Patents by Inventor Ernesto SALAS

Ernesto SALAS 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10426015
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a display integrated into a front of the electronic reading device, the display being outlined by a non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device; wherein a predetermined section of the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device includes a plurality of micro laser through holes, the plurality of micro laser through holes configured to integrate with the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device by maintaining a predetermined level of visual consistency of the non-touch sensitive portion, and provide an area through which light is visible in response to one or more interactions with the electronic reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventors: Archer Wun, James Wu, Ernesto Salas
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10013394
    Abstract: A method and system for re-marginating content displayed on a display screen of a computing device when upon receiving indication of an object superposed on the display screen content, a “handedness” preference of the reader/observer can be determined. In one embodiment, the content comprises display of one page in a series of digitally constructed pages. A keep out margin is calculated based on position of the object. Content is then re-flowed or line-wrapped about that keep out margin, to counteract any obscuration of displayed content. The line-wrapping of the content around the keep out margin is accomplished while maintaining a plurality of text attributes of the content. The line-wrapping forces reconstruction of a next one of the series of pages for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas Imana
  • Publication number: 20180052489
    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 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventors: Archer WUN, Anna BUECHIN, James WU, Ernesto SALAS
  • Publication number: 20180054913
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a display integrated into a front of the electronic reading device, the display being outlined by a non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device; wherein a predetermined section of the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device includes a plurality of micro laser through holes, the plurality of micro laser through holes configured to integrate with the non-touch sensitive portion of the front of the electronic reading device by maintaining a predetermined level of visual consistency of the non-touch sensitive portion, and provide an area through which light is visible in response to one or more interactions with the electronic reading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: RAKUTEN KOBO, INC.
    Inventors: Archer WUN, James WU, Ernesto SALAS
  • Patent number: 9898450
    Abstract: A method and system for repaginating content displayed on a display screen of a computing device when upon receiving indication of an object superposed on the content. The content comprises display of one page in a series of digitally constructed pages. The repaginated content is re-flowed or line-wrapped around an identified keep out boundary to counteract any obscuration of displayed content. The repagination forces reconstruction of a next one of the series of pages for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas Imana
  • Patent number: 9558710
    Abstract: A method and system for transitioning operation between display screens of a computing device, with a user interface. The device further includes primary and secondary touch screen displays, an ambient lighting brightness sensor, a memory storing instructions and an e-book having content displayable according to a series of digitally constructed pages. The method comprises receiving, at a screen transition interface presented on one of the primary display screen and the secondary display screen, selections of an upper and a lower brightness threshold limits of ambient lighting, sensing a brightness level of ambient lighting, activating the secondary display screen for operation only if one of: (i) the ambient lighting brightness level exceeds the upper threshold limit and (ii) the ambient lighting brightness level is less than the lower threshold limit, and transitioning operation of the computing device to the secondary display screen by rendering the pages of e-book content thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas Imana
  • Publication number: 20160231921
    Abstract: A method and system for deploying an ancillary display screen of an electronic personal display device in a persistent rendering of reading progress including a page-resume demarcation. The method comprises receiving, at a current page of the e-book rendered upon the primary touch screen display, a command terminating display of the e-book content for reading thereon, the current page being an intermediate one of the series of pages of the e-book, displaying an indicium of a totality of the series of pages of the e-book along a substantial length of the ancillary touchscreen display, and rendering a demarcation cue representative of the current page within the indicium of the totality of pages, the demarcation cue being positioned along the indicium in accordance with an order of the current page within the series of pages of the e-book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Kobo Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin LANDAU, Juan Ernesto Salas IMANA
  • Publication number: 20160224303
    Abstract: A method and system for deploying a display screen of an electronic personal display device in rendering digital content items. The device includes a processor, primary and secondary touch screen displays, and a memory storing instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: KOBO INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas IMANA
  • Publication number: 20160224302
    Abstract: A method and system for deploying a display screen of an electronic personal display device. The device includes a processor, primary and secondary touch screen displays, and a memory storing instructions and an e-book, the e-book having content displayable according to a sequence of digitally constructed pages. The method comprises monitoring a device battery power level while displaying the digital content item at the primary touchscreen display, detecting that a threshold battery power level is reached, and transitioning operation of the computing device to the secondary display screen by rendering the digital content item for reading thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: KOBO INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas IMANA
  • Publication number: 20160227317
    Abstract: A method and system for transitioning between audible notification states for a computing device based on ambient lighting level brightness differentials. The method comprises receiving, via the first and second ambient lighting sensors, a first and a second ambient lighting levels from respective ones of a first surface and a second surface of the computing device, determining a brightness differential between the first and second ambient lighting levels, and transitioning at least one audible notification from an audio output source of the computing device to an alternate audio state if the brightness differential exceeds a predetermined threshold differential amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Kobo Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin LANDAU, Juan Ernesto Salas IMANA
  • Publication number: 20160216931
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a mobile device detachable accessory display screen. The method comprises receiving a request to electrically couple a detachable accessory at the computing device, the detachable accessory including a secondary display screen, monitoring for a display screen transition event, transitioning operation of the computing device to the secondary display screen upon detecting the display screen transition event, and rendering the digital content item for reading on the secondary display screen of the detachable accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: KOBO INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas IMANA
  • Publication number: 20160216930
    Abstract: A method and system for deploying a display screen of an electronic personal display device. The device includes a processor, primary and secondary touch screen displays, and a memory storing instructions and an e-book, the e-book having content displayable according to a sequence of digitally constructed pages. The method comprises receiving a page transition action enacted upon a page of the e-book content rendered at the primary touch screen display, activating the secondary display screen for operation; and transitioning operation of the computing device to the secondary display screen by rendering the e-book content for reading thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Kobo Incorporated
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas IMANA
  • Publication number: 20160210267
    Abstract: A method and system for deploying a display screen of an electronic personal display device. The device includes a processor, primary and secondary touch screen displays, and a memory storing instructions and a digital content item. The method comprises receiving a request to access the digital content item stored in the memory, identifying an e-book signature associated with the digital content item, inferring that the digital content item is an e-book based on the e-book signature, the e-book having content displayable according to a sequence of digitally constructed pages, activating the secondary display screen for operation in response to the inference that the digital content item is an e-book, and transitioning operation of the computing device to the secondary display screen by rendering the e-book content for reading thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: KOBO INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas IMANA