Patents by Inventor Rasamy Phouthavong

Rasamy Phouthavong 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: 20200081288
    Abstract: A disclosed display device assembly includes a panel substrate, multiple light transmitting pixels disposed over the panel substrate, a backlight unit disposed under the panel substrate, a flexible substrate attached to the panel substrate, and a display integrated circuit mounted to the flexible substrate and disposed under the backlight unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin S. BUSTLE, Rasamy Phouthavong, Benjamin J. Pope, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Michael W. Firka
  • Patent number: 10180755
    Abstract: The systems and techniques described herein generally relate to an electronic device having a touch-sensitive surface or region that is configured to receive force-based user input and dynamically adjust a force threshold used to recognize the force-based user input. In particular, the device may include one or more force sensors that are configured to detect a touch that exceeds a dynamically adjustable threshold. In some embodiments, the threshold is dynamically adjusted in response to a detected or estimated stability condition. By dynamically adjusting the threshold, the device may be better adapted or optimized for use with a particular support accessory or support configuration. In some cases, multiple sub-regions may be defined over the touch-sensitive surface, each sub-region having a different force threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Hill, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers
  • Patent number: 10028397
    Abstract: An electronic device having several modifications designed to prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device includes a SIM tray having a sealing element designed to provide a seal at an opening that receives the SIM tray. The sealing element may include a first section and a second section extending from the first section, with the first section designed to bend with respect to (and in some cases collapse onto) the second section. The electronic device may further include an audio module fitted with a sealing element. The sealing element may include extensions extending away from a main body of the sealing element, with some extension designed to engage the audio module, and other extensions designed to engage an audio module interface. The sealing element provides a seal against liquid ingress into the audio module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ying Zhao, Timothy S. Lui, Tyler B. Cater, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin J. Pope, David A. Hurrell, Christopher R. Xydis, Edward S. Huo, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Michael W. Firka, Martin J. Auclair, Kurtis J. Mundell, Salome Bavetta, Paul Leutheuser, Hani Esmaeili, Kevin M. Froese, Ihtesham H. Chowdhury, Tang Yew Tan, Eric W. Bates, Yaocheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9967375
    Abstract: An electronic device having liquid-resistant modifications that prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) in an enclosure of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device may include a coating formed from a liquid-resistant material that is applied internally to the enclosure. The electronic device may further include a frame that carries a protective transparent layer designed to cover a display assembly. In order to secure the frame with the enclosure, the electronic device may include an adhesive assembly disposed over an outer perimeter of the coating. The adhesive assembly may include several adhesive parts initially separate from one another. However, with the adhesive parts between the frame and the enclosure, the adhesive parts can be compressed by the frame and the enclosure, causing the adhesive parts to expand and engage each other. As a result, the coating and the adhesive parts provide a seal against liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ying Zhao, Timothy S. Lui, Tyler B. Cater, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin J. Pope, David A. Hurrell, Christopher R. Xydis, Edward S. Huo, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Michael W. Firka, Martin J. Auclair, Kurtis J. Mundell, Salome Bavetta, Paul Leutheuser, Hani Esmaeili, Kevin M. Froese, Ihtesham H. Chowdhury, Tang Yew Tan, Eric W. Bates, Yaocheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9954572
    Abstract: An electronic device having an enclosure with a sealing element to prevent ingress of contaminants at an interface between sealing element and a material is disclosed. The material may include an injection molded material that forms at least part of a radio frequency transparent window. The enclosure may include a first channel that receives the material. A second channel may open to the first channel and receive the sealing element. The sealing element may initially extend at least partially into the first channel. However, the material may provide compression forces to the sealing element to compress the sealing element out of the first channel, or at least compress the sealing element further into the second channel. The sealing element may provide a counterforce against the material to increase or enhance a seal against ingress attempting to pass through the enclosure at the interface between sealing element and the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tyler B. Cater, Derek C. Krass, Rasamy Phouthavong
  • Publication number: 20180110143
    Abstract: An electronic device having several modifications designed to prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device includes a SIM tray having a sealing element designed to provide a seal at an opening that receives the SIM tray. The sealing element may include a first section and a second section extending from the first section, with the first section designed to bend with respect to (and in some cases collapse onto) the second section. The electronic device may further include an audio module fitted with a sealing element. The sealing element may include extensions extending away from a main body of the sealing element, with some extension designed to engage the audio module, and other extensions designed to engage an audio module interface. The sealing element provides a seal against liquid ingress into the audio module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Xiao Ying ZHAO, Timothy S. LUI, Tyler B. CATER, Rasamy PHOUTHAVONG, Scott A. MYERS, Benjamin J. POPE, David A. HURRELL, Christopher R. XYDIS, Edward S. HUO, Richard Hung Minh DINH, Michael W. FIRKA, Martin J. AUCLAIR, Kurtis J. MUNDELL, Salome BAVETTA, Paul LEUTHEUSER, Hani ESMAEILI, Kevin M. FROESE, Ihtesham H. CHOWDHURY, Tang Yew TAN, Eric W. BATES, Yaocheng ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180109659
    Abstract: An electronic device having liquid-resistant modifications that prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) in an enclosure of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device may include a coating formed from a liquid-resistant material that is applied internally to the enclosure. The electronic device may further include a frame that carries a protective transparent layer designed to cover a display assembly. In order to secure the frame with the enclosure, the electronic device may include an adhesive assembly disposed over an outer perimeter of the coating. The adhesive assembly may include several adhesive parts initially separate from one another. However, with the adhesive parts between the frame and the enclosure, the adhesive parts can be compressed by the frame and the enclosure, causing the adhesive parts to expand and engage each other. As a result, the coating and the adhesive parts provide a seal against liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Xiao Ying ZHAO, Timothy S. LUI, Tyler B. CATER, Rasamy PHOUTHAVONG, Scott A. MYERS, Benjamin J. POPE, David A. HURRELL, Christopher R. XYDIS, Edward S. HUO, Richard Hung Minh DINH, Michael W. FIRKA, Martin J. AUCLAIR, Kurtis J. MUNDELL, Salome BAVETTA, Paul LEUTHEUSER, Hani ESMAEILI, Kevin M. FROESE, Ihtesham H. CHOWDHURY, Tang Yew TAN, Eric W. BATES, Yaocheng ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180066374
    Abstract: A high gloss deep black housing for a handheld electronic device is disclosed having either a textured or a mirror finish. Methods for preparing a housing having the high gloss deep black finish are also disclosed, including housings for mobile phones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Duy P. Le, Masashige Tatebe, Jody R. Akana, Jeremy D. Bataillou, Shota Aoyagi, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Ricky C. Lee, Thomas Johannessen, Benjamin S. Bustle, Rasamy Phouthavong, Zechariah D. Feinberg, Tiffany Hu, Dandan Wan, Chuanyou Su, Phillip W. Hum, Michael P. Coleman, Jong Kong Lee
  • Publication number: 20170249048
    Abstract: The systems and techniques described herein generally relate to an electronic device having a touch-sensitive surface or region that is configured to receive force-based user input and dynamically adjust a force threshold used to recognize the force-based user input. In particular, the device may include one or more force sensors that are configured to detect a touch that exceeds a dynamically adjustable threshold. In some embodiments, the threshold is dynamically adjusted in response to a detected or estimated stability condition. By dynamically adjusting the threshold, the device may be better adapted or optimized for use with a particular support accessory or support configuration. In some cases, multiple sub-regions may be defined over the touch-sensitive surface, each sub-region having a different force threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew D. Hill, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers
  • Patent number: 9736283
    Abstract: An electronic device has a camera assembly disposed in a housing of the electronic device that includes a light source assembly having a primary purpose for illuminating a subject during an imaging operation. The light source assembly includes a light source and a light window. A light block can be applied to lateral surfaces of the light window to prevent light passing through the light window from propagating along an outer surface of the housing, or other components of the electronic device. In some embodiments, the light block can include multiple layers having various reflective and absorptive characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Pope, Ian A. Spraggs, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Rasamy Phouthavong, Vincent Yan
  • Publication number: 20170047959
    Abstract: An electronic device having an enclosure with a sealing element to prevent ingress of contaminants at an interface between sealing element and a material is disclosed. The material may include an injection molded material that forms at least part of a radio frequency transparent window. The enclosure may include a first channel that receives the material. A second channel may open to the first channel and receive the sealing element. The sealing element may initially extend at least partially into the first channel. However, the material may provide compression forces to the sealing element to compress the sealing element out of the first channel, or at least compress the sealing element further into the second channel. The sealing element may provide a counterforce against the material to increase or enhance a seal against ingress attempting to pass through the enclosure at the interface between sealing element and the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler B. CATER, Derek C. KRASS, Rasamy PHOUTHAVONG
  • Patent number: 9513663
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a touch screen display. The touch screen display may have an array of display pixels that are used to display images for a user. Touch input to the touch screen display may be provided by a user's finger or other external object. A touch sensor in the display may have vertical and horizontal position sensors that are based on distinct touch sensor technologies. The position sensors may be based on strain gauge sensors or other force sensors, capacitive sensors having multiple elongated transparent capacitive electrodes that span the display, acoustic sensors, light-based sensors, and other types of sensors. An opaque masking layer in an inactive area of the display may hide some of the position sensor structures from view such as vertical position sensor structures. The horizontal position sensor structures may have minimal inactive regions along their edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Warren Z. Jones, Shayan Malek, Rasamy Phouthavong
  • Publication number: 20160276757
    Abstract: The subject matter of the disclosure relates to connectors for antenna feed assemblies and display coupling components of a mobile device. The flexible connectors can be configured with a flexible spring connector component that couples a mobile device antenna to a main logic board of the mobile device within a housing of the mobile device such that the flexible connector can withstand a drop event, while at the same providing for an in-line inductance as part of an antenna-defined design requirement. The display of the mobile device can be coupled to a housing of the mobile device using a pin-screw arrangement that allows the display to controllably shift in the X-direction and the Y-direction, while only being purposefully constrained in the Z-direction (with reference to a 3-dimensional graph having X, Y, and Z axes). This configuration can prevent the display from being pulled out of alignment during a drop event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: James B. SMITH, Gregory N. STEPHENS, Boon W. SHIU, Shayan MALEK, Marwan RAMMAH, Scott A. MYERS, Ashutosh Y. SHUKLA, Eric N. NYLAND, Matthew D. HILL, Michael Benjamin WITTENBERG, Rasamy PHOUTHAVONG, Benjamin Shane BUSTLE
  • Patent number: 9318802
    Abstract: The subject matter of the disclosure relates to connectors for antenna feed assemblies and display coupling components of a mobile device. The flexible connectors can be configured with a flexible spring connector component that couples a mobile device antenna to a main logic board of the mobile device within a housing of the mobile device such that the flexible connector can withstand a drop event, while at the same providing for an in-line inductance as part of an antenna-defined design requirement. The display of the mobile device can be coupled to a housing of the mobile device using a pin-screw arrangement that allows the display to controllably shift in the X-direction and the Y-direction, while only being purposefully constrained in the Z-direction (with reference to a 3-dimensional graph having X, Y, and Z axes). This configuration can prevent the display from being pulled out of alignment during a drop event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Smith, Gregory N. Stephens, Boon W. Shiu, Shayan Malek, Marwan Rammah, Scott A. Myers, Ashutosh Y. Shukla, Eric N. Nyland, Matthew D. Hill, Michael Benjamin Wittenberg, Rasamy Phouthavong, Benjamin Shane Bustle
  • Publication number: 20160064810
    Abstract: The subject matter of the disclosure relates to connectors for antenna feed assemblies and display coupling components of a mobile device. The flexible connectors can be configured with a flexible spring connector component that couples a mobile device antenna to a main logic board of the mobile device within a housing of the mobile device such that the flexible connector can withstand a drop event, while at the same providing for an in-line inductance as part of an antenna-defined design requirement. The display of the mobile device can be coupled to a housing of the mobile device using a pin-screw arrangement that allows the display to controllably shift in the X-direction and the Y-direction, while only being purposefully constrained in the Z-direction (with reference to a 3-dimensional graph having X, Y, and Z axes). This configuration can prevent the display from being pulled out of alignment during a drop event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: James B. Smith, Gregory N. Stephens, Boon W. Shiu, Shayan Malek, Marwan Rammah, Scott A. Myers, Ashutosh Y. Shukla, Eric N. Nyland, Matthew D. Hill, Michael Benjamin Wittenberg, Rasamy Phouthavong, Benjamin Shane Bustle
  • Publication number: 20150072727
    Abstract: An electronic device has a camera assembly disposed in a housing of the electronic device that includes a light source assembly having a primary purpose for illuminating a subject during an imaging operation. The light source assembly includes a light source and a light window. A light block can be applied to lateral surfaces of the light window to prevent light passing through the light window from propagating along an outer surface of the housing, or other components of the electronic device. In some embodiments, the light block can include multiple layers having various reflective and absorptive characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Pope, Ian A. Spraggs, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Rasamy Phouthavong, Vincent Yan
  • Publication number: 20140293145
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a touch screen display. The touch screen display may have an array of display pixels that are used to display images for a user. Touch input to the touch screen display may be provided by a user's finger or other external object. A touch sensor in the display may have vertical and horizontal position sensors that are based on distinct touch sensor technologies. The position sensors may be based on strain gauge sensors or other force sensors, capacitive sensors having multiple elongated transparent capacitive electrodes that span the display, acoustic sensors, light-based sensors, and other types of sensors. An opaque masking layer in an inactive area of the display may hide some of the position sensor structures from view such as vertical position sensor structures. The horizontal position sensor structures may have minimal inactive regions along their edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Warren Z. Jones, Shayan Malek, Rasamy Phouthavong
  • Patent number: D903643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    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, Scott A. Myers, David A. Pakula, Rasamy Phouthavong, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Ashutosh Y. Shukla, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer