, teacher, or parent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Torvec, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Kaplan, Douglas A. Hemink, Matt Kenyon
  • Patent number: 10055964
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring fatigue and notifying an individual are described. The individual may be an operator of a vehicle, equipment, or machine, a student, or other person that may experience fatigue. Motion of the individual is monitored to detect a predescribed motion in response to a stimulus to first determine a base responsiveness profile. Afterwards, a current responsiveness profile is determined based on a prescribed motion in response to a stimulus, and if the current responsiveness profile exceeds a predetermined threshold of the base responsiveness profile, a notification is issued to the individual and, optionally, another person such as an employer, teacher, or parent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Torvec, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Kaplan, Douglas A. Hemink, Matt Kenyon
  • Patent number: 9905108
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring fatigue and notifying an individual are described. The individual may be an operator of a vehicle, equipment, or machine, a student, or other person that may experience fatigue. In addition to the individual, another person such as an employer, teacher, or parent may be notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Torvec, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Kaplan, Douglas A. Hemink, Matt Kenyon
  • Publication number: 20170249824
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for monitoring fatigue and notifying an individual are described. The individual may be an operator of a vehicle, equipment, or machine, a student, or other person that may experience fatigue. Motion of the individual is monitored to detect a predescribed motion in response to a stimulus to first determine a base responsiveness profile. Afterwards, a current responsiveness profile is determined based on a prescribed motion in response to a stimulus, and if the current responsiveness profile exceeds a predetermined threshold of the base responsiveness profile, a notification is issued to the individual and, optionally, another person such as an employer, teacher, or parent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Torvec, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Kaplan, Douglas A. Hemink, Matt Kenyon
  • Publication number: 20160071393
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring fatigue and notifying an individual are described. The individual may be an operator of a vehicle, equipment, or machine, a student, or other person that may experience fatigue. In addition to the individual, another person such as an employer, teacher, or parent may be notified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: RICHARD A. KAPLAN, DOUGLAS A. HEMINK, MATT KENYON
  • Publication number: 20140025179
    Abstract: Reticulated composites are formed with a thin coating of a ductile biocompatible metal such as tantalum on a brittle biocompatible substrate such as vitreous carbon. Such composites exhibit physical properties that permit these monolithic composites to be morselized, or sized and shaped manually. Such composites exhibit surfaces with excellent ductile metal biocompatibility properties, but with strength and fracture physical properties that are more characteristic of the brittle substrate than of the ductile metal. Such composites fracture easily, and may be morselized or worked by manual sizing and shaping. Such morselization and working is accomplished by breaking or fracturing the composite, rather than plastically deforming it. Morselized or manually shaped reticulated composites exhibit excellent biocompatibility characteristics with micro- and nano-textured surfaces that promote rapid bone ingrowth and adhesion. When the composite is broken, the substrate is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Ultramet
    Inventors: Arthur J. Fortini, Richard Kaplan, Gregory Borwick
  • Patent number: 8626874
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a four dimensional (4D) information distribution system and method which allows on-demand and real-time transmission of time-sensitive and useful self-help data or instructional materials to user. The transmission of the 4D information can be initiated at the user's request or it can be automatically carried out based on a set of established rules, such as a schedule of events. The 4D information distribution system includes a processing device for generating the 4D information, a distribution device for transmission of the 4D information, a receiving device for accepting the 4D information, and a display device for outputting the received 4D information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8089283
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for determining electrode impedances of a bioelectric signal-monitoring/recording system that includes an amplifier, and electrodes connected between a subject and the amplifier. An example apparatus includes: a voltage source outputting a voltage signal; a switching arrangement including an input electrically connected with the voltage source for receiving the voltage signal, an output electrically connected with the amplifier and the electrodes, and switches between the input and the output; and a controller in communication with the switches for opening and closing the switches to establish signal paths between the voltage source and the output, the controller calculating the electrode impedances relative to voltage outputs of the amplifier for each signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Consolidate Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kaplan, Ying Wang, Kenneth Loparo
  • Patent number: 7654948
    Abstract: Automated behavioral methods and systems for treating insomnia that use passive means for determining wake/sleep states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Consolidate Research of Richmond, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kaplan, Kenneth A. Loparo
  • Publication number: 20090043221
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for determining electrode impedances of a bioelectric signal-monitoring/recording system that includes an amplifier, and electrodes connected between a subject and the amplifier. An example apparatus includes: a voltage source outputting a voltage signal; a switching arrangement including an input electrically connected with the voltage source for receiving the voltage signal, an output electrically connected with the amplifier and the electrodes, and switches between the input and the output; and a controller in communication with the switches for opening and closing the switches to establish signal paths between the voltage source and the output, the controller calculating the electrode impedances relative to voltage outputs of the amplifier for each signal path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: CONSOLIDATED RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Richard KAPLAN, Ying WANG, Kenneth LOPARO
  • Publication number: 20070148769
    Abstract: The invention pertains to methods and devices for the long term, in vitroculture of hematopoietic progenitor cells in the absence of exogenously added hematopoietic growth factors, improved methods for the introduction of foreign genetic material into cells of hematopoietic origin, and to apparatus for performing these methods. The hematopoietic progenitor cells are cultured on a three-dimensional porous biomaterial. The three-dimensional porous biomaterial enhances hematopoietic progenitor cell survival and leads to an expansion of progenitor cell numbers and/or functionality, while maintaining progenitor cell pluripotency in the absence of exogenous growth factors. In addition, the three-dimensional porous biomaterial supports high level transduction on cells cultured upon such environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Cytomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Pykett, Michael Rosenzweig, Richard Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20060189061
    Abstract: The present invention provides a complementary metal oxide semiconductor integration process whereby a plurality of silicided metal gates are fabricated atop a gate dielectric. Each silicided metal gate that is formed using the integration scheme of the present invention has the same silicide metal phase and substantially the same height, regardless of the dimension of the silicide metal gate. The present invention also provides various methods of forming a CMOS structure having silicided contacts in which the polySi gate heights are substantially the same across the entire surface of a semiconductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Ricky Amos, Diane Boyd, Cyril Cabral, Richard Kaplan, Jakub Kedzierski, Victor Ku, Woo-Hyeong Lee, Ying Li, Anda Mocuta, Vijay Narayanan, An Steegen, Maheswaren Surendra
  • Publication number: 20050192025
    Abstract: An interactive tour guide system includes software downloaded from a tour-guide web site to a PDA (portable digital assistant) or tablet laptop computer. The user indicates his geographic location to the interactive tour-guide device by entry on a dynamic city map. Intelligent agent software responsive to a request from the user creates a customized tour program. The intelligent agent guides the user along the customized tour route by voice, video and/or graphics, and provides information about each exhibit on the tour. The downloaded interactive tour guide system provides interactive guided tours, theme guided tours and a self-guided “wander mode” tour. The virtual tour-guide system can personalize each directed tour by taking individual user expressed preferences into account, and can use collaborative filtering of experiences with prior users to suggest other exhibits which may be of interest to the present user. The interactive tour-guide system responds like a human tour-guide to the needs of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventor: Richard Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20050186747
    Abstract: The present invention provides a complementary metal oxide semiconductor integration process whereby a plurality of silicided metal gates are fabricated atop a gate dielectric. Each silicided metal gate that is formed using the integration scheme of the present invention has the same silicide metal phase and substantially the same height, regardless of the dimension of the silicide metal gate. The present invention also provides various methods of forming a CMOS structure having silicided contacts in which the polySi gate heights are substantially the same across the entire surface of a semiconductor structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ricky Amos, Diane Boyd, Cyril Cabral, Richard Kaplan, Jakub Kedzierski, Victor Ku, Woo-Hyeong Lee, Ying Li, Anda Mocuta, Vijay Narayanan, An Steegen, Maheswaran Surendra
  • Publication number: 20050079609
    Abstract: The invention pertains to methods and devices for the long term, in vitroculture of hematopoietic progenitor cells in the absence of exogenously added hematopoietic growth factors, improved methods for the introduction of foreign genetic material into cells of hematopoietic origin, and to apparatus for performing these methods. The hematopoietic progenitor cells are cultured on a three-dimensional porous biomaterial. The three-dimensional porous biomaterial enhances hematopoietic progenitor cell survival and leads to an expansion of progenitor cell numbers and/or functionality, while maintaining progenitor cell pluripotency in the absence of exogenous growth factors. In addition, the three-dimensional porous biomaterial supports high level transduction on cells cultured upon such environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: Cytomatrix, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Pykett, Michael Rosenzweig, Richard Kaplan
  • Patent number: D502223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Pera Group
    Inventors: Richard Kaplan, Robert Ponzetti
  • Patent number: D512745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Kaplan, Robert Ponzetti
  • Patent number: D515142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Kaplan, Robert Ponzetti