Patents Examined by Truc T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11563293
    Abstract: A module may include a connector configured to electrically couple with a communications port of an information handling system, the connector comprising a plurality of electrical conduits, a housing configured to house the connector and shaped to mechanically engage with the communications port, and a visual indicator communicatively coupled to the plurality of electrical conduits and configured to visually indicate information associated with the communications port when the connector is communicatively coupled to the communications port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Padmanabhan Narayanan, Vamshidhar Varre
  • Patent number: 11563283
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a press-fit connection for a printed circuit board and a connecting element, where the connecting element is pressed into the printed circuit board in that the connecting element is tapered at the end facing the printed circuit board, and where an insertion depth to which the tapered section is inserted in the printed circuit board ensures a compensation for tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Christoph Schikora
  • Patent number: 11552430
    Abstract: A cable card assembly for an electrical connector includes a circuit card having upper and lower surfaces and extending between a cable end and a mating end with mating conductors at the mating end and cable conductors at the cable end. Cables are terminated to the circuit card that include signal conductors, ground shields surrounding the corresponding signal conductors, and drain wires electrically connected to the corresponding ground shields. The signal conductors are terminated to corresponding cable conductors. The cable card assembly includes a ground block separate and discrete from the circuit card and coupled to the circuit card. The ground block includes drain wire channels receiving corresponding drain wires. The ground block is electrically conductive to electrically connect the drain wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Jared Evan Rossman
  • Patent number: 11545794
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes: a housing having a first side at which a plurality of accommodating grooves configured to receive a plurality of terminals are formed, and having a second side open; a plurality of connection terminals extending in a direction parallel to a direction from the first side of the housing toward the second side of the housing, and fixed in the housing; a circuit board inserted into the second side of the housing that is open, fixed to the housing, and electrically connected to the plurality of connection terminals; and noise filters configured to filter out electromagnetic interference and coupled to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Ji Hyoung Kim, Jung Nan Ryu, Ki Hui Nam, Seoung Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 11545788
    Abstract: A terminal assembly and an electrical connector, the terminal assembly comprises a plurality of ground terminals, a plurality of signal terminals, and an insulating body. Each ground terminal comprises a ground terminal body, a ground pin, and a plurality of ground assembling pins. The plurality of signal terminals and the plurality of ground terminals are alternately arranged and disposed at intervals along a first direction. At least one signal terminal is disposed between two adjacent ground terminals. Each signal terminal comprises a signal terminal body, a signal pin, and a signal assembling pin. The insulating body is disposed on the plurality of ground terminal bodies and the plurality of signal terminal bodies. A plurality of first distances exist between the plurality of ground pins and the plurality of signal pins. A plurality of second distances exist between the plurality of ground assembling pins and the plurality of signal assembling pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Yan-Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 11545779
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a high-speed transmission connector includes: a row of first contacts, a row of second contacts, a row of third contacts, a row of fourth contacts, an upper housing that supports the row of first contacts, a lower housing that supports the row of second contacts, and an inner housing that supports the row of third contacts and the row of fourth contacts. The upper housing, the lower housing, and the inner housing are assembled in such a manner that the upper housing and the lower housing face each other in a vertical direction with a gap therebetween, and the inner housing is accommodated in the upper housing and the lower housing. The gap forms a slot into which a header of a device as a communicating counterpart is to be fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Ishii
  • Patent number: 11534560
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are aspects of portable vaporizers to deliver aliquots of heated air to material in a unitary furnace. The furnace is multipurposed reducing heat loss, air leakage and delays in availability of air aliquots at the proper temperature for use. By dividing the unitary furnace with an air permeable divider and placing material in the chamber a controller selectively providing electrical power to a heating element configured to heat air in at least an upper region of the unitary furnace. Upon application of suction to the fluid passage heated air passes into the material and vaporizes organic oils in the material and said heating a volume of air inside a unitary furnace vaporized material can be withdrawn from the fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Krietzman
  • Patent number: 11539150
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to provide a pin, a pin combination structure and a package body are described. A baffle structure is sleeved on the pin. The baffle structure is used to prevent a plastic packaging material from overflowing from a cavity that accommodates the plastic packaging material. The cavity is in a mold for packaging the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Hong Wu, Zhen Lv
  • Patent number: 11522309
    Abstract: There are provided a connector having excellent transmission characteristics, and a method for manufacturing such a connector, by which a connector can be manufactured more easily than in the conventional techniques, and thus its manufacturing cost can be reduced. A conductor base member including central terminal portions to form signal terminals, a grounded conductor portion to form a grounded conductor, connecting portions for connecting between the central terminal portions and the grounded conductor portion so as to integrate them together is integrally formed with an electrically conductive material. Then, the conductor base member is integrally fixed to the housing, and the connecting portions are cut to configure the central terminal portions as the central terminals and configure the grounded conductor portion as the grounded conductor, thereby obtaining a plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Yanase, Kiyoshi Asai, Naoyuki Ono, Hiroyasu Kamatani
  • Patent number: 11515674
    Abstract: An electrical connection assembly including two complementary connectors, each including a mutually parallel electrically insulating plates each comprising one face carrying signal transport contacts and an opposite face carrying at least one shielding sheet in such a manner that, when the connectors are connected together, the plates are interleaved between one another so that the contacts are pressed against one another and the shielding sheets are pressed against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: François Guillot, Patrice Chetanneau
  • Patent number: 11515677
    Abstract: An electronic power connector including at least one contact configured to electrically connect a power supply to a load. The electronic power connector further including an insulating sleeve configured to receive the at least one contact. The insulating sleeve includes a sensor slot located at a first end of the insulating sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Shadi Alex AbuGhazaleh, Ryan Papageorge, Thomas Scanzillo, Matthew Samojeden
  • Patent number: 11515670
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector body and a terminal attached to the connector body, the connector being fitted with a counterpart connector, the connector body includes a recess being fitted with a counterpart connector body of the counterpart connector and side walls extending in a longitudinal direction of the connector body, the side walls defining both sides of the recess. The terminal includes a plurality of terminals disposed along each of the side walls, and the plurality of terminals disposed along each of the side walls include one high frequency terminal and ground terminals disposed on both sides of the high frequency terminal. In plan view, a straight line connecting high frequency terminals disposed along both the side walls is inclined with respect to a center line of the connector body in a width direction, and a shield plate of the counterpart connector is extends along the center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Someya, Naoto Sasayama, Ryunosuke Miyamoto, Kenta Arichika
  • Patent number: 11510291
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tubular heating element for use in an apparatus for heating aerosolizable material to volatilize at least one component of the aerosolizable material. The tubular heating element further includes heating material layer that is heatable by penetration with a varying magnetic field on a tubular support. The tubular heating element has a wall thickness of no more than one millimeter. Further, the tubular heating element can include a protective layer. The heating layer includes a ferromagnetic material based on cobalt or nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Nicoventures Trading Limited
    Inventors: Martin Daniel Horrod, Julian Darryn White
  • Patent number: 11495923
    Abstract: A cable cap for a heating cable, and a heating cable assembly including a heating cable and a cable cap, in which the cable cap includes a power indicator that illuminates when sufficient power is supplied to the distal end of the heating cable. The indicator gives an installer or a user an indication that the heating cable is functioning properly the entire length of the heating cable. The cable cap may further include a connection feature, such as an aperture, that provides a connection point for a cable pulling device such as a fish tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Steve Kuhl
  • Patent number: 11484673
    Abstract: An aerosol generation system for generation of an aerosol from an aerosol-forming precursor includes an electrically operated heating system to heat the precursor to generate the aerosol, a flow path for transmission of flow, including the aerosol, to a user, the heating system arranged in fluid communication with the flow path, and electrical circuitry. The electrical circuitry is configured to determine a characteristic associated with a second order time derivative of a property of electrical energy through the heating system, and to determine a property related to the flow of the flow path based on the characteristic of the second order time derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ivan Soriano, Steve Anavi, Alexandre Prot
  • Patent number: 11482816
    Abstract: An oil temperature sensor includes a sensor body that detects the temperature of oil. The sensor body is formed by covering a thermistor mounted on a first lead frame and a second lead frame with a resin mold portion. The sensor body is fixed to the housing in a manner that the resin mold portion is buried and a first terminal portion and a second terminal portion are partially exposed to space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Matsunaga, Shingo Nomoto, Keisuke Yamauchi, Toshirou Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 11476602
    Abstract: An eye-of-needle terminal, comprising a base portion (1), a pin portion (3), and an elastic portion (2) disposed between the base portion and the pin portion. The elastic portion is provided with an eye-of-needle hole (4), and the extension direction of the eye-of-needle hole is the same as that of the elastic portion. The eye-of-needle hole comprises flared holes (42) located at both ends and a connecting hole (41) located between the two flared holes. The width of the end of each flared hole facing the connecting hole is greater than the width of the end distant from the connecting hole. Thereby not only ensuring that the eye-of-needle terminal is very easy to insert, but also ensuring that the eye-of-needle terminal forms a good connection with a conductive through hole after being inserted and does not easily come out of the conductive through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Xiaokang Guo, Mengcheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11464257
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electronic cigarette, including a power supply device with an installation groove and an atomizing device; either the installation groove or the atomizing device is provided with a protruded elastic buckle, and the elastic buckle can be slid perpendicularly along the installation direction of the atomizing device; the other one is provided with a buckle slot matching the elastic buckle. When the atomizing device is installed into the installation groove, the elastic buckle will be engaged in the buckle slot to form a disassemble connection between the atomizing device and the power supply device. When the elastic buckle is slid, the elastic buckle will come out of the buckle slot, so that the atomizing device can be taken out from the installation groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Junwei Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11462856
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a housing holding plug contacts at a mating end for mating with a mating connector. The plug connector includes a latch received in a latch pocket and movable between a latched position and an unlatched position. The latch has a main body and a latch beam extending from the main body. The latch beam includes a latch hook configured to be received in a latch opening of the mating connector in the latched position to secure the plug connector to the mating connector. The plug connector includes a retention assist member engaging the latch having a main body and a ram extending therefrom with a latch retention support positioned rearward of the latch beam. A biasing member drives the retention assist member in a biasing direction into the latch to hold the latch hook in the latching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Christopher David Ritter
  • Patent number: 11456561
    Abstract: The invention is applicable to the technical field of connectors, and in particular, relates to a terminal structure for a high-speed data transmission connector and a connector thereof. The terminal structure for a high-speed data transmission connector comprises an upper row terminal and a lower row terminal respectively assembled at an upper end and a lower end of an insulating body of the high-speed data transmission connector, and electrically connected to a PCB motherboard of the high-speed data transmission connector, the upper row terminal comprising a front-end terminal and a rear-end terminal connected to each other, and the terminal structure further comprises: a first anti-resonance module comprising a first conducting member disposed on the front-end terminal; and a second anti-resonance module comprising a second conducting member disposed on the rear-end terminal; wherein an exterior angle at connection of the front-end terminal and the rear-end terminal is from 55° to 80°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Rongzhe Guo, Kechang Wei