Patents by Inventor Jonathan Payne

Jonathan Payne 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: 20180113568
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing touchscreen displays that utilize a transmitter system to dynamically scan at least one light beam across a surface of interest such that substantially every point in a region above the surface of interest is dynamically scanned by a light beam from two directions, a receiver system to receive and detect the at least one dynamically scanned light beams, and a processor configured to determine locations of contact are provided. The systems and methods may utilize a transmitter system that includes dynamic transmitters, which may be in the form MEMS micromirrors used in conjunction with infrared semiconductor lasers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Patent number: 9830022
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing touchscreen displays that utilize a transmitter system to dynamically scan at least one light beam across a surface of interest such that substantially every point in a region above the surface of interest is dynamically scanned by a light beam from two directions, a receiver system to receive and detect the at least one dynamically scanned light beams, and a processor configured to determine locations of contact are provided. The systems and methods may utilize a transmitter system that includes dynamic transmitters, which may be in the form MEMS micromirrors used in conjunction with infrared semiconductor lasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20140192025
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing touchscreen displays that utilize a transmitter system to dynamically scan at least one light beam across a surface of interest such that substantially every point in a region above the surface of interest is dynamically scanned by a light beam from two directions, a receiver system to receive and detect the at least one dynamically scanned light beams, and a processor configured to determine locations of contact are provided. The systems and methods may utilize a transmitter system that includes dynamic transmitters, which may be in the form MEMS micromirrors used in conjunction with infrared semiconductor lasers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Patent number: 8669966
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing touchscreen displays that utilize a transmitter system to dynamically scan at least one light beam across a surface of interest such that substantially every point in a region above the surface of interest is dynamically scanned by a light beam from two directions, a receiver system to receive and detect the at least one dynamically scanned light beams, and a processor configured to determine locations of contact are provided. The systems and methods may utilize a transmitter system that includes dynamic transmitters, which may be in the form MEMS micromirrors used in conjunction with infrared semiconductor lasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20120218228
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing touchscreen displays that utilize a transmitter system to dynamically scan at least one light beam across a surface of interest such that substantially every point in a region above the surface of interest is dynamically scanned by a light beam from two directions, a receiver system to receive and detect the at least one dynamically scanned light beams, and a processor configured to determine locations of contact are provided. The systems and methods may utilize a transmitter system that includes dynamic transmitters, which may be in the form MEMS micromirrors used in conjunction with infrared semiconductor lasers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20120098794
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmitting, collimating and redirecting light from a point-like source to produce a collimated optical signal in a substantially planar form are provided. In one embodiment the apparatus is manufactured as a unitary transmissive body comprising a collimation element and a redirection element, and optionally a transmissive element. In another embodiment the apparatus is assembled from one or more components. The apparatus and method are useful for providing sensing light for an optical touch input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: RPO Pty Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Kleinert, Duncan Ian Ross, Jonathan Payne, Warwick Todd Holloway, Graham Roy Atkins, Robert Bruce Charters, Kenli Chong, Dax Kukulj, Brigg Maund, Ian Andrew Maxwell
  • Publication number: 20090056098
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods for assembling optical systems. One disclosed method includes: providing a substrate; providing a plurality of optical elements; arranging and selectively retaining the optical elements in a predetermined configuration; and applying the plurality of optical elements in the predetermined configuration to the substrate, such that the optical elements are optically aligned to provide an optical path through the optical system. Improved optical systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20080159694
    Abstract: An optical system (21) is disclosed, that includes a plurality of waveguides (10, 14) on a substrate (22) and a unitary collimating lens element (23) adjacent and optically coupled to the waveguides (10, 14) and on the same substrate (22). Methods for producing optical systems (21) and a plurality of optical signals are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: RPO Pty Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20080031584
    Abstract: Singulating polymer waveguides made on a substrate using photolithography. A first polymer cladding layer is formed and patterned on a first surface of a substrate to form a plurality of bottom cladding elements. Each of the bottom cladding elements are structurally independent from the other bottom cladding elements on the substrate. A second polymer layer is then formed and patterned on each of the bottom cladding elements to form a plurality of waveguide cores on each of the plurality of bottom cladding elements respectively. A third polymer top cladding layer is next formed over the plurality of waveguide cores on each of the bottom cladding elements respectively. In various embodiments, the individual waveguides can be separated from the substrate by using a selective tape or by cutting or sawing the substrate between the bottom cladding elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20070189668
    Abstract: Optical transmission structures include a waveguide and an optical lens wherein the optical lens has a sufficiently large thickness to allow the formation of a curved front lens surface that collimates transmitted light rays so that they travel within a plane that is coplanar to a working surface. The present invention also relates to a technique for manufacturing the optical transmission structure, which involves the use of a photopolymer material. The optical transmission structure can be implemented in various systems such as a system for optical data input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Patent number: 7007985
    Abstract: An automatic mechanism and method for moving a deadbolt between a retracted deadbolt position and an extended deadbolt position. A trigger is operatively coupled to the deadbolt and to the auxiliary latch. The trigger is configured to cause a first movement of the deadbolt from the retracted deadbolt position to the extended deadbolt position when the trigger moves from a first trigger position to a second trigger position, and to require movement of the auxiliary latch a predetermined distance from a retracted auxiliary-latch position toward an extended auxiliary-latch position before the trigger is able to cause a second movement of the deadbolt. The method includes as a step preventing the deadbolt from being released from the retracted deadbolt position until the auxiliary latch has moved a predetermined distance from the retracted auxiliary-latch position toward the extended auxiliary-latch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Onity, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnon Alexander, Jonathan Payne, Ramon Torres Valladolid, Vincente Rodriguez Barrera
  • Publication number: 20050271983
    Abstract: Optical transmission structures include a waveguide and an optical lens wherein the optical lens has a sufficiently large thickness to allow the formation of a curved front lens surface that collimates transmitted light rays so that they travel within a plane that is coplanar to a working surface. The present invention also relates to a technique for manufacturing the optical transmission structure, which involves the use of a photopolymer material. The optical transmission structure can be implemented in various systems such as a system for optical data input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20050201681
    Abstract: A waveguide system wherein a top cladding layer leaves portions of an underlying core channel exposed to ambient air. The ends of core channels are exposed so that light can exit out of or enter into each of the core channels. Openings are formed in the top cladding layer to expose a curved section of a core channel to the ambient air. The low index of refraction of the ambient air allows the curved section to have a reduced turn radius and thereby allows the waveguide system to have a smaller footprint. A via in the top cladding layer provides access to an underlying core channel so that optical communication with the underlying core can be established. An optical computer input device formed of waveguide systems having top cladding layers that leave portions of an underlying core channel exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Payne
  • Publication number: 20050046198
    Abstract: An automatic mechanism and method for moving a deadbolt between a retracted deadbolt position and an extended deadbolt position. A trigger is operatively coupled to the deadbolt and to the auxiliary latch. The trigger is configured to cause a first movement of the deadbolt from the retracted deadbolt position to the extended deadbolt position when the trigger moves from a first trigger position to a second trigger position, and to require movement of the auxiliary latch a predetermined distance from a retracted auxiliary-latch position toward an extended auxiliary-latch position before the trigger is able to cause a second movement of the deadbolt. The method includes as a step preventing the deadbolt from being released from the retracted deadbolt position until the auxiliary latch has moved a predetermined distance from the retracted auxiliary-latch position toward the extended auxiliary-latch position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Arnon Alexander, Jonathan Payne, Ramon Valladolid, Vincente Barrera
  • Patent number: 6272536
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing software applications and data to many thousands of clients over a network. The applications are called “channels”, the server is called the “transmitter”, and the client is called the “tuner”. The use of channels is based on subscription. The end-user needs to subscribe to channel before it can be executed. When the end-user subscribes to a channel the associated code and data is downloaded to the local hard-disk, and once downloaded the channel can be executed many times without requiring further network access. Channels can be updated automatically at regular intervals by the tuner, and as a result the end-user is no longer required to manually install software updates, instead these software and data updates are automatically downloaded and installed in the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Marimba, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur A van Hoff, Jonathan Payne, Sami Shaio
  • Patent number: 5995106
    Abstract: An intuitive graphical user interface is based upon a geographic map structure, and includes a system for controlling remote external electronic devices. In the defined graphical user interface, each space of the geographic map structure is rendered on a touch screen display as a graphic image of a geographic space. Within each space are colored cartoon-like icons called "objects" which can be selected and manipulated by the user. Certain objects, referred to as portals, transport the user from one space to another space when Selected. Other objects, referred to as buttons, perform associated actions or functions when Selected. The graphical user interface is displayed on a hand-held display device used to control remote devices. Each remote electronic device transmits a user interface program object that defines a graphical user interface to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Naughton, Charles H. Clanton, III, James A. Gosling, Chris Warth, Joseph M. Palrang, Edward H. Frank, David A. LaVallee, R. Michael Sheridan, Jonathan Payne
  • Patent number: 5919247
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing software applications and data to many thousands of clients over a network. The applications are called "channels", the server is called the "transmitter", and the client is called the "tuner". The use of channels is based on subscription. The end-user needs to subscribe to channel before it can be executed. When the end-user subscribes to a channel the associated code and data is downloaded to the local hard-disk, and once downloaded the channel can be executed many times without requiring further network access. Channels can be updated automatically at regular intervals by the tuner, and as a result the end-user is no longer required to manually install software updates, instead these software and data updates are automatically downloaded and installed in the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Assignee: Marimba, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Van Hoff, Jonathan Payne, Sami Shaio
  • Patent number: 5797004
    Abstract: An object synchronization module and corresponding method used in a computer system that includes a plurality of threads of execution and a set of objects that each can only be synchronized with one of the threads at a time. The object synchronization module comprises a cache of synchronization constructs, a free list of un-allocated synchronization constructs, and a cache manager. For each respective thread that seeks synchronization with a respective object, the cache manager allocates a respective synchronization construct in the free list for synchronizing the respective thread with the respective object when none of the synchronization constructs is currently allocated for synchronizing the respective object with any of the threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy G. Lindholm, Jonathan Payne