Guiding Means Patents (Class 361/756)
  • Patent number: 10146720
    Abstract: A flexible server configuration system includes a connector array including a plurality of slots and a first jumper board configured to removably engage with the connector array by connecting to a first set of consecutive slots from the plurality of slots. The first jumper board is configured to disengage and reengage from the connector array to connect with a different set of consecutive slots from the plurality of slots. The system further includes a first set of at least one peripheral device, each connected to one of the plurality of slots, and a first node including at least one first node processor. The first node is connected to two of the plurality of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Yao-Feng Ma
  • Patent number: 10149414
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a device sled with an interference shield. The device sled includes a sled chassis having a bottom wall and first and second opposed sidewalls. A shield support bracket is coupled to the first sidewall and an interference shield is removably coupled to the shield support bracket and the second sidewall. The interference shield includes a shield panel, first and second opposed side flanges extending from the shield panel, and a latch coupled to the first side flange and positioned to engage the shield support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 10116094
    Abstract: A data-secure electrical connector is operable to provide electrical power to a portable electronic device via a connector that is capable of transmitting electrical power and electronic data to the device, but without establishing an electronic data connection with the device, while providing an indicia to a user when the data-secure electrical power connection has been made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Timothy J. Warwick, Nickolas J. Morrow
  • Patent number: 10080305
    Abstract: An information processing device (e.g. a server) is designed to install a plurality of electronic components (e.g. server modules) connectible to a plurality of connectors arranged in the bottom of a casing. A stopper is attached to the casing at a deviated position slightly deviated from the electronic component in its thickness direction perpendicular to the insertion direction of the electronic component. An interference member is disposed in an interference area asymmetrically located on a first face of the electronic component relative to a second face of the electronic device in its thickness direction with respect to the electronic device. The interference member interferes with the stopper only when the electronic component is inserted into the connectors at an irregular position or in a reverse manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki Miwa
  • Patent number: 9946313
    Abstract: A peripheral card for an information handling system mounts to an end of a chassis. The peripheral card has an opposite end secured to a base. The base has switchable features for accommodating different types of peripheral cards that may be installed in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventor: Neda Abdul-Razzak
  • Patent number: 9693477
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a server platform with a continuously powered server sled. The server platform includes a cubby chassis including partitions defining a plurality of sled positions. A power tray is located in a corresponding one of the plurality of sled positions and a server sled is positioned on and continuously powered by the power tray. The power tray includes a tray chassis having a tray sidewall and a tray bottom wall. A pair of elongate conductors extend along the tray sidewall. A tray connector is mounted on the tray bottom wall and is in electrical communication with the pair of elongate conductors. The server sled includes a sled chassis having a chassis sidewall and a chassis bottom wall. A side-plane printed circuit board is mounted to the chassis sidewall and includes a pair of conductive elements positioned for sliding contact with the elongate conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 9681539
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for monitoring and control of the operation of various types of industrial plants, including power plants, nuclear power plants and plants including various types of mechanical, electrical and chemical machinery. The invention employs modular non-microprocessor based, non-software based digital hardware that enables communication between sensors and control logic and between the control logic and actuators that control a functional aspect of each plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: Lockheed Martin Corporation, State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Cobley, Joseph G. Murray
  • Patent number: 9680319
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the current invention, a battery charging system for charging a plurality of portable electronic devices includes a scaling module configured to receive a first voltage and scale the first voltage to a second voltage, a memory configured to store a value, and a processor configured to receive a signal representing the second voltage, retrieve the value stored in the memory, and adjust at least one charging parameter using a comparison between the retrieved value and the received signal representing the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dale Tischer
  • Patent number: 9521774
    Abstract: The present invention is applied to the field of technologies about a handle structure in an electronic device, and discloses a handle locking structure and an electronic device having the handle locking structure. The handle locking structure includes a handle body that is connected to a shell, and a pressing member, a transmission member, and a locking part that are connected to the handle body in a sliding or rotating manner, where the locking part includes a bolt, the transmission member is connected to the pressing member, an unlocking structure that is used to enable the bolt to retract is disposed between the transmission member and the locking part, the transmission member is connected to the bolt through the unlocking structure, the transmission member can slide by pressing the pressing member, and the sliding transmission member functions on the bolt through the unlocking structure to enable the bolt to retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xufei Liang, Guangming Zheng
  • Patent number: 9515399
    Abstract: A stacked connector alignment system includes a board with processor and a board connector coupled to the processor. An alignment element is mounted to the board adjacent the board connector. The alignment element includes first alignment members and second alignment members that are spaced apart from the first alignment members. A first component includes a primary first component connector and a secondary first component connector that is located on an opposite surface of the first component from the primary first component connector, and the first alignment members are configured to engage the first component to align the primary first component connector with the board connector. A second component includes a second component connector, and the second alignment members are configured to engage the second component to align the second component connector with the secondary first component connector when the primary first component connector is connected to the board connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Salvador D. Jimenez, III, Corey Dean Hartman, Bernard Strmiska
  • Patent number: 9485865
    Abstract: A substrate spacing member includes a spacer portion which is disposed between the two substrates in contact with both edge portions thereof to keep a distance between the two substrates constant, spacer member holding portions which hold the spacer members, a frame body portion that connects the spacer member holding portions to each other, a branch portion which extends toward a predetermined position between the two substrates from the frame body portion or the spacer member holding portions, and electrode holding portions which are provided at the branch portions, and hold electrodes at the predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Naoki Higashikawa, Kazuyoshi Kontani
  • Patent number: 9130360
    Abstract: To provide an electrical junction box equipped with a bracket having a new structure that can stably and strongly secure the electrical junction box to a vehicle body to exert sufficient strength against an external force applied by bolt-fastening of a terminal hardware in an external wiring. A separate bracket attaches an electrical junction box main body to a vehicle body side support member. The separate bracket is provided with latch portions. Fixing positions between the latch portions and the electrical junction box main body are set on both sides of bolt connecting sections along the vehicle body side support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Asao
  • Patent number: 9042110
    Abstract: A positioning structure for a removable hard drive includes an enclosure and a tray. The enclosure is used for being mounted by the hard drive, and disposed with a plurality of positioning holes. The tray includes a bottom and two side walls vertically extending therefrom. A space being is formed by the bottom and the side walls. The bottom is formed with a plurality of positioning pillars corresponding to the positioning holes. The enclosure is received in the space, and the positioning holes are correspondingly inserted by the positioning pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: AIC INC.
    Inventor: Chung-I Kuo
  • Patent number: 9042109
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board and a sliding-type electronic device is provided by which a too large increase in thickness of devices can be avoided and a pair of housings can be slid relatively in a bending and slanting direction. In the mounting structure, an upper housing 12 and a lower housing 22 coupled in a freely slidable manner are electrically connected to each other by a flexible printed circuit board folded back to be routed between slide facing surfaces 12b and 22a of both the housings and the height of a side wall surface 12c and 22c of the upper housing and lower housing changes in a bending manner along the direction of freely sliding and, in the slide facing surfaces of the upper housing and lower housing, concave space portions 15 and 25 to accommodate the change in curvature and in position of a folding-back portion 31a caused by sliding motion between the upper housing and lower housing are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Toshiki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9030834
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a flexible printed circuit board and a sliding-type electronic device is provided by which a too large increase in thickness of devices can be avoided and a pair of housings can be slid relatively in a bending and slanting direction. In the mounting structure, an upper housing 12 and a lower housing 22 coupled in a freely slidable manner are electrically connected to each other by a flexible printed circuit board folded back to be routed between slide facing surfaces 12b and 22a of both the housings and the height of a side wall surface 12c and 22c of the upper housing and lower housing changes in a bending manner along the direction of freely sliding and, in the slide facing surfaces of the upper housing and lower housing, concave space portions 15 and 25 to accommodate the change in curvature and in position of a folding-back portion 31a caused by sliding motion between the upper housing and lower housing are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Toshiki Yamanaka, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 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: 9013883
    Abstract: A guiding mechanism includes a first guiding component, a second guiding component, a push rod, a push rod sheath and a driving component. A distance is between the second guiding component and the first guiding component and increases in a first direction. The push rod includes a rod base slidably connected to the first guiding component. The push rod sheath includes an engaging portion movably engaged with the rod base, and a guiding portion slidably connected to the second guiding component and used for pushing a flexible printed circuit board. The driving component drives the rod base to move relative to the engaging portion, so as to drive the push rod and the push rod sheath to slide relative to the first guiding component and the second guiding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chen-Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 9007779
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a case, a printed circuit board contained in the case and having a through-hole, and a fixing member including a shaft portion inserted in the through-hole and a head portion located at one end of the shaft portion. The electronic apparatus also includes copper foil provided on the printed circuit board, and a cover film including an opening portion configured to expose part of the copper foil. The opening portion is located at a position which is to be covered with the head portion, and the cover film covers the copper foil at positions other than the position where the opening portion is located. The electronic apparatus further includes a conductive material provided on the copper foil inside the opening portion and configured to electrically connect the head portion and the copper foil to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Yamamoto, Takahisa Funayama
  • Patent number: 8995142
    Abstract: Provided is a power module invented for easy manufacturing and fatigue reduction at a soldered portion, and a method for manufacturing the same. The power module according to the present invention comprises a substrate where electronic parts are mounted by soldering, and a mold case housing the substrate and including bus bars for electrical connection with an external apparatus. The mold case comprises partition plates forming an electronic part mount area where electronic parts are mounted on the substrate, and a bonding area for bonding to the bus bars, a first resin cast to the electronic part mount area, and a second resin cast to the bonding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Saito, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 8976532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a slide unit for an electronic apparatus, including a base having a flat surface extending in front and rear directions and having a left end part and a right end part along the front and rear directions on both sides along a width direction perpendicular to top and bottom directions of the flat surface, a pair of left and right intermediate plates attached to the left end part and the right end part, respectively, to be slideable in the front and rear directions via a first slider mechanism, and a slide plate attached to the pair of left and right intermediate plates to be slideable in the front and rear directions via a second slider mechanism, wherein at least one of the first slider mechanism and the second slider mechanism includes a slide member extending in the front and rear directions, and a sliding member slideably supporting the slide member from both sides of the top and bottom directions and from both sides of the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Steel Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Mitsui
  • 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: 8971051
    Abstract: A chip card ejecting mechanism includes a base body, a push member, a rotating member and an elastic member resisting between the base body and the rotating member. The base body includes a guiding member defining a hole and having a number of guiding rails. Each guiding rail includes a resisting surface and a guiding surface. The push member includes a push rod extending through the hole and a number of active gears. Each active gear defines an active cooperative surface. The rotating member includes a number of the passive gears. Each passive gear includes a passive cooperative surface. When the push member is pressed toward the rotating member by a transient external force, the rotating member compresses the elastic member until the active cooperative surface arrives at the guiding surface, the elastic member releases and drives the passive cooperative gears to slide along the first sliding slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Hua-Xiang Liang
  • Patent number: 8964398
    Abstract: A lockable infrastructure included a frame assembly, including a first portion of an electrical connector, configured for use within an IT infrastructure. A module assembly, including a second portion of the electrical connector, is configured to be removably positionable within the frame assembly. A locking system is configured to lock the module assembly within the frame assembly in one of a plurality of locked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Feroli, Joseph P. King, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150040673
    Abstract: A support unit for a circuit board in a sensor unit comprises a main body that defines an outer contour and includes a first joining geometry and a second joining geometry. The first joining geometry is configured to at least one of guide and electrically contact external contact elements, and includes contact receiving pockets configured to guide the external contact elements, and at least one reinforcement web that separates two adjacent contact receiving pockets. The second joining geometry is configured to join the support unit to the circuit board. The first joining geometry defines at least in part an external interface via which at least one electrical output signal of the circuit board is tapped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Schlitzkus, Stefan Lehenberger, Dmitrity Aranovich, Robert Hengler, Christian Pfleger, Philip Martin Lenk, Peter Diesel
  • Patent number: 8953328
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis, a detachable module received in the chassis, and a latching member. The detachable module includes an end plate defining an opening. One end of the latching member is fixed in the detachable module, and the other end of the latching member extends out of the detachable module through the opening. The detachable module defines a through hole. The chassis defines a latching hole corresponding to the through hole. A latching block protrudes out from one side of the latching member and extends through the through hole to engage in the latching hole. A shielding piece comes across to block and shield the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Hao Lin
  • Publication number: 20150035433
    Abstract: An illustrative inventory of vehicle accessory control components includes a plurality of first circuit boards and a plurality of second circuit boards. The first circuit boards each have a substrate with a plurality of circuit elements supported on the substrate. The first circuit board substrates have an overall perimeter shape including an outer edge profile and a plurality of first deviations from the outer edge profile. The second circuit boards each have a substrate with a plurality of circuit elements supported on them. The second circuit board substrates have the overall perimeter shape including the same outer edge profile as the first circuit board substrates. The second circuit board substrates include a plurality of second deviations from the outer edge profile. At least one portion of the second deviations is different than the first deviations of the first circuit boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: UUSI, LLC d/b/a NARTRON
    Inventors: David W. SHANK, John M. WASHELESKI, Edward J. COX, II
  • Patent number: 8947884
    Abstract: A device includes a printed circuit assembly (PCA) including a printed circuit board and at least one electronic component integrated with the printed circuit board, and a support to which the PCA is securable. At least one of the PCA and the support includes engaging structure elements, and some engaging structure elements are configured to secure the PCA to the support while other engaging structure elements are configured to secure the support to a securing structure within a housing of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Don Grimm, Edward John Kliewer, Kwok Keung Lee, Sam David Blackwell
  • Patent number: 8941984
    Abstract: A tool-less printed circuit board (PCB) bracket system for attaching an input/output (I/O) interface PCB to a bulkhead includes a main PCB and card assembly having a bracket mounted to the main PCB. One or more keyhole fasteners are attached to the main PCB for holding the bracket into a fixed position. The card bracket includes a release mechanism for releasably detaching the card bracket assembly from the keyhole fasteners without the use of tools for easily separation and servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Jabil Circuit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Wilke, Yulong Xi, Barry E. Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20150022981
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic card connection device and an electronic device. The electronic card connection device comprises a connector, an electronic card tray and a switch. The connector comprises a terminal housing and a shell, the shell and the terminal housing define a mating space. The electronic card tray being inserted in the mating space, the electronic card tray may comprise an electronic card receiving recess, a mounting block positioned in front of the electronic card receiving recess and an operating handle pivotally connected to the mounting block. The switch may be positioned alongside a rotation range of the operating handle, and partially protrudes into the rotation range allowing rotation of the operating handle to switch the state of the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Han Guan TAN, Kian Heng LIM
  • Patent number: 8929083
    Abstract: Supports for plural billboard display modules include one or more structural frames mountable to existing billboard poster panels and other planar structural surfaces; each individual structural frame having a sufficient number of frame cutout areas to minimize frame weight to no greater than fifty pounds for hand lifting and mounting to the poster panels, but not such a sufficient number of frame cutout areas to compromise the structural integrity of the structural frame for resisting wind load forces in excess of 100 pounds per square foot when mounted to the poster panels while supporting the plural billboard display modules; and wherein each structural frame is arranged in an array of structural bay members defined by the cutout areas and visual separation features, the visual separation features facilitating the separating of the array into smaller array configurations, wherein the smallest array is a one bay high by one bay wide configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: David Franklin Cox, Arne E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8929095
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus for managing a cable includes a mounting bracket slidably receiving the cable and fixing a rear end of the cable, a sliding bar slidably connected to the front end of the cable, and a rotating arm rotatably mounted to the mounting bracket and engaging with the cable. The sliding bar defines a guiding slot, which includes a driving portion extending slantingly relative to a sliding direction of the sliding bar. The rotating arm includes a rod slidably received in the guiding slot of the sliding bar. By sliding the sliding bar forward or rearward, the rod of the rotating arm slides along the driving portion of the guiding slot to rotate the rotating arm forward to stretch the cable or rotate the rotating arm rearward to wind up the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Wen Dai, Xin-Hu Gong, Wen-Tang Peng
  • Patent number: 8923003
    Abstract: An electronic device may contain components such as flexible printed circuits and rigid printed circuits. Electrical contact pads on a flexible printed circuit may be coupled electrical contact pads on a rigid printed circuit using a coupling member. The coupling member may be configured to electrically couple contact pads on a top surface of the flexible circuit to contact pads on a top surface of the rigid circuit. The coupling member may be configured to bear against a top surface of the flexible circuit so that pads on a bottom surface of the flexible circuit rest against pads on a top surface of the rigid circuit. The coupling member may bear against the top surface of the flexible circuit. The coupling member may include protrusions that extend into openings in the rigid printed circuit. The protrusions may be engaged with engagement members in the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel
  • Patent number: 8917519
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a circuit substrate, a bottom case, and a top case. The circuit substrate has a plurality of slits penetrating therethrough. The bottom case has a groove portion positioned at an inside surface of the bottom case such that edge portions of the circuit substrate are slidable and inserted into the groove portion. Besides, a plurality of pin-shaped protrusion portions is provided in the bottom case to be snib-fitted with the top case, and each protrusion portion has a plurality of locking portions at a tip end portion. Each protrusion portion elastically biases the circuit substrate toward the top side of the bottom case and presses the circuit substrate to a top surface of the groove portion by locking the locking portions to the circuit substrate after the locking portions are respectively inserted into the slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Sano
  • Patent number: 8908382
    Abstract: Provided is a control panel for a microwave oven, which includes a control casing, at least one board in the control casing, and at least two board holders. Each of the board holders includes a board insertion slot and a foolproof rib. The board insertion slots receive both ends of the board. The foolproof ribs catch a portion of the board to prevent the board from being improperly inserted into the board insertion slot. Accordingly, the control panel can be assembled more accurately, and operates more reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Byungcheon Lee, Byounggu Kim, Modam Joo, Jaekwan Jung, Donghan Kim, Jaeho Lee, Keunjae Hwang, Chulwoo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140355231
    Abstract: A low voltage power receptacle assembly is adapted for providing access to low voltage power in compact spaces. The low voltage power receptacle assembly includes a circuit subassembly that is operable to transform a line voltage input, such as about 110V to 220V AC, to a lower voltage output, such as about 2V to 12V DC. Electrical input conductors receive and convey the line voltage from a power source to the circuit subassembly, while electrical output conductors convey the lower voltage output from the circuit subassembly to a low voltage power receptacle that may be spaced some distance from the circuit subassembly. The low voltage power receptacle is mountable in different housings, faceplates, and the like, to accommodate different mounting styles and locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Daniel P. Byrne, Randell E. Pate, Gerald N. Vander Till
  • Patent number: 8902601
    Abstract: A removable tool includes a toe, a clevis, and a handle. The toe is configured to be insertable into and removable from an enclosure notch of a card guided computer enclosure. The clevis is configured to be insertable into and removable from a card hook of a circuit card assembly. The handle is for receiving force for inserting or extracting an array of circuit card assembly contacts into or out of an array of motherboard contacts, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Trotman, Michael Maynard
  • Patent number: 8873243
    Abstract: In an electronic device, a circuit substrate is provided with at least one electronic circuit, and a case accommodates the circuit substrate. The case has a pair of groove portions and a side opening portion. The groove portions are provided, such that edge portions of the circuit substrate are slidable and inserted into the groove portions from the side opening portion. A box-shaped cover is disposed to close a bottom opening portion of the case. The cover includes a pair of side walls having top end portions, and a plurality of protrusion portions projecting from the top end portions of the side walls. The protrusion portions are inserted into a space between the edge portions of the circuit substrate and the groove portions, at a bottom side of the circuit substrate, to fix the circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Sano
  • Patent number: 8861213
    Abstract: A circuit card for a data processing system includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and a carrier. The PCB includes opposing sides parallel to a mounting direction when the PCB is installed to a cage. The carrier is attached to the PCB and includes at least one guiding member offset from a normal direction of the PCB and guiding installation of the PCB in the cage. The cage includes a plurality of support plates extending along a first direction and aligned along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction of the cage to define a plurality of air flow channels. When the circuit card is mounted to one of the support plates by engaging the guiding member to the support plate, the PCB is offset from the support plate and located right in the air flow channel without being obstructed by the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Violin Memory, Inc.
    Inventor: John Robert Sisler
  • Publication number: 20140301049
    Abstract: A card-loading assembly for loading a chip card in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a main body, a circuit board received in the main body, and an entrance defined in the main body. The card-loading assembly includes a positioning frame and a tray. The positioning frame is secured on the circuit board and defines a sliding recess. The tray includes a support portion and an extending portion extending from the support portion. The extending portion is made of dielectric material. The support portion and the extending portion cooperatively define a receiving space for receiving the chip card. The tray is received in the main body through the entrance. The support portion is slidably received in the sliding recess. The extending portion is positioned between the circuit board and the entrance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: CHIUN MAI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: HUNG-CHEN WU, CHIA-JU LIN
  • Patent number: 8848376
    Abstract: A rack-mounted console module includes a lower unit slideably mounted on a rail and an upper unit pivotally coupled to the lower unit. A locking mechanism includes a first part moveably disposed in the lower unit and a second part fixedly disposed on the rail. When the upper unit is closed and the lower unit slides along the rail to a target position, the first part of the locking mechanism changes from a released state to a locked state where it engages the second part of the locking mechanism to lock the lower unit. When the upper unit is opened, the first part changes from the locked state to a ready-to-released state. When the upper unit is subsequently closed, the first part changes from the ready-to-released state to a released state where it disengages from the second part, and the console module can be slid back into the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aten International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8833715
    Abstract: A connection device for a cable management arm and a slide assembly includes a connection member, an engaging member and an insertion piece. The connection member is fixedly connected to the cable management arm and includes a passage and a window. The engaging member is fixedly connected to the connection member and has a resilient arm and an engaging portion. The resilient arm is located corresponding to the window. The insertion piece is fixedly connected to the slide assembly and has two insertion arms. One of the insertion arms has a contact section located corresponding to the engaging portion. When the insertion piece is inserted into the passage, the engaging portion of the engaging member contacts the contact section of the insertion arm to position the insertion piece to the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: King Slide Works Co., Ltd., King Slide Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8824155
    Abstract: A flat panel display device with an improved structure reducing the number of components and assembling processes comprises: a panel including a first substrate, an emission unit formed on the first substrate, and a second substrate coupled to the first substrate so as to seal the emission unit and including a flange portion having a first coupling hole; a monitor frame having a second coupling hole corresponding to the first coupling hole; and a fastener for coupling the panel and the monitor frame by being inserted into the first coupling hole. In this structure, the flange portion is used to couple the monitor frame to the panel, and thus a separate fixing frame is not used. The lack of need for the fixing frame leads to a fewer number of components and assembling processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se Ja Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 8811024
    Abstract: A detachable touch structure is applied to a portable electronic device. The detachable touch structure includes a flexible board, a flexible touch panel, a control module, and a linkage element. The flexible touch panel is superimposedly disposed on the flexible board. The control module is connected with the flexible board, and electrically connected with the flexible touch panel; the control module includes two single path sliding slots. The linkage element includes two positioning levers; the linkage element having one end connected with the flexible board and the other end movably connected with each of the single path sliding slot via each of the positioning levers respectively connected with. The two positioning levers move along different paths with respect to the two single path sliding slots to allow the detachable touch structure to be in a tablet form or a mouse form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Ren-Jing Wei
  • Patent number: 8804355
    Abstract: Brackets may be mated with or coupled to an opening of an electronic device enclosure or housing for receiving plug connectors to reinforce the receptacle connector and/or device housing and potentially reduce damage/breakage. For example, a bracket can have a front face with a curvature. A back face of the bracket can include a first opening that communicates with a cavity. The cavity can be defined at least in part by upper and lower opposing inner surfaces, the lower inner surface including a portion that extends parallel to a portion of the bracket front face. The bracket can also include a hollow protrusion extending from the bracket front face in a front direction. The hollow protrusion can include an opening that communicates with the opening of the back face and extends through the hollow protrusion. Methods for manufacturing the connector bracket are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik A. Uttermann, John Raff, Piotr S. Trzaskos
  • Patent number: 8804353
    Abstract: A trim is provided which may be substantially concealed in an electronic device housing. Embodiments may be configured to distribute received forces away from internal components of an electronic device. Further some embodiments may be configured to align an electronic device housing with the internal plug receptacle for ease of assembly. Some embodiments may be configured to align a plug with the plug receptacle during plug attachment to ensure the correct attachment of the plug. Further embodiments may be made of a substantially rigid material to sustain repeated cycles plug insertion and removal. Additional embodiments may limit the ability for moisture to access the internal components of the electronic device. Certain embodiments may be interposed between a plug receptacle and an electronic device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony S. Montevirgen, Emery A. Sanford, Kenneth A. Jenks, Anna K. Shedletsky, Daniele De Iuliis
  • Patent number: 8804354
    Abstract: A bracket configured to be interposed between the housing of a mobile electronic device and an electrical receptacle that is disposed in the mobile electronic device. The bracket includes a bracket body, an elongated opening through the bracket and a sheath surrounding portions of the bracket body. The bracket body includes an elongated protrusion extending in a front direction from the front face of the bracket body and a pair of fastener accommodations extending through the bracket body, each fastener accommodation disposed on opposite sides of the elongated protrusion. The sheath includes a first portion surrounding a portion of the bracket body elongated protrusion and a second portion including a pair of fastener openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Eric S. Jol, Charles B. Woodhull
  • Patent number: 8797764
    Abstract: An adjustable riser cage retains varying length adapters. For example, the adjustable riser cage may support a short adapter card, a ¾ length adapter card, or a long adapter card. The adjustable riser cage includes a riser portion and an extension portion. The riser portion includes one or more guidance features and a plurality of first retention members. The extension portion is slide ably supported against only the one or more guidance members, and includes a second retention member configured to engage with a particular first retention member depending upon a length of the adapter card to be supported. The adjustable riser cage may be installed into a larger electronic system having a plurality of electronic components. The adjustable riser cage allows for increased access to the electronic components because the extension portion is not supported by external or non-integral support features that may block access to the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Steven Bohannon, Jeremy Scott Bridges, Michael Dudley French, Jr., Daniel Paul Kelaher, Paul Jeffrey La Rocca, Derek Ian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8797752
    Abstract: A connecting member for a portable electronic device includes a central cylinder, a first flange portion, a second flange portion, a plurality of first clasps and a number of second clasps. The first flange portion and the second flange portion surround on the central cylinder. The first clasps extend from the first flange portion, and the second clasps extend from the second flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Jian-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 8787037
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a shielding member, an electric circuit, and a filter capacitor. The electric circuit has an output line and is arranged inside the shielding member. The filter capacitor is arranged outside the shielding member to be connected to the output line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Shimpei Sakoda, Yasuhiro Koike, Hiroaki Asano, Kiminori Ozaki, Sergey Moiseev
  • Patent number: RE45034
    Abstract: A system (22) for removably connecting a circuit card, such as an extension card (54), to an electronic device, comprises a sliding component (28) adapted to support the circuit card (54) and having a guiding edge (32) configured to be slidably inserted in a channel (26) disposed adjacent a connector (20) of the electronic device so as to position the card mating edge (56) in register with the connector (20). A lever (40) is provided for lowering the mating edge 56 of the extension card (54) until suitable connection is made between the card connector and the connector (20). Advantages of the present invention include the fact that the system allows for ergonomic insertion and removal of extension cards without the need for manual dexterity on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Andre Babin