For Portable Computer Patents (Class 361/679.55)
  • Patent number: 10312713
    Abstract: The described technology includes a power distribution controller configured to control functioning of a first power source configured to supply power to a first component and to a second component and a second power source configured to supply power to the second component. The power distribution controller sets an upper limit of current from the first power source to the second component based on average level of charge at the second power source over a predetermined amount of time. The power distribution controller reduces the amount of power loss due to spikes in current from the first power source to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Yazan Aldehayyat
  • Patent number: 10289165
    Abstract: An electronic device having two chassis stably attached to each other is provided. The electronic device includes a first chassis having a display and a second chassis detachable from the first chassis. The second chassis includes a support post that protrudes from the attachment surface to which the first chassis is attached and has a claw portion on a tip side. The first chassis includes a post hole into which the support post is inserted and an engaging projection that engages with the claw portion of the support post inserted into the post hole and elastically biased so that the claw portion can be pressed towards the insertion direction to the post hole. The first chassis has an engaging slider having the engaging projection where the engaging projection is elastically biased in a direction of engaging with the claw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Tabito Miyamoto, Masayuki Amano
  • Patent number: 10285258
    Abstract: A compartment EMI shield for use inside of a system module package is provided that comprises at least a first set of electrically-conductive wires that surrounds and extends over circuitry of the module package. Adjacent wires of the first set are spaced apart from one another by a predetermined distance selected to ensure that the compartment EMI shield attenuates a frequency or frequency range of interest. First and second ends of each of the wires are connected to an electrical ground structure. A length of each wire that is located in between the first and second ends of the respective wire extends above the circuitry and is spaced apart from the components of the circuitry so as not to be in contact with the components of the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Deog-Soon Choi, Chang-Yul Cheon, Sang-Hwa Jung, Sung-Phyo Lim, Ah Ron Lee
  • Patent number: 10254789
    Abstract: A cover adapted to an electronic device is provided. An outer side of the electronic device has a connection port. The cover includes a first covering structure and a second covering structure. The first covering structure is disposed on the outer side and has a plurality of first openings. The second covering structure is connected to the first covering structure and has a second opening. The second opening is aligned to the connection port, and the second opening is separated from the first openings. A connector is adapted to be inserted into the connection port through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jyh-Chyang Tzou, Yuan-Ping Chu, Tsai-Wen Mao, Bar-Long Denq, Chun-Ping Li
  • Patent number: 10192413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to security systems, and more particularly to a theft deterrent surveillance system comprised of a plurality of tablet type computers, each having a tablet holder that both protects the tablet and allows it to be mounted onto a supporting structure for hands-free use. The tablet holder preferably includes a video lens adapter which may be utilized to advance the video imaging quality or alter the field of view. The tablet security system allows each tablet to be mounted where needed in a commercial setting for use as a surveillance camera and recorder which may be wired or wirelessly linked to a local network and server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: INNOTECH SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Moshe Luski, Devin Benjamin
  • Patent number: 10168747
    Abstract: A server includes a tray, a handle structure, a first hard disk assembly and a second hard disk assembly. The tray is removably disposed on a server cabinet. Two ends of the handle structure are respectively slidably pivoted to two inner walls of the tray. The first hard disk assembly is movably disposed in the tray. The second hard disk assembly is disposed in the tray. The first hard disk assembly and the second hard disk assembly are placed side by side. Two sides of the first hard disk assembly, which are opposite to each other, are pivoted to the handle structure. When the handle structure is pivoted and slide relative to the tray, the first hard disk assembly is pivotable between a stored position and an inclined position by the handle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhi-Feng Zhu, Ping-Wei Peng
  • Patent number: 10146264
    Abstract: A security apparatus for securing a portable electronic device to an immovable object includes a locking head having a base and a plurality of engagement portions extending from the base. The plurality of engagement portions is configured to be inserted into an aperture of the portable electronic device. The locking head also includes a linear portion positioned between the plurality of engagement portions and extending from the base. The linear portion is twistable about its length to move the plurality of engagement portions radially outward. The security apparatus further includes a security device attached to the locking head and configured to engage the immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: John Hung, Ryan White, Guillermo Andres, David Thomas Dobson, Jacque Gagne
  • Patent number: 10114412
    Abstract: A lapdesk is described herein. The lapdesk may include a hard shell, an ejection button, and an embedded desk. The embedded desk may be ejected from the hard shell case after the ejection button is pushed. The embedded desk may be folded over a keyboard of the laptop to create a functional workspace. The embedded desk may have clips to secure it in place and at least one hinge. The embedded desk may have a transparent corner. The embedded desk may eject from either a side or front of the hard shell case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Julaine Olivene Braham
  • Patent number: 10090262
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronics package with an inductive element and a magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a process for making the same. The disclosed microelectronics package includes a module substrate, a thinned flip-chip die with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, the magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a mold compound component. The thinned flip-chip die is attached to the module substrate and includes a device layer with an inductive element embedded therein. Herein, the inductive element is underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. The magnetically enhanced mold compound component is formed over the first surface portion. The mold compound component is formed over the second surface portion, not over the first surface portion, and surrounding the magnetically enhanced mold compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Costa, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Patent number: 10074833
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an electronic device body including a settling part located at a side of the electronic body, a battery member coupled to the settling part of the electronic device body, one or more hook joining part located at a side of the electronic device body, and one or more hook member located around the battery member and detachably coupled with the one or more hook joining part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Hyeon Kim, Jung Bae Park, Yong Won Cho, Hyo Won Seo
  • Patent number: 10049993
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronics package with an inductive element and a magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a process for making the same. The disclosed microelectronics package includes a module substrate, a thinned flip-chip die with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, the magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a mold compound component. The thinned flip-chip die is attached to the module substrate and includes a device layer with an inductive element embedded therein. Herein, the inductive element is underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. The magnetically enhanced mold compound component is formed over the first surface portion. The mold compound component is formed over the second surface portion, not over the first surface portion, and surrounding the magnetically enhanced mold compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Costa, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Patent number: 10042424
    Abstract: A haptic output device includes a substrate, an array of electrodes disposed on the substrate, and a layer of dielectric material disposed on the array of electrodes. The layer of dielectric material has an exposed outer surface comprising a micro-patterned texture configured to increase adhesion between the exposed outer surface and a contact surface in contact with the exposed outer surface. The haptic output device includes a controller configured to direct a voltage potential across the array of electrodes to generate an electrostatic adhesive force between the exposed outer surface and the contact surface as a haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10021798
    Abstract: A handheld computing device that includes an enclosure having structural walls formed from a glass material that can be radio-transparent. The enclosure can be formed from a hollow glass tube or two glass members bonded together. A laser frit bonding process may be used to hermetically seal the two glass members together to create a water resistant electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Prest, Emery A. Sanford
  • Patent number: 10013163
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a mobile computing device for reliable and fast text entry. The method relies on a virtual keyboard layout that has a multi-touch interaction surface spread out on both the front and rear sides of a handheld computing device. A user-adaptive updating algorithm allows the virtual keyboard layout to adapt to the user's handling of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Oliver Schönleben, Antti Oulasvirta, Daniel Buschek
  • Patent number: 10014265
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronics package with an inductive element and a magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a process for making the same. The disclosed microelectronics package includes a module substrate, a thinned flip-chip die with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, the magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a mold compound component. The thinned flip-chip die is attached to the module substrate and includes a device layer with an inductive element embedded therein. Herein, the inductive element is underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. The magnetically enhanced mold compound component is formed over the first surface portion. The mold compound component is formed over the second surface portion, not over the first surface portion, and surrounding the magnetically enhanced mold compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Costa, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Patent number: 9978697
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronics package with an inductive element and a magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a process for making the same. The disclosed microelectronics package includes a module substrate, a thinned flip-chip die with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, the magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a mold compound component. The thinned flip-chip die is attached to the module substrate and includes a device layer with an inductive element embedded therein. Herein, the inductive element is underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. The magnetically enhanced mold compound component is formed over the first surface portion. The mold compound component is formed over the second surface portion, not over the first surface portion, and surrounding the magnetically enhanced mold compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Costa, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Patent number: 9947371
    Abstract: A computing device with a drive slot having an ear with a vertical receiving groove, a connector for engaging a corresponding connector of a hard disk drive (HDD), and a horizontal track with a pin insertion portion and a pin retaining portion. The computing device also includes a removable a HDD carrier for insertion into the drive slot having a bracket for securing the HDD and a track pin extending therefrom and configured to be inserted into the horizontal track via the pin insertion portion and configured to restrict the removable HDD carrier to horizontal motion when the track pin engages with the pin retaining portion. The HDD carrier includes a handle pivotably attached to the bracket with a guide pin for inserting into the vertical receiving groove and configured to alternate between a loading position and a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Te-Hao Hu, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Chao-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 9946505
    Abstract: A handheld computing device can include a substantially rectangular first screen having a front surface, a rear surface, and a beveled edge extending between the front and rear surfaces of the first screen and a substantially rectangular second screen rotatably connected to the first screen so that the device is foldable between an open position and a closed position, the second screen having a front surface, a rear surface, and a beveled edge extending between the front and rear surfaces of the second screen. When the device is in the closed position, the first and second screens are positioned back-to-back and the beveled edges of the first and second screens angle inwardly toward the other respective screen to provide an angled surface configured to facilitate opening the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Charles Becze, Michael J. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9939106
    Abstract: A portable terminal holder includes a supporting part, a plug, and a holding part. The supporting part includes a bottom part and a back part, where the back part bends and extends from an edge of the bottom part, the bottom part is configured to bear a frame of a portable terminal, and the back part is configured to bear a back of the portable terminal. The plug bends and extends from the bottom part, the plug and the back part extend in a same direction relative to the bottom part, a spacing is provided between the plug and the back part, the plug is configured to be inserted into a socket provided on the frame of the portable terminal, and the plug and the supporting part jointly position the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Linhui Cheng, Haojie Zhang, Guangyao Zhu
  • Patent number: 9935064
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronics package with an inductive element and a magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a process for making the same. The disclosed microelectronics package includes a module substrate, a thinned flip-chip die with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, the magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a mold compound component. The thinned flip-chip die is attached to the module substrate and includes a device layer with an inductive element embedded therein. Herein, the inductive element is underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. The magnetically enhanced mold compound component is formed over the first surface portion. The mold compound component is formed over the second surface portion, not over the first surface portion, and surrounding the magnetically enhanced mold compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Costa, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Patent number: 9933642
    Abstract: A backplate for a rear surface of a display comprises a backplate main body and a stiffener assembly disposed on the surface of the backplate main body, the stiffener assembly comprises a first inclined rib extending from each corner of the backplate main body toward the center and a second inclined rib surrounding triangle areas with every corners; wherein, the first inclined rib sets up a cross relative to the nearest second inclined rib. The surface of the backplate main body comprises a stiffener assembly with a plurality of stiffener ribs, a first inclined rib extending from each corner toward the center, and a second inclined rib disposed at every corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zuwei Zhang, Guofu Tang, Jiani Feng
  • Patent number: 9899340
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronics package with an inductive element and a magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a process for making the same. The disclosed microelectronics package includes a module substrate, a thinned flip-chip die with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, the magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a mold compound component. The thinned flip-chip die is attached to the module substrate and includes a device layer with an inductive element embedded therein. Herein, the inductive element is underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. The magnetically enhanced mold compound component is formed over the first surface portion. The mold compound component is formed over the second surface portion, not over the first surface portion, and surrounding the magnetically enhanced mold compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Costa, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Patent number: 9897249
    Abstract: An electronic device adapted to a base with a second magnetic member is provided. The base is detachably connected to the electronic device. The electronic device includes a body, a supporting member movably disposed at the body and a first magnetic member disposed at the supporting member. Magnetisms of an end of the second magnetic member and an end of the first magnetic member are the same. When the base is assembled to the body, the second magnetic member repulses the first magnetic member, and the supporting member is driven to move out of the body. An electronic system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Shih-Chuan Li, Chia-Sien Lin
  • Patent number: 9894783
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a framework having a number of ribs to define a number of receiving grooves therebetween, a number of modules detachably received in the receiving grooves, and a pair of elastic members mounted to a respective module. Each receiving groove has a pair of apertures in the ribs. Each of the modules has a pair of through holes. Each of the elastic members includes a protrusion extending through the through hole toward a corresponding rib and a leg resiliently urging the protrusion to fit into a corresponding aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shun-Jung Chuang, Chiang-Nan Hung, Hao-Chang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9880656
    Abstract: An information terminal includes a first housing and a second housing interconnected for opening/ closure, a first display unit and a first touch panel stacked one upon the other on the first housing, and a second display unit and a second touch panel stacked one upon the other on the second housing. The information terminal also includes a detection unit which, in a closed state with the first and second display units superposed one upon the other and facing outwards, detects actuations on one of the first touch panel and the second touch panel that happens to be back-facing as seen from a user. The information terminal further includes a controller that controls an onscreen display on the first display unit or the second display unit that happens to be front-facing as seen from the user, based on information regarding the actuations detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahisa Nishibori
  • Patent number: 9865553
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a microelectronics package with an inductive element and a magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a process for making the same. The disclosed microelectronics package includes a module substrate, a thinned flip-chip die with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, the magnetically enhanced mold compound component, and a mold compound component. The thinned flip-chip die is attached to the module substrate and includes a device layer with an inductive element embedded therein. Herein, the inductive element is underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. The magnetically enhanced mold compound component is formed over the first surface portion. The mold compound component is formed over the second surface portion, not over the first surface portion, and surrounding the magnetically enhanced mold compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Costa, George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Patent number: 9846458
    Abstract: One embodiment provide an electronic device, including: a housing having an upper face and a lower face; a keyboard disposed in the upper face of the housing; a display part including a display; a hinge mechanism connecting the housing to the display part in a rotatable fashion; and a link mechanism that operates in conjunction with rotation of the display part to buffer the rotation of the display part when the display part is rotated beyond a predetermined angle with respect to the housing. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kinoshita, Eiji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9841789
    Abstract: A hinge assembly adapted to an electronic device is provided. The hinge assembly comprises a fixing member, a sliding shaft, a connecting member, a rotating shaft and a rotating member. A curved guide rail is formed at the side plate. When the sliding shaft is located at a first position and a force applies on the rotating member, the sliding shaft moves from the first position to a second position along the curved guide rail, when the sliding shaft is located at the second position of the curved guide rail and the force applies on the rotating member continuously, the rotating member rotates around the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Kang Lin, Yen-Chung Chen, Chung-Chieh Huang, Chien-Hsun Chen
  • Patent number: 9829918
    Abstract: A docking stand that includes a first surface including a connector well. The first surface can be configured to support a first side of an electronic device. The docking stand also can include a docking connector configured to be raised and lowered within the connector well and configured to removably attach to the electronic device. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mitchell Suckle, Eric Beaupre, Eric A. McDonald, Avery Holleman, Steven Lane
  • Patent number: 9829920
    Abstract: A detachable computer includes a host, an expansion base, a first latch structure and a second latch structure. The first and second latch structures are disposed on a back surface of the host and an engaging surface of an engaging plate of the engaging plate respectively. One of each pair of the first and second latch structures includes a clamp portion and another one includes a clip member. The host is engaged with the engaging plate by latching the clip member with the clamp portion. The clip member includes a frame and a clip column. The clip column extends from a first sidewall to a second sidewall of the frame. The clip member is latched into the clamp portion through the clip column. Two sides of the clamp portion substantially abut against the first and second sidewalls when the clip column is latched into the clamp portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PARTNER TECH CORP.
    Inventor: Tang-An Liu
  • Patent number: 9823699
    Abstract: A flexible device in which a display is folded is provided. The flexible device includes a main body, a flexible display fixed to a first surface of the main body, and a cover coupled to the main body to face a second surface of the main body, wherein the second surface of the main body is opposite to the first surface of the main body, such that when the main body is curved or folded, the cover moves with respect to the second surface of the main body to compensate for a difference in elongation, which is generated when the main body is curved or folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hun Ko, Ji-Seon Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9804642
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology provide systems and methods for mounting and dismounting a computing component (e.g., a HDD) of a server system. The server system contains one or more drawers, each of which can host a plurality of computing components. A computing component can have a side surface attached to a lever via a hinge. When the computing component is placed into a designated location of a drawer, pressing a first end of the lever in one direction can cause a second end of the lever to interact with at least one portion of the drawer and further cause the computing component to move into a close position or out of the close position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chi-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 9791894
    Abstract: A security apparatus for securing a portable electronic device to an immovable object includes a head having a base. The head also includes a plurality of engagement elements extending from the base and configured to be inserted into an aperture of the portable electronic device. The plurality of engagement elements is movable relative to the body while inserted into the aperture to engage a portion of the portable electronic device. The head further includes a linear element positioned between the plurality of engagement elements. The linear element is movable relative to the plurality of engagement elements to push the plurality of engagement elements radially outward. The security apparatus also includes a security device attached to the head and configured to engage the immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: John Hung, Ryan White, Guillermo Andres, David Thomas Dobson, Jacque Gagne
  • Patent number: 9753502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved protective cases for hand-held electronic devices. More specifically, the present invention relates to cases that protect and modify the functionality of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Ahee, John M. Schoenith
  • Patent number: 9717158
    Abstract: A system is provided herein. The system includes a cage and a handle mechanism. The handle mechanism includes a handle member and a cam member. The handle member is formed to rotate between a closed position, a top open position, and a bottom open position. In the closed position, a handle latch holds the handle in the closed position. In the top open position, the handle rotates a first amount to the top open position and engages with a top cam surface. Rotation of the handle member to rotate a cage a second amount. In the bottom open position, the handle member rotates the first amount to the bottom open position and engages with a bottom cam surface. Rotation of the handle member to rotate the cage the second amount. The cam member to control a rate of rotation of the handle member and the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Troy Anthony Della Fiora, James D Preston, Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 9696806
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to determine a haptic effect, wherein the haptic effect includes a static ESF effect or a confirmation ESF effect; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative system also includes an ESF controller in communication with the processor, the ESF controller configured to receive the haptic signal, determine an ESF signal based at least in part on the haptic signal, and transmit the ESF signal. The illustrative system further includes an ESF device in communication with the ESF controller, the ESF device including an ESF cell and configured to receive the ESF signal and output the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Modarres, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Christopher Ullrich, Danny Grant, Neil Olien, Vincent Levesque
  • Patent number: 9639123
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing having a base plate and a sidewall, the sidewall having a shape bent and extended from an end of the base plate, a duct in the base plate that is parallel to a surface of the base plate and having an external end open to the sidewall of the housing, an electronic part placed on an internal surface of the base plate to cover at least a portion of the duct, and a waterproof sheet disposed between the duct and the electronic part to protect the electronic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hyuk Choi, Jee Young Jung, Seung Soo Han, Young Bae Ji
  • Patent number: 9616625
    Abstract: A transparent lens and differing plastic material housing is provided that includes a transparent lens including a front surface, a rear surface, and a perimeter edge, the perimeter edge including a flange, a plastic housing affixed to the perimeter edge flange having a different material than the transparent lens, a portion that is tangent to the front surface of the transparent lens; and a portion that is tangent to the rear surface of the transparent lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Allore, Adam R. Cole, Michael J. Formenti, Michael J. Lombardi, Michael L. Neau, Natalie J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9591773
    Abstract: A display device comprises: a display panel; a rear surface panel coupled to the display panel by means of a first adhesive tape partially coated onto a rear surface of the display panel; a rigid bar which is arranged between the display panel and the rear surface panel and coupled to the rear surface of the display panel by means of a second adhesive tape, such that it is possible to provide a display device having sufficient rigidity while minimizing increase in thickness and reducing the weight of a structure for supporting the rear surface of the display panel by simultaneously using the rear surface panel and the rigid bar on the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Donghyok Shin
  • Patent number: 9571632
    Abstract: Mobile device including a screen operable to provide sound output from the screen. The device may include distributed mode loudspeaker (DML) technology arranged to vibrate the entire screen. The device may be arranged wherein the whole screen surface acts as a speaker. A speaker hole in the device can be fully eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Yota Devices IPR Ltd.
    Inventor: Dmitry Alekseevich Gorilovsky
  • Patent number: 9547282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable device with wireless transmission. The wearable device includes: a first exterior member configured to operate at a first frequency band; a second exterior member configured to operate at a second frequency; and a connecting member configured to electrically insulate the first exterior member from the second exterior member, so the wearable device is able to operate at the first frequency band and the second frequency band simultaneously. A frame structure of the wearable device is formed by stacking the first exterior member, the connecting member and the second exterior member in sequence from top to bottom. In addition, a method for manufacturing the same is also provided in the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Chen, Yen-Liang Kuo, Keng-Chih Lin, Chien-Ting Ho, Chien-Lung Huang, Sheng-Chieh Lin, Chung Ju Wu, Pin-Chung Sun, Yao-Ting Tseng
  • Patent number: 9503554
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus includes a first touch-sensing substrate, a camera module, transmission routes, a flexible printed circuit, and a main board. The first touch-sensing substrate has an active area and a peripheral area surrounding the active area. The camera module is connected to a second connecting area of the peripheral area. At least one of the transmission routes connects between a first connecting area and the second connecting area of the peripheral area, and rest of the transmission routes respectively connect between the active area and the first connecting area. The flexible printed circuit connects to the first connecting area. The flexible printed circuit includes a touch-sensor driver. The touch-sensor driver is electrically connected to at least part of the transmission routes. The main board includes a connector. The connector is connected with an end of the flexible printed circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Shih-Ming Kuo, Yue-Feng Yang, Wei-Chung Chuang, Yen-Heng Huang
  • Patent number: 9481598
    Abstract: Methods for cutting strengthened glass are disclosed. The methods can include using a laser. The strengthened glass can include chemically strengthened, heat strengthened, and heat tempered glass. Strengthened glass with edges showing indicia of a laser cutting process are also disclosed. The strengthened glass can include an electrochromic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard S Bergh, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 9483073
    Abstract: A light-transmitting panel is disposed in front of a display panel, and an elastic frame surrounding a display screen is disposed between the display panel and the light-transmitting panel. The elastic frame includes a high-density frame region with an increased compression and a low-density frame region with a compression lower than that of the high-density frame region. Most of the portions of the light-transmitting panel are supported by a low-density frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yukio Suzuki, Shuhei Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9462096
    Abstract: A wireless communication device comprising a housing comprising a plurality of edges and configured to serve as an external surface for the wireless communication device, and an antenna adjacent to at least a first edge of the housing, wherein the antenna comprises at least a conductive strip and at least one slot and wherein the antenna is configured to receive and transmit wireless signals, wherein the first edge of the housing is one of an edge of the housing nearest an ear piece and an edge of the housing that is opposite the edge of the housing nearest the ear piece, and wherein the conductive strip and the slot are adjacent to at least the first edge of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Min Han, Jorge Fabrega Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9454183
    Abstract: A docking stand for an electronic device. The docking stand can include a bottom support surface configured to support a bottom side of the electronic device. The docking stand also can include a back support surface configured to support a side of the electronic device. The back support surface can be substantially upright when a base of the docking stand is placed on a substantially horizontal surface. The docking stand further can include a docking connector configured to removably attach to a docking port of the electronic device. The docking port can be proximate to the bottom side of the electronic device. The docking stand also can include an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust a height of the docking connector relative to the bottom support surface. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Suckle, Eric Beaupre, Eric A. McDonald, Avery Holleman, Steven Lane
  • Patent number: 9443559
    Abstract: A tray assembly configured for carrying a storage device is provided. The tray assembly includes a carrier, a base frame, a handle and a connecting rod. The carrier carries the storage device. The base frame slidably connects with the carrier, allowing the carrier to slide between a first position and a second position relative to the base frame. The base frame includes a locking part and the handle pivots to the base frame. Two ends of the connecting rod respectively pivot to the carrier and the handle. When the handle rotates relative to the base frame and drives the carrier to slide to the first position, the carrier is carried on the base frame and the handle locks up with the locking part. When the handle rotates relative to the base frame and drives the carrier to slide to the second position, the carrier tilts relative to the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chen-Chien Kuo, Kun-Pei Liu
  • Patent number: 9439305
    Abstract: A handheld computing device that includes an enclosure having structural walls formed from a glass material that can be radio-transparent. The enclosure can be formed from a hollow glass tube or two glass members bonded together. A laser frit bonding process may be used to hermetically seal the two glass members together to create a water resistant electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Prest, Emery A. Sanford
  • Patent number: 9436309
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device integrated with a touch screen panel includes a liquid crystal panel, a touch screen panel, a backlight unit, a mold frame and a fixing member. The liquid crystal panel displays an image. The touch screen panel is provided on a front side of the liquid crystal panel. The backlight unit irradiates light onto the liquid crystal panel. The mold frame accommodates and supports the liquid crystal panel and the backlight unit. The fixing member is fastened to one side of the mold frame to fix the touch screen panel on the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wee-Joon Jeong
  • Patent number: 9436227
    Abstract: There is provided a portable apparatus including a top layer portion, a bottom layer portion, and a frame layer portion provided between the top layer portion and the bottom layer portion, wherein the frame layer portion is formed of a rigid material and comprises a plurality of compartmented openings, and wherein the compartmented openings are formed as volumes of spaces partitioned by an arrangement of crosspiece portions forming at least a part of the frame layer portion, and a circuitry component constituting a part of the portable apparatus is placed within at least one of the compartmented openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kotaka, Hiroyoshi Ishizuka