Patents Examined by Adrian S Wilson
  • Patent number: 11150701
    Abstract: The present disclosure is for a layered protective case for a computing device with a latch mechanism. The protective case comprises a first protective rim fitted with a first shell layer to capture a first body of the computing device; a second protective rim fitted with a second shell layer to capture a second body of the computing device; and a latch mechanism to secure or to release the movable/foldable portion of the device as needed. Various embodiments are discussed to illustrate options of trade offs among functionality and several desired features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: iBenzer Inc.
    Inventor: Lina Zhang
  • Patent number: 11153985
    Abstract: An electronics package includes a platform and a board mounted to the platform, the board having electronics mounted thereon. A feedthrough pin passes through and is hermetically sealed to a feedthrough body and is wire bonded to the board. A cover is bonded to and surrounds the exterior surface of the feedthrough body to produce a hermetically sealed chamber that houses the platform and the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: David Alexander Andrew, David Matthew Strei, James Walters, III, David Cutter
  • Patent number: 11137802
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: a foldable information handling device comprising a flexible display, wherein the foldable information handling device bends along a centerline; and a bezel operatively coupled to the information handling device and surrounding the flexible display, the bezel comprising: a first edge comprising a first edge center portion corresponding to the centerline; and a second edge on an opposite side of the flexible display as the first edge and comprising a second edge center portion corresponding to the centerline; wherein each of the first center portion and the second center portion comprises a component allowing bending of the first edge and the second edge with a bending of the foldable information handing device along the centerline. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Madison Kay Smith, Cuong Huy Truong, Brian Hargrove Leonard
  • Patent number: 11137800
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a flexible display panel, a case supporting the flexible display panel, a bonding member fixing the flexible display panel to the case. The case includes a hinge portion, and supports respectively coupled to the hinge portion at opposing sides of the hinge portion. The flexible display panel includes a bendable area corresponding to the hinge portion, and planar areas respectively at opposing sides of the bendable area and corresponding to the supports of the case. The bonding member is between a support of the case and the corresponding planar area of the flexible to display panel, and is displaceable with respect to the support along one of a thickness direction and a width direction of the flexible display panel when the flexible display panel is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In-Seo Kee, So-Youn Jung, Hyoung-Wook Lee, Sang-Wol Lee
  • Patent number: 11137811
    Abstract: A power supply system for reducing voltage fluctuation of a rack GPU, which includes: a PSU power supply module, two power supply copper plates including a first power supply copper plate and a second power supply copper plate, two transfer copper plates including a first transfer copper plate and a second transfer copper plate, and two crown clips including a first crown clip and a second crown clip. The PSU power supply module is connected to the first power supply copper plate, the first power supply copper plate is connected to a BUS BAR through the first transfer copper plate and the first crown clip sequentially, the BUS BAR is connected to the second power supply copper plate through the second crown clip and the second transfer copper plate sequentially, and the second power supply copper plate is connected to a GPU module mainboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ZHENGZHOU YUNHAI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Deheng Li
  • Patent number: 11137801
    Abstract: A foldable device includes: a flexible display including: a first part; a second part; and a third part provided between the first and second parts; a first body supporting the first part; and a second body supporting the second part, each of the first and second body are configured to move between a first and a second position, in response to each of the first and second bodies being provided in the first position, the first body and the second body form a receiving space, the third part forms a curved portion of the flexible display and the curved portion is provided within the receiving space, and wherein the first part is configured to move in a longitudinal direction of the flexible display with respect to the first body in response to the first and second bodies moving between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-hyoung Park, Ho-seung Seo, Toshikazu Takayanagi, Yu-dong Bae, Wataru Kaihotsu, Shi-yun Cho, Dae-myung Kim, Jae-young Huh
  • Patent number: 11134579
    Abstract: A hinge module including a first hinge having a first gear, a second hinge having a second gear, and a gear rack is provided. The first and second gears are movably coupled to the gear rack. The first hinge moves on the gear rack via rotation of the first gear, the second hinge moves on the gear rack via rotation of the second gear, and the first hinge and the second hinge move closer or away from each other via rotation. An electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 11132018
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel configured to display an image by emitting light, a supporting member on a rear surface of the display panel, and a sound generator between the display panel and the supporting member. The sound generator includes a magnetic circuit unit and a voice coil unit on the rear surface of the display panel, and the magnetic circuit unit and the voice coil unit are configured to vibrate the display panel to generate sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungtae Lee, YeongRak Choi, Sungsu Ham
  • Patent number: 11129294
    Abstract: A frame structure for a cabinet enclosure has a front frame assembly having first and second front pillars, a rear frame assembly having first and second rear pillars, a first side brace member, and a second side brace member, each having a beam that has opposite ends, with the opposite ends of each side brace member connected to one of the front pillars and one of the rear pillars. The frame structure also includes cable management and air flow management features and functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CFW Investments LLC
    Inventor: Li Chen
  • Patent number: 11112825
    Abstract: A top case assembly for a portable computer is disclosed. The assembly may include an integral unified (e.g., homogenous) top case formed from a single part. The integral top case provides an enclosure, frame and cosmetic exterior of the portable computer. The integral top case also serves as the primary structure of the portable computer. The assembly may include a variety of subassemblies such as keyboards, touchpads, circuit boards, and drives that are carried by the underside of the integral top case. The integral top case may be formed from aluminum slab that has been machined to form walls, openings, attachment areas and cosmetic areas of the top case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Theobald, Jonathan P. Ive, Bartley K. Andre, Christopher Stringer, Daniel J. Coster, John Raff, Ron Hopkinson, John Brock, Chris Ligtenberg, Michelle Rae Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11109494
    Abstract: A display device includes a control substrate provided in the display device, a first connecting part provided on the control substrate and connecting a controller to the control substrate, the controller configured to control the display device, and a second connecting part provided on the control substrate and connecting a user interface unit to the control substrate, the user interface unit connected to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kouhei Yoshida, Hiroyuki Suwa, Hideki Okamura
  • Patent number: 11109485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single board computer system with an improved memory and layout. The unique layout of the printed circuit board of the present invention allows for different parts to be placed in a back-to-back configuration to minimize the dimensions of the printed circuit board. This includes a high-performance radiation-hardened reconfigurable FPGA, for processing computation-intensive space systems, disposed on both sides of the printed circuit board. Four dual double data rate synchronous dynamic random-access memories (DDR2 SDRAMs) disposed on both the top side and on the bottom side of the printed circuit board reduce an operating voltage of said printed circuit board. A layout stack-up of the printed circuit board includes twenty-two symmetrical layers including ten ground layers, four power layers, six signal layers, a top layer, and a bottom layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: David J. Petrick, Alessandro D. Geist, Thomas P. Flatley
  • Patent number: 11093006
    Abstract: A display module includes a cover plate, a display integrated circuit, a grounding lead wire and a shielding layer. The display integrated circuit is disposed on a side of the cover plate and has a grounding terminal. A first end of the grounding lead wire is electrically connected to the grounding terminal, and a second end of the grounding lead wire is electrically connected to a grounding conductor. The shielding layer is disposed between the cover plate and the display integrated circuit and is electrically connected to the grounding conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Yu, Jiaqiang Wang, Jianye Tang, Yanchao Zhang, Dawei Wang, Dong Liu, Yanming Wang, Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 11096308
    Abstract: A processing assembly including cage, partition, two sub-cages, two motherboards, two switch boards and at least one bridge board. Partition is disposed in cage so as to divide inner space of cage into first accommodation space and second accommodation space. Two sub-cages are respectively disposed in first accommodation space and second accommodation space. Two motherboards are respectively disposed on two sub-cages. Two motherboards each include a plate and a plurality of processing units disposed on the plate. Two switch boards are respectively disposed on two sub-cages and respectively electrically connected to two motherboards. Bridge board is electrically connected to two motherboards. One of two motherboards is located between one of two switch boards and bridge board, and another one of two motherboards is located between another one of two switch boards and bridge board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ji-Peng Xu, Guang-Zhao Tian, Zhao Geng
  • Patent number: 11086366
    Abstract: The description relates to devices, such as user-serviceable dimensionally-constrained devices. One example can include a first portion and a corresponding second portion. The example can also include a gap reduction assembly positioned along edges of the first portion and the second portion that biases the first and second portions toward one another. The example can also include an alignment assembly that laterally aligns corners of the first portion and the second portion and a locking assembly that locks the aligned corners of the first portion and the second portion against one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David John Huston, Eugene Lee, Scott Douglas Bowers, David Michael Lane, Brian David Bitz, Thomas Joseph Longo
  • Patent number: 11089704
    Abstract: A data storage enclosure for storing data on digital storage media has a lid that secures to a base. The enclosure has an upper insulating block that is located adjacent the lid and a lower insulating block that is located in the base. Each insulating block has a corresponding cover that overlays and protects its respective block. A storage unit has outer thermal management layers and a center layer located therebetween. The thermal management layers each contain a corresponding heat absorber that absorbs energy and changes from solid to liquid as the temperature of the storage unit begins to rise to excessive temperatures. The center layer contains a digital storage drive that is connected to a flexible cable that is connected to a sacrificial connector. When assembled, the insulating blocks and covers constrain and hold the storage unit and flexible cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Scott Heller
  • Patent number: 11089699
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rollable display, which prevents slippage between a flexible display panel and a back plate attached to the flexible display panel for supporting the same. The rollable display has a feature in different patterns of the back plate for each area. In addition, the rollable display has a feature in that a display unit is foldable and non-foldable via a link unit so as not to be folded or rolled multiple times in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HeongSoo Park, SeungHee Lee, MiJin Han
  • Patent number: 11079810
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems can mitigate the ingress of debris such as small foreign particles or fluids passing into a joint of an electronic device. Some aspects of the systems prevent particles from passing between a flexible cable and a mandrel surface used to limit bending of the cable. Other aspects provide particle relief features including gaps, grooves, or reduced-size sections of the mandrel so that particles can pass into them and thereby cause no damage or pass out of the electronic device. Another aspect provides a protective layer configured to limit pressure applied to the cable by particles or other contaminants. These apparatuses and systems can improve the life and durability of the mandrel and cable, thereby improving the reliability of operating the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Karan Bir, Adam T. Garelli, Bryan W. Posner, Denis H. Endisch, Simon R. Lancaster-Larocque
  • Patent number: 11081969
    Abstract: A power supply to provide welding power. The power supply may include a first printed circuit board (PCB) disposed on a primary side of the power supply; a first set of components mounted on the first PCB; a second PCB disposed on a secondary side of the power supply; a second set of components mounted on the second PCB; a transformer stage coupled to the first PCB and to the second PCB, wherein the first PCB and the second PCB are independently detachable from the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The ESAB Group Inc.
    Inventors: Awad Gharib, Muniswamappa Anjanappa, Pranav Sanghavi
  • Patent number: 11083098
    Abstract: A display device includes a housing; at least one roller positioned within the housing; a display portion including a display panel and a module cover; and an operating portion connected to one end of the display portion and to change a display portion's state, wherein the display panel and the module cover transition from a first state where the display panel and the module cover are wound around the at least one roller to a second state where the display panel and the module cover are unwound from the at least one roller, in contact with each other, and exposed out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinha Heo, Dohyeon Kim, Inkeun Ryu