Hinged Or Folding Display; E.g., Laptop Computer Display Patents (Class 361/679.27)
  • Patent number: 11899493
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a display panel including a folding area foldable with respect to a folding axis, a panel protective layer disposed under the display panel, a digitizer disposed under the panel protective layer and including a base layer including a folding portion through which holes are defined, a first non-folding portion, and a second non-folding portion, and sensing coils disposed on the base layer, and an adhesive layer including a first portion attaching the panel protective layer to the first non-folding portion and a second portion spaced apart from the first portion with the folding portion interposed therebetween and attaching the panel protective layer to the second non-folding portion. The base layer includes a matrix portion including a filler and fiber lines arranged in the matrix portion and having a weave pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Kishimoto, Sungguk An, Yongchan Jeon, Chul Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 11897086
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a window for a display apparatus according to the present invention includes: providing, on a stage, a substrate including a foldable part bending around a folding axis extending in a first direction, and forming a groove on the foldable part. The forming the groove includes: grinding the foldable part by using a first machining wheel; grinding the foldable part by using a second machining wheel; and machining the foldable part by using a polishing wheel. The groove has at least one radius of curvature. The first machining wheel includes first abrasive grains, and the second machining wheel includes second abrasive grains less in size than the first abrasive grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheolmin Park, Hoikwan Lee, Seung Kim, Jaejoong Kwon, Eun-kyung Yeon, Minsoo Kim, Seungho Kim, Jong-hoon Yeum
  • Patent number: 11886256
    Abstract: A hinge and an electronic device are provided. The hinge includes a hinge body and a bendable assembly. The bendable assembly is in movable connection with one of opposite sides of the hinge body. The bendable assembly includes a first swing arm, a sliding member and a guide member. The first swing arm is in movable connection with the hinge body. A side wall of the sliding member is provided with a chute, and an end, close to the hinge body, of the chute is provided with a gap. The guide member is connected to the first swing arm and is configured to be engaged with or exited from the chute through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xinwei Liu
  • Patent number: 11885164
    Abstract: A terminal device with a folding screen includes a coupling device with a middle frame fixing member, a first transmission assembly, a second transmission assembly and a third transmission assembly. A first transmission assembly is rotatable relative to the middle frame fixing member during rotation of the middle frame fixing member. The second transmission assembly has a first end hinged to the first transmission assembly and a second end slidably coupled to the first transmission assembly, and the second transmission assembly converts a rotation action of the first transmission assembly into a moving action along a second direction. A third end of the third transmission assembly pushes the middle frame fixing member to move towards a first side facing away from the first transmission assembly or a second side towards the first transmission assembly during the rotation of the middle frame fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jieming Yang
  • Patent number: 11868184
    Abstract: A metal backplate is composed of two parallel plain parts and a flexible part lying two plain parts, and the flexible part has a first surface and a second surface deployed underneath the first surface. The flexible part is etched or etched partially with a plurality of curved first openings which form a first array in a staggered arrangement in order to weaken the flexible part B with rigidity property to be one with bending-resilience property; at the same time, which form in staggered rows or in alignments on the upside and the reverse side of the first surface in order to decrease the unidirectional stress concentration and the warpage problem of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: DARWIN PRECISIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching Wen Tao, Wen Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 11860694
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electronic device including a rollable display, the electronic device including: a first housing; a second housing configured to slide in a first direction from the first housing in a second state and slide in a second direction opposite to the first direction in a first state so as to be coupled to the first housing; a rollable display having a display area varying depending on sliding of the second housing, the rollable display including a first portion visible to the outside in the first state and the second state, and a second portion visible to the outside in the second state, movements of the second portion being guided by a bendable support; a sliding support configured to slide based on movements of the second housing and support the second portion by supporting the bendable support in the second state; a bracket including a recess providing a space into which the sliding support is configured to slide in the first state; and a support plate disposed above the space to sup
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moonchul Shin, Youngmin Kang, Yeonggyu Yoon, Seungjoon Lee, Joongyeon Cho, Junyoung Choi, Byounguk Yoon
  • Patent number: 11846997
    Abstract: A connection rod and a swing arm are separately rotatably connected to a primary shaft component, and an axis around which the swing arm rotates and an axis around which the connection rod rotates are different, so that the swing arm and the connection rod rotate and slide relative to each other. The swing arm or the connection rod drives a support plate to rotate, so that the primary shaft component and the support plates can encircle to form, when the mobile terminal is completely folded, space that accommodates a folded part of a flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Liao, Kenji Nagai, Changliang Liao, Ding Zhong, Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 11846999
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a first body, a second body and a supporting mechanism is provided. The first body has a bottom surface and an opening located at the bottom surface. The second body is pivoted to the first body and has a rear surface and a magnetic part located at the rear surface. The supporting mechanism is disposed in the first body corresponding to the opening. The rear surface of the second body is rotated toward the bottom surface of the first body to allow the supporting mechanism to be magnetically attracted to the magnetic part. Afterwards, the rear surface of the second body is rotated away from the bottom surface of the first body, and the supporting mechanism is driven by the second body to move out of the first body via the opening. When the supporting mechanism is locked, a support shaft supports the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chun-Hung Wen, Chun-Hsien Chen, Hui-Ping Sun, Yen-Chou Chueh
  • Patent number: 11842668
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display panel, a control method thereof, and an electronic device. The display panel include a control module corresponding to a display region. The control module is connected to a gate driving unit in the corresponding display region and pixel driving module corresponding to the gate driving unit. The control modules is configured to control the gate driving unit in the corresponding display region to connect or disconnect with the corresponding pixel driving module according to a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wu Zheng, Guang Li
  • Patent number: 11833589
    Abstract: Method of forming a switch bracket of a hinge for a two-body information handling system, including mixing metal powders and binders to form a blended mix; pelletizing the blended mix to form feedstock; injecting the feedstock into a switch bracket mold cavity to form a first article of the switch bracket; de-binding the first article to remove the binders from the first article forming a second article of the switch bracket; and sintering the second article by shrinking the second article to form the switch bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Chih-Chieh Chang, Wei-Yi Li, Chun-Min He
  • Patent number: 11822384
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module, a plurality of joint units, and a mesh pattern layer. The display module includes a first non-folding region, a second non-folding region, and a folding region disposed between the first non-folding region and the second non-folding region. The plurality of joint units are disposed under the display module, overlapped with the folding region, and sequentially arranged in a first direction. The mesh pattern layer is disposed between the display module and the plurality of joint units and includes a mesh pattern and a plurality of openings defined by the mesh pattern. Therefore, the display device according to an embodiment of the inventive concept may have excellent visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junghun Lee
  • Patent number: 11815959
    Abstract: A roll-slide display device includes a first frame, a second frame, and a third frame which configure an outer periphery, a flexible display unit which includes a first area coupled to the first frame, a second area coupled to the third frame, and a third area located between the first area and the second area, and a magnet provided in the second frame, in which the flexible display unit includes a display panel and a magnetic sheet disposed on a rear surface of the display panel and the first frame slides to the left and right with respect to the second frame to implement a default state and an extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: JunYoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11789196
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first display, an indicium, and a second display. The second display can include a light-generating source deposited on a substrate. The second display illuminates the indicium and the second display has a thickness of less than 0.25 millimeters. The apparatus also includes one or more controllers communicatively coupled to the first display and the second display and configured to control states of the first display and the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Rohinni, Inc.
    Inventors: Cody Peterson, Andrew Huska
  • Patent number: 11778080
    Abstract: An electronic device with a flexible display screen includes a first housing and a second housing enclosed to form a receiving structure with an opening. A sliding rail mechanism is connected to the second housing, and slidably provided on the first housing along a first direction. The flexible display screen has a first end connected with the sliding rail mechanism and a second end connected with the first housing to cover the opening. A driving mechanism is connected to the first housing, and connected to the sliding rail mechanism for driving the sliding rail mechanism to move. A control mechanism includes a displacement sensor for measuring displacement change of the sliding rail mechanism relative to the first housing; and a controller provided at the first housing and configured to control a first stroke amount that the sliding rail mechanism moves along the first direction according to the displacement change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenhua Liu, Pengfei Li
  • Patent number: 11778764
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a folding mechanism and a display device. The folding device includes a supporting plate, a lifting plate, at least one rotatable plate, a transmission assembly, a first elastic member, and at least one pushing wheel. The supporting plate has a first surface and a second surface. The lifting plate is arranged on a side of the first surface away from the second surface. The first elastic member is provided between the lifting plate and the supporting plate. The pushing wheel is connected with the rotatable plate through the transmission assembly. Rotating of the rotatable plate from the folding position to the unfolding position causes the pushing wheel to push the lifting plate to a supporting position, and during rotating of the rotatable plate from the unfolding position to the folding position, the first elastic member enables the lifting plate to move to an avoidance position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shouchuan Zhang, Shangchieh Chu
  • Patent number: 11758752
    Abstract: A foldable display apparatus comprises a display panel including a folding area and a non-folding area at one or more sides of the folding area; and a cover window on the display panel. The cover window includes a glass substrate including a plurality of patterns at the folding area, and a protective layer between the glass substrate and the display panel. Each of the plurality of patterns includes a plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: KwangMin Hyun, Hyeonyeong Lee
  • Patent number: 11733740
    Abstract: A portable information handling system presents visual images with a flexible display disposed over separate housing portions rotationally coupled by a set of hinges having an opening defined between them. A multi-segmented support couples to the hinges in the opening to dispose a planar surface proximate the flexible display and extend plural parallel members up from the planar support between the hinges, the plural parallel members separating in response to rotation from a flat to a curved orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald Rene Pelissier, Kevin M. Turchin, John Trevor Morrison, Yung-Fa Cheng
  • Patent number: 11735121
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display area and a sub-display area. The display area includes a central display area and a plurality of edge display areas. Each of the plurality of edge display areas extends curved from the central display area. The sub-display area is disposed between adjacent edge display areas. Light is emitted at the sub-display area, and the color of the light emitted at the sub-display area is identical or similar to that of light emitted from a portion of the display area adjacent to the sub-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-lyong Bok
  • Patent number: 11723156
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a first support member and a second support member separated from each other and each including a short side and long side, a display module disposed on the first support member and the second support member, a hinge which couples a side of the first support member and a side of the second support member, a first rail disposed between the first support member and the display module and disposed along the long side of the first support member, and a second rail disposed between the second support member and the display module and disposed along the long side of the second support member, where the first rail and the second rail are slidable in a first moving direction and a second moving direction opposite to the first moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Yang, Sung Bae Ju
  • Patent number: 11703916
    Abstract: A hinge mechanism includes a first lap joint structure disposed on one end of each linkage component rotatably connected to a base, and extends in a direction from one end of the base to a mounting bracket located on a same side as the first lap joint structure, and a second lap joint structure disposed on one side of each support plate and that faces the base and extends in a direction from the side of the support plate to the base, wherein a second surface of the second lap joint structure slides along a surface of the first lap joint structure when two mounting brackets are relatively folded or unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiqiang Tian, Weifeng Wu, Tao Huang, Li Liao, Feng Zhao, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 11700741
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel; a metal layer disposed on one surface of the display panel and including a first bending portion, and a first flat portion and a second flat portion disposed with the first bending portion interposed therebetween; a first adhesive layer including a first extended portion and a second extended portion disposed along the edge of the first flat portion of the metal layer; and a second adhesive layer disposed along the edge of the second flat portion of the metal layer, wherein the metal layer includes an exposed region in which the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer are not disposed, and the exposed region is disposed between the first extended portion and the second extended portion in the first flat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Jae Kim, Jae Chun Park, Sang Wol Lee, Mun Sik Ham
  • Patent number: 11686882
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display member including a first region, a second region, and a third region defined between the first region and the second region; a first coated layer disposed on a first surface of the first region of the display member; and a second coated layer disposed on a first surface of the second region of the display member, where a first modulus of the first coated layer is smaller than a second modulus of the second coated layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Wook Kwon, Woo Yong Sung
  • Patent number: 11681330
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a supporting member for a display device, a display device including the same, and a manufacturing method of a supporting member for a display device. The supporting member for the display device according to an embodiment includes: a first region and a second region, and a third region positioned between the first region and the second region and made of a non-metal material. The supporting member includes a plurality of patterns positioned in the third region and adjacent to one another along a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, where each of the plurality of patterns extends along the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Yong Sim, Min Su Kim, Jai Ku Shin, Mun Sik Ham
  • Patent number: 11673363
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rollable display panel. The rollable display panel includes a first structure layer, a second structure layer, and a first adhesive layer stacked between the first structure layer and the second structure layer. The rollable display panel is divided into a rollable area, a strain accumulation area, and a flat area distributed in sequence along a rolling direction. A thickness of a part of the first adhesive layer located in the strain accumulation area is greater than a thickness of a part of the first adhesive layer located in the rollable area or the flat area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongxiang Shi, Paoming Tsai, Xuekai Yang, Xiongnan Zhang, Shuang Du, Jiahao Zhang, Ziang Han
  • Patent number: 11653520
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module including a first non-folding area, a second non-folding area, and a folding area disposed between the first and second non-folding areas which are arranged in a first direction, a first support disposed below the first non-folding area, a second support disposed below the second non-folding area, and a hinge including a biaxial rotation shaft disposed between the first support and the second support, the biaxial rotation shaft extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The folding area has a curvature radius in a range of about 1.5 mm to about 5.0 mm when the display module is folded by a rotation of the first support and the second support with respect to the biaxial rotation shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Yong Sim, Sung Chul Choi, In Soo Park, Dongwoo Seo
  • Patent number: 11621398
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a display module including a folding area, which is folded with respect to a folding axis, and a first non-folding area and a second non-folding area, which are spaced apart from each other with the folding area therebetween, a protection member including a first protection plate disposed on the first non-folding area and a second protection plate disposed on the second non-folding area, an adhesion member including a first adhesion portion disposed between the first non-folding area and the first protection plate and a second adhesion portion disposed between the second non-folding area and the second protection plate, and a reinforcing member disposed on the folding area and provided in a same layer as the first adhesion portion and the second adhesion portion. Here, the reinforcing member contacts each of the first adhesion portion and the second adhesion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Heechul Jeon
  • Patent number: 11609611
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a processor; a memory; first and second body portions coupled to each other by a hinge having a single rotation axis; a flexible display attached to at least one of the first or second body portions, the flexible display having parallel edges, the first body portion covering first opposing portions of the parallel edges, the second body portion covering second opposing portions of the parallel edges; and a flexible cover attached to the first body portion, the flexible cover extending to the second body portion and covering third opposing portions of the parallel edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Tsung Peng Lin
  • Patent number: 11605796
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display module; a first support part and a second support part disposed below the display module, the first and second support parts being arranged in a first direction; a hinge disposed between the first and second support parts below the display module to define biaxial rotation axes extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction; and a plurality of rotation parts coupled to the hinge to rotate about the biaxial rotation axes, the plurality of rotation parts being connected to the first and second support parts, respectively. Each of the rotation parts includes first and second parts that move relative to each other via a lost motion connection upon rotation of the rotation parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seyong Kim, Jin yong Sim
  • Patent number: 11588962
    Abstract: A flexible screen module includes: a flexible screen, a camera component, and a driving component; wherein the flexible screen includes a first display area and a second display area, and the second display area comprises a sub-area, the camera component is provided in the sub-area of the second display area, and the driving component is configured to drive the flexible screen and the camera component to move synchronously to enable the second display area to be switched between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Li, Xuwang Cui
  • Patent number: 11579654
    Abstract: A portable information device capable of supporting a display is described. The portable information device includes a first chassis member and a second chassis member connected mutually rotatable, a first support plate that supports a display on the side of the first chassis member, a second support plate that supports the display on the side of the second chassis member, a first locking member including a first fixing portion to be fixed to the rear face of the first support plate with adhesive, and a first locking piece projecting from one end face of the first support plate, the first locking piece being configured to come in contact with and separate from the rear face of the second support plate. The first support plate includes a first contact face with which the first locking member comes in contact and a first adhesive face that fixes the first locking member with the adhesive. The first adhesive face is recessed from the first contact face by a thickness of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Tatsuya Ushioda, Hiroaki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11567539
    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: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Ahn, Sung-Gwan Woo, Ki-Ju Kwak
  • Patent number: 11569478
    Abstract: A display apparatus may include: a base substrate including at least one bending region and a non-bending region adjacent to the bending region and having a flexible property; a circuit device layer on the base substrate, the circuit device layer including a thin film transistor; a display device layer on the circuit device layer, the display device layer including an organic light emitting diode connected to the thin film transistor; an encapsulation layer covering the display device layer and including a first inorganic layer, an organic layer, and a second inorganic layer, which are sequentially stacked; and a groove overlapped with the bending region, the groove penetrating the display device layer and the circuit device layer, and at least one of the first inorganic layer and the second inorganic layer covers the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghan Seo, Woo Yong Sung, Seungyong Song, Hye Yong Chu, Wooyoung Kim, Kwanhyuck Yoon
  • Patent number: 11553613
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a display panel; a first support member and a second support member disposed on a surface of the display panel and respectively including first biasing members; a first member and a second member that are respectively slideably coupled to the first support member and the second support member and respectively include second biasing members; and a hinge member connected to the first member and the second member to vary an angle between the first member and the second member with respect to at least one rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yong Sim, Se Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 11538379
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a foldable display panel that includes a plurality of display areas, each of which includes a pixel array. The foldable display panel further includes a plurality of data transmission control signal lines and a plurality of data transmission control circuits corresponding to the plurality of display areas. Based on the plurality of data transmission control signal lines and the plurality of data transmission control circuits, the foldable display panel can provide data signals to the display area(s) for display in a time-division multiplexing manner. The present disclosure also relates to a driving method for driving the foldable display panel, a display device including the foldable display panel, and an electronic apparatus including the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO, LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Ling Shi, Yanqiang Wang, Yunhao Wang, Xiaoqi Ding
  • Patent number: 11528350
    Abstract: An electronic device includes first device housing and a second device housing. The electronic device included a hinge housing with a hinge coupled to the first device housing and the second device housing such that the first device housing is pivotable about the hinge housing between an axially displaced open position and a closed position. The hinge of the hinge housing changes a displacement between the hinge housing and the first device housing and second device housing, respectively, when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge housing between the axially displaced open position and the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Yongho Lim, Alberto R. Cavallaro
  • Patent number: 11514825
    Abstract: A window includes a base layer including a first non-folding region; a second non-folding region; a folding region disposed between the first non-folding region and the second non-folding region in a first direction; and at least one first recessed portion overlapping the folding region and extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a first nano pattern layer disposed in the at least one first recessed portion, and including first protrusion patterns; and a first soft portion disposed on the first nano pattern layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Man Kim, Minsang Koo, Sanghoon Kim, Yuri Kim, Min-Hoon Choi, Seongjin Hwang
  • Patent number: 11507137
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes a first housing; a second housing; a hinge structure connecting the first housing and the second housing in a foldable manner; a flexible display that includes a first region facing the first housing, a second region facing the second housing, and a folding region facing the hinge structure; a protective cap including a protrusion that projects outward from the hinge structure; and a blocking member that is disposed between the flexible display and the protective cap to be supported by the protrusion in the folding region and is made of a material having elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jungwon Park, Jongmin Kang, Daeyoung Kim, Sunghun Kim, Chijoon Kim, Hyosang An, Seungjun Lee, Hyunggeun Lee, Seungwhee Choi, Junyoung Choi, Dooryong Kim, Yonghee Jang
  • Patent number: 11504889
    Abstract: Enclosure parts for portable information handling systems may be made by heat pressing material layers together. The material layers may include outer fiber-reinforced thermoplastic layers and a core thermoplastic layer comprising a plurality of thermoplastic film layers. The core thermoplastic layer may be die cut to create voids that reduce weight of the enclosure part. A finishing layer may be added, along with attachment features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Abbatiello, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Ernesto Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11500424
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a first member, a window on the first member, a first adhesive layer between the first member and the window, and a light blocking layer between the window and the first adhesive layer, the window including a first window portion contacting the first adhesive layer and including a bending portion and a non-bending portion, and a second window portion connected to the bending portion, the second window portion being spaced from the non-bending portion and contacting the light blocking layer, wherein the first adhesive layer includes, a first adhesive portion including a first sub-adhesive portion contacting the bending portion, and a second sub-adhesive portion contacting the non-bending portion, and a second adhesive portion contacting the light blocking layer, and wherein the first sub-adhesive portion has a modulus less than a modulus of each of the second sub-adhesive portion and the second adhesive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongsuk Lee, Donghun No, Soyeon Eom, Kyungsu Lee, Jinhwa Jeon, Youngkuil Joo
  • Patent number: 11503728
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first casing, a second casing, a hinge structure and a foldable display. The hinge structure connects the first casing and the second casing, and includes a plurality of supporting blocks, a plurality of first hinge blocks and a plurality of second hinge blocks. The supporting blocks are arranged side by side between the first casing and the second casing. The first hinge blocks and the second hinge blocks are respectively arranged at two sides of the supporting blocks. One of the first hinge blocks connects two of the supporting blocks adjacent to each other. One of the second hinge blocks connects two of the supporting blocks adjacent to each other. The foldable display includes a first bonding portion secured to the first casing, a second bonding portion secured to the second casing and a foldable portion aligned to the hinge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Hui-Ping Sun, Wei-Chih Wang, Chun-Hung Wen, Yu-Cheng Shih, Yen-Chou Chueh, Chi-Tai Ho, Kuan-Lin Chen, Chun-Hsien Chen, Chih-Heng Tsou
  • Patent number: 11500415
    Abstract: A laptop computer and a chassis thereof are disclosed. The chassis comprises a display case, a host case, a shielding member and a connecting member. The display case includes an upper cover having a first notch and a screen frame connected with the upper cover. The host case includes a keyboard frame having a second notch and a bottom cover having a third notch. The bottom cover is connected with the keyboard frame. The first, second and third notches together form an accommodation space to accommodate at least one pivot structure. The display case is rotatable relative to the host case through the pivot structure. The shielding member is configured to cover at least part of the first notch. The connecting member is disposed between the display case and the host case, and located in the accommodation space. The pivot structure is located in the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Lu, Hsin-Min Tien
  • Patent number: 11495651
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a multi-page display screen and a mobile phone including the same. The multi-page display screen includes a first display sub-screen and a second display sub-screen formed by flexible screens. The first display sub-screen and the second display sub-screen each includes a first half screen and a second half screen. The first half screen and the second half screen are pivotable and foldable relative to each other, and the first half screen and the second half screen can be unfolded relative to each other to constitute the first display sub-screen and the second display sub-screen respectively. Backs of the first half screens of the first display sub-screen and in the second display sub-screen are bonded together, such that the first display sub-screen and the second display sub-screen are arranged as book pages. The multi-page display screen makes it easy to switch to a page of a different mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haijun Qiu, Guoqiang Ma, Yao Hu
  • Patent number: 11488500
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a folding area folded about a folding axis extending in a first direction, a first non-folding area, and a second non-folding area spaced apart from the first non-folding area with the folding area interposed therebetween in a second direction crossing the first direction, a cover member disposed on the display panel, a support member disposed between the display panel and the cover member, a heat dissipation member which is disposed between the support member and the cover member and through which a first opening and a second opening are defined, a first adhesive member disposed in the first opening, and a second adhesive member disposed in the second opening. The first adhesive member overlaps the first non-folding area, and the second adhesive member overlaps the second non-folding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Sung Kim, Hyoyul Yoon
  • Patent number: 11469386
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a display panel, a support layer, a coating layer, and a cushion layer. The display panel includes a foldable area. The support layer is disposed on a bottom surface of the display panel, and a plurality of openings is defined through the support layer on the foldable area. The coating layer is disposed on a top surface of the support layer and side walls of the support member which define the openings. The cushion layer is disposed between the coating layer and the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myoung An Min
  • Patent number: 11467633
    Abstract: A hinge and a mobile terminal to resolve poor use effect of a foldable electronic device. The hinge includes a main body, and a first folding assembly and a second folding assembly that are symmetrically disposed along the main body. When the first folding assembly and the second folding assembly are rotated toward each other, a length of the hinge can be extended, and an accommodation space for accommodating the flexible display can be formed. When the first folding assembly and the second folding assembly are rotated away from each other, the length of the hinge can be reduced, and a support surface for supporting the flexible display can be formed, so that the flexible display cannot be stretched, compressed, or the like during folding and unfolding, thereby improving the use effect and safety of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changliang Liao, Weifeng Wu, Li Liao, Kenji Nagai, Ding Zhong, Qiao Deng
  • Patent number: 11409130
    Abstract: A head-mounted wearable device (HMWD) with a form factor of eyeglasses incorporates hinges between a front frame and temples. The hinges provide a fully enclosed passage for a flexible printed circuit (FPC). The FPC allows electrical connectivity between devices in the front frame and in the temple. The hinge includes a cam device that provides a biasing force that allows the temples to remain in one of four configurations: closed, transit, neutral, and maximum neutral. When in the transit configuration the biasing force provided by the cam device tends to move the temples towards the closed configuration. When in the maximum neutral configuration the biasing force provided by the cam device tends to move the temples towards the neutral configuration. During use, this biasing of the temples provides a gentle clamping force that assists in maintaining the HMWD on the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chun Sik Jeong, Jung Sik Yang, Niranjan Madan Mohan Bhatia, Yuna Hu, Jianchun Dong, Zhen Xu, Han Zhang
  • Patent number: 11392181
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the disclosure, an electronic device comprises a first housing, a second housing, a hinge housing disposed between the first housing and the second housing and containing a metallic material, a hinge structure, at least partially disposed in the hinge housing, wherein the hinge structure connects the first housing and the second housing to allow a selectable angle of rotation between the first housing and the second housing, and a conductive pattern formed on a surface of the hinge housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jangsun Yoo, Jihye Moon, Myeonggil Lee, Cheehwan Yang, Kwangyong Lee, Myoungkyu Lee, Myoungjun Choi
  • Patent number: 11385911
    Abstract: Methods and systems are presented for providing a framework to integrate independent fragment modules into an integrated user interface. The fragment modules can be simultaneously rendered on a user interface page or sequentially rendered across multiple user interface pages. The fragment modules are configured to interact with a user via the user interface. The interactions with the user may trigger an event. When an event associated with a fragment module occurs, the fragment module is configured to broadcast the event. An orchestrator is configured to monitor events associated with different fragment modules. The orchestrator may include an event handler for performing one or more action in response to an event. The action may include configuring another fragment module to modify a presentation and/or perform a transaction based on the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Arseniy Kotov, Suket Ramkishan Somani, Ankur Tiwari, Titus Woo
  • Patent number: 11360607
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch device. The touch device includes a frame, a substrate, an infrared emitting unit, and an infrared receiving unit. The infrared emitting unit and the infrared receiving unit are disposed on the frame and located above the substrate. The touch device also includes: a connecting block which is connected at an edge region on a lower surface of the substrate, and an adjusting member which connects the connecting block and the frame and adjusts a lateral tensile force applied by the adjusting member to the substrate. The touch device of the present disclosure ensures the flatness of the substrate by the connecting block in cooperation with the adjusting member, avoiding the influence of the substrate on the infrared light, and has a simple structure and is convenient to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Anhui Hongcheng Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tingfeng Chen, Junde Dai, Xinyi Liu
  • Patent number: 11360510
    Abstract: In example implementations, a cover for electronic devices is provided. The cover for electronic devices includes a first cover, a second cover, and a flexible spine coupled to the first cover and the second cover. The first cover includes a first folding groove. The second cover includes a second folding groove. The first cover folds in half along the first folding groove and the second cover folds against the second folding groove when the flexible spine is rotated into an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Philip Moon