Patents Examined by Christopher L Augustin
  • Patent number: 11960328
    Abstract: The present application provides a foldable display device. The foldable display device includes a display panel and a rotation mechanism supporting the display panel. The rotation mechanism includes a first sliding member and a second sliding member. The first sliding member and the second sliding member are slidably connected to the first base. Relative sliding of the first sliding member and the second sliding member drives opposite sides of the rotation mechanism to be folded synchronously to improve fluency and stability in a folding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guobao Jiang
  • Patent number: 11960333
    Abstract: A display panel, a method for manufacturing the display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a display region and a bezel region, the display region includes at least one first bending region extending in a first direction, and the bezel region includes a second bending region extending in a second direction crossing the first direction. At least one position where an extension line of the at least one first bending region crosses an extension line of the second bending region forms at least one overlapping region, and the display panel further includes a hollowed-out structure formed in the at least one overlapping region and penetrating a display surface and a non-display surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Wang, Bing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11960323
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display device. The display device includes a back plate and a bending portion. The display panel includes laminated support components, display modules, and protection components. The support component includes a body and an extension portion. An interval region is defined between the display module and an inner side wall of the bending portion, the protection component includes a first portion corresponding to the interval region and a second portion located at an end portion of the bending portion, and the extension portion supports the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Hai Huang, Wei Bi
  • Patent number: 11933351
    Abstract: The present application provides a hinge, a flexible display panel, and an electronic device, the electronic device includes a flexible display panel, the flexible display panel comprises a flexible display panel body and a hinge, the hinge comprises a first transmission member, a second transmission member, a third transmission member, and a fourth transmission member to form a four-link structure, such that a first rotating mechanism and a second rotating mechanism may achieve an effect of bilateral synchronous rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guobao Jiang
  • Patent number: 11927994
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a pivot mechanism and an electronic device applying the same. The electronic device includes a first body and a second body that are individually independent. The pivot mechanism is configured to turn the second body relative to the first body so that the second body may be in an open position or a closed position. The pivot mechanism includes a base and a pivot structure. The base includes a first connecting member and a second connecting member, which are fixedly connected on a top portion and a peripheral portion of the first body, respectively. Extension directions of the first second connecting members are perpendicular to each other. The pivot structure is disposed on the first connecting member, and is fixedly connected to the second body. Accordingly, stable joining of the first second bodies is ensured, and turning stability and smoothness are at the same time satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Getac Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Kun-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 11925005
    Abstract: Systems and methods. The methods comprise: causing bellows to transition from expanded states to collapsed states by removing a first fluid therefrom (the bellows being coupled to opposing sidewalls of a chassis configured to structurally support at least one circuit card); receiving the at least one circuit card in a cavity of the chassis; causing the bellows to transition from the collapsed states to at least partially expanded states by allowing the first fluid to enter the bellows; applying a pushing force by each said bellow to an intermediary structure disposed between the bellow and the circuit card; and creating a seal between the intermediary structure and the circuit card when the bellow is in the at least partially expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Clarke O. Fowler
  • Patent number: 11924595
    Abstract: An electronic device may include: a housing including a front plate oriented in a first direction, a rear plate oriented in a second direction opposite the first direction, and a side member enclosing at least a part of a space between the front plate and the rear plate. The electronic device further including a display disposed to be visible through the front plate; a printed circuit board disposed between the display and the rear plate; a support structure having a first face oriented in the first direction and supporting the display and a second face oriented in the second direction and supporting the printed circuit board; a conductive member disposed between the support structure and the rear plate; and a sealing structure disposed between the conductive member and the rear plate, the sealing structure extending along a periphery of the conductive member and formed in a closed curve shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wontae Jeong, Eungkyu Park, Dongyeop Lee, Yonghwa Kim, Gihoon Lee, Jaehwan Lee, Seungbum Choi, Hyounggil Choi, Changryong Heo
  • Patent number: 11917786
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an information technology (IT) equipment enclosure comprises a first portion of a chassis configured with one or more compute devices fixedly mounted to the chassis and a second portion of the chassis configured to receive a removable storage tray module, the storage tray module configured with one or more storage devices and one or more cooling devices. The removable storage tray module comprising a handle that is pivotable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The handle comprises a recessed portion that is configured to route cables to the storage devices when the handle is in the locked position. The handle may engage a sidewall of the chassis when in the locked position. The cooling devices are selected based upon the one or more storage devices on the storage tray module. The cooling devices may be fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel Alvarado, Jean Marie Doglio
  • Patent number: 11889653
    Abstract: A power converter includes a cabinet and an electric device accommodated in the cabinet. The cabinet includes a housing, a door, a support member, and a rotation mechanism. The door is rotatably supported around a first axis with respect to the housing. The support member is interposed between the housing and the door to support the door in the housing. The rotation mechanism rotates the door with respect to the housing around a second axis along a direction orthogonal to a plane direction of an opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Hasumi
  • Patent number: 11889644
    Abstract: The hinge assembly includes: a rotating assembly and a hovering mechanism. The rotating assembly includes a first rotating part, and the first rotating part comprises a first guide groove extending obliquely around an axial direction of the first rotating part. The hovering mechanism comprises a sliding member and a position limiting member. The sliding member includes a protruding part, the protruding part extends into the first guide groove. The first rotating part drives the sliding member to move along the axial direction of the first rotating part when rotating. One of the position limiting member and the sliding member comprises a first limiting part, the other of the position limiting member and the sliding member comprises a second limiting part cooperated with the first limiting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jieming Yang
  • Patent number: 11877419
    Abstract: A chassis structure is provided and includes a main body, a lateral plate and a restraining mechanism. The lateral plate is detachably installed on the main body. The restraining mechanism is disposed between the main body and the lateral plate. The restraining mechanism includes a first restraining component and a second restraining component. The first restraining component is disposed on one of the main body and the lateral plate. The second restraining component is disposed on another one of the main body and the lateral plate. The first restraining component is configured to abut against the second restraining component to restrain a pivotal angle of the lateral plate relative to the main body for positioning the lateral plate at a supporting position relative to the main body, so as to prevent the lateral plate from falling off. Besides, an electronic device having the aforementioned chassis structure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chih Shih, Jun Hao Wang, Qi-Hong Yang
  • Patent number: 11871530
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a housing; a display provided at a front side thereof; and a stand provided at a back side thereof. The housing has a transition wall between back and bottom walls, which extends further to the front as further downwardly separated from the back wall. The transition wall has a recessed part and a ventilation hole communicated with the recessed part. The stand is attached to the housing so that the stand can move between a closed state where the stand approaches the back wall and an open state where a bottom end part of the stand is separated away from the back wall so that the stand can support the housing at an angle from a placement surface. The stand is configured so that the bottom end part of the stand covers part of the recessed part when the stand is in the closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichiro Miyatake, Yuya Okazaki, Takafumi Nishida
  • Patent number: 11871534
    Abstract: A display includes an outer frame, a supporting frame, a display module, and a covering member. The supporting frame is accommodated in the outer frame. The display module is disposed on a supporting member of the supporting frame. The supporting member extends toward a display region of the display module from the supporting frame. On a first surface of the display module, a projection area of the supporting member and a projection area of an first optical film of the display module are partially overlapped with each other. A third surface of the covering member is closely attached to a second optical film of the display module. The covering member has an extension portion. The extension portion extends from a fourth surface opposite to the third surface toward a direction away from the third surface, and the extension portion is coplanar with the outer side surface of the outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUO DISPLAY PLUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Chen, Chung-Kuan Ting, Hong-Ming Chen, Yung-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 11871533
    Abstract: A carrier assembly for installing a hard disk drive (HDD) rapidly without tools or screws or other fasteners disk includes a bracket and a carrier. The carrier is movably disposed within the bracket. The hard disk drive is disposed with the carrier. The bracket includes a side plate and a plurality of first protrusions arranged on the side plate along with electrical connectors. The side plate defines interconnecting slots, a vertical first slot and a horizontal second slot. The carrier includes a lateral plate, a rotating handle connected to the lateral plate, and second protrusions arranged on the lateral plate. When the rotating handle is manually rotated, the second protrusion becomes locked within the first slot or the second slot to fix the HDD in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Fulian Precision Electronics (Tianjin) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Ge Liu, Han-Yu Li, Bin-Bin Yang, Meng-Ya Cui
  • Patent number: 11864336
    Abstract: A casing assembly includes a carrier, a pivotable component, and a handle, where the carrier has a positioning slot with a fixing end, the pivotable component is pivotably disposed on the carrier, the handle is movably disposed on the pivotable component and pivotably connected to the carrier via the pivotable component, the handle has an engagement element selectively inserted into the positioning slot and engaged with the fixing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Siyun Tan, Jiacheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11849270
    Abstract: An electronic device may include: a housing including a front plate oriented in a first direction, a rear plate oriented in a second direction opposite the first direction, and a side member enclosing at least a part of a space between the front plate and the rear plate. The electronic device further including a display disposed to be visible through the front plate; a printed circuit board disposed between the display and the rear plate; a support structure having a first face oriented in the first direction and supporting the display and a second face oriented in the second direction and supporting the printed circuit board; a conductive member disposed between the support structure and the rear plate; and a sealing structure disposed between the conductive member and the rear plate, the sealing structure extending along a periphery of the conductive member and formed in a closed curve shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wontae Jeong, Eungkyu Park, Dongyeop Lee, Yonghwa Kim, Gihoon Lee, Jaehwan Lee, Seungbum Choi, Hyounggil Choi, Changryong Heo
  • Patent number: 11849560
    Abstract: A holding module is installed in a chassis of an electronic device. The holding module is used to hold an expansion module and includes a holding member, a fixation member, and a linkage member. The holding member includes a carrier plate, a first side plate, and a second side plate. The first side plate and the second side plate are connected to two opposite sides of the carrier plate, respectively. The fixation member is pivotally connected to the first side plate and the second side plate. The fixation member is provided with a linkage portion. The linkage member is rotatably arranged in the holding member. The linkage member includes a docking portion and a pushing portion. The docking portion is connected to the linkage portion. The pushing portion is connected to the expansion module selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong-Qing Zhong, Zhao-Ping Fu
  • Patent number: 11844187
    Abstract: A cable management device in a server chassis able to hold and safeguard a greatly extended range of cable lengths, and server chassis including same, comprises connecting assembly, sliding rail assembly, and cable management assembly. The sliding rail assembly includes parallel first and second sliding rails, the first sliding rail including outer, middle, and inner rails, and the second sliding rail including similar outer, middle, and inner rails. The assembly includes first to fourth sliding arms, together with a supporting bar. The first sliding arm is movably connected to the outer rail of the second sliding rail, and the fourth sliding arm is movably connected to the inner rail of the first sliding rail. One end of the supporting bar is connected to the middle rail of the first sliding rail, the other end is connected to the middle rail of the second sliding rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Fulian Precision Electronics (Tianjin) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Ju Wu, Chen-Sheng Tang
  • Patent number: 11836012
    Abstract: Embodiments of a foldable case for a multi-form factor IHS with a detachable keyboard are described. In some embodiments, a folio case may include: a first panel comprising a left-side magnet and a right-side magnet; a second panel comprising a left-side magnet and a right-side magnet, where a top edge of the second panel is coupled to a bottom edge of the first panel; and a third panel comprising a left-side magnet and a right-side magnet, where a top edge of the third panel is coupled to a bottom edge of the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Mark R. Ligameri
  • Patent number: 11839046
    Abstract: A case for receiving at least one electronic device is provided, including a housing, a hinge, a locking member, and a cover. The housing has an accommodating space and an opening communicated with the accommodating space. The hinge is slidably connected to the housing. The cover has an upper side, a lower side, and an outer surface. The lower side is pivotally connected to the hinge. When the locking member affixes the upper side to the housing and the hinge is in a first position relative to the housing, the cover is disposed between an environment space and the accommodating space, and the outer surface faces the environment space. When the locking member is released and the hinge moves to a second position relative to the housing, the cover leaves the position between the environment space and the accommodating space, and the outer surface faces the environment space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Shan-Chun Yang, Kuan-Lung Wu