Patents by Inventor Sergio D. Caplan

Sergio D. Caplan 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: 20140019566
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating communication between a finder of an article and an owner of the article including providing a unique ID to the owner and allowing the owner to register an association between the ID and owner contact information, allowing the owner to associate the ID and a virtual locale with the article, and forwarding communications of the finder of the article to the owner where the finder may provide no more information to the virtual locale than the ID and the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Sergio D. CAPLAN, Stanley SZPILKA, Jeffrey A. SMITH
  • Patent number: 8537002
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating communication between a finder of an article and an owner of the article including providing a unique ID to the owner and allowing the owner to register an association between the ID and owner contact information, allowing the owner to associate the ID and a virtual locale with the article, and forwarding communications of the finder of the article to the owner where the finder may provide no more information to the virtual locale than the ID and the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Four Gauchos LLC
    Inventors: Sergio D. Caplan, Stanley Szpilka, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120032798
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating communication between a finder of an article and an owner of the article including providing a unique ID to the owner and allowing the owner to register an association between the ID and owner contact information, allowing the owner to associate the ID and a virtual locale with the article, and forwarding communications of the finder of the article to the owner where the finder may provide no more information to the virtual locale than the ID and the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Four Gauchos LLC
    Inventors: Sergio D. Caplan, Stanley Szpilka, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7978068
    Abstract: A method and system of facilitating communication between a finder of an article and an owner of the article including providing a unique ID to the owner and allowing the owner to register an association between the ID and owner contact information, allowing the owner to associate the ID and a virtual locale with the article, and forwarding communications of the finder of the article to the owner where the finder may provide no more information to the virtual locale than the ID and the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Four Gauchos LLC
    Inventors: Sergio D. Caplan, Stanley Szpilka, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 5423034
    Abstract: A file directory structure generator and retrieval tool for use in a computer network is disclosed. The computer network comprises an output device, a local memory, a shared memory, and a local processor operating according to an operating system program and an application program. The local memory and the shared memory store files in a directory structure. Each file and level in the directory structure has network access privileges. The file directory structure generator and retrieval tool has a document locator module that maps the directory structure of the files stored in the memory to a real world hierarchical file structure of files and directories independent of conventions of the operating system. The document locator module can also change the network access privileges for files and directories without exiting the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Inventors: Leon Cohen-Levy, Aaron Graves, Sergio D. Caplan, Robert D. Schmidt