Patents Examined by Anthony Q. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11515501
    Abstract: A display device includes: a frame that includes a plurality of protrusions; a display panel disposed on the frame that includes a planar portion and a curved portion; a pressure sensing unit disposed between the frame and the display panel that overlaps the curved portion and that includes a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes disposed in a different layer; and a pressure sensing drive unit connected to the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes. Any one of the plurality of second electrodes at least partially overlaps any one of the plurality of first electrodes. At least one of the plurality of protrusions overlaps a region where one of the plurality of first electrodes and one of the plurality of second electrodes overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taehee Lee, Wonki Hong
  • Patent number: 11513564
    Abstract: A casing structure including a plastic casing, at least one metal component, and a conductive layer is provided. The at least one metal component is disposed on the plastic casing, and at least one side surface of the at least one metal component is covered by the plastic casing. The conductive layer is disposed on the metal component and extends to the plastic casing. In addition, a manufacturing method of the casing structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Chin-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 11507144
    Abstract: A rotary shaft and an electronic device having the rotary shaft, the rotary shaft being applied to a foldable electronic device, and the rotary shaft comprising at least one rotary shaft assembly, wherein the rotary shaft assembly comprises: a rotation shaft, a gear sleeved on the rotation shaft, and a first rotating arm, an end of the first rotating arm being fixedly connected to the gear; and a second rotating arm, a first end of the second rotating arm being provided with a rack that engages with the gear. The first rotating arm drives the gear to rotate about the rotation shaft such that a second end of the second rotating arm moves toward a direction away from or close to the rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xinfu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11500415
    Abstract: A laptop computer and a chassis thereof are disclosed. The chassis comprises a display case, a host case, a shielding member and a connecting member. The display case includes an upper cover having a first notch and a screen frame connected with the upper cover. The host case includes a keyboard frame having a second notch and a bottom cover having a third notch. The bottom cover is connected with the keyboard frame. The first, second and third notches together form an accommodation space to accommodate at least one pivot structure. The display case is rotatable relative to the host case through the pivot structure. The shielding member is configured to cover at least part of the first notch. The connecting member is disposed between the display case and the host case, and located in the accommodation space. The pivot structure is located in the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Lu, Hsin-Min Tien
  • Patent number: 11501668
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel having a foldable area; and a support disposed on a bottom surface of the display panel, the support including a plurality of projections spaced apart from each other in the foldable area and being inclined relative to the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Young Wang, Dong Su Yee
  • Patent number: 11493954
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module, a case with a first cover, a second cover and a coupling cover, a first metal plate disposed between the display module and the case that includes a first fixed portion and a first rotatable portion, a second metal plate disposed between the display module and the case that includes a second fixed portion and a second rotatable portion, a first hinge rotatably connected to the coupling cover that includes a first fixed support portion that supports the first fixed portion and a first portion that supports the first or second rotatable portion according to rotation of the first cover, and a second binge rotatably connected to the coupling cover and including a second fixed support portion that supports the second fixed portion and a second portion that supports the first or second rotatable portion according to rotation of the second cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Kwon Soh
  • Patent number: 11490532
    Abstract: Examples of hinge assemblies are described. In an example implementation, a hinge assembly includes hinge elements which are interconnected to move the hinge assembly between a folded position and an unfolded position. The hinge assembly further includes elastic members disposed between the hinge elements at a first side and a second side thereof. When the hinge assembly is moved from the unfolded position towards the folded position, elastic members at the first side are decompressed and elastic members at the second side are stretched. When the hinge assembly is moved from the folded position towards the unfolded position, elastic members at the first side are compressed and the elastic members at the second side are destretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu, Chi-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 11485114
    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: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungho Ahn, Jonghae Kim
  • Patent number: 11486426
    Abstract: In a snap-fit for attaching a second unit to a first unit, an engaging member provided on the second unit includes: a claw configured to restrict movement of the second unit relative the first unit in a removing direction; an elastic support configured to support the claw so as to be movable in a direction intersecting the removing direction and in a releasing direction in which the claw is released from the engagement with an engaged member provided on the first unit; and an operative part provided on the elastic support and configured to release an engagement of the engaging member with the engaged member. The operative part includes at least a portion that overlaps the claw with respect to the removing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11474561
    Abstract: A window includes a first cover layer, a second cover layer, and a first adhesive part. The first cover layer includes a first non-folding area, a folding area, and a second non-folding area that are arranged in a first direction, and a plurality of first recessed portions recessed from a top surface of the folding area and extended in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The second cover layer is disposed on the first cover layer. The first adhesive part is disposed between the first cover layer and the second cover layer, and includes protrusions disposed in the plurality of first recessed portions of the first cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanghoon Kim, Minsang Koo, Kyung-Man Kim, Seungho Kim, Min-Hoon Choi, Seongjin Hwang
  • Patent number: 11474564
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a flexible display module, a case, first and second support plates, and a first protective film. The flexible display module includes a display surface and a back surface opposing the display surface. The case is on the back surface and includes: a hinge portion, and first and second covers rotatably coupled to the hinge portion in first and second directions, respectively. The second direction is opposite the first direction. The first support plate is between the flexible display module and the first cover, and supports a first side portion of the flexible display module. The second support plate is between the flexible display module and the second cover, and supports a second side portion of the flexible display module. The first protective film is coupled between the first and second support plates, and covers the back surface exposed between the first and second support plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Kwon Soh
  • Patent number: 11474569
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a hinge mechanism, a spring, and a cable extending from the first body to the second body. The second body is connected to the first body through the hinge mechanism. The first body has a first pillar, a second pillar, and a third pillar. The second pillar is located between the first pillar and the third pillar. The spring is disposed in the first body as corresponding to the second pillar. The cable includes a first winding segment extending through a gap between the first pillar and the second pillar, a second winding segment extending through a gap between the second pillar and the spring, and a third winding segment extending through a gap between the second pillar and the third pillar. Two ends of the spring are respectively connected to the first body and the second winding segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Pao-Min Huang, Tzu-Wei Lin, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Patent number: 11477895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular keyboard, monitor, mouse (KMM) system for use in an equipment rack. The system may have a tray subsystem and an electronics subsystem adapted to rest on and be removably secured to the tray subsystem. The electronics subsystem has a housing including a recess, the recess being shaped to nestably support a keyboard therein. A monitor is pivotally supported from the electronics subsystem and movable between a first position, extending up from the electronics subsystem so as to be viewable for use by a user, to a second position for storage such that the monitor is positioned parallel to the housing of the electronics subsystem. A keyboard is removably secured to the electronics subsystem within the recess. The monitor covers at least a substantial portion of the keyboard when folded down into the second position for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: VERTIV IT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Wood, Christopher A Dejesus, Amanda L. Conger, Dan Bidwell, Jonathan Osborne
  • Patent number: 11467626
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source configured to emit light, a display panel capable of receiving the light from a first surface side and transmitting the light to a second surface side, and a cylindrical hood extending to the first surface side of the display panel from the light source and covering a periphery of an optical axis of the light. The hood is made of black resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Mifune
  • Patent number: 11470735
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a display panel including a foldable display area, and a first panel support member supporting the display panel, the first panel support member overlapping a first area of the display panel. The foldable display device includes a second panel support member supporting the display panel, the second panel support member overlapping a second area of the display panel, and a hinge device including base hinge devices coupled to the first panel support member and the second panel support member to guide folding and unfolding of the display panel with respect to virtual rotation axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Yong Kim, In Soo Park, Jin Yong Sim
  • Patent number: 11455017
    Abstract: A hinge for a mobile terminal having an inwardly bendable flexible screen comprises: a three-member mechanism consisting of a left supporting plate, a middle supporting plate and a right supporting plate which are rotatably and sequentially connected; a left supporting frame; a right supporting frame; and a middle U-shaped outer cover. Both ends of the three-member mechanism are free ends, such that the left supporting plate, the middle supporting plate and the right supporting plate are flexible screen supporting members capable of moving up and down. After moving up, the left supporting plate, the middle supporting plate and the right supporting plate form a flexible screen supporting face, and after moving down, the components are in a bent state, thereby providing a space for bending of the flexible screen. After moving down, the middle supporting plate reaches a bottom portion of the middle U-shaped outer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HANGZHOU AMPHENOL PHOENIX TELECOM PARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaojie Liu
  • Patent number: 11455008
    Abstract: A system can include a first housing that includes a processor and memory accessible to the processor; a second housing that includes a display operatively coupled to the processor; a hinge Fassembly that rotatably couples the first housing and the second housing, where the hinge assembly includes permanent magnets that generate a first magnetic field and a second magnetic field orientable with respect to each other via rotation of the second housing with respect to the first housing, where the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field include an aligned orientation, generate a clockwise restoring torque responsive to rotation in a first rotational direction from the aligned orientation, and generate a counterclockwise restoring torque responsive to rotation in a second, opposite rotational direction from the aligned orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Holung, Bouziane Yebka, Philip John Jakes, Tin-Lup Wong, Kenneth Scott Seethaler
  • Patent number: 11449096
    Abstract: A foldable display device is provided, which includes a foldable body, a flexible display panel, and a keyboard film. The keyboard film is housed on one side of the foldable body when not in use, and it can be flipped to one side of the flexible display panel away from the foldable body to match a virtual keyboard area to realize a function of simulating a feel of an external physical keyboard. Therefore, work efficiency of the foldable display device in a notebook mode as well as portability are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuo Zhang, Guobao Jiang, Zikang Feng
  • Patent number: 11442498
    Abstract: A universal bracket includes a first wall, a second wall, and a third wall. The first wall is configured to be fixed to a first circuit card and a second circuit card. The first circuit card and the second circuit card include any of at least two different standardized types of circuit cards. The second wall is opposite the first wall. The third wall extends between the first wall and the second wall and is configured to be fixed to a riser card having a first connector for receiving a first mating connector of the first circuit card and a second connector for receiving a second mating connector of the second circuit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SMART EMBEDDED COMPUTING, INC.
    Inventors: Siva Prasad Jangili Ganga, Christopher M. Madsen
  • Patent number: 11442507
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a main framework, a back cover, a door cover, a functional module and a stop element. The back cover covers the main framework and has an expansion window. The door cover covers the expansion window. The functional module is disposed on an inner side of the door cover and electrically connected to a motherboard in the main framework. An operation interface corresponding in position to an outer side of the door cover is disposed on one side of the functional module. One side and the other side of the functional module oppose each other. The stop element is disposed on the inner side of the door cover, abuts against the other side of the functional module, and thus prevents the functional module from retracting under an external force. Therefore, the mobile electronic device is insusceptible to a collision and a fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuang-Yeh Chang