Housing Or Mounting Assemblies With Diverse Electrical Components Patents (Class 361/600)
  • Patent number: 8935847
    Abstract: A method for creating laboratory-scale reactive distillation apparatus from provided modular components is described. At least two types of modular distillation column stages are provided. A first type of modular stage comprises two physical interfaces for connection with a respective physical interface of another modular stage. A second type modular stage comprises one such physical interface. At least one type of tray is provided for insertion into the first type of modular stage. A clamping arrangement is provided for joining together two modular stages at their respective physical interfaces for connection to form a joint. The invention provides for at least three modular stages can be joined. At least one sensor or sensor array can be inserted into each modular stage. At least one controllable element can be inserted into each modular stage. The invention provides for study of traditional, advanced, and photochemical types of reactive distillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Lester F. Ludwig
  • 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: 8921693
    Abstract: A box (1) for accommodating and laying optical waveguides and/or copper conductors includes at least one housing (10) and at least one cover (20). The cover (20) is attached to the housing (10) such that it can pivot and can be detached. The cover (20) has at least one receptacle for a pin element (90). The housing (10) has at least one pin element (90). The at least one pin element (90) can be displaced parallel to a pivot axis relative to the holding element (80) to move into and out of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Services GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Benedetto, Oliver Hartmann, Frank Mössner, Michael Sielaff, Thomas Fischer
  • Patent number: 8913866
    Abstract: A support shelf for fiber optic hardware is disclosed. Generally, the support shelf includes a plurality of component mounting features that permits releasably mounting of fiber optic hardware at a plurality of locations on the support shelf. The component mounting features are generally openings in a base of the support shelf and may be slots in the base as well. With this improved configuration, fiber optic hardware such as adapter panels can be mounted at a variety of locations on the support shelf ranging from flush with a front edge of the support shelf to a recessed mounting, which is a distance from the front edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Monique L. Cote, Brent M. Frazier, Raymond G. Jay, Michael H. Rasmussen
  • 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: 8907215
    Abstract: A box-shape corrugated tube protector includes a side wall including an opening with a guide part at each both sides of the opening; a bottom wall including an insertion depression adapted to receive and support a corrugated tube, in communication with the opening; and a cover adapted to close the opening including a slide part slidably engaging with the guide part, and also including a projecting ridge and a rib inside, wherein the projecting ridge has an end face along a circumference of the corrugated tube, the rib has a projecting end face formed curved or sloped, continuous from the projecting ridge in a sliding direction of the cover, and the end face of the projecting ridge and the projecting end face of the rib smoothly intersects to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Suguru Sakai, Yoshihito Imaizumi, Hiroaki Takahashi, Ryouta Ando
  • Patent number: 8907212
    Abstract: A junction box includes a cable connecting box and a cover covering the cable connecting box. The cable connecting box includes an insulative block, a plurality of contacting foils retained in the insulative block and a plurality of diodes. Each diode connects with two neighborly contacting foils. The contacting foils are insert-molded with the insulative block. Based on thermal radiation properties of the plastic material is superior to that of the metal material, as the contacting foils transfer the heat to the insulative block, the insulative block would deliver the heat to the cable connecting box, then the heat would be delivered to the cover. Such that, the heat dissipates outside quickly from the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue-Yuan Xiao, Hong-Qiang Han, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8895852
    Abstract: A junction box adapted to provide an electrical connection to an electrical wire attached to a photovoltaic panel. The junction box has a lower portion which has an entry slot to allow entry of the wire into the junction box and a raised protrusion over which the wire is bent and formed to be substantially in the same shape as the raised protrusion. The junction box also has a clamp adapted to be attachable to said lower portion, whereby the clamp holds the wire in place for providing the electrical connection. The wire is preferably bus ribbon. The lower portion preferably has an elastic polymeric element disposed between the raised portion and the wire. The raised protrusion may have an elastic polymeric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Sella, Leon Kupershmidt
  • Patent number: 8890455
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are electric vehicle control device which can distribute the heat generated by the semiconductor devices in the DC/AC converter efficiently. Also disclosed herein are methods of converting DC to AC while keeping the heat value of the semiconductor devices stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinichi Toda, Ikuo Yasuoka, Yosuke Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 8884776
    Abstract: An electronic device, in particular of the sensor or detector type, includes a housing having first and second longitudinal opposite and sealed ends. The housing contains an electronic card and with its inside volume being filled by an insulating filler material that coats the card, its components, and the end of a connecting cable connected to the card, the housing including an opening at its second end, which is sealed by a connected piece that is equipped with a passage opening for the connecting cable. The sealing piece includes at least a second through opening for injecting filler material (5), this or each second opening being sealed by a plug (9) made of a material that conducts and diffuses light, of which a portion is positioned in the vicinity of, and even in contact with, at least one light signaling element (10) or light indicator carried by the card (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Senstronic (Societe par Actions Simplifiee)
    Inventors: Joël Franc, Remy Kirchdoerffer
  • Patent number: 8881386
    Abstract: There is provided a power module production method that is capable of stably producing a power module with highly reliable properties, and so forth. The power module production method produces a power module 1 by stacking a cooler 5, an insulating resin sheet 4, a heat sink block 3, and a semiconductor chip 2, wherein a first insulating resin sheet 41, which forms a lower layer of the insulating resin sheet 4, is first bonded to the cooler 5 by thermal compression. Next, with a second insulating resin sheet 42, which forms an upper layer of the insulating resin sheet 4, interposed between the first insulating resin sheet 41 and the heat sink block 3, the second insulating resin sheet 42 is bonded to the first insulating resin sheet 41 by thermal compression, and the heat sink block 3 is bonded to the second insulating resin sheet 42 by thermal compression. The semiconductor chip 2 is then soldered onto the heat sink block 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Yoshida
  • 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: 8876496
    Abstract: A compressor assembly including a housing and a terminal box is provided. The terminal box is offset relative to the housing and coupled with the housing with angled studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bitzer Kuehlmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Rogalski
  • Patent number: 8876548
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a power outlet unit. The power outlet unit includes an inlet, a first group of outlets spaced apart at intervals of one rack unit, a first circuit breaker electrically connected to the inlet and the first group of outlets, a second group of outlets spaced apart at intervals of one rack unit, and a second circuit breaker electrically connected to the inlet and the second group of outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Brendan F. Doorhy, Alva B. Eaton, Matthew C. Isoda, Charles T. Newcomb, Elsa V. Madrigal, Shahriar Allen, Rhonda L. Johnson, Donald J. Beran
  • Patent number: 8878483
    Abstract: A electronics unit operable to facilitate vehicle battery charging or other energy manipulation activities. The electronics unit may include a current sensor operable to determine an output current. The output current determination may be used as feedback or inputs to other electronics unit electronics, such as to facilitate battery charging related operations or other operations attendant to use of the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Yann Darroman, Josep Maria Roset Rubio, Miguel Angel Acena
  • 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: 8879420
    Abstract: A docking station includes a docking port configured to physically dock with a mobile device, wherein the docking port includes an input/output port. The docking station further includes a communication interface configured to send and receive traffic via a wired network. The docking station also includes a processing unit configured to set-up multiple Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) via the wired network and one or more other networks, assign at least one network address from multiple network addresses to each one of the multiple VPNs, and configure, via the input/output port, the mobile device to send and/or receive traffic via selected ones of the multiple VPNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot G. Eichen, Gowtham Javaregowda, Lee N. Goodman, James Flynn
  • Patent number: 8873222
    Abstract: An electric protective switching device is configured as a modular system and includes a switching device base module including first mechanical guide elements and an installation space with electric contacts. A control module including control electronics, first mechanical elements and electric counter-contact elements is installable into the installation space. A communication module including second mechanical elements is configured as an interface between the control electronics and an electronic bus system. The control module and the communication module are connectable mechanically and electrically to the switching device base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Eaton Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Dauer, Guenter Baujan, Anke Juelich
  • Patent number: 8867194
    Abstract: A lighting controller includes a housing and a power transformer mounted in the housing for stepping down an inputted AC power signal at a first higher voltage to at least one output AC power signal at a second lower voltage for powering a plurality of light fixtures. The controller further includes a switching device that can be closed and opened to connect and disconnect a primary winding of the power transformer to a source of AC power that can provide the inputted AC power signal. At least one wire connection terminal is connected to a secondary winding of the power transformer. A face pack is removably mounted in the housing and is operatively connected to the source of AC power and the switching device. The face pack includes a display, at least one manually actuable input device, a processor, a memory operatively connected to the processor, and an operational program stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Woytowitz, Darrin I. Schmuckle
  • Patent number: 8860259
    Abstract: An auxiliary electrical power system includes a housing that has a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall attached to and extends between the top and bottom walls. A battery for storing an electric charge is mounted within the housing. An inverter is mounted within the housing and is electrically coupled to the battery. A power cord is electrically coupled to the inverter and extends through the housing. The power cord has a distal end with respect to the housing. The distal end comprises a female plug configured to supply electricity to an electrically powered device from the battery when the electrically powered device is plugged into the female plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Mazzilli
  • Patent number: 8835762
    Abstract: An apparatus for electrical isolation of metallic hardware is provided and includes an item of hardware and an isolation sheet disposed in contact with the item of hardware. The isolation sheet includes first and second opposing sides at least one of which is anodized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Aerojet Rocketdyne of DE, Inc
    Inventors: Leo Gard, Karl Wefers
  • Patent number: 8826528
    Abstract: Approaches for formation of a circuit via which electrically connects a first thin film metallization layer a second thin film metallization layer are described. Via formation involves the use of an anodization barrier and/or supplemental pad disposed in a via connection region prior to anodization of the first metallization layer. The material used to form the barrier is substantially impermeable to the anodization solution during anodization, and disrupts the formation of oxide between the electrically conducting layer and the barrier. The supplemental pad is non-anodizable, and is covered by the barrier to substantially prevent current flow through the pad during anodization. Following anodization, the barrier is removed. If the supplemental pad is sufficiently conductive, it can be left on the first metallization layer after removal of the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven D. Theiss, Michael A. Haase
  • Patent number: 8824123
    Abstract: An animal deterrent device (ADD) includes a non-yielding base containing an array of animal deterring elements extending outwardly away therefrom. The base of the ADD is configured for deployment on at least one external surface of a transducer associated with a electrical charging system (ECS) used to electrically charge an energy storage device (ESD) on a vehicle. An array of animal deterring elements are respectively spaced apart a sufficient distance one-to-another and have respective heights so as to fill a space so that animals, such as a dog or a cat, are discouraged from residing on, or adjacent to at least one external surface of the transducer when the transducer that includes the ADD is disposed within a ground clearance of the vehicle. A method of using the ADD is also presented that includes a step of the ADD being formed in a mold in a single molding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Hickox
  • Patent number: 8821678
    Abstract: A method includes forming an assembly of a first part of a computing device enclosure and a second part of the computing device enclosure by disposing a thermoplastic adhesive layer between a surface portion of the first part and an opposing surface portion of the second part. The surface portion of the first part and the opposing surface portion of the second part define one or more bonding areas of the first part and the second part across a lateral extent of the assembly. The assembly has a non-uniform thermal mass distribution across its lateral extent. The method further includes applying spatially varying amounts of heat to the assembly across its lateral extent to soften the thermoplastic adhesive layer in the bonding areas relatively uniformly across the lateral extent of the assembly compared to applying a non-spatially varying amount of heat across the lateral extent of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Yu, Jeffrey Hayashida
  • Patent number: 8817465
    Abstract: A method is provided which includes providing a multi-rack assembly having adjacent first and second electronics racks, each being at least partially air-cooled, and an air-to-liquid heat exchanger associated with the first rack for cooling at least a portion of air passing through the first rack. The heat exchanger, which is disposed at the air inlet or air outlet side of the first rack and is coupled in fluid communication with a coolant loop to receive coolant from the loop and exhaust coolant to the loop, transfers heat from air passing thereacross to coolant passing therethrough. The assembly also includes a cooling unit, associated with the first rack and cooling coolant in the coolant loop, and an airflow director associated with the second rack and facilitating ducting at least a portion of air passing through the second rack to also pass across the heat exchanger associated with the first rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert E. Simons
  • Publication number: 20140233159
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a mixture comprising a hydrofluoroolefin and a fluoroketone, optionally associated with a dilution gas, as an electric insulating and/or electric arc extinguishing medium in a medium-voltage electrical device. It also relates to a medium-voltage electrical device in which electrical insulation and/or electric arc extinguishing is (are) provided by a mixture comprising a hydrofluoroolefin and a fluoroketone, optionally associated with a dilution gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Yannick Kieffel, Alain Girodet, Daniel Piccoz, Romain Maladen
  • Patent number: 8811000
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a bottom cover and a front panel. The bottom cover includes at least one first wall. The at least one first wall includes a locking portion set on an inner surface of the at least one first wall. The front panel defines at least one hole. The at least one hole is locked to the locking portion to secure the front panel to the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bao-Gang Zhao, Ping Li
  • Patent number: 8804362
    Abstract: In a high-frequency module, a laminate including a plurality of dielectric layers each including an electrode pattern located thereon, and a switch element which includes a test terminal arranged to output a negative voltage applied to the switch element and which is mounted on the laminate, are integrally formed. A test external terminal for external connection which outputs a signal to the outside is provided on a back surface of the laminate. The laminate includes a voltage transmission path electrically connecting the test terminal to the test external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Uejima
  • Patent number: 8802983
    Abstract: A signal interface includes a support structure having a pivotally supported cover and side wings. A latching mechanism is provided to secure the cover to the side wings in both stowed and deployed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christopher Clifton, Dean Jones, Philip Mitchell, David Myers, James Pruett
  • Patent number: 8802978
    Abstract: A network cabinet is provided includes a base member, two pairs of vertical frame rail members connected to the base member, and a top cover supported by at least one of the vertical frame rail members. The base member defines an opening and another opening is defined in the top cover. The vertical frame rail members are positioned spaced apart from four sidewalls from four corners of the cabinet formed by the four sidewalls, where each sidewall includes a panel or a door. The two pairs of vertical frame rail members and the four sidewalls define at least one cable management pathway and at least a portion of the cable management pathway is vertically aligned with at least a portion of the opening of the base member and the opening of the top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Adducci, Christopher A. Dybek, Bruce R. Appino, Max W. Hibner, Michael J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 8797762
    Abstract: A tire inside information acquiring device (100) attached inside a tire-wheel assembly, includes a housing body (10) configured to house a receiving antenna for receiving a radio signal and an electronic circuit unit connected to the receiving antenna, the electronic circuit unit constitutes the tire inside information acquiring device (100), and a substrate (40) on which the housing body (10) and a component constituting the tire inside information acquiring device (100) are disposed. The housing body (10) is formed of a nonmetallic inorganic material. The component is only formed of parts having water resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8791833
    Abstract: Preferred embodiments of housings for an automatic meter reading device permit the automatic meter reading device to be mounted on a meter such as a water meter, or on a wall remote from the meter. A removable portion of the housing can be separated from a body of the housing when the housing is used to mount the automatic meter reading device on the meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Elster Electricity, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Borleske, Rodney C. Hemminger, Robert T. Mason, Jr., Robert S. Fuller
  • Patent number: 8785772
    Abstract: A terminal box includes a box body having a bottom portion, a terminal portion fixed to the box body, a pressing portion, a holding portion and a slide mechanism The bottom portion has an opening portion capable of receiving a terminal inserted therein from the outside. The terminal portion is capable of establishing electric conduction between the terminal portion and the terminal upon contact therewith. The pressing portion is switchable between a contacting state in which the pressing portion clamps the terminal with the terminal portion for establishing electric conduction between the terminal portion and the terminal and a spaced state spaced apart from the terminal portion. The holding portion holds the pressing portion integrally and is slidable on the box body in the direction of movement of the pressing portion to/away from the terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ohmori, Toshiya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8766093
    Abstract: A tuner module is characterized by: a chassis formed with lateral surfaces wrapping four corners to open both sides; an upper cover covering one opened side of the chassis to be provided with an elastic fixation end that is fixed at the lateral surface; and a lower cover applying pressure to an external surface of the elastic fixation end to cover the other opened side of the chassis whereby another elastic hitching end that is fixed at the lateral surface is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Heungkyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8760863
    Abstract: A multi-rack assembly is provided which includes adjacent first and second electronics racks, each being at least partially air-cooled, and an air-to-liquid heat exchanger associated with the first rack for cooling at least a portion of air passing through the first rack. The heat exchanger, which is disposed at the air inlet or air outlet side of the first rack and is coupled in fluid communication with a coolant loop to receive coolant from the loop and exhaust coolant to the loop, transfers heat from air passing thereacross to coolant passing therethrough. The assembly also includes a cooling unit, associated with the first rack and cooling coolant in the coolant loop, and an airflow director associated with the second rack and facilitating ducting at least a portion of air passing through the second rack to also pass across the heat exchanger associated with the first rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Richard C. Chu, Milnes P. David, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., Madhusudan K. Iyengar, Robert E. Simons
  • Patent number: 8760879
    Abstract: The present invention provides a box-type housing for a multiplexer having a generally flat base plate, a circuit board disposed on the base plate, and at least one partition member arranged on top the circuit board to isolate components of the circuit board and to mechanically secure the circuit board to the base plate. The invention also provides a method of isolating components of a circuit board in a box-type housing for a multiplexer and a method of providing a ground connection to a base plate of a box-type housing for a multiplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: R.A. Miller Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John Jeremy Churchill Platt
  • Patent number: 8761846
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (100) includes a controllable skin texture surface (104) and control logic (200) that is operative to change a tactile configuration of at least a portion of the controllable skin texture surface (104) in response to at least any one (i.e., one or more) of: a received wireless signal, a battery level change condition, an incoming call, information from a proximity sensor, sound sensor, light sensor, data representing a user of the device, or data representing completion of a user authentication sequence. The controllable skin texture surface (104) may form part of a non-user interface portion or a user interface portion, such as a function key, keypad or other operational element of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Michael E. Caine
  • Patent number: 8762618
    Abstract: A disclosed example system includes a termination panel, and a shared bus on the termination panel. The shared bus is to removably receive a plurality of bases that removably receive modules to communicate with field devices, and communicatively couple the modules to an input/output card to exchange communications between the modules and a controller that is in communication with the input/output card via a second bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Allan Burr, Gary Keith Law, Doyle Eugene Broom, Mark J. Nixon
  • Patent number: 8758241
    Abstract: A plurality of sensors are embedded in a form fitting garment similar to exercise togs such that the sensors are held in contact with or close proximity to the body. The sensors are connected via a plurality wires to an electronics module which is unintrusive being literally in its ultimate configuration the size of a credit card. A range of thickness, from 6 mm (6 credit cards) down to 1 mm or less, is possible for the module inclusive of a rechargeable lithium polymer battery. The electronics module can be easily removed for garment maintenance (laundering).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Harry K. Charles, Jr., Russell P. Cain
  • Patent number: 8756034
    Abstract: A test installation for electrical filter installations has, in the interior of a housing, a dust measurement device, a converter control cabinet, a feed for the converter control cabinet, a computer, connecting apparatuses for connecting the dust measurement device to a clean and a raw-gas dust channel of the electrical filter installation, cables for connecting the converter control cabinet to a high-voltage rectifier for the electrical filter installation, as well as a power connection, and wherein the housing has recesses for passing through at least the connecting apparatuses, the cable and power supplies for the feed and for the power connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Klöckner, Michael Steingräber, Andreas Zintl
  • Publication number: 20140160634
    Abstract: Equipment protection systems, arc containment devices, and methods of assembling arc containment devices are disclosed. In one example, an electrical isolation structure includes a conductor base, a cover coupled to the conductor base and defining an isolation chamber, a containment shield disposed on the conductor base within the isolation chamber, and a biasing assembly positioned between the cover and the containment shield. The containment shield defines a containment chamber configured to enclose the plurality of electrode assemblies. The containment shield is configured to at least partially contain the arc products within the containment chamber. The biasing assembly is configured to permit the containment shield to move away from the conductor base to thereby define a gap between the conductor base and the containment shield to enable at least some of the arc gases to vent from the containment chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srinivas Naga Palvadi, Ravi Kumar, Chandrakanth Gopularam
  • Patent number: 8733855
    Abstract: Modular bucket assemblies enable selective configuration of switchgear compartments for conformance with selective levels of personnel accessibility to energized switchgear. The bucket assemblies can be configured to enable personnel access to energized compartments while service doors are open, such as for instrumentation compartments. Interiors and the front face of instrumentation compartment bucket assemblies are isolated from potential infiltration of hot arc gasses in the switchgear cabinet. Other compartments can be configured to enable personnel access to the front face of a fully closed door energized circuit breaker compartment by isolating the compartment door exterior and venting any hot arc gasses out of the compartment interior in a direction away from the front and other peripheral sides of the switchgear cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry W. Josten, Keith Flowers, Rahul Rajvanshi
  • Publication number: 20140133069
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a power generation system that includes an alternator and an engine that drives the alternator to generate power. The power generation system further includes a housing where the alternator and the engine are within the housing. The housing may provide improved sound attenuation when the power generation system is operating. The housing includes a first corner rail such that a bracket is connected to one end of the first corner rail and at least one side panel. The bracket is connected along an edge of the first corner rail. The first corner rail includes a channel that extends from the end of the first corner rail along a length of the first corner rail. The power generation system includes a first fastener that extends into the channel to connect the bracket to the first corner rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Robert J. Danforth, III, Doug Hasenstein, Kenneth Watry, Travis Andren
  • Patent number: 8724334
    Abstract: A circuit module and a manufacturing method for the same, reduce a possibility that a defect area where an electrically conductive resin is not coated may occur in a shield layer. A mother board is prepared. A plurality of electronic components are mounted on a principal surface of the mother board. An insulator layer is arranged so as to cover the principal surface of the mother board and the electronic components. The insulator layer is cut such that grooves and projections are formed in and on the principal surface of the insulator layer and the insulator layer has a predetermined thickness H. An electrically conductive resin is coated on the principal surface of the insulator layer to form a shield layer. The mother board including the insulator layer and the shield layer both formed thereon is divided to obtain a plurality of circuit modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishikawa, Makoto Fujita, Fumikiyo Kawahara
  • Patent number: 8723032
    Abstract: With the present invention, conductor grids for electronic housings and a manufacturing method for such conductor grids are provided. According to the invention, the conductor grid is produced from two metal strips (130, 110, 140) welded along the joint edge (150), with only one of the two metal strips needing to have a surface suitable for the wire bonding. The amount of the conventionally used, plated starting material can be considerably reduced in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventor: Lorenz Berchtold
  • Patent number: 8716970
    Abstract: A method for controlling a motor comprises steps of: first, determining whether a switch of a motor control circuit in an electronic system is in a first state; then, operating the motor at a fanless operation mode when a temperature inside an enclosure of the electronic system is higher than zero and lower than a first threshold temperature, wherein the rotation speed of the motor is zero rpm; operating the motor at a silent operation mode when the temperature is higher than the first threshold temperature and lower than a second threshold temperature, wherein the rotation speed of the motor is a constant rotation speed; and operating the motor at a cooling operation mode when the temperature is higher than the second threshold temperature, wherein the rotation speed of the motor is a function of the temperature and varies between the constant rotation speed and a maximum rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 8697990
    Abstract: A power conditioner assembly includes: first and second brackets and a power conditioner. Each bracket includes a rear portion adapted to attach to a rear portion of an equipment rack and a front portion that extends frontwardly. The power conditioner includes a housing having a rear panel, a first side panel mounted to the first bracket and a second, opposed side panel mounted to the second bracket. The power conditioner is mountable to the brackets in a plurality of orientations including: a rearward orientation with the rear panel oriented substantially vertically; and at least one angled orientation with the rear panel at an oblique angle to vertical. The brackets may also be adapted to attach to other mounting surfaces and/or other brackets may be provided for this purpose to provide additional mounting options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: WirePath Home Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Moore, John Hatcher, Mark H. Linton
  • Patent number: 8681479
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are described for a pre-wired and pre-engineered integrated platform for power supply and distribution that is pre-assembled, scalable, and modular. The skeletal framework of the integrated platform acts as an equipment support structure as well as a cable routing support system. A set of cables having wiring is routed along the skeletal framework of the integrated platform and goes to two or more cabinet enclosures mounted onto the skeletal framework. The skeletal framework acts as a National Electric Code approved raceway system to support and route the set of cables to the electrical equipment in the mounted cabinet enclosures. The integrated platform supports the weight of the one or more cabinet enclosures mounted onto the skeletal framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rosendin Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew John Englert, Jeffrey David Rose, John Manual Loera
  • Patent number: 8674232
    Abstract: A device-embedded flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) and a method of manufacturing the device-embedded FPCB are provided. The device-embedded FPCB includes: a first conductive layer; a first insulating layer which is disposed on the first conductive layer and includes at least one bump hole and at least one groove; a first plating layer which is formed in the at least one groove of the first insulating layer; and a device which includes at least one bump which is inserted into the at least one bump hole to be connected to the first conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-sik Cho, Sung-taik Hong, Gun-ho Wang
  • 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