Patents Examined by Michael F McAllister
  • Patent number: 11958420
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a wiring member, an exterior member through which the wiring member is inserted, and a protector that is fixed to a vehicle and holds the exterior member. The protector includes a holding member that holds the exterior member, a fixing member that is fixed to the vehicle, and a tubular member that is formed in a tubular shape and on which the holding member and the fixing member are disposed. At least one of the holding member or the fixing member includes a columnar structure that is formed in a columnar shape and is slidingly fittable into the tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Enomoto, Tomokazu Kato, Yoshio Shionome, Shinichi Tadokoro
  • Patent number: 11955254
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods of manufacture and implementations of hybrid separators for data cables having conductive and non-conductive or metallic and non-metallic portions, and data cables including such hybrid separators. A hybrid separator comprising one or more conductive portions and one or more non-conductive portions may be positioned within a data cable between adjacent pairs of twisted insulated and shielded or unshielded conductors so as to provide physical and electrical separation of the conductors. The position and extent (laterally and longitudinally) of each conductive portion and each non-conductive portion may be selected for optimum performance of the data cable, including attenuation or rejection of cross talk, reduction of return loss, increase of stability, and control of impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Belden, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Kusuma, Bill Clark, Alice Albrinck
  • Patent number: 11951916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcement part (1) for reinforcing a vehicle component, comprising a structural wall (3) enclosing walls of a ribbing structure (5), the reinforcement part having a first side region (6) allowing a first load portion to pass through and a second side region (7) allowing a second load portion to pass through, wherein the first load portion represents the largest load portion, characterized in that at the second side region, the walls of the ribbing structure are provided with cut-outs (8), the structural wall at the second side region being shaped to at least partially cover the contours (9) of the cut-outs, wherein a continuously shaped cut-out (10) is formed in the structural wall for cabling (11), whereas the walls of the ribbing structure at the first side region are free from cut-outs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Davy Wilhelmus Anna Brands, Ilona Maria Francois Grond-Soons
  • Patent number: 11945392
    Abstract: A metal-fixing material feedthrough for at least one of an airbag igniter or a belt pre-tensioner includes a main body having a through opening formed therein and at least one metal pin fused into the through opening in a vitreous or glass ceramic fixing material. A surface of the vitreous or glass ceramic fixing material is a freely fused surface and lies in a same plane as an end face of the at least one metal pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Ranftl, Thomas Pfeiffer-Landshut, Susumu Nishiwaki, Ondrej Rousek
  • Patent number: 11936171
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for providing and installing electrical wire connector clamps that may be inserted into knockout holes from the inside of an electrical box or panel, that are capable of holding multiple wires or cables, that may be run through the connector before it is slotted into the hole, and that use only a minimal amount of interior space of the electrical box or panel. Embodiments of the present invention include semi-cylindrical units that may be folded together around one or more wires for secure engagement with the wires and with a knockout hole of an electrical box or panel. Embodiments may be used in new construction, and to replace existing connector clamps in an electrical box or panel from the inside without damaging the walls surrounding the box or panel, in order to securely hold wires in an electrical box or panel, add new wire(s), hold multiple wires, and/or increase available space inside the box or panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Genwire LLC
    Inventors: James Henry Finn, III, Fraser McKay
  • Patent number: 11935671
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to a cable configured for high current applications. The cable includes a conducting member having a conductor surrounded by an insulating layer, and a cooling conduit having a tubular portion and a coolant. The coolant is configured to flow within the tubular portion to cool the conductor. The conducting member is spiral wound around the cooling conduit along a length of the cooling conduit to increase a contact area between the conducting member and the cooling conduit to thereby improve a transfer of heat from the conducting member to the cooling conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guan Che Ting, Jacob F. Gowan, Venus K. Garg, Tyson B. Manullang
  • Patent number: 11923109
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a grommet formed of a polymeric material and adapted for securing a cable within a cable hanger. The grommet includes a main body having a generally cylindrical profile surrounding an interior cavity, the main body further having a length, a thickness, and a longitudinal axis, a slot extending the length of the main body which provides an entry point for the cable to be inserted into the interior cavity, a plurality of flex retention members extending into the interior cavity configured to grip and secure the cable within the interior cavity, and one or more grip enhancement features residing between an inner surface of the main body and the flex retention members. The grip enhancement features are configured to provide additional support to the flex retention members when a cable is inserted into the interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Aviral Joshi
  • Patent number: 11925099
    Abstract: A flexible substrate, a manufacturing method thereof, and a flexible display device are provided. The method includes: step S10, forming a first aerogel layer with a cross-linked structure and a nanoporous structure on a substrate; step S20: forming an inorganic layer on the first aerogel layer; step S30, forming a second flexible substrate layer on the first aerogel layer, and allowing the second flexible substrate layer to cover the inorganic layer; and step S40, peeling the first aerogel layer, the inorganic layer, and the second flexible substrate layer from the substrate to form the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Linshuang Li
  • Patent number: 11916240
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes: an electrode assembly including electrode sheets and a separator interposed between the electrode sheets; a pouch-like battery casing in which the electrode assembly is received; an electrode lead connected to the electrode assembly and protruding out from the battery casing; and a lead film covering the electrode lead and interposed between the electrode lead and the battery casing, wherein the lead film includes an outer layer covering the electrode lead and an inner layer disposed inside of the outer layer, and the inner layer includes a material having a higher air permeability as compared to the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun-Hee Lim, Sang-Hun Kim, Min-Hyeong Kang, Hyung-Kyun Yu
  • Patent number: 11898621
    Abstract: A wire guide device A includes a wire guide body 15 that is formed by coupling a plurality of link members 17 in series such that the link members 17 can rotate relative to each other, and inside which an accommodation space 16 for a wire W is formed. The link member 17 includes a link body 20 and a lid 31. The link body 20 is provided with an opening 29 through which the accommodation space 16 is open toward the outside of the wire guide body 15. The lid 31 is locked to the link body 20 and thereby closes the opening 29. The openings 29 and the lids 31 are arranged on surfaces of the link members 17 that are located on an inner side of a curved portion of the wire guide body 15 when the wire guide body 15 is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Isoda, Hiroki Uno
  • Patent number: 11894644
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of adapter devices, and in particular to an adapter shell and an adapter. The adapter shell, used for providing a circuit board, comprises: a first shell, a second shell and a sliding plate. The first shell comprises a first bottom plate and a first annular lateral plate. The second shell comprises a second bottom plate and a second annular lateral plate. The sliding plate is movably connected to the second bottom plate, and the sliding plate and the second annular lateral plate are respectively positioned on two sides of the second bottom plate. The first annular lateral plate and the second annular lateral plate are detachably connected to each other in a sleeved manner to form a placing cavity for providing the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Guangdong Gopod Group Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhuowen Liao
  • Patent number: 11895815
    Abstract: Cables, cable connectors, and support structures for cantilever package and/or cable attachment may be fabricated using additive processes, such as a coldspray technique, for integrated circuit assemblies. In one embodiment, cable connectors may be additively fabricated directly on an electronic substrate. In another embodiment, seam lines of cables and/or between cables and cable connectors may be additively fused. In a further embodiment, integrated circuit assembly attachment and/or cable attachment support structures may be additively formed on an integrated circuit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Georgios Dogiamis, Adel Elsherbini, Feras Eid
  • Patent number: 11887752
    Abstract: A design is presented for a structured cable suitable for carrying a large electric current in a cable-in-conduit comprising an assembly of rectangular stacks of thin superconducting tapes, with provisions for mechanical support of large mechanical stress and cross-flow of cooling fluid capable of removing large amounts of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: The Texas A&M University System, Accelerator Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Peter McIntyre, John Scott Rogers
  • Patent number: 11887784
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multilayer ceramic capacitor. A plurality of active electrodes may be arranged within a monolithic body of the capacitor and parallel with a longitudinal direction. A first shield electrode may be arranged within the monolithic body and parallel with the longitudinal direction. The first shield electrode may be connected with a first external terminal. The first shield electrode may have a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge that are each aligned with the lateral direction and face away from the first external terminal. The second longitudinal edge may be offset in the longitudinal direction from the first longitudinal edge by a shield electrode offset distance. A second shield electrode may be connected with a second external terminal. The second shield electrode may be approximately aligned with the first shield electrode in the Z-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation
    Inventors: Marianne Berolini, Jeffrey A. Horn, Richad C. VanAlstine
  • Patent number: 11888299
    Abstract: Provided is a wiring member that can be held in a bent state more reliably even if a reaction force is large. A wiring member includes a cable including a bent portion that is routed along a bent path, and a bracket including a holding portion for holding the cable and a vehicle fixing portion that protrudes outward of the holding portion, and the holding portion includes a bend holding portion for holding the bent portion of the cable, and the bend holding portion includes an inner wall portion located on an inner circumferential side of the cable, and an outer wall portion located on an outer circumferential side of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironobu Yamamoto, Kyungwoo Kim, Toshinari Kobayashi, Yukitoshi Terasaka, Moriyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11881693
    Abstract: A wire guide device includes a first divided part and a second divided part that can be combined in a width direction. In a combined state, the first divided part and the second divided part form an insertion hole 19 through which a wire passes in a direction intersecting the width direction. One end of the insertion hole is open toward a cable guide, and the other end of the insertion hole is open upward. The upper side of the insertion hole is covered by upper walls of the first divided part and the second divided part. The upper walls of the first divided part and the second divided part are formed in the width direction, are abutted against each other, and include upper guide portions that restrict displacement in a direction orthogonal to the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Isoda, Katsuhiko Sato, Hiroki Uno
  • Patent number: 11876359
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a technique capable of holding a wiring member in a bended state. A wiring member integrated module includes: a wiring member, a first base member including an arrangement target part holding a part of the wiring member; and a second base member whose state can be changed from a first state where a part of the wiring member extending from the arrangement target part is held on an extension of the arrangement target part to a second state where the part is held in a bended state with respect to the arrangement target part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Yamaguchi, Housei Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11876363
    Abstract: A unitary molded audio/video cable holder is disclosed that is easily linked to similar cable holders using ends that cooperate in a male/female relationship. Each cable holder comprises rows of recesses that each hold a cable and include retention structures to releasably hold the cables in their respective recess. The holders further may include windows adjacent the recesses to receive a zip tie to keep the cables in the holder where the cables care moved, twisted, or otherwise subjected to forces that would otherwise pull the cables from the holder. The capability of the holders of the present invention to interlock and expand allows the invention to hold an unlimited number of cables easily and safely. Fastener bores facilitate the holders being mounted to a wall or other flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Eric Wilfred Moore
  • Patent number: 11874303
    Abstract: A power semiconductor module includes: an electrically insulative frame having opposite mounting sides and a border wall that defines a periphery of the frame; a substrate seated in the frame; power semiconductor dies attached to the substrate; signal pins attached to the substrate and electrically connected to the power semiconductor dies; a busbar attached to the substrate and extending through the border wall; a receptacle in the border wall configured to receive a current sensor module and that exposes part of the busbar, the exposed part of the busbar having an opening; and a rotation bar jutting out from a sidewall of the receptacle and onto the exposed part of the busbar without obstructing the opening in the busbar, wherein the rotation bar forms an axis of rotation within the receptacle. A power electronic assembly that incorporates the power semiconductor module and corresponding method of production are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Tomas Manuel Reiter, Christoph Koch, Dietmar Spitzer
  • Patent number: 11870226
    Abstract: A conduit outlet assembly for a rigid metal conduit raceway of an electrical system is provided. A conduit outlet assembly includes a gasket, a gripping ring, and a condulet assembly. The gasket is sized to circumscribe an outer surface of a rigid metal conduit of the rigid metal conduit raceway. The gripping ring is sized to circumscribe the outer surface of the rigid metal conduit. The condulet assembly is sized to receive the rigid metal conduit, and includes an adapter and a condulet. The adapter includes a compression section and a coupling section, wherein the compression section is sized to receive the rigid metal conduit with the gasket and the gripping ring disposed thereon. The condulet is sized to receive the coupling section of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Edward Platt, Joseph Vincent Lopez, Vinod Manohar Shet