Patents Examined by Anatoly Vortman
  • Patent number: 10559933
    Abstract: A manual disconnect for an electric circuit includes a base with primary terminals and an interlock connector. A plug assembly has fuse terminals and an interlock resistor assembly. The plug assembly is adapted to be moved relative to the base between a disconnected position, a primary circuit engaged position, and an interlock position. The plug assembly is moved linearly and rotationally relative to the base when moving between these positions. The manual disconnect also includes a connector position assurance assembly. The connector position assurance assembly includes a connector position assurance button that is movable relative to the plug assembly. The connector position assurance button can be moved between a pre-lock position and an assurance position. When located in the assurance position, the connector position assurance assembly prevents the plug assembly from rotating relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: David Menzies, Reinhard Pusch, Anthony Butcher
  • Patent number: 10548245
    Abstract: A system and an method to provide cooling of electronic components mounted in a tray by means of a cold plate, is disclosed. The system comprises a cold plate that is mounted in a rack with removable trays mounted on rails affixed to the underside of the cold plate. In one embodiment, compatibility with Open Rack specifications developed by the Open Compute Project is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Robert J Lipp, Phillip N Hughes
  • Patent number: 10534413
    Abstract: A heat conductor of electronic device 1 includes a heat conductive rubber having elasticity, a heat conductive plate having elasticity so as to be bending deformable, and heat conductive support members, which are disposed between a bottom face of a housing and a CPU in order in a direction from the CPU to the bottom face so as to abut the bottom face and the CPU. The heat conductive support members are configured to abut the heat conductive plate at a plurality of positions separated away from the heat conductive rubber in a surface direction. The heat conductive plate bending-deformed toward the bottom face is supported by the heat conductive rubber and the heat conductive support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Shiraga
  • Patent number: 10529513
    Abstract: An overheating destructive switch, which comprises: a base, a first conductive member, a second conductive member, a movable conductive member, an overheating destructive member, an operating component, and a second elastic member. The movable conductive member connects the first conductive member and the second conductive member, and the operating component comprises an operating member and a first elastic member. The first elastic member is compressed and confined between a contact member and the overheating destructive member, and is provided with a first elastic force. A second elastic force of the second elastic member acts on the operating member. The overheating destructive member is destructed under a fail temperature condition, resulting in lessening or loss of the first elastic force, whereupon the second elastic force forces the operating member to displace, which causes the movable conductive member to separate from the second conductive member to form a power-off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GREEN IDEA TECH INC.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Yun I
  • Patent number: 10529516
    Abstract: A pyrotechnic safety element is particularly suited for use in motor vehicles. The safety element includes a conductor, a pyrotechnic unit with a pyrotechnic propellant charge, a severing member for severing the conductor, and a housing. The conductor is composed of two separate conductor parts which are joined at a joining point and are severed by the severing member when the device is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Burger, Peter Steiner
  • Patent number: 10524377
    Abstract: A power distribution unit (“PDU”) comprises a housing, a power module mechanically connected to the housing, at least one outlet module separately and mechanically connected to the housing, and a communications module mechanically connected to the housing. The PDU includes busbars that are electrically connected to the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Josiah Daniel Smith, George Chen, John Douglas Carroll, Long Larry Le
  • Patent number: 10509447
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a novel solution for improving heat management in computing devices by using thermally active material integrated within a shield can disposed over an integrated circuit or printed circuit board. By integrating the thermally active material within the shield can, isothermal conditions can be maintained for a longer period of time, thereby extending the transient state of a heat-producing system for longer durations, while maintaining slim vertical profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivasa Damaraju, Chandra Madichetty
  • Patent number: 10506742
    Abstract: To provide an electronic component housing apparatus that is able to efficiently cool the heat of a first and second electronic component, a first electronic component housing chamber 5000 houses the high voltage power supply module 100 (the first electronic component). A second electronic component housing chamber 6000 houses the TWT 200 (the second electronic component). At least some of a first partition plate 2500 and a second partition plate 2600 are provided so as to face each other. A first gap part G1 is provided between the first partition plate 2500 and the second partition plate 2600.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NEC NETWORK AND SENSOR SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Murakami, Norio Masuda
  • Patent number: 10490230
    Abstract: An optical disk drive (ODD) including a shell and a locking module is provided. The shell includes a main body portion and a side portion, and the side portion is connected to the main body portion. A concave space is formed between a side surface of the main body portion and a top surface of the side portion. The locking module is disposed inside the concave space. The ODD is detachably held in a support frame of an electronic device through the locking module. In addition, a locking module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jhih-Ming Chen, Meng-Chian Shiu, Chi-Jen Lo
  • Patent number: 10492334
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and assemblies for cooling an electronic component are disclosed. A heat sink assembly includes first and second substrates. The first substrate is in thermal contact with the electronic component. A primary channel is formed in the second surface of the first substrate. The primary channel is configured to direct cooling fluid for cooling the electronic component. An array of primary cooling fluid fins is positioned within the primary channel. The array of primary cooling fluid fins includes upstream solid fins and downstream open fins each having an upstream opening and downstream sidewalls. The secondary channel is formed within the second surface of the second substrate and is configured to direct partially heated cooling fluid away from the electronic component. An array of secondary cooling fluid fins is positioned within the secondary channel downstream. An enclosing layer seals the secondary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Corey Christopher Woodcock, Joel L. Plawsky, Yoav Peles, Xiangfei Yu
  • Patent number: 10483063
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a protective relay. According to the present disclosure, the handle is fixed or separated by a lever structure rather than a gear structure, so that the user may easily fix or separate the handle to or from the outer casing. Therefore, convenience and operability of the user are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hong-Seon Ahn
  • Patent number: 10483069
    Abstract: A fuse including a fuse body defining an inner cavity and having at least one fuse body aperture formed therethrough, a fuse element including a first terminal and a second terminal, a first endbell and a second endbell coupled to the fuse element, the first endbell having at least two grooves formed in a surface thereof and having a first O-ring seal disposed in at least one of the grooves, the second endbell having at least two grooves formed in a surface thereof and having a second O-ring seal disposed in at least one of the grooves, an adhesive securing the first and second endbells to the fuse body, an arc quenching material disposed within the inner cavity and contacting at least a portion of the fuse element, and end caps coupled to the fuse body, the end caps sealing a portion of the fuse element within the fuse body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Schlaak, Gregory Stumpo, Ken Venhaus, Derek Lasini
  • Patent number: 10485147
    Abstract: A display device is provided to achieve air circulation through an inner structure or an outer structure of the display device for efficient heat dissipation. The display device includes a housing, a display module mounted in the housing, a closed-loop air circulation system, and an open-loop air circulation system. The closed-loop air circulation system includes a first channel defined between a front surface of the display module and a front surface of the housing so as to extend along the front surface of the display module, and a second channel defined between one side surface of the display module and one side surface of the housing that is opposite the one side surface of the display module. The first channel is configured to receive air from a first end of the second channel and to discharge the air to a second end of the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Honglyeol Oh, Sangjoon Oh, Byoungwook Han, Joongnyon Kim
  • Patent number: 10468216
    Abstract: A pyrotechnic circuit breaker, comprising a body, an igniter, a bus bar, and a piston which comprises a cutting edge and is movable along a normal direction to cut a portion of the bus bar, thereby separating the bus bar to break a circuit, wherein the cutting edge of the piston is stepped so that the portion of the bus bar is cut sequentially, in at least two successive cutting operations, characterized in that the bus bar comprises a breakable portion configured to be cut by the cutting edge of the piston, wherein said breakable portion comprises slots in order to divide the breakable portion into multiple sub-portions that are adapted to be cut sequentially by the stepped cutting edge of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: ARIANEGROUP SAS, LEONI BORDNETZ-SYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Frédéric Marlin, Jean-Paul Nadeau, Evrard Borg, Peter Steiner, Martin Burger
  • Patent number: 10455739
    Abstract: A high-frequency connecting device includes a housing, a sandwiched member, an inner heat sink, a rear heat sink, a heat pipe, a upper heat sink and a connector. The inner heat sink is disposed inside the sandwiched member. The top and the bottom of the inner heat sink respectively have a first contact portion and a second contact portion. The upper heat sink has a third contact portion. A fourth contact portion is elastically disposed on the lower cover. The first and the second optical modules are respectively inserted into the upper and the lower spaces. The top and the bottom of the first optical module are in direct contact respectively with the third contact portion and the first contact portion, while the top and the bottom of the second optical module are in direct contact respectively with the second contact portion and the fourth contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CORP.
    Inventors: Hou-An Su, Chang-Kai Chao
  • Patent number: 10446352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for independently controlling a relay using bimetal which allow bimetal to operate based on a signal output from a micro controller unit when current of a predetermined threshold or more flows on a circuit to allow current which flows between a battery and the relay to flow bypassing the bimetal to independently control the relay regardless of whether a circuit pattern is abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon Jin Song, Yanglim Choi
  • Patent number: 10447016
    Abstract: A safety device developed to promote more security and better efficiency in its use is provided to operate in the locking and actuation of electrical connectors positioned in extractable drawers for MCC cabinets, thereby setting a safety device capable of connecting or disconnecting the internal connectors, both principal and test connector, provided in the extractable drawer for MCC cabinet, the procedure is executed mechanically through an assembly of elements that interconnect two thin laminar plates and, these in turn, interconnected to each other, positioned inferiorly and of conformations corresponding to promote a perfect fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Melquisedec Francisquini
  • Patent number: 10446354
    Abstract: Provided herein are protection devices, such as fuses, including a coiled fusible element. In some embodiments, a fuse includes a body including a center portion extending between a first end and a second end, and a first endcap surrounding the first end and a second endcap surrounding the second end. The fuse may further include a fusible element disposed within a central cavity of the body, wherein the fusible element includes a first coil disposed within the first endcap and a second coil disposed within the second endcap. The fusible element further includes a central wire extending diagonally between the first and second coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Maria Lily E. Rosios, Marko Arciaga, Hilda Hidalgo
  • Patent number: 10433445
    Abstract: A display device is provided. When the display device is attached to a wall, a space between the display device and the wall is not exposed externally, thereby improving the aesthetic quality of the design. The angle of attachment of the display device is simply adjustable, thereby improving user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donghoon Kim, WonSeok Choi, Moonyoung Shin
  • Patent number: 10431411
    Abstract: The invention relates to a melting fuse, especially for a motor vehicle that has a high-voltage circuit, comprising an electrically insulating housing inside of which there is a fusible conductor that connects two contacts with each other, whereby, between two longitudinal areas that are adjacent to each other, the fusible conductor has a rotation point around which the longitudinal areas can be rotated in case of a thermo-mechanical expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PACIFIC ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pedro Fernández, Jürgen Freytag, Sascha Schulte, Akihiko Shimizu, Hartung Wilstermann