Patents Examined by Tho D. Ta
  • Patent number: 10886960
    Abstract: A button assembly of the present invention is configured in a communication equipment. The button assembly includes a button, a tray and at least an elastic arm. A side of the button is recessed inward to form a holding space. At least an inner side wall of the holding space is recessed to form a clamping groove. The tray is disposed in the holding space. The elastic arm has a fixing portion mounted on a side wall of the tray. The fixing portion is extended frontward and is protruded outward to form a contact part. The contact part is extended frontward and outward to form a clamping part disposed in the clamping groove. The clamping groove and the elastic arm are disposed to provide the button and the tray to be fixed or disengaged, achieving an effect of saving space in assembling of internal components of the communication equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Lin, Te-Hung Yin, Chun-Fu Lin, Sheng-Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 10882408
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein refer to connectors that enable two structures or devices to be coupled together in a manner that enables consistent and reliable operation of contactless communications and power transfer. The connector integrates power and alignment such that when two connectors are coupled together the power connections are also responsible for connector alignment. The connector alignment ensures that contactless communication channels, spanning between the connectors, are aligned to enable consistent and reliable operation of contactless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KEYSSA SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Besel, Stephan Lang
  • Patent number: 10881151
    Abstract: A cartridge of an e-vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir in the housing, a heater in the housing, and an absorbent material at least partially surrounding the sinusoidal shaped member. The reservoir is configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The heater has a sinusoidal shaped member translating about an elliptical shape to define a channel there through. The absorbent material is in fluid communication with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Shmuel Gavrielov, Yuval Malka, Rangaraj S. Sundar, Isaac Weigensberg, David Rubli, Moshe Eliyahu, Arye Weigensberg, Christopher S. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10886664
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electrical terminal includes a contact formed of a first material having a tensile strength, and a hood surrounding the contact, the hood formed of a second material having a tensile strength. The tensile strength of the second material is greater than the tensile strength of the first material. The contact and hood have cooperating retention features for securing the contact to the hood, and the hood provides strengthening features for improving the mechanical properties of the contact. The electrical terminal is mounted in a connector assembly. The electrical terminal has features which prevent or minimize damage to a seal of the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Dwaraganathan Bhagyanathan Sathianathan, Yves Lepottier
  • Patent number: 10862245
    Abstract: Connector apparatus having a male connector assembly, a female connector assembly, and a connector position assurance (CPA) device. The connector position assurance (CPA) device is inserted into one of the connector assemblies to lock the male connector assembly and female connector assembly together as an additional locking assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Franklin A. Holub, Vikas Azad, Darrell George
  • Patent number: 10855011
    Abstract: A connector module for an electrical connector that has at least one wafer assembly with at least one conductive member and at least one contact wafer. The contact wafer includes a plurality of contacts including at least one signal contact and at least one ground contact. Each of the contacts has a board engagement end configured to engage a printed circuit board and a mating interface end opposite thereof and configured to connect with a contact of a mating connector module. A grounding gasket receives the board engagement ends of the contacts of the wafer assembly. The grounding gasket has at least one portion in electrical contact with the ground contact of the plurality of contacts. The ground contact of the contact wafer is in electrical contact with both the conductive member and the grounding gasket, thereby defining a grounding path through the connector module to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Philip T. Stokoe, Djamel Hamiroune
  • Patent number: 10855023
    Abstract: A magnetic connector has a plug core disposed around a plug contact set and a receptacle core disposed around a receptacle contact set. The plug core defines a generally elongated circular plug core edge. The receptacle core defines a generally elongated concentric-circular receptacle core edge. The receptacle core edge defines an air gap and the plug core defines an anchor configured to insert into the air gap. A coil is disposed around the receptacle core, and the coil, the plug core and the air gap define a magnetic circuit. The coil is electrically energized so as to form a magnetic field within an air gap, lock the anchor within the air gap and lock the plug contact set to the receptacle contact set accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Marcelo M. Lamego, Cristiano Dalvi, Hung Vo
  • Patent number: 10847938
    Abstract: An antenna cable connection module in accordance with the present disclosure includes an antenna cable for forming a contact point connected to an antenna filter part; a body part located on the outer circumferential surface of the antenna cable, and inserted into a receiving port located on the antenna filter part together with the end portion of the antenna cable and coupled to the antenna filter part; and a bush interposed between the antenna cable and the body part, and having an inclined surface having a slope in a longitudinal direction formed thereon to strengthen the coupling between the antenna filter part and the antenna cable. As a result, it is possible to constitute a simple antenna cable connection module of a ground contact type, thus providing a device reducing the failure occurrence rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Sunghwan So, Seongman Kang, Eunsuk Jung
  • Patent number: 10847912
    Abstract: A broadband connector system is provided. Said broadband connector system comprises a broadband socket connector comprising a socket strip conductor element comprising a socket lateral dimension, and a broadband plug connector comprising a plug strip conductor element comprising a plug lateral dimension. In this context, the broadband socket connector is connectable to the broadband plug connector, wherein the socket lateral dimension is greater or equal to the plug lateral dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Alexander Kunze, Alexander Stuka
  • Patent number: 10847916
    Abstract: A connector includes a cylindrical connector housing having a retainer and a terminal accommodating chamber in which a terminal is to be inserted. The retainer has first and second flat plate portions, a side plate portion, and a front plate portion. The retainer is attached to the cylindrical connector housing along an attaching direction. A temporary engagement projection and a main engagement projection are provided on a housing outer surface of the cylindrical connector housing so as to be arranged in parallel each other and extend along a direction substantially perpendicular to the attaching direction of the retainer. The temporary engagement projection has a height from the housing outer surface higher than that of the main engagement projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Endo, Koutarou Tobino
  • Patent number: 10845392
    Abstract: A medium or high voltage electrical device includes a housing, a central conductor provided within the housing, and a sacrificial cap configured for mounting on the housing. The sacrificial cap includes an outer housing, an insulated body, and a sacrificial conductor provided within the insulated body, wherein the sacrificial conductor electrically communicates with the central conductor within the housing when the sacrificial cap is mounted on the housing. A voltage test point terminal is provided within the insulated body and accessible via the outer housing of the sacrificial cap to capacitively couple with the sacrificial conductor. The sacrificial cap includes a portion configured to be physically severed to confirm that the electrical connector is de-energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Larry N. Siebens
  • Patent number: 10847928
    Abstract: A connector for plugging together with a counter-connector in a plug-in direction comprises a casing, a receptacle seal, and an oscillation absorber. The casing has a contact receptacle receiving a contact. The contact receptacle has a receptacle outer wall. The receptacle seal is disposed on the receptacle outer wall. The oscillation absorber is disposed at a distance from the receptacle seal in the plug-in direction and has a de-aeration opening extending through the oscillation absorber in the plug-in direction. A free volume extends between the receptacle seal and the oscillation absorber in the plug-in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Ruediger Ostermann, Ralf Hecker
  • Patent number: 10840629
    Abstract: An edge card connector assembly has a harness-side portion connectable to a cable and a card-side portion adapted to receive a planar structure edgewise therein in a plane of entry. The edge card connector has a plurality of resilient electrical contacting members extending through the wall and is adapted for electrical connection with the cable in the harness-side portion and with the planar structure in the card-side portion. Upper and lower contacting members are disposed above and below the plane, respectively, such that the received planar structure impinges on the contacting members to urge the upper and lower contacting members away from the plane, and the upper and lower contacting members exert opposing holding pressure on the upper and lower surfaces of the planar structure at respective contact points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventor: Sharona Ben Shoshan
  • Patent number: 10840623
    Abstract: A board-mounting connector includes a cylindrical terminal and a housing holding the cylindrical terminal. The cylindrical terminal includes a cylindrical portion in contact with a mating terminal, a contact portion extending in a direction intersecting a fitting direction so as to be connected to a circuit board, and an intermediate portion supported by the housing between the cylindrical portion and the contact portion. The cylindrical portion includes a slit defined, by bending a plate-shaped conductor into a cylindrical shape and abutting one edge portion thereof against another edge portion thereof, between the one edge portion and the other edge portion. Further, the slit is formed such that a slit tip end portion located on a mating terminal side of the cylindrical portion and a slit base end portion located on an intermediate portion side thereof are located at offset positions in a peripheral direction of the cylindrical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naokazu Nagasaka, Shin Nemoto, Koji Miyawaki, Takashi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10833448
    Abstract: A termination assembly including an elongate housing having at least one access port and an end adaptor on each opposing end, said end adaptor including a tube adaptor or a moulded cable end adaptor, a terminal block having a plurality of terminals, said terminal block is positionable within the elongate housing, a sealing sleeve for covering the elongate housing, and wherein the termination assembly is fillable with oil and forms part of a sealed electrical cable when connected via the end adaptors to tube containing a wiring loom and/or when connected to a moulded cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Tristan Janle
  • Patent number: 10833458
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a housing having a terminal channel with a power terminal in the terminal channel. The electrical connector includes a temperature sensor assembly positioned in the chamber. The temperature sensor assembly includes a sealing pad holding the power terminal and a thermal shunt held by the sealing pad. A temperature sensor is coupled to the thermal shunt. The sealing pad is electrically insulative and has a terminal opening receiving the power terminal. The sealing pad is thermally coupled to the power terminal and thermally coupled to the thermal shunt. The thermal shunt has a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of the sealing pad. The temperature sensor monitors the temperature of the power terminal through a thermal path defined by the sealing pad and the thermal shunt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: David Bruce Sarraf, Nathan Philip Myer
  • Patent number: 10833449
    Abstract: High voltage, subsea connection assembly having a male part (101) comprising a male housing (103) with a liquid chamber (110), and a male housing aperture (107). A male pin (106) is positioned within the male housing aperture. A female part (1) has a female housing (5) with a liquid chamber (10) with a dielectric liquid, and a male pin receiving aperture (7). The male pin is axially movable into and out of the female housing (5). An aperture channel (8) has a rear section (12), the radial inwardly directed face of which together with an outer radial face of the male pin (106) defines a flushing gap (14) when the male pin (106) is positioned in the rear section (12). An exit channel (16) is arranged in the aperture channel, between the rear section, and the male pin receiving aperture or the male housing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Benestad Solutions AS
    Inventor: Johannes Arngrim Vassgård
  • Patent number: 10833516
    Abstract: A charging port module for a mobile electronic device and a mobile electronic device including the charging port module. The charging port module includes a housing including at least one opening; a heating element disposed on the housing; and a plurality of electrodes contacting the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Hajin Kim
  • Patent number: 10826202
    Abstract: Connectors for linear lighting are disclosed. These connectors are adapted to electrically connect two strips of linear lighting, or a single strip of linear lighting and an appropriate number of wires. At least the portions of the connectors that accept the strips of linear lighting have sloped ramps that provide strain relief to the strips of linear lighting. Additionally, pivoting connectors that allow their sides to rotate relative to one another are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventors: J. B. Lowe, Travis Irons, Matthew John
  • Patent number: 10819071
    Abstract: A connector is capable of replacing an STP cable (10B) and a UTP cable (10A) without a large structural change. UTP connection terminals (21A) are accommodated in accommodating portions (26) of a UTP dielectric (22A) that are close to each other in a width direction. Thus, elastic contact pieces (32) thereof are located inside and close to each other in the width direction, while receiving portions (31) are located outside and spaced from each other in the width direction. STP connection terminals (21B) are accommodated in accommodating portions (26) of an STP dielectric (22B) that are spaced more apart in the width direction than those of the UTP dielectric (22A). Thus, elastic contact pieces (32) thereof are located outside and are spaced from each other in the width direction, while receiving portions (31) thereof are located inside so as to be close to each other in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio, Kimiyasu Okumura, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara, Ryutaro Yamazaki