Patents Examined by Edwin A. Leon
  • Patent number: 10418741
    Abstract: Contact structures that are readily manufactured, where contacts in the contact structures consume a minimal amount of surface area, depth, and volume in an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Wagman, Oliver C. Ross, Eric S. Jol, Hani Esmaeili
  • Patent number: 10418770
    Abstract: The present invention is an electrical slip ring device comprised of a stator, a rotor and an independent rotationally free brush ring. The brush ring may include a multitude of slipping fingers, chevrons or other current carrying structures that extend between the rotor and the stator. These current carrying structures have a directional bias or “lay”. The rotational freedom of the brush ring enables bi-directional movement of the rotor with reduced torque and wear at the sliding interfaces because sliding always occurs in the direction of the lay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P.
    Inventors: Brent J. Weyer, Jeffrey F. Kezar
  • Patent number: 10418215
    Abstract: A switchgear for an electric current includes a switching assembly that can be switched between an open state and a closed state; a control mechanism including a trigger member for triggering the switching of the switching assembly to the open state; a housing including lateral walls. The lateral walls are elastically deformable when the pressure prevailing inside the housing increases, one of the lateral walls including, on its inner face, a rigid protuberance, the deformation of the wall causing a displacement of the protuberance, the protuberance being arranged relative to the trigger member such that its displacement results in the displacement of the trigger member to its triggering position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Christophe Grumel, Sebastien Heraud
  • Patent number: 10418204
    Abstract: A switch device includes a housing, an operating member, a fixed contact, and a moving contact. The moving contact is, while being in contact with the fixed contact, urged toward the fixed contact so as to be in elastic contact with the fixed contact. The fixed contact includes a plate portion and is held by the housing with a space on one surface side of the plate portion. The moving contact includes a first extended portion that extends so as to intersect the plate portion. When the moving contact and the fixed contact are in contact with each other, the first extended portion intersects the plate portion while being inclined relative to the plate portion, and the first extended portion is in elastic contact with a corner portion on a one surface side of an edge of the plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hayashi, Hisato Shimomura, Hidekazu Kato, Tatsuaki Kawase
  • Patent number: 10418217
    Abstract: The present invention provides an arc extinguishing structure for direct current circuit breaker, which comprises a first casing, a second casing, an arc extinguishing chamber, a gas generating hood, a movable contactor and a stationary contactor, with a plurality of arc extinguishing grid-plates installed at an upper part inside the arc extinguishing chamber and having lower slots which are open towards an accommodation space and have a size that gradually decreases along a direction from the second casing to the first casing, wherein the first casing has a first extension plate disposed against the first gas generating plate and a second extension plate disposed against the second gas generating plate, the first extension plate and the second extension plate are arranged to extend into the arc extinguishing chamber so as to form a spacing communicated with the accommodation space and disposed opposite to the arc extinguishing grid-plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG PEOPLE ELE. APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanxia Zhang, Li Zhang, Zhihao Zheng, Qianzhong Chen
  • Patent number: 10418764
    Abstract: An improved patch panel assembly includes a frame and faceplate that mate with a housing, and the housing defines a plurality of individual communication ports. The housing is mounted to the patch panel frame and includes jack openings that accommodate data jacks and circuit board openings that accommodate mating blades of circuit boards. The two sets of openings are separated on the housing by an intervening spacing and interposer terminal sets are provided to electrically interconnect the jacks with circuits on the circuit boards. The patch panel housings may be formed in discrete groupings so that, if desired, the patch panels may have ports that are grouped together by bandwidth, storage capability and the like. Inasmuch as the housings are mounted to the patch panel frames, the jacks and the circuit boards can be easily and individually replaced, repaired or upgraded with similar components without requiring disassembly of the patch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Elliot A. Baines, Gene Schneider, Bjarne Frederiksen, Philip Rivers, Augusto Panella
  • Patent number: 10418211
    Abstract: A switching contact, of a vacuum interrupter including support bodies, includes an additional support body which has the shape of a truncated cone or of a hollow truncated cone or of a partially hollow truncated cone. The additional support body is offset from a first location or region on the bottom of the contact carrier, located in the notional extension of the contact rod and inside the contact carrier, to a second location or region, located on the side of the contact plate facing the contact carrier and on the outer edge of the contact plate in relation to the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Lydia Baron, Frank Graskowski, Uwe Jahnke, Andreas Lawall, Ulf Schuemann
  • Patent number: 10415812
    Abstract: Electrical switch assemblies are described which include multiple switch bars. Each switch bar provides both physical and electrical separation between adjacent electrical components. Also, described are battery powered devices using the switch assemblies. Examples of devices using the switch assemblies include flashlights and remote control devices. The devices and switch assemblies avoid parasitic battery drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEPENDALITE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Pavlik, Shane L. Smith, David A. Pavlik
  • Patent number: 10418192
    Abstract: A vacuum interrupter is provided for use in a low voltage residential circuit breaker. The vacuum interrupter comprises a sealed vacuum tube. The sealed vacuum tube is being closed at a first end with an end plate and closed at a second end with an end spring. The vacuum interrupter comprises a first contact terminal passing through the end plate and having a fixed contact near a distal end of the first contact terminal. The vacuum interrupter comprises a second contact terminal having a free end. The second contact terminal passing through the end spring and having a movable contact being configured to contact the fixed contact of the first contact terminal. The end spring is configured to receive a force on the free end of the second contact terminal to provide open or close operations of the vacuum interrupter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 10418195
    Abstract: A contact lever for use in an electrical switch assembly so as to allow selectable movement within the switch assembly of a contact lever contact member from electrical connection with a first stationary contact member into electrical connection with a second stationary contact member, the contact lever including: first and second lever arms that are connected at respective first ends to the contact lever contact member; said first and second lever arms having respective second ends, and, said first and second lever arms being configured to extend away from the contact member and to terminate at their respective second ends; a gap disposed between the first and second lever arms which separates the first and second lever arms as they extend away from the contact member, and wherein the gap is configured to allow movement of a spring element of the switch assembly therethrough; and a bridge member configured for connection with the first and second lever arms so as to traverse the gap separating the first and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Defond Electech Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kin Yu Wong
  • Patent number: 10418205
    Abstract: A button includes a display element including a mounting section, a hollowed bottom board having a joint section, support frame members having an interconnection driving section, a button cap body having a light-transmitting section and a contacting section, and an elastic element. The support frame members and the elastic element are arranged on the contacting section located outside the button cap body to that a user is allowed to see, by way of the light-transmitting section of the button cap body, through the hollowed bottom board to the display element at the bottom so as to completely observe a text/pattern section of the display element. In a pressing-down operation, the interconnection driving section makes the support frame members to operate with leverage for causing the elastic element to drive the display element. Further, individual button modularization can be achieved with the arrangement of the mounting section and the joint section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Jen-Wen Sun
  • Patent number: 10409224
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decorative member, including: molding a base with a mold having a transferring surface, the transferring surface having a recessed area and the other area, the recessed area and the other area having different surface roughnesses in the base in a finished state; and treating a surface of the base molded by the transferring surface of the mold under a single condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro Suzuki, Kazuma Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10411403
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a card socket for an electronic device and, more particularly, to a card socket for an electronic device having an improved card insertion confirmation structure, wherein the structure of a card insertion confirmation terminal, which senses full insertion of a card or a tray into a card socket, is changed so as to improve stability of insertion of the card or the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: In Chull Yang, Jeong Yong Park
  • Patent number: 10410804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi-stage input device. The multi-stage input device includes a keycap, a multi-stage cushion component, and a circuit board assembly. The multi-stage cushion component is located between the keycap and the circuit board assembly to support the keycap. When the keycap is depressed to a light pressing level position, the keycap triggers a multi-stage switch of the circuit board assembly, so that the multi-stage switch generates a light-pressing signal to perform a first function. When the keycap is depressed to a heavy pressing level position, the keycap triggers the multi-stage switch of the circuit board assembly, so that the multi-stage switch generates a heavy-pressing signal to perform a second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Chung-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10409225
    Abstract: A dial including: a rotating body which is provided to be rotatable; and a dial main body which includes a covering section that covers a peripheral portion of the rotating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro Suzuki, Kazuma Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10411387
    Abstract: A terminal (10) disclosed by this specification includes a case (20), and a coil spring (30) is accommodated in a compressed state inside the case (20). A first conductive member (40) is sandwiched between a first end of the coil spring (30) and an inner wall of the case (20) and has a contact portion (43) movable in a direction to compress the coil spring (30) farther. A shaft center (70) is accommodated inside the coil spring (30) and projects in an axial direction of the coil spring (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiro Nishida, Seido Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10410807
    Abstract: A luminous keyboard includes a key structure, a supporting plate, a switch circuit board, a light guide plate and a top-view light-emitting element. The supporting plate includes an opening. The top-view light-emitting element emits a light beam. The supporting plate is located under the key structure. The switch circuit board is located over the supporting plate. The light guide plate is located under the supporting plate and includes a light guide plate opening. The top-view light-emitting element is inserted into the opening. After the light beam is transmitted through the opening, a first-portion beam of the light beam is transmitted through the switch circuit board and projected to a first region of the key structure. A second-portion beam of the light beam is sequentially blocked by the switch circuit board, introduced into the light guide plate, and guided to a second region of the key structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Lei-Lung Tsai, Chung-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10411390
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an electrical connector and a protective cap assemble thereon. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing forming receiving cavity, and a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing and extending into the receiving cavity. The protective cap includes a planar body, a first latching section linked with the planar body, and an operation section extending above the planar body. A securing seat surrounds the housing and includes a second latching section engaged with the first latching section. By applying fingers upon the operation section to rotate/twist the cap, the first latching section and the second latching section is disengaged from each other, and the cap can be easily upwardly withdrawn from the securing seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Heng-Kang Wu, Fu-Jin Peng
  • Patent number: 10410803
    Abstract: A silent key switch includes a base body, a static contact, a dynamic contact, a movable plate, a first balancing stand, a second balancing stand, and a keycap. The movable plate includes a silencer body arranged on the head of the movable plate, a U-shaped groove provided on the rear part of the movable plate, and a first slot provided adjacent to the silencer body; one end of the movable plate where the silencer body is located is abutted against the dynamic contact and the static contact; the first balancing stand and the second balancing stand intersect with each other and are pin jointed together in a superimposed way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN CITY KAIHUA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fuxi Wu
  • Patent number: 10410808
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there is provided a key assembly including a housing including a sliding groove on an inner surface of the housing and further including a contact surface above the sliding groove; a plunger at least partially fitted into the housing, the plunger including a protrusion; a sound producing member provided at least partially in the sliding groove, the sound producing member configured to produce sound by impacting the contact surface; wherein the sound producing member includes a connecting portion obliquely extending to an abutting portion, the abutting portion arranged below the protrusion; wherein the plunger is displaceable downwards to deform the connecting portion using the protrusion, the deformed connecting portion being reboundable to cause impact the sound producing member to impact the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Shangping Yuan, Kok Kiong Low