Patents by Inventor Richard A. Heard

Richard A. Heard 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: 11392935
    Abstract: The present technology provides a convenient and secure technology for activating a physical card. For example, a when a physical card is created and send to a user associated with a user account, information pertaining to the physical card, including its activation code can be stored in association with the user account. When the card is received by the user, the user can use a portable computing device to read the card, and the portable computing device can then automatically activate the card using information encoded within the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Akila Suresh, Jarad M. Fisher, David Harbige, Richard Heard, Ashish Nagre
  • Publication number: 20220175483
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for an input device for controlling a robotic surgical tool. The input device can include a first pair of opposing links and a second pair of opposing links. The first pair of opposing links and second pair of opposing links can be arranged radially symmetrically. The input device can be configured to control operation of the robotic surgical tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph L. DIAMOND, Qingbin ZHENG, Adam Richard HEARD, Nathan B.J. MOORE, Cory B. MCBRIDE, Colin Allen WILSON
  • Patent number: 11221744
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing peer-to-peer transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for initiating and managing transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces corresponding to completed transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for providing visually distinguishable message object appearances based on message designation. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for activating accounts for accepting and sending transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for exchanging accounts for use in a transfer. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for splitting transfers between two or more accounts. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for generating and displaying a transfers history list. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for voice-activation of transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Peter D. Anton, Lee S. Broughton, Teofila Connor, Allison Dryer, Richard Heard, Nicholas V. King, Cas G. Lemmens, Joshua G. Olson, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11207147
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for an input device for controlling a robotic surgical tool. The input device can include a first pair of opposing links and a second pair of opposing links. The first pair of opposing links and second pair of opposing links can be arranged radially symmetrically. The input device can be configured to control operation of the robotic surgical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Diamond, Qingbin Zheng, Adam Richard Heard, Nathan B. J. Moore, Cory B. McBride, Colin Allen Wilson
  • Publication number: 20210298856
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for an input device for controlling a robotic surgical tool. The input device can include a first pair of opposing links and a second pair of opposing links. The first pair of opposing links and second pair of opposing links can be arranged radially symmetrically. The input device can be configured to control operation of the robotic surgical tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph L. Diamond, Qingbin Zheng, Adam Richard Heard, Nathan B.J. Moore, Cory B. McBride, Colin A. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20210042780
    Abstract: The present technology provides a technological infrastructure that overcomes common problems associated with cash back rewards cards. The present invention integrates a credit card account with cash account through an electronic wallet application such that cash can be transferred directly into a user's cash account after each transaction which cash back is earned. In some embodiments, the user's cash account and a cash account associated with a business associated with a credit card can be provided by the same financial institution. The above infrastructure further allows for more efficient payment of a credit card balance, wherein when cash is transferred from the user's cash account to the business' cash account in association with a credit card balance, an immediate release of open to buy funds is affected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Akila Suresh, Corey G. Fugman, David T. Haggerty, Eduardo H. Cue, Jarad M. Fisher, Ashish Nagre, Richard Heard
  • Publication number: 20210042733
    Abstract: The present technology provides a convenient and secure technology for activating a physical card. For example, a when a physical card is created and send to a user associated with a user account, information pertaining to the physical card, including its activation code can be stored in association with the user account. When the card is received by the user, the user can use a portable computing device to read the card, and the portable computing device can then automatically activate the card using information encoded within the card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Akila Suresh, Jarad M. Fisher, David Harbige, Richard Heard, Ashish Nagre
  • Publication number: 20180335928
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing peer-to-peer transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for initiating and managing transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces corresponding to completed transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for providing visually distinguishable message object appearances based on message designation. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for activating accounts for accepting and sending transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for exchanging accounts for use in a transfer. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for splitting transfers between two or more accounts. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for generating and displaying a transfers history list. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for voice-activation of transfers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Peter D. ANTON, Lee S. BROUGHTON, Teofila CONNOR, Allison DRYER, Richard HEARD, Nicholas V. KING, Cas G. LEMMENS, Joshua G. OLSON, Christopher WILSON
  • Patent number: 4716679
    Abstract: A base layer of straw is deposited on an impervious surface and grass seed, either dry or in a slurry, is deposited on such base layer. In one embodiment, comminuted straw particles are included in a slurry of grass seed and water to form a top layer on the base layer. The base layer of straw may comprise loose or pelletized straw and apparatus forming a part of the invention may be employed which has elements for laying an impervious plastic sheeting and for dispensing pelletized straw on the plastic sheeting and for dispensing grass seed on the straw, all in one pass of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Inventor: Richard A. Heard
  • Patent number: 4362413
    Abstract: A retrievable connector assembly is disclosed for securing two parts together. The assembly includes a guide frame to support the first of two parts and a pair of rotatable shafts with threaded ends to carry male coupling members with pins which extend from each coupling member. The assembly also includes a mounting hub attached to the second part. The mounting hub includes female coupling members having slots to receive the pins of the male coupling members. Rotation of the shafts moves the pins into lateral legs of the slots locking the two parts together. Further rotation of the shafts causes the male coupling members to move upward along the shafts forcing the first and second parts together. The two parts can be separated for retrieval by rotating the shafts in the reverse direction thereby separating the male and female coupling members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Exxon Production Research Co.
    Inventors: Richard A. Heard, Aaron E. Pierce