Patents by Inventor Larry K. Canipe

Larry K. Canipe 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: 20220163040
    Abstract: A mobile climate control assembly that includes a portable housing with a first fan blower-wheel assembly and a second fan blower assembly each respectively having a wheel blade member, partially surrounded by an air deflector wall, disposed within a housing cavity and operably configured to rotate 360° around an axis of rotation parallel and non-co-planar with respect to one another. The assembly also includes a fan motor operably coupled to the wheel blade members and an electronic controller electronically and communicatively coupled to the fan motor and operably configured to independently and selectively control rotation of the wheel member of each of the first and second fan blower-wheel assemblies to generate an ambient air velocity gradient along at least an approximate 90° angular traverse path from the front face and without rotation of the portable housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Cleva Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry K. Canipe, Raymund F. Vivar
  • Patent number: 8451126
    Abstract: A combination EAS/RFID antenna for use in an EAS/RFID surveillance system. The antenna includes an EAS antenna element and an RFID antenna element. The EAS antenna element includes an EAS loop antenna defining an interior area. The RFID antenna element is positioned within the interior area defined by the EAS loop antenna and includes a ground plane and RFID patch antenna. The ground plane and/or the RFID patch antenna have a segmented conductor pattern etched thereon. The segmented conductor pattern minimizes eddy currents in the ground plane produced by current flow through EAS loop antenna. The RFID antenna element is situated proximate the EAS loop antenna in such a fashion that the overall size of the antenna is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Steven V. Leone, Larry K. Canipe
  • Publication number: 20120182193
    Abstract: A combination EAS/RFID antenna for use in an EAS/RFID surveillance system. The antenna includes an EAS antenna element and an RFID antenna element. The EAS antenna element includes an EAS loop antenna defining an interior area. The RFID antenna element is positioned within the interior area defined by the EAS loop antenna and includes a ground plane and RFID patch antenna. The ground plane and/or the RFID patch antenna have a segmented conductor pattern etched thereon. The segmented conductor pattern minimizes eddy currents in the ground plane produced by current flow through EAS loop antenna. The RFID antenna element is situated proximate the EAS loop antenna in such a fashion that the overall size of the antenna is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven V. Leone, Larry K. Canipe
  • Patent number: 8144018
    Abstract: A combination EAS/RFID antenna for use in an EAS/RFID surveillance system. The antenna includes an EAS antenna element and an RFID antenna element. The EAS antenna element includes an EAS loop antenna defining an interior portion. The RFID antenna element includes an RFID patch antenna having a hatched conductor pattern. The RFID antenna element is situated proximate the EAS loop antenna in such a fashion that the overall size of the antenna is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Steven V. Leone, Larry K. Canipe
  • Publication number: 20120068825
    Abstract: A combination EAS/RFID antenna for use in an EAS/RFID surveillance system. The antenna includes an EAS antenna element and an RFID antenna element. The EAS antenna element includes an EAS loop antenna defining an interior portion. The RFID antenna element includes an RFID patch antenna having a hatched conductor pattern. The RFID antenna element is situated proximate the EAS loop antenna in such a fashion that the overall size of the antenna is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven V. LEONE, Larry K. CANIPE
  • Patent number: 7743997
    Abstract: A handheld barcode/RFID reader includes a printed circuit board having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side includes at least a portion of barcode/RFID electronic circuitry affixed thereto. The second side contains a ground plane for the electronic circuitry. The handheld barcode/RFID reader further includes a patch antenna, electrically coupled to the circuitry, and mounted on the second side of the printed circuit board such that the ground plane of the printed circuit board also provides a ground for the patch antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard L. Copeland, Steven V. Leone, Larry K. Canipe
  • Patent number: 7733238
    Abstract: The present invention provide a motion detection circuit for a handheld item detection system, where the motion detection circuit includes an accelerometer outputting at least one signal corresponding to a measured acceleration. A differentiator differentiates the measured acceleration. A motion detection device evaluates a discriminated version of the acceleration and a discriminated version of the acceleration to determine whether the handheld item detection system is in motion. The present invention extends battery life and allows a handheld system to quickly enter an active operational mode without any user intervention other than handling (moving) the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Steven V. Leone, Larry K. Canipe
  • Publication number: 20090289116
    Abstract: A handheld barcode/RFID reader includes a printed circuit board having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side includes at least a portion of barcode/RFID electronic circuitry affixed thereto. The second side contains a ground plane for the electronic circuitry. The handheld barcode/RFID reader further includes a patch antenna, electrically coupled to the circuitry, and mounted on the second side of the printed circuit board such that the ground plane of the printed circuit board also provides a ground for the patch antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. COPELAND, Steven V. LEONE, Larry K. CANIPE
  • Publication number: 20080266101
    Abstract: An adaptive security device includes a tag module and a processor module. The processor module contains a tag disable electronic circuit and a controller. The controller provides tag control commands to the tag disable electronic circuit. The tag disable electronic circuit selectively enables or disables the tag module based on the tag control command. In one embodiment, the tag module is an electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) tag module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Larry K. CANIPE, Steven V. LEONE, Reuel A. ELY
  • Publication number: 20080266128
    Abstract: The present invention provide a motion detection circuit for a handheld item detection system, where the motion detection circuit includes an accelerometer outputting at least one signal corresponding to a measured acceleration. A differentiator differentiates the measured acceleration. A motion detection device evaluates a discriminated version of the acceleration and a discriminated version of the acceleration to determine whether the handheld item detection system is in motion. The present invention extends battery life and allows a handheld system to quickly enter an active operational mode without any user intervention other than handling (moving) the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven V. LEONE, Larry K. CANIPE
  • Publication number: 20080082398
    Abstract: A simple and attractive electronic survey device for collecting survey data includes an electronic housing including an electronic display, whereon survey questions are displayed. A user input interface is mounted on the electronic housing, and coupled to operate in response to displayed survey questions. A central processing unit (CPU) is coupled to operate the electronic display. An electronic memory, coupled to the CPU, is used for storing at least one question(s) and customer response entered through the user input interface. A communications port is coupled to receive and transmit data from the electronic memory. An Internet: web portal is linked to the communications port for receiving and transmitting survey data including survey programs and questions for loading into the CPU and memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Cleva Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry K. Canipe, Steven V. Leone, Thomas Urban
  • Patent number: 5940043
    Abstract: An antenna system for use in detecting an information tag in an interrogation zone comprising a first coil for generating a first field in an interrogation zone, a second coil that is larger than said first coil and positioned proximate the first coil for generating a second field that opposes the first field, and a nonferrous conductive plate positioned proximate the first and second coils and being shaped so that its periphery is approximately at least as large as the periphery of the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Larry K. Canipe, Gary Mark Shafer
  • Patent number: 5786763
    Abstract: A multiplexing arrangement for an electronic article surveillance and identification system interconnects a transmitter and a plurality of antennas. The transmitter has first and second terminals and each of the antennas includes an antenna coil. The multiplexing arrangement includes a step down transformer that has a primary winding connected across the first and second terminals of the transmitter, and also has a second winding. A first winding is positioned for inductively coupling with the antenna coil of a first antenna and a second winding is positioned for inductively coupling with the antenna coil of a second antenna. The multiplexing arrangement also includes a first switch and wiring that forms a series loop connection including the first winding, the second winding, the first switch and the secondary winding of the transformer. The first switch is arranged to selectively open-circuit the series loop connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Larry K. Canipe
  • Patent number: 4968972
    Abstract: A method of deactivating a frequency-dividing-transponder that includes an active strip of magnetic material that, when magnetically biased to be within a predetermined magnetic field intensity range, responds to excitation by electromagnetic radiation of a first predetermined frequency by radiating electromagnetic radiation of a second predetermined frequency that is a frequency-divided quotient of the first predetermined frequency; and a magnetized bias strip of magnetic material having first and second ends and disposed in relation to the active strip of magnetic material for magnetically biasing the active strip of magnetic material to be within the predetermined magnetic field intensity range only when the bias strip of magnetic material is magnetized includes the step of converting the bias strip of magnetic material into a tripole bar magnet, having a pole of one magnetic polarity in a predetermined region of the strip located between the ends of the strip, and having a pole of a different magnetic pol
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Security Tag Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry K. Canipe
  • Patent number: D616018
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Cleva Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry K. Canipe, Steven V. Leone, Thomas Urban