Patents Examined by Lisa Lea-Edmonds
  • Patent number: 10736244
    Abstract: Devices having multiple layers of paint for enhanced thermal performance. Individual paint-layers have specific properties within specific wavelength-ranges. An exemplary device includes an emissive outer layer that has a high emissivity in a first wavelength-range to increase thermal radiation and a high transmittance in a second wavelength-range to reduce solar gain. Underneath the emissive outer layer is a color matching layer that has a high transmittance in the second wavelength-range and absorbs at least some visible light. Underneath the color matching layer is a reflective sublayer that has a high reflectivity in the second wavelength-range. EM radiation within the second wavelength-range passes through the emissive outer layer and color matching layer before being reflected by the reflective sublayer back into the atmosphere. Thus, solar gain is reduced due to the solar energy within the second wavelength range being reflected off of the device—rather than absorbed as thermal energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tzu-Yuan Lin, Douglas L. Heirich, Brian J. Toleno, Gavin D. Stanley, Sridhar Canumalla, Sravan Kuman Reddy Gondipalli
  • Patent number: 10736218
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and associated methods of manufacturing are described that provide a networking card arrangement with increased thermal performance. An example arrangement includes a primary network card that defines a first card-to-board connection and a networking chipset supported by the primary network card. The arrangement also includes an auxiliary network card that defines a second card-to-board connection and networking cable connectors supported by the auxiliary network card that receive networking cables therein. The arrangement further includes a card connection element that operably connects the primary network card and the auxiliary network card. In an operational configuration in which the primary network card and the auxiliary network card are received by a server board via the first card-to-board connection and the second card-to-board connection, the primary network card is spaced from the auxiliary network card such that air may pass therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Avraham Ganor, Ariel Naftali Cohen, Assad Khamaisee, Andrey Blyahman, Doron Fael, Sergey Savich
  • Patent number: 10725499
    Abstract: Provide is a display device. The display device includes a watchcase, a first display screen and a flexible display component. The first display screen is arranged on a front side of the watchcase. The first display screen includes a first display surface. The flexible display component is arranged on a back face of the watchcase. The flexible display component may be bent along a first direction to be reused as a watchband. Moreover, in the condition that the flexible display component is reused as the watchband, a surface of the flexible display component facing away from the watchcase is a second display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang Wan, Jiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10725962
    Abstract: An electronic system and a control method thereof are provided. The electronic system includes a first device, a second device and a control device. The first device includes a first processor and a first control module, and the first control module is electrically connected to the first processor. The second device is detachably disposed on the first device. The second device includes a second processor and a second control module, and the second control module is electrically connected to the second processor. The control device is detachably connected to the second device, and the first device, the second device and the control device are coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Jen Mao, Kuan-Pei Lee, Fu-Yu Cai, Chieh Mii, Ya-Yun Huang, Ming-Chih Huang, Tong-Shen Hsiung, Shang-Chih Liang
  • Patent number: 10725505
    Abstract: A portable information handling system housing rotationally couples first and second housing portions with a hinge assembly that provides a variable distance between the housing portions, such as with first and second axles move together and apart or with a main bracket having telescoping members on opposing sides that provide rotation about a minor axis. Increased distance between the housing portions may accommodate a keyboard disposed between the housing portions or provide extra space if an object is placed between the housing portions so that a display integrated in the housing is not damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Hallar, John Trevor Morrison, Andrew P. Tosh
  • Patent number: 10725504
    Abstract: A mobile computing device includes: a housing with a lower wall, a keypad seat and side walls joining the lower wall to the keypad seat and extending upwards from the keypad seat to a bay opening. The walls define an access compartment between the lower wall, the side walls and the keypad seat, and a keypad bay for a keypad module between the keypad seat, the side walls and the bay opening. The device includes a latch slidably mounted to the keypad seat between locked and unlocked positions, including: a hook to engage a keypad module recess in the locked position and secure the keypad module in the bay, and to disengage from the recess in the unlocked position to enable removal of the keypad module; and an activation member in the access compartment to receive an input to transition the latch from the unlocked position to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: I-Heng Tsai, Yanmin Mao, Carl A. Thelemann, Xinghua Shi, Mu-Kai Shen, Ramana Reddy Palpunuri
  • Patent number: 10718950
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus includes a display unit configured to emit image light to display an image, a support portion that supports the display unit, and a nose pad attached to the support portion. The support portion includes an attachment portion to which the nose pad is attached. The nose pad includes an insertion portion inserted into the attachment portion. The attachment portion includes an insertion opening into which the insertion portion is inserted, and a locking portion configured to lock the nose pad in a first position and a second position that are different from each other in a rotational direction of the nose pad centered at the insertion portion inserted into the insertion opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamakura
  • Patent number: 10721829
    Abstract: Typical electronic device feet are adhered to a bottom surface of an electronic device housing. However, adhered feet are not generally readily removable and replaceable without also removing and replacing the adhesive, which may be messy and time consuming. Implementations described and claimed herein provide an electronic device with a device housing including an aperture therein, a retaining ring oriented within a seat, the retainer ring and the seat concentric with the aperture, and a device foot oriented within and protruding outward from the aperture. The device foot has a concentric extraction surface and the retaining ring compresses against the concentric extraction surface and secures the device foot in place against the device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Bowers, Brooks Hallin
  • Patent number: 10712777
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sean S. Corbin, Andrew D. Lauder
  • Patent number: 10712776
    Abstract: The invention discloses a display terminal and a wearable device, which are configured to solve the problem that the existing device is inconvenient to be used. A display terminal comprises: a hard body, configured to mount components; two bendable parts, respectively located on two sides of the hard body and spliced on a plane to form a bendable body; a flexible display, covering the outer surface of the hard body and the bendable body. When full screen is not required, the flexible display can be bent along with the bendable parts. At this time, information can be displayed only on the flexible display which is on the hard body, and when full screen is required, the two bendable parts unfolded, the flexible display is unfolded to achieve full screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Siu Chung Choi
  • Patent number: 10714279
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes a substrate and several keycaps disposed on the substrate. The substrate includes a long slit and an elastic bridge connecting member. The long slit divides the substrate into a first plate having a first side edge and a second plate having a second side edge opposite to the first side edge. A gap is between the first side edge and the second side edge. The elastic bridge connecting member is connected between the first side edge and the second side edge. The first plate is movable relative to the second plate. The first side edge includes a first stopping member, the second side edge includes a second stopping member, and a certain interval is between the first stopping member and the second stopping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Horiuchi, Chia-Hsin Chen, Chi-Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 10716225
    Abstract: A storage device includes a circuit board configured to store data and a connector mounted horizontally to the first surface of the circuit board. The connector comprises an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a port of an electronic device and a connection portion connected to the circuit board. An offset thickness between a thickness of the connection portion and a thickness of the insertion portion is at least 1 millimeter (mm). The storage device also comprises a housing enclosing the circuit board. A length of the housing does not exceed 8 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kin Ming So
  • Patent number: 10712791
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein relate to exploiting photovoltaic effects to improve the thermal management capabilities for wearable electronic devices. In an exemplary embodiment, a wearable electronic device includes photovoltaic cells disposed over a housing assembly that encloses heat-emitting electronic components. The photovoltaic cells block solar radiation from reaching an exterior surface of the housing assembly—thereby reducing the solar gain thereof. Electrical energy that is generated by the photovoltaic cells is utilized in some manner that is determined to be currently appropriate based on various current-state factors of the wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gavin D. Stanley, Sridhar Canumalla, Douglas L. Heirich, Sravan Kuman Reddy Gondipalli
  • Patent number: 10705572
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes a housing including a first plate facing in a first direction, a second plate facing in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a lateral member surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate, at least one hinge structure disposed at an edge of the second plate, a stand member that is opened or closed at an angle from the second plate through the at least one hinge structure; and a display disposed in the space and being visible through at least a portion of the first plate. The second plate includes an engaging stopper formed by a first terminating plane near the at least one hinge structure. The stand member includes a first stopper formed by a second terminating plane facing the engaging stopper of the second plate. The angle is determined when the first stopper meets the engaging stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chaehoon Lim, Youngjoon Ahn, Dusun Choi, Yongsang Yun
  • Patent number: 10708403
    Abstract: An electronic device case with a transparent or translucent back panel. The case generally comprises a frame, configured to surround the outer periphery of the electronic device, coupled to a back panel, configured to cover the back of the electronic device. The frame generally includes a plurality of outer sidewalls surrounding a center cutout. The back panel is formed from a hard plastic material such as polycarbonate. In example embodiments, the back panel material is a clear, transparent material. In other embodiments, the back panel material is a tinted or translucent material. The frame is generally overmolded onto the front or interior surface of the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CASE-MATE, INC.
    Inventor: Saumil Chetan Mody
  • Patent number: 10701819
    Abstract: A housing structure of an information display unit includes a casing, two extensible elements and a brace. The casing has therein a receiving space. A window is disposed on a front side of the casing and is in communication with the receiving space. The top ends and bottom ends of the extensible elements are pivotally disposed at the top end of the brace and the bottom of the casing such that the brace is liftably disposed on the front side of the casing. A screen is connectedly disposed on the brace. A circuit module electrically connected to the screen is disposed in the receiving space. To repair the circuit module in the casing or the screen on the brace, a technician merely lifts the brace such that the extensible elements turn forward and then extend upward so as to support the screen, rendering the repair convenient and quick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LITEMAX ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Tien-Teng Yang, Ling-Chi Lo, Chun-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10701824
    Abstract: A bending module and a folding display device are provided. The bending module is adapted to vary between a flattened state and a bent state. The bending module includes a flexible unit and a pair of supporting members. The flexible unit has a neutral layer, and the pair of supporting members are connected to the flexible unit. When the bending module varies between the flattened state and the bent state, the flexible unit is deformed, and the supporting members are each rotated via one corresponding center of rotation to be relatively close to or far from each other, wherein the centers of rotation are always maintained on the neutral layer of the flexible unit. By applying the bending module to the folding display device, the service life of the folding display device may be extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kai-Cheng Chao, You-Yu Chen, Chia-Hao Hsu, Chia-Huang Chan
  • Patent number: 10701820
    Abstract: A tamper proof control system includes a housing, and a cap. The housing includes a housing body defining an interior volume to accommodate an electronic process control device and further includes a first end having a housing threaded portion. The cap includes a cap body that defines an interior volume and further includes a proximal end, a cap threaded portion, an exterior surface, and at least one groove formed on the exterior surface. The proximal end of the cap body defines a coupling portion. Upon threadably securing the cap to the housing, the coupling portion of the cap engages the housing threaded portion to restrict relative rotation between the housing and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Gregory W. Jacobs, James S. Davis, Roger L. Heatwole
  • Patent number: 10678301
    Abstract: An assembled industrial tablet is provided. A first floating connector, which is disposed on a screen assembly, and a second floating connector, which is disposed on a tablet assembly, are assembled, and the tablet assembly is limited in an assembly space of the screen assembly through limiting structures of the screen assembly, so that the industrial tablet is assembled. Therefore, the technical efficiency of assembling the industrial tablet conveniently may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Moxa Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan-Cheng Lee, Chung-Kun Hou, Hsiao-Chen Chen, Li-An Yang
  • Patent number: 10678299
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display module including a folding area that is configured to be in-folded around a folding axis, and non-folding areas adjacent to both sides of the folding area, the folding area and the non-folding areas configured to be defined on a plane, the display module configured to display an image; a support member at a lower part of the display module; an adhesive member between the display module and the support member; and a non-adhesive member between the adhesive member and the display module in the folding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taehyeog Jung