Patents by Inventor Kristy Lynn Barney

Kristy Lynn Barney 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: 11897277
    Abstract: A method of operating a sublimating device includes providing heat to a cavity of the sublimating device by increasing (i) a temperature of a heater to a predetermined target temperature and (ii) a temperature of a base heater to a predetermined standby temperature. The method further includes determining a difference between the predetermined target temperature and a reduced temperature of the heater. The method also includes determining whether a workpiece is arranged in the cavity based on the difference between the predetermined target temperature and a reduced temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristy Lynn Barney, Desmond Kavanagh, Bayden Filleul, Jerome Tobin, Mathew Bates, Peter Bevan, Norman Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20230354946
    Abstract: A heat press includes a handle portion and a curved heat plate. That handle portion may be configured to be grasped by a user, and the curved heat (i.e., having a curved engagement surface) may be configured to engage a heat-activated design implement to transfer a design of the heat-activated design implement to a curved surface of a workpiece. Also disclosed herein, according to various embodiments, is a heat press stand having a curved floor and a hat form for supporting a workpiece (e.g., a hat) during a heat-activated design transfer using the heat press. Associated methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristy Lynn Barney, Mitchell Alan Cheever, Yung Tseng Chen, Thomas Crisp, John Douglas Dalton, Michelle Fishberg, Kelton Gubler, Desmond Kavanagh, Hayley Ketch, Tyler Lee, Ildefonso M. Resuello, JR., Norman Stevenson, Grayson Stopp
  • Patent number: 11707104
    Abstract: A heat press includes a handle portion and a curved heat plate. That handle portion may be configured to be grasped by a user, and the curved heat (i.e., having a curved engagement surface) may be configured to engage a heat-activated design implement to transfer a design of the heat-activated design implement to a curved surface of a workpiece. Also disclosed herein, according to various embodiments, is a heat press stand having a curved floor and a hat form for supporting a workpiece (e.g., a hat) during a heat-activated design transfer using the heat press. Associated methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristy Lynn Barney, Mitchell Alan Cheever, Yung Tseng Chen, Thomas Crisp, John Douglas Dalton, Michelle Fishberg, Kelton Gubler, Desmond Kavanagh, Hayley Ketch, Tyler Lee, Ildefonso M. Resuello, Jr., Norman Stevenson, Grayson Stopp
  • Publication number: 20220266618
    Abstract: A method of operating a sublimating device includes providing heat to a cavity of the sublimating device by increasing (i) a temperature of a heater to a predetermined target temperature and (ii) a temperature of a base heater to a predetermined standby temperature. The method further includes determining a difference between the predetermined target temperature and a reduced temperature of the heater. The method also includes determining whether a workpiece is arranged in the cavity based on the difference between the predetermined target temperature and a reduced temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristy Lynn Barney, Desmond Kavanagh, Bayden Filleul, Jerome Tobin, Mathew Bates, Peter Bevan, Norman Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20200298614
    Abstract: A crafting mat includes a container portion and a layered interior body portion. The container portion includes a top layer and a bottom layer connected to the top layer for defining a cavity. The layered interior body portion is disposed within the cavity. The layered interior body portion includes an upper layer, a lower layer and an intermediate layer disposed between the upper layer and the lower layer. A method for utilizing a crafting mat is also disclosed. A packaging assembly including packaging and a crafting mat is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Mitchell Alan Cheever, Kristy Lynn Barney, James A. Elzey
  • Patent number: 10632782
    Abstract: A crafting mat includes a container portion and a layered interior body portion. The container portion includes a top layer and a bottom layer connected to the top layer for defining a cavity. The layered interior body portion is disposed within the cavity. The layered interior body portion includes an upper layer, a lower layer and an intermediate layer disposed between the upper layer and the lower layer. A method for utilizing a crafting mat is also disclosed. A packaging assembly including packaging and a crafting mat is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Alan Cheever, Kristy Lynn Barney, James A. Elzey
  • Patent number: D1012439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristy Lynn Barney, Mitchell Alan Cheever, Yung Tseng Chen, Thomas Crisp, Desmond Kavanagh, Hayley Ketch, Norman Stevenson, Ildefonso M. Resuello, Jr.