Patents Examined by Hae Moon Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10321716
    Abstract: A capsule (6) contains a liquid (28) to be supplied to an atomizer (20) and is mounted on or in an electronic smoking device (1). The capsule (6) has a controller (40) including a memory, which receives data from and transmits data to control electronics (14) of the electronic smoking device (1). A capacitor in the capsule (6) is charged by the electronic smoking device (1) and powers the controller (40) during intermediate intervals. Electrical contacts (26, 48) of the capsule are connected to electrical contacts (24, 46) of the electronic smoking device (1) to charge the capacitor and exchange data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Roland Zitzke
  • Patent number: 10320099
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes a base that includes first and second side edges, and a forward edge that extends between the first and second side edges. At least one contact arm extends from the forward edge of the base for making electrical contact with a contact pad. Each of the first and second side edges defines one or more protrusions configured to engage an interior portion of a connector housing for securing the electrical contact within the connector housing. The one or more protrusions on the first side edge are asymmetrically arranged with respect to the one or more protrusions on the second side edge such that respective centers of each of the one or more protrusions on the first side edge are misaligned with respective centers of each of the one or more protrusions on the second side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham Harry Smith, Jr., Scott Eric Walton, Albert Tsang
  • Patent number: 10314341
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes: a power supply portion which supplies power to the electronic cigarette; an elevating portion being controllable up and down by the supplied power; a smoke generating portion coupled to the elevating portion to be movable up and down; and a connector portion which connects between the smoke generating portion and the elevating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Jong-Soo Shin
  • Patent number: 10306930
    Abstract: A heating device for an atomizing head of electronic cigarette is disclosed, including a sleeve-shaped heating element, and a liquid absorbing component wrapping around an outer surface of the heating element, the liquid absorbing component is formed by at least two liquid absorbing elements engaging each other. It is only required to position the liquid absorbing elements of the liquid absorbing component on the outer surface the heating element and engage the liquid absorbing elements together during assembling. The assembly can be quick and simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Joyetech Europe Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10305223
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing having a sub-connector accommodation hole passing through in a forward and backward direction, and a sub-connector having a cavity passing through in the forward and backward direction and assembled by being inserted into the sub-connector accommodation hole of the housing from a backward direction while a terminal connected to a wire being inserted into the cavity. A lance with flexibility to be locked with the terminal is formed on an inner wall of the cavity and in a case of halfway insertion of the terminal into the cavity. The lance projects outward from the sub-connector to abut, at an angle, against an opening exterior edge of the sub-connector accommodation hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Tashiro, Yoshihiro Iwahori, Tomoyuki Kasajima
  • Patent number: 10292429
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system includes two glass substrates. Each of the glass substrates includes perforations. The heater assembly also includes a heater element, and the heater element is located between the two glass substrates. In another example embodiment, a method for manufacturing a heater assembly includes providing two perforated glass substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Fabien Duc, Alain Tabasso
  • Patent number: 10283912
    Abstract: A connector comprises a body, a shield housing fitted over the body, and a spring disposed within the shield housing and fitted over the body. The body has a first positioning structure formed on an outer wall of the body. The shield housing has a second positioning structure formed on an inner wall of the shield housing. The spring has a first end abutting against the second positioning structure and an opposite second end abutting against the first positioning structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Gao, Hao Wang, Biao Pan, Jiefeng Zhang, Ning Wang, Jianfei Yu
  • Patent number: 10283879
    Abstract: An insulation displacement contact device comprises a blade assembly and a biasing element. The blade assembly has a plurality of blades disposed opposite one another each with a cutting edge. The cutting edges of the blades terminate into a contact slot disposed between the blades. The blade assembly is disposed in the biasing element. The biasing element is movable with respect to the blade assembly along a moving direction parallel to the contact slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Nederland BV
    Inventors: Freddy Jean Philip Dendas, Olaf Leijnse
  • Patent number: 10276978
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly comprising a plug assembly and a receptacle assembly. The plug assembly includes a plug housing including a latch release configured to slide in a longitudinal direction. The plug assembly also includes an inserting portion coupled to the plug housing including a first aperture positioned on a first lateral side and a second aperture positioned on a second lateral side. The plug assembly further includes a first latch being elongated, coupled to the latch release, and at least partially extending in the longitudinal direction through an interior of the inserting portion and a second latch being elongated, coupled to the latch release, and at least partially extending in the longitudinal direction through the interior of the inserting portion. The receptacle assembly is configured to at least partially receive the plug assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Clayton Whitehead, Ayo Adigun
  • Patent number: 10276970
    Abstract: A cover suitable for covering a portion of one or more extension cords is disclosed. A cord plug cover includes a plurality of sides that provide a generally covered area. In embodiments, one or more of the plurality of sides include one or more slots and one or more support surfaces. In embodiments, the support surfaces is configured to receive or support one or more extension cords that extend through the cover and the covered area. Embodiments of a cord plug cover include one or more of the following: one or more rib elements, one or more relief portions, one or more pockets, and/or one or more securing formations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GR Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Gregory D. Hack, Rebecca A. Hack
  • Patent number: 10259628
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reclosable fasteners with increased stability against horizontal movement and increased stability against horizontal movement of an embedded article that includes an electrical conduit within the reclosable fasteners. The reclosable fastener includes a hook and loop fastener or interlocking mushroom fastener. More specifically, the present disclosure presents reclosable fastener systems that securely contains and embeds an electrical conduit within the reclosable fastener system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Gerald C Altomare
  • Patent number: 10264185
    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: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10256620
    Abstract: A splice for use in high voltage electrical environment is disclosed employing a combination of cold-shrink and an interference fit in a single splice component, thereby allowing for the use of a shortened core at a first cold splice end and the absence of a cable adapter at the interference fit at the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Richards Manufacturing Company Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Madden
  • Patent number: 10256580
    Abstract: Power connectors with integrated fuse support, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A representative power connector can include a power port and a mating plug. The power port can include a fuse support having first and second fuse receptacles, wherein the first fuse receptacle is connectable to a first supply cable. The power port can include first and second port terminals, wherein the first port terminal is connectable to a second supply cable. A jumper cable can be connected between the second port terminal and the second fuse receptacle. The plug can include a housing configured to enclose the fuse support between the plug and the power port when the plug is mated to the power port. The plug can include first and second plug terminals mateable with the first and second port terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Superwinch, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob August, Ty Hargroder, Brent Nasset
  • Patent number: 10249970
    Abstract: A memory device is provided. The memory device includes a substrate, a first interface connector, a second interface connector and a plurality of memory chips. The substrate includes a first edge, a second edge, a third edge and a fourth edge. The first interface connector is disposed on the first edge, wherein the first interface connector includes a plurality of first edge-board contacts, and the first edge-board contacts extend toward a first direction. The second interface connector is disposed on the second edge, the second interface connector includes a plurality of second edge-board contacts, and the second edge-board contacts extend toward a second direction. The memory chips are disposed on the substrate, wherein the second interface connector is located between the memory chips and the first interface connector in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SILICON MOTION, INC.
    Inventor: Sheng-Liu Lin
  • Patent number: 10230205
    Abstract: Telecommunications jacks and methods of their use and construction are described. One telecommunications jack is adapted to receive a plug, and includes a housing defining a port for receiving the plug, as well as consecutively arranged contact springs adapted to make electrical contact with the plug when the plug is inserted into the port of the housing along a first axis. The jack includes wire termination contacts for terminating wires to the jack, and a circuit board arrangement including first and second circuits, the circuit board arrangement including a circuit board moveable in a direction non-parallel with the first axis between first and second positions. In the first position the circuit board electrically connects contact springs to wire termination contacts in a first configuration, and in the second position the circuit board connects contact springs to wire termination contacts in a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Spain, S.L.
    Inventors: Jorge Gatnau Navarro, Arturo Pachón, Maria Maqueda Gonzalez, Albert Font Aranega, Jose Jamie Sanabra Jansa
  • Patent number: 10226076
    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: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Christopher Althorpe, Ian James Binder, David Andrew McLeod, Lee Kelepouris, Salih Muhsin Muhammed, Johan Nordström, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10224652
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a card edge connector having a housing defining a card slot configured to receive a paddle card of a pluggable module and having a mounting lug having a datum surface. The card edge connector assembly includes support hardware coupled to the housing having a base including a locating cavity having a locating surface that receives the mounting lug such that the locating surface engages the datum surface of the mounting lug to locate the support hardware relative to the housing at a support location. The support hardware has a support beam extending from the base having a support surface for supporting the pluggable module independent of the card edge connector such that the paddle card is oriented in the card slot relative to the contacts for electrical connection therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10224671
    Abstract: A connector includes a first housing housing a plurality of first terminals, a second housing being fittable to the first housing and housing a plurality of second terminals connectable to the respective first terminals, a short-circuiting terminal housed in the first housing and having contact pieces contacting the respective first terminals which are adjacent to each other, and a release portion provided on the second housing and displacing the contact pieces to release contact between the first terminals and the contact pieces. The second housing is deflectably provided with a lock arm on an outer peripheral surface of the second housing, the lock arm holding a state in which the first housing and the second housing are fit together. The release portion is arranged on the outer peripheral surface of the second housing forward of the lock arm in a fitting direction of the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sekino, Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Toshinori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10218112
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector, comprising an insulating plug connector housing and at least one electrical contact element accommodated in the plug connector housing is provided. The plug connector housing forms a plugging side and a connection side, wherein at least one contact opening extends through the plug connector housing from the plugging side to the connection side. An electrical contact element is accommodated in the contact opening and is fastened and retained in the contact opening. An additional cable fixing arrangement for fastening a connected cable is formed on the connection side of the electrical plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Lüttermann, Uwe Foss