Patents by Inventor Simon Lawton

Simon Lawton 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: 20190248128
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for handling objects. The apparatus comprises a carrying device (104) that is configured to move along a track (102). A handling device (224) is adapted to hold an object (108) and is mounted to the carrying device (104) such that it is rotatable with respect to the carrying device about a handling axis (226). A drive device (310) is disposed at a position along the track (102) and configured to produce a torque around a drive axis. The carrying device (104) can be moved along the track (102) in a direction perpendicular to the drive axis into and out of a drive position. In the drive position, the handling axis (226) of the handling device (224) is in substantial alignment with the drive axis of the drive device (310) whereupon the drive device induces a torque in the handling device (224) causing the handling device to rotate, thereby causing the object (108) held by the handling device to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John Lawton Sharp, Ian Philip Butler Ingham, Jeffrey Mark Woods, Simon John Edwards, Andrew John Clippingdale, Jonathan James Michael Halls
  • Patent number: 9189256
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, comprising a processor configured to receive an input operation related to selecting at least a part of information related to a first user identity and at least a part of information related to a second user identity, utilize information related to the first user identity based at least in part on the input operation, and utilize information related to second user identity based at least in part on the input operation is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Simon Lawton, Peter Dalton
  • Patent number: 7982715
    Abstract: A user input section for an electronic device including a keypad display, a key, and a sheet member. The keypad display is adapted to change display of indicia on the keypad display between at least two different display modes. The key has a user depressible top section located above the display and a bottom section extending below the display. The sheet member includes a main section and a key support section connected to the main section by a living hinge. The main section is substantially stationarily connected to the keypad display. The key is connected to the key support section such that the key is adapted to move relative to the keypad display and the main section with rotation of the living hinge of the sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Lawton, Andrew Bick, James Eldon
  • Publication number: 20100125654
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, comprising a processor configured to receive an input operation related to selecting at least a part of information related to a first user identity and at least a part of information related to a second user identity, utilize information related to the first user identity based at least in part on the input operation, and utilize information related to second user identity based at least in part on the input operation is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Simon Lawton, Peter Dalton
  • Publication number: 20080150767
    Abstract: A user input section for an electronic device including a keypad display, a key, and a sheet member. The keypad display is adapted to change display of indicia on the keypad display between at least two different display modes. The key has a user depressible top section located above the display and a bottom section extending below the display. The sheet member includes a main section and a key support section connected to the main section by a living hinge. The main section is substantially stationarily connected to the keypad display. The key is connected to the key support section such that the key is adapted to move relative to the keypad display and the main section with rotation of the living hinge of the sheet member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Simon Lawton, Andrew Bick, James Eldon
  • Publication number: 20070179352
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device comprising a display for displaying graphics, text and/or combinations thereof, a processor (230) that is interfaced with said display, wherein the processor is configured to cause the display to display in a diagram, which diagram comprises a time axis indicating time relative to a habitual meal of a diabetic patient and a second axis on which units of blood glucose values are indicated, the following items: a) an indication at the point of time of the habitual meal, b) a mean or a median value of pre meal blood glucose values and/or d) a set of pre meal blood glucose measurements, and c) a mean or a median value of post meal blood glucose values, and/or e) a set of post meal blood glucose measurements. It is an advantage that said displayed items can be used as a dialogue tool between the diabetic patient and a health care personal. Furthermore, said displayed items on the device can be used as an aid in self management of diabetes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Jette Randlov, Hans Thodberg, Ulrik Poulsen, Simon Lawton
  • Patent number: 7170506
    Abstract: A hybrid electronic display combines one or more light emissive display elements (33) and one or more reflective display elements (34). The respective display element types (33, 34) are configured to display a representation of the same information to a viewer of the display and are activatable to compensate for variations in ambient lighting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: James Eldon, Simon Lawton
  • Publication number: 20060164395
    Abstract: A keypad including a set of switches; a set of key elements each capable of being moved by a user so as to operate a respective switch; and a display device, the display pattern of from which can be varied under the control of a display controller, and arranged so as to be capable of propagating two or more patterns of light from at least some of the key elements; whereby indicia may be displayed from the key elements and the displayed indicia varied under the control of the display controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: James Eldon, Simon Lawton
  • Publication number: 20030218595
    Abstract: A hybrid electronic display is disclosed and comprises a combination of one or more light emissive display elements (32) and one or more reflective display elements (33). The respective display element types (32,33) are configured to display a representation of the same information to a viewer of the display and are activatable to compensate for variations in ambient lighting conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: James Eldon, Simon Lawton