For Portable Computer Patents (Class 361/679.55)
  • Patent number: 11322824
    Abstract: Disclosed are an antenna assembly and a wireless terminal. The antenna assembly includes: a metal frame, wherein a first partition gap and a second partition gap are spacedly arranged on the metal frame, and the metal frame positioned between the first partition gap and the second partition gap forms a first radiator; and a radio frequency module, wherein the radio frequency module is coupled to the first radiator by a radio frequency signal feeder, wherein the metal frame between the first partition gap and the second partition gap is provided with a first ground point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Tao Li
  • Patent number: 11323554
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present invention, an electronic device may comprise: a housing which comprises a first surface facing in a first direction, a second surface facing in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side wall at least partially surrounding a space between the first surface and the second surface; at least one seating part formed to be partially surrounded by a part of the side wall inside the housing; a guide member disposed adjacent to a part of the side wall inside the housing and surrounding another part of the seating part; and at least one electronic component comprising a body part and a protrusion part formed on one surface of the body part, wherein the electronic component may be guided by the guide member to enter the seating part along a direction inclined with respect to the side wall or the first surface and then to be mounted in the seating part. The electronic device as described above may vary depending on embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon-Woo Ha, Sang-Kyu Lee, Jung-Hoon Lee, Tae-Hyun Sung, Byoung-Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 11314343
    Abstract: A touch pad structure includes a touch module, a first bracket, a second bracket, and a plurality of linkage rods. The first bracket has a plurality of first pivoting portions, and the touch module is disposed on the first bracket. The second bracket has a plurality of second pivoting portions. Each of the linkage rods is pivotally connected between the first pivoting portion and the second pivoting portion, so that the touch module is moved together with the first bracket when the touch module is pressed. One portion of each of the linkage rods is pivotally rotated at the first pivoting portion, and another portion of each of the linkage rods is pivotally rotated and moved at the second pivoting portion, so that the touch module and the first bracket are moved toward a plane where the second bracket is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Wen-Chieh Tai, Cheng-Nan Ling, Chih-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 11314297
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is disclosed. The portable electronic device may include a laptop computing device that includes a base portion and a display housing rotationally coupled to the base portion. The base portion includes a fan designed to drive heated air out of the base portion, thus cooling the portable electronic device. A dynamic (movable) air diverter is integrated into the base portion near the fan's outlet. The air diverter is designed to direct airflow from the fan outlet. Moreover, the air diverter can be repositioned by, for example, rotating the display housing relative to the base portion. As a result of the repositioned air diverter, the airflow from the fan outlet is redirected out of the portable electronic device through a different location. The air diverter can be positioned in different discrete locations, or alternatively, can move continuously with the rotational movement of the display housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Brett W. Degner
  • Patent number: 11309230
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, a power electronic module may be described. The power electronic module may comprise a power semiconductor device, a substrate coupled to the power semiconductor device, and a base plate coupled to the substrate. The substrate may include from 50 weight percent (wt. %) to 99.9 wt. % of a poly(dicyclopentadiene) polymer. In one or more other embodiments of the present disclosure, a method for manufacturing a power electronic module may be described. The method may include disposing a solution on a base plate. The solution may include dicyclopentadiene monomer, a ruthenium-based catalyst, and a trialkyl phosphite initiator. The method may further include initiating a polymerization front within the solution to produce a substrate formed directly on the base plate. Furthermore, the method may include coupling a power semiconductor device on the substrate to produce the power electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Shailesh N. Joshi
  • Patent number: 11308618
    Abstract: This invention is a portable phone-moving device to guide medical imaging using a mobile phone or other camera-enabled mobile device. The device automatically moves the phone or other mobile device over a selected portion of a person's body to guide the capturing of phone images of that portion from different angles and/or distances for medical imaging purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Holovisions LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 11300995
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a device and method for detecting a folding angle of an electronic device. The electronic device includes: a first housing structure connected to a hinge structure; a second housing structure folded about the hinge structure relative to the first housing structure; a first motion sensor module disposed in the first housing structure; a second motion sensor module disposed in the second housing structure; a magnetic force sensor module disposed in the first housing structure; a magnetic body disposed in the second housing structure; and at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kihun Eom, Kihoon Kang, Taekeun Kim, Sunghun Shin, Kyeongmun Jo
  • Patent number: 11294260
    Abstract: In an example, a view shutter may include a slider to move along a bezel of an electronic device. The slider may move along the bezel between an open position and a closed position. An example view shutter may also include a camera aperture disposed on the slider. The camera aperture may be aligned with a camera disposed behind the slider if the slider is in the open position, and the slider may obstruct a view of such a camera if the slider is in the closed position. Additionally, an example view shutter may also include a slider magnet disposed on the slider, a first holding magnet coupled to the bezel, and a second holding magnet coupled to the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chan Woo Park, Chyun Nan Liu
  • Patent number: 11267221
    Abstract: A laminated glass structure is provided that includes: a core glass layer having a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE); and a plurality of clad glass layers, each having a CTE that is lower than or equal to the first CTE of the core glass layer. A first of the clad layers is laminated to a first surface of the core glass layer and a second of the clad layers is laminated to a second surface of the core glass layer. Further, the total thickness of the core glass layer and the clad glass layers ranges from about 0.1 mm to about 3 mm. In addition, the laminated glass structure is characterized by a transmission power of at least 75% and at least 55% for signals at 28 GHz and 60 GHz, respectively, as calculated in a Three-Layer Model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jin Su Kim, Dean Michael Thelen
  • Patent number: 11265667
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to Speaker Orientation Audio Profile Adjustments. In some examples, a mobile computing device may include a first housing coupled to a second housing, wherein the first housing and the second housing are articulable to a plurality of configurations. The mobile computing device may include a plurality of speakers. The mobile computing device may include a sensor to detect an orientation of each of the plurality of speakers. The mobile computing device may include a memory resource comprising executable instructions to adjust an audio profile of each of the plurality of speakers based on the detected orientation of each of the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Thomas Burks, Tony Moon, Alan Man Pan Tam
  • Patent number: 11256304
    Abstract: Example computing devices are disclosed that include a first housing member rotatably coupled to a second housing member at a hinge. In addition, the computing devices include a display including first and second ends disposed on first and second sides of the hinge, respectively. Further, the computing devices include a suspension including an elongate member coupled to the hinge and the first end of the display. The second housing member is to rotate about an axis of the hinge relative to the first housing member to actuate the elongate member relative to the hinge, and the elongate member is to actuate relative to the hinge to translate the first end of the display relative to the first housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimitre D. Mehandjiysky, Busarin Chumnong, Syed S. Azam
  • Patent number: 11256830
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an apparatus for adding a protection function for an indirect access memory controller. The apparatus can include: a bus monitoring unit configured to monitor a bus address, perform permission authentication if a register controlling operation is detected, and configure a list entry if a permission list configuring operation is detected; an permission list unit configured to partition a memory space into several virtual memory protection areas and independently set an access permission attribute (i.e.: readable, writable, erasable, etc.) of each memory area; a window register information bus configured to provide window register information, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: C-SKY Microsystems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Jiang, Jun Yang, Shu Bao, Jiaqi Xi
  • Patent number: 11243563
    Abstract: The description relates to devices and progressive forces between device portions. In one example, an extent of compression of a compressible material component can affect magnetic attraction between the device portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Aseem Singla
  • Patent number: 11240358
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first touch sensitive display positioned on a first major surface of the electronic device and a second touch sensitive display positioned on a second major surface of the electronic device, or alternatively a single display wrapping about the first major surface and the second major surface. One or more processors cause a presentation of content on the first touch sensitive display while the one or more sensors receive user input. In response to the user input, which can be received by the second touch sensitive display, the one or more processors cease the presentation of the content on the first touch sensitive display and commence another presentation of the content on the second touch sensitive display. The process is reversible to send the content back to the first touch sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: John Gorsica, Kathryn Thomas, Rachid Alameh
  • Patent number: 11221654
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a hinge assembly, and a linkage assembly. The first body has a first pivoting end. The second body includes first and second casings slidably disposed on each other. The first casing has a second pivoting end. The hinge assembly has a first axial portion, a second axial portion, and a connection portion. The first and second pivoting ends are pivotally connected to the first axial portion and the second axial portion, respectively. The connection portion does not overlap the second axial portion along an axial direction. The linkage assembly is connected between the connection portion and the second casing. When the hinge assembly rotates along the second axial portion relative to the first casing to drive the first body to be unfolded, the linkage assembly drives the second casing to slide, so that an end of the second casing protrudes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Yu Chiang, Wang-Hung Yeh, Hsin-Chieh Fang, Shu-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 11183232
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus that includes: first and second wiring patterns extending in a first direction, first and second transistors arranged adjacent to each other, and third to sixth wiring patterns extending in a second direction. The third wiring pattern is connected between the first wiring pattern and one of source/drain regions of the first transistor, the fourth wiring pattern is connected between the second wiring pattern and other of source/drain regions of the first transistor, the fifth wiring pattern is connected to one of source/drain regions of the second transistor, the fifth wiring pattern overlapping with the first wiring pattern, the sixth wiring pattern is connected to other of source/drain regions of the second transistor, the sixth wiring pattern overlapping with the second wiring pattern. The third and fourth wiring patterns are greater in width in the first direction than the fifth and sixth wiring patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tsukihashi, Kenichi Watanabe, Kazuyuki Morishige, Moeha Shibuya, Kumiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 11175700
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display for displaying images. The display may be coupled to a housing on a front face of the device. The housing may have a transparent portion on an opposing rear face of the device. The electronic device may have structures with an adjustable appearance. The adjustable-appearance structures may include a mask with openings or other mask elements and a corresponding overlapped patterned layer containing an array of visual elements. The visual elements may have different appearances, so that movement of the mask relative to the patterned layer changes the appearance of the adjustable-appearance structures. The state of the adjustable-appearance structure may be changed during use of the device by a user or may be adjusted then fixed during manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Poole, Christopher D. Jones, Christopher D. Prest, James R. Wilson, Marta M. Giachino, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11169580
    Abstract: A display device includes: a folding region and a non-folding region; a display module corresponding to the folding region and the non-folding region; a module supporter corresponding to the non-folding region and in which the display module is received; and a hinge corresponding to the folding region and rotatably connected to the module supporter. The hinge includes: a first joint and a second joint, a first rotator which rotatably connects the module supporter to the first joint, and a second rotator which rotatably connects the first joint to the second joint. The display module includes a first plane facing the module supporter, and a distance between the second rotator and the first plane is greater than a distance between the first rotator and the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungil Lee, Sungsang Ahn
  • Patent number: 11172588
    Abstract: A server device includes a chassis, some power cages, a spring leaf structure and a power supplying unit. The power cages are arranged inside the chassis. Two of the power cages define a space therebetween. The power cage includes a first plate having a first and a second holes. The spring leaf structure includes a main body, a blocking plate and an unlocking plate. The main body connects to the first plate. The blocking plate and the unlocking plate protrude to the space respectively through the first and the second holes. The blocking plate includes a straight edge. The unlocking plate includes a curved edge. The power supplying unit includes a main and a subsidiary plates. The subsidiary plate and the main plate form a stair structure. The subsidiary plate is configured to abut against the straight edge or the curved edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chi-Chun Yang
  • Patent number: 11150690
    Abstract: An example electronic device includes an outer housing, a shoulder connected to the outer housing, and a mounting assembly moveably coupled to the outer housing to mount a peripheral module. The mounting assembly has a rotatable arm biased to a first angular position. The rotatable arm is to remain in the first angular position when a first peripheral module is mounted, whereby the mounting assembly is moveable to extend the first peripheral module to a first clearance distance. The rotatable arm is rotatable to a second angular position in response to mounting a second peripheral module, whereby the mounting assembly is moveable to engage the rotatable arm against the first shoulder and to extend the second peripheral module to a second clearance distance that is less than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Chih Chien Chen, Ming-Shan Tsai
  • Patent number: 11139850
    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: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: STM Management Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Ethan Nyholm, Cambell Smyth
  • Patent number: 11122154
    Abstract: The mobile terminal provided by the present disclosure includes a terminal body and a control unit. A side of the terminal body is provided with an elongated opening, an inside of the terminal body is rollingly provided with a flexible display screen, the flexible display screen is able to be pulled out the terminal body via the elongated opening, the control unit controls the flexible display screen to display an image. The terminal body of the present disclosure is provided with the flexible display screen which can be set in inside of the terminal body, so that the mobile terminal is small but has a big display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD., ZHEJIANG GEELY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shufu Li
  • Patent number: 11082772
    Abstract: Multimedia installation comprising a base to which base a video screen is mounted and where two movable loudspeaker assemblies are rotatably mounted to said base where the base has a stationary part and a movable part, such that by activating the multimedia installation the screen is elevated by the movable part, and the movable loudspeaker assemblies comprise means for rotating the movable loud-speaker assemblies from a first position where the loudspeaker assemblies cover at least a part of the screen as seen from a user's position, into a second position where at least a substantial and larger part of the screen is visible and if/when desirable back to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Bang & Olufsen A/S
    Inventor: Jakob Bergstrøm Graabæk
  • Patent number: 11071205
    Abstract: A control unit (10) for an apparatus (12), the control unit (10) comprising a component-carrying member (14; 114; 18; 118) provided with at least one electronic component (30, 32, 34, 36, 38; 60, 62; 74, 78) configured to provide a function of the apparatus (12); wherein the component-carrying member is formed of a material that is pliable at least during assembly of the control unit (10). The control unit is provided with an injection moulded layer (22; 22?) encapsulating at least a part of the or each electronic component (30, 32, 34, 36, 38; 60, 62; 74, 78).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventor: Ashutosh Tomar
  • Patent number: 11061442
    Abstract: Conventional laptop computers may utilize a door-hinge style or in a bezel-behind-base style hinge to connect a display with a keyboard of the laptop computer. Typically, these hinges present a discontinuous visual impression to the user. Presenting a more continuous visual impression of the hinge to the user suggests a higher overall quality of the computing device to the user and is thus desirable to the user. The disclosed virtual pivot hinge pivots about a pivot axis running between the display and the keyboard. The hardware of the hinge is located away from the pivot axis, which creates a virtual pivoting action about the axis that maintains a consistent front gap distance (or no front gap) between the display and the keyboard. The resulting visual impression to the user is that the display is floating above keyboard at the same or similar distance regardless of the display angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Gault, Brian D. Bitz
  • Patent number: 11054857
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes: a display panel including a first area and a second area that are symmetrical with respect to a folding axis; a lower member below the display panel; a first sound output unit on a lower surface of the first area; a first fixing part above the lower surface of the first area and overlapping the first sound output unit in a thickness direction; and a first vibration output unit on a lower surface of the second area, wherein the first fixing part and the first vibration output unit are symmetrical with respect to the folding axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hun Noh, Eun Kyung Yeon, Yi Joon Ahn
  • Patent number: 11050911
    Abstract: An adjustable mirror assembly for a handheld image recording device and the methods of use thereof is described. Typically, the adjustable mirror assembly comprises a case for receiving and retaining a handheld image recording device therein and a cover having a mirror, wherein the cover is movably coupled with the case by way of a hinge assembly. In other variations, the cover is movably coupled with the handheld image recording device by way of a hinge assembly coupled directly with or to the handheld image recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: John Ondracek
  • Patent number: 11030289
    Abstract: A method includes sensing through time-of-flight measurements a distance of an object from an electronic device, sensing motion of the electronic device, sensing acoustic signals received by the electronic device, and detecting the presence of a human proximate the electronic device based on the sensed distance, motion and acoustic signals. Access to the electronic device is controlled based on whether a human is detected as being present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Yang, Sankalp Dayal
  • Patent number: 11032927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latch mechanism and a tenon structure thereof. The tenon structure includes a trigger portion and a fastening rail portion adapted to be respectively installed at a hollow opening and a side edge of a sliding cover plate to accordingly achieve a single-piece tenon structure. The tenon structure is connected to the sliding cover plate, moves in a second direction along with the sliding cover plate, and is capable of displacing in a first direction relative to the sliding cover plate. The tenon structure includes a front latch portion and a trigger portion exposed at the sliding cover plate, so as to achieve effects of a simple assembly structure and reduced production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun-Cheng Lee
  • Patent number: 11024206
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted display system, including a display unit and a pressure control unit. The pressure control unit is configured to enable the display unit to expand or contract; the display unit is configured to carry out the expanding or the contracting based on control of the pressure control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zifeng Wang, Yan Ren, Lei Cao, Hailan Jin
  • Patent number: 11026324
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method for creating a secure volume. A method includes adhering a flexible circuit to a surface of an enclosure. A first portion of the flexible circuit extends outward from the perimeter of the enclosure. A second portion of the flexible circuit is adhered to the center portion of the enclosure. Pressure is applied to the flexible circuit to ensure that it is affixed to the enclosure. The flexible circuit and the enclosure are then subjected to an annealing temperature. The duration and temperature are based on the adhesive and flexible circuit material. The extended portion of the flexible circuit is coated with an adhesive and folded over the second portion of the flexible circuit. Pressure is applied to the folded flexible circuit. The folded flexible circuit is then subjected to an annealing temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arthur Higby, David Long, Michael Fisher, James Busby, John R. Dangler, Robert Weiss, Zachary Thomas Dreiss, Rorie Paul Reyes
  • Patent number: 11025762
    Abstract: A holder is provided for releasably securing a flat device, such as a tablet computer or a smartphone, to a component, in particular a component of a motor vehicle. The holder comprises a mounting which can be secured to the component and a holder frame which can be releasably secured to the mounting for receiving the device. The mounting comprises a carrier having first connection elements, and the holder frame has second connection elements at two opposite edges. The first and second connection elements are designed in a complementary manner with respect to each other such that the first and second connection elements interlock for the purpose of mutual fixing when the holder frame is inserted into the mounting such that the holder frame cannot be moved out of the mounting in the holder frame plane and/or perpendicularly to the holder frame plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KINETIX AG
    Inventors: Peter Ackeret, Michael Andreas Keller, Florian Meyer
  • Patent number: 10977588
    Abstract: An apparatus for sharing information in a space comprising a first two dimensional outer emissive surface, a first two dimensional inner emissive surface, a support structure resting on and extending upward from the support floor, the support structure supporting the first outer emissive surface with a first outer surface bottom edge at a work surface height, a first outer surface top edge at a ridge height above the work surface height and supporting the first inner emissive surface with a first inner surface bottom edge at a valley height below the work surface height, a first inner surface top edge at a height above the work surface height, the first inner emissive surface spaced behind the first outer emissive surface by at least twelve inches to form a space between the first outer emissive surface and the first inner emissive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A Baloga
  • Patent number: 10955880
    Abstract: An electronic device has a foldable display. First and second portions of an electronic device housing for the device may be joined using a hinge. A flexible display may overlap the first housing portion and the second housing portion and may bend along a bend axis as the first and second housing portions are rotated relative to each other using the hinge. The hinge may include toothed members such as gears and a rack member. The rack member may have a surface with curved portions. The gears may include rotating gears that walk along the curved portions of the rack member as the electronic device is folded and unfolded. The hinge may include gears that are fixedly attached to the first and second housing portions and that engage the rotating gears. Linkage members may hold together gears and the rack member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Wang, Zhiyong Cedric Xia, Michael B. Wittenberg
  • Patent number: 10958763
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus instructs a plurality of print plug-ins having at least a printer search function to search for a printer and displays, if the plurality of print plug-ins are instructed to perform the search, a first screen which includes (1) a printer detected by search processing performed by the plurality of print plug-ins instructed to perform the search and includes (2) an object for shifting to a second screen but does not include (3) a link to a download page of a print plug-in that is not installed, and displays, in response to an instruction given to the object in the first screen, the second screen which includes (3) the link to the download page of the print plug-in that is not installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 10931132
    Abstract: A wireless energy transfer system includes an electronic device having at least two members, each housing at least a portion of the electronic device pivotably coupled via a number of hinges. A hinge member is disposed proximate at least some of the number of hinges. At least one receiver coil may be disposed in, on, or about the hinge member. Removing the receiver coil from the members housing the electronic device advantageously permits thinning of the members and a beneficial reduction in height of the electronic device. A power supply may include a number of power supply coils disposed in, on, or about a power supply member. Some or all of the power supply coils may wirelessly couple to the at least one receiver coil via an electromagnetic field and transfer energy to the electronic device when the electronic device is disposed proximate the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Rittenhouse
  • Patent number: 10931666
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for connecting a mobile device with an output device are disclosed. The method may be performed by a processor of a pairing server. For example, the method receives a request to connect the mobile device of an authenticated user to the output device, identifies the mobile device in a database comprising a register of authenticated users and one or more mobile devices of each one of the authenticated users, and transmits a configuration information and a connection information to the mobile device, wherein the configuration information causes the mobile device to modify a configuration of the mobile device and automatically connect to the output device based on the connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J. Zehler
  • Patent number: 10928861
    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 pillar structures extending from the base. The plurality of pillar structures is configured to be inserted into an aperture of the portable electronic device. The locking head also has a ball positioned within each of the plurality of pillar structures. The ball is extendable outwardly from a corresponding pillar structure to inhibit the locking head from being removed from the aperture. The locking head further has a linear movable structure positioned within each of the plurality of pillar structures and operable to selectively extend outwardly each ball from the plurality of pillar structures. The security apparatus also includes a security device attached to the locking head and configured to engage the immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Hung, Ryan White, Guillermo Andres, David Thomas Dobson, Jacque Gagne
  • Patent number: 10912207
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a base unit, a monitor and a rotating member. The base unit includes a base seat, and a support member adapted to be in contact with a reference surface. The monitor is secured to the base unit. The rotating member is mounted to the base seat and has an annular surrounding surface surrounding a substantially-horizontal rotational axis, protruding outwardly of the top and bottom walls, and adapted to be in frictional contact with the reference surface. The rotating member is rotatable about the rotational axis to result in rotation of the base seat about the support member relative to the reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOP VICTORY INVESTMENTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi-Sheng Lin, Chia-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10852776
    Abstract: A portable information handling system housing rotationally couples first and second housing portions with a hinge assembly having a minor axis that moves relative to a main axis to define a spacing between the housing portions. A main bracket couples to the first housing portion and rotationally couples through first and second telescoping members with first and second secondary brackets disposed at opposing sides of the main bracket and coupled to the second housing portion. The telescoping members synchronize through a linkage of the main bracket to adjust the distance between the minor and main axes for 360 degrees of rotation and adapting to an object located between the housing portions when the housing portions close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jason S. Morrison, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 10849241
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a first case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a top device portion and a second case portion that may be adapted to surround at least a portion of a bottom device portion. The protective enclosure may also include a first hinge member coupled to a portion of the first case portion and a portion of the second case portion, and the first hinge member may pivot about a first hinge axis that is coaxially aligned with or parallel to a device hinge axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan J. Cavenagh, Jeremy L. Dennis, Cameron D. Magness, Lucas B. Weller, Hsiao Lu Sun
  • Patent number: 10807877
    Abstract: A compound represented by the general formula Li1+xAlxTi2?x(PS4)3, wherein 0.1?x?0.75. The above compound has been found to have high ionic conductivity. Also, the use of the compound as a solid electrolyte, in particular in an all solid-state lithium battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE
    Inventor: Yuki Katoh
  • Patent number: 10809770
    Abstract: In an example, a device foot may include a support movable between a first position and a second position, and a bias member to urge the support towards the first position. An example device foot may further include a latch biased towards a locked position, and movable between the locked position and a released position. Further, the latch may lock the support in the first position if the latch is disposed in the locked position, and may release the support if the latch is disposed in the released position such that the support is movable from the first position to the second position. An example device foot may further include a magnetic element fixed to the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Chin-Hung Huang
  • Patent number: 10802543
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device having a flexible display device is disclosed. A request to retrieve information from a server over a wireless network is triggered based on flexing the flexible display device and other gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Vartanian
  • Patent number: 10795419
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a front panel assembly adapted for a computer case. The front panel assembly includes a frame, a slidable cover and at least one torsion spring. The slidable cover is slidably disposed on the frame and slidable between a covering position and an exposing position. The at least one torsion spring is connected to and located between the frame and the slidable cover so as to provide elastic energy to spring the slidable cover to the covering position or the exposing position while the slidable cover is slide on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Yi-Hua Zeng
  • Patent number: 10784506
    Abstract: A cathode for a solid-state battery comprises a composite cathode active material formed of a layered lithium cobalt oxide (LCO) in a solid solution matrix of lithium oxide (Li2O) and a cobalt oxide phase. For example, the composite cathode active material can be layered LCO in a solid solution matrix of one of Li2O—LixCo1-xO—Co3O4, Li2O—LixCo1-xO and Li2O—Co3O4, with 0?x?0.5. The LCO is at least 80 wt. % of the composite cathode active material. The cathode is a sintered solid-state cathode wafer that is free-standing, upon which solid-state battery cells are fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn W. Snyder, Damon E. Lytle, Jeffrey J. Kelly, Ronald D. Brost, Sandeep Rekhi, Bernd Jurgen Neudecker, Terry Tiegs
  • Patent number: 10768664
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a front plate, a rear plate facing away the front plate, a side member disposed to surround a space defined between the front plate and the rear plate, wherein the side member is coupled to the front plate and the rear plate to define a housing, wherein the side member is at least partially made of a metallic material, a polymer structure located in the space, and a display received in the space to be viewable through the front plat. The rear plate may be seated on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chongkun Cho, Hyeongsam Son, Changjin Song, Hyeonwoo Lee, Minwoo Yoo
  • Patent number: 10698456
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a solid state battery having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface; a first pressure plate; a first elastomer layer between the first pressure plate and the first major surface of the solid state battery; a second pressure plate; and a second elastomer layer between the second pressure plate and the second major surface of the solid state battery, the first and second pressure plates configured to provide a compressive force to the solid state battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Brandon Joel Brocklesby, Richard C. Thompson, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 10665537
    Abstract: A package structure includes a redistribution circuit structure, at least one semiconductor die, an insulating encapsulation, insulators, and metallic patterns. The at least one semiconductor die is located on and electrically connected to the redistribution circuit structure. The insulating encapsulation encapsulates the at least one semiconductor die and located on the redistribution circuit structure. The insulators are located on the redistribution circuit structure, wherein the insulators are separated and spaced apart from each other, wherein edges of each of the insulators are distant from edges of the at least one semiconductor die by an offset in a stacking direction of the redistribution circuit structure and the insulating encapsulation. Each of the metallic patterns is located on a respective one of the insulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Ling Hwang, Chun-Lin Lu, Kai-Chiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10656682
    Abstract: A security apparatus for securing a portable electronic device to an immovable object includes a locking head having a base and a first linear element extending from the base. The first linear element is configured to be inserted into the aperture of the portable electronic device. The locking head also has a movable engagement element coupled to an end of the first linear element opposite from the base. The movable engagement element is configured to be inserted into the aperture of the portable electronic device with the first linear element. The movable engagement element is movable to a position in which the movable engagement element is perpendicular to the first linear element to secure the locking head to the portable electronic device. The security apparatus also includes a security device attached to the locking head and configured to engage the immovable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: John Hung, Ryan White, Guillermo Andres, David Thomas Dobson, Jacque Gagne