Patents Examined by Xanthia C Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10401910
    Abstract: An information handling system chassis is built at least in part from ceramic elements. For example, a transparent aluminum oxide ceramic portion covers a touchscreen to provide a rigid outer surface for accepting end user inputs. As another example, a ceramic chassis element has a ceramic material formed around a metal material of similar substance with bonding of the ceramic to the underlying material enhanced with oxidation of the outer surface of the metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Abbatiello, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 10379576
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to flexible wearable electronic devices and associate methods of fabrication. In one embodiment, a general flexible wearable electronic device comprises a flexible article of apparel. A first plurality of components are in communication with the flexible article of apparel and each configured to comprise a radius of curvature of no more than 5 cm when folded. The first plurality of components comprises a display(s) and an input device(s). The first plurality of components are printed on to the flexible apparel using an electrically conductive ink that comprises a polymeric binder and single sheets of graphene comprising a thickness of up to 1 nm. A second plurality of components are in communication with the flexible article of apparel and communicatively coupled to the first plurality of components. The second plurality of components comprises a microprocessor(s) and an electronic device(s) configured for wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Vorbeck Materials Corp.
    Inventor: John S Lettow
  • Patent number: 10383238
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device of this invention includes: a display panel; a plate whose one side is attached to the rear surface of the display panel; a module cover including a forming area that is projected and recessed in at least some part to keep a distance from the plate; and a housing attached to the module cover. According to the present invention, it is possible to minimize heat transfer towards the display panel by including a module cover where a forming area is provided to keep a distance from a plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Hyungkwon Yun, Chunsoo Chang, Munhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10375841
    Abstract: Electronic control device has case, circuit board and cover. Case bottom wall section has insertion guide rising up from top surface thereof. Insertion guide has guide hole in top section wall, through which terminal of solenoid coil is inserted, and guide groove surrounding at least three sides of terminal is formed to be continuous with guide hole. Terminal is inserted into insertion hole through guide groove from the bottom section of insertion guide, is guided to guide hole by guide groove, and projects from insertion guide through guide hole. Top section wall and circuit board are adjacent, and through hole is disposed directly above guide hole, thereby terminal projecting from insertion guide is guided to and inserted into through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10371312
    Abstract: Techniques for selectively rotatable feet for an apparatus are described. According to various implementations, an apparatus includes feet on its base that cushion the apparatus on an adjacent surface, such as a desk, a table, and a floor. The feet are rounded (e.g., spherical) and can rotate relative to the base to enable the apparatus to be moved on an adjacent surface. To prevent unwanted movement during a typical usage, the apparatus includes brakes that engage with the feet to prevent rotation. The brakes, however, can be selectively disengaged from different feet to enable different types of movement of the apparatus, such as rotational and translational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shalini Joshi Majumdar, Chau Van Ho, Bo Dan
  • Patent number: 10364031
    Abstract: A tablet computing device support for use by a user seated on an airplane behind a seat having a folding table. The tablet computing device support comprises a main body, a bottom support element positioned at a bottom end of the main body, at least two lateral support members positioned on opposite sides of the main body, each of the at least two lateral support members including a lateral support element, and at least one securing member configured to be inserted between the folding table in the upright position and the seat in front of the user. The bottom support element and the at least two lateral support elements are configured to receive therebetween and secure a tablet computing device to the tablet computing device support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Bernard Goupil
  • Patent number: 10362674
    Abstract: Power may be supplied to an electronic module according to various techniques. In one general implementation, for example, a system for supplying power to an electronic module may include a printed circuit board, the electronic module, and a conductive foil. The board may include a number of contact locations on a first side, with at least one of the contact locations electrically coupled to a via to a second side of the board. The electronic module may be electrically coupled to the contact locations on the first side of the board and receive electrical power through the at least one contact location electrically coupled to a via. The foil may be adapted to convey electrical power for the electronic module and electrically coupled on the second side of circuit board to at least the via electrically coupled to a contact location that receives electrical power for the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Christo, Julio A. Maldonado, Roger D. Weekly, Tingdong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10362709
    Abstract: A vent-free, fan-less pre-configured Information Technology component cluster suitable for in-wall mounting is provided which maintains proper operational temperature of all components within the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Tommy Joe Buckner, III
  • Patent number: 10356963
    Abstract: An ultrathin LCD module and a liquid crystal display are provided. The ultrathin LCD module has a printed circuit board, a liquid crystal panel connected with the printed circuit board through at least one flexible circuit board, and an array light source of light emitting diodes disposed between the printed circuit board and the liquid crystal panel, which has a plurality of light emitting diodes and a substrate to carry the light emitting diodes. A projection of the flexible circuit board projected on the substrate is not overlapped with the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10356927
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a storage card adapter. The storage card adapter is used for housing storage cards (e.g., M.2 storage cards), and the storage card adapter can then be inserted into a drive bay. The storage card adapter includes a compression latch system that, when engaged, brings together the cover and carrier frame of the storage card adapter such that at least 100 lbs of compressive force is applied to thermal pads disposed on either side of storage cards housed within the storage card adapter. The compression latch system includes a cam into which a shaft of a compression latch is inserted. When a lever attached to one end of the shaft is pivoted about the shaft, a ramp on the opposite end of the shaft engages with an engagement ramp within the cam to thereby pull together the cover and carrier frame and provide the desired compressive force to the thermal pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Brian Ehlen, Melody Grace Liu
  • Patent number: 10345920
    Abstract: A keyboard/keyboard enclosure is provided. The keyboard/keyboard enclosure includes front and rear shells removably connected together and made of a durable metal material such as aluminum. The enclosure defines a cavity and various features for positioning and/or restraining a PCB within the cavity. A keypad is positioned on the front surface of the front shell. End caps extend into the cavity from opposed ends of the front and rear shells, thereby selectively securing the front and rear shells together and/or further positioning and/or restraining the PCB within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin R. Stoops
  • Patent number: 10349549
    Abstract: A shielded direct current link (“DC link”) busbar includes a central planar element that includes a first surface and a second surface axially opposed to the first surface. The shielded DC link busbar further includes a first conductive lamina disposed over the first surface and a second conductive lamina disposed over the second surface. Further, the first conductive lamina and the second conductive lamina are electrically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Tobias Schuetz, Xiaoting Dong, Philipp Leuner
  • Patent number: 10346735
    Abstract: An assembling buckle structure for memory circuit board includes: a base, two sides thereof are respectively formed with an elastic lateral plate having at least a buckle part, two ends of the lateral plate is formed with at least an outer mounting convex and a fasten post, the rear end of the base is formed with a tail plate having at least a buckle part; a memory circuit board disposed in the base, the front end thereof is formed with a connection seat; and a cover, covered and engaged with the base, the front end thereof is formed with a penetrated hole, two inner ends thereof are formed with at least an inner mounting concave; accordingly, the memory circuit board, the base and the cover are able to be stably buckled and combined in any direction without using any screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Wen-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 10349552
    Abstract: Supporting input/output (I/O) connectivity for a printed circuit assembly (PCA) in a hot aisle cabling or a cold aisle cabling arrangement includes a chassis, the chassis being connected to a rack in a data center, and a PCA slidably connected to the chassis via a tray, in which the PCA comprises a number of bill of material (BOM) options to customize the PCA and a single basic input/output system (BIOS) image, and in which the PCA is physically shifted on the chassis to accommodate a cold aisle cabling or a hot aisle cabling arrangement of the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Brian T Purcell, Zheila N. Madanipour, Chandler Ray Harris, Robert Allen Voss, Michael Bourg
  • Patent number: 10342145
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate holding structure including: a cylindrical side wall portion that forms an accommodating space; a holding wall portion protruding inward of the accommodating space from the side wall portion; a plurality of press fit terminals held by the holding wall portion, protruding toward an opening of the side wall portion, and pressedly inserted into holes of a substrate accommodated in the accommodating space; and a flexible arm portion protruding toward the opening from a position closer to the side wall portion than the press fit terminals of the holding wall portion, have flexibility, and having a hook portion configured to lock a surface on the opening side of the substrate, wherein distal end positions of the press fit terminals and the arm portion are closer to the holding wall portion than an end surface on the opening side of the side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Masakuni Samejima
  • Patent number: 10337713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the electrical connection of at least one light source to an electric power supply device. The device is specifically employed in a lighting device for a motor vehicle, and permits the arrangement of light sources remotely from the connecting element which, in turn, can be arranged remotely from an electric power supply device of the light sources. The connecting device permits a high degree of freedom in the arrangement of light sources in relation to the device, as it casts little shadow upon the light sources, whilst ensuring the effective dissipation of heat generated thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Zdravko Zojceski, Marc Duarte
  • Patent number: 10342150
    Abstract: A magnetically latched installation and extraction mechanism for an avionics display unit or other Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) installable in, and extractable from, a vehicle instrument panel includes a bezel attachable to the LRU, the paddle or the bezel including magnets embedded into opposing corners configured to attract the magnetic surfaces of, or the embedded magnets in, the opposing bezel or paddle. The LRU may include hinged paddles having an open position for installing/extracting the LRU from the instrument panel and a stowed position substantially flush with the surface of the bezel, the paddles corresponding to the embedded bezel magnets. Magnets embedded in the hinged paddles may secure the paddles in the stowed position via attraction to the bezel magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua V. Davis, Steven W. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10334734
    Abstract: A circuit assembly includes a circuit board provided with a connection opening, a plurality of busbars provided on a back surface of the circuit board, an electronic component provided with connection terminals that are soldered to the corresponding busbar exposed through the connection opening, and a solder restricting layer that is provided between the circuit board and the plurality of busbars and includes a pattern surrounding a soldering region of the busbar to which the connection terminals are soldered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tou Chin, Arinobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10322682
    Abstract: A steering wheel assembly is provided. The steering wheel assembly includes a steering wheel body having a first surface and a second surface disposed opposite the first surface. The first surface has a keyboard template defined thereon. The keyboard template includes a plurality of key areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan L. Faist, Richard P. Nash
  • Patent number: 10327363
    Abstract: A field device has a housing providing EMC-protection. The housing includes a conductive housing core, which is surrounded on all sides by a non-conductive housing jacket secured thereon by force-interlocking, e.g. frictional interlocking, or by material bonding. At least one electrically conductive barrier is placed on and connected with an electrically conducting region of the housing core and divides the interior of the housing into at least two chambers with different degrees of EMC-protection. The barrier contains a passageway, with which at least a first electronic circuit and a second electronic circuit, which are located in different chambers, are contacted with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Bernhard Michalski, Udo Grittke, Herbert Schroth, Bernd Strutt