Patents Examined by D. Wright
  • Patent number: 10881015
    Abstract: This application relates to securing and positioning internal components within a housing of a portable computing device. In one embodiment, a number of insert molded retaining members are utilized to inhibit outward deformation of a sidewall of the housing during a drop event. In another embodiment, a cowling is utilized to retain a number of board-to-board connectors within communication slots on a printed circuit board (PCB). In another embodiment, a C-shaped washer having diametrically opposed protrusions is utilized to adjust an alignment of an internal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Jarvis, Benjamin J. Pope, Jason Sloey, Jonathan C. Denby, Ian A. Spraggs, Shayan Malek
  • Patent number: 10653029
    Abstract: A convertible chassis system for receiving a plurality of storage drives includes a chassis that includes a plurality of bays for receiving the storage drives. The convertible chassis also includes a reversible key that is removably affixed to the chassis body in either a first orientation or a second orientation. Each orientation provides a different key guide within the plurality of bays that either allows the storage drives to be received into or rejected from the bays of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: James Jeffrey Schulze, Keith Sauer, Kelly K. Smith
  • Patent number: 10627873
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hinge structure, which comprises a first pivoting assembly, a second pivoting assembly and a first bracket. The first pivoting assembly comprises multiple first piston components, multiple first pivoting arms and a first sliding shaft. Each of the first pivoting arms has a first elastic slot. A diameter of the first sliding shaft is greater than an aperture of the first elastic slot so as to generate a first torque. The first bracket has multiple first grooves separated from each other, and the first piston components are respectively disposed in the first grooves. When the first pivoting assembly pivots relative to the second pivoting assembly to an angle, the first grooves respectively press the first piston components so as to generate a second torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Wei-Hao Lan, Che-Hsien Lin, Cheng-Shiue Jan
  • Patent number: 10613591
    Abstract: A lifting device is applied to an input assembly, and includes: a base, a supporting base, and a connecting rod mechanism, where the base bears the input assembly and includes a lower protruding portion; the supporting base is movably disposed corresponding to the base and includes a base portion and a notch, and the notch is disposed corresponding to the lower protruding portion; the connecting rod mechanism includes an output rod and an input rod, where the output rod is connected to the supporting base; the input rod is linked with the output rod, and drives the output rod to move, so that the supporting base moves relative to the base, and when movement of the supporting base makes the lower protruding portion move from the notch to the base portion, the base ascends by a height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Chih Kuo, Hung-Cheng Lee, Tzu-Ming Yang, Cheng-Shi Jiang, Chao-Kai Huang, Jeng-Hong Chiu, Chih-Ming Chen, Chih-Liang Chiang
  • Patent number: 10615541
    Abstract: A docking station a first connector, a post, and a pop-out cover. The first connector is mounted to float within a first opening of a case of the docking station. The post is in physical communication with the case. The post provides a first alignment between the first connector and a second connector of an information handling system. The pop-out cover is in physical communication with the case and the post. The pop-out cover is biased in a first alignment stage, and transitions from the first alignment stage to a second alignment stage in response to a force exerted on the pop-out cover by a weight of the information handling system. The first connector is joined with the second connector in response to pop-out cover being placed in the second alignment stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventor: Jason S. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10613596
    Abstract: A computer including a desk portion with a first part and a second part pivotally connected to each other; a set of foldable legs connected to the desk portion; and a computer hardware integrated into the desk portion by damping means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Unevn Oy
    Inventors: Santeri Rinkinen, Aleksi Rinkinen
  • Patent number: 10595437
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a server chassis and a fan gantry. The server chassis has a first bracket secured to a first edge of the server chassis, a second bracket secured to a second edge of the server chassis, and a center mount secured to a bottom of the server chassis. The fan gantry has multiple fans, a first block secured to a first end of the fan gantry, a second block secured to a second end of the fan gantry, and an opening in a center of a bottom surface of the fan gantry. The first block interfaces with the first bracket, the second block interfaces with the second bracket, and the center mount inserts within the opening to mount the fan gantry to the server chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Carey, Jean Doglio
  • Patent number: 10591961
    Abstract: A terminal device including a first device and a second device includes at least one external connection terminal provided inside a housing of the first device and a hinge opening and closing the second device with respect to the first device. The hinge includes a bracket including a main body that holds an axis of the hinge and is fixed to an end portion of the housing of the first device and including an extension portion that extends to a position of the external connection terminal from the main body to abut on the external connection terminal and presses the external connection terminal toward an inner surface of the housing of the first device. Wobble of the external connection terminal is regulated by the bracket of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Takashi Abe
  • Patent number: 10594351
    Abstract: Portable electronic devices are provided. Each device may be formed from two parts. A first part may be provided with components such as a display, a touch screen, a cover glass, and a frame. A second part may be provided with a plastic housing, circuit boards containing electrical components, and a bezel. Engagement members may be connected to the first and second parts. The engagement members may be formed from metal clips with holes and springs with flexible spring prongs that mate with the holes in the clips. The metal clips may be welded to frame struts on the frame and the springs may be welded to the bezel. During assembly, the first part may be rotated into place within the second part. Retention clips attached to the frame may be used to secure the two parts together. Assembly instructions and associated connector numbers may be provided within the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik L. Wang, Phillip Michael Hobson, Kenneth A. Jenks, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steven P. Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Anthony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 10595423
    Abstract: An electronics housing is specified for electronics in a motor vehicle. The electronics housing has a first housing shell with a first base plate and a first side wall as well as a second housing shell with a second base plate and a second side wall. The first side wall is embodied here with double walls either completely or at least in one section, with the result that a groove-shaped wall intermediate space is formed between an outer partial wall and an inner partial wall of the first side wall. In an assembled state of the housing, the second side wall dips into this wall intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Rosenthal, Matthias Markert
  • Patent number: 10593371
    Abstract: An elastic-plate fixing structure of a tray for receiving a data accessing device includes a base case and a fastening unit. The base case includes a coupling portion. The fastening unit includes an elastic buckle piece, a pressing elastic plate, a vibration absorbing pad, a first clamping plate, a positioning protrusion and a second clamping plate and has a clamping space between the first clamping plate and the second clamping plate for receiving the vibration absorbing pad. The elastic buckle piece is coupled to the coupling portion. The pressing elastic plate is connected to the elastic buckle piece. The vibration absorbing pad is positioned between the elastic buckle piece and the pressing elastic plate. The first clamping plate is connected to the elastic buckle piece. The positioning protrusion is formed on the first clamping plate. The second clamping plate is curvedly connected to the pressing elastic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CHENBRO MICOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tung-Yang Hu
  • Patent number: 10588239
    Abstract: The application discloses a cabinet system of a data center, including: a cabinet body, including a plurality of rack modules between a front side thereof and a rear side thereof; a plurality of data server hosts, detachably installed on the corresponding rack modules; and a power supply module, disposed on the corresponding rack module in the cabinet body, and coupled to at least one of the data server hosts. The power supply module includes a standardized frame compliant with a first specification. The standardized frame includes an accommodating groove for plug-in assembly of a power core unit having different parameters (e.g., output powers or dimension specifications). Thus, the power core unit having different parameters can be assembled through the standardized frame, providing the cabinet system with flexible configuration of power supplies as well as convenient maintenance or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Ting-Chuan Chu
  • Patent number: 10586475
    Abstract: A rollable display device is disclosed. The rollable display device includes a display panel, a driving unit including a motion converting unit configured to linearly move in a width direction of the display panel in conjunction with a rotational motion of a motor, a lifting unit connected to one end of the display panel and the motion converting unit, and configured to move up and down the display panel in a longitudinal direction of the display panel in conjunction with a linear motion of the motion converting unit, and a panel roller unit connected to other end of the display panel, and configured to roll and unroll the display panel along a periphery of the panel roller unit in conjunction with moving up and down of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geunchang Park, Chounsung Kang, Jungkyu Park
  • Patent number: 10581479
    Abstract: An electronic device cleaning case and method for construction thereof is provided. A cleaning component includes a backing and a cleaning cloth affixed to a top surface of the backing. A housing is formed as a polygon shape and includes three or more walls, wherein each wall has a semi-cylindrical shape. Four corners are each affixed to two of the walls to form the polygon shape of the housing. The cleaning component is affixed to a bottom surface of the housing and the housing is capable of inversion such that the cleaning component is moved from a bottom of the housing to a top of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Gavin A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10579097
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a device enclosure having an exterior surface; a contact area positioned at the exterior surface and having first and second ends, the contact area having a plurality of contacts arranged between the first and second ends and substantially flush with the exterior surface; and an alignment feature within the enclosure comprising first and second magnets positioned on opposing sides of the contact area, the first magnet positioned adjacent to the first end of the contact area and the second magnet positioned adjacent to the second end of the contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Wagman, Oliver Ross, Eric S. Jol, Hani Esmaeili, Brett Degner, Ibuki Kamei
  • Patent number: 10571956
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and at least one support structure. The first substrate and the second substrate are disposed opposite to each other. A region between the first substrate and the second substrate includes a display region and an encapsulation region surrounding the display region. A distance between the first substrate and the second substrate corresponding to the display region is h1, and a distance between the first substrate and the second substrate corresponding to the encapsulation region is h2, where h1>h2. The at least one support structure is disposed between the display region and the encapsulation region, and each of the at least one support structure has a height of h3, where h2<h3<h1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yanhua Liu, Mingyan Huang
  • Patent number: 10575426
    Abstract: A hanger for holding a power adapter, wherein the hanger comprising a hanging plate and two first side plates and a second side plate extending from the three side edges of the hanging plate in the same direction, the two first side plates are oppositely disposed, and the two first side plates, the second side plate and the hanging plate collectively enclose an accommodating space which is open at an end surface of the hanger to form an opening; the free edges of the two first side plates are respectively connected with a baffle, and the two baffles are extended toward each other; a groove is formed between the baffle and the hanging plate for the power adapter sliding in; the first side plate is provided with an elastic buckle in the groove for buckling with the power adapter. Which is safe to use and has a long service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LIMOSS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Christian Gassner
  • Patent number: 10575431
    Abstract: A supporting and positioning structure of server chassis including a metal plate combined with the chassis. A supporting body is combined at a lateral side of the mounting plate facing the server rack and includes a base and a pair of supporting plates. The base is fixed on the mounting plate, and the pair of supporting plates are arranged in parallel and at an interval so that a slot is formed therebetween. Moreover, a roller is rotatably disposed in the slot so that the chassis of the server rack can be supported and held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Chanchi Yang, Chaoching Wu
  • Patent number: 10571971
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to establishing communication links with computing devices. As an example, a device stand includes a first member including an attachment feature to couple the device stand to a computing device. The device stand also includes a second member including a rotation track to enable the first member to rotate with respect to the second member to decouple the device stand from the device. The device stand further includes a third member including an opening to receive the attachment feature. The second member is situated between the first member and the third member. The device stand further includes a first sidewall having a first slope and a second sidewall having a second slope that is different from the first slope. The first sidewall and the second sidewall are defined by the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ming-Shan Tsai, Szu-Yu Chen, Wei-Chih Tsao
  • Patent number: 10545539
    Abstract: A latch mechanism includes a latch and a rotation shaft supporting part. The latch is rotatable around a rotation shaft between a housing position and a lock position, and fixes a first unit and a second unit in a closed state at the lock position. The rotation shaft supporting part rotatably supports the rotation shaft. The latch has a first ring-shaped part disposed coaxially with the rotation shaft. The rotation shaft supporting part has a second ring-shaped part disposed coaxially with the rotation shaft. Heights of the first ring-shaped part and the second ring-shaped part are set such that an area of abutment between the first ring-shaped part and the second ring-shaped part increases as the latch rotates from the lock position to the housing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenchi Shindo, Futoshi Kuriyama, Tatsuo Kuromoto