Boxes And Housings Patents (Class 174/50)
  • Patent number: 11665872
    Abstract: An Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) protection device, includes: a metallic bottom; a metallic side extending from the metallic bottom; and a top opening, wherein the metallic bottom and the metallic side form a cylinder enclosure configured to substantially block a signal passing through the metallic side and the metallic bottom and allow the signal to pass only through the top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Dimension 0 LLC
    Inventors: Yuhui Chen, Ainslie Chen, Xin Shao
  • Patent number: 11655967
    Abstract: An LED high bay includes a housing, a hand-separable connector, and an LED driver disposed within the housing. The housing includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion hingedly attached to the first housing portion, and at least one hand-operable latch opposite the hinge and configured for fixing the second housing portion to the first housing portion. The LED driver may be replaced by opening the housing by releasing the latch and disconnecting the LED driver from the connector, while the LED high bay remains installed or held to a structure, or portion thereof, with a support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Litetronics International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Rao, Robert Sorensen
  • Patent number: 11651872
    Abstract: A plastic retaining pin for being inserted through a retaining hole in a high voltage insulating cover has a compressible nose, with the wide part of the nose being larger than the retaining hole. The pin may be on the order of 3-12 inches long. The other end of the pin has a grasping ring for receiving the hook of a hot stick. Along the length of the body of the pin is a plurality of radial portions (e.g., six or more) extending outward from a centerline of the body. These radial portions may be skirts or ribs having a diameter less than the retaining hole in the cover. The skirts or ribs greatly increase the surface leakage distance along the body of the pin and also prevent conductive liquids flowing along the body, which may lead to a flashover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Eco Electrical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lynch
  • Patent number: 11642102
    Abstract: A cable container is provided on a right side surface or a left side surface of a device body of an ultrasound diagnostic device. The cable container is configured to include a container body having an opening that opens upward. An upper end of a front side wall of the container body has a notch that serves as a passage through which a probe cable extends from the inside of the container body toward the outside of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Healthcare Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Eda
  • Patent number: 11631969
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mounting electrical devices such that they appear “flush” with a finished wall. The systems include specialized back boxes, mud rings, faceplates, and other tools that are installed and used during the mounting process. The mounting process includes a specific series of steps that take place during construction and wall finishing, including that mud or other finishing material is used to both “hide” the mounting system and lock it into place The systems and methods allow for full usage of existing electrical devices such as electric outlets, light switches, and USB connectors, with an improved visual appearance over existing electrical plates that sit on top of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Marty Guthmiller
  • Patent number: 11630263
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes fusion spliced cable assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Nahid Islam
  • Patent number: 11626711
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical power supply structure comprising a plurality of insulated pipes, each insulated pipe extending longitudinally and configured to carry high amperage electrical power, a barrier support plate comprising one or more openings for receiving the plurality of insulated pipes, the barrier support plate configured for mounting over a hole through a floor of a building, a first support structure extending longitudinally upward from an upper side of the barrier support plate, and a second support structure extending longitudinally downward from a lower side of the barrier support plate through the hole. Each of the first and second support structures comprises a longitudinally extending enclosure having a plurality of transversely extending conductor support members for supporting the plurality of insulated pipes, and the plurality of insulated pipes are grouped by phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Superior Tray Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Cox, Parry Singh Mudhar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Vladislav Leder
  • Patent number: 11622478
    Abstract: Provided is a power converter which enables improved performance, and allows each of a semiconductor module and a capacitor module to be more reliably cooled. In a power converter, a capacitor module includes a capacitor module main body facing a cooling surface of a cooler, while being apart from the cooling surface, and a heat conductive member provided in the capacitor module main body. The capacitor module main body is connected to a semiconductor module via an N-side bus bar and a P-side bus bar. A heat radiation portion of the heat conductive member is thermally connected to the cooling surface at a position more distant from the semiconductor module than an end portion of the capacitor module main body which is closer to the semiconductor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Taisuke Iwakiri, Hirotaka Oyama
  • Patent number: 11590909
    Abstract: A sealing structure includes: a case that stores an in-vehicle electronic component and has an opening; and a first cover member that covers the opening of the case. The case includes: an protrusion member that has a sealing surface protruded to surround the opening; and a rib that is protruded on an opposite side of the opening with the protrusion member interposed therebetween. The rib has a discharge surface that is connected to the sealing surface of the protrusion member. The first cover member has an extension member that extends along the rib. The discharge surface of the rib is located to be lower than the sealing surface of the protrusion member while the case is arranged with the opening facing upward, and the extension member of the first cover member extends to be lower than the discharge surface of the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Shintaro Kogure, Kenshiro Hida
  • Patent number: 11530805
    Abstract: A universal junction box includes an upper body having a first connecting feature. A lower body releasably connects to the upper body having a second connecting feature configured to mate with the first connecting feature. The upper body and lower body forming a housing to receive an electrical connection. A first mounting feature is configured to selectively secure the housing to an associated frame or to an unassociated frame or other support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Stephen Miller
  • Patent number: 11509263
    Abstract: A junction box used for making electrical connections to a photovoltaic panel. The junction box has two chambers including a first chamber and a second chamber and a wall common to and separating both chambers. The wall may be adapted to have an electrical connection therethrough. The two lids are adapted to seal respectively the two chambers. The two lids are on opposite sides of the junction box relative to the photovoltaic panel. The two lids may be attachable using different sealing processes to a different level of hermeticity. The first chamber may be adapted to receive a circuit board for electrical power conversion. The junction box may include supports for mounting a printed circuit board in the first chamber. The second chamber is configured for electrical connection to the photovoltaic panel. A metal heat sink may be bonded inside the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Sella, Lior Handelsman, Vadim Shmukler, Meir Adest, Meir Gazit, Yoav Galin
  • Patent number: 11444355
    Abstract: A battery device with a battery module that includes multiple secondary cells, and the battery module is provided with a positive pole and a negative pole. Moreover, the battery module is placed inside an insulating housing with a contact element, which is connected to the positive pole and to the negative pole and through which the positive pole and the negative pole may be connected to an electronics unit of a battery system. Moreover, the invention relates to a battery system and a method for assembling a battery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Uwe Opitz, Michael Hinterberger, Bernhard Rieger
  • Patent number: 11409066
    Abstract: An entry module for facilitating passage of one or more cables into an enclosure may include first and second module plates. The first module plate may include a first edge defining a first edge profile, and the second module plate may include a second edge defining a second edge profile. The first and second module plates may be configured to approach one another, such that the first edge profile and the second edge profile define one or more apertures for receiving a cable passing from exterior the enclosure to the interior of the enclosure. The first edge profile may define first aperture portions and first edge segments between at least some of the first aperture portions, and the second edge profile may define second aperture portions and second edge segments between at least some of the second aperture portions. The first and second aperture portions may define the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: William Julius McPhil Giraud, Brian Duane Kingsbury, Robert Tomasz Klak
  • Patent number: 11401740
    Abstract: A component carrier for electrical/electronic parts for attachment in a motor-vehicle door lock. Said component carrier is equipped with at least one carrier plate of plastic and with a metal conducting-track structure for electrically contacting the parts. According to the invention, the conducting-track structure and the carrier plate are produced in a combined plastic injection-molding and metal casting method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Sascha Maciolowski
  • Patent number: 11394186
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes a housing having an opening and side walls, a lock protruding plate, a lid having a hanging wall having a hanging wall lower end surface and a hook, lock portions, a rotation tip end portion of the lid being provided between the lock portions, an annular packing, a step portion and a cutout portion provided on the hanging wall on a first portion of the lid, the first portion comprising the rotation tip end portion. The cutout portion is formed by cutting a lower tip end of the hanging wall such that a first clearance between the hanging wall lower end surface and the step portion at the first portion is larger than a second clearance between the hanging wall lower end surface and the step portion at a second portion of the lid, the second portion being different from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Kuninori Suzuki, Norio Watanabe, Yuji Sashida, Toshihisa Yagi
  • Patent number: 11377051
    Abstract: An electric junction box includes a housing configured to accommodate an electronic component, and a lid portion attached to the housing so as to cover an opening of the housing. An electric wire connected to the electronic component is routed between the electronic component and the lid portion. The housing includes a fixing member fixing the electric wire. The fixing member has a face intersecting with an attachment direction of the lid portion and fixes the electric wire to the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Sho Kurata, Hideki Kawamura, Minoru Umezaki, Toshiki Yagi
  • Patent number: 11355274
    Abstract: A subsea AC power supply device comprises a subsea transformer, having a primary winding arranged to be connected to a topside AC power supply via a subsea power supply cable, and a subsea shunt reactor, connected in parallel with the primary winding of the subsea transformer. The subsea transformer and the subsea shunt reactor are arranged within a common subsea watertight housing. A subsea AC power supply system comprises a topside AC power supply, a subsea power supply cable connected to the topside AC power supply, and a subsea AC power supply device connected to the subsea power supply cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS
    Inventor: Torbjørn Strømsvik
  • Patent number: 11349288
    Abstract: Enclosure assemblies with integrating flashing for protecting an accessory on a rooftop. The enclosure assemblies can include a base configured to protect the rooftop from water intrusion and a cover configured to be joined to the raised portion of the base. The base can include a bottom wall and a raised portion extending from the bottom wall. The base can include an uphill portion configured to be positioned beneath at least one full course of roof shingle on the rooftop, without having to cut the roof shingle. The raised portion can be disposed off-center relative to the central transverse axis of the bottom wall, leaving the uphill portion of the bottom wall uncovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Hoffmann Enclosures Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Cheng-Chi Yang, Byron James Madden, Ryan Mac McClister
  • Patent number: 11338964
    Abstract: A unit for bonding the container with the lid, made of plastic, designated especially for pressurised beverages, having a profiled rim of the container opening and a profiled rim of the lid, characterised in that the profiled rim of the opening (2) of the container (1) comprises a flange (3) formed around the said opening (2), extending outwards away from the side wall of the container, where the flange (3) has a top surface (4), side surface (5) and bottom surface (6) bonded to the external side surface of the container (1), and where formed on the top surface (4) around the opening (2) of the container (1) there is a rib (7) protruding above the surface (4), while the profiled rim of the lid (8) comprises a groove (9) formed on the bottom surface (10) of the lid (8) around its bottom edge, the groove (9) accommodating the said rib (7) which supports the lid (8) without touching on the top surface (4) of the flange (3), where there is an energy director (12, 13) formed on the bottom of the groove (9) or the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Dariusz Lewandowski, Roman Sobecki
  • Patent number: 11336126
    Abstract: A transmitter of a wireless power transfer and data communication system comprising a transmitter system including a transmitter housing, one or more high-power laser sources, a laser controller, one or more low-power laser sources, one or more photodiodes, a beam steering system and lens assembly, and a safety system. High-power and low-power beams are directed to corresponding receivers and transceivers of a transceiver system inside a remote receiver system by the controller and the beam steering system and lens assembly. Low-power beams include optical communication to the transceiver system. The photodiodes of the transmitter system receive optical communication from the transceiver system. Low-power beams are co-propagated with and in close proximity to high-power beams substantially along an entire distance between the transmitter housing and the receiver system. The safety system instructs the controller to reduce the high-power sources in response to detected events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Nydell, Steve Laver, Matt Nydell
  • Patent number: 11330729
    Abstract: A quick disconnect system for an accessory electrically coupled to a component of an amusement attraction includes a multi-part electrical enclosure including a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a first opening on the first side, and a relief pass through. The multi-part electrical enclosure is configured to: have a first electrical cable coupled to the accessory pass into the multi-part electrical enclosure via the first opening and have a second electrical cable pass into the second side of the multi-part electrical enclosure to enable the first and second cables to be coupled together within the multi-part electrical enclosure. The relief pass through is configured to provide strain relief to both the first electrical cable and the second electrical cable and to prevent disconnection of the accessory from the multi-part electrical enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Martin Evan Graham, Patrick John Goergen, Tomas Manuel Trujillo
  • Patent number: 11307372
    Abstract: A connector closure for fiber optical cables includes a base portion having first and second compartments. One of the first and second compartments is designed to have a cover or door that allow selective access, while the other compartment signed for only authorized access. The connector closure features universal mounting arrangements, e.g., aerial, surface/wall, pedestal, or vault arrangements. Further, the closure may incorporate a splice enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Steven E. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 11303061
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes a plurality of connector terminals (3), core resin portions (2A), (2B), nuts (4) and an outer resin portion (5). A plurality of the nuts (4) are arranged to face a nut facing surface (21A) of the core resin portion (2A). The outer resin portion (5) covers the core resin portions (2A), (2B) and the nuts (4) with exposed surfaces (25) of the core resin portions (2A), (2B) and outer end surfaces (41) of the nuts (4) exposed. Injection marks (51) during molding of the outer resin portion (5) are formed on a surface of a part of the outer resin portion (5) covering an opposite side surface (22B) located on a side opposite to the nut facing surface (21A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11300260
    Abstract: An improved elevated structure-mounted lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system may be used on drilling rigs, or with other applications, including for drilling, production, refineries, frac sites, construction, and other industrial applications that may use tower/mast type equipment. The improved elevated structure-mounted lighting system may accommodate any style or design of crown section of a drilling rig and may be mounted on a pole or independent mount system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: C&M Oilfield Rentals, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua C. Allison, Josh Haaland, Jessica Ivanoff
  • Patent number: 11303104
    Abstract: This invention relates to electrical junction box covers for temporary use during application of drywall and other finish work. Electrical junction boxes include any type of electrical outlet or switch box, including communication boxes for cable, Ethernet, phone, or any other related system. The covers of the invention prevent debris from entering the electrical junction boxes during the application of drywall and finish work. The covers protect electrical and data cabling and provide substantial efficiencies in construction of residential and commercial structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Chad Fisher
  • Patent number: 11289887
    Abstract: A wall-mounted enclosure having a standard forward-facing opening but also having an expanded enclosure behind the opening. The opening allows the use of conventional prior art components (such as cover plates). The expanded enclosure allows a more generous bend radius for the creation of a service loop in a fiber optic cable or similar component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Metra Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jessy Crabb, Stewart Denton
  • Patent number: 11209873
    Abstract: In a display assistant device, a display panel assembly has a plurality of first retention elements, and each first retention element is formed on a rear surface of the display panel assembly and adjacent to a respective first edge of the display panel assembly. A back cover is configured to hold the display panel assembly using a plurality of second retention elements. Each second retention element is arranged adjacent to a respective second edge of the back cover. When mated to each other, the first and second retention elements are configured to control an in-plane displacement of each second edge of the back cover in response to an impact of a force on the second edges, thereby limiting an out-of-plane displacement of each second edge of the back cover and protecting the first edges of the display panel assembly from falling apart from the second edges of the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Castro, Carl Cepress, Chih-Min Chien, Liang Cheng, Justin Leong, Xiaoping Qin
  • Patent number: 11205889
    Abstract: An electric junction box includes a fitting component to which an electronic component and an electric wire electrically connected to the electronic component are assembled, and a housing in which the fitting component is fitted and held. The fitting component includes a first peripheral wall forming an outer side face of the fitting component, a first bottom wall covering a lower opening of the first peripheral wall, a first drain hole provided in the first bottom wall, and a cylindrical drain portion protruding downward from an edge portion of the first drain hole in the first bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sho Kurata, Hideki Kawamura, Minoru Umezaki, Kenta Kamiya, Junya Masuda
  • Patent number: 11202386
    Abstract: An example modular cable management system, that includes a base to attach to a support structure and a number of cable management modules to attach to the base. The base may include an attachment feature that is to attach to the supporting structure to vertically support the base, and an arm that extends from the attachment feature to which the cable management modules attach. The cable management module may include a clip and a loom. The clip may be attachable to the arm such that the clip is rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the arm and may be removable from the arm. The loom may be attachable to and removable from the clips and configured to hold multiple cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Trevor C. Hjelmfelt, Benjamin Yin Siu, Michael Renfro
  • Patent number: 11191171
    Abstract: An electronics device includes a housing having a through-hole disposed in a central portion of the housing. A printed circuit board is connected to the housing. The printed circuit board includes one or more electronic components disposed thereon. A plastic housing cover is connected to the housing and covers the printed circuit board. The housing cover includes a centrally-located post member integral to the housing. The post member extends through the through-hole of the housing and engages with the housing. The engagement between the housing and the housing cover prevents outward deflection of the housing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Su, Ravi Kiran Kothamasa, Kevin D Moore
  • Patent number: 11183823
    Abstract: An electric junction box unit includes an electric junction box, a bracket holding the electric junction box, and a holder assembled to the bracket. The bracket includes a plate-shaped back face portion facing the electric junction box, a plurality of holding portions which are erected from the back face portion along an assembly direction of the electric junction box and which hold the electric junction box, and an engaging recessed portion engaging with the holder in a state where the back face portion is sandwiched between the electric junction box and the holder. The engaging recessed portion includes a first recessed portion receiving a first engaging piece of the holder along a direction intersecting the assembly direction, and a second recessed portion receiving a second engaging piece of the holder along the assembly direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiro Ishii, Joji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11173855
    Abstract: An electric device installation structure in a vehicle includes an electric device configured to be fixed on a vehicle structural object in a front compartment of a vehicle. A cover is attached to an upper part of a case of the electric device. A first connector projects from a rear portion of the cover. A projection is provided on a rear surface of the case, the projection extending upward to a position above a boundary between the case and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Keisuke Yuki
  • Patent number: 11165233
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes: a frame accommodating electronic components; and a lower cover located below the frame and closing a lower opening. The frame includes double walls including a first outer wall and a first inner wall and formed along the lower opening. The lower cover includes: a second outer wall located between the first outer wall and the first inner wall in a placement state; and a second inner wall formed inside the second outer wall and along the second outer wall. The first inner wall includes: a body formed in such a manner that a lower end is located between the second outer wall and the second inner wall in the placement state; and a bulge protruding toward the first outer wall from an opposed surface, being opposite to the first outer wall, of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichiro Ohtsuka, Takaaki Kakimi, Takao Nogaki
  • Patent number: 11147178
    Abstract: A pre-strain unit for a T-bolt during a release process of two components connected by the T-bolt comprises a slider and a frame for providing a linear guiding for said slider during the release process. The pre-strain unit also includes means for pre-straining said slider in said frame against a head of said T-bolt to keep, during the release process, at least a part of the T-bolt protruding from the two connected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Hahn, Joachim Kanberg
  • Patent number: 11081867
    Abstract: An avionics power management panel and door assembly where the panel includes a cabinet including a set of walls at least partially defining an interior with an open face and door assembly includes a central panel a front panel that includes a set of rows with apertures formed between two adjacent rows and where the set of rows have a crimped profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventors: John Michael Brett, Adrian John Hughes
  • Patent number: 11081869
    Abstract: An electrical junction box includes: a circuit board to which an electronic component is connected; and a frame positioned with respect to the circuit board. The frame integrally includes a sub frame that surrounds at least part of a periphery of the electronic component. The sub frame is provided with a holding portion that holds the electronic component in the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tsuchida, Shigeki Yamane, Xiaoguang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11059437
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic module that can be made more compact. A vehicle electronic module includes a casing that is to be fixed to an object, the casing including a first plate portion facing the object and a ceiling plate opposed to the first plate portion, wherein the electronic module includes: a connection portion that is provided on the ceiling plate, and to which an external connector is to be connected; and a fuse portion disposed overlapping the connection portion in an opposing direction of the first plate portion and the ceiling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Yanagita, Takumi Ejima
  • Patent number: 11063413
    Abstract: A housing includes: a case that has a first surface having an opening; a cover that covers the opening and has a second surface that is in surface contact with the first surface; and an annular packing that is disposed on an outer side of the opening. One of the first surface and the second surface has a packing groove to which the packing is attached, and a groove portion that is disposed on an outer side of the packing groove and formed on a same plane as the packing groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kawashita, Kotei O
  • Patent number: 11050227
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes a frame and a cover. A side wall of the cover has an insertion wall portion inserted into an inner side of an outer wall of the frame in an axial direction, and the insertion wall portion has a thick portion thicker than an adjacent portion in the insertion wall portion. In a case where the thick portion is placed outside the outer wall, a first engagement element of the outer wall and a second engagement element of the side wall are displaced in a thickness direction of the thick portion and engagement between the first engagement element and the second engagement element becomes impossible. The thick portion has an inclined surface that guides the thick portion to the inner side of the outer wall in abutting on the outer wall in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Akinori Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11038327
    Abstract: An inverter box structure includes an inverter accommodating box of an inverter circuit and a junction box. A first quick connector, disposed on the inverter accommodating box, includes a first connection end and a second connection end. The first connection end of the first quick connector is electrically with the inverter circuit. A second quick connector, disposed on the junction box or in the junction box, includes a third connection end and a fourth connection end. The third connection end of the second quick connector is connected to an inner wire of the junction box. A casing of the inverter accommodating box equipped with the first quick connector is opposite to a casing of the junction box equipped with the second quick connector, and the second connection end of the first quick connector matches with and is electrically connected to the fourth connection end of the second quick connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangwei Wang, Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11031761
    Abstract: A resin structure includes a first resin body having an annular first side wall portion, a second resin body having a second side wall portion, and a third resin body having a bottom wall portion and an annular third side wall portion connected to the bottom wall portion. The second resin body is assembled to the first resin body, such that an upper edge of the second side wall portion and at least a portion of an annular lower edge of the first side wall portion in a circumferential direction are aligned. The third resin body is assembled to the second resin body, such that an annular upper edge of the third side wall portion and at least a lower edge of the second side wall portion are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Sho Kurata, Hideki Kawamura, Minoru Umezaki, Ko Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10998704
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a housing including a frame and a lower cover configured to be fitted to the frame in a fitting direction. At least part of the frame and at least part of the lower cover form a tubular lead-out portion. An axial direction of the lead-out portion extends along the fitting direction, and the lead-out portion allows a wire harness to be pulled out through the lead out portion, the wire harness including an end portion that is to be disposed in an inside of the housing. The lead-out portion includes harness contact portions formed on an inner peripheral surface of the lead-out portion and configured to contact the wire harness. The harness contact portions extend along the fitting direction and are spaced from one another in a circumferential direction of the lead-out portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Ikeda, Takaaki Kakimi, Tetsuya Kato, Ko Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10958054
    Abstract: A power conversion device includes a wire connected to an electrical component, a casing to accommodate therein the electrical component, the casing being provided with an opening through which the wire is led out, a cover component removably attached to an exterior of the casing to cover the opening, and provided with a wiring hole through which the wire passes, and a pressing plate that is a fixing component to fix the wire inside the cover component. The cover component is attachable in two or more different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Yoichi Matsuo, Kenta Takeshima
  • Patent number: 10959340
    Abstract: A waterproof module includes a frame, a sliding member, a ring-shaped sealing member, a cover and an adjusting member. The frame has an accommodating recess. The sliding member is disposed in the accommodating recess and has a tapered structure. An end of the tapered structure is between the frame and the ring-shaped sealing member. The cover is disposed on the frame. The adjusting member is connected to the sliding member. When the adjusting member drives the sliding member to move within the accommodating recess towards a first direction, the tapered structure pushes the ring-shaped sealing member to move towards a second direction, wherein the first direction is different from the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ping-Feng Liao, Po-Yuan Hsu, Tsung-Hsien Chen, Chia-Cheng Su
  • Patent number: 10944247
    Abstract: The electrical connection box includes a case, a frame that is made of a synthetic resin and whose position is fixed relative to the case, fixed terminals that are fixed to the frame and can be connected to external terminals, a fuse having terminals that are put over the fixed terminals, stud bolts for fastening the external terminals, the fixed terminals, and the terminals of the fuse together, and a holding member that holds the stud bolts. The frame includes an attached portion to which the holding member is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junya Aichi
  • Patent number: 10941503
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to forming anodized films that have a white appearance. In some embodiments, an anodized film having pores with light diffusing pore walls created by varying the current density during an anodizing process is described. In some embodiments, an anodized film having light diffusing micro-cracks created by a laser cracking procedure is described. In some embodiments, a sputtered layer of light diffusing aluminum is provided below an anodized film. In some embodiments, light diffusing particles are infused within openings of an anodized layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lucy E. Browning, Stephen B. Lynch, Christopher D. Prest, Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Masashige Tatebe, Michael S. Nashner, Daniel T. McDonald, Brian S. Tryon, Jody R. Akana
  • Patent number: 10928561
    Abstract: Embodiments of an electronic device comprising an enclosure and electrical components disposed at least partially inside the enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises a substrate having a tactile surface are disclosed. The tactile surface may include a textured surface, a coated surface or a coated textured surface that exhibits a low fingerprint visibility, when a fingerprint is applied to the tactile surface. In one or more embodiments, the substrate exhibits an average transmittance of about 80% or greater over the visible spectrum, a coefficient of friction less than about 0.3, a surface roughness Ra of about 500 nm or greater, and either one or both a transmission haze greater than about 60%, and a reflection haze at either 2 degrees from specular or 5 degrees from specular greater than 60%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Yuhui Jin, Timothy James Kiczenski, Michelle Diane Pierson-Stull
  • Patent number: 10921761
    Abstract: There is disclosed a power drop assembly which includes a housing and a reel positioned and rotatable within it. Preferably, the device determines, not only whether power is available, but how much power is available. Preferably, the power drop assembly also contains a processor and non-transitory storage medium, so that user settings and profiles as well as settings and profiles for the power drop assembly can be stored and run. Additionally, the power drop assembly preferably contains a wireless transceiver which connects to a home Wi-Fi network and then to a cloud account, user profiles and settings, and settings and profiles for the power drop assembly can be saved on the cloud account. In this way multiple users can use the power drop assembly without contradicting instructions or resetting the power drop assembly every time it is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Christopher Jones, Casey Webb, Justin Robinson
  • Patent number: 10923896
    Abstract: A modular electrical control system includes a switch module, having at least an “on” state and an “off” state, configured to draw power from an AC power source and to control power delivery to at least one external load, the switch module including a detector that determines whether a neutral wire is connected to the switch module, and a removable user interface module configured to connect to the switch module and receive power from the switch module, wherein the switch module delivers a first amount of power to the user interface module when the detector determines that the neutral wire is connected to the switch module, and delivers a second amount of power to the user interface module lower than the first amount of power when the detector determines that the neutral wire is not connected to the switch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell T. Hodges, Michael J. Lombardi, Sajid Dalvi, Joseph Allore, Krzysztof Szot
  • Patent number: 10903635
    Abstract: An in-ground enclosure for housing electrical components is provided. The in-ground enclosure can include an outer shell defining an internal compartment housing a lift system, an equipment rack structure connected to the lift system, an upper panel comprising a compartment opening for accessing the internal compartment, an enclosure cover adapted to cover the compartment opening and for removably sealing the compartment opening. In certain uses, a telecommunications base station may also be provided. The telecommunications base station can include the in-ground enclosure and a cellular base station, with the cellular base station including an antenna coupled to signal processing equipment and a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BOBSBOX, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Aycock, Matthew Graham, Kevin Goldstein, Marcela Torres, Robert J. Schilling