Portable Computer Type Patents (Class 361/679.09)
  • Patent number: 11914434
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include: a housing including a first plate and a second plate, wherein the first plate includes an opening; a display panel at least partially exposed through the opening and including a touch sensor; a first support member coupled to the display panel and a portion of the first plate along at least part of one side of the opening; and a switch device configured to be actuated according to a depression of the display panel, the depression caused by a downward force exerted on an upper portion of the display panel. Other various embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junhyeok Song, Backman Kim, Kwangsik Yang, Wonku Yeo, Sunghyun Yoo, Suhyun You, Seokho Lee, Hwanju Jo
  • Patent number: 11899849
    Abstract: A keyboard includes a display including a visual side configured to present content and a substantially transparent substrate overlaying the visual side of the display. The substrate has a printed circuit. The keyboard includes a substantially transparent spacer positioned between the display and the substrate, and keyboard switches mounted to the printed circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Finalmouse LLC
    Inventors: Ashkon Shayani, Daniel James Blase, Nathaniel M Henderson-Cox, Zachary Edwin Eveland
  • Patent number: 11886259
    Abstract: A method by a computing system associated with a set of disjoint devices that includes at least one wearable device includes receiving a request to perform a task. The method further includes determining, based on sensor data associated with the set of disjoint devices, a thermal-constraint differential for each device of the set of disjoint devices. The method further includes determining a plurality of workload assignments needed to be performed to accomplish the task. The method further includes distributing, based on the thermal-constraint differentials of the set of disjoint devices, the plurality of workload assignments to one or more devices of the set of disjoint devices to satisfy one or more power or thermal constraints associated with each device of the set of disjoint devices. The method further includes performing the task by causing the one or more devices to execute the distributed plurality of work assignments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bardia Zandian, Eugene Gorbatov, Pankaj Raghuvanshi, Shrirang Madhav Yardi
  • Patent number: 11874713
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body including a first part and a second part hinged to each other, a second body, and a hinge structure hinged between an edge of the second body and the second part. The first part has a recess. When the second body is unfolded relative to the first body from a folded state to a first unfolded state, the hinge structure pushes against the first part to rotate the first part relative to the second part. When the second body is continuously unfolded relative to the first body from the first unfolded state to a second unfolded state, the edge of the second body pushes against the first part, so that the first part continues to rotate relative to the second part. When the second body is in the folded state, the hinge structure is at least partially accommodated in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Chen, Tzu-Chien Lai, I-Hsuan Tsai, Chien Chiu, I-Lung Chen, Tsai-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 11871517
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display with an array of pixels for displaying images. The electronic device may also have a lens through which the images are viewable on the display. The display may have a display panel that is mounted to a printed circuit stack. The printed circuit stack may include multiple printed circuit layers to which components are mounted. The components may include an orientation sensor overlapped by the display panel. A camera may be mounted to a printed circuit stack and may overlap one or more electrical components such as an orientation sensor. The printed circuit stacks may include rigid and flexible printed circuits coupled together using solder and other conductive connections. Air gaps may be created between stacked printed circuit layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad F. Hossain, Syed F. Mohiuddin, Ritu Shah, Jonathan C. Atler, Nicholas C. Soldner
  • Patent number: 11797062
    Abstract: A portable information handling system includes a variable torque hinge that increases torque to resist hinge rotation when the information handling system housing rotates to a writing position, such as rotation to a range of between 300 and 350 degrees. In one embodiment, a sequential hinge rotates in the writing range about one axle that has increased friction in the desired writing range generated by a cam having a variable surface area and depth to work a variable friction between a friction structure and axle end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sanchez, Michael Ellis Smith
  • Patent number: 11782676
    Abstract: Communications involving one or more people wearing face coverings are enhanced over one or more modalities using sensor integrations. In one particular example, a face covering device according to the implementations of this disclosure may include one or more microphones and one or more cameras which capture input directly from the wearer of the face covering device. The input is processed to produce output representing the input in the same modality or in a different modality, and in particular is scaled to, for example, increase a volume of audio and introduce a visual representation of an expression of the wearer's face which is at least partially obscured by the face covering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: The Open Network, LLC
    Inventors: Nita Nitin Shah, Nitin Jayant Shah
  • Patent number: 11758094
    Abstract: A wearable form factor wireless camera may include an image sensor, coupled to an infrared detection module, which captures infrared video. The wearable form factor wireless camera may attach to clothing worn on a user and be ruggedized. A storage device may store the captured infrared video at a first fidelity. The stored infrared video may be capable of being transmitted at the first fidelity and at a second fidelity, with the first fidelity providing a higher frame rate than the second fidelity. A burst transmission unit may transmit the stored infrared video at the second fidelity via a cellular network. The infrared detection module, the image sensor, the storage device and the burst transmission unit may be powered by a battery. The image sensor, the infrared detection module, the battery, the storage device and the burst transmission unit may be internal to the wearable form factor wireless camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Jon Siann, Bradford S. Wallace
  • Patent number: 11726151
    Abstract: A portable computing device that includes a base portion that carries an audio module and a display housing that carries a display is disclosed. The display housing is coupled with, and rotatable with respect to, the base portion. The display housing includes a magnet, and the base portion includes a magnetic field sensor that detects an external magnetic field of the magnet. The magnetic field sensor provides a signal that deactivates the display. In order to reduce layout changes in the portable computing device, the magnetic field sensor is positioned in an audio housing that carries the audio module. However, the magnetic field sensor is designed and oriented to detect the magnetic field from the magnet in the display housing and effectively ignore magnets associated with the audio module. In order to reduce the amount of electrical connections, the magnetic field sensor is electrically coupled to the audio module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Renda, Jonathan L. Berk, Dylan A. Saracco, John C. Difonzo, Alexander V. Salvatti, Eric J. Weirshauser
  • Patent number: 11698663
    Abstract: A computing device can include a housing including a peripheral housing defining an aperture, the peripheral housing having a constant cross-sectional area. The computing device can also include a display having a first major surface and a second major surface opposing the first major surface, the display disposed within the aperture defined by the peripheral housing and attached to the housing at one or more locations such that the first major surface and the second major surface of the display are substantially unobstructed by any other portion of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hendren, Adam T. Garelli, Bryan W. Posner, Denis H. Endisch, Dinesh C. Mathew, Paul X. Wang
  • Patent number: 11687133
    Abstract: A computing device comprises: a heat sink that has a plurality of cooling fins and a vapor chamber; one or more heat-generating electronic devices that are thermally coupled to the vapor chamber; and at least one cooling fan configured to direct cooling air across the plurality of cooling fins, wherein a first fin included in the plurality of cooling fins and a second fin included in the plurality of cooling fins form a first air passage that has a first air inlet opening and a first air outlet opening, and wherein the first fin is adjacent to the second fin, and a first distance between the first fin and the second fin proximate to the first air inlet opening is less than a second distance between the first fin and the second fin proximate to the first air outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kulkarni, Gabriele Gorla, Andrew Bell, Boris Landwehr
  • Patent number: 11690198
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first body, a second body, and a baffle structure. The first body includes a first edge. The second body includes a second edge. The first edge is pivotally connected to the second edge, and an air outlet is provided on the second edge. An air duct is formed between the first edge and the second edge. The baffle structure is disposed in the air duct and located at a position corresponding to the air outlet. The baffle structure selectively closes the air duct according to a temperature of the air outlet, to avoid a rising temperature inside the electronic device due to hot air backflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Chi Lai, Ing-Jer Chiou, Sung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11665869
    Abstract: This application relates to display devices and the layout/architecture of various internal components to enhance thermal energy management. A display device described herein may include one or more fan assemblies that drive ambient air into the display device to cool heat-generating components of the display device, and also to drive the ambient air, once heated through convectively cooling the heat-generating components, out of the display device. Further, the location of the heat-generating components is such that the heat-generating components upstream relative to the one or more fan assemblies. In this manner, the ambient air can pass over or through the heat-generating components prior to reaching the one or more fan assemblies. Additionally, heat-generating components, such as a backlit device and a power supply unit, are positioned relatively close to vent inlets in the display device. As a result, these heat-generating devices are immediately cooled with the ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Leclerc, Kevin J. Ryan, Brett W. Degner
  • Patent number: 11662777
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods are disclosed for physical keyboards with multi-display computing devices. An example keyboard includes a plurality of keys and a translucent backplate having a first side and a second side. The example keyboard also includes a coating between the first side of the backplate and the plurality of keys, the coating to pass light to illuminate the plurality of keys, and the coating to obscure the plurality keys when viewed from the second side of the backplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Ku, Tim Liu, Yihua Lai, Lance Lin, Gavin Sung
  • Patent number: 11656652
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a rigid plate of a display for an information handling system includes: a main rigid portion having a first plate thickness; and a recessed rigid portion having a second plate thickness less than the first plate thickness, the recessed rigid portion including one or more interlock holes disposed proximate to an edge of the recessed rigid portion, the one or more interlock holes configured to couple the rigid plate to a display chassis of the display via an interlock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yonghong Duan, Xiu Feng Qiao, Yaotsung Chang
  • Patent number: 11586254
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a first flexible portion connected to a second flexible portion. The first flexible portion includes a keyboard having a set of input keys disposed thereon and circuitry coupled to the set of input keys, the first flexible portion is to couple to a portable computing device proximal to a display side of the portable computing device. The second flexible portion has a plurality of fasteners to couple to a kickstand of the portable computing device, the first and second flexible portion to provide an opposing force there between while the kickstand is disposed at one of a plurality of variable support angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Tsai, Wen-Hua Ni, Chi Chun Chiang, Hung-Yen Chi
  • Patent number: 11551590
    Abstract: A display apparatus configured to receive a command, and convert the command to displayable information to an outside pedestrian or drivers in other vehicles may include a main body that includes a securing portion to secure the display apparatus to a vehicle; a communication unit to receive the command; a processor to convert the command to displayable information; a display portion having a displaying layer to display information; and a power managing unit to store and provide electrical energy for the display apparatus. In one embodiment, the power managing unit may include a power generating unit to be positioned to overlap with the displaying layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Wei Cheng Chou, Chih-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 11513562
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 11503723
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a first support member and a second support member separated from each other and each including a short side and long side, a display module disposed on the first support member and the second support member, a hinge which couples a side of the first support member and a side of the second support member, a first rail disposed between the first support member and the display module and disposed along the long side of the first support member, and a second rail disposed between the second support member and the display module and disposed along the long side of the second support member, where the first rail and the second rail are slidable in a first moving direction and a second moving direction opposite to the first moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Yang, Sung Bae Ju
  • Patent number: 11487332
    Abstract: A method for forming an information handling system may include mechanically coupling a first assembly to a second assembly via one or more hinges and mechanically coupling a plurality of rotational capacitors to one or both of the first assembly or the second assembly. Each particular rotational capacitor may include a fixed stator plate configured to remain fixed relative to the first assembly when the second assembly is rotated relative to the first assembly and a rotating rotor plate configured to rotate about an axis of the one or more hinges in synchronization with the second assembly when the second assembly is rotated relative to the first assembly, such that an overlap between the fixed stator plate and the rotating rotor plate varies as the second assembly is rotated relative to the first assembly, thus varying a capacitance of the particular rotational capacitor as the second assembly is rotated relative to the first assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Ray V. Kacelenga
  • Patent number: 11460897
    Abstract: A computing device comprises: a base portion; a display portion that is movably coupled to the base portion and includes a housing having a movable panel and one or more fixed panels; and a mechanical assembly that positions the movable panel away from the one or more fixed panels as the display portion opens away from the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kulkarni, Gabriele Gorla, Andrew Bell, Boris Landwehr
  • Patent number: 11455008
    Abstract: A system can include a first housing that includes a processor and memory accessible to the processor; a second housing that includes a display operatively coupled to the processor; a hinge Fassembly that rotatably couples the first housing and the second housing, where the hinge assembly includes permanent magnets that generate a first magnetic field and a second magnetic field orientable with respect to each other via rotation of the second housing with respect to the first housing, where the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field include an aligned orientation, generate a clockwise restoring torque responsive to rotation in a first rotational direction from the aligned orientation, and generate a counterclockwise restoring torque responsive to rotation in a second, opposite rotational direction from the aligned orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Holung, Bouziane Yebka, Philip John Jakes, Tin-Lup Wong, Kenneth Scott Seethaler
  • Patent number: 11416025
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tablet computer accessories, and in particular, to a protective case with an electronic function. The protective case with an electronic function according to the present disclosure provides a tablet with more extension functions, which can not only protect a tablet computer but also add functions to the tablet computer. Moreover, the protective case is further electrically connected to a corresponding external keyboard by magnetic adsorption, which is convenient to use and changes the tablet into a portable mini-laptop, which is especially suitable for mobile officing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Jiao Wang
  • Patent number: 11394816
    Abstract: A flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) mobile phone module of the present disclosure is provided, including a mid-frame, a flexible OLED panel attached to the mid-frame, a back cover connected to the mid-frame, and a buffer layer disposed between the mid-frame and the back cover. The buffer layer is configured to absorb an impact force exerted on the flexible OLED panel. When the flexible OLED panel is impacted by a steel ball or the like, the impact force can be transmitted to the buffer layer through the mid-frame, and the buffer layer can absorb most of energy, so that no sharp impact occurs between the mid-frame and the back cover, thereby protecting the flexible OLED panel and improving impact resistance of the flexible OLED mobile phone module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bao Chen, Yapeng Cheng
  • Patent number: 11366498
    Abstract: A portable information device capable of reducing a gap between two displays is described. The portable information device includes a first chassis, a second chassis adjacent to the first chassis, a first display provided on a top surface of the first chassis, a second display provided on a top surface of the second chassis, a hinge device, and at least one link mechanism operating in conjunction with the rotational operation between the first chassis and the second chassis by the hinge device. At least one of the first chassis and the second chassis is provided to be relatively slidable with respect to the hinge device along an arranging direction of the first chassis and the second chassis. The link mechanism includes a first slider, a first shaft output portion, a second slider, a second shaft output portion, and a driving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (SIGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Kazuyuki Kubota, Fusanobu Nakamura, Atsushi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 11334112
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a supporting member, a second body, and an input assembly is provided. The first body is provided with a front end and a rear end opposite to each other. One terminal end of the supporting member is pivotally connected to the rear end of the first body. The second body is pivotally connected to the other terminal end of the supporting member. The input assembly is rotatably connected to the second body and is suitable for being carried by the first body. When a lower edge of the second body is located at the front end of the first body, the input assembly protrudes out from the front end of the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yan-Yu Chen, Wang-Hung Yeh, Yu-Wen Cheng, Chun-Wen Wang
  • Patent number: 11320869
    Abstract: An accessory device for a tablet computing device may include a base portion having one or more input devices (e.g., keyboards, trackpads, touchscreen displays, and the like) for providing inputs to the tablet computing device. The accessory device may include a coupling mechanism for releasably coupling the base portion of the accessory device to a tablet computing device in multiple different installation modes. The coupling mechanism may include an auxiliary display for providing a graphical output along a surface of the coupling mechanism. Additionally or alternatively, the coupling mechanism may include a recess for receiving a stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Dinesh C. Mathew, Keith J. Hendren, Nicholas L. Qu
  • Patent number: 11307673
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises: a housing; a keyboard arranged on the front surface of the housing; a plurality of first magnets arranged along the periphery of the keyboard; and a keyboard cover comprising a cover portion that covers the keyboard and a plurality of second magnets arranged on the edge of the cover portion so as to correspond to the plurality of first magnets, respectively, wherein the keyboard cover can be attached to/detached from the front surface of the housing by means of the drawing force between the plurality of first magnets and the plurality of second magnets. Various other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Jung Shim, Hwan-Myung Noh, Seung-Woon Lee
  • Patent number: 11275980
    Abstract: Provided are a display method and a display device with which the display performance of a two-dimensional code can be improved in a display panel that can be used without damaging the texture of a space. When a display fault occurs in a display panel in which a thin layer, comprising a naturally-derived wood, a natural fiber, a natural leather, or a natural stone, or comprising a synthetic fiber, a synthetic leather, or a synthetic stone that is a raw material produced by imitating a natural appearance and feel, is provided on the peripheral surface of a housing so as to be in contact with the panel front surface, a two-dimensional code is corrected by being moved or rotated and is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: MUI LAB, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Kubota, Kazunori Oki, Takashi Sunohara
  • Patent number: 11181949
    Abstract: Keyboards are disclosed that are retractable. Movable magnetic or mechanical linkage elements are configured to reposition keycaps and stabilizers between different relative positions. Structures in a movable layer can act on the keycaps or stabilizers to move the keycaps and stabilizers into a retracted position for storage and for saving space in an electronic device. The stabilizers can be scissor mechanisms, butterfly mechanisms, and similar devices. The movable layer can be moved in response to rotation of a hinge or other mechanical element in the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ian A. Guy, Ari P. Miller, Edward J. Cooper, Houtan R. Farahani, Kevin M. Robinson, Riley E. Brandt
  • Patent number: 11175703
    Abstract: A display unit assembly of a laptop is provided and includes a metal base and a panel. The metal base has a first surface and a second surface corresponding in position to the first surface. The metal base includes a base body and a receiving recess disposed on the base body. The panel is disposed in the receiving recess and on the second surface. The panel includes a panel body and a signal transmission line connected to the panel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tzu-Chiu Huang, Juei-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 11157088
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, an indication to transmit an electrical pulse to an electropermanent magnet; transmitting, responsive to the receiving and using a pulse transmitter, the electrical pulse to the electropermanent magnet; and affecting a movement of a keyboard of the information handling device based on the received electrical pulse. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Holung, Bouziane Yebka, Joseph David Plunkett, Philip John Jakes, Tin-Lup Wong
  • Patent number: 11099610
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mobile electronic device including a metal framework, a back cover and a frame. A motherboard is provided on an inner side of the metal framework, and a periphery of the metal framework forms an installation wall provided with a first wire connection opening. The back cover is superimposed on the metal framework and covers one side of the metal framework. The frame includes a functional frame bar disposed at the installation wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chia-Lung Chung
  • Patent number: 11079795
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a pivot assembly, and a protective assembly. The pivot assembly is pivoted to the first body and the second body and includes a shaft. The first body pivots relative to the second body via the shaft. The protective assembly is slidably disposed at periphery of the first body and the second body and includes at least one guide structure and at least one sliding structure. When the first body moves relative to the second body from a lock position to an open position, the protective assembly drives the guide structure and the sliding structure to slide along the periphery of the first body and the second body and drive the guide structure to be coaxially arranged with the shaft to allow the protective assembly to rotate with the first body relative to the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: I-Lung Chen, Wang-Hung Yeh, Yi-Hsuan Wu, Shang-Che Lee, Hsiao-Ching Hung
  • Patent number: 11079803
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device having a multi-plane display. As an embodiment, the electronic device may include: a circuit unit; a power supply unit connected to one surface of the circuit unit so as to form a combined body; a display configured to include a first surface in a first direction, a second surface in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a third surface enclosing at least a portion of the space formed between the first surface and the second surface; a bracket having an opening at the center to accommodate the combined body and configured to enclose sides of the combined body; and an outer housing configured to enclose the bracket. The present invention is not limited to the above embodiment, and may include various other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Dohyung Ha, Jungsik Park, Jaeyoung Shin, Chongyoon Chung, Namsu Kim, Geonsoo Kim, Byounguk Yoon, Hyunju Hong
  • Patent number: 11056025
    Abstract: A flexible display panel of a display device includes a first side with a display unit, and a second side opposite to the first side. A bending guide includes an external guide that faces part of the first side and has a first curved side, and an internal guide that faces part of the second side and has a second curved side. A slider that slides on the bending guide is attached to one end portion of the flexible display panel. A radius of the first curved side is greater than a radius of the second curved side. When the slider moves toward the bending guide, the first side contacts the first curved side and is bent by the first curved side, and when the slider moves away from the bending guide, the second side contacts the second curved side and is bent by the second curved side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hun Lee, Sun Ho Kim, Young-Seok Seo, Tae An Seo, Jin Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11018710
    Abstract: This application relates to a computing device case that provides some amount of torsional force in order to cancel at least some static and dynamic loads experienced by the computing device when the case is arranged as a stand. By canceling out these loads, the computing device to be angled at an almost unlimited number of angles relative to a surface on which the computing device is resting. Flexible elements in the case can resist the static and dynamic loads of the computing device, thereby allowing the computing device to receive touch inputs at almost any angle without causing the case and the computing device to collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Stryker, Yoonhoo Jo, Nicholas A. Treadwell
  • Patent number: 10901462
    Abstract: An electronic device, a method of operating the electronic device and a laptop computing device are disclosed. The electronic device includes a housing with a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface, a keyboard positioned on a portion of the second surface. A primary display positioned on the first surface. A touch surface display positioned on a second portion of the second surface. A touch bar display positioned on the third surface. The electronic device further includes a processor that is configured to display a first set of content on the touch surface display. The processor is also configured to receive a first touch input on the touch surface display, the first touch input is associated with a portion of the displayed first set of content. In response to receiving the first touch input on the touch surface display, the processor is configured to perform a first function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiting Hu, Matthew Thomas, Kitae Kim, James E Van Den Heuvel
  • Patent number: 10892792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective device for an electronic device, in particular a mobile telephone, comprising a protective casing (2), said casing (2) being capable of being fastened to the electronic device, the device (1) comprising a unit for dispensing a product, in particular a cosmetic product, the dispensing unit being provided with a container (3) for said product and with means for actuating the dispensing of the product, the dispensing unit being mounted on the casing (2) such that the container (3) is movable with respect to the casing (2), the movement of the container (3) with respect to the casing (2) actuating the dispensing of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ALBEA LE TREPORT
    Inventors: Pierre Gabriel Francis Dumont, Mohamed Elmeguenni, Emmanuel Huberdeau, Thomas Pruvost
  • Patent number: 10884456
    Abstract: A display device according to the present embodiment includes a display panel; and a corrugated panel facing a rear surface of the display panel and having a corrugated core disposed between a front skin and a rear skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dabin Lee, Mikyung Kim, Honghae Do, Weonyoung Sho, Sungmo Im
  • Patent number: 10879019
    Abstract: A light-emitting assembly positioned within a switch housing of a keyboard assembly for an electronic device is disclosed. The light-emitting assembly may include a phosphor structure, a transparent material positioned on opposing side surfaces of the phosphor structure, and an epoxy layer formed over an entire back surface of the phosphor structure and the transparent material. The light-emitting assembly may also include a mask layer formed over an entire top surface of: the phosphor structure, the transparent material, and the epoxy layer. The light-emitting assembly may further include a light source positioned within the phosphor structure for emitting a light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford J. Zercoe, Craig C. Leong, Keith J. Hendren
  • Patent number: 10848195
    Abstract: A protective case for a portable mobile device is disclosed. The protective case comprises a shell that defines a compartment for receiving and retaining a mobile device, a cover panel, and a connector component. The shell has a main panel that includes an aperture and a subpanel that is hinged at a first side within the aperture and reversibly attached to the aperture via mechanical protrusions or detents at a second side so that it can rotatably attach and detach, or snap, into and out of the main panel. The hinge may be formed by one or more flexible layers overlaid on the shell or via mechanical swivel joint such as a pin and socket connection. A connector portion connects the cover panel to the shell and forms a flexible spine between the cover panel and the shell. The connector portion is comprised of opposing inner and outer layers that are overlaid over the internal and external facing surfaces of the shell and cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Peter Tu, Timothy Hemesath
  • Patent number: 10809784
    Abstract: An electronic device having a novel structure is provided. A battery is provided in each component of an electronic device, whereby the electronic device includes two batteries. The electronic device including the two batteries and a display portion that can be called a flexible display and has a plurality of foldable portions is provided as a novel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10754436
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards responding to a touch gesture at a touch-enabled computing device. An interface control element may be presented at a first computing environment provided by a computing device. A touch gesture may be received at a touchscreen of the computing device, and it may be determined whether at least a portion of the touch gesture occurred at the interface control element. Based, at least in part, on whether at least a portion of the touch gesture occurred at the interface control element, a display of the first computing environment may be adjusted or information corresponding to the touch gesture may be transmitted to a second computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Cao, Ian Russell Wesley, Bassam El Faourie, Dimitri Tyryshkin, Venu Gopal Nathani
  • Patent number: 10732446
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel, a rear cover, disposed at a rear of the display panel, which forms a rear exterior of the display panel, and a reinforcing member disposed between the display panel and the rear cover, such that the strength of the display device is increased, wherein the reinforcing member includes a body unit having a shape of the display panel and forms an external appearance of the reinforcing member, and a plurality of cells that penetrate the body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Sung In, Doo Soon Park, Woong Hee Lee, Jeong Roh Lee, Sung Soo Jung
  • Patent number: 10705568
    Abstract: A handheld computing device is disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a seamless housing formed from an extruded metal tube. The extruded tube includes open ends and internal rails which serve as a guide for slidably assembling an operational assembly through the open ends of the extruded tube, a reference surface for positioning the operational assembly relative to an access opening in the seamless housing, and a support structure for supporting the operational assembly during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Teodor Dabov, Phillip M. Hobson, Anthony Montevirgen
  • Patent number: 10649498
    Abstract: In one example, a kickstand for a mobile computing device is described. The kickstand having a first end and a second end opposite the first end to rotatably couple to a first side and a second side of a housing of the mobile computing device, respectively, proximate the middle of the first side and the second side of the housing such that the U shaped kickstand provides the space for disposing the components in the housing without significantly affecting form factors and/or aesthetic aspects of the mobile computing device in typing, inking and retracted modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-Hua Ku, Wei-Chung Chen, Wen-Hua Ni, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 10627863
    Abstract: Systems and methods for auto-aligning protruding connectors in docking interfaces are described. In some embodiments, a docking interface may include a male portion comprising: a first magnetic device, a second magnetic device disposed across from the first magnetic device, and a guidepost disposed between the first magnetic device and the second magnetic device, where the guidepost comprises a third magnetic device. The docking interface may also include a female portion comprising a fourth magnetic device and a fifth magnetic device disposed across from the fourth magnetic device leaving a gap between the fourth magnetic device and the fifth magnetic device, where the gap is configured to receive the guidepost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Bradford Edward Vier, Timothy M. Radloff
  • Patent number: 10617033
    Abstract: A portable communication device is provided. The portable communication device includes a battery, a printed circuit board including one or more circuit devices driven using power from the battery, and a bracket including a first area for receiving the battery and a second area for receiving the printed circuit board, wherein a slit is formed in at least a portion of a boundary area of the first area and the second area to reduce heat spread. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, in an electronic device, a heat-radiating structure is provided between a PCB and a bracket where a battery is seated, rerouting the path along which heat radiation from some circuit devices on the PCB flow to the battery to suppress a rise in temperature in the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Jae Min, Ji-Hun Seo, Sea-Young Lee, Jong-Min Lee, Hyo-Seok Na
  • Patent number: RE48365
    Abstract: A motherboard for a computer box having internal circuitry and communication ports comprises a portable motherboard having a connector for connection to an externally accessible connector of said computer box; wherein, connection of said portable motherboard connector to said externally accessible computer box connector enables said computer box to perform computing operations. The inventive motherboard is portably configured to serve one or more computers, preferably a personal computer or laptop. The portable motherboard provides a computer box with a brain. Alternatively, where a computer with a brain is slow, the portable motherboard may be used to boost the brainpower of the slow computer. Whether the portable motherboard brings life to a computer box or boosts the microprocessor power of a computer containing an internal microprocessor, the portable motherboard is a powerful invention that makes microprocessor power more efficient and ubiquitous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mobile Motherboard Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Juhasz