Removable Display Patents (Class 361/679.29)
  • Patent number: 8737044
    Abstract: A moving module and an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a first body, a second body, and the moving module disposed between the first and second bodies. The moving module includes a rail, a moving element, and an elastic element. The moving element is in contact with the rail. The elastic element is connected between the moving element and the first body. When the moving element moves from a first end of the rail to a curved portion of the rail, a force exerted on the elastic element by the moving element is gradually increased. When the moving element passes the curved portion, an elastic restoration force of the elastic element drives the moving element to move toward a second end of the rail. When the moving element reaches the first end or the second end, the first body and the second body interfere with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Kuang Liu, Yu-Min Chen, Cheng-Te Chen
  • Publication number: 20140133079
    Abstract: An embodiment provides an electronic device, including: a detachable display portion; a base body; the base body including an attachment portion to which the detachable display portion attaches; the attachment portion being located a depth from a rear edge of the base body; and a cover extending from a point of the base body behind the attachment portion and proximate to the rear edge of the base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Noguchi, Eiji Shinohara, Kazuo Nakada, Tomoyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8724302
    Abstract: Flexible hinge and removable attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C. Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L. Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 8717747
    Abstract: An electronic device having a stowable display unit includes a housing, a slide element, a display unit, and a control module. The housing has a receiving space, and an opening at a front side of the housing. The slide element is disposed in the receiving space, and is connected slidably to the housing. The display unit is disposed in the receiving space, and is connected pivotally to a front end of the slide element. The control module includes an actuating mechanism connected to a rear end of the slide element, and a control unit provided on the housing and controlling operation of the actuating mechanism. The actuating mechanism is controllable by the control unit to activate movement of the slide element to move the display unit to a used position externally of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Chen, Tzu-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 8699215
    Abstract: Flexible hinge spine techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C. Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L. Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 8644026
    Abstract: A portable terminal comprise a lower body, an upper body disposed to overlap the lower body, and formed to be in an open configuration which exposes a part of an upper surface of the lower body, and a closed configuration which covers the one part by a sliding motion, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) having one end connected to the lower body and another end connected to the upper body, and formed to be bent as the upper body moves with respect to the lower body, and an FPCB retention unit configured to elastically move one or more bent portions of the FPCB into an accommodation space formed in the upper body when the upper body moves from a closed configuration to an open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Youngin Park
  • Patent number: 8638557
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device holder includes an upper holder frame shell, a bottom holder frame shell attached to the bottom side of the upper holder frame shell, three first clamping members respectively slidably mounted in respective sliding ways of the bottom holder frame shell for holding a mobile electronic device, a gear wheel rotatable to move the first clamping members in and out of the upper and bottom holder frame shells, a retractable second clamping member slidably mounted in one sliding way of the bottom holder frame shell and adjustable to one of a series of length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Wen-Feng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8630086
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first component defining at least one through hole, a hinge defining at least one round hole corresponding to the at least one through hole, and a fixing mechanism for securing the hinge to the first component. The fixing mechanism includes a latching member and at least one fixing member capable of extending through the at least one through hole and the at least one round hole. The latching member defines at least one fixing hole corresponding to the at least one round hole. When the at least one fixing member extends through the at least one round hole and the at least one through hole, the at least one fixing hole receives an end of the at least fixing member to secure the hinge to the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guan-Dong Zhao, He-Li Wang
  • Patent number: 8599542
    Abstract: A reversible connection device to attach a cover to a tablet computer in two opposite configurations has a channel pivotally coupled to the cover to receive an edge of the tablet computer. The channel has a first magnet array to magnetically attach to a magnet array of the edge of the tablet computer in a first orientation of the tablet computer with respect to the cover and the channel. A tab is movably coupled in and carried by the channel and movable into the channel. The tab has a second reversed magnet array to magnetically attach to the magnet array of the edge of the tablet computer in a second reversed orientation of the tablet computer with respect to the cover and the channel. The second reversed magnet array has a reversed orientation with respect to the first magnet array of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Healey, Jim Colby, David Gengler, Daniel Pryor Oakeson, Jeffrey King
  • Patent number: 8570725
    Abstract: Flexible hinge and removable attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C. Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L. Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 8564944
    Abstract: Flux fountain techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a cover configured to be disposed over at least a portion of a display device of a computing device that is configured as a tablet and a connection portion attached to the cover using a flexible hinge. The connection portion is configured to be physically coupled to the computing device using a magnetic coupling device. The magnetic coupling device includes a first magnet that is disposed in the connection portion such that a magnetic field is aligned along an axis and second and third magnets are disposed in the connection portion at opposing sides of the first magnet from each other. The second and third magnets have respective magnetic fields that are aligned along a respective axis that is substantially perpendicular to the axis of the magnetic field of the first magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Summer L. Schneider, Eric Joseph Wahl, James H. Wise, Camilo Leon, Karsten Aagaard, Thomas Charles Oliver
  • Patent number: 8537532
    Abstract: An all-in-one computer includes a main body and a display. The main body includes a first locking structure, a first connector, and a second connector. The display includes a second locking structure detachably engaging with the first locking structure, a third connector connecting to the first connector, and a fourth connector connecting to the second connector. The second locking structure engages with the first locking structure to connect the display to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Jou Chen, Chin-Ming Chen, Wen-Chieh Wang, Yu-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8531827
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, and includes a keyboard module and a display module. The keyboard module includes a first key area, a second key area, and a joining area disposed between the first key area and the second key area. The display module has a connecting surface detachably disposed on the joining area and electrical connected to the keyboard module. The display module is stood on the keyboard module to face a first direction in a first operation mode and a second direction is opposite to the first direction in a second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Hsin Huang, Chang-Hwang Chiou
  • Patent number: 8531825
    Abstract: A display securing structure includes a rectangular display 4 with thickness including a terminal, and a holder 9 assembled by the display 4; the holder 9 includes a resilient lug 91 serving as a thickness-directionally urging member, formed on a bottom plate of the holder to urge the display 4 mounted thereon in the direction of thickness; a resilient lug 92 working as a downwardly urging member, formed on an upper side plate thereof to urge the display 4 to the side of the terminal; resilient lugs 93 serving as a rightwardly and leftward urging member, formed on left and right side plates thereof so as to urge the display 4 from left and right; and resiliently engaging claws 94 and 95 working as a face pressing member, formed on a backside plate and the right and left side plates thereof to press the face of the display 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: To U, Hideyuki Hirota
  • Patent number: 8523117
    Abstract: A protrusion 31 formed at an end edge of a board that is not screw-fixed is inserted into a rectangular opening engaging section 25 formed on a chassis 2, sides of the board are mounted on a screw-fixing section (also serving as a board receiver) 21, and a first and a second board receiving sections 22, 26 that are formed on the chassis 2 by a cutting and raising manner, respectively, the board 3 is gripped by board gripping sections 23a, 23b, and one side of the board 3 is screw-fixed to the screw-fixing section (also serving as the board receiver) 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hirota
  • Patent number: 8526178
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processing portion and a user interface portion. The user interface portion is slidably coupled to the processing portion along a first axis. The apparatus also includes a stand that is hingedly coupled to the user interface portion. The stand rotates about a second axis orthogonal to the first axis. In some embodiments, the stand includes a U-bar. When the stand is coupled to the processing portion in an open position, the U-bar is able to receive cables therethrough. When the stand is coupled to the processing portion in a closed position, the stand is positioned within a recess, adapted to receive the stand, of the processing portion. In some embodiments, the user interface portion is removable from the processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Wu, Yu-Tsiang Lin
  • Patent number: 8508921
    Abstract: A housing assembly having a housing and a clip. The housing has a pair of raised ridge portions and a first locking portion formed between the pair of raised ridge portions. Each of the pair of raised ridge portions has an undercut side wall and the undercut side wall defines a sliding groove. Additionally, the pair of raised ridge portions has a first entrance port and a second entrance port at two ends thereof. The clip has an insertion portion, a bent portion and a clamp portion. The insertion portion has side edges for inserting within the pair of raised ridge portions through either of the first entrance port and the second entrance port and a second locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Su
  • Patent number: 8506024
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a first housing, a second housing, a mounting portion, and a hinge. The mounting portion is provided in the first housing. The mounting portion includes a mounting surface, a first pin protruding from the mounting surface, and a receiver including an insertion groove. The hinge is attached to the second housing and includes a fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a main portion mounted on the mounting surface, an elongated hole provided in the main portion and configured to engage with the first pin, and an inserting portion configured to be inserted into the insertion groove and supported by the receiver from a side opposite to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomohiro Hamada, Toshikazu Shiroshi, Tomoko Kitamura, Toshio Konno, Kohei Wada, Ryosuke Saito
  • Patent number: 8498100
    Abstract: Flexible hinge and removable attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C. Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L. Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 8482912
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for a flat panel display device includes a frame having an open cavity. First and second positioning sidewalls extend from the frame and are located above and parallel with the open cavity. A movable stop block is mounted in the open cavity and below the first positioning sidewall. As such the flat panel device is easily fixed and improved fixing strength is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Yuanzhi Su
  • Publication number: 20130170126
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus includes a first body, a second body, a rotary adaptor including an accommodation portion to accommodate the second body, rotatably installed on the first body, and to move the second body to a position where the second body is stacked on the first body and a position where the second body is unfolded, first magnets disposed on the accommodation portion, and second magnets disposed on the second body so as to face the first magnets and having different polarity from the first magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 8472186
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel having a keyboard a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels, and a communication connector that allows the keyboard to communicate with the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: CruxCase, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hullinger Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8472177
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel having a keyboard a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels, and a communication connector that allows the keyboard to communicate with the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: CruxCase, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hullinger Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8467185
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel having a keyboard a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels, and a communication connector that allows the keyboard to communicate with the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: CruxCase, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hullinger Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8467178
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel having a keyboard a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels, and a communication connector that allows the keyboard to communicate with the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: CruxCase, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hullinger Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8467186
    Abstract: A cover for a tablet PC with an integral keyboard provides two outer covering faces and a resilient mounting frame fixing a tablet PC therein, hinged on a keyboard component. By hinging partway along one outer covering face, the mounting frame can assume a wide variety of angles. The keyboard component has embedded within its underside a ferromagnetic member attracted by an embedded metal strip in the other covering face, fixing the keyboard and mounting frame at any desired angle. The resilient mounting frame has an ejection assembly opposite the hinging of the resilient mounting frame and keyboard component, allowing one-handed release of the tablet PC, and an embedded implant corresponding to and detectable by a configurable circuit board encased in the keyboard component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Adonit Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zachary Joseph Zeliff, Yueh-Hua Li, Chia-Yeh Kung, Kristopher James Perpich, Kuang-Yuan Tsai, Kevin S. Smith
  • Patent number: 8466377
    Abstract: An electronic device housing includes a first housing, a second housing, and a plurality of frames. The first housing comprises a bottom plate and a side plate extending from an edge of the bottom plate. The side plate of the first housing is welded to the second housing. The frames are fixed to the first housing. Each frame forms a restricting portion connecting the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bin Dai
  • Patent number: 8467179
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel, and a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: CruxCase, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hullinger Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8467183
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel having a keyboard a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels, and a communication connector that allows the keyboard to communicate with the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: CruxCase, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hullinger Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Patent number: 8456835
    Abstract: An elastic module for a portable electronic device includes at least one elastic element. The at least one elastic element is an integral type element forming a plurality of linear springs and including two connecting ends. The springs are substantially arranged on a plane and are converged with the connecting ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Chao Duan, Chia-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8456824
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing and a display mounted onto the housing. The housing includes a bottom wall, a peripheral wall extending from the bottom wall, and a support wall extending from the peripheral wall, along a direction parallel to the bottom wall. The support wall has a top surface, and forms a receiving space together with the peripheral wall and the bottom wall cooperatively. The top surface of the support wall defines a receiving slot surrounding the receiving space. The display is mounted on the housing, and received within the receiving slot of the support wall, to align with the top surface of the support wall of the housing. The support wall further comprises a plurality of buffer slots defined in a bottom surface of the receiving slot and positioned at the corners of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fa-Guang Shi
  • Patent number: 8456817
    Abstract: A housing includes a bottom housing and a top housing. The bottom housing includes a connecting surface. The top housing includes a bottom surface. The connecting surface is fixed to the bottom surface by welding. A receiving groove is defined in the bottom surface, for receiving the molten slag generated and collected during a welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zi-Ming Tang, Jing-Hui You, Fa-Guang Shi
  • Patent number: 8451594
    Abstract: Provided is a universal stand for multivision for forming the multivision using a plurality of display devices. The universal stands includes: a plurality of base frames arranged horizontally and vertically in lines; and a support frame which is mounted on each of the base frames to move vertically or horizontally and supports the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Orion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunyoung Kim, Won Woo Jeon, Youngmi Kim
  • Patent number: 8437126
    Abstract: A group of assemblies—two housings and a hinge assembly—which particularly enhances the flexibility in use of electronic devices such as computer systems and cell phones. The enhancement derives from the capability of separating the three elements by pairs or one from another for use either individually or as a conjoined entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph A Holung, Tin-Lup Wong
  • Patent number: 8427820
    Abstract: In a protective panel with a touch input function of an electronic apparatus display window, with a built-in antenna being placed on a back side thereof, an upper electrode sheet and a lower electrode panel that constitute the protective panel with a touch input function are respectively provided with radio-wave transmitting sections with no conductor formed therein, within a frame area to be covered with a decorative layer, in association with the built-in antenna, and with respect to all the portion or most of the portion of a border relative to the conductor of the radio-wave transmitting section on the upper electrode sheet side, since a paste layer, used for bonding the upper electrode sheet to the lower electrode panel at peripheral edge portions thereof, is provided with a through hole in a manner so as to overlap with, at least, an area near the inside of the border, with air inside the through hole being allowed to flow in or flow out through an air bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuji Kusuda, Mitsutoyo Toshihara
  • Publication number: 20130094134
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a protective hinge cover for a mobile computing device. According to one embodiment, the protective hinge cover includes an inner cavity area for receiving the mobile device along with a rotatable attachment member formed therein. In addition, a plurality of coupling features are utilized to facilitate attachment of the hinge cover with the mobile computing device. Moreover, the rotatable attachment member and housing frame are configured to provide a movable and stable structure for the mobile computing and also allow for adjustment by an operating user so as to provide multiple viewing angles via a hinge mechanism associated with the rotatable attachment member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Britt C. Ashcraft, Ki Bok Song, Eric Chen
  • Patent number: 8422221
    Abstract: A display device may be mounted on a stand. The stand may present a display screen of the display device at an angle in which it is easy for the user to view the display screen. The desired tilt angle of the display screen may vary depending on where it is positioned, and where it is viewed from. The present invention provides a stand in which the tilt angle of a display device can be changed between at least two different angles. The display device is securely mounted to the stand at all tilt angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Espana SA
    Inventor: Juan Antonio Perez
  • Patent number: 8411427
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal including a main body, an upper body having a display unit and disposed to be tiltable from the main body by a preset angle, a lower body having a user interface and disposed to be drawn out of the main body, and a driving unit configured to draw the lower body out of the main body in cooperation with the upper body being tilted from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Byoung-Cheon Jeong, Hyo-Sung Park
  • Publication number: 20130077228
    Abstract: A portable computer having independently mounted screen sections, whereby the screen sections may be used to provide a larger overall screen, to provide screens mirroring each other for presentation and display, for use by different users, and the like. The screen sections are foldable and collapsible in to the main housing of the portable computer for storage and transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Batio
  • Patent number: 8405964
    Abstract: A display includes a base, a display panel, and a rotation device for making the display panel horizontally rotate relative to the base. The rotation device includes a ratchet wheel movably connected to the base, a rod rotationally connected to the ratchet wheel, a pawl rotationally connected to the rod and engaging with the ratchet wheel, a first elastic member connected between the rod and the pawl for supplying a restoring force to the pawl, a second elastic member connected between the base and the rod for supplying a restoring force to the rod, a slide member slidedly connected to the rod for swinging the pendulum rod, and a third elastic member connected between the slide member and the base for supplying a restoring force to the slide member. The display panel is fixed on the ratchet wheel and rotates as the ratchet wheel is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 8390997
    Abstract: A notebook computer with an adjustable screen intended to improve the ergonomic usability of the notebook computer is herein disclosed. A screen portion, while folding up from a keyboard portion, can also be extended in an upward position away from the keyboard with a sliding track hinge located on the rear surface of the screen that connects to the notebook computer body. The functionality of the extended screen allows it to be lifted up from the work surface offering a more comfortable, ergonomic user's position. When not in use it slides back down and folds against the keyboard for a compact overall configuration suitable for storage and transport. The angle and height is fully adjustable to accommodate for any size user, seating configuration, or individual preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: Brenda Dominy, Ken Dominy
  • Publication number: 20130027867
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8360370
    Abstract: A panel dock has a body, a retainer, and a bracket. The retainer is rotably secured to the body and includes a shaft having at least one arm extending from the shaft and at least one finger extending from the shaft. The bracket is attachable to an electronic device. The bracket includes a bar sized to be secured between the arm and the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: AirGizmos, LP
    Inventors: Max A. Probasco, Steve Ruzic
  • Patent number: 8351194
    Abstract: A mainframe structure includes a housing having a detachable front cover, and a circuit module accommodated in the housing. The circuit module includes a main circuit board affixed to the back side of the detachable front cover in vertical and carrying first and second electrical connectors, a chip (or chips) and memory devices, a functional circuit board horizontally mounted in the housing at the bottom side and having a first connection port connected to the first electrical connector of the main circuit board, and a display circuit board vertically mounted in the housing at the top side and having a second connection port connected to the second electrical connector of the main circuit board. The detachable design of the circuit module minimizes the sizes of the main circuit board and facilitates maintenance of the main circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Datavan International Corp.
    Inventors: Kang Ku, Hsien-Tang Liu, Wen-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 8351212
    Abstract: A mainframe structure includes a housing having a front opening, flanges on one same plane around the front opening and stop members suspending on the inside corresponding to the flanges, a circuit module accommodated in the housing, and a cover detachably mounted in the front opening of the housing and stopped against the flanges and the stop member. The cover has two slots symmetrically disposed at two opposite lateral sides, two lugs respectively disposed adjacent to the slots and two handles respectively mounted in the slots and pivoted to the lugs in reversed directions. By means of biasing the two handles to stop against respective stop members, the user can detach the cover from the housing conveniently with the hands without any hand tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Datavan International Corp.
    Inventors: Kang Ku, Hsien-Tang Liu, Wen-Cheng Liu
  • Publication number: 20130007329
    Abstract: A bezel includes a dock for a portable display device. The bezel also includes a hinge component that, when coupled to an enclosure, allows the bezel to be rotatably moved with respect to the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Belgie B. McClelland, Kevin D. Conn, Kelly K. Smith
  • Patent number: 8339775
    Abstract: A portable computing device includes at least a base portion of a lightweight material that includes at least a wedge shaped top case having a trough formed at an interfacing edge thereof. The trough includes a raised portion having a first contact surface and a receiving area, and a bottom case coupled to the top case to form a complete housing for at least a portion of the portable computing device for enclosing at least a plurality of operational components and a plurality of structural components. The portable computing device also includes at least a lid portion pivotally connected to the base portion by a hinge assembly. In the described embodiments, the lid portion has a display in communication with one or more of the plurality of components in the base portion by way of or more electrical conductors that electrically connect the base portion to the lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Euan Abraham, John M. Brock, Matthew P. Casebolt, Robert L. Coish, Laura M. DeForest, Michelle Goldberg, Bradley Joseph Hamel, Ron Hopkinson, Jim Hwang, Caitlin E. Kalinowski, Steven Keiper, Patrick Kessler, Eugene Kim, Chris Ligtenberg, Jay K. Osborn, John Raff, Nicholas A. Rundle, David J. Yeh
  • Patent number: 8305745
    Abstract: A housing structure includes a casing unit for connection with a selected one of first and second display panels and defining a receiving space for receiving an electronic component module used for connecting electrically with one of the first and second display panels, and two side frames respectively connected to left and right sides of the casing unit at different height positions. When the casing unit and the side frames are connected to one of the first and second display panels, a third fastening hole set of each side frame is adapted to be aligned with a first or second fastening hole set of the first or second display panel so that the side frames can be connected to the selected one of the first and second display panels, thereby reducing the cost of making molds for the housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung Chen, Shuang-Ji Jiang, Yu-Yin Chiang
  • Patent number: 8264829
    Abstract: A portable computer system is provided having a base unit and a detachable display unit. The display unit can be oriented in landscape and portrait orientations, or can be replaced by display units having different physical characteristics. A support structure can be deployed to provide increased physical stability when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: George Moser
  • Patent number: 8264828
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a base, a system module, and at least one axle pivot structure. The axle pivot structure connects the base and the system module, and the axle pivot structure comprises an axle shaft, a first pivotal connection portion, and a second pivotal connection portion. The axle shaft comprises a first end portion and a second end portion. The first pivotal connection portion is pivotally disposed to the first end portion of the axle shaft and the center of the lateral side of the base. The second pivotal connection portion is pivotally disposed on the second end portion of the axle shaft and one lateral side of the system module. Besides, the axle shaft is rotated with respect to the base, and the system module is rotated with respect to the axle shaft, so the different disposed location and disposed angle of the system module can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Tsai Chang, Kuang-Liang Chen