Component Mounting Or Support Means Patents (Class 361/807)
  • Patent number: 11006536
    Abstract: The housing relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for robust, adaptable, and deployable computing devices and radio systems. An embodiment can be the housing for a C-sUAS that can be deployed to detect, identify, locate and defeat hostile sUASs and locate the sUAS operators and that can be ruggedized and efficiently deployed for use in various power- and space-constrained mobile platforms and at fixed locations. An embodiment can be housing for a C-sUAS that operates under severe environmental conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CACI, Inc.—Federal
    Inventor: David McDowell
  • Patent number: 10985100
    Abstract: A chip package is provided. The chip package includes a redistribution structure including an insulating layer and a wiring layer. The wiring layer is in the insulating layer. The chip package includes a chip over the redistribution structure and electrically connected to the wiring layer. The chip package includes an interposer substrate over the redistribution structure and the chip, wherein a portion of the chip is in the interposer substrate. The chip package includes a conductive structure between the interposer substrate and the redistribution structure and electrically connected to the wiring layer. The conductive structure includes a conductive bump or a conductive pillar. The chip package includes a molding layer surrounding the interposer substrate and the conductive structure. The molding layer is partially between the interposer substrate and the redistribution structure and partially between the interposer substrate and the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin-Puu Jeng, Po-Hao Tsai, Po-Yao Chuang, Feng-Cheng Hsu, Shuo-Mao Chen, Techi Wong
  • Patent number: 10983557
    Abstract: An electronic device having a housing structure that is configured to receive at least one glass cover is disclosed. The glass cover serves to cover a display assembly provided within the electronic device. The glass cover can be secured to the housing structure so as to facilitate providing a narrow border between an active display area and an outer edge of the housing structure. The enclosure for the electronic device can be thin yet be sufficiently strong to be suitable for use in electronic devices, such as portable electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Werner, Emery A. Sanford, Stephen Brian Lynch, Teodor Dabov, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Patent number: 10969879
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating an electronic device having a display and compass sensor, for interacting with a set of objects, each of the objects incorporating a magnet, said method comprising: obtaining an initial reading of the compass sensor signal; obtaining a current reading of the compass sensor signal until the compass sensor signal stabilizes; deducting from the obtained current reading of the compass sensor signal the initial reading of the compass sensor signal; comparing if the deducted compass sensor signal matches a predetermined compass sensor signal corresponding to the compass sensor signal obtained from the combination of 2 or more of said objects in a specific spatial arrangement relative to the electronic device, each object having incorporated a magnet in a specific position and in a specific orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MAGIKBEE LDA
    Inventor: Hugo Filipe Mendes Pereira Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 10962267
    Abstract: A heat pump apparatus includes: a refrigerant circuit configured to circulate refrigerant having flammability; a heat medium circuit configured to allow a heat medium to flow therethrough; a heat-medium heat exchanger configured to exchange heat between the refrigerant and the heat medium; an outdoor unit configured to accommodate the refrigerant circuit and the heat-medium heat exchanger; and an indoor unit configured to accommodate a part of the heat medium circuit, the outdoor unit including a refrigerant release valve, the refrigerant release valve being at least one of a pressure relief valve and an air purge valve which are provided in the heat medium circuit, the refrigerant release valve being provided outside a casing of the outdoor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Hirokazu Minamisako
  • Patent number: 10951162
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a power electronic device to a photovoltaic (PV) module. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a mounting bracket adapted to mechanically couple the power electronic device to the backsheet of the PV module such that the power electronic device can be interchangeably positioned in a retracted position and an extended position, the extended position having an air gap between the power electronic device and the backsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Enphase Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Linderman
  • Patent number: 10925327
    Abstract: A band includes a tubular body configured to be worn on a user's body and a pocket supported by the tubular body, where the pocket defines a cavity and has an access opening providing access to the cavity, and where the pocket is configured to removably receive an electronic module in the cavity through the access opening. An input device is connected to the tubular body and has a port exposed to the cavity of the band, where the port is configured for removable connection to a connector of the electronic module when the electronic module is received in the cavity. The input device may include a button configured to receive user input and a wireless transmitter to transmit a signal to an external device based on the user input. The input device may also include a haptic feedback mechanism for communicating haptic signals to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Monica Judge, Summer Schneider, Ariana Manesh, Simon Quay, Bill Webb, Quinn Fitzgerald, Kevin C. Sze, Russ Watt
  • Patent number: 10914974
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a display panel, a backlight module, and a cover plate. The backlight module includes a supporting frame, and the supporting frame includes a first base plate and a first side plate connected to the first base plate. A bonding layer is provided between the first side plate and the cover plate to attach the first side plate to the cover plate. A limiting portion is provided on the first side plate and/or the cover plate close to the bonding layer to block the bonding layer from flowing into an inside of the display device, thereby improving the user experiences, and increasing the product market competitiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiyuan Xiao
  • Patent number: 10916390
    Abstract: A side key structure of an electronic device includes a housing, a flexible circuit board, and a side key. The housing defines a receiving groove. The flexible circuit board includes a key switch. The side key includes a main key body, a fastener, and a pressing portion. The flexible circuit board is mounted on a sidewall of the receiving groove. The pressing portion and the fastener are arranged on a same side of the main key body. The main key body is partially received in the receiving groove. The fastener and the pressing portion pass through a second sidewall of the receiving groove. The fastener is mounted within the receiving groove. The main key body is configured to be pressed to cause the pressing portion to press the key switch to activate the key switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo-Duo Yuan
  • Patent number: 10902999
    Abstract: A tablet stand is disclosed which incorporates a near field antenna configuration which couples to a near field antenna in the back of a tablet and provides a near field antenna coupling region for near field communication at the front of the tablet. The stand may be completely passive and use conductive antenna elements and passive resonance matching circuit elements to provide efficient coupling. In another aspect a thin profile passive keyboard adapted for use with a near field enabled tablet is provided. In another aspect a mounting bracket or holder, embedded antenna, and passive keyboard combination is provided adapted for converting a tablet into a notebook type configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ezero Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David L. Henty
  • Patent number: 10866444
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a flexible substrate including a first area having a display area, a second area facing the first area, and a bending area connecting the first and second areas, a cover layer and a polarization layer disposed on the flexible substrate in the first area, a pad part disposed on the flexible substrate in the second area, a first support plate disposed on a lower surface portion of the flexible substrate corresponding to the first area, and a second support plate disposed on a lower surface portion of the flexible substrate corresponding to the second area, and a support member disposed between the first and second support plates. One end of the support member extends to contact a lower surface portion of the flexible substrate corresponding to the bending area and, as such, supports the radius of curvature of the bending area when the display device is in a bent position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koo-Han You, Da-Eun Min
  • Patent number: 10849246
    Abstract: An element for an electronic device can include a metal exterior portion including a first material, an interior portion including a second, independently selected material, and an engagement feature formed on a surface defined by the exterior and interior portions. The engagement feature can mechanically engage a material molded to the surface. A method for forming an element for an electronic device can include joining a boss to a member, forming a feature in the member while orienting the member via the boss, and at least partially removing the boss to form the element. An electronic device can include a frame defining an interior volume of the device, a display component, a transparent cover positioned adjacent to the display component, and an encapsulating material at least partially surrounding the display component and joining the display component to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lee E. Hooten, Michael B. Wittenberg, Andrew J. Meschke, Alexander W. Williams
  • Patent number: 10761573
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hinge module for a foldable-type device, one end surface of which is respectively connected to a first housing and a second housing, and another end surface of which is connected to a flexible display so as to have the flexible display folded when the first housing and the second housing is rotated. The hinge module comprises a base and a first sliding mechanism, wherein the base is provided between the first and second housings, and the first sliding mechanism comprises a first sliding cover, a supporting member and a left four-linkage-mechanism and a swinging member. When the first and second housings are rotated to move the left four-linkage-mechanism and the swinging member, the first sliding cover is moved in a linkage way, and one supporting portion of the supporting member is moved by an angle to accommodate the curved part of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: JARLLYTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10725598
    Abstract: A touch input device may be provided which includes at least one cover and a display module disposed under the cover, and detects a pressure of a touch input to the cover. The touch input device includes: a housing which includes a bottom plate on which a battery and a mainboard are disposed; and a mid-frame which is disposed within the housing, is disposed under the display module, and is disposed on the battery and on the mainboard. The mid-frame includes a guide member which is disposed on a bottom surface of the mid-frame and is coupled to the bottom plate of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Se Yeob Kim, Bon Kee Kim, Won Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10700548
    Abstract: A power supply system and a power supply method are provided. At least two power supply units are arranged in a power supply cabinet, each of the power supply units includes a main input port and a backup input port. The power supply units are divided into a first power supply group and a second power supply group. The first input power supply is connected to the main input port of each of the power supply units in the first power supply group and the backup input port of each of the power supply units in the second power supply group. The second input power supply is connected to the backup input port of each of the power supply units in the first power supply group and the main input port of each of the power supply units in the second power supply group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: INSPUR ELECTRONIC INFORMATION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junjie Gu, Jixu Che
  • Patent number: 10701818
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a hinge coupling at least a first device housing to a second device housing. A flexible display is coupled to the first device housing and the second device housing and spans the hinge. The first device housing defines a curvilinear recess forming at least some of the flexible display into an asymmetrical service loop when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from an axially displaced open position to a closed position. Additional hinges and device housings can be added to accommodate flexible displays of varying lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Daryl Cromer, Scott P DeBates, Grant Lloyd, Alberto R Cavallaro
  • Patent number: 10673526
    Abstract: A conductor line for supplying electric energy to an electric load which can be moved along the conductor line, includes at least one conductor strand, which runs in the longitudinal direction and comprises an electrically conducting profiled conductor section for contacting a sliding contact of the load; and a current collector for supplying electric energy to the load. The current collector has at least one sliding contact for contacting an electrically conductive profiled conductor section of a conductor strand. A first optical transmission unit which runs in the longitudinal direction is arranged on the conductor line for contactlessly transmitting data to a second optical transmission unit which is moveable relative to the conductor line, and a second optical transmission unit which is moveable in the longitudinal direction relative to the conductor line is arranged on the current collector for contactlessly transmitting data to a first optical transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Conductix-Wampfler GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Eckle
  • Patent number: 10660225
    Abstract: A display module comprises a support structure, a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted to the support structure, and a latch assembly that includes a latch plate comprising a magnetically-engageable material, wherein the latch plate is moveable relative to the module support structure within a range of motion between a first position and a second position. The magnetically-engageable material of the latch plate forms a first magnetic attraction force between the latch plate and a support chassis mating structure when the latch plate is in the first position to at least partially secure the display module to the support chassis. A corresponding magnetic device can generate a second magnetic attraction force between the corresponding magnetic device and the latch plate that overcomes the first magnetic attraction force and moves the latch plate from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Schafer, Ryan Hemiller
  • Patent number: 10645831
    Abstract: An electronic device with a seal member is provided. The electronic device includes a tray configured to slide in and out of the electronic device, an opening, (e.g., a hole) formed at one side of the tray, for communicating outside of the electronic device, a socket disposed in the electronic device, the tray slides into or from the socket, and a seal member, disposed between the opening and the socket, for performing a waterproof and dustproof function. Various types of the seal member may be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Park, Daeyoung Noh, Chankeun Song, Minsung Lee, Yongseok Lee, Minsu Jung, Sungjoo Cho, Youngsik Choi, Minwoo Yoo, Byounguk Yoon, Jongchul Choi
  • Patent number: 10608355
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computing device. The computing device includes an electronic component. The computing device also includes a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA). The PCBA includes at least two latch receiving spaces. The two latch receiving spaces are positioned on the PCBA to accommodate various sizes of the electronic component. The computing device also includes a latch assembly for securing the electronic component. The latch assembly is connected to the PCBA at one of the at least two latch receiving spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Jui-Tang Chang, Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10529697
    Abstract: An embodiment is a structure including a first package including a first die, and a molding compound at least laterally encapsulating the first die, a second package bonded to the first package with a first set of conductive connectors, the second package comprising a second die, and an underfill between the first package and the second package and surrounding the first set of conductive connectors, the underfill having a first portion extending up along a sidewall of the second package, the first portion having a first sidewall, the first sidewall having a curved portion and a planar portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsi-Kuei Cheng, Ching Fu Chang, Chih-Kang Han, Hsin-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 10522502
    Abstract: Anisotropic conductive films, each including an insulating adhesive layer and conductive particles insulating adhesive layer in a lattice-like manner. Among center distances between an arbitrary conductive particle and conductive particles adjacent to the conductive particle, the shortest distance to the conductive particle is a first center distance; the next shortest distance is a second center distance. These center distances are 1.5 to 5 times the conductive particles' diameter. The arbitrary conductive particle, conductive particle spaced apart from the conductive particle by the first center distance, conductive particle spaced apart from the conductive particle by first center distance or second center distance form an acute triangle. Regarding this acute triangle, an acute angle formed between a straight line orthogonal to a first array direction passing through the conductive particles and second array direction passing through conductive particles being 18 to 35° .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10510711
    Abstract: Anisotropic conductive films, each including an insulating adhesive layer and conductive particles insulating adhesive layer in a lattice-like manner. Among center distances between an arbitrary conductive particle and conductive particles adjacent to the conductive particle, the shortest distance to the conductive particle is a first center distance; the next shortest distance is a second center distance. These center distances are 1.5 to 5 times the conductive particles' diameter. The arbitrary conductive particle, conductive particle spaced apart from the conductive particle by the first center distance, conductive particle spaced apart from the conductive particle by first center distance or second center distance form an acute triangle. Regarding this acute triangle, an acute angle formed between a straight line orthogonal to a first array direction passing through the conductive particles and second array direction passing through conductive particles being 18 to 35?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10504664
    Abstract: A cover is made for electric storage device including: a container which is placed on one principal face of a board having a first through hole for a terminal and a second through hole for a terminal, and which has a first end face orthogonal to the one principal face; and a positive-electrode terminal and a negative-electrode terminal, both projecting from the first end face and then being bent, with their ends penetrating through the first through hole for a terminal and the second through hole for a terminal, respectively, and led out from the other principal face of the board. The first cover is placed on the one principal face side of the board, and forms, together with the first end face and the first principal face, a first housing part for terminals that houses the positive-electrode terminal and the negative-electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsuchiya, Shinji Ishii, Toshifumi Matsutaka
  • Patent number: 10474303
    Abstract: A touch panel having improved visibility is provided. The touch panel includes a window part, at least one ultraviolet (UV) resin layer attached to a bottom surface of the window part, and a display part including a touch sensor film module attached to a bottom surface of the at least one UV resin layer such that the UV resin layer prevents refractions and reflections of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Gon Kim, Jong-Woo Kim, Hyon-Myong Song, Duck-Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10446517
    Abstract: Anisotropic conductive films, each including an insulating adhesive layer and conductive particles insulating adhesive layer in a lattice-like manner. Among center distances between an arbitrary conductive particle and conductive particles adjacent to the conductive particle, the shortest distance to the conductive particle is a first center distance; the next shortest distance is a second center distance. These center distances are 1.5 to 5 times the conductive particles' diameter. The arbitrary conductive particle, conductive particle spaced apart from the conductive particle by the first center distance, conductive particle spaced apart from the conductive particle by first center distance or second center distance form an acute triangle. Regarding this acute triangle, an acute angle formed between a straight line orthogonal to a first array direction passing through the conductive particles and second array direction passing through conductive particles being 18 to 35° .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10433048
    Abstract: A micro speaker assembly including a speaker enclosure having an enclosure wall separating a surrounding environment from an encased space, wherein the enclosure wall defines, in part, an acoustic channel that acoustically couples the encased space to the surrounding environment, and the enclosure wall comprises a chemically etched insert molded metal portion that is mechanically interlocked and hermetically sealed to a plastic portion. The micro speaker further including a speaker assembly positioned within the encased space, the speaker assembly having a sound radiating surface facing the metal portion of the enclosure wall, a voice coil extending from the sound radiating surface, a magnet assembly having a magnetic gap aligned with the voice coil, and an acoustic chamber formed, in part, by the metal portion of the enclosure wall and the sound radiating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Tsang, Onur I. Ilkorur, Derek C. Krass, Logan A. Rotolo, Christopher Wilk
  • Patent number: 10416726
    Abstract: A housing assembly is provided. The housing assembly includes a first housing, a second housing and a connecting module. The connecting module is coupled between the first housing and the second housing. The first housing is rotatable with respect to the second housing by the connecting module. The connecting module includes a damping mechanism configured for providing a damping force to the first housing and the second housing during rotating the first housing with respect to the second housing. An electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 10378080
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, devices are recycled by removing one or more electronic components from a portion of the device and urging one or more regions of the portion of the device toward an abrasion head. The abrasion head mechanically removes at least a portion of patternable material in each of the one or more regions. The steps are repeated for subsequent portions of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Calvin Wade Sheen
  • Patent number: 10335702
    Abstract: The present invention provides a circuit building system, comprising a plurality of electrically conductive and detachably and mechanically interconnectable blocks that extend between a low voltage power source and one or more electrically active members and that are selectively interconnected in such a way to build a closable electric block-defined circuit through which current is flowable to activate said one or more electrically active members and by which a triggerable action is generatable independently of a separate data line, wherein a first block of said plurality of electrically conductive blocks is an electrically switchable block that comprises first and second electrically conductive terminal members by which said activating current, in response to said triggerable action, is selectively flowable to an adjacent block of the plurality of blocks in abutting and electricity conducting relation therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Brixo Smart Toys Ltd.
    Inventors: Boaz Almog, Amir Saraf
  • Patent number: 10326487
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device, the case including a back panel, one or more sidewalls, and a support stand selectively extendable from the back panel for supporting the electronic devices in vertical and/or horizontal orientations. The support stand can be selectively extendable between a storage position and a plurality of use positions. The support stand can include positioning mechanism comprising a translating engagement feature and a rotating engagement feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CASE-MATE, INC.
    Inventors: Saumil Chetan Mody, Nitin Koshy Philip, William Van Gelderen
  • Patent number: 10283736
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a display surface that displays an image and a rear surface that faces the display surface, a cover panel attached to the rear surface of the display panel, the cover panel including a center portion and an edge portion surrounding the center portion, the center portion having a thickness greater than a thickness of the edge portion, and a reinforcing member in an overlapping relationship with the edge portion of the cover panel, the reinforcing member facing the display panel such that the cover panel is between the reinforcing member and the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyuhan Bae, Jeungsoo Kim, Eunju Shin, Jeongseok Oh
  • Patent number: 10269485
    Abstract: A tablet stand is disclosed which incorporates a near field antenna configuration which couples to a near field antenna in the back of a tablet and provides a near field antenna coupling region for near field communication at the front of the tablet. The stand may be completely passive and use conductive antenna elements and passive resonance matching circuit elements to provide efficient coupling. In another aspect a thin profile passive keyboard adapted for use with a near field enabled tablet is provided. In another aspect a mounting bracket or holder, embedded antenna, and passive keyboard combination is provided adapted for converting a tablet into a notebook type configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: EZERO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: David L. Henty
  • Patent number: 10264694
    Abstract: A fastening device for stacking expansion cards includes a fastener, a clamping member and a connection band. The fastener includes a body, the body includes a top portion and a bottom portion opposite to each other. A fastening hole is formed on the top portion along an axial direction. Multiple claws are extended from the bottom portion. The clamping member includes a clamping base, a pin, a resilient element, and a push plate driven by the resilient element to move on the clamping base. One end of the pin protrudes from the clamping base to be inserted into the fastening hole. The connection band is bendable. One end of the connection band is connected to the fastener, and the other end of the connection band is connected to the clamping member. The fastening device can fasten stacked expansion cards to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Te-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10229618
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible screen being able to switch between a flat shape and a curved shape and TV set thereof, comprising: a flexible screen and a power mechanism arranged on one side of the flexible screen, applied to driving the flexible screen to switch between a flat shape and a curved shape; the power mechanism comprises: a telescoping arm and a telescoping power unit arranged on the telescoping arm and applied to driving the telescoping arm elongating and contracting following the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weixiong Chen, Lingchao Hu, Qianzheng Xu, Biao Chu
  • Patent number: 10222861
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive device with haptic feedback is described. In one embodiment, the device comprises a layer sequence which has a translucent cover element with an upper side and a touch-sensitive arrangement which is arranged on a side of the cover element lying opposite the upper side and is designed to detect contact with the upper side of the cover element. In the embodiment, the device comprises at least one first actuator which is designed to transmit a movement impulse to the layer sequence in such a way that a haptically detectable movement of the cover element is brought about, and a second actuator which is designed to generate electrostatic signals which can be detected haptically at the cover element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: E.SOLUTIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Franke, Thomas Fuessinger, Juergen Joos, Stefan Christmann, Jens Bartels
  • Patent number: 10179449
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus which includes a modulation circuit which generates a modulated signal obtained by performing pulse modulation with respect to a source signal as a source of a driving signal; an amplifier which generates an amplified-modulated signal by amplifying the modulated signal; a demodulator which includes an inductor, and generates a driving signal by smoothing the amplified-modulated signal; and a circuit board on which the modulation circuit, the amplifier, and the demodulator are mounted, and a plurality of wiring patterns are formed on the surface, in which, in the inductor, a coil and a core are integrally formed, and are mounted so that an axial direction of the core around which the coil is wound intersects the circuit board, and the wiring pattern is not formed in a region which intersects the axial direction of the core, on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Dai Nozawa
  • Patent number: 10141133
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments relating to an electronic device that includes a key An electronic device may include a housing having a through-hole formed therein. A key may be exposed through the through-hole and configured to be pressed. A key switch may be located on a rear surface of the key, wherein the key structure may be configured to enable the key to be pressed and to detect the press of the key. Moreover, a structure provided on a lower portion of the housing may be able to bear a pressure exerted by a user when pressing the key in a direction opposite the housing. Further, a dummy detachably provided between the housing and the structure, wherein the dummy, when being attached, may support the key and the key switch such that both are capable of being pressed in the through-hole toward the direction of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Hyo Bae, Young-Tae Kim, Sang-Hun Park, Jin-Wan An
  • Patent number: 10095320
    Abstract: An accessory is provided for disposing on an electronic device, which has a plurality of device elements disposed adjacent to one edge of the electronic device. the accessory comprises a cover having a plurality of cover elements disposed in the cover. When one of the cover elements is not attached to the one of the device elements along the other edge of the electronic device, the cover is flipped along the one edge of the electronic device and the cover elements along the one edge attracted to the cover element along the corresponding edge of the cover. A control method is also provided for controlling an electronic device according to a movement of a portion of the accessory relative to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Hannes Jens Dieter Harms, Daniel Hundt, Michael Ross Massucco, Gene Woo Nam, Hsin-Hao Lee
  • Patent number: 10078386
    Abstract: A touch device according to the embodiment includes a display panel; and a touch panel disposed on the display panel and including a curved surface, wherein an air gap is formed between the display panel and the touch panel. Thus, erosion and defects of components caused by the moisture penetrating into the air gap can be prevented so that the touch device according to the embodiments can improve the durability and the reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Keon Lee, Ja Ram Kim, Dong Mug Seong
  • Patent number: 10069455
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly is provided in which a mounting bracket includes a first attachable bracket piece and a second attachable bracket piece, a first fastener, a second fastener, and a third fastener. Each attachable bracket piece has a top member and a bottom member connected to the top member at an angle. The first clamp is attached to the top member of the first attachable bracket piece by the first fastener. The second clamp is attached to the top member of the second attachable bracket piece by a second fastener. The third fastener secures the bottom member of the first attachable bracket piece to the bottom member of the second attachable bracket piece. The mounting bracket defines a beam insertion aperture between the top members and the bottom members. The mounting bracket assembly may include a first integral grounding device located adjacent the top member of the first attachable bracket piece or adjacent the top member of the second attachable bracket piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Array Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Corio, John N. Williamson, Kaleb W. McLane
  • Patent number: 9996201
    Abstract: A touch panel having improved visibility is provided. The touch panel includes a window part, at least one ultraviolet (UV) resin layer attached to a bottom surface of the window part, and a display part including a touch sensor film module attached to a bottom surface of the at least one UV resin layer such that the UV resin layer prevents refractions and reflections of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Gon Kim, Jong-Woo Kim, Hyon-Myong Song, Duck-Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 9992891
    Abstract: An electronic device having an enclosure formed from at least one glass cover and a peripheral structure formed adjacent the periphery of the glass cover is disclosed. The peripheral structure can be secured adjacent to the glass cover with an adhesive. The peripheral structure can be molded adjacent the glass cover so that a gapless interface is formed between the peripheral structure and the periphery of the glass cover. In one embodiment, the peripheral structure includes at least an inner peripheral structure and an outer peripheral structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David Pakula, Stephen Brian Lynch, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Lee Hua Tan
  • Patent number: 9946102
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a plurality of flexible substrates, and an alignment structure. The display panel is disposed on a side of the transparent plate. The plurality of flexible substrates is connected to the display panel. The alignment structure is disposed on the side of the transparent plate for coupling with an external structure. It can be disposed regardless of positions of the plurality of flexible substrates to avoid the plurality of flexible substrates from being impaired by an unnecessary contact with the alignment structure. Accordingly, it is possible to avoid elements in the display device from being impaired by the alignment structure during the manufacturing process of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: HyungGu Her, KwangSoo Lee, DoYune Kim, JaeHong Park, Jinsan Lim
  • Patent number: 9947882
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a hinge that allows the device to be flexed about a bend axis. A display may span the bend axis. To protect display elements such as pixel circuitry from excessive mechanical stress, the display may include one or more structural protective layers. A structural layer may be incorporated into the display stack as a supportive backing behind the pixel circuitry and/or as a protective cover over the pixel circuitry. The structural layer may include rigid portions and flexible portions. The flexible portions may contain flexible material that separates and adjoins adjacent rigid structures or that fills grooves between adjacent rigid portions. The rigid portions may be formed from thin sheets of glass or other transparent materials. The flexible material in the structural layer may be an elastomeric material having a refractive index that matches that of the glass sheets in the structural layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhen Zhang, Yifan Zhang, Paul S. Drzaic, Paul C. Kelley, James P. Landry
  • Patent number: 9919805
    Abstract: An aeronautic engine including: a housing made of electrically insulating material and including at least one metallic piece; a structural piece of the engine including metallic material and connected to the housing; and an equipment fixed to the housing, is provided. The equipment is connected to the structural piece by the metallic piece by an electrically conductive connecting path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Julien Sayn-Urpar, Jeremy Edmond Fert, Thierry Kohn, Julien Pavillet
  • Patent number: 9888587
    Abstract: The curvature remotely adjustable curved-surface display device of the present invention has a remotely controllable motor, an active rod, and a slave rod deployed therein. The active rod has a gear and the first slave rod has a rack bar. When receiving a remote control signal transmitted from a remote terminal, the remotely controllable motor can actuate the gear on the active rod to rotate such that the active rod and the first slave rod move close to each other or away from each other. Such a process applies forces to the display panel, thereby carrying out remotely controlling the curvature of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jie Zeng
  • Patent number: 9825358
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. The system includes an antenna comprising a sub-Nyquist holographic aperture configured to define selectable arbitrary complex radiofrequency electromagnetic fields on a surface of the antenna. A mapping engine models an environment within a space radiateable by the antenna. The environment includes a target device and a human being. An optimization circuit selects responsive to the model of the environment a power transmission regime. The power transmission regime includes radiation pattern shaped to wirelessly transfer electromagnetic power from the antenna to the target device without exceeding a radiation exposure limit for humans. A gain definition circuit selects a complex radiofrequency electromagnetic field implementing the selected power transmission regime from the at least two selectable arbitrary complex radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Pai-Yen Chen, Tom Driscoll, Siamak Ebadi, John Desmond Hunt, Nathan Ingle Landy, Melroy Machado, Milton Perque, Jr., David R. Smith, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 9780825
    Abstract: Examples described herein include examples of a computing device sleeve comprising a main body element comprising a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface comprising a recessed region to store a tablet computing device in a position to protect a display device of the tablet computing device, and the top surface comprising a user input device and docking slot to receive the tablet computing device, and a top cover element coupled to a first side of the main body element and movable to selectively cover the top surface or the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dong Ryul Cha, Yoon Jung Byun, Jae-Kyu Jung
  • Patent number: 9768818
    Abstract: A functional flip cover protective case having a physical keypad and a transparent viewing window for touch-based smart phone device is being disclosed. The functional flip cover protective case comprising an integral flip cover attached a protective case; the flip cover includes a built in physical keypad device and a transparent viewing window on the front side of the flip cover when the flip cover is in closed position; wherein the flip cover further comprising a sensor to detect opening and closing actions; wherein the protective case may comprising a data/power connector, and/or a Bluetooth device, and/or a NFC (Near Field Communication) device for corresponding between the physical keypad and the smart phone device; wherein upon closing the flip cover, the physical keypad will be activated to take over the input controls of the smart phone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Tieng Wong Chee