Boxes And Housings Patents (Class 174/50)
  • 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
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS LLC
    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
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    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: 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
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kawashita, Kotei O
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10903630
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical power supply structure comprising a plurality of conductors, each conductor extending longitudinally and configured to carry high amperage electrical power, a barrier support plate comprising one or more openings for receiving the plurality of conductors, a first support structure extending longitudinally from a first side of the barrier support plate, and a second support structure extending longitudinally from a second side of the barrier support plate. 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 conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SUPERIOR TRAY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Cox, Parry Singh Mudhar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Vladislav Leder
  • Patent number: 10883684
    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: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: C&M Oilfield Rentals, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua C. Allison, Josh Haaland, Jessica Ivanoff
  • Patent number: 10879840
    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: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Sella, Lior Handelsman, Vadim Shmukler, Meir Adest, Meir Gazit, Yoav Galin
  • Patent number: 10863012
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (PED) holder assembly and related methods. A PED holder assembly includes a PED holder assembly to which a PED is detachably attachable, an output connector adapted for connection to an input port of a PED held by the PED holder assembly, an assistance request button attached to the PED holder assembly, a connection cable assembly operatively connected to the output connector and the assistance request button, and a bed-side connector assembly adapted to be connected to a bed-side end of a multifunctional assistance request cable. The bed-side connector assembly is operatively connected to the output connector, via the connection cable assembly, to transmit power received from the multifunctional assistance request cable to the PED. The bed-side connector is operatively connected to the assistance request button to transmit an assistance request signal generated via a pressing of the assistance request button through the multifunctional assistance request cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HATCHMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Hatch, Kyrylo Keydanskyy
  • Patent number: 10862279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switchgear cabinet for a wind power plant, having a U-shaped base plate, comprising a bottom and two side parts, two end plates connected to the base plate, and a cover, by means of which the switchgear cabinet is closed, wherein the end plates are lengthened beyond the side parts or longitudinal sides formed by the latter, or the end plates are each set back at a distance with respect to an outer edge of the base plate, such that the base plate and/or the end plates form tabs projecting outward, which are useful for the fixing of holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SSB WIND SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Hendrik Wensing
  • Patent number: 10849425
    Abstract: A smart storage system, method, and apparatus. One aspect provides a method for moving modular shelving units. A first tiered unit is determined to be accessed in response to input received. The first tiered unit within a modular shelving system is moved to an access location utilizing a motor. The first tiered unit is released for access by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Mary Pat Esposito, John Esposito, Ron Esposito
  • Patent number: 10843643
    Abstract: An insertion coupling structure includes a base portion that is in contact with a surface on one side in a thickness direction of a coupling member, a clamping portion that faces a surface on the other side of the coupling member, a rigid supporting portion that is provided to the clamping portion in a rib-like shape along an insertion direction that intersects the thickness direction of the coupling member and in which the coupling member is inserted, and is in contact with the surface on the other side of the coupling member, and an elastic supporting portion that has rigidity lower than the rigidity of the rigid supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Tomita, Daiki Yamamoto, Suguru Sakai
  • Patent number: 10835978
    Abstract: In some examples, a method of forming a logo on a device includes forming, using a laser, a pattern on an outer surface of a housing of the device, and soldering a metal to the pattern formed using the laser, the soldered metal forming the logo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Timothy J Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10804685
    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: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Vynckier Enclosure Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Cheng-Chi Yang, Byron James Madden, Ryan Mac McClister
  • Patent number: 10795324
    Abstract: A controlling and monitoring control application associated with one or more work operations of one or more utility devices is disclosed. The controller is programmed for controlling one or more external work operations associated with one or more utility devices. An I/O board is connected in communication with the primary controller having a module with a plurality of device-specific control applications associated with one or more device-specific work operations. The housing of the controller includes one or more cable access points for plugging a cable into the controller. The cable access points are sealed to prevent water from entering into the housing. A mounting bracket assembly provides flexibility for mounting the controller at various orientations and/or positions. The controller also includes a DC control circuit for controlling backlight luminance over the entire dimming ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Diller, Louis M. Holzman, Ronald B. Howes, Stephen X. Skaff, Quang Van Dao, Christopher A. Buck
  • Patent number: 10790780
    Abstract: An apparatus of a junction box component housed in a junction box and designed to be coupled to a power generator. The junction box component may include one or more bypass mechanisms configured to bypass one or more substrings of the power generator in a case of malfunction or mismatch between the substring and the remainder of the power generators. The one or more bypass mechanisms may generate heat which may be transferred out of the junction box. The junction box component may be designed to conduct the heat towards the base of the junction box and/or the cover of the junction box. A heat dissipation mechanism may be mounted on the base and/or the cover. A bypass mechanism may bypass the entire power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Adi Naor Pomerantz, Dan Ilani, Meir Gazit, Guy Sella, Yoav Galin
  • Patent number: 10791644
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for cover assembly retention of a portable electronic device. In some embodiments, a cover assembly and/or housing of an electronic device can include one or more retention features such as detents, hooks, tabs, extensions, screw plates, screw holes, shuttles, latches, or any combination of the above, for retaining the cover assembly to the housing. In some embodiments, one or more retention features can be included on an internal platform of the electronic device to retain the cover assembly. In some embodiments, a hidden screw feature can be included in a SIM tray slot of the electronic device. Once a SIM tray has been inserted into the SIM tray slot, the screw feature can be hidden from sight and may become unapparent to an end user of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Pakula, Scott Myers, Tang Tan, Richard Dinh
  • Patent number: 10757822
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display technology, and particularly to a rear shell of a display device and the display device. The rear shell of the display device includes a top wall and a side wall which are integrally formed. The side wall is provided with a terminal hole which is provided to correspond to a connection terminal disposed on a main board of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: K-Tronics (Suzhou) Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changnao Wang
  • Patent number: 10756522
    Abstract: An adjustable junction box is provided that allows a technician to selectively adjust the distance between an outer surface of the junction box and an outer surface of a stud to which the junction box is interconnected. A selectively-removable cover is also provided that allows an outlet, for example, to be interconnected to a power supply and later removed for inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Monte Roger Losaw
  • Patent number: 10742007
    Abstract: A wire management duct having is provided with a wire channel along the length of the duct. In an embodiment, the duct is further comprising a mounting lip to mount the duct onto a mounting rail of photovoltaic array mounting rail system. In another embodiment, a wire management system is comprised of one or more wire management ducts which may be mounted parallel to the mounting rails of photovoltaic array mounting rail system or perpendicular to the rails using an attachment clip. In a further embodiment, mounting clips are provided to attach the wire management ducts directly to the frame of a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SCH LLC
    Inventor: Brady Schimpf
  • Patent number: 10727655
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that improves the heat dissipation properties of a wire that is arranged in a conduction path. A conduction path has a wire, a routing member that is made of a metal and has a routing groove in which the wire is routed, a bracket that is made of a metal and has a first mounting portion that is mounted to the routing member and has a second mounting portion that is mounted to an electrical connection box, and a heat transfer member that is made of a synthetic resin having a higher heat conductivity than air and is arranged in the routing groove and interposed between the wire and the routing member, in a region that corresponds to a portion of the routing member to which the first mounting portion is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Fujimura, Ryoya Okamoto, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10727616
    Abstract: An electrical block mounting assembly includes a bracket, an electrical block assembly, and a rail. The bracket includes a first surface and a second surface that is opposite the first surface. The bracket also includes a first securing member and a second securing member, which are coupled to the second surface. The electrical block assembly is coupled to the bracket. The electrical block assembly includes at least one electrical block. The first electrical block is coupled to the second electrical block in a coupling direction. The rail extends along a rail axis and is coupled to the bracket by the first securing member and the second securing member such that the coupling direction is orthogonal to the rail axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Cody Wayne Gudgel
  • Patent number: 10720540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solar photovoltaic assembly. The solar photovoltaic assembly, according to the invention, includes a solar panel, an input junction box, and an output junction box. The input junction box includes a first diode, a first electric connection body connected to the first diode, and first foils respectively spliced with the first electric connection body. The input junction box is positioned on a side of the second solar panel. The output junction box includes a second diode, a second electric connection body connected to the second diode, and second foils respectively spliced with the second electric connection body. The output second junction box positioned on another side of the solar panel. The input junction box mechanically and electrically connects to a second output junction box on a connecting solar panel using a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Xiaoqun Chen, Chunfu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10711961
    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: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: C&M Oilfield Rentals, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua C. Allison, Josh Haaland, Jessica Ivanoff
  • Patent number: 10714890
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a multi-channel TOSA with vertically-mounted MPDs to reduce TOSA housing dimensions and improve RF driving signal quality. In more detail, a TOSA housing consistent with the present disclosure includes at least one vertical MPD mounting surface that extends substantially transverse relative to a LD mounting surface, with the result being that a MPD coupled to the vertical MPD mounting surface gets positioned above an associated LD coupled to the LD mounting surface. The vertically-mounted MPD thus makes regions adjacent an LD that would otherwise be utilized to mount an MPD available for patterning of conductive RF traces to provide an RF driving signal to the LD. The conductive RF traces may therefore extend below the vertically-mounted MPD to a location that is proximate the LD to allow for relatively short wire bonds therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai-Sheng Lin, Hsiu-Che Wang, Kevin Liu