Patents by Inventor John Sanford

John Sanford 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: 11522964
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for contextually providing services via a portable computer at a selected location. According to some embodiments, the systems and methods include processes for determining location-specific information about the selected location, determining status information about a user of the portable computer interface, and displaying an available service to the user on a display screen of the portable computer, the available service being selected based on the location-specific information and the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Aaron Tang, John H. Chuang, Chris Bambacus, Eben Eliason, Chris Moody, Johan Bilien
  • Publication number: 20220353460
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a web optimized user device is provided. The web optimized device reduces complexity and facilitates interaction with web-based services and content. The web optimized device can be configured without a hard drive, facilitating integration of web-based services into a computing experience. The web optimized device presents a user interface that integrates video functionality into every aspect of the computer content accessed. In particular, a display manager manages the user interface presented and integrates video displays and features into the content displays in a content and/or context aware manner. These displays permit a user to intuitively interact with the video content and features while the user changes content, for example, web-based services, web-based applications, and other media content, without interruption of or interference from the video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Tang, John H. Chuang, Robert Sanford Havoc Pennington, Chris Bambacus, Eben Eliason, Chris Moody, Johan Bilien
  • Patent number: 11482790
    Abstract: A dielectric lens, includes: a three-dimensional, 3D, body of dielectric material having a spatially varying dielectric constant, Dk; the 3D body having at least three regions R(i) with local maxima of dielectric constant values Dk(i) relative to surrounding regions of respective ones of the at least three regions R(i), locations of the at least three regions R(i) being defined by local coordinates of: azimuth angle(i), zenith angle(i), and radial distance(i), relative to a particular common point of origin associated with the 3D body, where (i) is an index that ranges from 1 to at least 3; wherein the spatially varying Dk of the 3D body is configured to vary as a function of the zenith angle between a first region R(1) and a second region R(2) at a given azimuth angle and a given radial distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Trevor Polidore, Sergio Clavijo, Dirk Baars, John Sanford
  • Patent number: 11455975
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving operating characteristics of displays such as liquid crystal on silicon displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen John Hart, Edward Rock Kent, Howard V. Goetz, James L. Sanford, Nicholas W. Melena
  • Publication number: 20220285855
    Abstract: Omni-directional orthogonally-polarized antenna system for MIMO applications are disclosed herein. An example antenna system can have two arrays of horizontally polarized radiating elements, and two arrays of vertically polarized radiating elements, each array having roughly 180-degree radiation pattern, disposed about a central axis in a common horizontal plane, arrays of common polarization separated by 180-degrees, such that MIMO processing of signals to the arrays of common polarization results in a radiation pattern that is substantially constant over 360-degrees in azimuth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian Hinman, Justin Lee, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 11404796
    Abstract: Omni-directional orthogonally-polarized antenna system for MIMO applications are disclosed herein. An example antenna system can have two arrays of horizontally polarized radiating elements, and two arrays of vertically polarized radiating elements, each array having roughly 180-degree radiation pattern, disposed about a central axis in a common horizontal plane, arrays of common polarization separated by 180-degrees, such that MIMO processing of signals to the arrays of common polarization results in a radiation pattern that is substantially constant over 360-degrees in azimuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: AIRSPAN IP HOLDCO LLC
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian Hinman, Justin Lee, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Publication number: 20220231399
    Abstract: Antenna systems for controlled coverage in buildings are disclosed where a data communications network in a building includes one or more external antennas. At least one of the external antennas is disposed on a roof or exterior of the building disposed in or associated with a window, a sky sensor or a digital architectural element. The one or more external antennas are coupled to a network infrastructure of the building via one or more data carrying lines and/or wireless links and are configured for communication with an external wireless network. The network infrastructure includes one or more data carrying lines, one or more network switches, and at least one control panel. In some embodiments, at least one of the external antennas is configured for communication with an external wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Clark Brown, John Sanford, Erich R. Klawuhn, Dhairya Shrivastava, Robert T. Rozbicki, Daniel Loy Purdy, Todd Daniel Antes, Todd Gray
  • Publication number: 20220231396
    Abstract: Techniques for transceiving radio frequency (RF) signals through a window of a building are disclosed, the window having a first surface facing an interior of the building. An antenna arrangement is attached to a building structure adjacent the first surface and the antenna arrangement includes one or more radiating elements configured to transceive the RF signals through the window. In some embodiments, the building structure is mullion. In some embodiments a window surface includes an electrochromic and/or low emissivity coating that is excluded from a region proximate to the radiating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Robert T. Rozbicki, Stephen Clark Brown, Nitesh Trikha, Philip F. Kearney, lll, John Sanford, Harold Hughes, Todd Daniel Antes
  • Patent number: 11289821
    Abstract: Sector antenna arrays and methods of use that provide high main-lobe gain and high side-lobe rejection over a wide range of operating frequencies are provided herein. The example sector antennas provide these outstanding performance and reliability features due to (1) a cross-section profile for the ground plane, (2) a corporate feed for the linear array of patch antennas, and (3) an optimized sub-assembly of parasitic elements for high bandwidth operation with low return-loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: AIR SPAN IP HOLDCO LLC
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian L. Hinman, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Publication number: 20210328356
    Abstract: A dielectric lens, includes: a three-dimensional, 3D, body of dielectric material having a spatially varying dielectric constant, Dk; the 3D body having at least three regions R(i) with local maxima of dielectric constant values Dk(i) relative to surrounding regions of respective ones of the at least three regions R(i), locations of the at least three regions R(i) being defined by local coordinates of: azimuth angle(i), zenith angle(i), and radial distance(i), relative to a particular common point of origin associated with the 3D body, where (i) is an index that ranges from 1 to at least 3; wherein the spatially varying Dk of the 3D body is configured to vary as a function of the zenith angle between a first region R(1) and a second region R(2) at a given azimuth angle and a given radial distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Trevor Polidore, Sergio Clavijo, Dirk Baars, John Sanford
  • Publication number: 20210273346
    Abstract: Omni-directional orthogonally-polarized antenna system for MIMO applications are disclosed herein. An example antenna system can have two arrays of horizontally polarized radiating elements, and two arrays of vertically polarized radiating elements, each array having roughly 180-degree radiation pattern, disposed about a central axis in a common horizontal plane, arrays of common polarization separated by 180-degrees, such that MIMO processing of signals to the arrays of common polarization results in a radiation pattern that is substantially constant over 360-degrees in azimuth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian Hinman, Justin Lee, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 11069986
    Abstract: Omni-directional orthogonally-polarized antenna system for MIMO applications are disclosed herein. An example antenna system can have two arrays of horizontally polarized radiating elements, and two arrays of vertically polarized radiating elements, each array having roughly 180-degree radiation pattern, disposed about a central axis in a common horizontal plane, arrays of common polarization separated by 180-degrees, such that MIMO processing of signals to the arrays of common polarization results in a radiation pattern that is substantially constant over 360-degrees in azimuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AIRSPAN IP HOLDCO LLC
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian Hinman, Justin Lee, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Patent number: 10656798
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Publication number: 20200083614
    Abstract: Sector antenna arrays and methods of use that provide high main-lobe gain and high side-lobe rejection over a wide range of operating frequencies are provided herein. The example sector antennas provide these outstanding performance and reliability features due to (1) a cross-section profile for the ground plane, (2) a corporate feed for the linear array of patch antennas, and (3) an optimized sub-assembly of parasitic elements for high bandwidth operation with low return-loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian L. Hinman, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Publication number: 20200057535
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Patent number: 10452235
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Publication number: 20190273326
    Abstract: Omni-directional orthogonally-polarized antenna system for MIMO applications are disclosed herein. An example antenna system can have two arrays of horizontally polarized radiating elements, and two arrays of vertically polarized radiating elements, each array having roughly 180-degree radiation pattern, disposed about a central axis in a common horizontal plane, arrays of common polarization separated by 180-degrees, such that MIMO processing of signals to the arrays of common polarization results in a radiation pattern that is substantially constant over 360-degrees in azimuth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: John Sanford, Brian Hinman, Justin Lee, Carlos Ramos, Syed Aon Mujtaba
  • Publication number: 20170308250
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Patent number: 9733797
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski
  • Publication number: 20140225788
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a radio assembly. The radio assembly includes an antenna housing unit that houses a pair of reflectors which are situated on a front side of the antenna housing unit, a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least a transmitter and a receiver, and a backside cover. The PCB is situated within a cavity at a backside of the antenna housing unit and the backside cover covers the cavity, thereby enclosing the PCB within the antenna housing unit. One embodiment of the present invention provides a user interface for configuring a radio. The user interface includes a display and a number of selectable tabs presented on the display. A selection of a respective tab results in a number of user-editable fields being displayed, thereby facilitating a user in configuring and monitoring operations of the radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Schulz, John Sanford, Lance Lascari, Christopher Fay, Richard Keniuk, Jude Lee, Charles Macenski