Ejectable Patents (Class 361/679.38)
  • Patent number: 10254806
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises a tray configured to carry at least one integrated circuit card; a handle connected to the tray in a slidable manner and having a shortened closed position and an extended open position with respect to the tray. Further, the apparatus comprises an ejector configured to eject the handle to its extended open position. In the extended open position, the handle extends away from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Juuso Heiskanen
  • Patent number: 9836086
    Abstract: A charging stand including a connector base. The charging stand also can include a docking connector pivotally coupled to the connector base and configured to be removably coupled to an electronic device. The charging stand additionally can include an ejector at least partially surrounding the docking connector and configured to push the electronic device at least partially off the docking connector when the docking connector is rotated in a first direction relative to the connector base. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mitchell Suckle, John F. Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 9405334
    Abstract: An electronic card holder includes a fixed member, a tray slidably attached to the fixed member and defines a notch thereon, and a latching member. The latching member includes a main body fixed to the fixed member, a pressing portion extending from the main body and a latching portion extending from the main body towards the fixed member. When the latching portion is received in the notch, the tray is engaged with the fixed member. When the latching portion is driven to move away the notch by an external pressure applied on the pressing portion, the tray is disengaged from the fixed member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ShenZhen Goldsun Network Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai-Tao Gong
  • Patent number: 9229799
    Abstract: A storage device actuator on an information handling system accepts an end user input to eject a first non-volatile storage device that stores the operating system running on the information handling system. Boot logic running on firmware of the information handling system initiates a shutdown of the operating system at the information handling system in response to an eject actuation and then permits ejection of the first non-volatile storage device. The storage device actuator detects insertion of a second non-volatile storage device into the information handling system and in response to the detection of the insertion initiates a boot by the boot logic of an operating system stored on the second non-volatile storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James Darnall, David M. Pereira
  • Patent number: 9164539
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a housing, a tray, and an ejection mechanism. A slot, a receiving groove, and a slit are defined in a sidewall of the housing. The receiving groove includes a main portion and a reduced portion. The tray is received in the housing and aligned with the slot. The ejection mechanism includes a push member, a first magnet, a shield member, and a second magnet. When ejecting the tray, the push member is moved towards the reduced portion and the shield member moves away from the first magnet and the second magnet to generate magnetic force to drive the pivoting member to rotate, the first end portion is urged by the magnetic force to move away from the sidewall of the housing, and the second end portion is driven to push the tray to move outwardly through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ShenZhen Goldsun Network Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian-Guo Wu
  • Patent number: 9042094
    Abstract: An insertion and removal assembly for installing and removing hard drives from an enclosure, such as a computer chassis, is provided. The insertion and removal assembly includes a sliding member configured to receive a hard drive, a lever handle rotatably connected to the sliding member and an attachment wall having a plurality of protrusions defining a plurality of slots, each slot configured to receive one sliding member. A user reveals a slot for accepting the installation of the hard drive in the enclosure by pushing a tab on the attachment wall near a distal portion of the lever handle to release the lever handle and then pulling the lever handle outward exposing the sliding member. A hard drive is inserted into the sliding member and pushed inwardly into the chassis. Conversely, the sliding member can contain a hard drive which is partially ejected by unlatching and subsequently pulling the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sanmina Corporation
    Inventors: David Williams, Kevin Alan Patin, Brian Nichols, Paul Amdahl
  • Patent number: 9042104
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes an electronic module and an electronic module fixing structure. The electronic module fixing structure includes a main body, a sliding component, a rod and an elastic component connected between the main body and the sliding component. The main body has a track with a positioning portion. The sliding component is slidably disposed on the main body. The rod is rotatably connected with the sliding component. An end of the rod is adapted to move along the track. When the end is located at the positioning portion, the end and the positioning portion are interfered with each other to position the sliding component. When the electronic module pushes the sliding component, the rod is rotated to drive the end to move away from the positioning portion, and the sliding component pushes the electronic module away from the main body through elastic force of the elastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Han Tsai, Chun-Wang Lin, Ching-Wei Ku, Chia-Hsing Yu, Yao-Te Tsai, Chia-Hung Tsai
  • Patent number: 9030814
    Abstract: A screwless carrying frame for data access devices is fixed to a bottom board and includes a first frame body having an upper structure with an upper vertical plate and an upper transverse plate connected into a step shape. The upper vertical plate has elastic packing elements, and the upper transverse plate has elastic support elements. A second frame body is installed at the bottom board and connected to the first frame body and includes an upper structure with an upper riser plate and an upper horizontal plate connected into a step shape. An upper carrying space is formed between two upper structures of the first and second frame bodies for accommodating the data access device. The elastic packing element is elastically packed at a lateral side of the data access device and the elastic support element is elastically supported at a bottom side of the data access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AIC Inc.
    Inventor: Lin-Kuei Tsai
  • Patent number: 9013881
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady
  • Patent number: 8982551
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic module and an electronic module fixing structure that includes a main body, a position-limiting component slideably disposed on the main body along a first direction, at least one positioning component slideably disposed on the main body along a second direction, and at least one first elastic component. The position-limiting component has a position-limiting portion. The first elastic component is connected between the main body and the positioning component. The position-limiting component resists an elastic force of the first elastic component to limit the positioning component to be at a first position. When the electronic module moves into the main body, the electronic module pushes the position-limiting component to drive the position-limiting portion to move away from the positioning component, and the positioning component moves to a second position by the elastic force of the first elastic component to position the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Star-Wh Zhou
  • Patent number: 8976521
    Abstract: A surface contact card holder includes a housing and a tray assembly. The housing includes a receiving frame and defining a receiving hole. The tray assembly includes a tray and a cover. The tray is slidable and receivable in the receiving frame from the receiving hole, the tray is configured for carrying a surface contact card therein. The cover is pivotally attached to the tray and covering the receiving hole. The cover includes a first end and a second end. When the first end of the cover is pressed to pivot the cover, the second end of the cover moves out of the receiving hole, the tray is slid out of the receiving frame to allow insertion and removal of the surface contact card from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Lin Liu, Wen-Ze Liu
  • Patent number: 8976520
    Abstract: A removable hard disk drive holder made of a plastic unit enveloping a metallic unit comprises a bracket, a plate and a handle. The bracket has a front panel and two side plates. The two side plates extend toward the same direction perpendicularly from the opposite edge of the front panel. The front panel has a front panel pivot portion arranged over one edge thereof. The plate slidably engages with the front panel and has a latch fastening portion. The handle has a handle pivot portion and the handle fastening portion conforming to the latch fastening portion. The handle pivot portion is arranged over one edge of the handle and pivotally connected to the front panel pivot portion. The removable hard disk drive is structurally firm, light and thin and minimizing associated members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Echostreams Innovations Solutions
    Inventors: Chin-Hao Yang, Hsiao-Fen Peng, Chang-Feng Chu, Chia-Hung Liu, Mu-Chuan Wang
  • Publication number: 20150062801
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket receiving a hard disk drive (HDD), a transmission mechanism mounted on a side of the bracket, and an operation member. The transmission mechanism includes an installing frame, a first rack, and a second rack. The gear is engaged with the first and second racks. A first end of the operation member is detachably latched to the bracket, while a second end of the operation member is movably connected to the bracket. An abutting piece protrudes out from a rear end of the second rack and abuts against a rear end of the hard disk drive. The operation member is slid rearward, to push the first rack to slide rearward. The first rack drives the gear to rotate, the gear drives the second rack to slide forward, and the abutting piece abuts against the HDD to move the HDD out of the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventors: GUANG-YI ZHANG, XIAO-ZHENG LI
  • Patent number: 8947885
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a tray, and an ejection mechanism. The housing defines a slot and a slit in a sidewall thereof. The ejection mechanism includes a button and a pivoting member. The pivoting member includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The button includes a head portion and a shaft portion. The button is slidable along the slit between a first position where the shaft portion contacts the first end portion, the first end portion is urged by the shaft portion to move away from the sidewall, and the second end portion is leveraged to push the tray to move outwardly through the slot, and a second position where the shaft portion contacts the first end portion adjacent to the axis, the first end portion is moved, the tray is entirely received in the housing, and the second end portion abuts against the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian-Guo Wu
  • Patent number: 8934253
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. Each blade includes a blade processor and a plurality of smart couplers. A chassis processor is electrically coupled to a processor port of the chassis backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 8934220
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which firmly holds a battery pack at the time of mounting the battery pack, and can easily eject the battery pack at the time of ejection. When a battery pack 11 is housed in a battery compartment 21, and a cover 30 is slid from an attachment start position P1 to an attachment completion position P0 to cover the battery compartment 21, a regulation member 32 disposed on a rear surface 301 of the cover 30 is engaged with a battery pack locking claw 221 of a battery pack holding member 22, which locks an upper surface 11A of the battery pack 11. As a result, the movement of the battery pack holding member 22 in a direction of disengaging the battery pack locking claw 221 is regulated so that the battery pack 11 can be surely prevented from coming off from the battery compartment 21. Also, when the cover 30 moves to the attachment start position P1, the regulation member 32 is also moved and disengaged from the battery pack locking claw 221.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Miyamatsu, Hiroyuki Satou
  • Patent number: 8934252
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. The first blade remains electrically connected to the backplane of the chassis when moving between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 8929059
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the electronic apparatus includes a main body including a main body connector, a holder detachably mounted on the main body, the holder including a front supporter and a back supporter that are used to support an external apparatus and an opening between the front supporter and the back supporter, the main body connector exposed from the opening when the holder is on the main body, so that an external apparatus connector of the external apparatus is plugged to the main body connector to achieve an electrical connection when the external apparatus is inserted between the front supporter and the back supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Zhou Anwei, Yu Ruixin, Ge Lilong
  • Patent number: 8902579
    Abstract: A disk drive enclosure may comprise a tray-less chassis comprising a backplane and defining an opening configured to receive a disk drive. A door may be coupled to the tray-less chassis and configured to enclose the disk drive within the opening when the door is closed. An elastomeric element may be configured to bias the disk drive against the backplane when the door is closed and may be further configured to provide damping so as to dissipate energy imparted to the tray-less chassis during the operation of the disk drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc J. Lalouette
  • Patent number: 8902601
    Abstract: A removable tool includes a toe, a clevis, and a handle. The toe is configured to be insertable into and removable from an enclosure notch of a card guided computer enclosure. The clevis is configured to be insertable into and removable from a card hook of a circuit card assembly. The handle is for receiving force for inserting or extracting an array of circuit card assembly contacts into or out of an array of motherboard contacts, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Trotman, Michael Maynard
  • Patent number: 8873232
    Abstract: A supporting frame is used to mount a hard disk drive to a storage rack. The storage rack forms two protrusions protruding inwards from opposite sides of the storage rack. The supporting frame includes a handle and two side brackets resiliently connected to the handle. The side brackets are fixedly attached to opposite sides of the hard disk drive. The handle defines two locking holes. The protrusions of the storage rack are respectively engaged in the locking holes. When the handle is moved away from the hard disk drive, the handle is deformed to disengage the protrusions of the storage rack from the locking holes of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ennoconn Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Hsiang Tsai, Shih-Chi Liu
  • Patent number: 8861192
    Abstract: An electronic device designed for holding a High-Definition Multimedia Interface connector is disclosed. The electronic device has a receiving socket for receiving the connector that serves to convert audio/video signals of the electronic device into a format of HDMI, and output the converted signals to a terminal. Thereby, the connector not in use can be carried with the electronic device, and can be conveniently detached from the electronic device and connected to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Yi-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8824132
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a casing, a hard disk, a housing on the casing of the electronic device intended to host the hard disk, and a stopper ensuring the holding of the hard disk in the housing. The stopper comprises a first fixation mechanism on a first end of the stopper to the casing of the electronic device, and a second fixation mechanism on a second end of the stopper to the casing of the electronic device. According to exemplary embodiments, the first fixation mechanism is a clip, the second fixation mechanism is a lock, and the stopper also comprises a hinge enabling the articulation of the stopper around its first end. According to another aspect of the invention, the device comprises a seal positioned on the stopper during the first assembly of the hard disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Anthony Aubin, Philippe Bouvet
  • Patent number: 8755191
    Abstract: A server system includes at least one blade server, wherein the blade server has at least one processor and memory modules, as well as a plug connector on an upper side or an underside of the blade server, a server frame with an opening on a first side of the server frame for accommodating the at least one blade server, wherein the server frame includes guidance means and a circuit board and a lifting device for guiding the at least one blade server in the lifting direction up to the circuit board, and at least one cooling fan assembly arranged inside the server frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Riebel
  • Patent number: 8749984
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body, an electronic assembly and an ejecting mechanism. The main body is formed with a retaining space, and the electronic assembly is retained in the retaining space of the main body. The ejecting mechanism includes an operating member that has a main portion and a connecting portion disposed on the main portion. The operating member is rotatable on the connecting portion and is disposed in the main body while the lifting section is disposed between the main body and the electronic assembly. The operating section is operable to drive the lifting section to push the electronic assembly out of the retaining space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Wang, Po-Yuan Hsu, Chen-Yu Li, Hsing-Wang Chang
  • Patent number: 8711556
    Abstract: A card for use with a computer comprises two panels. One panel is connected to the other for movement about an axis to permit movement of the one between a closed position, wherein the panels are stacked, and an open position, wherein the panels extend away from one another. An apparatus can be coupled to said device and is coupled to the one panel such that the apparatus: moves with the one panel as same moves between the open and closed positions; and is movable relative to the one panel, in a direction perpendicular to the axis, between a retracted position, wherein the apparatus is disposed in stacked relation to the one panel, and an extended position, wherein the apparatus extends beyond the one panel. A mechanism causes the apparatus to move, upon movement of the one panel between the open and closed position, between the extended and retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Edgar Davin Salatandre
  • Patent number: 8705230
    Abstract: A hard disc device including a frame, a hard disc, a pushing rod and a door is provided. The frame has a pair of troughs interior. The hard disc is movably disposed in the frame and leans against the troughs. The pushing rod disposed outside the frame has a first end and a second end. The second end extends along external of the frame. The door has a third end and a fourth end, wherein the fourth end is disposed at the frame, such that the third end rotates relative to the fourth end. The fourth end has a cam leaning against the second end of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Wu-Tsung Wen
  • Patent number: 8687373
    Abstract: A card structure includes a first element and a second element. The first element includes a first peripheral portion and a plurality of first contact points exposed by the first peripheral portion. The second element includes a second peripheral portion and a plurality of second contact points corresponding to the first contact points of the first element and exposed by the second peripheral portion. When the first and second elements are joined with each other, the first peripheral portion of the first element and the second peripheral portion of the second element are adjacent to each other, to juxtapose the first contact points of the first element and the second contact points of the second element to each other. The juxtaposed first and second contact points of the first and second elements are coupled to each other by a welding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Liu, Chien-Hong Lin, Yuan-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8677381
    Abstract: An optical drive installation device including: a support frame that disposes a removable optical drive to an installation position; a lock mechanism that has a locking member which can move to a locked position preventing the optical drive from being removed or an unlocked position not interfering with the optical drive being removed, and supports the optical drive at the installation position of the support frame when the locking member is set to the locked position; an unlocking mechanism that releases the lock mechanism from the locked position; and a pushing member that pushes the optical drive in the direction in which the optical drive is removed from the installation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8654521
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a chassis, a casing fixed in the chassis, a first resilient shielding plate and a second resilient shielding plate both made of electromagnetic radiation shielding material, and a drawer. The casing defines a receiving space. The drawer is slidably received in the receiving space. The first resilient shielding plate fits about a front end of the casing and abuts against the chassis. The second resilient shielding plate is fixed to a front end of the drawer, to abut against an inner surface of the casing bounding the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: An-Gang Liang
  • Patent number: 8640330
    Abstract: An extracting apparatus is disclosed. The extracting apparatus includes a mounting member, a handle pivotably connected to the mounting member, a latch member fixed to the mounting member and comprising a latch portion locked to the handle, and a release member slidably mounted to the mounting member and comprising an engaging portion for engaging with the latch member to deform the latch portion of the latch member, thereby releasing the latch portion from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Mo-Ming Yu, Lei Zheng, Xiang-Wei He
  • Patent number: 8634208
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing and a chip card holding mechanism assembled within the housing. The housing defines a mounting slot and an unlocking hole adjacent to the mounting slot. The chip card holding mechanism includes a support base assembled adjacent to the mounting slot, a receiving tray and an unlocking assembly. The receiving tray is slidably mounted on the support base and includes a tray body and an operating portion formed at one end of the tray body. The operating portion has a resisting surface. The unlocking assembly includes a cam body rotatably assembled to the housing and a driving member. The cam body forms a cam resisting portion resisting against the resisting surface of the receiving tray. The driving portion is inserted into the unlocking hole for driving the cam body to rotate thereby ejecting the receiving tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Ping Duan, Ming-Fu Luo, Fa-Guang Shi
  • Patent number: 8608123
    Abstract: To provide a stand device capable of improving workability in removing a portable electronic device. A stand device has a pedestal and a lever mechanism. The pedestal is supported movable between a support portion for supporting an electronic device mounted on the support surface and a removal position at which the pedestal is arranged through a movement thereof in which the pressing portion descends. The lever mechanism includes a pressed arm and a projection. The pressed arm is pressed by the pressing portion to thus move downward when the pedestal moves from the support position to the removal position. The projection moves upward along with the rotation of the fulcrum portion caused by the downward movement of the pressed arm to thus project from the support surface of the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takahashi, Nobuyoshi Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 8605424
    Abstract: An assembly configured for attachment to a media drive can include a base with a hinge end and a hinge axis and a handle with a hinge end, a locking tab and a swing end where the handle is configured for a locked orientation with respect to the base with the hinge end of the base extending outwardly beyond the hinge end of the handle and configured for an unlocked orientation with respect to the base with the hinge end of the base extending outwardly beyond the hinge end of the handle. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, John David Swansey, Robert Paul Tennant, Xiaosong Xia
  • Patent number: 8605451
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing and a chip card holding mechanism assembled within the housing. The housing defines a mounting slot and an unlocking hole adjacent to the mounting slot. The chip card holding mechanism includes a bracket and a receiving tray detachably assembled within the bracket via an unlocking assembly. The receiving tray includes a tray body, an operating portion formed at one end of the tray body, and a resisting block that is trapezoidal shaped and formed on the operating portion. The unlocking assembly includes an ejecting member and a pushing member assembled on one side of the bracket. The ejecting member includes a base body, an ejecting end and an ejecting portion. The ejecting portion resists against the resisting block, thereby locking the receiving tray within the bracket. The pushing member assembled to bracket and slidably resists against the ejecting end of the ejecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zi-Ming Tang
  • Publication number: 20130301211
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for a hard disk is disclosed. The fixing apparatus for a hard disk is used to accommodate a hard disk and includes a fixing bracket and a quick release device. The fixing bracket includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall, wherein the first sidewall and the second sidewall include a front perforation and a front fixed element, respectively. The quick release device includes a pair of resilient arms pivotally connected to the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, so that each of the resilient arms can be rotated respectively relative to the first sidewall and the second sidewall to form a first state and a second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiu-Qing GUO, X-Zhang IVAN
  • Patent number: 8582288
    Abstract: A retaining mechanism, used for retaining an electronic component including a support bracket having an end part formed with an engaging hole, includes a mounting block having a mounting hole for receiving the end part of the support bracket, and a through hole communicating with the mounting hole. A seat body covers the mounting block, and has a bolt hole communicating with and disposed above the through hole, and a limiting slot communicating with one side of the bolt hole. A locking bolt includes a shank disposed slidably in the bolt hole, and a stopper block connected transversely to the bottom portion and slidable upward and downward along the limiting slot. The shank has a bottom portion adapted to engage releasably the engaging hole when the through hole is aligned with the engaging hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Chieh Cheng, Yao-Ting Lee, Li-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8582286
    Abstract: A dock couples a removable data storage cartridge, for example an RDX cartridge, to a computing device. The dock includes a chassis having frontal dimensions configured to substantially match the nominal frontal dimensions of a low profile large format disk drive, such that the dock may reside in a bay in the computing device sized to receive a low profile large format disk drive. The dock may include a door that swings about an axis aligned with the height of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tandberg Data Holdings S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Michael H. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8576559
    Abstract: An extracting apparatus for a storage module includes a bracket and a holder. The bracket includes a fastener. The holder is withdrawable mounted to the bracket. The holder is for fixing the storage module. The holder includes a handle. The handle includes an arm pivotably connecting with the holder and an operating portion pivotably connecting with the arm. The operating portion is operated to fold to abut the arm, and the fastener latching the handle to fixedly mount the holder on the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Hu Gong, Lian Li
  • Patent number: 8568151
    Abstract: A concealable connector disposed in a housing of an electronic device includes two upright sidewalls, a guiding groove, a guiding rod, and a sliding module. The upright sidewalls are spaced apart from each other and are disposed in the housing. The guiding groove is formed in the housing and is interposed between the upright sidewalls. The guiding rod has a first end extending slidably into the guiding groove, and a second end connected to the sliding module. The sliding module has input/output connectors disposed therein. The sliding module is slidable relative to the upright sidewalls between a slid-out state, in which the sliding module projects outwardly of the housing and the input/output connectors are exposed from the housing, and a concealed state, in which the input/output connectors are concealed by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yen-Chang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8526175
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a casing including a side surface having an opening part and a bottom surface orthogonal to the side surface; a frame provided at the bottom surface; a disk drive main body capable of being attached to and detached from the frame through the opening part; a disk tray which is operable to hold a disk, is capable of being inserted into and drawn out of the disk drive main body through the opening part, and has a hatch operable to close the opening part when the disk tray is inserted in the disk drive main body; and a coupling part through which the frame and the disk drive main body are coupled to each other in the vicinity of the opening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Yukawa, Hiroyuki Ozawa, Hidetoshi Kawabe
  • Patent number: 8508928
    Abstract: Carrier for the rack mounting of two or more data storage devices into a chassis. The carrier includes support members along the length of the carrier, to receive and retain the two or more data storage devices. The carrier further includes a single electrical communication connector to provide an electrical communication interface for all of the data storage devices in the carrier, to and from a mating connector on a board of the chassis. The carrier further includes an interposer to adapt electrical signals from the single electrical communication connector into a form that is usable by the data storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    Inventors: Odie B. Killen, Paul K. Foisy, Robert I. Walker
  • Patent number: 8493729
    Abstract: A computer chassis is provided. The computer chassis includes a housing, an elastic element, a scissor structure fixed to the housing, and two hard disk drawers slidably connected to the housing and capable of being drawn out from the housing. The scissor is set between the two hard disk drawers. When both of the two hard disk drawers are not drawn out, the scissor structure is sandwiched between the two adjacent hard disk drawers, and the elastic element is deformed. When one of the two hard disk drawer is drawn out, the scissor structure engages the hard disk drawer being not drawn out under the elastic force generated by the elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Li-Ping Chen
  • Publication number: 20130176677
    Abstract: A spring for ejecting a storage device module from a chassis is provided. The spring includes a first end, where the first end is held captive when the spring is installed in the chassis. The spring includes a second end, opposite the first end, and a body between the first and second ends. The body is formed with serpentine bends proceeding linearly between the first and second ends and in a common plane with the first end. The second end is oriented orthogonal to the common plane. The spring is in expansion when the storage device module is inserted into the chassis. The storage device module pushes against the second end when the storage device module is fully inserted into the chassis. The spring exerts force outward from the chassis when expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: DOT HILL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brenden Michael Rust, David Michael Keffeler, Andrew Rudolph Heyd
  • Patent number: 8482914
    Abstract: An electronic device with multi-phase mechanism including a host, a storage device and a carriage is provided in the present invention. The storage device is slidably disposed in the host and adapted to be pulled out from the host. The carriage is slidably disposed in the storage device and adapted to be pulled out from the storage device. Through the storage device slidably disposing in the host and being adapted to be pulled out from the host, it facilitates the user to take or replace a content from the storage device. When the carriage is moved out from the storage device in a first phase and then the storage device is pulled out from the host in a second phase, the content in the storage device is taken out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8476532
    Abstract: A multilayer flexible printed circuit board disclosed in the present application is a multilayer flexible printed circuit board in which a ground layer, an insulating layer and a signal wiring layer in which signal wiring is formed are laminated in sequence, with the multilayer flexible printed circuit board including a protruding portion protruding laterally, and a ground that is electrically connected to the ground layer being formed on at least one surface of the protruding portion, in order to have shielding properties that can cope with high speed signal transmission performed via the signal wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naofumi Kitano, Tetsuya Esaki
  • Publication number: 20130163184
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a casing, a terminal electrode, a lock mechanism, and a driving unit. The lock mechanism includes an arm member movable between a lock position at which the arm member is engaged to an engagement portion of a storage medium and an unlock position at which it is disengaged from the engagement portion. The biasing member biases the arm member to the lock position. The arm member interferes with the storage medium moving in a first direction to move from the lock position to the unlock position and returns to the lock position at a position at which a connection terminal of the storage medium is connected to the terminal electrode to limit movement of the storage medium in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The driving unit moves the arm member from the lock position to the unlock position according to an input operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: SONY CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8462493
    Abstract: A mounting mechanism for assembling a storage device includes a pair of parallel brackets and a latching member. Each of the brackets defines a sliding slot and a latching hole therein. A space is defined between the brackets for receiving the storage device. The latching member includes a resisting portion for abutting the storage device and a pair of latching portions formed at opposite ends of the resisting portion. Each of the latching portions includes a hook engaged in the latching hole of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8446712
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable electronic apparatus including a main body formed with an opening on a surface thereof; a plurality of connection ports disposed to be exposed through an opening of the main body; a door disposed on the opening to be rotated between a first configuration that covers the connection ports and a second configuration that opens the connection ports; a moving mechanism formed to move the connection ports in a direction to be protruded from the opening when the door is rotated to the second configuration, and configured to be operated in conjunction with being pressed of the door; and a locking mechanism formed such that the connection ports are locked in the second configuration in conjunction with the rotation of the door to limit the movement of the connection ports in a direction to be inserted into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Taegyun Lee, Hyosik Shin
  • Patent number: 8441785
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a housing that is provided with an opening at a bottom face thereof; a printed circuit board accommodated in the housing; a first lid member that is detachably arranged so as to cover the opening; a disk drive that is mounted in a lower position than the printed circuit board inside the opening in a state where the first lid member is removed from the opening; and a second lid member that is detachably arranged so as to cover the opening in a state where the disk drive is mounted inside the opening, wherein the second lid member has a storage section, and the disk drive is stored in the storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masahiko Takakusaki