Patents by Inventor Aditha May Adams

Aditha May Adams 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: 10108016
    Abstract: A headband is disclosed for supporting a head-worn device with a comfortable and non-intrusive fit. In examples, the headband includes first and second loops supporting the headband on a wearer's head, and an adjustment mechanism for tightening the first and second loops. The adjustment mechanism tightens down the loops to a desired fit, at which point further actuation of the adjustment mechanism has no effect on the loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Bosveld, Philip Andrew Frank, Henric Jentz, Nicolas Denhez, Travis Justin Hosler, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Aditha May Adams, William Dieter, Simon Quay
  • Patent number: 10034508
    Abstract: A head-worn assembly is disclosed including a head-worn device supported on a headband. The headband may include a first loop positioned around the head, and possibly a second loop affixed to the first loop and positioned over the head. Weight distribution and comfort of the head-worn assembly may be optimized by mounting the head-worn device at an approximate center (front to back) of the headband, and further balancing the weight of the head-worn device (front to back) over the mounting point. The weight distribution and comfort of the head-worn assembly may be further optimized by providing several user-customizable adjustments to the head-worn assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Andrew Frank, Aditha May Adams, Henric Jentz, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Nicolas Denhez, Paul Bosveld, Travis Justin Hosler, YeongKyu Yoo
  • Patent number: 9749728
    Abstract: An audio headset is disclosed. In examples, the audio headset is linearly and rotationally adjustable about multiple axes to ensure optimal fit over a user's ear and optimal audio quality. The audio headset further includes a microphone for accepting audio from the user. The microphone is also rotationally adjustable about multiple axes to ensure optimal positioning and comfort for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Monika Wolf, Austin Porter, Eric J. Wahl, Aditha May Adams, Patrick Gaule
  • Publication number: 20160054571
    Abstract: A headset is disclosed including optics supported on a headband by a pair of temple arm assemblies. The temple arm assemblies are positioned on either side of a wearer's head when the headset is worn. Each temple arm assembly may include one or more kinematic assemblies allowing pivotal and/or translational adjustment of the optics to optimize optical properties such as line-of-sight, pantoscopic tilt and/or eye relief. The one or more kinematic assemblies for each temple arm may have a variety of different pivots and/or slides enabling adjustment of the optics and optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Errol Mark Tazbaz, Philip Andrew Frank, Henric Jentz, Nicolas Denhez, Paul Bosveld, Aditha May Adams, Travis Justin Hosler
  • Publication number: 20160054570
    Abstract: A headband is disclosed for supporting a head-worn device with a comfortable and non-intrusive fit. In examples, the headband includes first and second loops supporting the headband on a wearer's head, and an adjustment mechanism for tightening the first and second loops. The adjustment mechanism tightens down the loops to a desired fit, at which point further actuation of the adjustment mechanism has no effect on the loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Bosveld, Philip Andrew Frank, Henric Jentz, Nicolas Denhez, Travis Justin Hosler, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Aditha May Adams, William Dieter, Simon Quay
  • Publication number: 20160044981
    Abstract: A head-worn assembly is disclosed including a head-worn device supported on a headband. The headband may include a first loop positioned around the head, and possibly a second loop affixed to the first loop and positioned over the head. Weight distribution and comfort of the head-worn assembly may be optimized by mounting the head-worn device at an approximate center (front to back) of the headband, and further balancing the weight of the head-worn device (front to back) over the mounting point. The weight distribution and comfort of the head-worn assembly may be further optimized by providing several user-customizable adjustments to the head-worn assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Philip Andrew Frank, Aditha May Adams, Henric Jentz, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Nicolas Denhez, Paul Bosveld, Travis Justin Hosler, YeongKyu Yoo
  • Patent number: 9081210
    Abstract: A HMD includes a pair of temple arms having spring steel that wraps around the head to provide long axis compression. The spring steel arms produce a compressive force along the long axis of the head that counters the gravitational force of a weight positioned at the forehead. The weight is supported by the long axis compression, rather than resting on the nose, ears or the top of the head. The front to back, long axis compressive force frees the head from all but the smallest amount of paraphernalia and allows for the weight to be worn in a way that is comfortable and non-intrusive. The spring steel temple arms are over bent inward well beyond the smallest size head and is used with a spine material that limits how far the temple arms can bend inward. An interface layer is also attached to provide comfort to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aditha May Adams, Joel B. Jacobs, Paul Bosveld, Joseph Juseop Park, Ari Lumbantobing, Henric Jentz, Christopher B. Fruhauf
  • Publication number: 20140363012
    Abstract: An audio headset is disclosed. In examples, the audio headset is linearly and rotationally adjustable about multiple axes to ensure optimal fit over a user's ear and optimal audio quality. The audio headset further includes a microphone for accepting audio from the user. The microphone is also rotationally adjustable about multiple axes to ensure optimal positioning and comfort for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Monika Wolf, Austin Porter, Eric J. Wahl, Aditha May Adams, Patrick Gaule
  • Publication number: 20140159995
    Abstract: A HMD includes a pair of temple arms having spring steel that wraps around the head to provide long axis compression. The spring steel arms produce a compressive force along the long axis of the head that counters the gravitational force of a weight positioned at the forehead. The weight is supported by the long axis compression, rather than resting on the nose, ears or the top of the head. The front to back, long axis compressive force frees the head from all but the smallest amount of paraphernalia and allows for the weight to be worn in a way that is comfortable and non-intrusive. The spring steel temple arms are over bent inward well beyond the smallest size head and is used with a spine material that limits how far the temple arms can bend inward. An interface layer is also attached to provide comfort to the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Aditha May Adams, Joel B. Jacobs, Paul Bosveld, Joseph Juseop Park, Ari Lumbantobing, Henric Jentz, Christopher B. Fruhauf
  • Patent number: 8644481
    Abstract: A system and method for improved audio controls on a personal computer is provided. The system and method provide a unified architecture for audio controls across hardware and software interfaces of the personal computer. An intelligent facility may automatically change audio controls for users to simply interact with various communications and media applications. To this end, a configurable audio controller intelligently handles various aspects of the system's audio devices by following various rules that may be based at least in part on user-configurable settings and a current operating state. The present invention also provides audio controls so that a user may easily change audio settings such as the volume of an audio output device. There are many applications that may use the present invention for automatic control of audio devices based upon the user's context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Gould Bear, Chad Magendanz, Aditha May Adams, Carl Ledbetter, Steve Kaneko, Dale C. Crosier
  • Patent number: 8443179
    Abstract: A system and method for improved audio controls on a personal computer is provided. The system and method provide a unified architecture for audio controls across hardware and software interfaces of the personal computer. An intelligent facility may automatically change audio controls for users to simply interact with various communications and media applications. To this end, a configurable audio controller intelligently handles various aspects of the system's audio devices by following various rules that may be based at least in part on user-configurable settings and a current operating state. The present invention also provides audio controls so that a user may easily change audio settings such as the volume of an audio output device. There are many applications that may use the present invention for automatic control of audio devices based upon the user's context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Gould Bear, Chad Magendanz, Aditha May Adams, Carl Ledbetter, Steve Kaneko, Dale C. Crosier
  • Patent number: 8245027
    Abstract: A system and method for improved audio controls on a personal computer is provided. The system and method provide a unified architecture for audio controls across hardware and software interfaces of the personal computer. An intelligent facility may automatically change audio controls for users to simply interact with various communications and media applications. To this end, a configurable audio controller intelligently handles various aspects of the system's audio devices by following various rules that may be based at least in part on user-configurable settings and a current operating state. The present invention also provides audio controls so that a user may easily change audio settings such as the volume of an audio output device. There are many applications that may use the present invention for automatic control of audio devices based upon the user's context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Gould Bear, Chad Magendanz, Aditha May Adams, Carl Ledbetter, Steve Kaneko, Dale C. Crosier
  • Patent number: D709839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Monika Wolf, Eric Joseph Wahl, Aditha May Adams, Quintin R. Morris
  • Patent number: D715251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Monika Wolf, Eric Joseph Wahl, Aditha May Adams
  • Patent number: D715252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Monika Wolf, Eric Joseph Wahl, Aditha May Adams, Austin Porter
  • Patent number: D721055
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Monika Wolf, Eric Joseph Wahl, Aditha May Adams, Audrey C. C. Louchart
  • Patent number: D724562
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Monika Wolf, Eric Joseph Wahl, Aditha May Adams, Austin Porter
  • Patent number: D735691
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan A. Sparks, Monika Wolf, Eric Joseph Wahl, Aditha May Adams
  • Patent number: D739855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Bosveld, Nicolas Denhez, YeongKyu Yoo, Phil Frank, Young Duk Song, Henric Jentz, Aditha May Adams, Travis Hosler, Andrew Hodge
  • Patent number: D740810
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Bosveld, Nicolas Denhez, YeongKyu Yoo, Phil Frank, Young Duk Song, Henric Jentz, Aditha May Adams, Travis Hosler, Andrew Hodge