Patents by Inventor Richard Garner

Richard Garner 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: 20190306976
    Abstract: A conductor pad and a flexible circuit including a conductor pad are provided. The conductor pad includes a first contact region, a second contact region, and a body portion configured to establish a conductive path between the first contact region and the second contact region. The body portion includes a perimeter edge having at least a first convex segment and a second convex with a first non-convex segment disposed between the first convex segment and the second convex segment. A method of constructing a flexible circuit to facilitate roll-to-roll manufacturing of the flexible circuit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Sridharan Venk, Earl Alfred Picard, JR., Qi Dai, Richard Garner
  • Patent number: 10368436
    Abstract: A conductor pad and a flexible circuit including a conductor pad are provided. The conductor pad includes a first contact region, a second contact region, and a body portion configured to establish a conductive path between the first contact region and the second contact region. The body portion includes a perimeter edge having at least a first convex segment and a second convex with a first non-convex segment disposed between the first convex segment and the second convex segment. A method of constructing a flexible circuit to facilitate roll-to-roll manufacturing of the flexible circuit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Sridharan Venk, Earl Alfred Picard, Jr., Qi Dai, Richard Garner
  • Publication number: 20190228624
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include arrays of motion sensors that may be used to monitor a space to determine occupancy characteristics of the space, such as whether or not the space is occupied and the number of people located within the space. The array of motion sensors may be operatively connected to one or more building system components, such as lighting and HVAC equipment and can be used for adjusting an operating condition of the building system component based on whether a space is occupied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Marijan Kostrun, Richard Garner, Anant Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10354503
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include arrays of motion sensors that may be used to monitor a space to determine occupancy characteristics of the space, such as whether or not the space is occupied and the number of people located within the space. The array of motion sensors may be operatively connected to one or more building system components, such as lighting and HVAC equipment and can be used for adjusting an operating condition of the building system component based on whether a space is occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Marijan Kostrun, Richard Garner, Anant Aggarwal
  • Publication number: 20190183305
    Abstract: A handheld vacuum cleaner includes a pistol grip which is positioned generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the vacuum cleaner that runs from a front end to a rear end thereof. It also includes an air inlet positioned forward of the pistol grip, and a vacuum motor configured to draw dirty air into a dirt separator of the vacuum cleaner through the air inlet and exhaust clean air from the vacuum cleaner through an air outlet. The handheld vacuum cleaner further includes an electronic visual display which faces generally rearwards. The handheld vacuum cleaner may be part of a stick vacuum cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Nathan LAWSON MCLEAN, Kristian Richard Thomas KING, Leanne Joyce GARNER, Adam James BATES, Thomas Douglas RIDLEY, David Alan MILLINGTON, David Nicholas BOYCE
  • Patent number: 9883560
    Abstract: A control scheme for a dimmable lighting driver is provided. The control scheme may operate with a phase cut type dimmer (leading or trailing edge). In an embodiment, the control scheme is programmed or otherwise configured into a controller as a control algorithm. The control algorithm is configured to measure phase cut and zero crossing angles of the input mains waveform, and to subsequently maintain constant LED current commensurate with a user-set dimming level, with no flicker. The control algorithm may be implemented in software, such as a firmware-based routine executable by one or more controllers of a given driver. The one or more controllers may be, for example, an existing general purpose controller of the given driver, or a dedicated dimming controller. Numerous configurations will be apparent in light of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Garner
  • Patent number: 9867515
    Abstract: A cleaner head for a cleaning appliance, comprising a brushbar, a housing defining a chamber which at least partially surrounds the brushbar, the chamber having a dirty air inlet and a dirty air outlet, and a scraper having a working edge which extends in the longitudinal direction of the brushbar. The scraper is arranged such that, in use, the working edge scrapes debris entrained by the brushbar from the brushbar. The working edge has a profile which is shaped such that debris which accumulates at the working edge is drawn by the airflow through the cleaner head along the working edge towards the dirty air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Sean Ventress, Louis Peter Richard Garner
  • Publication number: 20170188454
    Abstract: A conductor pad and a flexible circuit including a conductor pad are provided. The conductor pad includes a first contact region, a second contact region, and a body portion configured to establish a conductive path between the first contact region and the second contact region. The body portion includes a perimeter edge having at least a first convex segment and a second convex with a first non-convex segment disposed between the first convex segment and the second convex segment. A method of constructing a flexible circuit to facilitate roll-to-roll manufacturing of the flexible circuit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Sridharan Venk, Earl Alfred Picard, Qi Dai, Richard Garner
  • Patent number: 9635759
    Abstract: A conductor pad and a flexible circuit including a conductor pad are provided. The conductor pad includes a first contact region, a second contact region, and a body portion configured to establish a conductive path between the first contact region and the second contact region. The body portion includes a perimeter edge having at least a first convex segment and a second convex with a first non-convex segment disposed between the first convex segment and the second convex segment. A method of constructing a flexible circuit to facilitate roll-to-roll manufacturing of the flexible circuit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Sridharan Venk, Earl Alfred Picard, Jr., Qi Dai, Richard Garner
  • Publication number: 20170094738
    Abstract: A control scheme for a dimmable lighting driver is provided. The control scheme may operate with a phase cut type dimmer (leading or trailing edge). In an embodiment, the control scheme is programmed or otherwise configured into a controller as a control algorithm. The control algorithm is configured to measure phase cut and zero crossing angles of the input mains waveform, and to subsequently maintain constant LED current commensurate with a user-set dimming level, with no flicker. The control algorithm may be implemented in software, such as a firmware-based routine executable by one or more controllers of a given driver. The one or more controllers may be, for example, an existing general purpose controller of the given driver, or a dedicated dimming controller. Numerous configurations will be apparent in light of this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Garner
  • Publication number: 20160058257
    Abstract: A cleaner head for a cleaning appliance, comprising a brushbar, a housing defining a chamber which at least partially surrounds the brushbar, the chamber having a dirty air inlet and a dirty air outlet, and a scraper having a working edge which extends in the longitudinal direction of the brushbar. The scraper is arranged such that, in use, the working edge scrapes debris entrained by the brushbar from the brushbar. The working edge has a profile which is shaped such that debris which accumulates at the working edge is drawn by the airflow through the cleaner head along the working edge towards the dirty air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Sean VENTRESS, Louis Peter Richard GARNER
  • Patent number: 9093093
    Abstract: An adaptive guard band scheme is disclosed for a data storage device. In illustrated embodiments, the adaptive guard band scheme formats different guard band cylinders and track zeros for different heads depending upon a contact cylinder of the different heads. In an illustrative embodiment, the adaptive guard band scheme utilizes the contact cylinders for the heads and a no fly cylinder to determine track zero(s) and extended data zone(s) for select heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Subra Nagarajan, Joshua W. Christensen, Wei W. Zhao, Daniel D. Dittmer, Richard Garner Cox
  • Publication number: 20150116863
    Abstract: An adaptive guard band scheme is disclosed for a data storage device. In illustrated embodiments, the adaptive guard band scheme formats different guard band cylinders and track zeros for different heads depending upon a contact cylinder of the different heads. In an illustrative embodiment, the adaptive guard band scheme utilizes the contact cylinders for the heads and a no fly cylinder to determine track zero(s) and extended data zone(s) for select heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Subra A. Nagarajan, Joshua W. Christensen, Wei W. Zhao, Daniel D. Dittmer, Richard Garner Cox
  • Patent number: D751780
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Peter David Gammack, Jonathan George Marsh, Donald James McIntosh, Louis Peter Richard Garner, Alexander Stuart Knox, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Heidi Williamson
  • Patent number: D752301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Peter David Gammack, Jonathan George Marsh, Donald James McIntosh, Louis Peter Richard Garner, Alexander Stuart Knox, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Heidi Williamson
  • Patent number: D752302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Peter David Gammack, Jonathan George Marsh, Donald James McIntosh, Louis Peter Richard Garner, Alexander Stuart Knox, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Heidi Williamson
  • Patent number: D774477
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Sridharan Venk, Earl Alfred Picard, Jr., Qi Dai, Richard Garner
  • Patent number: D790785
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Peter David Gammack, Jonathan George Marsh, Donald James McIntosh, Louis Peter Richard Garner, Alexander Stuart Knox, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Heidi Williamson, Benjamin Charles Felix Tappenden
  • Patent number: D814724
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Benjamin Courtney, Peter David Gammack, Jonathan George Marsh, Donald James McIntosh, Louis Peter Richard Garner, Alexander Stuart Knox, Stephen Robert Dimbylow, Heidi Williamson, Benjamin Charles Felix Tappenden
  • Patent number: D844577
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Sridharan Venk, Earl Alfred Picard, Jr., Qi Dai, Richard Garner