Patents by Inventor Jon Duncan

Jon Duncan 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: 20190274208
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a network video camera device. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for embodiments of a network video camera with a blocking mechanism for privacy and control of the blocking mechanism. Embodiments of the present invention include a network video capture device. The network video capture device comprises a lens connected to a housing; a blocking mechanism, wherein the a blocking mechanism is configured to selectively block the lens from capturing video images, and wherein the blocking mechanism includes a physical body; an indication device, wherein the indication device is configured to provide visible feedback that the lens is blocked; and a circuit board having a data processor, a wireless transceiver, and a memory configured to store a customizable setting associated with the blocking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohad Zeira, Thorben Neu, Jon Plummer, Dale Honda, Steve Lane, Joseph August, Peter Taylor, Oliver Duncan Seil, Michael Wick, Paer Saangloef, Matt Glidden, Francis Michael Kelly
  • Patent number: 10306125
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a network video camera device. Specifically, various techniques and systems are provided for embodiments of a network video camera with a blocking mechanism for privacy and control of the blocking mechanism. Embodiments of the present invention include a network video capture device. The network video capture device comprises a lens connected to a housing; a blocking mechanism, wherein the a blocking mechanism is configured to selectively block the lens from capturing video images, and wherein the blocking mechanism includes a physical body; an indication device, wherein the indication device is configured to provide visible feedback that the lens is blocked; and a circuit board having a data processor, a wireless transceiver, and a memory configured to store a customizable setting associated with the blocking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohad Zeira, Thorben Neu, Jon Plummer, Dale Honda, Steve Lane, Joseph August, Peter Taylor, Oliver Duncan Seil, Michael Wick, Paer Saangloef, Matt Glidden
  • Publication number: 20180249558
    Abstract: In a set of light-emitting devices, each capable of being attached to a respective container and each comprising lights, associated circuitry and a housing therefor having a surface capable of attachment to the container, a first device (12) comprises a transmission circuit (22) and a tilt switch (20) for actuating the transmission circuit to generate a respective transmitted signal, and second devices (14) each comprise a receiver circuit (32) capable of receiving the transmitted signal and illuminating the lights (36) of the device. The lights (26) of first device (12) are also arranged to illuminate simultaneously with the generation of the transmitted signal, and the device further comprises an on-off push switch (28). The devices may be part of an illumination system (50) comprising a transmitter unit (60) which also generates signals to illuminate lights (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Patent number: 9900961
    Abstract: A modular lighting system (100) comprising a plurality of interconnected generally planar units (15, 115, 215), each unit having at least one illumination element (31), and an electrical circuit for connection to an adjacent unit and comprising a respective sensor (16, 17) associated with each illumination element, the sensor being arranged to be actuated by the presence of an article over or adjacent to the respective illumination element, and the system being controlled such that when the presence of one or more articles is sensed, the illumination is enabled of one of the illumination elements. Each unit has a further sensor (45) for detecting the approach of a person and illumination is effected only when both said presence sensor and said further sensor are actuated. The further sensor may be a proximity sensor, a vibration sensor or temperature sensing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: BENMORE VENTURES LIMITED
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Patent number: 9730296
    Abstract: A trigger circuit (10) comprises a switch member (SW1) connected in series with a high-ohmic resistive element (R1), the junction between the switch member and the resistor element being connected via a capacitor (C1) to the input of a circuit (20) to be triggered. The circuit (20) operates a light-emitting source (130, FIG. 3). The switch (SW1) can be a user-operated switch, a tilt switch (100, FIG. 2) or can be a comparator (124) responsive to an external factor e.g. incoming vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BENMORE VENTURES LIMITED
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Patent number: 9596733
    Abstract: An article incorporating a light or sound source (14) has two or more switches (18, 24, 26) which must be closed for the source (14) to be actuated, the switches being arranged to be successively closed at different stages of the packing, unpacking and using procedures. A first switch (26) can be a pull tab arrangement, closed on packing or unpacking the article. A second switch (18) can be a light-sensitive switch. A third switch (24) can be a user-operated switch or a tilt switch etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: BENMORE VENTURES LIMITED
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Patent number: 8952629
    Abstract: A circuit (10), for causing a light source (30) to flash in correspondence to the peak amplitudes of an incoming sound signal, e.g. music (12), comprises an audio transducer (14), a band-pass amplifier (16), a peak detector section (18), and a filter (20) connected to a monostable circuit (24) via a capacitor (22). The light source (30) comprises one or more surface mount LED devices, and can be used to illuminate the contents of a container, e.g. a drinks bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Benmore Ventures Limited
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Patent number: 8814379
    Abstract: A self-contained illumination device (10) for attachment to a container, e.g. to the base of a bottle, comprises a printed circuit board (12), with LEDs (14) attached to the central region of a liquid-impervious flexible pad (11). The central region is surrounded by an annular adhesive region which is arranged to attach the pad to the container in liquid-tight manner. The pad comprises a base layer (32) of plasticized paper or PVC, covered by an adhesive layer (34) and, before attachment to the container, a peripheral layer (36) of a release paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Benmore Ventures Ltd.
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Publication number: 20140125232
    Abstract: A modular lighting system (100) comprising a plurality of interconnected generally planar units (15, 115, 215), each unit having at least one illumination element (31), and an electrical circuit for connection to an adjacent unit and comprising a respective sensor (16, 17) associated with each illumination element, the sensor being arranged to be actuated by the presence of an article over or adjacent to the respective illumination element, and the system being controlled such that when the presence of one or more articles is sensed, the illumination is enabled of one of the illumination elements. Each unit has a further sensor (45) for detecting the approach of a person and illumination is effected only when both said presence sensor and said further sensor are actuated. The further sensor may be a proximity sensor, a vibration sensor or temperature sensing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Publication number: 20130342521
    Abstract: In a display device (10) resembling a bottle and having electroluminescent display segments (12) resembling a spectrum analyser in the place of a label, the display segments are arranged to produce different display effects in response to differing sound levels as detected by a microphone (30). A control circuit (20) for the display segments detects an average sound level and adjusts the power supplied to the microphone in response thereto. The power supply adjustment employs a pulse width modulation technique, the duty cycle of which is varied in response to an average sound signal, averaged over a predetermined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Publication number: 20120268018
    Abstract: A trigger circuit (10) comprises a switch member (SW1) connected in series with a high-ohmic resistive element (R1), the junction between the switch member and the resistor element being connected via a capacitor (C1) to the input of a circuit (20) to be triggered. The circuit (20) operates a light-emitting source (130, FIG. 3). The switch (SW1) can be a user-operated switch, a tilt switch (100, FIG. 2) or can be a comparator (124) responsive to an external factor e.g. incoming vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Publication number: 20120268017
    Abstract: An article incorporating a light or sound source (14) has two or more switches (18, 24, 26) which must be closed for the source (14) to be actuated, the switches being arranged to be successively closed at different stages of the packing, unpacking and using procedures. A first switch (26) can be a pull tab arrangement, closed on packing or unpacking the article. A second switch (18) can be a light-sensitive switch. A third switch (24) can be a user-operated switch or a tilt switch etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Publication number: 20120262092
    Abstract: A circuit (10), for causing a light source (30) to flash in correspondence to the peak amplitudes of an incoming sound signal, e.g. music (12), comprises an audio transducer (14), a band-pass amplifier (16), a peak detector section (18), and a filter (20) connected to a monostable circuit (24) via a capacitor (22). The light source (30) comprises one or more surface mount LED devices, and can be used to illuminate the contents of a container, e.g. a drinks bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Publication number: 20110188237
    Abstract: A self-contained illumination device (10) for attachment to a container, e.g. to the base of a bottle, comprises a printed circuit board (12), with LEDs (14) attached to the central region of a liquid-impervious flexible pad (11). The central region is surrounded by an annular adhesive region which is arranged to attach the pad to the container in liquid-tight manner. The pad comprises a base layer (32) of plasticised paper or PVC, covered by an adhesive layer (34) and, before attachment to the container, a peripheral layer (36) of a release paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Publication number: 20060139928
    Abstract: A container (10), for example a drinks bottle, comprises means of producing an output such as a light signal (13) when the container is opened. Opening the container (10) causes switching of a detector circuit (20) included in the container (10), which in turn causes production of the output signal. Removing a cap (11) of the container (10) may directly close or open a switch (21, 22) within a detector circuit (20). Alternatively the switch (21, 22) may be activated by a change in pressure within the container, or by temperature. The output signal may cause illumination of the contents of the container (10) by an LED (13), or of a label (125) on the container (10), which may be constructed by an electroluminescent device (127) comprising a thin sheet of electroluminescent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Patent number: 6601232
    Abstract: A system and method are employed for the creation of test procedures. Through use of a data network (12), remotely located users may access the system and either retrieve existing test procedures or create new ones. Further, the system provides the capability to combine new procedures with pre-existing templates. The system may provide a number of sections (44-60) in which a system user may enter information for creating a test procedure. Further functions are provided to edit test procedure (32), copy, rename or delete test procedures, as well as submit a test procedure (38) for approval. Following acceptance and approval (40) of the test procedure the facility to execute the procedure exists. The system user enters the required information into the fields provided in the automated procedure and executes the procedure documenting each step and entering notes or flag information during the interactive session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Earl E. Burba, Jon Duncan Hagar
  • Patent number: D637750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Benmore Ventures Ltd
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan