Patents Examined by Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 10705567
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a portable information apparatus and the docking device. The docking device includes an impact sound generation mechanism that generates an impact sound when the portable information apparatus is placed on an apparatus placement portion. The impact sound generation mechanism includes: a detector configured to detect that the portable information apparatus is placed on the apparatus placement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Shigeki Mori, Toshihiro Inoue, Eiji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10698447
    Abstract: A rollable display device includes a rollable display and a first protection film disposed on a first surface of the rollable display. The first protection film extends beyond a first display edge of the rollable display. The rollable display device further includes a second protection film disposed on a second surface of the rollable display facing the first surface of the rollable display. The second protection film extends beyond the first display edge of the rollable display. The rollable display device additionally includes a first adhesive layer disposed between the rollable display and the first protection film. The rollable display device further includes second adhesive layer disposed between the rollable display and the second protection film, and a first adhesion part disposed adjacent to the first display edge of the rollable display and between the first protection film and the second protection film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae An Seo, Min-Sung Kim, Jung Hun Lee, Jin Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10699752
    Abstract: An enclosure may be secured to an enclosure frame by a fastener that continuously extends through a first aperture of the enclosure and a second aperture of an isolator. The isolator may contact the first aperture, enclosure frame, and fastener. The second aperture can be shaped to dampen vibration frequencies between the enclosure frame and the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Gray Daniel Milligan
  • Patent number: 10671023
    Abstract: A wrist apparatus as a portable electronic apparatus includes a case, a solar battery that is provided in the case and has an outer circumference along the outer edge of the case and an inner circumference the perimeter of which is shorter than that of the outer circumference, and an acceleration sensor that is provided in the case and disposed in a position where the acceleration sensor overlaps with the solar battery in a plan view of light receiving surface of the solar battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehisa Uemura, Noriaki Hiraide
  • Patent number: 10667432
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device includes an outer housing and a heat spreader inside an inner chamber defined by the outer housing. The heat spreader is structurally engaged to the outer housing to provide structural support for the outer housing, and the heat spreader is to spread heat along two different directions. Electronic components are in thermal contact with a surface of the heat spreader to transfer heat produced by the electronic components to the heat spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Timothy J Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10658009
    Abstract: A computer system includes a computer casing having a casing wall having an opening to pass through a connection means; a circuit board having the connection means; and a centering means arranged in the casing, wherein the centering means is formed to cooperate with the circuit board such that the circuit board is centered with respect to the casing wall in a direction of the casing wall in a placing movement so that the connection means takes a predetermined position flush with respect to the opening in the casing wall and can plunge into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventor: Wilhelm Neukam
  • Patent number: 10649505
    Abstract: A system and method of implementing an adaptable graphics board comprising the adaptable graphics board including a graphics processor, graphics memory, and a reconfigurable I/O module interface are having a plurality of electrical contacts, a dual compression connector having a first array of compressible electrical spring contacts on a first side and a second array of compressible electrical spring contacts on a second side operatively coupled to the first side via a dual compression connector printed circuit board layer, the first side of the dual compression connector operatively coupled to the reconfigurable I/O module interface of the adaptable graphics board, and a reconfigurable I/O module board having external display data ports disposed along an edge, wherein the reconfigurable I/O module board is operatively coupled to the adaptable graphics board via the second side of the dual compression connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Arnold Thomas Schnell, Ivan Guerra, Ahsan Habib
  • Patent number: 10651108
    Abstract: Devices and methods disclosed herein can include a conductive foam having pores disposed within the conductive foam. The conductive foam can be compressible between an uncompressed thickness and a compressed thickness. The compressed thickness can be ninety-five percent or less of the uncompressed thickness. In one example, a filler can be disposed in the pores of the conductive foam. The filler can include a first thermal conductivity. The first thermal conductivity can be greater than a thermal conductivity of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhizhong Tang, Syadwad Jain, Wei Hu, Michael A. Schroeder, Rajen S. Sidhu, Carl L. Deppisch, Patrick Nardi, Kelly P. Lofgreen, Manish Dubey
  • Patent number: 10646126
    Abstract: A wrist apparatus as a portable electronic apparatus includes a case, a solar battery that is provided in the case, and has an outer circumference along an outer edge of the case and an inner circumference of which a circumferential length is shorter than a circumferential length of the outer circumference, and an acceleration sensor that is provided in the case, in which the solar battery is disposed outside an outer edge of the acceleration sensor in a plan view of a light reception surface of the solar battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehisa Uemura, Noriaki Hiraide
  • Patent number: 10645827
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible housing, a fabrication method thereof, and an electronic device. The flexible housing includes: a rigid frame including at least two separate rigid members; an elastic fiber web, where two ends of the elastic fiber web are coupled to the two rigid members to form a bending portion; a flexible outer casing arranged over an outer surface of the elastic fiber web. Wrinkles are formed in corresponding portions of the flexible outer casing and the elastic fiber web in response to the elastic fiber web not being subject to a bending force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoli Fan, Run Yang
  • Patent number: 10631784
    Abstract: A wrist apparatus includes a case, a solar battery that is provided in the case, and an optical sensor unit as a biological information measurement unit that is provided in the case, measures biological information, and is disposed at a position overlapping the solar battery in a plan view of a light reception surface of the solar battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Hiraide, Hironori Hasei, Noriaki Hiraide
  • Patent number: 10627871
    Abstract: An expansion module is detachably assembled with a portable computer. The expansion module includes a plate member, a supporting plate, a deformable connecting member, and an expansion unit. The supporting plate is pivoted to the plate member to rotate relative to the plate member between an opened position and a closed position. When the supporting plate is in the closed position, the supporting plate and the plate member defines an accommodating space. The deformable connecting member is connected to the plate member. The expansion unit is connected to the plate member through the deformable connecting member. When the supporting plate is in the closed position, the expansion unit is rotated from a first position to a second position by bending the deformable connecting member and is stored in the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jyh-Chyang Tzou, Tsai-Yu Lin, Hsin Yeh, Wei-Hao Lan, Yuan-Ping Chu
  • Patent number: 10627868
    Abstract: A flexible device includes at least a pair of magnets, and at least the pair of magnets are disposed such that a repelling force acts between the magnets when a display portion is folded opposing one part and the other part of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10627856
    Abstract: A protective case of a foldable protective assembly defines a longitudinal direction, a width direction, and a thickness direction, which are perpendicular to each other. The protective case includes a first lower frame, a second lower frame, and two lower elastic members. Each of the first lower frame and the second lower frame has a U-shaped section perpendicular to the thickness direction. Two ends of the first lower frame respectively face two ends of the second lower frame along the longitudinal direction. The two lower elastic members respectively connect the two ends of the first lower frame to the two ends of the second lower frame. One of the first lower frame and the second lower frame is rotatable relative to the other one by elastically bending the two lower elastic members, and the protective case is configured to cover a periphery portion of a foldable mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sonnenschein(Shenzhen) Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Han Chang
  • Patent number: 10627869
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing device includes a keyboard arranged on an upper surface of a body, a main display connected to the body, and a sub-display arranged on a palm rest portion located on a front side of the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Arima, Eiji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10620672
    Abstract: The description relates to hinged devices, such as hinged computing devices. One example can include a first portion and a second portion that are rotatably coupled by a hinge assembly. The hinge assembly can include a hinge frame secured to the first portion and a hinge arm secured to the second portion. The hinge frame can be rotatably secured to the hinge arm by a band extending between a guide pin retained in the hinge frame and a friction pin secured to the hinge arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brett A. Tomky, Daniel C. Park, Nicholas Wendt, Katherine M. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10624220
    Abstract: A display device including a frame, a pushing piece and a substrate is provided. The frame has a supporting platform and a through hole, and the supporting platform has a supporting surface, and the through hole penetrates through the supporting platform from the supporting surface. The pushing piece having a pushing surface is movably installed in the through hole. The pushing surface is close to the supporting surface while the pushing piece is in the through hole. The substrate is installed on the frame to cover the pushing surface and be connected to the supporting surface. When the pushing piece moves relatively to the through hole and protrudes from the supporting surface, the pushing surface pushes the substrate and separates the substrate from the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsiau-Hsuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10622026
    Abstract: An adapter bracket configured to be mounted within a carrier device is provided. The adapter bracket includes a receiving space configured to receive a storage module, a first wall element located on one side of the receiving space, and a second wall element located opposite of the first wall element. The adapter bracket also includes receiving elements located between the first wall element and the second wall element. The receiving elements are configured to receive a securing element through an aperture on the storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Shin-Ming Su, Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10624227
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a chassis assembly which can include a chassis body, at least one sled, and at least one rear bracket. The chassis body can have at least one pair of rail brackets along opposing sides of the chassis body. The at least one sled can hold computer components and be sized according to the computer components. The at least one rear bracket can couple with the at least one sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Tsu Ni, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Tung-Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 10620666
    Abstract: An interchangeable storage and charging compartments assembly provides a carrying case that contains a plurality of interchangeable compartments. The compartments are sized and dimensioned to retain a plurality of electronic devices and files that match the dimensions of the corresponding compartments. A foam resilient member retains the contents snugly in the compartments. Each compartment, and the corresponding item contained therein, are interchanged from inside the case to accommodate different electronic devices and files. A power supply member integrated in the case provides power independently to each compartment through individual cables. Thus, electronic devices can be powered and data can be transferred to and from electronic devices. A charging port in the sidewall of the case operatively connects power supply to an external power source for recharging. A lid that can be locked and unlocked over the case with a locking mechanism to protect the contents of the compartment cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Ryan R. Munn