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William F. Leggett patents

Recent patents with William F. Leggett listed as an inventor - additional entries may be under other spellings.


William F. Leggett - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents

Method for smoothing substrate surface

02/02/17 - 20170028438 - Methods for modifying contours of substrate surfaces are disclosed. Methods include depositing filler material on a critical mating surface of a substrate so as to render the mating surface more mateable with a matching substrate. The filler material can be deposited within or around features or defects on the mating
Inventors: William F. Leggett, Ming Kun Shi, Christopher Bruni, Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-larocque

Gaskets for thermal ducting around heat pipes

12/08/16 - 20160357231 - The disclosed embodiments provide a component for a portable electronic device. The component includes a gasket containing a rigid portion disposed around a bottom of a heat pipe, wherein the rigid portion forms a duct between a fan and an exhaust vent of the electronic device. The gasket also includes
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, William F. Leggett, Jay S. Nigen, Frank F. Liang, Richard H. Tan

Techniques for joining one or more structures of an electronic device

11/24/16 - 20160342179 - Techniques for bonding structural features together in an enclosure of an electronic device are disclosed. A structural feature may be ultrasonically soldered to the enclosure to provide structural support and form a magnetic circuit within the device. Also, ultrasonic welding can bond various features to an interior region of the
Inventors: Steven J. Osborne, Joss N. Giddings, Adam T. Garelli, William F. Leggett, Sarah J. Montplaisir, Eric T. Corriveau, Tyler J. Ewing

Computer housing

10/27/16 - 20160313766 - A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a structural support layer and a body. The body includes at least an outer layer formed of lightweight flexible material and an inner layer attached to the outer layer. The inner layer is connected to the support
Inventors: John Raff, Bartley K. Andre, Laura Deforest, John C. Difonzo, Zheng Gao, Michelle Goldberg, Bradley J. Hamel, Timothy S. Hibbard, Ron Hopkinson, William F. Leggett, Chris Ligtenberg, Gavin J. Reid, Charles A. Schwalbach

Component removal systems for portable computers

06/30/16 - 20160192550 - The described embodiments relate generally to components used in a portable computing device and more particularly to mounting a component with a component extractor that allows a component to be removably affixed to a portable computing device. The component extractor can include a compressible securing portion configured to secure the
Inventors: Matthew P. Casebolt, William F. Leggett, David M. Rockford

Gaskets for thermal ducting around heat pipes

05/26/16 - 20160147269 - The disclosed embodiments provide a component for a portable electronic device. The component includes a gasket containing a rigid portion disposed around a bottom of a heat pipe, wherein the rigid portion forms a duct between a fan and an exhaust vent of the electronic device. The gasket also includes
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, William F. Leggett, Jay S. Nigen, Frank F. Liang, Richard H. Tan

Adhesive bond with integrated release mechanism

03/31/16 - 20160091933 - This application relates to methods and apparatus relating to an adhesive bond that includes an integrated release mechanism. The adhesive bond can secure components in a portable electronic device, such as a battery, to the housing of the portable electronic device. The release mechanism can be embodied as a thin
Inventors: David M. Rockford, William F. Leggett

Internal components of a portable computing device

02/18/16 - 20160048163 - The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure.
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Patrick Kessler, Bradley J. Hamel, Dinesh C. Mathew, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Joss N. Giddings, Matthew C. Waldon, Cina Hazegh, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid, Tom Tate, Gary Thomason

Adaptive processes for improving integrity of surfaces

01/28/16 - 20160029496 - A process for performing localized corrective actions to structure of an electronic device is described. The structure may include a mating surface configured to receive another structured such that the two structures may be, for example, adhesively bonded together. The localized corrective actions are configured not to improve the mating
Inventors: William F. Leggett, Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-larocque

Adaptive processes for improving integrity of surfaces

01/28/16 - 20160026176 - A process for performing localized corrective actions to structure of an electronic device is described. The structure may include a mating surface configured to receive another structure such that the two structures may be, for example, adhesively bonded together. The localized corrective actions are configured not to improve the mating
Inventors: William F. Leggett, Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-larocque

Self-profiling friction pads for electronic devices

11/12/15 - 20150323965 - This application relates to self-profiling friction pads for computing devices. In particular, the embodiments discussed herein describe self-profiling friction pads that have a naturally dome-shaped profile. In some embodiments, the self-profiling friction pads can be used as device feet for a computing device. Additionally, the self-profiling friction pads can be
Inventors: James R. Krogdahl, Adam T. Garelli, Bruce E. Berg, Liliya Lyandres, William F. Leggett, Paul Choiniere

Solid state deposition methods, apparatuses, and products

09/03/15 - 20150246394 - The described embodiments relate generally to methods for forming structures by solid state deposition processes. More specifically a method for depositing cold spray over a removable body is disclosed. Methods are also disclosed for affixing operational and structural components to a surface of a device housing with cold spray.
Inventors: Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-larocque, Ari P. Miller, Laura M. Deforest, Michelle R. Goldberg, William F. Leggett, Adam T. Garelli

Portable computing device with a housing secured by a magnetic element and related method

04/09/15 - 20150098183 - Magnetic elements and attractors may be employed to secure a top case and a bottom case of a housing of a personal computing device. The magnetic elements may include a magnet that produces a magnetic field and a shunt. The shunt may direct the magnetic field through an opening to
Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Brett W. Degner, Bradley J. Hamel, William F. Leggett, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Charles A. Schwalbach

Computer housing

12/11/14 - 20140362514 - A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a structural support layer and a body. The body includes at least an outer layer formed of lightweight flexible material and an inner layer attached to the outer layer. The inner layer is connected to the support
Inventors: John Raff, Bartley K. Andre, Laura Deforest, John C. Difonzo, Zheng Gao, Michelle Goldberg, Bradley J. Hamel, Timothy S. Hibbard, Ron Hopkinson, William F. Leggett, Chris Ligtenberg, Gavin J. Reid, Charles A. Schwalbach

Component removal systems for portable computers

05/08/14 - 20140123459 - The described embodiments relate generally to components used in a portable computing device and more particularly to mounting a component with a component extractor that allows a component to be removably affixed to a portable computing device. The component extractor can include a compressible securing portion configured to secure the
Inventors: Matthew P. Casebolt, William F. Leggett, David M. Rockford

Microphone features related to a portable computing device

04/24/14 - 20140112517 - A portable computing device includes one or more microphones that function seamlessly with other components within the portable computing device. In one embodiment, a microphone opening is disposed on a side of the personal computing device and configured to be substantially perpendicular to a user. In another embodiment, two microphones
Inventors: Houtan R. Farahani, Matthew P. Casebolt, Hilbert T. Kwan, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid

Ssd (solid state drive) related features of a portable computer

04/24/14 - 20140111933 - A removable assembly for quickly inserting and removing a mass storage device from a compartment situated on the case of a portable computing device is described. The removable assembly is made of a mass storage device, a bracket which serves as a carrier for the mass storage device, and a
Inventors: Eric A. Knopf, Bartley K. Andre, Matthew P. Casebolt, Houtan R. Farahani, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid, Mikael M. Silvanto, Derek J. Yap

Printed circuit board features of a portable computer

04/24/14 - 20140111926 - Methods, tools and fixtures for assembling a printed circuit board (PCB), such as a main logic board (MLB), in a portable computer device are described. A connector assembly having an electrically conductive gasket mounted on an edge of the MLB is described. In addition, a keyboard assembly including a notched
Inventors: Gavin J. Reid, Joss N. Giddings, William F. Leggett, Thomas R. Tate, Gary S. Thomason

Track pad acoustic features related to a portable computer

04/24/14 - 20140111914 - The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal and external components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure, wherein the internal components comprise at least one external
Inventors: William F. Leggett, David M. Rockford, Gavin J. Reid, Matthew P. Casebolt, Changsoo Jang

Magnetic property retention

04/24/14 - 20140110045 - A method and an apparatus for retaining magnetic properties of a magnet while undergoing manufacturing processes are presented. Ferrous materials with relatively good magnetic permeability are disposed adjacent to poles of magnet substantially containing magnetic field lines from the magnet within the ferrous materials. When the magnetic field lines are
Inventors: William F. Leggett

Floating fasteners

04/24/14 - 20140109379 - One or more floating fastener assemblies used to fasten components together are described. In some embodiments, the components are top and bottom portions of an enclosure of a computing device. Each floating fastener assembly can include a fastener having at least one surface that can engage with a surface of
Inventors: Houtan R. Farahani, Brett W. Degner, William F. Leggett, Mikael M. Silvanto, Bartley K. Andre

Internal component adhesive securing systems for portable computing devices

04/10/14 - 20140096889 - Methods and systems for adhering internal components in a portable computing device are described. In some embodiments, an internal component adhesive removal system can include a conforming wrapper. In one embodiment, the conforming wrapper can wrap around a portion of an outer surface of the internal component. The conforming wrapper
Inventors: Matthew P. Casebolt, Kathleen A. Bergeron, William F. Leggett, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, David M. Rockford

Floating fasteners

03/20/14 - 20140079508 - One or more fastenings can be used to fasten components together, such as housing components on a computing device. Each fastening can include a first opening associated with a first component, a second opening associated with a second component, a floating fastener, and a screw. The floating fastener is inserted
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Houtan R. Farahani, Ron A. Hopkinson, William F. Leggett

Portable computing device

03/20/14 - 20140077670 - The present application describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing a lightweight and durable portable computing device having a thin profile. The portable computing device can take the form of a laptop computer. The laptop computer can include a uni-body top case having an integrated support system formed
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Jay S. Nigen, Matthew S. Theobald, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett

Portable computing device

12/12/13 - 20130329450 - The present application describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing a lightweight and durable portable computing device having a thin profile. The portable computing device can take the form of a laptop computer. The laptop computer can include a uni-body top case having an integrated support system formed
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Jay S. Nigen, Matthew S. Theobald, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett

Portable computing device with a housing secured by a magnetic element and related method

12/12/13 - 20130329359 - Magnetic elements and attractors may be employed to secure a top case and a bottom case of a housing of a personal computing device. The magnetic elements may include a magnet that produces a magnetic field and a shunt. The shunt may direct the magnetic field through an opening to
Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Brett W. Degner, Bradley J. Hamel, William F. Leggett, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Charles A. Schwalbach

Internal components of a portable computing device

12/12/13 - 20130328741 - The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure.
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Ron A. Hopkinson, Patrick Kessler, Bradley J. Hamel, Dinesh C. Mathew, John M. Brock, Keith J. Hendren, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Joss N. Giddings, Matthew C. Waldon, Cina Hazegh, Matthew P. Casebolt, Charles A. Schwalbach, Brandon S. Smith, William F. Leggett, Gavin J. Reid, Tom Tate, Gary Thomason

Floating fastners

03/28/13 - 20130078052 - One or more fastenings can be used to fasten components together, such as housing components on a computing device. Each fastening can include a first opening associated with a first component, a second opening associated with a second component, a floating fastener, and a screw. The floating fastener is inserted
Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Houtan R. Farahani, Ron A. Hopkinson, William F. Leggett

Portable computer display housing

10/25/12 - 20120268881 - A display housing for a portable computing device that utilizes a plastic cover bonded to an internal metal frame is described. To account for thermal cycling issues and in particular to prevent bond slippage, multiple types of adhesives are employed to join the metal frame and the plastic cover. In
Inventors: Kathleen A. Bergeron, Laura Deforest, Kevin S. Fetterman, Michelle Goldeberg, Timothy S. Hibbard, Chung-tse Huang, William F. Leggett, Zachary Joseph Zeliff

Computer housing

04/19/12 - 20120092821 - A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a structural support layer and a body. The body includes at least an outer layer formed of lightweight flexible material and an inner layer attached to the outer layer. The inner layer is connected to the support
Inventors: John Raff, Bartley K. Andre, Laura Deforest, John C. Difonzo, Zheng Gao, Michelle Goldberg, Bradley J. Hamel, Timothy S. Hibbard, Ron Hopkinson, William F. Leggett, Chris Ligtenberg, Gavin J. Reid, Charles A. Schwalbach

Attachment mechanism

04/12/12 - 20120087066 - An attachment mechanism for attaching a first component and a second component includes at least a body integrally formed with the first component. In the described embodiment, the body includes at least a first portion, and a second portion spaced apart from the first portion where the first portion is
Inventors: William F. Leggett

Portable computer display housing

04/21/11 - 20110090712 - A display housing for a portable computing device that utilizes a plastic cover bonded to an internal metal frame is described. To account for thermal cycling issues and in particular to prevent bond slippage, multiple types of adhesives are employed to join the metal frame and the plastic cover. In
Inventors: Kathleen A. Bergeron, Laura Deforest, Kevin S. Fetterman, Michelle Goldberg, Timothy S. Hibbard, Chung-tse Huang, William F. Leggett, Zachary Joseph Zeliff

Computer housing

04/21/11 - 20110090632 - A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a structural support layer and a body. The body includes at least an outer layer formed of lightweight flexible material and an inner layer attached to the outer layer. The inner layer is connected to the support
Inventors: John Raff, Bartley K. Andre, Laura Deforest, John C. Difonzo, Zheng Gao, Michelle Goldberg, Bradley J. Hamel, Timothy S. Hibbard, Ron Hopkinson, William F. Leggett, Chris Ligtenberg, Gavin J. Reid, Charles A. Schwalbach

Portable computer display housing

04/21/11 - 20110090630 - A display housing for a portable computing device that utilizes a plastic cover bonded to an internal metal frame is described. To account for thermal cycling issues and in particular to prevent bond slippage, multiple types of adhesives are employed to join the metal frame and the plastic cover. In
Inventors: Kathleen A. Bergeron, Laura Deforest, Kevin S. Fetterman, Michelle Goldberg, Timothy S. Hibbard, Chung-tse Huang, William F. Leggett, Zachary Joseph Zeliff

Computer housing

04/21/11 - 20110090627 - A multipart computer housing is described. The multipart computer housing includes at least a clutch barrel. The clutch barrel encloses a connector assembly, the connector assembly providing support for a lid. The clutch barrel is configured such that a junction formed by the clutch barrel and a top layer of
Inventors: John Raff, Bartley K. Andre, Laura Deforest, John C. Difonzo, Zheng Gao, Michelle Goldberg, Bradley J. Hamel, Timothy S. Hibbard, Ron Hopkinson, William F. Leggett, Chris Ligtenberg, Gavin J. Reid, Charles A. Schwalbach


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