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: 20130229760
    Abstract: Flexible hinge and removable attachment 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: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    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 C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Publication number: 20130229354
    Abstract: Flexible hinge and removable attachment 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: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    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 C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 8498100
    Abstract: Flexible hinge and removable attachment 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: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    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 C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Publication number: 20060270469
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (100) and method of operation thereof are provided. The wireless communication device includes a first housing portion (102) and a second housing portion (106). The second housing portion (106) is rotatably coupled to the first housing portion (102). The wireless communication device (100) is adapted to provide a simultaneous translational and rotational motion between the second housing portion (106) and the first housing portion (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventors: Jon Godston, Michael Caine, Karsten Aagaard, Tadeo Toulis
  • Patent number: 6839576
    Abstract: A self configuring multiple element portable electronic device (100) and method is provided. The device comprises at least a first electronic element (104) and a second electronic element (106) and a joint (112) connecting the first electronic element and the second electronic element, with the joint allowing movement in more than one plane of the first electronic element in relation to the second electronic element, wherein the self configuring multiple element portable electronic device is capable of self configuring an operational mode based on a relative position of the first electronic element with respect to the second electronic element. The first housing has a first retaining member (1406) which is engageable to a second retaining member (1408) of the second housing. The method comprises the steps of detecting a relative position of the first electronic element relative to the second electronic element, and selecting an operational mode of the device based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Karsten Aagaard, Vialty Lenchik, John Haley
  • Publication number: 20040127266
    Abstract: A self configuring multiple element portable electronic device (100) and method is provided. The device comprises at least a first electronic element (104) and a second electronic element (106) and a joint (112) connecting the first electronic element and the second electronic element, with the joint allowing movement in more than one plane of the first electronic element in relation to the second electronic element, wherein the self configuring multiple element portable electronic device is capable of self configuring an operational mode based on a relative position of the first electronic element with respect to the second electronic element. The first housing has a first retaining member (1406) which is engageable to a second retaining member (1408) of the second housing. The method comprises the steps of detecting a relative position of the first electronic element relative to the second electronic element, and selecting an operational mode of the device based on the relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Karsten Aagaard, Vialty Lenchik, John Haley
  • Patent number: D678277
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Katherine Bailey, James Alec Ishihara, Karsten Aagaard, Anthony Reed, J. David Schultz
  • Patent number: D678880
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Anthony Reed, Summer Schneider, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: D678881
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Anthony Reed, Summer Schneider, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: D678882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Anthony Reed, Summer Schneider, Karsten Aagaard, Vernon W. Francissen, Robert S. Katz