Angular And Linear Video Display Screen Support Adjustment Patents (Class 248/920)
  • Patent number: 11889922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wall-mounted screen bracket for wall-mounted screen and bracket system, comprising a screen bracket main body and a tray, the tray is arranged on the screen bracket main body, an extension socket installation structure and a threading opening are arranged on the tray, the extension socket is arranged and fixed in the extension socket installation structure, and the power cord of the extension socket is connected with the outside world through the threading opening. The present invention is also concerned with a wall-mounted screen bracket system, which includes the wall-mounted screen bracket and an extension socket arranged on the extension socket installation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Huaging Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zhenguo Pan
  • Patent number: 11880233
    Abstract: An electronic device. The electronic device includes a host having a first body and a second body, and a display screen rotatably connected to the host and configured to display to-be-output content output by the host, the display screen being rotatably connected to the host through the first body or the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuhui Cai, Jinshan Chen
  • Patent number: 11836009
    Abstract: This application is directed to a display assistant device that acts as a voice-activated user interface device. The display assistant device includes a base, a screen and a rear speaker. The base is configured for sitting on a surface. The screen has a rear surface and is supported by the base at the rear surface. A bottom edge of the screen is configured to be held above the surface by a predefined height, and the base is substantially hidden behind the screen from a front view of the display assistant device. The rear speaker is concealed inside the base and oriented to project sound towards the rear side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Leong, Xiapoing Qin, Christen Cameron Bilger, Philip Hobson Boothby, Frances Kwee, Matthew Michael Seflic, James Castro
  • Patent number: 11832408
    Abstract: A panel-shaped electronic device (100) configured to be mounted to a wall (200), the panel-shaped electronic device (100) comprising: a front side (124) and a back side (126), the back side (126) being configured to face the wall (200) and the front side (124) being opposite to the back side (126), a first cable channel (102) arranged along a vertical edge portion (128) of the back side (126), a second cable channel (108) arranged along a lateral edge portion (130) of the back side (126), and the first and second cable channels (102, 108) intersects at a corner portion (132) of the back side (126).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Andreas Fredriksson, Stjepan Begic
  • Patent number: 11796122
    Abstract: A TV mount and method of installation are described. The TV mount can include mount a mount body placed on a horizontal plane, and a hanging arm assembly for fixed connection with a TV. The hanging arm assembly is slidably fitted and radially constrained on the upper part of the mount body, and the upper part of the mount body is provided with adjusting and fixing members that constrain the axial sliding of the hanging arm assembly. The method can include installing the hanging arm assembly on the back of a TV, and lifting the TV, and muff-coupling at least one hanging arm of the assembly on the mount body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NINGBO ERGOVIDA HEALTH TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong You, Junmin Jin, Weibin Jia
  • Patent number: 11788672
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display module displaying an image, a support assembly facing toward the display module, a driver installed on the support assembly for supplying power to rotate the display module, a linearly-movable assembly connected to the driver to receive power therefrom and configured to perform a linear movement in a first direction along the support assembly, and a rotation guiding mechanism that connects the linearly-movable assembly to the display module, and guides rotation of the display module using the movement of the linearly-movable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seokhyo Cho, Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 11729329
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a reader configured to read an image, and a movable member that is movable when the reader is not reading the image, and configured to move within a region where a fixed member fixed above the reader is not present on a movement trajectory of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ishikura, Ryusuke Nakata, Kei Otagiri
  • Patent number: 11706577
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for receiving a request to output audio at a first speaker and a second speaker of an electronic device, determining that the electronic device is oriented in a portrait orientation or a landscape orientation, identifying, based on the determined orientation, a first equalization setting for the first speaker and a second equalization setting for the second speaker, providing, for output at the first speaker, a first audio signal with the first equalization setting, and providing, for output at the second speaker, a second audio signal with the second equalization setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Adrian M. Schuster, Kevin J. Bastyr, Prabhu Annabathula, Andrew K. Wells, Wen Hao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11687122
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel; a frame coupled to a rear of the display panel; at least one first guide plate fixed to a rear of the frame and having a guide groove; and a stand positioned below the display panel. Further, the stand include a top plate including at least one protruding support guide inserted into the guide groove of the at least one first guide plate to couple the display panel to the stand; a bottom plate spaced apart from the top plate; first and second side plates connecting the top plate and the bottom plate; and a bottom receiving part coupled to a lower part of the bottom plate and including an electronic component accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongwoo Cho, Jungyul Sakong, Hyungkwon Yun, Munhwan Kim, Changwan Noh, Junghun Lee
  • Patent number: 11650623
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device may comprise a display panel; a frame disposed behind the display panel and coupled to the display panel; a stand configured to support the frame at a lower part of the display panel; a bottom accommodation portion fixed to a lower part of the stand, the bottom accommodation portion having an inner space that is opened rearward; and a box slidably inserted into the inner space, the box having an accommodation space provided inside the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongwoo Cho, Hyungkwon Yun, Jungyul Sakong, Munhwan Kim, Changwan Noh, Junghun Lee
  • Patent number: 11644872
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a base, a first display pivotally connected to the base, a second display, and a linkage mechanism. The first display is movable to be opened or closed relative to the base. The second display is located between the base and the first display. The linkage mechanism includes at least one first link. Two ends of the first link are pivotally connected to the first display and the second display, respectively. When the first display is opened relative to the base, the at least one first link rotates to drive the second display to move up relative to the base. When the first display is closed relative to the base, the at least one first link rotates in an opposite direction to drive the second display to move down to be accommodated between the first display and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Yao Lin, Tsung-Cheng Lin, Wen-Chung Wu, Tao-Hua Cheng, Pei-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 11635166
    Abstract: A mounting structure for connecting an electronic device to a mounting surface is provided. The mounting structure includes a mounting base, a linkage, and a bracket. The first end of the linkage pivots on the mounting base. The bracket is rotatably connected to the second end of the linkage, wherein the bracket includes a cable receiving groove. The electronic device is disposed on the bracket. The electronic device includes a cable. At least a portion of the cable extends into the cable receiving groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Yan-Da Chen, Bing-Sheng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11607042
    Abstract: A mounting system capable of mounting objects to support structures. The mounting system includes a wall mount including a display bracket configured to hold the object, a fixed support bracket coupleable to a vertical support structure, and a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly has a low-profile stowed configuration in which the object is held in a raised position close to the support structure. The linkage assembly moves to another configuration to move the object. The object can be held in a lowered position. A biasing mechanism can facilitate convenient movement of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Manehu Product Alliance, LLC
    Inventor: Kurt William Massey
  • Patent number: 11510498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gaming chair with a rotatable holder, which includes a backrest, a seat, two armrests, a bracket, and a rotatable holder. The rotatable holder further includes: a holder fixing arm, a vertical column, first cantilever, second cantilever and a clamping unit, wherein one end of the holder fixing arm is fixedly connected to the bottom of the seat of the gaming chair, the other end of the holder fixing arm is fixedly connected to the vertical column, and one end of the first cantilever is rotatably connected with the vertical column through the sliding locking shaft, the other end of the first cantilever is rotatably connected with one end of the second cantilever, and the other end of the second cantilever is rotatably connected with the clamping unit through the rotating support, so the clamping unit is used for clamping mobile devices. The armrest further comprises: an armrest fixing arm, first connector, a rotating arm, second connector and an armrest panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GENOVA INC.
    Inventor: Peng Wu
  • Patent number: 11117482
    Abstract: An electric vehicle (EV) charging station includes a frame and a panel having an interior surface and an exterior surface. The panel is hinged to the frame so as to articulate the panel away from the frame. The panel includes a display facing outwardly from the exterior surface of the panel and mounted on the interior surface of the panel. The EV charging station further includes a computer accessible when the panel is articulated away from the frame, the computer including one or more processors and memory, the memory storing instructions for displaying content on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Volta Charging, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Mercer, Kayla Matheus
  • Patent number: 10996717
    Abstract: In a display assistant device, a speaker is mounted in a waveguide structure which is at least partially disposed beneath a display screen. The waveguide structure is mounted in an exterior housing which includes speaker grills distributed on a plurality of surfaces of the exterior housing, permitting sound waves from the speaker to be projected outside the exterior housing. A cover structure is disposed on top of the waveguide structure to conceal the waveguide structure and speaker within the exterior housing. The cover structure has a tilted bottom surface configured to be suspended above the waveguide structure and to be separated by a first space. Sound waves projected from an upper portion of the speaker are reflected by the tilted bottom surface and are guided through the first space to exit the device from a speaker grill portion located on a rear side of the exterior housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Castro, Carl Cepress, Liang Ching Tseng, Darren Torrie, Frances Kwee, Rex Price
  • Patent number: 10936020
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base, a lifting mechanism, a body and a switching mechanism. The lifting mechanism and the body are movably disposed at the base. The lifting mechanism is located between the body and the base, and two ends of the lifting mechanism are connected to the body and the base. The switching mechanism is disposed at the base. The switching mechanism is configured to lock the body and the lifting mechanism to the base or configured to remove a locking relationship of the body and the lifting mechanism with respect to the base. An expansion device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Shiang Chang, Tung-Ying Wu, Wang-Hung Yeh, Po-Hsuan Wang, Chien-Feng Chan, Ming-Cheng Tsou
  • Patent number: 10671127
    Abstract: A computing device can include a housing including a peripheral housing defining an aperture, the peripheral housing having a constant cross-sectional area. The computing device can also include a display having a first major surface and a second major surface opposing the first major surface, the display disposed within the aperture defined by the peripheral housing and attached to the housing at one or more locations such that the first major surface and the second major surface of the display are substantially unobstructed by any other portion of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hendren, Adam T. Garelli, Bryan W. Posner, Denis H. Endisch, Dinesh C. Mathew, Paul X. Wang
  • Patent number: 10462358
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus includes a control unit that acquires two images including a face of a user as an object, the two images being picked up from different positions in a vertical direction of the face of the user, determines whether or not each face in the two images is a face of the same person, and operates a mode in which on the basis of an image of an eye part in one of the two images, a line-of-sight correction image obtained by modifying an image of an eye part of the other of the two images is generated when each face in the two images is the face of the same person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahide Otani
  • Patent number: 10120416
    Abstract: Portable, modular housing system for mounting and on-the-spot and parallel use of electronic and personal accessories through a connection-support mechanism which consists of two (or more) independent carriers, FIG. 7 (2, 3) which are connected together with a carrier-housing system, FIG. 1, through a connection-support mechanism, FIG. 6, 7a, which includes one or two brackets (18) respectively, the upper ends of which (24) are connected through one or more hinges (25) with the one carrier (2) while their lower ends (19) are connected similarly with the other carrier (3) enabling the independent rotational movement of each carrier (2,3) up to 360° degrees around the real or imaginary part-axis (28a, 23a) of the hinge/s (25, 20) which connects the ends of the bracket/s (18) with each carrier (2, 3). This way, a number of combinations of positions is achieved (fixed or not, depending on whether the hinges are frictional or not) between the entities (2, 3) FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Athanasios Vogiatzis
  • Patent number: 10082835
    Abstract: Electronic device housings including deformation channels can, for example, include a rigid exterior member (REM) and a semi-rigid interior member (SRIM) disposed within an internal volume of the REM and including a cavity to house an electronic device, where the SRIM includes shock adsorbing spacers projecting from a main body of the SRIM to form a deformation channel between the REM and the main body of the SRIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hank Technology LLC
    Inventor: Dave W. Hangsleben
  • Patent number: 9983045
    Abstract: An inductive sensor device for sensing the level of a liquid within a reservoir. The inductive sensor device includes a rotor pivotally connected to an overmold housing. Further, an inductive coupler is mounted to the rotor. Moreover, a float is connected to the rotor to pivot the inductive coupler by the at least one receiving coil to determine the level of liquid within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: KSR IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Dan O'Neill
  • Patent number: 9972276
    Abstract: A display device, a display system and a display method are provided. The display device comprises a main display screen, and a ratio of a number of pixels in a transverse direction to a number of pixels in a longitudinal direction of the main display screen is a main display scale. The display device further comprises: a first sub display screen adjoined with the main display screen in the longitudinal direction, and the first sub display screen and the main display screen having the same number of pixels in the transverse direction; and/or, a second sub display screen adjoined with the main display screen in the transverse direction, and the second sub display screen and the main display screen having the same number of pixels in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuo Chen, Kailiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9827807
    Abstract: A clipboard system comprising a clipboard that cooperates with a case of a portable computing device (e.g., a tablet computer) such that the case attaches to the clipboard to enable interchangeable usage of the portable computing device and the clipboard. The case enables the portable computing device to be enclosed and supported, and utilized while coupled with the clipboard. The case receives the computing device and secures the device therein, while exposing the device display and the device controls for user interaction. The case comprises a backside having affixed thereto an attachment material such as one part of a two-part fastener that securely interfaces to the other part of the fastener material affixed to the clipboard. The attachment material is of sufficient strength to hold the case and enclosed computing device to the clipboard during normal usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: David T. Cooper
  • Patent number: 9832416
    Abstract: The servomechanism comprises a gear motor, a one-way bearing dynamically connected to the gear motor, an electromagnetic clutch, a speed reducer, and a plane four-bar linkage mechanism which drives the LCD on the shafts to rotate. The electromagnetic clutch is also connected to a spring motor which dynamically connects to the speed reducer. In the deploying and retracing direction of the LCD, a stowed position transducer and a retracted position transducer are disposed to monitor the LCD position changes and an angle sensor to monitor the LCD deploying speed changes. The stowed position transducer, retracted position transducer, and angle sensor are electrically connected to a controller. The controller collects and processes signals generated by the stowed position transducer, retracted position transducer, and angle sensor and controls LCD retracting in the event of power outage or unexpected exceptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CETC AVIONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhijian Yan, Shuhua Liu, Dake Liao, Hanjun Kou
  • Patent number: 9791890
    Abstract: A secure housing for a portable computer, which has a screen, operating keys and at least one connector, can be transferred from an open state to a closed state. In order to protect the computer and the data stored thereon, the secure housing can be locked in the closed state and conceals at least one operating key of the computer while the screen is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Lufthansa Systems AG
    Inventors: Peter Hommel, Joerg Liebe
  • Patent number: 9756746
    Abstract: An upper guide and a lower guide are provided on an escutcheon integrally attached to the chassis. An upper movable pin engageable with and disengageable from the upper guide, a lower movable pin engageable with and disengageable from the lower guide, and a fulcrum switching mechanism that reciprocates the upper movable pin and lower movable pin in the left-right direction are attached to a display body disposed in front of the escutcheon. The fulcrum switching mechanism makes the rotational fulcrum of the display body switchable between a first pivoting state, in which the upper movable pin is engaged with the upper guide and the lower movable pin is disengaged from the lower guide, and a second pivoting state, in which the lower movable pin is engaged with the lower guide and the upper movable pin is disengaged from the upper guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiminori Yabuki, Akira Homma
  • Patent number: 9678537
    Abstract: A mobile device case having a first port and a second port, both for interfacing with a mobile device and a third port electrically connected to both the first port and the second port, the third port for interfacing with a peripheral. In one embodiment, the first port may be for power and the second port may be for data, and the third port may be a circular port having rings of conductive material electrically connected to either the first port or the second port. In one embodiment, the third port may further be recessed into a back surface of the case, and walls of the recessed segment may be used as a portion of a support system for removably fixing peripherals to the third port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Victor Kupferstein
  • Patent number: 9480326
    Abstract: A hand-wearable camera harness is provided. The harness includes a plate member and a first aperture extending therethrough. The plate member has a first surface and a ring-shaped mounting portion fixedly coupled to the first surface. The ring-shaped mounting portion extends outwardly from the first surface and further extends circumferentially around the first aperture. The ring-shaped mounting portion has a top surface with a first plurality of grooves extending therein. The hand-wearable camera harness further includes a rotatable mounting bracket having a substantially circular-shaped base and at least first and second extension portions. The substantially circular-shaped base has a bottom surface with a second plurality of grooves extending therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Versa Mount LLC
    Inventors: Michael B. Stephens, Aaron D. Stephens
  • Patent number: 9413863
    Abstract: A video phone with a viewing stand includes a main portion and a base to be secured to the main portion. Each side of the main portion defines a sliding groove and includes a limiting column. Each end of the base is equipped with a positioning column and a block. The positioning column is configured to be inserted into the sliding groove and to slide in the sliding groove to drive the main portion from a horizontal position to a vertical position or vice versa. The block is configured to slide into a first position to allow the main portion to be in the horizontal position, or in a second position to resist against the limiting column to allow the main portion to be in the vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-Chang Fan, San-Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9291299
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to a display stand. The display stand includes a base, a support arm, one or more display mounts, and a latching mechanism. A display may be attached to the one or more display mounts. The display may include a variety of devices such a monitor, workstation, or computer. The latching mechanism is configured to have a latched position that secures the support arm and one or more display mounts in a reclined position substantially parallel to the base. The latching mechanism is additionally configured to have an unlatched position that allows extension of the support arm and one or more display mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Owen Richard, David Quijano, Jonathan D Bassett, Gregory A Standiford
  • Patent number: 9036346
    Abstract: A cover assembly applied to an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first component and a second component, and an opening is formed between the first component and the second component. The cover assembly includes a cover element, at least one first moving element, at least one second moving element and an elastic element. The cover element is disposed in the opening, attached to the second component, and abutted against the first component. The first moving element is connected to the cover element and includes at least one first moving part. The second moving element is connected to the second component and includes at least one second moving part. The elastic element is connected between the first moving element and the second moving element, and provides an elastic force to make the cover element continuously abutted against the first component and cover the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Se Liu, Hsin-Hung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9004430
    Abstract: An articulating mount for a television or other device with a display screen, permits in/out translation, left/right translation, and left/right roll or tilting movement of the display of the television or device. The left/right roll or tilting movement is about a generally horizontal axis that remains substantially perpendicular to the display screen of the device that is mounted to the bracket. The articulating mount further provides added retention and support of the television or device when a bracket of the mount is fully retracted, such as when the mount is used in a vehicle that is underway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Imperial Stamping Corporation
    Inventor: Patrick A. Conner
  • 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
  • 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: 8939422
    Abstract: A support device is disclosed. The support device includes a connecting element and a first support frame. The connecting element is used for connecting the support device to a portable electronic device and includes a plurality of positioning protruding points. One end of the first support frame includes a positioning hole used for connecting to one of the plurality of the positioning protruding points; another end of the first support frame contacts a plane so that a clamping angle between the portable electronic device and the plane is formed, and the clamping angle is different if the positioning hole connects to different positioning protruding points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Cheng Liu, Yu-Hua Chang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8800937
    Abstract: A laptop stand configured to support a laptop computer on a surface at a plurality of angles includes a platen configured to support the laptop computer. A leg is pivotally coupled to the platen. A support arm is slide coupled to the platen and pivotally coupled to the leg. A latch is coupled to the support arm and is configured to latch and to unlatch from the platen at a plurality of latch points. The latch at the plurality of latch points positions the support arm at a first plurality of angles with respect to the platen and the leg. The latch at the plurality of latch points also positions the platen and the leg at a second plurality of angles with respect to one another. The latch is configured to slide with respect to the platen to move the support arm to rotate the leg with respect to the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Chia Feng Lee, Hsin-Hao Hsu, Li-Jen Chien, Simone Chevalley, Sylvain Sauvage, Alain Tabasso, Cathal Loughnane
  • 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: 8705228
    Abstract: A pivoting apparatus includes first and second pivoting elements, and first and second waterproof structures. The first pivoting element is fixed to a base, and has a first internal space and an opening exposing the first internal space. The second pivoting element is pivoted on the first pivoting element and fixed to an electronic device. A second internal space and a gap exposing the second internal space are formed between the first and second pivoting elements. The second internal space communicates with the first internal space through the opening. The first waterproof structure is fixed to the first pivoting element and surrounds at least a portion of the opening to block liquid from entering the first internal space through the opening. The second waterproof structure is fixed to the second pivoting element and shields the gap to block liquid from entering the second internal space through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Young Lighting Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Kuo Chuang, Li-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 8684326
    Abstract: An improved adjustable mounting system for mounting a flat panel display to a surface. A mounting bracket is configured to attach to the surface, while an adapter bracket is operatively connected to the mounting bracket and is configured to operatively connect to the flat panel display. At least one carrier mechanism operatively connects the mounting bracket and the adapter bracket, the first carrier mechanism positioned with a set of substantially straight guide paths or surfaces to couple the adapter bracket to the mounting bracket. When the flat panel display is operatively connected to the adapter bracket and the mounting bracket is attached to the surface, the flat panel display is generally selectively rotatably positionable about an axis substantially parallel to the surface as a result of the interaction of the first carrier mechanism with the set of substantially straight guide paths or surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Dugan O'Keene
  • Patent number: 8668179
    Abstract: A mounting device that securely supports an electronic device to a surface such as a vehicle dashboard. The mounting device comprises a flexible base for placement on a mounting surface and a bendable frame attached to or otherwise coupled with the base to permit the base to be shaped to at least partially conform to contours on the mounting surface. The base may be partially formed of a material that provides sufficient friction between its lower surface and the mounting surface to resist unwanted movement. The frame may be formed of aluminum and may include a central portion and a plurality of appendages each independently movable about at least two axes of movement. Each of the appendages may include a connecting link joined to the central portion and a pair of arms extending from the connecting link and movable relative to one another and relative to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Joshua A. Corn, Jeffrey D. Minelli, Brian G. Schoenfish, Marcus A. Moilanen, Stephen P. Waite
  • Patent number: 8640998
    Abstract: An assembly to attach a display device to a support includes a body attachable to a display device support and a mounting member to which a display device is mountable, the mounting member including a collar that defines an axis about which the mounting member is rotatable relative to the body, the collar having a curved inwardly facing seat, the assembly further comprising a biasing member and a resiliently deformable friction element on the body, the biasing member and the friction element being received in the collar with the mating surface facing the seat when the assembly is assembled such that, when the biasing member is moved in an axial direction into the friction element, the biasing member acts on the friction element and the friction element is resiliently deformed by the biasing member to urge its mating surface against the seat to increase the frictional force therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Colebrook Bosson Saunders Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Lau, Andrew Wills, Seiyo Ezure
  • Patent number: 8628051
    Abstract: An adjustable display mounting bracket assembly includes a mounting bracket, a linkage unit, and a fixing plate. The mounting bracket includes a main body, at least one first connecting member, at least one second connecting member, and a support body. The first and second connecting members are pivotally connected to the main body and the support body. The second connecting member can slide relative to the main body for adjusting the mounting bracket. The linkage unit is pivotally connected to the mounting bracket on one end and the fixing plate on opposite end. The linkage unit allows the distance between the mounting bracket and the fixing plate to be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Ming-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 8596599
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting a plurality of display monitors is disclosed, wherein the apparatus is provided at a user's desk or workstation. The apparatus can be easily moved toward and away from the user such that all the monitors mounted on the apparatus move in unison in the direction indicated by the user. Accordingly, the apparatus accommodates the visual preferences of virtually all users of the desk or workstation so that eye and skeletal muscle fatigue are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Xybix Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Barry Carson, David R. Carson, Kenneth R. Carson
  • Patent number: 8584996
    Abstract: A support stand includes a first casing, a rotary mechanism, a second casing and a holder. The rotary mechanism is disposed in the first casing and has a first gear and a threaded rod coordinated with each other. The second casing is connected with the rotary mechanism. The second casing is able to rotate from a first position to a second position in relative to the first casing. The holder is connected with the threaded rod. When the second casing is at the first position, the holder is stored in the first casing. When the second casing is rotated to the second position, the second casing drives the first gear to coordinately rotate the threaded rod so as to push the holder out of the first casing. The support stand occupies less space as the holder is stored, and it has better overall integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng Chung