Patents Examined by Lisa Lea-Edmonds
  • Patent number: 10809762
    Abstract: An accessory display device for a display device, such as for a computer, is described. The device includes a housing having a first side and a second side movable relative to one another and a first pair of rails coupled to the first side and a second pair of rails coupled to the second side, the first pair of rails engaged with and slidable relative to the second pair of rails. The device also includes a tensioning member coupled to the first side and the second side and placing tension between the first side and second side. Further, the device includes a first engagement portion coupled to the first side and a second engagement portion coupled to the second side. The first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are configured to engage the side of a computer's display under force created by the tensioning member. Further still, a first display is slidable within the housing and is movable from a stowed position to a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Alex Cole Levine
  • Patent number: 10802539
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body, an input module, and an engaging mechanism is provided. The input module is movably disposed at the body and adapted to move along an axial direction. The engaging mechanism includes a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is connected to the input module. The second engaging portion is movably connected to the body and is adapted to move with a traction of gravity. When the axial direction has a first angle with respect to a direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is away from the first engaging portion so that the input module is adapted to move along the axial direction. When the axial direction has a second angle with respect to the direction of gravity, the second engaging portion is engaged with the first engaging portion to limit the movement of the input module in the axial direction, and the first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wen-Chieh Tai, Shun-Bin Chen, Huei-Ting Chuang
  • Patent number: 10798842
    Abstract: A power module includes a housing, a support bracket, a sliding member and a resilient recovery member. The housing has a first surface and a second surface. The support bracket is fixed to the first surface. The support bracket has a hook to retain a first side of a support rail. The sliding member is slidably connected to the support bracket. The sliding member has a latch member to retain a second side of the support rail. The resilient recovery member has a first end connected to the support bracket and a second end connected to the sliding member. The resilient recovery member is to push the sliding member to cause the hook member and the latch member to sandwich the support rail. The sliding member has a first unlocking end for applying a force against the resilient recovery member. The first unlocking end projects beyond the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ping-Hung Wen, Ying-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 10789863
    Abstract: A high-resolution rollable display device is disclosed. The display device includes a rollable display panel having a first side and a second side that is longer than the first side. A printed circuit board is disposed along the first side of the rollable display panel. A plurality of flexible films are connected to the printed circuit board. In one embodiment, a first end of each of the plurality of flexible films is connected to the printed circuit board at the first side of the rollable display panel and a second end of each of the plurality of flexible films is connected to the second side of the rollable display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyunjoo Song
  • Patent number: 10779427
    Abstract: A method for measuring an electromagnetic (EM) signal radiated from an external electronic device and an electronic device thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a display, a first conducting unit, a second conducting unit, at least one EM sensing circuit, at least one wireless communication circuit, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores instructions of when being executed, enabling the processor to receive, by using the first conducting unit, a first signal sensed by the EM sensing circuit, and receive, by using the second conducting unit, a second signal sensed by the EM sensing circuit, and provide a signal pattern on the basis of the first signal and the second signal, and identify an external electronic device, at least partially on the basis of the signal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngbae Lee, Seungwoo Lee, Seungnyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10777102
    Abstract: Provided is a display device. The display device includes: a flexible display panel, a roller fixed to a lower edge of the display panel, a plurality of links having one end connected to an upper edge of the display panel, a driving unit which is disposed proximate the roller and configured to rotate the roller, and an elastic member which is connected to the other end of each of the plurality of links and disposed outside of the roller. Accordingly, the force of the driving unit is directly transmitted to the roller and the force of the elastic member is directly transmitted to the links, such that the configuration and operation of manipulating the display device between a rolled configuration and an unrolled configuration is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SeokHyo Cho
  • Patent number: 10770677
    Abstract: A display apparatus can include a flexible display panel including at least one bending area; a first mid-frame disposed on a rear surface of the flexible display panel at a central area of the flexible display panel based on the at least one bending area; a second mid-frame disposed on the rear surface of the flexible display panel at an edge area of the flexible display panel based on the at least one bending area, the second mid-frame being spaced apart from the first mid-frame; and a bending guide configured to maintain a bent angle between the first mid-frame and the second mid-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo-Sung Lee, Mi-Jin Han
  • Patent number: 10768664
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a front plate, a rear plate facing away the front plate, a side member disposed to surround a space defined between the front plate and the rear plate, wherein the side member is coupled to the front plate and the rear plate to define a housing, wherein the side member is at least partially made of a metallic material, a polymer structure located in the space, and a display received in the space to be viewable through the front plat. The rear plate may be seated on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chongkun Cho, Hyeongsam Son, Changjin Song, Hyeonwoo Lee, Minwoo Yoo
  • Patent number: 10754385
    Abstract: A micro-LED display having added functionalities like touch sensing, sound generation, self-cleaning, haptics and wireless charging by combining LED dies with micro-transducer dies or thin film structures on the same display substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Innovasonic, Inc.
    Inventor: Boris Kobrin
  • Patent number: 10756300
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel which displays an image; and a cover on a first surface of the display panel. The cover includes a flexible member, and a rigid member which has less flexibility than the flexible member, the flexible member and the rigid member respectively being portions of a same layer on the first surface of the display panel. One member among the flexible member and the rigid member defines a cavity therein, and the other member among the flexible member and the rigid member is disposed in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youngmyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10757823
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a body to which the display panel is movably coupled, a first connection part connecting the body to the display panel, a second connection part disposed apart from the first connection part to connect the body to the display panel, and an elastic part elastically connected between the first connection part and the second connection part. Accordingly, the display panel may be enlarged and reduced with only an action of a user's hand by using the elastic part without a separate driving power, and thus, a total size and weight may decrease, thereby increasing the convenience of keeping and movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangdae Park
  • Patent number: 10757805
    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: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Prest, Marta M. Giachino, Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10750795
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes a primary bead, two spacer beads and a bead string. The two spacer beads each defines a first side and a second side opposite to each other. The first sides of the two spacer beads are respectively disposed on two opposite sides of the primary bead. Two ends of the bead string are respectively connected to the second sides of the two spacer beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lin, Ying-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 10747273
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including a display module, a base and a camera module. The base has an upper shell member, and the display module is pivotally connected to the base and is rotatable relative to the base. The camera module is disposed on the upper shell of the base and can be switched between a closed mode and an open mode. The camera module has a lens. When the camera module is switched from the closed mode to the open mode, the camera module protrudes from the upper surface of the upper case member, and the optical axis of the lens is inclined toward the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Ching Wang, Chia-Heng Cheng, Chia-Fu Lu
  • Patent number: 10747262
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foldable structure for a point of sale (POS). The foldable structure comprises: a screen, a back plate of which is provided with a screen mounting part; a connecting arm, two ends of which are respectively provided with a first mounting part and a second mounting part; a base, a side plate of which is provided with a base mounting part; a first rotating member, coupled between the screen mounting part of the screen and the first mounting part of the connecting arm; and a second rotating member, coupled between the base mounting part of the base and the second mounting part of the connecting arm. The first rotating member and the second rotating member are rotated, and the connecting arm is folded to expand the screen and the base into a desktop type or a pulled-up vertical type, or the connecting arm is folded to gather the base against the back plate of the screen to form a wall-mounted type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SENOR TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Liang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10739820
    Abstract: A system may include ring devices. A ring device may have a housing that is configured to be worn on a finger of a user. Sensors such as force sensors, ultrasonic sensors, inertial measurement units, optical sensors, touch sensors, and other components may be used in gathering input from a user. Control circuitry may wirelessly transmit information gathered from sensors and other input devices to an associated electronic device. The information may be used in controlling operation of the electronic device. The housing of the ring device may have an annular main body and an expandable portion coupled to the main body. The expandable portion may include a flap with a hinge, a rotatable housing member, a housing with an internal adjustable frame and a cover, an expandable housing formed from an expandable tube coupled between first and second annular devices, and other expandable structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Dinesh C. Mathew
  • 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: 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: 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