Patents Assigned to Evolve Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6504580
    Abstract: The annunciator includes a visual display, wireless receiving circuitry for receiving, from a host device, data including selected information to be displayed, and software and/or hardware for maintaining the selected information displayed on the visual display of the annunciator. The circuitry of the annunciator can include wireless transmitting circuitry. Further the annunciator can have mounting structure, such as a magnet for mounting the annunciator to a wall surface, such as a refrigerator door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Paul Darbee, Frank O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6484011
    Abstract: The wireless information presentation device includes a power supply, a visual display, circuitry for turning on and off the wireless information presentation device, RF wireless receiver device for receiving, from a host device, selected information including news, weather, sports, broadcast media content and advertising, switch circuitry for selecting and structure including liquid crystal materials for displaying one the selected information on the display and structure associated with the liquid crystal materials for maintaining advertising displayed on the visual display of the wireless information presentation device after a predetermined timeout period from the last actuation of the switch circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Paul Darbee, Frank O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6278499
    Abstract: The remote control includes a visual display, first wireless circuitry for receiving from a host device data in the form of selected information, e.g., an advertisement, to be displayed, stored or processed, second wireless circuitry for sending information, control circuitry and software for controlling operation of the remote control, and the software including and a display default routine for returning to the display the display of the selected information received by the first wireless circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Darbee, Brandt Thompson, Frank O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6219109
    Abstract: The remote control is constructed and arranged for direct TV operation and includes; a keyboard having keys for selecting a television channel; structure and circuitry for coupling a data storage unit or signal source to said remote control; structure and circuitry for retrieving raw data or a video signal from said data storage unit; and, circuitry for directing signals containing raw data or a video signal to a signal receiving device associated with a television set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Raynesford, Paul Darbee
  • Patent number: 6154204
    Abstract: The tap antenna unit includes signal splitting circuitry, coupled to a coaxial cable which is servicing a consumer electronic device, such as a television set, for splitting off a signal from the coaxial cable; a filter coupled to an output of the signal splitting circuitry for selecting a low-level sharp frequency band in the energy spectrum of the coaxial cable; circuitry for demodulating a signal carried by the low-level frequency band; circuitry for modulating the output signal onto a carrier in an unlicensed frequency band; and an output antenna which is coupled to the modulating circuitry and which is capable of transmitting the output modulated signal over a limited transmitting-receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Thompson, Paul Darbee, Michael Hanafee
  • Patent number: 6130726
    Abstract: A remote control for operating a consumer electronic device. The remote control device may comprise a housing providing a mounting for a visual display and a keyboard including a plurality of keys; electrical circuitry in the housing including a microprocessor, at least one of an IR or RF receiver circuit coupled to the microprocessor, keyboard circuitry coupled between the microprocessor and the keyboard, a memory coupled to the microprocessor, and at least one of an IR or RF transmitter circuit coupled to the microprocessor. Program guide software is stored in the memory and executable by the microprocessor for causing to be displayed on the visual display, upon actuation of one or more of the keys, a program guide, advertising and/or other content contained in a data set received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Darbee, John R. Thompson, Brandt J. Thompson, Frank A. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6002450
    Abstract: The remote control includes a visual display, first wireless circuitry for receiving from a host device data in the form of selected information, e.g., an advertisement, to be displayed, stored or processed, second wireless circuitry for sending information, control circuitry and software for controlling operation of the remote control, and the software including and a display default routine for returning to the display the display of the selected information received by the first wireless circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Darbee, Brandt Thompson, Frank O'Donnell