Patents by Inventor Chris R. Snider

Chris R. Snider 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: 11393270
    Abstract: A method including transmitting, by a handler device associated with package handler, a message to an access control system requesting access to a secure container secured by an electronic lock mechanism; determining, by the access control system, whether the package handler is authorized to access the secure container based on the received message; transmitting, by the access control system, an unlock command to the secure container in response to a determination that the package handler is authorized to access the secure container; and unlocking the electronic lock mechanism of the secure container in response to successful authentication of the unlock command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Brian C. Eickhoff, Robert Prostko, Rockwood T. Roberts, III
  • Patent number: 11347291
    Abstract: A user interface display system associated with an electronic lock that provides feedback to a user engaging the electronic lock, including a user interface display positioned on the electronic lock to depict to the user status patterns with each displayed status pattern being in response to a status of the electronic lock and provides feedback to the user as to the status of the electronic lock. An electrochromic film positioned on the user interface display and transitions a color for each displayed status pattern to correspond to the status pattern depicted to the user that provides the status of the electronic lock to the user. A controller transitions the electrochromic film to each color to correspond with the status pattern that is depicted by the user interface display so that the transitioned color and the displayed status pattern is in response to the status of the electronic lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 11339583
    Abstract: A door handle is configured for mounting to a door, and includes a shell having a front side and a rear side, with the shell defining an internal chamber. A shank extends from the rear side of the shell, and a light source is seated in the internal chamber. A window pattern is positioned on the rear side of the shell such that the light source is operable to project onto the door a light pattern corresponding to the window pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Aida K. N. Watson, Madeline Ryals, Nicholas Upton, Chris R. Snider, Parth Kashikar
  • Publication number: 20220107702
    Abstract: An exemplary credential reader includes a touch-sensitive region and is configured to generate tap information and/or swipe information in response to the touch-sensitive region being tapped and/or swiped. In certain forms, the touch-sensitive region is a non-displaying track pad. In other forms, the touch-sensitive region is a touch-sensitive display. A lockset including the credential reader further includes a controller configured to generate credential information based upon information received from the credential reader. The controller may compare the credential information to an authorized credential and transmit a grant/deny signal based upon the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Andrew Setter, Scott Baxter, Chris R. Snider
  • Publication number: 20210398373
    Abstract: A user interface display system associated with an electronic key that provides feedback to a user engaging the electronic lock, including a user interface display to depict to the user feedback patterns with each feedback pattern displayed to the user providing the feedback to the user as the user engages the electronic lock with the electronic key. Each displayed feedback pattern provides a corresponding color that is associated with the feedback provided to the user as the user engages the electronic lock with the electronic key. A controller transitions the electrochromic filter to each color to correspond with the feedback pattern that is displayed by the user interface display so that the transitioned color and the displayed feedback pattern is in response to the user engaging the electronic lock with the electronic key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Brian C. Eickhoff, Robert Prostko, Rockwood T. Roberts, III
  • Publication number: 20210189761
    Abstract: A door handle is configured for mounting to a door, and includes a shell having a front side and a rear side, with the shell defining an internal chamber. A shank extends from the rear side of the shell, and a light source is seated in the internal chamber. A window pattern is positioned on the rear side of the shell such that the light source is operable to project onto the door a light pattern corresponding to the window pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Aida K. N. Watson, Madeline Ryals, Nicholas Upton, Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 11036328
    Abstract: An exemplary credential reader includes a touch-sensitive region and is configured to generate tap information and/or swipe information in response to the touch-sensitive region being tapped and/or swiped. In certain forms, the touch-sensitive region is a non-displaying track pad. In other forms, the touch-sensitive region is a touch-sensitive display. A lockset including the credential reader further includes a controller configured to generate credential information based upon information received from the credential reader. The controller may compare the credential information to an authorized credential and transmit a grant/deny signal based upon the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Setter, Scott Baxter, Chris R. Snider
  • Publication number: 20210132677
    Abstract: A user interface display system associated with an electronic lock that provides feedback to a user engaging the electronic lock, including a user interface display positioned on the electronic lock to depict to the user status patterns with each displayed status pattern being in response to a status of the electronic lock and provides feedback to the user as to the status of the electronic lock. An electrochromic film positioned on the user interface display and transitions a color for each displayed status pattern to correspond to the status pattern depicted to the user that provides the status of the electronic lock to the user. A controller transitions the electrochromic film to each color to correspond with the status pattern that is depicted by the user interface display so that the transitioned color and the displayed status pattern is in response to the status of the electronic lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Publication number: 20210065487
    Abstract: A user interface display system associated with an electronic key that provides feedback to a user engaging the electronic lock, including a user interface display to depict to the user feedback patterns with each feedback pattern displayed to the user providing the feedback to the user as the user engages the electronic lock with the electronic key. Each displayed feedback pattern provides a corresponding color that is associated with the feedback provided to the user as the user engages the electronic lock with the electronic key. A controller transitions the electrochromic filter to each color to correspond with the feedback pattern that is displayed by the user interface display so that the transitioned color and the displayed feedback pattern is in response to the user engaging the electronic lock with the electronic key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Rockwood T. Roberts, III, Brian C. Eickhoff, Robert Prostko, Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 10937260
    Abstract: A user interface display system associated with an electronic key that provides feedback to a user engaging the electronic lock, including a user interface display to depict to the user feedback patterns with each feedback pattern displayed to the user providing the feedback to the user as the user engages the electronic lock with the electronic key. Each displayed feedback pattern provides a corresponding color that is associated with the feedback provided to the user as the user engages the electronic lock with the electronic key. A controller transitions the electrochromic filter to each color to correspond with the feedback pattern that is displayed by the user interface display so that the transitioned color and the displayed feedback pattern is in response to the user engaging the electronic lock with the electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Rockwood T. Roberts, III, Brian C. Eickhoff, Robert Prostko, Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 10858860
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus including a door lock housing, a door lock, and a keypad operatively connected to the door lock housing and to the door lock. The keypad includes a protective layer, a decorative layer, and a light source, wherein the protective layer is disposed next to the decorative layer and the decorative layer is disposed between the protective layer and the light source. The decorative layer includes a first surface having a first material located thereon and a second surface having a second material located thereon, and wherein the first material and the second material are generally aligned to provide indicia having a three-dimensional appearance with the indicia being offset from a background plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 10794082
    Abstract: A door handle is configured for mounting to a door, and includes a shell having a front side and a rear side, with the shell defining an internal chamber. A shank extends from the rear side of the shell, and a light source is seated in the internal chamber. A window pattern is positioned on the rear side of the shell such that the light source is operable to project onto the door a light pattern corresponding to the window pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Aida K. N. Watson, Madeline Ryals, Nicholas Upton, Chris R. Snider
  • Publication number: 20200265767
    Abstract: A user interface display system that is associated with an electronic lock that provides feedback to a user that is engaging the electronic lock. A user interface display system includes a user interface display to depict to the user feedback patterns with each feedback pattern that is displayed to the user providing the feedback to the user. An electrochromic filter transitions a color depicted by the user interface display to correspond to the feedback pattern depicted by the user interface display. Each feedback pattern that is displayed provides a corresponding color that is associated with the feedback that is provided to the user as the user engages the electronic lock. A controller transitions the electrochromic filter to each color to correspond with the feedback pattern that is displayed by the user interface display so that the transitioned color and the feedback pattern that is displayed is in response to the user engaging the electronic lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 10733928
    Abstract: A user interface display system that is associated with an electronic lock that provides feedback to a user that is engaging the electronic lock. A user interface display system includes a user interface display to depict to the user feedback patterns with each feedback pattern that is displayed to the user providing the feedback to the user. An electrochromic filter transitions a color depicted by the user interface display to correspond to the feedback pattern depicted by the user interface display. Each feedback pattern that is displayed provides a corresponding color that is associated with the feedback that is provided to the user as the user engages the electronic lock. A controller transitions the electrochromic filter to each color to correspond with the feedback pattern that is displayed by the user interface display so that the transitioned color and the feedback pattern that is displayed is in response to the user engaging the electronic lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Publication number: 20200225798
    Abstract: An exemplary credential reader includes a touch-sensitive region and is configured to generate tap information and/or swipe information in response to the touch-sensitive region being tapped and/or swiped. In certain forms, the touch-sensitive region is a non-displaying track pad. In other forms, the touch-sensitive region is a touch-sensitive display. A lockset including the credential reader further includes a controller configured to generate credential information based upon information received from the credential reader. The controller may compare the credential information to an authorized credential and transmit a grant/deny signal based upon the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Setter, Scott Baxter, Chris R. Snider
  • Publication number: 20190063109
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus including a door lock housing, a door lock, and a keypad operatively connected to the door lock housing and to the door lock. The keypad includes a protective layer, a decorative layer, and a light source, wherein the protective layer is disposed next to the decorative layer and the decorative layer is disposed between the protective layer and the light source. The decorative layer includes a first surface having a first material located thereon and a second surface having a second material located thereon, and wherein the first material and the second material are generally aligned to provide indicia having a three-dimensional appearance with the indicia being offset from a background plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 10087652
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus including a door lock housing, a door lock, and a keypad operatively connected to the door lock housing and to the door lock. The keypad includes a protective layer, a decorative layer, and a light source, wherein the protective layer is disposed next to the decorative layer and the decorative layer is disposed between the protective layer and the light source. The decorative layer includes a first surface having a first material located thereon and a second surface having a second material located thereon, and wherein the first material and the second material are generally aligned to provide indicia having a three-dimensional appearance with the indicia being offset from a background plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Publication number: 20180171660
    Abstract: A door lock apparatus including a door lock housing, a door lock, and a keypad operatively connected to the door lock housing and to the door lock. The keypad includes a protective layer, a decorative layer, and a light source, wherein the protective layer is disposed next to the decorative layer and the decorative layer is disposed between the protective layer and the light source. The decorative layer includes a first surface having a first material located thereon and a second surface having a second material located thereon, and wherein the first material and the second material are generally aligned to provide indicia having a three-dimensional appearance with the indicia being offset from a background plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider
  • Patent number: 9456531
    Abstract: A lightweight audio player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a fold-up case formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case is of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. Side wall closure members define self-engaging attachment features for affixing to the case, providing electrical self-grounding with the wire screen and thermal grounding with internal power devices. The major components and subassemblies are self-fixturing during the final assembly process, eliminating the need for dedicated tools, fixtures and assembly equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Mark A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9271430
    Abstract: A flexible enclosure assembly for an electronic device for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a preform blank of conductive sheet material such as wire screen mesh or the like which defines upper, lower and a plurality of side wall portions flexibly interconnected by living hinges. A framework of resilient elastomeric material is insert molded to the preform blank to provide three-dimensional case details to accept one or more electronic devices such as circuit boards required for electrical control and display of vehicle based systems. The conductive sheet material is preferably a wire mesh which provides shielding from electrical anomalies and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. Major components and subassemblies are self-fixturing during the final assembly process, eliminating the need for dedicated tools, fixtures and assembly equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris R. Snider