Patents by Inventor Stephen A. Rondel

Stephen A. Rondel 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: 20090051649
    Abstract: A wearable display interface that during operation is in short-range, wireless bidirectional communication with a server, related methods, and systems including the interface and server. The wearable interface includes a power supply driving a processor that is operatively coupled to a visual display and a wireless interface where the wearable display interface further includes an attachment interface for linking the display interface to a user's body, such as wrist or neck, or apparel. The server is preferably a mobile telephone where the display interface is a client. In addition, the interface can further function as a speaker and/or microphone to received and/or accept verbalized data, such as input instructions or communication commands. Intentional distribution of processing across the server and client ensures that the interface maintains a small and efficient form factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Conversational Computing Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen A. Rondel
  • Patent number: 4984177
    Abstract: A voice language translator, suitable for implementation in hand-held size, is disclosed. The voice language translator includes: a key pad (20); a display system (17); a language cartridge(s) (45); a voice recognition module (49); a voice synthesizer (47); a speaker (39); a microphone (41); and a programmed CPU (43). Prior to use as a translator, the voice language translator is trained to the voice of a user. During training, a series of words and phrases to be spoken by the user are displayed, or spoken, in the language of the user. As the user speaks the words and phrases, the voice recognition circuit produces a digitally coded voice pattern that uniquely identifies the way in which the user spoke the words and phrases. The voice patterns produced by the voice recognition circuit are analyzed and stored, preferably in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Advanced Products and Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Rondel, Joel R. Carter
  • Patent number: 4878701
    Abstract: A portable door lock for securing a door from the interior. The lock includes a retractable blade (10) for interaction with the door strike plate and a handle (12) including mechanism to prevent motion of the blade when the handle is not coliner with the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Advanced Products & Technologies
    Inventors: Stephen A. Rondel, James B. Dobson
  • Patent number: 4674400
    Abstract: A self-contained, self-storing, compact hot beverage brewing device including a base member (2) including the heating and control elements, a water receiving container (6) which also serves as part of the storage container, a brewing element (10) movable from a position exterior to (6) during the brewing operation to a position interior of (6) in the storage operation and a brew receiving cup (14) which in the stored condition is placed over the top of (6) making a compact self-storing package. The brewing element (10) allows the user to by means of selector valve (12) control the strength and quality of the resultant beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Advanced Products & Technologies
    Inventors: Stephen A. Rondel, David B. Petrich
  • Patent number: D314764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Advanced Products and Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Rondel, William C. Quann, Kevin L. Falk, Wallace A. Petola, James R. Smith