Patents Examined by Anthony Q. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11073863
    Abstract: A foldable display device is described. The foldable display device comprises: a first support member and a second support member, which are separated from each other, a display module disposed on the first support member and the second support member, a hinge coupling one side of the first support member and one side of the second support member, a hinge cover surrounding the hinge and comprising a dust cap on an upper edge thereof, a first back cover disposed under the first support member and comprising a first protrusion at one end thereof, and a second back cover disposed under the second support member and comprising a second protrusion at one end thereof, the dust cap is in contact with the first protrusion and the second protrusion when the display module is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Yong Kim, In Soo Park, Jin Yong Sim
  • Patent number: 11074836
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display module, a first supporting portion, a second supporting portion, and a reinforcing member. A folding region, a first non-folding region and a second non-folding region are defined in the display module, when viewed in a plan view. The display module displays an image. The folding region is foldable about an imaginary folding axis, and the first and second non-folding regions are adjacent to two opposite sides, respectively, of the folding region, respectively. The first supporting portion supports the first non-folding region. The second supporting portion supports the second non-folding region and is spaced apart from the first supporting portion. The reinforcing member is adhered to the first and second supporting portions. The reinforcing member includes an incision pattern, which overlaps the folding axis in the folding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaiku Shin, Dongjin Park, Hansun Ryou, Dongwoo Seo, Sung Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 11073869
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device according to an embodiment includes: a deformable display panel; a first window disposed on the deformable display panel; a first adhesive disposed between the deformable display panel and the first window; a second window disposed on the first window, the second window including a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a side surface disposed between the first surface and the second surface; a second adhesive disposed between the first window and the second window; and a shatterproof coating (SPC) provided on at least a part of the side surface of the second window and the first surface of the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungho Ahn, Jonghae Kim
  • Patent number: 11068028
    Abstract: A device dock can include a support for a display device; a top side; a bottom side that includes one or more feet; a sloped front side; a sloped back side, where the sloped back side slopes in a direction outwardly away from the bottom side; and a wall mount operatively coupled to the sloped back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kathryn Marie Cubrilovic, Thomas Perelli, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 11071228
    Abstract: A rack system for one or more computing systems is described. The rack system may include support structures, or rack structures, and a housing affixed or un-affixed to the support structures. The rack system may include rails, including telescoping rails, affixed to the support structures and coupled to the computing system. When the rack system is in a closed position, the computing system is positioned within the housing. When the rack system is in an open position, the computing system is removed from the housing and the components of the computing system are accessible. In the open position, only components on one surface of the circuit board are accessible. However, the computing system can rotate, thereby placing the components on the opposing surface of the circuit board in an accessible position. Alternatively, the housing can be affixed to the computing system, and include modifications for access to the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Hershey, Christoph M. Pistor, Bartley K. Andre, Richard D. Kosoglow, Michael D. McBroom, Shravan Bharadwaj, Jonathan L. Berk, Houtan R. Farahani, James M. Cuseo, William R. Allan, II, David C. Parell, Eric A. Knopf, Seth G. McFarland
  • Patent number: 11064624
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a base, a fastening assembly, a fixing assembly and a first recovery member. The base has a rail be inserted by a board card. The fastening assembly is movably coupled to the base and detachably secures the board card. The fastening assembly includes a sliding member and a rotation member. The sliding member is slidably connected to the base. The rotation member is pivotally connected to the sliding member and includes an abutting end and a latch end. The rotation member selectively causes the abutting end and the latch end to be inserted into the rail. The fixing assembly is connected to the base and the fastening assembly, and secures the fastening assembly in a locked status. The first recovery member moves the fastening assembly from the fixed position toward an entrance of the rail when the locked status is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tai-Jung Sung, Yi-Hsin Chen
  • Patent number: 11064613
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for encapsulating a flexible electronic device with a waterproof layer are provided. In some embodiments, a manufacturing process is provided where a hotmelt layer is positioned over a flexible substrate that has at least one electronic component. Then, heat and/or pressure are applied to the hotmelt layer causing the hotmelt layer to flow around the at least one component to encapsulate the at least one component and form a waterproof layer. Various embodiments for forming the hotmelt layer and various embodiments of the flexible electronic device with the hotmelt layer are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Flex Ltd.
    Inventors: Weifeng Liu, William L. Uy, Dongkai Shangguan
  • Patent number: 11064629
    Abstract: A device casing includes a casing body and a detachable bracket. The casing body has first and second supporting frames opposite to each other, and first and second guiding slots formed on the first supporting frame. The first guiding slot has a first open end and a first closed end. The second guiding slot has a second open end and a second closed end. The detachable bracket is detachably disposed between the first and second supporting frames and has first and second sliding posts. The first sliding post is rotatably disposed at the first closed end. The second sliding post is slidably disposed at the second closed end. By the structural constraint between the first and second guiding slots and the first and second sliding posts respectively, the detachable bracket can stably rotate relative to the casing body and can be installed onto the casing body easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corp., Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Chang Yang, Jeng-Ting Pan
  • Patent number: 11064627
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology generally relate to systems and methods for storing datacenter equipment. More specifically, some embodiments relate to a datacenter rack (“computing rack”) that can be adjusted to fit various sizes of computing equipment and can be stacked with additional computing racks. In certain embodiments, the computing rack includes an enclosure for storing a plurality of computing units as well as one or more adjustable vertical mounting rails coupled to the frame of the computing rack for accommodating different sizes and specifications of equipment. The computing rack additionally includes components for stacking the unit with additional computing racks such that a set of stacked computing racks can fit multiple different sizes and specifications of computing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Patent number: 11061444
    Abstract: A portable information device is disclosed. The portable information device includes a first chassis having a first display, a second chassis having a second display, and a hinge mechanism rotatably couples the first chassis to the second chassis. The hinge mechanism includes a set of hinge shafts with axial directions provided along an aligning direction of the first and second chassis, a slide support part supported by the first chassis to be slidable along the aligning direction to support a first one of the hinge shafts closest to the first chassis in a manner to be relatively rotatable, and a fixed support part fixed to the second chassis to support a second one of the hinge shafts closest to the second chassis in a manner to be relatively rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Fusanobu Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Yamazaki, Hiroshi Itoh, Atsushi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 11048295
    Abstract: A cover window for a display device comprising a substrate, a joining layer and an outer cover, wherein the cover window has at least one folding region and at least one non-folding region. The substrate in the folding region has openings filled with at least a first filler material and a second filler material, wherein a stiffness of the first filler material is less than a stiffness of the second filler material, and the stiffness of the second filler material is less than a stiffness of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tim Michael Smeeton
  • Patent number: 11042195
    Abstract: A mobile terminal able to be switched from a first state to a second state by expanding in a first direction includes a first frame, a second frame movable in a sliding manner from the first frame, a slide frame movable in the first direction or in the second direction with respect to the second frame, a roller coupled to one side of the second frame in a manner of being rotatable in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction, a flexible display unit including a third region bent while surrounding the second frame, and a rolling plate having one surface, wherein the flexible display unit is attached to said one surface of the rolling plate, wherein the roller contains a high friction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungchul Hong, Insu Song, Minsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11042199
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a cover, a hinge structure, a base, and a removable component. The base is pivotally connected to the cover through the hinge structure, and the base comprises an accommodating groove adjacent to the cover. The removable component is detachably disposed in the accommodating groove. When the removable component is disposed at a first position in the accommodating groove, the hinge structure locks a rotation of the cover relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hung-Lu Chan
  • Patent number: 11042201
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a head-mounted display device, including a body and a fan. The body is used for wearing on a user's face. The body has an airflow channel, a first tuyere, and a second tuyere. The airflow channel is connected to the outside via the first tuyere and the airflow channel is connected to a space between the body and the user's face via the second tuyere. The fan is configured in the airflow channel and is used for driving the airflow in the airflow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Hsun Chang, Kuan-Ying Ou
  • Patent number: 11042197
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a composite hinge assembly, comprising a clamping portion and a rotating shaft portion fixed relative to the clamping portion and extending out of the two ends of the clamping portion. An inner surface of the clamping portion defining a slot, and an outer surface of the clamping portion is a damping layer made of an elastic material. The present disclosure also discloses a tablet computer kit and a multi-functional keypad thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD
    Inventors: Bingquan Li, Li Zong, Aijun Zou
  • Patent number: 11036256
    Abstract: In an example, a handle may include a grip to attach to a device, an attachment post disposed on a first end of the grip, a slot interface disposed on a second end of the grip, and a supplemental interface disposed in between the attachment post and the slot interface. The attachment post, the slot interface, and the supplemental interface may extend radially out from the grip and may attach the grip to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul R Lalinde
  • Patent number: 11026342
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electronic device including a chassis, a mainboard, a tray, a positioning component, and a cage assembly. The mainboard is disposed on the chassis. The tray is disposed on the chassis and located above the mainboard. The positioning component is fixed to the mainboard. The cage assembly includes a cage and a linkage assembly. The cage has a contact portion. The contact portion is disposed on the tray. The linkage assembly, includes an actuating lever and latch. The actuating lever is movably disposed on the cage. The actuating lever and the contact portion are respectively located at two opposite sides of the cage. The latch is connected to the actuating lever and has an engaging portion. The engaging portion is engageable with the positioning component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Wen Huang, Zhi-Tao Yu, Bo-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 11023009
    Abstract: A folding member includes first and second supporting members, joint units connected, on first sides thereof, to the first supporting member, connected, on second sides thereof, to the second supporting member, and coupled to one another to be rotatable along a first curved trajectory, a third supporting member below the first supporting member, a fourth supporting member below the second supporting member, and a hinge member providing first and second rotational axes, which are parallel to each other, to first sides of the third and fourth supporting members, respectively, that are opposite to each other. Each of the joint units includes a first guide part in an area on a bottom thereof. And each of the third and fourth supporting members includes, in an area thereof, a second guide part which guides the first guide part to rotate along the first curved trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Yong Kim, Chang Min Park
  • Patent number: 11023020
    Abstract: A housing assembly for a solid state drive (SSD) includes a carrier cage configured to be fixed to a riser board, the carrier cage including a peripheral wall having at least one carrier slot. A carrier tray configured to house the SSD includes an interior compartment at least partially defined by the walls of the carrier tray. A first fixture is disposed at a first end of the carrier tray to engage the SSD. A second fixture is disposed at the second end of the carrier tray, opposite the first end, to engage the SSD, wherein the carrier tray is removably disposed within the carrier slot of the carrier cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SMART Embedded Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Suzanne Marye Wong, Kendra Renee Konopka
  • Patent number: 11016527
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device capable of maintaining flatness of a display by minimizing stress occurring at an inflection point at which a length of the display changes rapidly upon folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jungsik Park, Jeong Woo, Gidae Kim, Kangmoon Kim, Moohyun Baek, Jungchul An