Patents

Eric is a named inventor on over 65 patents issued or pending worldwide. A majority of Eric’s patents may be accessed through the table below.

A few of Eric’s patents may be seen by clicking on the images below.

walker-patent     toy-patent     dental-patent-2

Document #NameStatusIssue Date
D298709Seat moduleGranted11/29/1988
4907839Walker with folding seatGranted3/13/1990
4907794Foldable rolling walkerGranted3/13/1990
D310646Foldable rolling walkerGranted9/18/1990
5197152Commode of unitary constructionGranted3/30/1993
EP0522151A4COMMODE OF UNITARY CONSTRUCTIONPending 6/2/1993
5289596Commode of unitary constructionGranted3/1/1994
WO/1994/006339A1INTEGRALLY MOLDED STACKABLE COMMODE CHAIRPending 3/31/1994
5343573Integrally molded stackable commode chairGranted9/6/1994
D355985Integrally molded stackable shower chairGranted3/7/1995
D357361Integrally molded stackable shower stoolGranted4/18/1995
US20020097229Game and home entertainment device remote controlPending 7/25/2002
WO/2002/059868A1GAME AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE REMOTE CONTROLPending 8/1/2002
WO/2002/069298A1TRANSFORMER REMOTE CONTROLPending 9/6/2002
EP1364362A1GAME AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE REMOTE CONTROLPending 11/26/2003
EP1390928A1TRANSFORMER REMOTE CONTROLPending 2/25/2004
6750803Transformer remote controlGranted6/15/2004
EP1612477A2Illumination system for dentistry applicationsPending 1/4/2006
EP1614394A2Support system for dentistryPending 1/11/2006
US20060008787Voice alert in dentistryPending 1/12/2006
JP2006015155ADENTAL SUPPORT SYSTEMGranted1/19/2006
JP2006021040ALIGHTING SYSTEM FOR DENTAL USEGranted1/26/2006
WO/2006/014368A2AUTOMATIC CONTROL FOR DENTAL APPLICATIONSPending 2/9/2006
WO/2006/014369A2CURING LIGHT HAVING A REFLECTORPending 2/9/2006
WO/2006/014370A2LIGHT GUIDE FOR DENTISTRY APPLICATIONSPending 2/9/2006
WO/2006/014363A2CURING LIGHTPending 2/9/2006
WO/2006/014402A2DENTAL LIGHT DEVICE HAVING AN IMPROVED HEAT SINKPending 2/9/2006
US20060029904Support system for dentistryPending 2/9/2006
US20060069316Retracting devicesPending 3/30/2006
WO/2006/014371A3RETRACTING DEVICESPending 4/6/2006
US20060154209Voice alert in dentistryPending 7/13/2006
US20060166161Illumination system for dentistry applicationsPending 7/27/2006
US20060210948Prophylaxis angles and cupsPending 9/21/2006
WO/2007/005028A1VOICE ALERT FOR DENTISTRY APPLICATIONPending 1/11/2007
WO/2007/005022A1VOICE ALERT IN DENTISTRYPending 1/11/2007
D537192Light guide for dentistry applicationsGranted2/20/2007
D538459Support structure for a lamp for dentistry applicationsGranted3/13/2007
D538960Support structure for dentistry applicationsGranted3/20/2007
D539956Support structure for dentistry applicationsGranted4/3/2007
EP1776059A2CURING LIGHT HAVING A REFLECTORGranted4/25/2007
EP1776060A2RETRACTING DEVICESPending 4/25/2007
D542947Lamp for dentistry applicationsGranted5/15/2007
D543937Power pack for dentistry applicationsGranted6/5/2007
7273369Curing lightGranted9/25/2007
US20080057464Light Guide For Dentistry ApplicationsPending 3/6/2008
US20080064001Retracting DevicesPending 3/13/2008
US20080096159Support System For DentistryPending 4/24/2008
US20080101073Dental Light Devices Having an Improved Heat SinkPending 5/1/2008
7499760Automatic control for dental applicationsGranted3/3/2009
US20090142724ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR DENTISTRY APPLICATIONSPending 6/4/2009
US20090202961Ultrasonic Dental Tool Having a Light SourcePending 8/13/2009
7581846Dental light devices having an improved heat sinkGranted9/1/2009
US20090233254Dental light devices having an improved heat sinkPending 9/17/2009
EP1773232A4LIGHT GUIDE FOR DENTISTRY APPLICATIONSPending 10/28/2009
US20110100370Overmolding buckles at the same time as overmolding a lens respiratorPending 5/5/2011
8025502Light guide for dentistry applicationsGranted9/27/2011
EP1773179A4AUTOMATIC CONTROL FOR DENTAL APPLICATIONSPending 2/8/2012
EP1776058A4DENTAL LIGHT DEVICE HAVING AN IMPROVED HEAT SINKPending 3/14/2012
8613616Illumination system for dentistry applicationsGranted12/24/2013
8944355Stirring and chopping deviceGranted2/3/2015
US20150084235Overmolding buckles at the same time as overmolding a lens respiratorPending 3/26/2015
9016522Multi-compartment devices having dispensing tipsGranted4/28/2015
9039412Illumination system for dentistry applicationsGranted5/26/2015
D735419Outer shell member for an earmuffGranted7/28/2015
D744171Head harness for an earmuffGranted11/24/2015
EP1773179B1DENTAL WHITENING AND/OR CURING LAMP CONTROL SYSTEMPending 12/30/2015
D751353Chopping and stirring deviceGranted3/15/2016