Patents by Inventor John J Daniels

John J Daniels 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: 20080191220
    Abstract: A light active sheet, comprising a first substrate flexible sheet having an electrically conductive surface, a second transparent substrate flexible sheet having a transparent conductive layer disposed thereon, an electrically insulative adhesive flexible sheet and light active semiconductor elements fixed to the electrically insulative adhesive sheet. The light active semiconductor elements each have an n-side and a p-side. The electrically insulative adhesive sheet having the light active semiconductor elements fixed thereon is inserted between the electrically conductive surface and the transparent conductive layer to form a lamination which is activated so that the electrically insulative adhesive electrically insulates and binds the second substrate sheet to the first substrate sheet. One of the n-side and p-side are in electrical communication with the transparent conductive layer and the other of the n-side or the p-side is in electrical communication with the electrically conductive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: Articulated Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John J. Daniels, Gregory V. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20070290217
    Abstract: An electronically active sheet includes a bottom substrate having a bottom electrically conductive surface. A top substrate having a top electrically conductive surface is disposed facing the bottom electrically conductive surface. An electrical insulator separates the bottom electrically conductive surface from the top electrically conductive surface. At least one bare die electronic element is provided having a top conductive side and a bottom conductive side. Each bare die electronic element is disposed so that the top conductive side is in electrical communication with the top electrically conductive surface and so that the bottom conductive side is in electrical communication with the bottom electrically conductive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: Articulated Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 6973669
    Abstract: A time sequential signal comprising audiovisual content and hyperlinks is received and displayed on a display device by the systems of the invention in a time sequential manner. The display of the time sequential signal is paused whenever a displayed hyperlink is selected. While pausing the display, data corresponding to any selected hyperlink is accessed and displayed on the display device. The corresponding data may comprise a web page accessed through the Internet or an interval page that is transmitted within the vertical blanking intervals of the time sequential signal. While pausing the display of the time sequential signal, the time sequential signal is recorded so that it can be viewed in the order it was recorded as soon as a resume display command is received by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: John J Daniels
  • Publication number: 20020100052
    Abstract: A near video-on-demand (VOD) service enabled using a digital video recorder (DVR) for the simultaneous storage and playback of multimedia data. A DVR is connected over a network to a multimedia network source. A VOD selection is requested by the DVR from the network source. A multimedia data signal is received by the DVR from the network source. The data signal contains the requested VOD selection. A first received portion of the received data signal is stored on the DVR. The first received segment is played by the DVR for display on a display device. Simultaneously during the playing of the first received segment, a second received segment of the received data signal is received from the network source and stored on the DVR while the first received segment is played the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20020100044
    Abstract: A client system for remotely controlling a video recorder receives program data from a remote server in response to user input selecting a time sequential signal from a program schedule guide provided by the remote server, via the Internet, email, a computer-readable medium, or a broadcast signal. The user input is transmitted to the remote server over the Internet from the client system or a remote location. The client system determines when it is time to record the time sequential signal based at least in part upon the program data, which includes broadcast time, channel, and duration. Upon determining it is time to record, the client system tunes to, receives, and records the transmission of the time sequential signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20020087981
    Abstract: A time sequential signal comprising audiovisual content and hyperlinks is received and displayed on a display device by the systems of the invention in a time sequential manner. The display of the time sequential signal is paused whenever a displayed hyperlink is selected. While pausing the display, data corresponding to any selected hyperlink is accessed and displayed on the display device. The corresponding data may comprise a web page accessed through the Internet or an interval page that is transmitted within the vertical blanking intervals of the time sequential signal. While pausing the display of the time sequential signal, the time sequential signal is recorded so that it can be viewed in the order it was recorded as soon as a resume display command is received by the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20020048448
    Abstract: A time shifting event recorder receives a time sequential signal representing an event through an antenna, cable or the like. A portion of the signal is recorded in a first recording medium. A second recording medium is used to record another portion of the signal different from the portion recorded in the first recording medium. At selected intervals, the respective recorded portions of the signal are retrieved and a playback signal is generated therefrom. The recording of the respective portions of the signal in the first and second recording media is controlled by a user so that portions of the event can be recorded while other portions are displayed. Retrieving the selectable intervals of the respective portions of the signal and the generation of the playback signal are also controlled by the user so that the user can view or listen to a time-shifted representation of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Publication number: 20020032907
    Abstract: A client system records a time sequential signal in response to a user selection of the time sequential signal from a programming schedule. The programming schedule is received from a remote server via the Internet, email, a computer-readable medium, or a broadcast signal. Program data is received from the remote server in response to the user selecting the time sequential signal from the programming schedule, which is navigable by time, title, genre, actor, and/or content. The client system determines when it is time to record the time sequential signal based at least in part upon the program data, which includes broadcast time, channel, and duration. Upon determining it is time to record, the client system tunes to, receives, and records the transmission of the time sequential signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 6095820
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for transmitting a radio signal from a radio signal transmitting device includes an antenna unit comprised of a dipole driven antenna member for transmitting a radio signal from the radio signal transmitting device. A radiation reflector reflects the radio signal transmitted by the driven antenna member, and a support member supports the driven antenna member and the radiation reflector so that a predetermined gap is precisely maintained between the driven antenna member and the radiation reflector. A shielding member shields a portion of the radio signal transmitted by the driven antenna member in a direction toward the shielding member. The antenna unit is pivotally mounted so that it is disposable at selectable positions relative to the shielding member. The output of the radio signal transmitted by the driven antenna member can be controlled depending on a position of the antenna unit. The dipole driven antenna member comprises a first and a second segment made from a metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Rangestar International Corporation
    Inventors: Norval N. Luxon, R. Joseph Milelli, John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 6045076
    Abstract: An antibacklashing fishing reel. A spool holds and releases a length of fishing line. An overrun condition of the fishing line being released from the spool is determined by a line motion sensor. The line motion sensor includes a rotatable member rotatable in response to movement of the fishing line during a cast and a sensor for sensing the rotation of the rotatable member. The sensor generates the line motion signal depending on the sensed rotation of the rotatable member. An electronically variable brake is controlled depending on the line motion signal for applying a variable braking force to resist rotation of the spool in response to the determined overrun condition of the fishing line being released from the spool. When the line motion signal indicates that the line is being played out from the spool slower than the spool is releasing it, an overrun condition is determined and the spool is braked to prevent the occurrence of a backlash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 6027429
    Abstract: A variable resistane exercise device provides a variable resisting force in response to a user applied force. The variable resistance exercise device includes at least one rotating force transmitting means for inputting a user applied force as a rotational force to be resisted, and at least one force transmission member for transmitting the user applied force. The user applied force is resisted by varying the viscosity of a viscosity variable fluid which surround plates rotated by the user applied force. Thus a braking force is applied to actively resist the user applied force. In accordance with the invention, a multi-configurable multi-programmable exercise device is provided which may be used in a variety of exercise modes to provide a resistive force to a user-applied force during a range of motion of a particular exercise. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a variable resistance device resists a user-supplied force in one rotational direction only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: NordicTrack, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5762584
    Abstract: A variable resistance exercise device provides a variable resisting force in response to a user applied force. The variable resistance exercise device includes at least one rotating force transmitting means for inputting a user applied force as a rotational force to be resisted, and at least one force transmission member for transmitting the user applied force. The user applied force is resisted by varying the viscosity of a viscosity variable fluid which surround plates rotated by the user applied force. Thus a braking force is applied to actively resist the user applied force. In accordance with the invention, a multi-configurable multi-programmable exercise device is provided which may be used in a variety of exercise modes to provide a resistive force to a user-applied force during a range of motion of a particular exercise. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a variable resistance means resists a user-supplied force in one rotational direction only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: NordicTrack, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5749533
    Abstract: An antibacklashing fishing reel having an electronically variable brake for preventing backlash. A spool holds and releases a length of fishing line. An electronically variable brake is coupled with the spool for applying a variable braking force to resist rotation of the spool during casting to prevent the spool from overrunning the length of fishing line being released from the spool. An overrun status of the length of fishing line being released from the spool is determined, and a status signal dependent thereon is generated. A controller receives the status signal and controls the electronically variable brake to apply the variable braking force to resist rotation of the spool during casting so that a progressively greater braking force is applied when the overrun status indicates that the spool is overrunning the length of fishing line being released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5573088
    Abstract: A variable resistance device capable of utilizing a variable viscosity material, such as an electro-rheological fluid or a magneto-rheological fluid. In one embodiment, a moving member is provided having at least one projecting member for defining a flow path of the variable viscosity material, and for maintaining a precise gap distance between the moving member and other components of the variable resistance device. The moving member engages a shaft so that the moving member is rotatable by the shaft about the longitudinal axis of the shaft, and is also slidable on the shaft along the longitudinal axis. A controllable force dampener device is also provided. In one embodiment, a first expandable bellows and a second expandable is seperated by an ER fluid (or MR fluid) valve for controllably restricting the flow of the variable viscosity material between the first bellows and the second bellows to effect active force dampening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5424822
    Abstract: A printer for forming an image by image-wise exposure of a layer of chromogenic microcapsules. The observable image produced may have a three-dimensional topographical structure, such as to form the bumps of the Braille alphabet, or to replicate the surface variations and texture of brush strokes of a conventional painting. A digitized photographic image can be printed in full color, and the photographic image can be computer enhanced. A locally variable attractive field member having an operable surface receives an image in a layer of chromogenic microcapsules. An optomagnetic and/or optoelectric coating on the attractive field member receives light information and generates an attractive field to selectively apply and vary a respective local attractive field associated with discrete locations of the operable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5409435
    Abstract: A variable resistance exercise device provides a variable resisting force in response to a user applied force. The variable resistance exercise device includes at least one rotating force transmitting means for inputting a user applied force as a rotational force to be resisted, and at least one force transmission member for transmitting the user applied force. The user applied force is resisted by varying the viscosity of a viscosity variable fluid which surround plates rotated by the user applied force. Thus a braking force is applied to actively resist the user applied force. In accordance with the invention, a multi-configurable multi-programmable exercise device is provided which may be used in a variety of exercise modes to provide a resistive force to a user-applied force during a range of motion of a particular exercise. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, a variable resistor resists a user-supplied force in one rotational direction only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5335366
    Abstract: A radiation shielding apparatus for a radio transmitting device, such as a cellular phone. A radiation shield is disposed between a radiation component and a user to prevent unwanted exposure of the user to emanating radiation from the radiation emanating component. The cellular telephone radio transmitting device may be a hand-held cellular telephone, and the radiation emanating component may be an internal or external antenna or any other electromagnetic radiation source, such as a transmitter. The radiation shield can be retrofitted to an existing cellular telephone, or may be designed specific for different models of cellular phones. The radiation shield can absorb, block and/or reflect electromagnetic wave radiation to shield the user of such cellular telephones from unwanted and possibly harmful exposure to electromagnetic wave radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5252958
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided by which human and dolphin participants may actively progress towards a mutually understandable meaningful communication system. The apparatus includes a three dimensional grid matrix having X and Y electrode wires stacked on top of themselves to form the three dimensional grid. This three dimensional grid system is preferably enclosed in an electrical rheological fluid which is responsive to an electric potential applied across it. The three dimension grid matrix is driven so that selected pixels of the three dimensional grid are activated, and it is thus possible to memorialize or form a three dimensional image of an object or communicable symbols in the electrical rheological fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5248113
    Abstract: A tension responsive fishing apparatus is provided which includes a pole member having an interior. The interior of the pole member is filled with a variable viscosity fluid, such as, electrical rheological fluid, magnetic-powder dispersed fluid, or the like. A controlled potential may be applied to the variable viscosity fluid which causes the variable viscosity fluid to vary in viscosity dependent on the amount of potential applied thereacross. In other words, depending on the amount of potential applied to the variable viscosity fluid disposed in the interior of the pole member, the flexure of the pole member may be selectively varied from extremes of high flexibility to high rigidity. An improved reel member is provided which varies a resistance applied to a bobbin member which is effected to control the release of fishing line. The varying resistance is controlled in response to input signals inputted dependent on tension sensed in the fishing line and/or a value selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 5231450
    Abstract: A printer for forming an image by image-wise exposure of a layer of chromogenic microcapsules. The observable image produced in accordance with the present invention may have a three-dimensional topographical structure, such as to form the bumps of the braille alphabet, or to replicate the surface variations and texture of brush strokes of a conventional painting. A locally variable attractive field plate having an operable surface is provided for receiving an image in a layer of chromogenic microcapsules. A plurality of individually controllable attractive field sources are provided, each in operable connection with a corresponding discrete location of the operable surface. Each individually controllable attractive field source is controlled to selectively apply and vary a respective local attractive field associated with each corresponding discrete location of the operable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventor: John J. Daniels