External Terminals Patents (Class 174/549)
  • Patent number: 11327256
    Abstract: A package for optical receiver module includes a conductive housing and a feedthrough. The conductive housing includes a first sidewall having an optical port for receiving an optical signal along an optical axis, a second sidewall separated from the first sidewall along the optical axis, and an interior space for housing a photodetector. The feedthrough includes first to third layers extending from the second sidewall to an opposite direction of the first sidewall, and the third layer is provided between the first and second layers. The feedthrough includes first to fourth wirings, a grounding wiring, and a plurality of first conductive cells. The first and second wirings face the interior space. The third wirings, the fourth wiring, the grounding wiring are formed in the first layer or the second layer. The plurality of first conductive cells are arranged in the third layer, and are electrically connected to the grounding wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Oomori, Hiroshi Hara
  • Patent number: 10600712
    Abstract: An electronic device has a substrate 5, a first electric element 91 provided on a first conductor layer 71, a second electric element 92 provided on the first electric element 91, and a connector 50 having a base end part 45 provided on a second conductor layer 72 and a head part 40 provided on a front surface electrode 92a of the second electric element 92 via a conductive adhesive 75. An area of the base end part 45 placed on the second conductor layer 72 is larger than an area of the head part 40 placed on the second electric element 92. The base end part 45 is located at a side of the substrate 5 compared with the head part 40, and a gravity center position of the connector 50 is at a side of the base end part 45 of the connector 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Morinaga, Soichiro Umeda
  • Patent number: 10451511
    Abstract: A header assembly for a pressure sensor and methods for manufacturing and using the same are provided. In one example embodiment, a header insert may include a base; a hollow protrusion coupled to the base and having a metalized inner surface and a metalized outer surface, wherein the metalized outer surface of the hollow protrusion is used to couple to a header and the metalized inner surface of the hollow protrusion is used to couple to a header pin; and wherein a seal is formed between the header, the header insert and the header pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Martin, Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 10326234
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cable protection kit and a Radio Remote Unit including the same. The cable protection kit (100,100?) for RRU(200) includes a main body(10,10?), a sealing member(30,30?) and a pressing assembly(20,20?). The main body(10,10?) has at least one hole(50) for correspondingly accommodating at least one cable(40), wherein the at least one hole(50) extends from a first end(11) of the main body(10,10?) to an opposite second end(12) thereof along a longitudinal direction of the main body(10,10?). The sealing member(30,30?) is located onto the first end(11) and at least partly enclosing the first end(11). The pressing assembly(20,20?) is located onto the main body(10,10?) adjacent to the sealing member(30,30?) and configured to press and deform the sealing member(30,30?) so that the sealing member(30,30?) fixes and seals up the cable protection kit(100,100?) to a frame of the RRU(200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Jianjun An
  • Patent number: 10320169
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for wiring installations that is comprised of a universal electrical box that is made of a non-conductive block or hub that contains electrical conductors, which connect power from a building's electrical power source, to various electrical components. One design, can handle nine sheathed cables in a standard box, with five #14 wire and four #12 wire lines. Once installed, the current is redirected without physically moving the wires and will power up only if the electrical component and the wires are of the same amperage. All wires including the ground wires are always visible, while electrical components are installed and operating. Individual electrical lines are identifiable, dead-ended, and with the visibility of all wires, connecting the wires is now possible before the rough inspection. The lines can be energized while the walls are open, for troubleshooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 10269493
    Abstract: A hybrid ultra-capacitor and Dense Energy Ultra Cell (DEUC) energy storage device and methods of production are described. An example method uses spray deposition processes to deposit energy storage layers that are interleaved in between electrodes to enable rapid charge and dense energy storage in a scalable Element with efficient fabrication methods to support a wide variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: David Frank
  • Patent number: 10074799
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a magneto-resistive chip package includes a circuit board; a shielding body including a shielding base part positioned on the circuit board and a shielding intermediate part extending from one side of the shielding base part; a magneto-resistive chip positioned on the shielding base part and including a magneto-resistive cell array; an internal connection part electrically connecting the magneto-resistive chip to the circuit board; an encapsulation part encapsulating the magneto-resistive chip on the circuit board, and having an upper surface that is higher than an upper surface of the magneto-resistive chip; and a shielding cover positioned on the shielding intermediate part, and on the encapsulation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-gwon Jang, Baik-woo Lee, Young-jae Kim
  • Patent number: 9989821
    Abstract: A display substrate structure includes a substrate, at least one chip, and a plurality of conductive lines. A display region and a periphery region are defined on the substrate. The periphery region is disposed around the display region, and the chip is disposed in the periphery region. The conductive lines are disposed in the periphery region and at least between the chip and the display region. Each conductive line has a fan-out portion and at least one adjustment portion. Each adjustment portion is electrically connected to the fan-out portion of the same conductive line. The adjustment portion of each conductive line has a winding wire, and at least one of the adjustment portions of the conductive lines has a straight wire, which is electrically connected to and at least partially overlaps the winding wire of the same conductive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Keng-Chuan Cheng, Chien-Hao Fu, Chien-Ju Lin
  • Patent number: 9980778
    Abstract: One RFID equipped instrument includes an elongate body with a plurality of uniquely identified radio frequency identification chips spaced along the length of the elongate body. One system used for determining the position of an instrument includes an instrument; a plurality of radio frequency identification chips attached to the instrument; a reader connected to an antenna and adapted to communicate with each radio frequency identification chip using the antenna. One method for determining the position of an instrument using radio frequency identification chips includes providing a radio frequency identification chip reader and antenna; providing an instrument having a longitudinal axis and comprising a plurality of radio frequency identification chips placed along the longitudinal axis; moving the instrument relative to the antenna; and using information about a radio frequency identification chip detected by the antenna to determine the position of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Ohline, Katherine Whitin, Amir Belson, Christopher D. Justice
  • Patent number: 9941618
    Abstract: Having an advantage in user convenience, an electrical connector for connecting with an electrical cable under a do-it-yourself scenario is provided, where the cable has a knot at a cable end. The connector comprises a connector body and a cover. The connector body has an internal space for housing the knot, an opening for allowing the cable end to access the internal space, and an outlet for allowing the cable to run from the internal space to outside the connector body. The cover has a top plate for covering the opening. In particular, the cover includes two wings protruded from the top plate collectively for claiming the knot to secure the knot inside the internal space. A separation of the two wings is advantageously selected to be 2 times to 3 times of a cross-sectional width of the outlet for producing a clamping effect on the knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Kung Chan
  • Patent number: 9692171
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a connector housing. The connector housing includes: a terminal housing part for housing a terminal; a core-wire housing part which is provided continuously to the terminal housing part and houses a core wire part of an electric wire; and a covered end insertion part into which a covered end of the electric wire is inserted. The covered end insertion part is provided with a waterproof partition wall, so that respective interiors of the core-wire housing part and the terminal housing part are kept in a waterproof state. The core-wire housing part is provided, around the core wire part, with a hollow part which allows the core wire part of an end of the electric wire to move freely within the core-wire housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Suzuki, Satoshi Nakai
  • Patent number: 9633967
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor module that has high reliability of electric connection by a solder and is inexpensive. A joint surface of an electrode jointing portion that is opposed to a surface to be jointed of a gate electrode of a bare-chip FET and a joint surface of a substrate jointing portion that is opposed to a surface to be jointed of another wiring pattern include an outgas releasing mechanism that makes outgas generated from a molten solder during solder jointing of a metal plate connector be released from solders interposed between the joint surfaces and the surfaces to be jointed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Sunaga, Noboru Kaneko, Osamu Miyoshi, Ryoichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9595651
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electronic component package comprises: (i) preparing a metal foil having opposed principal surface “A” for placement of an electronic component and principal surface “B”, and a through-hole located in an electronic component-placement region of surface “A”; (ii) placing the electronic component on the metal foil such that the electronic component is positioned in the electronic component-placement region, and an opening of the through-hole is capped with an electrode of the electronic component; (iii) forming a sealing resin layer on surface “A” such that the electronic component is covered with the sealing resin layer; and (iv) forming a metal plating layer on surface “B”. A dry plating process and a wet plating process are performed to form the metal plating layer in step (iv) such that the through-hole is filled with the metal plating layer, and the metal foil and the metal plating layer are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Yamashita, Seiichi Nakatani, Koji Kawakita, Susumu Sawada
  • Patent number: 9516770
    Abstract: An electronic component housing container includes a container body housing an electronic component inside a cavity constituted by a bottom plate and a side wall which surrounds a center region of the bottom plate, and an input-output terminal. The input-output terminal includes an insulation member, a pin terminal, and a ring-like member. The insulation member is bonded to a periphery of an opening of a through hole provided in the side wall so as to close the through hole. The pin terminal has a flange portion protruding from an outer peripheral surface thereof, and is pierced through the insulation member. The flange portion is bonded to the insulation member. The ring-like member is bonded to the outer peripheral surface of the pin terminal and to the insulation member, on an opposite side to a surface of the insulation member to which the flange portion is bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kanchiku
  • Patent number: 9502619
    Abstract: A light emitting device has a base body equipped with a base material and a pair of connection terminals disposed from a first main face to a second main face that is on the opposite side from the first main face; a light emitting element connected to the connection terminals on the first main face; and a light reflecting member that covers the side faces of the light emitting element, the base material having a protruding component on the second main face, and the connection terminals being disposed on the first main face from the second main face on both sides of the protruding component, and being partly exposed from the light reflecting member on both sides of the first main face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroto Tamaki, Takuya Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9398725
    Abstract: A terminal box includes a box body, a plurality of terminal strips connected to a solar cell module; and a diode disposed between the adjacent terminal strips. The box body has a bottom wall coming into contact with a back surface of the solar cell module, and a top wall facing the bottom wall. The terminal strips are disposed in an inner surface of the top wall, and the bottom wall has an opening to expose the terminal strips to the outside as viewed from the bottom. The terminal strips are covered with a molded element from a side of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9331466
    Abstract: A protective device for an electric power adapter/charger includes a trumpet-shaped support member having an inner passage along a longitudinal axis for receiving and supporting a cable of the adapter/charger to prevent bending the cable at sharp angles and an enclosure for enclosing at least a portion of the support member and at least a portion of a body of the adapter/charger to secure to the support member to the adapter/charger. The support member includes first and second portions connectable about a parting plane containing the longitudinal axis so that the support member can be laterally connected about the cable. The enclosure includes first and second portions connectable about a parting plane containing the longitudinal axis so that the enclosure can be secured about the body of the adapter/charger and clamping the first and second portions of the support member together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Juiceboxx Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Scherpenberg, Lucas Williamson, Andrew Lien
  • Patent number: 9307647
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base body, which has a top side and also an underside lying opposite the top side. The base body has connection locations at its underside. An electronic component is arranged at the base body at the top side of the base body. The base body has at least one side area having at least one point of inspection having a first region and second region. The second region is embodied as an indentation in the first region. The first and the second region contain different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Zitzlsperger, Stefan Groetsch
  • Patent number: 8993900
    Abstract: A solar cell module terminal to be electrically connected to an electrode portion provided on a back face of a solar cell module for outputting an electric current generated by a solar cell to the outside. The terminal includes a terminal body, a fixing portion to be fixed to the electrode portion, and a deforming portion provided between the terminal body and the fixing portion for allowing the terminal body and the fixing portion to be movable relative to each other along an anticipated direction of displacement of the electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Masakazu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8981238
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base body, which has a top side and also an underside lying opposite the top side. The base body has connection locations at its underside. An electronic component is arranged at the base body at the top side of the base body. The base body has at least one side area having at least one point of inspection having a first region and second region. The second region is embodied as an indentation in the first region. The first and the second region contain different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Osram Opto Semiconductor GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Zitzlsperger, Stefan Grötsch
  • Publication number: 20140285975
    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: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Dean Solon
  • Patent number: 8841563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a split conduit for separating line and low voltage wiring, wherein two wire or cable types are supported and do not interfere with one another along the conduit length. The conduit includes a rounded outer wall forming an enclosed cross section, wherein a partition is provided within the interior of the conduit that runs along its length to create a first and second pathway. The outer surface of the conduit is discretely marked based on line or low voltage, allowing a user to distinguish what wire type is in each pathway and to locate the partition without inspecting the wires or looking into the interior of the conduit. The split conduit is adapted to be connected to a split meter socket box having a divider for separating connection types, wherein wires from corresponding conduit chambers can be oriented appropriately to establish electrical connectivity within the meter box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan O'Neil
  • Publication number: 20140262490
    Abstract: A terminal assembly for use with an electronic device may include a first portion for secure a wire and a second portion for receiving a pin of an electronic device. The first portion and the second portion may be configured to electrically connect the pin to the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Petr Adamik, Josef Novotny, Eugene J. Takach, Eric Barton, Tarik Khoury, Reed Bisson
  • Patent number: 8796562
    Abstract: A combiner box includes a combiner module and an electrical connector unit disposed in a casing. The combiner module includes an insulating board, and plural first and second input electrodes disposed on opposite surfaces of the insulating board along a first direction and corresponding respectively to plural first and second input sockets of the casing. The second input sockets are disposed below and alternatingly arranged with the first input sockets along the first direction. The electrical connector unit includes plural first and second input terminals disposed in the first and second input sockets and electrically connected to the first and second input electrodes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Chi-Jen Yang
  • Publication number: 20140158421
    Abstract: An electronic circuit (200, 300, 400, 500) which comprises a flat circuit board with a layer of a non-conducting material with opposing first and second main surfaces, with a central ground pad arranged on a part of the first main surface and a ground plane arranged on the second main surface which protrudes beyond the central ground pad. There is a flat no leads package (100) arranged on the central ground pad. The flat no leads package (100) comprises a central plate (105) with protrusions (110, 120, 130, 140) which protrude beyond the central ground pad and overlap the ground plane (210). The electronic circuit (200, 300, 400, 500) comprises a grounding network (235, 240, 245, 230; 405, 435; 535, 545) connected to the ground plane (213) and to at least one protrusion (110, 120, 130, 140), thereby connecting the at least one protrusion (110, 120, 130, 140) electrically to the ground plane (210).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Ola Tageman
  • Publication number: 20140148062
    Abstract: A retainer is provided to retain an electrically conductive terminal within a receptacle. The retainer has a longitudinal body sized to be received by the receptacle and engage the terminal to retain the terminal within the receptacle. The body has an aperture formed therethrough sized to receive a pin through the aperture to contact the terminal. A shoulder extends transversely from the body to engage a distal end of the receptacle and position the body relative to the receptacle. A fastener extends longitudinally from the shoulder and is spaced apart from the body to fasten the retainer to the receptacle. A receptacle assembly is provided with a barb formed externally on a body. An electrically conductive terminal is received within the receptacle assembly. A retainer is provided on an opening of the receptacle to retain the terminal therein in engagement with the barb to fasten the retainer to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allen Leo Mott, Michael Glick, Slobodan Pavlovic
  • Patent number: 8737042
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal box for a solar cell module that has excellent heat radiation. The terminal box (10) is provided with multiple terminal boards (21), a reverse load bypass diode (22) that is connected to two corresponding terminal boards (21), a primary resin layer (23) that is attached to the diode (22) and covers the area around the diode (22), and a secondary resin layer (41) that is made from a resin different to that of the primary resin layer (23) and is adhered to parts other than the diode (22) and does not cover the area around the diode (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Makoto Higashikozono
  • Publication number: 20140090865
    Abstract: An electrical junction box with a built-in isolation transformer is provided. The junction box comprises an interior base portion having at least one opening, a transformer secured to the interior base portion and in electrical communication with low-voltage and high-voltage terminals, a cover configured to attach to a junction box base plate and housing the interior base portion and the transformer, and a gasket providing a watertight seal between the cover and the junction box base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Carter, Gregory Fournier
  • Publication number: 20140069710
    Abstract: Docking stations having a connector with a compliance mechanism to provide improved durability and flexibility are provided herein. The compliance mechanism may be attached to a connector in a base of a docking station and may include any or all of a flexure, a torsion bar, damping members, a compressive foam member, and an engineered base plate. The compliance mechanism may be configured to provide sufficient rigidity to the connector to support a portable device when mounted on the connector within the dock in an upright position, sufficient flexibility to allow angular displacement of a mounted portable device, and sufficient elasticity to provide a resilient biasing force to return the connector and a mounted portable device from a displaced position to the upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Webb, Ian P. Colahan, Paul J. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140054084
    Abstract: A case for housing and protecting an electronic device against moisture damage and contaminants is disclosed. The case comprises a first member having a first plainer section and a first perimetric wall formed thereon, and a second member having a second planer section and a second perimetric wall formed thereon. The first perimetric wall and the second perimetric wall are engaged forming an overlap and a sealing structure for a watertight seal. The sealing structure includes a mated ring and a ridge-to-groove interlock. The case further comprises a plurality interface feature accesses, including an optical access, an audio access, a button, and at least one open access for electrical connection. The case provides a cover with a plug adapted to cover up the open electrical connection access to form a watertight seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yichuan Pan
  • Publication number: 20140041931
    Abstract: The electric ceramic component has a main part (9) made of a dielectric material, an active region (3) being disposed in said main part. At least one outer contact (1, 1?) is arranged on the main part. A feed line region (2, 2?) connects the outer contact to the active region. An electrode (4, 4?, 5, 5?6, 6?) is arranged in the main part so as to adjoin the feed line region and is connected to the outer contact in an electrically conductive manner but not to the active region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Thomas Feichtinger, Georg Krenn, Jerzy Kudlaty
  • Publication number: 20140041930
    Abstract: One aspect of an electronic component is an electronic component comprising an element body having a mounting surface and a plurality of side faces, the electronic component further comprising a first terminal electrode formed on the mounting surface and one of the plurality of side faces, a second terminal electrode formed on the mounting surface and another side face in the plurality of side faces, a metal film disposed on a surface of a mounting part of the first and second terminal electrodes formed on the mounting surface, and an oxide film covering at least a part of surfaces of side face parts of the first and second terminal electrodes formed on the side faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Miyuki YANAGIDA, Hisayuki ABE
  • Patent number: 8633408
    Abstract: A miniature housing, in whose housing body there is located an element emitting or receiving electromagnetic radiation, comprises at least two electrical terminal means projecting laterally beyond the housing body. The passage side of the miniature housing, through which the element emits or receives, is oriented substantially perpendicularly to the mounting plane of the miniature housing. The electrical terminal means of the miniature housing projecting laterally beyond the housing body are connected electrically conductively to conductors, which bring about direct contacting with the emitting or receiving element. The contacting faces of the terminal means are thus arranged substantially perpendicular to the passage side of the miniature housing. As a result of this arrangement the miniature housing may be embedded at least in part in a support, such that the miniature housing is no longer of any significance to the thickness of a lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Charles Lee, Feng Sheng, Jenny Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140002972
    Abstract: A housing assembly includes a housing and a bumper insert. A jack socket hole is defined in the housing. The bumper insert is made of plastic material, and inserted in the jack socket hole to protect the jack socket hole. A connecting hole is defined through a mounting portion of the bumper insert. The disclosure also provides an electronic device using the housing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JU-PING DUAN, MING-FU LUO, FA-GUANG SHI
  • Publication number: 20130319754
    Abstract: A terminal holding part of a terminal protection cover includes a pair of lateral shaking-preventing wall parts which stands from a terminal-attachment surface of the terminal protection cover, and has surfaces facing lateral end edge surfaces, respectively, of the bent plate-type terminal which is held therein. The terminal holding part further includes a first vertical shaking-preventing wall part and a second vertical shaking-preventing wall part provided at a position upwards from the first vertical shaking-preventing wall part. The second vertical shaking-preventing wall part has a surface which is on the same side as the tip end edge surface of the lateral shaking-preventing wall part, and which is formed to be recessed relative to the tip end edge surface at a certain position at least upwards from an end edge surface of the second vertical shaking-preventing wall part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Masahiro MAKINO, Takanori KAWAI, Yoshiyuki ISHIHARA
  • Patent number: 8598471
    Abstract: There is provided an electric storage device having a novel fastening structure of a plastic member which can reduce cost with a simple configuration. An electric storage device according to this invention includes an electrode assembly, a case housing the electrode assembly, a plastic member arranged at an outer surface of the case, the plastic member having a joining surface facing the outer surface of the case, and an external terminal supported by the plastic member and electrically connected to the electrode assembly. The plastic member is a synthetic resin containing an inorganic fiber and is bonded to the outer surface of the case with the inorganic fiber exposed at the joining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: GS Yuasa International Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Okamoto, Shinsuke Yoshitake, Jun Nakamura, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Nobuyuki Naganawa
  • Publication number: 20130306367
    Abstract: An electronic device has a package and a piezoelectric element accommodated in an accommodating space formed inside the package. The package has a frame-like metallization layer bonding a base substrate and a lid together and electrodes formed on and in the base substrate and electrically connected with the piezoelectric element. The metallization layer is insulated from the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130286566
    Abstract: A base body includes a fiducial stage part provided with an inner terminal group, and an upper stage part located at a side of an outer edge of a package with respect to the fiducial stage part and protruding with respect to the fiducial stage part through a step part. A frame body is bonded to the upper stage part, and an inner edge of the frame body is located at the side of the outer edge of the package with respect to the step part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Tsuduki, Takanori Suzuki, Tadashi Kosaka, Yasuhiro Matsuki, Shin Hasegawa, Fujio Ito, Hisatane Komori, Yasushi Kurihara
  • Publication number: 20130264111
    Abstract: A shelter for protecting a portable electrical inlet/outlet (PEIO) includes a base and a cover. In some examples, the base includes a platform to support a body of the PEIO, and the platform is configured to segregate the PEIO body from water that may accumulate. In some examples, the cover configured to mate with the base to substantially enclose the platform. Upon being inserted into the shelter, the PEIO may be protected from unwanted elements, such as rain, snow, unintended contact by humans or animals, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Frederick Alan Dahl, James Jerome Koberg, Brian Allen Amacher
  • Patent number: 8536465
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochemical device compatible with high-temperature reflow soldering using a lead-free solder. An electrical double layer capacitor 10-1 includes a package 14 that is constructed with a film or films and has sealed parts 14a1 to 14a3 formed by sealing parts, in which films are superimposed on each other, by, for example, heat sealing. The entireties of the sealed parts 14a1 to 14a3 of the package 14 are covered in a close-contact state with a support 16 that has higher rigidity than the film(s) constructing the package 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Naoto Hagiwara, Katsuei Ishida, Kazushi Yawata, Motoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8502089
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrical connection between a rigid printed circuit board and a metallic contact partner, includes preparing the rigid printed circuit board having at least one copper layer and at least one prepreg layer, bringing the metallic contact partner and the printed circuit board together in such a way that the metallic contact partner is brought into contact with a contact pad on the copper layer of the printed circuit board, forming a cutout in the printed circuit board by removing the prepreg layer in at least one partial region of the contact pad, and irradiating with laser light to form a weld connection between the contact partner and the contact pad. A configuration of a rigid printed circuit board, a metallic contact partner and an electrical connection point, as well as a module having such a configuration, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Loibl, Hermann-Josef Robin, Karl Smirra
  • Patent number: 8481868
    Abstract: A junction box for electrically connecting insulated conductors of a first cable to corresponding insulated conductors of a second cable, including a terminal housing; a plurality of electrically conductive contacts extending through the terminal housing, each contact of said contacts including first and second insulation displacement contacts (IDCs) opening into respective first and second sides of the terminal housing; and first and second lid members operatively coupled to the terminal housing so that relative movement between the terminal housing and the lid members urges insulated conductors interposed therebetween into corresponding IDCs for electric connection to the contacts, wherein said relative movement electrically connects the insulated conductors of the first cable on the first side of said sides of the terminal housing to corresponding insulated conductors of the second cable on the second side of said sides of the terminal housing via the IDCs of common contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Wayne William Dennes, Malcolm Bruce Brear
  • Patent number: 8440918
    Abstract: An assembly includes at least one electronic component, a bus bar electrically connected to the electronic component and having a connection portion, a case receiving both the electronic component and the bus bar and having first and second openings, and a drop prevention member having a drop prevention wall. The connection portion of the bus bar is to be connected with a terminal of an external connector by engaging a first engaging member to be placed inside the case through the first opening and a second engaging member provided in the external connector. In the assembly, there is defined, by the drop prevention wall, the connection portion of the bus bar, and part of the external connector, a confinement space for confining the first engaging member and thereby preventing it from dropping outside the confinement space during establishment of the engagement between the first and second engaging members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kazurou Matsumoto, Akira Nakasaka
  • Patent number: 8395061
    Abstract: A new electrical junction box in which even if a plurality of bolts are connected to external electrical cables, an external electrical power supply cable from a jump starter can be surely connected to a target connecting bolt, thereby avoiding a problem of an error in coupling by a simple structure. A coupling error check wall is provided around an alternator connecting bolt. An alligator clip for jump starting is prevented to be connected to the alternator connecting bolt. The alligator clip for jump starting is permitted to be connected to a battery connecting bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Asao
  • Publication number: 20130048366
    Abstract: Disclosed is a split conduit for separating line and low voltage wiring, wherein two wire or cable types are supported and do not interfere with one another along the conduit length. The conduit comprises a rounded outer wall forming an enclosed cross section, wherein a partition is provided within the interior of the conduit that runs along its length to create a first and second pathway. The outer surface of the conduit is discretely marked based on line or low voltage, allowing a user to distinguish what wire type is in each pathway and to locate the partition without inspecting the wires or looking into the interior of the conduit. The split conduit is adapted to be connected to a split meter socket box having a divider for separating connection types, wherein wires from corresponding conduit chambers can be oriented appropriately to establish electrical connectivity within the meter box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Ryan O'Neil
  • Patent number: 8383934
    Abstract: An electrical junction box having a in which a plurality of connecting bolts are juxtaposed on a bolt support section and that exerts excellent strength to realize a reinforcing structure without interfering with mounting of a connecting plate onto the connecting bolts. Inserting slits are provided in a peripheral wall and a proximal end of a partition wall. A connecting plate is previously disposed through the slits on one surface of a bolt support section. A plurality of connecting bolts are attached to the bolt support section so that the bolt support section bridges the plural connecting bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Asao
  • Publication number: 20130037318
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with housing components that have improved aesthetics. One or more holes may be formed through a portion of the housing and then the housing portion may be anodized. The anodization process may increase or decrease the geometries of each hole. The holes may be formed through the housing portion from a cosmetic side of the housing portion to an interior side of the housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Way Chet Lim
  • Patent number: 8365936
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure that includes a sidewall, a back and a top, defining an interior. The top of the enclosure is adapted to open and provide access to the interior. The enclosure includes a backplane mounted to the interior of the enclosure. The backplane has an upstanding leg on which in interior swing panel door is hingedly attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher E Cox
  • Publication number: 20130000972
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal box for a solar cell module that has excellent heat radiation. The terminal box (10) is provided with multiple terminal boards (21), a reverse load bypass diode (22) that is connected to two corresponding terminal boards (21), a primary resin layer (23) that is attached to the diode (22) and covers the area around the diode (22), and a secondary resin layer (41) that is made from a resin different to that of the primary resin layer (23) and is adhered to parts other than the diode (22) and does not cover the area around the diode (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, Makoto Higashikozono
  • Patent number: 8242361
    Abstract: A tuner housing according to the invention comprises a support for carrying electronic equipment and at least one cover part which is attached to the support. The support comprises at least one ground lug which extends through a hole of the cover part. The cover part is provided with a projection which projects into the hole and contacts the ground lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Kim Suan Pang, Lye Yoong Lum, Kok Keen Leong