Electrical Housing Patents (Class 220/4.02)
  • Patent number: 10303220
    Abstract: A portable computing system includes a transit case for providing structure for the mobile computing system, and has a power supply for providing power to the portable computing system. The portable computing system further includes a slidably removable sled disposed inside the transit case, configured to hold a plurality of computing components and to enable access to the plurality of computing components. The slidable removable sled includes a top chamber configured to hold a first type of computing device; a bottom chamber configured to hold a second type of computing device; and a floor disposed between the top chamber and a bottom chamber. The portable computing system further includes a switch, disposed in the bottom chamber, to provide computer networking and communications functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Murray, Mark Ryan, Enda Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10290926
    Abstract: Two shot knuckles include a first shot component and a second shot component. Both shot components are composed of different dielectric materials, where the first shot is composed of a relatively high strength structural material and the second is composed of a cosmetic material. The first shot component can physically couple two conductive sections together by interfacing with a coupling structure of that section. The first shot component includes second shot retaining regions and a cosmetic region. The second shot component occupies the cosmetic region and anchors itself to the first shot component using the second shot retaining regions. The second shot may be the only part of the two-shot knuckle visible to a user of an electronic device and can exhibit any desired color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel William Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10244645
    Abstract: An electronic control unit having a sealed housing including a main body and a cover fixed to one another and a sealing element in contact with one and/or the other of the main body and the cover. The control unit also includes a circuit board arrangement in the housing which a circuit board is located. In addition, the control unit also includes at least one housing stabilizing element in contact with the circuit board arrangement and one or the other of the main body and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Alan Kang, Thomas Riepl, Marius Tarnovetchi
  • Patent number: 10154600
    Abstract: A cover locking structure includes a covered body and a cover. The covered body includes a locked surface part which is parallel to a covered surface. The cover includes an operation part and a lock piece having a locking surface part to be locked with the locked surface part. The lock piece has a taper part formed by notching an operation part side of an edge part gradually larger toward the operation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Makoto Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10148307
    Abstract: An electronic device protection apparatus conformal with an electronic device, the electronic device protection apparatus including a retaining sheath having a base section disposed so as to cover the rear of the electronic device and a ring section, including an inner channel, forming a perimeter around and receiving the exterior edge of the electronic device into the inner channel; and at least one fingerswipe indentation disposed on the ring section, wherein the at least one fingerswipe indentation is configured to interface with a touch-sensitive display region of the electronic device so as to effect off-screen swiping functionality of a graphical user interface of the touch-sensitive display region of the electronic device retained in the electronic device protection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BobjGear, LLC
    Inventor: Robert James Shannon, III
  • Patent number: 10138665
    Abstract: An enclosure assembly with concealed hinge system comprises a quadrilateral cabinet and a cover that is configured to swivel along a sidewall of the quadrilateral cabinet. The swiveling action of the cover with respect to the quadrilateral cabinet is enabled by the use of a first pair of hinges and at least one second hinge. The first pair of hinges is welded onto the corners of the sidewall, and the at least one second hinge is welded onto the sidewall between the first pair of hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC
    Inventors: Rehanul Hasan, Neil Andrew Baird, Amit Shirish Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10104792
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying a layer of a plastics material containing conductive fibers. The method includes electrophoretically depositing a bead of a polymer material at locations of a surface of the layer where the conductive fibers are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yu-Chuan (Tony) Kang, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 10064297
    Abstract: An electronic control unit includes a substrate, a first cover, and a second cover. An electronic component is mounted on the substrate. The first cover is disposed to be opposed to one surface of the substrate and includes a first sidewall part extending in a direction perpendicular to the substrate, and claw part(s) projecting laterally from the first sidewall part. The second cover is disposed to be opposed to the other surface of the substrate and includes a second sidewall part, and groove part(s). The second sidewall part faces the first sidewall part. The groove part(s) is formed at the second sidewall part such that a shape of each of the groove part(s) when viewed from the direction perpendicular to the substrate is a recessed shape in conformity with a projecting shape of a corresponding claw part. Each groove part is fitted to a corresponding claw part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Tomoki Hanada, Ryo Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Ibaraki
  • Patent number: 9945540
    Abstract: An LED wall lamp, comprising a radiating metal shell; the radiating metal shell comprises an upper cover for installing a light source module and a lower cover for installing a power module; one side of the upper cover rotationally connects to one side of the lower cover in cooperation with a rotating shaft with a boss through a side slot for locating; the other side of the upper cover connects to the other side of the lower cover in a fastening manner through a screw structure. The LED wall lamp with an outer radiating shell of simpler connection structure, thus, no secondary possessing is needed and the assembly efficiency is higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Mester LED Limited
    Inventors: Shuqiong Zheng, Ping Li, Chunjiang Shuai
  • Patent number: 9880590
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, Kevin D. Gibbs, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus
  • Patent number: 9871353
    Abstract: A base assembly for the rack of a switchgear cabinet, comprising horizontal frame profiles which have the height h and which surround a base section of the rack, wherein at the height h, the frame profiles have a first horizontal mounting plane, is characterized in that, spaced from the first horizontal mounting plane, at least one additional mounting plane is provided, on or adjoining a fixed support which is formed at least sectionally on one or more of the frame profiles and projects into the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Boehme, Daniel Brueck, Wolfgang Reuter, Timo Schindler
  • Patent number: 9748997
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and a base plate. The housing includes a frame. The frame includes a first end portion having a first inner surface and a second end portion connected to the first end portion to form the closed frame. The second end portion has a second inner surface. The base plate is fixedly connected to the frame. One of the first inner surface and the base plate includes a first protrusion, and the other of the first protrusion and the base plate defines a first latching slot; the first protrusion receives in the first latching slot. One of the second inner surface and the base plate includes a second protrusion, and the other of the second inner surface and the base plate defines a second latching slot, the second protrusion receives in the second latching slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Jian-Jun Yang, Yan-Min Wang, Lei Wang, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 9698851
    Abstract: A holder for a housing of an electronic device includes an extruded metal portion adapted to receive the housing and a securement element that is either mounted to the extruded metal portion or integral with the extruded metal portion. The securement element is adapted to secure the housing in the extruded metal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: HeartWare, Inc.
    Inventor: Lance Lynn Andrus
  • Patent number: 9640020
    Abstract: An electronic gaming cabinet for electronic gaming components with: a main structural frame having a top, bottom, two opposed sides, a back, an open front and internal volume; a front cover frame hinge on one opposed side; the front cover frame having three openings, one for a top video display, one for a bottom video display and one for a player input panel, and the front cover frame freely opening from its closed position; the internal volume having a first support for the top video display that allows slideable insertion and removal of the top video display monitor, and a second support for the bottom video display allowing slideable insertion and removal of the bottom video display monitor; and the internal volume having a processor supporting structure located lower within the internal volume than the top video display and at an equal or lower height than the bottom video display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Benny Sum
  • Patent number: 9617678
    Abstract: A housing for receiving an impeller is provided. The housing includes a transition duct that extends between a volute of the housing and an exhaust exit of the housing. The transition duct defines a bend between the volute of the housing and the exhaust exit of the housing. Cross-sections of the transition duct upstream and downstream of the transition duct define a substantially rectilinear shape. A related dryer appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiquan Yu, Joseph Lee McLain, Christopher Edward O'Malley
  • Patent number: 9585262
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a set top box enclosure having a chassis and a cover. The chassis also includes a mounting clip that facilitates the coupling of the cover to the chassis. The mounting clip includes an engagement structure on the cover that engages with a mating receiving structure located along an edge of the chassis. The mounting clip attaches a side of the cover with a side of the chassis of the set top box enclosure together and facilitates tool less engagement and disengagement of that side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven A. Nedved, Jason Matthew Fruh
  • Patent number: 9578783
    Abstract: A passive cooling arrangement for an electronic housing assembly is provided. The assembly includes a frame disposed in the housing assembly; a circuit board supported in the frame; a heat generating component disposed on the circuit board; and a heat sink configured with a substantially flat peripheral portion and a depression portion. The substantially flat peripheral portion faces and is nearly coextensive with an outer wall of said housing assembly, and the depression portion is in thermal engagement with the heat generating component on the circuit board. The frame includes a base having embosses which support the circuit board in a position enabling thermal engagement of the heat generating component and the depression portion of the heat sink. The outer wall of the housing assembly is preferably unvented and the housing assembly is preferably oriented in use with the outer wall facing upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Darin Bradley Ritter, Mickey Jay Hunt, Mark William Gysin
  • Patent number: 9575518
    Abstract: A housing of a computer includes a cover, a body, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is mounted on the cover. The locking mechanism includes a handle and a sliding plate. The handle is configured to rotate between a first position and a second position relative to the cover. The handle is configured to push the sliding plate. When the handle is in the first position, the sliding plate is engaged with the cover and the body to fix the cover to the body. When the handle is in the second position, the sliding plate is away from the body and the cover is unlocked from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Chao Geng, Chuan Lin
  • Patent number: 9541967
    Abstract: A hard disk includes a first cover member including a first cover plate and a pair of first lateral walls extended from edges of thereof, each of the first lateral wall is formed with a support piece and a latch hook respectively protruded towards inward, the support piece and the latch hook are not arranged at same horizontal level in a direction perpendicular to the first cover plate; a second cover member, disposed at the outer side of the first cover member and engaged with the first cover member; and a storage module, accommodated inside the first cover member and including a circuit board having edges thereof clamped between distal ends of the latch hooks and the support pieces. Accordingly, the assembly can be easily achieved through fastening the storage module in the first cover member then sleeving the first cover member and the second cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CompTake Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Hau Chen, Tung-Lin Liu
  • Patent number: 9545019
    Abstract: There is provided a housing including a first housing part including a first side wall, and a second housing part including a second side wall. The first side wall includes a first protruding part on an inner circumferential surface. The second side wall includes, on an outer circumferential surface, a first concave part into which the first protruding part is fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Masayuki Ishikura
  • Patent number: 9529394
    Abstract: An electronic device enclosure which is fireproof and shielded against electromagnetic radiation includes a base plate, a front plate, a rear plate, a first plate, a second plate, a case configured to be secured on the base plate, and a protective film of aluminum. The case can be opened and closed like the lid of a box and the base plate, the first side plate, the second plate, and the case are made of non-metallic material. The front plate and the rear plate are made of metal. The protective film is attached to the surfaces of the base plate, the first side plate, the second plate, and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Yu-Ming Xiao, Liang-Chin Wang, Chiang-Jen Chung, Zan Li
  • Patent number: 9485880
    Abstract: An electric device for an electric vehicle is provided. The electric device includes a lower case, an upper case coupled to an upper portion of the lower case, a first printed circuit board (PCB) fixed to the lower case and comprising a first connector, and a second PCB fixed to the upper case and comprising a second connector. The first connector and the second connector are vertically disposed to correspond to each other, and the first connector is coupled to the second connector by coupling the lower case to the upper case to connect the first PCB to the second PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han Uk Jeong
  • Patent number: 9467788
    Abstract: A frame is provided for the hearing device, which frame is constructed in such a way that it holds all of the internal components. The shells or the battery compartment are secured to the frame. Thereby, a conversion of a hearing device by the ordinary acoustician is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Sivantos GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Lommel, Josef Ruppert
  • Patent number: 9442536
    Abstract: A computer case includes a chassis and at least one side plate. The chassis includes a base plate, an upper frame corresponding to the base plate, and two side frames connected to the base plate and the upper frame. Each of the side frames forms an opening. The base plate includes a hook portion bent inwardly adjacent to one side of the opening. At least one side plate is assembled to one of the two side frames and covers the opening. The at least one side plate includes a clasp member disposed protrudingly. The clasp member is movable with respect to the hook portion and engages with the hook portion, thereby allowing the other end of the at least one side plate, opposite to the clasp member, to open to form an open angle with respect to the upper frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Chia-Hsiang Chi, Yu-Qing Lyu
  • Patent number: 9371153
    Abstract: A container made of an elastomer such as silicone with an integrated leak resistant seal. The seal incorporates press-fit elements with sizes and shapes sufficient to provide a strong seal that resists leakage of liquids from inside the container. The seal is integrated into the container and requires no external clips or clasps. Additional features are provided to facilitate opening such as extended flaps for pulling the sides open, and asymmetric cavities for press-fit elements to reduce the initial opening force. The container itself may be of asymmetrical shape, such as trapezoidal, to provide a wide opening along with a strong seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MODERN TWIST, INC.
    Inventors: Katousha Ghaemi Nouri, Paul Maguire
  • Patent number: 9370823
    Abstract: A metallic housing of an electronic device, includes a metallic outer frame and an inner structural member. The metallic outer frame comprises a plurality of latching portions protruding, and a plurality of latching grooves. The inner structural member is made from metal-alloy and embedded in the outer frame by die-casting. The inner structural member comprises a peripheral sidewall, a plurality of engaging portions, and a plurality of matching portions. The plurality of engaging portions and the plurality of matching portions protrude from the peripheral sidewall outwardly. Each latching portion comprises at least two parallel latching ribs, and forms a receiving groove between two adjacent latching ribs. The plurality of engaging portions is respectively embedded in the plurality of receiving grooves, and the plurality of matching portions is respectively embedded in the plurality of latching grooves. The present disclosure further provides a manufacturing method for the metallic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cai-Hua Wang, Yue-Jian Li, Chen-Shen Lin, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Chun-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 9345164
    Abstract: A electronic device includes a chassis, a panel, a cover and a security structure. The panel covers a side of the chassis. The cover covers another side of the chassis. The security structure includes a locking component, a positioning component and a linking shaft. The locking component is disposed on the panel and interfered with the chassis to lock the panel. The positioning component is disposed on the cover and interfered with the chassis to position the cover. The linking shaft is disposed between the locking component and the positioning component and stops the positioning component from being separated from the chassis. When a position of the locking component is adjusted to release the interference between the locking component and the chassis, the linking shaft is driven by the locking component to release the positioning component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Lung Lin, Ta-Wei Chen, Yi-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 9319500
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display module, a first housing, and a second housing. The display module includes a display and a touch plate. The first housing includes a flange and a number of latching blocks. The second housing includes a resisting wall and a number of receiving grooves, and a projection is formed in each receiving groove. The flange of the first housing abuts against the resisting wall, each latching block is received in a corresponding receiving groove and is latched by the projection, the display 11 is received in the first housing, the touch plate is positioned on the display, and a peripheral edge of the touch plate is positioned on the flange and the projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Fu-Hsin Sung
  • Patent number: 9256252
    Abstract: A mobile device protecting structure includes a first frame having a first frame portion and a first guard plate, a second frame having a second frame portion and a fixing edge, and the second frame portion encircling the first frame portion, and a packing element disposed in the second frame portion and inserted into a packing slot formed at the exterior of the first frame portion, and a waterproof ring installed between the first and second frames and having an internal periphery. A mobile device is covered by the first and second frames, and a second guard plate is selectively packed between the internal periphery and the fixing edge or packed between the internal periphery and the mobile device depending on the thickness of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Po-Tsun Chao
  • Patent number: 9029715
    Abstract: In an aspect, a universal conduit body assembly comprises a universal conduit body having a first port attached thereto. The first port is sized and shaped to connect the conduit body with one or more conduits or plugs. A cavity is at least partially defined by the conduit body, and the cavity comprises at least two open sides and sufficient space for containment of one or more spliced wires within the conduit body. Two or more removable panels each sized and shaped to cover a portion of the universal conduit body and selectively attach to each of the at least two open sides of the cavity are provided. At least one of the two or more panels includes a second port sized and shaped to connect the panel with the one or more conduits or plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Edgar W. Maltby, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Patent number: 9004303
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing (1) for an electrical operating means such as a light, plug-in device, measuring instrument, switch, distributor, or the like, having at least one first and one second housing part (2,3) that can be assembled with one another in an explosion-proof fashion. Each housing part has one joining surface (4,5); when the housing parts are assembled, said joining surfaces are in contact with one another, forming a penetration-proof gap (6). In order to provide a novel structure of joining surfaces by means of which a corresponding penetration-proof gap is formed independently of the cross-sectional shape of the housing parts and to be able to substantially unite the advantages of both joining surfaces and the housing mentioned above, the joining surfaces run substantially perpendicular relative to the rest of the housing parts and surface profiles (7, 8) are formed in said joining surfaces, the penetration-proof gap being formed between said surface profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Crouse-Hinds GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schwarz, Reiner Naumann
  • Patent number: 8991645
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device including a hinged cover, which is pivotable about an axis of rotation out of a closed final position into an open final position, and a flexible element, which acts on the hinged cover with a force along a spring line of action. The flexible element is axially loaded in at least one final position of the cover and is loaded with transverse forces in bending or extension in at least one further position. In the open position of the cover, the spring line of action approaches the axis of rotation of the cover or lies substantially on the axis of rotation of the hinged cover, the spring line of action coincides with the axis of rotation of the cover such that the cover can be fixed in the open final position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hachadorian Design & Calculation GmbH
    Inventor: Gary Hachadorian
  • Patent number: 8985364
    Abstract: A self-supporting apparatus can be placed in an opening in an existing wall substrate. A frame assembly is configured with a perimeter that can be adjusted to correspond to the opening of the wall substrate. Opposing frame portions are movable in opposite directions with respect to each other to be expandable for contact with the opening. Each frame portion comprises a first side having a detent on one surface and a second side with at least one groove on a surface thereof. The surfaces of the opposing frame portions face each other. The detents and grooves are dimensioned to provide engagement, respectively, between grooves and dents of facing frame portion surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8962997
    Abstract: An electrical box suitable for safely and efficiently housing an electrical connection. The electrical box includes a bottom and a plurality of adjacent side walls, each side wall being at least partially joined to the bottom and to each adjacent side wall to form an open box. Each side wall has a top edge wherein the top edges define an open box perimeter. At least one side wall has at least one notch, the notch comprising deformable plastic members that can be biased in an open position to define a conductor opening to receive at least one of the electrical conductors. A top can be hingedly joined to one the top edges of one side wall and can be adapted to be moveable from an open position to a closed position. The conductor opening is at least partially defined by the top when the top is in the closed position, and the flexible flanges contact the conductors when the top is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond Leonard Conway, Roddy M. Bullock
  • Publication number: 20150014306
    Abstract: A mobile device case having an integrated latch. The mobile device case includes a first portion sized to at least partially retain a mobile device. The first portion includes side wall portions including at least one corner contiguous with the side wall portions. The at least one corner includes at least one first mating element. A second portion is matable to the first portion. The second portion includes at least one flap. Each flap includes a second mating element sized to mate with the first mating element. Each flap is disposed on an exterior portion of the at least corner when the first mating element is mated to the second mating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Fernando TAGES
  • Patent number: 8913395
    Abstract: This is directed to connecting two or more elements using an intermediate element constructed from a material that changes between states. An electronic device can include one or more components constructed by connecting several elements. To provide a connection having a reduced or small size or cross-section and construct a component having high tolerances, a material can be provided in a first state in which it flows between the elements before changing to a second state in which it adheres to the elements and provides a structurally sound connection. For example, a plastic can be molded between the elements. As another example, a composite material can be brazed between the elements. In some cases, internal surfaces of the elements can include one or more features for enhancing a bond between the elements and the material providing the interface between the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Myers, Mattia Pascolini, Richard Dinh, Trent Weber, Robert Schlub, Josh Nickel, Robert Hill, Nanbo Jin, Tang Tan
  • Patent number: 8908381
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device unit includes a first case and a second case that are formed in a shape of a box with one of respective surfaces thereof being opened and are formed to be a box body. The housing includes an insulating plate that extends from the opening part of the first case to a side of the second case and overlaps with a wall surface of the second case. An engaging convex part is formed on a surface where the insulating plate is overlapped and an engaging hole that engages with the engaging convex part to regulate separation of the first case and the second case is formed. The insulating plate is in a shape in which an edge of the insulating plate spreads with a predetermined width from an opening edge where the first case and the second case are butted and the engaging hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Miyazaki, Hirokazu Nomoto
  • Publication number: 20140347814
    Abstract: Mechanisms for the integration of the form and function of a drafting and note-taking tablet, a laptop computer, and a desktop computer with added enhancements for drop protection, portability, functionality, and ergonomics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph A. Zaloom
  • Patent number: 8887934
    Abstract: A side cover structure of an electric connecting box includes a connecting box main body, an upper cover, and a side cover covering a side opening at the connecting box main body. The side cover includes a vertical shaft through upper and lower supporters, and the connecting box main body includes a bearing. The shaft is engaged slidably and rotatably around the bearing. The bearing includes a stopper preventing the side cover from drawing out upwardly when the side cover in closed condition is moved upwardly, and a receiver supporting the side cover higher than that in closed condition when the side cover is moved upwardly and rotated toward a direction to open. The bearing includes curved upper and lower bearings, and the upper bearing has a top end portion, and a bottom end of the top end portion acts as the stopper to abut on the lower supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Akahori
  • Patent number: 8881928
    Abstract: Provided is a casing cover able to conform to the dimensional tolerance in a difference between levels of the casing. The casing cover has an upper level cover which covers two openings in the upper level of the casing and a lower level cover which covers an opening in a lower level of the casing. Furthermore, among the upper level cover and the lower level cover: one is formed with an insertion opening passing therethrough in the direction of the height of the difference in levels; and the other is provided with a guide fitting formed to a length in the direction of the height of the difference in levels, which is longer than the maximum allowable dimension of the height of the difference between levels plus a value, and inserted into the insertion opening. In addition, for purposes of preventing the guide fitting, which connects the upper level cover and the lower level cover, from slipping out of the insertion opening, a connection fitting is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Kenjiro Shiba
  • Patent number: 8881923
    Abstract: A container and a lid are connected together in a sealing arrangement. Opposed sides of the lid and container are connected together by side catches. Opposed ends of the container are connected together by end catches different from the side catches. Use of either of the catches effects the seal around the periphery of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Christopher Higginson
  • Patent number: 8851313
    Abstract: An electrical junction box configured to stably hold a cover member in a standby state in a first position apart from a connector-mounting section. The electrical junction box includes a cover member rotatably attached to a casing about rotary support axes, an engaging projection provided on the casing that engages the cover member to position the cover member in the first position, a guide projection provided on one of the casing and the cover member, and a pair of positioning walls provided on the other of the casing and the cover member, wherein the cover member is positioned with respect to the engaging projection in an axial direction of the rotary support axes when the pair of positioning wall portions pinch the guide projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukinori Kita
  • Patent number: 8842437
    Abstract: A combinational chassis featuring heat dissipation comprises a chassis body, a base plane shell, and a first side shell and a second side shell, of which the two sides connect to each other in the same direction of the base plane shell. A heat dissipation device comprises a plurality of heat-sink parts on the outside surface of chassis body. The heat-sink part comprises a raised portion integrally connected to the inside, and a joint portion connected to the outside. The raised portion integrally protrudes outwards from the outside surface. The joint portion geometrically protrudes from the raised portion. A wedge groove is formed near the joint portions where an inlet groove is formed. The inlet groove connects and communicates with the wedge groove. The chassis may be connected vertically in stack and/or connected horizontally for expansion to expand the computer system for preferably flexible application and optimal heat dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Lerng-Horng Chang
  • Patent number: 8827074
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a case for an electronic device. Other embodiments of related cases and methods of providing and using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Law, Oliver Duncan Seil, Juliana S. Hung
  • Patent number: 8820569
    Abstract: A fuel container includes a container body having a fuel discharge port and an interior spacing. A body of liquid fuel is filled in the interior spacing of the container body. Follower units are provided in the container body, in contact with at least a part of an end of the body of the liquid fuel. Solid follower auxiliary members are interposed between the follower units and the body of liquid fuel to be optically detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignees: Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunari Kabasawa, Yoshihisa Suda, Takahiro Osada, Kozi Nishimura, Toshimi Kamitani
  • Patent number: 8817471
    Abstract: A system for suppressing an overheat condition in an electrical housing includes an electrical housing that defines a housing area including one or more electrical devices; a suppression fluid container containing a suppression fluid; a valve configured to regulate the flow of the suppression fluid from the suppression fluid container to the housing area; at least one sensor configured to sense at least one of temperature and smoke; and a controller communicatively connected to the at least one sensor and the valve, the controller configured to receive signals from the at least one sensor indicating an overheat condition in the housing area; and in response to the received signals indicating the overheat condition in the housing area, control the valve to allow the suppression fluid to flow from the suppression fluid container into the housing area, in order to suppress the overheat condition in the housing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Kyle Steven Barna
  • Patent number: 8807364
    Abstract: There is provided a receptacle for a modular telematic unit. An exemplary receptacle comprises a body, at least one housing, and at least one solar panel. The body comprises at least two rails positioned opposite from each other. The housing is configured to be detachably slid into the rails. The solar panel is configured to be detachably slid into the rails. An outer surface of the solar panel, when slid into the rails, is slanted at an angle ? relative to at least one outer surface of the body. The outer surface of the body is positioned opposite the solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Frank Josefiak, Hassan Aftabruyan, Stefan Heimerl, Julian Baugatz, Andreas Wiechmann
  • Patent number: 8792249
    Abstract: A waterproofing structure for a mobile terminal, includes an annular groove that surrounds an outer edge of a predetermined waterproof area of a mobile terminal. A waterproof lid covers an entire surface of the waterproof area, and includes an annular protrusion that fits into the annular groove in the waterproof area, and an elastic resin portion that covers the annular protrusion. The elastic resin portion press-contacts and adheres to only one of two side wall surfaces of the annular groove when the annular protrusion is fitted into the annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Keiichi Sasamori, Mizuho Ikeda, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Katsumi Saito
  • Patent number: 8777035
    Abstract: A self-supporting apparatus can be placed in a pre-set opening in an existing wall substrate. A frame assembly is configured with a perimeter that corresponds to the thickness of the wall substrate. The edge of the frame thus can be in fitting contact with the substrate opening. Flanges on opposite sides of the frame extend in the planar direction of the wall substrate to be in contact with the inner and outer surfaces of the substrate to maintain the frame in position in the wall and to strengthen the structure. The frame can include appropriate mounting portions for mounting electrical boxes or low voltage devices within the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Brainwave Research Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8770424
    Abstract: A wall plate is disclosed for use with a switch that is mounted in a wall receptacle in a wall. A plate that is made from a transparent material has embedded therein a composition of powdered photoluminescent material. The plate includes a front surface, a back surface, and at least one aperture for accepting the switch therethrough and for mounting the plate. The back surface of the plate includes a recessed area for receiving a gasket configured to fit at least partially within the recessed area of the plate. The gasket further includes the apertures therethrough, coaligned with the apertures of the plate. Preferably the gasket is a white, closed-cell foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: David I-Hung Shaw, Jane Kuo Shaw