Patents by Inventor Timothy O. Knight

Timothy O. Knight 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: 20190133582
    Abstract: Force modulating tissue bridges, and associated applicators, kits and methods are provided. A force modulating tissue bridge can be a medical article for at least partially covering a wound and/or scar tissue. The medical article can include an elastic arch extending over an area, and a medial strut connected to the arch and extending into the area over which the central section extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Felmont F. Eaves, David O. Kazmer, Gary W. Knight, Timothy G. Dietz, William Eugene Clem
  • Patent number: 7162471
    Abstract: A content query management system at a content site employs a number of community and customized software search robots which collect content, such as messages from message boards, from other websites. The robots interact with subscribers to access, retrieve and post content according to content groupings and classifications that reflect the collective shared interests, desires, etc. of such subscribers. A user query interface is also adapted to facilitate searching and review of the content through predefined and customized filtering parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 7159011
    Abstract: A database management system employs a number of community and customized software search robots. The robots interact with subscribers to access, retrieve and post content according to content groupings and classifications that reflect the collective shared interests, desires, etc. of such subscribers. A user query interface is also adapted to facilitate searching and review of the content through predefined and customized filtering parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 6859807
    Abstract: A tabulating system and method analyzes content posted and/or queried by an online community. The content can be searched based on a search filter executed at defined intervals, and the system can also reach through to locate and extract content from other remote systems. Community postings and queries can be tabulated to determine “hot topics” of interest to the community, to enhance the appeal and stickiness of a website. Furthermore, subscribers can also formulate and define their own custom searches to be run on their behalf to identify the existence of particular content on the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 6804675
    Abstract: An intelligent data content provider system and method permits users to access both community content as well as customized content that they compile based on their own preferences. The system monitors community selections, queries, preferences and profiles to determine popular content authors, categories, etc., so that subscribers can share ideas and glean new areas of interest In some instances predictions can be made as to particular desirable subscriber content based on among other things, overall community interest in a particular subject, or prior selections made by the subscriber, so that such content can be presented automatically to a subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 6778982
    Abstract: An online content system is disclosed for creating, compiling and presenting content to subscribers. A subscriber interface is configured to present search, review and listing operations in a flexible manner. Tracking and tabulation is performed on message postings and queries to compile data about a community of subscribers. Content can also be collected and presented from outside the community, incuding from other message boards, newsources, websites, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 6721748
    Abstract: An intelligent data content provider system and method for subscriber postings and queries are monitored and evaluated to determine what types of content to retrieve, how to organize such content, and how to present the same. A series of community and customized software robots are used by the subscribers (and automatically in some cases by the system) to locate, retrieve and sort general interest and/or customized content from other online sources. By studying subscriber query and message traffic, the system can self-tune itself automatically to constantly adjust content retrieval, storage and presentation in response to changing community interests, desires, and the like. Because subscriber feedback is accounted for and incorporated into the design of the message board system, this enhances the experience for online users, resulting in increased system usage, subscriber retention characteristics, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 6571234
    Abstract: Queries and postings made to an online electronic message board are managed by a number of community and customized software search robots. The robots interact with subscribers to access, retrieve and post messages according to content groupings and classifications that reflect the collective shared interests, desires, etc., of such subscribers. Because the information is already pre-classified and indexed in such fashion, subscribers are given rapid access to key information that is most of interest to them, enhancing their overall experience with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 6515681
    Abstract: A program and graphical user interface is provided for facilitating user interactions with an online message board system. The interface provides multiple levels of filtering and screening capability with query parameters presented within a first portion of the interface to permit comprehensive and flexible selection of message entries of interest to a user. The message entries are compiled into intelligent sets corresponding to logical constructs tailored for the community of users for the online message board system, so that the need for reviewing messages to locate relevant subject matter is substantially eliminated. After the user specified message entries are retrieved, they can be displayed in list form in a second portion of the interface, and then reviewed in depth in yet a third portion of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy O. Knight
  • Patent number: 6493703
    Abstract: An online message board system monitors message traffic generated by subscribers so that intelligent decisions can be made concerning what types of content to locate and retrieve, what priority to use for locating such content, how to organize such content for ease of access by the subscribers, etc. A series of software robots are used to locate, retrieve and sort the content as derived from other online news groups. By studying subscriber message traffic, the system can self-tune itself automatically to constantly adjust content retrieval, storage and presentation in response to changing community interests, desires, and the like. Because subscriber feedback is accounted for and incorporated into the design of the message board system, this enhances the experience for online users, resulting in increased system usage, subscriber retention characteristics, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Prophet Financial Systems
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: RE41754
    Abstract: A program and graphical user interface is provided for facilitating user interactions with an online message board system. The interface provides multiple levels of filtering and screening capability with query parameters presented within a first portion of the interface to permit comprehensive and flexible selection of message entries of interest to a user. The message entries are compiled into intelligent sets corresponding to logical constructs tailored for the community of users for the online message board system, so that the need for reviewing messages to locate relevant subject matter is substantially eliminated. After the user specified message entries are retrieved, they can be displayed in list form in a second portion of the interface, and then reviewed in depth in yet a third portion of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy O. Knight
  • Patent number: RE43835
    Abstract: A tabulating system and method analyzes content posted and/or queried by an online community. The content can be searched based on a search filter executed at defined intervals, and the system can also reach through to locate and extract content from other remote systems. Community postings and queries can be tabulated to determine “hot topics” of interest to the community, to enhance the appeal and stickiness of a website. Furthermore, subscribers can also formulate and define their own custom searches to be run on their behalf to identify the existence of particular content on the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: RE45661
    Abstract: A tabulating system and method analyzes content posted and/or queried by an online community. The content can be searched based on a search filter executed at defined intervals, and the system can also reach through to locate and extract content from other remote systems. Community postings and queries can be tabulated to determine “hot topics” of interest to the community, to enhance the appeal and stickiness of a website. Furthermore, subscribers can also formulate and define their own custom searches to be run on their behalf to identify the existence of particular content on the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Maquis Techtrix LLC
    Inventors: Timothy O. Knight, J. Nicholas Gross