Patents by Inventor Roger W. Barton

Roger W. Barton 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: 20190328278
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems and methods for monitoring respiratory parameters of a person (e.g., a user). In some examples, a system for respiratory monitoring includes a sensor and a computing device. The sensor monitors at least one respiratory related parameter. The computing device is connected to the sensor. The computing device includes a processor. The processor receives a feature vector having a plurality of features, each respective feature associated with a respective respiratory related parameter. The processor also receives from the sensor the at least one respective respiratory related parameter. The processor determines a first breathing state based on the feature vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: MATTHEW T. ZABEL, ROGER W. BARTON, SABER TAGHVAEEYAN, JONATHAN B. ARTHUR, CHRISTINE S. BELL, ARASH SANGARI, NICHOLAS A. ASENDORF, TIMOTHY F. MUNOZ, KEITH T. THORNLEY
  • Patent number: 10430001
    Abstract: An electrode for a touch sensitive device includes micro-wire conductors arranged to define an electrically continuous area and to include interior regions that are electrically discontinuous. The electrically continuous area may be patterned according to a one pattern, and the interior pattern may be patterned according to another pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Roger W. Barton, Billy L. Weaver, Bernard O. Geaghan, Brock A. Hable
  • Publication number: 20190273061
    Abstract: Processes for automatic registration between a solid circuit die and electrically conductive interconnects, and articles or devices made by the same are provided. The solid circuit die is disposed on a substrate with contact pads aligned with channels on the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are formed by flowing a conductive liquid in the channels toward the contact pads to obtain the automatic registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Daniel J. Theis, Ann M. Gillman, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew R.D. Smith, Roger W. Barton, Joseph E. Hernandez, Saagar A. Shah, Kara A. Meyers, James Zhu, Teresa M. Goeddel, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Jonathan W. Kemling, Jeremy K. Larsen, Jessica Chiu, Kayla C. Niccum
  • Publication number: 20190181322
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure direct to a thermoelectric tape. The thermoelectric tape comprises a substrate having a plurality of vias, a series of flexible thermoelectric modules connected in parallel, and two conductive buses running longitudinally along the thermoelectric tape. Each flexible thermoelectric module includes a plurality of p-type thermoelectric elements and a plurality of n-type thermoelectric elements. The series of flexible thermoelectric modules are electrically connected to the conductive buses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jae Yong Lee, Roger W. Barton, Donato G. Caraig, Ankit Mahajan, Ravi Palaniswamy, James F. Poch
  • Publication number: 20190181323
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure direct to a flexible thermoelectric module. The thermoelectric module includes a flexible substrate, a plurality of p-type thermoelectric elements and a plurality of n-type thermoelectric elements, a first set of connectors, and a second set of connectors. The substrate includes a plurality of vias filled with an electrically conductive material or thermoelectric elements. In some cases, the plurality of p-type thermoelectric elements and the plurality of n-type thermoelectric elements are disposed on the flexible substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jae Yong Lee, Roger W. Barton, Emily L. Bowen, Donato G. Caraig, Gareth A. Hughes, Ravi Palaniswamy, James F. Poch, Michael W. Dolezal
  • Publication number: 20190181321
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure direct to a flexible thermoelectric module. The thermoelectric module includes a flexible substrate, a plurality of p-type thermoelectric elements and a plurality of n-type thermoelectric elements, a first set of connectors, and a second set of connectors. The substrate includes a plurality of vias filled with an electrically conductive material or thermoelectric elements. In some cases, the plurality of p-type thermoelectric elements and the plurality of n-type thermoelectric elements are disposed on the flexible substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jae Yong Lee, Roger W. Barton, Donato G. Caraig, Ankit Mahajan, Ravi Palaniswamy, James F. Poch, Michael W. Dolezal
  • Patent number: 10254878
    Abstract: A touch screen control system communicates with a host processing system (HPS). The touch screen control system includes a memory and control circuitry. The control circuitry operates a touch screen according to rules stored in the memory by: during a first time period and in response to detecting a first type of user input with a touch sensor of the touch screen, updating a display screen of the touch screen autonomously without requiring intervention from the HPS following the detection of the first type of user input; during the first time period and in response to detecting a second type of user input with the touch sensor, updating the display screen according to directions provided by the HPS; and during a second time period and in response to detecting the first type of user input with the touch sensor, updating the display screen according to directions provided by the HPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Shawn P. Day, Roger W. Barton, David W. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 10019110
    Abstract: An electrode for a touch sensitive device includes micro-wire conductors arranged to define an electrically continuous electrode trunk area, and including branching elements which extend outward from the electrode trunk area. The electrically continuous trunk area is patterned coincident an underlying reference mesh pattern, as are the branching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Billy L. Weaver, Roger W. Barton, Thomas Herdtle, Brock A. Hable
  • Patent number: 9958999
    Abstract: Designs for touch sensor circuitry and touch sensor incorporating such circuitry are described. More particularly, touch sensor circuitry including multiple elongate electrodes that are interleaved with one another is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Chi-Fan Chen, Roger W. Barton, Matthew H. Frey
  • Patent number: 9873276
    Abstract: A method includes providing an elastomeric stamp including a stamping surface with a first pattern element having a fill factor of 20 to 99 percent and including a continuous region and at least one discontinuous region, the discontinuous region including at least one of: (1) one or more elongated concavities, and (2) one or more interior voids. A second pattern element of the stamping surface has a fill factor of 0.25 to 10 percent, and includes traces with a width from 0.1 micrometers to 50 micrometers. The stamping surface is inked with an ink composition including a functionalizing molecule with a functional group selected to bind to a surface of the ink-receptive material. The inked stamping surface is contacted with an ink-receptive material selected from a sheet or a web for a contact time sufficient to bind the functional group with the surface of the ink-receptive material to form a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of the functionalizing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Catherine P. Tarnowski, David A. Johnson, Roger W. Barton, Larry L. Johnson, Jonathan J. O'Hare, Tyler J. Rattray, Daniel M. Lentz, Jeffrey H. Tokie, Matthew H. Frey, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Patent number: 9857930
    Abstract: In one embodiment a transparent conductive component is described comprising a flexible transparent substrate; a transparent conductive layer disposed on the flexible transparent substrate; and a plurality of metal traces disposed on and in electrical communication with the transparent conductive layer. A portion of the flexible transparent substrate comprising the transparent conductive layer and metal traces forms an interconnect circuit tab. At least the interconnect circuit tab comprises a cured organic polymeric material disposed on the (e.g. patterned) transparent conductive layer and metal traces metal traces and flexible transparent substrate such that the cured organic polymeric material forms an exposed surface layer. The cured organic polymeric material is optionally disposed at the bezel region and/or at a central region of the transparent conductive component (e.g. touch sensor).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Muthu Sebastian, Roger W. Barton, Dominic M. Travasso
  • Publication number: 20170185189
    Abstract: An electrode for a touch sensitive device includes micro-wire conductors arranged to define an electrically continuous area and to include interior regions that are electrically discontinuous. The electrically continuous area may be patterned according to a one pattern, and the interior pattern may be patterned according to another pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Roger W. Barton, Billy L. Weaver, Bernard O. Geaghan, Brock A. Hable
  • Publication number: 20170177112
    Abstract: Designs for touch sensor circuitry and touch sensor incorporating such circuitry are described. More particularly, touch sensor circuitry including multiple elongate electrodes that are interleaved with one another is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Chi-Fan Chen, Roger W. Barton, Matthew H. Frey
  • Publication number: 20170177108
    Abstract: In one embodiment a transparent conductive component is described comprising a flexible transparent substrate; a transparent conductive layer disposed on the flexible transparent substrate; and a plurality of metal traces disposed on and in electrical communication with the transparent conductive layer. A portion of the flexible transparent substrate comprising the transparent conductive layer and metal traces forms an interconnect circuit tab. At least the interconnect circuit tab comprises a cured organic polymeric material disposed on the (e.g. patterned) transparent conductive layer and metal traces metal traces and flexible transparent substrate such that the cured organic polymeric material forms an exposed surface layer. The cured organic polymeric material is optionally disposed at the bezel region and/or at a central region of the transparent conductive component (e.g. touch sensor).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Muthu Sebastian, Roger W. Barton, Dominic M. Travasso
  • Publication number: 20170166750
    Abstract: Presently described are hardcoat compositions comprising at least one first (meth)acrylate monomer comprising at least three (meth)acrylate groups and C2-C4 alkoxy repeat units wherein the monomer has a molecular weight per (meth)acrylate group ranging from about 220 to 375 g/mole and at least one second (meth)acrylate monomer comprising at least three (meth)acrylate groups. In one embodiment, the hardcoat composition further comprises and at least 50 wt-% solids of silica nanoparticles. Also described are articles, such as protective films, displays, and touch screens comprising such cured hardcoat compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Richard J. Pokorny, Steven D. Solomonson, Robert F. Kamrath, Anthony M. Renstrom, Roger W. Barton, Craig R. Sykora
  • Patent number: 9639228
    Abstract: An electrode for a touch sensitive device includes micro-wire conductors arranged to define an electrically continuous area and to include interior regions that are electrically discontinuous. The electrically continuous area may be patterned according to a one pattern, and the interior pattern may be patterned according to another pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Roger W. Barton, Billy L Weaver, Bernard O. Geaghan, Brock A. Hable
  • Publication number: 20170060306
    Abstract: An electrode layer has a plurality of substantially parallel electrodes disposed along a first direction. At least one electrode has a length along the first direction and a width from a first edge to a second edge along a second direction transverse to the first direction. At least one electrode comprises across its width at least one edge section, at least one intermediate section, and at least one central section, wherein an intermediate section is disposed along the electrode width between an edge section and the central section. At least one electrode edge section and intermediate section includes a plurality of electrically isolated regions arranged in a pattern along the electrode length. An electrode conductive area of the edge section is less than an electrode conductive area of the intermediate section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Roger W. Barton, Billy L. Weaver, Matthew W. Gorrell, Brock A. Hable
  • Publication number: 20160378260
    Abstract: An electrode for a touch sensitive device includes micro-wire conductors arranged to define an electrically continuous electrode trunk area, and including branching elements which extend outward from the electrode trunk area. The electrically continuous trunk area is patterned coincident an underlying reference mesh pattern, as are the branching elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Billy L. Weaver, Roger W. Barton, Thomas Herdtle, Brock A. Hable
  • Patent number: 9530344
    Abstract: A method of operating a display including loading image data to pixels in multiple rows of pixels in an array of pixels during a data loading phase, actuating the pixels in the multiple rows during an update phase, and illuminating at least one lamp during an lamp illumination phase to illuminate the actuated pixels to form an image on the display, in which each of the loading, actuating and illuminating phases partially overlap in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SnapTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Jignesh Gandhi, Jasper Lodewyk Steyn, John J. Fijol, Roger W. Barton, Stephen R. Lewis, Abraham McAllister, Nesbitt W. Hagood, IV
  • Patent number: 9529481
    Abstract: An electrode layer has a plurality of substantially parallel electrodes disposed along a first direction. At least one electrode has a length along the first direction and a width from a first edge to a second edge along a second direction transverse to the first direction. At least one electrode comprises across its width at least one edge section, at least one intermediate section, and at least one central section, wherein an intermediate section is disposed along the electrode width between an edge section and the central section. At least one electrode edge section and intermediate section includes a plurality of electrically isolated regions arranged in a pattern along the electrode length. An electrode conductive area of the edge section is less than an electrode conductive area of the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Roger W. Barton, Billy L. Weaver, Matthew W. Gorrell, Brock A. Hable