Patents by Inventor Lloyd Goodman

Lloyd Goodman 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: 10547938
    Abstract: A method of transferring audio signals from an analog audio source to an audio sink, where the audio sink has a multiple-pin connector. A cable is coupled to the audio source and to the multiple-pin connector of the audio sink, where the cable is constructed and arranged to carry audio signals. The audio sink detects a return signal provided to the audio sink over the cable, where the audio sink is configured to interpret the receipt of a return signal as indicating that an audio source is operably connected to the audio sink by the cable. Responsive to this detecting, the audio sink receives audio signals from the audio source over the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo F. Carreras, Christopher A. Barnes, Kemal Kulovic, John Lloyd Goodman
  • Publication number: 20190069082
    Abstract: A method of transferring audio signals from an analog audio source to an audio sink, where the audio sink has a multiple-pin connector. A cable is coupled to the audio source and to the multiple-pin connector of the audio sink, where the cable is constructed and arranged to carry audio signals. The audio sink detects a return signal provided to the audio sink over the cable, where the audio sink is configured to interpret the receipt of a return signal as indicating that an audio source is operably connected to the audio sink by the cable. Responsive to this detecting, the audio sink receives audio signals from the audio source over the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ricardo F. Carreras, Christopher A. Barnes, Kemal Kulovic, John Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: 10204569
    Abstract: Examples relate to a method and implementations of general illumination light emitters, an image display device and an image diffuser in a luminaire. The image display device is configured to output an image having a reduced, or first, pixel image fill factor and, as a result, might appear pixelated. To mitigate the pixelation, the image diffuser has a predetermined image diffusion angle and is a predetermined distance from the image display device. The image diffuser outputs an image having a second image pixel fill factor that is greater than the first image pixel fill factor. The appearance of the outputted image appears to be formed from fuzzy pixels. Characteristics related to the image, device, diffuser, and their arrangement may be optimized to provide the fuzzy pixels. A luminaire may output an image formed of the fuzzy pixels and general illumination lighting to an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Lloyd Goodman, David P. Ramer, Ravi Kumar Komanduri, Jack C. Rains, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10206268
    Abstract: The examples relate to various representations of data utilized for control of a software configurable lighting device. The software configurable lighting device includes an image display device and a general illumination device. Each data representation includes a pre-defined data structure such that lighting control information and image data may be interlaced within the respective representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Lloyd Goodman, Hampton Boone Maher
  • Patent number: 10176765
    Abstract: The examples relate to various implementations of a software configurable lighting device, having an enhance display device that is able to generate light sufficient to provide general illumination of a space in which the lighting device is installed and provide an image display. The general illumination is provided by additional light sources and/or improved display components of the enhanced display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Komanduri, Rashmi Kumar Raj, An Mao, Guan-Bo Lin, Hampton Boone Maher, Jonathan Lloyd Goodman, David P. Ramer
  • Patent number: 10121451
    Abstract: The examples relate to a method and apparatus to measuring ambient light information that is used in the manipulation or augmentation of an image presented on a display. The apparatus measures ambient light characteristic information from at least one direction in an environment in which the apparatus is located. The measured ambient light characteristic enable substantially real time generation and application of an image effect to an image presented on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Lloyd Goodman
  • Publication number: 20180286323
    Abstract: Examples relate to a method and implementations of general illumination light emitters, an image display device and an image diffuser in a luminaire. The image display device is configured to output an image having a reduced, or first, pixel image fill factor and, as a result, might appear pixelated. To mitigate the pixelation, the image diffuser has a predetermined image diffusion angle and is a predetermined distance from the image display device. The image diffuser outputs an image having a second image pixel fill factor that is greater than the first image pixel fill factor. The appearance of the outputted image appears to be formed from fuzzy pixels. Characteristics related to the image, device, diffuser, and their arrangement may be optimized to provide the fuzzy pixels. A luminaire may output an image formed of the fuzzy pixels and general illumination lighting to an area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Lloyd GOODMAN, David P. RAMER, Ravi Kumar KOMANDURI, Jack C. RAINS, JR.
  • Patent number: 10083495
    Abstract: The examples relate to various implementations of a software configurable lighting device having a multi-processor system including a central processing unit and a parallel processing unit. The software configurable lighting device utilizes the multi-processor system to efficiently transform and/or modify control data. The software configurable lighting device also includes a transparent image display device and a general illumination device. Transformed and/or modified control data is utilized to drive the transparent image display device and the general illumination device in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Lloyd Goodman, Hampton Boone Maher, Ravi Komanduri, Rashmi Kumar Raj
  • Publication number: 20180146533
    Abstract: The examples relate to various representations of data utilized for control of a software configurable lighting device. The software configurable lighting device includes an image display device and a general illumination device. Each data representation includes a pre-defined data structure such that lighting control information and image data may be interlaced within the respective representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Lloyd Goodman, Hampton Boone Maher
  • Publication number: 20180018749
    Abstract: The examples relate to various implementations of a software configurable lighting device having a multi-processor system including a central processing unit and a parallel processing unit. The software configurable lighting device utilizes the multi-processor system to efficiently transform and/or modify control data. The software configurable lighting device also includes a transparent image display device and a general illumination device. Transformed and/or modified control data is utilized to drive the transparent image display device and the general illumination device in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Lloyd GOODMAN, Hampton Boone MAHER, Ravi KOMANDURI, Rashmi Kumar RAJ
  • Publication number: 20180005590
    Abstract: The examples relate to various implementations of a software configurable lighting device, having an enhance display device that is able to generate light sufficient to provide general illumination of a space in which the lighting device is installed and provide an image display. The general illumination is provided by additional light sources and/or improved display components of the enhanced display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Ravi Komanduri, Rashmi Kumar Raj, An Mao, Guan-Bo Lin, Hampton Boone Maher, Jonathan Lloyd Goodman, David P. Ramer
  • Publication number: 20170116962
    Abstract: The examples relate to a method and apparatus to measuring ambient light information that is used in the manipulation or augmentation of an image presented on a display. The apparatus measures ambient light characteristic information from at least one direction in an environment in which the apparatus is located. The measured ambient light characteristic enable substantially real time generation and application of an image effect to an image presented on a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: Jonathan Lloyd GOODMAN
  • Publication number: 20060191563
    Abstract: A thatched umbrella, particularly, a weather resistant, synthetic thatched umbrella capable of being collapsed to a closed position. The thatching of the umbrella is constructed of synthetic fibers attached to an acrylic lining and the umbrella is capable of resisting a variety of weather conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventor: Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: 5911478
    Abstract: A sling chair with a removable sling designed to provide a simple unitary method to remove the sling material for aesthetic and/or maintenance purposes without the use of screws, bolts or hardware in general. The sling chair includes a chair frame with sling rails, including inner and outer channels, a removably attachable sling, and sling fasteners for securing the sling into the sling rails of the chair frame. The removable sling has opposite sling edges having lengthwise extending loops formed therein. A flexible sling rod extends throughout the entire length of the loops. The sling rod is smaller than the inner channels contained within the sling rails to allow insertion of the sling rod into the inner channels thereby removably attaching the sling to the sling rails forming the seatrest and backrest of the chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: D440065
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Pavilion Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: D473061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Pavilion Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: D479052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Pavilion Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: D498602
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Pavilion Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: D398165
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Pavilion Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: D655136
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Charge Forward, LLC
    Inventor: Earl Lloyd Goodman