Patents by Inventor Ryan Nilsen

Ryan Nilsen 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: 20070135185
    Abstract: A wireless communication product (10) can include an electronic host device (12) having a transceiver (13) for wide area communications and a modular peripheral device (30) having a speaker (31), a microphone (33) and a display (37) serving at least as a speaker and a display for the wireless communication product when attached to the electronic host device and the speaker and the microphone serving as a wireless headset and the display serving as an activation button when detached from the electronic host device. The display can serve as a push-to-connect activation when the modular peripheral device is undocked from the electronic host device. The modular peripheral device can include a hook shaped portion (39) formed between the display and the speaker enabling the modular peripheral device to grasp the electronic host device when serving as the speaker or the user's ear when serving as the wireless headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Dvorak, Ryan Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20050243522
    Abstract: A multi-purpose product packaging (100, 200) for an electronic host product (250) having its own casing can include an apparatus casing (110, 210) for removably and substantially encasing the electronic host product, circuitry (240) within the apparatus casing for providing at least one function to the electronic host product, and an interface (255) on the apparatus casing for enabling the at least one function to operate in conjunction with the electronic product. The apparatus casing can be made of recyclable products and the interface can form a portion of the circuitry within the apparatus casing. In one embodiment, the electronic host device can be a phone and the circuitry can provide any number of functions including the function of charging a power source within the phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Nilsen, James Tracy, Nitin Desai, James Zollo
  • Publication number: 20050186905
    Abstract: A wearable electronic product (50) includes an electronic host device (52), at least one peripheral device (54) that selectively couples and decouples to the electronic host device and activates independently of the electronic host device, and means (51) for wearing the wearable electronic product by a user. The peripheral device can activate automatically (107) upon being decoupled from the electronic host device and can also activate independently (109) of any other peripheral device. In this regard, the peripheral device can automatically sense (104) the need for its own power source to become active and can optionally automatically sense the need for activating a new wireless link (108) to the electronic host device using its own power source (57) when selectively decoupled from the electronic host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: James Tracy, Joseph Dvorak, Sacha Holland, Ryan Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20050176461
    Abstract: A modular communication system (10) can include an adaptable communication module (12) having a transceiver (13) coupled to a processor (14) and memory (20), and a first interface block (24) coupled to the processor, and a host device (30) having a power source (36), a user interface (34), and a second interface block (46). The host device can be among a plurality of host devices having different user interfaces and the processor is adaptable to control the different user interfaces when the first interface block recognizes the second interface block. The module can further include a DSP (16) and a display (18) coupled to the processor as well as an antenna (11). A host device can be a phone, a wristwatch, a camera or video phone, an MP3 player, a heart rate monitor, a game controller, a toy, a stroller, or a crib among other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Bozzone, Bonnie Bachman, Ryan Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20050134215
    Abstract: Charging systems (10, 70) are disclosed that generally employ forces generated by at least one magnet (16-22) or (76-82) to guide and urge a rechargeable, portable or mobile electronic device (12, 72) toward a charging position with respect to a charging base (14, 74) therefor. By using magnetic forces to guide or urge the device (12, 72) to the charging position, substantially frictionless charging systems (10, 70) can be provided herein for shifting the device (12, 72) to its charging position. Either repulsion or attraction forces can be employed. Accordingly, depending on which magnetic force is used to urge the device (12, 72) to its charging position, an opposite magnetic force is preferably provided to provide the user a tactile indication of improper alignment of the device (12, 72) and charging base (14, 74).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Bozzone, Ryan Nilsen, Joseph Dvorak, Sacha Holland
  • Publication number: 20050063199
    Abstract: A device (50) capable of selectively altering its appearance can include a housing portion (64) of the device having at least one photochromic compound and an ultraviolet light source (60) forming a portion of the device for exposing the portion of the device having the photochromic compound to the ultraviolet light source. A reaction by the photochromic compound can provide or serve as a status indicator for the device. The device can be any number of devices such as a portable communication device, a personal digital assistant, a laptop computer, a camera, a GPS device, a printer, a camcorder, a vehicle, a toy, a personal hygiene device, a watch, a calculator, and a writing instrument for example. The device can be formed so that reactions by the photochromic compounds within the device are controlled solely by the ultraviolet light sources (54 and 60) within the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Rami Levy, Robert Gray, Ryan Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20040219464
    Abstract: Negative surface relief diffractive optical elements (218) are supported or formed at interior surfaces of injection molding molds (200, 916, 1002) for wireless communication device housing parts (502). Such injection molding molds are used to making housing parts that include integrally molded surface relief diffractive optical elements (504) e.g., holograms. Such diffractive optical elements can be used to convey information or for decorative effects. The negative surface relief holograms can be mechanically mounted or formed on the interior surfaces by exposing a resist on the interior surfaces to a holographic light field or a succession of laser interference patterns, and there after developing and using the resist as an etch mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory David Dunham, Thomas J. Pack, Ryan Nilsen, Frank Garcia