Patents Examined by Courtney L Smith
  • Patent number: 10498195
    Abstract: A power tool and a printed circuit board assembly (“PCBA”) for the power tool. The PCBA includes, for example, a printed circuit board (“PCB”), a heat sink, a spacer between the PCB and the heat sink, and a gap pad. The PCB and the heat sink are fastened to one another via fasteners so the spacer absorbs excess forces torsional forces from torques applied to the fasteners. The gap pad is placed within an opening or recess of the spacer to contact one or more FETs on the PCB. In some embodiments, the PCBA includes a second heat sink or rigid member on the opposite side of the PCB than the spacer to further distribute excess torsional forces from torques applied to the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew J. Mergener, Daniel R. Ertl
  • Patent number: 10499534
    Abstract: An information handling system, includes a server rack including a first communication device. The server rack has a mounting flange with a plurality of mounting holes. The information handling system also includes a server installed in the server rack and secured to the mounting flange via a first mounting hole of the plurality of mounting holes. The server includes a second communication device, that is coupled to the first communication device via a second mounting hole of the plurality of mounting holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jinsaku Masuyama, Sajjad S. Ahmed, John R. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10499514
    Abstract: A vehicular control device includes: one housing to contain modules having electronic components; a main circuit wiring connecting a first pair of modules; a main circuit wiring connecting a second pair of modules; and a main circuit wiring connecting a third pair of modules. The main circuit wiring, in which a maximum value of current flowing therein is greater than or equal to a first threshold, extends to an exterior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Miyamoto, Yasuaki Mamoto
  • Patent number: 10499507
    Abstract: A solid state drive (SSD) apparatus includes a body including a base plate and a sidewall extending along a periphery of the base plate, the sidewall including an upper sidewall protruding from an upper surface of the base plate and a lower sidewall protruding from a lower surface of the base plate, a first package substrate module housed in an area defined by the upper surface of the base plate and the upper sidewall, and a second package substrate module housed in an area defined by the lower surface of the base plate and the lower sidewall, wherein a height of the upper sidewall is greater than a height of the lower sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-yong Kim, Su-in Kim, Myung-ryul Jang
  • Patent number: 10490228
    Abstract: A casing is configured for a data storage device to be disposed thereon. The casing includes a chassis and an operation member. The chassis includes a front plate, and the front plate has a plurality of assembling slots. Each of the assembling slots has a retaining part and a releasing par. A width of the releasing part is larger than a width of the retaining part. The assembling slots are configured for a plurality of fasteners of the data storage device to be disposed therethrough, and the plurality of fasteners are configured to be slid between the retaining parts and the releasing parts of the assembling slots. The operation member is slidably disposed on the front plate and slidable between a retaining position and a releasing position. When the operation member is in the retaining position, the operation member retains the fasteners at the retaining parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Ching-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 10492340
    Abstract: Techniques for operating a data center include providing at least one fan coil unit operable to circulate a cooling airflow to a human-occupiable workspace of the data center; providing a plurality of computer racks arranged in one or more rows in the human-occupiable workspace; forming one or more warm air aisles between the one or more rows of the plurality of computer racks that are in fluid communication with an inlet of the fan coil unit through a warm air plenum, and also with an outlet of the fan coil unit through the human-occupiable workspace and the plurality of computer racks arranged in one or more rows; adjusting the associated electrical power density of one or more of the plurality of computer racks; and based on the adjustment, adjusting a characteristic of the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Kowalski, Christopher Gregory Malone, Ankit Somani
  • Patent number: 10492326
    Abstract: An aisle containment system includes a framework and a panel for the framework. The panel is removable attachable to the framework by mating first and second interference fit connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Richard M. Latino, David C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10490952
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a cage member having a plurality of walls defining a module cavity for a pluggable module. The walls include a top wall, a bottom wall and side walls extending between the top and bottom walls. The side walls extend to a bottom edge at the bottom wall and include mounting pins extending from the bottom edge that each have a press-fit portion configured to be press fit in a plated via of a circuit board. The bottom wall has a generally planar bottom surface facing the circuit board and a generally planar top surface facing the module cavity. The bottom wall includes a locating feature extending below the bottom surface and having a datum surface configured to engage the circuit board. The datum surface is a predetermined distance from the top surface to set a position of the top surface relative to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Randall Robert Henry, Brandon Michael Matthews, James Charles Shiffler, Charles Jameson Valentine, Leo Joseph Graham
  • Patent number: 10481647
    Abstract: A computer system includes a computer housing with a fastening device that fastens the computer housing to a mount; a system component arranged in the computer housing and having at least one component to be cooled; a fan that cools the at least one component arranged in the computer housing in a region of the at least one component; a first ventilation area arranged laterally next to the fastening device in a first housing wall of the computer housing; and a ventilation channel extending in the computer housing between the first ventilation area and the fan, which is fluidically separated from the rest of the computer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Client Computing Limited
    Inventor: Wilhelm Neukam
  • Patent number: 10481648
    Abstract: Example techniques for securing an expansion card in a computing device are disclosed. An example method includes securing a mounting bracket within the computing device. An adjustable retention clip is installed in a preferred location at the mounting bracket. An expansion card is then installed in a space created by the adjustable retention clip and the mounting bracket, and the expansion card is secured to the adjustable retention clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: James Jeffery Schulze, Kevin D. Conn, Keith A. Sauer
  • Patent number: 10485123
    Abstract: A double-lever handle includes a main handle and an assisting handle. The main handle is rotationally mounted to a support body to form a first rotating pair. The assisting handle includes a power arm portion. The power arm portion is rotationally coupled to an end of the main handle away from the first rotating pair to form a second rotating pair. An end of the main handle adjacent to the first rotating pair defines a first latching slot. The main handle rotates about a first latching pin latched in the first latching slot. An end of the power arm adjacent to the second rotating pair defines a second latching slot. The power arm rotates about a second latching pin latched in the second latching slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia-Feng Lin, Chieh-Hsiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10481650
    Abstract: A cooling system is configured to directly cool electronic devices of different types immersed in a coolant filled in a cooling apparatus having a cooling tank with an open space defined by a bottom wall and side walls, arranged housing parts formed by dividing the open space using internal partition walls in the cooling tank, an inflow opening formed in a bottom part or a side surface of each of the housing parts, and an outflow opening formed around a surface of the coolant circulating in the respective housing parts. Electronic devices of different types include first electronic devices configured to execute arithmetic operations through processors, and second electronic devices configured to execute storage through storage units. The arbitrary numbers of the first and second electronic devices are separately housed in the housing parts of the cooling apparatus to form a computer with a calculation capacity and a storage capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXASCALER INC.
    Inventor: Motoaki Saito
  • Patent number: 10483738
    Abstract: An electrical connection box applied to a wire harness includes a substrate assembly and a housing the substrate assembly. The housing includes a first flexible rib that is extended along an extending direction Z, elastically deformable along a first support direction X, and supports the substrate assembly with respect to one side in the first support direction X, second flexible ribs that are extended along the extending direction Z, elastically deformable along the first support direction X, and supports the substrate assembly with respect to the other side in the first support direction X, and boss portions that are extended along the extending direction Z and position the substrate assembly with respect to the both sides in the first support direction X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teppei Doi, Kimihiro Ishii, Tomohiko Saito, Takayoshi Furukawa, Tadashi Fujita, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Takashi Maruyama, Atsushi Kawamura, Akihito Tsukamoto, Takumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10478668
    Abstract: A base station for an activity monitoring system that facilitates live monitoring of a plurality of individuals. The base station may include a ventilation channel and a heat sink for cooling a control module disposed within the base station. The base station may be water resistant so as to protect the control module from water damage. The base station may also have an egg-shape for facilitating the drainage of water off the base station and to reduce the force of an impact on the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Michael Welker, Arto Nikula
  • Patent number: 10485135
    Abstract: A system provides cooling to a storage device, such as solid-state drive, installed within a sealed compartment of an IHS (Information Handling System). The heat pipe extends between the storage device and a fan housing that seals a cooling fan in a physically isolated compartment from the sealed compartment of the IHS. A plurality of clips allow the heat pipe to be removably secured to an outer surface of the fan housing. A cooling plate is used to removably secure the heat pipe to a surface of the storage device. Once installed, the heat pipe transfers heat directly from the surface of the storage device to the outer surface of the sealed fan housing. The heat pipe may be uninstalled by removing screws that secure the cooling plate to the storage device and the heat pipe to the fan housing, allowing the storage device to be removed as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Qinghong He, Travis North
  • Patent number: 10483189
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus mounted in a vehicle includes a semiconductor stack in which a plurality of semiconductor modules and a plurality of coolants including coolant passages are disposed by being alternately stacked, and a retaining unit which presses the semiconductor stack in a stacking direction to retain the semiconductor stack. The semiconductor modules and the coolants are attached to each other by a plate-shaped insulating resin adhesive member, and a roughened area on which a roughening treatment has been performed is formed in at least a part of the outer surface of the coolants to which the resin adhesive member is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Uneme, Yuko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10474206
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, before an M.2 compatible module or device is mounted onto a data processing system that operates an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), the M.2 module is placed onto a tray device to increase the stiffness of the M.2 module. The tray device containing the M.2 module is then mounted on a board or motherboard of the data processing system. Since the M.2 module is placed on the tray device, the overall stiffness has been significantly increased, which can sustain the physical impact on the M.2 module due to the physical movement and oscillation during the autonomous driving of the ADV. In addition, the tray device also provides suspension effect on the M.2 module during the movement of the ADV. As a result, the M.2 module would not easily damaged during the autonomous driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Weiyu Lu, Ji Li, Fu-kang Liao
  • Patent number: 10477716
    Abstract: A portable display device includes a display element provided with a main screen thereon, the portable display device further includes a secondary screen capable of being incorporated with the main screen. By providing a secondary screen, a display region of the portable display device can be extended as required, thereby allowing to run more applications to satisfy user's demands. And at the same time, the drawing structure can extend the display region in a convenient and steady manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10470329
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an enclosure comprising first and second abutting compartment and at least one cable passing between the first and second compartments through a sealing multi-cable transit mounted in a wall shared by the first and second compartments. The first compartment may contain arc-generating equipment and the second compartment may contain equipment vulnerable to arc damage. The first compartment may include a medium-voltage cubicle and the second compartment may include a low-voltage control cubicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Wesley Byron Johnson
  • Patent number: 10470308
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly comprising a printed circuit main board and a printed circuit sub-board, to avoid layout constraints, can support components on either board. The printed circuit main board includes first signal layer, and first and second through holes in the first signal layer. A first wire electrically couples a first electronic component and the first through hole. A second signal layer with third and fourth through holes is found on the printed circuit sub-board. The third through hole is electrically coupled to the first through hole, and the fourth through hole is electrically coupled to the second through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hou-Yuan Chou, Ming-Fang Chen, Yi-Chih Wu