Instrument In Panel Patents (Class 248/27.1)
  • Patent number: 11006195
    Abstract: Small-scale audio speakers of various shapes are installed in parent devices. Inner casings, and the surrounding vibration-damping zone often required between such casings and the surrounding parent-device walls, are omitted from the assembly. During integration with the parent device, each un-encased speaker and its signal lines are sealed into a single-walled enclosure that incorporates a parent-device wall as at least one side. The entire interior of the single-walled enclosure becomes a back volume for the speaker. The single-walled enclosure may incorporate seals at the speaker's audio-output aperture, at the pass-through for the signal lines, and at the interface between the parent-device wall(s) and the added side(s) constituting the single-walled enclosure. Optional adhesive-free sealing options include sliding tabs held by a snap-lock latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Devon Worrell, David A. Rittenhouse
  • Patent number: 10963005
    Abstract: A mounting bracket and a display device are provided. The display screen is provided with a mounting portion protruding from a back surface of the display screen, and the mounting bracket is used for mounting a display screen, which includes a bracket body which is provided with an opening for mounting the mounting portion; the opening has a first side and a second side, the first side is provided with a first buckle, and the second side is provided with a second buckle; wherein the first side is adjacent to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Ren, Lei Cao, Zifeng Wang, Junmin Sun, Jinggang Wei, Yunpeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10950393
    Abstract: A switch assembly includes a panel defining an aperture therethrough and a switch subassembly having a switch housing. At least one tab extends from the housing, the tab having a first portion extending away from the housing and toward the back side of the panel to a projection, the projection spaced in a longitudinal direction from the back side of the panel and laterally outward of the aperture when the tab is in a relaxed state, and a second portion that extends from the projection in the longitudinal direction and terminates in a tab end disposed within the aperture. The tab end is accessible from the front side of the panel and the tab is sufficiently flexible such that flexing the tab end inwardly from the front side causes the projection to flex inwardly from the relaxed state to a point where the projection can pass through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Carling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Charles Lydecker
  • Patent number: 10868413
    Abstract: The depth-adjusting electrical box comprises an electrical box and one or more mounting brackets. The electrical box may be mounted to a stud via an individual mounting bracket selected from the one or more mounting brackets. The electrical box may be mounted at a mounting depth that is selected from a plurality of mounting depths. The mounting depth may be established by the selection of the individual mounting bracket, by the orientation of the individual mounting bracket, by the selection of which of a plurality of mounting apertures on the electrical box are used to couple the electrical box to the individual mounting bracket, or by combinations thereof. The mounting depth may be selected to compensate for the thickness of coverings placed over the studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Tilahun Anshu
  • Patent number: 10866008
    Abstract: The HVAC register boot-mounting system is a register boot comprising a left clamp and a right clamp. The left and right clamps may be moved to a first position where they do not extend outside of the envelope of the boot so that the boot may be installed into a hole. A plurality of flanges limit the depth of the insertion. The left and right clamps may then be pivoted to a second position where each clamp extends outside of the boot, clamping drywall around the hole between the plurality of flanges and the clamps. An HVAC duct may be coupled to a duct connector on the top of the boot and a vent may be inserted into an aperture on the bottom of the boot. The presence of the vent prevents the clamps from pivoting back to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Vincent Notarianni
  • Patent number: 10856435
    Abstract: A fan attachment structure for attaching a fan to a casing is provided. The casing includes an accommodation portion configured to accommodate the fan, and an engaged portion formed on a side surface of the accommodation portion. The fan includes an engagement portion formed in a housing, and configured to engage with the engaged portion to restrict movement of the fan in a direction from an interior of the accommodation portion to an opening portion, and a rattling suppressing mechanism formed on a surface of the housing facing toward the side surface of the accommodation portion and configured to bias the fan in a direction apart from the side surface of the accommodation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10596980
    Abstract: A bracket for an on-vehicle camera includes: a camera fixing portion to which the on-vehicle camera is fixed; at least one vehicle-mount fixing portion provided integrally with the camera fixing portion and configured to be fixed to a vehicle body; and at least one weak portion arranged at a position at which the camera fixing portion is separable from the at least one vehicle-mount fixing portion by breakage of the at least one weak portion, the at least one weak portion being breakable more easily than another part of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FALTEC Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Uchiyama, Masanori Shiratsuchi
  • Patent number: 10551040
    Abstract: A trim system includes a trim housing defining a top trim housing end and a bottom trim housing end, the trim housing defining an inner trim housing surface, the inner trim housing surface defining a trim housing bore extending into the trim housing from the bottom trim housing end towards the top trim housing end, the trim housing bore defining an axis; and a trim piece defining a top trim piece end and a bottom trim piece end, the top trim piece end inserted into the trim housing bore, the trim piece including a retention clip defining a first end and a second end, the first end secured to a base of the trim piece, the second end defining at least one tooth, the at least one tooth cutting into the inner trim housing surface and axially securing the trim piece to the trim housing relative to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashok Deepak Shah, Frederic Perry Phillips
  • Patent number: 10483669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary RF connector (1), intended in particular to link two printed circuit boards (PCB1, PCB2), comprising: —a central rigid RF line (A) comprising a conductive element (30, 40, 50) retained within an electrical insulating body (2) which is rigid; —at least one flexible RF line (B1, B2) comprising a conductive element (31, 32; 41, 42; 51, 52) linked to the conductive element (30, 40, 50) of the central rigid line (A) and being able to flex toward one of the end face (21, 22) of the insulating body taking any closer position when acted upon by the pressure force of a complementary connection element (PCB1, PCB2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RADIALL
    Inventors: Laurent Petit, Shan Qin, Gong Chen
  • Patent number: 10477289
    Abstract: A sound generating device is provided on a vehicle to reduce or generate engine sound, and is used in particular for an exhaust system of a combustion engine of the vehicle. The sound generating device has a housing into which a loudspeaker is positioned to divide an inner space of the housing into two sub-spaces separated in a gas-tight manner. A seal rim provides the gas-tight sealing of the loudspeaker towards the housing. An abutment rim positions the loudspeaker in the inner space of the housing. The abutment rim and the seal rim are spaced apart from each other in a direction of a central axis of the loudspeaker. There is also described an exhaust system of a combustion engine of a vehicle with a sound generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Hannes Steinkilberg, Juergen Klement
  • Patent number: 10428864
    Abstract: A component for vehicle interior is disclosed. The component may comprise a base, an armrest configured to move relative to the base from a retracted position to an extended position, a roller coupled to the armrest configured to allow movement of the armrest relative to the base and a rail coupled to the base. The rail may be configured to allow movement of the armrest relative to the base along a non-linear path. The rail may comprise a curved rail, a curved guide, or a curved track. The non-linear path may be aligned with a contour of the base. The non-linear path may reduce a gap between the armrest and the base or provide improved comfort. The roller may comprise a first rolling bearing, a second roller bearing and a third roller bearing. The component may comprise a door configured to selectively cover and uncover a storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqiao Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ronald A Bozio
  • Patent number: 10391950
    Abstract: A stowable docking module includes a translation housing received within a housing sub-assembly for translation between a first, stowed position and a second, deployed position. A docking station sub-assembly is mounted to the translation housing and is pivotably mounted to the translation housing to pivot between a stowed position and a deployed position. The docking station sub-assembly includes a first hook member having a first gripping position and a second gripping position. The first hook member is moveable on the docking station between the first gripping position and the second gripping position. A second hook member is secured to the docking station and arranged to oppose the first hook member. An electronic device may be docked in the stowable docking module by securing the device between the first hook member and the second hook member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Vander Sluis, Erin Laurain
  • Patent number: 10397675
    Abstract: An externally coupled speaker assembly having a horizontal ledge extending along a top side of a housing having an opening therein. A screen is positioned at the opening of the housing. A horizontal portion of the screen is retained between a bottom surface of a speaker and the horizontal ledge of the housing. A vertical portion of the screen is retained in a channel approximate to the opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Henry Xiang, Quentine Ruan, Sum Zhang
  • Patent number: 10386028
    Abstract: A fast-mounted ceiling lamp convenient in wiring comprises a mounting frame, a base, a light source assembly and a lampshade, wherein a hook is arranged at one end of the mounting frame, a clamping ring is arranged on an outside wall of the base, the hook is hooked into the clamping ring, and a vertical beam of the mounting frame is fixedly connected to the base; a plurality of mounting parts are arranged on the outside wall of the base, and a plurality of elastic clamping sheets are arranged on an inside surface of the lampshade and are clamped onto the mounting parts. According to the fast-mounted ceiling lamp disclosed by the present invention, by arranging the hook on the mounting frame, the base can be directly hooked to the mounting frame when a wire on the base is connected to or disconnected from an external wire, without manual lifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN YINGHUI LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuisheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10364951
    Abstract: A light-mounting system includes an outer bezel configured for being secured to a ceiling, a light-emitting device configured for being received in a recess in the ceiling above the outer bezel, and an inner bezel configured for being secured to the light-emitting device below and through at least a portion of the outer bezel such that the outer bezel is retained between the light emitting device and the inner bezel. A method of installing a light-mounting system includes placing a light-emitting device into engagement with a back portion of an outer bezel, placing an inner bezel into engagement with a front portion of the outer bezel, and fastening the light-emitting device into engagement with the inner bezel to thereby sandwich the outer bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: George Erik McMillan
  • Patent number: 10298229
    Abstract: A switch adapter can include a base having one or more openings, a support coupled to the base, and one or more retainers for coupling a switch to the adapter. The support can have one or more openings between its interior and exterior. The retainer can be adapted to couple to at least one of the base, the support, and a combination thereof. The switch adapter can include one or more switches, such as a replacement switch, and can be adapted for replacing a limit switch with a proximity switch. A proximity switch can be coupled to a switch adapter in one or more positions, and a switch adapter can be adapted to couple with a plurality of different switch mounts. A switch adapter can include a mass compensator for adjusting its center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: General Equipment and Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. LaFountain, Gregory C. Merrifield, Michael Simmons
  • Patent number: 10274128
    Abstract: An adapter assembly is used to secure a base unit and a display unit to a panel, with the base unit including a housing, the panel including an opening formed in the panel, and the display unit including a body. The adapter assembly includes an adapter disposed between the base unit and the panel. The adapter includes a primary wall. One of the display unit and the adapter includes a formation that extends from the body of the display unit or the primary wall of the adapter, and the other of the display unit and the adapter includes a mechanism configured to engage and secure the display unit to the panel without disturbing a securement of the base unit to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Alan Ricci, Stewart John Harding
  • Patent number: 10261551
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a casing configured to accommodate an electronic device. The casing includes a case body, a first mounting plate, and a second mounting plate. The case body has an insertion hole which is adaptive for the electronic device to pass through. The first mounting plate is pivotally connected to the case body and located at a side of the insertion hole so as to be pivotable between a first covering position and a first mounting position. The second mounting plate is disposed in the case body and located at another side of the insertion hole. When the first mounting plate is in the first mounting position, the first mounting plate and the second mounting plate are configured to hold the electronic device together. When the first mounting plate is in the first covering position, the first mounting plate covers the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Fong Shan Lin
  • Patent number: 10184644
    Abstract: A bracket for use with a recessed light fixture includes a side wall. A first bendable tab is positioned in the side wall. A second bendable tab is positioned in the side wall, the second tab being offset from the first tab. A retainer extends from the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Nancy R. Stathes, Federico Collado, Ramesh Raghavan, Shailesh Naik, Michael Swern
  • Patent number: 10156071
    Abstract: An adaptor for installing a camera or lighting fixture includes a housing. The housing includes a wall that define a slot that extends vertically between top and bottom ends of the slot. A spring steel strip is adapted to be received in the slot. The spring steel strip includes first and second sections separated by a sharp bend. A distal end of the first section is adapted to be brought into a first position in the slot. A distal end of the second section has a catch clip thereon adapted to be brought into a second position in the slot which is higher than the first position. The catch clip includes at least two resilient fingers adapted to permit the catch clip to be fitted into the slot when the two resilient fingers are laterally compressed towards each other, and then keep the distal end of the second section connected to the housing once the fingers are released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Little, Nigel Geoffrey Taylor
  • Patent number: 10047891
    Abstract: A multi-coupling includes a fixed plate and a free plate, and a primary locking mechanism for locking the free plate to the fixed plate aligned to form multiple fluid passages through the multi-coupling. The primary locking mechanism may include a drive screw secured to the fixed plate engaged with a drive nut secured to the free plate, and a clam shell securing mechanism that secures the drive screw to the fixed plate. The clam shell halves are moveable to release the drive screw from the fixed plate independently of releasing drive screw from the drive nut. The multi-coupling further may include satellite locking mechanisms in combination with the primary locking mechanism. The satellite locking mechanisms may include satellite securing mechanisms that are moveable to release the satellite locking mechanism from the fixed plate. The locking mechanisms are removable while retaining the fixed plate fixed to base equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Mikulski, Leonard Nick, Andrew Holst, Timothy Marquis, Jason Richard Koller
  • Patent number: 9956908
    Abstract: The present application discloses a vehicle display device including an image display device with a display surface on which images are displayed; and a ring member configured to surround a first region, which overlaps the display surface, and a second region, which protrudes from the display surface. The image display device displays an indicator indicating a physical quantity along the ring member in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Hisada, Shigeyuki Sato, Yo Kitamura, Hado Morokawa, Hidehiko Soda
  • Patent number: 9908414
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retainer (1) for a display device (3), which display device is to be retained in a motor vehicle, in particular in a motor-vehicle-side fitting, and in particular forms a part of a head-up display. The retainer comprises at least one support (5, 6) having at least one bearing device (8) for supporting the display device (3). The bearing device (8) can be positionally adjusted in relation to the support (5, 6) by means of an adjusting device (11) arranged on the support side. The adjusting device (11) has a setting element (12) that can be positionally adjusted in relation to the support (5, 6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Klaus Nonnenbroich, Robert Haumer
  • Patent number: 9888306
    Abstract: Small-scale audio speakers of various shapes are installed in parent devices. Inner casings, and the surrounding vibration-damping zone often required between such casings and the surrounding parent-device walls, are omitted from the assembly. During integration with the parent device, each un-encased speaker and its signal lines are sealed into a single-walled enclosure that incorporates a parent-device wall as at least one side. The entire interior of the single-walled enclosure becomes a back volume for the speaker. The single-walled enclosure may incorporate seals at the speaker's audio-output aperture, at the pass-through for the signal lines, and at the interface between the parent-device wall(s) and the added side(s) constituting the single-walled enclosure. Optional adhesive-free sealing options include sliding tabs held by a snap-lock latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Devon Worrell, David A. Rittenhouse
  • Patent number: 9877095
    Abstract: A member-fastening structure permits three members to be fastened and fixed such that a first member and a second member holds a third member therebetween. The fastening of three members is accomplished with a meter visor that has a first through-hole formed therein. A speaker ring has a projecting part formed thereon which is inserted into the first through-hole. The projecting part has a second through-hole formed therein in a direction perpendicular to a projecting direction of the projecting part. A speaker grille is positioned on the meter visor, and the projecting part of the speaker ring is then caused to project downward through the first through-hole of the meter visor. A clip is inserted into the second through-hole of the projecting part projecting from an underside of the meter visor, and is engaged with the second through-hole of the projecting part and the underside of the meter visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9797744
    Abstract: An electronic display instrument configured to secure in a desired position over multiple pre-existing instrument holes in a dashboard of an aircraft in place of multiple conventional display instruments, each conventional instrument having a conventional readout. The instrument comprises a display screen having a plurality of readouts corresponding to the conventional readouts of the multiple conventional instruments that the electronic display instrument replaces. The instrument further includes a body having a front and a back opposite the front and a top and a bottom opposite the top. The body is positioned adjacent and connected to the display screen. The instrument also includes an electronics module protruding from the back of the body to position in one of the pre-existing instrument holes in the dashboard panel of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Aspen Avionics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Bethel
  • Patent number: 9758349
    Abstract: An elevator ventilation fan assembly for hazardous operating environments and comprising a fan disposed within an enclosure to be carried on an elevator cab roof. The fan may be suspended by a fan support framework from at least three non-co-linear suspension locations of the enclosure lid. The assembly may include a vibration isolation element disposed between the fan motor and the enclosure lid, a cover panel supported by a cover support framework on the enclosure lid, a fan guard screen carried by the enclosure lid, a fan motor junction box carried within the enclosure by the lid and accessible via a removable side panel of the enclosure, and/or a fan duct surrounding the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Man-D-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Dalton J. Mandy, Terry R. Mandy, Brandon R. Mandy, Tyler Flake
  • Patent number: 9743729
    Abstract: An attaching and detaching device of a protection cover for protecting an electronic device is provided. The attaching and detaching device includes one or more hook units provided on the protection cover; and one or more attaching and detaching units which are provided at positions corresponding to the hook units on a rear surface of the electronic device, and are latched and fixed to or released from the hook units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jung-Min Yeo, Kuk-Hwan Kim, In-Young Yeo, Jae-Ho Baik, Min-Hyouk Lee
  • Patent number: 9708062
    Abstract: An aircraft lavatory includes first and third walls extending inwardly from a second wall and a fourth wall connecting the first wall to the third wall. A countertop extends along a portion of the first wall. A sink is disposed in the countertop. The countertop defines an under-countertop recess free from obstructions. A toilet is disposed adjacent to both the second wall and the third wall and defines a toilet axis bisecting the toilet. A door extends along at least a portion of the third wall. An access axis is defined that is disposed at an access angle with respect to the toilet axis. When a person in a wheelchair enters the lavatory area along the access axis, the countertop recess accommodates at least a portion of the person's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: C SERIES AIRCRAFT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Robert Grant, Mark Mathieu
  • Patent number: 9648771
    Abstract: A multi-piece shelf for an electronics rack, the electronics rack having a base and at least two vertical posts. The multi-piece shelf includes at least two side brackets and a removable shelf, the side brackets being separate components from the shelf. Each side bracket includes a vertical wall and a shelf mounting flange that is integral to and extends laterally from the vertical wall. A post mounting flange is integrally attached to at least a portion of the vertical wall for attaching to a vertical post. The removable shelf includes a flat bottom portion with at least two shovel lances formed on and extending downward and rearward from a lower surface of the bottom portion. Each shovel lance having a locking section that is spaced apart from the bottom portion and configured to it into an aperture in the shelf mounting flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Leszek Markowski, John Franetovich, Nico Corbo
  • Patent number: 9564741
    Abstract: Apparatus for substantially eliminating exposure to live parts in a load center includes a bus assembly with male-terminal stabs which are capped with nonconductive material. A nonconductive structure covers the bus assembly and allows only the stabs to pass into the interior of circuit breaker compartments. A shutter assembly in each circuit breaker compartment has a nonconductive shutter plate that moves only in the Z axis to provide access to the stabs when a circuit breaker is inserted with a Z axis motion. Inserting the circuit breaker in the load center causes a shutter plate latch to open and depress the shutter. When the circuit breaker is removed from the load center, the shutter plate is biased upward and latched in a position over the stabs. No live touch points are available in the load center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad R. Mittelstadt
  • Patent number: 9481247
    Abstract: A vehicular display apparatus includes a meter main body, and a translucent window held in the meter main body. The translucent window has a translucent glass main body portion, a first extension portion extending in a display direction from an outer edge portion of the main body portion, a second extension portion extending in a backward direction from a leading end portion of the first extension portion, and an engaging tab extending in the backward direction from the second extension portion to be engaged with a catch portion. In the configuration, a warp length that is required for the engaging tab can be ensured by cooperation between the engaging tab and the second extension portion. Therefore, even when the position of the engaging tab is moved in the display direction to ensure a space between a vehicle component and an attachment structure, the attachment structure can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Sumiya
  • Patent number: 9470849
    Abstract: A mount plate for an optical adaptor includes two bases bridged by a bar and a locking claw stemming out of each of the two bases. Each of the two bases has a folded structure erected at the back end of the base to fill up the gap between the optical adaptor and the hole of the panel and to reduce rattling. Supporting tips are provided at the base of the folded structure to support the folded structure and to keep the base securely attached to the optical adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SENKO Advanced Components (HK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Man Kit Joe Wong, Kim Man Wong
  • Patent number: 9456531
    Abstract: A lightweight audio player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a fold-up case formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case is of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. Side wall closure members define self-engaging attachment features for affixing to the case, providing electrical self-grounding with the wire screen and thermal grounding with internal power devices. The major components and subassemblies are self-fixturing during the final assembly process, eliminating the need for dedicated tools, fixtures and assembly equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Mark A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9365165
    Abstract: An onboard equipment fixing structure for an onboard equipment which is mounted in a vehicle includes a bracket which fixes the onboard equipment to a vehicle body part of the vehicle. The bracket includes a vehicle body attaching portion which is attached to the vehicle body part, an equipment attaching portion which is attached to a side surface of the onboard equipment which extends in a vertical direction of a vehicle body, a connecting portion which connects the vehicle body attaching portion and the equipment attaching portion, and an opening portion which is formed in an area surrounded by the vehicle body attaching portion, the equipment attaching portion and the connecting portion. The vehicle body attaching portion is fixed to the vehicle body part so as to be disposed closer to the outside of the vehicle body than the equipment attaching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenta Koyama, Hirotaka Shuto, Makoto Kamachi, Tatsuya Yasukochi
  • Patent number: 9362730
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a bracket and electrical assembly including such bracket for mounting or securing to a concrete masonry unit (CMU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: CABLOFIL, INC.
    Inventor: Randy William Petak
  • Patent number: 9353552
    Abstract: The anti-theft device for merchandise displays. An electronic sensor fixedly attaches to a merchandise item. A sensor receptacle adapted to receive the electronic sensor is integrated into a base of the device. The sensor receptacle contains apertures and the sensor contains slots that align when the sensor is placed within the receptacle. A clip is in a sliding engagement with the base. The clip slides between a locked and an unlocked positions. The clip includes one or more outwardly extending fingers that protrude through the slots of the sensor receptacle and engage the slots of the sensor when the clip is in the locked position. A locking member engages the clip preventing the clip from retracting into the unlocked position. A magnet key is used for disengaging the locking member from the clip allowing the clip to slide into its unlocked position, thereby releasing the sensor from the sensor receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, John N. Figh, Jr., Lucas P. Swartwood, Bruno M. L. Telles
  • Patent number: 9343884
    Abstract: A mounting unit (10) for mounting an electrical component (16) to a panel has a first member (12) arranged to engage a first side of said panel and a second member (14) arranged to engage the first member and a second, opposite side of said panel, so as to secure the first and second members to opposite sides of the panel through a hole in the panel. The first and second members define a space for receiving the electrical component. The mounting unit is particularly suitable for mounting the electrical component to a ceiling tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Faruk Meah, Steven Ian Bennett, Josef Prokop, Paul Jon Taylor
  • Patent number: 9323082
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a flat panel display includes a bracket including fastener elements for mounting the bracket to a control panel having a panel opening therein, and a bezel for securing the display to the bracket such that the display covers the opening and the fasteners used to mount the bracket to the control panel. During use, the bracket is mounted to the control panel over the opening, and the display is secured to the bracket such that the display covers the opening and fasteners. The apparatus may be used for retrofitting an existing display with a flat panel display, with the existing display being removed before the bracket is mounted to the control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9315162
    Abstract: A conduit is mountable to a mounting, such as the engine block of an automobile, and includes a body defining an area for receiving elongate elements, such as cables. A first locking member is stationary relative to the body, and a second locking member is mobile relative to the body. The movable locking member is capable of assuming an intermediate position, in which it defines, together with the body, a preliminary support space for the mounting. The conduit includes a locking feature capable of moving the movable locking member from the intermediate position to a locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Jean-François Albaran, Ridha Bhiri
  • Patent number: 9300173
    Abstract: Stator of an electrical machine includes a stator lamination stack, having coil forms fastened thereto which each include an electrical coil. The coil forms are each pressed onto a tooth of the stator lamination stack. For the fastening of the coil forms to the teeth of the stator lamination stack, at least one fastening element is provided at the two end faces of the stator lamination stack, which fastening element includes a fastening arrangement which cooperate in a form-locking manner and/or force-locking with coil forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Marschall
  • Patent number: 9121422
    Abstract: A fastener useable with a system board is provided herein. The fastener includes a fastener body and a spool. The fastener body has a mating member at one end and a threaded member at an opposite end. The mating member extends from the fastener body and positions the fastener body on a chassis. The spool engages with the threaded member of the fastener body and is secured to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith A Sauer, David M Paquin, Kelly K Smith
  • Patent number: 9079547
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a woofer for a vehicle may include a reinforcement member combined with a panel and having a flat base surface and a stepped base surface, a first bending member disposed between the flat base surface and the stepped base surface, and the panel formed of an upper part and a lower part, a second bending member being formed between the upper part and the lower part, wherein the reinforcement member may be combined with the panel in a way that the flat base surface of the reinforcement member may be in contact with the upper part of the panel and the stepped base surface of the reinforcement member may be in contact with the lower part of the panel, and wherein the first bending member and the second bending member may be spaced apart to form a space therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun-Gyoo Park
  • Patent number: 9051010
    Abstract: A dash cluster system and a method for securing and/or interconnecting a dash cluster to power equipment. The dash cluster system includes a housing having a connecting assembly including at least one peripheral connector positioned along a peripheral surface of the housing. The dash cluster system further comprises a bezel having a front side and a rear side. The bezel also comprises a connecting arrangement formed from at least one extending connector, extending from the rear side. The dash cluster system also comprises a securing connection formed between the housing and the bezel by the interlocking of the peripheral connector of the connecting assembly with the extending connector of the connecting arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Delta Systems. Inc
    Inventors: Dennis R. Young, Michael Eric Liedtke, Ernest Richard-Dean Buehman
  • Patent number: 9038977
    Abstract: A holding device includes a case. A base includes a placement portion for placing an article, and a fixture holding portion provided on one end side of the placement portion, and is rotatably attached relative to the case through a pivot support portion. A slider is slidably attached to the base, and includes a movable holding portion for releasably holding the article between the movable holding portion and the fixture holding portion. An urging member urges the slider. A positional control device is provided between the base and the slider, and releasably locks the slider in an arbitrary position when the slider slides against an urging force of the urging member. A placement-angle holding device is provided between the base and the case, and holds the base at a predetermined placement angle relative to the case in conjunction with sliding of the slider against the urging force of the urging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Takehiko Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8991772
    Abstract: A multimedia assembly and an instrument panel assembly for use in an automotive vehicle are provided. The multimedia assembly includes a multimedia device and an auxiliary device. The multimedia device has a faceplate which is disposed on the outer surface of the instrument panel so as to be exposed to the cabin space of the vehicle. The auxiliary device is disposed beneath the multimedia device and hidden behind the outer surface of the instrument panel of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Joseph King, II
  • Patent number: 8988884
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Publication number: 20150048217
    Abstract: A device for mounting a unit including two parallel side faces on each of which there is a tenon, the device including two parallel lateral slideways formed in a compartment in an instrument panel of a vehicle and acting as a mortice oriented in a substantially longitudinal direction and including an entry zone and a closed-end zone that is not as tall as the entry zone. The tenon includes an elastically compressible part to push the tenon vertically into the closed end zone of its mortice as the tenon is introduced longitudinally into its corresponding mortice, and the tenon including a central part from which there extend two opposing symmetric arms each bearing two tabs turned back substantially parallel to the arms and forming symmetric longitudinal anchors, with respect to the central part and which are elastically compressible in the heightwise direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: RENAULT s.a. s.
    Inventors: Isabelle Prin, Alain Dagoreau, Michel Bougault, Sylvie Perveyrie
  • Publication number: 20150034774
    Abstract: To mount a unit in a compartment in a vehicle instrument panel including an opening for inserting the unit, the unit includes two tenons that are compressible in a heightwise direction and can be guided in two fixed parallel longitudinal lateral slideways that include an entry zone and a closed-end zone that is not as tall as the entry zone in which the tenon is compressed vertically. A facade surround is provided around the opening to collaborate in positioning and/or attachment of a face plate of the unit. The lateral slideways include two longitudinally separated parts, a first part secured to the facade surround and a second part not secured to the facade surround and held on a wall of the compartment of the instrument panel to lie substantially in longitudinal continuation of the first part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Sylvie Perveyrie, Michel Bougault, Alain Dagoreau, Laurent Perrin, Isabelle Prin
  • Patent number: 8947268
    Abstract: An instrument panel for a rotorcraft having two pilot seats, said instrument panel being arranged under an anti-glare shield (4) and including display means (2), at least some of the display means (2) being suitable for acting as communications means, said display means (2) comprising a first set (5) of display means (2) arranged on the instrument panel, and a second set (6) of display means (2) arranged on the instrument panel, wherein the instrument panel includes, symmetrically relative to a longitudinal axis, a central dashboard (3), and at least two lateral dashboards arranged on either side of the central dashboard (3), the dashboards being mutually parallel and presenting a forward longitudinal offset from one dashboard to the next starting from the central dashboard (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventor: André Barbieri