Patents by Inventor Joe A. Wright

Joe A. Wright 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).

  • Publication number: 20190380889
    Abstract: A flexible stretcher having skid plate webbing connected to a surface of the stretcher. The stretcher includes a flexible body with a first surface and a second surface. Skid plate webbing connects to the second surface. In another embodiment, the stretcher has a flexible body with a rectangular shape extending lengthwise in a longitudinal direction. The flexible body has a first surface and a second surface. Structural webbing and skid plate webbing connect to the second surface. The skid plate webbing at least partially overlaps the structural webbing, and where the overlapping occurs, contact points are formed. In another embodiment, a flexible stretcher having a body with a rectangular shape extending lengthwise in a longitudinal direction, a first surface, and a second surface, may be manufactured by attaching structural webbing to the body and attaching skid plate webbing to the second surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Little Rapids Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald T. Paul, David M. Ledvina, Joe Pulvermacher, Michael Wright
  • Publication number: 20180246617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an interactive touch system on a transparent medium and more particularly, the present invention relates to a method and system for improving the contrast of writing on an interactive touch system on a transparent medium. The interactive device has an interactive surface having an interior side and an exterior side. The interior side is observed by at least one emitter and at least one detector. The interactive surface has a privacy layer; the privacy layer transforming between a transparent and a non-transparent state. A processing structure executing instructions detects a pointer contacting the interior side of the interactive surface; and applies a signal to the privacy layer to transform the privacy layer into the non-transparent state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SMART TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Gerald Morrison, Edward Tse, Sergiy Dets, Greg Hartman, Joe Wright, Michael Boyle
  • Patent number: 9600101
    Abstract: An interactive board comprises an interactive surface; at least one user selectable element; and processing structure in communication with at least one imaging device and configured to process data received from said at least one imaging device to locate at least one pointer positioned in proximity with said interactive surface and update digital ink according to pointer location, said processing structure being further configured to send said digital ink to one or more devices in communication with the interactive board in response to selection of said at least one user selectable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SMART TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Michael Trenholm-Boyle, Roberto Sirotich, Joe Wright, Daniel P. McReynolds, Tim Schanne, Stanley Tarng, Evan Ross, Warren Barkley, Neil Gaydon
  • Publication number: 20150277586
    Abstract: An interactive board comprises an interactive surface; at least one user selectable element; and processing structure in communication with at least one imaging device and configured to process data received from said at least one imaging device to locate at least one pointer positioned in proximity with said interactive surface and update digital ink according to pointer location, said processing structure being further configured to send said digital ink to one or more devices in communication with the interactive board in response to selection of said at least one user selectable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL TRENHOLM-BOYLE, ROBERTO SIROTICH, JOE WRIGHT, DANIEL P. MCREYNOLDS, TIM SCHANNE, STANLEY TARNG, EVAN ROSS, WARREN BARKLEY, NEIL GAYDON
  • Patent number: 8400415
    Abstract: An interactive input system comprises at least one imaging device having a field of view looking into a region of interest. At least one radiation source emits radiation into the region of interest. A pliable bezel at least partially surrounds the region of interest. The pliable bezel has a reflective surface in the field of view of said at least one imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Roberto A. L. Sirotich, Wallace I. Kroeker, Joyce He, Joe Wright, Sean Thompson
  • Patent number: 8102377
    Abstract: A system for providing a portable touch system comprises a bezel having a first and a second end, and a housing that is adapted to receive the first and second end of the bezel such that a display area is bounded by the housing and the bezel. At least one camera system is coupled to the housing and is operable to capture within at least a portion of the display area images of an object located within a field of view of the at least one camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Robert Sirotich, Joe Wright
  • Publication number: 20110128218
    Abstract: An interactive input system comprises at least one imaging device having a field of view looking into a region of interest. At least one radiation source emits radiation into the region of interest. A pliable bezel at least partially surrounds the region of interest. The pliable bezel has a reflective surface in the field of view of said at least one imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Wallace Kroeker, Roberto A.L. Sirotich, Joyce He, Joe Wright
  • Publication number: 20110128219
    Abstract: An interactive input system comprises at least one imaging device having a field of view looking into a region of interest. At least one radiation source emits radiation into the region of interest. A pliable bezel at least partially surrounds the region of interest. The pliable bezel has a reflective surface in the field of view of said at least one imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: SMART Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto A.L. Sirotich, Wallace I. Kroeker, Joyce He, Joe Wright, Sean Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110032215
    Abstract: A display panel for an interactive input system comprises first and second touch surfaces on opposite major sides thereof and a touch detection arrangement to detect touch input on one or both of the touch surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Roberto A.L. Sirotich, Wallace I. Kroecker, Joe Wright
  • Patent number: 7846507
    Abstract: A method for preparing a substrate having an adherent, durable, flexible, and stain resistant layer. The layer is formed by applying a composition that includes (i) the reaction product of a polyester and a polyoxetane having at least one carboxylic acid end group and at least one pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf group and (ii) an amino resin curative. The substrate may be printed or embossed or both. The coated substrate has both stain resistant properties and dry erase properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Marten S. Callicott, David L. Hyde, Charles M. Kausch, Anthony Verrocchi, Joe A. Wright, Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Edward N. Kresge
  • Publication number: 20100079385
    Abstract: A method of calibrating an interactive input system comprises receiving images of a calibration video presented on a touch panel of the interactive input system. A calibration image is created based on the received images, and features are located in the calibration image. A transformation between the touch panel and the received images is determined based on the located features and corresponding features in the calibration video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: SMART TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: DAVID E. HOLMGREN, George Clarke, Roberto A.L. Sirotich, Edward Tse, Yunqui Rachel Wang, Joe Wright, Grant McGibney
  • Publication number: 20100079409
    Abstract: A touch panel for an interactive input system and interactive input system incorporating the touch panel is provided. The touch panel includes an optical waveguide layer and a resilient diffusion layer. The resilient diffusion layer is against the optical waveguide layer and causes light traveling within the optical waveguide layer to escape only when compressed against the optical waveguide layer at one or more touch points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: SMART TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Roberto A.L. Sirotich, Wallace I. Kroeker, Edward Tse, Joe Wright, George Clarke
  • Publication number: 20090073129
    Abstract: A system for providing a portable touch system comprises a bezel having a first and a second end, and a housing that is adapted to receive the first and second end of the bezel such that a display area is bounded by the housing and the bezel. At least one camera system is coupled to the housing and is operable to capture within at least a portion of the display area images of an object located within a field of view of the at least one camera system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: SMART TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: ROBERT SIROTICH, Joe Wright
  • Patent number: 7320829
    Abstract: A reactive fluorinated polymer having polyester and polyether segments is mixed with a reactive melamine resin to form a coating composition. The polyether segment can include monomeric units from an oxetane monomer having pendant fluorine groups that are linked to the oxetane via an ether group. The melamine resin can be a lower alkyl etherified melamine-formaldehyde. The composition can be disposed on a substrate and treated to form a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Joe A. Wright, Daniel D. Woodland, Raymond J. Weinert, Jr., James E. Robbins, Robert E. Medsker, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Guillermina C. Garcia, Martin J. Fay
  • Publication number: 20050048213
    Abstract: A method for preparing a substrate having an adherent, durable, flexible, and stain resistant layer. The layer is formed by applying a composition that includes (i) the reaction product of a polyester and a polyoxetane having at least one carboxylic acid end group and at least one pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n-Rf group and (ii) an amino resin curative. The substrate may be printed or embossed or both. The coated substrate has both stain resistant properties and dry erase properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Marten Callicott, David Hyde, Charles Kausch, Anthony Verrocchi, Joe Wright, Raymond Weinert, Robert Medsker, Daniel Woodland, Daniel Gottschalk, Edward Kresge
  • Publication number: 20040224164
    Abstract: A reactive fluorinated polymer having polyester and polyether segments is mixed with a reactive melamine resin to form a coating composition. The polyether segment can include monomeric units from an oxetane monomer having pendant fluorine groups that are linked to the oxetane via an ether group. The melamine resin can be a lower alkyl etherified melamine-formaldehyde. The composition can be disposed on a substrate and treated to form a laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Joe A. Wright, Daniel D. Woodland, Raymond J. Weinert, James E. Robbins, Robert E. Medsker, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Guillermina C. Garcia, Martin J. Fay
  • Patent number: 6686051
    Abstract: A polyester polymer includes at least one hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane block containing repeat units derived from polymerizing at least one oxetane monomer having a pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf group wherein said Rf group is partially or fully fluorinated. A preferred process for forming said polymer is by reacting a hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane with a polycarboxylic acid under appropriate conditions to form an ester linkage and then adding and reacting that product with polyester forming reactants. The polyester polymer containing at least one polyoxetane block therein when reacted with an amino resin curative can be used as a coating on a substrate wherein the coating has dry erase properties. The coated substrate can be used as prepared or applied to yet other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Joe A. Wright
  • Publication number: 20040002872
    Abstract: The present invention involves a system and method which allows a sponsoring organization access to a physician's prescription process. The system electronically processes prescriptions via a personal digital assistant (PDA). First, the physician is provided with a PDA for generating prescription. The PDA transmits the prescription data over a network. A sponsor finances the PDA use and has the ability to direct messages to the physician on the PDA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventor: Donald Joe Wright
  • Patent number: 6579966
    Abstract: A polyester polymer includes at least one hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane block containing repeat units derived from polymerizing at least one oxetane monomer having a pendant —CH2—O—(CH2)n—Rf group wherein said Rf group is partially or fully fluorinated. A preferred process for forming said polymer is by reacting a hydroxyl terminated polyoxetane with a polycarboxylic acid under appropriate conditions to form an ester linkage and then adding and reacting that product with polyester forming reactants. The polyester polymer containing at least one polyoxetane block therein when reacted with an amino resin curative can be used as a coating on a substrate wherein the coating has dry erase properties. The coated substrate can be used as prepared or applied to yet other substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Omnova Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Weinert, Robert E. Medsker, Daniel D. Woodland, Edward N. Kresge, Daniel C. Gottschalk, Joe A. Wright
  • Patent number: D849524
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: David Gadd, Andres Molina, Christine M. Parent-Inch, Rainer Struck, Joe Gibson, Stephanie LoBasso, Flint Eckstein, John MacDonald, Richard Donaldson, Matthew Wright