Patents by Inventor Jared I. Drinkwater

Jared I. Drinkwater 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: 9324979
    Abstract: A slidable battery door assembly is described. In implementations, the slidable battery door assembly (hereinafter “door assembly”) includes a door that is slidable to control access to a battery compartment for a device. Also included is a battery contact inside the battery compartment that is coupled to the door. When the door is closed, the battery contact holds a battery in place and serves as a portion of an electrical circuit that includes the battery. The door may be slidably opened such that the battery contact releases the battery, allowing the battery to be removed from the battery compartment. Thus, the door assembly enables easy installation and removal of a battery. Further, the door assembly can be positioned to hold a battery securely in place and provide an electrically conductive connection between the battery and an electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kelong Zhao, Xianming Huang, Curtis Douglas Aumiller, Zhiwei Zhang, Minggang Ma, Luke M. Murphy, Peter W. Bristol, Jared I. Drinkwater, David M. Lane, Summer L. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130252057
    Abstract: A slidable battery door assembly is described. In implementations, the slidable battery door assembly (hereinafter “door assembly”) includes a door that is slidable to control access to a battery compartment for a device. Also included is a battery contact inside the battery compartment that is coupled to the door. When the door is closed, the battery contact holds a battery in place and serves as a portion of an electrical circuit that includes the battery. The door may be slidably opened such that the battery contact releases the battery, allowing the battery to be removed from the battery compartment. Thus, the door assembly enables easy installation and removal of a battery. Further, the door assembly can be positioned to hold a battery securely in place and provide an electrically conductive connection between the battery and an electrical circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelong Zhao, Xianming Huang, Curtis Douglas Aumiller, Zhiwei Zhang, Minggang Ma, Luke M. Murphy, Peter W. Bristol, Jared I. Drinkwater, David M. Lane, Summer L. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8450970
    Abstract: A small footprint portable battery charging station having a vertically mounted circuit board, containing the charging circuit components, enclosed within a housing. The charging station is arrayed with bays back to back within which the batteries under charge may be mounted. The battery charging station further containing intake vents close to the base of the station and exhaust vents close to the top of the station. These vents encourage the natural convective flow of air around the charging circuit components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Micro Power Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jared I. Drinkwater