Patents by Inventor David Winkler

David Winkler 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: 20170040825
    Abstract: A wearable charging apparatus configured for charging of a wearable device while the wearable device is in an operative position, such as on the wrist of the user the wearable charging apparatus includes a front housing portion, a rear charging portion, a coupling member and a charge system. The wearable device is positionable between the front housing portion and the rear charging portion. The front portion has a battery and the rear charging portion has a wearable charge coil that is placed in operable position relative to the wearable device and configured to electrically communicate with a coil within the body of the wearable device and coupled to a wearable battery therewith, to, in turn, transfer power from the battery within the cavity to the wearable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Alberto R. Cavallaro, David A. Winkler
  • Publication number: 20160378165
    Abstract: A method and apparatus reduce power consumption and mitigate declining battery life. In some embodiments, an initial full charge capacity, C(O), of a rechargeable battery is determined. A full charge capacity, C(t), of the rechargeable battery is determined at time t. An average power consumption profile is determined. A reduced power consumption is implemented based on the average power consumption profile and a factor C(t)/C(O). In other embodiments, functions that are not used in an average power consumption profile are deactivated. Other functions that occur in certain use cases of the average power consumption profile are activated and deactivated as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Abhijith Krishnappa, Wayne Ballantyne, Karthik Kumar, David A. Winkler
  • Patent number: 9461491
    Abstract: A battery charger, which can be configured as a charger or docking station (300), includes one or more control circuits (105). A charging circuit (302) can charge one or more rechargeable batteries (118). A thermal management device (305) can alter a thermal condition of the one or more rechargeable batteries. The one or more control circuits can receive, with a communication circuit (309) an indication of a thermal state of an electronic device (100). The one or more control circuits can cause the thermal management device to alter the thermal condition of the one or more rechargeable batteries such that when the one or more rechargeable batteries are coupled to the electronic device, a thermal mass defined by the electronic device and the one or more rechargeable batteries transitions from the thermal state toward a predefined thermal mass temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventor: David A. Winkler
  • Publication number: 20160252624
    Abstract: An extremely small, simple, digitally controlled tracking device provides greater transceiver functionality by being programmable across a wide frequency range and various modulation formats with the same circuit components. Additionally, the programmable nature of the tracking device provides reliable scheduling functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Robert MacCurdy, Steven Powell, Richard Gabrielson, David Winkler
  • Patent number: 9268376
    Abstract: An improved electronic communications system 100 features a holder assembly 104 such as a mobile computing device dock station 106 and dock heat exchanger providing an external heat sink 162 which when coupled with a user-friendly heat transfer device 164 such as a heat pipe can transfer heat from internal electronic components 146, 148 and 154 and an internal heat sink 157 of an electronic communications device 102, such as a cellular phone or mobile computing device, via a special headset jack-heat pipe interface 167 to help cool the electronic communications device 102. The electronic communications device 102 can also include one or more thermal couplings 158-160 for coupling and providing a thermal pathway(s) from at least one of the internal electronic components 146, 148 and 154 to the internal heat sink 157.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Morris B. Bowers, Maninder S. Sehmbey
  • Publication number: 20160006282
    Abstract: A battery charger, which can be configured as a charger or docking station (300), includes one or more control circuits (105). A charging circuit (302) can charge one or more rechargeable batteries (118). A thermal management device (305) can alter a thermal condition of the one or more rechargeable batteries. The one or more control circuits can receive, with a communication circuit (309) an indication of a thermal state of an electronic device (100). The one or more control circuits can cause the thermal management device to alter the thermal condition of the one or more rechargeable batteries such that when the one or more rechargeable batteries are coupled to the electronic device, a thermal mass defined by the electronic device and the one or more rechargeable batteries transitions from the thermal state toward a predefined thermal mass temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventor: David A. Winkler
  • Patent number: 8999993
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds, processes for their preparation and their use in protecting biological materials from radiation damage (radioprotection).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
    Inventors: Roger Francis Martin, Jonathan White, Pavel Lobachevsky, David Winkler, Colin Skene, Sebastian Marcuccio
  • Patent number: 8963845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electronic devices such as mobile devices, and methods of operating such devices. In one embodiment of the invention, the electronic device includes first and second temperature sensors positioned at different respective locations on the electronic device and at least one processing device. The first and second temperature sensors respectively output first and second signals indicative of the respective temperatures experienced at those respective sensors. The at least one processing device (i) receives the first and second signals respectively from the first and second temperature sensors respectively and generates based thereon an indication of a difference or a relationship between the first and second temperatures, and (ii) determines an operational context of the electronic device based at least in part upon the difference. In an additional embodiment, other sensor information from one or more other sensors is taken into account in determining the operational context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Bill Alberth, Martin Pais, David Winkler
  • Publication number: 20140192480
    Abstract: An improved electronic communications system 100 features a holder assembly 104 such as a mobile computing device dock station 106 and dock heat exchanger providing an external heat sink 162 which when coupled with a user-friendly heat transfer device 164 such as a heat pipe can transfer heat from internal electronic components 146, 148 and 154 and an internal heat sink 157 of an electronic communications device 102, such as a cellular phone or mobile computing device, via a special headset jack-heat pipe interface 167 to help cool the electronic communications device 102. The electronic communications device 102 can also include one or more thermal couplings 158-160 for coupling and providing a thermal pathway(s) from at least one of the internal electronic components 146, 148 and 154 to the internal heat sink 157.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Morris B. Bowers, Maninder S. Sehmbey
  • Patent number: 8750906
    Abstract: A system and method for providing information on a map displayed by a mobile device is described. In some examples, the system facilitates user control of map elements, such as dynamically changing map elements based on events that occur at a user's mobile device or at locations associated with the map elements. In some examples, the system enables communication between users via map elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David Winkler, Randy Meyerson, Edward Carrigan
  • Patent number: 8639954
    Abstract: A portable electronic device employs a method for recovering power to a rechargeable battery used therein when the battery is in a low state of charge. The portable electronic device includes at least a power management subsystem (PMS), a main processor subsystem, and the battery. When the battery is incapable of supplying boot-up power to the processor subsystem, power is provided from a battery charger to the PMS to power-up the PMS. The PMS then determines the battery's type and a state-of-charge (SOC) parameter for the battery, and compares the SOC parameter to a threshold, which is based on at least the battery type. If the SOC parameter is less than the threshold, power is provided from the battery charger to the battery for use in recharging the battery. Otherwise, power is supplied from the battery to the processor subsystem to facilitate general operation of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Robert M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130109678
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds, processes for their preparation and their use in protecting biological materials from radiation damage (radioprotection).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: PETER MACCALLUM CANCER INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Roger Francis Martin, Jonathan White, Pavel Lobachevsky, David Winkler, Colin Skene, Sebastian Maruccio
  • Publication number: 20120159220
    Abstract: A portable electronic device employs a method for recovering power to a rechargeable battery used therein when the battery is in a low state of charge. The portable electronic device includes at least a power management subsystem (PMS), a main processor subsystem, and the battery. When the battery is incapable of supplying boot-up power to the processor subsystem, power is provided from a battery charger to the PMS to power-up the PMS. The PMS then determines the battery's type and a state-of-charge (SOC) parameter for the battery, and compares the SOC parameter to a threshold, which is based on at least the battery type. If the SOC parameter is less than the threshold, power is provided from the battery charger to the battery for use in recharging the battery. Otherwise, power is supplied from the battery to the processor subsystem to facilitate general operation of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Robert M. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110291946
    Abstract: Techniques utilizing a rear-facing touch panel are described for implementing user interfaces in a handheld device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Mann, Richard Alan Ewing, JR., Parker Ralph Kuncl, Michael Kemery, Prarthana H. Panchal, Benoit F. Collette, David Winkler
  • Publication number: 20110291956
    Abstract: Techniques utilizing a hierarchically-arranged touchpad in conjunction with different types of user interfaces are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Mann, Richard Alan Ewing, JR., Parker Ralph Kuncl, Michael Kemery, Prarthana H. Panchal, Benoit F. Collette, David Winkler
  • Publication number: 20110273378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electronic devices such as mobile devices, and methods of operating such devices. In one embodiment of the invention, the electronic device includes first and second temperature sensors positioned at different respective locations on the electronic device and at least one processing device. The first and second temperature sensors respectively output first and second signals indicative of the respective temperatures experienced at those respective sensors. The at least one processing device (i) receives the first and second signals respectively from the first and second temperature sensors respectively and generates based thereon an indication of a difference or a relationship between the first and second temperatures, and (ii) determines an operational context of the electronic device based at least in part upon the difference. In an additional embodiment, other sensor information from one or more other sensors is taken into account in determining the operational context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Bill Alberth, Martin Pais, David Winkler
  • Patent number: 8003108
    Abstract: Compositions and methods relating to epitopes of sclerostin protein, and sclerostin binding agents, such as antibodies capable of binding to sclerostin, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Amgen Inc., UCB SA
    Inventors: Hsieng Sen Lu, Christpher Paszty, Martyn Kim Robinson, Alistair James Henry, Kelly Sue Warmington, John Latham, Alastair Lawson, David Winkler, Aaron George Winters
  • Publication number: 20110126095
    Abstract: A router having a touch-sensitive display and user interface configured to provide a plurality of category screens corresponding to a plurality of categories and a plurality of navigation keys is described herein. Actuation of one or more of the plurality of navigation keys allows for navigation between the plurality of categories and within screens associated with one of the categories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: T-Mobile USA, Inc
    Inventors: Yaro Brock, Charles Goran, David Winkler
  • Patent number: 7820313
    Abstract: A gating device (100) and associated method (900) for identifying a fuel container (101) used to refill a fuel cell (102) are presented. A fuel source identification device (103) identifies a fuel container (101) to verify that it is compatible with the fuel cell (102). Upon identification, a gating engine (105) opens a retractable barrier (106), thereby providing access to the fuel cell (102). The gating engine (105) moves the retractable barrier (106) from a closed position to an open position when a control circuit (803) indicates that the fuel container (101) is compatible with the fuel cell (102). The fuel container identification device may be an impedance detector (201), a connectivity detector (301), a barcode reader (401), a memory reader (501), a radio-frequency identification device (601), a label reader (701), or other similar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: David Winkler
  • Publication number: 20100216491
    Abstract: A system and method for providing information on a map displayed by a mobile device is described. In some examples, the system facilitates user control of map elements, such as dynamically changing map elements based on events that occur at a user's mobile device or at locations associated with the map elements. In some examples, the system enables communication between users via map elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: David Winkler, Randy Meyerson, Edward Carrigan