Holder For A Removable Electrical Component Patents (Class 206/701)
  • Patent number: 10299553
    Abstract: An accessory case that can be used for protecting a separate portable electronic device may include a structural shell configured to contain the electronic device, a camera opening to align with a camera on the electronic device, and a button cover that can be used for actuating a button on the electronic device. The structural shell can include an outer layer, an internal layer, and a microfiber lining. The camera opening can include a chamfered or angled edge that reduces the effects of camera flash on the camera. The button cover can include an outer button cover component that is coupled to the outer layer. The outer button cover component, which may be anodized aluminum, can be a different material than the outer layer, which may include leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Hoover, Jeremy C. Franklin, Chad J. Miller, Candace A. Marbury, Heidi Williamson, Kristine S. Tom, Michael B. Velez
  • Patent number: 10276845
    Abstract: An improved battery case adapted to removably receive, protect and provide power to a mobile device is provided. The case includes a base configured to house a rechargeable battery, a user detachable back face cover capable of providing aesthetic modularity to the consumer and manufacturing advantages, and a bumper that is constructed to include a rigid inner frame or skeleton that includes an outwardly extending rib that is molded on either side with an outer softer and more elastic layer that extends over the face of the mobile device. The bumper can be molded as an integral part of the case or be removably attached to the a component of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Yu Ta Lin, Jin Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 10192589
    Abstract: A computing device is provided with a drive slot with a connector for engaging a corresponding connector of a HDD, and a first locking element. The computing device includes a removable a HDD carrier for insertion into the drive slot having a bracket, a handle and an enclosure slidably attached to the bracket for securing the HDD. The handle includes a second locking element extending therefrom and configured to receive the first locking element to restrict the removable HDD carrier to vertical motion. The first locking element engages with the second locking element when the handle is in the loading position and the bracket moves relative to the enclosure to secure the hard disk drive in the bracket and connect the connector of a hard disk drive to the connector located at the drive slot when the handle transitions from the loading position to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Chu-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 10154619
    Abstract: The invention provides a case for fixing a circuit board, including a plate body and an edge-bent component. The edge-bent component includes a first bent plate and a second bent plate respectively formed by extending and bending a side plate of the plate body inward. A fixing region that fits a thickness of the circuit board and fixes the circuit board in a first direction is formed between the first bent plate and the second bent plate. According to the invention, the circuit board is fixed by the bent plates formed by bending the case inward. The invention further provides a power supply, including the case for fixing the circuit board, the circuit board, and a circuit component. The circuit board is mounted in the fixing region to restrict movement of the circuit board in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: 3Y POWER TECHNOLOGY (TAIWAN), INC.
    Inventor: Shao-Feng Lu
  • Patent number: 10136532
    Abstract: An apparatus for a dust guard structure includes a particle guard coupled to a top surface of a circuit board, wherein the particle guard is located along a first side of the circuit board between an edge of the circuit board and a first electronic component. The dust guard structure further includes the first electronic component electrically coupled to the circuit board via one or more electronic connections, wherein a height of the particle guard is greater than a height of each of the one or more electrical connections of the first electronic component. The dust guard structure further includes the first side of the circuit board being introduced to an external airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Shapiro, Brian C. Twichell, Brent W. Yardley
  • Patent number: 10108226
    Abstract: A case for holding portable electronic devices of variable sizes. The case extends around five sides of the device. The case comprising a back panel (1) and four side panels (2) extending away from the back panel. At least one of the side panels comprises a plurality of flexible protrusions (6) extending inwardly at an angle other than 90° from the at least one side panel, the protrusions (6) being capable of deforming inwardly by at least 0.5 mm. The side panels (2) comprise an inwardly facing flexible lip (8) formed at the end of the side panels (2) away from the back panel, the lip being angled towards the back panel (5) of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TECH 21 LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jason Roberts, Benjamin Thorpe, Jeremy David McManus
  • Patent number: 10067542
    Abstract: A storage canister is provided. The storage canister in one example includes an enclosure, multiple Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) located within the enclosure, a plurality of mounting elements configured to receive the multiple HDDs, wherein each mounting element of the plurality of mounting elements is configured to receive a HDD, a plurality of suspension elements supporting the plurality of mounting elements, with each suspension element of the plurality of suspension elements supporting and providing vibration isolation to a corresponding HDD of the multiple HDDs, and an external connector configured to be externally accessible, with the external connector being electrically coupled to the plurality of mounting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darya Amin-Shahidi, Michael Stephen Bell, Toshiki Hirano, Vipin Ayanoor Vitikkate
  • Patent number: 9948120
    Abstract: A portable power source device includes a case having upper and lower shells hingedly connected by a living hinge. The upper and lower shells are formed with ventilation holes for heat ventilation. A power source assembly is provided on an inner surface of one of the shells. The power source assembly may include a battery, a control circuit board, at least one USB interface and a power-indicating unit. A support frame is provided on the inner surface adjacent to the power source assembly for supporting thereon an electronic device such as a mobile phone. The upper and lower shells are fastened together by a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Fashionology Limited
    Inventors: Li Chan, Lai Shun Nelson Chow
  • Patent number: 9833065
    Abstract: A multipurpose protective and support device for a flat panel electronic equipment includes a protective cover (1) and two strip-shaped slide rails (2)/slide shafts (3) respectively fixed at a left side and a right side of the flat panel electronic equipment. The protective cover includes a main panel (10), two side plates (11) are respectively located at a left side and a right side of the main panel. Two side shafts (3)/two strip-shaped slide grooves (4) are respectively located at an inner side of one end of the side plates, the side shafts (3) are respectively inserted into the strip-shaped slide rails (2) or the strip-shaped slide groove (4), the slide shafts (3) on the protective cover or the flat panel electronic equipment are able to respectively rotate or slide within the strip-shaped slide rails (2) or the strip-shaped slide grooves (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: You Li
  • Patent number: 9818556
    Abstract: A waterproof structure for a button includes a casing, a button, and an elastic member. The elastic member is arranged on the casing and is contacted by the elastic member. The elastic member is integrated with the casing. The elastic member includes a tubular structure arranging an arc-shaped structure protruding towards interior of the tubular structure. The elastic wall allows a range of elastic travel to activate the switch under the button. The elastic member is a built-in component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Power Idea Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fan-Guo Chen, Dong-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9800962
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device includes a main housing and a lid. The main housing and lid are removably joined to define an air and water tight volume receiving an electronic device. Air trapped within the protective case transfers acoustic energy from a sound source within the case to at least one membrane wherein the membrane vibrates in response to an air pressure differential transmitting sound to an exterior of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CATALYST LIFESTYLE LIMITED
    Inventors: June Lai, Joshua Wright
  • Patent number: 9673175
    Abstract: A package-on-package (PoP) device has a first package and an interposer heat spreader. The first package includes a die and a substrate. The substrate has die contact pads, top contact pads, bottom contact pads, and interconnects between the die contact pads, the top contact pads, and the bottom contact pads. The die is electrically connected to the die contact pads. The top contact pads are adapted to be electrically connected to a second package to form the PoP device. The heat spreader has a central section thermo-conductively connected to the die. The heat spreader includes at least one arm connected to the central section and extending out past an edge of the first package. The heat spreader also has openings for electrical interconnects between the first package and the second package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR,INC.
    Inventor: Logendran Bharatham
  • Patent number: 9568947
    Abstract: A portfolio cover for a portable information handling system may include a display portion and an input device portion and a cover portion separated by two hinge sections. The display portion, the input device portion and the cover portion may be reinforced with a polymer laminate and laminated together, while the hinge sections may remain unlaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David Michael Meyers, Justin Cole Lyles, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 9444506
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device may include a housing, a case cover and a gasket positioned between the housing and the case cover. The housing may include a case member, having a plurality of housing snap attachment structures formed therein. The case cover may likewise include case cover snap attachment structures formed thereon that couple with the housing snap fit structures. The gasket is positioned between planar surfaces of the case member and case cover so that it is axially compressed between the case member and the case cover to provide a water and air tight seal, with the compression of the gasket being maintained by the connection of the housing snap attachment structures and the case cover snap attachment structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CATALYST LIFESTYLE LIMITED
    Inventors: June Lai, Joshua Wright
  • Patent number: 9310578
    Abstract: Certain types of aggregation enclosures include cable input ports and downwardly angled cable output ports. A cover is pivotally coupled to the body so that the cover moves between an open position and a closed position. A modular component panel may be disposed within the enclosure. The component panel includes one or more distribution components (e.g., fiber distribution components or power distribution components) configured to connect at least a portion of an incoming cable to at least a portion of an outgoing cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA, CommScope Connectivity UK Limited, ADC Czech Republic S.R.O., CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kristof Vastmans, Ian Miles Standish, Sven Schuemann, Eberhard Kahle, Juraj Marak, Pieter Arthur Anna De Vos
  • Patent number: 9312905
    Abstract: A mobile device and wallet case having a continuous inelastic frame conforming to the shape of a mobile device and having one or more apertures. The frame includes a foot on one side to assist in the insertion of the mobile device. The case can include transverse structures integrally formed with the frame and configured to attach a hollow-core door sized for storage. When open, the door functions as a stand for a mobile device in both the vertical position and horizontal position and bosses provide resistance to the door opening. The door can include a thumb slider aperture. The case can include a latch comprised of a frame coupled protuberance and a tooth having a female receiving recess configured to receive the protuberance. The frame inside and top edge of the frame is lined with an elastomeric liner that can extend through the button apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Jake Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 9102513
    Abstract: A MEMS package structure including a chip, a MEMS device, a lid, a sealant and a first moisture barrier is provided. The chip comprises an active surface. The MEMS system device is disposed on the active surface. The lid is covered on the chip and comprising a recess, wherein the MEMS device is in the recess. The sealant is disposed between the chip and the lid so as to seal the recess, wherein a thickness of the sealant is less than a height of the MEMS device. The first moisture barrier is sealed around the chip, the sealant and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Himax Display, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Hao Su, Roland V. Gelder, Tore Nauta, Wei-Hsiao Chen
  • Patent number: 9050816
    Abstract: A liquid container according to an aspect of this invention is a liquid container which is packaged with a packaging body, in which the liquid container has a containing chamber in which liquid which temporarily generates gas by a chemical change of contained components is contained, the hydrogen penetration amount of a member partitioning the containing chamber is 0.0001 ml/cm2·day·atm or more and 0.01 ml/cm2·day·atm or lower per day, the hydrogen penetration amount of the packaging body is equal to or larger than the hydrogen penetration amount of the member partitioning the containing chamber, and the vapor penetration amount of the packaging body is lower than the vapor penetration amount of the member partitioning the containing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Maki Nariai, Atsushi Denda, Takayoshi Kagata
  • Patent number: 9033143
    Abstract: A multi-standard flash-memory-card carrier is about the same size as a thick credit card and fits into a wallet. The multi-standard flash-memory-card carrier has bays that accept flash-memory cards. Larger bays on one side receive SD cards and a Memory Stick Duo card, while micro bays on another side of the carrier receive microSD cards and Memory Stick Micro cards. A carrier spine sandwiched between top and bottom covers has openings forming the bays. Spring-clip tabs on spring-clip fingers fit into notches on the side of the flash-memory cards to secure the flash-memory cards into the multi-standard flash-memory-card carrier to prevent loss. The spring-clip fingers are movable parts of the carrier spine that are deformed during insertion of the flash-memory cards. Both micro and standard flash-memory cards can be carried in the same multi-standard flash-memory-card carrier that can be placed in plastic sleeves for credit cards in a person's wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Kingston Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Choon Tak Tang, George K. L. Shiu
  • Publication number: 20150063977
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tray that includes a dielectric frame structure, a re-adherable pad and a marking is disclosed. The dielectric frame structure includes a recessed region where the re-adherable pad is formed. A plurality of integrated circuits is placed on a re-adherable surface of the re-adherable pad. The marking on the dielectric frame that is reflective of a given input-output pin position for each integrated circuit in the plurality of integrated circuits in the tray. In addition to that, two methods are also disclosed. First, a method of handling the integrated circuits using the tray is disclosed. Second, a method of forming the tray is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Terry Lynne Barrette
  • Patent number: 8967376
    Abstract: Described herein is an accessory assembly that includes a deployable arm that is configured to host multiple different removable accessory devices, each of which may include accessory functionality to facilitate or enhance user operation of an electronic device. The accessory functionality of the accessory devices may be far-ranging and may include reading lights, covers, projectors, universal serial bus (USB) drives, cameras, page-turn buttons, audio jacks, expansion headers, Bluetooth devices, biometric sensors, ambient light sensors, speakers, microphones, styli, and more, as discussed in detail below. These accessory devices may complement the operation of any number of electronic devices, including electronic book (eBook) reader devices, tablet computers, laptop computers, or any other mobile or stationary electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hannah Rebecca Lewbel
  • Patent number: 8964404
    Abstract: An align fixture for aligning an electronic component having a receptacle adapted to receive the electronic component and having a first abutting section and a second abutting section, the first abutting section being mounted via an elastic unit, the first abutting section and the second abutting section delimit an electronic component receiving volume in which the electronic component is to be received in the receptacle, the elastic unit extends below a bottom side of the electronic component receiving volume, and the elastic unit is adapted to provide a clamping force for clamping the electronic component between the first abutting section and the second abutting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Multitest Elektronische Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Johann Poetzinger
  • Patent number: 8965458
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective case for an electronic device. The protective case has two layers, an inner cushion cover that surrounds a portion of the electronic device and an outer rigid shell. The outer rigid shell has curved flexible arms that engage and hold the cushion cover 104 on the electronic device. The cushion cover has reduced thickness portions so that the curved flexible arms are embedded in the cushion cover and provide a protective case having a substantially smooth exterior. The cushion cover is capable of absorbing shocks from impacts on the rigid outer shell. Coring on the inner portion of the cushion cover provides additional softness and the ability of the cushion cover to absorb shocks while using a higher density material, which is able to conform to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Alan V. Morine, W. Travis Smith, John H. Loudenslager, Jamie L. Johnson, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Patent number: 8953116
    Abstract: A media player comprising a display screen is provided. The media player can include a housing having an opening and an area of reduced thickness around the opening. The media player can also include a transparent wall having a flange. Alternatively, the transparent wall may not require a flange but rather can be a flat, substantially transparent piece of material such as plexiglass or glass. The flange can be adhered to a surface of the area of reduced thickness in order to form a transparent protective cover for the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Joseph Weber, Pinida Jan Moolsintong, Stephen P. Zadesky
  • Publication number: 20150034526
    Abstract: A tray for retaining sliders, such as during washing and/or transporting process steps. The tray has a planar body comprising a top surface having a plurality of cavities therein, an opposite bottom surface having a plurality of recesses therein, and a perimeter. Each cavity is oppositely aligned with a respective recess, with each cavity and its respective recess connected by a passage through the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Charles Johnson, Binh Dinh Tran, Gary Singer
  • Publication number: 20150016941
    Abstract: An electronic device manufacturing system is disclosed. The system includes a processing tool having one or more processing chambers each adapted to perform an electronic device manufacturing process on one or more substrates; a substrate carrier adapted to couple to the system and carry one or more substrates; and a component adapted to create a sealed environment relative to at least a portion of the substrate carrier and to substantially equalize the sealed environment with an environment within the substrate carrier. Methods of the invention are described as are numerous other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Robert Rice, Jeffrey C. Hudgens
  • Patent number: 8925749
    Abstract: A storage container includes a jar and a cap removably connected to the jar. The jar has a cavity defined by a first base and a first wall extending upwardly from the base. The cap has an upper portion connected to a lower portion by a connecting member. The upper portion has a second base and a second wall extending upwardly from the second base to define a receiving area that receives an item stored in the cavity of the jar. The connecting member has an opening therethrough to connect the storage container to a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Sarah Laperriere, Michael Rzasa, Armand Montminy, Rodd Ruland
  • Publication number: 20140319019
    Abstract: A leak-tight/water-proof transformer containment bag includes (i) an outer puncture-resistant liquid-barrier fabric bag with a bottom having an oil-absorbent cushioning mat; (ii) a middle tear-resistant liquid-impervious continuous-sheet bag liner secured inside the outer bag; (iii) an inner puncture-resistant liquid-barrier fabric bag secured inside the liner; the bottom of the inner bag having outer and inner cushioning oil-absorbent mats; the outer bag, middle liner and inner bag being secured together at their open ends; (iv) lifting loops secured on opposite sides at the front and back of the outer bag and extending above the top of the outer bag to enable grabbing and lifting the lifting loops from above; (v) reinforcing bands secured around the outer bag and lifting loops; and (vi) a duffel top secured openly over the open top of the bags; the duffel top having a closure for closing the duffel top and closing off the top of the bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: William Duffy Bennett
  • Patent number: 8820531
    Abstract: A pad tray includes a base portion and a recessed region that is formed in the front side of the base portion and is for accommodating an electrode pad, the recessed region having a bottom region and a sidewall region that extends up from the bottom region and is provided so as to surround the electrode pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hiromichi Karo, Tomoya Ijiri, Yasuo Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 8807338
    Abstract: A package for mailing of a light-weight product includes a compressible body and a sheet that is less compressible than the body. A front face of the body has a cutout shaped to receive the product. The sheet has a planar first panel and a planar second panel. An inside face of the first panel is secured to a back face of the compressible body. The second panel is foldably connected to a first edge of the first panel and movable between a folded configuration in which the second panel covers the front face of the compressible body and an unfolded configuration in which the front face of the compressible body is uncovered and an inside face of the second panel is exposed. The sheet does not cover the top face and the bottom face of the compressible body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Moring, Eric Manago
  • Patent number: 8807342
    Abstract: A packaging box is disclosed, which is formed by coupling two packaging structures. The packaging structure includes a baseboard, which has a first side, a second side opposite to the first side, a third side for connecting the first and second sides, and a fourth side opposite to the third side for connecting the first and second sides. The packaging structure includes a first sidewall standing on the first side, and a second sidewall standing on the third sidewall. The packaging structure further includes plural first coupling elements and plural second coupling elements. The first coupling elements are disposed on the first and second sidewalls. The second coupling elements corresponding to the first coupling elements are disposed on the second and fourth sides of the baseboard. Two packaging structures are coupled by coupling the first coupling elements to the second coupling elements to obtain the packaging box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Lun Chien, Li-Wei Chang, Hsueh-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 8777001
    Abstract: A leak-tight/water-proof transformer containment bag includes (i) an outer puncture-resistant liquid-barrier fabric bag with a bottom having an oil-absorbent cushioning mat; (ii) a middle tear-resistant liquid-impervious continuous-sheet bag liner secured inside the outer bag; (iii) an inner puncture-resistant liquid-barrier fabric bag secured inside the liner; the bottom of the inner bag having outer and inner cushioning oil-absorbent mats; the outer bag, middle liner and inner bag being secured together at their open ends; (iv) lifting loops secured on opposite sides at the front and back of the outer bag and extending above the top of the outer bag to enable grabbing and lifting the lifting loops from above; (v) reinforcing bands secured around the outer bag and lifting loops; and (vi) a duffel top secured openly over the open top of the bags; the duffel top having a closure for closing the duffel top and closing off the top of the bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: William Duffy Bennett
  • Publication number: 20140190867
    Abstract: A packaging device for liquid crystal modules is provided, comprising a bracket installed at the bottom of the liquid crystal module, a pallet carried by a supporting member and used for fixing the bracket, a protective layer arranged on all sides of the liquid crystal module for fixing and buffering, and a packaging box arranged outside the protective layer for packaging. The packaging device for liquid crystal modules of the present invention ensures the transport safety, facilitates the manual packaging and transporting, and reduces the entire packaging weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Qinjun Shi
  • Patent number: 8763848
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to provide storage and includes a container having an opening, a panel, a plurality of bins, and a cover. The panel has at least one through-hole. The perimeter of the panel is larger than the perimeter of the opening of the container. Each bin has an opening, and each bin is configured to be received by a corresponding one of the through-holes of the panel. The cover is attached to the container. The apparatus may be used to transport food and other items needed for a tailgate party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: BF Gate Mate Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Carey
  • Patent number: 8759675
    Abstract: Disclosed is a casing for an electronic wireless handheld device defined by a front panel, a rear panel, and a plurality of side panels connecting the front and rear panels wherein, the device is to be received within the casing such that the front and rear exterior surfaces of the device abut the interior surfaces of the front and rear panels respectively. The casing comprises at least one receptacle wherein, each of the at least one receptacle is adapted to receive therewithin at least one accessory of the device and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Lakshman Rajeswaran, Thomas F Pepe, Jeremy Groh, Nathan Trunfio
  • Patent number: 8757385
    Abstract: Packaging for electrical equipment is disclosed in which metal electrically conductive staples are stapled—in contrast to tacked—through the packaging to provide an electrical path between the inside and the outside of the packaging. On the inside of the packaging, each staple clutches and is electrically connected to a wire that is connected to a jack on the electrical equipment. This provides an electrical path between the outside of the packaging and the electrical equipment. When the electrical equipment is to be tested or configured, the testing tool is connected to the staples on the outside of the packaging with spring-load clips. This provides as many electrical paths between the testing tool and the electrical equipment as necessary or desirable and for very little cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Goel, Ronald S. Rozensky, Ernest Lee Shero, Michael James Krack
  • Patent number: 8749388
    Abstract: A system and a method for safeguarding wafers and photomasks. The system includes a container for storing an article, the article being a wafer or a photomask; a flashing unit for flashing light with a pre-determined light pattern; an anti-theft unit capable of performing an anti-theft function, the anti-theft unit being attached to the container; and a trigger unit electrically connected to the anti-theft unit for triggering the anti-theft function of the anti-theft unit, in response to detecting the pre-determined light pattern of the flashing unit. The method includes providing a container having an anti-theft unit capable of performing an anti-theft function; storing an article in the container, the article being a wafer or a photomask; providing a flashing light with a pre-determined light pattern; detecting the pre-determined light pattern; and performing the anti-theft function by the anti-theft unit, in response to detecting the pre-determined light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Hand, George M. Harmuth, Gary T. Leonardi, Glenn M. Stefanski, Andrew P. Wyskida
  • Patent number: 8741403
    Abstract: A flexible disposition apparatus includes a body made of a flexible material and at least one attaching element integrally formed on at least one lateral surface of the body, and the body includes a containing portion and an opening interconnected to the containing portion, such that the containing portion and the attaching element can combine at least one electronic device with a power bank, or combine at least one expansion module with an electronic device to constitute an electric connection in order to reduce the carrying volume and enhance the practicality of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Tennrich International Corp.
    Inventors: Shih-Hui Chen, Chin-Tien Lin
  • Patent number: 8720875
    Abstract: One embodiment is a carrier for holding devices that includes a tray having one or more sites in which a device may be held, and a frame resiliently coupled to the tray so the tray is movable with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Centipede Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Di Stefano, Peter T. Di Stefano
  • Patent number: 8718729
    Abstract: A system for protecting an electronic device. The system includes a pocket, where the pocket is configured to receive an electronic device capable of receiving or transmitting electronic signals. The system also includes a cover, where the cover is directly attached to the pocket. The cover is configured to cover at least a portion of the pocket and prevent the electronic device from receiving or transmitting electronic signals in a direction toward the cover. The electronic device is allowed to receive or transmit electronic signals in a direction not toward the cover. The cover includes an opening. The opening is configured to allow an audio signal to pass through the cover and includes a mesh layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Kershenstein
  • Patent number: 8711559
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a portable electronic device is described. The cover assembly has a cover comprising: two cover extensions extending substantially perpendicular from the cover. Each of the two cover extensions has an abutment towards a center. An angular spring with two wings and two upwards arcuate ends is included in the cover assembly, each of the wings forming a bias angle relative to a line between the two ends. Two housing extensions extend from a surface of the portable electronic device, each of the housing extensions has a protrusion mating the corresponding abutment, and a guide having a form substantially corresponding to the upwards arcuate end. When a force is applied to the center of the angular spring, the bias angle decreases and the upwards arcuate ends are urged upwards, thereby causing the abutments moving outwards, and unlocking the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 8708151
    Abstract: A protective case for a handheld electronic device is provided. The protective case can include a removable mounting system comprised of an interlocking member and a plurality of mounting bases. The protective case may further include a non-slip member to prevent the device from slipping on a surface and a magnet for attaching the device to a magnetic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rokform LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Whitten, Bernhard Leitner, Craig Erion
  • Patent number: 8695823
    Abstract: An external power supply housing configured for multiple mounting options. In one or more embodiments, the housing of the invention comprises channels configured to accept straps for mounting said housing to a support structure by means of those straps. In one or more embodiments, the housing of the invention comprises threaded inserts configured to mount said housing to a support structure by means of threaded fasteners. In one or more embodiments, the housing of the invention comprises a snap engagement portion configured to snap engage a mating power supply caddy for mounting the housing to the caddy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: RGB Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Pincek, Carlo Espiritu, Jeff Hatley, Nerio Perez, Stanley S Coe
  • Patent number: 8683724
    Abstract: A tag for attachment to a circuit breaker is formed from a sheet of plastic material having first and second notches, one or more catches corresponding to one or more apertures, an electronic security device and a plurality of parallel grooves extending between the edges to form a plurality of sections. The tag is assembled by folding the sheet of plastic material so that the end sections overlap and the apertures fixedly receive the catches to secure the tag in a closed position. The notches in the first and second top sections form an opening, which is adapted for receiving the circuit breaker switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: B&G Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Kolton, Michael Norman, Jake Strassburger, Alex Tetiyevsky
  • Publication number: 20140083901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display module packaging structure, which includes a package box and a cushioning device received in the package box. The cushioning device includes a bottom cushioning piece and a top cushioning piece used in combination with the bottom cushioning piece. The bottom cushioning piece includes a cushioning bottom board, two cushioning side boards mounted to the cushioning bottom board and arranged at two ends of the cushioning bottom board, and three positioning boards mounted to the cushioning bottom board and arranged, in a spaced manner, between the two cushioning side boards. The cushioning side boards and the positioning boards form therein first and second accommodation spaces. The first and second accommodation spaces are filled with a plurality of inflatable cushioning bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Qianshuang Hu
  • Patent number: 8678191
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lead frame magazine cover for closing of an opening of a lead frame magazine by insertion of a magazine cover into the lead frame magazine in a closing direction. The lead frame magazine cover includes a recess. The recess is constructed in the region of a front edge of the magazine cover in the closing direction of the magazine cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Guentert, Bernard Schuhler
  • Publication number: 20140076771
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate storage tray includes a frame. Each surface of the frame is configured with a plate, the frame and the plates enclose to form a closed box, and the plate on surface of the frame where an opening for the LCD glass substrate to be selected and placed is located forms a box door that is installable or removable from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rui Fang
  • Patent number: 8675360
    Abstract: An output device which houses a portable device in an internal space and which outputs at least audio or images outputted from the housed portable device to the outside, includes: a case body including a housing portion housing the portable device; a lid body connected to the case body so as to pivot about a hinge portion and pivoted between an opened position in which the housing portion of the case body is opened and a closed position in which the housing portion of the case body is closed; and a pair of buckles pivotally supported at one outer peripheral portion of the case body or the lid body between a locked position and a lock release position as well as pivoted to the locked position when the lid body is pivoted to the closed position to thereby lock the lid body with respect to the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Ohsawa, Toshihide Ooba, Ooi Kok Hwa, Cheng Wee Jian
  • Patent number: 8665584
    Abstract: A tablet holder including a frame configured to hold a tablet. A barrel is defined in the frame and opens through one side of the frame. A mounting post is pivotally and retractably received within the barrel, and a locking mechanism is provided for locking the mounting post against relative movement. A tablet stowage system includes a tablet holder, a container for stowing a plurality of tablet holders, and a galley cart for stowing the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BE Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Tracy N. Pence
  • Patent number: 8657248
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for a thin electronic product is composed of a main body having a chamber, a plurality of fillers received in the chamber, an external lateral surface, and a locating portion located on the external lateral surface. The thin electronic product can be visibly fastened to the external lateral surface by the locating portion. Because the supporting apparatus can be firmly put on a surface and define a predetermined angle with respect to the surface, while the thin electronic product is fixed to the external lateral surface of the main body, the thin electronic product can define the predetermined angle with respect to the surface to allow the user to conveniently operate the thin electronic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Salero, LLC
    Inventors: Laura Marie Rowzee, Andreas Philipp Rowzee, Ricardo Salas