Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • 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: 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
    Inventors: Barry Alan Knight, Oliver Frederik Stumpp
  • 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
    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
  • Patent number: 10468836
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a multi-wire electrical cable includes two cable-side electrical contact elements, including associated terminals to each of which is to be connected a wire of the electrical cable, as well as two output-side electrical contact elements, from each of which projects an electrical connector element by which an electrical connection can be established to a mating connector. A carrier body is disposed between the cable-side contact elements and the output-side contact elements. The carrier body forms a support region which extends from a first connecting section to a second connecting section and with which both the cable-side and the output-side contact elements are in connection. At each of the two connecting sections, a respective supporting section of the carrier body extends from the support region in such a way that the support region and the two supporting sections form a ring-shaped circumferential structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Huber, Josef Ohni
  • Patent number: 10468835
    Abstract: An apparatus in the form of a USB port and cable storage assembly includes a housing, a displaceable cord cleat and a USB port carried on the cord cleat. The housing includes a cleat receiver and opposed stop receivers. The cord cleat includes a stem and a faceplate. The apparatus also includes an actuator, displacing the cord cleat toward a deployed position, a guideway on the housing and the cord cleat and a cord receiver along an outer edge of the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alfonso Rojas Galvan, Rodrigo Velasco Ramos, Oscar Hernandez Cervantes, Paul Fernando Cepeda Rode
  • Patent number: 10461443
    Abstract: A split grounding bushing for placement on an end of an EMT or a rigid conduit has first and second metal bushing portions forming a ring, a grounding screw extending through the first or second metal bushing portion to make electrical contact with the EMT or rigid conduit, a lug secured to one of the bushing portions, the lug configured to secure a ground conductor thereto, a hinge formed at a second end of the first and second metal bushing portions, so that the first and second bushing portions can be opened or closed, and a removable metallic spacer having a shape that is a section of a cylinder and having an inner smooth surface corresponding to an outer surface of the EMT, the removable spacer also having an outer smooth surface corresponding to an inner surface of the second bushing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10461461
    Abstract: A plurality of module housings extending in a lateral direction and arranged in a longitudinal direction orthogonal to the lateral direction, and terminals attached to the module housings are included. The terminals each include a pair of contact parts respectively projecting upward above an upper surface and downward below a lower surface of each of the module housings, and a first direction conversion mechanism configured to convert at least some of displacement and a force received by the pair of contact parts in an upper-lower direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction into displacement and a force in the longitudinal direction. The module housings each include a second direction conversion mechanism configured to convert at least some of displacement and a force received from each of the terminals in the longitudinal direction into displacement and a force in the upper-lower direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimtosu, Kota Kamezaki
  • Patent number: 10446978
    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: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Logan Bailey
  • Patent number: 10440997
    Abstract: A capsule for use with an electronic smoking device includes a shell (105) having a lateral wall (101, 102) and an end wall (103), wherein the lateral wall (101, 102) and the end wall (103) defines a cavity (110) open at one end (111). A puncturable membrane (104) seals the open end (111) of the cavity (110). A liquid is contained within the cavity (110) by the shell (105) and the puncturable membrane (104), wherein a liquid transporting element (120) is arranged within the cavity (110) enclosed by the puncturable membrane (104) and immersed in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Fiona Collins, Shona Davidson, Andrew Rowbotham
  • Patent number: 10446959
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method including a cable apparatus that is configured to be physically coupled to a printed circuit board. The cable apparatus includes a cable connector including at least one prong configured to be coupled within an aperture of the printed circuit board and an opening configured to receive an additional connector. The cable apparatus also includes a plurality of flexible cables coupled to the cable connector. Connecting portions of each of the plurality of flexible cables positioned within the opening of the receiving housing and configured to be operably coupled to the additional connector. The at least one prong does not transmit a signal into the printed circuit board and is configured to be press-fit within the aperture of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Groom, David Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 10446985
    Abstract: There is provided a connector that can decrease a crosstalk generated between facing terminals by a shield plate in a case where at least one of a terminal adjacent to a first ground terminal and a terminal adjacent to a second ground terminal facing the first ground terminal functions as a signal terminal, by forming the shield plate so that one end of the shield plate is coupled to the first ground terminal arranged at each of both ends of one terminal group and the other end of the shield plate is coupled to the second ground terminal arranged at each of both ends of the other terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Tetsuya Ooi
  • Patent number: 10439301
    Abstract: A method for contacting a wire (1), in particular an aluminum wire, with a connecting body (4), in particular with a plug of a coil body (5), comprising the following steps: connecting the wire (1) materially to the connecting body (4) at at least one point (2, 3); after connecting, enclosing a connecting region including the at least at one point (2, 3) by a shrink tube (6) with an inner glue (7), the shrink tube (6) encompassing the connecting body (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Raphael Tobias Kubiak
  • Patent number: 10439340
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an earphone socket. The earphone socket includes: a housing, a support bracket and a plurality of pins. The housing defines a mounting cavity with an open rear end and includes a fixed baffle located at a rear end of the housing and protruding beyond a rear end face of the housing. The support bracket is fixedly arranged in the mounting cavity. The plurality of pins comprises at least one pin snapped onto the support bracket, and respective tail portions of the plurality of pins extends out of the mounting cavity through the rear end of the mounting cavity, the rear end face of the housing is filled with a waterproof glue to fix the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 10426199
    Abstract: A cartridge is provided for use with an apparatus for generating an inhalable medium. The cartridge has a container for holding a liquid and a receptacle for receiving a solid material. A shell is provided around the outside of the liquid container. A channel is defined between the liquid container and the shell. Liquid exiting the container can flow, in the form of at least one of a vapor and an aerosol, through the channel to the receptacle and through solid material received by the receptacle in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dominic Turner, Colin Dickens
  • Patent number: 10426194
    Abstract: A flavor inhaler includes a cylindrical holding member having a second side wall; a combustion heat source; a flavor source; an inside holding member that retains at least the flavor source and has a first side wall; and an introduction port. The second side wall has a through-hole that is fluidly coupled to external air. The flavor inhaler further includes a first flow path connecting the through-hole and the introduction port each other and a second flow path connecting the flavor source and a suction port. A flow-path forming member is formed such that a length of a flavor source outer perimeter segment that is a section corresponding an outer perimeter of the flavor source, in the first flow path, is longer than a shortest length connecting the introduction port and a location where fluid flows into the flavor source outer perimeter segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Takuma Nakano, Manabu Takeuchi, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10431261
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and apparatus for reducing vibration interaction between hard drives. In one implementation, a flexible mount electrical connection comprises a mating connector configured to physically couple with a hard drive connector and a plurality of electrical pins having a connector portion positioned within the mating connector configured to electrically couple with hard drive connector pins positioned within the hard drive connector. Each electrical pin has an extended portion extending away from the mating connector. The extended portion has an attachment portion configured to electrically couple the respective electrical pin to a printed circuit board, and the extended portion has a shape formed therein configured to reduce transmission of vibrations in the connector portion along each axis of a three-dimensional space to the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Darya Amin-Shahidi, Toshiki Hirano, Lidu Huang, Todd McNally, Jeff Wilke
  • Patent number: 10426381
    Abstract: Switchable grounded terminal loads are built into, or otherwise coupled to, connectors on motherboards and control devices. The terminal loads are coupled to the bus termination at the connector when the connector is “stuffed” (connected to a mating connector). The switchable grounded terminal loads replace dummy connectors in preventing empty “unstuffed” connectors from increasing error risks on active channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yunhui Chu, Charles C. Phares, John M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10424874
    Abstract: A modular jack connector compensates for plug characteristics via a controlled primary compensation in the immediate vicinity of the connector interface. A jack contact assembly is positioned within a jack housing and includes first and second sets of elongate contacts each having a plug contact portion and a signal output portion. Each elongate contact is configured such that their respective plug contact portions are coplanar and a signal path is defined between their plug contact portions and their signal output portions. A flexible circuit board is coupled proximate to the plug contact portions, and configured to provide capacitance compensation between respective contacts engaged thereby, wherein the capacitance compensation is offset from a signal path defined between the plug contact portions and the corresponding signal output portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bel Fuse (Macao Commerical Offshore) Limited
    Inventors: Yakov Belopolsky, Andrew David Baum, David Henry Gutter, Derek Imschweiler, Richard D. Marowsky