Assembling Electrical Component Directly To Terminal Or Elongated Conductor Patents (Class 29/854)
  • Patent number: 10797039
    Abstract: A semiconductor device has a first substrate and a second substrate. An opening is formed through the second substrate. A first semiconductor component and second semiconductor component are disposed between the first substrate and second substrate. The second substrate is electrically coupled to the first substrate through the first semiconductor component. A first terminal of the first semiconductor component is electrically coupled to the first substrate. A second terminal of the first semiconductor component is electrically coupled to the second substrate. The second semiconductor component extends into the opening. An encapsulant is deposited over the first substrate and second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: DeokKyung Yang, OhHan Kim, HeeSoo Lee, HunTeak Lee, InSang Yoon, Il Kwon Shim
  • Patent number: 10639091
    Abstract: A jaw member for an electrosurgical instrument is manufactured by providing a jaw housing (18) having a longitudinal jaw section (19), and an electrically conductive plate (1). The electrically conductive plate is placed into a mould, and a first flowable insulating material (15) is injected into the mould such that the flowable material (15) forms one or more stop members (16) that project a predetermined distance from the electrically conductive plate. The jaw housing (18) and the electrically conductive plate (1) are then placed into a second mould, and a second flowable material (25) is injected into the mould to secure the electrically conductive plate (1) to the jaw housing (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Lewis Meurig Jones
  • Patent number: 10461002
    Abstract: An electronic module is provided, including an electronic element and a strengthening layer formed on a side surface of the electronic element but not formed on an active surface of the electronic element so as to strengthen the structure of the electronic module. Therefore, the electronic element is prevented from being damaged when the electronic module is picked and placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lu-Yi Chen, Chang-Lun Lu, Shih-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 10179555
    Abstract: A method for making electrical connection to a mirror reflective element for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly includes providing a mirror reflective element having a front substrate and a rear substrate with an electro-optic medium disposed therebetween and in contact with a transparent conductive coating and a third surface reflector. A metallic electrical connector is provided that includes an attachment portion and a wire receiving portion. An electrical wire is inserted in the wire receiving portion such that at least one tang of the wire receiving portion engages the electrical wire to secure the electrical wire in the wire receiving portion and to make electrically-conductive connection with the electrical wire. The attachment portion is attached at the front or rear substrate to attach the electrical connector at the mirror reflective element such that the attachment portion electrically conductively connects to the transparent conductive coating or the third surface reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: John T. Uken, Michael J. Baur, Ian A. McCabe, Hamid Habibi
  • Patent number: 10153576
    Abstract: In an imaging device, an electric connection is achieved in which a pressing force of a terminal of a substrate-side connector does not act on a substrate stored in a housing. Harness connection terminals have inner-surface contact pieces each shaped like a flat plate and extending along an inner peripheral surface of a cylindrical peripheral wall of a rear housing. Terminals of a connector have press contact portions in press contact with the inner-surface contact pieces in a radial direction of the cylindrical peripheral wall. The pressing force of the press contact portions acts in the radial direction of the cylindrical peripheral wall, but does not act in the plate thickness direction of the substrate. This avoids warpage of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Tetsuma Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10109426
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a film capacitor, including: a capacitor core; a positive electrode busbar; a negative electrode busbar, superposed with and insulated from the positive electrode busbar; a first electrode terminal, connected to the positive electrode busbar; a second electrode terminal, connected to the negative electrode busbar; a first connection sheet connected to the positive electrode busbar and provided with a first connection terminal connected to the capacitor core; and a second connection sheet, opposed to the first connection sheet, connected to the negative electrode busbar and provided with a second connection terminal connected to the capacitor core, wherein the capacitor core is disposed between the first connection sheet and the second connection sheet; the first connection sheet, the first connection terminal and the positive electrode busbar are integrally formed; and the second connection sheet, the second connection terminal and the negative electrode busbar are integrally
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Zhongzheng Liu, Siyuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10098689
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a jaw member of a surgical forceps includes forming a jaw frame having a distal jaw support. The method also includes forming an electrically-conductive defining an aperture having a first diameter, forming a stop member including a body having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter and a shoulder having a third diameter greater than the first diameter. The method also includes inserting the stop member into the aperture such that the body extends through the aperture and the shoulder abuts a portion of the electrically-conductive plate surrounding the aperture, and overmolding an outer housing about at least a portion of the jaw frame, electrically-conductive plate, and stop member to secure the jaw frame, electrically-conductive plate, and stop member to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Purvish Soni
  • Patent number: 10103502
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a connector capable of stably holding a holder in a housing and improving quality. A connector includes a capacitor (70) serving as an electrical component, terminals (50A, 50B) to be connected to the capacitor (70), a holder (30) for holding the terminals (50A, 50B) and the capacitor (70), and a housing (10) into which the holder (30) holding the terminals (50A, 50B) and the capacitor (70) is to be inserted. The terminal (50A) includes correcting portions (56) for correcting the inclination of the holder (30) in the housing (10) by coming into contact with the housing (10) from inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 10093537
    Abstract: A method of forming at least one Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) includes forming a beam structure and an electrode on an insulator layer, remote from the beam structure. The method further includes forming at least one sacrificial layer over the beam structure, and remote from the electrode. The method further includes forming a lid structure over the at least one sacrificial layer and the electrode. The method further includes providing simultaneously a vent hole through the lid structure to expose the sacrificial layer and to form a partial via over the electrode. The method further includes venting the sacrificial layer to form a cavity. The method further includes sealing the vent hole with material. The method further includes forming a final via in the lid structure to the electrode, through the partial via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Russell T. Herrin, Jeffrey C. Maling, Anthony K. Stamper
  • Patent number: 10084110
    Abstract: In a wafer bonding process, one or both of two wafer substrates are scored prior to bonding. By creating slots in the substrate, the wafer's characteristics during bonding are similar to that of a thinner wafer, thereby reducing potential warpage due to differences in CTE characteristics associated with each of the wafers. Preferably, the slots are created consistent with the singulation/dicing pattern, so that the slots will not be present in the singulated packages, thereby retaining the structural characteristics of the full-thickness substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marc Andre De Samber, Eric Cornelis Egbertus Van Grunsven, Roy Antoin Bastiaan Engelen
  • Patent number: 10039590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector (1), a medical instrument and a method for manufacturing a medical instrument (2) according to the present invention. The connector comprises an alignment element (4) for receiving an end portion of at least one of the arms (3) of the instrument (2), thereby to align the arm (3) or arms (3) relative to the alignment element (4); and a housing element (7), in particular a bushing element, for receiving and holding the alignment element (4), wherein the alignment element (4) is insertable into the housing element (7). The medical instrument (2) comprises a connector (1) according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sutter Medizintechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Weitkamp
  • Patent number: 9907171
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board installed on a substrate in a display device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ducksu Oh, Sung Soo Park, Minsoo Kang
  • Patent number: 9877660
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to methods and systems for determining a pressure gradient across a lesion of a vessel without requiring the use of a pharmacological hyperemic agent. A measurement system includes at least an injection catheter and a pressure-sensing instrument or guidewire slidingly disposed through the catheter, the pressure-sensing guidewire including at least one pressure sensor configured to obtain a pressure measurement for use in determining the pressure gradient across the lesion. The catheter is configured to deliver or inject a non-pharmacological fluid, such as saline or blood, across the lesion in order to increase a flow rate there-through, thereby simulating hyperemia without the use of a pharmacological hyperemic agent. Once an increased flow rate that simulates hyperemia is achieved, the pressure sensor of the pressure-sensing guidewire may be utilized to measure the pressure gradient across the lesion in order to assess the severity of the lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular Galway
    Inventors: Barry O'Connell, Colm Connolly, H. Allan Steingisser
  • Patent number: 9867980
    Abstract: An implantable electrode paddle is adapted to receive an electrical signal from a medical device and generate an electrical field to stimulate selected body tissue. The paddle includes a housing including walls that define an interior space and a plurality of windows formed through at least a first one of the walls for transmitting the electrical field to the body tissue, an electrode array including a plurality of electrode groups, each electrode group including at least two electrodes individually secured in a respective window and spaced between about 0.1 mm and about 10 mm apart, and a plurality of wires, each of the wires being coupled to a respective electrode and routed within the interior space to receive the electrical signal. A lead assembly and an implantable medical device can include the paddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth T. Heruth, Mark Holle, James Skakoon
  • Patent number: 9772247
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a sensor chip that detects a pressure of a pressure medium; and a case that accommodates the sensor chip and has an inlet port connected with the outside, the case having a pressure inlet portion surrounding the inlet port. The pressure inlet portion is configured from: a front wall placed forward of the case with a clearance; a top wall and a pair of side walls, each which is connected to the front wall; and an opening introducing the pressure medium into the inlet port from a lower position with respect to the inlet port. The top wall is connected to the side walls and angled in entirety toward an upper position with respect to the inlet port. The front wall has an opening end configuring the opening, the opening end being recessed toward the top wall in an arc shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Toshikazu Itakura
  • Patent number: 9485857
    Abstract: A flat panel display apparatus for reducing a bezel size and a method for manufacturing the same. The flat panel display apparatus includes a lower substrate having a display area and a peripheral area surrounding the display area, an upper substrate corresponding to the lower substrate, a sealing member disposed along the peripheral area of the lower substrate and bonding the lower substrate and the upper substrate, a first flexible layer disposed on a surface of the lower substrate in a direction facing the upper substrate, in the peripheral area of the lower substrate, the first flexible layer extending to an outside of the lower substrate, and a first wiring disposed between the lower substrate and the sealing member and extending to the outside of the lower substrate and along the first flexible layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Jin Park, Bum-Soo Kam, Ha-Young Park, Gil-Hwan Yeo
  • Patent number: 9444186
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a blind mating and floating RF connector assembly with low intermodulation, comprising a first connecting device and a second connecting device, wherein the first connecting device comprises a first guide portion and the second connecting device comprises a second guide portion adapted for mating with the first guide portion, wherein the first connecting device has a slotted configuration and is provided, at an end, with a boss projecting radially outwards and the second connecting device is provided with a corresponding inner engaging groove being capable of radially abutting the boss, wherein the second connecting device comprises a fixed mount unit and a floating unit, the floating unit being capable of moving radially and axially relative to the fixed mount unit, in such a way that a plurality of pairs of the first connecting device and the second connecting device can be quickly connected simultaneously via a quick blind mating operation when the first connecting device an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hongjuan An, Yujun Dai, MuLan Haung
  • Patent number: 9409031
    Abstract: Medical devices include stimulation and/or sensing circuitry that is interconnected to electrical components by a flexible circuit body having exposed portions of circuit traces that are attached to electrical contacts of the electrical components. Each circuit trace may span a separate window formed in an insulative body of the flexible circuit body, or a plurality of circuit traces may span a single window or may be freely extending from the insulative body. The exposed portion of the circuit trace may be plated with a conductive metal and then attached to the electrical contact of the electrical component. The flexible circuit body may be an extension from a flexible electrical circuit board containing the circuit. The circuit may be present on a circuit board that includes electrical contacts and where the flexible circuit body has exposed portions of circuit traces attached to the electrical contacts of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald G. Lindner, William C. Phillips, Dominique Piguet, Daniel T. Pyne, Micah A. Litow, James Strom, Mark G. Wosmek
  • Patent number: 9395321
    Abstract: A biosensor and a method for recognizing a liquid sample are provided, which can recognize whether a sample is introduced by recognizing an inside of a sample introduction channel through measurement of capacitance. The biosensor includes an upper plate and a lower plate facing each other, a middle plate interposed between the upper plate and the lower plate to form a sample introduction channel through a recess portion, a working electrode and an auxiliary electrode formed in the sample introduction channel, a sample recognition electrode formed on an outside of the sample introduction channel in a position that corresponds to the sample introduction channel, and a capacitance measurement portion electrically connected to any one of the working electrode and the auxiliary electrode and the sample recognition electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: THE BIO CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Young Tae Lee, Seung Ro Lee
  • Patent number: 9373923
    Abstract: A process of producing electrically conductive pathways within additively manufactured parts and similar parts made by plastic extrusion nozzles. The process allows for a three-dimensional part having both conductive and non-conductive portions and allows for such parts to be manufactured in a single production step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: John T. Bobbitt, III
  • Patent number: 9340166
    Abstract: An interior panel, for use in a vehicle that includes a plurality of electrical devices and a vehicle component frame, includes printed electrical connection means for connecting the electrical devices in the vehicle and a substrate layer that has an inner surface directed towards the vehicle component frame. The electrical connection means are printed on the inner surface of the substrate layer using an electrically conductive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Motus Integrated Technologies
    Inventors: Dennis J. VanHouten, Christopher S. Kring, Ben Sapak, Jack L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9248611
    Abstract: Items may be packaged for shipping or storage using additive manufacturing techniques, also known as three dimensional (3-D) printing. Packages made by such processes may be referred to as 3-D printed packages and may include packing material printed at least partially around the item(s) and/or an outer cover printed about at least a portion of an exterior of the packing material and/or the item(s). A packaging system may include a 3-D printer and a computing device communicatively coupled to the 3-D printer. The computing device may obtain a packaging model describing a package for one or more items. A print module of the computing device may include instructions to print the package at least partially about the item(s) according to the packaging model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: David A. Divine, David S. Thompson, Shay C. Colson
  • Patent number: 9253884
    Abstract: A system comprises an article comprising one or more fabric layers, a plurality of electronic devices, each being incorporated into or onto one of the one or more fabric layers, and one or more communication links between two or more of the plurality of electronic devices. Each of the plurality of electronic devices can comprise a flexible substrate coupled to the fabric layer, one or more metallization layers deposited on the flexible substrate, and one or more electronic components electrically coupled to the one or more metallization layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Jezewski, Ravi Pillarisetty, Brian Doyle
  • Patent number: 9241415
    Abstract: A flexible electrical circuit assembly for a motor vehicle includes a first flexible substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface. The flexible electrical circuit assembly also includes a second flexible substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface. The first surface of the second flexible substrate abuttingly joins with the second surface of the first flexible substrate. A flexible circuit member is arranged between the first and second flexible substrates. The flexible circuit member includes an input end and an output end. A first connector is electrically connected to the input end of the flexible circuit member. The first connector is configured and disposed to electrically connect with a source of electrical energy. A second connector is electrically connected to the output end of the flexible circuit member. The second connector is configured to electrically connect with an electrical component in the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Shawn G. Quinn, Doru N. Serban, Khristopher S. Lee
  • Patent number: 9236667
    Abstract: In a connection structure, electric wire includes an inclined sheath section between an exposed core wire section and a whole circumferential sheath section. In the inclined sheath section, an end surface of the insulating sheath on one end side in a longitudinal direction inclines in a direction intersecting the longitudinal direction and thereby a portion of the core wire is exposed. Each of crimping pieces of a terminal has a core wire crimping section that crimps the exposed core wire section, a whole circumferential sheath crimping section that crimps the whole circumferential sheath section, and an inclined sheath crimping section that crimps the inclined sheath section. The terminal is crimped to the electric wire so that the end surface of the inclined sheath section faces a base plate section of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Tomohiko Shimizu, Tetsuya Sekino
  • Patent number: 9093515
    Abstract: A method for bonding a wire to a substrate includes forming a wire ball at a working tip of a capillary and contacting the wire ball to a substrate via the capillary. The method also includes driving a protrusion at the working tip of the capillary into contact with a region of the substrate surrounding the wire ball. A capillary for wire bonding includes a working face, an annular chamfer section, and a cylindrical bore offsetting the annular chamfer section from the working face. A capillary for wire bonding includes a capillary body comprising a working tip having a working face. The capillary body defines an axial passage extending from the working face along a longitudinal axis of the capillary. The axial passage includes a cylindrical bore extending internally from the working face, and a first annular chamfer having a major diameter defined by the cylindrical bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent Uehling, Ilko Schmadlak
  • Patent number: 9054367
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery assembly is disclosed. The rechargeable battery assembly holds rechargeable battery cells. The battery cells are oriented so as to have all of the positive terminals at the one end of the assembly and the negative terminals at the other end. The positive and negative terminals are respectively connected together by positive and negative tabs, which have connection holes substantially equidistant from each of the positive and negative terminals of the battery cells. In some embodiments, multiple assemblies are connected to form a battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Bae Song, Chang-Kwon Jung
  • Publication number: 20150148693
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a guidewire system for treating a patient includes an internal sensor mount having a body and a first cutout extending through a wall of the body; a core wire secured to the internal sensor mount; a sensor assembly for detecting a physiological characteristic of a patient secured to the internal sensor mount; an external housing disposed about the internal sensor mount and including an opening in communication with the cutout of the internal sensor mount; a proximal flexible member secured to at least one of the internal sensor mount and the external housing; a first distal flexible member secured to at least one of the internal sensor mount and the external housing; and at least one conductor electrically coupled to the sensor assembly and extending proximally beyond the internal sensor mount through the proximal flexible member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: David H. Burkett
  • Publication number: 20150145562
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a load detection circuit may include a first circuit configured to control a first transistor to form a load current to a load in a first operating mode of the load detection circuit, a second circuit configured to be coupled to form at least a portion of the load current in a second operating mode of the load detection circuit, and a detection circuit configured to detect the control electrode of the first transistor having a value that is less than a threshold value of the first transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sam VERMEIR, Leo AICHRIEDLER
  • Publication number: 20150146449
    Abstract: A vehicle light apparatus is described herein that can be used to increase the visibility profile of a vehicle. The apparatus includes a base adapted to connect to a vehicle frame; a power supply; and an elongated light source supported by the base and coupled to the power supply. The elongated light source can extend above the vehicle frame with respect to a surface the vehicle is to traverse thereon. The elongated light source can also be configured to move upon experiencing pressure (e.g., from a rider's leg) and, upon removal of said pressure, return to its original position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Erik Dillon FREISER
  • Publication number: 20150146372
    Abstract: A system includes a chassis, first and second blade servers, and a scalability device. Each blade server is securable within the chassis and includes a scalability port, cam handle for selectively securing the blade server in the chassis, and handle latch for selectively latching the cam handle in a closed position, and lockout mechanism moveable into a position that blocks the handle latch in a latched position. The scalability device includes first and second scalability connectors, wherein positioning the scalability device so that the first scalability connector is coupled to a scalability port of the first blade server and the second scalability connector is coupled to a scalability port of the second blade server causes each lockout mechanism to move into the position that blocks the handle latches in the latched position. Accordingly, the scalability device must be removed before either of the blade servers can be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. French, JR., Walter A. Goodman, Edward J. McNulty, Glenn E. Myrto
  • Publication number: 20150140385
    Abstract: A battery pack for a use with a powered surgical tool. The battery pack may include a housing with an outer wall and opposing first and second ends. The housing may include an elongated shape that extends between the first and second ends. A first member may extend across the first end of the housing and include a first aperture, and a second end member may extend across the second end of the housing and may include a second aperture. A passage may extend through the housing with a first end that aligns with the first aperture and a second end that aligns with the second aperture. The housing may be sized for a plurality of storage locations positioned between the first and second members and around the passage, and each of the storage locations may be configured to store a power cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas V. McGahan, Jeetendra S. Bharadwaj, Bradley E. Steele
  • Publication number: 20150137636
    Abstract: A motor controller and a production method thereof are provided to be capable of lowering the stress applied to joint parts of terminals and a board as much as possible, even if a thermal load or external force is applied to the connector, and in addition, capable of achieving a sufficient coupling strength when arranged in proximity to the electric motor. In the motor controller, there are provided: a first securing section (56a) and a second securing section (56b) configured to secure a connector (50) to the case (20) at an outer circumference of a connector housing (53) of the connector (50); and a positioning section (58) configured to position the connector (50) to the case (20), when the connector (50) is inserted into the connector receiving depression section (22a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Masakazu Morimoto, Tadayoshi Osakabe, Osamu Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9032608
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing at least one mechanical-electrical energy conversion system including multiple individual parts, and a mechanical-electrical energy conversion, multiple different individual parts are positioned in an assembly device and joined in joining areas assigned to the individual parts in the assembly device, the individual parts including at least one piezoelectric element, one support structure and one seismic mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Franz Laermer, Thorsten Pannek, Ralf Reichenbach, Marian Keck
  • Publication number: 20150128413
    Abstract: A three-dimensional neural probe electrode array system is described. Planar probes are microfabricated and electrically connected to flexible micro-machined ribbon cables using a rivet bonding technique. The distal end of each cable is connected to a probe with the proximal end of the cable being customized for connection to a printed circuit board. Final assembly consists of combining multiple such assemblies into a single structure. Each of the two-dimensional neural probe arrays is positioned into a micro-machined platform that provides mechanical support and alignment for each array. Lastly, a micro-machined cap is placed on top of each neural electrode probe and cable assembly to protect them from damage during shipping and subsequent use. The cap provides a relatively planar surface for attachment of a computer controlled inserter for precise insertion into the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: RIO J. VETTER, Jamille Farraye Hetke, David S. Pellinen, Bencharong Suwarato, Kc Kong
  • Publication number: 20150133922
    Abstract: A device comprising: a handpiece having one or more attachment ports; a tubeset having one or more attachment features for connecting the tubeset to the one or more attachment ports in the handpiece; a removable tip having an attachment arm for attaching to the one or more attachment ports in the handpiece; wherein the device comprises one or more of the following: the handpiece includes an attachment port that attaches the handpiece to an active lead and a return lead and the device is adapted to use only the active lead or both leads so that the device can switch between bi-polar energy and mono-polar energy; the tubeset has one or more fluid conduits that are in fluid communication with the removable tip, wherein the removable tip is located at a distal end of the device; and the handpiece connects to one or more electrical input lines; the tubeset connects to one or more fluid lines, and the removable tip is free of direct connection to both the one or more electrical input lines and the one or more fluid
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Gyrus ACMI, Inc. d.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America
    Inventors: Kevin C. Edwards, Jay A. Casey, Peter Y. Wong, Allen C. Palmer
  • Publication number: 20150131701
    Abstract: A thermocouple including first and second thermoelements arranged to define a hot junction and a cold junction. A thermometer is coupled to at least one of the first and second thermoelements to measure the temperature of said cold junction independent of electronics used for conditioning a signal of said thermocouple. The thermoelements may be thick film elements coupled to a substrate. The thermometer may also be coupled to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Kayvan Hedayat
  • Patent number: 9027242
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical device comprises the steps of providing a substrate, providing an electrical component on the substrate, providing a first electrical contact on the substrate that is electrically connected to the electrical component, and providing an electrochemical cell on or integrating the substrate for providing electrical energy to said electrical component. The electrochemical cell comprises at least one electrochemical layer comprising a cured or dried ink and a first electrode contact electrically connected to said at least one electrochemical layer. The method further includes the step of securing the electrochemical cell to the substrate through an electrically conductive connection that provides both a structural connection and an electrical connection between the first electrical contact and the first electrode contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Blue Spark Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary R. Tucholski
  • Patent number: 9027241
    Abstract: A method of assembling a medical electrical lead. The method comprises providing a modular connector assembly including three contacts coupled to three contact conductors, selecting a lead body assembly from a group of different lead body assemblies which includes a first lead body assembly having only two conductors for and a second lead body assembly having three conductors; and coupling each of the conductors of the selected lead body assembly with a corresponding contact conductor of the modular connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Mehdizadeh, Thomas C. Bischoff, Scott J. Robinson, Eric M. Stetz, James W. Millin
  • Publication number: 20150121972
    Abstract: A washing machine includes a casing, a tub installed within the casing, a cover coupled to the top of the casing and having an opening for introduction of laundry, a control panel attached to the cover to enable selection of a washing mode, and a lower electric component located below the tub, such as a drive device. The washing machine may be manufactured to further include an integrated wire harness having one side coupled to the control panel and the other side coupled to the lower electric component for transmission of an electrical signal, and a guide provided at an upper edge of the casing such that the wire harness is fixed to and extends along the guide. The integrated wire harness may achieve reduction of manufacturing costs and prevent fire of the washing machine due to insulation breakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Kyoung Sup KIM, Jong Gun KIM, Moon Jong KIM, Hyun Gyu KIM, Young Seong CHEON
  • Patent number: 9025343
    Abstract: A telecommunication distribution box includes a housing and an electrical component mounted in the housing. A cover plate is movably connected to the housing and is movable between open and closed positions. A lip extends outwardly from the cover plate. The lip covers the electrical component when the cover plate is in the closed position to prevent accessing and removing the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Kent Lebo, David Owen Corp
  • Patent number: 9025337
    Abstract: A wireless module includes a wireless signal transceiver and a transferring unit. The wireless module is assembled to a connector unit after the wireless signal transceiver is assembled to the transferring unit. Therefore, the connector unit transmits and receives wireless signals through the wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Publication number: 20150118391
    Abstract: A thermal management circuit material comprises a thermally conductive metallic core substrate, metal oxide dielectric layers on both sides of the metallic core substrate, electrically conductive metal layers on the metal oxide metal oxide dielectric layers, and at least one through-hole via filled with an electrically conductive metal-containing core element connecting at least a portion of each of the electrically conductive metal layers, wherein the containing walls of the through-hole via are covered by a metal oxide dielectric layer connecting at least a portion of the metal oxide dielectric layers on opposite sides of the metallic core substrate. Also disclosed are methods of making such circuit materials, comprising forming metal oxide dielectric layers by oxidative conversion of a surface portion of the metallic core substrate. Articles having a heat-generating electronic device such as an HBLED mounted in the circuit material are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Brett W. Kilhenny
  • Publication number: 20150118870
    Abstract: Embodiments related to integrated circuit (IC) connectors are described. In some embodiments, an IC assembly may include an IC package substrate, an intermediate member, and a male connector. The IC package substrate may have first signal contacts on a top or bottom surface, and the bottom surface may have second signal contacts for coupling with a socket on a circuit board. The intermediate member may have a first end coupled to the first signal contacts and a second end extending beyond the side surface. The male connector may be disposed at the second end of the intermediate member, and may have signal contacts coupled to the signal contacts of the intermediate member. The male connector may be mateable with a female connector when the female connector is brought into engagement in a direction parallel to the axis of the intermediate member. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Rajasekaran Swaminathan, Ram S. Viswanath, Sanka Ganesan, Gaurav Chawla, Joshua D. Heppner, Jeffory L. Smalley, Vijaykumar Krithivasan, David J. Llapitan, Neal E. Ulen, Donald T. Tran
  • Publication number: 20150112177
    Abstract: An electrode for use with an external defibrillator for a patient includes a first combination circuit including a circuit node electrically coupled to an adapter for coupling to the defibrillator. The circuit node is further coupled to a monitoring node defined by a monitoring segment of a first pad of the electrode and to a therapy node defined by a therapy segment of the first pad of the electrode. The therapy segment is electrically insulated from the monitoring segment. The first combination circuit further includes a capacitor coupled between the circuit node and the therapy node. The electrode of this disclosure hence provides additional solutions for reducing ECG artifact during the operation of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Eugene Stickney, Joseph L. Sullivan, Gary Debardi
  • Patent number: 9009973
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid discharging head, the method including forming a plurality of nozzles that discharge liquid droplets, forming a plurality of piezoelectric elements that generate pressure for discharging liquid droplets from the respective nozzles; and performing a repolarization process on the piezoelectric elements to set non-uniformity of the droplet discharging characteristics of the nozzles to be in a predetermined range by combining adjustment of a polarization sensitivity and adjustment of a polarization voltage for each of the piezoelectric elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamada, Tomohiko Koda, Hitoshi Kida
  • Patent number: 9009959
    Abstract: A method and mass storage device that combine multiple solid state drives (SSDs) to a single volume. The device includes a carrier board and at least two solid state drives having power and data connections to the carrier board. The carrier board includes a circuit board functionally connected to a control logic and at least two secondary connectors that are disposed at different edges of the circuit board and functionally connected to the control logic. The solid state drives are connected to the carrier board through the secondary connectors, and each solid state drive has a power and data connector directly connected to one of the secondary connectors of the carrier board. The solid state drives are oriented substantially parallel to the carrier board and to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: OCZ Storage Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Franz Michael Schuette
  • Publication number: 20150102113
    Abstract: A HVAC unit manufacturing method and a HVAC system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the HVAC system includes: a controller having control board terminals, a parallel wiring harness having a first and a second connection header, the first connection header coupled to the control board terminals, and a switch having terminals. The terminals of the switch including: a pair of functional terminals configured to indicate a status of the switch and a pair of jumpered terminals independent of the pair of functional terminals and internally connected together within the switch, wherein designated combinations of the terminals indicate a circuit configuration for employing the switch in the HVAC system with each of the terminals having a particular design that dictates a specific corresponding connection header be used for each of the designated combinations, wherein a single one of the designated combinations of the terminals corresponds to the second connection header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Randall L. Lisbona
  • Patent number: 9003641
    Abstract: A nickel strip is made from a starting material of solid cathode sheets having a minimum nickel content of 99.94% by weight and a maximum trace element content, in ppm by weight, of <35 carbon, <5 sulphur, <14 manganese, <11 magnesium, <11 aluminum, <25 titanium, and <15 silicon. The sheets are hot-rolled individually in a single layer/ply. The sheets are then joined to form the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Theodor Stuth
  • Patent number: 8997345
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an EMI-preventing socket comprises the following steps of providing an EMI-preventing element and a plurality of pins, wherein at least one of the pins is a ground pin; connecting the EMI-preventing element to the ground pin via a direct physical connection; providing a mold; placing the EMI-preventing element, the ground pin and the remaining pins of the plurality of pins in the mold, wherein the EMI-preventing element surrounds the pins in the mold; and providing a molding material into the mold to cover the plurality of pins and to cover a joint of the EMI-preventing element and the ground pin to form a socket body of the EMI-preventing socket. Parts of the EMI-preventing element and one end of each of the plurality of pins is exposed out of the socket body of the EMI-preventing socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Delta Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Gang Liu