Patents Examined by Carl J. Arbes
  • Patent number: 10840655
    Abstract: A production method of an input/output device is provided, including a cable connecting step of connecting a cable to be connected to a field device disposed outside a casing main body to a terminal block in a state where the terminal block is housed in the casing main body having an opening portion, an electronic device attaching step of attaching an electronic device to the casing main body by housing the electronic device having a connector portion, which the terminal block can be attached to and detached from, in the casing main body through the opening portion, a terminal block attaching step of attaching the terminal block to the connector portion, and a closing step of closing the opening portion of the casing main body by an opening/closing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yukio Maniwa, Tuyoshi Kato, Koichiro Shimamura, Motoki Tanaka, Masaaki Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10838258
    Abstract: Methods are provided for making layers with nano- and micro-patterned topographies by laser action or inkjet printing on a first surface. These topographies have a periodicity of 5 nm to 500 ?m in a first direction in the plane of the first surface. These layers can be used as anisotropically patterned alignment layers in electro-optical devices and generate an orientational order of at least 0.30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: E-VISION, LLC
    Inventors: Anita Trajkovska-Broach, David Boyd, Dan Chambers, Joseph O. Branham
  • Patent number: 10826252
    Abstract: There is described a method of establishing an electrical connection through a flexible planar material. The method involves attaching an intermediate coupling element to the flexible planar material so as to align an aperture defined by the intermediate coupling element with a hole through the flexible planar material, and coupling an electrical connector to the intermediate coupling element so as to permit electrical connection through the flexible planar material. In this way, the intermediate coupling element can be attached to the garment during the garment manufacture process, and subsequently the electrical connector can be coupled to the intermediate coupling element separately from the main garment manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AB Connectors Ltd
    Inventors: Marcus Davies, Andrew Gardner, David Whitworth
  • Patent number: 10827623
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a baseboard, a first conductive circuit layer, a second conductive circuit layer, at least one through hole, and a number of conductive lines. The first conductive circuit layer includes a number of first conductive circuit lines formed on a first side of the baseboard. The second conductive circuit layer includes a number of second conductive circuit lines formed on a second side of the baseboard. The through hole is defined through the first conductive circuit layer, the baseboard, and the second conductive circuit layer. The number of conductive lines are formed in an inner wall of the through hole and spaced apart around the through hole. Each conductive line electrically couples one of the first conductive circuit lines to a corresponding one of the second conductive circuit lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: HongQiSheng Precision Electronics (QinHuangDao) Co., Ltd., Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited.
    Inventor: Chih-Chieh Fu
  • Patent number: 10816149
    Abstract: The invention provides lighting device (1000) configured to provide a beam of lighting device light (1001), the lighting device (1000) comprising: (a) a light transmissive window (100) having a first window side (101) and a second window side (102); (b) a reflector (200) comprising a reflector cavity (210), the reflector cavity (210) comprising a first reflector cavity side (201), a reflector cavity exit side (202), a reflector cavity wall (205) bridging said first reflector cavity side (201) and said reflector cavity exit side (202); wherein the reflector cavity wall (205) comprises a light reflective material (206), wherein the recavity wall (205) comprises a 3D-printed cavity wall (1205); wherein at least part of the first window side (101) is configured as reflector cavity exit window (220) at the reflector cavity exit side (202); (c) a light source (10) configured at the first reflector cavity side (201) and configured to provide light source light (11) within said reflector cavity (210); and (d) a beam
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Erik Paul Boonekamp, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Paulus Albertus Van Hal
  • Patent number: 10820459
    Abstract: Component mounting line includes multiple component mounting machines arranged along a conveyance direction of a board, feeder storage container that stores multiple feeders that are attachable and detachable to component mounting machine, and exchanging robot capable of exchanging feeder between feeder storage container and each of the component mounting machines, in which feeder storage container is installed in the same arrangement as the multiple component mounting machines, and exchanging robot moves along the conveyance direction of the board and exchanges feeder. Accordingly, regardless of which of the component mounting machines feeder is used in, replenishment and collection may be performed in feeder storage container, so that an operator can easily replenish and collect feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Kondo, Jun Iisaka, Hidetoshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10816879
    Abstract: An assembling method is provided for assembling a camera module with a substrate and a lens module includes the following steps. In a step (A), a sensing chip is installed on a surface of the substrate. In a step (B), a fixture is assembled with the substrate, wherein plural inner walls of the fixture are arranged around at least a lateral edge of the substrate. In a step (C), a glue is coated on a periphery of the surface of the substrate, wherein a movable range of the glue is limited by the plural inner walls of the fixture. In a step (D), a lens holder of the lens module is installed on the surface of the substrate, so that the lens holder and the substrate are combined together through the glue. In a step (E), the fixture is separated from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chin-Ding Lai, Han-Kai Wang, Yong-De Huang
  • Patent number: 10817060
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a control device comprising an actuator for generating a haptic feedback. The method includes providing at least two flat anchors each of which comprises a connecting element for connection to a support component. The connecting element is arranged differently on each of the flat anchors. An actuator solenoid and the support component are mounted within the control device. A distance between the actuator solenoid and a predetermined point on the support component is determined to obtain a determined distance. One flat anchor is selected from the flat anchors based on an actual distance to the actuator solenoid when the one flat anchor is connected to the support component corresponding to a specific requirement, the actual distance being determined based on the determined distance. The one flat anchor selected is mounted within the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: Ottmar Gleissner, Frank Then
  • Patent number: 10811348
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wiring substrate includes providing a support that includes a support substrate and first and second metal layers stacked in order over the support substrate. A surface of the second metal layer facing away from the first metal layer is a roughened surface or formed of particles. The second metal layer is selectively etchable with respect to the first metal layer. The method further includes selectively forming a third metal layer on the surface of the second metal layer, forming a first wiring layer that is a laminate of the second and third metal layers by simultaneously roughening the third metal layer and dissolving the second metal layer not covered with the third metal layer using an etchant, forming an insulating layer that covers the first wiring layer on the first metal layer, removing the support substrate, and removing the first metal layer by etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Karasawa
  • Patent number: 10811833
    Abstract: A system for assisting in the assembly of a cable harness may include a wire insertion apparatus that includes a frame that defines a connector mounting location; a projector mount attached to the frame and positioned so that a projector held in the projector mount projects graphical information onto a connector held by the mounting location; and the projector. The system may also include a computer device in communication with the projector and comprising a module configured for: projecting, via the projector, a plurality of alignment dots onto the connector; moving the alignment dots based on a first user input; receiving a second user input that the alignment dots are aligned and, based on the second user input, determining a position and orientation of the connector; and illuminating, via the projector, one or more pin locations of the connector based on the position and orientation of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James R. Crocco, Stephen Doyle, Frederick C. Edman, Jason Gerald DeStories
  • Patent number: 10811652
    Abstract: To carry out accurate defect inspection over a wide area, a defect inspection device (1) includes: a radiation source section (2) configured to emit an electromagnetic wave (4) to a separator roll (10); and a sensor section (3) configured to detect the electromagnetic wave (4) that the radiation source section (2) has emitted to the separator roll (10), the sensor section (3) being configured to detect the electromagnetic wave (4) before and after the separator roll is moved relative to the radiation source section (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Shinomiya, Koji Kashu, Yasuyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 10804668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for assembling at least one plug housing (200) with prepared cable ends (111, 121) of a cable harness (100), in particular a twisted harness comprised of at least two cables (110, 120), wherein the device (1) has at least two cable grips (10, 20) each for gripping one of the at least two cables (110, 120) on a segment (112, 122) of a free cable end (111, 121), in particular untwisted. For selective assembly, in particular for insertion of the cable ends (111, 121) with a longitudinal offset into the plug housing (200) through a segment along the path of travel, which is potentially critical for a successful assembly process, the at least two cable grips (10, 20) are displaceable independently of one another in the longitudinal direction (L) of the cable ends (111, 121) to be gripped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Thomas Bussmann, Beat Estermann
  • Patent number: 10804126
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a circuit board includes forming recess structures on a transferring layer; forming a dielectric layer on the transferring layer to form a stacking structure, in which the dielectric layer is at least embedded with the recess structures; bonding the stacking structure a base board by pressing, such that the dielectric layer is in contact with the base board; patterning the dielectric layer, including performing an exposure process on the stacking structure through the transferring layer; and after the exposure process is finished, removing the transferring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Po-Hsuan Liao
  • Patent number: 10798857
    Abstract: In a filter holding structure for holding a filter in a component suction head in which a suction nozzle is detachably attached to a tip part of a nozzle shaft, a filter holding space for holding the filter and an opening allowing communication between the filter holding space and the suction nozzle are provided in a tip part of the nozzle shaft. Also, a communication region of the filter holding space connected to the opening is made narrower than an end surface of the filter on the suction nozzle side and is held in the tip part of the nozzle shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Yukinari Awano
  • Patent number: 10798817
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for flexible and stretchable circuits. In an example, a method can include forming a first flexible conductor on a substrate, the first flexible conductor including a first conductive trace surrounded on three sides by a first dielectric, and forming a second flexible conductor on top of the first flexible conductor, the first flexible conductor located between the second flexible conductor and the substrate, the second flexible conductor including a second conductive trace surrounded by a second dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandar Aleksov, Javier Soto Gonzalez, Meizi Jiao, Shruti R. Jaywant, Oscar Ojeda, Sashi S. Kandanur, Srinivas Venkata Ramanuja Pietambaram, Roy Dittler, Rajat Goyal, Dilan Seneviratne
  • Patent number: 10796821
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a high conductive Al alloy wire without conducting an annealing process includes: providing an Al alloy rod comprising 0.01 parts by weight to 0.08 parts by weight of Fe, Fe:Si=2 to 3:1 of Si and the balance Al and inevitable impurities, based on 100 parts by weight of an entire A1350 alloy; conform-extruding the Al alloy rod by passing through a dies of a conform extruder having a polygonal shaped structure to form a polygonal shaped Al alloy wire; cooling the extruded Al alloy wire to room temperature; and winding the cooled Al alloy wire using a winder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Mi-Song Ku
  • Patent number: 10794960
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for effectively detecting a low voltage defect that may occur at a secondary battery. A method for detecting a low voltage defect of a secondary battery includes an assembling step of assembling a secondary battery by accommodating an electrode assembly, in which a positive electrode plate and a negative electrode plate are stacked with a separator being interposed therebetween, and an electrolytic solution in a battery case; a primary aging step of aging the assembled secondary battery at a temperature of 20° C. to 40° C.; a primary formation step of charging the aged secondary battery at a C-rate of 0.1 C to 0.5 C; a high-rate charging step of charging the secondary battery at a C-rate of 2 C or above, after the primary formation step; and a detecting step of detecting a defect of the secondary battery, after the high-rate charging step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Tae Kim, Joon-Sung Bae, Nak-Gi Sung
  • Patent number: 10797458
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a plug, having a plastic injection-molded encapsulation, for a fuel pump which arranged in a fuel tank of a motor vehicle. The plug has cables, stranded wires and a ground contact each protruding out of the encapsulation and each connected to encapsulated components. The plug elements and coils are inserted into a base plate. One core of a cable is soldered, welded or crimped to flat plug elements. The coils and stranded wires are each soldered, welded or crimped to a flat plug element. The base plate is inserted into a cavity of an injection mold, such that the cables and the stranded wires protrude out of the cavity through first passage openings and second passage openings, respectively, and cores are arranged in continuous openings of identical cross section in the wall of the injection mold. The cavity is then filled with a plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriel Simara Lima, Otto Korst, Ralf Muehlhausen
  • Patent number: 10790645
    Abstract: A tool facilitates removal of a splice used to serially connect lengths of cable into an electrical power line. The tool has an elongated slide of semi-circular cross-section with outer and inner diameters suited to saddle the cable and snugly enter into an open end of the splice and into abutment against a spring-biased split-ring vise grip in the splice. With the leading end of the tool butted against the spring-biased vise grip, application of manual force to a handle on the trailing end of the tool drives the vise grip to compress its biasing spring, expanding the vise-grip and releasing the cable for removal from the vise grip and the splice without damaging the splice or cutting the cables connected to the splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Scott Long
  • Patent number: 10784663
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing an inner sheathing of electrical conductors of a preferably multi-core cable comprises at least one holding arrangement/clamping device for axial and rotational clamping of the cable and a cutter assembly (1, 21) that can be rotated about the cable longitudinal axis, to the cutters of which a force can be applied in the direction of the cable axis. The at least one cutter (24, 26) comprises a contact surface (26) provided for placing on the surface of the inner sheathing and directly adjacent thereto a cutting edge (24), which protrudes beyond this contact surface (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLEUNIGER AG
    Inventors: Carmelo Messina, Jörg Furrer, Klemens Imholz, Roman Widmer