Patents by Inventor Ted Jones

Ted Jones 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: 11188294
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to transitioning a playback session between portable playback devices such as “smart” headphones, earbuds, and handheld speakers with playback devices of a zone-based media playback system. Exemplary techniques facilitate continuity of playback when transitioning between locations (e.g., from at home to on-the-go or vice versa) or between listening paradigms (e.g., personal or out-loud playback of audio content). An example implementation includes detecting a swap trigger, determining the source playback device(s) and target playback device(s), and performing a playback session swap between the source playback device(s) and target playback device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Dayn Wilberding, Youjin Nam, Tadeo T. Toulis, Jonathan Cole Harris, Patrick Devine, Nicholas A. J. Millington, Jodi Vautrin, Maria-Jose Ramos, Richard Bannon, Michael Sheldon, Ted Lin, Ron Kuper, Kirsten Lewis, Jake Harwood, Jonathan Herbst, Daniel Jones, Henry Sia
  • Publication number: 20120031545
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for customizing a gift card. The system includes a indicia carrier having a machine readable medium for an encoded account number supported on one side of the indicia carrier and being devoid of embossed account indicia on an opposite side. The system also includes a self-adhesive label adapted for application onto at least part of a surface of the indicia carrier. The system further includes means for customizing the label with a customized display. The system also includes a printer to print the customized display on the label. Additionally, the system includes a label applicator that facilitates alignment of the label with the indicia carrier for joining the label and the indicia carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Critical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Vaccaro, Ted Jones
  • Publication number: 20100223876
    Abstract: The building block interlocks with other like blocks by means of mating tongues and grooves or mating projections and recesses to form a temporary structure such as a garage or a factory. The block is hollow and less an opening through which particulate material may be selectively introduced and extracted from the hollow interior. The block may be composed of light-weight material such as polypropylene or other polymeric material so that the block can be carried and lifted easily by hand when it is empty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Ted Jones
  • Patent number: 4258204
    Abstract: Acrylate ester monomers are produced in high yield and without polymerization by reacting an .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated organic acid halide and a hydroxyl containing organic compound in the presence of molecular sieves. In the absence of molecular sieves the same reactants produce the monomer ester products in low yield and/or form polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1981
    Assignee: University Patents, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen R. Banks, Richard F. Fibiger, Ted Jones