Patent for Sale:

New and Unique Laser Pointer Apparatus    

For customer use when pointing out a product of interest in a display case, so that the merchant can retrieve intended item immediately, correctly, always, the very first time around.


Low-divergence light pointer apparatus for use through glass or similarly transparent or partially transparent display case surfaces. It has a flat bottom surface, which would be positioned on a flat horizontal surface of a transparent or partially transparent display case surface.

Benefits: Eliminates the risk of taking out a tray, for example, of jewelry to show the customer, quicker and more enjoyable selection of merchandise - especially during holiday shopping, eliminates iterative process between clerk and customer, simple and fun to use.

Primary Application of the Technology

This patented invention would be used in certain mercantile establishments, such as jewelers, candy shops, etc. where they make their living by selling comparatively small items which are displayed to customers under and/or behind glass or similarly transparent or partially transparent display case surfaces. The customer selects an item to examine, and perhaps purchase, by pointing it out to the merchant, but for small items, which are often displayed close to one another, merely pointing with the customer's finger often requires several iterations of trial and error back and forth between the customer and merchant before the merchant properly identifies which item the customer has in mind. This product would eliminate the iterative process, and enables the customer to designate which item he or she has in mind for selection, with no room for miscommunication, so that the merchant can retrieve the intended item immediately, correctly, always, the very first time around!

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 362: Illumination

Means and processes for casting visible radiant energy in at least one direction to render objects in that direction visible.

Subclass 253: COMBINED
Subclass 259: Laser type

Class 345: Computer Graphics Processing And Selective Visual Display Systems

Processes and apparatus for selective electrical control of two or more light-generating or light-controlling display elements* in accordance with a received or stored image data signal. The image data includes character, graphical information or display attribute data. The image data may include, for example, information data from a peripheral input device, from the reception of a television signal, from the recognition of image data, or from the generation or creation of image data by a computer.

Subclass 157: Cursor mark position control device
Subclass 158: Including orientation sensors (e.g., infrared, ultrasonic, remotely controlled)
Subclass 163: Mouse
Subclass 166: Optical detector

Class 372: Coherent Light Generators

An assembly of electrical, mechanical, and optical components produces an intense, coherent, directional beam of light by stimulating electronic, ionic, or molecular transitions to lower energy levels.