Patents by Inventor Scott H. Richards

Scott H. Richards 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: 10523040
    Abstract: A charger and method for charging multiple electrical devices. The charger includes a platform including a charging section. The platform is configured to receive a plurality of electrical devices and move relative to a center member. The charger further includes a charging coil configured to charge an electrical device of the plurality of electrical devices when the electrical device is positioned within the charging section. The charger is configured to determine a charge level of the electrical device when the electrical device is positioned within the charging section, determines when the charge level of the electrical device exceeds a predetermined charge threshold, and position, when the charge level of the electrical device exceeds the predetermined charge threshold, at least one other electrical device within the charging section and move the electrical device out of the charging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Kosiba, Scott H. Richards
  • Publication number: 20190229549
    Abstract: A charger and method for charging multiple electrical devices. The charger includes a platform including a charging section. The platform is configured to receive a plurality of electrical devices and move relative to a center member. The charger further includes a charging coil configured to charge an electrical device of the plurality of electrical devices when the electrical device is positioned within the charging section. The charger is configured to determine a charge level of the electrical device when the electrical device is positioned within the charging section, determines when the charge level of the electrical device exceeds a predetermined charge threshold, and position, when the charge level of the electrical device exceeds the predetermined charge threshold, at least one other electrical device within the charging section and move the electrical device out of the charging section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: David W. Kosiba, Scott H. Richards
  • Patent number: 10234896
    Abstract: A display (110) providing a tactile display user interface is provided. A display sub-assembly (204) with lens (104) is mounted within an internal frame (218) having a base (214). A perimeter seal (208) is mounted between the lens (104) and the internal frame (218). Mechanical switches (210) are disposed between a back surface of the display and the base (214) of the internal frame (218). The display sub-assembly (204) and lens (104) is moveable relative to the internal frame (218) resulting in actuation of a single mechanical switch in response to the display being pressed. Sealing of the lens (104) to the internal frame (218) being maintained during switch actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chi T Tran, Jorge L Garcia, Scott H Richards
  • Patent number: 10186188
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for providing simultaneous display views from a display of a portable electronic device at multiple angles. The display includes a first set of light-emitting diodes positioned in a display field and oriented to produce a first visual data depiction viewable at a first perspective angle. The display also includes a second set of light-emitting diodes co-positioned in the display field with the first set of light-emitting diodes, oriented to produce a second visual data depiction viewable at a second perspective angle, and oriented to make the second visual data depiction non-viewable from the first perspective angle. The second perspective angle is different than the first perspective angle and the second visual data depiction is different than the first visual data depiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Alejandro G. Blanco, Scott H. Richards, Chi T Tran
  • Patent number: 10014709
    Abstract: A charging accessory (104) is provided. The charging accessory (104) comprises a mechanical attachment device, such as a clip (110), and a receive coil (112) integrated within the clip, the receive coil for receiving a wireless charging signal (118). A wearable lanyard (126) is coupled to the clip (110) for transferring power and charging signals. The charging accessory (104) can be worn and operated within a charging system (100) to power and charge a wearable electronic device (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John E. Herrmann, Scott H. Richards, Chi T. Tran
  • Patent number: 9910515
    Abstract: A user interface (102) for a touchscreen (106) is provided. The user interface (102) comprises a physical overlay (108) having a rotatable guide wheel (110) with access through-holes (112, 114) formed therein. The touchscreen (106) of a portable communication device (104) can be accessed though the access through-holes (112, 114) and controlled via the rotatable guide wheel (110) without having to view the screen. Fingertip insertion into the access through-holes (112, 114) activates and selects different predetermined functions, while rotation of the rotatable guide wheel (110) controls variation for each predetermined function. The user interface may (102) be incorporated as part of a carry case, holster (130), harness or formed as an attachable and removable overlay plate (308) to correspond with the touchscreen (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott H. Richards, Goktug Duman
  • Publication number: 20170315630
    Abstract: A user interface (102) for a touchscreen (106) is provided. The user interface (102) comprises a physical overlay (108) having a rotatable guide wheel (110) with access through-holes (112, 114) formed therein. The touchscreen (106) of a portable communication device (104) can be accessed though the access through-holes (112, 114) and controlled via the rotatable guide wheel (110) without having to view the screen. Fingertip insertion into the access through-holes (112, 114) activates and selects different predetermined functions, while rotation of the rotatable guide wheel (110) controls variation for each predetermined function. The user interface may (102) be incorporated as part of a carry case, holster (130), harness or formed as an attachable and removable overlay plate (308) to correspond with the touchscreen (106).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: SCOTT H. RICHARDS, GOKTUG DUMAN
  • Publication number: 20170084221
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for providing simultaneous display views from a display of a portable electronic device at multiple angles. The display includes a first set of light-emitting diodes positioned in a display field and oriented to produce a first visual data depiction viewable at a first perspective angle. The display also includes a second set of light-emitting diodes co-positioned in the display field with the first set of light-emitting diodes, oriented to produce a second visual data depiction viewable at a second perspective angle, and oriented to make the second visual data depiction non-viewable from the first perspective angle. The second perspective angle is different than the first perspective angle and the second visual data depiction is different than the first visual data depiction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Alejandro G. Blanco, Scott H. Richards, Chi T. Tran
  • Publication number: 20160276862
    Abstract: A charging accessory (104) is provided. The charging accessory (104) comprises a mechanical attachment device, such as a clip (110), and a receive coil (112) integrated within the clip, the receive coil for receiving a wireless charging signal (118). A wearable lanyard (126) is coupled to the clip (110) for transferring power and charging signals. The charging accessory (104) can be worn and operated within a charging system (100) to power and charge a wearable electronic device (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: JOHN E. HERRMANN, SCOTT H. RICHARDS, CHI T. TRAN
  • Patent number: 9443677
    Abstract: A rotary control knob (110) for a portable radio (100) utilizes a flexible shaft (112) as a tether to provide a plurality of flexible positions. The flexible shaft (112) is coupled to a switch mechanism (116) located in the radio housing (102). The rotary control knob (110) can be slid up and down the flexible shaft (112) and the flexible shaft can be bent to provide improved user access to the knob, such as for gloved usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott H Richards, Ryan M Nilsen, Craig F Siddoway, Chi T Tran
  • Publication number: 20150206424
    Abstract: A portable remote control device (100) for a radio is housed within a key fob housing (102). The key fob housing (102) camouflages a plurality of radio interface functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Chi T Tran, Kok Tiong Lee, Kuang Eng Lim, Beng Gian Ooi, Scott H Richards
  • Publication number: 20150153763
    Abstract: A display (110) providing a tactile display user interface is provided. A display sub-assembly (204) with lens (104) is mounted within an internal frame (218) having a base (214). A perimeter seal (208) is mounted between the lens (104) and the internal frame (218). Mechanical switches (210) are disposed between a back surface of the display and the base (214) of the internal frame (218). The display sub-assembly (204) and lens (104) is moveable relative to the internal frame (218) resulting in actuation of a single mechanical switch in response to the display being pressed. Sealing of the lens (104) to the internal frame (218) being maintained during switch actuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: CHI T. TRAN, JORGE L. GARCIA, SCOTT H. RICHARDS
  • Publication number: 20150136574
    Abstract: A rotary control knob (110) for a portable radio (100) utilizes a flexible shaft (112) as a tether to provide a plurality of flexible positions. The flexible shaft (112) is coupled to a switch mechanism (116) located in the radio housing (102). The rotary control knob (110) can be slid up and down the flexible shaft (112) and the flexible shaft can be bent to provide improved user access to the knob, such as for gloved usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: SCOTT H. RICHARDS, RYAN M. NILSEN, CRAIG F. SIDDOWAY, CHI T. TRAN
  • Patent number: 8565803
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for communicating amongst two-way radios is disclosed. The method includes operating a two-way radio 130 in either a trunked mode or conventional mode over an operating frequency and scanning an auxiliary channel by the two-way radio 130 to enable radio communication on the auxiliary channel while maintaining the operating frequency active. The radio 130 further detects a signal on the auxiliary channel with another radio 150 and communicating on the auxiliary channel in an intercom mode to provide an intercom radio-to-radio communication amongst all radios 130, 140 scanning on the auxiliary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Namm, Jorge L. Garcia, Scott H. Richards
  • Patent number: D698316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rit Fui Yong, Ian R Jenkins, Scott H Richards, Chin Sen Tang, Lawan Tangsakul
  • Patent number: D718746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi T. Tran, Paul J Kudrna, Scott H Richards
  • Patent number: D718747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi T. Tran, Ronald C. Bradbery, Jr., Scott H. Richards
  • Patent number: D730866
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohd Wardi Iswali Aihsan, Lee Huang Ng, Michael J. Page, Scott H. Richards
  • Patent number: D785603
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chi T. Tran, Shirish Kaner, Scott H. Richards, Wan Mohd Ariff Wan Sulaiman
  • Patent number: D805494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott H. Richards, Michael J. Page, Sih Hau Tan, Rit Fui Yong