Patents Examined by T C Patel
  • Patent number: 8164210
    Abstract: An improved wind turbine comprises: (i) a turbine rotor with a support platform; (ii) a rotatable vertical shaft extending from or through that platform; (iii) at least one bearing for the shaft; (iv) a plurality of horizontally disposed, box-shaped wind catchment vanes connected about the shaft; and (v) a plurality of angled braces affixed to the platform for reducing wind force leverage effects and bearing wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel N. Boone, Adam N. Boone, Stephen D. Boone
  • Patent number: 8062044
    Abstract: A port terminator includes an outer nut, which may be either electrically conductive or non-electrically conductive, and an electrically conductive ground insert. A portion of the ground insert captures a ground portion of a termination resistor, while a deformable portion of the ground insert makes electrical contact with a connection end of an equipment port when the port terminator is screwed onto the equipment port. The deformable portion can take the form of a flexible brim or a plurality of petals. The petals preferably alternate between flat petals and biased petals. The ground insert permits the port terminator to make a uniform RF seal on an equipment port even with a range of tightening torques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Montena, Richard Haube
  • Patent number: 8026623
    Abstract: A wind turbine generator, an active damping method thereof, and a windmill tower in which vibrations of the wind turbine generator itself or the windmill tower can be reduced at low cost are provided. The acceleration due to vibrations of a nacelle is detected with an accelerometer attached to the nacelle. In an active damping unit, a pitch angle of windmill blades for generating a thrust on the windmill blades so as to cancel out the vibrations of the nacelle is calculated on the basis of the acceleration, and the pitch angle is output as a blade-pitch-angle command ??* for damping. On the other hand, in a pitch-angle control unit, a pitch angle of the windmill blades for controlling the output to be a predetermined value is calculated, and the pitch angle is output as a blade-pitch-angle command ?* for output control. The blade-pitch-angle command ??* for damping is combined with the blade-pitch-angle command ?* for output control using a subtracter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Wakasa, Kazunari Ide, Yoshiyuki Hayashi, Masaaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 8025535
    Abstract: A socket connector includes an insulating housing, at least one terminal set and a switch module. The insulating housing defines an inserting hole. The terminal set and the switch module are respectively received in the insulating housing. The switch module includes a fixed terminal, a movable terminal and an insulating guider. The insulating guider is connected to the moveable terminal and electronically insulated from the moveable terminal for preventing signal transmitted by the socket connector from influence. Because the movable terminal is molded with the insulating guider, the strength of the switch module of the audio socket connector will be improved. Since, the audio socket connector has strong structure and high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dao-Rui Sun, Feng Zhu, Kuo-Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 8025521
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a first connection section adapted to connect to a first electrical conductor; and a second connection section adapted to connect to a second electrical conductor. The first and second connection sections include a first member, a second member and a compression member for compressing the second member towards the first member. The second member is pivotably connected to the first member at a rotating pivot which is spaced from the compression member and the second connection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Milton Egas Diniz, Luiz Roberto Savedra
  • Patent number: 8025517
    Abstract: One or more saw tooth shaped flexible ribs in between a connector interface provide asymmetric sliding resistance and a one sided sealing effect. The asymmetric sliding resistance provides for low frictional engaging resistance and for a high disengaging resistance of the connector interface. The one sided sealing effect provides in conjunction with an interface cavity for back flow resistance into the cavity during disengagement movement in the interface and for a vacuum effect that assists in opposing the disengagement movement. The flexible ribs may be monolithically fabricated together with the entire housing of the respective connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin B. Larkin
  • Patent number: 8016601
    Abstract: A cap which is made difficult to come off a connector by suppressing deformation of the cap. The cap includes an insertion portion that has a hollow cylindrical shape and is inserted in a shell body of a shell of a receptacle connector, and a cover portion which is continuous with the insertion portion and covers an opening of the shell body. Ribs are formed inside the insertion portion, for suppressing deformation of the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Limited
    Inventors: Toshio Masumoto, Yukiko Sato
  • Patent number: 8018206
    Abstract: With an aim of minimizing excitation losses in electric machines having electrically excited and displaceable secondary parts, bi-directional inductive transmission of energy is carried out by a rotating inductive transmission device. An associated electronic system for the bi-directional transmission of power and/or energy, is provided. Advantageously, super-conductive inductance is present wherein the flow is introduced. It is possible to excite by supplying energy to the stator and to also de-excite by removing energy without converting the power into heat on the rotor by applying a bipolar tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jan Weigel
  • Patent number: 8011979
    Abstract: A terminal strip fixed to a plating machine has a main strip, a plurality of auxiliary strips extended from a side of the main strip, a plurality of terminals extended from a lateral side of the auxiliary strip. A free end of the terminal has an elastic arm extended opposite to the main strip, a free end of the elastic arm is extended beyond the auxiliary strip and forms a contacting portion. When the main strip is pulled for plating the contacting portions along a direction parallel with the main strip, it is feasible to try to avoid the other part of the elastic arm being plated, so as to save the gold and cut down the plating cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cheung Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chun Lai
  • Patent number: 8011936
    Abstract: An electrical center includes a housing and a relay module that is disposed in a well of the housing. The relay module has a base, a printed circuit board assembly, plug in electronic components, a cover and means of coupling and latching of the base to the well in the housing. The base includes a tray having a depending shroud at one end portion. The end portion of the tray that has depending shroud has a plurality of apertures that extend through tie end portion of the tray. A plurality of terminals have first end portions that engage the printed circuit board for electrical connection to the plurality of relays and second end portions that plug into the apertures and terminate in free ends disposed in the space inside the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Goto
  • Patent number: 8011939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coaxial connector (1) for mounting on a printed circuit board adapted to receive a mating coaxial connector in an insertion direction (I). The coaxial connector comprises a contact spring (8) having a fixed leg (16) and an deflectable switching leg (15). The switching leg (15) is moved by insertion of the mating connector from a rest position to a switching position. In rest position said switching leg electrically conductively presses against the switch portion (19) of the contact element (10). The spring force flux (F) is guided via a contact element (10) in a closed loop back to the contact spring (8). In switching position the switching leg (15) is spaced apart in an switching direction (D) from the switch portion (19) by the inserted mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH, Tyco Electronics Nederland BV, Tyco Electronics Belgium EC NV
    Inventors: Yves Braem, Lieven Decrock, Johannes Mariunus Den Otter, Patrick Marcel Duquerroy, Dennis Halberstadt, Jacobus Nicolaas Tuin
  • Patent number: 8011950
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, William J. MacKillop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 8011945
    Abstract: The present invention provides a locking device and a high voltage shield connector having the same. The locking device of the present invention preferably includes a mounting hole configured to penetrate the circumferential surface of a female housing, a support member configured to be supported on an edge of the mounting hole, a restraining member extending to a lower portion of the support member and projecting to the inside of the female housing, and a locker formed on a male housing to restrain the restraining member to be connected to the female housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kyungshin Industrial Company
    Inventors: Beob Mo Seong, Seung Cho Han, Ja Kyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 8007290
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a connector to an opening of an electronic device, an electronic device comprising the mounting device, and a method for mounting a connector to an opening of an electronic device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Martin Wolff, Omid Kazemifar, Ninus Brodin, Daniel Skagmo, Peter Sendelius, Bengt Mattsson, Maria Romedahl, Jonas Bergkvist
  • Patent number: 8007304
    Abstract: A contact strip comprises a plurality of contacts, and a connecting carrier having a plurality of connecting portions connecting with the contacts. The contact has a main body, a linking portion extending upwardly from the main body and a mounting portion downwardly bent from the main body. A pair of pre-break recesses are symmetrically defined on a front and a rear surfaces of the connecting portion, the recess laterally extends through the whole connecting portion and substantially has a gradual deeper depth. Operator can quickly and conveniently tear the recesses from the deep side of the recess to the shallow side of the recess to remove the connecting carrier from the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Pi Cheng
  • Patent number: 8007285
    Abstract: A circuit device is made smaller in higher. The circuit device includes a wiring substrate, a first circuit element, and a second circuit element. The circuit substrate includes an insulating resin layer, a wiring layer provided on a main surface of the insulating resin layer, and a wiring layer provided on the other main surface of the insulating resin layer. The wiring layer includes first interconnectors to which the first circuit element connects, and wiring portions. The film thickness of the first interconnector is made thinner than that of the wiring portion. The wiring layer includes second interconnectors and wiring portions. The first interconnectors and the second interconnectors are connected through the medium of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Usui, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8007325
    Abstract: A cable connecting apparatus comprises a plug type connector having a connectively engaging portion provided with a plurality of plug contacts which are arranged on each of first and second opposite surfaces of the connectively engaging portion to be connected with cables and a receptacle type connector having a housing on which an opening through which the connectively engaging portion of the plug type connector is inserted is formed at an end portion of the housing and a plurality of receptacle contacts arranged in the housing, wherein each of the receptacle contacts is provided with a pair of contacting points for coming into press-contact with the plug contact respectively on both sides of the first and second surfaces of the connectively engaging portion of the plug type connector and a distance from the end portion of the housing to one of the contacting points is different from a distance from the end portion of the housing to the other of the contacting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: I-PEX Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yotsutani
  • Patent number: 8007298
    Abstract: There is provided an electrical connector in which the retaining force of retaining a front cover is improved. Electrical connectors 1, and 1? each have a housing 10 having contact accommodating cavities 13; a front cover 20 that is attached to the front side of the housing 10 and that has mating connector inserting openings 24 at positions that correspond to the contact accommodating cavities 13; and a retainer 30 that is attached form the lower side of the housing 10 and that locks contacts accommodated in the contact accommodating cavities 13. Retaining means 27, 28, 32, and 33 is arranged at the front cover 20 and the retainer 30 to cause the retainer 30 to retain the front cover 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP K.K.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Komiyama, Kazushige Sakamaki
  • Patent number: 8007327
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an insulative base and a complimentary connector assembled therewith along an up-to-down direction instead of a left-to-right direction. Thus, a small assembly space will be achieved compared to the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sheng-Ho Yang, Tsu-Yang Wu, Chun-Chieh Yang, Hsin-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 8007326
    Abstract: A connector capable of preventing a contact portion of a contact from being damaged. The contact is held by a housing having an accommodating portion for accommodating an inserting portion of an inverter board. The contact has a contact portion which is capable of being brought into contact with the inserting portion accommodated in the accommodating portion along the direction of the thickness of the inverter board. A slider which brings the contact portion of the contact into and out of contact with the inserting portion of an inverter board by sliding is slidably mounted on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Tetsu Urano