Patents by Inventor David William Voth

David William Voth 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: 20210050742
    Abstract: A device for inductively charging an electronic accessory includes a first portion, a second portion, and a spacer. The first portion includes a first transmission coil in a first plane where the first transmission coil is configured to generate a first magnetic field, and the second portion includes a first transmission coil in a second plane where the second transmission coil is configured to generate a second magnetic field. The spacer is positioned between the first transmission coil and the second transmission coil and between the first plane and the second plane. The spacer material magnetically insulates the second transmission coil from the first magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Casey Sean CALLAN, Stefan Jon KRISTJANSSON, Daniel Thomas NEVISTIC, George KARAVAEV, Michael Francis DEILY, David William VOTH, Srinivas Reddy NAGAMPET
  • Patent number: 10656688
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes components of a computing device. The computing device includes a housing. The housing includes an outer surface and an inner surface. The computing device also includes a heat generating component supported by the housing. The computing device includes a phase change device adjacent or physically connected to the heat generating component. The phase change device includes a first side and a second side. The first side is closer to the heat generating component than the second side. The second side is opposite the first side. The phase change device is compressible, such that when a force is applied to the outer surface of the housing, the inner surface of the housing flexes towards the second side of the phase change device and the phase change device is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David William Voth, Andrew Douglas Delano
  • Patent number: 10649506
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Jedd Perry, Andrew Douglas Delano, David William Voth
  • Publication number: 20190339750
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kabir SIDDIQUI, Jedd PERRY, Andrew Douglas DELANO, David William VOTH
  • Patent number: 10386898
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Jedd Perry, Andrew Douglas Delano, David William Voth
  • Publication number: 20180239404
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Jedd Perry, Andrew Douglas Delano, David William Voth
  • Publication number: 20170315598
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes components of a computing device. The computing device includes a housing. The housing includes an outer surface and an inner surface. The computing device also includes a heat generating component supported by the housing. The computing device includes a phase change device adjacent or physically connected to the heat generating component. The phase change device includes a first side and a second side. The first side is closer to the heat generating component than the second side. The second side is opposite the first side. The phase change device is compressible, such that when a force is applied to the outer surface of the housing, the inner surface of the housing flexes towards the second side of the phase change device and the phase change device is compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: David William Voth, Andrew Douglas Delano
  • Patent number: 9733680
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes components of a computing device. The computing device includes a housing. The housing includes an outer surface and an inner surface. The computing device also includes a heat generating component supported by the housing. The computing device includes a phase change device adjacent or physically connected to the heat generating component. The phase change device includes a first side and a second side. The first side is closer to the heat generating component than the second side. The second side is opposite the first side. The phase change device is compressible, such that when a force is applied to the outer surface of the housing, the inner surface of the housing flexes towards the second side of the phase change device and the phase change device is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David William Voth, Andrew Douglas Delano
  • Patent number: 7386638
    Abstract: A communications system is arranged for serially chaining multiple portable pendant peripherals to a portable host device. The system enables multiple low power input/output peripherals to communicate over a bi-directional data line with a portable host device such as a PDA or cellular phone. Fixed-length data packets are employed in a store-and-forward approach between the host device and the pendant peripherals. An upstream pendant system component controls a unidirectional clock signal that regulates data transfers to or from the host device and a downstream pendant peripheral. A device identification field associated with the data packet is incremented or decremented as the data packet is forwarded along the pendant bus chain until it reaches its destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David William Voth, Michael P. Calligaro
  • Patent number: 7340566
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for initializing other memory from block oriented NAND flash by central processing units (CPUs) designed for non-NAND flash. The system employs a sequential loader that avoids the use of branches, loops, and the like, to enable a portion of the sequential loader to be sequentially fetched and executed by the CPU. The fetched and executed portion of the sequential loader is configured to copy additional instructions from NAND flash into random-access memory, such that the CPU may be fully booted from the sequential loader by executing code that has been copied into the random-access memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David William Voth, Avi R. Geiger
  • Patent number: 7299303
    Abstract: A communication protocol for use between serially chained portable pendant peripherals and a portable host device. The bus communications system protocol enables multiple low power input/output peripherals to communicate over a bi-directional data line with a portable host device such as a PDA or cellular phone. A message packet data structure for use in the bus communications system includes a device identifier, a packet type identifier, and message data bits. The packet type identifier describes the actions associated with the packet. A method determines whether the message packet received by a device is intended for the device by evaluating if the device identifier is zero. If the device identifier is other than zero, the method modifies the device identifier and communicates the message packet to another device in the bus communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Calligaro, David William Voth, Randal J. Ramig, Roberto Cazzaro
  • Patent number: 7123734
    Abstract: A speaker and antenna configuration for use in a mobile device. The speaker and antenna configuration includes a speaker, an antenna, and a circuit board. The circuit board includes at least one sound passageway. The speaker is mounted on one side of the circuit board such that sound from the speaker passes substantially through the sound passageway. The antenna is situated on the other side of the circuit board. In one embodiment, the antenna includes a perforation configured such that sound from the speaker passes substantially through the perforation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David William Voth, Dina Christine Taylor
  • Patent number: 6957284
    Abstract: A communications system is arranged for serially chaining multiple portable pendant peripherals to a portable host device. The system enables multiple low power input/output peripherals to communicate over a bi-directional data line with a portable host device such as a PDA or cellular phone. Fixed-length data packets are employed in a store-and-forward approach between the host device and the pendant peripherals. An upstream pendant system component controls a unidirectional clock signal that regulates data transfers to or from the host device and a downstream pendant peripheral. A device identification field associated with the data packet is incremented or decremented as the data packet is forwarded along the pendant bus chain until it reaches its destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David William Voth, Michael P. Calligaro
  • Publication number: 20040204024
    Abstract: A speaker and antenna configuration for use in a mobile device. The speaker and antenna configuration includes a speaker, an antenna, and a circuit board. The circuit board includes at least one sound passageway. The speaker is mounted on one side of the circuit board such that sound from the speaker passes substantially through the sound passageway. The antenna is situated on the other side of the circuit board. In one embodiment, the antenna includes a perforation configured such that sound from the speaker passes substantially through the perforation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David William Voth, Dina Christine Taylor
  • Publication number: 20040076069
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for initializing other memory from block oriented NAND flash by central processing units (CPUs) designed for non-NAND flash. The system employs a sequential loader that avoids the use of branches, loops, and the like, to enable a portion of the sequential loader to be sequentially fetched and executed by the CPU. The fetched and executed portion of the sequential loader is configured to copy additional instructions from NAND flash into random-access memory, such that the CPU may be fully booted from the sequential loader by executing code that has been copied into the random-access memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David William Voth, Avi R. Geiger
  • Publication number: 20030133471
    Abstract: A communication protocol for use between serially chained portable pendant peripherals and a portable host device. The bus communications system protocol enables multiple low power input/output peripherals to communicate over a bi-directional data line with a portable host device such as a PDA or cellular phone. A message packet data structure for use in the bus communications system includes a device identifier, a packet type identifier, and message data bits. The packet type identifier describes the actions associated with the packet. A method determines whether the message packet received by a device is intended for the device by evaluating if the device identifier is zero. If the device identifier is other than zero, the method modifies the device identifier and communicates the message packet to another device in the bus communications system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Calligaro, David William Voth, Randal J. Ramig, Roberto Cazzaro
  • Publication number: 20030135774
    Abstract: A communications system is arranged for serially chaining multiple portable pendant peripherals to a portable host device. The system enables multiple low power input/output peripherals to communicate over a bi-directional data line with a portable host device such as a PDA or cellular phone. Fixed-length data packets are employed in a store-and-forward approach between the host device and the pendant peripherals. An upstream pendant system component controls a unidirectional clock signal that regulates data transfers to or from the host device and a downstream pendant peripheral. A device identification field associated with the data packet is incremented or decremented as the data packet is forwarded along the pendant bus chain until it reaches its destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David William Voth, Michael P. Calligaro