Patents by Inventor Thomas O'Hara

Thomas O'Hara 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: 20110268199
    Abstract: A method and system for embedded communications that allows for FFT/IFFT-capable radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (“RC-IED”) force protection systems to communication information across local networks to enhance force protection operations and to provide additional data capacity to support other tactical operations. The communications system utilizes a significant amount of existing system hardware and software such that the addition of these communications capabilities does not significantly affect the unit cost of the RC-IED force protection system within which it is embedded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: SRC, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Thomas O'Hara, Ryan Gary Aures
  • Patent number: 7677569
    Abstract: A card game simulative of automobile track racing comprises a deck of cards having several categories of cards, including lap cards, offensive pit cards, defensive pit cards, sponsor cards, and a draft card, a die for determining a track condition for each round of play, and a method for keeping score to determine the order of finish for each player. The rules of the game closely simulate auto track racing with each player utilizing the cards in a strategic manner based upon certain track conditions and that approximates the strategic decisions an actual auto track racer makes during a race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas A. O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20080012227
    Abstract: A card game simulative of automobile track racing comprises a deck of cards having several categories of cards, including lap cards, offensive pit cards, defensive pit cards, sponsor cards, and a draft card, a die for determining a track condition for each round of play, and a method for keeping score to determine the order of finish for each player. The rules of the game closely simulate auto track racing with each player utilizing the cards in a strategic manner based upon certain track conditions and that approximates the strategic decisions an actual auto track racer makes during a race.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas A. O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20060282356
    Abstract: A trust can issue notes based on pooled home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). During a predetermined period, interest and principal payments can be made in connection with the HELOCs can be used to make payments to noteholders, to further capitalize or enhance the underlying loans or certificates based on those loans, or can be placed in a reserve fund. In an embodiment, on a defined date, the notes can be offered for auction. Where market clearing bids are within preferred parameters, the noteholders can sell their notes at par value. Where market clearing bids are within acceptable, but not preferred parameters, the noteholders can sell their notes at a discount value, with a backstop amount paid to the noteholders by a guarantor. Where the auction fails, the noteholders can retain their notes, and can be paid a backstop amount by the guarantor, up to a maximum backstop amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Brad Andres, Thomas O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20050261931
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method of fundraising utilizing prepaid gift certificates or gift cards. The system includes a program coordinator, a distributor, a fundraiser, and at least one vendor that generates prepaid certificates or cards. The program coordinator prepares a marketing program including brochure and order form. The program coordinator, or a distributor of the coordinator, places the program with fundraisers. The fundraiser sells vendors' gift certificates or cards, and collects monies and consumer information. The fundraiser keeps their portion of the proceeds and returns the remaining proceeds and consumer information to the program coordinator, or the distributor for forwarding to the coordinator. The program coordinator enters all orders and consumer information. The program coordinator keeps their portion of the money and returns the remaining money and customer information to the vendor. The vendor sends a catalog, a gift certificate or card to the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas O'Hara