Patents Examined by Ramon M. Barrera
  • Patent number: 11404225
    Abstract: A low-voltage circuit breaker comprising one or more electrical poles, each of said poles having an internal space with a contact area and an arc extinguishing area, a fixed contact assembly and a movable contact assembly being positioned in said contact area, said movable contact assembly being movable between a closed position in which it is into contact with said fixed contact assembly and an open position in which it is spaced apart from said fixed contact assembly, an arc chamber comprising a plurality of substantially parallel arc-breaking plates made of a ferromagnetic material being positioned in said arc extinguishing area. The low-voltage circuit breaker is characterized in that said arc chamber further comprises at least one arc-breaking plate which is at least partially made of a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Pierantonio Arrighetti, Michele Ferrari
  • Patent number: 11404949
    Abstract: The present invention provides a linear vibration motor including a housing with; a vibrator and a stator accommodated in the housing; and elastic support parts suspending the vibrator in the accommodation space. Each elastic support part includes a first installation part fixed to the housing, a second installation part fixed to the vibrator, a first extension part connecting with one end of the second installation part, a second extension part, and a third extension part fixedly connected with the first installation part. By virtue of the invention, the stress generated by the vibration of the vibrator is respectively borne by the two extension parts between the two fixation parts of the elastic support parts. The elastic support parts are more difficult to deform. Accordingly, the linear vibration motor has better reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Tang, Lubin Mao
  • Patent number: 11393613
    Abstract: Provided are a coil device that considerably reduces the man-hours and the cost for manufacturing, and a motor-driven valve and a solenoid valve including such a coil device. The terminal end of the magnet wire is fixed to a conducting terminal by swaging and/or fusing at a distal-end binding part for binding the terminal end of the magnet wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Yusuke Arai
  • Patent number: 11380505
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an ultra-small electromagnetic relay with high stationary contact positioning precision, comprises: a stationary spring, a bobbin and a base which are integrated by injection molding, the stationary spring comprises a stationary spring body on which stationary contacts are disposed and a leading-out terminal of the stationary spring extending from the stationary spring body to an outer part of the base; in the leading-out terminal, a first positioning part is disposed at a position corresponding to an edge of the base; in the stationary spring body, a convex extending part extending outside the base is designed as a second positioning part; in the base, a through hole formed through the base of is provided at a position corresponding to a back surface of the stationary spring body on which the stationary contact is mounted, the back surface is designed as a third positioning part during injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Xiamen Hongfa Signal Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiabin Lin
  • Patent number: 11373821
    Abstract: A magnetic press key includes a housing and a central shaft body disposed in the housing, wherein the bottom of the central shaft body is extended into the housing, and the central shaft body can reciprocate in the vertical direction in a base after the key cap seat is pressed, a first magnetic element is provided on the upper section of the central shaft body, a second magnetic element which can move up and down is provided under the coaxiality of the first magnetic element, and a third magnetic element is provided in the housing. The first magnetic element and the second magnetic element generate repulsive or attractive magnetic force, and the magnitude of the repulsive or attractive magnetic force can be adjusted by changing the magnitude of the energizing current of the energized coil, so that the use hand feeling of the key cap seat is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Lucy Liu, Andong Li
  • Patent number: 11362573
    Abstract: A rotating pressure generator includes a rotor and a stator arranged surrounding the rotor. The rotor is adapted to rotate about a central axis and has a body defining an outer surface, and a plurality of first magnets attached to the outer surface extending radially outwardly from the outer surface. Further, the stator includes a plurality of arcuate bodies arrayed circularly and coaxially around the rotor and a plurality of second magnets attached to an inner surface of each of the arcuate bodies. The second magnets are oriented such that a first pole of each second magnet faces a first pole of the first magnet and magnetic polarity of the first pole of the second magnet is identical to a magnetic polarity of the first pole of the first magnet. The rotor rotates about the central axis in response to the reciprocating movements of the plurality of arcuate bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Lukasz Pluta
  • Patent number: 11357302
    Abstract: A protective case can be used with a mobile device having front and back surfaces and side surfaces extending between the front and back surfaces, including a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side, the mobile device having a screen on the front surface. The protective case can include a shell configured to engage and substantially surround at least three of the surfaces of the mobile device and preferably all or nearly all surfaces of the mobile device while still capable of allowing the user to functionally interact with biometric sensor (such as a fingerprint sensor) and/or not interfere with the intended functionality of the proximity sensors of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Vinci Brands LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Timothy Alan Hemesath, Kitty Yu-Ling Yung, Carlos Del Toro
  • Patent number: 11357094
    Abstract: A deflection electromagnet device generates a high magnetic field without increasing the size of a vacuum duct to facilitate control over a beam orbit. Magnetic flux lines from a return pole pass through the vacuum duct of a high-temperature superconductor in a vacuum heat insulation container and the charged particle beam is thus deflected, thereby generating radiation. A three-pole magnetic field is formed on the beam orbit and the charged particle beam is thus deflected by individual magnetic fields, so that radiation can be generated while the charged particle beam returns to a coaxial orbit. Therefore, an increase in size of the vacuum duct can be prevented. A shielding current is dominant and the non-uniformity of the magnetic field in a z-axis direction is prevented by disposing the high-temperature superconductor having a crystal direction c-axis orthogonal to a horizontal plane in which the charged particle beam flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihisa Miyazoe, Yukihiro Murata
  • Patent number: 11349380
    Abstract: A linear vibration motor, comprising a stator assembly and a vibrator assembly. The stator assembly comprises a housing (1) having a receiving cavity, a magnet (2) located in the receiving cavity and jointly fixed to the housing (1), and a central magnetic yoke (3) of which at least one end is jointly fixed to the housing (1). The magnet (2) comprises a hollow portion (21) extending along the vibration direction of the vibrator assembly. The vibrator assembly comprises a coil (4) and a mass block (9). When the vibrator assembly vibrates, the coil (4) vibrates along with the vibrator assembly and is inserted into the hollow portion (21) of the magnet (2). The central magnetic yoke (3) runs through the coil (4). An resilient support member (5) is configured to suspend the vibrator assembly in the receiving cavity of the housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Weiye Zang, Dongsheng Mao
  • Patent number: 11348746
    Abstract: An electro-permanent magnet key assembly may comprise an electro-permanent magnet generating a magnetic field when a direction of current applied to an electrically conductive wire coiled around a low-coercivity magnet, and a pair of scissor plates operably connected to the electropermanent magnet, such that the scissor plates rotate away from one another in the presence of downward force on a key cap situated atop the scissor plates. The top surface of the key cap may lie flush with adjacent keys of a keyboard when the key cap is in a neutral position. The electro-permanent magnet key assembly may further comprise a ferromagnetic flange operably connected to one of the scissor plates having angled overlap protrusions situated adjacent to the electropermanent magnet when the key cap is not in the neutral position, such that the angled overlap protrusions are attracted toward the magnetic field to return the key cap to the neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jason S. Morrison, Laurent A. Regimbal
  • Patent number: 11342101
    Abstract: A magnetism booster assembly including a sleeve having a first face, a second face, and an outer periphery surface extending between the first face and the second face. The sleeve defines a central bore extending from the first face to the second face. The sleeve also defines a pocket spaced apart from the central bore and having an opening in the first face. The magnetism booster assembly also includes a magnet positioned within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Michael J. Zimmermann, Marcus Wechselberger
  • Patent number: 11342806
    Abstract: In a stator, coils of a plurality of phases are wound around a stator core via an insulator. A guide member is provided on one side of the stator core in the axial direction and guides the terminal line of the coil in the circumferential direction at a position overlapping the coil in the axial direction. The guide member has a notch that penetrates in the axial direction in a shape having a guide portion extending radially inward from the radially outer end portion of the guide member and leads the terminal line to one side in the axial direction. End surfaces in the radial direction of the notch, and a bottom part which is one end surface in the axial direction of the guide member is drawn in the circumferential direction, are connected by the recessed part having a recessed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Koji Hotta
  • Patent number: 11339871
    Abstract: An inhibitor switch is provided. The inhibitor switch includes a housing having a rotor accommodation space and a Hall element accommodation space, a rotor disposed in the rotor accommodation space, and a magnet disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the rotor. A Hall element is disposed in the Hall element accommodation space and spaced apart horizontally from the magnet with a sensing surface facing an outer circumferential surface of the magnet. Further, the inhibitor switch include a cover configured to block an opening of the rotor accommodation space to prevent the rotor from being released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Seung Gu Lim, Sung Hwa Cho, Soo Man Cho
  • Patent number: 11342103
    Abstract: De-magnetization protection is provided for electro-permanent magnets during information handling system manufacture and use by monitoring thermal conditions at the information handling systems to detect a thermal state associated with de-magnetization and commanding the electro-permanent magnets to an off state so that both magnets in the electro-permanent magnet have opposing polarities. The opposing polarities tend to stabilize magnet polarity to prevent de-magnetization during increased temperatures. Normal operations are then re-enabled once temperatures decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jason S. Morrison, Mark A. Casparian
  • Patent number: 11322282
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator includes an essentially cylindrical pole tube, an armature situated radially within the pole tube, and an electromagnetic coil situated radially outside of the pole tube, the pole tube including a first axial end area, a second axial end area, and an outer recess, which extends in the circumferential direction, in proximity to the first axial end area on an outer side of the pole tube. On an inner side, the pole tube includes an inner recess that extends in the circumferential direction and whose axial extension is smaller than an axial extension of the outer recess and that is situated approximately at the height of an edge area of the outer recess pointing away from the second axial end area viewed in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Mehmet-Fatih Sen, Klaus Schudt
  • Patent number: 11315714
    Abstract: An external magnetic actuator for use in adjusting an implantable medical device having a magnetically actuatable rotatable portion, such as an intramedullary (EVI) lengthening nail is disclosed. The actuator may include a magnet having opposite major surfaces representing opposite poles of the magnet. The magnet may be contained within an actuator body having first and second handles coupled to first and second opposing side walls of the housing. The actuator body may also include one or more projections operable to prevent first and/or second walls of the actuator body from lying flat against an external planar surface. Also provided are various kits and systems that include a disclosed external magnetic actuator and methods for using the disclosed external magnetic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sied W. Janna, Robert Hill
  • Patent number: 11316419
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a linear vibration motor including a base with an accommodation space a vibrating unit, an elastic part suspending the vibrating unit, and a coil assembly fixed to the base. The vibrating unit includes a weight block with a through hole, a pole plate accommodated in the through hole, and at least one magnet fixed at the pole plate. The pole plate includes first side walls and second side walls. The at least one magnet is fixed to the first side wall, and a thickness of the second side wall is greater than a thickness of the first side wall. The linear vibration motor partially enlarges the pole plate so as to improve the magnetic field intensity, and then the magnetic flux is increased correspondingly so as to make the vibrating performance of the linear vibration motor better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fanghua Ling, Feng Tao, Xiaofeng Pu, Mengxun Shi
  • Patent number: 11315716
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for magnetizing a magnetizable ink. The apparatus can include a first pair of first and second cylindrical magnetic arrays defining a first gap. The first and second cylindrical magnetic arrays can each have alternately spaced magnetized sections that are spaced apart axially by flux conducting elements. The apparatus can include a second pair of third and fourth cylindrical magnetic arrays defining a second gap. The third and fourth cylindrical magnetic arrays can each have alternately spaced magnetized sections that are spaced apart axially by flux conducting elements. The apparatus can include a third pair of fifth and sixth cylindrical magnetic arrays defining a third gap. The fifth and sixth magnetic array can have alternately spaced magnetized sections that are spaced apart axially by flux conducting elements. The cylindrical magnetic arrays can be positioned to receive a moving web substrate through the first, second, and third gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Scott David Hochberg
  • Patent number: 11309769
    Abstract: A disclosed electrical generator includes a housing, an actuator, a rotatable member, a stator, a rotor, an electrical circuit, and a current controller. The actuator is movable relative to the housing and the rotatable member is also rotatable relative to the housing. The rotatable member cooperates with the actuator such that movement of the actuator causes rotation of the rotatable member. The stator is fixed relative to the housing and the rotor receives rotational kinetic energy from the rotatable member. Movement of the rotor relative to the stator generates electromagnetic induction in the rotor and/or the stator which produces a three-phase alternating current. The electrical circuit includes a rectifier that converts the alternating current to a direct current. The current controller regulates the direct current to thereby generate a fixed constant direct current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Craig Webster, Ben Gordon
  • Patent number: 11309777
    Abstract: A rotating electrical machine capable of obtaining a higher torque while limiting the amount of permanent magnets used. A magnetic pole of a rotor includes an auxiliary magnet embedded in a rotor core and at least one main magnet arranged on an outer circumferential side than the auxiliary magnet of the rotor. In each magnetic pole, the distance from an end of the main magnet, the end facing the auxiliary magnet, to the auxiliary magnet facing the main magnet is shorter than the length of the main magnet in the radial direction. In a cross-section orthogonal to the rotation axis of the rotating electrical machine, the main magnets of each magnetic pole are arranged so as to be asymmetrical about a virtual line passing the rotation axis and axisymmetrically dividing the auxiliary magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Keiu Kanada, Daisuke Ichigozaki, Kazuaki Haga, Motoki Hiraoka, Daichi Maruyama, Hisamitsu Toshida, Kyoko Nakamura, Akira Yamashita