Patents Examined by Edwin A. León
  • Patent number: 11070071
    Abstract: A battery charger for charging a portable electronic equipment, including a peripheral wall interconnecting a first base surface and a second base surface, an engagement portion protruding from the first base surface and extending in an axial direction to define an end surface a battery charging terminal protruding axially from the end surface, and a pair of self-engaging latches which is under a resilient bias to protrude laterally outwards and away from an engagement portion peripheral wall. The engagement portion has a lateral profile for insertion into a correspondingly battery charger receptacle along the axial direction. The latches are shaped dimensioned and positioned to retract inwardly towards the battery charging terminal upon encountering the battery charger receptacle until reaching a latching portion on the battery charger receptacle whereat the latches are to enter into releasable latched engagement with the latching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dayton Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Paul Anthony Yuen
  • Patent number: 11069492
    Abstract: The construction includes a rotary handle turnable around a first pivot axis between an open- and a closed-position, a locking latch turnable around a second pivot axis between a locked position and a released position, a fixed bottom ring, a first locking pin movable in the longitudinal direction with the locking latch between a first position in which turning of the rotary handle is allowed and a second position in which turning of the rotary handle is allowed and a second position in which turning of the rotary handle is prevented. A second locking pin is movable between a first position in which turning of the locking latch between a locked-position and a released-position is allowed and a second position in which turning of the locking latch into the locked-position is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Juha Soldan, Matti Knuuttila, Mikko Välivainio
  • Patent number: 11069489
    Abstract: A multifunctional switch manipulator is provided. The manipulator includes a first switch unit, which is curved to be convex at the upper surface thereof, a second switch unit, which is disposed at a first side of the first switch unit and which extends radially in a first direction, and a third switch unit, which is disposed at a second side of the first switch unit and which extends radially in a second direction opposite the first direction. Each of the second and third switch units includes a housing that has an opening and a rotary knob disposed at the housing to be rotatable in a direction in which the opening extends, and at least one surface of the rotary knob is exposed to an outside through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Hyeong Cho, Yeon Ji Kang, Pill Yoon Kim, Jae Min Park
  • Patent number: 11062622
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to devices that may be used to help young children stay in bed or their room until it is time to get up. The device may be configured as a clock. The clock may be programmable to have a duration of a nap time, or a time when the child is able to get up. A visual countdown timer may be provided with the device (e.g., on the clock face), which may include a graphical representation of the remaining fraction of time before “get up” time. The visual countdown timer may not include number indicia, but rather includes a graphic (e.g., ring extending about the perimeter of the clock face), which gradually diminishes as the predetermined “get up” time is approached. A reward drawer may also be provided, which automatically unlocks at the “get up” time, and provides the child with a prize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: HAPPY TYKES, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Ostler, Ashley Ostler
  • Patent number: 11061371
    Abstract: A moiré-effect winding assembly for an automatic timepiece movement includes an oscillating winding mass which is movable relative to the movement. The winding mass is to be mounted to rotate on an axis of the movement. Part of the winding mass forms a heavy part allowing the mass to oscillate in response to the movement of the timepiece and to the force of gravity. The assembly also includes an element that is stationary relative to the movement. The stationary element is arranged under the winding mass. The winding mass at least partly displaces above the stationary element. The stationary element includes a first relief pattern and the winding mass includes a plurality of through openings defining a second pattern, so as to create a dynamic moiré effect when the winding mass displaces above the stationary element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventor: Loic Oberson
  • Patent number: 11062860
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric switch defining a front surface and including at least two rocker keys, which rock about a corresponding rocker axis, and at least one base provided with at least two operating points for electrical connection and disconnection located at a point corresponding to the center of the corresponding key, where the rocking of the keys presses on the corresponding at least one operating point and causes the electrical connection or disconnection, wherein the key comprises has two sections separated by the rocker axis, a first transmission section of the operating force and a second section that does not transmit the operating force to the operating point, and in that the rocker axes of the at least two keys are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIMON, S.A.U.
    Inventors: Jordi Arderiu Costas, Adrià Riquè Rebull, Salvi Plaja Miró, Clara Batiste Mayas
  • Patent number: 11063376
    Abstract: A conductor terminal with at least one spring-loaded terminal connection, which includes at least one clip spring, wherein the at least one clip spring has a contact leg, a clip spring arc adjoining the contact leg and a clamping leg adjoining the clip spring arc, wherein the contact leg is arranged in the conductor terminal for fixing the clip spring and the clamping leg is arranged for clamping an electrical conductor at a clamping point, wherein in an arcuate portion comprising the clip spring arc and areas of the contact leg and the clamping leg adjacent to the clip spring arc, the clip spring includes a spring insert having a force effect which spreads the clamping leg apart from the contact leg, wherein the spring insert has a first and a second leg and a spring insert arc that connects the first leg with the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Michael Meyer, Alexander Volkmann
  • Patent number: 11063389
    Abstract: A connector structure includes a first connector and a second connector configured to rotatably connect the first connector. The first connector includes an insulating support, a first conductor and a second conductor. The first and second conductors respectively include first and second convex curved surfaces. The second connector includes first and second insulating housings and first and second conductive layers. The first and second insulating housings are configured to cover at least a portion of the first conductor and at least a portion of the second conductor, respectively. The first conductive layer includes a first concave curved surface matching the first convex curved surface, and is configured to be in contact with the first conductor. The second conductive layer includes a second concave curved surface matching the second convex curved surface, and is configured to be in contact with the second conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Huei-Chuan Lee, Yen-Ze Huang, Chih-Chun Chen, Chin-Chi Yu
  • Patent number: 11064633
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical connector comprising an electrical connector housing, a partition part, a partition heat sink, a heat pipe, and a cooling module. The electrical connector housing comprised an upper surface, a lower surface, and two opposite sidewalls. The partition part is disposed in the electrical connector housing. The partition heat sink is disposed on the partition part and is disposed in the electrical connector housing. One end of the heat pipe is connected to the partition part. The cooling module is disposed at the outside the electrical connector housing and is connected to the other end of the heat pipe. The cooling efficiency is enhanced by conducting the heat of the partition heat sink to the outside of the electrical connector through a heat pipe to avoid heat accumulating in the electrical connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: XiaoKai Wang, Zhen Luo, BaiYu Duan, XiaoPing Wu
  • Patent number: 11062858
    Abstract: An electrical switching unit with separable contacts comprises a switching device comprising: a control lever coupled mechanically to a mobile electrical contact and an anti-bounce lever, mounted on the control lever and configured to be displaced to a deployed position to cooperate with an abutment to prevent the control lever from leaving its position. The switching device comprises a fixed bearing mounted around the control lever. The anti-bounce lever comprises a contact portion which is in contact against an edge of the bearing when the anti-bounce lever is in its rest position and which is displaced along the edge when the control lever rotates about the bearing. The bearing comprises, on the edge, a guiding portion in the form of a cam configured to push the anti-bounce lever to its deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Christian Bach, Javier Herreros
  • Patent number: 11063379
    Abstract: An electrical cable assembly includes a plurality of electrical cables, and a plurality of interposers configured to be mounted to a substrate at a first end, and mounted to electrical conductors of the electrical cables at a second end that is offset from the first end. The electrical cable assembly further includes an alignment housing that supports the interposers, and further defines a conduit to receive the drain wires of the electrical cables that are mounted to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventor: Charles M. Gross
  • Patent number: 11056294
    Abstract: A remote controller includes a main body, a dial wheel mechanism arranged at the main body, and a controller configured to obtain rotation angle information of the dial wheel mechanism and control movement of an external device according to the rotation angle information. The dial wheel mechanism includes a support, a positioning member disposed at the support, and a rotating member rotatably disposed at the support. The positioning member includes an elastic arm. The rotating member is configured to rotate relative to the support, causing the elastic arm to abut against the support and to be elastically deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Deng, Zhenkai Wu, Bo Yuan, Yin Tang
  • Patent number: 11056832
    Abstract: An electrical connector 1 contains a plurality of contacts 31, a first ground plate 32L and a second ground plate 32R facing the plurality of contacts 31 and arranged so as to be separated from each other in a ground plane parallel to the at least one plane in which the plurality of contacts 31 are arranged and an insulator 33 for holding the plurality of contacts 31, the first ground plate 32L and the second ground plate 32R in a state that the plurality of contacts 31, the first ground plate 32L and the second ground plate 32R are insulated from each other. Both of the first ground plate 32L and the second ground plate 32R include an extending portion extending from one of the first ground plate 32L and the second ground plate 32R toward the other one of the first ground plate 32L and the second ground plate 32R in the ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11056821
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of modular plug connectors and in particular to a configuration in which different types of contacts are combined in a modular plug connector. To present a solution with which it is possible to combine different types of contacts in a space-saving manner, a module system for a modular plug connector comprising a module block to be received in the modular plug connector is proposed, wherein the module block is designed with a plurality of contact receptacles which are each provided to receive a contact of a first type, and an adaptation component which is designed to be received in one of the contact receptacles of the module block, wherein the adaptation component is provided to receive a contact of a second type, and wherein the contact of the second type has a smaller cross-section than the contact of the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Albert Ferderer, Heiko Meier
  • Patent number: 11056837
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts assembled in the housing, opposite metal top and bottom shells attached upon opposite top face and bottom face of the housing, and a metallic shielding plate inserted into the housing and between two rows of contacts. The top shell, the bottom shell and the shielding plate have corresponding ears secured together in an intimately sandwiched manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao-Xiang Wu, Yin-Chao Xu, Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11050203
    Abstract: The present inventors have recognized that locating cable adapters which may be required in electrical systems, such as between power generators and electrical inlets, may be greatly aided by applying visually striking distinguishing indicators, such as colors, molded-in patterns or shaped identifiers, shaped protrusions, and the like, at ends of each cable adapter which distinguishing indicators correspond to electrical/mechanical standards or connections of various types. This, in turn, may allow for rapid deployment of such cable adapters in the system, including from a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Reliance Controls Corporation
    Inventors: Neil A. Czarnecki, Benjamin F. Flegel, Joseph Kampschroer, Chris Flegel
  • Patent number: 11048214
    Abstract: A wristwatch and a method applicable to a wristwatch for controlling the magnitude of short distance communication signals are provided. A short distance communication module is disposed inside the wristwatch, and therefore short distance communication is carried out in the wristwatch. Also, an amplifier is deployed in the wristwatch, thereby carrying out enhancing the magnitude of the short distance communication signals. The magnitude of the short distance communication signals can also increase or decrease through user operations. In another aspect, a magnetic field isolating layer is disposed inside a housing of the wristwatch. The magnetic field isolating layer can reduce interference caused by the housing or other components of the wristwatch, and thus can enhance the magnitude of the short distance communication signals and extend the sensing distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PRINCO CORP.
    Inventor: Pei-liang Chiu
  • Patent number: 11049673
    Abstract: A key switch includes a key cap, a base, a support device and a bracket. The base has a first magnetic area. The support device is disposed between the key cap and the base. The bracket is movably connected to the support device. The bracket has a second magnetic area corresponding to the first magnetic area. When the key cap is not pressed, a magnetic attraction force between the first and second magnetic areas keeps the key cap at a non-pressed position. When the key cap is pressed by an external force, the key cap moves with the support device from the non-pressed position to a pressed position. When the external force is released, the second magnetic area moves toward the first magnetic area due to the magnetic attraction force, such that the key cap moves with the support device from the pressed position to the non-pressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Ling-Hsi Chao
  • Patent number: 11048889
    Abstract: A key entry device including a housing, a keypad array disposed within the housing and including a plurality of keys, a key contact array disposed within the housing below the keypad array and including a plurality of contact pairs, a dome array underlying the keypad array and the key contact array and including a plurality of domes, and a protrusion array underlying the dome array and including a plurality of protrusions, whereby depression of one of the plurality of keys of the keypad array causes a corresponding one of the domes of the dome array to be displaced downwardly and to be deformed by pushing engagement with a corresponding one of the protrusions of the protrusion array into contact with at least one of the contact pairs of the key contact array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Igal Yanko, Mehran Mirkazemi-Moud, Donald James Jones
  • Patent number: 11048211
    Abstract: A watch includes a watch body, a watch face attached to the watch body and having an opening, and a pointer. The pointer includes an extension portion disposed to sandwich the watch face between the extension portion and the watch body and extending from the opening to face an upper surface of the watch face, and a support portion protruding from the watch body into the upper surface of the watch face via the opening, and connected directly to the extension portion. The pointer includes a change portion formed in the extension portion to change a posture of the extension portion such that a front end of the extension portion is raised with respect to a base end of the extension portion to be apart from the watch face. The watch face is removed from the watch body along the extension portion raised by the change portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA PRODIA
    Inventor: Yoshiyasu Kojima