Patents Examined by Ramon Barrera
  • Patent number: 9084346
    Abstract: The disclosed is a power electronic device comprising a power unit and a mounting cubicle matching with the power unit. The mounting cubicle is provided with a rail and an entrance for pushing into and pulling out of the power unit. A side of the mounting cubicle is provided with an power source and control output terminal and a signal output terminal. A side of the power unit is provided with a power source and control input terminal and a signal input terminal. The power unit is provided with a micro-switch. When the power unit moves along the rail, after the power source and control input terminal contacts with the power source and control output terminal. The signal input terminal becomes electrically connected with the signal output terminal, and the micro-switch is turned on so as to start the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kaitian Yan, Shaohua Chen
  • Patent number: 9082539
    Abstract: An improved system and method for producing magnetic structures involves a first magnetizing circuit having a first inductor coil used to magnetically print a first magnetic source onto a magnetizable material and a second magnetizing circuit having a second inductor coil used to magnetically print a second magnetic source onto said magnetizable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research LLC.
    Inventor: Larry W. Fullerton
  • Patent number: 9084337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display device, which comprises a rear cover, a display panel, a drive device, a lower veneer structure, and a first adhesive member; the drive device is arranged in the rear cover, and electrically connected to the display panel to drive the display panel; the display panel is coupled at its upper end to the upper end of the rear cover, the first adhesive member bonds the lower veneer structure to the lower end of the rear cover, and the lower veneer structure covers and supports the lower end of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yubo Gu, Liuyang Yang, Pei Jia
  • Patent number: 9075566
    Abstract: Flexible hinge spine 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 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technoogy 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: 9067290
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attaching device, an arrangement and a method for attaching an object to be worked to a working base. The attaching device comprises: a first holder in the first end of the attaching device for attaching the attaching device to the working base or to another attaching device or to the object to be worked; a second holder in the second end of the attaching device for attaching the attaching device to the working base or to another attaching device or to the object to be worked; and a controller for controlling the holding forces produced by the first and second holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: IXTUR OY
    Inventors: Reijo N├Ątti, Janne Pulkkinen
  • Patent number: 9061761
    Abstract: An enclosure to enclose the vertical electromagnetic repulsive elevation and manipulation of electromagnets is presented. The enclosure is capable of elevating the electromagnet to various heights and additionally horizontally repelling the elevated electromagnet from one elevated position to the next. The heights of the elevated electromagnet may vary depending on the voltage of the base electromagnets, the polarities of the electromagnets and the desired height of the elevated electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: William Redvers Belisle
  • Patent number: 9061400
    Abstract: A fixture in which an attractive magnetic force is utilized to join two parts of a container or housing together is discussed. The fixture comprises a fixture body portion, a fixture base portion and a removable fixture plate portion. At least one body magnet resides within the fixture body portion and at least one plate magnet resides within the removable fixture plate. The fixture body and plate magnets are positioned such that when they are brought together, an attractive magnetic force pulls the plate towards the fixture body. Therefore, when the respective housing portions are positioned within the fixture, the magnetic force compresses the housing portions together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiangyang Dai, Robert Miller, Gregory A. Voss
  • Patent number: 9065267
    Abstract: A superconducting device (1) has an elongated coated conductor (2), with a substrate (3) and a quenchable superconducting film (4), wherein the elongated coated conductor (2) has a width W, and an external shunt system (5), with bridge contacts (6; 6a, 6b), electrically connected to the superconducting film (4), and a resistive member (7), thermally insulated from the coated conductor (2) and electrically connected to the bridge contacts (6; 6a, 6b). The device is is characterized in that the bridge contacts (6; 6a, 6b) along the elongated coated conductor (2) have a spacing SP with SP?8*W. The device reduces the risk of a burnout of a superconducting device in case of a quench in its superconducting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Bruker HTS GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Usoskin
  • Patent number: 9058938
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a contact switching device that does not cause a contact failure due to resin powder, and has higher contact reliability. For this, there is a contact switching device in which a movable iron core provided at one end portion of a movable shaft (145) is attracted to a fixed iron core, based on excitation and degauss of an electromagnet portion, by which the movable shaft (145) reciprocates in a shaft center direction, and a movable contact (148a) of a movable contact piece (148) arranged at another end portion of the movable shaft (145) contacts and departs from a fixed contact. Inside a magnet holder (135) containing the movable contact piece (148), metal position restricting plate (162) that can abut on at least one side of the movable contact piece (148) is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Yano, Ryuichi Hashimoto, Yasuo Hayashida, Shingo Mori
  • Patent number: 9060454
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printed circuit board arrangement (20) having at least two printed circuit boards (11; 12?), which are located alongside one another on a common, electrically conductive base plate (13?), have two mutually opposite edges, forming an intermediate space (14), and are connected to one another, bridging the intermediate space (14) by means of electrical connections (21), in order to transmit extremely high frequencies. In the case of a printed circuit board arrangement such as this, RF-compatible electrical connections are made between the printed circuit boards in a simple and space-saving manner when the printed circuit boards are fitted on the base plate and without any further necessary additional tasks or reworking, in that the electrical connections are each made via at least one contact-making element (21), via which the printed circuit boards make detachable electrical contact with one another when mounted on the base plate (13?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Huber+Suhner AG
    Inventors: Martin Wagner, Josef Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9053879
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator for operating at least one movable contact of a switch into a switched-on position or a switched-off position, the actuator having: a static pole body; a movable pole body movable relative to the static pole body; a first magnetic circuit with a first coil for making the movable pole body and the fixed pole body move towards each other to a switched-on position and a second coil for making the movable pole body and the fixed pole body move away from each other to a switched-off position; and a second magnetic circuit with a permanent magnet and a retaining plate to keep the static pole body and the movable pole body in the switched-on position; first spring unit for urging the static pole body and the movable body away from each other; wherein the first and second magnetic circuit are arranged concentrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: EATON INDUSTRIES (NETHERLANDS) B.V.
    Inventor: Arend Lammers
  • Patent number: 9046587
    Abstract: There are provided the steps of: measuring a magnetic field in a predetermined space; and performing shimming by arranging a plurality of ferromagnetic shims in a superconducting magnet. The step of shimming includes arranging the plurality of shims at positions that make the magnetic field homogeneous, based on a result of measurement in the step of measuring the magnetic field and that provide a predetermined value of an electromagnetic force caused by the magnetic field to act on the plurality of shims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9047063
    Abstract: A mounting assembly includes a chassis, and a plurality of partition panels configured to divide a space in the chassis into a plurality of sub-spaces. A motherboard is attached to the chassis and located below the plurality of partition panels. A plurality of data storage devices is mounted in each of the plurality of sub-spaces. Each of the plurality of data storage devices comprising a casing, at least one drive bracket mounted in the casing, at least one data storage unit mounted in the at least one drive bracket, and a handle pivotably attached to the at least one drive bracket. The handle is rotatable between a locked position, where the at least one drive bracket is immovable from the casing, and a released position, where the at least one drive bracket is released from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Chieh Chang, Li-Ping Chen, Tang-Qing Hu, Sheng-Ping Xie
  • Patent number: 9048047
    Abstract: A micro-reed switch includes a first magnetic reed and a second magnetic reed. The first magnetic reed includes a first metal electrode and a first non-wettable area. The first metal electrode includes a liquid metal. The second magnetic reed includes a second metal electrode and a second non-wettable area. The first magnetic reed and second magnetic reed is parallel to each other and a gap is defined there between. When a magnetic field is available, the liquid metal and the second metal electrode are engaged with one another by a magnetic force of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yu-Che Huang, Fu-Ming Hsu, Wei-Leun Fang
  • Patent number: 9042093
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a solid state disk includes a bracket and a latching module. The bracket includes a connecting pole and a supporting member mounted to the connecting pole. The latching module is installed to the supporting member, and comprises a latching member. The supporting member includes a position pole mounted to the connecting pole and a supporting bar perpendicularly extending out from the position pole. The position pole defines a latching slot facing the supporting bar for positioning an end of the solid state disk. The supporting bar defines a guiding slot facing the latching slot for receiving a side of the solid state disk. The latching member is to latch onto the solid state disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (Shenzhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Pang, Al-Ling He, Wan-Li Ning
  • Patent number: 9040854
    Abstract: A MEMS electrostatic actuator includes a bottom plate affixed to a substrate and a top plate suspended above the bottom plate. The top plate has a parallel plate center section and two rotating members electrically connected to the center section. Each rotating member is attached centrally of the rotating member for rotation about an axis of rotation to a set of anchor posts. The attachment includes at least one pair of torsional springs attached along each axis, each spring comprising a rectangular metal square that twists as the rotational members rotate. Electrostatic pull-down electrodes are underneath each rotational member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Arun K. Gupta, William C. McDonald
  • Patent number: 9035730
    Abstract: A magnetic trigger mechanism is provided. The magnetic trigger mechanism operates in conjunction with a plurality of magnetic sensors. The magnetic trigger mechanism includes: a magnet; a body, with its one side provided with a recess and its other side located near the plurality of magnetic sensors; and a moveable section, provided in the recess in a movable manner, comprising an accommodating space for restraining the magnet therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ching-Tang Chang
  • Patent number: 9030281
    Abstract: A magnetic trigger mechanism is provided. The magnetic trigger mechanism operates in conjunction with a plurality of magnetic sensors. The magnetic trigger mechanism includes: a magnet; a body, with its one side provided with a recess and its other side located near the plurality of magnetic sensors; and a moveable section, provided in the recess in a movable manner, comprising an accommodating space for restraining the magnet therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ching-Tang Chang
  • Patent number: 9019723
    Abstract: An electrical junction box has fuse attachment portions arranged side by side and open to a lateral side of a box body. Recesses (88) are formed at opposite side edges of an L-shaped bend (78) of each of connecting terminals (48a-48c), and in a terminal support block (42) in which a plurality of terminal insertion holes (54a) to (54c) are formed and support pins (74) that lock the connecting terminals (48a) to (48c) are inserted, temporal retaining portions (68) are formed in respective opening ends (70) of the terminal insertion holes (54a-54c) on a terminal insertion side, the temporal retaining portions (68) temporarily positioning the connecting terminals (48a) to (48c) within the respective terminal insertion holes (54a-54c) by the recesses (88) of the connecting terminals (48a) to (48c) being fit into the temporal retaining portions (68).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Hattori, Akihiro Oda
  • Patent number: 9002047
    Abstract: The present subject matter of the invention relates generally to the management of electromagnetic fields in hearing assistance devices, such as hearing aids, and in particular to an insulated electromagnetic shield design for hearing assistance devices. The present disclosure includes various embodiments for electromagnetic shielding of a receiver using a magnetic shield that is electrically insulated from the receiver casing and electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Li Lin, James R. Newton, Sidney A. Higgins