Patents by Inventor Jamie Gordon NICHOL

Jamie Gordon NICHOL 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: 11341557
    Abstract: A method of and system for recommending one or more products to a consumer from a plurality of products, the system comprising: a user interface; and a processor configured to: provide a list of questions for the consumer at the user interface, each question having a defined set of answers; calculate a consumer score for each question using the answer chosen by the consumer at the user interface; calculate a recommendation score for each question, using the consumer score; and select the one or more products for recommendation to the consumer based on the recommendation score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanne Louise Cook, Myriam Fessi, Mark Robert Florence, Abid Iftikhar, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Stephen Lee Wire
  • Publication number: 20220061765
    Abstract: A smart animal bed system includes a base supporting a padded animal bed; a movement sensor for providing movement sensor signals in response to movement of an animal within the padded animal bed; and a temperature control system having a heating mode and a cooling mode, the temperature control system configured to selectively provide heating or cooling to the padded animal bed based at least in part on the movement sensor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jamie Gordon Nichol, Neil Stepak, Mark Florence
  • Patent number: 11004238
    Abstract: A portioning machine for providing a custom cosmetic includes a mixer having a mixing chamber and also accommodates a plurality of dispensers having outlets that are directly coupled to the mixing chamber. In one embodiment, the portioning machine includes a plurality of slots, where each slot is configured to receive an assembly having at least one dispenser. In another embodiment, the portioning machine includes a slot configured to receive an assembly having a plurality of dispensers. Each dispenser is associated with an actuator, and the portioning machine includes a portioning processor configured to control the actuators to dispense additives from selected dispensers into the mixing chamber in accordance with a target set of additive ratios to produce the custom cosmetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sephora USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sung K. Park
  • Patent number: 10889340
    Abstract: A compact ground robot includes a vehicle body, a forward pair of track assemblies mounted to the vehicle body, and a rearward pair of track assemblies mounted to the vehicle body. All the track assemblies are foldable underneath the vehicle body for compact transport of the robot. All the track assemblies unfold to a deployed position supporting the vehicle body for deployment of the robot. Each track assembly may include a drive sprocket, a flipper, and a tack about the sprocket and flipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Gordon Nichol
  • Patent number: 10818040
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an image capture device includes a housing configured to be attached to a host device (that has a camera and a light source). The device includes a light chamber within the housing. The chamber includes a first port facing a direction where the host camera would be located when the device is attached to the host, and a second port substantially opposite the first port. The device includes a light pipe having an opening that faces a direction where the host device light source would be located. The light pipe is configured to transmit light from the host device light source for providing illumination at or about the second port. The device includes a lens cover configured to move between a closed position in which the lens cover blocks the second port and an open position in which the lens cover does not block the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sephora USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Gordon Nichol
  • Publication number: 20200260314
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20200211227
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an image capture device includes a housing configured to be attached to a host device (that has a camera and a light source). The device includes a light chamber within the housing. The chamber includes a first port facing a direction where the host camera would be located when the device is attached to the host, and a second port substantially opposite the first port. The device includes a light pipe having an opening that faces a direction where the host device light source would be located. The light pipe is configured to transmit light from the host device light source for providing illumination at or about the second port. The device includes a lens cover configured to move between a closed position in which the lens cover blocks the second port and an open position in which the lens cover does not block the second port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventor: Jamie Gordon Nichol
  • Patent number: 10681581
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: American Messaging Services, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20200121061
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-operate color capture device that can capture color information and transmit the captured color information to an interface device such as smartphone, where the captured color information is optionally processed and is then transmitted to a remote server for subsequent production of the customized cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Jamie Gordon Nichol
  • Patent number: 10420500
    Abstract: A hand held imaging device for measuring characteristics of hair and scalp, comprising a housing with a high magnification optic for obtaining magnified images of surface characteristics of hair fibers, said high magnification optic comprising a first lens and a first light source, and a low magnification optic for obtaining magnified images of the scalp and hair, said low magnification optic comprising a second lens and a second light source, wherein the high magnification optic has a fixed focal length and a slot for locating hair fibers in frame such that the hair fibers are in focus and wherein the device further comprises a viewing means, selected from an integral viewing means, an external viewing means and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanne Louise Cook, Myriam Fessi, Mark Robert Florence, Abid Iftikhar, Jamie Gordon Nichol
  • Patent number: 10366513
    Abstract: A portioning machine for providing a custom cosmetic includes a mixer having a mixing chamber and also accommodates a plurality of syringes having outlets that are directly coupled to the mixing chamber. In one embodiment, the portioning machine includes a plurality of slots, where each slot is configured to receive an assembly having at least one syringe. In another embodiment, the portioning machine includes a slot configured to receive an assembly having a plurality of syringes. Each syringe is associated with an actuator, and the portioning machine includes a portioning processor configured to control the actuators to dispense additives from selected syringes into the mixing chamber in accordance with a target set of additive ratios to produce the custom cosmetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Equality Cosmetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sung K. Park
  • Publication number: 20190080480
    Abstract: A portioning machine for providing a custom cosmetic includes a mixer having a mixing chamber and also accommodates a plurality of dispensers having outlets that are directly coupled to the mixing chamber. In one embodiment, the portioning machine includes a plurality of slots, where each slot is configured to receive an assembly having at least one dispenser. In another embodiment, the portioning machine includes a slot configured to receive an assembly having a plurality of dispensers. Each dispenser is associated with an actuator, and the portioning machine includes a portioning processor configured to control the actuators to dispense additives from selected dispensers into the mixing chamber in accordance with a target set of additive ratios to produce the custom cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sung K. Park
  • Publication number: 20190009845
    Abstract: A compact ground robot includes a vehicle body, a forward pair of track assemblies mounted to the vehicle body, and a rearward pair of track assemblies mounted to the vehicle body. All the track assemblies are foldable underneath the vehicle body for compact transport of the robot. All the track assemblies unfold to a deployed position supporting the vehicle body for deployment of the robot. Each track assembly may include a drive sprocket, a flipper, and a tack about the sprocket and flipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Jamie Gordon Nichol
  • Publication number: 20180343579
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20180247365
    Abstract: A method of and system for recommending one or more products to a consumer from a plurality of products, the system comprising: a user interface; and a processor configured to: provide a list of questions for the consumer at the user interface, each question having a defined set of answers; calculate a consumer score for each question using the answer chosen by the consumer at the user interface; calculate a recommendation score for each question, using the consumer score; and select the one or more products for recommendation to the consumer based on the recommendation score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Joanne Louise COOK, Myriam FESSI, Mark Robert FLORENCE, Abid IFTIKHAR, Jamie Gordon NICHOL, Stephen Lee WIRE
  • Publication number: 20180235535
    Abstract: A hand held imaging device for measuring characteristics of hair and scalp, comprising a housing with a high magnification optic for obtaining magnified images of surface characteristics of hair fibres, said high magnification optic comprising a first lens and a first light source, and a low magnification optic for obtaining magnified images of the scalp and hair, said low magnification optic comprising a second lens and a second light source, wherein the high magnification optic has a fixed focal length and a slot for locating hair fibres in frame such that the hair fibres are in focus and wherein the device further comprises a viewing means, selected from an integral viewing means, an external viewing means and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Joanne Louise COOK, Myriam FESSI, Mark Robert FLORENCE, Abid IFTIKHAR, Jamie Gordon NICHOL
  • Patent number: 10051505
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: American Messaging Services, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20180033161
    Abstract: A portioning machine for providing a custom cosmetic includes a mixer having a mixing chamber and also accommodates a plurality of syringes having outlets that are directly coupled to the mixing chamber. In one embodiment, the portioning machine includes a plurality of slots, where each slot is configured to receive an assembly having at least one syringe. In another embodiment, the portioning machine includes a slot configured to receive an assembly having a plurality of syringes. Each syringe is associated with an actuator, and the portioning machine includes a portioning processor configured to control the actuators to dispense additives from selected syringes into the mixing chamber in accordance with a target set of additive ratios to produce the custom cosmetic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sung K. Park
  • Patent number: 9858685
    Abstract: A system and method determine color of skin of a subject and produce a customized cosmetic based at least in part on the determined color of skin. A region of skin is covered with a chamber having an open area facing the skin. The skin is illuminated with light caused to enter the chamber. The light is caused to be dispersed within the chamber. A camera is used to record an image of a portion of the dispersed light in the chamber and the recorded image is processed to characterize the color of the skin. The recorded image includes a plurality of colors which are mapped to the closest color recipe. The color recipe is used to calculate actuator displacements for a portioning machine that includes a cartridge having cosmetic additives that produce the customized cosmetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Equality Cosmetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sung K. Park
  • Patent number: D948263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Brisby, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Robinson, Jamie Gordon Nichol