Patents by Inventor Alan Hulme-Lowe

Alan Hulme-Lowe has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070279391
    Abstract: A keypad having a virtual floating image that appears to a user to be in a plane other than the apparent plane of the keypad surface. More particularly, the indicia on the keypad appear to float above or below the surface of the device. The keypad can be, for example, the keypad on a cell phone. For such an application there would be more than one array of indicia present on the keypad. For example, there might be ten arrays of indicia, which provide the numerals from 0 to 9 and two more arrays to provide virtual images of the * and # keys. In some embodiments, the keypad is integrated with an illumination source that light up the indicia. The present disclosure also provides a method of manufacturing a key pad with a virtual floating image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Charles Marttila, John Strand, Alan Hulme-Lowe, M.Benton Free, John Huizinga, James Dobbs, Serge Wetzels, Glen Jerry, Jennifer Yi, William Dudley