Patents by Inventor David Kazmierz Szczypinski

David Kazmierz Szczypinski 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: 20180342843
    Abstract: Technologies are described for an audio jack housing configured to concentrically align with an opening in a chassis of a computing device and to accept a plug associated with external audio components. When the housing is aligned with the opening, a snout of the audio jack housing abuts an interior surface of the opening and does not protrude into the opening. The chassis where the opening is located may be constructed from a plastic material to reduce a risk of shorting-out when a metal plug is inserted into the housing. The chassis may include alignment features to concentrically align the audio jack housing with the opening during assembly, such that interior edges of the opening and interior edges of the snout are flush creating a smooth interior entry into the audio jack housing through the opening and the snout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Pope, Christina Ashley Yee, David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Patent number: 10141699
    Abstract: Technologies are described for an audio jack housing configured to concentrically align with an opening in a chassis of a computing device and to accept a plug associated with external audio components. When the housing is aligned with the opening, a snout of the audio jack housing abuts an interior surface of the opening and does not protrude into the opening. The chassis where the opening is located may be constructed from a plastic material to reduce a risk of shorting-out when a metal plug is inserted into the housing. The chassis may include alignment features to concentrically align the audio jack housing with the opening during assembly, such that interior edges of the opening and interior edges of the snout are flush creating a smooth interior entry into the audio jack housing through the opening and the snout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Pope, Christina Ashley Yee, David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Patent number: 10142448
    Abstract: The technology provides a mobile communication device having separable components, including a control module configured for only short-range wireless communication and a docking station module configured for both long-range wireless communication and short-range wireless communication. The control module includes a touch-sensitive display, a short-range wireless transceiver and a processor that electrically couples the touch-sensitive display and the short-range wireless transceiver. The docking station module includes a docking area that receives the control module, a docking short-range wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the control module, a long-range wireless transceiver that is configured to communicate with a long-range network and a docking processor that electrically couples the docking short-range wireless transceiver and the long-range wireless transceiver. The technology provides a sleek light-weight control module having full functionality of the docking station module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Paul John Kudrna, Benjamin Michael Finney, David Kazmierz Szczypinski, Oleg Los
  • Publication number: 20180099481
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a first portion having a first material and a first interface surface. A second portion having a second material that is different than the first material is included. The second portion has a second interface surface that is connected to the first interface surface of the first portion. A method of manufacturing an apparatus is described. The method includes adhering a first portion of the apparatus to a second portion of the apparatus to create a combined portion. After adhering the first portion of the apparatus to the second portion of the apparatus to create the combined portion, the combined portion of the apparatus is treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: David Kazmierz SZCZYPINSKI, Ronald B. SMITH, Mikhail BRUK
  • Patent number: 8933847
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing carrying a circuit board and wireless communications circuitry. An antenna assembly is carried by the housing and coupled to the wireless communications circuitry. The antenna assembly may include an electrically conductive base having a rectangular shape with opposing first and second ends and opposing first and second sides extending between the first and second ends. The electrically conductive base may have an elongate slot therein extending within a medial portion thereof and contained within the opposing first and second ends and the opposing first and second sides. The antenna assembly also may include an electrically conductive feed arm extending outwardly from the first side of the electrically conductive base adjacent the first end thereof. The electrically conductive feed arm may have a distal end with an antenna feed defined thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shing Lung Steven Yang, Firass Mirza Badaruzzaman, David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Patent number: 8804328
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes: a housing, a processor provided in the housing, a rechargeable power pack provided in the housing in communication with the processor, apertures extending through the housing, insulating portions of the housing being provided between the apertures, a location of the apertures being selected to map out a graphical element, electrical contacts in communication with the battery for charging the battery, the electrical contacts being sized to be received in the apertures and wherein the insulating portions are provided for insulating the electrical contacts from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Publication number: 20140098063
    Abstract: Apparatus (20) and methods (600, 700, 800) for sensing proximity of an object (22) to an electronic device (10) are disclosed. The apparatus (20) may comprise an infrared source (30) configured to emit electromagnetic energy in the infrared frequency range (IR energy 24) for reflection by an object (22) in proximity to the electronic device (10). The apparatus (20) may also comprise an image sensor (32) configured to: capture digital images in the visible light spectrum; detect the reflected IR energy (26); and generate a signal useful in controlling a function of the electronic device (10), such as the activation of a touch-sensitive display (14), based on the reflected IR energy (26) detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Francisco ROJAS, Mark Daniel JANNINCK, David Kazmierz SZCZYPINSKI
  • Publication number: 20140044298
    Abstract: A module for containing an earpiece for an audio device, the earpiece having at least one protruding electrical contact. The module comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion being opposable and forming a cavity sized to accommodate an earpiece. The module further comprises at least one electrical contact within the cavity, on one of the first portion and the second portion. The electrical contact is positioned to engage a protruding electrical contact of the earpiece positioned within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cody Allen Balk, David Kazmierz Szczypinski, Benjamin Michael Finney
  • Patent number: 8588454
    Abstract: A module for containing an earpiece for an audio device, the earpiece having at least one protruding electrical contact. The module comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion being opposable and forming a cavity sized to accommodate an earpiece. The module further comprises at least one electrical contact within the cavity, on one of the first portion and the second portion. The electrical contact is positioned to engage a protruding electrical contact of the earpiece positioned within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Cody Allen Balk, David Kazmierz Szczypinski, Benjamin Michael Finney
  • Publication number: 20130100030
    Abstract: Keypad apparatus and methods are described herein. An example keypad includes a dome-switch assembly having a dome aligned relative to a first trace pattern and a second trace pattern of a printed circuit board and a key aligned with the dome. The key is depressible between an initial position, an intermediate position and a depressed position, where the key is to deflect the dome to electrically couple the first and second trace patterns when the key is in the depressed position. A touch sensing film detects a touch on a keycap of the key when the key is in the initial position and a pressure sensing film detects a force on the keycap when the key is in the intermediate position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Oleg Los, David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Patent number: 8427825
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes: a housing, a processor provided in the housing, a rechargeable power pack provided in the housing in communication with the processor, apertures extending through the housing, insulating portions of the housing being provided between the apertures, a location of the apertures being selected to map out a graphical element, electrical contacts in communication with the battery for charging the battery, the electrical contacts being sized to be received in the apertures and wherein the insulating portions are provided for insulating the electrical contacts from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Publication number: 20120280868
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing carrying a circuit board and wireless communications circuitry. An antenna assembly is carried by the housing and coupled to the wireless communications circuitry. The antenna assembly may include an electrically conductive base having a rectangular shape with opposing first and second ends and opposing first and second sides extending between the first and second ends. The electrically conductive base may have an elongate slot therein extending within a medial portion thereof and contained within the opposing first and second ends and the opposing first and second sides. The antenna assembly also may include an electrically conductive feed arm extending outwardly from the first side of the electrically conductive base adjacent the first end thereof. The electrically conductive feed arm may have a distal end with an antenna feed defined thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Shing Lung Steven YANG, Firass Mirza Badaruzzaman, David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Publication number: 20120225622
    Abstract: The technology provides a mobile communication device having separable components, including a control module configured for only short-range wireless communication and a docking station module configured for both long-range wireless communication and short-range wireless communication. The control module includes a touch-sensitive display, a short-range wireless transceiver and a processor that electrically couples the touch-sensitive display and the short-range wireless transceiver. The docking station module includes a docking area that receives the control module, a docking short-range wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the control module, a long-range wireless transceiver that is configured to communicate with a. long-range network and a docking processor that electrically couples the docking short-range wireless transceiver and the long-range wireless transceiver. The technology provides a sleek light-weight control module having full functionality of the docking station module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul John Kudrna, Benjamin Michael Finney, David Kazmierz Szczypinski, Oleg Los
  • Publication number: 20120201413
    Abstract: A module for containing an earpiece for an audio device, the earpiece having at least one protruding electrical contact. The module comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion being opposable and forming a cavity sized to accommodate an earpiece. The module further comprises at least one electrical contact within the cavity, on one of the first portion and the second portion. The electrical contact is positioned to engage a protruding electrical contact of the earpiece positioned within the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Cody Allen Balk, David Kazmierz Szczypinski, Benjamin Michael Finney
  • Publication number: 20120092819
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes: a housing, a processor provided in the housing, a rechargeable power pack provided in the housing in communication with the processor, apertures extending through the housing, insulating portions of the housing being provided between the apertures, a location of the apertures being selected to map out a graphical element, electrical contacts in communication with the battery for charging the battery, the electrical contacts being sized to be received in the apertures and wherein the insulating portions are provided for insulating the electrical contacts from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: David Kazmierz Szczypinski
  • Publication number: 20090229321
    Abstract: The invention provides a lock assembly (10) which has a support base (80) and a bolt (14) movable between an unlocked position, in which the bolt (14) is substantially within the support base in (80) and a locked position in which the bolt (14) extends from the support base (80). The lock assembly (10) also includes locking means (32) to block movement of the bolt (14) in the locked position and actuating means (46) for moving the blocking means (32) to release the bolt (14) from the locked position. The actuating means (46) can comprise electromechanical means, an electro restrictive polymer, piezoelectric material or a material adapted to contract when activated, such as shape memory alloy wire (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Eccles, Dickory Rudduck, John Freese, Benjamin David Ford, Paul Kudrna, Cary Maguire, David Kazmierz Szczypinski, Michael Kondratuk