For Electronic Systems And Devices Patents (Class 361/679.01)
  • Patent number: 11369027
    Abstract: Various implementations for a display positioning system include stand with a front a back surface being connected to form a curved bend such that the bottom edges of the front and back surface are spread out to support the stand, the front surface is further connected to a stand lip forming a stand channel between the front surface and an extended portion of the stand lip, an insert configured to rest within the stand channel of the stand and including a front plate and a back plate that extend beyond a top portion of the insert and form an insert channel, the insert channel being configured to receive a first edge of a computing device and support the computing device in an elevated position, and an adapter with an optical element that is configured to rest within a first slot in the stand when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Tangible Play, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Solomon, Jon Karl Dukerschein, Andrew Berwald, Ariel Zekelman, Jerome Scholler
  • Patent number: 11367946
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and an antenna module. The housing includes a front plate, a rear plate disposed opposite the front plate, and a lateral member surrounding a space between the front plate and the rear plate and including a conductive portion and a non-conductive portion. The antenna module is disposed in the space and includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and at least one antenna element. The PCB has a first surface disposed to face the lateral member in the space, and a second surface disposed opposite the first surface. The at least one antenna element is disposed on the first surface or near the first surface in the PCB, and forms a beam pattern toward the lateral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seunggil Jeon
  • Patent number: 11360587
    Abstract: A system may include a finger device that is worn on a user's finger. The finger device may serve as a controller for a head-mounted device or other devices in the system. The finger device may have a foldable housing with hinge structures that allow portions of the housing to fold with respect to each other. Magnets or other bistability structures may be used to provide the folding housing with folding bistability. This allows the housing to be placed in a stable unfolded state that releases the finger or a stable folded state in which the housing snaps over the finger and holds the finger device in place. A base may be used to store the finger device for charging. The base may have deployment structures that help place the finger device on the user's finger for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Alex J. Lehmann, Bradley J. Hamel, Dinesh C. Mathew, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, John C. DiFonzo, Keith J. Hendren, Navpreet S. Kaloty, Nicholas L. Qu, Scott J. Krahn, Aidan N. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 11360525
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device that includes a first housing and a second housing, a first hinge structure including a first hinge housing, first and second hinge connecting parts, first and second gears, first and second idle gears, at first support that rotatably supports the first gear and the first idle gear, and a second support that rotatably supports the second gear and the second idle gear, a second hinge structure including a second hinge housing, third and fourth hinge connecting parts, third and fourth gears, third and fourth idle gears, a third support that rotatably supports the third gear and the third idle gear, and a fourth support that rotatably supports the fourth gear and the fourth idle gear, wherein the first hinge structure and the second hinge structure allow the first housing and the second housing to rotate relative to each other between a first state and a second state, and a first surface faces a third surface in the first state, and a second surface faces a fourth surface in the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Hee-Cheul Moon, Gyeong-Tae Kim, Gi-Dae Kim, Young-Sun Park, Sun-Keun Cho
  • Patent number: 11347278
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a display panel; a module cover covering the display panel from behind the display panel; a glass cover comprising a cover portion positioned at the rear of the module cover and a decoration portion positioned below the cover portion and not overlapping the module cover in the forward and backward direction; an electronic mounting plate disposed on the rear surface of the cover portion; a back cover covering the electronic mounting plate from behind the electronic mounting plate; and a stand fixed to the back cover and positioned behind the glass cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongkyoon Han, Jaecheol Kim, Chanwoo Kim, Jihoon Yoon, Jaegi Lee
  • Patent number: 11339918
    Abstract: A clamp includes a housing, a fixed gripper, a moveable gripper, a driven member, and an actuator. The housing includes first and second tracks. The fixed gripper is coupled to the housing. The driven member is configured to slide within the first and second tracks of the housing. The moveable gripper is operatively coupled to the driven member. The actuator is configured to move the driven member towards a first position to thereby move the moveable gripper towards the fixed gripper. The actuator is further configured to move the driven member towards a second position to thereby move the moveable gripper away from the fixed gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Larry B. Gray, Thomas A. Friedrich, Erik N. Sabin, John M. Kerwin, Richard J. Lanigan
  • Patent number: 11340661
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device is provided. The foldable electronic device comprises a central body, a first hinge module, a second hinge module, a first panel body, and a second panel body. When an external force is applied to rotate the first panel body or the second panel body about the first axis or the second axis, the first hinge module moves synchronously with second hinge module, the second panel body or the first panel body rotates correspondingly, and the first panel body and the second panel body are able to convert between an unfolded state and a folded state relative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Yen, Chien-Cheng Yeh, Chun-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 11335258
    Abstract: A zero bezel display formed from an organic light emitting diode film defines a viewing perimeter within an outer perimeter and supports control lines between the viewing perimeter and outer perimeter. A relief cut from each corner of the display film allows each side of the display film to fold to the rear of the display so that the viewing perimeter defines the viewable edge of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Allen B. McKittrick, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11324135
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes a housing including a sidewall; a through-hole configured to penetrate the sidewall; an assembling hole formed adjacent to the through-hole inside the housing; a key assembly configured to be received in the assembling hole and disposed to face an inner surface of the housing in an area where the through-hole is positioned; and a fixing member configured to be received in the assembling hole and to bring a surface of the key assembly into close contact with the inner surface of the housing around the through-hole and seal between the through-hole and an inner space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Hosu Kim, Jongchun Wee, Kyungpil Kim, Namjun Kim
  • Patent number: 11322053
    Abstract: The present application provides a flexible display screen and a display device. The flexible display screen includes a display panel, at least one reel, at least one reel restoring mechanism, and a flexible layer. The reel is disposed at a side of the display panel, the reel restoring mechanism is disposed at a side of the display panel, and the reel is correspondingly set on the reel restoring mechanism. The flexible layer includes a middle portion and a side portion connected to the middle portion, the middle portion of the flexible layer covers a surface of the display panel far away from the display surface, and the side portion of the flexible layer is wound on the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xia Chen
  • Patent number: 11320688
    Abstract: An information display device attachable to a structure includes a plate-shaped body, a display panel, and a surface member. The plate-shaped body is a part of the structure and has a first attaching surface, a second attaching surface opposite to the first attaching surface, and a side portion that connects the first attaching surface and the second attaching surface to each other. The display panel is attached to the plate-shaped body and is configured to display information on a display surface. The display surface is disposed from the first attaching surface to the second attaching surface. The surface member is disposed on a display surface side of the display panel to cover the display panel such that only the information displayed on the display surface of the display panel is visible through the surface member when the display panel is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaharu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11322697
    Abstract: A flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel is provided. The flexible OLED panel includes a flexible substrate including a light emitting region, a thinned region, and a wiring region, wherein the light emitting region is adjacent to the wiring region, the thinned region is disposed between the light emitting region and the wiring region, and the thinned region includes: a substrate groove; and a first ductile material disposed in the substrate; a plurality of metal wires disposed on the light emitting region and the wiring region of the flexible substrate; a light emitting layer disposed on one of the metal wires, and the light emitting layer located in the light emitting region; and an encapsulation layer disposed on the light emitting layer, and the encapsulation layer including an encapsulation-layer groove located in the thinned region, wherein the encapsulation-layer groove is opposite to the substrate groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DSPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Linhong Lv
  • Patent number: 11321039
    Abstract: A novel bendable and highly portable information processor is provided. In addition, a novel information processor capable of displaying information or the like on a seamless large screen is provided. A novel information processor in which one display region can be divided into two regions at a bend position is provided. A novel information processor in which different images or images for different purposes can be displayed in the respective regions is provided. The present inventors have conceived a program including a step of dividing the display region and displaying image data in the respective regions when a display unit of the information processor is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Iwaki, Katsuki Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 11314291
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a display panel; a module cover covering the display panel from behind the display panel; a glass cover comprising a cover portion positioned at the rear of the module cover and a decoration portion positioned below the cover portion and not overlapping the module cover in the forward and backward direction; an electronic mounting plate disposed on the rear surface of the cover portion; a back cover covering the electronic mounting plate from behind the electronic mounting plate; and a stand fixed to the back cover and positioned behind the glass cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongkyoon Han, Jaecheol Kim, Chanwoo Kim, Jihoon Yoon, Jaegi Lee
  • Patent number: 11316440
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus has: a heat-generating component; and a first capacitor module and a second capacitor module that are arranged to face each other with the heat-generating component therebetween. The first capacitor module has a first capacitor element, a first case that accommodates the first capacitor element, and a first bus bar with one end connected to the first capacitor element. The second capacitor module has a second capacitor element, a second case that accommodates the second capacitor element, and a second bus bar with one end connected to the second capacitor element. The second bus bar has an intervening part that intervenes between the second capacitor element and the heat-generating component, in a state of being separated from the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunari Kojima, Norihiro Tanaka, Takaaki Goto
  • Patent number: 11316139
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus is configured to bond a display panel to a cover window having a flat portion between a first curvature portion and a second curvature portion. The manufacturing apparatus comprises a first attachment portion configured to press a first adhesive surface of the display panel to the flat portion of the cover window, and a 3D attachment portion configured to press a first edge adhesive surface and a second edge adhesive surface of the display panel to the first curvature portion and the second curvature portion of the window, respectively, and not press the first adhesive surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: IkHyun Kuon, Yongsoo Kim, SangEun Han, SungNam Byun, JeongKweon Park, SangGul Lee, Changmin Pyo, Doowon Seo, Bogyung Kang, Sungwook Park, Juyeob Lee, YongMin Ha, SoonBum Shin, MoonGoo Kim, Chan Park, YunMi Lee
  • Patent number: 11307454
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a backlight module, a display panel, an adhesive layer, and a flexible circuit board. The display panel is disposed on the backlight module. The adhesive layer is disposed between the backlight module and the display panel. The adhesive layer includes an opening. The flexible circuit board is electrically connected to the display panel. The flexible circuit board overlaps the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shan-Shan Hsu, Ming-Tsang Wu, Chia-Chieh Fan
  • Patent number: 11304315
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel and a back cover which is disposed on one surface of the display panel and has a plurality of openings in which a left edge and a right edge among a plurality of edges of the back cover are bent toward the display panel. Therefore, a display device in which the left edge and the right edge of the back cover are bent to improve a sharp edge is provided and an injury risk of the user due to the sharp edge may be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MinSeok Kim, Mi-Na Shin, ChounSung Kang, SunBok Song, GeunChang Park, Moonsun Lee
  • Patent number: 11303315
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for attaching and positioning a personal computing device case to a folio. The folio includes magnetic connections, and the personal computing device case includes magnetic connections for attaching the case to the folio in any one of a plurality of positions. The magnetic connections of the folio include an upper magnet array and a lower magnet array for attachment of the magnetic case. The folio includes a hinge mechanism at a top edge of each of two sides of the folio. The case is attached to the folio using guided magnetic seating, and the case is repositionable by slidingly or rotationally changing the position of the case relative to the folio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew King, Matthew Malone
  • Patent number: 11292239
    Abstract: A disassembling method of a display module includes attaching an auxiliary sheet to a display module by using an adhesive tape, the display module including a display panel attached to a window by an adhesive layer, and the auxiliary sheet attached to the display module including an external force applying portion exposed outside an outer edge of the display module; cooling the display module and the auxiliary sheet attached thereto by the adhesive tape; and after the cooling of the display module and the auxiliary sheet attached thereto, separating the display panel and the window from each other by applying force to the external force applying portion of the auxiliary sheet attached to the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Hun Park, Chang-Mo Park, Jong Man Bae, So Yeon Joo
  • Patent number: 11296177
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel including a display substrate having a display area and a pad area around the display area, and a plurality of signal wirings disposed in the pad area of the display substrate, a base film attached to the pad area of the display substrate, a plurality of lead wirings disposed on the base film and connected to the plurality of signal wirings, and a first curable pattern disposed between adjacent ones of the lead wirings, in which a surface height of the first curable pattern from a surface of the base film is less than a surface height of the lead wirings from the surface of the base film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myong Hoon Roh
  • Patent number: 11287554
    Abstract: According to various examples of the present invention, an electronic device can comprise: a housing including a first surface facing a first direction, a second surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side surface surrounding at least a part of a space between the first surface and the second surface; a display device formed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface; an opening formed on at least one of the first surface, the second surface, and the side surface; a module mounted inside the housing not to be exposed; and a guide member disposed inside the housing between the module and configured to provide output of the module to outside through the opening. Additionally, the electronic device can be variously implemented according to examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Min-Sik Kim, Min-Sung Lee, Song-Hee Jung, Seung-Jun Hyun, Moo-Young Kim, Ki-Huk Lee
  • Patent number: 11287682
    Abstract: An information display device attachable to a structure includes a plate-shaped body, a display panel, and a surface member. The plate-shaped body is a part of the structure and has a first attaching surface, a second attaching surface opposite to the first attaching surface, and a side portion that connects the first attaching surface and the second attaching surface to each other. The display panel is attached to the plate-shaped body and is configured to display information on a display surface. The display surface is disposed from the first attaching surface to the second attaching surface. The surface member is disposed on a display surface side of the display panel to cover the display panel such that only the information displayed on the display surface of the display panel is visible through the surface member when the display panel is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaharu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11290142
    Abstract: A grip is provided that includes a base defining a longitudinal cavity and is connectable with a mobile communication device. The base includes at least one bracket defining at least a portion of the cavity. A longitudinal member is disposable within the cavity and defines at least one finger opening. The member is movable relative to the at least one bracket. Device systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Frank S. Ferrantello
  • Patent number: 11283910
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a first frame, a second frame slidable from the first frame in a first direction or in a second direction opposite to the first direction, a slide frame movable in the first direction with respect to the second frame, a flexible display unit including a first, a second region, and a third region, and a driver for providing a force to move the second frame, wherein the driver includes a first driver part positioned on the first frame, a second driver part coupled to the second frame, wherein the second driver part receives the driving force to move the second frame while moving in the first direction n with respect to the first driver part, a stopping groove defined in the second driver part, a stopper fastened to the stopping groove, and an electromagnet for inserting or spacing the stopper into or from the stopping groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dohui Lee
  • Patent number: 11280092
    Abstract: A method of providing a covering element with a connection element for covering a hinge part of a roof window comprising the steps of engraving an interior surface of the covering element to provide an engraved surface with at least one cavity by subjecting the covering element to a laser beam at a polar angle, ?1, and attaching the connection element to the covering element by introducing an anchor portion of the connection element into the least one cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Bjarne Harbo, Lucas Willemoes Hesselhof
  • Patent number: 11281254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foldable electronic device including an electronic pen, wherein the foldable electronic device prevents a potential for loss or unintentional movement of the electronic pen and realizes improved portability by providing a stable mounting space for the electronic pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Seokwoo Lee, Minsoo Kim, Joonwon Chang, Jinwan An, Jiwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11269385
    Abstract: The invention provides a motherboard assembly. The motherboard assembly includes a circuit board, an expansion card connector, an expansion card assembly, a bracket and a fastener. The expansion card connector is disposed on the circuit board. The expansion card assembly includes a cage, an adapter card, and at least one expansion card. The adapter card is installed on the cage and includes an electrical connector. The electrical connector is inserted into the expansion card connector, and the expansion card is installed on the adapter card. The bracket includes a first mount plate and a second mount plate connected to each other. The first mount plate is fixed on the circuit board, and the second mount plate is located farther away from the circuit board than the first mount plate. The fastener is disposed through the cage and screwed into the second mount plate of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuo En Chang
  • Patent number: 11267533
    Abstract: A mooring line assembly for a watercraft has an elastic line having a first end and a second end, the first end of the elastic line being adapted for connection to the watercraft, a mooring line having a first end and a second end, the first end of the mooring line being connected to the second end of the elastic line, and a housing adapted for connection to the watercraft. The mooring line extends through the housing and is pullable therethrough from a retracted position to a plurality of extended positions. The elastic line is adapted for returning the mooring line to the retracted position from the plurality of extended positions. A watercraft provided with the mooring line assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Karl Dery St-Cyr, Mathieu Mercier, Mohammad Moeini
  • Patent number: 11272631
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a housing component that can define an interior surface and an exterior surface of the device, a metallic film deposited on the interior surface and extending at least partially onto the exterior surface, and a ceramic film deposited on the exterior surface and at least partially over a portion of the metallic film on the exterior surface. The ceramic film can be in electrical communication with a portion of the metallic film deposited on the interior surface to form an electrical pathway from the exterior surface to the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jiahui Liang, Anirban Das, Jungyup Kim, Martin Melcher, Srinivasan Varadharajan, Wolf Oetting
  • Patent number: 11265408
    Abstract: In a mobile communication terminal in which a flexible display panel is provided in two body portions which are foldably connected to each other, a plurality of rotation supports are provided in a central joint that connects the two body portions and two sliding panels sliding in the respective body portions together and the rotation supports are directly connected to the two body portions to support rotation of the body portions such that the body portions do not rotate over 180 degrees when the two body portions are fully unfolded, whereby damage of the flexible display panel provided on the surfaces of the two body portions is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: AUFLEX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Min Park, Seoung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 11243578
    Abstract: A portable information handling system supports a flexible OLED display film over housing portions rotationally coupled by a hinge by folding the OLED display film over the hinge. Hinge brackets that couple to the housing portions each have a gear member with a semicircular shape gear inner circumference that engages a gear subassembly of the hinge main body. Hinge bracket rotation translates through the gear subassembly for synchronized housing rotation. The hinge main body has first and second semicircular portions with a smooth surface defined to accept the outer circumference smooth surface of the gear member semicircular shape at first and second rotation axes about which the hinge brackets pivot so that the display film has space to fold in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Torres, Kevin M. Turchin, Enoch Chen, Anthony J. Sanchez, Kai-Cheng Chao, Chia-Hao Hsu, Chia-Huang Chan
  • Patent number: 11240356
    Abstract: A headphone case assembly includes a housing that has a device opening integrated therein for insertably receiving a personal electronic device. The housing has a spool chamber integrated therein. A spool is rotatably integrated into the housing. The spool is rotatable in a first direction and the spool is biased to rotate in a second direction. A pair of headphones is wrapped around the spool. The headphones can be pulled outwardly from the housing to be worn in the user's ears. The headphones are retracted into the housing when the spool rotates in the second direction. A connection cord is electrically coupled to the headphones and the connection cord is pluggable into a headphone jack in the personal electronic device. In this way the headphones receive an audio signal from the personal electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Cheryl Burton, Ainsworth Carter
  • Patent number: 11240412
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus and a text display method capable of checking an imageable range of a subject without displaying a live view image and also capable of displaying a text corresponding to audio around the subject or an ambient sound on the apparatus main body are provided. The imaging apparatus includes a transparent casing, an imaging unit that is arranged in the casing and acquires a captured image of a subject, a transparent display unit that is arranged in the casing and includes a display screen orthogonal to an imaging direction of the imaging unit, a sound collection unit that includes a microphone and acquires audio or an ambient sound, a text generation unit that generates a text based on the audio or the ambient sound acquired by the sound collection unit, and a display control unit that displays the text generated by the text generation unit on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keita Kamei, Kazuhisa Horikiri, Hirotoshi Ono, Rena Kamoda
  • Patent number: 11220060
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of a bioprinter, and in particular relates to a bioprinter temperature control system and a bioprinter. The bioprinter temperature control system provided by the present invention, comprises a flow channel temperature control system, for controlling a temperature of a flow channel between an outlet of a bioprinting material container of a bioprinter and a nozzle of the bioprinter, such that the temperature of the flow channel conforms to a desired temperature of a biological printing material. The temperature control system of the present invention can realize the temperature control of the biological printing material, improving the survival rate of the printing material, and ensuring the biological function of the printing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Revotek Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Deming Wang, Xuemin Wen, Yijun Li, Leqing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11221647
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface on a second screen. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device from a first screen to a second screen while the device is closed. The change in the display mode may be made in response to a request from an application. The application may be executed and have the user interface window associated with the application moved to a second screen. The change to the second screen can be requested based on input into the application or automatically generated based on the type of application. In response to the request from the application, the device can render the user interface in the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 11219132
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flexible display device including a first body; a second body configured to be relatively movable with respect to the first body; a flexible display disposed on a front surface of the first body and a rear surface of the second body, respectively, and configured to vary in size of areas that are exposed to the front surface of the first body and to the rear surface of the second body as the first body and the second body are relatively moved; and a rotating bending bar disposed in at least one of the first body and the second body, and rotated while the first body and the second body are moved to couple the first body and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Jaewook Kim, Sungchul Hong
  • Patent number: 11206741
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display including a carrying main body, a flexible display panel, at least one magnet, and a plurality of electromagnets. The flexible display panel is disposed on the carrying main body and is adapted to unfold on the carrying main body. The at least one magnet is disposed on the flexible display panel. The electromagnets are disposed on the carrying main body. Magnetic poles of the electromagnets are adapted to change and drive the at least one magnet and the flexible display panel to move relatively to the carrying main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ming-Hsuan Yu
  • Patent number: 11204517
    Abstract: A display device includes: a liquid crystal panel which is integrated with a touch panel by bonding to the rear face of the touch panel; a panel which is provided behind the liquid crystal panel, and to which the touch panel is attached; a bracket which is provided between the panel and a holder that is provided behind the panel; a post which projects from the rear face of the liquid crystal panel in the rear direction; a through-hole which is formed in the panel in such a way as to allow the post to pass through the through-hole, and which has a hole diameter that is larger than the outer diameter of the post; and a through-hole which is formed in the bracket in such a way as to allow a screw fastened to the post, to pass through the through-hole, and which has a hole diameter that is larger than the screw diameter of the screw and smaller than the outer diameter of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ono, Yujiro Abe
  • Patent number: 11202382
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed and includes: a first back housing, wherein the first back housing includes a first rotating shaft and a second rotating shaft; a middle frame, wherein the middle frame includes a first middle frame connected to the first back housing by the first rotating shaft, a second middle frame connected to the first back housing by the second rotating shaft, and a plurality of sliding components disposed on lateral sides of the first middle frame and the second middle frame; a supporting plate, wherein the supporting plate includes a first supporting plate, a second supporting plate, a third supporting plate, and a fourth supporting plate which are connected to the sliding components; and a first display screen, wherein the first display screen is attached to the first supporting plate and the fourth supporting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zikang Feng
  • Patent number: 11199874
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a foldable terminal, including a body and a flexible screen assembly. The body includes a first structural member, a second structural member and a coupling assembly. The coupling assembly includes a fixed member and two sliding bars. The two sliding bars are rotatably coupled to two side walls of the fixed member correspondingly and coupled to the first structural member and the second structural member correspondingly. The flexible screen assembly is disposed to a first side surface of the body, and has a bending area facing the fixed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HEYTAP TECHNOLOGY CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 11196052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible lithium battery comprising a first current collector layer and a second current collector layer, wherein the first current collector layer has a first outer surface and a first inner surface, and the second current collector layer has a second outer surface and a second inner surface; there is a glue frame sandwiched between the first inner surface and the second inner surface to form a sealed and enclosed space, wherein there is an electrochemical system layer disposed in this sealed and enclosed space, with the electrochemical system layer comprising a first active material layer, a second active material layer, and an electrically insulating layer disposed between the first active material layer and the second active material layer; and there is a flexible adhesive layer disposed between the first inner surface and the first active material layer and/or between the second inner surface and the second active material layer, wherein this flexible adhesive layer con
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: PROLOGIUM TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., PROLOGIUM HOLDING INC.
    Inventor: Szu-Nan Yang
  • Patent number: 11187930
    Abstract: Discussed is a liquid crystal display device. The liquid crystal display device of the present disclosure comprises a liquid crystal panel, a backlight unit disposed under the liquid crystal panel and including a light guide plate and an optical sheet over the light guide plate, and a bottom frame including a horizontal surface and a side surface, wherein first and second fastening protrusions are provided at an outer surface of the side surface of the bottom frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woo-Bong Lee
  • Patent number: 11191172
    Abstract: A display device according to the disclosure includes: a first support that supports a display panel; a second support that supports the display panel; a connecting portion that connects the first support and the second support so that the display panel can be bent; a first member that is fixed to the first support and is more flexible than the display panel; a second member that is fixed to the second support and is more flexible than the display panel; a first adhesion layer that adheres the first member to at least a portion of a first surface opposite to a display surface of the display panel; and a second adhesion layer that adheres the second member to at least another portion of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Tohru Sasaki, Hajime Akimoto
  • Patent number: 11189251
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including a display configured to output an image through a front surface of the electronic apparatus, an input part arranged to face a side surface of the electronic apparatus and comprising a first region and a second region, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine either the first region or the second region as an activation region based on a posture of the electronic apparatus, and receive a user input through the activation region. Various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC
    Inventors: Hongjo Shim, Hyunwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11191195
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device may include: a foldable housing including: a hinge; a first housing connected to the hinge and including a first face facing a first direction and a second face facing a second direction opposite the first direction; and a second housing connected to the hinge and including a third face facing a third direction and a fourth face facing a fourth direction opposite the third direction, the second housing configured to be folded relative to the first housing about the hinge, wherein, in a folded state, the first face faces the third face, and, in an unfolded state, the third direction is the same as the first direction; a display including a first portion and a second portion extending from the first face to the third face to form the first face and the third face, respectively; a digitizer including a third portion disposed between the first portion of the display and the second face and a fourth portion disposed between the second portion of the display and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moohyun Baek, Gidae Kim, Jongchul Choi
  • Patent number: 11182002
    Abstract: The present application provides an infrared touch display device and a fabrication method thereof. In the present application, a cover plate coated with a sealant and a display panel are sent into a vacuum chamber and vacuumed; when the cover plate is attached to the display panel, the cover plate corresponds to The portion of the central portion enclosed by the frame rubber is recessed toward the display panel side and closely fits with the display panel, and the periphery of the display panel and the periphery of the cover plate are sealed by the sealant; Group infrared emitting tubes and infrared receiving tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chungming Hu, Yuchun Hsiao, Guofu Tang, Mingjun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11181953
    Abstract: A display device has a first elastic member and a second elastic member between an outer support member and an extension portion outside an image display area of a front panel. The second elastic member is disposed at the position closest to an operation portion provided on the front panel in three directions. An elastic member pressing area is provided on a lower support plate of the outer support member. The second elastic member has a high compression ratio in the front-back direction, so the second elastic member acts as a pressure resistive portion. When the front panel is pressed with a finger in the operation portion, the strain of the front panel can be suppressed to a minimum due to a pressure resistive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Toshio Haruki
  • Patent number: 11181230
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for mounting an electronic device to a surface including a mounting plate configured to attach to the surface, the mounting plate having at least one projection, and a base configured to releasably couple to the mounting plate. The base may include a first biasing member, and a first arm pivotably coupled to the base and biased toward a first direction by the first biasing member, the first arm configured to interlock with the at least one projection when the base is coupled to the mounting plate. The base may further include a release mechanism coupled to the first arm such that actuation of the release mechanism when the base is coupled to the mounting plate in a secured engagement causes movement of the first arm in a second direction to disengage the first arm from the at least one projection to enable detachment of the base from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Law, William Dong, Oliver Mueller, Kevin Booth, Tyler Wilson, Mark Kraz
  • Patent number: 11172768
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a door, the door, and a transparent display covering an opening of the door through which an inner space of the refrigerator is visible. The transparent display assembly includes a front panel, a rear panel, an outer spacer defining a circumferential surface of the transparent display assembly and a sealed space between the front panel and the rear panel, a display disposed inside the sealed space, a light guide plate, a display light configured to emit light to an end of the light guide plate, and a first spacer mounted on a rear surface of the front panel and configured to support the light guide plate and maintain a predetermined distance between the light guide plate and the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sangmyung Lee