Slidable Type Patents (Class 455/575.4)
  • Patent number: 11330089
    Abstract: A mobile terminal comprises a first frame, a second frame capable of slidably moving from the first frame in a first direction or a second direction which is an opposite direction of the first direction, and a driving unit slidably moving the second frame, wherein the driving unit includes a motor coupled to the first frame, a first pinion gear rotated by a rotational force transferred from the motor, a first gear rack extended in the first direction, moving in the first direction or the second direction when the pinion gear is rotated, a second pinion gear rotated in accordance with movement of the first gear rack, and a second gear rack coupled to the second frame, moving from the first gear rack in the same direction as the moving direction of the first gear rack in accordance with rotation of the second pinion gear. A length of the gear rack may be obtained to enlarge an area of the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Donghwan Lim, Choonghyoun Cho
  • Patent number: 11315447
    Abstract: The present application provides a display device which includes a housing unit, a first supporting structure, a second supporting structure, and a display device. The second supporting structure is slidably arranged opposite to the first supporting unit. A driving mechanism is connected to the second supporting structure. A flexible display screen is laid between a side of the first supporting structure and a side of the second supporting structure, a first end of the flexible display screen is connected to an end of the second supporting structure, and a second end of the flexible display screen is connected to the driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zikang Feng
  • Patent number: 11281256
    Abstract: An electronic device has a structure in which two portions between which a bent portion of a display panel is positioned are each fixed to a housing. The electronic device takes two forms of a form in which the display panel is opened and a form in which the display panel is folded in three. The electronic device includes a mechanism for sliding two housings parallel to each other. The display panel is changed in shape so that a portion where a display surface of the display panel is convexly curved and a portion where the display surface of the display panel is concavely curved in the folded state move in directions parallel and opposite to each other. At this time, the two portions of the display panel which are supported by the housings are slid while their display surfaces maintain a state parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kensuke Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 11245781
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal switchable from a first state to a second state by extending in the first direction, including a first frame, a second frame movable from the first frame in the first direction or a second direction opposite to the first direction, a slide frame movable in the first direction or the second direction with respect to the second frame, and a support link having one end hinged to the first frame and an opposite end hinged to the second frame, the support link having a variable length. The mobile terminal may maintain a flat state regardless of change in the state of the mobile terminal by preventing the front surface from being separated or sagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Timothy Kang, Kyuho Lee, Minsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11206322
    Abstract: A mobile terminal comprising a first frame, a second frame coupled to the first frame and extendable with respect to the first frame in a first direction, wherein the second frame comprises a third rear portion and a first roller disposed on the third rear portion at a first end of the second frame in the first direction; a flexible display unit comprising a first end and being rolled around the first roller; a driving unit coupled to the first frame and moves the second frame in the first direction or in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and a connection band for curving around a first end of the third rear portion in the second direction, wherein the connection band has a first end connected to the driving unit and a second end coupled to a second end of the flexible display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunglyong Cha, Insu Song, Junghyun Jo
  • Patent number: 11204629
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case including a rear member and side members, a first structure disposed inside the case, a second structure connected with the first structure so as to slide relative to the first structure, a display that is disposed on the second structure, the display including a first region and a second region, and a conductive structure that is disposed between the first structure and the second structure and that electrically connects the first structure and the second structure, wherein a first state of the electronic device is a state in which the first region is exposed on a front surface of the electronic device and the second region is located inside the case to face the rear member, and wherein a second state of the electronic device is a state in which at least part of the second region, together with the first region, is exposed on the front surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Myunghoon Kwak, Jooyoung Kang, Jungchul An, Heuisoo Jeon, Kwangtai Kim, Donghyun Yeom
  • Patent number: 11144102
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal including a first frame, a second frame slidably movable in a first direction or a second direction, a slide frame movable in the first direction or the second direction with respect to the second frame, a flexible display including a first region coupled to the first frame, a second region coupled to the slide frame, and a third region disposed between the first region and the second region, the third region being bent in a manner of surrounding the second frame, a driving unit configured to provide power to move the second frame, and a motor fan configured to be rotated by power received from the driving unit. The mobile terminal may remove heat generated from the controller and the driving unit using the motor fan, and remove foreign matter introduced through the gap between the display and the side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC
    Inventors: Jaewook Kim, Insu Song, Taeki Um
  • Patent number: 11058018
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeonggyu Yoon, Youngmin Kang, Moonchul Shin, Seungjoon Lee, Joongyeon Cho, Byounguk Yoon
  • Patent number: 11033708
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for breathing sequences. In some examples, a device displays a configuration user interface that comprises a prompt to select a number of cycles of a breathing sequence, adjusts the number of cycles of the breathing sequence to the selected number of cycles in response to selection, and initiates a breathing phase of the breathing sequence. In some examples, the device displays and fluctuates a progress indicator in accordance with the selected number of cycles. In some examples, a device detects a time associated with a first breathing sequence, generates a prompting criteria based on a predetermined prompting frequency and the detected time, determines if the prompting criteria has been met, displays a prompt to initiate a second breathing sequence, wherein the prompt comprises a first affordance, and displays a second breathing sequence user interface in response to selection of the first affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Blahnik, Julie A. Arney, Samuel H. Bebbington, Gary Ian Butcher, Jules K. Fennis, Monica Jenkins, Kevin Lynch
  • Patent number: 11029942
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system, method, and computer program are provided involving a computing system comprising one or more processors, a first housing that includes a primary display, and a second housing at least partially containing (i) a physical keyboard and (ii) a touch-sensitive secondary display that is distinct from the primary display, for: displaying, on the primary display, a first user interface for a first application; while the touch-sensitive secondary display is operating in an adaptive display mode in which at least some application-specific user interface elements are adaptively selected for display on a respective portion of the touch-sensitive secondary display based on a current state of the first user interface for the application: displaying, on a respective portion of the touch-sensitive secondary display, a plurality of application-specific user interface elements that are selected based on the current state of the first user interface for the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MAJEN TECH, LLC
    Inventors: George Andrew Gordon, Joseph A Cerrato, Ronald A Johnston, Kevin J Zilka
  • Patent number: 11025760
    Abstract: A terminal is disclosed. The terminal includes a display module, a terminal main body, and two sealing elements. A first main portion and two extension portions of the protection cover are enclosed to form a receiving space, and the display panel is mounted on a lower surface of the first main portion. The terminal main body is mounted in the receiving space, the terminal main body includes a second main portion, and the two sealing elements are mounted on both sides of the protection cover and terminal main body. When installing the display panel, only the terminal main body needs to be embedded in the receiving space of the protection cover, and then the sealing member can be fixed. When the display screen is disassembled, only the sealing member needs to be removed first, and then the terminal main body is removed from the receiving space of the protection cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bingchuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10944853
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, an electronic device may include a housing, a slidable body; a driver including: a drive motor, a rotatable drive shaft for the drive motor, and a nut frame including a latch projection, protruding in a direction of the slidable body, and a slide hinge disposed on the slidable body and coupled to the driver, wherein the slide hinge includes: a slide plate coupled to the slidable body, and a locker including a latch groove, into which the latch protrusion is inserted, wherein, when the latch projection is inserted into the latch groove, the slidable body is moved by the driver, and wherein the slide plate defines an escape area configured to receive at least a portion of the nut frame and/or the latch protrusion, when an external impact causes the latch protrusion to separate from the latch groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younghoon Lee, Woonbae Kim, Chulhwan Lee, Sungkyu Hwang, Cheolsoo Kim, Minwook Jin, Howon Lee, Chulho Bae, Junghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10917978
    Abstract: A light-emitting device can be folded in such a manner that a flexible light-emitting panel is supported by a plurality of housings which are provided spaced from each other and the light-emitting panel is bent so that surfaces of adjacent housings are in contact with each other. Furthermore, in the light-emitting device, in which part or the whole of the housings have magnetism, the two adjacent housings can be fixed to each other by a magnetic force when the light-emitting device is used in a folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Yasuhiro Jinbo, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10897526
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a first middle frame, a second middle frame, a display screen, a rear cover and a camera assembly. The first middle frame includes a main bearing plate and a side peripheral edge. The second middle frame includes an auxiliary bearing plate and an outer peripheral edge. The auxiliary bearing plate forms a slidable connection with the main bearing plate. The auxiliary bearing plate has a first position and a second position relative to the main bearing plate. In the first position, the side peripheral edge is connected with the outer peripheral edge. In the second position, the side peripheral edge is spaced from the outer peripheral edge. The camera assembly is arranged on the auxiliary bearing plate. In the first position, the camera assembly is hidden in the mobile phone. In the second position, the camera assembly may be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Fan, Zhengshan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10855820
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a screen assembly, a back cover, a middle frame, and an ejection assembly. A length of the middle frame in a first direction is less than those of the screen assembly and the back cover in the first direction, and a mounting portion is formed by the screen assembly, the middle frame, and the back cover. The ejection assembly includes at least one driving mechanism, a first decorative member, a second decorative member, and at least one lifting mechanism. Driven by the at least one driving mechanism, the at least one lifting mechanism is capable of driving the first decorative member and the second decorative member to move away from each other, such that the first decorative member is substantially flush with the screen assembly, and the second decorative member is substantially flush with the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10802549
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-form factor Information Handling System (IHS) with a multi-layered hinge are described. In some embodiments, an IHS may include a first display and a second display coupled to the first display via a hinge, where the hinge comprises a middle plate disposed between a bottom plate and a top plate, where the top plate is fixed with respect to the bottom plate, and where the middle plate slides with respect to the bottom plate in response to the hinge being rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Liam B. Quinn, Christopher Alan Robinette, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert
  • Patent number: 10778821
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device, including a body and a flexible display. The body includes a first surface, a second surface, and a lateral surface. The first surface and the second surface are opposite to each other and the lateral surface is adjacent to the first surface and the second surface. The flexible display includes a first display portion and a second display portion that are integrated. The flexible display is switchable between a retracted state and a sliding-out state. When the flexible display is in the retracted state, the first display portion covers the first surface and the lateral surface, and the second display portion covers the second surface. When the flexible display is switched from the retracted state to the sliding-out state, the first display portion slides in a direction where a free end thereof gets close to the lateral surface to expose a hidden region of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jieming Yang, Gaocai Han, Xuehu Zhang, Hongzhi Jin
  • Patent number: 10637974
    Abstract: A functional device is described. The functional device includes a housing, a functional component disposed in the housing and movable between a first position at which the functional component extends out of the housing and a second position at which the functional component retracts into the housing, and a driving mechanism. The driving mechanism is disposed in the housing and includes: a first wheel connected to the functional component, abutting against an inner wall of the housing and rotatable relative to the housing to drive the functional component to move between the first position and the second position, and a driving assembly connected to the first wheel and configured to drive the first wheel to rotate. An electronic apparatus and a mobile terminal are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10459483
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a functional device. The functional device may include a frame, a driving assembly, and a sliding base. The frame defines a cavity. The driving assembly is received in the cavity. The driving assembly may include a motor, a lead screw, and a slider, the lead screw is connected to the rotating shaft of the motor, the slider is sleeved on the lead screw, the sliding base is slidably connected to the frame. The sliding base is slidably connected to the frame and has a magnetic attraction with the slider, configured to hold a functional component. When the rotating shaft drives the lead screw to rotate, the slider drives the sliding base to move relative to the frame to extend the functional component out of the frame or retract into the cavity. The present disclosure also provides a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10416741
    Abstract: A fixed electronic terminal including at least one location intended to reversibly receive an electronic autonomy management system of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Cyril Janot, Didier Georges, Caroline Wolff, Alain Soubirane, Ludovic Neveu, Etienne Lebonnois, Stephane Estorges
  • Patent number: 10419589
    Abstract: Described is a mobile phone, which includes a rear housing, a display screen and a camera. The rear housing includes a first shell and a second shell. The first shell includes a primary backboard and side perimeter edges. The second shell includes a secondary backboard and outer perimeter edges. The secondary backboard is slidably connected with the primary backboard, and the secondary backboard is provided with a first position and a second position. At the first and second positions, the side perimeter edges are connected with and separated from the outer perimeter edges, respectively. The display screen is located at one side of the primary backboard. The camera is arranged on the secondary backboard. At the first position, the camera is blocked. At the second position, the camera is exposed and an orientation of a light incident surface of the camera is identical to that of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Fan, Zhengshan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10397385
    Abstract: An internet phone system includes an internet phone main body, at least one expansion device and at least one multiple-layer connecting card. The internet phone main body includes a first connecting port. The at least one expansion device includes a second connecting port. One end of the multiple-layer connecting card is connected to the first connecting port, and the other end is connected to the second connecting port such that the internet phone main body can be electrically connected to the expansion device via the multiple-layer connecting card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Ti Kuo, Wen-Hsieh Hsieh, Chao-Tang Chiu, Chien-Yi Lee, Hsiao-Wen Lee, Ching-Jen Wang
  • Patent number: 10335090
    Abstract: A mobile phone holder for monitoring a physical feature and a physical feature monitoring method are provided. The mobile phone holder includes an annular member and a base connected to the annular member. The annular member is configured to collect physical feature data of a user, and the base is configured to acquire a physical feature parameter in accordance with the physical feature data, and control to display the physical feature parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenchu Dong
  • Patent number: 10306786
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising a lid unit arranged to substantially block an opening in a mobile terminal housing in an assembled state of the mobile terminal and arranged to allow access through the opening into the interior of the mobile terminal when removed from the opening, wherein the mobile terminal lid unit comprises at least one key device for controlling at least one function on the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Goran Schack, Johan Von Konow
  • Patent number: 10262875
    Abstract: On a substrate (200), a resistor (24R) is disposed between a position of an amplifier circuit (11) and a position of a duplexer (24), thereby reducing coupling occurring in a space between the amplifier circuit (11) and a path extending from a main switch (26) to a reception terminal (P24) through the duplexer (24). Even when an RX terminal (242) of the duplexer (24) is oriented toward an amplifier circuit (11) side, a high-frequency module (100) reduces the coupling and can thus prevent a harmonic of a transmission signal in a low band from leaking to the reception terminal (P24) through a path formed by the coupling. That is, the high-frequency module (100) can prevent a reduction in isolation characteristics in the low band and a high band and also provide flexibility in substrate layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kogure, Atsushi Ono, Hiroyuki Nagamori
  • Patent number: 10218828
    Abstract: A self-attaching supplemental battery for a cellular phone comprises a housing containing a rechargeable battery. A releasable attachment pad is affixed to an attachment side of the housing to releasably couple the housing and the rechargeable battery to a back of the cellular phone. A cover is removably carried by the housing, and selectively locatable on either side. The cover comprises a panel sized and shaped to cover the releasable attachment pad in a protection location when located on the attachment side of the housing, and to expose the releasable attachment pad in a storage location when located on the face side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Handstands Promo, LLC
    Inventor: Bryce Haymond
  • Patent number: 10146268
    Abstract: A hinge is disclosed. The hinge includes a first portion and a second portion. The hinge includes a first link having a first pivot and a second pivot. The first pivot is connected to the first portion. The first link is biased about the first pivot of the first link toward a first position. The hinge includes a second link having a first pivot and a second pivot. The first pivot connected to the second portion. The second pivot of the second link connected to the second pivot of the first link. The second link biased about the first pivot of the second link toward the first position. The second pivot of the first link and the second pivot of the second link defining a hinge pivot. Methods of transitioning a computing device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Errol Mark Tazbaz
  • Patent number: 10042393
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft display device for a foldable portable terminal, the soft display device including a first and a second folding parts which have been coupled to each other in a foldable manner, and a soft display part comprising a physically exposed portion. Each of the first and second folding parts has first and second outer surfaces, and the first and second outer surfaces face in opposite directions to each other. The first outer surfaces of the first and second folding parts come in contact with each other when the first and second folding parts are folded together. The exposed portion is disposed over the second outer surfaces of the first and second folding parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Kyu Ryu
  • Patent number: 9988725
    Abstract: An electronic device having a metal housing includes an external housing including a first face facing a first direction, a second face facing a second direction which is the opposite direction of the first direction, and a lateral face at least partially surrounding a space formed between the first and second faces, and a display exposed through the first face of the external housing, wherein the external housing includes a metal substrate having a first part at least partially forming the second face and a second part at least partially forming the lateral face, the second part being integrally extended from the first part; and a non-metallic material coated on the first part, and wherein the second part includes micro dimples having a repeated pattern on the lateral face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongmin Choi, Jaeseon Kim, Donghyun Hwang, Woongchan Kim, Youngsik Choi
  • Patent number: 9898048
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a plurality of magnetic guide rails proximate its surface. The electronic device may be interconnected to a second electronic device in a configuration in which the second electronic device is located at a pre-defined position relative to the electronic device. The plurality of magnetic guide rails in the electronic device interact with at least one magnetic element on the second electronic device to magnetically guide relative movement of the two electronic devices. As one electronic device is urged along a surface of the other toward the pre-defined position, the electronic devices are positioned in the configuration of the pre-defined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NANOPORT TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Jing Yin Szeto
  • Patent number: 9876883
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes an outer housing that surrounds at least a portion of the electronic device, and a display, a front surface of which is exposed to the outside through one surface of the outer housing, and the outer housing includes a metal layer arranged on a rear surface of the display and includes at least one opening, a first non-metal layer arranged on an upper surface of the metal layer to overlap the entire metal layer while filling at least a portion of the at least one opening, and a second non-metal layer arranged on an upper surface of the first non-metal layer to be exposed to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yi Tae Kang, Jae Woo Lee, Byoung Soo Lee, Kwang Soo Han
  • Patent number: 9671064
    Abstract: A case for a portable electronic device includes a base plate, a device securing mechanism operable to hold the electronic device adjacent to the base plate, and a stretchable strap connected to the base plate. The strap is biased toward a rest position, wherein the strap lies substantially flush with the base plate. The strap is configured to be stretchable between the rest position and a stretched position away from the back of the base plate to allow a user's hand or other item to be placed between the strap and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Alan Tussy
  • Patent number: 9549050
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided including a plurality of electronic parts; one or more housing components forming a space for receiving the plurality of electronic parts; and a cover detachable from the one or more housing components, the cover including a first member having a plurality of metal elements suspended in a non-metal base and a second member coupled to the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Chul Choi, Hee-Cheul Moon, Ik-Su Jung
  • Patent number: 9509816
    Abstract: A mobile phone adapting device for an external lens is provided, which includes a first body, second body, a lens adapting ring and a connecting member. The first body fixes a mobile phone to the mobile phone adapting device, and the mobile phone has a mobile phone lens. The second body includes a plate movable in a direction parallel to a first axis or a second axis. The lens adapting ring fixes an external lens to the mobile phone adapting device. The connecting member connects the second body and the lens adapting ring. The connecting member moves along a third axis for adjusting the distance between the external lens and the mobile phone lens. The mobile phone adapting device further includes a hood disposed between the lens adapting ring and the mobile phone to prevent ambient leak light from interfering with optical images inside the lens adapting ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Chieh-Hung Yen
  • Patent number: 9491270
    Abstract: A portable communications device having a panel movable between a first position and a second position, a receiver to receive incoming audio messages, a memory and an electronic processor. The electronic processor determines whether the panel is in a first position or a second position. The electronic processor converts an audio portion of the incoming audio message to a visual message and displays the visual message on a display of the portable communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Seng Wang, Mohd Wardi Iswali Aihsan, Chee Kit Chan, Shirish Kaner, Ye Gen Koh, Toymuan Yoong
  • Patent number: 9350834
    Abstract: The portable telephone of the invention comprises two housings having a display screen on one of the housings, a first connection section that connects the two housings such that the housings can be opened and closed in a first direction, and a second connection section that connects the two housings such that the housings can move from an overlapped state in a second direction that is different than the first direction such that step is formed on the end sections of the housings. When the portable telephone is placed on a flat surface such as a desk, the portable telephones stably stands on its own by way of the step with the display screen facing upward at an angle. Therefore, the angle between the display screen and the line of sight of the user becomes nearly perpendicular, so the display screen is easy for the user to see.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirofumi Taguchi
  • Patent number: 9301418
    Abstract: In a waterproof control unit (100A) in which a part of a connector housing (330A) mounted on a circuit board (300A) is exposed and the circuit board (300A) is hermetically housed in a casing including a base (200A) and a cover (400A), in a gap between the cover and the connector housing, a waterproof sealing material (501) is applied to a first sealing gap defined by outer-step flat portions (401a,301a), slope portions (401b,301b), and inner-step flat portions (401c,301c), and in a gap between the base (200A) and the connector housing (330A) or between the base (200A) and the cover (400A), a waterproof sealing material (502,503) is applied to a second or third sealing gap defined by convexoconcave sealing surfaces having a convex thread loosely fitted into a concave thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Nuriya, Mitsunori Nishida, Osamu Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 9282003
    Abstract: A method of configuring an arrangement has a computer system and a telephone installation, wherein the computer system connects to the telephone installation via a data interface and wherein the computer system and the telephone installation can assume at least one first and one second operating state, including generating control data with a control unit in the computer system depending on a change in operating state of the computer system, from the first operating state into the second operating state, exchanging the control data between the computer system and the telephone installation via the data interface, setting up one or more parameters for the second operating state of the telephone installation with a configuration unit in the telephone installation depending on the control data exchanged, and changing the operating state of the telephone installation from the first operating state into the configured second operating state set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Linne, Maximilian Pfander
  • Patent number: 9247663
    Abstract: A waterproof structure includes a package having an opening; a lid part which is slidable between a first position that makes the opening be open and a second position that is located closer to the innermost of the opening than the first position and closes the opening; and an elastic member provided on a surface of the lid part, said surface facing an inner side of the opening, in a manner such that the elastic member is incapable of contacting the package when the lid part is positioned at the first position, and that the elastic member is pressed into the opening when the lid part is positioned at the second position. It is possible to prevent insufficient pressing of the elastic member into the opening, and thereby the relevant waterproof performance can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Taro Hirose
  • Patent number: 9237212
    Abstract: A locking device for a sliding/swing type mobile terminal is provided. The terminal includes a body housing and a sliding housing which slides on the body housing and swinging to open and close. The locking device includes a sliding member connected to the sliding housing while enabling the sliding housing to slide, a swing member which assembles the sliding member while enabling the sliding member to swing, and a locking unit which includes the sliding member and the swing member, the locking unit which prevents the sliding housing from swinging while sliding and from sliding while swinging in a state before sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Yup Lee, Sung-Sun Park
  • Patent number: 9210241
    Abstract: A sliding plate hinge of a portable electronic device terminal includes a fixed plate and a sliding plate. A sliding-guide groove for the sliding plate is disposed at either side of the fixed plate. A frictional component supported by an elastic component is also disposed at either side of the fixed plate respectively. The frictional components at the two sides form a compression fit with the side surface of the sliding plate or with the side surface of a component fixedly connected to the sliding plate, so as to generate side pressure against the sliding plate or the component fixedly connected to the sliding plate. The design utilizes the frictional components to generate side pressure against the sliding plate or the component fixedly connected to the sliding plate and thus generate frictional damping, ensuring that the sliding plate hinge has a comfortable hand-feel even in the absence of a drive spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: HANGZHOU AMPHENOL PHOENIX TELECOM PARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guanlun Cheng
  • Patent number: 9185195
    Abstract: A spring structure includes a support body, a first support rod, a second support rod, a first spring, a second spring, a first mounting member, and a second mounting member used for connecting to a lower shell of the slide phone. An installation hole running through the support body is disposed on the support body. One end of the first support rod is connected to the first mounting member and the other end is inserted in the installation hole of the support body. The first support rod may move along the installation hole and is sleeved with the first spring. One end of the second support rod is connected to the second mounting member and the other end is inserted in the installation hole of the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiao Yu, Xin Zhu, Bo Huang, Peng Wu, Liang Zou
  • Patent number: 9172778
    Abstract: Solved is a problem of difficulty in operating, with an operation unit casing held by one hand, both of a touch panel and a key operation unit without changing the hand which holds the unit. A portable terminal device comprising an operation unit casing 10 having a key operation unit 15 formed of a key switch and a display unit casing 20 having a display unit and a touch panel 30, in which the display unit casing is laterally positioned with respect to the operation unit casing such that both of the key operation unit 15 and the touch panel 30 are operable by one-handed operation by a hand which holds the operation unit casing 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryusuke Tai, Mitio Nagai
  • Patent number: 9140964
    Abstract: A projection device capable of automatically controlling on/off of a projection module for projecting display data onto an exterior surface according to an open/closed state of a cover of the projection module, and an operation method thereof are provided. The method for operating a projection module in a projection device includes turning-on the projection module when a first detection signal is detected, wherein the first detection signal is generated when a cover of the projection module is open, and after the projection module is turned on, turning-off the projection module when a second detection signal is detected, wherein the second detection signal is generated when a cover of the projection module is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ho Kim, Hai Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9104253
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes: i) a display panel having a display area and a peripheral area, ii) a touch panel disposed corresponding to the display area on the display panel, iiii) a connecting portion extending from an edge of the touch panel to an edge of the display panel and iv) a window disposed on the touch panel, and including a window main body covering the display area and the peripheral area and a black matrix portion covering the peripheral area. The device may further include a resin layer disposed between the window and the touch panel and cured with light and a reinforcing tape attached to the peripheral area of the display panel and attached between the connecting portion and the display panel, and having a groove recessed corresponding to the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye-Sun Kim, Eun-Ah Kim
  • Patent number: 9086846
    Abstract: The present disclosure may provide a mobile terminal including a first body having a display unit, and a second body provided with a circuit board for driving the display unit thereinside and combined with a rear surface of the first body, wherein the rear surface of the first body is divided into a first region formed along an edge of the first body and a second region defined by the first region, and the second body is disposed at the second region to be hidden by a front surface of the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilgu Cha, Wonseok Joo, Donghan Shin, Youngsoo Son
  • Patent number: 9069457
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a first case that includes a first display having a touch-sensing function; a second case that includes a second display having a touch-sensing function; and a hinge mechanism configured to join the first and second cases in a rotatable manner such that both the first and second displays are exposed in a closed state and such that first and second displays are arranged side-by-side on substantially the same plane in an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sano, Naka Shibata
  • Patent number: 9065891
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus includes: a first casing; a second casing; a connection section that connects the first and second casings to each other to be movable; and an antenna device that operates at a predetermined communication frequency. In the radio communication apparatus, first and second states are switched between by relatively moving the first and second casings. The first state is a state in which the first and second casings are opened or closed with respect to one another, and a first conductor (122) installed from the connection section to the first casing and a second conductor (240) installed from the connection section to the second casing are separated and faced each other. In the first state, the first conductor (122) and the second conductor (240) are electrically connected to each other at the communication frequency. The second state is a state in which the first and second casings are closed or opened with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Masanori Sakurai, Naoki Kobayashi, Noriaki Ando, Hiroshi Toyao, Masaharu Imazato
  • Patent number: 9042109
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board and a sliding-type electronic device is provided by which a too large increase in thickness of devices can be avoided and a pair of housings can be slid relatively in a bending and slanting direction. In the mounting structure, an upper housing 12 and a lower housing 22 coupled in a freely slidable manner are electrically connected to each other by a flexible printed circuit board folded back to be routed between slide facing surfaces 12b and 22a of both the housings and the height of a side wall surface 12c and 22c of the upper housing and lower housing changes in a bending manner along the direction of freely sliding and, in the slide facing surfaces of the upper housing and lower housing, concave space portions 15 and 25 to accommodate the change in curvature and in position of a folding-back portion 31a caused by sliding motion between the upper housing and lower housing are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Toshiki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9031616
    Abstract: A body for a mobile device shaped like a sleeve is closed on all but one side and configured to receive an internal body including electronic components through the open side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacques Gagne, Gerald Kirk McGinty