Patents by Inventor Richard Sharpe

Richard Sharpe 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: 20010032546
    Abstract: A digital frying pan provides temperature and/or food doneness information associated with food cooked within the pan. A thermal sensor coupled with the pan senses temperature and generates corresponding signals, and processing electronics coupled with the sensor convert the signals to data for display on a LCD. A warning buzzer or LED warns the user of completed cooking. The frying pan may be programmed to desired food types or personal temperatures or food doneness options. The invention also provides a remote sensing food doneness system for remotely viewing and then determining food temperature and/or food doneness. The remote system uses thermal imaging optics and thermal sensing techniques to remotely sense food temperature. Preferably a second optical element images the food onto a CCD to display an image of the food to a user. The system is mounted by a user who views the CCD to ensure appropriate placement in line of sight from the food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventor: Richard Sharpe
  • Publication number: 20010026219
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a power source for use in electronic articles to assist in the location of misplaced articles, and to a method for enabling a battery-operated electronic apparatus to recognize a desired actuation sound used by a lost article detector unit in deciding whether to activate a locating signal. The power source includes a power cell for supplying electrical energy to the electronic article, and a lost article detector module mounted to the power cell. The lost article detector module includes an input transducer that generates an internal signal in response to an audible sound and a locator signal generator that generates a locator signal in response to detection by the detector module of a desired actuating frequency of the audible sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventor: Richard Sharpe
  • Publication number: 20010024500
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an integrated battery for a portable telephone. The integrated battery includes a battery for the portable telephone and a flashlight powered by the battery. The battery has at least one exposed surface as mounted to the portable telephone and the flashlight is mounted to be substantially flush with the at least one exposed surfaces of the battery so as to project a beam of light axially of the portable telephone. The battery enclosure further includes an ON/OFF switch disposed on the at least one exposed surfaces of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Inventor: Richard Sharpe
  • Patent number: 5626702
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of a flexible laminate. The process comprises applying in a surface of a flexible substrate a curable composition in fluid form and comprising a plastics material as a pattern which can provide a desired image or imaging effect. Then, a metal foil bearing a holographic image and having a layer of plastics size is positioned with the size layer overlying the pattern while the composition remains fluid. Next there is applied to the combination sufficient heat and pressure at a level and for a time to adhere the foil to the substrate via the plastics material but insufficient to destroy the holographic effect. Thereafter excess foil not adhered to the substrate is removed to expose the desired image or imaging effect. The result is a flexible laminate having a flexible holographic image which can be machine washable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Holotex Limited
    Inventors: Richard A. Sharpe, Mia J. Manners
  • Patent number: 5593765
    Abstract: A process for the production of a flexible laminate having an outer and visible layer which provides a holographic effect. A metal foil bearing a holographic image and a layer of plastics size is brought together with a flexible substrate having an outer layer of a plastics material which is comparable with said size. The substrate and foil are brought together with their plastics layers adjacent each other, under conditions of heat and pressure at a level and for a time sufficient to adhere the foil to the substrate but insufficient to destroy the holographic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Holotex Limited
    Inventors: Richard A. Sharpe, Mia J. Manners
  • Patent number: 5510911
    Abstract: A process for the production of a flexible laminate having an outer and visible layer which provides a holographic effect. A metal foil bearing a holographic image and a layer of plastics size is brought together with a flexible substrate having an outer layer of a plastics material which is comparable with said size. The substrate and foil are brought together with their plastics layers adjacent each other, under conditions of heat and pressure at a level and for a time sufficient to adhere the foil to the substrate but insufficient to destroy the holographic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Own Label Products Limited
    Inventors: Richard A. Sharpe, Mia J. Manners
  • Patent number: 5022160
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing, a cylindrical cutter block rotatably mounted and a drive to rotate the cutter block. Front and rear sole plates support the tool on a work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Inventors: Steven E. Sharpe, Garry Brewin, Richard Sharpe
  • Patent number: D334328
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Inventors: Stephen E. Sharpe, Richard Sharpe, Garry Brewin