Patents Examined by Edwin A. León
  • Patent number: 10332703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety switch assembly (100) having a switch installation (120) having at least one switching member (12) and at least one actuation installation (110) having at least one assigned actuator (13, 13?, 13?, 14), wherein a transmission installation (130) having at least one transmission member (135) which is coupleable or coupled to the switching member (12, 12a), on the one hand, and to the at least one actuator (13, 13?, 13?, 14), on the other hand is provided between the actuation installation (110) and the switch installation (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: E. Dold & Söhne KG
    Inventor: Frank Arthur Aartsen
  • Patent number: 10333254
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module enclosed within a metallic shielding shell. The contact module includes an insulative housing and a plurality of upper contacts and lower contact with a metallic shielding plate commonly retained in the housing. The upper contacts and the lower contacts have the corresponding contacting sections and soldering sections exposed upon the mounting surface of the housing. The shielding plate has the contacting area on the mounting surface. The shielding shell forms contacting legs positioned upon the contacting area for grounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10331082
    Abstract: An electronic watch may include a tactile switch and/or one or more sensors for detecting rotational and translational inputs. The watch may include a display configured to produce graphical outputs that may change in response to rotational inputs, translational inputs, and/or touch inputs received at the display. The watch include a crown positioned along an exterior of the watch enclosure and a shaft coupled to the crown and extending into the enclosure. The tactile switch and/or the one or more sensors may be used to detect rotational and/or translational inputs provided at the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, John B. Morrell, Duncan Kerr, Camille Moussette
  • Patent number: 10333236
    Abstract: A battery wiring module to be mounted on a unit cell group formed by arranging a plurality of unit cells including positive and negative electrode terminals includes a terminal to be electrically connected to the electrode terminal, a detection wire for detecting a state of the unit cell by being electrically connected to the terminal, and a resin protector including a terminal accommodating portion for accommodating the terminal, a wire accommodation groove for accommodating the detection wire and a through groove allowing communication between the terminal accommodating portion and the wire accommodation groove and used to pull out the detection wire connected to the terminal into the wire accommodation groove. The detection wire is bent at least at two or more positions in the wire accommodation groove or the through groove and held in a bent state while being routed in the resin protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryouya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10331080
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus is provided that is able to equip any object of value, such as a watch or piece of jewelery, and protect it. The present mobile apparatus includes: an electronic module able to execute a mobile application, a display screen connected to the electronic module and arranged to display information relative to the mobile application, and a fastening support whereof the shapes and dimensions are arranged so that the mobile apparatus can successively equip any object of value, and to be able to fasten, removably and by superposition, at least one display screen to an object of value when object of value is attached around part of a human body. In addition, the mobile apparatus covers at least part of a surface of the object of value designed to be easily visible by the person when the object is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Pascal Counas
  • Patent number: 10331081
    Abstract: An electronic watch may include a tactile switch and/or one or more sensors for detecting rotational and translational inputs. The watch may include a display configured to produce graphical outputs that may change in response to rotational inputs, translational inputs, and/or touch inputs received at the display. The watch include a crown positioned along an exterior of the watch enclosure and a shaft coupled to the crown and extending into the enclosure. The tactile switch and/or the one or more sensors may be used to detect rotational and/or translational inputs provided at the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, John B. Morrell, Duncan Kerr, Camille Moussette
  • Patent number: 10326247
    Abstract: A device for connecting an electrical fixture with electrical power supply wiring, and for mounting the fixture on a support includes a plug, a socket, and a sensing unit for at least one of wirelessly communicating a sensed condition and wirelessly receiving a signal, with the sensing unit electrically coupled to at least one of the plug and socket. The socket includes a socket body having at least one internal cavity therein with an electrically conductive contact terminal disposed within the cavity for establishing an electrical connection between the electrical power supply wiring and the socket. The plug is rigidly fixed to the fixture and insertable into the socket, with the plug having at least one male connector electrically connected to the fixture and engageable with the contact terminal within the socket to establish a circuit between the electrical fixture and the electrical power wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Ran Roland Kohen
  • Patent number: 10325737
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fast switch device including: a reactor that moves to an open position where the switch is opened and a close position where the switch is closed; an open coil portion that drives the reactor to the open position by virtue of an eddy current component; a close coil portion that drives the reactor the close position by virtue of an eddy current component; and a controller that performs control such that an electric current is applied to the close coil portion oppositely to a direction of an electric current flowing through the open coil portion in order to brake the reactor during an open operation for driving the reactor to the open position, and an electric current is applied to the open coil portion oppositely to a direction of an electric current flowing through the close coil portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Kyun Woo, Jae Hyeong Ko
  • Patent number: 10324421
    Abstract: A timepiece includes a case in which an electronic module supplying at least one item of information is arranged. The at least one item of information is displayed on a dial by a display. The electronic module also includes a communication unit having an optical receiving device. The optical receiving device includes at least one photoelectric receiver arranged to face a first aperture formed on the dial so that an optical signal can be received by the optical receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventor: Pascal Lagorgette
  • Patent number: 10325743
    Abstract: A circuit breaker assembly including a housing assembly and a tamper detection system. The housing assembly defines a sealed enclosure. The sealed enclosure includes a division interface. The sealed enclosure is structured to be in one of a closed, first configuration, wherein the sealed enclosure defines a generally enclosed space, and an open, second configuration, wherein the sealed enclosure allows access to the enclosed space, and wherein, as the sealed enclosure moves between the first configuration to the second configuration, the sealed enclosure is reconfigured at the division interface. The tamper detection system includes a protective assembly and an indicator assembly. The protective assembly is structured to be coupled to the sealed enclosure at the division interface. The indicator assembly includes a rupturable construct. The rupturable construct is structured to transform from an intact, first configuration to a ruptured, second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi Gao, James L. Lagree
  • Patent number: 10325738
    Abstract: A switchgear unit includes a gas-insulated compartment and a circuit interrupter in the gas-insulated compartment and mounted on a wall thereof, the circuit interrupter having an actuator rod extending through the wall and outside of gas-insulated compartment. The switchgear unit further includes a sealed operating mechanism compartment adjacent the gas-insulated compartment and having an operating mechanism therein that engages the actuator rod. The circuit interrupter may be included in a vacuum circuit interrupter assembly having a base mounted to the wall and including a bellows through which the actuator rod passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: William Edward Wilkie
  • Patent number: 10326227
    Abstract: It is aimed to improve a terminal holding force. A terminal fitting includes a terminal connecting portion (12) connectable to a mating terminal fitting, a wire connecting portion (13) disposed behind the terminal connecting portion (12) and to be connected to an end part of a wire, and a retainer locking portion (18) formed to project on the terminal connecting portion (12) and having a retainer locking surface (22) to be locked by a retainer (5). The retainer locking surface (22) is formed into a reverse tapered shape from a projecting end side toward a base end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Shunya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10317845
    Abstract: A smart wristband with a rotatable dial has a dial, a case and a band. The case is embedded in the band. The dial is rotatably disposed in the case. An end of the dial is provided with a USB port, and the USB port is hidden between the dial and the case. The dial has a bottom case, a rotating ring is fixed at a bottom of the bottom case, the case is sandwiched between the bottom case and the rotating ring, and relative rotation between the dial and the case is achieved by the cooperation and relative rotation between the rotating ring and the case. An opening is provided at an end of the bottom case, a protruding buckling rib is provided at the other end, and a buckling groove that matches the protruding buckling rib is formed at the corresponding position of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10317842
    Abstract: A timepiece mainspring is accommodated inside a barrel, an inner end thereof is fixed to a barrel arbor included in the barrel, and an outer end thereof engages with an inner wall of the barrel. The timepiece mainspring includes a helical portion wound in a Bernoulli curve shape from the inner end in a free state having no applied load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakata, Masao Takeuchi, Shogo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10319543
    Abstract: An installation switching apparatus includes: a housing; at least one contact point; an exhaust air duct which in an upstream portion thereof receives arc gases of a switching arc that has been created at the at least one contact point, and by way of an exhaust air opening in a housing wall of the housing in a downstream portion of the exhaust air duct the exhaust air duct releases the arc gases into an environment of the housing; at least one thermal release; and a set screw for setting the at least one thermal release. The set screw at an activation end thereof has a formed element for contacting in a form-fitting manner a tool for rotating activation of the set screw. An operative end of the set screw is coupled to the at least one thermal release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventor: Erwin Muders
  • Patent number: 10317847
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes: a latch unit that latches and outputs specification data designating a specification in accordance with a latch signal; a signal output unit that outputs one of a plurality of driving signals including driving pulses at different periods based on the specification data output from the latch unit; a driving unit that drives a motor based on the driving signal output from the signal output unit; and a control unit that generates the latch signal so that the latch signal has at least an active level at a timing before generation of each driving pulse in the driving signal with a shortest period of the driving pulse among the plurality of driving signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Shirao
  • Patent number: 10319541
    Abstract: A rotary motion switching apparatus is usable with a circuit interrupter and employs an attachment system in order to resist removal of the rotary motion switching apparatus from the circuit interrupter. The attachment system has three connectors that are engaged with an exterior surface of a housing of the circuit interrupter. The portions of the housing that are engaged by the three connectors are pre-existing portions of the exterior surface of the housing of the circuit interrupter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: John Thomas Clark, Ramesh Shivaji Powar, Sujit Subhash Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 10317843
    Abstract: Mechanical oscillator for a horological movement, comprising: a central fixed part being configured to be fixed to a frame of the horological movement; an inertial rim coaxial with a pivoting axis of the mechanical oscillator; at least two rigid links extending radially between the central fixed part and the inertial rim and supporting the inertial rim; and at least two flexible links extending radially from the central fixed part; each flexible link comprising a first flexible element and a second flexible element substantially coplanar to the first element, the first flexible element and the second flexible element being rigidly connected at their distal extremity; the proximal extremity of the first flexible element being fixed to the fixed part and the proximal extremity of the second flexible element being fixed to one of said at least two rigid links, such that the inertial rim can oscillate around the pivoting axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA—RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
    Inventors: Florent Cosandier, Emmanuel Domine, Gregory Musy, François Barrot
  • Patent number: 10317848
    Abstract: An information display device includes: a communications part that receives, from multiple external devices, information on a time zone of the current position identified by the multiple external devices; a time zone-identification part that identifies a time zone of the current position of the self-device, on the basis of the information received from the multiple external devices; and a display control part that displays time in the identified time zone of the current position on a display part, in which the time zone-identification part repeatedly calculates, for a first predetermined time length, an accumulated time in which time zones received from a predetermined number of the external devices match one another, and when the accumulated match time is not shorter than a predetermined time, identifies the matched time zone as the time zone of the current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Nobuaki Asahara, Yosuke Fuchiwaki, Atsuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10319542
    Abstract: An electric arc breaker device comprises a contact zone in which there are present at least one stationary contact and at least one movable contact that is movable relative to the stationary contact. The contacts are capable of being put into contact with each other and of being separated from each other. An arcing horn is present facing the stationary contact, the height hc of the arcing horn being greater than or equal to the height ht of the stationary contact, and the arcing horn presenting a folded-back arc switching portion extending in a direction away from the stationary contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SOCOMEC
    Inventor: Jérôme Hertzog