Boxes And Housings Patents (Class 174/50)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10554024
    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, and a sealing system forming a water tight seal around the plurality of conductors in the openings, a first support structure extending longitudinally from a first side of the barrier support plate, the first support structure connected to the barrier support plate by a first flexible joint, and a second support structure extending longitudinally from a second side of the barrier support plate, the second support structure connected to the barrier support plate by a second flexible joint. 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: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUPERIOR TRAY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Cox, Parry Singh Mudhar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Vladislav Leder
  • Patent number: 10537034
    Abstract: Control boxes with segregated low- and high-voltage components are described. Service technicians (or others) requiring access to one set of components may do so without necessarily accessing the other set. Dual user interfaces may be utilized, further, with one interface being present at the control box and the other being remote therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems LLC
    Inventors: Dindo Uy, Mark Bauckman, Hwa Heng, Krishna Desai, David Goldman
  • Patent number: 10529499
    Abstract: An electricity storage unit of the present disclosure includes: an electricity storage device; a holder for holding this electricity storage device; a case having a tubular side wall part and a bottom surface part closing one end of the side wall part, the case being formed with an opening at another end of the side wall part; and a cover for covering the opening. The electricity storage device and the holder are housed inside the case. At least a part of the cover is inserted inside the case. An aperture is formed at least part of a region between an outer periphery of the cover and an inner surface of the side wall part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Wakinaka, Yohsuke Mitani, Kazuki Morita
  • Patent number: 10498121
    Abstract: A waterproof fuse convergence box comprises a box body, an upper cover, an installing plate, a fuse, a convergence terminal and at least one dispersing terminal, the box body is provided with installing holes I and an installing hole II; the installing plate is fixed into the box body; the fuse is clamped and fixed through clamping seats I and clamping seats II which are arranged on the installing plate; the quantity of the dispersing terminal corresponds to the quantity of the installing holes I, the clamping seats I and the clamping seats II; the dispersing terminal is fixed at the installing holes I; a waterproof seal ring I is arranged at a contact position where the dispersing terminal and the installing holes I are contacted; the dispersing terminal is electrically connected through the clamping seats I of an electric conductor; the convergence terminal is fixed at the installing hole II; a waterproof seal ring II is arranged at a contact position where the convergence terminal and the installing hole I
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Baojun Luo
  • Patent number: 10499531
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing network connectivity to an equipment rack are provided. A network switch includes an enclosure to be aligned along the height of an equipment rack. The network switch provides a plurality of network ports distributed along the enclosure so the network ports are associated with mounting spaces in the rack, when installed. A controller provides communications between the plurality of network ports and may be configured to identify installed equipment in particular rack spaces, from network traffic on particular network ports and by association of the network ports with the rack spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Schmidt, Daniel J. Rohr
  • Patent number: 10499533
    Abstract: An exemplary cabling system includes a plurality of containers. A first container of the plurality of containers defines a first plurality of openings. The system includes a plurality of bolts with a first bolt operable to insert into the first plurality of openings. The first bolt defines a first conduit operable to receive a first cable of a plurality of cables. An exemplary telecommunications central office includes a container with a plurality of walls defining an interior of the container and an exterior of the container, an opening, a vault entrance, and a plurality of cable runways. An exemplary method for arranging cables includes cutting a wall of a first and second container to create a first and second opening, inserting flanges of bolts into the openings, receiving with a pipe the flanges, and routing a cable through the first and second opening into an interior of the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Qingya She, Kirsten Rundberget, Weisheng Xie
  • Patent number: 10490961
    Abstract: A flush ring spacer, and method for using it, to adjustably support and firmly mount an electrical device, such as an electrical receptacle or switch, within a wall or other support surface. Using the present invention, electrical devices may be connected to 1900 (4-square), gem or other electrical boxes, while remaining firmly flush to the wall or other surface. The electrical device will stay grounded and not move or push in (which can affect grounding), and the face plate will not crack and will no longer be used to support the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Donald Smith
  • Patent number: 10485149
    Abstract: A composite formulation and a composite article are provided. The composite article includes at least two layers of a composite formulation including a polymer matrix and conductive particles distributed within the polymer matrix, the conductive particles forming, by volume, between 20% and 50% of the composite formulation. The conductive particles in each of the at least two layers include at least one morphology selected from the group consisting of fibrous, dendritic, and flake, and the morphology of the conductive particles in one of the at least two layers differs from the morphology of the conductive particles in another one of the at least two layers. The composite formulation includes a polymer matrix and between 30% and 45%, by volume, tin-coated copper conductive particles at a copper/tin ratio of between 3/1 and 3/2, the conductive particles including at least two morphologies selected from the group consisting of fibrous, dendritic, and flake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megan Hoarfrost Beers, Jialing Wang, Jaydip Das, Richard B. Lloyd, James Toth, Ting Gao
  • Patent number: 10483724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel holder for fastening a panel on a housing frame of a switchgear cabinet, wherein the panel holder is an open clip, which has two free push-in portions, which can be braced against one another for engagement in a recess of a housing frame, wherein the push-in portions are connected to one another by means of a fastening flange for a panel, said flange having a threaded passage, in particular a threaded bore, and wherein the fastening flange is arranged at a distance from one of the push-in portions and the threaded passage is arranged in alignment with the push-in portion, such that a screw screwed in through the threaded passage impinges on the push-in portion aligned with the threaded passage and thus braces the push-in portions against one another. A corresponding switchgear cabinet is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Reuter
  • Patent number: 10473306
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a lighting fixture comprising a lighting device and a mounting bracket is provided. The lighting device comprises a front cover, a back cover, a frame, and at least one LED mounted within the interior of the lighting device. The frame has an interior edge that is in contact with a perimeter of the front cover and a perimeter of the back cover. The front cover, the back cover, and the frame define the interior of the lighting device. At least one of the frame and the back cover comprises one or more attachment mechanisms. The mounting bracket comprises a junction box mounting element configured for securing the mounting bracket to a junction box or a mounting surface, and one or more attachment mechanism mating elements configured to mate with the one or more attachment mechanisms when the lighting device is rotated within the mounting bracket to secure the lighting device into the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Barry Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10473282
    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: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: JCA RENTALS, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua C. Allison, Josh Haaland, Jessica Ivanoff
  • Patent number: 10476138
    Abstract: A shroud for a small cell antenna system is designed to house cellular telephone equipment, including a plurality of transceivers, RF conditioning equipment, and a network interface, which includes an interface to a optical fiber network. The housing has walls that define an interior region. The housing has at least one movable door that can be opened and closed to respectively permit and prevent access to the interior region. A generally planar backbone is situated in the interior region. The backbone has a plurality of apertures. A plurality of elongated brackets can be mounted to the backbone. Each bracket has a plurality of hooks and is attached to the backbone by insertion of the hooks into the apertures of the backbone. RF conditioning equipment (e.g., diplexer, triplexer, multiplexer, etc.) is mounted on one of the brackets within the housing. A network interface is mounted on another one of the brackets within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Gonsowski, Kevin Garland, Josef Faig
  • Patent number: 10452882
    Abstract: A barcode reading device (1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d) includes a polygon housing (10, 10a, 10b) and a plurality of barcode reading units (32, 34, 34_1, 34_2); a first window (12) is formed on one surface of the polygon housing (10, 10a, 10b) and a second window (14) is formed of another surface thereof; the barcode reading units (32, 34, 34_1, 34_2) are housed within an accommodating space of the polygon housing (10, 10a, 10b). One of the barcode reading units (32, 34, 34_1, 34_2) reads barcode through the second window (14), and the other barcode reading units (32, 34, 34_1, 34_2) read barcode through the first window (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CHAMPTEK INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Wang, Shu-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 10448492
    Abstract: A portable gradient control plate providing protection against touch potentials for electrical workers that can be carried and set-up at workplace conveniently. The gradient control plate has a perforated top plate for stability and extra foot grip minimizing slip hazards. It is supported by aluminum members thus elevating the foot above grade. The gradient control plate can be folded through hinges and equipped with a handle introducing portability into the apparatus. Each aluminum plate is secured by a locking mechanism and bonded by a braided copper wire to ensure equipotential between plates. Aluminum rods for attaching hotline clamps will be placed on each side of the gradient control plate for electrical connection to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Manitoba Hydro
    Inventors: Chenyang Wang, Emerson Adajar
  • Patent number: 10439380
    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: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ATAS International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Michael Hagenbuch, Theodorus Antonius Bus
  • Patent number: 10439377
    Abstract: A electrical box including a top wall, a side wall connected to the top wall, a cavity formed by the top wall and the side wall, at least one mounting flange on the side wall having a mounting hole therein, at least one mounting fastener in communication with the at least one mounting flange, and wherein the mounting fastener is slidably engaged with the at least one mounting flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baldwin, John Klein, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 10429885
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for a portable information handling system (IHS) includes an upper hinge axle coupled to a lid of the portable IHS, a lower hinge axle coupled to a base of the portable IHS, and a hinge cover encompassing the upper and lower hinge axles. A fulcrum foot provided on the hinge cover contacts a support surface when the lid is rotated to a first usage angle, and continues to support the portable IHS on the support surface as the lid is rotated further through a wide range of usage angles. When the lid is rotated beyond the first usage angle, a rear portion of the base lifts away from the support surface, and conceals an increasing greater portion of a lower bezel surrounding a display screen of the portable IHS. To reduce the amount of lift, internal components of the hinge assembly are offset by an angle ? of about 10°-20° from a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Nicholas G. DiLoreto, Anthony J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10414278
    Abstract: A solution to solve the problem of embodying a wall mountable electric vehicle DC fast charger is disclosed: a wall mountable electric vehicle DC charger (201), comprising a modular AC to DC converter unit comprising at least one high frequency AC to DC power converter module placed in the interior back of the charger, a cooling system with input and output channels placed on the back of the charger, between said charger and a wall (202), a wireless network interface and a central processing unit. In one embodiment, the unit does not incorporate a display for messages and commands and, instead, has the possibility of turning a mobile computational device (301) into a command console of the charger sending commands using wireless communication (302). It is useful for quick charging with DC electric power in different situations: private users, fleets, companies, condominiums, garages, car dealers and also in public places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: EFACEC ELECTRIC MOBILITY, S.A.
    Inventors: Pedro Nuno Marcos Moreira da Silva, Vitor Alexandre Martins Ferreira, Susana Marinho Ferreira Guedes, Lino Joao Da Silva Pauperio Pereira, Ines Sofia Marques Ramos, Paulo Miguel Silva Cecilio Goncalves, Germano Miguel Oliveira da Silva
  • Patent number: 10406919
    Abstract: This DA device is installed in a vehicle and works in tandem with a portable information terminal in outputting information, said DA device being provided with: a main body section; a display section that can be opened and closed relative to the main body section; a holder part for holding the information terminal, said holder part being connected to the back surface of the display section and opening and closing together with the display section; an electric circuit that is housed in the main body section; and an opening and closing mechanism for switching the display section between an open state in which the holder part is exposed to the outside of a case and a closed state in which the holder part is inside the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KOJIMA INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Hori, Shigenori Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10408425
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a housing; a socket with a first portion coupled to an inner surface of the housing and a second portion extending from the first portion and including a connector; a light source body having a light emitting module with a terminal received by and in electrical communication with the connector; and a reflector facing the light source body, the light source body supported by the socket at a position apart from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Wook Kim, Ji Hwan Jeon, Sang Jun Hong
  • Patent number: 10411449
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical junction box including a lower case and an upper case joined to the lower case, wherein the upper case includes an inner wall that opposes an inner surface of the lower case and an outer wall that opposes an outer surface of the lower case, the outer wall has a first wall portion that is in intimate contact with the outer surface of the lower case and a second wall portion that extends upward continuously from the first wall portion, and an upper end of the lower case is inserted between the inner wall and the second wall portion with clearances CL1 and CL2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10396324
    Abstract: A fixing device has a body case therein defining a housing chamber in which an object is housed and a cover that covers the housing chamber. The body case has one of a groove and a protrusion that engage with each other. The object has an other one of the groove and the protrusion. The groove includes a receiving portion and a positioning portion. The receiving portion extends in an inserting direction in which the object is inserted into the housing chamber. The positioning portion extends in an intersecting direction intersecting with the inserting direction. The cover has a restricting portion that is in contact with the object while the cover covers the housing chamber. The protrusion engages with the positioning portion when the object is fixed in the body case. The restricting portion restricts a displacement of the object in a direction opposite to the intersecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Chitaka
  • Patent number: 10396422
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apertured waveguide includes a wall comprising a plurality of apertures and an interior channel along which electromagnetic waves can propagate, the interior channel being defined at least in part by the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Eduardo Antonio Rojas, Justin Troy Nussbaum, Thomas McCrea Weller, Nathan Brad Crane
  • Patent number: 10390447
    Abstract: The present invention is an assembly and system that is captured into a standard plastic or metal junction box, switch box or receptacle box to simplify wiring electrical power to current day switches, receptacles, smoke detectors and other configurations of custom switch, receptacle, receptacle/USB ports, GFCIs, etc. The invention is used to eliminate excessive amounts of wire stuffed into the back of the junction box and reducing the time required to wire standard and custom electrical receptacles. The invention consists of a two part fire resistant plastic box and printed circuit board where the PCB is captured inside the two part box having openings on the top for electrical terminals and wire pins that exactly, and fully align with the bottom of standard electrical receptacles or the wire pins may terminate in spade connectors that are captured by screw terminals on the receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Dale McGee
  • Patent number: 10383244
    Abstract: An electronics enclosure assembly includes a housing comprising a first chamber, a second chamber, and a first wall coupled between the first chamber and the second chamber. The electronics enclosure assembly also includes at least one plate coupled to the housing. The first wall and the plate combine to define a first channel extending through the first wall. The first channel couples the first chamber in communication with the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Thomas English
  • Patent number: 10383246
    Abstract: An electrical distribution box for an aircraft includes first housings configured to receive power modules, second housings configured to receive electronic control modules, and an interface configured for connection of the power and control modules and external electrical members. The interface includes at least one input power busbar extending into at least one of the first housings for connection to at least one of the power modules. The at least one input power busbar is adapted to be connected to a cable of a wiring harness for connection of the at least one power module to the wiring harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Aero Electric
    Inventor: Olivier Deshayes
  • Patent number: 10371994
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a display panel and an upper container in which the display panel is disposed. The upper container includes a cover portion which covers top edges of the display panel, a side wall which extends from the cover portion to cover a side of the display panel, and apertures defined in the side wall of the upper container, the apertures exposing the display panel to outside the display device at the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Kwon Soh, Hyun Jin Maeng, Yong Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10366840
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a case having an elliptical cross-section capable of receiving a plurality of capacitive elements. One or more of the capacitive elements provide at least one capacitor having a first capacitor terminal and a second capacitor terminal. The apparatus also includes a cover assembly that includes a deformable cover mountable to the case, and, a common cover terminal having a contact extending from the cover. The cover assembly also includes at least three capacitor cover terminals, each of the at least three capacitor cover terminals having at least one contact extending from the deformable cover. The deformable cover is configured to displace at least one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals upon an operative failure of at least one of the plurality of the capacitive elements. The cover assembly also includes at least four insulation structures. One of the four insulation structures is associated with one of the at least three capacitor cover terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: American Radionic Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Stockman, Richard W. Stockman, Shaun Brandon Sirotiak
  • Patent number: 10359790
    Abstract: A Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) controller includes a first cover secured to a second cover, with HVAC components housed by the first cover and the second cover. The first cover may include two or more latches to secure the first cover to the second cover. In some cases, the second cover may include two or more latch receivers each configured to receive one of the two or more latches of the first cover as the first cover and the second cover are brought together. The first and second covers may include one or more guide features. The guide features may be configured to guide movement of the first cover relative to the second cover as the first cover and the second cover are brought together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Novotny, Petr Adamik, Tomas Rezny, Ladislav Janovec
  • Patent number: 10356928
    Abstract: An enclosure for protecting electronic devices. The enclosure has a rear base defining a cavity for holding different interchangeable electronic devices. The enclosure has a front cover coupled to the rear base. The enclosure has a backplane within the cavity of the rear base and a drawer chest. The drawer chest has a drawer chest has multiple drawers. The backplane connects to any of the different interchangeable electronic devices when an electronic device of the different interchangeable electronic devices is inserted into any drawer of the plurality of drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly A. Dane, William K. Magee
  • Patent number: 10342145
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate holding structure including: a cylindrical side wall portion that forms an accommodating space; a holding wall portion protruding inward of the accommodating space from the side wall portion; a plurality of press fit terminals held by the holding wall portion, protruding toward an opening of the side wall portion, and pressedly inserted into holes of a substrate accommodated in the accommodating space; and a flexible arm portion protruding toward the opening from a position closer to the side wall portion than the press fit terminals of the holding wall portion, have flexibility, and having a hook portion configured to lock a surface on the opening side of the substrate, wherein distal end positions of the press fit terminals and the arm portion are closer to the holding wall portion than an end surface on the opening side of the side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakuni Samejima
  • Patent number: 10334765
    Abstract: An electronic shielding device used to secure articles like keys and key fobs from the radiating signals is disclosed. The electronic shielding device includes a housing having a lid member and a storage member, a locking unit for securing articles utilizing a locking mechanism and a plurality of attachment means connected with the housing. The lid member includes first latch member and the storage member includes a second latch member. The radiating signal includes radio frequency and electromagnetic signals. The lid member is detachably attached with the storage member utilizing the first latch member and the second latch member. The locking unit is keyed and coded to a customer's own specific key/lock. The electronic shielding device is designed to attach to an object such as but not limited to a vehicle, a door and a window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Jacob Daniel Steel
  • Patent number: 10327344
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward a medical device having a a core assembly. The core assembly includes a core circuit assembly and a core assembly housing configured to enclose the core circuit assembly. The core assembly housing includes a first portion, and a second portion configured to be coupled to the first portion along a weld seam. The second portion includes at least one weld joint feature, which includes a thinned section of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Mark A. Lamberty
  • Patent number: 10321598
    Abstract: A secure electronic equipment rack allows electronic equipment to be hung vertically to save space for deep components. This is done by providing a vertical rack apparatus with horizontal side panels on which components are mounted vertically. The side panels of the rack are shorter than the depth of the components to be mounted on, to, or within the panels, thus allowing space to be saved, The rack can be expanded based on user's equipment growth. The apparatus can be mounted on a wall or on a standard EIA relay rack. The apparatus has cable management for equipment that fits into wire channels and allows having a patch panel mounted without taking up a “U” space in the apparatus itself, The apparatus can include a built-in level for ease of mounting, and an integrated earth grounding stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BlackHawk Labs LLC
    Inventors: Tod A. Wagner, Richard F. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10305262
    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: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bethel Idiculla Johnson, Brad Bell
  • Patent number: 10293764
    Abstract: A resin molded body (10) includes a metal attachment member (22) and an extension part (33, 34) extending from the resin molded body. At least one part of the metal attachment member (22) is exposed in a mounting surface (20a) of the resin molded body. The mounting surface (20a) is to be facing to the mounting target when the resin molded body is fixed to a mounting target. At least one part of the extension part (33, 34) is protruded outside the mounting surface. A protrusion length of the at least one part of the extension part (33, 34) from the mounting surface is larger than a protrusion length of the metal attachment member (22) from the mounting surface. The at least one part is configured to allow deforming in a direction away from the mounting target when the resin molded body is fixed to the mounting target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Yamao, Masayoshi Ogawa, Masanobu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10297996
    Abstract: A junction box assembly may include a junction box base and a junction box cover. The junction box base may define a junction box internal recess. The junction box cover may include a mounting flange, a cover barrier spaced from the mounting flange, and a wall extending between the mounting flange and the cover barrier and defining a junction box cover recess. The junction box cover may be configured to be alternatively coupled to a backing panel to form a junction box, such that either (1) the cover barrier of the junction box cover is received in the junction box internal recess and defines a first junction box space, or (2) the cover barrier is spaced from the backing panel and on a side of the backing panel opposite the junction box base and defines a second junction box space larger than the first junction box space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Viza Electronics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Smith, Robert Zamora, Jack Lula
  • Patent number: 10283253
    Abstract: A transformer system includes a termination constructed to mechanically couple to a customer electrical line and to electrically couple the transformer to the customer electrical line. A termination support may be coupled to the termination. The termination support may include a body having first wall and a second wall disposed perpendicular to the first wall, and an opening in the first wall and/or the second wall. A fastener may be disposed in the opening(s). The fastener may be constructed to clamp the termination support to the termination. The termination support may be constructed to provide mechanical support to the termination against the weight of the customer electrical line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Jake C. Elder
  • Patent number: 10283949
    Abstract: A floor box for accommodating and protecting an electrical device such as a receptacle includes a housing and a cover. The floor box can be placed within a floor or ground. Rain water or other liquids that enter the floor box are isolated from the electrical device within the box and are removed from the interior of the box by a drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jason Thomas
  • Patent number: 10281122
    Abstract: A junction box housing system includes a housing, a first hanger connected to a first side of a sidewall of the housing, and a second hanger connected to a second side of the sidewall distal from the first side. In various examples, the housing is movable along the first hanger and the second hanger in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Schubert, Joseph B Stauner
  • Patent number: 10284696
    Abstract: A shell is provided. The shell includes a metallic body, a non-metallic layer and a coating layer. The non-metallic layer is configured to connect at least two parts of the metallic body, and the coating layer is provided on an outer surface of the non-metallic layer, and exhibits a consistent color with an outer surface of the metallic body. A method for manufacturing the shell and the mobile terminal including the shell are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Li, Bin Ji, Yucai Yuan
  • Patent number: 10283948
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing having a water stop groove and a region disposed between an end of the housing and the water stop groove. The water stop groove extends along a circumferential direction of the housing orthogonal to a mating direction of the electrical connector. The water stop groove is dimensioned to allow a surface tension to act on a quantity of water accumulated in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsugumi Matsumoto, Ryuichi Komiyama, Tomoyuki Funayama
  • Patent number: 10263374
    Abstract: A modular electronic apparatus includes an electric box, an insert, and optionally one or more electric modules. The insert is configured to be inserted at least partially into an internal space of the electric box and connect to electric wires of a building. The insert is further configured to receive the electric modules such that they can be powered from the electric wires without directly connecting to them. The electric modules can engage with the insert and be easily replaceable without the need to reconnect the electric wires. Each of the electric modules can be one of the following: a programmable electric socket (“smart” socket), traditional electric socket, programmable electric switch (“smart” switch), traditional electric switch, dimmer, touch screen panel, speaker, personal computer, television device, lighting device, audio player, multimedia device, network hub, a router, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Calabrese