Housing Or Support Patents (Class 455/575.1)
  • Patent number: 10779075
    Abstract: The present specification discloses an incoming/outgoing-talk unit having an ear-hook unit, a cartilage conduction vibration unit that makes contact with ear cartilage in a state where the hook unit is hooked to the ear, an outgoing-talk unit, and a unit for performing short-range wireless communication with the mobile telephone. Further disclosed is an incoming-talk unit having an ear-hook unit, and a cartilage conduction vibration unit for transmitting cartilage conduction from outside of ear cartilage in a state where the hook unit is hooked to the ear. Also disclosed is an incoming-talk unit having a three-dimensional viewing adjustment unit, a temple having a unit for adjusting contact of eyesight-adjusting eyeglasses with the temple when the unit is superposedly mounted on the eyesight-adjusting eyeglasses; and an audio information output unit provided to the temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masashi Morimoto, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10778883
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image-taking apparatus wherein a first actuation of a control element locks image-taking parameters and a subsequent actuation of this control element causes a picture to be taken. In one embodiment, the apparatus is a cellular telephone equipped with a camera wherein a first press on the volume up button locks focus and exposure. The photographer can then recompose the picture according to the ‘half-press’ technique and take a picture with a subsequent press on the volume up button. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Promanthan Brains LLC, Series Click only
    Inventor: Oliver Markus Haynold
  • Patent number: 10761570
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a hollow display cover structure. The hollow display cover structure may be formed from a structure having an inner surface. The structure may be an elongated member having a longitudinal axis. A material such as sapphire, other crystalline materials, or other transparent materials may be used in forming the hollow display cover structure. A flexible display layer such as an organic light-emitting diode display layer or other flexible display structure may be wrapped around the longitudinal axis to cover the interior surface of the hollow display cover structure. The electronic device may have a touch sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and other sensors for gathering input such as user input. The electronic device may use one or more sensors to gather information on rotational motion of the device and can display content on the flexible display layer accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Myers, Derek Wright, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Patent number: 10764417
    Abstract: A system for a dual mobile utility and transportation device including a clamping frame assembly and a plate assembly is disclosed. The system results in a dual cellphone device for the usage and transportation the cellphone simultaneously. There is at least one of clamping frame assembly and plate assembly to couple multiple phones together. There is a first horizontally adjustable clamping frame having a bottom plate with integral mounting magnets. Also, a second horizontally adjustable clamping frame having a bottom plate with integral mounting magnets as well. The mounting magnets of the first horizontally adjustable clamping frame engage the mounting magnets of the second horizontally adjustable clamping frame to couple multiple mobile devices together. Coupling of the mobile devices can be done at different angles, even perpendicularly to allow for cameras of the mobile devices to be usable without any obstructions. The system functions with mobile devices of different dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Malach
  • Patent number: 10763630
    Abstract: A connection system for a portable electronic device may allow for modular components to be coupled together. A primary module may comprise computing components, such as a processor, hard drive, wireless chip, battery, etc. Various secondary modules may be removably coupled to the primary module, such as batteries, charging stations, storage units, LTE hotspot devices, cover plates, cameras, virtual reality units, speakers, video screens, user interfaces, etc. The secondary modules may comprise connection posts which mate with receiving slots in the primary module to couple the primary and secondary components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FASETTO, INC.
    Inventors: Coy Christmas, Luke Malpass, Erik Jones
  • Patent number: 10754384
    Abstract: A display device may include: a window disposed on the display panel, including: a window base including a light transmission portion and a light blocking portion; a light blocking layer disposed on the light blocking portion of the window base, the light blocking layer including a touch key pattern portion; a printed circuit board disposed on the light blocking layer; a touch key light source disposed on the printed circuit board; a first light blocking member disposed on the printed circuit board and the touch key light source, including: a first distal end between the touch key light source and the light transmission portion of the window base; and a second distal end between the touch key light source and an edge of the window base; and a second light blocking member disposed between the second distal end of the first light blocking member and the light blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taeeun Kim, Yunoh Nam, Younbum Lee
  • Patent number: 10747182
    Abstract: An operation method of a watch-type mobile terminal including a display unit according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: recognizing a type of a bezel which is detachable from the display unit; receiving an input of at least one hard key included in the bezel; and performing a function corresponding to the type of the bezel on the basis of the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghoon Song, Jumin Chi, Yung Kim, Sooyoung Her
  • Patent number: 10748883
    Abstract: An encapsulation cover for an electronic package includes a cover body having a frontal wall provided with at least one optical element allowing light to pass through. The optical element is inserted into the encapsulation cover by overmolding into a through-passage of the frontal wall. A front face of the optical element is set back with respect to a front face of the frontal wall. The process for fabricating the encapsulation cover includes forming a stack of a sacrificial spacer on top of an optical element, with the stack placed into a cavity of a mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventors: Karine Saxod, Jean-Michel Riviere
  • Patent number: 10750629
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present invention comprises: an exterior housing including a first surface facing a first direction, and a second surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction; a display of which at least a part is exposed through the first surface; and a polymer plate which forms at least a part of the second surface of the housing. The polymer plate comprises: at least one opaque layer; at least one polymer layer that is translucent or transparent and is disposed on the at least one opaque layer; and a coating layer that is disposed on the at least one polymer layer and has a hardness greater than or equal to a selected hardness. Each of the at least one opaque layer, the at least one polymer layer, and the coating layer may comprise a first surface, and a second surface extending from the first surface so that at least a part thereof is bent. Other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Gyun Kim, Minjung Kim, Jeeyoung Oh, Gyoosug Lee
  • Patent number: 10736208
    Abstract: A printed wiring board 1 for high frequency transmission according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an insulating base material 10; a signal line 21 extending in a longitudinal direction of the insulating base material 10; ground wirings 31, 32 extending in the longitudinal direction while being spaced apart from the signal line 21 by a predetermined distance; a ground layer 40 formed on a major surface 10b; a plurality of ground connection vias 51 electrically connecting the ground wiring 31 and the ground layer 40; and a plurality of ground connection vias 52 electrically connecting the ground wiring 32 and the ground layer 40. A width of the ground wirings 31, 32 is smaller than a land diameter of the ground connection vias 51, 52. Then, the ground connection vias 51 and the ground connection vias 52 are arranged not to overlap each other in a width direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction throughout a cable portion 90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Takano, Yoshihiko Narisawa, Fumihiko Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10721500
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to presentation of live multimedia information via a live multimedia information system that includes a collecting device, and a standardization server. A live instruction sent by a live terminal is received; ambient information is recorded and multimedia information is obtained using the collecting device; the multimedia information, which may include audiovisual information to be presented in real time to remote viewers, is sent to the standardization server according to the live instruction, which may identify a destination for the multimedia information. The standardization server may send the multimedia information, which may be optimized for one or more playing terminals, to a playing terminal, and the playing terminal may receive and play the multimedia information for a remote audience. Playback quality is improved for live multimedia information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shangyou Han, Chao Sun, Zegao Yu
  • Patent number: 10719831
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and method for securely inputting user data from a user into a mobile device and also for generating user data to be input by a user into a mobile device. For example, there is provided a mobile device case for securely inputting user data from a user into a mobile device, the case comprising: a microcontroller, a communication module for communicating with the mobile device and a user interface to enable the user to input the user data. The microcontroller is preferably configured to receive the user data which is input by a user via the user interface, process said user data to create processed data and communicate said processed data to said mobile device. Alternatively, the microcontroller is configured to receive a request to generate the user data; generate said user data and display said user data on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cryptomathic Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Landrock, Mike Bond
  • Patent number: 10708470
    Abstract: This application discloses a camera module that incorporates a camera portion, a wireless antenna, a wireless transceiver and one or more infrared light emitting diodes (IR LEDs). The camera portion is configured to capture video data. The wireless transceiver is coupled to the wireless antenna and configured to communicate in a local wireless network. The wireless transceiver is configured to communicate the video data captured by the camera portion to a client device via a remote server. The client device is remote from the camera module, and the remote server is remote from the camera module and the client device. The IR LEDs are configured to illuminate a field of view with infrared light. In some implementations, the wireless transceiver is further configured to communicate the video data captured by the camera portion while the one or more IR LEDs illuminate the field of view with infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Duffy, Melissa D. McLean, Aamir S. Virani
  • Patent number: 10708395
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a body including a front surface and a back surface; a display screen including a first display region, a second display region, and a third display region connected sequentially, wherein the first display region is disposed on the front surface, and the second display region is made of a flexible material; and a first driving component, disposed on the body and connected with a first slider through a first telescopic part. In the present disclosure, by being provided with the driving component and the telescopic part inside the mobile terminal, and the driving component being controlled to drive the telescopic part to push or pull the slider, the display screen is expanded or contracted, thereby realizing automatic expansion or contraction of a flexible display screen without manual operation by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gaocai Han
  • Patent number: 10700727
    Abstract: A remote control arrangement has a protective/control receptacle and a mobile radio device for use as a remote control. The protective/control receptacle forms a closed peripheral cover on which a corner protector for holding corners of the mobile radio device is provided and has a receptacle-side control for controlling a device-side control on the mobile radio device. The receptacle-side control is operable from the outside. The receptacle-side control is haptically perceivable on the outer face of the cover and is used to control a virtual device-side control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Haug
  • Patent number: 10694013
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a waterproof structure of an electronic device with a fingerprint recognition sensor module. The electronic device may include: a housing including a first cover facing a first direction, a second cover facing a second direction opposite the first direction, and a lateral member facing a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions and disposed to surround at least part of a space between the first and second covers; a sensor module disposed between the first and second covers and mounted to be exposed through at least part of the second cover, the sensor module including a first structure; and a sealing member disposed between the second cover and the first structure and compressed due to assembly of the second cover to prevent moisture from penetrating into the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Young Lee, Myung Hyo Bae
  • Patent number: 10681192
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body and a second body movably connected to the first body via a connecting component. The first body includes at least a first display screen having a display area that is exposed from a first surface of the first body. The second body includes at least a second display screen that is exposed from a first surface of the second body and an acquisition apparatus that acquires images via at least a first window of the second body. The first window is arranged at a surface of the second body that is different from the first surface of the second body. The second body is movable from a first relative position with respect to the first body to a second relative position with respect to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengliu Lu, Hailong Wu
  • Patent number: 10678307
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a base, a first shaft structure, a second shaft structure, and a locking component. The second body is connected to the first body through the base. The first shaft structure includes a first shaft and a second shaft. The second body is pivoted to a first base portion of the base through the first shaft and a second base portion of the base through the second shaft. The second shaft structure includes a connecting component fixed to the first body and a third shaft pivoted to the first base portion and the connecting component. The first and second shafts are perpendicular to the third shaft. The locking component is slidably disposed between the second base portion and the first body and configured to lock or release a connection between the second base portion and the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Chen, Tzu-Chien Lai, Yen-Hsiao Yeh, Nien-Chen Lee, Yi-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 10673997
    Abstract: An accessory for a mobile electronic device includes a platform and a wallet. The platform is adapted to be attached to the mobile electronic device or a case for the mobile electronic device. The wallet is removably attached to the platform and configured to hold one or more objects associated with a user of the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa C. Cantoli-Alves, Randy Yang Chiang, Altan Nahum
  • Patent number: 10663775
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a display device, which relates to the display technology field and can alleviate or mitigate the problem that noise is generated by the rear housing due to vibration when the display device is displaying a picture with sound. The display device includes a display module and a rear housing cooperating with the display module. The display module includes a display surface and a non-display surface opposite to the display surface. The display device includes a buffer between the non-display surface of the display module and the rear housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongda Ma, Xinyin Wu, Jianbo Xian, Yong Qiao
  • Patent number: 10659855
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for voice activated devices with integrated heatsinks and speakers. In one embodiment, an example device may include a light ring, a first light emitting diode, a heatsink having a first side and a second side, and a speaker assembly coupled to the first side of the heatsink assembly. The heatsink and the speaker assembly together may form a first sealed cavity. The device may include a reflector component coupled to the second side and configured to direct light towards the light ring. The reflector component may optionally include a substantially linear member and a bent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Lemons, Christopher Nicholas Crawford, Miguel Virgen
  • Patent number: 10651263
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first substrate; a display area with a plurality of pixels on the first substrate; a pad portion adjacent to a first side of the display area and including a plurality of connecting pads positioned on the first substrate; a first common power wire positioned between the display area and the pad portion and connected to a first connecting pad as at least one of the plurality of connecting pads to receive a power voltage; a second common power wire positioned adjacent to a second side of the display area facing the first side; an encapsulation layer positioned on the display area to protect the plurality of pixels; and a first path wire including one end connected to a second connecting pad of the plurality of connecting pads and the other end connected to the second common power wire and positioned on the encapsulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Han Bae, Jung Ho Park, Jeong Kug Lee, Jae Won Choi
  • Patent number: 10637265
    Abstract: An example of a system includes a electronic device having a rechargeable battery, a charging module to charge the rechargeable battery and moveable between a retracted position and an extended position to provide a stand during charging of the rechargeable battery, and a communication module to wirelessly transfer and receive data during charging of the rechargeable battery. The example system also includes a charging mat to charge the rechargeable battery when the charging module is in the extended position and coupled to the charging mat and a docking module to wirelessly transfer data to and wirelessly receive data from the communication module of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Monji G Jabori, Bach Lien Nguyen, David Isaac Blatt
  • Patent number: 10623696
    Abstract: A method including a dedicated device for simple, automatic, and immediate communication system for protected persons, who may for short or long term benefit from assistance, with oversight by an administrator, who manages which persons are trusted to communicate with the protected person through the system. In particular, the present invention focuses on pervasive presence, the system does not go to sleep, continually monitoring and measuring objective and subjective aspects of the protected person's experiences, states, and system states, including health and communication measures, maintains a schedule with reminders, and a series of adaptive prompts, for example, medications and appointments, social activities and engagements, and automatically and in a simple manner, connects the protected person with trusted persons and authorized services and features through an adaptive customizable interface, by a variety of means such as touch, audio and visual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Paula Muller
  • Patent number: 10623539
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a body, a display screen and a functional assembly. The body includes a first surface and a second surface arranged opposite to each other. The screen is arranged on the body and located at one side of the first surface. The device includes a rotating block rotatably arranged on the second surface and a camera located on the block. The block can be rotated through a first position and a second position relative to the body. At the first position, edges of the block are aligned with those of the body. The camera is located in a positive projection area of the screen on a rotating plane of the block. At the second position, the edges of the block are staggered with those of the body. The camera is located out of the positive projection area of the screen on the rotating plane of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10623537
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal. A mobile terminal of the present invention is characterized by comprising: a body configured as a plurality of bodies, the plurality of bodies disposed in a certain state between a first state in which the plurality of bodies are flat and a second state in which the plurality of bodies are folded; a flexible display disposed on one surface of the bodies; a back cover disposed on the other surface of the bodies; and a hinge assembly having a guide shaft coupled to the plurality of bodies, wherein the guide shaft has at least one curvature that is different from at least another curvature thereof. According to the present invention, inherent curved portions of the present invention can be introduced to the guide shaft so as to be capable of guiding the movement of a flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Haklim Lee, Jongbeom Han
  • Patent number: 10613685
    Abstract: Various embodiments for detecting and rejecting false, unintended rotations of rotary inputs of electronic devices are disclosed herein. In one example, an electronic device is provided with an optical detector that measures the distance between the electronic device and the wearer's forearm or hand, and when the distance is smaller than a threshold distance, the turns of the rotary input are false, unintended turns. In another example, a crown of a rotary input includes a plurality of capacitive sensors that detects the presence of a wearer's finger, which when absent, the turns of the rotary input are false turns. In another example, deflections or positions of a shaft of the rotary input are measured and if the deflections/positions indicate an upward force on the rotary input (which are likely caused by the wearer's forearm or hand), the turns of the rotary input are false turns. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Christopher M. Werner, Colin M. Ely, Samuel Weiss
  • Patent number: 10616387
    Abstract: Electronic devices, such as mobile communication devices, may include several enhancements and modification not found on traditional electronic devices. An electronic device can include a circuit board assembly that includes stacked layers of circuit components that are retained in a stacked configuration and operably connected to each other by retention features such as solder joints. Features can be provided for structural support and thermal mitigation. A battery assembly can accommodate nesting of other components, such as display components, within one or more recesses defined by variable thickness along different regions of the battery assemblies. The battery assembly can further provide a slim profile by including notches to accommodate the increased thickness of a pouch having folded flaps to seal a cell module of the battery assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bryan D. Keen, Sina Bigdeli, Sawyer I. Cohen, William A. Counts, Lucy E. Browning, Devon A. Monaco, Jian Yang, Eric W. Bates
  • Patent number: 10616503
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a housing, an optical device and an image processing module. A first optical module of the optical device captures a first image corresponding to a first side of the housing. A second optical module captures a second image corresponding to a second side of the housing. A third optical module captures a third image corresponding to the second side of the housing. The image processing module is electrically connected with the optical device. The image processing module produces a 360-degree panoramic image according to the first image and the second image. Moreover, the image processing module obtains depth-of-field information of the second image or the third image according to the second image and the third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-I Lu
  • Patent number: 10616746
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus for privacy protection is provided. The apparatus includes a housing arranged to hold a second device and sensor(s), where the sensor(s) are operable to obtain a tactile input. The apparatus also includes a communication interface operable to communicate with the second device. Additionally, the apparatus includes a controller operable to direct the second device, through the communication interface, to generate a distress response in response to receiving the tactile input. In some embodiments, the apparatus also includes remote communication device(s) to communicate with a remote source. In such embodiments, the controller is coupled to the remote communication device(s), where the controller receives the geo-fencing information through the one or more communication devices, compares the information with movement and location information of the apparatus, and determines whether to direct the second device to enter a distress mode based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-wu Fong, Teddy David Thomas
  • Patent number: 10616995
    Abstract: An RF cable connection device and an electronic device having the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongyoun Kim
  • Patent number: 10601965
    Abstract: A cradle formation receives and cradles a mobile communications device, and includes a device-receiving mouth, a device edge-opposing periphery portion, a device back-opposing portion, and fastener-letting apertures. The device back-opposing portion is characterized by an accessory-receiving depression and depression-flanking portions. The accessory-receiving depression extends in a depression plane, and the depression-flanking portions extend in a flanking plane parallel to the depression plane. The fastener-letting apertures are positioned at lateral sides of the accessory-receiving depression. The cradle formation is usable in combination with select accessory or fastener assemblies attachable to the cradle formation via the fastener-letting apertures. A banded accessory assembly, for example, may include a band portion having a band width and a band thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: World Richman Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Saharut Sirichai
  • Patent number: 10601524
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transmission/reception device, a transmission/reception method, and a program that enable transmission and reception in either a two-pole configuration or a three-pole configuration by switching with the same circuit configuration in human body communication. A first switch that switches, by on or off, connection to a human body side electrode connected to one of transmission drivers each transmitting a signal by a differential output, and a second switch that switches, by on or off, connection to a space side electrode connected to the other are provided, and in the case of the two-pole configuration, the switch to which the electrode is not connected is used by being fixed to off, the switch to which the electrode is connected is turned on at the time of transmission and turned off at the time of reception, and a terminal is grounded to which the electrode is not connected among terminals connected to a reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10585838
    Abstract: An input/output device for an electric or electronic cabinet grouping together a plurality of devices such as computers. The input/output device includes input/output channels, conversion units and at least one computing unit. The conversion unit is connected to the input/output channels and to the computing unit. A digital network link protocol management unit is connected to the computing unit and to at least one transceiver. The computing unit executes software to provide a digital transmission of data representative of the input/output values between the network and the computers via the transceiver. An electric cabinet grouping together computers, each computer provided with a transceiver. The electric cabinet includes the input/output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus SAS
    Inventor: Benoït Dantin
  • Patent number: 10576905
    Abstract: A vehicle cup holder cell phone mount has a base with a downwardly and inwardly tapering surface of rotation around a vertical axis. A pier stands up from a top of the base and a cell phone mounting bracket is pivotally mounted to the pier. The cell phone mounting bracket has adjustable jaws to fit cell phones of varying widths. The jaws always define an opening for a cell phone power/communications cable. One or more of a plurality of shells may be selectively assembled to the base. Each shell has a tapering surface of rotation around the axis. The shells are of different sizes. The user assembles from zero to many shells to the base, Russian-doll fashion, so as to optimally fit a particular vehicle cup holder. The user then wedges the assembly into the vehicle cup holder such that compressive force between the outermost tapering surface and the cup holder side wall securely holds the cell phone mount in place in the vehicle cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, David S. Iverson
  • Patent number: 10574877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising: a first body unit; a second body unit; a display unit; a camera module; and a control unit, wherein when the second body unit rotationally moves toward the first body unit, if the angle between the first body unit and the second body unit is not more than a first angle and not less than a second angle, the control unit operates the camera module to photograph an image, and if the angle between the first body unit and the second body unit is less than the second angle, the control unit stops the image photographing of the camera module, and wherein when returning the second body unit so that the angle between the first body unit and the second body unit is greater than or equal to the first angle, the control unit displays the image photographed by the camera module on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sumin Yoon, Sangdon Park, Seunghyun Yun, Wonmoog Jung
  • Patent number: 10564519
    Abstract: An optical lighting accessory is described for use with a handheld mobile device in photography or videography applications. The handheld mobile device includes at least a rear-facing camera and light source. The optical lighting accessory includes an accessory case having optical light ports and an attachment member for securing the device to the accessory case, an optical element coupled to at least one of the optical light ports, the optical element configured to receive, capture and communicate a plurality of light rays emitted by the light source, and a light diffuser layer coupled to the optical element and configured to receive the light rays communicated by the optical element, the light diffuser layer transforms the light rays into a diffused light source, the diffuser layer is configured to communicate the diffused light source to the rear-facing camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: iP TECH PROS Inc.
    Inventors: Ronaldo Green Penaflor, Ronaldo Narvaza Penaflor
  • Patent number: 10554799
    Abstract: A portable device holder includes a base to be fixed to a portable device, a housing rotatably mounted on the base, and an elastic handle rotatably fixed to both side surfaces of the housing and configured to be elastically locked at a predetermined rotation position. Handle end connectors are formed on both side surfaces of the housing so as to protrude in a direction perpendicular to a rotation axis of the housing. Housing couplers rotatably coupled to the handle end connectors are provided at both ends of the elastic handle. The base may be provided with a gel pad for attaching a portable electronic device. The base may be integrally formed with a case (mobile phone case) for mounting a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: REARTH, INC.
    Inventor: Jang Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10553196
    Abstract: A directional noise-cancelling and sound detection system and method for sound targeted hearing and imaging is donned on the ears. The system provides a microphone array that selectively focuses on audio signals from at least one sound source to enable selective listening to the audio signal and directional noise cancelling, including actively reducing background sounds. The system provides an image capturing device that works in tandem with the microphone array to generate images of, and enable viewing of, the sound source. The system also allows the audio signal and the image to be captured from a 360° range relative to the earpiece. A processor operatively connects to the microphone array and the image capturing device to analyze the audio signal and the image for selectively listening, restricting, and adjusting the intensity of sound. A digital display control unit regulates selection, intensity, and restriction of sound transmitted through the earpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Michael A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10547211
    Abstract: A device including a processor configured to identify a power receiving device and to determine a range configuration relative to the power receiving device is provided. The device also includes a first antenna configured to emit a propagating radiation at a selected frequency and in a selected direction, and a first power transmitting circuit configured to provide a signal at the selected frequency to the first antenna when the processor identifies the power receiving device within a far field configuration from the device. The device also includes a plate, configured to couple a ground terminal of the first power transmitting circuit with the first antenna and including a planar surface and at least an extension angled in a direction of increased directivity of the propagating radiation. Methods for fabricating and using a device as above are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PowerSphyr Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Meng, William B. Wright
  • Patent number: 10524372
    Abstract: An enclosure is formed by coupling an outer cover to a back enclosure piece. The enclosure defines an interior volume for receiving components of an electronic device. The back enclosure piece is formed from a metal frame component and a non-metal outer cover. A metal layer overlaps the metal frame component and the outer cover within the interior volume. The metal layer has a thickness that provides support and shatter resistance to the non-metal outer cover. The metal layer can form an inductor of a wireless power transfer circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Wright, Guangtao Zhang, Raymund W. M. Kwok, Karl Ruben F. Larsson, Christopher S. Graham, Matthew D. Hill, Abhijeet Misra
  • Patent number: 10503211
    Abstract: A computing device includes a flexible display screen, a housing to house at least one processor device and at least one memory element, and a first wing to support a side portion of the display screen. The front face of the housing includes a center portion of the display screen. The first wing is connected to the housing by a hinge, the first wing configured to swivel about an axis defined by the hinge. The hinge is configured to lock the first wing in at least two wing positions, a first of the wing positions supports the side portion of the display screen in a first orientation, a second of the wing positions supports the side portion of the display screen in a second orientation, and the side portion of the display screen is active in the first orientation and hidden in the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chee Chun Yee, David W. Browning, Bok Eng Cheah, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Min Suet Lim, Howe Yin Loo, Poh Tat Oh
  • Patent number: 10454513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a phone holder for holding a mobile phone. The holder includes at least one lateral support. At least one insert can be located between the lateral support and the phone. Preferably, the insert can be replaceable, and the lateral support is manufactured separately and fastenable to a common body used with holders for multiple phone types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CAMEL IP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Christopher John Ryan, Alexei Kholodov
  • Patent number: 10442367
    Abstract: An electronic device holder is provided that comprises a support member operably coupled to a housing and pivotable between first and second positions. The support member includes first and second arms defining a slot. The electronic device holder further comprises a locking assembly disposed within a cavity. The locking assembly is configured to secure the support member in one of the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Ramon Gachuz Navarro, Eduardo Arturo Aguilar Ruelas
  • Patent number: 10441042
    Abstract: A mobile device case is provided comprising an outer rim adapted to cover the sides of the mobile device, and a back cover attached to the outer rim to cover the rear face of the mobile device. The back cover, outer rim, and rear face of the mobile device define a slot therebetween, and the outer rim and the back cover further define a slot opening therebetween and the rear face of the mobile device at a side of the back cover, the slot opening providing access to the slot. The back cover further comprises a locking mechanism at a side of the back cover opposite the slot opening. The back cover is adapted to removably receive a design insert in the slot through the slot opening and releasably secure the design insert at an edge of the design insert by the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Sam Lombardo
  • Patent number: 10432764
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a main body and a flexible screen assembly. The main body defines a receiving cavity and includes a front side and a back side arranged opposite to each other, the receiving cavity has an opening located between the front side and the back side. The flexible screen assembly includes a fixed portion and an activity portion connected sequentially, the fixed portion is provided on the front side, and the activity portion is bent over and received in the receiving cavity or is bent over and contacts the back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibin Yu, Jiao Cheng, Yugui Lin
  • Patent number: 10419254
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus for a wireless device, comprising: an antenna for receiving an original signal and for backscattering a modulated signal containing information from the wireless device; a variable impedance coupled to the antenna, the variable impedance having an impedance value; a delta-sigma modulator coupled to the variable impedance for modulating the impedance value, and thereby a backscattering coefficient for the antenna, in accordance with the information to generate the modulated signal; and, a decoder coupled to the delta-sigma modulator for generating the impedance value from the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DRNC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Tajinder Manku
  • Patent number: 10412476
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed that may include a housing including a first surface facing in a first direction, a second surface facing in a second direction, and a third surface, the first and second direction being generally opposed to one another, the third surface being positioned between the first and second surfaces and being generally orthogonal relative to the first and second directions; at least one speaker arranged in at least a part of the housing; and a speaker enclosure protecting the speaker. The speaker enclosure may include an upper speaker enclosure arranged to face the first surface; and a lower speaker enclosure arranged to face the second surface, and confronting the upper speaker enclosure. Each of the upper and lower speaker enclosures may be at least partially made with magnetic materials that shield a magnetic flux generated in the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Young Lim, Junho Ko, Wonwoo Yoo, Jang-Hoon Hong, Youngjun An, Hyun-Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 10404302
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a radio frequency antenna and a transceiver. The transceiver includes a receiver having a switching architecture configured to generate a plurality of output phases within a local oscillator period based on the filtered RF signal and a respective plurality of local oscillator signals. The plurality of output phases can be organized into at least K groups where K is an integer of four or greater, and each nth group of the K groups includes nth and (n+K)th output phases of the plurality of output phases. The receiver can difference the nth and (n+K)th output phases of each respective group of the K groups, resulting in gain-added output phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajasekhar Pullela, William J. Domino
  • Patent number: 10388148
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of controlling a calculation device via a mobile element to generate at least one control command associated with its vectorial orientation. The mobile element includes sensors able to provide relative measurements and absolute measurements. The method includes the following steps: provision of an initial vectorial orientation; taking of measurements by the set of sensors; determination of a first elementary vectorial orientation from relative measurements and the prior vectorial orientation; determination of a second elementary vectorial orientation from absolute measurements; determination of the current vectorial orientation from the first and second elementary vectorial orientations; and association of a control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL D'EDUTES SPATIALES, VEGA FRANCE
    Inventors: Romain Desplats, Jean-Louis Lopez