Patents by Inventor David Northway

David Northway 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: 10595135
    Abstract: A method for evaluating hearing of a user comprising: generating a baseline hearing profile for the user comprising a set of gain values based on a volume setting, each gain value in the set of gain values corresponding to a frequency band in a set of frequency bands; accessing a soundbite comprising a phrase characterized by a frequency spectrum predominantly within one frequency band; playing the soundbite amplified by a first gain in the frequency band; playing the soundbite amplified by a second gain in the frequency band; receiving a preference input representing a preference of the user from amongst the soundbite amplified by the first gain and the soundbite amplified by the second; and modifying a gain value, corresponding to the frequency band, in the baseline hearing profile based on the preference input to generate a refined hearing profile compensating for hearing deficiency of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Concha Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Li, Matthew Sorg, David Northway
  • Publication number: 20190356989
    Abstract: A method for evaluating hearing of a user comprising: generating a baseline hearing profile for the user comprising a set of gain values based on a volume setting, each gain value in the set of gain values corresponding to a frequency band in a set of frequency bands; accessing a soundbite comprising a phrase characterized by a frequency spectrum predominantly within one frequency band; playing the soundbite amplified by a first gain in the frequency band; playing the soundbite amplified by a second gain in the frequency band; receiving a preference input representing a preference of the user from amongst the soundbite amplified by the first gain and the soundbite amplified by the second; and modifying a gain value, corresponding to the frequency band, in the baseline hearing profile based on the preference input to generate a refined hearing profile compensating for hearing deficiency of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Amy Li, Matthew Sorg, David Northway
  • Publication number: 20180352319
    Abstract: A wireless earbud includes a cylindrical body with an exterior end and a front speaker chamber located at an end opposite the exterior end. The front speaker chamber includes a tip that is substantially planar and a plurality of charging points located at the tip. An ear cushion/cap fits over and substantially surrounds the front speaker chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Anson Liang, Angela Pan, Guanxin Xing, David Northway, Brian Knauss
  • Publication number: 20140119561
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host. The apparatus further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable bi-directional communications with the WAM host. The apparatus further includes a wireless input/output device or a plurality of wireless input/output devices embedded in speakers to enable bidirectional communications with the WAM host in order to automatically configure the plurality of wireless speakers to optimize audio parameters of the wireless speakers. The automatic configuration includes determining a location for each speaker in order to identify each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting time delay parameters for each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting volume parameters for each speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jeff Boone, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, David Northway
  • Patent number: 8602892
    Abstract: Conventional game consoles have a preference to connect to the Internet, which facilitates audio communications by gamers. However, when conventional game consoles are connected over a local area network, they somehow inhibit audio communications. A game communications exchange is coupled to game consoles and audio gear sets of gamers to facilitate audio communications by creating a common channel and distribute audio information from the common channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: AG Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Jordan Reiss, Paul Donovan, David Northway, Adam Barry
  • Patent number: 8525791
    Abstract: A miniature keyboard for a palm held computer is disclosed. The miniature keyboard includes a plurality of keys for providing input to a hand held computing device. The keyboard includes a platform supporting the plurality of keys. The platform is configured to be sized for use by a single hand and the platforms is selectively foldable to substantially conceal the plurality of keys from view. The keyboard also includes a support structure that couples the platform to the hand held computing device body. The support structure is configured to prevent substantial movement of the platform relative to the hand held computing device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: William Webb, Alan C. Urban, Richard Gioscia, Lawrence Lam, David Northway
  • Patent number: 8384674
    Abstract: An integrated enclosure/touch screen assembly with a soft thermoplastic outer surface coupled directly to a digitizer mechanism. A touch screen assembly consisting of a display mechanism and a resistive digitizer mechanism are enclosed within a single piece cover. The digitizer mechanism consists of a top film and a digitizing element, and the single piece cover is affixed directly to the top film of the digitizer mechanism. The single piece cover has a flat outer surface that is free of any steps or indentations which provides an enclosure that is both dust free and waterproof. The soft thermoplastic material used for the single piece cover will allow activation of the digitizer mechanism by means of mechanical pressure applied to the outer surface of the single piece cover. In one embodiment, the single piece cover is constructed by coupling a soft thermoplastic outer film directly to the top film of the digitizer mechanism by an in mold decoration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anna Pia Slothower, David Northway, William Robert Hanson, Lawrence Lam
  • Patent number: 8320824
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host. The apparatus further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable bi-directional communications with the WAM host. The apparatus further includes a wireless input/output device or a plurality of wireless input/output devices embedded in speakers to enable bidirectional communications with the WAM host in order to automatically configure the plurality of wireless speakers to optimize audio parameters of the wireless speakers. The automatic configuration includes determining a location for each speaker in order to identify each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting time delay parameters for each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting volume parameters for each speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: AliphCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jeff Boone, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, David Northway
  • Patent number: 8233948
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is provided that includes a front housing segment and a back housing segment. The front housing segment includes a first front slot and a first front securement feature or cleat. The back housing segment includes a first back slot and a first securement feature or cleat. The front housing segment and the back housing segment are positioned so that the first back securement feature is received and slideably engaged with the first front slot, and the first front securement feature is received and slideably engaged with the first back cleat. A combination of (i) the first back securement feature being received and slideably engaged with the first front slot, and (ii) the first front securement feature being received and slideably engaged with the first back securement feature, enable the front housing segment and the back housing segment to slide along a path that includes an extended position and a contracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Francisco, Troy Hulick, Yoshimichi Matsuoka, Jose Efrain Alcorta, David Northway, Troy Carter, Heather Lynn Klaubert, Susanne Meissner
  • Patent number: 8207942
    Abstract: A portable viewing and computing apparatus. In one embodiment, the present invention is comprised of a bus, a memory unit coupled to the bus, and a processor coupled to the bus. The memory unit is for storing data and instructions. The processor is for processing data and instructions. The portable viewing and computing apparatus is further comprised of a display device coupled to the bus. The display device is comprised of a viewing panel viewable from a front side and a back side. The portable viewing and computing apparatus is further comprised of a display device controller coupled to the bus. The display device controller is for sensing the orientation and rotation of the display device, and in response thereto, for controlling and rendering data on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Northway, John Cardozo
  • Patent number: 7859518
    Abstract: A portable viewing and computing apparatus. In one embodiment, the present invention is comprised of a bus, a memory unit coupled to the bus, and a processor coupled to the bus. The memory unit is for storing data and instructions. The processor is for processing data and instructions. The portable viewing and computing apparatus is further comprised of a display device coupled to the bus. The display device is comprised of a viewing panel viewable from a front side and a back side. The portable viewing and computing apparatus is further comprised of a display device controller coupled to the bus. The display device controller is for sensing the orientation and rotation of the display device, and in response thereto, for controlling and rendering data on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: David Northway, John Cardozo
  • Patent number: 7612989
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus enabling users to input/manipulate data for portable computer systems. In one embodiment, the present invention is comprised of a segmented keyboard adapted to be coupled with a portable computer system. In the present embodiment, the segmented keyboard is comprised of a first flippable portion and second flippable portion, both of which are hinged to the fixed portion of the segmented keyboard. A compliment of input keys are disposed within those portions. In the present embodiment, a first rotatable hinge is coupled with the segmented keyboard. A second rotatable hinge is coupled with the first rotatable hinge. In the present embodiment, an electrical connector is coupled with the second rotatable hinge. The electrical connector is adapted to provide a communicative link between the segmented keyboard and a coupled portable computer system. The present invention, when in a closed position, is of a size and shape approximate to a portable computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventor: David Northway
  • Publication number: 20090262080
    Abstract: A portable viewing and computing apparatus. In one embodiment, the present invention is comprised of a bus, a memory unit coupled to the bus, and a processor coupled to the bus. The memory unit is for storing data and instructions. The processor is for processing data and instructions. The portable viewing and computing apparatus is further comprised of a display device coupled to the bus. The display device is comprised of a viewing panel viewable from a front side and a back side. The portable viewing and computing apparatus is further comprised of a display device controller coupled to the bus. The display device controller is for sensing the orientation and rotation of the display device, and in response thereto, for controlling and rendering data on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: PALM, Inc.
    Inventors: David Northway, John Cardozo
  • Publication number: 20090147471
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is provided that includes a front housing segment and a back housing segment. The front housing segment includes a first front slot and a first front securement feature or cleat. The back housing segment includes a first back slot and a first securement feature or cleat. The front housing segment and the back housing segment are positioned so that the first back securement feature is received and slideably engaged with the first front slot, and the first front securement feature is received and slideably engaged with the first back cleat. A combination of (i) the first back securement feature being received and slideably engaged with the first front slot, and (ii)the first front securement feature being received and slideably engaged with the first back securement feature, enable the front housing segment and the back housing segment to slide along a path that includes an extended position and a contracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Francisco, Troy Hulick, Yoshimichi Matsuoka, Jose Efrain Alcorta, David Northway, Troy Carter, Heather Lynn Klaubert, Susanne Meissner
  • Publication number: 20090081948
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that includes an AV receiver with a wireless audio module (WAM) host. The apparatus further includes a plurality of wireless speakers each having a WAM device to enable bi-directional communications with the WAM host. The apparatus further includes a wireless input/output device or a plurality of wireless input/output devices embedded in speakers to enable bidirectional communications with the WAM host in order to automatically configure the plurality of wireless speakers to optimize audio parameters of the wireless speakers. The automatic configuration includes determining a location for each speaker in order to identify each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting time delay parameters for each speaker. The automatic configuration further includes setting volume parameters for each speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Jano Banks, David Buuck, Jeff Boone, Jon Norenberg, Brad Bozarth, Eric Wiles, David Northway
  • Publication number: 20070296705
    Abstract: A miniature keyboard for a palm held computer is disclosed. The miniature keyboard includes a plurality of keys for providing input to a hand held computing device. The keyboard includes a platform supporting the plurality of keys. The platform is configured to be sized for use by a single hand and the platforms is selectively foldable to substantially conceal the plurality of keys from view. The keyboard also includes a support structure that couples the platform to the hand held computing device body. The support structure is configured to prevent substantial movement of the platform relative to the hand held computing device body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Applicant: PALM, INC.
    Inventors: William Webb, Alan Urban, Richard Gioscia, Lawrence Lam, David Northway
  • Patent number: D650810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Third Rail Mobility, LLC.
    Inventors: Brian Lemelman, Alexandra Lemelman, David Lemelman, Paul Koh, David Northway, Victoria Slaker, Gregoire Vandenbussche, William Franklin Dunn, Jr.
  • Patent number: D651167
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Third Rail Mobility, LLC.
    Inventors: Brian Lemelman, Alexandra Lemelman, David Lemelman, Paul Koh, David Northway, Victoria Slaker, Gregoire Vandenbussche, William Franklin Dunn, Jr.
  • Patent number: D654931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Third Rail Mobility, LLC.
    Inventors: Brian Lemelman, Alexandra Lemelman, David Lemelman, Paul Koh, David Northway, Victoria Slaker, Gregoire Vandenbussche, William Franklin Dunn, Jr.
  • Patent number: D674333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Third Rail Mobility, LLC.
    Inventors: Brian Lemelman, Alexandra Lemelman, David Lemelman, Paul Koh, David Northway, Victoria Slaker, Gregoire Vandenbussche, William Franklin Dunn, Jr.