Patents by Inventor Richard G. Ogden

Richard G. Ogden 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: 4246913
    Abstract: A device for use by a smoker in developing a subconscious aversion to smoking. The device includes a special pressure transducer that is coupled to a holder for a smoking article such as a cigarette, for sensing whenever smoke is drawn from the cigarette and for producing a corresponding electrical control signal. The device further includes a transformer for converting the control signal to an electrical shock signal having a substantially higher voltage level, a potentiometer for permitting a manual adjustment of the voltage of the shock signal to a prescribed level, and a pair of electrodes for coupling the shock signal to the skin of the smoker, whereby every time smoke is drawn from the cigarette, a small, but annoying, electrical shock is received by the smoker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Assignee: Henry R. Harrison
    Inventors: Richard G. Ogden, Robert P. Lawrence