Display Device With Housing Structure Patents (Class 345/905)
  • Patent number: 10295861
    Abstract: A frame assembly includes a frame body and an outer frame. The frame body includes at least one side portion and at least one set of hook structure disposed on the side portion. The hook structure includes a first hook and a second hook. The first hook has a first opening. The second hook has a second opening, and a direction of the second opening is different from a direction of the first opening. The outer frame includes at least one frame unit and at least one fixing structure disposed on the frame unit. The frame unit is corresponding to the side portion of the frame body. The fixing structure is corresponding to the hook structure, and the first hook and the second hook of the hook structure are engaged with the corresponded fixing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RADIANT OPTO-ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung-Yin Chang, Yi-Jen Chiu
  • Patent number: 10288917
    Abstract: A first inner cover includes a plate portion that includes a first surface that is opposed to the back surface of a liquid crystal unit; and a second surface that is the surface at the opposite side of the first surface. The plate portion includes a boss that extends from the second surface in the thickness direction of the plate portion. Furthermore, the plate portion includes a recessed portion that has a predetermined area of the first surface recessed, including an area at the opposite side of the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventors: Hiroki Yoshida, Akio Yoshida, Sonomasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10281958
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a pivoting mechanism, a linking mechanism, and a first speaker unit. The pivoting mechanism is pivoted between the first body and the second body and includes a first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft, and a third rotating shaft, and the third rotating shaft has a mounting portion. The linking mechanism includes a first rolling member and a second rolling member. The first rolling member is connected to the third rotating shaft of the pivoting mechanism, and the second rolling member is connected to the second rotating shaft of the pivoting mechanism. The first rolling member and the second rolling member roll relative to each other within an angle range. The first speaker unit is fixed to the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Liang Chiang, Yu-Ju Lin, Ching-Hao Yu, Hui-Hsiu Hsu, Yuan-Cyuan Wei, Chao-Wen Lai
  • Patent number: 10154329
    Abstract: A computing device may include an audio output device installed in a base housing. A front volume of the audio output device may be defined in part by an inner facing surface of a housing of the computing device, with an audio output port defined by an opening in the housing. In some computing devices, the opening defining the audio output port may also accommodate a hinge assembly rotatably coupling the housing to a display. A path from the audio output device to the audio output port may be defined in part by a support pad that guides sound out through the audio output port toward the user, and may also function as a support pad supporting the computing device on a work surface when operating in a tablet mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Saini, Lawrence Lam, Bernardo Núñez
  • Patent number: 10057997
    Abstract: A device for integrating a monitor in a case comprises a support element made from plastic material and having a recess which corresponds to a predetermined visible area of the monitor. The support element includes a plurality of apertures which are arranged at a predetermined distribution outside the recess for passing through positioning and/or retaining elements and placing the support element at a predetermined position on a sheet-metal case in which the support element can be received, and a frame section which projects from a base area of the support element on a rear side thereof and is arranged in sandwich design for receiving components of the monitor. The components of the monitor received in the frame section are adapted to be fixed to the support element, and the support element is adapted to be fixed to the at least one of positioning or retaining elements on the sheet-metal case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: B. BRAUN AVITUM AG
    Inventors: Oliver Schäfer, Christian Schleicher
  • Patent number: 10015444
    Abstract: This invention is directed to improving communication among people at remote locations, accomplished at low cost, by communication schemes involving “portal” structures, “channels” and “phonos.” The portal structures are mobile and easily deployed to the remote locations, for quick assembly and use, creating an audio-visual immersive communication experience for its users. A portal network architecture includes a plurality of portals located in different remote locations, configured to provide identical spaces that facilitate audio-video, immersive conferencing among users at the various portal sites. The portal interiors include favorable lighting and camera configurations to facilitate display of life-size, realistic, and planar images of the users while maintaining eye contact between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SHARED SPACE STUDIOS LLC
    Inventor: Amar Chopra Bakshi
  • Patent number: 9971186
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of display technology, and discloses a display device, which comprises a display panel and a backlight module, a shading tape being provided between the backlight module and the display panel along the edges of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE CHATANI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yun Qin
  • Patent number: 9948720
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to remote control of dialysis machines. In certain aspects, a method includes receiving a request for a network connection from a dialysis machine and establishing the network connection with the dialysis machine. The method also includes receiving, from a client device, a request to access the dialysis machine, authorizing the client device to access the dialysis machine, receiving, from the dialysis machine, information pertaining to an operation of the dialysis machine, and providing, to the client device, the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Aiyuan Wang, Martin Joseph Crnkovich, Fei Wang, Sue-Jane Lee, David Yuds, Hak Kan Leung, Jeffrey Tarn
  • Patent number: 9794660
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to an integrated sound bar hinge assembly for a mobile electronic device. A wearable electronic device may include a hinge assembly body; at least one hinge set coupled with hinge assembly body to hingeably couple a first portion of a mobile device to a second portion of the mobile device; and at least one speaker bracket contained in the hinge assembly body to install a first speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David A. Rittenhouse
  • Patent number: 9740240
    Abstract: A base for a portable computing device may comprise a keyboard, a frame, a shaft, a mount, and a shaft engagement element. The keyboard may be configured to communicate with the portable computing device. The frame may surround the keyboard. The shaft may be rotationally attached to the frame. The rotational attachment of the shaft to the frame may have a friction greater than a force of gravity on the portable computing device. The mount may be configured to hold the portable computing device. The mount may define a shaft recess through which the shaft extends and in which the shaft freely rotates. The shaft engagement element may be configured to rotationally couple the mount to the shaft in response to the portable computing device being placed on the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: George Matsumoto, James Tanner, Rachael Elizabeth Roberts
  • Patent number: 9706166
    Abstract: This invention is directed to improving communication among people at remote locations, accomplished at low cost, by communication schemes involving “portal” structures, “channels” and “phonos.” The portal structures are mobile and easily deployed to the remote locations, for quick assembly and use, creating an audio-visual immersive communication experience for its users. A portal network architecture includes a plurality of portals located in different remote locations, configured to provide identical spaces that facilitate audio-video, immersive conferencing among users at the various portal sites. The portal interiors include favorable lighting and camera configurations to facilitate display of life-size, realistic, and planar images of the users while maintaining eye contact between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Shared Space Studios LLC
    Inventor: Amar Chopra Bakshi
  • Patent number: 9588667
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed regarding the reformatting tabular data in a browser on a client device received from a server. The browser on the client device is capable of being resized in a number of potential sizes—e.g., desktop browser viewport, laptop browser viewport, tablet browser viewport and mobile browser viewport. Tabular data may comprise main data, row data and associated column data. Depending on the browser viewport, one embodiment may dynamically position the tabular data so that the associated column data is displayed near its associated row data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rohan Singhal, Joel Schweitzer, Annice Jumani, Carolina Hernandez, Panuruj Khambanonda
  • Patent number: 9582057
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) includes a chassis that has an accessory bay which is accessible from an exterior of the IHS. The accessory bay supports insertion of one of the PSU and the storage module. A midplane apparatus attached to the chassis at an interior end of the accessory bay has a first electrical connector for electrically connecting to a power supply unit (PSU) connector and a second electrical connector for electrically communicating with a storage module connector when a storage module is inserted into the accessory bay. The IHS detects via the first electrical connector when a PSU is inserted in the accessory bay, and a power controller configures the IHS to receive electrical power from the PSU. The IHS also detects via the second electrical connector when a storage module is inserted in the accessory bay and configures the storage module for access and data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventor: Corey D. Hartman
  • Patent number: 9568956
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an apparatus, system and method are described for a collapsible keyboard apparatus and computing system. A collapsible keyboard apparatus may comprise a plurality of keys supported by a first support structure and a set of keys supported by a second support structure pivotally coupled to the first support structure. The second support structure may be arranged to rotate around the pivotal coupling from a first position substantially coplanar with the first support structure to a second non-coplanar position in response to a force applied to the second support structure. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shawn S. Mceuen, James M. Okuley
  • Patent number: 9563229
    Abstract: A portable computer that is configurable between a plurality of display modes including a laptop mode (in which the portable computer has a conventional laptop appearance) and an easel mode in which the base of the computer and its display component stand vertically forming an inverted “V.” The portable computer includes a hinge assembly that couples the display component to the base of the computer, and allows the display component to be rotated about an axis along an interface between the display component and the base to configure the portable computer between a closed position, the laptop mode and the easel mode. The portable computer further comprises a scroll wheel and optional navigation buttons that permit a user to control or manipulate various aspects of operation of the portable computer (such as volume or display brightness) and/or content displayed the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Yves Behar, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Hibmacronan, Naoya Edahiro, Matthew David Day
  • Patent number: 9389640
    Abstract: A portable computing apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present general inventive concept includes a first device, and a second device having a coupling groove where the first device is detechably coupled, where the first device has a first coupling position where a first end of the first device is coupled with the coupling groove by a first connection angle, and a second coupling position where a second end of the first device is coupled with a second connection angle different from the first connection angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myoung-kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9383780
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a main body in which a display section is formed on a front surface side, and an operation body in which an operation section is formed and which is provided on a rear surface side of the main body. The main body and the operation body are partially spaced apart from each other, and the operation section is provided on an inner surface of the operation body, the inner surface facing a space formed between the main body and the operation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsubasa Tsukahara, Rui Morisawa, Takuya Niitsu, Daisuke Nagano, Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 9007534
    Abstract: A portable terminal device includes a display screen; a pico projector for receiving an image signal of a predetermined format and projecting image light onto the display screen according to the image signal of the predetermined format, so that an image corresponding to the image signal of the predetermined format is displayed on the display screen; and a main body part, for fixing the display screen and the pico projector. The main body part includes a first part and a second part that are hinged by a hinge part. The display screen is fixed on the first part and the pico projector is positioned at the edge of the first part and is fixed on the first part, the second part or the hinge part. The pico projector forms a predetermined angle between the pico projector and the display screen while projecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Ke Shang, Fang Xu
  • Patent number: 9007328
    Abstract: A display is provided. The display includes a frame, a display module, and a bendable cover. The frame includes a bottom surface and a lateral surface, the display module is disposed on the frame, and the bendable cover has a surface layer and an adhesive layer, the adhesive layer is located on the surface layer, a part of the surface layer is adhered to the display module through the adhesive layer, another part of the surface layer is attached to the lateral surface of the frame and adhered to the bottom surface of the frame through the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Kang Chung Liu, You Min Wang, Wen Min Hsu
  • Patent number: 8934227
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the display device includes a display panel, a housing which houses the display panel and a frame which is disposed under the housing and comprises a first bottom portion. The first bottom portion includes a first bottom surface which is an upper surface thereof and a first base surface which is a lower surface thereof, and the frame includes a groove recessed from the first bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyu-Hyeong Cheon
  • Patent number: 8917500
    Abstract: A portable computer comprises a base, a display module, at least one support element and at least one sliding assembly. The base comprises a first area and a second area. The display module comprises a connect end and a display face. Each support element comprises a first end pivoted on a portion of the display module other than the display face and a second end pivoted on the rear end of the base. Each sliding assembly comprises a slide rail disposed at least in the second area and a roller sliding element connected with the connect end and moved along the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Shang-Mao Lee, Chun-Chien Chen, Hung-Chih Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Chuang
  • Patent number: 8908364
    Abstract: A portable computer comprises a base, a display module, at least one support element and at least one sliding assembly. The base comprises a first area and a second area. The display module comprises a connect end and a display face. Each support element comprises a first end pivoted on a portion of the display module other than the display face and a second end pivoted on the rear end of the base. Each sliding assembly comprises a slide rail disposed at least in the second area and a sliding block connected with the connect end and moved along the slide rail. Each sliding block includes at least one stable structure for at least decreasing gaps between the slide rail and the sliding block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Chung Tseng, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chien-Yuan Lai
  • Patent number: 8902571
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a display module including an upper glass which forms a front exterior of the display device and is used for displaying images, and a back cover making contact with the upper glass and covering the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dae-Yeon Kang
  • Patent number: 8896518
    Abstract: This display module includes a display portion, a light-emitting portion to apply light to the display portion, a light guide plate made of resin to guide the light from the light-emitting portion to the display portion, including a first positioning portion, a frame made of metal in which the light guide plate is arranged inside, including a hole, and a positioning member made of resin, including a second positioning portion so formed as to be capable of positioning the first positioning portion of the light guide plate in a state where the positioning member is so arranged as to cover the hole of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8897035
    Abstract: A container unit and a display device including the same are disclosed. The container unit, containing a display unit, may include: a bottom chassis including i) a first portion spaced apart from a rear side of the display unit by a first distance, and ii) a second portion extending from the first portion and spaced apart from the rear side of the display unit by a second distance longer than the first distance, the second portion having a first opening. The display device may further include an insulation frame disposed between the second portion of the bottom chassis and the display panel, and having a second opening which is communicated with the first opening and smaller than the first opening, wherein one end of the insulation frame facing a central portion of the second opening has a chamfered structure at one side edge thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong-Su Lee
  • Patent number: 8896498
    Abstract: A display includes a frame component, a display module, a first outer frame and a second outer frame. The frame component includes a first side and a second side. The display module is configured on the frame component. The first outer frame is configured at the second side, while the second outer frame is configured at the first side. The length of the second outer frame is shorter than or equal to the length of the first side, so that the two sides of the second outer frame are adapted without exceeding the two ends of the first side. By means of such a design structure, two displays may be connected into a display assembly with a larger display area. When connecting two displays, the first outer frames are able to be removed and the second sides of the two displays are inclined close to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Sheng-Bei Huang, Ming-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 8854285
    Abstract: A detachable liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal module and a cradle. The liquid crystal module includes a liquid crystal panel, an optical sheet provided on a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, an interface disposed on a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, a power receiver disposed on the rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, a memory card and a timing controller for receiving second image data from external devices and permitting the first image data stored in the memory card to be displayed in the liquid crystal panel. The cradle includes a lamp emitting light, an inverter for supplying alternating current to the lamp, a connector for receiving third image data from external equipment, and an interface converter for applying the third image data to the interface of the liquid crystal module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eui-Yeol Oh, Nam-Yong Kong, Ki-Duk Kim, Seong-Man Jeon, Tae-Ho You, Hee-Jeong Park
  • Patent number: 8837122
    Abstract: A front panel apparatus improves aesthetic qualities while avoiding interference between a display panel and a surrounding member. The front panel apparatus includes a display panel capable of pivoting in opening and closing directions, power transmission mechanisms that operate in tandem with the opening and closing operations of the display panel, and a lock mechanism that locks the display panel in a closed state and unlocks the display panel. Each power transmission mechanism includes a biasing lever linked to the rear surface of the display panel and capable of advancing and withdrawing, a driving gear, a pivot lever provided on a driving gear and linked to the biasing lever, an intermediate gear that interlocks with the driving gear, and a rack member that interlocks with the intermediate gear and is capable of ascending and descending. The rack members support corresponding pivot support shafts of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Shibuya, Masahi Endo, Kiminori Yabuki
  • Patent number: 8811022
    Abstract: An electronic device with a guiding mechanism for guiding a flexible printed circuit board includes a base, a cover, two guiding members, a pushing member, the flexible printed circuit board (FPC) and a rotating member. A through hole is formed on the base. The cover is movably disposed on a first side of the base. The two guiding members are disposed on the second side of the base in parallel. The pushing member is slidably disposed on the two guiding members and has a guiding surface. An end of the FPC is connected to the cover and an other end of the FPC passes through the through hole and surrounds the guiding surface of the pushing member so as to be connected to the base. The rotating member is rotatably disposed on the second side of the base and has a pushing portion abutting against the pushing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Liang, Cheng-Hsiang Chuang, Chun-Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 8797734
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus has a trapezoidally shaped first housing having a first side portion, a second side portion, slanted side portions, a bottom surface portion, and a top surface portion, the second side portion having a width smaller than a width of the first side portion and being parallel to the first side portion, the slanted side portions connecting end points of the first side portion with respective end points of the second side portion. The electronic apparatus has a second housing and a connecting portion connecting the first side portion of the first housing with the second housing such that the second housing is capable of being opened and closed with respect to the top surface portion of the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Katsuichi Goto, Kaito Tanaka, Hiroyuki Fujita, Kazuhiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8797245
    Abstract: A projecting portion is formed on first and second side walls of the inner frame parallel to two sides of the non-overlapping region of the first substrate which intersect with one side of the non-overlapping region of the first substrate. The projecting portion of the inner frame has an opening portion. The lower frame has an opening portion through which the projecting portion of the inner frame penetrates. The projecting portion of the inner frame penetrates the opening portion of the lower frame and projects to a side of the lower frame opposite to the display panel. A protruding portion is formed on the casing correspondingly to the projecting portion of the inner frame. The inner frame is fixed to the casing by making an opening portion formed in the projecting portion of the inner frame engage with the protruding portion of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Kazunori Ojima, Takeshi Kaneki, Atsushi Fukai
  • Patent number: 8797735
    Abstract: An exemplary electrical device includes a first main body; a second main body; and a rotatable mechanism pivotally connected the first main body and the second main body. The rotatable mechanism includes a first rotation unit and a second rotation unit. The first rotation unit is capable of making the first main body rotate around a second rotation axis in a plane perpendicular to the second rotation axis. The second rotation unit is capable of making the first main body rotate relative to the second main body around a first rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hai-Qian Ge, Yue-Ping Liu, Che-Yu Chou, Qun Huang, Tai-Shan Zhu
  • Patent number: 8773411
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic apparatus comprising a collapsible electronic display (20) having an active region (21) conceived to be extendable and comprising a substantially deformable area (24a, 24b) and a substantially non-deformable area in use; and electronic components for enabling electrical connectivity for the electronic display, wherein the electronic components are arranged on the substantially non-deformable area (23a, 23b, 23c) outside the active region (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Creator Technology B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Johannes Gerardus van Lieshout, Johannes Cornelis Adriaan Hamers, Hjalmar Edzer Ayco Huiteman
  • Patent number: 8767394
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a display that is operably coupled to the processor. The display includes four sides, where each of the four sides is substantially equal in length, a center of mass for the apparatus is located between a geometric center of the apparatus and an edge of one of the four sides and the edge of one of the four sides includes a grip area that is located on a same side as the center of mass for the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Hamburgen, Lawrence Lam, Felix Jose Alvarez Rivera
  • Patent number: 8760364
    Abstract: A separable portable multi-display device is provided. A portable multi-display device includes a main body panel housing having a first display, a sub-panel housing having a second display, and a coupling device for coupling the main body panel housing to the sub-panel housing such that at least one sides of the first display and the second display can contact each other. The panel housings are separable from and connectable to each other, a range of a border between the displays when the panel housings are interconnected being minimized so that the displays can be shown as if it is driven as a single screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Si Han Kim, Hyun Hee Kim, Jang Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8743162
    Abstract: Improved evaluation of temporal response of a display is achieved by displaying a plurality of test patterns. The number of pixels of each test pattern driven at the first driving level is greater than the number of pixels driven at the second driving level. In addition, each pixel is driven at a first driving level in multiple consecutive test patterns (e.g., for multiple consecutive frames) such that the actual output of the pixel when driven at the first driving level matches the uncompensated “ideal” output of that pixel when driven at the first driving level. In other words, the output of the pixel driven at the first driving level would be same as the output of that pixel after having been driven at the first luminance for a time period exceeding the maximum fall time of the pixel. The pixel is then driven at the second driving level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Barco N.V.
    Inventor: Lode René Eleonora De Paepe
  • Patent number: 8743310
    Abstract: A flat display is disclosed, which includes a backlight module, a display panel, a flexible printed circuit board physically connected to the display panel, and a shielding double-sided tape for fastening the flexible printed circuit board on the backlight module. The shielding double-sided tape includes a frame shielding portion adhered to a front surface of the backlight module, and an extending portion extended from the frame shielding portion. A surface of at least one part of the extending portion is adhered to a back surface of the backlight module, and another surface of the least one part of the extending portion is adhered to the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: AU Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hua-Sheng Yan, Hui Zhong
  • Patent number: 8704960
    Abstract: A deployment system for user interface devices with enhanced interface capabilities and methods for manufacturing and using same. The deployment system includes a main rotating joint system and a device mounting assembly that are coupled via an extension support system. The main rotating joint system enables the deployment system to be installed at any suitable installation location, such as an armrest; whereas, the device mounting assembly is configured to receive a selected user interface device. Advantageously, the deployment system provides an enlarged internal channel for accommodating larger communication cables and a progressive clutch system for supporting the increased weight of the user interface devices. The deployment system thereby can maintain near-constant tension during deployment of the user interface devices, inhibiting drop injuries to users and damage to the user interface devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Todd Weaver
  • Patent number: 8687138
    Abstract: A display module includes: upper and lower supporting means facing and spaced apart from each other; a display device between the upper and lower supporting means; a middle supporting means surrounding the display device; and a plurality of coupling means combining the upper, middle and lower supporting means to fix and support the display device, wherein each of the plurality of coupling means includes a hook and each of the upper and lower supporting means has a through hole corresponding to the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Rae Lee, Gi Bin Kim, Hak-Mo Hwang
  • Patent number: 8674933
    Abstract: An integrated system comprising both imaging and computing capabilities comprises a light valve and a CPU, as well as other functional members for performing computing and imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei-Yan Shih, Henry W. Neal, Michael McCormick, Paul Gerard Barker
  • Patent number: 8654275
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display device, which includes a base, a supporting part, and a liquid crystal display. The supporting part is fixedly connected with the liquid crystal display. A sliding hole along a horizontal direction is defined at the supporting part. The device further includes a first and second posts for supporting the liquid crystal display. The first post includes a first sliding end and a first connecting end, and the second post includes a second sliding end and a second connecting end. The first and second sliding ends slide to connect with the sliding hole. The first and second posts are screw-connected by the first connecting end and the second connecting end and screw-connected with the base. The first and second posts control a distance between the liquid crystal display and the base by rotating inwardly or outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 8649161
    Abstract: An on-vehicle display apparatus includes a motor, a gear train, a threaded rod, a slider screwed to the threaded rod, and a display main body rotatably connected to the slider. The lead angle of the threaded rod is set greater than the friction angle thereof. The gear train includes first and second gears facing each other. Protrusions provided on one of the first and second gears are fitted in recesses provided in the other. A spring member elastically urges the first gear toward the second gear. A detection sensor detects the size of an external force on the basis of the displacement of the first gear against the spring member in the axial direction. The motor is controlled on the basis of the detection result of the detection sensor such that the display main body is moved away from the external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Kato
  • Patent number: 8622552
    Abstract: A media player includes a display and a main body. The display includes a cover and a display panel located on the cover. The host includes a housing, a control module received in the housing, with a projecting unit also received in the housing. The housing is rotatably connected to the cover and operable to be covered by the cover. The control module is for generating video signals to display in the display panel. The projecting unit is for converting the video signals into optical signals and projecting the optical signals out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Sung Yang, He-Li Wang
  • Patent number: 8614651
    Abstract: A thin apparatus for displaying image, comprising: a first input terminal (6a) for inputting image signal, the first input terminal (6a) is located on back side of the thin apparatus; a panel (2) for displaying images, the panel (2) is located on front side of the thin apparatus; and a control circuit (3) for controlling the image signal, wherein the axis of the first input terminal (6a) is substantively parallel to the back of the panel (2), the control circuit (3) is located under the panel (2), and shapes that the width is longer than the height. Compared with the prior art, the thickness and height of the thin apparatus of this invention are greatly reduced, and the whole structure of it becomes more compact and proper because this invention considers the combination of the position and shape of the control circuit (3), and the arrangement of the first input terminal (6a) for the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sony (China) Limited
    Inventors: Xiong Chen, Katsumi Yamatogi, Osamu Kihara
  • Patent number: 8605430
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a first body, a pivot mechanism and a second body. The pivot mechanism includes a rotating element and a supporting element. The rotating element is connected between the first body and the second body to facilitate rotating the second body relatively to the first body. The rotating element includes a guiding trench connected to the second body, and the second body is suitable for sliding relatively to the first body. The supporting element is pivoted to the rotating element or the second body. When the second body slides to drive the rotating element to a rotating position, the rotating element is rotated relatively to the first body to drive the second body for tilting from the first body, and the supporting element is suitable of rotating relatively to the rotating element or the second body to provide a supporting force to the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Juo-Ti Chen, Po-An Lin, Kuo-Nan Ling, Yung-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 8600460
    Abstract: A handheld electronic communication device includes a body that has an input device, and a display assembly that includes a display. The display assembly is connected to the body and rotatable relative to the body, between a first position in which a first portion of the display is covered by the body and a second portion of the display extends from the body, and a second position in which the display is displaced generally linearly relative to the first position such that the first portion and the second portion of the display are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Todd Andrew Wood
  • Patent number: 8581943
    Abstract: A detachable liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal module and a cradle. The liquid crystal module includes a liquid crystal panel, an optical sheet provided on a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, an interface disposed on a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, a power receiver disposed on the rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, a memory card and a timing controller for receiving second image data from external devices and permitting the first image data stored in the memory card to be displayed in the liquid crystal panel. The cradle includes a lamp emitting light, an inverter for supplying alternating current to the lamp, a connector for receiving third image data from external equipment, and an interface converter for applying the third image data to the interface of the liquid crystal module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eui-Yeol Oh, Nam-Yong Kong, Ki-Duk Kim, Seong-Man Jeon, Tae-Ho You, Hee-Jeong Park
  • Patent number: 8559192
    Abstract: The display device includes: a panel module 4 that includes a display panel 16 and a driving circuit for driving the display panel 16; a metallic front housing 11 that partially covers the panel module 4 from a display surface side of the display panel 16; and a metallic back housing 12 that covers the panel module 4 from a back surface side of the display panel 16. A conductive cloth 24 is disposed between the panel module 4, and the front housing 11 and the back housing 12, the conductive cloth 24 continuously covering a circumferential edge portion of the panel module 4 on the display surface side, a side surface portion of the panel module 4 and a circumferential edge portion of the panel module 4 on the back surface side and being connected electrically to the front housing 11 and the back housing 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Murakata, Kazuhiro Oota, Toshiharu Ishimura
  • Patent number: RE44882
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable telephone device that is composed of two displays of substantially a same size, and can continuously perform two display processes in parallel by allocating different display processes to each of the displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Otsuka, Hideji Kawasaki, Hiroomi Kashu
  • Patent number: RE47224
    Abstract: A plurality of screen aspects is acquired; each screen layout is optimized; switching of the screen aspects is supported; and visibility and functionality of the display screen are improved. An electronic device (portable terminal apparatus) including a display function in a rotatable and/or openable/closable case includes a displaying unit that displays a vertically elongated vertical screen or a horizontally elongated horizontal screen and a controlling unit (CPU) that changes screen layouts correspondingly to the vertical screen or the horizontal screen displayed on the displaying unit. The change in the screen layout corresponding to the vertical screen or the horizontal screen includes a change in arrangement of icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Hironobu Taniguchi, Kenetsu Furuki, Yoko Fujii, Yuko Nakajima, Makoto Sugimoto