Patents by Inventor Roy Riccomini

Roy Riccomini 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: 9986667
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Joseph Daniel Taylor
  • Patent number: 9851564
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a head fitting by which the display device can be worn on the head of a user, and a visor assembly mounted to the head fitting. The visor assembly includes a plurality of display elements arranged to be aligned with the eyes of the user, a plurality of sensors, and a protective enclosure that encloses the display elements and the sensors. The protective enclosure may include an upper portion aligned with the sensors and a lower portion aligned with the display elements. The upper portion may be substantially opaque to visible light and transparent to infrared light. The lower portion may have a variable tinting scheme in which at least some of the lower portion of the enclosure is transparent to visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Riccomini, Philip Frank, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Andriy Pletenetskyy
  • Patent number: 9766461
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) device has a chassis, a display assembly, and various sensors and electronics, where the display assembly, sensors and electronics are mounted to the chassis and enclosed within a sealed protective visor, and where the display assembly is mounted to the chassis only through a central location that is aligned with a center-point between the user's eyes, thereby decoupling the display assembly from most mechanical and thermal stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Riccomini, Philip Frank, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Andriy Pletenetskyy
  • Publication number: 20170099749
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Joseph Daniel Taylor
  • Patent number: 9585285
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Andrew Hodge
  • Patent number: 9545030
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Joseph Daniel Taylor
  • Publication number: 20160212879
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Andrew Hodge
  • Publication number: 20160209655
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a head fitting by which the display device can be worn on the head of a user, and a visor assembly mounted to the head fitting. The visor assembly includes a plurality of display elements arranged to be aligned with the eyes of the user, a plurality of sensors, and a protective enclosure that encloses the display elements and the sensors. The protective enclosure may include an upper portion aligned with the sensors and a lower portion aligned with the display elements. The upper portion may be substantially opaque to visible light and transparent to infrared light. The lower portion may have a variable tinting scheme in which at least some of the lower portion of the enclosure is transparent to visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Roy Riccomini, Philip Frank, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Andriy Pletenetskyy
  • Publication number: 20160209654
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) device has a chassis, a display assembly, and various sensors and electronics, where the display assembly, sensors and electronics are mounted to the chassis and enclosed within a sealed protective visor, and where the display assembly is mounted to the chassis only through a central location that is aligned with a center-point between the user's eyes, thereby decoupling the display assembly from most mechanical and thermal stresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Roy Riccomini, Philip Frank, Errol Mark Tazbaz, Andriy Pletenetskyy
  • Publication number: 20160212889
    Abstract: A flexible thermal conduit runs from a first housing portion of an electronic device to a second housing portion of the electronic device, to convey heat generated by an electronic component located in the first housing portion to a heat dissipation structure located in the second housing portion, where the second housing portion is flexibly coupled to the first housing portion, for example, by a hinge or other type of joint. The flexible conduit may include a plurality of layers of thin, flat thermally conductive material, which may be arranged to flex independently of each other in the region where the first and second housing portions are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Doug Heirich, Roy Riccomini, Maosheng Ye, Michael Beerman, Joseph Daniel Taylor
  • Patent number: 8139349
    Abstract: An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. A first aspect of the invention pertains to a computer housing having a logo or other symbol that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A second aspect of the invention pertains to a suspended frame is able to support a display panel within a display housing. A third aspect of the invention pertains to a computing device provided with an internal antenna. A fourth aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing. A fifth aspect of the invention pertains to a housing having a logo, symbol or other device that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A sixth aspect of the invention pertains to a lid for a computing device, such as a portable computer, that is provided with a translucent housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Jory Bell, Chris J. Stringer, Roy Riccomini
  • Patent number: 7724509
    Abstract: An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. One aspect of the invention pertains to a computing device provided with an internal antenna. One aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing. One aspect of the invention pertains to a lid for a computing device, such as a portable computer, that is provided with a translucent housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Jory Bell, Chris J. Stringer, Roy Riccomini
  • Patent number: 7679893
    Abstract: An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. A first aspect of the invention pertains to a computer housing having a logo or other symbol that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A second aspect of the invention pertains to a suspended frame that is able to support a display panel within a display housing. A third aspect of the invention pertains to a computing device provided with an internal antenna. A fourth aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing. A fifth aspect of the invention pertains to a housing having a logo, symbol or other device that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A sixth aspect of the invention pertains to a lid for a computing device, such as a portable computer, that is provided with a translucent housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Jory Bell, Chris J. Stringer, Roy Riccomini
  • Publication number: 20090257232
    Abstract: An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. A first aspect of the invention pertains to a computer housing having a logo or other symbol that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A second aspect of the invention pertains to a suspended frame is able to support a display panel within a display housing. A third aspect of the invention pertains to a computing device provided with an internal antenna. A fourth aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing. A fifth aspect of the invention pertains to a housing having a logo, symbol or other device that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A sixth aspect of the invention pertains to a lid for a computing device, such as a portable computer, that is provided with a translucent housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence LAM, Jory BELL, Chris J. STRINGER, Roy RICCOMINI
  • Publication number: 20090009947
    Abstract: An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. A first aspect of the invention pertains to a computer housing having a logo or other symbol that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A second aspect of the invention pertains to a suspended frame is able to support a display panel within a display housing. A third aspect of the invention pertains to a computing device provided with an internal antenna. A fourth aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing. A fifth aspect of the invention pertains to a housing having a logo, symbol or other device that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A sixth aspect of the invention pertains to a lid for a computing device, such as a portable computer, that is provided with a translucent housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence LAM, Jory BELL, Chris J. STRINGER, Roy RICCOMINI
  • Patent number: D871404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D871405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D872080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D872081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs
  • Patent number: D872082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Denhez, Young Duk Song, YeongKyu Yoo, Paul A. Bosveld, Carl J. Ledbetter, Yuenkeen Cheong, Michael Bohan, Lynda Horton-Jones, Roy Riccomini, Jason Paul Williams, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Joel B. Jacobs