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Peter W. Richards patents

Recent bibliographic sampling of Peter W. Richards patents listed/published in the public domain by the USPTO (USPTO Patent Application #,Title):



07/21/16 - 20160209984 - Compensation for nonlinear variation of gap capacitance with displacement
A capacitive force sensor characterization system for calibrating a capacitive force sensor included in a personal electronic device. The capacitive force sensor includes a first capacitor plate coupled to a flexible element of the personal electronic device, which is coupled to the device housing, and a second capacitor plate coupled...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards (Apple Inc.)

06/30/16 - 20160183818 - Heart rate data collection
One innovative aspect is directed to heartrate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a detected signal based on received light. The circuit includes a switching circuit configured to receive a first signal based on the detected signal and to switch among a first...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Thomas Samuel Elliot, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen (Fitbit, Inc.)

04/14/16 - 20160103542 - Force sensor incorporated into display
A force-sensitive device for electronic device. The force inputs may be detected by measuring changes in capacitance, as measured by surface flex of a device having a flexible touchable surface, causing flex at a compressible gap within the device. A capacitive sensor responsive to changes in distance across the compressible...
Inventors: Charley T. Ogata, Martin P. Grunthaner, Michael B. Wittenberg, Peter W. Richards, Romain A. Teil, Steven P. Hotelling (Apple Inc.)

04/07/16 - 20160098131 - Force sensor incorporated into display
A force-sensitive device for electronic device. The force inputs may be detected by measuring changes in capacitance, as measured by surface flex of a device having a flexible touchable surface, causing flex at a compressible gap within the device. A capacitive sensor responsive to changes in distance across the compressible...
Inventors: Charley T. Ogata, Martin P. Grunthaner, Michael B. Wittenberg, Peter W. Richards, Romain A. Teil, Steven P. Hotelling (Apple Inc.)

02/11/16 - 20160041648 - Capacitive baselining
A force sensing device for electronic device. The force inputs may be detected by measuring changes in capacitance, as measured by surface flex of a device having a flexible touchable surface, causing flex at a compressible gap within the device. A capacitive sensor is responsive to changes in distance across...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards (Apple Inc.)

02/04/16 - 20160034088 - Touch force deflection sensor
A touch sensitive input system for an electronic device includes a deflection sensor configured to generate a deflection signal based on deflection of a control or sensing surface, and a processor in signal communication with the deflection sensor. The processor is operable to generate a deflection or displacement map characterizing...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Sinan Filiz (Apple Inc.)

12/24/15 - 20150370396 - Force sensing based on capacitance changes
A force sensing device for electronic device. The force inputs may be detected by measuring changes in capacitance, as measured by surface flex of a device having a flexible touchable surface, causing flex at a compressible gap within the device. A capacitive sensor responsive to changes in distance across the...
Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Martin P. Grunthaner, Peter W. Richards, Romain A. Teil, Charley T. Ogata, Michael E. Wittenberg (Apple Inc.)

12/24/15 - 20150370376 - Force determination based on capacitive sensing
A device configured to determine the location and magnitude of a touch on a surface of the device. The device includes a transparent touch sensor that is configured to detect a location of a touch on the transparent touch sensor. The device also includes a force-sensing structure disposed at the...
Inventors: Jonah A. Harley, Peter W. Richards, Brian Q. Huppi, Omar Sze Leung, Dhaval N. Shah, Martin P. Grunthaner, Steven P. Hotelling, Miguel C Christophy, Vivek Katiyar, Tang Yew Tan, Christopher J. Butler, Erik G. De Jong, Ming Sartee, Rui Qiao, Steven J. Martisauskas, Storrs T. Hoen, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Lee E. Hooton, Ian A. Spraggs, Sawyer I. Cohen, David A. Pakula (Apple Inc.)

11/19/15 - 20150331517 - Force detection in touch devices using piezoelectric sensors
Systems and methods related to piezoelectric based force sensing in touch devices are presented. One embodiment, for example, may take the form of an apparatus including a touch device having a deformable device stack and a piezoelectric element positioned relative to the deformable device stack such that the piezoelectric element...
Inventors: Sinan Filiz, Brian Q. Huppi, Kai Wang, Peter W. Richards, Vikram Garg (Apple Inc.)

08/13/15 - 20150223708 - Heart rate data collection
One innovative aspect is directed to heartrate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a detected signal based on received light. The circuit includes a switching circuit configured to receive a first signal based on the detected signal and to switch among a first...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Thomas Samuel Elliot, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen (Fitbit, Inc.)

06/25/15 - 20150173631 - Heart rate data collection
One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light. The circuit includes a switching circuit, having a first and a second configuration, configured to receive a first voltage signal based...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Thomas Samuel Elliot, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen (Fitbit, Inc.)

12/04/14 - 20140358012 - Heart rate data collection
One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light. The circuit includes a switching circuit, having a first and a second configuration, configured to receive a first voltage signal based...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Thomas Samuel Elliot, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen (Fitbit, Inc.)

09/25/14 - 20140288435 - Heart rate data collection
One innovative aspect is directed to heart rate data collection. In some implementations, a circuit includes a light detector for generating a first electrical signal based on received light. The circuit includes a switching circuit, having a first and a second configuration, configured to receive a first voltage signal based...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Thomas Samuel Elliot, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen (Fitbit, Inc.)

04/03/14 - 20140092052 - Frustrated total internal reflection and capacitive sensing
Detecting force and touch using FTIR and capacitive location. FTIR determines applied force by the user's finger within infrared transmit lines on a touch device. A pattern of such lines determine optical coupling with the touch device. Capacitive sensing can determine (A) where the finger actually touches, so the touch...
Inventors: Martin P. Grunthaner, Peter W. Richards, Romain A. Teil, Steven P. Hotelling (Apple Inc.)

10/10/13 - 20130265242 - Touch sensor common mode noise recovery
A touch sensor panel configured to minimize the effect on touch or proximity event detection caused by a common mode noise event. The touch sensor panel includes circuitry that works to minimize the amount of time that the touch sensor panel is unable to accurately sense touch and proximity events...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Christoph Horst Krah, Martin Paul Grunthaner

04/25/13 - 20130099854 - Noise suppression circuit for power adapter
A noise suppression circuit for a power adapter is disclosed. The noise suppression circuit can reduce or eliminate adapter-induced noise that could interfere with an electronic device powered by the adapter. In one example, the noise suppression circuit can include an active circuit to detect and attenuate or cancel the...
Inventors: Peter W. Richards, Steven Porter Hotelling

04/19/12 - 20120092285 - Touch sensor arrays with integrated inter-layer contacts
Touch pad structures are provided that gather touch sensor data. The data may be used to control a computer or other electronic device. The touch pad structures may be integrated into a computer or other computing equipment or may be provided as a stand-alone accessory. The touch pad structures may...
Inventors: Jay Kevin Osborn, Peter W. Richards

04/19/12 - 20120092270 - Touch sensor with secondary sensor and ground shield
A touch sensor pattern with a secondary sensor formed substantially as part of the touch sensor pattern is provided. By forming the secondary sensor substantially as part of the touch sensor pattern, where the secondary sensor can be held at a steady state or ground during a touch scan cycle...
Inventors: Benjamin B. Lyon, Peter W. Richards

Apple Inc., Fitbit, Inc.

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(*May have duplicates - we are upgrading our archive.)

20120092270 - Touch sensor with secondary sensor and ground shield
20120092285 - Touch sensor arrays with integrated inter-layer contacts


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