With Locking Means Or Device Patents (Class 361/740)
  • Patent number: 11882668
    Abstract: A device comprises a riser board and a riser bracket. The riser board has a connector that receives an expansion card. The riser bracket is coupled to the riser board, and includes a body portion and a latch. The body portion is coupled to the riser board such that the body portion is spaced apart from the riser board connector. The latch is rotatably coupled to the body portion, and rotates between a first position and a second position. When the latch is in the first position and the expansion card is received by the riser board connector, the expansion card is removable from the riser board connector. When the latch is in the second position and the expansion card is received by the riser board connector, the latch engages the expansion card such that the expansion card is not removable from the riser board connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Ming-Lung Wang, Kai-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 11800693
    Abstract: A rack-mountable server system includes air moving systems, such as fans, to induce airflow inside a server chassis to remove heat generated by components of the server system. The air moving systems are configured to direct air from a cold aisle, through the chassis of the server system, and out to a hot aisle as exhausted air. The server system is configured to be mounted in racks that provide cooling air on either a front or rear side of the rack. Thus, the server system is able to be mounted in a rack in a reversible Input/Output (IO) orientation and can accommodate multiple airflow directions through the server chassis to conform to a hot aisle and cold aisle configuration used for a given rack at a given facility at which the server system is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shreyas Sampath, Darin Lee Frink, Bianca Nagy
  • Patent number: 11800670
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a compute device, a side cover, and a bezel. The side cover is placed in physical communication with the compute device. The side cover includes a mounting latch that rotates between an open position and a closed position. When in the closed position, the mounting latch securely mounts the compute device on a component. When bezel is placed in physical communication with the side cover, the bezel locks the mounting latch in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Guzman, Peter Clark, Sean O'Donnell, Kevin Keller
  • Patent number: 11791089
    Abstract: A coil component includes a cup, a magnetic core, an electric conductor wound around the core, a cover, which closes the cup, and electric terminal contacts, which are in electric contact with ends of the electric conductor. The core and the electric conductor are arranged in the cup and the cup is filled with potting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Schmidhauser AG
    Inventors: Christof Schneggenburger, Dirk Schekulin, Bernhard Laeng, Silvia Gross-Kaeufler, Tobias Diefenbacher
  • Patent number: 11751350
    Abstract: The present invention features a robust customizable computing system comprising: a processing control unit; an external object; and means for operably connecting the processing control unit to the external object, the processing control unit introducing intelligence into the external object, thus causing the external object to perform smart functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: ATD Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Jason A. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11742600
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a first metal cable (1) having a flat upper (A) and a flat lower (B) surface, comprising at least one hollow riser (2) extending approximately 90 degrees from one of the flat surfaces of the first metal cable, the hollow riser being 5 configured to house an end of a second metal cable (3). A connected structure comprising a first metal cable wherein a second metal cable is inserted into the hollow riser (2) of the first metal cable and joined with the first metal cable. it also relates to a method of making a connected structure, joining a first metal cable to a second metal cable by friction welding the second metal cable (3) to the first metal cable by 10 contacting a rotating tool (4) with the lower surface of the first metal cable in the area underneath the hollow riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: HYDRO EXTRUDED SOLUTIONS AS
    Inventor: Jens Sandahi Sørensen
  • Patent number: 11732511
    Abstract: An information handling system locks to a display stand and/or an external object with a locking mount coupled to the display stand having a Kensington lock and a padlock. The locking mount has a lock switch with an unlocked position to accept and release the information handling system securing members and a lock position that engages the securing members with a lock plate to prevent removal of the information handling system. In the unlocked position, the Kensington lock and padlock loop are unavailable for securing the information handling system. In the locked position, the Kensington lock slot is unblocked to accept a securing cable and the padlock loop will extend from a retract position to accept a padlock. When a cable fits in the slot and/or a padlock fits in the padlock loop, the lock switch is engaged in the locked position to prevent removal of the information handling system securing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kok Lian Lim, Cheng-Chia Chiu, Chao-Long Chou, Kerk Inn Pin Augustine
  • Patent number: 11652277
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including at least one body, an antenna module, and a rotation mechanism is provided. The antenna module includes an antenna unit, a driving member, and a linking rod. The antenna unit is rotatably disposed on the body, the driving member is slidably disposed on the body and abuts the antenna unit, and a portion of the antenna unit blocks on a sliding path of the driving member, to drive the antenna unit to rotate to open and close relative to the body when the driving member slides. The linking rod has opposite first and second ends. The first end is pivotally connected to the driving member. The rotation mechanism is disposed on the body, the second end is pivotally connected to the rotation mechanism and eccentric to a rotating axis of the rotation mechanism, to slide the driving member when the rotation mechanism rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Ta Huang, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Patent number: 11570918
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a connection device includes an engaging claw extending in a first direction from a first member, and a receiving portion provided in a second member. The engaging claw includes a pair of first side surfaces, and a pair of engaging protrusions projecting out from the respective side surface. Each engaging protrusion includes an inclined surface continuous from the first side surface and inclined to the first direction. The receiving portion includes a pair of slopes extending in the first direction and each including a second side surface engaging the first side surface, and an engaging projection connected to the second side surface, the engaging projection engaging the engaging protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eitaro Miyake, Daisuke Ando
  • Patent number: 11503722
    Abstract: An enclosure for a power supply circuit board includes a plurality of sheet metal members combined to accommodate a power supply circuit board. The plurality of sheet metal members includes a first sheet metal member. The first sheet metal member includes a main plate having a flat plate shape, and an inner extension connected to the main plate through a bent portion located at an end of the main plate. The inner extension includes a circuit board support for supporting the power supply circuit board. The circuit board support faces the main plate and is separated from the main plate in a direction perpendicular to the main plate. The circuit board support is located within an inner space surrounded by the plurality of sheet metal members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11495268
    Abstract: An assembly module is applicable to a casing of an expansion equipment. The assembly module includes a transmission component and an operating member. The transmission component is disposed in the casing. The transmission component includes a rotary member, a connecting member, and a buckle member. The rotary member is pivotally connected to the casing. The connecting member is connected between the rotary member and the buckle member. A part of the buckle member is exposed from a buckle hole of the casing. The operating member is disposed on the casing, and is connected to the transmission component. The operating member is configured to drive the transmission component, so that a part of the buckle member is movably disposed in the buckle hole of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chun-Yi Chiang
  • Patent number: 11474560
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a notebook computer or laptop, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). The electronic device may also include a base portion and a lid portion coupled to the base portion at a hinge configured such that the base portion and the lid portion can rotate between an open configuration of the electronic device and a closed configuration of the electronic device. The lid portion can include at least one segment that is to raise at least a portion of the base portion in response to a rotation toward the open configuration (e.g., opening the lid portion to access a touchpad or a keyboard of the electronic device, or to see a display of the electronic device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Okuley, Kimi Jensen
  • Patent number: 11439031
    Abstract: Provided are a latch mechanism and an electronic device case. The latch mechanism includes a base assembly, a pressing assembly and a first elastic member. The base assembly has an accommodating cavity, and a wall surface of the base assembly has a first through hole and a second through hole which are respectively communicated with the accommodating cavity. The pressing assembly includes a main body part, a button part and a bolt part, the main body part is disposed in the accommodating cavity, and the button part and the bolt part are respectively disposed on the main body part. The first elastic member is located in the accommodating cavity, one end of the first elastic member abuts against an inner wall of the accommodating cavity and the other end abuts against the main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: LUXSHARE PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongyuan Lai, Liang Yu
  • Patent number: 11385689
    Abstract: An integrated electronic card front EMI cage and latch is described that is suitable for use in a data storage system. In an example a latch module for an electronic component housing has a latch housing having an arm with an attachment point to fasten the latch housing to an end of the housing and an EMI cage having a front body and a plurality of fingers extending from the front body, the front body being held to the end of the housing by the latch housing and the fingers being configured to be outside an exterior of the housing on at least two sides of the housing to block electromagnetic interference from passing along the at least two sides of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jawad B. Khan, Andrew Warrack Morning-Smith, John Hung, Michael D. Nelson, Craig J. Jahne
  • Patent number: 11375626
    Abstract: A circuit card assembly including a printed circuit board arranged to include one or more electronic circuits and a frame connected to the printed circuit board. The circuit card including at least one connector arranged to detachably engage with a backplane connector of the electronic chassis to establish an electrical connection with a backplane printed wiring board (PWB) of the electronic chassis. The circuit card also including a front panel having at least one input/output connector and an EMI/RFI gasket positioned along a perimeter of the back side of the front panel where the EMI/RFI gasket is arranged to contact a surface of the electronic chassis along a perimeter of the circuit card assembly slot when the circuit card assembly is extended into the circuit card assembly slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Keith R. Burrell, Andrew J. Bristol, Kashif V. Laurie
  • Patent number: 10892085
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure, circuit board assemblies and methods of circuit board assembly are disclosed. Example circuit board assemblies include a circuit board and a magnetic component coupled to the circuit board. The magnetic component includes a primary winding and a secondary winding. The assembly also includes a winding interconnect terminal electrically coupled to the magnetic component. The winding interconnect terminal is disposed on the circuit board remote from the magnetic component, and the circuit board defines an air gap between the winding interconnect terminal and the magnetic component to provide electrical isolation between the winding interconnect terminal and the magnetic component. Corresponding methods of assembling circuit boards and magnetic components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Astec International Limited
    Inventor: Kwong Kei Chin
  • Patent number: 10795096
    Abstract: A line-card comprising: an optical blindmate connector to connect to the midplane of the switch sub-chassis; and a printed circuit board (PCB) including: an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC); an electrical blindmate connector to connect to a midplane of a switch sub-chassis; and a liquid blindmate connector to connect to the switch sub-chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, Everett Salinas
  • Patent number: 10649000
    Abstract: A connection assembly includes a sensor substrate, a layer substrate coupled to the sensor substrate so as to face an upper surface of the sensor substrate, and a wire connected between the sensor substrate and the layer substrate. The sensor substrate includes first and second projections provide on the upper surface of the sensor substrate and extending in an extension direction along the upper surface of the sensor substrate. The wire has a first end sandwiched between the layer substrate and the first projection, and a second end sandwiched between the layer substrate and the second projection. The connection assembly provides reliable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shinohara, Hitoshi Yoshida, Kazuo Goda, Rie Okamoto, Hiroshi Nakatsuka, Masako Yamaguchi, Hideki Ueda, Takanori Aoyagi, Yuki Maegawa, Takuya Kajiwara, Keisuke Kuroda, Takeshi Mori
  • Patent number: 10534013
    Abstract: A sensor includes a sensor element, a package accommodating the sensor element in an inside of the package, a grounding electrode disposed in the package, a lid covering an opening of the package, and a lead extending from the package. The lead includes first and second portions. The first portion of the lead is electrically connected to the grounding electrode and extends along a side surface of the package with a gap provided between the first portion and the side surface. The second portion of the lead is disposed between the lid and the package and extends toward the inside of the package. In this sensor, the opening can be sealed without soldering and reliably connect the lid to the grounding electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Maegawa, Hideki Ueda, Hideaki Fujiura, Takeshi Uemura, Hiroshi Nakatsuka, Tsuyoshi Sakaue, Rie Okamoto, Shoya Kida
  • Patent number: 10356929
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for a hardware adapter device are described herein. One device includes housing, a plurality of printed circuit boards (PCBs) housed by the housing, where each of the plurality of PCBs include traces, and a switch to select a bus address corresponding to the hardware adapter device, where the housing receives an input/output (I/O) module such that the traces of the PCBs provide an electrical path from a wiring baseboard to the I/O module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Zheng, Xiaohui Qin, Xinyan Zheng, Li Chen, Qingyong Zhang, Qian Liu, Cary Leen, Roy Kolasa, Andrew Halford
  • Patent number: 10185251
    Abstract: The engagement between a fixing member and a resin member is released and the resin member is separated from a frame thereby separating a bearing member from the frame. Parts to be used in a developing device are replaced or the developing device is replenished with a developer. The resin member is connected to the frame to connect the bearing member to the frame. The fixing member is inserted into a through hole to engage with the resin member and fix the resin member to the frame, thereby fixing the bearing member to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumito Nonaka, Hiroomi Matsuzaki, Seiichi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10051739
    Abstract: A rail vehicle control relay board includes a main frame, a mother board and a daughter board assembly which are arranged in the main frame, the main frame includes a board face mounting frame and a daughter board mounting frame which protrudes from the board face mounting frame, the mother board is arranged in the board face mounting frame, and multiple daughter board assemblies perpendicular to the mother board are arranged side by side in the daughter board mounting frame, the daughter board assemblies are electrically connected to the mother board, and multiple first connectors configured to perform output outwards are arranged on the mother board. The rail vehicle control relay board has a high strength, and may reduce the daughter board loosening faults, extend a wiring space and increase the number of relays arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongbo Wang, Yongzhen Qin, Lin Tao, Kexiao Wang, Jinghai Jiao, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 9933822
    Abstract: An electronic component case includes, a lower case including a bottom plate, a side wall having a protruding portion, an engaging projection formed on an outer face of the side wall, and a screw hole formed in the side wall in a region where the protruding portion is provided, and an upper case including a top plate, a side wall in which an engaging hole is formed, and a notched hole formed in the side wall on the top plate side. The protruding portion of the lower case is engaged to the notched hole of the upper case, and the screw hole is exposed in the notched hole. The engaging projection of the lower case is engaged in the engaging hole of the upper case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minshong Tan, Syuzo Aoki, Takuya Oda
  • Patent number: 9865973
    Abstract: A pluggable electrical connector includes a thermally conductive housing having an opening and a circuit board having electronic components, at least one plug contact and at least one joining surface. The circuit board is surrounded by the housing. A joining seam connects the housing and the circuit board to each other. The joining seam is located between the at least one joining surface and the housing and is produced on an exterior side of the pluggable connector such that the opening is at least partially closed by the joining seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MD ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventor: Rudolf Engl
  • Patent number: 9648726
    Abstract: A plurality of suspension boards are integrally supported by a support frame. A plurality of inspection substrates are provided to correspond to the plurality of suspension boards. In each suspension board, lines are formed on a conductive support substrate with a base insulating layer sandwiched therebetween. The support substrate and the line are electrically connected by a via in the base insulating layer. In each inspection substrate, a conductor layer is formed on a conductive support substrate with a base insulating layer sandwiched therebetween. The support substrate and the conductor layer are electrically connected by a via in the base insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Ichinose, Terukazu Ihara
  • Patent number: 9575520
    Abstract: A main board assembly for being equipped with at least one of a standard expansion card and a low profile expansion card includes a base board, a first expansion slot, a second expansion slot, a third expansion slot and a switching circuit. There is a first distance between the second expansion slot and the first edge, and there is a second distance between the second expansion slot and the third expansion slot, which are greater than the width of the standard expansion card. There is a third distance between the first expansion slot and the third expansion slot, which is two times greater than the width of the low profile expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MSI COMPUTER (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Liang Chen, Tse-Jen Shih
  • Patent number: 9490057
    Abstract: An integrated magnetic module includes a first auxiliary circuit board, a second auxiliary circuit board, a first transformer, a second transformer and at least one inductor. The second auxiliary circuit board and the first auxiliary circuit board are arranged side by side. The first transformer is disposed on the first auxiliary circuit board. The second transformer is disposed on the second auxiliary circuit board. The at least one inductor is arranged between the first transformer and second transformer, and electrically connected with the first auxiliary circuit board and the second auxiliary circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ssu-Wei Fu, Yi-Hsin Leu, Chung-Ping Ku, Der-Min Liu
  • Patent number: 9042104
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes an electronic module and an electronic module fixing structure. The electronic module fixing structure includes a main body, a sliding component, a rod and an elastic component connected between the main body and the sliding component. The main body has a track with a positioning portion. The sliding component is slidably disposed on the main body. The rod is rotatably connected with the sliding component. An end of the rod is adapted to move along the track. When the end is located at the positioning portion, the end and the positioning portion are interfered with each other to position the sliding component. When the electronic module pushes the sliding component, the rod is rotated to drive the end to move away from the positioning portion, and the sliding component pushes the electronic module away from the main body through elastic force of the elastic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Han Tsai, Chun-Wang Lin, Ching-Wei Ku, Chia-Hsing Yu, Yao-Te Tsai, Chia-Hung Tsai
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150116954
    Abstract: An image sensor module is provided. The image sensor module includes a circuit board, a flat material, an image sensing chip, a holder and a covering plate. The flat material disposed on an assembling surface of the circuit board has a supporting surface and a bottom surface opposite thereto. The image sensing chip with its base surface facing to the supporting surface is configured on the supporting surface. The holder is disposed on the flat material, and the bottom plane of the holder faces to the supporting surface. The supporting surface is used to make the base surface parallel to the bottom plane. The covering plate is arranged on the holder to seal the image sensing chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: LARVIEW TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventor: SHIN-DAR JAN
  • Patent number: 8988887
    Abstract: A housing of an electronic device comprises a fixing portion and a locking portion. The fixing portion is perpendicularly disposed on a side wall of the housing. The locking portion is perpendicularly mounted on the bottom of the housing. The locking portion corresponds to the fixing portion. The fixing portion clasps a first end of the circuit board. The locking portion is secured to a second end of the circuit board opposite to the first end to mount the circuit board to the housing after the first end of the circuit board has been clasped by the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bao-Gang Zhao, Xue-Feng Wan, Ping Li, Yuan-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8982551
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic module and an electronic module fixing structure that includes a main body, a position-limiting component slideably disposed on the main body along a first direction, at least one positioning component slideably disposed on the main body along a second direction, and at least one first elastic component. The position-limiting component has a position-limiting portion. The first elastic component is connected between the main body and the positioning component. The position-limiting component resists an elastic force of the first elastic component to limit the positioning component to be at a first position. When the electronic module moves into the main body, the electronic module pushes the position-limiting component to drive the position-limiting portion to move away from the positioning component, and the positioning component moves to a second position by the elastic force of the first elastic component to position the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Star-Wh Zhou
  • Patent number: 8971049
    Abstract: A portable electronic device, a peripheral expansion module and methods for assembling a peripheral expansion module onto a portable electronic device are provided herein. The portable electronic device may comprise a main housing unit having a front cover and a back cover which, when coupled together, enclose internal components of the portable electronic device. The peripheral expansion module, comprising one or more peripheral devices coupled within or on a peripheral module housing, may be securely integrated with the portable electronic device. A majority of the peripheral expansion module may be positioned outside of the main housing unit along one side of the portable electronic device. In some embodiments, the peripheral expansion module includes a pair of rails, which extend out from within an interior of the module housing for attachment via one or more mechanical fasteners to an interior surface of the main housing unit of the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Motion Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Edward Vier, Christopher Lorenzo Dunn
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150016089
    Abstract: A heads-up-display assembly includes a display module and a circuit board. The display module is configured to display an image on a display surface, remote to the display module. The display module includes a housing, a visual display, and one or more retention members. The circuit board controls the visual display and is coupled to the display module by a first wire. The circuit board is movable between a first configuration in which the circuit board is free to hang from the display module by the first wire, and a second configuration in which the circuit board is removably retained to the housing by the one or more retention members and not free to hang by the first wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Reben Werman, Patrick O'Connell
  • Patent number: 8934260
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic equipment cabinet capable of detecting a storage state of a circuit board unit by using a smaller number of switches than circuit board units. The electronic equipment cabinet, which stores a plurality of circuit board units inserted and extracted in the same direction, includes a plurality of slots for storing the circuit board units, a plurality of cover members for covering the slots, and a switch for detecting closing of all the slots. The cover members, which are provided by a plurality of types having an installation order restricting mechanism for preventing closing of the slots, except for when the cover members are installed according to a preset installation order, includes a driving member located in a final-installation cover member that is installed last and configured to drive the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Komei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8897026
    Abstract: A locking assembly includes a guiding post and a hollow locking member. The guiding post includes a locking portion. A clamp hook is formed on a flange of the locking portion. The locking member includes an opening end. The locking member sleeves on the locking portion of the locking member, in which at least one clamping depression is formed on an inner wall of the locking member corresponding to the clamp hook, and the clamp hook is clamped in one clamping depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-Ping Duan
  • Patent number: 8897029
    Abstract: An isolated switching power converter includes a power isolation transformer having at least one primary winding, at least one secondary winding and a plurality of sides, a first power board mechanically coupled to a first side of the transformer, and a second power board mechanically coupled to a second side of the transformer. The first power board includes a primary side circuit electrically coupled to the at least one primary winding, and the second power board includes a secondary side circuit electrically coupled to the at least one secondary winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Astec International Limited
    Inventors: Robert H. Kippley, Bradley J. Schumacher, Gary P. Magnuson, Kwong K. Chin
  • Patent number: 8867195
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attachment/detachment mechanism for an electronics unit mounted on a casing in an attachable/detachable manner, including: a position-keeping type switch switching between first and second states of the electronics unit; a lever switching between a securing state where the electronics unit is secured to the casing and an attachable/detachable state where the electronics unit is made attachable/detachable to/from the casing; a first restricting member switching between a restricting state where state-switching of the lever is restricted and a permitting state where the state-switching of the lever is permitted; and a second restricting member traveling between a first position where the state-switching of the first restricting member is restricted and the state-switching of the position-keeping type switch is permitted, and a second position where the state-switching of the first restricting member is permitted and the state-switching of the position-keeping type switch from the first st
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuro Tsubota
  • Patent number: 8848358
    Abstract: A server includes a main board, a side panel having an attached female connector, an expansion card, and a lever. The expansion card includes a latching member having a pivot and a male connector. The lever includes an engaging portion defining a slot, and a main body connected to the engaging portion and pivotally connected to the main board. When the lever is rotated in a first direction, the pivot is slid into the slot, causing the engaging portion to engage with the latching member. Further rotating the lever in the first direction, the expansion card is urged to move toward the side panel until the male connector mate with the female connector. When the lever is rotated in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the expansion card is urged to move away from the side panel, causing the male connector to disengage from the female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Hai-Chen Zhou
  • Patent number: 8837117
    Abstract: The electrical card has power modules constituted by power components and by control components that are carried by strips fastened on a support plate comprising an electrical ground plate. The power components are connected firstly to control buses, and secondly to power buses carried by the support plate and extending in a layer adjacent to the electrical ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sagem Defense Securite
    Inventors: Etienne Merlet, Marie-Noëlle Besold-Etchechoury
  • Patent number: 8835762
    Abstract: An apparatus for electrical isolation of metallic hardware is provided and includes an item of hardware and an isolation sheet disposed in contact with the item of hardware. The isolation sheet includes first and second opposing sides at least one of which is anodized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Aerojet Rocketdyne of DE, Inc
    Inventors: Leo Gard, Karl Wefers
  • Patent number: 8837158
    Abstract: A blocking mechanism includes a chassis, a blocking member, and a resilient member. The chassis is configured to secure a circuit board, the chassis comprising a locking structure. The blocking member is configured to abut the circuit board, for preventing the circuit board from sliding towards the blocking member. The blocking member includes a positioning structure slidably engaged with the locking structure. The resilient member is secured to the blocking member and engaged with the locking structure for preventing the blocking member from sliding relative to the locking structure. The resilient member is resiliently deformable. When the resilient member is disengaged from the locking structure, the blocking member is slidable relative to the chassis to disengage the locking structure from the positioning structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hu Lu
  • Patent number: 8824157
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a chassis, an expansion piece attached to a first end of an expansion card, and a securing member. The chassis includes a bottom plate and a front plate substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate. The expansion piece is secured to the front plate. The securing member for securing a second opposite end of the expansion card and includes a first securing portion attached to the bottom plate and a second securing portion. The first securing portion includes a securing panel and a supporting tab extending from the securing panel for supporting the expansion card. The second securing portion includes a positioning post. The second securing portion is deformable in a direction away from the securing panel, and when the second securing portion is released, the positioning post is engaged in a retaining hole of the expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Lu Fan
  • Patent number: 8804356
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for an expansion card includes a bottom plate, a circuit board, and mounting bracket. The bottom plate defines mounting hole. The circuit board is secured to the bottom plate, and a gap is defined between the bottom plate and the circuit board. The mounting bracket includes a base secured to the bottom plate. The base includes two positioning pieces and an elastically deformable mounting portion. The two positioning pieces are received in the gap, to prevent the mounting bracket from moving along a first direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate, and the elastically deformable mounting portion is engaged in the mounting hole, to prevent the mounting bracket from moving along a second direction substantially parallel to the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lung-Sheng Tsai, Yao-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 8797746
    Abstract: An interface card quick plug-and-unplug device for use with a PCIe interface card is disclosed to include a shell covering a part of the PCIe interface card, and a locating member disposed at one side of the shell and/or the PCIe interface card for engagement with the PCIe slot upon insertion of the PCIe interface card into the PCIe slot. Biasing the locating member allows quick removal of the PCIe interface card from the PCIe slot without any tool. The interface card quick plug-and-unplug device enhances the flexibility of the design of computer circuit layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Innodisk Corporation
    Inventors: Shen Jung Hung, Cheng Chun Chang, Ya Wen Cheng
  • Patent number: 8787025
    Abstract: An electronic module for mating with a complementary connector, comprises: a housing, a printed circuit board disposed in the housing, a slider member movably received in the channel, a cover member confining the slider member to the housing, a gasket mounted to the housing and having a pair of engaging portions, and an ejector located above on the slider member. The slider member has a body portion and a pair of arm portions extending forwardly from the body portion. The ejector is located above the pair of arm portions, and has a pair of cantilever portions pivotable outward, in response to a sliding movement of the slider member, against the pair of engaging portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 8779295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a partition post used on a printed circuit board, which comprises an insulation post member and an electric conductive spring. The top and the bottom of the insulation post member are respectively and protrudingly installed with an upper and a lower connection rings, and the bottom surface of the lower connection ring is longitudinally extended with an arrow-shaped elastic buckle claw; the electric conductive spring is sleeved on the insulation post member, the top and the bottom thereof are respectively installed with an upper and a lower guide parts composed of plural spiral rings and at the locations corresponding to the upper and the lower connection rings; so static electricity and/or noise signal generated by each electric component on the printed circuit board can be transmitted through the electric conductive spring to the electric conductive member and thereby providing a grounding effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kang Yang Hardware Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Li Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8757795
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a component supporting device includes a cover having a through-hole, a support covered with the cover, a component arranged between the cover and the support, and a fixing tool which is inserted into the through-hole of the cover from an outside of the cover and sandwiches the component between the support and the fixing tool. The fixing tool includes an elastically deformable main body having an apical surface to butt to the component, a hook provided on the main body to engage with an edge of the through-hole inside the cover, and an operating portion provided on the main body to protrude from the through-hole outside the cover which is configured to release the engagement of the hook with the edge of the through-hole through elastic deformation of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shoichi Kakishima
  • 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