Patents by Inventor Anna-Katrina Shedletsky

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky 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: 10290440
    Abstract: A waterproof button assembly. The waterproof button assembly may include a housing including an opening and a button. The button may be positioned at least partially within the housing via the opening. The assembly may also include a plurality of engagement components positioned on opposite-distal ends of the button. The plurality of engagement components may be configured to retain the button within the housing. The engagement components may extend distally from the button, such that a portion of the engagement components may be positioned within apertures formed in the sidewall of the housing. The assembly may also include a plurality of supports, a tactile dome in contact with the button and at least one of the plurality of supports. A sensing component of the assembly may be positioned adjacent the housing and in alignment with the button and/or tactile dome for sensing actuation of the button within the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Pierre M. Teplitxky, Colin M. Ely, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Samuel B. Weiss
  • Publication number: 20190114756
    Abstract: One variation of a method for predicting manufacturing defects includes: accessing a first set of inspection images of a first set of assembly units recorded by an optical inspection station over a first period of time; generating a first set of vectors representing features extracted from the first set of inspection images; grouping neighboring vectors in a multi-dimensional feature space into a set of vector groups; accessing a second inspection image of a second assembly recorded by the optical inspection station at a second time succeeding the first period of time; detecting a second set of features in the second inspection image; generating a second vector representing the second set of features in the multi-dimensional feature space; and, in response to the second vector deviating from the set of vector groups by more than a threshold difference, flagging the second assembly unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Bruce Weiss, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Simon Kozlov, Ana Ulin, Mikhail Okunev, Isaac Sukin
  • Patent number: 10234828
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device includes an enclosure having a sidewall with a button aperture defined therethrough, a display connected to the enclosure, a processing element in communication with the display. The device also includes a sensing element in communication with the processing element and an input button at least partially received within the button aperture and in communication with the sensing element, the input button configured to receive two types of user inputs. During operation, the sensing element tracks movement of the input button to determine the two types of user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Fletcher Rothkopf, Christopher Matthew Werner, John B. Morrell, Camille Moussette, Duncan Kerr, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Publication number: 20190072911
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device includes an enclosure having a sidewall with a button aperture defined therethrough, a display connected to the enclosure, and a processing element in communication with the display. The device also includes a sensing element in communication with the processing element and an input button at least partially received within the button aperture and in communication with the sensing element, the input button configured to receive two types of user inputs. During operation, the sensing element tracks movement of the input button to determine the two types of user inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Fletcher Rothkopf, Christopher Matthew Werner, John B. Morrell, Camille Moussette, Duncan Kerr, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 10222909
    Abstract: Various embodiments for detecting and rejecting false, unintended rotations of rotary inputs of electronic devices are disclosed herein. In one example, an electronic device is provided with an optical detector that measures the distance between the electronic device and the wearer's forearm or hand, and when the distance is smaller than a threshold distance, the turns of the rotary input are false, unintended turns. In another example, a crown of a rotary input includes a plurality of capacitive sensors that detects the presence of a wearer's finger, which when absent, the turns of the rotary input are false turns. In another example, deflections or positions of a shaft of the rotary input are measured and if the deflections/positions indicate an upward force on the rotary input (which are likely caused by the wearer's forearm or hand), the turns of the rotary input are false turns. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Christopher M. Werner, Colin M. Ely, Samuel Weiss
  • Patent number: 10198808
    Abstract: One variation of a method for automatically generating a common measurement across multiple assembly units includes: displaying a first image—recorded at an optical inspection station—within a user interface; receiving manual selection of a particular feature in a first assembly unit represented in the first image; receiving selection of a measurement type for the particular feature; extracting a first real dimension of the particular feature in the first assembly unit from the first image according to the measurement type; for each image in a set of images, identifying a feature—analogous to the particular feature—in an assembly unit represented in the image and extracting a real dimension of the feature in the assembly unit from the image according to the measurement type; and aggregating the first real dimension and a set of real dimensions extracted from the set of images into a digital container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Instrumental, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Bruce Weiss, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, John James Shedletsky, III, Isaac Sukin, Simon Kozlov
  • Patent number: 10191528
    Abstract: A device having one or more sensors configured to detect a material covering the device, and logic configured to detect one or more characteristics of the material and change an operating state of the device based on the detected one or more characteristics. In some examples, the one or more sensors can be ambient light sensors (ALS), proximity sensors and/or cameras. In some examples, the device can change the operating state of a processor, a touch panel and/or a display. In some examples, the device can detect a direction of coverage of the material, a color of the material and/or a usage state of the device. In some examples, the device can change its operating state based on a pattern of the one or more characteristics and/or information in addition to the one or more characteristics. In some examples, the device can receive the information from an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Publication number: 20180335891
    Abstract: Various embodiments for detecting and rejecting false, unintended rotations of rotary inputs of electronic devices are disclosed herein. In one example, an electronic device is provided with an optical detector that measures the distance between the electronic device and the wearer's forearm or hand, and when the distance is smaller than a threshold distance, the turns of the rotary input are false, unintended turns. In another example, a crown of a rotary input includes a plurality of capacitive sensors that detects the presence of a wearer's finger, which when absent, the turns of the rotary input are false turns. In another example, deflections or positions of a shaft of the rotary input are measured and if the deflections/positions indicate an upward force on the rotary input (which are likely caused by the wearer's forearm or hand), the turns of the rotary input are false turns. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Christopher M. Werner, Colin M. Ely, Samuel Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180300865
    Abstract: One variation of a method for predicting manufacturing defects includes: accessing a set of inspection images of a set of assembly units recorded by an optical inspection station; for each inspection image in the set of inspection images, detecting a set of features in the inspection image and generating a vector representing the set of features in a multi-dimensional feature space; grouping neighboring vectors in the multi-dimensional feature space into a set of vector groups; and, in response to receipt of a first inspection result indicting a defect in a first assembly unit, in the set of assembly units, associated with a first vector in a first vector group, in the set of vector groups, labeling the first vector group with the defect and flagging a second assembly unit associated with a second vector, in the first vector group, as exhibiting characteristics of the defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Bruce Weiss, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Simon Kozlov, Ana Ulin, Mikhail Okunev, Isaac Sukin
  • Patent number: 10048802
    Abstract: Various embodiments for detecting and rejecting false, unintended rotations of rotary inputs of electronic devices are disclosed herein. In one example, an electronic device is provided with an optical detector that measures the distance between the electronic device and the wearer's forearm or hand, and when the distance is smaller than a threshold distance, the turns of the rotary input are false, unintended turns. In another example, a crown of a rotary input includes a plurality of capacitive sensors that detects the presence of a wearer's finger, which when absent, the turns of the rotary input are false turns. In another example, deflections or positions of a shaft of the rotary input are measured and if the deflections/positions indicate an upward force on the rotary input (which are likely caused by the wearer's forearm or hand), the turns of the rotary input are false turns. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Christopher M. Werner, Colin M. Ely, Samuel Weiss
  • Publication number: 20180166654
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided with a display and a light sensor that receives light that passes through the display. The display includes features that increase the amount of light that passes through the display. The features may be translucency enhancement features that allow light to pass directly through the display onto a light sensor mounted behind the display or may include a light-guiding layer that guides light through the display onto a light sensor mounted along an edge of the display. The translucency enhancement features may be formed in a reflector layer or an electrode layer for the display. The translucency enhancement features may include microperforations in a reflector layer of the display, a light-filtering reflector layer of the display, or a reflector layer of the display that passes a portion of the light and reflects an additional portion of the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Paul S. Drzaic, Erik G. de Jong, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Publication number: 20180136613
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device includes an enclosure having a sidewall with a button aperture defined therethrough, a display connected to the enclosure, a processing element in communication with the display. The device also includes a sensing element in communication with the processing element and an input button at least partially received within the button aperture and in communication with the sensing element, the input button configured to receive two types of user inputs. During operation, the sensing element tracks movement of the input button to determine the two types of user inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Fletcher Rothkopf, Christopher Matthew Werner, John B. Morrell, Camille Moussette, Duncan Kerr, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Publication number: 20180130197
    Abstract: One variation of an optical inspection kit includes: an enclosure defining an imaging volume; an optical sensor adjacent the imaging volume and defining a field of view directed toward the imaging volume; a nest module defining a receptacle configured to locate a surface of interest on a first unit of a first part within the imaging volume at an image plane of the optical sensor; a dark-field lighting module adjacent and perpendicular to the nest module and including a dark-field light source configured to output light across a light plane and a directional light filter configured to pass light output by the dark-field light source normal to the light plane and to reject light output by the dark-field light source substantially nonparallel to the light plane; and a bright-field light source proximal the optical sensor and configured to output light toward the surface of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Bruce Weiss, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 9947901
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided with a display and a light sensor that receives light that passes through the display. The display includes features that increase the amount of light that passes through the display. The features may be translucency enhancement features that allow light to pass directly through the display onto a light sensor mounted behind the display or may include a light-guiding layer that guides light through the display onto a light sensor mounted along an edge of the display. The translucency enhancement features may be formed in a reflector layer or an electrode layer for the display. The translucency enhancement features may include microperforations in a reflector layer of the display, a light-filtering reflector layer of the display, or a reflector layer of the display that passes a portion of the light and reflects an additional portion of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Paul S. Drzaic, Erik G. de Jong, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Patent number: 9916942
    Abstract: One embodiment of the disclosure includes an electronic device including an enclosure (214), a button (106), and a processing element (not shown). The button is connected to the enclosure and includes a button cap (234) defining a user input surface, a flexible member (238) having an interior surface (270) and exterior surface. The flexible member is aligned with the button cap and is connected thereto. The button further includes a strain sensor (244) connected to the interior surface of the flexible member, the strain sensor is in communication with the processing element. When a force is exerted on the button cap, the flexible member bends and the strain sensor detects a user input corresponding to the force and provides a signal to the processing element corresponding to the user input. In some embodiments, the button may be substantially or completely waterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 9891098
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display. The display may have a central active area and a peripheral inactive area. A cover layer such as a layer of cover glass may be used to cover the display. The inner surface of the cover layer in the inactive area may be coated with an opaque masking layer such as black ink. Light for an ambient light sensor or other component may pass through an opening in the black ink. A layer of ink or other structures may be mounted within the opening to serve as a filter structure. A light diffusing structure such as a clear member with a textured surface may be used to diffuse light that is passing through the opening in the black ink and the filter to the light sensor. Integral filter-diffuser structures and structures with concave surfaces for focusing incoming light onto the light sensor may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 9886006
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device includes an enclosure having a sidewall with a button aperture defined therethrough, a display connected to the enclosure, a processing element in communication with the display. The device also includes a sensing element in communication with the processing element and an input button at least partially received within the button aperture and in communication with the sensing element, the input button configured to receive two types of user inputs. During operation, the sensing element tracks movement of the input button to determine the two types of user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Fletcher Rothkopf, Christopher Matthew Werner, John B. Morrell, Camille Moussette, Duncan Kerr, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 9811121
    Abstract: A liquid-resistant acoustic assembly for an electronic device includes an acoustic device positioned in a housing, a gasket compressed between the acoustic device and the housing, and a liquid-resistant membrane. The liquid-resistant membrane is disposed such that it is isolated from a non-uniform compressive distribution resulting from compression of the gasket. The liquid-resistant membrane may be uncompressed by compression of the gasket or compressed by a different compressive force than the gasket. For example, the liquid-resistant membrane may not be positioned between the gasket and the acoustic device, may be separated from the gasket, may be mounted to a shelf of the gasket or within a gap defined by the gasket, mounted to a stiffener positioned within the gasket, and mounted using other similar configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Cardinali, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Patent number: 9774087
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing, electrical components, and other electronic device structures. A display may be mounted in the housing. The display may have a transparent display cover layer and a display layer such as an organic light-emitting diode display layer that is mounted to the underside of the transparent display cover layer. A flexible printed circuit with metal traces may be mounted under the organic light-emitting diode display layer. The metal traces may form coils for a near-field communications inductive loop antenna. A magnetic shielding layer may be interposed between the housing and the flexible printed circuit. The magnetic shielding layer may include a polymer magnetic shielding layer having magnetic material particles embedded in a polymer matrix. The magnetic shielding layer may also have a polymer-binder-free magnetic shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin T. Chang, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Peter Kardassakis, Katherine E. Tong
  • Patent number: D800725
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Erik Geddes Pieter De Jong, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Peter Jon Kardassakis, Duncan Robert Kerr, Marc A. Newson, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Fletcher Rothkopf, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Katherine E. Tong, Samuel Bruce Weiss, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer