Patents by Inventor William B. Barber

William B. Barber 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: 4955311
    Abstract: A foldaway floating dock for use on a body of water includes a plurality of floatable dock sections and a frame for interconnecting the dock sections. The frame includes an arrangement for slidably supporting each of the dock sections for movement away from and toward an adjacent dock section. The frame further includes an arrangement for facilitating pivotal movement of each dock section through relative to an adjacent dock station. The arrangement for facilitating pivotal movement is operable only when a dock section is spaced from an adjacent dock section, thereby allowing a folding of the dock sections one upon the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Inventor: William B. Barber
  • Patent number: 4858121
    Abstract: A plurality of remote terminals (A) are each disposed in a physician's office and are connected by telephone lines or other electronic data communication with a central processing system (B). Each terminal includes a data entry key board (10) and a magnetic tape reader (12) for entering physician, patient, medical service, insurance, and other medically related data. The entered data is processed by a terminal processor (20) to incorporate previously stored data from an electronic data memory and to transfer and store entered medical transaction data to memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Medical Payment Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: William B. Barber, William H. Davis, Karl Rautenkranz