Patents by Inventor Scott Vance

Scott Vance 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: 20190327550
    Abstract: A wireless earbud (100) for in-ear use has an earbud housing (110), a loudspeaker (130), a rechargeable battery (140), a first microphone (132) and a second microphone (134). The first microphone (132) is adapted to pick up sound internally from an ear canal of a user wearing the wireless earbud. The second microphone (134) is adapted to pick up sound externally from outside of the ear canal of the user wearing the wireless earbud. Disclosed is also a storage and charging capsule (200) for at least one wireless earbud (100a, 100b). The capsule has an elongate insert part (240) having an earbud chamber (246) adapted to receive the or each wireless earbud (100a, 100b). A cover part (260) slidably receives the elongate insert part (240) and is placeable in an open position in which the cover part is retracted from the elongate insert part to allow insertion/removal of the or each wireless earbud (100a, 100b) into/from the earbud chamber (246) of the elongate insert part (240).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Olle LINDÉN, Kiril TRAJKOVSKI, Peter RECHNAGEL KRISTENSEN, Scott VANCE, Peder SANDBERG, Kim KRISTENSEN, Per SENNSTRÖM, Göran SCHACK
  • Publication number: 20190319989
    Abstract: Systems and methods for point-to-point encryption compliance are disclosed. In one embodiment, in a point of interaction device comprising at least one computer processor, a method for point-to-point encryption compliance may include: (1) receiving card data from a card reading device; (2) determining an error with the card data; (3) generating substitute data by replacing at least a portion of the card data with substitute data; and (4) communicating the substitute data to a payment server. The card data may be received from a magnetic stripe reader, from an EMV card reader, or from a contactless card reader. The error may include comprises the card data not being compliant with ISO-7813.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Raymond Yale, Joachim Vance
  • Publication number: 20190314949
    Abstract: A masking tool system includes a first masking body and a second masking body. The first masking body includes a bore passing through a portion of the first masking body and a first sealing element disposed on a first end of the first masking body. The second masking body includes a bore passing through the second masking body and a second sealing element disposed on a first end of the second masking body. The system may also include a rod configured to pass through the bores of the first and second masking bodies and to secure the first and second masking bodies to a metallic article placed therebetween. A diagonal length of the masking tool system induces a wobbling rotation during processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Lee Larson, Roland L. Walker, JR., Mark Philip Vance, James Joseph Meyer, Edward P. Michaels, JR.
  • Patent number: 10310795
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for pass-through control in interactive displays are provided. The systems presented herein can be used for allowing the display and interaction of distributed content from various sources to one or more displays. In some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, a system for pass-through control in interactive display devices comprises, one or more display screens, one or more touch input devices, a plurality of video sources and a video processor capable of processing, synchronizing and controlling touch requests for displaying video signals originating from a multitude of video sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Layer Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Scott Vance, Andrew Dahlinger, Justin Rich
  • Patent number: 9838969
    Abstract: A method for setting operation modes of a group of communication devices in a communication network, wherein the group of communication devices comprises a first communication device and at least a second communication device, the method comprises receiving information from at least one device of said group of communication devices, determining an operation mode based on the received information and setting an operation mode on at least one of the other communication devices of the group of communication devices to the determined operation mode, wherein information is communicated between the two devices including state information and/or instructions to set the operation mode of at least one of the other communication device of the group of communication devices to the determined operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Vance, Patrik Lundell, Par Hakansson
  • Patent number: 9825352
    Abstract: Wireless electronic devices are provided. A wireless electronic device may include a ground plane and a metal perimeter around the ground plane. The metal perimeter may include a first antenna radiating element. The wireless electronic device may include a second antenna radiating element between the ground plane and the metal perimeter. Moreover, the wireless electronic device may include a feed structure connected to the second antenna radiating element and the metal perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Scott Vance, Rune So
  • Publication number: 20160174158
    Abstract: A method for setting operation modes of a group of communication devices in a communication network, wherein the group of communication devices comprises a first communication device and at least a second communication device, the method comprises receiving information from at least one device of said group of communication devices, determining an operation mode based on the received information and setting an operation mode on at least one of the other communication devices of the group of communication devices to the determined operation mode, wherein information is communicated between the two devices including state information and/or instructions to set the operation mode of at least one of the other communication device of the group of communication devices to the determined operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Vance, Patrik Lundell, Par Hakansson
  • Publication number: 20150373293
    Abstract: A device is provided which comprises a camera configured to acquire a video at a first frame rate. The device further comprises an interface configured to receive control information which indicates a current environmental condition. The camera is further configured to acquire the video at a second frame rate in response to a change of the current environmental condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Vance, Åke Rydgren, Mattias Wideheim
  • Publication number: 20150002350
    Abstract: Wireless electronic devices are provided. A wireless electronic device may include a ground plane and a metal perimeter around the ground plane. The metal perimeter may include an antenna. Moreover, the wireless electronic device may include a variable tuning component coupled to the metal perimeter and configured to tune a resonant frequency of the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Vance, Rune So, Jian Liu
  • Publication number: 20140375509
    Abstract: Wireless electronic devices are provided. A wireless electronic device may include a ground plane and a metal perimeter around the ground plane. The metal perimeter may include a first antenna radiating element. The wireless electronic device may include a second antenna radiating element between the ground plane and the metal perimeter. Moreover, the wireless electronic device may include a feed structure connected to the second antenna radiating element and the metal perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Scott Vance, Rune So
  • Patent number: 7642966
    Abstract: A carrier that extends in three mutually orthogonal directions, X, Y and Z, when in use and which comprises a back surface defining a first XY-plane and a side surface defining an XZ-plane, whereby the carrier comprises an antenna pattern. The antenna pattern comprises a wider branch that is located on the back surface of the carrier, and a narrower branch that comprises a first section that extends substantially along the Z-direction of the side surface and a second section that extends substantially in the X-direction of the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Scott Vance
  • Patent number: 7605766
    Abstract: A multi-band radio antenna device (1) for a radio communication terminal is disclosed. The antenna device comprises a substrate and a radiating antenna element thereon having a radio signal feeding point (13), wherein the radiating element comprises a continuous trace of conductive material. The continuous trace has a first radiating portion connected to said radio signal feeding point comprising a at least partly meandered radiating portion (11) arranged distal from said radio signal feeding point (13) and connected to an elongate radiating portion (10) arranged proximal to and connected to said signal feeding point, and a second radiating portion (12) connected as a branch to said first radiating portion at a branching position (14) thereof arranged distal from said radio signal feeding point (13). The antenna device offers a minimized number of necessary contacts and improved antenna efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Anders Dahlström, Scott Vance
  • Publication number: 20090231199
    Abstract: A carrier that extends in three mutually orthogonal directions, X, Y and Z, when in use and which comprises a back surface defining a first XY-plane and a side surface defining an XZ-plane, whereby the carrier comprises an antenna pattern. The antenna pattern comprises a wider branch that is located on the back surface of the carrier, and a narrower branch that comprises a first section that extends substantially along the Z-direction of the side surface and a second section that extends substantially in the X-direction of the side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventor: Scott VANCE
  • Patent number: 7580728
    Abstract: The universal game controller is provided for use with a plurality of different types of cellular phones and permits gaming software on the cellular phones to be played in a convenient manner. The controller includes a phone dock for replaceably receiving any of a plurality of types of cellular phones. A receptor is provided for making electrical connection to the cellular phone. Control pads are provided for receiving pressure from a user's thumbs and generating control and command signals that can be transmitted to the cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: USA Wireless Solutions
    Inventors: Scott Vance, Paul Navarrez, Sungwook Jung, Sang Ho Lee, Giovanni Pagnotta
  • Publication number: 20090002243
    Abstract: A multi-band radio antenna device (1) for a radio communication terminal is disclosed. The antenna device comprises a substrate and a radiating antenna element thereon having a radio signal feeding point (13), wherein the radiating element comprises a continuous trace of conductive material. The continuous trace has a first radiating portion connected to said radio signal feeding point comprising a at least partly meandered radiating portion (11) arranged distal from said radio signal feeding point (13) and connected to an elongate radiating portion (10) arranged proximal to and connected to said signal feeding point, and a second radiating portion (12) connected as a branch to said first radiating portion at a branching position (14) thereof arranged distal from said radio signal feeding point (13). The antenna device offers a minimized number of necessary contacts and improved antenna efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Anders Dahlstrom, Scott Vance
  • Publication number: 20080156833
    Abstract: A case for portable electronic devices having a magnetically shielded fastener is provided. The case includes a plurality of walls defining a cavity for slideably receiving a portable electronic device and a flap extending from at least one of the walls to enclose the device within the case. A fastener mechanism for retaining the flap in place includes a first fastener in a front wall of the case and a second fastener in the flap. The first fastener includes a magnet and a receiver configured for receiving the magnet and for redirecting the magnetic field generated by the magnet away from the device disposed within the case. The second fastener is configured from a magnetically attractive material. By shielding the magnet, the magnetic field generated by the magnet is redirected away from the device disposed in the case and focused towards the second fastener to maintain optimal pull force closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: USA Wireless Solutions
    Inventors: Ronnie Espiritu, Phyliss Robins, Mario Duenas, Scott Vance, Clayton Richter
  • Patent number: 7388543
    Abstract: A multi-band radio antenna device for a radio communication terminal is disclosed. The antenna has an integral feed and ground structure electrically connected to a first radiating antenna element and a second radiating element. The first radiating element comprises a first continuous trace of conductive material and has a continuous trace has a first branch tuned to radiate at first frequencies in a first frequency band, and a second branch, which is tuned to radiate in a second frequency band at second frequencies approximately equal to or less than two times the first frequencies. The second radiating antenna element comprises a second continuous trace of conductive material, wherein the second continuous trace has a third branch, which is tuned to resonate in a third frequency band at third frequencies that are higher than the second frequencies, and which is capacitively coupled to the feed and ground structure and arranged substantially adjacent to the second branch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Scott Vance
  • Publication number: 20070241977
    Abstract: Position sensors detect the position of a user's hand position on a mobile communication device. A controller dynamically adjusts the source impedance of a transmitter and/or receiver in the mobile communication device based on the user's hand position to compensate for variations in the load impedance caused by the user's hand position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Scott Vance
  • Publication number: 20070139280
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus for a wireless electronic device includes an antenna radiation device that is operable to transmit and/or receive electromagnetic waves in one or more frequency bands concurrently, and an antenna feeding device which is operable to transmit and/or receive electrical data from and/or to the antenna radiation device. Furthermore, the antenna radiation device includes a joint antenna device, wherein the joint antenna device comprises a high-band antenna device and a low-band antenna device and is operable to transmit and/or receive electromagnetic waves in a low- and a high-frequency band concurrently and to switch to different predetermined frequency bands of the high-band antenna device and/or low-band antenna device. Furthermore, the antenna feeding device includes at least three contacts operable for connecting one radio frequency source, at least one ground contact and at least one impedance matching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Vance
  • Publication number: 20070115186
    Abstract: A portable communication device includes an antenna arrangement in its interior. The antenna arrangement comprises at least one first radiating antenna element dimensioned for radiation in a first frequency band, and a first mechanically movable extension element, movable between at least two different fixed positions and being connected to the first radiating antenna element in at least one of the positions for radiating together with the first radiating antenna element. When the extension element is being moved from one position to another, it adjusts the electrical length of the combined first radiating antenna and extension element for enhancing radiation in a second frequency band. In this way a small sized multiband antenna arrangement is provided that keeps the efficiency of the different bands high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventor: Scott Vance