For A Household Appliance Patents (Class 206/320)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10853608
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a barcode-reading system that includes a mobile device accessory attached to a mobile device. The mobile device accessory includes a button assembly having an outer button and dielectric material. When an input object (e.g., a finger) comes into contact with the button assembly, the dielectric material comes into contact with a touch interface (e.g., a button or touchscreen) and causes the mobile device to detect a touch input. In particular, the dielectric material of the button assembly may activate a capacitive property of a button or touchscreen to enable the mobile device to detect the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventor: Phil Utykanski
  • Patent number: 10844652
    Abstract: An expandable, low-elasticity spacer made of two-sided corrugated material having a topsheet, a bottomsheet, and a corrugated sheet therebetween forming flutes. The spacer comprises two strips of the corrugated material, joined together to form a polygon having inside and outside corners. Each outside corner of the polygon has a slit parallel to the flutes that severs the continuity of the sheet in which it is made, eliminating the ability of the discontinuous portions to pull against each other, thereby eliminating potential spring back. The spacer is perforated, scored or crimped parallel to the flutes in one or more of the inside corners to make it easier to bend the spacer at the desired fold line. Because the spacer avoids springing back to its collapsed position, it can be sized to fill a cavity with no excess material and leave no unintended gaps. The corrugated material is preferably fiberboard or plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Edward G Quinif
  • Patent number: 10842034
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a modular electromechanical device are described herein. The modular electromechanical device includes a chassis and a plurality of functional modules that can be connected to the chassis. Each module is associated with a different functionality. The functionality of the modular electromechanical device is defined based on various attributes including the functionality of the different functional modules that are connected to the electromechanical device, the sequence in which the different functional modules are connected to the electromechanical device, the specific attachment structures used to attach the functional modules to the electromechanical device, or a pattern of traces formed within the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Baback Elmieh, Alexandre Jais, Rex Wenters Crossen, Andrew Alexander Robberts
  • Patent number: 10838455
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to a semiflexible plastic piece including a device display receiving portion, a device keyboard receiving portion, and a spine portion extending therebetween, the device display receiving portion sized and shaped to receivably couple along one or more edges of a display portion of a portable electronic device, the device keyboard receiving portion sized and shaped to receivably couple along one or more edges of a keyboard portion of the portable electronic device, the semiflexible plastic piece having flexibility sufficient for the spine portion to accommodate hinged disposition between the display portion and the keyboard portion of the portable electronic device as received by the portable electronic device case. In addition, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy John Fenton, Michael Cooper Ferren
  • Patent number: 10822138
    Abstract: A packaging assembly, including corrugated corner elements, each corrugated corner element having a first corner post element leg, extending from a vertex of the corrugated corner element and having one or more alternating ridges and grooves, and a second corner post element leg, extending from the vertex, away from the first corner post element leg, and having one or more alternating ridges and grooves; and at least two endcap elements, each comprising at least one tray layer attached or coupled to at least one support layer, wherein the tray layer extends to four corners and the support layer includes a corner recess formed proximate each corner of the tray layer, wherein each corner recess is formed so as to mateingly engage at least a portion of the first end portion or the second end portion of one of the corrugated corner elements at least partially therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rational Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Samuel C. Voorhees
  • Patent number: 10819380
    Abstract: Provided is a portable terminal cover. The portable terminal cover includes a plurality of transparent side surfaces configured to cover a plurality of side surface display parts of a portable terminal and a front surface configured to cover a top surface display part of the portable terminal and connected to at least one side surface of the side surfaces and thereby to confirm an image provided on the side surface display parts while protecting the side surface display parts of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungchul Kim, Jonghyuk Lee, Donghwan Shim
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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