Patents by Inventor Kristina A. Babiarz

Kristina A. Babiarz 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: 10890700
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display cover layer provided with an infrared-transparent antireflection coating. A pixel array may emit visible light through the cover layer and the coating. An infrared emitter may emit infrared light and an infrared sensor may receive infrared light through the coating and the cover layer. The coating may include a stack of thin-film interference layers. The stack may include alternating lower and higher refractive index layers. The layers may have thicknesses and materials that configure the coating to exhibit an infrared transmittance of greater than 94% from 920 nm to 960 nm and a photopic reflectance of less than 1.5%. The coating may reflect visible light to prevent displayed images from being obscured by visible reflections. At the same time, some photopic reflectance of the coating may be sacrificed to maximize infrared transmittance and accommodate operation by the infrared emitter and sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Cool, Li Zhang, Avery P. Yuen, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Publication number: 20200096686
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display cover layer provided with an infrared-transparent antireflection coating. A pixel array may emit visible light through the cover layer and the coating. An infrared emitter may emit infrared light and an infrared sensor may receive infrared light through the coating and the cover layer. The coating may include a stack of thin-film interference layers. The stack may include alternating lower and higher refractive index layers. The layers may have thicknesses and materials that configure the coating to exhibit an infrared transmittance of greater than 94% from 920 nm to 960 nm and a photopic reflectance of less than 1.5%. The coating may reflect visible light to prevent displayed images from being obscured by visible reflections. At the same time, some photopic reflectance of the coating may be sacrificed to maximize infrared transmittance and accommodate operation by the infrared emitter and sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen C. Cool, Li Zhang, Avery P. Yuen, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Patent number: 10496212
    Abstract: Although embodiments have been fully described with reference to the accompanying drawings, it is to be noted that various changes and modifications will become apparent to those skilled in the art. Such changes and modifications are to be understood as being included within the scope of the various embodiments as defined by the appended claims. The foregoing description has broad application. Accordingly, the discussion of any embodiment is meant only to be an example and is not intended to suggest that the scope of the disclosure, including the claims, is limited to these examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Storrs T. Hoen, Kristina A. Babiarz, Miguel C. Christophy, Romain A. Teil, Sinan Filiz, Vivek Katiyar
  • Publication number: 20190235688
    Abstract: Although embodiments have been fully described with reference to the accompanying drawings, it is to be noted that various changes and modifications will become apparent to those skilled in the art. Such changes and modifications are to be understood as being included within the scope of the various embodiments as defined by the appended claims. The foregoing description has broad application. Accordingly, the discussion of any embodiment is meant only to be an example and is not intended to suggest that the scope of the disclosure, including the claims, is limited to these examples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Storrs T. Hoen, Kristina A. Babiarz, Miguel C. Christophy, Romain A. Teil, Sinan Filiz, Vivek Katiyar
  • Patent number: 10275068
    Abstract: An electronic device has a force sensor that determines a measure of applied force from a user contacting a cover glass of the device. In one embodiment, a frame at least partially encloses an interior of the electronic device and has an open end. A cover glass covers the open end of the frame and is movably connected to the frame to allow movement of the cover glass in response to one or more forces applied to an external surface of the cover glass. A plurality of strain probes is positioned under the cover glass, between the cover glass and the frame, and is arranged to output a plurality of strain signals response to the one or more forces applied to the cover glass. A force processing module is configured to at least calculate an amount of force applied to the cover glass based on the plurality of strain signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Storrs T. Hoen, Kristina A. Babiarz, Miguel C. Christophy, Romain A. Teil, Sinan Filiz, Vivek Katiyar
  • Patent number: 10216233
    Abstract: A three-dimensional feature is formed in a surface of a component. Material is removed from the component by rotating an abrading tool about a first axis. While the abrading tool is rotated, the component (and/or a shaft coupled to the abrading tool) is rotated on a second axis. The second axis may be transverse to the first axis and may run through a center of the three-dimensional feature. The abrading tool may correspond to the three-dimensional feature. For example, the abrading tool may be configured to contact an entirety of an exterior of the three-dimensional feature during the removal operation, fill the three-dimensional feature during the removal operation, and/or have a shape that corresponds to the shape of the three-dimensional feature in two planes that are normal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Publication number: 20180217708
    Abstract: An electronic device has a force sensor that determines a measure of applied force from a user contacting a cover glass of the device. In one embodiment, a frame at least partially encloses an interior of the electronic device and has an open end. A cover glass covers the open end of the frame and is movably connected to the frame to allow movement of the cover glass in response to one or more forces applied to an external surface of the cover glass. A plurality of strain probes is positioned under the cover glass, between the cover glass and the frame, and is arranged to output a plurality of strain signals response to the one or more forces applied to the cover glass. A force processing module is configured to at least calculate an amount of force applied to the cover glass based on the plurality of strain signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Storrs T. Hoen, Kristina A. Babiarz, Miguel C. Christophy, Romain A. Teil, Sinan Filiz, Vivek Katiyar
  • Patent number: 9952703
    Abstract: An electronic device has a force sensor that determines a measure of applied force from a user contacting a cover glass of the device. In one embodiment, a frame at least partially encloses an interior of the electronic device and has an open end. A cover glass covers the open end of the frame and is movably connected to the frame to allow movement of the cover glass in response to one or more forces applied to an external surface of the cover glass. A plurality of strain probes is positioned under the cover glass, between the cover glass and the frame, and is arranged to output a plurality of strain signals responsive to the one or more forces applied to the cover glass. A force processing module is configured to at least calculate an amount of force applied to the cover glass based on the plurality of stain signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Storrs T. Hoen, Kristina A. Babiarz, Miguel C. Christophy, Romain A. Teil, Sinan Filiz, Vivek Katiyar
  • Patent number: 9946302
    Abstract: Transparent articles for use as outer surfaces of electronic devices and methods therefor are disclosed. A transparent cover can be provided over a display of portable electronic device to provide a protective outer cover over the display. The transparent cover can include material to mark, mask or color a portion of the transparent cover, such portion thereupon becoming opaque. The material can be provided in a recessed portion of an inner surface of the transparent cover, such portion being a portion of the transparent cover that is not over a usable portion of the display. The electronic device can, for example, be a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Ming Leong, Kristina A. Babiarz, Amy Qian, Kevin David Gibbs, Eugene C. Cheung
  • Publication number: 20170273180
    Abstract: A method of forming an overmolded plastic structure on a metallic plate includes first bonding a component to the metallic plate. The component is bonded with an adhesive that adheres it to the metallic plate. A plastic structure is formed over at least a portion of the component and the metallic plate and the plastic structure primarily adheres to the component. The component can be a set of metallic signal conductors that are used to route electrical signals across the metallic plate and the adhesive can be used to electrically insulate the signal conductors from the metallic plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David J. Drennan, Bruce Berg, Joseph Nazari, Bonnie W. Tom, Kristina A. Babiarz, Anthony P. Grazian
  • Publication number: 20170060193
    Abstract: A three-dimensional feature is formed in a surface of a component. Material is removed from the component by rotating an abrading tool about a first axis. While the abrading tool is rotated, the component (and/or a shaft coupled to the abrading tool) is rotated on a second axis. The second axis may be transverse to the first axis and may run through a center of the three-dimensional feature. The abrading tool may correspond to the three-dimensional feature. For example, the abrading tool may be configured to contact an entirety of an exterior of the three-dimensional feature during the removal operation, fill the three-dimensional feature during the removal operation, and/or have a shape that corresponds to the shape of the three-dimensional feature in two planes that are normal to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Patent number: 9335187
    Abstract: Pressure indicator pressure sensitive adhesive may contain microspheres that burst and release indicator when subjected to pressure and thereby produce a detectable indication of how much pressure has been applied when forming an adhesive joint between opposing structures. Electronic device structures can be assembled using the pressure indicator pressure sensitive adhesive. A camera or other sensor may monitor joint formation. The camera can gather infrared image data, visible light image data, or ultraviolet light image data. Sensor data such as magnetic or ultrasonic sensor data can also be collected on an adhesive joint. Joint inspection can be performed on test structures and production structures and corresponding adjustments made to the joint formation process. Positioners and other equipment that compresses the pressure indicator pressure sensitive adhesive can be adjusted in real time or calibrated using information about the condition of the pressure indicator pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Derek W. Wright, Carl R. Peterson, Kristina A. Babiarz
  • Patent number: D893491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Kristina A. Babiarz, Jeremy Bataillou, Eugene Cheung, Sean Stewart Corbin, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen McClure, Shin Nishibori, John Raff, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D893492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Kellen M. Asercion, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Kristina A. Babiarz, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Markus Diebel, Justin R. Heckman, M. Evans Hankey, Thomas O. Henry, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Melody L. Kuna, Carli E. Oster, Florence Wong Ow, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Alex Chun Lap Yeung, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D893493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Kristina A. Babiarz, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Carlo Catalano, Markus Diebel, Ross M. Errett, Lee B. Hamstra, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Melody L. Kuna, Carli E. Oster, Florence Wong Ow, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Devin M. Williams, Alex Chun Lap Yeung, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D894189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Kellen M. Asercion, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Kristina A. Babiarz, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Markus Diebel, Justin R. Heckman, M. Evans Hankey, Thomas O. Henry, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Melody L. Kuna, Carli E. Oster, Florence Wong Ow, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Alex Chun Lap Yeung, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D909388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Kristina A. Babiarz, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Carlo Catalano, Markus Diebel, Ross M. Errett, Lee B. Hamstra, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Melody L. Kuna, Carli E. Oster, Florence Wong Ow, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Devin M. Williams, Alex Chun Lap Yeung, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D926767
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Kellen M. Asercion, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Kristina A. Babiarz, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Justin R. Heckman, Thomas O. Henry, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Melody L. Kuna, Carli E. Oster, Florence Wong Ow, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Alex Chun Lap Yeung, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D926771
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Kristina A. Babiarz, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Carlo Catalano, Markus Diebel, Ross M. Errett, Lee B. Hamstra, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Melody L. Kuna, Carli E. Oster, Florence Wong Ow, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Devin M. Williams, Alex Chun Lap Yeung, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D968412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Kristina A. Babiarz, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Carlo Catalano, Markus Diebel, Ross M. Errett, Lee B. Hamstra, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Melody L. Kuna, Carli E. Oster, Florence Wong Ow, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Devin M. Williams, Alex Chun Lap Yeung, Rico Zörkendörfer