Means To Assemble Electrical Device Patents (Class 29/729)
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8984744
    Abstract: The present invention provides various aspects of support for a fabrication facility capable of routine placement and replacement of processing tools. Support aspects include support structure for processing tools, a clean environment carrier for a single substrate and a quick disconnect flange which facilities connecting and disconnect of electrical, liquid and gas utilities to a processing tool placed in the fabricator. Methods of installing processing tools and for producing substrates in this environment are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Futrfab, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Flitsch
  • Patent number: 8984743
    Abstract: An ejecting device includes a housing and a pushing mechanism received in the housing. The pushing mechanism includes a pushing component. The pushing component is movably secured to the housing for pushing an object. When the pushing mechanism is in a resisting state, the pushing component protrudes out of the housing to push the object. When the pushing mechanism is in an unresisting state, the pushing component retracts into the housing and disengages from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ting-Hui Deng
  • Patent number: 8973235
    Abstract: A pulling head work station for attaching the lugs of pulling heads to cables, so that the cables may be pulled simultaneously through a conduit. The pulling head work station includes staggered cable receiving jigs, each jig having two clamps to hold a corresponding cable in place during attachment of a pulling lug. A chop saw to cut the cables and a crimper to secure a pulling lug to each stripped end portion of a cable may be slidably mounted to a work surface of the work station. A wire stripper may be removably attached to the work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cerro Wire LLC
    Inventors: Douglas P. Henderson, Joshua K. Young, Jeffery D. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8966743
    Abstract: A device for changing the electrode of an electrode-holder tool of a welding device, with a first part configured to house an electrode-holder tool and including means to prevent the electrode-holder tool from moving, and a second part installed around the first part and covering the part of the electrode protruding outside the first part, where the second part can be separated from the first part by sliding along the electrode, and is able to rotate relative to the fixed part when it surrounds it, and where the second part is configured to tighten or untighten the mandrel and to attach the electrode and the second part, enabling it to be removed from the mandrel when the first part and the second part are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Areva NC
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Allard, Jean-Pierre Schwanck
  • Patent number: 8957626
    Abstract: A method for replacing a container of input energy for a drive motor of a motor vehicle including at least one iteration of a phase including the following: recognizing the type of container to be deposited; making, if needed, at least one tool suitable for the container type; using the at least one tool to take down the container; depositing the container; and using the at least one tool to mount a new container. The making at least one tool suitable for the container type includes dismantling, on the at least one tool, a first device for activating and deactivating a first mechanism for locking the container onto the motor vehicle and mounting, on the at least one tool, a second device for activating and deactivating a second mechanism for locking the container onto the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventor: Charles Lombarte
  • Patent number: 8950065
    Abstract: A combination component handling and connecting device connectable to a multi-axis robot for use in moving and connecting components and subassemblies includes a housing and an actuator fixedly connected to the housing. The actuator includes an actuating link movable from a first position to a second position. Connected to the actuating link is an end effector for concurrent movement with the actuating link. The component handling and connecting device includes a clamp having a first jaw and a second jaw. The second jaw is connected to the actuating link for selectively moving the second jaw toward the first jaw operative to engage a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Comau, Inc.
    Inventor: Velibor Kilibarda
  • Patent number: 8950064
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independence mounting mode or an alternation mounting mode, when device type changing operation is performed with change of the type of boards which are the mounted objects, if a tape feeder float detecting sensor (17) that is provided in proximity of an opening (19) through which a part of the body or the foreign object enters in the component supplying part is, detects a part of the body such as a finger (26) of the operator or the foreign object, operation of the component mounting mechanism which belong to the mounting lane opposite to the mounting lane to which the component supplying part, in which the optical sensor is provided, belongs is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8950060
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an electronic component forms with a high degree of accuracy a portion of an outer electrode on a main surface of a dielectric block. Light irradiated from a second main surface side is detected by a detector disposed on a first main surface side, thereby detecting the positions of first and second inner electrodes, and a conductive layer is formed in a portion on a first main surface, determined based on the detection result by the detector, thereby forming first portions of individual first and second outer electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironori Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 8943679
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing an antenna pattern frame includes a conveyor for conveying a radiator sheet including antenna radiators successively arranged thereon in a form of cells, the antenna radiators including respective antenna pattern portions for receiving an external signal, a bending mold for successively forming connection terminal portions in the radiator sheet that is being conveyed, by using a bending process, and an injection mold for injection-molding antenna frames such that the antenna pattern portions are placed on one set of respective sides of the radiator frames and the connection terminal portions are placed on another set of respective opposite sides of the radiator frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Kyu Lee, Jae Suk Sung, Sung Eun Cho, Dae Seong Jeon, Dae Ki Lim, Chan Gwang An, Ha Ryong Hong, Nam Il Seo
  • Patent number: 8943680
    Abstract: An electronic component manufacturing apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate such that a first surface of an electronic component chip is in contact with a first elastic layer of the first plate and a second surface of the electronic component chip is in contact with a second elastic layer of the second plate. The electronic component manufacturing apparatus further includes a planar movement mechanism configured to relatively move the first and second plates in a planar direction thereof and a vertical movement mechanism configured to move, in conjunction with the planar movement mechanism, the first and second plates in accordance with a turning path of the electronic component chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunori Ogata, Miyuki Mizukami
  • Publication number: 20150020382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for interchanging welding tips of a spot welding gun. According to the present invention, an apparatus for interchanging welding tips of a spot welding gun comprises: a post frame provided with a connection plate on a top surface; a tip-removal means coupled at a predetermined position on one side surface of the post frame; and a tip-setting means coupled to a top surface of the connection plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: KOREA T&M CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Hae Lee, Du-Hyeon Song, Joo-Hyun Lee
  • Publication number: 20150007432
    Abstract: A method of repairing damaged RJ-type connectors that have a broken latch includes providing a forward-facing connector latch arm replacement device. The device includes a dual-action T-piece having a T shaped distal end with a narrow waist section linking to the proximal end and a C-spring coupled to the proximal end whereby the C-spring enables selective deflection of the T-piece whereby the narrow waist selectively engages and disengages the locking lugs provided by the RJ-type connector plug. The C-spring further includes a base configured offset from and opposite to the distal end. The device also includes a means for coupling the connector latch replacement device to the RJ-type connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Tavinder S. Rehsi
  • Publication number: 20150004851
    Abstract: An insert made of electrically conducting material, insertable at least partly inside a seat on a first member, and connectable to a second member; the insert having a fastening member connectable electrically to a first electrically conducting area on the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Tiziano Marcon, Flavio Baroli, Luigi Bezzon, Roberto Gussoni, Enrico Puricelli, Simone Sotgiu
  • Publication number: 20150000114
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a field pole magnet body includes a reference jig having reference surfaces in a lengthwise direction, a width direction, and a thickness direction for positioning the plurality of cleaved and divided magnet fragments in an aligned state with their cleaved faces facing each other; a lengthwise direction pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments from the lengthwise direction in which they are arranged to the lengthwise direction reference surface in order to align the magnet fragments in the lengthwise direction; a width direction pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments from the width direction of the magnet fragments to the width direction reference surface to align them in the width direction; and a thickness pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments from the thickness direction of the magnet fragments to the thickness direction reference surface to align them in the thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yasushi Matsushita, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Kimio Nishimura, Kazuhiro Takaichi, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Kunitomo Ishiguro
  • Publication number: 20140370757
    Abstract: The electric connector includes an electrically insulative housing, and a terminal having an engagement section and inserted into a terminal space formed in the housing in a direction from a rear towards a front of the housing, the housing including a lance protruding in the housing towards an axis of the terminal space, and being able to engage to and disengage from the engagement section of the terminal, a resilient support resiliently supporting the lance such that the lance is able to move away from the axis, and a path through which a jig for disengaging the lance from the engagement section is inserted into the housing through a front of the housing towards the lance along the engagement section, the resilient support being formed with a slit communicating with the path and extending towards the lance from an entrance of the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Masaru SENMYOU
  • Publication number: 20140360009
    Abstract: A manufacturing device for a field pole magnet body includes a reference jig having reference surfaces in the lengthwise direction, width direction, and thickness direction for positioning a plurality of cleaved and divided magnet fragments in an aligned state. The manufacturing device further includes a first pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the thickness direction reference surface from the thickness direction of a magnet body to align them in the thickness direction, and a second pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the width direction reference surface from the width direction of the magnet body to align them in the width direction. An operational axis line of a pressing part of at least one of the first and second pressing means is arranged to be tilted such that it approaches the lengthwise direction reference surface at the side that abuts the magnet fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Matsushita, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Kimio Nishimura, Kazuhiro Takaichi, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Kunitomo Ishiguro
  • Publication number: 20140360011
    Abstract: A device for installing and uninstalling a battery on an underside of an electric or hybrid vehicle, the underside of the vehicle lying within a first substantially horizontal plane. The device includes a lift table that vertically moves an engaging member capable of engaging with the underside of the vehicle. The engaging member is moved by the table to mechanically engage with the underside of the vehicle, the underside of the member then being arranged in a second substantially horizontal plane in a state in which, due to a relative inclination between the first and second plane, the engaging member cannot engage with the underside of the vehicle. The lift table is raised using at least two cables, the elasticity of which makes it possible to compensate for the relative inclination of the two planes to enable the engaging member to engage with the underside of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Gilles Mulato, Florent Jardel, Alain Bachir
  • Publication number: 20140356670
    Abstract: A battery system for electrical devices, a battery, a battery loading system may be provided. The battery system may comprise a battery container with an inlet channel for a serially inserting multiple batteries with substantially identical shape into the battery container, and a battery holder with a holding mechanism to selectively hold the inserted battery. For each of the battery holders, electrical connectors for connecting the inserted batteries may be available. An ejection may be possible via an outlet channel and an ejection mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: WALTER HAUG, Stefan Letz, Roland Seiffert
  • Patent number: 8898888
    Abstract: A system for the manufacture of an end effector assembly which is configured for use with an electrosurgical instrument configured for performing an electrosurgical procedure is provided. The system includes a photolithography module that is configured to etch one or more pockets on a seal surface of the seal plate. A vacuum module is configured to raise, transfer and lower a spacer from a location remote from the pocket(s) on the seal plate to the pocket on the seal plate(s). An adhesive dispensing module is configured to dispense an adhesive into the pocket on the seal plate. An optical module is configured to monitor a volume of the adhesive dispensed within the pocket and monitor placement of the spacer within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kim V. Brandt, Allan G. Aquino
  • Publication number: 20140345118
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for enabling installation of antennas in a cost effective and efficient manner. The methods and systems disclosed herein provide a hollow pole and an elevating mechanism, wherein the elevating mechanism can be used to position antenna equipment located in one or more capsules attached to the elevating mechanism. The antenna equipment may be attached to a removable power source located in the capsule or to a non-removable power source located at the base of the hollow pole. Additionally, the antenna equipment may also be attached to communications equipment adapted to communicate with one or more communications networks. In an embodiment disclosed herein, the capsules may be adapted to rotate around a one or more axis in response to received commands and/or in accordance with instructions stored on a memory module attached to the capsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 8893374
    Abstract: Method and Apparatus are provided for automatically disposing plural wires along predetermined trajectories, wherein the plural wires extend from coils wound in slots of dynamoelectric machine cores. Plural wires forming leads are located in predetermined positions and caused to extend along predetermined directions by means of manipulating equipment and tooling which operates automatically. In addition, the equipment and tooling cause the plural wires to become twisted and cut to form portions for connection to terminals. The tooling is provided with reference surfaces and seats which are used to bend the plural wires along the predetermined trajectories and to provide a position constraint for the portions becoming twisted. Apparatus can be provided for positioning portions of a plurality of restraining members in the spacing existing between the bridges of the coils and the end faces of a dynamo electric machine core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: ATOP S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Ponzio, Gianfranco Stratico, Rubino Corbinelli, Paolo Nesti
  • Patent number: 8893369
    Abstract: A packaging structure for assembling to a printed circuit board (PCB) comprises a captive screw having a screw head, a threaded shank and a sleeve; and a fixture pressing against the screw head for a part of the threaded shank to expose from a distal end of the sleeve, and clamping the fixture on the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Ting-Jui Wang
  • Patent number: 8887379
    Abstract: A coaxial connector for interconnection with a coaxial cable with a solid outer conductor by friction welding is provided with a monolithic connector body with a bore dimensioned for an interference fit with an outer diameter of the outer conductor. A friction groove may be formed around the leading end of the outer conductor by application of a friction weld support against the inner diameter and leading end of the outer conductor. The friction groove may include a material chamber formed between a radial friction protrusion of the bore and a bottom of the friction groove. The friction weld support may be provided with ceramic surfaces contacting the outer conductor, a stop shoulder dimensioned to abut a cable end of the bore and/or an elastic insert seated within an inner conductor bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Kendrick Van Swearingen, Ronald Alan Vaccaro, James P Fleming
  • Patent number: 8881384
    Abstract: When performing the device type changing operation with the change of the board type to undergo mounting, the component mounting device, which has a first mounting lane and a second mounting lane and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independent mounting mode or an alternate mounting mode, moves a mounting head of the mounting lane to and thereafter positions and fixes to a previously-set predetermined withdraw position [P] where entry of a portion of a body of an operator by way of an opening (19) formed in a protective cover (18a) can be prevented and where safety of the operator is not impaired even if a mounting head of a mounting lane on the other side has undergone collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8881390
    Abstract: A process for installing electrical box, wiring, and receptacles or switch simultaneously that allows electricians to perform all 3 tasks at one time without the need to return to install receptacles or switch after wallboard is installed comprises: Housing with built-in laser guide and attached magnetic spacers for metal studs or wooden studs that allow for correct alignment of receptacle or switch for applicable wallboard thickness used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Frank DiLorenzo
  • Patent number: 8881369
    Abstract: Methods for using a reusable quick release fastener system include engaging and disengaging fastening devices composed of elastomers or shape memory polymers and their composites wherein the fastening devices may be of any number of geometrical shapes such that the mating geometries of each device are compatible with one another. The fastening devices provide an easy and near silent closure mechanism for a container, for example. Thus, the methods for using reusable quick release fastener systems including the fastening devices made of elastomers or shape memory polymers can be used to attach one part to another or to quietly close a pocket, box, or other container, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Brandon Charles Kirby, Kristin Marie Cable, Teresa Ellen Havens, Jason Michael Hermiller
  • Patent number: 8881383
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which includes a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and for which an independence mounting mode and an alternation mounting mode are selectable, a first limited movable area (R1A) and a first limited movable area (R1B) in which the movements in the horizontal direction of a first mounting head (13A) and a second mounting head (13B) of the mounting lanes are permitted in the independence mounting mode, are set as areas different from second limited movable areas in the alternation mounting mode, to prevent the mounting head of the mounting lane which is continuously operating from entering into the area of the mounting lanes for which the device type changing operation is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8881380
    Abstract: There is provided a component mounting apparatus, which includes: a nozzle which sucks a component; a nozzle supporting member, on which the nozzle is installed, which moves in a vertical direction with respect to an upper surface of a substrate on which the component sucked at the nozzle is mounted; an optical system which captures an image of a leading edge portion of the nozzle where the component is sucked in a component mounting operation, from a side direction, such that an optical axis of the optical system is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to a sucking surface of the nozzle; and an analyzer which analyzes the image of the leading edge portion to determine whether a sucking state of the component sucked by the nozzle is normal or abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hatase Takayuki
  • Patent number: 8875386
    Abstract: An HSA transport comb includes an alignment pin extending from the comb body into a tooling hole of the actuator arm, and a separator finger in contact with a suspension assembly of an HGA with the transport comb in a second angular orientation with respect to the actuator arm, but not in a first angular orientation. The transport comb includes a restraining tower extending into a mass-reduction opening of the actuator arm. The restraining tower includes a first lobe that fits within the mass-reduction opening with the transport comb in the first angular orientation, but not with the transport comb in the second angular orientation. The restraining tower also includes a first neck that fits within the mass-reduction opening with the transport comb in either angular orientation, and has a neck height that is greater than the actuator arm thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory G. Foisy