Patents by Inventor Gerard Knight

Gerard Knight 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: 10366381
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enabling more efficient tipping by providing a merchant the ability to reduce the time used on manually entering tip amounts. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating, by a point-of-sale (POS) system, a transaction receipt that indicates a plurality of selectable tip options, wherein said automatically generating the transaction receipt is based on one or more rules specified by a user of the POS system. The method further includes causing the transaction receipt to be printed as a printed receipt. The method further includes identifying, by the POS system, a one of the plurality of selectable tip options specified by a customer on the printed receipt. Among other benefits, the disclosed techniques reduce the time and effort the merchant needs to spend on collating the tipping at end of the business day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bell, Mathew Wilson, Gerard Knight
  • Patent number: 10183608
    Abstract: There is proposed a towable expandable accommodation or storage assembly that includes a floor portion that is affixed to or supported on a drawbar, wherein an expansion portion is configured to be pivoted to one side of said floor portion to form at least one wall when the assembly is being used for the purpose of accommodation or utility. The assembly may provide a collapsible ablutions cubicle or kitchen area that can be reduced in size during transportation of the assembly. In this way, the assembly can be towed to a site and expanded to provide an expanded living area. Furthermore, the configuration of the floor portion means that grey water can be captured for the ablutions cubicle or kitchen area for storage in a tank or to be directed to a drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huntian Pty Ltd
    Inventor: James Gerard Knight
  • Publication number: 20170341562
    Abstract: There is proposed a towable expandable accommodation or storage assembly that includes a floor portion that is affixed to or supported on a drawbar, wherein an expansion portion is configured to be pivoted to one side of said floor portion to form at least one wall when the assembly is being used for the purpose of accommodation or utility. The assembly may provide a collapsible ablutions cubicle or kitchen area that can be reduced in size during transportation of the assembly. In this way, the assembly can be towed to a site and expanded to provide an expanded living area. Furthermore, the configuration of the floor portion means that grey water can be captured for the ablutions cubicle or kitchen area for storage in a tank or to be directed to a drain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: James Gerard Knight
  • Publication number: 20170039540
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enabling more efficient tipping by providing a merchant the ability to reduce the time used on manually entering tip amounts. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating, by a point-of-sale (POS) system, a transaction receipt that indicates a plurality of selectable tip options, wherein said automatically generating the transaction receipt is based on one or more rules specified by a user of the POS system. The method further includes causing the transaction receipt to be printed as a printed receipt. The method further includes identifying, by the POS system, a one of the plurality of selectable tip options specified by a customer on the printed receipt. Among other benefits, the disclosed techniques reduce the time and effort the merchant needs to spend on collating the tipping at end of the business day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce Bell, Mathew Wilson, Gerard Knight
  • Patent number: 9495670
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enabling more efficient tipping by providing a merchant the ability to reduce the time used on manually entering tip amounts. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating, by a point-of-sale (POS) system, a transaction receipt that indicates a plurality of selectable tip options, wherein said automatically generating the transaction receipt is based on one or more rules specified by a user of the POS system. The method further includes causing the transaction receipt to be printed as a printed receipt. The method further includes identifying, by the POS system, a one of the plurality of selectable tip options specified by a customer on the printed receipt. Among other benefits, the disclosed techniques reduce the time and effort the merchant needs to spend on collating the tipping at end of the business day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bell, Mathew Wilson, Gerard Knight
  • Publication number: 20150254627
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enabling more efficient tipping by providing a merchant the ability to reduce the time used on manually entering tip amounts. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating, by a point-of-sale (POS) system, a transaction receipt that indicates a plurality of selectable tip options, wherein said automatically generating the transaction receipt is based on one or more rules specified by a user of the POS system. The method further includes causing the transaction receipt to be printed as a printed receipt. The method further includes identifying, by the POS system, a one of the plurality of selectable tip options specified by a customer on the printed receipt. Among other benefits, the disclosed techniques reduce the time and effort the merchant needs to spend on collating the tipping at end of the business day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Bell, Mathew Wilson, Gerard Knight
  • Patent number: 7587679
    Abstract: A system and method provides a tabbed user interface in which labels may be used to select one of a plurality of data elements, but only the selected label is displayed with a tab, the other labels being displayed without a tab. Feedback, such as by underlining a label when the user hovers the mouse over it, is provided to allow the user to identify that an action will occur if one of the non-tabbed labels is clicked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Mike Sundermeyer, Michael Gough, Andrew Lin, Alain Dumesne, Gerard Knight
  • Patent number: 5406061
    Abstract: A bar code scanner suitable for use with a variety of different host terminals includes a microcontroller whose frequency of operation is changed as a function of the host terminal to which the scanner is connected. Where a particular host terminal is operable at a lower rate the microcontroller may be operated at a lower frequency to reduce the power consumption of the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Opticon Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Knight