Patents by Inventor Andy Logan

Andy Logan 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: 20210112330
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset with major and minor adjustments, where the headset comprises a headband, a headband endcap at each end of the headband, a headband slide coupled to each headband endcap, and ear cups operatively coupled to the headband slides. A major adjustment of the headset may include actuating a headband slide in a vertical direction. The ear cups may be operatively coupled to the headband slides utilizing ball detents that may hold the position of the ear cups with respect to the headband slides. The ball detents may comprise a portion of a ball on the headband slide and holes in the ear cup or may comprise a portion of a ball in the ear cup and holes in the headband slide. Each headband slide may be coupled to a headband endcap via a headband pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Scot Robert Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Patent number: 10880634
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset with major and minor adjustments, where the headset comprises a headband, a headband endcap at each end of the headband, a headband slide coupled to each headband endcap, and ear cups operatively coupled to the headband slides. A major adjustment of the headset may include actuating a headband slide in a vertical direction. The ear cups may be operatively coupled to the headband slides utilizing ball detents that may hold the position of the ear cups with respect to the headband slides. The ball detents may comprise a portion of a ball on the headband slide and holes in the ear cup or may comprise a portion of a ball in the ear cup and holes in the headband slide. Each headband slide may be coupled to a headband endcap via a headband pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC.
    Inventors: Scot Robert Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20200389720
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for a headset with force isolation, where the headset comprises a headband having two upper headband sections coupled by a center block and two ear cups, where each ear cup is coupled to one of the two upper headband sections. The two upper headband sections may include side support strips between which a movable strip may be placed, thereby increasing the rigidness of the headband when fully extended between the side support strips. The rigidness of the headband may decrease when the movable strips are retracted from between the side support strips and into the center block utilizing a slider knob. The side support strips may be plastic and the movable strip may be metal. The center block may be more rigid than the side support strips. The center block may be plastic. The headband may include headband endcaps at lower ends of the headband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Scot Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20200314533
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset with major and minor adjustments, where the headset comprises a headband, a headband endcap at each end of the headband, a headband slide coupled to each headband endcap, and ear cups operatively coupled to the headband slides. A major adjustment of the headset may include actuating a headband slide in a vertical direction. The ear cups may be operatively coupled to the headband slides utilizing ball detents that may hold the position of the ear cups with respect to the headband slides. The ball detents may comprise a portion of a ball on the headband slide and holes in the ear cup or may comprise a portion of a ball in the ear cup and holes in the headband slide. Each headband slide may be coupled to a headband endcap via a headband pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Scot Robert Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Patent number: 10764674
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for a headset with force isolation, where the headset comprises a headband having two upper headband sections coupled by a center block and two ear cups, where each ear cup is coupled to one of the two upper headband sections. The two upper headband sections may include side support strips between which a movable strip may be placed, thereby increasing the rigidness of the headband when fully extended between the side support strips. The rigidness of the headband may decrease when the movable strips are retracted from between the side support strips and into the center block utilizing a slider knob. The side support strips may be plastic and the movable strip may be metal. The center block may be more rigid than the side support strips. The center block may be plastic. The headband may include headband endcaps at lower ends of the headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20200275180
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset with internal gimbal, where the headset comprises a headband, a headband, and ear cups coupled to the headband, wherein each ear cup may be coupled to the headband utilizing an internal gimbal. The internal gimbal may comprise a tip that is wider than its base. The tip may be rounded. The headband may comprise headband endcaps at each end of the headband. A headband slide may be coupled to each headband endcap. The headband ear cups may be coupled to the headband via the headband slides. Each headband slide may be coupled to a headband endcap via a headband pivot. The headband pivot may provide rotational motion of the ear cups with respect to the headband. The force on ears of a user of the headset may be spread evenly by the internal gimbals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Scot Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20200238162
    Abstract: A game kit having a game board assembled from a plurality of individual tiles is provided. The tiles each have a collapsed position and open to reveal a three-dimensional depiction of an object or location. The tiles are configurable for a plurality of different games by changing game indicia thereon. Players visit the different locations on the assembled game board and look for clues to accomplish tasks toward ending the game by accomplishing one final goal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Andy Logan
  • Patent number: 10701474
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset with major and minor adjustments, where the headset comprises a headband, a headband endcap at each end of the headband, a headband slide coupled to each headband endcap, ear cups operatively coupled to the headband slides, and a floating headband coupled to the headband endcaps. A major adjustment of the headset may include actuating a headband slide in a vertical direction. The ear cups may be operatively coupled to the headband slides utilizing ball detents that may hold the position of the ear cups with respect to the headband slides. The ball detents may comprise a portion of a ball on the headband slide and holes in the ear cup or may comprise a portion of a ball in the ear cup and holes in the headband slide. Each headband slide may be coupled to a headband endcap via a headband pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Robert Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Patent number: 10667029
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset with internal gimbal, where the headset comprises a headband, a headband, and ear cups coupled to the headband, wherein each ear cup may be coupled to the headband utilizing an internal gimbal, which may comprise a gimbal post in an aperture. The gimbal post may comprise a tip that is wider than its base. The tip may be rounded. The headband may comprise headband endcaps at each end of the headband. A headband slide may be coupled to each headband endcap. The headband ear cups may be coupled to the headband via the headband slides. Each headband slide may be coupled to a headband endcap via a headband pivot. The headband pivot may provide rotational motion of the ear cups with respect to the headband. The force on ears of a user of the headset may be spread evenly by the internal gimbals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Robert Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20200145744
    Abstract: A headset may comprise at least one ear cup and an ear cup shaper configurable into at least two configurations. When the ear cup shaper is configured in a first of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to contact the temple of a wearer of the headset. When the adjustable ear cup shaper is configured in a second of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to accommodate the temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses of a wearer of the headset. The ear cup may comprise a filler material such as foam, and the adjustable ear cup shaper when configured in the second of the configurations may create a depression in the foam. The adjustable ear cup shaper may comprise a strap and/or a plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20200045401
    Abstract: A headset comprises an ear cup, at least one speaker, an adjustable ear cup shaper, and circuitry. The ear cup shaper is adjustable into at least two configurations, wherein a first of the configurations creates no depression or a first amount of depression in the ear cup and a second of the configurations creates a second amount of depression in the ear cup, where the second amount is greater than the first amount. The circuitry is operable to determine which one of the configurations the ear cup shaper is configured into, and set an audio setting applied to an audio signal output to the speaker based on the determined one of the configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan
  • Patent number: 10555065
    Abstract: A headset may comprise at least one ear cup and an ear cup shaper configurable into at least two configurations. When the ear cup shaper is configured in a first of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to contact the temple of a wearer of the headset. When the adjustable ear cup shaper is configured in a second of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to accommodate the temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses of a wearer of the headset. The ear cup may comprise a filler material such as foam, and the adjustable ear cup shaper when configured in the second of the configurations may create a depression in the foam. The adjustable ear cup shaper may comprise a strap and/or a plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20190379963
    Abstract: A headset may comprise at least one ear cup and an ear cup shaper configurable into at least two configurations. When the ear cup shaper is configured in a first of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to contact the temple of a wearer of the headset. When the adjustable ear cup shaper is configured in a second of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to accommodate the temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses of a wearer of the headset. The ear cup may comprise a filler material such as foam, and the adjustable ear cup shaper when configured in the second of the configurations may create a depression in the foam. The adjustable ear cup shaper may comprise a strap and/or a plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan
  • Patent number: 10499137
    Abstract: Systems, and methods for use thereof, are provided for eyewear accommodating headset with audio compensation. An example system may include a headset, which includes an ear cup shaper, and circuitry for controlling at least some functions associated with the headset. The ear cup shaper may be configurable into at least two configurations. The circuitry may determine a configuration that the ear cup shaper is configured into, and may control based on the determined configuration, one or more audio functions that affect audio output via the headset. The ear cup shaper may include a strap and/or a plunger. The circuitry may control and/or adjust one or both of a gain applied to the audio output via the headset, and a bass boost setting applied to the audio output via the headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20190335702
    Abstract: A dynamic hinge mechanism that connects frame elements of a foldable apparatus such as for example a children's play-yard or other folding containment or structure, including an elastic element that applies a biasing force to assist in erecting the apparatus from a folded configuration to an expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: David THRIFT, Bradford Joseph ROGERS, Keena HOLLEY, ErJui WANG, Franco LODATO, Andy LOGAN
  • Patent number: 10469930
    Abstract: A headset may comprise at least one ear cup and an ear cup shaper configurable into at least two configurations. When the ear cup shaper is configured in a first of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to contact the temple of a wearer of the headset. When the adjustable ear cup shaper is configured in a second of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to accommodate the temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses of a wearer of the headset. The ear cup may comprise a filler material such as foam, and the adjustable ear cup shaper when configured in the second of the configurations may create a depression in the foam. The adjustable ear cup shaper may comprise a strap and/or a plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20190273978
    Abstract: A headset may comprise at least one ear cup and an ear cup shaper configurable into at least two configurations. When the ear cup shaper is configured in a first of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to contact the temple of a wearer of the headset. When the adjustable ear cup shaper is configured in a second of the configurations, the ear cup is shaped to accommodate the temple piece of a pair of eyeglasses of a wearer of the headset. The ear cup may comprise a filler material such as foam, and the adjustable ear cup shaper when configured in the second of the configurations may create a depression in the foam. The adjustable ear cup shaper may comprise a strap and/or a plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20190273983
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for a headset with force isolation, where the headset comprises a headband having two upper headband sections coupled by a center block and two ear cups, where each ear cup is coupled to one of the two upper headband sections. The two upper headband sections may include side support strips between which a movable strip may be placed, thereby increasing the rigidness of the headband when fully extended between the side support strips. The rigidness of the headband may decrease when the movable strips are retracted from between the side support strips and into the center block utilizing a slider knob. The side support strips may be plastic and the movable strip may be metal. The center block may be more rigid than the side support strips. The center block may be plastic. The headband may include headband endcaps at lower ends of the headband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Scot Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Publication number: 20190182580
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset with major and minor adjustments, where the headset comprises a headband, a headband endcap at each end of the headband, a headband slide coupled to each headband endcap, ear cups operatively coupled to the headband slides, and a floating headband coupled to the headband endcaps. A major adjustment of the headset may include actuating a headband slide in a vertical direction. The ear cups may be operatively coupled to the headband slides utilizing ball detents that may hold the position of the ear cups with respect to the headband slides. The ball detents may comprise a portion of a ball on the headband slide and holes in the ear cup or may comprise a portion of a ball in the ear cup and holes in the headband slide. Each headband slide may be coupled to a headband endcap via a headband pivot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Scot Robert Cochran, Tim Wiley, Andy Logan
  • Patent number: 10299024
    Abstract: A headset may comprise at least one ear cup and an ear cup shaper configurable to maintain contact with at least a portion of the head of a user wearing the headset, when the user is utilizing other equipment that when used affect the at least a portion of the head. The ear cup may comprise filler material, such as foam, and the ear cup shaper may be configured to create a depression in the filler material to maintain the contact with at least a portion of a head of a user. The adjustable ear cup shaper may comprise one or more of a strap, a plunger, a mechanical latch, and a magnet. The other equipment may comprise a visual device, such as eyeglasses, that have a portion that makes contact with the at least a portion of the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Kulavik, Andy Logan