Patents Examined by Abdullah Riyami
  • Patent number: 11121493
    Abstract: A terminal for a charging inlet assembly includes a head, a mating shaft, and a replaceable pin removably coupled to the head. The head is secured in a terminal channel of a housing of the charging inlet assembly having a terminating end configured to be terminated to a power cable. The mating shaft has threads. The replaceable pin has an outer surface defining a separable mating interface for mating engagement with a charging conductor of a charging connector. The replaceable pin has a drive base at the rear including drive teeth configured to be engaged by a socket tool to rotate the replaceable pin relative to the head for installing or removing the replaceable pin. The mating shaft is threadably coupled to at least one of the head or the replaceable pin in a corresponding threaded bore of the head or the replaceable pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventor: Zachary Wood Lyon
  • Patent number: 11121511
    Abstract: A electrical connector includes an inner conductor having a first mating end configured to be coupled to an electrical component and a second mating end and an outer conductor having a first mating end configured to be coupled to the electrical component and a second mating end. The outer conductor has a bore receiving the inner conductor. The inner conductor is coaxial with the outer conductor. A shielding gasket is separate and discrete from the outer conductor and coupled to the first mating end of the outer conductor. The shielding gasket has an outer surface facing the electrical component and configured to interface with the electrical component. The shielding gasket provides perimeter shielding around the first mating end of the inner conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Richard James Long, Alex Michael Sharf
  • Patent number: 11121491
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a receptacle including an insertion port into which a plug is inserted, a lid configured to open and close the insertion port and maintain, while the plug is inserted into the insertion port, a state in which the lid is opened by the plug, and a switch configured to change over according to the opening and closing of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke Wang, Nobuyuki Otsuki, Takashi Akahane, Masatoshi Tanaka, Takeshi Tamura
  • Patent number: 11116254
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision system is provided including a pressure drop or air flow sensor for monitoring inhalation by a user through the electronic vapor provision system; and a control unit for detecting the start and end of inhalation based on readings from the sensor. The control unit is configured to monitor the cumulative period of inhalation (Ti) over a predetermined window (Tw); and transfer the electronic vapor provision system to a sleep mode if the cumulative period (Ti) exceeds a predetermined threshold (Th).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Lord, Martin Mullin
  • Patent number: 11116252
    Abstract: A vaporizer device for an inhaler, in particular for an electronic cigarette product, comprises an electrical vaporizer having one or more heating elements for vaporizing liquid supplied by the vaporizer. The vaporizer device is characterized in that a carrier is formed of a layer system with a polymer film and at least one metal film in contact with the polymer film in a planar manner, the polymer film comprises at least one fluid permeable opening, the metal film comprises at least one fluid permeable second opening communicating with the first opening, and the metal film forms the heating elements, wherein the heating elements are arranged delimiting the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Sonali Rath, Muhannad Ghanam, Jan Jaklin, Uwe Pelz, Peter Woias, Frank Goldschmidtböing
  • Patent number: 11116915
    Abstract: An electronic vapor provision system includes a vaporizer for vaporising liquid for inhalation by a user of the electronic vapor provision system; a power supply comprising a cell or battery for supplying power to the vaporizer; a sensor for measuring the rate of airflow through the electronic vapor provision system as a result of the inhalation by the user; and a control unit for controlling the power supplied to the vaporizer based on a cumulative airflow for this inhalation by the user, wherein the cumulative airflow is determined based on the measurements of airflow rate by the sensor. Such a system allows the user control over the amount of vaporized liquid obtained in a given inhalation based on the cumulative airflow for the given inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Colin John Dickens
  • Patent number: 11118732
    Abstract: A fluid permeable heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a cap and a substantially flat electrically conductive and fluid permeable heating element. The cap includes a hollow body with a first cap opening and a second cap opening. The first cap opening is opposite to the second cap opening. The heating element is configured to vaporize aerosol-forming substrate. The heating element is mounted on the cap, such that the heating element extends across the first cap opening. A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system includes the heater assembly, a liquid storage portion, a mouth piece, and a retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Oleg Mironov, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Jean-Marc Widmer, Keethan Dasnavis Fernando
  • Patent number: 11121501
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing member having a fitting part that houses a terminal and is fitted to a counterpart connector provided in a connection target and a fixed part that is fixed to a fixed wall surface of the connection target together with the fitting part in the state in which the fitting part has been fitted to the counterpart connector. The fixed part has through holes, which communicate with fastening holes formed in the fixed wall surface along a fitting direction between the fitting part and the counterpart connector and into which fastening bolts fastened to the fastening holes are inserted along the fitting direction, in the state in which the fitting part has been fitted to the counterpart connector, and a screw hole into which a separation member is screwed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Hiroki Kitagawa, Masanobu Higashitani, Kengo Machida, Maho Shinohara, Masatoshi Yamada, Toshiaki Nozawa, Noboru Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 11121499
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a cover system (300) for at least temporarily preventing access to one or more terminals (402, 404) of an electrical connector (400). The system (300) comprises a first cover part (100) and a second cover part (200). The first cover part (100) comprises sealing means (104) for sealing the first cover part (100) about the one or more terminals (402, 404) of the electrical connector (400). The first cover part also comprises a member (106) comprising an aperture (118) for receiving a locking means. The second cover part (200) is receivable about at least a portion of the first cover part (100) and at least part of the electrical connector (400). The second cover part (200) comprises engaging means (204) for engaging with the electrical connector (400) to at least partially retain the second cover part (200) about the first cover part (100) and at least part of the electrical connector (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventor: Robert Trigg
  • Patent number: 11121500
    Abstract: A connector that includes a male connector; and a female connector including a housing to be fit to the male connector along a connecting direction, wherein: a first connector of the male connector and the female connector is fixed with a second connector of the male connector and the female connector connected and, a rigidity k [N/m] satisfies k<360000 when the second connector is distorted at a test speed of 1 mm/min in a direction intersecting the connecting direction and satisfies k?(2.0×107)×m, where m [kg] denotes a mass of the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Tomoyuki Sakata, Hiromu Otani, Takehide Terasawa, Keiichi Nakamura, Takahiko Saitou
  • Patent number: 11121509
    Abstract: An electrical connector, electrical connector assembly, electrical device and electrical interconnection system configured for use in electronic devices with direct connect orthogonal architectures. The electrical connector comprises: an insulating housing; at least one electrically conductive terminal, with at least a part of each of the at least one electrically conductive terminal being accommodated in the insulating housing; and a mounting flange, the mounting flange having a mounting hole for mounting the electrical connector to component PCB. A threaded connecting member may pass through the mounting hole and be connected to a first PCB. A portion of the mating interface part of the connector may extend below the mounting interface of the connector so as to abut an edge of the PCB. The electrical connector can simultaneously provide compactness and robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FCI CONNECTORS DONGGUAN LTD.
    Inventors: Hua-Kun Wei, Yi-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 11121508
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coaxial cable male connector for transmitting super-high frequency signals, which is used in a coaxial cable connector for transmitting super-high frequency signals and is received in a connector socket mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) to connect multiple coaxial cables to the PCB. The coaxial cable male connector includes: a single or multiple coaxial cables each including an inner conductor, an outer conductor, a dielectric, and a sheath, wherein the outer conductor, the dielectric, and the sheath are partially stripped to expose the inner conductor over a predetermined length, and a terminal of the exposed inner conductor is brought into electrical connect with a signal line terminal pad formed on the PCB; and a shielding can receiving the exposed inner conductors of the single or multiple coaxial cables, securing and protecting ends of the exposed inner conductors, and blocking electromagnetic waves generated from the inner conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SENSORVIEW INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Byoung Nam Kim, Kyoung Il Kang, Sang Woo Han, Ji Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 11121505
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising of a first plug module and a second plug module, which can be plugged together, wherein the first plug module has a locking arrangement, whereby the plug modules can be reversely locked to each other. The system can be arranged within the housings of industrial plugs and is thus better protected from mechanical loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Vollmer, Till Riechmann, Malte Frerking
  • Patent number: 11114778
    Abstract: A device includes a coaxial connector that has a signal portion to electrically couple with a signal portion of a printed circuit board (PCB) to enable transmission of a signal therebetween, a ground portion to electrically couple with a ground portion of the PCB, and a mounting portion to interact with a mounting component to secure the coaxial connector to the PCB. The device also includes a compressible and conductive component to be positioned and deformed between the ground portion of the coaxial connector and the ground portion of the PCB, and a standoff positioned between the coaxial connector and the PCB and to accurately control deformation of the compressible and conductive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Devin M. Bingham
  • Patent number: 11114797
    Abstract: A cage includes a housing and a partition assembly mounted in the housing and separating an inner space of the housing into an upper space and a lower space. The partition assembly includes a first support plate and a second support plate arranged horizontally, and at least a pair of support frames disposed between the first support plate and the second support plate to separate the first support plate from the second support plate by a predetermined height. The support frames have a plurality of through holes. The support frames are formed by bending a front end of one of the first support plate and the second support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Services GmbH
    Inventors: Chenxi Wang, Hongqiang Han, Alex Michael Sharf, Jingtao Zhu, Wenyu Liu, Steven David Dunwoody, Richard James Long
  • Patent number: 11114788
    Abstract: A PCB direct connector is directly mounted to a circuit board, and the PCB direct connector includes terminal members arranged in two rows to respectively contact upper conductive patterns and lower conductive patterns provided to an upper surface and a lower surface of the circuit board, and a connector housing configured to accommodate the terminal members therein and allow a connector connection portion formed at one side of an end of the circuit board to be fitted into and released from the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Sung-Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 11114785
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a connector, comprising a connector body, a plurality of signal terminals, a plurality of wiring terminals, and a circuit board. The connector body comprises an electrical connection slot, a circuit board slot, and a wiring slot. The plurality of signal terminals and the plurality of wiring terminals are disposed on the sidewall of the electrical connection slot. The plurality of signal terminals is corresponded to the plurality of wiring terminals, respectively. The circuit board comprises a circuit board body and a plurality of conductive pads. The circuit board is inserted into the circuit board slot. The plurality of conductive pads is in contact with the corresponding signal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yung-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 11114806
    Abstract: There is provided a coaxial connector device that enables a reduction in deterioration in signal quality and transmission characteristics at high frequencies. A coaxial connector device 1 includes a main connector 10 and a board connector 20. A main connector body 11 has a first fitting part R1 for a coaxial cable connector at one end and a second fitting part R2 at the other end. Inside the main connector body 11, a center contact 13 and a card edge substrate 17 electrically connected to the center contact 13 are included. In a board connector body 21 a slot 23 is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANARE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Zushi, Motoki Ogasawara, Daisuke Murakami
  • Patent number: 11108200
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a housing defining a pair of rows of insertion cavities and an elastic fastener formed on a bottom wall of each insertion cavity. Each row of insertion cavities has at least one insertion cavity. The elastic fastener is adapted to engage a plug connector inserted into the insertion cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenxi (Josh) Wang, Hongqiang (Sean) Han, Xinbo (Polly) Liu, Clarence Leon Yu, Ping (Jane) Wei
  • Patent number: 11108184
    Abstract: A housing includes a housing main body which has a fitting portion configured to be fitted with a mating housing and having a terminal accommodating chamber, and a hood portion which covers a periphery of the fitting portion. The housing further includes an annular seal member configured to be attached to a base part of the fitting portion, and a retainer configured to be inserted into a retainer accommodating hole to lock a terminal accommodated in the terminal accommodating chamber. An opening portion through which the retainer passes to be inserted into the retainer accommodating hole is formed at a position facing the retainer accommodating hole in the hood portion. A guide portion that guides the retainer into the retainer accommodating hole is provided at an edge portion of the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Ikeya, Hikaru Anma, Sho Kasuya