Patents by Inventor Robert J. Cohn

Robert J. Cohn 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: 10534527
    Abstract: A computing device (e.g., a host computer in communication with a tablet input device) receives pen data corresponding to first and second positions of a pen device. The computing device compares the first and second positions to obtain an angle and an offset distance between the positions. The computing device selects a scrolling direction (either vertical or horizontal) based on the angle, with the selection being biased towards vertical scrolling. The computing device determines a number of scrolling events based on the offset distance, which may include comparing the offset distance with a preselected minimum distance. The computing device sends the scrolling events to an application executing on the computing device. The scrolling events cause the application to render scrolling in the selected scrolling direction. The pen data may include an indication of pen-down status and/or pen button activation to help determine whether to activate or terminate scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenton J. Loftus, Robert C. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20190220161
    Abstract: A computing device (e.g., a host computer in communication with a tablet input device) receives pen data corresponding to first and second positions of a pen device. The computing device compares the first and second positions to obtain an angle and an offset distance between the positions. The computing device selects a scrolling direction (either vertical or horizontal) based on the angle, with the selection being biased towards vertical scrolling. The computing device determines a number of scrolling events based on the offset distance, which may include comparing the offset distance with a preselected minimum distance. The computing device sends the scrolling events to an application executing on the computing device. The scrolling events cause the application to render scrolling in the selected scrolling direction. The pen data may include an indication of pen-down status and/or pen button activation to help determine whether to activate or terminate scrolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenton J. Loftus, Robert C. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20190217005
    Abstract: A method for implanting a cardiac support device (CSD) on a patient's heart. An amount of contrast agent sufficient to cause structures on the heart to be visible upon fluoroscopic or other imaging is introduced into the pericardial space surrounding the heart. The heart and contrast agent are imaged to provide a visual indication of the location of the structures of the heart. The CSD is placed on the heart using the visual indications provided by the imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Cohn, Aaron J. Hjelle, Robert G. Walsh, Kevin Paul Bassett
  • Patent number: 9791097
    Abstract: A position- and length-adjustable arm (10) for supporting a tablet computer or other electronic device that is capable of numerous adjustments as desired by the user, and that includes a magnetic tablet attachment assembly (32) that permits the user to remove the tablet computer from the tablet arm with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Innovative Office Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bowman, Peter J. Carrasquillo, Michael P. Smith, Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20170216533
    Abstract: A safety shield for use with a hypodermic syringe device is disclosed. The safety shield is moveable relative to the syringe barrel between retracted position and a needle containing position. In the retracted position, the syringe device may be used to inject the needle into the patient. After the medication has been injected or as the needle is withdrawn from the patient, in its operative mode the shield automatically extends from its retracted position to a needle containing position to shield the point of the needle to prevent accidental sticks and without further input from the operator to render the syringe unusable after a single injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Patent number: 9623193
    Abstract: A safety shield for use with a hypodermic syringe device is disclosed. The safety shield is moveable relative to the syringe barrel between retracted position and a needle containing position. In the retracted position, the syringe device may be used to inject the needle into the patient. After the medication has been injected or as the needle is withdrawn from the patient, in its operative mode the shield automatically extends from its retracted position to a needle containing position to shield the point of the needle to prevent accidental sticks and without further input from the operator to render the syringe unusable after a single injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20160312950
    Abstract: A position- and length-adjustable arm (10) for supporting a tablet computer or other electronic device that is capable of numerous adjustments as desired by the user, and that includes a magnetic tablet attachment assembly (32) that permits the user to remove the tablet computer from the tablet arm with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bowman, Peter J. Carrasquillo, Michael P. Smith, Robert J. Cohn
  • Patent number: 9463916
    Abstract: A high temperature film substrate having a seal material printed thereon in a predefined pattern. The film comprises a pliable high melt temperature substrate and a heat-seal material selectively coated onto the substrate only in an area predetermined to be heat sealed together. Also disclosed is a heat-sealed pouch comprising a pliable high melt temperature substrate and a heat-seal material selectively coated onto the substrate only in a heat sealed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: B.S.C. TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20150284168
    Abstract: A high temperature film substrate having a seal material printed thereon in a predefined pattern. The film comprises a pliable high melt temperature substrate and a heat-seal material selectively coated onto the substrate only in an area predetermined to be heat sealed together. Also disclosed is a heat-sealed pouch comprising a pliable high melt temperature substrate and a heat-seal material selectively coated onto the substrate only in a heat sealed area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: B.S.C. TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20150148749
    Abstract: A safety shield for use with a hypodermic syringe device is disclosed. The safety shield is moveable relative to the syringe barrel between retracted position and a needle containing position. In the retracted position, the syringe device may be used to inject the needle into the patient. After the medication has been injected or as the needle is withdrawn from the patient, in its operative mode the shield automatically extends from its retracted position to a needle containing position to shield the point of the needle to prevent accidental sticks and without further input from the operator to render the syringe unusable after a single injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20130144255
    Abstract: A safety shield for use with a hypodermic syringe device is disclosed. The safety shield is moveable relative to the syringe barrel between refracted position and a needle containing position. In the retracted position, the syringe device may be used to inject the needle into the patient. After the needle has been withdrawn or as the needle is withdrawn from the patient, in its operative mode, the shield extends from its retracted position to a needle containing position to shield the point of the needle to prevent accidental sticks and to render the syringe unuseable after a single injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Patent number: 8245905
    Abstract: A ballot receptacle is provided with frame having an opening through which ballots are deposited into a receptacle and a sliding closure cooperating with the frame to seal the opening. A tamper evident seal is used to lock the closure in a sealed arrangement and thereby secure the ballots in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Paul D. Lantz, Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20090206150
    Abstract: A ballot receptacle is provided with frame having an opening through which ballots are deposited into a receptacle and a sliding closure cooperating with the frame to seal the opening. A tamper evident seal is used to lock the closure in a sealed arrangement and thereby secure the ballots in the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Paul D. Lantz, Robert J. Cohn
  • Publication number: 20080237232
    Abstract: A closure for a container, such as for luggage or for a bag, has a split rail disposed around the mouth frame and a train of links that rides on and secures the rail halves together, and a tunnel for storage of the train when opening the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Robert J. Cohn, Paul D. Lantz
  • Patent number: 6323464
    Abstract: A module adapted to generate a stream of hot and humid air, operating in conjunction either with a proofing chamber in which dough pieces are raised prior to baking or in conjunction with a holding chamber in which cooked food is maintained in a hot, moist state. The module is provided with a replenishable water reservoir from which water is fed into a steam generator in which the water is boiled to generate steam. Included in the module is a duct through which air is forced by a blower and an air heater disposed in the duct is used to heat the air. A conduit connects the steam generator to the duct and allows exhaust of steam into a positive-pressure zone (high pressure, after the blower) to effect a proofing action when the module is operated in proofing mode. Steam can also be fed into a low-pressure zone in the duct (at the blower inlet) to produce a stream of hot and humid air at a higher temperature whereby the module is operated in a food holding mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Patent number: 6115539
    Abstract: A module adapted to generate a controllable volume of steam for humidifying an air stream. The module includes a generally rectangular tank transversely divided by a barrier wall into a water reservoir section and a steam generating section. The longitudinal position of the barrier wall in the tank is adjustable to vary the relative water capacities of the sections. Disposed within the steam generating section is a controllable electric heater unit that acts to boil the water in this section at an adjustable rate to generate steam which is discharged into the air stream. The water boiled off in the steam generating section is replenished by water drained from the reservoir section through a flow passage in the barrier wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Inventor: Robert J. Cohn
  • Patent number: 5802963
    Abstract: A module adapted to generate a stream of hot, humid air, the module operating in conjunction with a proofing chamber in which pieces of yeast dough are raised prior to baking by being subjected to this stream. One section of the module is occupied by a replenishable water reservoir from which water is fed into the water pan of a steam generator. The pan is provided with a water heater element for boiling the water to produce steam which is collected in a steam chamber above the pan. A parallel section of the module is occupied by an air duct whose air intake at the inlet end of the duct leads to an air blower blowing a stream of air through an air heater element producing a hot air stream that flows via a mixing zone toward an exhaust vent at the outlet end of the duct. Steam from the steam chamber is injected by a steam tube into the mixing zone in the duct to intermingle with the hot air stream whereby discharged from the exhaust vent is a stream of hot, humid air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Product Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Cohn, Chad Morgan
  • Patent number: 5802892
    Abstract: A storage system including a storage container body, a door, and a lock assembly, the lock assembly including a lock latch mechanism located in a side wall of the storage container body remote from the door, and a striker member located on the door, wherein the lock latch mechanism includes at least one lock catch selectively capable of engaging and securing either one of a storage article resident in the storage container body or the striker member. The lock latch assembly may include a lock latch extension mechanism that includes a shuttle slide including a locking portion engagable with a lock catch of the lock latch mechanism, and a latching portion engagable with the striker member of the lock latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Metro Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Cohn, Douglas J. Kaminski, Robert W. Altonji
  • Patent number: 5782174
    Abstract: A soft hood and module assembly adapted to convert an open baker's rack loaded with pieces of yeast dough into a proofing chamber where the pieces are subjected to a hot humid air environment acting to raise these pieces prior to their baking. The module for generating hot humid air is placed in the base of the rack with its air inlet adjacent the front end of the rack and its outlet adjacent the rear end. The soft hood which is fabricated of flexible plastic sheeting encloses the rack to form a chamber having a feed duct parallel to the rear end of the rack which communicates with the module outlet, and a return duct parallel to the front end of the rack which communicates with the module inlet. In operation, hot, humid air blown out of the module outlet into the feed duct is distributed thereby to pass across the dough pieces supported by the rack into the return duct from which the air flows back into the inlet of the module for recirculation in the chamber to uniformly proof the pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventors: Robert J. Cohn, Chad Morgan, Arnold S. Rifkin, John Hutnick
  • Patent number: D742206
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Innovative Office Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bowman, Peter J. Carrasquillo, Michael P. Smith, Robert J. Cohn