Patents by Inventor Steven A. Weiss

Steven A. Weiss 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: 10529179
    Abstract: An electronic gaining system moderates payout rates by the processor randomly providing a first random outcome which determines whether the wager is initially resolved by the processor as a winning outcome, tie outcome or losing outcome. The processor recognizes specific ones of, but less than all of the tie outcomes and/or the losing outcomes as belonging to a provisional subset of the outcomes and/or losing outcomes. The processor recognizes a random outcome as within the provisional subset, the processor randomly selecting from among multiple additional outcomes stored in memory for at least individual ones of random outcomes within the provisional subset, and randomly selecting a final random outcome for the at least individual one of the random outcomes within the provisional subset from a second set of random outcomes that includes at least one winning outcome, and resolving the wager on the basis of the final random outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190375668
    Abstract: A glass article with a length equal to or greater than about 880 mm, a width orthogonal to the length equal to or greater than about 680 mm and a thickness T defined between first and second major surfaces is described. A total thickness variation TTV across the width of the glass article equal to or less than about 4 m. A maximum sliding interval range MSIR obtained from a predetermined interval moved in 5 mm increments across a width of the glass article is equal to or less than about 4 m. A method of making the glass article, and an apparatus therefor are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrea Weiss BOOKBINDER, Bradley Frederick BOWDEN, Ronald Lee KIMBALL, Steven Howard TARCZA, William Anthony WHEDON
  • Publication number: 20190328845
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of restoring elasticity in tissue using tropoelastin containing compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Suzanne Marie Mithieux, Anthony Steven Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190275204
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for producing a device having elastic fiber arranged thereon. The method includes maintaining a cell culture including cells (for example, fibroblasts), cell medium and tropoelastin in conditions enabling the cells to form elastic fiber from the tropoelastin, and contacting a device with the cell culture to enable elastic fiber formed by the cells to be deposited onto the device, thereby producing a device having elastic fibers arranged thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Elastagen Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Anthony Steven WEISS, Suzanne Marie MITHIEUX
  • Publication number: 20190270597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically leveling a base frame of a bulk material transport conveyor include raising or lowering either or both radial travel wheels mounted on generally opposing sides of the base frame. Actuators normally used to raise or lower the radial travel wheel actuators may be controlled in response to inclination and/or limit sensors mounted on the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Brett Nelson, Scott Oberg, Steven Haugen, Bryan Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190222265
    Abstract: A sensor in a building HVAC system includes a transducer configured to measure a variable in the building HVAC system and to generate a sensor reading indicating a value of the measured variable. The sensor includes a communications interface configured to provide the sensor reading to a control device in the building HVAC system and a near field communication (NFC) circuit separate from the communications interface. The NFC circuit is configured to facilitate bidirectional NFC data communications between the sensor and a mobile device. The sensor includes a processing circuit having a processor and memory. The processing circuit is configured to wirelessly transmit data stored in the memory of the sensor to the mobile device via the NFC circuit, wirelessly receive data from the mobile device via the NFC circuit, and store the data received from the mobile device in the memory of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Daniel R. Rumler, Steven L. Whitsitt, Robert K. Alexander, Christopher Merkl, Gary A. Romanowich, Bernard Clement, Kevin A. Weiss
  • Patent number: 10315853
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically leveling a base frame of a bulk material transport conveyor include raising or lowering either or both radial travel wheels mounted on generally opposing sides of the base frame. Actuators normally used to raise or lower the radial travel wheel actuators may be controlled in response to inclination and/or limit sensors mounted on the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Superior Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Nelson, Scott Oberg, Steven Haugen, Bryan Weiss
  • Patent number: 10291292
    Abstract: A sensor in a building HVAC system includes a transducer configured to measure a variable in the building HVAC system and to generate a sensor reading indicating a value of the measured variable. The sensor includes a communications interface configured to provide the sensor reading to a control device in the building HVAC system and a near field communication (NFC) circuit separate from the communications interface. The NFC circuit is configured to facilitate bidirectional NFC data communications between the sensor and a mobile device. The sensor includes a processing circuit having a processor and memory. The processing circuit is configured to wirelessly transmit data stored in the memory of the sensor to the mobile device via the NFC circuit, wirelessly receive data from the mobile device via the NFC circuit, and store the data received from the mobile device in the memory of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Daniel R. Rumler, Steven L. Whitsitt, Robert K. Alexander, Christopher Merkl, Gary A. Romanowich, Bernard Clement, Kevin A. Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190062405
    Abstract: A method of healing a wound including contacting a wound edge with a tropoelastin or elastin derived peptide in conditions for enabling a sustained contact of the tropoelastin with the wound edge for a time period for enabling re-epithelialization of the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Steven WEISS
  • Publication number: 20180308312
    Abstract: An electronic gaining system moderates payout rates by the processor randomly providing a first random outcome which determines whether the wager is initially resolved by the processor as a winning outcome, tie outcome or losing outcome. The processor recognizes specific ones of, but less than all of the tie outcomes and/or the losing outcomes as belonging to a provisional subset of the outcomes and/or losing outcomes. The processor recognizes a random outcome as within the provisional subset, the processor randomly selecting from among multiple additional outcomes stored in memory for at least individual ones of random outcomes within the provisional subset, and randomly selecting a final random outcome for the at least individual one of the random outcomes within the provisional subset from a second set of random outcomes that includes at least one winning outcome, and resolving the wager on the basis of the final random outcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180243381
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for inducing or promoting repair of a bone fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Fariba Dehghani, Ali Fathi, Suzanne Marie Mithieux, Anthony Steven Weiss
  • Patent number: 9688741
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrogels and to the use of hydrogels for repair or restoration of tissue. In particular, the hydrogels of the present invention can be used for the repair or restoration of cardiac tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Elastagen Pty Ltd, President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Nasim Annabi, Anthony Steven Weiss, Ali Khademhosseini
  • Patent number: 9546235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymers, especially polymers useful as hydrogels, and to use of hydrogels for repair or restoration of tissue. In particular, the polymers and hydrogels of the present invention can be used for the repair or restoration of cartilage, especially articular cartilage. The polymers comprise at least a monomer for binding water, a monomer for imparting mechanical properties and a monomer for binding to an extracellular protein. The hydrogels comprise a polymer comprising at least a monomer for binding water and a monomer for binding to an extracellular protein. Crosslinking polymers by binding of said extra-cellular matrix protein forms hydrogels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
    Inventors: Fariba Dehghani, Anthony Steven Weiss, Hua Wei, Suzanne Marie Mithieux, Ali Fathi
  • Patent number: 9418516
    Abstract: An apparatus enables play of a wagering game in which winning outcomes are determined by random appearance of specific predetermined symbols in which: a player places a wager worth monetary value on a single gaming event in the wagering game; the player purchases with monetary value a safeguard action useful only in the single gaming event; the player receives a first complete set of symbols; if one symbol in the first complete set of symbols prevents or limits an amount of award in the single gaming event, the player exercises the safeguard action to discard the one symbol and have that one symbol replaced with one randomly provided symbol to form a second complete set of symbols; and the wager is resolved against a paytable using the second set of complete symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AGS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Weiss, Brooke Dunn
  • Publication number: 20160215111
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of controlling orientation of direct covalent binding of a peptide to a polymer substrate surface, to surfaces with peptides directly covalently bound thereto in a manner where the orientation of binding is controlled as well as to devices comprising such substrates. In particular the invention relates to A method of controlling predominant orientation of direct covalent binding of one or more peptides to a polymer substrate surface comprising: (a) exposing the surface to energetic ion treatment to generate a plurality of activated sites comprising reactive radical species; (b) incubating the surface with one or more peptide/s that exhibit or can be induced to exhibit a dipole moment and manipulating the electric field environment and/or charge of said surface and/or of said peptide/s during said incubating; wherein predominant orientation of direct covalent binding of said peptide/s to said surface is thereby controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
    Inventors: Marcela Bilek, Aleksey Kondyurin, Daniel Victor BAX, Anthony Steven Weiss
  • Publication number: 20160194379
    Abstract: A method of healing a wound including contacting a wound edge with a tropoelastin or elastin derived peptide in conditions for enabling a sustained contact of the tropoelastin with the wound edge for a time period for enabling re-epithelialization of the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony Steven Weiss
  • Publication number: 20160067741
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tropoelastin and to tissue repair and restoration using elastic materials. Disclosed is a process for producing an elastic material from tropoelastin including heating a solution of tropoelastin to form an elastic material from the tropoelastin in the solution. Also disclosed are elastic materials prepared according to this process and their applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Anthony Steven Weiss, Suzanne Marie Mithieux
  • Patent number: D798389
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Steven A. Weiss, Tawana Dete, Ryan Hansen
  • Patent number: D844711
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGS LLC
    Inventors: Steven A. Weiss, Tawana Dete, Ryan Hansen
  • Patent number: D874458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Brad G. Boozer, Makiko Kawamura Brzezinski, Tyler Scott Bushnell, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Colin Ely, M. Evans Hankey, Phillip M. Hobson, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Eric Steven Jol, Benjamin Jordan Kallman, Duncan Robert Kerr, David Nazzaro, Trevor Jordan Ness, Marc A. Newson, David Pelletier, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Fletcher Rothkopf, Peter Russell-Clarke, Jason Christopher Sauers, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Samuel Bruce Weiss, Christopher M. Werner, Eugene Antony Whang, Michael Benjamin Wittenberg, Stephen Paul Zadesky, Rico Zörkendörfer