Sample Patents:

The following is a short list of some of the 400+ patents obtained by Mr. Todd E. Marlette. We are in the process of categorizing the patent backlog, adding new patents as they issue, and providing links for downloading. 

If your technology area is not particularly represented, please contact us! This list is by no means exhaustive. 

A printer friendly version of this list is on page 4 of our firm e-brochure.

Automotive Technology

5,522,371 Thermal insulation engine

5,603,298 High compression ratio internal-combustion engine

Business Method/ e-Commerce

5,553,216 Structured database system together with structure definition frame storing document body data

5,946,665 On line shopping system using a communication system

Cable Television Equipment

5,812,929 Bidirectional television system, cable television distributing device and processing terminal device

CAD/CAM software/equipment

5,751,597 CAD apparatus for LSI or printed circuit board

Cellular Telephony

5,585,805 Travel velocity detecting apparatus in mobile communication system

5,930,772 Volume-dependent accounting system and method in connectionless communications

Computer Architecture

5,574,269 Processing system for processing information in card having plurality of functions

Computer Graphics/Animation

5,880,860 Graded color acquisition method and apparatus in image processing

5,610,842 Method of animation plotting of NC machining program

Computer Networks

5,689,661 Reconfigurable torus network having switches between all adjacent processor elements for statically or dynamically splitting the network into a plurality of subsystems

Digital Photography

5,585,845 Electronic still camera having data storage device and method for recording image data within said data storage device

Electrical Power and Regulation

5,563,493 Power source system of portable information processing system using battery

5,621,623 DC-DC converter using flyback voltage

Fiber Optic Technology

5,515,192 Optical systems making use of phenomenon of stimulated brillouin scattering

5,636,046 Optical dispersion compensation method using transmissible band determined from synergetic effect of self phase modulation and group velocity dispersion

Food Processing Equipment

5,820,890 Apparatus for cutting plastic bar-shaped food

High Density Flexible Conductors

6,007,668 Tab tape and method for producing same

Human/Electronics Interface

5,597,067 Pushbutton switch

Laser Eye Surgery

5,835,190 Ophthalmologic curvature measuring device and method to conjointly measure a central and peripheral portion of a curved surface

5,815,240 Ophthalmologic device having means for classifying the picture data in the frame memory into the bright point regions and the mask regions

Laser Technology

5,742,627 Laser oscillator using a plate-type heat exchanger

Medical Equipment

6,221,016 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus

Optical Recording Media

5,617,394 Optical disk recording method and device

Photographic Technology

5,552,853 Auto focusing apparatus in a camera

Printing/Duplication Technology

5,606,406 Process cartridge provided with an accurately positioned transfer roller


5,836,169 Coffee Brewer Including Refrigerated Storage Receptacle

Robotics/Automated Manufacture

5,549,018 Small-locus machining apparatus

5,589,086 Method and apparatus for electrical discharge machining with control of a servomechanism by a position loop and a speed loop

Satellite Technology

5,855,341 Method of controlling a plurality of satellites

Semiconductor Technology

5,508,634 Semiconductor integrated circuit device of dual configuration having enhanced soft error withstanding capacity

Sensing Equipment

5,952,587 Imbedded bearing life and load monitor

Sound Suppression Systems

5,583,943 Active noise control system with detouring sound apparatus

Superconductor Equipment

5,587,526 Proof mass support and sensing system

Ultra-Sonic Motor Technology

5,939,847 Drive control device for ultrasonic motors

Video Processing Technology

5,546,136 Information processing unit for modifying gain in a frequency band of a video signal

VLSI Fabrication

6,132,908 Photo mask and exposure method using the same

5,841,145 Method of and system for exposing pattern on object by charged particle beam

Voice Recognition Software

5,704,005 Speech recognition apparatus and word dictionary therefor