Patents by Inventor Joseph L. Allore

Joseph L. Allore 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: 9974199
    Abstract: A method of making a device housing involves providing a transparent lens with a front surface and a rear surface, and a stepped flange along at least a portion of the lens perimeter. The method includes injecting plastic onto the transparent lens perimeter, including the stepped flange, the plastic forming a plastic feature that has a front surface that is tangent to the front surface of the transparent lens, a rear surface that is tangent to the rear surface of the transparent lens, and that extends outward from the sides of the transparent lens away from a device width center line. The plastic feature is molded to the rear surface of the transparent lens at at least one of two ends of the device housing, and the plastic encapsulates a stepped middle surface of the transparent lens flange. A device housing that is made by this method is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Allore, Michael J. Formenti, Michael J. Lombardi, Michael L. Neau
  • Publication number: 20170271921
    Abstract: A modular lighting control system is disclosed for lighting control, modular home electronic devices and home networking of modular electronic devices. The system includes a switch module having one or more magnets, a wireless power transmission coil, an infrared light transmitter and an infrared light receiver and a user interface module having one or more wireless power reception coils, one or more magnets, an infrared light emitter and an infrared light detector. The user interface module can be removably attached to and powered by one or more of the switch modules and communicate with one or more of the switch modules without any mechanical attachment or electrical connection on either the switch module or the user interface module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. LOMBARDI, Joseph L. ALLORE, Mitchell J. HODGES, Sagid DALVI
  • Patent number: 9664731
    Abstract: A system and method of circuit board and device construction provide an RF testing connection for thin devices that lack space between their printed circuit board (PCB) and their housing for a test connection. In particular, in designs wherein the device PCB lies against the rear housing of the device, the use of a dedicated test connector on the back of the main PCB is problematic, but a circuit configuration is provided such that a removable test connection can be used without affecting the operation of the device or the configuration of the PCB itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Minh H Duong, Joseph L Allore, Michael J Lombardi
  • Patent number: 9667871
    Abstract: A system and method of remote imaging allows a camera module in a modular portable electronic device environment to be removed from a base module without halting an image capture session being displayed on a display of the base module. In an embodiment, image data may be captured by both the camera module and the base module. A hardwired connection connects the devices when the camera module is docked on the base module, while a wireless connection maintains the connection between the devices when the camera module is undocked from the base module during an image capture session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Lombardi, Joseph L Allore, Nathan M Connell, Paul Fordham
  • Patent number: 9666934
    Abstract: An enhanced portable communication device includes a one-piece metal back plate with integral antennas. The one-piece metal back plate includes four integral antennas in an embodiment, forming an antenna pair at each end of the device. A printed circuit board (PCB) of the device is configured to drive one or more of the antennas capacitivly or, in an embodiment, via a direct feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Lombardi, Mohammed Abdul-Gaffoor, Joseph L Allore, Joshua D Boerman, Ugur Olgun, Abu T Sayem
  • Patent number: 9616625
    Abstract: A transparent lens and differing plastic material housing is provided that includes a transparent lens including a front surface, a rear surface, and a perimeter edge, the perimeter edge including a flange, a plastic housing affixed to the perimeter edge flange having a different material than the transparent lens, a portion that is tangent to the front surface of the transparent lens; and a portion that is tangent to the rear surface of the transparent lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Allore, Adam R. Cole, Michael J. Formenti, Michael J. Lombardi, Michael L. Neau, Natalie J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9622365
    Abstract: An electronic device (100) includes a housing member (103) and a display layer (512). The display includes two substrate layers (404,405) sealed together at a seam (408) disposed along a periphery (602) of each substrate layer. A compression gasket (604) is disposed between the housing member and the display, the compression gasket being disposed against the display interior to the seam. A second compression gasket (995) can be disposed interior to the compression gasket to provide a dampening function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Allore, David G. Fliszar, Jason P. Wojack
  • Patent number: 9619137
    Abstract: A display protection system for use in a portable electronic device includes first and second lenses overlaying the device display. The first lens includes an aperture over a lens sensor mounted in the device, whereas the second lens includes an opaque region in that same area. In this way, the lens sensor may detect the presence or absence of the secondary lens and adjust touch sensor behavior accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Lombardi, Joseph L Allore, David K Lim
  • Publication number: 20170098336
    Abstract: Systems and methods for secure carrying of user cards and other items are integrated with the user's portable communication device. In an embodiment, the system includes an integrated alarm function to alert the user of unauthorized access to a storage compartment. In a further embodiment, the carrying system includes a cover having electrical contacts configured for mating to the user's portable device system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Roger W. Ady, Joseph L. Allore, Paul Fordham, Michael Gunn
  • Patent number: 9614949
    Abstract: A system and method of networking in a portable device in a modular device environment detects connection of a second device to the portable device, and configures the second device to form a parallel network connection with the portable device. In an embodiment, the second device is configured to form a direct WiFi connection to the portable device when the devices are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Lombardi, Mohammed Abdul-Gaffoor, Joseph L Allore
  • Publication number: 20170094821
    Abstract: A method of making a device housing involves providing a transparent lens with a front surface and a rear surface, and a stepped flange along at least a portion of the lens perimeter. The method includes injecting plastic onto the transparent lens perimeter, including the stepped flange, the plastic forming a plastic feature that has a front surface that is tangent to the front surface of the transparent lens, a rear surface that is tangent to the rear surface of the transparent lens, and that extends outward from the sides of the transparent lens away from a device width center line. The plastic feature is molded to the rear surface of the transparent lens at at least one of two ends of the device housing, and the plastic encapsulates a stepped middle surface of the transparent lens flange. A device housing that is made by this method is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph L. Allore, Michael J. Formenti, Michael J. Lombardi, Michael L. Neau
  • Patent number: 9591766
    Abstract: A device interconnection system uses an indexed carrier to locate an array of contacts on an array of solder pads on a printed circuit board. In an embodiment, the PCB is indexed to a device housing in the same manner that it is indexed to the carrier, allowing the array of contacts to match and protrude through an array of holes in the housing. In a further embodiment, the housing is substantially metallic, and the array of holes in the housing are located in an insulating plate formed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Michael J Lombardi, Joseph L Allore, Natalie J Stevens
  • Patent number: 9550335
    Abstract: A device housing assembly has a display module including a front pane and a rear pane, the rear pane having a section longer than the front pane in at least one direction. The housing assembly further has a transparent lens and plastic housing, the transparent lens having a front and rear surface; and an adhesive between the front transparent pane and the rear surface of the transparent lens. The housing includes a support structure molded to the rear surface of the transparent lens positioned proximally to the longer section of the rear pane and adjacent to the front pane of glass, the structure providing mechanical support for the rear pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Adam R Cole, Joseph L Allore, Michael J. Lombardi, Natalie J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9545764
    Abstract: A method of making a device housing involves providing a transparent lens with a front surface and a rear surface, and a stepped flange along at least a portion of the lens perimeter. The method includes injecting plastic onto the transparent lens perimeter, including the stepped flange, the plastic forming a plastic feature that has a front surface that is tangent to the front surface of the transparent lens, a rear surface that is tangent to the rear surface of the transparent lens, and that extends outward from the sides of the transparent lens away from a device width center line. The plastic feature is molded to the rear surface of the transparent lens at at least one of two ends of the device housing, and the plastic encapsulates a stepped middle surface of the transparent lens flange. A device housing that is made by this method is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L Allore, Michael J. Formenti, Michael J. Lombardi, Michael L Neau
  • Publication number: 20160366259
    Abstract: A modular device system includes a base device and additional functionality modules that are separately dockable to the base device to form a single device. The base device includes one or more speakers and one or more microphones. For each device, its multiple speakers and microphones are driven independently of the other device when the devices are not docked together. However, when one of the additional functionality modules is docked to the base device, a predetermined optimized audio configuration specific to the particular additional functionality module is set for the combined device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Lombardi, Joseph L. Allore, Paul Fordham
  • Publication number: 20160309283
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosed principles, a modular portable device includes a first module acting as a traditional high-function phone or “smartphone” and a second module that adds enhanced functionality to the first module. When the modules are separated, they may operate independently of each other. In an embodiment, when the first module and the second module are docked together and a voice call is placed with the first module, the earpiece speaker, microphone, and cellular connection of the first module are utilized. During the voice call, a Bluetooth connection between the first module and the second module may be established in anticipation of an undocking event to eliminate a delay in audio transfer from the first module to the second module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Lombardi, Joseph L. Allore, Paul Fordham
  • Publication number: 20160301139
    Abstract: An enhanced portable communication device includes a one-piece metal back plate with integral antennas. The one-piece metal back plate includes four integral antennas in an embodiment, forming an antenna pair at each end of the device. A printed circuit board (PCB) of the device is configured to drive one or more of the antennas capacitivly or, in an embodiment, via a direct feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Lombardi, Mohammed Abdul-Gaffoor, Joseph L. Allore, Joshua D. Boerman, Ugur Olgun, Abu T. Sayem
  • Patent number: 9467548
    Abstract: A modular portable device interconnection system includes a magnetic attachment point on a first portable device and a corresponding magnetically responsive attachment point on a second portable device. The magnetic attachment point includes a plated annular magnet, an electrically conductive pin extending through the magnet and an electrically insulating layer insulating the electrically conductive pin from the magnet. The magnetically responsive attachment point includes a ferromagnetic annulus, plated or otherwise conductive, configured and located to mate with the annular magnet when the first and second devices are placed together. In this configuration, the electrically conductive pin and electrically insulating layer extend through both the magnet and the ferromagnetic annulus, forming a shielded electrically conductive pathway between the devices. This pathway is suitable for RF signals but may also be used for other AC signals or DC signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L Allore, Mohammed Abdul-Gaffoor, Paul Fordham, Michael J Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20160285494
    Abstract: A battery packaging technique for a portable communications device encloses two or more RF transmission lines under or within a metallic side seal of a battery pack of the device. The RF transmission lines are controlled in this manner during assembly and are well-constrained across the width and thickness of the pack, but at the same time are free to slide along the length of the battery to allow for easy assembly to the device. The metallic side seal may comprise a metal foil, and in an embodiment the RF transmission lines are color-coded so that they can be accurately assembled to the finished device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Lombardi, Joseph L. Allore, Natalie J. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20160283079
    Abstract: A display protection system for use in a portable electronic device includes first and second lenses overlaying the device display. The first lens includes an aperture over a lens sensor mounted in the device, whereas the second lens includes an opaque region in that same area. In this way, the lens sensor may detect the presence or absence of the secondary lens and adjust touch sensor behavior accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Lombardi, Joseph L. Allore, David K. Lim