Patents Examined by Michael F McAllister
  • Patent number: 11410940
    Abstract: A package structure includes a redistribution structure, a chip, one or more structural reinforcing elements, and a protective layer. The redistribution structure includes a first circuit layer and a second circuit layer disposed over the first circuit layer. The first circuit layer is electrically connected to the second circuit layer. The chip is disposed over the redistribution structure and electrically connected to the second circuit layer. The one or more structural reinforcing elements are disposed over the redistribution structure. The structural reinforcing element has a Young's modulus in a range of 30 to 200 GPa. The protective layer overlays the chip and a sidewall of the structural reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Unimicron Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Pu-Ju Lin, Cheng-Ta Ko, Yu-Hua Chen, Tzyy-Jang Tseng, Ra-Min Tain
  • Patent number: 11407368
    Abstract: A wire protection member includes a pipe and a protector that define a routing pathway of a wire. The protector has a body part and a cover part that are connected to each other in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of the pipe and cover an end part of the pipe. A protector-side locking part is provided at at least one of the body part or the cover part. At the pipe, a pipe-side locking part is provided that (i) when the body part and the cover part are connected, fits together with the protector-side locking part from the direction intersecting the axial direction and (ii) restricts positional deviation of the protector in a circumferential direction of the pipe and in the axial direction of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsuyama, Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11404859
    Abstract: An apparatus (10 which is to be inserted into a longitudinally extending conduit includes at least one longitudinally extending compartment (11) formed by attached the ends of a sheet of material (12) together. Another sheet of material (15) has one end attached to the compartment (11) and has compatible fastening elements (16, 17) on its opposed ends. A cable (19) may be positioned adjacent to the sheet of material (15) and it is folded around the cable (19) to form an additional compartment (18). The apparatus (10) may then be inserted into a conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: WESCO Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry L. Allen
  • Patent number: 11400874
    Abstract: A cable harness that has water-sealing properties includes a sheath that accommodates an ABS sensor cable and a parking brake cable. The ABS sensor cable and the parking brake cable branch apart at an end portion of the sheath. An integrally molded member includes, in an integrated manner, a water-sealing portion that seals the end portion of the sheath from water, and a bracket attachment portion that is attached to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Moriyuki Shimizu, Gen Nishino, Toshinari Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11398721
    Abstract: An electrical box assembly includes an electrical box structure including an interior defined by a plurality of walls with an aperture formed through one of the walls for providing access to the interior of the box structure. An aperture cover extends over the aperture. The aperture is formed from a resiliently flexible material and includes a slit forming feature for prescribing a location of a slit for selectively providing access to the interior of the electrical box structure. The resiliency of the aperture cover urges the aperture cover to a closed position of the slit to minimize air passage through the aperture cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: ALLIED MOULDED PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Zackery Walk
  • Patent number: 11398719
    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: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Edward Platt, Joseph Vincent Lopez, Vinod Manohar Shet
  • Patent number: 11390227
    Abstract: A protector includes an accommodating portion. The accommodating portion includes a bottom wall portion, a pair of side wall portions that extend from the bottom wall portion, and an opening that is open in a direction opposing to the bottom wall portion, the accommodating portion being capable of accommodating an electric wire therein. The protector further includes a regulation belt portion that is provided as an article integrally molded with the side wall portion, which is one of the pair of side wall portions, and that regulates movement of the electric wire to the outside from the opening, and a belt fastening portion that is arranged at the side wall portion, which is the other of the pair of side wall portions, and that fastens the regulation belt portion in a state in which the regulation belt portion spans between the pair of side wall portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Onodera
  • Patent number: 11394187
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes: an insulating casing; at least one internal electric part that is accommodated inside the casing and is electrically connected to a plurality of internal electric wires drawn from the inside to the outside of the casing; and a terminal block that is provided with at least one external electric part electrically connected to at least one external electric wire and is assembled into the casing outside the casing. The casing includes an accommodation member that accommodates the internal electric part, and a removable member that is attached to and detached from the accommodation member. The terminal block includes a holding member that holds the external electric part. The holding member is formed as one part integrated with the removable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Tashiro, Ryouichi Yokoyama, Atsushi Sumida, Junya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11381064
    Abstract: A conduit pull body with an elongated generally square cross-section cavity defined by two generally square ends and four generally rectangular lateral panels (front, back and two sides) in which the back and at least one of the front and two side panels are selectively removable to increase access to the cavity for pulling cabling therethrough. Where at least two of the removeable panels are adjacent, lateral access to the cavity (as represented by the longitudinal centerline) is not less than about 180 degrees, about 270 degrees where three removeable panels are adjacent. Where at least one of the front and two sides is apertured and interchangeable with a second one of the front and two sides, the pull body is convertible between Type LB, Type LL and Type LR pull bodies. On-the-job-site construction of different types of pull bodies is possible from a selection of component parts. Methods of improving cavity access and creating different pull body types are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Laurin Thomas Wilson, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11377049
    Abstract: A wiring structure of a wire harness in which a wire harness is fixed to an adhesive member laid on a surface of a roof lining of an automobile is disclosed, wherein on at least a part of a bent portion, the plurality of electric wires are sandwiched between two belt-shaped tapes in which both side edges are fixed to each other, are spread side by side in the width direction, and are attached to an adhesive surface provided on an inner surface of at least one of the two tapes, thereby providing a restraint portion in which the bundle of the electric wires is held in a flat shape, a portion excluding the restraint portion is a non-restraint portion in which the electric wires are unrestrained, and an outer surface of one of the two tapes in the restraint portion is attached to the adhesive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kisu, Hisashi Takemoto, Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11378160
    Abstract: An elongated object guiding device includes links arranged in series. Adjacent ones of the links are pivotally coupled to each other. An accommodation chamber is defined in the links. Each link includes an inner recess, an inner projection, an outer recess, and an outer projection that limit a pivoting range of the link and an adjacent link so that the links are pivoted between a straight state and a bent state. Each link includes a separating member that separates elongated objects accommodated in the accommodation chamber from each other. Each separating member is pivotally coupled to an adjacent separating member. Each separating member includes a through-hole and a sliding portion that limit a pivoting range of the separating member and an adjacent separating member so that a limit on a first side of the pivoting range is the straight state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tetsuka, Tamaki Shiki
  • Patent number: 11381063
    Abstract: An assembly, configured to be mounted on a structure, includes a duct in the form of a hollow tubular body of which an inner space defines a zone for receiving a wiring harness. The duct is flexible and includes a longitudinal slot. The assembly includes attachment lugs rigidly connected to the duct and configured to be assembled to the structure. The assembly includes, at longitudinal edges of the duct, on either side of the slot, a pair of recesses with one recess per longitudinal edge. The receiving zone is compartmentalized into two longitudinal channels by a longitudinal separator extending from a longitudinal base of the duct to the slot. The separator has a recess in the same cross-section as the pair of recesses of the duct. The assembly includes a clamping member configured to be inserted into the pair of recesses of the duct and the recess of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: LATELEC
    Inventor: Julien Mourieras
  • Patent number: 11370370
    Abstract: A wiring structure of a wire harness in which the wire harness is wired by being fixed to an adhesive member laid on a surface of a roof lining of an automobile is provided. At least a part of a plurality of electric wires constituting the wire harness in a length direction are sandwiched between two belt-shaped tapes in which both side edges in the width direction are fixed to each other, are arranged side by side in the width direction of the tapes, and are attached to an adhesive surface provided on an inner surface of at least one of the two tapes, thereby holding the bundle of the electric wires in a flat shape, and an outer surface of one of the two tapes is attached to the adhesive member, whereby the wire harness is fixed to the surface of the roof lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kisu, Hisashi Takemoto, Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11368003
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a unitary electrical conduit that includes a central conductor, a socket coupled to a first end of the central conductor, a male insert coupled to a second end of the central conductor a dielectric sheath surrounding the central conductor, and an outer conductor surrounding the dielectric sheath, wherein a substantially 90 degree bend is formed along a length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Allan Kraus, Anantha K. Subramani
  • Patent number: 11358544
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: a wire routing material including an insulation covering portion having an insulation property and a conductor having conductivity and covered with. the insulation covering portion; a water-stopping terminal disposed at at least one end of the wire routing material and having a water-stopping property; and an internal pressure adjuster including a vent disposed at a middle position of the wire routing material so as to bring the inside and the outside of the insulation covering portion into communication, and a moisture-permeable waterproof sheet covering the vent. As a result, the wire harness can appropriately achieve the water-stopping property in the entire wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Onuma
  • Patent number: 11362496
    Abstract: A supporting element for positioning a cable in a hole includes a support part, a holder part joined together with the support part, and a cable opening extending through the support part and the holder part. The support part and the holder part are made from different materials. The cable opening receives the cable. The holder part has a retention element securing the supporting element within the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Kilian, Michael Floesser, Ronny Puchner, Philipp Beese
  • Patent number: 11351937
    Abstract: A protector includes a protector main portion configured to accommodate a wire harness 100, and a second intermediate guiding portion configured to guide, to the outside, at least part of the wire harness 100 accommodated in the protector main portion. In the protector main portion, an outer face 23a of a side wall portion 23 of the protector main portion includes a fastener base 40 on which the wire harness 100 guided from the second intermediate guiding portion can be fastened with a cable tie B. The fastener base 40 has a placement face 41 on which the wire harness 100 is placed, the placement face being a flat face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Onodera
  • Patent number: 11351938
    Abstract: A cable supporting device for articulated vehicles, designed for installing in an intercommunicating compartment between two adjacent cabins of an articulated vehicle, including at least one cable-holder element, defining internally at least one channel for housing at least one cable, two anchoring plates connected or connectable to respective ends of the cable-holder element and each configured for stable mounting to a different end portion of the articulated vehicle, and at least one connecting element, positioned for connecting between at least one end of the cable-holder element and the respective anchoring plate. In particular, the connecting element is configured to allow a reciprocal movement, between the respective end of the cable-holder element and the respective anchoring plate, at least about two axes of rotation which are not parallel to each other and preferably perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: P.E.I. PROTEZIONI ELABORAZIONI INDUSTRIALI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Michele Benedetti, Vittorio Mardegan
  • Patent number: 11338745
    Abstract: A holder including a tubular main body that includes a pair of split bodies, and a hinge that couples the pair of split bodies so that the pair of split bodies can be opened and closed, the tubular main body being configured to be inserted into the tube; and a pair of projections that each have a press surface to be pressed against by an ejector pin, and are respectively formed protruding radially outward from outer circumferential surfaces of the pair of split bodies, wherein the pair of projections are formed so that when the pair of split bodies are opened with the hinge used as a pivot point, the pair of projections come into contact with each other before the outer circumferential surfaces of the pair of split bodies come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Nakai
  • Patent number: 11342646
    Abstract: In some aspects, a flexible cable may comprise: a flexible strip with first and second parallel surfaces and first and second ends, said flexible strip being electrically insulating; a metal stripline within said flexible strip; first and second metallic grounding planes on said first and second surfaces, respectively; and a first circuit board mechanically attached to at least one of said first end of said flexible strip and said first and second metallic grounding planes at said first end, said first circuit board being mechanically stiff, said metal stripline being electrically connected to electrical circuitry on said first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Rigetti & Co, LLC
    Inventors: Tristan Ossama El Bouayadi, Damon Stuart Russell, Jean-Philip Paquette, Saniya Vilas Deshpande