Patents by Inventor Brian David Bitz

Brian David Bitz 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).

  • Publication number: 20190292827
    Abstract: A low-pressure hinge includes a plurality of segments with at least one upper frictional element and at least one lower frictional element where the at least one upper frictional element and the at least one lower frictional element are positioned on opposing sides of a segment of the plurality of segments. The hinge further includes a compression element that compresses the at least one upper frictional element and at least one lower frictional element against the segment with a compression force having a pressure less than 5,000 pounds per square inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Karsten Aagaard, Eric Paul Witt, Brian David Bitz, Joseph Benjamin Gault, John Stephen Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140132550
    Abstract: Electrical contact and connector techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a computing system includes a computing device and an input device that are configured to be physically and communicatively coupled using a projection that is configured to be disposed within a channel, communication contacts that are configured to contact contacts within the channel to support the communicative coupling; and a protrusion disposed on the projection, the protrusion configured to be received within a cavity formed as part of the channel. The protrusion includes an electrical contact that is configured to be self-cleaning due to movement of the protrusion in relation to the cavity and is configured to transfer power between the input device and the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Andrew McCracken, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Anthony Ernest Hillyerd, Summer L. Schneider, Duane Martin Evans, Yazan Aldehayyat, Brian David Bitz, David Paul Platt, Gene Robert Obie