For Computer Display Patents (Class 361/679.21)
  • Patent number: 10430630
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided and includes a flexible display screen, a fingerprint identification module and a housing. The housing has a top face and a side face connected with each other, the side face is provided with a mounting groove, the fingerprint identification module is accommodated in the mounting groove. The flexible display screen includes a fixed portion and a movable portion connected with each other, the fixed portion being fitted to the top face, and the movable portion extending beyond the top face. When the movable portion is bent relative to the fixed portion, the movable portion covers the side face and the fingerprint identification module performs fingerprint identification through the flexible display screen. When the movable portion is spread out relative to the fixed portion, the fingerprint identification module is exposed out of the flexible display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10426034
    Abstract: A circuit substrate module includes: a plurality of substrates which are arranged in a matrix, and on at least some of which circuit components are mounted; a plurality of first flexible substrates each of which is arranged between two adjacent substrates in a row direction among the plurality of substrates, and connects the two adjacent substrates; and a plurality of second flexible substrates each of which is arranged between two adjacent substrates in a column direction among the plurality of substrates, and connects the two adjacent substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Itakura
  • Patent number: 10418570
    Abstract: A curved screen attaching device is provided for achieving an attachment between a flexible display layer and a curved cover, and includes: a base platform formed with a curved surface on an upper surface thereof; a magnet layer provided on a bottom of the curved surface and having a plurality of strip-type magnetic field generators disposed independent of each other; an attaching roller magnetically attracted to and moved on the curved surface to process a roll forming on the flexible display layer; and a controller configured to control the strip-type magnetic field generators to be switched on or off to form a moving magnetic field to guide and move the attaching roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianbo Wang
  • Patent number: 10390448
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first display unit and a second display unit respectively including a planar portion for displaying an image from a front of the display device, a curved portion extending from the planar portion and configured to display an image, and a side portion extending from the curved portion and configured to display an image from a side of the display device, the first display unit and the second display unit provided to be opposite to each other and bonded to each other at the side portion; and an adhesive layer bonding the first display unit to the second display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Soo Lee, Hyoung Suk Roh, Beom Gyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10345513
    Abstract: A display device is capable of preventing light that is incident from a light guide plate from leaking through a gap between optical sheets and an optical-sheet holding member. The optical sheets include a plurality of sheet units. A storage unit for storing the flanges of the optical sheets has a sub-storage unit for storing the flanges of some sheet units. The flange of the other sheet unit excluded from the aforementioned some sheet units is larger than the sub-storage unit. When the flanges of the some sheet units are stored in the sub-storage unit, the flange of the other sheet unit is stored in the storage unit so as to cover the sub-storage unit and the some sheet units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Arimasa Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10347160
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a first body and a second body configured to move with respect to each other, a rollable display, a roller rotatably supported in the first body, wherein a first end portion of the rollable display is fixed to the roller and the rollable display is wound around an outer circumference of the roller, and a tensile force application portion configured to apply an elastic force to the roller to rotate in a direction to wind the display, the tensile force application portion rotating with the roller, in which, as the first body and second body move with respect to each other, the rollable display is wound around the roller to be accommodated in the first body or is released from the roller to expanding between the first body and the second body in a length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Takayanagi, Chang-bong Shin
  • Patent number: 10312614
    Abstract: An adaptive card is provided. The adaptive card is adapted to a motherboard with a connecting slot. The adaptive card includes a main body, a first connector, a second connector, a plurality of first fixing holes, a plurality of second fixing holes and a port. The main body includes a first surface, a second surface and a side edge. The first connector is configured on the first surface. The second connector is configured on the second surface. A plurality of first fixing holes are formed on the first surface and arranged along a direction corresponding to an insertion direction of the first connector. A plurality of second fixing holes are formed on the second surface and arranged along a direction corresponding to an insertion direction of the second connector. A port is configured on the side edge and used to be connected to the connecting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Bing-Min Lin, Chen-Wei Fan, Tzu-Yang Tseng, I-Ying Chih, Hung-Kuo Kuo
  • Patent number: 10288958
    Abstract: A double-sided display device includes a first liquid crystal panel for displaying images; a second liquid crystal panel opposite to the first liquid crystal panel, the second liquid crystal panel is configured for displaying the same image with the first liquid crystal panel; a backlight module between the first liquid crystal panel and the second liquid crystal panel, and the backlight module is configured for providing a surface light source to the first liquid crystal panel and the second liquid crystal panel; and wherein the first liquid crystal panel and the second liquid crystal panel share the same driving system. By adopting only one driving system, the first liquid crystal panel and the second liquid crystal panel are controlled to display the same images. The number of the signal input devices and the signal sources may be decreased such that the number of the integrated circuits may also be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yuejun Tang
  • Patent number: 10225938
    Abstract: A display device is divided into a panel part and a body part so that the panel part can have an ultra thin thickness. By dividing the display device into the panel part and the body part and connecting them via a connection wiring, it is possible to implement an ultra thin panel part. A first connector is disposed in the panel part, and a second connector is disposed in the connection wiring connected to the body part. The body part can be easily attached to the panel part by connecting the second connector to the first connector, and the body part can be easily detached from the panel part by disconnecting the second connector from the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongkwan Yoo, Gihyon Jun, Jaehui Yu, Seoungmo Kang, Homin Lee
  • Patent number: 10194564
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments herein comprise a back to back electronic display assembly having a first display assembly positioned back to back with a second display assembly. A plenum is preferably positioned in between the first and second display assemblies with a first gap defined between the plenum and the first display assembly and a second gap defined between the plenum and the second display assembly. A fan is preferably positioned to force air through the first and second gaps. A plenum fan may be used to circulate air around the plenum. Preferably, the second display assembly can move relative to the first display assembly to provide access to the interior of the plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Marcos Diaz, Kyle Azevedo
  • Patent number: 10185363
    Abstract: A sturdy electronic device is provided. A reliable electronic device is provided. A novel electronic device is provided. An electronic device includes a first board, a second board, a display portion having flexibility, and a power storage device having flexibility. The first board and the second board face each other. The display portion and the power storage device are provided between the first board and the second board. The display portion includes a first surface facing the power storage device. The first surface includes a first region not fixed to the power storage device. The first region overlaps with a display region of the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Hiroki
  • Patent number: 10162386
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel and a folding part. The display panel includes an edge part curving in a first direction and a flat part connected the edge part. The folding part is below the flat part and is used to fold the display panel. The edge part includes a groove in a central portion of the edge part in a second direction crossing the first direction, and the groove extends in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongho Chong, Eunjung Lee, Suyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10158744
    Abstract: A terminal device includes a support component including first and second support parts that are laterally symmetrically arranged with respect to a center axis and each locks a strap; and a case including a first wall part, a second wall part provided continuous with the first wall part at one end portion of the first wall part and a third wall part provided continuous with the first wall part at the other end portion of the first wall part, each of the first, second and third wall parts including respective opening parts through which the strap pass, wherein the support component is mounted to each of a first corner part formed with the first and second wall parts and a second corner part formed with the first and third wall parts, and at least one of the first and second support parts is exposed from each of the opening parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Yasufumi Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Sando
  • Patent number: 10146481
    Abstract: There is provided a magnetic disk device including a magnetic disk, and circuitry configured to receive a control command for instructing to write data in the magnetic disk or to rear the data from the magnetic disk, perform a data access process of writing the data in the magnetic disk or reading the data from the magnetic disk according to the received control command, specify a data amount of object data of the data access process, calculate a cumulative value of the data amount of the object data from a start of an operation, and perform notification when the cumulative value is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BUFFALO INC.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Ito, Tsubasa Tanaka, Suguru Ishii
  • Patent number: 10129995
    Abstract: A case for a display apparatus and the display apparatus including the same are discussed, which are beneficial in terms of publication of components and diversification of design. The case includes a guide protrusion at a corner portion of the guide panel, and the case top includes a guide groove in which the guide protrusion is located. If a guide panel body portion and a guide panel corner portion are separated from each other and are coupled to each other in an interference fit manner, such that the guide panel body portion is commonly used for public purposes and constituent components of the guide panel corner portion are changed, the case for the display apparatus properly copes with various display devices having different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changho Kwon
  • Patent number: 10110992
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: a first housing including a first opening and a second opening through which sound of a speaker is output; a second housing which is turnably coupled to the first housing and closes the first opening based on a turn angle relative to the first housing; and a closing member which closes the second opening in a state where the first opening is opened by the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaka Sato, Shinya Matsushita, Haruka Tsukasaki
  • Patent number: 10069317
    Abstract: A wearable power supply includes a strap to be worn on a user's wrist, arm, waist, leg or head; a flexible secondary battery carried by the strap; and a connector slot disposed on the strap and electrically connected to the flexible secondary battery, wherein the flexible secondary battery is capable of supplying current to a mobile device via a connecting wire connected between the connector slot and the mobile device, and is recharged from an external power supply connected to the connector slot. When the wearable power supply takes the form of a wristband, it can be used as a carrier of a hand worn mobile device, such as a smart watch or a smart bracelet, to provide a longer operating range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Wang, Li-Yuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10042969
    Abstract: Improving reliability of an electronic device includes: determining whether a side space of an interconnect of the electronic device is available for a redundant interconnect, determining whether a line end electrically coupled to the interconnect may be extended into the side space for a distance sufficient to accommodate a redundant interconnect, extending the line end into the side space for the distance when available, and adding the redundant interconnect electrically coupled to the extended line end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Lars W. Liebmann, Rasit O. Topaloglu
  • Patent number: 10038154
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible display having a plurality of innovations configured to allow bending of a portion or portions to reduce apparent border size and/or utilize the side surface of an assembled flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JunSeok Lee, Yunho Ki, Dongwook Choi
  • Patent number: 10025348
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic device including: a supporting body; a movable body provided in a movable manner with respect to the supporting body; and a locking mechanism configured to lock the movable body to the supporting body. The locking mechanism includes a locking member provided on the supporting body and configured to lock the movable body, a manipulating member connected to the locking member and provided such that the manipulating member is able to be moved between a locking position at which the movable body is locked by the locking member and a releasing position at which the locking of the movable body by the locking member is released, and a holding member configured to hold the manipulating member at the locking position or at the releasing position in accordance with a position of the movable body with respect to the supporting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyokuni Arima
  • Patent number: 9986666
    Abstract: A power converter, including a housing, an air channel that is installed in the housing and that has a top part and a leg part forming a T-shape, and a plurality of power conversion units that are arranged in the housing on opposite sides of the leg part of the air channel, each power conversion unit having at least one cooling fin formed thereon that projects into the top part of the air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9913550
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure can include systems and methods for providing articulating point-of-sale (POS) apparatuses or devices, such as displays. In one embodiment, an articulating point-of-sale (PUS) display assembly may include a base and a movable arm attached to the base. The movable arm may be configured to move from a first position to a second position with respect to the base. The assembly may further include a pivotable display device attached to the movable arm. The pivotable display device may be configured to pivot from a third position to a fourth position with respect to the movable arm. The assembly may also include an arm joint attaching the movable arm to the base, and a pivot joint attaching the pivotable display device to the movable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Sauway Law, Heather Lynn Klaubert, Sung Hoon Kim, Scott McKinley DeWinter, Christopher Loew, David Frederick Lyons, Leonard Speiser, John Beatty
  • Patent number: 9911942
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display module, a bottom cover disposed below the display module, and a top cover disposed above the display module and overlapping at least a portion of the display module. The top cover is coupled to the display module or the bottom cover. The display module includes a display panel, a display window. The display window includes a central portion disposed above the display panel and an edge portion connected to the central portion. The edge portion overlaps the top cover and is thinner than the central portion. The bezel is disposed on a bottom surface of the display window and overlaps the edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myoungan Min
  • Patent number: 9913368
    Abstract: Articles and related methods, the article having an enclosed area at least partially surrounded by a visible light-transmissive protective film comprising a first visible light-transmissive flexible film, a second visible light-transmissive flexible film, and a visible light-transmissive patterned conductive layer interposed between the first visible light-transmissive flexible film and the second visible light-transmissive flexible film, the visible light-transmissive conductive layer comprising a dispersion of metal nanowires within a polymeric matrix having an average pore size among metal nanowires that is impenetrable by electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength greater than 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Monson, Andrew T. Fried
  • Patent number: 9842668
    Abstract: A composition for a transparent electrode according to the present invention comprises (A) a carbon nanotube dispersing solution and (B) a metal nanowire solution having a zeta potential with the same polarity as the carbon nanotube dispersing solution, and a transparent electrode coated with the composition for the transparent electrode has superior transmittance, electrical conductivity and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Seob Shim, Young Sil Lee, Kyoung Tae Youm
  • Patent number: 9835893
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include an electronic display assembly for back to back electronic image assemblies. A first closed gaseous loop may encircle the first electronic image assembly while a second closed gaseous loop may encircle the second electronic image assembly. A heat exchanger is preferably positioned within the path of the first and second closed gaseous loop along with an open loop of ambient air. A circulating fan(s) may be used to force circulating gas around the closed gaseous loops. An open loop fan may be used to force ambient air through the heat exchanger and through an optional channel behind each electronic image assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Dunn
  • Patent number: 9817444
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display having a flexible substrate with fastened bent edges. The flexible substrate may have an active region that includes an array of light-emitting elements such as organic light-emitting diodes. The flexible substrate may also have inactive regions that lie outside of the active region. The bent edges may include portions of the inactive regions and portions of the active region. The bent edges may be wrapped to conform to the shape of an internal support structure. The bent edges may be fastened to the support structure with fastening members that attach a housing member or an internal clamp to the support structure. The bent edges may be secured between the housing member or the internal clamp and the support structure. The fastening members may be engaged in openings in the support structure and may pass through or alongside the bent edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Raff, Scott A. Myers, Christopher Stringer
  • Patent number: 9812882
    Abstract: An internet device and an automatic switching method, apparatus and circuit for a charging interface of an internet device are disclosed. The device includes a device charging interface (20), a dock charging interface (30), a charging loop (40) and an automatic switching apparatus (10) for a charging interface. The method includes: when external power supply is connected into the device (S001), judging whether a dock charging interface a the device is in place (S002), if so, isolating a device charging interface of the device and at the same time, connecting a charging loop of the device through a dock charging interface of the device (S003); otherwise, isolating the dock charging loop of the device and at the same time, connecting the charging loop of the device through the device charging interface of the device (S004). The device is convenient to implement and has the advantages of reliable performance and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD
    Inventor: Liang Yang
  • Patent number: 9804458
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display device includes a display panel, a translucent cover substrate, and a plate spacer. The display panel includes a pixel substrate, a counter substrate facing the pixel substrate, a liquid-crystal layer interposed between the pixel substrate and the counter substrate, and a driver IC mounted on a protruding portion of the pixel substrate protruding from the counter substrate. The translucent cover substrate is bonded to the display panel. The plate spacer is formed in a rectangular plate shape and is fixed to a surface of the translucent cover substrate on the driver IC side. The plate spacer and the driver IC are fixed with a resin layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Yoshihito Horiuchi, Yasuo Kawakubo
  • Patent number: 9787936
    Abstract: A display device system including a display screen, adapted to display digital content, a structural assembly, secured to the rear face of the display screen, configured to mount the display screen on a vertical surface, and a case for the display screen including a main body, one or more handles connected to the main body, and a locking mechanism, configured to releasably secure to the display screen. The main body is configured to couple and decouple from the display screen to provide structural rigidity during transportation, and is configured to surround at least the perimeter of the display screen. The rear side of said structural assembly comprises a recessed mounting mechanism configured to mate with a mounting device on a vertical surface, and the handles of the case are configured to position the display screen on the mounting device and be decoupled from the display screen thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Viden Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Trachtenberg, Francois Gariepy
  • Patent number: 9775263
    Abstract: A system for performing computing operations includes a rack, one or more shelves coupled to the rack, and two or more computing modules. Each computing module may include a chassis, one or more circuit board assemblies in a primarily vertical orientation, and one or more hard disk drives in a primarily vertical orientation. The circuit board assemblies and the hard disk drives are coupled to the chassis of the computing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter George Ross, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 9760823
    Abstract: A display may have an active area surrounded by an inactive border area. The display may be a liquid crystal display having a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between a color filter layer and a thin-film transistor layer. An upper polarizer may have a polarized central region that overlaps the active area of the display. The upper polarizer may also have an unpolarized portion in the inactive border area overlapping the border structures. The border structures may include colored material such as a white layer on the inner surface of the thin-film transistor layer. Binary information may be embedded into an array of programmable resonant circuits. The binary information may be a display identifier or other information associated with a display. The programmable resonant circuits may be tank circuits with adjustable capacitors, fuses, or other programmable components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byung Duk Yang, Kwang Soon Park, Enkhamgalan Dorjgotov, Kyung Wook Kim, Shih Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 9746703
    Abstract: A panel assembly includes a frame, a cell module, a retaining structure, and a flexible circuit board. The frame has a first surface and a second surface respectively located at opposite sides of the frame. The cell module and the retaining structure are respectively disposed on the first and second surfaces. The flexible circuit board is connected to the cell module and bended to extend over the second surface. The flexible circuit board has a through hole having a passing zone and an inwardly reduced zone communicated with each other. A part of the retaining structure extends from the second surface to a side of the flexible circuit board distal to the second surface via the inwardly reduced zone for preventing the flexible circuit board from moving away from the second surface. The passing zone is configured for the retaining structure to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Chen-Yun Ma, Kuo-Tung Liao, Chia-Jung Fan
  • Patent number: 9733670
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to computing devices including liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and more particularly to methods for attaching a cover glass layer to a structural housing while minimizing an amount of stress transferred through the cover glass layer to the LCD module. A continuous and compliant foam adhesive can be used to bond the cover glass layer to a structural. The compliant bond can absorb and distribute local stress concentrations caused by structural loads, mismatched surfaces and differing thermal expansion rates between various structures and cover glass layer. This can reduce stress concentrations in the cover glass layer that can lead to stress induced birefringence in the LCD cell. In other embodiments, the cover glass layer can be attached using magnets or a tongue and groove design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dinesh C. Mathew, Edward J. Cooper, Brett W. Degner, Keith J. Hendren, Nicholas Alan Rundle, Dave Tarkington
  • Patent number: 9734736
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a self-emitting display panel, a first transparent substrate, a second transparent substrate and two combining elements. The first transparent substrate includes two first edge portions and a first cover portion. The second transparent substrate includes two second edge portions and a second cover portion. The self-emitting display panel is disposed between the first cover portion and the second cover portion. The self-emitting display panel has a first surface facing to and covered entirely by the first cover portion and a second surface facing to and covered entirely by the second cover portion. One of the two combining elements is connected between one of the two first edge portions and one of the two second edge portions, and the other of the two combining elements is connected between the other of the two first edge portions and the other of the two second edge portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Hsu-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9717351
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure can include systems and methods for providing articulating point-of-sale (POS) apparatuses or devices, such as displays. In one embodiment, an articulating point-of-sale (POS) display assembly may include a base and a movable arm attached to the base. The movable arm may be configured to move from a first position to a second position with respect to the base. The assembly may further include a pivotable display device attached to the movable arm. The pivotable display device may be configured to pivot from a third position to a fourth position with respect to the movable arm. The assembly may also include an arm joint attaching the movable arm to the base, and a pivot joint attaching the pivotable display device to the movable arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Sauway Law, Heather Lynn Klaubert, Sung Hoon Kim, Scott McKinley DeWinter, Christopher Loew, David Frederick Lyons, Leonard Speiser, John Beatty
  • Patent number: 9716812
    Abstract: A technology that enables accurate position specification on an image displayed on a screen to perform processing and correction of the image data is provided. When the image is printed on a sheet on which a dot pattern is printed, a reference point of the image on the display device is set and the reference point is printed in a visible mark together with the image. This mark is imaged with an imaging means, and calibration is performed in which position coordinates of the marks on the sheet and the reference points of the image are matched, thereby preventing variation in coordinates between designation made on the sheet with the imaging means and processing on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9716778
    Abstract: A versatile multiple display screen smart-phone, having configuration of retractable dual extension screen unites assembled at either side of device, whereby retracted extension screens can be extracted from a prefabricated interior twofold passageway/storage unit for added multi-tasking convenience and/or combined consolidation with main display screen for display screen enlargement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Derrick Kingsley Walker
  • Patent number: 9699943
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a display surface that displays an image and a rear surface that faces the display surface, a cover panel attached to the rear surface of the display panel, the cover panel including a center portion and an edge portion surrounding the center portion, the center portion having a thickness greater than a thickness of the edge portion, and a reinforcing member in an overlapping relationship with the edge portion of the cover panel, the reinforcing member facing the display panel such that the cover panel is between the reinforcing member and the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyuhan Bae, Jeungsoo Kim, Eunju Shin, Jeongseok Oh
  • Patent number: 9684334
    Abstract: A tablet computer device comprises a overlay membrane detachably couplable to the tablet computer device to protect a display element of the tablet computer device, the overlay membrane having an integrated keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven S. Homer, Paul J. Doczy, Kevin Massaro
  • Patent number: 9654605
    Abstract: An electrical accessory for use with a portable electronic device and with a protective cover for the portable electronic device is provided. The electrical accessory includes a body, an electrical connector, and electrical circuitry. The body includes a back portion and a bottom portion. The back portion is slidably attachable to the back of the protective cover to removably affix the electrical accessory to the back of the protective cover. The bottom portion is adapted to be proximate the bottom of the protective cover when the electrical accessory is removably affixed to the protective cover. The electrical connector is affixed to the bottom portion of the body of the electrical accessory. The electrical connector is positioned to electrically interconnect to an electrical port of the portable electronic device when the electrical accessory is affixed to the protective cover and when the portable electronic device is installed in the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Russell J. Goldfain, Dane A. Sprister, Jonathan B. Rayeski
  • Patent number: 9647043
    Abstract: A display panel includes a flexible substrate, a first display region, a second display region, and a third display region. The first display region has a quadrangle outline and includes a first side and a second side forming a first corner portion of the outline. The second display region is in contact with the first side and the width of the second display region in a direction parallel to the first side coincides with the length of the first side. The third display region is in contact with the second side and the width of the third display region in a direction parallel to the second side coincides with the length of the second side. The substrate includes a notch portion corresponding a region facing the first display region with the first corner portion provided therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9608309
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is provided and includes a plastic frame body, a metal outer frame, a metal inner frame and a first conductive spring. The plastic frame body has an opening, a first locking groove, a first inserting groove and a first protrusive portion formed between the first locking groove and the first inserting groove. The metal outer frame is locked to the first locking groove and fixed on the outside of the plastic frame body. The metal inner frame is inserted into the first inserting groove and fixed in the surroundings of the opening of the plastic frame body. Besides, the metal inner frame is electrically connected to a system ground plane. The first conductive spring clasps the first protrusive portion. The first conductive spring extends into the first locking groove and the first inserting groove so as to electrically connect the metal outer and inner frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching-Sung Wang, Chih-Hsien Wu, Yu-Ju Yu, Bing-Hsiao Wang, Huang-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 9606625
    Abstract: A device includes a flexible component, such as a display and a rigid component coupled to the flexible component. An input circuit coupled to the flexible component can detect deformation of the flexible component. A response module can provide haptic feedback or another response based on the deformation. In some devices, the rigid component can be made of rigid members attached by a flexible connection and coupled to a motor. The flexible connection can be altered by the motor to cause the flexible component to deform from one state to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Danny Grant, Yiting Wang
  • Patent number: 9603280
    Abstract: A flash module includes a top cover and a bottom cover, a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising memory, solid state storage, a storage controller configured to manage the memory and the solid state storage, and at least one integrated connector, and a capacitor, in which the capacitor is configured to power at least the storage controller when the flash module is disconnected from an external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Frank, Timothy Olesiewicz
  • Patent number: 9575505
    Abstract: Presented is an under-cabinet mounted control system for a portable touch screen device. The control system includes a processor configured for providing an interface between the portable touch screen device and one or more remote systems, and a mounting bracket configured to be mounted under a cabinet, shelf, table, or counter. The control system further includes a touch screen mounting member moveably coupled to the mounting bracket. The touch screen mounting member is configured to releasably hold the portable touch screen device. The control system further includes a docking connector configured for electrically mating with the portable touch screen device and establishing electrical communication between the processor and the portable touch screen device, and a communication means configured for establishing communication between the processor the one or more remote systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Creston Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Feldstein, Jeffrey Ausfeld
  • Patent number: 9563230
    Abstract: A display assembly includes a front frame with an opening, a display panel, and a back frame. The display panel is mounted between the front frame and the back frame. The front frame includes a front frame body and a side frame portion surrounding the front frame body. A groove is defined in the side frame portion. The back frame includes a receiving portion and a mounting portion. The mounting portion includes an outer frame body surrounding the receiving portion and one or more flanges protruding from the outer frame body. The receiving portion defines a receiving section for receiving the display panel. The back frame includes one or more resisting blocks protruding from the receiving section. The resisting blocks resist the display panel. The flanges engage in the groove to secure the front frame to the back frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhan-Ao Yu, Quan Liao, Te-Hsu Wang, Chih-Kang Cho
  • Patent number: 9552014
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic apparatus, including a first housing, a second housing which has a display section and a support member supporting the display section, and a housing connection section which rotatably connects the second housing with respect to the first housing. The support member includes a first support section connected to the housing connection section, a second support section which fixedly supports the display section, and a support connection section, positioned between the first support section and the second support section, which has a flexibility to rotatably connect the second support section with respect to the first support section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomita, Takashi Sonehara, Minoru Shimizu, Takuya Motoishi, Naoki Ogishita, Yuuki Kubota, Ryousuke Tobiyama, Masanobu Yamaguchi, Kouichi Hiroyoshi, Kazuaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9544999
    Abstract: A transparent electrode includes: a substrate; an electrically conductive layer disposed on the substrate and including a plurality of nano-sized conductors; and an organic/inorganic composite layer directly disposed on the electrically conductive layer and including a cross-linked polymer and nano-sized inorganic oxide particles, wherein the nano-sized inorganic oxide particles are included in an amount of greater than or equal to about 1 part by weight and less than about 35 parts by weight, relative to 100 parts by weight of the cross-linked polymer. Also an electronic device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weonho Shin, Yun Sung Woo, Daejin Yang, Jinyoung Hwang, Chan Kwak, Hyeon Cheol Park, Jae-Young Choi
  • Patent number: 9504317
    Abstract: A leg assembly for a table comprises an elongated body portion having a wireway extending along a length of the body portion and configured to receive electrical power and communication lines therein, one or more wire retaining assemblies located within the wireway of the body portion, each of the one or more wire retaining assemblies movable between a first position, wherein electrical power and communication lines are retained within the wireway, and a second position, wherein electrical power and communication lines may be readily removed from within the wireway, and a cover member releasably connected to the one or more wire retaining assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Justin M. White, David C. Eberlein, Mohd Ramdan Rohani, Jesse M. Menayan