Computer Related Housing Or Mounting Assemblies Patents (Class 361/679.02)
  • Patent number: 10366384
    Abstract: A payment terminal device attenuates or turns on a backlight illuminating a display of a touch panel displaying a screen relating to payment processing when information relating to the payment processing is printed in a print module. In addition, the payment terminal device turns off the attenuated or turned off backlight, after the printing of the information relating to the payment processing is finished by the print module. When the printer is operated, by pausing or suspending a part of a function or a process, a total amount of current flowing into a power supply stored inside a housing is reduced and power consumption is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Sasaki, Kyohei Kida
  • Patent number: 10359809
    Abstract: An electronic device may include: a foldable body transitionable between an unfolded state and a folded state; a flexible display device disposed on a front face of the body, the flexible display being foldable together with the body; and a cover that enclosing at least a portion of a rear face of the body, the cover being foldable together with the body. The flexible display may include an exposed region that remains visible when the foldable body is in the folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woon-Geun Kwak, Jung-Sik Park, Jae-Ouk Chung, Do-Hun Cha, Kyung-Jung Kim, Seung-Won Oh
  • Patent number: 10338330
    Abstract: The optical transceiver includes a case that has a second engagement portion engaging with a first engagement portion provided in the cage to prevent the optical transceiver from being ejected from the cage, a slider that moves relative to the case in the first direction with respect to the case, and a pusher that is oscillatably supported by the case via an oscillation shaft extending in a second direction and disengages the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion from each other by pushing the first engagement portion in a third direction while being interlocked with a movement of the slider. The oscillation shaft is positioned in an ejecting direction with respect to an interlocking part of the slider and the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yuko Takeuchi, Hidemi Sone, Masato Hino
  • Patent number: 10320960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metal frame for a mobile communication terminal, manufactured using extruding and a die casting die. The metal frame for the mobile communication terminal, manufactured using extrusion and the die casting die includes a housing frame formed by cutting a metal preform having a square pipe shape obtained by extruding a metal material such as an aluminum alloy to have a square ring shape having a hollow square cross section to form an edge exterior of the mobile communication terminal and a bracket frame formed by inserting the housing frame into the die casting die and injecting a molten metal thereinto to be a flat panel member which supports a display panel and a main board of the mobile communication terminal inside the housing frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: TIANJIN M&C ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunghyun Roh
  • Patent number: 10312625
    Abstract: A memory card reader body of a generally parallelepiped shape has a slot for insertion of a memory card and a housing to receive a memory card connector. The reader body has an upper cover and a lower base. The upper cover is made out of metal and the reader body further includes a printed-circuit board affixed to an upper face of the upper cover. The printed-circuit board includes at least one protection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Jerome Andre, Stephane Pavageau, Olivier Berthiaud, Yann Granddidier
  • Patent number: 10292301
    Abstract: A coupling assembly includes a slide rail assembly and a cable management device. The slide rail assembly includes a first rail and a second rail. The first rail is displaceable relative to the second rail. The cable management device includes a first cable management arm, a second cable management arm, a member and a connecting member. The second cable management arm pivots with respect to the first cable management arm. The member pivots with respect to the first cable management arm. The connecting member is displaceable relative to the member. The second cable management arm is configured to connect to the second rail. The first cable management arm is connected to the first rail using the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD., KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chiang-Hsueh Fang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10176133
    Abstract: A smart device with no AP includes: a central processing module for running an operation system and applications; a peripheral control module for connecting peripherals; and a message mechanism connected with the central processing module and the peripheral control module for transmitting messages therebetween. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, data transfer is provided by a shared memory of the two modules, and the messages simulate data exchanges in a USB transfer layer for connecting the peripherals to the central processing module as a USB compound device. The present invention disperses complexity of hardware and software of the smart device to the two modules for being provided easily. General CPU manufacturers and mobile phone chip manufacturers can avoid the complexity of AP with the present invention for easily joining a competition of the smart device such as a smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Song Zhou
  • Patent number: 10140018
    Abstract: A flexible device is provided. The flexible device includes a main body, a flexible display fixed to a first face of the main body, an auxiliary display disposed on a first region of a second face of the main body that is opposite to the first face, and a cover coupled to the second face to be movable while facing the second face of the main body. The cover is configured to have an area to cover the whole of the second face of the main body, and to be moved when the main body is curved, bent, or folded. The auxiliary display is closed by the cover in a state where the flexible device is unfolded, and the auxiliary display is opened in a state where the flexible device is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Iksang Kim, Bumsoo Park, Dong Hun Kim, Seonkeun Park, Jooho Seo, Jinie Ryu
  • Patent number: 10133322
    Abstract: A computer assembly, having a generally parallelepiped shape with regard to a set of three orthogonal axis XYZ, includes a mother board and an auxiliary board, a first cooling loop with a first heat-intake exchanger in contact with at least one processing unit of the mother board, and a first heat-discharge exchanger, and fluid connections, a second cooling loop with a second heat-intake exchanger in contact with at least one processing unit of the auxiliary board, and a second heat-discharge exchanger, and fluid connections. The first heat-discharge exchanger comprises a first strength member extending at least along a plane XZ and a plurality of first air-cooled fins. The second heat-discharge exchanger comprises a second strength member extending at least along a plane YZ a plurality of second air-cooled fins. The first strength member is fixed to the second strength member to form thereby the structural chassis of the computer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CALYOS SA
    Inventors: Quentin Bouve, Clément Derelle, Nicolas Depret
  • Patent number: 10133314
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having several features is disclosed. The device can include a retention member that retains flexible circuits extending from a top portion to a bottom portion of the device, thereby allowing some components to be moved from a top portion of the device to a bottom portion. The device may include a cover plate can be secured with a display in the top portion to cover the retention member and other internal components. The device can include an omni-directional port designed to receive a connector different orientations and provide power to the device. The device can include a flexible keyboard having butterfly keycaps. The device can include an array of openings for an audio driver, with some of the array including through holes and blind holes. The device can also include a touch pad having a force feedback sensor and a haptic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Houtan R. Farahani, Craig C. Leong, Matthew W. Blum, Zheng Gao, Kevin M. Robinson, Keith J. Hendren
  • Patent number: 10112670
    Abstract: A protective case for a handheld electronic device is provided. The protective case can include a removable mounting system comprised of an interlocking member and a plurality of mounting bases. The protective case may further include a non-slip member to prevent the device from slipping on a surface and a magnet for attaching the device to a magnetic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ROKFORM IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Whitten, Bernhard Leitner, Craig Erion
  • Patent number: 10108221
    Abstract: A reduced-volume all-in-one computer includes a shell, a display unit received in the shell, a supporting brace, a host adapter, and a transfer board. The display unit includes a display port. The supporting brace includes a base and a supporting member and the host adapter is received in the supporting member and integrates numerous electronic elements of a computer system. The electronic elements include a central processing unit, a memory chip, an image processor, and a memory. The transfer board in the supporting member includes a power port and a video port connecting to the display port. The transfer board is connected to the host adapter and forms a communication bridge between the host adapter and the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Bao Gu, Chen-Xi Yang, Wen-Hsiang Hung
  • Patent number: 10109835
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided for stacked electric power modules. Each of the electric power modules includes a front board, a back board, a top board, a bottom board, a left side board, a right side board, and a battery pack contained in the electric power module. The back board of the electric power module includes a connector module mounted thereto and the connector module includes at least one power connector connected to the battery pack and at least one signal connector. The at least one power connector and the at least one signal connector of the connector module are arranged to project beyond a horizontal surface of the top board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Formosa Electronic Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Kuo-Shun Yang
  • Patent number: 10111354
    Abstract: An storage carrier, having a body, the body having a substrate, a first frame board and a second frame board, with the first and second frame boards disposed at two opposite ends of the substrate, respectively, allowing a receiving space to be formed between the first frame board and the second frame board and adapted to receive and position an storage device. First positioning portions and second positioning portions are disposed on opposing inner sides of the first frame board and the second frame board and engaged with fixing holes of the storage device, respectively, with the first positioning portions being of higher structural rigidity than the second positioning portions, where a panel is coupled to another end of the substrate and positioned proximate to the first frame board and the second frame board, with a lid movably pivotally connected to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CHENBRO MICOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tseng-Hsun Hu
  • Patent number: 10099506
    Abstract: A deep black housing for a handheld electronic device is disclosed having one or more high resolution, bleached markings. The bleached markings are significantly lighter than the housing and exhibit a smooth appearance. Methods for preparing a housing having the finish and markings are also disclosed, including housings for use in mobile phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Walker, Duy P. Le, Burak Metin, Junjie Xu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10098246
    Abstract: A retractable display configured as a plurality of interlinked display subassemblies or panels, a transport box having a lid configured to enclose the display system, the box or subassemblies having a rack system configured to support the plurality of linked display subassemblies in the transport box, a lift mechanism configured to assemble and disassemble the plurality of releasably interlinked display subassemblies into a seamless display, and an alignment system configured to align one display subassembly with a neighboring display subassembly and thus, functions as a rugged self-contained transport box of a plurality of interlinked display subassemblies capable of automated assembly into a seamless display larger than its transport box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Nanolumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Craig Cope, Douglas Andrew Price, Drew Fredrick Meincke
  • Patent number: 10097020
    Abstract: A system for securely storing and charging a mobile device includes an AC-connectable device, such as a multi-function printer or photocopier, having a charging area and a power source, wherein a mobile device such as a smartphone, a tablet computer, an e-reader or a portable rechargeable battery pack, is charged by placing the mobile device in the charging area and attaching the device to the power source. The charging area allows for the mobile device to be secured to or within the AC-connectable device. The mobile device may also be used to power the AC-connectable device when it is not connected to an AC power source. The system also optionally provides for cleaning, sanitizing or drying of the mobile device while it is in the charging area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Duc Phu Truong
  • Patent number: 10096562
    Abstract: A power module package includes a single-layered circuit board, a first electronic component, and a second electronic component. The single-layered circuit board includes an insulating substrate and a conductive layer thereon. A bottom surface of the conductive layer touches a top surface of the insulating substrate. The insulating substrate has plural first openings to allow the conductive layer to be exposed from the bottom surface of the insulating substrate. The first electronic component is disposed on a top surface of the conductive layer. The second electronic component is disposed on the bottom surface of the insulating substrate and received in the first openings. The second electronic component is connected to the conductive layer via the first openings. At least one of the first electronic component and the second electronic component is a bare die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Le Liang, Kai Lu, Zhen-Qing Zhao, Zeng Li
  • Patent number: 10090877
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system for housing a device are described. The housing may include top and bottom members that may be removably coupled together so as to form the housing. The bottom member includes a bottom peripheral portion having a sound transmission portion configured to allow sound to traverse through the bottom member. The sound transmission portion is positioned on a back surface of the bottom peripheral portion proximate a speaker portion of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is encased by the protective encasement. The speaker transmission port includes a plurality of apertures translating from the interior surface of the bottom member to the external surface of the bottom member and an acoustic vent membrane overlaying the plurality of apertures, the acoustic vent membrane configured to allow sound but not water to pass through the acoustic vent membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TreeFrog Developments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Rayner
  • Patent number: 10082827
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of securing the appearance quality and the durability of products while having a foldable configuration. The portable information device has a backbone member provided throughout and between the inner surface of one edge portion of a first chassis member and the inner surface of one edge portion of a second chassis member so as to cover a gap between the one edge portion of the first chassis member and the one edge portion of the second chassis member connected by a hinge mechanism. The backbone member is provided to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the first chassis member so as to be slidable in an X direction from the second chassis member to the first chassis member along the inner surface, and is non-slidably fixed to the inner surface of the one edge portion of the second chassis member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Takehito Yamauchi, Masayuki Amano, Kenji Watamura, Seita Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10073497
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a first housing, a display module, a system circuit board, a first wireless transmission circuit board, and a second wireless transmission circuit board. The first housing has a back cover. The display module is disposed in the first housing, and the display module has a first surface capable of display images and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The second surface faces the back cover. The display module includes a display circuit board. The first wireless transmission circuit board is electrically connected to the system circuit board. The second wireless transmission circuit board is electrically connected to the display circuit board. The first wireless transmission circuit board is configured to transmit a first signal and a first voltage to the second wireless transmission circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pin-Hsiung Liao
  • Patent number: 10063004
    Abstract: A controller assembly includes a plurality of controller units, and a heat dissipating unit interposed between the controller units. Male and female connectors are disposed in the controller units, and the connectors thereof are fitted to female and male connectors of the heat dissipating unit to thereby establish electrical contact therebetween. Upon driving electric actuators, heat generated in circuit boards of the controller units is dissipated to the exterior through a plurality of heat dissipating protrusions provided on the heat dissipating unit, so that heat generating sources of the circuit boards are cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Iijima, Atsushi Fujiwara, Takeshi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10063677
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge, which can be a multi-link hinge, couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. A flexible display is coupled to the first device housing and the second device housing and spans the hinge. The flexible display is to deform when the first device housing pivots about the hinge relative to the second device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Alberto R Cavallaro, Roger W Harmon
  • Patent number: 10062633
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate unit configured to improve heat dissipation efficiency while preventing workability from degrading at the time of assembly. A substrate unit includes: a substrate that has one surface on having a conductive pattern, and includes an opening; a conductive member that includes a main portion is fixed to the other surface of the substrate, and at least one terminal of an electronic component is electrically connected via the opening; and a heat dissipation member is fixed to a surface of the conductive member opposite a substrate side surface thereof, wherein the conductive member is provided with an extension portion that extends from the main portion of the conductive member and to which an external device is to be electrically connected, the extension portion intersecting a plane that extends along the heat dissipation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shungo Hiratani, Hideaki Tahara, Kazuyoshi Ohara, Munsoku O, Hideo Morioka, Arinobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10042388
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling functions associated with a touch-sensitive device (100) capable of being worn by a user. The touch-sensitive device (100) includes a substrate (110) with an outside surface (112) and an inside surface (114) opposite from the outside surface (112). A first contact sensing component (120) generates a first signal upon detection of a first contact with the outside surface (112), and a second contact sensing component (130) generates a second signal upon detection of a second contact with the inside surface (114). A processor (140) may be configured to interface with the first contact sensing component (120) and the second contact sensing component (130) and perform operations including: analyzing the first signal and the second signal to determine that a predetermined condition is satisfied, and in response to the analyzing, initiating a function associated with the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Dickinson, Rachid M. Alameh
  • Patent number: 10028397
    Abstract: An electronic device having several modifications designed to prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device includes a SIM tray having a sealing element designed to provide a seal at an opening that receives the SIM tray. The sealing element may include a first section and a second section extending from the first section, with the first section designed to bend with respect to (and in some cases collapse onto) the second section. The electronic device may further include an audio module fitted with a sealing element. The sealing element may include extensions extending away from a main body of the sealing element, with some extension designed to engage the audio module, and other extensions designed to engage an audio module interface. The sealing element provides a seal against liquid ingress into the audio module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ying Zhao, Timothy S. Lui, Tyler B. Cater, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin J. Pope, David A. Hurrell, Christopher R. Xydis, Edward S. Huo, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Michael W. Firka, Martin J. Auclair, Kurtis J. Mundell, Salome Bavetta, Paul Leutheuser, Hani Esmaeili, Kevin M. Froese, Ihtesham H. Chowdhury, Tang Yew Tan, Eric W. Bates, Yaocheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10003370
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile device having an alternative user interface that is capable of wirelessly controlling the operations of the mobile device is disclosed. The alternative user interface is displaced from the corresponding user interface on the mobile device and is programmable and paired or otherwise wirelessly connected to the mobile device via a Bluetooth or other suitable wireless interface or protocol. A software application residing on the mobile can facilitate wireless operation of the mobile device features by the additional user interface on the case. Wireless user control via the alternative user interface controls on the case, for example, may be of one or more of the operations of a camera feature of the mobile device or may be any other operation of the mobile device. The protective case can be formed of multiple components that are user separable from another to allow for modular and independent functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventor: Andy Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 9980401
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for an enclosed electronic device locking or releasing a latching member includes a rotating assembly, a sliding member defining a notch, an elastic member, and an electromagnet. The rotating assembly comprises two brackets and a rotating member. The rotating member comprises an opening. Opposite sides of the opening define a pulling portion and a resisting portion. Opposite ends of the elastic member connect to the pulling portion and the sliding member. The latching member resists against the resisting portion to rotate the rotating member. The sliding member moves to the latching member by the elastic member to make the notch engage with the latching member. The notch is removed from the latching member by the electromagnet, the sliding member pulls the elastic member to rotate the rotating member. The resisting portion resists against the latching member to remove the latching member from the sliding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen-Jie Wang, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 9971609
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a control system. The control system includes, a BMC managing a host computer, the BMC including a first processor and BMC firmware executed on the first processor, is to monitor temperature readings of a plurality of temperature sensors of the host computer. The control system further includes a thermal watchdog temperature sensor installed at a predetermined location of a host computer and monitoring a working temperature at the predetermined location of the host computer. The control system includes a thermal watchdog module dedicated for the host computer, independent of the BMC firmware, and in communication with the thermal watchdog temperature sensor through a communications link. The thermal watchdog module is configured to retrieve a temperature reading of the thermal watchdog temperature sensor through the communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventors: Venkatesan Balakrishnan, Padma Devaraj, Anand Krishnan Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 9965442
    Abstract: A system for a system and method for provisioning of modular compute resources within a system design are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 2, LLC
    Inventors: David Borland, Arnold Thomas Schnell, Mark Davis
  • Patent number: 9965001
    Abstract: A computer enclosure with a mounting assembly for accurately positioning, attaching, and supporting a circuit board within an enclosure or module without tools or fasteners. The mounting assembly includes a number of components and features that act as low-cost, tool-less mechanisms for mounting and fastening a circuit board within an enclosure with accurate locating of the board for later mating with other boards and/or electrical connectors. The mounting assembly allows for a circuit board to be installed and securely mounted to an enclosure without hardware, fasteners, and tools. This is accomplished through components that were designed and engineered to provide accurate positioning of the board within the enclosure when the board is snapped into place with a single hand of the installer and without the use of tools for fastening the board in a predefined location within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabrielle Kariann Stetor, Andres Gabriel Hofmann, Eric Munro Innes
  • Patent number: 9949383
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises a frame used for accommodating edges of a display panel, and a backplate that is arranged on a back side of the display panel, wherein the backplate contacts the frame and is connected with the frame through a connector. The backplate and the frame can be connected with each other stably by the connector, so that the display device has a stable structure, and the reliability of the display device can be effectively improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dehua Li, Yu Chun Hsiao, Gang Yu
  • Patent number: 9910458
    Abstract: A display device 10 includes a flexible display panel having a display surface 11a and flexibility, display support portions 12 supporting the flexible display panel from a side opposite to the display surface 11a side, a hinge portion 13 supporting the two adjacent display support portions 12 to be rotatable, and an angle restricting portion 18 mounted on each of hinge parts 15, 16 and including at least a stopper projection 19 and a stopper hole 20 that are stopped by each other when an angle formed by the two adjacent display supporting portions 12 reaches a predetermined value, the two adjacent display supporting portions 12 being rotated according to bending of the flexible display panel 11 from the flat state and the angle being formed by the two adjacent display supporting portions 12 that are rotated, and the angle restricting portion 18 restricting the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriko Watanabe, Akiko Itoh
  • Patent number: 9885841
    Abstract: Fiber optic connectors and adapters may be automatically secured and released via a management system. Such automation may inhibit accidental and/or unauthorized insertion of fiber optic connectors into adapter ports. The automation also may inhibit accidental and/or unauthorized removal of the fiber optic connectors from the adapter ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul John Pepe, Joseph C. Coffey
  • Patent number: 9887555
    Abstract: A mobile computing device includes a body having a front side and a back side, and an easel adapted to fit in a first position within an indentation formed in the back side. The easel is movable to a second position, and a wireless power receiver coil is disposed in the easel. A universal hinge connects the easel to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Andrew T. Sultenfuss, Sinem Kockan
  • Patent number: 9857545
    Abstract: Latch mechanism for communication modules. In an example embodiment, a module latch mechanism includes a follower configured to be slidingly positioned relative to a housing and a driver configured to be rotatingly positioned relative to the housing. The follower includes a first arm configured to facilitate selective engagement of the housing with a host device. The follower may further include a fastening mechanism configured to facilitate selective engagement of the follower with the housing. The driver is configured to be positioned relative to the follower such that the driver urges the follower toward a first position relative to the housing as the driver is rotated from an unlatched position to a latched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Demetrios Koutrokois
  • Patent number: 9854696
    Abstract: A server having a light-emitting cover includes a frame, a cover assembly and at least one pogo pin connector. The frame includes an opening and at least one recess adjacent to the opening. The recess includes an electrical contact inside. The cover assembly includes a cover plate and a light emitting module fixed to the cover plate. The cover plate covers the opening. The pogo pin connector is installed on the cover plate and is electrically connected to the light-emitting module. The pogo pin connector is detachably engaged in the recess and is in contact with the electrical contact. Accordingly, the cover assembly provides a light indication, provides an attractive appearance, and can be detached or assembled easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Jenglung Lin, Richard S. Chen
  • Patent number: 9854695
    Abstract: A storage blade apparatus includes a blade housing, a first drive drawer, a second drive drawer, and at least first and second redundant controllers. The first drive drawer is included in the blade housing and includes a first set of drive bays. The second drive drawer is included in the blade housing and includes a second set of drive bays. The first and second redundant controllers are contained within the blade housing and each of the first and second redundant controllers is operably connected to each of the first set of drive bays and each of the second set of drive bays. The blade housing is configured to fit within a blade slot of a chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Prabhakar, Glenn Charest, Brian John Cardanha
  • Patent number: 9854700
    Abstract: A thermally and structurally optimized disaster resistant housing for a vertically stacked array of computer digital data storage devices such as hard drives is provided. An external, fire resistant housing has an internally mounted water resistant enclosure for the array. The water resistant enclosure includes a plurality of much thicker plates than known which significantly increase dissipation of heat and simultaneously greater increase the crush and impact load resistance of the device. An automatic method is also provided for producing complex molded gypsum or cement components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ioSafe, Inc.
    Inventor: Robby Jay Moore
  • Patent number: 9832877
    Abstract: A collective substrate for resistor devices includes a base, a first conductive pattern in a to-be-product region and a to-be-cut-away region of the base, and a resistive element in the to-be-product region of the base. The to-be-cut-away region includes a first region adjacent to the to-be-product region in a first direction, and a second region adjacent to the to-be-product region in a second direction. The first conductive pattern includes a first terminal portion connected to the resistive element and disposed in the to-be-product region, a first electrode portion disposed in the first region and larger in area than the first terminal portion, and a first interconnect portion extended from the first terminal portion toward the second region to be connected to the first electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Shinichiro Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 9823710
    Abstract: Provided is a miniaturized computation and storage merged system, which relates to the fields of communications, information, industrial control and the like. The miniaturized computation and storage merged system includes: a mid-back board having a plurality of board card slots; a first processing board which is connected with the mid-back board; a second processing board which is connected with the mid-back board; and one or more rear-inserted board cards, each of which is fixed on the mid-back board via a board card slot, wherein the one or more rear-inserted board cards are configured to provide support in data storage and/or computation for the first processing board and the second processing board, to enable the first processing board and the second processing board to complete a data storage and/or computation task. The system has a very high expansibility and a very high popularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qianli Ma, Chaoying Wang, Leifeng Yuan
  • Patent number: 9820033
    Abstract: Examples of speaker assemblies are described. A speaker assembly according to some embodiments may include a speaker enclosure with a first opening (e.g., a speaker opening) and a second opening (e.g. a bass reflex port), a speaker unit mounted to the enclosure at the first opening, and an acoustic damping mechanism mounted to the enclosure at the second opening. The acoustic damping mechanism may be a dual-layer mesh screen including a first mesh with a first acoustic resistance (AR) for providing acoustic damping, and a second mesh with a second AR lower than the first AR. The second mesh may be nearly acoustically transparent and may serve to increase the stiffness of the first mesh. The first mesh may be bonded to the second mesh, and the dual-layer mesh screen may be coupled to the bass reflex port for reducing noise associated with turbulence at the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon R. Dix, Michael K. Morishita
  • Patent number: 9819105
    Abstract: A card connector assembly includes: an electrical connector for being mounted behind an opening in a housing of an electronic device, the electrical connector including a cam groove, a slider, a biasing member, and a cam bar coupled between the cam groove and the slider; and a card tray insertable into the electrical connector through the housing opening for moving the slider from the ejected position to the inserted position; wherein the cam bar has a push portion; the card tray includes a latch, the latch being adapted to be stopped by the electronic device housing when the slider is at the inserted position; and when pushing the card tray to move the slider from the inserted position to the ejected position, the push portion of the cam bar releases the latch for the slider together with the card tray to move to the ejected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chin-Yu Chen, Hendrikus P. G. Van der Steen
  • Patent number: 9814109
    Abstract: The present invention discloses apparatus and techniques for modular backlighting control of a display. The display includes a number of strings of LEDs. The display is divided into several sections, and each section includes one or more strings of LEDs. A local controller is assigned to each section. The local controller receives feedback signals from the strings of LEDs in its sections and controls the drive voltages and drive currents of those strings. The local controllers communicate with each other and also with the main system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Tushar Heramb Dhayagude, Dilip Sangam, Hendrik Santo, Anjan Sen
  • Patent number: 9778692
    Abstract: A docking station suitable for connecting to a portable electronic device is provided. The docking station includes a main body, a connector, a cover, and an elastic sealing member. The connector is movably disposed in the main body for connecting the portable electronic device. The cover is detachably connected to the main body and has an opening for exposing the connector. The elastic sealing member is fit on the connector and abuts a side wall of the opening for preventing water from entering the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Chang-Feng Lan
  • Patent number: 9779037
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide for establishing connectivity of nodes by employing base management controllers associated with the nodes. For some embodiments, a first data is received at a resource manager from a first base management controller (BMC) associated with a first node, wherein the resource manager is associated with a server computer system. A second data is received at the resource manager from a second BMC associated with a second node. A classification of the first node and the second node are determined and a compatibility of the first node with the second node based on the first data and the second. A topology is generated, at the resource manager, of the first node and the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Christopher C Wanner
  • Patent number: 9765922
    Abstract: A display apparatus with decreased thickness for displaying images includes a frame, a display panel received in the frame, a circuit module, and at least one fixing portion. The display panel displays images. The circuit module is outside of the frame, and provides signals and voltages to the display panel for driving the display module to display the images. The at least one fixing portion is used for fixing the circuit module on a surface of the frame away from the display panel. The circuit module is rotatably inserted into the at least one fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Fang Dai, Kuang-Lung Lin, Ching-Hua Tsai, Jen-Hui Oh
  • Patent number: 9720444
    Abstract: A furniture system is for a computer system having an integral display. The furniture system includes a base section. A computer-peripheral section is configured to extend from the base section. The computer-peripheral section presents a built-in computer-peripheral having built-in computer-peripheral wiring configured to interface with the computer system. A computer-support section presents a fixedly-attached computer-mounting mechanism configured to couple with the computer system in such a way that the integral display faces the user of the computer system. The computer-support section is configured to move relative to the computer-peripheral section in such a way that the integral display of the computer system and the computer system are movably positionable at selected user-display positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Ryan Nicholas Holden
  • Patent number: 9717159
    Abstract: A mainframe computer with a supporting rack includes: a rack chassis and a supporting rack. The rack chassis has a first rack, and the first rack has a plurality of first positioning members. The supporting rack is arranged on the rack chassis, and the supporting rack has at least one first corresponding positioning member positioned corresponding to any one of at least one first positioning member. Therefore, the rack chassis and the support rack allow various types of objects (such as: solid state disk, cooling liquid tanks for cooling, hard drive or optical drive and so on) to be easily and conveniently installed onto the mainframe computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Yu-Qing Lyu
  • Patent number: 9680266
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for increasing potential data capacity for a high-density transceiver connector includes: aligning at least two transceiver-switch copper contacts opposite at least one network switch copper contact associated with a network switch, aligning at least two transceiver-cable copper contacts opposite at least one cable copper contact, and connecting the at least two transceiver-switch copper contacts to the at least two transceiver-cable copper contacts, wherein the high-density transceiver connector shares a form factor with a low-density transceiver connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Franco Tomada, Luca Cafiero