Video Display Screen Support Patents (Class 248/917)
  • Patent number: 10520982
    Abstract: In some examples, a display mounting apparatus includes a bracket comprising a tab, the tab including an attachment member to affix the bracket to an outer display cover of a display device. An adhesive layer is to attach a display panel of the display device to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Derek Kanas, Tony Moon
  • Patent number: 10517173
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate; a source printed circuit board on the second substrate of the display panel, the source printed circuit board electrically connected to the display panel; a control printed circuit board electrically connected to the source printed circuit board by a signal cable; and a back cover accommodating the display panel including the first and second substrates and the source printed circuit board, and disposed between the source printed circuit board and the control printed circuit board, the back cover including a penetrating hole, through which the signal cable passes and maintaining a space by the signal cable with respect to the display panel, wherein the penetrating hole of the back cover is disposed at a mid-portion of the second substrate in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10516926
    Abstract: An object is to reduce weight load acting on a connecting member that connects a speaker unit and a bracket and keep the weight balance of the right and left of the speaker unit. A speaker unit mounting bracket is provided with a voltage converter, a base plate, and a cover. The cover covers the voltage converter and the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Masanori Kamihara, Masao Yoshida, Shotaro Kondo, Katsutoki Hanayama
  • Patent number: 10465839
    Abstract: Mounting a device to the wall for surveillance or other similar purposes may be performed without permanent screws or other tool-requiring components. One example device may include a mount plate, a number of magnets embedded in the mount plate, and a number of gravity reducing protrusions on the mount plate to provide a resting surface for a device mounted to the mount plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jomichael Porter, Vincent W. Ellis, Miguel Alejandro Sereno
  • Patent number: 10416712
    Abstract: A portable computing device, such as a wristwatch, is described. The portable computing device contains ample processing, battery and memory resources for executing applications, but provides insufficient display output capability to render a graphical user interface during application execution. Instead, the device includes a short-range wireless communication system for relaying real-time display data to an external display device for rendering a graphical user interface on the external device. By not incorporating power-hungry display technology, speakers, other communication components, such as cellular, or other battery-draining components, the portable computing device avoids the need for bulky batteries and maintains a suitable charge over a reasonable period of time. In addition, the easy portability of the device means that it can turn any external display device into its own user input/output device such that users need not mirror their applications and data to multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: USquare Soft Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Brawer
  • Patent number: 10412842
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a display panel displaying an image; a first support member and a second support member that support the display panel in an erected state; a first mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and one of the first support member and the second support member; a second mounting member interposed by fitting between the display panel and another of the first support member and the second support member; and a first attachment part, a second attachment part, a third attachment part, and a fourth attachment part provided on a back surface of the display panel and having structures fitted to at least one of the first mounting member and the second mounting member. The first attachment part, the second attachment part, the fourth attachment part, and the third attachment part are provided in this order from one end to another end in a width direction of the back surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yuichi Hasegawa, Katsumasa Ando, Masakatsu Itou, Michael Shadovitz, Akihiro Adachi, Yuki Sugiyama, Hirotoshi Hada, Kazuhiko Maeda
  • Patent number: 10400942
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device may include a first body. In one embodiment, the electronic device may include a second body. In some embodiments, the second body may include a first end, a second end, and a first deformable structure disposed between the first end and the second end. The first end may be disposed on a first side of the first body. The second body may form a support structure that may support the first body. A method and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Chun Ren
  • Patent number: 10397678
    Abstract: Interfaces that can supply power and/or data, for example audio or video data, are described that can be joined to form a rotatable coupling, along with electronic devices that incorporate such couplings. Such devices can be joined by such couplings to provide portable and easily customizable systems, where individual system components can be rotated relative to each other and can be easily interchanged with alternative components by a user at their discretion. Such systems can be installed in or on automobiles, homes, offices, wearable items, and chairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Fernando Tude Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10345863
    Abstract: A cover includes a cover body, and an arm coupled to the cover body. A shape memory material in the arm may be able to place the arm into a first shape and a second shape. In the first shape, the arm may be adjacent to a display device when the arm is attached to the display device. In the second shape, the arm may form a stand for the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimitre (Miki) Mehandjiysky, Dustin L Hoffman, Aki Laine
  • Patent number: 10291969
    Abstract: A communication system includes a housing, a tray, and a guide arm. The tray has a plurality of ports each having a rear face connectable to a rear cable. The tray is movably engaged with the housing and has a first position substantially inside the housing and a second position substantially outside the housing. The guide arm has a first end pivotably attached to the tray between the plurality of ports and a rear of the housing, and a second free end opposite the first end. The guide arm is adapted to rotate from a first rotational position in which the guide arm is substantially parallel to the rear of the housing to a second rotational position in which the free end points toward the rear of the housing as the tray transitions from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu
  • Patent number: 10240711
    Abstract: A secure adjustable mounting system for a tablet computer system in a desired position includes a mount to connect the mounting system to the tablet computer system. A head and post permit articulating movement of the tablet computer. The mount, head, and post collectively may define a passage extending through the mount, head, and post between opposite ends of the passage. The passage is substantially inaccessible from outside the mounting system. In other instances, the mounting system has a first configuration in which the freedom to move the mount relative to the post is limited by a first selectively engageable motion limiter, and a second configuration in which the freedom to move the mount relative to the post is limited by a second selectively engageable motion limiter. The mounting system is further configured so the first and second selectively engageable motion limiters are not accessible from outside the mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INDUCOMP Corporation
    Inventor: John T. Weldon
  • Patent number: 10228721
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having several features is disclosed. The device can include a retention member that retains flexible circuits extending from a top portion to a bottom portion of the device, thereby allowing some components to be moved from a top portion of the device to a bottom portion. The device may include a cover plate can be secured with a display in the top portion to cover the retention member and other internal components. The device can include an omni-directional port designed to receive a connector different orientations and provide power to the device. The device can include a flexible keyboard having butterfly keycaps. The device can include an array of openings for an audio driver, with some of the array including through holes and blind holes. The device can also include a touch pad having a force feedback sensor and a haptic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Houtan R. Farahani, Craig C. Leong, Matthew W. Blum, Zheng Gao, Kevin M. Robinson, Keith J. Hendren
  • Patent number: 10210570
    Abstract: An online system uses, in various embodiments of the invention, credit report information, loan affordability screening and credit approval and management functionality to facilitate the purchase and finance of products online. The online system may include both sellers of products and lenders that offer financing to buyers seeking to purchase the products. The system may automatically obtain a buyer's credit report information and use that information to determine if the buyer is pre-approved, for example, to obtain financing for a particular product or products. The system also enables use of buyer credit information to identify only those of a seller's products for which the buyer is pre-approved, for example, to finance using one or more loans. The system then enables selection of an identified product or products for purchase, and selection of a loan, for example, for financing of the selected product or products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Bennett, Christopher C. Winslade
  • Patent number: 10203731
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include a first member, a second member hingedly coupled to the first member via one or more hinges, and a hinge cover coupled between the first member and the second member for enclosing the one or more hinges, the hinge cover comprising an outer cover member and an inner cover member generally internal to the outer cover member and comprising a flexible, elastic material configured to elongate and compress to overcome hinge interference of the one or more hinges during rotation of the first member relative to the second member in order to minimize a physical size of the hinge cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Brandon Joel Brocklesby
  • Patent number: 10185532
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external LED panel that can be connected to an electronic user device designed to emit messages relating to the activity of said electronic user device in a passive and non-invasive form, comprising connection means compatible with an electronic device, an LED display, and at least one anchoring and supporting element designed to orient the display to a position that can be seen by third parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CRAMBO, S.A.
    Inventor: Miguel Ángel García Manchado
  • Patent number: 10175775
    Abstract: A keyboard set may be provided on chair armrests. The keyboard set includes a left keyboard, a right keyboard, a first detachable support, a second detachable support, and two multidirectional angle adjusting mechanisms. Each of the left keyboard and the right keyboard includes a plurality of keys. One end of the first detachable support is combined with the left keyboard, and one end of the second detachable support is combined with the right keyboard. The two multidirectional angle adjusting mechanisms are respectively provided between the first detachable support and the left keyboard, and between the second detachable support and the right keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Bing-Yang Yao
  • Patent number: 10133102
    Abstract: A fast detachable placement seat structure for a display, that comprises: a flat panel display and a placement seat. The placement seat includes: a support plate, a bottom seat, a cable placement portion, and a fast detachable mechanism. The fast detachable mechanism includes at least a fastening portion, and at least a locking portion. The flat panel display is disposed in an electronic device. The bottom base is connected to the support plate to form an angle with the support plate, and is used for receiving circuits. The flexible design mentioned able is able to achieve fewer components required, simple structure, easy assembly/detachment, to save time for assembly and repair, and reduce production cost significantly. As such, that fast detachable placement seat structure for a display can be used in various electronic products having flat panel displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Tze-Yang Liu, Ding-Shiuan Lin, Wei-Shiang Liau
  • Patent number: 10088863
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display cover layer mounted to the device using an adhesive bond with a display. The display may be a flexible display. The flexible display may include Organic Light Emitting Diode display technology. The display may be mounted to a rigid support structure. The rigid support structure may be mounted to a device housing member. Mounting the display cover layer to the display may eliminate the need to mount the display cover layer to the device housing and may allow active display pixels to be visible under the display cover layer closer to the device housing than in conventional devices. Providing the electronic device with active display pixels closer to the device housing may reduce the need for an inactive border around the display and may improve the aesthetic appeal of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Rappoport, Jeremy C. Franklin, Stephen Brian Lynch, Scott A. Myers, John Raff, Richard P. Howarth, Wei Chen, Christopher J. Stringer, Julian Hoenig
  • Patent number: 10058133
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sending messages wirelessly from a garment. The system includes a wireless communication device configured to wirelessly transmit one or more digital messages to one or more mobile devices within a predefined radius of the wireless communication device. The system further includes a garment, a pouch, coupled to the garment, configured to house the wireless communication device, and a securing mechanism configured to secure the wireless communication device within the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: iWear Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Alexander Benjamin Hirschberg, Michael Stephen Winton
  • Patent number: 10061381
    Abstract: This invention relates to computer technology, and more particularly to input devices, and can be used in computer games, for controlling objects in spaces simulated on an electronic computer, and is intended to provide more reliable and accurate control of a motion system by means of a device, comprising buttons, and a body having a pivot with a stem which is rigidly connected to an operator's seat by an arm with clamps. The body is rigidly connected to a control element in the form of an H-shaped frame with clamps and with curved supporting surfaces for the forearms of the operator, said control element being capable of movement by virtue of the pivot, the rigidity of movement of which can be adjusted with the aid of a regulator, disposed inside the body; buttons, pivoting buttons, multi-contact buttons and rollers are situated on the front parts of the control element, opposite one another along the side edges of said front parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Andrey Valerievich Gruzdev
  • Patent number: 9952623
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic apparatus, including a first housing, a second housing which has a display section and a support member supporting the display section, and a housing connection section which rotatably connects the second housing with respect to the first housing. The support member includes a first support section connected to the housing connection section, a second support section which fixedly supports the display section, and a support connection section, positioned between the first support section and the second support section, which has a flexibility to rotatably connect the second support section with respect to the first support section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomita, Takashi Sonehara, Minoru Shimizu, Takuya Motoishi, Naoki Ogishita, Yuuki Kubota, Ryousuke Tobiyama, Masanobu Yamaguchi, Kouichi Hiroyoshi, Kazuaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9944235
    Abstract: A stowable computer workstation (“SCW”) for a workplace within a vehicle is described, where the workplace has an inner sidewall of the vehicle. The SCW may include a video display mount assembly and a deployment support attached to the video display mount assembly. The deployment support is configured to deploy and stow the video display mount assembly against the inner sidewall and the deployment support is secured to the inner sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian Gregory Fischer, Frank Henry Dugger, Bryant Scott Owen, Alan J. Wong
  • Patent number: 9936592
    Abstract: A rear housing of a display apparatus and the display apparatus are disclosed. The rear housing for the display apparatus includes a first case, a third case and a second case sequentially arranged in a lateral direction; a bottom of the first case includes a first retainer portion extending toward the second case, a bottom of the second case includes a second retainer portion extending toward the first case, and the first and second retainer portions are connected by means of a first connecting member; both sides of the third case are connected to the first case and the second case by means of second connecting members respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Yusong Zhu
  • Patent number: 9916537
    Abstract: A smart office desk interactive with the user, defined on the basis of an individual work desk (M) and various hardware and software elements applied to it and whose main hardware components comprise a working desktop divided into two zones, one which can be raised at an angle, motor-driven legs which raise and lower the desktop, a footrest tray and a series of sensors integrated into the desktop structure and in the legs. The smart office desk learns from the user by machine learning algorithms, and proposes physical actions in accordance with what has been learned. The table collects information from the user concerning their postures and working habits, using various physical sensors, and by their interactions with the software application displayed onscreen. It is thus a table controlled by a computer system which receives data on the user and the working environment as inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: PYNK SYSTEMS, S.L.
    Inventors: Carlos Riquelme Ruiz, David Mata Valdes
  • Patent number: 9897248
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a base, a flexible circuitry connecting the display to the base, and a support frame assembly disposed between the display and the base. The support frame assembly includes an inner rail connecting to the base, an outer rail connecting to the display, and a first stop member. The outer rail is movably connected to the inner rail so that the outer rail is disposed at a first position or a second position relative to the base. An accommodation space is formed between the outer rail and the inner rail for accommodating the flexible circuitry. The first stop member is disposed between the inner rail and outer rail and extends from the inner rail and away from the accommodation space for restricting the outer rail to move along the inner rail between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Chen, Yen-Chen Chiang
  • Patent number: 9898044
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a docking station and a mobile terminal with the docking station. The docking station includes a docking main body, a shelter, a first link mechanism, a second link mechanism and a moveable locking bar. The shelter shields the connector and the moveable locking bar is stayed in an unlocked position when the docking station is free. When the mobile terminal is coupled with the docking station, the first link mechanism is driven by the mobile terminal, the shelter is forced to rotate to a predetermined storage position, and the second link mechanism drives the moveable locking bar to a locked position to lock the mobile terminal. The docking station is easy to use with simple process of assembly and adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ying-Jui Huang
  • Patent number: 9886060
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of electronic mission preparation systems, notably for aircraft pilots. The system comprises a removable touch tablet and an associated connection support or docking station intended to be mounted on an aircraft instrument panel. The connection support comprises a mechanical support comprising translational guiding means and a pivoting pallet comprising mechanical means for rapidly locking and unlocking the touch tablet This connection support also comprises a memory card and electrical connectors. These provisions together ensure both the electrical and mechanical connections of the tablet to the avionics system via the connection support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Goy, Dorian Santiago, Alice Bertaud Du Chazaud
  • Patent number: 9864414
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as an accessory to a tablet that includes a first housing. The first housing may include a retractable second housing support. The second housing support includes a stored configuration and a second housing support configuration. The second housing configuration is configured to support a second housing. A release can be is configured to release the second housing support from the stored configuration. A tension mechanism can pull the support into the second housing support configuration when the release is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas W. Oakley
  • Patent number: 9849835
    Abstract: On the basis of a predetermined three-dimensional vehicle environment model and of a second image, acquired at that time, of an image sequence, a corrected display image is determined. The vehicle environment model is determined based on at least a first image of the image sequence and includes an object detected in the first image that has a predetermined resultant absolute position and/or a predetermined resultant position with reference to the vehicle. The second image is acquired a predetermined period of time after the first image and includes the detected object. The corrected display image includes at least one graphic element which represents the detected object and is determined such that it is suitable for being projected onto a display area of the head-up display so as to be perceived by a viewer of the display area from a predetermined viewing position with direct reference to the actual environment of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Dollinger, Axel Schwab, Alexander Buchner
  • Patent number: 9832367
    Abstract: An apparatus to capture and display an image of an object includes a frame, at least one optical sensor for capturing the image of the object, means for moving the frame relative to a surface of the object in a first direction, and means for moving the optical sensor relative to the frame in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Optelec Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Auger, Johannes Jacobus Antonius Maria Vugts, Ivar Illing
  • Patent number: 9823702
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided that includes a base portion having an input device, a tablet having a display and a docking connector with a plurality of second electrical connectors, and a docking connector to move relative to the base portion. The docking connector may include a first docking pole to extend from the docking connector and to engage with the docking receptacle, and a plurality of first electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Michael T. Crocker, Xiaofeng Shawn Sheng, Alan W. Tate, Shanjun Deng, Kapil Kane, Minglei Wang, Russell Beauregard
  • Patent number: 9822921
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supporting stand for a display device, which includes: a base; an upright connected to the base; a holding unit connected to the upright and including a bracket, wherein the bracket has an anode conductive portion and a cathode conductive portion to provide electrical contacts for the display device; an electrical function unit disposed within the base; and an electrical connection unit electrically connecting the electrical function unit to the anode and cathode conductive portions of the bracket. Accordingly, the display device can be disposed in contact with the anode and cathode conductive portions of the bracket when being mounted on the bracket, and be electrically connected to the electrical function unit at the base by the electrical connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Syncmold Enterprise Corp.
    Inventors: Kuang-Po Chen, Kun-Tien Ting, Wen-Chen Liu, Li-Wei Shih
  • Patent number: 9817441
    Abstract: A dock includes a base, a fixing switch, a release component, a connector, and a connection component. When an electronic device is mounted on the base, the release component must be pressed in order for the fixing switch to be operable, allowing the connection component to drive the connector to connect with the electronic device. When no electronic device is mounted on the base, the connector is received in the base to protect the connector against damage while the dock is being carried around. That the release component must be pressed in order for the fixing switch to be movable protects the connector against damage in a situation where, while the dock is being carried around, the fixing switch is inadvertently pushed, causing the connector to protrude from the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Hsiu-Yu Kuo
  • Patent number: 9778707
    Abstract: A system for displaying electronic construction documents includes an enclosure having doors extending across an open side to define an interior volume that is sealable against infusion of dust and water, and a monitor panel extending across the width of the interior volume to define a back chamber between the monitor panel and a back panel of the enclosure. The system includes a purge air system in fluid communication with the back chamber and that is operable, when door are open, to draw in and filter air from outside the enclosure and establish a positive air pressure within the back chamber. The monitor panel includes a perimeter frame with a center aperture and a transparent pane extending across the center aperture for viewing an electronic display therethrough, and is angularly adjustable between a plurality of angled upright positions while maintaining the positive pressure within the back chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Contracting, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. San Clemente
  • Patent number: 9778693
    Abstract: A docking station adapted to an electrical device is provided. The docking station includes a base and an input device. The base has a supporting portion and a bottom plate portion. A first angle is formed between the supporting portion and the bottom plate portion. The electrical device is adapted to be supported on the supporting portion. The input device has an input portion and a leaning portion. The leaning portion leans against the supporting portion. A second angle is formed between the input portion and the leaning portion. When the supporting portion is moved relatively to the bottom plate portion to change the first angle, the supporting portion drives the input portion and the leaning portion to be moved correspondingly to change the second angle. In addition, an electrical apparatus including the docking station and the electrical device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Hsin Yeh, Jyh-Chyang Tzou, Wei-Hao Lan, Tzu-Fang Huang
  • Patent number: 9759420
    Abstract: A flexible display includes surfaces that can be folded, bent, or curved into a workstation, kiosk, or other configuration. The surfaces in the flexible display can be bent or folded to provide viewing surfaces in various planes. A controller can configure the display to provide selected functions on the various defined surfaces. A number of display stands for mounting the displays are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A Baloga
  • Patent number: 9733674
    Abstract: A display device according to one or more embodiments of the present invention includes: a flexible display panel that is configured to be widened or narrowed, the flexible display panel including a display part configured to display an image at a first surface of the flexible display panel, and a bending part configured to be folded in a direction away from the display part; and a driving unit including one or more rollers in close proximity to the bending part, and configured to rotate to widen or narrow the flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeoung Sub Lee, Sang-Il Park, Hyun Joon Oh, Hye-Jin Oh, Min-Hoon Choi, In Sun Hwang
  • Patent number: 9731660
    Abstract: A vehicle entertainment system is adapted to be mounted to a vehicle. It has a mounting bracket adapted for coupling to a dashboard of a vehicle, a vehicle seat, its headrest if present, or mounting posts for such a headrest, or into an arm-rest for a vehicle seat. A mounting arm is mounted for rotation relative to the mounting bracket about a main axis arranged in use to extend generally horizontally. A monitor unit has a front side and a rear side. The monitor unit has at least one structure enabling access to entertainment for a user. The structure may be at least one of a monitor screen on the front side, controls for an audio system on the front side, controls for an audio system on the rear side, and a slot adapted for a tablet computer to dock therein both physically and electronically with the screen of the tablet computer exposed on the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Ciaran Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9729683
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a tablet, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular example implementation of the electronic device may include a first housing and a second housing removably coupled to the first housing, where the second housing is configured to function as a stand for the first housing. The stand configuration can allow for user desired viewing of a first display located on the first housing and of a second display located on the second housing. Further, the second housing can be removed from the first housing and replaced with a different second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Okuley
  • Patent number: 9689524
    Abstract: A panel support (24, 424, 824) comprises an arm (26, 826) having a first portion coupled to a panel (22, 422, 822) and a second portion movable to an extended panel supporting position. A pliable member (28, 828) extends from the panel (22, 422, 822) and is coupled to the arm (26, 826). The pliable member (28, 828) is maintained in tension despite movement of the arm (26, 826).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Randall W. Martin, Matthew Leck, Stephen de Saulles
  • Patent number: 9687076
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display unit and a support device is provided. The support device is connected to the display unit to support the display unit on a flat surface with a supporting angle. The support device includes a support bracket, a pivot unit and a constant force spring. The support bracket has a pivot hole. The pivot unit is pivotally connected to the pivot hole of the support bracket and connected to the display unit. The constant force spring has a spring body coupled with the pivot unit. When the supporting angle changes in a predetermined range, an end portion of the spring body is movably connected to the support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Qisda (Suzhou) Co., LTD., Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Yung-Chun Su
  • Patent number: 9636567
    Abstract: An exercise system presents display programming at a rate that is commensurate to a user's exercise rate. The user's exercise rate is monitored and compared to a default exercise rate. When the user's exercise rate is above or below the default exercise rate, the presentation of the display programming is adjusted to maintain a temporal relationship between the user's exercise rate and the display programming. The presentation of the display programming can be adjusted by periodically skipping or pausing frames of the display programming to increase or decrease the duration of the display programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
    Inventors: Chase Brammer, Richard K. C. Chang, II
  • Patent number: 9612624
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a detachable touch notebook computer, which comprises a touch tablet, a connector, and a keyboard dock. The connector has an interlocking structure and a latch, at which the interlocking structure is pivoted. The keyboard dock has a positioning member disposed at the latch. Thereby, the touch tablet can be disposed on the keyboard dock and forming the touch notebook computer. According to the touch notebook computer of the present disclosure, the interlocking structure is driven by rotating the touch tablet. Then the interlocking structure drives the latch to move, enabling the positioning member to come off from the latch and thus detaching the touch tablet from the keyboard dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Pin Yang, Che-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 9588549
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device with high portability and/or high browsability. The electronic device includes first and second support bodies, a first hinge, and a flexible display panel. The first hinge has a first rotation axis and connects the first and second support bodies to each other, and the first and second support bodies are capable of relatively rotating on the first rotation axis. The display panel includes at least first and second portions supported by the first and second support bodies, respectively; the first rotation axis and a first plane including the display surface overlapping with the first portion or a second plane including the display surface overlapping with the second portion are parallel to each other; and each of a distance between the first rotation axis and the first plane or the second plane is greater than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Endo, Shigeru Onoya, Masaaki Hiroki
  • Patent number: 9581821
    Abstract: Compact and low mass augmented and fully virtual head mounted display designs are disclosed. The disclosed displays employ a display located between the eye and the main optical element of the head mounted display. These designs additionally afford the ability to support augmented reality displays because the user can see both the virtual image from the display and the real world if desired. The designs use semi-transparent displays where either the display emits circularly polarized light or the displays which emits light from one surface or the view of the display directly from the eye is obscured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Fakespace Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian McDowall, Mark Bolas
  • Patent number: 9560912
    Abstract: A box stand has an upper chamber with an upper chamber hollow. The upper chamber is hollow having a first upper chamber face and a second upper chamber face as well as an upper chamber front face and a pair of upper chamber side faces. A lower chamber has a lower chamber hollow. The lower chamber has a closed position and an open position. The lower chamber is at least partially detached from the upper chamber in the open position. The lower chamber is rigidly attached to the upper chamber in the closed position. The lower chamber hollow has a pair of lower chamber side faces as well as a lower chamber front face. A first side interface is formed between the upper chamber and the lower chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Anhua Chin
  • Patent number: 9489603
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a determining unit to determine whether or not a white character exists inside a graphics object. In a case when recording material saving processing is instructed and the determining unit determines that the white character exists inside the graphics object, a conversion unit converts the character so as to increase the density thereof and converts a region other than the character inside the graphics object so as to decrease the density thereof. An image forming device forms an image based on the conversions performed by the conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Osamu Iinuma
  • Patent number: 9477266
    Abstract: The present invention provides a handheld device for controlling electronic equipment and an electronic equipment including the handheld device. The handheld device is electrically connected with a control unit of the electronic equipment. The handheld device includes an annulus, and a first and a second disc bodies arranged oppositely. A first contact point and at least three second contact points are arranged on the first disc body. A first probe and at least three second probes are arranged on the second disc body. The annulus is connected to the first disc body and is used for driving the first disc body to rotate. The second disc body is fixed to a shell of the electronic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Hongyun Wang
  • Patent number: 9471110
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including a first module, a second module, and a protecting member. The first module includes a side surface and a fixed member, wherein the fixed member includes a protrusion protruding from the side surface. The second module includes a recess. The protecting member encompasses the protrusion and includes a first surface, a second surface, and an elastic portion, wherein the first surface is opposite to the second surface. The elastic portion protrudes from the first surface. When the protrusion is joined to the recess, the second surface and the elastic portion contact an inner wall of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Ming-Yen Wu, Han-Tsung Shen, Yan-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 9407855
    Abstract: Provided is a television apparatus including: a display panel which displays an image; a front cover which covers a front side of the television apparatus such that the display panel is exposed; a rear cover which is opposed to the front cover; a power supply which is supported between the front cover and the rear cover and includes an input connector mounted thereon to receive an input AC power for the display panel; an output connector configured to detachably coupled with the input connector to supply the input AC power, wherein the rear cover includes an inwardly-depressed portion at which a cover insertion hole is formed such that the output connector is coupled to the input connector through the cover insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Young-deok Choi