New Jersey Patent Attorney Stuart M. Goldstein Helps Client Receive Patent on Design for Camera Embedded within Firearm that Shoots Evidentiary Photos as the Weapon Fires

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New Jersey Patent Attorney, Stuart M. Goldstein, partner and founding shareholder of the law firm of Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein PC, has been successful in obtaining the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 7,937,880 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a Camera Integrated Firearm System and Method.

With patent protection, your creative product or improvement becomes your exclusive property. And the rewards that come with it can be enormous.

New Jersey Patent Attorney, Stuart M. Goldstein, partner and founding shareholder of the law firm of Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein PC, has been successful in obtaining the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 7,937,880 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a Camera Integrated Firearm System and Method. This patent’s innovative design, invented by Hal Fidlow of Cranford, New Jersey, includes a self-contained miniature camera that mounts compactly and discretely within the firearm. At the instant the gun is fired, the impact of the explosion within the weapon not only compels the bullet towards its target, but also activates the camera’s operation. The camera instantly records the events, storing, in memory, a closely-spaced sequential stream of high speed digital photographs or videoclips of the person, object or scene at which the firearm is pointed, at the precise moment the weapon is fired.

The benefits to those who use firearms in the execution of their duties – local, state and federal law enforcement personnel, as well as the military and private security sector – are invaluable and numerous. Photos and videos taken by this integrated camera system will serve as evidence of firearm incidents, providing definitive, factual answers to many investigative questions such as whether the discharge of the weapon was appropriate; what events dictated the use of the weapon; and who was present at the scene and what were they doing. Such inquiries no longer will have to rely on inconsistent, conflicting or unreliable witness testimonies or unverifiable information.

The self-contained recoil camera system of the invention is dropped into the barrel of a recoil rod cavity of a firearm, replacing the standard recoil spring guide. Previous to this invention, there were no similar successful designs that could effectively and efficiently operate within the recoil rod cavity and also proceed to record and report on actual events upon the discharge of the firearm.

This patent design features many advantages to the user. The system does not alter the outward configuration or operation of the firearm. The firearm fits into its existing holster and has the same weight and balance. It maintains the accuracy, safety and reliability of the weapon. There are no additional controls or switches. The operation of the system is not apparent to the user or any other person that upon discharge of the weapon the camera is activated and a series of photographs are taken and stored automatically. In addition, it allows for the use of current technology to modify existing handguns and other firearms by simply replacing the original recoil spring guide assembly.

It is through Mr. Goldstein’s expertise in matters involving a variety of industrial and consumer products as well as equipment and systems within the mechanical, electrical, and marine disciplines that makes him the patent attorney clients seek out in order to receive patent protection for their creative products and improvements.

New Jersey Patent Attorney Stuart Goldstein oversees Hollstein Keating’s southern New Jersey office’s Intellectual Property Department, specializing in patent and trademark law. Mr. Goldstein’s solid background, experience, and technical knowledge in the mechanical, electrical-mechanical, and marine arts began with his B.S. in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1972.

For six years, he worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C., attaining primary examiner status. Since 1978, he has been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney (Registration #22817), handling patent application prosecution and related litigation.    

As a New Jersey based patent specialist in the patent field, Mr. Goldstein advises manufacturers, businesses, and individuals on product design, development, and integrity, guiding them efficiently through the complex patent approval process, worldwide. Says Mr. Goldstein, “If it is new and useful, if it can be made, if it has potential value, it should be patented. When you are looking to protect your original invention or improvement on existing technology, when you are looking to secure intellectual property ownership rights, when you are looking to safeguard future commercial success, the goal is to protect your patent ownership rights. Over the years, I have seen the consequences of not obtaining patent protection, of opportunities lost, and the loss of investment, time, energy, marketing possibilities and ownership. With patent protection, your creative product or improvement becomes your exclusive property. And the rewards that come with it can be enormous.”

Mr. Goldstein’s representative patent areas include all types of mechanical and electrical products and improvements, methods and systems: for example, construction tools and equipment, cleaning tools and appliances, electrical lighting and switches, household appliances, plumbing and electrical tools, appliances and related equipment, hardware and gardening tools, conveyor systems, automotive products and accessories, vessel and marine-related products and systems, recreational and leisure-related products, and medical devices and appliances.

Among the other recent technical patents that have received patent approval through Mr. Goldstein’s professional guidance is the Retractable Ramp System (U.S. Pat. No. 7,819,619) which assists in the loading and unloading of truck containers. The Tool Layout Caddy (U.S. Pat. No. 7,896,157) is a builder’s receptacle for storing tools, chalkline, and other items for layout operation. The Environmentally Safe Fluid Washout Container (U.S. Pat. No. 7,735,675) provides for the safe and clean disposal of concrete fluid washout. The Direction and Distance Correcting Golf Putter (U.S. Pat. No. 7,674,186) utilizes an actively compliant beam to greatly assist in maintaining putter face orientation. The Welded Hand Rake (U.S. Pat. No. 7,644,569) provides a welded forked tool constructed with tines specifically welded to the tool backbone so as to prevent and virtually eliminate tine breakage. The Adjustable Mouse Lap Pad (U.S. Pat. No. 7,621,499) is readily adjustable to the user’s lap or thigh and has a locking system that secures the adjusted pad in place.

The Supercharger Central System (U.S. Pat. No. 7,591,254) is easily installed on the existing crankshaft of a vehicle engine to control the operation of the vehicle’s supercharger. The Adjustable Fishing Rod Holder (U.S. Pat. No. 7,559,171) allows a surfcasting fishing rod to be maintained at a variety of pre-selected angles. The Adjustable Depth Fishing Lure (U.S. Pat. No. 7,316,095) is configured to be manually positioned to control usage at pre-selected depths of bodies of water. The Bow Mounted Vessel Propulsion System (U.S. Pat. No. 7,096,810) is a practical, effective, and efficient vessel propulsion system that addresses the limitations of prior propulsion systems, by reducing hull surface drag, enhancing fuel efficiency, and increasing vessel speed and maneuverability. The Conduit Rack Electrical Junction Box (U.S. Pat. No. 7,022,912) provides for a more efficient installation and use in suspended conduit racks. Invented by a licensed electrician for use within the construction industry, this invention accepts runs of protective conduit in conduit rack systems without interfering with the horizontal run of the conduit. This improvement eliminates the need for bending runs of conduit, saving time, material costs and labor.

For additional information, contact Angela Forte, Office Administrator at 856.810.8860 or email: sgoldstein(at)hollsteinkeating(dot)com. Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein PC is a full service civil litigation firm with expertise in all aspects of property, casualty, and commercial matters. Hollstein Keating represents a wide range of clients with nationwide legal concerns – individuals, corporations, businesses, and Fortune 500 companies concentrated throughout the Northeast, specifically in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. Their practice areas include casualty, commercial litigation, environmental, insurance coverage, maritime law, mass and toxic tort, patent and trademark law, products liability, sports and recreational law, and subrogation.

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