Patents by Inventor Eric Spencer

Eric Spencer 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: 10438202
    Abstract: Processing cardless payment transactions is described. In an example, a server system can receive a message from a mobile device of a user that includes a code identifying a merchant and can verify the identities of the merchant and the user based at least in part on account data stored in association with the server system. The server system can provide, to a merchant computer of the merchant, user information associated with the user account and can receive from the merchant computer, a request to authorize the cardless payment transaction. The server system can obtain authorization for the cardless payment transaction using account information associated with the merchant account and/or the user account, and can provide, to the merchant computer, notification of the authorization of the cardless payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Neighman, Eric Firestone, Daniel Spencer, Cameron Walters, Sophia Huang
  • Publication number: 20170132729
    Abstract: A real estate business method and apparatus is comprised of a wireless transmitter that is affixed to a real estate sign or in the property itself that transmits a serial number or a URL/web site address that has been associated with the given property that allows a potential buyer to quickly and easily obtain detailed information concerning the property using their mobile device. The URL may be reconfigured by the real estate agent using a web based tool or a mobile app.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Stacey Spencer, Eric Spencer
  • Patent number: 8506203
    Abstract: A tire deflation device capable of being remotely operated to extend and retract a spike assembly into the path of a vehicle to controllably deflate one or more of its tires is described. An embodiment includes a self contained supply of pressurized air that is in communication with an actuator that operatively extends and retracts the spike assembly based on a signal received from a wireless remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Dynasystems, LLC
    Inventors: Ethan Spencer, Eric Spencer, Stacey Spencer
  • Publication number: 20120291229
    Abstract: Apparatus used to create storage space on the outside of a backpack and method for using such apparatus are described. The storage apparatus comprises a restraining device configured to store items on the outside of a backpack and an assembly for connecting the restraining device to a backpack. This assembly contains a grasping device and a connection device removably attached to the grasping device so that the fabric of the backpack is retained between the grasping device and the connection device. Items can then be stored on the outside of the backpack under the restraining device or the items can be attached to the restraining device itself. Using the connection assembly, the restraining device can be quickly attached to a wide variety of locations on the backpack and can be used with a wide variety of types, sizes, and shapes of backpacks. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Jeremy Spencer, Bill Spencer, Eric Spencer
  • Publication number: 20120243935
    Abstract: A tire deflation device capable of being remotely operated to extend and retract a spike assembly into the path of a vehicle to controllably deflate one or more of its tires is described. An embodiment includes a self contained supply of pressurized air that is in communication with an actuator that operatively extends and retracts the spike assembly based on a signal received from a wireless remote control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Ethan Spencer, Eric Spencer, Stacey Spencer
  • Patent number: 7937835
    Abstract: A composite ceramic substrate for receiving an ejection head chip for a micro-fluid ejection head and a method for making the composite ceramic substrate. The substrate includes a high temperature previously fired ceramic base having a substantially planarized first surface and at least one fluid supply slot therethrough. A low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) tape layer bundle having at least two LTCC tape layers is attached to the ceramic base at an interface between the LTCC tape layer bundle and the first surface of the ceramic base. The LTTC tape layer bundle has at least one chip pocket therein and at least one of the LTCC tape layers includes a plurality of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Edward Anderson, Michael John Dixon, Eric Spencer Hall, Elios Klemo, Bryan Dale McKinley, Jeanne Marie Saldanha Singh
  • Patent number: 7819506
    Abstract: Thermally curable encapsulant compositions, micro-fluid ejection devices, and methods for protecting micro-fluid ejection heads. One such encapsulant composition may include one having from about 50.0 to about 95.0 percent by weight of at least one cross-linkable resin having a flexible backbone; from about 0.1 to about 20.0 percent by weight of at least one thermal curative agent; and from about 0.0 to about 50.0 percent by weight filler, and exhibits a relatively low shear modulus upon curing (e.g., less than about 10.0 MPa at 25° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher Graham, Eric Spencer Hall, Gary Anthony Holt, Jr., Richard Leo Hubert, II, Johnny Dale Massie, Sean Terrance Weaver, Jonathan Harold Laurer, Rich Wells
  • Publication number: 20100132874
    Abstract: A composite ceramic substrate for receiving an ejection head chip for a micro-fluid ejection head and a method for making the composite ceramic substrate. The substrate includes a high temperature previously fired ceramic base having a substantially planarized first surface and at least one fluid supply slot therethrough. A low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) tape layer bundle having at least two LTCC tape layers is attached to the ceramic base at an interface between the LTCC tape layer bundle and the first surface of the ceramic base. The LTCC tape layer bundle has at least one chip pocket therein and at least one of the LTCC tape layers includes a plurality of conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Frank Edward Anderson, Michael John Dixon, Eric Spencer Hall, Elios Klemo, Bryan Dale McKinley, Jeanne Marie Saldanha Singh
  • Patent number: 7681991
    Abstract: A composite ceramic substrate for receiving an ejection head chip for a micro-fluid ejection head and a method for making the composite ceramic substrate. The substrate includes a high temperature previously fired ceramic base having a substantially planarized first surface and at least one fluid supply slot therethrough. A low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) tape layer bundle having at least two LTCC tape layers is attached to the ceramic base at an interface between the LTCC tape layer bundle and the first surface of the ceramic base. The LTTC tape layer bundle has at least one chip pocket therein and at least one of the LTCC tape layers includes a plurality of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Edward Anderson, Michael John Dixon, Eric Spencer Hall, Elios Klemo, Bryan Dale McKinley, Jeanne Marie Saldanha Singh
  • Patent number: 7594708
    Abstract: Heater chips for use with a printing device, such as heater chips that include a first heater array, positioned substantially adjacent a first via, and a second heater array, positioned substantially adjacent a second via. The heater chip can also include a region, positioned between the first heater array and the second heater array, and a temperature sensing element operable to sense the temperature of the region, where the temperature sensing element is substantially centrally disposed with respect to the region. According to one embodiment of the invention, the temperature sensing element comprises a temperature sensing resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas David Barkley, Bruce David Gibson, Eric Spencer Hall, David G. King, George K. Parish
  • Patent number: 7484823
    Abstract: Heater chips for use with a printing device, such as heater chips that include a first heater array, positioned substantially adjacent a first via, and a second heater array, positioned substantially adjacent a second via. The heater chip can also include a region, positioned between the first heater array and the second heater array, and a temperature sensing element operable to sense the temperature of the region, where the temperature sensing element is substantially centrally disposed with respect to the region. Additionally, the first heater array and the second heater array are operable to receive heating responsive to the temperature of the region sensed by the temperature sensing element to regulate the temperature of the region. According to one embodiment of the invention, the temperature sensing element comprises a temperature sensing resistor and the heating may occur via non-nucleating heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas David Barkley, Bruce David Gibson, Eric Spencer Hall, David G. King, George K Parish
  • Publication number: 20080299361
    Abstract: A composite ceramic substrate for receiving an ejection head chip for a micro-fluid ejection head and a method for making the composite ceramic substrate. The substrate includes a high temperature previously fired ceramic base having a substantially planarized first surface and at least one fluid supply slot therethrough. A low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) tape layer bundle having at least two LTCC tape layers is attached to the ceramic base at an interface between the LTCC tape layer bundle and the first surface of the ceramic base. The LTTC tape layer bundle has at least one chip pocket therein and at least one of the LTCC tape layers includes a plurality of conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Frank Edward Anderson, Michael John Dixon, Eric Spencer Hall, Elios Klemo, Bryan Dale McKinley, Jeanne Marie Saldanha Singh
  • Publication number: 20070229575
    Abstract: Thermally curable encapsulant compositions, micro-fluid ejection devices, and methods for protecting micro-fluid ejection heads. One such encapsulant composition may include one having from about 50.0 to about 95.0 percent by weight of at least one cross-linkable resin having a flexible backbone; from about 0.1 to about 20.0 percent by weight of at least one thermal curative agent; and from about 0.0 to about 50.0 percent by weight filler, and exhibits a relatively low shear modulus upon curing (e.g., less than about 10.0 MPa at 25° C.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher Graham, Eric Spencer Hall, Gary Anthony Holt, Richard Leo Hubert, Johnny Dale Massie, Sean Terrance Weaver, Jonathan Harold Laurer, Rich Wells
  • Publication number: 20070119080
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery powered, hand-held signaling device having an illuminated display capable of selectively displaying illuminated indicia including the words “STOP”, “SLOW” and “GO”. The illuminated indicia are preferably color-coded, whereby the word “STOP” is displayed in illuminated red letters, the word “GO” is displayed in illuminated green letters, and the word “SLOW” is illuminated in yellow letters thereby maximizing recognition by an observer, such as the driver of an approaching vehicle. Selection of a particular message to be displayed is accomplished by user actuation of suitable electrical switching circuitry. In alternate embodiments, the device may be adapted for displaying a host of other illuminated messages, such as “TURN RIGHT,” “TURN LEFT,” “PARK,” etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventor: Eric Spencer
  • Patent number: 7174664
    Abstract: A battery powered, hand-held signaling device having an illuminated display capable of selectively displaying illuminated indicia including the words “STOP”, “SLOW” and “GO” is privided. The illuminated indicia are preferably color-coded, whereby the word “STOP” is displayed in illuminated red letters, the word “GO” is displayed in illuminated green letters, and the word “SLOW” is illuminated in yellow letters thereby maximizing recognition by an observer, such as the driver of an approaching vehicle. Selection of a particular message to be displayed is accomplished by user actuation of suitable electrical switching circuitry. In alternate embodiments, the device may be adapted for displaying a host of other illuminated messages, such as “TURN RIGHT,” “TURN LEFT, ” “PARK,” etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Eric Spencer
  • Publication number: 20060223042
    Abstract: A coaching device and method for providing emergency medical care instructions is shown. The device can include a memory, an audio input, an audio output, a visual display, and a processor. The memory stores a file set made up of multiple question files. The question files include audio data representing a spoken question, at least one valid answer proposed for the question, and visual material. The visual material can be a text version of the question or a valid answer or a visual illustration of the subject matter of the question. Each question file is linked with at least one other question file. A program manages the question files by playing a question, detecting a spoken valid answer to the spoken question, and loading another question file linked to the detected answer. The modular set of interrelated questions provides the rescuer with highly interactive instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: John Epler, Michael Vanrooyen, Eric Spencer, Ron Elfenbein
  • Publication number: 20060128826
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are ultra-thin thiol-ene coatings exhibiting optical clarity, scratch resistance, chemical resistance, and adhesion to a variety of substrate materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Matthew Ellison, Devdatt Nagvekar, Eric Spencer, Paul Snowwhite
  • Publication number: 20050286479
    Abstract: A business method and telecommunications system is described which is specifically adapted to provide wireless communication services such as internet access as a vehicle moves down a predefined transportation corridor such as a highway or railroad tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventor: Eric Spencer
  • Patent number: 6902867
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for making ink feed vias in semiconductor silicon substrate chips for an ink jet printhead and ink jet printheads containing silicon chips made by the method. The method includes applying a first photoresist material to a first surface side of the chip. The first photoresist material is patterned and developed to define at least one ink via location therein. An etch stop material is applied to a second surface side of the chip. At least one ink via is anisotropically etched with a dry etch process through the thickness of the silicon chip up to the etch stop layer from the first surface side of the chip. As opposed to conventional ink via formation techniques, the method significantly improves the throughput of silicon chip and reduces losses due to chip breakage and cracking. The resulting chips are more reliable for long term printhead use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Spencer Hall, Shauna Marie Leis, Andrew Lee McNees, James Michael Mrvos, James Harold Powers, Carl Edmond Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20040067446
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for making ink feed vias in semiconductor silicon substrate chips for an ink jet printhead and ink jet printheads containing silicon chips made by the method. The method includes applying a first photoresist material to a first surface side of the chip. The first photoresist material is patterned and developed to define at least one ink via location therein. An etch stop material is applied to a second surface side of the chip. At least one ink via is anisotropically etched with a dry etch process through the thickness of the silicon chip up to the etch stop layer from the first surface side of the chip. As opposed to conventional ink via formation techniques, the method significantly improves the throughput of silicon chip and reduces losses due to chip breakage and cracking. The resulting chips are more reliable for long term printhead use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: Eric Spencer Hall, Shauna Marie Leis, Andrew Lee McNees, James Michael Mrvos, James Harold Powers, Carl Edmond Sullivan