Protective Cover Patents (Class 455/575.8)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10132444
    Abstract: Hands-free electronic devices and electronic functions that can be worn on the surface of the body in a biologically fit manner are described. The embodiments provide a convergence between electronic products, and biological, anatomical, and biomechanical aspects of the human body while providing hands-free and interchangeable wearable electronic apparatuses that can interact with human senses and physiology of a human body in a practical manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Geelux Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Marcio Marc Abreu
  • Patent number: 10021226
    Abstract: Techniques are described for mounting a display and/or display cover to a housing of a display device, such as a mobile phone. In an embodiment, the housing and display cover include chamfered edges at complementary angles to allow for an “edge-to-edge” display. The display cover and housing are affixed to each other at the chamfered edges using curable liquid adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, Matthew Hershenson, Xinrui Jiang, Xiaoyu Miao, Andrew E. Rubin, Joseph Anthony Tate, David John Evans, V, Rebecca Schultz Zavin
  • Patent number: 9992893
    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: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    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: 9968015
    Abstract: Device cases with selectable RF shielding are described. Some implementations can include a case for an electronic device. The case can include selectable radio frequency (RF) shielding, such as a Faraday cage. The shielding can be selectable via a mechanically activated switch (e.g., slidable or rotatable), or an electrically activated switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: C. A. Byler
  • Patent number: 9927945
    Abstract: A method of processing an operation of an electronic device is provided. The method includes identifying whether the electronic device is coupled to an auxiliary apparatus; and providing a user interface that uses data provided from the auxiliary apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung-Tae Ryu, Il-Kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 9929766
    Abstract: An attachment system is disclosed which employs a main set of attachment elements attached to a case for a mobile computing device, such as a mobile phone, computing tablet or other computing device which can be carried with the user. The attachment system may also be part of the mobile computing device. These attachment elements are designed to attach to attachment elements connected to, or built into another mobile computing device. This allows a user to keep track of a first phone while using a second phone. In alternative embodiments, the phone may be connected back to back to allow simultaneous use of both phones, front to back to protect the screen of one while using the other, or front to front to protect both screens when neither is being used. Also, it may be embodied as a docking structure which is fixed to a wall or other structure. The mobile computing device removeably attaches to the docking structure to hold the phone for use and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: W. Jason Guzek
  • Patent number: 9917612
    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: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Tom Hee Kwon
  • Patent number: 9904317
    Abstract: A mobile terminal disclosed herein includes a main body having front and side surfaces, a window provided on a top of the main body and curved from the front surface toward the side surfaces to define at least a part of the side surfaces, a touch sensor provided on a rear surface of the window and curved along a shape of the window, a frame provided on a rear surface of the display and having a shape corresponding to the display for support, supporting members supporting ends of the window, the touch sensor and the display and partially defining the side surfaces of the terminal, and a rear case covering a rear surface of the main body, wherein the touch sensor and display are formed longer along side surfaces of the window, and the window contacts parts of the supporting members, externally exposed to define the side surfaces of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungyong Shin, Inkuk Yeo, Sungkwon Jang, Kyoungtae Kim, Junghoon Hwang
  • Patent number: 9894938
    Abstract: A cell phone module for a modular phone providing an e-cigarette functionality. As well as making use of the battery power of the cell phone or external swappable battery, the module provides a data interface with the cell phone to provide functions such as monitoring of e-cigarette use as an aid to smoking cessation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MagSOL Labs
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vick, Robert Pozdal
  • Patent number: 9886056
    Abstract: A mobile terminal disclosed herein includes a main body having front and side surfaces, a window provided on a top of the main body and curved from the front surface toward the side surfaces to define at least a part of the side surfaces, a touch sensor provided on a rear surface of the window and curved along a shape of the window, a frame provided on a rear surface of the display and having a shape corresponding to the display for support, supporting members supporting ends of the window, the touch sensor and the display and partially defining the side surfaces of the terminal, and a rear case covering a rear surface of the main body, wherein the touch sensor and display are formed longer along side surfaces of the window, and the window contacts parts of the supporting members, externally exposed to define the side surfaces of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungyong Shin, Inkuk Yeo, Sungkwon Jang, Kyoungtae Kim, Junghoon Hwang
  • Patent number: 9867127
    Abstract: A feature pack coupled to and interface with a cellular phone is able to relieve the cellular phone from performing tasks that drain the battery of the cell phone thus preserving the power of the battery of the cellular phone. The feature pack has its own battery separate and apart from the battery of the cellular phone and processes signals received from the cellular phone. The feature pack also provides power to various tools mounted onto surfaces of the feature pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: C21 Patents, LLC
    Inventor: Kent Srikanth Charugundla
  • Patent number: 9857836
    Abstract: A mobile terminal disclosed herein includes a main body having front and side surfaces, a window provided on a top of the main body and curved from the front surface toward the side surfaces to define at least a part of the side surfaces, a touch sensor provided on a rear surface of the window and curved along a shape of the window, a frame provided on a rear surface of the display and having a shape corresponding to the display for support, supporting members supporting ends of the window, the touch sensor and the display and partially defining the side surfaces of the terminal, and a rear case covering a rear surface of the main body, wherein the touch sensor and display are formed longer along side surfaces of the window, and the window contacts parts of the supporting members, externally exposed to define the side surfaces of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungyong Shin, Inkuk Yeo, Sungkwon Jang, Kyoungtae Kim, Junghoon Hwang
  • Patent number: 9843657
    Abstract: An attachment system is disclosed which employs a main set of attachment elements attached to a case for a mobile computing/communication device, such as a mobile phone, computing tablet or other computing device which can be carried with the user. The attachment system may also be part of the mobile computing/communication device. These attachment elements are designed to attach to attachment elements connected to, or built into another mobile computing/communication device. This allows a user to keep track of a first phone while using a second phone. In alternative embodiments, the phone may be connected back to back to allow simultaneous use of both phones, front to back to protect the screen of one while using the other, or front to front to protect both screens when neither is being used. Also, it may be embodied as a docking structure which is fixed to a wall or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: W. Jason Guzek
  • Patent number: 9819379
    Abstract: A power bank adapting to a protective case is disclosed. The protective case protects a mobile communication device. The protective case has an accommodating portion and a first connecting portion. The mobile communication device is removably disposed in the accommodating portion. The power bank includes a cover plate assembly and a power bank. The cover plate assembly includes a lid portion, a folded portion and a second connecting portion. The folded portion is connected between the lid portion and the second connecting portion. The power module disposes in the cover plate assembly. The cover plate assembly is for assembling with the protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MOBILECONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Kai Yang, Chin-Tien Lin
  • Patent number: 9793940
    Abstract: A cover for a mobile device includes a cover body to be mounted on the mobile device, an operation portion provided on the cover body and capable of receiving an external operation, a transmission portion which transmits an operation signal for remotely operating a vehicle-mounted device when the operation portion receives the operation, a determination portion which determines whether or not the mobile device is in a specific state, and a restricting device which executes a process for restricting the remote operation when the determination portion determines that the mobile device is in the specific state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Otsubo, Kazunari Muranaka
  • Patent number: 9735825
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an accessory device of a portable electronic device. The accessory device includes a first cover that is detachably attached to at least a portion of the electronic device, a second cover that is connected to the first cover, at least a portion of the second cover covering at least a portion of a display of the electronic device, and an electronic circuit that is arranged inside the first cover or the second cover. The electronic circuit may include a memory that stores at least some of codes or data that indicate one or more of identification information, a characteristic, a configuration, a structure, and a function that are associated with a protection cover. Various pieces of corresponding information may be output according to the kinds of applied accessories. Therefore, the consumers' product preference can be improved and the reliability of the electronic device can be secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Hwan Lee, Ji-Yong Park
  • Patent number: 9729185
    Abstract: A circular housing having a top surface and a bottom surface, and an inner chamber, where a ring on the top surface of the circular housing has a teethed upper surface, and a housing magnet is located within the inner chamber of the housing. A lid is to be located on the top surface of the housing, and a lid magnet located within the lid is magnetically attracted to the housing magnet when the lid is positioned on top surface of the housing. The outer perimeter of the top surface of the lid is teethed, and the teethed outer perimeter of the top surface of the lid and the teethed upper surface of the ring interlock when the lid is positioned on top surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Wood Brothers Steel Stamping Company
    Inventors: Gerald G. Scully, Chad G. Scully, Conrad M. Scully
  • Patent number: 9723113
    Abstract: A protective cover for a handheld portable electronic device includes a front cover, and one or more mounting portions. The mounting portions can couple the front cover to the handheld portable electronic device. The front cover can cover the display screen of the portable electronic device. The front cover, the mounting portions, or both include studded surfaces or socket surfaces. The studded surfaces or socket surfaces couple with standard building elements of a play building set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Pono Paani, LLC
    Inventors: Hunter S. Thompson, James W. Thompson, Jamie Thompson, Frazier Newlin
  • Patent number: 9716524
    Abstract: A system and apparatus including a non-device specific power or data source module coupled to an extension module to form a case to protect specific devices and methods of forming same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Ramin Rostami
  • Patent number: 9705183
    Abstract: A reconfigurable antenna element is controlled using a wirelessly powered and wirelessly activated switch, where the antenna element is part of an antenna or antenna array. A control signal for reconfiguring the antenna element is embedded into a wirelessly transmitted data signal for transmission by the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INTERMEC IP CORP.
    Inventor: Pavel Nikitin
  • Patent number: 9609101
    Abstract: A mobile device protection case includes a hard case body, and a flexible adapter member connected to one end of the case body and elastically bendable for allowing a mobile device to be inserted into the case body without scratching and then stopped in the case body by the adapter member that is immediately returned to its former shape after releasement of the applied pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: iRice Energy Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Hui Chen, Chia-Sheng Liao
  • Patent number: 9581851
    Abstract: In order to avoid a phenomenon that a liquid crystal display panel peeling off from a mold caused by expansion of the air inside the mold when attaching a touch panel to the liquid crystal display panel in a decompressed atmosphere, there is provided a liquid crystal display device in which a liquid crystal display panel is attached to a mold accommodating a backlight by a light shielding tape and a touch panel is attached to the liquid crystal display panel, wherein the light shielding tape includes adhesives on the both sides of a black base, and the light shielding tape has a portion without the adhesive on one side of the tape for a predetermined length of the light shielding tape in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimokawa, Michihide Shibata
  • Patent number: 9559739
    Abstract: A protective case for a mobile electronic communication device having a user input interface includes a front cover configured to couple with a rear cover to define a volume for receiving the mobile electronic communication device, the front cover having an aperture aligned with the user input interface when the mobile electronic communication device is received in the volume; a transparent membrane provided between the front cover and the rear cover to be disposed over the user input interface when the mobile electronic communication device is received in the volume; and a compressible member arranged between the front cover and the membrane and separate from the front cover, the transparent membrane configured to provide a seal between the transparent membrane and the front cover when the mobile electronic communication device is received in the volume and the front cover is coupled to the rear cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: PELICAN PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Murphy, Matthew Gawlowski