Patents by Inventor Robert Osann, Jr.

Robert Osann, Jr. 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: 10437900
    Abstract: Internet search engines sometimes provide Internet search results referencing webpages that do not contain all search term elements submitted by a user. The user may then click on such Internet search results where the referenced webpages do not contain an important search term element. The present invention is directed to annotating Internet search results to indicate missing search term elements. This facilitates the user to avoid clicking on an Internet search result where the user's search term elements are not present on the referenced webpage, and thereby prevents wasting the user's time. Furthermore, frequently, search term elements are missing on a webpage referenced by an Internet search result but are found on a descendant webpage thereof. Accordingly, the present invention is further directed to annotating an Internet search result consistent with the presence or absence of search term elements on both a referenced webpage and one or more descendant webpages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10324995
    Abstract: Internet search engines sometimes provide Internet search results referencing webpages that do not contain all search term elements submitted by a user. The user may then click on such Internet search results where the referenced webpages do not contain an important search term element. The present invention is directed to annotating Internet search results to indicate missing search term elements. This facilitates the user to avoid clicking on an Internet search result where the user's search term elements are not present on the referenced webpage, and thereby prevents wasting the user's time. Furthermore, frequently, search term elements are missing on a webpage referenced by an Internet search result but are found on a descendant webpage thereof. Accordingly, the present invention is further directed to annotating an Internet search result consistent with the presence or absence of search term elements on both a referenced webpage and one or more descendant webpages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190095396
    Abstract: Internet search engines sometimes provide Internet search results referencing webpages that do not contain all search term elements submitted by a user. The user may then click on such Internet search results where the referenced webpages do not contain an important search term element. The present invention is directed to annotating Internet search results to indicate missing search term elements. This facilitates the user to avoid clicking on an Internet search result where the user's search term elements are not present on the referenced webpage, and thereby prevents wasting the user's time. Furthermore, frequently, search term elements are missing on a webpage referenced by an Internet search result but are found on a descendant webpage thereof. Accordingly, the present invention is further directed to annotating an Internet search result consistent with the presence or absence of search term elements on both a referenced webpage and one or more descendant webpages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190073429
    Abstract: Internet search engines sometimes provide Internet search results referencing webpages that do not contain all search term elements submitted by a user. The user may then click on such Internet search results where the referenced webpages do not contain an important search term element. The present invention is directed to annotating Internet search results to indicate missing search term elements. This facilitates the user to avoid clicking on an Internet search result where the user's search term elements are not present on the referenced webpage, and thereby prevents wasting the user's time. Furthermore, frequently, search term elements are missing on a webpage referenced by an Internet search result but are found on a descendant webpage thereof. Accordingly, the present invention is further directed to annotating an Internet search result consistent with the presence or absence of search term elements on both a referenced webpage and one or more descendant webpages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Patent number: 10140374
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for automatically analyzing and characterizing Internet search results, and removing search results from a search results page according to specific characteristics of operational function type information displayed on each webpage located at a URL corresponding to a search result. Operational function types include one or more of: a composition of information displayed on the webpage; a behavior of the webpage; a style of the webpage; an organization of the webpage; and a purpose of the webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10070249
    Abstract: Mobile phones, phone systems, and emergency location systems are described with features that assist rescue teams in locating survivors in a disaster situation where a phone user and their mobile phone are buried under rubble. To enable the phone's battery charge to last longer, an emergency power conservation mode (E-mode) is activated by either receiving a command from an external source via RF transmission, or by noticing a rapid reduction in signal strength from a tower without changing the phone's physical location. Transmissions are also made by the phone from time to time indicating the user's health condition including providing an indication of life. Portable RF devices may be deployed at grid positions to locate mobile phones by triangulation based on signals received from mobile phones while battery charge still exists for the mobile phones immediately following the disaster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180144416
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a video surveillance, communications, and control system for the home is disclosed. The system may include one or more video cameras located in one or more rooms in a home, one or more motion detectors in one or more rooms in a home, one or more lights in the one or more rooms, each of the one or more lights being remotely controllable, and a console. The console may display video images sent from the one or more video cameras. The console may include a split screen capability for viewing one or more images of the one or more rooms, one or more buttons for remotely controlling lights in the one or more rooms, one or more motion indicators describing which of the one or more rooms have motion, and at least one button that enables a user to signal the police or security company.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Patent number: 9921018
    Abstract: A multi-mode and/or multi-ammunition weapon is described, whereupon being removed from a stored position is always initially in a first mode that is intended to disable or stun a subject. If deadly force is required, the weapon is easily and quickly placed in a second mode that is deadly. When returned to the stored position, the weapon is automatically placed in the first mode. Different mechanisms for disabling and/or stunning a subject are also described. A mechanism is optionally included for recording sequences of attack modes and/or ammunition types fired to provide an un-alterable record of events when the weapon is fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170241185
    Abstract: A portal apparatus for securely controlling passage is described. The apparatus uses a passageway which includes at least two moveable door panels that operate in conjunction with at least two sidewalls including at least one linear sidewall. The apparatus includes position sensors for tracking a position of a subject passing through the passageway and determining a rate of movement of the subject. While the subject is walking through the passageway, each door panels is controlled to move at the determined rate of movement of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Patent number: 9644417
    Abstract: Electro-mechanical and electronically controlled access devices are described for controlling access to a building, premises or area in a secure manner such that a subject who is deemed ineligible for access will be barred entry. The devices contain multiple rotatable and moveable door panels. The door panels can be controlled by various drive mechanisms in order to control the passage through the device. The direction of flow through a device according to these embodiments is electronically controlled and may be changed at any point in time. At any instant in time, the flow through the device is unidirectional. Multiple devices can be stacked together to form clusters, which can be controlled according to traffic, time of day, or other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9609621
    Abstract: System and methods are described to track and warn a person suspected of texting while driving, or alternately to block texting for drivers of moving vehicles. The position and speed of cell phones, and a GPS-enabled telematics system if present, are compared with those of other GPS-enabled devices in the vicinity. If the position and speed of a phone track that of one or more neighboring phones or a telematics system, it is assumed that a cell phone user may under certain conditions be texting while driving. For circumstances where persons suspected to be in the same vehicle utilize different service providers, parameters such any of cell phone position, velocity, and direction of travel are time-stamped and then compared. Texting is detected emanating directly from cell phones, or from a telematics system in a vehicle, or via a WiFi hotspot of a cell phone in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170067710
    Abstract: A multi-mode and/or multi-ammunition weapon is described, whereupon being removed from a stored position is always initially in a first mode that is intended to disable or stun a subject. If deadly force is required, the weapon is easily and quickly placed in a second mode that is deadly. When returned to the stored position, the weapon is automatically placed in the first mode. Different mechanisms for disabling and/or stunning a subject are also described. A mechanism is optionally included for recording sequences of attack modes and/or ammunition types fired to provide an un-alterable record of events when the weapon is fired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170064072
    Abstract: Mobile phones, phone systems, and emergency location systems are described with features that assist rescue teams in locating survivors in a disaster situation where a phone user and their mobile phone are buried under rubble. To enable the phone's battery charge to last longer, an emergency power conservation mode (E-mode) is activated by either receiving a command from an external source via RF transmission, or by noticing a rapid reduction in signal strength from a tower without changing the phone's physical location. Transmissions are also made by the phone from time to time indicating the user's health condition including providing an indication of life. Portable RF devices may be deployed at grid positions to locate mobile phones by triangulation based on signals received from mobile phones while battery charge still exists for the mobile phones immediately following the disaster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Patent number: 9529920
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically analyzing and characterizing Internet search results and annotating a search results page according to specific characteristics of each webpage located at a URL corresponding to a search result. Such characteristics include the composition of each search results webpage as well as which search term elements are present in a webpage located at a URL corresponding to a search result out of those search term elements that were submitted to a search engine to produce the search results webpage. Further, search results are annotated to indicate which search term elements are present in a descendent webpage of a webpage located at a URL corresponding to a search result. Search results may also be optionally filtered according to specific characteristics of a webpage located at a search results URL such that certain categories of webpage are excluded from being referenced in the displayed search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160270025
    Abstract: System and methods are described to track and warn a person suspected of texting while driving, or alternately to block texting for drivers of moving vehicles. The position and speed of cell phones, and a GPS-enabled telematics system if present, are compared with those of other GPS-enabled devices in the vicinity. If the position and speed of a phone track that of one or more neighboring phones or a telematics system, it is assumed that a cell phone user may under certain conditions be texting while driving. For circumstances where persons suspected to be in the same vehicle utilize different service providers, parameters such any of cell phone position, velocity, and direction of travel are time-stamped and then compared. Texting is detected emanating directly from cell phones, or from a telematics system in a vehicle, or via a WiFi hotspot of a cell phone in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Patent number: 9386141
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for tracking the progress of a trip where a person or persons wish to have a third party automatically informed of a delayed return. For long duration trips and/or trips to distant destinations, people typically make provision for having their pets and/or children watched over. However for short trips, they typically do not, especially with respect to their pets. The disclosed methods provide monitoring of a trip's progress such that if a traveler doesn't return home by a certain time, a third party is notified, thus avoiding a prolonged period of time wherein the pets and/or children are unattended, especially in the event of a catastrophic accident. The third party may be notified if an arrival time is predicted to be delayed, and when an actual arrival occurs. Provision is also included for adjusting the trip duration to delay or advance a designated arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9324121
    Abstract: A system and method are described to track and warn a person suspected of texting while driving a moving vehicle. The position and speed of a user's cell phone are compared with those of other cell phone users in the vicinity. If the position and speed of a phone track that of one or more neighboring phones, it is assumed that a user may under certain conditions be texting while driving. For circumstances where persons suspected to be in the same vehicle utilize different service providers, parameters such as for instance cell phone position, velocity, and direction of travel are time stamped and then compared. Cell phone users who are determined likely to be texting while driving based on the disclosed methods may be warned without disabling their texting capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9268054
    Abstract: Systems and methods describe automated/robotic baggage portals as well as their use when synchronized with automated/robotic human security portals. When companion human and baggage portals are synchronized, baggage items belonging to a subject are not passed through to a secure area unless the subject is cleared by a companion human portal for passage. Likewise, unless the subject is cleared for passage by the human portal, baggage items belonging to the subject are not passed through to a secure area unless the subject is cleared by the companion human portal. Variations on synchronization, tracking, and coordination mechanisms and methods are described as well as variations on baggage portal mechanisms including conveyer arrangements and baggage chamber configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160042484
    Abstract: A system and method are described to track and warn a person suspected of texting while driving a moving vehicle. The position and speed of a user's cell phone are compared with those of other cell phone users in the vicinity. If the position and speed of a phone track that of one or more neighboring phones, it is assumed that a user may under certain conditions be texting while driving. For circumstances where persons suspected to be in the same vehicle utilize different service providers, parameters such as for instance cell phone position, velocity, and direction of travel are time stamped and then compared. Cell phone users who are determined likely to be texting while driving based on the disclosed methods may be warned without disabling their texting capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Osann, JR.
  • Patent number: 9244498
    Abstract: A portable computer is described including a reverse-mounted touchpad and associated buttons where the touchpad is mounted on the reverse surface of the panel containing the portable computer's display and facing away from the user. One or more associated buttons are mounted on the surface of the display panel facing the user and function as the buttons normally associated with a touchpad, traditionally called the “mouse buttons”. The buttons are mounted in close proximity to the reverse-mounted touchpad such that the user can operate both the touchpad and the buttons simultaneously with a finger and the thumb of the same hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Osann, Jr.