Patents Examined by Jean F. Duverne
  • Patent number: 10658805
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for an electrical fixture can include an upper unit and a lower unit that be releaseably retained together and including respective contacts that touch when the upper and lower units are retained together to create an electric pathway. The units can further include respective contacts for a neutral or ground connection. The assembly can also include a device in electrical contact with both of the contacts of the lower unit to draw power. The lower unit can also include a third contact and a power distribution circuit to deliver a level of electrical power to the third contact that is different than power available through the other contact of the lower unit. In a system of the mounting assemblies, each mounting assembly can include also include a transceiver to communicate with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAS TO ACTION, LLC
    Inventor: Peter A. Bosworth
  • Patent number: 10658783
    Abstract: A mechanism (4) for securing a module (5) inserted into a module receiving frame (1) to the module receiving frame (1) and releasing the module (5) for removal from the module receiving frame (1), comprising a catch (6) arranged on the module (5) or the module receiving frame (1), which catch (6) may be moved to and fro between an open position and a locking position of the catch (6), and a spring (7) for preloading the catch (6) into one of the two positions, the open position or the locking position. The mechanism (4) further comprises a catch holder (11), which may be moved to and fro between a retaining position, in which it holds the catch (6) back against the preloading of the spring (7), and a release position, in which it does not hold the catch (6) back against the preloading of the spring (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ODU GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dominik Weichselgartner
  • Patent number: 10658780
    Abstract: A contact system (100; 100?; 100?) contains at least one pneumatically activated contact pin (121, 122, 123), a pressure chamber (1) and a first leadthrough (37; 37?) which is in each case provided for each contact pin (121, 122, 123) in a housing (2) of the pressure chamber (1). Each contact pin (121, 122, 123) in each case has a first portion (141) with a first outer diameter and a second portion (142) which adjoins the first portion (141) and has a second outer diameter which is larger than the first outer diameter. Each first leadthrough (37; 37?) has a first portion (131; 131?) which faces away from the pressure chamber (1) and has a first inner diameter, and a second portion (132; 132?) which faces the pressure chamber (1) and has a second inner diameter which is larger than the first inner diameter. The second portion (142) of each contact pin (121, 122, 123) is guided in an axially movable manner in the second portion (132; 132?) of the first leadthrough (37; 37?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Tatzel
  • Patent number: 10644433
    Abstract: A plug-in connector part for plug-in connection to a mating plug-in connector part includes: a housing part comprising a first material; at least one plug-in element, arranged on the housing part, for electrically contacting the mating plug-in connector part; and an attachment part, which is attached to the housing part, being detachably connected to the housing part, the attachment part having at least one plug-in portion having an opening in which the at least one plug-in element is arranged, the attachment part comprising a second material that is different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT E-MOBILITY GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Fuehrer
  • Patent number: 10644456
    Abstract: A shield connector (10) includes terminals (50) arranged side by side in a width direction. A shield shell (70) collectively surrounds the terminals (50) on an outer peripheral side, and a dielectric (40) interposed between the respective terminals (50) and the shield shell (70). The shield shell (70) includes a back wall (74) serving as a cover for covering an exposed surface of each terminal (50) from the dielectric (40). The back wall (74) includes bottomed recesses (88) at positions facing areas, across which the respective terminals (50) are adjacent in the width direction, on an outer surface (87) on a side opposite to an inner surface (86) facing the respective terminals (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Kojima
  • Patent number: 10644463
    Abstract: A connector (10) has terminals (30) connected to wires (W), a housing (20) configured to accommodate the terminals (30), a retainer (40) configured to accommodate the wires (W) while retaining the terminals (30) accommodated in terminal accommodating portions (22) of the housing (20), a temperature sensor (60) to be accommodated in a sensor accommodating portion (56) in the retainer (40) and a holder (80) to be assembled with the retainer (40). The holder (80) has a large divided body (75) and two small divided bodies (70) coupled to the large divided body (75) via hinges (72). The small divided bodies (70) and the large divided body (75) retain the temperature sensor (60) in the sensor accommodating portion (56) while the wires (W) are inserted between the small divided bodies (70) and the large divided body (75).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Tanizaki, Yu Kito
  • Patent number: 10637197
    Abstract: A connector for being arranged at an end of an electric wire includes a housing including an electric wire supporting portion in which an insertion hole to insert the electric wire thereinto is formed and which is harder than the electric wire and sandwiches the electric wire inserted into the insertion hole, and an annular magnetic core including a nanocrystalline soft magnetic material which is arranged around the electric wire supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taichi Oka
  • Patent number: 10630012
    Abstract: A semi-automatic connector for flexible circuit, comprising a lead wire (6), an upper housing (1), a lower housing (2) and an insert snap portion (4); a button hole (1.1) being opened on the upper housing (1) and a button (3) being disposed in the button hole (1.1); wherein a circuit board (5) is disposed in the lower housing (2) and the top surface of the circuit board (5) provided with elastic sheets (5.1), the circuit board (5) is connected to one end of the lead wire (6); the insert snap portion (4) is disposed above the circuit board (5) with a cavity to receive a flexible circuit pad; the insert snap portion includes two elastic arms (4.1) in parallel and a barb snap (4.1.1) is provided on a free end of each flexible arm (4.1); within the cavity, the flexible circuit pad (8) is being locked as the two barb snaps engaging with recesses (8.1) on the flexible circuit pad (8) and the bottom surface of the flexible circuit pad (8) is in close contact with the elastic sheets (5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QINGDAO BRIGHT MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dezheng Zhao, Yangyang Wan
  • Patent number: 10630135
    Abstract: An electric power tool includes a terminal unit and a component. A signal line and a power line are coupled to the terminal unit. The signal line transmits signal. The power line supplies electric power. The terminal unit is mounted to the component. The terminal unit includes a signal terminal coupled to the signal line, and a power supply terminal coupled to the power line. The component includes a component-side signal terminal and a component-side power supply terminal. The component-side signal terminal is electrically conductive to the signal terminal of the mounted terminal unit. The component-side power supply terminal is electrically conductive to the power supply terminal of the mounted terminal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sengiku, Hideyuki Goto, Takayuki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10608380
    Abstract: A connector comprises a metal housing, an insulation body received in the metal housing, a contact disposed in the insulation body, a cable inserted into the metal housing and electrically connected to the contact, and a metal sleeve disposed in the metal housing and electrically contacting the metal housing. A plurality of braided shielding wires of the cable are turned back onto an outer sheath of the cable. The metal sleeve is sleeved on the plurality of braided shielding wires and presses the plurality of braided shielding wires on the outer sheath of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cui Li, Hao Wang, Jianfei Yu, Biao Pan
  • Patent number: 10601147
    Abstract: The present invention enables a core wire that contains a plurality of strands and a bonding object to be bonded more reliably using an ultrasonic bonding device that cantilever supports a pressing portion that performs ultrasonic bonding. A bonding object (for example, a terminal) is supported as on a stage, a core wire is overlaid on the bonding object, and the core wire and the bonding object are ultrasonically bonded in a state where the core wire is pressed toward the bonding object, using a pressing portion that is supported in cantilever fashion. During ultrasonic bonding, a pressing surface of the pressing portion is inclined in a pressing direction progressively toward a side where the pressing portion is cantilever supported, and also a bonding surface of the bonding object is inclined in the pressing direction progressively toward the side where the pressing portion is cantilever supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Tamagawa, Masamichi Yamagiwa, Takuya Suzuki, Daichi Miura
  • Patent number: 10594099
    Abstract: A power module may be attached to and detached from a network extender. The power module may include one or more power connectors that are specific to one or more countries/regions. The power module may include one or more other interfaces (e.g., Ethernet port, etc.). The power module may include a power connector and a male local area network connector on a first surface. The power module may include a local area network port on a second surface, wherein the local area network port is conductively connected to the male local area network connector via a local area network port access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Paul Joseph Harley, Chien-Cheng Huang, Xue-Hong Wu, John Hausman, Lars Kristoffer Roberg
  • Patent number: 10594082
    Abstract: A cable retention system for a power distribution unit includes a tether and a tether mount. The tether has an elongate portion and an attachment portion, and the attachment portion includes a channel therein. The tether mount has a base at a proximal end and a head at a distal end. The base is adapted to attach the proximal end of the tether mount to the power distribution unit. The tether is adapted to be secured to the tether mount by snap-fitting the head of the tether mount into the channel of the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Utz, William Krietzman, Joshua Young, Anderson Hungria
  • Patent number: 10594056
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (T) includes an inner conductor (11), an outer conductor (12) and a dielectric (13) interposed between these conductors. The inner conductor (11) is connected to a core (51) of a shielded cable (W). The outer conductor (12) includes two shield crimping pieces (45) deformable along an outer periphery of a braided wire (53) of the shielded cable (W). Further, the terminal fitting (T) includes a cover (14) including a shield-side surrounding portion (84) for surrounding the shield crimping pieces (45) along outer peripheries thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Kanemura, Yuichi Nakanishi, Ai Hirano, Shohei Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10594047
    Abstract: A functional contactor is provided. The functional contactor according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a conductive elastic portion configured to be in electrical contact with a conductor of an electronic device and have elasticity; and a functional device including a first electrode electrically connected to a circuit board or the conductor of the electronic device and a second electrode on which the conductive elastic portion is laminated through solder. Here, the second electrode includes a stopper in which no electrode is formed to prevent the solder from being introduced into a periphery of a lamination region on which the conductive elastic portion is laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Choi, Byung Guk Lim, Seong Ha Lee, Yun Suk Choi, Dong Hun Kong
  • Patent number: 10594077
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector body, terminals installed in the connector body, and lock devices fit to the connector body. The connector body includes mating guide parts that are formed on both ends of the connector body in a longitudinal direction and are fit in mating-connector-side mating guide parts formed on both ends of a mating connector body of a mating connector in the longitudinal direction. The lock devices include sliders attached to the mating guide parts to be slidable in the longitudinal direction of the connector body. The sliders each include a pair of right and left locking protrusions. When the connector body is mated with the mating connector body, the locking protrusions engage with mating reinforcement brackets installed on the mating connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daiki Tanaka, Yuji Naito, Yuki Honda, Mei Naito
  • Patent number: 10587078
    Abstract: A plug connector which has a main body, an actuator, a latch, and a block. The latch locks a receptacle of a counterpart plug connector by a push-pull mechanism. The latch can be released by actuation of the actuator. The block prevents the latch from moving into a locking position, in the unplugged state of the connector, i.e. without the seated receptacle. Thus, the connector can adopt two static states, an open state and a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventor: Heinrich Friesen
  • Patent number: 10587103
    Abstract: A standpipe assembly for a rotorcraft includes a slip ring positioned within the mast of the rotorcraft. The slip ring includes a stator rotationally connected to a rotor. A flexible coupling is connected to the stator and a standpipe tube is connected to the flexible coupling. The flexible coupling is capable of angular, axial, and torsional displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Jarrett, Andrew Paul Haldeman, Zachary Dailey
  • Patent number: 10573985
    Abstract: Terminals 40, 50 involving stationary-side retained portions 44, 54 are held in place by stationary housings, movable-side retained portions 42, 52 are held in place by a movable housing, and resilient portions 43, 53 are provided between said stationary-side retained portions 44, 54 and movable-side retained portions 42, 52. In the above-mentioned housing, in the terminal array direction, retaining fittings 60 are attached at locations outside said terminal array range, the above-mentioned retaining fittings 60 include mounting portions 61 fixedly attached to the housing and retaining portions 62 that clamp and hold the counterpart connector component. The retaining portions 62 of said retaining fittings 60 clamp and hold the above-mentioned counterpart connector component, thereby maintaining the locations of contact between the contact portions of the above-mentioned terminals 40, 50 and the above-mentioned counterpart connector component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Hasegawa, Takahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10566733
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an enclosure (1) for a connector on a cable. The enclosure (1) comprises a flange (2) having a base plate (4) with an opening (3) for the cable. First connecting means (7) are arranged around the opening. The enclosure furthermore comprises a plug (9) comprising a plug body (10) with a first end (11) foreseen to interact in a mounted position with the base plate of the flange (2) and a second end (12). A sleeve (14) encompasses in a mounted position the plug body (10) and comprises second connecting means (15) is provided. The second connecting means (15) are foreseen to interact in a mounted position with the first connecting means (7) of the flange (2). The sleeve (14) comprises a first thread (16) and a gland nut (18) comprising a second thread (17) interacting in a mounted position with the first thread (16) of the sleeve (14). A clamping means (19) for the cable is arranged at the second end (12) of the plug body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huber+Suhner AG
    Inventor: Michael Lothar Völker