Patents Examined by Theron S Milliser
  • Patent number: 11153978
    Abstract: An novel enclosure for a device featuring an encoder and an electronic display in which the cutouts, and dimensions of the surfaces and their relative angles provide a device that is compact, durable, and easy to see and operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: William Glenn Wardlow, Django Gary Wardlow
  • Patent number: 11153985
    Abstract: An electronics package includes a platform and a board mounted to the platform, the board having electronics mounted thereon. A feedthrough pin passes through and is hermetically sealed to a feedthrough body and is wire bonded to the board. A cover is bonded to and surrounds the exterior surface of the feedthrough body to produce a hermetically sealed chamber that houses the platform and the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: David Alexander Andrew, David Matthew Strei, James Walters, III, David Cutter
  • Patent number: 11109494
    Abstract: A display device includes a control substrate provided in the display device, a first connecting part provided on the control substrate and connecting a controller to the control substrate, the controller configured to control the display device, and a second connecting part provided on the control substrate and connecting a user interface unit to the control substrate, the user interface unit connected to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Kobayashi, Kouhei Yoshida, Hiroyuki Suwa, Hideki Okamura
  • Patent number: 11094480
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes a substrate, a membrane circuit board, a flexible printed circuit board, a first fixing board, and a second fixing board. The substrate includes a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side edge. The substrate further includes an offset protrusion protruding from the top surface and forms a recessed area on the bottom surface. The membrane circuit board is disposed on the top surface. The membrane circuit board includes an outlet area correspondingly disposed on the offset protrusion. The flexible printed circuit board is disposed on the bottom surface. The flexible printed circuit board includes a fixed portion, a folded portion, and an electrical connection end. The fixed portion is received in the recessed area. The first fixing board is correspondingly disposed on the offset protrusion. The second fixing board is correspondingly received in the recessed area and assembled with the first fixing board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Horiuchi, Chia-Hsin Chen, Po-Hsin Li
  • Patent number: 11096308
    Abstract: A processing assembly including cage, partition, two sub-cages, two motherboards, two switch boards and at least one bridge board. Partition is disposed in cage so as to divide inner space of cage into first accommodation space and second accommodation space. Two sub-cages are respectively disposed in first accommodation space and second accommodation space. Two motherboards are respectively disposed on two sub-cages. Two motherboards each include a plate and a plurality of processing units disposed on the plate. Two switch boards are respectively disposed on two sub-cages and respectively electrically connected to two motherboards. Bridge board is electrically connected to two motherboards. One of two motherboards is located between one of two switch boards and bridge board, and another one of two motherboards is located between another one of two switch boards and bridge board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ji-Peng Xu, Guang-Zhao Tian, Zhao Geng
  • Patent number: 11086355
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a display unit, a memory storing program instructions, a processor to execute the program instructions in connection with operating the electronic device, and a main body unit housing the memory and processor. The display unit is rotatably mounted to the main body unit. The main body unit has a sidewall divided into first and second sidewall segments that are moved relative to one another corresponding to the main body unit being shifted between active and storage states. An interface component is mounted within the sidewall of the main body unit. The interface component includes members spaced apart from one another by gaps. The members are moved relative to one another between an operative position corresponding to the main body unit in the active state and a collapsed position corresponding to the main body unit in the storage state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Patent number: 11079810
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems can mitigate the ingress of debris such as small foreign particles or fluids passing into a joint of an electronic device. Some aspects of the systems prevent particles from passing between a flexible cable and a mandrel surface used to limit bending of the cable. Other aspects provide particle relief features including gaps, grooves, or reduced-size sections of the mandrel so that particles can pass into them and thereby cause no damage or pass out of the electronic device. Another aspect provides a protective layer configured to limit pressure applied to the cable by particles or other contaminants. These apparatuses and systems can improve the life and durability of the mandrel and cable, thereby improving the reliability of operating the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Karan Bir, Adam T. Garelli, Bryan W. Posner, Denis H. Endisch, Simon R. Lancaster-Larocque
  • Patent number: 11081969
    Abstract: A power supply to provide welding power. The power supply may include a first printed circuit board (PCB) disposed on a primary side of the power supply; a first set of components mounted on the first PCB; a second PCB disposed on a secondary side of the power supply; a second set of components mounted on the second PCB; a transformer stage coupled to the first PCB and to the second PCB, wherein the first PCB and the second PCB are independently detachable from the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The ESAB Group Inc.
    Inventors: Awad Gharib, Muniswamappa Anjanappa, Pranav Sanghavi
  • Patent number: 11083098
    Abstract: A display device includes a housing; at least one roller positioned within the housing; a display portion including a display panel and a module cover; and an operating portion connected to one end of the display portion and to change a display portion's state, wherein the display panel and the module cover transition from a first state where the display panel and the module cover are wound around the at least one roller to a second state where the display panel and the module cover are unwound from the at least one roller, in contact with each other, and exposed out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinha Heo, Dohyeon Kim, Inkeun Ryu
  • Patent number: 11079795
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a pivot assembly, and a protective assembly. The pivot assembly is pivoted to the first body and the second body and includes a shaft. The first body pivots relative to the second body via the shaft. The protective assembly is slidably disposed at periphery of the first body and the second body and includes at least one guide structure and at least one sliding structure. When the first body moves relative to the second body from a lock position to an open position, the protective assembly drives the guide structure and the sliding structure to slide along the periphery of the first body and the second body and drive the guide structure to be coaxially arranged with the shaft to allow the protective assembly to rotate with the first body relative to the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: I-Lung Chen, Wang-Hung Yeh, Yi-Hsuan Wu, Shang-Che Lee, Hsiao-Ching Hung
  • Patent number: 11079791
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a multimedia output unit for outputting multimedia content; a bracket component for supporting the multimedia output unit and having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The second end is connected to the multimedia output unit. The electronic device further includes a processing unit for transmitting the multimedia content to the multimedia output unit. In response to the electronic device being placed on a supporting surface, an orthogonal projection of the first end of the bracket component on the supporting surface is positioned differently from an orthogonal projection of the processing unit on the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xi Chen
  • Patent number: 11079807
    Abstract: A hinge assembly is disclosed. The hinge assembly may include roller elements and spacer elements positioned between adjacent roller elements. The hinge assembly couples with two housing parts, and allows movement of the housing parts with respect to one another. The roller elements synchronously rotate along surfaces of the spacer elements during rotation of one of the housing parts. Also, in order to maintain engagement between the roller elements and the spacer elements, a strap may extend through openings of the roller elements and the spacer elements. Further, the strap may provide the hinge assembly with a desired stiffness. For example, when the first housing part ceases rotational movement, the strap may cause the first housing part to maintain its position relative to the second housing part. Also, the hinge assembly may include a tensioning element coupled to the strap in order to provide tension to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Robinson, Houtan R. Farahani, Ari P. Miller
  • Patent number: 11073874
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a peripheral interface and a frame that is operable to receive an Open Compute Project (OCP) module. The frame includes a peripheral slot that provides an electrical communication between the OCP module and the peripheral interface when the OCP module is disposed at a first position. A lock controls the ejection of the OCP module from the first position to a second position, and disengages from the OCP module at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Eduardo Escamilla, Patrick Vincent Illingworth
  • Patent number: 11066861
    Abstract: A notebook computer includes a tablet computer and a keyboard dock. The tablet computer includes a tablet computer body, a first hinge cover, and a first hinge, where a first end of the first hinge is connected to the first hinge cover, a second end of the first hinge is connected to the tablet computer body, and the first hinge cover is used for rotating relative to the tablet computer body around a central axis of the first hinge. The keyboard dock includes a keyboard dock body, a second hinge cover, and a second hinge, where a first end of the second hinge is connected to the second hinge cover, a second end of the second hinge is connected to the keyboard dock body, and the second hinge cover is used for rotating relative to the keyboard dock body around a central axis of the second hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingchao Zhu, Heng Yang, Haitao Zhen, Xueqiang Li
  • Patent number: 11068024
    Abstract: A notebook computer includes a display screen, a base, a rotating shaft coupling the display screen and the base, and a rotating shaft support disposed at an inside of a housing of the display screen and coupled to the rotating shaft in an assembly manner. The notebook computer further includes a drive circuit board disposed inside the housing of the display screen. The rotating shaft support includes a first rotating shaft support and a second rotating shaft support. A projection of the drive circuit board and a projection of the first rotating shaft support do not overlap on a place on which the display screen is located, and the projection of the drive circuit board and a projection of the second rotating shaft support at least partially overlap on the plane on which the display screen is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingchao Zhu, Heng Yang, Haitao Zhen, Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 11054865
    Abstract: A hinge module and an electronic device are provided. The hinge module includes a pair of brackets, a plurality of tabs, a torque providing assembly, and a torque adjustment member. Each bracket has at least one first sliding slot extending along a first direction and a first through hole extending along a second direction, wherein the first direction and the second direction are perpendicular to each other. The tabs pass through the corresponding ones of the first sliding slots, and the tabs have second sliding slots extending along the second direction. The torque providing assembly has a first end connected to one of the brackets and one of the tabs and a second end connected to the other one of the brackets and the other one of the tabs. The torque adjusting member inserts into the first through holes of the brackets and the second sliding slots of the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Shiue Jan, Wei-Hao Lan
  • Patent number: 11016530
    Abstract: A portable information device includes a hinge device, a foldable display, and a bezel member. The hinge device has a first base plate fixed to the first chassis, a second base plate fixed to the second chassis, a first link arm having a first end portion rotatably connected to the first base plate through a first shaft, a second link arm having a first end portion rotatably connected to the second base plate through a second shaft, and a coupling plate having a first end portion rotatably connected to a second end portion of the first link arm through a third shaft and a second end portion rotatably connected to a second end portion of the second link arm through a fourth shaft. The hinge device as a whole is disposed under a display surface, regardless of opening/closing state of the second chassis with respect to the first chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Watamura, Chi-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 11009920
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for a computing system, including a hinge assembly coupled to a base bracket of a display assembly, including: a sleeve including a hollow portion at a first end of the sleeve; a retractable shaft, wherein a first end of the retractable shaft is positioned within the hollow portion of the sleeve, the retractable shaft adjustable between a first positional state and a second positional state with respect to the sleeve such that: when the retractable shaft is in the first positional state, a second end of the retractable shaft, opposite the first end, extends a first distance from a second end of the sleeve, opposite the first end of the sleeve; when the retractable shaft is in the second position state, the second end of the retractable shaft extends a second distance from the second end of the sleeve, the second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-An Lin, Li Hsu
  • Patent number: 10999948
    Abstract: A supporting member includes a body portion, at least one first fixing portion, and at least one second fixing portion. The first fixing portion is connected to a side of the body portion and bends relative to the body portion. The first fixing portion is configured to be fixed to a first circuit board. The second fixing portion is connected to another side of the body portion and bends relative to the body portion. The second fixing portion is configured to be fixed to a second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming-Hung Shih
  • Patent number: 10936024
    Abstract: A high density storage housing includes a housing and a plurality of drive carriers. The housing includes a storage area and a motherboard. The storage area extends across at least a portion of a width and at least a portion of a depth of the housing. The motherboard extends across the storage area and includes a plurality of first connectors. The plurality of drive carriers each include a second connector configured to mate directly with one of the plurality of first connectors. Moreover, the second connector of each drive carrier of the plurality of drive carriers is disposed on a long side of its drive carrier so that the plurality of drive carriers mount storage drives to the housing in a sideways orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Phuoc-An N Nguyen, Daniel Bernard Hruska, Anant Thakar