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Stephen Paul Zadesky, Stephen Brian Lynch, Brett William Degner: Movable touch pad with added functionality. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, March 3, 2009: US07499040 (160 worldwide citation)

An input device is disclosed. The input device includes a movable touch pad capable of detecting an object in close proximity thereto so as to generate a first control signal. The input device also includes a movement indicator capable of detecting the movements of the movable touch pad so as to gen ...


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Chris A Ligtenberg, Brett William Degner, Joshua Banko: Magnetic latch mechanism. Apple, IP Strategy Group P C, February 3, 2009: US07486165 (83 worldwide citation)

A magnetic latch mechanism for latching a first electronic assembly to a second electronic assembly. The magnetic latch mechanism includes a Halbach array captured by the first electronic assembly. The Halbach array is configured to provide a first magnetic flux in a first direction. The magnetic la ...


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Chris Ligtenberg, John C DiFonzo, Brett William Degner, John Brock: System for coupling interfacing parts. Apple, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 27, 2010: US07762817 (62 worldwide citation)

An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first subassembly having a first housing component. The first housing component has an opening. The electronic device also includes a second subassembly having a second housing component. The second housing component cooperates with ...


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Chris Ligtenberg, Brett William Degner, Douglas Blake Kough: Antennas for electronic devices. Apple, Treyz Law Group, David C Kellogg, G Victor Treyz, August 16, 2011: US07999748 (34 worldwide citation)

Key antennas are provided for an electronic device such as a laptop computer. The electronic device may have radio-frequency transceivers that transmit and receive signals using the key antennas. An antenna resonating element may be mounted beneath a keycap of each key antenna. The antenna resonatin ...


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Chris Ligtenberg, John DiFonzo, Brett William Degner, John Brock: Techniques for coupling interfaces parts using moveable magnetic elements. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 16, 2011: US07997906 (32 worldwide citation)

An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first sub assembly having a first housing component. The first housing component has an opening. The electronic device also includes a second sub assembly having a second housing component. The second housing component cooperates wi ...


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Brett William Degner, Patrick Kessler, Chris A Ligtenberg, Thomas W Wilson Jr, Bartley K Andre, Matthew P Casebolt: Movable track pad with added functionality. Apple, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, May 14, 2013: US08441450 (27 worldwide citation)

An input device is disclosed. The input device includes a movable touch-sensitive track pad capable of detecting an object in close proximity thereto so as to generate a tracking control signal. The input device also includes a movement indicator capable of detecting the movements of the movable tra ...


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Brett William Degner, Chris Ligtenberg, Douglas Blake Kough, Paul Andrew Gojenola: Electronic devices with antenna sensors. Apple, Treyz Law Group, G Victor Treyz, David C Kellogg, August 10, 2010: US07773038 (24 worldwide citation)

Electronic devices may be provided with sensors for determining the presence and position of extendable and removable antennas. The antennas may extend by rotating about an axis, by reciprocating along their length, or by flexing from a retracted position to an extended position. The electronic devi ...


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Greg Springer, Chris Ligtenberg, Bartley K Andre, Brett William Degner: Disk drive media access system. Apple, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, August 11, 2009: US07574715 (20 worldwide citation)

A disk drive media access system opens a media access door to the interior of a disk drive sufficiently for ejection of disk media from the disk drive but insufficiently for manually engaging and removing disk media that is operationally positioned within the disk drive. The disk media is kept subst ...


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John Brock, Brett William Degner, Dinesh Mathew, Thomas W Wilson Jr, Chris Ligtenberg: Input/output connector and housing. Apple, Dorsey & Whitney, December 7, 2010: US07845953 (17 worldwide citation)

A movable I/O port and housing therefore. The I/O port housing may be hinged to pivot between an open and closed position. The pivot point may be a low- or zero-friction pivot. The I/O port housing may include an opening mechanism to facilitate pivoting the port between the open and closed positions ...


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Brett William Degner, Patrick Kessler, Chris Ligtenberg: Hinge. Apple, Beyer Law Group, January 10, 2012: US08091178 (15 worldwide citation)

A hinge has a pintle, a moving leaf, a resilient device and a stationary leaf. The pintle has a resilient device mount formed on a distal end and is mounted securely in the stationary leaf. The moving leaf is mounted rotatably around the pintle and has a barrel having a protruding limit formed on an ...