With Housing Patents (Class 361/730)
  • Patent number: 11074942
    Abstract: A storage system includes a chassis, a storage module, and a controller module. The storage module and the controller module are mounted to the chassis. The storage module includes a housing, a storage member, and an adapter plate. The storage member is fixed to the housing and is configured to store data. The adapter plate is fixed to the housing and is detachably connected to the storage member and the controller module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia-Feng Lin, Chieh-Hsiang Lin, Wen-Chen Wang, Chih-Hung Kuo
  • Patent number: 10983555
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a vision system carried by a bracket assembly is disclosed. The vision system may include a first camera module that captures an image of an object, a light emitting element that emits light rays toward the object, and a second camera module that receives light rays reflected from the object. The light rays may include infrared light rays. The bracket assembly is designed not only carry the aforementioned modules, but to also maintain a predetermined and fixed separation between the modules. The bracket assembly may form a rigid, multi-piece bracket assembly to prevent bending, thereby maintaining the predetermined separation. The electronic device may include a transparent cover designed to couple with a housing. The transparent cover incudes an alignment module designed to engage a module and provide a moving force that aligns the bracket assembly and the modules to a desired location in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ashley E. Fletcher, David A. Pakula, Daniel W. Jarvis, Jared M. Kole
  • Patent number: 10923841
    Abstract: A peripheral component interconnect includes a cable with a header. The header includes a cable connector and a heat sink. The heat sink has a cross-section that is reduced at an end that is opposite of the cable connector. In addition or in the alternative, a peripheral component interconnect card includes a circuit board and a bracket, an electrical component, a board connector, and a rail mounted to the circuit board. The bracket includes a port for a cable to pass through, and the rail is configured to engage the cable and define a pathway that rotates between the bracket and the board connector. In addition or in the alternative an electrical connection system includes a chassis with a guide, a card, and a cable. The cable includes a guiding feature that engages the guide which directs the cable connector from being misaligned to being aligned with the board connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Stathakis, Phillip V. Mann, John Ryan Harris
  • Patent number: 10795106
    Abstract: A communication system may include a first chassis having first and second side walls and adapted to slidably receive therein a plurality of cassettes. A first cable hanger assembly may have a first side edge hingedly coupled to the first side wall of the first chassis, the first cable hanger assembly including a plurality of first hangers adapted to support cables thereon. An axis of rotation of the first cable hanger assembly may be substantially orthogonal to a direction in which the plurality of cassettes are slideable. The cable hanger assembly may be rotatable from a first position to a second position so that during rotation from the first position to the second position, the plurality of first hangers move toward front faces of the plurality of cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu, Alla Shtabnaya, Frank Rumore, Patrick Anderson
  • Patent number: 10749304
    Abstract: An electronic interconnect includes a board, a rotatable connector, and a heat sink. The board extends along a plane, and the rotatable connector is connected to the board. The rotatable connector is configured to allow rotation about an axis parallel to the plane, between a first position and a second position. The heat sink is connected to the rotatable connector and extends a first distance from the board in the first position and a second, greater distance from the board in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Stathakis, Phillip V. Mann, John Ryan Harris
  • Patent number: 10651708
    Abstract: A motor control device includes a resin cover, a control board on which at least a computer is mounted, a power board on which at least an inverter circuit and electrolytic capacitors are mounted, and a heat sink that radiates heat generated by the control board and heat generated by the power board, and controls a motor. The motor control device is electrically connected to the motor, and the resin cover, the control board, the power board, and the heat sink are disposed in order of the power board, the heat sink, the control board, and the resin cover in an axial direction of the motor from a motor side of the motor control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC ELESYS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10616641
    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 connectors. 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, as well as power for the media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Mark Hembree, William George Metzger, Jr., Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 10609825
    Abstract: An electronic system may include a housing and one or more electronic modules. The housing and electronic modules may be configured to allow different numbers and types of electronic modules to be attached to the exterior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant J. Kruse, Jon M. Chalmers
  • Patent number: 10469175
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first transmitter/receiver module having a housing defining a longitudinal axis and with opposed first and second longitudinal sides extending along the longitudinal axis. The housing includes a first interlocking structure disposed along the first longitudinal side and having a first power interface, a second interlocking structure disposed along the second longitudinal side and having a second power interface, and first and second signal connectors positioned at respective first and second ends of the housing. The first transmitter/receiver module is configured to assume a mated condition in stacked coupled relation with one or more additional transmitter/receiver modules through cooperative engagement of at least one of the first and second interlocking structures of the first transmitter/receiver module with corresponding complementary interlocking structure arranged on a longitudinal side of a housing of one of the additional transmitter/receiver modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Multidyne Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis P. Jachetta, Jesse Lloyd Maxwell Kent, Eugene Evan Baker
  • Patent number: 10439668
    Abstract: A protective case assembly for a handheld device includes a casing body and a frame. The handheld device has a device front surface, a device back surface opposite to the device front surface, and a device peripheral surface connected between the device front surface and the device back surface. The casing body is configured to surround the device peripheral surface. The frame is detachably connected to the casing body and has a frame inner peripheral surface defining a central hollow portion for exposure of the device back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Evolutive Labs Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Fu Wang
  • Patent number: 10431874
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a front face having a substantially rectangular shape and facing in a first direction, a rear face having a substantially rectangular shape and facing in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction, and first to fourth side face members that enclose a space between the front face and the rear face, wherein at least a portion of the first to fourth side face members is formed of a conductive material, a touch screen display exposed through the front face, and at least one wireless communication circuit arranged within the housing. The rear face includes a substantially flat conductive plate that constitutes a substantial portion of the rear face, and an elongated non-conductive strip that encloses the conductive plate when viewed from above the rear face, and extends along the first to fourth side face members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Cheng Chen, You-Chieh Chen, Ahmed Hussain, Hosaeng Kim, Yoon Jae Lee, Hyung Joo Lee, Jinwoo Jung
  • Patent number: 10420241
    Abstract: A Remote PHY device (RPD) may be modified to be integrated into a BK node configuration. One or more embodiments include techniques that may offer a solution to overcome space & power budget limitation in the BK node housing when integrating a Remote PHY device into an existing BK node configuration, with minimum impact to existing radio frequency (RF) amplifier modules. The modified RPD/BK node may span multiple slots within a BK housing. In embodiments, the integrated RPD/BK solution includes moving from dedicated slots to the BK amplifier's transceiver and line amplifier functionality. The circuitry for the BK amplifier may remain the same, however the transceiver and AB line amplifier functionality may be moved to the RPD and the back plate, whereby the RPD and back plate with the BK amplifier functionality spans multiple slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Johan Mannens
  • Patent number: 10389268
    Abstract: A multilevel converter includes a first arm connected between a positive voltage terminal and an alternating-current terminal and a second arm connected between the alternating-current terminal and a negative voltage terminal. Each of the first and second arms includes a plurality of cascaded unit cells. Each unit cell has a capacitor charged to a direct-current voltage and outputs a voltage across terminals of the capacitor or 0 V. The plurality of unit cells as being helically cascaded implement a reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Onishi, Shigeo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10347966
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing antenna formed from a conductive material. At least parts of a side member and a rear cover that constitute the housing of the electronic device are used as an antenna. Accordingly, radiation patterns generated by this antenna are formed on the rear surface of the electronic device as well as at the upper portion of the electronic device. It is therefore possible to perform wireless communication with higher accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woosup Lee, Hyunjeong Lee, Bumjin Cho, Hongil Kwon, Gaeun Lee, Soyoung Lee, Changho Lee, Chihyun Cho, Jaebong Chun
  • Patent number: 10321616
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a support member, and a cable mounted on the support member. The support member includes a first clamp portion and a second clamp portion mounting the cable on the support member. The first clamp portion includes a first portion being located at upper side of the cable and restricting upward movement of the cable. The second clamp portion is located on the lower side of the cable. At least part of an upper surface of the second clamp portion is located at a level superior to a lower surface of the first portion of the first clamp portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Sasaki, Keiichi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10275205
    Abstract: A smart effects unit disclosed includes effects modules, a control module and a switching device. The control module includes a processor, a user interface and a memory. The processor is connected to an musical instrument and effect modules through an input switch interface, such that the audio signal of the instrument is able to be inputted into the effects modules based on a combination configuration to generate a combined effect audio signal. The combination configuration defines the connection sequence of the plurality of effect modules. The user interface is provided to adjust each effect module and the connection sequence order of effect modules through the input interface to generate the combination configuration, which is stored in a memory. The switching device connected to the control module is provided to switch the control module between different combination configurations based on the combination configurations stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRI-IN, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Fang, Li-Wen Chang, Kuan-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 10224517
    Abstract: A secondary battery suitable for a portable information terminal or a wearable device is provided. An electronic device having a novel structure that can have various exterior forms and a secondary battery that fits the forms of the electronic device are provided. The problem that strong external force unintentionally bends a secondary battery or an electronic device with a built-in secondary battery beyond the limits, resulting in a too small radius of curvature can be solved. The secondary battery has a structure in which a positive electrode and a negative electrode are included with a separator interposed therebetween. Between this structure and an exterior body, a thermoplastic substance which becomes flexible in the range around a surface temperature of human skin, higher than or equal to 30° C. and lower than or equal to 37° C., is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10211926
    Abstract: An apparatus in one embodiment comprises a first stackable transmitter/receiver module. The first stackable transmitter/receiver module comprises a housing having first and second ends and multiple sides between the first and second ends, a first signal connector arranged at the first end of the housing, a second signal connector arranged at the second end of the housing, and one or more sets of interconnects arranged on respective ones of the sides of the housing. The first stackable transmitter/receiver module is configured for mated stacking with one or more additional stackable transmitter/receiver modules via the one or more sets of interconnects. A given one of the sets of interconnects of the first transmitter/receiver module is configured to mate with a corresponding complementary set of interconnects arranged on a side of a housing of one of the additional stackable transmitter/receiver modules when the first and additional modules are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Multidyne Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis P. Jachetta
  • Patent number: 10172453
    Abstract: System equipment carriers and related methods can include two side panels coupled together in a spaced apart relationship with respect to one another by a base panel to form an equipment carrier, the equipment carrier being configured to receive and support a plurality of individual component modules therein. In this configuration, the equipment carrier and the plurality of individual component modules received therein are configured to be positioned together within an equipment enclosure that is configured to receive individual component modules therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Scott Daniel Redfern, Gerald Allan Bagni, Samuel M. Marrs, Alva B. Eaton
  • Patent number: 10163761
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device comprises a substrate; and power semiconductor components disposed on and connected thereto. The device includes a housing part with a housing wall having a first cutout. The device has, for making electrical contact therewith, a unitary load connection element which passes through the first cutout in an X direction, is electrically conductive, and has an outer connection section disposed outside the housing part and an inner connection section disposed within the housing part. A first bush which has an internal thread running in the X direction is rotationally fixed and movable in the X direction in the housing wall. The first outer connection section has a second cutout aligned with the first bush. The load connection element has a first holding element disposed near the first cutout, the holding element engaging in a groove in the housing wall which runs perpendicular to the X direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Semikron Elektronik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Ingo Bogen, Ludwig Hager, Rainer Weiß
  • Patent number: 10152949
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of flexible display modules and systems of flexible display modules. Display modules have a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a predetermined pattern and providing a highly uniform visual effect. Alignment and complementary alignment features enable the alignment of adjacent display modules and the creation of large displays from a plurality of aligned display modules. Features to couple to and retain a support frame are provided. Flexible and durable weather resistance features are provided. Modules and systems have features that permit installation and removal from the front side or the back side of the display. A system of modular support frames works cooperatively with the display modules, adapting to different mounting environments, and thereby providing large modular displays with desirable properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nanolumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Cross, Jorge Perez-Bravo
  • Patent number: 10023072
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting dc power from one voltage to another, in a mHEV includes an input filter, a converter circuit, and an output filter. the circuit is implemented with wide band gap devices, and may be a full bridge, half bridge, or push pull circuit. The size is preferably 120 cc, and the output power is preferably at least 500 W, 1 KW or up to 3 KW. The efficiency is preferably at least 80% or 90%, and the converter operates at a frequency of at least between 20 KHz and 2 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Anuradha G. Ogale
  • Patent number: 9991962
    Abstract: An apparatus in one embodiment comprises a first stackable transmitter/receiver module. The first stackable transmitter/receiver module comprises a housing having first and second ends and multiple sides between the first and second ends, a first signal connector arranged at the first end of the housing, a second signal connector arranged at the second end of the housing, and one or more sets of interconnects arranged on respective ones of the sides of the housing. The first stackable transmitter/receiver module is configured for mated stacking with one or more additional stackable transmitter/receiver modules via the one or more sets of interconnects. A given one of the sets of interconnects of the first transmitter/receiver module is configured to mate with a corresponding complementary set of interconnects arranged on a side of a housing of one of the additional stackable transmitter/receiver modules when the first and additional modules are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Multidyne Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis P. Jachetta
  • Patent number: 9984953
    Abstract: A semiconductor assembly includes a stack with a semiconductor module and a cooler, wherein the semiconductor module is provided in contact with the cooler. A clamping assembly is adapted to exert a force on the two sides of the stack. The stack is provided with a through hole between the two sides thereof and a part of the clamping assembly including an electrically conductive part which extends through the through hole of the stack. Thereby, a compact mechanical arrangement is provided while obtaining improved electrical properties, such as lower inductance and more even current distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Olle Ekwall, Erik Doré, Franc Dugal, Raffael Schnell
  • Patent number: 9928394
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a protective case with a barcode scanner. For example, the protective case may include a housing with a cavity to house a computing device. The housing may include a display portion to allow a screen of the computing device to be exposed, a back portion opposite the display portion, and a scanning sidewall perpendicular to and between the display portion and the back portion. The protective case may also include a barcode scanner to scan a barcode from the scanning sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rudy Widiaman, Eric Chen, Vincent Kenya Shyu
  • Patent number: 9911961
    Abstract: An energy storage apparatus includes: an energy storage device including an electrode terminal; an outer housing containing the energy storage device; a first outer electrode attached to an outside of the outer housing; an electrical device disposed inside the outer housing; a first electrical conductor electrically connecting the first outer electrode and the electrical device; and a second electrical conductor electrically connecting the electrical device and the electrode terminal. The electrode terminal and the first outer electrode are disposed on opposite sides of the electrical device in a plane along a surface of the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Nishikawa, Masamitsu Tononishi, Osamu Ushijima, Shogo Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 9907200
    Abstract: A power-supply device including a circuit board and a casing which includes a casing portion having an opening, and a cover portion disposed to cover the opening of the casing portion. The casing portion has a through hole formed at a position corresponding to a connector terminal connected to the circuit board, and at least one rib is provided to a region having a size greater than or equal to an outside diameter of a connector of an external connector line connected to the connector terminal in the casing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kosaku Arita
  • Patent number: 9807484
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system and method of utilizing and/or installing thereof. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a loudspeaker system that may be conveniently integrated with a power distribution network of a premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SOUND UNITED, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Starobin, Matthew Lyons, Stuart W. Lumsden, Michael DiTullo
  • Patent number: 9717155
    Abstract: An identifiable modular electronic device is provided, which includes a base main body, a plurality of external modules, a rotating ring, a plurality of first magnetic induction modules, a second magnetic induction module and a processing module. The base main body includes a plurality of sockets. Each external module can be plugged into each socket. A slot is disposed at a side of each external module. Each external module includes a first magnetic body. Each first magnetic induction module induces each corresponding first magnetic body to produce a magnetic flux signal. The rotating ring sheathes and is fixed on the base main body. The rotating ring is disposed with a plurality of latches, and one of the latches is disposed with a second magnetic body. The rotating ring is rotated from the OFF position to the ON position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Yen Lin, Cheng-Chang Hung
  • Patent number: 9624891
    Abstract: A starter battery pack with a start button included as part of the starter battery pack is shown and described. The starter battery pack includes a start button that, when the starter battery pack is received within a receptacle of outdoor power equipment, such as a lawn tractor, allows the starter battery pack to provide power to a starting circuit of the power equipment. The battery pack is selectively rechargeable and preferably is a type of battery, such as lithium ion, that can be repeatedly discharged and recharged without affecting battery life. When the starter battery pack is received within the receptacle, activation of the start button provides current and voltage front the starter battery pack to an electric starter motor, which initiates operation of the internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Koenen, Jeffrey Zeiler
  • Patent number: 9541911
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for setting and integrating home automation grid with an electrical grid of a residence and commercial unit by structurally connecting intelligent support boxes of electrical wiring devices comprising AC outlet, switch, relay, hybrid switch-relay and hybrid switch of the wiring device attached into the intelligent support box. The box including intelligent control and communication circuits including RF, RFID, optical via plastic optical fiber and IR in line of sight for communicating commands and control including power consumption reporting from every outlet and switch. The power outlets include accesses for introduction of RFID sensor or optical sensor for identifying the appliance or the load powered via the outlet and communicating with the load or appliance by variety of signal used in the home automation grid and protocols including optical via cascading optical cable grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ELBEX VIDEO LTD.
    Inventor: David Elberbaum
  • Patent number: 9468093
    Abstract: A flexible midplane comprises: a printed circuit board including: a middle section and at least one side section; and a flexible region disposed between the middle section and each side section; wherein each flexible region permits the corresponding side section to be bent in relation to the middle section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Christian L. Belady
  • Patent number: 9462715
    Abstract: A waterproof control unit is provided in which: connector housing is fixedly positioned onto circuit board that is mounted onto base; a first seal gap G1 formed of the connector housing and a cover, a second seal gap G2 formed of the connector housing and the base and a third seal gap G3 formed of the base and the cover are included; the first seal gap G1 is formed of a terrace slope portion gap G1b and an outer step flat portion gap G1a and an inner step flat portion gap G1c that are in communication with the terrace slope portion gap G1b; a gap setting protrusion for limiting the gap width is provided at least in the first seal gap G1; and, between the connector housing and the cover, a horizontal movement limitation member are provided for limiting the relative positional relationship between the connector housing and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Nuriya, Mitsunori Nishida, Osamu Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 9451719
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provides an Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) with new hardware modules. Hardware modules are provided that are configured for electrically connecting with connections of a first IED housing that has a first form factor. A second IED housing is provided having a second form factor that is different from the first form factor. The hardware modules are mounted in the second housing. Adaptor structure is employed to electrically connect the hardware modules with connections of the second housing. The second housing is mounted into an existing wiring and second form factor environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Shamsi Ismayilov, Yaser A. Khalifa, Frantisek Koudelka, Arkady Oksengorn, Siu Lau, Hardik Patel, In Y. Choi
  • Patent number: 9426207
    Abstract: A solution for managing communicative interactions between network elements is described herein. A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include a processor module that monitors communications between a program resident on a user machine and a server program resident on a computing device remote from the user. The processor module may be utilized to effectively reduce the number of communications actually transmitted between the client program and the server program. For example, the processor module may intercept certain client initiated communications intended for the server program, process those communications without server program involvement, and respond to the client program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Harlan Titus Beverly
  • Patent number: 9042109
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board and a sliding-type electronic device is provided by which a too large increase in thickness of devices can be avoided and a pair of housings can be slid relatively in a bending and slanting direction. In the mounting structure, an upper housing 12 and a lower housing 22 coupled in a freely slidable manner are electrically connected to each other by a flexible printed circuit board folded back to be routed between slide facing surfaces 12b and 22a of both the housings and the height of a side wall surface 12c and 22c of the upper housing and lower housing changes in a bending manner along the direction of freely sliding and, in the slide facing surfaces of the upper housing and lower housing, concave space portions 15 and 25 to accommodate the change in curvature and in position of a folding-back portion 31a caused by sliding motion between the upper housing and lower housing are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Toshiki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9036337
    Abstract: An enclosure is provided for a device comprising one or more electronic assemblies where the enclosure deforms under a shock in one or more selected manners to dissipate the shock energy. The deformation, which is elastic deformation, occurs at selected parts of the enclosure and/or in selected translations and/or rotations where those selections are made by the designer of the enclosure. By being able to define where and how the deformations will occur, the electronic assemblies can be located, mounted and interconnect within the enclosure such that the deformation does not adversely affect the assemblies or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PSION INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Ian Smyth, Nicholas John James
  • Patent number: 9030834
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board and a sliding-type electronic device is provided by which a too large increase in thickness of devices can be avoided and a pair of housings can be slid relatively in a bending and slanting direction. In the mounting structure, an upper housing 12 and a lower housing 22 coupled in a freely slidable manner are electrically connected to each other by a flexible printed circuit board folded back to be routed between slide facing surfaces 12b and 22a of both the housings and the height of a side wall surface 12c and 22c of the upper housing and lower housing changes in a bending manner along the direction of freely sliding and, in the slide facing surfaces of the upper housing and lower housing, concave space portions 15 and 25 to accommodate the change in curvature and in position of a folding-back portion 31a caused by sliding motion between the upper housing and lower housing are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Toshiki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9025336
    Abstract: A linked semiconductor module unit links a plurality of semiconductor modules by a first bus bar and a second bus bar, which are embedded in resin parts. The linked semiconductor module unit is disposed in a place other than on a printed circuit board. The semiconductor module linking structure is implemented readily by molding the bus bars together with semiconductor chips and lands to form the resin parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Minato, Hideki Kabune, Atsushi Furumoto
  • Patent number: 9019720
    Abstract: Components within a portable device are arranged around a perimeter of a display component to reduce the height of the portable device. Components such as a battery, a main logic board, a wireless networking interface, and so forth may be distributed around a display component such as an electrophoretic display. Distribution of components around the perimeter of the display component rather than behind the display component reduces the height. Furthermore, the placement of components in the perimeter provides a structure for a user to grip the portable device or for placement of user actuable controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Buuck, Chris T. Li
  • Patent number: 9007775
    Abstract: A housing for electronic components comprising at least one hardware module and a frame. The hardware module comprises a mounting element, wherein the frame connects the at least one hardware module through the mounting element mechanically stable to the housing. A labeling element is attached to the mounting element and the housing has at least one viewing opening so that at least one part of the labeling element can be seen from the outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gottfried Holzmann, Werner Mittermaier
  • Patent number: 8995139
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit device in which encapsulating resin to encapsulate a circuit board is optimized in shape, and a method of manufacturing the circuit device. A hybrid integrated circuit device, which is a circuit device according to the present invention includes a circuit board, a circuit element mounted on a top surface of the circuit board, and encapsulating resin encapsulating the circuit element, and coating the top surface, side surfaces, and a bottom surface of the circuit board. In addition, the encapsulating resin is partly recessed and thereby provided with recessed areas at two sides of the circuit board. The providing of the recessed areas reduces the amount of resin to be used, and prevents the hybrid integrated circuit device from being deformed by the cure shrinkage of the encapsulating resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8985345
    Abstract: A rack includes a rack body, at least one latch member secured to the rack body, and a supporting assembly. The supporting assembly includes at least one sliding lever and a supporting member secured to the at least one sliding lever. The at least one sliding lever is slidably engaged in the at least one latch member and the supporting assembly is extendable and retractable relative to the rack body, to provide a wider base for the rack when required where it rests on the floor, increasing stability and decreasing the likelihood that the rack might topple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Lu Fan, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8982565
    Abstract: Included are embodiments for toolless configuration of a computer enclosure. At least one embodiment of an apparatus includes a computer enclosure configured to support a plurality of components, the computer enclosure including a plurality of dividing walls, the dividing walls including a first opening and a second opening. Some embodiments include a divider configured for insertion into the computer enclosure and between the dividing walls, the divider including a first tab for coupling with the first opening, the divider including a second tab for coupling with the second opening, the divider further including a locking tab for locking the divider in place within the computer enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David W. Sherrod, Michael E. Taylor, Joseph R. Allen, John P. Franz
  • Patent number: 8976530
    Abstract: Data storage apparatus comprising a main housing containing an electric power supply, a panel supporting a plurality of electric connectors for connecting the power supply to other component parts of the apparatus and a plurality of units. Each of the units comprises a plurality of data storage elements and is mounted to slide from within the main housing to provide access to its data storage elements. The apparatus also comprises a plurality of cable modules each comprising a cable having a first connector at a first end connected to one of the units and a second connector at a second end connected to an electric connector on the panel. The cable modules also include a moveable rigid structure providing a barrier preventing manual access to the panel. The second connector is attached to the rigid structure such that movement of the rigid structure causes the second connector to be disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nexsan Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Alan Jeffery, Andrew Paul George Randall, David Ian Belcher, Alastair Bryers, Stephen Freeman
  • Publication number: 20150062832
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provides an Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) with new hardware modules. Hardware modules are provided that are configured for electrically connecting with connections of a first IED housing that has a first form factor. A second IED housing is provided having a second form factor that is different from the first form factor. The hardware modules are mounted in the second housing. Adaptor structure is employed to electrically connect the hardware modules with connections of the second housing. The second housing is mounted into an existing wiring and second form factor environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Shamsi Ismayilov, Yaser A. Khalifa, Frantisek Koudelka, Arkady Oksengorn, Siu Lau, Hardik Patel, In Y. Choi
  • Publication number: 20150062833
    Abstract: An Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) includes a plurality of hardware modules including a pair of analog input modules (AIM) modules, a Power Supply Module (PSM), and a Binary Input/Output (BIO) module. Each module is configured for mounting in a first IED housing that has a first form factor. The PSM and BIO module are constructed and arranged to directly connect with electrical connections of the first housing. A second IED housing is provided that has a second form factor that is different from the first form factor. The AIM modules are mounted to a bottom panel of the second housing. The PSM and the BIO module are mounted in the second housing. Wiring electrically connects the AIM modules to connections on the second housing. Adaptor structure electrically connects the PSM and the BIO module with associated connections of the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Shamsi Ismayilov, Yaser A. Khalifa, Frantisek Koudelka, Arkady Oksengorn, Siu Lau, Hardik Patel, In Y. Choi
  • Publication number: 20150055281
    Abstract: A modular device and method are disclosed. The modular device includes individual modular units. A first modular unit includes a pivot member and a connector and a second modular unit includes a matching connector and a first mating point. The first mating point is configured to fit a portion of the pivot member. A third modular unit may also be included, where the third modular unit has a second mating point which is configured to fit another portion of the pivot member. The matched connectors align and connect when the second modular unit is rotated about the pivot member into contact with the first modular unit. The third modular unit can also be rotated about the same pivot member with or without the second modular unit connected. The second and third modular units can be rotated independently and/or removed independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joshua Paul David DeRosa, Richard A. Monroe, Gerard Frederick Beckhusen, Nicholas Anthony Stancato, Clark Alexander Bendall
  • Patent number: 8964397
    Abstract: A system comprising modules. Each module includes: a presentation system including one or more of a speaker and a video screen; and a port. In use, if the presentation system includes the speaker, the system produces sounds derived from data obtained via the port. If the presentation system includes the screen, the system displays images derived from data obtained via the port. The module can also include connectors and the system can also include actuators. Each actuator, in use, can be coupled without soldering to a connector, and the presentation system of each module can operate in response to the actuator or actuators coupled to said each module. The system can also include data storage devices, each adapted to be releasably coupled to a respective port, and the port can be selected from: microchip socket and USB port. The system can be used as part of a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Edgar Davin Salatandre
  • Patent number: 8958210
    Abstract: A modular converter cabinet system of a converter having phase modules with upper and lower converter valves, wherein each converter valve has at least two converter cells and a branch inductor connected in series, includes a first valve cabinet, a second valve cabinet, and an inductor cabinet. The first and second valve cabinets each have several vertically spaced valve levels and several honeycomb cells arranged next to one another. The inductor cabinet has several vertically spaced phase levels. Two valve levels of at least one of the first and second valve cabinets are electrically connected to a respective phase level of the inductor cabinet that is arranged next to the at least one valve cabinet. A converter cabinet system which can be individually adapted to different converter output voltages in a simple manner is thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marc Hiller, Anton Pfauser