Patents Examined by Adrian S Wilson
  • Patent number: 11564321
    Abstract: A display device, and a method and apparatus for manufacturing the display device, are provided. The display device includes a cover window including a curved portion, and a display panel smaller in at least one of length or width than the cover window and laminated on a flat portion of the cover window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Su Lee, Kwan-Young Han, Jong-Hwan Kim, Yong-Youl Cho
  • Patent number: 11557236
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel having a first curved portion and a second curved portion; a window on one surface of the display panel; and a circuit board connected to the display panel, wherein the display panel includes a front display portion and a side display portion which are separated by the first curved portion, and wherein the second curved portion includes a pad portion connected to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seungheui Jeong
  • Patent number: 11557230
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display panel, a cushion member disposed below the display panel, an electronic module inserted into a hole defined by the display panel and the cushion member, and a light blocking pattern disposed on the electronic module with the display panel therebetween. The electronic module is spaced apart from a sidewall configured to define the hole in a first state in which the display panel and the cushion member are folded and a second state in which the display panel and the cushion member are unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhyoung Kim, Yunjae Kim, Jin Yong Sim
  • Patent number: 11556151
    Abstract: A system can include a tablet computer that includes a tablet display; and a clamshell computer that includes a keyboard housing, a display housing and a hinge assembly that rotatably couples the keyboard housing and the display housing, where the display housing includes a display viewable via a display side, an opposing back side, and a tablet computer recess disposed between the display side and the back side that removably receives the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Alden Rose
  • Patent number: 11550359
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body and a first connecting member. The first connecting member is movably connected to the first body and rotatably connected to the second body. The first connecting member is movably connected to the first body to change operation modes of the first body, and the first body is configured to rotate on a connecting surface connecting the first body to the first connecting member. The first connecting member is rotatably connected to the second body, and the first body is configured to flip relative to the second body to open or close the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jialin Lin
  • Patent number: 11550368
    Abstract: An electronic device including a hinge module, a first body, a first linking assembly, a second body, a second linking assembly, and a flexible display assembled to the first body and the second body is provided. The hinge module includes a first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft parallel to the first rotating shaft, a first guiding shaft orthogonal to the first rotating shaft, and a second guiding shaft orthogonal to the second rotating shaft. The first body is slidably assembled to the first guiding shaft, the second body is slidably assembled to the second guiding shaft, the first linking assembly slidably assembled to the first guiding shaft connects the first body, and the second linking assembly slidably assembled to the second guiding shaft connects the second body. A deformation of the flexible display drives the first and second bodies to move close to or away from the hinge module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Wen-Chieh Tai, Kun-You Chuang
  • Patent number: 11547014
    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: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: CFW Investments LLC
    Inventor: Li Chen
  • Patent number: 11537170
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a housing including a shield region, and a non-shield region formed of a dielectric, a part of the shield region is formed of a conductor, an antenna in the non-shield region, a vibration generating member including a casing formed of a dielectric, the vibration generating member being in the housing such that a surface of a part of the casing in the shield region and another part of the casing in the non-shield region, and an elastic support member which is sandwiched between the housing and the part of the casing, the elastic support member having a conductive property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: DYNABOOK INC.
    Inventors: Takehiro Hori, Toshiyuki Hirota, Shigeki Nishiyama, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Tomokazu Yuasa, Shingo Koide
  • Patent number: 11513554
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing. A pixel array may be mounted in the housing to display an image. The pixel array may have a central portion surrounded by a peripheral portion. Display cover layer structures may overlap the pixel array. A central portion of the display cover layer structures may overlap the central portion of the pixel array. A peripheral portion of the display cover layer structures may overlap the peripheral portion of the pixel array. A border structure of image transport material may be interposed between the peripheral portion of the pixel array and the peripheral portion of the display cover structures. The image transport material may be omitted from the central portion of the pixel array. The image transport material may be formed from a coherent fiber bundle or Anderson localization material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik G. de Jong, Jean-Pierre S. Guillou
  • Patent number: 11507156
    Abstract: A system and method for cooling components and a chassis in a portable information handling system includes a pressure barrier that divides the chassis into a plurality of zones, an evacuative fan in a first zone to generate airflow across components to cool the components and a hyperbaric fan in a second zone to increase air pressure in the second zone. The pressure barrier may provide thermal isolation, acoustic dampening and electromagnetic insulation. A controller communicatively coupled to the fans can operate each fan independently to cool components for improved performance and maintain a surface temperature of the chassis below a temperature for user comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Qinghong He, Travis Christian North, Allen B. McKittrick
  • Patent number: 11507138
    Abstract: A notebook computer is provided. The notebook computer includes a first body, a second body, and a pivotally connection structure. The first body includes a first surface, and the first surface includes a wireless signal transmitting element. The second body includes a second surface, and the second surface includes a wireless signal receiving element. The pivotally connection structure connects with the first body and the second body. When the second body rotates relative to the first body through the pivotally connection structure, the second surface moves toward the first surface, so that the wireless signal receiving element is aligned with the wireless signal transmitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Bin-Yi Lin, Ying-Ching Tseng
  • Patent number: 11507151
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a substrate having a transmission area, a display area, and a non-display area, wherein the display area surrounds the transmission area, and the non-display area is between the transmission area and the display area; a first wire on the substrate and including a first-1 wire and a first-2 wire extending in a first direction and being spaced apart from each other by the transmission area; a first connecting wire on a same layer as that of the first wire and connecting the first-1 wire to the first-2 wire; and a second wire extending in the first direction and including a second-1 portion and a second-2 portion, wherein the second-1 portion at least partially overlaps the first connecting wire and is arranged on a different layer from that of the first wire, and the second-2 portion is on the same layer as that of the first wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junwon Choi, Seungwoo Sung, Hyungjun Park, Hyunchol Bang, Changsoo Pyon
  • Patent number: 11500426
    Abstract: A system can include a display housing that includes a display surface and edges that define a centroid; a stand that includes a first portion, a second portion and a hinge assembly that couples the first portion and the second portion; and a turntable coupling, offset from the centroid, that rotatably couples the first portion of the stand to the display housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Cyan Godfrey
  • Patent number: 11500419
    Abstract: An example stand for an electronic device, includes a base, a column extending upward from the base, and an interface coupled to the column to engage with the electronic device to suspend the electronic device from the column. In addition, the stand includes a ringed light array coupled to the column that includes an outer diameter that is larger than the larger of a width and a length of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ilchan Lee, Jin Cherl Kwon, Jaekyu Jung
  • Patent number: 11493963
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a transparent cover and a flexible display screen. The transparent cover has a transparent cover having a fixed shape and including a plate-shape flat surface and a sidewall, the sidewall being formed by extending an edge of the flat surface away from the flat surface, the sidewall having a curved structure, and the sidewall and the flat surface forming an inverted structure; and a flexible display screen being fitted to an inner surface of the transparent cover, a display output surface of the flexible display screen facing the transparent cover, the flexible display screen including a non-deformable portion and a deformable portion, the non-deformable portion being fitted to the flat surface, and the deformable portion being fitted to the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi Chen, Xiaojing Yuan, Zhaokao Tian, Yunchao Zhang, Jun Liang
  • Patent number: 11493956
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an electronic device comprises a first housing including a first space; a second housing slidably coupled to the first housing to slide in a first direction in a slid-out state and retract in a second direction opposite the first direction in a slid-in state, the second housing and including a second space; a bendable member connected to the first housing and at least partially accommodated in the second space in the slid-in state and having at least a portion configured to form a substantially same plane as a surface of the first housing in the slid-out state; a flexible display including a first portion disposed so as to be visible from an outside of the electronic device in the slid-in state and a second portion extending from the first portion accommodated in the second space; and at least one electronic component disposed in the first space and exposed to the outside of the electronic device through a first hole in the first housing, wherein the first hole is disposed to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngmin Kang, Sanghyuk Park, Moonchul Shin, Sungho Ahn, Seungjoon Lee, Hojin Jung, Yangwook Kim, Byounguk Yoon, Hyunju Hong
  • Patent number: 11481001
    Abstract: According to the various examples, a dual display system having a first panel having a first display area, a second panel having a second display area, and a connector assembly, attached to the first and second panels, that is configured to enable the first and second panels to rotate around three-directional axes. The connector assembly includes an elongated member and a hinge assembly, which are configured for attachment to the first and second display panels. The present dual display system may have several functional modalities, including use as a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a tablet, and a panoramic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chee Chun Yee, Tin Poay Chuah, Yew San Lim, Min Suet Lim, Jeff Ku
  • Patent number: 11474565
    Abstract: A mobile terminal comprises a first frame, a second frame capable of slidably moving from the first frame in a first direction or a second direction which is an opposite direction of the first direction, and a driving unit slidably moving the second frame, wherein the driving unit includes a motor coupled to the first frame, a pinion gear rotated by a rotational force transferred from the motor, a gear rack extended in the first direction and coupled to the second frame, moving in the first direction or the second direction when the pinion gear is rotated, a guide rail coupled with the gear rack, and a guide block coupled to the first frame, moving along the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hakho Choi, Seounghwan Seol, Sungdo Kim, Jiwoong Yang, Sangwook Park, Minchul Lee, Jeeho Yom
  • Patent number: 11474566
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device, including a first housing, a second housing, and a snap release module. The first housing is provided with a fastening slot. The second housing is provided with an accommodation slot. The snap release module is accommodated in the accommodation slot, and includes a slide member, an elastic component, a hook, and a stop member. The slide member reciprocates in a first axial direction. When the first housing is assembled to the second housing in the second axial direction, the slide member is located at the snap position for the hook to be buckled in the fastening slot, and the first housing presses the stop member so that the stop member abuts against the slide member. When the slide member slides from the snap position to the release position, the stop member stops the slide member and the hook is detached from the fastening slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Fu Chang, Hsiao-Fan Chen, I-Tien Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11470736
    Abstract: A potted electronic module includes an electronic assembly with a conductor such as a shunt that is arranged in a housing, and includes an electrical contact guided out through the housing wall, and a potting compound within the housing. The module may be produced by removing a protective layer from an area of the conductor by ablation, and then introducing a potting or casting compound into the housing, so that the potting compound covers a location at which the electrical contact passes through the housing wall, and the potting compound adheres directly onto the exposed conductor at the area at which the protective layer was removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Henryk Frenzel, Dietmar Huber, Jakob Schillinger, Jörg Möstl, Karl-Heinz Scherf, Georg Weber