Video Display Screen Support Patents (Class 248/917)
  • Patent number: 11348488
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a folding area, and a metal plate disposed below the display panel. The metal plate includes a first plate and a second plate which are spaced apart from and face each other, at least one spacer disposed between the first plate and the second plate, and a space between the first plate and the second plate, the space excluding the at least one spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min Sok Jang
  • Patent number: 11243576
    Abstract: Display provided with a screen arranged in a casing having a substantially parallelepiped shape, wherein a first seat for housing a mobile communication and/or computing device is arranged on the rear side of the display, wherein the rear side of the display is provided with a second seat in which a foldable support can be arranged at least partially, wherein the foldable support comprises at least one first portion rotatably connected to the display by means of one or more first hinges and at least one second portion rotatably connected to the first portion by means of one or more second hinges. The present disclosure relates also to a computing system comprising said display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Luca Gerardi
  • Patent number: 11209869
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an attachable external display screen for use on electronic devices. The display screen may be removably mounted onto a surface of an electronic device to provide the user with an additional display screen. The attachable display screen utilizes a dual sliding mechanism that allows for the display screen to slide out to different lengths relative to the screen of the electronic device. The attachable display screen is also rotatable about a vertical axis, which allows a user to adjust the angle of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Stand Steady Company, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Tyler Hudgins, Antoine Planche
  • Patent number: 11211992
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a DOA in a MIMO system includes a receiver and a signal processor. The receiver receives Rx signals from a target through Rx antennas after Tx signals having different phases are transmitted through Tx antennas, and transforms the Rx signals into time domain Rx signals. The processor transforms the time domain Rx signals into Rx signals in a frequency domain including a range-related domain and a velocity-related doppler domain; divides the doppler domain into regions according to a phase difference between the Tx signals; extracts signals from the regions; combines the signals to form first and second arrays; determines a minimum value for each of the first and second arrays using a DML algorithm; selects one of the first and second arrays having the minimum value as a true array; and estimates a DOA corresponding to the true array as an actual DOA of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Hyun Kang, Wassim Suleiman
  • Patent number: 11163341
    Abstract: A device mounting system includes a device bracket coupled to a device, and a support surface mount coupled to the device bracket. The support surface mount includes a base member mounted to a support surface, a securing member extending from the base member, and a securing latch that is included in the securing member and that moves between a secured orientation in which it engages the device bracket to secure the device bracket to the support surface mount, and an unsecured orientation that allows the device bracket to be decoupled from the support surface mount. A release member in the securing member may be actuated to move the securing latch between the secured and unsecured orientations. A locking element in the securing member may be actuated to prevent movement of the securing latch from the secured to the unsecured orientation to lock the device bracket to the support surface mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Derric Christopher Hobbs, Tzu-Wei Tai, Raymond Chao Long Chou, Brandon Chu
  • Patent number: 11157039
    Abstract: A display device comprises: a cabinet including a receiving part having an open front surface; a movable plate disposed in the front of the receiving part to be slidable to the left or right and including a first opening formed to be vertically elongated; a display module held on the front surface of the movable plate to selectively cover the front surface of the receiving part according to a position of the movable plate; and a mount bracket fixed onto the rear surface of the display module and having one end which is inserted into the first opening and is then lowered to be fastened to the movable plate, whereby the display device can easily hold a display module and improve use of a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hansoo Kim, Woohyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11149878
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cable management cage including cage body and engagement and disengaging components. A fixed end of the elastic plate is fixed to an inner surface of the cage body, the elastic plate and the inner surface are spaced apart by a gap, the engaging structure is fixed on a free end of the elastic plate and movably disposed through a through hole of the cage body. The disengaging component is movably disposed on the cage body. When the disengaging component is in a non-disengaging status, the engaging structure protrudes from the outer surface of the cage body. When the disengaging component is in a disengaging status, part of the disengaging component enters the gap to cause the engaging structure to a position not protruding from the outer surface of the cage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Zhao-Ping Fu
  • Patent number: 11145015
    Abstract: An overhead storage bin that includes a housing that defines a bin interior, a bucket or a door that is movable with respect to the housing between an open and a closed position, a projector positioned in or on the housing, and a display member positioned on the housing, wherein the projector is configured to project information onto the display member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN CABIN INC.
    Inventors: Scott Savian, Romain Ducos
  • Patent number: 11132021
    Abstract: An advanced ergonomic housing for electronic devices providing greatly superior functionality and usability by means of a multiplicity of integral, selectable, and adjustable grasping, mounting, and supporting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Gordon J. Diehl
  • Patent number: 11126227
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main frame, a support component pivoted to the main frame, a flexible display panel connected between the main frame and the support component, and a display movably connected to the support component. The support component is adapted to be closed to the main frame to fold the flexible display panel between the main frame and the support component, and is adapted to be opened from the main frame to expand the flexible display panel. When the support component is opened, the display is adapted to rotate relative to the support component to a first state such that the display and the flexible display panel are located on the same side of the support component, and to rotate relative to the support component to a second state such that the display and the flexible display panel are located on different sides of the support component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Hua Li, I-Lung Chen, Nien-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 11106349
    Abstract: A system comprising an on-screen QWERTY keyboard having a left zone to which the four left letters of each of the rows of letters of said keyboard are assigned, and a right zone to which the rest of the letters of said keyboard are assigned and wherein an interaction provided with any of said zones is related by a processor to one or more of the letters assigned to the interacted zone, and wherein said processor is adapted to execute a word predictive software for predicting one or more words from a database of words upon detection of a sequence of interactions with said zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Benjamin Firooz Ghassabian
  • Patent number: 11085575
    Abstract: A bracket assembly and a display device including the same are disclosed. The bracket assembly includes: a body; a head, pivotally connected with the body; and a button, mounted on the head and configured to move together with the head. The button includes: a button portion configured to move between a first position and a second position, and a clamping portion. The clamping portion is configured to be in a locking state in condition that the button portion is in the first position and to be in an unlocking state in condition that the button portion is in the second position. The bracket assembly further includes a reset element disposed between the button and the head and configured to keep the button portion in the first position and keep the clamping portion in the locking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: K-TRONICS (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linfeng Jiang, Zhonghua Liu
  • Patent number: 11083292
    Abstract: An electronic desk includes at least two interactive panels hinged to a support structure. The interactive panels are hingeably positionable in at least a horizontal and vertical position. The electronic desk further includes a computing device to provide computing resources to the interactive panels. A plurality of virtual machines interfaceable at the interactive panels may be included in the computing device. At least one virtual machine is to be formed in the computing device in response to detecting a request from a second user logging onto the computing device via one of the interactive panels after a first user has logged onto the computing device. The computing device is to provide additional input interfaces on the at least two interactive panels associated with each of the at last one of the virtual machines of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimitre Mehandjiysky, Zheng Cao, Kevin L. Massaro
  • Patent number: 11068806
    Abstract: An overhead storage bin display system that includes an overhead storage bin defining a bin interior and a display member associated with the overhead storage bin. The display member is configured to display passenger related information within at least first and second passenger sections. The passenger related information displayed in the first passenger section includes first passenger identifying information and the passenger related information displayed in the second passenger section includes second passenger identifying information. The first passenger identifying information includes at least one of a seat number associated with a first passenger and a name associated with the first passenger. The second passenger identifying information includes at least one of a seat number associated with a second passenger and a name associated with the second passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN CABIN INC.
    Inventors: Scott Savian, Romain Ducos
  • Patent number: 11029731
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device can include a cover defining a cavity for receiving and holding the mobile device and including a guide protrusion extending away from the cavity and a remainder of the cover. A docking cradle can include a cradle body to receive a mobile device disposed in the case and a latch that is slidable to be at least partially disposed over the cover of the case to retain the mobile device and case received in the docking cradle. A portion of the latch defines a guide indentation having a shape complementary to the guide protrusion of the cover to laterally guide the case and mobile device into the docking cradle. Additionally or alternatively, a modular docking cradle can have a device-specific module, a universal retention module, and a universal connector module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10989352
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a main body including a display panel and a sound generation section; a stand that supports, with respect to an installation surface, the main body from a rear surface side of the main body; and a receiving member that is attached to a lower portion of the main body and supports the main body to allow a gap to be provided between the installation surface and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shigenori Sunaoshi, Shinpei Kondo, Shigeya Kuwao, Hiroaki Yokota, Hirotaka Tako
  • Patent number: 10955873
    Abstract: An assembly can include a stand that includes a base, an arm that extends from the base to a free end, and a shell operatively coupled to the arm, where the arm includes a front, a back and a side channel disposed between the front and the back, where the side channel includes a curved portion and a straight portion, and where the shell includes a front opening, a bottom end opening, an open orientation that exposes a portion of the back and the side channel of the arm and a closed orientation that covers the side channel of the arm where the side channel is accessible via the front opening of the shell and is accessible via the bottom end opening of the shell; and a display device that includes cable connectors and an arm mount to couple the display device to the free end of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cyan Godfrey, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 10802207
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module including a back bezel and a frame. The back bezel is provided with a wall disposed along a first side of the back bezel. The wall is provided with a first wall portion and a second wall portion alternately arranged along the first side, and the first wall portion and the second wall portion are each provided with an inner side surface and an outer side surface opposite to the inner side surface. In the backlight module, the inner side surface of the second wall portion protrudes toward the interior of the back bezel more than the inner side surface of the first wall portion. The frame extends at least partially along the first side and is positioned on the wall. The frame is provided with a first frame wall and a second frame wall alternately arranged and protruding toward a base of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hao-Wei Chang, Shih-Wu Yuan
  • Patent number: 10687438
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rail assembly for a computing device in a storage rack. The rail assembly can include a rail body, a rail member, and a locking ear. The rail body can engage with a front vertical portion of the storage rack and a rear vertical portion of the storage rack. The rail member can attach to the rail body, and include a slot extending horizontally along the rail member. This slot can slidably receive a plurality of pins disposed along a side surface of the computing device. The present disclosure also provides for a first locking ear to support a first orientation of the computing device and a second locking ear to support a second orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Hou-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 10649499
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a detachable base and a monitor housing detachably mounted on the detachable base. The detachable base includes a main body, at least one sensor, a keyboard, and a driving circuit. The driving circuit is electrically coupled to the keyboard and the at least one sensor. When the at least one sensor detects the monitor housing placed on the detachable base, the at least one sensor sends a driving signal to the driving circuit, and the driving circuit triggers an input function of the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ren-Yi Huang, Chang-Hsun Tu, Yuan-Hung Chien
  • Patent number: 10613597
    Abstract: A shock absorbing screw includes a locking member, a friction member sleeved on the locking member, and a connecting frame sleeved on the friction member. The shock absorbing screw is connected to a hard disk by a connecting portion of the shock absorbing screw. An abutting portion of the shock absorbing screw is connected to the friction member. The connecting portion is passed through a second through hole defined in the friction member. A first end of the connecting frame includes a first clamping portion, a second end of the connecting frame includes a second clamping portion, and a second groove is defined between the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion. The shock absorbing screw is connected to a hard disk frame in the second groove. The friction member is connected to the connecting frame through a first through hole defined in the connecting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao-Ming Liu, He-Tao Han, Jun-Hua Tan, Zhi-Qiang Li, Yi-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10578903
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display; a fixing bracket configured to be fixed to a wall; and a wall mount coupled to the fixing bracket, the wall mount being configured support the display, to be set in a close contact mode in which the wall mount is adjacent to the wall, and to be set a tilting mode in which the wall mount is tilted with respect to the wall. The display includes: a first accommodating portion recessed in a rear surface of the display and configured to accommodate the wall mount and the fixing bracket; and a wall mount coupling part provided within the first accommodating part and configured to be coupled to the wall mount. The rear surface of the display is brought into close contact with the wall when the wall mount is set to the close contact mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Sung In, Sung Soo Jung, Hyun Jun Jung, Jong Hee Han, Kwang Hyuck So
  • Patent number: 10578899
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display; a fixing bracket configured to be fixed to a wall; and a wall mount coupled to the fixing bracket, the wall mount being configured support the display, to be set in a close contact mode in which the wall mount is adjacent to the wall, and to be set a tilting mode in which the wall mount is tilted with respect to the wall. The display includes: a first accommodating portion recessed in a rear surface of the display and configured to accommodate the wall mount and the fixing bracket; and a wall mount coupling part provided within the first accommodating part and configured to be coupled to the wall mount. The rear surface of the display is brought into close contact with the wall when the wall mount is set to the close contact mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Sung In, Sung Soo Jung, Hyun Jun Jung, Jong Hee Han, Kwang Hyuck So
  • 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
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: HARMAN PROFESSIONAL, INC.
    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
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: EBN TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    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
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., K-TRONICS (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignees: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    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