Patents by Inventor Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen 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: 10364953
    Abstract: A solar-powered lantern uses light-emitting diodes to simulate an old-fashioned Edison-type bulb. The lantern comprises a housing having an upper edge defining an upper surface, a lower edge defining a lower surface, and a sidewall between the upper and lower edges. The lower edge of the housing transitions into a shade portion that extends downwardly from the housing. In the preferred embodiment the housing is cylindrical, and the shade is a conical shade having an upper edge coinciding with the lower edge of the housing. A light bulb also extends downwardly from the lower surface of the housing, and the light bulb is surrounded by a cage. A solar panel is disposed on the upper surface of the housing. A rechargeable battery is disposed in the housing, and the rechargeable battery is recharged with electrical energy generated by the solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20180187846
    Abstract: A solar-powered lantern uses light-emitting diodes to simulate an old-fashioned Edison-type bulb. The lantern comprises a housing having an upper edge defining an upper surface, a lower edge defining a lower surface, and a sidewall between the upper and lower edges. The lower edge of the housing transitions into a shade portion that extends downwardly from the housing. In the preferred embodiment the housing is cylindrical, and the shade is a conical shade having an upper edge coinciding with the lower edge of the housing. A light bulb also extends downwardly from the lower surface of the housing, and the light bulb is surrounded by a cage. A solar panel is disposed on the upper surface of the housing. A rechargeable battery is disposed in the housing, and the rechargeable battery is recharged with electrical energy generated by the solar panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20180154188
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for treating connective tissue. The method and apparatus includes elongating connective tissue including septa and/or fascia to achieve a lasting improvement (e.g., a long term, durable and/or substantially irreversible treatment of the connective tissue) to improve the appearance of cellulite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Henry H. Zenzie, Christopher Gaal, Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 9919168
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for treating connective tissue. The method and apparatus includes elongating connective tissue including septa and/or fascia to achieve a lasting improvement (e.g., a long term, durable and/or substantially irreversible treatment of the connective tissue) to improve the appearance of cellulite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Henry H. Zenzie, Christopher Gaal, Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 9657909
    Abstract: A light source causes hollow objects to glow in the dark (GID), thereby extending the operating period of light-activated materials in gazing globes and other decorative or ornamental objects. The light source may be provided as part of a conversion kit, enabling objects from different manufacturers to be converted to GID objects following purchase. A base unit includes the light emitter supported to illuminate the object from the inside out. The base unit further includes at least one solar panel facing into the interior of the object, and one or more batteries charged by the solar panel to power the light emitter. A device is used to couple the base unit to the rim of the object. In the preferred embodiment, the device for coupling the base unit to the rim of the object is an elastomeric ring that stretches over the rim of the object, thereby forming a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20170112574
    Abstract: Methods of treatment of tissue with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) to produce lattices of EMR-treated islets in the tissue are disclosed. Specifically, methods of treating internal hard and soft tissues, such as but not limited to organs, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, vessels and nerves, with such EMR-treated islets are described. Also disclosed are devices and systems for producing lattices of EMR-treated islets in tissue, and cosmetic and medical applications of such devices and systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Cohen, Michael H. Smotrich
  • Publication number: 20160252224
    Abstract: A light source causes hollow objects to glow in the dark (GID), thereby extending the operating period of light-activated materials in gazing globes and other decorative or ornamental objects. The light source may be provided as part of a conversion kit, enabling objects from different manufacturers to be converted to GID objects following purchase. A base unit includes the light emitter supported to illuminate the object from the inside out. The base unit further includes at least one solar panel facing into the interior of the object, and one or more batteries charged by the solar panel to power the light emitter. A device is used to couple the base unit to the rim of the object. In the preferred embodiment, the device for coupling the base unit to the rim of the object is an elastomeric ring that stretches over the rim of the object, thereby forming a seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 9410693
    Abstract: Decorator balls are illuminated from the inside-out using a self-contained, battery-powered LED module. The decorator ball itself is made from one or more elongated elements creating a hollow form with gaps or apertures in areas where the elements do not overlap. The module has a battery powered light-emitting diode (LED) and a solar panel to charge the battery. The module is coupled to the decorator ball such that the LED illuminates the decorator ball from the inside-out. White LEDs, LEDs of a particular color, or color-changing LEDs may be used. Either the solar panel or an additional photodetector may communicate with electronic circuitry within the module to activate the LED when ambient light falls below a predetermined level. The module may include a hanger for hanging the decorative article, and a reflector may be provided within the decorator ball to diverge and disperse the light from the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: RSR Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 9381346
    Abstract: The present invention features a medical device and methods for the prevention and/or treatment of neurological disorders via electrical stimulation. These device are minimally or non-invasive and are capable of detection of a neurological disorder and its subsequent prevention or treatment. Specifically, seizure control is among the targeted therapeutic areas. Components of the device include control electronics and electrodes; the latter are targeting electrodes located entirely outside the skull and can be constructed from ring type structures or virtually connected disc type arrays. Other sub-systems included in the medical device are a control system, a battery unit, and wires connecting these and other sub-systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Precisis US, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Lee, Allan Foreman, Wolfgang Daum, Richard Cohen, Jean Gotman, Andrew James Cole
  • Patent number: 9109778
    Abstract: A solar-powered hanging lantern includes an interchangeable shade. The article comprises a housing having an upper surface with a solar cell and a lower surface with a light source. A rechargeable battery and electronics within the housing charge the battery using the solar cell and illuminate the light source when ambient light falls to a predetermined level. The housing includes a cylindrical sidewall with a diameter and a peripheral rim extending outwardly form the cylindrical sidewall. A shade is provided having an upper, generally cylindrical opening slightly larger than the diameter of the housing, the shade being installed onto and over the housing such that the cylindrical opening rests on the peripheral rim, with an elastomeric ring being placed onto and over the housing to maintain the shade in position. The ring may be an O-ring and/or may include an inner groove to receive the opening of the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: RSR Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150036325
    Abstract: A solar-powered decorative article includes a module having an upper surface and a lower structure configured for coupling to the mouth of a transparent or translucent vessel. A solar panel is supported on the upper surface of the module, and a battery, disposed within the module, is recharged by the solar panel. A plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are suspended from the bottom surface of the module by tethers. A controller is operative to control each LED from OFF or low brightness to a higher brightness over time to produce decorative lighting patterns. The lower structure of the module may include a stopper configured for coupling to the mouth of a bottle, or threads configured for coupling to a jar having a threaded mouth. Each LED may be covered with a decorative, simulated firefly shell, with the controller being operative to control the LEDs to simulate lighting patterns generated by real fireflies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140313704
    Abstract: Decorator balls are illuminated from the inside-out using a self-contained, battery-powered LED module. The decorator ball itself is made from one or more elongated elements creating a hollow form with gaps or apertures in areas where the elements do not overlap. The module has a battery powered light-emitting diode (LED) and a solar panel to charge the battery. The module is coupled to the decorator ball such that the LED illuminates the decorator ball from the inside-out. White LEDs, LEDs of a particular color, or color-changing LEDs may be used. Either the solar panel or an additional photodetector may communicate with electronic circuitry within the module to activate the LED when ambient light falls below a predetermined level. The module may include a hanger for hanging the decorative article, and a reflector may be provided within the decorator ball to diverge and disperse the light from the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: RSR Sales, Inc. d/b/a Echo Valley Quality Home & Garden Products
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140055988
    Abstract: A solar-powered hanging lantern includes an interchangeable shade. The article comprises a housing having an upper surface with a solar cell and a lower surface with a light source. A rechargeable battery and electronics within the housing charge the battery using the solar cell and illuminate the light source when ambient light falls to a predetermined level. The housing includes a cylindrical sidewall with a diameter and a peripheral rim extending outwardly form the cylindrical sidewall. A shade is provided having an upper, generally cylindrical opening slightly larger than the diameter of the housing, the shade being installed onto and over the housing such that the cylindrical opening rests on the peripheral rim, with an elastomeric ring being placed onto and over the housing to maintain the shade in position. The ring may be an O-ring and/or may include an inner groove to receive the opening of the shade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: RSR Sales, Inc. d/h/a Echo Valley Quality Horne & Garden Products
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20130300300
    Abstract: A light source causes hollow objects to glow in the dark (GID), thereby extending the operating period of light-activated materials in gazing globes and other decorative or ornamental objects. The light source may be provided as part of a conversion kit, enabling objects from different manufacturers to be converted to GID objects following purchase. A base unit includes the light emitter supported to illuminate the object from the inside out. The base unit further includes at least one solar panel facing into the interior of the object, and one or more batteries charged by the solar panel to power the light emitter. A device is used to couple the base unit to the rim of the object. In the preferred embodiment, the device for coupling the base unit to the rim of the object is an elastomeric ring that stretches over the rim of the object, thereby forming a seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 8545454
    Abstract: A needle tip protective device for use with percutaneous entry needles. In one embodiment, the needle tip protective device includes a needle guard slidably mounted on a hypodermic needle, the latter having a needle tip located at the distal end thereof, and a change of profile formed medially there along. The needle guard is movable along the hypodermic needle and engageable with the change in profile formed thereon. The engagement with the change in profile is configured to correspond with the ability of the needle trap to entrap the needle tip once the needle trap has advanced the sufficient distance distally along the hypodermic needle. In further refinements, the needle trap may be biased toward the distal needle tip of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Thomas C. Kuracina, Randall E. Ohnemus, Craig W. Smith, Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 8454201
    Abstract: A system for illuminating a potted plant, statuary or other decorative articles comprises a base having a plurality of lighting units disposed around the periphery thereof to illuminate the article from below. The base may be circular, having a diameter in the range of 10 to 24 inches. A solar panel generates electricity from sunlight to charge a battery, and switching circuitry interconnects the battery to the lighting units when ambient light falls to a predetermined level. Each lighting unit may be integrally formed with the base, permanently or removably attached to the base, or coupled to the periphery of the base through one or more articulating joints and/or telescoping arms. The base may include a peripheral lip, thereby forming a water-holding tray to support a potted plant. The solar panel, battery and photodetector may be disposed in a remote housing and interconnected to the lights through electrical wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: RSR Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 8444605
    Abstract: A needle tip protective device for use with percutaneous entry needles. In one embodiment, the needle tip protective device includes a needle guard slidably mounted on a hypodermic needle, the latter having a needle tip located at the distal end thereof, and a change of profile formed medially there along. The needle guard is movable along the hypodermic needle and engageable with the change in profile formed thereon. The engagement with the change in profile is configured to correspond with the ability of the needle trap to entrap the needle tip once the needle trap has advanced the sufficient distance distally along the hypodermic needle. In further refinements, the needle trap may be biased toward the distal needle tip of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Thomas C. Kuracina, Randall E. Ohnemus, Craig W. Smith, Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20130094191
    Abstract: A solar-powered illuminator for hanging plants or other articles includes a housing having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an interior. One or more solar panel are disposed on the upper surface of the housing, and one or more light emitters configured to provide downward illumination from the lower surface of the housing. An upper connector is disposed at or above the upper surface of the housing, and a lower connector is disposed at or below the lower surface of the housing. A central member, oriented vertically through the housing, has an upper end coupled to the upper connector and a lower end coupled to the lower connector such that, when the housing is suspended using the upper connector and a load in the form of a hanging plant is suspended from the lower connector, the weight of the load carried by the central member instead of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: D726348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: RSR Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: D736448
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Cohen