Patents by Inventor David Gengler

David Gengler 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: 9301031
    Abstract: A multi-speaker audio system is configured to provide flexible use of speakers in any number of different environments. The multi-speaker system may include a stationary speaker unit and a portable speaker unit. The portable speaker unit may be operated in conjunction with, or separate from, the stationary speaker unit. When connected or otherwise used with the stationary speaker unit, the portable speaker unit may receive audio signals and pass at least some of the signals and/or corresponding data to the stationary speaker unit for output. When disconnected from the stationary speaker unit, the portable speaker unit may receive audio signals and output sound accordingly. The stationary speaker unit may also be able to receive audio signals and pass at least some of the signals or corresponding audio data to the portable speaker unit or output the data itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David Gengler, Arthur Healey, Jeffrey King, Terence Hulsman
  • Patent number: 9227763
    Abstract: A computing system is provided with a portable electronic device, a computing accessory, and a multi-functional support accessory. The support accessory may provide a supportive configuration for supporting the portable electronic device in an upright, working position. The support accessory can also transition to a protective configuration for acting as a protective cover for the computing accessory. When the support accessory is in the protective configuration, the computing accessory can be inserted into, or otherwise protected thereby. When the support accessory is in the supportive position, the portable electronic device can be stabilized in an upright orientation by the support accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David Gengler
  • Publication number: 20140179437
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device, such as a mobile telephone (e.g., a smart phone, etc.), a portable media player or a tablet computer, includes at least one game control element for use in playing a game on the portable electronic device. In addition to the game control element, the protective case may include a receptacle and a base, which may be part of the receptacle or operatively associated with the receptacle. The receptacle is configured to receive or otherwise carry the portable electronic device, and may be configured to protect the portable electronic device. The receptacle may be configured to move relative to the base in a manner that enables a user to select an orientation of a display of the portable electronic device relative to the at least one game control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey King, David Gengler, Terrence Hulsman, Arthur Healey
  • Publication number: 20130341214
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device, such as a mobile telephone (e.g., a smart phone, etc.), a portable media player or a tablet computer, includes at least one game control element for use in playing a game on the portable electronic device. In addition to the game control element, the protective case may include a receptacle and a base, which may be part of the receptacle or operatively associated with the receptacle. The receptacle is configured to receive or otherwise carry the portable electronic device, and may be configured to protect the portable electronic device. The receptacle may be configured to move relative to the base in a manner that enables a user to select an orientation of a display of the portable electronic device relative to the at least one game control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey King, David Gengler, Terence Hulsman, Arthur Healey
  • Patent number: 8599542
    Abstract: A reversible connection device to attach a cover to a tablet computer in two opposite configurations has a channel pivotally coupled to the cover to receive an edge of the tablet computer. The channel has a first magnet array to magnetically attach to a magnet array of the edge of the tablet computer in a first orientation of the tablet computer with respect to the cover and the channel. A tab is movably coupled in and carried by the channel and movable into the channel. The tab has a second reversed magnet array to magnetically attach to the magnet array of the edge of the tablet computer in a second reversed orientation of the tablet computer with respect to the cover and the channel. The second reversed magnet array has a reversed orientation with respect to the first magnet array of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Healey, Jim Colby, David Gengler, Daniel Pryor Oakeson, Jeffrey King
  • Publication number: 20130279096
    Abstract: A protective cover is provided to protect a portable electronic device, including a display surface that includes a display screen. The protective cover may include a computing accessory such as a keyboard. One or more magnets in the protective cover may be configured to align with magnets located in the portable electronic device. Upon placing the protective cover over the display surface, an attraction force between magnets can secure the protective cover, including the computing accessory, over the display surface. The magnets may be located proximate edges of the protective cover a portable electronic device, and the attraction force may be the primary or only mechanism for securing the protective cover in place. Optionally, the attractive forces pass through the display surface without also passing through a side or peripheral surface of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: David Gengler
  • Publication number: 20130259283
    Abstract: A multi-speaker audio system is configured to provide flexible use of speakers in any number of different environments. The multi-speaker system may include a stationary speaker unit and a portable speaker unit. The portable speaker unit may be operated in conjunction with, or separate from, the stationary speaker unit. When connected or otherwise used with the stationary speaker unit, the portable speaker unit may receive audio signals and pass at least some of the signals and/or corresponding data to the stationary speaker unit for output. When disconnected from the stationary speaker unit, the portable speaker unit may receive audio signals and output sound accordingly. The stationary speaker unit may also be able to receive audio signals and pass at least some of the signals or corresponding audio data to the portable speaker unit or output the data itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: David Gengler, Arthur Healey, Jeffrey King, Terrence Hulsman
  • Publication number: 20120008299
    Abstract: A system and apparatus providing protection and functionally for mobile devices by providing a protective cover, a variable angle stand, and a more convenient user input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: David Gengler
  • Publication number: 20120008269
    Abstract: A hard protective cover is configured to protect the display, or screen, and optionally the housing of a mobile computing device while the mobile computing device is not in use. When positioned over the display of a mobile computing device, the hard protective cover may provide protection without substantially increasing the thickness or other dimensions of the mobile computing device. The hard protective cover may also be configured to orient the mobile computing device in a working orientation and, in some embodiments, may enhance or add to the functionality of the mobile computing device. Systems including assemblies of a protective cover and a mobile computing device and, optionally, external devices, are also disclosed, as are methods for using hard protective covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: David Gengler
  • Patent number: D659139
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David Gengler
  • Patent number: D672352
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Zagg Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David Gengler
  • Patent number: D723460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: David Gengler, Arthur Healey