Patents by Inventor Ronald Erickson

Ronald Erickson 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: 8162738
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide a system and method for electronic lottery and or online gaming bet placement and management employing Radio Frequency Identification technology. The system and method both employ use of a plurality of passive RFID tags. Each tag comprises stored data. The data may include a read-only memory area and a writable memory area. The system and method also utilize a data storage medium under the operative control of a lottery/gaming administrator. The data storage medium contains data associated with a plurality of gambling accounts. The data may include personal information and payout information. Each gambling account is associated with at least one RFID tag via the unique read-only tag number stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Bertel Ronald Erickson
  • Patent number: 8152902
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions that can be used to adsorb low concentration, preferably, for example less than 15 ppm, of unwanted or target substances. Typically the absorbance can be from an enclosed vapor phase. Such absorbency is accomplished in a contained substantially enclosed gaseous volume or atmosphere using a composition comprising a cyclodextrin compound and a polyethylenimine that can have an absorbency capability for low concentrations of unwanted or target substances. Such absorbency can be obtained with thermoplastic materials used in the form of bulk polymer or a film, fiber, web, woven fabric, nonwoven fabric, sheet, packaging and other such structures including or surrounding the enclosed volume. The adsorbent of the invention is typically used in the context of an enclosed volume, also known as an enclosed ambient vapor phase that contains the adsorbent of the invention and the unwanted or target substances at a concentration that is not desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cellresin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Willard E. Wood, Ronald A. Erickson
  • Patent number: 8128089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide a method of integrating radio frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication (NFC) to add excitement, features, automation or semi-automation, and digital connectivity to a traditional Bingo or lottery game. Any game of chance may be played using embodiments of the disclosed technology. Balls used for purposes of randomization comprise freely movable RFID tags situated therein. When a ball is chosen, such as when it is the first or only ball to pass through an exit tube of a mixing apparatus, its RFID tag (with data corresponding to indicia on the ball) is read, and appropriate action can be taken, such as to update a video screen accordingly, check Bingos, check lottery winning tickets, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Bertil Ronald Erickson
  • Publication number: 20120032396
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide a method of integrating radio frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication (NFC) to add excitement, features, automation or semi-automation, and digital connectivity to a traditional Bingo or lottery game. Any game of chance may be played using embodiments of the disclosed technology. Balls used for purposes of randomization comprise freely movable RFID tags situated therein. When a ball is chosen, such as when it is the first or only ball to pass through an exit tube of a mixing apparatus, its RFID tag (with data corresponding to indicia on the ball) is read, and appropriate action can be taken, such as to update a video screen accordingly, check Bingos, check lottery winning tickets, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Bertil Ronald Erickson
  • Publication number: 20110306399
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology provide a system and method for electronic lottery and or online gaming bet placement and management employing Radio Frequency Identification technology. The system and method both employ use of a plurality of passive RFID tags. Each tag comprises stored data. The data may include a read-only memory area and a writable memory area. The system and method also utilize a data storage medium under the operative control of a lottery/gaming administrator. The data storage medium contains data associated with a plurality of gambling accounts. The data may include personal information and payout information. Each gambling account is associated with at least one RFID tag via the unique read-only tag number stored therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Bertel Ronald Erickson
  • Publication number: 20110072967
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions that can be used to adsorb low concentration, preferably, for example less than 15 ppm, of unwanted or target substances. Typically the absorbance can be from an enclosed vapor phase. Such absorbency is accomplished in a contained substantially enclosed gaseous volume or atmosphere using a composition comprising a cyclodextrin compound and a polyethylenimine that can have an absorbency capability for low concentrations of unwanted or target substances. Such absorbency can be obtained with thermoplastic materials used in the form of bulk polymer or a film, fiber, web, woven fabric, nonwoven fabric, sheet, packaging and other such structures including or surrounding the enclosed volume. The adsorbent of the invention is typically used in the context of an enclosed volume, also known as an enclosed ambient vapor phase that contains the adsorbent of the invention and the unwanted or target substances at a concentration that is not desirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Willard E. Wood, Ronald A. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20080056555
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for performing commercial and other activities using one or more two- or three-dimensional representational images, superimposing a two- or three-dimensional representational image, containing an image of the workpiece in an advanced state of assembly, with a surface or onto the actual workpiece, and utilizing the superimposed representational image to assist in the assembly of the workpiece. One or more two- or three-dimensional representational images are created, e.g., using standard photography, holography or computer imaging, and are placed in a frame integrated within the assembly line of the manufacturing facility. The workpiece is positioned in relation to location of the representational image, such that the representational image may be superimposed onto the workpiece. An assembly operation is then performed using the superimposed representational image as a template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Ronald Erickson, Eliezer Sandler, Joel Bock
  • Publication number: 20070094135
    Abstract: Described is a system that relates to purchases of and/or access to remotely located goods, services and information in general, such as through the Internet or by mobile phone devices, including chat services, dating services, matchmaking services, meeting services, access to games and other executable products, access to wallpaper displays and ringtones for phones, news of any type, sports, gaming and betting, weather reports, and in general any and all services, goods and information which may be provided by a telephone device, the Internet or by any means, and which may be paid for by way of text and/or multimedia messaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Moore, Ian Eisenberg, Ronald Erickson
  • Publication number: 20070091396
    Abstract: In a system for authenticating information, a holographic element, including a first layer of optical information in a first coded pattern and a second layer of optical information in a second coded pattern is inserted into a reader. The reader includes an opening into which the holographic element may be positioned, a light source, a first detector positioned at a first predetermined distance from the location of the holographic element when the holographic element is positioned in the opening, and a second detector positioned at a second predetermined distance from the location of the holographic element when the holographic element is positioned in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Ronald Erickson, Joel Bock, Eliezer Sandler
  • Publication number: 20060098435
    Abstract: In an object verifier having a housing and an object holder, an object may be placed in the object holder for observation by an operator. The object is illuminated using a collimated beam of white light that is generated by a light generator. The collimated beam of white light is passed through a beam splitter with the two portions of the collimated beam of white light presented to the object at a 90 degree angle one from the other. The interior of the housing includes a reflective surface for maximal illumination of the object. The observer may view the illuminated object through a viewing window and/or through a magnification window. The magnification window provides for the viewing of the object in greater detail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Joel Bock, Ronald Erickson, Eliezer Sandler
  • Publication number: 20050278828
    Abstract: A fisherman gripping glove system for efficiently gripping a fish without requiring usage of a fishing net. The fisherman gripping glove system includes a glove member having an inner layer, an intermediate layer and an outer layer. A plurality of particulate material is contained within the outer layer for facilitating gripping of a fish. The particulate material is preferably comprised of random and polygonal structures such as chippings from plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventor: Ronald Erickson
  • Patent number: 5097569
    Abstract: The tie back tack is used to secure a four-in-hand necktie to a shirt with minimal lateral movement of the necktie and without puncturing the front pendant of the necktie. A four link chain extends from the tie back tack and is attached to a removable clasp. The removable clasp attaches to the front edge of the shirt and keeps the necktie not only in place but centered at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventor: Ronald A. Erickson
  • Patent number: 4639584
    Abstract: A card having an uninterrupted strip of magnetizable material affixed to the surface of a substrate can carry a machine readable code in the form of a magnetized pattern. By removing alternate magnetized segments, in a column of parallel rifts across the strip, the machines readable code becomes non-alterable, since a uniform, unidirectional magnetization of the remaining material restores the original code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Inventors: Robert T. Adams, Ronald Erickson