Patents by Inventor Elliot Sather

Elliot Sather 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: 10373149
    Abstract: A card reader comprising a display configured to optionally graphically display a character; one or more sensors configured to receive user input, wherein the one or more sensors are configured to send one or more signals that modify and select the character; a microcontroller configured to process the user input, wherein the processing comprises modifying or selecting the character based on user input at the one or more sensors; and memory configured to store selected characters based on processing the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot Sather, Robert von Behren
  • Patent number: 9870557
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 9771189
    Abstract: A water bottle cap system combination that can be used with wide mouth water bottles or mason jars. The water bottle cap system includes a large cap portion and a small cap portion, which are coupled by a flexible strap. The small cap portion can be screwed onto the spout of the large cap portion, which is screwed onto the water bottle or mason jar. The small cap portion can be unscrewed from the spout and temporarily attached to the strap so that the small cap portion is out of the way of the spout, but still attached to the water bottle cap system, during drinking or pouring from the water bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: humangear, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Miksovsky, Elliot Sather, Scott Cook, Thomas Zipprian
  • Publication number: 20170107023
    Abstract: A water bottle cap system combination that can be used with wide mouth water bottles or mason jars. The water bottle cap system includes a large cap portion and a small cap portion, which are coupled by a flexible strap. The small cap portion can be screwed onto the spout of the large cap portion, which is screwed onto the water bottle or mason jar. The small cap portion can be unscrewed from the spout and temporarily attached to the strap so that the small cap portion is out of the way of the spout, but still attached to the water bottle cap system, during drinking or pouring from the water bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher A. MIKSOVSKY, Elliot SATHER, Scott COOK, Thomas ZIPPRIAN
  • Publication number: 20170046677
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 9507972
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 9443118
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for pairing a wireless card reader and a computing device, including: receiving first user input setting the wireless card reader in a pairing mode; sending an indication from the wireless card reader to the computing device that a pairing mode of the wireless card reader is enabled; receiving an indication from the computing device that a pairing mode of the computing device is enabled; receiving, in the wireless card reader, a second user input of a sequence of actuations of a sensor on the wireless card reader; determining, on the wireless card reader, whether the sequence of actuations matches a stored sequence; and in response to determining that the sequence of actuations matches a stored sequence, pairing the wireless card reader with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Templeton, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 9390297
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 9312949
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for pairing a wireless card reader and a computing device, including: receiving first user input setting the wireless card reader in a pairing mode; sending an indication from the wireless card reader to the computing device that a pairing mode of the wireless card reader is enabled; receiving an indication from the computing device that a pairing mode of the computing device is enabled; receiving, in the wireless card reader, a second user input of a sequence of actuations of a sensor on the wireless card reader; determining, on the wireless card reader, whether the sequence of actuations matches a stored sequence; and in response to determining that the sequence of actuations matches a stored sequence, pairing the wireless card reader with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Templeton, Elliot Sather
  • Publication number: 20160026831
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Publication number: 20150242663
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 9063737
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 9058172
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for conserving power in a system, comprising: (a) receiving a card interaction from a card at a card interface of the system, where the system comprises components including: a microcontroller, one or more card interfaces, a power source, an antenna, and a wake-up circuit, where the components are powered down, and where the card interaction triggers the wake-up circuit; (b) activating a power source using a signal from the wake-up circuit; (c) powering the microcontroller using the power source and in response to powering the microcontroller: (i) powering down the wake-up circuit; (ii) powering up the card and the respective card interface associated with the card interaction; (iii) receiving card data from the card through the card interface; (iv) powering down the card and the respective card interface; (v) powering up the antenna; and (vi) sending the card data using the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Patent number: 8875711
    Abstract: Described herein are nasal devices, including nasal devices formed in layers having four or fewer layers. In some variations, the nasal devices include a single integrated layer from which the flap of the airflow resistor is formed as well as the base of the holdfast region. The nasal devices may include a single aligner or rim body on the side of the device facing the subject. The aligner may protect the airflow resistor, and may help center or position the nasal device. In some variations, these nasal devices may include a noise-reduction feature. Also described herein are systems, devices and methods for determining if a passive nasal respiratory device having an airflow resistor configured to inhibit exhalation more than inhalation has been worn by a subject, and thereby confirming compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Theravent, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot Sather, Arthur Ferdinand, Michael L. Favet, Danny Yu-Youh Lai, Rajiv Doshi
  • Publication number: 20140109907
    Abstract: Described herein are combined active PAP/passive EPAP interface devices to transmit positive air pressure from a PAP source to the user, but provide passive EPAP when the PAP source is disabled. These interface device may continue to provide benefit to the user even if the PAP source becomes disconnected or otherwise fails. The interface devices described herein include a passive EPAP airflow resistor configured to provide expiratory positive airway pressure (“EPAP”). These interface devices may also include quick connects and/or disconnects for releasably connecting to the source of pressurized breathable gas, a quick release for disconnecting from the source of pressurized breathable gas, and an adhesive user interface region that connects the device the user's face. Also described are adapter for converting a PAP interface devices into combined active PAP/passive EPAP interface devices, and methods of using these devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Rajiv DOSHI, Arthur FERDINAND, Elliot SATHER, Michael L. FAVET, Danny Yu-Youh LAI, Toru MINO
  • Publication number: 20140001264
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for conserving power in a system, comprising: (a) receiving a card interaction from a card at a card interface of the system, where the system comprises components including: a microcontroller, one or more card interfaces, a power source, an antenna, and a wake-up circuit, where the components are powered down, and where the card interaction triggers the wake-up circuit; (b) activating a power source using a signal from the wake-up circuit; (c) powering the microcontroller using the power source and in response to powering the microcontroller: (i) powering down the wake-up circuit; (ii) powering up the card and the respective card interface associated with the card interaction; (iii) receiving card data from the card through the card interface; (iv) powering down the card and the respective card interface; (v) powering up the antenna; and (vi) sending the card data using the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Publication number: 20140001263
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for a payment card reader comprising: a frame, where the frame includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface, a second side surface of the side surfaces on an opposite side of the frame from the first side surface, the first side surface including a groove configured to receive a swipe of a magnetic stripe card, the second side surface including a slot configured to receive insertion of a chip card; a magnetic stripe reader interface; a chip card reader interface; circuitry configured to direct signals from the magnetic stripe reader interface and the chip card reader interface to a microcontroller in the card reader; and circuitry configured to communicate wirelessly between the card reader and a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Amish Babu, Jesse Dorogusker, Kartik Lamba, Elliot Sather
  • Publication number: 20120285470
    Abstract: Described herein are nose-reduced nasal devices configured to reduce or eliminate the unwanted noises associated with use of a nasal device. These noise-reduced nasal devices include a flap-valve airflow resistor and a noise-reduction feature that is a noise-reduction element, a noise-reduction flap valve, or both. The noise-reduction feature typically prevents the flap valve from oscillating or vibrating and producing an audible sound during use, particularly during inhalation through the device. The method and devices described herein may prevent the flap, and particularly the edge region of the flap face or tip of the flap, from oscillating during inhalation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Elliot Sather, Toru Mino, Arthur Ferdinand, Arthur G. Sandoval, Jeffrey W. Servaites, Jonathan P. Summers, Shapour Golzar, Rajiv Doshi
  • Patent number: 8240309
    Abstract: Described herein are adjustable whole-nose nasal devices having a first passageway for communication with a first nasal passage and a second passageway for communication with a second nasal passage, an airflow resistor that inhibits expiration more than inspiration, and an adjustable connector. The adjustable connector may include one or more adjustable joints or regions that allow the whole-nose device to conform to the spacing between a subject's nostrils, and/or the orientation and angle of the subject's nostrils. Also described herein are whole-nose devices having a single airflow resistor communicating with both of a subject's nasal passages. Methods of treating a disorder using the whole-nose nasal devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ventus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Doshi, Bryan Loomas, Elliot Sather, Jeffrey W. Servaites, Sandrine Lebas, Patrick A. Myall, Lea Kobeli
  • Patent number: D740819
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent Weber, Elliot Sather