For A Household Appliance Patents (Class 206/320)
  • Patent number: 10813244
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a waterproof case, including a closed space, and a flow guide assembly, an electronic module and a cover, provided in the closed space. The cover includes a cover top plate and a cover side plate which, together with a case bottom plate and a case side plate, form an accommodation space for accommodating the flow guide assembly and the electronic module. Further, the cover includes a first vent hole and a second vent hole. The flow guide assembly is configured to guide air, entering the accommodation space from the first vent hole, to flow through the electronic module and to be discharged from the second vent hole. The flow guide assembly is further configured to guide air, entering the cavity from the first vent hole, to flow through the electronic module and to be discharged from the second vent hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS LTD., CHINA
    Inventors: Hai Liu, Xue Feng Zhu, De Zhong Han, Hai Bo Sheng, Xi Tao
  • Patent number: 10812883
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reversible compact zipper earbud pouch with internal cable-catches comprised of a light-weight material design that remains unobtrusively attached to cabled devices such as an earbud listening device but not limited to same. The permanently attached cable-catches can open and securely bound various cables, collectively making it readily available during time of collection and bundling cable. Storage of same is kept self-contained, unobstructed and easily extracted from varied storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: THE BANANA BUNGEE LLC
    Inventor: Trevor A. Chargois
  • Patent number: 10791393
    Abstract: A speaker case for a mobile device with a speaker. A protective shell into which the mobile device can be inserted. The protective shell has a rear wall and at least one side wall with an opening for the speaker, a plate-shaped component, which is fastened to the protective shell so as to pivot about a first pivot axis. At least one second plate-shaped component which is pivotally mounted about a second pivot axis on the first plate-shaped component. The pivot axes are preferably perpendicular to each other and whereby the protective shell has a sound channel from the opening for the speaker to the rear wall of the protective shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Klaus Englert
  • Patent number: 10790869
    Abstract: A protective carrying case for a foldable mobile electronic device is provided having a concealed storage compartment. The concealed compartment may store credit cards, identification cards and other personal articles. The case also includes an integrated stand that enables a user to prop the foldable mobile device at a desired angle. The case further includes a window to expose the back display of a foldable mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FOSMON IP HOLDING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Shung Yat Loh, Ho Yin Lee, Ping Hay Heun
  • Patent number: 10790868
    Abstract: A clip for use with a mobile device is described. The clip mounts between a mobile device and a protective cover, and is used to attach various accessories to mobile device when the mobile and clip are inserted into the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LENNTEK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Danny M. Tsai
  • Patent number: 10785357
    Abstract: A phone case designed to secure a phone to a user's hand while permitting the user to readily rotate the phone and case relative to his hand without requiring the user to release the phone from his hand. A case body has at least one slot, a portion of which is arcuate. A strap extends from a strap connector on the inside of the case body, outwardly through one of the slots, across a portion of the outside of the case body, and inwardly through a slot. The size of the strap permits a user to slide one or more fingers between the strap and the outside of the case body. The strap slides within the slot(s) when the phone case is rotated relative to a user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory F. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10784136
    Abstract: A load port for loading wafers to and unloading wafers from a front opening unified pod (FOUP) includes a shield member that covers and provides a seal over an opening of the FOUP. The shield member includes a narrow wafer slot that is sized to allow a single wafer to be loaded to or unloaded from the FOUP but otherwise minimize loss of the purge environment within the FOUP. The shield member is movable so that the wafer slot may be moved vertically to provide a wafer transfer robot access to any desired wafer position within the FOUP. The shield member, for example, may be a flexible sheet that is held taut and is rolled onto and off of at least one roller to vertically position the wafer slot. The shield member may alternatively be one or more rigid members that slide on rails to vertically position the wafer slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ONTO INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. Doyle, Morgan A. Crouch
  • Patent number: 10775852
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes two housing structures, a hinge structure, and a flexible display, the hinge structure includes a first saw-toothed spur gear, a second saw-toothed spur gear, a third saw-toothed spur gear, a fourth saw-toothed spur gear, a first guide structure fixed to the first housing structure and rotated by the gears, and a second guide structure fixed to the second housing structure and rotated in an opposite direction of the first guide structure, the first guide structure is rotated about a first axis formed from a bottom surface of the flexible display upwards, and the second guide structure is rotated about a second axis that is spaced apart from the first axis and is formed from the bottom surface of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Yoon Kim, Jung Jin Kim, Young Sun Park, Chung Keun Yoo
  • Patent number: 10761565
    Abstract: An aspect provides an apparatus, including: a receptacle for an information handling device having a user display, the receptacle having at least a first side, a second side, and at least one edge, wherein the first side of the receptacle has at least one opening therein through which the information handling device is insertable there-through and the second side forms a back of the receptacle; a protrusion from the second side of the receptacle pivotably attached to the second side of the receptacle and of sufficient length such that the protrusion will wrap around an edge of the receptacle and cover the opening in the first side of the receptacle; and wherein at least a portion of the protrusion comprises thereon a mechanism that permits the edge of the receptacle to be held in position. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, Seth Doughton Rumsey
  • Patent number: 10747333
    Abstract: A non-limiting example cover includes a first cover portion that is provided with a plurality of operation buttons. Each of key tops of the plurality of operation buttons is constituted by a key top portion, an actuator and a conductive member. A connection portion of a conductive sheet is provided between the key top portion and the actuator, and the connection portion is connected, via a coupling portion, to a body portion that is provided on an outside of an area arranged with the key tops. The connection portion is connected to a protrusion provided on a lower side of the key top. Resin plating is applied to the protrusion, and when the key top is depressed and thus a portion of the key top portion where the protrusion is provided is brought into contact to the conductive member, the conductive member and the conductive sheet are electrically connected to each other via the resin plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Maruyama, Kochi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10743630
    Abstract: A bumper (1) for a mobile device that includes a first layer (18) formed from an elastomeric first material and a second layer (2) formed from a second material different from the elastomeric first material. The first layer (18) is arranged on an outside of the bumper and the second layer (2) is arranged on an inside of the bumper so that the second layer (2) is between the mobile device and the first layer (18) when the mobile device is arranged in the bumper (1). The bumper (1) completely covers the mobile device, except for at least a portion of the front, at least a portion of the rear, and at least one speaker of the mobile device if present, when the mobile device is arranged in the bumper (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Bryan Lee Hynecek, Randy Yang Chiang, Jon Dukershein, Darrick Del Moral, David Willson, Alan Ng
  • 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: 10702033
    Abstract: A carrying case for a portable electronic device includes an adjustable viewing stand for supporting the electronic device at an angle selected by the user, the adjustable viewing stand comprising at least two panels hingably connected to one another and foldable so as to be able to reside inside the carrying case when the carrying case is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: R.D.S. INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10705577
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a cover, adapted to an electronic device. The electronic device includes a housing, and the housing includes an opening. The cover includes a plurality of creases. The cover forms a folding structure by folding along the creases, and the cover is detachably fixed to the housing to cover the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Wai-Tong Chan, Sin-Fei Lai, Szu-Tang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10694825
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device, including a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer is formed from an elastomeric first material. The second layer is formed from a second material different from the elastomeric first material. The third layer is formed from an elastomeric third material different from the second material. The second layer is arranged between the first layer and the third layer, with the first layer arranged on an outside of the case and the third layer being arranged on an inside of the case so that the third layer is closer to the mobile device than the first layer when the mobile device is arranged in the case. At least one outer surface of the first layer includes an antimicrobial substance or treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Bryan Hynecek, Randy Yang Chiang, Jon Dukershein, Darrick Albert Del Moral, Kenny Robert Denike
  • Patent number: 10694631
    Abstract: An access panel having a magnetic clasp, hingedly joined to an enclosure surface, especially an enclosure housing electronic components. The access panel can removably cover electronic utilities, such as sockets, ports, controls, and the like, and seal out moisture and debris. In various implementations, the access panel is secured against the enclosure surface magnetically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NEXUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin W. Bomer
  • Patent number: 10686483
    Abstract: An accessory device for use with an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may include multiple layers. One layer may be formed from a plastic. Other layers may include a fabric layer and a silicone layer. The accessory device may further include a retaining feature designed to hold or carry an object, such as a stylus for use with the electronic device. The accessory device may include a recessed region suited to receive the retaining feature. This allows the retaining feature to be stored in the accessory device when the retaining feature is not in use. Further, the retaining feature may be co-planar with an interior region of the accessory device such that the electronic device is not disturbed when positioned in the accessory device. In this manner, the retaining feature may be hidden. Also, the retaining feature may be deployed from the recessed region and receive the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Griffin, II, Daniel J. Coster, Samuel Gilkison Smith, Yoonhoo Jo
  • Patent number: 10623039
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method for creating a digital device protective case with added features to protect and upgrade a user cell phone, including integrating internal air cushion pockets to create a digital device air cushioned protective case, installing a digital device air cushioned protective case tempered glass back cover, integrating a fingerprint recognition device locking system to the tempered glass back cover, integrating a solar cell recharging power source to the tempered glass back cover, integrating an energy induction coil recharging system to the tempered glass back cover, creating a USB plug with digital and recharging features for plugging into a user cell phone, integrating a WIFI direct-near field communication transmitter, a digital memory device, a digital microprocessor and an energy converter into the USB plug with digital and recharging features, and creating an energy induction coil recharging pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Eli Altaras
  • Patent number: 10623041
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile device is disclosed. The protective case includes a front cover, a back cover, and a relatively rigid shell. The front cover includes multiple fold lines that extend across the cover and allow adjacent regions of the cover to rotate or move relative to each other. The shell is configured to receive and retain the mobile device while providing user access to the mobile device. The shell has an outer surface configured to include a latch with an integrated hook. In operation, the latch hooks and retains one end section of the front cover to maintain the device in an angled use position when open. When in the fully closed position the latch fits within an aperture defined within a back end region of the front cover. Magnets incorporated into the front cover assist in maintaining the case in the fully closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventor: Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 10606313
    Abstract: Various arrangements of communication devices are presented. A combined battery and processing unit may be present that includes a housing, a battery, one or more processors; a microphone, and a speaker. The battery and the one or more processors may be permanently installed within the housing. The communication device could include a wristband, having a wristband housing defining a slot that opens on a first side and a second side of the wristband, to removably install the combined battery and processing unit within the slot of the wristband while the wristband is being worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke VanDuyn, Neil T. Marten
  • Patent number: 10608690
    Abstract: Disclosed are covers for a mobile phone including aspects that protect the phone from impact and/or provide shock absorbance characteristics. Covers can include one or more protrusions that reduce the contact surface to the phone and dissipate energy. Advantageously, the one or more protrusions work with intermittent spaces to provide shock absorbing characteristics and reduce the contact surface area between the cover and the phone. In some embodiments, the protrusions can include a soft-side rectangular shape, where the protrusions are placed in an ordered array in the back wall of a cover. In some embodiments, the one or more protrusions can include a row of x-shaped protrusions interspersed with air pockets along the inside wall of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Medway Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Hutchinson, Thomas A. Hutchinson, Gerald A. Hutchinson, Steven J. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10609194
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a device. The device may comprise a track with a top layer with walls defining a first oblong opening with a first width and a bottom layer with walls defining a second oblong opening with a second width, larger than the first width. The device may comprise a circular shaped base with a width greater than the first width. The base may be configured to fit and slide within the second oblong opening. The device may comprise a body with a first side attached to the base. The device may comprise a cap. A first side of the cap may be attached to a second side of the base when the cap is in a recessed position and an edge of the cap may be secured to a slot in the second side of the base when the cap is in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Alfred Esses
  • Patent number: 10595602
    Abstract: A sleeve and case assembly selectively encase and protect an electronic device such as a tablet computer or smart phone. Each of the sleeve and case assemblies is constructed from materials having high impact resistance or toughness qualities. The sleeve assemblies comprise two substantially identical half shells each of which are constructed from the impact-resistant material and are internally configured or contoured to together define a device-receiving volume operable to simultaneously prevent internal device shift or movement while providing the impact-resistant casing. The case assemblies each provide an impact resistant device-encircling material usable in combination with a device-receiving and positioning cradle to cooperably and selectively display an electronic device when in an open case configuration and protect the electronic device when in a closed case configuration. The posterior cradle and cover portions of each case assembly face in opposite directions when in the closed case configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: World Richman Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Saharut Sirichai
  • Patent number: 10585450
    Abstract: A protective cover has a top cover and a bottom cover which are separate from each other, and are not connected. The top cover has a main body that extends to an outer perimeter, the outer perimeter including an upwardly extending wall which extends upwardly from the outer perimeter. A first adhesive element is disposed on the top cover adjacent the outer perimeter for permanently bonding the top cover to a screen portion of a laptop computer. The bottom cover includes a main body having corners which extend into longitudinally extending elongate arms which each have an upwardly extending wall. A second adhesive element is disposed on the main body of the bottom cover, and each of the longitudinally extending elongate arms, adapted for permanently bonding the bottom cover to the keyboard portion of the laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Max Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert George Giazzon
  • Patent number: 10574284
    Abstract: The cellular telephone case is configured for use with a personal data device. The cellular telephone case is a rigid structure. The cellular telephone case forms a protective structure that contains the personal data device. The cellular telephone case comprises a protective case and a lanyard mechanism. The protective case forms the protective structure of the cellular telephone case. The personal data device inserts into the protective case. The lanyard mechanism is a retractable cord contained within the protective case. The lanyard mechanism allows the protective case to be attached to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Stephanie Winston
  • Patent number: 10570547
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus includes a cabinet. The laundry treating apparatus further includes a drawer provided to be ejected from the cabinet. The laundry treating apparatus further includes a tub provided inside the drawer, providing a space where water is stored. The laundry treating apparatus further includes a drum rotatably provided inside the tub, providing a space where laundry is stored. The laundry treating apparatus further includes an inlet provided in the tub, inserting laundry into the drum. The laundry treating apparatus further includes a support unit provided between the tub and drum to prevent one surface of the tub having the inlet from being bent toward the drum and ejected to the outside of the tub through the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangyong Lee
  • Patent number: 10561212
    Abstract: A carrying bag includes a housing having a base wall and an upper wall, and the housing includes a cover panel foldable relative to the upper wall, a base plate is engaged in the housing, a support device is foldably attached to the base plate with a hinge device, and the support device is foldable relative to the base plate and the housing, and a display is attached to the support device and movable relative to the upper wall between an upwardly working position and a downwardly folded storing position. The housing includes a chamber for receiving a mobile device. An attachment is attached to the support device for engaging with and for supporting a mobile member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Zgonic Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih Feng Ho
  • Patent number: 10548380
    Abstract: A waterproof housing for an electronic device includes a first member, a second member, and a gasket. The first member includes a perimeter portion, an interior bounding member, and an exterior bounding member. The interior bounding member and the exterior bounding member form a channel in the first member and the exterior bounding member includes a groove. The second member removably couples to the first member to form the waterproof housing. The second member includes a perimeter portion that extends into the channel of the first member when the second member is coupled to the first member. The second member further includes a ridge that mates with the groove of the exterior bounding member of the first member. The gasket is compressed between the first member and the second member when the first member is coupled to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TreeFrog Developments, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Rayner, Matthew M. Glanzer, Richard W. Vinson, Thomas J. Davison
  • Patent number: 10542803
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device with a screen. The case comprises a band arranged to surround the edge of the device. The band comprises an outer layer of a flexible polymer, an inner layer of damping material and an intermediate layer of a dissipation material between the inner and outer layers. The intermediate layer is the hardest of three layers and the inner layer is the softest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TECH 21 LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jason Roberts, Benjamin Thorpe, Jeremy David McManus
  • Patent number: 10543669
    Abstract: An accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a frame that extends about an opening of the chamber. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the frame is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein. For example, the frame may define a multi-sided cross-section with an inner edge thereof configured to engage a chamfered edge of the consumer electronic device. The front flap may include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap hingedly couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Balaji, Kevin Kenney, Andrew Lauder, Robert Michael Merritt, Michael Nashner, Samuel Gilkison Smith, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Jared A. Sartee, Crenshaw Whitley, Kathryn P. Crews
  • Patent number: 10542804
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a protective case, which includes a main frame unit. The main frame unit includes an inner ring surface and an outer ring surface. The main frame unit has two first side portions, two second side portions and four round corner portions. The inner ring surface has a recess recessed toward the outer ring surface. The recess has at least one second groove region formed in one of the first side portions, the second side portions and the round corner portions, and at least one flat region connected to the second groove region. The second groove region is adjacent to a bottom surface and recessed toward the bottom surface. The flat region is configured in the main frame unit so as to facilitate demolding when the main frame unit is fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: EVOLUTIVE LABS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Fu Wang
  • Patent number: 10539398
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are multiple implementations of impact suppressors. Each impact suppressor is formed of multiple polymer layers. In implementations each polymer layer is one of the following: a solid polymer layer, a flat foam polymer layer, a corrugated polymer layer, and/or a peak-and-valley shaped polymer layer. The impact suppressors are configured to be worn by a user below a bullet-proof vest to reduce the impact force from an impact, such as from a bullet or other projectile hitting the bullet-proof vest, thus reducing the likelihood of injury and/or bruising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Nildson de Souza Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10524551
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device with a screen, the case comprising a band arranged to surround the edge of the device. The band comprises a layer of flexible polymer and a layer of a damping material which is softer than the flexible polymer provided within the flexible polymer layer. The damping material has a plurality of integrally formed protrusions projecting inwardly protrusions projecting inwardly from a substantial portion of the inner periphery of the band to engage with the device. The protrusions are provided at least in the corner regions of the case and the protrusions are arranged such that, in normal use there is substantially no contact between the band and the device other than through the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TECH 21 LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jason Roberts, Wilhelm Marschall, Benjamin Thorpe
  • Patent number: 10513368
    Abstract: A packaging body includes a base on which a packaging target is placed, a box including first flaps and second flaps, and a binding body configured to bind the base and the box and disposed between the first flaps and the second flaps. The box has a rectangular shape and an upper opening portion and configured to cover a top face and side faces of the packaging target. The first flaps are disposed in pairs opposing to each other extending from opposite scorelines of the upper opening portion and including an opening through which an included object is inserted. The second flaps are disposed in pairs opposing to each other extending from different opposite scorelines of the upper opening portion and configured to be folded over the first flaps when the first flaps are folded. The first flaps further include partial flap portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dai Iwahara, Tomonori Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10499719
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to a display case portion including an interior surface; and a tensional retention assembly including a tensional member, a first clip, a second clip, and the tensional member including a first end and a second end, the first clip coupled to the first end of the tensional member and the second clip coupled to the second end of the tensional member, the tensional member configured to be stretched from a first length to a second length longer than the first length wherein tensional forces are thereby applied to the first clip and the second clip. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jaimie Emerald Chan, Michael Cooper Ferren
  • Patent number: 10503213
    Abstract: A remote control device and a method of assembly are provided. The remote control device may include a control unit and a holder. The holder may define a cavity that opens through a surface of the holder. The control unit may be seated in the cavity through the opening in the surface of the holder and recessed relative to the surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Kass, Douglas J. Barr, Joseph E. Kovach, Kevin M. Dann, David J. Parrett, Clark Brace, Fred Bould, Jaime Caso, Jeremy Wolf
  • Patent number: 10497336
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and method are provided. The mobile terminal includes a touch screen and a controller which determines an opening angle of a front cover unit of the mobile terminal. The opening angle is an angle between the mobile terminal and a front cover unit included in a cover connected to the mobile terminal. The controller displays one or more pages on the touch screen, where each page is displayed at a proportion determined based on the opening angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Young Lee, Jee-Yeun Wang, Jee-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10494138
    Abstract: A container for an article includes a series of walls including a top wall that cooperate to define an interior of the container. A brace assembly is positioned toward an upper end defined by the interior of the container, and includes a brace member that is positioned below the top wall of the container and that defines opposite ends, each of which is located adjacent one of a pair of opposite sidewalls of the container. The brace assembly includes a carrier, which may be formed of a series of corrugated panels, and the brace member may be secured to a hinged brace member mounting panel such that the brace member is suspended above an upper surface of an article within the container interior and below the top wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Velliquette, Andrew Capogrosso, Brian Fox
  • Patent number: 10484035
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile electronic communication device includes a rear cover including a compressible member and a catch, the compressible member and the catch being spaced from each other to form an alcove; and a front cover including a rim configured to extend into the alcove, the rim having an inner surface configured to contact the compressible member and an outer surface opposite the inner surface configured to engage the catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PELICAN PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Flores, Brendan Hingston Lake, Daniel McLean, Jiacai Li
  • Patent number: 10470544
    Abstract: A case for a communication device such as a cell phone, said case including a deployable and retractable tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: John B. Adrain
  • Patent number: 10463126
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an attachment for a portable media device that case that is configured for attachment to a flexible strap. An end of the flexible strap is configured to slide along the attachment in a track to form an adjustable loop. A plurality of straps can be provided to allow a user to vary the color and/or shape of the strap. What is further disclosed is a portable media case having the track integral with the case. The case is configured to provide protection to a mobile device, including but not limited to a mobile phone. The case with flexible strap forming a loop provides a mechanism to secure a mobile device in the hand of a user or to mount the device. Alternatively the attachment can be formed as an insert into an opening in a case such that the insert and strap are removable from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jarrod Mallory, Marianne Mallory
  • Patent number: 10458059
    Abstract: A basement assembly of a household appliance is provided herein. A basement has a bottom compartment and a top compartment. The bottom compartment is separated from the top compartment and includes a plurality of voids. A plurality of acoustic pads are configured to reduce noise levels produced by the household appliance. Each of the acoustic pads is configured to be received in one of the voids. A cover member is coupled to the basement and is configured to confine the acoustic pads therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Christensen
  • Patent number: 10435232
    Abstract: A cooperative packaging system includes a base package, a first member, a second member, and a third member. The base package includes a first side and a second side. The second side is contiguous with the first side. The first member covers a portion of the first side of the base package. The second member covers the second side of the base package. The third member covers the first member and a portion of the second member. The first member and the second member are configured to mitigate impacts sustained by the cooperative packaging system prior to the impacts being transferred to the base package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Hokanson, Tobin J. Vetting, Steven Raden
  • Patent number: 10413029
    Abstract: The combination of an organizational aid having at least one storage pocket and a device support article for tablets and readers, each having an array of cooperatively aligned ferromagnetic elements that exhibit magnetic attraction sufficient to maintain the organizational aid in a desired positional relationship to the device support article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Michael W. Brian
  • 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: 10389398
    Abstract: A collapsible support stand for a tablet computing device, comprising: a bottom plate, a back plate, and a forward plate, wherein in the bottom plate is connected to the back plate in a first hinged relationship, and the back plate is also connected to the forward plate in a second hinged relationship, defining a volume of space having a triangular profile, wherein the forward plate provides a contact surface for supporting a tablet computing device in a viewable orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Dennis Garcia
  • Patent number: 10368628
    Abstract: A strap is provided which may be attached to a rear portion of the casing of a cell phone obviating the need for a user to wrap her/his hand around the phone. A plurality of embodiments depict different quick-change ways of attaching the strap to the casing or directly to the back of a cell phone. A quick-removal holster is also described, as is a belt clip which engages the strap without the need to grasp the phone casing. The case is provided with a compartment for 2-3 credit card-sized items. A retractable kick stand forms a hood over the compartment providing physical and visual protection to the contents of the compartment and a pusher is provided to facilitate removal of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: David L. Durfee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10359805
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a hinge module and a shielding sheet is provided. The hinge module is pivotally connected to the first body and the second body. The shielding sheet covers the hinge module. The shielding sheet includes an inner film and an outer film overlapping each other, and the inner film is fixed to the hinge module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jui-Min Huang, Ching-Tai Chang, Long-Cheng Chang, Sheng-Hung Wang, Meng-Huan Tsai, Po-Hsiang Hu, Ming-Wang Lin, Chuan-Chi Lan, Sheng-Yueh Liao, Ting-Hui Liao
  • Patent number: 10361740
    Abstract: A tiered electronic device holder supports electronic devices in a variety of shapes and sizes, in at least a portrait and landscape orientation. The tiered electronic device holder comprises a plurality of brackets positioned along a “V” shaped path. A first pair of brackets of the plurality of brackets receive an electronic device therebetween, while one or more or another pair of brackets below the first pair of brackets supports a bottom edge of the electronic device. The first pair of brackets are selected based on the size and orientation of the electronic device. The brackets extend from a body, one or more rails, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Smart Product Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Zoran Terzich
  • Patent number: 10361741
    Abstract: A mobile device enclosure system is an apparatus system that protects a mobile device from the wear and tear associated with of daily usage without limiting the portability of the mobile device or the accessibility of said mobile device's hardware keys or charging ports. The apparatus system accomplishes this through the use of an inner case and an outer case. The inner case is enclosed within the outer case. The inner case partially surrounds the mobile device and functions as an attachment means for mounting to the outer case. The outer case houses both the inner case and the mobile device protecting them from accidental damage. The inner case is rotatably coupled to the outer case permitting the mobile device to be particularly oriented and positioned in order to enable facilitated viewing of the mobile device's display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GoDirectInc.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren Liu