Patents by Inventor Phillip Hobson

Phillip Hobson 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: 20150078611
    Abstract: A joint speaker surround and gasket. The speaker surround of the joint speaker surround and gasket is formed of a surround material and has an inner edge defining a speaker cone aperture shaped to match a speaker cone and an outer edge portion shaped to match a housing. The gasket of the joint speaker surround and gasket is formed of a gasket material. The gasket is integrally bonded to the outer edge portion of the speaker surround.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brad G. Boozer, Craig M. Stanley, John J. Baker, Nathan P. Bosscher, Phillip Hobson
  • Publication number: 20120078570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for approximating angular velocity using a plurality of accelerometers are disclosed. In particular, in one embodiment, a method of approximating angular velocity including receiving linear acceleration information from a plurality of accelerometers and calculating a relative acceleration for at least one pair of the plurality of accelerometers is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a distance value for the at least one pair of the plurality of accelerometers and approximating the angular velocity by multiplying the distance value by the relative acceleration to obtain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fletcher Rothkopf, Phillip Hobson, Adam Mittleman, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
  • Publication number: 20070047198
    Abstract: A docking system is disclosed. The docking system includes a single docking station and a plurality of inserts that are placed in the docking station so that the docking station can accommodate hand held devices with differing sizes and shapes. The docking system is configured with a docking station and insert that matingly engage with one another via a rotating action. The docking system is also configured with a latching retention mechanism that secures the insert to the docking station when the insert is rotated into engagement with the docking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Applicant: Apple Computer, Inc. A California Corporation
    Inventors: Wim Crooijmans, Richard Howarth, Phillip Hobson
  • Publication number: 20060250764
    Abstract: A docking station is disclosed. The docking station has an adjustable opening that accommodates portable electronic devices with differing sizes and shapes. The opening is capable of expanding to accommodate larger devices and retracting to accommodate smaller devices while still supporting the portable electronic device in its proper position within the docking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Howarth, Phillip Hobson, Wim Crooijmans
  • Patent number: D514571
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Handspring, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Peter N. Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D515093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Peter N. Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D518820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Peter N. Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D518821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Peter N. Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D518825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Peter N. Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D519502
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Peter N. Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D525263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Hawkins, Peter N Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D581423
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hoenig, Michael Yurochko, Phillip Hobson, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D585890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Hawkins, Peter N Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D605648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Hawkins, Peter N Skillman, Phillip Hobson, David Hoenig, Cathal Loughnane