For A Household Appliance Patents (Class 206/320)
  • Patent number: 11402874
    Abstract: A protective cover for a laptop computer having a screen portion and a keyboard portion has a top cover and a bottom cover which are not connected to each other. The top cover has a main body that extends to an outer perimeter, which includes a downwardly extending wall that extends downwardly from the outer perimeter. A plurality of tabs extends inwardly from the downwardly extending wall of the top cover adjacent the outer perimeter, adapted for attaching the top cover to the screen portion of the laptop computer. The bottom cover has a front panel that extends laterally to corners, from which extend a pair of longitudinally extending elongate arms. An adhesive element is disposed on the front panel and on 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: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MAX Interactive, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert George Giazzon
  • Patent number: 11392185
    Abstract: A cooling mount for portable electronic devices is provided that includes a cooling unit for preventing portable electronic devices housing the cooling mount from reaching critical temperatures during operation to avoid undesired shut down of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Darren Saravis
  • Patent number: 11362696
    Abstract: A mobile phone case is provided for two phones that is capable of storing two mobile phones simultaneously. To this end, the mobile phone case for two phones according to the present invention includes a first case having a first support means on which a first mobile phone is mounted, and a second case having a second support means on which a second mobile phone is mounted. A third case is disposed between the first case and the second case. A first connecting portion is configured to connect the first case and the third case, and a second connecting portion is configured to connect the second case and the third case. A vertical width or a horizontal width of at least one of the first support means and the second support means is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Eui Hyoung Jang
  • Patent number: 11340663
    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: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Yoon Kim, Jung Jin Kim, Young Sun Park, Chung Keun Yoo
  • Patent number: 11320857
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and devices of electronic device protection. A device for protecting an electronic device can include an inner and outer protective member. The outer protective member being configured to at least partially envelop a first corner of the electronic device, the outer protective member having at least one through hole extending therethrough, the at least one through hole being substantially orthogonal to a primary inner surface of the outer protective member, the outer protective member further having a notch configured to receive a portion of the first corner, the at least one notch being proximate the primary inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Christian M. Turner
  • Patent number: 11312558
    Abstract: A tub support that fits inside the top opening of a washing machine to prevent the wash tub from moving relative to the cabinet during shipping and handling, and a blank for making a tub support. The tub support may comprise a rear folded portion having a plurality of rear tub contact points that contact the wash tub, and a sidewall configured to contact the top edge of the wash tub along a plurality of tub contact points and to contact the rim of the washing machine cabinet along a plurality of cabinet contact points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifton Moore
  • Patent number: 11292661
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a packaging arrangement for storage and transport of electrically adjustable beds of a modular bed system which can be dismantled into individual components, the bed system being configured to form one or more different bed types which are different in terms of width and/or length. The beds are beds of a family of beds, comprise at least an upper leg sector, a lower leg sector, a seat sector and a torso sector, and have a plurality of bed plates for carrying a mattress. The packaging arrangement is suitable for accommodating a quantity of components of a single bed of each bed type of the bed system and the quantity of the components comprises at least the plurality of bed plates, at least one cross member and at least two longitudinal members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LOGICDATA ELECTRONIC & SOFTWARE ENTWICKLUNGS GMBH
    Inventors: Haymo Niederkofler, Mathias Bratl
  • Patent number: 11286083
    Abstract: A pallet includes a deck having an opening therethrough, such that product can be removed through the opening from a box loaded on the deck of a pallet. A plurality of columns support the deck. The box may be supported on the deck over the opening. The bottom wall of the box may be opened though the opening in the deck. The items can then be removed from the box through the opening through the deck without removing the box from the pallet. Optionally, fasteners may secure flaps of the box in corners of the deck of a pallet. According to another feature, a brace having an elongated body portion can be secured to an opening of the pallet, such that the elongated body portion abuts goods that are supported on the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Way Joe Lee, William P. Apps, Jon P. Hassell
  • Patent number: 11290140
    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: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Medway Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Hutchinson, Thomas A. Hutchinson, Gerald A. Hutchinson, Steven J. Weaver
  • Patent number: 11287851
    Abstract: A detox element or sensor cover is placed at a first location over a sensor such as a camera used to activate a digital device. The sensor cover can leave the digital device in sleep mode until the detox element/sensor cover is removed. The detox element, when not in use for detoxing, is moved to a ready position. The ready position can be, for example, one of the corners of the digital device, where it is mostly out of the way of a touch screen display. The sensor cover is sufficiently small that in one embodiment it is mostly on a bezel of a phone, around a display, with only a small portion impinging on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Bliss Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11278095
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to a portable device case including a frictional component coupled to a tensional retention assembly, the frictional component having a coefficient of friction greater than the coefficient of friction of a first clip, a second clip, and a tensional member of the tensional retention assembly. 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: March 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jaimie Emerald Chan, Michael Cooper Ferren, Brian Lewis Piper
  • Patent number: 11279551
    Abstract: A packing unit for an air-conditioning apparatus includes an outdoor unit with heavy objects that are provided on a bottom plate of a housing of the outdoor unit. On the packing unit, the outdoor unit is placed. The packing unit includes: a support base that has a cuboid framework structure made by combining a plurality of wood pieces, and supports the outdoor unit; a long wood piece that has a long plate shape, and that forms part of an upper surface portion of the support base and faces the bottom plate, the long wood piece having end portions, one of the end portions being fixed to the support base, the other being a free end that is movable in a vertical direction; and a support wood piece that is provided on an upper surface portion of the end portion on a free end side of the long wood piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Tsuchiya, Koji Sachimoto, Yohei Kawaguchi, Yusuke Mukai
  • Patent number: 11273232
    Abstract: An isolation bag assembly that holds an electronic device so it can be introduced into a clean environment. A sterilized bag structure is provided. The bag structure also has a front panel, a rear panel, a closed bottom, an open top, a first side edge, and a second side edge. When an electronic device is placed inside the bag structure, the device is positioned in a clear area. Adhesive tabs are affixed to the bag structure surrounding the clear area. The first edge and the open top of the bag structure are folded towards the clear area. The folds are held in place by the adhesive tabs. The folds make the bag structure conform to the shape of the electronic device and remain taut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Otto J. Placik
  • Patent number: 11268552
    Abstract: A fastener can include a body, an engagement feature, and a protrusion extending from the body. The engagement feature can receive and mechanically engage with a fixing member. The fastener can be positioned in a cavity of a brittle article, the cavity including an undercut region. A fixing member can pass through an aperture of a component positioned relative to the fastener such that the fixing member mechanically engages the fastener and a surface of the protrusion engages with an opposing surface of the undercut region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Adam T. Clavelle, Colin M. Ely
  • Patent number: 11254091
    Abstract: Protective sleeves for portable electronic devices or thermally sensitive pharmaceuticals are provided. More particularly, embodiments relate to a protective sleeve that is capable of protecting a portable electronic device or a thermally sensitive pharmaceutical enclosed within from multiple environmental effects, including heat, cold, water, impact forces from being dropped, and germs and bacteria. In embodiments, provided is a protective sleeve comprising: an outer layer of material with a reflective surface; and an inner layer of material with a protective surface that can include an antimicrobial agent; wherein the outer layer of material and the inner layer of material are layered together and configured to receive a portable electronic device or thermally sensitive pharmaceutical. A thermal masking material and products thereof which can be used in a variety of applications where reduced visibility and heat detection is desired such as military, law enforcement, and hunting are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: eXCIaim IP, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Conway
  • Patent number: 11248742
    Abstract: A screen protector attachment device for releasably attaching any of a variety of screen protectors to a viewing display of an electronic device. A screen protector attachment device includes a base bracket having a magnet embedded therein, and a screen foil bracket having a magnet embedded therein wherein the base bracket comprises one of a planar bracket, an angled bracket, a curved bracket, a corner bracket, or a flexible bracket, configured to accommodate electronic devices having either a full viewing display or a display with a peripheral frame. A protector screen is affixed to one or more screen foil brackets that are each magnetically coupled to corresponding base brackets attached about the viewable display of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Filippo Gioco
  • Patent number: 11250305
    Abstract: An RFID enabled metal transaction card comprising (i) a transponder chip module (TCM) having a RF payment chip (IC) and a module antenna (MA), (ii) a coupling frame (CF) in the form of a metal card body (MCB) having an electrical discontinuity comprising a slit (S, SCF) and (iii) a discontinuous metal frame (DMF) assembled to the metal card body (MCB) in a peripheral area thereof and having a slit (S, SDMF). The discontinuous metal frame (DMF) is electrically isolated from the metal card body (MCB) and may be coated with an insulating medium. The DMF camouflages the slit in the metal card body and mechanically stabilizes the structure of the card body, especially during insertion in an automatic teller machine (ATM) or point of sale (POS) terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Federal Card Services, LLC
    Inventor: David Finn
  • Patent number: 11228334
    Abstract: A case structure includes an inner case base, a buffer outer case and a torsional spring. The inner case base has a corner area and a fixing column located at the corner area. The buffer outer case is movably overlapped on an outer side of the corner area. The torsional spring is sleeved on the fixing column and located between the buffer outer case and the inner case base. A first end and a second end of the torsional spring are respectively connected to the buffer outer case. When the force exerted on the buffer outer case causes the buffer outer case to move relative to the inner case base, the torsional spring correspondingly deforms and stores elastic potential energy. When the force exerted on the buffer outer case disappears, the torsional spring releases the elastic potential energy to reposition the buffer outer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsu-Hsuan Huang, Chun-Liang Yeh, Pai-Hong Chiang, Ming-Ju Chung, An-Chun Chiang, Hu-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11190732
    Abstract: A workstation for neurobiological disorder health professionals that aids professionals tracking, evaluating and archiving clinical and educational progress through a web application using 360-degree video. The invention allows for organized communication between internal and external resources of an institution to tackle patient/student needs that merit immediate attention from specialists either in an individual or group setting. For additional expertise in acute cases, the institution can get access to consult with specialists around the world through the invention's directory of professionals. The invention allows clinical supervisors to train staff and ensure consistency in therapeutic interventions and evaluations, as well as supervisors in a school setting for consistency in educational programming. The invention also accelerates staff training time through targeted supervision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Gabriel Jose Marcano Martir, Sheila Eileen Fridman Hurd
  • Patent number: 11184989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cover for an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Namhyun Kang, Minah Koh, Mingeun Kim, Hakdo Kim
  • Patent number: 11171679
    Abstract: An improved tactical, first responder and homeland security speaker is provided. The speaker has an interior or exterior flexible membrane made of silicone or other material and is configured to receive a plurality of radio sources and is operable on both AC and DC power. In a preferred embodiment, the speaker weighs less than one pound, has a maximum volume of greater than 100 Db, is operable on a PRC-148 radio battery as well as a variety of AC sources, including 110/220 V and 12V sources, and is able to receive several standard first responder, homeland security and military radio sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GromaTech, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Worcester, Dennis Rother, Ann-Marie Lock
  • Patent number: 11147174
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a first case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a top device portion and a second case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a bottom device portion. The protective enclosure may also include a first hinge member coupled to a portion of the first case portion and a portion of the second case portion, and the first hinge member may pivot about a first hinge axis that is coaxially aligned with or parallel to a device hinge axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan J. Cavenagh, Jeremy L. Dennis, Cameron D. Magness, Lucas B. Weller, Hsiao Lu Sun
  • Patent number: 11122977
    Abstract: A portable medical data acquisition communication device stores tools necessary for personal therapy and establishing communication with at least some of the tools to read out information and/or with one or more external databases to transmit the information into the databases. The device includes a housing (100?) having a first half piece, a second half piece, a closing element, and electronics (110). The electronics include a power supply (111); a processor unit; a memory unit; at least one short-range communication device; at least one long-range communication device configured to communicate with the one or more external databases; a user interface (120); and at least one trigger signal generating element (123) configured to generate and transmit a trigger signal to the processor unit to effect wake-up or sleep of the electronics (110) when the two half pieces of said housing (100?) get into a certain distance to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Attila Berey, Péter Markovich, Béla Tímár
  • Patent number: 11119535
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first portion, a second portion, and a hinge connecting the first portion and the second portion. The hinge is configured to allow pivoting movement of the first portion relative to the second portion, wherein the hinge has a hinge force. One or more magnets are coupled to the first portion, and a plurality of metal members are coupled to the second portion. Each metal member of the plurality of metal members is configured for individual removal from the second portion to define a magnetic force based on the hinge force, thereby allowing the first and second portions to be maintained together when in a closed orientation and allowing for easy one finger opening operation from the closed orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Madeleine M. Haworth, Joseph B. Gault, Brittany Barbara, John C. Meyer, Matthew T. Condon, Anthony G. Picardo, Aseem Singla, Shuanghu Zhang, Melvin R. Greiser, II, Leila Asfari
  • Patent number: 11099663
    Abstract: An electronic bag is provided. The electronic bag includes a communication unit operable to establish a communication connection between the electronic bag and an electronic device, a touch unit operable to receive a touch gesture on the touch unit, and a processor operable to generate, according to the touch gesture on the touch unit, a control signal for controlling the electronic device. Different functions of the electronic device can be set to be controlled by performing different touch gestures on the touch unit of the electronic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chaogang Wang, Fan Yang
  • Patent number: 11096461
    Abstract: A retention device for portable audio, video, and power adapters commonly used with portable electronic devices (e.g., mobile phones) includes a shell that is configured to receive a removable insert formed from a resiliently deformable material, which retains and protects an adapter for a portable electronic device. The removable insert may be interchangeable with a plurality of inserts, each of which comprises a cutout region configured to accommodate and retain a corresponding adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Dannylee Hicks, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11083263
    Abstract: A cellular device case having a built-in mount includes a body that is made up of a back portion and a plurality of sidewalls forming an interior volume. The interior volume fits a cellular device. The case has at least one mount attached to the case. The at least one mount is slidably attached to a recess that k placed within the back portion of the body. There is further a suction cup located on an outside surface of the back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Guadalupe Reyes
  • Patent number: 11073863
    Abstract: A foldable display device is described. The foldable display device comprises: a first support member and a second support member, which are separated from each other, a display module disposed on the first support member and the second support member, a hinge coupling one side of the first support member and one side of the second support member, a hinge cover surrounding the hinge and comprising a dust cap on an upper edge thereof, a first back cover disposed under the first support member and comprising a first protrusion at one end thereof, and a second back cover disposed under the second support member and comprising a second protrusion at one end thereof, the dust cap is in contact with the first protrusion and the second protrusion when the display module is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Yong Kim, In Soo Park, Jin Yong Sim
  • Patent number: 11061445
    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: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Yoon Kim, Jung Jin Kim, Young Sun Park, Chung Keun Yoo
  • Patent number: 11057552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a face-only photo booth, which includes: a housing having a tubular wall, a first side having a through-hole on a side of the wall, and an opening formed on the other side of the wall such that a person to be photographed can put a face therein; a clamp brining a mobile terminal in close contact with the first side such that a camera of the mobile terminal can be aligned with the through-hole of the housing; a light source disposed on an inner surface of the first side of the housing; and an operation button disposed on an outer side of the wall to input a photographing signal of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Sangseok Lee
  • Patent number: 11019913
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide a protective case for a mobile device. The protective case includes a cavity and a removable portion configured to be removably secured within the cavity. The removable portion can be removed and reinserted from the cavity to selectively expose either surface of the removable portion. A first surface of the removable portion can include a mechanism that can be used to mount the protective case, and therefore the mobile device, to a surface of a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Demetrius L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 11009541
    Abstract: An electronic component handler includes: a transport unit which transports an electronic component; a region where an electronic component placement unit on which the electronic component is placed is capable of being disposed; a light irradiation unit which is capable of emitting light and capable of adjusting an irradiation direction of the light with respect to the electronic component placement unit; a processing unit which performs determination processing about the presence or absence of the electronic component in the electronic component placement unit based on at least one of a projection shape and an irradiation position of the light projected to the electronic component placement unit; and a display unit which displays an image having the projection shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Takahito Sanekata, Hirokazu Ishida, Daisuke Ishida
  • Patent number: 10990134
    Abstract: A light, durable, and user friendly cover for a laptop computer that integrates the protective qualities of hard shell cases with the aesthetics of soft cut-and-sew covers is disclosed. The cover includes top and bottom panels configured to cover the display and keyboard portions, respectively. Each panel is independent and separate from the other and each is formed as a unitary component of a molded resilient polymer material, such as polycarbonate, that is configured to reversibly and retentively snap-fit over the outer surface of the laptop computer. Each panel includes a raised lip along its perimeter edge region that defines an internally extending recessed region on the panel's outer surface. Fabric and/or leather overlays are positioned, sized and adhesively coupled atop the recessed regions and are protected from delaminating, fraying, and/or peeling by the raised perimeter lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Incase Designs Corp.
    Inventors: William Ho, Steven Corraliza, Hyun Hong
  • Patent number: 10980324
    Abstract: An receptacle with openings for concealing a screen of a mobile electronic device and permitting a user to access and control the mobile electronic device at the discretion of a user is a pouch comprising a color-coded shell with multiple openings and a chamber to house the mobile electronic device therein; and a dividing mechanism that may be engaged or disengaged for converting between a single opening and two openings so that a user may access and control the device housed inside the pouch when the dividing mechanism is engaged. Furthermore, engaging the dividing mechanism may be disengaged by a user or a supervisor with a detacher. A pouch has various colors to represent pre-determined conditions at the discretion of supervisors of an area so they would know which pouch to disengage base on its color. Lastly, the shell of the pouch is constructed from a rectangular sheet of fabric for environmental and cost-saving benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: John Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10982386
    Abstract: A method for infiltrating a substance into a heterogeneous solid of a material of an elastomeric strap to form a logo that includes providing a permeating substance and a heterogeneous solid of the elastomeric strap. The heterogeneous solid comprises a first region, a second region, and an interface region interposed between the first region and the second region. The method also includes applying an energy to the heterogeneous solid with the energy of an amount sufficient to render the interface region temporarily permeable; applying a driving force configured to infiltrate the permeating substance into the interface region to form the logo; and, modifying the application of the energy, thereby rendering the interface region impermeable and causing a portion of the permeating substance to disperse into the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Innovoducts, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence S. Walters, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10969558
    Abstract: Aspects for a display screen anti-peeping gear are described herein. As an example, the aspects may include a screen protector; a support member arranged on the edge of the screen protector, wherein the support member is provided with a through-hole corresponding to the position of the display screen camera, and a cover arranged beside the through-hole which can close and open the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Zhijun Deng
  • Patent number: 10960996
    Abstract: A packaging cushion is provided which has a bottom cushion piece, first and second side cushion pieces, a front cushion piece, a rear cushion piece, and a translated top cushion piece. The bottom cushion piece defines a void cavity and front entry portion. The first side cushion piece may be substantially perpendicular to the bottom cushion piece, and the second side cushion piece may be substantially perpendicular to the bottom cushion piece and opposite the first side cushion piece. The front cushion piece may be substantially perpendicular to the bottom cushion piece and may define an entry space adjacent to the front entry portion. The rear cushion piece may be substantially perpendicular to the bottom cushion piece and opposite the front cushion piece. The translated top cushion piece extends from the rear cushion piece and is displaced from the void cavity. The packaging cushion at least partially covers six sides of a product housed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: EPE Industries USA Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Merrell, Matt Christy
  • Patent number: 10935181
    Abstract: A stand device includes a base, a supporting component and a carrying component. The supporting component is pivotally disposed to the base along a first axis. The carrying component is pivotally disposed to the supporting component along a second axis, and slidably disposed to the supporting component in a first direction. The stand device is switchable between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the extending direction of the supporting component is parallel to the extending direction of the base, and the extending direction of the carrying component is parallel to the extending direction of the supporting component. In the second state, the extending direction of the supporting component is staggered to the extending direction of the base, and the extending direction of the carrying component is staggered to the extending direction of the supporting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng Wang, Sheng-Hung Lee, Po-Jui Chen, Yi-Hsuan Chen, Yen-Hua Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10934084
    Abstract: An appliance containment device may include a shell having a shell floor and a shell wall, and a cover having a cover floor and a cover wall. The cover wall and shell wall may be coupled together. A first mat may be coupled to the cover floor. A container cavity for receiving portions of an appliance may be formed above the cover floor and shell floor, and the cavity may be bounded horizontally by the shell wall and cover wall. Lower portions of an appliance may be positioned in the container cavity. Optionally, the device may include an encasement which may be positioned around the upper portions of the appliance with lower portions of the encasement extending into the container cavity, thereby allowing the device to encase the appliance within the shell, cover, and encasement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Cox
  • Patent number: 10928854
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to a portable electronic device case including a device display receiving portion, a device keyboard receiving portion, and a spine portion extending therebetween, the spine portion having a flexibility sufficient to accommodate hinged disposition between the device display receiving portion, and the device keyboard receiving portion, the spine portion including at least one pair of stops including a first stop and a second stop being positioned to be oppositely facing when the portable electronic device case is in a closed disposition to allow for contact between the first stop and the second stop to maintain spacing between one or more portions of the device display receiving portion and one or more portions of the device keyboard receiving portion. In addition, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy John Fenton, Michael Cooper Ferren
  • Patent number: 10918181
    Abstract: A case for a communication device such as a cell phone, said case including a tool such as a weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: John B. Adrain
  • Patent number: 10912359
    Abstract: A portable protection case and a display are provided. The protection case, adapted to hold a display device, includes a body and a hanger assembly. The body has a surface. The hanger assembly, configured to connect the display device, includes a fixed member, a base, an elastic member and a holder. The fixed member is disposed on the surface of the body. The base is disposed on the fixed member. The elastic member is connected between the fixed member and the base for providing the base with an elastic force. The holder is disposed on the base for holding the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: BenQ Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ho-Shih Wu
  • Patent number: 10905213
    Abstract: A case for protecting a portable electronic device includes a cushion member formed from a single piece of elastomeric material and having a first portion, a second portion, and a hinge portion connecting the first portion to the second portion permitting articulation of the installed portable electronic device. The case also includes a first rigid shell member removably attachable to the portable electronic device over the first portion of the cushion member, wherein the cushion member extends substantially between the first rigid shell member and the installed portable electronic device. The case also includes a second rigid shell member removably attachable to the portable electronic device over the second portion of the cushion member, wherein the cushion member extends substantially between the second rigid shell member and the installed portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie L. Johnson, Stephen Willes, W. Travis Smith, Jonathan Watt
  • Patent number: 10898018
    Abstract: A compartmented beverage koozie with a protective compartment that secures personal items while insulating a beverage includes a body defining a cylindrical interior that receives and maintains the temperature of the beverage. A curved plate forms a rigid mounting structure conforming to the cylindrical interior of the koozie. A water-resistant compartment forms an integral structure of the koozie. The water-resistant compartment receives and secures personal items in physical proximity to the koozie, while preventing or substantially reducing exposure of the personal items to water or other environmental effects. A water-resistant compartment pocket holds smaller personal items and a larger compartment for holds larger personal items. A transparent door shows the personal items protected within the water-resistant compartment. A door latch and gasket assembly establishes a water-resistant enclosure. The koozie is a foam structure preserving the thermal state of the beverage within the cylindrical interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: REC-CREATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Parinella
  • Patent number: 10882679
    Abstract: A cushion structure is accommodated in packing together with an image forming apparatus and a waste toner box. The cushion structure includes a cushioning member. The cushioning member surrounds the waste toner box and restricts a position of the waste toner box. A cushion structure is accommodated in a packing case together with a package item including a main apparatus and an accessory. The cushion structure includes cushioning members. The cushioning members cushion shock on the package item. The cushioning members include a planar main body and a restriction section. The planar main body is disposed on a top surface of the main apparatus. The restriction section is an opening in the main body. The restriction section restricts movement of the accessory supported on the top surface of the main apparatus by inserting the accessory into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masami Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10884453
    Abstract: A method of protecting a computing device is provided including detachably connecting a leading edge of a base portion of the computing device to one or more device receiving members of a first portion of a case. The trailing edge of the base portion is secured to the first portion of the case. The first portion of the case may substantially envelope the base portion of the computing device and a plurality of perimetral fastening members may be detachably connected to a second portion of the case. The perimetral fastening members may detachably connect to perimetral edges of a screen portion of the computing device. A protective shell may be formed around the computing device by pivoting adjoining edges of the first and second portions of the case about a linking pliable member in communication with the trailing edge of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: URBAN ARMOR GEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10877529
    Abstract: A temperature regulating mount for portable electronic devices is provided that includes a temperature control unit for preventing portable electronic devices from reaching critical temperatures during operation to avoid undesired shut down of the electronic device. The mount is further accompanied by a protective perimeter casing for protecting the electronic device and allowing the device to mate with a universal mount. The perimeter casing leaves the back of the device open or exposed (e.g., through webbing) for temperature control. The protective perimeter casing includes grooves and indents for mating with guide rails and a movable clamping mechanism for securing the electronic device to the mount in a particular orientation to maximize the mount's ability to regulate the temperature of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Darren Saravis
  • Patent number: 10876244
    Abstract: A method for forming a shipping support for a washing machine appliance includes attaching an elongated post to a corrugated sheet. The elongated post is oriented perpendicular to flutes of the corrugated sheet when the elongated post is attached to the corrugated sheet. The method also includes attaching the corrugated sheet to a frame. The frame has a truncated pyramid base at a center of the frame. The truncated pyramid base is formed with a plurality of supports attached to a plurality of flaps of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Duane Tobbe, Scott Jeffrey Kocian, Richard Michael Thomas
  • Patent number: 10871805
    Abstract: A hard disk drive tray for accommodating a hard disk drive is provided. The hard disk drive tray has a front frame. An elastic cantilever plate is extended from each of two ends of the front frames. The couple of elastic cantilever plates are arranged parallel with each other for clamping the hard disk drive between the couple of elastic cantilever plates. A lateral surface of each elastic cantilever plate is covered by a side case and an expansion fastening bolt for fastening the hard disk drive is arranged protruding from the other lateral surface of each elastic cantilever plate. The hard disk drive is clamped by, the elastic cantilever plates, a simplified structure of the hard disk drive tray. The elastic cantilever plate is covered by the side case and thereby reinforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: William Shen
  • Patent number: 10863013
    Abstract: A portable device case can be engage various removably attachable accessories. The case is sized and shaped to at least partially enclose the mobile device and includes an opening sized and shaped to receive at least a portion of a casing of an accessory, a top flange sized and shaped to removably engage with a top flange of the casing of the accessory, and a bottom flange sized and shaped to removably engage with a bottom flange of the casing of the accessory. Various accessories and removable attachments can be used with the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: VIBES AUDIO LLC
    Inventors: Shane Wilder, Scharles Wilder