US D706,241 and D706,240 6/13/2014 HEADPHONE HOLDER Szymanski: Aaron, Blonder: Greg E.
- Design for a headphone that converts from over-the-ears to speakers. Sold as Flips.
US 8,146,739 4/3/2012 STORAGE MEDIUM CASE Blonder Greg E.
- An all-corrugated cardboard CD case, where the CD acts as a latch to keep the case closed. Lightweight, inexpensive and fits standard CD storage units. More information on the case2case available here.
US D623,502 and D623,501 9/14/2010 HEADPHONE HOLDER Blonder: Greg E.
- Design for an earbud cord organizer, in the shape of a "U". Wrapping the cord in a figure 8 pattern cancels out any twists. Simple, compact and convenient. More details at talusfurniture.com
US D588,938 3/24/2009 CLOCK Blonder
- A clock in the shape of a slide rule. One ruler carries the date, the other the minutes. See this link for more details and a short movie.
US 7,351,467 4/1/2008 BEVERAGE SAFETY LID Blonder
- A temperature sensitive c))motion plastic film is attached over a cup's drinking spout. When the liquid is too hot to safely drink, the plastic film obscures the spout. When the liquid is cool enough to consume, the film bends out of the way of the spout.
USt D511,912 11/29/2005 TABLE Blonder
- The talus table, that converts from a nested cube to a pair of cantilevered coffee tables.
US 6,966,812 11/22/2005 THERMALLY MOVABLE PLASTIC DEVICES AND TOYS Blonder
- A smart plastic film that automatically bends with temperature, thus controlling sunlight ingress or helping to ventilate an enclosed area. Important applications in building envelope managment.
06/15/2004 DIGITAL TIMEPIECE WITH APPROXIMATE TIME MESSAGING Blonder;
watches are precise and easy to read, yet misleading. At first glance,
11:58 seems no closer to noon than 11:23. Digits are digits. Analog
watches, on the other hand, more closely match experience to time,
but are hard to read. In this design, a digital display shows both
a digital hour and a phrase that roughly matches to analog time- i.e.
"A little past 4", or "Nearly 5".
Don't let time be your master. For more details, see talusfurniture.com
09/01/2000 WORD-SERIAL READER FOR NETWORK DEVICES HAVING LIMITED DISPLAY
CAPABILITY Blonder; Greg E.; Weimer; David M.; Wellner; Pierre David
is difficult to read a long message on a small screen. In this device,
information is presented on the display by sequentially flashing words
on the display. Surprisingly, our research showed the sequential flashing
of text is easier to understand than scrolling- and can be flashed
at relatively high speed. The patent also provides for a user navigation
system as well. An excellent choice for pagers, cellphones or PDAs.
03/14/00 TRANSPARENT DISPLAY WITH DIFFUSER BACKED MICROTEXTURED
ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF Blonder, Greg
E.; Johnson, Bertrand; Wong, Y-H
LCDs are typically illuminated with a plastic light guide sheet. Light
from a fluorescent tube fills the sheet, and small white dots are
screen on the sheet surface to divert light to the LCD. In this patent,
the sheet is covered with tiny clear bumps, which act like prisms
to divert the light. This technique is inexpensive and can control
the light uniformity and emission direction.
7/6/99 SYSTEM FOR DIRECTLY SENSING THE ORIENTATION OF A TRACKBALL Blonder,
Greg E., Knoedl, Jr. George
most trackballs and computer mice, the ball mechanically rotates two
sensors by frictionally spinning a pair of orthogonal axles connected
to the sensors. Of course, this mechanical system is prone to dirt
clogging the axles and skips and jumps of the cursor from gunk on
the ball. A better mouse still employs a rotating ball, but senses
the ball's position capacitively. That is, under the surface of the
ball are buried an array of metal plates, and a capacitive sensor
takes a "snap shot" of the array every few milliseconds. By comparing
two capacitive snap shots, the balls rotational speed and direction
can be deduced. The same trick can be employed with an array of dots
on the ball, with a digital camera taking a snap shot of the array.
This principle underlies the Logitech "Marble" series of trackballs.
11/10/98 POSITION SENSING SYSTEMS INCLUDING MAGNETORESISTIVE ELEMENTS
Blonder, Greg E.; Boie, Robert Albert; Jin, Sungho; McCormack, Mark
- A graphics
tablet incorporating magnetoresistive materials. The position
of the stylus is conveyed by magnetic fields in the pen tip (from
a permanent magnet) to a magnetoresistive layer hidden beneath the
tablet or the display. Potential magnetoresistive materials are lanthanum
manganites having high magnetoresistive ratios.
10/8/96 DIVERSITY ANTENNA FOR A WRIST TELEPHONE Blonder, Greg E., Johnson,
Bertrand H., Knoedl, Jr. George, Saleh, Adel A. M.
diversity antenna integrated into a wrist telephone band.
7/23/96 POWER OUTLET MOUNT FOR A PORTABLE TELEPHONE Blonder, Greg E.
- A complete
cordless phone base station mounted directly on a power outlet, such
as those above a workbench or a countertop. Recharging is via the
110v circuit- while connection to the telephone network is via RF
or powerline carrier. Simple to install, no hanging cords, countertop
height in the kitchen.
3/12/96 ON HOOK/OFF HOOK MECHANISM FOR WRIST TELEPHONE Blonder, Greg
E., Johnson, Bertrand H., Knoedl, Jr. George
phone speaker doubles as mechanism to activate "hook".
01/10/95 SOUND PORT FOR A WRIST TELEPHONE Blonder Greg E; Johnson Bertrand
H; Knoedl George Jr
designed housing for a wrist telephone, with excellent audio properties
even when the speaker is not in close proximity to the ear.
09/20/94 ILLUMINATED TRANSPARENT DISPLAY WITH MICROTEXTURED BACK REFLECTOR
Blonder Greg E; Johnson Bertrand H
for LCD displays based on edge illuminated total internal reflection.
Simple, lightweight and efficient.
02/22/94 LCD DISPLAY WITH MICROTEXTURED BACK REFLECTOR AND METHOD FOR
MAKING SAME ; FORMING PHOTORESIST PATTERN; MICROEMBOSSING Blonder Greg
and design of a reflecting sheet for display illumination, or to improve
the contrast of a display.
09/14/93 LCD DISPLAY WITH MICROTEXTURED BACK REFLECTOR AND METHOD FOR
MAKING SAME Blonder Greg E
display reflector, with engineered properties to improve contrast
and eliminate glare. Especially important for passively illuminated
TELEPHONE Blonder Greg E
- A wrist
radio telephone (a la Dick Tracy) with a built in handset that unfurls
to place the speaker in the palm, and the microphone in the wrist
07/07/92 LCD DISPLAY WITH MULTIFACETED BACK REFLECTOR Blonder Greg E
with tunable characteristics for display backlighting