PATENTS ISSUED TO OUR CLIENTS

List of issued utility patents and design patents obtained by Russ Weinzimmer & Associates P.C. for our clients nationwide.

View recent patents obtained by Russ Weinzimmer & Associates, P.C. on the USPTO site.

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D852,764Cline — Circuit breaker board for a portable isolation power supply

D852,189Carr — Dashboard trim bezel for a touchscreen radio and heater/AC

10,302,383Maga — Side-loading fixed magazine with retractable follower and hinged ammunition loading door

10,300,735Mullins — Framing tool adaptable for use with a framing square

10,295,288Maga — Side-loading fixed magazine with retractable follower and sliding ammunition loading sleeve

10,288,371Maga — Side-loading fixed magazine with retractable follower and sliding ammunition loading panel

10,286,715Aniban — Method and apparatus for combining, storing and retailing multiple storage devices or recording mediums concealed within a greeting card and alike to create a traditional greeting card with literature and art with modern storage devices or recording mediums such as but not limited to compact disc, USB drive’s, monetary devices to furnish a way to send but not limited to audio, video’s, photo’s, literature and information etc’s with a greeting card

10,269,333Vater & Coviello — Kit for enhancing the durability of a drumstick by protecting against wear and breakage in the rimshot area of the drumstick

10,220,797Newman — Anti-vibration mount for an in-vehicle video display

10,157,529Rubinstein — Device and system for alerting caregivers to a child abandoned in a potentially dangerous environment

10,113,897Kofford & Pike-Kofford — Apparatus for catching oil drips associated with use of an oil level gauge tool

RE46,823Harish, Rubinstein, Arbit, & Weinzimmer — Reduced-pain allergy skin test device

9,943,663Vasapollo — Erotic dream induction apparatus

9,938,131Tomesch, Schneider, & Schmidt — Wine dispenser that protects unpoured wine from oxidation by preventing air from entering the dispenser when partially full

9,899,012First — Thumb-mountable support for enhancing support and control of an instrument of the violin-family

9,833,816Lopes & Lopes — Apparatus for quickly and efficiently cleaning and disinfecting sink drains and sink overflow holes

9,823,018Parker — Heated shelf apparatus and freeze dry cart using same

9,821,426Coleman & Underwood — Apparatus for adding an additional rotation axis to a multi-axis tooling machine

9,815,680Tomesch, Schneider, & Schmidt — Wine dispenser that preserves wine quality by reducing oxidation of contained wine when the dispenser is partially full

9,801,790Hessler — Enhanced medicine cup with a sipping straw for use with a medicine bottle

9,795,891Logan — Apparatus for soothing a child

9,782,877Marquis — Panel fastener tool for quickly, safely, and easily removing and inserting panel fasteners

9,770,645Stevens — Flexible light-weight shin and ankle guard providing comprehensive protection against lower leg injury while providing full range of motion

9,762,012LeGros — Vehicular electrical adapter cord having a standard 110/120 volt residential receptacle

D795,529Dunson — Longhorn themed garment

9,743,807Goddard — Enhanced tongs for securely gripping cooked or raw fruits or vegetables while exposing maximum surface area for peeling

9,743,643Kaplan & Backenstose — Network-based remote pet monitoring device and method

9,736,563Glass & Salman — Unilateral dual transducer stereo headphone

9,713,315Sweetman — Reconfigurable cat litter box and method of manufacturing same

9,630,547Adams & Potvin — Retractable shelter for providing protected space alongside a recreational vehicle having a slideout compartment

D782,932Tohikian — Illuminated roadside beacon

9,593,676Vanconett — Rectangular pump attachment interface providing a portable fixed link between a pump line coupled to a mobile tank and a line disposed in a reservoir

9,573,510Andretich — Mobile structure having sufficient internal structural rigidity to eliminate load-bearing perimeter support structures

9,572,503DeForest — Personal safety and security mobile application responsive to changes in heart rate

D777,999McAnulty — Double-ended pet chew toy

9,556,999Niemerg — Hunting trophy and visual display presentation apparatus

9,524,651Fix, Nichani, & Reddy — System and method for electronic communication using a voiceover in combination with user interaction events on a selected background

9,504,419Arturi — Male chastity device having a sensor for detecting prohibited behaviors

9,444,163Vasapollo — Miniaturized wire-to-board connector system for wearable devices

9,443,418D’Orazio — Wearable apparatus for indicating lawfully armed individuals to police officers arriving at the scene of an incident in progress

9,402,150Vasapollo — High-data-rate low-current consumption easy-to-implement miniaturized wireless micro-usb dongle

9,382,138Tucker — Advanced on-site water sanitization system having chlorine generation integrated with copper/silver ionization

9,335,138Nixon & Schultz — Combination hand tool for molding and trimming bullets, and crimping a rimfire case to a bullet to make a rimfire cartridge

9,320,885Vasapollo — Dual-purpose sleep-wearable headgear for monitoring and stimulating the brain of a sleeping person

D754,405Herde — Portable deer feeder bracket

9,311,929Kroeker, Slifka, & McGowan — Digital processor based complex acoustic resonance digital speech analysis system

9,261,755Roer & Rutherford — System and method for producing virtual light source movement in motion pictures and other media

9,219,637Boulanov, Ward, & Hopwood — Facilitating rapid establishment of human/machine communication links with private sip-based ip networks using pre-distributed static network address translation maps

9,214,147Price — Audio signal distortion using a secondary audio signal for enhanced control of psycho-acoustic and musical effects

9,132,764Andretich — Portable structure having sufficient internal structural rigidity to eliminate load-bearing perimeter support structures

9,111,315Mitchell — Method for providing a searchable, comprehensive database of proposed rides

9,107,503Kline — Segmented adaptable mobility aid device for level and inclined walkaways and for stairs

8,935,991Santo — Small animal incubator with a removable drawer

8,888,553McMullen — Doll head having a magnetically adjustable facial contour and method of assembling same

8,887,357Jimenez — Removable safety handle for motorcycle passengers

8,767,992Lester — Mobile media device case/attachment for providing passive acoustic boosting

8,757,140Hatjopoulos & Hatjopoulos — Barrier system for enhancing the safe operation of a commercial cooking appliance

8,757,053Gonzalez — Tortilla cartridge for storing tortillas and for loading tortillas into a tortlila warmer

8,733,286Sweetman — Litter box with apparatus for catchiing and returning tracked litter and method of assembling the litter box

8,720,125Andretich — Sustainable, mobile, expandable structure

8,705,823Harish, Rubinstein, Arbit, & Weinzimmer — Software product for breast examination result mapping, recording, comparing, and/or tracking

8,647,684Baube — pH modified insect repellent/insecticide soap composed of plant essential oils

8,631,815VanConett — Pump attachment interface providing a fixed link between a pump line coupled to a mobile tank and a line disposed in a reservoir

8,627,549Vernieu — Grip application device for applying a grip to a handle

8,624,735Kellen & Kellen — Alarm system having an indicator light that is external to an enclosed space for indicating the specific location of an intrusion into the enclosed space and a method for installing the alarm system

8,622,454Andretich — Mobile structure having sufficient internal structural rigidity to eliminate need for load-bearing perimeter support structures

8,599,018Kellen & Kellen — Alarm system having an indicator light that is external to an enclosed space for indicating the time elapsed since an intrusion into the enclosed space and method for installing the alarm system

8,597,199Harish, Rubinstein, Arbit, & Weinzimmer — Reduced-pain allergy skin test device

8,584,302Stroup — Self-cleaning retractable putty knife

8,539,718Ziegler — Rain catch for collecting and diverting rainwater from a retractable awning

8,513,571Gonzalez — Tortilla conveying system for sequentially conveying a plurality of tortillas to be warmed

8,474,896Ostberg — Vehicle topper that encloses the cargo bed of a vehicle such as a pickup truck, yet provides convenient open access thereto

8,470,143Tucker — Advanced chlorine generating system

8,463,914Boulanov — Facilitating rapid establishment of human/machine voice communication links over an ip network using last-known call-host endpoint states

D679,539Gonzalez — Tortilla warmer

8,368,721McCoy — Apparatus and method for on-field virtual reality simulation of us football and other sports

8,353,719Watts — Joined cord connection protector with top and bottom conforming to top and bottom of two joined cord connectors

8,327,857Aghilabadi — Method of applying a hair-care product to a hard-to-view portion of a person’s head using a dispensing bottle having a mirror attached to the dispensing bottle

8,311,812Kroeker, Slifka, & McGowan — Fast and accurate extraction of formants for speech recognition using a plurality of complex filters in parallel

8,302,974Kline — Adaptable mobility aid device for level and inclined walkways and for stairs

8,292,558Benesch — Trailer for conveniently loading and transporting a four-wheel vehicle

8,216,042Crawford & Tountas — Method for card game betting based on burn cards

8,176,841Hatjopoulos & Hatjopoulos — Cooking impliment shelf and food warming drawer for use with commercial griddles and charbroilers

8,162,293Goldmann, Weinzimmer, & Burum — Device for applying cooling mist and dry air to individuals

8,121,305Servello, Montecello, & Weinstein — Fetal communication system

8,107,802Hollis — Tankless electric water heater with efficient thermal transfer

8,087,794Stravinskas, Stravinskas, & Weinzimmer — Self-illuminating book with mode-switchable page-embedded lighting

8,046,853Felden & Flanagan — Adjustable-length spine-immobilizing backboard

8,043,164Hennessey — Apparatus for improving a golf swing

7,997,561Goldmann, Weinzimmer, & Burum — Device for applying cooling mist to individuals without water accumulation

7,976,355McAnulty — Flexible toss toy

7,914,166MacAlister — Ice sculpture display platform with integrated water collection and self-powered illumination

7,878,402Ye & Nadabar — Decoding distorted symbols

7,810,305Macidull — Automated fruit harvesting apparatus

RE41,718Quimpo — Toilet paper dispenser and folder system

D620,277Wyatt — Spice cabinet with washboard doors

7,748,054Araquistain — Disposable over-garment

7,737,694Viswanathan — Method and apparatus for high-gain magnetic resonance imaging

7,737,693Viswanathan — Signal acquisition and processing method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging

7,720,716Bassey & Cerkic — System and method for use by various departments to prepare a quotation

7,719,278Viswanathan — Method and apparatus for high-gain magnetic resonance imaging

7,714,577Viswanathan — Method and apparatus for high-gain magnetic resonance imaging

7,679,364Viswanathan — Method and apparatus for high-gain magnetic resonance imaging

7,621,425Mathew — Apparatus for controlled initiation of fluid-flow from an inverted container

7,560,923Viswanathan — Signal acquisition and processing method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging

7,525,310Viswanathan — Signal acquisition and processing method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging

7,500,324Power, Power, & Power — Convertible therapeutic sandals

7,428,637Billman — Dynamic authentication and initialization method

7,412,106Nadabar & Ye — Methods for locating and decoding distorted two-dimensional matrix symbols

7,313,761Mcclellan — Tree-style hierarchical control with graphical depiction of non-hierarchical interrelationships

7,251,366Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

7,242,801Wallack, Koljonen, & Michael — Image preprocessing for probe mark inspection

7,190,834Davis — Methods for finding and characterizing a deformed pattern in an image

7,181,066Wagman, Nadabar, & Davis — Method for locating bar codes and symbols in an image

7,164,796Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

7,162,073Akgul, Bachelder, Wagman, Davis, Koljonen, & Morje — Methods and apparatuses for detecting classifying and measuring spot defects in an image of an object

7,107,519Webster, Robles, McGarry, & Weinzimmer — Spreadsheet-based user interface creation

7,088,862Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

7,065,262Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

7,058,225Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

7,043,081Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

7,043,055Silver — Method and apparatus for locating objects using universal alignment targets

7,016,539Silver, McGarry, Hill, Foster, Nichani, Foster, & Wagman — Method for fast, robust, multi-dimensional pattern recognition

7,006,712Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

6,993,192Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

6,985,625Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

6,975,764Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

5,249,499Goldstein & Goldstein — Adjustable Tuning Barrel


PATENTS WRITTEN BY RUSS WEINZIMMER AT PREVIOUS FIRMS

Cognex, Chief Patent Counsel

6,973,207Akopyan, Jacobson, & Wang — Method and apparatus for inspecting distorted patterns

6,970,608Michael — Method for obtaining high-resolution performance from a single-chip color image sensor

6,963,338Bachelder & Marrion — Method for refining geometric description models using images

6,959,112Wagman — Method for finding a pattern which may fall partially outside an image

6,950,548Bachelder, Chang, Tosa, Gopalakrishnan, Fix, Milligan, Hunt, & Roberts — Creating geometric model descriptions for use in machine vision inspection systems

6,859,907McGarry — Large data set storage and display for electronic spreadsheets applied to machine vision

6,856,698Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern localization

6,853,751Milligan & Bachelder — Location of generally rectangular shaped objects in an image

6,850,646Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

6,836,567Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

6,812,933Silver — Method for rendering algebraically defined two-dimensional shapes by computing pixel intensity using an edge model and signed distance to the nearest boundary

6,804,416Bachelder, Jacobson, Negro, & Segal — Method and system for aligning geometric object models with images

6,798,925Bachelder, Jacobson, Negro, & Segal — Method and apparatus for calibrating an image acquisition system

6,718,074Dutta-Choudhury, Scola, Safford, & Reyzin — Method and apparatus for inspection for under-resolved features in digital images

6,718,048Kawata, Okuma, & Hasagawa — Method for recognizing a target component image within an image having multiple component images

6,690,842Silver, Garakani, & Wallack — Apparatus and method for detection and sub-pixel location of edges in a digital image

6,681,039Roberts & Sarachik — Fiducial mark search using sub-models

6,671,049Silver — Article of manufacture bearing a universal alignment target

6,658,145Silver, Wallack, & Wagman — Fast high-accuracy multi-dimensional pattern inspection

6,594,623Wang, Persky, & Jacobson — Determining three-dimensional orientation of objects

6,587,582Nichani & Scola — Semiconductor device image inspection with contrast enhancement

6,577,758Kawata, Okuma, & Hasagawa — Image position detection technique in which input parameters can be easily determined

6,574,358Koljonen & Taycher — Automatic training of inspection sites for paste inspection

6,571,006Montillo, Bachelder, & Marrion — Methods and apparatuses for measuring an extent of a group of objects within an image

6,567,542Koljonen & Taycher — Automatic training of inspection sites for paste inspection by using sample pads

6,526,165Montillo, Bachelder, & Marrion — Methods and apparatuses for refining a geometric description of an object having a plurality of extensions

6,516,092Bachelder & Ohashi — Robust sub-model shape-finder

6,490,600McGarry — Processing continuous data streams in electronic spreadsheets

6,483,950Wallack — Determining a depth

6,459,820Sarachik — Gauging using sub-model poses

6,457,032Silver — Efficient flexible digital filtering

6,424,734Roberts & Sarachik — Fiducial mark search using sub-models

6,411,734Bachelder & Sarachik — Object image search using validated sub-model poses

6,408,109Silver, Garakani, & Wallack — Apparatus and method for detecting and sub-pixel location of edges in a digital image

6,341,878Chiang — Method and apparatus for providing uniform diffuse illumination to a surface

6,324,299Sarachik, Bachelder, Marrion, & Chang — Object image search using sub-models

6,289,492Dutta-Choudhury, Picard, & Tosa — Methods and apparatuses for defining a region on an elongated object

6,278,796Drisko & Bachelder — Image processing system and method using subsampling with constraints such as time and uncertainty constraints

6,252,986Chang — Locating an image of an object having a concentric profile

6,249,602Michael, Koljonen, Dutta-Coudhury — Method and apparatus for determining a reference point of an object profile within an image

6,240,218Michael & Garakani — Apparatus and method for determining the location and orientation of a reference feature in an image

6,240,208Garakani & Taycher — Method for automatic visual identification of a reference site in an image

6,215,915Reyzin — Image processing methods and apparatus for separable, general affine transformation of an image

6,191,850Chiang — System and method for inspecting an object using structured illumination

6,178,262Picard & Levine — Circle location

6,157,732Drisko & Bachelder — Image processing system and method using subsampling with constraints such as time and uncertainty constraints

6,154,567McGarry — Pattern similarity metric for image search, registration, and comparison

6,148,120Sussman — Warping of focal images to correct correspondence error

6,141,033Michael & Romanik — Bandwidth reduction of multichannel images for machine vision

6,141,009Li & Yang — Interface for model definition

6,137,893Michael & Wallack — Machine vision calibration targets and methods of determining their location and orientation in an image

6,130,959Li — Analyzing an image of an arrangement of discrete objects

6,118,893Li — Analysis of an image of a pattern of discrete objects

6,075,881Foster & Loizeaux — Machine vision methods for identifying collinear sets of points from an image

6,035,066Michael — Boundary tracking method and apparatus to find leads

6,025,905Sussman — System for obtaining a uniform illumination reflectance image during periodic structured illumination

6,011,586Lepior, McGarry, Rostami, & Chiang — Low-profile image formation apparatus

6,005,978Garakani — Robust search for image features across image sequences exhibiting non-uniform changes in brightness

6,002,793Silver, Foster, & Marrion — Machine vision method and apparatus for finding an object orientation angle of a rectilinear object

5,995,648Drisko & Bachelder — Image processing system and method using subsampling with constraints such as time and uncertainty constraints

5,991,436Koljonen & Petry — Apparatus and method for inspecting wirebonds on leads

5,987,172Michael — Edge peak contour tracker

5,987,159Nichani — System or method for detecting defect within a semi-opaque enclosure

5,982,927Koljonen — Methods and apparatuses for in-line solder paste inspection

5,982,395Olson, Hinz, & Anderson — Method and apparatus for parallel addressing of an image processing memory

5,978,521Wallack & Michael — Machine vision methods using feedback to determine calibration locations of multiple cameras that image a common object

5,978,081Michael & Wallack — Multiple field of view calibration plate for use in semiconductor manufacturing

5,978,080Michael & Wallack — Machine vision methods using feedback to determine an orientation, pixel width and pixel height of a field of view

5,970,166Nichani — System or method for identifying contents of a semi-opaque envelope

5,960,125Michael & Wallack — Nonfeedback-based machine vision method for determining a calibration relationship between a camera and a moveable object

5,949,905Nichani & Scola — Model-based adaptive segmentation

5,949,901Nichani & Scola — Semiconductor device image inspection utilizing image subtraction and threshold imaging

5,943,441Michael — Edge contour tracking from a first edge point

5,918,196Jacobson — Vision system for analyzing solid-of-revolution radius profile

5,912,984Michael, Koljonen, Nichani, & Roberts — Method and apparatus for in-line solder paste inspection

5,912,768Sissom & Sussman — Depth-from-defocus optical apparatus with invariance to surface reflectance properties

5,900,975Sussman — Ghost image extinction in an active range sensor

5,878,152Sussman — Depth from focal gradient analysis using object texture removal by albedo normalization

5,872,870Michael — Machine vision methods for identifying extrema of objects in rotated reference frames

5,861,910McGarry & Friedman — Image formation apparatus for viewing indicia on a planar specular substrate

5,861,909Garakani & Koljonen — Apparatus for automated optical inspection objects

5,859,923Petry & Picard — Mark quality inspection apparatus and method

5,850,466Schott — Golden template comparison for rotated and/or scaled images

5,825,913Rostami, Clark, Michael, & Wilson — System for finding the orientation of a wafer

5,825,483Michael & Wallack — Multiple field of view calibration plate having a regular array of features for use in semiconductor manufacturing

5,818,443Schott — Single step coarse registration and inspection of circular objects

5,768,443Michael & Wallack — Method for coordinating multiple fields of view in multi-camera

5,757,956Koljonen, Michael, & Tosa — Template rotating method for locating bond pads in an image

5,751,853Michael — Locating shapes in two-dimensional space curves

5,717,785Silver — Method and apparatus for locating patterns in an optical image

5,673,334Nichani & Li — Method and apparatus for inspection of characteristics on non-rigid packages

5,640,200Michael — Golden template comparison using efficient image registration

5,602,937Bedrosian & Silver — Methods and apparatus for machine vision high accuracy searching

5,583,954Garakani — Methods and apparatus for fast correlation

5,548,326Michael — Efficient image registration

Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Hayes

5,310,912Neumeyer, Milius & Innis — Iodinated Neuroprobe for Mapping Monoamine Reuptake Sites

5,295,253Ducousso & Vallet — Cache memory utilizing a two-phase synchronization signal for controlling saturation conditions of the cache

5,280,378Lombardo — Cyclically scanned medical laser

5,218,687Ducousso & Vallet — Method and apparatus for fast memory access in a computer system

5,192,821Goldstein & Goldstein — Mouthpiece for a single-reed woodwind instrument

5,175,562Rappaport — High aperture-efficient, wide-angle scanning offset reflector anetnna

5,159,281Hedstrom, Porter, & Crego — Digital demodulator using numerical processor to evaluate period measurements

5,157,269Jordan & Mammano — Load current sharing circuit

5,144,573Greiner — Barrel shifter with parity bit generator

5,140,337Rappaport — High aperture efficiency, wide angle scanning reflector antenna

5,079,549Liessner — Digital resolver with a synchronous multiple count generation

5,063,608Siegel — Adaptive zonal coder

5,020,070Lombardo — Gas laser

Fish & Richardson

5,159,690Margolus & Toffoli — Multidimensional cellular data array processing system which separately permutes stored data elements and applies transformation rules to permuted elements

4,959,842Forney — Signal constellations

4,957,115Selker — Device for determining the probability of death of cardiac patents


Many more patents pending, and many older patents written while at other firms.

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