Patents Examined by Adrian S Wilson
  • Patent number: 10936019
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of preventing keytops or a pointing stick from protruding from a chassis top surface when not being in use is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a set of keytops each movable up and down between a first position to which the keytop ascends by a biasing force of a rubber dome and a second position to which the keytop descends against the biasing force; a set of drive members each extend along the left-right direction, each movable in the left-right direction relative to the keytops; a link member connecting adjacent drive members to enable coordinated operation; and a drive mechanism that moves one of the drive members connected by the link member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Hiroaki Agata, Eiji Shinohara, Hiroyuki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10936025
    Abstract: A fixing bracket for holding an expansion card in a computer without screws includes first and second fixing frames and an elastic member connected to the first and second fixing frames. The two fixing frames define a receiving space for the expansion card. The first fixing frame can be moved relative to the second fixing frame, or the second fixing frame can be moved relative to the first fixing frame, by applying an external force to deform the elastic member. When the external force is released, the elastic member restores and clamps the expansion card in place until disassembly by the same process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tung-Ho Shih, Ying-Hui Shih, Ting-Ya Liao
  • Patent number: 10928851
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display panel configured to display an image, the display panel including first, second, and third areas, a sound-generating device in at least one among the first, second, and third areas on a rear surface of the display panel, and at least one partition for dividing the first, second, and third areas from each other, the at least one partition including a first side and a second side at an angle to the first side, the second side including at least one member perpendicular to the second side, wherein: the first area is a left area of the display panel, the second area is a right area of the display panel, the third area is a central area of the display panel, and the member is in the third area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: YeongRak Choi, Hogeol Lim, Daeho Kim, Sungsu Ham
  • Patent number: 10925176
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a first support member and a second support member; a plurality of joint units connected to the first and second support members and coupled to be rotatable with respect to each other; a display module on the first and second support members; third and fourth support members under the first and second support members, respectively; and a hinge member respectively providing rotation axes to one side of the third support member and one side of the fourth support member facing each other. The joint units are arranged along at least one curved trajectory when the third and fourth support members rotate on the rotation axes, respectively. The at least one curved trajectory is defined as a partial curved line of a reference circle, and a central point of the reference circle is spaced apart from the first and second rotation axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangwol Lee
  • Patent number: 10915139
    Abstract: A foldable display is disclosed. The foldable display includes a lower plate having a folding region abutted by unfolding regions. The foldable display includes a display panel on the lower plate which includes LED arrays so as to display images on all of the folding region and the unfolding regions. The lower plate includes first connection holes and second connection holes through which the display panel is connected to a printed circuit board on the lower plate. A hinge is coupled to the lower plate and includes hinge bodies and hinge links coupled together and configured to rotate such that the foldable display is manipulatable between a folded state and an unfolded state through a predetermined rotation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Seo Park, Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10917986
    Abstract: A dock for a portable electronic device includes a base and a cradle defining an interior volume configured to house at least a portion of the portable electronic device. The dock further includes an arm rotatably coupled to the base at a first end and rotatably coupled to the cradle at a second end. A security apparatus is configured to be inserted into a slot of the portable electronic device upon insertion of the portable electronic device into the cradle to prohibit removal of the portable electronic device from the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Bautista, Joseph A. Teresi, Erik Campbell, Wilson Tse, Ben Thacker
  • Patent number: 10908644
    Abstract: A display device includes a first support portion and a second support portion arranged in a first direction with the first support portion. The display device further includes a display panel disposed on the first and second support portions, and a hinge configured to provide first and second rotation axes to the first and second support portions, respectively, the first and second rotation axes extending in a second direction crossing the first direction. A thickness of the first support portion increases from a first side surface of the first support portion toward a second side surface of the first support portion. A thickness of the second support portion increases from a first side surface of the second support portion toward a second side surface of the second support portion. The first side surface of the second support portion faces the first side surface of the first support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiwon Han, Jaiku Shin
  • Patent number: 10901466
    Abstract: A compact hinge includes two body attachments, each body attachment having a torque transfer post. A compressive friction sleeve includes a first torque transfer sleeve and a second torque transfer sleeve. A first torque transfer post is inserted into the first torque transfer sleeve and a second torque transfer post is inserted into the second torque transfer sleeve. A gear set causes the first torque transfer post to rotate with the same rotational angle as the second torque transfer post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kabir Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10890942
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for safely undocking a detachable keyboard or other peripheral from a convertible tablet without the use of an explicit undock key on the peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Han Chau, Nithyananda S. Jeganathan, Bryan Y. Roe
  • Patent number: 10877524
    Abstract: For attaining the object described above, an information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an acquisition unit and a generation unit. The acquisition unit acquires information related to a notification to a user. The generation unit generates control information for changing an outer shape of a wearable device on a basis of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Yoshitomi, Jun Kimura, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Ikuo Yamano, Kei Takahashi, Ayumi Kato
  • Patent number: 10877517
    Abstract: Electronic devices, such as mobile communication devices, may include several enhancements and modification not found on traditional electronic devices. Parts of the electronic device can be welded together to provide structural support and or functional connections between operating components of the electronic device. Within a band, a back plate can support multiple operable components of the electronic device. The band, the welds, and/or the back plate can provide electrical connections between components. Conductive pathways provided by the welds can be provided with adequate strength and durability to reduce and avoid breakage so that sensitive components, such as a compass module, can operate without alterations that would cause interference. The welds can be provided in a sequence that mitigates the effects of heating during the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baker, Yaocheng Zhang, Robert T. Carson, Matthew D. Walker, Martin J. Auclair, Paul U. Leutheuser, Christopher J. Durning
  • Patent number: 10859842
    Abstract: In an electronic device connected to an external device and a cable, an electronic device comprising a driving unit including an image source panel configured to form image light, a display unit configured to make the image light formed by the driving unit visible to a user, and a frame provided with the driving unit and the display unit, wherein the frame includes a front frame configured to locate the display unit to be seen by the user, a pair of side frames connected to left and right sides of the front frame, respectively, and a port formed at an outer side of at least one point on which the side frame and the front frame are connected so that a cable for transferring data or power from an external device may be attached or detached, and the side frame includes a support unit configured to support a head, and a connection unit configured to connect the support unit and the front frame and having a step recessed inward from the support unit to secure a space for a connector of a cable is provided to minim
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minjong Lee, Sunggyu Koh, Jongkyu Ju, Jeonghwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 10860056
    Abstract: A portable information device capable of reducing generation of a level difference or positional deviation on a display is disclosed. The portable information device includes a first frame member and a second frame member that are foldable into a double-folded state by connection of a pair of edge portions disposed adjacent to each other by the hinge mechanism, a first support plate fixed to the first frame member, a second support plate fixed to the second frame member, and a display having a rear surface supported by inner surfaces of the first support plate and the second support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventor: Kenji Watamura
  • Patent number: 10852772
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a determination unit and an output unit. The determination unit determines, on a basis of information related to a usage state of a wearable device, a holding state of the wearable device with respect to an attachment target. The output unit generates and outputs control information for achieving the determined holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Fukuma, Toru Amano
  • Patent number: 10842036
    Abstract: Housings for electronic devices are disclosed. According to one aspect, adjoining surfaces of electronic device housings can be mounted or arranged such that adjoining surfaces are flush to a high degree of precision. The electronic devices can be portable and in some cases handheld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David Pakula, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Scott Myers, Tang Yew Tan
  • Patent number: 10824360
    Abstract: A data connector to interface with a sled of a data center includes a main body, a plurality of guide shafts, and a cover. The main body includes electrical contacts. The guide shafts are associated with the main body, and each guide shaft extends along a corresponding longitudinal axis. The cover is coupled to the guide shafts such that the cover is slidable along the guide shafts in a direction defined by the longitudinal axes. The cover includes a movable door to provide protection to the electrical contacts of the main body when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Russell Aoki
  • Patent number: 10826014
    Abstract: A method for assembling a curved-surface display screen includes: attaching a flexible display panel to a flexible glass to form an integral body; and mounting the integral body into a frame. The frame surrounds a periphery of the integral body, and a perimeter of the frame is less than that of the integral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Yungu (Gu'an) Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuo Liu, Hua Huang
  • Patent number: 10820415
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an adapter assembly includes a plurality of system connectors configured to simultaneously engage a plurality of receiving connectors of an external system when inserted in the external system and simultaneously disengage from the plurality of receiving connectors of the external system when disengaged from the external system. The adapter assembly includes a device-receiving connector configured to engage a connector of a removable device, where the adapter assembly is configured to house at least a portion of the removable device. The adapter assembly includes connections between at least a portion of the plurality of system connectors and the device-receiving connector, where the connections are configured to route communication lanes of the removable device to one or more of the plurality of system connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Ross Stenfort
  • Patent number: 10820438
    Abstract: An electronic device and a stopping structure thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, an electronic element, a cover and a buffer. The housing has an opening. The electronic element is disposed corresponding to the opening. An outer frame of the cover is coupled to a peripheral edge of the opening. A hook of the buffer is disposed between the outer frame and the electronic element, and directly contacts with the outer frame. Thus, the above structure may strengthen the structural strength of the electronic device, effectively disperse the pressure applied to the electronic device, and reduce the chance of structural damage due to the deformation caused by the pressure to prolong the service life of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jih-Yung Lu, Cheng-Kuang Tseng, Yu-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10813241
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly forming a casing for electrical equipment, said assembly comprising: a first casing for receiving at least a first electronic component of the electrical equipment; a second casing for receiving at least a second electronic component of the electrical equipment; a first wall of the first casing, known as the first interface wall, and a second wall of the second casing, known as the second interface wall, said walls being arranged to press against one another in order to form the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Guillaume Sanvito, Pierre Smal