For Electronic Systems And Devices Patents (Class 361/679.01)
  • Patent number: 10669116
    Abstract: A quick-change height adjustment mechanism allows a reel stand to accommodate differently sized storage spools. A plate of the mechanism forms a cavity into which a post is seated and has at least one space which receive a spindle of the spool. A pin engages with the plate to hold the plate in position relative to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GREENLEE TOOLS, INC
    Inventor: John Fenske
  • Patent number: 10671128
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a plurality of stoppers that are provided on a keyboard and hold a display in a standing state in which the display is standing up with respect to the keyboard and to engage with the display in a closed state in which the display is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU CLIENT COMPUTING LIMITED
    Inventors: Shintaro Ohishi, Kohhei Nakajima, Hiroyuki Fujita, Masuo Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10673124
    Abstract: Techniques for integrating a plurality of radio antennas in an electronic device are described. An example of an electronic device includes a display housing with a display screen and top bezel disposed above the display screen, and a plurality of components disposed in the top bezel. The plurality of components include a first cellular communication antenna disposed on a first side of the top bezel, and a second cellular communication antenna disposed on a second side of the top bezel opposite the first side. The plurality of components also include a first WiFi antenna disposed adjacent to the second cellular communication antenna, and a second WiFi antenna disposed adjacent to the second cellular communication antenna on an opposite side from the first WiFi antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Warren Lee, Kwan Ho Lee, Ulun Karacaoglu, Manish A. Hiranandani, Songnan Yang
  • Patent number: 10664018
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a foldable display panel and its support plate. The support plate includes a folding area and a non-folding area, arranged in a X direction. The folding area includes a plurality of connecting units, the connecting units are arranged in the X direction and extend in the Y direction, which is perpendicular to the X direction. Adjacent connecting units are connected to each other. The width of each connecting unit in the Y direction is gradually decreased. The foldable display device further includes a buffer layer, disposed between the foldable display panel and the plurality of connecting units, and an anti-stretch film above the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingteng Zhai
  • Patent number: 10667450
    Abstract: Provided are a carrier tape feeding device, a chip mounting system, and a chip mounting method. The carrier tape feeding device includes: a transfer unit for transferring a first carrier tape and a second carrier tape sequentially to a chip mounting apparatus; a rotation unit selectively engaged to a part of the first carrier tape with which a part of the second carrier tape contacts, and for transferring the second carrier tape to the transfer unit; a detecting sensor unit for detecting sequential existence of the first carrier tape or the second carrier tape supplied to the transfer unit, and existence of the second carrier tape supplied to the rotation unit; and a controller for determining existence of the first carrier tape based on a signal detected by the detecting sensor unit, and controlling at least one of the transfer unit and the rotation unit to be driven based on the existence of the first carrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hanwha Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimiyuki Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10667416
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a foldable device and a method for installing the same, and belongs to the field of electronic technology. The foldable device includes: a first housing, a second housing, a flexible display screen, a rotating shaft and a flexible covering layer, wherein the first housing and the second housing are connected by the rotating shaft, the flexible covering layer is respectively connected to the first housing and the second housing and surrounds the outer side of the rotating shaft, and the flexible display screen is respectively connected to the first housing and the second housing and is located on the inner sides of the first housing, the second housing, and the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinwei Si
  • Patent number: 10651877
    Abstract: Provided are a shell structure and a terminal device. The shell structure includes a first shell; herein, multiple lock catch structures are installed on an inner surface of the first shell and a first through hole is formed by the lock catch structure. A damping plate and a compression part are sequentially arranged in a direction facing the first shell in the first through hole, and the first through hole is connected with the damping plate in a clamping way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10623040
    Abstract: Devices and systems are provided for vaping. Exemplary devices include a case for an electronic device that comprises a form factor having a length, a width and a thickness that are greater than those of the electronic device. The backside of the case has a first cavity with a first bottom formed within, wherein the cavity is formed to flushly accept and hold the electronic device. The case also includes a rechargeable battery contained in a battery storage cavity within the form factor and an electronically operated vapor producing device moveably connected along the exterior edge and at least partially replacing the exterior edge. The cellular phone and the electronically operated vapor producing device are electrically connectable to the rechargeable battery via one or more electric conductors passing through the form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: David Thayne Martin, Phillip Hickman
  • Patent number: 10619910
    Abstract: The present invention provides a refrigerator and a manufacturing method thereof. The refrigerator comprises: a refrigerator body, and at least one door body configured to close the refrigerator body. The at least one door body comprises a front panel, a rear panel, and side panels respectively connected to the front panel and the rear panel to form a foaming space. The front panel is made of a metal material, and is provided with a plurality of irregular run-through accommodating holes, each of which is in a predetermined shape. The at least one door body further comprises a display unit arranged in the foaming space and partially embedded in the accommodating holes, and a control unit configured to control the display unit to be in a light-emitting state or a normal display state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Zhang, Enpin Xia, Guoshun He, Xiaobing Zhu
  • Patent number: 10618326
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a mounting portion in which a container is detachably mounted through an opening, an opening and closing cover that is attached to be rotatable by being bent and deformed and is rotated between an open position where an opening is open and a closed position where the opening is closed around a rotation shaft provided on one end side, a mounting portion side deformation regulating portion (second eaves portion) that is provided on a side of mounting portion, and a cover side deformation regulating portion (protruding portion) disposed to face so as to be capable of coming into contact with the mounting portion side deformation regulating portion when the opening and closing cover is present at the closed position in a case in which the opening and closing cover is bent and deformed is provided on a side of an opening and closing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Tamai
  • Patent number: 10611681
    Abstract: A strengthened glass having a stress profile that differs from error-function and parabolic profiles. Stress relaxation and thermal annealing/diffusion effects, which occur at longer ion exchange and/or anneal times increase the depth of compression of the surface layer. A method of achieving these effects is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Pascale Oram, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Vitor Marino Schneider, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10603843
    Abstract: A curved display bonding apparatus includes an upper adsorption mechanism to which a display is adsorbed, a flexible stage having a deformable outer appearance, and a wire stage on which a curved glass is seated, wherein the wire stage includes a plurality of wires, at least some of which are located above the flexible stage, such that the curved glass is seated on outer surfaces of the wires, at least a pair of the plurality of wires are spaced apart from each other, and the plurality of wires are seated on the flexible stage or are spaced apart from the flexible stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Daehong Kim
  • Patent number: 10608022
    Abstract: The present application provides an array substrate and a display device. The array substrate includes a substrate provided with a display region and a non-display region. The display region is configured to display. The non-display region includes a groove region. The groove region has a light transmittance greater than that of the display region. The display device includes the above-described array substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Kunshan Go-Visionox Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiwei Zhou, Xiuqi Huang, Siming Hu, Yanqin Song, Weilong Li, Zhenzhen Han
  • Patent number: 10608201
    Abstract: A foldable display apparatus includes a display panel that is foldable, and an expansion member located in a folding part of the display panel, the expansion member being expandable in response to stimulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ohjune Kwon, Seungwook Kwon, Hyojeong Kwon, Doohwan Kim, Minsang Kim, Seungyong Song
  • Patent number: 10609191
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device and a glass plate forming at least half of one side of an electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device includes a camera disposed below the glass plate. The glass plate includes an outer surface facing a first direction. The glass plate also includes an inner surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction. The least one of the outer surface and the inner surface includes a first portion where at least a part of a lens of the camera is exposed, and the first portion includes a different curvature from a peripheral portion around the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hyun Kim, Kyung Min Kwak, Hyoung Do Heo, Jong Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10606317
    Abstract: A curved backboard assembly includes a curved metal plate and a curved plastic plate mounted to the curved metal plate. The curved metal plate includes longitudinal positioning slots and a set of transverse positioning slots, and the curved plastic plate includes longitudinal positioning pawls and a set of transverse positioning pawls. Each of the longitudinal positioning pawls is received into and set in engagement with one of the longitudinal positioning slots. The curved plastic plate is compressible to allow the transverse positioning pawls to be respectively received into and set in engagement with the transverse positioning slots and a spring force exerted by the curved plastic plate keeps the transverse positioning pawls in the transverse position slots. A curved display device that includes the above curved backboard assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10606218
    Abstract: A composite housing of an electronic device can include a substrate having a shape that partially defines an internal volume of the electronic device and includes ceramic fibers arranged in a weave pattern and embedded in a matrix material. The composite housing can also include an overmold material at least partially surrounding the substrate and an antenna integrated into the overmold material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Scott W. Slabaugh
  • Patent number: 10600576
    Abstract: A wet electrolytic surface mount capacitor has a body defining an interior area and having a fill port formed through a wall of the body. A capacitive element is positioned in an interior of the body and is isolated from the body. A surface mount anode termination is in electrical communication with the capacitive element and isolated from the body. A surface mount cathode termination is in electrical communication with the body. An electrolyte is contained in the interior area of the body, and is introduced into the interior area of the body through the fill port. A fill port plug is positioned adjacent the fill port. A fill port cover compresses the fill port plug against the fill port to seal the fill port, and may be welded in place. A method of forming the capacitor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: VISHAY SPRAGUE, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Eidelman, Pavel Vaisman, Gabi Shilo, Evgeny Petukhov, Andrey Mitiagin
  • Patent number: 10592042
    Abstract: A holster is provided to receive a radio (mobile communications device). The radio is operatively equipped with a front-facing touchscreen. The holster is equipped with an optical reflector. The optical reflector is adapted to change the direction of light rays passing through it in order to reflect only a portion of the front-facing touchscreen to a top window located within the holster. The top window and the touchscreen are substantially perpendicular to each other. The holster is equipped with at least one capacitive touch extension element that couples the top window to a point on the touchscreen to control an interface element on the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Wai Mun Lee, Wooi Ping Teoh, Chun Wen Ooi
  • Patent number: 10595426
    Abstract: There is disclosed a display device comprising a display unit comprising a display panel; an AV box configured to form an electric control unit; and a first cable configured to electrically connect the display unit with the AV box, wherein the display unit comprises a source PCB provided in an upper end of a rear surface of the display panel; a second cable configured to connect the upper end of the rear surface of the display panel with an upper end of the source PCB; an interface board provided in a lower end of the source PCB and electrically connected with the source PCB; a third cable configured to connect one side of the interface board with the source PCB; and a module cover configured to cover the rear surface of the display panel, and the first cable is configured to connect the other side of the interface board with the AV box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Seunghak Ryu
  • Patent number: 10588228
    Abstract: A length of an expandable mechanism of a hinge in a case where a first face of a first housing and a second face of a second housing are disposed facing each other is longer than a length of the expandable mechanism of the hinge in a case where a back face of the first face of the first housing and a back face of the second face of the second housing are disposed facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayuki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10584543
    Abstract: A subsurface hanger apparatus for suspending an electrical submersible pump in subsurface tubing of a well includes a spool assembly having: a tubular shaped spool housing, a spool electrical pad, and a spool cable lead extending out of the spool housing. The apparatus also includes a hanger assembly having a cylindrical hanger housing, a hanger electrical pad, a hanger cable lead extending out of the hanger assembly in a direction opposite the spool cable lead, and a cable hanger sub circumscribing the hanger cable lead. The hanger electrical pad is positioned to engage the spool electrical pad when the hanger assembly is landed within, and supported by, the spool assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Rafael Adolfo Lastra
  • Patent number: 10587077
    Abstract: Disclosed is a card socket component, including a housing, a bearing plate, a cover, an elastic component and a card holder containing a tray and a baffle. The housing has a sliding groove and a through hole, a protrusion is disposed at an end of the sliding groove. The cover and the bearing plate define a receiving space directly facing the through hole. The elastic component is disposed in the receiving space and is configured to provide an opposite elastic force for the tray when the tray arrives at a bottom of the receiving space. A groove is provided on an end side surface of the baffle. When the baffle is at a first staying position, the protrusion is located outside the groove. When the baffle is at a second staying position, the protrusion is received in the groove. Also disclosed is an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun Yao
  • Patent number: 10571070
    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: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Larry B. Gray, Thomas A. Friedrich, Erik N. Sabin, John M. Kerwin, Richard J. Lanigan
  • Patent number: 10571962
    Abstract: In a mobile terminal, a second housing includes a second hinge configured to fit together with a first hinge to allow a flexible display to fold between a first housing and the second housing. The first housing includes a cutout portion configured to form a space for permitting elastic deformation of a bending portion of the flexible display that is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoh Araki, Tsuyoshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10575421
    Abstract: An electronic device having an enclosure formed from at least one glass cover and a peripheral structure formed adjacent the periphery of the glass cover is disclosed. The peripheral structure can be secured adjacent to the glass cover with an adhesive. The peripheral structure can be molded adjacent the glass cover so that a gapless interface is formed between the peripheral structure and the periphery of the glass cover. In one embodiment, the peripheral structure includes at least an inner peripheral structure and an outer peripheral structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David Pakula, Stephen Brian Lynch, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Lee Hua Tan
  • Patent number: 10564835
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling user interface containing multiple interface elements. The method may comprise: obtaining the initiation position of the focused interface element; obtaining a first moving direction being inputted; selecting at least one interface element except the first focus interface element as a second focus interface element at the first moving direction starting from the first focus interface element; and moving the plurality of interface elements along a second moving direction opposite to the first moving direction so as to move the second focus interface element to the initial position. Therefore, it is unnecessarily for the user to frequently roll his eyes to follow the movement of the focus, thereby relieving eye fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Yan, Jiangwei Liu, Yinglei Liang
  • Patent number: 10564682
    Abstract: A flexible electronic device includes a flexible display, a support structure, and two hinge mechanisms. With the pivoting of first and second arm units of each hinge mechanism toward each other, a first inner arm is rotated with and moved relative to a first outer arm to bring a first support plate from a horizontal state to an upright state, and a second inner arm is rotated with and moved relative to a second outer arm to bring a second support plate from a horizontal state to an upright state so as to provide a leeway distance between the first and second inner arms and provide a leeway between the first and second support plate for the flexible display to be bendably received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FOSITEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yang-Zhong Wu, Yu-Feng Xu
  • Patent number: 10568227
    Abstract: A system and approach that may connect communication modules together in a daisy chain fashion as an expansion bus. A communication module may be connected with a data bus and a voltage bus to a baseboard having a controller. The communication module may have a multi-port universal serial bus hub connected to the data bus from the expansion connector, an electronic device connected to the hub and the voltage regulator. Another communication module having a similar structure as the first communication module may be connected to the first communication module via a data bus between the multiport hub of the first expansion module and a universal serial bus hub of the other communication module, and may have a voltage bus connected to the voltage bus of the first communication module. More communication modules may be connected in a daisy chain or serial fashion to a preceding module, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Triplett
  • Patent number: 10567559
    Abstract: A sliding mechanism applicable in a terminal device includes: a sliding plate and a fixed plate arranged in a stacked way, wherein the sliding plate is provided with a slide rail on both sides in a sliding direction; a guide side of the fixed plate is accommodated in the slide rail, enabling the sliding plate to slide along the fixed plate; the guide side is provided with a guide rail protruding toward the slide rail, and the slide rail is provided with an elastic element, the elastic element sliding along the guide rail and being deformed; a gap is provided between the sliding plate and the fixed plate, and position stopping elements are correspondingly arranged on the fixed plate and at least one of the sliding plate or the slide rail, and configured to stop the sliding plate at a starting point and an ending point of sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tianbiao Luo, Zhengquan Wang, Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 10559489
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a display device includes a first jig including a first side, the first side having a concave groove for receiving a cover window, wherein the cover window includes a first planar portion, a first curved portion and a second curved portion, wherein the first and second curved portions are disposed at opposite ends of the first planar portion in a first direction, a second jig including a planar side for receiving a display panel, wherein when the second jig is moved in a second direction crossing the first direction with the display panel on the planar side, the display panel is disposed between the first and second curved portions of the cover window, and a pair of third jigs for supporting the first and second curved portions of the cover window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Han Son, Jun Ho Kwack, Se Hun Park, Young Kuil Joo
  • Patent number: 10555440
    Abstract: An apparatus, an information handling system (IHS) and a method for supporting air flow management in a rack includes attaching a baffle made of a non-porous material with vertically-spaced apertures or air flow directing (AFD) sections with flanges that direct cooling air flow from heat dissipating electronic components of the rack towards a rear of the rack. The baffle is attached to a rear section of a chassis of the IHS. The baffle provides physical separation of (i) a cold aisle located towards a front section of the rack and the electronic components inserted into the rack chassis from (ii) a hot aisle located towards a rear of the rack. The flanges of the AFD section folds inward towards the electronic components to create a funnel for receiving a flow of cooling air from the hot aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Edmond I. Bailey, Steven Embleton, Rene J. Salas
  • Patent number: 10539379
    Abstract: A heat dissipation component for a semiconductor element includes: a composite part containing 50-80 vol % diamond powder with the remainder having metal including aluminum, the diamond powder having a particle diameter volume distribution first peak at 5-25 ?m and a second peak at 55-195 ?m. A ratio between a volume distribution area at particle diameters of 1-35 ?m and a volume distribution area at particle diameters of 45-205 ?m is 1:9 to 4:6; surface layers on both composite part principal surfaces, each of the surface layers containing 80 vol % or more metal including aluminum and having a film thickness of 0.03-0.2 mm; and a crystalline Ni layer and an Au layer on at least one of the surface layers, the crystalline Ni layer having a film thickness of 0.5-6.5 ?m, and the Au layer having a film thickness of 0.05 ?m or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Ishihara, Takeshi Miyakawa, Kazunori Koyanagi
  • Patent number: 10540026
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display module configured to display an image and to be folded about a folding axis at a folding area defined on a plane; a support member below the display module; and a protective member between the display module and the support member. The support member includes a folding part overlapping the folding area and configured to be folded about the folding axis, and the folding part includes a plurality of joint portions extending parallel to the folding axis and connected to each other. Each of the joint portions includes a support surface supporting the display module, and when the support member is folded, a cusp point is formed between adjacent ones of the support surfaces on a cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Changmin Park
  • Patent number: 10534402
    Abstract: A display device includes a roller, and a display module wound around the roller or unwound from the roller. The display module includes a display panel, and a plurality of supporters disposed at a rear portion of the display panel while expending in a horizontal direction and supporting the display panel. Each supporter has a height 0.1-0.6 times greater than a radius of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yunjoo Kim, Kyeongdong Kim, Seonkyu Kim, Hoyoung Kim, Sungjin Ahn
  • Patent number: 10536181
    Abstract: A protective case, sized and shaped to encase a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet computer, includes a top section and a bottom section. The top section and bottom section are capable of being engaged to one another in a closed relationship, in which the mobile device may be hermetically sealed or isolated from the outside environment. The top section and bottom section may be readily engaged to or disengaged from one another. Embodiments of the protective case may include membrane that includes a first membrane portion and a second membrane portion, the membrane portions having different qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HIT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Brooks Bergreen, David Keddie Brown, Lixin Deng, Xiuhong Deng
  • Patent number: 10531582
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a housing, a roller located within the housing, a display panel having a front surface for displaying a screen and a back surface facing the front surface, the display panel being wound on the roller, and a plate wound on the roller, and coupled to back surface of the display panel, the plate having an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehoon Park, Jaekun Kim, Manin Baek, Bosung Lee
  • Patent number: 10530913
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a flexible electronic device. The flexible electronic device may comprise: a flexible display; a first housing and a second housing to which the flexible display is coupled; a multi-joint hinge for connecting the first housing and the second housing to allow the electronic device to be folded; a flexible cover for covering at least a portion of the first housing, the multi-joint hinge, and at least a portion of the second housing; and a shape preservation unit for holding an appearance session of the electronic device, is the shape preservation unit which is located between the multi joint hinge and the flexible cover. In addition, various embodiments based on the technical idea of the present invention are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seonkeun Park, Donghun Kim, Yuguen Kim, Hyunkeun Son, Jinsang Hwang
  • Patent number: 10528779
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a main body having a first surface and a second surface, and a first camera. The main body is divided into nine divisional matrix regions. The second surface is attachable to a barcode reader module. The barcode reader module has a second camera for reading a barcode. When the barcode reader module is attached to the second surface, the second camera is readable the barcode in a state that the second surface is directed to the barcode and the second camera is located in the second region of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Mochizuki, Yasuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10520760
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a system for manufacturing an optical display element, which manufactures an optical display element by laminating optical films on both planes of a rectangular panel, includes: a panel supply unit supplying the panel; a panel transport unit transporting the supplied panel; a first laminating unit laminating the optical film onto a first plane of the panel in a direction parallel to a panel transport direction; and a second laminating unit laminating the optical film onto a second plane of the panel so that an absorption axis direction of the optical film is orthogonal to the absorption axis direction of the optical film laminated onto the first plane of the panel, in which when a panel supply direction set to be parallel to the panel transport direction between a longitudinal direction of an initial long edge and the longitudinal direction of an initial short edge of the panel supplied by the panel supply unit and a first laminating direction set so as to laminate the opti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Beom Seok Lee, Suk Jae Lee, Kyung Hyeok Park, San Park, Hang Suk Choi, Eung Jin Jang, Bong Su Jeung, Jea Han Ryoo
  • Patent number: 10515251
    Abstract: A screen assembly with a fingerprint module includes: a transparent cover, a display module, and a fingerprint module. The display module is fixed to an inner surface of the transparent cover, and the display module includes a display area and a non-display area. The transparent cover has a fingerprint opening, and at least a portion of the fingerprint opening is in a projection area of the non-display area on the transparent cover. The fingerprint module is fixed to the transparent cover and is located in the fingerprint opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Cai
  • Patent number: 10514733
    Abstract: A computer case including a frame, a motherboard stand and a motherboard extension stand is provided. The frame includes a front plate, a rear plate, a top plate and a bottom plate. The motherboard stand is adjacent to the top plate and the rear plate. The motherboard extension stand is connected to the motherboard stand and has a first position or a second position. When the motherboard extension stand is located at the first position, the motherboard extension stand and the motherboard stand are disposed in parallel, and two sides of the motherboard extension stand are respectively connected to the motherboard stand and the front plate. When the motherboard extension stand is located at the second position, the motherboard extension stand is parallel to the front plate and the rear plate, and located between the front plate and the rear plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Pang Hsu, Hung-Hsing Chiu, Chia-Hsiang Kao, Chun-Wei Yeh
  • Patent number: 10514565
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus capable of realizing the reduction in thickness and border width even in a case of the curved display and keeping a display quality successfully. The display apparatus is equipped with: a liquid-crystal panel prepared by enclosing a liquid-crystal material between a pair of glass substrates being opposed to each other; a light guide plate being opposed to the liquid-crystal panel and being made of glass; and an optical sheet arranged between the liquid-crystal panel and the light guide plate; and a frame body which joins respective peripheral portions of the liquid-crystal panel and the light guide plate with a predetermined distance between the liquid-crystal panel and the light guide plate, and having a flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Takobe, Nobuhiro Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10500820
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus includes: a first jig including at least one curved portion; a second jig opposing the first jig; a pad portion on the second jig; a tube between the first jig and the pad portion, the tube contractable and expandable by a fluid to be injected thereinto; a pressure regulator to regulate a pressure of a fluid injected into the tube; and a fluid moving portion connecting the tube and the pressure regulator. A laminating method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soochan Lee, Hirokazu Ishii, Katsuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10503210
    Abstract: Disclosed are a folding device of a foldable display and a display device having the same. The folding device is rotatable sequentially or in stages through a plurality of unit hinges rotated relative to one another about multiple axes. Therefore, the folding device is applicable to both an inner folding type and an outer folding type, and the respective unit hinges are rotated by gear motions and may thus be stably rotated and assure reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dai-Yun Lee, Jun-Hyung Kim, Seung-O Jeon, Young-Joon Yun, Shin-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10503333
    Abstract: A touch panel including a substrate, first electrodes, second electrodes, and an insulating layer is provided. Each first electrode includes first pad portions and first connection portions, and each first connection portion connects two adjacent first pad portions. Each second electrode includes second pad portions and second connection portions, and each second connection portion connects two adjacent second pad portions. The first electrodes and the second electrodes are located on the same side of the substrate, and the first connection portions and the second connection portions cross each other. The insulating layer is located between the first connection portions and the second connection portions. The first electrodes and the second electrodes include a metal mesh layer and a transparent conductive layer. At least one of the first connection portions and the second connection portions includes the metal mesh layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HENGHAO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tzu-Jung Chiang, Shan-Chen Huang, Yung-Chih Liu, Ching-Fang Wong
  • Patent number: 10505576
    Abstract: A support device for a portable terminal includes a placement portion configured to place a portable terminal having a hand belt mounted to a back surface of the portable terminal and configured to receive a user's hand. The placement portion includes: a terminal placement surface configured to support the back surface of the portable terminal; and a belt-receiving recessed portion, which has a shape recessed with respect to the terminal placement surface in a direction perpendicular to the terminal placement surface and is configured to receive the hand belt of the portable terminal placed on the placement portion. The support device for a portable terminal is configured to support the portable terminal placed on the placement portion under a state in which the portable terminal is inclined rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihisa Iwata, Satoru Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10498384
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transmitting signals that are magnetically latched at a receiver. In embodiments, a signal isolator comprises a transmitter and a receiver on separate die. Signal disruptions may be minimized. In embodiments, the transmitter and/or receiver can be monitored for proper operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Briano
  • Patent number: 10492724
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor may include a stretchable substrate, a first conductor assembly disposed on the substrate, a second conductor assembly disposed on the substrate and above the first conductor, and a redundancy member coupled to the one of the conductor assemblies. A capacitive sensor may include a first serpentine conductor assembly disposed on the substrate and having first and second terminal ends coupled to the substrate, a second serpentine conductor assembly disposed above and overlapping the first conductor assembly and having first and second terminal ends coupled to the substrate, wherein each of the terminal ends of the first conductor assembly is offset from the corresponding terminal ends of the second conductor assemblies. A sensor system may include a stretchable sensor, an electronics module coupled to the stretchable sensor, and a strain relief member extending from the stretchable sensor and coupling to the electronics module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Bryce Beamer
  • Patent number: 10487550
    Abstract: A support device for a foldable flexible screen and a display device using the same. The support device includes a first support plate and a second support plate, configured to support and fix a flexible screen; and at least one rotating shaft assembly, configured to connect the first support plate and the second support plate such that the first support plate and the second support plate are able to rotate relative to each other. One of the first support plate and the second support plate is provided with a sliding groove, and one side of the rotating shaft assembly is provided with a rotating shaft; the rotating shaft is slidable and rotatable within the sliding groove; and an extension direction of the sliding groove is not perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the support plate where the sliding groove is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shangchieh Chu