Patents Examined by Pete T Lee
  • Patent number: 11121532
    Abstract: A connector for joining respective axial extremities of associated first and second axial sections of electrical conduit which includes a cylindrical sleeve that has an interior surface and an exterior surface as well as a first axial extremity and a second axial extremity and a geometric axis. The cylindrical sleeve has an exterior surface proximate to the first axial extremity that includes a first peripheral rib extending around the entire circumferential extent of the exterior surface. The first peripheral rib has an outside diameter that is greater than the diameter of the cylindrical sleeve proximate to the first axial extremity. The cylindrical sleeve has an exterior surface proximate to the second axial extremity that includes a second peripheral rib extending around the entire circumferential extent of the exterior surface, the rib has an outside diameter is greater than the diameter of the cylindrical sleeve proximate to the second axial extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Glenn Crewl
  • Patent number: 11114221
    Abstract: A dielectric cover for an insulator and conductor in an electrical distribution includes an insulator cover for covering the insulator, an arm for covering a portion of the conductor extending from under the insulator cover, and an arm adapter for securing the arm to the insulator cover. The arm adapter has a raised outer first rib, and the arm has a raised outer second rib and an inner first groove. The lineman positions the insulator cover and arm adapter over the insulator, such as by using a hotstick. Then, the lineman slides the arm down over the arm adapter so that the first rib enters the first groove to secure the arm to the arm adapter. Retaining pins are then inserted through holes in the insulator cover and arm to secure the dielectric cover over the insulator and conductor. The arm's raised second rib acts as a water dam to prevent flashovers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Eco Electrical Systems
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Patent number: 11114828
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle cover, comprising a cover base, configured to be affixed to an electrical receptacle assembly. The cover base including a base surface having at least one opening configured to be aligned with an electrical receptacle of the electrical receptacle assembly. The cover base includes a base wall disposed about and extending from a perimeter of the base surface and the base surface and the base wall together define a base cavity. There is a cover lid interconnected with the cover base and it is moveable, via a hinge, from an open position, in which the base cavity is exposed, to a closed position in which the base cover is substantially disposed within the base cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Sorin Ioan Mortun
  • Patent number: 11116083
    Abstract: A component carrier includes a core having a recess, an electronic component arranged in the recess, a laminated electrically insulating sheet covering at least part of the core and of the electronic component and filling a gap between a lateral surface of the electronic component and a lateral surface of the core in the recess, and a further electrically insulating layer structure laminated on top of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AT&S (China) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Annie Tay, Mikael Tuominen
  • Patent number: 11116089
    Abstract: A component assembly that includes a connection between two components, in particular an electronic circuit board and a housing. The connection includes a pin-shaped connector via which the electronic circuit board is held on the housing, and the pin-shaped connector in a passage of the housing being connected to the housing via a housing caulking. The pin-shaped connector, in the area of the housing caulking, includes a recess that cooperates with the housing caulking in such a way that the pin-shaped connecting means is held in the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Moehrle, Hans-Georg Drotleff
  • Patent number: 11107607
    Abstract: A cable separator includes a body, and the body includes a polycarbonate-based material that is at least a partially foamed. Cables and methods of manufacturing such cables having a separator are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivas Siripurapu, Scott M. Brown, Stephen A. Thwaites
  • Patent number: 11102888
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a substrate, a display panel and a fabrication method thereof, and a spliced screen. The substrate includes a base having a display region and a non-display region, and the non-display region includes a bonding region arranged at an end-side of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Lili Jia, Weihao Hu, Hao Zhou, Zheng Wang, Jin Han, Hai Chi, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11101629
    Abstract: The invention relate to a bus bar holder having a bottom part and a top part detachably connected to the bottom part, between which, when they are connected together, at least one busbar passage is formed, wherein the top part and the bottom part have, on mutually opposite contact surfaces, sliding faces along which they bear against one another and are movable between an open position, in which the top part can be lifted off the bottom part, and a closed position, in which the top part is secured to the bottom part via a tongue-and-groove connection, wherein a releasable latching pawl secures the top part and the bottom part in the closed position. Also described is a corresponding arrangement made up of at least one such busbar holder and at least one busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Schell, Sven Zirkler, Christian Moritz
  • Patent number: 11095081
    Abstract: An adapter for interconnecting a power distribution unit (PDU) to electrical equipment. The adapter can include a first connector mateable with an outlet of the PDU and a second connector in electrical communication with the first connector. The second connector is mateable with a power input of the electrical equipment. PDU interface circuitry incorporating an optical interface can be housed in the first connector for communicating one or more electrical parameters of the electrical equipment to the PDU when the first connector is mated with the outlet of the PDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SERVER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Travis Irons, Peter Giammona, James P. Maskaly, Vimalkumar Bhakta, Mark Ramsey
  • Patent number: 11096292
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprises a display panel comprising a plurality of driving elements to drive pixels and a first terminal group electrically connected to the driving elements; a supporting member comprising a surface on which the display panel is to be placed and comprising, on the surface, a plurality of wirings and a second terminal group connected to the plurality of wirings; and a holding member provided along an edge of the display panel using a rod-shaped material having a linear or curved shape to hold the display panel at a given position on the surface of the supporting member, wherein the first terminal group is provided on a surface of the display panel to be directed to the supporting member; and the display panel is placed on the surface of the supporting member, and each of terminals constituting the first terminal group is connected to each of terminals constituting the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 11088521
    Abstract: A reversible leveling ring for an electrical floor box. Multiple bolt-hole patterns to enable the leveling ring to accommodate more than a single style of floor box cover. The leveling ring includes a ring body having an inner periphery and a plurality of arms extending from the inner periphery. A first set of arms includes bores extending from a first side of the ring and a second set of arms includes bores extending from a second side of the ring. The bores in the first set of arms match a circular bolt-hole pattern that is of a different diameter than the bolt-hole pattern in the second set of arms thereby enabling an installer to flip the leveling ring in order to accommodate cover plates having two bolt-hole patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 11088524
    Abstract: A protective apparatus for a distribution line conductor includes an elongate tube configured to be installed on the conductor and a plurality of annular members concentrically positioned on the tube and configured to rotate independently of each other. The tube has a longitudinal axis and defines a longitudinally extending chamber configured to receive the conductor. The tube has opposite first and second ends and a longitudinally extending opening from the first end to the second end that facilitates installation of the elongate tube on the conductor. Each annular member includes an outer surface and a plurality of circumferentially-spaced apart members extending outwardly from the outer surface. Each annular member includes a longitudinally extending slot that is configured to align with the longitudinally extending opening of the tube to facilitate installation of the elongate tube and the plurality of annular members as an assembly on the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Laura Jackson Hiller, David Edwin Bowling, Stephen Martin Parker, Luis Puigcerver
  • Patent number: 11081871
    Abstract: It is disclosed a figure of eight cable comprising a first cable element comprising a first core enclosed by a first outer sheath, a second cable element comprising a second core enclosed by a second outer sheath and a web joining the first and second outer sheaths so as to provide the cable with a major plane of symmetry X which comprises the longitudinal axes of the first and second cable elements. The cable also comprises at least one strength member embedded within the first or second outer sheath. All the strength members of the cable are substantially located on the major plane of symmetry X of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
    Inventors: Ian Dewi Lang, Paul John Roberts
  • Patent number: 11081869
    Abstract: An electrical junction box includes: a circuit board to which an electronic component is connected; and a frame positioned with respect to the circuit board. The frame integrally includes a sub frame that surrounds at least part of a periphery of the electronic component. The sub frame is provided with a holding portion that holds the electronic component in the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tsuchida, Shigeki Yamane, Xiaoguang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11071220
    Abstract: A feedthrough assembly includes a housing part having at least two openings, respectively through which at least one conductor embedded in a glass or a glass ceramic material is fed. The conductor, in the region of a glazing area, has a substantially round cross section, and in a first and/or second region above and/or below the glazing area has a substantially rectangular cross section to form a part of a flat conductor having rectangular regions. The parts of the flat conductor arranged above and/or below the glazing area are joined adjacent to one another, resulting in a cumulative flat conductor having a rectangular common cross section with a total width expansion that extends over the at least two openings. The diameter of the openings is smaller than a width of the rectangular regions of the respective part of the flat conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventor: Helmut Hartl
  • Patent number: 11052840
    Abstract: A wire harness grommet is provided. The wire harness grommet includes a main body including a first body, a second body connected to the first body, and an inner wall located between the first body and the second body, an inner tube disposed in a center of the main body wherein the inner tube is configured to receive a wire harness, and a plurality of sound insulation projections on the main body, wherein each sound insulation projection has a tapered reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, THN Corooration, Yura Corporation Co., Ltd., Kyungshin Corp.
    Inventors: Sung Woo Cho, Cheol Hun Lee, Seong Yun Yeo, Hang Tae Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Gil Woo Jung
  • Patent number: 11056424
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel having panel pad units including a first panel pad unit having first pads arranged in a first column and a second panel pad unit having second pads arranged in a second column; a first member coupled to at least one of the first and second panel pad units; and a second member coupled to the first member and including a plurality of test pads, and wherein the first member includes lines electrically connecting a respective one of the plurality of test pads with a respective one of the first and second pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kyung Mok Lee, Dae Geun Lee
  • Patent number: 11038330
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes a fitting component having a peripheral wall, a housing having a fitting holding portion, a first water stop portion provided along a first opening end edge of the peripheral wall, a second water stop portion provided along a second opening end edge of the peripheral wall, and a guide lock. The guide lock guides the fitting component with respect to the fitting holding portion along an extending direction of the first opening end edge, and guides the fitting component by a fitting stroke distance along a fitting direction along the first opening end edge and the second opening end edge such that the fitting component is fitted and held. The fitting stroke distance is shorter than a length of the first water stop portion and the second water stop portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Kurata, Hideki Kawamura, Minoru Umezaki, Junya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11039544
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Patent number: 11032910
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the design and use of a System-in-Package (SiP) device with a connection layout for minimizing a system Printed Circuit Board (PCB) using the SiP are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OCTAVO SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Erik James Welsh, Kevin Michael Troy