Patents by Inventor Robert D. Harty

Robert D. Harty 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: 10489760
    Abstract: An apparatus that operates to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records, includes at least one processor that is in operative connection with a card reader, a check acceptor, a cash dispenser and a display. The at least one processor causes the machine to operate to read card data from a user card, and to cause a determination to be made that the read card data corresponds to an authorized financial account. The at least one processor is operative to cause data to be read from a check and/or cash to be dispensed, and a financial transfer to or from the account corresponding to the value thereof. Machine instructions are output and user transaction inputs can be received through either a primary or an auxiliary touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul D. Magee, James Block, Randall W. Jenkins, Tim Crews, Michael J. Harty, Richard C. Lute, Klaus A. Steinbach, Natarajan Ramachandran, Songtao Ma, Sathish M. Irudayam, Robert Konecny, James D. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10290189
    Abstract: An automated banking machine operative to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The automated banking machine includes a card reader that is operative to read card data from user cards corresponding to financial accounts. The automated banking machine is operative responsive to the card data to carry out transactions that transfer and/or allocate funds between accounts. The automated banking machine is further operative to provide users with a receipt for transactions conducted. The automated banking machine includes a cash dispenser operative to dispense cash to machine users and to cause the value of cash to be assessed to financial accounts corresponding to card data. The automated banking machine is further operative to receive currency bills or other sheets from a user and to process and store such sheets through operation of a currency accepting device. The account corresponding to card data may be credited for the value of bills or other sheets received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Eastman, Brian Jones, Michael S. Johnson, Shawn Griggy, Jeff A. Brannan, Michael J. Harty, Robert W. Barnett, Eric S. VanKeulen, Mike P. Ryan, William D. Beskitt, Kenneth Turocy
  • Patent number: 9776064
    Abstract: The invention provides head, neck, chest, and spine logical impact protection and thermal-regulation device having a webbing adapted to encapsulate head and neck, wherein the webbing is composed of a plurality of reversibly deformable substrates that are capable of being cooled or heated; wherein the webbing further provides apertures interspersed between the reversibly deformable substrates to allow fluid exchange between the head, neck, chest, and spine and the regions exterior to the webbing; and a temperature indicator, wherein the temperature indicator measures the temperatures of the body surface underlaying the webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20160345652
    Abstract: The invention provides head, neck, chest, and spine logical impact protection and thermal-regulation device having a webbing adapted to encapsulate head and neck, wherein the webbing is composed of a plurality of reversibly deformable substrates that are capable of being cooled or heated; wherein the webbing further provides apertures interspersed between the reversibly deformable substrates to allow fluid exchange between the head, neck, chest, and spine and the regions exterior to the webbing; and a temperature indicator, wherein the temperature indicator measures the temperatures of the body surface underlaying the webbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 8943617
    Abstract: The invention provides a head cooling/heating device comprising a webbing adapted to encapsulate the human head; and a plurality of cavities defined by said webbing, said cavities adapted to reversibly receive a plurality of substrates, wherein the substrates are capable of being cooled or heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 8468613
    Abstract: The invention further provides a device to protect the neck and the base of the skull of a person, the device comprises an impact-resistant substrate and a helmet. The impact-resistant pliable substrate is adapted to encircle an extended portion of the person's neck and lower cranium. The helmet is configured to cover the skull of the person, except for the occipital region of the skull. The helmet is adapted to receive the first impact-resistant pliable substrate such that the substrate substantially covers the occipital region of the skull and cervical vertebra of wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20120210490
    Abstract: The invention provides a head cooling/heating device comprising a webbing adapted to encapsulate the human head; and a plurality of cavities defined by said webbing, said cavities adapted to reversibly receive a plurality of substrates, wherein the substrates are capable of being cooled or heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20110162131
    Abstract: The invention further provides a device to protect the neck and the base of the skull of a person, the device comprises an impact-resistant substrate and a helmet. The impact-resistant pliable substrate is adapted to encircle an extended portion of the person's neck and lower cranium. The helmet is configured to cover the skull of the person, except for the occipital region of the skull. The helmet is adapted to receive the first impact-resistant pliable substrate such that the substrate substantially covers the occipital region of the skull and cervical vertebra of wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 7905870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device for collecting, retaining, draining, and measuring fluid loss in a myriad of medical procedures. Particularly, this invention relates to a device for collecting and measuring runoff fluid comprising a flexible liner and a frame adapted to removably receive said liner so as to conform the liner to a three-sided container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 7878995
    Abstract: A device to simultaneously immobilize the head, neck and upper torso of a patient, the device comprising a first substrate for supporting the back of the patient's head, a second substrate in communication with the first substrate, whereby the second substrate is adapted to encircle the patient's neck; and a third substrate in communication with the second substrate, whereby the third substrate contacts the patient's chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 7861326
    Abstract: A device is provided to protect the neck and the base of the skull of a person engaged in sports or other physical activities. The device comprises a first impact-resistant pliable substrate for protecting the back of the person's head, a second cushioning substrate lining the first substrate. The device encircles a substantial portion of the person's neck; with straps or other fastener devices provided to facilitate closure and anchoring of the device around the person's neck. While the device is typically worn with a helmet and attached thereto, the device also may be used alone, or in combination with a soft-style cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20090005840
    Abstract: A portable device for cooling or heating a body part using readily available cooling and heating sources, such as water from gardening hoses, EMS vehicles, fire trucks, and hydrants is presented. The devices are modular so that multiple devices can be combined to create a large device for cooling or heating an entire body that uses a single cooling or heating source. Alternatively, modularity of the invention provides a means to cool just a specific region of the body while simultaneously warming another region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20080146140
    Abstract: A device is provided for encapsulating a hand held electromagnetic radiation transceiver, the device comprising a hollow body having a top panel, a bottom panel, two side walls, and a front wall, said panels and walls continuously attached at their respective joints; a rear wall having an opening to allow insertion of the transceiver; whereby the device is finally hermetically sealed so as to prevent contamination of the transceiver by biological fluids, such as saliva, blood, and non-biological fluids, such as low-level radioactive waste, or organic materials. The device also contains indicators for pathogen and/or toxic agent contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20080127417
    Abstract: A device is provided for controlling run-off fluids from a person or animal, the device comprising a surface adapted to receive the person or animal while facilitating the evacuation and isolation of fluid running off the person or animal. The device facilitates full length exposure of the personal or animal so as to assure complete and immediate removal, isolation and measurement of hazardous fluid from same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20040078877
    Abstract: A device is provided to protect the neck and the base of the skull of a person engaged in sports or other physical activities. The device comprises a first impact-resistant pliable substrate for protecting the back of the person's head, a second cushioning substrate lining the first substrate. The device encircles a substantial portion of the person's neck; with straps or other fastener devices provided to facilitate closure and anchoring of the device around the person's neck. While the device is typically worn with a helmet and attached thereto, the device also may be used alone, or in combination with a soft-style cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 6405389
    Abstract: A versatile, compact, rapidly deployable and easily disposable contamination device that can accommodate various regions of the human body in isolation is provided. The device is deployable in a few seconds; isolates a patient's body region; accommodates any of the extremities of the human body, as well as the head and limbs, while minimizing the patient's discomfort; allows for the drainage and storage of contaminants and body fluids; and is easily disposable as a whole in a container provided for that purpose. Portions of the device are re-usable while other portions of the device are utilized to store contaminating fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 5568817
    Abstract: A disposable or semi-disposable compact device for confining runoff of hazardous fluid is provided, comprising a removably attached fluid impermeable liner form-fitted to a frame so as to conform the liner to a predetermined container shape to allow for patient decontamination or retention of fluids from leaking structures. The liner could be reused or disposed with or without the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 5426795
    Abstract: The invention is a contamination control device which facilitates the decontamination of a person contaminated with hazardous materials, such as radiation, toxic chemicals, pathogens, etc., comprising a recessed patient bearing surface having a first end and a second end, a catch basin integrally attached to the second end of the patient bearing surface so as to isolate and store contaminated cleaning fluid and bodily fluid, including hazardous material, and an enclosed conduit that directs said contaminated fluid and bodily fluid from the patient bearing surface to the catch basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty