Patents by Inventor Timothy P. Clegg

Timothy P. Clegg 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: 9547869
    Abstract: A device for making a one-touch connection wireless communication using a merchandising product with a marketing message. A merchant delivers a merchandising product to a user. The merchandising device contains an electronic module that comprises memory that stores multimedia and an identifier such as telephone number. The electronic module contains the components necessary to play the multimedia on an output device, such as a speaker or video screen. The electronic module also contains the components necessary to connect to a wireless network and to place a wireless communication using the wireless network to the identifier when a dial switch is triggered. The electronic module is activated by a main switch. In one embodiment, upon activation, the electronic module plays the multimedia on the output device. When the user triggers the dial switch, the module makes a wireless communication with the stored identifier. The wireless communication may be voice, text, e-mail and/or other digital data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: AMERICHIP, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Clegg
  • Patent number: 9394095
    Abstract: A transaction product assembly includes a perimeter frame defining a footprint, a plurality of parts maintained within the footprint of the perimeter frame, a transaction card, and a plurality of sprues. The transaction card includes a machine-readable account identifier linking the transaction card to an account or record, wherein the transaction card is maintained within the footprint of the perimeter frame. The plurality of sprues extend between the perimeter frame, the plurality of parts, and the transaction card to hold perimeter frame, the plurality of parts, and the transaction card together as a single piece. Areas within the footprint of the perimeter frame other than the plurality of parts, the transaction card, and the plurality of sprues remain substantially open and free of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrew Hartman, Brenda Irlbeck, Aaron Muther, Brian R. Holt, Eduardo Hernandez, Megan B. Engeseth, Timothy P. Clegg, Anthony V. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9275320
    Abstract: A financial transaction product includes a housing, an electrical assembly, a button, a face panel, and an account identifier. The housing includes a panel having an outside surface. The electrical assembly is maintained within the housing and includes an activation switch and at least one of a light and a speaker. Movement of the activation switch causes activation of the electrical assembly including at least one of illumination of the light and audio emission via the speaker. The button is separate from the housing and the electrical assembly and positioned over the activation switch. The face panel is formed separately from the housing and secured to the outside surface extending over the button such that user interaction with the activation switch is performed at least partially via the face panel and the button. The account identifier is coupled with the housing and associates the product with an account or record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Gaye B. Dean, Ted C. Halbur, Dave B. Smith, Timothy P. Clegg
  • Patent number: 9123059
    Abstract: A method and a device for making a wireless cellular communication using a merchandising product with a marketing message. A merchant delivers a merchandising product to a user. The merchandising device contains an electronic module that comprises memory that stores multimedia and an identifier such as telephone number. The electronic module contains the components necessary to play the multimedia, including one or more audio output devices and optionally a video screen. The electronic module also contains the components necessary to connect to a wireless network and to place a cellular communication using the wireless network to the identifier. The electronic module is activated by a switch. Upon activation, the electronic module plays the multimedia on the one or more audio output devices and, optionally, the video screen. While the multimedia is playing, the module connects to a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Clegg
  • Patent number: 9043231
    Abstract: An assembly includes a transaction product and an auxiliary vehicle. The transaction product includes a folded sheet configured to be repeatedly folded and unfolded between a collapsed position and an extended position. The folded sheet defines a substantially planar surface defining a printed track. The transaction product comprises an account identifier statically connected thereto. The account identifier links the transaction product to at least one of an account and a record and is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal. The auxiliary vehicle includes a microcontroller, one or more sensors, a motor, and at least one movable component. The microcontroller actuates the motor to induce movement of the at least one movable component propelling the auxiliary vehicle along and following the printed track based on detection of a location of the printed track as determined by the one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Gadola, Brian Robert Bennett, Kelly M. Gray, Brian R. Holt, Megan B. Engeseth, Timothy P. Clegg
  • Publication number: 20140358687
    Abstract: A method and a device for making a wireless cellular communication using a merchandising product with a marketing message. A merchant delivers a merchandising product to a user. The merchandising device contains an electronic module that comprises memory that stores multimedia and an identifier such as telephone number. The electronic module contains the components necessary to play the multimedia, including one or more audio output devices and optionally a video screen. The electronic module also contains the components necessary to connect to a wireless network and to place a cellular communication using the wireless network to the identifier. The electronic module is activated by a switch. Upon activation, the electronic module plays the multimedia on the one or more audio output devices and, optionally, the video screen. While the multimedia is playing, the module connects to a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Clegg
  • Publication number: 20140358689
    Abstract: A device for making a one-touch connection wireless communication using a merchandising product with a marketing message. A merchant delivers a merchandising product to a user. The merchandising device contains an electronic module that comprises memory that stores multimedia and an identifier such as telephone number. The electronic module contains the components necessary to play the multimedia on an output device, such as a speaker or video screen. The electronic module also contains the components necessary to connect to a wireless network and to place a wireless communication using the wireless network to the identifier when a dial switch is triggered. The electronic module is activated by a main switch. In one embodiment, upon activation, the electronic module plays the multimedia on the output device. When the user triggers the dial switch, the module makes a wireless communication with the stored identifier. The wireless communication may be voice, text, e-mail and/or other digital data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Clegg
  • Patent number: 8861942
    Abstract: A unit that includes a docking station and a tablet. The docking station includes a base having first and second docking recesses defined therein and docking station contacts positioned in at least the first docking recess. The tablet includes a housing having a video screen, a memory, at least one switch, and a power source positioned therein. The video screen, memory, at least one switch, and power source are in electrical communication and the housing includes first and second docking portions. At least the first docking portion includes tablet contacts thereon. The first and second docking portions of the tablet are positioned in the first and second docking recesses and the tablet contacts are in electrical communication with the docking station contacts. The tablet is removable from the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Rossiter, Timothy P. Clegg
  • Publication number: 20140291408
    Abstract: A financial transaction product includes a housing, an electrical assembly, a button, a face panel, and an account identifier. The housing includes a panel having an outside surface. The electrical assembly is maintained within the housing and includes an activation switch and at least one of a light and a speaker. Movement of the activation switch causes activation of the electrical assembly including at least one of illumination of the light and audio emission via the speaker. The button is separate from the housing and the electrical assembly and positioned over the activation switch. The face panel is formed separately from the housing and secured to the outside surface extending over the button such that user interaction with the activation switch is performed at least partially via the face panel and the button. The account identifier is coupled with the housing and associates the product with an account or record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Gaye B. DEAN, Ted C. HALBUR, Dave B. SMITH, Timothy P. CLEGG
  • Publication number: 20140183074
    Abstract: A transaction product assembly includes a perimeter frame defining a footprint, a plurality of parts maintained within the footprint of the perimeter frame, a transaction card, and a plurality of sprues. The transaction card includes a machine-readable account identifier linking the transaction card to an account or record, wherein the transaction card is maintained within the footprint of the perimeter frame. The plurality of sprues extend between the perimeter frame, the plurality of parts, and the transaction card to hold perimeter frame, the plurality of parts, and the transaction card together as a single piece. Areas within the footprint of the perimeter frame other than the plurality of parts, the transaction card, and the plurality of sprues remain substantially open and free of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: David Andrew Hartman, Brenda Irlbeck, Aaron Muther, Brian R. Holt, Eduardo Hernandez, Megan B. Engeseth, Timothy P. Clegg, Anthony V. Roberts
  • Patent number: D716796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P Clegg, Michael D Ronk, Anthony V Roberts
  • Patent number: D720004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Roberts, Timothy P. Clegg, Timothy D. Schumann
  • Patent number: D723552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Clegg, Anthony V Roberts
  • Patent number: D756946
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Americhip Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P Clegg, Anthony V Roberts
  • Patent number: D791093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc
    Inventors: Timothy P Clegg, Kai Bong Yu
  • Patent number: D791236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Clegg, Anthony V Roberts
  • Patent number: D819741
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P Clegg, Anthony V Roberts, Kevin C Clegg
  • Patent number: D819742
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc
    Inventors: Timothy P Clegg, Anthony V Roberts, Kevin C Clegg
  • Patent number: D819743
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Americhip, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P Clegg, Anthony V Roberts, Kevin C Clegg
  • Patent number: D823819
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Americhip Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P Clegg, Kai Bong Yu