Patents by Inventor James Dobbs

James Dobbs 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: 10603804
    Abstract: A sheath attaches to MOLLE webbing using one large hook that secures underneath the top of MOLLE webbing and two or more hooks that attach over the bottom of MOLLE webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James Dobbs
  • Publication number: 20190061190
    Abstract: A sheath attaches to MOLLE webbing using one large hook that secures underneath the top of MOLLE webbing and two or more hooks that attach over the bottom of MOLLE webbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: James Dobbs
  • Publication number: 20070279391
    Abstract: A keypad having a virtual floating image that appears to a user to be in a plane other than the apparent plane of the keypad surface. More particularly, the indicia on the keypad appear to float above or below the surface of the device. The keypad can be, for example, the keypad on a cell phone. For such an application there would be more than one array of indicia present on the keypad. For example, there might be ten arrays of indicia, which provide the numerals from 0 to 9 and two more arrays to provide virtual images of the * and # keys. In some embodiments, the keypad is integrated with an illumination source that light up the indicia. The present disclosure also provides a method of manufacturing a key pad with a virtual floating image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Charles Marttila, John Strand, Alan Hulme-Lowe, M.Benton Free, John Huizinga, James Dobbs, Serge Wetzels, Glen Jerry, Jennifer Yi, William Dudley
  • Publication number: 20070211347
    Abstract: A microreplicated article is disclosed. The article includes a web including first and second opposed surfaces. The first surface includes a first microreplicated structure having a plurality of first features. The second surface includes a second microreplicated structure having a plurality of second features. Corresponding opposed features cooperate to form a lens features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Vincent King, John Huizinga, William Dower, David Kuhns, Gregory King, John Strand, Thomas Hunter, Theima Hunter, Samuel Hunter, James Dobbs, Daniel Carlson, Larry Humlicek
  • Publication number: 20070141249
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of a web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll; a second pattered roll; and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the web while it is in continuous motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 microns, and preferably at least 20 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Larry Humlicek, Daniel Carlson, James Dobbs, Thomas Hunter, Samuel Hunter, Thelma Hunter, John Strand, Gregory King, David Kuhns, John Huizinga, William Dower
  • Publication number: 20070065258
    Abstract: A material handling system for use in storing and moving goods within multi-level storage warehouses, ocean going vessels and the like wherein storage areas are provided on at least one of the levels and wherein goods are automatically transferred to and from the storage areas and between the various levels by self-propelled load transfer vehicles. The load transfer vehicles move across the surface of the various levels and are also movable under their own power within open vertical trunks between the levels to thereby move goods to any desired area within the system, warehouse or vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Charles Benedict, Brian Pfeifer, Christian Yates, Scott Bladen, James Dobbs
  • Publication number: 20060251803
    Abstract: A microreplicated article is disclosed. The article includes an opaque web having first and second opposed surfaces. The first surface includes a first microreplicated structure having a plurality of first features. The second surface includes a second microreplicated structure having a plurality of second features. The first microreplicated structure and the second microreplicated structure retain registration within 100 micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: John Huizinga, Vincent King, John Strand, James Dobbs, Thomas Hunter, William Dower, Daniel Carlson, Serge Wetzels, Samual Hunter, Thelma Hunter
  • Publication number: 20060210714
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of an opaque web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll, a second pattered roll, and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the opaque web while it is in continuous motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: John Huizinga, Vincent King, John Strand, James Dobbs, Thomas Hunter, William Dower, Daniel Carlson, Serge Wetzels, Gregory King, Olester Benson, Brian Lueck, Haiyan Zhang, Jeremy Larsen, M. Free, David Kuhns, Samual Hunter, Thelma Hunter
  • Publication number: 20060209428
    Abstract: A microreplicated article having a moiré reducing surface and method of manufacturing the same, are disclosed. A microreplicated article includes a flexible substrate having first and second opposed surfaces, a first coated microreplicated pattern on the first surface, and a second coated microreplicated pattern on the second surface. The first coated microreplicated pattern and the second coated microreplicated pattern are registered to within 10 micrometers in a machine direction and a transverse direction and the first coated microreplicated pattern and second coated microreplicated pattern form a plurality of lens segments. Each lens segment includes a plurality of lens elements each having an optical axis where all of the lens element optical axes are parallel to each other and lens elements within a first lens segment have optical axes that are offset from optical axes of lens elements within an adjacent second lens segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: James Dobbs, John Nelson
  • Publication number: 20060116268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a web handling apparatus and process ideally suited for applications involving wet chemistry. The invention involves the horizontal processing of webs in processing containers. The web is redirected into the processing container by inserting a cassette across the web and into the processing container. The cassette includes at least one functional fluid element that facilitates processing of the web. The web handling practices of the invention improve the quality of the processed web. The invention is preferably used in electrodeposition processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Gregory King, John Huizinga, James Dobbs, Luther Erickson, Daniel Carlson, Dale Ehnes, Gary Shreve
  • Publication number: 20050207031
    Abstract: A microreplicated achromatic lens is disclosed. The article includes a web including first and second opposed surfaces. The first surface includes a first microreplicated structure having a plurality of first features. The second surface includes a second microreplicated structure having a plurality of second features. Opposing first and second features are registered to within 10 micrometers. Corresponding opposed first and second features cooperate to form an achromatic microlens element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Eckhardt, James Dobbs
  • Publication number: 20050109811
    Abstract: A method of controlling a moving web in relation to a selected transverse position comprising positioning a first positioning guide proximate a second positioning guide wherein the second positioning guide has a mechanism for positioning the web having minimal backlash. The web is passed through the first positioning guide and the second positioning guide. A sensor detects the transverse position of the moving web at the second positioning guide. The sensor transmits the transverse location of the web at the second positioning guide to a controller. The controller manipulates a zero-backlash actuator wherein the zero-backlash actuator is coupled to the second positioning guide such that the transverse position of the web is controllable to within a preselected dimension of the selected transverse position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Swanson, James Dobbs, Daniel Carlson
  • Publication number: 20050052750
    Abstract: A microreplicated article is disclosed. The article includes a web including first and second opposed surfaces. The first surface includes a first microreplicated structure having a plurality of first features. The second surface includes a second microreplicated structure having a plurality of second features. Corresponding opposed features cooperate to form a lens features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Vincent King, John Huizinga, William Dower, David Kuhns, Gregory King, John Strand, Thomas Hunter, Samuel Hunter, Thelma Hunter, James Dobbs, Daniel Carlson, Larry Humlicek
  • Publication number: 20050051931
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of a web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll; a second pattered roll; and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the web while it is in continuous motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 microns, and preferably at least 20 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Larry Humlicek, Daniel Carlson, James Dobbs, Thomas Hunter, Samuel Hunter, Thelma Hunter, John Strand, Gregory King, David Kuhns, John Huizinga, William Dower
  • Patent number: D831953
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James Dobbs
  • Patent number: D924013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James Dobbs, Ryan Dickman, Vance Collver, Anthony Cuomo, Nate Radcliffe
  • Patent number: D936171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Dickman, Brian Valdez, James Dobbs
  • Patent number: D936172
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Dickman, James Dobbs
  • Patent number: D940814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James Dobbs, Ryan Dickman, Vance Collver, Nate Radcliffe, Greg Thompson