Patents Examined by Jinhee Lee
  • Patent number: 10219397
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first main body part at least one second main body part connected to the first main body part so as to be rotatable, or such that the first and second main body parts pivot relative to each other, and a connecting part that connects the second main body part to the first main body part or another second main body part adjacent thereto, wherein the connecting part includes a connecting member that rotatably connects the first and at least one second main body parts, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) that is surrounded by the connecting member and electrically connects at least one second main body part to the first main body part and a reinforcing member that is interposed between the connecting member and the FPCB and at least partially overlaps the FPCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hyuk Choi, Jae-Woo Lee, Jee-Young Jung, Jong-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10185354
    Abstract: A capacitive touch opening system can be used with a portable electronic device having rotationally coupled components, such as a laptop computer having a display component that opens from a base component. A first magnet in a first device component (e.g., display) can be located proximate a second magnet in a second device component (e.g., base) when the display is in a closed position relative to the base. A sensor on the portable electronic device can detect a sensed event, whereupon the display is rotated automatically to an open position relative to the base using a repulsion force between the magnets. The sensor can be a capacitive touch sensor on the device housing, and may be the entire display housing. One of the magnets can be an electromagnet that may change its magnetic field. An attraction force between the magnets can exist when no sensed event is taking place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. McBroom, Daniel L. McBroom, Mikael M. Silvanto
  • Patent number: 10178787
    Abstract: A header for mounting a planar transformer on a motherboard provides electrical isolation and mechanical fixture. The header mechanically supports a coil and subsidiary circuit board of a planar transformer above a motherboard or main circuit board, at such clearance and creepage distances as to satisfy insulation requirements. The header includes a tray that holds the planar transformer coil and the mounting surfaces against which the main and subsidiary circuit boards rest. Retaining mechanisms allow the header to be secured to the planar transformer and allow the header to be secured to the main circuit board, for example, by soldering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Lee Francis
  • Patent number: 10139855
    Abstract: In one aspect, a case includes at least one exterior surface, at least one compartment internal to the exterior surface and in which at least one system component cars be placed, a strap removably engageable with the exterior surface, and a cable coupled to the strap that is useable to transmit at least one of data and power between two devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Carlson Rane, Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Lisa Marie L. Ferrell
  • Patent number: 10059279
    Abstract: A support is provided for attachment to an internal rear-view mirror made from plastic material or lightweight metal for a portable device having a telephone or GPS display screen or for generally electronic, electrical or other devices. The support includes a hooking member shaped to engage with another part of the rear-view mirror, the upper edge thereof, via two hooks, located to either side of a ball pin attaching the rear-view mirror to the windscreen. The hooking member is formed in part from a plurality of links articulated by hinges, in the manner of a metal watch strap. The hooking member is started by a hook-shaped link that secures to the upper edge of the rear-view mirror, followed by a series of links, varying in number, so as to match and constrain the shape of the rear-view mirror, and is finished by two leg feet that form a slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Gerard Jodon De Villeroche
  • Patent number: 10037051
    Abstract: A computer has a tablet (4) and a base (6) detachably connected by hinge (14). Receptacles (20) and plugs (22) form electrical and mechanical connections when the tablet (4) and base (6) are coupled. The base (6) is connected via the hinge (14) to a pivoting rail (12) that has plugs (18) and a first contact (26) on a longitudinal side (17) directed toward the tablet (4). The tablet (4) has receptacles (20) and a second contact (28) on a longitudinal side (23) directed toward the pivoting rail (6). The hinge (46) has toothing system pairs (30), a setting device (32) assigned to a toothing system pair (30) and friction hinge elements (38, 40). Each toothing system pair (30) has two toothing system elements (34, 36) arranged symmetrically to a transverse axis (33) and engaging one another. Each friction hinge (32) is assigned at least one toothing system pair (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Joerg Tragatschnig
  • Patent number: 9988725
    Abstract: An electronic device having a metal housing includes an external housing including a first face facing a first direction, a second face facing a second direction which is the opposite direction of the first direction, and a lateral face at least partially surrounding a space formed between the first and second faces, and a display exposed through the first face of the external housing, wherein the external housing includes a metal substrate having a first part at least partially forming the second face and a second part at least partially forming the lateral face, the second part being integrally extended from the first part; and a non-metallic material coated on the first part, and wherein the second part includes micro dimples having a repeated pattern on the lateral face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongmin Choi, Jaeseon Kim, Donghyun Hwang, Woongchan Kim, Youngsik Choi
  • Patent number: 9985423
    Abstract: An objective is to achieve a configuration for mounting a wire harness in a vehicle to protect the wire harness and regulate a path in a simpler manner with fewer components. A wire harness has a wire harness main body including at least one wire, and a protection member protecting the wire harness main body. The protection member includes an inner peripheral protection portion formed by hot-pressing a nonwoven member in a state of covering at least a portion of the wire harness main body and an outer peripheral protection portion formed by hot-pressing a nonwoven member in a state of covering at least a portion of the inner peripheral protection portion in an extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 9977463
    Abstract: An electronic device having a member for chassis is disclosed. The member for chassis includes a surface layer, a rear layer disposed inside of the surface layer in a thickness direction, and an intermediate layer disposed between the surface layer and the rear layer. Each of the surface layer and the rear layer includes a fiber-reinforced resin plate. The intermediate layer is made of a material that is compressible in the thickness direction. The member for chassis further includes a fastening hole that penetrates through the surface layer, the intermediate layer and the rear layer, through which a fastener passes to fix the member for chassis to a member for attachment. The surface layer includes a cut line having a larger diameter than the fastening hole in order to surround the fastening hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Masayuki Amano, Seita Horikoshi, Ryota Nohara, Takehito Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9952461
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a display device that excels in waterproofness against moisture from a display side. A display device is provided with: a display for displaying an image on a display surface; a cover plate located on the display surface side of the display, the cover plate having a light-transmitting section for making the display surface visible; an elastic member provided so as to cover the side circumferential section of the cover plate; and an accommodation body having an open section that is open toward the cover plate side and a protruding section encircling the open section and protruding to the outer circumferential side of the open section. The display is bonded to the cover plate with a photocurable adhesive. The cover plate is secured via the elastic member to the protruding section by a caulked metal frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nakazawa, Yusuke Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9938014
    Abstract: A video display unit cassette assembly includes a cassette frame, a display coupled to the cassette frame, one or more electronic components between the cassette frame and the display, and a delethalization cover coupled to the display. The one or more electronic components receive data content from a network and generate video signals provided to the display. The cassette assembly is sized and configured to be releasably mounted in an installed position in a mounting structure defined in a seatback of a vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Everhart, Lori Elizabeth Salazar, John Howard Darvell
  • Patent number: 9907199
    Abstract: A power electronic module including at least one pair of power electronic components, each pair including a first and a second component, each component including a first face, configured to be supported on a support and a second face configured to be electrically connected to an electrical circuit with a smaller thermal contact area than the contact area between the first face and the support, and a first and a second support. The first component in each pair is supported by the first support and is connected to a second electrical circuit of the second support and the second component in each pair is supported on the second support and is connected to a first electrical circuit of the first support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Cong Martin Wu
  • Patent number: 9899958
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable solar power supply, which includes a housing, a front cover and a rear cover, and further includes a wind deflector and an exhaust fan fixed on the wind deflector; the front cover has an air outlet and an air inlet formed thereon; the housing is divided into an upper chamber and a lower chamber which is connected with the air inlet and has battery installed therein removably; the wind deflector is installed in the upper chamber removably and forms an air outlet channel together with inner wall of the upper chamber; the air outlet channel and an air inlet channel are separated by the wind deflector; and one side of the air inlet channel is connected with the air inlet and the other side of the air inlet channel is connected with the air outlet channel. It has good heat radiation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Solarstock New Energy Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ninggang Wang, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 9841794
    Abstract: This invention puts forward a kind of mobile computer, which includes a host with a panel display on it, a screen cover and a keyboard. The keyboard is set on the screen cover. The connection between the host and the screen cover adopts staff connecting structure or slide block and sliding groove connecting structure, and the host can be folded with the screen cover and opened to stand up askew on the screen cover conveniently. The best heat transfer effect of the wall of the host shell is adopted, when the host stands up, to improve heat transfer and decrease the host thickness. The screen cover can be removed and installed from the host conveniently. Setting battery on the screen cover, users can replace the battery conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Qin Bo Core Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Biao Qin
  • Patent number: 9823711
    Abstract: The invention provides a Storage Bridge Bay system, comprising: plural hard disk drives, each arranged within a corresponding slot; one or more Storage Bridge Bay canisters, wherein there is provided in the or each canister one or more solid state drives. In addition in an embodiment, the invention provides a Storage Bridge Bay canister, the canister comprising: electrical connections in accordance with the Storage Bridge Bay standard; and, one or more solid state drives arranged within the canister and arranged in communication with the electrical connections, thereby enabling control of and transfer of data to or from the solid state drives via the electrical connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Hopkins, Andrew Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9743538
    Abstract: A carrier rail housing (1) is described comprising a snap-in base (2) for setting on a carrier rail (3). The snap-in base (2) comprises a carrier rail receiving opening (5) for receiving a carrier rail (3), two snap-in latches (4, 12) movable relative to each other comprising respectively at least one snap-in lug (6, 13), which protrude in a snap-in position into the carrier rail receiving opening (5) for locking with a carrier rail (3) receivable in the carrier rail receiving opening (5), and a coupling element (10) which is in operative connection with the two snap-in latches (4, 12) and transfers a movement of one snap-in latch (4) into a movement of the other snap-in latch (12). The snap-in base (2) further comprises a locking arm (15) with a stop (18) protruding into the carrier rail receiving opening (5) in an open position, in which the snap-in lugs (6, 13) are unlocked from the carrier rail (3), for applying at a side edge of the carrier rail (3) receivable in the carrier rail receiving opening (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Viktor Mickmann
  • Patent number: 9743535
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure includes a rear cover, a securing bracket, and a securing assembly. The rear cover includes a hook. The securing bracket includes a latching portion engaged with the hook. The securing assembly includes a securing member and a sliding shaft. The securing member is secured to the securing bracket. The mounting member is movable relative to the securing bracket to slide the sliding shaft. The sliding shaft presses edges of the limiting slot to push the rear cover away from the securing bracket to disengage the hook from the latching portion when sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Chung Chai, Da-Long Sun, Yu-Gui Chen
  • Patent number: 9538674
    Abstract: There is provided an electrical device's casing capable of reducing vibration generated by the electrical device while the device is operating. A converter case (10) encasing a reactor which generates vibration while operating includes: a plate-shaped base (12) having a front surface and a rear surface, the reactor being to be mounted on the front surface; a reactor case (30) erected from the front surface of the base (12) and surrounding an outer periphery of the reactor; a reinforcing portion (40) provided outside the reactor case (30) and configured to increase stiffness of the base (12); and a rib (50) coupling the reactor case (30) and the reinforcing portion (40) to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Hajime Kushima, Hiroaki Yuasa
  • Patent number: 9526173
    Abstract: An attachment capable of preventing liquid from adhering to a specific electronic component within an electronic device. An electronic substrate has an attachment which can be attached to and detached from the electronic substrate. The attachment has an attachment part detachably attached to an edge of the electronic substrate; and a shield part connected to or integrally formed with the attachment part. The attachment part is a clip-like member having a certain degree of elasticity, and is configured to grip an edge of the electronic substrate so that the attachment is held at a predetermined place. The shield part has an inclined surface, and is configured to shield the electronic component so that liquid, such as a splash or droplet moving toward the electronic component, does not adhere to the component when the attachment is held at the predetermined place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Norihiro Chou, Kiichi Inaba
  • Patent number: 9513676
    Abstract: To provide an electronic device in which a CPU unit and an arbitrary number of IO units can be connected by stacking without the ineffective size increase of the entire device, and the easy unlocking is possible. The CPU unit 13 and the IO unit 15 are connected by inserting a pair of edge connecters 63, 65 formed at both ends of a riser board 61 into an edge-connector socket 33 formed in a first board 31 of the CPU unit 13 and into an edge-connector socket 57 formed in a second board 51 of the CPU unit 13, and the first board 31 and the second board 51 are electrically connected through the riser board 61.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: A&D Company, Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Yamazaki, Toyohiko Akazawa, Akio Yoshikawa, Hajime Takeo