Hinged Or Folding Display; E.g., Laptop Computer Display Patents (Class 361/679.27)
  • Patent number: 11295638
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display panel support and a display device. A bending area of the display panel is protected by friction or resistance generated between the second support plate and the third support. In addition, the bending area of the display panel is protected by resistance caused by an elastic force or repulsive force or resistance between magnetism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Lang Liu
  • Patent number: 11288029
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a method of controlling the same, the display apparatus including: a plurality of display modules arranged in up and down directions, and configured to switch between a first state, the first state being a folded state and a second state, the second state being an unfolded state; a plurality of joining units each comprising a hinge provided between the plurality of display modules and configured to join adjacent display modules; a driver including a wire supporting the plurality of display modules, and configured to drive the plurality of display modules to switch to the first state or the second state by adjusting a length of the wire; and a pair of coupling guides provided on lateral sides of the plurality of display modules and configured to guide adjacent display modules to switch between the first state and the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungyong Joo, Jeongil Kang, Sunjin Park, Sungbum Jung
  • Patent number: 11283270
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device may include a housing having a first housing structure and a second housing structure, wherein the first and second housing structures are foldable with respect to each other about a hinge axis, a processor disposed in the housing, a first battery disposed in the first housing structure, a second battery disposed in the second housing, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) extending from the first housing structure to the second housing structure and crossing the hinge axis, a power management integrated circuit (PMIC), a first charging control circuit disposed in the first housing structure, and a second charging control circuit disposed in the second housing structure. In addition, various embodiments are possible which are understood through the disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duhyun Kim, Seungbeom Kang, Wooin Choi, Jungsik Park, Seunghui Sunwoo, Hyoungseok Oh
  • Patent number: 11275463
    Abstract: A display device includes: a base substrate including a touch area and a non-touch area adjacent to the touch area and including a first area and a second area; a touch electrode disposed in the touch area and including a lattice pattern; an antenna electrode disposed in the first area and including a lattice pattern; a first dummy pattern disposed in the first area; and a second dummy pattern disposed in the second area, wherein the second area is disposed between the first area and the touch area, and the lattice pattern of the touch electrode includes openings that are larger than openings of the lattice pattern of the antenna electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Kyoung Kim, Ki Seo Kim, Eun Jin Sung, Bong Hyun You, Won Sang Park
  • Patent number: 11249516
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first display operatively coupled to the processor; a second display operatively coupled to the processor and operatively coupled to a mechanism that rotates the second display with respect to the first display; a second housing that includes a keyboard; and a hinge assembly that operatively couples the first housing to the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Perelli
  • Patent number: 11243667
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for an information providing interface based on new user experience. An information providing interface method includes providing a home board including a search box as an initial interface screen for providing information; providing a first content board according to movement from the home board in a first direction or a second content board according to movement in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction in response to an input event on the home board; and visually displaying a shortcut icon for each board and a currently staying board through a partial area of a screen in response to movement from the first content board or the second content board. Each of the first and the second content boards includes a plurality of subpages and each of the subpages includes a different type of content and movement between subpages is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NAVER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Lee, Jong Ju Lee, Sungmin Kim, Kyung Hwa Chung, Yu-Kyung Seo
  • Patent number: 11237599
    Abstract: In one example, a dual-axis hinge assembly for an electronic device is disclosed, which may include a casing defining a pair of slots and an elastic member disposed in the casing. The elastic member may include mounting features at opposite ends. The dual-axis hinge assembly may include a pair of shafts received through a respective one of the mounting features and the slots, and engaged with display housing and a main housing of the electronic device to pivotably connect the display housing to the man housing. The elastic member may enable at least one of the shafts to slide along the slots to variably adjust a distance between a pivot axis of the display housing and a pivot axis of the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-Hua Ku, Wei-Chung Chen, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 11239035
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a button structure and a display device having the button structure. The button structure includes a housing, a function control substrate, a mechanical button and a remote control module. The housing has a reception space and a connection structure, is detachably connected to an electronic device through the connection structure, and has an installation surface to be docked to the electronic device, the installation surface is provided with a cable hole which communicates with the reception space, the electronic device is provided with a hole corresponding to the cable hole. The function control substrate is provided within the reception space and is connected with a cable, which extends into the electronic device via the cable hole and the hole and is connected to an electronic element inside the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: K-Tronics (Suzhou) Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lei Chen
  • Patent number: 11232723
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a folding display panel and a display device. The folding display panel has a first side and a second side opposite to each other, and a third side and a fourth side opposite to each other, the first side and the second side are perpendicular to the third side and the fourth side, and are connected to the third side and the fourth side. The display screen can fold into at least two horizontal display surfaces along a horizontal folding pivot shaft parallel to the first side and the second side, or can fold into at least two vertical display surfaces along a vertical folding pivot shaft perpendicular to the first side and the second side. The present invention sets forth configuration and application of a perpendicularly intersecting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenqi Li
  • Patent number: 11228118
    Abstract: An antenna module includes: an integrated circuit (IC) package including an IC, first and second antenna parts including first and second patch antenna patterns, first and second feed vias, and first and second dielectric layers, respectively; a connection member having a laminated structure having a first surface on which the first and second antenna parts are disposed, and a second surface, on which the IC package is disposed, the connection member further including an electrical connection path between the IC and the first and second feed vias. The connection member has a first region and a second region that is more flexible than the first dielectric layer. The first and second antenna parts are disposed on the first and second regions, respectively. Either one or both of the first and second antenna parts further includes a connection structure having a lower melting point than the first or second feed via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Kyung Kang, Gil Ha Lee, Shin Haeng Heo, Hyung Ho Seo, Hong Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 11215315
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display mounting device, including a wall panel, an expansion hinge connection rod assembly, an adapter bracket, and a display bracket. The wall panel includes a main frame, two upper extension rods, and two lower extension rods. The main frame includes an upper beam, a lower beam, and a bearing plate. The two upper extension rods are respectively rotatably coupled to two ends of the upper beam to allow the two upper extension rods to be unfolded or folded relative to the upper beam. The lower extension rods are respectively rotatably coupled to two ends of the lower beam to allow the two lower extension rods to be unfolded or folded relative to the lower beam. Upper extension rods and lower extension rods can be folded and unfolded relative to the upper beam and the lower beam, thus meeting requirements of packaging size and installation size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Jun Ma
  • Patent number: 11199875
    Abstract: A display device includes a display screen and a clipping structure. The display screen includes a bending area, a first end and a second end which are connected with the bending area. The first end is bendable by using the bending area, and the clipping structure is used to clip the second end of the display screen so as to fix the second end during a bending process of the first end. The display device provided by the embodiments of the present application ensures stability of the second end of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: YUNGU (GU'AN) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaoji Zhu, Liwei Ding, Yuhua Wu, Yongfeng Zhao, Hongqi Hou, Fu Liao
  • Patent number: 11181951
    Abstract: An information device system includes a portable information device to which a first chassis and a second chassis are connected, and a keyboard. The portable information device has a foldable display, and a pair of cover plate parts covering a hinge device at both sides, a tip surface being disposed at a position projecting to an inner side in a bending direction of the display than a surface of a bending part of the display as the first chassis and the second chassis rotate. The keyboard has a width along one edge portions equal to or larger than an interval at which the pair of cover plate parts is provided, based on a placement state of being placed at a usage position specified by a top surface of the first chassis, and is provided with an elastic member at corner parts opposed to the pair of cover plate parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ushioda, Muneki Sugiyama, Yoshiki Hiranouchi, Hiroaki Nukaga, Hiroaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11175720
    Abstract: A power control device for a computer system includes a detecting module, configured to detect an open/close state of a display device to generate an open/close signal; and a controller, coupled to the detecting module and coupled to a power supply device through a system management bus, configured to generate an enabling signal to conduct or block a power source of the computer system provided by the power supply device, and to wake up the power supply device, which is in a power saving mode, according to the open/close signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Liang-Yu Lai, Meng-Che Lian, Yun-Lin Tsai, Chun-Lung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11163330
    Abstract: A display device includes a window, a display panel disposed below the window, and a cushion layer disposed below the display panel. The cushion layer includes a plurality of rod parts extending in a thickness direction of the cushion layer and a binder part coupled to the plurality of rod parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sebong Kim
  • Patent number: 11157035
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a remote control device and an unmanned aerial vehicle. The remote control device includes: a display screen, a rotating shaft, a remote control body and a security lock mechanism. The remote control body includes: a housing and a joystick. The display screen can rotate around the rotating shaft. The security lock mechanism is connected to the rotating shaft. When the display screen is rotated towards the housing by an angle during screen closing, the security lock mechanism in a first state locks the display screen to stop the display screen from being continued to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiying Liang
  • Patent number: 11144271
    Abstract: Systems for moveable computer display devices are provided. A computer display system includes a base member that provides stability and includes an input device. The system further includes a support member attached to a first terminus of the base member. As part of the system, the support member includes an actuator to change support member length based upon an input received at the input device. The system also includes a display device attached at a second terminus of the support member opposite the first terminus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Deborah Joyce
  • Patent number: 11143877
    Abstract: A head-mounted image display device includes a device main body configured to display an image to allow a user to view the image, and a supporting member configured to support the device main body, and to be mounted on the head of the user. The supporting member includes an upper extension portion and a lower extension portion, each extending in a left-and-right direction, and a light guide member configured to guide the image to an eye of the user is interposed between the upper extension portion and the lower extension portion in an up-and-down direction of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohide Kamiya, Toshiaki Miyao, Takeshi Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 11132031
    Abstract: An electronic device including a first body, a second body, a hinge structure, an electronic assembly and a linkage mechanism is provided. The first body and the second body are pivoted to each other through the hinge structure. The electronic assembly is disposed on the first body. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and connected between the hinge structure and the electronic assembly. When the second body is closed to the first body, the electronic assembly is hidden between the first body and the second body. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with an opening angle less than a predetermined angle, the hinge structure does not drive the linkage mechanism. When the second body is opened relative to the first body with the opening angle not less than the predetermined angle, the hinge structure drives the linkage mechanism and the linkage mechanism drives the electronic assembly to be opened relative to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu, Ko-Yen Lu, Chun-Chieh Chen, Chen-Ming Lee, Yi-Hung Chen, I-Chien Huang
  • Patent number: 11099611
    Abstract: A portable information handling system housing rotationally couples first and second housing portions with a hinge assembly having first and second axles held in a parallel fixed lateral disposition and selectively engaging with a first or second gear assembly having a first or second gear ratio. A distance between the first and second axles varies based upon the selected gear assembly to adapt the information handling system to accept a keyboard between the first and second housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Hallar, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 11087647
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a detachable flexible display structure, a flexible display screen, a method of manufacturing the same, and a display device. The detachable flexible display structure, having an active area and a non-active area arranged on outside of the active area, includes: a support substrate having a surface in the non-active area provided with a rib; and a flexible display screen formed on the support substrate and detachable from the support substrate. The flexible display screen is formed with an arch portion for covering the rib at a position corresponding to the rib so that the flexible display screen can be bent at the arch portion. The above detachable flexible display structure can reduce the stress generated at the arch portion when the flexible display screen is bent, so that it can prevent the peripheral metal trace from breaking, which improves the reliability of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: KUNSHAN GO-VISIONOX OPTO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Shanhe Wang, Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 11079809
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. The electronic apparatus includes a first chassis having a keyboard device on its top surface; a second chassis having a display on its front surface; a hinge mechanism connecting the first chassis and the second chassis; a movable plate disposed in the rear of the keyboard device on the top surface of the first chassis, and is configured to be turnable in a direction of moving its rear end up and down centering on a rotating shaft provided on its front end; and a drive mechanism that causes the movable plate to turn in conjunction with a turning motion of the first chassis and the second chassis through the hinge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Takayuki Morino, Masayuki Amano, Seita Horikoshi, Satoshi Seino
  • Patent number: 11056768
    Abstract: According to various examples, an electronic device comprising: a housing, which is a foldable housing and includes a first housing part including a first surface and a second surface oppositely facing the first surface, a second housing part including a first surface facing the first surface of the first housing part when folded in a first direction, and a second surface facing the second surface of the first housing part when folded in a second direction, and a connection part connecting the first housing part and the second housing part; a communication circuit disposed inside the housing; a first antenna pattern disposed inside the first housing part; a second antenna pattern disposed inside the second housing part; a first display exposed to the first surface of the first housing part; a second display exposed to the first surface of the second housing part; a first conductive member exposed to the second surface of the first housing part, and electrically connected to the first antenna pattern; and a se
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hyeongtae Kim, Seunggil Jeon
  • Patent number: 11042193
    Abstract: A foldable mobile terminal and related products include: a flexible display screen; a housing assembly including a first housing and a second housing, the flexible display screen being provided on the first housing and the second housing; a first rotating assembly that is at least partially received in the first housing and can extend or retract with respect to the first housing in a sliding manner, the first rotating assembly being provided with a first groove; a second rotating assembly that is at least partially received in the second housing and can extend or retract with respect to the second housing in a sliding manner; and a first roller and a first spring provided between the first rotating assembly and the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 11036261
    Abstract: A hinge module is provided, including a first bracket, a guiding rod movably assembled to the first bracket, an elastic member connected between the first bracket and the guiding rod, a second bracket pivotally connected to the guiding rod, and a linking rod pivotally connected between the first and the second brackets. In a process of the first and the second brackets rotating relative to each other, the guiding rod moves relative to the first bracket to deform the elastic member. A portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai, Wu-Chen Lee, Kun-You Chuang
  • Patent number: 11032920
    Abstract: A flexible display device including a first body having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a second body having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the second body having a housing, a hinge portion connecting the first body and the second body in a relatively rotatable manner, and a flexible display disposed on the first surface of the first body and first surface of the second body, the flexible display being movable between a folded state and an unfolded state, the flexible display being exposed to cover the second surface of the first body together with the second body when in the folded state is provided. The housing of the second body slides with respect to the hinge portion when the flexible display is being moved between the folded state and the unfolded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sungpil Kim
  • Patent number: 11023012
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a first supporting member, and a second body. The first supporting member has a first end and a second end opposite to each other, and the first end is pivoted at the first body. The second body has a notch, the second end is pivoted at the second body, and the first supporting member is fitted to the notch. The second body and the first supporting member fitted to the notch are closed or opened up with respect to the first body together as the first supporting member is pivotally rotated relative to the first body. When the second body is opened up, the second body and the first supporting member are pivotally rotated relatively to separate the first supporting member from the notch and move a bottom end of the second body to a preset position on the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Shu-Hsien Chu, Wang-Hung Yeh, Hsin-Chieh Fang, Jen-Yu Chiang
  • Patent number: 11009920
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for a computing system, including a hinge assembly coupled to a base bracket of a display assembly, including: a sleeve including a hollow portion at a first end of the sleeve; a retractable shaft, wherein a first end of the retractable shaft is positioned within the hollow portion of the sleeve, the retractable shaft adjustable between a first positional state and a second positional state with respect to the sleeve such that: when the retractable shaft is in the first positional state, a second end of the retractable shaft, opposite the first end, extends a first distance from a second end of the sleeve, opposite the first end of the sleeve; when the retractable shaft is in the second position state, the second end of the retractable shaft extends a second distance from the second end of the sleeve, the second distance greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-An Lin, Li Hsu
  • Patent number: 10996716
    Abstract: A display device includes first and second set frames disposed adjacent to each other, a panel disposed above the first and second set frames, a folding hinge configured to connect the first set frame with the second set frame, a first sliding plate disposed between the first set frame and the panel, a stationary plate disposed between the second set frame and the panel, a second sliding plate disposed between the stationary plate and the second set frame, and a shock absorber having one end coupled to the first sliding plate and the panel and the other end coupled to the second sliding plate and movably disposed on the folding hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-Suk Lee, Seung-O Jeon, Young-Joon Yun, Hyeong-Gwang An
  • Patent number: 10990842
    Abstract: A display arranged over a fingerprint sensor according to an embodiment of the disclosure may include a cover glass, a display panel arranged below the cover glass, a first driver that applies a signal to a first pixel group arranged in a first area corresponding to the fingerprint sensor on the display panel, a second driver that applies a signal to a second pixel group arranged in a second area that does not overlap the first area on the display panel, and a controller that causes the first driver to apply an enable signal to the first pixel group to enable the first driver to emit light when a finger touches a fingerprint sensing area corresponding to the fingerprint sensor on the cover glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Su Yeon Kim, Sang Seob Kim, Kwang Tai Kim, Ju Yeong Lee, Hyun Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 10963020
    Abstract: A hinge structure for an electronic device is disclosed, including: a fixed bracket including a first and second through-hole, a first connecting shaft inserted into the first through-hole, a first rotary bracket disposed between a fixed bracket and a support part, a first elastic member disposed partially in the first through-hole and supported by the second support part and pressing a fixed bracket towards the first rotary bracket, a second connecting shaft inserted into the second through-hole, a second rotary bracket disposed between a fixed bracket and a support part, a second elastic member disposed partially in the second through-hole and supported by another support part and pressing a fixed bracket towards the second rotary bracket, wherein at least one fixed bracket is disposed between the first rotary bracket and the second rotary bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongyoon Kim, Jungjin Kim, Chungkeun Yoo, Minsung Lee
  • Patent number: 10928860
    Abstract: A portable communication device or electronic device is provided. The communication device includes a housing including a first housing structure, a second housing structure, and a hinge cover positioned between at least a portion of the first housing structure and at least a portion of the second housing structure, a flexible display at least partially received in the housing and including a first portion corresponding to the first housing structure, a second portion corresponding to the second housing structure, and a third portion corresponding to the hinge cover, a hinge structure positioned between the third portion of the flexible display and the hinge cover and connected with the first housing structure and the second housing structure, and at least one sealing member positioned between the third portion of the flexible display and the hinge cover and contacting the hinge cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungwon Park, Youngmin Kang, Sunghun Kim, Yunsik Kim, Jingook Kim, Chijoon Kim, Hyosung La, Suman Lee, Seungjoon Lee, Seungwhee Choi, Junyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 10918179
    Abstract: There is provided a case for a mobile device, including a first panel and a second panel; and a hinge extending along an edge of each of the first and second panels and connecting the second panel to the first panel, the hinge including a hollow portion configured to receive an aerosol-generating device, and a hinge power connector configured to deliver electrical energy to a corresponding power connector on the aerosol-generating device when the aerosol-generating device is connected to the hinge power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Felix Fernando, Laurent Manca, Stephane Antony Hedarchet
  • Patent number: 10917990
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module including a first non-folding area, a folding area, and a second non-folding area sequentially defined along a first direction, and a cover member disposed under the display module. The cover member includes a first plate including a first support portion disposed under the first non-folding area and a first protrusion portion disposed under the folding area and a second plate including a second support portion disposed under the second non-folding area and a second protrusion portion disposed under the folding area. A thickness of the first protrusion portion is smaller than a thickness of the first support portion, and a thickness of the second protrusion portion is smaller than a thickness of the second support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sungchul Choi, Hansun Ryou, Dongjin Park, Dongwoo Seo, Jaiku Shin
  • Patent number: 10908647
    Abstract: An example display device includes a display element having at least one portion which can be changed into a curved shape; and a flexible window member stacked onto the display element, wherein the thickness of a portion of the window member is less than that of the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Ahn, Sung-Gwan Woo, Ki-Ju Kwak
  • Patent number: 10903445
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing including a recess; an internal structure disposed in the recess; and a display disposed in the recess and supported by the internal structure, where the display includes a display panel including a first region and a second region, where the second region forms at least part of an edge of the display panel; and a flexible polymer layer forming an outer surface of the display panel, where the flexible polymer layer includes a first portion covering the first region and the second region, and a second portion extending from the first portion, enclosing the at least part of the edge of the display panel, and extending inward. Thereby, foreign material can be prevented from entering into the display. Various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moohyun Baek, Jaeyoung Shin, Youngsoo Chun, Seungmin Choi, Byounguk YooN, Soyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10868084
    Abstract: A foldable display panel is provided. The foldable display panel includes a foldable area and two non-foldable areas. The foldable display panel further includes at least two pixel units. Each of the pixel units includes three sub-pixels. A pattern of the sub-pixel in the foldable area is elliptical or is curved quadrilateral. A pattern of the sub-pixel in the non-foldable area is a rhombus. An ability of the sub-pixels located in the foldable area 100 to withstand stress during a bending process is enhanced. Detachment of an electroluminescent layer or a thin film encapsulation layer located in the foldable area is prevented, thereby a reliability of a display device is ensured and a quality of the product is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinrong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10863635
    Abstract: A portable information device that can stably support a display is disclosed. The portable information device includes a first chassis member; a second chassis member; a hinge mechanism; a display whose back surface is supported by front surfaces of a first support plate and a second support plate; an alignment part that aligns the front surfaces between one edge of the first support plate and one edge of the second support plate adjacent to each other, in a flat form; a first support part that supports the first support plate relative to the first chassis member; and a second support part that supports the second support plate relative to the second chassis member. At least one of the first support part and the second support part includes a floating part that supports a corresponding support plate relative to a corresponding chassis member in a floating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Kenji Watamura, Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno
  • Patent number: 10860276
    Abstract: A portable information handling system having a barrel hinge with a cylindrical surface includes a display film disposed over the cylindrical surface and configured to present a selected of plural preset user interfaces or an extended operating system user interface based upon a sensed context. In one example embodiment, user interfaces presented at the hinge display include a selected of gaming, task and leisure user interfaces based upon sensed context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Mohammed K. Hijazi, Vinh Xuan Bui, Christopher A. Torres
  • Patent number: 10856430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an electronic device may comprise a first housing including a first surface and a second surface facing in a direction opposite the first surface, a second housing including a third surface and a fourth surface facing in a direction opposite the third surface, a hinge disposed between the first housing and the second housing configured to provide rotational motion between the first housing and the second housing, and a flexible display disposed from the first surface of the first housing across the hinge to the third surface of the second housing, at least part of the flexible display configured to form a curved surface as the hinge structure is folded, wherein the hinge may include dual-axis hinges configured to provide a first rotational axis allowing the first housing to rotate about the second housing and a second rotational axis allowing the second housing to rotate about the first housing and slides coupled with the first housing and the second housi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Keun Yoo, Jung-Jin Kim, Jong-Yoon Kim, Gi-Dae Kim, Young-Sun Park, Moo-Hyun Baek, Hyun-Woo Sim
  • Patent number: 10852765
    Abstract: A portable information handling system rotationally couples housing portions with a hinge having an adjustable friction device that adjusts a torque resisting rotation of the housing portions between alternate settings by sending an electronic pulse to an electropermanent magnet. For instance, activation of a magnetic field pulls a lever that compresses compression discs coupled to a hinge axle to increase torque, such as to hold the housing portions in position. An electronic pulse deactivates the magnetic field when an end user desires to rotate the housing portions, such as may be indicated by an end user touch at a housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Sanchez, Jason Scott Morrison
  • Patent number: 10831234
    Abstract: The portable information device includes: a display whose back surface is supported on respective front surfaces of first and second support plates; and an adhesive member that adheres to the front surfaces of the first and second support plates and the back surface of the display and fastens them together. In the portable information device, an area that overlaps with at least a folding area includes a weak adhesive section in which an adhesive force of the adhesive member between the first and second support plates and the display is reduced to be lower than the other section or a non-adhesive section that does not adhere to at least either the first and second support plates or the display. The portable information device further includes a magnet provided below the back surface of the display and in a position that overlaps with the folding area. The magnet can attract a magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Watamura, Takehito Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10827591
    Abstract: An electronic reading device includes a mid-frame structure such that the mid-frame structure can include a reverse draft. A reverse draft corresponds to a back of the electronic reading device being a predetermined amount wider than a front of the electronic reading device. Additionally, a co-molded mid-frame stiffener provides a predetermined rigidity of the electronic reading device. The electronic reading device also includes a display integrated with the front of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the display and the mid-frame structure includes one or more electronic reading device components. Similarly, a back cover is integrated with the back of the mid-frame structure, wherein a space between the back cover and the mid-frame structure includes additional electronic reading device components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Archer Wun, Anna Buechin, James Wu, Ernesto Salas
  • Patent number: 10799651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical injection device, and it is an object thereof to prompt the user to replace the injection needle as needed. To achieve this object, the present invention is configured such that a needle detector switch 8 that directly or indirectly detects the mounting of an injection needle to a pharmaceutical syringe 5 is provided to a main case 2, this needle detector switch 8 is connected to a controller 21, and the controller 21 displays on a display component 19 an injection needle removal message that directly or indirectly prompts the user to remove an injection needle 6 from the pharmaceutical syringe 5 when the mounting of the injection needle 6 to the pharmaceutical syringe 5 has been detected by the needle detector switch 8 in the switching off the a power switch 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Mukai, Kenji Murakami
  • Patent number: 10806025
    Abstract: A foldable display device is provided. The foldable display device includes a flexible display panel including a first display region, a second display region and a bending region and having a first state and a second state; and a first panel supporting frame and a second panel supporting frame configured to support the first display region and the second display region, respectively. In the first state, the first and the second panel supporting frames overlap with each other; and in the second state, the first and the second panel supporting frames are in a same plane and form an accommodation space in which the bending region is accommodated, and a first border of the first display region and a fifth border of the second display region abut against and are in contact with each other to form a structure of flat panel display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tian Dong
  • Patent number: 10798831
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel and a back cover attached to the display panel. The back cover includes a first flexible area and a first supporting area adjacent to the first flexible area. The back cover includes a central area and an edge area at one or more lateral sides of the central area. The central area includes a plurality of first openings, and the edge area includes a plurality of second openings. The first flexible area includes a first sub-flexible area and a second sub-flexible area, the first sub-flexible area being between the first supporting area and the second sub-flexible area in a column direction. A distance between two adjacent second openings in the edge area of the first sub-flexible area is smaller than a distance between two adjacent second openings in the edge area of the second sub-flexible area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-Na Shin, ChounSung Kang, GeunChang Park
  • Patent number: 10778013
    Abstract: The herein described technology provides a system with multiple batteries connected in parallel and having disparate charge and/or discharge characteristics. When a voltage source is coupled to a shared charging node, the multiple batteries are simultaneously charged through the shared charging node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Jon Kristjansson, Algird M. Gudatis, Laurentiu Olariu
  • Patent number: 10747273
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, including a display module, a base and a camera module. The base has an upper shell member, and the display module is pivotally connected to the base and is rotatable relative to the base. The camera module is disposed on the upper shell of the base and can be switched between a closed mode and an open mode. The camera module has a lens. When the camera module is switched from the closed mode to the open mode, the camera module protrudes from the upper surface of the upper case member, and the optical axis of the lens is inclined toward the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Ching Wang, Chia-Heng Cheng, Chia-Fu Lu
  • Patent number: 10736211
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device according to certain embodiments comprises a display, a cover covering one or more hinges, and a flexible printed circuit board disposed between the flexible display and the cover, wherein the flexible printed circuit board includes, a cover section accommodated in the cover, a first connection section extending to a first side of the cover section, and a second connection section extending to a second side of the cover section, wherein the cover section includes a first fixing area extending from the first connection section and configured to fix an area of the flexible printed circuit board to the electronic device, a second fixing area extending from the second connection section and configured to fix another area of the flexible printed circuit board to the electronic device, and a deformable area disposed between the first fixing area and the second fixing area, and wherein a number of multiple conductive layers forming the first fixing area and a number of conductive layers
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungsik Park, Dohun Cha
  • Patent number: 10712784
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A set of plural hinges having five geared rotational portions interconnect with a bar fixedly coupled to the center hinge rotational portion. The bar presses against a shape memory alloy support that manages curve radius of a flexible display during rotation of the hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Hong, Kevin M. Turchin, John T. Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier