Patents by Inventor Jody C. Fu

Jody C. Fu 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: 11334164
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure having a transparent cover defining a touch-sensitive surface, a display positioned within the enclosure and below the transparent cover, and a haptic device configured to produce a haptic output along the touch-sensitive surface. The haptic device may include a battery element electrically coupled to the display, a magnetic element, and a coil assembly fixed with respect to the enclosure and configured to induce an oscillatory movement of the battery element parallel to the display to produce the haptic output. In other examples, the coil assembly may be coupled to the battery element and the first and second magnetic elements may be fixed with respect to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody C. Fu, Erik G. de Jong, Christopher R. Pasma, Katharine R. Chemelewski, Rex T. Ehman, Brad W. Simeral
  • Publication number: 20210389795
    Abstract: A portable electronic device can include a housing at least partially defining an internal volume and a battery disposed in the internal volume. The battery can include sidewalls and a top portion extending past the sidewalls to define a flange. A component can be positioned in the internal volume adjacent to the battery, and at least a portion of the component can extend beyond an edge of the flange toward the sidewall of the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Alvin T. Chang, Jody C. Fu, Ross L. Jackson, Adam T. Clavelle
  • Publication number: 20210026450
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure having a transparent cover defining a touch-sensitive surface, a display positioned within the enclosure and below the transparent cover, and a haptic device configured to produce a haptic output along the touch-sensitive surface. The haptic device may include a battery element electrically coupled to the display, a magnetic element, and a coil assembly fixed with respect to the enclosure and configured to induce an oscillatory movement of the battery element parallel to the display to produce the haptic output. In other examples, the coil assembly may be coupled to the battery element and the first and second magnetic elements may be fixed with respect to the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jody C. Fu, Erik G. de Jong, Christopher R. Pasma, Katharine R. Chemelewski, Rex T. Ehman, Brad w. Simeral