Patents by Inventor Clayton J. McCoy

Clayton J. McCoy 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: 11241068
    Abstract: A stretchable watch band can include braided strands that provide a comfortable fit around the wrist of the user. The watch band can stretch and conform to the user based on the elasticity within each strand and based on the ability of the strands to move relative to each other. End sections of the watch band can include attachment elements that securely connect the watch band to a housing of the watch. The end sections can be configured to releasable connect to the housing in a manner that is reliable and easy for a user. Additionally, the watch band can provide a smooth transition from the size and/or shape of the housing to a size and/or shape of a continuous section of the watch band. Additionally, the watch band can conceal portions thereof other than the braided strands when connected to the housing of the watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy S. Lui, Osamu Yabe, Zebinah P. Masse, Clayton J. McCoy, Benjamin A. Stevenson, Hsiang Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 11112915
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a portable electronic device may have display with a capacitive touch sensor. A cover may have a front portion and a rear portion that bend along a bend axis. The front portion may overlap the display when the cover is closed. Conductive structures such as a patterned conductive layer having elongated strips of conductive material separated by gaps or another predetermined pattern may be formed in the front portion of a cover or other portion of a cover that overlaps the display and capacitive touch sensor when the cover is closed. Control circuitry in the device can gather capacitance images with the touch sensor and can detect when the cover has transitioned from open to closed or from closed to open from whether the predetermined pattern becomes present or becomes absent in the capacitance images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Schooley, Kendall L. Helbert, Ari Y. Benbasat, Clayton J. McCoy, Devon J. Rosner, Joshua A. Hoover, Sean M. Cole, Yufei Zhao, Zhao Liu, Judd Reed
  • Publication number: 20200367613
    Abstract: A wristband can comfortably secure an electronic device, such as a wristwatch or fitness/health tracking device, to a wrist of a user. The wristband can include a number of magnets that allow the wristband to be magnetically coupled to itself when folded over or when separate band portions are overlapping. The magnets can include a polymer mixed with a magnetic material to provide magnetic properties and flexibility. The magnets can be joined together by a continuous support structure that extends through opposing pairs of the magnets. The support structure can provide substantial and ability as well as tensile strength. The magnets and the support structure can be surrounded by a flexible cover to protect the components within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Zaki MOUSTAFA, Qigen JI, Caitlin M. MCLAIN, Clayton J MCCOY, Hao ZHU, Hsiang Hung CHEN, Stephen E. DEY, Fernando F. CUNHA
  • Publication number: 20200323315
    Abstract: A stretchable watch band can include braided strands that provide a comfortable fit around the wrist of the user. The watch band can stretch and conform to the user based on the elasticity within each strand and based on the ability of the strands to move relative to each other. End sections of the watch band can include attachment elements that securely connect the watch band to a housing of the watch. The end sections can be configured to releasable connect to the housing in a manner that is reliable and easy for a user. Additionally, the watch band can provide a smooth transition from the size and/or shape of the housing to a size and/or shape of a continuous section of the watch band. Additionally, the watch band can conceal portions thereof other than the braided strands when connected to the housing of the watch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy S. LUI, Osamu YABE, Zebinah P. MASSE, Clayton J. MCCOY, Benjamin A. STEVENSON, Hsiang Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200323316
    Abstract: A stretchable watch band can include braided strands that provide a comfortable fit around the wrist of the user. The watch band can stretch and conform to the user based on the elasticity within each strand and based on the ability of the strands to move relative to each other. End sections of the watch band can include attachment elements that securely connect the watch band to a housing of the watch. The end sections can be configured to releasable connect to the housing in a manner that is reliable and easy for a user. Additionally, the watch band can provide a smooth transition from the size and/or shape of the housing to a size and/or shape of a continuous section of the watch band. Additionally, the watch band can conceal portions thereof other than the braided strands when connected to the housing of the watch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy S. LUI, Osamu YABE, Zebinah P. MASSE, Clayton J. MCCOY, Benjamin A. STEVENSON, Hsiang Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200319734
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a portable electronic device may have display with a capacitive touch sensor. A cover may have a front portion and a rear portion that bend along a bend axis. The front portion may overlap the display when the cover is closed. Conductive structures such as a patterned conductive layer having elongated strips of conductive material separated by gaps or another predetermined pattern may be formed in the front portion of a cover or other portion of a cover that overlaps the display and capacitive touch sensor when the cover is closed. Control circuitry in the device can gather capacitance images with the touch sensor and can detect when the cover has transitioned from open to closed or from closed to open from whether the predetermined pattern becomes present or becomes absent in the capacitance images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen T. Schooley, Kendall L. Helbert, Ari Y. Benbasat, Clayton J. McCoy, Devon J. Rosner, Joshua A. Hoover, Sean M. Cole, Yufei Zhao, Zhao Liu, Judd Reed
  • Patent number: 10725595
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a portable electronic device may have display with a capacitive touch sensor. A cover may have a front portion and a rear portion that bend along a bend axis. The front portion may overlap the display when the cover is closed. Conductive structures such as a patterned conductive layer having elongated strips of conductive material separated by gaps or another predetermined pattern may be formed in the front portion of a cover or other portion of a cover that overlaps the display and capacitive touch sensor when the cover is closed. Control circuitry in the device can gather capacitance images with the touch sensor and can detect when the cover has transitioned from open to closed or from closed to open from whether the predetermined pattern becomes present or becomes absent in the capacitance images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Schooley, Kendall L. Helbert, Ari Y. Benbasat, Clayton J. McCoy, Devon J. Rosner, Joshua A. Hoover, Sean M. Cole, Yufei Zhao, Zhao Liu, Judd Reed
  • Publication number: 20190324574
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a portable electronic device may have display with a capacitive touch sensor. A cover may have a front portion and a rear portion that bend along a bend axis. The front portion may overlap the display when the cover is closed. Conductive structures such as a patterned conductive layer having elongated strips of conductive material separated by gaps or another predetermined pattern may be formed in the front portion of a cover or other portion of a cover that overlaps the display and capacitive touch sensor when the cover is closed. Control circuitry in the device can gather capacitance images with the touch sensor and can detect when the cover has transitioned from open to closed or from closed to open from whether the predetermined pattern becomes present or becomes absent in the capacitance images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen T. Schooley, Kendall L. Helbert, Ari Y. Benbasat, Clayton J. McCoy, Devon J. Rosner, Joshua A. Hoover, Sean M. Cole, Yufei Zhao, Zhao Liu, Judd Reed