Telephone Receiver Support Patents (Class 379/446)
  • Patent number: 10842023
    Abstract: A flexible screen support structure includes a first flexible board, a second flexible board, a side board, and a number of electromagnets. The second flexible board is arranged opposite to the first flexible board and defines a gap together with the first flexible board. The gap is filled with an electro-rheological fluid. The side board encloses outer peripheral sides of the first and second flexible boards and seals the gap. The electromagnets are secured to the first flexible board and located in the gap, each electromagnet has a support surface attached to the first flexible board and a side surface at an acute angle to the support surface, and the side surfaces of adjacent electromagnets are mutually attached by a magnetic force to cause the first flexible board to roll up. A flexible display screen module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugui Lin, Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10829057
    Abstract: A vehicular display system includes a movable body displaceable between an erect position and a tilted position, a first moving body disposed on the vehicle upper side of the movable body in the erect position, a second moving body disposed on the vehicle lower side of the movable body in the erect position, a drive device that displaces the movable body between the erect position and the tilted position, a guide device that guides the second moving body along the displacement operation of the movable body between the erect position and the tilted position, a display device that allows a user to view vehicle interior display information as if the information were displayed in an information display area of the movable body, and an elastic member that applies an elastic force between the movable body and the drive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Aono, Tomohiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10827620
    Abstract: A support structure for supporting a flexible display screen includes a first flexible board, a second flexible board, a side board, and a number of electromagnets. The second flexible board is arranged opposite to the first flexible board and defines a gap together with the first flexible board. The gap is filled with an electro-rheological fluid. The side board encloses outer peripheral sides of the first and second flexible boards and seals the gap. The electromagnets are secured to the first flexible board and located in the gap, each electromagnet has a support surface attached to the first flexible board and a side surface at an acute angle to the support surface, and the side surfaces of adjacent electromagnets are mutually attached by a magnetic force to cause the first flexible board to roll up. A flexible display screen module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugui Lin, Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10770853
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to an apparatus including an electrical power coupler for an electronic tablet computing device, the electronic tablet computing device having an electrical-power-capable receptacle, the electrical power coupler for a tablet case assembly, the tablet case assembly having an electrical-power-coupler docking bay, the electrical power coupler including a coupler plug sized and shaped to removably couple with the electrical-power-capable receptacle of the electronic tablet computing device, the electrical power coupler sized and shaped to removably couple with the electrical-power-coupler docking bay of the tablet case assembly; a first coupler electrode; and a second coupler electrode, the coupler plug being in electrical connection with the first coupler electrode and with the second coupler electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Lewis Piper, Michael Cooper Ferren, Jaimie Emerald Chan
  • Patent number: 10666309
    Abstract: A protective arrangement for an electronic device includes a flexible cover having a panel and a skirt that form an interior cavity to receive an electronic device; and an adapter fixedly positioned in the flexible cover and having a male plug with connectors extending into the interior cavity of the flexible cover for mating with a female socket of the device and a contactor with contacts adjacent outwardly from the flexible cover and electrically coupled to one or more of the connectors of the plug. A docking cradle or external adapter can receive the electronic device and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10630334
    Abstract: A protective arrangement for an electronic device includes a flexible cover having a panel and a skirt that form an interior cavity to receive an electronic device; and an adapter fixedly positioned in the flexible cover and having a male plug with connectors extending into the interior cavity of the flexible cover for mating with a female socket of the device and a contactor with contacts adjacent outwardly from the flexible cover and electrically coupled to one or more of the connectors of the plug. A docking cradle or external adapter can receive the electronic device and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10598199
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus includes a housing, two clamping arms, at least one manual actuator and a push member. The housing has a receiving area provided with a recessed region. The two clamping arms are assembled with the housing at two sides thereof, and are movably linked to each other via a main pinion disposed inside the housing. The push member is disposed in the recessed region and protrudes partially from the receiving area. When the push member is pressed toward an interior of the recessed region, the initial locking state is released so that the two clamping arms can move for clamping a mobile device. The manual actuator is assembled with the housing at a side thereof, and extends partially into the housing to mesh with the main pinion. A user can operate the manual actuator to concurrently drive the two clamping arms to open via the main pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 10585455
    Abstract: A docking cradle for a handheld computing device, such as a handheld controller, remote control, tablet computer, smartphone or other electronic device. The docking cradle is configured to be mountable to a horizontal mounting surface (e.g., a table or other horizontal surface), or a vertical mounting surface (e.g., a seatback or wall), while in either mounting orientation, the docking cradle holds the computing device in substantially the same orientation for convenient use and access by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Barnes
  • Patent number: 10481636
    Abstract: A computer docking station for supporting a portable computer includes a body with a cradle portion configured to support a portion of the portable computer, and an arm portion spaced from the cradle portion. A latching member is coupled with the arm portion and movable between a first position relative to the arm portion, in which the portable computer can be removed from the docking station, and a second position relative to the arm portion, in which the portable computer cannot be removed from the docking station. The computer moves the latching member from the second position to the first position, in a direction toward the cradle portion, as the computer is inserted into the docking station and the latching member automatically moves from the first position to the second position, in a direction away from the cradle portion, as the computer is fully inserted into the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GAMBER-JOHNSON LLC
    Inventor: Matthew S. Tarnoff
  • Patent number: 10454515
    Abstract: A protective arrangement for an electronic device includes a flexible cover having a panel and a skirt that form an interior cavity to receive an electronic device; and an adapter fixedly positioned in the flexible cover and having a male plug with connectors extending into the interior cavity of the flexible cover for mating with a female socket of the device and a contactor with contacts adjacent outwardly from the flexible cover and electrically coupled to one or more of the connectors of the plug. A docking cradle or external adapter can receive the electronic device and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 10357100
    Abstract: A locking arrangement for retaining a device to a housing. An example locking arrangement comprises a latch, a clip, and a retaining pin affixed to the clip. The at least one latch (a) comprises a latch engagement structure and (b) is moveable between a first position and a second position. The clip (a) comprises at least one clip engagement structure and (b) is moveable between a released position and a locked position when the latch is in the second position. When the latch is in the first position and the clip is in the locked position, the latch engagement structure engages the clip engagement structure, such that the locked position is configured to cause the retaining pin to engage the device. When clip is in the released position, the latch engagement structure does not engage the clip engagement structure and the retaining pin does not engage the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Beck Li, Carl Ma, Brad McDermott, Neil Mo
  • Patent number: 10305303
    Abstract: A method for a wireless charging receptacle is provided in the illustrative embodiments. An enclosure having a shape and a plurality of sides is formed to at least partially enclose a device while charging a rechargeable power source in the device. An opening is formed in the enclosure. the opening is located on a first side from the plurality of sides. The first side has a surface area less than a second surface area of a second side in the plurality of sides, the second surface area being largest of all surface areas of all sides in the plurality of sides. A wireless charging mechanism is configured relative to at least one of (i) the second side and (ii) a third side of the enclosure, wherein the wireless charging mechanism wirelessly supplies energy to a second wireless charging mechanism coupled with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jenifer Hopper, Mark A. Peloquin, Steven L. Pratt, Karl M. Rister
  • Patent number: 10228000
    Abstract: A magnetic fastener clip includes a cup having at least one hole, an overmold is attached to the cup and a magnet. The overmold has: a cup cover is injection molded on an outside portion of the cup, and an inner ring is injection molded on at least part of an inside portion of the cup. The inner ring is attached to the cup cover via the at least one hole. The magnet operably attaches into the inner ring. According to one embodiment, a turn coupler attaches to the cup cover. The magnetic fastener clip is operative for blind attachment into a structure, such as a vehicle chassis i.e. a pillar, door frame, chassis or roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TERMAX LLC
    Inventors: Michael Tirrell, Daniel James Dickinson, John Clasen
  • Patent number: 10017126
    Abstract: A smartphone holding device of a vehicle includes: a holder configured to hold a smartphone; a main body configured to receive the holder such that the holder is extendable from the main body; an actuator configured to generate a drive force causing vertical movement of the holder; and a vertical feeding member installed between the actuator and the holder and configured to vertically move the holder by the drive force from the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Dae Ig Jung, Hye Kyung Kim, Keon Soo Jin, Jae Seob Choi, Min Geun Oh, Won Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10020564
    Abstract: As the technology relating to controlling electromagnetic waves radiating from the mobile phone such as smart phone during a phone call, wide band waveguide that controls electromagnetic waves radiating from mobile phone and radiating them towards hand was invented. Distance between mobile phone, waveguide and hand is 3 to 6% of the wavelength. Hence, design in near field condition was a problem. This problem was solved by measurement and wide band near field waveguide in which metal sheet is processed was realized. The quantity of electromagnetic waves received by head is reduced to ¼- 1/10 within the entire frequency band used by the mobile phone based on adding this part to the mobile phone such as smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ISSIX WORLD, INC.
    Inventor: Kunio Hane
  • Patent number: 9981393
    Abstract: A remote attaching and detaching device which includes a camera module to substitute a worker's vision in such an environment where the worker's direct access to the in-cell is extremely limited or impossible. In a remote attaching and detaching device including a camera module for monitoring operating environment of a slave arm of a remote robot working in hazardous environment, the remote attaching and detaching device includes a fixing module fixed to a proximity of a gripper provided on the slave arm, and the camera module is attachable to and detachable from the fixing module, and provides visual in-cell information or situation about surroundings of the gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KOREA HYDRO AND NUCLEAR POWER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiho Kim, Jong Kwang Lee, Seung-Nam Yu, Byung Suk Park, Il-Je Cho, Hansoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9961425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of electro-acoustic products. Provided is a loudspeaker module, comprising a first cover (10) and a second cover (20) combined together; the first cover (10) and the second cover (20) enclose an inner cavity of the module; the inner cavity of the module houses a loudspeaker unit (30) therein; the loudspeaker module further comprises a fastener assembly used to fasten to a fixed structure of an electronic device and thus fix the loudspeaker module to the electronic device. The loudspeaker module solves the technical problem in the prior art of insecure engagement between a loudspeaker module and an electronic device. The loudspeaker module is securely engaged with the electronic device and is easy to install, thus effectively extending the service life of the electronic device installed with the loudspeaker module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ling Wan, Jingwei Wang, Hua Shi
  • Patent number: 9961306
    Abstract: An apparatus for a mobile device, the holder including: a support structure including a mounting apparatus, adapted for fixing the apparatus in place within an interior space, a coupling mechanism adapted for removeably coupling the mobile device to the support structure, and a control unit housing; a processor unit, housed in the housing; a wireless transceiver, operationally coupled to the processor unit and configured to communicate with the mobile device; and a speaker, operationally coupled to the processor unit and the wireless transceiver and configured to output audio data received from the mobile device by the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Yaron Lev, David Ben Shitrit
  • Patent number: 9916013
    Abstract: An in-flight entertainment system remote controller has a control unit with a generally planar configuration. The control unit has a gaming controls side, an opposed keyboard side, and a top edge segment between the gaming controls side and the keyboard side. A dock is mounted to a passenger seat structure, and defines an open receptacle that is receptive to the control unit. The dock defines an insertion axis that is substantially coplanar with the remote control unit when oriented for mounting. The top edge segment is exposed while the gaming controls side and the keyboard side are concealed, with the control unit in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Sizelove, Mehdi Izadyar, Marshal Perlman, Jared Randall, Jonah Griffith, Jeff Ladwig
  • Patent number: 9680516
    Abstract: A retaining arrangement for a mobile communication device has an accommodating means which accommodates a mobile communication device. The retaining arrangement includes a retaining setting in which the mobile communication device is retained in the accommodating means, and a release setting which allows the mobile communication device to be inserted into the accommodating means. The retaining arrangement is characterized by a locking means which can be moved into a locking setting and into an unlocking setting, wherein the accommodating means can be moved out of the release setting into the retaining setting only when the locking means is in the unlocking setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Bury Sp.z.o.o.
    Inventors: Jacek Brzana, Roman Piekarz
  • Patent number: 9671827
    Abstract: A driving assistance device includes a housing, a controller, a plug connector, and a power line. The controller is received in the housing and includes a microprocessor, a supply line, a signal line, and a storage module. The storage module is electrically coupled to the microprocessor. The plug connector is assembled within the housing, and electrically coupled to the microprocessor via the supply line and the signal line. The power line is electrically coupled to the supply line. The present disclosure further discloses a driving assistance system and a vehicle employing the driving assistance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuang-Yao Liao
  • Patent number: 9661116
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiautomatic slide case for a mobile phone, which is capable of being semi-automatically slid by applying a slidable hook to a card-receptible mobile phone slide case to open and close a card receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ISPEAKER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 9548782
    Abstract: A smart phone holder which is mounted to a fixed structure of a vehicle body at a front side of a vehicle to support a smart phone may include a fixing link fixedly mounted to the fixed structure of the vehicle body, and first, second, and third link members forming a four-node link structure with the fixing link together and configured to move the smart phone frontward or rearward of the vehicle by a linkage operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: YuSeorg Jeong
  • Patent number: 9509820
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for an in-vehicle computing system for selectively adjusting audio settings for speakers in a vehicle. In some embodiments, an in-vehicle computing system for a vehicle includes a processor, an external device interface communicatively coupleable to a mobile device, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to receive an indication of an incoming call directed toward the mobile device. The instructions are further executable to determine location information for the mobile device, correlate the mobile device with a selected speaker of the vehicle, the selected speaker being associated with the location information for the mobile device, and adjust, via the in-vehicle computing system, at least one audio setting for the selected speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Sreejit Gopinath
  • Patent number: 9501059
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mobile device includes extending a retractable mechanical actuator from a mobile device case and/or the mobile device. The method also includes manipulating an object with the retractable mechanical actuator when the retractable mechanical actuator is retracted. The retractable mechanical actuator is controlled via the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Donald Bolden Hutson
  • Patent number: 9469253
    Abstract: A holder device for a portable electronic apparatus for a motor vehicle. The device includes a stationary frame, secured to a structural element of the vehicle, and a drawer connected to the frame. The connection of the drawer to the frame is arranged such that the drawer is movable relative to the frame between a storage position and a usage position of the electronic apparatus. The connection provides a sliding movement between the storage and usage positions. In the usage position, a usage volume is at least partially delimited by the frame and the drawer. The portable electronic apparatus cam be maintained in the usage volume by a first and a second stop member coming into contact with the apparatus in at least two opposite points thereof and biased toward one another by at least one elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Christophe Brunard, Bruno Dinant, Daniel Rodriques
  • Patent number: 9456064
    Abstract: An apparatus for coupling a mobile device to an automobile console area comprising a mobile device element configured to adhere to a mobile device surface and defining a middle elongated shaped element aligned parallel between a right and a left elongated shaped element. A right score is configured to allow a right shoulder element and the right elongated shaped element to break away from the middle elongated shaped element. A left score is configured to allow a left shoulder element and the left elongated shaped element to break away from the left side of the middle elongated shaped element. A middle score is configured to allow a portion of the middle elongated shaped element to break away from a remainder of the middle elongated shaped element. A coupling element is configured to be removably coupled with a console area of an automobile and to the mobile device element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Shelby Mathew
  • Patent number: 9420907
    Abstract: A beverage bottle for a portable electronic device, includes a hand-held container comprising a surrounding wall and having a fluid compartment formed within the surrounding wall, and an accessible station integrated with the hand-held container, wherein the accessible station has a window cavity for accommodating the portable electronic device therein so as to allow the portable electronic device through the window cavity. Therefore, the portable electronic device is carried and protected by the container and is accessible through the accessible station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SIMPLE HAPPINESS & HEALTH
    Inventor: Zhenming Ni
  • Patent number: 9421920
    Abstract: The mobile device accessory includes a fixing plate to be fixed to a surface of a mobile device, a ring having an opening portion at a side thereof and a connecting member connecting the opening portion of the ring with the fixing plate such that the ring is configured to rotate to have various angles with respect to the fixing plate and an angle between the ring and the fixing plate is configured to maintain. Thus, the mobile device accessory may make the ring have various angles and the ring maintain a specific angle to carry or position the mobile device conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AAUXX KOREA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jintae Jang
  • Patent number: 9334679
    Abstract: An adjustable device holder includes a holder base including a bottom panel, a cover panel covering the bottom panel, two parallel sliding grooves located on the bottom panel and a shaft column located at the bottom panel between the sliding grooves, and an adjustment module including two adjustment plates slidably coupled to the sliding grooves and having a respective integrated tooth rack, two clamping members respectively pivotally connected to the adjustment plates for holding a mobile electronic device therebetween and a rotating wheel coupled to the shaft column of the holder base and having an integrated external ring gear meshed between the tooth racks of the adjustment plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Sung-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 9325837
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal dance method, where a first magnet is set at the bottom of a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal is placed in a base, and the base is set with a second magnet with a polarity opposite to a polarity of the first magnet; when a preset triggering condition is met, the mobile terminal sends a first control signal to control the polarity of the first magnet, such that the first magnet produces a polarity identical to the polarity of the second magnet. The disclosure further discloses a mobile terminal. With the mobile terminal and the dance method thereof as provided by the disclosure, a user may be provided with a brand new mode of prompting an incoming call, increasing user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhulin Huang
  • Patent number: 9310019
    Abstract: A multi-position holder for a mobile electronic device that includes: a base to provide an elevated platform for the mobile electronic device, where the base includes a top surface; a pair of flanges on each lateral side of the top surface, where each flange enables a screw to penetrate the base and the screw provides a stop for the electronic device; a first support at a first end of the base and said first support extends along a first side of the base, perpendicular to the flanges and rising vertically from the base, where the first support enables the mobile electronic device to rest in a vertical position; and a second support at a second end of the base and said second support opposes the first support, extends along a second side of the base, perpendicular to the flanges and rising vertically from the base, where the second support enables the mobile electronic device to rest in a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Howard McDonough
  • Patent number: 9278653
    Abstract: A fixing support is provided for a portable electronic device, in particular in a motor vehicle. The fixing support includes a fixed base for receiving the electronic device, a retainer movably mounted on the fixed base between an idle position to place the electronic device on the fixed base and an active position to retain the electronic device on the fixed base, and a one-way lock adapted to allow the retainer to move from the idle position toward the active position, while preventing the retainer from moving from the active position toward the idle position. A motor vehicle dashboard and a motor vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Sergio Da Costa Pito, Christian Brancheriau
  • Patent number: 9266664
    Abstract: A protective case for handheld devices with improved protection characteristics, durability, convenience of use, and functionalities without compromising aesthetics. The protective case includes a “glove” or “skin” piece of a softer material that substantially covers and grips the entire back of the electronic device, by wrapping over the edge of the electronic device (without obscuring the display/touch screen on the front of the device). One or more separate complementary frame pieces, braces and the like made of a hard material are attached over the glove piece, extending over a substantial area of the glove piece, thereby creating a robust interlocking hybrid structure. Openings are provided in the protective case to allow for user interaction with the device, including access to the interfaces (e.g., screens, buttons, sockets, etc.) provided on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SWITCHEASY LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Chi Vun Bau
  • Patent number: 9172782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flush mounting stand, hanger, carry handle for mobile device. The device has a unique attachment member which can perform as a stand to support the mobile device on a flat surface or perform hanging function to support the mobile device over an object such as a door handle, a cabinet handle, etc. The device according to the principles of the present invention comprises an attachment member that can bend around a hinge or stay straight as desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 9160831
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the operation of a portable terminal having a removable case is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of display units, each of the plurality of display units disposed in at least one of a front surface and a rear surface of the portable terminal, a detecting unit for detecting that at least one of the front or rear surfaces of the portable terminal is proximate to a corresponding cover of the removable case and a controller for activating a display unit disposed in one of the front and rear surfaces of the portable terminal when proximity of a corresponding cover of the removable case to said one of the front and rear surface is not detected. Accordingly, a user's ability to shift between screens is more easily performed and may be performed without a separate key input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwan-Gee Jang, Dong-Wook Kwon, Byung-Yeol Ko
  • Patent number: 9152177
    Abstract: A docking station (2) system for a tablet (1) having a data connector, said docking station (2) comprising: a substantially planar docking platform (4) for receiving a tablet (1), said docking platform (4) having an elevated retaining lip (6) extending along the lower edge of said docking platform (4) to engage at least one edge of said tablet (1), and one or more elevated guide rails (14); a cable slide (7) having a cable platform, said cable platform having one or more elevated cable tabs (12) for mechanically securing said unmodified tablet data cable (17) thereon, and a cable slide cover (10) for applying pressure to, in order to align the unmodified tablet data cable connector (18) to a tablet connector (16) of said tablet (1), and slide the cable slide (7) into said docking station (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: George Feldstein, Howard Balch
  • Patent number: 9062818
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus is provided, including a base unit, a movable unit, a carrier unit, a clamping element located on base unit and two stop elements located on carrier unit; wherein the base unit includes a placement surface for placing an electronic device; the movable unit partially extends into base unit and can move linearly; the carrier unit is detachably disposed at movable unit; the clamping element and stop elements protrude respectively on two sides of placement surface so that electronic device can be clamped between clamping element and two stop elements. The feature is that the stop elements have an arc shape and are partially engaged to carrier unit with elasticity to expand outward, and maximum clamping distance between two stop elements is increased when applying external force. As such, when the size of electronic device changes by protective cover, the clamping apparatus still maintains good clamping effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 8950717
    Abstract: A supporting device includes a holding module and a locating module. The holding module includes a rear shell and a front shell which have a bottom positioning shell and a top positioning shell covered to define a receiving chamber therebetween. The locating module is movably disposed in the receiving chamber and includes a supporting part, a slide part mounted on the supporting part and slidable forward and backward, a locating part fixed on the slide part and projecting out of the top positioning shell, and an elastic part clamped between the supporting part and the bottom positioning shell. The locating part is located in front of the front shell with a distance therebetween being adjustable by the locating part along with the slide part sliding forward and backward. The supporting part together with the slide part and the locating part can move upward and downward by the elastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung Cheng Chuang
  • Patent number: 8917866
    Abstract: A telephone uses a locking mechanism for a handset where the handset includes a receiver part and a microphone part. The receiver part defines a receiving groove facing the microphone part. The telephone set includes a holding part to hold the handset. The holding part includes a first portion. The first portion defines a recess to receive the receiver part, and an accommodating space to receive the locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is rotatably received in the accommodating space and is switchable between a first state and a second state. The locking mechanism has a locking block. In the second state, the locking block is locked in the receiving groove of the receiver part to prevent release of the handset from the telephone set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiao-Lun Chiang
  • Patent number: 8861714
    Abstract: The holder for a hand-held electronic communication device is lightweight and comprises a perforated faceplate and a base of ergonomic form symmetrically constructed for ambidextrous, hand-held use, shoulder support, and surface support in both portrait and landscape orientations. The faceplate incorporates two clamping mechanisms, one being operative for fixing its gripping part in selected positions of extension from the faceplate and the other dynamically adjusting to position its gripping part for cooperatively clamping the communication device therebetween. A peripheral gasket on the front of the faceplate cushions and positionally stabilizes the mounted device, and is formed to promote the projection of sound waves from under the mounted device. The base may have holes and/or an internal acoustic baffle to further promote the projection of sound waves from its cavity, and holes in the faceplate and/or the base may enhance aesthetic attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Leonard M. Leibenhaut, Paul Santarsiero
  • 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: 8750495
    Abstract: A telephone apparatus includes a phone body and an earpiece that is removably placed upright in the phone body. A supporting leg having a mounting surface that contacts a desk in a desk mount mode and that contacts a wall in a wall mount mode is provided on a sloped back side of the phone body so as to be turnable around a pivot. When the supporting leg is in a first turn position, a lower end of the slope of the phone body is substantially parallel to the mounting surface. When the supporting leg is in a second turn position after having turned through about 180 degrees from the first turn position, an upper end of the slope of the phone body becomes substantially parallel to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Daiichiro Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Haraguchi, Toshiya Sakai, Katsuhiko Uto, Tohru Sakata
  • Patent number: 8724801
    Abstract: Headgear for mounting a camera or other mobile media device is disclosed. The head gear includes a band for circling the head and means for enlarging or decreasing the diameter of the band to make it adjustable for various head sizes. A head mount is secured to the band for holding the device. The mount includes an enclosure with a flap for closing a pocket. The flap is secured to the mount proximate the head and folds over the front of the mount and is secured thereto to maintain the device in the pocket. The front of the pocket contains openings which are aligned with the lens of the held device to focus and record events in front of the user. The pocket has hinged side panels to allow expansion and contraction, caused by a bladder within, so that the camera may be pointed at a desired angle by the mount, thereby achieving the desired angle of view of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Freelander
  • Patent number: 8616327
    Abstract: A portable media player sound deflecting assembly includes a panel that has a front side, a back side, a first edge, a second edge, a bottom edge and an upper edge. A first lateral flange is attached to the first edge. The first lateral flange has a first side abutting the front side. The first lateral flange is angled forward of the front side such that an obtuse angle is formed with the front side and the first lateral edge. The first lateral edge deflects sound from a personal sound emitting apparatus forward of the panel when the personal sound emitting apparatus is positioned on the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Raul Palacios
  • Patent number: 8611529
    Abstract: A communication device is provided, which includes a communication unit performing data communication, a communication device main body accommodating the communication unit, a handset that is electrically connected with the communication unit and configured to be used for voice communication, a first side cover forming a first side wall of the communication device main body in a predetermined width direction of the communication device main body, an upper cover that is disposed over the first side cover and configured with a higher stiffness than the first side cover, a holder that is attached to the first side cover and configured to hold the handset on an upper surface of the holder, and a load transmission unit transmitting, to the upper cover, a load applied upward from a lower surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Xingjing Chen, Yasunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8600044
    Abstract: A telephone device comprises a base, a handset, and a supporting device secured to the base. The base comprises a first receiving portion and a hang-up button protruding out of the first receiving portion. The hang-up button is used for ending a call when being pressed. The handset comprises an earpiece received in the first receiving portion. When the supporting device is in a resisting position, the supporting device extends into the first receiving portion for supporting the earpiece to prevent the earpiece from pressing the hang-up button. When the supporting device is in an unresisting position, the supporting device retracts into the base for allowing the earpiece to press the hang-up button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhou Chen
  • Publication number: 20130108037
    Abstract: A telephone device comprises a base, a handset, and a supporting device secured to the base. The base comprises a first receiving portion and a hang-up button protruding out of the first receiving portion. The hang-up button is used for ending a call when being pressed. The handset comprises an earpiece received in the first receiving portion. When the supporting device is in a resisting position, the supporting device extends into the first receiving portion for supporting the earpiece to prevent the earpiece from pressing the hang-up button. When the supporting device is in an unresisting position, the supporting device retracts into the base for allowing the earpiece to press the hang-up button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: ZHOU CHEN
  • Patent number: 8422666
    Abstract: A wall mount telephone is for use with a socket panel that includes at least one socket receptacle selected from a power socket and a telephone socket. The wall mount telephone includes a base and a handset device. The base includes a mounting wall having a back side provided with a plug that is adapted for direct removable connection with the socket receptacle. The plug is one of a power plug and a telephone plug. The handset device is removably disposed on the base and includes a circuit board that is electrically coupled to the plug to receive a signal from the socket receptacle via the plug when the plug is connected to the socket receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Yomore Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zai-You Lin
  • 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