Housing Or Mounting Assemblies With Diverse Electrical Components Patents (Class 361/600)
  • Patent number: 8359929
    Abstract: A surface mounted instrument (20) that is easily installed to seal (110, 120) against a mounting surface (150) in spite of imprecise installation of a standard rough-in box (145) or irregularities in the surface. A cover plate (60) overlays the installed instrument housing (10) without the use of outwardly visible mechanical connectors by use of a pawl (65) that engages the housing. An oversized display (50) is mounted for easy replacement on a moveable display module (45) for unobstructed access to the interior (35) of the housing. Subsurface channels (90) formed in the housing are used to deliver a working fluid from a measured location to a sensor (85) inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Setra Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Bourbeau, Anthony T. Batista, Eric C. Beishline, Been-Chyuan Lin, Tiago Braz Anes
  • Patent number: 8357851
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications distribution cabinet having a cabinet housing in which a first swing frame and a second swing frame are pivotably mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Anderson, Craig M. Standish, Soutsada Vongseng
  • Patent number: 8342291
    Abstract: A checkout system for handling sales or payment transactions with a computer module for electronically processing payment-related data, with at least one peripheral module which is connected electrically and mechanically to the computer module, wherein a housing wall of at least one peripheral device adjoins a housing wall of the computer module such that the mutually facing housing walls of said computer module and said peripheral module are arranged parallel, characterized in that the peripheral module (3) is in electrical contact with the computer module (2) and/or with a further peripheral module (4) by means of an electrical plug device (23, 28), wherein the electrical plug device (23, 28) has at least corresponding plug/connection elements (24, 29) which are respectively arranged on the mutually facing housing walls (14, 15) of the adjacent modules (2, 3, 4), and wherein the peripheral module (3) can be mechanically locked to the computer module (2) and/or to at least the further peripheral module (4) b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Baitz, Uwe Kirschke
  • 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: 8339365
    Abstract: A computer mouse includes a housing, a first container secured in the housing, and a second container secured in the first container, a timing unit, and a processor. The first container defines through holes. The first container and the second container are spaced by a distance to define a receiving space being partly filling in liquid. Suspending members extends through the through holes. One end of the suspending member is received in the receiving space. The density of the suspending members is less than that of the liquid Sensitive switches are attached to the first container. A method for the mouse includes determining whether any one of the second contacts is charged; generating a position signal, controlling the timing unit to time; determining the movement direction of the a cursor; determining the movement distance of the cursor; and generating cursor control signal for controlling movement of the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Hung Chou
  • Patent number: 8310452
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a touch panel display apparatus including: a display panel; a movable panel unit including a touch panel and being flat plate-like in shape; a movable support section for supporting the movable panel unit on a support structure so as to permit the movable panel unit to be moved along a plane parallel to the panel surface of the movable panel unit; an actuator configured to drive the movable panel unit to vibrate; an actuator drive control section for outputting an actuator drive signal to drivingly control the actuator; an acoustic pressure generating member configured to generate an acoustic pressure by being driven by the actuator to vibrate; and a superposing section for superposing an acoustic signal on the actuator drive signal outputted by the actuator drive control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Takenaka, Shigeaki Maruyama, Junichi Sekine
  • Patent number: 8305768
    Abstract: In a lead mounting method of mounting, onto a principal surface of a printed board, a lead to be connected to a terminal, a flat lead is prepared which lead has a mounted part to be disposed on the principal surface of the printed board and a connected part to be connected to the terminal. The flat lead is bent into an L shape so that the mounted part and the connected part are perpendicular to each other to obtain an L-shaped lead. The mounted part of the L-shaped lead is connected and fixed onto the principal surface of the printed board by soldering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itaru Takeda, Tomoyuki Kato, Yasuo Shoji
  • Patent number: 8300415
    Abstract: An electronic component for an integrated mechatronic system has at least two housing parts with at least one housing base, a housing cover, and an electrical connection between the components disposed in the interior of the housing and components located outside the housing. The electrical connection is fixed on the housing base. The housing cover is glued directly to the electrical connection and/or the housing base and, in this manner, enables lasting hermetically sealed protection for the sensitive electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Joseph Loibl, Karl Smirra
  • Patent number: 8299375
    Abstract: A draft protection device for a laboratory instrument according to the invention encloses a weighing compartment that surrounds a balance pan and includes a rear wall, a front wall, two sidewalls, a top cover with at least one opening, and a floor that is delimited by border edges. The top cover is connected at least to one of the two sidewalls and/or the front wall and/or the rear wall in an arrangement where the top cover and the walls connected thereto are vertically movable together in relation to the balance pan. In addition, the vertically movable wall(s) are vertically moveable past the adjacent border edge(s) of the floor. In any vertical position of the top cover, at least one of the sidewalls is horizontally slidable relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AG
    Inventors: Paul Lüchinger, Sandra Ehrbar
  • 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: 8288854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor package and method for making the same. The semiconductor package includes a silicon substrate unit, a bridge chip and at least one active chip. The silicon substrate unit has a cavity and a plurality of vias. The bridge chip is attached to the cavity and has a plurality of non-contact pads. The active chip is disposed above the bridge chip and has a plurality of non-contact pads and a plurality of conducting elements. The conducting elements of the active chip contact the vias of the silicon substrate unit, the non-contact pads of the active chip face but are not in physical contact with the non-contact pads of the bridge chip, so as to provide proximity communication between the active chip and the bridge chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Fu Weng, Yi-Ting Wu
  • 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: 8283562
    Abstract: An electrical interface assembly configured to be supported within a wall of a mobile structure. The electrical interface assembly includes a frame having spaced apart inner and outer supports. Panels including electrical connectors are removably supported by the inner and outer supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christopher Clifton, Dean L. Jones, Philip S. Mitchell, David Myers, James M. Pruett
  • Patent number: 8284559
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides EMC, RFI, BCI and ESD shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. The PCB architecture is bifurcated into a first board carrying common circuit components in a surface mount configuration suitable for high volume production, and a second board carrying application specific circuit components in a wave soldered stick mount configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Kevin Earl Meyer, Timothy D. Garner, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Patent number: 8279188
    Abstract: A protective panel having touch panel function is used for protecting a front surface of a display device that is disposed so as to be visually recognized from outside, and the protective panel is fitted in a panel fitting part of a casing provided with an opening such that an outer surface of the protective panel forms a flat plane identical with that of the casing with no gap formed therebetween. The protective panel includes: an upper electrode sheet having a decorative layer and upper electrodes provided thereon; and a lower electrode sheet having lower electrodes provided on an upper surface thereof, and the upper electrode sheet and the lower electrode sheet are disposed such that the respective electrodes thereof face with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuji Kusuda, Takao Hashimoto, Toshiyuki Iwai, Koji Okamoto, Jun Shimizu
  • 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: 8258400
    Abstract: A storage case (300) includes a case body (320) formed by joining a plurality of members (301, 302) with a joint structure (303a, 303b, 304), an opening (16) formed in the case body (320), a closure member (14) capable of closing the opening (16), a seal structure (17) provided between the case body (320) and the closure member (14), and a foreign-matter guide portion (10) provided on an outer surface of the case body (320), aside from the joint structure (303a, 303b, 304), such that the foreign-matter guide portion is located above the seal structure in the vertical direction of the storage case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukari Inoue, Hitoshi Imura
  • Patent number: 8260375
    Abstract: An electronic device has a case that is formed by combining first and second members respectively having first and second engaging portions formed along an outer circumferential portion thereof such that the first and second members make contact with each other. The electronic device includes a corner engaging member having a rib, an outer supporting member and an inner supporting member. The rib is formed at a corner portion of the first engaging portion such that the rib is curved along the corner portion. The outer supporting member is formed at a corner portion of the second engaging portion, which corresponds to the corner portion of the first engaging portion. The outer supporting member makes contact with an outer circumferential surface of the rib. The inner supporting member makes line-contact with an inner circumferential surface of the rib. The rib is inserted between the outer supporting member and the inner supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Imaizumi, Yohei Kawahara, Koji Saito, Eiji Nakata
  • Patent number: 8254144
    Abstract: A circuit board laminated module includes: a first circuit board having a multi-layer structure in which ground layers are provided in a plurality of layers; a second circuit board mounted on the first circuit board; and a semiconductor chip mounted on the second circuit board, wherein in the first circuit board, a noise guiding through via which guides an electromagnetic noise generated in the semiconductor chip to a lower layer side is provided on a side different from a circuit portion or a circuit element desired to be protected against influence of the electromagnetic noise in a surrounding direction of an occurrence place of the electromagnetic noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuji Matsumoto, Shusaku Yanagawa, Shuichi Oka, Shinji Rokuhara
  • 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: 8252445
    Abstract: A battery lock for locking a battery of an electronic apparatus is provided. The battery lock includes a sliding button and a sliding member. The sliding button includes a sliding part for sliding the battery lock. The sliding member includes a base part and a side part extended from the base part. The sliding button is assembled on the base part of the sliding member detachably. At least one pushing part are fixed on the side part of the sliding member to lock the battery of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Hung Chu
  • Patent number: 8248771
    Abstract: A power supply of personal computers equipped with a modular conversion circuit comprises a main circuit board, a conversion module board, a first conversion circuit and a first module slot located on the main circuit board, and a second conversion circuit and a second module slot located on the conversion module board. The first conversion circuit converts an input power to generate at least one output power. The first module slot outputs the output power. The second conversion circuit converts the output power and generates at least one conversion power. The second module slot outputs the conversion power to allow at least one external element to respectively electrically connect to the first module slot and the second module slot according to power requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sea Sonic Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 8244942
    Abstract: An adapter for mounting a device in a computer enclosure is disclosed herein. A computer storage device adapter includes an adapter chassis configured to be installed in at least one drive bay of a computer, and to house a storage device. The adapter further includes a bezel attached to the chassis. The bezel has a color, texture, and relief pattern matching a color, texture, and relief pattern of a portion of a front panel of the computer directly adjacent to the at least one drive bay in which the adapter is to be installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Dean, Tom J. Searby
  • Patent number: 8242384
    Abstract: Example multi-layer printed circuit boards (‘PCBs’) are described as well as methods of making and using such PCBs that include layers of laminate; at least one via hole traversing the layers of laminate, and a via conductor contained within the via hole, the via conductor comprising a used portion and an unused portion, the via conductor comprising copper coated with a metal having a conductivity lower than the conductivity of copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Moises Cases, Tae Hong Kim, Rohan U. Mandrekar, Nusrat I. Sherali
  • Patent number: 8237052
    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: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Adducci, Christopher A. Dybek, Bruce R. Appino, Max W. Hibner, Michael J. McGrath
  • Patent number: 8238107
    Abstract: A cap for a MEMS package includes a main body having a bottom surface, a top surface, a plurality of accommodations recessed from the bottom surface towards the top surface, and a plurality of slots recessed from the top surface towards the bottom surface in a way that the top surface is defined into a plurality of regions corresponding to the accommodations respectively. After completion of the MEMS package, the package can be cut along the slots into a plurality of MEMS package units, such that the cutting work can be done quickly and the cutting burrs can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Lingsen Precision Industries, Ltd
    Inventors: Jen-Chuan Yeh, Kuo-Ting Lee
  • Publication number: 20120170244
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display having a display panel comprising a first substrate and a second substrate disposed facing the first substrate, the first substrate comprising a display area and a pad area, a buffer member disposed on one surface of the first substrate, the buffering member having a buffer layer and an adhesive layer formed on at least one surface of the buffer layer, and a bezel or a case accommodating the display panel and buffer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Oh-June Kwon, Kuen-Dong Ha, Hyun-Min Hwang, Ji-Ho Kang, Chan-Kyoung Moon, Hyun-Hee Lee, Jung-Jun Im, Dong-Su Yee, In-Soo Lee, Min-Su Kim, Young-Cheol Joo, Seung-Yong Song, Ji-Hun Ryu, Kwan-Hee Lee, Young-Seo Choi, Sun-Young Jung, Sun-Hwa Kim, Dai-Han Cho
  • Patent number: 8213207
    Abstract: A system may include a first connector housing, a magnetic data storage device mechanically coupled to the first connector housing, a second connector housing configured to be mechanically engaged with the first connector housing, and a permanent magnet mechanically coupled to the second cavity. In some examples, relative motion between the magnetic data storage device and the permanent magnetic causes data stored on the magnetic data storage device to be modified. In one example, the system further includes a printed board assembly mechanically coupled to one of the first or second connector housings and a master interconnect board mechanically coupled to the other one of the first or connector housings. Modification to the data stored on the magnetic data storage device may indicate relative movement between the first and second connector housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Kallay, William J. Dalzell, Joseph C. Hart
  • Patent number: 8212430
    Abstract: An electromagnetic service communicating device for coupling to a host in at least two distinct orientations as well as a modular system including a host and a functional device. The electromagnetic service communicating device provides electromagnetic service from the host to the functional device. The electromagnetic service communicating device includes a first member having a first interface connectable to the host and that is pivotally connected to a second member having a second interface connectable to the functional device. The hosts can have differently oriented electromagnetic service interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8209557
    Abstract: A computer set for coupling to a disk drive and a battery unit, includes a disk-drive connecting port, a power diverter circuit and a power source. The connecting port includes a set of disk terminals, a set of battery terminals, and a set of power terminals. The diverter circuit is coupled electrically to the connecting port. The power source is electrically coupled to the diverter circuit such that when the computer set is coupled to the disk drive, the sets of disk and power terminals are electrically coupled to the disk drive and the power source supplies a first electrical power for the disk drive via the diverter circuit. When the computer set is coupled to the battery unit, the sets of battery and power terminals are coupled electrically to the battery unit so as to permit the battery unit to supply a second electrical power for the computer set via the diverter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yih-Neng Lin, Min-Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 8198532
    Abstract: A media distribution hub including a housing including a first housing member and a second housing member configured for releasable sealing engagement with one another. A sleeve is disposed about the housing, and is configured to lock the first housing member and the second housing member together and to provide a seal about the first and second housing members. A media retaining mat is disposed within the housing. A plurality of fasteners are also included, at least one of the fasteners configured for engagement with the first housing member, and at least one of the fasteners configured for engagement with the second housing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Zhi Chen, Mark Anthony Ali
  • Patent number: 8193936
    Abstract: A solar powered perimeter beam security system comprising a plurality of spaced towers. The towers have detection beams extending between them for detecting an intruder when at least one of the detection beams is interrupted. Each of the towers communicates with a remote unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Solarbeam Security, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Houston
  • Patent number: 8193818
    Abstract: A method of detecting partial corona discharge in a targeted circuit of an electrical apparatus, comprises the steps of: wrapping a Rogowski coil around a leg of the targeted circuit to produce a Rogowski coil signal that represents electrical current rate of change in the leg of the targeted circuit; coupling the Rogowski coil signal to a three-dimensional display device that may represent the dimension of time, the dimension of amplitude as a function of a time, and the dimension of duration of amplitude as a function of time in successive periods of that have a preselected duration; monitoring the display device to detect deviations of the duration of amplitude as a function of time from a normal waveform in the leg of the targeted circuit; and correlating ones of the detected deviations of the duration of amplitude as a function of time from a normal waveform that exceed a preselected deviation level as indicative of partial corona discharge within the targeted circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: John Horowy, Neal D. Clements
  • Patent number: 8185173
    Abstract: A mobile terminal having a first body, a second body slidably attached to the first body, and means for connecting the first body to the second body and allowing the second body to be moved between a closed position and an open position such that an overall thickness of the mobile terminal in the open position is thinner than an overall thickness of the mobile terminal in the closed position. The means includes a slide mechanism having at least one rail mechanism attached to the first body; and at least one slider mechanism attached to the second body and slidably engaged with the at least one rail mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chang Jea Kim
  • Patent number: 8173898
    Abstract: Systems and method for installing computer equipment and power distribution equipment in facilities is provided. In one aspect, the present invention provides an uninterruptible power supply system for use with a plurality of devices, each of the plurality of devices having a power input to receive power. The uninterruptible power supply system includes an equipment rack, an input to receive input power, a DC power source mounted in the equipment rack that provides DC power, an output that provides output power derived from at least one of the input power and the DC power, power distribution circuitry, mounted within the equipment rack, having a plurality of distribution devices each having an input coupled to the output to receive the output power, and a plurality of output power cables each having a first end coupled to one of the plurality of distribution devices to receive output power and a second end that mates with the power input of one of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: American Power Conversion Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Rasmussen, William Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8153893
    Abstract: A patching system includes network equipment in a cabinet; a first patch panel cabinet; a second patch panel cabinet; a vertical patch panel mounted between the first patch panel cabinet and the second patch panel cabinet, the vertical patch panel having telecommunications connectors mounted therein; and a vertical cable manager mounted adjacent to one of the first patch panel cabinet and the second patch panel cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Siemon Company
    Inventors: Darren McSorley, Randy J. Below, Peter Thickett, Michael Boisseau, Lyle Menard
  • Patent number: 8150466
    Abstract: An apparatus for detachably installing a smart card, such as a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, in a portable terminal is provided. The apparatus includes an opening on the portable terminal, a sliding member slidably coupled to the terminal to move in and out of the opening, and a cover on an end portion of the sliding member to open and close the opening as the sliding member slides. The SIM card is placed on the sliding member to move in and out of the opening through a sliding movement of the sliding member. The apparatus prevent damage to the SIM card when it is detachably installed in the portable terminal through the sliding movement of the sliding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Bae Park, Yong-Woo Jeon, Byoung-Joo Yi, Gyu-Bok Lee, Sung-Sun Park, Young-Jun Jung
  • Patent number: 8149424
    Abstract: A disclosed image processing device includes: a media connecting portion including a first surface and a second surface forming a space for housing a protrusion type storage medium whose body protrudes from the media connecting portion and an insertion type storage medium whose body is inserted into the media connecting portion; a protrusion type slot portion for protrusion type storage media formed on the first surface; and an insertion type slot portion for insertion type storage media formed on the second surface. An insertion direction in the protrusion type slot portion is substantially orthogonal to an insertion direction in the insertion type slot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yomogida, Yoichi Utaka
  • 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: 8143519
    Abstract: A wind turbine wiring enclosure cabinet is provided having a housing and an electrical circuit connection means. The housing has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a sidewall in contact with the top surface, the top surface having a plurality of apertures formed therein. The housing has an interior, and the sidewall has at least one door accessing the interior. The electrical circuit connection means includes a plurality of non-conductive vertical members, and a plurality of conductive elements having connected thereto a plurality of connector retention means. Each connector retention means has a slot formed therein for insertion therein of a lay-in lug assembly. Each non-conductive vertical member has two sidewalls with an intermediate wall connected to each of the two sidewalls. The apertures formed in the top surface are arranged in a plurality of groups, as are the apertures formed in the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Connector Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin F. Puccini
  • Patent number: 8145280
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a cover, a main body rotatably connecting to the cover, and a bracket received in the cover. The bracket includes a holding member and a connecting member extending from the holding member. The holding member is used for holding the lens. The connecting member includes a buffer mounted between a joint section of the cover and the main body. The buffer can slow down the abrasion between the cover and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Zai-Jun Wu
  • Patent number: 8140136
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a first body, a second body, and a slide module slidably coupling the first body and the second body, the first body and the second body sliding with respect to each other via the slide module, wherein the slide module includes a first slide member, a second slide member configured to slide with respect to the first slide member between a first position and a second position, and a fixation unit configured to position the first slide member and the second slide member stably at one of the first and second positions, wherein the fixation unit is further configured to allow only a sliding movement between the first and the second positions in a vertical direction, inhibiting relative movement of the first and second slide members in directions other than the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sung-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 8131902
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for determining the orientation of a blade server with respect to a blade chassis, whenever the blade is inserted into a chassis with either vertical or horizontal slots. In an embodiment, wherein the blade server has opposing first and second edges, first and second connectors are located in pre-specified corresponding relationship with the first and second blade server edges. A first device in the blade chassis generates an information signal, wherein the information signal has an element that indicates the spatial location of a reference feature of the chassis. The embodiment includes a path for sending the information signal to either the first connector or the second connector, according to the orientation of the blade inserted into the chassis. A second device identifies the connector that receives the information signals, and uses the connector identity and the signal element together to determine the orientation of the inserted blade with respect to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Kent Karstens
  • Patent number: 8129617
    Abstract: An electric distribution box includes a resin exterior cover which houses an interior component and has an opening for resin-molding the exterior cover on a bottom wall of the exterior cover, and a resin cap which is fit into the opening to close the opening. A flange formed on an outer periphery of the resin cap is kept in intimate contact with the bottom wall of the exterior cover. A molding hole for forming a locking piece by resin molding is provided on the flange. The locking piece locks the resin cap to the opening of the exterior cover. A swell is formed at an entire peripheral edge of the molding hole of the resin cap. An outer face of the interior component is kept in intimate contact with the swell so that the molding hole of the resin cap is closed by the outer face of the interior component and the flange is kept in intimate contact with the bottom wall of the exterior cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Nakayama, Shinichi Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8120723
    Abstract: The invention is related to a flat panel display, comprising a panel, a first frame body and a second frame body. The first frame body has a U-shaped fastening member with at least an opening on one sidewall thereof. The second frame body is concaved a first recess corresponding to the U-shaped fastening member. The first recess has at least a protrusion on one sidewall thereof and the protrusion corresponds to the opening. Therefore, when the protrusion is pressed into the opening and then the U-shaped fastening member is wedged in the first recess, the first frame body and the second frame body are fixed together and thus the panel between the first frame body and the second frame body can be fastened tightly without using fastening bolts and soldering art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignees: AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corp., Ltd., AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Zhen-Yi Bao
  • Patent number: 8111155
    Abstract: Among the embodiments of the present invention are pest control devices (1010, 1110, 1210) each operable to detect the presence of pests. The pest control device (1010, 1110, 1210) has a bait (1032) that is consumed or displaced by one or more species of pest, a pest sensing circuit (1052, 1152, 1252), and a monitoring circuit (1069, 1169, 1269). The pest sensing circuit (1052, 1152, 1252) can be altered by pest activity. The monitoring circuit (1069, 1169, 1269) detects this alteration and reports it automatically or in response to an external stimulus or interrogation to indicate pest presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Daniel T. Barber, Don Black
  • Patent number: 8101287
    Abstract: A housing includes a substrate; a tin layer deposited on the substrate; a magnesium-tin layer formed between the substrate and the tin layer; a chromium layer deposited on the tin layer; a chromium-tin layer formed between tin layer on the chromium layer; and a chromium oxide or nitrogen layer deposited on the chromium layer. The substrate is made of magnesium or magnesium alloy; the tin layer is comprised of tin; the magnesium-tin layer is a magnesium-tin layer; the chromium layer is comprised of chromium; the chromium-tin layer is a chromium-tin layer; the chromium oxide or nitrogen layer is a chromium oxide nitrogen layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huan-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Man-Xi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8089973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a data distribution device comprising of a core electronics suite having at least two data ports where each port is in communication with its own network transport medium. At least two broadband transceivers, each in communication with its own broadband data port, enable sending and receiving of broadband data signals. At least two converters, each in communication with its own transceiver, enable the conversion of RF modulated data signals into data packets and the conversion of data packets into RF modulated data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Faska, Richard Stack, Charles A. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8084688
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing, and a sealing member. The first housing has a first sidewall, and the second housing has a second sidewall. The sealing member is positioned between the first housing and the second housing. The first sealing member is elastic, and defines a first assembly groove and a second assembly groove. The first sidewall is engaged in the first assembly groove and tightly attached to the sealing member. The second sidewall is engaged in the second assembly groove and tightly attached to the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Chen-Li Kao, Chien-Ming Chih, Deng-Zhong Chen
  • Patent number: 8085187
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process instrument comprising a housing and an antenna secured to the housing. A process adaptor is associated with the antenna and housing for securing the instrument to a process vessel to define a process seal. A control in the housing generates or receives a high frequency signal. The control comprises an electromagnetic radiating element. A body supports the radiating element in the housing proximate the antenna for rotation at any angular orientation without affecting the process seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Magnetrol International, Incorporated
    Inventor: Alan Gard