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).

  • Patent number: 11364759
    Abstract: Adjustable vehicle suspension link systems suitable for connecting a first component to a second component in a vehicle suspension may include an outer assembly. An outer assembly connecting joint may be provided on the outer assembly. The outer assembly connecting joint may be configured for coupling to the first component of the vehicle suspension. An inner assembly may be disposed at least partially inside and in length-adjustable and securable relationship to the outer assembly. An inner assembly connecting joint may be provided on the inner assembly. The inner assembly connecting joint may be configured for coupling to the second component of the vehicle suspension. Adjustable vehicle suspension link methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: High Lifter Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse L. Johnson, Garrett Russell Gibson
  • Patent number: 11080497
    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: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, Garrett Russell, Mark Ashby
  • Publication number: 20210165983
    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: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Garrett Russell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, George Powell, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 11017191
    Abstract: An accessory for a mobile device may include a target generating structure. The target generating structure may emit a targeting pattern of illumination into a field of view of a camera of the mobile device. The targeting pattern may facilitate proper positioning of the mobile device for capturing an image of a barcode. The accessory may secure to a corner of the mobile device. The accessory may send a request to the mobile device to establish a focus setting of the camera. The target generating structure may emit the targeting pattern after the accessory sends the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Garrett Russell, Ryan Hoobler, Philip Utykanski
  • Publication number: 20210089999
    Abstract: The system and/or processes described herein are configured to help an entity operating one or more service facilities manage the timing of service jobs across work stations. The entity manages the timing based on receiving, and tracking, job status information received from the work stations. For instance, after receiving the job status information, the entity may implement timing mechanisms to estimate or predict a time when a service job is likely to begin. The entity may also use the timing mechanisms to estimate or predict a time when the service job is likely to be completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Garrett Russell Ming
  • Publication number: 20210081627
    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: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: John Deal, George Powell, Garrett Russell
  • Patent number: 10891565
    Abstract: The system and/or processes described herein are configured to help an entity operating one or more service facilities manage the timing of service jobs across work stations. The entity manages the timing based on receiving, and tracking, job status information received from the work stations. For instance, after receiving the job status information, the entity may implement timing mechanisms to estimate or predict a time when a service job is likely to begin. The entity may also use the timing mechanisms to estimate or predict a time when the service job is likely to be completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Tower Rock Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Garrett Russell Ming
  • Publication number: 20200401984
    Abstract: The systems and/or processes described herein are configured to help an entity operating one or more facilities manage the scheduling and assignment of jobs. The systems and/or processes implement a loading service to manage the scheduling and assignment of jobs based on one or more factors including, but not limited to, a type of service or work to be performed on an item (e.g., an automobile), an initial estimated duration of time to perform the type of service or work, a revised estimated duration of time to perform the type of service or work (e.g., based on technician input), technician schedules, technician skills, technician skill level, and/or one or more labels assigned to a job. Consequently, the loading service is able to help, e.g., via the generation and output of graphical user interfaces, the entity balance the scheduling of appointments for jobs amongst technicians working at one or more facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Garrett Russell Ming, Thomas John Moser
  • Patent number: 10860955
    Abstract: The systems and/or processes described herein are configured to help an entity operating one or more facilities manage the scheduling and assignment of jobs. The systems and/or processes implement a loading service to manage the scheduling and assignment of jobs based on one or more factors including, but not limited to, a type of service or work to be performed on an item (e.g., an automobile), an initial estimated duration of time to perform the type of service or work, a revised estimated duration of time to perform the type of service or work (e.g., based on technician input), technician schedules, technician skills, technician skill level, and/or one or more labels assigned to a job. Consequently, the loading service is able to help, e.g., via the generation and output of graphical user interfaces, the entity balance the scheduling of appointments for jobs amongst technicians working at one or more facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Tower Rock Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Garrett Russell Ming, Thomas John Moser
  • Patent number: 10853604
    Abstract: An attachment for a mobile device includes an attachment feature securable to the mobile device. The attachment also includes 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 of the mobile device. The first portion of the image data includes a barcode image. The first field of view is centered on a first optical pathway. The attachment also includes 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 second portion of the image data includes a non-barcode image. The second field of view is centered on a second optical pathway nonparallel to the first optical pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Garrett Russell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, George Powell, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 10853602
    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: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: John Deal, George Powell, Garrett Russell
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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