Patents Examined by Keith Depew
  • Patent number: 10349539
    Abstract: An electrical center for distributing electrical power to an electrical system of a vehicle and a method of manufacture the same is described herein. The electrical center includes a printed circuit board structure having a first printed circuit board (PCB) section angularly arranged with respect to a second PCB section. The printed circuit board structure includes a flexible connection element integrally formed with the first and second PCB sections forming a printed circuit extending from the first to second PCB section. The electrical center also includes a first plurality of electrical terminals extending perpendicularly from a first major surface of the first PCB section and a second plurality of electrical terminals extending perpendicularly from a second major surface of the second PCB section. The first major surface is angularly arranged at about a ninety degree angle relative to the second major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Naiki A. Reynoso Galvan, Rodrigo Villanueva Ponce, Christopher Alan Brandon
  • Patent number: 10349567
    Abstract: The invention relates to an EMI gasket for mounting on a wall of a housing of an electrical appliance. The gasket includes a plurality of elements arranged in a row wherein two adjacent elements are interconnected by connection pieces. At least one of the elements includes a clamping section for clamping the device onto the housing and a shielding section to perform the shielding function. According to the invention, at least one element further includes a snapping member which serves as a barb for latching into a recess within the wall of the housing where the gasket is to be installed such that the gasket is locked on the wall thereby preventing unintentional movement of the gasket or even that the gasket is slipping off of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILAND) PUBLIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sven Allenberg
  • Patent number: 10345876
    Abstract: Computing device manufacturers are often driven to minimize power supply capabilities supplied with a device to that required to operate the device. The disclosed computing devices include a system chassis and a removable power module. The removable power module includes a power supply that rectifies received AC power to a quantity of DC power sufficient to operate both the removable power module and the system chassis. The removable power module may also include a performance enhancing component that may be used to upgrade the performance of the device. As each removable power module includes the power supply for the entire device, the power supply within each removable power module may be tailored to provide the power necessary to operate both the removable power module and the system chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Daly, Michael Grassi
  • Patent number: 10342163
    Abstract: A data center cooling system includes a plurality of server racks aligned within a row in a human-occupiable workspace of a data center, the server racks supporting a plurality of heat-generating computing devices; a warm air aisle positioned adjacent the server racks opposite the human-occupiable workspace and including a warm air inlet adjacent to a back side of the row of server racks and a warm air outlet in fluid communication with a warm air plenum; a plurality of cooling modules each including at least one fan and a cooling coil; and a controller to perform operations including controlling the plurality of fans in the plurality of cooling modules to operate at a specified fan speed, and controlling a plurality of valves fluidly coupled to the plurality of cooling coils in the plurality of cooling modules to modulate to a specified valve position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eehern J. Wong, Pascal Kam, Thomas R. Kowalski, Ron Drew
  • Patent number: 10331247
    Abstract: A novel functional panel, a novel device, or a novel data processor is provided. A structure in which a first plane, a second plane that is opposite the first plane, and a neutral plane between the first plane and the second plane are provided and a portion of a functional layer having a thickness greater than or equal to half of the thickness of the functional layer is in a region between the first plane and the neutral plane was conceived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Jinbo, Akio Endo
  • Patent number: 10321617
    Abstract: An arrangement for high voltage components located in a motor vehicle, which has a housing for receiving the high voltage components, is completely lockable, conductive and suitable for electromagnetically screening the high voltage components. The housing has openings for electromagnetically compatibly connecting electrical lines to the high voltage components. The housing consists of plastic material which has been rendered electrically conductive by the addition of metallic particles, and has at least on one of its walls at least one support element for the same. The housing is manufactured of the plastic material filled with metallic particles by injection molding, in the shape being adapted to the spatial configurations of the location of mounting in the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Claudius Gruner, Marina Hoch
  • Patent number: 10310570
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10310571
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10310561
    Abstract: A portable device includes a device case, and an inner case arranged in the device case. The inner case includes a first frame arranged in the device case, a second frame arranged in parallel with the first frame in the device case, a coupling part configured to couple the first frame and the second frame, and a buffer member provided at the coupling part and configured to buffer shock to be applied to the first frame and the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromasu Meguro, Yasunori Chiba, Shinya Okumura
  • Patent number: 10302982
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit having a display panel, a display unit housing having a boxlike shape and accommodating a part of the display unit, a panel holder holding the display panel and engaged with the display unit housing, a driving circuit board driving the display panel and disposed on an outer surface of a bottom plate of the display unit housing, a connection film connecting the driving circuit board and the display panel, a frame body covering a peripheral portion of the display unit in a front view and a portion of the display unit in a side view, and a rib provided on the panel holder and in contact with a portion, which covers the portion of the display unit, of the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10306783
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first housing including a first surface and a second surface, a second housing including a third surface and a fourth side, a folding portion, a flexible display disposed on the first surface and the third surface across the folding portion, and a hinge including a first planar portion disposed on the second surface, a second planar portion disposed on the fourth side, and a hinge center portion, wherein a first configuration where the folding portion is unfolded and the first housing and the second housing are parallel, and wherein a second configuration where the folding portion is folded and the first planar portion is at least partially inserted into the first housing and the second planar portion is at least partially inserted into the second housing and the first housing and the second housing are parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jooho Seo, Dong Hun Kim, Seonkeun Park, Jinie Ryu
  • Patent number: 10303213
    Abstract: Systems and methods for auto-aligning protruding connectors in docking interfaces are described. In some embodiments, a docking interface may include a male portion comprising: a first magnetic device, a second magnetic device disposed across from the first magnetic device, and a guidepost disposed between the first magnetic device and the second magnetic device, where the guidepost comprises a third magnetic device. The docking interface may also include a female portion comprising a fourth magnetic device and a fifth magnetic device disposed across from the fourth magnetic device leaving a gap between the fourth magnetic device and the fifth magnetic device, where the gap is configured to receive the guidepost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Bradford Edward Vier, Timothy M. Radloff
  • Patent number: 10296211
    Abstract: An apparatus for a foldable electronic device and a method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a foldable display module for an electronic computing device. The foldable display module includes a left display module portion that is foldable relative to a right display module portion. The apparatus further includes a foldable input module for the electronic computing device. The foldable input module includes a left input portion that is foldable relative to a right input portion. The apparatus further includes a connector that pivotally connects the foldable display module to the foldable input module such that the foldable display module is capable of pivotally opening and closing relative to the foldable input module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Jianyu Chen
  • Patent number: 10296048
    Abstract: A portable electronic device, including a first unit, a second unit and a hinge structure, is disclosed. The first unit includes a first display portion, a first back portion and a first receiving groove disposed on the first back portion. The second unit includes a second display portion and a second back portion selectively stacked with the first back portion. The hinge structure is disposed in the first receiving groove of the first unit and includes a fixing element disposed in the first receiving groove, a sliding element slidably disposed on the fixing element and a rotary element disposed on an outer side of the sliding element, wherein the second unit is pivoted to the rotary element via the second back portion. In this way, the hinge structure will not protrude outside the first and second units when the portable electronic device is in the folded status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Jer Wang, Yi Cheng Lin, I-Cheng Chuang, Chi-Hung Lin, Kuan-Ku Kuo
  • Patent number: 10289169
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corportion
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10292283
    Abstract: Devices with PCB engaging portions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a device may include: (1) a first cover comprising a base portion and a plurality of lateral portions, a first one of the lateral portions comprising a first notch; and (2) a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a first engaging portion engageable to the first notch, the PCB positioned at an angle with respect to the base portion of the first cover when the first engaging portion is engaged to the first notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Chieh Lin, Chih Chang Chou
  • Patent number: 10289170
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10255221
    Abstract: A memory card provided with a communication function has a substrate having a first mounting surface and a second mounting surface on a side opposite to the first mounting surface, a memory chip mounted on the first mounting surface or the second mounting surface, a proximity wireless communication circuit on the first mounting surface or the second mounting surface, a circuit pattern which is disposed on at least one of a first area of the first mounting surface and a second area of the second mounting surface located opposite to the first area, the substrate being between the first area and the second area, and which is connected with the memory chip and the proximity wireless communication circuit, and a chip antenna mounted on a third area of the first mounting surface or a fourth area of the second mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeto Endo
  • Patent number: 10254796
    Abstract: An electronic device with a large display region and improved portability is provided. An electronic device with improved reliability is provided. The information processing device includes a first film, a second film, a panel substrate, and at least a first housing. The panel substrate has flexibility and includes a display region. The first film has visible light transmittance and flexibility, and the second film has flexibility. The first housing includes a first slit, the panel substrate includes a region interposed between the first film and the second film, the first slit is configured to store the region, and one or more of the panel substrate, the first film, and the second film can slide along the first slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Isa, Akio Endo, Yosuke Tsukamoto, Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 10228733
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok