Patents Examined by Anthony M Haughton
  • Patent number: 11449108
    Abstract: The present description relates to flexible hinges and hinged devices. One example device includes a first portion and a second portion. The example also includes a relieved flexible hinge rotatably securing the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Han Li
  • Patent number: 11449101
    Abstract: A system includes a monitor mount and first and second monitors. The monitor mount includes a first coupling, a second coupling, and a first power bus. The first monitor includes a first electronic visual display and has a size and shape configured to be detachably secured to the monitor mount by the first coupling. The first monitor can optionally be powered by the first power bus when secured to the monitor mount. The second monitor includes a second electronic visual display and a third coupling. The second monitor has a size and shape configured to: (i) be detachably secured to the monitor mount by the second coupling, (ii) detachably secure the first monitor by the third coupling, and (iii) surround at least a portion of the first electronic visual display when the first monitor is secured to the second monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Dr├Ągerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Juan P. Eslava, Peter Lund
  • Patent number: 11445632
    Abstract: Embodiments promote the maintenance of a designed flow of cooling air through a chassis during the servicing of one or more electronic components contained by the chassis. A top opening created by the removal of server chassis from a rack may be significantly reduced by internal lids that provide access to groups of components. Gaps created by the partial removal of groups of components may be significantly reduced by air dams attached to the components that inhibit the flow of air between the components. And the opening created by the removal of a circuit board may be significantly reduced by a flap configured to cover the opening upon removal of the circuit board. The various embodiments may be used individually or in combination to reduce openings in the chassis that may allow air to flow in paths that negatively affect the designed air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ZT Group Int'l, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen An, Asim Huda, Ting-Yu Lin, Haiyan Luo
  • Patent number: 11445642
    Abstract: An information handling system includes at least one air mover configured to cool a device of the information handling system. An air mover control system may control a speed of the air mover at or below a first air mover target speed to maintain a temperature of the device at or below a target temperature that includes a first target temperature and a second target temperature. If the air mover speed is greater than a second air mover target speed and the temperature of the device is greater than the first target temperature, then the target temperature may be set to the second target temperature. If the air mover speed is less than the first air mover target speed and the temperature of the device is less than the first target temperature, then the target temperature may be set to the first target temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. DeMoss
  • Patent number: 11438024
    Abstract: Portable electronic devices are provided. Each device may be formed from two parts. A first part may be provided with components such as a display, a touch screen, a cover glass, and a frame. A second part may be provided with a plastic housing, circuit boards containing electrical components, and a bezel. Engagement members may be connected to the first and second parts. The engagement members may be formed from metal clips with holes and springs with flexible spring prongs that mate with the holes in the clips. The metal clips may be welded to frame struts on the frame and the springs may be welded to the bezel. During assembly, the first part may be rotated into place within the second part. Retention clips attached to the frame may be used to secure the two parts together. Assembly instructions and associated connector numbers may be provided within the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik L. Wang, Phillip Michael Hobson, Kenneth A. Jenks, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Anthony Whang, Rico L. Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 11435785
    Abstract: A foldable display device is proposed, the foldable display device including a first body and a second body formed in a plate shape to be arranged symmetrically; a display part attached to the first body and the second body to be folded or unfolded; and a hinge device coupled to the first body and the second body to connect the bodies to each other to allow the first body and the second body to be folded and unfolded and having first and second bracket, first and second main shafts, a rotation inducing part, and a movable part composed of first and second connection plates, wherein when the first and second bodies are folded, the first and second connection plates are in proximity to each other, and the first and second link connectors move about the first and second main shafts to be in proximity to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: EUM, INC.
    Inventors: In-Sung Song, Seung-Hee Cho
  • Patent number: 11432419
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a first power semiconductor element having a first surface and a second surface. The semiconductor module also includes a second power semiconductor element having a first surface and a second surface. The semiconductor module also includes first, second, third, and fourth conductor plates, and a connecting part. The connecting part is integrally formed with the second conductor plate, extends toward the third conductor plate, and is connected to the third conductor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tokihito Suwa, Yujiro Kaneko, Yusuke Takagi, Shinichi Fujino, Takahiro Shimura
  • Patent number: 11429155
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an outer housing and a processor and a memory disposed in the outer housing. The processor is configured to execute instructions to process information. The memory is configured to store the information. The information handling system includes a piezoelectric transducer disposed in the outer housing and mechanically coupled to a surface held by the outer housing. The information handling system includes a sensor disposed in the outer housing and configured to generate an indicator of user presence in a zone proximate to the piezoelectric transducer and above a second side of the surface. The information handling system includes a controller disposed in the outer housing and coupled to the memory. The controller is configured to selectively configure the piezoelectric transducer to be responsive to a first subsystem or to be responsive to a second subsystem according to the indicator of user presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Jarrett Peeler, Srinivas Kamepalli
  • Patent number: 11432421
    Abstract: Illustrative examples include a system for coupling a first electronic device to a second electronic device. The first electronic device may include a housing having a first engagement surface and a first magnet array. The first engagement surface may be adapted to receive the second electronic device. The second electronic device may include a second magnet array. An actuator coupled to the first magnet array may move the first magnet array relative to the housing and the second magnetic array, to attractively couple or repulsively de-couple the second electronic device from the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Samarth Alva, Krishnakumar Varadarajan, Yogesh Channaiah, Prakash Pillai, Sagar Pawar, Aneesh Tuljapurkar, Raghavendra N
  • Patent number: 11429148
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a mainframe computer, a sliding cover and an electrically-controlled driving device. The mainframe computer includes a base, a receiving recess formed on the base, and a plurality of vent holes which are evenly distributed on the base. The sliding cover slidably covers the receiving recess and the vent holes. The electrically-controlled driving device includes an electric motor and a linkage set. The linkage set is connected to the electric motor and the sliding cover for moving the sliding cover with the electric motor, so that the sliding cover is allowed to cover the vent holes and expose the vent holes from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsien Lee, Shen-Pu Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11412630
    Abstract: A device incorporating both a magnet and a living hinge may be employed to construct cases to protect electronic devices and to function as a closure for cases and lidded containers. Such cases often can be bent three 360┬░ allowing the cases to be either closed protecting devices therein are closed upon themselves allowing the case to function to secure an electronic device to a substrate such as an article of clothing. The devices of the disclosure can also be used to organize and hold loose items together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GUI GLOBAL PRODUCTS, LTD.
    Inventor: Walter G. Mayfield
  • Patent number: 11409332
    Abstract: A device may include a display portion that includes a display housing and a display at least partially within the display housing. The device may also include a base portion pivotally coupled to the display portion and including a bottom case, a top case coupled to the bottom case and defining an array of raised key regions, and a sensing system below the top case and configured to detect an input applied to a raised key region of the array of raised key regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Alex J. Lehmann, Zheng Gao
  • Patent number: 11402875
    Abstract: An electronic device including a display is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a display, and a bonding layer. The housing includes a front plate including a flat portion and at least one curved portion bent from a periphery of the flat portion, and disposed to face a first direction, a rear plate disposed to face a second direction that is opposite to the first direction, and a side member including a first surface disposed to face a direction that is perpendicular to the first and second directions, and extending while facing the curved portion and surrounding at least a partial space between the front plate and the rear plate. A first groove is recessed on the first surface in the second direction and in which an edge of the curved portion is accommodated, and a second groove is recessed on the inner side of the housing when viewed from the top of the front plate, the second groove is recessed in the second direction, and to which a bonding liquid is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chongkun Cho, Jaehee Kim, Daehyeong Park, Uyhyeon Jeong, Sunggun Cho, Wonhee Choi, Jongmin Choi, Seunghyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 11402872
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a housing including a front plate facing a first direction, a rear plate facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a lateral member surrounding a space between the front plate and the rear plate and at least partially constructed of a metal material, wherein the front plate includes a first edge having a first length and extending in a third direction, a second edge having a second length longer than the first length and extending in a fourth direction orthogonal to the third direction, a third edge parallel to the first edge, having the first length, and extending in the third direction from the second edge, a fourth edge parallel to the second edge, having the second length, and extending in the fourth direction from the first edge, a first region in which the third edge and the fourth edge meet, and a second region in which the second edge and the third edge meet, a display viewable through the front plate, and an adhesive layer constructe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daehyeong Park, Jongmin Choi, Jaehee Kim, Jongkeun Kim, Hun Kim, Donghyun Byun, Uyhyeon Jeong, Iksu Jung, Sunggun Cho, Chongkun Cho, Wonhee Choi, Seunghyun Hwang, Byounguk Yoon, Minsung Lee
  • Patent number: 11395427
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a control panel and an outdoor device with the control panel, which can discharge accumulated water in the control panel to prevent water accumulation. A control panel for preventing water accumulation includes a display sheet which is transparent or translucent and used for covering and protecting a circuit board and/or component, an interface label having functional areas allowing a user to observe or operate the circuit board and/or component, and an adhesive layer connected between areas of the display sheet and the interface label except for the functional areas so as to adhere the display sheet and the interface label together. Cavities are formed between the functional areas of the interface label and corresponding locations of the display sheet so as to form a display window and/or key windows. The water guiding grooves are provided in the adhesive layer for communicating the cavities with the outside so as to discharge the accumulated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SMA Solar Technology AG
    Inventor: He Jun
  • Patent number: 11375813
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a computer peripheral device (including, but not limited to, an external hard drive, a smartphone, and an external CPU) securely and conveniently to a flat screen monitor is presented. A system for securing a computer peripheral device to a laptop computer to optimize the use of space and practice clean organization is also presented. Further presented is a method and system that provides privacy during the use of a laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Gerald Dwayne Holt
  • Patent number: 11378098
    Abstract: A telescopic fan cage includes a main frame and a side frame which are slidably connected with each other to form a fan installation space. The side frame is capable of sliding toward the main frame to shrink the fan installation space, or sliding away relative to the main frame to expand the fan installation space. An apparatus case includes a casing and the telescopic fan cage. The telescopic fan cage is detachably disposed in the casing. Therein, the side frame is capable of sliding toward the main frame to shrink the fan installation space, so that the telescopic fan cage is at a transit state for moving in or out the casing; the side frame is capable of sliding away relative to the main frame to expand the fan installation space, so that the telescopic fan cage is at an installation state for being fixed in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Bang Yang, Zhaoping Fu
  • Patent number: 11375642
    Abstract: Presented are electronic power module assemblies with direct-cooling vapor chamber systems, methods for making/using such power module assemblies, and vehicles equipped with such power module assemblies. A power module assembly includes an outer housing with an internal coolant chamber that circulates therethrough a coolant fluid. A power semiconductor switching device is mounted to the module's housing, separated from the coolant chamber and isolated from the coolant fluid. The power device selectively modifies electric current transmitted between a power source and an electrical load. A two-phase, heat-spreading vapor chamber device includes an outer casing with a casing segment that is mounted to the module housing, fluidly sealed to the internal coolant chamber and exposed to the coolant fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ming Liu, Anthony M. Coppola, Kestutis A. Sonta
  • Patent number: 11372456
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include: a housing including a first plate and a second plate, wherein the first plate includes an opening; a display panel at least partially exposed through the opening and including a touch sensor; a first support member coupled to the display panel and a portion of the first plate along at least part of one side of the opening; and a switch device configured to be actuated according to a depression of the display panel, the depression caused by a downward force exerted on an upper portion of the display panel. Other various embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junhyeok Song, Backman Kim, Kwangsik Yang, Wonku Yeo, Sunghyun Yoo, Suhyun You, Seokho Lee, Hwanju Jo
  • Patent number: 11375639
    Abstract: A thermal management device includes a single contiguous component. The single contiguous component includes a first portion made of a first thermally conductive plastic, and a second portion extending away from the first portion. The second portion is made of a second thermally conductive plastic. The second thermally conductive plastic is different than the first thermally conductive plastic. The second portion has a greater hardness than the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TCPOLY INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Lloyd Bougher, Matthew Kirby Smith