Patents by Inventor Arthur Viger

Arthur Viger 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 20170020256
    Abstract: A magnetic latching system for connecting two components, the magnetic latching system being comprised of a latch assembly and an anchor bar assembly. More specifically, a latch assembly having a latch pull, which contains a latch magnet, and a latch hook, and an anchor bar assembly having an array of anchor bars riveted to a steel plate. The latch magnet attaches to the steel plate to create a lock-free soft closure. Sliding the latch assembly over an anchor bar will engage a hook portion of the latch hook, creating a secure, locked closure. Pulling up on the latch assembly and sliding the latch assembly away from the anchor bar will unlock the magnetic latching system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robb Jankura, Peter Dering, Arthur Viger
  • Patent number: D808157
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Arthur Viger, Peter Dering, Robb Jankura, Joseph Cunningham, Peter Lockett
  • Patent number: D808162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Arthur Viger, Peter Dering, Robb Jankura, Joseph Cunningham, Peter Lockett
  • Patent number: D822986
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Arthur Viger, Peter Dering, Robb Jankura, Joseph Cunningham, Peter Lockett
  • Patent number: D829435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Arthur Viger, Peter Dering, Robb Jankura, Joseph Cunningham, Peter Lockett
  • Patent number: D839947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Joseph Cunningham, Arthur Viger, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett
  • Patent number: D855682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Peak Design
    Inventors: Joseph Cunningham, Arthur Viger, Peter Dering, Peter Lockett
  • 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