Patents Examined by Carl J. Arbes
  • Patent number: 11690178
    Abstract: A multilayer printed wiring board and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. A multilayer printed wiring board of the present embodiment includes: a core base material formed by laminating a first wiring layer and a first insulating layer in this order on an insulating substrate; and a built-up layer formed by laminating a second wiring layer and a second insulating layer in this order on the core base material. A primer layer is formed between the second wiring layer and the first insulating layer, the second wiring layer has a lower surface at least part of which is in contact with the primer layer, and the second wiring layer has an upper surface and a side surface on both of which a tin-plated layer and a silane coupling layer are formed in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11666357
    Abstract: An enclosure configured to hermetically seal electronics of a surgical instrument therein includes a first casing component defining a first weld deck about a perimeter thereof, a second casing component defining a second weld deck about a perimeter thereof, and an energy director extending from the first weld deck and configured to facilitate ultrasonic welding of the first and second weld decks of the first and second casing components, respectively, with one another to establish a weld seam hermetically sealing the first and second casing components. The first weld deck lies in multiple planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Titus Horton, Jeremy P. Green, Weng-Kai K. Lee, Daniel Simmons, Terry M. Duffin
  • Patent number: 11666368
    Abstract: A method for constructing a modular surgical system is disclosed. The method comprises providing a header module comprising a first power backplane segment, providing a surgical module comprising a second power backplane segment, assembling the header module and the surgical module to electrically couple the first power backplane segment and the second power backplane segment to each other to form a power backplane, and applying power to the surgical module through the power backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Joshua Henderson, Joshua P. Morgan, Andrew W. Carroll, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Eitan T. Wiener, James M. Vachon, Ryan M. Asher, John B. Schulte, John E. Hein, James R. Hoch, Gregory J. Bakos
  • Patent number: 11665828
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing an FCCL capable of controlling flexibility and stiffness of a conductive pattern. The method for manufacturing an FCCL (Flexible Copper Clad Laminate) includes: an electroforming step of forming a conductive pattern on a mold for electroforming through electroforming; and a transfer step of transferring the conductive pattern from the mold for electroforming to the bottom of a polymer plastic film, wherein the electroforming process is performed in a plating bath equipped with a first metal, a second metal and a third metal, wherein the first metal is copper (Cu), the second metal serves to add flexibility and is one of tin (Sn), gold (Au), silver (Ag) and aluminum (Al), and the third metal serves to add stiffness and is one of nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), chrome (Cr), iron (Fe), tungsten (W) and titanium (Ti).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SAMWON ACT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Yul Lee, Kwang Jong Choi, Pyoung Woo Lee, Doo Yul Baek
  • Patent number: 11661780
    Abstract: An automatized mechanical opening/closing device is mounted to an oven mouth of an oven device and includes an outer door frame assembly, an inner door frame assembly, a door panel, a first driving device, and a plurality of second driving devices. The first driving device and the second driving devices are set in electric connection with a control platform is, so that the first driving device is operable to drive the inner door frame assembly to move inside the outer door frame assembly in an X-axis direction and the second driving devices is operable to drive the door panel to move inside the inner door frame assembly in a Y-axis direction. The control platform can be used to set automatized opening and closing operations of the oven mouth of the oven device to thereby save human labor and to reduce material damage due to manual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Weisun Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ko-Chien Ho
  • Patent number: 11652391
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coil includes a preparation step of preparing a copper wire, a winding step of winding a plurality of aluminum wires around the copper wire, and a pressing step of pressing the copper wire and the plurality of aluminum wires so as to form an aluminum coat around the copper wire and form an anodized aluminum film on the surface of the aluminum coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Masashi Matsumoto, Kohei Watanabe, Hazuki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11626700
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides embodiments of direct current (DC) power connectors and methods to manufacture the same. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a connector plug with improved power capacity and structural rigidity. The connector plug includes an inner body and an outer body coupled to transmit power through the DC power connector, wherein the inner body is concentrically arranged within the outer body, and an insulating barrel that is coupled between the inner body and the outer body to electrically isolate the inner body from the outer body. The inner body and outer body comprise a base metal or metal alloy having an electrical conductivity ranging between 30% International Annealed Copper Standard (IACS) and greater than or equal to 99% IACS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Wei Cheng Yu, Andrew Sultenfuss, Chi Che Wu, Tsung-Cheng Liao
  • Patent number: 11622487
    Abstract: A component shortage detection device detects a component shortage of a tape feeder installed in a component mounting device. The component shortage detection device includes a sensor, configured to detect the tape, and provided at a position that is a midpoint of a tape transportation path of the tape feeder and upstream of a component extraction position by a component mounting head in a tape transportation direction. The component shortage detection device further includes a residual quantity calculation unit configured to calculate a component residual quantity of the tape during a mounting operation; and a determination unit configured to determine whether a component shortage occurs on a basis of output information from the sensor and the component residual quantity when the head fails in extraction of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Yoichi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11619665
    Abstract: An electrical apparatus that includes: an electronic substrate having a plurality of pads for connecting to an electronic component placed on the electronic substrate; a shield placed on a surface of the electronic substrate, the shield having a plurality of openings with the plurality of openings aligned over the plurality of pads and at least a portion of each of the plurality of openings being conductive; connection means to connect the conductive portions of each of the plurality of openings to a fault detect and error handling circuit; and the fault detect and error handling circuit to detect a short circuit between at least one of the conductive portions and the pad aligned with the opening containing the at least one of the conductive portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Judd, Matthew Doyle, Matthew S. Kelly, Henry M. Newshutz, Timothy J. Tofil, Mark J. Jeanson
  • Patent number: 11610717
    Abstract: A potting box for assembling a transformer comprises an inner wall and an outer wall. The inner wall is sleeved in the outer wall. A bottom plate connected to a bottom portion of the inner wall and a bottom portion of the outer wall to form a potting space for accommodating a first winding and a second winding. An inner side of the outer wall comprises a first support portion for supporting the first winding and an outer side of the inner wall comprises a second support portion for supporting the second winding. An iron core of the transformer penetrates through an inner side of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Delta Electronics (Shanghai) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yong Zeng, Jianxing Dong, Qiang Wang, Teng Liu, Weijun Wang
  • Patent number: 11605928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a manually operated pliers tool, which may especially be crimping pliers. According to the invention, the pliers tool is equipped with an electronics construction unit. The electronics construction unit is realized separately from a mechanical pliers part and arranged in a pliers head part of the mechanical pliers part, which is arranged between hand levers and pliers jaws. The electronics construction unit is attached to this pliers head part. The electronics construction unit extends at least on two opposite sides of the pliers head part, sandwiching the pliers head part, and comprises a connector, where the connector extends through or around the pliers head part between the two opposite sides of the pliers head part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: WEZAG GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Glockseisen
  • Patent number: 11600422
    Abstract: A connection structure of an inductive element includes a circuit substrate, in inductive element, at least one connection wire, a supporting element, a containing element, a positioning element, a connecting element, and a locking element. The circuit substrate has a through hole. Each connection wire has a first end connected to the inductive element, and a fixed terminal is disposed on a second end of the connection wire. The containing element is formed on the supporting element to provide a containing space. The positioning element is contained in the containing space, and provides a positioning part. The connecting element has a first connecting part and a second connecting part. The first connecting part is connected to the positioning part to clip the fixed terminal. The locking element has a locking part. The locking part is connected to the second connecting part to lock on the circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Lei-Ming Lee, Xin-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11597100
    Abstract: A component mounting system includes a head to revolve multiple suction nozzles in a circumferential direction, a lifting and lowering device configured to lift and lower a suction nozzle at a predetermined revolving position, a storage device configured to store any one of multiple pieces of directionality information in association with identification information of the suction nozzle, and a control device configured to acquire corresponding directionality information from the storage device based on the acquired identification information of the suction nozzle and to perform pickup of the component supplied from the component supply device at the spinning position in accordance with the directionality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Kenzo Ishikawa, Jun Iisaka, Hidetoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 11594359
    Abstract: A reactor that includes a coil having a wound portion; a magnetic core; a holding member provided at both ends of the wound portion; a mold resin by which the coil and the holding member are integrated into one piece; a casing that houses an assembly that includes the coil, the magnetic core, and the holding member; and a potting resin that fills up the casing to seal at least a part of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Takashi Misaki, Shinichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11589473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process connection for connecting a sensor to a process inlet via a process seal and a fixing element. The process connection includes a sensor housing and a clamping element. The sensor housing has a housing body configured to receive the sensor and a housing collar that extends around the housing body and has a first sealing section, which encircles the housing body, and a contact area. The housing collar is formed integrally with the housing body. The first sealing section is suitable for receiving the process seal to connect the process inlet to the housing collar in a fluid-tight manner. The clamping element has a contact area which is suitable for coming into contact with the contact area of the housing collar to press the housing collar onto the process seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: André Pfeifer, Christian Fanselow, Damian Mayerhofer, Thomas Nagel
  • Patent number: 11589489
    Abstract: A lead wire straightening device including a control device that disposes a lead wire of a lead component that is held by a holding section between a first claw section and a second claw section. The control device causes an opening/closing driving section of a straightening unit to clamp and straighten the lead wire by the first and second claw sections. After the lead wire is clamped, the control device causes a driving section to rotate at least one of the holding section and the straightening unit to thereby change positions of the first and second claw sections relative to the lead wire. Then, after changing the positions of the first and second claw sections relative to the lead wire, the control device causes the first and second claw sections to clamp the lead wire again to straighten the lead wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Takaji Mukohara
  • Patent number: 11588289
    Abstract: A removable device for retaining electrical contacts, having: a rigid element for holding electrical contacts including a plurality of housings that are configured to accept the electrical contacts, the lateral walls of the holding element that are adjacent to the housings having a plurality of openings that each lead into one housing of the plurality of housings of the holding element; and an elastic element for retaining the electrical contacts in the holding element including a plurality of sprung blades that are arranged facing the openings leading into the housings of the rigid holding element so as to retain the electrical contacts in the housings of the holding element. The invention further relates to a soldering method implementing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignees: Continental Automotive France, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Gilles Jurek, Christian Kempf, Thomas Perrin
  • Patent number: 11582874
    Abstract: A system may include first and second apparatuses. The first and second apparatuses may each include: an enclosure portion including a plurality of mounting features that are configured to receive information handling systems, wherein dimensions of the enclosure portion define a footprint; a base portion disposed below the enclosure portion and coupled to the enclosure portion; a plurality of casters coupled to the base portion and mounted in respective positions that are laterally displaced from the base portion such that the positions are outside the footprint of the enclosure portion; and a locking mechanism. The first and second apparatuses may be operable to be coupled together via their respective locking mechanisms for transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James Don Curlee, Steven Embleton, Joshua Scott Keup, Ben John Sy
  • Patent number: 11581690
    Abstract: A robot apparatus includes a clamp mechanism; a transport mechanism; and a control unit. The clamp mechanism includes a first finger that has a first support surface and a housing portion and a second finger. The first support surface supports an aligned wire group that includes a plurality of wires, the housing portion includes a guide wall that is connected to the first support surface and regulates an amount of movement of the band member in a width direction. The second finger has a second support surface facing the first support surface and a facing portion being connected to the second support surface and facing the housing portion. The transport mechanism is capable of moving the clamp mechanism. The control unit controls a grip force of the clamp mechanism and a direction of movement of the clamp mechanism by the transport mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Shinichi Takeyama, Hirokuni Beppu
  • Patent number: 11581210
    Abstract: The present invention relates to provide a hot air supplying head for transferring a micro LED and a micro LED transfer system using the same, the hot air supplying head effectively transferring micro LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Bum Mo Ahn, Seung Ho Park, Sung Hyun Byun