About Me

I’m Matthew.

Me at The Boring Company’s Not-A-Flamethrower pick-up party in San Francisco, CA.

I'm a Mechanical Design Engineer based in Silicon Valley. My areas of expertise are in high-volume consumer electronics and vehicle engineering.

Over the years, I have refined my design skills (e.g. CAD, GD&T, TA, statistics, and DFM/DFA) and have built up a first-principles method of solving problems.

As of 2024, I have 23 invention disclosures, which led to 11 patent applications (8 published, 1 granted).

I'm a connoisseur of r/wallstreetbets.

Experience

iPhone 14 Pro

  • Housing

iPhone 12 Pro Max

  • Face ID: IR Camera, IR Flood Illuminator, IR Dot Projector
  • Other Sensor Modules: Front-Facing “Selfie” Camera, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass

Boosted Rev

  • High-performance vehicle-grade electric scooter

Boosted Beams

  • Fully-Integrated Lights

Model S

  • Full Self-Driving Autopilot Computer

Model Y

  • Autopilot Cameras
  • Display Architecture

Autopilot Hardware

  • Full Self-Driving Autopilot Computer
  • Autopilot Cameras
Full Self-Driving Autopilot Computer & Autopilot Cameras

MacBook Air

Third-Gen.

  • 13″ Model

MacBook Pro

Fourth-Gen.

  • 13″ Model
  • 15″ Model

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard

  • 11″ Model
  • 12.9″ Model

BMW 3-Series

Fourth-Gen.

  • Body In White/Suspension Reinforcement Kit

Falcon 9

Block 4 & Block 5

Falcon Heavy

Block 5


Ohio-Class Nuclear Submarine

Power Conversion Mechanical Enclosures


Toyota MR2 Active Aero

Toyota MR-S Spyder active aero demonstration during mid-development. Actuation speed was later upgraded.

2016 Racecar

Suspension Mechanical Design

2015 Racecar

Suspension Mechanical Design


Hybrid Vehicle Research

Electric & Flywheel Energy Storage


Matt Pro: Cylindrical Computer Case

Consumer Electronics Design

Patents

As of Apr. 2024, I have 23 invention disclosures, which led to:

  • 11 patent applications (1 granted, 9 publishings, 2 pending)
  • Primary inventor on 6 patent applications and co-inventor on 5

The most up to date list can be found on Google Patents.

Granted

US11465704B2 Attachable and Detachable Light Assembly for an Electric Powered Personal Transport Vehicle
Granted: Oct. 11, 2022
Priority: Oct. 15, 2019
Inventors: Michael D. Hillman, Blair Williams, Matthew J. Cheung, Angus Peart, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen, Brennan Vandenhoek, Peng Peng, Levi Price
Assignee: Neutron Holdings Inc. DBA Lime

Published

US20230400893A1 Button Mechanism for Waterproof Housing
Published: Dec. 14, 2023
Priority: Jun 8, 2022
Inventors: Matthew J. Cheung, Colin T. McLain
Assignee: Apple, Inc.

US20230104743A1 Clad Parts
Published: Apr 6, 2023
Priority: Sep 24, 2021
Inventors: Matthew J. Cheung, Burak Metin, Martin J. Auclair, Hongshen Lin, Huai Z. Yang, Jurgen Shestani, Logan M. Ames
Assignee: Apple Inc.

WO2023049717A1 Clad Parts
Published: Mar 30, 2023
Priority: Sep 24, 2021
Inventors: Matthew J. Cheung, Burak Metin, Martin J. Auclair, Hongshen Lin, Huai Z. Yang, Jurgen Shestani, Logan M. Ames, Alistair F. Moras
Assignee: Apple Inc.

CN117981481A 包层零件 (Clad Parts)
Published: May 3, 2024
Priority: Sep 24, 2021
Inventors: Matthew J. Cheung, Burak Metin, Martin J. Auclair, Hongshen Lin, Huai Z. Yang, Jurgen Shestani, Logan M. Ames, Alistair F. Moras
Assignee: Apple Inc.

EP4046469A1 (A4) System, Method and Apparatus for Remote Control Lighting of an Electrical Vehicle
Published: Aug 24, 2022
Priority: Oct. 15, 2019
Supplementary Search Report Published: Dec. 27, 2023
Inventors: Michael D. Hillman, Blair Williams, Matthew J. Cheung, Angus Peart, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen, Brennan Vandenhoek, Peng Peng, Levi Price
Assignee: Neutron Holdings Inc. DBA Lime

AU2020366375A1 System, Method and Apparatus for Remote Control Lighting of an Electrical Vehicle
Published: Jun 2, 2022
Priority: Oct. 15, 2019
Inventors: Michael D. Hillman, Blair Williams, Matthew J. Cheung, Angus Peart, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen, Brennan Vandenhoek, Peng Peng, Levi Price
Assignee: Neutron Holdings Inc. DBA Lime

IL292284A System, Method and Apparatus for Remote Control Lighting of an Electrical Vehicle
Published: Jun 1, 2022
Priority: Oct. 15, 2019
Inventors: Michael D. Hillman, Blair Williams, Matthew J. Cheung, Angus Peart, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen, Brennan Vandenhoek, Peng Peng, Levi Price
Assignee: Neutron Holdings Inc. DBA Lime

WO2021076749A1 System, Method and Apparatus for Remote Control Lighting of an Electrical Vehicle
Published: Apr. 22, 2021
Priority: Oct. 15, 2019
Inventors: Michael D. Hillman, Blair Williams, Matthew J. Cheung, Angus Peart, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen, Brennan Vandenhoek, Peng Peng, Levi Price
Assignee: Neutron Holdings Inc. DBA Lime

Filed

US63392529 Object Detection System
Priority: Jul 27, 2022
Inventors: Matthew J. Cheung, Michael Zhang, Henry Ly
Assignee: Apple, Inc.

EP22798222.0 Clad Parts
Priority: Sep 24, 2021
Inventors: Matthew J. Cheung, Burak Metin, Martin J. Auclair, Hongshen Lin, Huai Z. Yang, Jurgen Shestani, Logan M. Ames
Assignee: Apple Inc.

Education

Summary

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduate coursework in Design & Manufacturing
  • Graduate GPA: 3.700/4.0

Graduate Coursework

  • Design of Electromechanical Devices
  • Nanoscale Manufacturing

Honors & Awards

  • Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Charles & Daisee Seffens Scholarship
  • Research Scholarship
  • 6 Separate Project Grants

Summary

  • Masters in Data Science (in progress)
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Science (May 2023)
  • GPA: 3.945/4.0
  • Pursued while working full-time at Apple

Graduate Coursework

  • Mathematical & Statistical Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling & Forecasting
  • Data Analytics & Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualization