With Housing Or Chassis Patents (Class 361/752)
  • Patent number: 9748671
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure for electrically connecting a conductor and at least one terminal electrode of an electronic component, wherein the terminal electrode includes a plurality of connection terminals, the terminal connection structure includes a male part that includes a hole portion into which a fastening member, which may be threaded, is inserted, and a female part into which the male part is inserted and that includes hole portions equivalent in number to the connection terminals, the conductor is secured by being sandwiched between the female part and the male part and swaging the hole portion of the male part, and the conductor is secured to the electronic component with the fastening member inserted into the hole portion of the male part and fastening mechanisms, which may be threaded, provided to the respective connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirokazu Takabayashi
  • Patent number: 9746882
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic device with a curved display module. A housing has a first surface adjacent to the display module and the first surface is formed to have a curvature corresponding to the curvature of the display module. At least one electronic component is disposed in a second surface of the housing that is opposite to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Keun Song, Jong-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 9743548
    Abstract: Housing for an electronic card includes a chassis that has a base, a cover, and an insertion wall. The base has a female element and a pocket. The electronic card can be introduced/extracted through a window of the insertion wall. The electronic card also includes guide walls, each including: a guide groove to receive the electronic card; a male element to cooperate with the female element; a tongue disposed at an end of the guide wall oriented on a side opposing the insertion wall and forming an arm having a stud to be inserted in the pocket; a clip disposed at the guide wall end and forming an elastic blade with a tooth oriented towards the base, and a face of the blade is oriented towards the cover and is designed to abut the latter; and a backplane electronic card to be inserted between the blade and the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Eric Deniau, Laurent Roul, Jacques Sisomsack
  • Patent number: 9736956
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided comprising a display module comprising a display area and a peripheral area abutting on a side of the display area, wherein the display module comprises a glass layer extending across the display area and the peripheral area, and wherein the glass layer comprises a first recess positioned over the peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Cheul Moon, Sang-Hun Kim, Yong-Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 9710028
    Abstract: The invention in at least one embodiment includes a system that includes a chassis having a frame present within a housing where the frame includes at least two plates having a base and two grills running widthwise along and on opposite ends of the base, a plurality of walls between the at least two plates, and at least one baffle running between the plates at an angle to the plates; at least one power supply; and a plurality of fans electrically connected to the at least one power supply; wherein there are at least two air flow paths through the chassis that pass through at least one fan and pass at least one baffle through a duct defined by the housing and the frame. In at least one embodiment, the chassis receives at least one storage drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GreenTec-USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Petruzzo, David Hatchett
  • Patent number: 9693241
    Abstract: Basestation equipment in a mobile data network is subject to harsh environmental conditions at many remote locations. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has introduced a Mobile Internet Optimization Platform (MIOP) appliance, referred herein as the MIOP@NodeB. This appliance is placed at the edge or basestation of a mobile data network to provide a platform for hosting applications and enhancing mobile network services. The introduction of an edge appliance provides a platform for additional reliability functions. A predictive failure mechanism in the basestation appliance mitigates the effects of predicted failures in a mobile network basestation due to weather conditions. The predictive failure mechanism considers historical data, ambient environmental conditions, weather alerts and weather forecasts to take pre-emptive action to avert partial or total failure of the basestation equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9688228
    Abstract: To prevent a crack from being transferred to the side surface of a housing by concentrating stress in a notch when an impact is applied to a control apparatus so that the crack develops in the coupling position of the first bracket. This protects the housing and protects the circuit board from a fire hazard, thereby ensuring the control of an air bag during a collision and the reading of an air bag operation record after a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoyo Azuma, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Teruo Takenaka, Hitoshi Enomoto
  • Patent number: 9681317
    Abstract: Basestation equipment in a mobile data network is subject to harsh environmental conditions at many remote locations. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has introduced a Mobile Internet Optimization Platform (MIOP) appliance, referred herein as the MIOP@NodeB. This appliance is placed at the edge or basestation of a mobile data network to provide a platform for hosting applications and enhancing mobile network services. The introduction of an edge appliance provides a platform for additional reliability functions. A predictive failure mechanism in the basestation appliance mitigates the effects of predicted failures in a mobile network basestation due to weather conditions. The predictive failure mechanism considers historical data, ambient environmental conditions, weather alerts and weather forecasts to take pre-emptive action to avert partial or total failure of the basestation equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Carlin, Michael T. Kalmbach, Mark D. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9656505
    Abstract: Provided is a card with a built-in electronic component, which has a superior button click sensation. A card of the present invention into which is built-in a module substrate upon which an electronic component has been disposed is provided with: a front cover sheet stacked upon a side above the module substrate; an adhesion layer adhering between the module substrate and the front cover sheet; and a dome switch which is disposed upon the module substrate, and by way of the card upper surface being pressed, the switch's movable portion deforms to the module substrate side so that the electrical contact comes into tactile contact with the module substrate in order to operate the card; wherein the switch's movable portion is such that the upper surface does not adhere to the adhesion layer and the deformation to the module substrate side is unrestrained with respect to the adhesion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jintaro Tatsu
  • Patent number: 9647441
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal box that allows easy insertion of a tab thereto, irrespectively of the position or direction of the tab extended from a solar cell module. A terminal box with a pair of tabs connected thereto for outputting electric power generated by a solar cell module, includes a case having an accommodating space therein and a pair of electrode plates disposed in the accommodating space. Each one of the pair of electrode plates has a terminal connecting portion to be connected with the tab and a cable connecting portion to which an output cable transmitting the electric power to an external device is connected. The case has tab inserting holes allowing insertion of the tabs into the accommodating space, the tab inserting holes being formed in an opposing face of the case opposing the electrode plates and at positions across the terminal connecting portion of at least one of the pair of electrode plates as the case is viewed perpendicularly above the opposing face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9648765
    Abstract: An anti-disassembly protection structure includes a cover, a base, and a moving member. The cover includes a circuit board. The moving member includes a connecting part and at least one conducting part. The connecting part defines a plurality of receiving holes to receive the at least one conducting part. When the cover is fixed to the base, the moving member moves towards a first direction substantially perpendicular to the base to connect the at least one conducting part and the circuit board. A signal is produced by the at least one conducting part and the circuit board. When the cover is moved out of the base, the moving member moves towards a second direction opposite to the first direction. The at least one conducting part is moved away from the circuit board and is out of the plurality of receiving holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying-Jui Huang, Sheng-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 9627333
    Abstract: An integrated circuit has a set of circuit components. The set of circuit components enables the circuit to execute an action. The integrated circuit has a structural weakness. In response to undergoing a mechanical force, the structural weakness will cause the integrated circuit to undergo a structural failure. A human is able to provide the mechanical force without the use of tools. The structural failure will alter one or more circuit components of the set of circuit components. The alteration will result in the set of circuit components no longer enabling the integrated circuit to execute the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian M. Chodakowski, David A. Chynoweth, Joshua E. Vines
  • Patent number: 9598061
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrohydraulic and/or electromechanical motor vehicle control device (I), in particular for a motor vehicle brake system, including an electronic control unit (4), which is connected to a hydraulic unit (3) or at least to one electrically conductive housing part. The electronic control unit includes at least one first circuit board (5) for accommodating electrical or electronic components and includes at least one connecting plug (8), which electronic control unit is further characterized in that at least one electrically conductive connecting contact (6) is provided, which is connected to at least one electrically conductive fastening means (8) in such a way that there is an electrically conductive connection between the electrically conductive main body of the hydraulic unit (3) and/or the housing part and the reference potential of the circuit board (5) of the electronic control unit (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventor: Andreas Heise
  • Patent number: 9601282
    Abstract: The power shut-off unit is equipped with two relays (2) connected to an external circuit, and a tabular baseplate (6). Multiple auxiliary electronic components (7) are mounted on the baseplate (6). The relays (2) are held so as to float over a mounting surface (13) via a pair of retaining members (8). A distance (d) equal to or greater than the thickness of the baseplate (6) is maintained between the relays (2) and the mounting surface (13). The baseplate (6) is not directly fixed to the mounting surface (13) and is connected to the relays (2) via multiple latching members (9). Because no load is acted upon the baseplate (6) by the relays (2), the baseplate (6) can be made thin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taisuke Isonaga
  • Patent number: 9595778
    Abstract: An electrical junction box includes a rescue terminal, protruding from a top surface of a box body, and a terminal supporting plate, attached to the rescue terminal. The rescue terminal has a space in its proximity to allow a clip of a booster cable to be connected to the rescue terminal with the clip in a horizontal lying posture. The rescue terminal is also provided with a supporting portion that is to be located under the clip to support the clip. A plurality of relays attached to the box body have top surfaces that constitute the supporting portion. To connect the clip to the rescue terminal, the clip in a horizontal lying posture is brought close to the rescue terminal so as to clamp the rescue terminal and the terminal supporting plate on their sides, with the clip placed on the top surfaces of the relays constituting the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Kawamura, Hiroki Tashiro, Takashi Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 9595798
    Abstract: A Versa Module Europa (VME) adapter assembly is configured to operatively couple a subsystem to a five row VME64x chassis. The VME adapter assembly includes an adapter circuit board having a mating contact area proximate to a chassis-mating edge, and at least one area proximate to a system-connecting edge that is configured to couple to the subsystem. A mating plug housing is coupled to the mating contact area and may include a chassis interface insert defining a mating interface area having five aligned rows of contact apertures. The five aligned rows of contact apertures are configured to mate with a same number of aligned rows of contact pins within a backplane connector of the five row VME64x chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Artoush Safarli, Patrick Jay McCuen
  • Patent number: 9564275
    Abstract: Supercapacitor structures are provided which include, for example: one or more layers of supercapacitors; and one or more contact tabs. The one or more contact tabs electrically contact and extend outward from the supercapacitor structure to facilitate electrical connection to the supercapacitor structure, and the one or more contact tabs include a multi-contact tab. The multi-contact tab is configured and sized with multiple contact locations which are disposed external to the supercapacitor structure. Various supercapacitor structures are provided, including one supercapacitor structure with a shared C-shaped current collector, and another supercapacitor structure with stacked supercapacitors. One or more additional multi-contact tabs may also extend from the supercapacitor structure(s) and distribute the same or a different capacitor voltage than the multi-contact tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: THE PAPER BATTERY CO.
    Inventors: Shreefal Mehta, Anthony Sudano, Dave Rich, Renato Friello
  • Patent number: 9559454
    Abstract: The present invention is a USB memory device comprising a chip-on-board (COB) package having a flash memory and a flash memory controller embedded within, a COB carrier for storing the COB package comprising a tray having a G-shaped block with a pair of side lock bumps, and a metal housing for inserting the COB carrier having a top surface, a bottom surface, a top rectangular cut out, a bottom rectangular cut out, a pair of ends, a pair of side cut outs, a pair of top rectangular openings and a pair of bottom rectangular openings. The COB package, the COB carrier and the metal housing are used to assemble the device by inserting the COB carrier from either of the pair of ends and sliding the COB carrier within the metal housing until the pair of side lock bumps interlocks with the pair of side cut outs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: IDEM INC.
    Inventor: Yu-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 9549475
    Abstract: A housing for a module in which a printed circuit board is housed and a housing for a base unit in which a printed circuit board is housed are each provided with an opening for a connector, and a convex portion and/or a concave portion is provided around the connector opening so that a cutting fluid is prevented from dripping and spreading on the connector that electrically connects units such as the module and the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuichi Honda, Kazuyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9549483
    Abstract: An engine control unit including a substantially rectangular printed circuit board in which a microcontroller is mounted. The printed circuit board includes a connector portion in which connection terminals are provided to be arranged in one side edge portion along the longitudinal direction thereof. The connection terminals of the connector portion include connection terminals for input on one side in the longitudinal direction and connection terminals for output on the other side with respect to a setting position. A microcontroller is disposed at substantially the center portion of the printed circuit board in the longitudinal direction thereof. An electronic component as an input interface circuit is disposed on the one side in the longitudinal direction, and an electronic component as an output interface circuit is disposed on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MIKUNI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Tsuji, Ryuichi Yamazaki, Yoshitaka Koga
  • Patent number: 9496652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector with a plug connector housing having housing walls and an earth terminal for connecting at least one lead to the earth terminal in a clamping manner, wherein the earth terminal has a first connecting region for connecting a first lead in a clamping manner using an actuatable clamping means, and wherein the earth terminal additionally has a second connecting region for connecting a second lead in a clamping manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: AMPHENOL TUCHEL ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventor: Michael S. Bertsch
  • Patent number: 9479115
    Abstract: A duplexer, applying in a cable modem, comprises a first mixer, a band-pass filter and a second mixer, in order to filter MoCA interference signal of downstream signals, a series of steps are carried out, which comprising up-conversion, filtering lower and lower frequency. The duplexer use a synthesizer to provide the local oscillator source to the first mixer and the second mixer according to the channel scan signals and use a channel scan controller to provide the channel scan signal of the local oscillator source to the synthesizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Fa Liao, Kuang-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 9471825
    Abstract: The present application relates to overcoming some of the physical problems associated with putting a biometric sensor into the body of an electronic card, such as a smart card. A disclosed method of manufacturing an electronic card including a biometric sensor may include providing a preformed card body including a circuit having contacts for connection to a biometric sensor, the contacts being embedded within the preformed card body, removing material from the preformed card body to form a cavity in the preformed card body to expose the contacts, coating walls of the cavity with an adhesive epoxy, and connecting a biometric sensor to the contacts using an conductive epoxy. Also disclosed is an electronic card including a biometric sensor manufactured by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Zwipe AS
    Inventor: Peter Robert Lowe
  • Patent number: 9472886
    Abstract: There is provided a storage apparatus including an apparatus body including at least one connector connected by being inserted into a connection terminal provided in an electronic device and disconnected by being pulled out from the connection terminal and a connector holding portion holding the connector, and a cap attached/detached to/from the connector holding portion. A direction in which the connector is inserted into the connection terminal is set as an insertion direction, a direction in which the connector is pulled out from the connection terminal is set as a pulling direction, the cap is provided with a locked portion locked with respect to the connector holding portion, and the connector holding portion is provided with a locking portion engaged with the locked portion to regulate detachment of the cap from the connector holding portion in the pulling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Taiwan Limited
    Inventor: Eugene Kang
  • Patent number: 9468111
    Abstract: A housing assembly, including a top housing, a bottom housing and an accommodation, is provided. The top housing has a top plate, and a first sidewall extending therefrom. The bottom housing has a bottom plate, and a second sidewall extending therefrom. The engagement slit is defined by an upper edge and a lower edge in order to mate with a printed circuit board. The second sidewall includes an inclination wall extending from the lower edge of the engagement slit and distancing from the accommodation outwardly and downwardly, and an slot being adjacent to the inclination wall. The first sidewall includes a fringe protrusion, which slides along the inclination wall of the second sidewall to engage with a distal end of the inclination wall, and the top housing connects to the bottom housing thereby. The housing assembly is advantageous of easy and convenient assembly and disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Yin, Dao-Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 9468120
    Abstract: A housing covering an electronic component is provided. The housing includes a body, a first coupling portion, and a third coupling portion. The body has a first surface and a second surface connected to the first surface, and a normal direction of the first surface and a normal direction of the second surface are interlaced with each other. The first coupling portion is disposed on the first surface and detachably coupled with a second coupling portion of a terminal of the electronic component, such that degrees of freedom in a first direction and a second direction of the terminal are restricted. The third coupling portion is disposed on the second surface and detachably coupled with a fourth coupling portion of the terminal, such that a degree of freedom in a third direction of the terminal is restricted. The first direction, the second direction, and the third direction are linearly independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xing-Xian Lu, Pei-Ai You, Gang Liu, Jin-Fa Zhang
  • Patent number: 9462705
    Abstract: A USB memory assembly, and methods of forming same, are disclosed. The USB memory assembly includes a USB memory device within a carrier. The carrier may in turn be received within a connector shell and lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Robert C. Miller
  • Patent number: 9456515
    Abstract: A rackmountable storage enclosure includes a chassis. The chassis includes one or more power supplies and a plurality of drawers, each extendable through a front surface of the chassis. Each drawer of the plurality of drawers provides mounting for one or more storage devices. All storage devices in any drawer of the plurality of drawers are inserted or removed through a common side of the drawer. Any storage device may be inserted or removed from any drawer of the plurality of drawers even if the side surfaces of the chassis are each parallel to and in contact with a wall, each of the walls extending forward at least to a fully extended length of any drawer. Electrical failures in any one drawer are prevented from affecting any other drawer of the plurality of drawers. The one or more power supplies provides DC power to the plurality of drawers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Victor Key Pecone, Kevin James Lonergan, Brenden Michael Rust, George Alexander Kalwitz
  • Patent number: 9445509
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a three-dimensional backplane to solve the problem that the number of layers of a printed circuit board for producing a backplane increases linearly along with the number of connectors. The three-dimensional backplane includes: a first group of connectors, a second group of connectors, a first group of printed circuit boards, and a second group of printed circuit boards. Any printed circuit board in the first group of printed circuit boards is connected to any printed circuit board in the second group of printed circuit boards. Any connector in the second group of connectors is connected to any connector in the first group of connectors. With the foregoing solution, the number of wires on each printed circuit board is reduced, so that the number of layers of a printed circuit board for producing a backplane is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Songhai Chen, Shiping Tang
  • Patent number: 9431807
    Abstract: In a booster cable holding structure, a resin terminal supporting portion includes a tooth-edge surrounding wall on a pressed surface thereof to be pressed by a plurality of teeth arranged in a width direction of a pressing surface of a clip in a state the clip clamps a clamping connection portion, a wall inner surface of the tooth-edge surrounding wall closely surrounds each edge of at least two of the teeth of the clip or closely surrounds the edges of the at least two teeth together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Akahori, Kimiaki Nakajima, Shinya Kai, Akihito Tsukamoto, Yuuji Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 9407036
    Abstract: A device for closing a plug connector housing which comprises a first housing part and a second housing part includes a locking element which comprises an elongate handle and two fastening portions which are each connected to the handle. The fastening portions each comprise a first web element and a second web element which are arranged with respect to one another in a V-shape. The web elements each comprise a free end portion for fastening to a bearing journal which is formed on the first housing part and the second housing part. A third web element having a curvature arranged between the first web element and the second web element such that the fastening portions each comprise a through-opening. The through-opening is delimited by the first web element, the second web element and the third web element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jens Andresen, Jens Gerullis, Thorsten Diessel
  • Patent number: 9392734
    Abstract: A security wrapper for an electronic assembly and methods for forming such a wrapper are provided. A first wrap layer and/or a second wrap layer may be made from a curable adhesive material. A flexible layer is interposed between the first and second wrap layers, which in combination constitute a pre-formed wrapper in an uncured condition. The pre-formed wrapper may be mounted onto an electronic assembly including circuit components having respective three-dimensional profiles which can vary over a surface of the electronic assembly. The pre-formed wrapper may be subjected to a curing process so that in a cured condition conformable adherence is provided with respect to the circuit components. This arrangement provides a thermal coupling effective to dissipate heat produced by such circuit components and further results in a low-profile for the assembly of the wrapper and electronic assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew William Kelley, David Patrick Summerlot, Joseph Michael Turchiano
  • Patent number: 9379831
    Abstract: An acoustic controller includes a housing including: an upper cover; a lower casing constituted by a shielding member; and a lower cover mounted on an opposite side of the lower casing from the upper cover. The lower casing partitions an interior of the housing into (i) an upper space formed by the upper cover and the lower casing and (ii) a lower space formed by the lower casing and the lower cover. A first circuit board is disposed in the upper space, and a second circuit board is disposed in the lower space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Nagai, Mizuyuki Shirai, Akio Yatsui
  • Patent number: 9374118
    Abstract: A drawer-type SIM card structure and an electronic product is provided, and the drawer-type SIM card structure is mounted in the interior of a containing cavity of a housing of an electronic product, including: a containing means for carrying a subscriber identification module (SIM) card, which can be relatively slidably mounted in the interior of the containing cavity; a connector which is fixedly mounted in the interior of the containing cavity and configured to be in a fit connection with the SIM card within the containing means; and a sensor which is fixedly mounted in the interior of the containing cavity, electrically connected with the connector, and configured to control the connection and disconnection of the connector and SIM card according to the position of the containing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Shize Zheng, Yong Sun
  • Patent number: 9372514
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an apparatus for fastening an expansion card, which includes: a “[” shaped bracket, where a pair of guide rails is symmetrically disposed on two arts of the “[” shaped bracket and a pair of first connection parts is symmetrically formed, and a backplane is permanently connected to the bottom of the “[” shaped bracket, where at least one expansion card slot is disposed on the backplane; and a “]” shaped compression element for the expansion card, where a pair of sliding blocks is symmetrically formed on two arms of the “]” shaped compression element for the expansion card and a pair of second connection parts is symmetrically formed, where each sliding block is embedded in a guide rail and can be slid along the guide rail; The present invention improves convenience of assembly and maintenance of an expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xufei Liang, Yinzhong Tang, Bo Wang
  • Patent number: 9372506
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a battery; a fixing member coupled to the battery; a printed board partially fixed to the fixing member; and a housing that houses the battery, the fixing member, and the printed board, the battery being fixed to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Sando
  • Patent number: 9360532
    Abstract: A current detection apparatus for detecting a current from a battery flowing through a harness. The apparatus includes a resistor having a current carrying member disposed between a terminal of the battery and the harness, a circuit board provided thereon with a current detection circuit for detecting a current flowing through the resistor, and a casing having a recessed portion for accommodating the circuit board, a cover for closing an opening of the recessed portion. The circuit board includes a solder junction between the circuit board and a terminal protruding from an inside bottom of the recessed portion and passing through a through hole arranged on the circuit board, and an open end of the recessed portion that can be engaged with the cover is non-parallel to the circuit board so that at least a portion of the circuit board including the solder junction lies outside of the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsukasa Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9363910
    Abstract: A memory stick includes a casing having a connection member at a top end thereof for connection to a personal item and an opening at a bottom end thereof, a positioning tray insertable through the opening of the casing for positioning in the casing and having an angled upper bending plate extended from a top end thereof and defining with a bottom wall thereof a clamping space and an elastically deformable recessed portion defined in the angled upper bending plate, and a flash memory detachably inserted into the clamping space of the positioning tray and held down in place by the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HO E SCREW & HARDWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joseph Huang
  • Patent number: 9347822
    Abstract: A photocell receptacle includes a base configured to be fixedly mounted to a housing of a light fixture. The base has an opening providing access to the interior of the housing of the light fixture. The base has a base locking feature. The photocell receptacle includes a cap having a cap locking feature. The cap locking feature operably engaging the base locking feature to secure the cap to the base. The cap is variably positionable at different angular positions relative to the base. The cap has contact channels holding electrical contacts configured to be electrically connected to corresponding contacts of a photocell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily, Edward John Howard
  • Patent number: 9350840
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device 10 with an enhanced tolerance accumulator 106 is disclosed. The device 10 can include: a housing 150 including a front housing 34 and a rear housing 86; and a user interface 62, the rear housing 86 including a tolerance accumulator 106. Advantageously, this construction provides a robust and durable low profile mobile electronic device, desired by users and the tolerance accumulator 106 provides a durable structure capable of expanding or contracting, as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Allore, Gary R. Weiss, Jason P. Wojack
  • Patent number: 9351422
    Abstract: A package 10 includes a housing 1 in which an electronic component 5 is mounted in a recess 1a having an opening on an upper surface and a screwing section 31 that is fixed on a side face of the housing 1 and extends in a lateral direction. The screwing section 31 includes a thin section 34 which is located on a distal end and is provided with a through hole 36 through which a screw is inserted, a thick section 35 which is located between the thin section 34 and the side face of the housing 1 and has a thickness less than that of the side face of the housing 1 and thicker than that of the thin section 34, and a screw fastening hole 37 which extends in the vertical direction in the thick section 35. Even if the housing 1 has warpage when the package 10 is fixed on the external substrate, heat dissipation from the package to the external substrate can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tanaka, Shigenori Takaya
  • Patent number: 9338925
    Abstract: A device designed to reduce temperature rise in its control board. The device includes a switching element; a coil; a smoothing capacitor; an electrical connection member for electrically connecting the switching element with the smoothing capacitor and the coil; a control board that mounts a control element; a control signal line for electrically connecting the switching element with the control board; and a switching element placing portion for placing the switching element thereon. The electrical connection member is arranged between the switching element and the control board; the smoothing capacitor and the coil are arranged, with respect to the electrical connection member, on a side of the switching element; and end surfaces of the smoothing capacitor and the coil are positioned, with respect to the electrical connection member, apart from a plane where the switching element and the switching element placing portion are adjoined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masatsugu Nakano, Yoshihito Asao
  • Patent number: 9337882
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a case defining an appearance of a terminal body of the mobile terminal, the case including a mounting groove recessed from one surface of the case, a frame coupled to the case at the mounting groove, the frame being arranged to cover at least one side surface of the terminal body and at least one signal input module coupled to the frame, the signal input module being configured to generate a signal in response to a user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Yunsung Lee, Hyoungwook Lim, Youngmin Lee
  • Patent number: 9338910
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing member having an opening that houses a housed object; a second housing member that is mated with the first housing member; a cover member that covers the opening; and a sealing member that is integrated with the first housing member by two-color molding, seals a seam between a perimeter of the opening of the first housing member and the cover member as well as a seam between the first housing member and the second housing member, and contacts side surfaces of the housed object when the housed object is housed in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Ryo Hattori
  • Patent number: 9296350
    Abstract: An ultrasonic wave device includes a holding member designed to be fixed to an inner surface of a bumper as a vehicle outer panel, and a body block designed to be connected with the holding member. The body block includes a head designed to be inserted in an exposing hole provided at the bumper, and at least one abutting part designed to abut on the inner surface of the bumper at a position closer to the exposing hole than a position where the holding member is fixed. The body block is biased to an outer side of the bumper by a spring force of the clamping part, which is a biasing part provided with the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Hirakawa, Yasushi Nagano, Takashi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 9295171
    Abstract: An electronic assembly comprises a housing, a cover for the housing, a printed circuit board receivable in the housing, and a compliant pin header assembly. The compliant pin header assembly is mountable in the housing by inter-engaging features on the header assembly and the housing. The compliant pin header assembly has compliant pins for engaging corresponding features on the printed circuit board to connect the compliant pin header assembly electrically to the printed circuit board. The cover, when the electronic assembly is assembled, engages the housing and also engages the printed circuit board at a location spaced from an outer periphery of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Mike Blossfeld, Luis Fernando Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9288925
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulation body that includes a base and a waterproof unit, and a plurality of conductive terminals. The base includes a terminal-holding portion and a board portion that has front and rear faces. The terminal-holding portion has first and second contact faces disposed outward of the front and rear faces, respectively. The waterproof unit includes a first sealing portion that protrudes from the front face and that surrounds the terminal-holding portion, and a second sealing portion that protrudes from the rear face and that is disposed along a periphery of the rear face. Each of the conductive terminals has first and second conducting portions respectively disposed on the first and second contact faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Hong-Yun Fu
  • Patent number: 9276350
    Abstract: A waterproof electric plug is provided with a housing including two forward prongs, an open rear end, a closed groove on the rear end, and a closed trough on the rear end wherein length of the trough is greater than that of the groove; a transformer in the housing and electrically connected to the prongs; a cap including a closed projection on a forward end, and a closed protrusion on the forward end wherein length of the protrusion is greater than that of the projection; an electrical socket disposed through the cap and electrically connected to the transformer; and adhesive disposed in the groove. The projection is complimentarily disposed in the groove to press the adhesive for forming a first waterproof structure. The protrusion is complimentarily disposed in the trough to form a second waterproof structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: TING SHEN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lien-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9239481
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display module includes a bottom chassis comprising a lower surface including at least one fastening hole disposed along a first direction; a printed circuit board comprising a first surface supported by the lower surface of the bottom chassis, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and at least one opening hole corresponding to the at least one fastening hole of the bottom chassis; a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted on the second surface of the printed circuit board; and at least one fastening member comprising a head part inserted into the at least one opening hole of the printed circuit board so as not to be protruded outwardly from the second surface of the printed circuit board, and a fastening part disposed in and affixed to the at least one fastening hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Mi Jung, Jeong Il Kang, Kun Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 9231331
    Abstract: A computing device is disclosed herein. The computing device includes a connector port and a near field communication (NFC) transceiver/receiver to identify a connector approaching the connector port. The computing device also includes an indicator to indicate compatibility of the connector with the connector port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Bell