Patents by Inventor John Craig Cheney

John Craig Cheney 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: 10638209
    Abstract: A wireless audio speaker system that includes a speaker main unit and multiple functions provided by exchangeable accessories is disclosed. The speaker main unit includes a top sleeve and a bottom sleeve that covers the external surface of a more internal enclosure that houses the main unit electronics and circuitry. External electrical and mechanical connectors are configured to be positioned on speaker unit and are adapted to being connected to the accessories. One external connector is positioned on the top sleeve for passing power and audio signals between the speaker main unit and an accessory component that is mounted to the top sleeve. A second connector is configured to be positioned on the bottom sleeve for passing audio signals between the speaker main unit and a second speaker that is stacked to the bottom sleeve via stacking plate. Multiple exchangeable accessory components are described to seamlessly supplement functionality and enhance user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Andy Fathollahi, Bryan Richard Berrett
  • Patent number: 10405075
    Abstract: A wireless portable audio speaker having a configurable reversibly attachable strap is disclosed. The strap is configured to be attached to multiple channels on the speaker housing via a rod to easily and quickly facilitate different strap configuration that can enhance the user experience and provide additional versatility to the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock
  • Publication number: 20190238960
    Abstract: A wireless audio speaker system that includes a speaker main unit and multiple functions provided by exchangeable accessories is disclosed. The speaker main unit includes a top sleeve and a bottom sleeve that covers the external surface of a more internal enclosure that houses the main unit electronics and circuitry. External electrical and mechanical connectors are configured to be positioned on speaker unit and are adapted to being connected to the accessories. One external connector is positioned on the top sleeve for passing power and audio signals between the speaker main unit and an accessory component that is mounted to the top sleeve. A second connector is configured to be positioned on the bottom sleeve for passing audio signals between the speaker main unit and a second speaker that is stacked to the bottom sleeve via stacking plate. Multiple exchangeable accessory components are described to seamlessly supplement functionality and enhance user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Andy Fathollahi, Bryan Richard Berrett
  • Patent number: 10263656
    Abstract: A battery powered, portable multi-channel audio mixing console is disclosed. The mixing console is configured to be easily held in a user's hand like a remote control. The console is configured to wirelessly receive, via separate channels, two or more independent stereo input audio signals from separate audio sources such as cellular phones, iPads, iPods, or other computing or media player devices, independently equalize the frequencies of those input signals, independently adjust the volume of those input signals, and then mix those audio signals into a combined output signal. The console further includes user controls that can vary the relative magnitude of the first and second input signals in the combined output signal. The console is further adapted to transmit the combined output signal to one or more speakers via independent channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, John Craig Cheney, Bryan Richard Berrett
  • Patent number: 10237642
    Abstract: Rechargeable wireless earphone systems and charging cases are disclosed. The rechargeable charging case, which doubles as a storage case for the earphone components, includes externally accessible charging ports adapted to charge the rechargeable battery contained therein as well as for charging other electronic devices. The earphones are configured such that they may be used even when charging or when the earphone system battery is depleted. An alignment and positioning mechanism is provided to align and electrically connect charging contacts of a controller housing of the earphone system with charging contacts provided in the charging case to better secure and facilitate the charging process when the controller is received within the charging case. Reversibly detachable ear hooks and ear canal plugs are uniquely designed and configured to be independently attached to the earphone housing and compliantly adjustable to the desired shape for user comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock, Christian Bao Macias
  • Patent number: 10231043
    Abstract: A portable speaker and protective cover for a portable wireless speaker and speaker system is disclosed. The protective cover is configured to receive, retain, cover, protect, and interactively support the portable wireless speaker. A plurality of embedded magnets and/or metallic elements in the speaker and cover are configured and aligned to magnetically secure the protective cover around the portable wireless speaker in the fully closed position and facilitate secure positioning of the speaker in a stand position during use. Other audio, video and computing electronics including tablet and smart phones may also be similarly protected and supported by such a cover configured to the particular dimensions of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Hemesath, John Craig Cheney, Bryce Alan Craig
  • Publication number: 20180278285
    Abstract: A battery powered, portable multi-channel audio mixing console is disclosed. The mixing console is configured to be easily held in a user's hand like a remote control. The console is configured to wirelessly receive, via separate channels, two or more independent stereo input audio signals from separate audio sources such as cellular phones, iPads, iPods, or other computing or media player devices, independently equalize the frequencies of those input signals, independently adjust the volume of those input signals, and then mix those audio signals into a combined output signal. The console further includes user controls that can vary the relative magnitude of the first and second input signals in the combined output signal. The console is further adapted to transmit the combined output signal to one or more speakers via independent channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, John Craig Cheney, Bryan Richard Berrett
  • Patent number: 9985676
    Abstract: A battery powered, portable multi-channel audio mixing console is disclosed. The mixing console is configured to be easily held in a user's hand like a remote control. The console is configured to wirelessly receive, via separate channels, two or more independent stereo input audio signals from separate audio sources such as cellular phones, iPads, iPods, or other computing or media player devices, independently equalize the frequencies of those input signals, independently adjust the volume of those input signals, and then mix those audio signals into a combined output signal. The console further includes user controls that can vary the relative magnitude of the first and second input signals in the combined output signal. The console is further adapted to transmit the combined output signal to one or more speakers via independent channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BRAVEN, LC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, John Craig Cheney, Bryan Richard Berrett
  • Publication number: 20180124494
    Abstract: Rechargeable wireless earphone systems and charging cases are disclosed. The rechargeable charging case, which doubles as a storage case for the earphone components, includes externally accessible charging ports adapted to charge the rechargeable battery contained therein as well as for charging other electronic devices. The earphones are configured such that they may be used even when charging or when the earphone system battery is depleted. An alignment and positioning mechanism is provided to align and electrically connect charging contacts of a controller housing of the earphone system with charging contacts provided in the charging case to better secure and facilitate the charging process when the controller is received within the charging case. Reversibly detachable ear hooks and ear canal plugs are uniquely designed and configured to be independently attached to the earphone housing and compliantly adjustable to the desired shape for user comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Braven LC
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock, Christian Bao Macias
  • Patent number: D835601
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Zagg Amplified, Inc.
    Inventor: John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D838686
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Zagg Amplified, Inc.
    Inventor: John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D840966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventor: John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D840976
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Murdock, John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D841622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventor: John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D843351
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Robert Osborn, John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D843966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventor: John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D847786
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Robert Murdock
  • Patent number: D864907
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Zagg Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: John Craig Cheney, Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: D872051
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Murdock, John Craig Cheney
  • Patent number: D875715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ZAGG Amplified, Inc.
    Inventor: John Craig Cheney