Patents by Inventor Stephen S. Daniell

Stephen S. Daniell 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: 20190217658
    Abstract: A system for mounting a covering (e.g., a fabric material) upon a frame is constructed from a plurality of elongated frame parts. Each frame part has two mitered ends and a channel formed therein. The related mounting method includes the steps of: (a) using a jig to hold the fabric material against the frame; (b) inserting a plurality of retaining splines within respective channels so as to capture the fabric material within the channels between one retaining spline and a corresponding floor of the channel, whereby a plurality of corner pleats are formed; and (c) using a tool to invert each corner pleat into a corner joint formed between respective adjacent frame parts so as to form an internal fold at each corner of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Theodore Petroulas, Paul Dowd, Ryan Kelly, Bennet Otto Poepping, Kevin Skeuse, Erol Searfoss, Jack Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20190210359
    Abstract: A printing system capable of accurately positioning a lenticular array in registration with a rectilinear raster includes a printer that is capable of printing onto a printable surface. The printer has a main support surface on which the printable surface rests. The system further includes a series of raised parallel relief features being spatially formed along a printable substrate that is supported by the main support surface. The raised parallel relief features are raised to a sufficient height above the printable substrate such that when the lenticular array is disposed upon the raised parallel relief features, each raised parallel relief feature fits and is disposed within a valley formed between two respective adjoining lenticules of the lenticular array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 10245825
    Abstract: A printing system capable of accurately positioning a lenticular array in registration with a rectilinear raster includes a printer that is capable of printing onto a printable surface. The printer has a main support surface on which the printable surface rests. The system further includes a series of raised parallel relief features being spatially formed along a printable substrate that is supported by the main support surface. The raised parallel relief features are raised to a sufficient height above the printable substrate such that when the lenticular array is disposed upon the raised parallel relief features, each raised parallel relief feature fits and is disposed within a valley formed between two respective adjoining lenticules of the lenticular array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Stephen S. Daniell, Steven M. Spiro, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 10189299
    Abstract: A system for mounting a covering (e.g., a fabric material) upon a frame is constructed from a plurality of elongated frame parts. Each frame part has two mitered ends and a channel formed therein. The related mounting method includes the steps of: (a) using a jig to hold the fabric material against the frame; (b) inserting a plurality of retaining splines within respective channels so as to capture the fabric material within the channels between one retaining spline and a corresponding floor of the channel, whereby a plurality of corner pleats are formed; and (c) using a tool to invert each corner pleat into a corner joint formed between respective adjacent frame parts so as to form an internal fold at each corner of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tracer Imaging LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Theodore Petroulas, Paul Dowd, Ryan Kelly, Bennet Otto Poepping, Kevin Skeuse, Erol Searfoss, Jack Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20180264805
    Abstract: A printing system capable of accurately positioning a lenticular array in registration with a rectilinear raster includes a printer that is capable of printing onto a printable surface. The printer has a main support surface on which the printable surface rests. The system further includes a series of raised parallel relief features being spatially formed along a printable substrate that is supported by the main support surface. The raised parallel relief features are raised to a sufficient height above the printable substrate such that when the lenticular array is disposed upon the raised parallel relief features, each raised parallel relief feature fits and is disposed within a valley formed between two respective adjoining lenticules of the lenticular array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen S. Daniell, Steven M. Spiro, Daniel L. Lau
  • Publication number: 20180253996
    Abstract: A lenticular label for a container, such as a curved glass bottle, is formed of a lenticular array having a plurality of lenticules on a front face and a smooth back face and a compliant base layer having first and second faces. A first adhesive is disposed between the first face of the compliant base layer and the smooth back face of the lenticular array. The first adhesive is in substantial contact with both the first face of the compliant base layer and the smooth back face of the lenticular array. A second adhesive is disposed upon the second face of the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell
  • Publication number: 20180199736
    Abstract: A spline installation device for use with a spline/rail type frame to assemble the splines to the rails. The device including a base that defines a platform for receiving a frame subassembly; and a plurality of linkages that are disposed about the platform and coupled to the base. Each linkage is configured to move between a first position in which a fence bearing surface thereof is at an angle other than 90 degrees relative to the platform and a second position in which the fence bearing surface is set at an at least substantially 90 degree angle relative to the platform for locking and holding the frame subassembly in place. The linkages further being configured to receive a spline instillation tool for locking the splines in place relative to the rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Kevin Skeuse, Paul Dowd
  • Patent number: 9934705
    Abstract: A lenticular label for a container, such as a curved glass bottle, is formed of a lenticular array having a plurality of lenticules on a front face and a smooth back face and a compliant base layer having first and second faces. A first adhesive is disposed between the first face of the compliant base layer and the smooth back face of the lenticular array. The first adhesive is in substantial contact with both the first face of the compliant base layer and the smooth back face of the lenticular array. A second adhesive is disposed upon the second face of the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell
  • Patent number: 9919515
    Abstract: A printing system capable of accurately positioning a lenticular array in registration with a rectilinear raster includes a printer that is capable of printing onto a printable surface. The printer has a main support surface on which the printable surface rests. The system further includes a series of raised parallel relief features being spatially formed along a printable substrate that is supported by the main support surface. The raised parallel relief features are raised to a sufficient height above the printable substrate such that when the lenticular array is disposed upon the raised parallel relief features, each raised parallel relief feature fits and is disposed within a valley formed between two respective adjoining lenticules of the lenticular array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Stephen S. Daniell, Steven M. Spiro, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 9924069
    Abstract: A method of integrating a radial zoom effect with a complementary radial image transition effect includes integrating the effects such that the two blended radial effects share a common center, and thereby share common displacement paths during the perceived transition. In addition to the visual appeal of the effect, the invention also resolves operational incompatibilities between the practice of commercial photography and the practice of lenticular printing. A lenticular product is formed in accordance with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 9900412
    Abstract: A case for a mobile electronic device is configured such that it is not necessary to fully separate parts of the case in order to install, remove or replace a graphic insert. The user is only required to access an interior bay to a degree sufficient to introduce or extract a graphic insert. This access is accomplished by the limited relative displacement of two distinct structural components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Stephen S. Daniell, Steven M. Spiro, Theodore J. Bonnano
  • Publication number: 20170217160
    Abstract: A printing system capable of accurately positioning a lenticular array in registration with a rectilinear raster includes a printer that is capable of printing onto a printable surface. The printer has a main support surface on which the printable surface rests. The system further includes a series of raised parallel relief features being spatially formed along a printable substrate that is supported by the main support surface. The raised parallel relief features are raised to a sufficient height above the printable substrate such that when the lenticular array is disposed upon the raised parallel relief features, each raised parallel relief feature fits and is disposed within a valley formed between two respective adjoining lenticules of the lenticular array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen S. Daniell, Steven M. Spiro, Daniel L. Lau
  • Publication number: 20170201649
    Abstract: A method of integrating a radial zoom effect with a complementary radial image transition effect includes integrating the effects such that the two blended radial effects share a common center, and thereby share common displacement paths during the perceived transition. In addition to the visual appeal of the effect, the invention also resolves operational incompatibilities between the practice of commercial photography and the practice of lenticular printing. A lenticular product is formed in accordance with this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Daniel L. Lau
  • Publication number: 20170195468
    Abstract: A case for a mobile electronic device is configured such that it is not necessary to fully separate parts of the case in order to install, remove or replace a graphic insert. The user is only required to access an interior bay to a degree sufficient to introduce or extract a graphic insert. This access is accomplished by the limited relative displacement of two distinct structural components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen S. Daniell, Steven M. Spiro, Theodore J. Bonnano
  • Publication number: 20170151772
    Abstract: A system for mounting a covering (e.g., a fabric material) upon a frame is constructed from a plurality of elongated frame parts. Each frame part has two mitered ends and a channel formed therein. The related mounting method includes the steps of: (a) using a jig to hold the fabric material against the frame; (b) inserting a plurality of retaining splines within respective channels so as to capture the fabric material within the channels between one retaining spline and a corresponding floor of the channel, whereby a plurality of corner pleats are formed; and (c) using a tool to invert each corner pleat into a corner joint formed between respective adjacent frame parts so as to form an internal fold at each corner of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Theodore Petroulas, Paul Dowd, Ryan Kelly, Bennett Poepping, Kevin Skeuse, Erol Searfoss, Jack Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9568649
    Abstract: A method of integrating a radial zoom effect with a complementary radial image transition effect includes integrating the effects such that the two blended radial effects share a common center, and thereby share common displacement paths during the perceived transition. In addition to the visual appeal of the effect, the invention also resolves operational incompatibilities between the practice of commercial photography and the practice of lenticular printing. A lenticular product is formed in accordance with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 9565279
    Abstract: A case for a mobile electronic device is configured such that it is not necessary to fully separate parts of the case in order to install, remove or replace a graphic insert. The user is only required to access an interior bay to a degree sufficient to introduce or extract a graphic insert. This access is accomplished by the limited relative displacement of two distinct structural components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Stephen S. Daniell, Steven M. Spiro, Theodore J. Bonnano
  • Publication number: 20160140881
    Abstract: A lenticular label for a container, such as a curved glass bottle, is formed of a lenticular array having a plurality of lenticules on a front face and a smooth back face and a compliant base layer having first and second faces. A first adhesive is disposed between the first face of the compliant base layer and the smooth back face of the lenticular array. The first adhesive is in substantial contact with both the first face of the compliant base layer and the smooth back face of the lenticular array. A second adhesive is disposed upon the second face of the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell
  • Publication number: 20160109624
    Abstract: A method of integrating a radial zoom effect with a complementary radial image transition effect includes integrating the effects such that the two blended radial effects share a common center, and thereby share common displacement paths during the perceived transition. In addition to the visual appeal of the effect, the invention also resolves operational incompatibilities between the practice of commercial photography and the practice of lenticular printing. A lenticular product is formed in accordance with this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 9171392
    Abstract: A method of integrating a radial zoom effect with a complementary radial image transition effect includes integrating the effects such that the two blended radial effects share a common center, and thereby share common displacement paths during the perceived transition. In addition to the visual appeal of the effect, the invention also resolves operational incompatibilities between the practice of commercial photography and the practice of lenticular printing. A lenticular product is formed in accordance with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: TRACER IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Spiro, Stephen S. Daniell, Daniel L. Lau