Patents by Inventor Samuel Dinkin

Samuel Dinkin 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).

  • Publication number: 20020067282
    Abstract: A system and method for bettering the life of disabled persons whose mobility is impaired by using communication technology. Such technology allows the disabled control of his/her surrounding. The system and method comprises a wireless communication device associated with a wheelchair, or bed, and remote devices in the surroundings of the disabled person controlled by the wireless communication device. The present invention further provides for a standard protocol, such as Bluetooth, or IrDA for communication, and a selection policy for selecting a specific piece of device to communicate with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Samuel Dinkin, Stephen J. Boies, William Grey, Philip Shin-Lung Yu, David Perry Greene
  • Publication number: 20020065759
    Abstract: A system, method and program product automatically processes user requests for services subject to excess demand using a flexible market based mechanism. A coordinating server automatically manages a plurality of users in obtaining desired services from a plurality of service providers. The server is seamlessly coupled to the users and the service provider(s) via a network, e.g. Internet, PSTN, Wireless, Cable, Satellite. Each service provider maintains a queue of service requests in process. The service provider may also maintain multiple queues for lower levels of service, service priority, etc. Each user service request is provided to the server via the network as a competitive offer for the desired service. Where the current price, terms, conditions for the service are beyond the users bid, the user bid may opt to be disconnected from the server. Alternatively, the user bid may request the service provider to call back or provide the user with an appointment for call back by the service provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventors: Stephen J. Boies, Samuel Dinkin, David Greene, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Philip Shi-Lung Yu
  • Patent number: 6329919
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus, system, and method for providing reservations for restroom use. In one embodiment, a passenger on an airplane may submit a reservation request to the system for restroom use. The reservation system determines when the request can be accommodated and notifies the passenger when a restroom becomes available. The system improves airline safety by minimizing the time passengers spent standing while an airplane is in flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Boies, Samuel Dinkin, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Philip Shi-Lung Yu