Patents by Inventor Arnett Ryan Weber

Arnett Ryan Weber 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: 9869544
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes a processor operably coupled to a memory and to a wireless communication subsystem operable to send and receive data, a camera operably coupled to the processor, a sensor operably connected to provide to the processor a distance between the camera and an element viewable by the camera. Instructions are stored in the memory; when these instructions are executed by the processor, the mobile communication device takes an image with the camera, uses the sensor to determine a distance between the camera and at least one object recorded in the image, receives a request for a desired measurement comprising one of a desired length measurement and a desired area measurement of an element in the image, calculates the desired measurement, and provides the desired measurement to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Antanas Matthew Broga, Arnett Ryan Weber, Yu Gao
  • Patent number: 9848125
    Abstract: A device with a front facing camera having two discrete focus positions is provided. The device comprises: a chassis comprising a front side; a display and a camera each at least partially located on the front side; the camera adjacent the display, the camera facing in a same direction as the display, the camera configured to: acquire video in a video mode; acquire an image in a camera mode; and, discretely step between a first and second focus position, the first position comprising a depth of field (“DOF”) at a hyperfocal distance and the second position comprising a DOF in a range of about 20 cm to about 1 meter; and, a processor configured to: when the camera is in the camera mode, automatically control the camera to the first position; and, when the camera is in the video mode, automatically control the camera to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yun Seok Choi, Sui Tong Tang, Thomas Guillaume Grandin, Arnett Ryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20170208249
    Abstract: A device with a front facing camera having two discrete focus positions is provided. The device comprises: a chassis comprising a front side; a display and a camera each at least partially located on the front side; the camera adjacent the display, the camera facing in a same direction as the display, the camera configured to: acquire video in a video mode; acquire an image in a camera mode; and, discretely step between a first and second focus position, the first position comprising a depth of field (“DOF”) at a hyperfocal distance and the second position comprising a DOF in a range of about 20 cm to about 1 metre; and, a processor configured to: when the camera is in the camera mode, automatically control the camera to the first position; and, when the camera is in the video mode, automatically control the camera to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Yun Seok CHOI, Sui Tong TANG, Thomas Guillaume GRANDIN, Arnett Ryan WEBER
  • Patent number: 9648236
    Abstract: A device with a front facing camera having two discrete focus positions is provided. The device comprises: a chassis comprising a front side; a display and a camera each at least partially located on the front side; the camera adjacent the display, the camera facing in a same direction as the display, the camera configured to: acquire video in a video mode; acquire an image in a camera mode; and, discretely step between a first and second focus position, the first position comprising a depth of field (“DOF”) at a hyperfocal distance and the second position comprising a DOF in a range of about 20 cm to about 1 meter; and, a processor configured to: when the camera is in the camera mode, automatically control the camera to the first position; and, when the camera is in the video mode, automatically control the camera to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yun Seok Choi, Sui Tong Tang, Thomas Guillaume Grandin, Arnett Ryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20160248975
    Abstract: A device with a front facing camera having two discrete focus positions is provided. The device comprises: a chassis comprising a front side; a display and a camera each at least partially located on the front side; the camera adjacent the display, the camera facing in a same direction as the display, the camera configured to: acquire video in a video mode; acquire an image in a camera mode; and, discretely step between a first and second focus position, the first position comprising a depth of field (“DOF”) at a hyperfocal distance and the second position comprising a DOF in a range of about 20 cm to about 1 metre; and, a processor configured to: when the camera is in the camera mode, automatically control the camera to the first position; and, when the camera is in the video mode, automatically control the camera to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Yun Seok CHOI, Sui Tong TANG, Thomas Guillaume GRANDIN, Arnett Ryan WEBER
  • Publication number: 20160061586
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes a processor operably coupled to a memory and to a wireless communication subsystem operable to send and receive data, a camera operably coupled to the processor, a sensor operably connected to provide to the processor a distance between the camera and an element viewable by the camera. Instructions are stored in the memory; when these instructions are executed by the processor, the mobile communication device takes an image with the camera, uses the sensor to determine a distance between the camera and at least one object recorded in the image, receives a request for a desired measurement comprising one of a desired length measurement and a desired area measurement of an element in the image, calculates the desired measurement, and provides the desired measurement to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Antanas Matthew Broga, Arnett Ryan Weber, Yu Gao
  • Publication number: 20150116576
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an image capture assembly, digital camera and a mobile device having an improved construction. In one example embodiment, there is provided an image capture assembly, comprising: a lens; an image sensor; an optical grade plate disposed between the lens and the image sensor, wherein the plate comprises a substrate which material is selected from poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and sapphire glass; and an image signal processor coupled to the image sensor, wherein the image signal processor is configured to process data provided by the image sensor to generate a digital image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Guillaume GRANDIN, Yun Seok CHOI, Arnett Ryan WEBER
  • Patent number: 8859971
    Abstract: An optical navigation device, such as an optical navigation joystick or mouse, includes an internal redirector which may be separate or formed from material of a touch surface of the optical device. The redirector is disposed at an angle with respect to a plane of the touch surface, operative to reflect light which would otherwise strike the touch surface at a low angle and be internally reflected. The light may be reflected in a direction away from a light sensor of the device, reducing sensed internally reflected light, or may be reflected into the touch surface at a higher angle, potentially increasing a quantity of good signal. The redirector may also include portions which block light directly emitted from a light emitter, or reflected off other surfaces of the navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Arnett Ryan Weber, James Alexander Robinson, Robert James Lowles, Derek Raymond Solven, Kuo-Feng Tong, Yun Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 8629843
    Abstract: A piezoelectric assembly is provided, including an electrode assembly, a signal electrical connector, and a reference electrical connector. The electrode assembly includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a piezoelectric material. The signal electrical connector is in electrical communication with the first electrode and configured to be connected to the current or voltage source so as to provide electrical communication with a current or voltage source. The reference electrical connector is in electrical communication with the second electrode and configured to be connected to the reference source so as to provide electrical communication with a reference source. One of the signal electrical connector and the reference electrical connector includes a metal shim for supporting the electrode assembly. A flexible printed circuit board is provided including a trace. An interconnecting structure effects electrical communication between the trace and the metal shim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Cameron Russell Steeves, Todd Robert Paleczny, Arnett Ryan Weber
  • Patent number: 8618720
    Abstract: A piezoelectric assembly is described. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a piezoelectric assembly comprising: an electrode assembly; a signal electrical connector electrically connected to the electrode assembly; a reference electrical connector electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and a spacer positioned about a perimeter of the electrode assembly and disposed between the signal electrical connector and the reference electrical connector such that no electrical communication is provided between the signal electrical connector and the reference electrical connector through the spacer; wherein a humidity barrier space is defined between the signal electrical connector, the reference electrical connector and the spacer, and wherein the electrode assembly is disposed in the humidity barrier space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Todd Robert Paleczny, Arnett Ryan Weber, Dietmar Frank Wennemer, Cameron Russell Steeves, Patrick Clement Strittmatter
  • Patent number: 8549892
    Abstract: A method of measuring drop impact at an electronic device includes detecting a fall based on signals from drop detection sensor of the electronic device, receiving an output from a piezoelectric sensor in response to detecting the fall, and storing drop data based on the output from the piezoelectric sensor in a memory at the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Arnett Ryan Weber, Todd Robert Paleczny, Denis Lahaie
  • Patent number: 8466889
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a touch on a touch-sensitive display, determining when a touch value associated with the touch meets a first touch threshold, determining a first period of time between detecting the touch and when the touch value meets the first touch threshold, and providing a first tactile feedback when the first period of time is meets a first time threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Kuo-Feng Tong, Katarina Pavlikova, Yingying Lu, Arnett Ryan Weber
  • Patent number: 8451255
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, at a first time, a first touch associated with a first touch value that meets one of a first touch threshold and a second touch threshold, detecting, at a second time, a second touch associated with a second touch value that meets one of the first touch threshold and the second touch threshold, providing first tactile feedback at the first time, and providing second tactile feedback at the second time when the time period between the first time and the second time meets a time threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventors: Arnett Ryan Weber, Kuo-Feng Tong, Christopher James Grant, Katarina Pavlikova, Yingying Lu
  • Patent number: 8427441
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display and a piezoelectric actuator disposed and preloaded on a support and arranged to provide tactile feedback to the touch-sensitive display in response to an actuation signal. The touch-sensitive display may be biased toward the piezoelectric actuator to preload the piezoelectric actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Todd Robert Paleczny, Arnett Ryan Weber, Perry Allan Faubert, Patrick Clement Strittmatter
  • Publication number: 20130092838
    Abstract: An optical navigation device, such as an optical navigation joystick or mouse, includes an internal redirector which may be separate or formed from material of a touch surface of the optical device. The redirector is disposed at an angle with respect to a plane of the touch surface, operative to reflect light which would otherwise strike the touch surface at a low angle and be internally reflected. The light may be reflected in a direction away from a light sensor of the device, reducing sensed internally reflected light, or may be reflected into the touch surface at a higher angle, potentially increasing a quantity of good signal. The redirector may also include portions which block light directly emitted from a light emitter, or reflected off other surfaces of the navigation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Arnett Ryan WEBER, James Alexander ROBINSON, Robert James LOWLES, Derek Raymond SOLVEN, Kuo-Feng TONG, Yun Seok CHOI
  • Patent number: 8384680
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a touch-sensitive display movable with respect to the housing, and at least one piezoelectric actuator arranged to provide tactile feedback to the touch-sensitive display in response to an actuation signal by moving the touch-sensitive display. The at least one piezoelectric actuator may move the touch-sensitive display, resulting in vibration or a single movement of the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Todd Robert Paleczny, Arnett Ryan Weber, Perry Allan Faubert
  • Patent number: 8384679
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display and a piezoelectric actuator arranged to provide tactile feedback to the touch-sensitive display in response to an actuation signal. A pad is disposed in alignment with a force sensor such that depression of the touch-sensitive display causes the force sensor to generate a force signal. A processor configured to receive the force signal and to generate the actuation signal based on the force signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventors: Todd Robert Paleczny, Arnett Ryan Weber, Perry Allan Faubert
  • Patent number: 8179027
    Abstract: A method includes applying a lip, comprised of a first material, along at least a portion of an actuator of an electronic device, and applying a coating, comprised of an elastic material, to cover a part of the actuator, the coating disposed to facilitate actuation of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Clement Strittmatter, Richard James Brogle, Ian Paul Barta, Todd Robert Paleczny, Arnett Ryan Weber, Kurt Johannes Gerd Mehlhorn
  • Publication number: 20110279381
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a touch on a touch-sensitive display, determining when a touch value associated with the touch meets a first touch threshold, determining a first period of time between detecting the touch and when the touch value meets the first touch threshold, and providing a first tactile feedback when the first period of time is meets a first time threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuo-Feng TONG, Katarina PAVLIKOVA, Yingying LU, Arnett Ryan WEBER
  • Publication number: 20110279380
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, at a first time, a first touch associated with a first touch value that meets one of a first touch threshold and a second touch threshold, detecting, at a second time, a second touch associated with a second touch value that meets one of the first touch threshold and the second touch threshold, providing first tactile feedback at the first time, and providing second tactile feedback at the second time when the time period between the first time and the second time meets a time threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Arnett Ryan Weber, Kuo-Feng Tong, Christopher James Grant, Katarina Pavlikova, Yingying Lu