Boxes And Housings Patents (Class 174/50)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10700501
    Abstract: A mud ring assembly includes a base member, a movable member, and at least one actuator. The base member is configured to be coupled to a junction box and includes a flange, an opening extending through the flange, and at least one threaded hole extending through the flange. Each threaded hole is spaced apart from the opening. The movable member is positioned in the opening and is configured to support an electrical device. The movable member includes a first edge and a second edge. The first edge is positioned adjacent the first side of the flange and the second edge is positioned adjacent the second side of the flange. The movable member further includes at least one slot positioned proximate the first edge. Each slot is aligned with one threaded hole. The actuator includes a threaded portion, a head, and a bearing flange. Each actuator is secured in one slot by the head and the bearing flange. Each actuator is rotatable relative to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof Korcz, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 10693282
    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: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SUPERIOR TRAY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Cox, Parry Singh Mudhar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Vladislav Leder
  • Patent number: 10680422
    Abstract: Disclosed is a trim unit (200) for an electrical switch including a trim plate (210) that presents an opening (215) and a control member (220?) that is received in the opening (215). In the trim unit, the trim plate (210) is mounted on a plane front face of a backplate (230) that includes a holder (241) for holding the control member (220) in the opening (215). An electrical switch includes an accessory mechanism and such a trim unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: LEGRAND FRANCE, LEGRAND SNC
    Inventors: Corinne Mingout, Jean-Sebastien Guibert
  • Patent number: 10673218
    Abstract: A molded electrical junction box may be formed from a high-heat thermoset polyester. The box includes a back wall, a parametrical side wall bounding the back wall and an open front face. The back wall includes an integrally molded rib pattern extending therefrom. The rib pattern increases the thickness of the back wall thereat. The rib pattern is formed to be in direct flow communication with a molding gate during the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Brian Richards, Charles C. Britton
  • Patent number: 10663688
    Abstract: A stubbed terminal housing for fiber optic cable management in a utility vault or pedestal housing having a body portion, a cavity within the body portion, a plurality of fiber optic fiber ports extending from the body portion for entry and exiting of fiber optic fibers, and a mounting portion extending from the body portion for attaching the stubbed terminal housing to the utility vault or pedestal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Channell Commerical Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy S. Safranek, Robert H. Gwillim, John C. Summers
  • Patent number: 10665996
    Abstract: An electrical outlet device and system for providing light and power during the night or during a power failure. The device and system includes rechargeable energy storage devices that can be utilized to provide power to the outlet(s) and the light sources. The device and system can have two sections, a main and a removable section both having their own energy storage devices and light sources. The light sources can be controlled by a control circuit that can utilize one or more switches or sensors to control the activation or deactivation of the light sources and also the transfer of energy from the energy storage devices to the light sources or outlets of the main section. The main section can also have USB and electrical outlets or plugs to allow the device and system to be plugged into an AC or DC power source, and can transfer that energy to the USB and electrical outlets or plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: O'Reilly Winship, LLC
    Inventors: Michael O'Reilly, Donnye Winship
  • Patent number: 10653030
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for preventing or minimizing water ingress in electronic components, particularly card cages or similarly sized and configured components, which may be used in many applications including, but not limited to, materials testing. A gutter is formed around a first portion of the perimeter of a chassis cover and a second channel is formed around a second portion of the perimeter of the chassis cover. This configuration is arranged and constructed to direct the impinging water or liquid away from such components as the air intake, the backplane, openings and exposed electronic terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Fernando L. Castro
  • Patent number: 10645830
    Abstract: A housing of plastic strongly bonded to a metal frame is integrally formed as the housing of an electronic device. The metal frame includes at least one plastic grabbing recess to receive portion of a plastic member, an opening of the plastic grabbing recess carries convex teeth, the convex teeth narrow the opening of the plastic grabbing recess, and the convex teeth lock portions of the plastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Kun-Hua Chen, Wei Deng, Ke-Long Wu
  • Patent number: 10644418
    Abstract: An on-vehicle device has a device box accommodating a device body; a terminal block attached to an upper wall of the device box; and a wire harness electrically connected to the device body through this terminal block. The terminal block adopts a drain structure, and this drain structure is provided with: the upper wall of the device box; a housing body attached to the side of an outer surface of the upper wall; a drain outlet passing through a bottom wall of the housing body; and a drain ditch formation portion for forming a drain ditch from this drain outlet to the outside of the housing body. In the drain ditch formation portion, an outer surface of the bottom wall is formed so as to be separated from the outer surface of the upper wall by a dimension of a gap where a capillary phenomenon occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kawamura, Naoki Isaka
  • Patent number: 10622758
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a power adapter, which includes a cover and electronic components. The cover includes an upper casing, which is provided with a protruding part on an inner sidewall thereof, and a lower casing, which fits with the upper casing to form an accommodating chamber. The sidewalls of the lower casing and the protruding part are fitted and then connected together, and the electronic components are disposed in the accommodating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaojun Chen
  • Patent number: 10615583
    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. In alternative embodiments, the in-ground enclosure may be configured as a cube-shaped structure, or as a tubular-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOBSBOX, LLC.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Aycock, Robert Schilling, Matthew Graham, Marcela Torres, Kevin W. Goldstein, Walter Pierce
  • Patent number: 10615582
    Abstract: An in-ground enclosure for housing electrical components is provided. The in-ground enclosure can include an outer shell, a first compartment located within the outer shell, a second compartment located within the outer shell, an upper panel comprising a first compartment opening for accessing the first compartment and a second compartment opening for accessing the second compartment, a dividing wall separating the first compartment from the second compartment, a first compartment cover adapted for removably sealing the first compartment opening, and a second compartment cover adapted for removably sealing the second compartment opening. A telecommunications base station is also provided. The telecommunications base station can include an in-ground enclosure and a cellular base station, which can include an antenna coupled to signal processing equipment and a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOBSBOX, LLC.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Aycock, Robert J. Schilling
  • Patent number: 10608422
    Abstract: A lock structure includes an engaged body; and an engaging body capable of inserting and removing the engaged body along insertion and removal directions opposite to each other. An engaged body has a drainage space surrounded by inner wall surfaces of first and second engaged walls and third and fourth engaged walls disposed opposite to each other at an interval, an engaged protrusion protruding from an outer wall surface of the second engaged wall. An engaging body has an accommodation space that is an internal space surrounded by inner wall surfaces of first and second engaging walls and third and fourth engaging walls disposed opposite to each other at an interval and in which the engaged body is accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10608378
    Abstract: A retention apparatus is provided for securing a cable into a receptacle of an electronic device. The retention apparatus includes a body with two distal ends. A buckle is located at one distal end while a housing is located at the opposite distal end. The buckle includes at least one tooth. The housing includes a receiver configured to secure the buckle and a handle portion. The receiver includes a securing element and guide. The securing element includes at least one notch to interconnect with the at least one tooth of the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hou-Hsien Chang, Yen-Chung Hou, Wei-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 10601971
    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: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HATCHMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Hatch, Kyrylo Keydanskyy
  • Patent number: 10594123
    Abstract: The present application teaches a receptacle box and methods of installing same for use in new and existing home and building construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ATAS International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Michael Hagenbuch, Theodorus Antonius Bus
  • Patent number: 10587098
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure where all functional compartments are accessible only from a front and the enclosure has a width that is no greater than twenty-four inches. Plenum chambers provide an exit path from releasing gas pressure and particulate matter generated during an arc flash event within the enclosure and prevent the gases and particulate matter from entering the other compartments. A vacuum circuit breaker compartment may include insulator bushings and current transformers that are each individually removable from a front of the enclosure. A removably connected roof panel permits selective front accessibility to the bus bar compartment through the plenum chamber and a flap movably connected to the bus bar compartment. A wall of the cable connection compartment includes an opening and a portion of a wall of the voltage transformer compartment is removably connected to facilitate access to the cable connection compartment from a front of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Switchboard Apparatus, Inc.
    Inventors: Bethel Idiculla Johnson, Brad Bell
  • Patent number: 10578139
    Abstract: A lock structure includes an engaged body; and an engaging body that allows the engaged body to be inserted thereinto and removed therefrom. The engaged body includes: an engaged main body insertable into and removable from an engaging body; and an engaged protrusion that protrudes from an outer wall surface of the engaged main body. The engaging body includes: a housing space that is an internal space surrounded by inner wall surfaces of first and second engaging walls and third and fourth engaging walls; an insertion port through which the engaged main body is inserted into the housing space from a distal end of an end portion thereof; a locking hole through which the engaged protrusion is inserted; a communicating port that communicates the housing space to the outside; and a covering portion that covers the end portion of the housed engaged main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10569938
    Abstract: An enclosure can include a top enclosure portion having a top flange and a first top engagement feature. The enclosure can also include a bottom enclosure portion mechanically coupled to the top enclosure portion, where the bottom enclosure portion has a bottom flange that mechanically couples to the top flange and a first bottom engagement feature that mechanically couples to the first top engagement feature. The enclosure can further include a first fastening device mechanically and movably coupled to the first top engagement feature and the first bottom engagement feature. The first fastening device, in an engaged position, can maintain a flame path between the top flange and the bottom flange. The first fastening device, in a disengaged position, can fail to maintain a flame path between the top flange and the bottom flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Yabin Zhao, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10568231
    Abstract: A system apparatus and method for providing electrical power to multiple customer devices within a data center that includes a power supply skid frame having a top portion and a bottom portion, a power supply portion physically separate from the power supply skid frame and capable of being positioned on the top portion of the power supply skid frame to supply the electrical power, a power distribution skid frame, mechanically and electrically separate from the power supply skid frame, having a top portion and a bottom portion, and a power distribution portion physically separate from the power distribution skid frame and capable of being positioned on the top portion of the power distribution skid frame to distribute the electrical power. The system may include one or more skid frame spacer bars, physically separate from the power supply skid frame and the power distribution skid frame and capable of mechanically coupling the power supply skid frame and the power distribution skid frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Metcalf
  • Patent number: 10557623
    Abstract: A junction box includes a bottom portion including a first end portion and a second end portion and a top portion configured to mate with the bottom portion. The top and bottom portions form a first opening to receive a first cable at the first end portion and form a second opening to receive a second cable at the second end portion. Interchangeable connection blocks are included for receiving wires of different gauges to make connections between the first cable and the second cable. A connection block receiving-feature is formed in the bottom portion to secure the connection blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: APOGEE LIGHTING HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Nicolai, Frank Zarcone, Michael Boyd, Fred Katz