Patents by Inventor Joel Kent

Joel Kent 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: 11327619
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a touchscreen device (e.g., a projected capacitive sensor) with non-orthogonal U-drive and V-sense electrodes that intersect at an acute angle, ?. The touchscreen device includes a rectangular touch sensitive area with horizontal edge of length W and a vertical edge of length H. Some embodiments include a controller coupled to the touchscreen device that transmits signals via N drive channels, where N is an integer, where the N drive channels are communicatively coupled to P U-drive electrodes, and where P is an integer greater than or equal to N. Members of a subset of the P U-drive electrodes communicatively coupled to one of the N drive channels, intersect mutually exclusive sets of the V-sense electrodes. Motivated by signal-to-noise ratio considerations, values of acute angle, ?, are chosen such that signals corresponding to the drive signals traverse path lengths that are less than W plus H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Pallaver, Joel Kent
  • Publication number: 20220091696
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a touchscreen device (e.g., a projected capacitive sensor) with non-orthogonal U-drive and V-sense electrodes that intersect at an acute angle, ?. The touchscreen device includes a rectangular touch sensitive area with horizontal edge of length W and a vertical edge of length H. Some embodiments include a controller coupled to the touchscreen device that transmits signals via N drive channels, where N is an integer, where the N drive channels are communicatively coupled to P U-drive electrodes, and where P is an integer greater than or equal to N. Members of a subset of the P U-drive electrodes communicatively coupled to one of the N drive channels, intersect mutually exclusive sets of the V-sense electrodes. Motivated by signal-to-noise ratio considerations, values of acute angle, ?, are chosen such that signals corresponding to the drive signals traverse path lengths that are less than W plus H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent PALLAVER, Joel KENT
  • Publication number: 20210373737
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel KENT, Gazi ALI, Khalid AZIM
  • Patent number: 11093079
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Kent, Gazi Ali, Khalid Azim
  • Patent number: 10983131
    Abstract: A flow of air including a fungal spore is directed to a collection cartridge. The fungal spore is trapped within the collection cartridge. The fungal spore is illuminated with light and a first image of the fungal spore is captured while the fungal spore is illuminated with the light. The first image is analyzed to identify an outline of the fungal spore. The fungal spore is illuminated with ultraviolet (UV) light and a second image of the fungal spore is captured while the fungal spore is illuminated with the UV light. A measurement is made of a degree of fluorescence within the outline of the fungal spore. A state of the fungal spore is determined based on the degree of fluorescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Scanit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Manautou, Joel Kent
  • Patent number: 10969902
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Kent, Gazi Ali, Khalid Azim
  • Publication number: 20210094850
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are bubble-generating electrochemical reactors, as well as a reservoir system that comprises the same, used in a process for preparing a liquid agent medium comprising an oxidant effective for sanitizing, disinfecting, and/or cleaning an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: ionogen Inc.
    Inventors: John Patrick Shanahan, Joel Kent Reed
  • Patent number: 10947713
    Abstract: A toilet flange has a hub configured to couple to a pipe on a first end, the hub having an inner circular wall forming a cylindrical channel and having at least one opening and a hub flange coupled to the hub on a second end, the flange having a reservoir for collecting liquid, the flange further configured to dump the liquid from the reservoir into the cylindrical channel through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Spray Tech Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Kent Schmidt, Joel Kent Schmidt, Anthony Mosley
  • Patent number: 10908062
    Abstract: An airborne particle collection system includes a monitoring device and a collection media. The monitoring device includes a housing having an air-intake slot, and a motor. The collection media includes an adhesive-coated tape contained within a removable cartridge inserted into the housing. The removable cartridge includes a particle intake zone, proximate to the air-intake slot, and through which the adhesive-coated tape is exposed to capture airborne particles passing through the air-intake slot, and an inspection zone at which the airborne particles captured at the intake zone are transported for optical imaging. The motor moves the airborne particles captured by the adhesive-coated tape from the particle intake zone to the inspection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Scanit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Manautou, Joel Kent, An-Chun Tien
  • Publication number: 20200407964
    Abstract: A toilet flange has a hub configured to couple to a pipe on a first end, the hub having an inner circular wall forming a cylindrical channel and having at least one opening and a hub flange coupled to the hub on a second end, the flange having a reservoir for collecting liquid, the flange further configured to dump the liquid from the reservoir into the cylindrical channel through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Spray Tech Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Kent Schmidt, Joel Kent Schmidt, Anthony Mosley
  • Publication number: 20200393934
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gazi Ali, Khalid Azim, Joel Kent
  • Publication number: 20200356198
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel KENT, Gazi ALI, Khalid AZIM
  • Patent number: 10802649
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gazi Ali, Khalid Azim, Joel Kent
  • Patent number: 10732772
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Kent, Gazi Ali, Khalid Azim
  • Publication number: 20200050323
    Abstract: Various configurations and arrangements for touchscreens are disclosed to accommodate for one or more optical discontinuities that can be present within these touchscreens. When the one or more optical discontinuities are present, these configurations and arrangements of the touchscreens present a single layer of transparent conductive material that can be difficult to perceive by a human eye when viewing the touchscreens. Additionally, various edge correction techniques are disclosed to adjust mutual capacitances along a perimeter of the touchscreens. These edge correction techniques adjust mutual capacitances such that the values of the mutual capacitances are substantially uniform throughout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Joel KENT, Gazi ALI, Khalid AZIM
  • Patent number: 10458990
    Abstract: A flow of air including a fungal spore is directed to a collection cartridge. The spore is trapped within the cartridge and positioned within a field of view of a camera sensor. A UV light is activated to illuminate the spore and a camera shutter is opened for a time period. The camera sensor collects light emitted from the spore during a first portion of the time period. After the first portion has elapsed, first and second bursts of white light originating from first and second positions, respectively, are directed towards the spore during a second portion of the time period. After the second portion of the time period has elapsed, the camera shutter is closed to generate an image. The image is analyzed to obtain a shape of the spore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Scanit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Manautou, Joel Kent
  • Publication number: 20190293539
    Abstract: An airborne particle collection system includes a monitoring device and a collection media. The monitoring device includes a housing having an air-intake slot, and a motor. The collection media includes an adhesive-coated tape contained within a removable cartridge inserted into the housing. The removable cartridge includes a particle intake zone, proximate to the air-intake slot, and through which the adhesive-coated tape is exposed to capture airborne particles passing through the air-intake slot, and an inspection zone at which the airborne particles captured at the intake zone are transported for optical imaging. The motor moves the airborne particles captured by the adhesive-coated tape from the particle intake zone to the inspection zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Pedro Manautou, Joel Kent
  • Patent number: 10330578
    Abstract: A monitor includes a base, a cylindrical housing, rotatably connected to the base, and including an air-intake slot, and a collection media, a motor configured to rotate the cylindrical housing relative to the base, a power source, connected to the motor, and a processor connected to the motor and power source. The processor is configured to process information and, based on the processing, direct the motor to rotate the cylindrical housing so that airborne particles in ambient air pass through the air-intake slot and to the collection media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Scanit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Manautou, Joel Kent
  • Patent number: 10138631
    Abstract: A roofing system of the present disclosure has a first shingle layer and an overlaid layer a portion of which overlays the first shingle layer. Additionally, the roofing system has a first shingle in the first shingle layer, the first shingle having a first channel and a first protrusion in an upward-facing surface and the channel is contiguous with the protrusion, the channel and the protrusion formed on an interlocking end of the first shingle. Further, the roofing system has a second shingle in the overlaid layer, the second shingle having a second channel and a second protrusion in a downward-facing surface and the second channel is contiguous with the second protrusion such that the first channel is configured for receiving the second protrusion and the second channel is configured for receiving the first protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Spray Tech Industries, LLC
    Inventors: David Lee Schmidt, Joel Kent Schmidt, Joshua Lee Schmidt, Shawn V. Bellina
  • Publication number: 20180321126
    Abstract: A monitor includes a base, a cylindrical housing, rotatably connected to the base, and including an air-intake slot, and a collection media, a motor configured to rotate the cylindrical housing relative to the base, a power source, connected to the motor, and a processor connected to the motor and power source. The processor is configured to process information and, based on the processing, direct the motor to rotate the cylindrical housing so that airborne particles in ambient air pass through the air-intake slot and to the collection media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Pedro Manautou, Joel Kent