Patents Examined by Abdullah Riyami
  • Patent number: 10389205
    Abstract: A tool for programming a controller of an electric motor by engaging a connection block of the motor and providing high voltage power and communicating programming signals to the controller. The tool includes a body having an interface for engaging the connection block, and internal wiring presenting tool terminals at the interface for making contact with corresponding motor terminals to allow for providing power and communicating signals between the tool and the controller. An energy-limited transformer having an isolated high impedance secondary winding provides both electrical isolation to protect against shock and low energy output to protect against arc flash. Redundant interlocks include a software interlock which allows the power to be present at the interface only during actual programming of the controller. A light ring encircling the body indicates the presence of high voltage and is visible from multiple directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L. Geiler, Chetan O. Modi, Douglas D. Glenn, Robert J. Ploof, Jr., Anandan C. Velayutham, James L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 10389067
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing. The contacts are arranged with upper contacts in the upper row and lower contacts in the lower row. The upper contacts include the grounding contacts and the signal contacts as well as the lower contacts. A metallic shielding plate is located between the upper contacts and the lower contacts. The metallic shielding plate forms a plurality of holes. In each hole, there are upper spring beam and lower spring beam respectively contacting the front contacting sections of the grounding contacts in the upper row and in the lower row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yin-Chao Xu
  • Patent number: 10389071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal and a method for manufacturing an earphone socket. The mobile terminal includes an earphone socket. The earphone socket includes a housing and a sealing member. The housing has an insertion hole surrounded by a peripheral side wall, the peripheral side wall has a first peripheral side wall located at an inner portion of the insertion hole and a second peripheral side wall located at an outer portion of the insertion hole, the first peripheral side wall has a thickness greater than that of the second peripheral side wall, and the second peripheral side wall has an opening port at an outer end of the insertion hole. The sealing member is embedded on an outer surface of the housing, and surrounds a periphery of the opening port, and at least a part of the sealing member extends to the first peripheral side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 10388972
    Abstract: In order to improve estimation accuracy of a purging amount, a fuel cell system comprises a supply valve that controls a supply of an anode gas into an anode system, a purge valve that discharges an off-gas from the anode system, a pressure detecting unit configured to estimate or measures a pressure inside the anode system, and a purging amount estimating unit configured to estimate a purging amount of the off-gas discharged from the anode system through the purge valve based on a pressure change inside the anode system during a purge valve close duration in a supply valve open state and a pressure change inside the anode system during a purge valve close duration in a supply valve close state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitomo Asai
  • Patent number: 10383367
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes; more particularly, to electronic cigarettes including a power supply portion. In various embodiments, the eCig power supply portion includes a sub-assembly housing substantially containing a battery, an airflow sensor, and controller circuitry. Aspects of the disclosure are further directed to an eCig power supply portion further including a hemicylindrical port and/or electrical contacts aligned along a longitudinal axis of the power supply portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Rasmussen, Christopher Myles
  • Patent number: 10383370
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette comprising a base part and a cartridge configured to be assembled thereto, said base part comprising a battery and at least one heating element connected to the battery, and said cartridge comprising: a substance chamber configured for containing therein a substance to be smoked, said substance chamber comprising a substance outlet; a vaporization chamber in communication with the substance outlet for receiving said substance therein; and at least one heat transfer unit configured, at least when the cartridge is assembled to the base part, for being heated by the heating element of the base part and for heating the substance being provided via said substance outlet for its vaporization in the vaporization chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MD&C CREATIVE MAISON SA
    Inventors: Cristina Wendt Thevenaz, Maria Daniele Killy, Tom Fournier
  • Patent number: 10381790
    Abstract: A controlled-power RJ45 socket includes a housing having a cavity to receive an RJ45 plug. The socket further includes electrical contacts positioned in the cavity and that come in contact with electrical contacts of the RJ45 plug when the RJ45 plug is plugged into the RJ45 socket. A switch is positioned to disconnect the power to the electrical contacts of the RJ45 socket before the electrical contacts of the RJ45 plug are physically detached from the electrical contacts of the RJ45 socket during a de-mating of the RJ45 plug from the RJ45 socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James C. Andrews, Kenneth Dale Walma, Geoffrey Granville Hammett, Mark Verheyen
  • Patent number: 10381773
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing (30) having a separation wall (33), through which a plurality of terminal fittings (20) penetrate, and a receptacle (51) configured to surround a group of the terminal fittings (20) projecting from the separation wall (33), a filling recess (55) configured to surround the terminal fittings (20) in the receptacle (51) and fill a potting agent (80) inside, and auxiliary reservoir portions (57) for the potting agent (80) formed to have a recessed shape on an inner peripheral surface side of the receptacle (51) while communicating with each filling recess (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10381782
    Abstract: An electrical connector including first and second connector parts configured for mating together, and with one of the connector parts having a sensory feedback member that moves between an extended position and a retracted position as a result of magnetic interaction with an actuation element in the other connector part during mating of the connector parts. The movement of the sensory feedback member causes a sensory feedback indication, such as an audible sound or a tactile vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Daniel P. Byrne, Timothy J. Warwick, Thomas A. Petersen, Randell E. Pate, Marc A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10381774
    Abstract: A support is configured to be attached to and supported by a surface and to a channel running from the first end to the opposing second end of the support. The support carries a first magnetic electrical connector in a first end of the channel and a second magnetic electrical connector, wired to the first, in the opposing, second end of the channel. The first magnetic electrical connector is in electrical connection with the second magnetic electrical connector via at least one electrical conductor. An electrical current applied to the first magnetic electrical connector is conveyed by that electrical conductor to the second magnetic electrical connector. Wiring is directed through holed in the support to access points in the outer surface of the support where the user may access electrical current for operating appliances, charging batteries, and passing digital information. The supports may be decorative molding such as baseboards, crown molding, and chair rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Christmas Northeast, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Krize, Matthew Ryder, James W. Gibboney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10375989
    Abstract: A smoking article is provided, including a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear end faces; an aerosol-forming substrate having opposed front and rear end faces, wherein the front end face of the aerosol-forming substrate is downstream of the rear end face of the combustible heat source; and a non-combustible holder configured to hold the combustible heat source. The holder includes a barrier between the rear end face of the combustible heat source and the front end face of the aerosol-forming substrate, and a plurality of first retention fingers connected to the barrier. The first retention fingers extend from the barrier along the exterior of the combustible heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ana Carolina Borges de Couraca, Christopher John Grant
  • Patent number: 10375990
    Abstract: An electronic inhalation device comprising a mouthpiece (2) and a control unit (24), the control unit (24) comprising a power cell (22) and a computer (20), where the computer (20) comprises a computer processor, a memory and an input-output means; wherein the device further comprises a transmitter (18) connected to the computer (20) and the computer (20) is configured in use to collect and store use data relating to a user's use of the device in the computer memory and transmit the use data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Lord
  • Patent number: 10381765
    Abstract: A female contact and a mating structure in which the female contact mates with a male contact. The female contact has first and second elastic arms that are connected together. The first elastic arm has a first dummy contact point and a first actual contact point rearward of the first dummy contact point and has a smaller protrusion than the first dummy contact point. The second elastic arm has a second dummy contact point and a second actual contact point rearward of the second dummy contact point and has a smaller protrusion amount than the second dummy contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daiji Hotta, Seiji Komatsu, Masahiro Imanishi
  • Patent number: 10374333
    Abstract: A connection device for connecting together electrically-conductive tubes, the device comprising a body (1) defining a channel (2) having two end segments, each arranged to receive an end of one of the tubes. Each end segment (3) is provided with an annular recess (5) provided with a flank (8) facing towards the inlet of said end segment (3). The device comprises at least one elastically deformable electrical conductor element (9) having ends bearing against said flanks (8) and an intermediate portion (13) extending into the channel (2) in order to provide electrical continuity between the two tube ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PARKER HANNIFIN MANUFACTURING FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Philippe Le Quere
  • Patent number: 10374444
    Abstract: A battery management system is provided that controls at least a stack of battery cells. The battery management system may detect stack voltage and current. Characteristics of each battery cell in the stack may be monitored. The battery management system may detect ground fault within the stack of battery cells. Communication breakdown and/or failure in the battery management system may also be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ELITE POWER INNOVATIONS, LLC.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Worry, John Ellis Corman, Stefan Erik Janhunen, Jonathan Thomas Malton, Nathanael Dimitro Wennyk
  • Patent number: 10374339
    Abstract: A battery terminal (1) includes a body (10) with C-shaped upper and lower plate mounting portions (21, 41). First and second fastening portion (60, 70) have bolt accommodating portions (65, 75) respectively. A fastening member (80) is assembled with the first and second fastening portions (60, 70) and is configured to reduce the diameters of the upper and lower plate mounting portions (21, 41). The fastening member (80) includes a fastening bolt (81) having a head (82), a column (83) extending from the head (82) and a shaft (84) extending from the column (83). The column (83) is accommodated into the bolt accommodating portions (65, 75), and a nut (85) is screwed onto the shaft (84). The shaft (84) is insertable through the bolt insertion hole (87) of a washer (86), but the column (83) is not insertable through the bolt insertion hole (87).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Nobukuni
  • Patent number: 10374357
    Abstract: In a connector including: a plurality of contacts each making connection by sandwiching a connecting member; and a housing in which the contacts are to be accommodated, the housing includes a housing body in which the contacts are to be accommodated, and an operating portion that moves the contacts such that the contacts perform sandwiching, and, in a case where the contacts sandwich the connecting member, a portion in which the housing body and the operating portion are connected together is cut off when the operating portion is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyasu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10368575
    Abstract: A smoking article (10) comprises a tobacco rod (12) and a filter (14) connected to the tobacco rod (12). The filter (14) comprises a first filter segment (20) and a hollow tube segment (22) downstream of the first filter segment (20). The hollow tube segment (22) defines a cavity (24) at the mouth end of the filter (14) providing an unrestricted flow channel that extends from the downstream end of the first filter segment (20) to the mouth end of the filter (14). The length of the hollow tube segment (22) is at least about 25 percent of the overall filter length. Further, the smoking article (10) comprises a ventilation zone (26) comprising at least one circumferential row of perforations provided at a location around the first filter segment (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Alen Kadiric, Cecilia Lindholm Delaloye
  • Patent number: 10374335
    Abstract: A coaxial cable-connector assembly includes a coaxial cable and a coaxial connector. The coaxial cable includes: an inner conductor having a termination end, the termination end including a bore; a dielectric layer that overlies the inner conductor; an outer conductor that overlies the dielectric layer having a termination end; and a jacket that overlies the outer conductor. The coaxial connector includes: an inner conductor body including a boss that encircles the termination end of the inner conductor and a longitudinal bore; an outer conductor body electrically connected with the termination end of the outer conductor; and an expansion member inserted into the bore of the termination end of the inner conductor, the expansion member being sized and configured to radially expand the termination end of the inner conductor into electrical contact with the boss of the inner conductor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Frank A. Harwath
  • Patent number: 10371995
    Abstract: A coupling conductive terminal structure is provided. The coupling conductive terminal structure is disposed between a display device and an IC or an FPC, and includes a first linking part and a second linking part matched with the first linking part. The first linking part is disposed on the display device, the second linking part is disposed on the IC or the FPC, the first linking part and the second linking part are locked with each other, and the display device electrically connects to the IC or the FPC. The disclosure further provides a display device. By practice of the disclosure, the bonding shift could be overcome to solve the problem of short circuit or poor contact, so the product yield could be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng Li