Patents by Inventor Arthur Stanley Brigham

Arthur Stanley Brigham 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: 10324501
    Abstract: A hinge assembly includes a first and a second set of friction elements engaged each other by an applied force perpendicular to the friction elements. The first and the second set of friction elements are capable of rotational movement about a cylindrical element that passes through each of the friction elements. Also, the first set of friction elements is capable of movement relative to the second set of friction elements. However, the first set friction elements can remain in a fixed position based upon the applied force, until an external force overcomes the applied. During rotation of the first set of friction elements about the cylindrical element, the frictional engagement that controls the position of the first set of friction elements is based primarily on engagement between the friction elements, as opposed to engagement, if any, between the friction elements and the cylindrical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aidan N. Zimmerman, Kevin M. Robinson, Scott J. Krahn, Chien-Tsun Chen, Bradley J. Hamel, Arthur Stanley Brigham
  • Patent number: 8911260
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to connectors such as audio and data connectors and in particular to low profile audio connectors that can be used in place of standard audio and data connectors currently used. The plug connector has a reduced plug length and thickness, an intuitive insertion orientation and a smooth, consistent feel when inserted and extracted from its corresponding receptacle connector. The plug connector may be characterized by a flat tip portion at its distal end, a base portion near its proximal end, a shell coupled at the base portion and a plurality of external contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Arthur Stanley Brigham, Roger Chen, Alice Yang
  • Patent number: 8882524
    Abstract: A dual orientation plug connector having a connector tab with first and second major opposing sides and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the connector tab. The plurality of contacts may include a first set of external contacts formed at the first major side and a second set of external contacts formed at the second major side. The first plurality of contacts may be symmetrically spaced with the second plurality of contacts and the connector tab may be shaped to have 180 degree symmetry so that it can be inserted and operatively coupled to a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two insertion orientations. A receptacle connector corresponding to the plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Arthur Stanley Brigham, Anwyl Myron McDonald, Daniel Zisuk Lee, Troy Alexander Carter, Jose A. Marin, Paul Bongkyu Koh
  • Publication number: 20130095702
    Abstract: A dual orientation plug connector having a connector tab with first and second major opposing sides and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the connector tab. The plurality of contacts may include a first set of external contacts formed at the first major side and a second set of external contacts formed at the second major side. The first plurality of contacts may be symmetrically spaced with the second plurality of contacts and the connector tab may be shaped to have 180 degree symmetry so that it can be inserted and operatively coupled to a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two insertion orientations. A receptacle connector corresponding to the plug connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Arthur Stanley Brigham, Anwyl Myron McDonald, Daniel Zisuk Lee, Troy Alexander Carter, Jose A. Marin, Paul Bongkyu Koh
  • Publication number: 20130095701
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to connectors such as audio and data connectors and in particular to low profile audio connectors that can be used in place of standard audio and data connectors currently used. The plug connector has a reduced plug length and thickness, an intuitive insertion orientation and a smooth, consistent feel when inserted and extracted from its corresponding receptacle connector. The plug connector may be characterized by a flat tip portion at its distal end, a base portion near its proximal end, a shell coupled at the base portion and a plurality of external contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Arthur Stanley Brigham, Roger Chen, Alice Yang
  • Patent number: 8336420
    Abstract: A robotic joint configured as a 3-axis joint. The joint includes an input roll assembly and a pitch-output roll assembly. The pitch-output roll assembly includes: a housing; a differential mechanism including left and right input gears, an output gear, a cross element interconnecting the gears, and a clevis supporting the gears and the cross element; a left four-bar linkage coupled to the left input gear; a right four-bar linkage coupled to the right input gear; and first and second linear actuators connected to the left and right four-bar linkages. The first and second linear actuators selectively drive the left and right input gears to rotate the output gear about an output roll axis and to rotate the cross element about a pitch axis passing through the cross element and input gears. A linear actuator in the input roll assembly rotates the pitch-output roll housing about an input roll axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Alexander Carter, Akhil J. Madhani, Arthur Stanley Brigham
  • Publication number: 20110296944
    Abstract: A robotic joint configured as a 3-axis joint. The joint includes an input roll assembly and a pitch-output roll assembly. The pitch-output roll assembly includes: a housing; a differential mechanism including left and right input gears, an output gear, a cross element interconnecting the gears, and a clevis supporting the gears and the cross element; a left four-bar linkage coupled to the left input gear; a right four-bar linkage coupled to the right input gear; and first and second linear actuators connected to the left and right four-bar linkages. The first and second linear actuators selectively drive the left and right input gears to rotate the output gear about an output roll axis and to rotate the cross element about a pitch axis passing through the cross element and input gears. A linear actuator in the input roll assembly rotates the pitch-output roll housing about an input roll axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: TROY ALEXANDER CARTER, AKHIL J. MADHANI, ARTHUR STANLEY BRIGHAM
  • Patent number: 7733327
    Abstract: An input device includes a positioning element and a spring member. The positioning element comprises a generally disc shaped member. The spring member is a generally annular shaped spring member that is generally planar and that defines a generally serpentine pattern. The spring member is positioned laterally outward relative to the positioning element and is configured to exert a biasing force radially inwardly toward the positioning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Avago Technologies ECBU IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonah A. Harley, Robert E. Wilson, Arthur Stanley Brigham, Joel F. Jensen, Sung Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20100073563
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling an electrical device, the apparatus comprising: a touch module for sensing user input and generating a touch signal and a press signal; at least one switch assembly for accepting the press signal and generating a selection signal; and a processing module for receiving the touch signal and the selection signal and for generating a processed signal for controlling the electrical device, the processed signal comprising at least one television control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher Painter, Arthur Stanley Brigham, Alla Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7280346
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus is described comprising: a body having a surface defining a first plane, the body comprising a first group of control elements and a second group of control elements for entering data and performing control operations; a display having a display area defining a second plane, the display coupled to the data processing apparatus at a pivot point and rotatable around the pivot point from a first position to a second position, wherein the display is viewable in both the first position and the second position and wherein both the first and second groups of control elements are exposed when the display is in the second position, and wherein only the second group of control elements are exposed when the display is in the first position, wherein the first plane and the second plane are substantially parallel when the display is in the first position, and wherein the first plane and the second plane are not parallel when the display is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Danger, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Lewis, Arthur Stanley Brigham, Joseph Palmer, Matias Duarte