Patents by Inventor Will Shatford

Will Shatford 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: 9328894
    Abstract: A light engine has a pillar with first and second ends; a circuit board on the first end of the pillar, a light source mounted on the circuit board encircling the pillar and facing towards the second end of the pillar, and a surface extending from the second end of the pillar, that surface and the exterior of the pillar between that surface and the circuit board being coated with a reflective remote phosphor that is excited by light from the light source. The light engine may be used in a light bulb, with a frosted globe enclosing the circuit board and mounted round the outer edge of the phosphor-coated surface, and an Edison screw or other standard base connected to the second end of the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Waqidi Falicoff, Yupin Sun, Will Shatford, William Parkyn
  • Patent number: 8896198
    Abstract: An LED lamp is disclosed comprising a remote phosphor patch on or near the interior surface of a translucent sphere. The phosphor is illuminated by an adjacent light box containing blue LEDs, located within the lamp below the transmissive phosphor patch or alternatively above a reflective phosphor patch. The reflective patch can be either fully or partially populated with phosphor. Below the light box is an electronics bay, and below that is an Edison screw-in base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Waqidi Falicoff, Yupin Sun, Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20130057140
    Abstract: An LED lamp is disclosed comprising a remote phosphor patch on or near the interior surface of a translucent sphere. The phosphor is illuminated by an adjacent light box containing blue LEDs, located within the lamp below the transmissive phosphor patch or alternatively above a reflective phosphor patch. The reflective patch can be either fully or partially populated with phosphor. Below the light box is an electronics bay, and below that is an Edison screw-in base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: LIGHT PRESCRIPTIONS INNOVATORS, LLC
    Inventors: Waqidi Falicoff, Yupin Sun, Will Shatford
  • Patent number: 8253316
    Abstract: An LED-powered replacement for the conventional incandescent screw-in light bulb comprises a phosphor coated sphere emitting white light into the same spherical pattern as a frosted incandescent bulb. In one embodiment inside the hollow sphere there is a dielectric cone emitting blue light, which causes the phosphor coating to glow. The blue light comes into the cone from a dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator (DTIRC), which receives light from a conical reflector surrounding an LED array. The array has blue chips for energizing the phosphor and red chips for supplementing the phosphor light, enabling separate electronic control of the color temperature as well as the overall luminosity of the LED Lamp. Both blue and red chips are controlled by a quantum dimmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Yupin Sun, Waqidi Falicoff, Will Shatford
  • Patent number: 8076869
    Abstract: In one method of and apparatus for varying the luminosity of illumination, each of a plurality of light sources has an on state in which it emits light and an off state in which it does not emit light. Each of the plurality of light sources is switched cyclically between the on state and the off state in a sequence over a cycle period. The switching sequence is selected such that the number of said light sources that are on is uniform over the cycle. The luminosity of the illumination is varied by varying the proportion of each cycle for which each light source is switched on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Will Shatford, Waqidi Falicoff, William A. Parkyn, Yupin Sun
  • Publication number: 20110096552
    Abstract: A light engine has a pillar with first and second ends; a circuit board on the first end of the pillar, a light source mounted on the circuit board encircling the pillar and facing towards the second end of the pillar, and a surface extending from the second end of the pillar, that surface and the exterior of the pillar between that surface and the circuit board being coated with a reflective remote phosphor that is excited by light from the light source. The light engine may be used in a light bulb, with a frosted globe enclosing the circuit board and mounted round the outer edge of the phosphor-coated surface, and an Edison screw or other standard base connected to the second end of the pillar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Waqidi Falicoff, Yupin Sun, Will Shatford, William Parkyn
  • Publication number: 20100289395
    Abstract: An LED-powered replacement for the conventional incandescent screw-in light bulb comprises a phosphor coated sphere emitting white light into the same spherical pattern as a frosted incandescent bulb. In one embodiment inside the hollow sphere there is a dielectric cone emitting blue light, which causes the phosphor coating to glow. The blue light comes into the cone from a dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator (DTIRC), which receives light from a conical reflector surrounding an LED array. The array has blue chips for energizing the phosphor and red chips for supplementing the phosphor light, enabling separate electronic control of the color temperature as well as the overall luminosity of the LED Lamp. Both blue and red chips are controlled by a quantum dimmer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Yupin Sun, Waqidi Falicoff, Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20100097002
    Abstract: In one method of and apparatus for varying the luminosity of illumination, each of a plurality of light sources has an on state in which it emits light and an off state in which it does not emit light. Each of the plurality of light sources is switched cyclically between the on state and the off state in a sequence over a cycle period. The switching sequence is selected such that the number of said light sources that are on is uniform over the cycle. The luminosity of the illumination is varied by varying the proportion of each cycle for which each light source is switched on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Will Shatford, Waqidi Falicoff, William A. Parkyn, Yupin Sun
  • Patent number: 7410054
    Abstract: Provided is a system, apparatus and methods of use for the safe and easy handling and disposing of light bulbs. The system provides a disposal tube comprising one or more layers of puncture resistant material and a means for absorbing metals or gasses that may be released when the light bulb is broken, such as by externally striking the disposal tube and the bulb contained therein. The invention also provides a method for using the disposal tube as a means to safely handle and store the light bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: MDS, Inc.
    Inventors: Will Shatford, Robert L. Czubiak
  • Publication number: 20080028230
    Abstract: A biometric proximity card and an access system cooperating with such card are disclosed. The card has a biometric sensor, and a memory storing a reference biometric datum, for example, a fingerprint, for an authorized user. Only when a biometric datum of an actual user matches the stored biometric datum, a pseudorandom PIN generator generates a one-time passcode that can be detected and validated by a door panel or other proximity sensor controlling access to a building or other resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: TRI-D Systems, inc.
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20070133591
    Abstract: In a method and system for initializing a time-based one-time-passcode authenticating token, a clock of the token is started at a known initial setting. The token generates an initial one-time-passcode using the time on the clock. Initialization information including the initial one-time-passcode is sent to a server. When the initialization information is received at the server, the server is configured to generate expected one-time-passcodes using the same clock time as the token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: TRI-D Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20070130474
    Abstract: In one embodiment of a method of and system for creating one-time-passcodes, a one-time-passcode is created using a value representing the time on a clock. Where a second or subsequent one-time passcode is required before the time value has incremented, the time value is modified and the second or subsequent passcode is created using the modified time value. The modified time value does not represent a time on the clock within a predetermined period of the actual time on the clock. Otherwise unused most-significant bits of the clock value may be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: TRI-D Systems, inc.
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20070078783
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus, system and methods for accessing information utilizing an authentication system for verifying that a user is an authorized user of the information access device, and that activation of the device is valid to access the information. The authentication system included in the device issued to an authorized user, reads a user's fingerprint using a reader and compares the user's fingerprint as read with a stored fingerprint of the authorized user of the device, thereby determining if the user is the authorized user. If the user is the authorized user, a pseudo-random generator generates a personal identification number for use by the user to validate activation of the device for accessing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Applicant: Tri-D Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Patent number: 7155416
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus, system and methods for accessing information utilizing an authentication system for verifying that a user is an authorized user of the information access device, and that activation of the device is valid to access the information. The authentication system included in the device issued to an authorized user, reads a user's fingerprint using a reader and compares the user's fingerprint as read with a stored fingerprint of the authorized user of the device, thereby determining if the user is the authorized user. If the user is the authorized user, a pseudo-random generator generates a personal identification number for use by the user to validate activation of the device for accessing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Tri-D Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20060120578
    Abstract: A method for print analysis comprising compiling a list of sample minutiae points from a sample image, assigning a predetermined set of evaluation criteria to each sample minutiae point, performing a first matching process to determine a list of potential matching points residing in a template image, performing a second matching process whereby each potentially matching pair is evaluated in accordance to a second set of predetermined evaluation criteria, and determining if the sample image matches the template image based upon results of the second matching process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20060078178
    Abstract: A sensor for obtaining fingerprint images comprising a row of sensing elements for obtaining a plurality of snapshots of a fingerprint as a finger passes the sensor and at least one reference grid, wherein comparisons made upon images obtained from the reference grid are used to control the rate at which snapshots are obtained by the row of sensing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20050268110
    Abstract: A multi-function token comprising a body with a front and rear face, a microchip embedded in the body, an interface to the microchip on the front face of the body, and a display on the front face of said body, wherein an authentication code is optically output via the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20050190954
    Abstract: A apparatus for obtaining a print image comprising an array of transistors, a gate layer coupled to a gate voltage level, and a compressible dielectric layer, wherein said array of transistors provides an output indicative of said print image by sensing pressure levels associated with said print image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20050182946
    Abstract: A method and computer device for generating a pseudo-random value string of N characters for an authentication token. The method partitions a message digest into at least one segment, each segment comprising a number of consecutive bits from the message digest, wherein the segments are consecutive when taken together, such that a first segment begins with the most significant bit and a last segment ends with the least significant bit. For each segment, the method converts the bits to a decimal value, and compares the decimal value to a set of satisfactory values, wherein each entry in the set includes a valid decimal value and a corresponding character representation. When the decimal value matches a valid decimal value in set of satisfactory values and the length of the pseudo-random value is less than N, the method appends the corresponding character representation of the decimal value to the pseudo- random value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventor: Will Shatford
  • Publication number: 20050182927
    Abstract: An authentication token that comprises a flexible solar cell array, a display, a processor, and a memory disposed in communication with the processor. Wherein the processor is configured to receive a signal from the flexible solar cell array, and, if the authentication token has been activated, compute a one-time passcode, and send the one-time passcode to the display. A device for communicating with the authentication token comprises a slot for receiving the authentication token; an optical character reader for recognizing characters on the display of the authentication token, and a hi-intensity strobe light for sending light pulses to the flexible solar cell array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventor: Will Shatford