Patents by Inventor Michael A. Hardwick

Michael A. Hardwick 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: 20170106690
    Abstract: A hybrid security device for security documents and the like, with the microstructure for a first optically variable device (OVD) and the microstructure for a second OVD mutually interlace or interspersed. The first microstructure has a height profile that differs from that of the second microstructure by more than 0.5 microns. Suitable fabrication processes for the hybrid security device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Innovia Security Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Arthur Lee, Michael Hardwick
  • Publication number: 20160039241
    Abstract: A security document is formed from a transparent plastics substrate having opacifying layers applied to its front and rear surfaces except in at least one window region. A diffractive device provided in the window region, the diffractive device operating in the near infrared (NIR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum, whereby when the security document is passed through an edge detection apparatus that operates in the near infrared (NIR) region, the diffractive device diverts a detector beam of edge detection apparatus away from an edge detector used to detect an edge of the security document, thereby avoiding false positive edge detection results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: Innovia Security Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael HARDWICK, Gary Fairless POWER
  • Publication number: 20070241928
    Abstract: Lighting units (22) in a room (20) are controlled automatically and remotely in response to motion sensor modules (26) located to cover the area of the room (20). A sensor module (26) detecting movement transmits a radio signal to a controller module (28), which then transmits a corresponding control signal to the responder modules (24), causing them to switch their associated lighting units on and then increase their brightness to a preset level. The system includes an emergency lighting responder module (32) to switch on emergency lighting (34) if mains power fails and is also responsive to ambient light level. Each of the controller module (28), the sensor modules (26) and the responder modules (24) include a radio transceiver and all control and management signals are transmitted from location to location by radio. Other sensor modules (responsive to different variables) and responder modules may be added to build up a wireless building management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: Intelligent Electronics (Intellectual Property) Li
    Inventors: Michael Hardwick, James Bickerton, John Bickerton
  • Publication number: 20070013475
    Abstract: A hotel floor comprises rooms each provided with a central heating radiator having a valve adjustable by means of a 0-10V dc stepper motor. In the hotel lobby a sensor for ambient temperature is connected to a radio transmitter and radio receivers are connected to the stepper motors in each room. If the ambient temperature falls, the transmitter transmits to the receivers a signal representing the lower temperature, and the stepper motors open the valves. If the temperature rises, the transmitter transmits another signal, and the stepper motors close the valves. Thus, the heat output of the radiators is varied in inverse relation to the ambient temperature. The system may otherwise control lighting fittings by way of dimming ballasts, and may also include person-detectors, timers and further control components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Intelligent Electris(Intellectual Property)Limited
    Inventor: Michael Hardwick
  • Patent number: 6433759
    Abstract: A gaze point tracking apparatus is provided having a comparator that receives a video signal corresponding to an eye image or a beacon image. The comparator produces a processed video signal that consists of two signal levels. A video processor detects and measures transitions between the two signal levels. The detected transitions are used to determine the location of a gaze point on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Eye Control Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Richardson, Birch Zimmer, Michael A. Hardwick
  • Patent number: 6091378
    Abstract: A gaze point tracking apparatus is provided having a comparator that receives a video signal corresponding to an eye image or a beacon image. The comparator produces a processed video signal that consists of two signal levels. A video processor detects and measures transitions between the two signal levels. The detected transitions are used to determine the location of a gaze point on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Eye Control Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Richardson, Birch Zimmer, Michael A. Hardwick