With Electrical Connector Patents (Class 174/50.52)
  • Patent number: 10622270
    Abstract: An encapsulated integrated circuit that includes an integrated circuit (IC) die and an encapsulation material encapsulating the IC die. A first portion of the encapsulation material is solid and a second portion of the encapsulation material includes spaces filled with a second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Benjamin Stassen Cook, Daniel Lee Revier
  • Patent number: 10529524
    Abstract: A subsea-replaceable fuse assembly has at least one fuse and a wet-mateable fuse connector element. The connector element is arranged to connect the fuse assembly to a subsea electrical load requiring protection of the fuse. The fuse connector element has conductor elements that are electrically connected to the fuse. A corresponding method of protecting a subsea electrical load includes connecting a fuse to the load underwater in a wet-mating operation effected between connector elements that are electrically connected, respectively, to the fuse and to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Subsea 7 Limited
    Inventors: Alister William Ernest Scott, James Peter McDonald
  • Patent number: 10476127
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna apparatus according to one of various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: an antenna housing in which an antenna module having two or more frequency bands is mounted; a plurality of repeaters detachably coupled to the antenna housing according to slide movement thereof; connector parts which protrude from the antenna housing and are connected to the plurality of repeaters, respectively; and a bracket which fixes the antenna housing to an outer wall and couples the plurality of repeaters to the antenna housing in an individually detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: In-Ho Kim, Hyoung-Seok Yang, Chang-Woo Yoo, Young-Chan Moon, Seong-Man Kang
  • Patent number: 10151280
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) power module configured for a wire harness of an altimetric/barometric pressure sensor and/or an ambient air sensor of an EGR system for an engine includes a set of wires and a circuit. The set of wires is configured to match the wire harness on the altimetric/barometric pressure sensor and/or the ambient air sensor for the engine. The circuit provides a resistance or resistances to the wire harness through the set of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony Stephen Hanak
  • Patent number: 10115547
    Abstract: A medium or high voltage switch is provided. The medium or high voltage switch includes a bottle assembly and a bushing. The bottle assembly includes a bottle formed of a first material and defining a chamber. The bottle assembly further includes a plurality of contacts for selectively opening and closing an electrical circuit, the plurality of contacts disposed within the chamber. The bushing is formed of a second material and defines a cavity configured to receive the bottle assembly. The bottle assembly and the bushing have an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Gerovac, Robert A Traska
  • Patent number: 10048291
    Abstract: A piezo sensor having an inner conductor having an inner conductor segment, where the inner conductor segment forms a tubular sidewall having a break, and also having an interior surface and an exterior surface; a plurality of individually polarized piezoelectric members, each having an inner face and an outer face, and each inner face contacting the first conductor exterior surface, each piezoelectric member being adjacent to another on the exterior face of the inner conductor, forming sets of adjacent faces; an outer conductor having an outer conductor segment forming a tubular sidewall having a break, the outer conductor having an interior surface and an exterior surface, where the interior surface contacts the outer face of the piezoelectric members; and where the break of the outer conductor segment is alignable with adjacent faces of two of the plurality of piezoelectric members, and further being alignable with the break of the inner conductor segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Fauveau
  • Patent number: 10001087
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) power module configured for a wire harness of an altimetric/barometric pressure sensor of an EGR system for an engine includes a set of wires and a circuit. The set of wires is configured to match the wire harness on the altimetric/barometric pressure sensor for the engine. The circuit provides a resistance to the wire harness through the set of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony Stephen Hanak
  • Patent number: 9806480
    Abstract: The building electrical wiring system includes a component box to attach to a wall frame, and a current plate configured to be mounted at a back of the component box having a plurality of receiving slots corresponding respectively to hot, neutral and ground. A component device, such as a switch, includes internal component circuitry terminating in a plurality of conductor stems to insert into a respective receiving slot of the current plate. An electrical jumper bar includes an insulated conductor extending between opposite ends which include a respective prong for each conductive path and configured to electrically couple the current plate to another current plate associated with another component device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Jerome Jablonski
  • Patent number: 9403023
    Abstract: One aspect provides a method of forming a feedthrough device for an implantable medical device. The method includes providing a bulk insulator having a longitudinal length extending between first and second end faces, and including one or more conducting elements extending therethrough between the first and second end faces, the bulk insulator having a perimeter surface along the longitudinal length, and depositing one of a metal, metal alloy, or cermet on the perimeter surface to form a ferrule directly thereon, wherein the ferrule can be joined to other components of the implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jacob Markham, Ulrich Hausch
  • Patent number: 9331412
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press-in pin (1, 2) for an electrical press-in connection between an electronic component (3) and a substrate plate (4) with an electrical contact hole (5). The press-in pin (1, 2) has a press-in pin head (6) which has a press-in head length (IK) which is matched to a thickness (d) of the substrate plate (4). A press-in pin leg (7) extends between the electronic component (3) and the press-in pin head (6). A press-in pin collar (13) forms a transition between the press-in pin leg (7) and the press-in pin head (6) and has a locking projection (14). The press-in pin head (6) is coated with a layer (20) of a lead-free tin alloy (15). At least the press-in pin collar (13) with the locking projection (14) has an electrically insulating coating (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Moser
  • Patent number: 9099802
    Abstract: A modular electrical apparatus is provided. The present modular apparatus consists of four separate interchangeable electrical fixtures that can be connected together to form a single device that provides outlets and light sources to locations that often lack wired electrical connections, such as outdoor sheds. The user can connect any number of the various electrical fixtures together in any order, allowing users to fully customize the present invention based upon their needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Wes Beharrell
  • Publication number: 20150101841
    Abstract: A glass wafer has an internal surface and an opposing external surface separated by a wafer thickness. A hermetic, electrically conductive feedthrough extends through the wafer from the internal surface to the opposing external surface. The feedthrough includes a feedthrough member having an inner face exposed along the internal surface for electrically coupling to an electrical circuit. The feedthrough member extends from the inner face partially through the wafer thickness to an exteriorly-facing outer face hermetically embedded within the wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Ruben, Michael S. Sandlin
  • Patent number: 8981220
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for interconnecting communication cables is disclosed. The system may include an input cable, an output cable, and a cable adapter. The input cable may include a plurality of input wires, each of the plurality of input wires communicatively connected to an input port. The output cable may include a plurality of output wires, each of the plurality of output wires communicatively connected to an output port, The cable adapter may be for communicatively interconnecting the input cable and the output cable. The cable adapter may include a container, a lid and a plurality of attachment mechanisms. The lid may be movably attached to the container. The plurality of attachment mechanisms may be located in the container, each of the plurality of attachment mechanisms capable of communicatively and reversibly connecting one of the plurality of input wires with one of the plurality of output wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Fargano
  • Patent number: 8962998
    Abstract: A junction box is affixed to, and electrically coupled with, a solar panel. The junction box is configured to releaseably engage and disengage accessory modules, thereby allowing accessory modules to be replaced or exchanged easily. Accessory modules are electrically coupled with other accessory modules in the solar panel string. The furthest downstream accessory module is connected to a wire harness, which is connected to a central combiner box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shoals Technologies Group, LLC
    Inventor: Dean Solon
  • Patent number: 8964406
    Abstract: A battery backup unit (BBU) system and apparatus is provided for securing and communicating with a BBU for use with optical network terminals (ONTs) and/or residential gateways. In various aspects, the BBU system is configured to eliminate the possibility for reversing the polarity of the backup battery. The BBU system also provides an integrated communication circuit for receiving a variety of connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ESPI LLC
    Inventor: Christopher T. Wacker
  • Patent number: 8952253
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a sidewall defining an opening through which a connector is to extend and a through hole, a resilient piece, and a sliding member slidably received in the through hole. The resilient piece includes a connecting piece slantingly extending from the sidewall between the opening and the through hole and a contacting piece connected to a distal end of the connecting piece. When the connector extends through the opening, The sliding member is slid toward the resilient piece to force the contacting piece to contact the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 8953322
    Abstract: An electronic control unit for a motor of an electric fan, has a support casing including a metal body adapted to act as a heat dissipator, a shell of an electrically insulating material coupled with the metal body, and a circuit board, mounted in contact with the dissipator body. The circuit board has a conductive connection member in the form of a flexible metal blade, electrically connected to the dissipator body, to provide an earth connection for the circuit board. The blade has a portion that projects beyond the edge of the board. The insulating shell has an internal formation which, upon coupling the shell with the dissipator body, interacts with the projecting portion of the blade, deforming it so as to bring it and thereafter maintain it in contact with the dissipator body in a resiliently loaded manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Marco Bussa, Franco Quagliata
  • Patent number: 8942001
    Abstract: A seal structure for an electronic control device having a circuit board housed in a watertight space a housing that is formed by fitting a plurality of fitting members together, has first and second seal portions which are formed at a fitting surface portion between the fitting members that are fitted together. One side of a pair of the fitting members of each of the first and second seal portions is provided with a seal groove, the other side is provided with a protruding line. An auxiliary seal groove and an auxiliary protruding line are formed on opposing surfaces of the seal groove and the protruding line at a merged part where the first and second seal portions meet each other. The auxiliary seal groove and the auxiliary protruding line continuously extend from the seal groove up to an end surface of the protruding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Kawai, Yuichi Yanagisawa, Hironori Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 8879265
    Abstract: An electronic circuit storage case includes a housing made of resin and having a case portion storing an electronic circuit board and a connector portion extending in a direction perpendicular to a board attachment surface of the case portion and incorporating a connector. Interior and exterior opening holes communicate at bottoms via a communication hole. A ventilating hole continuing from the interior of the case portion to the exterior of the connector portion is provided in a solid portion of the housing. The interior opening hole and the communication hole are bent in an L shape and provided to a primary resin mold part forming the housing. The exterior opening hole is provided to a secondary resin mold part of the housing enclosing the primary resin mold part and forming the connector and case portions so as to communicate with one end of the L-shaped communication hole substantially perpendicularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kishikawa, Hiroyuki Uramachi
  • Patent number: 8873224
    Abstract: A parking lot power pedestal is described which has a single spring attaching a tubular body to a base. The spring flexes in response to a blow to enable the tubular body to be angularly offset relative to the base and the spring resiliently returns to its original state to reposition the tubular body in a position extending vertically relative to the base. The spring has a first end providing a weather seal with a central bore of the tubular body. The spring has a second end providing a weather seal surrounding an opening in the base. The spring is tightly wound to provide a weather seal for a central passage defined by the spring through which wires pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley J. Rose
  • Publication number: 20140290975
    Abstract: Cables boxes and cable distribution systems securely store and route network cables of different types and/or security classifications. More specifically, a service cable box can include one or more chambers that can secure secondary network cables of one or more types and/or classifications. The service cable box can have secure and unsecure connection chambers. Accordingly, the service cable box can segregate network connections of different types and/or security classifications and can selectively provide secured access thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Scott J. Isaacks, Sean C. McCloud, Joshua Ray Knott
  • Patent number: 8835762
    Abstract: An apparatus for electrical isolation of metallic hardware is provided and includes an item of hardware and an isolation sheet disposed in contact with the item of hardware. The isolation sheet includes first and second opposing sides at least one of which is anodized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Aerojet Rocketdyne of DE, Inc
    Inventors: Leo Gard, Karl Wefers
  • Patent number: 8797751
    Abstract: A server cabinet includes a housing and a power distribution unit (PDU). The housing includes a bottom plate defining two first holes, and a top plate defining two second holes. The PDU includes a main body, a top base, a motion member, a resilient member, and a handle. Two first pins protrude down from the main body to be inserted into the first holes. The top base is fastened to the main body. A top of the top base defines two through holes. The motion member is movably received in the top base, and forms two second pins. The resilient member is connected between the main body and the motion member, to bias the motion member to move up, thereby allowing the second pins to extend out of the corresponding through holes and be inserted into the second holes. The handle is attached to the motion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Xiao-Zheng Li
  • Patent number: 8785793
    Abstract: An electronic digital controller, such as a load cell indicator, is disclosed in which a number of components, such as a circuit board, display, and keypad are placed within an enclosure, and the enclosure is bonded closed, such as using an adhesive, to render the enclosure watertight. The keypad is a touch sensitive, capacitive keypad with no moving parts, and it is housed behind a rigid panel. An optoelectronic transceiver allows for data exchange with an electronic memory device housed in the adhesively sealed enclosure and allows for data exchange and for updating or modification of software code housed therein. Other components, such as another circuit board, a power supply, and block connectors, are placed in an adjacent enclosure, and the circuit boards in the two enclosures are electrically connected. The power supply is preferably a potted AC power supply but may also include a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Weightech, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Cox, Ronald T. Pagan, Stephen S. Newell, Steve D. Tull
  • Patent number: 8772635
    Abstract: A waterproof casing for an electronic device has a body, a cover module and multiple fixers. The body has two connecting assemblies respectively mounted on two side surfaces of the body and each connecting assembly has two wings and a trough defined between the wings and the corresponding side surface of the body. The cover module has a first cover and a second cover respectively mounted on two ends of the body. The fixers are respectively inserted into a corresponding one of the first cover or the second cove and are steadily mounted with the body. The types of the cover module can be changed to fit with an electronic device installed in the body. Therefore, the combination between the body and the cover module is variable, and the waterproof casing has good applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sinpro Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Chen, Chinkuo Hu, Hui-Ling Hsieh, Han-Liang Li
  • Publication number: 20140096994
    Abstract: A parking lot power pedestal is described which has a single spring attaching a tubular body to a base. The spring flexes in response to a blow to enable the tubular body to be angularly offset relative to the base and the spring resiliently returns to its original state to reposition the tubular body in a position extending vertically relative to the base. The spring has a first end providing a weather seal with a central bore of the tubular body. The spring has a second end providing a weather seal surrounding an opening in the base. The spring is tightly wound to provide a weather seal for a central passage defined by the spring through which wires pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley J. ROSE
  • Patent number: 8684762
    Abstract: A junction box particularly for lighting lines for tunnels includes a casing body provided with a cover; the casing body includes an electrical socket; a junction device inside the casing body connects the electrical socket to a pair of power supply wires of a power supply line that is affected by the junction box; the junction device includes one or more insulation displacement contacts; each insulation displacement contact engages a respective power supply wire without cutting it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Palazzoli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Levi
  • Patent number: 8681482
    Abstract: This disclosure describes examples of an apparatus to enclose components of a switching assembly of an automatic transfer switch. In one embodiment, the apparatus, or arc chamber cover, has a housing made of material with optical properties that permit observation of the interior of the housing. A mounting assembly couples to the housing. The mounting assembly secures the apparatus to the automatic transfer switch. In one example, the mounting assembly comprises feet comprising a material with mechanical properties that can withstand pressure and other forces inside of the interior chamber. The apparatus also includes one or more baffles to control the flow of gasses and control electric arcs within the switching assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Suresh Srikantaiah, Arthur Michael Evans, Sudarshan Allada, Pravin Pralhad Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 8681498
    Abstract: Disclosed is a member that contains electronic components. Using the member, when, for example, a vehicle or the like carrying electronic components such as an inverter collides with an external object, there is prevented damage to a housing containing the electronic components, which would otherwise occur due to interfering objects. Furthermore, the disclosed member can dissipate heat produced by the contained electronic components. The member includes a housing for containing electronic components, a cooling passage that is provided inside the housing and uses a refrigerant to cool the electronic components, and a heat dissipation part that dissipates heat from the cooling passage and prevents the housing from being damaged by impacts from external interfering objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadashi Akiyama, Ray Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8674220
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic control device includes at least two housing parts, at least one housing base, a housing lid and an electronic connection between components disposed inside the housing and components disposed outside the housing. The connection is fixed to the base of the housing. The electronic connection is either constructed as a single-component flexible printed circuit board or as at least one partial flexible printed circuit board including at least one uniform open area of a copper conductor track outside an area covered by the housing lid. The width of the uniform region is oriented to a predefined contacting type of peripheral components and is longer than necessary for the contacting type. The invention therefore provides for a variable adaptation of generic electronics housings, thereby not necessarily requiring a novel structure of the housing with corresponding expensive individual packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Loibl, Karl Smirra
  • Publication number: 20140060875
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a housing arrangement, in particular to a hermetic housing arrangement, having at least one housing for connecting a plug-in connector, wherein the housing arrangement has at least one seal. The housing arrangement in accordance with the present disclosure is characterized in that the at least one seal can be placed in at least one opening provided in the housing and/or in an opening provided in a plug flange of the plug-in connector and designed as a milled portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH
  • Patent number: 8619413
    Abstract: A power supply unit is provided for supplying low voltage power. The supply unit includes at least one power plug contact connectable to a supply voltage; at least one output lead for outputting the low voltage; and a voltage transformer unit having at least one electronic component for transforming the supply voltage to the low voltage. The power supply unit includes a casing made of a casing base element and a lid element, such that the power plug contact is held in the casing base element or in the lid element in such a way that it can be plugged into a power socket. The voltage transformer unit is mounted on a circuit carrier which is arranged in the casing base element in such a way that a defined first region of the circuit carrier is received in a casting space filled with an electrically insulating casting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz-Jürgen Gausepohl, Taner Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 8604358
    Abstract: An inner wire capable of power integration and power division and adapted for use with an inverter having a casing and a circuit board includes a female connector and a male connector. The female and male connectors are each disposed in the casing and each include power lines, at least two signal lines, and a ground line. The power lines each have one end electrically connected to power connectors in pairs and the other end to power terminals respectively. The signal lines have one end electrically connected to two signal connectors respectively and the other end to signal terminals. The ground lines have one end electrically connected to ground connectors and the other end to ground terminals. The power terminals, signal terminals, and ground terminals are disposed in the male and female connectors. The signal connectors, ground connectors, and power connectors are electrically connected to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Wan-Yu Chang
  • Publication number: 20130312996
    Abstract: An assembly can include at least three cables; a bedding spine to seat the at least three cables; and interlocking segments that lock the at least three cables to the bedding spine. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Allan Nicholson
  • Patent number: 8593791
    Abstract: A sealed electrical enclosure used in hazardous locations for enclosing circuit breakers having a bottom housing and a removable top housing with a labyrinth joint or serrated joint formed therebetween, the bottom housing adapted to receive one or more circuit breakers, a first metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a first end wall to a point external thereto, and a second metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a second end wall to a point external to thereto, where the first and second metal buses are adapted to contact first and second electrical terminals of a circuit breaker when placed within the bottom housing, and a first lug retaining bracket secured to the bottom housing and extending to a position beneath the first metal such that a bottom portion of a connector assembly may fit within the space between the end of the lug retaining bracket and the bottom of the first metal bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: EGS Electrical Group, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Baird, Nabil Mina, Yogesh Kanole
  • Patent number: 8575482
    Abstract: An interface for an enclosure comprises at least one enclosure wall that separates an enclosure interior from an enclosure exterior, an opening in the enclosure wall, and a recess in the enclosure wall. The recess adjoins the opening. A dielectric connector is configured to securely fasten to the enclosure wall. The connector extends into the recess. A seal is situated in the recess between the enclosure wall and the connector. An inserted member is inserted through the opening and surrounded by the seal and the connector. Where the connector is securely fastened to the enclosure wall, the seal is compressed to form a moisture-resistant barrier between the enclosure interior and the enclosure exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wieland, Joe S. Sauvageau
  • Patent number: 8575519
    Abstract: A gas igniter device includes a first synthetic material casing containing igniter and an electronic control and a terminal board integrally coupled to the first casing and in turn including a cable clamp. The terminal board includes a second synthetic box-shaped material casing including: a cup-shaped body provided with a first and a second opposite side opening and an inlet oriented essentially perpendicular to the side openings; and a closing lid of the inlet hingedly restrained onto a first side of the cup-shaped body; a first end of the first casing is provided with a pair of electric power contacts for the igniter and is snappingly and removably coupled in use to the cup-shaped body within a first side opening with the contacts arranged inside the cup-shaped body in position facing the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: ITW Industrial Components S.R.L. con Unico Socio
    Inventor: Daniele Pianezze
  • Publication number: 20130214646
    Abstract: An electronic component package is provided with a base on which an electronic component element is mounted and a lid that includes a conductive member and that is bonded to the base with a sealing member so as to hermetically seal the electronic component element. The base includes a bottom portion and a wall portion that extends from the bottom portion. A cavity in which the electronic component element is mounted is formed on a first main surface of the base by the bottom portion and the wall portion. The base also includes electrode pads electrically connected to electrodes of the electronic component element, external terminals electrically connected to outside and line patterns electrically connected to the electrode pads and the external terminals. The external terminals include a GND terminal for grounding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: DAISHINKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Kojo
  • Patent number: 8493734
    Abstract: A multi-case rack for an industrial computer includes a rack body and a plurality of removable cases. The removable case can be installed with either its axial end positioned ahead, thus compatible to both a front circuit board and a rear circuit board. The removable case has an anti-shock HD mount capable of holding either two 2.5? hard drives or one 3.5? hard drive. The removable case allows heat-dissipating fans to be installed and positioned in a screw-free, hot-swap manner. The removable cases can be readily installed into or from a rack body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: T-Win Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Yung Chien, Sophia Chen
  • Publication number: 20130113425
    Abstract: An electric supply pop up apparatus for use in a generally horizontal surface that has three main sections, first, a permanently installed, weatherproof containment unit where the unit has a bottom, at least one side wall and an open top; second, a moveable tower that has at least one side wall and a cover; and at least one electrical receptacle module installed in said tower; the tower is slideably moveable within the containment unit so that the tower can be raised or lowered within the containment unit such that when the tower is lowered and in a down position the tower is fully secured and enclosed within the containment unit or the tower can be raised to an up position so that the electrical receptacle module is accessible to a user; and where power is available at the electrical receptacle module when the tower is in the up position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Alan Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 8431820
    Abstract: A more thinnable hermetic sealing cap can be provided. This hermetic sealing cap (10) is employed for an electronic component housing package (100) housing an electronic component (40) and includes a cap body portion (1) mainly composed of Ti.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Neomax Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaharu Yamamoto, Junji Hira
  • Publication number: 20130098655
    Abstract: This invention relates to New Free Electrons Wire (4a, b), which will enable the use of electrical energy and also energy in various other forms in a loss free way at room temperature. Free Electrons confined in vacuum (4a1) at the order of 10?4 torr or more, at the core of the wire, can move a distance as long as about, to a few kilometers without any collision. The vacuum is maintained in a tube made up of alternate layers of Teflon (4a2) and Silicon Oxynitride (4a3) The columbic repulsion between these free electrons (4b1, 4b2, 4b3 . . . ) will actually conduct energy without any loss. The free electrons trapped in vacuum tube (4a), should be at a particular density of around 2.02×108 electrons in the area covered by the input device (4b4) or output device (4b5) and also all along the Free Electron Wire. The input device (4b4) is to deliver energy to the free electrons (4b1, 4b2, 4b3 . . . ) of the New Free Electrons Wire (4a, b), for loss free transportation and various other uses of energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Sabyasachi Haldar
  • Patent number: 8414013
    Abstract: A housing structure for an in-vehicle electronic device is provided. A case body includes a top panel and a side wall continuously and integrally formed at a side edge of the top panel. The case body is configured to accommodate a control board therein. A plurality of brackets outwardly projects and extends from the side wall of the case body. The brackets are fixed to an attachment portion of a vehicle body. A plurality of reinforcement ribs are integrally formed between the brackets and the side wall of the case body at a position lower than the control board in a state where the case body is mounted on the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Ten Limited
    Inventor: Takeshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 8389856
    Abstract: There is provided a waterproof structure for the electrical junction box includes a stepwise portion in which a punched hole has to be provided for molding a locking projection on a peripheral wall of a main-body case. The waterproof structure prevents intrusion of a droplet from an outside into the main-body case via the punched hole and thereby improves waterproof performance. An extended portion 37d is provided on a left wall portion 22 of the main-body case 2 for moving the position of the punched hole which should be provided in the stepwise portion 35 toward the side of the locking projection 33. A hole-sealing portion 47a is provided at a edge portion 42a of the left wall portion 42 of the cover 4, the hole-sealing portion 47a is configured to cover the entire opening of the punched hole 37 moved toward the side of the locking projection 33 in a state where the cover is attached to the main-body case 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Ozawa, Katsuhiro Kubota, Tomohiro Sugiura, Katsuyoshi Kobayashi, Masao Shibata
  • Patent number: 8378212
    Abstract: An electrical feed-through assembly and method of making an electrical feed-through assembly provide an electrical feed-through assembly that can survive exposure in a high pressure liquid, for example, seawater at least 9000 psi, for substantial periods of time, for example, twenty years, without substantial leakage of the high pressure liquid into or through the electrical feed-through assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: James L. Sturges, Robert E. Walsh, George L. Fix
  • Patent number: 8367926
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an enclosure defining a connector port, and a cover mechanism. The cover mechanism includes a bracket mounted to the enclosure, a cover rotatably mounted to the bracket to cover or uncover the connector port. The cover includes an elastic lock. When the cover is rotated to cover the connector port, the elastic lock is engaged with a sidewall of the connector port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Chih-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8354587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hermetically sealed housing with an electrical feed-in. A standard printed circuit board 120 seals against housing 100. The sealing is carried out on a flat side of printed circuit board 120. The printed circuit board contains electrically conducting tracks (130, 132, 134, 136) which make the electrical connection. By making the electrical connection so that at least part of it lies parallel with the surface of the printed circuit board, no gas can leak through the printed circuit board along the conductor. The inside of the hermetically sealed space 102 may be a gas-filled space, but may also be a vacuum space, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Hendrik Gezinus Tappel, Cornelis Sander Kooijman
  • Patent number: 8223475
    Abstract: A sealed electrical enclosure used in hazardous locations for enclosing circuit breakers having a bottom housing and a top housing with a labyrinth seal or joint formed therebetween, the bottom housing adapted to receive one or more circuit breakers, a first metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a first end wall to a point external thereto, and a second metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a second end wall to a point external to thereto, where the first and second metal buses are adapted to contact first and second electrical terminals of a circuit breaker when placed within the bottom housing, and a first vent positioned on the top housing for dissipating pressure buildup, wherein the top housing is removably secured to the bottom housing to allow for removal and replacement of a circuit breakers within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: EGS Electrical Group LLC
    Inventors: Neil Baird, Nabil Mina, Yogesh D. Kanole, Jenkins Ian
  • Patent number: 8208263
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing having an aperture and a main circuit board disposed in housing. The main circuit board includes an edge and a plurality of contact surfaces located at the edge proximate to the aperture, whereby a mating connector is connectable to the contact surfaces by inserting the mating connector into the housing from outside of the housing via the aperture. An update connector adapter includes a support structure and a mating connector mounted on the support structure. The mating connector includes a plurality of contact terminals for contacting the contact surfaces. The update connector adapter further includes an update connector mounted to the support structure. A programming unit is connectable to the update connector for programming the main circuit board. The control unit may be programmed by inserting the update connector adapter into the aperture and connecting the mating connector to the contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Seifried
  • Patent number: 8199520
    Abstract: A terminal is provided with a support portion configured to be mounted on a circuit board and having electrical insulation property, and a bus bar supported on the support portion and having electrically conductive property. The bus bar includes an external connecting portion configured to be electrically connected to external equipment, a first connecting portion configured to be electrically connected to the circuit board, and a second connecting portion configured to be electrically connected to another circuit board spaced from the circuit board, without passing through the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Noriya Kishino, Jin Kurihara