With Housing Or Chassis Patents (Class 361/752)
  • Patent number: 9215823
    Abstract: A busbar member is a unit to be connect with a hydraulic unit. The busbar member includes a base portion, and a surrounding wall which defines a receiving portion formed between the hydraulic unit and the base portion and which is arranged to receive a control section to control the hydraulic unit. The busbar member further includes a connector supporting portion which is formed integrally with the base portion, which projects from the base portion in a form of a cantilever and which is arranged to support a connector, and a bulging portion which is arranged to receive a component of the control section, which projects from the connector supporting portion and which is connected with the surrounding wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Kaneko, Kazuaki Nagashima
  • Patent number: 9213157
    Abstract: A modular connector infrastructure includes device connector modules having optical connectors to optically connect to respective subsets of electronic devices in a system. The device connector modules are removably connected to the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, George D. Megason, David W. Sherrod, Christopher C. Wanner
  • Patent number: 9210827
    Abstract: An automation device configured for an automation environment and for automating an industrial process includes a basic housing, a front hood, a primary heatsink for dissipating heat from a microprocessor, wherein the front hood is slottable onto the basic housing and assembles to form a closed housing which encloses the primary heatsink, the primary heatsink is rigidly connected to the basic housing on a bottom side of the basic housing via a locating bearing, the front hood includes a projecting retaining element on an inner side, a recess is arranged on a top side of the primary heatsink and into which the retaining element engages when the housing is closed, an elastic shaped element is arranged between the projecting retaining element and the recess, and the elastic shaped element absorbs oscillating forces of the primary heatsink in three spatial axes (x,y,z).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mathias Bäuml, Julia Michl, Jürgen Schmelz
  • Patent number: 9203192
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a front wire terminal and a rear wire terminal. The front wire terminal and the rear wire terminal are configured to couple to a conductor of a cable. A front signal trace is coupled to the front wire terminal. A rear signal trace is coupled to the rear wire terminal. The front signal trace is positioned adjacent to the rear signal trace. A front mating contact is coupled to the front signal trace. A rear mating contact is coupled to the rear signal trace. The front signal trace conveys an electrical signal between the front wire terminal and the front mating contact. The rear signal trace conveys an electrical signal between the rear wire terminal and the rear mating contact. An electro-mechanical compensation is positioned between the front signal trace and the rear signal trace to control crosstalk between the front signal trace and the rear signal trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Steven Richard Bopp, Ralph Sykes Martin, Paul John Pepe
  • Patent number: 9203188
    Abstract: A single-motion trigger line card insertion/removal tool uses a handle and a spring-loaded sliding trigger to allow a technician to grab the line card insertion/removal tool with their thumb and pointer fingers, and pull the trigger while rotating the handle to eject the line card from a network device. The motion of pulling the trigger simultaneously unlocks the line card insertion/removal tool, starts the rotation of the handle with the spring load, and closes a “window” on an optical switch breaking a continuous beam of light that software interprets as a warning that the line card will be removed momentarily. When the line card insertion/removal tool handle is rotated back to a closed position (i.e. while inserting the card), the spring tension pulls the trigger back to its original position, locking the line card insertion/removal tool handle, and opening the window for to the beam of light in the optical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Siechen, Lin Shen, Randy Bleske, Stephen Ong
  • Patent number: 9204477
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory device includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory, a control unit and a wireless communication unit. The control unit controls the nonvolatile semiconductor memory. The wireless communication unit includes a wireless communication function and is controlled by the control unit. The control unit includes a first control mode to control the wireless communication unit in accordance with set information when a control command to control the wireless communication unit is not received within a predetermined time. The control unit includes a second control mode to control the wireless communication unit in accordance with the control command when the control command is received within the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasufumi Tsumagari, Kuniaki Ito, Takashi Wakutsu, Shuichi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9191471
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a housing, a circuit board, a first feed portion, a second feed portion, a third feed portion, and a ground portion. The housing includes a first conducting section, a separator section, and a second conducting section. The separator section insulates the first conducting section from the second conducting section. The first feed portion and the second feed portion are electronically connected between the circuit board and the first section. The third feed portion is spaced from the first section. The ground portion is electronically connected to the circuit board, the first section, and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Cho-Kang Hsu
  • Patent number: 9186040
    Abstract: A sealing structure has: a plate portion that is formed with a harder material than a bendable substrate and interposes an electronic device via the substrate from a top surface and a back surface of the substrate on which the electronic device is mounted; and an elastic body that is provided on an outer periphery of the plate portion to cover a part of the plate portion and integrally molded so as to press the plate portion against the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinsuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9189928
    Abstract: A tablet based kiosk to securely support a tablet such as a personal computer to receive, transmit and display information or data comprising a tablet mount including a frame having a back frame member and a front frame member coupled together to retain or house the tablet therein and a card swipe scanner housing to operatively retain a card scanner or swipe to scan information from a card to transmit information from the tablet and card scanner such as payments to a remote site, and supported above the floor or other surface by a stand including a substantially vertical column coupled to the frame by an upper coupling assembly including a power supply housing and coupled to a base by a lower coupling assembly, and a lock mechanism to selectively lock the tablet and tablet mount to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Todd Baylis, Peter Rudden, Brian Herrera, Tyler Stagner
  • Patent number: 9159374
    Abstract: A mass storage memory module system including a memory module having memory holding members which can be connected to each other, and removably connected to a memory controller. One or more modular memory holding members can be connected to each other to expand the overall storage capacity of the memory module. The presently described expandable memory module does not have a storage capacity limit. A memory holding member includes a plate, a plane, a board and another material having at least one memory device, or, on which at least one memory device is held or to which at least one memory device is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: NovaChips Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Jin-Ki Kim, DaeHee Yi, HyoShin Kim
  • Patent number: 9150115
    Abstract: A wire routing device includes a wire housing part, a terminal housing chamber part, and a plurality of wire lead-out parts. The terminal housing chamber part includes a plurality of terminal housing chambers. Each of the wire lead-out parts couples one of the housing grooves with one of the terminal housing chambers. Each of wire surplus length absorption spaces is formed inside of a substantially rectangle abcd defined by a section bc of an outer wall of the voltage detection wire housing part located at a side of the terminal housing chamber and a section ad of a wall of the housing groove which faces the section bc, which are cut by a line ab and a line cd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Ryuta Takishita, Yukihisa Kikuchi, Masaru Imai, Keizo Aoki
  • Patent number: 9155234
    Abstract: An electrical device, includes electrical pins that protrude from an enclosing metal housing. A compressible protrusion around the pins is formed out of the material of the metal housing. The protrusion is formed such that (1) an EMI shield does not exist around the pins when the pins are not engaged to an electrical coupler, and (2) the EMI shield is formed around the electrical pins when the protrusion is compressed by an electrical coupler engaging the electrical pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Mills
  • Patent number: 9137916
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for potting an electronic device. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing an enclosure having a first inner volume with the electronic device disposed therein; placing a fill control element within the enclosure such that a second inner volume of the fill control element is fluidly coupled to the first inner volume; and filling a remaining portion of the first inner volume, the remaining portion not occupied by the electronic device or the fill control element, with a sealant such that air is trapped within at least a first portion of the second inner volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Enphase Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Fornage
  • Patent number: 9128662
    Abstract: A solid-state drive architecture and arrangement for standardized disk drive form factors, PCI type memory cards and general motherboard memory. The solid-state drive architecture is modular in that a main printed circuit board (PCB) of the memory system includes a host interface connector, a memory controller, and connectors. Each connector can removably receive a memory blade, where each memory blade includes a plurality of memory devices serially connected to each other via a serial interface. Each memory blade includes a physical serial interface for providing data and control signals to a first memory device in the serial chain and for receiving data and control signals from a last memory device in the serial chain. Each memory blade can be sized in length and width to accommodate any number of memory devices on either side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NovaChips Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Jin-Ki Kim, Dae-Hee Yi
  • Patent number: 9104385
    Abstract: The invention provides an expansion card adapted for a motherboard, in which the motherboard includes a first slot, and the first slot is located at a surface of the motherboard. The expansion card includes a circuit board, a heat-dissipating module and a supporter. The circuit board includes a connecting interface configured for being inserted into the first slot of the motherboard. The heat-dissipating module is disposed at a side of the circuit board and has a bottom surface. When the expansion card is inserted into the first slot, the supporter is disposed at the bottom surface of the heat-dissipating module so that the bottom surface of the heat-dissipating module is substantially parallel to the surface of the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Han Yang, Chih-Kuan Liu
  • Patent number: 9100098
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal of the present invention comprises: a front case having a keypad-accommodating portion; a rear case attachably/detachably coupled to a rear surface of the front case; an intermediate case which is interposed between the front case and the rear case and assembled to the front case and the rear case, and at one side of which a main PCB is assembled; a keypad having a plurality of key buttons and made of a flexible material, accommodated in the keypad-accommodating portion of the front case; and a touch screen arranged on the front case in the vicinity of the keypad. As the mobile terminal of the present invention has both the keypad and the touch screen, operating convenience is improved in terms of storage, maintenance and information management as compared to conventional mobile terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BLUEBIRD SOFT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Chul Cho, Jang Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9089069
    Abstract: The frame 6 includes a top frame 6a, a reverse frame 6b, a right frame 6c, a left frame 6d, a front frame 6e, and a rear frame 6f which are separate components. The left frame 6d is moved in the direction of an arrow C to the front frame 6e and the rear frame 6f. Ribs provided at both end portions of the left frame 6d are inserted into ribs provided at end portions of the front frame 6e and the rear frame 6f. Similarly, the right frame 6c is also moved, and ribs are inserted into each other. In this manner, the four side frames are assembled. Then, the top frame 6a and the reverse frame 6b are assembled thereto. Since the ribs are inserted into each other as described above, the frame 6 is easily assembled and has excellent robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Mori
  • Patent number: 9079546
    Abstract: A main body chassis 101 in which a navigation side connector 109 is positioned and fixed, and a display part chassis 203 in which an LCD side connector 205 is positioned and fixed are positioned by abutting a pair of positioning bosses 116 of each of positioning parts 115a and 115b against both-shoulder portions 214 of each of positioning protruding pieces 211a and 211b, and are secured with screws; whether the navigation side connector 109 and the LCD side connector 205 are connected or not can be confirmed by presence or absence of a fitting between a fitting pawl 118 of the outer wall surface and a fitting hole 213.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Shoji
  • Patent number: 9081551
    Abstract: A casing structure has an outer casing, a base plate, and a supporting unit. The base plate disposed inside the outer casing has an inner plate, an elastic arm, and a fixing body connected to the inner plate. The inner plate has a first plane and a second plane. The first plane is seamlessly abutted on the outer casing. One end of the elastic arm is angularly connected to the inner plate, and the other end of the elastic arm is defined as a free, and resiliently movable end. The fixing body is arranged correspondingly to the elastic arm. The supporting unit has a positioning body and a contacting body extended from the positioning body. The positioning body has a substantially frame shape, and the shape of the positioning body is matching to a space, which is surroundingly defined by the fixing body and the free end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsu-Chih Hsiao, Yue-Wen Jiang
  • Patent number: 9071000
    Abstract: An input/output module comprises a module body, a circuit board, and an input/output port. The circuit board is coupled to the module body and has a first surface and a second surface. A second connection portion is disposed on the second surface and electrically connected to a mobile electronic device body. The input/output port is disposed on the first surface and electrically connected to the second connection portion. The input/output port has an insertion end corresponding in position to an opening of the module body and connected to an external transmission connector. Further provided is a mobile electronic device having an input/output module, wherein the input/output module is replaceable such that the mobile electronic device has a transmission interface function and is expandable in applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: ASKEY TECHNOLOGY (JIANGSU) LTD., ASKEY COMPUTER CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiang Hsu, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9055683
    Abstract: Embodiments provide apparatuses and systems associated with a hermetic seal. The hermetic seal may include a bumper that protrudes past a top surface of the bezel to protect a display and a damper that couples to a cover to support the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Mark David Senatori
  • Patent number: 9055692
    Abstract: A server includes a chassis, at least a partition and at least a server unit. The chassis has an accommodating cavity and a first fixing structure. The partition has a second fixing structure and includes a plate, a pivot component and a locking component. A first space and a second space are defined in the accommodating cavity by the plate. The locking component has at least a first locking portion and a stopping portion. The pivot component is pivoted between the plate and the locking component. When the locking component moves from a first position to a second position, the first locking portion is locked to the chassis and the locking component is positioned by a structural interference between the stopping portion and the chassis. The server unit is fixed in the first space by the first fixing structure or fixed in the second space by the second fixing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9052870
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a system and a frame for mounting a display device above a printed circuit board (PCB) in within a housing of an electronic device. The system comprises: a frame section formed to be located on the PCB about a surface device on a surface of the PCB, the frame section comprises a plurality of connected bars, one of the plurality of bars having a depression in its top surface to allow a connector of the display device to fit against the frame section, the frame section being securable to the PCB such that at least a part of the surface device is surrounded by the frame section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Tim Kyowski, Jason Griffin
  • Patent number: 9046392
    Abstract: A displacement measuring apparatus is provided, which comprises a measuring sensor, a housing, a first board, a second board and a third board, which boards are arranged in the housing and are circuit carriers, wherein the second board and the third board are in each case oriented transversely to the first board, the second board and the third board are connected by means of a first plug-in connection device and the combination of the second board and third board is connected to the first board by means of a second plug-in connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: BALLUFF GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Wangler, Gerd Eckel
  • Publication number: 20150146390
    Abstract: A display device may include a display module and a back cover positioned in a rear of the display module. The display module may include a display panel that includes a front substrate and a back substrate positioned opposite the front substrate, a film attached to a front surface of the front substrate, and a frame positioned in the rear of the back substrate. The film may include a first part that covers the front surface of the front substrate and a second part that extends from the first part and covers the side of the display module. At least a portion of each of the first part and the second part of the film is exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jungmin PARK, Wanjune KANG, Namhun KIM, Dongho HAM
  • Publication number: 20150146389
    Abstract: An attachment member of the stand support part is attached to a main unit of the television receiver. A connecting member is attached to the stand base part. The connecting member attached to the stand base part is inserted into a pole member of the stand support part attached to the main unit, and the connection between the pole member and the stand base part is fixed by setscrews.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomohiro Okata, Junichi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20150146391
    Abstract: A support block for securing a notched printed circuit board includes a first rib, a second rib, and a connector element. The second rib is opposite to and substantially parallel to the first rib. The connector element is positioned between, and substantially perpendicular to, the first rib and the second rib. When the connector element is insertable into a notch of a notched printed circuit board, the first rib and the second rib secures the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: KUAN-CHIH TSENG
  • Patent number: 9042119
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides EMC, RFI, BCI and ESD shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. The major components and subassemblies self-interconnect by integral guide and connection features effecting “slide lock” and “snap lock” self-interconnection. The major components and subassemblies self-ground by establishing an interference fit with exposed, resilient, embossed portions of wire mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Edgar Glenn Hassler
  • Patent number: 9042105
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a printed circuit board having padded through-holes. The padded through-holes may be formed from openings in a printed circuit board substrate and elastomeric members in the openings. The elastomeric members may be conductive elastomeric members such as electrically or thermally conductive elastomeric members. The printed circuit board may be secured within a housing for the electronic device using engagement members that extend through padded through-holes. The engagement members may engage with the housing or with additional engagement members that are attached to the housing. The electronic device may include a cowling structure formed over electronic components on a surface of the printed circuit board. The cowling structure may be secured to the printed circuit board using attachment members that engage with the engagement members in the padded through-holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shayan Malek, Michael B. Wittenberg, John Ardisana
  • Patent number: 9042109
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board and a sliding-type electronic device is provided by which a too large increase in thickness of devices can be avoided and a pair of housings can be slid relatively in a bending and slanting direction. In the mounting structure, an upper housing 12 and a lower housing 22 coupled in a freely slidable manner are electrically connected to each other by a flexible printed circuit board folded back to be routed between slide facing surfaces 12b and 22a of both the housings and the height of a side wall surface 12c and 22c of the upper housing and lower housing changes in a bending manner along the direction of freely sliding and, in the slide facing surfaces of the upper housing and lower housing, concave space portions 15 and 25 to accommodate the change in curvature and in position of a folding-back portion 31a caused by sliding motion between the upper housing and lower housing are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Toshiki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150138738
    Abstract: An engine control unit (ECU) includes a housing, a cover sealingly engaged with the housing, a circuit board disposed in the housing and support structure disposed in the housing and associated with an inner surface of the cover. At least one fastener couples both the support structure and the circuit board to the housing. An adhesive bonds at least portions of the support structure to portions of the inner surface of the cover. The support structure is constructed and arranged to limit deflection of the cover when internal pressure increase in the ECU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kiran Kothamasa, Kevin D. Moore
  • Patent number: 9036360
    Abstract: A power casing apparatus of an image display module includes a display panel configured to have a Light-Emitting Diode module disposed in a front thereof; a bus bar unit installed in the rear of the display panel and configured to supply driving power to the LED module and to have a pair of electrode blades disposed on one side thereof; and a power casing unit disposed in the bus bar unit in such a way as to be attached to or detached from the bus bar unit and configured to supply the driving power to the bus bar unit and to have a pair of power supply connectors disposed at positions corresponding to the respective electrode blades on one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EVERBRIGHTEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Min Kim
  • Patent number: 9036363
    Abstract: Embodiments of devices and methods of their manufacture include coupling first and second package surface conductors to a package surface with an intra-conductor insulating structure between the package surface conductors. The package surface conductors extend between and electrically couple sets of pads that are exposed at the package surface. Elongated portions of the package surface conductors are parallel with and adjacent to each other. The intra-conductor insulating structure is coupled between the package surface conductors along an entirety of the parallel and adjacent elongated portions, and the intra-conductor insulating structure electrically insulates the elongated portions of the package surface conductors from each other. Some embodiments may be implemented in conjunction with a stacked microelectronic package that includes sidewall conductors and an intra-conductor insulating structure between and electrically insulating the sidewall conductors from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Vincent, Zhiwei Gong
  • Publication number: 20150131241
    Abstract: An enclosure with a substantially continuous seal about its perimeter for protecting electronic components of a model vehicle, comprising a housing with one or more walls at least partially surrounding the electronic components, a cover having one or more walls surrounding the perimeter of the housing, and one or more seal members interposed between the housing perimeter walls and the cover perimeter walls, wherein the cover perimeter walls are configured to contact the seal members against the housing perimeter walls to create a watertight barrier configured to provide protection ranging from water-resistant to waterproof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jory Sprowl, Roy Perryman, Otto Karl Allmendinger
  • Publication number: 20150129179
    Abstract: An indoor unit of a ceiling type air-conditioner includes a main body having an inlet port and an outlet port provided at a lower portion thereof, a heat exchanger having a tube through which a refrigerant flows, a blowing fan which forcibly causes air to flow, and a control box comprising a case which is fixed to the main body and a cover which is rotatably coupled to the case so as to open and close the case and to which a printed circuit board having electronic components mounted thereon is fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Yeol MOON, Yeon Su KIM, Hyun Ho KIM, Jin Hyung NAM, Jae Sung YOO
  • Patent number: 9030832
    Abstract: A compact proximity sensor for use in a portable computing device is described. In particular various embodiments of a proximity sensor which fits in an extremely small portion of a cellular phone, and accurately determine the presence of a user's head in close proximity to a surface of the cellular phone. In particular, a high yield assembly process for installing the compact proximity sensor is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kelvin Kwong, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Jared Mitchell Kole
  • Patent number: 9030842
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus partially overmolded with a overmold sealing material that seals the circuit board, protects the electrical components on the circuit board and provides seals between the circuit board and mating devices is disclosed. The electronic apparatus may be an engine controller. The electrical components may be an electrical edge connector, a sensor, and a heat sink. The sensor may be a pressure sensor. The controller may be connected to a throttle body such that the overmold sealing material provides a first seal between the controller and the throttle body allowing the pressure sensor to be in fluid communication with the interior of the throttle body. A wire harness may be connected to the controller such that the overmold sealing material provides a second seal between the wire harness and the controller protecting the electrical connection. The overmold sealing material may also be translucent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Electrojet, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle E. E. Schwulst
  • Patent number: 9030833
    Abstract: A remote control device (1, 100, 200) for home automation equipment, of the roaming type, comprising a housing (2) containing an electronic circuit (7) comprising a radiofrequency transmitter (9), said housing (2) being of substantially cylindrical or spherical shape and having an axis of revolution, wherein the device comprises a viscoelastic ring (6, 106, 206), with the same axis of revolution as that of the housing, elastically held against said housing (2) and concealing an opening (16) in said housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Somfy SAS
    Inventor: Olivier Charleux
  • Patent number: 9030835
    Abstract: The main part of the melt produced during laser welding of two housing parts along a circumferential edge is made to flow towards the printed circuit board by a predefined geometry, thus fixing the board in a form-fitting manner. The basic geometry is modified to prevent the melt from distributing in both directions in an uncontrolled manner and make it flow towards the inside of the housing in a targeted manner. The printed circuit board can thus be fixed and the housing sealed in a single operation. Less space is required on the printed circuit board since the support surfaces only affect the peripheral zone of the printed circuit board. The peripheral zone is a barrier zone since the individual printed circuit board is cut out of a panel. Due to the larger contact surface, prestress losses caused by creep of the plastic have no adverse effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Henryk Frenzel, Volker Müller
  • Patent number: 9027238
    Abstract: A multilayered printed circuit board or a substrate for mounting a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor device, a first resin insulating layer accommodating the semiconductor device, a second resin insulating layer provided on the first resin insulating layer, a conductor circuit provided on the second resin insulating layer, and via holes for electrically connecting the semiconductor device to the conductor circuit, wherein the semiconductor device is accommodated in a recess provided in the first resin insulating layer, and a metal layer for placing the semiconductor device is provided on the bottom face of the recess. A multilayered printed circuit board in which the installed semiconductor device establishes electrical connection through the via holes is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sotaro Ito, Michimasa Takahashi, Yukinobu Mikado
  • Patent number: 9025337
    Abstract: A wireless module includes a wireless signal transceiver and a transferring unit. The wireless module is assembled to a connector unit after the wireless signal transceiver is assembled to the transferring unit. Therefore, the connector unit transmits and receives wireless signals through the wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 9025340
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for forming microelectronic device packages include forming a trench on a surface of a package body between exposed ends of first and second device-to-edge conductors, and forming a package surface conductor in the trench to electrically couple the first and second device-to-edge conductors. In one embodiment, the package surface conductor is formed by first forming a conductive material layer over the package surface, where the conductive material layer substantially fills the trench, and subsequently removing portions of the conductive material layer from the package surface adjacent to the trench. In another embodiment, the package surface conductor is formed by dispensing one or more conductive materials in the trench between the first and second exposed ends (e.g., using a technique such as spraying, inkjet printing, aerosol jet printing, stencil printing, or needle dispense). Excess conductive material may then be removed from the package surface adjacent to the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Wright, Michael B. Vincent, Weng F. Yap
  • Patent number: 9025344
    Abstract: An electronic relay includes: a housing having an interior space therein and a lateral side and a lower side of which are opened, a board installation part being formed along a periphery of the opened side of the housing; a printed circuit board a periphery of which is inserted into and installed in the board installation part of the housing, for shielding the opened side of the housing and performing a switching function; a lower cover for shielding a lower side of the housing, one side edge of the printed circuit board being fixed to the lower cover; and terminals ends of which are electrically connected to the printed circuit board and opposite ends of which pass through the lower cover to protrude to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Electric Terminal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Min Lee, Gil-Su Kim, Chul-Jin Jang
  • Publication number: 20150116960
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electronic package structure. The body has a top surface with a cavity thereon, the first conductive element is disposed in the cavity, and the second conductive element is disposed in the body. The first external electrode electrically connected to the first conductive element and the second external electrode electrically connected to the second conductive element are both disposed on the top surface of the body or a first surface formed by the top surface of the encapsulation compound and the exposed portions of the top surface of the body which are not covered by the encapsulation compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: DA-JUNG CHEN, Chun-Tiao Liu, BAU-RU LU
  • Patent number: 9019711
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic device that includes a housing including six sides at right angles to each other, a first side of the six sides including an opening, a first backplane arranged on a second side so as to oppose to the opening, a second backplane arranged on a third side adjacent to the second side, a circuit board which is inserted toward the first backplane through the opening to be coupled with both of the first backplane and the second backplane with use of a plurality of connectors, the circuit board including a specified corner, and a guide. The guide is configured to shift the circuit board toward the second backplane while the specified corner slides with contacting a portion of the guide which is arranged on a fourth side of the six sides opposed to the third side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Akira Tamura
  • Patent number: 9019712
    Abstract: An electrical subsea node for communicating data between at least one sensor at a sea bottom and a topside unit above the sea surface may include: a water tight container; a first electronic module extending in a first area of a first area size in a plane of a maximal spatial extent of the first electronic module; and at least one second electronic module extending in a second area of a second area size in a plane of a maximal spatial extent of the second electronic module, wherein the first and second electronic modules are coupled for data communication and arranged inside the container to form a module arrangement extending in an arrangement area of an arrangement area size in a plane of a maximal spatial extent of the module arrangement, wherein the arrangement area size is smaller than a sum of the first and second area sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mikael Kristian Eriksen, Karstein Kristiansen, Kjetil Zsolt Volent
  • Publication number: 20150109744
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a portable electronic object provided with a case including a middle part closed by a back cover and by a glass and a bezel fixed to the middle part, said case containing at least one electronic module formed of a printed circuit board to which is fixed at least one microcontroller sending information to display means, said object further including tactile control means including at least one base element on which there is arranged at least one electrode, said electrode being electrically connected to the microcontroller by a conductive path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: Martin Jufer, Stephan Schwegler, Sylvain Helfenstein
  • Publication number: 20150109745
    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: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Hisashi NAGAI, Mizuyuki SHIRAI, Akio YATSUI
  • Publication number: 20150109746
    Abstract: An electronic control device includes one or more substrates, a casing, a plurality of circuit blocks, a common wire, a plurality of branch wires and two interrupt wires. The circuit blocks are disposed on the substrates and the substrates are disposed in the casing. The common wire is shared by the circuit blocks. The branch wires are respectively coupled between the circuit blocks and the common wire. The two interrupt wires are respectively coupled with two of the common wire and the branch wires for overcurrent protection of the circuit blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Takahiko FURUTA, Toru ITABASHI, Yuuki MIKAMI, Hiroaki NAKAMURA, Shigeki NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150109743
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device with connectors and fasteners for alignment of the connectors includes a panel, a printed circuit board, and a shell. The printed circuit board includes a number of connectors arranged thereon. A number of holes are defined in the shell for expose the connectors. The printed circuit board defines a number of through holes therein. The panel defines a number of positioning holes therein. The shell forms a number of positioning posts thereon, and each positioning post defines an engaging hole therein. The present disclosure also includes a number of fasteners. Each fastener includes a first and a second positioning part. The first positioning part inserts through a corresponding through hole and a corresponding positioning hole to connect the printed circuit board and the panel. The second positioning part is engagingly received in the engaging hole of a corresponding positioning post of the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHUN-YUAN CHANG