Patents by Inventor William W. Mee

William W. Mee 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: 4625276
    Abstract: A system for transferring electronic funds data includes portable modules (20) each having a display (24) and a keyboard (26) together with an optical interface (36) adapted to transfer electronic funds data to other modules either directly or over the telephone lines through resident units (62). The modules (20) are operable in either a credit mode or a debit mode using a selector switch (30). Prior to establishing communication, the module determines whether it is in communication with another module or with a resident unit, then undergoes a "handshaking" protocol to establish half-duplex, bidirectional communication, before funds are actually transferred. Transaction records are retained in a random access memory (44) within each module. The transaction records are periodically downloaded to a central computer, or printed locally to generate a hard copy. Other applications of the system include monitoring physiological data, maintaining work-time records and monitoring radiation dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Vericard Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Benton, William W. Mee
  • Patent number: 4509648
    Abstract: A merchandise display assembly for use with perforated panel board and the like includes hanger brackets with upstanding arms to seat in the apertures of the pegboard and horizontally extending ledge portions. A panel member having a multiplicity of horizontally extending track portions is carried on the hanger brackets by seating of a track portion on the ledge portions thereof. The track portions have channels opening on the front face thereof, and clip members having vertically spaced legs are seated in the channels. These clip members in turn seat hooks which will carry "carded" product, shelf members for supporting product, and display hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: James A. Govang, William W. Mee, Robert S. de Gruchy