Patents by Inventor David John Evans, V

David John Evans, V 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: 20220342446
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein describe reconfigurable apparatuses with electronic displays. A reconfigurable laptop can unfold from a laptop into a desktop monitor. The reconfigurable laptop can feature two displays, one in each clamshell, instead of one display and one traditional keyboard. In place of a keyboard are a display, as well as touch sensitive sensors and haptic devices for typing feedback. This allows a user to use the reconfigurable laptop similarly to a traditional laptop. However, when the user desires, the reconfigurable laptop can be opened flat, creating a single screen double the size of a standard laptop screen. The reconfigurable laptop can be paired with a wired or wireless keyboard and mouse to create a larger device similar to a desktop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, David John Evans, V
  • Publication number: 20220345562
    Abstract: A technique for selectively configuring a case of a handheld device to shield an antenna from receiving or transmitting wireless signals is disclosed. The technique includes moving a blocking element on the case between a first position and a second position. The blocking element is a physical structure that is rotatable, slidable, or removable to switch between the first position and the second position. In response to moving the blocking element to the first position, the blocking element blocks wireless signals received or transmitted by the antenna of the handheld device. In response to moving the blocking element to the second position, wireless signals can be received or transmitted through the case by the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Gary Anderson, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, David John Evans, V
  • Publication number: 20220345593
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for operating an electronic device as a web camera are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments relate to features that enable a user to operate a mobile device as a webcam. A smartphone case can hold a smartphone and be attached to a display, such as a laptop monitor or a flatscreen monitor, with a camera of the smartphone pointed at the user. The smartphone case can include a magnet, which triggers a Hall effect sensor inside the laptop or flatscreen monitor. The sensor can be used to trigger software that enables the smartphone and laptop or computer to pair with each other, e.g., by a Bluetooth handshake. The laptop or computer can accept a Wi-Fi or physical signal, such as via USB, from the smartphone and treat that input as a video stream into the laptop or computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, David John Evans, V, Jean-Baptiste Charles Theou, Gary Anderson, Gary Bisson, Nicholas Franco
  • Patent number: 11204621
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. The camera can include a plurality of noncontiguous pixel regions disposed beneath the display layer and be configured to capture a plurality of images corresponding to the plurality of noncontiguous pixel regions. In some embodiments, the plurality of images can form a composite image with depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Essential Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats
  • Publication number: 20210271290
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. The camera can include a plurality of noncontiguous pixel regions disposed beneath the display layer and be configured to capture a plurality of images corresponding to the plurality of noncontiguous pixel regions. In some embodiments, the plurality of images can form a composite image with depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: David John EVANS, V, Xinrui JIANG, Andrew E. RUBIN, Matthew HERSHENSON, Xiaoyu MIAO, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean GAGNE-KEATS
  • Publication number: 20210232249
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern sensors and other components that can be disposed beneath a variable transparency layer of a mobile device. By modifying how much voltage is applied to the variable transparency layer, a component, such as a camera, can be readily hidden when not in use. More specifically, the variable transparency layer may be substantially opaque when the camera is not in use and at least partially transparent when the camera is in use and ready to capture an image. The opacity level of the variable transparency layer can be modified by a voltage source that is electrically coupled to the variable transparency layer. The various levels of opacity could also enable the variable transparency layer to act as an electronic aperture for the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 11042184
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the technology disclosed herein integrate a camera with an electronic display. An electronic display includes several layers, such as a cover layer, a color filter layer, a display layer including light emitting diodes or organic light emitting diodes, a thin film transistor layer, etc. In one embodiment, the layers include a substantially transparent region disposed above the camera. The substantially transparent region allows light from outside to reach the camera, enabling the camera to record an image. In another embodiment, the color filter layer does not include a substantially transparent region, and the camera records the light from the outside colored by the color filter layer. According to another embodiment, while none of the layers include a substantially transparent region, the layers are all substantially transparent, and the camera disposed beneath the layers records light reaching the camera from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats
  • Patent number: 10986255
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern sensors and other components that can be disposed beneath a variable transparency layer of a mobile device. By modifying how much voltage is applied to the variable transparency layer, a component, such as a camera, can be readily hidden when not in use. More specifically, the variable transparency layer may be substantially opaque when the camera is not in use and at least partially transparent when the camera is in use and ready to capture an image. The opacity level of the variable transparency layer can be modified by a voltage source that is electrically coupled to the variable transparency layer. The various levels of opacity could also enable the variable transparency layer to act as an electronic aperture for the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Publication number: 20190317635
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern sensors and other components that can be disposed beneath a variable transparency layer of a mobile device. By modifying how much voltage is applied to the variable transparency layer, a component, such as a camera, can be readily hidden when not in use. More specifically, the variable transparency layer may be substantially opaque when the camera is not in use and at least partially transparent when the camera is in use and ready to capture an image. The opacity level of the variable transparency layer can be modified by a voltage source that is electrically coupled to the variable transparency layer. The various levels of opacity could also enable the variable transparency layer to act as an electronic aperture for the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10432872
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a mobile device with a light sensor overlaid under a display (e.g., a touchscreen). The mobile device can identify a command to capture an image. The mobile device can adjust at least a target portion of an opaqueness adjustable region of the display directly over the light sensor. The opaqueness adjustable region is capable of transforming from substantially opaque to substantially transparent. The mobile device can capture the image utilizing at least the light sensor while the target portion of the opaqueness adjustable region is substantially transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, Rebecca Schultz Zavin
  • Patent number: 10360691
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a light sensor, such as a camera, records an image through the surface with the residue to produce a stained image. A processor associated with the camera identifies object outlines within the image using a machine learning model, and smooth the colors within the object outlines. In another embodiment, the light sensor is placed beneath a dual-mode region of a display containing the residue. The dual-mode region can be opaque and function as part of the display, or can be transparent and allow environment light to reach the light sensor. Initially, the processor determines the position of the residue by causing the dual-mode region to display a predetermined pattern, while the light sensor records the predetermined pattern. Using the determined position of the residue, the processor corrects the pixels within the residue in the recorded image, by interpolating the values of the pixels outside of the residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats
  • Patent number: 10353842
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern techniques for intelligently switching between multiple sources of USB signals. More specifically, user devices are described that include a physical USB port for receiving a USB connector and one or more wireless transceivers that communicate with an accessory. The wireless transceiver(s) may communicate with the accessory using a USB-based protocol (e.g., Wireless USB). The user devices described herein can intelligently switch between these different sources of USB signals so that USB signals can be simultaneously or sequentially received from a peripheral (via the USB port) and an accessory (via the wireless transceiver(s)). In some embodiments, a switching routine is executed (e.g., by a processor or signal switch) that determines which peripheral and/or accessory is connected to a user device at a given point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, Andrew E. Rubin, David John Evans, V, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Xinrui Jiang, Joseph Anthony Tate
  • Patent number: 10348871
    Abstract: Disclosed here are systems and methods which enable high-bandwidth communication between a mobile device and an accessory. The high-bandwidth communication uses electromagnetic waves in the extremely high frequency range between 30 GHz and 300 GHz inclusive, also known as millimeter waves. The millimeter waves travel through at least the chassis of the accessory and the chassis of the mobile device without significant scattering and attenuation. The properties of the materials through which the millimeter waves travel determine the attenuation of the millimeter waves. Disclosed here are various materials, and their thicknesses, which form a transmission stack through which the millimeter waves can travel unimpeded. In effect, the transmission stack acts as a dielectric member which facilitates the transmission of the millimeter waves, while attenuating transmission of waves outside of the extremely high frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jiang Ai, William Francis Leggett, Paulina Mustafa, Nikola Cargonja, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, David John Evans, V, Adithya Gajulapally
  • Patent number: 10341478
    Abstract: Presented here is a handheld writing implement form factor for a mobile device. The shape of the device can correspond to the shape of a whiteboard marker. Due to the small size, the device does not have a physical keyboard or an onscreen keyboard and instead relies on environmental cues, gestural input, voice input, and touch input to interpret user instructions. For example, when the device determines from environmental cues that it is resting on a tabletop, a touch input consisting of a single press from the user is interpreted as an instruction to scroll the display. In other embodiments, the device can be used as a handheld writing implement, such as a computer stylus, or to control the device by handwriting in the air. Other uses of the device are disclosed such as making a payment, communicating with other appliances enabled for electronic communication, recording images with a gesture, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Siqi Li, David John Evans, V
  • Patent number: 10341473
    Abstract: Introduced here is a modular electronic device case with accessories. The modular electronic device case contains at least two parts: a member surrounding four narrow sides of the electronic device, and a detachable member which can attach and detach from the member and/or the electronic device. The detachable member covers a fifth side of the electronic device, such as the backside of the electronic device. The detachable member can include a mechanical or an electronic accessory, such as a pocket, a surface attachment mechanism such as a suction cup, a camera, a battery, an audio port, etc. The accessories can communicate with the electronic device through wireless, or wired means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Anh Tuan Nguyen, David John Evans, V
  • Patent number: 10333576
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a wireless accessory bus for a user device that enables accessories to be easily and securely attached to the user device. More specifically, the wireless accessory bus enables data to be wirelessly transmitted between the accessory and the user device when the accessory and the user device are located within close proximity to one another (e.g., when the accessory is securely attached to the wireless accessory bus). Power could also be wirelessly transferred from the user device to the accessory (or vice versa). In some embodiments, the user device includes fastening component(s) (e.g., magnets) that allow the user device and the accessory to be magnetically secured to one another. The accessory typically enables the user device to readily utilize a new functionality or an improvement to an existing functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10332920
    Abstract: Presented here are manufacturing techniques to create an irregularly shaped electronic display, including a hollow within which a sensor, such as a camera, can be placed. The manufacturing techniques enable the creation of the hollow anytime during the manufacturing process. The resulting electronic display occupies the full side of the mobile device, with the sensors placed within and surrounded by the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, Rebecca Schultz Zavin
  • Patent number: 10331260
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern sensors and other components that can be disposed beneath a variable transparency layer of a mobile device. By modifying how much voltage is applied to the variable transparency layer, a component, such as a camera, can be readily hidden when not in use. More specifically, the variable transparency layer may be substantially opaque when the camera is not in use and at least partially transparent when the camera is in use and ready to capture an image. The opacity level of the variable transparency layer can be modified by a voltage source that is electrically coupled to the variable transparency layer. The various levels of opacity could also enable the variable transparency layer to act as an electronic aperture for the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: D857644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, David John Evans, V, Andrew E. Rubin, Clement Puertolas
  • Patent number: D869463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, David John Evans, V, Manuel Roman, Mara Clair Segal, Dwipal Desai, Andrew E. Rubin