Expansion/docking Station Patents (Class 361/679.41)
  • Patent number: 11372445
    Abstract: An electronic device display assembly includes a base that includes a first disk which is rotatably coupled to a second disk and the first disk can be positioned on a support surface. A pair of clips is each coupled to the second disk and each of the clips engages an electronic device for displaying the electronic device in an upright orientation. A rotation unit is integrated into the base and the rotation unit engages the second disk. Additionally, the rotation unit rotates the second disk when the rotation unit is turned on to enhance the visual appeal of the electronic device. A speaker is integrated into the base to emit audible sounds outwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Robert P. Czerwinski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11366501
    Abstract: A system can include a display that includes a mount; a display stand that includes a base that includes opposing sides and a platform that spans the opposing sides, an arm that extends from the base and that operatively couples to the mount, and a video cable passage that includes a side opening on one of the opposing sides of the base; and a video cable that operatively couples to the display, that is disposable at least in part in the video cable passage, and that includes a connector exposable via the side opening of the one of the opposing sides of the base of the display stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Matthew Ian Tucker
  • Patent number: 11339816
    Abstract: A fastening and releasing pushing module includes a base, a pivot shaft provided at the base, a fastening portion provided at the pivot shaft, two pushing members provided at the pivot shaft, two elastic members, and a releasing switch. Each pushing members includes a body and a positioning shaft assembled at the body. One end of each of the elastic elements is directly connected to the positioning shaft of the pushing member, and the other end is connected to the base. The releasing switch is provided at the pivot shaft, and is movable between a fastening position and a releasing pushing position. When the releasing switch moves to the fastening position or the releasing pushing position, the releasing switch drives the pivot shaft to rotate, such that the fastening portion and the pushing members simultaneously rotate to the fastening position or the releasing pushing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuo-Heng Cheng
  • Patent number: 11342716
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing. The housing includes a plurality of module channels therein and shielding net. A signal transmission module is movably mounted in each of the module channels. The signal transmission module includes an insulator and a signal contact member. The shielding net has a plurality of mesh holes. The signal transmission module includes a shielding ring sleeve segment. A shielding contact is conductively bonded to the shielding ring sleeve segment of a corresponding signal transmission module is respectively provided at each mesh hole of the shielding net. The shielding contact protrudes towards the center of the corresponding mesh hole. A plurality of the shielding contacts corresponding to each mesh hole are circumferentially disposed along the corresponding mesh hole. A shielding elastic sheet is conductively bonded to a shielding ring sleeve on each of the signal transmission modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AVIC JONHON OPTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junfeng Yuan, Lufei Ma, Zongwei Li
  • Patent number: 11304320
    Abstract: Examples of providing access to a switch of an electronic device are described herein. In an example, a housing of the electronic device includes a sidewall having an opening to receive an external actuator to access a switch of the electronic device. The housing further includes a first bracket and a second bracket, both movably coupled to the sidewall. The first bracket includes an actuator opening, which when aligned with the opening of the sidewall, allows the external actuator to access the switch. Further, the second bracket is moveable to co-operate with the first bracket to align the actuator opening with the opening to provide access to the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Wei-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 11289129
    Abstract: An electronic device according to one embodiment includes a housing, a first substrate, a second substrate, a first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device. The first substrate is located inside the housing. The second substrate is located outside the housing and attached to the housing. The first wireless communication device is included in the first substrate. The second wireless communication device is included in the second substrate and wirelessly communicates with the first wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Okano, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, Kota Tokuda, Jia Liu, Masahide Takazawa
  • Patent number: 11275414
    Abstract: A heat dissipation wall system includes a base wall having an outer surface, a plurality of side walls extending approximately perpendicularly from the base wall to define a component housing between the base wall and the side walls, and a plurality of heat dissipation channels defined by the base wall and extending into the base wall from the outer surface. Each of the heat dissipation channels includes a respective first airflow aperture that extends through the base wall from the outer surface to the component housing and that is configured to allow an airflow adjacent the outer surface to enter the component housing, and a respective second airflow aperture that is spaced apart from the first airflow aperture, that extends through the base wall from the outer surface to the component housing, and that is configured to allow an airflow adjacent the outer surface to enter the component housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Derric Christopher Hobbs, Christopher Michael Helberg
  • Patent number: 11270612
    Abstract: An image display apparatus is disclosed. The image display apparatus includes a rollable display, a drive unit to change a size of the display, an external device interface unit including a plurality of external input terminals, and a controller to control the display, wherein, based on an external input display command, the controller controls the drive unit to roll down the display and controls a plurality of external input objects corresponding to the plurality of external input terminals to be displayed at positions corresponding to the plurality of external input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilho Seo, Kwangsoo Choi, Sukhyun Hong
  • Patent number: 11225088
    Abstract: In an example, a device includes a display, a stand, and a printing device. The stand is positioned beneath and supports the display, and has a cylindrical shape. The printing device is housed within the stand and includes a spindle, a roller, a fluid ejection die, and a cutting mechanism. The spindle supports a roll of paper. The roller unrolls the paper from the roll of paper. The fluid ejection die ejects fluid onto the paper as the paper unrolls from the roll of paper. The cutting mechanism severs a portion of the paper from the roll of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Matthew William Tivnon
  • Patent number: 11188132
    Abstract: Modular power delivery techniques for electronic devices are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise native power delivery circuitry to source a native power delivery current, power management circuitry to control the native power delivery circuitry, a power delivery connector to mate with a counterpart power delivery connector of an external device, and a processing device conductively coupled to the power delivery connector via a supplemental power delivery line, the processing device to draw a supplemental power delivery current from the external device via the supplemental power delivery line. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Liang Shiao, Tawfik M. Rahal-Arabi, Chang-Wu Yen, Celia H. Yang
  • Patent number: 11144097
    Abstract: An all-in-one computer including a main body and an electronic assembly is provided. The main body includes a first casing part and a second casing part. The second casing part is movably connected to the first casing part and configured to move between a first position and a second position in relative to the first casing part, and the first casing part has an engaging portion and an electrical connection portion. The electronic assembly is disposed in the second casing part. When the second casing part is located at the first position, the second casing part is engaged with the engaging portion and the electronic assembly is connected to the electrical connection portion, and when the second casing part is located at the second position, the second casing part is departed from the engaging portion and the electronic assembly is departed from the electrical connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Zung-Ting Hu, Wen-Hsien Chin, Hsuan-Liang Lin, Yen-Kang Chen, Jia-Wen Chen, Cheng-Min Chen, Tze-Chiang Cheng
  • Patent number: 11140797
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling an electronic computing device is provided that includes a cooling pad. The cooling pad includes a housing and a top which has openings. A cooling object is positioned within the housing and an electronic computing device is positioned on the cooling pad top. Air within the housing flows through the openings in the cooling pad top to cool the electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Tamara Phipps, Matthew Schmitt, Laura Alcorn
  • Patent number: 11134541
    Abstract: According to examples of the present disclosure, an access point (AP) device, an Internet of Things (IoT) device, and a communication device are provided. The AP device may include an AP housing, a control board arranged within the AP housing, and a first electrical connecting part and a first assembly part arranged on the AP housing. The control board and the IoT device are electrically connected by the first electrical connecting part. The AP device may assemble with the IoT device by way of the first assembly part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiang Huang
  • Patent number: 11106243
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first display unit; a touch screen including a second display unit and a detection unit; and a start-up control unit that displays index information on the touch screen, and displays a screen configuration on the first display unit. Another apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first chassis; a second chassis coupled to the first chassis; a first display unit; and a touch screen including a second display unit, and a detection unit that detects a touch operation made on the second display unit. A control method for an apparatus that includes a first display unit and a touch screen including a second display unit and a detection unit is disclosed. The control method includes displaying index information on the second display unit; and displaying, a screen configuration corresponding to an operation area in which a touch operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Yamasaki, Yasumichi Tsukamoto, Tatsumi Nagasawa, Yuichi Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 11079799
    Abstract: An example computing device includes a connector. The connector is to mate with a display unit. The connector is to receive power from the display unit and output a display signal to the display unit. The computing device includes a non-transitory computer readable medium. The computing device also includes a processor communicatively coupled to the non-transitory computer readable medium. The processor is to determine a form factor of the display unit. The processor also is to adjust at least one of a resolution and an orientation of an image to be included in the display signal based on the form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S. Azam, Xiang Ma, Manjunath Bhat
  • Patent number: 11023006
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: displaying, on an information handling device, content, wherein the content is displayed across a first surface and a second surface of the information handling device; detecting, using a processor, attachment of a removable keyboard to one of: the first surface or the second surface; and adjusting, based on the detecting, a screen configuration of the content. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Madison Kay Smith, Cuong Huy Truong, Brian Hargrove Leonard
  • Patent number: 11023247
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide an improved processor package to determine a connection type between the package and an external circuit and to optimize processor performance based on the connection type. As a non-limiting example, a processor package consistent with the present disclosure may include a central processing unit (CPU) die and a plurality of pins (including two connection detection pins) to connect the package to a motherboard. The CPU die may include connection determination logic and execution policy logic, implemented via processor code (“p-code”), as well as a more typical processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Willis, Jonathan Thibado, Eugene Nelson
  • Patent number: 11017334
    Abstract: Systems for managing a workspace are disclosed. A system to manage a workspace includes a plurality of docking stations located at corresponding workstations. Each docking station is configured to provide a network connection and power to a computer device at a corresponding workstation. Each docking station of the plurality of docking stations includes a power input and a network interface to communicate with a network. The system also includes a system computer including a system network interface to communicate with each docking station of the plurality of docking stations via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TARGUS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Decamp, Man Cheung Dan Tsang, Nicholas Anthony Markovsky
  • Patent number: 11012108
    Abstract: A ruggedized mobile mount for simultaneous charging of a portable handheld radio and a spare battery is disclosed. In one embodiment, the portable handheld radio and the spare battery receive power from a vehicle via the mobile mount. In another embodiment, the mobile mount is configured to removably attach the handheld radio to a charging mechanism. In another embodiment, the mobile mount is configured to removably attach the spare battery via a rotational locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Datron World Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Irwin H. Morse, Arthur L. Reynolds, III, Nicholas Philip Caponera, Benjamin L. LaBelle, David M. Giuntoli, Paul J. Klock, Matthew R. Fallows
  • Patent number: 11005281
    Abstract: A charging device is provided. The charging device includes an output terminal unit connected to an input terminal unit of a battery pack. The output terminal unit includes a terminal body including an output terminal connected to the input terminal unit and a terminal cover which covers the output terminal before the input terminal unit of the battery pack is connected to the output terminal unit and through which the output terminal passes while the input terminal unit of the battery pack is connected to the output terminal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Geunyong Jung, Seongho Park, Sejong Park, Jonghyun Seo, Jinwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10977572
    Abstract: Technologies and implementations for training a predictive intelligence associated with electronic discovery (e-discovery) are generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Exterro, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun Chanchalani, Bala Manikandan Gopalakrishnan, Ramya Ramasamy, Pallav Tandon, Aniesh Udayakumar, Scott Giordano, Dan Burke, Manish Bafna, Shashidhar Angadi, Prabhu Palanisamy, Bobby Balachandran, Karthik Palani, Ajith Samuel
  • Patent number: 10978843
    Abstract: This electric conduction apparatus is an electric conduction apparatus that supports an electronic device having a predetermined surface provided with a connector insertion port and is capable of being electrically connected to the electronic device, the electric conduction apparatus including a housing having a front side and a rear side, a connector that protrudes from the housing and can be inserted into the connector insertion port, and a pivoting mechanism configured to pivot the connector about a first axis line located on the rear side relative to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Okazaki, Shinji Hirose, Hiroki Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10963876
    Abstract: The combination of an EPOS terminal and a security system. The terminal has a housing with a reader for identifying information on a user card. The housing has an external surface defining an original outer configuration. The security system has at least one component configured to be fixed to the housing. The at least one component substantially effectively alters a contour of the original outer configuration of the external surface so as to block placement of a skin, with a skimming component and at least nominally matched in shape to at least a portion of the original outer configuration of the external surface, conformingly over the external surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger J. Leyden
  • Patent number: 10948948
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a first body which includes a keyboard and an adaptor, and a second body which includes a display and a frame in which the display is installed. The first body includes a first magnet, and the second body includes a second magnet. The second body is rotatable with respect to the keyboard of the first body while the first body is attached to the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-won Lee
  • Patent number: 10916743
    Abstract: An electric battery device including: a battery attachment plate, at least one battery coupled to the battery attachment plate, the battery having a main face applied against the plate in at least one attachment position on the plate, and a gripping handle of the battery, rigidly secured to the battery, attachment members for attaching the battery on the attachment plate, in the attachment position, at least one lock for locking the battery in the attachment position and at least one release member for releasing the lock, characterised in that the lock is secured to the battery and the release member of the lock is arranged on a portion of the battery intended for the battery gripping handle, for gripping the battery and simultaneous actuation of the lock release member using just one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PELLENC
    Inventors: Roger Pellenc, Frédéric Fortier
  • Patent number: 10877518
    Abstract: A docking component can include a cross-member that includes a first end, an opposing second end, circuitry and at least one port operatively coupled to the circuitry; a first end wall at the first end of the cross-member; a second end wall at the second end of the cross-member, where the second end wall includes at least one connector that is operatively coupled to the circuitry; and a translation mechanism that translates the at least one connector from an unlocked state to a locked state that engages the at least one connector and a corresponding at least one connector of an information handling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Norton, Jr., Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10852782
    Abstract: A portable information handling system structure located between housing hinges along one side of the housing has first and second antenna disposed at opposing ends with a cooling fan between the first and second antenna and over the antenna structure to isolate the first and second antenna. In one embodiment, a parasitic element disposed between the first and second antenna and under the cooling fan has resonance tuned to isolate wireless signals of a frequency supported by the first and second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ching Wei Chang, Suresh Ramasamy, Allen B. McKittrick, Jeffery D. Kane
  • Patent number: 10841755
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device receives a call from a caller that is initiated as a public switched telephone network (PSTN) call and directed to first contact information for a recipient's device. The call is forwarded using an unconditional call forwarding option to the device. The device retrieves second contact information for the recipient's user device. The second contact information is different from the first contact information used in the PSTN call. The device initiates a communication to the recipient's user device using the second contact information via a communication channel different from the PSTN. The communication avoids triggering the unconditional call forwarding option for the recipient's device. The device connects the call between the caller and the recipient's device upon initiating the communication. The device is in a call path of the call and performs a call feature for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Phoneic, Inc.
    Inventor: Enlai Chu
  • Patent number: 10840637
    Abstract: An electronic assembly including a first device, a second device, a third device, and a triggering member is provided. The first device has at least one first positioning member, at least one first electrical connector, and at least one second electrical connector. The second device has at least one second positioning member and at least one third electrical connector. The third device has at least one fourth electrical connector. The triggering member is disposed in the third device. The triggering member has a driven portion and a locking portion opposite to each other. In a first state, the first device is detachably assembled and electrically connected to the second device. In a second state, the first device is detachably assembled and electrically connected to the second device, and the first device is also detachably assembled and electrically connected to the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yun Bai, Ming-Chung Liu, Yu-Ning Chang, Hong-Tien Wang, Shih-Chin Chou
  • Patent number: 10824202
    Abstract: Disclosed is a battery sleeve case for a portable electronic device (e.g., laptop computer or electronic tablet device) that includes an elastic polymer frame structure that extends around a perimeter of the sleeve to provide cushioning or padding to the sides of the device. Front and back face side panels are attached to opposing sides of the frame structure, via stitching or some other suitable means. The frame structure may be formed of injected molded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) or other suitable material. The side panels may be laminated with fabric, with a front face side panel being flexible and cushioned and including one or more access flaps. The back face side panel includes a rechargeable battery housed within a battery compartment defined by a semi rigid outer panel, which may be formed of compression molded EVA or other suitable material. The rechargeable battery is electrically coupled to external and internal electrical interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: INCASE DESIGNS CORP.
    Inventors: Kenji Okada, Hyun Hong, Dominique Velasco Fonacier, Kevin I-Feng Fang
  • Patent number: 10812696
    Abstract: Electronic device cases and lighting and power devices and modules are described. A case for a portable electronic device may include a rim portion defining an opening for a display of the portable electronic device and one or more light sources adjacent to the rim portion. A lighting device may include one or more light sources for illuminating a user's face during use of a camera of a portable electronic device, and a power member for providing power to the one or more light sources. A lighting module may include a plurality of lighting devices. A power module having a battery may be configured to provide power to a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Windy Place, Inc.
    Inventors: Cindy Gantz, Jackie Wallace, Jean Tripier
  • Patent number: 10768686
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a base, a processor, and a tablet having a front surface, a rear surface and a bottom edge surface. A processor may operate at a first operating condition when the tablet is coupled to the base, and the processor may operate at a second operating condition when the tablet is not coupled to the base. The tablet may include a heat conducting device and an active edge. The heat conducting device may conduct heat from the processor to the active edge where the heat may be dissipated using supplemental cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10757555
    Abstract: A communication apparatus may include: a first interface being set in one of a first operating state and a second operating state; a second interface; and an apparatus controller. The first interface is configured to: receive specific access point information in a case where a wireless connection is established in a situation where the first interface is set in the first operating state; and not receive the specific access point information in a case where a wireless connection via the first interface is established in a situation where the first interface is set in the second operating state. The apparatus controller performs: setting the first interface in the first operating state in a case where the access point information is not registered; registering the specific access point information; and setting the first interface in the second operating state in a case where the specific access point information is registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotaka Asakura
  • Patent number: 10730390
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (10) for controlling industrial or all-terrain vehicle functions, which comprises data processing means (20), such as a computer, and a plurality of devices (10a-10g) for controlling industrial or all-terrain vehicle functions. The control devices are arranged in a network with the data processing means (20) according to a master-slave model, and each control device comprises at least one first control member (3a) sensitive to contact and connectors (2), a computing circuit (1) with at least one data processing unit (MC), a memory in which is stored a unique identifier associated with said control device, and at least one first control state visualization member (4a). The data processing means (20) are configured to transmit to each identified control device (10a-10g) a request to obtain a feedback of information from the associated processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MANITOU BF
    Inventors: Laurent Derval, Philippe Lebreton
  • Patent number: 10725500
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for attaching a plurality of external connectors to an electronic device including a docking station, a first plug on the docking station positioned to interface with a first port on the electronic device, a second plug on the docking station positioned to interface with a second port on the electronic device, a first audio device in the docking station, a second audio device in the docking station, and a selector to selectively enable one of the first audio device and second audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Brydge Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Leigh Vroom, Benjamin Edwards Maskell
  • Patent number: 10720275
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a detent assembly are disclosed. The detent assembly includes a base having a major surface, a first magnetic region, and a second magnetic region, where the first and second magnetic regions are disposed on or within the major surface. Each of the first and second magnetic regions includes a magnetic polarity. The detent assembly further includes an actuator connected to the base, where the actuator includes a major surface and a magnetic region disposed on or within the major surface. The magnetic region of the actuator includes the same magnetic polarity as the magnetic polarity of the first and second magnetic regions of the base. The base and the actuator are adapted to move relative to each other. Further, the first and second magnetic regions of the base repel the magnetic region of the actuator to define detent positions between the base and the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Young, Sidney A. Higgins
  • Patent number: 10709420
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an ultrasonic imaging apparatus including: a main body; a probe; a display unit connected to the main body in such a manner to be movable with respect to the main body; and a moving unit configured to connect the display unit to the main body, and to enable the display unit to move with respect to the main body, wherein the moving unit includes: a first coupling member rotatably attached on a part of the main body; a rotating arm coupled with the first coupling member and configured to rotate with respect to the first coupling member; and a moving member having one end coupled with the display unit, and installed in the rotating arm to enable the display unit to move in a longitudinal direction of the rotating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyeong Gu Woo, Yeon-Ho Kim, Jae Moon Jo, Gil-Ju Jin
  • Patent number: 10684474
    Abstract: A head up display with combiner elevation-self locking mechanism and flexible cover, the head up display comprises an elevation segmented gear coupled to a combiner holder. The combiner holder comprises a combiner holder pin, the combiner holder additionally comprising a combiner mirror. A lock coupled to the combiner holder and is configured to lock the combiner holder pin in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Ernesto Quiroz de la Mora, Johan Gomez Martinez, Daniel Alejandro Laguna Chavez
  • Patent number: 10682773
    Abstract: A cooling device for cooling electrical components of a robot control device with cooling air flow generated by a fan having a first receiving space for first electrical components, a second receiving space for second electrical components, and a cooling body wall fluidically separating the first receiving space from the second receiving space. The cooling body wall has a first separating wall surface facing the first receiving space and an opposite second separating wall surface facing an intermediate space of the cooling body wall. The second separating wall surface includes cooling wall projections that form at least one flow channel. The cooling body wall has a cooling air passage opening that is designed to convey a cooling air flow conveyed by at least one fan of the cooling device from the first receiving space, through the cooling body wall, into the intermediate space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Wagner, Gerhard Werner, Mario Selic
  • Patent number: 10680367
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a linear edge connector assembly for connecting to a substrate diving board of a mother board. The linear edge connector assembly can include an electrical interface to electrically connect the contacts on the diving board to one or more conducts of a cable bundle. The linear edge connector assembly can also include a retaining force mechanism. The retaining force mechanism can include a torsional spring, a spring loaded hooking mechanism, or a spring loaded cam and lever. In some embodiments, the linear edge connector can include a notch to receive a latch connected to a bolster plate on the mother board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Feifei Cheng, Kuang C. Liu, Michael Garcia, Eric W. Buddrius, Kevin J. Ceurter, Anthony P. Valpiani, Jonathon Robert Carstens
  • Patent number: 10678310
    Abstract: A tablet computer with modular assembly or smartcase having interchangeable accessory cap portions, and a method for using the same to monitor environmental conditions around the tablet computer and smartcase. The smartcase provides a universal design and customized features to a range of tablets. The smartcase has a tablet carrier connected to selected type of tablet computer and an exterior housing connected to the tablet carrier. The exterior housing/cap contains at least one battery, a memory, sensor(s) and a controller for communication with the selected tablet computer. The housing also includes accessory cap portions configured to communicate with the controller and implement a function. The data collected by the sensor(s) is utilized to monitor conditions associated with the smartcase such that preemptive or corrective action regarding the smartcase and/or tablet computer may be implemented. The smartcase can also include one or more programmable LED buttons and/or indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Mobelisk Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Hamann, Chris Robson, Eric Bodnar
  • Patent number: 10673128
    Abstract: A portable cellular site includes a modular shelter having pre-configured equipment to communicate with a telecommunication facility, wherein the shelter has the approximate dimensions of a standard International Organization for Standardization (ISO) freight container; a door to enter the shelter; a computer rack to receive computer equipment; a radio unit rack to receive wireless communication equipment; and air conditioning machine to cool the shelter interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Maverick Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eddy Dominguez
  • Patent number: 10664012
    Abstract: Accessory devices for portable electronic devices are described. An exemplary accessory device can include a first segment coupled to a second segment via a first hinge assembly. The accessory can include a third segment coupled to the second segment via a second hinge assembly such that the second segment is positioned between the first and third segments. The accessory device can be arranged between a closed configuration and a configuration of a stand that supports the portable electronic device at a viewing angle. At the support configuration, the second segment can be at an acute angle relative to the first segment to shift the center of gravity of the system towards the middle. The third segment can be suspended above the first segment and be inclined outwards. The hinge assemblies of the system can be sufficiently stiff to withstand the weight of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aidan N. Zimmerman, Bradley J. Hamel, Christopher J. Stringer, Markus Diebel, Sung-Ho Tan, Mikael M. Silvanto, Kevin M. Robinson, Daniel L. McBroom, Michael D. McBroom
  • Patent number: 10658009
    Abstract: A computer system includes a computer casing having a casing wall having an opening to pass through a connection means; a circuit board having the connection means; and a centering means arranged in the casing, wherein the centering means is formed to cooperate with the circuit board such that the circuit board is centered with respect to the casing wall in a direction of the casing wall in a placing movement so that the connection means takes a predetermined position flush with respect to the opening in the casing wall and can plunge into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventor: Wilhelm Neukam
  • Patent number: 10649506
    Abstract: Thermal management systems and corresponding use methods are described herein. A thermal management system includes a thermal dock operable to cool a computing device in physical contact with the thermal dock. The thermal dock includes a housing, a first thermal management device supported by the housing, and a second thermal management device physically connected to the first thermal management device. The first thermal management device is a different type of thermal management device than the second thermal management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kabir Siddiqui, Jedd Perry, Andrew Douglas Delano, David William Voth
  • Patent number: 10645832
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a tubular frame to receive and support electronic components and a shell that defines a portion of the exterior surface of the device and an internal volume sized to encompass the electronic components and tubular frame. The shell can be removably attachable to the tubular frame by a user actuated locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Michael E. Leclerc, Danny L. McBroom, Houtan R. Farahani, Michael D. McBroom, Bart K. Andre, Sabrina K. Paseman
  • Patent number: 10615620
    Abstract: A charging system for a portable terminal device of this invention includes: a charging stand, on which a portable terminal device is to be removably mounted; and a charging cable, which is to be removably mounted to the portable terminal device. The charging stand includes: a terminal mounting section on which the portable terminal device is to be mounted; and a stand charging terminal, which is configured to come into abutment with a charged terminal of the portable terminal device mounted on the terminal mounting section, to thereby charge the portable terminal device. The charging cable includes a cable charging terminal, which is configured to come into abutment with the charged terminal of the portable terminal device to which the charging cable is mounted, to thereby charge the portable terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayato Mikami, Masaya Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10599194
    Abstract: An accommodation structure includes a frame, a first connector disposed on a first side of the frame, and a second connector disposed on a second side of the frame. When the first storage device is connected to the first connector, the first storage device occupies a first portion of the accommodation space. When the second storage device is connected to the second connector, the second storage device occupies a second portion of the accommodation space. In addition, the first portion at least partially overlaps the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Chi-Yi Liu, The-Fa Wang, Chia-Ming Shih
  • Patent number: 10564677
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprises a first body including a keyboard and an adaptor having protrusions and a second body including a display and a frame having recesses to receive the protrusions of the adaptor. The adaptor includes a first magnetic structure, a second magnetic structure, and a first electric contact portion disposed between the first and second magnetic structure. The second body includes a third magnetic structure disposed to magnetically attract the first magnetic structure and a fourth magnetic structure to magnetically attract the second magnetic structure to attach the first body to the second body. The second body includes a second electric contact portion to be in contact with the first electric contact portion when the first body is attached to the second body. The second body is rotatable with respect to the keyboard of the first body while the first body is attached to the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-won Lee
  • Patent number: 10558414
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl