Patents by Inventor Karsten Aagaard

Karsten Aagaard 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: 20190323573
    Abstract: A device for applying an axial force includes a longitudinal axis with a first compression surface located at a first end of the longitudinal axis and a second compression surface located at a second end of the longitudinal axis. A plurality of resilient members is positioned between the first compression surface and the second compression surface. A first resilient member is oriented with a first end proximate the first compression surface and a second end proximate the second compression surface. A second resilient member is oriented with a first end proximate the first compression surface and a second end proximate the second compression surface. The device has a compressed state and an expanded state where the first compression surface and second compression surface move in a direction of the longitudinal axis between the compressed state and the expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Karsten AAGAARD, Errol Mark TAZBAZ
  • 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: 20190292827
    Abstract: A low-pressure hinge includes a plurality of segments with at least one upper frictional element and at least one lower frictional element where the at least one upper frictional element and the at least one lower frictional element are positioned on opposing sides of a segment of the plurality of segments. The hinge further includes a compression element that compresses the at least one upper frictional element and at least one lower frictional element against the segment with a compression force having a pressure less than 5,000 pounds per square inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Karsten Aagaard, Eric Paul Witt, Brian David Bitz, Joseph Benjamin Gault, John Stephen Campbell
  • Publication number: 20190220064
    Abstract: The description relates to orientation specific control of computing devices. One example can include an orientation specific actuator for controlling functionality of a computing device. The example can include providing a first functionality related to a first orientation of the computing device in response to engagement of the orientation specific actuator. The example can also include providing a second functionality in response to engagement of the orientation specific actuator in a second orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. PARK, Karsten AAGAARD, Nishant SRINIVASAN, Benoit Guillaume Henri ROUGER, Michael SCHWEERS
  • 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: 10331175
    Abstract: A computing device is described. The computing device may include a first portion and a second portion separably connected to the first portion. A locking mechanism may be configured to lock the first portion to the second portion. The locking mechanism may include a locking receptacle connected to the first portion and a locking protrusion connected to the second portion. The locking receptacle may include a rotating lock and may have an aperture through which the locking protrusion is insertable. The computing device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the locking mechanism and configured to unlock the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Scott Douglas Bowers, John Stephen Campbell, Anthony E. Hillyerd, Yazan Aldehayyat, Karsten Aagaard, Eric Paul Witt
  • Publication number: 20190164675
    Abstract: An apparatus having a fast drop-off in attraction force between magnets is provided. The apparatus includes a first magnet array having a plurality of magnets with different magnetic field orientations fixedly positioned in a first housing. The apparatus also includes an adjacent magnet assembly relative to the first magnet array and provided in a second housing that includes second and third magnet arrays, each having a plurality of magnets with different magnetic field orientations. The apparatus includes an activation mechanism configured to move the adjacent magnet assembly from at least a first relative position to a second relative position. The adjacent magnet assembly in the second relative position has a second magnetic attraction force with the first magnet array that is substantially reduced as compared to a first magnetic attraction force with the first magnet array in the first relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Nishant SRINIVASAN, Daniel Clark PARK, Karsten AAGAARD, Colin Tiyani ANDERSON, Michael Robert SCHWEERS, Benoit Guillaume Henri ROUGER, Anthony Christian REED
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10241548
    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 pair of self-spacing hinge assemblies rotatably securing hinge ends of the first and second portions and camming the first and second hinge ends apart from one another at non-parallel orientations of the first and second portions sufficient to prevent contact of the first and second hinge ends at the non-parallel orientations while allowing the first and second hinge ends to contact one another at other orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Errol Mark Tazbaz, Karsten Aagaard, Kabir Siddiqui, David Otto Whitt
  • Publication number: 20180363341
    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: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir SIDDIQUI, Errol Mark TAZBAZ, Karsten AAGAARD
  • Publication number: 20180363835
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of enabling a mounting system to receive threaded and threadless posts. The mounting system may have a cavity (a.k.a. void) that is configured to receive such posts. An interior surface of the cavity may include threads to allow corresponding threads of a threaded post to be twisted (e.g., screwed) into the threads of the cavity. The threads of the cavity may be configured to allow a threadless post to pass through the cavity without being encumbered by the threads. The mounting system uses magnetism and a taper of the cavity to facilitate magnetically and frictionally engaging the threadless post in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Simon Cameron Dearsley, Karsten Aagaard, Eric Paul Witt, Randal Joseph Kinser
  • Publication number: 20180356858
    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: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir SIDDIQUI, Errol Mark TAZBAZ, Karsten AAGAARD
  • Patent number: 10073494
    Abstract: A mechanical attach and retention feature is described. An apparatus may include a cover portion that is configured to cover at least a portion of a display device of a computing device having a mobile form factor that is configured to be held by one or more hands of a user. The apparatus includes, a first mid-spine that is rotationally connected to the cover portion, a second mid-spine that is rotationally connected to the first mid-spine, and a connection portion that is rotationally connection to the second mid-spine. The connection portion is configured to form a removable physical coupling to the computing device using a projection that is configured to be disposed within a channel formed in a housing of the computing device and a protrusion disposed on the projection, the protrusion configured to be received within a cavity formed as part of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Andrew McCracken, Hua Wang, Karsten Aagaard, David Otto Whitt, III, Andrew E. Winter
  • Patent number: 10013030
    Abstract: Flexible hinge spine techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C. Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L. Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy Caryle Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Publication number: 20180164855
    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 pair of self-spacing hinge assemblies rotatably securing hinge ends of the first and second portions and camming the first and second hinge ends apart from one another at non-parallel orientations of the first and second portions sufficient to prevent contact of the first and second hinge ends at the non-parallel orientations while allowing the first and second hinge ends to contact one another at other orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Errol Mark Tazbaz, Karsten Aagaard, Kabir Siddiqui, David Otto Whitt
  • Patent number: D820251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Wang, Jan Raken, Ralf Groene, Panos Costa Panay, Karsten Aagaard, Casey Cook Zelig
  • Patent number: D820829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Wang, Jan Raken, Ralf Groene, Panos Costa Panay, Karsten Aagaard, Casey Cook Zelig
  • Patent number: D821387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Wang, Jan Raken, Ralf Groene, Panos Costa Panay, Karsten Aagaard, Casey Cook Zelig
  • Patent number: D833429
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Groene, Dan O'Neil, Kaitlyn Schoeck, Hua Wang, Kate Bailey, Karsten Aagaard, Eric Witt