Patents by Inventor Steven A. Schwartz

Steven A. Schwartz 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: 20220170252
    Abstract: Vacuum toilet flush valves. The disclosure uses a precise positioning of a magnet with respect to a flush valve plate in order to identify absolute alignment accurately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Robert G. Ratliff, David Beach, Steven Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20220061521
    Abstract: A barrier system is described herein. The barrier system includes at least three floating barrier elements, at least four securement components, and at least four stabilizing components. The at least four securement components are configured to secure the first floating barrier element between the second floating barrier element and the third floating barrier element to form a barrier. The at least four stabilizing components are configured to stabilize the barrier. The components of the barrier system are interchangeable and movable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: Steven Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20210301114
    Abstract: A high melt strength resin composition includes at least a) non-functionalized polypropylene, b) at least one acrylate such as zinc diacrylate, calcium diacrylate or aluminum triacrylate in a total amount of from 0.1 to 5% by weight based on the weight of non-functionalized polypropylene, and c) at least one acid neutralizer in a total amount of from 0.005 to 5% by weight based on the total weight of the at least one acrylate. The resin composition is compounded at a processing temperature between 185° C. and 260° C. to obtain the high melt strength polypropylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Brett ROBB, Steven A. SCHWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20180127965
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to flush plates having noncircular openings. In a specific example, the flush plate has a shark-fin shaped opening with an extending fin along a tail portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: MAG Aerospace Industries, LLC
    Inventors: David Beach, Arnaud Namer, Timothy Morse, John Yu, Steven Schwartz, Russell Tomas, Razmik Boodaghians
  • Patent number: 9185528
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of transceivers positioned to transmit and/or receive signals that pass through at least a portion of a structure of interest, wherein each of the transceivers receives a signal from at least one of the other transceivers, and a processor using the strength of the received signals, the locations of the transceivers, prior knowledge of building practices, and exterior characteristics of the structure to produce a map of the structure of interest and/or to detect movement of persons in the structure of interest. A method of producing a map of the structure of interest and/or detecting the movement of persons in the structure of interest is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Schwartz, Bruce F. Queen
  • Publication number: 20150141801
    Abstract: Specific embodiments of the invention are directed to improved surgical procedures involving the use of processed non-visual three-dimensional data (i.e. diagnostic scan data) to provide a surgeon with additional guidance (i.e. more than that generally obtained from visual observation of the working area) concerning the distance separating a working end of a surgical instrument and the posterior portion of a target tissue. Separation information may be used to aid the surgeon in minimizing the risk of unintended penetration of adjacent tissue with the working end of the instrument. Some embodiments provide for the visual and/or auditory conveyance of distance information to the surgeon. Additional embodiments provide for overlaying visual representations of selected three-dimensional structure information (e.g. depths of troughs cut into the lens) with the real surface feature images viewed by the surgeon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: VANTAGE SURGICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Hubschman P. Jean, Steven Schwartz, Jason Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao, James S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20150115178
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for guiding emissions to a target. The methods and systems utilize, in part, Markerless Tracking software to detect a beam of energy, such as a laser, toward a target such as a tissue that is the subject of a medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Vantage Surgical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubschman P. Jean, Steven Schwartz, Jason Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao
  • Patent number: 8954132
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for guiding emissions to a target. The methods and systems utilize, in part, Markerless Tracking software to detect a beam of energy, such as a laser, toward a target such as a tissue that is the subject of a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Jean P. Hubschman, Steven Schwartz, Jason Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao
  • Patent number: 8945140
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to improved phacoemulsification procedures involving the use of processed non-visual three-dimensional data (i.e. diagnostic scan data) to provide a surgeon with additional guidance concerning the distance separating a working end of a phacoemulsification instrument and the posterior capsule of the eye during a surgical procedure involving the removal of the crystalline lens of an eye. Such information is implemented to aid the surgeon in cutting or scoring the lens to a desired depth while minimizing the risk of penetrating the posterior portion of the capsule with the working end of the instrument. Some embodiments provide for the visual and/or auditory conveyance of distance information to the surgeon. Additional embodiments can provide for overlaying visual representations of selected structure information with the images provided to the surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vantage Surgical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Steven Schwartz, Jason T. Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao, James S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20140066703
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to minimally invasive surgical instruments and procedures using those instruments wherein the instruments include optical elements (e.g. a percutaneous optical channel (POC), a retaining plug and a stereoscopic imaging device (e.g. a stereoscopic camera) and a stereoscopic display device. The instruments be part of a system used to provide a surgeon with an indirect stereoscopic view of a surgical area undergoing a minimally invasive surgical procedure in a way that is perceived by the surgeon as being similar to that of an open surgery and providing a natural and intuitive environment to perform the surgery with a high degree of control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mark BLUMENKRANZ, Steven SCHWARTZ, Jean-Pierre HUBSCHMAN, Vacit ARAT, Jason WILSON
  • Publication number: 20140066704
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to minimally invasive surgical instruments and procedures using those instruments wherein the instruments include optical elements (e.g. a percutaneous optical channel (POC), a retaining plug and a stereoscopic imaging device (e.g. a stereoscopic camera) and a stereoscopic display device. The instruments be part of a system used to provide a surgeon with an indirect stereoscopic view of a surgical area undergoing a minimally invasive surgical procedure in a way that is perceived by the surgeon as being similar to that of an open surgery and providing a natural and intuitive environment to perform the surgery with a high degree of control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mark BLUMENKRANZ, Steven SCHWARTZ, Jean-Pierre HUBSCHMAN, Vacit ARAT, Jason WILSON
  • Publication number: 20140004874
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of transceivers positioned to transmit and/or receive signals that pass through at least a portion of a structure of interest, wherein each of the transceivers receives a signal from at least one of the other transceivers, and a processor using the strength of the received signals, the locations of the transceivers, prior knowledge of building practices, and exterior characteristics of the structure to produce a map of the structure of interest and/or to detect movement of persons in the structure of interest. A method of producing a map of the structure of interest and/or detecting the movement of persons in the structure of interest is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven A. Schwartz, Bruce F. Queen
  • Patent number: 8404352
    Abstract: A laminate and a process for making it are disclosed. The laminate comprises a metal substrate and a polymer layer that adheres to at least one plasma-treated surface of the metal substrate. The polymer layer comprises a blend of a first polyolefin and a grafted polyolefin. The laminate can be prepared by plasma-treating at least one surface of a metal substrate and extruding onto the plasma-treated surface a polymer layer comprising a blend of a first polyolefin and a grafted polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Thomas J. Schwab, Steven A. Schwartz, Maged G. Botros, Charles S. Holland, Robert S. Weber, Richard T. E. Sylvester, Neil W. Morris
  • Publication number: 20120022408
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to improved surgical procedures such as ophthalmic procedures that utilize overlaid visual representations of three-dimensional data or other data with direct or indirect visual images of a surgical region (e.g. the eye) to provide improved information to a surgeon to speed surgical procedures and/or to provide improved outcomes of those procedures. In some embodiments, ophthalmic procedures are combined cataract removal and astigmatism reduction procedures. In other embodiments the ophthalmic procedures are corneal refractive surgical procedures that reshape the cornea to reduce astigmatism or other aberrations. In some ophthalmic procedures the three-dimensional data is topography data associated with the anterior surface of the cornea. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional data may be enhanced or replaced with aberrometric data associated with the optical path of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Steven Schwartz, Jason T. Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao, James S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20120022546
    Abstract: Specific embodiments of the invention are directed to improved phacoemulsification procedures involving the use of processed non-visual three-dimensional data (i.e. diagnostic scan data) to provide a surgeon with additional guidance (i.e. more than that generally obtained from visual observation of the working area) concerning the distance separating a working end of a phacoemulsification instrument and the posterior portion of the capsule of the eye during surgical procedures involving the removal of the crystalline lens of an eye (e.g. a cataract removal procedure). Such separation (i.e. distance or gap) information may be used to aid the surgeon in cutting or scoring the lens to a desired depth while minimizing the risk of penetrating the posterior portion of the capsule with the working end of the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Steven Schwartz, Jason T. Wilson, Tsu-Chin Tsao, James S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20110201939
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for guiding emissions to a target. The methods and systems utilize, in part, Markerless Tracking software to detect a beam of energy, such as a laser, toward a target such as a tissue that is the subject of a medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: VANTAGE SURGICAL SYSTEM
    Inventors: Jean P. HUBSCHMAN, Steven SCHWARTZ, Jason WILSON, Tsu-Chin TSAO
  • Publication number: 20100293479
    Abstract: A system for engaging in the comparison of information and/or advertising that is attractive, easy to navigate and straightforward The comparator interface allows users to compare and/or navigate through related and/or competing information and/or advertisements side-by-side In one embodiment, the information comparator interface displays several ads for a user to compare, in such an embodiment a single user selection will generate a side-by-side companson and result in several ad placements simultaneously As such, the information comparator interface may be employed by search engines, product companson engines, advertising, research and other venues The information comparator may act both as an application and as a flexible application program interface (API) that includes advances such as multi-pane viewing, multi-pane information placement, multi-pane click-thrus, comparative information navigations, and/or the like In one embodiment a single selection (e g, click) will present a user with a plurality of r
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Armand Rousso, Steven Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20100293490
    Abstract: The disclosure details the implementation of an apparatuses, methods, and systems for an information comparator comparison engine. The disclosure teaches an information comparator comparison engine for the determination, generation and presentation of comparison information that is user-friendly, attractive and straightforward. In one embodiment, the information comparator comparison engine provides facilities for the determination, generation and/or presentation of ads and/or other information items in the context of a comparison. The information comparator comparison engine allows for the presentation of multiple comparative information items in numerous contexts and situations. In one embodiment, the information comparator comparison engine may group, tag and/or categorize information items to identify comparable information items. The information comparator comparison engine enhances search mechanisms, research and comparisons regarding information, news, advertising, and/or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Armand Rousso, Steven Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20100287049
    Abstract: The disclosure details the implementation of an apparatuses, methods, and systems for language neutral search. The disclosure teaches a language neutral search system, which provides a straightforward, unified, and transparent interface that automatically presents users with a search interface that is native to their own language. The language neutral search system, also, dynamically responds and provides search results in the user's native language. As such, this disclosure details, in one embodiment, search-enhancing mechanisms and interfaces that provide language specific search capabilities for searching computer systems, for example, on the World Wide Web. As such, the language neutral search system provides a mechanism allowing a broader audience to better interface and interact with various computer systems. By including such search-enhancing components, the language neutral search system empowers members of society to make use of facilities such as Accoona Corp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Armand Rousso, Steven Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20100146380
    Abstract: An information comparator preview generator that provides interfaces for generating information comparison previews for use in the comparison of advertising that is attractive, easy to navigate and straightforward Such comparison presentations allow consumers to compare and/or navigate through related and/or competing information and/or advertisements side-by-side In one embodiment, the information comparator preview generator allows an advertiser to generate a preview (e g, ad) from an existing web page
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: ACCOONA CORP.
    Inventors: Armand Rousso, Steven Schwartz