Patents by Inventor Nicholas Sharp

Nicholas Sharp 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: 10321031
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. For example, a device attachment may include a housing with a tub on a rear surface thereof shaped to at least partially receive a user device, an infrared sensor assembly disposed within the housing and configured to capture thermal infrared image data, and a processing module communicatively coupled to the infrared sensor assembly and configured to transmit the thermal infrared image data to the user device. Thermal infrared image data may be captured by the infrared sensor assembly and transmitted to the user device by the processing module in response to a request transmitted by an application program or other software/hardware routines running on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Frank, Nicholas Högasten, Theodore R. Hoelter, Katrin Strandemar, Pierre Boulanger, Barbara Sharp, Andrew C. Teich, Dwight Dumpert, Mark Nussmeier, Eric A. Kurth, Gerald W. Blakeley, III, Michael Fox
  • Publication number: 20190141261
    Abstract: An imager array may be provided as part of an imaging system. The imager array may include a plurality of infrared imaging modules. Each infrared imaging module may include a plurality of infrared sensors associated with an optical element. The infrared imaging modules may be oriented, for example, substantially in a plane facing the same direction and configured to detect images from the same scene. Such images may be processed in accordance with various techniques to provide images of infrared radiation. The infrared imaging modules may include filters or lens coatings to selectively detect desired ranges of infrared radiation. Such arrangements of infrared imaging modules in an imager array may be used to advantageous effect in a variety of different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Högasten, Mark Nussmeier, Eric A. Kurth, Theodore R. Hoelter, Katrin Strandemar, Pierre Boulanger, Barbara Sharp
  • Patent number: 9140267
    Abstract: A compressor housing defines a gas inlet flow path and a gas outlet and a rotatable impeller wheel between the gas inlet flow path and the gas outlet. An inner wall of the housing defines a surface in close proximity to radially outer edges of impeller wheel vanes that sweep across the surface as the wheel rotates. An opening is provided in the inner wall at the surface. A port is provided in the housing in gas communication with the opening for diverting gas in a direction away from the inlet flow path during relatively low flow conditions. A gas displacement device is disposed outside of the inlet flow path and connected to the port, wherein the pump is operable to remove gas selectively through the opening and the port in a direction away from the inlet flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Cummins Turbo Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Sharp
  • Patent number: 9082150
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is operable to present, in a first region of a display, information associated with a first service based at least in part upon the user. The processor is further operable to present information associated with a second, third and fourth service. Additionally, the processor may receive an update to the information associated with the first service and present, in the first region of the display, the update to the information associated with the first service. Finally, the processor is operable to detect a first touch on the first region of the display indicating a selection of the first service and present details associated with the first service in response to detecting the first touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Katherine Dintenfass, Scott R. Enscoe, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Patent number: 8868048
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is operable to present, in a first region of a display, information associated with a first transaction of a plurality of transactions and present, in a second region of the display, a first option, the first option indicating that, when selected, the user has marked the first transaction for further review. The processor is further operable to present, in a third region of the display, a second option and present, in a fourth region of the display, a notification indicating a second transaction of the plurality of transactions. Additionally, the processor is operable to detect a touch on the display indicating the selection of the second transaction and present, in the first region of the display, information associated with the second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Katherine Dintenfass, Scott R. Enscoe, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140129432
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for providing vendor statement management for a user, including the receiving, monitoring, and paying of statements with no or minimal user required interaction. As such, the invention provides a facilitated access to accurate statement information from all of the vendors or service providers consolidated into one reliable source. Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for statement management. Specifically, embodiments of the invention allow for determining vendor statements associated with a user, consolidating the found vendor statements, monitoring those statements, notifying user if vendor statement need attention or payment, and providing payment from a payment account for the vendor statement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Leland E. Modesitt, Katherine Dintenfass, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Laura Corinne Bondesen, Marc Lance Warshawsky, Jon R. Wolf, Scott R. Enscoe, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp
  • Publication number: 20140129442
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for provide a user with a central location that links one or more of the user's financial accounts into a single location for viewing and transacting with any of the one or more financial accounts. As such, the invention provides a facilitated access to one or more user financial accounts from any or all financial institutions consolidated into one source. Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for financial account linkage. Specifically, embodiments of the invention allow for monitoring, viewing, transacting, and transferring funds associated with any of the financial accounts of a user. The financial account monitoring program may be provided to a user via his/her mobile device in an interactive account monitoring/transaction fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Leland E. Modesitt, Katherine Dintenfass, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Laura Corinne Bondesen, Marc Lance Warshawsky, Jon R. Wolf, Scott R. Enscoe, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp
  • Publication number: 20140108952
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is operable to present, in a first region of a display, information associated with a first service based at least in part upon the user. The processor is further operable to present information associated with a second, third and fourth service. Additionally, the processor may receive an update to the information associated with the first service and present, in the first region of the display, the update to the information associated with the first service. Finally, the processor is operable to detect a first touch on the first region of the display indicating a selection of the first service and present details associated with the first service in response to detecting the first touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Katherine Dintenfass, Scott R. Enscoe, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140106717
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is operable to present, in a first region of a display, information associated with a first transaction of a plurality of transactions and present, in a second region of the display, a first option, the first option indicating that, when selected, the user has marked the first transaction for further review. The processor is further operable to present, in a third region of the display, a second option and present, in a fourth region of the display, a notification indicating a second transaction of the plurality of transactions. Additionally, the processor is operable to detect a touch on the display indicating the selection of the second transaction and present, in the first region of the display, information associated with the second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Katherine Dintenfass, Scott R. Enscoe, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140108246
    Abstract: In certain embodiments an apparatus includes a memory operable a processor. The processor is operable to detect a first and second authentication of a user and detect a first plurality of events. The processor is operable to present information associated with a first event in response to the second authentication of the user and present the information associated with a second plurality of events. The processor can detect a touch indicating a request to present a second event and scroll a first region of the display. The processor is further operable to determine that each one of the first plurality of events has been presented and scroll the first region of the display in conjunction with a second region of the display at least in response to determining that each one of the first plurality of events has been presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Katherine Dintenfass, Scott R. Enscoe, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Patent number: 8688576
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for implementing bill control. The invention enables a user of a financial institution account to maintain controls over bills via a single interaction point. In some embodiments, a method comprises determining whether a bill is due within a predetermined period; in response to determining the bill is due within the predetermined period: initiating, via a mobile network, presentation of a duration in which the bill is due; initiating, via the mobile network, presentation of an option to authorize payment of the bill via the mobile network; and in response to receiving selection of the option to pay the bill, authorizing payment of the bill via a financial institution account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Scott R. Enscoe, Alexander C. Wittkowski, David M. Grigg, Daniel David, Katherine Dintenfass, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp
  • Publication number: 20140067654
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus may store a plurality of accounts. The apparatus may present, in a first region of a display, information associated with a first account in the plurality of accounts; in a second region of the display, information associated with a second account in the plurality of accounts; and in a third region of the display, a plurality of transfer amounts. The apparatus may detect a touch on the third region of the display indicating a selection of a transfer amount from the plurality of transfer amounts. The apparatus may communicate, in response to the detection of the touch, a message to initiate the transfer of the selected transfer amount from the first account to the second account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Hitesh Bajaj, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Scott R. Enscoe, David M. Grigg, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Sarah Overcash, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140067512
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus may store a user account and a points balance associated with the user account. The apparatus may determine a geographic location of a user associated with the user account and communicate, based at least in part upon the geographic location, an offer for a product. The offer may be associated with an expiration time. The product may be associated with a points price. The points balance may be at least equal to the points price. The apparatus may receive a signal indicating an acceptance of the offer. The signal may be associated with a timestamp and with the user account. The timestamp may indicate a time that is at least as early as the expiration time. The apparatus may communicate a second signal indicating that the user can receive the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Hitesh Bajaj, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Scott R. Enscoe, David M. Grigg, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Sarah Overcash, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140067506
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an apparatus stores a user account and a points balance associated with the user account. The apparatus further determines a geographic location of a user associated with the user account. The apparatus then communicates, based at least in part upon the geographic location, an offer for a product. The produce may be associated with a points price and the points balance is at least equal to the points price. The apparatus then receives a signal indicating acceptance of the offer. The signal may be associated with the user account. The apparatus then communicates a second signal indicating that the user can receive the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie A. Hanson, Hitesh Bajaj, Laura C. Bondesen, Nicole Chen, Scott R. Enscoe, David M. Grigg, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Brett Newman, Sarah Overcash, Nicholas Sharp, Marc L. Warshawsky, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Jon R. Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140012742
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for electronic processing of paper invoices. The invention allows provides a user with information about a paper invoice through the use of the user's mobile computing device. In some embodiments, a method comprises providing a computer processor executing computer readable code structured to cause the computer processor to (a) receive information associated with an image of the invoice, wherein the image is captured by a mobile computing device of the user; (b) identify the invoice based at least partially upon the information associated with the image of the invoice; (c) determine financial institution information associated with the invoice; and (d) present, via the mobile computing device of the user, an indication of the financial institution information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Scott R. Enscoe, Alexander C. Wittkowski, David M. Grigg, Daniel David, Katherine Dintenfass, Ray R. Hernandez, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp
  • Publication number: 20140012754
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for providing a financial document processing system. The system receives an image of a financial document, such as a check, and identifies at least a transaction amount from the financial document. Then the system determines account information associated with the financial document. The system may identify a routing and account number on the financial document or identify the document based on a name on the document. Once the transaction amount and account information are known, the system determines a prospective balance for a financial account based on the account information and the transaction amount. If there are funds at least equal to the transaction amount in the financial account, the system validates the transactions. In some embodiments, the system also immediately updates the balance of the account and/or offers to complete the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carrie Anne HANSON, Scott R. ENSCOE, Alexander C. WITTKOWSKI, David M. GRIGG, Daniel DAVID, Katherine DINTENFASS, Ray R. HERNANDEZ, Brett NEWMAN, Leo KOPELOW, Yameng LI, Nicole CHEN, Nicholas SHARP
  • Publication number: 20140012746
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products associated with a visual bill management feature that leverages projected account balances to schedule bill payment dates. In some embodiments, a method comprises determining at least one bill payment to be made using funds associated with the account; initiating, via a mobile network, presentation of a first graphical indicator indicating a bill payment date associated with the at least one bill payment, wherein the at least one bill payment is scheduled to made on the bill payment date; initiating presentation of an account balance graph associated with the account based on the at least one bill payment, wherein the account balance graph indicates the account balance during the predetermined period in the future; and enabling shifting of the first graphical indicator to reschedule the bill payment date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Scott R. Enscoe, Alexander C. Wittkowski, David M. Grigg, Daniel David, Katherine Dintenfass, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp
  • Patent number: D711394
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp
  • Patent number: D711395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp
  • Patent number: D711896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Alexander C. Wittkowski, Brett Newman, Leo Kopelow, Yameng Li, Nicole Chen, Nicholas Sharp