Patents by Inventor Mark S. Knighton

Mark S. Knighton 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: 20140241780
    Abstract: A touch-type keyboard having shifted functions accessed by a concurrent combination of multiple home row keys. Cursor control keys embedded in the home row of a touch-type keyboard. Cursor key functions are mapped to a location on a home row and an immediately adjacent location. Access to the cursor control functions is provided by concurrently actuating at least one other home row key. One embodiment includes key configurations to reduce hand motion, and labeling configurations to reduce visual clutter. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. Delaurentis, Mydul R. Islam
  • Publication number: 20140218480
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may include a scanning device to scan three dimensional objects. The scanning device may generate a three dimensional model. The scanning device may also generate a texture map for the three dimensional model. Techniques utilized to generate the model or texture map may include tracking scanner position, generating depth maps of the object and generation composite image of the surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: NextPat Limited
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. DeLaurentis, William D. McKinley, David S. Agabra
  • Publication number: 20140204032
    Abstract: A collapsible compact touch-type keyboard for mobile devices. The keyboard includes a plurality of separate parts that together form a keyboard with keys large enough to allow efficient touch-typing. The plurality of parts includes at least a first and a second base each retaining a plurality of keys. A wireless transmitter exists within at least one of the parts to send keyboard events to a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20140124346
    Abstract: A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Patent number: 8699829
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may include a scanning device to scan three dimensional objects. The scanning device may generate a three dimensional model. The scanning device may also generate a texture map for the three dimensional model. Techniques utilized to generate the model or texture map may include tracking scanner position, generating depth maps of the object and generation composite image of the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: NextPat Limited
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. DeLaurentis, William D. McKinley, David S. Agabra
  • Patent number: 8686948
    Abstract: A collapsible compact touch-type keyboard for mobile devices. The keyboard includes a plurality of separate parts that together form a keyboard with keys large enough to allow efficient touch-typing. The plurality of parts includes at least a first and a second base each retaining a plurality of keys. A wireless transmitter exists within at least one of the parts to send keyboard events to a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20140014486
    Abstract: A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Patent number: 8629362
    Abstract: A key for user input having superior tactile qualities. The key is suspended by a magnetic field force to improve the smoothness of motion. Two compact interleaved members link a keycap to a key base to provide highly precise parallel travel with reduced tilt and flexion, and improved durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20130284089
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus is disclosed. A housing encloses a work area having at least two distinct zones including a fabrication zone and an assembly zone. Digital data defining geometry for a three-dimensional object to be fabricated is passed via an interface to a processor within the housing. An efficient material supply mechanism sources the build material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Publication number: 20130234869
    Abstract: An ultra compact mobile keyboard. The keyboard has a plurality of mechanical keys suitable for touch typing. Each such key has a travel distance sufficient to provide a touch type feel and a rigid cap for crisp actuation by a user. The keyboard has a deployed configuration for touch-typing use and a collapsed configuration for transport and storage. In the collapsed configuration, the keyboard fits within bounding volume of less than 180 cubic centimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, J. Douglas Logan, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20130201109
    Abstract: A collapsible compact touch-type keyboard for mobile devices. The keyboard includes a plurality of separate parts that together form a keyboard with keys large enough to allow efficient touch-typing. The plurality of parts includes at least a first and a second base each retaining a plurality of keys. A wireless transmitter exists within at least one of the parts to send keyboard events to a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20130202339
    Abstract: A touch-type keyboard with multiple functions associated with each key which functions are uniquely selected based on finger position. Each of a plurality of mechanical keys are associated with at least three functions. Each key has a surface area for actuation by a user's finger. The surface area is mapped to zones associated with each function. Function actuation is determined by detection of the finger position when the key is actuated. In the event of a finger overlapping multiple zones during actuation, unique function selection is determined at least in part from the pattern of finger overlap with the plural zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Patent number: 8479795
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus is disclosed. A housing encloses a work area having at least two distinct zones including a fabrication zone and an assembly zone. Digital data defining geometry for a three-dimensional object to be fabricated is passed via an interface to a processor within the housing. A fabrication mechanism in the fabrication zone to fabricates sub-elements where each sub-element corresponds to a portion of the object substantially consistent with the digital data. An assembly mechanism in the assembly zone joins the sub-elements in relative alignment to form the object defined by the geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Patent number: 8414207
    Abstract: An ultra compact mobile keyboard. The keyboard has a plurality of mechanical keys suitable for touch typing. Each such key has a travel distance sufficient to provide a touch type feel and a rigid cap for crisp actuation by a user. The keyboard has a deployed configuration for touch-typing use and a collapsed configuration for transport and storage. In the collapsed configuration, the keyboard fits within bounding volume of less than 180 cubic centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Mydul R. Islam, Tzyy-Woei R. Sung, J. Douglas Logan, Kevin H. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20120158497
    Abstract: Embodiments including a system for searching through a database using two or three dimensional data or data derived from the two three dimensional data. The database may be populated by searching a network environment to compile two dimensional image or three dimensional model data. A search for two or three dimensional data may be utilized to determine related advertisements that may be shown on a results page in connection with the search results. A database being searched may contain pricing data related to products that are associated with two or three dimensional data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: NextPat Limited
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, David S. Agabra, Peter J. DeLaurentis, William D. McKinley, Todd C. Moyer
  • Patent number: 8194040
    Abstract: A floating button that may be used to replace a plurality of distinct buttons and/or a graphical pointing device. The floating button translates in a region defined by a housing. A sensor detects the location of the button in the region. The locations within the region may be mapped to a plurality of virtual buttons. This permits a button of a size appropriate for comfortable operation by a finger, while allowing the selection of a large number of functions in a space that is only somewhat larger than a single button. The location of the button within its translation region also provides an immediate tactile and visual reference as to the function to be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Synerdyne
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Publication number: 20120127277
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may include a scanning device to scan three dimensional objects. The scanning device may generate a three dimensional model. The scanning device may also generate a texture map for the three dimensional model. Techniques utilized to generate the model or texture map may include tracking scanner position, generating depth maps of the object and generation composite image of the surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: NextPat Limited
    Inventors: Mark S. Knighton, Peter J. DeLaurentis, William D. McKinley, David S. Agabra
  • Publication number: 20120072006
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus. A housing encloses a work area. An interface is provided in the housing permit a processor within the housing to receive digital data defining geometry for a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. A fabrication mechanism forms a portion of the object by addition of material substantially consistent with the digital data for a corresponding portion of the geometry received by the processor. Once the object is complete, the object is automatically detached from any structure contained within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SYNERDYNE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Publication number: 20120072001
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus. A housing encloses a work area. An interface is provided in the housing permit a processor within the housing to receive digital data defining geometry for a three-dimensional object to be fabricated. A fabrication mechanism forms a portion of the object by addition of material substantially consistent with the digital data for a corresponding portion of the geometry received by the processor. A camera to images a portion of the fabrication process, e.g., molding or assembly. The images are transmitted via an interface over a wide area network to permit a user to monitor the process imaged. A user interface is provided to permit the user to send commands to the fabrication apparatus from various devices that access the wide area network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SYNERDYNE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton
  • Patent number: D665803
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Synerdyne Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Knighton