Patents Examined by Javaid Nasri
  • Patent number: 10109970
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a slip ring assembly that provides electrical power transfer to centrifugal turbomachinery while minimizing or eliminating the presence of wires in the flow path. The device transfers electrical power through a set of wires connected to a plurality of brushes that are held rotationally stationary, but allowed to displace axially or radially through a set of springs. The brushes make contact with conductive busbar rings, transferring electricity to the busbar rings. The busbar rings rotate with the centrifugal turbomachine with a set of wires that connect the busbar rings to the blades or other aerodynamic surfaces of the centrifugal turbomachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael E. Slipper, Tristan M. Wolfe, Daniel J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10033145
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a slip ring assembly that provides electrical power transfer to centrifugal turbomachinery while minimizing or eliminating the presence of wires in the flow path. The device transfers electrical power through a set of wires connected to a plurality of brushes that are held rotationally stationary, but allowed to displace axially or radially through a set of springs. The brushes make contact with conductive busbar rings, transferring electricity to the busbar rings. The busbar rings rotate with the centrifugal turbomachine with a set of wires that connect the busbar rings to the blades or other aerodynamic surfaces of the centrifugal turbomachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael E. Slipper, Tristan M. Wolfe, Daniel J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 9812827
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing, and a metallic shield enclosing the housing. The contacts includes a row of first contacts and another row of second contacts. The insulative housing includes a main base and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the body. The metallic shield includes a main body, a tubular section extending forwardly from the main body, an inner part forwardly extending from the main body and inside said tubular section. The inner part forms a receiving space in which the tongue portion is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jing-Jie Guo, Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9804353
    Abstract: A telecommunications cabinet includes a cabinet housing; a fiber optic splitter; a plurality of spools disposed on a cable management surface; a panel oriented at a fixed angle relative to the access opening so that the panel extends laterally and rearwardly between the access opening and the cable management surface; and a plurality of adapters disposed on the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Solheid, Daniel Ray Mertesdorf, Matthew Holmberg, Trevor D. Smith, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist, Thomas Caesar Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy
  • Patent number: 9793669
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a slip ring assembly that provides electrical power transfer to centrifugal turbomachinery while minimizing or eliminating the presence of wires in the flow path. The device transfers electrical power through a set of wires connected to a plurality of brushes that are held rotationally stationary, but allowed to displace axially or radially through a set of springs. The brushes make contact with conductive busbar rings, transferring electricity to the busbar rings. The busbar rings rotate with the centrifugal turbomachine with a set of wires that connect the busbar rings to the blades or other aerodynamic surfaces of the centrifugal turbomachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America Department of the Navy
    Inventors: Michael E. Slipper, Tristan M. Wolfe, Daniel J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 9784928
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector holder is sized to fit within an opening for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to permit a fiber optic connector with a dust cap positioned about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule to be inserted within and releasably held by the connector holder. A system for holding fiber optic connectors includes a fiber optic connector holder mounted within an opening in a bulkhead for mounting a fiber optic adapter. The fiber optic connector holder is configured to receive a fiber optic connector with a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule. An optical fiber connector may be held to a bulkhead when the fiber optic connector includes a dust cap mounted about a ferrule and a polished end face of an optical fiber held by the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Thomas C. Tinucci, Cindy S. Walters, James W. Conroy, Joel B. Douglas, Kathleen M. Barnes, Marlon E. Holmquist
  • Patent number: 9787029
    Abstract: A high speed connector assembly is disclosed in this invention, including a receptacle connector and a plug connector. Each receptacle terminal of the receptacle connector disposes a first L-type contact piece, and each plug terminal of the plug connector disposes a second L-type contact piece. When the receptacle connector and the plug connector are electrically engaged, an extension section of the first L-type contact piece is pressed on a straight part of the second L-type contact piece, and an extension part of the second L-type contact piece is pressed on a straight section of the first L-type contact piece. So this engagement can form a double-contacts structure to restrain the short pile effect and reduce the crosstalk and loss at high speed signal transmission. A receptacle connector and a plug connector are also disclosed in this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: OUPIIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 9780502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical plug connector for a safety restraint system, preferably for an airbag ignition system. The plug connector includes at least two contact terminals assigned to the plug connector and a shorting clip that is configured to short-circuit the at least two contact terminals in an uncoupled or incorrectly coupled condition of the plug connector. The shorting clip includes at least two contact blades. Each contact blade is electrically connected with one of the at least two contact terminals. Each of the contact blades includes at least one cutting edge. The cutting edges contact each other such that one edge cuts the other when the plug connector is in an uncoupled or incorrectly coupled condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DELPHIA INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Peter Nuetzel, Michael Gunreben, Vincent Regnier, Frank Odoerfer
  • Patent number: 9780623
    Abstract: A compact biomass gasification-based power generation system that converts carbonaceous material into electrical power, including an enclosure that encases: a gasifier including a pyrolysis module coaxially arranged above a reactor module, a generator including an engine and an alternator, and a hopper. The generator system additionally includes a first heat exchanger fluidly connected to an outlet of the reactor module and thermally connected to the drying module, a second heat exchanger fluidly connected to an outlet of the engine and thermally connected to the pyrolysis module, and a third heat exchanger fluidly connected between the outlet of the reactor module and the first heat exchanger, the third heat exchanger thermally connected to an air inlet of the reactor module. The system can additionally include a central wiring conduit electrically connected to the pyrolysis module, reactor module, and engine, and a control panel connected to the conduit that enables single-side operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: All Power Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Matthew Mason, Bear Kaufmann, Nick Bindbeutel, Julia Hasty, Ariel Fisk-Vittori
  • Patent number: 9774122
    Abstract: A single element connector includes a first cage-like structure configured to receive a wire. The first cage-like structure includes an insert end and a single contact tine coupled to a top wall of the first cage-like structure. The single contact tine extends downward from the top wall to a base of the single element connector and directs a wire inserted into the single element connector to the base of the single element connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter G. Bishop
  • Patent number: 9774150
    Abstract: A RV plug connector for supplying exterior lighting that includes: a lid; a connector module, where the connector module is beneath the lid and provides a plurality of connectors related to RV lighting; a plug, where the plug connects to a 12V DC adapter; an external connector, where the external connector provides an outlet for any additional lighting; and a LED light above the lid, where the LED light illuminates the plug connector. The plurality of connectors may include a battery connector, a ground connector, a left turn and brake light connector or a tail and running light connector. The RV plug connector may also include a toggle switch, where the toggle switch activates lighting associated with the plurality of connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Stacey Shea, James Kandler
  • Patent number: 9768526
    Abstract: A crimp-connection structural body, a wire harness, a method of manufacturing a crimp-connection structural body, and a manufacturing device are provided. The crimp-connection structural body includes an insulated wire formed by covering a conductor by an insulating cover, and a crimp terminal having a crimp section allowing connection by crimp of a conductor exposed portion formed by exposing the conductor. The crimp section is formed of a closed-barrel-type crimp section, and a cross-sectional shape of the crimp section in a radial direction is formed into an approximately recessed cross-sectional shape having a crimp recessed portion formed by indenting by inclined portions inclined from positions spaced-apart from each other by a predetermined distance. The predetermined distance is set to 90% or less of an entire width of the crimp section. An opposedly facing angle made by the inclined portions is set to a value which ranges from 10° to 120° inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kawamura, Takashi Tonoike, Takahito Nakashima, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Taga
  • Patent number: 9768569
    Abstract: This document describes a bracket assembly for reinforcing connectors on printed circuit boards. In some aspects, an apparatus is described that includes a device chassis with a stopper feature, a printed circuit board (PCB) attached to the device chassis, and an extended connector assembly mounted to the PCB. The extended connector assembly includes a connector and a connector reinforcing bracket. The connector reinforcing bracket increases a length of the connector to reduce the magnitude of a bending moment induced in the PCB by a connector insertion force. The connector reinforcing bracket also limits deformation of the PCB caused by the connector insertion force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Le Chang
  • Patent number: 9760810
    Abstract: An electronic card connector, defining an insertion direction, an ejection direction, and a transverse direction perpendicular to the insertion direction, includes an insulative housing and a number of terminals retained in the insulative housing. The terminals include a row of first contacts disposed along the insertion direction. Each first contact has a first affixed portion and a first contacting portion located at a peak therein. Each of the first contacts extends along the transverse direction. The first contacting portions of the neighboring first contacts are located offset along the insertion direction. The first contacting portions and associated first affixed portions of the first contacts are distanced differently in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Gang Hu, Guo-Dong Gu, Jin-Guo Qiu, Yong-Qi Wang, Tien-Chieh Su
  • Patent number: 9748703
    Abstract: An improved termination assembly for a multi-wire cable is disclosed. The assembly includes a carrier member that includes wire nest portions spaced along a base portion. The wire nest portions are hollow enclosures that contact the exterior grounding shields of the cable wires so as to electrically interconnect all of the cable wires together through a common ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Frank T. Keyser, Reggie Crane
  • Patent number: 9742101
    Abstract: A crimp terminal includes a terminal connecting portion and an electric wire connecting portion. The electric wire connecting portion is sectioned into a bottom portion, a first barrel piece, and a second barrel piece, and is sectioned into a core wire crimp portion, a sheath crimp portion, and a coupling crimp portion. A water stop member affixed to the inner wall face of the electric wire connecting portion before crimping processing forms a first water stop area, that suppresses the entry of water, from the gap between the outer wall face of the first barrel piece and the inner wall face of the second barrel piece, a second water stop area from the terminal connecting portion side of the distal end position of a core wire, and a third water stop area from the gap between the inner wall face of the sheath crimp portion and a sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirohito Nakata, Kazuhide Takahashi, Takato Yoshida, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Taga, Motoya Hara
  • Patent number: 9742115
    Abstract: A connector includes a first housing including a first lock part, a second housing including a second lock part that can be locked to the first lock part, and a fitting detection member that can move from an initial position to a fitting assured position with the second lock part locked to the first lock part and includes a third lock part that can ride over the first lock part and the second lock part in succession along with the movement from the initial position to the fitting assured position to be locked to the second lock part at the fitting assured position. The first lock part includes a drawing slope surface inclining from a protruding tip toward a first lock face and a protrusion protruding from the drawing slope surface. The second lock part includes a notch that can house the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Akihiro Tsuruta, Nobuyuki Mukoujima
  • Patent number: 9735527
    Abstract: This disclosure pertains to methods and apparatus for interfacing an onsite power generation system with an existing main electric panel. The interfacing is performed by: attaching an additional jaw connector to a neutral bridge within an existing meter socket; wiring AC supply lines from the onsite power generation system to load side jaws of a multi-blade meter socket adapter; and wiring a neutral line from the onsite power generation system to an additional terminal of the meter socket adapter. The lines from the onsite power generation system are routed through an opening formed in the meter socket adapter. The meter socket adapter is then inserted into the meter socket so that five jaws in the socket receive all five blades of the meter socket adapter. The blades of the meter are then plugged into the jaws on the opposite end of the meter socket adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Garret Bautista, Cormac McHugh
  • Patent number: 9735493
    Abstract: A power outlet having safety cover, the power outlet comprises a shell body, a base fixed in the shell body, a sliding element disposed between the shell body and the base; the shell body has at least one first outlet hole and at least one second outlet hole; the base has a first post, a third outlet hole and a fourth outlet hole; one side of the sliding element has a first inclined block, the middle of the sliding element has a through hole, another side of the sliding element has a second inclined block and a second post; an elastic element is disposed between the first post and the second post; wherein the through hole can contain the first post, the second post and the elastic element; a distance between the first inclined block and an inner wall of the base is smaller than the length of the elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Chih-Heng Lin
  • Patent number: 9735506
    Abstract: A lock-in device for network cables includes a locker, a holding section, and an elastic seesaw. The locker has a through hole for modular connectors to engage therein and to be removed therefrom and a locker hole parallel to the through hole for a key to be inserted therein; an extended end is arranged at a rear end of the locker hole and a space and a fillister with an inclined surface are arranged adjacent to the locker hole. The holding section is disposed in the space with a first depression facing upward at a front end thereof and a second depression facing downward at a rear end thereof. The elastic seesaw has a positioning portion at a rear end thereof extending upwards and forming an elastic piece abutting the second depression for the holding section to be operated by the elasticity. The device thereby enables simultaneous operation of unlocking and removing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: You Hung International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzu-Rung Tsay