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361 - Electricity: electrical systems and devices

361600000 - HOUSING OR MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES WITH DIVERSE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

361679010 - For electronic systems and devices

361679020 - Computer related housing or mounting assemblies

361679210 - For computer display

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
361679270 Hinged or folding display; e.g., laptop computer display 129
361679300 Handheld computer; e.g., personal digital assistant (PDA) 26
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20110176269Display For Notebook Computer And Method Of Making A Display For A Notebook Computer - A display for a notebook computer can include a display panel and a frame configured to house the display panel. The frame can have a one-piece construction from a rear surface of the frame to a front surface of the frame. A method of making a display for a notebook computer is also provided. The method can include the steps of providing a frame and inserting a display panel into the frame. The frame can have a one-piece construction from a rear surface of the frame to a front surface of the frame.07-21-2011
20120162891VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT TABLET UNIT AND CRADLE - A vehicle entertainment system includes a tablet unit and a cradle. The tablet unit includes a display and a touch screen input device disposed on a front surface, a first electrical connection, a first mounting mechanism, and a wireless receiver. The wireless receiver is configured to receive media data from a wireless network and the touch screen input device is configured to receive input from a user. The cradle is disposed in a headrest in a vehicle and includes a second electrical connection and a second mounting mechanism. The tablet unit is electrically connected to the cradle via the first and second electrical connections, and is physically coupled to the cradle via the first and second mounting mechanisms upon mounting the tablet unit to the cradle.06-28-2012
20110194239LOCKING MECHANISM AND PORTABLE COMPUTER UTILIZING THE SAME - A portable computer includes a base, a display panel rotatably connected to the base, a locking mechanism mounted to the display panel, and a security lock. The base includes a receiving chamber and a hole communicating with the receiving chamber. The locking mechanism includes a main body, a rotation member rotatably connected to the display panel, and a sliding member. The rotation member includes an extending end defining a receiving hole. The extending end is operable to be received in the receiving chamber. The sliding member includes a hook portion being received in the receiving hole. The hook portion is capable of disengaged from the receiving hole, causing the extending end to rotate by the thereof. The security lock includes a latch for engaging the extending end to prevent the extending end of the rotation member from disengaging from the base, to lock the display panel to the base.08-11-2011
20090122477Portable Terminal Device - A portable telephone 05-14-2009
20130077225WINDOW MEMBER FOR DISPLAY SCREEN OF PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE WINDOW MEMBER - Provided are a window member for a display device of a portable terminal and a method for fabricating the window member. An inner surface of the window member is formed as a flat surface from a first end portion to a position adjacent to a second end portion, and an inner surface of the second end portion is formed inclined with respect to the flat surface in a direction toward an outer surface. According to the window member and the method for fabricating the same, shrinkage is minimized during hardening of melt resin by sufficiently delivering injection pressure for the melt resin over the entire molding space of a mold, thereby improving a product defect rate.03-28-2013
20130077226Housing Encasing A Device Having A Switch - This disclosure relates generally to an apparatus and/or system for housing a device. The apparatus includes a housing that is configured such that a device may be fitted within the housing and thereby be protected, such as from shocks and/or liquid. The housing may include top and bottom members that may be removably coupled together so as to form the housing. Each top and bottom member optionally includes front and back surfaces surrounded by a perimeter. The perimeter is defined by proximal and distal ends as well as opposing sides. The top and bottom members may include respective clasping mechanisms that extend along the perimeter of the top and bottom members. The clasping mechanisms are configured for coupling the top and bottom members with one another thereby sealing the housing, for instance, in a shock-proof and/or water tight seal.03-28-2013
20100118480DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device is provided. The display device is adapted for a notebook computer. The display device includes a display panel, a bezel, a back shell, and a reinforced glass plate. The bezel includes a receiving recess and an opening. The display panel is disposed in the receiving recess. The bezel exposes a part of the display panel from the opening. The back shell is assembled with the bezel. The back shell and the bezel cooperatively define an accommodating space. The display panel is accommodated in the accommodating space. The reinforced glass plate is assembled to the bezel for covering the part of the display panel exposed by the opening of the bezel.05-13-2010
20130070407FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR INSTALLING PANEL MODULES WITH DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS AND PANEL DEVICE THEREWITH - A frame assembly for installing panel modules with different dimensions is disclosed. The frame assembly includes a first frame and a second frame. The first frame has a first fixing structure formed thereon and a first sliding structure in an axis direction. The second frame has a second fixing structure formed thereon and a second sliding structure in the axis direction. The second sliding structure is slidably engaged with the first sliding structure. The first fixing structure and the second fixing structure are fixed on a side of a first panel module or on a side of a second panel module when the second frame slides relative to the first frame in the axis direction to a first position or to a second position.03-21-2013
20110002097Portable Electronic Device - A portable electronic device includes a shell, a control circuit, a display panel and at least a bi-stability display module. The shell has an opening and an accommodating cavity in two different surfaces. The control circuit includes a first information transmission unit. The control circuit and the display panel are disposed in the shell. The display panel is electrically connected to the control circuit. The display panel has a display surface exposed from the opening. The bi-stability display module is detachably disposed in the accommodating cavity and selectively electrically connected to the control circuit. The bi-stability display module includes a second information transmission unit for communicating with the first information transmission unit and a bi-stability display for displaying the information received by the second information transmission unit. The bi-stability display module can display when the control circuit is closed. The power-consumption of the portable electronic device may be decreased.01-06-2011
20130088828HOUSING FOR ENCASING AN OBJECT HAVING A PROXIMITY SENSOR - This disclosure relates generally to an apparatus and/or system for housing a device. The apparatus includes a housing that is configured such that a device may be fitted within the housing and thereby be protected, such as from shocks and/or liquid. The housing may include top and bottom members that may be removably coupled together so as to form the housing. Each top and bottom member optionally includes front and back surfaces surrounded by a perimeter. The perimeter is defined by proximal and distal ends as well as opposing sides. The top and bottom members may include respective clasping mechanisms that extend along the perimeter of the top and bottom members. The clasping mechanisms are configured for coupling the top and bottom members with one another thereby sealing the housing, for instance, in a shock-proof and/or water tight seal.04-11-2013
20120224318Tablet computer holder - A holder for a tablet computer attaches to the computer and may be grasped and held by one or two human users operating the computer or looking at its display screen. The holder is a substantially flat, rigid, frame-like, rectangular panel having two opposite generally concave short sides, two opposite generally concave long sides, and four convex lobes at the “corners”. Elongated slots near the short sides serve as finger- and thumb-holes and define flat handles. The computer screen is viewed through a large rectangular central opening in the panel.09-06-2012
20120099265COMPUTER WITH DOOR-MOUNTED ELECTRONICS - A computer includes various features that improve its functionality and/or ease of use. A modular electronics cartridge that includes a piston seal and opposed-direction latches removably engages a cartridge bay of the computer. A high intensity touch-screen display and a high power processor are disposed in a sealed compartment of the computer, and a remote heat exchanger is used to cool the sealed compartment. An interface converter/adapter converts a standard mini-PCI Express slot into a specialized mini-PCI Express slot with voice capabilities. SIM and microSD card slots mount to a pivoting door on the computer such that opening the door provides easier access to the card slots.04-26-2012
20100014239Lap top cover display - A display assembly attachable to a lap top computer cover, having a front face, longitudinally extending laterally spaced edges, and a laterally extending upper edge, comprising a jacket into which a cover is receivable, the jacket having edges adapted to extend externally adjacent corresponding of the cover edges, and means carried by the jacket for visually displaying an image or images, proximate the front face.01-21-2010
20090201636Ergonomic Solvent Resistant Portable Computer - A portable computer that is ergonomic and solvent resistant is disclosed. The computer may have an exterior surface that is made from a soft polymer, so that it will shield a user from exposure to heat while providing a positive tactile feel and shielding the computer from impact. The computer may comprise a number of input output devices with distinct controls arranged about the body of the computer so that a user may comfortably operate each the devices with one hand. The housing of the computer may be sealed, so that it will be resistant to liquid and particulate infiltration, and may be easily wiped clean and disinfected.08-13-2009
20110292584DOCKING STATION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A docking station and an electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a portable computer and a docking station. The docking station includes a body, a base and a connecter, and the portable computer is detachably connected to the docking station. The base is movably connected to the body. The connecter disposed on the base is movable with the base relative to the body. The body is electrically connected to the portable computer via the connecter, and thus the portable computer can move relative to the docking station.12-01-2011
20110292583PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a host, a display unit pivotably connected to the host, and a projecting unit received in the display unit. The projecting unit is configured for receiving video signals from the host and projecting corresponding image on the display unit.12-01-2011
20120026665PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND UNLOCKING METHOD THEREOF - A method executes an altimeter function to unlock a portable electronic device. A user can move the portable electronic device in an up-down direction to set a predetermined changed height for unlocking the portable electronic device. In an unlock procedure, an altimeter detects a changed height of the portable electronic device and outputs detected information of the portable electronic device. If the changed height is the same as the predetermined changed height, the locked portable electronic device is unlocked.02-02-2012
20100124008ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a display screen and a slide mechanism. The display screen includes first and second display panels, and a housing for receiving the second display panel. The slide mechanism includes two slide rails connected to the housing, and a slide frame connected slidably to the two slide rails and coupled to the second display panel. One of the slide rails has first and second positioning recesses. The slide frame has rollers connected to the slide rails. The slide frame can bring the second display panel to move between an initial position where the second display panel is on a rear face of the first display panel and a retaining unit is retained in the first positioning recess, and an open position where the second display panel is exposed from one side of the housing and the retaining unit is retained in the second positioning recess.05-20-2010
20090279241COVER FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A cover for an electronic device for a portable electronic device is disclosed. The cover may comprise a thin, flexible transparent layer coupled with a supporting structure over a display screen and a digitizer mechanism. The digitizer mechanism may include a flexible conductive paste and a digitizing element. Users input data by applying mechanical pressure on the cover which deflects it and causes the conductive paste to contact and activate the digitizing element disposed beneath. A decorative border may be molded into the cover to conceal the electrical elements of the portable electronic device. The decorative border may be disposed directly beneath the flexible cover. The cover may be dust-free, waterproof, and have an outer surface that is free of any steps, openings, or indentations. Indentations may be molded into the cover to indicate button functions.11-12-2009
20120293942Reconfigurable Computer - A portable computer system is provided having a base unit and a detachable display unit. The display unit can be oriented in landscape and portrait orientations, or can be replaced by display units having different physical characteristics. A support structure can be deployed to provide increased physical stability when desired.11-22-2012
20090129005Display Device, Manufacturing Method of the Display Device, and Portable Computer Having the Display Device - A display device includes a display panel, and a chassis supporting the display panel, and including a conductive material. The display device includes a circuit board including a signal wiring connected to the display panel to apply a driving signal to the display panel, and a grounding wiring for grounding. The display device includes a connector connected with a signal cable that applies an external signal and is connected to the signal wiring and the grounding wiring of the circuit board. The display device includes an exposed grounding unit exposing part of the grounding wiring on the circuit board, wherein the exposed grounding unit is disposed adjacent to the connector. The display device includes a conductive member which connects the exposed grounding unit with the chassis.05-21-2009
20090086420RUGGED CONDUCTIVE HOUSING STRUCTURE FOR PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE DISPLAY - A portable computing device and a display housing module for a portable computing device is disclosed. The display housing module includes a conductive rear chassis, a display module and a front bezel. The display module is configured to display images and includes a backlight unit, a display panel, and a touch screen. The conductive rear chassis is strong, lightweight, and rigid. It is configured to receive and secure the display module and to protect the display module from shock events, drop events, and vibration. The conductive rear chassis may provide a conductive path to a ground connection. This prevents EMI from affecting an antenna signal by channeling EMI originating from noisy electronics to ground, thereby preventing unwanted EMI leakage outside of the display module. The conductive rear chassis is further configured to receive an environmental sealer around the perimeter of the housing. The conductive rear chassis is further configured for direct attachment to a front bezel. Attaching the front bezel to the conductive rear chassis creates pressure on the environmental sealer and allows the internal display parts to function properly without regard to environmental elements.04-02-2009
20090237875Portable information processing apparatus - A portable information processing apparatus, includes: a body section configured to have an upper face on which a keyboard for inputting information is provided at least; and a display section configured to have an upper face on which a display member for displaying information is provided at least; the display section being mounted for sliding movement between a first position at which the display section is placed in an overlapping relationship at an upper portion of the body section and a second position at which the display section opens the upper portion of the body section, the display section being mounted for tilting up and down movements with respect to the body section when the display section is at the second position.09-24-2009
20090257181Organic light emitting diode display and method of manufacturing the same - An organic light emitting diode display that includes a display panel and a bezel to receive the display panel, the bezel including a first bezel and a second bezel, each of the first bezel and the second bezel including different materials and including a bottom portion and a skirt portion protruding from edges of the bottom portion.10-15-2009
20090257180Portable Electronic Book System - A portable electronic book system is disclosed. The portable electronic book system includes at least one receiving module, a memory module, a processing module, and a display module. The at least one receiving module is to receive an electronic data from at least one machine readable storage medium. The electronic data is associated with content of at least one textbook of a user. The memory module is operatively coupled to the at least one receiving module. The memory module is adapted to store the electronic data received from the at least one receiving module. The processing module is operatively coupled to the memory module. The processing module is adapted to retrieve the stored electronic data from the memory module and process the retrieved electronic data. The display module is operatively coupled to the processing module and adapted to display the processed electronic data.10-15-2009
20100265647Screen Scratch Resistant Device for Laptop Computer - A device includes a screen back cover, a screen protective cover frame, a roller, and a screen protective cover. The screen back cover is configured to mount a screen to a computer. The screen protective cover frame includes a roller chamber, and is configured to snap fit with the screen back cover. The roller is disposed within the roller chamber, and is configured to guide a battery of the computer and to inhibit the battery from being placed in physical communication with the screen when the battery is inserted into the computer. The screen protective cover is in physical communication with the screen protective cover frame, and is configured to hold the roller within the roller chamber.10-21-2010
20120194988Mobile Platform Structure Able to Vary Viewing Focal Length - A mobile platform structure able to vary a viewing focal length comprises a mobile platform, a base, a slide rail, a tooth bar, a motor, a transmission gear, a control module, a signal cable, a telemeter, and a power cord. The platform is coupled to the base via the slide rail, equipped with the tooth bar, and moved back and forth by the motor and transmission gear. The control module controls the motor to move the platform at a specified timing by a specified distance, whereby the viewing focal length of the user, who watches the display on the platform, can vary frequently lest the eyes fatigue. The telemeter is installed on the platform and detects the distance to the user's face. If the user's face approaches the platform too much, the control module controls the motor to move the platform to have an appropriate distance to the user's face.08-02-2012
20120188700DOCKING STATION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - An electronic apparatus including a portable device and a docking station is provided. The portable device has a display surface and the first restricting element. The docking station includes a base having a supporting surface and the second restricting element disposed on the supporting surface. The first restricting element is latched to the second restricting element when the portable device is attached to the supporting surface. Besides, the portable device is adapted to stand on the base by restricting the relative position of the portable device and the second restricting element.07-26-2012
20130215566CIRCUIT LAYER MANUFACTURING METHOD AND PORTABLE COMPUTER THEREOF - A circuit layer manufacturing method is applied to a portable computer. The portable computer includes a front bezel, a display module, and a back cover. The front bezel is connected to the back cover for containing the display module. The front bezel includes a metal portion. The metal portion has a flat region corresponding to a side of the back cover. The circuit layer manufacturing method includes forming at least one control circuit layer assembly on the flat region, grounding the control circuit layer assembly to the flat region, and forming a protection layer on the control circuit layer assembly. The control circuit layer assembly includes an insulation layer and a control circuit layer. The control circuit layer is electrically connected to the display module. The insulation layer is formed between the control circuit layer and the flat region for being alternately stacked with the control circuit layer.08-22-2013
20090116181ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH SURFACE FEATURES - Electronic devices with surface features are disclosed. The electronic devices includes a processor and a display operatively coupled to the processor for presenting outputs to a user. The electronic devices also includes a housing having a first portion and a second portion coupled to the first portion to form an enclosure containing the processor and the display. The second portion includes a plurality of edges proximate to the first portion, an end surface spaced apart from the edges, and a plurality of side surfaces extending between the edges and the end surface. At least one of the side surfaces is canted relative to the end surface.05-07-2009
20110211309MULTI-PORTION HOUSING OF A PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING MULTIPLE BACK COVERS - A variable form factor multi-portion housing of a handheld computer. The housing includes a first housing portion to provide a first interior for mounting a first electronic component, the first housing portion having a common first mating surface for facilitating coupling to a secondary housing portion. The housing includes the secondary housing portion having a version configuration of a first form factor selectable from a family of different version configurations having a plurality of different form factors contributing to a selectable variable form factor nature of the multi-portion housing, such that each of the version configurations from the family of different version configurations has a same second mating surface that is configured to couple to the common first mating surface. The first form factor of the secondary housing portion is configured to facilitate at least one of housing a portion of the first electronic component or housing at least a portion of a second electronic component that is interconnected with the first electronic component. Further, the secondary housing portion extends from an intermediate location (between proximal and distal ends) to the distal end of the first housing portion, such that the intermediate location is positioned on a bottom or top surface of the housing of the mobile terminal. The first and second housings also provide a majority of the internal space of the multi-portion housing.09-01-2011
20130128445ELECTRONIC PRODUCT WITH VIDEO DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME - An electronic product with a video display comprises a protection sheet, a display device and a shell, wherein the display device comprises a display panel and a driver unit. The display panel has a peripheral circuit area and a display surface attached to the protection sheet. The driver unit is fixed on the protection sheet and electrically connected to the peripheral circuit area. The shell which has a bottom surface and an opening opposite to the bottom surface is used to contain the display device and the protection sheet, wherein the protection sheet covers the opening, and the display device is disposed between the protection sheet and the bottom surface of the shell.05-23-2013
20100134968MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE - A mobile terminal device includes a display section; a housing including a frame member forming an opening for accommodating the display section; a transparent plate member disposed over the display section; a metal panel member disposed over the frame member so as to expose the transparent plate member; and an adhesive member having an adhesive obverse surface and an adhesive reverse surface placed between the frame member and each of the transparent plate member and the metal panel member, the adhesive reverse surface being adhesively fixed to the frame member, the adhesive obverse surface being adhesively fixed to the transparent plate member and the metal panel member.06-03-2010
20120200995DISPLAY DEVICE HOLDING APPARATUS AND PORTABLE TERMINAL PROVIDED WITH SAME - Even when the total length of a display device is increased, the strength of a case is sufficiently ensured without increasing the total length of the case itself.08-09-2012
20110249389PORTABLE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A portable information processing apparatus, includes: a body section configured to have an upper face on which a keyboard for inputting information is provided at least; and a display section configured to have an upper face on which a display member for displaying information is provided at least; the display section being mounted for sliding movement between a first position at which the display section is placed in an overlapping relationship at an upper portion of the body section and a second position at which the display section opens the upper portion of the body section, the display section being mounted for tilting up and down movements with respect to the body section when the display section is at the second position.10-13-2011
20110255231PORTABLE DIGITAL DATA STORAGE DEVICE AND ANALYZING METHOD THEREOF - A portable digital data storage device is selectively in communication with an external electronic device through a communication interface. The portable digital data storage device includes a storage unit and a control unit. The storage unit has a storage space. The storage space is divided into a plurality of analyzable sections. The control unit is electrically connected with the communication interface for controlling an accessing operation of the storage unit. The control unit judges a utilization condition of the storage space according to usage statuses of respective analyzable sections, thereby acquiring analyzing information of the storage space.10-20-2011
20110164371PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - A methodology for connecting device components with circuitry located at different levels and orientations relative to one another is described. First circuitry can be located on a multi-plane rigid circuit board where the multi-plane rigid circuit board can include at least one flexible member sharing a common substrate with the multi-plane rigid circuit board that extends from a body portion of the multi-plane rigid circuit board. The flexible member can include traces used to convey power and/or data and an interface coupled to the power and/or data traces. The flexible member can be deflected or twisted to connect first circuitry on the body portion of the multi-plane rigid circuit board to second circuitry associated with another device component.07-07-2011
20110164372DISPLAY MODULE - A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include a single piece housing and a display module. The display module can include a protective top glass cover that is bonded to a plastic display frame and surrounded by a seal frame. The display module can also include a display panel and its associated circuitry suspended from the display frame below the protective glass cover. The display module is coupled to the single piece housing mounting clips in a manner that allows the display module to move relative to the single piece housing during an impact event. The plastic display frame can include inserts that provide structural support near openings in the single piece housing.07-07-2011
20110164370ASSEMBLY OF DISPLAY MODULE - A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include a single piece housing and a display module. The display module can include a protective top glass cover that is bonded to a plastic display frame and surrounded by a seal frame. The display module can also include a display panel and its associated circuitry suspended from the display frame below the protective glass cover. The display module is coupled to the single piece housing mounting clips in a manner that allows the display module to move relative to the single piece housing during an impact event. The plastic display frame can include inserts that provide structural support near openings in the single piece housing.07-07-2011
20100165561DISPLAY ASSEMBLY FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE - A display assembly is provided for a computing device. The display assembly includes an exterior shell that (i) is translucent or clear, (ii) has at least a rounded exterior surface, and (iii) a substantially flat underside along at least a mid-section of the exterior shell.07-01-2010
20100039763Portable Computer - A portable computer includes a host, a display portion and a plurality of functional modules. The display portion is pivotally connected with the host and has an accommodation concave space. Each of the functional modules has the same connecting structure to be engaged within the accommodation concave space. Either one of the functional modules is installed within the accommodation concave space.02-18-2010
20110051348DISPLAY APPARATUS AND PORTABLE COMPUTER HAVING THE SAME - A display apparatus includes a display module which forms an image, a window cover affixed to an upper side of the display module, a base cover affixed to a lower side of the display module and a middle member which is disposed between the display module and the base cover that includes both a module support unit for supporting the display module and a bezel unit arranged about a circumference of the module support unit for coupling with the window cover.03-03-2011
20120099266COMPUTER WITH HIGH INTENSITY SCREEN - A computer includes various features that improve its functionality and/or ease of use. A modular electronics cartridge that includes a piston seal and opposed-direction latches removably engages a cartridge bay of the computer. A high intensity touch-screen display and a high power processor are disposed in a sealed compartment of the computer, and a remote heat exchanger is used to cool the sealed compartment. An interface converter/adapter converts a standard mini-PCI Express slot into a specialized mini-PCI Express slot with voice capabilities. SIM and microSD card slots mount to a pivoting door on the computer such that opening the door provides easier access to the card slots.04-26-2012
20110304970Bag computer system and bag apparatus - Disclosed is a system comprised of a bag and computer combination which allows the bag wearer to quickly access and use a computer while mobile. The system can be in three forms and all three are used in the same way: a pivoting cover is moved out of the way to expose a display which pivots into the line of sight of the wearer/operator. When assembled, all the components are physically connected and electrical components are electrically connected. Additional components include a keyboard or write pad mounted on the pivoting cover or on a separate pivoting mount near the center bag front, a display prop which braces the display in various angular positions and side pockets fitted for peripherals. An example is cited using a bag with flap mounts and equipment which mounts to the flaps using clamps.12-15-2011
20120008270ROTATABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus, comprising a display having a longitudinal edge and a latitudinal edge, where the longitudinal edge is longer than the latitudinal edge, a first supporting member having an upper end portion rotatably coupled to the display and a lower end portion rotatably coupled to a base, wherein the display is configured to be rotateable between a first position in which the longitudinal edge is substantially in parallel with the base and a second position in which the longitudinal edge is substantially perpendicular to the base.01-12-2012
20120057291PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND UNLOCKING METHOD BY ELECTRONIC COMPASS - A method uses an electronic compass to unlock a portable electronic device. A user can rotate the portable electronic device to set a predetermined rotation direction and a predetermined rotation angle of the portable electronic device for unlocking of the portable electronic device. In an unlock procedure, the electronic compass detects the rotated portable electronic device and outputs detected information of the portable electronic device. If the rotation direction and the rotation angle of the portable electronic device are the same as the predetermined rotation direction and the predetermined rotation angle of the portable electronic device, the locked portable electronic device is unlocked.03-08-2012
20120014054ALTERING THE FLEXIBILITY OF A DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed embodiments relate to altering the flexibility of a display device. A method for altering the flexibility of a display device may include sending a signal, by a circuit, to alter the temperature of a first section of a display device comprising the first section and a second section. The flexibility of the first section may be changed in response to the temperature alteration of the first section. The method may further include sending a signal, by the circuit, to alter the temperature of the second section of the display device. In one embodiment, the flexibility of the second section is changed in response to the temperature alteration of the second section.01-19-2012
20120155005POWER FEEDING METHOD TO AN ANTENNA - An electronic apparatus may comprise a screen housing, an antenna, and a waveguide. The screen housing may have a display side and an opposing rear side wherein the display side is a side from which a screen in the screen housing is viewable. The antenna may be disposed on the display side of the screen housing. The waveguide may have a first end and a second end. The first end may be coupled to a feeding point of the antenna. The second end may be coupled to a coaxial cable.06-21-2012
20120026666DISPLAY ASSEMBLY FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE - A display assembly is provided for a computing device. The display assembly includes an exterior shell that includes an outward radius of curvature about two axes (X and Y axis), and is formed from hardened material such as glass.02-02-2012
20120026664MULTI-DISPLAYS ELECTRONIC BOOK HAVING A RETRACTABLE DISPLAY - A multi-displays electronic book having a retractable display, including a first display; a reel device, installed at one side of the first display, having a rotatable axle; and a flexible second display, having a first side and a second side opposing to each other, the first side being fixed at the rotatable axle, and the second side providing a force application end for spreading the flexible second display on the first display.02-02-2012
20090135555PORTABLE TERMINAL - A portable terminal includes a first casing having a first wiring board, a first operation portion, and an accommodating portion opened in its peripheral surface, and a second casing configured to be accommodated in the accommodating portion through the opening and having a second wiring board and a second operation portion. A casing movement guiding/supporting mechanism is interposed between one side portion of the first casing and that of the second casing in one direction intersecting a moving locus of the second casing between a retracted position and an extended position in relation to the accommodating portion, and supports the second casing to be movable linearly between the retracted and extended positions. The second casing is selectively locked at the retracted position by a locking mechanism. A battery for supplying electricity to the wiring boards is accommodated in an accommodating chamber in at least one of the casings.05-28-2009
20120300383METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT SYSTEM - A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.11-29-2012
20110090631Dissipating Heat Within Housings For Electrical Components - Embodiments of various electrical housings, particularly display housings, are provided. In this regard, a representative housing, among others, includes one or more electrical components that are disposed at the housing; a thermal attachment that is designed to transfer heat generated by the one or more electrical components; and a rear enclosure that is designed to engage the thermal attachment. The rear enclosure is further designed to dissipate the heat received from the thermal attachment.04-21-2011
20110090630PORTABLE COMPUTER DISPLAY HOUSING - A display housing for a portable computing device that utilizes a plastic cover bonded to an internal metal frame is described. To account for thermal cycling issues and in particular to prevent bond slippage, multiple types of adhesives are employed to join the metal frame and the plastic cover. In particular, a very high bond (VHB) adhesive material is used in certain areas to bond the metal inner frame to the plastic cover and a liquid adhesive is used in other areas. The plastic cover can be translucent to light. A method of coating the plastic cover to block light, such as from a backlight used for the display, is described.04-21-2011
20100290179NOTEBOOK COMPUTER - A notebook computer includes a base, a display pivotably connected to a back of the base, and two brackets rotatably engaged with two side of the notebook computer. The two brackets can be rotated to from a rotating path. The rotating path includes a first position and a second position. At the first position, the two brackets are received in two sides of the display. At the second position, a top of each bracket extends out of the base to lift up the back of the base.11-18-2010
20100208421BIKE COMPUTER HAVING DUAL POWER SOURCE - A bike computer having dual power source comprises a housing, a first power module, a switch module and a second power module. The housing has a control module, a liquid display module and a light source module. The control module is electrically connected to the liquid display module, and the light source module provides lights to the liquid display module. A first power module is electrically connected to the control module to supply power to the control module; the switch module is electrically connected to the control module, the first power module, and the light source module. A second power module is electrically connected to the switch module, where is controllable by the control module to switch power outputting for the light source module from the first power module to the second power module.08-19-2010
20120075789SWIVELING BASE FOR A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - Swiveling bases for portable computing devices are disclosed. A swiveling base can include a base member and a rotatable member. The base member can be placed on a flat surface and rotatably supports the rotatable member. The rotatable member releasably secures the portable computing device and can rotate relative to the base member to reorient a display of the portable computing device. The swiveling bases may further include a control component disposed on the base member. The control component is disposed on the base member and facilitates user interaction with a computing application being executed on the portable computing device. The control component may be, for example, a button, a joystick, a D-pad, a tactile sensor pad, a touch-sensitive D-pad, a spherical trackball, a slider, or a sliding disk.03-29-2012
20120176742PORTABLE COMPUTER WITH A HEAT DISSIPATING STAND - A portable computer includes a host module having a host housing. A slot is formed on the host housing, and the slot includes a first fixing end and a second fixing end. The portable computer further includes a display module pivoted to the host module, and a heat dissipating stand installed inside the slot on the host housing in a slidable manner. When an end of the heat dissipating stand is fixed on the first fixing end of the slot, the heat dissipating stand is contained inside the slot completely. When the end of the heat dissipating stand is fixed on the second fixing end of the slot, the other end of the heat dissipating stand protrudes out of the slot and is disposed under the host housing so as to lift the host module.07-12-2012
20120188699NOTEBOOK COMPUTER - A notebook computer assembly includes a notebook computer and a supporting member. The notebook computer includes a base and a display pivotably attached to the base. The supporting member includes a first receiving portion and a second receiving portion for receiving the display and the base respectively, for stably supporting the notebook computer in an upright position.07-26-2012
20120188701DOCKING STATION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A docking station, an electronic apparatus and a portable device are provided. The electronic apparatus comprises a portable device having a display surface and a docking station having a base and a connecting module. The base has a supporting surface. The portable device is adapted to be attached to the supporting surface. The connecting module has a first pivot and a second pivot. The first pivot is connected and pivoted to the base, and the second pivot is detachably pivoted to the portable device, such that the portable device is adapted to rotate relatively to the docking station.07-26-2012
20120327581APPARATUS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL COOLING OF A DOCKED MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - An apparatus for supplemental cooling of a docked mobile device that includes a docking module having a docking interface that provides a communication connection for a separable mobile device having several heat generating electronic components that emanate heat when the separable mobile device is in an operating mode. In addition, the separable mobile device has an integrated heat sink structure that spreads the heat emanating from the operating heat generating electronic components across the entire heat sink structure. An air mover is integrated into the docking module to provide a volume of air flow that is directed to the separable mobile device while it is docked to the docking module. Accordingly, an air mover controller receives a first signal from an input sensor and therein controls the air mover to modulate the volume of air flow according to a predetermined tolerance corresponding to the heat generating electronic components.12-27-2012
20120320515MOBILE PERSONAL COMPUTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a mobile personal computer includes: a display panel with a display screen; a board assembly including a board and a component mounted on the board; and a housing including an outer housing constituting an outline and an inner housing arranged between the display panel and the board assembly, and houses the board assembly.12-20-2012
20120320514TABLET SUPPORT SYSTEM - A tablet support system includes a chassis housing a plurality of components that provide a critical mechanical stack of the system. The plurality of components include a display that faces a first direction. The chassis includes a second surface facing a second direction that is opposite the first direction. A support member channel extends into the second surface. A subset of the plurality of components are positioned in the chassis such that they are not located between the support member channel and the display screen. A support member is moveably coupled to the chassis and operable to move into a stored position in which the support member is positioned in the support member channel. The subset of the plurality of components are positioned to allow the support member to be flush with the second surface when in the stored position without adding to a maximum thickness of the system.12-20-2012
20120268882DISPLAY MODULE - A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include a single piece housing and a display module. The display module can include a protective top glass cover that is bonded to a plastic display frame and surrounded by a seal frame. The display module can also include a display panel and its associated circuitry suspended from the display frame below the protective glass cover. The display module is coupled to the single piece housing using mounting clips in a manner that allows the display module to move relative to the single piece housing during an impact event. The plastic display frame can include inserts that provide structural support near openings in the single piece housing.10-25-2012
20120268881PORTABLE COMPUTER DISPLAY HOUSING - A display housing for a portable computing device that utilizes a plastic cover bonded to an internal metal frame is described. To account for thermal cycling issues and in particular to prevent bond slippage, multiple types of adhesives are employed to join the metal frame and the plastic cover. In particular, a very high bond (VHB) adhesive material is used in certain areas to bond the metal inner frame to the plastic cover and a liquid adhesive is used in other areas. The plastic cover can be translucent to light. A method of coating the plastic cover to block light, such as from a backlight used for the display, is described.10-25-2012
20110235258NOTEBOOK COMPUTER AND MOTHERBOARD MODULE THEREOF - The present invention discloses a notebook computer and a motherboard module thereof. The notebook computer comprises a base module, a motherboard module, and a screen module. The base module comprises a base and a base casing. Besides, the screen module is pivotally connected to the base casing and is electrically connected to the base. Furthermore, the motherboard module comprises a motherboard and a motherboard cover, and the motherboard cover is integrated with the motherboard and disposed to cover one side of the motherboard. When the motherboard electrically connects to the base, the base casing is seamlessly connecting to the motherboard cover so as to establish an integral whole appearance. As a result, the difficulty of the removal can be surmounted, and the plug-in and unplugging frequency of the connectors of the notebook computer during the removal process can be lower.09-29-2011
20120087075LATCH MECHANISM FOR LATCHING A MONITOR AND A HOST OF A PORTABLE COMPUTER AND RELATED PORTABLE COMPUTER - A latch mechanism includes a first latch component installed on a side of a monitor in a protrusible manner from the monitor, a pushing component connected to the first latch component for driving the first latch component to rotate in a first rotating direction when being pushed in a first moving direction so that the first latch component slides into a first slot of the monitor, and a resilient component installed on the pushing component and connected to the first latch component for driving the first latch component to rotate in a second rotating direction opposite to the first rotating direction when the pushing component is pushed in a second moving direction opposite to the first moving direction so that the first latch component protrudes out of the first slot of the monitor for latching a host.04-12-2012
20110157806ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A power switch and connector that are conventionally included in a body are formed in spaces created at the outer ends of the shafts of hinges other than the body and a display, whereby the body is thinned. Electronic device comprises a body, a display, and a hinge that joins the body and display so that they can be freely opened or closed. A power switch is formed at an end of the shaft of the hinge. Furthermore, the electronic device comprises the body, the display, and another hinge that joins the body and display so that they can be freely opened or closed. A port of a connector opens at an end of the shaft of the hinge.06-30-2011
20130021737MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A mobile electronic device and method are presented. An input operation by a user is received, functions are stored, a remaining battery capacity is measured, and a first image is displayed indicating the remaining battery capacity and full capacity. Battery blocks are set by dividing the full capacity, if an input is entered when the first image is displayed to provide a battery blocks set up. A capacity ratio is calculated based on capacity of each of the battery blocks and the full capacity, and a remaining battery block capacity of the battery blocks is calculated based on the capacity ratio. A function is allocated to the battery blocks, and second images are displayed indicating the capacity ratio and the remaining battery block capacity. The function allocated to the battery blocks for the battery block images is displayed, when the battery blocks are set.01-24-2013
20130021736LAPTOP COMPUTER - A laptop computer includes a main body, a display, a component, and a frame. The main body includes a front end, a back end opposite to the front end, a left side surface and a right side surface connected between the front end and the back end, and a socket positioned at the back end. The display is pivoted to the front end of the main body. The component is detachably inserted into the socket. The frame is movably connected to the left side surface and the right side surface. The frame is able to rotate between a locked position and an unlocked position, when the frame is at the locked position, the frame keeps the component in the socket, and when the frame is at the unlocked position, the component is able to be pulled out from the socket.01-24-2013
20130176673PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DOCKING DEVICE THEREOF - A docking device for connection to a touch display device is provided. The docking device includes a docking body, a pivot unit and a frame. The pivot unit is connected to the docking body. The frame is connected to the pivot unit and pivoted relative to the docking body, wherein the touch display device is detachably disposed on the frame.07-11-2013
20120250242COVER FOR PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - A cover for a screen of a portable computing device having a physical button recessed into the screen is provided. The cover comprises a transparent member, a protrusion, and a tactile feature. The transparent member has a first surface positioned adjacent the screen of the device and an opposing second surface. The protrusion is adjacent the first surface of the transparent member in a position such that the protrusion engages the physical button. The protrusion has a shape such that it is in registry with the physical button. The tactile feature is formed in the second surface of the transparent member opposite the protrusion. The transparent member can be formed from a material which limits the viewing angle of the screen of the portable computing device and displays images such as company logos, slogans, advertising, or photographs to users viewing the screen at angles greater than the viewing angle.10-04-2012
20130201619DOCKING STATION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A docking station and an electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a portable computer and a docking station. The docking station includes a body, a base and a connecter, and the portable computer is detachably connected to the docking station. The base is movably connected to the body. The connecter disposed on the base is movable with the base relative to the body. The body is electrically connected to the portable computer via the connecter, and thus the portable computer can move relative to the docking station.08-08-2013
20130155597Molded Part for a Portable Electronic Device - A molded part that has a relatively small thickness so that it can be readily employed in portable electronic devices is provided. The molded part is formed from a thermoplastic composition that contains a polyarylene sulfide and an aromatic amide oligomer. Due to the improved crystallization rate, the thermoplastic composition can be molded at lower temperatures to still achieve the same degree of crystallization. In addition to minimizing the energy requirements of the molding operating, the use of lower temperatures can also decrease the production of “flash” normally associated with high temperature molding operations. The composition may also possess good viscosity properties that allow it to be readily molded into parts of a variety of different shapes and sizes.06-20-2013
20110310549MOBILE PERSONAL COMPUTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a mobile personal computer includes: a display panel with a display screen; a board assembly including a board and a component mounted on the board; and a housing including an outer housing constituting an outline and an inner housing arranged between the display panel and the board assembly, and houses the board assembly.12-22-2011
20120020001METHODS FOR FABRICATING DISPLAY STRUCTURES - An electronic device display may have a color filter layer and a thin film transistor layer. A layer of liquid crystal material may be interposed between the color filter layer and the thin film transistor layer. A layer of polarizer may be laminated onto the surface of the color filter layer. Laser trimming may ensure that the edges of the polarizer are even with the edges of the color filter layer. The thin film transistor layer may have an array of thin film transistors that control pixels of the liquid crystal material in the display. Driver circuitry may be used to control the array. The driver circuitry may be encapsulated in a planarized encapsulant on the thin film transistor layer or may be mounted to the underside of the color filter layer. Conductive structures may connect driver circuitry on the color filter layer to the thin film transistor layer.01-26-2012
20120020000PORTABLE COMPUTER DISPLAY STRUCTURES - An electronic device housing may have upper and lower portions that are attached with a hinge. At least one portion of the housing may have a rear planar surface and peripheral sidewalls having edges. A display module may be mounted in the housing. The display module may have glass layers such as a color filter glass layer and a thin-film transistor substrate. The color filter glass layer may serve as the outermost glass layer in the display module. The edges of the display module may be aligned with the edges of the peripheral housing sidewalls to create the appearance of a borderless display for the electronic device. The display module may be provided with an opening that allows a camera or other electronic components to receive light. Traces may be provided on the underside of the thin-film transistor substrate to serve as signal paths for the electrical components.01-26-2012
20130194741DUAL SHAFT HINGE WITH ANGLE TIMING SHAFT MECHANISM - A hinge is provided that permits a user to use a computer system either as a laptop computer or a tablet computer. The hinge may comprise a hinge block and an inhibitor stopper. The hinge block may have a first hinge member and a second hinge member. The inhibitor stopper may be disposed between the first hinge member and the second hinge member. The inhibitor stopper may have a first wing and a second wing. The inhibitor stopper may be attached to the hinge block. The first and second wings may be rotatable around an axis.08-01-2013
20130194742DOCKING STATION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A docking station and an electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a portable computer and a docking station. The docking station includes a body, a base and a connecter, and the portable computer is detachably connected to the docking station. The base is movably connected to the body. The connecter disposed on the base is movable with the base relative to the body. The body is electrically connected to the portable computer via the connecter, and thus the portable computer can move relative to the docking station.08-01-2013

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