Patents by Inventor Paul Grady Russell

Paul Grady Russell 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: 9856048
    Abstract: A package for an electronic device includes an enclosure to hold the electronic device. The package may include a closure flap coupled to a top of the package to close the enclosure. The closure flap may include a tear strip usable to open the package. A sled may be disposed in the package and may include a substantially planar backplane and a sleeve. The electronic device may be held in a gap between the backplane and the sleeve. A portion of a top edge of the package, under the closure flap, may be recessed such that when the closure flap is opened, a pull tab of the sled is exposed. The package may include a hole formed through at least one surface of the package, from which to hang the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Karl Anton Bakker, Joselito Tansingco Crespo, Patrick Dean Lewis, John Harvey Lucas, Kristina Gayle de la Lama, Paul Clayton Marchetti
  • Patent number: 9840351
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, systems and methods for utilizing a dividable package for efficient shipment of items. The dividable package includes two or more internal compartments for securing items for shipment, the internal compartments enclosed by a cover having a detachment mechanism. Upon activation of the detachment mechanism, previously covered labels on each of the internal compartments identifying the items within are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, John Kelly Cornell, Patrick Dean Lewis
  • Patent number: 9821944
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, systems and methods for package deceleration and protection while packages are loaded into a bulk box. The packaging assembly includes an interference mechanism attached to a bulk box (e.g., a Gaylord container) by multiple elastic members. As packages are dropped into the bulk box, each package contacts the interference mechanism and the elastic members dampen the kinetic energy of the falling package, thereby reducing its velocity before the package continues into the bulk box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Paul Clayton Marchetti, Alexander James Parker, Joselito Tansingco Crespo, John Kelly Cornell, Patrick Dean Lewis
  • Patent number: 9718596
    Abstract: A packaging assembly comprises a bulk box having a shock absorber to dampen a kinetic energy of product being dispensed from a conveyor system. The shock absorber may be a rectangular sheet shock absorber disposed diagonally in the bulk box, a shuttle tray shock absorber disposed in an opening of the bulk box, a deflector net disposed in an opening of the bulk box, or a inflatable bag shock absorber disposed in the bulk box, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Lona Phitsamay, Joselito T. Crespo
  • Patent number: 9346606
    Abstract: Packages for holding physical items, with the packages being configured to move the physical item from within a housing of the package to outside the housing as the user opens the package. For instance, the package may include a housing to at least partly surround the physical item, a sled to hold the physical item and reside within the housing before the package is opened, and a drawbridge that, when manipulated by a user, moves the sled and the item coupled thereto at least partly outside of the housing. Therefore, when the user receives an item (e.g., upon purchasing the physical item), the user may open the drawbridge to cause the physical item to transition to at least partly outside the box, providing a convenient and positive “out-of-box” user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Kevin Allen Kelly
  • Patent number: 9199762
    Abstract: A packaging assembly comprises a bulk box having a shock absorber to dampen a kinetic energy of product being dispensed from a conveyor system. The shock absorber may be a rectangular sheet shock absorber disposed diagonally in the bulk box, a shuttle tray shock absorber disposed in an opening of the bulk box, a deflector net disposed in an opening of the bulk box, or a inflatable bag shock absorber disposed in the bulk box, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Lona Phitsamay, Joselito (Jay) T. Crespo
  • Patent number: 9186453
    Abstract: Self-retracting hang tabs for product packages are described. Methods of manufacturing the self-retracting hang tabs are also described. One apparatus includes a frame to house a hang tab, the frame to be at least partially coupled to a surface of a product package, and the hang tab to allow the product package to be hung from a medium when in a deployed position. The apparatus also include a biasing member coupled to the frame and the hang tab, the biasing member to move the hang tab from the deployed position to a retracted position when not under tension. The biasing member is also configured to position the hang tab in a deployed position when the hang tab is under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Grady Russell
  • Patent number: 9089059
    Abstract: A method of servicing a portable computing device that is sealed in packaging, in which an umbilical adapter connects a servicing interface on the device, such as a micro USB port, with a servicing station dock via externally exposed contacts. The packaged device may be serviced at one or more locations after final assembly to recharge the device's battery, update or install software, or, for mobile phones, provision the mobile phone to access a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Menashe Haskin, John Kelly Cornell, Paul Grady Russell
  • Patent number: 7299926
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a packaging insert and method for assembling a packaging insert are provided. In one embodiment a packaging insert for supporting an article in a shipping container includes a support platen and a sidewall that has a first sidewall portion and a second sidewall portion. The first sidewall portion is connected to the support platen and the second sidewall portion such that the first sidewall portion physically separates the second sidewall portion from the support platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Matthew Daum
  • Patent number: 6978585
    Abstract: A product packaging method utilizing a form-fill-seal packaging apparatus is disclosed. The method includes providing a backing member upon which a product is adhereingly attached, providing an adhering material for adhering the product to the backing material, applying the adhering material to the backing member for adhering disposing the product, and disposing the product upon the backing member in preparation of encasing the product and the backing member in a package. The method further includes encasing together the product and the backing member with a flexible plastic material so as to package the product and the backing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul Grady Russell
  • Patent number: 6978939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a portable imaging device configured to associate information from a business card with a digital picture image. The portable imaging device includes a casing having a business card receptacle configured to receive a business card therein. The portable electronic device also includes a digital camera portion and a scanner portion. The scanner portion is housed within the casing and configured to extract personal information from the business card received in the business card receptacle. The digital camera portion is coupled to the casing and is configured to digitally capture a picture image. The scanner portion and the digital camera portion are operatively coupled to memory storage. The memory storage is operable to save the picture image with the personal information to provide an association therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Jerry Ortkiese
  • Patent number: 6978162
    Abstract: A portable entertainment system for use with a vehicle, such as a bicycle or motorcycle, and a helmet. The system may include a vehicle subsystem and a helmet subsystem. The vehicle subsystem includes a mounting device having at least one port, the mounting device adapted to connect to the bicycle, and a portable computing device positionable in the at least one port, the portable computing device having one or more digitized audio files thereon. A wireless transmitter is coupled with the portable computing device, the wireless transmitter transmitting a digitized audio signal when the portable computing device is playing a digitized audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Kenneth Knaus
  • Publication number: 20040239098
    Abstract: The present invention includes an article and a method of fabrication thereof for providing tamper detection evidence. In an embodiment, the article is an adhesive tape that includes a pattern of printed indicia thereon wherein the printed indicia includes a textual message translated into a plurality of different languages. Based on the pattern of printed indicia, it is easy to determine whether the tape has been previously cut or removed since it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to realign the pattern of printed indicia once the article has been removed. Additionally, the present invention meets the regulatory requirements of many countries that require all text (not trademarked logos) to be translated into the language of the country in which the article is being utilized. An aspect of the present invention is an article for providing tamper detection evidence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Paul Grady Russell
  • Publication number: 20040182935
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a portable imaging device configured to associate information from a business card with a digital picture image. The portable imaging device includes a casing having a business card receptacle configured to receive a business card therein. The portable electronic device also includes a digital camera portion and a scanner portion. The scanner portion is housed within the casing and configured to extract personal information from the business card received in the business card receptacle. The digital camera portion is coupled to the casing and is configured to digitally capture a picture image. The scanner portion and the digital camera portion are operatively coupled to memory storage. The memory storage is operable to save the picture image with the personal information to provide an association therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Jerry Ortkiese
  • Patent number: D678048
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Anton Bakker, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Paul Grady Russell, Joselito (Jay) T. Crespo
  • Patent number: D678049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Anton Bakker, Joselito (Jay) T. Crespo, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Paul Grady Russell
  • Patent number: D678052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Anton Bakker, Joselito (Jay) T. Crespo, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Paul Grady Russell
  • Patent number: D684456
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Anton Bakker, Joselito (Jay) T. Crespo, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Paul Grady Russell, Lona Phitsamay
  • Patent number: D685632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Anton Bakker, Joselito (Jay) T. Crespo, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Paul Grady Russell
  • Patent number: D707123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Clayton Marchetti, Paul Grady Russell, Joselito Crespo, Jack Liu, Karl Anton Bakker