Patents by Inventor Michael Nashner

Michael Nashner 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: 10071583
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on the housings. For example, a housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided in the outer housing surface so as to be visible from the outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 9962788
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on sub-surfaces of the housings. For example, a housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided on a sub-surface the outer housing surface yet still be visible from the outside of the housing. Since the markings are beneath the surface of the housing, the markings are durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Scott, Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 9845546
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on sub-surfaces of the housings. For example, a housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided on a sub-surface the outer housing surface yet still be visible from the outside of the housing. Since the markings are beneath the surface of the housing, the markings are durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 9770203
    Abstract: A force measurement system is disclosed herein. The force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly configured to receive a subject thereon, at least one visual display device having an output screen, and one or more data processing devices configured to generate a screen image comprising a plurality of substantially concentric bands on the output screen of the at least one visual display device that is configured to create a visual stimuli for the subject disposed on the force measurement assembly. A method for testing a subject is also disclosed herein. The method for testing a subject utilizes reality-altering glasses that are used to perturb a visual input of a subject. Also, in one or more embodiments, the reality-altering glasses are used in conjunction with a force measurement assembly configured to receive the subject thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Scott Zerkle Barnes, Lewis Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 9526443
    Abstract: A force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly configured to receive a subject thereon, at least one visual display device having an output screen, and one or more data processing devices configured to generate a screen image comprising a plurality of substantially concentric bands on the output screen of the at least one visual display device that is configured to create a visual stimuli for the subject disposed on the force measurement assembly. A plurality of methods for testing a subject is also disclosed herein. The methods for testing a subject utilize a force measurement assembly and/or augmented reality glasses. A measurement system including a motion detection system, an object position detection system, and/or an eye movement tracking device is additionally disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Scott Zerkle Barnes, Lewis Michael Nashner
  • Publication number: 20160191103
    Abstract: An accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a frame that extends about an opening of the chamber. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the frame is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein. For example, the frame may define a multi-sided cross-section with an inner edge thereof configured to engage a chamfered edge of the consumer electronic device. The front flap may include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap hingedly couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Santhana Balaji, Kevin Kenney, Andrew Lauder, Robert Michael Merritt, Michael Nashner, Samuel Gilkison Smith, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Jared A. Sartee, Crenshaw Whitley, Kathryn P. Crews
  • Patent number: 9315004
    Abstract: An accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a frame that extends about an opening of the chamber. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the frame is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein. For example, the frame may define a multi-sided cross-section with an inner edge thereof configured to engage a chamfered edge of the consumer electronic device. The front flap may include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap hingedly couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Balaji, Kevin Kenney, Andrew Lauder, Robert Michael Merritt, Michael Nashner, Samuel Gilkison Smith, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Jared A. Sartee, Crenshaw Whitley, Kathryn P. Crews
  • Patent number: 9081436
    Abstract: A force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly configured to receive a subject thereon, at least one visual display device having an output screen, and one or more data processing devices configured to generate a screen image comprising a plurality of substantially concentric bands on the output screen of the at least one visual display device that is configured to create a visual stimuli for the subject disposed on the force measurement assembly. A plurality of methods for testing a subject is also disclosed herein. The methods for testing a subject utilize a force measurement assembly and/or augmented reality glasses. A measurement system including a motion detection system, an object position detection system, and/or an eye movement tracking device is additionally disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Scott Zerkle Barnes, Lewis Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 9007307
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus to provide improved visibility to user input devices, such as keys, are disclosed. In low light conditions, keys can be difficult to distinguish. For example, often keys have legends on them to visually distinguish them from one another, but in low light conditions it can be difficult for users to visually distinguish the different keys. The legends can be textual and/or graphic. Hence, according to one embodiment, light from a nearby display device can be used to provide illumination to the user input devices (e.g., keys). More particularly, in one embodiment, some light from the nearby display device can be directed towards and reflected from the user input devices (e.g., keys) to enhance visibility of the keys or the legends thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Moller, John T. Payne, Liliya Lyandres, Michael Nashner, Kenichi Nakajima, Tsao Lun Chung
  • Publication number: 20140332435
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on sub-surfaces of the housings. For example, a housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided on a sub-surface the outer housing surface yet still be visible from the outside of the housing. Since the markings are beneath the surface of the housing, the markings are durable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: MATTHEW S. SCOTT, MICHAEL NASHNER
  • Patent number: 8847989
    Abstract: A force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly configured to receive a subject thereon; at least one visual display device having an output screen, the output screen of the visual display device configured to at least partially surround the subject disposed on the force measurement assembly, the visual display device configured to display at least one target or marker and at least one displaceable visual indicator, and/or one or more virtual reality scenes, on the output screen thereof; and one or more data processing devices operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly and the visual display device. A method for training a subject disposed on a force measurement assembly is also disclosed herein. A force and motion measurement system including a force measurement assembly, a motion detection system, at least one visual display device, and one or more data processing devices is additionally disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Scott Zerkle Barnes, Lewis Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 8809733
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on sub-surfaces of the housings. For example, a housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided on a sub-surface the outer housing surface yet still be visible from the outside of the housing. Since the markings are beneath the surface of the housing, the markings are durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Scott, Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 8724285
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. Particular arrangements of input devices may provide enhancements in ease of use. Further, cosmetic laser marking of input devices may provide improved visual appearance. Additionally, selectively controlling laser operation parameters during laser marking may provide laser marking that may be substantially electrically conductive, which in turn may be helpful in electrostatic discharge protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle H. Yeates, Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 8704855
    Abstract: A force measurement system having a displaceable force measurement assembly includes: a force measurement assembly with a surface configured to receive a subject, and having at least one force transducer; at least one actuator operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly, the at least one actuator configured to displace the force measurement assembly; at least one visual display device having an output screen, the at least one visual display device configured to display one or more virtual reality scenes on the output screen so as to create a simulated environment for the subject; and one or more data processing devices operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly, the at least one actuator, and the at least one visual display device. In one or more embodiments, a method for testing a subject disposed on a displaceable force measurement assembly is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Scott Zerkle Barnes, Lewis Michael Nashner
  • Publication number: 20130233762
    Abstract: An accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a frame that extends about an opening of the chamber. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the frame is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein. For example, the frame may define a multi-sided cross-section with an inner edge thereof configured to engage a chamfered edge of the consumer electronic device. The front flap may include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap hingedly couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Balaji, Kevin Kenney, Andrew Lauder, Robert Michael Merritt, Michael Nashner, Samuel Gilkison Smith, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Jared A. Sartee, Crenshaw Whitley, Kathryn P. Crews
  • Patent number: 8481887
    Abstract: A method for laser machining through micro-holes having desired geometric cross-section requirements in a thin, substantially homogenous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet E. Alpay, Jeffrey Howerton, Michael Nashner, Ling Wen
  • Patent number: 8288684
    Abstract: A laser micro-machining system includes a laser source positioned to direct a laser pulse through a scan lens to a work piece mounted on a work surface and a mirror positioned between the scan lens and the work piece and tilted with respect to the work surface to reflect the laser pulse toward the work piece. The mirror can be indexed to a number of positions so that only portions of the mirror are used for a number of processing steps, extending the life of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet E. Alpay, Jeffrey Howerton, Patrick Leonard, Michael Nashner, David McKeever
  • Publication number: 20120081830
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. Particular arrangements of input devices may provide enhancements in ease of use. Further, cosmetic laser marking of input devices may provide improved visual appearance. Additionally, selectively controlling laser operation parameters during laser marking may provide laser marking that may be substantially electrically conductive, which in turn may be helpful in electrostatic discharge protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Kyle H. Yeates, Michael Nashner
  • Patent number: 8117744
    Abstract: A method of forming an isolated electrically conductive contact through a metallic substrate includes creating at least one via through the substrate, where the via includes a first opening in a top surface of the substrate, a second opening in an opposing bottom surface and at least one continuous sidewall extending therebetween. A dielectric sleeve is formed on the at least one sidewall of the via while preserving at least a portion of the through via. An electrically conductive filler is then placed into the via. In the examples disclosed, the filler may be a conductive ink or a conductive epoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Nashner, Jeffrey Howerton
  • Publication number: 20120032888
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus to provide improved visibility to user input devices, such as keys, are disclosed. In low light conditions, keys can be difficult to distinguish. For example, often keys have legends on them to visually distinguish them from one another, but in low light conditions it can be difficult for users to visually distinguish the different keys. The legends can be textual and/or graphic. Hence, according to one embodiment, light from a nearby display device can be used to provide illumination to the user input devices (e.g., keys). More particularly, in one embodiment, some light from the nearby display device can be directed towards and reflected from the user input devices (e.g., keys) to enhance visibility of the keys or the legends thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Ronald Moller, John T. Payne, Liliya Lyandres, Michael Nashner, Kenichi Nakajima, Tsao Lun Chung