For Input/output Device Patents (Class 361/679.4)
  • Patent number: 11662784
    Abstract: An information handling system motherboard integrates components through integrated wirelines, including at least some components coupled to the motherboard on opposite sides of a narrow region, such as formed by an opening that accepts a cooling fan. A bridge circuit board couples to contacts of the motherboard on opposing sides of the narrow region so that wirelines integrated in the bridge circuit board interface motherboard wirelines, thus offering greater communication density across the narrow region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yong-Teng Lin, Jeffrey D. Kane
  • Patent number: 11635912
    Abstract: A computer system including a frame, components and a pair of stacked controllers. The system also includes a plurality of midplanes positioned between the components and the controllers where each midplane includes a component edge and a controller edge, a first midplane connector coupled to the component edge and a second midplane connector coupled to the controller edge, where the first midplane connector is coupled to one of the component connectors and the second midplane connector is coupled to one of the controller connectors so that the midplanes are vertically oriented in parallel so as to define spaces therebetween. In one embodiment, the computer system is a data storage system, the components are storage drives and the controllers are storage controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: JABIL INC.
    Inventor: Fengquan Zheng
  • Patent number: 11615045
    Abstract: Examples provided herein provide a docking device for a computing device. In one example, the docking device includes a magnet array to align the computing device with a mounting device on the docking device. The docking device includes a locking blade that inserts from the mounting device into the computing device in a 3-dimensional (3D) motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Jose Ticy Lo, Jesse T. Arnold, Scott Gregory, Chan-Woo Park
  • Patent number: 11553626
    Abstract: A system for storing data includes a discrete cooling module that can enable discrete cooling of mass storage devices installed in the chassis interior of a data storage module coupled to a rack. The discrete cooling module includes an air moving device and an air cover. The air moving device can induce and airflow through the chassis interior of the data storage module to remove heat from heat producing components of mass storage devices installed in the chassis interior. The air cover directs the airflow through the chassis interior. The discrete cooling module can isolate rotational vibrations generated by the air moving device from the mass storage devices installed in the chassis. Partial isolation can include indirectly coupling the discrete cooling module to the chassis via directly coupling with the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Strickland Beall, David Edward Bryan, Darin Lee Frink, Jason Alexander Harland
  • Patent number: 11543308
    Abstract: A strain gauge includes a flexible substrate; a resistor formed of material including at least one from among chromium and nickel, on or above the substrate; and electrodes electrically coupled to the resistor. Each electrode includes a terminal section extending from a corresponding end portion from among end portions of the resistor; a first metallic layer formed of copper, a copper alloy, nickel, or a nickel alloy, on or above the terminal section; and a second metallic layer formed of material having better solder wettability than the first metallic layer, on or above the first metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Akiyo Yuguchi, Aya Ono, Eiji Misaizu
  • Patent number: 11415750
    Abstract: To provide an optical module, an optical wiring board, and a method for manufacturing an optical module that provide the two-dimensional freedom degree of the joint portion between the optical module and the optical fiber even through the OBO method is applied to an optical module mounted via WLP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ishii, Yuta Ueda, Koji Takeda, Takushi Kazama, Hitoshi Wakita
  • Patent number: 11345539
    Abstract: Container adapted for cargo or personnel transport, the container being substantially prismatic, cylindrical or cubic in shape, wherein the container comprises: an internal surface and an external surface, a rigid frame, which defines a plurality of container faces, wherein the confluence of two or more of said container faces define edge portions being substantially chamfered, and one or more shock absorbing corner protectors adapted for being mounted on the edge portions, characterized in that the edge portions of the rigid frame comprise one or more beams arranged substantially in parallel to the direction of the confluence of two container faces, and the inner face of the corner protectors comprise at least a flange adapted for fitting in the one or more beams of the edge portions, such that the corner protectors substantially protrude from the external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: REFLEX MARINE LTD
    Inventor: Philip Anton Strong
  • Patent number: 11129281
    Abstract: A flexible circuit film, which is capable of preventing broken portions during an assembly process, and an electronic device comprising the same is disclosed. The flexible circuit film comprises a bonding pad portion, a body portion, and a film bending portion between the bonding pad portion and the body portion, wherein at least some portion of the film bending portion has a thickness that is less than a thickness of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junjae Lee, Kwangju Lee, Myeongah Shin, Dohyun Kwon
  • Patent number: 11086367
    Abstract: Computers are disclosed. An example computer includes a casing including a first casing portion and a second casing portion; a fastener; and a biasing element surrounding the fastener, the fastener to couple the first casing portion and the second casing portion and the biasing element to deter vibrations transmitted from the first casing portion to the fastener from affecting internal components of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chung-Hua Ku, Chi-Hao Chang, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 11080506
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification method and apparatus, a storage medium and a terminal are provided. The fingerprint identification apparatus includes a glass cover plate, a touch sensing unit, a display unit, an optical film, an imaging unit, a photoelectric sensing unit, and a control unit. The optical film is provided with multiple light-transmitting regions and multiple light-blocking regions, the multiple light-blocking regions are used for blocking light emitted from at least a part of pixels that directly enters the optical film without being reflected by the glass cover plate or the to-be-identified fingerprint. With the fingerprint identification apparatus, a sharp image of a to-be-identified fingerprint (whether or not the to-be-identified fingerprint is from a dry finger) is collected, and a signal-to-noise ratio and an accuracy of fingerprint identification can be significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Harvest Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengjun Gu, Sheng Feng, Fei Wang, Xueke Hu, Tianyang Wang
  • Patent number: 11026342
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electronic device including a chassis, a mainboard, a tray, a positioning component, and a cage assembly. The mainboard is disposed on the chassis. The tray is disposed on the chassis and located above the mainboard. The positioning component is fixed to the mainboard. The cage assembly includes a cage and a linkage assembly. The cage has a contact portion. The contact portion is disposed on the tray. The linkage assembly, includes an actuating lever and latch. The actuating lever is movably disposed on the cage. The actuating lever and the contact portion are respectively located at two opposite sides of the cage. The latch is connected to the actuating lever and has an engaging portion. The engaging portion is engageable with the positioning component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Wen Huang, Zhi-Tao Yu, Bo-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 10973149
    Abstract: A streamlined air baffle for efficiently directing air flow from a fan unit to a heat sink is disclosed. The streamlined air baffle has a top cover plate and a pair of side walls. The side walls are connected to the top cover plate. The top cover plate and one end of the side walls define an inlet. A curved surface of the top cover plate defines the outlet with the opposite ends of the side walls. The cross section area of the outlet is smaller than the cross section area of the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yu-Nien Huang, Herman Tan, Chih-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10960861
    Abstract: An electronic control device is provided with a hydraulic control block made of an aluminum alloy, a synthetic-resin component holder configured to hold electronic components such as a pressure sensor, and a printed board for controlling driving of hydraulic control apparatus via the component holder. Electrode terminals of the pressure sensor are connected to the printed board, a terminal configuration part of an electroconductive member, which is inserted into an insertion hole of a body wall of the component holder, is connected to a negative electrode wiring of the printed board, and the outer end edge of an elastic contact part of the electroconductive member is brought into elastic-contact with the hydraulic control block, to establish conduction therebetween. Hence, the electric potential difference between the pressure sensor and the hydraulic control block can be canceled, thus reducing an electrical noise of the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Kaneko, Takeshi Iizuka, Kazuaki Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10965796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a three-stage foldable mobile terminal having a flexible display, and can provide a mobile terminal comprising: a body portion which comprises first to third bodies rotatably connected to each other and which implements a first state in which the first to third bodies are arranged side by side in one direction and a second state in which the first to third bodies overlap each other by the at least one hinge unit, respectively; and a flexible display unit which is mounted on the body portion, wherein the body portion comprises: a main circuit board which is disposed on the first body; a flexible circuit board which electrically connects the first and second bodies in the first state; and a connection member which is disposed on the second body so that the main circuit board and the third body are electrically connected to each other in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsuk Yang, Hangseok Kim, Minho Park, Jaeyoung Han, Jungyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10925186
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an assembly including a bay structure including a bay structure that defines a bay for receiving a pluggable module and including sides and a front plate rotatably connected to the sides, a connecting bracket coupled with the bay structure, and a heat transfer device coupled with the bay structure. The bay structure, the heat transfer device, and the connecting bracket are configured such that rotating the front plate from a first position to a second position displaces the connecting bracket in a first direction which causes the connecting bracket to displace the heat transfer device in a second direction transverse to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David A. Selvidge, Pinche Tsai, Minh H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10871828
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a display portion comprising a display, a base portion pivotally coupled to the display portion and including a glass top case. The glass top case defines an exterior surface and a keyboard opening through the glass top case from the exterior surface to an interior surface. The portable computer further includes a keyboard positioned at least partially within the keyboard opening and comprising a substrate, a key configured to move relative to the substrate, and a fabric cover disposed over the key and defining a user interface surface of the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC
    Inventors: Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Brett W. Degner, Ron A. Hopkinson, Asif Hussain, Dinesh C. Mathew, Mikael M. Silvanto, Chang Zhang, Zheng Gao, Robert Y. Cao, Keith J. Hendren, Simon R. Lancaster-Larocque
  • Patent number: 10868382
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a printed circuit board on which a connector to connect with a flexible flat cable or a flexible printed circuit board is mounted. The printed circuit board including a receiving port at which the connector receives the flexible flat cable or the flexible printed circuit board; and an opening that is disposed between an end of the printed circuit board facing the receiving port of the connector and a position corresponding to at least one of end portions of the receiving port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakano, Satoru Koyama
  • Patent number: 10816189
    Abstract: A display includes a display panel and a lighting device. The lighting device includes a display surface, a back surface, and upper frame surface and a socket. The upper frame surface is located between the display surface and the back surface opposite to each other, and the socket is provided at the upper frame surface. The lighting device is disposed in a pluggable manner on the socket, and includes a light source. When the light source is disposed on the socket, the light source forms a lighting area on a light exiting side of the display surface, wherein the lighting area is non-overlapping with the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Jiung-Cheng Pan
  • Patent number: 10813169
    Abstract: A local software deployment system, comprising a server, configured to: provide an access point for a wireless network; redirect an incoming request to a web page selectively customized based on characteristics of the requestor; present an option, through the wireless network, on the customized web page, to a device connected to the server through the wireless network, to download a file from the server, selectively dependent on the customized web page; and download the file from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: goTenna, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Perdomo
  • Patent number: 10797429
    Abstract: An electronic device including a casing, at least one connector and a waterproof elastic module is provided. The casing includes at least one first hole. The at least one connector is disposed in the casing, the at least one connector penetrates the at least one first hole and is exposed out of the at least one first hole, and at least one gap exists between walls of the casing encircling the at least one first hole and the corresponding at least one connector. The waterproof elastic module has at least one second hole, the waterproof elastic module sleeves the at least one connector, the at least one connector is exposed out of the at least one second hole, the waterproof elastic module covers and wraps around the at least one connector, and the at least one gap is filled with the waterproof elastic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chi Hsu, Mei-Yin Yeh, I-Tien Hsieh, Hui-Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 10790867
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a case for a tablet shaped device, a method for removing a stylus therefrom, and a method for making a case for a tablet shaped device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: STM MANAGEMENT PTY LTD
    Inventors: Ethan Nyholm, Cambell Smyth
  • Patent number: 10757870
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for providing and operating crop control hardware are provided herein. Some embodiments include an assembly line grow pod having a master controller with a plurality of bays and being communicatively coupled to components of the grow pod, a crop control module within one of the bays such that the crop control module is communicatively coupled to the master controller and the components of the grow pod, and a second control module in one of the bays, which is removably insertable such that it is removable from the bay without altering the assembly line grow pod functionality. The crop control module is programmed to sense a removal of the second control module, determine control signals necessary to maintain an operation of the grow pod and the components of the grow pod, and provide the control signals to the grow pod or the components of the grow pod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Grow Solutions Tech LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Kevin Hurst
  • Patent number: 10753921
    Abstract: Provided herein is an assay apparatus comprising at least one assay module; and a portable frame adapted to releasably retain the at least one assay module. The at least one assay module is adapted to perform at least one assay. The assay module comprises a sample receiver and an assay device operatively associated with the sample receiver. In some embodiments, the assay apparatus further comprises at least one functional module releasably retained by the portable frame. The functional module is operatively associated with the assay module when retained by the portable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: iAssay, Inc.
    Inventors: Lonnie W. Adelman, Nitin C. Bhagwath
  • Patent number: 10681827
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for securing a printed circuit board without the use of screws in a housing assembly comprising a bottom housing made of plastic and a top housing made of metal. The top housing comprises a plurality of ribs. The bottom housing comprises a plurality of flexible snap arms each having a head portion, which includes an angled lower face, a horizontal crush rib, and a vertical crush rib. Upon coupling of the assembly, the ribs exert a horizontal force on the flexible snap arms resulting in climbing of the angled lower face further onto the printed circuit board. The horizontal force may also crush the horizontal crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components to adjust for interference, preventing potential damage to the printed circuit board. Vertical forces may also crush the vertical crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Van Roon, Gary Warren, Steven Steane
  • Patent number: 10679035
    Abstract: A fingerprint module and a mobile terminal are described. The fingerprint module may include: an encapsulation layer and a decoration component. The encapsulation layer may be configured to encapsulate a fingerprint identifying assembly and include a rear wall having a first mating portion. The decoration component may define an embedded groove and include a second mating portion in the embedded groove. The encapsulation layer may be embedded in the embedded groove, and the first mating portion may be embedded to the second mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibin Yu, Maozhao Huang, Mao Yang
  • Patent number: 10663108
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a holder attaches a first electronic device and a second electronic device to a display. The holder includes a base structure, a first holder section, and a second holder section. The first holder section at a first portion of the base structure holds the second electronic device and includes a first through hole that receives a first male screw to be screwed into a first female screw of the first electronic device. The second holder section at a second portion of the base structure holds the second electronic device and includes a second through hole that receives a second male screw to be screwed into a second female screw of the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamori, Masanori Nakano, Brad Chiu, Jonathan Lin, Walter Lin
  • Patent number: 10656714
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a display portion comprising a display and a base portion pivotally coupled to the display portion. The base portion may include a bottom case and a top case, formed from a dielectric material, coupled to the bottom case. The top case may include a top member defining a top surface of the base portion and a sidewall integrally formed with the top member and defining a side surface of the base portion. The portable computer may also include a sensing system including a first sensing system configured to determine a location of a touch input applied to the top surface of the base portion and a second sensing system configured to determine a force of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Brett W. Degner, Ron A. Hopkinson, Asif Hussain, Dinesh C. Mathew, Mikael M. Silvanto, Chang Zhang, Zheng Gao, Robert Y. Cao, Keith J. Hendren, Bryan W. Posner, Simon R. Lancaster-Larocque, Alex J. Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10657356
    Abstract: A fingerprint module may include a fingerprint identifying assembly, a decoration component, a circuit board assembly and a conductive component. A front side of the decoration component may define an embedded groove, the fingerprint identifying assembly may be embedded in the embedded groove, an end of the circuit board assembly may extend into the embedded groove and be attached to a rear end surface of the fingerprint identifying assembly, a ground terminal may be disposed on the circuit board assembly, the conductive component may be sandwiched between the end of the circuit board assembly and a bottom wall in the embedded groove of the decoration component to electrically connect the decoration component to the ground terminal through the circuit board assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD
    Inventors: Weibin Yu, Maozhao Huang, Mao Yang
  • Patent number: 10657355
    Abstract: A fingerprint module and an electronic apparatus are described. The fingerprint module may include: an encapsulation layer and a decoration component. The encapsulation layer may be configured to encapsulate a fingerprint identifying assembly and include a rear wall having a first mating portion. The decoration component may define an embedded groove and include a second mating portion in the embedded groove. The encapsulation layer may be embedded in the embedded groove, and the first mating portion may be embedded to the second mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibin Yu, Maozhao Huang, Mao Yang
  • Patent number: 10649501
    Abstract: A touchpad device is used to connect a first fixing portion of a housing. The touchpad device includes a hinge structure and a circuit board. The hinge structure includes a main body and an elastic arm. The main body is located above the first fixing portion. The elastic arm is connected to the main body and includes a second fixing portion. The second fixing portion is fixed to the first fixing portion of the housing. A bottom surface of the circuit board is attached to a top surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Hsin Chen, Mitsuo Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10649504
    Abstract: A computer chassis, including a number of removable walls wherein each removable wall includes a first side rail system comprising a number of first rails to receive a first size of a blade component, and a second side rail system comprising a number of second rails to receive a second size of a blade component. A removable wall for a chassis including a first side comprising a first number of and arrangement of rails and a second side comprising a second number of and arrangement of rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: James Jeffery Schulze, Jeoff M Krontz, Daniel Ross Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10638468
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed regarding a wireless field unit, which may receive a plurality of forward link assignment messages for a plurality of time slots for a plurality of forward link transmissions, each message including an indication of a modulation and a code rate associated with a respective forward link transmission. The field unit may receive at least one of the forward link transmissions in at least one time slot at the respective indicated modulation and code rate. The field unit may receive a plurality of reverse link assignment messages for a plurality of time slots for a plurality of reverse link transmissions, each message including an indication of a modulation and a code rate associated with a respective reverse link transmission. The field unit may transmit at least one of the reverse link transmissions in at least one time slot at the respective indicated modulation and code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: IPR Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: George R. Nelson, John E. Hoffman, James A. Proctor, Antoine J. Rouphael
  • Patent number: 10621031
    Abstract: A system includes a first computer, a second computer, and an active computer system determining module. The first computer receives a second computer health signal from the second computer indicating a fault in the second computer and generates a first computer system health signal indicating a fault in the first and/or second computer. The active computer system determining module receives the first computer system health signal and generates a standby signal based on the first computer system health signal. The second computer receives the standby signal and disables one or more of its output ports based on the standby signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SMART Embedded Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Peter John Cornes, Shlomo Pri-Tal
  • Patent number: 10594845
    Abstract: The invention provides a modular electronic device, in particular a portable device, more in particular a handheld device, said modular electronic device comprising a chassis comprising a frame holding a computational module comprising a circuit board holding a data processor, and a display module comprising a planar display device having a viewing side and a rear side, said display module comprising a back plate on the rear side of the display device, wherein said frame further comprises a frame attachment part and said back plate comprises a display attachment part for allowing said display module to be attached to said frame in a sliding manner in a sliding direction in-plane of said planar display device, and said frame comprising a frame lock part and said display module comprising a display lock part for in a mutually locked position locking said frame and said display module onto one another, blocking said sliding, and in a mutually released position allowing sliding of said display module and said fra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FAIRPHONE B.V.
    Inventors: Olivier H├ębert, George Henry Hines, Hugh Daniel Brogan
  • Patent number: 10566467
    Abstract: The wafer-level manufacturing method makes possible to manufacture ultrathin optical devices such as opto-electronic modules. A clear encapsulation is applied to an initial wafer including active optical components and a wafer-size substrate, thereon, a photostructurable opaque coating is produced which includes apertures. Then, trenches are produced which extend through the clear encapsulation and establish side walls of intermediate products. Then, an opaque encapsulation is applied to the intermediate products, thus filling the trenches. Cutting through the opaque encapsulation material present in the trenches, singulated optical modules are produced, wherein side walls of the intermediate products are covered by the opaque encapsulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Qichuan Yu, Hartmut Rudmann, Ji Wang, Kian Siang Ng, Simon Gubser, James Eilertsen, Sundar Raman Ghana Sambandam
  • Patent number: 10512187
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for aligning a plurality of line card connectors with a plurality of fabric card connectors using a lattice having a plurality of intersecting strips defining an array of framed slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Hou-Hsien Chang, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng
  • Patent number: 10503212
    Abstract: One embodiment provides am information handling device, comprising: a housing, the housing comprising an access panel; the access panel comprising a plurality of locking mechanisms; wherein removal of the access panel requires activating each of the plurality of locking mechanism substantially simultaneously. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Geary, Jason Pratt Parrish, Wesley Abram Luttrell, Daniel Jordan Schantz, Thomas John Sluchak
  • Patent number: 10459498
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a computer chassis is divided into three isolated thermal chambers to confine the heat loads in separately managed areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Corsair Memory, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Kinstle, III, Dennis Wai Cheung Lee, Joseph-Eamonn L. Clerkin, Dustin Alexander Sklavos
  • Patent number: 10445277
    Abstract: A switch card and a server are provided. The switch card is adapted to couple a riser card and a hard drive array, and includes a storage device, a processing circuit, a first connection portion, and a plurality of first sub-connection portions. When the first connection portion is coupled to the riser card, the processing circuit receives a setting signal of the riser card via the first connection portion. The processing circuit reads a configuration table stored in the storage device according to the setting signal. When the first sub-connection portions are coupled to a plurality of second sub-connection portions of the hard drive array, the second sub-connection portions are coupled to a plurality of hard drives of the hard drive array via a plurality of first cables. The processing circuit determines a configuration setting between the first cables and the hard drives according to the configuration table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Guo-Jia Lan, Yu-Chieh Huang, Meng-Ju Tsai
  • Patent number: 10429889
    Abstract: A docking station connects through a docking port and docking cable with an information handling system to support communication between the information handling system and docking station peripherals. On initial interface, one data lane of the docking port establishes a temporary management interface, such as an I2C management bus, to configure the docking station. After configuration, a docking manager, virtual wireless access point and power block cooperate to assign data lanes of the docking port and wireless communication resources to information transfer and power transfer functions based upon processing and communication tasks performed at the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ernesto Ramirez, Christian L Critz, Liam B Quinn, Sean P O'Neal
  • Patent number: 10411425
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a connector capable of efficiently utilizing a space of a display device and a modular connector including a plurality of ports. A connector configured to be mounted on a display device receiving a signal from an external device, the connector comprises a body, a plurality of connection terminals provided on one side of the body and connected to a cable to which the external device is connected, and a printed circuit board (PCB) connection terminal provided on the other side of the body and mounted on the display device, wherein the body, the plurality of connection terminals, and the PCB connection terminal are provided as a single module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Su Roh, Chin Yong You, Ji Hyun Lee, Woo Sub Choi
  • Patent number: 10411748
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a protective case for a portable electronic device adapted with a storage compartment which houses a tethered stylus. The tethered stylus can be retractable. The stylus is attached to the protective case by way of a permanent tether and the storage compartment is integrally attached at one end of the protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Lee Joan Lucente
  • Patent number: 10401944
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a plate on which a hook is provided and configured to move between a first position where a connection with another information processing device by the hook is done and a second position where the connection by the hook is released; and a processor configured to energize the another information processing device via a connection terminal when the connection is maintained by the hook, receive information indicating that a releasing operation for releasing the connection is started before the connection is released when a position of the plate is moved, and cut off the energization to the another information processing device via the connection terminal according to the reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventors: Toru Kubota, Taketoshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10382603
    Abstract: A foldable cellphone shade attachment for shading a cellphone screen to reduce glare includes a clip configured to selectively engage a first edge of a cellphone and a frame comprising a base and a plurality of support rods. The base has a rear side coupled to the clip and a pair of extensions perpendicularly extending along a second edge and a third edge of the cellphone. The plurality of support rods is pivotably coupled to the base and has a folded position resting on the base and an alternative open position extending upwardly from the base. A flexible cover is coupled to the frame. The cover is attached the base and each of the plurality of support rods and extends from the rear side of the base to the front support rod such that only a viewing opening remains uncovered in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Doria
  • Patent number: 10365688
    Abstract: Disclosed is a docking station for an electronic device having a main body, a slot with an opening on a top of the main body, a first connector in the slot, and a sleeve slidably disposed in the slot. The sleeve is sized in relative proportions to receive the electronic device and is configured to slide within the slot between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the first connector is outside of the sleeve and in the second position, the first connector protrudes into the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Henge Docks LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Leigh Vroom, Brandon Parod
  • Patent number: 10314194
    Abstract: An expansion module of a programmable logic controller is provided. The expansion module comprises a function body and an expansion base. The function body comprises a housing, a circuit board and a first connector. The circuit board is disposed in the housing. The first connector is connected with the circuit board and is partially exposed from the housing. The expansion base is detachably assembled with the function body and comprises a bracket and a three-way connector. The three-way connector is detachably disposed in the bracket and comprises three conducting terminals. The first conducting terminal and the second conducting terminal are at least partially exposed from the bracket. The third conducting terminal is configured to connect with the first connector. When there are plural expansion modules, two adjacent function bodies can be detachably assembled with each other, and two adjacent expansion bases can be detachably assembled with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Tzu-Tsung Chiang
  • Patent number: 10251298
    Abstract: A computer case has a box having a back board with an opening; and a graphics card fixing board having a plurality of graphics card shields, wherein the graphics card fixing board corresponds in position to the opening of the back board and thereby is unfastenably attached to the back board of the box either longitudinally or transversely, allowing the graphics card shields to be lengthwise parallel to a height of the box whenever the graphics card fixing board is attached to the back board of the box longitudinally, and allowing the graphics card shields to be lengthwise perpendicular to the height of the box whenever the graphics card fixing board is attached to the back board of the box transversely. Therefore, a graphics card is selectively mounted in place, lying or upright, in the computer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: THERMALTAKE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pei-Hsi Lin
  • Patent number: 10198054
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a first body and a second body. The first body has an opening and an adapter module which is electrically connected to a first electronic device. The opening is divided into a first part and a second part via a first axis, and the shape of the first part is asymmetrical to the shape of the second part. The second body has an energy storage unit. The energy storage unit is electrically connected to the adapter module to supply power to the first electronic device, when the second body is detached from the first body, the energy storage unit is adapted to supply power to a second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Hua Chen, Hung-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10183752
    Abstract: The vehicle seat of the present disclosure has a base unit, a tray, and a connection terminal. The base unit is disposed on a rear side of the backrest and has a storage section. The tray has a through-hole or a notch which a connection device of a predetermined size passes and is disposed so as to be movable between a storage position located in the storage section of the base unit and an open position of the tray unfolded from the storage position. The connection terminal that is disposed on the base unit at a position that meets with the through-hole or the notch of the tray located at the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Goichi Matsuda, Kaname Tomita
  • Patent number: 10157641
    Abstract: An HDD holding device includes a base portion, a plurality of buffer members, and an HDD mounting portion to which an HDD is mounted. The plurality of buffer members include a buffer member being a first buffer member interposed between the base portion and the HDD mounting portion so that a mounting axis direction of the first buffer member is set along a Y direction selected among a width direction, a depth direction and, a height direction of the base portion, and include a buffer member being a second buffer member interposed between the base portion and the HDD mounting portion so that a mounting axis direction of the second buffer member is set along the Z direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichirou Yonemaru