Patents by Inventor Marwan Rammah

Marwan Rammah 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: 10244659
    Abstract: A thermal distribution assembly for an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes an enclosure defined by a metal band and a non-metal bottom wall formed by glass, sapphire, or plastic. In this regard, the enclosure may include a relatively low thermal conductivity. However, the thermal distribution assembly provides heat transfer capabilities that offset thermal conductivity losses by using a non-metal bottom wall, and also provides added structural support. The thermal distribution assembly may include a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first and third layers provide structural support, while the second layer provides a relatively high thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Jarvis, David A. Pakula, David J. Dunsmoor, Ian A. Spraggs, Lee E. Hooton, Marwan Rammah, Matthew D. Hill, Robert F. Meyer, James A. Bertin, Eric M. Bennett, Simon C. Helmore, Melissa A. Wah, Jon F. Housour, Douglas G. Fournier, Christopher S. Tomasetta
  • Publication number: 20190077177
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing having an opening that includes an interior surface with a portion that is only viewable from an external vantage point at a viewing angle that is other than ninety degrees (90°). The electronic device also includes a SIM card tray that is removable from the housing via the opening and the SIM card tray includes an angled surface. Information is encoded in the form of text that is laser etched on the angled surface. The text is characterized as having an aspect ratio that corresponds to the viewing angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Hawthorne, Michael J. Northrop, Tristan E. Lee, Marwan Rammah, Matthew D. Hill
  • Publication number: 20190082546
    Abstract: This application relates to an enclosure for a portable electronic device. The enclosure includes a protruding trim structure having walls that define a cavity, where the protruding trim structure is capable of carrying an electronic component within the cavity. The enclosure further includes a support plate that is coupled to the enclosure and the protruding trim structure, and a brace structure that secures and supports the protruding trim structure such that when the protruding trim structure is exposed to an external load during a drop event, the protruding trim structure is capable of redirecting an amount of the load away from the protruding trim structure and the electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marwan RAMMAH, Lee E. HOOTON, Srikanth V. THIRUPPUKUZHI, Stoyan P. HRISTOV, Adam J. BRINKMAN, James A. BERTIN
  • Publication number: 20190082555
    Abstract: This application relates to a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes an operational component capable of generating heat and walls that define a cavity capable of carrying the operational component. The portable electronic device further includes a support plate that is welded to at least one of the walls. The support plate includes a thermally conductive layer that is thermally coupled to the operational component, where the thermally conductive layer includes a first material that is capable of conducting at least some of the heat away from the electronic component. The support plate further includes a first stiffness promoting layer that is welded to the thermally conductive layer, where the first stiffness promoting layer includes a second material having sufficient material hardness for welding the support plate to at least one of the walls such as to increase a stiffness of the support plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Lee E. HOOTON, Marwan RAMMAH, James A. BERTIN, Stoyan P. HRISTOV, William A. COUNTS
  • Patent number: 10156874
    Abstract: This application relates to thermal management of a computing device using various features that can dissipate and direct thermal energy. In some embodiments, a thermal insert is set forth for separating a component from a cover glass of the computing device. The thermal insert can be attached to a frame of the computing device by insert molding the thermal insert to the frame. In other embodiments, a graphite strip can be disposed across different surfaces within the computing device in order to direct thermal energy away from a component of the computing device. In yet other embodiments, a thermal spreader and thermally conductive adhesive can be disposed over different surfaces of the computing device. For example, the thermal spreader and thermally conductive adhesive can be used to direct thermal energy away from a backlight of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lee E. Hooton, Ian A. Spraggs, Marwan Rammah, Seth Reightler, Tyler Kakuda
  • Patent number: 10154327
    Abstract: An electronic device has a speaker housing secured within the device housing. The speaker housing has a cavity with a speaker at one end and a port at the other configured to communicate through an aperture in the housing of the electronic device. A panel of acoustic mesh is integrally formed within the cavity of the housing and is disposed between the port and the speaker. In other embodiments flexible structures are integrally molded onto a plate or the acoustic device and used to secure and acoustically seal the acoustic device within the device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Auclair, Jared M. Kole, Marwan Rammah, David A. Pakula, Scott P. Porter
  • Patent number: 10015297
    Abstract: An electronic device having a cover glass secured with a frame is disclosed. The electronic device includes a masking layer positioned between the cover glass and the frame. The masking layer may include several ink layers. The pigment composition of one of the ink layers may be altered in order to improve an adhesive bond between the ink layer and the cover glass. The frame can be modified to enhance an adhesive bond between the masking layer and the frame. For example, the frame can be altered to include a porous region to increase the surface area of the frame such that the adhesive can bond to the additional surface area. The frame may also include an extension, or rib, that may increase the surface area of the frame that receives an adhesive. The frame may include an opening or a cavity that assists in assembly between an insert-molded feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lee E. Hooton, Daniel W. Jarvis, Marwan Rammah, Ian A. Spraggs, Nicholas G. Merz
  • Patent number: 9972454
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a tactile switch assembly. The tactile switch assembly includes a tactile switch structure. A grounding structure can be included in an electrostatic discharge path in the tactile switch structure. The grounding structure can result in a shorter electrostatic discharge path that minimizes damage caused by an electrostatic discharge event. Additionally, different grounding connectors are disclosed that can attach to a grounded component in the electronic device and to a tactile switch bracket associated with the tactile switch assembly. The grounding connector provides a grounding connection to the tactile switch bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sawyer I. Cohen, Tyler B. Cater, Ramachandran Chundru, Vivek Katiyar, Marwan Rammah, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Publication number: 20180084653
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an enclosure for an electronic device. In one aspect, an embodiment includes an enclosure having an enclosure component and an internal component that may be affixed along a bonding region. The enclosure component may be formed from an enclosure material and defines an exterior surface of the enclosure and an opening configured to receive a display. The internal component may be formed from a metal material different than the enclosure material. The bonding region may include an interstitial material that has a melting temperature that is less than a melting temperature of either one of the enclosure material or the metal material. The bonding region may also include one or more of the enclosure material or the metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Abhijeet Misra, Steven J. Osborne, Ian A. Spraggs, Marwan Rammah, William A. Counts
  • Publication number: 20180084680
    Abstract: A thermal distribution assembly for an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes an enclosure defined by a metal band and a non-metal bottom wall formed by glass, sapphire, or plastic. In this regard, the enclosure may include a relatively low thermal conductivity. However, the thermal distribution assembly provides heat transfer capabilities that offset thermal conductivity losses by using a non-metal bottom wall, and also provides added structural support. The thermal distribution assembly may include a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first and third layers provide structural support, while the second layer provides a relatively high thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel W. JARVIS, David A. PAKULA, David J. DUNSMOOR, Ian A. SPRAGGS, Lee E. HOOTON, Marwan RAMMAH, Matthew D. HILL, Robert F. MEYER, James A. BERTIN, Eric M. BENNETT, Simon C. HELMORE, Melissa A. WAH, Jon F. HOUSOUR, Douglas G. FOURNIER, Christopher S. TOMASETTA
  • Patent number: 9779894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming button assemblies for electronic devices are disclosed. According to some embodiments, the button assemblies include one or more sound improvement features to improve the sound that the button assemblies make when pressed by users of the electronic devices. According to some embodiments, the button assemblies include shims that provide proper alignment of the various components of the button assemblies and to accommodate any tolerance stack up of the various components of the button assemblies. The shims can include alignment features to prevent the shims from shifting within the button assemblies. According to some embodiments, thicknesses of the shims are customized to accommodate varying tolerance stack ups of the components of the button assemblies. In some embodiments, the button assemblies include a combination of sound improvement features and shims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sawyer I. Cohen, Tyler B. Cater, Marwan Rammah, Yaocheng Zhang, Edward S. Huo, Dhaval N. Shah, Scott A. Myers, Vivek Katiyar
  • Patent number: 9759988
    Abstract: An electronic device having a securing member for a camera module is disclosed. The securing member may include several flexible spring elements extending around the camera module to maintain the position of the camera module during an assembly process of the electronic device. The securing member and the housing may be made from an electrically conductive material or materials. In this manner, the securing member may further provide the camera module with an electrical ground to prevent excessive electric charge within the camera module. In some embodiments, an alignment member is positioned on the housing and aligns the camera module and/or securing member with an aperture of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marwan Rammah, Eric N. Nyland, Matthew D. Hill, Sawyer I. Cohen, Scott A. Myers, David A. Pakula, Michael Benjamin Wittenberg, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Patent number: 9596397
    Abstract: An electronic device having a lens and a lens retaining member is disclosed. The lens and the lens retaining member may both be molded in a single mold cavity. However, the lens includes a first material that is clear and translucent, while the lens retaining member includes a second material that is opaque. The lens retaining member may include an alignment such that the lens and lens retaining member, when secured to a flexible circuit, may self-align with a window. The window allows a light source to emit light while the lens retaining member blocks or reflects light. In another embodiment, a container having a first member and a second member may be positioned around a camera module. The container may act as an EMI shield for the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marwan Rammah, Ashutosh Y. Shukla, David A. Pakula, Jared M. Kole, Eric N. Nyland
  • Publication number: 20170071064
    Abstract: An electronic device having a cover glass secured with a frame is disclosed. The electronic device includes a masking layer positioned between the cover glass and the frame. The masking layer may include several ink layers. The pigment composition of one of the ink layers may be altered in order to improve an adhesive bond between the ink layer and the cover glass. The frame can be modified to enhance an adhesive bond between the masking layer and the frame. For example, the frame can be altered to include a porous region to increase the surface area of the frame such that the adhesive can bond to the additional surface area. The frame may also include an extension, or rib, that may increase the surface area of the frame that receives an adhesive. The frame may include an opening or a cavity that assists in assembly between an insert-molded feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Lee E. HOOTON, Daniel W. JARVIS, Marwan RAMMAH, Ian A. SPRAGGS, Nicholas G. MERZ
  • Publication number: 20170068292
    Abstract: This application relates to thermal management of a computing device using various features that can dissipate and direct thermal energy. In some embodiments, a thermal insert is set forth for separating a component from a cover glass of the computing device. The thermal insert can be attached to a frame of the computing device by insert molding the thermal insert to the frame. In other embodiments, a graphite strip can be disposed across different surfaces within the computing device in order to direct thermal energy away from a component of the computing device. In yet other embodiments, a thermal spreader and thermally conductive adhesive can be disposed over different surfaces of the computing device. For example, the thermal spreader and thermally conductive adhesive can be used to direct thermal energy away from a backlight of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Lee E. HOOTON, Ian A. SPRAGGS, Marwan RAMMAH, Seth REIGHTLER, Tyler KAKUDA
  • Publication number: 20170003575
    Abstract: An electronic device having a securing member for a camera module is disclosed. The securing member may include several flexible spring elements extending around the camera module to maintain the position of the camera module during an assembly process of the electronic device. The securing member and the housing may be made from an electrically conductive material or materials. In this manner, the securing member may further provide the camera module with an electrical ground to prevent excessive electric charge within the camera module. In some embodiments, an alignment member is positioned on the housing and aligns the camera module and/or securing member with an aperture of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Marwan RAMMAH, Eric N. NYLAND, Matthew D. HILL, Sawyer I. COHEN, Scott A. MYERS, David A. PAKULA, Michael Benjamin WITTENBERG, Ashutosh Y. SHUKLA
  • Patent number: D817282
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Eric Nyland, Marwan Rammah, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D848999
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Lee E. Hooton, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Daniel W. Jarvis, Duncan Robert Kerr, Robert F. Meyer, David A. Pakula, Michael D. Quinones, Marwan Rammah, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Ian Spraggs, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung Ho Tan, Tang Yew Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D849009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Lee E. Hooton, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Daniel W. Jarvis, Duncan Robert Kerr, David A. Pakula, Michael D. Quinones, Marwan Rammah, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung Ho Tan, Tang Yew Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D849010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniele De Iuliis, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Lee E. Hooton, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Daniel W. Jarvis, Duncan Robert Kerr, Robert F. Meyer, David A. Pakula, Michael D. Quinones, Marwan Rammah, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Ian Spraggs, Christopher J. Stringer, Joe Sung Ho Tan, Tang Yew Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer