Ancillary Device Support Associated With A Video Display Screen Patents (Class 248/918)
  • Patent number: 10315766
    Abstract: A monitor is configured to be detachably fixed to a wall surface and includes an attaching-detaching device configured to be positioned between the monitor and the wall surface and detachably fix the monitor to the wall surface. The attaching-detaching device includes a swing member having a distal end and a proximal end, a hinge mechanism configured to be attachable to the wall surface and support the proximal end of the swing member such that the distal end of the swing member is swingable toward or away from the wall surface, a swing member engagement portion on a rear surface of the monitor opposite to a display screen of the monitor, the swing member engagement portion being engaged with the swing member, and a lock mechanism on the rear surface of the monitor, the lock mechanism being configured to lock the swing member in engagement with the swing member engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Yokota, Kaname Tomita
  • Patent number: 10216282
    Abstract: A display device for providing user interaction is disclosed. The disclosed display device comprises: a display body; a photographing unit including a camera module for detecting a user's gesture; and a driving unit for selectively moving the photographing unit to a first position where the photographing unit is received in the display body and to a second position or a third position where the photographing unit projects outward from the display body during photographing, wherein the driving unit keeps the photographing unit fixed at a certain point in the section between the second position and the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hak-young Kim, Go-hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10139944
    Abstract: A stand alone input device can be a touch pad that provides touch inputs to an associated computing device. The input device can include a wedge-shaped base defining an inner cavity, a touch plate having a touch surface disposed over the inner cavity and configured to accept a touch input, cantilevered beams coupled to the wedge-shaped base and the touch plate and configured to deliver a force from the touch input, a haptic generator coupled to the cantilevered beams and configured to generate a haptic output in response to the touch input, an antenna component integrated within a wall of the wedge-shaped base and an antenna resonance cavity located within the inner cavity, and a switch assembly including a sliding component having a pin through a wedge-shaped base wall and a switch beam having a protrusion that engages multiple recesses located at a detent region on the sliding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Wright, Peteris K. Augenbergs, Jerzy S. Guterman, William J. Schmidt, Jack B. Rector, III
  • Patent number: 10047902
    Abstract: A system directed to the art of mounting systems is provided. A mounting system capable of mounting a television/monitor or other object to a wall or various other structures in a manner that is secure, level, and versatile is disclosed. The mounting system has a pair of hooks and a support member. The support member is configured to be mounted on a wall or other upstanding surface and the hooks are attachable to the back surface of a monitor and configured to receive the support member or other rail-type member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HUK TV Mounts L.L.C.
    Inventor: Samuel Lukach
  • Patent number: 10006583
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a display module support frame and a display device. A display module support frame includes a machine support that is detachably connected to a display module. The machine support includes a horizontal supporting beam, two vertical supporting beams and two auxiliary supporting beams. The two vertical supporting beams are parallel, and face to each other. One end of each of the two vertical supporting beams is fixedly connected to the horizontal supporting beam. One end of each of the auxiliary supporting beams is fixedly connected to the horizontal supporting beam, and the other end thereof is fixedly connected to the vertical supporting beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Deli Fang, Jianbin Gao
  • Patent number: 9891659
    Abstract: A display device including a back cover, a frame, a display panel and a stiffener is provided. The display panel is disposed between the back cover and the frame. The stiffener, disposed between the display panel and the back cover, has an opening and includes a main body and at least one fixing member. The main body includes a first portion, a second portion, a third portion and a fourth portion which are one-piece formed and enclose the opening. The first portion has a first outer edge. The second portion has a second outer edge. The fixing member is disposed on the first outer edge. The width of the second portion at the connecting position between the first portion and the second portion is equal to or larger than the distance between the second outer edge and the center of the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Chih-Jen Chang, Chun-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 9750341
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Patent number: 9700146
    Abstract: The collapsible video display support system is an audio visual display support with an elongated base that is integrated with a modified chair. The collapsible video display support system is customized to provide an audio visual experience to the occupant of the modified chair. The modified chair further comprises a plurality of tactile transducers. The plurality of tactile transducers are integrated into the sound component of the audio visual component. Specifically, the tactile transducers take a subset of audio frequencies from between 16 Hz and 524 Hz and converts those frequencies into a vibration that can be felt by the user of the chair. The collapsible video display support system can be collapsed for ease of transport and storage. The collapsible video display support system comprises a base structure, a stanchion, a video display mount, a chair, and a plurality of tactile transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Neale Emerson
  • Patent number: 9699925
    Abstract: An assembly structure has a fixing portion and a locking portion. The fixing portion is in a first housing and has a fixing part and a stopping portion. The locking portion is in a second housing and has a moving direction relative to the second housing. The locking portion has a locking part and a hook portion. The assembly structure has a fixing state and a stopping state; in the fixing state, the locking part is connected to the fixing part. The locking part moves to the stopping state along the moving direction for switching the assembly structure to the stopping state. In the stopping state, the hook portion leans against the stopping portion, and the locking part and the fixing part are separated for allowing the fixing portion to be separated from the locking portion along an assembly direction, the assembly direction and the moving direction being different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Yeh, Cheng-Tang Chang, Shin-Yi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9655439
    Abstract: A supporting rack includes two one-piece supporting foot members each including an upright base panel and a bearing panel perpendicularly extended from the top side of the upright base panel, a clamping panel outwardly extended from the bottom side of the upright base panel of one one-piece supporting foot member for holding a mobile electronic device, a tabletop mounted on the bearing panels of the two one-piece supporting foot members in a replaceable manner and defining with the two one-piece supporting foot members an accommodation chamber for accommodating computer peripheral apparatuses, and an electronic expansion box detachably mounted at the upright base panel of one one-piece supporting foot member within the accommodation chamber for connecting multiple computer peripheral apparatuses to a computer or server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Chang-Li Liu
  • Patent number: 9606580
    Abstract: A case and mounting apparatus for a tablet computer includes a case adapted to encompass a rear surface of the tablet computer and a plurality of mounting assembly accessories for use of the tablet in a hands-free manner. A rear surface of the case includes a plurality of mounting points to attach the case and tablet to a graspable handle, a tripod, a car seat, or an airplane seat fold-down tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Darryl D. Garland, Sr., Ramelle E. Garland
  • Patent number: 9591166
    Abstract: A light guide having: a splitting section configured to split light emitted from a light source into at least two; and at least two light guiding sections arranged side by side in a predetermined width direction and configured to cause the light entering from the splitting section to propagate in a predetermined length direction. Each of the light guiding sections includes: a reflective section provided along the length direction and configured to reflect light incident thereon; an emission surface arranged opposite the reflective section and configured to emit the light reflected by the reflective section as a linear light beam having predetermined light distribution in the length direction; and at least a part of the emission surface is located farther in a direction opposite to the length direction than a forward end of the splitting section in the length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Satoko Ohzawa
  • Patent number: 9560976
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes a remaining visits indicator. The remaining visits indicator visually identifies a number of patient visits that can be completed before recharging the medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Craig M. Meyerson, David M. Fallat, Vuong B. Nguyen, Shawn C. St. Pierre, Kenneth V. Coon, III, Michael D. Garrant
  • Patent number: 9535458
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a notebook computer, laptop, or tablet that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which may include any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular example implementation of an electronic device may include a housing, a first leg portion having a first hinge portion coupled to the housing, a second leg portion having a second hinge portion coupled to the housing, and a gear mechanism configured to couple the first hinge portion to the second hinge portion. Rotation of the first hinge portion about a first axis to move the first leg portion in a first arc causes a corresponding rotation of the second hinge portion about a second axis to move the second leg portion in a second arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas W. Oakley
  • Patent number: 9443457
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including a setting unit that sets a type and display position of a pseudo object, an acquiring unit that acquires a parameter for implementing a function of the set pseudo object in one or more devices placed near the set display position, and a display control unit that displays the pseudo object according to the parameter on a display unit, the display unit being one of the one or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Kamada, Yoichiro Sako
  • Patent number: 9042092
    Abstract: A monitor fixing mechanism for fixing a monitor is disclosed. The monitor fixing structure includes a pivot plate and a support member. The pivot plate is detachably connected to the support plate so as to pivot the monitor relative to a stand. The support member includes a plate, at least one lateral guiding structure disposed on the plate for laterally constraining movement of the pivot plate as the pivot plate is sliding into the plate in a first direction, and at least one stopping structure disposed on the plate for stopping an end of the pivot plate as the pivot plate has slid into the plate in the first direction completely. The monitor fixing mechanism further includes a fastening module for fastening the pivot plate on the support member as the pivot plate has slid into the plate in the first direction completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Shixiong Lu
  • Patent number: 9022341
    Abstract: An apparatus to support a device includes a first base; a first support; a first base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the first base and the first support along a first axis of rotation; a first swivel slidably connected to the first support and having a first cut-out adapted to receive a first portion of the device; a second base; a second support; a second base-support hinge adapted to rotatably couple the second base and the second support along a second axis of rotation; and a second swivel slidably connected to the second support and having a second cut-out adapted to receive a second portion of the device spaced apart from the first portion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rambod Radmard
  • Patent number: 9010256
    Abstract: A keyboard and mouse support having a keyboard platform with an elongate slide that extends laterally across the keyboard platform from left to right, the elongate slide having a left end and a right end, a mouse platform, a pivot that pivotally connects the mouse platform to the keyboard platform, which pivot slides and pivots in the elongate slide, and a radial position fixation mechanism for setting at least one radial position of the mouse platform with respect to the keyboard platform, and wherein the radial position fixation mechanism is located on both the left and right sides of keyboard platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Thaddeus Brennan
  • Patent number: 9007758
    Abstract: A protective case for housing a wireless communication device is provided. The protective case may include integral wireless communication circuitry independent of the wireless communication device. The wireless communication circuitry may be configured to enable communication between the protective case and one or more remote communication devices via a short range network. The protective case may further include an integral speaker configured to reproduce audio signals received by the integral wireless communication circuitry and an integral power source configured to provide power to at least the integral wireless communication circuitry and the integral speaker. The integral wireless communication circuitry and the integral speaker may be capable of functioning independently of the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Wimo Labs LLC
    Inventors: Scott H. Wilson, Dennis M. Puhalla, Kevin G. Brennan
  • Patent number: 8988863
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a computer body, a display, and a telescopic structure respectively connected to the computer body and the display. The computer body has a first side edge; the display has a backside; and the telescopic structure includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate is rotatably connected to the first side edge of the computer body; the second plate is rotatably connected to the backside of the display, and is slidably connected to the first plate. Through engaging a projecting tooth of the first plate with one of grooves of the second plate, different opening angles between the display and the computer body may be assumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Hua Hung, Tian-Shyang Lin, Shu-Chen Chiang
  • Patent number: 8985539
    Abstract: A modular assembly for mounting electronic control modules is disclosed. The modular assembly comprises a generally planar bracket having a main portion having a first side and a second side opposite of the first side, and at least mounting three feet extending from said main portion. At least four mounting points are located near a perimeter of each of the first and second surfaces. At least one electronic control module is attached to the mounting points on the first surface and at least one electronic control module is attached to the mounting points on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Riedel, Kevin Urquhart
  • Patent number: 8967577
    Abstract: A cable locking system is provided. The cable lock system 100 includes a base member 110 having at least one aperture 120, a device latch 130, a cable latch 140, and a lock assembly 150 that is operably connected to the device latch and the cable latch. A device 610 can be detachably attached to the device latch. A cable 300 can be detachably attached to the cable latch. The cable latch can be disposed proximate the at least one aperture. The lock assembly can have at least three modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kevin Jeansonne, Richard E. Hodges, Mark H. Ruch
  • Patent number: 8967561
    Abstract: A holder is provided for holding an electronic device on a supporting surface. The holder includes a main body, an attaching member, and a connection arm. The main body includes a support member for supporting the electronic device and a restricting mechanism movably connected to the support member for stably keeping the electronic device in the support member. The attaching member is used for attaching the main body to the supporting surface. Two opposite ends of the connection arm are respectively rotatably coupled to the attaching member and the main body to allow the viewing angle of the electronic device being adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Quan-Chang Cheng, Cong-Bing Zhou
  • Patent number: 8967559
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stand attachment structure for attaching a stand that supports a low-profile display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, in an upright position, and to a rear cabinet. In the rear cabinet (1), a stand mounting part (10) including a temporal fixing means (13) is provided to allow temporal fixation of a stand (5) to the rear cabinet (1). The stand mounting part (10) includes a hook (11) for retaining the stand (5) in a predetermined orientation, and a reinforcing rib (12) having functions of reinforcing the hook and of guiding an engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) for insertion. Then, the stand (5) is temporarily fixed to a display unit (P) by engaging the engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) with the hook (11), and finally secured to the display unit (P) with a set screw (B1) after temporal fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8967569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support structure. A main hinge of the structure is installed with a stop mechanism, so when an object to be supported is placed at a higher location while being in an unfolding state, the object to be supported is restrained from being rotated from a vertical state to a horizontal folding state, thereby preventing falling due to the unstable gravity center; when a connection unit is folded towards a base, an upper end of a first auxiliary connection member links the stop mechanism to rotate for gradually altering the stopping location, so the object to be supported is enabled to be horizontally folded; as such, the object to be supported can be maintained in a stable state during the folding process, thereby preventing the occurrence of falling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Jarllytec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150042966
    Abstract: A portable projection screen system includes a structure defining a viewing area. A projector mounting assembly includes first and second mounting arms spaced a selected distance apart. Each of the first and second mounting arms including a horizontal projector member located above the viewing area and extending forward of the viewing area. A vertical projector member pivotally connects to a backside of the viewing area in a plurality of positions. Each of the plurality of positions locates the horizontal projector member at a different height above the viewing area. A projector crossbar member connects and moves between a plurality of positions that are each a different distance from the viewing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
  • Patent number: 8950715
    Abstract: A support apparatus has a positioning disc mounted on a sucking disc. An operation disc is mounted on the positioning disc and has a receiving hole. Two bevel ribs are arc-shaped, are formed on and protrude along an inner wall of the receiving hole. The sucking disc has a column mounted through the positioning disc and the receiving hole of the operation disc. A pin is mounted through the column, with two ends of the pin protruding beyond the column and abutting against the two bevel ribs of the operation disc. By rotating the operation disc to axially move the pin upon abutting against the bevel ribs to pull the sucking disc, the sucking disc can be adhered to a tablet PC. A pivotable stand connected to the positioning disc can be rested on a desk to facilitate viewing at any angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mao-Tung Chiu, Daphne Su
  • Patent number: 8953307
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a front panel forming a front exterior of the display device and transmitting images therethrough, a back cover forming a rear exterior of the display device and comprising an edge portion making contact with a backside of the front panel, and a display module accommodated in a space formed by the front panel and the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dae-Sung Oh
  • Patent number: 8922995
    Abstract: A display device includes a body, a support, and a first elastic unit. The support is rotatably disposed on a back side of the body and has a first slip stopper. The first elastic unit is pivotally connected to the body and the support. The display device is supported on the a working surface by a bottom of the body and the first slip stopper. The first elastic unit generates an elastic force to pull the support toward the body when the first slip stopper moves away from the working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Yung-Chun Su
  • Patent number: 8905366
    Abstract: A back frame module includes a base plate, two locking plate members, a cable organizing plate, and a stowage plate. The base plate is adapted to be provided on a rear face of a display. The locking plate members, the cable organizing plate, and the stowage plate are selectively connected to the base plate. The locking plate members are adapted for mounting of a computer device therebetween. The cable organizing plate is adapted to stow a cable of the display or of the computer device. The stowage plate is adapted to stow an adapter of the display or other accessories. The locking plate members, the cable organizing plate, and the stowage plate can be selectively substituted by a support plate. The back frame module thus has various states of use to satisfy different user requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Aopen, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung Chen, Yao-Wen Hsu, Shuang-Ji Jiang, Hong-Chang Liu, Wen-Hsi Tsai
  • Patent number: 8891232
    Abstract: A support stand suitable for a hand-held device is provided. The support stand has a first support member and a second support member. The second support member slidably fits the first support member and could be temporarily fixed at different positions on the first support member to adjust the length of the support stand. The hand-held device has a display screen and an antenna. Because the length of the support stand is variable, the hand-held device could be laid on the table by various inclination angles. Besides, the projections of the support stand and the antenna on the display screen are not overlapped, and the influence of the support stand made of metal on the signal of the antenna would be lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 8888062
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a display mounting apparatus for mounting a flat screen television monitor or the like to a wall. The mounting apparatus provides four degrees of freedom for the flat screen display in lateral translation, tilt, swivel and pan directions. The combination of two two-link arms, counterbalancing torsion springs and friction mechanisms provides for ±20 degrees in the tilt and swivel directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Southco, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Novin
  • Patent number: 8888058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for a stand for portable electronic devices, including electronic devices with built in displays, such as mobile telephones, media players and tablet computers and e-readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Konstandinos Zaharakis, Steven Zaharakis
  • Patent number: 8882062
    Abstract: A shapeable support stand for items such as portable phones and cameras includes a shapeable backing member, a footer member and a spacer member therebetween, the spacer member providing a channel between the backing member and the footer member which is open at both ends and thus can accommodate items having widths greater than that of the support stand. The support stand can be made from a single piece of pliable fabric which is sewn to provide all three members, with the pliable fabric of the backing member containing a shapeable filler such as beads. The pliable fabric is advantageously microsuade, and the footer member can contain an elongated insert such as a tube of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Wedgeworks, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan A. Piccolo
  • Patent number: 8864092
    Abstract: A television mount assembly suitable for mounting a television to a wall, especially over fireplaces and other obstacles. The mount assembly secures a television (TV) to a wall via two arms and a spring mechanism thereby allowing it to extend away from the wall while at the same time allowing the television to swivel. It includes a mechanism to straighten the television as it is positioned close to the wall. The spring mechanism is calibrated by means of a calibration screw, spring block, and locking screws. A handle enables a user to grasp the mount assembly for changing the position of the television. A temperature gauge on the handle displays ambient temperature proximate to the television to warn users if the temperature is too high for the television to safely operate. A means of setting a maximum extension prevents the television from extending beyond a point set by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Newville
  • Patent number: 8857828
    Abstract: A field access station for housing and protecting an electronic display system in a sealed compartment in a first configuration and in a positively-pressurized compartment having a controlled outflow flow of filtered air in a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Performance Contracting, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. San Clemente
  • Patent number: 8851431
    Abstract: An anatomic support for hand and wrist includes a body having an upper surface, a side surface and an inferior surface. The upper surface has a shape that enables a user that operates a keyboard or the like to place his/her hand on said upper surface so as to have his/her wrist and hand permanently and anatomically supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Lecy Maria Vasconcelos Quiroga, Ricardo da Cunha Fontes, Marco Aurelio Lopes Ramalho, Mario Luiz Novaes Avila
  • Patent number: 8837130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display device. According to the present invention, the display device comprises: a display body from which an image is outputted; and a flip hinge assembly which is coupled with the display body, wherein the flip hinge assembly comprises: a fixing unit that is fixed to the display body; a rotation unit that is coupled with the fixing unit to allow rotation thereon; a first elastic member that is coupled with the rotation unit and the fixing unit; and a second elastic member that has one end coupled with the fixing unit, and has the other end selectively contacted with the rotation unit, wherein said second elastic member provides, to the rotation unit, an elastic force which is opposite to an elastic force provided to the rotation unit by the first elastic member. Thus, according to the present invention, an initial tilting angle of the display body is automatically set, thereby increasing user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaemin Hyun, Duckho Bae
  • Patent number: 8833713
    Abstract: A mount portion has a rectangular outside shape, and has an opening in its center part that can be fitted by hanging on mounting brackets fixed on a wall surface. An installation surface has mount fixing holes in its upper part and mount fixing holes in its lower part. Default positioning holes are provided adjacent to the mount fixing holes. In screwing, the mount fixing holes have given screwing position freedom. The regions of the default positioning holes have smaller opening areas than the regions of the mount fixing holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 8826831
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning an electronic display can be combined with an existing work surface to provide a multi-position workstation. In some cases the apparatus includes a mounting portion configured to support an electronic display and a keyboard. The mounting portion may be movable with respect to the work surface between multiple positions, including for example, a sitting position and a standing position. Methods for positioning an electronic display and a keyboard are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Hazzard, Robert W. Fluhrer, Peter Segar, John W. Theis, Mustafa A. Ergun, Scott Trish
  • Patent number: 8827226
    Abstract: A dual method of installing a mounting device to a load-bearing surface includes a mounting device having a back member installed closer to the load-bearing surface than a front member on which an object is mounted. A mounting member is either attached to the back member in a first configuration or the mounting member is attached to the back member in a second configuration. The mounting member is attached to the load-bearing surface such that the load-bearing surface is between the back member and the front member in the first configuration. The back member is between the load-bearing surface and the front member in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Townsend, Patrick Leonard Plehn
  • Patent number: 8830677
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an engaging structure applicable to a display device and including a housing and an inflatable element, wherein the housing serves as a protective case of the display device and is formed with at least one assembly hole, and the inflatable element is formed with at least one connecting portion, such that, when the housing is assembled into an accommodating space of the inflatable element and the inflatable element is fully inflated, the connecting portion is engaged in the corresponding assembly hole. Thus, the portions of the inflatable element that correspond in position to the accommodating space are tightly pressed against the sides of the housing other than the side where a screen is installed at the display device. Since the inflatable element is lightweight and occupies a tiny space while in a deflated state, it will effectively reduce storage space and transportation costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hannstar Display Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chung Chiu, Chien-Kun Hsu, Chu-Fang Yang
  • Patent number: 8807052
    Abstract: An apparatus for securely and ergonomically supporting a wireless keyboard and wireless trackpad. The apparatus can include a platform and chassis. The trapezoidal shaped chassis provides an ergonomic height and angle for keyboard and trackpad use on a flat surface and the trapezoidal shaped chassis sits securely in one's lap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jake Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 8797722
    Abstract: Disclosed are a non-flat panel display module and the back frame support structure thereof. The non-flat panel display module comprises a non-flat display panel and an outer frame. The outer frame comprises a back frame. The back frame has a non-flat shape in accordance with a back surface of the non-flat display panel and is fixed to the back surface of the non-flat display panel. At least one support structure is fixed to the outer surface of the back frame. The support structure is fixed to an outer surface of the back frame. Therefore, the support structure can strengthen the outer frame intensity and to ensure the intensity and the curved feature of the non-flat panel display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chengming He, Guofu Tang
  • Patent number: 8777174
    Abstract: A laptop computer support platform for resting a portable personal computer on. The computer support platform having a non-rigid base structure having one or several risers to establish an air gap between the non-rigid base and the laptop computer. The air gap acts as an insulating medium and contributes to a thermal cooling effect of the laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Bosign Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Harald Hynell
  • Patent number: 8763976
    Abstract: An example includes a mount for use with an electronic device. The mount includes a base that is configured to be located between an airplane tray table and a seat when the airplane tray table is in an upright and locked position, and an electronics mount to hold the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Arctic, LLC
    Inventor: Anton Jachim
  • Patent number: 8757568
    Abstract: A wall mount assembly includes a first engagement member and a second engagement member. The first engagement member includes a slide structure and two positioning indentations oppositely disposed relative to the slide structure. The second engagement member includes a slider and two positioning bosses oppositely disposed relative to the slider. The first engagement member and the second engagement member are capable of being correspondingly disposed on an object and a wall. When the slider enters the slide structure from an entrance of the slide structure and is confined to slide relative to the slide structure so as to be blocked at a stop position of the slide structure, the two positioning bosses are embedded in the two positioning indentations respectively so that the object can be fixed on the wall stably. Therefore, the wall mount assembly simplifies the wall-mount operation of the object and provides a stable wall-mount effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ming-Tsung Ko
  • Patent number: 8746635
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for a display device is provided. The supporting apparatus may include a stationary unit coupled to an installation site, a device supporting unit that supports the display device, a connection unit that connects the stationary unit to the device supporting unit and that guides motion of the device supporting unit, and a tilting frictional unit interposed between the connection unit and the device supporting unit to guide a tilting motion of the device supporting unit. The tilting frictional unit may include a first arc member fixed to the connection unit and a second arc member fixed to the device supporting unit. The first and second arc members contact each other to generate frictional force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Hoon Kim, Kyung-Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 8746645
    Abstract: A portable riser for supporting a laptop computer or other article at an angle to a supporting surface. The riser includes a base and lid attached to each other by a double hinge. Arc shaped legs deploy form the riser when the lid is moved from a closed position to an deployed position a position where the lid rests against the opposite side of the base. The legs are formed by deforming a sheet of flexible material that lies between the base and a cover plate. The lid and the sheet of flexible material are coupled to each other so that when the lid is moved from the closed to the deployed position, the sheet of material is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard L. Knych
  • Patent number: 8749965
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computing device can include a base portion including an input region, and a display portion having a hinge portion. The computing device can include an extension member coupled to the base portion and configured to move the hinge portion of the display portion in a direction away from the input region in response to the display portion being rotated about an axis of the hinge portion from a closed position with respect to the base portion to a flat position with respect to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Gadi Amit