Patents by Inventor Hung Viet Ngo

Hung Viet Ngo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10276967
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for supporting first and second electrical connectors on a substrate. For instance, the first electrical connector includes electrical contacts that are configured to be mounted to the substrate. The second electrical connector includes electrical contacts that are configured to be mounted to a complementary electrical component other than the substrate. The second electrical connector is thus configured to be attached to the first electrical connector, such that the second electrical is supported by the substrate without being mounted to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Publication number: 20180254573
    Abstract: An electrical power interconnection system is described. The electrical interconnection system may comprise an electrical power connector and a substrate, such as a printed circuit board. The electrical power connector may comprise a housing and a plurality of electrical power contacts supported by the housing. The electrical power contacts may comprise a mounting end, a mating end, and a contact body disposed between the mounting end and the mating end. The electrical power contacts may have planar portions. The mating ends may comprise opposing first second beams defining a slot. The slot may be configured to receive the substrate therein, such that the first beam contacts the first side of the substrate and the second beam contacts the second side of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Charles Copper, Christopher J. Kolivoski, Hung Viet Ngo, Thomas Brungard
  • Patent number: 10050395
    Abstract: Electrical cables are described having strands of fibers of wire that are fused together at their ends to facilitate attachment to a respective mating member and mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Charles M. Gross, Christopher J. Kolivoski
  • Publication number: 20180034190
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for supporting first and second electrical connectors on a substrate. For instance, the first electrical connector includes electrical contacts that are configured to be mounted to the substrate. The second electrical connector includes electrical contacts that are configured to be mounted to a complementary electrical component other than the substrate. The second electrical connector is thus configured to be attached to the first electrical connector, such that the second electrical is supported by the substrate without being mounted to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: FCI USA LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Patent number: 9782966
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Publication number: 20170170615
    Abstract: Electrical cables are described having strands of fibers of wire that are fused together at their ends to facilitate attachment to a respective mating member and mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Hung Viet NGO, Charles M. GROSS, Christopher J. KOLIVOSKI
  • Patent number: 9680236
    Abstract: An electrical connector can include a connector housing including a housing body that can define an opening that is configured to receive a complementary electrically conductive component along a mating direction. The electrical connector can further include at least one contact member that is supported by the connector housing and is configured to contact the complementary electrically conductive component when the complementary electrically conductive component is received in the opening. The at least one contact member can include an arm having a proximate portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion between the proximal and distal portions. The intermediate portion can be spaced outward with respect to each of the proximate and distal portions, and the intermediate portion can bear against the retention rib so as to retain the at least one contact member with respect to the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Publication number: 20160159086
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Applicant: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Patent number: 9259931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cimpress Schweiz GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Patent number: 9132660
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Cimpress Schweiz GmbH
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Harald Feistenauer, Patrick Stepanek, Jean-Michel Moreau
  • Patent number: 9136652
    Abstract: An electrical assembly can include one or more electrical connectors. Each electrical connector can include at least a first connector housing supporting a plurality of electrical power contacts and a second connector housing supporting a plurality of electrical signal contacts. Each of the first and second connector housings can define respective receptacles that are open on respective opposed sides of the first and second connector housings. Each electrical connector can further include at least one, such as a plurality of closure members configured to close the receptacles at respective lateral sides of the first and second connector housings. The closure members of the first and second electrical connectors can comprise at least one or all of end members, interconnect members, and spacer members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Patent number: 9081519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: VISTAPRINT SCHWEIZ GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Patent number: 8979562
    Abstract: A connector assembly that includes an electrical connector and an electrically conductive busbar. The connector can include a housing that defines a receptacle, a first row of at least one power contact, and a second row of at least one power contact at a location spaced from the first row along a first direction. Each power contact of the first and second rows can define at least two mating ends that are at least partially disposed in the receptacle so as to define a slot that extends between the mating ends of the first row and the mating ends of the second row. The housing can include a first attachment member. The electrically conductive busbar can include a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and an attachment member that is configured to mate with the first attachment member so as to attach the busbar to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Alan Crighton, Christopher Geiski, Hung Viet Ngo
  • Publication number: 20150011127
    Abstract: An electrical connector can include a connector housing including a housing body that can define an opening that is configured to receive a complementary electrically conductive component along a mating direction. The electrical connector can further include at least one contact member that is supported by the connector housing and is configured to contact the complementary electrically conductive component when the complementary electrically conductive component is received in the opening. The at least one contact member can include an arm having a proximate portion, a distal portion, and an intermediate portion between the proximal and distal portions. The intermediate portion can be spaced outward with respect to each of the proximate and distal portions, and the intermediate portion can bear against the retention rib so as to retain the at least one contact member with respect to the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Publication number: 20140362132
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Patent number: 8851616
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-aligning print head(s) to alignment adapter(s) to increase print resolution of printed matter, and to reduce offline time of a printing system due to print head alignment, include the use of an alignment adapter to which a print head is pre-aligned and which includes precision alignment features which precisely engage cooperating precision alignment features on the print head carriage mounting plate of the print head carriage. Print head(s) can be pre-aligned and fine-tuned to alignment adapter(s) even while the printing system is still in print production. Pre-aligned print head/alignment adapter assemblies can then be quickly mounted on the print head carriage using the cooperating precision alignment features of the adapter and print head carriage mounting plate. Duplicate sets of print head mounting sockets can include print heads aligned at different relative offsets (e.g., half a pixel) to increase the print resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Vistaprint Schweiz GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Moreau, Harald Feistenauer, Hung Viet Ngo, Patrick Stepanek
  • Patent number: 8834190
    Abstract: An electrical connector may retain a substrate in secure, mating engagement with the electrical connector. The electrical connector can include at least one attachment member that is configured to be received in an aperture that extends through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Robert E. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8794991
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes first and second electrical connectors that include complementary guidance members and complementary latch members that engage when the first and second electrical connectors are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Patent number: D709455
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Patent number: D771570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo