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US7134780: Frame including stable case and slidably movable case and backlight module using same

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Kun-Jung Tsai ·
Assignee(s) Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Wei Te Chung ·
Primary Examiner Sandra O'Shea ·
Assistant Examiner James W Cranson, Jr. ·
Application Number US10807421
Filing date 03/22/2004
Issue date 11/14/2006
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 09/04/2024
Patent term adjustment 166
U.S. Classifications 362/633  · 362/634  · 362/632  · 349/58  · 362/375  ·
International Classifications F21V704  ·
Kind CodeB2
Foreign Priority TW92204448U - 03/21/2003 ·
17 Claims, 6 Drawings


Abstract

A frame for a backlight module includes a stable case (21), a movable case (22) and connecting elements. The stable case has a bottom plate (210) and at least three sidewalls (211) connected to the bottom plate, and the movable case has a back rim (221) and two side rims (222) connected thereto. The movable case is slideably connected with the stable case by the connecting elements. The frame is compact, and which can be used for light guide plates with different sizes.

Independent Claims | See all claims (17)

  1. 1. A frame for a backlight module, comprising: a stable case comprising a bottom plate, at least three sidewalls connected to the bottom plate; a movable case comprising a back rim and two side rims connected to thereto; wherein the movable case is slideably connected with the stable case by connecting elements to together form an adjustable receiving access configured for holding the backlight module.
  2. 8. A backlight module, comprising: a light guide plate; a light source disposed adjacent to the light guide plate; and a frame with an adjustable receiving access configured for receiving the light guide plate and the light source, comprising: a stable case comprising a bottom plate and at least three sidewalls connected to the bottom plate; a movable case comprising a back rim and two side rims connected to thereto; wherein the movable case is slideably connected with the stable case by connecting elements to together form the adjustable receiving access.
  3. 17. A frame used in a backlight module, comprising: two separated cases; and a connecting element comprising sliding parts and receiving slots respectively formed in the two separated cases, wherein the two separated cases are slideably connected by the connecting element to form an adjustable receiving access to hold the backlight module.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

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Foreign Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
CN1371018ACER DISPLAY TECHN CO LTDSep 2002
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