Patents Examined by Jean F. Duverne
  • Patent number: 10483686
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a high-safety power strip comprising a power strip body, having a plurality of three-hole and/or two-hole jacks for connecting with at least one plug; and a protective housing having an opening at one side thereof, the protective housing being connected with the power strip body, the jacks are located in the protective housing and face an inner wall of the protective housing. As the power strip of the invention comprises a protective housing, and the protective housing is covered outside the power strip body to prevent water or other liquid from splashing into the jacks of the power strip body, thus avoiding water or other liquid entering into the interior of the power strip body through the jacks. Therefore, the power strip of the invention has relatively high safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen HUYUAN Electric Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinlong Tang
  • Patent number: 10483688
    Abstract: A magnetic receptacle is described. The receptacle includes an electronic connector having an engagement feature on one or more sides of the electronic connector. The engagement feature is configured to engage a latching feature on a magnetic protrusion. The receptacle includes one or more receptacle magnets positioned adjacent the magnetic receptacle configured to deactivate the latching feature on the magnetic protrusion. In one implementation, a magnetic plug is described. The plug includes a plug tip. The plug includes one or more latching features. The plug includes one or more plug magnets positioned adjacent the plug tip. The one or more plug magnets are configured to cooperate with one or more receptacle magnets to transition the one or more latching features between an engaged state and a disengaged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt David Wrisley, Akash Atul Shah, Christopher Alan Schafer
  • Patent number: 10483692
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing (10) having support shafts (27) projecting therefrom, and a lever (30) including bearings (33) to be supported on the housing (10) by receiving the support shafts (27), an operating portion (31) disposed to receive an applied force during a connecting operation, and cam grooves (36) to be engaged with cam followers (98) of a mating housing (90) and configured to assist connection of the housing (10) and the mating housing (90) by rotation about the bearings (33). Axial centers of the cam followers (98) engaged with the cam grooves (36) are displaced toward the operating portion (31) with respect to axial centers of the bearing portions (33) in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction of the housing (10) and the mating housing (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Ogashira
  • Patent number: 10476217
    Abstract: An electrical bus bar comprising: a first mounting portion configured to be connected to a first counter connector, a second mounting portion configured to be connected to a second counter connector and a flexible section between the first and second mounting portions, wherein the bus bar comprises a first flat part and a second flat part, wherein each flat part extends from the first mounting portion to the second mounting portion and is arranged in a stacked configuration, wherein the first flat part and the second flat part is made of a sheet metal, wherein a first strip of the sheet metal extends from a body edge of the first flat part to a body edge of the second flat part forming a first link, wherein the first link is dimensioned to keep a first contact surface of the first flat part and a second contact surface of the second flat part in intimate contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Melanie Guillanton, Christian Albertin, Sylvain Dion, Francois Cormier
  • Patent number: 10476344
    Abstract: An electromechanical actuating drive (1) having a servomotor (2) arranged so that the servomotor (2) can rotate about its longitudinal axis in a vehicle, and a cable harness (3) having first and second ends. A first end of the harness (3) is connected to the servomotor (2) and the harness (3) extends, in an elastically deformable arc, from the first end to the second end. The second end of the harness (3) is positionally fixed in the vehicle. The second end of the cable harness (3) is clamped in a securing and deflecting device at a transfer point (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Daniel Pfeiffer, Martin Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10476220
    Abstract: An IC socket includes: a heat transfer member attached to a socket body in a manner capable of contacting an electrical component and having an opening penetratingly formed at a contact surface that contacts the electrical component accommodated in the socket body; and a temperature sensor that is mounted in the opening of the heat transfer member and has a rod-like tip end portion including a thermosensitive element and extending toward the electrical component, in which the tip end portion, as well as the heat transfer member, contacts the electrical component. In the IC socket, a tubular component having an insertion hole in which an outer surface of a portion of the temperature sensor other than the tip end portion is fitted in a slidable manner in the axial direction of the temperature sensor, is attached to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Morinari
  • Patent number: 10468790
    Abstract: A coaxial plug connector, comprising at least one electrically conductive inner conductor, an electrically conductive outer conductor spaced apart from the at least one inner conductor and disposed around the at least one inner conductor, at least one sleeve, which is made of an insulating plastic, wherein the inner conductor is disposed on an inside circumferential surface of the sleeve, wherein the outer conductor is disposed on an outside circumferential surface of the sleeve, wherein the coaxial plug connector is single-piece and sleeve-like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IMS Connector Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Muhammad Imtiaz, Kai Numssen
  • Patent number: 10468813
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a wire comprises a housing, a conductive terminal, and sealing member. The housing has a receiving passage extending through the housing in an insertion direction in which the wire is inserted into the housing. The receiving passage has an insertion port disposed at an end of the receiving passage in the insertion direction. The conductive terminal is disposed in the receiving passage and electrically connects the wire to a mating conductive terminal of a mating connector. The sealing member is disposed adjacent the insertion port and has a wire receiving passageway though which the wire extends. The sealing member seals the receiving passage at the insertion port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Ming Shi, Xiang Xu, Xiaozhi Fu, Cui Li
  • Patent number: 10468791
    Abstract: A terminal block having an electrically insulative housing with terminal-receiving slots with dividers provided between the terminal-receiving slots. Fastener-receiving openings extend through upper surfaces of the terminal-receiving slots toward a lower surface of the housing. The electrical terminal includes a wire barrel configured for crimped connection with an end of a conductive core of an insulated wire and an insulation barrel configured for crimped connection with an end of the insulation coating or jacket of the wire. A contact portion extends from the wire barrel and is positioned in a terminal-receiving slot of the terminal block housing. The contact portion has an opening proximate the center of the contact portion. Corners of the contact portion form securing members. An eyelet tube extends from the opening in the contact portion. The eyelet tube is deep drawn to form a screw-receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TE CONNECTIVITY INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: David Tracy Humphrey, G. Gunasekhar
  • Patent number: 10468843
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a loop bridge for looping through a number of electrical signals, comprising: a first electric module comprising a plurality of first electric connections, wherein the plurality of electrical signals are looped through the first electric module to a second electric module comprising a number of second electric connections; and a comb-shaped conducting element comprising a number of first prongs and a number of second prongs, wherein the first prongs are configured to be inserted into the first electric connections and the second prongs are configured to be inserted into the second electric connections, wherein the first prongs are connected to the second prongs in an electrically conductive manner, and wherein the first prongs and the second prongs are configured to be elastically deformed to be retained in a force-locking manner in the first and second electric connections, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Elmar Schaper
  • Patent number: 10454230
    Abstract: Electrical coupling member, including electrical conductors extending in a casing which has end segments that are generally parallelepipedal in cross-section and each have at least one main face. The conductors have ends coupled to two external connectors which both project from one of the main faces and are both guided out of the casing on the same side of said casing. The casing including at least one flexible intermediate segment freely receiving an overlength of the electrical conductors. Set of superposed electronic devices coupled by a coupling member of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Stephane Kohn
  • Patent number: 10454198
    Abstract: A connecting mechanism includes a body and a detachable part connected with the body. The body includes a casing and a sliding component. The casing has an insertion hole for insertion of the detachable part. The sliding component is in sliding connection with the casing, and the sliding component has access holes and clamping holes in communication therewith. The detachable part includes insertion pieces. When the sliding component slides from a first position to a second position, the access holes are opposite to the insertion hole, and the insertion pieces extend into the access holes through the insertion hole. When the sliding component slides from the second position to the first position, the insertion pieces enter the clamping holes from the access holes, thereby locking the detachable part. The assembly and disassembly of the detachable part and the body are realized through the operation of the sliding component without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: GOERTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongli Zhang, Ying Zhang, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 10455712
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a terminal carrier and a housing shell. The terminal carrier generally comprises a plurality of terminals and a plurality of fastening tabs. The terminals have a first end with a shoulder on a first side of the terminal carrier and a second end on a second side of the terminal carrier with a bend formed a predetermined distance from the second side of the terminal carrier. The housing shell generally has an integral support. The integral support generally comprises a plurality of ports through which the second ends of the terminals extend, with the shoulders on the first end of the terminals providing support to the terminals for a press fit force applied to the first end of the terminals during assembly to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US INC.
    Inventors: Floyd J. Malecke, Luis F. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10446981
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a plurality of terminals, a housing holding the plurality of terminals, and a movable member. The movable member moves with respect to the housing and the terminals between a front position and a rear position along a mating direction in which the housing is mated with a mating housing. The movable member includes an opening wall having a plurality of openings into which the terminals move in and out along the mating direction according to a movement of the movable member and an insulation wall disposed frontward of the opening wall in the mating direction. The insulation wall is disposed between a portion of the terminals protruding from the openings adjacent to each other in the rear position of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Sumiyoshi Furuya, Shinji Amemiya, Fumito Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10446993
    Abstract: A data connection cable for virtual reality glasses and an apparatus including the same are provided. The data connection cable includes a first connecting plug at a first end, the first connecting plug being fitted to a first interface on the virtual reality glasses, such that the data connection cable is detachably connected to the virtual reality glasses, and a second connecting plug at a second end, the second connecting plug being fitted to a second interface of an external electronic device assembled to the virtual reality glasses. The data connection cable may be detachably connected to the glasses body of the virtual reality glasses so that the user can replace the data connection cable for the virtual reality glasses according to the interface type of the external electronic device so as to accommodate to external electronic devices of different interface types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Jiang, Shun Wang, Wenhui Ding, Huiming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10446950
    Abstract: A method of forming a shield terminal from sheet metal having a tubular first portion having a single seam and aligned with a first axis and a second tubular portion having two seams radially opposed to one another and aligned with a second axis that is oriented at a right angle to the first axis, an inner insulator disposed within the shield terminal, and an outer housing defining a cylindrical cavity in which the tubular first portion of the shield terminal is disposed. Edges of the single seam and edges of the two seams are joined solely by the disposition of the tubular first portion in the cylindrical cavity. The shield terminal formed by this method is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 10446944
    Abstract: A system for increasing terminal electrical contact may include a first tuning fork terminal extendable on a first plane, and may include a first prong and a second prong both extending from a joined first end to respective distal ends and may form a first gap therebetween. The system may further include a second tuning fork terminal extendable on a second plane and may include a third prong and a fourth prong both extending from a joined second end to respective distal ends and may form a second gap therebetween. The first plane and the second plane may be substantially perpendicular. The distal ends of the first and second prongs may be configured to contact the second end of the second tuning fork, and the distal ends of the third and fourth prongs may be configured to contact the first end of the first tuning fork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Beckert, Jim Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10446948
    Abstract: A connector for an electronic device has a housing with a peripheral surface and guides defining first and second paths. The second path extends from a first location proximate the peripheral surface to a second location farther from the peripheral surface and closer to the first path. A magnetic contact assembly in the housing is magnetically movable along the first path between a first position for joining the connector in data communication with an adjacent connector, and a second position withdrawn from the peripheral surface. A magnet in the housing and is movable by attraction to an adjacent connector along the second path, to magnetically hold the connector to an adjacent connector. The guides are configured so that the magnet and the magnetic contact assembly magnetically bias one another inwardly along the first and second paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NANOPORT TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Jing Yin Szeto, Jeremy Zhi-Qiao Chan
  • Patent number: 10438028
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switch spring arrangement in a card reader, comprising a contact carrier which is integrated into the card reader and includes a plurality of pockets, open on one side, for accommodating holding elements of a spring contact element, and a spring contact element that has two mounting arms to be secured in the contact carrier as well as a spring arm which can be actuated by a card and is placed between the mounting arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Pascal Wolffle
  • Patent number: 10431924
    Abstract: A bus bar terminal includes an electrode connection portion that connects electrode terminals of power storage elements to each other, and a wire connection portion that is to be connected to an electrical wire, and guide portions are provided between the electrode connection portion and the wire connection portion, the guide portions guiding adhered liquid so as to fall to a position separated from the wire connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Takahashi, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda