Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10826213
    Abstract: An electrical connector has an insulative elongated housing retaining a plurality of contacts therein. The housing includes an upper wall, a lower wall and a rear wall to commonly form a receiving slot. The upper wall forms a plurality of upper passageways and the lower wall forms a plurality of lower passageways to receiving the corresponding upper contacts and lower contacts therein. Each contact includes a mating section extending into the mating space and a mounting leg extending outside of the housing. The housing forms a plurality of cavities in the upper wall, the lower wall and the rear wall to relative evenly adjust the thickness of the different positions in the cross-section of the housing so as to evenly molding the housing without improper deformation/warpage when the housing is solidified after molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Guang-Lei Xu, Wei-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 10811798
    Abstract: A card edge cable connector assembly includes a cable connector having a cable connector housing having a top, a bottom, a front, and a rear. The cable connector has a mating end and a cable end. The cable connector housing holds signal contacts and ground contacts. Cables are electrically connected to corresponding signal and ground contacts and extend from the cable end. The card edge cable connector assembly includes cable connector holder extending from the cable connector having a support wall with a support surface configured to engage a planar surface of a circuit card proximate to an edge slot at an edge of the circuit card to support the cable connector on the circuit card such that the cable connector and the cables are located in the edge slot of the circuit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jared Evan Rossman
  • Patent number: 10811830
    Abstract: In a low-height connector combination, a duplex electrical connection socket includes: an insulation base having a tongue, and a metal housing formed with a connection slot. Heights of spaces of the connection surfaces are smaller than a large space of a standard socket having a minimum height and greater than a small space of the standard socket. A duplex electrical connection plug includes an insulation base, a metal housing and a fitting portion having two contact interface substrates and a fitting space. Heights of the contact interface substrates are smaller than a contact interface substrate of a standard plug having a minimum height and greater than the small space. The fitting portion can be bidirectionally inserted into the connection slot. Each of two fitting gaps of the fitting portion between the contact interface substrates and the connection surfaces of the tongue is smaller than 0.15 mm to form tight fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10791763
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an atomizer and an electronic cigarette with the atomizer. The atomizer includes a cartridge assembly and a mouthpiece assembly; the cartridge assembly includes a liquid reservoir, an opening communicating the liquid reservoir with an external environment, and an atomization chamber communicating with the liquid reservoir; the mouthpiece assembly is inserted into the opening; the cartridge assembly includes an engaging portion located adjacent to the opening, and the mouthpiece assembly includes an inserting portion inserted into the engaging portion; the inserting portion defines a discharging hole, air discharges through the discharging hole while the inserting portion is being inserted into the engaging portion, and after the inserting portion is inserted into the engaging portion in place, the discharging hole is blocked, thus, e-liquid in the liquid reservoir can be prevented from being pushed to flow into the atomization chamber and liquid leakage can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10791768
    Abstract: A novel disposable cartridge for use in an electronic nicotine delivery system having an electric heater includes a reservoir containing a nicotine-containing liquid, a port in liquid communication with the reservoir, a liquid barrier disposed proximate the port to prevent undesired leakage of the nicotine-containing liquid from the reservoir, and a durable, elongate wick arranged and configured to be slideable in the port and to contact the nicotine-containing liquid in the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Christopher Althorpe, Ian James Binder, David Andrew McLeod, Lee Kelepouris, Salih Muhsin Muhammed, Johan Nordström, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10790607
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to tamper resistant outlets (TRO) and adapters that adapt non-TRO compliant electrical sockets to become TRO compliant sockets. Adapters consistent with the present disclosure may include one or more sets of prongs or plug bars that mate with electrical wall outlets or sockets, such that an adapter can be plugged into a wall socket directly. These adapters may cover a non-compliant socket with a structure that provides TRO compliant receptacles. Other surfaces on the TRO adapter may include one or more sets of covers that cover receptacles included in the TRO adapter when a plug is not installed into a respective set of receptacles. Adapters consistent with the present disclosure may adapt sockets that use either two or three prongs. Adapters consistent with the present disclosure may be attached and retained using screws or other protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Laith A. Naaman
  • Patent number: 10786009
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic cigarette including a cartridge and a main body detachably connected to the cartridge. An end of the cartridge is provided with a drip tip for air outflow, and the other end of the cartridge is provided with an electrode. A bottom of the cartridge has an air inlet. The main body includes a circuit board. A pneumatic switch is provided at an upper end of the main body fitting with the air inlet. The electrode contacts the circuit board for electric conduction when the cartridge is assembled with the main body. The pneumatic switch is turned on when an inhaling operation is performed, and the pneumatic switch is turned off when the inhaling operation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YOUME INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Furong Huang, Liangzhi Huang, Xiaoming Li
  • Patent number: 10786013
    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: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 10760640
    Abstract: A high-voltage connection device for use with an electrorheological device having a high-voltage connector with an insulating upper part, an insulating lower part, a connector socket, and a central metallic contact pin, wherein the connector socket is fixed to a grounded portion of the electrorheological device and the upper part contains ground terminal elements and is axially connected to the lower part. Additionally, the upper part has a pot-like design and coaxially surrounds both the lower part and the connector socket in the connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Joachim Funke, Matthias Bruns
  • Patent number: 10757980
    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: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 10750791
    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: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 10749284
    Abstract: A connector includes a male terminal, a housing having a housing portion that houses the male terminal, and a pressing member arranged in the housing portion. A female terminal having a proximal portion and a contact segment formed in a cantilever-like shape and extending from the proximal portion, is inserted into the housing portion. The pressing member holds the contact segment of the female terminal that is inserted into the housing portion between the pressing member and the male terminals, elastically deforms the contact segment, and presses the contact segment toward the male terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Maruno, Hiroki Komatsu, Fuminori Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10749283
    Abstract: A power electronics assembly for an electric motor controller is disclosed having a first circuit board, a second circuit board spaced from the first circuit board by a stand-off distance, an electrically insulating housing held between the first circuit board and the second circuit board, multiple conductors, and a restraint adapted to hold the electrically insulating housing to the first circuit. The electrically insulating housing includes multiple channels. Each of the multiple conductors are arranged to provide a conduction path through a corresponding channel and are each trapped between the electrically insulating housing and the first circuit board and biased into electrical contact with an electrical conductor of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sevcon Limited
    Inventors: Gary Squire, Matt Jackson, Peter Barrass
  • Patent number: 10729175
    Abstract: A vaporizer electrical system has a mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is configured to allow a user to aspirate a flow of air through the mouthpiece. A center airflow post is connected to the mouthpiece. The center airflow post has a post opening to admit air through the center airflow post. A burning chamber frame is connected to the center airflow post. The burning chamber frame has a burning chamber frame slot for receiving material. The material is a liquid or solid. A main base connects to the burning chamber frame, and a static electrode connects to the main base. The main base, the burning chamber frame, and the static electrode have a first electrical polarity. A moving electrode is mounted to a gasket insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Chung
  • Patent number: 10729174
    Abstract: An electronic smoking device includes a battery portion including an electric power supply, an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion having a mouthpiece opening in an end, and a liquid reservoir adapted for accommodating a liquid. The electronic smoking device further includes an atomizer arranged at a first end face of the liquid reservoir and operable when connected to the power supply to atomize liquid to create an aerosol, wherein the atomizer comprises a plurality of openings adapted for providing the aerosol, and an actuator movable inside the liquid reservoir towards the first end face and adapted for supplying liquid to the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Diego Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10716332
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10), an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion (14) with a liquid reservoir (34) for an electronic smoking device (10) and to an electronic smoking device (10) with a liquid reservoir (34). In order to be able to provide gaseous material that has not been atomized by an atomizer (26) of the electronic smoking device (10), the liquid reservoir (34) comprises first and second storage volumes (40, 42) that are each in communication with a liquid outlet (46) or a fluid outlet (50), wherein the liquid outlet (46) and the fluid outlet (50) are arranged one after the other in a longitudinal direction (L) of the liquid reservoir (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Biel, Vaclav Borkovec, Neha Daryani
  • Patent number: 10701974
    Abstract: The invention relates to an atomizer for an electronic smoking device, to a cartomizer with an atomizer and to an electronic smoking device with an atomizer. In order to improve atomizing efficiency, the atomizer comprises a heating coil made of a heating wire with a first section and a second section, wherein the first section comprises an electrical resistance per length unit that differs from an electrical resistance per length unit of the second section, and wherein the heating coil has a first winding, a last winding and at least one inner winding between the first winding and the last winding, wherein the at least one inner winding comprises the first section, the first winding comprises the second section, and the last winding ROM comprises a third section, wherein the electrical resistance per length unit of the third section corresponds to the electrical resistance per length unit of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 2 B.V.
    Inventor: Chris Rosser
  • Patent number: 10707626
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with broad-side coupled signal conductors in a right angle intermediate portion and edge coupled end portions. Broadside coupling provides balanced pairs for very high frequency operation, while edge coupling provides a high density interconnection system at low cost. Each module has separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The shielding is shaped to avoid or suppress undesirable propagation modes within an enclosure formed by shielding per module. Lossy material is selectively placed within and outside the shielding per module to likewise avoid or suppress unwanted signal propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., Brian Kirk, David Levine, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10701983
    Abstract: A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system includes a storage container containing a supply of an aerosol-forming substrate, a fluid permeable heating element positioned across an opening in the storage container, a protective cover coupled to the storage container and covering the fluid permeable heating element, at least one air inlet, at least one air outlet, and an airflow path from the at least one air inlet to the at least one air outlet. The protective cover is configured such that a portion of the airflow path is between the protective cover and the fluid permeable heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Charles Silvestrini, Ihar Nikolaevich Zinovik, Keethan Dasnavis Fernando
  • Patent number: 10687557
    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: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Tucker, Phillip Diana, Nam Tran, Matthew Caparrelli