Patents by Inventor Brandt Thompson

Brandt Thompson 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: 20190253548
    Abstract: A system for use in issuing commands to a plurality of appliances each of a specific one of a plurality of different appliance types includes a smart device adapted to transmit command communications and a plurality of low-energy consuming controllers each adapted to transmit a command to a one of the plurality of appliances of a specific one of the plurality of different appliance types in response to receipt of a command communication originating from the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10326875
    Abstract: A system for use in issuing commands to a plurality of appliances each of a specific one of a plurality of different appliance types includes a smart device adapted to transmit command communications and a plurality of low-energy consuming controllers each adapted to transmit a command to a one of the plurality of appliances of a specific one of the plurality of different appliance types in response to receipt of a command communication originating from the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20180158319
    Abstract: A bridge device, in communication with a smart device, functions to command one or more controllable appliances in response to communications received from the smart device. The bridge device also includes input elements by which the bridge device can be used to directly command common functional operations of the one or more controllable appliances. In this manner, common functional operations, such as volume control, playback pause/resume control, etc., may be made readily available without necessitating the use of the smart device, whilst the more sophisticated GUI provided by the smart device remote control app may be advantageously utilized when more complex or less frequently used command functions are to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Jesus Perez, Joven Jubilo, Rex Xu, Jeffrey Kohanek, Brandt Thompson
  • Publication number: 20180034953
    Abstract: A system for use in issuing commands to a plurality of appliances each of a specific one of a plurality of different appliance types includes a smart device adapted to transmit command communications and a plurality of low-energy consuming controllers each adapted to transmit a command to a one of the plurality of appliances of a specific one of the plurality of different appliance types in response to receipt of a command communication originating from the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9813543
    Abstract: A system for use in issuing commands to a plurality of appliances each of a specific one of a plurality of different appliance types includes a smart device adapted to transmit command communications and a plurality of low-energy consuming controllers each adapted to transmit a command to a one of the plurality of appliances of a specific one of the plurality of different appliance types in response to receipt of a command communication originating from the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20170085699
    Abstract: A system for use in issuing commands to a plurality of appliances each of a specific one of a plurality of different appliance types includes a smart device adapted to transmit command communications and a plurality of low-energy consuming controllers each adapted to transmit a command to a one of the plurality of appliances of a specific one of the plurality of different appliance types in response to receipt of a command communication originating from the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9548813
    Abstract: A system for use in issuing commands to a plurality of appliances each of a specific one of a plurality of different appliance types includes a smart device adapted to transmit command communications and a plurality of low-energy consuming controllers each adapted to transmit a command to a one of the plurality of appliances of a specific one of the plurality of different appliance types in response to receipt of a command communication originating from the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20140064735
    Abstract: A system for use in issuing commands to a plurality of appliances each of a specific one of a plurality of different appliance types includes a smart device adapted to transmit command communications and a plurality of low-energy consuming controllers each adapted to transmit a command to a one of the plurality of appliances of a specific one of the plurality of different appliance types in response to receipt of a command communication originating from the smart device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8646019
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and promoting television programming, advertisements, and other content to selected viewers. A display is provided on a remote control device, prompts are provided on the display, and viewer responses to those prompts are monitored, stored in memory, and thereafter processed to reward viewers for responding properly to the prompts. Various methods for promoting such programs are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Frank O'Donnell, Brandt Thompson, Paul V Darbee
  • Publication number: 20130007803
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and promoting television programming, advertisements, and other content to selected viewers. A display is provided on a remote control device, prompts are provided on the display, and viewer responses to those prompts are monitored, stored in memory, and thereafter processed to reward viewers for responding properly to the prompts. Various methods for promoting such programs are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Frank O'Donnell, Brandt Thompson, Paul V. Darbee
  • Patent number: 8266667
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and promoting television programming, advertisements, and other content to selected viewers. A display is provided on a remote control device, prompts are provided on the display, and viewer responses to those prompts are monitored, stored in memory, and thereafter processed to reward viewers for responding properly to the prompts. Various methods for promoting such programs are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Frank O'Donnell, Brandt Thompson, Paul V. Darbee
  • Publication number: 20100033638
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and promoting television programming, advertisements, and other content to selected viewers. A display is provided on a remote control device, prompts are provided on the display, and viewer responses to those prompts are monitored, stored in memory, and thereafter processed to reward viewers for responding properly to the prompts. Various methods for promoting such programs are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Frank O'Donnell, Brandt Thompson, Paul V. Darbee
  • Publication number: 20050097594
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and promoting television programming, advertisements, and other content to selected viewers. A display is provided on a remote control device, prompts are provided on the display, and viewer responses to those prompts are monitored, stored in memory, and thereafter processed to reward viewers for responding properly to the prompts. Various methods for promoting such programs are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: Frank O'Donnell, Brandt Thompson, Paul Darbee
  • Patent number: 6504580
    Abstract: The annunciator includes a visual display, wireless receiving circuitry for receiving, from a host device, data including selected information to be displayed, and software and/or hardware for maintaining the selected information displayed on the visual display of the annunciator. The circuitry of the annunciator can include wireless transmitting circuitry. Further the annunciator can have mounting structure, such as a magnet for mounting the annunciator to a wall surface, such as a refrigerator door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Paul Darbee, Frank O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6484011
    Abstract: The wireless information presentation device includes a power supply, a visual display, circuitry for turning on and off the wireless information presentation device, RF wireless receiver device for receiving, from a host device, selected information including news, weather, sports, broadcast media content and advertising, switch circuitry for selecting and structure including liquid crystal materials for displaying one the selected information on the display and structure associated with the liquid crystal materials for maintaining advertising displayed on the visual display of the wireless information presentation device after a predetermined timeout period from the last actuation of the switch circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt Thompson, Paul Darbee, Frank O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6278499
    Abstract: The remote control includes a visual display, first wireless circuitry for receiving from a host device data in the form of selected information, e.g., an advertisement, to be displayed, stored or processed, second wireless circuitry for sending information, control circuitry and software for controlling operation of the remote control, and the software including and a display default routine for returning to the display the display of the selected information received by the first wireless circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Darbee, Brandt Thompson, Frank O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6002450
    Abstract: The remote control includes a visual display, first wireless circuitry for receiving from a host device data in the form of selected information, e.g., an advertisement, to be displayed, stored or processed, second wireless circuitry for sending information, control circuitry and software for controlling operation of the remote control, and the software including and a display default routine for returning to the display the display of the selected information received by the first wireless circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Evolve Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Darbee, Brandt Thompson, Frank O'Donnell