Patents Assigned to Synerdyne Corporation
  • Patent number: 9728353
    Abstract: A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20170160818
    Abstract: A system having a keyboard capable of supporting multiple hosts and changing character sets. A first host processor communicates with a display. A keyboard has a plurality of independently moveable physical keys with each letter of an entire alphabet accessible by a single strike actuation of one of the plurality of keys. The keyboard uses twelve or fewer keys provide single strike access to the entire alphabet. A map defining functions of the keys appears on the display responsive to a prompting action of a user's hand without requiring any finger to leave the keys that provide access to the alphabet. The map defines the spatial relationship of each function relative to a home position of a finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. DeLaurentis
  • Publication number: 20160357271
    Abstract: A collapsible compact touch-type keyboard for mobile devices. The keyboard includes a plurality of separate parts that together form a keyboard with keys large enough to allow efficient touch-typing. The plurality of parts includes at least a first and a second base each retaining a plurality of keys. A wireless transmitter exists within at least one of the parts to send keyboard events to a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin V. Vuong
  • Patent number: 9405380
    Abstract: An ultra-compact wireless keyboard in separable components, with an associated stand to support mobile devices. The invention uses separate key arrays which can be attached or dissociated, to deploy in a layout suitable for touch typing, or to collapse into a compact form for convenient transport. The stand provides for inclined operation of a mobile device with only a small additional volume. The keyboard may also provide for password characters to be stored internally, and transmitted automatically to a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Patent number: 9235270
    Abstract: A touch type keyboard with an array of mechanical keys. Each key has a plurality of capacitive sensors to detect a finger's location on the surface of the key. The array provides single strike access to an entire alphabet, while reducing hand motion. The invention overcomes previous conflicts, to combine wide finger-spacing with closer reach to each character. One embodiment also includes cursor control functions embedded within the home row, and layered labeling to improve visual simplicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. DeLaurentis, Mydul R. Islam
  • Patent number: 9156204
    Abstract: A system and method to fabricate three dimensional objects. A set of fabrication tools include at least a coarse deposition head and a fine additive head, a fine subtractive head or both employed concurrently within a single housing. A scanner may also be used within the housing to perform interleaved scanning of the partial fabrication during the fabrication. The process may be adjusted based on the scan results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Patent number: 8905742
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printer to fabricate three dimensional objects using a rotary build surface platen. This architecture achieves high space efficiency, and rigidity for precision. The apparatus size can be very small relative to the objects it can build. The 3D printer can also actively shape the side profile of a layer for greater fidelity with the ideal input geometry. The profile can be shaped through subtraction of material, or by constraining the material while it is deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Patent number: 8896539
    Abstract: A touch-type keyboard with multiple functions associated with each key which functions are uniquely selected based on finger position. Each of a plurality of mechanical keys are associated with at least three functions. Each key has a surface area for actuation by a user's finger. The surface area is mapped to zones associated with each function. Function actuation is determined by detection of the finger position when the key is actuated. In the event of a finger overlapping multiple zones during actuation, unique function selection is determined at least in part from the pattern of finger overlap with the plural zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20140241780
    Abstract: A touch-type keyboard having shifted functions accessed by a concurrent combination of multiple home row keys. Cursor control keys embedded in the home row of a touch-type keyboard. Cursor key functions are mapped to a location on a home row and an immediately adjacent location. Access to the cursor control functions is provided by concurrently actuating at least one other home row key. One embodiment includes key configurations to reduce hand motion, and labeling configurations to reduce visual clutter. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. Delaurentis, Mydul R. Islam
  • Publication number: 20140204032
    Abstract: A collapsible compact touch-type keyboard for mobile devices. The keyboard includes a plurality of separate parts that together form a keyboard with keys large enough to allow efficient touch-typing. The plurality of parts includes at least a first and a second base each retaining a plurality of keys. A wireless transmitter exists within at least one of the parts to send keyboard events to a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20140124346
    Abstract: A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Patent number: 8686948
    Abstract: A collapsible compact touch-type keyboard for mobile devices. The keyboard includes a plurality of separate parts that together form a keyboard with keys large enough to allow efficient touch-typing. The plurality of parts includes at least a first and a second base each retaining a plurality of keys. A wireless transmitter exists within at least one of the parts to send keyboard events to a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20140014486
    Abstract: A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Patent number: 8629362
    Abstract: A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20130284089
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus is disclosed. A housing encloses a work area having at least two distinct zones including a fabrication zone and an assembly zone. Digital data defining geometry for a three-dimensional object to be fabricated is passed via an interface to a processor within the housing. An efficient material supply mechanism sources the build material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Publication number: 20130202339
    Abstract: A touch-type keyboard with multiple functions associated with each key which functions are uniquely selected based on finger position. Each of a plurality of mechanical keys are associated with at least three functions. Each key has a surface area for actuation by a user's finger. The surface area is mapped to zones associated with each function. Function actuation is determined by detection of the finger position when the key is actuated. In the event of a finger overlapping multiple zones during actuation, unique function selection is determined at least in part from the pattern of finger overlap with the plural zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20130201109
    Abstract: A collapsible compact touch-type keyboard for mobile devices. The keyboard includes a plurality of separate parts that together form a keyboard with keys large enough to allow efficient touch-typing. The plurality of parts includes at least a first and a second base each retaining a plurality of keys. A wireless transmitter exists within at least one of the parts to send keyboard events to a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Patent number: 8479795
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus is disclosed. A housing encloses a work area having at least two distinct zones including a fabrication zone and an assembly zone. Digital data defining geometry for a three-dimensional object to be fabricated is passed via an interface to a processor within the housing. A fabrication mechanism in the fabrication zone to fabricates sub-elements where each sub-element corresponds to a portion of the object substantially consistent with the digital data. An assembly mechanism in the assembly zone joins the sub-elements in relative alignment to form the object defined by the geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Patent number: D757008
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SYNERDYNE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. DeLaurentis, Mydul R. Islam, William D. McKinley, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung
  • Patent number: D797103
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. DeLaurentis, Mydul R. Islam, William D. McKinley, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung