Patents Examined by Abdullah Riyami
  • Patent number: 11509090
    Abstract: A connector includes: a terminal fitting; a housing containing the terminal fitting inside and provided with a fitting portion inserted and fitted into inside of a hole-shaped counterpart fitting portion of a counterpart wall member; and a shield shell including a cylindrical portion covering, from outside, a projecting portion of the housing projecting from the counterpart fitting portion, a flange portion projecting outer than an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion and a fixed portion bent from an end portion of the flange portion and fixed on an end surface of the counterpart wall member. The shield shell is provided with a bent portion between the flange portion and the fixed portion, and a bulging portion including an inner wall surface positioned inside a curve of the bent portion at an end portion in an extending direction of a bending line of the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Satoki Masuda, Yasukazu Chikamatsu, Ayumu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11509093
    Abstract: A connector assembly device includes a connector element and a connector position assurance (CPA) device mounted to move relative to the connector element between a delivery position and a locking position. The connector element includes a first locking device and a second locking device. The CPA device includes a locking lance that has an associated first locking device configured to implement a first form-fitting connection with the first locking device of the connector element and an associated second locking device configured to implement a second form-fitting connection with the second locking device of the connector element in the locking position. The form-fitting connections prevent any movement of the CPA device in a direction from the locking position towards the delivery position and take place in different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics France SAS
    Inventors: Hyunji Yuk, Xavier Rouillard, Carlos Salgado
  • Patent number: 11509079
    Abstract: Blind mate connection techniques and associated connectors are disclosed. Blind mate connectors provide connections where visual inspection at time of connection may not be available. Stacking tolerance increases when connectors have a different set of datums (e.g., a different relative orientation) relative to adjacent connectors. Different datums permit twinning two printed circuit boards (“PCBs”) prior to insertion into a slot of a chassis. Each connector may be attached to a respective PCB utilizing a spring and offset feature to provide a standoff on a respective PCB. Control of standoff and rotational movement (e.g., via brackets) allows each individual connector to have a “float” for improved insertion tolerance. Connector pairs may connect through an opening in a midplane while simultaneously connecting to the midplane. Switch trays and node trays may be inserted through opposing sides of a chassis and be connected through the midplane of that chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Pinche Tsai, Minh Nguyen, David A. Selvidge
  • Patent number: 11509080
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a carrier having an upper surface and a lower surface. The carrier includes a plurality of contact openings therethrough. The electrical connector assembly includes contacts coupled to the carrier and passing through the corresponding contact openings. Each contact has a conductive polymer column extending between an upper mating interface and a lower mating interface. The conductive polymer column includes an inner core manufactured from a first material and an outer shell manufactured from a second material. The second material has a higher electrical conductivity than the first material. The first material has a lower compression set than the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: John Joseph Consoli, Chad William Morgan
  • Patent number: 11505114
    Abstract: A communication support device in a vehicle, which has left and right round lights in a front end part of the vehicle, includes: left and right notification devices having ring-shaped light-emitting parts with changeable light-emitting regions while surrounding the left and right round lights respectively when viewed from a front; and a control device controlling light emission of the ring-shaped light-emitting part so that the light-emitting region of the ring-shaped light-emitting part changes according to an operating state of the vehicle. Accordingly, communication of intention in a notification mode as if there were eye contact with a person outside the vehicle can be easily achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Masayoshi Takori, Yuji Tsuchiya, Norio Arisaka, Shinji Teraoka, Takeshi Ohno
  • Patent number: 11503859
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electronic atomizing device and an atomizer and a liquid injection structure thereof. The liquid injection structure includes an outer pipe provided with an exhaust port and a liquid injection assembly including a sleeve pipe disposed in the outer pipe and a liquid injection pipe disposed in the sleeve pipe. The liquid injection pipe is provided with a liquid injection port, and is axially movable relative to the sleeve pipe between a first position where the sleeve pipe seals the liquid injection port and a second position where the seal of the liquid injection port by the sleeve pipe is released. The sleeve pipe is axially movable relative to the outer pipe between a third position where the sleeve pipe seals the exhaust port and a fourth position where the seal of the exhaust port by the sleeve pipe is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangmen Moore Technology., Ltd
    Inventor: Weiguang Hu
  • Patent number: 11503686
    Abstract: A lamp tube with anti-shock protection and compatible with a plurality of current stable power supply modes is provided. The lamp tube includes a plurality of lighting loads and a control circuit. The control circuit includes an electric shock protection circuit, a filtering and constant current driving circuit, an electronic rectifier circuit and a fast-start inductive rectifier detection and driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Xiamen PVTECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fuxing Lu, Rongtu Liu
  • Patent number: 11502447
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing and a shield shell. A terminal electrically connected to an end part of a wire is arranged inside the connector housing. The connector housing includes an inserting portion to be inserted into a mounting hole provided in a conductive case for accommodating an inverter and an outer arrangement portion integral with the inserting portion and to be arranged outside the case. The shield shell includes a tubular covering portion for covering an outer periphery of the outer arrangement portion and is electrically connected to the case. A shield-side sealing member seals between an outer-peripheral surface of the outer arrangement portion and an inner-peripheral surface of the covering portion. The outer-peripheral surface of the outer arrangement portion has a second intrusion suppressing groove provided over the entire outer periphery of the outer arrangement portion between the shield-side sealing member and the inserting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Yasushi Okayasu
  • Patent number: 11503685
    Abstract: Self-identifying solid-state transducer (SST) modules and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, for example, an SST system can include a driver and at least one SST module electrically coupled to the driver. Each SST module can include an SST and a sense resistor. The sense resistors of each SST module can have at least substantially similar resistance values. The SSTs of the SST modules can be coupled in parallel across an SST channel to the driver, and the sense resistors of the SST modules can be coupled in parallel across a sense channel to the driver. The driver can be configured to measure a sense resistance across the sense resistors and deliver a current across the SSTs based on the sense resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven A. McMahon
  • Patent number: 11502435
    Abstract: A SIM card connector includes an insulating body, a plurality of first terminals and a plurality of second terminals. The insulating body has a plurality of first slots and a plurality of second slots. Each side wall of each first slot has a limiting slot. The plurality of the first terminals are inserted into the plurality of the first slots. Each first terminal has a first base portion, a first soldering portion connected with a lower end of the first base portion, and a first contacting portion connected with an upper end of the first base portion. The plurality of the second terminals are inserted into the plurality of the second slots. Each second terminal has a second contacting portion slantwise extended towards a rear end of the insulating body and exposed beyond a top surface of the insulating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Li-Nien Hsu, Sheng-Nan Yu, Chun-Fu Lin
  • Patent number: 11490659
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating system is provided, including: a liquid storage portion including a container to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate and defining an opening at an end thereof; a heater assembly extending across the opening along a plane transverse to a longitudinal axis of the storage portion and including electrically conductive filaments having a substantially flat orientation; a capillary material between the storage portion and the assembly; and conductive contacts in electrical contact with contacts of the assembly, the storage portion being at a first side of the assembly, and first and second portions of a first airflow channel at a second side of the assembly, the first portion to direct air from outside the system in a direction towards a surface of the capillary material, and the second portion to direct air from the outside in a direction away from the surface before such air enters the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Oleg Mironov, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Keethan Dasnavis Fernando
  • Patent number: 11491926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiring harness (10) for an airbag module of a vehicle occupant safety system, particularly for a driver's airbag module, having a connector (11) for connecting to a pyrotechnic igniter of the airbag module, at least one module connecting cable (12) connected to the connector (11) for connecting the connector (11) to a vehicle wiring harness, and at least one actuator unit (13) having a pyrotechnic actuator (17) and an actuator connecting cable (14) which is formed integrally with the actuator unit (13) and is connected to the connector (11). The invention further relates to an airbag module, vehicle cabling and a vehicle occupant safety system having a wiring harness of this kind and to a method of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Johannes Morhart, Marco Tumminello, Joao Ribeiro, Stefan Bachmann, Alexander Bott, Bernd Stransfeld, Andreas Fleckenstein
  • Patent number: 11495907
    Abstract: Provided are a receptacle connector configured to avoid damage to conductors of the receptacle connector. The receptacle connector includes a plurality of connection terminals, a mold structure which comprises a front part exposing each of the connection terminals and a support part disposed on a rear end of the front part and surrounding each of the connection terminals, and a shield which is disposed on the support part and comprises a conductive material, wherein the support part comprises a flat part which includes a surface along which the shield extends and a protruding part which protrudes from the surface of the flat part and is disposed in front of a front end of the shield. The protruding part is configured to avoid damage to conductors of the receptacle when a plug is mated to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Seon Gyun Baek, Jae Hong Park, Yusuf Cinar, Han Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 11495900
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes an adapter connector and two end-connectors. Each connector includes a high-speed differential area and a low-speed area. The high-speed differential area of each end-connector includes an end differential unit. The high-speed differential area of the adapter connector includes an adapter differential module. Each end differential unit and a corresponding adapter differential unit include a signal contact and a ground shielding member. The plug-in parts of the two end-connectors, which are adapted with the adapter connector, are the same in structure, and of the end differential unit and the adapter differential unit, one is a male unit and the other is a female unit in corresponding plug-in fit. Due to the fact that the plug-in parts of the two end-connectors are the same in structure, when the end-connectors are plugged into the adapter connector, identification can be saved, and blind plugging operation can be directly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jinhui Fu, Xianjun Pan, Junfeng Yuan, Lufei Ma
  • Patent number: 11493013
    Abstract: A current detector includes: a printed circuit board; and a resistor for detecting an electric current of the electrochemical device, wherein a connector having a first terminal is mounted on the printed circuit board, and the resistor has a second terminal which is brought into contact with the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Tomohiro Okachi
  • Patent number: 11495901
    Abstract: An electric connection socket for relaying electric signals between a circuit substrate and an electric component includes: a metal housing which has a through hole enabling communication between the top surface and the bottom surface thereof, and on the top surface of which the electric component is mounted and on the bottom surface of which the circuit substrate is mounted; and a signal pin inserted into the through hole to configure a coaxial line between the inner wall surfaces of the through hole, and which is electrically connected at one end to a signal path first pad electrode of the circuit substrate and is electrically connected at the other end to a signal path terminal of the electric component. On the bottom surface, the metal housing has a ground connection unit which contacts a second pad electrode for grounding formed on the circuit substrate and which grounds the metal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Narumi
  • Patent number: 11495909
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly can include a plug connector and a receptacle connector that can mate together. Conductive communication between the plug and receptacle connectors is established by mating signals terminals and mating ground terminals contained in terminal subassemblies accommodated in each connector. To align and support the signal and ground terminals, the terminals may be part of a terminal wafer and the terminal subassembly can be assembled from one or more wafers. The terminal wafer may include grounding features to improve the electrical characteristics and data transmission through the electrical connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Laurx, Ronald Bradbery, Joe Faia, Augusto P. Panella, Daniel B. McGowan
  • Patent number: 11490655
    Abstract: A vaporizer cartridge and tank guard including an elongated member. The long member is a cylindrical member. The long member has a vertical hole located through a middle section. The interior of the hole is surrounded by a flexible material. This material allows a glass cartridge or tank to be removably secured within the hole. A second material is placed around the flexible material. The second material is a hard, protective material that prevents the cylinder from being crushed. The long member has an ergonomic exterior. This exterior is created by tapering the long member inward at the center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Joseph Somers
  • Patent number: 11497105
    Abstract: Described herein is method for setting up a network of luminaires and their subsequent operation. A plurality of luminaires are located on a street (24, 29), and each luminaire comprises a control module (23, 28). The method for setting up the network comprises, for each control module, scanning the environment and providing environmental information to a central server, which, allocates the control modules and their associated luminaires into groups (A, B). A group controller (23?, 28?, 31, 32) is allocated for each group which has long-distance communication with the server and short-distance communication with control modules within its group. Each group controller and control modules within the group form a network which can operate autonomously or under the control of the server. Some of the control modules may include sensors (S1, S2) which provide signals indicative of changes in the environment allowing the network to adapt its operation in accordance with those changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Schreder
    Inventors: Helmut Schröder, Daniel Brand, Didier Wellens
  • Patent number: 11495924
    Abstract: An ethernet bridge mounting arrangement includes a housing including a cover portion and a back portion and a wall mount. The housing is configured to be coupled with the wall mount, and the housing is rotatable relative to the wall mount about an axis that extends in a direction perpendicular to a rear surface of the housing between a first rotational orientation, where latching members extending from the housing can be received by and removed from latch openings in the wall mount, and a second rotational orientation, where the housing is prevented from being pulled away from the wall plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Stankovski, David Barany, Noah P. Montena, Harold J. Watkins, Daniel Daoust