Casing Or Enclosure, Per Se Patents (Class 379/440)
  • Patent number: 10511209
    Abstract: An engine generator, including a general-purpose engine, a generator unit driven by the engine to generate electric power and capable of operating as an engine starter motor during engine starting, a case housing the engine and the generator unit, a battery detachably attached to the case, an inverter unit connected to the generator unit, and a power supply circuit interconnecting the battery attached to the case and the inverter unit and supplying power of the battery through the inverter unit to the generator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsuhisa, Kenji Shibata, Wataru Matsuyama, Minoru Maedako
  • Patent number: 10003372
    Abstract: A mobile phone case comprising a protective case element designed for coupling to a mobile phone with a first rechargeable battery, a wireless charging system embedded in the case element, a terminal conductively coupled with the wireless charging system, the terminal configured for conductively coupling with a power port in the mobile phone, an electronic cigarette element removably coupled to the case element, wherein when the terminal is conductively coupled with the power port in the mobile phone, and the case element is placed in proximity to a charging station, the wireless charging system charges the first rechargeable battery of the mobile phone and the second rechargeable battery of the electronic cigarette element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Vaportronix, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Stanimirovic, Jonathan Romero
  • Patent number: 9640417
    Abstract: A cassette transfer apparatus includes a holding unit configured to hold a cassette having a wafer loaded therein, the cassette having at least one stepped part, and the holding unit including at least one holding part configured to have the at least one stepped part placed thereon. The at least one stepped part includes a pair of stepped parts provided at opposite surfaces of the cassette, and the at least one holding part includes a pair of holding parts that extends back and forth and is configured to have the pair of stepped parts placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam-Su Yuk, Kyung-Won Kang, Tae-Hun Kim, Se-Ho Park, Juno Park, Yong-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 8948411
    Abstract: Disclosed, in general, are devices that provide an air-tight chamber over a sound source while absorbing all fields of sounds from the sound source. In general, the devices feature: an anechoic chamber that is configured to receive a sound source in an air-tight manner; and an anechoic channel that is in fluid communication with the ambient atmosphere. Suitably, the anechoic chamber is adapted to capture air containing sound energy generated by the sound source, and distribute the air about an internal surface area on the inside of the chamber, wherein the internal surface area is sufficiently large to dampen or otherwise absorb the sounds energy. Preferably, the air is directed from the anechoic chamber through an anechoic channel extending therefrom to the ambient to further dampen or absorb the sound energy. In one configuration, the outer wall of the apparatus is configured to reflect ambient sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Scott A. Moser
  • Patent number: 8831698
    Abstract: A device holster configured to hold a device and at least one accessory module is disclosed. The accessory module can be an electronic module or a non-electronic module. In one embodiment, the accessory module is inserted into a pouch. The pouch includes a pouch interface for communication of data and/or transmission of power between an accessory module interface and a device interface. The pouch can be positioned on a face of the device holster or alternatively may be hingedly connected to the device holster. The accessory module may alternatively be built into the device holster or removably attached. The device holster may be integrated into an article of clothing or itself may be an article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Paulis, Mark Edward Causey, Scott Andrus, Robert Z. Evora, Coulter C. Henry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8731626
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a mobile media device enclosure can include: (a) an enclosure having an interior, an exterior, a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side, the interior configured to form a cavity, the cavity is sized to retain a mobile media device therein; (b) a vertical boundary, the vertical boundary having a substantially vertical orientation and configured to substantially bisect the mobile media device enclosure from the top side to the bottom side; and (c) a horizontal boundary, the horizontal boundary having a substantially horizontal orientation and configured to substantially bisect the mobile media device enclosure from the left side to the right side. The vertical boundary and the horizontal boundary are further configured to substantially divide the mobile media device enclosure into four sections. Each of the four sections is elastically coupled to two other sections of the four sections. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Juliana S. Hung
  • Patent number: 8712487
    Abstract: A sliding-type portable communication device is provided. The sliding-type portable communication device includes a first housing, a second housing slidably engaged with the first housing, face to face, and first and second sliding cover portions at both sides of the first housing, for sliding from both sides of the first housing, while sliding the second housing, thereby widening or narrowing the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seon-Hee Shim, Jae-Ohul Jin, Young-Ki Kim, Ki-Taek Kim, Hong-Moon Chun
  • Patent number: 8654968
    Abstract: A speaker module for installing on an electronic device is disclosed. The speaker module includes a containing casing, a speaker device, an antenna, at least one audio signal transmitting member, and at least one antenna signal transmitting member. The containing casing has at least one hole formed thereon. The speaker device is disposed in the containing casing and outputs sound via the hole. The antenna is formed integrally with the containing casing along the contour of the containing casing. The audio signal transmitting member is electrically connected to the speaker device for electrically connecting to the electronic device, so as to establish audio signal transmission between the speaker device and the electronic device. The antenna signal transmitting member is electrically connected to the antenna for electrically connecting to the electronic device, so as to establish antenna signal transmission between the antenna and the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Chia Mai, Kuan-Hsueh Tseng, Cheng-Han Lee, Chih-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8649507
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a mobile media device enclosure can be configured to receive a mobile media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Law
  • Patent number: 8515056
    Abstract: Provided is a portable terminal including a first housing, a second housing coupled to the first housing for sliding relative to the first housing while adjacent to the first housing, an antenna device disposed in the first housing, and a speaker module comprising at least one speaker unit and being one of exposed and concealed by the first housing based on the sliding position the second housing relative to the first housing, the speaker module being disposed in the second housing. The antenna device is disposed in a space between an inner face of the second housing and the speaker module, when the sliding position of second housing relative to the first housing is such that the second housing overlaps with the first housing. There is a space adjacent to the antenna device between the inner face of the second housing and the speaker module, when the speaker module is exposed by sliding the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kui-Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 8433063
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods are provided for facilitating copper-wire patching. More particularly, the assemblies and methods involve mounting patch ports arranged along a horizontal plane (horizontally-aligned) with respect to a tray. The tray is movably mounted with respect to a cabinet enclosure, e.g., via a pivotal or translational (sliding) relationship, thereby providing easy access to the ports. The horizontally-aligned configuration advantageously increases patching density within a cabinet structure while maintaining port accessibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Murano, Chester H. Rynaski
  • Patent number: 8411849
    Abstract: A personal electronic device storage apparatus includes a portable storage case including a body having a divider wall statically seated therein. A first cavity is disposed above the divider wall for containing the personal electronic device therein. A second cavity is disposed below the divider wall. A lead plate seated within the first cavity for preventing electromagnetic waves from passing through the body. First and second retractable cords are rotatably disposed within the second cavity, and first and second holders attached to distal ends of the first and second retractable cords respectively. At least one of the first and second holders may be capable of may be tethered to the personal electronic device. Such a structural configuration provides the unexpected and unpredictable advantage of shielding the personal electronic device from electromagnetic waves while keeping it tethered to the storage case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: Ellen McKenzie, Astley Shields
  • Patent number: 8374654
    Abstract: A buffer protection structure is provided in a mobile communication device which includes a housing and a flat light-emitting element having plural light tubes. The buffer protection structure is an elastic material and is provided between each inner wall of the housing and outer peripheries of the flat light-emitting element. Outer peripheries of the buffer protection structure are abutted respectively at each inner wall of the housing and inner peripheries of the buffer protection structure are abutted elastically by the outer peripheries of the flat light-emitting element to buffer an external force or impact, such that the light tubes can be prevented from being ruptured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Appliances Corp.
    Inventors: Ding Lu, Shen Zhang, Martin Hsu
  • Patent number: 8359078
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a mobile media device enclosure can include: (a) an enclosure having an interior, an exterior, a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side, the interior configured to form a cavity, the cavity is sized to retain a mobile media device therein; (b) a vertical boundary, the vertical boundary having a substantially vertical orientation and configured to substantially bisect the mobile media device enclosure from the top side to the bottom side; and (c) a horizontal boundary, the horizontal boundary having a substantially horizontal orientation and configured to substantially bisect the mobile media device enclosure from the left side to the right side. The vertical boundary and the horizontal boundary are further configured to substantially divide the mobile media device enclosure into four sections. Each of the four sections is elastically coupled to two other sections of the four sections. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventor: Juliana S. Hung
  • Patent number: 8326377
    Abstract: A key button for an input device is provided. The key button includes a button unit formed of a mineral material and a button support member formed of a non-mineral material and connected to the button unit. The button unit has a perimeter and the button support member extends beyond the perimeter of the button unit. A mobile device having at least one key button having a button unit formed of a mineral material and a button support member formed of a non-mineral material and connected to the button unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Choong-Hyoun Cho, Won Seok Joo, Young-Joong Kim
  • Patent number: 8280461
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a stylus and a housing. An opening may be formed in the housing for inserting and storing the stylus. A function button may be mounted in the housing. The stylus may be adapted to operate the function button when in a stored position inserted within the opening in response to a user applying a predetermined pressure to the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Rodney Owen Williams
  • Patent number: 8060030
    Abstract: In a folder type or a swing type terminal including a pair of housings or triple housings for attaining composite opening/closing operation, information transmission with a higher speed and larger capacity is available using optical devices for establishing communication lines between circuit devices in the housings. Also, a stable maintenance of the communication lines is possible between the circuit devices of the housings in spite of repeated opening/closing operation of the housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Young Rhee, In-Kuk Yun
  • Patent number: 8014838
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a first section and a second section which are foldable together in: a first mode in which respective front faces of the first and second sections face each other, and a second mode in which the front face of the first section faces a back face of the second section. A contact protector is provided on the front face of the first section. In the first mode, a first portion of the contact protector contacts the front face of the second section and forms a first clearance between the respective front faces, and a second portion of the contact protector is accommodated in a dent in the front face of the second section. In the second mode, the second portion of the contact protector contacts the back face of the second section and forms a second clearance between the respective front faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventors: Hisashi Takasaki, Yosui Tokuyama
  • Patent number: 8005520
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a main body, a support frame, and a switch. When the support frame is in the first mode and used to support the main body, the main body is required to execute the first function by the support frame and the switch. For example, the first function is used to control the display and includes related functions of multimedia reproducing. In addition, when the support frame is in the second mode and used to support the main body, the main body is required to execute the second function by the support frame and the switch. For example, the second function is used to control the speaker and includes related functions. Whereby, the mobile electronic device includes different two modes to instinctively and automatically switch between video and audio files reproducing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Foxconn Communication Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Hung-Ming Chen, Pin-Chu Tsai
  • Patent number: 7885403
    Abstract: A hand held communications device is provided. The device includes: a circuit board including electronic components; display coupled to the circuit board; a housing substantially surrounding the circuit board and electronic components, wherein the housing includes a base element covering a bottom side of the circuit board and electronic components and a housing element attached to the base element covering a top side of the circuit board and electronic components, wherein the housing element includes a display aperture with the display partially projecting therethrough; and a cover removably connected to the housing by a connection, wherein the cover and the base element substantially enclose the housing element therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Fuhrmann, Annett Ortscheid (nee Wilke), Dirk Umbach, Ricky William Barnett, Terence Johnson, Mark Robert Mason, Bruce Samuels, Tony Horne
  • Patent number: 7856255
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including a casing, a first jog dial, and a pressing operation detection unit. The casing includes a first surface and a second surface. The first jog dial is exposed from the first surface and the second surface, is capable of rotating around a first axis substantially parallel to the first surface and the second surface as a center, and is capable of being pressed from a first direction substantially perpendicular to the first surface and a second direction substantially perpendicular to the second surface. The pressing operation detection unit detects a first pressing operation from the first direction and a second pressing operation from the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Tsuchiya, Hisaya Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7792284
    Abstract: The shell of an electronic handheld device is adapted for easy and repeated—even frequent—assembly with and disassembly from the electronics, and the shell is washable, preferably in a dishwasher. Preferably, the shell comprises a plurality of parts that can be easily and repeatedly assembled and disassembled by hand without use of tools. For example, the parts of a telephone handset shell are made to be easily snapped together around, and unsnapped from, the handset's electronics, thereby enabling the shells of the handsets of telephones to be washed to have this function performed by unskilled personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Aggus, Robert Bopp, Warren Brown, Linda Derechailo, Rich Jaccard, Steve Mak, Robert Randall, Charles Truax, Greg Boothe
  • Patent number: 7792283
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a panel attachment assembly comprises a housing including a first wall with an opening, a cover panel fitted in the opening, and a built-in component fixed in the housing. The housing includes a first end edge defined by the first and second walls, and a second end edge defined by the first and third walls. The cover panel includes a first end face aligned with the first end edge and seen from the outside, a second end face aligned with the second end edge and seen from the outside, and flanges projecting from side edges. The built-in component has engagement sections at positions corresponding to ends of the flanges. These ends of the flanges contact the engagement sections, and the other ends contact the housing between the first wall and built-in component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshida, Kenji Nitobe
  • Patent number: 7728209
    Abstract: A stringed instrument wireless communication device includes a wireless communication device housing including a front; graphical elements on the front corresponding to data to be input into the wireless communication device; and a stringed instrument keypad including a plurality of frets extending along the front of the wireless communication device housing and a plurality of strings extending substantially perpendicular to and above the plurality of frets. The graphical elements are respectively disposed on the front between frets and adjacent to the strings, and the stringed instrument keypad is configured to input data corresponding to a pressed string and a graphical element adjacent to the pressed string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Wireless Corp
    Inventor: Thomas A. Arnold
  • Patent number: 7697965
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a mobile phone comprising a body and a housing. A hollow is formed within the housing and the body is slidably disposed in the hollow. The hollow has an opening in an end of the housing and the other end terminated at a closed end of the housing distal the opening. A display (e.g., LCD (liquid crystal display)) is disposed on a front surface of the housing. The body comprises a circuit board and an input device. The circuit board is installed within the body and comprises electronic circuits and devices for controlling the components of the mobile phone. The input device (e.g., alphanumeric keypad) is disposed on a front surface of the body for operating the mobile phone. The body is capable of being engaged with the housing and being slid towards outside of the hollow through the opening to expose the input device for a user to make a phone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Inventec Appliances
    Inventor: Zheng Li
  • Patent number: 7630745
    Abstract: A personal data assistant (PDA) carrying case includes a main body (10), an expansion cover (40) having a first clasp (46) extending therefrom, a resilient clip (22) mounted on the main body, and a button (29). An opening (33) is defined in the main body for matching the expansion cover. A locking edge (36) is formed for engaging with the first clasp. A through hole (24) is defined in main body corresponding to the first clasp. The resilient clip has a projecting portion (222) corresponding to the through hole. The resilient clip deforms elastically to have the projecting portion pressing the button, so that the button drives the first clasp to disengage the first clasp from the locking edge of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Xian-Huang Gao, Wen-Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 7623847
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7577468
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal, includes a substantially flat terminal core with a frame unit having two opposing faces, two opposing shorter sides and two opposing longer sides. The terminal includes a cover which is detachably connectable to the frame unit. The cover includes at least two cover members, devised to be assembled and disassembled in a predetermined order. One assembled cover member engages a previously assembled cover member. The previously assembled cover member is thereby more firmly attached. A cover member latches onto, and covers, a portion of one of the opposing faces, a second cover member engages with another cover member and covers another of the opposing faces and another cover member engages with and locks one of the cover members to the frame unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Stjepan Begic, Stig Frohlund
  • Patent number: 7567680
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a portable terminal housing and a speaker housing positioned in the portable terminal housing. The speaker housing includes a first micro-speaker having a first frequency response and a second micro-speaker having a second frequency response and positioned proximate the first micro-speaker. The terminal housing further includes a first passageway extending from a front face of the first micro-speaker to a first opening in the terminal housing, and a second passageway extending from a back face of the second micro-speaker to a second opening in the terminal housing displaced from the first opening. A grommet adjacent the speaker housing acoustically separates at least a portion of the first passageway from the second passageway. The first passageway may be completely acoustically separated from the second passageway by the grommet and/or a gasket and/or a foam structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, AB
    Inventors: Matthew Justin Murray, Kirsten Finley, William Chris Eaton
  • Patent number: 7564968
    Abstract: A telephone voice containment device is described. It includes a housing which is shaped to receive a voice pick-up mechanism of a telephone in order to capture the voice utterances to be picked up by such phone, and at the same time prevent the voice utterances from escaping to the area surrounding the telephone. An elastic band is included to hold the telephone casing and, hence, its pick-up mechanism in the housing. A sound absorbing structure is most desirably included within the housing to absorb voice utterances not needed by the telephone pick-up mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald Lee Ayers, Ada Marie Bull
  • Patent number: 7526326
    Abstract: Stick, clamshell, jackknife and slider configurations are provided for handheld wireless communicators with reduced free-space, near-field emissions that can be hearing aid compatible using two ground planes and a reactive matching element along with predefined placement of an antenna, speaker and/or microphone in the communicator housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Scott LaDell Vance, Gerard James Hayes
  • Patent number: 7515708
    Abstract: A phone case having a bottom wall, opposing side walls, and mouth and ear end walls that form a pocket with an opening having a rim for extending from ear to mouth and around the mouth to hide it from view and to muffle and block beyond the case words spoken into a phone nested therein. A sidewall portion of the rim may have a curved shape conforming generally to the contour of a human face from ear to mouth, and the pocket walls may be made of a flexible, sound absorbing material so that the rim of the opening is sufficiently deformable to conform substantially to the ear to mouth contour and form a sound seal when pressed against a human face. The ear end wall may form an ear portion of the rim for placement over an ear lobe to reduce interfering external noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventors: Arthur F. Doty, III, Robert M. Turkewitz
  • Patent number: 7463734
    Abstract: An electronic device has a display window and includes a composite display window cover assembly and a display device. The composite display window cover assembly is disposed in the display window. The composite display window cover assembly includes a glass panel and a plastic panel secured to the glass panel. The display device is positioned to be viewed through the display window and the composite display window cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: William Tolbert, Stjepan Begic
  • Patent number: 7444176
    Abstract: A first box body is inserted between a first flat part and a first frame portion of a cover and is fastened to the cover by means of a first fastening member so that the first frame portion is interposed between the first box body and a plate-shaped first fixing member forming a first fixing member window for exposing a display section. A second box body is inserted between a second flat part and a second frame portion of the cover and is fastened to the cover by means of a second fastening member so that the second frame portion is interposed between the second box body and a plate-shaped second fixing member forming a second fixing member window for exposing an operation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirofumi Oda, Kimiaki Imai, Yoshihiko Handa
  • Patent number: 7391863
    Abstract: A headset assembly includes a moisture-proof and temperature resistant headset module. The headset module is sealed against moisture and is constructed from materials that are durable and can withstand constant use, physical abuse, and rapid swings in temperature and other environmental conditions. Furthermore, the headset module is interchangeable with a variety of headset frames so as to provide comfort during prolonged use and in high ambient noise environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Andres Viduya, Douglas Mark Zatezalo
  • Patent number: 7388960
    Abstract: A multimedia speaker headphone has a headband, two ear-covers and a control and transmission device. The ear-covers are mounted pivotally on the headband and each ear-cover has an earphone speaker and an audio speaker. The control and transmission device has a controller and a transmission apparatus. The controller is connected one of the ear-covers and has a switch to selectively switch on the earphone speakers or the audio speakers. The transmission device has at least one transmission cord having a terminal. The earphone speakers and audio speakers allow a user to listen to music with or without wearing of the multimedia speaker headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventors: Ching-Chang Kuo, Chang-Ning Hung
  • Patent number: 7369884
    Abstract: A sliding assembly for a keypad protection cover of a telephone handset including at least one slide spring to urge the keypad protection cover in either the open or the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Hong-Jae Park, Nikolaj Bestle
  • Patent number: 7366547
    Abstract: A communications apparatus able to attach to a standby screen of a mobile phone a plurality of memos adjustable in position and adjustable in size and able to execute communications data included in a memo by a simple action from a selected memo, provided with a display portion for displaying a standby screen, an operation portion including a plurality of keys, and a control circuit enabling an attached memo corresponding to text data extracted by a user from a memory to be converted to a window having a certain display region and displayed in parallel and controlling the display portion to display at least part of the text data in that window, whereby a user does not have to operate the keys of the operation portion to display the content of a memo and can easily recall the matter of the memo since the content of the memo is continuously displayed on the standby screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Hasegawa, Kouji Nakazato
  • Patent number: 7363023
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. A V-shaped groove is provided adjacent an operation panel, the V-shaped groove containing a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward. The V-shaped groove may contain a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7343184
    Abstract: A protective cover for handheld devices. The protective cover containing a hardened plastic protective inner layer and a soft outer layer. The protective cover containing at least one cavity for mounting the associated segment of the handheld device therein and at least one fitted notch to secure the piece to the associated segment. The protective cover further containing at least one window for providing exposure to the surface of the associated segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Ramin Rostami
  • Publication number: 20080056486
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a panel attachment assembly comprises a housing including a first wall with an opening, a cover panel fitted in the opening, and a built-in component fixed in the housing. The housing includes a first end edge defined by the first and second walls, and a second end edge defined by the first and third walls. The cover panel includes a first end face aligned with the first end edge and seen from the outside, a second end face aligned with the second end edge and seen from the outside, and flanges projecting from side edges. The built-in component has engagement sections at positions corresponding to ends of the flanges. These ends of the flanges contact the engagement sections, and the other ends contact the housing between the first wall and built-in component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shinichi Yoshida, Kenji Nitobe
  • Patent number: 7324807
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321759
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel, a V-shaped groove is provided which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321760
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321758
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321757
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7321756
    Abstract: An information processing unit, such as a mobile phone, equipped with a fingerprint sensor and which reconciles size reduction with operability at a high level. Adjacent to an operation panel is located a V-shaped groove which contains a first slope stretching away from the operation panel and slanting downward and a second slope stretching further away from the operation panel and slanting upward, where the V-shaped groove contains a fingerprint sweep sensor which detects a fingerprint on a finger moved along the first slope and the second slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naoto Yamashita, Kazutoyo Inamitsu
  • Patent number: 7248904
    Abstract: A mobile station including a cover assembly and a wireless telecommunications signal receiving and generating assembly. Included in the cover assembly is a belt that substantially extends around the signal receiving and generating assembly, and a connector to hold the belt closed about the signal receiving and generating assembly. The belt includes a pair of side edges which define side openings through which the signal receiving and generating assembly can be accessed. Advantageously, the belt is easily exchanged with other belts so as to vary the appearance of the mobile station. Further, the side edges are easily gripped by a user holding the mobile station. In another aspect, the belt includes an integrated key pad which overlies a plurality of key contacts of the signal receiving and generating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Julian Gartrell, Robert A. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 7085375
    Abstract: The present invention is a small-sized hinge device for connecting a first member and a second member rotating relatively to each other, such as a transmitter section and a receiver section of a twofold portable telephone, comprising a case body with baffle means mounted in one of the members, a fixed cam provided inside the case body, a shaft arrested by the case body with one end thereof passing through the fixed cam along its axial direction and the case body along its axial direction, an arresting body disposed in the other end of the shaft and attached to the other one of the members, a cam slider disposed to face the fixed cam and slide along an axial direction of the shaft with the rotation thereof arrested by the shaft, and a compression spring interposed resiliently between the cam slider and the arresting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Katoh Electrical Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Katoh
  • Patent number: 7082289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a folder driving device for a portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Hyeong Lim