Patents Examined by Ramon Barrera
  • Patent number: 9406425
    Abstract: A magnetic decoupling unit that is capable of magnetically releasing several types of magnetically releasable antitheft devices may include a magnet assembly. The magnet assembly may be placed inside a magnet housing with a cover that has an aperture and insert for receiving portions of a magnetically releasable antitheft device. The magnet assembly may include a first magnet with a vertical magnetic orientation which is surrounded by adjacent magnets with magnetic orientations that are orthogonal to the vertical magnetic orientation. Additionally, the magnet assembly includes one or more additional magnets oriented in the vertical and orthogonal directions. The resulting magnet assembly may be capable of magnetically releasing single clutch, double clutch, and electronic media type antitheft devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Felix B. Sheflyand
  • Patent number: 9384927
    Abstract: An electric vehicle relay includes: a pair of fixed electrodes; a movable electrode movable to contact or to be separated from the fixed electrode; a driving shaft which performs a vertical motion as an upper end thereof is coupled to the movable electrode; a fixed core fitted into a central part of the driving shaft with a gap; a movable core coupled to a lower end of the driving shaft and sucked by a magnetic force of the fixed core; and a cylinder configured to insertion-support the fixed core and the movable core, wherein locking protrusions are formed on an outer circumferential surface of the movable core, wherein inclined grooves for inserting the locking protrusions are formed on an inner circumferential surface of the cylinder, and wherein the movable electrode is rotated as the locking protrusions are moved along the inclined grooves when the movable core performs an up-down motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Sik An
  • Patent number: 9367783
    Abstract: A magnetizing printer and a method are described herein for printing one or more magnetic sources (maxels) having a first polarity onto a side of a previously magnetized magnet having an opposite polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9293243
    Abstract: An electromagnetic device includes: a fixed iron core; a movable iron core which is disposed to face the fixed iron core and which is displaceable in an axis line direction of the drive shaft; an electromagnetic coil; a permanent magnet which retains the movable iron core at the advanced position; supporting posts which are provided parallel to the axis line direction on both side surfaces of the fixed iron core and support the fixed iron core; an opening-side plate which is provided at one end portion of the supporting post; and a closing-side plate which is provided at the other end portion of the supporting post, wherein the advanced position of the movable iron core is restricted by the fixed iron core and the retreated position is restricted by the opening-side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Taehyun Kim, Kyoichi Ohtsuka, Tohru Kimura, Kazuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9236174
    Abstract: A magnetic field distribution control apparatus includes a rod portion, a coil disposed at one side of an upper surface of the rod portion, and a ferrite movably disposed within the coil and configured to produce a magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Heejin Lee
  • Patent number: 9218930
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a contact structure of a low-voltage electrical apparatus. The contact structure is in a dual-breakpoint form, and comprises: two U-shaped static contacts, the U-shaped static contact enabling the current direction in the static contact to be opposite to the current direction in a movable contact; a contact bridge; two movable contacts, disposed on the contact bridge, and respectively corresponding to the two static contacts; a contact support member, disposed on the movable contacts and connected to the movable contacts; two main contact springs, symmetrically disposed under the movable contacts and forming an angle with the contact bridge; and a spring support member, disposed under the two movable contacts and connected to the two main contact springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Hong Xi, Feng Jia, Ping Zeng, Changxun Gu
  • Patent number: 9214779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retaining and contacting element (1) having a substantially U-shaped cross section comprising: a web (5), a first flange (3) and a second flange (4), wherein the flanges (3, 4) extend from an upper side of the web (5), a second molding (7) extending from the second flange (4) in parallel to the web (5), a plurality of conductive paths (12) arranged at least on part of an upper side (11) of the second molding (7), wherein a longitudinal extension of the conductive paths (12) runs in parallel with a longitudinal extension of the web (5). Moreover, the invention relates to a contacting arrangement (2) and to a method for establishing a contacting arrangement (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Viktor Bieletzki-Welz, Lachezar Nikolov
  • Patent number: 9214308
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sealing type automotive relay with a safety device in the field of automotive relays, which addresses the problems of inconvenient fuse replacement and poor sealing property of the fuse in the existing relays. The sealing type automotive relay with a safety device comprises a relay main body and a safety device. The relay main body includes a base, a casing and a weak current system and a strong current system located on the base. The casing is fixedly connected with the base. The safety device includes two fuse sockets positioned on the base and a fuse inserted between the said two fuse sockets. The top of the casing is provided with a fuse inserting hole corresponding to the said two fuse sockets. The fuse is inserted into the inserting hole. A sealing cover is provided at the port of the fuse inserting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Linhu Wang, Hewei Qian, Xiaowei Qian, Jilun Wang
  • Patent number: 9215822
    Abstract: A base station, includes: an electronic unit; a housing, including a resin, configured to accommodate the electronic unit; a valve, provided in the housing and including a communication channel communicating an inside of the housing with an outside, configured to open the communication channel if an internal pressure of the housing exceeds a value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kenichi Uesugi, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Hideki Sonobe, Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Atsushi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9215806
    Abstract: A monitor includes a display in a form of a liquid crystal display, a drive substrate that controls the liquid crystal display, a monitor substrate that is provided opposite to the drive substrate with a clearance, a resin-made holder that is disposed in the clearance between the drive substrate and the monitor substrate and holds the liquid crystal display, and a flat cable that electrically connects the drive substrate with the monitor substrate. In the holder, a cableinsertion hole into which the flat cable is inserted is provided. In the cable-insertion hole, first and second restrainers that are in parallel to a width direction of the flat cable to be inserted and are separated in a longitudinal direction of the cable are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Saitou, Masahiko Hosaka
  • Patent number: 9208966
    Abstract: A switch includes: a second conductor; a second movable electrode provided in a second hermetic space so as to be movable in a first direction in which it parts from the fixed electrode and in a second direction opposite the first direction; an opposed electrode slidably provided in the fixed electrode to face the second movable electrode so as to open from and be in contact with the second movable electrode in an open state and a closed state respectively; a second driver which generates a driving force and moves the second movable electrode in the first direction when performing an opening operation; and a driving force transmitting mechanism which moves the opposed electrode in the second direction by converting a direction of the driving force for moving the second direction opposite the moving direction of the second movable electrode when the second driver generates the driving force for moving the second movable electrode in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sugiyama, Yoshiaki Ohda, Masayuki Ando
  • Patent number: 9208944
    Abstract: The invention discloses a capacitance standard box output device. The number of standard capacitors is reduced, so that the structure of a changeover switch is simplified, and the number of connection wires is reduced, so as to improve the shield effect and reduce uncertainty. The technical proposal of the invention is as follows: The capacitance standard box output device comprises a changeover switch and precision capacitors, wherein the changeover switch is placed in a shield box; the shield box has an input terminal and an output terminal; the input terminal is connected to the changeover switch and the precision capacitor; the output is connected to the changeover switch and outputs the capacitance selected by the changeover switch; the selected capacitance is a product of a unit capacitance and an arbitrary integer value between 0 and 10; the number of the precision capacitors is from 4 to 9, and at least one capacitor is of a unit capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Guiying Li
  • Patent number: 9204568
    Abstract: A supplementary element sized and shaped to fit between a back side of a handheld device and a handheld device cover. The supplementary element comprises a board having at least one electronic component which are permanently assembled, the board is sized and shaped to fit between a back side of a handheld device and a handheld device cover while the handheld device cover is tightly coupled to a lateral side of the handheld device, the lateral side having an opening of a lateral female connector, a connector element having a male connector that is electronically connected to the at least one electronic component and configured to be connected to the lateral female connector, and a lateral mount mechanically connected to the board and fixates a tip of the male connector to face the lateral female connector when the board is placed over and in parallel to the back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Freeway Design end Development Ltd.
    Inventor: Moran Lerenthal
  • Patent number: 9184007
    Abstract: An electromechanical microswitch, comprising first and second electromagnets mounted in spaced-apart orientation to one another where each electromagnetic has a field center located a first distance above the mounting surface. A permanent magnet is positioned between the electromagnets and includes a magnetic field center that is higher above the mounting surface than that of the electromagnets so that the permanent magnet is magnetically biased toward the mounting surface. A stripline switch element is mountable between the permanent magnet and mounting surface, and biased against circuit structures on the mounting surface, whereby the stripline switch element moves between first and second activated positions under influence of the electromagnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Pileggi, Jason C. Hill
  • Patent number: 9184009
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic switching device and a method for manufacturing the same. The electronic switching device includes a fixed unit including a fixed unit body defining an outer appearance thereof and a fixed contact part disposed within the fixed unit body, a movable unit including a movable contact part selectively contacting the fixed contact part to supply current, a moving part provided in the movable unit to guide a movement of the movable contact part toward the fixed contact part, a coil to which power is applied to move the moving part, and an elastic member that is elastically deformable while the moving part moves. At least one of the fixed unit and the moving part has a through hole so that an inner component of the fixed unit or the moving part communicates with the outside to allow a preset signal to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LSIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 9176900
    Abstract: Flexible hinge and removable attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input device may also include functionality to promote a secure physical connection between the input device and the computing device. One example of this includes use of one or more protrusions that are configured to be removed from respective cavities of the computing device along a particular axis but mechanically bind along other axes. Other techniques include use of a laminate structure to form a connection portion of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Otto Whitt, III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C. Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L. Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C. Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard
  • Patent number: 9176524
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a hinge, a member attached to the hinge, and a housing. The housing accommodates the member and includes a wall configured to support the member and a portion configured to support the member from a side opposite to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoko Kitamura, Toshikazu Shiroishi, Seiji Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9173331
    Abstract: An EMI shield for an electronic system enclosure is disclosed. The EMI shield may include an electrically conductive panel with a plurality of air ventilation channels, which has an upstream airflow side and a downstream airflow side. The EMI shield may also include a first air ventilation channel with a first cross-sectional shape having a first cross-sectional area and a first depth. The EMI shield may further include a second air ventilation channel with a second cross-sectional shape, having a cross-sectional area greater than the first cross-sectional area, and a second depth larger than the first depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: James D. Gerken, David B. Johnson, David G. Lund, Timothy L. McMillan
  • Patent number: 9173299
    Abstract: There is provided a collective printed circuit board including a plurality of printed circuit boards each having a mounting unit on which a semiconductor element is mounted at an upper-surface central portion, and a frame having a plurality of through holes having sizes to surround the mounting portion. Upper-surface peripheral edge portions of the printed circuit boards and a through-hole peripheral portion of the frame are bonded to each other such that the mounting units are exposed from the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Keizou Sakurai, Toshiaki Takagi
  • Patent number: 9172368
    Abstract: A contactless rotary pull switch includes a switch knob assembly rotatable about an axis to a plurality of rotational positions and actuatable to at least one pull position, with the switch knob assembly including a knob element and a rotational shaft fixedly coupled thereto. A rotational magnet is coupled to the rotational shaft so as to rotate therewith, and at least one pull magnet is positioned separately from the rotational magnet. A rotational sensor senses a magnetic field generated by the rotational magnet to identify a rotational position of the switch knob assembly and at least one pull sensor senses a magnetic field generated by the pull magnet(s) to identify a pull position of the switch knob assembly. A rotatable arm member selectively enables/inhibits sensing of the magnetic field generated by the pull magnet(s) by the at pull sensor(s), to identify distinct pull positions of the switch knob assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Davin Robert Lee