Search Patents
  • Publication number: 20160048163
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Patrick Kessler, Bradley J. Hamel, Dinesh C. Mathew, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Joss N. Giddings, Matthew C. Waldon, Cina Hazegh, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid, Tom Tate, Gary Thomason
  • Publication number: 20160351360
    Abstract: An input mechanism is disclosed. The input mechanism includes a dome support structure defining an opening that extends through the dome support structure, a collapsible dome positioned in the opening and engaged with the dome support structure, and a cover member coupled to the dome support structure and covering the collapsible dome, thereby retaining the collapsible dome within the opening of the dome support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Eric A. Knopf, Matthew P. Casebolt, Craig C. Leong, Robert Y. Cao, Bradford J. Zercoe, Dinesh C. Mathew, Zheng Gao, Ryan P. Brooks, Paul X. Wang
  • Publication number: 20130329450
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing a lightweight and durable portable computing device having a thin profile. The portable computing device can take the form of a laptop computer. The laptop computer can include a uni-body top case having an integrated support system formed therein, the integrated support system providing structural support that distributes applied loads through the top case preventing warping and bowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. DEGNER, Christiaan A. LIGTENBERG, Ron A. HOPKINSON, Bartley K. ANDRE, Jeremy BATAILLOU, Jay S. NIGEN, Matthew S. THEOBALD, Matthew P. CASEBOLT, Charles A. SCHWALBACH, Brandon S. SMITH, William F. LEGGETT
  • Publication number: 20130328741
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Patrick Kessler, Bradley J. Hamel, Dinesh C. Mathew, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Joss N. Giddings, Matthew C. Waldon, Cina Hazegh, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid, Tom Tate, Gary Thomason
  • Publication number: 20140077670
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing a lightweight and durable portable computing device having a thin profile. The portable computing device can take the form of a laptop computer. The laptop computer can include a uni-body top case having an integrated support system formed therein, the integrated support system providing structural support that distributes applied loads through the top case preventing warping and bowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. DEGNER, Christiaan A. LIGTENBERG, Ron A. HOPKINSON, Bartley K. ANDRE, Jeremy BATAILLOU, Jay S. NIGEN, Matthew S. THEOBALD, Matthew P. CASEBOLT, Charles A. SCHWALBACH, Brandon S. SMITH, William F. LEGGETT
  • Patent number: 8897002
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Patrick Kessler, Bradley J. Hamel, Dinesh C. Mathew, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Joss N. Giddings, Matthew C. Waldon, Cina Hazegh, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid, Tom Tate, Gary Thomason
  • Patent number: 8616748
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing a lightweight and durable portable computing device having a thin profile. The portable computing device can take the form of a laptop computer. The laptop computer can include a uni-body top case having an integrated support system formed therein, the integrated support system providing structural support that distributes applied loads through the top case preventing warping and bowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Jay S Nigen, Matthew S. Theobald, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett
  • Patent number: 9280177
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing a lightweight and durable portable computing device having a thin profile. The portable computing device can take the form of a laptop computer. The laptop computer can include a uni-body top case having an integrated support system formed therein, the integrated support system providing structural support that distributes applied loads through the top case preventing warping and bowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Jay S. Nigen, Matthew S. Theobald, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett
  • Publication number: 20170011869
    Abstract: An input mechanism is disclosed. The input mechanism includes a dome support structure defining an opening that extends through the dome support structure, a collapsible dome positioned in the opening and engaged with the dome support structure, and a cover member coupled to the dome support structure and covering the collapsible dome, thereby retaining the collapsible dome within the opening of the dome support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Eric A. Knopf, Matthew P. Casebolt, Craig C. Leong, Robert Y. Cao, Bradford J. Zercoe, Dinesh C. Mathew, Zheng Gao, Ryan P. Brooks, Paul X. Wang, Bruce E. Berg
  • Patent number: 8945335
    Abstract: An adhesive stack may comprise a shear layer positioned between two adhesive layers, wherein the shear layer is designed to fail upon application of a deliberate and appropriate shear force and before the failure of the adhesive layers. The adhesive stack may aid in securing components within an electronic device to prevent movement of the component when the device is dropped, hit, or bumped. The adhesive stack may occupy minimal space within the device, and reduce the cost of securing the component within the device's interior. The adhesive stack may allow for replacement of the component by an authorized person applying an appropriate and deliberate force. The adhesive stack may aid in identifying components replaced by an unauthorized person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Patent number: 5774344
    Abstract: A metallized plastic RFI/EMI shield is provided against electromagnetic energy for a circuit card wherein the shield is formed of a box enclosure with two casing halves to enclose the card, the first casing half having a solid flange side walls surrounding the card and the second casing half having a flange formed by flat, plate-like closely-spaced fingers, the fingers confronting, being in electrical contact with and mating in full length with substantially the entire periphery of the side walls of the first casing half. The fingers are preferably spaced with a separation of less than 1/4 wavelength of any measurable harmonic of the intended operating frequency, typically up to the tenth harmonic. A slot may be provided to receive the fingers on the outside of the side walls, and closely-spaced grounding pins arranged around the periphery of the card may extend between the first and second casing halves through ground plated perforations along the edge of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Metricom, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Publication number: 20090178986
    Abstract: A rack mounted computer system. In one variation the computer rack is configured for side-by-side placement of computers. In another variation, the computer rack includes flanges for supporting the placement of computer units within the rack. In another variation the computer rack is configured with retaining clips. In yet another variation, the computer rack is configured to receive computers with chassis that are adapted for side-by-side placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Patent number: 7236370
    Abstract: A cluster module for holding multiple computers. In one variation, a computer rack is configured to receive a plurality of cluster modules, and each of the cluster modules holds a plurality of computers. In one implementation, the computers are secured within the each of the cluster modules in a vertical orientation. In another implementation, the computers are secured within each of the cluster modules in a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Rackable Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Publication number: 20110133620
    Abstract: A rack mounted computer system. In one variation the computer rack is configured for side-by-side placement of computers. In another variation, the computer rack includes flanges for supporting the placement of computer units within the rack. In another variation the computer rack is configured with retaining clips. In yet another variation, the computer rack is configured to receive computers with chassis that are adapted for side-by-side placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: SILICON GRAPHICS INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: GIOVANNI COGLITORE, MATTHEW P. CASEBOLT
  • Patent number: 7286345
    Abstract: One or more air deflection assemblies are used to redirect air emitted by computers in a rack-based computer system. These air deflection assemblies may be used to redirect air emerging horizontally out of the back sides of computers into a vertically-oriented exhaust plenum. This can eliminate the need for exhaust fans to draw heated air through the exhaust plenums and out of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Rackable Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Patent number: 7499273
    Abstract: One or more air deflection assemblies are used to redirect air emitted by computers in a rack-based computer system. These air deflection assemblies may be used to redirect air emerging horizontally out of the back sides of computers into a vertically-oriented exhaust plenum. This can eliminate the need for exhaust fans to draw heated air through the exhaust plenums and out of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Rackable Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Patent number: 8432689
    Abstract: A rack mounted computer system. In one variation the computer rack is configured for side-by-side placement of computers. In another variation, the computer rack includes flanges for supporting the placement of computer units within the rack. In another variation the computer rack is configured with retaining clips. In yet another variation, the computer rack is configured to receive computers with chassis that are adapted for side-by-side placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Silicon Graphics International Corp.
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Matthew P. Casebolt
  • Publication number: 20140111914
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal and external components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure, wherein the internal components comprise at least one external interface, such as, for example, a track pad interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William F. Leggett, David M. Rockford, Gavin J. Reid, Matthew P. Casebolt, Changsoo Jang
  • Patent number: 9030839
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal and external components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure, wherein the internal components comprise at least one external interface, such as, for example, a track pad interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Leggett, David M. Rockford, Gavin J. Reid, Matthew P. Casebolt, Changsoo Jang
  • Patent number: 7911785
    Abstract: A rack mounted computer system. In one variation the computer rack is configured for side-by-side placement of computers. In another variation, the computer rack includes flanges for supporting the placement of computer units within the rack. In another variation the computer rack is configured with retaining clips. In yet another variation, the computer rack is configured to receive computers with chassis that are adapted for side-by-side placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Silicon Graphics International Corp.
    Inventors: Giovanni Coglitore, Matthew P. Casebolt
Narrow Results

Filter by US Classification