Patents by Inventor Rhett Francis Spencer

Rhett Francis Spencer 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: 20200014103
    Abstract: A flexible antenna is provided. The flexible antenna includes a cable comprising at least one conductor, and an antenna body comprising a protective layer and a flexible circuit layer. The flexible circuit layer including a non-conductive sheet, at least one conductive feed pad and at least one antenna element. The at least one antenna element is formed of a conductive particle based material comprising conductive particles dispersed in a binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another. The at least one antenna element is disposed between the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer. The at least one conductor of the cable is electrically connected to the at least one feed pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Rhett Francis SPENCER, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Publication number: 20190370453
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication of a user of a mobile device, and a case for performing the method is provided. The method includes, by the case, coupling the mobile device to the case, receiving from the mobile device biometric data of the user of the mobile device that was captured by the mobile device, storing the biometric data, receiving a request from the mobile device for authenticating the user of the mobile device, the request including biometric data captured by the mobile device, comparing the biometric data stored in the case and the biometric data included in the request, and sending to the mobile device a response to the request for authenticating the user of the mobile device based on a result of the comparison, wherein the response to the request is for use by the mobile device to perform an operation based on the authentication of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Paul SCULLY-POWER, Rhett Francis SPENCER, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Patent number: 10498024
    Abstract: An antenna system and method for fabricating an antenna are provided. The antenna system includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a conductive particle based material applied onto the substrate. The conductive particle based material includes conductive particles and a binder. When the conductive particle based material is applied to the substrate, the conductive particles are dispersed in the binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: nCap Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Rhett Francis Spencer, Eric Guzman Hernandez, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Patent number: 10396451
    Abstract: A patch antenna is provided. The patch antenna includes a cable comprising at least one conductor, and an antenna body comprising a protective layer and a flexible circuit layer. The flexible circuit layer including a non-conductive sheet, at least one conductive feed pad and at least one antenna element. The at least one antenna element is formed of a conductive particle based material comprising conductive particles dispersed in a binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another. The at least one antenna element is disposed between the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer. The at least one conductor of the cable is electrically connected to the at least one feed pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: nCap Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rhett Francis Spencer, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Patent number: 10387637
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication of a user of a mobile device, and a case for performing the method is provided. The method includes, by the case, coupling the mobile device to the case, receiving from the mobile device biometric data of the user of the mobile device that was captured by the mobile device, storing the biometric data, receiving a request from the mobile device for authenticating the user of the mobile device, the request including biometric data captured by the mobile device, comparing the biometric data stored in the case and the biometric data included in the request, and sending to the mobile device a response to the request for authenticating the user of the mobile device based on a result of the comparison, wherein the response to the request is for use by the mobile device to perform an operation based on the authentication of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: nCap Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Scully-Power, Rhett Francis Spencer, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Publication number: 20180323505
    Abstract: A patch antenna is provided. The patch antenna includes a cable comprising at least one conductor, and an antenna body comprising a protective layer and a flexible circuit layer. The flexible circuit layer including a non-conductive sheet, at least one conductive feed pad and at least one antenna element. The at least one antenna element is formed of a conductive particle based material comprising conductive particles dispersed in a binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another. The at least one antenna element is disposed between the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer. The at least one conductor of the cable is electrically connected to the at least one feed pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Rhett Francis SPENCER, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Publication number: 20180248259
    Abstract: An antenna system and method for fabricating an antenna are provided. The antenna system includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a conductive particle based material applied onto the substrate. The conductive particle based material includes conductive particles and a binder. When the conductive particle based material is applied to the substrate, the conductive particles are dispersed in the binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Rhett Francis SPENCER, Eric Guzman HERNANDEZ, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Publication number: 20180157816
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication of a user of a mobile device, and a case for performing the method is provided. The method includes, by the case, coupling the mobile device to the case, receiving from the mobile device biometric data of the user of the mobile device that was captured by the mobile device, storing the biometric data, receiving a request from the mobile device for authenticating the user of the mobile device, the request including biometric data captured by the mobile device, comparing the biometric data stored in the case and the biometric data included in the request, and sending to the mobile device a response to the request for authenticating the user of the mobile device based on a result of the comparison, wherein the response to the request is for use by the mobile device to perform an operation based on the authentication of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Paul SCULLY-POWER, Rhett Francis SPENCER, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Patent number: 9954276
    Abstract: An antenna system and method for fabricating an antenna are provided. The antenna system includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a conductive particle based material applied onto the substrate. The conductive particle based material includes conductive particles and a binder. When the conductive particle based material is applied to the substrate, the conductive particles are dispersed in the binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: nCap Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rhett Francis Spencer, Eric Guzman Hernandez, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Patent number: 9785763
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication of a user of a mobile device, and a case for performing the method is provided. The method includes, by the case, coupling the mobile device to the case, receiving from the mobile device biometric data of the user of the mobile device that was captured by the mobile device, storing the biometric data, receiving a request from the mobile device for authenticating the user of the mobile device, the request including biometric data captured by the mobile device, comparing the biometric data stored in the case and the biometric data included in the request, and sending to the mobile device a response to the request for authenticating the user of the mobile device based on a result of the comparison, wherein the response to the request is for use by the mobile device to perform an operation based on the authentication of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: nCap Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Scully-Power, Rhett Francis Spencer, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Publication number: 20160217279
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication of a user of a mobile device, and a case for performing the method is provided. The method includes, by the case, coupling the mobile device to the case, receiving from the mobile device biometric data of the user of the mobile device that was captured by the mobile device, storing the biometric data, receiving a request from the mobile device for authenticating the user of the mobile device, the request including biometric data captured by the mobile device, comparing the biometric data stored in the case and the biometric data included in the request, and sending to the mobile device a response to the request for authenticating the user of the mobile device based on a result of the comparison, wherein the response to the request is for use by the mobile device to perform an operation based on the authentication of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Paul SCULLY-POWER, Rhett Francis SPENCER, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Publication number: 20160204504
    Abstract: A patch antenna is provided. The patch antenna includes a cable comprising at least one conductor, and an antenna body comprising a protective layer and a flexible circuit layer. The flexible circuit layer including a non-conductive sheet, at least one conductive feed pad and at least one antenna element. The at least one antenna element is formed of a conductive particle based material comprising conductive particles dispersed in a binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another. The at least one antenna element is disposed between the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer. The at least one conductor of the cable is electrically connected to the at least one feed pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Rhett Francis SPENCER, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Patent number: 9195817
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication of a user of a mobile device, and a case for performing the method is provided. The method includes, by the case, coupling the mobile device to the case, receiving from the mobile device biometric data of the user of the mobile device that was captured by the mobile device, storing the biometric data, receiving a request from the mobile device for authenticating the user of the mobile device, the request including biometric data captured by the mobile device, comparing the biometric data stored in the case and the biometric data included in the request, and sending to the mobile device a response to the request for authenticating the user of the mobile device based on a result of the comparison, wherein the response to the request is for use by the mobile device to perform an operation based on the authentication of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: nCap Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Scully-Power, Rhett Francis Spencer, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Publication number: 20150325910
    Abstract: An antenna system and method for fabricating an antenna are provided. The antenna system includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a conductive particle based material applied onto the substrate. The conductive particle based material includes conductive particles and a binder. When the conductive particle based material is applied to the substrate, the conductive particles are dispersed in the binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Rhett Francis SPENCER, Eric Guzman HERNANDEZ, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Patent number: 9088071
    Abstract: An antenna system and method for fabricating an antenna are provided. The antenna system includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a conductive particle based material applied onto the substrate. The conductive particle based material includes conductive particles and a binder. When the conductive particle based material is applied to the substrate, the conductive particles are dispersed in the binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ChamTech Technologies, Incorporated
    Inventors: Rhett Francis Spencer, Eric Guzman Hernandez, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Publication number: 20140230047
    Abstract: A method for biometric authentication of a user of a mobile device, and a case for performing the method is provided. The method includes, by the case, coupling the mobile device to the case, receiving from the mobile device biometric data of the user of the mobile device that was captured by the mobile device, storing the biometric data, receiving a request from the mobile device for authenticating the user of the mobile device, the request including biometric data captured by the mobile device, comparing the biometric data stored in the case and the biometric data included in the request, and sending to the mobile device a response to the request for authenticating the user of the mobile device based on a result of the comparison, wherein the response to the request is for use by the mobile device to perform an operation based on the authentication of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ChamTech Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul SCULLY-POWER, Rhett Francis SPENCER, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Publication number: 20120146855
    Abstract: An antenna system and method for fabricating an antenna are provided. The antenna system includes a substrate and an antenna. The antenna includes a conductive particle based material applied onto the substrate. The conductive particle based material includes conductive particles and a binder. When the conductive particle based material is applied to the substrate, the conductive particles are dispersed in the binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: CHAMTECH TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rhett Francis SPENCER, Eric Guzman HERNANDEZ, Anthony Joseph SUTERA
  • Patent number: D652409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ChamTech Technologies, Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Guzman Hernandez, Anthony Joseph Sutera, Rhett Francis Spencer
  • Patent number: D652410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ChamTech Technologies, Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Guzman Hernandez, Anthony Joseph Sutera, Rhett Francis Spencer
  • Patent number: D695277
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: ChamTech Technologies, Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Guzman Hernandez, Anthony Joseph Sutera, Rhett Francis Spencer