Patents Examined by Ross Gushi
  • Patent number: 9954316
    Abstract: A module retracting type installing and uninstalling device, including a base, a slide block, a pressing cover and a bail. The slide block includes a long-strip-shaped slide block base body, and U-shaped grooves are respectively formed in the middle part of two side walls of the slide block base body. A square hole is formed at the rear end of the slide block base body, and is sheathed onto a triangular lock catch of the base. First and second rotating shafts of the bail are respectively located in two snapping grooves at the front end of the base, and third and fourth rotating shafts are respectively located in the U-shaped grooves. The pressing cover includes a square pressing cover base body, and a pressure resilient sheet attached to the upper surface of the slide block and being pressed to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Wuhan Telecommunication Devices Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beili Song, Benqing Quan, Yi Jiang
  • Patent number: 9954332
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes associated with a dual in-line memory module (DIMM) adaptor card. Specifically, the DIMM adaptor card may be configured to removeably couple with a slot of a printed circuit board (PCB). The DIMM adaptor card may further be configured to removeably couple with a first DIMM and a second DIMM. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shaowu Huang, Beom-Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 9948022
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a housing made of an insulating resin, and a conductive member formed integrally with the housing, the conductive member having a connector connecting section exposed from the housing, a board connecting section exposed from the housing, and a fixed section connecting embedded in the housing, a waterproof shaped section for blocking entry of water along an interface between the fixed section and the housing being formed at a surface of the fixed section, the waterproof shaped section having a protrusion that protrudes outwardly from the surface of the fixed section and a groove that is adjacent to the protrusion and is dented inwardly from the surface of the fixed section, with a top of the protrusion and a bottom of the groove adjacent to the protrusion being connected by a barrier surface inclined or perpendicular to the surface of the fixed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Katsumi Arai, Hiroshi Akimoto, Fumiki Yamada, Toshiyuki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9941628
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes first and second connectors. The first connector has a first housing and a first locking portion. The second connector has a second housing and a second locking portion. The first housing is formed with a resiliently supporting portion which rotatably supports the first locking portion. The first locking portion is positioned between a front end and a rear end of the first housing in a mating direction. When the first connector is mated with the second connector, the second locking portion is positioned between the first locking portion and the rear end of the first housing in the mating direction. When seen along the mating direction, the first locking portion and the second locking portion have a first extent and a second extent, respectively, in an orthogonal direction. When the first connector is mated with the second connector, the first extent overlaps with the second extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 9941632
    Abstract: A card holder includes a card locker, a connector, and a card tray. The card locker includes a control button, a card fastener, and a housing having an opening. The connector includes a card-seat spring. The card tray is configured to be inserted into the connector through the opening. When the card fastener and the card tray are engaged with each other in a locked state, the card tray is pressed against the card-seat spring to cause the card-seat spring to be in a compressed state. When the control button controls the card fastener to move away from the card tray such that the card fastener and the card tray are in an unlocked state, the card-seat spring ejects the card tray through the opening by recovering from the compressed state to a normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Fenghui Wu, Kesheng Yan
  • Patent number: 9941617
    Abstract: A damping element for a plug-in connector is described, the plug-in connector comprising a socket and a connector pin pluggable into the socket. The damping element is configured to be disposed inside of the socket and comprises a first bearing face adapted for lying flat against the bottom of the socket and a second bearing face adapted for lying flat against the front face of the connector pin. Either a first shaft is attached at or integrally molded with the first bearing face or a second shaft is attached at or integrally molded with the second bearing face. The damping element is adapted for providing a damping effective in the axial direction between the connector pin and the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ODU GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Spitzenberger, Georg Pfister, Alexander Geringer
  • Patent number: 9941622
    Abstract: Various connectors are disclosed. The connectors include a sealing assembly for providing a seal around a cable extending through the connector. The sealing assembly can include a moveable shuttle, a sleeve, a stop component and a sealing boot. The sealing boot can be compressed between the sleeve and the shuttle as the shuttle moves towards the stop component. The sealing boot can be configured to change shape (e.g., buckle) around the cable in response to movement of the shuttle. The change in shape of the sealing boot can facilitate sealing around the cable. The connector can be configured to inhibit or prevent the sealing boot from being extruded of out of position in response to a pressure gradient between first and second ends of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Charles Campbell
  • Patent number: 9935393
    Abstract: A waterproof connector including one or more contacts each having a contact-side waterproof shaped section formed around a surface of a contact-side fixed section, a shell having a fitted section with a pair of flat shell outer surfaces and a shell-side waterproof shaped section formed around a surface of a shell-side fixed section, a housing holding the one or more contacts and the shell, and a seamless waterproof member disposed around a periphery of the housing, the shell-side fixed section being positioned closer to a fitting axis between the waterproof connector and a counter connector than the shell outer surfaces of the fitted section is when viewed in a direction of the fitting axis, the shell-side waterproof shaped section, the contact-side waterproof shaped section and the waterproof member being disposed to overlap each other at a position in the direction of the fitting axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Tada, Katsumi Arai
  • Patent number: 9935399
    Abstract: An engagement member mounted to a first housing allows a movement of a fitting detection member from a complete engagement position to a temporary engagement position without interfering with the fitting detection member and prevents a movement of the fitting detection member in a second direction from the temporary engagement position by interfering with the fitting detection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Sekino, Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Toshinori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9929522
    Abstract: A contact device for transmitting electrical energy from a preferably spatially fixed busbar to a tap-off bar, movable along the busbar, including: at least one connecting housing, the busbar being mechanically connected to the tap-off bar by connecting housing, at least one combi clip, the combi clip brought into engagement with part of the outer periphery of the connecting housing in a mechanically releasable manner and establishing a mechanical connection between the connecting housing and a connecting bracket, at least one power plug housing, the power plug housing positioned mechanically and from the outside on the busbar and/or on the tap-off bar such that a mechanical connection between the connecting housing and the busbar and/or the connecting bar is established by the power plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PSZ ELECTRONIC GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Pfeiffer-Wagner
  • Patent number: 9922755
    Abstract: In the process of mounting a joint terminal (5) into a first terminal accommodating portion (16) of a housing (15), tab terminals (6) of the joint terminal (5) move forward along tab entrance paths (26) formed in the housing (15). The tab entrance path (26) is formed with a cam portion (27) spiral about an axis thereof. As the tab terminal (6) moves forward in the tab entrance path (26), a follower portion (8) formed at an intermediate position of the tab terminal (6) is guided by the cam portion (27). Thus, the tab terminal (6) is twisted about an axis. In this way, resilient contact pieces (14) of female terminals (9A, 9B) face the tab terminals (6) in a plate surface direction of the tab terminals (6) and are connected to the tab terminals (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Matsui, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 9917402
    Abstract: A connector includes a first-housing, a second-housing, a shroud, and a stacked-gear. The first-housing defines a guide-slot. The second-housing mates with the first-housing. The second-housing includes a linear-gear-rack extending from a second-outer-surface and engages the guide-slot. The shroud is moveable from an unmated-position to a mated-position. The shroud is longitudinally slideably mounted to and surrounding at least a portion of the first-housing. The shroud also includes a curved-gear-rack having a variable-pitch-radius. The stacked-gear is moveably mounted to the first-housing. The stacked-gear has a round-gear and a cam-gear having the variable-pitch-radius in communication with the round-gear. The round-gear engages the linear-gear-rack within the guide-slot. The cam-gear engages the curved-gear-rack such that the cam-gear moves in response to a movement of the shroud from the unmated-position to the mated-position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Campbell, Wesley W. Weber, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9907340
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette and method for assembling same is provided, wherein the electronic cigarette comprises an electronic cigarette body including a smoking end, an oil reservoir configured for reserving tobacco tar, an atomizer assembly configured for atomizing the tobacco tar, and a battery assembly electrically connected to the atomizer assembly and configured for supplying power to the atomizer assembly; the battery assembly and the oil reservoir are arranged in parallel; the atomizer assembly includes a heating wire assembly which is arranged at one end of the oil reservoir and is deposited outside the oil reservoir; a smoking channel is provided inside the electronic cigarette body, wherein the smoking channel is arranged outside the oil reservoir and is configured for discharging the smoke atomized by the atomizer assembly to the outside of the electronic cigarette body. The electronic cigarette can prevent the oil from penetrating into the smoking channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9905945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel connector module structure, to be installed in a system to form connection between at least two functional modules. The connector module provides jumper connection capabilities, i.e., allowing one of its connection terminals to form electrical connection with a connection terminal of one or more particular non-adjacent connector modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 9899752
    Abstract: A wire connection terminal structure includes a leaf spring, a conductive plate and a fixing frame framing and connecting with the leaf spring and the conductive plate. The conductive plate is formed with a base section assembled with the fixing frame. The leaf spring is formed with an elastic swingable holding section extending to a position in contact with the base section. The holding section and the base section define therebetween an elastic holding mouth. An external electrical wire can be plugged into the holding mouth and held between the holding section and the base section and electrically connected with the conductive plate. The conductive plate and the fixing frame are two separate components so that the conductive plate is solely made of a high-conductivity material, while the fixing frame is made of a material with higher structural rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: Switch Inc., Switch (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Wu, Wei-Chi Chen, Jheng-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9899781
    Abstract: A high speed communication jack including a housing including a port for accepting a plug, the port including a plurality of pins each connected to a corresponding signal line in the plug, a shielding case surrounding the housing, a circuit board in the housing having a substrate, a plurality of vias extending through the substrate with each via being configured to accommodate a pin on the housing, a plurality of traces on a middle layer in the substrate, with each trace extending from a corresponding one of the plurality of vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sentinel Connector Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Robinson
  • Patent number: 9894936
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems to vaporize or release organic material from plant material containing the organic material and the like, including utilizing zoned heating of a common chamber. A controller in signal communication with two or more heating elements each adjacent to a zone to be heated controls at least the heating of the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Krietzman
  • Patent number: 9899776
    Abstract: A high speed communication jack including a housing including a port for accepting a plug, the port including a plurality of pins each connected to a corresponding signal line in the plug, a shielding case surrounding the housing, a circuit board in the housing having a substrate, a plurality of first vias extending through the substrate with each first via being configured to accommodate a pin on the housing, a plurality of second vias extending through the substrate with each second via being configured to accommodate a pin on the housing, a first set of traces on a top layer of the substrate that connects at least one first via with at least one corresponding second via; and a second set of traces on a side of the substrate opposite the top layer that connects at least one first via with at least one second via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sentinel Connector Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett D Robinson, Justin Wagner
  • Patent number: 9899748
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure for an electric wire end portion (12a) in which the electric wire end portion is soldered being exposed on a flat-plate terminal piece (11b) out from inside of a terminal main part (11a), the terminal piece being continuous with a front end of the terminal main part (11a). The electric wire end portion (12a) exposed on the terminal piece (11b) from the terminal main part (11a) includes a first end section (12a1) that is close to the terminal main part (11a) and a second end section (12a2) that is far from the terminal main part (11a). The electric wire end portion (12a) has a shape, in side view, such that the first end section (12a1) is compressed to have a gentle curved surface that approaches the terminal piece (11b) toward the second end section (12a2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tabuchi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takenori Kunimi
  • Patent number: 9893456
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a shutter support structure having a return position, at least one blocking position and an open position. A first shutter element is configured to rotate about a first dimensional axis within a predetermined angular range while being translated in two-dimensions between the return position to the open position, each of the two dimensions being orthogonal to the first dimensional axis. A second shutter assembly includes a second shutter element coupled to the first shutter element, the first shutter element allowing the second shutter portion to move in a first direction parallel to the first dimensional axis when the first shutter element is in the open position, the first shutter element being configured to drive the second shutter element in a second direction parallel to the first dimensional axis when the first shutter element is being translated into the return position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pass & Seymour, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald R. Savicki, Jr.