Patents Examined by Lisa Lea-Edmonds
  • Patent number: 11366494
    Abstract: A display module provides a panel part, a first supporting member, a second supporting member, a receiving guide member and a shielding member. The panel part includes a pixel array to display an image. The first supporting member is disposed under the panel part. The second supporting member is disposed under the panel part and adjacent to the first supporting member along a first direction. The receiving guide member is combined with the second supporting member. The shielding member covers a boundary area between the first supporting member and the second supporting member, and is combined with the first supporting member, and is allowed to slide on the second supporting member and is partially disposed in a receiving space between the receiving guide member and the second supporting member, and is flexible to be bendable or foldable in response to deformation of the panel part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Kwon Soh, In Soo Park, Jin Yong Sim
  • Patent number: 11366496
    Abstract: A flexible display device and a control method thereof are provided. In an embodiment, the flexible display device includes a display panel, and the display panel includes a first flexible region. In an embodiment, the he flexible display device further includes supporting structures, and a first supporting plate for supporting the supporting structures. In an embodiment, the he supporting structures can support the first flexible region according to the usage states of the first flexible region, such that the first flexible region can be effectively supported at different usage states, which improves the user experience and the service life of the first flexible region, thereby ensuring the performance stability of the flexible display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Xiamen Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hebing Feng, Shaorong Yu
  • Patent number: 11366495
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a rotating shaft connected with the first body and the second body, at least one driving member, a third body and a flexible display. The first body and the second body rotate relatively to be folded or unfolded via the rotating shaft. The driving member is movably pivoted to the rotating shaft. The third body is movably disposed at the second body, the third body is located on a moving path of the driving member, and the third body and the driving member rotate relative to the first body to be folded or unfolded along with the second body. The flexible display is disposed at the first body and the third body, and the driving member drives the third body to move close to or away from the first body in a rotating folding or unfolding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yen-Chou Chueh, Hui-Ping Sun, Wei-Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 11360523
    Abstract: In one example, a hinge assembly is disclosed, which may include a first bracket, a second bracket, and a shaft to pivotally connect the first bracket and the second bracket. The shaft may have a composite neck portion. The composite neck portion may include a metal portion and a non-metallic washer fixedly attached to the metal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 11353930
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to a hinge. In some examples, a hinge can include a first bracket connected to a shaft, a second bracket connected to the first bracket, a member connected to the shaft and magnetically attracted to a magnet at a first position, where the member translates relative to the magnet to a second position as the shaft rotates about an axis of the shaft, and the magnet to generate a magnetic attraction force between the member and the magnet, where the magnetic attraction force is higher at the second position than the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu, Kun-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11353935
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing, a hinge structure configured to connect the first housing and the second housing, and a foldable display module. The hinge structure includes a rotating shaft, a first idle gear, a second idle gear, a first gear, a second gear, a first pressing member configured to move the first gear toward the second gear, and a first interconnecting structure formed between the first gear and the second gear to enable the first gear to engage with the second gear, the first interconnecting structure being formed between the first gear and the second gear such that, as first pressing member moves the first gear toward the second gear, the first gear and the second gear receive with rotational forces in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongkeun Kim, Hyungsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11348488
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a folding area, and a metal plate disposed below the display panel. The metal plate includes a first plate and a second plate which are spaced apart from and face each other, at least one spacer disposed between the first plate and the second plate, and a space between the first plate and the second plate, the space excluding the at least one spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min Sok Jang
  • Patent number: 11347269
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel for displaying an image, and including a folding area configured to be folded about a folding axis, and a non-folding area adjacent to the folding area, and also includes a window on the display panel, including a flexible material, and configured to be folded along the display panel, wherein a side surface of the window has a first surface roughness in the non-folding area, and has a second surface roughness in the folding area that is less than the first surface roughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geunwoo Yug, Muhyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11347276
    Abstract: A portable information handing system. The portable information handling system includes a base chassis, the base chassis comprising a motherboard, the motherboard comprising a processor and a bus coupled to the processor, the base chassis portion comprising a cable routing bracket; a display chassis, the display chassis being rotationally-coupled to the base chassis via a hinge, the hinge having a corresponding hinge axis, the display chassis comprising a display chassis component; and, a flexible printed circuit cable, the flexible printed circuit cable being coupled to the motherboard and the display chassis component, the flexible printed circuit cable being routed from the motherboard to the display chassis component via the cable routing bracket, the cable routing bracket causing the flexible printed circuit cable to pivot about the hinge axis of the hinge when the display chassis portion is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Schwager, Yu-Feng Huang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Nicholas G. DiLoreto
  • Patent number: 11341873
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a first panel having a first flat portion and a first bending portion at one side of the first flat portion. The first bending portion has a first bending axis around which the first bending portion rotates. The foldable display device also includes a second panel having a second flat portion and a second bending portion at one side of the second flat portion. The second bending portion has a second bending axis around which the second bending portion rotates. The first bending portion and the second bending portion are arranged adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsu Chou, Po-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 11340660
    Abstract: A hinge structure of a foldable electronic apparatus is provided. The hinge structure includes a hinge member fixed to each of a first housing member and a second housing member, a rotation support portion rotatably supporting the hinge member and including a rotation guide that guides a rotation of the hinge member, and an angle maintaining structure configured to maintain a position of the hinge member. The first housing member and the second housing members are maintained at a predetermined angle with respect to each other. The angle maintaining structure includes an elastic pressing portion arranged between the rotation guide and the hinge member, the angle maintaining structure extending along a rotation direction of the hinge member, and being elastically deformable, and at least one position maintaining groove into which a portion of the elastic pressing portion is insertable and which is formed in a surface of the hinge member opposite to the rotation guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dinh Quynh Nguyen, Danh Tung Tran, The Nam Nguyen, Hoai Nam Ngo, Xuan Truong Dao, Khac Cao Nguyen, Ha Duy Tran
  • Patent number: 11334115
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly is provided, including an electronic device body and a detachable lens module. The electronic device body has a housing and a first joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is disposed on the housing. The detachable lens module is detachably assembled onto the housing and has a second joining unit, wherein the first joining unit is joined to the second joining unit to electrically connect the detachable lens module to the electronic device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Yi-Ta Huang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Chi-Hung Lai, Wu-Chen Lee, Pin-Chueh Lin, Chih-Wei Liao, Ting-Wen Pai, Wen-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 11335218
    Abstract: A display device includes a first rotation member configured to rotate, a second rotation member configured to rotate, the second rotation member being spaced apart from the first rotation member, a conveyance member that is extended between the first rotation member and the second rotation member, is configured to be conveyed between the first rotation member and the second rotation member in accordance with respective rotations of the first rotation member and the second rotation member, and has an inner surface and an outer surface, an abutting movement member that is disposed between the first rotation member and the second rotation member, and is configured to move to cause the conveyance member to be partially pushed up while being abutted against the inner surface, and a display member having flexibility that is attached to the outer surface, and displays an image using an organic light emitting phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamamoto, Soya Araki, Yoshinori Tachikawa, Yohei Azuma, Yoichiro Eshita
  • Patent number: 11327534
    Abstract: In one example, a hinge assembly is disclosed, which may include a first member and a second member rotatably connected to the first member through a mounting portion. The mounting portion may include a first surface having a first protrusion and a second surface, opposite the first surface, having a second protrusion. Further, the hinge assembly may include a first cam fixed to the first member and disposed adjacent to the first surface and a second cam fixed to the first member and disposed adjacent to the second surface. The first cam and second cam being engageable with the first protrusion and the second protrusion, respectively, to shift an axis of rotation of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu, Kun-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11330708
    Abstract: An electronic device may include electrical components and other components mounted within an interior of a housing. The device may have a display on a front face of the device and may have a glass layer that forms part of the housing on a rear face of the device. The glass layer may be provided with regions having different appearances. The regions may be textured, may have coatings such as thin-film interference filter coatings formed from stacks of dielectric material having alternating indices of refraction, may have metal coating layers, and/or may have ink coating layers. Textured surfaces may be formed on thin glass layers and polymer films that are coupled to the glass layer. A glass layer may be formed from a pair of coupled glass layers. The coupled layers may have one or more recesses or other structures to visually distinguish different regions of the glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Prest, Marta M. Giachino, Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11315443
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device that includes a housing and a flexible display panel. The display area has an exposed part and an unexposed part, the exposed part is partially or fully exposed within the housing, and the unexposed part is received in the housing, to realize for switching between a large-screen display state and a small-screen display state. Thus, it has effects for small size and long lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Han
  • Patent number: 11314283
    Abstract: A foldable display device is provided, which can effectively release stress in a bending state by a combination of a surface frame bending device, a surface frame slide device, and a surface frame elastic device, thereby ensuring that the display panel can be smoothly bent without wrinkles and breakage damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Shanghung Yeh
  • Patent number: 11308829
    Abstract: The application discloses a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a substrate. The substrate includes a bonding region and a bend region connected to the bonding region. The substrate further includes a support block disposed corresponding to the bend region and the bonding region and disposed on a side of the substrate facing away from a display surface. The maximum thickness of the support block located in the bonding region is greater than the maximum thickness of the support block located in the bend region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Yungu (Gu'an) Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Xie
  • Patent number: 11307613
    Abstract: A display device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Young Yu, Yong Gi Ko, Bon Joo Koo, Yun Ha Kim, Jae Chun Park, Nam Seok Baik, Mikiya Itakura, Hyoung Jin Lee, Dae Guen Choi, Sung Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 11307615
    Abstract: Accessory devices for portable electronic devices are described. An exemplary accessory device can include a first segment coupled to a second segment via a first hinge assembly. The accessory can include a third segment coupled to the second segment via a second hinge assembly such that the second segment is positioned between the first and third segments. The accessory device can be arranged between a closed configuration and a configuration of a stand that supports the portable electronic device at a viewing angle. At the support configuration, the second segment can be at an acute angle relative to the first segment to shift the center of gravity of the system towards the middle. The third segment can be suspended above the first segment and be inclined outwards. The hinge assemblies of the system can be sufficiently stiff to withstand the weight of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aidan N. Zimmerman, Bradley J. Hamel, Christopher J. Stringer, Markus Diebel, Sung-Ho Tan, Mikael M. Silvanto, Kevin M. Robinson, Daniel L. McBroom, Michael D. McBroom