By Assembling Plural Parts Patents (Class 29/876)
  • Patent number: 11862786
    Abstract: The invention provides a neural electrode, including a current generation device, a first and a second electrode. The current generation device is connected to the first and second electrodes through a conductive metal wire respectively. At least one of the first and second electrodes is a graphene electrode. The graphene electrode has soft texture and desirable stability to tolerate the repeated pressing and folding treatment, very high charge injection efficiency, and desirable in vivo stability, and is configured to electrically stimulate tissues and organs such as hearts and nerves to promote electrical stimulation and repair of neurons, to further promote regeneration of neural functions. The invention further provides use of a mineralized three-dimensional porous graphene foam material to prepare a bone defect filler. The bone defect filler has desirable biological compatibility, promotes cell proliferation, and accelerates and induces osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Yuyou Qiu, Wenjun Shao, Can Xiao, Ruoqi Cao, Guangyu Tang, Yang Jiao, Jianping Cao
  • Patent number: 10879637
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a first cable and a second cable that is arranged co-axial to the first cable. Proximal ends of the first and second cables are provided with a connector assembly. The connector assembly from each proximal end is adapted to connect with one another, or a pair of receptacle ports located within a PCB, the PCB being disposed alongside the co-axially arranged first and second cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: In Jae Chung, Zheng Gao, Ron Rosenberg, Joel Torres Diaz, Adnan Esmail, Satyan Chandra
  • Patent number: 10446478
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes: a semiconductor chip having an active surface having connection pads disposed thereon; a connection member disposed on the active surface of the semiconductor chip and including a redistribution layer electrically connected to the connection pads; a passivation layer disposed on the connection member; and an underbump metallurgy (UBM) layer embedded in the passivation layer and electrically connected to the redistribution layer of the connection member, wherein the UBM layer includes a UBM pad embedded in the passivation layer, at least one plating layer disposed on the UBM pad and having side surfaces of which at least portions are covered by the UBM pad, and a UBM via penetrating through at least portions of the passivation layer and electrically connecting the redistribution layer of the connection member and the UBM pad to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kwang Ok Jeong, Dong Won Kang, Young Gwan Ko, Ik Jun Choi, Jung Soo Byun
  • Patent number: 10424887
    Abstract: A busbar and connector assembly is provided. The busbar and connector assembly includes a printed circuit board having an attached connector arranged to couple to a first busbar and a second busbar coupled to the connector. The busbar and connector assembly includes the connector arranged to distribute a first portion of current from the first busbar to the printed circuit board and distribute a second portion of the current from the first busbar to the second busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hirschman, Matthew Gawlowski, Youngbae Park, Duong Lu, Alex Rose, Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs
  • Patent number: 10267848
    Abstract: The contacts of a probing apparatus are elastically supported on a replaceable coupon and electrically interconnected with conductors on a membrane or a space transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FormFactor Beaverton, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10224673
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a system including a holder to secure a removable module. In one example, the removable module includes a plug comprising holes. The system further includes a receptacle mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB). As an example, the receptacle includes elastic members to make contact with the holes in the plug when the receptacle is to accommodate the plug of the removable module. As an example, the holder is slidable over the receptacle to constrain the elastic members of the receptacle to maintain contact with the holes in the plug of the removable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Chia-Min Sun, Chung-Hung Huang, Pei-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10014622
    Abstract: A connector comprising a terminal that is connected to an electric wire, and a resin housing that houses and holds the terminal, wherein one groove or a plurality of grooves, each of which includes a directional component perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the electric wire and has protrusions on the surface thereof, extends across a region of a portion of the surface of the terminal, and the terminal is embedded and secured within the resin that constitutes the housing in this portion including the region across which the groove extends. By employing this type of structure, the number of components can be reduced, and excellent bonding and airtightness is achieved between the terminal and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Fuminori Kondo
  • Patent number: 9368952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gel sealing device for sealing a passage of elongate parts through an opening. Such gel sealing device is preferably arranged in a housing used in telecommunication technology. The inventive gel sealing device comprises a gel sealing block (5) which provides a sealing section (22) through which the elongate parts (13) extend, wherein the gel sealing block (5) comprises an upper flange (11) and a lower flange (12) with a support section (11a, 12a, 12b) disposed therebetween. The upper and lower flanges (11, 12) sandwiches in direction of extension of the elongate parts (13), a gel inner ring (7) supported by said support section (2) and a gel outer ring (6, 10a) covering the gel inner ring (7) in a radial direction extending transverse to said extension direction. The gel inner ring (7) and the gel outer ring (6, 10a) are made of a gel sealing material, wherein the sealing section (22) is formed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Robert Vanhentenrijk, Ronnie Rosa Georges Liefsoens, Pieter De Coster
  • Patent number: 9110098
    Abstract: Provided is a probe card capable of effectively placing electronic parts. A probe card according to the present invention includes a plurality of probes that come into contact with a plurality of electrodes of a device, a probe board including the plurality of probes provided thereon, a wiring board that is placed facing a surface of the probe board opposite to a surface including the probes provided thereon, a connector that includes a connection pin and a holder, in which the connection pin electrically connects a line of the probe board and a line of the wiring board, and the holder holds the connection pin between the probe board and the wiring board, and a first electronic part that is mounted on a probe board side surface of the wiring board and placed in a mounting space formed by a through hole or a recess provided in the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
    Inventors: Katsushi Mikuni, Yoshinori Kikuchi, Yoshihito Onuma, Toshiyuki Kudo
  • Patent number: 9081369
    Abstract: A method for assembling a mechanical modular unit includes storing in a controller a list of assembly parts of the unit. The method includes irreversibly transforming a sub-assembly of each functional module into a ready to use functional module, after adjustment and function checking of a particular timepiece function have been performed on a test bench. The method includes storing in a storage place components required for the assembly list. The method includes programming a manipulator controlled by the controller to look, in a pre-defined sequence peculiar to each assembly list, for each component or module to be assembled. The method includes programming a shape recognition part to operate the manipulator to pick up each functional module according to a locating part included therein, to arrange the module in an assembly position. The method includes each time, irreversibly assembling precisely arranged elements of the mechanical modular unit to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
    Inventors: Laurent Kaelin, Jean-Bernard Peters
  • Publication number: 20150130248
    Abstract: A powered head restraint includes a base bracket with elongate supports that are configured to easily engage a seatback guide during vehicle assembly and to provide an electrical connection for adjustment actuation of the head restraint. A first electrical connector is fixedly attached to the elongate support of the head restraint. A second electrical connector is operably connected to an upper portion of the seatback such that engagement of the elongate support with a support guide occurs simultaneously with engagement of the first electrical connector with the second electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Nicholas Alphonse Billardello, David Frederick Lyons, JR., Christian J. Hosbach, Yalie Yan-rush
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9029735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heating element comprising: two or more heating units comprising two busbars and a conductive heating means electrically connected to the two busbars, in which the busbars of the heating units are connected with each other in series and power per unit area of each of the heating units in the heating element decreases as a length of the busbar increases, and a method of preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeon Choi, Su-Jin Kim, Ki-Hwan Kim, Young-Jun Hong
  • Publication number: 20150126054
    Abstract: A float adapter for an electrical connector that includes a conductive shell and an insulator received in the conductive shell. The insulator includes an engagement end, an interface end that is opposite the engagement end, and a reduced diameter middle portion therebetween. The insulator includes an inner bore that extends through the engagement end, the interface end, and the reduced diameter middle portion. The interface end has a lead-in tip portion that extends outside of the first end of the conductive shell. The lead-in tip portion has a tapered outer surface that terminates in an end face surface and a shoulder remote from the end face surface that defines an outer diameter that is larger than the inner diameter of the conductive shell. An inner contact is received in the inner bore of the insulator. The inner contact has socket openings at either end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Andrew HOYACK, Owen Robert BARTHELMES
  • Publication number: 20150126068
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a conductive shell, a terminal module and a shielding plate. The conductive shell has a mating portion and an accommodate room. The mating portion has a first mating face. The terminal module is secured in the accommodate room and has a first insulator and a plurality of first terminals. The first insulator has a first face and a second face. Each of the first terminals has a first contacting portion protruding out of the first face of the first insulator. The shielding plate is disposed in the accommodate room and contacts with the conductive shell. The shielding plate presses on the second face of the first insulator so as to make first contacting portions be exposed to the first mating face. The disposition of the shielding plate has the function of pressing on the terminal module and preventing the interference of signal transmission between the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150126051
    Abstract: A connector insert comprising a plurality of layers of conductive elastomer, and a concomitant method of employing a connector insert, the method comprising the steps of fabricating a plurality of layers of conductive elastomer as an insert and placing the insert into a connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ken Godana, Dusty Erven, Kevin Foreman, Paul Miller
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9021694
    Abstract: A method of making a hermetically-sealed feed-through device includes inserting an elongate conductor or conductors within a hollow portion or portions of a plastic insulator body and inserting the plastic insulator body within a hollow outer jacket to form an assembly. At least one of the conductor or conductors, insulator body, or jacket of the assembly has a plurality of circumferential grooves. Thereafter, the assembly is crimped and/or is swage-crimped at ambient temperature to cause the materials of the conductor or conductors, insulator body, and outer jacket to be displaced or extrude into the grooves thereby creating mechanical interlocks between the conductor or conductors, insulator body, and outer jacket. Additional methods and feed-through devices made by the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Pollack Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Pollack, Branson J. Darnell, Mary Ann Kessler, William J. Zoll, Richard A. DiDomizio
  • Publication number: 20150119876
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides ablation catheter systems and electrode assemblies and electrode baskets for use in the ablation catheter systems that include an interlinked diamond configuration formed from a plurality of strut assemblies. Each strut assembly includes one or more struts that are manufactured from a thermoplastic or metallic material. The interlinked diamond configuration facilitates reducing an overall length of the electrode assembly. Further, the interlinked diamond configuration facilitates expanding and contracting the struts simultaneously and by the same amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Nicholas Willard
  • Publication number: 20150118922
    Abstract: Mating interfaces for high speed, high density electrical connectors. In some embodiments, a contact comprises a base region, a first elongated member comprising a distal end attached to the base region and a proximal portion, a second elongated member comprising a distal end attached to the base region and a proximal portion, and a strap coupling the distal portion of the first elongated member to the distal portion of the second elongated member, wherein the strap is conductive and compliant such that the distal portion of the first elongated member is capable of moving independently of and is electrically connected to the distal portion of the second elongated member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas S. Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150111429
    Abstract: A grounding member for an electrical connector that has a conductive body including a ring portion that has opposite front and rear edges, the front edge is configured to face a coupling member of the electrical connector, and opposite inner and outer surfaces, the inner surface is configured to face a body of the electrical connector. At least a first resilient arm that extends from the front edge of the ring portion. The first resilient arm has a coupling member contact surface configured to contact the coupling member of the electrical connector. At least a second resilient arm that extends from the rear edge of the ring portion. The second resilient arm has a body contact surface configured to contact the body of the electrical connector. At least one sleeve engagement member that extends from the ring portion configured to engage a gripping sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Andrew HOYAK, Rakesh THAKARE, Richard PAGLIA, Bryan BLUNT, Weixing CHEN, Minghua GU, Caichun SONG
  • Publication number: 20150107651
    Abstract: A design is described for solar panel that allows for modular installation and efficient removal of panels irrespective of the panel's relative location in an array arrangement. A system is provided that includes a plurality of modular panels (such as solar power panels). These panels are rimmed by frames featuring one or more exterior-facing, grooved channels. A first channel—which may be used to mount the panel, and which replaces traditional railing installation systems—and a second channel that is configured to allow movement of one or more panel splices used to secure the panels together. Integrated electrical connection interfaces are provided on opposite side surfaces of the frames to couple with the electrical connection interfaces of adjacent panels to establish an electrical path between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Barry CINNAMON, Wilson LEONG, David BAKER
  • Patent number: 9009961
    Abstract: A metal housing part having multiple through openings, a glass filling being situated in each of the openings, each glass filling closing an opening hermetically sealed and enveloping a contact end, which extends through the opening and the glass filling and whose two ends protrude out of the glass filling and the opening, and to a method for manufacturing the metal housing part. The housing part is configured as trough-shaped, having a base wall, side walls, and a flange. Because of the trough-shaped design, the housing part maintains its original shape even when the housing part is subjected to high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Trescher, Eckhard Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20150097436
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a busbar connection assembly comprise a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate. The first conductive plate is parallel to the second conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kelsey Michelle Wildstone, Rick Alan Vogt
  • Patent number: 8997346
    Abstract: In order to avoid cost for accommodating a shield wire in a housing while bending, and smoothly and readily accommodate within the housing while the shield electric wire is insulated, a conductive housing 1 including a rear wall 4 continuing to an annular wall 3, and a tube wall 5 continuing to down the rear wall 4, a method comprising the steps of: passing through a shield electric wire 2 from a lower opening 5a of the tube wall of the conductive housing to a front opening 3a of the annular wall while bending the shield electric wire; putting a shield terminal 9 movably around the shield electric wire from top of the shield electric wire; exposing a core wire 2b and a braid 2a of the shield electric wire by stripping a tip thereof; connecting an L-shaped terminal 11 to the core wire; mounting an L-shaped insulation inner housing 12 outside the L-shaped terminal; connecting the shield terminal to the braid; and accommodating a vertical part 14 of the inner housing within the conductive housing by pulling in t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Omae, Kazuki Zaitsu
  • Patent number: 8997347
    Abstract: An improved method of making sealant containing twist-on wire connectors from a batch of components, wherein some of the components may be preassembled through automated equipment and at least one or more of the steps performed in the making of a sealant containing twist-on wire connector is performed manually at a station where an operator can simultaneously perform one or more steps to enhance the formation of a twist-on wire connector containing a sealant while at the same time eliminating upfront investments costs for a work station as well as costs for maintenance of a work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James C. Keeven
  • Publication number: 20150093921
    Abstract: A connector unit for connecting at least two cables includes a male part, a female part, and a shuttle piston. The shuttle piston includes at least one magnetic connecting device for establishing a magnetic connection between the shuttle piston, and at least one magnetic connecting aid of the male part and at least one latching structure for establishing a force-fitting connection between the shuttle piston and the female part. The male part includes the magnetic connecting aid for interaction with the magnetic connecting device of the shuttle piston for establishing the magnetic connection between the shuttle piston and the male part, and an interaction area for interaction in a force-fitting manner with at least one backing latch of the female part. The female part includes the backing latch for establishing the force-fitting connection and for interacting at least with the interaction area of the male part in a force-fitting manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Lewin
  • Publication number: 20150093931
    Abstract: A connector unit for connecting at least two cables includes at least a male part, a female part, and a shuttle piston. The shuttle piston includes an opening configured for receiving at least a section of the male part, at least one latching device, and at least one latching structure. The male part includes the section configured for insertion into the opening of the shuttle pin, at least one latching aid, and an interaction area configured for a force-fitting interaction with at least one backing latch of the female part. The female part includes the at least one backing latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Burrow, Richard Lewin, Christopher Plant
  • Publication number: 20150090700
    Abstract: In some aspects, multi-metallic emissive inserts shaped to be disposed within an electrode for a plasma arc torch electrode can include an exposed emitter surface at a distal end of the emissive insert to emit a plasma arc from the electrode, wherein the emissive insert comprises a first emissive material and about 8 weight percent to about 50 weight percent yttrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Markus Wittmann, John Peters, E. Michael Shipulski
  • Publication number: 20150089807
    Abstract: A docking station for a removable printer mechanism is provided, together with methods for providing a removable printer mechanism. The docking station may have a base with parallel side arms adapted to be fixed to an interior of a printer housing. Side walls may extend from each of the parallel side arms. The side walls may be adapted to guide the printer mechanism into a docked position in the printer and to removably fix the printer mechanism in the docked position. A bridge element may extend between the parallel side arms at a rear of the base. A clamping element may be fixed to the bridge element and be adapted to hold a printer-side cable connector in position to accept a corresponding cable connector of the printer mechanism. The printer mechanism may easily be slid into and out of the docking station for repair or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: TransAct Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven A. Supron, Roger J. Rimbey
  • Publication number: 20150083558
    Abstract: An electrical contact is disclosed. The electrical contact includes a first element of a first material having one or more aperture, and a second element of a second material, the second element being positioned in at least one aperture of the one or more aperture of the first element, wherein the second material is different from the first material. Electrical contact devices, assemblies, and methods are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hector Manuel Malacara-Carrillo, Thomas William Holland, Oscar Rodrigo Ollervides Madrigal
  • Publication number: 20150087187
    Abstract: In an audio system my balanced interface audio connector couples an audio driver device and an audio receiver device by means of a cable containing a pair of conductive differential lines within a shield. The balanced interface audio connector comprises an electronic filter and a manually operable switch by means of whose displacement between a first position and a second position, the electronic filter can be activated or deactivated. In the first position of the switch, the electronic filter is deactivated and the shield is connected to the audio connector's ground contact pin. In the second position of the switch, the electronic filter is activated and the shield is connected through the electronic filter prior to connection with the connector's ground contact pin. The method of using my balanced interface audio connector functions as a ground lift to safely break a ground current loop and simultaneously suppresses radio and electro-magnetic frequencies from contaminating the final audio program signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Avedis Kifedjian
  • Publication number: 20150087174
    Abstract: An electrical connector box, capable of mounting a type of electrical device to a surface, including methods of so mounting, is provided. The box includes a housing configured with a hollow to receive electronics of a device. The housing includes a first set of two or more anchor point locations and a second set of two or more anchor point locations. The box also includes a first spring clip, fastened to one of the first set of two or more anchor point locations, and a second spring clip, fastened to one of the second set of two or more anchor point locations. The spring clips are each capable of moving between a compressed position and a deployed position. The anchor point locations to which the first spring clip and the second spring clip are anchored are changeable to accommodate various electrical devices, including lighting devices such as luminaires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Robert Schmitt, Anil Jeswani, Zhiming Huang
  • Publication number: 20150083498
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrical conductor subassembly and a method of constructing an isolated electrical connection comprising a set of the connected electrical conductor subassemblies. Each subassembly is connectable with other of the subassemblies into a conductor string while being fed into an opening in a hole or pipe, thereby enabling an electrical connection along the conductor string that is electrically substantially isolated from external fluids in the hole or pipe. Each conductor subassembly comprises: a conductor segment with a conductor core surrounded by an insulating layer; two connectors attached to opposite ends of the conductor segment, having two respective conductor engagement elements attached to corresponding ends of the conductor core. The connectors of adjacent conductor subassemblies are connectable securely against forces in the hole or pipe and so as to electrically join their corresponding conductor engagement elements and seal them from contact with the external fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony DOHERTY, Peter BOURKE
  • Publication number: 20150085500
    Abstract: A recessed lighting assembly has an integrated junction box, a removable insert configured to be secured within the junction box/housing, and a connector for connecting the electrical components to electrical wires of the cable within the interior of the junction box/housing. The insert comprises a light emitter, such as one or more LEDs, electrical components for supplying current to the light emitter, and an exterior portion that is exposed when the assembly is mounted to the structure. The connector may include one or more quick connect members for conveniently connecting household wires to electrical leads of the insert. The assembly may be installed by initially mounting the junction box/housing to structure, forming an electrical connection between the household wires and the fixture wires, and securing the insert within the junction box/housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: CANARM LTD.
    Inventors: James A. Cooper, Hon Man Kuan
  • Publication number: 20150077828
    Abstract: The size of an anti-glare mirror in which an electrochromic layer to which voltage can be applied is disposed on a back surface side of a glass substrate serving as a mirror surface can be reduced, and the mirror surface thereof can be used widely. [Solution] A transparent electrode film 19 and an electrochromic layer 20 having a cut portion 25A for exposing a part of the transparent electrode film 19 are sequentially stacked on a back surface of a glass substrate 18, an electrode/reflecting film 21A is stacked on a back surface of the electrochromic layer 20 in an area excluding the cut portion 25A, a first terminal 28 is electrically connected to the electrode/reflecting film 21A, and a second terminal 29 is electrically connected to the transparent electrode 19 within the cut portion 25A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kukita
  • Publication number: 20150078714
    Abstract: Disclosed are optical plug connectors and methods for making the same. The disclosure is directed to optical connectors. In one embodiment, the optical connector includes an optical body having at least one optical channel with an optical interface at a first side. The at least one optical channel having a total internal reflection (TIR) surface with a lens at the second side for turning the optical signal, and at least one fiber lead-in aligned to the TIR surface. The TIR surface may be angled in one or more directions from a longitudinal axis to allow a small form-factor for the optical body. In one embodiment, the optical body has a plurality of optical channels each having a discrete TIR surface. The optical connections disclosed herein may optionally also include an electrical connection if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Micah Colen Isenhour, Dennis Michael Knecht, James Phillip Luther, Thomas Theuerkorn
  • Publication number: 20150074997
    Abstract: A lead assembly and a method of making a lead are provided. The method of making a multi-contact lead assembly comprises placing monofilament placed in the void spaces not occupied by the plurality of conductor wires and, in one embodiment, thermally fusing the monofilament to the like material spacer by applying heat just below the melting temperature of the monofilament and spacer material, Alternatively, the monofilament and spacer may be of different materials and heat is applied to cause at least one material to thermally reflow or melt. The conductive contacts may be located at either the distal end and/or proximal end of the lead. Oversized spacers may be used in order to provide extra material to fill voids during the thermal fusion/reflow process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Janusz A. Kuzma, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 8979595
    Abstract: An electrical connector, including a shell, a housing and a plurality of metal terminals, configures a chamber that several ribs allocate the chamber with terminal recesses, a ramped portion being formed at the bottom of chamber, the terminals pass through terminal recesses in which the terminals are assembled amid housing, among the sections of the terminals, a contact section forming a engagement in front of the ramped portion of chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Chant Sincere Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Hui Yen, Chih Hsuan Chia
  • Patent number: 8978247
    Abstract: A method for forming an interconnection element having metalized structures includes forming metalized structures in an in-process unit that has a support material layer with first and second spaced-apart surfaces defining a thickness therebetween, a handling structure, and an insulating layer separating at least portions of the first surface of the support material layer from at least portions of the handling structure. The metalized structures are formed extending through the thickness of the support material layer. The method also includes etching at least a portion of the insulating layer to remove the handling structure from the in-process unit and further processing the in-process unit to form the interconnection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Invensas Corporation
    Inventors: Se Young Yang, Cyprian Emeka Uzoh, Michael Huynh, Rajesh Katkar
  • Publication number: 20150068035
    Abstract: A junction box is affixed to, and electrically coupled with, a solar panel. The junction box is configured to releaseably engage and disengage accessory modules, thereby allowing accessory modules to be replaced or exchanged easily. Accessory modules are electrically coupled with other accessory modules in the solar panel string. The furthest downstream accessory module is connected to a wire harness, which is connected to a central combiner box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Dean Solon
  • Publication number: 20150073517
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface and a distal end. The lead includes a longitudinal rail disposed within the distal end of the lead. The longitudinal rail includes at least two prongs, each prong being configured and arranged to receive at least one segmented electrode. The lead further includes a plurality of segmented electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. Each of the plurality of segmented electrodes is coupled to one of the at least two prongs of the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Chen
  • Publication number: 20150072570
    Abstract: An indexable terminal retainer for a modular wiring system includes a retainer body that retains a terminal, the retainer body being dimensioned to fit within a retainer-receiving holder of a plug or receptacle. The indexable terminal retainer further includes a locking member for locking the retainer body to the retainer-receiving holder to prevent rotation of the retainer body within the retainer-receiving holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: 8521000 Canada Limited
    Inventors: Stephen DODS, Andrew DODS, Terry DODS, Dana BUDAU, Martin CLOAKE, Jacques SIBILLE, Calvin Todd PEARCE
  • Publication number: 20150071590
    Abstract: A rotatable power/signal connector includes a fixing part and a rotating part. The fixing part comprises a housing portion in which a set of terminals is mounted for terminating conduits, an upper inner cover with recesses for receiving a first resilient member and a first gear, and a lower inner cover with recesses for receiving a second resilient member and a second gear. The rotating part comprises an upper outer cover with the first gear, a lower outer cover with the second gear, the first resilient member, and the second resilient member. The rotating part is rotatable relative to the fixing part and fixable to the fixing part at a number of predetermined positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Deng Jin Wu, Mui Lian Jessica Toh, Agapito G. Lontoc, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150061644
    Abstract: Interconnection meter socket adapters are provided. An interconnection meter socket adapter comprises a housing enclosing a set of electrical connections. The interconnection meter socket adapter may be configured to be coupled to a standard distribution panel and a standard electrical meter, thereby establishing connections between a distribution panel and a user such that electrical power may be delivered to the user while an electrical meter measures the power consumption of the user. An interconnection meter socket adapter may be configured to be coupled to a DC-AC converter, which may be coupled to various energy sources. As such, the energy sources are coupled to an electrical power system. In addition, a connector such as a flexible cable or flexible conduit containing insulated wires can be provided for connecting various energy sources and/or sinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150064949
    Abstract: A circuit interconnect attaching apparatus is disclosed. The circuit interconnect attaching apparatus has a body adapted to couple to a circuit interconnect device, the body having a first end and a second end, one or more frame connector coupled to the first end of the body, at least one tab portion positioned on an outer surface of the second end of the body, wherein the at least one tab portion for accepting at least one fastener member, and one or more bus connector configured to connect to or disconnect from one or more bus bar that is responsive to rotation of the circuit interconnect device. The circuit interconnect attaching assemblies having the circuit interconnect attaching apparatus and methods of connecting circuit interconnect devices to one or more bus bar are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Megan Rahn, Brian D. Campbell, Russell J. Wedemeyer, Thomas W. Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20150064976
    Abstract: This device (4) for electrically connecting an electric power supply source (8) such as a battery to an electric appliance (2), is characterized in that it comprises: at least two conductive elements (16, 18) in tended for electrically connecting the electric power supply source (8) to the electric appliance (2), each conductive element (16, 18) defining an aperture (58, 60); a shell (10) capable of receiving the conductive elements, the shell comprising a first half-shell (12) and a second half-shell (14), the shell defining at least two slots (42, 44) capable of receiving the conductive elements and of maintaining said conductive elements substantially parallel to each other, the shell further comprising at least one locking member (46) capable of engaging into the apertures of the conductive elements and of maintaining said conductive elements engaged in said slots of the shell. Application to a linear actuator intended to receive a removable tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Franck DA ROCHA
  • Publication number: 20150064963
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a housing formed of a plastics material, where the housing includes a lower housing part. A cover for closing the lower housing part is pivotally arranged on the lower housing part. A receiving element is arranged on the lower housing part and a retainer is arranged on the receiving element. The retainer comprises a bearing on to which the cover is pivotally mounted and a spring element arranged on the retainer which is attached to the cover and the receiving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jens Gerullis
  • Patent number: 8971049
    Abstract: A portable electronic device, a peripheral expansion module and methods for assembling a peripheral expansion module onto a portable electronic device are provided herein. The portable electronic device may comprise a main housing unit having a front cover and a back cover which, when coupled together, enclose internal components of the portable electronic device. The peripheral expansion module, comprising one or more peripheral devices coupled within or on a peripheral module housing, may be securely integrated with the portable electronic device. A majority of the peripheral expansion module may be positioned outside of the main housing unit along one side of the portable electronic device. In some embodiments, the peripheral expansion module includes a pair of rails, which extend out from within an interior of the module housing for attachment via one or more mechanical fasteners to an interior surface of the main housing unit of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Motion Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Edward Vier, Christopher Lorenzo Dunn
  • Publication number: 20150056843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (16) for forming a modular distribution panel (14), comprising a carrying device (10) having a front plate (20) and comprising at least one distribution module (12), which has at least one connection socket (30) at a head end (28), wherein the head end (28) of the at least one distribution module (12) is opposite the back side of the front plate (20) when the distribution module (12) is fastened to the carrying device (10) and the front plate (20) enables access to the at least one connection socket (30) from the front. The carrying device (10) has a U-profile-shaped accommodating part (18), for which the front plate (20) forms the base of the U-profile shape and into which the head end (28) of the at least one distribution module (12) can be inserted, wherein the distribution module (12) can be detachably fastened to the carrying device (10) at the head end (28) inserted into the accommodating part (18) by means of a clip connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ralf Tillmanns