Patents Examined by Carl Arbes
  • Patent number: 10367337
    Abstract: A method of using a temporary conductor as a re-usable tool in maintaining, repairing or re-conductoring at least one energized phase, includes stringing the temporary conductor between support structures at either end of a first section, then energizing the said temporary conductor by bringing the temporary conductor to the voltage potential of the phase and electrically paralleling the temporary conductor with the energized phase, de-energizing and then maintaining, repairing or reconductoring the de-energized energized phase, re-energizing and electrically paralleling said energized phase, de-energizing and removing the temporary conductor for later re-use as the re-usable tool in a second section of the energized phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: David Karl Wabnegger, Daniel Neil O'Connell, Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer
  • Patent number: 10283924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for connecting an electrical conductor (12) to an electrical contact part (14), which has a base part (16) and deformable flanks (18) connected thereto, wherein the flanks (18) are deformed by means of a device, which has a bending punch (26) and a resting region (24) for at least one section of the base part (16) of the electrical contact part (14), by means of the bending punch (26) in such a way that said flanks (18) compress the electrical conductor (12) with the contact part (14) in a force-fitting manner, wherein, at least within a lower dead center time period of the bending punch (26), the contact part (14), which is arranged at least partially between the resting region (24) and the bending punch (26), is acted upon through the resting region (24) in such a way that at least one component (20) of the electrical conductor (12) is cohesively connected to the base part (16) and/or at least one flank (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Audi AG, Schäfer Werkzeug—und Sondermaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Bauer, Markus Schäfer, Hansjörg Wolff
  • Patent number: 10278318
    Abstract: A method of assembly comprising providing an assembly probe, the assembly probe having an end coupling face; providing a droplet of fluid on the end coupling face of the assembly probe; coupling an electronic component to the end coupling face of the assembly probe with the fluid droplet, the electronic component having a peripheral dimension equal to or less than 2 mm in each of length, width and height; placing the electronic component on a substrate with the assembly probe; decoupling the electronic component from the end coupling face of the assembly probe; and assembling the electronic component to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Yazzie, Pramod Malatkar, Xiao Lu, Daniel Chavez-Clemente
  • Patent number: 10278317
    Abstract: A board working device includes: a board conveyance device; multiple heads; and a control device which performs control such that a printed circuit board is positioned in multiple locations in order from an upstream side relative to the progress direction of the printed circuit board, and work performed using a first head of the multiple heads, and further, once the work is completed by the first head at the most downstream side position out of the multiple locations relative to the progress direction of the printed circuit board, performs control such that work is started using a second head of the multiple heads, with the work of the second head being performed with the printed circuit board being positioned in order from a downstream side position out of the multiple locations relative to the progress direction of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Hara
  • Patent number: 10277088
    Abstract: A method to construct an electric machine provided with: a stator having a magnetic core longitudinally crossed by a plurality of stator slots; a stator winding having a series of rigid bars, which are “U”-shaped and are inserted through the stator slots defining an entry side, in which the cusps of the “U”-shaped bars are placed, and an exit side, in which the legs of the “U”-shaped bars are placed; the construction method comprises the steps of electrically connecting the ends of at least two non-adjacent legs to one another by means of a connection bridge, which is made of a flat plate arranged perpendicular to the central axis of rotation and has, for each leg, a corresponding “U”-shaped seat, which is suited to receive the end of the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNETI MARELLI S.p.A
    Inventors: Franco Ciampolini, Marco Magri
  • Patent number: 10271436
    Abstract: A component mounting method is provided for mounting a light emitting component on a board by picking up the light emitting component from a pocket formed in a carrier tape by a mount head. The method includes recognizing a reference part formed in the board, recognizing a light emitting part of the light emitting component by imaging the light emitting component from above in a state where the light emitting component is held within the pocket by a holder from below, picking up the light emitting component by the mount head in the state where the light emitting component is held within the pocket by the holder from below, and mounting the picked up light emitting component on the board based on a recognition result of the reference part and a recognition result of the light emitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Inoue, Naoki Azuma
  • Patent number: 10258769
    Abstract: An elongate medical device having an axis comprises an inner liner, a jacket radially outward of the liner, a braid comprising metal embedded in the jacket, a sensor, and at least one wire electrically connected to said sensor. The at least one wire is one of: embedded in the jacket and optionally disposed helically around the braid; extending longitudinally within a tube which extends generally parallel to the device axis and wherein the tube is embedded in the jacket; and disposed within a lumen, wherein the lumen extends longitudinally within the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical International Holding S.á r.l.
    Inventors: Ran Sela, Lior Sobe, Dan Seter
  • Patent number: 10262770
    Abstract: A cable that has a cable core with a first armor wire layer and a second armor wire layer. The second armor wire layer is segregated from the first armor wire layer, and an outer jacket is disposed about the second armor wire layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Varkey, Burcu Unal Altintas, Dong Yang, Sheng Chang, Qingdi Huang
  • Patent number: 10257925
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electronic assembly and electronic assemblies are presented. The method includes obtaining a substrate film for accommodating electronics, providing at least an electrical contact pad to the substrate film, coupling an electrically conductive member to the electrical contact pad, and molding, such as injection molding, a material layer onto the substrate film to embed the elastic electrically conductive member utilizing a mold structure defining a cavity for molding. The elastic electrically conductive member is arranged to extend during the molding from the electrical contact pad through the cavity to be in contact with an element on a different side of the cavity with respect to the electrical contact pad for maintaining at least a part of the elastic electrically conductive member accessible after the molding to provide an electrical connection through the material layer to the electrical contact pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Mikko Heikkinen, Jarmo Sääski
  • Patent number: 10242796
    Abstract: A surface-mount inductor including a coil formed by winding a rectangular wire and a molded body for accommodating the coil, where the coil includes: a first roll formed by winding a rectangular wire, a second roll formed by winding the rectangular wire in position adjacent to the first roll along the winding axis, and a third roll formed by winding the rectangular wire on the second roll in a partially overlapping manner in a position adjacent to and opposite from the first roll along the winding axis, the ends of the wire being brought out from the outermost turns of the first roll and the third roll as lead ends, and the winding axis is parallel with the mounting face and the lead ends being extended over the surface of the molded body, as well as the method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10237970
    Abstract: A bendable printed circuit board is provided. The bendable circuit board may include a circuit board having first and second sections and at least one plated wire that electrically connects and mechanically joins the first and second sections together. The first section may be pivotable with respect to the second section through the at least one plated wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, James J. Surman, Todd Jared Konet
  • Patent number: 10236755
    Abstract: A method includes steps of: preparing first and second plates, each first plate having surrounding apertures, each aperture including a first accommodation portion and an outer necking portion, each second plate having surrounding accommodation portions; stacking the first plates by aligning necking portions to form band gaps extending linearly and parallel to each other; stacking two second plates to two opposing terminal portions of the stacked first plates; penetrating metal bars into the aligned first and second accommodation portions by exposing both ends of each metal bar; beetling the necking portions at each band gap so as to locate firmly the corresponding metal bar; positioning a first mold and a second mold to clamp the stacked plate structure; injecting metal slurries into the first and second molds and then solidifying the metal slurries to form two end rings; and, removing the first and second molds to complete a rotor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Teco Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Yuan Hsu, Lian-Shin Hung, Cheng-Hsuan Shih, Chi-Hsin Wang, Sheng-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10207538
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved device for simultaneously replacing a plurality of lug nuts through the use of computer technology, modularity, energy-efficiency, safety features and ease of use. Computer technology monitors and controls the torque on each lug nut. This invention also displays the loosening or tightening status of each lug nut on a small LCD screen. The present invention achieves modularity through a series of interchangeable gear train assemblies, contained in separate unitary housings, which correspond to respective vehicular wheel depth and wheel lug patterns. Also, magnetic concentric sockets are used to capture and hold lug nuts as they are removed from the vehicle's wheel and to remove and replace theft protection devices such as rim or wheel locks. This invention provides ease of use with user-friendly controls and a light-weight unitary housing that eliminates the need of assistance from another person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jacob Black
  • Patent number: 10204815
    Abstract: Vacuum adsorption system of the invention includes: vacuum adsorption platform; carrying platform, which is provided on vacuum adsorption platform and edges thereof are sealed with edges of vacuum adsorption platform, configured to carrying mother substrate to be packaged and provided thereon with a plurality of adsorption units used for adsorbing and fixing, in cooperation with vacuum adsorption platform, mother substrate to be packaged; detection unit, configured to detect positional relationships between adsorption units on carrying platform and packaging areas on mother substrate to be packaged; and adjustment unit, configured to adjust position of carrying platform when detection unit detects that positions of adsorption units on carrying platform are overlapped with packaging areas on mother substrate to be packaged, so that positions of at least part of adsorption units on carrying platform are not overlapped with packaging areas on mother substrate to be packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiuxia Yang, Feng Bai
  • Patent number: 10206319
    Abstract: A support table (1) for inspecting and/or orienting electronic components (B) prior to the assembling of a printed circuit board with these components, onto which support table the components, which are initially held at a nozzle end (7) by means of negative pressure, are set down following release by the nozzle end, wherein the table (1) has a transparent support plate (2), preferably a glass plate, and a delimiting edging (5, 6p, 6z, 12) preventing a displacement of a component (B) deposited temporarily on the support plate caused by air exiting the nozzle is provided, and an optical inspection device is arranged below the support table (6u) and an optical inspection device is arranged above the support table (6o).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZKW Group GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Bauer, Peter Wurm
  • Patent number: 10201120
    Abstract: A component mounting apparatus having a feature in which the component mounting apparatus includes a component mounting unit including a nozzle and a distance detector for optically detecting a distance between a component held by the mounting nozzle and a board, and an illuminated region formed by the distance detector is located in a vicinity of a portion obtained by projecting the mounting nozzle onto the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Isao Takahira, Tomohiro Inoue, Hiroshi Ikeda, Jun Asai
  • Patent number: 10199156
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding-type coil component, wherein at the time of manufacturing the winding-type coil component, the method can efficiently form an inclined external electrode, can change inclination of an external electrode, and can satisfy a demand for the manufacture of plural kinds of winding-type coil components provided with external electrodes having different inclination angles respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10193426
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a stacked iron core, a stacked iron core body is manufactured by stacking so as to be phase-offset with respect to each other in the circumferential direction plural ring-shaped iron core pieces respectively configured by plural circular arc-shaped iron core pieces arranged into ring shapes. Next, each layer of the circular arc-shaped iron core pieces, which are phase-offset with respect to each other in the circumferential direction, is welded together along a stacking direction at plural locations (plural weld portions) arranged around the circumferential direction of an inner circumferential portion or an outer circumferential portion of the stacked iron core body. A pair of key protrusions is formed on inner circumferential portions of the stacked iron core at positions opposing each other, and so key components are rendered unnecessary when assembling a rotor of a vehicle drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Ando, Michinobu Hirama
  • Patent number: 10188454
    Abstract: A system for the manufacture of an end effector assembly which is configured for use with an electrosurgical instrument configured for performing an electrosurgical procedure is provided. The system includes a photolithography module that is configured to etch one or more pockets on a seal surface of the seal plate. A vacuum module is configured to raise, transfer and lower a spacer from a location remote from the pocket(s) on the seal plate to the pocket on the seal plate(s). An adhesive dispensing module is configured to dispense an adhesive into the pocket on the seal plate. An optical module is configured to monitor a volume of the adhesive dispensed within the pocket and monitor placement of the spacer within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Kim V. Brandt, Allan G. Aquino
  • Patent number: 10194535
    Abstract: A capacitor assembly is providing for adapting a replacement capacitor to an existing circuit board layout. The capacitor assembly has an adapter with a plate and the replacement capacitor affixed thereto, and the adapter has terminals which are connected to the leads of the replacement capacitor. The adapter further has leads, such as pins, extending downward from the plate, to electrically connect the capacitor assembly to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cornell Dubilier Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Eugene Whitmire, Samuel G. Parler, Jr., David Eugene Lawson