Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • Patent number: 11020599
    Abstract: One aspect is a medical lead interconnect system. The medical lead interconnect system is configured to selectively electrically couple a linear array of contact rings of an implantable medical lead to an electrical outlet coupling. The medical lead interconnect system includes a housing with an electrical outlet, a pair of plates position within the housing and has a plurality of connector pins, a biasing member configured bias the pair of plates toward one another, and a cam configured to rotate between an open position in which the pair of plates are biased towards one another, and a closed position in which the pair plates are forced apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical Components LLC
    Inventors: Paul McSherry, Stephen K. Sundquist, Steven E. Scott, Randall S. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11019846
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette atomization core comprising an atomizing core body, and the atomizing core body is provided with an e-liquid storage chamber for receiving e-liquid and a heating chamber for accommodating the heating element, the heating element is abutted against an outer wall of one end of the e-liquid storage chamber for transferring heat to the e-liquid in the e-liquid storage chamber to atomize the e-liquid when the heating element generates heat, the e-liquid storage chamber and the heating chamber are disconnected to each other; the atomizing core body further comprises a heat insulating bracket sleeved between the e-liquid storage chamber and the heating chamber for thermally insulating the e-liquid storage chamber when the heating element generates heat. The present invention achieves that the smoke atomized by the electronic cigarette atomization core is pure in taste, has no risk of inhaling metal ions, and is healthy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Jianjun Ding
  • Patent number: 11025017
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a controller. The controller is in communication with the plurality of LEDs, a sink device and a host device. A universal serial bus type C (USB-C) functionality of the sink device and the host device is identified by the controller. The controller operates at least one of the plurality of LEDs in accordance with one of a plurality of different LED operation profiles that is associated with the USB-C functionality of the sink device and the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Wen Shih Chen
  • Patent number: 10992090
    Abstract: The invention discloses a cable connector assembly and method for manufacturing the same, the cable connector assembly includes a cable; a first connector and a second connector, the first connector includes a first plug, the first plug is inserted in the first port, the first plug is electrically connecting the cable via a printed circuit board; the second connector includes a second plug, the second plug is inserted in the second port, the second connector is assembled onto the first connector, the second plug is not electrically connecting with the second port. The second connector is assembled onto the first connector, therefore, the second connector plays the function of fixing the first connector, the cable connector assembly is less likely to be shaken or loosened during use, and the electrical connection between the first connector and the first port is more stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Shi-Hai Zhou, Yu-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 10992081
    Abstract: A charging socket includes a fixed part, a charging opening, and a break member. A fixed part is configured to be fixed to an electric vehicle. A charging opening is to be inserted to a power feeding connector for charging a battery of the electric vehicle. A break member is configured to break and separate the charging opening from the fixed part when a predetermined amount or more of load is applied to the charging opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Shinichiro Masaki
  • Patent number: 10986868
    Abstract: An electronic atomizing device, comprising a body and an atomizing element; the body is provided with an e-liquid storage cavity and an air suction channel; the atomizing element comprises a porous body and a heating structure; the porous body comprises an e-liquid suction surface, an atomizing surface and a side surface; the e-liquid suction surface is used for drawing e-liquid from the liquid storage cavity, and the heating structure is located on the atomizing face; at least one section of the airflow channel extends to the interior of the porous body from the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10971855
    Abstract: A latch assembly is provided in a receptacle in a pin-and-sleeve type electrical connector used to capture a plug of the pin-and-sleeve electrical connector. The latch assembly has a housing with a cover, a plurality of latches and a corresponding plurality of latch lever arm extending from a latch lever, such that pivotable movement of the latch lever is translated to rotational movement of the latches between a plug capture position and a plug release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: William Henry Dietz, Thomas Louis Scanzillo, Mark Andrew Condo
  • Patent number: 10965051
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a terminal held in the housing and to be mounted on a mounting member. The terminal includes a main body part inserted into a space formed in the housing and a mounting part provided continuously from the main body part and to be mounted on the mounting member. The main body part includes a bottom wall and a side wall provided continuously from the bottom wall. A groove is formed in the space. A tip of the side wall is inserted into the groove, and the groove guides insertion of the main body part into the space. The space includes an insertion opening opened toward the outside of the housing and an insertion main cavity which communicates with the insertion opening and in which to house the main body part of the terminal. The groove is formed in the insertion main cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Chikara Ito
  • Patent number: 10952476
    Abstract: Vaporization devices having portions to enable signal transmission therethrough. A vaporization device includes a body having a first end, a second end, and forming an internal cavity. At least a portion of the internal cavity forming a cartridge receptacle. The vaporization device includes a battery disposed within the internal cavity and a processor operatively coupled to the battery and disposed within the body. The processor is arranged to respond to a signal to switch the vaporization device between a first operational mode and a second operational mode. The vaporization device also includes a portion of the body arranged to permit transmission of the signal through the portion of the body from a location external to the body, thereby permitting the processor to switch the vaporization device between the first and second operational modes in response to the receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 10944201
    Abstract: A waterproof structure for a connector includes a housing retaining terminals and having an opening, a cover closing the opening, and a packing mounted on the cover and sealing between the housing and the cover at the opening. The cover has through holes and projections projecting from an outer surface of the cover. The packing has a body sandwiched between the housing and the cover and locked portions continuous to the body. The locked portion projects from the through hole to an exterior space of the cover toward a direction in which the projection projects, and the locked portion is locked by the projection at least in a direction perpendicular to the direction of projection of the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Masaaki Iwabe, Yuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10932496
    Abstract: A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes a housing extending along a longitudinal axis of the cartridge, and an outlet-end insert coupled to the outlet end of the housing. The housing at least partially encloses a pre-vapor formulation reservoir and a vapor generator of the cartridge and further channels light via internal reflection through an interior of the housing. The outlet-end insert includes an outlet in flow communication with the vapor generator, directs the vapor generated by the vapor generator out of the cartridge through the outlet, and further emits the light channeled through the interior of the housing. One or more properties of the light are controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Phillip Diana, Nam Tran, Matthew Caparrelli
  • Patent number: 10938148
    Abstract: A cable management system includes a housing configured to protect and enable easy winding of cables and adapters. The various preferred embodiments utilize a rotating functionality to easily wind both small and large cables, while simultaneously supporting and protecting the cables. A plurality of selectively removable inserts provide for accommodating multiple configurations of cable sizes and locations. The unique design decreases the space typically required to store the adapter, promotes an extended product life for the cable housed within the casing, and can significantly reduce the time needed to wrap and store the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Logan Bailey
  • Patent number: 10932491
    Abstract: A vaporization device includes a housing, a heating component disposed in the housing, and a first sleeving. The heating component includes an absorbent core element and a heating coil at least partially wound around the core element. The first sleeving includes an outer wall defining a notch leading to a through hole configured to receive and fixedly secure the core element. Another vaporization device includes a bottom cap including an airflow sensor, a light source, and a light guide element. The light guide element is configured to operatively secure the bottom cap to a housing and to permit illuminated light from the light source to pass therethrough. In another example, a vaporization device includes a nozzle cap defining an air inlet, an air outlet, and an air channel and including a baffle and an oil-absorbing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bidi Vapor, LLC
    Inventors: Zou Wanxiang, Qiu Ningbo, Zhao XingFu
  • Patent number: 10925317
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device (210, 310, 410) has two portions (12, 13) wherein one of the portions (12, 13) comprises a cavity (240, 340, 440) for a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434). The portions (12, 13) can be moved with respect to each other, by a movement and a respective counter movement, at least between an insertion configuration and a closed cavity configuration. In the insertion configuration a liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434) can be inserted into the cavity (340, 440). In a closed cavity configuration, the cavity (240, 340, 440) is closed by the other portion and a liquid reservoir opening element (70) of said one or the other portion opens the housed liquid reservoir (234, 334, 434).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Simon James Smith, David William Drury Harrison, Alexander Edward Muir, Hitesh Bagai
  • Patent number: 10931041
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector is attachable to a coaxial cable. The connector may include a connector body, a coupler, and a slider. The connector body may include a forward end and a rearward end. The rearward end may be configured to receive a portion of a coaxial cable, and the connector body may be configured to receive at least a portion of the post. The coupler may be configured to be rotatably coupled to the forward end of the connector body, and the slider may be configured to receive the connector body. The slider may be configured to move relative to the connector body in a rearward direction from a first position to a second position and to compress a portion of the coaxial cable between the connector body and a post as a result of the slider being moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Charles E. Thomas, Timothy Tremba
  • Patent number: 10912338
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes: an atomizer, defining a liquid storage chamber formed therein; a heating element, communicated with the liquid storage chamber; a power supply, configured for supplying power; a controlling unit, one end of the controlling unit electrically connected with the power supply, the other end thereof electrically connected with the heating element; and a capacitive transducer electrically connected with the controlling unit. Two electrodes are disposed inside the liquid storage chamber for determining an amount of the tobacco liquid in the liquid storage chamber. A using method includes: conducting the electricity and controlling the heating element to atomize the tobacco liquid in the liquid storage chamber; detecting an amount of the tobacco liquid in the liquid storage chamber via the capacitive transducer. When the detected amount of the tobacco liquid reaches a preset value, the electronic cigarette emits alert information or cuts off the electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huiyong Yan, Huidong Wu, Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu
  • Patent number: 10905167
    Abstract: On-demand, hand-held vaporizer that operates primarily by convection. The vaporizer is configured to permit very rapid (e.g., within a few seconds) heating of air drawn through an oven chamber to a predetermined or selectable vaporizing temperature to vaporize a material (e.g., loose leaf plant material, etc.) that is held in the oven chamber. The vaporizer provides efficient transfer of air being heated as well as rapid delivery of vaporizable material to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Steven Christensen, Esteban Leon Duque, Alexander J. Gould, Nicholas J. Hatton, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Matthew J. Taschner
  • Patent number: 10897576
    Abstract: The electronic apparatus includes a first circuit board on which a circuit mounted, a second circuit board arranged close to the circuit on the first circuit board, and a conductive terminal, which is in contact with a ground pattern on the first circuit board, and is arranged at a location between the circuit and the second circuit board so as to extend over the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Jun Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10888126
    Abstract: A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes a glass substrate including perforations and a heater element. The heater element may be located in the glass substrate, on the glass substrate, or both in and on the glass substrate. The heater element may include a plurality of parallel strips and a plurality of transversal strips. The plurality of parallel strips and the plurality of transversal strips form a grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Duc, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10888125
    Abstract: A vaporizer device includes various modular components. The vaporizer device includes a first subassembly. The first subassembly includes a cartridge connector that secures a vaporizer cartridge to the vaporizer device and includes at least two receptacle contacts that electrically communicate with the vaporizer cartridge. The vaporizer device includes a second subassembly. The second subassembly includes a skeleton defining a rigid tray that retains at least a power source. The vaporizer device also includes a third subassembly. The third subassembly includes a plurality of charging contacts that supply power to the power source, and an end cap that encloses an end of the vaporizer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Juul Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel C. Anderson, Wei-Ling Chang, Brandon Cheung, Steven Christensen, Joseph Chun, Joseph R. Fisher, Jr., Nicholas J. Hatton, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Andrew L. Murphy, Claire O'Malley, John R. Pelochino, Hugh Pham, Vipul V. Rahane, Matthew J. Taschner, Val Valentine, Kenneth Wong