Patents Examined by Kyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10236102
    Abstract: A lightning arrester is disclosed. The lightning arrester comprises a housing, a body partially disposed in the housing, a cap disposed at a first end of the housing, and an elastic element compressed between the cap and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaopeng Ren, Lizhang Yang, Rong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10224391
    Abstract: A compact and refined chip resistor, with which a plurality of types of required resistance values can be accommodated readily with the same design structure, was desired. The chip resistor is arranged to have a resistor network on a substrate. The resistor network includes a plurality of resistor bodies arrayed in a matrix and having an equal resistance value. A plurality of types of resistance units are respectively arranged by one or a plurality of the resistor bodies being connected electrically. The plurality of types of resistance units are connected in a predetermined mode using connection conductor films and fuse films. By selectively fusing a fuse film, a resistance unit can be electrically incorporated into the resistor network or electrically separated from the resistor network to make the resistance value of the resistor network the required resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tamagawa, Yasuhiro Kondo, Yasuhiro Fuwa, Hiroyuki Okada, Eiji Nukaga, Katsuya Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10217582
    Abstract: A method of creating a switch, comprising disposing a switching element movably within an interior cavity of the switch to define first and second positions along a switching axis of the switching element, disposing a biasing element about the switching element to impart a biasing force to the switching element to place the switching element in one of the first and second positions until an external force imparted to the switching element exceeds the biasing force to cause the switching element to move to the other position, disposing a biasing force-adjusting element in cooperative engagement with the biasing element such that a magnitude of the biasing force is adjustable, and coupling a conductive contact to the switching element to define a first switching state when the switching element is in the first position and a second switching state when the switching element is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin W. Smith
  • Patent number: 10211608
    Abstract: Levering-in systems, particularly suitable for electrical apparatus such as switchgears, have a motor that can drive a drive shaft during a powered operation and include a mechanical coupling assembly that can physically disconnect or decouple the drive shaft from a drivetrain coupled to the motor to allow manual levering-in with a reduced user crank force and/or to inhibit damage to components of the motorized drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Cory Robert Weeks, David Andrew Schreiber, Hongbin N. Wang, Raymond Peter Gundy, II, Bryant-Douglas Harris
  • Patent number: 10210970
    Abstract: Control of electrical conductivity is provided via electrically conductive magnetic domain walls between magnetic domains. The magnetic domains are identical except for their magnetic configuration. Altering a configuration of the magnetic domains (e.g., by thermal treatment, application of a magnetic field, etc.) can alter the electrical resistance of a device. Such devices can be used as non-volatile information storage devices or as sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, RIKEN
    Inventors: Yue Ma, Yongtao Cui, Kentaro Ueda, Jun Fujioka, Yoshinori Tokura, Zhixun Shen, Robert B. Laughlin
  • Patent number: 10204721
    Abstract: A resistor element includes a base substrate, a resistor layer disposed on one surface of the base substrate, a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer disposed on the resistor layer to be spaced apart from each other, a third electrode layer disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer to be spaced apart from the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, a conductive resin electrode disposed on at least one end of the third electrode layer, and first to third plating layers disposed on the first to third electrode layers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Key Kim, Jea Hoon Lee, Jung Min Nam, Hae In Kim
  • Patent number: 10204722
    Abstract: An electronic component and a method for producing an electrical component are disclosed. In an embodiment, the electronic component includes a functional body having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface faces away from the first surface, and a contact electrically linked to the first surface, the contact having an edge region and a central region, wherein the functional body has a first electrical resistance between the first surface and the second surface in a first functional body portion, which overlaps the edge region of the contact as viewed in a plan view of the electronic component, that is greater than a second electrical resistance between the first surface and the second surface in a second functional body portion, which overlaps the central region of the contact as viewed in a plan view of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Franz Rinner, Yongli Wang
  • Patent number: 10192659
    Abstract: Provided is a chip resistor in which cracks, fracture, etc. can be surely prevented from occurring due to thermal stress in solder bonding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KOA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Akahane, Shinsuke Chihara
  • Patent number: 10192658
    Abstract: In order to provide a chip resistor which has wide and flat terminal electrodes in its front surface and which has high connection reliability between front electrodes and the terminal electrodes, a chip resistor according to the present invention includes: an insulating substrate 1 shaped like a cuboid; a pair of front electrodes 2 provided on lengthwise opposite edge portions of a front surface of the insulating substrate 1; a resistor body 3 provided between the front electrodes 2; an insulating protection layer 4 covering entire surfaces of the front electrodes 2 and the resistor body 3; and a pair of terminal electrodes 5 provided on lengthwise opposite end surfaces of the insulating substrate 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Matsumoto, Kotaro Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 10176909
    Abstract: An electronic component module with leads includes an electronic component including terminal electrodes at both ends of the electronic component body, and first and second leads including metal wires covered with insulating members and arranged side-by-side, the first and second leads are electrically connected to the terminal electrodes, wherein exposed metal wire portions where the metal wires are exposed respectively from the first and second leads are provided on joint surfaces of the first and second leads on a same side and used to join to the terminal electrodes, the exposed metal wire portion of the first lead and the exposed metal wire portion of the second lead are spaced apart from each other by a predetermined interval in a lead length direction, the terminal electrodes are electrically connected to the metal wire exposed portions of the first and second leads, respectively, by solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Zhou, Yoshimitsu Hamuro, Shuji Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10163552
    Abstract: A rotary variable resistor includes a resistance circuit module, a fixation frame, a brush assembly and a rotor shaft. The resistance circuit module has a circuit board, an output circuit, three input circuits and a resistance ring. The output circuit includes a brush contact port having an annular brush contact area and an output port extending out from the brush contact port. Each input circuit has a resistor contact end and an input port. The three resistor contact ends are evenly annularly separated. The resistance ring co-axially and annularly spaced to the brush contact port contacts the resistor contact ends. The fixation frame is fixedly mounted on the resistance circuit module. The brush assembly rotatably restrained by the fixation frame bridges the annular brush contact area and the resistance ring. The rotor shaft for driving the brush assembly is connected with the brush assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN ALPHA ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tzu-Hsuan Huang, Wei-Liang Liu, Chien-Chih Ho
  • Patent number: 10163553
    Abstract: Provided is a resistor including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a resistive element disposed between the first and second electrodes. Each of the first and second electrodes includes a main electrode portion and a narrow electrode portion with a narrower width than that of the main electrode portion. The resistive element is disposed between the two narrow electrode portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kameko, Kosuke Arai, Tadahiko Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10157698
    Abstract: In a metal plate resistor, the bonded surface between the resistance body and the electrode can be prevented from peeling off. The metal plate resistor comprises a resistance body; an electrode consisting of metal material having a higher conductivity than the resistance body, and the electrode bonded with the resistance body; a recessed portion formed in an end face of the electrode on a side bonded with the resistance body; and a fixation hole formed in the electrode for inserting a bolt; wherein an end portion of the resistance body is fitted into the recessed portion in the electrode. The recessed portion is provided with wall portions on both sides in a width direction of the resistance body, and in a direction substantially perpendicular to a penetration direction of the fixation hole. The recessed portion is opened to an end face and a first surface of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Nakamura, Kenji Kameko
  • Patent number: 10157699
    Abstract: A resistor element includes a base substrate, a resistor layer disposed on one surface of the base substrate, a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer disposed on the resistor layer to be spaced apart from each other, a third electrode layer disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer to be spaced apart from the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, a conductive resin electrode disposed on at least one end of the third electrode layer, and first to third plating layers disposed on the first to third electrode layers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Key Kim, Jea Hoon Lee, Jung Min Nam, Hae In Kim
  • Patent number: 10153074
    Abstract: A support module (10) for polarization resistors of an on-load tap changer comprises:—a supporting region (11) for at least one polarization resistor; —a first joint region (13); —a second joint region (14) which is compatible with the first joint region. A support frame (19) for polarization resistors of an on-load tap changer comprises:—two such support modules which are joined by virtue of the second joint region of the first support module bearing at least partially against the first joint region of the second support module. A fastening element (24) for polarization resistors (22) comprises:—two electrically conductive accommodating sections (25), which each have an accommodating opening (27) for one of the ends (23) of a polarization resistor (22);—an electrically conductive connecting section (26), which connects the two accommodating sections (25) mechanically and electrically to one another;—a first piece (28.1), which comprises the first accommodating section (25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Hiltner, Thomas Schuster, Moritz Bengler
  • Patent number: 10147525
    Abstract: A PTC circuit protection device includes a PTC polymer material and two electrodes attached to the PTC polymer material. The PTC polymer material includes a polymer matrix and a particulate conductive filler dispersed in the polymer matrix. The polymer matrix is made from a polymer composition that contains a non-grafted polyolefin. The conductive filler includes tungsten carbide particles having a total carbon content that is less than 6.0 wt % based on the total weight of the tungsten carbide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fuzetec Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jack Jih-Sang Chen, Chang-Hung Jiang
  • Patent number: 10147526
    Abstract: A sliding variable resistor includes a sliding base, a first supporting pole, two buffering members, a substrate, a casing assembly, an anchoring plate, a driving member, a driven member, a belt, and a belt guard. The sliding base includes two first through hole and at least one variable resistor sheet. The first supporting pole is inserted into the two first through hole. The first supporting pole has its two ends abut against the first buffering seats, respectively. The substrate is engaged with the two buffering members. The two buffering members are arranged in the casing assembly. The anchoring plate is fixedly arranged on the casing assembly. The belt is engaged with the driving member and the driven member, respectively. The belt guard is fastened to the sliding base, and is engaged with the belt. As such, the sliding base, while sliding, can have an improved smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FORWARD ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Hao Chung, Chun-Lin Huang, Hsiu-Chen Li
  • Patent number: 10148079
    Abstract: A circuit protection device includes a metal oxide varistor (MOV), a spring terminal and a thermal disconnect coupling the spring terminal to the MOV. A gas discharge tube (GDT) is coupled to the MOV. The spring terminal is biased such that upon occurrence of an overvoltage condition, heat generated by the MOV melts the thermal disconnect and allows the spring terminal to be displaced away from the MOV, thereby creating an opening circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dongguan Littelfuse Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen Yang, Hailang Tang, Yanjing Xiao
  • Patent number: 10147524
    Abstract: A resistor includes a substantially cylindrical resistive element having a resistance of less than about 1 m?, a substantially cylindrical first termination electrically connected to the resistive element and a second termination electrically connected to the resistive element. The substantially cylindrical first termination is hollow to allow for accepting a connection such as from a battery cable. In addition there may be sense leads present on the resistor. A method of forming a substantially cylindrical resistor includes forming a hollow cylindrical resistor body by rolling a flat sheet comprising a resistive element and a first termination and a second termination joined on opposite ends of the resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VISHAY DALE ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Clark L. Smith, Joel J. Smejkal, David Lange, Thomas L. Bertsch, Steve Hendricks, Rod Brune
  • Patent number: 10141116
    Abstract: A composite electronic component includes a capacitor device and a resistor device disposed on one another in a heightwise direction. The capacitor device includes a capacitor body, a first external electrode, and a second external electrode. The resistor device includes a base portion, a resistor body, a first upper surface conductor, a second upper surface conductor, a first lower surface conductor, a second lower surface conductor, a first end surface connection conductor, and a second end surface connection conductor. An upper surface of the base portion of the resistor device faces a lower surface of the capacitor body of the capacitor device, the first upper surface conductor and the first external electrode are electrically connected, and the second upper surface conductor and the second external electrode are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Shinichiro Kuroiwa