Protective Cover Patents (Class 455/575.8)
  • Patent number: 11058194
    Abstract: A mobile device accessory system including a first accessory device having a first front side and a first back side. The first accessory device has a first plurality of alternating polarity magnets on the first front side and a second plurality of alternating polarity magnets on the first back side. A second accessory device having a second front side and a second back side, the second accessory device having a third plurality of alternating polarity magnets on the second front side and a fourth plurality of alternating polarity magnets on the second back side. The first accessory device is arranged to magnetically couple to a device-side attachment associated with a mobile device and is interposed between the device-side attachment and the second accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: 1Lss, Inc
    Inventors: Fernando Mora, Alejandro Baca, Mydul Ronny Islam
  • Patent number: 11057508
    Abstract: A self width-adjusting device holder comprises two width-adjustable side walls or plates, a stopper a resilient width-adjustment mechanism and a base plate. The two width-adjustable side plates are adapted to be pushed away from each other when a device is inserted and to automatically move toward each another or retract when a device is removed from the holder. The width-adjustable plates may be slidably mounted on the base plate. As these two side plates slide, the receiving area may be adjusted to be adapted to the devices with different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Adriano Valentini, Robin Di Guida, Antonio Giancola, Steve Boa
  • Patent number: 11057507
    Abstract: An electronic assembly and an electronic device are provided. The electronic assembly includes a receiver, a first circuit board, a flashlight, a second circuit board, and a sensor. The first circuit board has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the receiver is disposed on the first surface and electrically connected to the first circuit board, the flashlight is disposed on the second surface and electrically connected to the first circuit board, the second circuit board is disposed on one side of the receiver away from the first circuit board, the sensor is disposed on one side of the second circuit board away from the receiver and is electrically connected to the second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiguo Ren
  • Patent number: 11057689
    Abstract: An accessory device as a positioning device configured for use in connection with a package in-process of being delivered, or being prepared for, staged for or in-transit of delivery are herein described. The accessory device comprises a docking station including a receptacle used to receive, carry or apply one or more small electronic communication device module(s) to monitor package location(s) or condition(s) by securing electronic module(s) within the accessory device as a docking station to then be added and associated by computer-implemented systems with a package for wireless location and condition monitoring. The accessory device may include one or more retaining compartment features designed to hold or carry short-range radio module(s), serving as positioning device with monitoring module(s), coupled into the retaining feature receptacle(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Elliot Klein
  • Patent number: 11042861
    Abstract: A user conducts a wireless payment transaction with a merchant system by transmitting payment information from a user device to a terminal reader without accessing a secure element resident on the user device. A user taps a user device in a merchant system's terminal reader's radio frequency field. The terminal reader and the user device establish a communication channel and the terminal reader transmits a signal comprising a request for a payment processing response. The signal is received by the user device and converted by a controller to a request understandable by an application host processor. The controller transmits the request to the application host processor, where the request is processed, and a response is transmitted to the controller and then to the terminal reader. The response generated by the application host processor is identifiable by the merchant system as a payment response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Sarel Kobus Jooste
  • Patent number: 11042071
    Abstract: A waterproof display apparatus includes a bottom waterproof structure, a plurality of driving substrates, a panel laminate (FPL) and a top waterproof structure. The bottom waterproof structure has a first edge. The driving substrates are disposed on the bottom waterproof structure and defining a gap between adjacent driving substrates. The gap has opposite top and bottom portions. The FPL covers the driving substrates and includes a display medium layer therein. The top waterproof structure covers the FPL and has a second edge. The first and second edges are joined in a waterproof manner. The bottom portion of the gap is sealed by the bottom waterproof structure, and the top portion of the gap is sealed by the FPL or the top waterproof structure such that the gap is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Chi Yu, Chih-Chun Chen, Shi-Lin Li, Hsin-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 11031969
    Abstract: A protective case for use with an electronic device includes a case portion configured to cover a back and sides of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective case. The case portion defines an aperture for directly accessing a front of the installed electronic device. The aperture has dimensions greater than or equal to corresponding dimensions of the electronic device. The case portion includes a first fastener material permanently attached to an inside back surface of the case portion. The protective case also includes a second fastener material configured to be permanently attached to the back of the electronic device at a location configured to align with the first fastener material when the electronic device is installed in the protective case. The second fastener material is configured to removably adhere to the first fastener material to removably retain the electronic device in the case portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: David B. Nebel, Ross V. Bulkley, Alex S. Breeden, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Patent number: 11019187
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a window disposed on a front side of the mobile terminal; a display module disposed on a rear side of the window; a cover disposed on a rear side of the mobile terminal; a metallic frame disposed between the window and the cover, the metallic frame including a base portion and an edge portion connected with the base portion; a circuit board disposed in the mobile terminal and including one or more components corresponding to a wireless communication system; a plurality of antennas configured to receive radio signals and including a first radiator and a second radiator separated by a slit in a bottom edge portion of the metallic frame; and a thermal conductive member disposed between the circuit board and the base portion of the metallic frame, the thermal conductive member being configured to transmit heat from the one or more components to the metallic frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Kang, Jinho Jang, Hyunseok Kim
  • Patent number: 11005515
    Abstract: An accessory device for an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may be formed from one or more transparent materials. The accessory device may include a first transparent material coupled to a second transparent material. The first transparent material may provide a rigid structural base, while the second transparent material provides flexibility to depress buttons of the electronic device. An oleophobic coating may be applied to the outer perimeter of the accessory device in order to resist residue build-up. Also, the accessory device may include a camera opening for a camera of the electronic device. The accessory device may be raised around the camera opening, both on an internal and external surface of the accessory device. The surface defining the camera opening may undergo a polishing operation in order to increase light transmission through the transparent materials that form the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Velez, Colin M. Wang, Stephen T. Schooley
  • Patent number: 10992028
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing including a first plate facing in a first direction, a second plate facing in a second direction, and a side member surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate, a support member interposed between the first plate and the second plate and including a metallic structure, an antenna structure mounted on the support member and including a first surface facing in a third direction toward the side member, and a polymer structure disposed in a space surrounded by the first plate, the support member, the side member, and the first surface of the antenna structure, and coupled to the metallic structure. The coupled metallic structure and polymer structure includes a groove bounded by the first surface, a second surface on the polymer structure forming an acute angle with the first surface, and a third surface substantially perpendicular to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heecheul Moon, Kwonho Son, Chongo Yoon, Mincheol Seo, Minwoo Yoo
  • Patent number: 10939570
    Abstract: An electronic device including a waterproof structure is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first plate oriented in a first direction, a second plate oriented in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side surface member surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate, and a display panel disposed between the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunggwan Woo, Bowon Jung, Youngman Lee
  • Patent number: 10907077
    Abstract: A method of attaching a flexible screen to a cover plate includes: adhering a first adhesive film layer of a laminated adhesive film to a mounting surface of a cover plate, in which the laminated adhesive film includes the first adhesive film layer, a second adhesive film layer and a second release layer, the second release layer is releasably attached to the second adhesive film layer, the first and second release layer are respectively disposed on both sides of the second adhesive film layer; releasing the second release layer from the second adhesive film layer; and adhering the second adhesive film layer to a flexible screen such that the cover plate is attached to the flexible screen. A tight attachment between the laminated adhesive film and the cover plate can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Zhao, Gaocai Han, Heming Zhu
  • Patent number: 10910449
    Abstract: An electronic device and a manufacturing method for the same are provided. The electronic device includes a light-permeable display screen and an infrared sensor. The light-permeable display screen has a first surface and a second surface. The second surface includes a display area and a black matrix area surrounding the display area. The display area includes a pixel region for displaying content with low frequency changes. The infrared sensor includes an emitter integrated in the pixel region and a receiver arranged opposite to one of the display area and the black matrix area. The emitter is configured to emit an infrared light through the first surface, and the receiver is configured to receive the infrared light through the one of the display area and the black matrix area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jie Li
  • Patent number: 10895345
    Abstract: An accessory for holding or supporting a portable device or portable device case is provided. The accessory has an engagement element for engaging a surface of the portable device, a base element movable relative to the engagement element, and a support structure linking the engagement element and the base element. The accessory has a first configuration in which the engagement element is adjacent the base element and wherein a thickness of the accessory corresponds to a thickness of the engagement element combined with the thickness of the base element, and a second configuration in which the engagement element is spaced apart from the base element by the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Broder Bros., Co.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lederer
  • Patent number: 10893189
    Abstract: There is disclosed a photography housing (10) for a portable electronic device (56) having an image sensor (58). The housing has first (12) and second (14) housing components defining at least a partial enclosure for receiving a portable electronic device, the first and second housing components being movably connected to one another, such that an internal dimension of the at least partial enclosure can be altered to releasably fit a dimension of the portable electronic device (56) inserted therein. The housing (10) comprises a user input device (22, 24, 26, 28) for controlling the operation of the image sensor (58) during use of the photography housing. The housing may provide a professional photography housing for a mobile telephone, e.g. providing ergonomic shutter control and photographic function selection via wireless communication with the mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Runningman (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Sean Henry, Bruce Renfrew, Shaun Phillips
  • Patent number: 10893131
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile electronic device includes a case body and a protection element. The case body is sized to receive a mobile electronic device. The protection element can be coupled to the case body and include a chamber filled with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventor: Randy Yang Chiang
  • Patent number: 10890952
    Abstract: A protective covering for an electronic device such as a tablet computer. In various embodiments, to protective covering may cover both front and rear surfaces of the electronic device, as well as from and rear surfaces of an associated keyboard. Additionally, certain configuration for the protective covering may operate to trigger a sleep mode for the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: John G. Elias
  • Patent number: 10841417
    Abstract: A case for portable electronic devices including smartphones includes a feature to prevent glare from a flash from affecting images and video captured by a camera lens and also a battery to extend battery life of the electronic device. Smartphones have telephony, Internet connectivity, and camera and video features. Photos and video can be uploaded through the Internet or sent to other phones. The case has a hole for a camera flash of the smartphone to pass through. The edging of the hole is colored black or another dark color to prevent glare from appearing in the photos or video taken by the smartphone when using the camera flash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Incase Designs Corp.
    Inventor: Markus Diebel
  • Patent number: 10811890
    Abstract: An adapter and method for using a grasp-socket component with a handheld electronic device, the adapter including a base layer having a top and a bottom side, wherein the bottom side of the base layer connects to the handheld electronic device; and a top layer that includes a planar surface and a plurality of side walls, wherein the top layer is coupled to the base layer to form a partially-enclosed hollow space between the top side of the base layer and the planar surface of the top layer, wherein the top layer includes an elongated opening in the planar surface that is sized and shaped such that the grasp-socket component can be coupled to the top layer and such that the grasp-socket component can be moved to a plurality of positions along the top surface of the base layer by sliding the grasp-socket component within the partially-enclosed hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Dustin J. Vail
  • Patent number: 10798279
    Abstract: A mobile device case for coupling around a mobile device that includes a miniature camera module has defined therein a lens attachment aperture shaped both to permit light from an object to be captured as a digital image to travel along the optical path of the miniature camera module to a built-in image sensor of the miniature camera module of the mobile device, and to facilitate stable coupling of an auxiliary lens in optical alignment with the miniature camera module. The case comprises electric circuit components positioned to balance an attached auxiliary lens approximately at a grip location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Moment Inc
    Inventors: Marc Barros, Erik Hedberg, Josh Baxley, Amanda Kirk, Bradley G Castaneda, Zachary Reed, Steve McCallion, Wesley Glen Wirth, Robert John Lincoln, Russell Hudyma, Michael Thomas, Eric Davis, Arash Ghorbani
  • Patent number: 10779078
    Abstract: An acoustic enhancement device improves the built-in sound system of electronic devices with speakers, such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and the like. The acoustic enhancement device can channel sound waves toward a particular direction—toward the listener's ear—thereby resulting in more sound waves reaching the listener. The acoustic enhancement device can also boost the acoustic impedance of the speaking, resulting in a stronger, specific power or volume. With the device's unique shaped design, the narrow openings of the speaker holes are proportionately opened toward the wider end of the device, thereby reducing the effect of wave reflection and increasing the sound volume toward the listener's ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Steve Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10715920
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of electronic technologies, and discloses an electronic device. The electronic device includes a vibration plate, and a frame for supporting the vibration plate. The frame includes a supporting portion opposite to and parallel to the vibration plate, and a border bent at an edge of the supporting portion and extending along the edge in two opposite directions. The vibration plate is supported by the supporting portion and a gap is reserved between the vibration plate and the border. An actuator is fixed to a surface of the vibration plate facing the supporting portion, and the actuator drives the vibration plate to vibrate and sound. A damper is provided between the vibration plate and the supporting portion. Compared with the prior art, the electronic device provided by the present disclosure can alleviate the vibration of the frame during sounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun Guo, Huan Ge, Chengxia Ji
  • Patent number: 10700414
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first face and a second face, a conductive pattern extending in substantially the same direction as the first face, and an electronic circuit, wherein the conductive pattern includes a conductive line extending from a first end to a second end and includes a winding portion, wherein the winding portion includes a plurality of turns including an innermost turn defining an inner periphery of the winding portion and an outermost turn defining an outer periphery of the winding portion, wherein the electronic circuit is electrically connected to a first point positioned, and to a second point, and wherein the first point and the second point are disposed one of inside the inner periphery, outside the outer periphery, and between the inner periphery and the outer periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yong-Youn Kim
  • Patent number: 10653220
    Abstract: Embodiments of a modular mobile device and related accessories can include a mobile device case. In a number of embodiments, the mobile device case can comprise a housing. In many embodiments, the housing can comprise a front configured to hold the mobile device and a back panel comprising a first slot and a second slot. In some embodiments, the first slot and the second slot can be configured to receive a portion of a bottom frame and the bottom frame can be configured to receive one or more modules. Other embodiments of related apparatuses, methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fidlco, LLC
    Inventors: John Vanderhoof, Sr., John Vanderhoof, Jr., Kyler Calkins, Jeffrey Falco, Rawad Aboughanem
  • Patent number: 10659579
    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: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Handstands Promo, LLC
    Inventor: Bryce Haymond
  • Patent number: 10652373
    Abstract: The durability of a mobile terminal can be improved by improving the heat-dissipating performance thereof, the mobile terminal comprising an inner space and having a camera hole formed on the rear surface thereof; a substrate located in the inner space and having an electric element mounted thereon; a camera module including a lens part and mounted at a location corresponding to the camera hole; a deco frame, which includes a lens hole for exposing a lens part of the camera module and a heat-dissipating hole formed on the circumference of the lens hole, and is inserted into the camera hole; and a heat-dissipating sheet located in the inner space and including a heat-absorbing part coming in contact with the electric element, a heat-dissipating part located on the inner side of the deco frame and covering the heat-dissipating hole, and a heat transfer part connecting the heat absorbing part and the heat-dissipating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdo Cha, Choonhwa Lee, Bonghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10643806
    Abstract: A touchpad module includes a base plate, a touch member, a switch, a supporting element and an elastic element. The base plate includes a triggering part. The switch is disposed on the touch member and aligned with the triggering part. The elastic element includes a fixing structure and a swinging structure. The swinging structure includes two lateral swinging segments and a middle swinging segment. The lateral swinging segments are arranged between the supporting element and the touch member. The middle swinging segment is arranged between the base plate and the touch member. The fixing structure is connected with the middle swinging segment and arranged between the lateral swinging segments. When an external force is exerted on the touchpad module, the middle swinging segment is swung toward the base plate, and the lateral swinging segments are swung away from the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Tai-Sou Huang
  • Patent number: 10608688
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile device such as a tablet computer is disclosed that includes modular components that can be mixed and matched by the user at the point of purchase to facilitate creation of a user customizable look. The case includes a shell that is configured to retain the tablet device and a front cover that is configured to protect and conceal the screen of the tablet when the case is in the closed position. When the assembled case is in the open position and the tablet is retained within the shell, the cover is configured to stand the shell up on edge. The shell and front cover can be reversibly attached to one another by the user, so that the user can select a shell of one color, material, design, or style and a front cover of another color, material, design or style. Retention tab and slot are employed to reversibly lock the front cover to the shell to form a seamless integrated multi use mode case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Tom Hee Kwon
  • Patent number: 10577151
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronics device containing at least a pair of protective covers for the electronics device, wherein each of the pair of protective covers comprises at least two side attachment mechanisms for attaching to another side attachment mechanism on the other of at least a pair of protective covers, and also includes a rear attachment mechanism for also attaching to the other of at least a pair of protective covers. The case can be provided as a system or as a kit or components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Richard P. Rizzuto
  • Patent number: 10571963
    Abstract: A housing includes: a top cover; a bottom cover having a rising wall member erected toward the top cover and joined to the top cover at a rim; and a reinforcing structure which is disposed in a space divided by the top cover and the bottom cover, and has an opening, the reinforcing structure being joined to the bottom cover. The bottom cover is formed of a material having a thickness of 0.1 mm or more and 0.8 mm or less and an elastic modulus of 20 GPa or more and 120 GPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masato Honma, Takashi Fujioka
  • Patent number: 10555589
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile device having a front cover and a storage compartment for a user's personal items such as credit cards, personal identification cards, and/or cash is disclosed. The protective case includes a main body and a detachable panel configured to cover an aperture through the shell of the protective case providing access to the storage compartment via a hinged connection. The shell, panel, and front are secured to flexible layers, which allow the case to function as independent pivot stands that can position the case in one or more operating/viewing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Hemesath
  • Patent number: 10554238
    Abstract: A carrying clip for an electronic device includes a first clip body, a second clip body, and a spring tab; the first clip body is provided with a snap ring on which a notch is provided; the second clip body is rotatably connected to the first clip body and is provided with a groove, the snap ring of the first clip body is snapped and assembled in the groove of the second clip body and is rotatable along the wall surface of the groove, the wall surface of the groove is uniformly formed with a plurality of snapping slots; the spring tab comprises an annular spring tab body and a protrusion projected on the spring tab body, the spring tab body is snapped and assembled in the snap ring of the first clip body, the protrusion projects out of the notch of the snap ring and abuts against the wall surface of the groove of the second clip body; when the first clip body rotates with respect to the second clip body, the protrusion of the spring tab rotates along the wall surface of the groove alternatively abuts against
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hytera Communications Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Xiangru Qi, Jingguang Peng
  • Patent number: 10547342
    Abstract: A protective lens cover for a camera and a flash of an electronic device includes a first lens portion for covering the camera of the electronic device and a second lens portion for covering the flash of the electronic device. The first lens portion has a top surface, a bottom surface positioned directly opposite the top surface, and a side surface continuously extending from the top surface to the bottom surface. At least a portion of the side surface of the first lens portion is coated with a light-blocking ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Minna L. Ranjeva, Corinne E. Allen, Aaron M. Lipner, Gareth F. Watt
  • Patent number: 10530411
    Abstract: An accessory for a portable electronic device which includes a housing having a base portion configured for attachment to a portable electronic device. The accessory further includes a grip socket retention channel at least partially defined by the housing, and the grip socket retention channel is configured to receive and removably retain a base of a grip socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Haus, LLC
    Inventors: Caitlin Marie Gehlhausen, Michael A. Leagre
  • Patent number: 10516431
    Abstract: A wireless case for use with a mobile electronic device can include a back wall, a top wall, a bottom wall, a right side wall, a left side wall. The case can include a wireless receiver configured to receive wireless signals. The case can further include a device interface that can be electrically coupled to the wireless receiver. The device interface can move between an engaged position and a disengaged position. In the engaged position, the device interface can be configured to engage a corresponding interface on the mobile electronic device to deliver the electrical signals from the wireless receiver to the mobile electronic device. In the disengaged position the device interface can be configured to disengage from the corresponding interface on the mobile electronic device to facilitate insertion of the mobile electronic device into the case or removal of the mobile electronic device from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: mophie inc.
    Inventor: Mark Stephen DiLella
  • Patent number: 10512184
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a housing comprising a first face, a second face that faces opposite the first face, and a side face that encloses a space between the first face and the second face. The electronic device also includes a front plate disposed on the first face of the housing, and a display disposed between at least a partial region of the front plate and the first face, and comprises a first and a second layer. The electronic device further includes at least one first seal member disposed between an edge portion of the display and the first face, and at least one second seal member disposed between an edge portion of the front plate and the first face. The electronic device also includes a waterproof filler applied to fill a step region formed between the first seal member and the second seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Myung Cho, Jae Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10405446
    Abstract: An electronic device including a waterproof structure is provided. The electronic device includes a housing that includes a first face, a second face that faces in a direction substantially opposite to the first face, and a side surface that at least partially encloses a space between the first face and the second face, a middle plate arranged between the first face and the second face inside the housing to be substantially parallel to the first face, extending from the side surface, and including at least one opening, a printed circuit board arranged between the middle plate and the second face, a display arranged between the middle plate and the first face, and including a face directed toward the second face, and a seal member configured to hermetically seal the at least one opening of the middle plate, and arranged between the face of the display and the middle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Min Choi, Woong-Chan Kim, Daehyeong Park, Sung-Gun Cho, Sung-Joo Cho, Young-Sik Choi, Kwang-Hwan Kim, Soonwoong Yang, Min-Sung Lee, Seungjoon Lee, Yuchul Chang
  • Patent number: 10404310
    Abstract: A mobile phone case with interchangeable, removable and attachable modular make-up and cosmetics. Various embodiments of interchangeable accessory attachments include cosmetic make up compartment, cosmetics, make-up, blush, foundation, primer, lip coloring, lip gloss, lip stick, mascara, eye liner, eye shadow, lotion, skin conditioner, acne medication, tools for application, tools for removal, brush, swab, make-up pencil, make-up pen, highlighting instrument, glitter, ink, implement, pad, wipe, and/or any other make-up related accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Music, LLC
    Inventor: Shervin Azodi
  • Patent number: 10396575
    Abstract: A device for holding and charging an electronic cigarette element is disclosed. The device comprises a housing having a planar surface deposited with adhesive configured for coupling to a flat surface, the housing including a rechargeable battery, a first power port in the housing, the first power port conductively coupled to the rechargeable battery and configured for accepting external power for recharging the rechargeable battery, a tubular element coupled to the housing, the tubular element having a cavity that is configured to accept an electronic cigarette element, and a charging terminal located on the housing such that when the electronic cigarette element is inserted in to the tubular element, one end of the electronic cigarette element contacts the charging terminal, wherein when the electronic cigarette element contacts the charging terminal, the rechargeable battery recharges a battery of the electronic cigarette element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Stanimirovic, David Abadi, Jonathan Romero
  • Patent number: 10348946
    Abstract: A mobile device case for coupling around a miniature camera-enabled mobile device a case shutter button mechanism for actuating the miniature camera module of the mobile camera system. A half-press or single tap triggers a precapture settings menu and a full-press or double tap triggers capture of an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Moment Inc
    Inventors: Marc Barros, Erik Hedberg, Josh Baxley, Amanda Kirk, Bradley G. Castaneda, Zachary Reed, Steve McCallion, Wesley Glen Wirth, Robert John Lincoln, Russell Hudyma, Michael Thomas, Eric Davis, Arash Ghorbani
  • Patent number: 10348352
    Abstract: An expandable device includes a body with a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis. The body is movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. A button is coupled to the first end of the body and includes an inner surface and an engaging member carried by the inner surface. A platform includes an outer surface and a collar extending away from the outer surface and the collar defines a cavity. A locking device is carried by the second end of the body, and a portion of the locking device is adapted to be removably disposed in the cavity of the platform for releasably coupling the body to the platform. When the body is in the collapsed configuration, the engaging member of the button engages the locking device such that the locking device is rotatable relative to the platform between an unlocked and a locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: David B. Barnett, Greg Adelman, Michael J. Kory, Randy Yang Chiang, Altan Nahum, David F. Willson
  • Patent number: 10305530
    Abstract: A case having gripping holes and corrugated bottom for tablet/mobile phone comprises a tablet box for placing a tablet/mobile phone thereon and a releasable holding means for the tablet/mobile phone, the releasable holding means is fixed on the tablet box. The tablet box has a corrugated bottom comprising a plurality of curved bands, the curved band has an arc cross section and two paralleled sides, the two sides are perpendicular to long sides of the tablet box. A plurality of gripping holes are arranged on the corrugated bottom, the gripping holes are rectangular hole, and the wide of the rectangular hole is smaller than half wide of the curved band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Davy Zide Qian, Benyu Qian, Lequn Lu
  • Patent number: 10290695
    Abstract: A display panel and a display panel fabrication method are provided. The display panel comprises a display region; and a peripheral circuit region surrounding the display region. The display panel has a display surface facing viewers and covering the display region and the peripheral circuit region. At least one corner of the display panel is provided with a chamfer having a chamfer surface, the chamfer surface is a new side surface which is going to be introduced to the display panel after the chamfer is formed. A chamfer cutting reflective layer is disposed on the display surface of the display panel and along an edge of the chamfer surface. In a direction perpendicular to a chamfer cutting line and towards the at least one corner of the display panel, a thickness of the chamfer cutting reflective layer is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yujun Li, Bengang Zhao, Shucheng Luo, Kaen Jiang
  • Patent number: 10277731
    Abstract: A case for portable electronic devices including smartphones includes a feature to prevent glare from a flash from affecting images and video captured by a camera lens and also a battery to extend battery life of the electronic device. Smartphones have telephony, Internet connectivity, and camera and video features. Photos and video can be uploaded through the Internet or sent to other phones. The case has a hole for a camera flash of the smartphone to pass through. The edging of the hole is colored black or another dark color to prevent glare from appearing in the photos or video taken by the smartphone when using the camera flash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Incase Designs Corp.
    Inventor: Markus Diebel
  • Patent number: 10270895
    Abstract: A terminal housing includes an intermediate piece, two end pieces located at two opposite sides of the intermediate piece respectively, and two insulators each connected between the intermediate piece and one of the two end pieces. Each of the two end pieces has a mounting portion corresponding to the insulator and provided with an engagement structure. The engagement structure is engaged with the insulator and is uneven. A mobile terminal having the terminal housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoming Bao
  • Patent number: 10257670
    Abstract: A portable device providing notice information and a method for providing the notice information thereof are provided. The portable device includes a display configured to be divided into areas respectively corresponding to types of notice information, and a controller configured to sense an event corresponding to the notice information, and control the display to activate pixels included in an area corresponding to a type of the notice information, and inactivate pixels included in an area not corresponding to the type of the notice information, among the areas, in response to the controller sensing the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pankaj Agarwal, Chang-yeong Kim, Ji-su Jung
  • Patent number: 10256860
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a card storage mobile phone case including: a case main body including a front surface, on which a mobile phone storing part, in which attachment/detachment of a mobile phone is performed in a form of surrounding a rear surface and side surfaces of the mobile phone, is formed, and a rear surface which is provided with a card mounting part having a card mounting surface, and including a hinge structure in a lower portion of the rear surface; a main body cover fitted and coupled to the rear surface of the case main body in a state of surrounding the rear surface of the case main body, and including a card string region in which a bottom part of a front surface the main body cover is spaced a predetermined distance apart from a card mounting surface of the card mounding part of the case main body so as to store a card, and an opening which is provided on a lower portion of the main body cover and through which the card is stored and taken out; and an opening/closing cover includ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ISPEAKER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 10230415
    Abstract: A bar-type mobile terminal can include antennas configured to transmit and receive radio signals; a metallic frame having a front side and a rear side, the metallic frame including an edge portion forming an appearance of the bar-type mobile terminal, an upper through hole, and a lower through hole; an upper non-metallic coupling disposed in the upper through hole of the metallic frame; a lower non-metallic coupling disposed in the lower through hole of the metallic frame; a window disposed on the front side of the metallic frame; a cover disposed on the rear side of the metallic frame; a printed circuit board including electronic devices; a display unit disposed between the window and the front side of the metallic frame; a first waterproof layer disposed between the window and the edge portion; and a second waterproof layer disposed between the cover and the edge portion of the metallic frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Kang, Jinho Jang, Hyunseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10206472
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device is provided. The protective enclosure includes a structural member, a cushioning member permanently affixed to the structural member, and a cavity. The structural member has a back portion and a plurality of side portions. The cushioning member extends from an upper edge configured to extend beyond the front surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective enclosure to a lower edge configured to extend beyond the back surface of the electronic device and be in direct contact with a portion of the back surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective enclosure. The cavity is configured to extend between the inner surface of the structural member to the back surface of the installed electronic device and is at least partially bounded by the lower edge of the cushioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Northrup, Kevin W. Witter, James M. Prestien, David C. Russell, Erika E. Johnson, Matthew S. Krajec
  • Patent number: 10154127
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first central section, a second central section, a left side wall, and a right side wall. The first and second central sections, the left side wall, and the right side wall may be attached together in a first assembled state so that the first central section is adjacent to and at a first angle of substantially less than ninety degrees and substantially more than zero degrees with respect to the second central section, and the left side wall and the right side wall are adjacent to and approximately perpendicular to the second central section, and so that a mobile electronics device having a screen, can be placed on the first central section, and the screen viewed, with the left side wall, the right side wall, and the second central section providing shading to the mobile electronics device when it is on the first central section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Nathan J. Zaccaria