Patents Examined by Anatoly Vortman
  • Patent number: 10394291
    Abstract: An interface adapter may include a printed circuit board that includes an edge connector dimensioned to be inserted into an expansion socket of a computing device. The interface adapter may also include a plurality of modular computing components removably mounted to a top surface of the printed circuit board, where each modular computing component includes a connector dimensioned to be inserted into a socket of the printed circuit board and the connector of each modular computing component includes a pinout that is more compact than a pinout of the edge connector of the printed circuit board. In addition, the interface adapter may include one or more modular heatsinks coupled to a top surface of each modular computing component to facilitate heat dissipation from the top surface of the modular computing component. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuankeat Kho, John Edward Fernandes, Yueming Li
  • Patent number: 10388480
    Abstract: A dual element electrical fuse includes at least one high overcurrent fusible element and a low overcurrent fusible element connected to one another inside a housing. The low overcurrent fusible element includes a single sided circuit board and a releasable conductive element that more simply provides low overcurrent protection and manufacturing efficiency with improved quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Frederick Eugene Still, Abraham Joshua Miller, Gilberto Jaquez
  • Patent number: 10388483
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective element, comprising an insulator, a fusible element, and electrodes, wherein the insulator covers a meltable part of the fusible element. The electrodes are disposed at two ends of the insulator. Two ends of the fusible element are electrically connected to the electrodes. Wave absorbing structures are disposed around the fusible element in the insulator, a plurality of protrusions is provided on the wave absorbing structures, and the protrusions face the fusible element. Distances exist between the wave absorbing structures and the fusible element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NANJING SART SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shirong Nan, Manxue Yang, Rongbao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10390448
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first display unit and a second display unit respectively including a planar portion for displaying an image from a front of the display device, a curved portion extending from the planar portion and configured to display an image, and a side portion extending from the curved portion and configured to display an image from a side of the display device, the first display unit and the second display unit provided to be opposite to each other and bonded to each other at the side portion; and an adhesive layer bonding the first display unit to the second display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Soo Lee, Hyoung Suk Roh, Beom Gyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10388479
    Abstract: A release mechanism for surge protectors includes a first electrical connection pin soldered with a varistor's second electrode, a function rotating member sheathed on a fixed column and installed between a varistor and a bridge bracket, an elastic driving device fixed into an internal box body, and a bridge bracket fixed to a second electrical connection pin in the internal box body (2). If the varistor is not released, then the bridge bracket will be passed through a soldering window and soldered with a varistor's first electrode, or else the elastic driving device will drive the function rotating member to rotate around the fixed column. An arc shield plate shields between the bridge bracket and electrode. A failure status indicating area is exposed and a remote linkage rod is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: SHANGHAI CHENZHU INSTRUMENT CO., LTD., DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunpo Zhai, Keqi Chen, Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10381184
    Abstract: Apparatus for enabling distribution of electric power, fusing, and/or ground connection in electrical systems is provided. The apparatus may include an extensible, interlocking, modular block of multiple-use modules. Each module may be configured to include a fuse or a link bar mounted within it. Each module may accept multiple sizes and types of fuses. Each module may be configured to include an external link bar for providing an electrical connection to at least one other module. Apparatus may enable distribution of electrical power, fused power, and/or ground connection from a power source to a plurality of electrical components while organizing and minimizing wired connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AAMP of Florida, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kuenzie, Brian Morelli, Jared Wilson
  • Patent number: 10372177
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a housing that a slot where an electronic assembly is inserted and extracted and a power supply unit. A first air inlet is present in a corner in a front portion of the electronic assembly and includes a space to store an engaging mechanism that engages with the slot. A duct is arranged between the slot and the housing and includes a second air inlet in a front portion of the housing. A fan is arranged between the slot and the power supply unit. The first inlet communicates with the duct and, by the fan, air from the first air inlet and the second air inlet is sent to the power supply unit through the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Keitaro Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 10366855
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fuse element assembly having a first portion configured to rupture as materials of the first portion flow to a second portion through electromigration. The assembly has a second portion configured to accumulate the materials that have flowed from the first portion. The assembly also has a control element configured to divide the flow of materials into at least two paths along the second portion. The first portion may be a fuse-link and the second portion may be a cathode coupled to the fuse-link through a narrow neck region. The control element may be, for example, a slit, a hole, a conductive contact, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Sumio Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10368465
    Abstract: An electrical unit includes a thermally conductive housing, an electrically insulating frame disposed in the thermally conductive housing, a plurality of bus bars disposed at least partially between a base wall of the thermally conductive housing and a first side of the electrically insulating frame, and a plurality of electrical components connected to a second side of the electrically insulating frame. At least one bus bar of the plurality of bus bars may be connected to the electrically insulating frame via one or more plastic rivets. Thermally conductive material may be disposed between at least one bus bar of the plurality of bus bars and a wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Alberto Aragones Carrete, Enric Aparicio Rollan, Jose Gabriel Fernández Bañares
  • Patent number: 10361048
    Abstract: A pyrotechnic circuit protection system includes a first connection terminal, a second connection terminal and a plurality of pyrotechnic modules connected between the first and second connection terminals. Each of the pyrotechnic modules includes a nonconductive housing and electrical connectors facilitating plug-in connection of the pyrotechnic modules to one another. A single control module may control and coordinate a plurality of pyrotechnic disconnect modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Patrick Alexander von zur Muehlen, Michael Craig Henricks, Joseph James Ventura
  • Patent number: 10354826
    Abstract: To produce a cost-effective fuse in chip design, which is applied to a carrier substrate made of a Al2O3 ceramic having a high thermal conductivity, and which is provided with a fusible metallic conductor and a cover layer, in which the melting point of the metallic conductor may be defined reliably, it is suggested that an intermediate layer having low thermal conductivity be positioned between the carrier substrate and the metallic conductor, the intermediate layer being formed by a low-melting-point inorganic glass paste applied in the screen-printing method or an organic intermediate layer applied in island printing. Furthermore, a method for manufacturing the fuse is specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Vishay BCcomponents Beyschlag GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Blum, Reiner Friedrich, Wolfgang Werner, Reimer Hinrichs
  • Patent number: 10347450
    Abstract: This invention is a thermally actuated switch in which a sealed vessel contains a fixed contact and a heat-sensitive-plate assembly that has a structure in which a movable contact is anchored to one lengthwise end of a heat-sensitive plate, one end of a metal support is anchored to the other end of said heat-sensitive plate, and the heat-sensitive plate is then drawn. The heat-sensitive-plate assembly has a dish-shaped drawn section near the middle of the heat-sensitive plate and has folded sections between the area where the movable contact is anchored and the widthwise edges of the heat-sensitive plate and also between the area where the metal support is anchored and the widthwise edges of the heat-sensitive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: UBUKATA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shigemi Sato, Yuji Adachi
  • Patent number: 10347454
    Abstract: An overload release includes a bimetallic element, a tripping slide, a latch and an energy store. In an overload situation the bimetallic element actuates the tripping slide; as a result, the tripping slide actuates the latch, and as a result, the latch allows the movement of the energy store. The latch is provided with a latch area and the energy store is provided with a latching area, the two areas mechanically interacting in the latched state and the latch area being released from the latching area in the unlatched state, when there is an overload, to allow the movement of the energy store. Further, the latch area or the latching area includes a projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Stephan Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10347402
    Abstract: A thermal fuse resistor including a ceramic substrate, a resistor body, a temperature sensing body, a first electrode cap, a second electrode cap, a first lead wire, a second lead wire, and a third lead wire. A first end of the ceramic substrate is provided with a first electrode cap, and a second end of the ceramic substrate is provided with a second electrode cap. The first electrode cap includes a main body, an inner end, and an outer end with an opening. The outer end includes an everted edge closely contacting the first end of the ceramic substrate. The main body and the inner end are arranged inside the ceramic substrate. The first lead wire extends outward from an outer end. One end of the third lead wire is electrically connected to the second electrode cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SET ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunyuan Du, Lyubo Lin, Yousheng Xu, Changzhou Zhang
  • Patent number: 10340111
    Abstract: Provided herein is a fuse that includes a conductive member, two shielding portions arranged on the conductive member, and a case. The conductive member includes a two bars on each end of the conductive member and an element (e.g., melting portion) that integrally connects the two bars. The two shielding members are disk shaped and are situated on the conductive member between the element and the two bars. The case encloses the element and the two shielding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA IRON WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kawai, Hideaki Sakai, Yasuhiro Sone, Kunihiro Iwata
  • Patent number: 10333129
    Abstract: A fused buss bar assembly for bussing battery cells of a battery module includes a plate configured to be terminated to a cell terminal of a corresponding battery cell and a buss bar fuse in the plate. The buss bar fuse having at least one connecting strip between a first base section and a second base section. The buss bar fuse has a fuse channel associated with the at least one connecting strip. The fuse channel reduces the cross-section of the buss bar fuse at the corresponding connecting strip such that the connecting strip has a reduced fused cross-section relative to a first cross-section of the first base section and a second cross-section of the second base section. The fused buss bar assembly includes a fuse bridge coupled to the buss bar fuse. The fuse bridge spans the fuse channel to electrically connect the first base section and the second base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Weiping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10325746
    Abstract: A fuse including a first housing part and a second housing part that are joined together to define a cavity, a fuse element disposed within the cavity, a first terminal extending from a first end of the fuse element and out of the housing, and a second terminal extending from a second end of the fuse element and out of the housing, the housing having a vent channel extending from an outer surface of the housing to the cavity for allowing vapor to escape from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Schlaak
  • Patent number: 10325739
    Abstract: A circuit protection device including a housing defining a chamber and a metal oxide varistor (MOV) stack disposed within the chamber. A first spring is electrically attached at a first end to a first input terminal of the MOV stack by a solder connection and at a second end to a first input line. The first spring is biased away from the first input terminal. A second spring is electrically attached to a second input terminal of the MOV stack by a solder connection and at a second end to a second input line. The second conductive spring is biased away from the second input terminal. When an overvoltage condition occurs, heat generated by the MOV stack melts at least one of the first or second solder connections to allow the corresponding springs to be displaced away from the respective MOV stack input terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Wen Yang, Hailang Tang, Huawei Yin, Stephen J. Whitney, G. Todd Dietsch
  • Patent number: 10325744
    Abstract: Hollow bodies and hollow body fuses are disclosed. Furthermore, methods to provide hollow bodies and hollow body fuses are disclosed. In one implementation, a hollow body includes a center portion and an end portion. An endcap may be coupled to the end portion. A cavity is formed between an inside surface of the endcap and an outer periphery of the end portion. A fusible element may be disposed within the hollow body, the fusible element may be further disposed within the cavity formed between the inside surface of the endcap and the outer periphery of the end portion, the fusible element traveling a substantially diagonal path through a center of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Ped Peterson Bruan, Grace Miranda, Conrado De Leon
  • Patent number: 10320161
    Abstract: A positional indicator system that includes a mounting bracket having a slot that extends along a linear slot axis. A drum may be rotably coupled to the mounting bracket so as to rotate about an axis that is offset from, and non-intersecting with, the slot axis. A pin body of a pin assembly may extend into a chamber of an electrical housing so as to be coupled to a displaceable electrical component, and thereby be linearly displaced along the slot as the displaceable electrical component is linearly displaced within the chamber. The pin assembly may be coupled to a biasing element that is coupled to the drum. A plurality of indicia may be positioned or mounted on the biasing element, such as via a windable indicator plate, and may provide a visual indication through a window of the electrical housing of the relative position of the displaceable electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Amar Kini, Alessandro Bonfanti