Patents by Inventor Craig Janik

Craig Janik 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: 20220203117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light therapy apparatus, system, and method for providing light delivered to a body organ, e.g., skin such as a scalp, via one or more light guides in therapeutic dosages from one or more light sources operating in a variety of wavelengths. The light source may comprise one or more LEDs coupled to an illumination assembly, wherein an array of illumination assemblies may be coupled to a dome configured for conformal placement near or on a body organ. The plurality of illumination assemblies may be actuated upon by one or more actuators that form an active system to cause conformal contact with the body organ utilizing one or more actuator types. A control system may be operably connected to the plurality of illumination assemblies to control one or more parameters, such as localized light position and intensity, and activation of the actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: HAIR GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Sara WASSERBAUER, Erik CARLSON, Craig JANIK, Steven ESCOBAR
  • Patent number: 10967970
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a fuselage that supports breakaway components that are attached using magnets. One component is a battery pack which powers the vehicle. Another component is a rotor set including two identical pod pairs that each support a motor and a propeller. Each motor is attached to a hub assembly that includes a plurality of spokes captured in a motor hub and sandwiched by a rigid motor printed circuit board on top and a rigid hub plate. The hub assembly construction is rigid in plane and functions to keep the motor firmly stable during operation. The hub assembly is compliant and resilient when impacted parallel to the plane. Other features of the pod pairs encage the otherwise dangerous spinning propeller. This allows the vehicle to operate with a higher level of safety than conventional UAVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VANTAGE ROBOTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Johannes Becker Van Niekerk, Tobin Fisher, Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20200068852
    Abstract: A system for animal caretaking with an animal-mounted audio playback device, a sensing device for sensing the proximity of the playback device with respect to a specific location, a smartphone with a GPS receiver, one or more wireless communication systems connecting the playback device, the location sensing device, and the smartphone, and a smartphone app with a user interface for specifying various parameters for controlling the playback device such that when the caretaker moves a specified distance from the location of the animal, a sound chosen by the caretaker will be emitted from the playback device, and when the animal moves within a specified distance from the location sensing device, a deterrent sound is emitted from the playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Sheldon Ramsay, Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20180244365
    Abstract: A modular unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can include a main body and one or more peripherals configured to be removably attached to the main body. The main body can be configured to identify the peripheral, such as through the provision of an identifying signal on the provisional. The processor can cause the UAV to execute a function based at least in part on the identification of the attached peripheral, or by user interaction with the peripheral or another component of the UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Tobin Fisher, Johannes Becker Van Niekerk, Craig Janik
  • Patent number: 9927682
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein provide improved control of an unmanned aerial vehicle camera gimbal. In some embodiments, a linear control circuit is described that uses an operational amplifier that allows the system to retain its passive isolation of high frequency disturbances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: VANTAGE ROBOTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Tobin Fisher, Johannes Becker Van Niekerk, Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20170225783
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a fuselage that supports breakaway components that are attached using magnets. One component is a battery pack which powers the vehicle. Another component is a rotor set including two identical pod pairs that each support a motor and a propeller. Each motor is attached to a hub assembly that includes a plurality of spokes captured in a motor hub and sandwiched by a rigid motor printed circuit board on top and a rigid hub plate. The hub assembly construction is rigid in plane and functions to keep the motor firmly stable during operation. The hub assembly is compliant and resilient when impacted parallel to the plane. Other features of the pod pairs encage the otherwise dangerous spinning propeller. This allows the vehicle to operate with a higher level of safety than conventional UAVs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Tobin Fisher, Johannes Becker Van Niekerk, Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20160291445
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein provide improved control of an unmanned aerial vehicle camera gimbal. In some embodiments, a linear control circuit is described that uses an operational amplifier that allows the system to retain its passive isolation of high frequency disturbances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Tobin Fisher, SR., Johannes Becker Van Niekerk, Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20160156603
    Abstract: A wearable device (4) for secure execution of Near Field Communications identity-based data transactions with an enclosure (8) that contains a secure NFC integrated circuit (40), a secure Bluetooth Low Energy integrated circuit (48), a microcontroller (48) with a firmware program (104), a battery (44), and a passive sensor (16) that activates the microcontroller (48) when the device is removed or donned by the user. If the NFC integrated circuit (40) is in the enabled state when the microcontroller (48) is activated by the sensor (16), the firmware program (104) disables the NFC integrated circuit (40) function. If the NFC integrated circuit (40) is the disabled state when the microcontroller (48) is activated by the sensor (16), the Bluetooth Low Energy integrated circuit (48) is activated and a Personal Identification Number must entered into a software application (112) running on a Bluetooth-connected computing device (22) to enable the NFC integrated circuit (40) function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventor: Craig Janik
  • Patent number: 8099141
    Abstract: A wireless headset system (and method) for connection to a gateway such as a mobile cellular phone that includes a dock assembly and a wireless headset. The dock assembly includes a presence sensor, a first docking connector, and a circuit for sending a connection signal to the first docking connector in response to a triggering of the presence sensor. The headset includes a second docking connector for releasably connecting with the first docking connector, and connection circuitry for initiating a wireless connection with the gateway (e.g. mobile cellular phone) in response to receiving the connection signal via the first and second docking connectors. The dock assembly further includes a power connector for receiving electrical power (e.g. from a car cigarette lighter connector) and for supplying the electrical power through the first and second docking connectors and to a battery in the wireless headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Maverick Lifestyle Corporation
    Inventor: Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20110059697
    Abstract: A wireless headset system (and method) for connection to a gateway such as a mobile cellular phone that includes a dock assembly and a wireless headset. The dock assembly includes a presence sensor, a first docking connector, and a circuit for sending a connection signal to the first docking connector in response to a triggering of the presence sensor. The headset includes a second docking connector for releasably connecting with the first docking connector, and connection circuitry for initiating a wireless connection with the gateway (e.g. mobile cellular phone) in response to receiving the connection signal via the first and second docking connectors. The dock assembly further includes a power connector for receiving electrical power (e.g. from a car cigarette lighter connector) and for supplying the electrical power through the first and second docking connectors and to a battery in the wireless headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20100046113
    Abstract: A mounting system for a media playback device is provided having an outer module for rigidly mounting the media playback device to a surface, and a corresponding cartridge which is capable of being inserted and removed from the outer module. While inserted in the outer module, a first mounting subsystem functions to fixedly mount the cartridge within the outer module such that shock, vibration, and other physical environmental factors are not amplified in the cartridge. A second mounting subsystem is provided to protect the cartridge while removed from the outer module, and generally comprises a resilient material around a portion of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Bruce Edwards, Nick Kalayjian, Craig Janik
  • Patent number: 7652844
    Abstract: A mounting system for a media playback device is provided having an outer module for rigidly mounting the media playback device to a surface, and a corresponding cartridge which is capable of being inserted and removed from the outer module. While inserted in the outer module, a first mounting subsystem functions to fixedly mount the cartridge within the outer module such that shock, vibration, and other physical environmental factors are not amplified in the cartridge. A second mounting subsystem is provided to protect the cartridge while removed from the outer module, and generally comprises a resilient material around a portion of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventors: Bruce Edwards, Nick Kalayjian, Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20090298490
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivering Internet and digital content to a variety of thin client devices. A web portal for accessing and selecting content is used in conjunction with graphical user interfaces on a personal computer for setting up and controlling the content channels. The user interfaces, scheduling, and communication management are controlled by a system control software application running on a local server with an Internet connection. A high speed local area network provides for streaming content from the Internet or local server to thin client devices. A digital audio playback device is connected to the local server via the local area network connection and decodes streamed audio files, and converts them into analog audio signals for input into a conventional stereo. Digital content is streamed automatically from the local server to another Internet playback device, based on end user content preferences and schedule selections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20080152183
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for an improved wireless headset configuration is provided. The apparatus is an open-air headset, which includes an ear attachment, a transceiver, a speaker, and a microprocessor. The headset further includes a directional microphone having a sensitivity field such that the sensitivity field is mutually exclusive from a non-sensitivity field, and is configured such that the speaker is placed in a region within the non-sensitivity field. The system further includes an audio gateway device, whereas the method includes the steps of transmitting a signal from an audio gateway device to the open-air wireless headset and receiving a signal from the headset into the audio gateway device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Craig Janik, Robert Francis Young
  • Publication number: 20070178830
    Abstract: A storage and playback device is capable of being detachably coupled to an output device, such as speakers of an automobile. The device includes a wireless transceiver to receive compressed digital content automatically from a computer system via a wireless local area network based on user defined preferences input into the computer system. The wireless transceiver is communicably coupled to the wireless local area network when the wireless transceiver is a predetermined distance from a wireless local area network access point. The device also includes a decoder and converter to decompress and convert the digital content. The decompressed and converted digital content is sent to be played on the output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Janik, Nick Kalayjian, Bruce Edwards
  • Publication number: 20070093279
    Abstract: A wireless headset system (and method) for connection to a gateway such as a mobile cellular phone that includes a dock assembly and a wireless headset. The dock assembly includes a presence sensor, a first docking connector, and a circuit for sending a connection signal to the first docking connector in response to a triggering of the presence sensor. The headset includes a second docking connector for releasably connecting with the first docking connector, and connection circuitry for initiating a wireless connection with the gateway (e.g. mobile cellular phone) in response to receiving the connection signal via the first and second docking connectors. The dock assembly further includes a power connector for receiving electrical power (e.g. from a car cigarette lighter connector) and for supplying the electrical power through the first and second docking connectors and to a battery in the wireless headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventor: Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20070092333
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching ornaments onto substantially planar surfaces such as a vehicle, automobile, or the like, comprising, a mounting base with an aperture, a coupling device with attachment means and an ornament. The mounting based has a curved surface and is securely attachable to a substantially planar surface. The coupling device is securely or detachably attachable to the mounting base and the ornament is securely or detachably attachable to the coupling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Tom Viscount, John Wadsworth, Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20070061028
    Abstract: An audio converter device and a method for using the same. The audio converter device receives the digital audio data from a first device via a local area network. The audio converter device decompresses the digital audio data and converts the digital audio data into analog electrical data. The audio converter device transfers the analog electrical data to an audio playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20070061029
    Abstract: An audio converter device and a method for using the same. The audio converter device receives the digital audio data from a first device via a local area network. The audio converter device decompresses the digital audio data and converts the digital audio data into analog electrical data. The audio converter device transfers the analog electrical data to an audio playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Janik
  • Publication number: 20070061027
    Abstract: An audio converter device and a method for using the same. The audio converter device receives the digital audio data from a first device via a local area network. The audio converter device decompresses the digital audio data and converts the digital audio data into analog electrical data. The audio converter device transfers the analog electrical data to an audio playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Janik