Patents by Inventor Rimple Bhatia

Rimple Bhatia 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: 10718067
    Abstract: Items such as fabric-based items may include magnetic strands. Magnetic strands may be formed using extrusion equipment. To form single component magnetic strands, first and second feed hoppers may respectively feed a base polymer and a magnet masterbatch to an extruder. The magnet masterbatch may include particles of a rare-earth alloy or other magnetic materials in a polymer blend. The extruder may push the base polymer and magnet masterbatch through a spinneret. To form bicomponent magnetic strands, a first extruder may push a base polymer and magnet masterbatch through a first set of openings in a spinneret, while a second extruder may push an additional polymer through a second set of openings in the spinneret. Bicomponent magnetic strands may have a magnetic core and non-magnetic sheath, may have a non-magnetic core and magnetic sheath, or may have other suitable configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Liming Wang, Hao Zhu, Rimple Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10508350
    Abstract: Anodized electroplated aluminum structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Cosmetic structures according to embodiments of the invention are provided by electroplating a non-cosmetic structure with aluminum and then anodizing the electroplated aluminum. This produces cosmetic structures that may possess desired structural and cosmetic properties and that may be suitable for use as housing or support members of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Silverman, Ronald Moller, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher D. Prest, Rimple Bhatia, Paul Choiniere, Lucy Elizabeth Browning, Masashige Tatebe
  • Patent number: 10427374
    Abstract: Electronic equipment may include seamless spacer fabric. Seamless spacer fabric may be used as a protective case or cosmetic cover for an electronic device such as a speaker. A seamless spacer fabric may include a seamless fabric outer layer, a spacer fabric inner layer, and an adhesive layer that bonds the seamless outer layer to the spacer fabric inner layer. The spacer fabric layer may have a seam region where one portion of the spacer fabric layer is joined with another portion of the fabric layer. The seamless fabric outer layer may cover the seam region to hide it from view. One or more additional seam hiding layers or strips may be formed on opposing sides of the spacer fabric layer to cover the seam. The seamless spacer fabric may have an array of openings that extends uniformly around the perimeter of the seamless spacer fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yohji Hamada, Siddhartha Hegde, Zebinah P. Masse, Rimple Bhatia, Peter F. Coxeter, Amit S. Barve, Donald L. Olmstead, Javier Mendez
  • Publication number: 20180272644
    Abstract: Electronic equipment may include seamless spacer fabric. Seamless spacer fabric may be used as a protective case or cosmetic cover for an electronic device such as a speaker. A seamless spacer fabric may include a seamless fabric outer layer, a spacer fabric inner layer, and an adhesive layer that bonds the seamless outer layer to the spacer fabric inner layer. The spacer fabric layer may have a seam region where one portion of the spacer fabric layer is joined with another portion of the fabric layer. The seamless fabric outer layer may cover the seam region to hide it from view. One or more additional seam hiding layers or strips may be formed on opposing sides of the spacer fabric layer to cover the seam. The seamless spacer fabric may have an array of openings that extends uniformly around the perimeter of the seamless spacer fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yohji Hamada, Siddhartha Hegde, Zebinah P. Masse, Rimple Bhatia, Peter F. Coxeter, Amit S. Barve, Donald L. Olmstead, Javier Mendez
  • Patent number: 9586816
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to modifications to nanostructure based transparent conductors to achieve increased haze/light-scattering with different and tunable degrees of scattering, different materials, and different microstructures and nanostructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CAM Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Rimple Bhatia, Hash Pakbaz, Jelena Sepa, Teresa Ramos, Florian Pschenitzka, Michael A. Spaid, Karl Pichler
  • Patent number: 9459661
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for providing one or more holes in a housing for an electronic device are disclosed. The one or more holes in the housing can be used to facilitate visual indicators. A light source can be controlled to provide light into a hole and thus emit light from the hole. When the light source is not providing light to the hole, the hole can be visually disguised (e.g., camouflaged) so it blends with the surrounding portions of the housing. The electronic device can, for example, be a small electronic device, such as a portable or handheld electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Kroghahl, Nathan N. Ng, Rimple Bhatia
  • Patent number: 9173336
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. The markings provided on products can be textual and/or graphic. The techniques or processes can provide high resolution markings on surfaces that are flat or curved. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on the housings. For example, the housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided on the outer housing surface. The markings can be formed using a ultra-violet (UV) curable material that can be selectively cured on a surface (e.g., housing surface) in places where markings, namely text and/or graphics, are to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rimple Bhatia, Paul Choiniere, Michael S. Nashner
  • Publication number: 20150284868
    Abstract: Anodized electroplated aluminum structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Cosmetic structures according to embodiments of the invention are provided by electroplating a non-cosmetic structure with aluminum and then anodizing the electroplated aluminum. This produces cosmetic structures that may possess desired structural and cosmetic properties and that may be suitable for use as housing or support members of electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Ken Silverman, Ronald Moller, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher D. Prest, Rimple Bhatia, Paul Choiniere, Lucy Elizabeth Browning, Masashige Tatebe
  • Patent number: 9133559
    Abstract: Anodized electroplated aluminum structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Cosmetic structures according to embodiments of the invention are provided by electroplating a non-cosmetic structure with aluminum and then anodizing the electroplated aluminum. This produces cosmetic structures that may possess desired structural and cosmetic properties and that may be suitable for use as housing or support members of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Silverman, Ronald Moller, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher D. Prest, Rimple Bhatia, Paul Choiniere, Lucy Elizabeth Browning, Masashige Tatebe
  • Publication number: 20140376234
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for providing one or more holes in a housing for an electronic device are disclosed. The one or more holes in the housing can be used to facilitate visual indicators. A light source can be controlled to provide light into a hole and thus emit light from the hole. When the light source is not providing light to the hole, the hole can be visually disguised (e.g., camouflaged) so it blends with the surrounding portions of the housing. The electronic device can, for example, be a small electronic device, such as a portable or handheld electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: James R. Kroghahl, Nathan N. Ng, Rimple Bhatia
  • Patent number: 8888944
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for bonding a first substrate to a second substrate can include an intermediate layer disposed between the substrates. In one embodiment, the intermediate layer can be disposed to a bonding area of the first substrate and only one adhesive layer can be disposed between the intermediate layer and the second substrate. In other embodiments, a plurality of intermediate layers can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Erik G. De Jong, Michael K. Pilliod, Chuan Keat Low, James R. Krogdahl, Rimple Bhatia, Justin T. Sawyer, Michael B. Wittenberg
  • Patent number: 8790459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to colored reflective features, e.g., reflective security features or reflective decorative features, that optionally exhibit color shifting and to inks and processes for making such features. The features, as well as the inks optionally used to form the features, comprise nanoparticles and a colorant that preferably modifies a spectrum of light that is reflected by a reflective layer formed from the nanoparticles. The processes involve forming the features from one or more inks using a direct write printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Scott T. Haubrich, Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Rimple Bhatia, Miodrag Oljaca
  • Publication number: 20140071595
    Abstract: A method for bonding two substrates can use a laser to ablate a bonding surface of at least one of the two substrates. In one embodiment, the laser can be used to produce a predetermined average surface roughness in a bonding surface region of one of the substrates. In another embodiment, the substrate can comprise a resin filled polymer. Ablating the surface of the bonding surface can increase the bond strength in the ablation region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik G. DE JONG, Michael K. PILLIOD, Chuan Keat LOW, James R. KROGDAHL, Rimple BHATIA
  • Publication number: 20140071597
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for bonding a first substrate to a second substrate can include an intermediate layer disposed between the substrates. In one embodiment, the intermediate layer can be disposed to a bonding area of the first substrate and only one adhesive layer can be disposed between the intermediate layer and the second substrate. In other embodiments, a plurality of intermediate layers can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik G. DE JONG, Michael K. PILLIOD, Chuan Keat LOW, James R. KROGDAHL, Rimple BHATIA, Justin T. SAWYER, Michael B. WITTENBERG
  • Publication number: 20130320313
    Abstract: Organic electronic devices, compositions, and methods are disclosed that employ electrically conductive nanowires and conducting materials such as conjugated polymers such as sulfonated regioregular polythiophenes which provide high device performance such as good solar cell efficiency. Devices requiring transparent conductors that are resilient to physical stresses can be fabricated, with reduced corrosion problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicants: Cambrios Technologies Corp., Plextronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey B. Li, Shawn P. Williams, Brian E. Woodworth, Pierre-Marc Allemand, Rimple Bhatia, Hash Pakbaz
  • Publication number: 20130298732
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of controlling metal nanowire morphologies by adjusting the reaction conditions of a polyol synthesis. In particular, by purging the reaction with an inert gas, batch-to-batch consistency can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Rimple Bhatia, Jelena Sepa, Frank Wallace
  • Publication number: 20130251915
    Abstract: Techniques or processes for providing markings on products are disclosed. The markings provided on products can be textual and/or graphic. The techniques or processes can provide high resolution markings on surfaces that are flat or curved. In one embodiment, the products have housings and the markings are to be provided on the housings. For example, the housing for a particular product can include an outer housing surface and the markings can be provided on the outer housing surface. The markings can be formed using a ultra-violet (UV) curable material that can be selectively cured on a surface (e.g., housing surface) in places where markings, namely text and/or graphics, are to be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rimple Bhatia, Paul Choiniere, Michael S. Nashner
  • Patent number: 8512438
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of controlling metal nanowire morphologies by adjusting the reaction conditions of a polyol synthesis. In particular, by purging the reaction with an inert gas, batch-to-batch consistency can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Cambrios Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Rimple Bhatia, Jelena Sepa, Frank Wallace
  • Patent number: 8431925
    Abstract: Organic electronic devices, compositions, and methods are disclosed that employ electrically conductive nanowires and conducting materials such as conjugated polymers such as sulfonated regioregular polythiophenes which provide high device performance such as good solar cell efficiency. Devices requiring transparent conductors that are resilient to physical stresses can be fabricated, with reduced corrosion problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Plextronics, Inc., Cambrios Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Sergey B. Li, Shawn P. Williams, Brian E. Woodworth, Pierre Marc Allemand, Rimple Bhatia, Hash Pakbaz
  • Publication number: 20130008796
    Abstract: Anodized electroplated aluminum structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Cosmetic structures according to embodiments of the invention are provided by electroplating a non-cosmetic structure with aluminum and then anodizing the electroplated aluminum. This produces cosmetic structures that may possess desired structural and cosmetic properties and that may be suitable for use as housing or support members of electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ken Silverman, Ronald Moller, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher D. Prest, Rimple Bhatia, Paul Choiniere, Lucy Elizabeth Browning, Masashige Tatebe