Patents by Inventor Steven Charles Michalske

Steven Charles Michalske 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: 20190222052
    Abstract: A wireless charging system including a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is formed of a coil of wire that includes a first loop portion, a second loop portion, and a crossing portion. The crossing portion electrically couples the first loop portion and the second loop portion such that when current is generated in the coil, electrical current flows through the first loop portion in a different rotational direction than in the second loop portion. The receiver is formed of a ferromagnetic core and multiple (e.g., three) coils disposed about the ferromagnetic core. Each coil may be disposed about a different axis of the core such that current may be induced in at least one of the coils by a magnetic field in any direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Ritter, David B. Kosecoff, David S. Kumka, Madhusudanan Keezhveedi Sampath, Steven Charles Michalske, Tavys Q. Ashcroft, Aditya Rao, Ariadne Smith
  • Patent number: 10333333
    Abstract: A wireless charging table comprising a table top having an upper surface upon which one or more electronic devices can be placed, a wireless charging transmitter positioned under the upper surface of the table top, the wireless charging transmitter comprising a plurality of transmitter coils that define a charging region at the upper surface of the table top, and a power distribution system operatively coupled to the wireless charging transmitter, the power distribution system configured to receive power from an alternating current (AC) power source and distribute power to the wireless charging transmitter. The plurality of transmitter coils include at least a first transmitter coil comprising: a first loop portion; a second loop portion; and a crossing portion comprising overlapping conductive paths that electrically couple the first loop portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Ritter, David B. Kosecoff, David S. Kumka, Madhusudanan Keezhveedi Sampath, Steven Charles Michalske, Tavys Q. Ashcroft, Aditya Rao, Ariadne Smith
  • Publication number: 20190179515
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Charles MICHALSKE
  • Patent number: 10277056
    Abstract: A wireless charging system including a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is formed of a coil of wire that includes a first loop portion, a second loop portion, and a crossing portion. The crossing portion electrically couples the first loop portion and the second loop portion such that when current is generated in the coil, electrical current flows through the first loop portion in a different rotational direction than in the second loop portion. The receiver is formed of a ferromagnetic core and multiple (e.g., three) coils disposed about the ferromagnetic core. Each coil may be disposed about a different axis of the core such that current may be induced in at least one of the coils by a magnetic field in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Ritter, David B. Kosecoff, David S. Kumka, Madhusudanan Keezhveedi Sampath, Steven Charles Michalske, Tavys Q. Ashcroft, Aditya Rao, Ariadne Smith
  • Patent number: 10241642
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Charles Michalske
  • Publication number: 20190087043
    Abstract: A system for presenting an electronic device on a display table is disclosed. The system includes a table, a processor, an electronic device, and a cable. The table includes a display screen, and the display screen is operably connected to the processor. The electronic device is disposed on the table and includes a touch screen. The cable connects the electronic device to the processor. The touch screen of the electronic device is configured to display an image that changes in response to an input to the touch screen. The display screen of the table is configured to display an image that changes in response to the input to the touch screen of the electronic device. A change in the display screen image comprises a graphical continuation of a change in the touch screen image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Alice Marlin BRUGGER, Tracey Adam FINGER, Daniel Satoru HAMAGUCHI, Yang LIU, Steven Charles MICHALSKE, Israel Pastrana VICENTE
  • Patent number: 10078387
    Abstract: A system for presenting an electronic device on a display table is disclosed. The system includes a table, a processor, an electronic device, and a cable. The table includes a display screen, and the display screen is operably connected to the processor. The electronic device is disposed on the table and includes a touch screen. The cable connects the electronic device to the processor. The touch screen of the electronic device is configured to display an image that changes in response to an input to the touch screen. The display screen of the table is configured to display an image that changes in response to the input to the touch screen of the electronic device. A change in the display screen image comprises a graphical continuation of a change in the touch screen image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alice Marlin Brugger, Tracey Adam Finger, Daniel Satoru Hamaguchi, Yang Liu, Steven Charles Michalske, Israel Pastrana Vicente
  • Publication number: 20180032234
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Charles MICHALSKE
  • Patent number: 9841872
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Charles Michalske
  • Publication number: 20170308210
    Abstract: A system for presenting an electronic device on a display table is disclosed. The system includes a table, a processor, an electronic device, and a cable. The table includes a display screen, and the display screen is operably connected to the processor. The electronic device is disposed on the table and includes a touch screen. The cable connects the electronic device to the processor. The touch screen of the electronic device is configured to display an image that changes in response to an input to the touch screen. The display screen of the table is configured to display an image that changes in response to the input to the touch screen of the electronic device. A change in the display screen image comprises a graphical continuation of a change in the touch screen image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Alice Marlin BRUGGER, Tracey Adam FINGER, Daniel Satoru HAMAGUCHI, Yang LIU, Steven Charles MICHALSKE, Israel Pastrana VICENTE
  • Publication number: 20160372961
    Abstract: A wireless charging table comprising a table top having an upper surface upon which one or more electronic devices can be placed, a wireless charging transmitter positioned under the upper surface of the table top, the wireless charging transmitter comprising a plurality of transmitter coils that define a charging region at the upper surface of the table top, and a power distribution system operatively coupled to the wireless charging transmitter, the power distribution system configured to receive power from an alternating current (AC) power source and distribute power to the wireless charging transmitter. The plurality of transmitter coils include at least a first transmitter coil comprising: a first loop portion; a second loop portion; and a crossing portion comprising overlapping conductive paths that electrically couple the first loop portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Ritter, David B. Kosecoff, David S. Kumka, Madhusudanan Keezhveedi Sampath, Steven Charles Michalske, Tavys Q. Ashcroft, Aditya Rao, Ariadne Smith
  • Publication number: 20160372960
    Abstract: A wireless charging system including a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is formed of a coil of wire that includes a first loop portion, a second loop portion, and a crossing portion. The crossing portion electrically couples the first loop portion and the second loop portion such that when current is generated in the coil, electrical current flows through the first loop portion in a different rotational direction than in the second loop portion. The receiver is formed of a ferromagnetic core and multiple (e.g., three) coils disposed about the ferromagnetic core. Each coil may be disposed about a different axis of the core such that current may be induced in at least one of the coils by a magnetic field in any direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Ritter, David B. Kosecoff, David S. Kumka, Madhusudanan Keezhveedi Sampath, Steven Charles Michalske, Tavys Q. Ashcroft, Aditya Rao, Ariadne Smith
  • Publication number: 20160202877
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Steven Charles MICHALSKE
  • Patent number: 9311498
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Charles Michalske
  • Publication number: 20150052618
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Charles MICHALSKE
  • Patent number: 8910299
    Abstract: Improved techniques for facilitating emergency access to one or more contacts stored on a portable electronic device are disclosed. One or more contacts on the portable electronic device are designated as emergency contacts. While the portable electronic device is password-locked, a request to display the one or more emergency contacts on the password-locked portable electronic device is received. Without requiring a password, the one or more emergency contacts are displayed on the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Charles Michalske
  • Patent number: 8330417
    Abstract: A power source with multiple cells connected in parallel to a common node or power supply point. The individual cells within the power source may also have a dedicated controller for each of the individual cells. Additionally, a system controller is coupled to each controller in a feedback loop and is configured to selectively connect each cell of the plurality of cells to a power bus to control the discharge of each of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Athas, Thomas Charles Greening, Steven Charles Michalske
  • Publication number: 20120176098
    Abstract: A power source with multiple cells connected in parallel to a common node or power supply point. The individual cells within the power source may also have a dedicated controller for each of the individual cells. Additionally, a system controller is coupled to each controller in a feedback loop and is configured to selectively connect each cell of the plurality of cells to a power bus to control the discharge of each of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Greening, William Athas, Steven Charles Michalske
  • Patent number: 8143851
    Abstract: A power source with multiple cells connected in parallel to a common node or power supply point. The individual cells within the power source may also have a dedicated controller for each of the individual cells such that the dedicated controllers are connected on a one to one basis with each of the respective individual cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Greening, William Athas, Steven Charles Michalske
  • Publication number: 20090208824
    Abstract: A power source with multiple cells connected in parallel to a common node or power supply point. The individual cells within the power source may also have a dedicated controller for each of the individual cells such that the dedicated controllers are connected on a one to one basis with each of the respective individual cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Greening, William Athas, Steven Charles Michalske