Enclosed In Flexible Plastic, Cloth Or Tape Patents (Class 335/303)
  • Patent number: 10510471
    Abstract: A composition for bonded magnets according to the present invention contains from 88% by mass to 91% by mass (inclusive) of a samarium-iron-nitrogen magnet powder having an average particle diameter of from 1.8 ?m to 2.8 ?m (inclusive), from 0.5% by mass to 2.5% by mass (inclusive) of a polyamide elastomer having a tensile elongation at break of 400% or more and a bending modulus of elasticity of 100 MPa or more, from 0.5% by mass to 2.0% by mass (inclusive) of carbon fibers having fiber diameters of from 10 ?m to 12 ?m (inclusive) and from 0.3% by mass to 1.0% by mass (inclusive) of a carboxylic acid ester, with the balance made up of a polyamide resin which is composed of a polyamide 12 having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of from 4,500 to 7,500 (inclusive) as determined by molecular weight distribution measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD., MABUCHI MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsuda, Kenji Muraoka, Toshiya Iwai, Junichi Ishii, Atsushi Kawamoto, Naoki Kitahara, Isao Shibuya, Yasuhiro Yamagata
  • Patent number: 10199146
    Abstract: A removable fluid barrier comprises a generally planar flexible body fabricated of at least one resilient material and encapsulating a plurality of permanent magnets. The flexible body has an outer face defining a sealing surface of the removable fluid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Elliott Chewins
  • Patent number: 9925658
    Abstract: A magnet sandwiching storage tray for retaining a plurality of articles, especially tools formed from a ferrous metal. The magnet sandwiching storage tray has a top tray member, a bottom tray member, and a plurality of magnets positioned therebetween. The top and bottom tray members each have a plurality of channels formed therein. Each of the plurality of channels, formed in the top tray member, is sized to temporarily retaining an article, such as a wrench, a socket, or some other tool. The plurality of magnets is positioned within the channels of the bottom tray member and is retained therein by the interior of the top tray member. The magnets exert a sufficient force through the top tray member to attract and temporarily retain the articles in the channels formed in the top tray member. The bottom tray member is secured to the underside of the top tray member so that the plurality of magnets is retained therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: All About Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Schein, Brent J. Grinwald
  • Patent number: 9779863
    Abstract: A removable fluid barrier comprises a generally planar flexible body fabricated of at least one resilient material and encapsulating a plurality of permanent magnets. The flexible body has an outer face defining a sealing surface of the removable fluid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Elliott Chewins
  • Patent number: 9362036
    Abstract: Magnetic fiber structures include a fiber and a plurality of permanent magnet particles carried by the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: John R. Hull, Michael Strasik, Mark S Wilenski
  • Patent number: 9227199
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a magnetizing portion for providing a high-gradient magnetic field in a magnetic separation device. The magnetizing portion comprises at least one magnetic assembly. The at least one magnetic assembly comprises: a plurality of magnets whereby each magnet has a north pole, south pole and a magnet axis extending between the north and south poles, and the plurality of magnets are arranged one above the other in a direction at least substantially perpendicular to the axis of each magnet in such a manner that the north and south poles of adjacent magnets are arranged alternately and a space is provide between adjacent magnets; and at least one non-magnetic spacing means arranged in the space between adjacent magnets. The present disclosure also relates to magnetic separation devices comprising at least one of the said magnetizing portions and to a method of isolating magnetically labelled particles using the magnetic separation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Life Technologies AS
    Inventors: Darren Ellis, Tine Borgen Hildisch, Jeremy Mundy, Erlend Ragnhildstveit, Richard Johan Toften, Kornelija Zgonc, Malin Karlsson, Gaute Brede, Lars Noekleby
  • Patent number: 9007157
    Abstract: A magnetic assembly for use in a housing of an electronic device can include a first and a second magnet and a magnetic shield. The magnetic shield can reduce magnetic flux density from the first and the second magnets that can appear on the outside of the housing. A magnetic hinge assembly can include magnets configured to correlate with the first and second magnets. The magnetic hinge can magnetically attach to the housing by cooperating with the first and second magnets with magnets that can be included in the magnetic hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Florence W. Ow, Jeremy C. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8981887
    Abstract: A magnetic tool-holder, comprising a flexible outer web defining an enclosed area and enclosing an array of solid, rigid magnets. The magnets are regularly interspersed in direction of polarization, so that the nearest neighbors of a magnet having a north pole facing in a first direction all have a north pole facing in a second direction, opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Erlandsson
  • Patent number: 8975991
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew D. Lauder, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8928437
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8907752
    Abstract: Accurate and reliable techniques for wirelessly powering a tablet device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Justin Richard Wodrich, Stephen Robert McClure
  • Patent number: 8884730
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8878637
    Abstract: A cover is described that is magnetically attached to a tablet device. The cover includes at least as flap. In the described embodiment, the flap includes a plurality of segments where the first segment includes a first plurality of edge attach magnets arrayed along a first edge of the flap and where a second segment includes a second plurality of edge attach magnets arrayed along a second edge of the flap opposite the first edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jared A. Sartee, Samuel G. Smith, Santhana K. Balaji, Florence W. Ow
  • Patent number: 8844121
    Abstract: An improved field emission system and method is provided that involves field emission structures having electric or magnetic field sources. The magnitudes, polarities, and positions of the magnetic or electric field sources are configured to have desirable correlation properties, which may be in accordance with a code. The correlation properties correspond to a desired spatial force function where spatial forces between field emission structures correspond to relative alignment, separation distance, and the spatial force function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8819921
    Abstract: There are provided a process of forming a recess groove having a depth shallower than and a width larger than the notch groove for fracturing at a portion of fracturing and splitting in the permanent magnet; a process of forming the notch groove for fracturing the permanent magnet in a groove bottom of the recess groove formed in the recess-groove forming process; and a process of fracturing and splitting the permanent magnet along the notch groove so as to obtain magnet pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuuji Adachi
  • Patent number: 8674797
    Abstract: There is provided a magnetic field generator in which separation and dislocation of permanent magnets from their permanent magnet groups is prevented easily and reliably for a long period of time without sacrificing productivity. A magnetic field generator 10 includes a permanent magnet group 14a which is provided on a plate yoke 12a; a pole piece 16a which is provided in a first main surface of the permanent magnet group 14a, leaving an exposed region 18b thereon; a frame-like member 34 which is provided on the plate yoke 12a to surround the permanent magnet group 14a; and a flange-shaped member 36 which is provided in the pole piece 16a to cover the exposed region 18b. Presser bolts 44 are threaded into the frame-like member 34 and press an outer circumferential surface 18a of the permanent magnet group 14a directly or via insertion members 42.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Aoki, Michiaki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 8665045
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8665044
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8648679
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8624695
    Abstract: Accurate and reliable techniques for determining a current status of an accessory device in relation to an electronic device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Cretella, Jr., Venu Madhav Duggineni, Michael Man-Cheung Eng, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Christopher Moore, Christopher T. Mullens
  • Patent number: 8576031
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8514042
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8427264
    Abstract: An article for use in various industries including for manufacturing toys, promotional articles, and decorative articles using plastic includes a body (1), a built-in magnet (3) and a receptacle (2) with side arms (21) embedded in the body (1). The receptacle (2) has a base (23), an opening (25) for introducing the magnet (3), and a closure lid (4) for closing the opening (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Magic Box Int. Toys, S.L.U.
    Inventor: David Bella Martorell
  • Patent number: 8395465
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8390413
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Al, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8390412
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8390411
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8356400
    Abstract: An improved method for manufacturing a field emission structure is provided that involves receiving magnets from a magnet supplying device and placing each one of the magnets at a corresponding location of a plurality of location of the field emission structure. The corresponding location and a corresponding orientation of each of the magnets relative to each other are defined in accordance with a code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Correlated Magnetics Research, LLC.
    Inventors: Larry W. Fullerton, Mark D. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8347482
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a ferrite magnet device including a ferrite body and first and second center electrodes arranged so as to intersect and be electrically insulated from each other and a permanent magnet arranged to apply a direct current magnetic field to the ferrite body and a method for manufacturing an isolator or a composite electronic component, which include the ferrite magnet device. A magnetic force of the permanent magnet is adjusted using a measurement jig and a magnetic force adjusting apparatus while the permanent magnet is fixed to a principal surface of the ferrite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8344836
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasable attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8338993
    Abstract: To provide an actuator that can flexibly and softly move like muscles, can maintain a stable operation over a long period of time, can generate a strong driving force, has a rapid input response, has a favorable sensitivity, has a high energy conversion efficiency, and can be accurately controlled, a coil is embedded in a magnetic elastomer obtained by mixing a powder-like ferromagnetic or highly magnetic permeable material with an elastomer, so that the coil can be electrically connected. By electrically connecting the coil, a magnetic field generates in the coil and around the coil. The magnetic field penetrates the magnetic elastomer. When the magnetic field generates in the magnetic elastomer, deformation force acts on the magnetic elastomer by the magnetic force acting on each portion in the magnetic elastomer. Thus, driving force can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kyushu Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Keiichi Kaneto
  • Patent number: 8289115
    Abstract: Accurate and reliable techniques for determining a current status of an accessory device in relation to an electronic device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Cretella, Jr., Venu Madhav Duggineni, Michael Man-Cheung Eng, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Christopher Moore, Christopher T. Mullens
  • Patent number: 8289114
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8264310
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8253518
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8245394
    Abstract: A method for producing a rigid magnetic circuit component for an electromagnetically operable valve includes: a) providing a base element made of a magnetic or a magnetizable material, b) complete first heat treatment of the base element, c) a local second heat treatment of the base element so as to form a subregion having a microstructure of martensite and residual austenite in the otherwise martensitic base element, and d) installing the finished processed base element as the magnetic circuit component in a magnetic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Max Seitter, Stefan Oetinger
  • Patent number: 8248197
    Abstract: A sheath including a hollow main body having a first end with an opening formed therein. The hollow main body is formed from a substantially nonmagnetic material and adapted to receive the permanent magnet material handling device. The sheath militates against an attraction of foreign material to the permanent magnet material handling device when not in use. Additionally, an assembly and method for storing the permanent magnet material handling device. The assembly includes a pedestal having a stationary base coupled to a plate selectively engaging the sheath. A movement sensor may be coupled to the plate to detect movement of the plate relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Thomas P. Newcomb
  • Patent number: 8242868
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8232854
    Abstract: An embodiment is a target magnet mounting system including a magnet housing having first and second sets of spring clip mounting hooks on opposing sides of the housing and first and second spring clips mountable to the first and second spring clip mounting hook sets, respectively. Each of the spring clips includes a flexible strip having opposing first and second ends, each of the first and second ends including serrated teeth. The target magnet mounting system may be inserted into a channel to detachably engage the sidewalls of the channel to position a target magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Royne Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Greenway
  • Patent number: 8199908
    Abstract: One or more method(s), system(s), and/or device(s) produces an assembly for securing a product to a dissimilar material, such as a magnet to plastic. A magnet assembly may include a plastic cap having one or more wings extending laterally from a side surface of the plastic cap. A plastic holder defines a product cavity and has one or more grooves formed to integrally fit with the one or more wings of the plastic cap. A magnet is positioned within the product cavity. The plastic cap is joined to the plastic holder, such as through staking or welding, to capture the magnet within the product cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Maddocks, Eckhard Deflize, Ronald Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8143983
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8143982
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8138869
    Abstract: A magnetic attachment mechanism and method is described. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach at least two objects together in a preferred configuration without fasteners and without external intervention. The magnetic attachment mechanism can be used to releasably attach an accessory device to an electronic device. The accessory device can be used to augment the functionality of usefulness of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lauder, Matthew D. Rohrbach, Daniel J. Coster, Christopher J. Stringer, Florence W. Ow, Jiang Ai, Jonathan P. Ive, Elvis M. Kibiti, John P. Ternus, Sean D. Lubner
  • Patent number: 8138874
    Abstract: A nanomagnetic flip-flop, or register. The nanomagnetic register receives a signal from an input signal nanomagnet on a first clock cycle, and provides the input to an output signal nanomagnet on a second clock cycle. The input signal nanomagnet and the output signal nanomagnet are arranged on a substrate. Each of the signal nanomagnets has an easy axis and a hard axis that are substantially in a signal plane. A register nanomagnet is arranged on the substrate between the input signal nanomagnet and the output signal nanomagnet. The register nanomagnet has an easy axis and a hard axis that are substantially in a register plane. The register plane is not coplanar with the signal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: David Carlton, Nathan C. Emley, Jeffrey Bokor
  • Patent number: 8134441
    Abstract: A method and system for propagating signals along a line of nanomagnets. Nanomagnets having an easy axis and a hard axis are provided a biaxial anisotropy term, which increases metastability along the hard axis. The nanomagnets are forced into hard-axis alignment. A magnetization direction of a first nanomagnet is caused to cant upward. Dipole coupling interactions between the first nanomagnet and an adjacent nanomagnet cause a magnetization direction of the adjacent nanomagnet to cant downward in an anti-parallel alignment. This cascade continues reliably along the line of nanomagnets. The biaxial anisotropy term provides additional stability along the hard axis to ensure the nanomagnets do not prematurely align along the easy axis. Various logic gates using nanomagnets, stabilizer nanomagnets, destabilizer nanomagnets, and magnetic diodes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bokor, Nathan C. Emley, David Carlton
  • Patent number: 7986206
    Abstract: One or more method(s), system(s), and/or device(s) produces an assembly for securing a product to a dissimilar material, such as a magnet to plastic. A magnet assembly may include a plastic cap having one or more wings extending laterally from a side surface of the plastic cap. A plastic holder defines a product cavity and has one or more grooves formed to integrally fit with the one or more wings of the plastic cap. A magnet is positioned within the product cavity. The plastic cap is joined to the plastic holder, such as through staking or welding, to capture the magnet within the product cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Maddocks, Eckhard Deflize, Ronald Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7986205
    Abstract: There is provided a magnetic field generator 10 which is capable of varying an orientation of a magnetic field at a target position P easily in all directions. The magnetic field generator 10 includes a pair of magnetic field generating units 16a, 16b which are disposed coaxially so that their respective first main surfaces 28a, 28b oppose in parallel to each other, with a gap G in between. The magnetic field generating units 16a, 16b are rotated by rotation drive units 20a, 20b respectively in Arrow A directions. By rotating each of the magnetic field generating units 16a, 16b in the same one direction of the Arrow A directions by the same angle, the orientation of the magnetic field at the target position P is varied on an X-Z plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals. Ltd
    Inventors: Kentarou Horisaka, Hisato Amano
  • Patent number: 7948338
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switch is provided which is equipped with a built-in electronic control circuit working to control energization of an exciting coil. The electronic control circuit is disposed within a chamber defined by a magnetic plate to be separate from a contact chamber. In other words, the electronic control circuit is disposed between the magnetic plate and the exciting coil, thereby avoiding the adhesion of conductive dusts, as arising from the wear of contacts, to the surface of the electronic control circuit. This results in decreases in electric insulation and short-circuit of the electronic control circuit and also eliminates the need for additional special parts to electrically insulate and shield the electronic control circuit, thus permitting the electromagnetic switch to be reduced in size and produced at a decreased const.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Masami Niimi, Yoshiaki Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20110043063
    Abstract: The present invention provides an encapsulated magnet assembly, comprising (a) a magnet disposed within a housing, said housing comprising at least one wall and defining at least one aperture; and (b) a housing cover; the housing cover comprising a first portion made of a magnetic material and a second portion made of a non-magnetic material, wherein the housing cover is configured to hermetically seal said aperture, the first portion being fixedly attached to the second portion wherein a point of attachment is heat treated; and wherein the housing wall is formed of the non-magnetic material and is fixedly attached to the second portion of the housing cover. In one embodiment, the magnet of the encapsulated magnet assembly is a permanent magnet, and in an alternate embodiment an electromagnet. In one embodiment the encapsulated magnet assembly is a component of a stator-rotor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Konrad Roman Weeber, Jeremy Daniel Van Dam, Mohamed Ahmed Ali
  • Patent number: 7872553
    Abstract: The invention relates to a magnetic bearing element having at least one annular permanent magnet (2, 3) that is surrounded by an annular binding band (5), which element is characterized in that the permanent magnet (2, 3) is divided at least one location (4) and spaced apart there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH
    Inventor: Johan K. Fremerey