Patents Examined by Anthony M Haughton
  • Patent number: 11914424
    Abstract: An example display device includes a display element having at least one portion which can be changed into a curved shape; and a flexible window member stacked onto the display element, wherein the thickness of a portion of the window member is less than that of the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Ahn, Sung-Gwan Woo, Ki-Ju Kwak
  • Patent number: 11914434
    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: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junhyeok Song, Backman Kim, Kwangsik Yang, Wonku Yeo, Sunghyun Yoo, Suhyun You, Seokho Lee, Hwanju Jo
  • Patent number: 11913554
    Abstract: This disclosure details a coolant distribution module as used in a thermal management systems for thermally managing electrified vehicle components. An exemplary coolant distribution module includes a module body including a plurality of inlet ports and a plurality of outlet ports, a first manifold valve encompassed within the module body, and a second manifold valve encompassed within the module body. The first manifold valve includes a plurality of first valve inputs wherein each first valve input is in communication with at least one inlet port of the plurality of inlet ports, and a plurality of first valve outputs wherein each first valve output is in communication with at least one outlet port of the plurality of outlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Gopal, Daniel C. Huang
  • Patent number: 11917779
    Abstract: A modular information handling system may include one or more information handling resources and an enclosure configured to house the one or more information handling resources, the enclosure comprising a topside cover comprising: a fixed portion mechanically fixed to a remaining portion of the enclosure, a movable portion, and a damping hinge configured to rotatably couple the movable portion to the fixed portion about an axis of rotation defined by the damping hinge, wherein the damping hinge is configured to dampen mechanical rotation of the movable portion relative to the fixed portion when the movable portion mechanically moves towards a closed position relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Amrita Sidhu Maguire, Alice Aigin Liu, Sam Shang, Anthony Sanchez, Yuxin Chen
  • Patent number: 11910567
    Abstract: A liquid-submersible thermal management system includes a cylindrical outer shell and an inner shell positioned in an interior volume of the outer shell. The cylindrical outer shell has a longitudinal axis oriented vertically relative to a direction of gravity, and the inner shell defines an immersion chamber. The liquid-submersible thermal management system a spine positioned inside the immersion chamber and oriented at least partially in a direction of the longitudinal axis with a heat-generating component located in the immersion chamber. A working fluid is positioned in the immersion chamber and at least partially surrounding the heat-generating component. The working fluid receives heat from the heat-generating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Husam Atallah Alissa, Ioannis Manousakis, Nicholas Andrew Keehn, Eric C. Peterson, Bharath Ramakrishnan, Christian L. Belady, Ricardo Gouvea Bianchini
  • Patent number: 11903165
    Abstract: A fluid distribution system is incorporated into a server chassis. Connector plates have fluid connectors designed to connect with fluid cooling receptacles on server boards. A linkage system can be manually manipulated to translate the connector plates so as to engage the electronics boards and connect the fluid connectors to the receptacle. A pair of main connectors connect to the rack's fluid manifold to circulate cooling fluid to cool devices mounted onto the server boards. A locking mechanism can be included to mechanically lock the chassis to the rack to prevent accidental dismount of the chassis from the rack. Also, an anchor mechanism may be provided to apply counter force when engaging the connector plates with the server boards so as to prevent accidental dismount of the server board by the moving connector plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11903169
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a portable electronic device, including: a housing, a heat dissipation component, a bracket, a cover structure, and a plurality of pivotal linkage rods. The housing includes a heat dissipation opening. The heat dissipation component is disposed in the housing and corresponds to the heat dissipation opening. The bracket is disposed in the housing and encloses the heat dissipation component. The cover structure is configured to move between a close position covering the heat dissipation opening and an open position exposing the heat dissipation opening. Each of the plurality of pivotal linkage rods is pivotally connected between the bracket and the cover structure, and is configured to be driven to rotate, to drive the cover structure to move between the close position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Chung, Ching-Yuan Yang, Chui-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 11899886
    Abstract: An electronic device having a novel structure is provided. A battery is provided in each component of an electronic device, whereby the electronic device includes two batteries. The electronic device including the two batteries and a display portion that can be called a flexible display and has a plurality of foldable portions is provided as a novel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11903155
    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: March 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Walter G. Mayfield
  • Patent number: 11903171
    Abstract: A system including a heat exchanger section for re-cooling a heated liquid coolant, a spray cooling section for cooling an electronic equipment; mean for separating said heat exchanger or pump section from said spray cooling section; means for transferring heat generated by the electronic equipment to at least liquid coolant; means for spraying the liquid coolant along the heat transferring means to transfer heat from the electronic equipment to the liquid coolant; wherein the heat transferring means is in an essentially vertical position so that the liquid coolant generally flows downward and is drained by gravity; means for collecting the liquid coolant; means for suctioning the collected liquid coolant; means for pumping the dielectric liquid coolant from the sprayed liquid coolant collecting means and through the liquid coolant spraying means; and means for housing the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Nan Chen, He Zhao, Yunshui Chen
  • Patent number: 11892645
    Abstract: Intelligent VR (Virtual Reality) elastic bandage equipment includes a main body, left and right supporting arms, a rear support, a telescopic assembly and a driving mechanism. According to a touch panel in the equipment, different input signals are triggered through different touch actions and touch durations, and a motor is controlled through a main control circuit board, so that the motor outputs different rotating speeds and directions; and therefore, the motor further drives the driving mechanism to drive the telescopic assembly to move and stretch, the telescopic assembly further drives the left and right supporting arms to retract, and adjustment of the distance between the main body and the head of a human body is achieved, so that the equipment is more comfortable to use, the use range is enlarged, and the operation is easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Yongqiang Hu
  • Patent number: 11895811
    Abstract: A curved electronic device and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The curved electronic device includes a substrate, a component layer, and a modulation layer. The component layer is disposed on the substrate. The component layer is composed of a plurality of electronic components and their connecting wiring arranged on the substrate. The modulation layer is disposed on the component layer, and includes at least one pattern area and at least one blank area that are formed on the component layer. The blank area allows one part of the electronic components to be exposed out of the modulation layer. The modulation layer and the substrate have different heat absorption rates, so that the positions of the substrate corresponding to the blank area and the pattern area have different degrees of softening, so as to prevent the component layer from being damaged in the process of stretching the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Ping-Hsiang Kao, Wen-You Lai, Po-Lun Chen, Chun-Ta Chen, Po-Ching Lin, Ya-Chu Hsu
  • Patent number: 11895807
    Abstract: A data rack system includes a data center rack frame, a shelf positioned within the data center rack frame; and a modular battery unit disposed on the shelf. The modular battery unit further includes a housing having an outer surface, a plurality of strips of phase change material (“PCM”) attached to the outer surface and spaced apart from one another; and air flow channels. The air flow channels are formed in spaces between two adjacent strips of the plurality of strips and defined by a shape and size of the spaces between the two adjacent strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Melanie Beauchemin, Christopher Malone
  • Patent number: 11895860
    Abstract: A computing device is disclosed that includes an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The OLED display has a front surface and a back surface. The computing device includes a moveable display support connected to the back surface of the display. In some implementations, the moveable display support is configured to limit bending in one direction to a first bend radius and to limit bending in another direction to a second bend radius. In some implementations, the moveable display support is formed by a plurality of unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Large, Lincoln Matthew Ghioni, Sarat Babu, Matthew James Longbottom, Duncan Alexander Wallis Carter
  • Patent number: 11885556
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a frame on which a panel assembly is mounted in a door provided with a panel assembly of which the inside thereof is visible, and a screen is output. The frame includes a panel assembly mounting part opened so that the panel assembly is mounted; a barrier configured to partition the inside of the door into a PCB accommodating space, in a PCB is disposed, and an insulator accommodating space, in which the insulator is disposed; and a cable guide part which is connected to the panel assembly mounting part and in which a cable configured to connect the panel assembly to the PCB is disposed. A frame cover configured to connect the cable guide part to the barrier in the insulator accommodating space and to guide the cable of the cable guide part into the PCB accommodating space is mounted on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chanuk Kang, Sanghyun Cheon
  • Patent number: 11886244
    Abstract: A belt wearable by a human subject includes a variety of sensors that collect information about the wearer, the wearer's environment, and the wearer's movements. A communication interface on the belt allows sensor data collected by the belt to be transferred to a storage server. In some examples, the communication interface is a Wi-Fi interface, a cellular interface, or a removable memory interface. The data is processed to identify activities performed by the wearer such as walking, driving, and working at heights. In some examples, events such as aggressive driving events, slips and falls, and unsafe lifting are detected. In some examples, this information is used to generate reports that allow an employer to manage the productivity and safety of a workforce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Modjoul, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Eric Martinez, Goutam Koley, Kapil Chalil Madathil
  • Patent number: 11880234
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display surface, a back surface with a first portion and a second portion, and a support assembly. The support assembly includes a first, second, and third boards. The first board includes a first surface, detachably covering the first portion, and a second surface. The second board is bendably connected to the first board and combined with the second portion. The third board includes a pivoted end and a free end. The pivoted end is pivotally connected to the second surface and covers the second board and a portion of the first board. When the first board rotates relative to the first portion, the third board also rotates relative to the second board, the second surface faces the third board, and the second board simultaneously moves along the third board. Accordingly, the display surface is raised up a distance relative to the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Chi-Rong Hsu, Yi-Ting Chen, Po-Nien Chen, Chi-Jung Tsai, Wei Hsiang Tang
  • Patent number: 11877411
    Abstract: An electronic device including a rear plate, and the rear plate itself are disclosed. The rear plate covers a rear surface of the electronic device, and includes: a glass plate including a pattern area, the pattern area including a pattern having a designated shape, in at least a partial area of the glass plate, a printed layer disposed on a first surface of the glass plate, a shielding layer stacked with the printed layer, and a coating layer disposed on a second surface of the glass plate opposite to the first surface, wherein the pattern area of the glass plate includes a plurality of processing lines spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngmin Moon, Hyeonbeom Kim, Jaehyun Bae
  • Patent number: 11853123
    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: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Juan P. Eslava, Peter Lund
  • Patent number: 11846998
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a folding module and a foldable electronic device. A first protrusion and a first sliding slot are provided between a drive portion and a first connection member. A second protrusion and a second sliding slot are provided between the drive portion and a second connection member. A first drive spring and a second drive spring press against the drive portion. In a process in which the first support member folds or unfolds relative to the second support member, folding or unfolding can be implemented provided that the first support member and the second support member rotate by a relatively small angle, so that a speed of folding or unfolding of the first support member relative to the second support member is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Weifeng Wu, Tao Huang, Li Liao, Qiang Zhan, Haiqiang Tian