Patents Examined by Nader J Alhawamdeh
  • Patent number: 12009617
    Abstract: A fixation device for fixing a contact element within a connector. The device includes a housing defining a contact element receptacle for receiving a contact element and a support face defining a deflection surface for supporting the contact element within the housing, and a clamping device for clamping the contact element in the contact element receptacle with a clamping force directed in a clamping direction. The deflection surface is oriented at an angle relative to the clamping direction such that it deflects a component or portion of the clamping force acting upon the contact element in a direction transverse to the clamping direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schmitt, Jens Nickel, Walter Saenger, Christian Gregor, Martin Listing, Rolf Jetter, Christoph Kosmalski, Wolfgang Balles
  • Patent number: 12002938
    Abstract: A battery rack includes a plurality of battery modules stacked on each other in a vertical direction; a rack case configured to accommodate the plurality of battery modules; and at least one firewall provided to at least one of both side surfaces of the rack case to prevent flame and heat from propagating toward an adjacent battery rack when a fire occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventors: Jae-Min Yoo, Jeong-O Mun, Eun-Gyu Shin, Yoon-Koo Lee
  • Patent number: 11996653
    Abstract: A contact arrangement with a flat contact element with an upper side and an underside, the thickness of which decreases toward three of its edges from the upper side to the underside, and with a connecting element, which is electrically and mechanically connected to the contact element and is further away from the underside of the contact element than from its upper side. Also disclosed is a device with a base plate and a contact arrangement arranged thereon and a conductor track, which is formed on the contact element and a region of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Baur, Andreas Bernhardt
  • Patent number: 11993114
    Abstract: A cable system for a truck trailer for reducing the number and/or size of wiring in a commercial trailer cable system from seven to four, three, or two, while also facilitating bidirectional communication with all connected electronic devices in the trailer. The cable system has a ground cable, a power cable, and zero, one or two additional communication cables that may carry analog and/or digital communications between the control circuit and components of the trailer such as turn signal lamps, brake lamps, backup cameras, environmental sensors, and the like. A transformer for increasing the voltage on the power cable is disclosed, allowing the power and ground cables to be smaller without reducing power delivered to the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Grote Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Slade, Sankalp Pampattiwar, Cesar Perez-Bolivar
  • Patent number: 11996649
    Abstract: A recessed D-subminiature connector assembly, and device with D-subminiature connector assembly, with flush mount cover connector is disclosed. The D-subminiature connector assembly may include a flush panel mount solution when using a D-Sub connector that allows the dust cover or cap to be in the same plane as the external side of the panel it is mounted to. The D-subminiature connector assembly also includes a panel-side interface flange sized to receive the second side of the D-shaped connector so a surface of the second side of the D-Shaped connector is parallel to, and recessed from, a plane of the panel-side interface flange and thus recessed from an opening of a panel of a device to which the connector assembly is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Scott Carpenter
  • Patent number: 11984613
    Abstract: A battery pack includes battery cell having a discharge valve opened when an internal pressure exceeds a set pressure, and case housing battery cell. Case has opening, and opening is blocked by porous plate made of resin. Porous plate has a plurality of through-holes, an expansion gap of a discharge gas is formed by stacking a plurality of the porous plates, through-holes provided in each of porous plates are arranged at non-facing positions not facing through-holes provided in adjacent another porous plate, and the discharge gas of the discharge valve passes through through-holes provided in porous plates and the expansion gap and is discharged to an outside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Takeaki Wakabayashi, Kensaku Takeda
  • Patent number: 11969019
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of coils which have different numbers of windings and generate an alternating magnetic field when alternating current is applied; a susceptor for generating an aerosol by heating adjacent aerosol-generating substrates using heat generated through the alternating magnetic fields generated from the plurality of coils; and a controller for controlling a predetermined alternating current to be supplied to each of the plurality of coils, wherein the controller controls a first portion and a second portion of the susceptor to be heated differentially by alternating current supplied to the plurality of coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seung Won Lee, Sang Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 11973291
    Abstract: A first connector includes a first terminal member having a tip side extending in a first direction X1, a first connector housing for holding the first terminal member, and a slide member to be held in the first connector housing. The first connector housing includes a protecting portion for covering the first terminal member except a part on a side in a second direction Y1 orthogonal to the first direction X1, out of surrounding sides orthogonal to the first direction X1, a first opening open in the first direction X1 in the protecting portion, and a second opening open in the second direction Y1 in the protecting portion. The slide member is slidable in a first opposite direction X2 opposite to the first direction X1 from a closing position for closing the second opening to an opening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Hiroki Sakai
  • Patent number: 11973238
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compartment for a device (16) for storing electrical energy for a motor vehicle, said compartment being arranged to receive at least one cell (14) for storing electrical energy, said compartment comprising: —a bottom wall (26), the bottom wall preferably comprising a composite material, —a side wall (28) connected to the bottom wall, —a channel (50) for circulating a cooling fluid, said channel being at least partially formed by the bottom wall, —a fluid connection element (100) designed to allow the channel to be connected with an external cooling fluid circuit, the connection element being at least partially overmoulded with the bottom wall or the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Jerome Ripa, Stephan Andre, Sergio Da Costa Pito, Emmanuel Henon
  • Patent number: 11967787
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a securing element for a connector, comprising a securing element body having a receptacle that is designed to encompass at least one rear segment of a cable connector element connected to at least one cable, and having a base running substantially perpendicular to the connection direction of the cable connector element, said base having an opening through which the at least one cable connected to the cable connector element can be guided, wherein the base is designed to positively enclose a cable-side end face of the cable connector element; and wherein the securing element body has at least two snap hooks that extend in the plug-in direction and which in each case have at their free end a latching element, such as a latching lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Müller, Matthias Grossmann, Judith Raupp
  • Patent number: 11955748
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include a connector coupling arranged to mate and/or unmate first and second connectors. The connector coupling includes a first collar having one or more locking members, a second collar arranged to receive the first collar, the second collar being rotatable relative to the first collar, and a locking mechanism. The connector coupling is moveable in a mating direction to mate the first and second connectors and an unmating direction to unmate the connectors. The locking mechanism is disengaged when the connector coupling is moved in a mating direction. For example, the locking mechanism may be moveable from a first engaged position to a first disengaged position when the connector coupling is moved in the mating direction. As another example, the locking mechanism may remain disengaged until the connectors are fully mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Braden Ishaug, Song Wai Trang, Brendon Aaron Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11942605
    Abstract: A solid-state battery including a solid-state battery laminate that includes at least one battery constituent unit including a positive electrode layer, a negative electrode layer, and a solid electrolyte layer interposed between the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer along a lamination direction, and defining: an overlapping part in which the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer overlap each other in the lamination direction, and a non-overlapping part in which the positive electrode layer and the negative electrode layer do not overlap each other in the lamination direction. At least one main surface having a normal in the lamination direction has a recess overlapping the overlapping part and defines a step between the overlapping part and the non-overlapping part or in the non-overlapping part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Osamu Chikagawa, Ryohei Takano, Kenichi Bando
  • Patent number: 11942724
    Abstract: An electrical connector may include an insulating body, metal terminals exposed in a mating port of the insulating body, and a metal housing that includes walls. The walls may encircle the insulating body such that a first space is located between a first side of the insulating body and a first wall of the metal housing, a second space is located between a second side of the insulating body and a second wall of the metal housing, and a length of the first space is different from a length of the second space. The first and second walls may face in opposite directions. The mating port may receive a portion of a mating connector. The first wall may include first latching portions in communication with the first space, and the second wall may include second latching portions in communication with the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Amphenol East Asia Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo-Wen Lu
  • Patent number: 11942728
    Abstract: A connector includes first and second sets of conductive terminals aligned in rows. Insulative housings surround intermediate sections of the terminals. A first insulative insert partially surrounds tail sections of the first set of terminals, and a second insulative insert partially surrounds tail sections of the second set of terminals such that separated passageways which are aligned in rows are formed. A conductive shield partially surrounds the housings and the inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Dedmon, Timothy Kelly, Jason Reed
  • Patent number: 11936127
    Abstract: A connector body includes mating guide parts having mating recesses into which counterpart mating guide parts are inserted, the reinforcing bracket includes a body part attached to end wall parts of the mating guide parts, and a pair of left and right connection arms connected to both ends of the body part, the connection arms extending to the longitudinal center of the connector body and being attached to side wall parts of the mating guide parts, the connection arm includes a side plate part and a side wall upper cover part connected to an upper end of the side plate part, at least a part of the outside of the side plate part is covered with an outside part of the side wall part, and the side wall upper cover part is curved such that a tip faces the mating recess and covers at least a part of the upper surface of the inside part of the side wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daiki Tanaka, Naoto Sasayama
  • Patent number: 11930853
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette atomizer and an electronic cigarette are disclosed. The electronic cigarette atomizer comprises an air inlet (1), an air inlet passage (2), an atomization cavity (3), an air outlet passage (4), an air outlet (5), and a suction nozzle (6) that are communicated in sequence. The electronic cigarette atomizer further comprises a housing (8) and an adjustment mechanism (7) for adjusting the air input of the air inlet (1). The air inlet passage (2), the atomization cavity (3), and the air outlet passage (4) are all arranged in the housing (8), and a top of the housing (8) is provided with a top cover (9). The adjustment mechanism (7) comprises a movable member (10) located in the top cover (9) and movable axially along the top cover (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Jianfu Liu, Kejun Zhong, Xiaoyi Guo, Wei Huang, Xinqiang Yin, Jianhua Yi, Lizhou Shen, Yongquan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11926231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric vehicle charging connector (100) comprising an external enclosure (104) configured to receive and guide a cable (101) from a back (111) end to a front end (113) of the electric vehicle charging connector (100) and to enclose a compartment (102) in the front end accommodating power contacts, wherein the electric vehicle charging connector (100) further comprises an active cooling element (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ABB E-MOBILITY B.V.
    Inventors: Francisco Garcia-Ferre, Lilian Kaufmann, Jaroslav Hemrle, Elise Fahy, Pedram Kheiri
  • Patent number: 11923633
    Abstract: A connector, and connector insert, configured to inhibit plastic deformation of at least one of the axially projecting fingers of an outer conductor basket associated with a connector. The connector insert comprises: (i) an outwardly facing flange configured to engage a shoulder formed at a base of the axially projecting fingers of the outer conductor basket, (ii) a tubular structure defining an elongate axis and having plurality of engagement sections extending normal to the outwardly facing flange, each engagement section having a surface disposed substantially normally to a radial projecting from the elongate axis; and (iii) a plurality of stiffening sections having a surface disposed substantially parallel to a radial projecting from the elongate axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Brandon Stevens, Nikhil Balakdas Meshram
  • Patent number: 11918045
    Abstract: A capsule for an electronic cigarette has a first end for engaging with an electronic cigarette device and a second end configured as a mouthpiece portion having a vapor outlet, the capsule further including a liquid store configured to contain a liquid to be vaporized, a vaporizing unit including a heater and a fluid transfer element, the vaporizing unit being arranged within a vaporizing chamber, a main vapor channel extending from the vaporizing chamber to the vapor outlet in the mouthpiece, and a housing enclosing the liquid store and the vaporizing unit, wherein the housing includes inner and outer housings that are assembled together, wherein the liquid store is located in a void in-between the inner and outer housings, wherein a seal is provided between the inner and outer housings, and wherein the seal has a cross-sectional shape having a cross-sectional height that is larger than a cross-sectional width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: JT International S.A.
    Inventors: Herman Hijma, Kyle Adair
  • Patent number: 11916329
    Abstract: An arrangement having a housing and an electrically conductive contact spring is presented, wherein the contact spring has a first and a second orthogonal main plane along its specified spring direction, wherein it is formed so as to be symmetric with respect to the first main plane, x-z plane, and asymmetric with respect to the second main plane, x-y plane, and also with respect to a rotation through 180° about the specified spring direction. The housing has a spring shaft for receiving the contact spring, and wherein this spring shaft likewise has a first and a second main plane, which coincides with the respective main plane of the contact spring, and wherein the spring shaft is formed so as to be symmetric relative to both main planes. And a power semiconductor module having such an arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: André Schlötterer, Harald Kobolla