Patents Examined by William H. Mayo, III
  • Patent number: 10321596
    Abstract: A job-site electric apparatus in one aspect the present disclosure includes a housing, an operation device, a terminal, a separator, a coupling device, and a sealing portion. The separator is configured to separate the housing into a first area and a second area, and includes a through hole that allows communication between the first area and the second area. The first area includes the operation device. The second area includes the terminal. The coupling device passes through the through hole and electrically couple the terminal to the operation device. The sealing portion seals the through hole through which the coupling device passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Oguchi, Goshi Ishikawa, Nobuaki Kawatani
  • Patent number: 10321562
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board and an electronic device including a flexible circuit board are provided. The flexible circuit board may include a substrate having a bending area and a non-bending area, a wiring pattern layer provided on the bending area and the non-bending area, a plating layer provided on the wiring pattern layer and including an open area in an area corresponding to the bending area, and a protective layer that directly contacts one surface of the wiring pattern layer exposed at the open area and a side surface of the plating layer. The protective layer may have a larger thickness than a thickness of the plating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jun Young Lim, Woong Sik Kim, Hyung Kyu Yoon, Min Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10320164
    Abstract: A grounding clip including: a head having an aperture disposed in the head; a first leg connected to a first edge of the head; a second leg connected to a second edge of the head, where the first leg and the second leg are substantially parallel; a first resilient tab connected to the first leg at an end distal from the end connected to the head; and a second resilient tab connected to the second leg at an end distal from the end connected to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: RXL, INC.
    Inventor: Eddie Garcia
  • Patent number: 10321561
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board (PCB), a method for manufacturing the flexible PCB, and a PCB structure having the flexible PCB are disclosed. A flexible printed circuit board includes a first conductive pattern layer, a second conductive pattern layer, a plurality of first conductive pillars, and a plurality of second conductive pillars. Each of the plurality of first conductive pillars electrically connects to the first conductive pattern layer and is spaced from the second conductive pattern layer, and a plurality of second conductive pillars electrically connects to the second conductive pattern layer and is spaced from the first conductive pattern layer. The plurality of first conductive pillars and the plurality of second conductive pillars are exposed from one surface of the flexible printed circuit board to form a plurality of electrical contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited., HongQiSheng Precision Electronics (QinHuangDao) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xian-Qin Hu, Ming-Jaan Ho
  • Patent number: 10319495
    Abstract: A conductive path includes: a first conductor in which a terminal end portion serves as a first connection portion; a second conductor in which a second connection portion at a terminal end portion is coaxially fixed to the first connection portion; a support member that is more rigid than the first and second conductors, and is disposed so as to extend along a fixed portion between the first and second connection portions; and a heat-shrinkable tube (holding member) that integrates the support member with the first and second conductors while enveloping the support member. Even when an external force acts on the first and second conductors so as to skew the axes of the two conductors, the support member and the heat-shrinkable tube keep the two conductors in the coaxial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Kuroishi
  • Patent number: 10315594
    Abstract: A slide wiring apparatus configured to electrically connect a vehicle body and a sliding member that is provided in the vehicle body. The slide wiring apparatus includes a support rail, a slider configured to slidably support the sliding member, a wire harness that is disposed inside the support rail and is drawn out of the support rail from an opening portion of the support rail, a guide portion configured to fold, toward the support rail, an extra length portion of the wire harness that is drawn out from the opening portion of the support rail, an accommodation portion for accommodating the extra length portion of the wire harness in a state in which the extra length portion is folded in a U-shape, and an external member that is bendable in only one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono
  • Patent number: 10312673
    Abstract: A connecting end portion of a shield pipe with respect to a shield member is waterproofed. A shield conduction path includes: a shield pipe having a connecting end portion opened obliquely downward; a braided wire fasten to an outer periphery of the portion by a swaging ring; a plurality of wires inserted into the pipe and braided wire; a rubber shield grommet and surrounding a fastening region between the braided wire and swaging ring; a binding band that fixes an upper end portion of the grommet to an outer periphery of the pipe in a liquid tight manner; a tube formed of synthetic resin surrounding the braided wire and having an upper end portion surrounding a lower end of the grommet; and exterior adhesive tape wound in a liquid tight manner from an outer periphery of the upper end portion of the tube over an outer periphery of the grommet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hagi, Hiroshi Inoue, Kouki Shiga, Hiroki Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10311999
    Abstract: A cable having a multipurpose space area comprises pods formed at both side ends of a cable and accommodating support members; electric cable insertion portions formed at the center of the cable between the pods and accommodating electric cables; support members inserted into the pods; and multiple electric cables inserted into the electric cable insertion portions. The electric cable insertion portion is partitioned into a plurality of areas by a plurality of joining portions and fusion portions to which fusible materials fused by heat are applied are formed at inner sides of the respective areas of the electric cable insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Thomas Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Churl Sung, Moon Gyu Sung
  • Patent number: 10304623
    Abstract: Some features pertain to a package substrate that includes at least one dielectric layer, an inductor in the at least one dielectric layer, a first terminal coupled to the inductor, a second terminal coupled to the inductor, and a third terminal coupled to the inductor. The first terminal is configured to be a first port for the inductor. The second terminal is configured to be a second port for the inductor. The third terminal is a dummy terminal. In some implementations, the package substrate includes a solder resist layer over the dielectric layer, where the solder resist layer covers the third terminal. In some implementations, the package substrate includes a solder interconnect over the third terminal, such that the solder resist layer is between the third terminal and the solder interconnect. In some implementations, the package substrate is coupled to a die comprising a plurality of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Young Kyu Song, John Jong Hoon Lee, Sangjo Choi
  • Patent number: 10304836
    Abstract: Printed electronic devices are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle B. Tallman, Jonathan H. Herko, Michael S. Roetker, Amy Catherine Porter, Lin Ma, David M. Skinner, Eric Robert Dudek, Scott J. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10297367
    Abstract: A composite cable includes a first twisted-pair wire formed by twisting a pair of first electric wires, a second twisted-pair wire formed by twisting a pair of second electric wires, a pair of third electric wires arranged between the first and second twisted-pair wires in a circumferential direction, each third electric wire having a larger outer diameter than the first and second electric wires, and a tape member spirally wound around an assembled article that is formed by twisting the first twisted-pair wire, the second twisted-pair wire and the pair of third electric wires together. The two twisted-pair wires have the same twist direction, the twist direction of the two twisted-pair wires is different from a twist direction of the assembled article, and the twist direction of the assembled article is different from a winding direction of the tape member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hayakawa, Tomoyuki Murayama, Hirotaka Eshima, Fumihito Oka, Takahiro Futatsumori
  • Patent number: 10298004
    Abstract: A seal structure for a multicore cable includes a multicore cable in which a plurality of electrical wires are enveloped by a sheath, the plurality of electrical wires extending out from an end portion of the sheath, and a rubber plug having a sheath fitting portion that is fitted around the end portion of the sheath, in which the plurality of electrical wires in a power electrical wire pair, a first signal electrical wire pair, and a second signal electrical wire pair are arranged point-symmetrically in a region in which the sheath fitting portion is fitted around the end portion of the sheath, in a cross section of the sheath that is orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the multicore cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komori, Makoto Higashikozono, Hisashi Sawada
  • Patent number: 10297364
    Abstract: A wire harness that includes an individual shield area and an overall shield area, the reliability of connection in an overlapping area where the two areas overlap each other is improved. The overlapping area includes connection members that connect an overall shield member and each of a plurality of individual shield members to each other. The connection members include a plurality of inner connection members that are respectively located in correspondence with the plurality of individual shield members, and an outer connection member that is located outside the inner connection members. Outer circumferences of the inner connection members in a combined state form a substantially circular cross-sectional shape, and an inner circumference of the outer connection member has a substantially circular cross-sectional shape that is substantially coaxial with the inner connection members that are in the combined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Izawa
  • Patent number: 10297365
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cable that includes a core, a first armor wire layer surrounding the core, a first polymer layer disposed around the first armor wire layer, where the first polymer layer has a first sensitivity to energy emitted from an energy source, a second armor wire layer that may be disposed at least partially in the first polymer layer, and a second polymer layer disposed around the second armor wire layer, where the second polymer layer has a second sensitivity to the energy emitted from energy source, and the second sensitivity is greater than the first sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Varkey, Qingdi Huang, Burcu Altintas, Sheng Chang, Patrick Sladecek, Celso Oliveira, Tam Tran
  • Patent number: 10297366
    Abstract: An electric power cable is provided, wherein the electric power cable comprises an organic silicon insulating coating layer capable of being cured at room temperature. Generally, the electric power cable comprises a cable conductor capable of transmitting electric energy, and the organic silicon insulating coating layer is coated to the exterior surface of the cable conductor. The cable conductor may be an exposed overhead bare conductive wire, and the organic silicon insulating coating layer is especially suitable for being formed on the exterior surface of the overhead bare conductive wire by coating directly thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Xueyan Yao, Zheng Guan, Chongrui Cai, Tiande Wang, Yaming Wang
  • Patent number: 10291003
    Abstract: A raceway for a low voltage cabinet, including a body, a bottom and an intermediate wall jointly delimiting a compartment with a permanent opening extending along one side of the raceway, and a flap hinged on the body towards the raceway on the side of the raceway in which the permanent opening is delimited, this flap being mobile so that it can be folded to face the intermediate wall or to be separated from it. The compartment is designed to hold communication cables, the intermediate wall is designed to hold power cables on its face opposite the compartment, the flap is thus designed to support modules on its face opposite the intermediate wall, each module being connected to at least one communication cable and at least one power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Jean Marmonier
  • Patent number: 10290926
    Abstract: Two shot knuckles include a first shot component and a second shot component. Both shot components are composed of different dielectric materials, where the first shot is composed of a relatively high strength structural material and the second is composed of a cosmetic material. The first shot component can physically couple two conductive sections together by interfacing with a coupling structure of that section. The first shot component includes second shot retaining regions and a cosmetic region. The second shot component occupies the cosmetic region and anchors itself to the first shot component using the second shot retaining regions. The second shot may be the only part of the two-shot knuckle visible to a user of an electronic device and can exhibit any desired color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel William Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10292270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact bump connection (24) and to a method for producing a contact bump connection between an electronic component being provided with at least one terminal face (11) and a contact substrate (26) being contacted with the component and having at least one second terminal face (25), wherein the first terminal face is provided with a contact bump (10), which has a raised edge (15) and has at least one displacement pin (16) in a displacement compartment (18) being surrounded by the raised edge and being open towards a head end of the contact bump, and wherein, in a contact region (31) with the first terminal face, the second terminal face has a contact bead (30), which is formed by displacement of a contact material (29) of the second terminal face into the displacement compartment and which surrounds the displacement pin, said contact bead having a bead crown (33) which is oriented to a bottom (17) of the displacement compartment and is raised relative to a level contact surface (32)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Nieland, Frank Kriebel
  • Patent number: 10290397
    Abstract: The electric wire according to one aspect of the present invention is an electric wire comprising an insulated electric wire and one or more coating layers covering the insulated electric wire, wherein at least one layer of the one or more coating layers is formed from a resin composition containing a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer and an allophanate crosslinking agent. The electric wire having such a characteristic feature is excellent in abrasion resistance and heat resistance and can be produced at low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuhei Mayama, Takaya Kohori
  • Patent number: 10288652
    Abstract: A cable includes a core and a plurality of layers surrounding the core. In one embodiment, at least one of the layers surrounding the core includes multiple sets of phase conductors. The respective sets of phase conductors are electrically isolated from one another. Other cables are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Augusto Ospina Ramirez, Jared D. Weitzel