Patents by Inventor David Stephen Zucker

David Stephen Zucker 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: 8040331
    Abstract: Embodiments related to dual mode rotatable input devices that permit both resistive and non-resistive rotation are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a stationary hub, a rotatable member rotatable around the stationary hub, and a resistive rotation mechanism forming an interface between the stationary hub and the rotatable member. The resistive rotation mechanism comprises a resistive surface and a movable interface member configured to selectively contact the resistive surface, wherein the resistive surface and the movable interface member move relative to one another with rotation of the rotatable member. The resistive mechanism further comprises a biasing mechanism that urges the movable interface member into engagement with the resistive surface when a rotational velocity of the rotatable member is below a threshold velocity, and allows separation of the interface member and the resistive surface when the rotational velocity of the rotatable member is above the threshold velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Hill, David Stephen Zucker
  • Publication number: 20100214135
    Abstract: A dynamic projected user interface includes a light source for generating a light beam and a spatial light modulator for receiving and dynamically modulating the light beam to create a plurality of display images that are respectively projected onto a plurality of keys in a keyboard. An optical arrangement is disposed in an optical path between the light source and the spatial light modulator for conveying the light beam from the light source to the spatial light modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven N. Bathiche, Adrian R.L. Travis, Neil Emerton, Timothy A. Large, David Stephen Zucker
  • Publication number: 20100164908
    Abstract: Embodiments related to dual mode rotatable input devices that permit both resistive and non-resistive rotation are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a stationary hub, a rotatable member rotatable around the stationary hub, and a resistive rotation mechanism forming an interface between the stationary hub and the rotatable member. The resistive rotation mechanism comprises a resistive surface and a movable interface member configured to selectively contact the resistive surface, wherein the resistive surface and the movable interface member move relative to one another with rotation of the rotatable member. The resistive mechanism further comprises a biasing mechanism that urges the movable interface member into engagement with the resistive surface when a rotational velocity of the rotatable member is below a threshold velocity, and allows separation of the interface member and the resistive surface when the rotational velocity of the rotatable member is above the threshold velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Hill, David Stephen Zucker
  • Patent number: D738667
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bristol, David Doucette, Randy Hulett, Tomislav Lakovic, David Stephen Zucker