Patents by Inventor Patrick D. O'Neill

Patrick D. O'Neill 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: 10457441
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a case for a communication device, having two or more portions movable with respect to each other. A first case portion may cover a particular component or area of the communication device. Accessories or auxiliary structures may be available for use with the particular component, and may be configured to attach to or be used with a communication device housing of a particular size or shape. The first case portion may be moved relative to a second case portion, thereby exposing the component or area of the communication device for use with the accessory. Additional embodiments disclosed herein related to modular components that may be used with cases in order to provide various accessories and features, such as mounts, flashes, batteries, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak
  • Patent number: 10447905
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an auxiliary optical device for a mobile electronic device has a first portion positionable adjacent a first face of the mobile device and a second portion movably coupled to the first portion and positionable adjacent a second, opposite face of the mobile electronic device. In some embodiments, the auxiliary optical device attaches to the mobile electronic device by clamping or otherwise contracting or squeezing upon a portion of the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Ryan Nguyen, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 10437137
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are auxiliary optical systems for removably attaching to mobile devices, including mobile telephones with onboard cameras, to provide enhanced optical features. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to multiple different types and sizes of mobile devices. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to a mobile device that includes a protruding onboard camera. For example, in some embodiments, a retainer portion of an auxiliary optical system can comprise a region for receiving the protruding onboard camera in a clearance or friction fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 10365543
    Abstract: A removably attachable handle accessory is disclosed for use with mobile electronic devices. A user may attach or otherwise install the removably attachable handle on a mobile electronic device. A pivot portion facilitates adjustment of the orientation of the mobile electronic device with respect to a grip portion of the handle. Additionally, the pivot portion includes an opening into which a user may insert a finger to aid in maintaining a secure grip, improving comfort, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Joshua Cantor, Ryan Nguyen, Daniel Arato
  • Publication number: 20190064638
    Abstract: A removably attachable handle accessory is disclosed for use with mobile electronic devices. A user may attach or otherwise install the removably attachable handle on a mobile electronic device. A pivot portion facilitates adjustment of the orientation of the mobile electronic device with respect to a grip portion of the handle. Additionally, the pivot portion includes an opening into which a user may insert a finger to aid in maintaining a secure grip, improving comfort, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: PATRICK D. O'NEILL, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Joshua Cantor, Ryan Nguyen, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 10203474
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a lens component having one or more lenses attached to a retainer portion configured to removably attach to communication devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. The retainer portion may be configured so as not to interfere with a user's view of a display panel of the communication device. In some embodiments, a plurality of lenses may be provided, and the lenses may be removably attached to the retainer portion and may be interchangeable. A structure for providing a flash may also be provided. In some embodiments, additional features may be provided, such as attachment components to facilitate attachment to stability devices, such as tripods, and to user-wearable accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick D. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20190033694
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are auxiliary optical systems for removably attaching to mobile devices, including mobile telephones with onboard cameras, to provide enhanced optical features. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to multiple different types and sizes of mobile devices. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to a mobile device that includes a protruding onboard camera. For example, in some embodiments, a retainer portion of an auxiliary optical system can comprise a region for receiving the protruding onboard camera in a clearance or friction fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 10148799
    Abstract: An auxiliary optical system can be configured to be removably attachable to a mobile electronic device within a protective case. The auxiliary optical system can be shaped and sized to fit onto and/or into a region of a protective case such that the auxiliary optical device is in optical communication with one or more onboard cameras on the front and/or rear surface of the mobile electronic device and such that the auxiliary optical system resists sliding, tilting, or otherwise moving with respect to the mobile electronic device and/or the protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Joshua Cantor, Ryan Nguyen, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 10088738
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are auxiliary optical systems for removably attaching to mobile devices, including mobile telephones with onboard cameras, to provide enhanced optical features. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to multiple different types and sizes of mobile devices. Some auxiliary optical systems can be configured to attach to a mobile device that includes a protruding onboard camera. For example, in some embodiments, a retainer portion of an auxiliary optical system can comprise a region for receiving the protruding onboard camera in a clearance or friction fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Publication number: 20180227471
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an auxiliary optical device for a mobile electronic device has a first portion positionable adjacent a first face of the mobile device and a second portion movably coupled to the first portion and positionable adjacent a second, opposite face of the mobile electronic device. In some embodiments, the auxiliary optical device attaches to the mobile electronic device by clamping or otherwise contracting or squeezing upon a portion of the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Ryan Nguyen, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Publication number: 20180045910
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to an auxiliary optical device having one or more optical components, such as lenses, attached to a retainer portion. The retainer portion is configured to removably attach to mobile electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. The retainer portion may include a movable mounting portion that achieves or maintains a substantially parallel orientation with respect to a face of a mobile electronic device even when a sidewall of the retainer portion is not parallel with respect to the face. An optical component may be mounted to the mounting portion, and movement of the mounting portion can facilitate a parallel orientation of the optical axis of the optical component with respect to an optical axis of an onboard camera of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato, Ryan Nguyen, Joshua Cantor
  • Publication number: 20170351056
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a lens component having one or more lenses attached to a retainer portion configured to removably attach to communication devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. The retainer portion may be configured so as not to interfere with a user's view of a display panel of the communication device. In some embodiments, a plurality of lenses may be provided, and the lenses may be removably attached to the retainer portion and may be interchangeable. A structure for providing a flash may also be provided. In some embodiments, additional features may be provided, such as attachment components to facilitate attachment to stability devices, such as tripods, and to user-wearable accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick D. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20170310862
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an auxiliary optical device for a mobile electronic device has a mounting component that is configured to be selectively attachable and detachable from the mobile electronic device. The mounting component is configured to be coupled to and decoupled from a mobile electronic device using an anchor that is inserted into a port of the mobile electronic device. In some embodiments, the auxiliary optical device attaches to the mobile electronic device by clamping or otherwise contracting or squeezing upon a portion of the mobile electronic device. In further embodiments, the auxiliary optical device is configured to be attached to wearable devices, such as eyewear that includes an onboard camera lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Ryan Nguyen, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 9661200
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an auxiliary optical device for a mobile electronic device has a mounting component that is configured to be selectively attachable and detachable from the mobile electronic device. The mounting component is configured to be coupled to and decoupled from a mobile electronic device using an anchor that is inserted into a port of the mobile electronic device. In some embodiments, the auxiliary optical device attaches to the mobile electronic device by clamping or otherwise contracting or squeezing upon a portion of the mobile electronic device. In further embodiments, the auxiliary optical device is configured to be attached to wearable devices, such as eyewear that includes an onboard camera lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: olloclip, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Ryan Nguyen, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Publication number: 20170142242
    Abstract: An auxiliary optical system can be configured to be removably attachable to a mobile electronic device within a protective case. The auxiliary optical system can be shaped and sized to fit onto and/or into a region of a protective case such that the auxiliary optical device is in optical communication with one or more onboard cameras on the front and/or rear surface of the mobile electronic device and such that the auxiliary optical system resists sliding, tilting, or otherwise moving with respect to the mobile electronic device and/or the protective case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Jason Patrick, Joshua Cantor, Ryan Nguyen, Daniel Arato
  • Patent number: 9651756
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a lens component having one or more lenses attached to a retainer portion configured to removably attach to communication devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. The retainer portion may be configured so as not to interfere with a user's view of a display panel of the communication device. In some embodiments, a plurality of lenses may be provided, and the lenses may be removably attached to the retainer portion and may be interchangeable. A structure for providing a flash may also be provided. In some embodiments, additional features may be provided, such as attachment components to facilitate attachment to stability devices, such as tripods, and to user-wearable accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: olloclip, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick D. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9571151
    Abstract: Examples of cases and other accessories for mobile electronic devices are provided. Some cases are provided to protect mobile electronic devices from unintended forceful contact that could otherwise cause damage to the mobile electronic devices and/or to protect the mobile electronic devices against unwanted and potentially damaging ingress of harmful materials, such as water, dust, dirt, and/other potentially damaging materials. Some cases can include an attachment region that is configured to receive an auxiliary component to be used and/or attached with the mobile electronic device, such as an auxiliary lens or other optical device that can be used and/or attached with an onboard camera of the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: olloclip, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Joshua Cantor, Bobby Kong
  • Publication number: 20170031236
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an auxiliary optical device for a mobile electronic device has a mounting component that is configured to be selectively attachable and detachable from the mobile electronic device. The mounting component is configured to be coupled to and decoupled from a mobile electronic device using an anchor that is inserted into a port of the mobile electronic device. In some embodiments, the auxiliary optical device attaches to the mobile electronic device by clamping or otherwise contracting or squeezing upon a portion of the mobile electronic device. In further embodiments, the auxiliary optical device is configured to be attached to wearable devices, such as eyewear that includes an onboard camera lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Ryan Nguyen, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato
  • Publication number: 20160370690
    Abstract: A multi-lens system can be configured to be selectively attachable to a mobile electronic device having a user-facing onboard camera lens and an outward-facing onboard camera lens. The multi-lens system can attach to the mobile electronic device in at least a first position and a second position. The first lens component in the first position is configured to be in optical alignment with the user-facing onboard camera lens and simultaneously the second lens component is configured to be in optical alignment with the outward-facing onboard camera lens. The first lens component in the second position is configured to be in optical alignment with the outward-facing onboard camera lens and simultaneously the second lens component is configured to be in optical alignment with the user-facing onboard camera lens. A portable attachment accessory can be configured to be selectively attachable to a lens system that is configured to receive a portion of a mobile electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Joshua Cantor, Jason Patrick, Daniel Arato, Ryan Nguyen, Robert O'Neill
  • Patent number: D790527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: olloclip, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick D. O'Neill, Chong Pak, Joshua Cantor, Daniel Arato, Jason Patrick, Ryan Nguyen