Distribution Or Control Unit Patents (Class 361/622)
  • Patent number: 11322317
    Abstract: A housing for accommodating an electrical device is provided. A bolt for holding a bus bar electrically connected to the electrical device includes a threaded shaft and a base. The housing includes a first housing configured to hold the electrical device and a bolt housing. The bolt housing includes an upper wall having a U-shaped slot. A resilient tab is disposed on a bottom wall and beneath the U-shaped slot. A pair of slits are disposed on each side of the resilient tab, wherein the threaded shaft is dimensioned to be seated within the U-shaped slot, and wherein the resilient tab presses the base against an undersurface of the upper wall so as to hold the bolt in an upright position relative to the upper wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nicholas Figueras
  • Patent number: 11098946
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a door-in-door having a display screen assembly and a refrigerator having the same. The door-in-door comprises a first door body and a second door body; the first door body has a transparent panel, and the second door body is provided with a display screen assembly. When the first door body closes the cabinet, a display interface of the display screen assembly is displayed through the transparent panel of the first door body. According to the present invention, an operation state of the refrigerator can be learnt about without opening the first door body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: HAIER SMART HOME CO., LTD., QINGDAO HAIER REFRIGERATOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingyong Liu, Ning Wang, Weijian Fu, Yuan Wang, Heng Zhang, Shidong Li
  • Patent number: 11081843
    Abstract: The present application provides an intelligent socket control system for preventing children from electric shock, which includes: personnel monitoring module, configured to continuously monitor if there is a person in the monitored area; information determining module, configured to determine the age of a person in the monitoring area when it is monitored the person in the monitoring area; socket control module, configured to control the power-on indicator of the socket in the monitoring area turn off and control the jack baffle of the socket in the monitoring area close according to the age of the person in the monitoring area, wherein, when the jack baffle of the socket is closed, the jack of the socket cannot be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ANHUI GEEK DISCOVERY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Longyun Li
  • Patent number: 11052742
    Abstract: A mounting system includes a chassis, guide rods, and lifting elements. The guide rods extend from a back wall of the chassis and are suspended above a support platform of the chassis. A first guide rod is spaced a designated height above the support platform to be received within a channel of a module while the module is disposed on the support platform. The first guide rod guides movement of the module towards the back wall. As the module approaches the back wall, a first lifting element engages the module at an angled contact interface to lift the module off the support platform responsive to additional movement of the module towards the back wall. When the module is fully loaded, the module is supported by the back wall, the first lifting element, and/or the first guide rod, and is spaced apart from the support platform by a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Murphy, Andrew Louis Krivonak, Henry Todd Young, Jeffrey John Wolff
  • Patent number: 10819114
    Abstract: A submodule according to the present invention includes a power pack including a plurality of switching modules, first and second input busbars connected to the plurality of switching modules and protruding to a first outer side of the power pack, first and second connection busbars connected to the plurality of switching modules and protruding to a second outer side of the power pack, a capacitor pack including a capacitor element, and first and second connection units provided at both sides of one surface of the capacitor pack. The first and second connection busbars are inserted into the first and second connection units, respectively, such that the power pack and the capacitor pack are electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teagsun Jung
  • Patent number: 10777718
    Abstract: A display device and a method for packaging the display device are disclosed. The display device includes an optical module including multiple light-emitting units disposed apart from one another and a first plastic layer. Each light-emitting unit includes at least three LEDs, and the first plastic layer fills the gaps between the light-emitting units. The display device further includes a driver IC including a second plastic layer, driving chips, through-holes, a first structure and a second structure. The second plastic layer fills the gaps between the driving chips, and the second plastic layer has a third layer. The through-holes penetrate through the second plastic layer along a thickness direction of the through-holes and are filled with a conductive material. The first structure is electrically connected to the driving chips and to the conductive material in the through-holes. The second structure is electrically connected to the conductive material in the through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INNO-PACH TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Deze Yu, Wanning Zhang
  • Patent number: 10727269
    Abstract: A modular display panel includes a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a first side and a second side. A plurality of LEDs are connected to the first side of the PCB. A receiver circuit is directly mounted to the second side of the first PCB, the receiver circuit having a first plurality of components. A power supply circuit is also directly mounted to the second side of the first PCB, the power supply circuit having a second plurality of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Foster
  • Patent number: 10714921
    Abstract: A busway tap off system is provided for connecting an electrical supply to a distribution device. The busway tap off system comprises a joint mounted tap box configured for making an electrical connection between an electrical busway and a power distribution system including a downstream panel. The joint mounted tap box is a dynamically mounted electrical equipment and the downstream panel is a rigidly mounted electrical equipment. The busway tap off system further comprises electrical cables that connect the two equipments. The busway tap off system further comprises a nipple accessory that provides a flexible mechanical and electrical connection between the dynamically mounted electrical equipment and the rigidly mounted electrical equipment. The nipple accessory is configured as a rigidly-constructed flexible fitting that includes two axial slides that enable the nipple accessory to move with the dynamically mounted electrical equipment yet remains fixed to the rigidly mounted electrical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Steven E. Pever, Timothy J. Fink
  • Patent number: 10638621
    Abstract: A lower cover assembly for use in a power distribution box having a terminal housing assembly is provided. The terminal housing includes a pair of side walls spaced apart from each other, a front wall opposite a back wall and a floor. A clip is configured to engage the terminal housing. The clip includes a front contact surface opposite a second contact surface. A connecting wall is disposed between the first and second contact surfaces so as to define a “U” shape member. The first contact surface is mounted to a top surface of a terminal housing and the second contact surface is mounted to a bottom surface of the terminal housing. The clip is form of an electrically conducted material so as to route electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher Alexander
  • Patent number: 10601154
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical junction box having a highly versatile novel structure such that external wires can be connected thereto from multiple directions. An electrical junction box includes cases in which a circuit member is disposed, and the cases include an external-wire fastening part in which a connection part provided on the circuit member is exposed, and to which a connection terminal provided at an end of an external wire is to be fastened and fixed. The external-wire fastening part includes a fastener that is used to fasten and fix the connection terminal to the connection part, and the external-wire fastening part has a plurality of fastening points whose normals that extend from the central axis of the fastener to a peripheral wall of the cases have the same length, the plurality of fastening points being oriented in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Teppei Shiomi
  • Patent number: 10446944
    Abstract: A system for increasing terminal electrical contact may include a first tuning fork terminal extendable on a first plane, and may include a first prong and a second prong both extending from a joined first end to respective distal ends and may form a first gap therebetween. The system may further include a second tuning fork terminal extendable on a second plane and may include a third prong and a fourth prong both extending from a joined second end to respective distal ends and may form a second gap therebetween. The first plane and the second plane may be substantially perpendicular. The distal ends of the first and second prongs may be configured to contact the second end of the second tuning fork, and the distal ends of the third and fourth prongs may be configured to contact the first end of the first tuning fork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Beckert, Jim Albrecht
  • Patent number: 9831747
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor includes a metal housing accommodating a compression unit and an electric motor and a cover coupled to the housing. The cover and the housing define an accommodation chamber that accommodates a motor driving circuit that drives the electric motor. The cover includes a metal shield that blocks electromagnetic noise, a resin outer insulator that is fixed to an outer side of the shield and includes an outer circumferential portion, and a resin inner insulator that is fixed to an inner side of the shield and includes an outer circumferential portion. The shield, the outer insulator, and the inner insulator are separate from one another and stacked together. The shield is held between the outer insulator and the inner insulator. The outer circumferential portion of the outer insulator is joined to the outer circumferential portion of the inner insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Yusuke Kinoshita, Ken Suitou, Tatsushi Mori, Kazuhiro Kuroki, Tatsuya Koide, Junya Yano, Takuro Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9750145
    Abstract: Enclosures having reconfigurable compartments for routing wiring used to monitor photovoltaic system output are described. In an example, an enclosure includes a housing around a circuitry bay and a wiring bay, and the wiring bay contains movable shrouds and/or partitions to divide the wiring bay into several reconfigurable wiring compartments. High-voltage wiring and low-voltage wiring may be routed through the wiring compartments, and the shrouds and/or partitions may physically and electrically isolate the high-voltage wiring from the low-voltage wiring. A tray disposed in the circuitry bay and include antenna mounts that extend into the wiring bay to isolate antennas mounted on the antenna mounts from electromagnetic interference from electronic components within the circuitry bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Kristine Little, William John Morris
  • Patent number: 9735644
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an inverter-integrated electric compressor in which a DC power input system is simplified as a configuration for directly connecting a power source cable connector to a P-N terminal on a substrate, stress caused to the substrate can be reduced even in this case, and damage to the substrate and mounting components can be prevented. In the inverter-integrated electric compressor, a P-N terminal for inputting high-voltage DC power is provided on a main substrate of an inverter device, a power source cable can be connected by inserting a connector into the P-N terminal, the connector being provided to one end the terminal, an electrical component constituting the inverter device is placed on the opposite side of the P-N terminal to sandwich the main substrate therebetween, and the stress caused to the main substrate when the connector is inserted is borne by the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES AUTOMOTIVE THERMAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Hattori, Masahiko Asai, Hiroyuki Kamitani
  • Patent number: 9692212
    Abstract: The invention discloses a building block type quick-mounting power distribution device and a mounting method thereof. The device comprises a mounting assembly module; and an incoming line switching module for receiving and switching power signals, a switch measurement and control module for monitoring the received power signals and a feed-out end assembly module for outputting the power signals monitored by the switch measurement and control module to loads, which are all mounted on the mounting assembly module, respectively. While realizing power distribution function for loads, the power distribution devices may be stacked according to configuration requirements one upon one like building blocks during the screen assembling and mounting, so the assembling of a combined screen is simple and convenient, and easy to realize. Furthermore, since a single module occupies a small space, the capacity of a single screen is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TIEON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Gang Lv, Desheng Luo
  • Patent number: 9605445
    Abstract: A component carrier for substantially electrical components (1), in particular for electrical/electronic components (1) as parts of motor vehicle locking systems, preferably motor vehicle door lock component carriers, comprising a main part (2) and at least one side wall (3, 4), wherein the side wall (3, 4) is detachably connected to the main part (2) at least in some regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KIEKERT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Andreas Ziganki
  • Patent number: 9576763
    Abstract: The removable device (20) according to the invention is designed to be connected to an electronic trip unit (10). The trip unit (10) comprises an internal electrical power supply bus (55) and the device (20) is adapted to be supplied with electrical energy via the internal electrical power supply bus (55). The device (20) comprises a withdrawal member (68) for withdrawing electrical energy on the internal electrical power supply bus (55). The trip unit (10) includes a switched-mode power supply (54) capable of delivering a power supply signal (S1). The withdrawal member (68) comprises detection means for detecting each rising edge of the power supply signal (S1), and the electrical energy of the power supply signal (S1) is withdrawn as of the detection of a rising edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Pascal Houbre
  • Patent number: 9540037
    Abstract: A malfunction detection device for a resolver detects malfunction in a resolver with accuracy and stability even if a value of a square sum is varied between inside and outside of a normal range. When the resolver is in malfunction, a sine signal and a cosine signal are read. It is determined whether a malfunction determination of the resolver is prohibited, or not, from read values of the sine signal and the cosine signal, or square values thereof. When it is determined that the malfunction determination of the resolver is prohibited, the count value is accumulated and incremented every time the test value falls outside a normal range. When the count value arrives at a given value or higher, it is determined that the resolver is in malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Wada, Takayuki Yamamoto, Ryoichi Yonezawa, Masaki Matsushita, Katsuya Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 9491872
    Abstract: A box-shaped electric control cabinet is provided which can be closed by a cover and which is used to receive electric components and devices for a blade angle adjustment drive (pitch drive) of a wind energy power plant, by means of which one or more rotor blades of the plant can be rotated about the blade axis. The control cabinet includes at least two cabinet segments, and specific electric components and devices are associated with respectively each module according to its function. The cabinet segments can be associated with and/or assigned to respectively different electric components and devices, with which, combined as a part function, different total functions and/or embodiment forms of the control cabinet can be produced or are producible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SSB Wind Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Mark-Andre Thier
  • Patent number: 9372518
    Abstract: A power distribution system for a data center includes a transformer that transforms three-phase source power to three-phase operating power. The phase-to-neutral operating voltage for each phase is at least about 260 volts. Power distribution units are coupled to the transformer. The power distribution units supply operating power from the transformer to computer systems in the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Osvaldo P. Morales
  • Patent number: 9258934
    Abstract: An in-vehicle electronic device is provided which can ensure resistance to static electricity for the in-vehicle electronic device covered with a resin case, is more downsized smaller in the number of components, and inexpensive. An in-vehicle electronic device 43 includes: a resin housing (resin case) 5; a control board 7 that is covered with the housing, and accommodated within the housing a battery harness 27 that is a power wiring which supplies power to the control board; a signal harness 31 that is an input/output signal wiring that transmits an input/output signal to the control board; and a metal bracket 1 that fixes the resin housing to a vehicle main body. In the device, a distance between a projection 35 of the metal bracket 1 and the battery harness 27 is set to be shorter than a distance between the projection 25 of the metal bracket 1 and the signal harness 31 to form a discharge gap 33.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Saito
  • Patent number: 9196430
    Abstract: An enclosure for an electrical circuit protection product such as a surge protection device include a three dimensional compatibility housing piece attachable to an enclosure assembly that visually provides informational feedback and enhanced state indication features for use by persons to more readily understand and locate compatible circuit protection devices and information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Haimin Li, William Giancola, Piyush Saxena
  • Patent number: 9124077
    Abstract: A meter socket, load center combination apparatus is disclosed. The meter socket, load center combination apparatus has an enclosure having a meter socket section with a meter socket configured to receive a utility meter, a load center section having a panelboard with a plurality of locations configured to receive circuit interface devices, and a cross-bus connection section extending between first and second sides of the enclosure, the cross bus connection section having one or more side openings configured to allow electrical connection to one or more cross bus bars, and a main circuit breaker coupled between the panelboard and the meter socket. Methods of assembling power distribution systems and electrical distribution systems including the meter socket, load center combination apparatus are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher Scott Robinson, Jeffrey Kenton Hudgins, Jr., Arthur Kevin Shumate, Brian J. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20150131209
    Abstract: A remote switching system for electrical switches in a cabinet provides an actuator frame and slider that may be assembled to the electrical switch to engage the switch actuator for remote control. The actuator frame includes an opening allowing insertion of a lock shank through the opening to block motion of the slider from an “off” state to an “on” state thereby allowing the actuator frame to also serve as a local lockout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn D. Cloran, Edward Byaliy, Jerry M. Watkins, Scott B. Lasko, Christopher J. Wieloch
  • Publication number: 20150131210
    Abstract: A remote switching system for electrical switches in a cabinet provides simplified manufacture by attaching the flexible cable sheath and flexible cable to an actuator frame and slider, respectively, by means of flange elements attached to each of the sheath and cable that fit within corresponding receiving slots in the actuator frame and contained slider. A cover, which may be attached without fasteners, may then hold these flange elements within corresponding slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn D. Cloran, Edward Byaliy, Jerry M. Watkins, Scott B. Lasko, Cristopher J. Wieloch
  • Publication number: 20150131208
    Abstract: A remote switching system for electronic switches in a cabinet provides an actuator assembly communicating through a flexible cable with a door handle. The actuator assembly on the electronic switch provides a rotatably captive threaded fastener holding the sheath of the flexible cable to the actuator assembly allow ring a simple single-point tuning of the actuator operation. This tuning may be facilitated by a visual scale showing relative positions between the actuator assembly and an internal slider communicating with the operator of the electronic switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn D. Cloran, Edward Byaliy, Jerry M. Watkins, Scott B. Lasko, James P. Miller, Christopher J. Wieloch
  • Patent number: 9030810
    Abstract: A power distribution unit (PDU) mounted within the structure of a rack. A mechanical interface secures the PDU to a portion of the rack structure, such as within a post of the rack. The PDU is configured to provide electrical power to computing assets mounted in the rack. Securing the PDU within the rack structure allows the PDU to be placed in an unobtrusive position that does not occupy space between the rack posts, increasing the space between the rack posts available for mounting computing assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Brian Ehlen, Pierluigi Sarti
  • Publication number: 20150116912
    Abstract: Circuit breakers are provided including a pressure release valve. The pressure release valve includes a vent portion and barrier portion. The barrier portion is configured to open when exposed to excessive heat generated by an arc and allow gases to escape from the circuit breaker. Related electrical distribution panels and systems are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: James G. Maloney, Jeffrey S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20150109720
    Abstract: A method and system for efficiently storing and using wired appliances is disclosed. A body of the wired appliance organizer includes a first portion and a second portion and is configurable in an open position and a closed position. A holder is disposed within a first portion of the body and a reel is disposed within the second portion of the body. The reel comprises an electrical outlet and a power supply wire. The power supply wire electrically couples the electrical outlet to a main power supply line. A power supply wire from an electrical device is directed into the body through the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SSK LLC
    Inventors: Soroush Esfandiari, Katayoun Moayedi Ransbar, Saina Esfandiari
  • Patent number: 9013862
    Abstract: A module assembly for the application-specific construction of power factor correction, filter, and absorption circuit systems in selectively non-choked, choked, protective or thyristor-connected design, comprising a busbar system, fuse holders, switch components, at least one choke, and power capacitors. A first module unit has a first section for receiving busbars, fuse holders, fuses, a busbar cover as protection against accidental contact with the busbar, and a second, trough-like section for receiving switch components that can be mechanically fixed and electrically contacted. A second module unit is designed to receive switchable capacitor winding blocks, enclosing the at least one winding block, insulating the same. The first and the second module unit each have a base region, wherein mechanical and/or electrical connections are led via apertures in the base regions, such that either a back-to-back assembly with direct docking of the first and second module units can be affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: System Electric GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Holbe
  • Patent number: 9009288
    Abstract: An SNMP network comprises a power manager with an SNMP agent in TCP/IP communication over a network with an SNMP network manager. The power manager is connected to control several intelligent power modules each able to independently control the power on/off status of several network appliances. Power-on and load sensors within each intelligent power module are able to report the power status of each network appliance to the SNMP network manager with MIB variables in response to GET commands. Each intelligent power module is equipped with an output that is connected to cause an interrupt signal to the network appliance being controlled. The SNMP network manager is able to test which network appliance is actually responding before any cycling of the power to the corresponding appliance is tried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrel W. Ewing, Brian P. Auclair, James P. Maskaly
  • Patent number: 9007744
    Abstract: A media appliance and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a housing is adapted to be mounted within a wall. A panel forms a front portion of the housing and the panel includes vents and the panel may be mounted substantially flush with the wall. A media player, which includes a set-top box, is disposed within the housing. A pair of ports, disposed within openings defined by the housing, are configured to receive respective optio-electric connectors. Each port includes optio-electrically conductive elements. The pair of ports are coupled to the media player and one port is configured for providing a connection to a television and the other port is configured for providing a connection to an external source of signal for the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Jeff Johns, Bill Fang
  • Publication number: 20150098168
    Abstract: A server cabinet includes a main body and a door. A number of servers is located in the main body. The door is rotatably connected to a front end of a side of the main body. The door includes a first power distribution unit arranged at an inner surface of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: AN-GANG LIANG
  • Patent number: 8988062
    Abstract: A branch circuit monitoring system (BCMS) for monitoring branch circuit currents in one or more electrical circuit panels is described. The system is comprised of a data center server, one or more panel processors, each with one or more collection devices, and one or more current sensors per collection device. The BCMS is designed to be installed entirely inside the panel without the need for a dedicated enclosure or power supply to facilitate ease of installation and low-cost. The BCMS also allows for future upgradability through standard software updates so that the system can be updated or patched easily. The BCMS data center server collects, aggregates, stores, and serves historical branch circuit current data from the panel processors to networked users via a web server to provide visualization of data such as tables, charts, and gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Precision Air & Energy Services, LLC
    Inventors: Montgomery J. Sykora, Daniel L. Janovy, David L. Janovy
  • Patent number: 8982541
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a protective enclosure comprising a base comprising a first continuous mating surface and at least one conveyance aperture, a cover comprising a second continuous mating surface, wherein the second continuous mating surface is configured to form a seal with the first continuous mating surface, and a clamp, wherein at least a portion of the clamp is coupleable to the base, wherein a mouth of the clamp is configured to be offset from the aperture when the clamp is coupled to the base, wherein the clamp comprises a first sealing layer, and wherein the clamp is configured to seal the aperture against contaminants. The protective enclosure may be configured for use in a remotely controllable model vehicle to protect a control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Traxxas LP
    Inventors: Timothy E. Roberts, Jon Kenneth Lampert, Otto Karl Allmendinger
  • Publication number: 20150070808
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided in which power control relay switches may be configured to switch at or near a predetermined time during an AC cycle and/or that are configured to control a velocity of an armature of the relay switch during switching. An input power source may provide alternating current (AC) power and a voltage or current level of the AC power may be sensed. A relay controller may switch the relay switch based on a time at which the voltage or current is at or near a zero-crossing. The relay controller may be configured to close the relay switch based on when a voltage of the power input is at a zero-crossing, and is configured to open the relay switch based on when a current of the power input is at a zero-crossing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William Avery
  • Publication number: 20150070819
    Abstract: A power supply system has a housing and a front panel. The housing has multiple power supply slots disposed on a rear of the housing for mounting multiple power supplies respectively. The front panel has multiple peak portions and multiple valley portions arranged alternately to form a multi-dimensional space. Each peak portion has a first inclined wall for mounting multiple terminal holders, and has a second inclined wall for forming a heat dissipating structure. Electric power is input into the server power supply system via the terminal holder and is transformed and transmitted to the power supplies. With the terminal holders and the heat dissipating structures disposed on the peak portions of the front panel, space of the front of the housing can be utilize efficiently and heat dissipating efficiency to the server power supply system is also improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ACBEL POLYTECH INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Han KUO, Hsin-Yan CHIEN
  • Patent number: 8976511
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a protective enclosure comprising a base comprising a first continuous mating surface and at least one conveyance aperture, a cover comprising a second continuous mating surface, wherein the second continuous mating surface is configured to form a seal with the first continuous mating surface, and a clamp, wherein at least a portion of the clamp is coupleable to the base, wherein a mouth of the clamp is configured to be offset from the aperture when the clamp is coupled to the base, wherein the clamp comprises a first sealing layer, and wherein the clamp is configured to seal the aperture against contaminants. The protective enclosure may be configured for use in a remotely controllable model vehicle to protect a control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Traxxas LP
    Inventors: Timothy E. Roberts, Jon Kenneth Lampert, Otto Karl Allmendinger
  • Publication number: 20150062785
    Abstract: A load module for a power module in which the power module includes a housing assembly. The load module includes an epoxy body and a number of elongated conductive strands. Each of the conductive strand are partially disposed in the epoxy body and each of the conductive strands includes a conductive member and a limited insulator. Each of the limited insulators is disposed on selected portions of an associated conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Wellington Mills, James Michael McCormick, David Michael Geier
  • Publication number: 20150062784
    Abstract: A portable power source includes a main body and a power button. The main body includes a receiving portion. The receiving portion defines a receiving groove and includes a protrusion received in the receiving groove. The protrusion includes a contact switch. The power button includes a button body and a latching arm. The button body pushes the contact switch to turn on/off the portable power source, and the latching arm rebounds the button body away from the contact switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHAO DUAN, SHING-HUA CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8971044
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a first output unit configured to output a first phase; a second output unit configured to output a second phase different from the first phase, the second output unit being disposed to be stacked on the first output unit; and a controller configured to control the output units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Okumura, Takukazu Otsuka, Masao Saito
  • Publication number: 20150043131
    Abstract: A power distribution device for connection with a plurality of power supply units includes a signal control element, a transmission mechanism including a current transmission unit and a ground transmission unit, and a plurality of electrical connectors respectively adapted for insertion of and connection with the power supply units. Each electrical connector includes a first conductive terminals electrically connected to the signal control element for transmitting an electrical signal to the signal control element, and a plurality of second conductive terminals electrically connected to the current and ground transmission units for transmitting current to the current and ground transmission units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: KAI-KHUAN YU, NIEN-HUNG YAO, HSIN-YU YANG, YU-SHAN KAO
  • Patent number: 8934217
    Abstract: A power operator for switchgear for use in mains power distribution systems such as public medium high voltage distribution systems, where the switchgear comprises a closed cabinet (5) with an operating shaft protruding therefrom that is rotatable between two positions and has a coupling part. The motor operator includes a housing (11, 20, 21, 27) which is mountable on an external surface (4) of the switchgear cabinet (5), and a rotatable connection shaft connected to an electromechanical linear actuator. The connection shaft has a first coupling part which connects with the coupling part of the switchgear in a longitudinal axial sliding and non-rotational interlocking manner. The housing (11, 20, 21, 27) is a tube element which is tamper resistant, is relatively easy to seal against dust and moisture, and is inexpensive to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventors: Bruno Christensen, Anders Lorenzen, Verner Smidt, Jens N. Paulsen, Glenn Smith
  • Patent number: 8922978
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a housing for housing electrical equipment in an aircraft. The housing comprises one or more panels defining an enclosed space for housing electrical equipment in an aircraft. The housing also comprises at least one electrical busbar for providing electric power to the electrical equipment, wherein the at least one electrical busbar is configured to provide structural support for the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventor: John Brett
  • Publication number: 20140362497
    Abstract: A power supply assembly includes a bracket defining an opening, a plurality of power supply units detachably installed in the bracket through the opening, and a plurality of shunt-wound connectors mounted in the bracket opposite to the opening. Each power supply unit includes a plug. The plugs of the power supply units are detachably and electrically coupled to the connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: GUANG-LEI ZHANG, FA-YANG LI, XIAO-ZHONG JING, YI-TING HSIEH, GUANG-YAO LEE
  • Patent number: 8902569
    Abstract: A system includes a rack, computing devices coupled to the rack, a rack PDU, and one or more input power cables. The rack PDU includes an enclosure, two or more power input receptacles on the enclosure, and two or more power output receptacles on the enclosure. The output power receptacles supply power to the computing devices. The input power cables are coupled in one or more of the power input receptacles. The input power cables supply electrical power from an electrical power system to the rack PDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Max J. Wishman, Darin Lee Frink, Peter G. Ross, Chao Chen, Christopher N. Watson
  • Patent number: 8901436
    Abstract: The wall-mount remote controller includes a base fixable to a wall W and a cover releasably attached to the base, having a box shape with an open rear, and covering a front surface of the base. The cover includes a bottom surface having an insertion opening therethrough. In a lower front of the base, a spring hook is disposed. The spring hook includes a support extending frontward from the front surface of the base and a hook section extending downward from an end of the support and then extending rearward. A hook protrusion is disposed on a lower surface of an extending rear portion of the hook section. The hook protrusion is engageable with the insertion opening of the cover. The hook protrusion is disengageable from the insertion opening by upward bending of the hook section caused by pressing of the hook protrusion by the tool inserted through the insertion opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Maeda
  • Publication number: 20140347790
    Abstract: A wall-mounted housing apparatus includes: a rear case (10); a front cover (20); and a retaining mechanism including a fixed engagement portion (41) and a movable engagement portion (46). The movable engagement portion (46) includes a slidable slide bar (462). The slide bar (462) includes a bar main body (462a) slidable in an apparatus height direction (H), which is the direction when the front cover (20) is closed, and a portion (462b) to be supported. When the front cover (20) is opened upward at an angle larger than 90°, the slide bar (462) slides down due to its weight, and then, when the front cover (20) is closed at 90°, the portion (462b) to be supported is supported by a support surface (412b) of the fixed engagement portion (41). In such a way, the front cover (20) is retained in a state of being opened at 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: NEC INFRONTIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8896988
    Abstract: A system having electrical equipment integrated on a structure is provided. The system includes at least one electrical equipment located at a spaced apart relationship and mounted on at least one structure. A method is provided for isolation of electrical equipment. The method includes opening and closing a contact by engaging or disengaging one or more terminals of the electrical equipment correspondingly with a supply line or a distribution line by a mechanism for isolation. The mechanism can be a handle or a moving mechanism which is associated with a movement in a vertical direction or horizontal direction or with a movement that provides isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Dukkaiappan Subbaiahthever, Ramesh Viswanathan, Balachandra Narayan Varade, Maheswaran Chandrasekaran, Satish Baburao Bhalerao, Kishor Bhikaji Wadhe
  • Publication number: 20140334072
    Abstract: A terminal box that can be reliably fixed to a solar cell module is provided. The terminal box includes a bottom wall facing a back surface of the solar cell module, a top wall facing the bottom wall, side walls, and a housing space defined by the bottom wall, the top wall and the side walls to accommodate a component to be mounted. The bottom wall includes a limiting wall formed in a periphery of the bottom wall to project toward the solar cell module, and a communication opening for allowing a charging space defined by the limiting wall and the bottom wall to communicate with the housing space. The limiting wall defines a gap for allowing the charging space to communicate with external space of the limiting wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Tanaka, Yuta Ogawa