Patents by Inventor Garrett Russell

Garrett Russell 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: 20200218862
    Abstract: This patent specification describes operations of a mobile device with barcode-reading capabilities and an application and license server. A mobile device may include a barcode-reading application downloaded from an application server. The barcode-reading application may operate in a base mode or an enhanced mode. In the base mode, the barcode-reading application may establish a network connection to a licensing server to obtain a license code, and determine at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. In the enhanced mode, the barcode-reading application may implement at least one enhanced barcode-reading function which corresponds to the at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. For example, the enhanced barcode-reading function may be a function of decoding a barcode symbology that the decoder is restricted from decoding in the base mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: John Deal, George Powell, Garrett Russell
  • Patent number: 10656025
    Abstract: A first tubular body having a first longitudinal axis extending centrally through the tubular body includes at least one delivery port extending through a wall of the first tubular body. A second tubular body having a second longitudinal axis extends through the second tubular body, the first and second longitudinal axes being displaced from each other such that an asymmetrical longitudinally extending gap is formed between an outer surface of the second tubular body and an interior surface of the first tubular body. A temperature sensor forming a thermocouple extending longitudinally within the gap between the first tubular body and the second tubular body. An inner core is positioned within the second tubular body. The inner core includes least one ultrasound element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Russell Kanz, Brent Twain Nistal, Eric Charles Whittaker, Raymond M. Wolniewicz, III, Randall James Beyreis, Michael Kuehn, Laura Elyn Ortega, Garrett Prahl, Travis Richard White
  • Publication number: 20200109994
    Abstract: A first tubular body having a first longitudinal axis extending centrally through the tubular body includes at least one delivery port extending through a wall of the first tubular body. A second tubular body having a second longitudinal axis extends through the second tubular body, the first and second longitudinal axes being displaced from each other such that an asymmetrical longitudinally extending gap is formed between an outer surface of the second tubular body and an interior surface of the first tubular body. A temperature sensor forming a thermocouple extending longitudinally within the gap between the first tubular body and the second tubular body. An inner core is positioned within the second tubular body. The inner core includes least one ultrasound element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: EKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Russell Kanz, Brent Twain Nistal, Eric Charles Whittaker, Raymond M. Wolniewicz, III, Randall James Beyreis, Michael Kuehn, Laura Elyn Ortega, Garrett Prahl, Travis Richard White
  • Patent number: 10521631
    Abstract: This patent specification describes operations of a mobile device with barcode-reading capabilities and an application and license server. A mobile device may include a barcode-reading application downloaded from an application server. The barcode-reading application may operate in a base mode or an enhanced mode. In the base mode, the barcode-reading application may establish a network connection to a licensing server to obtain a license code, and determine at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. In the enhanced mode, the barcode-reading application may implement at least one enhanced barcode-reading function which corresponds to the at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. For example, the enhanced barcode-reading function may be a function of decoding a barcode symbology that the decoder is restricted from decoding in the base mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: THE CODE CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Deal, George Powell, Garrett Russell
  • Patent number: 10495520
    Abstract: A first tubular body having a first longitudinal axis extending centrally through the tubular body includes at least one delivery port extending through a wall of the first tubular body. A second tubular body having a second longitudinal axis extends through the second tubular body, the first and second longitudinal axes being displaced from each other such that an asymmetrical longitudinally extending gap is formed between an outer surface of the second tubular body and an interior surface of the first tubular body. A temperature sensor forming a thermocouple extending longitudinally within the gap between the first tubular body and the second tubular body. An inner core is positioned within the second tubular body. The inner core includes least one ultrasound element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: EKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Russell Kanz, Brent Twain Nistal, Eric Charles Whittaker, Raymond M. Wolniewicz, III, Randall James Beyreis, Michael Kuehn, Laura Elyn Ortega, Garrett Prahl, Travis Richard White
  • Publication number: 20190278960
    Abstract: This patent specification describes an attachment for a mobile device. The attachment may have an attachment feature designed to be attached to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartphone/tablet with a camera. The attachment may also include an optics system and/or an illumination system that cooperates with the camera to facilitate the capture of decodable barcodes. The illumination system may include a targeting illumination system that facilitates proper positioning of the article and/or an exposure illumination system that helps illuminate the article during capture. The optics system may include a lens that modifies the depth of field and/or the size of the field of view of the camera, an aperture that helps define the field of view, a filter that prevents light of undesired wavelengths from reaching the camera, and/or a mirror that redirects the camera's optical pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Garrett Russell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, George Powell, Mark Ashby
  • Publication number: 20190259085
    Abstract: A domain name registrar may create a customizable universal purchase path for all customers purchasing a given product. The registrar may create and store modular cross sell components that each has material for at least one product offered for sale by the registrar. Thereafter, the registrar may receive a request for a product from a customer. The registrar may determine a probability the customer will complete the purchase if shown upgrades and/or additional products. If the probability is low (or lower than a predefined threshold) the registrar may complete the purchase before displaying additional upgrades and/or additional products to the customer. This will maximize the conversion rate. Alternatively, if the probability is high (or higher than a predefined threshold) the registrar may create final page markups using the modular cross sell components and collected content and display the final page markups to the customer before completing the purchase with the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Angeley Mullins, Ana Alicia Grace, Stacy SteinKuller, Joshua Ray Rossman, Garrett Matsudaira, Stephen Russell Baird, Anirban Kundu
  • Publication number: 20190228197
    Abstract: This patent specification describes an attachment for a mobile device. The attachment may have an attachment feature designed to be attached to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartphone/tablet with a camera. The attachment may also include an optics system and/or an illumination system that cooperates with the camera to facilitate the capture of decodable barcodes. The illumination system may include a targeting illumination system that facilitates proper positioning of the article and/or an exposure illumination system that helps illuminate the article during capture. The optics system may include a lens that modifies the depth of field and/or the size of the field of view of the camera, an aperture that helps define the field of view, a filter that prevents light of undesired wavelengths from reaching the camera, and/or a mirror that redirects the camera's optical pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Garrett Russell, Ryan Hoobler, Philip Utykanski
  • Publication number: 20190197270
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attachment for a smartphone. The smartphone may include i) a camera with an image sensor and a focusing lens located on a back side of the smartphone for capturing an image of a target area; and ii) a white light source on the back side of the smartphone. The attachment may include a targeting optic system. When the attachment is secured to the back side of the smartphone, the targeting optic system may receive illumination emitted by the white light source and direct the illumination towards the target area from a location that is not directly in front of the camera's image sensor. The location may be farther from the focusing lens than the white light source when measured parallel to the back side of the smartphone. The attachment may also direct the illumination into the target area via the targeting optic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, Garrett Russell, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 10319023
    Abstract: A domain name registrar may create a customizable universal purchase path for all customers purchasing a given product. The registrar may create and store modular cross sell components that each has material for at least one product offered for sale by the registrar. Thereafter, the registrar may receive a request for a product from a customer. The registrar may determine a probability the customer will complete the purchase if shown upgrades and/or additional products. If the probability is low (or lower than a predefined threshold) the registrar may complete the purchase before displaying additional upgrades and/or additional products to the customer. This will maximize the conversion rate. Alternatively, if the probability is high (or higher than a predefined threshold) the registrar may create final page markups using the modular cross sell components and collected content and display the final page markups to the customer before completing the purchase with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GO DADDY OPERATING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Angeley Mullins, Ana Alicia Grace, Stacy SteinKuller, Joshua Ray Rossman, Garrett Matsudaira, Stephen Russell Baird, Anirban Kundu
  • Patent number: 10303910
    Abstract: An apparatus may be capable of scanning barcodes and capturing non-barcode images. The apparatus may comprise a first set of imaging optics that receives, from within a first field of view, first light defining a first portion of image data captured by an image sensing system. The apparatus may also comprise a second set of imaging optics that receives, from within a second field of view, second light defining a second portion of the image data. The first field of view may be centered on a first optical pathway, and the second field of view may be centered on a second optical pathway that is nonparallel to the first optical pathway. The first set of imaging optics may be positioned to direct the first light to the image sensing system, and the second set of imaging optics may be positioned to direct the second light to the image sensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: THE CODE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Garrett Russell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, George Powell, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 10255470
    Abstract: A barcode reader and an accessory are disclosed. The accessory may include an interface system and a wireless and/or wired interface for communication with a host computer such that the barcode reader may communicate with the host computer via the accessory. The interface system includes an authentication coprocessor such that the barcode reader may establish mutual authentication with the host computer using the authentication coprocessor of the interface system. The barcode reader may send a request for an accessory identifier, and the accessory may then query the authentication coprocessor for the accessory identifier and provide the accessory identifier to the barcode reader. The barcode reader may send an authentication challenge to the accessory, and the accessory may then present the authentication challenge to the authentication coprocessor to obtain an authentication response, and provide the authentication response to the barcode reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Pierce, Ryan Hoobler, John Deal, Garrett Russell
  • Patent number: 10248821
    Abstract: This patent specification describes an attachment for a mobile device. The attachment may have an attachment feature designed to be attached to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartphone/tablet with a camera. The attachment may also include an optics system and/or an illumination system that cooperates with the camera to facilitate the capture of decodable barcodes. The illumination system may include a targeting illumination system that facilitates proper positioning of the article and/or an exposure illumination system that helps illuminate the article during capture. The optics system may include a lens that modifies the depth of field and/or the size of the field of view of the camera, an aperture that helps define the field of view, a filter that prevents light of undesired wavelengths from reaching the camera, and/or a mirror that redirects the camera's optical pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Garrett Russell, Ryan Hoobler, Philip Utykanski
  • Patent number: 10223564
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attachment for a smartphone. The smartphone may include i) a camera with an image sensor and a focusing lens located on a back side of the smartphone for capturing an image of a target area; and ii) a white light source on the back side of the smartphone. The attachment may include a targeting optic system. When the attachment is secured to the back side of the smartphone, the targeting optic system may receive illumination emitted by the white light source and direct the illumination towards the target area from a location that is not directly in front of the camera's image sensor. The location may be farther from the focusing lens than the white light source when measured parallel to the back side of the smartphone. The attachment may also direct the illumination into the target area via the targeting optic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, Garrett Russell, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 10192086
    Abstract: A barcode reading enhancement system for a mobile device may include an optic system aligning with a camera lens of the mobile device to define a barcode reading lens system. The barcode reading lens system may be defined by a combination of the camera lens and the optic system. The barcode reading lens system may provide a system field of view that is different from a camera field of view of the camera lens. The barcode reading enhancement system may also include an illumination optic system aligning with an illumination torch of the mobile device to define an exposure illumination system. The exposure illumination system may emit a system illumination field with a system angular size that is different from a torch angular size of a torch illumination field emitted by the illumination torch. The system field of view and the system illumination field may substantially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Garrett Russell, Ming Lei, Mark Ashby
  • Publication number: 20190005287
    Abstract: This patent specification describes operations of a mobile device with barcode-reading capabilities and an application and license server. A mobile device may include a barcode-reading application downloaded from an application server. The barcode-reading application may operate in a base mode or an enhanced mode. In the base mode, the barcode-reading application may establish a network connection to a licensing server to obtain a license code, and determine at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. In the enhanced mode, the barcode-reading application may implement at least one enhanced barcode-reading function which corresponds to the at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. For example, the enhanced barcode-reading function may be a function of decoding a barcode symbology that the decoder is restricted from decoding in the base mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: John Deal, George Powell, Garrett Russell
  • Patent number: 10073999
    Abstract: This patent specification describes operations of a mobile device with barcode-reading capabilities and an application and license server. A mobile device may include a barcode-reading application downloaded from an application server. The barcode-reading application may operate in a base mode or an enhanced mode. In the base mode, the barcode-reading application may establish a network connection to a licensing server to obtain a license code, and determine at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. In the enhanced mode, the barcode-reading application may implement at least one enhanced barcode-reading function which corresponds to the at least one operating permission authorized by the license code. For example, the enhanced barcode-reading function may be a function of decoding a barcode symbology that the decoder is restricted from decoding in the base mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: John Deal, George Powell, Garrett Russell
  • Patent number: 9922221
    Abstract: A barcode reading enhancement system includes an attachment for a mobile device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or a hybrid combination thereof, with a camera. The attachment may include an optics system that cooperates with the mobile device camera to facilitate the capture of decodable barcodes. The optics system may increase the camera's depth of field, increase ratio of focal length to entrance pupil diameter, and/or decrease the angular size of the field of view of the camera. The system includes a mobile barcode reading application for setting a camera lens of the camera to one of a plurality of predetermined focus positions or enabling autofocus of the camera within a limited range of focus positions less than a full range of focus positions of the camera. The application may cause the camera to capture an image of a barcode and decode the image of the barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Lei, Ryan Hoobler, Garrett Russell, George Powell, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 9922222
    Abstract: A barcode reader and an accessory are disclosed. A barcode reader may include an interface for communication with a host computer via a wireless or wired link and an authentication system to establish mutual authentication with the host computer. The barcode reader may include a connector for connecting the barcode reader to the external power source or the host computer. The connector may be a combined power and data connector. An accessory may provide operating power to a barcode reader and provide decoded data of an image of a barcode received from the barcode reader to a host computer. The accessory may include connectors and an interface system. The interface system may include a processor configured to send the decoded data to the host computer, an authentication system, and a power interface. The accessory may include RF circuits for communicating with the host computer via a wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: John Deal, Ryan Hoobler, Garrett Russell
  • Publication number: 20180060627
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attachment for a smartphone. The smartphone may include i) a camera with an image sensor and a focusing lens located on a back side of the smartphone for capturing an image of a target area; and ii) a white light source on the back side of the smartphone. The attachment may include a targeting optic system. When the attachment is secured to the back side of the smartphone, the targeting optic system may receive illumination emitted by the white light source and direct the illumination towards the target area from a location that is not directly in front of the camera's image sensor. The location may be farther from the focusing lens than the white light source when measured parallel to the back side of the smartphone. The attachment may also direct the illumination into the target area via the targeting optic system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, Garrett Russell, Mark Ashby