Patents by Inventor Jacob Heath Messenger

Jacob Heath Messenger 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: 9819343
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a capacitive touch panel comprising a transparent panel substrate, a front surface of the substrate comprising a conductive translucent layer which, in use, is visible to a user; at least one light source associated with the back surface, wherein the light source is switchable between an ‘on’ state in which an illuminated icon is visible on the front surface of the cover panel and an ‘off’ state in which the illuminated icon is not visible on the front surface of the cover panel, wherein the light source is switchable from the off state to the on state by a change in capacitance of the conductive translucent layer; at least one switch associated with the back surface, wherein the switch is activable by a user pressing the touch panel in the vicinity of the illuminated icon to provide an output signal capable of performing a function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Shane Randell Koehne, Simon David Field, Brad Alexander Gibson, Jacob Heath Messenger
  • Publication number: 20160373110
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a capacitive touch panel comprising a transparent panel substrate, a front surface of the substrate comprising a conductive translucent layer which, in use, is visible to a user; at least one light source associated with the back surface, wherein said light source is switchable between an ‘on’ state in which an illuminated icon is visible on the front surface of the cover panel and an ‘off’ state in which the illuminated icon is not visible on the front surface of the cover panel, wherein the light source is switchable from the off state to the on state by a change in capacitance of the conductive translucent layer; at least one switch associated with the back surface, wherein the switch is activable by a user pressing the touch panel in the vicinity of the illuminated icon to provide an output signal capable of performing a function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: SMR Patents S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Shane Randell Koehne, Simon David Field, Brad Alexander Gibson, Jacob Heath Messenger