Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10573994
    Abstract: A backshell assembly for a bulkhead electrical connector includes a lug defining a central lug bore, a nut defining a central nut bore, and a ring defining a central ring bore. The lug is configured to be coupled to the bulkhead electrical connector, the nut is configured to be coupled to the lug, and the ring is configured to be retained by the nut at least partially within at least one of the central lug bore and the central nut bore. A wire assembly to be coupled to the bulkhead electrical connector includes electromagnetic shielding, and such electromagnetic shielding is configured to be electrically grounded to the bulkhead electrical connector via the backshell assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Conner Duva, Jorge E. Hidalgo
  • Patent number: 10559923
    Abstract: An electrical connection device includes a first connector (C1) having a first housing (10), a second connector (C2) having a second housing (20) for receiving the insertion of the first housing (10), and a connection detecting tool (30). The first housing (10) includes a housing body (12), a lock (14) having a tool restraining portion (14d) and a displacement restricting portion (16) for blocking an insertion allowing displacement of the lock (14). The connection detecting tool (30) is held at an operating position to resiliently deform the displacement restricting portion (16) to allow the insertion allowing displacement. The tool restraining portion (14d) restrains the connection detecting tool (30) at the operating position so as not to be separable while allowing the separation of the connection detecting tool (30) from the operating position as the lock (14) resiliently returns to a lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui, Kazuaki Takeda, Takuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10553998
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a transmission medium; a first duplex electrical connection plug comprising: an insulation base; a metal housing; and a fitting portion provided with two contact interface substrates and a fitting space, wherein the two contact interface substrates are provided with two contact interfaces each being electrically connected to the transmission medium and provided with two rows of vertically elastically movable contacts arranged in a front-low and rear-high manner, and the two contact interface substrates are smaller than a contact interface substrate of a standard electrical connection plug having a minimum height specification specified by USB Association, and greater than a small space of a standard electrical connection socket having a minimum height specification specified by USB Association; and a duplex electrical connection structure provided with a connection portion having upper and lower connection surfaces provided with contact interfaces electrically connected to the t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10531689
    Abstract: The present is a multifunctional electronic cigarette. In the multifunctional electronic cigarette, an interchangeable member can include one of an E-liquid cassette having an atomizing component, an alcohol detecting device and a LED device; a processing module can control the power supply module to respectively apply an initial voltage and a test voltage to the connection assembly in sequential order, and calculate an operational resistance of the interchangeable member during the process of applying voltages, and then control the power supply module to generate operation voltage and current to the interchangeable member according to the operational resistance. The operational resistance is resistance of the interchangeable member which is executing a main operational function thereof. As a result, the multifunctional electronic cigarette can have improved extendibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ping-Ying Chu
  • Patent number: 10531693
    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: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GLAS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 10531692
    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: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Christopher Althorpe, Ian James Binder, David Andrew McLeod, Lee Kelepouris, Salih Muhsin Muhammed, Johan Nordström, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10530083
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a biosensing garment and an electronics assembly. The biosensing garment includes a sensor, a conductive pathway, and a connection region including one or more connectors that are disposed on a PCB. The connection region is electrically coupled to the conductive pathway and the sensor. The connection region is further configured to be electronically coupled to the electronics assembly via at least one conductive contact. In some embodiments, the electronics assembly includes at least one conductive contact that is configured to be electronically coupled to at least one portion of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL SAFETY PRODUCTS USA, INC.
    Inventor: Thierry Dumont
  • Patent number: 10530077
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a connector for a memory device in a computing system. In one embodiment, the connector includes a housing having a cavity to receive a mating end of a printed circuit board (PCB). The cavity includes first groups of first contacts arranged along an inside wall of the cavity, to engage with respective second groups of second contacts arranged around the mating end of the PCB. The cavity further includes a bar disposed inside the cavity to bridge the cavity, to receive a notch formed on the mating end of the PCB. A depth of the notch defines a number of the first groups of first contacts to be engaged with a respective number of the second groups of second contacts on the mating end of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jawad B. Khan, Jorge Ulises Martinez Araiza, Michael D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10517331
    Abstract: On-demand, hand-held vaporizer that operates primarily by convection. The vaporizer is configured to permit very rapid heating of air drawn through an oven chamber to a predetermined or selectable vaporizing temperature to vaporize a material 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: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JUUL Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Atkins, Adam Bowen, Alexander J. Gould, Nicholas J. Hatton, Esteban Leon Duque, Kevin Lomeli, James Monsees, Matthew J. Taschner
  • Patent number: 10517332
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that comprises a control body and an aerosol source member. In various implementations, the control body includes a housing with an opening defined in one end thereof. The aerosol delivery device also includes a resonant transformer comprising a resonant transmitter and a resonant receiver. The aerosol source member includes an inhalable substance medium, and defines a heated end and a mouth end, the heated end configured, when inserted into the opening of the housing, to be positioned proximate the resonant transmitter. The resonant transmitter is configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field and induce an alternating voltage in the resonant receiver when exposed to the oscillating magnetic field, such that the alternating voltage causes the resonant receiver to generate heat and thereby vaporize components of the inhalable substance medium to produce an aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andries Sebastian, Rajesh Sur, Stephen Benson Sears, Kathryn Lynn Wilberding, Timothy Frederick Thomas, Curtis Foster Doe, Billy Tyrone Conner, Balager Ademe, Thaddeus Jude Jackson
  • Patent number: 10511130
    Abstract: A charging connector for electric vehicle having one-piece sleeve and contact piece connected to each other, comprising: a sleeve and a contact piece; wherein the contact piece is a one-piece structure and formed integrally with a plurality of contact arms, a connecting portion and a wiring portion, the connecting portion is cylindrical and the plurality of contact arms are extended forwardly from a periphery of one end of the connecting portion; wherein the sleeve is sleeved outside the contact arms and includes slots corresponding to each of the contact arms; the sleeve and the contact piece are connected by snaps; when used, conductive pins in an external receptacle are inserted along a port of the sleeve and inserted into the contact arms to form a conductive contact with the contact arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Suyin Electronics (Dongguan) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Li-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 10506827
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an ultrasonic atomization piece, a manufacturing method thereof, an ultrasonic atomizer and electronic cigarette. The ultrasonic atomization piece comprises a ceramic substrate, which is provided with an upper silver layer on the upper surface and with a lower silver layer on the lower surface. The ceramic substrate, the upper silver layer and the lower silver layer form piezoelectric ceramic, and glass glaze for protecting the upper silver layer is provided on the upper surface of the piezoelectric ceramic; and a tobacco tar adsorption layer is provided on the upper surface of the glass glaze to form a piezoelectric ceramic component, and the tobacco tar adsorption layer is used for adsorbing, guiding and transferring tobacco tar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA TOBACCO HUNAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Guo, Yuangang Dai, Xinqiang Yin, Wei Huang, Hong Yu, Jianhua Yi, Kejun Zhong, Jianfu Liu, Yongquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10506830
    Abstract: The cartridge includes a housing, a reservoir containing a pre-vapor formulation, a vapor generator in communication with a central passage, the central passage including a first portion, a second portion and a third portion. The vapor generator is configured to communicate the pre-vapor formulation to the first portion of the central passage. A first air inlet is in communication with the second portion of the central air passage, where the second portion is between the vapor generator and the first air inlet. A dilution air inlet intersects the third portion of the central air passage, where the third portion is between the vapor generator and an outlet of the cartridge. The dilution air inlet defines a dilution air passage that does not pass through the vapor generator. The e-vaping device includes the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: San Li, Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Robert Arents, Gerd Kobal
  • Patent number: 10506832
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an atomizer and an electronic cigarette having the same, wherein the atomizer present invention comprises a core assembly. The core assembly defines an air-inlet passage and a smoke-outlet passage at both ends, respectively. At least one atomizing chamber and at least one cooling passage, both of which are communicated with the air-inlet passage and the smoke-outlet passage, respectively, are formed in the core assembly. The at least one atomizing chamber (103) is spaced from the at least one cooling passage (104). The technical solution of the present invention solves the problem that the core assembly of the existing electronic cigarette has a high temperature in use, and improves its using stability and service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10505318
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a housing having a base and a tongue; an upper and lower rows of contacts arranged in the housing and exposed respectively to two opposite surfaces of the tongue; a front and rear shielding shells enclosing the housing; and an insulative outer cover enclosing the front shielding shell, wherein the insulative outer cover has a rear notch exposing upwardly a rear portion of the front shielding shell, and the rear shielding shell has an upper welding piece welded to the rear portion of the front shielding shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10483684
    Abstract: A housing for a USB connector plug includes a body for partly surrounding the USB connector plug. The body defines a forward aperture from which a plug head of the USB connector plug extends and a rearward aperture from which a cable of the USB connector plug extends. The body has an outer form, which defines on a first surface thereof, a thumb pad and on a second opposing surface, a finger pad. The outer form of the body is provided with a thumb push element that stands proud from a forward part of the thumb pad. The housing is configured as an over-housing for a conventional USB connector plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL
    Inventors: Barry Alan Knight, Oliver Frederik Stumpp
  • Patent number: 10483707
    Abstract: A pluggable module comprising a housing having a first end and second end, an edge connector disposed at the first end, an F-type coaxial connector at the second end and a release lever including a stamped body that is symmetrical about a centerline bisecting the length of the body. The pluggable module comprises a miniature balun disposed within the module for converting between a single-ended input to a differential load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Torres, Joseph Llorens, Alexandros Pirillis, Robert Skepnek
  • Patent number: 10483687
    Abstract: A tolerance absorbing structure of a first power supply distribution box includes a connection terminal to which one end part of a flat distribution member is connected and fixed; a storage case including a connection opening member into which the connection terminal is inserted and fixed to a vehicle body; an elastic support member configured to support the connection terminal freely movably in a three-dimensional direction with respect to the connection opening member; and a flexible conductor configured to connect a substrate connection part of a circuit conductor stored in the storage case and the connection terminal with an extra length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yamashita, Noriaki Sasaki, Shinji Oshita, Hiroki Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10476178
    Abstract: A cable mounting member (30) to be mounted on a cable (21) including cores (23) and an insulation coating (24) surrounding the cores (23) includes a first holding portion (34) for holding the cable (21) by being held in contact with an outer peripheral surface of the insulation coating (24), a second holding portion (35) provided at a position different from the first holding portion (34) in a direction along an axial direction of the cable (21) via a first slit (33) for holding the cable (21) by being held in contact with the outer peripheral surface of the insulation coating (24), and deflectable and deformable first couplings (37) provided in parts between the first and second holding portions (34, 35) where the first slit (33) is absent and coupling the first and second holding portions (34, 35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hamada, Kenji Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10468786
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises a cable, a ferrule, and a first electrical contact. The cable has an outer conductor surrounding an inner conductor. The ferrule is mechanically connected to the outer conductor. The first electrical contact is electrically connected to the inner conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Olivier De Cloet, Christian Schrettlinger, Wolfgang Mueller, Keith Richard Foltz