Scott McManigal 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).
Abstract: A programmable smart button includes a housing, at least one interactive surface, a controller, and a programmable display adjustable by a user interfacing with a user device such as a smart phone. The display may include a module identifier indicator that identifies a module being controlled by the smart button as well as function indicator associated with an interactive surface of the smart button. The controller is in communication with the display and is configured to set the information in the indicators shown by the display and to determine the function(s) of the interactive surface(s). The display may be a low power display, such as a bistable display, having negligible effect on the battery life of the smart button.