Jonathan Crinion 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).
Abstract: The present invention is directed to office panelling systems and, in particular, an office panelling system wherein a flat electronic display screen is incorporated within or directly supported by an office panel, with the display screen visible to one side of the panel. The office panel with the display screen located therein greatly enhances the amount of work space available at an associated work station, which otherwise would have a CRT supported on the work surface. The depth of the work surface can be cut down if the work station is primarily used for a dedicated data entry station or computer work station. In other cases, the computer monitor screen is a flat thin profile screen mounted on an adjustable arm supported at a position adjacent the panel whereby the spacing of the screen from the panel is adjustable by varying the effective length of the arm.
Abstract: A task light is disclosed which has a base which is releasably securable to a support surface. A light reflector cavity is shaped to provide different zones of light intensity. A longitudinal light source is positioned within the cavity and a peripheral rim member of varying surface area about the lamp base serves to diffuse the light by reflecting a portion of the light and allowing a portion of the light to pass therethrough. The light reflecting cavity has a particular profile for providing a desired light distribution and is angled relative to the base, which is also of a particular shape having varying sized sidewalls to enhance the light distribution. In a preferred embodiment, the base, the peripheral rim and the light reflecting cavity all cooperate for ease of assembly and manufacture of the components.
Abstract: In a transaction terminal, a credit card reader is used not only to enter data from cards of customers, but a special card is used to place the terminal in supervisory modes in at least one of which it will accept data from further special cards which are used to input data used in the transaction mode, particularly alphanumeric data for printing on transaction slips. The terminal has a customer accessible auxiliary keyboard which may be used for data entry, at a location remote from the main unit, allowing for point of sale data entry, including private entry of a customer's Personal Identification Number, either to validate a transaction or during selection of a PIN for encryption by the terminal. Data captured by the auxiliary keyboard is only retained for so long as a customer's card resides in a slot in the auxiliary keyboard, and PIN numbers are encoded as part of a sequence in which data is downloaded to the main unit.
March 25, 1985
Date of Patent:
August 26, 1986
Patrick Berstein, Jonathan Crinion, Robert J. Middlemiss, Peter Oomen