Patents Examined by Hung Duong
  • Patent number: 10042393
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft display device for a foldable portable terminal, the soft display device including a first and a second folding parts which have been coupled to each other in a foldable manner, and a soft display part comprising a physically exposed portion. Each of the first and second folding parts has first and second outer surfaces, and the first and second outer surfaces face in opposite directions to each other. The first outer surfaces of the first and second folding parts come in contact with each other when the first and second folding parts are folded together. The exposed portion is disposed over the second outer surfaces of the first and second folding parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Kyu Ryu
  • Patent number: 9961788
    Abstract: The present invention features a non-peripherals-based processing control unit having an encasement module that is very small and durable compared to conventional computer encasement structures. The process control unit is capable of being incorporated into various devices and/or environments, of accepting applied and impact loads, of functioning as a load bearing structure, as well as being able to be processed coupled together with one or more processing control units to provide scaled processing power. The processing control unit of the present invention further features a unique method of cooling using natural convection, as well as utilizing known cooling means, such as liquid or thermoelectric cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ATD Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Jason A. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9639119
    Abstract: A wearable device may include: a strap including a substantially polygonal opening and a buckle formed at one end thereof; a buckle part configured to fasten opposite ends of the strap to each other by binding the opposite ends of the strap; and a body configured to be coupled to the opening by being fitted into the opening or decoupled from the opening. The body may include a front surface and a rear surface, and a display having a substantially polygonal shape when viewed from the top on the front surface, and a biometric sensor disposed on the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Youp Seok, Byoung-Uk Yoon, Min-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 9632966
    Abstract: A new type of portable USB mass storage gadget is disclosed which provides the user with upgradeable high speed mass storage and processing for use with portable computer appliances such as smart phones and tablets as well as standard desk top computers and laptops. Various modifications to the embodiment referred to as a UDRIVE are disclosed including a battery option, wireless connectivity, security, and additional internal electronics and external interfaces that allow processing of the data stored or sent to the portable gadget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: International Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Schade
  • Patent number: 9618983
    Abstract: A memory module includes a signal tab and a power tab spaced apart from each other on a surface layer of a substrate, the signal tab and the power tab defining a module tab area, a reference plane layer below the surface layer, the reference plane layer being recessed below the signal tab and being non-recessed below the power tab, and an insulating layer between the surface layer and the reference plane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Dongyeop Kim, Jaejun Lee
  • Patent number: 9618974
    Abstract: A foldable display is disclosed. In one aspect, the foldable display includes a display panel including: a plurality of flat regions and a folding region interposed between the flat regions. Each of the flat regions includes a fixed region and a semi-fixed region interposed between the fixed region and the folding region. The foldable display also includes a plurality of substrates respectively attached to the flat regions and a plurality of fixed adhesive members respectively interposed between the fixed regions and the substrates. The fixed adhesive members respectively attach the substrates to the fixed regions. The foldable display further includes a plurality of semi-fixed adhesive members respectively interposed between the semi-fixed regions and the substrates. The semi-fixed adhesive members are configured to respectively attach/detach the semi-fixed adhesive regions to/from the substrates based on the degree to which the display panel is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinhwan Choi, Taewoong Kim, Boik Park, Taean Seo
  • Patent number: 9612623
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal deformable into a bar type mobile terminal including a main body in which a display unit is mounted in a front surface, and a strap coupled to both sides of the main body in a first direction to form a closed curvature shape with the main body, the strap comprising a pair of curved units, wherein the strap and the main body forming the closed curvature shape together are overlapped with each other to deform the mobile terminal into the bar type, as the curved units are folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Cheolho Lim, Seokyong Park, Jihoon Lee, Kyungsoo Son, Choonghwan Shin, Byunghwa Lee
  • Patent number: 9609781
    Abstract: A split chassis with a floating midplane carrier is provided. The split chassis is a modular electronic chassis which includes a first chassis section and a midplane carrier floatingly mounted to the first chassis section. The modular electronic chassis further includes a second chassis section mounted to the first chassis section, with the midplane carrier mounted between the first chassis section and the second chassis section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Glenn E. Myrto, Daniel P. Kelaher, Camillo Sassano, John P. Scavuzzo, Timothy M. Wiwel, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Patent number: 9600030
    Abstract: Systems, articles, and methods for elastic electrical cables are described. An elastic electrical cable includes a molded band of elastomer with a length that follows a tortuous path including a number of semi-rigidly set changes in direction. The elastomer band is formed by an overmolding process to enclose or at least partially contain a flexible printed circuit board, with various access points provided to electrically couple to/from the flexible printed circuit board. An annular wearable electric device employing at least one such elastic electrical cable as an adaptive coupler that simultaneously provides both electrically conductive coupling and adaptive physical coupling is described. Methods of preparing/manufacturing such elastic electrical cables are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Bailey, Stephen E. Orzel
  • Patent number: 9594402
    Abstract: A structure suitable for a portable information terminal or a wearable device is provided. In addition, an electronic device having a novel structure that can have various forms is provided. It is preferable that a buffer layer which absorbs a difference in the amount of change in form be provided between adjacent film substrates which overlap with each other. As the buffer layer, a gelled resin material, a rubber resin material, a liquid material, an air layer, or the like can be used. Furthermore, an optical film such as a polarizing film or a color filter may be used as the buffer layer. A plurality of buffer layers may be provided in an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Hiroki, Daisuke Furumatsu
  • Patent number: 9588549
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device with high portability and/or high browsability. The electronic device includes first and second support bodies, a first hinge, and a flexible display panel. The first hinge has a first rotation axis and connects the first and second support bodies to each other, and the first and second support bodies are capable of relatively rotating on the first rotation axis. The display panel includes at least first and second portions supported by the first and second support bodies, respectively; the first rotation axis and a first plane including the display surface overlapping with the first portion or a second plane including the display surface overlapping with the second portion are parallel to each other; and each of a distance between the first rotation axis and the first plane or the second plane is greater than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Endo, Shigeru Onoya, Masaaki Hiroki
  • Patent number: 9575521
    Abstract: An external chassis wall liquid cooling system includes a chassis defining a chassis housing. A chassis wall is located on the chassis and includes a first surface that is located adjacent the chassis housing and a second surface that is located opposite the chassis wall from the first surface and that provides an outer surface of the chassis. A liquid cooling channel is defined by the chassis wall and extends through the chassis wall between the first surface and the second surface. A liquid is located in the liquid cooling channel, and a pump is coupled to the liquid cooling channel and configured to move the liquid through the liquid cooling channel. A fan system in the chassis housing may move air past heat producing components to transfer heat produced by those heat producing components, and the liquid may further dissipate that heat out of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Travis Christian North, David Michael Meyers, Shawn Paul Hoss, Austin Michael Shelnutt
  • Patent number: 9575510
    Abstract: Disclosed is a docking station for an electronic device including a port block, a first electronic connector of the port block, a retention member of the port block, a tray for receiving the electronic device, a sidewall of the tray, an interior side of the sidewall, a first through-hole of the sidewall sized to slidably receive the first connector, a second through hole of the sidewall sized to slidably receive the retention member, wherein the port block is configured to slide between a substantially open position and a substantially closed position with respect to the sidewall of the tray, and wherein the first connector protrudes from the first through-hole on the interior side of the sidewall of the tray when the port block is in the substantially closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew Leigh Vroom
  • Patent number: 9568959
    Abstract: A calculating apparatus includes a baseplate, a first mother board module and a connection module. The baseplate includes a bottom surface having a first component layout region, a second component layout region and a connection component layout region all arranged in order from a first side to a second side of the bottom surface. The first mother board is drawably disposed at the first component layout region of the bottom surface. The first mother board includes a first tray, a first control board, and a first electronic hard disk drive. The connection module is electrically connected to the first mother board module so that the first mother board module is capable of performing external communication through the connection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Guang-Zhao Tian, Jian-Jun Deng, Ji-Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 9570890
    Abstract: A modular skid frame and device to reduce the potential for harm and injury from arc flashes. The modular skid frame comprises a plurality of frame members secured together to form the skid frame, and one or more hook members formed on one or more of the frame members to permit the receipt of a bucket or blade from a loader, scoop tram or other construction or mining equipment into the bowl portion and behind the bill portion of the hook member to facilitate the lifting and moving of the skid frame. Also disclosed is a device for racking a circuit breaker into and out of a circuit breaker cradle. The device comprises an actuator operatively connected to the circuit breaker cradle to permit the circuit breaker to be racked into and out of the cradle without direct or indirect contact on the part of an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: William R. Parr
  • Patent number: 9549474
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for disassembling a set top box is disclosed. The method includes providing the set top box including: a top cover, a base, and cover retention clips, wherein the cover retention clips are V or U shaped for securing the top cover to the base, providing a release fixture including a retention clip release finger, inserting the release fixture into the set top box, disengaging the cover retention clips using the retention clip release finger, and removing the top cover from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Ying Jie Hu, Kian Choy Kiew, Wen Xin Huang
  • Patent number: 9532472
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include systems and methods include unique solutions for providing secure, selectable access to one or more functional elements of a device. In embodiments, a tab-lock system with moveable tab-locks can be positioned to block or allow access to functional elements of a device. In embodiments, the tab-lock system is configured so that when a locking device, such as a common Kensington lock, is locked to the device, the tab-locks settings cannot be changed. Such systems may be used to control the ability of individuals to physically access the interfaces of the device. Thus, such systems help secure an electronic device against inadvertent or malicious actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Andrew B. Berry, Orin M. Ozias, John Charles Donachy
  • Patent number: 9523226
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computing device includes a lid, and a base coupled to the lid by a hinge, the hinge including a bi-stable hinge part including a toggle pivot and a toggle link bar, and a barrel hinge part including a hollow shaft, at least one friction element surrounding a first portion of the hollow shaft, and a casing surrounding a second portion of the hollow shaft, the casing being connected to the toggle link bar. The computing device includes a first mounting tab connected to the toggle link bar and connected to the base, and a second mounting tab connected to the at least one friction element and connected to the lid. The barrel hinge part enables the at least one friction element to rotate about the hollow shaft causing the lid to rotate relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Prashant Patel
  • Patent number: 9519309
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a notebook computer or laptop, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). The electronic device may also include a base portion and a lid portion coupled to the base portion at a hinge configured such that the base portion and the lid portion can rotate between an open configuration of the electronic device and a closed configuration of the electronic device. The lid portion can include at least one segment that is to raise at least a portion of the base portion in response to a rotation toward the open configuration (e.g., opening the lid portion to access a touchpad or a keyboard of the electronic device, or to see a display of the electronic device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Okuley, Kimi Jensen
  • Patent number: 9516455
    Abstract: A protective case for housing a wireless communication device is disclosed. The protective case is equipped with a communications module that may include a transceiver or transmitter configured for transmitting and receiving wireless communication signals without the assistance of any wireless communication circuitry within the wireless communication device. The communications module may be configured to enable communication between the protective case and one or more remote communication devices via a short range network. The communications module may be activated by a push-to-talk switch or the like, and may be powered by an integral auxiliary power source that may also be used to power or recharge the wireless communication device. The case may also include a processor or printed circuit board capable of interfacing with a processor of the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Wimo Labs LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Wilson, Dennis M. Puhalla, Kevin G. Brennan