Patents by Inventor John Spencer Bandringa

John Spencer Bandringa 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: 20190278962
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring dimension and weight is provided. In one implementation, the apparatus comprises a dimensioner, a force sensing device, and a portable control module. The dimensioner, which is mounted on headgear or body wear to be worn on the head or body of a user, is configured to determine dimensions of an object. The force sensing device, which is incorporated into footwear to be worn on at least one foot of the user, is configured to measure a force acting on a bottom portion of the footwear. The portable control unit includes a dimension input module configured to receive signals from the dimensioner indicative of the dimensions of the object and further includes a weight input module configured to receive signals from the force sensing device indicative of the weight of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: H. Sprague ACKLEY, John Spencer BANDRINGA, Bruce McKay MORTON, Arthur MILLICAN, Rene MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 10339352
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring dimension and weight is provided. In one implementation, the apparatus comprises a dimensioner, a force sensing device, and a portable control module. The dimensioner, which is mounted on headgear or body wear to be worn on the head or body of a user, is configured to determine dimensions of an object. The force sensing device, which is incorporated into footwear to be worn on at least one foot of the user, is configured to measure a force acting on a bottom portion of the footwear. The portable control unit includes a dimension input module configured to receive signals from the dimensioner indicative of the dimensions of the object and further includes a weight input module configured to receive signals from the force sensing device indicative of the weight of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, John Spencer Bandringa, Bruce McKay Morton, Arthur Millican, Rene Martinez
  • Patent number: 10191514
    Abstract: A modular interface and attachment system for integration with, or use with, a tablet computer is disclosed. The system allows for the modular attachment of ergonomic features, specialty I/O devices, and specialty data entry hardware. Interface channels may be built into the rear surface of the tablet housing, while the accompanying accessories are provided with mating splines. The interface channels can also include electrical contacts to provide power to accessories that are mounted, or to facilitate the mounting of an auxiliary battery. Accessories that require a physical data or I/O interface with the tablet can be mounted at either end of the tablet at positions where data connectors are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Jeffrey Bidwell, Andrew Lyle Walston, Michael James Wells, John Spencer Bandringa, Matthew Willkens
  • Publication number: 20180199684
    Abstract: Interchangeable luggage perimeters are disclosed. Example interchangeable luggage perimeters may comprise an interchangeable base element adapted to securely and releasably couple with exchangeable components such as exchangeable foot pads, exchangeable wheels, or exchangeable handles. The interchangeable base element may be interchangeable by having a configuration supporting repositioning of the interchangeable base element at multiple different edges of a luggage piece, e.g., any of at least two or four edges of a luggage piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: RONALD LAWRENCE BLOOM, JOHN SPENCER BANDRINGA
  • Publication number: 20180182580
    Abstract: A tactile switch on a mobile electronic device having a housing is provided. The tactile switch is comprised of a pressure sensitive interface on an exterior portion of the housing, a switch mechanism, and at least one pathway coupled to the pressure sensitive interface and extending from the pressure sensitive interface to the switch mechanism. The switch mechanism is at a remote location from the pressure sensitive interface. The pathway is formed in an interior portion of the housing. The tactile switch further includes a viscous fluid substantially filling the pathway. The tactile switch is configured such that when pressure is applied to the pressure sensitive interface, the viscous fluid exerts pressure on the switch mechanism, causing the switch to make an electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: John Spencer Bandringa
  • Patent number: 9918532
    Abstract: Interchangeable luggage perimeters are disclosed. Example interchangeable luggage perimeters may comprise an interchangeable base element adapted to securely and releasably couple with exchangeable components such as exchangeable foot pads, exchangeable wheels, or exchangeable handles. The interchangeable base element may be interchangeable by having a configuration supporting repositioning of the interchangeable base element at multiple different edges of a luggage piece, e.g., any of at least two or four edges of a luggage piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CONTRAIL, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Lawrence Bloom, John Spencer Bandringa
  • Patent number: 9892876
    Abstract: A tactile switch on a mobile electronic device having a housing is provided. The tactile switch is comprised of a pressure sensitive interface on an exterior portion of the housing, a switch mechanism, and at least one pathway coupled to the pressure sensitive interface and extending from the pressure sensitive interface to the switch mechanism. The switch mechanism is at a remote location from the pressure sensitive interface. The pathway is formed in an interior portion of the housing. The tactile switch further includes a viscous fluid substantially filling the pathway. The tactile switch is configured such that when pressure is applied to the pressure sensitive interface, the viscous fluid exerts pressure on the switch mechanism, causing the switch to make an electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John Spencer Bandringa
  • Publication number: 20170351891
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring dimension and weight is provided. In one implementation, the apparatus comprises a dimensioner, a force sensing device, and a portable control module. The dimensioner, which is mounted on headgear or body wear to be worn on the head or body of a user, is configured to determine dimensions of an object. The force sensing device, which is incorporated into footwear to be worn on at least one foot of the user, is configured to measure a force acting on a bottom portion of the footwear. The portable control unit includes a dimension input module configured to receive signals from the dimensioner indicative of the dimensions of the object and further includes a weight input module configured to receive signals from the force sensing device indicative of the weight of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, John Spencer Bandringa, Bruce McKay Morton, Arthur Millican, Rene Martinez
  • Publication number: 20160372282
    Abstract: A tactile switch on a mobile electronic device having a housing is provided. The tactile switch is comprised of a pressure sensitive interface on an exterior portion of the housing, a switch mechanism, and at least one pathway coupled to the pressure sensitive interface and extending from the pressure sensitive interface to the switch mechanism. The switch mechanism is at a remote location from the pressure sensitive interface. The pathway is formed in an interior portion of the housing. The tactile switch further includes a viscous fluid substantially filling the pathway. The tactile switch is configured such that when pressure is applied to the pressure sensitive interface, the viscous fluid exerts pressure on the switch mechanism, causing the switch to make an electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventor: John Spencer Bandringa
  • Publication number: 20160179143
    Abstract: A modular interface and attachment system for integration with, or use with, a tablet computer is disclosed. The system allows for the modular attachment of ergonomic features, specialty I/O devices, and specialty data entry hardware. Interface channels may be built into the rear surface of the tablet housing, while the accompanying accessories are provided with mating splines. The interface channels can also include electrical contacts to provide power to accessories that are mounted, or to facilitate the mounting of an auxiliary battery. Accessories that require a physical data or I/O interface with the tablet can be mounted at either end of the tablet at positions where data connectors are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Dean Jeffrey Bidwell, Andrew Lyle Walston, Michael James Wells, John Spencer Bandringa, Matthew Willkens
  • Publication number: 20160100658
    Abstract: Interchangeable luggage perimeters are disclosed. Example interchangeable luggage perimeters may comprise an interchangeable base element adapted to securely and releasably couple with exchangeable components such as exchangeable foot pads, exchangeable wheels, or exchangeable handles. The interchangeable base element may be interchangeable by having a configuration supporting repositioning of the interchangeable base element at multiple different edges of a luggage piece, e.g., any of at least two or four edges of a luggage piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: RONALD LAWRENCE BLOOM, JOHN SPENCER BANDRINGA
  • Patent number: D610587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Movaic, Inc.
    Inventor: John Spencer Bandringa
  • Patent number: D785617
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Jeffrey Bidwell, John Spencer Bandringa, Andrew Walston, Michael Wells, Matthew Willkens
  • Patent number: D864198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Jeffrey Bidwell, John Spencer Bandringa, Andrew Walston, Michael Wells, Matthew Willkens