Foldable Type Patents (Class 455/575.3)
  • Patent number: 11363733
    Abstract: An electronic device, according to various embodiments, may comprise: an outer housing comprising a front plate facing a first direction, a rear plate facing a direction opposite to the front plate, and a side member for surrounding a space between the front plate and the rear plate, wherein the side member protrudes toward the space and includes a protrusion having a first surface facing the first direction; an opaque layer disposed in the space so as to be parallel with the front plate and including a first portion located between the first surface and the front plate, wherein the first portion includes a second surface facing the first surface; an adhesiveness improvement layer formed on the second surface of the opaque layer and having a repetitive pattern; and a waterproof layer disposed between the adhesiveness improvement layer and the first surface and attached to the adhesiveness improvement layer and the first surface. Other various embodiments may be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongmun Choi, Hyeonbeom Kim, Hyunsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11347271
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal including: a body including a first frame and a second frame configured to slide to transition to either a first or second state; a flexible display configured to cover a part of the body, wherein a front surface area of the flexible display is configured to vary according to the sliding of the second frame; and a link supporter disposed between the first and second frames, wherein the link supporter comprises: a first link, wherein a first end of the first link is hinge-coupled to the first frame; a second link, wherein a first end of the second link is hinge-coupled to the first link and a second end of the second link is coupled to the second frame; and a hinge cam configured to be inserted a second end of the first link and the first end of the second link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Insun Lee, Changsue Park, Minsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11336809
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 11231754
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes a first rotary bracket that rotates about a first virtual axis and a second rotary bracket that rotates about a second virtual axis The hinge structure also includes a fixed bracket that includes the first rotary bracket and the second rotary bracket fixed thereto. The hinge further structure includes a first rotary member, a second rotary member, a first arm and a second arm. Additionally, the hinge structure includes a cam part that includes bumpy structures. A first elastic body is mounted on the first rotary member and supports at least one side of the cam part and second elastic body is mounted on the second rotary member and supports at least an opposite side of the cam part. The hinge structure also includes a support bracket that supports the first elastic body and the second elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeho Kang, Minsung Lee, Seunghyun Hwang, Chungkeun Yoo, Jungjin Kim, Jongyoon Kim
  • Patent number: 11209863
    Abstract: Reconfigurable touch screen computing devices with folding configurations that include flexible and/or rigid displays made up of segments reconfigured from a compact state to an expanded state are described. The form factor of the compact state is the size of a handheld phone (including an integrated speaker and microphone). The form factor of the expanded state is the size of a tablet computer (including the mechanical functionality of a laptop). Both states provide a configuration including a touch screen display on a front side and a protective housing on a back side. The computing devices include sensors indicating the state and mechanisms for folding, alignment, and structural support, and magnets for the devices to be locked in the folded or unfolded state. A module attached to at least one segment may contain substantially all processing and memory, and a communications system, all which may be used in either state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: LEPTON COMPUTING LLC
    Inventor: Stephen E. Delaporte
  • Patent number: 11157058
    Abstract: An electronic device detects ambient contextual data and positioning data such as orientation and motion to determine an activity state of the electronic device. A controller sets a polling interval of an open/closed position sensor that is connected to a movable portion connected to a base to detect an open/closed event. In response to determining a first activity state, controller sets a first polling interval that mitigates power consumption. In response to determining a second activity state, the controller sets the polling interval to a second polling interval that is shorter than the first polling interval to reduce latency in detecting the open/closed event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Hefner, John S. Ratke, Jenna M. Zylema
  • Patent number: 11137797
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and apparatuses for adjustable stands and mobile computing devices are provided. An example system includes a mobile computing device having a front surface with a display and a rear surface with a first magnetically susceptible region and a second magnetically susceptible region. The first magnetically susceptible region is offset from the second magnetically susceptible region in a translational dimension along the rear surface. The example system also includes an adjustable stand for the mobile computing device. The adjustable stand includes a slidable portion formed with a magnetically susceptible material to slide in the translational dimension along the rear surface. The level of magnetic attraction between the slidable portion and the second magnetically susceptible material of the mobile computing device is greater than a level of magnetic attraction between the slidable portion and the first magnetically susceptible material of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Claudepierre, Joe Tsao
  • Patent number: 11102857
    Abstract: An emissive surface assembly includes an emissive surface configuration having a substantially contiguous emissive surface on which visual content may be presented. The emissive surface configuration has emissive surface sections including at least a first substantially flat emissive surface section, at least first and second curved emissive surface sections that are curved about first and second non-parallel axis, the first curved section positioned adjacent a first edge of the first substantially flat emissive surface section, the second curved section adjacent a second edge of the first substantially flat emissive surface section, each of the curved and flat surface sections forming a portion of the substantially contiguous emissive surface, and a driver for presenting content on the substantially contiguous emissive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventor: Mark A. Baloga
  • Patent number: 11064067
    Abstract: In aspects of gesture detection based on device form factor, a device includes gesture detection algorithms from which gestures are detectable based on device configurations. The device implements a gesture module to determine a form factor of the device as one of the device configurations, and select a gesture detection algorithm that corresponds to the form factor. The gesture module then utilizes the selected gesture detection algorithm to detect a gesture performed by a user holding the device in the device form factor. Additionally, the gesture module can determine a change in the device form factor. The gesture module can then replace the gesture detection algorithm with a different gesture detection algorithm, or replace parameter values in the gesture detection algorithm with respective updated parameter values, which are then usable to detect another instance of the gesture performed by the user holding the device in the changed form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Eric Jay Hefner, John Samuel Ratke, Jenna Marie Zylema
  • Patent number: 11042190
    Abstract: A smart mobile device is disclosed. The proposed smart mobile device includes a foldable screen having a front and a back, and at least one lens configured on the back, wherein the foldable screen has a surrounding perimeter, and the surrounding perimeter has at least one cut area such that when the foldable screen is folded in a specific way, the at least one lens is revealed from the at least one cut area or surrounded by a plurality of the cut areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hannstouch Solution Incorporated
    Inventor: Yen-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 10893622
    Abstract: The present application provides a cover plate for a flexible display screen and a flexible display screen, the cover plate comprises deformable regions and non-deformable regions spaced apart along a first direction, the deformable regions comprising memory metal for connecting the non-deformable regions, the number of the non-deformable regions is not less than four; wherein, when the memory metal of the deformable regions is in a low temperature phase shape, the projections of the non-deformable regions at least partially overlaps in a direction perpendicular to the display screen; when the memory metal of the deformable regions is in a high temperature phase shape, the deformable regions and the non-deformable regions are on a same horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fei Zuo, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 10890940
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display screen, a terminal display screen assembly, and a mobile terminal. The display screen may include a first through hole penetrating the display screen in a thickness direction of the display screen, a display face and a non-display face opposite to each other, and a positioning structure arranged on the non-display face and located around the first through hole. An optical device may include a first optical portion and a second optical portion. The first optical portion is arranged in the first through hole, the second optical portion is fixedly coupled to the positioning structure, and the second optical portion is positioned by the positioning structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10845850
    Abstract: A hinge structure includes a first rotary bracket that rotates about a first virtual axis and a second rotary bracket that rotates about a second virtual axis The hinge structure also includes a fixed bracket that includes the first rotary bracket and the second rotary bracket fixed thereto. The hinge further structure includes a first rotary member, a second rotary member, a first arm and a second arm. Additionally, the hinge structure includes a cam part that includes bumpy structures. A first elastic body is mounted on the first rotary member and supports at least one side of the cam part and second elastic body is mounted on the second rotary member and supports at least an opposite side of the cam part. The hinge structure also includes a support bracket that supports the first elastic body and the second elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeho Kang, Minsung Lee, Seunghyun Hwang, Chungkeun Yoo, Jungjin Kim, Jongyoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10817026
    Abstract: A foldable terminal is provided. The foldable terminal includes a housing including two casings and a bendable portion capable of being bent and deformed, the bendable portion being connected between the two casings; a flexible screen; and an air bag provided between the bendable portion and the flexible screen. When the foldable terminal is in an unfolded state, gas is in the air bag, and the air bag supports an inner side of the flexible screen, when the foldable terminal is in a folded state, the gas is moved out of the air bag to make the air bag shrunken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugui Lin, Jiao Cheng, Weibin Yu
  • Patent number: 10812636
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and a connection part. The housing includes a first housing portion that includes a first side face, and a second housing portion that includes a second side face. The connection part connects the first housing portion and the second housing portion. A first conductive member extends along at least a portion of the first side face, a first non-conductive member is disposed on the first side face, a second conductive member extends along at least a portion of the second side face, a second non-conductive member is disposed on the second side face, and when the second housing portion faces the first housing portion, the first non-conductive member and the second non-conductive member are substantially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Jinkyu Bang, Jinu Kim, Donghwan Kim, Taegyu Kim, Kiyoung Chang
  • Patent number: 10659582
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display screen, a terminal display screen assembly, and a mobile terminal. The display screen defines a first through hole which penetrates the display screen in a thickness direction of the display screen, and may include: a frame, a display module and a positioning structure. The frame may include a first face and a second face opposite to the first face. The display module may be arranged on the first face of the frame. The positioning structure may be arranged on the second face of the frame. The first through hole may include a first sub-through hole defined in the display module and penetrating the display module in a thickness direction of the display module, and a second sub-through hole defined in the frame and penetrating the frame in a thickness direction of the frame and communicating to the first sub-through hole. The positioning structure is disposed to surround the second sub-through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10659577
    Abstract: A hinge module including a first body; a second body arranged with respect to the first body; a hinge configured to hinge in response to an angle variation between the first body and the second body; and a display disposed on the first body and the second body. Further, the hinge includes a first hinge housing including an accommodating portion; a second hinge housing having a first end inserted in the accommodating portion; an arc-shaped hinge hole in the second hinge housing; a hinge pin projecting from an inner surface of the accommodating portion of the first hinge housing and penetrating the arc-shaped hinge hole in the second hinge housing; a guide pin coupled to the first hinge housing and inserted into a second end of the second hinge housing; and an elastic member provided in the second end of the second hinge housing and including a curved surface contacting the guide pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hosung Nam, Bohyoung Lee, Seyong Kim, Sungpil Kim
  • Patent number: 10523797
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a bar-type terminal body having a front side and a rear side; a mobile communication module transmitting and receiving a wireless signal; a touch screen disposed at the front side of the bar-type terminal body, the touch screen including a display module for displaying information and a front touch sensor for sensing a front touch input; a battery disposed in the bar-type terminal body; a cover disposed at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body and covering the battery, the cover having a first through hole and a second through hole; a front camera disposed at the front side of the bar-type terminal body; a rear camera disposed in the first through hole of the cover at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body; a rear input unit provided at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body, the rear input unit including a button member disposed at the second through hole of the cover and a rear touch sensor for sensing a rear touch input applied to the button member; one or more pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaichul Kim, Ilgu Cha
  • Patent number: 10509441
    Abstract: The present application discloses a foldable display device, comprising a flexible screen and a support backplane cooperating therewith, the support backplane includes a first support plate and a second support plate hinged therewith by a rotary shaft system; a tension releasing mechanism is disposed at the first support plate or the second support plate, the flexible screen has a first end connected to the first support plate or the second support plate, and a second end opposite thereto, the second end is connected to the tension releasing mechanism, such that the second end of the flexible screen is slidable along a corresponding support plate between a first position in which the foldable display device is in an outward bending state and a second position in which the foldable display device is in a deployed state, and between the second position and a third position in which the foldable display device is in an inward bending state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongbao Wu, Zhihong Du
  • Patent number: 10481423
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cover window including a first region having a first stiffness; a second region having a second stiffness being greater than the first stiffness; and a nano-particle in a boundary between the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kelly Soo Yeun Song, Jae-Hyoung Park, Yu-Lim Won
  • Patent number: 10465427
    Abstract: An electronic device and a hinge assembly thereof are provided. The hinge assembly has a first fixing block, a second fixing block, a first linking rod and a second linking rod. The first fixing block has a first end and a second end. The second fixing block has a third end and a fourth end. The first linking rod has a fifth end slidably and rotatably connected to the second end and a sixth end rotatably connected to the fourth end. The second linking rod has a seventh end slidably and rotatably connected to the fourth end and an eighth end rotatably connected to the second end. The sixth end has a groove portion and a first inclined surface, and the eighth end has a second inclined surface contacting the first inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Po-Jui Chen, Wei-Hao Lan, Che-Hsien Lin, Chen-Cheng Wang, Chun-Chieh Chen, Chia-Chi Lin, Han-Sheng Siao
  • Patent number: 10432778
    Abstract: A portable communications device comprises an interactive touchscreen display (20) having a transparent outer surface member occupying substantially all of a front surface of the communications device. A casing provides a rear surface of the communications device. The device further comprises an audible sound transmitter and an audible sound receiver arranged so as to receive vocal sounds produced by a user when the device is placed against the user's head. An ultrasonic transmitter (24) is separate from the audible sound transmitter. An elongate aperture (28) has a minimum dimension less than 100 ?m located between the transparent outer surface member and the casing. A channel connects the elongate aperture and the ultrasonic transmitter so as to permit ultrasonic signals to pass out of the elongate aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ELLIPTIC LABORATORIES AS
    Inventors: Ståle A Van Dorp Skogstad, Tom Kavli, Haakon Bryhni
  • Patent number: 10432848
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a display unit arranged on a first surface, a first operation member arranged on a second surface, a second operation member arranged on a third surface, and a memory and at least one processor or circuit. The third surface is on a right side of the electronic apparatus when the first and second surfaces are viewed as front and top sides, respectively, of the electronic apparatus. The memory and the at least one processor or circuit function as a control unit configured to perform control to change a setting value to be selected from among a plurality of candidate setting values displayed on the display unit to a smaller setting value according to an operation on the first operation member and change the setting value to be selected to a larger setting value according to an operation on the second operation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoki Shimma
  • Patent number: 10411338
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a carrier having a surface, a first antenna radiator configured to transmit and/or receive a signal of a specific frequency band, a second antenna radiator configured to transmit and/or receive a signal of the specific frequency band, a communication circuit electrically connected to the first antenna radiator and the second antenna radiator, and a processor configured to control the communication circuit. The first antenna radiator includes a first conductive pattern disposed at a portion of the surface of the carrier. The second antenna radiator includes a second conductive pattern disposed at another portion of the surface of the carrier. The first antenna radiator includes a first open stub extending from one point of the first conductive pattern and configured to provide a transmission coefficient between the first antenna radiator and the second antenna radiator that is lower than a specific value at the specific frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chae Up Yoo, Ho Jung Nam, Min Cheol Seo, Sung Koo Park, Jung Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10382606
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Nayeoung Kim, Yunmi Kwon, Minkyoung Shin
  • Patent number: 10353659
    Abstract: According to various examples of the present invention, an electronic device for controlling a plurality of displays can comprise: a first display for displaying a first screen; a second display for displaying a second screen; and a control unit for determining attributes of the first screen and the second screen, for determining whether to display, on a display that does not enter into an idle mode, a screen displayed on a display that enters into the idle mode in correspondence to the entry into the idle mode of either the first display or the second display, and for controlling the first display or the second display such that the first screen or the second screen is displayed thereon. In addition, various other examples are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hyun Han, Bo-Keun Kim, Mi-Jung Park, Sung-Sik Lee, Kyu-Ok Choi
  • Patent number: 10345865
    Abstract: Particular examples described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a notebook computer or laptop, which includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of hardware, elements, circuitry, etc.). The electronic device may also include a connector assembly that is positioned within at least a portion of a recess of the electronic device, where the connector assembly includes: a first assembly that is to receive a connector; and a second assembly that is to receive an identification module that is to provide an association between a user and the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sameer Sharma, Douglas Satzger, Gadi Amit, Yoshikazu Hoshino, Chadwick Harber, Daniel Clifton, Philip J. Houdek, II, Stanislav Moiseyenko, Nathan Isaiah Jauvtis
  • Patent number: 10281621
    Abstract: An embodiment of a camera module includes a holder configured such that the upper and lower portions of the holder are open and such that a first hole and a second hole, opposite to the first hole, are formed in the side surface of the holder, a first lens unit coupled to the upper portion of the holder, a second lens unit coupled to the lower portion of the holder, and a liquid lens disposed in the first hole and the second hole of the holder between the first lens unit and the second lens unit, the liquid lens protruding outward from the side surface of the holder, wherein at least a portion of the liquid lens may be spaced apart from the inner surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Ryong Park, Jung Shik Baik
  • Patent number: 10224600
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and manufacture of same are provided. The mobile terminal includes: an antenna; a first case at which the antenna is disposed; a second case coupled to the first case; a main PCB disposed at one side of the second case; and a sub-PCB disposed at an opposite side of the second case, the sub-PCB being connected to the main PCB through a cable, wherein the sub-PCB is electrically coupled with the antenna when the first case and the second case are coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju Hwan Yun
  • Patent number: 10209742
    Abstract: A display expansion type mobile terminal with a sliding motion, which is disclosed includes: a flexible display device; a fixed end frame to which the first front end is fixed; a via member provided independently of the fixed end frame; an extension frame which extends from the fixed end frame to a position adjacent to the via member in the predetermined display size adjustment direction A; a movable member which is spaced apart from the via member by an interval corresponding to a length of the extension frame; and a connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jin Cheol Shin
  • Patent number: 10209743
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a base support of structurally flexible, a flexible display which is supported by and bendable with the base support, and at least one positioning mechanism disposed leftward or rightward of the base support. The positioning mechanism includes two mounts which are mounted to two support plates of the base support, a plurality of hinge bodies which are structurally flexible with a support rib unit of the base support, and a leaf spring unit extending through inside of the hinge bodies to terminate at a first spring end secured in one of the mounts, and a second spring end which is releasably and frictionally engaged inside the other one of the mounts by virtue of a sliding block and a spring-loaded unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOSITEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: An-Szu Hsu, Way-Han Dai, Chun-Han Lin
  • Patent number: 10200521
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Nayeoung Kim, Yunmi Kwon, Minkyoung Shin
  • Patent number: 10165190
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a movable unit in which a display unit is rotatable by a hinge part in an opening and closing direction with respect to a device body. A magnet is disposed in the vicinity of the hinge part and an opening and closing sensor detects the opening and closing of the movable unit by detecting a magnetic field of the magnet. A magnetizing direction of the magnet is a direction perpendicular to an opening and closing axis of the movable unit, the opening and closing sensor detects the magnetic field in a direction perpendicular to the opening and closing axis, and a control unit obtains a detection signal of the opening and closing sensor and controls a display state of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shogo Iwasaki, Jun Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10097675
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a bar-type terminal body having a front side and a rear side; a mobile communication module transmitting and receiving a wireless signal; a touch screen disposed at the front side of the bar-type terminal body, the touch screen including a display module for displaying information and a front touch sensor for sensing a front touch input; a battery disposed in the bar-type terminal body; a cover disposed at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body and covering the battery, the cover having a first through hole and a second through hole; a front camera disposed at the front side of the bar-type terminal body; a rear camera disposed in the first through hole of the cover at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body; a rear input unit provided at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body, the rear input unit including a button member disposed at the second through hole of the cover and a rear touch sensor for sensing a rear touch input applied to the button member; one or more p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaichul Kim, Ilgu Cha
  • Patent number: 10075569
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and a connection part. The housing includes a first housing portion that includes a first side face, and a second housing portion that includes a second side face. The connection part connects the first housing portion and the second housing portion. A first conductive member extends along at least a portion of the first side face, a first non-conductive member is disposed on the first side face, a second conductive member extends along at least a portion of the second side face, a second non-conductive member is disposed on the second side face, and when the second housing portion faces the first housing portion, the first non-conductive member and the second non-conductive member are substantially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Jinkyu Bang, Jinu Kim, Donghwan Kim, Taegyu Kim, Kiyoung Chang
  • Patent number: 10042429
    Abstract: A method in an electronic device, the method includes projecting infrared (“IR”) light from a plurality of light emitting diodes (“LEDs”) disposed proximate to the perimeter of the electronic device, detecting, by a sensor, IR light originating from at least two of the plurality of LEDs reflected from off of a person, and carrying out a function based on the relative strength of the detected IR light from the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Mohsen Alameh, Patrick J. Cauwels, Kenneth A. Paitl
  • Patent number: 10021225
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a bar-type terminal body having a front side and a rear side; a touch screen including a display module for displaying information at the front side of the bar-type terminal body and a touch sensor for sensing a front touch input applied to a specific part of the touch screen; a battery disposed in the bar-type terminal body; a battery cover disposed at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body and covering the battery, the battery cover having a first through hole and a second through hole; a first camera disposed near one of both end portions of the touch screen at the front side of the bar-type terminal body; a second camera exposed to an outside of the bar-type terminal body through the first through hole of the battery cover at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body; a rear input unit provided at the rear side of the bar-type terminal body to receive an input; one or more processors; and a memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaichul Kim, Ilgu Cha
  • Patent number: 10012342
    Abstract: The utility model relates to an integrated selfie stick. The selfie stick comprises a long-cylinder handle shell, an extendable stick fixed on the handle shell, a clamping device which can be folded relative to the extendable stick and a folding device for connecting an active end of the extendable stick and the clamping device, wherein a cavity for accommodating the clamping device is left between an inner wall of the handle shell and an outer wall of the extendable stick; and when the selfie stick is in a pack-up state, the clamping device is folded on the extendable stick, the active end of the extendable stick is retracted back to the handle shell, and the clamping device is placed in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Yongbin Chen
  • Patent number: 9958899
    Abstract: An electronic device and an information processing method thereof are provided. When a state of a relative position between a first body and a second body is an open state and a sensor is started, an initial angle between the first body and the second body that is formed through support of the connector is collected by the sensor, a variation between a first position of the first body relative to the second body and a second position to which the first body moves relative to the second body under an external force is collected by the sensor, and finally a display parameter is controlled according to the variation. Therefore, the solutions provided by the invention do not need an additional auxiliary apparatus such as a keypad/pedal thereby making the operation easier and more convenient for the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ting Tian
  • Patent number: 9930152
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes first and second bodies, and a folding unit connecting the first and second bodies and disposed to be foldable, wherein the folding unit includes a plurality of sequentially disposed blocks; and a plurality of magnets installed in the plurality of blocks respectively, to generate a magnetic force when the folding unit is folded or unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woojin Kim, Sungpil Kim
  • Patent number: 9927841
    Abstract: An apparatus and method wherein the apparatus comprises: a substrate wherein the substrate is configured to support a flexible display and the substrate comprises at least one bendable portion configured to enable the substrate to be moved between an open configuration and a closed configuration and wherein the at least one bendable portion comprises a plurality of rigid members; and a bendable cover portion configured to cover at least the bendable portion of the substrate wherein the bendable cover portion comprises a plurality of foldable portions configured to be folded between the rigid members such that the foldable portions enable the bendable cover portion to be moved between an open configuration and a closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Catalin Gheorghiu, Esa-Sakari Määttä, Ilpo Kauhaniemi
  • Patent number: 9918396
    Abstract: The present application discloses a bendable structure for an electronic device, which includes a first structural layer and a second structural layer arranged to be overlapped with the first structural layer. The bendable structure has a straight state and a bent state, the first structural layer has a first bendable section which can be bent, and the second structural layer has a second bendable section which can be bent. The first bendable section corresponds to the second bendable section in an overlapped manner. When the bendable structure is in the bent state, a central angle corresponding to the first bendable section and a central angle corresponding to the second bendable section are same, such that both ends of the first bendable section are flush with corresponding ends of the second bendable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoqin Han, Beiou Luan
  • Patent number: 9897465
    Abstract: A sleep mode system for an electronic device can include a magnetic component and a proximately located sensor configured to detect magnetic field properties that vary with a variable rotation of the magnetic component. The magnetic component can rotate with one device component, such as a laptop lid, while the sensor remains stationary with another device component, such as a laptop base. A controller can determine the orientation angle of the magnetic component based on the detected properties, and can put the device into or remove the device from a sleep mode based on the angle, which can reflect an open state or closed state for the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John C. DiFonzo, Jean-Marc Gery
  • Patent number: 9885763
    Abstract: An electronic device having a cover includes a cover unit rotated about one side of the electronic device and having a magnet member; a magnetic body mounted within the electronic device and magnetized by the magnet member; a sensor unit provided close to the magnetic body to sense a magnetic flux generated by the magnetic body; and a controller which executes a user experience according to a signal output of the sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: June Lee
  • Patent number: 9831928
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first housing a second housing, a first display disposed on the first housing and a second display disposed on the second housing, a connecting member configured to couple the first housing to the second housing such that the first housing and the second housing are foldable relative to each other, and the second surface and the fourth surface face each other when the first housing and the second housing are folded toward each other, a first conductive element disposed within the first housing and between the second surface and the first display, and an intermediate conductive plate disposed within the second housing and between the fourth surface and the second display, the intermediate conductive plate having an opening that faces the first conductive element when the first housing and the second housing are in a folded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Jae-Ho Lim, Hosaeng Kim, Jesun Moon, Sungyeul Hong, Kyung-Jong Lee, Jinkyu Bang, Hanbin Lee, Kyung-Bae Ko, Donghwan Kim, Taegyu Kim, Jae-Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 9811115
    Abstract: A cover for a portable terminal having a fixing part for fixing the portable terminal and a folder rotating at the fixing part to open and close the portable terminal. The cover includes an input unit and/or a display unit, and a charging unit. The input unit inputs data to the portable terminal. The display unit displays data from the portable terminal. The input unit and display unit are constructed in the folder. The charging unit is constructed in at least one of the fixing part and folder, and supplies power to the portable terminal generated using a solar cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myoung-Ji Nam
  • Patent number: 9800702
    Abstract: A modular device system is provided having a base portable electronic communication device. The base portable electronic communication device has a display side and a reverse side, and one or more antennas being located along one of the device edges. A ground element on the reverse side of the housing is adjacent to the antennas and is grounded to the chassis. A multi-pin connector array on the same side is located adjacent to the ground element and the ground element lies between the connector array and the antennas. The ground element is configured to contact a mating ground element on an add-on module when the module is mated to the base portable electronic communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vimalkaushik Natarajan, Mubeen Ahmed, David Lim, Paul L Fordham, Mark Janninck
  • Patent number: 9799947
    Abstract: A modular device system is provided having a base portable electronic communication device. The base portable electronic communication device has a display side and a reverse side, and one or more antennas being located along one of the device edges. A ground element on the reverse side of the housing is adjacent to the antennas and is grounded to the chassis. A multi-pin connector array on the same side is located adjacent to the ground element and the ground element lies between the connector array and the antennas. The ground element is configured to contact a mating ground element on an add-on module when the module is mated to the base portable electronic communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: David Lim, Paul L Fordham, Mark Janninck
  • Patent number: 9786207
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a foldable display apparatus including a hinge providing supporting for a bending area of a flexible display panel. The flexible display panel includes a first flat display area and a second flat display area at both sides of a bending display area. A first rear cover provides support for the first flat display area and has a first edge. A second rear cover provides support for the second flat display area and has having a second edge facing the first edge and parallel to the first edge. The hinge includes rear hinge covers longitudinally extending parallel to the first edge and the second edge, and elastic axis members coupling the plurality of rear hinge covers in an interlocking and rotatable manner. The elastic axis members are deformed as the rear hinge covers make a relative movement by bending of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JunHyung Kim, TaeWoo Kim, MiJin Han
  • Patent number: 9786876
    Abstract: An apparatus for waterproofing a battery cover in a portable terminal is provided, in which a rear case includes an opening for accommodating a battery, a battery cover covers the rear case, and a waterproofing module is disposed between the rear case and the battery cover. The waterproofing module is disposed along an inner periphery of the opening, thus sealing a water infiltration path between the battery cover and the rear case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Yong Kim, Hyuk-Sung Kwon, Jong-Cheon Wee, Ji-Gu Jang