Patents by Inventor Stephen R. McClure

Stephen R. McClure 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: 10481691
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for providing haptic output on an electronic device. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes an actuator configured to move in a first direction. The electronic device also includes a substrate coupled to the actuator. When the actuator moves in the first direction, the substrate or a portion of the substrate, by virtue of being coupled to the actuator, moves in a second direction. In some implementations, the movement of the substrate is perpendicular to the movement of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik A. Uttermann, Kevin D. Gibbs, Dhaval Chandrakant Patel, Florence W. Ow, Derek W. Wright, Stephen R. McClure, Inna Lobel
  • Patent number: 10483620
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with antenna structures that are embedded in a dielectric such as plastic. The plastic may be molded over the antenna structures using molding equipment. Antenna structures may be embedded in molded plastic structures such as plastic electronic device housing structures. The plastic electronic device housing structures may form housing structures such as housing wall structures. The antenna structures may be embedded within the housing wall structures in the vicinity of an exterior surface of the housing wall structures. Embedded antenna structures may also be mounted under other dielectric structures such portions of a display cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Rappoport, Bruce E. Berg, John Raff, Stephen R. McClure
  • Patent number: 10474193
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing can be machined from a single billet of material, such as a billet of aluminum. The single piece housing can include ledges with a surface receiving a trim bead and a cover. Corner brackets can be attached to the single piece housing to improve the damage resistance of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Sean S. Corbin, John P. Ternus, Kevin D. Gibbs, Jeremy C. Franklin, Elvis M. Kibiti, John Raff, Jules B. Henry, Benjamin Rappoport, Derek W. Wright, Erik A. Uttermann, Ming Yu, Carl R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10458582
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting assembly includes first and second fitting components joined to define an interior cavity, a seal device, and a retainer. The seal device is disposed in the interior cavity, and seals one of the first and second fitting components with an outer surface of a conduit end when the conduit end is inserted into the outboard end of the first fitting component. The retainer is assembled with at least one of the first and second fitting components, and includes a gripping portion that engages the inserted conduit over a first surface contact area to grip the conduit end, and a colleting portion outboard of the gripping portion. The colleting portion engages the inserted conduit end over a second surface contact area greater than the first surface contact area to collet the inserted conduit end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Cal R. Brown, James E. Gotch, Connor M. Dorony, Stephen J. Zaborszki, Douglas J. McClure, Douglas S. Welch, Gregory S. Kalata, Ronald P. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10455155
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for a stabilization system configured, in some embodiments, for stabilizing image capture from an aerial vehicle (e.g., a UAV). According to some embodiments, the stabilization systems employs both active and passive stabilization means. A passive stabilization assembly includes a counter-balanced suspension system that includes an elongated arm that extends into and is coupled to the body of a vehicle. The counter-balanced suspension system passively stabilizes a mounted device such as an image capture device to counter motion of the UAV while in use. In some embodiment the counter-balanced suspension system passively stabilizes a mounted image capture assembly that includes active stabilization means (e.g., a motorized gimbal and/or electronic image stabilization). In some embodiments, the active and passive stabilization means operate together to effectively stabilize a mounted image capture device to counter a wide range of motion characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SKYDIO, INC.
    Inventors: David Kalinowski, Stephen R. McClure, Patrick Allen Lowe, Daniel Thomas Adams, Benjamin Scott Thompson, Adam Parker Bry, Abraham Galton Bachrach
  • Patent number: 10435176
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) configured for autonomous flight using visual navigation that includes a perimeter structure surrounding one or more powered rotors, the perimeter structure including image capture devices arranged so as to provide an unobstructed view around the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SKYDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Benjamin S. Thompson, Adam Bry, Abraham Bachrach, Matthew Donahoe
  • Publication number: 20190293218
    Abstract: A push to connect fitting assembly includes first and second fitting components joined to define an interior cavity, a seal device, a retainer, and a biasing member. The seal device is disposed in the interior cavity, and forms a seal between one of the first and second fitting components and an outer surface of a conduit end when the conduit end is inserted into the outboard end of the first fitting component. The retainer is assembled with at least one of the first and second fitting components, and includes a gripping portion that grips the inserted conduit end. The biasing member is axially disposed between the retainer and the seal device, the biasing member applying a first axial load to the retainer to produce a gripping force between the gripping portion and the inserted conduit end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Cal R. Brown, James E. Gotch, Connor M. Dorony, Stephen J. Zaborszki, Douglas J. McClure, Douglas S. Welch, Gregory S. Kalata, Ronald P. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20190281708
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display mounted in a housing. The display may have layers such as polarizer layers, a color filter layer, and a thin-film transistor layer. Display layers such as color filter layers and thin-film-transistor layers may have glass substrates. Notches or other openings may be formed in the layers of a display. For example, a notch with a curved chamfered edge may be formed in a lower end of a thin-film-transistor layer. A component such as a button may overlap the notch. Structures such as sensors, cameras, acoustic components, and other electronic components, buttons, communications path structures such as flexible printed circuit cables and wire bonding wires, and housing structures may be received within a display layer notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus, Sean Corbin, Stephen R. McClure
  • Patent number: 10359134
    Abstract: A conduit fitting preassembly includes an annular fitting component and at least a first conduit gripping device. The annular fitting component has an interior wall extending axially from a forward end to a rearward end, and a first projection extending radially inward from the interior wall. The first conduit gripping device is received within the annular fitting component and includes a second projection extending radially outward of an outer surface of the first conduit gripping device. The first projection includes an outward tapered rear surface and the second projection includes an inward tapered front surface. The rear surface of the first projection is radially aligned with the front surface of the second projection, such that when the first conduit gripping device is in a forward-most position, the first projection interlocks with the second projection to prevent axial withdrawal of the first conduit gripping device from the annular fitting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Prasanna Bhamidipati, Jeffrey Michael Rubinski, Mark A. Clason, Cal R. Brown, Jeffrey S. Rayle, John D. Karkosiak, Mark A. Bennett, Mark D. Bearer, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald P. Campbell, Douglas J. McClure, Gregory S. Kalata, Connor M. Dorony, Stephen J. Zaborski, Dale C. Arstein
  • Patent number: 10345905
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a housing in which display structures are mounted. Additional input-output devices such as a track pad may also be mounted in the housing. These input-output devices may include components such as touch sensors and force sensors for gathering input from a user. The display structures may include a display such as a flexible organic light-emitting diode display or a liquid crystal display that can present visual information to the user. To provide the user with tactile output, an output device such as a display or track pad may be provided with electroactive polymer structures, electromagnetic actuators, and other tactile output devices. The tactile output devices may provide protrusions, indentations, selectively stiffened and softened areas, and other tactile output for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Derek W. Wright, Paul S. Drzaic, Soyoung Kim, Yung-Yu Hsu, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10306784
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display mounted in a housing. The display may have layers such as polarizer layers, a color filter layer, and a thin-film transistor layer. Display layers such as color filter layers and thin-film-transistor layers may have glass substrates. Notches or other openings may be formed in the layers of a display. For example, a notch with a curved chamfered edge may be formed in a lower end of a thin-film-transistor layer. A component such as a button may overlap the notch. Structures such as sensors, cameras, acoustic components, and other electronic components, buttons, communications path structures such as flexible printed circuit cables and wire bonding wires, and housing structures may be received within a display layer notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus, Sean Corbin, Stephen R. McClure
  • Patent number: 10289167
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, Kevin D. Gibbs, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus
  • Publication number: 20180329458
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen R. McCLURE, Joshua D. BANKO, Kevin D. GIBBS, Benjamin M. RAPPOPORT, John P. TERNUS
  • Patent number: 10048721
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, Kevin D. Gibbs, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus
  • Publication number: 20180124934
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display mounted in a housing. The display may have layers such as polarizer layers, a color filter layer, and a thin-film transistor layer. Display layers such as color filter layers and thin-film-transistor layers may have glass substrates. Notches or other openings may be formed in the layers of a display. For example, a notch with a curved chamfered edge may be formed in a lower end of a thin-film-transistor layer. A component such as a button may overlap the notch. Structures such as sensors, cameras, acoustic components, and other electronic components, buttons, communications path structures such as flexible printed circuit cables and wire bonding wires, and housing structures may be received within a display layer notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus, Sean Corbin, Stephen R. McClure
  • Publication number: 20180059722
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen R. McCLURE, Joshua D. BANKO, Kevin D. GIBBS, Benjamin M. RAPPOPORT, John P. TERNUS
  • Patent number: 9905964
    Abstract: An accessory to device coupling system can include a first magnet array adapted for assembly with respect to a surface of an electronic device and a second magnet array adapted for assembly with respect to a surface of an accessory device, the accessory device configured to interact electrically with the electronic device. The first magnet array can include a first plurality of magnets arranged in a first pattern of alternating polarities, and the second magnet array can include a second plurality of magnets arranged in a second pattern of alternating polarities that corresponds to the first pattern of alternating polarities. The corresponding alternating polarity patterns can cause the second magnet array to couple to the first magnet array with a normalized attraction force only at an intended orientation and alignment, and with less than half of the normalized attraction force at any other orientation and alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, David H. Narajowski, Oliver C. Ross, Hao Zhu, Erik A. Uttermann, Stephen R. McClure, Melody L. Kuna
  • Patent number: 9894781
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display mounted in a housing. The display may have layers such as polarizer layers, a color filter layer, and a thin-film transistor layer. Display layers such as color filter layers and thin-film-transistor layers may have glass substrates. Notches or other openings may be formed in the layers of a display. For example, a notch with a curved chamfered edge may be formed in a lower end of a thin-film-transistor layer. A component such as a button may overlap the notch. Structures such as sensors, cameras, acoustic components, and other electronic components, buttons, communications path structures such as flexible printed circuit cables and wire bonding wires, and housing structures may be received within a display layer notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus, Sean Corbin, Stephen R. McClure
  • Patent number: 9880590
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, Kevin D. Gibbs, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus
  • Publication number: 20170341776
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) configured for autonomous flight using visual navigation that includes a perimeter structure surrounding one or more powered rotors, the perimeter structure including image capture devices arranged so as to provide an unobstructed view around the UAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Benjamin S. Thompson, Adam Bry, Abraham Bachrach, Matthew Donahoe