Patents Examined by Anthony Q. Edwards
  • Patent number: 10670870
    Abstract: A head-mounted display including a body, a bearing base, a separation plate, a knob, a guiding element, a first gear, a second gear and a head belt set is provided. The separation plate is fixed inside the bearing base. The knob is pivoted to the bearing base and located outside the bearing base. The guiding element is pivoted to the bearing base and located inside the bearing base, and is configured to be driven by the knob to rotate. The guiding element includes a shaft portion passing through the bearing base and the separation plate. The first gear and the second gear are sleeved on the shaft portion, and are separated from each other by the separation plate. The head belt set connects the body and the bearing base. The head belt set includes an auxiliary head belt, a first side head belt and a second side head belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: STARVR CORPORATION, Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yen-Chou Chueh, Hui-Ping Sun, Wei-Chih Wang, Kuan-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10672679
    Abstract: A heat spreader for use in a memory system is provided, including a thermally conductive body having a first planar side surface and a second planar side surface opposite the first planar side surface, the first planar side surface configured to attach to a first plurality of co-planar semiconductor devices of a first memory module of the memory system, the second planar side surface configured to attach to a second plurality of co-planar semiconductor devices of a second memory module of the memory system, wherein the first planar side surface and the second planar side surface are separated by a body width w substantially equal to a distance between the first plurality of co-planar semiconductor devices and the second plurality of co-planar semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiaopeng Qu
  • Patent number: 10672548
    Abstract: An apparatus having a fast drop-off in attraction force between magnets is provided. The apparatus includes a first magnet array having a plurality of magnets with different magnetic field orientations fixedly positioned in a first housing. The apparatus also includes an adjacent magnet assembly relative to the first magnet array and provided in a second housing that includes second and third magnet arrays, each having a plurality of magnets with different magnetic field orientations. The apparatus includes an activation mechanism configured to move the adjacent magnet assembly from at least a first relative position to a second relative position. The adjacent magnet assembly in the second relative position has a second magnetic attraction force with the first magnet array that is substantially reduced as compared to a first magnetic attraction force with the first magnet array in the first relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nishant Srinivasan, Daniel Clark Park, Karsten Aagaard, Colin Tiyani Anderson, Michael Robert Schweers, Benoit Guillaume Henri Rouger, Anthony Christian Reed
  • Patent number: 10664025
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a rail member that is attached to a drive unit, a drive case into which the drive unit having the rail member attached thereto is inserted, and a bar member that includes a locking portion. An opening is formed in the rail member, an opening is formed at a position in the drive case corresponding to the opening of the rail member, and the locking portion of the bar member is inserted into the opening of the rail member and the opening of the drive case in a state in which the drive unit is inserted into a predetermined position of the drive case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU CLIENT COMPUTING LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryohei Sato, Ushio Oshima, Akira Saito, Makoto Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10664017
    Abstract: A display includes: a first support member (FSM); a second support member (SSM); joint units (JUs) arranged in a first direction (FD), extending in a second direction (SD), and between the FSM and the SSM; and a flexible display module on the FSM, the SSM, and the JUs. Each JU includes: a body part (BP) extending in the SD; and protruding parts (PP) on opposing sides of the BP, each PP having a fan shape (FS) and being on an upper end of the BP. Each PP includes: an arced curved surface (CS), and a first inclined surface (FIS) and a second inclined surface (SIS) defined as radii of the FS. An angle between the FIS and a third direction (TD) is equivalent to an angle formed between the SIS and the TD. The CSs of some PP on a same upper end of the BP face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoungtae Kim, Hye-ryoung Park, Youngjin Lee, Sungsu Hong
  • Patent number: 10657236
    Abstract: A wearable device that is mounted with a fingerprint recognition sensor is provided. The wearable device includes a housing including a first, a second face facing, and a third face facing, a support structure disposed between the first and second faces, a display disposed on the first face to be exposed, and including a window having a first flange and a second flange disposed to be opposite the first face, and a display module coupled to the window to face the second direction, the display being disposed on one face of the support structure, a printed circuit board disposed on another face of the support structure, at least one light emitter mounted adjacent to the first flange to emit light to a first region of the window, and at least one light receptor mounted adjacent to the second flange to receive light reflected from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyusang Cho, Seunggeol Baek, Kyung-Hoon Song, Yunjang Jin, Kwangsub Lee, Min-Woo Yoo, Chi-Hyun Cho, Jong-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10656681
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    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: 10642316
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, Kevin D. Gibbs, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus
  • Patent number: 10635140
    Abstract: A portable information handling system rotationally couples first and second housing portions with a dual axle sequential hinge. Over a predetermined rotational orientation of one axle, a cam integrated with the axle engages a fulcrum biased into the hinge so that the fulcrum extends out of the hinge to support the information handling system at a support surface. For instance, before rotation of a lid housing portion relative to a main housing portion brings the lid housing portion into contact with the support surface, the fulcrum extends towards the support surface to raise the main housing portion and lid housing portion away from the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Allen B. McKittrick, Chung Jen Ho
  • Patent number: 10635132
    Abstract: A portable information handling system transformation between clamshell and all-in-one configurations is managed by a position manager that senses main and display housing positions to restrict configuration actions if predetermined conditions are detected. For example, transformation to an all-in-one configuration may be restricted if display housing location and rotational orientation are not set before extension of a stand that raises the main housing rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Brandon J. Brocklesby, Priyank Gajiwala, David J. Hernandez, Robert D. Hrehor, Jason S. Morrison, Laurent A. Regimbal, Anthony J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10627874
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an electronic device. The electronic device includes a first enclosure, a second enclosure, a plurality of components, a rotating shaft assembly, and at least one drive member. The components are disposed on the second enclosure. The rotating shaft assembly is disposed in the second enclosure and is connected to the first enclosure. The drive member is connected to the rotating shaft assembly. When the first enclosure is opened relative to the second enclosure, the rotating shaft assembly drives the drive member to push the components, to enable the components to move away from the rotating shaft assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chen Lin, Ing-Jer Chiou
  • Patent number: 10620665
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a terminal display assembly and a mobile terminal. The terminal display assembly includes a display screen, a first light-transmissive cover plate, a light-shielding member and a second light-transmissive cover plate. The display screen defines a first through hole. The first light-transmissive cover plate covers the display screen and defines a second through hole. The second through hole and the first through hole are in communication with each other. The second through hole has a size larger than that of the first through hole to form a supporting surface on the display screen. The second light-transmissive cover plate is provided on the supporting surface to cover the first through hole. The light-shielding member is located between the first light-transmissive cover plate and the second light-transmissive cover plate. The embodiments of the present disclosure may increase display areas of the terminal display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LT
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10620671
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first component, a second component, a dual axis module, and a third component. The second component is flipably disposed at the first component. The dual axis module has a first shaft and a second shaft. The second component is pivoted to the second shaft. The third component is pivoted to the first shaft. The electronic device is switched between a first state, a second state, a third state, and a fourth state. During the switching of the first state to the second state, the first shaft is rotatable relative to the first component and the second shaft is non-rotatable. During the switching of the second state to the third state, the first shaft is non-rotatable and the second shaft is rotatable relative to the first component. During the switching of the third state to the fourth state, the first shaft is rotatable relative to the first component and the second shaft is non-rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Chien Lai, Yen-Hsiao Yeh
  • Patent number: 10624230
    Abstract: An earthquake protective server rack is provided including an upper server rack frame to house a server and a lower server rack frame. The lower server rack frame combines linear modules that dissipate earthquake energy along the X- and Y-axes and a dampening module that dissipates earthquake energy along a Z-axis. Mechanical movement of the feet on the lower server rack frame permits movement of the protective sever rack on rollers or alternatively to permit full function of the earthquake energy absorbing function while supported by the feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Ming Chen, Wen-Lung Liao, Ta-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 10613582
    Abstract: A docking mechanism is described. The docking mechanism may include a locking protrusion and a locking receptacle configured to receive the locking protrusion and having an inclined surface. The docking mechanism may include a wedging member abutting the inclined surface. The docking mechanism may include a locking detent. The locking detent may have a spring configured to bias the locking detent towards the locking protrusion. Computing devices that include docking mechanisms are also described. Methods of use of the docking mechanisms are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Ian Rosen, Joseph Benjamin Gault, Cesar Ambriz Rios, Anthony E. Hillyerd
  • Patent number: 10606218
    Abstract: A composite housing of an electronic device can include a substrate having a shape that partially defines an internal volume of the electronic device and includes ceramic fibers arranged in a weave pattern and embedded in a matrix material. The composite housing can also include an overmold material at least partially surrounding the substrate and an antenna integrated into the overmold material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Scott W. Slabaugh
  • Patent number: 10606319
    Abstract: A portable information handling system transforms from a clamshell configuration to an all-in-one configuration by removing a keyboard from a main housing, sliding the display housing in a guide formed under the keyboard and raising a rear side of the main housing to elevate the display. A brake interfaces with the display housing through the guide to lock the display at variable heights. A brake release selectively releases the brake to allow display height adjustment by adjusting the relative position of the display housing at the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Brandon J. Brocklesby, Priyank Gajiwala, David J. Hernandez, Robert D. Hrehor, Jason S. Morrison, Laurent A. Regimbal, Anthony J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10599193
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device with a metal housing that includes a main body portion and a separated portion. The separated portion is connected to the main body portion by plastic to form an accommodating space of the metal housing. The side walls of the main body portion have a slit extending from a first side wall to a second side wall. The separated portion is suspended in the slit and connected to the main body portion by the plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huaqiao Li
  • Patent number: 10599101
    Abstract: A consumer product that is a portable and, in some cases, a wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device may have functionalities including: keeping time; monitoring a user's physiological signals and providing health-related information based on those signals; communicating with other electronic devices or services; visually depicting data on a display; gather data from one or more sensors that may be used to initiate, control, or modify operations of the device; determine a location of a touch on a surface of the device and/or an amount of force exerted on the device, and use either or both as input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Jonathan Ive, Julian Hoenig, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 10588228
    Abstract: A length of an expandable mechanism of a hinge in a case where a first face of a first housing and a second face of a second housing are disposed facing each other is longer than a length of the expandable mechanism of the hinge in a case where a back face of the first face of the first housing and a back face of the second face of the second housing are disposed facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayuki Kikuchi