Patents by Inventor Bryan Simmons

Bryan Simmons 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: 20200195840
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (PED) includes a processor, and a transceiver coupled to the processor. The transceiver is configured to receive an RF signal having a unique identifier associated therewith when the PED is in proximity to at least one themed photograph overlay image beacon at a designated area. The unique identifier corresponds to at least one of a themed photograph overlay on a remote server. The transceiver transmits the unique identifier to the remote server, and receives the least one themed photograph overlay from the remote server based on the transmitted unique identifier. A camera is coupled to the processor and takes a photograph at the designated area. A display is coupled to the processor and displays the photograph with the at least one themed photograph overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: HENRY TYSON, Mark Simmons, Bryan Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10686948
    Abstract: A system includes a server and a portable electronic device (PED). The server is to store at least one geofence region, and at least one photograph overlay associated with the at least one geofence region. The PED includes a processor to execute an application and connect to the server, and a transceiver coupled to the processor. The transceiver transmits a location of the PED to the server, and receives from the server the at least one photograph overlay based on the location of the PED being within the at least one geofence region. A camera is coupled to the processor to take a photograph, and a display is coupled to the processor to display the photograph with the at least one received photograph overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Colorvision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Tyson, Mark Simmons, Bryan Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10594929
    Abstract: A photography system includes a remote server to store themed photograph overlays, and a themed photograph overlay image beacon located at a designated area to transmit a RF signal having a unique identifier associated therewith corresponding to at least one of the themed photograph overlays on the remote server. A portable electronic device includes a processor to execute a creative artworks picture application, and a transceiver. The transceiver is to receive the RF signal having the unique identifier associated therewith when the PED is in proximity to the themed photograph overlay image beacon, transmit the unique identifier to the remote server, and receive the least one themed photograph overlay from the remote server based on the unique identifier. A camera takes a photograph at the designated area, and a display displays the photograph with the at least one themed photograph overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Colorvision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Tyson, Mark Simmons, Bryan Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20200007696
    Abstract: A system includes a server and a portable electronic device (PED). The server is to store at least one geofence region, and at least one photograph overlay associated with the at least one geofence region. The PED includes a processor to execute an application and connect to the server, and a transceiver coupled to the processor. The transceiver transmits a location of the PED to the server, and receives from the server the at least one photograph overlay based on the location of the PED being within the at least one geofence region. A camera is coupled to the processor to take a photograph, and a display is coupled to the processor to display the photograph with the at least one received photograph overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Henry Tyson, Mark Simmons, Bryan Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10447868
    Abstract: A photography system includes a remote server to store a database of geofence regions within a geographical area, and themed photograph overlays, with at least one themed photograph overlay corresponding to each respective geofence region within the database. A portable electronic device (PED) includes a processor to execute a creative artworks picture application, a geographic position determining to determine a geographic location of the PED, and a transceiver. The transceiver is configured to transmit the geographic location of the PED to the remote server, and receive the themed photograph overlay from the remote server when the geographic location of the PED is within one of the respective geofence regions. A camera takes a photograph within the geofence region the PED is located in, and a display displays the photograph with the at least one themed photograph overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Colorvision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Tyson, Mark Simmons, Bryan Wilkins
  • Patent number: 9761091
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is described herein an method comprising a cassette operable to store documents, the cassette having an external surface, an electrophoretic display coupled with the external surface, and a wireless interface coupled with the cassette and operably coupled with the electrophoretic display. In particular embodiments, the electrophoretic display is operable to receive data representative of configuration from a wireless device in data communication with the wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, Daniel Bissler, Bryan Simmons, Eric Klein, Mike Ryan, David Nikkel, Dustin Boley
  • Publication number: 20170200350
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is described herein an method comprising a cassette operable to store documents, the cassette having an external surface, an electrophoretic display coupled with the external surface, and a wireless interface coupled with the cassette and operably coupled with the electrophoretic display. In particular embodiments, the electrophoretic display is operable to receive data representative of configuration from a wireless device in data communication with the wireless interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, Daniel Bissler, Bryan Simmons, Eric Klein, Mike Ryan, David Nikkel, Dustin BOLEY
  • Patent number: 9613502
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is described herein an apparatus comprising a cassette operable to store documents, the cassette having an external surface, an electrophoretic display coupled with the external surface, and a wireless interface coupled with the cassette and operably coupled with the electrophoretic display. In particular embodiments, the electrophoretic display is operable to receive data representative of configuration from a wireless device in data communication with the wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ken Turocy, Bryan Simmons, Eric Klein, Dustin Boley, David Nikkel, Daniel Bissler, Mike Ryan
  • Patent number: 9542815
    Abstract: A banking system is controlled responsive, at least in part, to data read from data bearing records. The banking system includes an automated banking machine. The machine is operable to carry out a financial transaction responsive to a determination that data read from a data bearing record, such as a card that is read by a card reader in the machine, corresponds to stored information for an authorized user or financial account. The machine is operable to receive and dispense documents. The machine includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks and a cash dispenser that is operative to dispense cash. Document holding cassettes in the machine include circuitry that is wirelessly powered through inductive coupling. The machine can wirelessly read data from a cassette through use of induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, William D. Beskitt, Mike P. Ryan, Eric Klein, Dave A. Peters, H. Thomas Graef, Bryan Simmons, Marko Savcic
  • Patent number: 9384637
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein a picker that is operable to separate an individual sheet from a stack of sheets. The picker has a first rotatable picker member that includes a first high friction peripheral arcuate segment, where the first picker member is rotatable about an axis, a second rotatable member that includes a second high friction peripheral arcuate segment, wherein the second picker member is rotatable about the axis, and a drive in operative connection with the first and second rotatable picker members. The stack includes a bounding sheet having a sheet face bounding a side of the stack. The first and second arcuate segments are operable to concurrently engage the sheet face. The first and second picker members are operable to be separately rotationally movable about the axis responsive to operation of the drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, Division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, Michael Harty, William Beskitt, Sean Haney, Robert W Barnett, Bryan Simmons
  • Publication number: 20150364015
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is described herein an apparatus comprising a cassette operable to store documents, the cassette having an external surface, an electrophoretic display coupled with the external surface, and a wireless interface coupled with the cassette and operably coupled with the electrophoretic display. In particular embodiments, the electrophoretic display is operable to receive data representative of configuration from a wireless device in data communication with the wireless interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Ken Turocy, Bryan Simmons, Eric Klein, Dustin Boley, David Nikkel, Daniel Bissler, Mike Ryan
  • Publication number: 20150194022
    Abstract: A banking system is controlled responsive, at least in part, to data read from data bearing records. The banking system includes an automated banking machine. The machine is operable to carry out a financial transaction responsive to a determination that data read from a data bearing record, such as a card that is read by a card reader in the machine, corresponds to stored information for an authorized user or financial account. The machine is operable to receive and dispense documents. The machine includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks and a cash dispenser that is operative to dispense cash. Document holding cassettes in the machine include circuitry that is wirelessly powered through inductive coupling. The machine can wirelessly read data from a cassette through use of induction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth TUROCY, William D. BESKITT, Mike P. RYAN, Eric KLEIN, Dave A. PETERS, H. Thomas GRAEF, Bryan SIMMONS, Marko SAVCIC
  • Patent number: 8978973
    Abstract: A banking system is controlled responsive, at least in part, to data read from data bearing records. The banking system includes an automated banking machine. The machine is operable to carry out a financial transaction responsive to a determination that data read from a data bearing record, such as a card that is read by a card reader in the machine, corresponds to stored information for an authorized user or financial account. The machine is operable to receive and dispense documents. The machine includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks and a cash dispenser that is operative to dispense cash. Document holding cassettes in the machine include circuitry that is wirelessly powered through inductive coupling. The machine can wirelessly read data from a cassette through use of induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems, division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, William D. Beskitt, David A. Peters, H. Thomas Graef, Bryan Simmons, Mark Savcic, Mike P. Ryan, Eric Klein
  • Publication number: 20140353375
    Abstract: A banking system is controlled responsive, at least in part, to data read from data bearing records. The banking system includes an automated banking machine. The machine is operable to carry out a financial transaction responsive to a determination that data read from a data bearing record, such as a card that is read by a card reader in the machine, corresponds to stored information for an authorized user or financial account. The machine is operable to receive and dispense documents. The machine includes a check acceptor that is operative to receive checks and a cash dispenser that is operative to dispense cash. Document holding cassettes in the machine include circuitry that is wirelessly powered through inductive coupling. The machine can wirelessly read data from a cassette through use of induction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Turocy, William D. Beskitt, David A. Peters, H. Thomas Graef, Bryan Simmons, Marko Savcic, Mike P. Ryan, Eric Klein
  • Publication number: 20140263620
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein a picker that is operable to separate an individual sheet from a stack of sheets. The picker has a first rotatable picker member that includes a first high friction peripheral arcuate segment, where the first picker member is rotatable about an axis, a second rotatable member that includes a second high friction peripheral arcuate segment, wherein the second picker member is rotatable about the axis, and a drive in operative connection with the first and second rotatable picker members. The stack includes a bounding sheet having a sheet face bounding a side of the stack. The first and second arcuate segments are operable to concurrently engage the sheet face. The first and second picker members are operable to be separately rotationally movable about the axis responsive to operation of the drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: H. Thomas GRAEF, Michael HARTY, William BESKITT, Sean HANEY, William BARNETT, Bryan SIMMONS
  • Publication number: 20070227168
    Abstract: A direct current (DC) powered variable capacity air conditioning system is provided. The system includes a plurality of temperature sensors for monitoring the temperature of various components, locations and air flows within the system. The system additionally includes an integrated controller board that substantially simultaneously controls a variable speed DC compressor motor, a variable speed condenser air mover and a variable speed evaporator air mover in response to inputs from the sensors. By substantially simultaneously controlling the variable speed DC compressor motor, the variable speed condenser air mover and the variable speed evaporator air mover, the system substantially simultaneously controls at least one of a temperature and a volume of an evaporator output air flow. Thus, the system provides a continuum of evaporator output air flow temperatures and capacities for maintaining an approximately constant temperature within an enclosed environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Bryan Simmons
  • Publication number: 20070227177
    Abstract: An evaporator air mover cover for a direct current (DC) powered variable capacity air conditioning system having a housing enclosing an evaporator assembly. The housing defines an air intake opening for intaking air from an enclosed environment into the evaporator assembly. The evaporator air mover cover includes a single piece seamless structure positioned over the air intake opening for covering at least a portion of the air intake opening. Further, the evaporator air mover cover allows air from the enclosed environment to flow through the air intake opening and into the evaporator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Eduardo Leon, Matthew Cowling, Bisher Rayyahin, Bryan Simmons
  • Publication number: 20050203487
    Abstract: A lubrication system for a pneumatically powered instrument is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Simmons, John Henderson, Durrell Tidwell, Cameron McPherson
  • Publication number: 20050192585
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a motor assembly, a collet assembly connected to the motor assembly, and a dissection tool such as a bone saw blade. The collet assembly includes a body portion with a plurality of engaging members. The dissection tool includes a tool body with a hub positioned in an opening formed within the tool body. The hub includes a plurality of indentions configured to selectively engage with the engaging members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Simmons
  • Publication number: 20050096685
    Abstract: A surgical cutting tool in which at least one slot is formed through the wall of a tubular housing and receives a blade. An actuator is disposed in the bore and engages the blade so that axial movement of the actuator in the bore causes radial movement of the blade relative to the slot to change the amount of tissue to be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Murphy, Bryan Simmons