Patents by Inventor Yazan Aldehayyat

Yazan Aldehayyat 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: 10331175
    Abstract: A computing device is described. The computing device may include a first portion and a second portion separably connected to the first portion. A locking mechanism may be configured to lock the first portion to the second portion. The locking mechanism may include a locking receptacle connected to the first portion and a locking protrusion connected to the second portion. The locking receptacle may include a rotating lock and may have an aperture through which the locking protrusion is insertable. The computing device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the locking mechanism and configured to unlock the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Scott Douglas Bowers, John Stephen Campbell, Anthony E. Hillyerd, Yazan Aldehayyat, Karsten Aagaard, Eric Paul Witt
  • Patent number: 10312713
    Abstract: The described technology includes a power distribution controller configured to control functioning of a first power source configured to supply power to a first component and to a second component and a second power source configured to supply power to the second component. The power distribution controller sets an upper limit of current from the first power source to the second component based on average level of charge at the second power source over a predetermined amount of time. The power distribution controller reduces the amount of power loss due to spikes in current from the first power source to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Yazan Aldehayyat
  • Patent number: 10250059
    Abstract: A charging circuit comprises a power node electrically connectable to a power supply unit, a battery node electrically connectable to a battery, a device node electrically connected to a device load, a reversible buck-boost converter operatively intermediate the power node and the battery node, a first switch operatively intermediate the power node and the device node, a second switch operatively intermediate the battery node and the device node; and logic operatively connected to the first switch, the second switch, and the reversible buck-boost converter. The logic is configured to operate the first switch, the second switch, and the reversible buck-boost converter based on a plurality of different conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yazan Aldehayyat, Ricardo Márquez Reyes, Manish K. Shah
  • Publication number: 20190025890
    Abstract: A lock for actively locking an electronic device includes an engagement member that is movable by an actuator. The actuator moves the engagement member to the locked position with a first amount of power from the power source and from the locked position to an unlocked position with a second amount of power from the power source. The engagement member will passively remain in the unlocked position or the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Scott Douglas Bowers, Anthony E. Hillyerd, Yazan Aldehayyat, Duane Martin Evans
  • Publication number: 20190004603
    Abstract: Aspects described herein generally relate to a haptic feedback mechanism including a shape memory alloy (SMA) material coupled to a mass and a surface, where contraction of the SMA material causes the mass to move from a first position to a second position causing one of compression or decompression of a spring element coupled to the mass, and where loosening of the SMA material causes the mass the move from the second position toward the first position by the other one of compression or decompression of the spring element. The haptic feedback mechanism also includes a heat source configured to selectively apply heat to, and remove heat from, the SMA material to achieve a modulation of contracting and loosening of the SMA material to cause a vibration of the mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. LONGO, Scott D. BOWERS, Yazan ALDEHAYYAT
  • Patent number: 10133315
    Abstract: A lock for actively locking an electronic device includes an engagement member that is movable by an actuator. The actuator moves the engagement member to the locked position with a first amount of power from the power source and from the locked position to an unlocked position with a second amount of power from the power source. The engagement member will passively remain in the unlocked position or the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Scott Douglas Bowers, Anthony E. Hillyerd, Yazan Aldehayyat, Duane Martin Evans
  • Publication number: 20180129251
    Abstract: A lock for actively locking an electronic device includes an engagement member that is movable by an actuator. The actuator moves the engagement member to the locked position with a first amount of power from the power source and from the locked position to an unlocked position with a second amount of power from the power source. The engagement member will passively remain in the unlocked position or the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Scott Douglas Bowers, Anthony E. Hillyerd, Yazan Aldehayyat, Duane Martin Evans
  • Publication number: 20180083470
    Abstract: A charging circuit comprises a power node electrically connectable to a power supply unit, a battery node electrically connectable to a battery, a device node electrically connected to a device load, a reversible buck-boost converter operatively intermediate the power node and the battery node, a first switch operatively intermediate the power node and the device node, a second switch operatively intermediate the battery node and the device node; and logic operatively connected to the first switch, the second switch, and the reversible buck-boost converter. The logic is configured to operate the first switch, the second switch, and the reversible buck-boost converter based on a plurality of different conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yazan Aldehayyat, Ricardo Márquez Reyes, Manish K. Shah
  • Patent number: 9910463
    Abstract: Aspects described herein generally relate to an actuated locking device. The actuated locking device includes a locking mechanism moveable between a first position and a second position, an actuator connected to the locking mechanism that actuates the locking mechanism for moving between the first position and the second position, and a hardstop switch that limits movement of the locking mechanism to at least one of the first position or the second position, in contact with the hardstop switch. The hardstop switch comprises a body including an electrically conductive surface defining a switch that completes an electrical circuit when the locking mechanism contacts the body of the hardstop switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Bowers, Yazan Aldehayyat, James Hao-An Chen Lin
  • Publication number: 20180059733
    Abstract: A computing device is described. The computing device may include a first portion and a second portion separably connected to the first portion. A locking mechanism may be configured to lock the first portion to the second portion. The locking mechanism may include a locking receptacle connected to the first portion and a locking protrusion connected to the second portion. The locking receptacle may include a rotating lock and may have an aperture through which the locking protrusion is insertable. The computing device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the locking mechanism and configured to unlock the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin GAULT, Scott Douglas BOWERS, John Stephen CAMPBELL, Anthony E. HILLYERD, Yazan ALDEHAYYAT, Karsten AAGAARD, Eric Paul WITT
  • Publication number: 20180062395
    Abstract: The described technology includes a power distribution controller configured to control functioning of a first power source configured to supply power to a first component and to a second component and a second power source configured to supply power to the second component. The power distribution controller sets an upper limit of current from the first power source to the second component based on average level of charge at the second power source over a predetermined amount of time. The power distribution controller reduces the amount of power loss due to spikes in current from the first power source to the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Yazan Aldehayyat
  • Publication number: 20180046226
    Abstract: Aspects described herein generally relate to an actuated locking device. The actuated locking device includes a locking mechanism moveable between a first position and a second position, an actuator connected to the locking mechanism that actuates the locking mechanism for moving between the first position and the second position, and a hardstop switch that limits movement of the locking mechanism to at least one of the first position or the second position, in contact with the hardstop switch. The hardstop switch comprises a body including an electrically conductive surface defining a switch that completes an electrical circuit when the locking mechanism contacts the body of the hardstop switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Douglas BOWERS, Yazan ALDEHAYYAT, James Hao-An Chen LIN
  • Publication number: 20170315592
    Abstract: A computing device is described. The computing device may include a first portion and a second portion separably connected to the first portion. A locking mechanism may be configured to lock the first portion to the second portion. The locking mechanism may include a locking receptacle connected to the first portion and a locking protrusion connected to the second portion. The locking receptacle may include a rotating lock and may have an aperture through which the locking protrusion is insertable. The computing device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the locking mechanism and configured to unlock the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin GAULT, Scott Douglas BOWERS, John Stephen CAMPBELL, Anthony E. HILLYERD, Yazan ALDEHAYYAT, Karsten AAGAARD, Eric Paul WITT
  • Patent number: 9740245
    Abstract: A computing device is described. The computing device may include a first portion and a second portion separably connected to the first portion. A locking mechanism may be configured to lock the first portion to the second portion. The locking mechanism may include a locking receptacle connected to the first portion and a locking protrusion connected to the second portion. The locking receptacle may include a rotating lock and may have an aperture through which the locking protrusion is insertable. The computing device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the locking mechanism and configured to unlock the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Scott Douglas Bowers, John Stephen Campbell, Anthony E. Hillyerd, Yazan Aldehayyat, Karsten Aagaard, Eric Paul Witt
  • Patent number: 9728915
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a base, and one or more tapered extensions protruding from the base. Each tapered extension includes a nose forming a terminal end of that tapered extension. Each tapered extension further includes first and second connection faces that form respective opposing sides of that tapered extension, and that taper toward each other from the base to the nose. Each tapered extension further includes first and second flank surfaces that form respective opposing sides of that tapered extension, and that taper toward each other from the base to the nose between the first and second connection faces. Each tapered extension further includes a first forward set of plural electrical contacts and a first rearward electrical contact located along the first connection face. Each tapered extension further includes a second forward set of plural electrical contacts and a second rearward electrical contact located along the second connection face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yazan Aldehayyat, Wei Guo, Ivan Andrew McCracken, Duane Martin Evans, Kanth Nalini Kurumaddali
  • Publication number: 20170097663
    Abstract: A computing device is described. The computing device may include a first portion and a second portion separably connected to the first portion. A locking mechanism may be configured to lock the first portion to the second portion. The locking mechanism may include a locking receptacle connected to the first portion and a locking protrusion connected to the second portion. The locking receptacle may include a rotating lock and may have an aperture through which the locking protrusion is insertable. The computing device may include an actuator mechanically coupled to the locking mechanism and configured to unlock the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Scott Douglas Bowers, John Stephen Campbell, Anthony E. Hillyerd, Yazan Aldehayyat, Karsten Aagaard, Eric Paul Witt
  • Publication number: 20160344146
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a base, and one or more tapered extensions protruding from the base. Each tapered extension includes a nose forming a terminal end of that tapered extension. Each tapered extension further includes first and second connection faces that form respective opposing sides of that tapered extension, and that taper toward each other from the base to the nose. Each tapered extension further includes first and second flank surfaces that form respective opposing sides of that tapered extension, and that taper toward each other from the base to the nose between the first and second connection faces. Each tapered extension further includes a first forward set of plural electrical contacts and a first rearward electrical contact located along the first connection face. Each tapered extension further includes a second forward set of plural electrical contacts and a second rearward electrical contact located along the second connection face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Yazan Aldehayyat, Wei Guo, Ivan Andrew McCracken, Duane Martin Evans, Kanth Nalini Kurumaddali
  • Publication number: 20140132550
    Abstract: Electrical contact and connector techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a computing system includes a computing device and an input device that are configured to be physically and communicatively coupled using a projection that is configured to be disposed within a channel, communication contacts that are configured to contact contacts within the channel to support the communicative coupling; and a protrusion disposed on the projection, the protrusion configured to be received within a cavity formed as part of the channel. The protrusion includes an electrical contact that is configured to be self-cleaning due to movement of the protrusion in relation to the cavity and is configured to transfer power between the input device and the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Andrew McCracken, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Anthony Ernest Hillyerd, Summer L. Schneider, Duane Martin Evans, Yazan Aldehayyat, Brian David Bitz, David Paul Platt, Gene Robert Obie