Patents by Inventor Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler 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).

  • Patent number: 11320724
    Abstract: A tripod includes: a hub defining a set of leg mounts; a set of legs configured to telescopically extend from the hub and couple to the set of leg mounts; a center column including a spherical end; and a head pivotably coupled to the spherical end. The head further includes: a base section; a camera platform arranged over the base section; a set of flanges extending below the base section and extending around the spherical end; a hat arranged over the spherical end; a pivot control ring arranged about the base section, configured to drive the hat into the spherical end to fix the head on the spherical end responsive to rotation in a first direction about the base section, and configured to retract the hat from the spherical end to unlock the head from the spherical end responsive to rotation in a second direction about the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi
  • Publication number: 20220123778
    Abstract: One variation of a device case includes a device case body: configured to accept and retain a mobile device; defining a strap receptacle; and including a first set of magnetic features arranged across a base surface of the strap receptacle. The device case further includes a strap: coupled to the device case body; configured to seat within the strap receptacle in a retracted position; configured to accept a finger of a user in a deployed position; and including a second set of magnetic features configured to transiently couple to the first set of magnetic features to drive the strap from the deployed position to the retracted position and to retain the strap within the strap receptacle in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Cunningham, Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi, Max A. Maloney, Dane Jones, Colin Maginnis, Rachel Roberts, Jaimee Erickson, Adrienne Rowell
  • Patent number: 11211963
    Abstract: One variation of a device case includes a device case body: configured to accept and retain a mobile device; defining a strap receptacle; and including a first set of magnetic features arranged across a base surface of the strap receptacle. The device case further includes a strap: coupled to the device case body; configured to seat within the strap receptacle in a retracted position; configured to accept a finger of a user in a deployed position; and including a second set of magnetic features configured to transiently couple to the first set of magnetic features to drive the strap from the deployed position to the retracted position and to retain the strap within the strap receptacle in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Joseph Cunningham, Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi, Max A. Maloney, Dane Jones, Colin Maginnis, Rachel Roberts, Jaimee Erickson, Adrienne Rowell
  • Publication number: 20210123921
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to: sensing and/or authentication using luminescence imaging; diagnostic assays, systems, and related methods; temporal thermal sensing and related methods; and/or to emissive species, such as those excitable by white light, and related systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: C2Sense, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Jason R. Cox, Robert Deans, Jeffrey N. Takle, Gabriel Davis, Andrew Wheeler, Steven R. Fletcher, Andrew P. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10982806
    Abstract: A tripod includes: a leg section; a hub section; and a head containing a stacked ring control system that enables a user to rapidly adjust pitch, yaw, and roll of a camera—mounted to the head—relative to the leg section and to rapidly install, lock, and remove the camera with a single hand in the same location. More specifically, the tripod includes a set of stacked control rings that fall to hand in one compact location and thus enable a user to manipulate the position of a camera mounted to the tripod and to quickly mount and dismount the camera from the tripod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi
  • Publication number: 20210109425
    Abstract: A tripod includes: a hub defining a set of leg mounts; a set of legs configured to telescopically extend from the hub and couple to the set of leg mounts; a center column including a spherical end; and a head pivotably coupled to the spherical end. The head further includes: a base section; a camera platform arranged over the base section; a set of flanges extending below the base section and extending around the spherical end; a hat arranged over the spherical end; a pivot control ring arranged about the base section, configured to drive the hat into the spherical end to fix the head on the spherical end responsive to rotation in a first direction about the base section, and configured to retract the hat from the spherical end to unlock the head from the spherical end responsive to rotation in a second direction about the base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi
  • Publication number: 20210046885
    Abstract: A mobile device mounting system includes a device case and a mount. The device case includes: an insert including a rectangular bore and defining a set of undercut sections about the rectangular bore; and a first set of magnetic elements arranged in a first pattern about the rectangular bore. The mount includes: a body; a polygonal boss extending from the body and configured to insert into the rectangular bore; a set of locking jaws arranged on the polygonal boss configured to transiently mate with the set of undercut sections to constrain the polygonal boss within the rectangular bore; and a second set of magnetic elements arranged in a second pattern about the polygonal boss and configured to transiently couple to the first set of magnetic elements to transiently retain the mount against the device case and to drive the set of locking jaws toward the set of undercut sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi, Max A. Maloney, Joseph Cunningham, Dane Jones, Colin Maginnis, Rachel Roberts
  • Publication number: 20210041057
    Abstract: A mobile device mounting system includes a device case and a mount. The device case includes: an insert including a rectangular bore and defining a set of undercut sections about the rectangular bore; and a first set of magnetic elements arranged in a first pattern about the rectangular bore. The mount includes: a body; a polygonal boss extending from the body and configured to insert into the rectangular bore; a set of locking jaws arranged on the polygonal boss configured to transiently mate with the set of undercut sections to constrain the polygonal boss within the rectangular bore; and a second set of magnetic elements arranged in a second pattern about the polygonal boss and configured to transiently couple to the first set of magnetic elements to transiently retain the mount against the device case and to drive the set of locking jaws toward the set of undercut sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi, Max A. Maloney, Joseph Cunningham, Dane Jones, Colin Maginnis, Rachel Roberts
  • Patent number: 10901301
    Abstract: A tripod includes: a hub defining a set of leg mounts; a set of legs configured to telescopically extend from the hub and couple to the set of leg mounts; a center column including a spherical end; and a head pivotably coupled to the spherical end. The head further includes: a base section; a camera platform arranged over the base section; a set of flanges extending below the base section and extending around the spherical end; a hat arranged over the spherical end; a pivot control ring arranged about the base section, configured to drive the hat into the spherical end to fix the head on the spherical end responsive to rotation in a first direction about the base section, and configured to retract the hat from the spherical end to unlock the head from the spherical end responsive to rotation in a second direction about the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi
  • Publication number: 20200363703
    Abstract: A tripod includes: a hub defining a set of leg mounts; a set of legs configured to telescopically extend from the hub and couple to the set of leg mounts; a center column including a spherical end; and a head pivotably coupled to the spherical end. The head further includes: a base section; a camera platform arranged over the base section; a set of flanges extending below the base section and extending around the spherical end; a hat arranged over the spherical end; a pivot control ring arranged about the base section, configured to drive the hat into the spherical end to fix the head on the spherical end responsive to rotation in a first direction about the base section, and configured to retract the hat from the spherical end to unlock the head from the spherical end responsive to rotation in a second direction about the base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi
  • Publication number: 20200363008
    Abstract: A tripod includes: a leg section; a hub section; and a head containing a stacked ring control system that enables a user to rapidly adjust pitch, yaw, and roll of a camera—mounted to the head—relative to the leg section and to rapidly install, lock, and remove the camera with a single hand in the same location. More specifically, the tripod includes a set of stacked control rings that fall to hand in one compact location and thus enable a user to manipulate the position of a camera mounted to the tripod and to quickly mount and dismount the camera from the tripod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Kiran Malladi
  • Patent number: 10823729
    Abstract: A cassette is disclosed that permits, with an instrument, quantitative analysis to be performed at the moment of sample testing without additional steps to the end user. The cassette includes a calibration strip and a sample strip. The calibration strip contains known quantities of analyte, from which a calibration curve can be created and applied to the analysis of the sample strip. The disclosed cassette can utilize light transmission or light reflectance techniques. The cassette may include a separate wash port for rapid washing of a high background sample. The disclosed cassette may perform diagnostic tests for humans, animals, environmental sample, and/or food samples. In some cases, the disclosed devices and techniques may be used to monitor efficacy of drug therapy and patient compliance with respect to physician-prescribed medication in a point of care setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: OPTIMUM IMAGING DIAGNOSTICS LLC
    Inventors: Roger Piasio, Andrew Wheeler, Wesley Cowperthwaite
  • Publication number: 20200209429
    Abstract: A real-time metocean sensor array system may include a one or more floating instruments each including geolocation capabilities and connected to a satellite communication network. In some examples, the floating instruments may further include an omnidirectional hydrophone. Motion and acoustical data gathered by the instruments may be converted by onboard processing logic into wave, current, and/or wind-related observations that may be communicated in real time and analyzed via a cloud-based system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Sofar Ocean Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anke PIERIK, Andrew Wheeler GANS, Tim JANSSEN, Evan SHAPIRO, Pieter Bart SMIT
  • Patent number: 10588808
    Abstract: A stabilization system configured to be arranged on a floor comprising a table having generally flat surface having a longitudinal axis for receiving a human body having a first hole, a second hole, and third hole within the flat surface, each hole having a hole shape with a generally vertical inner surface and configured to receive a bolster connector, a bolster comprising a bolster connector ‘having an outer shape corresponding to the hole shape, the bolster connector configured to be reversibly engaged by one of the holes, a generally flat surface generally perpendicular to the table surface when the bolster connector is engaged by one of the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20200011851
    Abstract: A cassette is disclosed that permits, with an instrument, quantitative analysis to be performed at the moment of sample testing without additional steps to the end user. The cassette includes a calibration strip and a sample strip. The calibration strip contains known quantities of analyte, from which a calibration curve can be created and applied to the analysis of the sample strip. The disclosed cassette can utilize light transmission or light reflectance techniques. The cassette may include a separate wash port for rapid washing of a high background sample. The disclosed cassette may perform diagnostic tests for humans, animals, environmental sample, and/or food samples. In some cases, the disclosed devices and techniques may be used to monitor efficacy of drug therapy and patient compliance with respect to physician-prescribed medication in a point of care setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Piasio, Andrew Wheeler, Wesley Cowperthwaite
  • Patent number: 10488554
    Abstract: A real-time metocean sensor array system may include a one or more floating instruments each including geolocation capabilities and connected to a satellite communication network. In some examples, the floating instruments may further include an omnidirectional hydrophone. Motion and acoustical data gathered by the instruments may be converted by onboard processing logic into wave, current, and/or wind-related observations that may be communicated in real time and analyzed via a cloud-based system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sofar Ocean Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anke Pierik, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Tim Janssen, Evan Shapiro, Pieter Bart Smit
  • Patent number: 10458974
    Abstract: A cassette is disclosed that permits, with an instrument, quantitative analysis to be performed at the moment of sample testing without additional steps to the end user. The cassette includes a calibration strip and a sample strip. The calibration strip contains known quantities of analyte, from which a calibration curve can be created and applied to the analysis of the sample strip. The disclosed cassette can utilize light transmission or light reflectance techniques. The cassette may include a separate wash port for rapid washing of a high background sample. The disclosed cassette may perform diagnostic tests for humans, animals, environmental sample, and/or food samples. In some cases, the disclosed devices and techniques may be used to monitor efficacy of drug therapy and patient compliance with respect to physician-prescribed medication in a point of care setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIMUM IMAGING DIAGNOSTICS LLC
    Inventors: Roger Piasio, Andrew Wheeler, Wesley Cowperthwaite
  • Patent number: D888012
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Shiner, Josh Stene, Andrew Wheeler
  • Patent number: D903746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Matthew Thomas James, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett, Arthur Viger, Andrew Wheeler Gans
  • Patent number: D937775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Max Maloney, Robb Jankura, Andrew Wheeler Gans, Matthew Thomas James, Arthur Viger