Patents by Inventor James Wickstead

James Wickstead 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: 10080948
    Abstract: A self-contained, portable and retractable apparatus is described that transforms a sufficient smaller space into a suitable place, either indoors or outdoors, where a large space is unavailable, into a practice facility for sporting activity skills. This backdrop apparatus allows practice of hitting or throwing of a ball or other object in a contained environment and may also be used for virtually playing at any famous location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Manieri, James Wickstead
  • Patent number: 9855124
    Abstract: The present invention provides an advanced water flosser utilizing a direct water source, such as, but not limited to, an attachment to a shower head, that also may embody a reservoir and/or compartment capable of introducing other desirable substances designed to enhance the teeth cleaning process, such as, but not limited to fluoride, antibiotics, mouthwash, whiteners and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: J.F.S. Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Schepis, James Wickstead
  • Publication number: 20170340945
    Abstract: A self-contained, portable and retractable apparatus is described that transforms a sufficient smaller space into a suitable place, either indoors or outdoors, where a large space is unavailable, into a practice facility for sporting activity skills. This backdrop apparatus allows practice of hitting or throwing of a ball or other object in a contained environment and may also be used for virtually playing at any famous location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: MC GOLF LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Manieri, James Wickstead
  • Patent number: 9645091
    Abstract: A portable, hand-held electro-optical reader and specimen sample collector is provided, including an absorbent pad, one or more test strips contained in the collector handle to provide observable results through a window, the handle insertable into the reader for immediate recording and analysis. The system includes means to automatically provide subject and test specific data with the test results and retain samples for later verification analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: BAMBURGH MARRSH, LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Slowey, James Wickstead, Keith Seritella, Brian Forbes, John Ennis, Richard Herrig, Jason Giddings, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 9358441
    Abstract: A portable exercise apparatus retention mechanism with a base platform, an exercise apparatus retainer, and at least one extendible and retractable retaining structure fixed to the base platform with first and second end portions for engaging first and second opposed surfaces when at least one of the end portions is extended. A sub-panel can be secured to the base structure with a central portion of the retaining structure disposed therebetween. The retention mechanism can retain an exercise apparatus, such as a speed bag. The end portions can have contoured flanges. A supplementary engaging mechanism with extended and retracted positions can project laterally from the base platform. The supplementary engaging mechanism could comprise first and second members pivotally coupled to the base platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Rea, James Wickstead, James Graham
  • Publication number: 20150165295
    Abstract: A portable exercise apparatus retention mechanism with a base platform, an exercise apparatus retainer, and at least one extendible and retractable retaining structure fixed to the base platform with first and second end portions for engaging first and second opposed surfaces when at least one of the end portions is extended. A sub-panel can be secured to the base structure with a central portion of the retaining structure disposed therebetween. The retention mechanism can retain an exercise apparatus, such as a speed bag. The end portions can have contoured flanges. A supplementary engaging mechanism with extended and retracted positions can project laterally from the base platform. The supplementary engaging mechanism could comprise first and second members pivotally coupled to the base platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Rea, James Wickstead, James Graham
  • Publication number: 20140163428
    Abstract: A device for tracking activity of a person includes a motion detection component, a notification component, and a band. The motion detection component includes circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the device. The notification component is connected to the circuitry of the motion detection component. The notification component is defined to signal when an amount of recorded movement of the device has exceeded a predetermined amount of movement. The band is formed to secure to a part of a human body. The band includes the motion detection component and the notification component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140163430
    Abstract: Movement of an activity tracking device is detected and recorded using a motion detection component. The activity tracking device includes a band defined to secure to a part of a human body. The motion detection component is included in the band. A signal is conveyed when an amount of recorded movement of the activity tracking device has exceeded a predetermined amount of movement. The signal is conveyed by a notification component connected to the motion detection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140159903
    Abstract: An activity tracking device includes a motion detection component and a band. The motion detection component includes circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component includes a display defined to provide a visual indication of an amount of movement recorded by the circuitry. The band is formed to secure to a part of a human body. The band includes the motion detection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140163429
    Abstract: A motion detection component is operated to detect movement of a human body. The motion detection component includes circuitry for detecting and recording movement of the motion detection component. The motion detection component includes a display defined to provide a visual indication of an amount of movement recorded by the circuitry. The motion detection component is included in a band defined to secure to a part of the human body. The movement of the human body as detected by the motion detection component is recorded. A recorded amount of movement of the human body is displayed on the display of the motion detection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140159894
    Abstract: A band is formed to secure to a part of a person. A motion detection device is provided for detecting movement of the person. The motion detection device is secured to the band. A visual display is provided for conveying information to the person. The visual display is secured to the band in conjunction with the motion detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20120308443
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SWITCH2HEALTH INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20120310714
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SWITCH2HEALTH INC.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20120282154
    Abstract: A portable, hand-held electro-optical reader and specimen sample collector is provided, including an absorbent pad, one or more test strips contained in the collector handle to provide observable results through a window, the handle insertable into the reader for immediate recording and analysis. The system includes means to automatically provide subject and test specific data with the test results and retain samples for later verification analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: BAMBURGH MARRSH LLC
    Inventors: PAUL D. SLOWEY, James Wickstead, Keith Seritella, Brian Forbes, John Ennis, Richard Herrig, Jason Giddings, Paul Smith
  • Patent number: 8273305
    Abstract: A specimen sample collection device includes a handle having a sufficiency indicator and absorbent pad partially contained therein with one or more test strips, a pad compression tube insertable over the absorbent pad within the handle and around an end of the handle, and a collection tube having one or more sample chambers, attachable to the pad compression tube, and wherein the compression tube defines one or more chambers, and wherein when the collection tube is attached to the pad compression tube, the chambers are in fluid communication with the pad compression tube. A sufficiency indicator includes a light pipe indicator. The system includes a ratcheting pad compression tube lock. An electro-optical reader captures and records test strip results through the window and communicates the results to a printer or other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Paul D. Slowey, Richard Herrig, James Wickstead, John Ennis, Paul Smith, Jason Giddings, Keith Seritella
  • Patent number: 8177260
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Switch2Health Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20110268626
    Abstract: A specimen sample collection device includes a handle having a sufficiency indicator and absorbent pad partially contained therein with one or more test strips, a pad compression tube insertable over the absorbent pad within the handle and around an end of the handle, and a collection tube having one or more sample chambers, attachable to the pad compression tube, and wherein the compression tube defines one or more chambers, and wherein when the collection tube is attached to the pad compression tube, the chambers are in fluid communication with the pad compression tube. A sufficiency indicator includes a light pipe indicator. The system includes a ratcheting pad compression tube lock. An electro-optical reader captures and records test strip results through the window and communicates the results to a printer or other device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: BAMBURGH MARRSH LLC
    Inventors: PAUL D. SLOWEY, RICHARD HERRIG, JAMES WICKSTEAD, JOHN ENNIS, PAUL SMITH, JASON GIDDINGS, KEITH SERITELLA
  • Publication number: 20110255996
    Abstract: A valve system for controlling a flow of a fluid is provided that includes a port including a valve seat, and a ball adapted to cooperate with the valve seat to seal the port. The valve system also includes an arrangement for magnetically positioning the ball on the valve seat. A method for operating a pump is provided that includes releasing a piston causing the piston to return to an unactuated position to increase the interior volume forcing fluid in a reservoir to move into the piston body through a port due to a pressure differential between the interior volume and the reservoir. The method also includes sealing the port with a ball after the piston returns to an unactuated position and the pressure differential falls below a threshold by magnetically attracting the ball to a valve seat of the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: JAMES WICKSTEAD, MICHAEL H. BARNETT, COLEMAN L. MUNCH, MITCHELL A. ADLER
  • Patent number: 7927548
    Abstract: A specimen sample collection device includes a handle having a sufficiency indicator and an absorbent pad partially contained within said handle. A specimen sample collection device and test system includes a handle having a sufficiency indicator, an absorbent pad partially contained within said handle, a pad compression tube insertable over said absorbent pad within said handle and around an end of said handle, and a collection tube having one or more sample chambers, attachable to said pad compression tube, and wherein said compression tube defines one or more chambers, and wherein when said collection tube is attached to said pad compression tube, the chambers are in fluid communication with said pad compression tube. A specimen sample collection device including a sufficiency indicator made up of a light pipe indicator window. A specimen sample collection device including an absorbent pad split and divided into two lengths connected at a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Bamburgh Marsh LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Slowey, Richard Herrig, James Wickstead, John Ennis, Paul Smith, Jason Giddings, Keith Seritella
  • Patent number: D611991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventors: Paul D. Slowey, James Wickstead, Keith Seritella, Michael Beaubien