Patents Examined by Jean F. Duverne
  • Patent number: 11152723
    Abstract: An electrically conductive contact pin for press-fitting into a PCB in a Z-direction. The contact pin includes a press-fit zone with a central crosspiece area, and two wing areas adjacent to the crosspiece area, each crosspiece area having two ear areas. The crosspiece area is confined by a crosspiece rectangle and the ear regions are confined by ear rectangles. Corner points of the ear rectangles facing a center of the cross-sectional area coincide with corner points of the crosspiece rectangle. The crosspiece rectangle has a crosspiece width in an X direction of 9-29% of a starting thickness of the contact pin and a crosspiece thickness in a Y direction of 35-55% of the starting thickness. The ear rectangles have an ear width in the X-direction of 40-60% of the starting thickness and an ear thickness in the Y-direction of 15-35% of the starting thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Eicher, Ralph Habiger, Andreas Otto, Cynthia Halm
  • Patent number: 11147128
    Abstract: An atomizer includes an external sleeve and a heating assembly. The external sleeve defines an air intake hole. The heating assembly is received in the external sleeve. The heating assembly includes a tobacco holder and a heating member for heating the tobacco holder, the tobacco holder defines an atomizing chamber for filling fuming material, the tobacco holder defines a ventilation hole which fluidly communicates with the atomizing chamber. A spiral air intake passage is formed outside the tobacco holder and surrounds the tobacco holder, both the air intake hole and the ventilation hole fluidly communicate with the air intake passage, the tobacco holder and/or the heating member possesses a heating effect to the air intake passage. The tobacco holder and the air flow flowing through the spiral air intake passage can be heated at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 11146024
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical connector. The electrical connector comprises a tongue, a plurality of terminals comprising a plurality of first terminals and a plurality of second terminals and at least one common grounding member. Each terminal has a plate-shape contact portion. The terminals comprise ground terminals. The plate-shape contact portion of each first terminal is provided on a first face of the tongue. The plate-shape contact portion of each the second terminal is provided on a second face of the tongue. The common grounding member comprises a plurality of connection portions. The connection portion extends in a thickness direction and is connected to the plate-shape contact portion of the corresponding ground terminal. Therefore, it can shorten the loop inductance of the signal and shorten the return path to improve signal integrity (SI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Weng-Heng Liong, Chie-Meng Wong
  • Patent number: 11139135
    Abstract: An attachment structure includes a housing and a plate-shaped cover attached to the housing. The cover has a locking portion to fix the cover to the housing. The housing has a locked portion engaged with the locking portion to regulate a movement of the cover in a direction separating from the housing. The attachment structure is configured to engage the locking portion and the locked portion at an engagement place while the cover and the housing are pressed each other in directions separating from each other at a pressing place distant from the engagement place, and to form a space between the cover and the housing in a region between the pressing place and the engagement place, when the cover is attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Yamaguchi, Ryu Okada
  • Patent number: 11139594
    Abstract: A connector for an electro-optic display comprising: a non-conductive sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface; a first layer of conductive material applied to at least a portion of the bottom surface; a second layer of conductive material applied to a first portion of the top surface; a third layer of conductive material applied to a second portion of the top surface, the third layer of conductive material being electrically isolated from the second layer of conductive material; and a conductive via electrically connecting the first layer of conductive material and the second layer of conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Crystal Nguyen, George G. Harris, David Victor Marcolin, Seth J. Bishop
  • Patent number: 11139617
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body and multiple differential signal terminal pairs, each having two differential signal terminals. Each differential signal terminal has a main body portion, a strip connecting portion extending upward from an outer side of the main body portion, an elastic arm extending upward from the main body portion, and a contact portion extending upward from the elastic arm. A through slot runs through the elastic arm, forming an inner elastic arm and an outer elastic arm at two opposite sides of the through slot. The outer elastic arm is adjacent to the strip connecting portion. A consistent pitch is formed between the contact portions of the differential signal terminals. A first distance between two adjacent inner elastic arms in each differential signal terminal pair is less than a second distance between two adjacent outer elastic arms in two adjacent differential signal terminal pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11129420
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an aerosol inhaler includes: a power supply capable of supplying power to a load capable of generating aerosol from an aerosol source; and a connector serving as a physical and electrical contact with an external power supply, in which the power supply unit for the aerosol inhaler further includes: a power reception coil capable of receiving the power in a wireless manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Tatsuta, Hajime Fujita
  • Patent number: 11121510
    Abstract: A connector configured to be assembled to a plate-shaped panel in a state of being inserted into a through hole of the plate-shaped panel, the connector includes a body, and a first locking portion and a second locking portion. The body is configured to be inserted into the through hole in a predetermined insertion direction. The first locking portion and the second locking portion are integrally provided with the body and configured to be engaged with a circumferential edge portion of the through hole in a state where the circumferential edge portion is clamped in the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erika Kodaira, Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Tomoyoshi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 11114779
    Abstract: A terminal base includes a plurality of terminals configured to electrically connect a first device and a second device to each other, each of the plurality of terminals being electrically conductive and a housing configured to hold the plurality of terminals, the housing being made of an electrically insulating resin in which each of the plurality of terminals includes a first connection portion exposed to an outside of the housing so as to be connected to the first device, a second connection portion exposed to the outside of the housing so as to be connected to the second device, and an insert portion insert-molded in the housing and in which he insert portion has a solid cylindrical shape or a hollow cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Shoichi Nomura, Eiji Aoki
  • Patent number: 11101610
    Abstract: Provided is a connector converter, comprising a shell, a circuit board assembly and a connecting wire, wherein the circuit board assembly comprises a digital signal board integrated with a digital circuit, the digital signal board being provided in the shell, and the digital signal board being provided with a plurality of output interfaces; the shell is provided with outer pockets positioned corresponding to the output interfaces; and an inner end of the connecting wire is provided with a metal plate, the metal plate being embedded in the digital signal board and electrically connected to the digital signal board via a connecting terminal, and an outer end of the connecting wire extends out to the outside of the shell and is provided with an input interface. The metal plate is in embedded connection with the digital signal board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Guangdong Gopod Group Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhuowen Liao
  • Patent number: 11101607
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a connector for coupling a first electronic device and a second electronic device with a power source to enable the power source to provide a current to the first electronic device and the second electronic device, the connector includes: a first connector component; a second connector component; a third connector component; a power line coupled with the first connector component, the second connector component, and the third connector component; a first data line; and a signal switching circuit, configured to: detect whether the third connector component is coupled with the power source; control the first connector component and the second connector component to be coupled when it is not detected that the third connector component is coupled with the power source; and when it is detected that the third connector component is coupled with the power source: control the first connector component and the third connector component to be coupled, to send a power source connection me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Matrixed Reality Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pengda Sun
  • Patent number: 11095073
    Abstract: A locking clip for plug housings has a rear wall and side parts formed on the rear wall. The locking clip has a U-shaped cross-section. The side parts each have a mounting receptacle, by which the locking device can be pivotably mounted on the plug housing. The locking device has an embossment directed toward the plug housing in the region of each mounting receptacle. Thus, the locking device is not supported on the plug body over the full surface, and therefore a lower-wear locking operation is ensured. A system includes a first plug housing and a second plug housing and a locking clip. The locking clip is pivotably mounted on the first plug housing by mounting pins. The locking clip can be locked on the second plug housing on locking pins. The locking clip touches the plug housings only at the mounting pins and at the locking pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Nicole Spilker, Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Sebastian Griepenstroh
  • Patent number: 11088473
    Abstract: The invention relates to an overvoltage protection device with at least one overvoltage protection unit, consisting of a socket part and a plug part which can be connected to the socket part and which receives means for protecting against an overvoltage, wherein insulated electric conductors can be introduced into the socket part, said electric conductors being contacted using vampire or cutting clamps, thereby penetrating the conductor insulation, and with contact surfaces which can be found on the socket part and which correspond to mating contact surfaces on the base of the plug part. According to the invention, the socket part is made of multiple parts consisting of a base part and a lever part. The base part is designed as a marble panel and has multiple parallel grooves for inserting and receiving the insulated electric conductors. On one face of the base part, hook-shaped protrusions are provided parallel to the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DEHN SE + CO KG
    Inventors: Edmund Zäuner, Stefan Dietweger, Sascha Ludewig
  • Patent number: 11088497
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an outer conductor and an inner conductor coaxially arranged with each other with an insulator therebetween. The outer conductor includes a base and a plurality of arc protrusions formed on a rear face of the base and coaxially sharing the same circle center. The protrusions are optimally located around a peripheral region of the circle defined by the cross-section of the cylindrical contour. A metallic box includes a top wall, opposite front and rear walls and opposite two side walls. The front wall forms a plurality of arc holes coaxially arranged with regard to a common center so as to snugly receive the corresponding arc protrusions of the outer conductor, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: FU DING PRECISION INDUSTRIAL (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Hsiao, Yu-San Hsiao, Yen-Chih Chang, Wei-Chou Lin, Na Yang, Meng Liu, Xiao-Li Liu, Wei-Hua Zhang, Tao Shen, Zhan-Sheng Meng, Yu-Ke Chen
  • Patent number: 11081844
    Abstract: An electrical power or electronic data unit is provided for mounting in an isolated work space such as a work pod that is at least partially enclosed by walls or other surfaces. The unit includes a housing body, an electrical power outlet and/or an electronic data connector, and an occupancy sensor that is in communication with a controller. The controller is operable to energize and de-energize a lighting or ventilation system associated with the isolated work space in response to a signal received from the occupancy sensor, and may further be operable to energize and de-energize the power outlet or data connector. Optionally, an environmental sensor is provided with the unit, and is in communication with a building automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Joshua D. Kizer, Joseph Castiglione
  • Patent number: 11081847
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density split cable for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11075484
    Abstract: A protection sheath structure for switch wire connection device provides dustproof and waterproof effects and enhances the assembling security between the switch wire connection device and the conductive wire. The protection sheath has the form of a cylindrical body including a head section having a mouth section, a belly section connected with the head section and a tail section connected with the belly section. The head section and the belly section together define a chamber for assembling with the switch wire connection device. The tail section defines a guide hole permitting the conductive wire to plug into the protection sheath. Multiple annular ribs are disposed on a circumference of the tail section to enhance the structural strength of the protection sheath (or the tail section), whereby the tail section is able to bear external force produced in wiring operation of the conductive wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: Switchlab Inc., Switchlab (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Gaocheng Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Wu, Wen Bing Hsu
  • Patent number: 11070016
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density port converter for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11070015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density non split cable for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11070014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density switch for up to 40 high-density jacks for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren