Patents by Inventor John K Schneider

John K Schneider 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: 10083444
    Abstract: A system and method for authorizing transactions using biometrics is disclosed. The system may be a commerce authorization system comprising a portable computing device, a docking station, and a biometric reader. The method for authorizing a transaction may comprise the steps of: receiving biometric data from a biometric reader; comparing the received biometric data with a biometric template; and, transmitting payment information to the vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Leonard Pratt
  • Patent number: 9740339
    Abstract: A touch-screen monitor is described. The monitor includes an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion of an object that is placed in contact with the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9740911
    Abstract: A biometric scanner having an electric field device and a method of using that scanner are disclosed. The electric field device (a) has no electric field generator or an electric field generator that is prevented from providing an electric field to a biometric object, such as a finger, and (b) has an electric field sensor array comprised of a plurality of electric field sensors. Capacitance readings from the sensor array are used to generate values that are attributed to locations corresponding to the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9619689
    Abstract: A biometric scanner having an electric field device and a method of using that scanner are disclosed. The electric field device (a) has no electric field generator or an electric field generator that is prevented from providing an electric field to a biometric object, such as a finger, and (b) has an electric field sensor array comprised of a plurality of electric field sensors. Capacitance readings from the sensor array are used to generate values that are attributed to locations corresponding to the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9551783
    Abstract: A display device has a visual display capable of providing an image and an ultrasonic sensor array attached to a backside component of the visual display. The ultrasonic sensor array may be an ultrasonic area array sensor. For example, the backside component may be a backlight, an optical waveguide, or a display TFT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens, Stephen M. Gojevic, Timothy A. Dickinson, Samir K. Gupta, Kostadin D. Djordjev, David William Burns, Leonard E. Fennell, Suryaprakash Ganti
  • Publication number: 20160313867
    Abstract: A touch-screen monitor is described. The monitor includes an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion of an object that is placed in contact with the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9465051
    Abstract: An imaging system disposed on a TFT array employing a capacitance input sensing stage into a diode peak detecting circuit used as a single pixel on a semiconductor or TFT array that is capable of accessing the generated charge across the capacitor, peak detecting it, amplifying it and then distributing it to an external system via row and column addressing. The resulting imaging system is suitable for fingerprint imaging or as a computer touchpad input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Publication number: 20160283767
    Abstract: A biometric scanner having an electric field device and a method of using that scanner are disclosed. The electric field device (a) has no electric field generator or an electric field generator that is prevented from providing an electric field to a biometric object, such as a finger, and (b) has an electric field sensor array comprised of a plurality of electric field sensors. Capacitance readings from the sensor array are used to generate values that are attributed to locations corresponding to the sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9453822
    Abstract: The invention may be embodied as a fingerprint scanner having an ultrasonic wave detector, a platen, an ultrasonic wave generator located between the detector and the platen. The invention may be embodied as a method of scanning a finger. One such method includes providing a platen, a detector and a generator, the generator being placed between the platen and the detector. A finger may be provided on the platen, and an ultrasound wave pulse may be sent from the generator toward the finger. The wave pulse may be reflected from the finger, and received at the detector. The received wave pulse may be used to produce an image of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack Conway Kitchens, II, James T. Baker
  • Patent number: 9405953
    Abstract: A biometric scanner having an electric field device and a method of using that scanner are disclosed. The electric field device (a) has no electric field generator or an electric field generator that is prevented from providing an electric field to a biometric object, such as a finger, and (b) has an electric field sensor array comprised of a plurality of electric field sensors. Capacitance readings from the sensor array are used to generate values that are attributed to locations corresponding to the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9389734
    Abstract: A touch-screen monitor is described. The monitor includes an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion of an object that is placed in contact with the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9342194
    Abstract: A biometric scanner having a sensor and an array of conductive strands is disclosed. The sensor has at least one sensor electrode, and that sensor electrode may be a capacitance sensor, an electric field sensor, or an electroluminescent sensor. The array may have an electrical insulating material between adjacent ones of the conductive strands. The array serves to protect the sensor, and conduct through the array information about the electrical characteristics of a biometric object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9262003
    Abstract: A touch sensing system may include a pressure and force sensing device capable of sensing dynamic pressure or dynamic force applied to a piezoelectric sensing array. In such implementations, an applied force may be detected (and optionally recorded) during a period of time that the force is applied and changing. The force-sensing device may have a sufficiently high resolution to function as a fingerprint sensor. The touch sensing system may include one or more additional components capable of fingerprint sensing, such as an ultrasonic transmitter that allows the device to become an ultrasonic transducer capable of imaging a finger (or another object) in detail. The force-sensing device also may be capable of functioning as an ultrasonic receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Jack C. Kitchens, John K. Schneider, Stephen M. Gojevic
  • Patent number: 9170668
    Abstract: A touch screen monitor having a display monitor and an ultrasonic device. The ultrasonic device may include a sensor array using piezoelectric sensors to detect the surface topology of a biological or other object that is in contact with a surface of the display monitor. The display monitor may be a LCD or LED monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Publication number: 20150227264
    Abstract: A touch-screen monitor is described. The monitor includes an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion of an object that is placed in contact with the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 9063593
    Abstract: A computer control system and a method of controlling a computer are disclosed. One such system includes an area-array sensor and a processor. The processor may have a navigation mode, and when set to this mode, the processor is configured to execute certain tasks. Those tasks may include acquiring a first information set and acquiring a second information set from the sensor. The first information set may represent reflected energy received by the sensor at the first time and the second information set may represent reflected energy received by the sensor at the second time. The first information set indicates a first contact area corresponding to that portion of an indicator object (such as a finger or stylus) which contacts the platen at the first time, and the second information set indicates a second contact area corresponding to that portion of the indicator object which contacts the platen at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Publication number: 20150123931
    Abstract: A touch sensing system may include a pressure and force sensing device capable of sensing dynamic pressure or dynamic force applied to a piezoelectric sensing array. In such implementations, an applied force may be detected (and optionally recorded) during a period of time that the force is applied and changing. The force-sensing device may have a sufficiently high resolution to function as a fingerprint sensor. The touch sensing system may include one or more additional components capable of fingerprint sensing, such as an ultrasonic transmitter that allows the device to become an ultrasonic transducer capable of imaging a finger (or another object) in detail. The force-sensing device also may be capable of functioning as an ultrasonic receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jack C. Kitchens, John K. Schneider, Stephen M. Gojevic
  • Patent number: 9013451
    Abstract: A touch-screen monitor is described. The monitor includes an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion of an object that is placed in contact with the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Patent number: 8942437
    Abstract: A method and device for using a small area-array sensor to produce a larger image of a biological object is disclosed. In a method according to the invention, the presence of a biological object is detected, and images of the biological object are collected using the area-array sensor. Pixels from at least some of the collected area-images are discarded to produce a set having modified area-images, and the area-images of the set are combined to form an extended image using an image merging algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens
  • Publication number: 20140355376
    Abstract: A display device has a visual display capable of providing an image and an ultrasonic sensor array attached to a backside component of the visual display. The ultrasonic sensor array may be an ultrasonic area array sensor. For example, the backside component may be a backlight, an optical waveguide, or a display TFT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: John K. Schneider, Jack C. Kitchens, Stephen M. Gojevic, Timothy A. Dickinson, Samir K. Gupta, Kostadin D. Djordjev, David William Burns, Leonard E. Fennell, Suryaprakash Ganti