Patents Examined by Rashen E Morrison
  • Patent number: 11073869
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device according to an embodiment includes: a deformable display panel; a first window disposed on the deformable display panel; a first adhesive disposed between the deformable display panel and the first window; a second window disposed on the first window, the second window including a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a side surface disposed between the first surface and the second surface; a second adhesive disposed between the first window and the second window; and a shatterproof coating (SPC) provided on at least a part of the side surface of the second window and the first surface of the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungho Ahn, Jonghae Kim
  • Patent number: 11071228
    Abstract: A rack system for one or more computing systems is described. The rack system may include support structures, or rack structures, and a housing affixed or un-affixed to the support structures. The rack system may include rails, including telescoping rails, affixed to the support structures and coupled to the computing system. When the rack system is in a closed position, the computing system is positioned within the housing. When the rack system is in an open position, the computing system is removed from the housing and the components of the computing system are accessible. In the open position, only components on one surface of the circuit board are accessible. However, the computing system can rotate, thereby placing the components on the opposing surface of the circuit board in an accessible position. Alternatively, the housing can be affixed to the computing system, and include modifications for access to the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Hershey, Christoph M. Pistor, Bartley K. Andre, Richard D. Kosoglow, Michael D. McBroom, Shravan Bharadwaj, Jonathan L. Berk, Houtan R. Farahani, James M. Cuseo, William R. Allan, II, David C. Parell, Eric A. Knopf, Seth G. McFarland
  • Patent number: 11064624
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a base, a fastening assembly, a fixing assembly and a first recovery member. The base has a rail be inserted by a board card. The fastening assembly is movably coupled to the base and detachably secures the board card. The fastening assembly includes a sliding member and a rotation member. The sliding member is slidably connected to the base. The rotation member is pivotally connected to the sliding member and includes an abutting end and a latch end. The rotation member selectively causes the abutting end and the latch end to be inserted into the rail. The fixing assembly is connected to the base and the fastening assembly, and secures the fastening assembly in a locked status. The first recovery member moves the fastening assembly from the fixed position toward an entrance of the rail when the locked status is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tai-Jung Sung, Yi-Hsin Chen
  • Patent number: 11064627
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology generally relate to systems and methods for storing datacenter equipment. More specifically, some embodiments relate to a datacenter rack (“computing rack”) that can be adjusted to fit various sizes of computing equipment and can be stacked with additional computing racks. In certain embodiments, the computing rack includes an enclosure for storing a plurality of computing units as well as one or more adjustable vertical mounting rails coupled to the frame of the computing rack for accommodating different sizes and specifications of equipment. The computing rack additionally includes components for stacking the unit with additional computing racks such that a set of stacked computing racks can fit multiple different sizes and specifications of computing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Wilke
  • Patent number: 11064629
    Abstract: A device casing includes a casing body and a detachable bracket. The casing body has first and second supporting frames opposite to each other, and first and second guiding slots formed on the first supporting frame. The first guiding slot has a first open end and a first closed end. The second guiding slot has a second open end and a second closed end. The detachable bracket is detachably disposed between the first and second supporting frames and has first and second sliding posts. The first sliding post is rotatably disposed at the first closed end. The second sliding post is slidably disposed at the second closed end. By the structural constraint between the first and second guiding slots and the first and second sliding posts respectively, the detachable bracket can stably rotate relative to the casing body and can be installed onto the casing body easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corp., Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Chang Yang, Jeng-Ting Pan
  • Patent number: 11064613
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for encapsulating a flexible electronic device with a waterproof layer are provided. In some embodiments, a manufacturing process is provided where a hotmelt layer is positioned over a flexible substrate that has at least one electronic component. Then, heat and/or pressure are applied to the hotmelt layer causing the hotmelt layer to flow around the at least one component to encapsulate the at least one component and form a waterproof layer. Various embodiments for forming the hotmelt layer and various embodiments of the flexible electronic device with the hotmelt layer are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Flex Ltd.
    Inventors: Weifeng Liu, William L. Uy, Dongkai Shangguan
  • Patent number: 11048295
    Abstract: A cover window for a display device comprising a substrate, a joining layer and an outer cover, wherein the cover window has at least one folding region and at least one non-folding region. The substrate in the folding region has openings filled with at least a first filler material and a second filler material, wherein a stiffness of the first filler material is less than a stiffness of the second filler material, and the stiffness of the second filler material is less than a stiffness of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tim Michael Smeeton
  • Patent number: 11042201
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a head-mounted display device, including a body and a fan. The body is used for wearing on a user's face. The body has an airflow channel, a first tuyere, and a second tuyere. The airflow channel is connected to the outside via the first tuyere and the airflow channel is connected to a space between the body and the user's face via the second tuyere. The fan is configured in the airflow channel and is used for driving the airflow in the airflow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Hsun Chang, Kuan-Ying Ou
  • Patent number: 11036256
    Abstract: In an example, a handle may include a grip to attach to a device, an attachment post disposed on a first end of the grip, a slot interface disposed on a second end of the grip, and a supplemental interface disposed in between the attachment post and the slot interface. The attachment post, the slot interface, and the supplemental interface may extend radially out from the grip and may attach the grip to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul R Lalinde
  • Patent number: 11023009
    Abstract: A folding member includes first and second supporting members, joint units connected, on first sides thereof, to the first supporting member, connected, on second sides thereof, to the second supporting member, and coupled to one another to be rotatable along a first curved trajectory, a third supporting member below the first supporting member, a fourth supporting member below the second supporting member, and a hinge member providing first and second rotational axes, which are parallel to each other, to first sides of the third and fourth supporting members, respectively, that are opposite to each other. Each of the joint units includes a first guide part in an area on a bottom thereof. And each of the third and fourth supporting members includes, in an area thereof, a second guide part which guides the first guide part to rotate along the first curved trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Yong Kim, Chang Min Park
  • Patent number: 11016527
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device capable of maintaining flatness of a display by minimizing stress occurring at an inflection point at which a length of the display changes rapidly upon folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jungsik Park, Jeong Woo, Gidae Kim, Kangmoon Kim, Moohyun Baek, Jungchul An
  • Patent number: 11016528
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a pivot module, a linkage mechanism, and an input module. The pivot module is connected to the first body and the second body. The second body is pivoted on the first body through the pivot module. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and is connected to the pivot module. The input module is movably disposed on the first body through the linkage mechanism. The linkage mechanism is configured to be driven by the pivot module to cause the input module to move to be close to or away from the pivot module and cause the input module to be inclined or parallel to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 11017696
    Abstract: A display device includes a window, a display module on a rear surface of the window and including a non-bending area and a bending area configured to bend at a periphery of the non-bending area, a protective cover on a rear surface of the display module to protect the bending area of the display module, and a stopper coupled with the protective cover to limit a movement of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Namjin Jang
  • Patent number: 11016541
    Abstract: A hinge assembly and an electronic device using the hinge assembly are provided. The hinge assembly includes a pair of gear brackets coaxially staggered in an axial direction, wherein each gear bracket has a plate portion and an arc portion, and the arc portion has an inner gear; a shaft holder, which is provided between the arc portion of the gear bracket, wherein the shaft holder has a pair of first fixing holes; a pair of gear shafts, which passes through the first fixing hole and is fixed to the shaft holder in parallel to the axial direction, each of the gear shafts has an outer gear portion, the outer gear portion has an outer gear, and the outer gear and the inner gear of the arc portion are engaged with each other; and a pair of torque elements, which are respectively sleeved on opposite ends of the gear shaft; a plurality of gears, which are sleeved on the ends of the gear shaft in a one-to-one manner, and the gears disposed on the same side of the gear shaft are engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Ko-Yen Lu
  • Patent number: 11013137
    Abstract: A server capable of rotating and accessing storage devices accommodated therein includes a server chassis, a motherboard, a power supply module, two racks, and a system cooling module. The server chassis includes two side plates and an accommodating space between the two side plates. The power supply module is disposed in the accommodating space and arranged corresponding to the motherboard. The racks are arranged parallel to each other and detachably connected to the server chassis. A pivot structure and a handle for operating the rack are disposed at the rack near the motherboard. The rack is rotatable with respect to the server chassis by means of the pivot structure. The system cooling module is disposed adjacent to the rack. At least one cord passage is provided between the system cooling module and each of the side plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chen, Chaoching Wu
  • Patent number: 11003220
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a housing having conductivity, an electronic component includes an outer shell having conductivity, and an electrically conductive elastic member. The electrically conductive elastic member has conductivity and elasticity and is disposed between the outer shell of the electronic component and a predetermined inner surface of the housing. A pair of ribs stand on the predetermined inner surface. The electrically conductive elastic member is disposed between the pair of the ribs. The ribs have facing side surfaces facing each other, each of the facing side surfaces has an inclined surface in such a way that each of the facing side surfaces and the predetermined inner surface is in continuous contact with a corresponding part of an outer surface of the electrically conductive elastic member that is compressed, each of the facing side surfaces and the predetermined inner surface facing the corresponding part of the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masato Tobinaga
  • Patent number: 10990137
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism is provided. The hinge mechanism includes a base, a magnetic assembly, a torque assembly, and a calibration component. The magnetic assembly is disposed in the base. The torque assembly is connected to the base, and includes a substrate, a first cylinder, and a second cylinder. The substrate is disposed in the base. The first cylinder penetrates the substrate, and is rotatable relative to the substrate. The second cylinder penetrates the substrate, and is rotatable relative to the substrate and the first cylinder. The calibration component is disposed between the magnetic assembly and the torque assembly, and abuts an inner wall of the first cylinder, and an inner wall of the second cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Huang, Hsueh-Chih Peng, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wen-Neng Liao, Kuang-Hua Lin
  • Patent number: 10993346
    Abstract: A case module that is capable of installing a first electronic module and a second electronic module, includes a cage and a restraining component. The first electronic module can move relative to the cage to a first installation position along a first direction. The second electronic module can move relative to the cage to a second installation position along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. When the first electronic module moves relative to the cage toward the first installation position along the first direction, the restraining component is driven to move relative to the cage toward a restraining position along the first direction. The second electronic module can be stopped by the restraining component when the restraining component is located at the restraining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Sing Syu, Fu-Chieh Hsu
  • Patent number: 10990128
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus having a display that appears to be floating in air is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a first transparent plate; a second transparent plate facing the first transparent plate; a display provided between the first transparent plate and the second transparent plate to partially cover the first transparent plate and the second transparent plate; and a transparent member provided between the first transparent plate and the second transparent plate to fill around the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Masayuki Amano, Kenji Watamura, Seita Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10986747
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a casing assembly, and a casing assembly and electronic device having the same. The casing assembly includes a first casing, a second casing and a fixing assembly. The second casing is slidably disposed on the first casing. The fixing assembly includes a mount, a fastener and a pressure supply component. The mount is disposed on the first casing. The fastener is disposed on the second casing. The fastener is detachably engaged with the mount. The pressure supply component is movably disposed on one of the mount and the fastener and configured to push the other one of the mount and the fastener. When the fastener is disengaged from the mount, the pressure supply component forces the fastener and the mount to move away from each other so as to force the second casing to move relative to the first casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Zhao-Ping Fu