Patents Examined by Adolfo Nino
  • Patent number: 7183500
    Abstract: The application describes embodiments of an apparatus including a plurality of first channels, each having an inlet, an outlet, and a first path length between the inlet and the outlet, and a plurality of second channels, each having an inlet, an outlet, and a second path length between the inlet and the outlet. The second path length is different from the first path length, and each second channel is adjacent to at least one first channel. The application also describes embodiments of a process including suppressing electromagnetic radiation using a filter comprising a plurality channels, and simultaneously passively canceling noise at the outlets of the plurality of channels. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edoardo Campini, Andy Saffarian, Jerome A. Saint Cyr
  • Patent number: 7179997
    Abstract: In a wire harness installation structure, a main wire W1 of a wire harness WH is installed in such a manner that it is fixed to a vehicle body panel 1, and an electric connection box 2 is connected to a branch wire W2 branching off from the main wire W1 of the wire harness WH, and the electric connection box 2 is mounted in a predetermined receiving position within a vehicle body. The branch wire W2 is installed along a bottom surface 2a of the electric connection box 2, and is connected at its distal end S to a portion of the bottom surface 2a of the electric connection box 2 which is spaced a distance, larger than the shortest distance between a branching position P of the branch wire W2 and the electric connection box, from the branching position P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Yamamoto, Edwin Ang Martinez
  • Patent number: 7180003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite insulator comprising: (i) a composite body having at least two connectors and (ii) a housing, wherein the housing includes silicone rubber and the composite body is located inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: MacLean-Fogg Company
    Inventors: Victor Almgren, Scott Henricks, Michael J. Schomer
  • Patent number: 7180004
    Abstract: A method and arrangement is provided to form a gas-tight joint between an end flange and a tubular rod. The joint is formed via a heat-shrink process to provide an interference fit. The rod is provided with grooves to retain adhesive during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: MacLean-Fogg Company
    Inventors: James W. Barker, Jr., Michael R. Maroney
  • Patent number: 7176386
    Abstract: The invention provides a magnetically shielded container (1) having disposed in parallel opposed position on an axis (S) thereof magnetic field homogenizing pole shoes (10.1, 10.2), having disposed about said pole shoes a magnetically shielded yoke (2), said pole shoes and yoke enclosing a magnetic chamber (26), said container further comprising magnetic field sources (2.4, 2.5) disposed about and radially distanced from said axis whereby there exists within said chamber substantially homogenous magnetic field Bo oriented in the direction of said axis and whereby there is a usable volume within said chamber where the ratio of the magnetic field gradient in the direction transverse to said axis to said magnetic field Bo has a value of no more than 1.5×10?3/cm. By virtue of the very low ratio of weight to volume that is achievable with this construction, the containers according to the invention are economical to produce and especially suited to transporting polarized gasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Helispin Polarisierte Gase GmbH
    Inventors: Elke Aidam, Michael Ebert, Tino Grossmann, Werner Heil, Ernst-Wilhelm Otten, Daniela Rohe, Reinhard Surkau
  • Patent number: 7176387
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shielding device has a bottom layer, a shielding layer and a top layer. The shielding layer is mounted between the bottom layer and the top layer and is made of metal filaments and textile fibers. The metal filaments and the textile fibers of the shielding layer are blended and formed into a mesh. The electromagnetic shielding device in the present invention may be made into patches or forms that can be adhered to electrical and electronic equipment, or adapted for use in clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: King Star Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas N Huang
  • Patent number: 7170009
    Abstract: A method is provided for interfacing a remote wand to its electronics control chassis by means of a coiled cable. The wand may consist of a sensor such as a light-sensitive detector, and the control electronics provide amplification and processing of the received light signal. The interface cable connecting the wand to the receiver chassis consists of a coiled cable which is stored inside the wand itself. This method provides maximum protection, efficient utilization of space, and avoids the problems associated with exposed interface cables and moving parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Red Current Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Dieter Seiler
  • Patent number: 7164079
    Abstract: An overhead service drop extending between a utility pole and a customer location includes at least one power conductor, a neutral conductor messenger supporting itself and the power conductor, and a separable power connector between the power conductor and a corresponding utility power conductor adjacent the utility pole. The overhead service drop further includes a separable neutral connector between the neutral conductor messenger and a corresponding utility neutral conductor, and a mechanical breakaway member between the neutral conductor messenger and the utility pole. The mechanical breakaway member breaks away prior to breakage of the neutral conductor messenger to permit preferential separation of the separable power and neutral connectors based upon increased tension imparted to the neutral conductor messenger by a falling object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Homac Mfg. Company
    Inventors: James L. Zahnen, Paul W. Lubinsky
  • Patent number: 7161094
    Abstract: A MEMS device is packaged with a control material that is included in the package to affect an operation of a moveable element of the device. The control material may affect operational characteristics including actuation and release voltages and currents, mechanical affects including damping and stiffness, lifetime of the device, optical properties, thermal affects and corrosion. The control material may be inserted into the package as part of any of several structural components of the package or the MEMS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: IDC, LLC
    Inventors: Manish Kothari, Clarence Chui, Lauren Palmateer
  • Patent number: 7154036
    Abstract: A bird guard comprising pivotally attached covers for conductors emanating from an insulator. The insulator is covered while maintaining the integrity of the insulator's dielectric properties. Prevention of contact with the conductor is accomplished by covering a portion of the conductor emanating in a first direction from an insulative support. Inadvertent exposure of the conductor emanating in the first direction is then prevented. A portion of the conductor proximate to the insulative support is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Michael D. Lynch
  • Patent number: 7145078
    Abstract: A hand rail member can be removably attached to the side ramps of a modular cable protector. The hand rail member has a body with a base shaped to allow a series of cable protectors to be attached together in an end-to-end fashion, connectors for attaching the hand rail member to corresponding connectors on the side ramps of a modular cable protector, and a hand rail extending across the top of the hand rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen K. Henry
  • Patent number: 7145079
    Abstract: A modular cable protector has a side ramp extending laterally outward and downward from the top to the base along one side of the cable protector, and a side ramp cover extending laterally outward and upward from the base to the top along the opposing side of the cable protector. The side ramp cover can be use to abut and cover the side ramp of an adjacent cable protector with the tops of the cable protectors in vertical alignment to form a substantially continuous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen K. Henry
  • Patent number: 7145084
    Abstract: A radiation shielded module (120, 500, 600, 700) and method of shielding microelectronic devices (126, 412, 618, and 718) including a single interconnect substrate (110, 400, 612, 712) having a first side (122, 410, 620, 720) and a second side (124, 416, 610, 710). At least one microelectronic device is coupled to the first side of the single interconnect substrate. A shielding structure (100, 200, 300, 614, 714) is coupled to the single interconnect substrate and configured to shield radio frequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) that propagate through at least a portion of the single interconnect substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Sarihan, Scott M. Hayes, Jinbang Tang
  • Patent number: 7145072
    Abstract: A method of employing an electrical arc protective blanket to protect workers from electrical arc flashes. The blanket is composed of two or more layers where the layer closest to the electrical arc source is of a fiberglass material and the remainder of the layers are of fiberglass and/or a flame-retardant (FR) materials. The layers overlap so that the they can be attached around the entire perimeter. Preferred fiberglass fabrics are woven with a warp yarn break strength between about 0.7 and 1.5 times the fill yarn break strength. FR materials include FR cotton, para-aramids, and meta-aramids. A fastening structure is used to install the blanket for use. Contemplated fastening structures include straps with temporary fasteners around the blanket perimeter and eyelets. Optional integral handles facilitate carrying and installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Paramount Corporation
    Inventors: Jack B. Hirschmann, Jr., Thomas Neal
  • Patent number: 7141737
    Abstract: A fixing member (30) is formed by coupling a plurality of mounting portions (31A, 31B) spaced apart along the longitudinal direction of a protector main body (10) by a coupling portion (32). Thus, one fixing member (30) is sufficient for one protector main body (10), thereby reducing the number of parts. The protector main body (10) and the fixing member (30) are so locked as to have their relative displacements prevented only at one position along the longitudinal direction of the protector main body (10) and are permitted to make relative displacements along the longitudinal direction of the protector main body (10) in other areas. Thus, areas of the protector main body (10) excluding the one locked position with the fixing member (30) can independently undergo a deformation caused by heat shrinkage without being influenced by the corresponding deformation of the fixing member (30) as temperature changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideto Nakamura, Kazuhiko Nimura
  • Patent number: 7138584
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed to include an electrically insulative housing, which houses a plurality of metal contact pins, each metal contact pin having a bottom bonding face protruding over the bottom side of the housing, a metal shield, which is coupled to the housing and has two bonding portions at two sides, and a bonding adjustment architecture provided between the metal shield and the housing for allowing vertical movement of the metal shield relative to the housing to adjust the elevation of the bonding portions so that the bonding portions and the bonding face of each metal contact pin can be positively bonded to a circuit board by SMT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Lotes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 7135644
    Abstract: A permeable conductive shield providing protection from electromagnetic interference and electrostatic discharge has a laminated structure suitable for application to the foil side or the component side of a circuit board. The laminated structure includes an array of foam spacers arranged with spaces between them, a layer of foam attached to the top of the spacers, a first insulating sheet on the layer of foam spacers; a conductive sheet on the first insulating sheet, and a second insulating sheet on the conductive sheet. Each of the layers has a multiplicity of through holes aligned with corresponding through holes in the other layers and with the spaces between the foam spacers so as to allow airflow through the structure. The layers are bonded together with intervening adhesive layers. A pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied to the bottom of the spacers for attaching the permeable conductive shield to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Don Alan Gilliland, Ross T. Fredericksen
  • Patent number: 7130199
    Abstract: An operating element for engaging and extraction of a planar sub-assembly with an end-piece prepared for connection to the planar sub-assembly. An operating lever rotatably mounted on the end-piece has at least one grip section and a locking element which may be displaced, in particular shifted between at least two switch positions, whereby in a first switch position, the operating lever is held in a state with the planar sub-assembly in an engaged position and in a second switch position, the operating lever is released for extraction. The operating lever has at least one combined display/switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Rittal RES Electronic Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Koerber, Kurt Michael Schaffer, Ralf Behrens
  • Patent number: 7126063
    Abstract: An electronic package includes a circuit board and a capsule layer encasing the circuit board and forming an immersible electronic module. A housing receives the electronic module and forms a protective shell around the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam Weisz-Margulescu, Alan Albino, Roger Robichaud
  • Patent number: 7122748
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device comprising a semiconductor chip whose main surface comprises first electrode pads; a wiring portion electrically connected to the electrode pad and including a bump portion that protrudes upward in a vertical direction with respect to the main surface; a sealing layer covering the perimeter and main surface of the chip; and a re-distribution wiring layer which electrically connected to the wiring portion and extending from a first portion of the sealing layer over the main surface to a second region of the sealing layer outside the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Yamada