Support Or Stand Patents (Class 379/454)
  • Patent number: 9900041
    Abstract: A sled for retaining an electronic device positioned in a housing includes an elongated member, a plurality of support elements, a clasping mechanism, and a locking element. The elongated member includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The elongated member circumscribed by a perimeter portion. The plurality of support elements are positioned along the perimeter portion of the elongated member and are configured to support and/or retain the housing. The clasping mechanism is rotatable from a first position configured to retain the electronic device to a second position to release the electronic device. The locking element is adapted to engage the locking portion to selectively lock the clasping mechanism in the first position or the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TreeFrog Developments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Rayner
  • Patent number: 9783124
    Abstract: A vehicle console with a mobile device holder is disclosed. A mobile device holder for use in a vehicle is also disclosed. The mobile device holder may comprise a base having a compartment with an opening and a cover connected to the base and configured to move relative to the compartment from a closed position covering the opening to an open position where an underside of the cover is displayed. The cover may include a cradle on the cover underside configured to hold and display one or more mobile devices. The cradle may include an opening to allow a cable to be connected to one mobile device(s). The compartment may include an electronic port connectable to the cable. The mobile device holder may comprise a bin connected to the compartment and configured for holding the cable. The bin may include a cover member configured for providing access to the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Robert Catlin, Randal John VanHoof
  • Patent number: 9450634
    Abstract: An apparatus for housing an electronic device having a touchscreen and control features includes a top member and a bottom member. The top member includes a frame having a wall that extends to a ridge. The frame includes an opening overlaid with a flexible member to form a sealed button feature. The bottom member includes a rechargeable battery positioned between a front surface and a back surface. The rechargeable battery provides electrical power to the installed electronic device. The bottom member further includes a perimeter including a channel bounded by two walls. The channel receives the ridge of the top member. The channel includes a clasping mechanism for removably clasping the bottom member to the ridge of the frame of the top member. The channel also includes a gasket for sealing against the ridge of the frame of the top member to seal the bottom member with the top member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: TreeFrog Developments, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Rayner
  • Patent number: 9403490
    Abstract: A method is provided for mounting a mobile communications device (404) on a substrate. In accordance with the method, a holder (401) is provided which includes (a) a back wall (407) having attaching means thereon for releasably attaching the holder to a substrate, and (b) a front wall (405) opposing said back wall, said front wall extending only partially across a surface of said mobile communications device when said mobile communications device is disposed in said holder. The holder is releasably mounted on an interior surface of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: MobiValet Inc.
    Inventors: Clay J. LaFargue, Danielle M. LaFargue
  • Patent number: 9400078
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention can be categorized as aids and/or docking assemblies for handheld electronic devices. The docking assembly described herein serves at least as (a) an aid for holding and using handheld computing appliances, and/or (b) a protective case for handheld computing appliances, and/or (c) a stand for handheld computing appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: AMBULANT, INC.
    Inventors: Harry William McGowan, Joseph Cole McGowan
  • Patent number: 9369555
    Abstract: A stand mechanism includes a shell for connection with an electronic device and having an outer surface and a bottom end connected to the outer surface, and a supporting leg including a connecting end surface, a supporting end portion opposite to the connecting end surface, and opposite first and second surfaces extending between the connecting end surface and the supporting end portion. A fixing unit interconnects the shell and the supporting leg. The supporting leg is selectively secured to the shell at a first or second position, where the first or second surface faces the bottom end. The outer surface is inclined with respect to the flat surface at a first or second angle when the supporting leg is at the first or second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiao-Feng Zhang, Cheng-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 9195279
    Abstract: A docking sleeve has an elastomeric protective cover, or skin, adapted for partially enveloping a portable electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet or another portable electronic device of the prior art having a port for a docking connector. The protective cover is a sheath molded of a suitable elastic or flexibly resilient elastomer in a size and shape to fit over and closely conform to the particular portable electronic device so that the cover fits the device like a surgical glove. An adapter is provided for electrically connecting to the female input/output socket of the particular electronic device, including a male plug having a plurality of electrical connectors extended internally of the sheath and arranged for mating with the female input/output socket of the device, and a plurality of contacts electrically coupled to different ones of the plurality of electrical connectors and exposed externally of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: National Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Carnevali, Chad Michael Remmers, Aaron Michael Hersey
  • Patent number: 9097380
    Abstract: The invention is a security bracket for a retail display. The security bracket has guide pins extending laterally outwardly from each side of a base member. Sliding blocks are mounted to each pair of guide pins. The sliding block also carries a vertical arm that may be adjusted upwardly or downwardly. Adjustment of the sliding blocks relative to a hand-held allows the security bracket to be used for mounting hand-helds with different footprints to a retail display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Mobile Tech, Inc.
    Inventor: Wade Wheeler
  • Patent number: 9088640
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device cradle for use with smart phones, tablets, MP3 players and other electronic devices. In one example, the cradle is configured to be in the form of common household furniture and includes recesses allowing the phone to be received or docked in an upright position or on the phones side. The cradle may include a charging device allowing several different ways to charge the phone and illumination features to enhance the look and functionality of the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: PHONITURE, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Staebler
  • Patent number: 9084041
    Abstract: A water resistant holder with a speaker for electronic products, which is used to contain a portable electronic product, and is designed to be water resistant by way of the provision of the base that can be disposed at an appropriate angle and simultaneously allows the sound to be amplified and played out through the base; said holder includes a base and a cover for mounting on the base, wherein the base is provided on its top with a platform, which has a surrounding groove for receiving the edge of the cover for fastening purpose; the interior of the platform has locking pieces accommodating to the portable electronic product, and has a sound receiving hole at an appropriate position for connecting to the sound outlet; the sound receiving hole is connect to the loudspeaker hole via a through path in the speaker under the base, such that the sound can be amplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rideman Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 9080714
    Abstract: Adjustable portable device holder systems and methods are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, an adjustable portable device holder includes an adjustable clamping element and a rotatable mounting element attached to the adjustable clamping element for removably securing a portable device to the adjustable portable device holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kenu, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Y. Minn, David E. Yao
  • Patent number: 9004434
    Abstract: A cradle includes a cradle body having a push button and a pair of holding arms facing each other in a compressed state by first elastic members in the cradle body, receding from each other while the push button is being pressed, and advancing toward each other while applying pressure to the holding arms to hold a portable body mounted on the cradle body. A driver is disposed in the cradle body and in interaction with the pair of holding arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Cheol Kang, Won-Tae Kim, Chung-Keun Yoo
  • Patent number: 8985543
    Abstract: An apparatus and/or systems related to a case for a mobile device. A protective case may include a stand portion which slides out to an open position for propping up the mobile device at a predetermined angle for viewing by a user. The stand portion has springs which hold the stand portion in the open position or a closed position. As the user switches the viewing orientation of the mobile device (e.g., by physically rotating the mobile device 90 degrees), the stand portion continues to prop up the mobile device at the predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Superior Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: George Chen, Mervyn Cheung
  • Patent number: 8973928
    Abstract: A baby carriage includes a frame and an accommodating mechanism. The accommodating mechanism is disposed on the frame and used for accommodating a mobile device. The accommodating mechanism includes a base and a clamping member. The clamping member is movably disposed on the base and used for clamping the mobile device on the base. This invention also discloses an accommodating mechanism having two crossing recesses for accommodating the mobile device in different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventor: Dylan Anthony Mellinger
  • Patent number: 8960623
    Abstract: An adapter apparatus interfaces an accessory including a portable handheld device and a mounting product for a physically secure and stabilized assembly for stabilized, hands-free functionality. The adapter apparatus is ergonomically designed to enable optimal viewing angles of a portable handheld device as well as facilitate neutral postures of a user through elevation of the portable handheld device to improve head and neck posture of a user thereby increasing comfort and minimizing neck pain of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Kurt A Woolford
  • 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: 8750945
    Abstract: The device (10) comprises a casing (12) accommodating a microphone (14), a sound reproduction transducer (16), a plurality of control buttons (18, 20, 22, 24), a printed board carrying electronic circuits, a power battery, as well as, possibly, operation indicators (26, 28), an external connector and a near-field communication antenna. The casing is in the form of an elongated band bended on itself in such a manner to form a clamp having laterally a U-shaped profile, a first branch (32) carrying the transducer and a second branch (34) carrying the microphone. The bended band has in the central region a transverse discontinuity (36) mechanically separating the two branches and acoustically decoupling the transducer and the microphone from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Parrot
    Inventor: Karim Fargeau
  • Publication number: 20140140501
    Abstract: A headset base unit (2) comprising a base housing (4), a headset holder (5, 38) for holding a headset (3). The headset base unit (2) has control means (9), by means of which an audio channel can be opened between the headset (3) and a selected one of the telecommunication devices (9, 10, 11), and a display unit (39) with a display (6) adapted for displaying device icons (12, 13, 14) representing connected telecommunication devices (9, 10, 11). A further communication system (95) comprising a headset system (1) and a cordless telephone (109). The headset system (109) comprises a wireless headset (3) with a headset transceiver (51) and a headset base unit (2) with headset base transceiver means (27, 28). The handset transceiver (103) and the telephone base transceiver means (100) can be connected by a second radio link (96) according to the first radio standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Tomasz Goldman, Claus Tondering, Henning Toft Schwarz, Bo Schmidt, Stefan Heise
  • Patent number: 8727290
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a mounting device for supporting a tablet computer while freeing the hands of a user. The mounting device includes an attaching means for temporary or permanently attaching the system to a surface or object, a holding device for safely holding the tablet computer in place, and a flexible connector attached to the holding device via a swivel joint connector and extending between the holding device and attaching means. The swivel joint and flexible connector provide the combinational benefit of adjusting the position of the tablet computer. The attaching means may include a wall mount or spring clamp. The holding device includes a number of different embodiments one of which includes a pair of audio speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Carlos De La Matta, Mohamad Samhoury
  • 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: 8693680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a telephone and it is an object to make a speech without dropping a telephone even when the telephone miniaturized. Then, in order to achieve the object, the present invention includes a main body case 5, a microphone 8 and a receiver 9 provided on a front surface side of the main body case 5. A display part 7 is arranged between the receiver 9 and the microphone 8. The microphone 8, the receiver 9 and the display part 7 are provided on the front surface of the main body case 5, 50 or 51. On a back surface of the main body case 5, 50 or 51, a slip preventing part 13 that prevents the telephone from being dropped is provided. The slip preventing part 13 is arranged in an opposite side to the display part 7 on the back surface of the main body case 5, 50 or 51.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihide Mori, Masanori Settsu, Kouji Fukushima, Yasunori Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 8668179
    Abstract: A mounting device that securely supports an electronic device to a surface such as a vehicle dashboard. The mounting device comprises a flexible base for placement on a mounting surface and a bendable frame attached to or otherwise coupled with the base to permit the base to be shaped to at least partially conform to contours on the mounting surface. The base may be partially formed of a material that provides sufficient friction between its lower surface and the mounting surface to resist unwanted movement. The frame may be formed of aluminum and may include a central portion and a plurality of appendages each independently movable about at least two axes of movement. Each of the appendages may include a connecting link joined to the central portion and a pair of arms extending from the connecting link and movable relative to one another and relative to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Joshua A. Corn, Jeffrey D. Minelli, Brian G. Schoenfish, Marcus A. Moilanen, Stephen P. Waite
  • Patent number: 8632041
    Abstract: A cradle for a portable terminal is disclosed. The cradle may include a bottom portion, a first support portion, and a second support portion. The bottom portion may have a frictional surface on top and bottom surfaces thereof. The first support portion may be located at one side end of the bottom portion and may face the bottom portion. The first support portion may have resilience for deformation and can support a portable terminal. The bottom portion, the first support portion, and the second support portion can support the cradled portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Young Ahn, Young-Ju Yeo, Chang-Hwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 8567737
    Abstract: A clamping device is used for clamping an object. The clamping device includes a main body, an actuating mechanism, and two clamping arms. The actuating mechanism is disposed within the main body. The actuating mechanism includes a gear and cam, which are coaxial with each other. Each of the two clamping arms has an extension part. The two extension parts are engaged with two opposite sides of the gear. In a case that the engaging element is engaged with the cam, the two clamping arms are in an open status. In a case that the engaging element is disengaged with the cam, the gear is driven by the cam to be rotated. As the gear is rotated, the two extension parts are towed to be linearly moved. Consequently, the two clamping arms are switched from the open status to a clamping status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8538010
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly includes a cover plate having a front wall and a rim surrounding a perimeter of the front wall. The rim has a rim opening therethrough. The front wall has a pair of mounting posts extending therefrom that are configured to be received in keyholes of a phone to support the phone. A subplate configured to be mounted to a wall outlet. The subplate has an end wall and a base with a base opening therethrough and the subplate is configured to hold a modular jack. The cover plate is coupled to the subplate such that the rim and base openings are aligned with one another and are configured to receive a patch cord therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Brian K. Davis, Greg Garrett, Gary Bowman, Robert Ashby
  • Patent number: 8520838
    Abstract: A device for providing a stand with legs to support a cell phone on a flat surface, which stand may be pivoted into a spacer to maintain spacing between the phone and a user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew W. Madden
  • Patent number: 8369547
    Abstract: Disclosed is an enclosure for a communication device. The enclosure comprises: a casing for the communication device, the casing having a back side and a casing opening in the back side; a speaker mounted inside the casing and in communication with the casing opening; and a cover shaped to mate with and to cover the casing opening. The cover has: a central portion; a first rail protruding outwardly from a surface of the cover and located in the central portion; a second rail protruding outwardly from the surface and located in the central portion; and a speaker grill having an opening therein providing an air channel for the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Cortez Corley, Frank Tyneski, Norman Ladouceur, Larry Hawker
  • Patent number: 8360382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stand assembly for supporting an electronic device. The stand assembly includes a main stand member and an auxiliary stand member. The main stand member includes a first stand and a second stand. The first stand is pivotally connected to the electronic device. The second stand is pivotally connected to the first stand and capable of sliding relative to the electronic device. The auxiliary stand member is pivotally connected to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Ming Wu, Ker-How Lu
  • Patent number: 8345845
    Abstract: An improved public intercom system is described which has a sealed enclosure including an extruded chassis having a front wall and a rear wall. The front wall has an interface panel and a viewing panel mounted within cutouts. A plurality of axially aligned module cover plates supporting system components are mounted over cutouts in the rear wall. The interface includes a speaker, a microphone, a call initiation means, and a camera positioned to acquire images of the area in front of the interface panel. One of the cover plates including an outer surface with heat dissipation protrusions, with a blower located on said rear wall being oriented to direct air across the protrusions to extract heat from the chassis interior. A two-way communication means is mounted on a module plate and programmed to initiate a call to a pre-programmed receiver responsive to a command from the call initiation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Boyce Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Boyce, David Boyce
  • Patent number: 8297294
    Abstract: A rechargeable power source, which is detachably coupled with a shading device to electrically connect with an electrical arrangement thereof, includes a rechargeable battery unit having a battery terminal arranged to contact with the electrical terminal of the electrical arrangement, and a locking arrangement which contains a releasable locker to detachably couple the rechargeable battery unit with the shading device and to ensure the battery terminal being contact with an electrical terminal of the electrical arrangement so as to electrically connect the rechargeable battery unit with the electrical arrangement. Therefore, the electrical arrangement of the shading device is powered by the rechargeable battery unit to eliminate the power extension to the external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Wanda Ying Li
  • Patent number: 8300804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a communication instrument mounting apparatus comprising a mounting bracket having one or more mounting members shaped to engage the rear portion of a communication instrument. The mounting bracket of the present invention provides mounting sleeves for receiving mounting members. Such sleeves may be utilized to releasably attach the mounting bracket of the present invention directly to a mounting surface and/or a conventional input junction box. The mounting member of the present invention provides walls defining at least one cavity through which input cables may be inserted. In one embodiment, the cavity of the present invention has a generally rectangular configuration and is positioned upon the mounting bracket so as to be adjacent to one or more attachment ports of the instrument. The relative positioning of the cavity allows cables to be connected and/or disconnected in a convenient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Arminius Select Services Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Forrest Powell, Gregory Edward Berger, Nicholas Gibson Burgell, Michael Edward Searcy
  • Patent number: 8276865
    Abstract: A holding device includes a holder, a connecting body, and a base. The base has a first meshing portion. The connecting body is disposed between the holder and the base, and it has a pivotal element, a limiting portion, and a second meshing portion. The second meshing portion is disposed on the limiting portion. Two ends of a surface of the pivotal element are pivotally connected with the base and the limiting portion, respectively, and thus the base and the limiting portion may rotate relative to the pivotal element. When the limiting portion rotates relative to the pivotal element, the second meshing portion is meshed with or detached from the first meshing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ting-Fang Hsieh, Chun-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 8256568
    Abstract: A protective sleeve having an external sound-amplifying member is configured to cover a portable electronic product having an audio port, and it includes a covering element covering the portable electronic product and a sound-amplifying member. A surface of the covering element is provided with a connecting hole in communication with the audio port. The sound-amplifying member is hollow and connected to the outside of the covering element. One end of the sound-amplifying member is formed into an insertion section inserted into the connecting hole, and the other end thereof is formed into a sound-amplifying section. The sound of the portable electronic product is emitted from the audio port and amplified through the sound-amplifying member and the sound-amplifying section. By this structure, an external loud speaker is unnecessary, and the protective sleeve itself can generate a sufficient sound-amplifying effect, thereby increasing the functionality and practicability of the protective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8254567
    Abstract: Telecommunications mounting case includes an enclosure containing a mounting plate having a grid pattern of crisscrossing horizontal and vertical slots or grooves extending partway through the mounting plate. The crisscrossing slots or grooves have a substantially uniform spacing therebetween in increments of the spacing between screw mounts on respective vertical and horizontal telecommunications devices mountable within the case. Each of the slots or grooves has substantially uniformly spaced apart side walls with a spacing therebetween that is somewhat less than the thread diameters of a range of different sized mounting screws used to attach the telecommunications devices to the mounting plate to enable the mounting screws to bite into the side walls when started by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mulitlink, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Kaplan, Frank C. Wimler, III
  • Patent number: 8177111
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device vehicle holder is used to hold a handheld electronic device having a loudspeaker. The handheld electronic device vehicle holder includes a holding body, and the holding body has a sound guiding groove extending to the edge of the holding body. When the handheld electronic device is place on the holding body, the sound outlet of the loudspeaker of the handheld electronic device is placed in the sound guiding groove. Then, sounds produced from the handheld electronic device are guided to the edge of the holding body through the sound guiding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Liang Yeh
  • Patent number: 8153893
    Abstract: A patching system includes network equipment in a cabinet; a first patch panel cabinet; a second patch panel cabinet; a vertical patch panel mounted between the first patch panel cabinet and the second patch panel cabinet, the vertical patch panel having telecommunications connectors mounted therein; and a vertical cable manager mounted adjacent to one of the first patch panel cabinet and the second patch panel cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Siemon Company
    Inventors: Darren McSorley, Randy J. Below, Peter Thickett, Michael Boisseau, Lyle Menard
  • Publication number: 20120033802
    Abstract: Telecommunications mounting case includes an enclosure containing a mounting plate having a grid pattern of horizontal and vertical slots or grooves extending partway through the mounting plate. The slots or grooves have a substantially uniform spacing therebetween in increments of the spacing between screw mounts on respective vertical and horizontal telecommunications devices mountable within the case. Each of the slots or grooves has substantially uniformly spaced apart side walls with a spacing therebetween that is somewhat less than the thread diameters of a range of different sized mounting screws used to attach the telecommunications devices to the mounting plate to enable the mounting screws to bite into the side walls when started by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Steven E. Kaplan, Frank C. Wimler, III
  • Patent number: 8099138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding device comprising a receiving system for receiving a mobile telephone (30, 30?) provided with a device fort the wireless transmission of data and voice signals. Said holding device comprises a housing (1), an interface for a handsfree device, and a device for controlling the charging of a battery of the mobile telephone (30, 30?). The aim of the invention is to provide a holding device which enables different mobile telephones (30, 30?) to be held and operated. To this end, the receiving system can be adjusted in such a way as to receive different-sized mobile telephones (30, 30?), the holding device has an electrical output with an electrical power that can be used for charging the battery, and the device for controlling the charging is arranged in a cable (9) which is used specifically for the mobile telephone (30, 30?) and can be connected to the output on one end thereof and to the mobile telephone (30, 30?) on the other end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bury Sp.z.o.o.
    Inventor: Roman Piekarz
  • Patent number: 8081786
    Abstract: Disclosed is an enclosure for a speaker for a communication device. The enclosure comprises: a surface; a speaker grill located in the surface, the grill having an opening therein providing an air channel to the speaker; and at least one structure located in a first region in the surface and protruding from the surface. The enclosure is shaped such that when the enclosure is placed on a flat surface with the surface facing the flat surface, the structure causes the surface to be canted from the flat surface to expose the speaker grill to ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: Cortez Corley, Frank Tyneski, Norman Ladouceur, Larry Hawker
  • Patent number: 8061516
    Abstract: A quick release device holder for portable electronics devices that protects soft and impressionable housing materials from damage during insertion and removal. The quick release device holder includes a backing plane formed with a substantially rigid spine portion and a receiver pocket adjacent to a first end thereof. One or more latching arms extend from the backing plane spaced away from the receiver pocket, each of the one or more latching arms further including a resiliently flexible stem portion coupled to the backing plane and having a head portion spaced away from the backing plane. The head portion further includes one or more rollers coupled thereto in a position spaced away from an interior surface of the backing plane, and a retention tongue between the one or more rollers and the interior surface of the backing plane and being set back from a circumference of the one or more rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8056714
    Abstract: A quick release device holder for portable electronics devices that protects soft and impressionable housing materials from damage during insertion and removal. The quick release device holder includes a backing plane formed with a substantially rigid spine portion and a receiver pocket adjacent to a first end thereof. One or more latching arms extend from the backing plane spaced away from the receiver pocket, each of the one or more latching arms further including a resiliently flexible stem portion coupled to the backing plane and having a head portion spaced away from the backing plane. The head portion further includes one or more rollers coupled thereto in a position spaced away from an interior surface of the backing plane, and a retention tongue between the one or more rollers and the interior surface of the backing plane and being set back from a circumference of the one or more rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Publication number: 20110261952
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly includes a cover plate having a front wall and a rim surrounding a perimeter of the front wall. The rim has a rim opening therethrough. The front wall has a pair of mounting posts extending therefrom that are configured to be received in keyholes of a phone to support the phone. A subplate configured to be mounted to a wall outlet. The subplate has an end wall and a base with a base opening therethrough and the subplate is configured to hold a modular jack. The cover plate is coupled to the subplate such that the rim and base openings are aligned with one another and are configured to receive a patch cord therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Brian K. DAVIS, Greg GARRETT, Gary BOWMAN, Robert ASHBY
  • Patent number: 8041029
    Abstract: A mounting device comprises a base for placement on a vehicle dashboard or other surface; an attachment mechanism positioned on the base for removably coupling with the electronic device; a battery system including a rechargeable battery positioned within the base or the attachment mechanism for providing power to the electronic device when it is coupled to the attachment mechanism; and at least one solar cell positioned on or incorporated into the base or the attachment mechanism for charging the rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Michael R. Wiegers
  • Patent number: 8011636
    Abstract: A telephone with a stand has a rear case and a stand leg swingably connected to the rear case. The rear case includes an embossed portion disposed in the center of a back wall thereof, two swing pivots protrudingly arranged in respective lateral faces of the embossed portion, and V-shaped grooves formed in the back face adjacently to the pivots. The stand leg has two main legs and an auxiliary leg connecting the main legs to each other. Each of the main legs has a locking claw protruding from a tip end thereof and engaged with one of the V-shaped grooves, and a guide groove formed in the distal end of the main leg. The guide groove includes a main groove portion extending in the longitudinal direction of the main leg and a sub groove portion orthogonal to the main groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukuda, Tomoharu Iekushi
  • Patent number: 7986777
    Abstract: A stand allows a user to quickly and easily set the angular orientation of a telephone or other piece of equipment relative to a support surface (e.g. a desktop). The stand is fastened to, and removed from, the equipment without the use of tools by a magnetic attraction. The stand allows a user to tilt the equipment at one of two user-selected angles, to improve access to keys of the equipment and/or to reduce glare on the equipment's display. The display may also be tiltable. The stand provides for at least two course angle adjustments of the tilt of the equipment by the selected orientation of the stand and/or the selected attachment position of the stand relative to the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Daly, Brian Dinicola, James Farber, Antoinette Mazza, Wolfgang Schneider, Claus-Christian Eckhardt
  • Patent number: 7973513
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes a battery, a positive node and a negative node and logic configured to send a first signal through the positive node into a charging surface; send a second signal through the negative node into the charging surface; receive current from the charging surface in response to the first and second signals; and charging the battery with the received current from the charging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Anders Wihlborg, Jonas Claesson
  • Patent number: 7940925
    Abstract: The clip-mount operates with a button mount and includes a body defining a locking cavity for the button and a resilient locking tongue therein. The tongue biases the button into a locking position. The tongue includes at least one cam surface. A movable cam actuator on the body includes another cam surface which coacts with the first cam permitting the tongue to flex from a locking to an unlocking position. An enhancement includes one cam and cam follower, to flex the tongue from the locking to the unlocking position, and a second cam and cam follower to flex the tongue to a button locking position. The method includes biasing the button to a locking position, providing a sloped cam surface on the resilient locking tongue and moving a second cam surface over the tongue cam surface thereby flexing the tongue from a locked to a button release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: A.G. Findings & Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Harold S. Goradesky
  • Patent number: 7899181
    Abstract: A vehicular holding module includes a frame for holding an electronic device, and a display device. The electronic device has a screen. The display device is disposed at a side of the frame for zooming information displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Yeh, Ting-Fu Lee, Chia-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 7828259
    Abstract: An electronic device holder includes: a base; a pivot seat extending uprightly from the base; first and second pivot joints; a connector having front and rear end portions, the rear end portion of the connector being pivoted to the pivot seat through the first pivot joint so as to permit rotation of the connector relative to the pivot seat about a first axis; and a device holding seat having front and rear sides. The rear side of the device holding seat is pivoted to the front end portion of the connector through the second pivot joint so as to permit rotation of the device holding seat relative to the connector about a second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chen-Hsing Wang, Chia-Lin Lee
  • Patent number: 7778411
    Abstract: A universal stand is provided integrating a microphone array for use with a variety of telephone sets. The stand includes an enclosure having a surface for supporting a telephone set, and a cable for transmitting signals detected by the microphone array to the telephone set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Stephane Dedieu, Philippe Moquin