With Support For Multimedia Device; E.g., Speaker, Camera, Microphone Patents (Class 361/679.23)
  • Patent number: 10924643
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal. The terminal includes a camera component and a camera control device. The terminal has an accommodation chamber therein. Both of the camera component and the camera control device are located in the accommodation chamber. The camera control device comprises a switch valve component, an elastic component and a holding component. When held by the holding component, a valve core of the switch valve component could limit the camera component to be within the accommodation chamber. When camera control software such as a camera application is infected by virus, the camera component could avoid stretching out of the accommodation chamber even upon being controlled to start. Accordingly, the camera component could avoid being secretly filmed by lawbreakers and prevent user's privacy from being exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: K-Tronics (Suzhou) Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aiming Xu, Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10873796
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a speaker that is stored inside a housing and includes an attachment guide to which the speaker is attached on a housing front surface. The attachment guide has at least one angle deciding portion which inclines a front surface of the speaker relative to the housing front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriaki Taguchi, Yasushi Nakamura, Shinichi Takeda, Hiroki Kanemitsu
  • Patent number: 10827269
    Abstract: System, device, and method for audio reproduction are provided. The system includes a media computing device and an electronic device connected such that their speakers can be used in combination in optimizing the audio reproduction of media being played or streamed. Each device can be portable and the audio reproduction can include virtual/spatial/surround audio reproduction. When connecting, the media computing device serves as a host and the electronic device serves as a slave for data communication. As such, the media computing device can process an audio signal into any portion for reproduction on any speaker. Further, when connecting and if needed, the electronic device serves as a host and the media computing device serves as a slave for power management. Depending on the system configuration, a suitable connection can be made via a wireless or single cable wired connection between the media computing device and the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Wong Hoo Sim, Teck Chee Lee
  • Patent number: 10827050
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an actuating mechanism disposed in an electronic device, which includes an opening. The actuating mechanism comprises a moving member, a first lever, a second lever, a first shape memory alloy member and a second shape memory alloy member. The moving member corresponds to the opening and has a first limiting slot and a second limiting slot. The first lever has a first minor axis and a first major axis, and one end of the first major axis connects to the first limiting slot. The second lever has a second minor axis and a second major axis, and one end of the second major axis connects to the second limiting slot. One end of the first shape memory alloy member connects to the first minor axis. One end of the second shape memory alloy member connects to the second minor axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: San-Pen Yang
  • Patent number: 10817020
    Abstract: A portable laptop computing device includes an internal casing that stores secondary displays which extend outward from the device's primary display to thereby increase the amount of displays a user can view while operating the device. The secondary displays are positioned inside a casing of the primary display which is large enough to house at least two displays. The two displays are connected to a hinge which is configured to provide inward and outward movement and rotational movement of the secondary display about 360┬░. The system can also be implemented with an expansive ecosystem of interoperable components, including an add-on component from which secondary displays can extend, vertical screen adapters which can replace the customary horizontal configuration, a stand to which the add-on component can connect, and a horizontal screen adapter that connects with the stand to provide a convenient three-display set-up when used with the add-on component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Charles DeMaio
  • Patent number: 10709025
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel; a plate including a first portion at a rear of the display panel, wherein the display panel is fixed on the first portion; and a second portion that extends from a lower side of the first portion, the second portion bent toward a front of the first portion from the first portion; and a housing at a rear of the second portion of the plate, the housing coupled with the second portion of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaegi Lee, Jaecheol Kim, Boreum Lee, Seunghyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10681441
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display panel configured to display an image, a supporting member on a rear surface of the display panel, at least one sound generation device adjacent to the display panel, a wiring configured to transfer a signal to the at least one sound generation device, and a supporting plate on the rear surface of the display panel, the supporting plate being under the at least one sound generation device and the wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungtae Lee, KwanHo Park, YeongRak Choi
  • Patent number: 10678309
    Abstract: A camera module including a camera component, a sliding member and a pivotal member is provided. The camera component is rotatably disposed on a body and includes a lens and at least one elastic positioning member. The sliding member is slidably disposed on the body and provided with at least two notches. The pivotal member is disposed on the body and connected with the camera component and the sliding member. The camera component is rotated between a closed position and an open position by the pivotal member and brings the sliding member to move. An electronic device including the camera module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Shiue Jan, Cheng-Ya Chi, Wei-Hao Lan, Pai-Feng Chen, Ching-Tai Chang
  • Patent number: 10674249
    Abstract: An external speaker assembly and an audio apparatus are disclosed. The external speaker assembly comprises a housing, a speaker unit and a driving circuit; the external speaker assembly is detachably connected to an audio device; when the external speaker assembly is connected to the audio device, a sealed cavity is formed by the housing and a rear cover of the audio device; the speaker unit and the driving circuit are received in the sealed cavity; the driving circuit is configured to connect to the audio device, and receive an audio signal from the audio device to drive the speaker unit to produce sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD
    Inventors: Zhihua Wu, Xiulu Jin, Linfang Li, Wenfei Wu, Siqin Feng
  • Patent number: 10667053
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a sound reproducing apparatus and method, and a program that enable sound reproduction with high sound quality and excellent directivity characteristics at lower costs. A sound reproducing apparatus includes: an amplification unit that amplifies an acoustic signal; a plurality of electroacoustic transducers that output sound in accordance with the acoustic signal output from the amplification unit, the electroacoustic transducers having characteristics of a capacitive load; and a switching unit that switches connections of the electroacoustic transducers to the amplification unit, to connect one or a plurality of electroacoustic transducers among the plurality of electroacoustic transducers to the amplification unit. The present technology can be applied to a sound reproducing apparatus, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Yoshio Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10587952
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a display includes a housing comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The second surface comprises a transparent material covering the second surface and the housing includes two or more microphone ports disposed along a parting line between the first surface and the second surface exterior to the transparent material. The housing further includes two or more microphones coupled with the two or more microphone ports. A microphone signal processing system may be utilize to increase directional sensitivity of the two more microphones toward an audio source. An angle detector to detect an angle of the may be utilized to accommodate the directional sensitivity provided by the microphone signal processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10491985
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display device configured to display a video data; and a plurality of integrated speakers configured to output at least one audio signal in a low-pitched tone band and at least one audio signal in a middle and high-pitched tone band. The plurality of integrated speakers may each include: a woofer speaker configured to output a first audio signal among the at least one audio signal in the low-pitched tone band; and at least one front speaker that is adjacent to the woofer speaker and configured to output a second audio signal among the at least one audio signal in the middle and high-pitched tone band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyeong-tae Lee, Jong-bae Kim, Dong-kyu Park, Sung-ha Son
  • Patent number: 10416709
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes an input module, a display module, and a lens module disposed on the display module. The lens module includes a housing, a rear lens, a first elastic member, and a first magnetic member. The rear lens and the first elastic member are disposed in the housing, and the first elastic member is connected to the rear lens and the first magnetic member. A second magnetic member is disposed on the input module and corresponds to the first magnetic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Li-Hua Hu
  • Patent number: 10334178
    Abstract: A method for controlling a flash lamp of a camera to provide supplemental light during image-capturing is disclosed. The flash lamp includes a lamp and a position adjusting unit, the lamp being able to track a moving target object in addition to being able to apply spotlighting or wide angle illumination of the object. The method acquires a first brightness value surrounding a target object from a photosensitive unit, compares the value with a preset value and turns on the lamp when the value is less than the preset value. The camera can detect whether the target object is moving; and the lamp can be controlled to move (by the position adjusting unit) to track the moving target object and maintain illumination of it for the image-capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kan Qin
  • Patent number: 10317954
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide electroacoustic devices of a computing device. An example computing device includes a base member and a display member rotatably connected to the base member via a hinge. The display member is to cover a top surface of the base member when the device is in a closed position. The computing device includes an electroacoustic device residing within a cavity along the top surface of the base member. As an example, when the display member is to be opened from the closed position of the device, the electroacoustic device is to rotate out from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hewett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C. Brooks, Ann Alejandro Villegas, Charlie Ku
  • Patent number: 10142525
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display part; a rail member provided on a back surface of the display part; and an imaging unit placed in engagement with the rail member, wherein a lens included in the imaging unit is exposed outside the display part in a first state in which the imaging unit is moved to a first end of the rail member, and is located behind the back surface of the display part in a second state in which the imaging unit is moved to a second end of the rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tadanori Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 10070550
    Abstract: A fixing device for a circuit board and an electronic apparatus including the fixing device, related to the display field, and can be applied for the fixation of circuit boards with different sizes and structures onto a component to be fixed. The fixing device for a circuit board includes: a holding portion, used to hold a circuit board and including a containing space and a top portion including an opening allowing the circuit board to pass through the opening and to be inserted in the containing space; and a fixing portion, connected with the bottom portion of the holding portion and configured to fix on the display device. Also, an electronic apparatus including at least one fixing device for a circuit board is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., K-TRONICS (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolai Li, Zesen Fu
  • Patent number: 10051097
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for controlling access to a personal communication structure (PCS) are described. The PCS may include independently accessible compartments at least partially enclosing respective subsystems of the PCS. The independently accessible compartments include an electronics compartment, a communications compartment, and a display compartment. The electronics, communications, and display compartments at least partially enclose a power distribution subsystem, a communications subsystem, and a display subsystem, respectively. The PCS also includes an access controller operable to provide access independently to respective interiors of at least a subset of the compartments to authorized users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Civiq Smartscapes, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle R. Bowers, Benjamin P. Lee, Parag N. Shah, Kenneth J. Gray, Benjamin M. Lawler
  • Patent number: 10019218
    Abstract: A portable computing device includes a user interface system including at least a first display and a second display, a memory storing a series of images, a user input device configured to receive an input from a user corresponding to changing a power state of the portable computing device, and a processing circuit coupled to the user interface system, the memory, and the user input device. The processing circuit is configured to receive the input from the user corresponding to changing the power state, determine based on the received input if the input satisfies a trigger condition, and in response to determining that the trigger condition is satisfied, display the series of images on the first display and the second display such that at least one image is displayed on the first display and the second display during a display sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: EDAN INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Henderson, Sean Murphy
  • Patent number: 9996124
    Abstract: A system can include a board that includes a chipset that includes a processor; an edge connector housing and card lock assembly mounted to the board where the edge connector housing and card lock assembly includes a tongue that includes an axle and a latch rotatable about the axle for orientation in a locked state and in an unlocked state; and a video card operatively coupled to the processor where the video card includes a graphics processor and an edge received by the edge connector housing and card lock assembly and where the video card includes a prong wherein, in the locked state, an extension of the latch is disposed between a surface of the prong and a surface of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Jianyang Chen
  • Patent number: 9755375
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flat panel display support, which includes a base, a first connecting lever, a second connecting lever and a first display mounting plate; one end of the first connecting lever is rotationally connected with the base, the other end of the first connecting lever is rotationally connected with one end of the second connecting lever, the other end of the second connecting lever is rotationally connected with the first display mounting plate, and the base is provided with a USB interface, an audio output interface for connecting with an earphone or a speaker, and an audio input interface for connecting with a microphone. By adopting this structure, a user can directly plug devices, the earphone or the speaker with a USB into the base without stoop. The flat panel display support is simple and convenient, and user experience is good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LOCTEK VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Lehong Xiang, Qiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9641920
    Abstract: Embodiments of the subject technology provides novel approaches to providing structural components for mobile computing devices to meet structural and physical form factor requirements for such devices. More specifically, the subject technology describes examples of novel mid-frame structural components, opposing snap features, camera support housing with an integrated lens, and a flexible printed circuit design with a self aligning dome FPC to button configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred Charles Jones, II, Kelly Erin Johnson, Bhargav Prasad Rajaraman, Andrea Cloutier, Angel Wilfredo Martinez
  • Patent number: 9596531
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, the disclosure presents a flat panel displaying and sounding system integrating a flat panel display with a flat panel sounding unit array. Generally, the flat panel displaying and sounding system comprises a panel surface for both displaying picture and emanating audible sound, a flat panel display means for said displaying picture and a flat panel sounding unit array means for said emanating audible sound. The flat panel system may be made by attaching a flat panel displaying layer with a flat panel sounding unit array. Furthermore, the flat panel system may be made by disposing a flat panel displaying layer inside layers of a flat panel sounding unit array. Furthermore, layer level integration may be used to implement function needed for displaying and function necessary for sounding on one integrated layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9584846
    Abstract: A vehicle entertainment system is disclosed that includes docking cradles that can store handheld controllers, and a management terminal. The management terminal controls an electronically controlled lock apparatus of the cradles to selectively lock the handheld controllers in a stored position within the docking cradles. The management terminal may receive and display the status of which of the docking cradles store a handheld controller, and may display at least one user selectable indicia that is touch selectable by a user to control one or more of the docking cradles to lock and unlock handheld controllers stored therein. Related inductive charging circuits, theft alert circuits, and other components of the vehicle entertainment system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Bleacher, Christopher K. Mondragon, Charles G. Smith, Richard J. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9501099
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device can include one or more protrusions and a casing. The casing can be shaped and dimensioned to carry the audio output portions. The casing can include a first face, a second face and sides. The one or more protrusions can extend from any of, or any combination of, the first face, the second face and at least one of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Wong Hoo Sim, Teck Chee Lee, Thean Kuie Christopher Chang
  • Patent number: 9483965
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a graphic image display can comprise: a backlight source; a light transmitting first sheet having a viewing side and a backside, with a plurality of geometric microstructure units on the backside; and a second layer comprising a source of graphic image information. The plurality of geometric microstructure units can be selected from microlenses, polyhedral shapes, lenticular shapes, and combinations comprising at least one of the foregoing. The graphic image display can be suitable for viewing under ambient light from the viewing side alone, under backlighting alone, and in the presence of both ambient light from the viewing side and backlighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Jian Zhou, Adel Fawzy Bastawros, Michael J. Davis, David Dean Clinnin
  • Patent number: 9465409
    Abstract: A docking station for installing a portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a display surface and at least one slot located at one side of the display surface. The docking station includes a supporting structure, at least one hook, and at least one first magnetic element. The supporting structure includes a body and a shell. The shell covers the body. The hook is disposed on the body and extrudes out of the supporting surface of the shell. The first magnetic element is disposed on the body and located in the shell. The hook is adapted to inlay in the slot and the first magnetic element is adapted to attract the portable electronic device, such that the portable electronic device is fixed on the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Ming-Yen Wu, Yan-Lin Kuo, Cheng-Hung Chen, Shao-Huai Tsai
  • Patent number: 9374633
    Abstract: An audio system comprises a first enclosure for housing a first audio component and a second enclosure for housing a second audio component. The first enclosure includes a surface having a plurality of first structures, the first structures comprising one selected from a group consisting of a plurality of protrusions and a plurality of receptacles. The second enclosure includes a surface having a plurality of second structures, the second structures comprising the other one from the group consisting of the plurality of protrusions and the plurality of receptacles. The protrusions are configured to be inserted into the receptacles along a first direction such that the first enclosure is maintained in a first position relative to the second enclosure in the presence of a shear force that is applied in a direction that is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Adams, Dale Vernon Curtis, Jerry Kenneth Hubbard, Eric Matthew Miller
  • Patent number: 9343837
    Abstract: A docking apparatus of an electronic apparatus that can support the electronic apparatus is provided. The docking apparatus of an electronic apparatus may include a body that forms an exterior of the docking apparatus, a support portion rotatably coupled to the body, and an interface module coupled to the body and including an interface terminal configured to connect the docking apparatus to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Heecheul Moon
  • Patent number: 9232303
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for enhancing the sound level of portable devices by providing a sound reflector between the portable device and a case. The sound reflector includes a shield which functions to redirect output from rear facing speakers toward the front. The sound reflector can be extended for redirecting sound or retracted when not in use. A case incorporating a retractable sound reflector is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Adam Absher, Jason Pregel
  • Patent number: 9066175
    Abstract: A portable device includes a display module and a keyboard module. The display module includes a display casing, at least one speaker and at least one sound output opening. The speaker is accommodated in the display casing for outputting sounds. The sound output opening is used for transmitting the sounds from the speaker. The keyboard module includes a keyboard casing and a plurality of keys. The keyboard casing includes a sound guide chamber therein and at least one sound input opening for receiving the sounds from the sound output opening. The sound input opening is spatially communicated with the sound guide chamber. The keys are disposed on the keyboard casing. Two adjacent keys define a gap therebetween, and this gap is spatially communicated with the sound guide chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Sen Chang, Tai-Jung Sung, Jung-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 8988868
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display, a circuit substrate, connector terminals, a first cover, a second cover, and a fastening member. The circuit substrate includes a first side and a second side adjacent to the first side, and overlaps a second face of the display. The connector terminals are disposed at a vicinity of each of the first side and the second side. The first cover includes a first opening exposing the connector terminals therethrough, and covers the second face. The second cover includes a linking portion and a noncircular through hole, and covers the first opening across the first side and the second side. The linking portion is positioned in between the first side and the second side. The fastening member is inserted through the through hole so as to fix the second cover, the circuit substrate, and the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Keisuke Harita
  • Patent number: 8934063
    Abstract: An in-flight entertainment (IFE) system that integrates a touch screen display device with a tray table (e.g., an airplane tray table or a train tray table) to provide a superior media experience. The IFE system is configured to be situated in an active use position wherein a user may interact with the touch screen and also use a tray table. The IFE system may be moved into a stowed position wherein it is positioned adjacent to a back of a passenger seat and operated in a passive viewing mode. The IFE system may include a bottom panel or tray portion having a window pane so that the display device is viewable when the IFE system is in the stowed position. A portable IFE system comprising a foldable clamp that clamps to an edge of a conventional table and folds into a stowed position is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Skycast Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Boyer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8902607
    Abstract: A testing apparatus and method of extending the life of a testing apparatus may comprise a chassis including a case having a testing module receptacle receiving a plurality of testing modules comprising at least one processor module and a plurality of test modules, each having the same physical footprint, including respective racking mechanisms and inter-module interface connectors; and a backplane with connectors connecting with a respective inter-module connector, and bus-work interconnecting the respective modules through the inter-module interface connectors and the backplane connectors. The backplane may comprise a battery and display connector. The chassis may comprise a display mounting receptacle configured to receive a display unit having a display connector configured to interface with the backplane display connector. A battery receptacle may receive a battery unit, such as a rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: VeEX Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ker Chin Chang, Cyrille Morelle
  • Patent number: 8885350
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a holding member, a circuit board and a heat-transfer member. The display panel is configured to display images. The holding member holds the display panel. The circuit board arranged so as to face the holding member and connected to the display panel. The heat-transfer sheet is arranged between the circuit board and the holding member so as to be in contact with the circuit board and the holding member. The heat-transfer sheet has a circuit board fixing portion, a holding member fixing portion and flexible connection portions that make connections between the fixing portions. The circuit board fixing portion is attached to the circuit board and separated from the holding member. The holding member fixing portion is attached to the holding member and separated from the circuit board. Therefore, a display quality is less likely to decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hokshing Liu
  • Patent number: 8861189
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a main body, an operating mechanism secured to the main body; and a camera mechanism. The main body defines an opening. The camera mechanism is capable of being received in the opening. The operating mechanism is operable to drive the camera mechanism protruding out of the opening, and allows the camera mechanism to be retracted into and received in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhou Chen
  • Patent number: 8848361
    Abstract: The present solution provides an adjustable docking apparatus configurable to accommodate a variety of mobile electronic devices. The adjustable docking apparatus is removably coupled to a base electronic device. The apparatus further includes an electrical connector movably and removably connected to the adjustable docking apparatus and electrically coupleable to the base electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: SDI Technologies
    Inventors: Eric Holzer, Mary Beth Poandl, Thomas Choi, Andrew Skurdal
  • Patent number: 8804323
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing defining a first opening and a through hole, a first antenna, a first cover, and a camera module. The first antenna is mounted in the casing and whose position corresponds to the position of the first opening. The first cover is detachably fixed in the first opening and covering the first antenna. The camera module is mounted in the casing and includes a lens module received in the through hole for converging light incident thereon. The first antenna and the camera module are arranged in a first line, the first cover being fixed in the first opening is separated from the camera module by a first predetermined distance in a first direction parallel with the first line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cho-Chuan Yang, Chun-Hsi Lin, Zhang-Xiang Hu, Nien-Chang Wang, Shu-Hao Lu
  • Patent number: 8804322
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a front substrate and a back substrate, a back cover disposed in the rear of the display panel, and a transparent cover including a portion disposed in the front of the front substrate of the display panel. The transparent cover contains a resin material having transmission capable of transmitting light. The transparent cover is separated from a front surface of the front substrate by a predetermined distance, and an air layer is formed between the transparent cover and the front surface of the front substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjoo Kim, Soonhyung Kwon, Jonghyun Byeon, Moungyoub Lee, Deogjin Lee, Sangdon Park
  • Patent number: 8797753
    Abstract: Provided is a video and audio reproduction apparatus including a display unit; a speaker unit; a main board; and a power supply unit, and the main board includes a printed circuit board; a first connector area which is formed on a front side of the printed circuit board; a second connector area which is formed on the front side of the printed circuit board; and a main chip which is surface-mounted on a back side of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-soo Kim, Jong-hee Han, Il-ki Min
  • Patent number: 8767392
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a body, an operation interface, a supporting element and an image capturing unit. A receiving recess is formed on the body. The operation interface is disposed on the body. The supporting element is rotated between a first orientation and a second orientation relative to the body, wherein when the supporting element is in the first orientation, the supporting element is in the receiving recess, and when the supporting element is in a second orientation, an angle is formed between the supporting element and the body, wherein the angle is greater than 0 degree. The image capturing unit is disposed in the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Kuang Wang
  • Patent number: 8767976
    Abstract: A sound pickup device is provided that includes a first housing, a second housing, a first microphone, and a second microphone. The second housing is coupled to the first housing and is configured to change positions with respect to the first housing. The first microphone is mounted on the first housing and is configured to output a first audio signal based on sound picked up by the first microphone. The second microphone is mounted on the second housing and is configured to output a second audio signal based on sound picked up by the second microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshio Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 8705228
    Abstract: A pivoting apparatus includes first and second pivoting elements, and first and second waterproof structures. The first pivoting element is fixed to a base, and has a first internal space and an opening exposing the first internal space. The second pivoting element is pivoted on the first pivoting element and fixed to an electronic device. A second internal space and a gap exposing the second internal space are formed between the first and second pivoting elements. The second internal space communicates with the first internal space through the opening. The first waterproof structure is fixed to the first pivoting element and surrounds at least a portion of the opening to block liquid from entering the first internal space through the opening. The second waterproof structure is fixed to the second pivoting element and shields the gap to block liquid from entering the second internal space through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Young Lighting Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Kuo Chuang, Li-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 8687362
    Abstract: A portable briefcase office comprises of a computer unit, a storage unit, and a supplies and devices unit. It integrates a computer, printer, projector, storage space, battery, and other office supplies in one easily transported briefcase. It is not a case for devices, but a compact apparatus that incorporates these devices as it would appear in an entire office.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Yifan Zhao
  • Patent number: 8654517
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described relating to mounting chassis for the assembly and support of display devices. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a mounting chassis for an interactive display device. The mounting chassis includes a plurality of sides defining an opening, wherein the plurality of sides including a lip extending into the opening, the lip being configured to support an electronic display panel. The chassis also includes one or more display panel fastening features disposed on the plurality of sides, and one or more integrated stand mounts integrated into one or more of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Curt Aumiller, Bernie Schultz, Rajesh Dighde, John Stephen Campbell, Franklin Willard Bradshaw, II
  • Patent number: 8641301
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to adjusting an angle of a camera included in display unit that connects to a base unit. The display unit may include a camera mount to house the camera. The camera mount is to adjust a viewing angle of the camera relative to the display unit in response to a change of a hinge angle between the display unit and the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yi Yang, Hai-Lung Hung
  • Patent number: 8638548
    Abstract: A device (10) for mounting behind a flat panel visual display (e.g. a television) (D) with a retractable means (17). The retractable means (17), in the form of a bay or tray, is extended to be accessible by a user when the flat panel display is mounted to a wall or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Fran├žois-Xavier Gardes
  • Patent number: 8588858
    Abstract: A portable terminal with a pair of housings is provided, in which a guide rib is formed in a first housing for providing a reception groove, a first hinge member is engaged with the first housing for rotating upon a first hinge axis extended along a length direction of the first housing, a second hinge member is formed in a second housing and includes a hinge housing extended along a width direction of the second housing, and an additional device is accommodated in the hinge housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon-Hee Shim, Sang-Joon Park, Jong-Woo Kim, Seok-Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8576554
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a power supply containment device for a computing system. According to one embodiment, the power supply containment device includes a main housing and a clamp portion coupled to the main housing. The clamp portion is configured to extend perpendicularly from the main housing so as to securely hold a power supply between the clamp portion and main housing of the containment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: David Quijano
  • Patent number: 8523370
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main body and a projection mechanism. The main body is used for providing video signals. The projection mechanism includes a built-in mini-projector that can either be stored in the electronic apparatus or extended out of the electronic apparatus for use. The mini-projector is capable of receiving video signals and projecting corresponding images when the projection mechanism is extended, and stops the projection of images when retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cho-Chuan Yang, Chun-Hsi Lin, Hung-Chang Chen, Ming-Chang Kuo