Having Lock Or Interlock Patents (Class 361/732)
  • Patent number: 10956353
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) may be provided that includes a plurality of expansion device connectors mounted to at least two outer edges of the PCB. Each of the expansion device connectors may include a slot aligned in a same plane as the PCB. The slot may be positioned to connect to an expansion device such as to align the expansion device in the same plane as the PCB. Thus, the expansion card may be communicatively connected to the PCB via the expansion card connector. As the PCB includes expansion device connectors on at least two outer edges, the PCB may be positioned in at least two orientations to provide a greater number of expansion device configurations than realized in some PCBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Bailey, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 10862252
    Abstract: A system and method includes stacking a first network node and a second network node on each other, making a surface contact between the network nodes using a first surface connector disposed on an upper surface of a first chassis of the first network node and a second surface connector on a lower surface of the second network node, directly connecting one of the first network node and the second network node to a computer network, and controlling another of the first network node and the second network node to connect the computer network through the surface contact made using the first surface connector and the second surface connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Ricker Lyman Robotic Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Ricker, Paul Lyman, Ihor Baranovskyi, Kostiantyn Kravtsov, Alec Marin
  • Patent number: 10477721
    Abstract: An apparatus may be configured to be mounted on a rack. The apparatus may include a communication component. The communication component may be used for communicating with a network device when the network device is mounted on the rack. The apparatus may include a storage device. The storage device may be used for storing information to be provided to the network device, via the communication component, when the network device is mounted on the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Balakrishnan Kesavaperumal, Vaibhav Jain, Srinivas Jayaram, Sunit Ramesh Rajhans
  • Patent number: 10434922
    Abstract: An inertia-driven dump load apparatus is provided in association with motor vehicles. The inertia-driven dump load includes a container defined by two side walls and a front wall; and at least one pivotable connection means connecting the container to the vehicle bed. To operate the inertia-driven dump load apparatus, the apparatus is first placed within a vehicle bed. Once the apparatus is in place, material to be dumped can be loaded into the apparatus. Then, the vehicle is driven to a location where the dumping of the materials is desired. Finally, a force is applied to the apparatus such that the apparatus moves across the vehicle bed so that the apparatus tips over a tailgate of the vehicle bed so that the material to be dumped is dumped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Alexander Ross, Sr., Deborah Starwalt Feldman
  • Patent number: 10230196
    Abstract: A latch for latching a connector to a device includes a body comprising a hub, an actuator extending from the hub, a latch pin extending from the hub and a return spring extending from the hub, the actuator and/or the latch pin. The latch pin is movable between a latched position and an unlatched position, wherein the latch pin is configured to latch the connector to the device when the latch pin is in the latched position. The actuator is configured such that movement of the actuator moves the latch pin between the latched position and the unlatched position. The return spring is configured to bias the latch pin to the latched position. The actuator, the latch pin and the return spring are integrally integrally formed as a single, unitary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 10201110
    Abstract: A device rack is disclosed. The device rack includes a first side panel and a second side panel that collectively define an interior volume. Attachment mechanisms associated with the first side panel are configured to facilitate attachment of first rack-mount extensions of respective devices with respect to the first side panel at different selected mounting planes within the interior volume. Attachment mechanisms associated with the second side panel are configured to facilitate attachment of second rack-mount extensions of the respective devices with respect to the second side panel at the different selected mounting planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Huyett, Bryan M. Gessner
  • Patent number: 10177498
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly which has a first connector and a second connector. The first connector and second connector have connector housings with first latching areas extending from the top surfaces of the connector housings and second latching areas extending from the bottom surfaces of the connector housing. Sealing members are positioned proximate wire-receiving faces of the connector housings. Rear seal cover members are positioned in the connector housings. The rear seal cover members are configured to cooperate with the sealing members to prevent the rear seal cover members from being latched to the connector housing when the terminals are not fully inserted into the terminal receiving cavities of the connector housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chong Hun Yi, Matthew David Morrison, Christopher Rowland
  • Patent number: 10177473
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing along a longitudinal direction, a number of terminals fixed in the insulative housing and an ejector pivotally mounted to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has two side walls and a number of tower-shaped portions protruding upwardly from the side walls. The insulative housing has a central slot between two side walls. The tower-shaped portion has a mounting slot. The tower-shaped portion defines a holding recess communicated to the mounting slot. The ejector has a main portion and a number of holding portions protruding from two opposite sides of the main portion. The holding portion has a first portion and a second portion extending from the first portion. The first portion is closer to the central slot than the second portion. The first portion has a front edge with a sleek section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xue-Wu Bu, Wen-Jun Tang, Zhuang-Xing Li, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10149401
    Abstract: A system includes a rear panel of a housing that includes a first compartment and a second compartment. The system further includes a first module of a first type coupled to the first compartment and a second module of a second type coupled to the second compartment. The first compartment is configured to couple to modules of the first type and the second type, and the second compartment is configured to couple to modules of the first type and the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Maw-Zan Jau, Chih-Da Wu, Shuen-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 9966717
    Abstract: A conductive device and a socket for providing electric power are provided. The conductive device includes a block body, at least two terminal structures, and an equipotential layer. The block body has a fixing portion having at least two holes formed thereon. The two terminal structures are arranged inside of the block body and respectively near to the holes. The equipotential layer is electrically connected to the two terminal structures and set to have the same polarity as that of the two terminal structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: POWERTECH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Hui Hsu
  • Patent number: 9832899
    Abstract: Disclosed is a socket apparatus for gripping the balls of a ball grid array (BGA), including a base member of electrically insulative material, an array of pairs of electrical contacts disposed in the base member in a configuration corresponding to a terminal ball configuration of said BGA to be mated with the socket apparatus, a first plate member disposed for slidable movement on said base member and having a plurality of parallel extension members extending therefrom and configured to pass through the array of pairs of electrical contacts, a second plate member disposed for slidable movement on said base member and having a plurality of parallel extension members extending therefrom and configured to pass through the array of pairs of electrical contacts, the plurality of parallel extension members of said first plate member disposed between the plurality of parallel extension members of said second plate member, a plurality of insulative nodules disposed on each extension member with nodules forming an ar
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Paul J. Brown, Alex L. Chan
  • Patent number: 9730340
    Abstract: An array of electrical components may be mounted in openings in an electronic device housing. Gaskets may be used to seal the electrical components to a housing wall. The housing wall may be planar or may have a cylindrical shape or other curved shape. The electrical components may be mounted to the housing wall by rotating the electrical components so that portions of the components bear against an inner surface of the housing wall. Component mounting structures that receive the electrical components may be used in mounting the electrical components. Component cover structures with openings may overlap the components. Engagement features may help prevent relative rotational motion between the electrical components and the housing wall of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Nathan P. Bosscher, John J. Baker, Craig M. Stanley, Brad G. Boozer
  • Patent number: 9464468
    Abstract: A locking mechanism includes a hooking component, an engagement structure, and an actuation component. The hooking component is disposed in a casing of a portable electronic apparatus. The engagement structure and the actuation component are disposed in another casing of the portable electronic apparatus. The actuation component is slidable relatively to the casing and includes a magnetic portion. When the magnetic portion approaches a hooking part of the hooking component, the hooking part is rotated out of the casing by a magnetic effect to hook the engagement structure; when the actuation component slides such that the magnetic portion is moved away from the hooking part, because a force generated by the magnetic effect to the hooking part decreases, a resilient part of the hooking component can drive the hooking part to disengaged from the engagement structure to rotate into the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Yuan
  • Patent number: 9271415
    Abstract: An apparatus and method unlock a shaft (42, 142) of a unit (24, 124) for rotation in response to a mechanical reaction between the unit (24, 124) and an enclosure (22, 122) receiving the unit (24, 124) when the unit (24, 124) has been sufficiently inserted into the enclosure (22, 122), whereby rotation of the shaft (42, 142) linearly translates a component of the unit (24, 124) into connection with a component of the enclosure (22, 122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sean A. Cerniglia, Martin A. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 9158333
    Abstract: Constituent electronic devices such as eBook reader devices may be combined to form a composite device. Resources such as power, data, processing capabilities, network interfaces, displays, and so forth may be shared between the constituent devices. Resources may also be allocated and transferred to increase operational time of depleted individual electronic devices. Content may be presented across the constituent devices of the composite device. A relative spatial arrangement of the composite devices may be determined to facilitate the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Froment, Manish Lachwani
  • Patent number: 9048666
    Abstract: A USB charging circuit includes a mating hub module including a USB input port for the connection of an external computer and a USB main hub control circuit electrically connected to the USB input port, a power supply module including a power supply device and a synchronization/charge mode switching circuit for detecting the power signal output of the USB input port and outputting a corresponding mode judgment signal, and one or multiple output control units each including a USB charging control circuit electrically connected to the USB main hub control circuit, the power supply device and the synchronization/charge mode switching circuit to receive the outputted data signal, power supply and mode judgment signal and a USB output port for receiving the outputted data signal and power supply from the USB charging control circuit so that connected portable electronic devices can be charged or receive data synchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Fang Su
  • Patent number: 9030830
    Abstract: A containing case suitable to be installed at an electronic device includes a main body, a cover and an elastic locking element. The cover is pivoted at the main body and has a protrusion portion, in which a side of the protrusion portion has a locking surface and the other side of the protrusion portion has a guiding slope. The elastic locking element is movably disposed at the main body and has a locking portion. When the cover is closed to the main body and drives the protrusion portion to apply force onto the elastic locking element, the elastic locking element is elastically deformed and the locking portion moves along the guiding slope and then crosses the protrusion portion to reach the locking surface so that the cover is locked at the main body by the locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Yuan Hsu, Hsing-Wang Chang, Tsung-Hsien Chen, Chia-Cheng Su, Ping-Feng Liao
  • Patent number: 9015931
    Abstract: A retention-extraction device is provided for a removable card in a chassis. The device includes an actuation rod having a cam slot, the actuation rod configured to provide linear movement along the length of the actuation rod, and an extraction lever operatively connected to a proximal end of the actuation rod and pivotally secured to the chassis. The device also includes a bell crank with a cam follower that is configured to ride in the cam slot and a latch hook that pivots between an open and closed position based on the motion of the bell crank. The linear movement of the actuation rod causes the extraction lever to apply a force to a portion of the card and causes the latch hook to pivot to an open position to allow removal of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Boetzer
  • 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: 8976531
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an accessible equipment rack system. A mounting frame having a set of transport elements and a translation mechanism is connected to a translating equipment rack. The translation mechanism moves the translating equipment rack to enable access to said translating equipment rack from an exterior area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Andrew John Bayliss, Perry Nicholas Rea, Kevin Matthew Retz
  • Patent number: 8953329
    Abstract: A server chassis bracket (SCB), including: a first set of holes configured to secure a first set of grommets gripping a first server component; a second set of holes configured to secure a second set of grommets gripping a second server component; a first shared guide configured to: guide a first grommet of the first set of grommets towards a first hole of the first set of holes; and guide a second grommet of the second set of grommets towards a second hole of the second set of holes; and a latch covering a portion of the first shared guide, including a tail, and configured to: generate a first audio verification of a successful installation of the first server component into the server chassis bracket; and generate a second audio verification of a successful installation of the second server component into the server chassis bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Ali Heydari
  • Patent number: 8934252
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. The first blade remains electrically connected to the backplane of the chassis when moving between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 8934251
    Abstract: A cabinet for electronic devices includes a rack and engaging units. The rack includes a first supporting post, a second supporting post, a third supporting post and a fourth supporting post located at four corners of an imaginary rectangular parallelepiped. An opening is defined between the first supporting post and the second supporting post for the electronic devices inserted therein. Each of the third and fourth supporting posts defines a plurality of pairs of slots therein. The engaging units are mounted on the third and the fourth supporting posts, respectively. Each of the engaging units includes a pair of pins received in a corresponding pair of slots and a pressing element connected with the pins. The pressing element is horizontally moveable by the pins sliding along the corresponding pair of slots to thereby adjust an abutting force between the pressing element and a corresponding electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Wei Qiu
  • Patent number: 8934254
    Abstract: A computer cart has segregated computer storage areas and adapter/cord management areas. This enables the adapters and cords to be stored in an orderly fashion and also prevents the cords and adapters from being accessed or removed from the cart when the computers are being accessed. In one embodiment, extensions of shelves on which the computers are stored extend through a dividing panel into a rear compartment of the cart to create AC adapter shelves for storage of the AC adapters. In another embodiment, the AC adapters are stored in bins in a separate compartment and cords from the AC adapters extend through a dividing panel to an area designed to hold the computers, to enable the computers to be plugged in to be charted while stored in the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tad Petrick, Philip Sopicki, John Poremba, Brian Wixted, Jim Fisher, Harrison Yuan, Mike Hansen
  • Patent number: 8921713
    Abstract: An auxiliary contact block for a low voltage contactor, wherein the contactor has a side wall including first and second recesses. The auxiliary contact block includes a first and a second housing, connected in parallel to each other, an actuation nipple extending out from the second housing, and a connecting mechanism for connecting the auxiliary contact block to the contactor. The connecting mechanism includes a snap-fit element for locking the auxiliary contact block to the contactor when it is at a latched position and being adapted to engage in the second recess provided on the side wall of the contactor, and a releasing member for unlocking the snap-fit element to an unlatched position and including a releasing bar arranged for receiving a pressing force. The releasing member is arranged on the second housing and further includes a wedge element connected to the pressing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventor: Lars Eriksson
  • Patent number: 8922972
    Abstract: An integral solar module power conditioning system includes one or more solar module support frames. Each frame includes a plurality of plug-and-play electrical connectors integrated therewith. A microinverter or microinverter connector is also integrated with each frame. Each frame is configured to receive a respective solar electric module and to carry electrical power through a plurality of solar electric modules and corresponding microinverters connected together via a plurality of solar module support frames connected together via the plurality of integrated plug-and-play electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles Steven Korman, Neil Anthony Johnson, Michael Andrew de Rooij
  • Patent number: 8913395
    Abstract: This is directed to connecting two or more elements using an intermediate element constructed from a material that changes between states. An electronic device can include one or more components constructed by connecting several elements. To provide a connection having a reduced or small size or cross-section and construct a component having high tolerances, a material can be provided in a first state in which it flows between the elements before changing to a second state in which it adheres to the elements and provides a structurally sound connection. For example, a plastic can be molded between the elements. As another example, a composite material can be brazed between the elements. In some cases, internal surfaces of the elements can include one or more features for enhancing a bond between the elements and the material providing the interface between the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Myers, Mattia Pascolini, Richard Dinh, Trent Weber, Robert Schlub, Josh Nickel, Robert Hill, Nanbo Jin, Tang Tan
  • Patent number: 8867213
    Abstract: A quick lock and release mechanism is provided for securing and releasing a server or other computing asset, including a server tray, from a server rack. The server is equipped with a quick release tab that is biased to fit into an opening in the server rack. To install the server in the rack, the server is secured to the rack by aligning and inserting the quick release tab into the opening. The server can then be removed from the rack by retracting the quick release tab from the opening. The server rack may include a plurality of shelves cut out from the rack to hold multiple servers in the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Furuta, Michael Wittig, Amir Meir Michael
  • Patent number: 8848376
    Abstract: A rack-mounted console module includes a lower unit slideably mounted on a rail and an upper unit pivotally coupled to the lower unit. A locking mechanism includes a first part moveably disposed in the lower unit and a second part fixedly disposed on the rail. When the upper unit is closed and the lower unit slides along the rail to a target position, the first part of the locking mechanism changes from a released state to a locked state where it engages the second part of the locking mechanism to lock the lower unit. When the upper unit is opened, the first part changes from the locked state to a ready-to-released state. When the upper unit is subsequently closed, the first part changes from the ready-to-released state to a released state where it disengages from the second part, and the console module can be slid back into the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aten International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8842439
    Abstract: A display device includes a housing unit, a display module, an electronic module and a stop mechanism. The housing unit includes a frame that has a front surface, an inner frame edge defining a window and a notch recessed from the inner frame edge. The display module includes a panel disposed at the front surface of the frame, and a display unit including a body located in the window and a lug corresponding to the notch. The stop mechanism includes a stop member disposed at the frame, and operable to switch between a locked state, where the stop member is disposed between the notch and the lug for restricting forward movement of the lug through the notch, and In a released state, where the lug is allowed to pass through the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chung-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8817477
    Abstract: The assembly comprises: a car radio with a housing and a removable half front plate; a mounting sheath; means for securing the housing in the sheath; and means for unlocking the housing, said means comprising a tool suitable for being inserted in at least two orifices formed in the front face of the housing. These two orifices are formed in a central zone of the housing that is hidden by the front plate when it is mounted on the housing, and that is visible when the front plate is separated from the housing. The assembly has essentially no peripheral cover fitted thereto. The U-shaped tool makes it easy to extract the car radio using one hand in a single movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Parrot
    Inventors: Bertrand Vignau-Lous, Hocine Belkhoudja
  • Patent number: 8801400
    Abstract: A sealed compressor has an electric motor driving a compressor pump unit, and a shell enclosing the electric motor and compressor pump unit. An electrical connector with the shell supplies electrical power to the motor. A terminal housing is mounted to an outer surface of the shell, and a terminal plug is received within the terminal housing. The terminal plug has electric connections to connect into the electric connector within the shell. The housing includes a cover plate enclosing a chamber for the housing and which receives the terminal plug. A spring extends from the terminal plug, and reacts against a surface of the cover to bias the terminal plug to maintain the electric connection between the terminal plug and the electrical connector in the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Danfoss Scroll Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lamar Wilson Thibodeaux, Thierry Poiret, Sui Yong, Zhao Yanbo, Zili Sun
  • Patent number: 8797736
    Abstract: A casing includes a casing module and a support module. The casing module includes two side plates spaced apart from each other, a top-plate unit disposed between and perpendicular to the side plates, and a bottom plate spaced apart from and parallel to the top-plate unit. The side plates, the top-plate unit and the bottom plate define a first accommodating space for receiving a first electronic device. The support module is disposed between the top-plate unit and the bottom plate, and is removably caught in the top-plate unit to divide the first accommodating space into two second accommodating spaces for receiving two second electronic devices that differ in size from the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chong-Xing Zhu, Te-Hsiung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8797731
    Abstract: An expansion card mounting apparatus includes a side wall, a support plate, a slot cover, and a retaining member. The side wall defines an expansion card slot. The support plate is connected to the side wall and located above the expansion card slot. The slot cover includes a cover body, a fixing portion extending from the cover body, and a plurality of contact points extending from the cover body. The slot cover covers the expansion card slot with the fixing portion contacting the support plate and the plurality of contact points contacting the side wall. The retaining member includes a main body and a pressing plate connected to the main body. The main body is secured on the side wall. The pressing plate is located on the fixing portion to fix the fixing portion between the pressing plate and the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun-Chi Hsieh, Li Tong
  • Publication number: 20140204540
    Abstract: A server for shortening development schedule is disclosed. A case has two tray receiving spaces. Each tray receiving space has a first opening and a second opening. Power sockets are disposed at the same position in the tray receiving spaces correspondingly. A storage unit includes a tray, a mother board and a storage component. The tray is inserted to the tray receiving space from the first opening and disposed extending to the opposite second opening. The storage unit is electrically connects with the power socket and fixed in the tray receiving space through a locking structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Te-Chang LIN, Tony Chuen-Yiu CHENG
  • Patent number: 8787019
    Abstract: An electric power converter can include an electric power converter case mounted on rolling stock, a unit mounting section formed in the electric power converter case and having a cooler insertion opening, and an internal unit mounted on the unit mounting section. The internal unit can include a cooler projecting from the unit mounting section through the cooler insertion opening into an outside air introduction section into which the outside air is introduced and a plurality of securing holders made to butt against the unit mounting section for securing the internal unit. Each of the securing holders can have a butting surface for butting against the unit mounting section to form a step by making the butting surface protrude from the opposed surface of the internal unit facing the unit mounting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8752269
    Abstract: An interlocking system for connecting a programmable module and an automation controller of an industrial control and automation system is provided. The interlocking system includes a key comprising a shaft with a head and a first attachment feature. The interlocking system also includes a first keyhole in a programmable module cover. The first keyhole is configured to enable the head to pass upwardly there through. The interlocking system also includes a second keyhole in an automation controller cover. The second keyhole is configured to enable the first attachment feature to slide downwardly there through such that disengagement of the key from the second keyhole is resisted. The interlocking system also includes a second attachment feature on a lower surface of the automation controller cover. The second attachment feature is configured to engage with the first attachment feature when the first attachment feature is rotated about an axis of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Chin, Melvin Wong, Soon Seng Kang
  • Patent number: 8755191
    Abstract: A server system includes at least one blade server, wherein the blade server has at least one processor and memory modules, as well as a plug connector on an upper side or an underside of the blade server, a server frame with an opening on a first side of the server frame for accommodating the at least one blade server, wherein the server frame includes guidance means and a circuit board and a lifting device for guiding the at least one blade server in the lifting direction up to the circuit board, and at least one cooling fan assembly arranged inside the server frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Riebel
  • Patent number: 8749984
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body, an electronic assembly and an ejecting mechanism. The main body is formed with a retaining space, and the electronic assembly is retained in the retaining space of the main body. The ejecting mechanism includes an operating member that has a main portion and a connecting portion disposed on the main portion. The operating member is rotatable on the connecting portion and is disposed in the main body while the lifting section is disposed between the main body and the electronic assembly. The operating section is operable to drive the lifting section to push the electronic assembly out of the retaining space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Wang, Po-Yuan Hsu, Chen-Yu Li, Hsing-Wang Chang
  • Patent number: 8737084
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) secured to a carrier, the carrier comprising at least one hook for securing the PCB, the PCB includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. At least one recessed portion in the rim of the first surface receives at least one hook so there are no protrusions above the upper surface of the PCB. A carrier for securing the PCB is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Ching Liu, Chi-An Yu, Zhi-Jun Wang, Hai-Yang Niu, Yong Tan, Ri-Qing Chen, Ling-Lin Yuan
  • Patent number: 8724336
    Abstract: A cardguide to be disposed in a computer chassis during use. The cardguide includes a track to accept an edge of a printed circuit board of a modular computer device to be disposed in the computer chassis during use. The cardguide further comprises an integral clip configured to retain at least a portion of a temperature sensing device during use. The clip provides for positioning the temperature sensing device within the computer chassis during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: John N. Hanna, David M. Crowley
  • Patent number: 8717768
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis, a bracket received in the chassis and a cable. A storage device is received in the bracket, and a wire is connected to the storage device. A motherboard is attached to the chassis, and at least two inserting slots are located on the motherboard. A first circuit board is electronically connected to the wire. The cable is electronically connected to the first circuit board and includes a connecting component and at least two connectors. The connecting component is electronically connected to the first circuit board, and the at least two connectors are electronically connected to the at least two inserting slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Ruei Tu, Shu-Hsien Chou, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8711568
    Abstract: The mechanical and moisture protection apparatus for handheld electronic devices generally comprises a handle for the user, a bearing plate that covers an electrical connector recess in an electronic device, and an insert that fits within the recess. In addition, a sealing means may also be utilized to further ensure a fluid tight seal. The apparatus may be constructed as a one-piece unitary structure or may comprise individual components. The apparatus may be constructed from any number of materials and utilizing any number of fabrication techniques. The apparatus is preferably light weight, inexpensive and easy to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Zachary Edward Evens
  • Patent number: 8705228
    Abstract: A pivoting apparatus includes first and second pivoting elements, and first and second waterproof structures. The first pivoting element is fixed to a base, and has a first internal space and an opening exposing the first internal space. The second pivoting element is pivoted on the first pivoting element and fixed to an electronic device. A second internal space and a gap exposing the second internal space are formed between the first and second pivoting elements. The second internal space communicates with the first internal space through the opening. The first waterproof structure is fixed to the first pivoting element and surrounds at least a portion of the opening to block liquid from entering the first internal space through the opening. The second waterproof structure is fixed to the second pivoting element and shields the gap to block liquid from entering the second internal space through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Young Lighting Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Kuo Chuang, Li-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 8699230
    Abstract: A combined type storage case for electronic device accessories has a first case, a second case and a third case. The first case includes a first receptacle and a pivotable first plug. The first receptacle and the first plug are electrically connected with each other and allow an electronic device to be charged. The second case is detachably mounted on the first case and includes a chamber defined inside the second case for receiving 16A third case is detachably mounted on the first case and includes a chamber defined inside the third case for receiving earphones. Therefore, different electronic device accessories can be distinguished clearly to avoid confusion and a user can conveniently take out a desired accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sky Tech Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Chin-Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8675360
    Abstract: An output device which houses a portable device in an internal space and which outputs at least audio or images outputted from the housed portable device to the outside, includes: a case body including a housing portion housing the portable device; a lid body connected to the case body so as to pivot about a hinge portion and pivoted between an opened position in which the housing portion of the case body is opened and a closed position in which the housing portion of the case body is closed; and a pair of buckles pivotally supported at one outer peripheral portion of the case body or the lid body between a locked position and a lock release position as well as pivoted to the locked position when the lid body is pivoted to the closed position to thereby lock the lid body with respect to the case body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Ohsawa, Toshihide Ooba, Ooi Kok Hwa, Cheng Wee Jian
  • Patent number: 8654534
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cabinet and electronic units received in the cabinet. A window is defined between two front columns. Each electronic unit includes a casing, which includes a top plate, a lateral side and a rotator. The lateral side defines an engaging opening therein. The rotator is movably connected to the casing and includes an engaging portion and an abutting portion. The abutting portion extends above the top plate. the engaging portion is received in the casing. When the abutting portion is pushed down, the rotator moves to cause the engaging portion to extend through the engaging opening to engage with the cabinet and to prevent the casing from being pulled out from the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guang-Yi Zhang, Tie-Shan Jiang
  • Publication number: 20140043774
    Abstract: An exemplary power-electronic switching system has a plurality of switching units, wherein each switching unit includes a housing and at least one switching module which is arranged within the housing. A mounting unit has a holding apparatus, on which the housings of the switching units are arranged. The holding apparatus includes an insulation material for electrically insulating the holding apparatus from the housings of the switching units and the housings of the switching units from one another. The insulation material allows the housings of the switching units of the switching system to have different voltage potentials from one another and additionally can be realized in a simple and space-saving manner and easily be assembled. In addition, the housing of each switching unit includes a material for at least partially shielding an electric and magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Michael Weiss, Roger Lüscher, Arthouros Iordanidis, Bogdan Cranganu-Cretu, Jürgen Steinke
  • Patent number: 8614894
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device assembly includes a cabinet and electronic devices received in the cabinet. The cabinet includes four columns substantially positioned at four corners of the cabinet. A window is defined between two front columns. Each electronic device includes a casing, which includes a bottom plate, a lateral side and an actuator. The bottom plate defines an inserting opening therein. The lateral side defines an engaging opening therein. The actuator movably connects to the casing and includes an engaging portion and an abutting portion. The abutting portion extends through the inserting opening. The engaging portion extends through the engaging opening and engages with one of the columns. When the abutting portion is pushed up, the actuator moves and the engaging portion disengages from the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guang-Yi Zhang, Tie-Shan Jiang
  • Patent number: 8611093
    Abstract: A disk drive carrier includes a frame and a shuttle. The frame includes supports configured to be in physical communication with a disk drive, a first index tab to align the disk drive with a connector on a backplane of a server tray, and an arm configured to engage the disk drive with the connector in a horizontal orientation. The shuttle includes a base including a channel, edges extending from the base and forming an enclosure to receive the frame and the disk drive in a vertical orientation, a fastener connected to the server tray through the channel, and an alignment key configured to slide along the first index tab and to align the disk drive with the connector. The disk drive shuttle is configured to horizontally move along the server tray and to enable the disk drive to connect with the connector in the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kevin Terwilliger, Richard A. Crisp, Austin J. Orand, Garrett R. Lewis, Paul Kramer