Patents by Inventor William Reeve

William Reeve 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: 20190272796
    Abstract: A display device for conformal mounting on a curved surface inclined at an oblique angle relative to a horizontal plane, the display device comprising: a plurality of pixels, a first set of conductive lines connected to the plurality of pixels; and a second set of conductive lines connected to the plurality of pixels, wherein the first set of conductive lines and the second set of conductive lines are arranged to define a shape of each of the plurality of pixels such that the pixels appear, to a viewer, to extend at least one of horizontally or vertically across the display device when the display device is mounted on the curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Barry Wild, William Reeves, James Harding
  • Patent number: 9947723
    Abstract: A multiple layer pixel architecture for an active matrix display is provided having a common bus line on a metal level separate from that on which the gate electrodes of the thin-film transistors (TFTs) are formed. A multilayer electronic structure includes a TFT for driving a pixel of an active matrix optoelectronic device and a capacitor for storing charge to maintain an electrical state of said active matrix pixel, wherein the structure includes a substrate bearing at least four conducting layers separated by at least three dielectric layers, first and second ones of said conducting layers defining drain/source electrodes and a gate electrode of said transistor respectively, and third and fourth ones of said conducting layers defining respective first and second plates of said capacitor, wherein said capacitor and said transistor are laterally positioned such that they overlap in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FlexEnable Limited
    Inventors: Kieran Reynolds, Catherine Ramsdale, Kevin Jacobs, William Reeves
  • Patent number: 9846346
    Abstract: A technique, comprising: providing a pixelated display unit comprising an array of pixels, wherein the optical output for each pixel is independently controllable; applying a first color filter overlay to a viewing surface of said pixelated display unit, said first color filter overlay defining a first color pattern including one or more areas of a single color continuously extending over a plurality of pixels; operating said pixelated display unit to produce regions of differing brightnesses within said first color pattern; peeling said first color filter overlay from said viewing surface of said display unit; applying a second color filter overlay to said viewing surface of said display unit, said second color filter overlay defining a second color pattern including one or more areas of a single color continuously extending over a plurality of pixels; and operating said pixelated display unit to produce regions of differing brightnesses within said second color pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FLEXENABLE LIMITED
    Inventors: Guillaume Fichet, William Reeves
  • Publication number: 20170047810
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for generating electrical energy is provided comprising: an electrical energy-generating device for generating electricity in response to input mechanical action; a gravity powered drive for supplying the said mechanical action to the electricity-generating device by the descent of a suspended mass under the force of gravity; and a re-energising mechanism adapted to cause the gravity powered drive to operate whilst the mass is being raised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Philip RIDDIFORD, James William REEVES, T. A. POLAK
  • Publication number: 20160380031
    Abstract: A multiple layer pixel architecture for an active matrix display is provided having a common bus line on a metal level separate from that on which the gate electrodes of the thin-film transistors (TFTs) are formed. A multilayer electronic structure includes a TFT for driving a pixel of an active matrix optoelectronic device and a capacitor for storing charge to maintain an electrical state of said active matrix pixel, wherein the structure includes a substrate bearing at least four conducting layers separated by at least three dielectric layers, first and second ones of said conducting layers defining drain/source electrodes and a gate electrode of said transistor respectively, and third and fourth ones of said conducting layers defining respective first and second plates of said capacitor, wherein said capacitor and said transistor are laterally positioned such that they overlap in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kieran Reynolds, Catherine Ramsdale, Kevin Jacobs, William Reeves
  • Publication number: 20160240148
    Abstract: A method of displaying colour data on an electronic paper display is displayed. The method comprises providing an electronic paper display having display pixels at a display pixel pitch and providing a colour filter for said display. Said colour filter comprises groups of coloured filter elements, each said coloured filter element having one of a plurality of different colours, wherein each group of coloured filter elements defines a pattern of said coloured filter elements. In said pattern a coloured filter element overlies an integral number, n, of said display pixels, where n is two or more. The method also comprises providing colour image data defining a plurality of colour image planes, one for each of said different colours. Data in a said colour image plane comprises image pixel data defining values for image pixels corresponding to said display pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: William Reeves
  • Publication number: 20160140882
    Abstract: A display assembly comprising: a magnetic support (18); at least one display panel (12) comprising a magnetic member (14); wherein said at least one display panel (12) is releasably mounted to said magnetic support (18) to form a display area on a front side of said support; and an electronic driver unit mounted to said support wherein said at least one display panel is electrically coupled to said electronic driver unit to drive said at least one display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Andreas Doebelt, William Reeves
  • Patent number: 9331132
    Abstract: A multiple layer pixel architecture for an active matrix display is provided in which a common bus line is formed on a metal level which is separate from that on which the gate electrodes of the thin-film transistors (TFTS) are formed. A multilayer electronic structure adapted to solution deposition, the structure includes a TFT for driving a pixel of an active matrix optoelectronic device and a capacitor for storing charge to maintain an electrical state of said active matrix pixel, wherein the structure includes a substrate bearing at least four conducting layers separeted by at least three dielectric layers, first and second ones of said conducting layers defining drain/source electrodes and a gate electrode of said transistor respectively, and third and fourth ones of said conducting layers defining respective first and second plates of said capacitor, and wherein said capacitor and said transistor are laterally positioned such that they overlap in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: FLEXENABLE LIMITED
    Inventors: Kieran Reynolds, Catherine Ramsdale, Kevin Jacobs, William Reeves
  • Publication number: 20160094107
    Abstract: A portable apparatus if provided for generating electrical energy. The apparatus has an electrical energy-generating device for generating electricity in response to input mechanical action, and a gravity powered drive for supplying the said mechanical action to the electricity-generating device by the descent of a suspended mass under the force of gravity. A protection system is provided to prevent a drive force, experienced by the electrical energy-generating device due to the input mechanical action, from exceeding a predetermined threshold as a result of an overload condition. The protection system may perform the dual function of physically protecting the electrical energy-generating device whilst also providing clear feedback to the user that the apparatus is subjected to an undesirable overload condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Philip RIDDIFORD, James William REEVES
  • Publication number: 20160014882
    Abstract: The application generally relates to reflective display apparatus having a flexible display panel and driver electronics to drive the flexible display panel and methods of forming a flexible display unit for a reflective display apparatus having a flexible display panel and driver electronics to drive the flexible display panel, and more particularly to tiled displays comprising reflective, e.g., electrophoretic, display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Jan Jongman, William Reeves
  • Patent number: 9223181
    Abstract: A technique comprising: assembling together a front plane (1) comprising a first flexible substrate (4) supporting a display medium (6a) and a backplane (2) comprising a second flexible substrate (8) supporting an array of electronic elements (9) for controlling said display medium; and creating an electrically conductive connection between first and second conductive elements (5 10) on opposing faces of the frontplane and backplane by sandwiching an electrically conductive structure (3) between the frontplane and backplane in the region of the first and second conductive elements, wherein the conductive structure is at least more flexible than the least flexible one of the front plane and backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: PLASTIC LOGIC LIMITED
    Inventors: James Watts, William Reeves, Sharjil Siddique
  • Publication number: 20150296063
    Abstract: We describe an electronic device including a display screen and having a housing, the housing having a front, display surface, wherein the display is a flexible display, and wherein the flexible display is bent at an angle to said display surface. In embodiments the flexible display comprises a flexible substrate bearing a display medium and interface electronics along one edge, and wherein said flexible display is bent such that a display portion of said display medium corresponds with said display surface and wherein said interface electronics are located in or beyond a bent region of said flexible display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventor: William Reeves
  • Publication number: 20150277496
    Abstract: A foldable electronic display comprising first and second display panels. Each said display panel has opposed viewing and back sides and a curved edge between said viewing and back sides. Each display panel further comprises an array of pixels comprising display medium an electronics to control said array of pixels to display an image on said viewing side. The display comprises coupling means configured to retain a said edge of said first display panel adjacent to and substantially aligned to a said edge of said second display panel. The pixel array of at least said first display panel is curved to extend from said front, viewing side of the display panel at least to a region of said curved edge of the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: William Reeves, Peter Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20150206466
    Abstract: A method of testing an electronic electrophoretic display comprising: connecting a remote device to said electronic display and displaying a user interface on said remote device. A user input to begin testing is then received and an an initialisation signal is sent from said remote device to said electronic display to clear said display. Another user input to display an image is then received and an image file is sent from said remote device to said electronic display to test said electronic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: William Reeves, Robert Jackson
  • Patent number: 9001024
    Abstract: We describe an electronic document reading device having a front, display surface and a device rear surface, the device including a connector mounted on an edge of the device. The device includes a back panel having an exterior surface to provide the rear surface and an interior surface, wherein the back panel is substantially transparent and the interior surface of the back panel is substantially opaque, and wherein the back panel has a cut-out for the connector such that a rear surface of the connector is substantially flush with the device rear surface provided by the exterior of the transparent back panel, such that the opaque interior surface of the transparent back panel gives the impression of a device thinner than a physical thickness of the device defined by the substantially flush connector rear surface and the device rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Plastic Logic Limited
    Inventors: Carl Hayton, William Reeves, Ben Watson, David Fisher
  • Patent number: 8941979
    Abstract: A foldable keyboard including an upper housing having a plurality of keys, a lower housing having a plurality of keys, a spine member configured for pivotally connecting the upper and lower housings along a horizontal axis defined by the upper and lower housings, and a hinge mechanism provided in the spine member and configured for enabling movement of the upper housing relative to the lower housing to move the keyboard between a closed configuration and an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, James William Reeves
  • Patent number: 8836970
    Abstract: We describe a portable paperless electronic printer for displaying a printed document on an electronic paper display. The paperless electronic printer includes an input to receive print data from an output of a printer driver of a computerised electronic device, a non-volatile electrophoretic display to provide an electronic paper display of stored said print data for a said document page to mimic said document page when printed on paper; and a processor coupled to said input, to non-volatile memory, and to said non-volatile electrophoretic display and configured to input said print data, to store said data derived from said print data in said non-volatile memory, and to provide to said non-volatile electrophoretic display data for displaying a said document page derived from said stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Plastic Logic Limited
    Inventors: Duncan Barclay, William Reeves, Henning Sirringhaus
  • Patent number: 8791626
    Abstract: A spark plug includes an insulator having a first end, the insulator having a center axis and a center electrode coupled to the insulator and having a center electrode tip extending beyond the first end of the insulator. The spark plug further includes a ground electrode having an end spaced from an end of the center electrode, the ground electrode having a first portion extending substantially parallel to the center axis and a second portion extending at an angle from the first portion and relative to the center axis. A ground electrode tip is disposed on the second portion of the ground electrode, wherein the ground electrode tip is spaced from the center electrode tip. A ring member is operatively connected to the center electrode proximate the center electrode tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Fram Group IP LLC
    Inventors: Matthew B. Below, Jeffrey T. Boehler, Jerry Williams Reeves, Jr., Philip Treier
  • Patent number: 8769772
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a mobile electronic device is provided with a linkage mechanism that couples first and second members of the device such that the device may be moved between a first position and a second position. The linkage mechanism includes a linkage intermediate the first and second members, the linkage having a fixed length. The linkage mechanism further includes a motion constraint mechanism that constrains movement of the first member with respect to the second member to a controlled motion. The linkage mechanism described herein may further provide that the top member rotates without increasing the length or width of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Martin Riddiford, James William Reeves
  • Patent number: 8766520
    Abstract: A ground electrode is provided having a ground electrode body, the ground electrode body having an anchored end and a non-anchored end opposite the anchored end. The ground electrode includes a plateau extending from a surface of the ground electrode body adjacent the non-anchored end. In illustrative embodiments, the plateau is formed by removing a portion of the ground electrode body near the non-anchored end. The plateau is configured to be exposed around its periphery. A noble metal tip is fixably attached to the plateau.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fram Group IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Boehler, Matthew B. Below, Jerry Williams Reeves, Jr., Ovidio Bocanegra, Jayme R. Eastman, Timothy M. Frech