Patents by Inventor Steve Emmert

Steve Emmert 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: 20210051220
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: 10893129
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. Each can optionally define a linear recess. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is situated in the linear recess, where included, and spans the hinge. The hinge includes a cam, a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam, and a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam. The first support plate, the cam, and the second support plate bridge the linear recess of each device housing when the electronic device is in an axially displaced open position, but define boundaries within which the flexible display defines a service loop when the electronic device is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Steve Emmert, Alberto Cavallaro, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10868896
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Publication number: 20200259937
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. Each can optionally define a linear recess. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is situated in the linear recess, where included, and spans the hinge. The hinge includes a cam, a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam, and a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam. The first support plate, the cam, and the second support plate bridge the linear recess of each device housing when the electronic device is in an axially displaced open position, but define boundaries within which the flexible display defines a service loop when the electronic device is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Steve Emmert, Alberto Cavallaro, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Publication number: 20200236203
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: 10701193
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. Each can optionally define a linear recess. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is situated in the linear recess, where included, and spans the hinge. The hinge includes a cam, a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam, and a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam. The first support plate, the cam, and the second support plate bridge the linear recess of each device housing when the electronic device is in an axially displaced open position, but define boundaries within which the flexible display defines a service loop when the electronic device is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Steve Emmert, Alberto Cavallaro, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Publication number: 20200162595
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. Each can optionally define a linear recess. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is situated in the linear recess, where included, and spans the hinge. The hinge includes a cam, a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam, and a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam. The first support plate, the cam, and the second support plate bridge the linear recess of each device housing when the electronic device is in an axially displaced open position, but define boundaries within which the flexible display defines a service loop when the electronic device is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Steve Emmert, Alberto Cavallaro, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10623538
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: 10601967
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. Each can optionally define a linear recess. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is situated in the linear recess, where included, and spans the hinge. The hinge includes a cam, a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam, and a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam. The first support plate, the cam, and the second support plate bridge the linear recess of each device housing when the electronic device is in an axially displaced open position, but define boundaries within which the flexible display defines a service loop when the electronic device is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Steve Emmert, Alberto Cavallaro, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Publication number: 20200092405
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. Each can optionally define a linear recess. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is situated in the linear recess, where included, and spans the hinge. The hinge includes a cam, a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam, and a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam. The first support plate, the cam, and the second support plate bridge the linear recess of each device housing when the electronic device is in an axially displaced open position, but define boundaries within which the flexible display defines a service loop when the electronic device is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Steve Emmert, Alberto Cavallaro, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10587735
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: 10491725
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. Each can optionally define a linear recess. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is situated in the linear recess, where included, and spans the hinge. The hinge includes a cam, a first support plate pivotally coupled to a first side of the cam, and a second support plate pivotally coupled to a second side of the cam. The first support plate, the cam, and the second support plate bridge the linear recess of each device housing when the electronic device is in an axially displaced open position, but define boundaries within which the flexible display defines a service loop when the electronic device is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Roger Harmon, Steve Emmert, Alberto Cavallaro, Jee-Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10469635
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Publication number: 20100225600
    Abstract: A user friendly display structure (100) for an electronic device (102), such as a touch screen hand held communications device, is provided with piezoelectric elements (126) bonded or otherwise secured directly to the back of a display module (112) generates effective haptics and sound localized to the display area. Actuation of piezoelectric elements (126) in the display structure (100) generates bending motion of the entire display structure (100) which provides haptics feedback to fingers operating on the display structure (100) as well as generates sound by turning part or the entire display into a speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Motorola Inc.
    Inventors: Xunhu Dai, Giles Davis, Steve Emmert, Brian Hassemer
  • Publication number: 20080235599
    Abstract: A method, mobile telecommunications apparatus, and electronic device for optimally presenting media content are disclosed. A memory stores the media content. A processor identifies a media type for the media content and identifies capable media devices among proximate media devices. An interface transfers the media content to a selected media device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Emmert, Zili Li
  • Publication number: 20080019502
    Abstract: A substrate (56) for a handset device defines at least a portion of an audio port (274) and may include a keypad contact array (108) on the substrate (56) and a display electrode pattern (604) on the substrate (56). A display (52) is coupled to the substrate and is configured to at least partially surround the audio port portion on the substrate. In addition, in one example, the substrate (56) for a handset device (10) may include a first surface and a second surface. A keypad contact array (108) and a display electrode pattern (604) may be included on the first surface (96) of the substrate (56). The display (52) may be operatively coupled to the display electrode pattern (604).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Applicant: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Emmert, John Boos
  • Publication number: 20070021156
    Abstract: A radio communications device (100) comprising a chassis (102) having an outer frame with a partition (106). There is a substantially rigid housing that in combination with partition (106) form a user interface chamber (410) and one other chamber (420). A keypad switch mount (130) supports a plurality of switch contacts (132) aligned with respective keypad keys (134), the keypad switch mount being disposed in the user interface component chamber (410). A display screen (140 is also disposed in the user interface component chamber (410) and and a battery chamber (430) is formed in the other component chamber (420) adjacent a circuit substrate (150) having surface mounted processor and transceiver circuitry ((160, 260).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Chow Hoong, Steve Emmert, Manoj Govindan
  • Publication number: 20060024110
    Abstract: A keypad assembly, the keypad assembly including a keycap layer 110 having multiple user interface key caps flexibly coupled to a carrier portion, a luminescent layer 120 disposed toward a backside of the plurality of key cap layer, the luminescent layer carrying a plurality of switch domes aligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of key caps of the key cap layer. In some embodiments, a backing material is applied to a backside of the user interface keycaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Dombrowski, Ryszard Gordecki, Daniel Rodgers, Patrick Cauwels, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: D841719
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ricardo Eduardo Hugo Flores Meneses, Christopher Arnholt, Paul Pierce, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: D858609
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ricardo Eduardo Hugo Flores Meneses, Mark Zaveson, Steve Emmert