Parliamentary Procedure Patents (Class 434/235)
  • Publication number: 20140045155
    Abstract: A jury selection system for efficient jury selection using a jury board demarcated with a grid that mimics a jury seating arrangement. The jury selection system further comprises a primary tag to record a juror's information to be placed in the demarcated space on the board that corresponds with the juror's actual seat number. The primary tag has a primary tag indicator to indicate that the tag is a primary tag. A supplemental tag is provided if more information is recorded to be placed on top of the primary tag. The supplemental tag has a cut out to align with the primary tag indicator so that the primary tag can be identified when the supplemental tag is placed on top of the primary tag. Peremptory tags may be used to keep track of peremptory challenges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Spencer
  • Patent number: 8515790
    Abstract: The invention pertains to computer software tailored to streamline jury selection methods that are currently used by Courts worldwide, and in particular state and federal courts of the United States. The invention is also an improvement upon the current methods used by Courts for selecting jurors from a jury pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Jeb C Griebat
  • Publication number: 20110020777
    Abstract: A system for obtaining information on individuals including jurors and providing a variety of reports via the Internet in a rapid manner. The reports can be compiled and reviewed simultaneously by multiple users and notes can be included on the report format. The user may customize the information searched and presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: TRIALSMITH INC.
    Inventor: William Kent Hughes
  • Patent number: 7665993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for determining accurate estimates of punitive damages in bifurcated cases. The method increases the accuracy of punitive damages predictions through the use of mock juries that have completed the liability phase of the mock trial and have found the defendant liable. Prior art methods of estimating punitive damages typically skip the liability phase of the trial and ask jurors to simply assume liability, an assumption that ignores the fact that the experience of going through the process of finding the defendant liable changes the nature and dynamic of the jury in a fundamental and unpredictable manner. The method provided takes the totality of that experience into account, including the perceptions, coalitions, and antagonisms that develop during liability deliberations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventor: Louis Genevie
  • Patent number: 7284985
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of conducting a jury selection training exercise for a user based on mock trial data. The method includes presenting juror data for an initial pool of potential jurors on a computer display and providing juror questionnaire response data. The user is allowed to strike members of the initial pool for cause using a computer input device and to make up to a predetermined permitted number of peremptory strikes of members of the initial pool. A probable jury is assembled through computer processing that includes members of the initial pool not struck for cause and not struck using a peremptory strike. A stricken jury is assembled through computer processing that includes members of the initial pool struck for cause or struck using a peremptory strike. Jury deliberation results are presented to the user, including a decision made by each juror of the probable and stricken juries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventor: Louis Genevie
  • Patent number: 6699188
    Abstract: A patient is rewarded for performing a medical test or for maintaining medical test results within desired levels. Medical test data is generated and transferred for use by reward firmware in a cartridge, for example. Reward information is provided to the patient to motivate or encourage the patient to conduct medical tests and/or to maintain medical test results within certain levels. The cartridge can be inserted into an electronic controller, e.g. a handheld video-game controller, cellular telephone, or other device. Transmission of data and/or encouragement to and from a remote location provides additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Guidance Interactive Technologies
    Inventor: Paul Wessel
  • Publication number: 20040002044
    Abstract: A method is provided for conducting a jury selection training exercise for a user based on mock trial data. A juror pool data screen is presented for an initial pool of potential jurors, which indicates members of the initial pool who have been struck for cause and members of the initial pool who have been struck using a peremptory strike. A probable jury is presented including members of the initial pool not struck for cause and not struck using a peremptory strike. A stricken jury is presented including members of the initial pool struck for cause or struck using a peremptory strike. Jury deliberation results are presented to the user, including a decision made by each juror of the probable jury and each juror of the stricken jury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventor: Louis Genevie
  • Patent number: 6607389
    Abstract: A method provided for conducting a mock trial exercise in a lawsuit utilizes an attorney for a first party and an attorney for a second, opposing party. An initial pool of potential mock jurors is assembled and questioned in a manner that resembles as closely as possible a manner in which the venire will be questioned during the actual trial. Members of the initial pool are struck for cause, and the attorneys are permitted to make a predetermined number of peremptory strikes. A probable jury comprising members of the initial pool not struck for cause and not struck using a peremptory strike; and a stricken jury comprising members of the initial pool struck for cause or struck using a peremptory strike are assembled. Then, the first mock attorney and the second mock attorney present to both the probable jury and the stricken jury at least a summary of the case to be presented at trial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Inventor: Louis Genevie
  • Publication number: 20030031991
    Abstract: A method provided for conducting a mock trial exercise in a lawsuit utilizes an attorney for a first party and an attorney for a second, opposing party. An initial pool of potential mock jurors is assembled and questioned in a manner that resembles as closely as possible a manner in which the venire will be questioned during the actual trial. Members of the initial pool are struck for cause, and the attorneys are permitted to make a predetermined number of peremptory strikes. A probable jury comprising members of the initial pool not struck for cause and not struck using a peremptory strike; and a stricken jury comprising members of the initial pool struck for cause or struck using a peremptory strike are assembled. Then, the first mock attorney and the second mock attorney present to both the probable jury and the stricken jury at least a summary of the case to be presented at trial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Louis Genevie
  • Patent number: 6494830
    Abstract: The Invention presents a system and method of combining a medical device, a medical testing procedure, in a combination of hardware and software that provide motivation and digital rewards through a hand held video game controller or other hand held computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Guidance Interactive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Wessel
  • Publication number: 20020156351
    Abstract: The invention relates to body weight management systems for subjects including humans and domestic animals. Such systems utilizes devices and compositions to shift the energy balance of the user in the direction wherein the calories burned due to the user's activity is greater than the calories consumed by that user. These devices include a diet-tracking system, devices for estimating energy expenditure of the subject and a satiety agent. Such systems have a variety of uses including, but not limited to body weight maintenance, reduction or gain; reduction of body fat and, or gain in muscle mass and improvement of a subject's fitness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventor: Paul Joseph Sagel
  • Patent number: 4439161
    Abstract: An electronic learning aid in which the student supplies a problem to which the learning aid supplies a response. The response of the learning aid is sometimes correct and at other times incorrect, thus requiring the operator/student to respond as an educator of the learning aid. This educating of the learning aid by the student requires the ability to recognize the correct answer. Preferably, if the student recognizes the correct response, praise is given; otherwise, either the problem is explained to the student or the learning aid ventures another guess. This "educating" of the learning aid through the posing of problems from the operator allows the student to proceed at his own pace and yet tries the limits of his knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard H. Wiggins, George Doddington, Craig J. Cato