Patents Examined by Anthony Q. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11914432
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a pivot element, a heat source, a first flexible heat conductive element, and a flip cover is provided. The pivot element is connected to the second body, and the second body is pivotally connected to the first body through the pivot element. The heat source is disposed in the first body. The first flexible heat conductive element is thermally coupled to the heat source and extends toward the pivot element from the heat source. The first flexible heat conductive element passes through the pivot element and extends into the inside of the second body and is thus thermally coupled to the second body. The flip cover is pivotally connected to the first body and located on a moving path of the pivot element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh Wang, Wen-Neng Liao, Cheng-Wen Hsieh, Chuan-Hua Wang, Yi-Ta Huang
  • Patent number: 11914426
    Abstract: A computing device can include a processor; memory accessible to the processor; a display housing that includes a display operatively coupled to the processor, display housing bumper supports and peripheral display housing bumpers mounted to the display housing bumper supports; a base housing that includes base housing bumper supports and peripheral base housing bumpers mounted to the base housing bumper supports; and a hinge assembly that couples the display housing and the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Ent
  • Patent number: 11917780
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices. One example relates to a device that has a first portion hingedly secured along a spine and a second portion hingedly secured along the spine. The example can also include a first spine cover secured relative to the spine and extending into the first portion and a second spine cover secured relative to the spine and extending into the second portion. An extent to which the first spine cover extends into the first portion and the second spine cover extends into the second portion is controlled by an angular orientation of the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Devin Caplow-Munro, Denys Yaremenko, Brett Tomky, Luke Schwartzel, Anne Pirie, Errol Mark Tazbaz
  • Patent number: 11905629
    Abstract: A fabric-based item may include a housing that is covered in fabric. Areas of the fabric may overlap input circuitry such as button switches, touch sensors, force sensors, proximity sensors, and other sensing circuitry and may overlap other components such as light-emitting components and haptic output devices. The fabric-based item may include control circuitry that gathers user input from the input circuitry and wireless communications circuitry that the control circuitry uses to transmit remote control commands and other wireless signals in response information from the input circuitry. The fabric-based item may have a weight that is located in the housing to orient the housing in a desired direction when the housing rests on a surface. A movable weight may tilt the housing in response to proximity sensor signals or other input. Portions of the fabric may overlap light-emitting components and optical fiber configured to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Podhajny, Daniel D. Sunshine, Kathryn P. Crews
  • Patent number: 11903159
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a device body and a power distribution module. The power distribution module includes a main body, a handle, at least one first frame and at least one first elastic member. The main body is detachably disposed on the device body. The handle is rotatably connected to the main body. The at least one first frame is slidably disposed on the device body. The at least one first elastic member is connected between the device body and the at least one first frame. The at least one first frame blocks the handle by an elastic force of the at least one first elastic member, so that the main body is limited on the device body. In addition, a power distribution module suitable for the electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jun-Hong Chen, Yong-Qing Zhong, Yisheng Chen, Zhao-Ping Fu
  • Patent number: 11899503
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing coupled to the first housing, a plurality of first adhesive portions arranged between the first housing and the second housing, and spaced apart from each other along a first perimeter portion of the first housing, and a plurality of second adhesive portions arranged between the plurality of first adhesive portions and arranged along a second perimeter portion of the first housing, wherein the first adhesive portions include an adhesive support portion extending in one direction and a first adhesive material arranged on one side or both sides of the adhesive support portion, and the second adhesive portions include a second adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoang Nguyen Van, Tri Bui Dac, Dieu Le Hoang, Thang Ngo Van, Trung Nguyen Duc
  • Patent number: 11899507
    Abstract: A display device includes a first body and a second body, a hinge part disposed between the first body and the second body and connected to the first body and the second body, a support plate connected to the first body and the second body, and a display panel attached to the support plate. The second body includes a first part and a second part that are slidably engaged, and the second part of the second body slides out from the first part of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 11899501
    Abstract: A disclosed apparatus includes a panel configured to vibrate, a vibration generator configured to vibrate the panel, a first rear cover configured to support the vibration generator, a second rear cover configured to cover at least a portion of the first rear cover and the vibration generator, and a sound generator between the panel and the second rear cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JeongMan Lee, Sunho Park
  • Patent number: 11899500
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Min Choi, Sung-Gun Cho, Woong-Chan Kim, Dae-Hyeong Park, Sung-Joo Cho, Young-Sik Choi, Soon-Woong Yang, Min-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 11890993
    Abstract: An entertainment system including a removable seat-back display unit and a docking station. The seat-back display unit can include a rotating latch butterfly release mechanism that prevents unauthorized release of the display unit from the docking station. The system can include a three-point attachment system that provides additional protection against accidental detachment of the display unit, and provide safety in the event of partial dislodging. The system can include a current control pin system that ensures that current is not provided from the docking station to the display unit until the respective connectors have been properly engaged. The system can also include a heat dissipation system that employs the docking station to share the heat dissipation load with the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Safran Passenger Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Samuel A. Carswell, Austin Cotler, John Park, Ernesto Ramirez, Steve Sargeant
  • Patent number: 11886241
    Abstract: A foldable display including a first bracket, a second bracket, a rotating shaft connecting the first and the second brackets, at least one third bracket screwed to the rotating shaft, a fourth bracket movably coupled to the second and the third brackets, a flexible display disposed on the first and the fourth brackets, and a flexible supporting member disposed on the flexible display to be bent or flattened along with the flexible display is provided. The rotation of the rotating shaft drives the fourth bracket via the third bracket to move relative to the second bracket. The flexible supporting member is filled in a space composed of the fourth bracket, the second bracket, the first bracket, and the flexible display. A portable electronic device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yen-Chou Chueh, Chun-Hsien Chen, Chi-Tai Ho, Chih-Heng Tsou, Chun-Hung Wen
  • Patent number: 11889669
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a heat sink plane disposed on a bottom surface of a display panel and configured in such a way that a coupling groove with a circuit board accommodated therein is formed in the guide panel, which is coupled to the bottom surface of the heat sink plane, to attach and detach the circuit board into and from the coupling groove through a guide holder disposed on a guide panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyo-Jin Bang
  • Patent number: 11886243
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel includes a first surface where images are displayed, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the display panel being folded with a curvature, and a sliding member disposed on the second surface of the display panel and configured to slide a part of the display panel so that the curvature of the display panel is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 11889651
    Abstract: A rack mountable bracket is described. The bracket is mountable to a rack configured for mounting equipment. The rack is also configured according to a rack standard (e.g., EIA-310) that specifies how rails of the rack are disposed, one rail to another, and how a strip of holes disposed along a length of each rail is spaced, one hole to another. In one or more implementations, the bracket includes a pair of mounting edges for mounting the bracket to a mounting pair of the rails using hole strips of the mounting pair of rails. The bracket also includes an equipment mounting rail having a hole strip disposed along a length of the rail with holes spaced according to the rack standard. The equipment mounting rail is disposed between the mounting edges, such that when the bracket is mounted to the mounting pair of rails the bracket is horizontally oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Dante Joseph Gruppo, Joshua Sattler
  • Patent number: 11886254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foldable electronic device including a flexible display, a first housing and a second housing, a hinge housing, and a hinge structure. The hinge structure includes a first rotary member coupled to the first housing, a second rotary member coupled to the second housing, a first arm part coupled to the first rotary member and including a first rotary cam, a second arm part coupled to the second rotary member and including a second rotary cam, a fixed cam part including a first fixed cam engaged with the first rotary cam, a second fixed cam engaged with the second rotary cam, and a cam body connecting the first fixed cam and the second fixed cam, a stopper that restricts rotational angles of the arm parts, and an additional structure disposed between the stopper and the fixed cam part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyungsoo Kim, Jungjin Kim, Jaeho Kang, Giyun Lee, Iksu Jung
  • Patent number: 11881128
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display panel, a display device and a method for manufacturing the display panel. The display panel includes a display area and a bending area located outside the display area; and includes a substrate and a plurality of metal traces, the substrate includes a first barrier layer provided with a plurality of through-hole grooves, and the plurality of metal traces are located on the first barrier layer, and arranged by avoiding the through-hole grooves on the first barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: KUNSHAN NEW FLAT PANEL DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CENTER CO., LTD., KUNSHAN GO-VISIONOX OPTO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Li Lin, Zhenzhen Han, Siming Hu, Weilong Li, Lu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11880236
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a computer body and a handle. The handle, operable to be located at a closed position and an open position relative to the computer body, includes a body component for holding of a user, a movable member and an auxiliary member. One end of the movable member is pivotally connected to the body component and the other end is pivotally connected to the computer body. The auxiliary component is disposed on one end of the body component, and is abutted against one side of the movable member. During a movement process of the handle between the closed position and the open position, at least a portion of the movable member is kept in contact with the auxiliary member. When the handle is at the closed position and the open position, the auxiliary member and the body component jointly secure the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: GETAC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wan-Lin Hsu, Juei-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 11877420
    Abstract: A computing unit configured to be mounted in a HPC cabinet comprising an external body and an internal body. The internal body includes a bottom tray, bottom secondary electronic components, at least a bottom connector connected to the bottom secondary electronic components and a top tray being releasably coupled with the bottom tray. The top tray includes top secondary electronic components and at least a top connector connected to the top secondary electronic components, wherein the top connector is configured to cooperate with the bottom connector when the top tray is coupled with the bottom tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Sakthivel Mohanasundaram, Mohanakumara Prakasha
  • Patent number: 11874697
    Abstract: A monitor mount is configured to detachably secure a monitor via a coupling which can be disengaged with an actuator. The monitor mount may be configured to detachably secure the monitor to a support structure via a clip. The monitor may have a reversible cover. The monitor may have a simplified back portion. The simplified back portion may omit couplings or electrical connections such that a back surface of the monitor is continuous. A rack is configured to detachably secure a module therein in multiple positions in which the module is mechanically connected to the rack and electrically connected or disconnected to the rack. The monitor may be a patient monitor and the module may be a patient monitoring module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DRAGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Peter A. Lund, Andrew T. Provencher, Zachary K. Hennings, Rajesh S. Rane, Thomas Swyst, Christopher Aiston
  • Patent number: 11874708
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one hinge assembly and two bodies. The hinge assembly includes a main body and two shafts. One end of each of the shafts is pivotally connected to the main body, another end of each of the shafts has an embedded portion, and the embedded portion has a roughened structure thereon. The two bodies correspond to the two shafts respectively, each of the bodies has at least one depression, and the embedded portion of each of the shafts is embedded in the depression of the corresponding body and contacts an inner wall of the depression through the roughened structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu