Patents by Inventor Anna Buechin

Anna Buechin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10827591
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Archer Wun, Anna Buechin, James Wu, Ernesto Salas
  • Patent number: 10795407
    Abstract: An electronic reading device, including: a housing, wherein exterior surfaces of the housing include a first and second main surface, a first edge, a second edge, a third edge, and a fourth edge, and each of the edges is located in between the first and second main surface, and the third edge is parallel to the fourth edge, and the first edge is located at an opposite side of the housing than the second edge. The first main surface includes a display, and the second main surface is an opposing surface to the first main surface. The housing is asymmetrical as it includes an extended housing portion that is spaced away from one edge of the display, a thickness of the housing between the first and second main surface increases from the second edge to the first edge, and the housing has an upward bend at the extended housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Archer Wun, Kuan-Chang Lin, Anna Buechin, Chris Leung
  • Patent number: 10716376
    Abstract: A protective case, including: a back cover configured to secure an electronic reading device; and a front cover connected to the back cover by a hinge. The front cover is divided into a plurality of separate stiffener sections that are defined by a plurality of creases, and the plurality or creases are configured to allow movement of the plurality of stiffener sections so that the protective case can be folded into a stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten Kobo, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Buechin, Archer Wun, Kuan-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10716375
    Abstract: A protective case, including: a back cover and a front cover connected by a hinge. The front cover is divided into a five stiffener sections that are defined by four creases. The first and second stiffener sections are in a shape of a triangle. The second stiffener section is smaller in area than the first stiffener section. The third stiffener section is bordered by the second and third crease. The fourth stiffener section and the fifth stiffener section form a flap at an end of the front cover that is opposite the hinge, and the fourth stiffener section and the fifth stiffener section are the same size, and are separated by the fourth crease. An outer side of the front cover has a gap that is located between an angled edge of the fourth stiffener section and an angled edge of the fifth stiffener section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Anna Buechin, Archer Wun, Kuan-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10671117
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic reading device includes a back cover, wherein the back cover is configured to secure the electronic reading device. The back cover includes a plurality of metal plates, each of the plurality of metal plates disposed in a predetermined location. The protective case also includes a front cover, wherein the front cover includes a plurality of magnets, each of the plurality of magnets being disposed in a predetermined location and one or more of the plurality of magnets being positioned based on the location of one or more corresponding metal plates. The front cover also includes a Hall sensor magnet positioned on top of a magnet shielding, wherein the Hall sensor magnet is positioned between the magnet shielding and the back cover of the protective case when the protective case is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
    Inventor: Anna Buechin
  • Publication number: 20200170091
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
    Inventors: Archer WUN, Anna BUECHIN, James WU, Ernesto SALAS
  • Publication number: 20200125141
    Abstract: An electronic reading device, including: a housing, wherein exterior surfaces of the housing include a first and second main surface, a first edge, a second edge, a third edge, and a fourth edge, and each of the edges is located in between the first and second main surface, and the third edge is parallel to the fourth edge, and the first edge is located at an opposite side of the housing than the second edge. The first main surface includes a display, and the second main surface is an opposing surface to the first main surface. The housing is asymmetrical as it includes an extended housing portion that is spaced away from one edge of the display, a thickness of the housing between the first and second main surface increases from the second edge to the first edge, and the housing has an upward bend at the extended housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Archer WUN, Kuan-Chang Lin, Anna Buechin, Chris Leung
  • Publication number: 20200125226
    Abstract: An electronic reading device, including: a housing, wherein exterior surfaces of the housing include a first main surface, a second main surface, a first edge, a second edge, a third edge, and a fourth edge, and each of the first edge, the second edge, the third edge, and the fourth edge is located in between the first main surface and the second main surface, and a display that is surrounded by the housing, wherein the first main surface of the electronic reading device includes the display, and the second main surface of the electronic reading device is an opposing surface to the first main surface, wherein the housing includes an extended housing portion that is spaced away from one edge of the display by a distance, and the extended housing portion includes a first button and a second button to control the movement of text and/or images that are displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Archer WUN, Kuan-Chang LIN, Anna BUECHIN, Chris LEUNG, Harry HUTTON, William CHABAN, Ramesh MANTHA
  • Publication number: 20200121045
    Abstract: A protective case, including: a back cover and a front cover connected by a hinge. The front cover is divided into a five stiffener sections that are defined by four creases. The first and second stiffener sections are in a shape of a triangle. The second stiffener section is smaller in area than the first stiffener section. The third stiffener section is bordered by the second and third crease. The fourth stiffener section and the fifth stiffener section form a flap at an end of the front cover that is opposite the hinge, and the fourth stiffener section and the fifth stiffener section are the same size, and are separated by the fourth crease. An outer side of the front cover has a gap that is located between an angled edge of the fourth stiffener section and an angled edge of the fifth stiffener section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Anna Buechin, Archer Wun, Kuan-Chang Lin
  • Publication number: 20200121046
    Abstract: A protective case, including: a back cover configured to secure an electronic reading device; and a front cover connected to the back cover by a hinge. The front cover is divided into a plurality of separate stiffener sections that are defined by a plurality of creases, and the plurality or creases are configured to allow movement of the plurality of stiffener sections so that the protective case can be folded into a stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventors: Anna BUECHIN, Archer Wun, Kuan-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10582591
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Archer Wun, Anna Buechin, James Wu, Ernesto Salas
  • Publication number: 20190361495
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic reading device includes a back cover, wherein the back cover is configured to secure the electronic reading device. The back cover includes a plurality of metal plates, each of the plurality of metal plates disposed in a predetermined location. The protective case also includes a front cover, wherein the front cover includes a plurality of magnets, each of the plurality of magnets being disposed in a predetermined location and one or more of the plurality of magnets being positioned based on the location of one or more corresponding metal plates. The front cover also includes a Hall sensor magnet positioned on top of a magnet shielding, wherein the Hall sensor magnet is positioned between the magnet shielding and the back cover of the protective case when the protective case is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
    Inventor: Anna BUECHIN
  • Publication number: 20190281684
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
    Inventors: Archer WUN, Anna Buechin, James WU, Ernesto SALAS
  • Patent number: 10409326
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic reading device includes a back cover, wherein the back cover is configured to secure the electronic reading device. The back cover includes a plurality of metal plates, each of the plurality of metal plates disposed in a predetermined location. The protective case also includes a front cover, wherein the front cover includes a plurality of magnets, each of the plurality of magnets being disposed in a predetermined location and one or more of the plurality of magnets being positioned based on the location of one or more corresponding metal plates. The front cover also includes a Hall sensor magnet positioned on top of a magnet shielding, wherein the Hall sensor magnet is positioned between the magnet shielding and the back cover of the protective case when the protective case is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventor: Anna Buechin
  • Patent number: 10342096
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Archer Wun, Anna Buechin, James Wu, Ernesto Salas
  • Publication number: 20180368234
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Rakuten Kobo, Inc.
    Inventors: Archer WUN, Anna Buechin, James WU, Ernesto SALAS
  • Patent number: 10082828
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventors: Archer Wun, Anna Buechin, James Wu, Ernesto Salas
  • Publication number: 20180049529
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic reading device includes a back cover, wherein the back cover is configured to secure the electronic reading device. The back cover includes a plurality of metal plates, each of the plurality of metal plates disposed in a predetermined location. The protective case also includes a front cover, wherein the front cover includes a plurality of magnets, each of the plurality of magnets being disposed in a predetermined location and one or more of the plurality of magnets being positioned based on the location of one or more corresponding metal plates. The front cover also includes a Hall sensor magnet positioned on top of a magnet shielding, wherein the Hall sensor magnet is positioned between the magnet shielding and the back cover of the protective case when the protective case is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventor: Anna BUECHIN
  • Patent number: D875735
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Anna Buechin, Archer Wun, Kuan-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: D898746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Anna Buechin, Archer Wun, Kuan-Chang Lin