Means To Assemble Electrical Device Patents (Class 29/729)
  • Patent number: 11891299
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems of controlling the placement of micro-objects on the surface of a micro-assembler. Control patterns may be used to cause phototransistors or electrodes of the micro-assembler to generate dielectrophoretic (DEP) and electrophoretic (EP) forces which may be used to manipulate, move, position, or orient one or more micro-objects on the surface of the micro-assembler. A set of micro-object may be analyzed. Geometric properties of the set of micro-objects may be identified. The set of micro-objects may be divided into multiple sub-sets of micro-objects based on the one or more geometric properties and one or more control patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Plochowietz, Matthew Shreve
  • Patent number: 11883135
    Abstract: The present invention provides a personalized, three-dimensional printed, human auricle-specific multiple auricular points' bio-signal acquisition, health status monitoring, and bio-stimulation device, including an artificial ear model made of at least one bio-compatible, flexible polymer, a plurality of sensing and stimulating electrodes with at least one sensing end and a signal acquisition/processing end penetrating through a body of the ear mold conformably with a human auricle so that a surface of the ear mold where sensing end of the electrodes is disposed creates an electrode-human skin interface for bio-signal detection and bio-stimulation responsive thereto. Methods of fabricating the device based on 3-D printing, 3D scanning and modelling techniques and using thereof for bio-signal acquisition, analysis, health status monitoring and bio-stimulation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Ho-Yin Chan, Qing Yun Huang, Wen Jung Li
  • Patent number: 11882884
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a heater assembly for a nicotine pod assembly includes a base, a wick feed, a slide, and a holder. The wick feed extends toward the base and defines a channel configured to receive a wick structured to draw a nicotine pre-vapor formulation via capillary action. The slide is configured to move along a plane on a top face of the base. The holder is disposed on the top face of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Nelson, Bipin Patil, Craig Gunn, Rangaraj S. Sundar
  • Patent number: 11882883
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a heater assembly for a non-nicotine pod assembly includes a base, a wick feed, a slide, and a holder. The wick feed extends toward the base and defines a channel configured to receive a wick structured to draw a non-nicotine pre-vapor formulation via capillary action. The slide is configured to move along a plane on a top face of the base. The holder is disposed on the top face of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Gregory L. Nelson, Bipin Patil, Craig Gunn, Rangaraj S. Sundar
  • Patent number: 11887969
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatus, systems, and methods having a base, a first die, a second arranged in a stacked with the first die and the base, and a structure located in the stack and outside at least one of the first and second dice and configured to transfer signals between the base and at least one of the first and second dice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Brent Keeth, Mark Hiatt, Terry R. Lee, Mark Tuttle, Rahul Advani, John F. Schreck
  • Patent number: 11869703
    Abstract: A wound-wire-type inductor component includes a core including a column-shaped shaft part that extends in a first direction, and a first support part and a second support part that are respectively provided at a first end portion and a second end portion of the shaft part; a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode that are respectively provided on the first support part and the second support part; and a wire including a wound wire part that is wound around the shaft part and a first end and a second end that are respectively connected to the first terminal electrode and the second terminal electrode. The interval between adjacent turns of the wound wire part in the first direction is set so that the number of turns wound around the shaft part is high with respect to a prescribed inductance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sugie, Tomotaka Gotoda
  • Patent number: 11798921
    Abstract: Discussed is an assembly substrate used for a display device manufacturing method of mounting semiconductor light-emitting diodes on the assembly substrate at preset positions using electric field and magnetic field. The assembly substrate includes a base portion, a plurality of assembly electrodes on the base portion, a dielectric layer on the base portion to cover the assembly electrodes, a barrier wall on the base portion, and a metal shielding layer on the base portion, wherein the metal shielding layer overlaps the barrier wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changseo Park, Jinhyung Lee, Jungsub Kim, Seongmin Moon, Younho Heo
  • Patent number: 11792893
    Abstract: A material-removing heater device including: a first terminal portion defining a first electrode; a second terminal portion defining a second electrode; and a heating portion which connects the first terminal portion to the second terminal portion, the heating portion heatable by a flow of electrical current from the first terminal portion to the second terminal portion to remove a portion of material of a display device. The heating portion defines a lower end surface of the material-removing heater device at which the material-removing heater device contacts the material of the display device, the heating portion disposes the lower end surface to have a concave shape, and the heating portion which is heated deforms the lower end surface from the concave shape to have a planar shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ohjune Kwon, Jungsik Nam, Seungwook Kwon, Hyojeong Kwon, Minsang Kim, Chanho Moon, Jeongseok Lee, Wonje Cho, Taekyoung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11769610
    Abstract: A device for flaring an end section of a braided tubular structure of an electrical conductor defines a reception volume having a peripheral boundary for receiving the end section of the braided tubular structure. The device further includes one or more rotatable rollers of which each has at least one peripheral roller surface facing the peripheral boundary of the reception volume. The one or more rollers are adapted to move relative to the reception volume in a peripheral direction about the reception volume for flaring the end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Morocco Sarl
    Inventors: Zouheir Atif, Saad Boughaba
  • Patent number: 11764653
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus for impregnating varnish into stator coils of a hairpin winding type stator includes a supporting frame vertically installed on a base frame, a tilting bracket installed upper end portion of the supporting frame to be capable of tilting, a rotary bracket installed on the tilting bracket to be rotatable along a circumferential direction, core chucking members installed on the rotary bracket, inserted into a plurality of bolt engagement hole provided in the stator core, and fixing the stator core to the rotary bracket, a first varnish application unit movably installed on the base frame, and configured to apply the varnish to interior and exterior sides of a crown portion of the stator coils, and a second varnish application unit movably installed on the base frame, and configured to apply the varnish to interior and exterior sides of the welding portion of the stator coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jongho Shin, Seongjun Park
  • Patent number: 11714099
    Abstract: A magnetic roller device and a method for calculating rotation information thereof are disclosed. The magnetic roller device includes a multipole magnet, an MCU, plurality of Hall components, and a roller disposed on a handwriting device, wherein the multipole magnet is disposed on the roller, the multipole magnet includes at least one pair of magnetic poles with opposite polarities, and output ends of the plurality of Hall components are connected to an input end of the MCU; the plurality of Hall components are all located on a same plane of a magnetic field sensing space of the multipole magnet, and distances between each of the plurality of Hall components and the multipole magnet are equal; and a distance between two adjacent ones of the plurality of Hall components is less than half of a width of each magnetic pole in the multipole magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Yuanzhi Li
  • Patent number: 11673800
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems of controlling the placement of micro-objects on the surface of a micro-assembler. Control patterns may be used to cause electrodes of the micro-assembler to generate dielectrophoretic (DEP) and electrophoretic (EP) forces which may be used to manipulate, move, position, or orient one or more micro-objects on the surface of the micro-assembler. The control patterns may be part of a library of control patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Anne Plochowietz, Bradley Rupp, Jengping Lu, Julie A. Bert, Lara S. Crawford, Sourobh Raychaudhuri, Eugene M. Chow, Matthew Shreve, Sergey Butylkov
  • Patent number: 11664634
    Abstract: A wire operating tool, a component for the wire operating tool, a wire cutting and dividing method, and a wire connecting method are provided. The wire operating tool includes a first wire gripping tool; a first rod member connected to the first wire gripping tool and configured to be expanded and contracted in accordance with relative movement of a moving portion with respect to a base portion; a second wire gripping tool; a second rod member connected to the second wire gripping tool; a connecting member that connects the moving portion of the first rod member and the second rod member to each other in a separable manner; and a load bearing member configured to bear a tensile load acting on the first wire gripping tool and the second wire gripping tool when the moving portion of the first rod member and the second rod are in a separate state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: NAGAKI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nagaki, Tomoharu Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 11642852
    Abstract: An apparatus for a rotational material scattering additive manufacturing device, the apparatus includes a base with a first protruding pin for mounting a first drum, where the first drum includes a first set of nozzle actuators configured to control a release of particle material through a first set of nozzles positioned on an outer edge of the first drum. The apparatus also includes the first drum configured to rotate about a central axis of the first protruding pin, wherein a rotational motor assembly is configured to rotate the first protruding pin. The apparatus also includes a microcontroller configured to control the first set of nozzle actuators and the rotational motor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11637540
    Abstract: A suspended device structure comprises a substrate, a cavity disposed in a surface of the substrate, and a device suspended entirely over a bottom of the cavity. The device is a piezoelectric device and is suspended at least by a tether that physically connects the device to the substrate. The tether has a non-linear centerline. A wafer can comprise a plurality of suspended device structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: António José Marques Trindade, Lei Liu, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11585653
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optically measuring a position of a measurement surface relative to a reference position. The system is a wireless network comprising a centrally located data acquisition computer and a multiplicity of remotely located sensor modules mounted at different locations within wireless communication range of a central receiver. Each sensor module is mounted to a clamp that is made specific to a control surface location and embedded with an RFID tag to denote clamp location. The optical components of the sensor modules are selected to enable indication of the linear position of a measurement surface relative to a reference position and then broadcast the measurement results. The broadcast results are received by the central receiver and processed by the data acquisition computer, which hosts human interface software that displays measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David M. Konyndyk, Mark Douglas Fuller, Jerry A. James, Timothy P. Huang
  • Patent number: 11535569
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sensor element that includes: a pair of electrodes; a ceramic layer having a hollow space that is to be an air introduction hole; and a first layer and a second layer stacked at both surfaces of the ceramic layer, One of the electrodes is in communication with the hollow space, The method includes: preparing an unsintered ceramic sheet, and a burn-out material sheet having a thickness different from that of the unsintered ceramic sheet, the burn-out material sheet having, in a plane orthogonal to the direction of an axial line O, a cross-sectional area substantially identical to a cross-sectional area of the pre-sintering hollow space; placing the burn-out material sheet in the pre-sintering hollow space; pressing the sheets so as to have an identical thickness; and burning out the burn-out material sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Okazaki, Masaki Mizutani, Ai Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11502349
    Abstract: A cooling manifold assembly that is configured to cool power modules in a vehicle includes a planar cooling chamber with a supply inlet and a return outlet; a supply chamber in an upper portion of the planar cooling chamber that is in fluid communication with the supply inlet and configured to couple to adjacent planar cooling chambers at the supply inlet; a return chamber in a lower portion of the planar cooling chamber that is in fluid communication with the return outlet and configured to couple to adjacent planar cooling chambers at the return outlet; and an opening at a distal end of the planar cooling chamber fluidly connecting the supply chamber with the return chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: BORGWARNER, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Choi, Gary Peter Squire, Lidia María Fontán Martínez, Iago González Tabarés
  • Patent number: 11495427
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a leakage protector, which includes a housing. A base plate and a brush are arranged in the housing. A first conducting strip and a second conducting strip spaced apart are arranged on the base plate. The brush is provided with contact pins to contact the first conducting strip and the second conducting strip, respectively. The second conducting strip can generate different analog voltages, and the first conducting strip is configured to transmit different analog voltages to a microprocessor. A user can drive the brush to move through an actuating part, and set the power-on time of the leakage protector in one step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: KEDU ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunkai Zheng, Ziping Li, Jun Liao, Desheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 11489423
    Abstract: An aligning apparatus, which is provided for aligning coil segments to form an aligned coil, includes a cylindrical jig and a hook jig. The cylindrical jig has an outer cylinder to surround a radially outer periphery of the aligned coil and an inner cylinder to be surrounded by a radially inner periphery of the aligned coil. The hook jig has hooks arranged in a radial fashion and is rotatable relative to the cylindrical jig in a radial direction. The cylindrical jig further has an inner entrance provided in the inner cylinder, an outer entrance provided in the outer cylinder, and at least one of an inner guide wall extending from a front opening edge of the inner entrance radially inward and backward in the rotational direction and an outer guide wall extending from a front opening edge of the outer entrance radially outward and backward in the rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeda, Hiroki Fujita
  • Patent number: 11476628
    Abstract: An automatic-robotic-system-for-cable assembly system and method is provided. The method and system are configured to use a cartridge which holds one or both ends of the cable. The cartridge moves along an automatic cable assembly line, with the line segmented into different stages, at which a process is performed by a specific machine. Different machines, such as actuators or modular machines, perform operations on the cartridge at the different stages. In preparation for or as part of the operations, the actuators or modular machines may directly physically apply one or more forces to a cable held by the cartridge, causing the cable to spool toward or away from the modular machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Frisimos, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tal Pechter, Hanan Ben-Ron
  • Patent number: 11460891
    Abstract: An electronic device including a device body, a first antenna module, a second antenna module, and an electrically conductive structure is provided. The first antenna module is disposed on the device body, and the second antenna module is disposed on the device body. The electrically conductive structure includes a first section and a second section, and the first section is connected between the first antenna module and the second section. The first section is extended along a first direction, the second section is extended toward the second antenna module along a second direction not parallel to the first direction, and the second section and the second antenna module have a gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: I-Lung Chen, Wang-Hung Yeh, Hsiao-Ching Hung, Li-Chun Lee, Shih-Chia Liu, Kun-Rong Lin
  • Patent number: 11277950
    Abstract: A component mounting device includes a head unit including a mounting head configured to mount a component on a substrate, and an imaging unit provided on the head unit and configured to image at least one of a suction position of the component to be suctioned by the mounting head and a mounting position of the component mounted by the mounting head from a plurality of directions, such that the imaging unit is configured to capture a first image and a second image. The component mounting device is configured to expand or contract the first image captured by the imaging unit in accordance with an imaging direction of the second image, and acquire a height position of an imaged location based on the first image that has been expanded or contracted and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazushi Takama
  • Patent number: 11258340
    Abstract: To allow necessary movement of a magnet in a magnet insertion hole during a manufacturing process so that a magnet embedded core in which the magnet is positioned as designed can be manufactured efficiently, a lower plate (12) and an upper plate (14) configured to contact against the end surfaces of a rotor core (2) are provided with pin members (37, 39) configured to enter a magnet insertion hole (4) to allow movement of a magnet (5) in a first direction, which is a separation direction of two mutually opposing inner surfaces (4C, 4D) of a magnet insertion hole (4), and to restrict movement of the magnet in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction as viewed in the axial direction of the magnet insertion hole (4), in a state where the magnet insertion hole is not filled with resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Kuroda Precision Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Ikeda, Tomoaki Murayama, Osamu Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 11258223
    Abstract: An automated wire feeder assembly to first repetitively receive a wire from a gripper of an automated processing tool and then load the wire into a hollow conduit coupled to the gripper of the automated tool. The wire feeder assembly includes belts that pivot between open and closed positions and each belt rotate to advance a wire into the conduit attached to the gripper of the automated tool. When the belts are in the open position the gripper of the automated tool places a free end of the wire into a wire guide. Pivoting the belts to the closed position engages the belts with the free end of the wire. Once the belt is engaged with the free end of the wire, rotating the belts advances the wire out of the wire feeder and into the gripper conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Design Ready Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Ryan Fujitake, Christopher Mackedanz, Thomas J. Fitzenberger, Troy Schmidtke
  • Patent number: 11232968
    Abstract: A direct transfer apparatus includes a dot matrix transfer head, which includes an impact wire housing and a plurality of impact wires disposed within the impact wire housing and extending out of the impact wire housing. A guide head is attached to the impact wire housing. The guide head includes multiple holes configured to arrange the plurality of impact wires in a matrix configuration, the matrix configuration being a matched-pitch configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Rohinni, LLC
    Inventors: Cody Peterson, Andrew Huska
  • Patent number: 11167869
    Abstract: A taping device includes a device base with a tape traveling groove in a front surface of the device base; a parts conveying disk including parts housing grooves in an outer circumferential surface of the parts conveying disk at regular angular intervals and a rear surface disposed to face the front surface of the device base; a disk rotating mechanism for intermittently rotating the parts conveying disk; a parts feeding mechanism for feeding, in a parts feeding zone, the parts into the parts housing grooves; and a parts inserting mechanism for inserting, at a parts insertion position, the parts from the parts housing grooves into the parts housing recessed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hidenao Kitakubo, Shuntaro Murayama, Tomofumi Akiba, Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 11065857
    Abstract: A method of forming an electric machine lamination includes punching a sheet having a first composition to form a cavity and a compressed region at a perimeter of the cavity. The method further includes depositing, within the cavity and on the compressed region, a deposit material having a second composition different than the first composition. The method further includes scanning a beam along the deposit material to form a bound material within the cavity and on the compressed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Leyi Zhu, Michael W. Degner, Feng Liang
  • Patent number: 11022960
    Abstract: A substrate production line including multiple substrate production machines arranged in a line; a shared folder in which an electronic file from each of the substrate production machines can be created and recognized; a substrate type grasping section on the substrate production machine furthest upstream in the line to grasp the type of the substrate; a file creating section on the substrate production machine other than the substrate production machine furthest downstream in the line to create in the shared folder a substrate type information file including substrate type information indicating the type of the substrate in accordance with unloading of the substrate; and a file recognizing section on the substrate production machine other than the substrate production machine furthest upstream in the line to recognize the substrate type information file created by the substrate production machine directly adjacent at the upstream side before the substrate is loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Tanizawa
  • Patent number: 10756552
    Abstract: An energy storage module includes a module housing, a positive polarity module terminal and a negative polarity module terminal accessible via an external surface of the housing, and a plurality of battery cells contained within the housing and coupled in series between the positive polarity terminal and a negative polarity terminal to form a battery cell string. A removable manual service disconnect (MSD) unit is physically coupled to the external surface of the housing and electrically coupled between at least one battery cell in the battery cell string and one of the module terminals. The MSD unit has at least a first MSD operating state to allow current conduction between the positive polarity module terminal and the negative polarity module terminal, and a second MSD operating state to prevent current conduction between the positive polarity module terminal and the negative polarity module terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth McClellan Rush, Darren Bawden Hickey, Keith Garrette Brown, Luca Tonini
  • Patent number: 10673053
    Abstract: A connector system for a battery module has a number of cell connectors of different successive cell connector types in order to form one or more electric contacts with one or more connections of one or more individual cells of the battery module, in particular for a power-transmitting tap in which each cell connector of a subsequent cell connector type is designed to electrically connect a larger number of connections of individual cells than the number of connections which can be connected by each cell connector of a preceding cell connector type. Each cell connector of a preceding cell connector type can be stacked and/or nested on a cell connector of a subsequent cell connector type in an assembly direction perpendicular to the main direction of extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tuncay Idikurt, Philip Kotter, Alexander Muck, Christian Zachar
  • Patent number: 10627929
    Abstract: An input terminal that includes a casing defining an opening; a holding member; a piezoelectric sensor; and an adhesive material adhering an outer peripheral edge portion of the holding member to an end edge portion of an opening of the casing. The adhesive material includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion and the second portion differ from each other in at least one of modulus of elasticity, thickness or width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kano, Kenichi Mori, Masamichi Ando, Hiroyuki Nakaji
  • Patent number: 10446356
    Abstract: A method of making printed circuit board vias using a double drilling and plating method is disclosed. A first hole is drilled in a core, the first hole having a first diameter. The first hole is filled and/or plated with an electrically conductive material. A circuit pattern may be formed on one or two conductive layers of the core. A multilayer structure may then be formed including a plurality of cores that also include pre-drilled and plated via holes, wherein at least some of the pre-drilled and plated via holes are aligned with the first hole. A second hole is then drilled within the first hole and the aligned pre-drilled and plated holes, the second hole having a second diameter where the second diameter is smaller than the first diameter. A conductive material is then plated to an inner surface of the second hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Iketani, Douglas Ward Thomas
  • Patent number: 10168743
    Abstract: A robust touch display apparatus utilizing adhesive as a shock absorber includes a cover lens, a touch module disposed under the cover lens, a display module disposed on a surface of the touch module away from the cover lens, a casing, and a protection frame. The casing receives the cover lens and supports the touch module and the display module. The protection frame is fixed on an outside surface of the casing. The protection frame faces a sidewall of the cover lens and the touch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Kuo, Kuo-Tung Liao, Chia-Jung Fan
  • Patent number: 10062883
    Abstract: There is provided a non-stop battery changing system that includes: a body connected to a moving body that is moved by power, having a seat on a side, and having locking grooves and a power terminal in the seat; a battery pack inserted in the seat of the body to supply power to the moving body, having locking protrusions sliding inward/outward, and having a battery terminal that comes in contact with the power terminal; and a pushing protrusion extending outward from a side of the battery pack in a mounting direction of the battery pack inserted in the seat by movement of the moving body, and unlocking the locking protrusions out of the locking grooves, when the battery pack used in the seat is replaced with another charged battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Youn Ho Choi, Oh Seok Kwon, Dong Ha Lee
  • Publication number: 20150144782
    Abstract: The invention provides interfaces between analytical instruments, e.g., between chromatography systems and mass spectrometers. In an exemplary embodiment, an ion source is provided for connecting a carbon dioxide-based chromatograph device to a mass spectrometer. The ion source includes a first conduit for receiving eluent from the chromatography device, a heater for heating at least a portion of said first conduit, a second conduit in fluid communication with the first conduit, an inlet for receiving eluent from said second conduit and introducing the eluent into an ion source region to form a plume of gas and/or liquid in the ion source region, and an ionization promoting inlet for injecting an ionization promoting fluid into the ion source region to interact with the plume to promote ionization of at least some of the plume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael O. Fogwill, Joseph D. Michienzi, James P. Murphy, Geoff C. Gerhardt
  • Publication number: 20150143688
    Abstract: A catheter is provided for medical ultrasound imaging that can be effectively used in combination with other imaging modalities to detect medical structures of interest as well as the catheter. Markers are added to the catheter with precision, which provides a means to merge the images from different modalities. Using a template, apertures for marker placement are formed in the catheter after creating the catheter housing. The ultrasound array may be used for accurate positioning of the template. Alternatively or additionally, a rigid insert with markers connects with the array. The insert holds the markers in place and may reduce artifacts in ultrasound scanning due to flexing of the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Lex J. Garbini, Wilko Gerwin Wilkening, Ricardo Espinosa
  • Patent number: 9032612
    Abstract: A mounting head 16 includes shaft members 23 respectively provided with suction nozzles 22, rotation driving motors 24 for individually conducting rotary movements of the shaft members 23, and vertical movement driving motors 25 which are arranged in a staggered arrangement in an opposite direction to a staggered arrangement of the shaft members 23, and adapted to individually conduct vertical movements of the shaft members 23. The rotation driving motors 24 directly drive the shaft members 23, and the vertical movement driving motors 25 move the shaft members 23 up and down, together with the rotation driving motors 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamamoto, Yutaka Kinoshita, Nobuhiro Nakai, Hiroyuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9027232
    Abstract: A cylindrical magnet assembly has at least one coil mounted on a former, assembled to a bore tube by a number of inserts within holes formed in a material of the former. Each insert can bear on a dished radially outer extremity of a radially-outwardly directed protrusion or each insert can bear on a radially outer concave surface of a radially-inwardly directed protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Plc.
    Inventor: Russell Peter Gore
  • Publication number: 20150122790
    Abstract: A groove portion is arranged, along a circumferential direction of a circular arc, in a cover portion of a circular rim portion. A heater wire is housed in the groove portion. An outer layer portion is arranged which covers the heater wire and the cover portion of the rim portion. With a simple configuration, a line of the heater wire is less likely to stand out on the outer layer portion to cover the cover portion of the rim portion and the heater wire. It is possible to ensure a good appearance and improve productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamada, Hiromitsu Harada, Nobutaka Uematsu, Akira Okita
  • Publication number: 20150122785
    Abstract: A process of producing a component includes providing a substrate having an electrically conductive surface in the form of an electrically conductive layer; subdividing the layer with the aid of a laser process into a first electrically autonomous region and a second electrically autonomous region, wherein an electrically insulating region is formed in the electrically conductive layer to electrically separate the electrically autonomous regions; forming an electrical potential difference between the first electrically autonomous region and the second electrically autonomous region; and applying an electrically charged substance or an electrically charged substance mixture onto the first electrically autonomous region and/or the second electrically autonomous region, wherein the electrically autonomous region and/or an amount of the applied electrically charged substance or of the electrically charged substance mixture are adjusted by the electrical potential difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Ion Stoll, Matthias Sabathil
  • Publication number: 20150113798
    Abstract: A live working robot for replacing insulator string comprises four parts including a locating mechanism, a clamping mechanism, a transmission mechanism and working condition indicating lamps. The robot is supported to operate in a horizontal plane by an insulating pole. The robot is hung in a vertical plane to support operation by an insulating rope. The locating mechanism can grip a socket accurately, which can be indicated in place by a horizontally positioned lamp and a vertically positioned lamp. The clamping mechanism can clamp a W-pin for disassembling and assembling. The transmission mechanism can transmit the clamping mechanism to clamp, release, advance and retreat the clamp. Placement and clamping of the clamp can be indicated with a clamping position lamp and a limiting lamp. The live working robot can replace the insulator string without the need of power cut, is in simple structure, works reliably and accurately and is time and labor saving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Junliu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9015930
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate holding unit that holds a pair of substrates that are aligned and layered, comprising a first holding member that holds one of the substrates; a plurality of members to be joined that are connected to the first holding member; a second holding member that holds the other of the substrates to face the one of the substrates; a plurality of joining members that exert an adhesion force on the members to be joined and are connected to the second holding member at positions corresponding to positions of the members to be joined; and an adhesion restricting section that restricts the adhesion force until the substrates are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hidehiro Maeda, Satoshi Katagiri
  • Patent number: 9015929
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting a preformed electrical bar conductor into a twisting device of the conductor, the apparatus comprising: a supply device that arranges the preformed bar conductor into a supply direction (X-X), the preformed bar conductor having two rectilinear arms that are parallel to each other and connected to each other by a curved portion; a transfer device that draws the conductor from the supply device into a grip position in which the conductor is arranged along the supply direction (X-X) and rotates it 90 degrees into an insertion position in which the conductor is arranged along an insertion direction (Y-Y), perpendicular to the supply direction (X-X) and parallel to a pocket on the twisting device; and an insertion device that inserts the conductor into the twisting device, the insertion device equipped with thrust means that move the conductor along the insertion direction (Y-Y) until the conductor is at least partially inserted in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Tecnomatic S.p.A.
    Inventor: Sante Guercioni
  • Publication number: 20150107092
    Abstract: A method and device for manufacturing a smart card inlay includes attaching a first and a second end of a single wire antenna to a single first substrate, fixing the wire antenna, aside from the first and second ends thereof, to a second substrate. The method further includes thereafter relocating the first substrate relative to the second substrate such that the first and second ends of the wire antenna are at locations on the second substrate suitable for connection to a chip module, thereafter connecting the first end and the second end to the chip module, and thereafter removing the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Oded Bashan, Guy Shafran, Tom Rahav
  • Publication number: 20150101187
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for orienting magnetic elements (14) for assembly on a flexible elongated core member (12) includes a plate (104) for supporting the magnetic elements (14). A plurality of magnetic positioning elements (150) are secured to the plate (104) and are configured to position and orient the magnetic elements (14) to facilitate assembly of the elements (14) on the core member (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Vastostar Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Erickson, Roger W. Frantz, Todd C. Jean, Mark G. Frantz
  • Patent number: 9003642
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method of and an apparatus for including: separating magnets and corresponding target plates; separating a lower support assembly from an upper retainer assembly of a thin-wafer handling system; and inserting or removing a thin wafer from the thin-wafer handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wienrich, Charles Singleton
  • Patent number: 8997336
    Abstract: A bonding device electrically bonds metallic surfaces through serrated metal teeth which embed into each metal surface as a fastener is tightened. A sealing material circumferentially outward and inward from the teeth create an air-tight and water-tight seal around the teeth, protecting the bonding location. The device can have an extended central collar extending axially from the through-hole in the center of the device, which will allow it to be installed in holes, or on a stud without the use of adhesives or other retaining methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Renewable Energy Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Strizki, Jason Snyder, James Strizki
  • Patent number: 8995114
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture includes a lamp housing and a separate compact junction box, which contains a power supply that drives the lamp and serves in part to divide the interior cavity of the junction box into two separate wiring compartments. The junction box has two end walls spaced along an axis and a releasably secured cover The lighting fixture is particularly suitable for retrofit installations, especially where small aperture downlights are desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Shawn A Wilcox
  • Patent number: 8991040
    Abstract: A reusable electronic circuit assembling system facilitates assembly and testing of electronic circuits. The system has at least one baseboard and one or more assembling blocks magnetically or mechanically attached to the baseboard. Each assembling block has at least two electrically connected conductive clips located separately in the opening holes of the assembly block. Discrete electronic components are connected by selectively inserting the electrodes of the to-be-connected electronic components into the clips of the assembling blocks. A complete circuit is constructed by attaching the above block-component assemblies on the baseboard and connecting them in accordance with the desired circuit diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 5eTek, LLC
    Inventor: Erli Chen