Patents by Inventor Kabir Siddiqui

Kabir Siddiqui 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: 20200326756
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a hinge assembly that rotatably secures a first portion and a second portion. The hinge assembly can define a hinge shaft. The hinge assembly can include an adjustable closed-loop friction band secured to the first portion. The adjustable closed-loop friction band can extend between an aperture end and a removable end. The removable end can include a removable torque control element having a thickness that also at least in part controls a dimension of an aperture that receives the hinge shaft and thereby controls friction between the aperture and the hinge shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir SIDDIQUI, Errol M. TAZBAZ, Rachel A. SHAFFER, Karsten AAGAARD, Kent CAMPBELL
  • Patent number: 10795416
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a hinge assembly that rotatably secures a first portion and a second portion relative to a hinge axis and defines a planar conductor path between the first and second portions through the hinge assembly. The example can also include a pop-up arm that compresses a spring when the first portion and the second portion are rotated to a closed orientation, and wherein the compressed spring creates a bias to rotate the first and second portions from the closed orientation to an open orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joel J. Schmelzle, Kabir Siddiqui, Karsten Aagaard, Benoit Guillaume Henri Rouger, Errol Mark Tazbaz
  • Patent number: 10761572
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices. One example relates to a device that has a first portion and a second portion. The device can include a hinge assembly secured to the first portion and the second portion and a flexible display secured to the first portion and the second portion. The device can include a support member positioned between the hinge assembly and the flexible display. The hinge assembly can be configured to control a length of the device as defined by the first portion, the hinge assembly, and the second portion, based at least in part upon an orientation of the first and second portions, and configured to control a shape of the support member based at least in part upon the orientation of the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Rajesh Dighde
  • Patent number: 10754377
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a first portion and a second portion that have hinge ends rotatably secured by a hinge assembly. The example can also include a flexible display positioned over the first portion, the hinge assembly, and the second portion. The example can further include a deployable bridge support that is deployed to support the flexible display at the hinge assembly when the first and second portions are rotated from a closed orientation to an open orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir Siddiqui
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10641318
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a first portion and a second portion. The example can also include a communication member spanning between the first and second portions and defining first and second parallel hinge pins. The first hinge pin can include a first cam follower that is received in a first multi-lobe cam of the first portion that forces the first portion away from the first hinge pin when the first and second portions are oriented at non-parallel orientations and allows the first portion to be biased toward the second hinge pin at parallel orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10606322
    Abstract: A multistage friction hinge is described. In at least some embodiments, the described hinge enables a support component to be adjustably attached to an apparatus. According to various embodiments, a hinge includes different activity stages where movement of the hinge is based on different activity mechanisms. For instance, the hinge includes different sets of components that form different friction engines that provide resistance to rotational and/or pivoting movement of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir Siddiqui
  • Publication number: 20200064890
    Abstract: A compact hinge includes two body attachments, each body attachment having a torque transfer post. A compressive friction sleeve includes a first torque transfer sleeve and a second torque transfer sleeve. A first torque transfer post is inserted into the first torque transfer sleeve and a second torque transfer post is inserted into the second torque transfer sleeve. A gear set causes the first torque transfer post to rotate with the same rotational angle as the second torque transfer post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Kabir SIDDIQUI
  • Patent number: 10564681
    Abstract: The description relates to hinge devices. One example relates to a device that has a first portion and a second portion. The device can include a hinge assembly secured to the first portion and the second portion and a flexible display secured to the first portion and the second portion. The device can include a biasing element that biases the first portion away from the hinge assembly. The device can further include a cord that extends along a pathway between the first portion and the hinge assembly. A length of the pathway can change as the first and second portions are rotated around the hinge assembly, such that at a first orientation the biasing element biases the first portion away from the hinge assembly and at a second orientation, the cord overcomes the bias and pulls the first portion toward the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10545541
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices. One example relates to a device that has hinged first and second portions and a flexible display positioned over the first and second portions. The example can include a cord that determines a length of the hinged first and second portions relative to the flexible display depending on an orientation of the first and second portions. The example can also include a cam that controls a position of a support under the flexible display depending on the orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Dighde, Kabir Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10473967
    Abstract: A display device comprises a chassis and a cover glass substrate. A display unit is positioned between the cover glass substrate and the chassis. The display unit comprises a backlight housing comprising a shelf between the cover glass substrate and a base. A light guide plate is positioned within the backlight housing. A display glass substrate is positioned between the light guide plate and the cover glass substrate, with the display glass substrate bonded to the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Minhyuk Choi, Kabir Siddiqui, Rajesh Manohar Dighde
  • 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: 10451911
    Abstract: A display device comprises a first chassis and a first backlight housing attached to the first chassis and comprising a first wall. A first optical film layer between a first light guide plate and a first rear polarizer comprises a secured end bonded to the first wall. A second chassis is rotatably coupled to the first chassis and includes a second backlight housing attached to the second chassis and comprising a second wall. A second optical film layer between a second light guide plate and a second rear polarizer includes a secured end bonded to the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Manohar Dighde, Kabir Siddiqui, Minhyuk Choi
  • Publication number: 20190301215
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include an expandable hinge assembly that rotatably secures a first portion and a second portion. The example can also include a hinge assembly positioned between the first portion housing and the second portion housing and that includes first and second rotatable links that are rotatable relative to both the hinge assembly and the first and second portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir SIDDIQUI, Scott SCHENONE, Tim ESCOLIN, John ELSTAD, Kent CAMPBELL, Thitipant TANTASIRIKORN, Karsten AAGAARD
  • Publication number: 20190278338
    Abstract: The description relates to hinge devices. One example relates to a device that has a first portion and a second portion. The device can include a hinge assembly secured to the first portion and the second portion and a flexible display secured to the first portion and the second portion. The device can include a biasing element that biases the first portion away from the hinge assembly. The device can further include a cord that extends along a pathway between the first portion and the hinge assembly. A length of the pathway can change as the first and second portions are rotated around the hinge assembly, such that at a first orientation the biasing element biases the first portion away from the hinge assembly and at a second orientation, the cord overcomes the bias and pulls the first portion toward the hinge assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir SIDDIQUI
  • 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: 20190243412
    Abstract: The description relates to display devices. One example can include a display having an active area surrounded by an inactive deadband. The example can also include a chassis, the display received in the chassis and secured to the chassis beneath the inactive deadband with adhesive. The example can further include a fastening assembly positioned below the inactive deadband and farther beneath the plane than the adhesive, where the fastening assembly creates a retention force between the display and the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir SIDDIQUI, Timothy M. SULLIVAN, Rajesh M. DIGHDE, Linghui RAO, Camilo LEON
  • Patent number: 10344510
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a hinge assembly that rotatably secures a first portion relative to a hinge axis. The hinge assembly can include an element that rotates around the hinge axis and moves toward and away from the hinge axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 10296044
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a first portion and a second portion that have hinge ends rotatably secured relative to a hinge shaft. The example can also include a u-shaped friction arm extending from a first end positioned around the hinge shaft to a second end positioned around the hinge shaft and a pop-up assembly positioned along the hinge shaft between the first end and the second end and configured to create a bias to rotate the first and second portions away from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Karsten Aagaard
  • Publication number: 20190094917
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a hinge assembly that rotatably secures a first portion and a second portion relative to a hinge axis and defines a planar conductor path between the first and second portions through the hinge assembly. The example can also include a pop-up arm that compresses a spring when the first portion and the second portion are rotated to a closed orientation, and wherein the compressed spring creates a bias to rotate the first and second portions from the closed orientation to an open orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joel J. SCHMELZLE, Kabir SIDDIQUI, Karsten AAGAARD, Benoit Guillaume Henri ROUGER, Errol Mark TAZBAZ