With Switch Patents (Class 361/781)
  • Patent number: 10969832
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel for displaying an image on a front surface of the display panel; a touch sensing unit provided on the display panel to sense a touch; an insulating film covering the touch sensing unit; a first circuit board of which one end is connected to the touch sensing unit; and a polarizing layer covering the touch sensing unit and a portion of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kang Won Lee, Hee Woong Park, Jeong Heon Lee, Won Gu Cho, Mu Gyeom Kim, Choon Hyop Lee, Seung Lyong Bok
  • Patent number: 10942549
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel for displaying an image on a front surface of the display panel; a touch sensing unit provided on the display panel to sense a touch; an insulating film covering the touch sensing unit; a first circuit board of which one end is connected to the touch sensing unit; and a polarizing layer covering the touch sensing unit and a portion of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kang Won Lee, Hee Woong Park, Jeong Heon Lee, Won Gu Cho, Mu Gyeom Kim, Choon Hyop Lee, Seung Lyong Bok
  • Patent number: 9230763
    Abstract: A relay assembly comprises a relay mounted on a board. The relay may be a single or individual relay or a polyphasic relay. The relay has a housing and at least one dip solder pin extending from the housing and soldered to a circuit board. The relay is mounted on the circuit board via at least one fastening clip having a fitting part fitted into a hole in the housing, a latching part latched to a bore in the board, and a central flange between the fitting part and the latching part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Joerg Gassmann, Soeren Heinrich
  • Patent number: 9131194
    Abstract: A display apparatus in which a user can view a 3D image using shutter glasses is provided. The display apparatus, in which a user can view a three-dimensional (3D) image using shutter glasses, may include: a cover; a display module which is disposed in the cover and displays an image; and a transmitter which is disposed in the cover and transmits a synchronization signal to the shutter glasses to synchronize the image displayed by the display module with the shutter glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoon Choi, Hyeon-Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 9030839
    Abstract: The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal and external components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes internal components configured to fit within a relatively thin outer enclosure, wherein the internal components comprise at least one external interface, such as, for example, a track pad interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Leggett, David M. Rockford, Gavin J. Reid, Matthew P. Casebolt, Changsoo Jang
  • Patent number: 8995147
    Abstract: A connection assembly includes a connection member and a switch. The connection member includes a serial attached small computer system interface (SAS) connector electronically connected to the switch. When the switch is electronically connect to the motherboard, the switch transmits signals from the motherboard to a hard disk drive backplane via the SAS connector. When the switch is electronically connect to the hard disk drive backplane, the switch transmits signals from the hard disk drive backplane to the motherboard via the SAS connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8971055
    Abstract: A circuit breaker includes a housing, a rigid circuit board, and a flexible circuit board. The rigid circuit board is enclosed within the housing and has a main surface for supporting an electronic component. The flexible circuit board has a first end that is directly attached to an edge of the rigid circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall James Gass, Rodney Powell, Nick Campbell, Timothy John Luksetich, Roger Wolf, Jerry Scheel
  • Patent number: 8937400
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus for a vehicle is provided which supplies electric power to a power supply unit and charges electric power from the power supply unit via a power port. The vehicle includes a plurality of power inverter circuits which are connected to a common storage unit in parallel. The plurality of power inverter circuits include an electric power transferring power inverter circuit connected to the power port via an electric power transferring electric path, and are divided into a first category including the electric power transferring power inverter circuit and a second category. The power supply apparatus includes a connection prohibiting unit which realizes a state in which the power inverter circuit included in the first category is electrically connected to the storage unit, and the power inverter circuit included in the second category is disconnected from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Obayashi, Akira Sakamoto, Atsuyuki Hiruma, Masahito Mizukoshi, Jun Ishii, Mitsuru Fujita
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140323968
    Abstract: The invention provides transient devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus. Materials, modeling tools, manufacturing approaches, device designs and system level embodiments of transient electronics are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: John A. ROGERS, Chi Hwan LEE, Lan YIN, Xian HUANG, Cecilia Maria das Neves Barbosa LEAL, Daniel Vincent HARBURG
  • Publication number: 20140240944
    Abstract: A microelectronic circuit having at least one component adjacent a carrier which is not a semiconductor or sapphire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: ANALOG DEVICES TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Bernard P. Stenson, Michael Morrissey, Seamus A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 8804363
    Abstract: Printed circuit boards are provided with embedded components. The embedded components may be mounted within recesses in the surface of a printed circuit board substrate. The printed circuit board substrate may have grooves and buried channels in which wires may be mounted. Recesses may be provided with solder pads to which the wires may be soldered or attached with conductive adhesive. An integrated switch may be provided in an opening within a printed circuit board substrate. The integrated switch may have a dome switch member that is mounted within the opening. A cover member for the switch may be formed from a flexible layer that covers the dome switch member. Terminals for the integrated switch may be formed from conductive structures in an interior printed circuit board layer. Interconnects may be used to electrically connect embedded components such as switches, integrated circuits, solder pads for wires, and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jahan Minoo, Anthony P. N. Bidmead, Michael Nikkhoo
  • Patent number: 8787029
    Abstract: A button module includes a body, a switch fixed to the body, a light member electrically connected to the switch, a button located opposite to the light member and an elastic member. The elastic member comprising a pressing portion, a fixing end extended from one end of the pressing portion and a fastening end extending from the opposite end of the pressing portion. The pressing portion is contacted with the switch, the fixing end is fixed to the body, the fastening end is fastened to the button, the light member lights the button when pressing the button to drive the pressing portion to trigger the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Nai-Lin Yang, Xiao-Meng Zhou, Jun-Bo Du, Wei Gong
  • Publication number: 20140185245
    Abstract: A circuit board adapted for use in an switching converter for connecting a plurality of switches including a first switch, a second switch, a third switch and a fourth switch. The circuit board has a layout for connecting the switches. The layout is adapted for locating the switches substantially at or symmetrically with respect to the endpoints of a right-angle cross. The right-angle cross is formed from two line segments intersecting with a ninety degree angle. The circuit board may offsets the switches perpendicularly to the line segments at the endpoints of the line segments either in a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Solaredge Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Handelsman, Tzachi Glovinski, Amir Grossberg, Sonke Rogalia, Heribert Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140168924
    Abstract: A button assembly suitable for being disposed at an opening of a housing of a handheld electronic device is provided. The button assembling includes a button, a signal-receiving-and-transmitting component and a switch. The button is movably disposed at the opening, and the button has a pressing portion exposed by the housing. The signal-receiving-and-transmitting component is disposed in the housing and corresponds to the pressing portion, wherein the signal-receiving-and-transmitting component is suitable for transmitting or receiving a wireless signal passing through the pressing portion. The switch is disposed in the housing and coupled to the button, so that the switch is adapted to be actuated by pressing the pressing portion of the button. A handheld electronic device including a body, a housing and a button assembly is also provided. The housing covers the body and has an opening. The button assembly is disposed at the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuan-Ku Kuo, I-Cheng Chuang, Yu-Jing Liao
  • Publication number: 20140168925
    Abstract: A motherboard assembly includes a motherboard and an expansion card. The motherboard includes an expansion slot with a first idle pin connected to a standby power through a resistor. The expansion card includes an edge connector having a second idle pin and first to fifth electronic switches. When the first electronic switch receives a high level signal through the first and second idle pins, the first and fourth electronic switches are turned on. The second, third, and fifth electronic switches are turned off. The second system power outputs a standby voltage through the standby voltage output terminal. When the first electronic switch receives a low level signal, the first and fourth electronic switches are turned off. The second, third, and fifth electronic switches are turned on. The standby power outputs a standby voltage through the standby voltage output terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: KANG WU
  • Patent number: 8737067
    Abstract: A rack system may include a first plurality of line cards, where a particular one of the first plurality of line cards receives or sends packets via ports; a plurality of fabric cards, where a particular one of the plurality of fabric cards includes a switching fabric; a second plurality of line cards, where a particular one of the second plurality of line cards receives or sends packets via ports; a first backplane that connects the first plurality of line cards to the plurality of fabric cards; and a second backplane that connects the second plurality of line cards to the plurality of fabric cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Kim, Muhammad Sagarwala, Phu Truong
  • Patent number: 8730655
    Abstract: A side key connection device of a mobile terminal simplifies a connection structure between a side key and a main circuit board. The mobile terminal includes a side key and a row and column terminal pad. The mobile terminal also includes a side key connection device installed between the side key and the row and column terminal pad. The side key connection device is electrically connected to the side key and the row and column terminal pad. Thereby, by simplifying a connection structure of a side key, a key cost, an assembly process, and a surface mounting cost can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Tae Kim, Min Chul Lee, Hee Kyoung Park
  • Patent number: 8698258
    Abstract: A microelectronic device structure including increased thermal dissipation capabilities. The structure including a three-dimensional (3D) integrated chip assembly that is flip chip bonded to a substrate. The chip assembly including a device substrate including an active device disposed thereon. A cap layer is physically bonded to the device substrate to at least partially define a hermetic seal about the active device. The microelectronic device structure provides a plurality of heat dissipation paths therethrough to dissipate heat generated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kaustubh Ravindra Nagarkar, Christopher Fred Keimel
  • Publication number: 20140078680
    Abstract: This power supply device includes a substrate, a transformer mounted on a first surface of the substrate, and a switch element electrically connected to the transformer, mounted on a second surface of the substrate, while the switch element is arranged in a position different from a position on the second surface corresponding to a position on the first surface in which the transformer is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi MIYAMOTO, Takashi JINNOUCHI
  • Patent number: 8675380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mains plug component with a housing and a mains switch component arranged in the housing comprising a first stage for rectifying a mains AC voltage and a second stage for generating a DC voltage from the rectified mains AC voltage. The first stage comprises an electromechanical switch, by means of which a first or second voltage range may be selected. The housing has a section for a pin of an inserted plug piece such that, on insertion, the switch is activated by the inserted pin. The plug piece for insertion has no pin for the first voltage range and a pin for the second voltage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: LOGICDATA Electronic & Software Entwicklungs GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Koch
  • Patent number: 8674802
    Abstract: A multi-winding inductor includes a first foil winding and a second foil winding. One end of the first foil winding extends from a first side of the core and wraps under the core to form a solder tab under the core. One end of the second foil winding extends from a second side of the core and wraps under the core to form another solder tab under the core. Respective portions of each solder tab are laterally adjacent under the magnetic core. A coupled inductor includes a magnetic core including a first and a second end magnetic element and a plurality of connecting magnetic elements disposed between and connecting the first and second end magnetic elements. A respective first and second single turn foil winding is wound at least partially around each connecting magnetic element. Each foil winding has two ends forming respective solder tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Volterra Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Alexandr Ikriannikov
  • Patent number: 8630098
    Abstract: A circuit board adapted for use in an switching converter for connecting a plurality of switches including a first switch, a second switch, a third switch and a fourth switch. The circuit board has a layout for connecting the switches. The layout is adapted for locating the switches substantially at or symmetrically with respect to the endpoints of a right-angle cross. The right-angle cross is formed from two line segments intersecting with a ninety degree angle. The circuit board may offsets the switches perpendicularly to the line segments at the endpoints of the line segments either in a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Handelsman, Tzachi Glovinsky, Amir Grossberg, Sönke Rogalia, Heribert Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8619430
    Abstract: A switch/circuit board unit and a hand-held tool equipped with such a switch/circuit board unit are proposed. The switch/circuit board unit is adapted for installation in a handle of the tool and has a switch and a circuit board. The switch/circuit board unit also has a mechanical coupling element for producing a rigid mechanical coupling between the switch and circuit board. The rigid coupling that the coupling element produces between the switch and circuit board allows the arrangement of the switch and circuit board to be embodied as a unit, which can enable maneuvering before installation and permit a simplified installation, and in particular, it is possible to simplify a fastening of the switch and circuit board inside a housing of the tool, and in the accompanying installation of electrical connections, for example in the form of flexible cables, it is possible to avoid an incorrect placement or wedging of cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kynast, Markus Schmid
  • Publication number: 20130242519
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes an insulating layer and a conductive metal layer attached on the insulating layer. The conductive metal layer is grounded and is configured for providing a ground path for electronic components mounted on the printed circuit board. The insulating layer includes an exposed portion free of the conductive metal layer thereon, and two pads are formed on the exposed portion of the insulating layer and are insulated from each other. An inductor is mounted on the exposed portion and is electrically connected to the two pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FU-LI GAO, KUO-PIN LIN
  • Publication number: 20130215581
    Abstract: A board-mounted circuit breaker assembly for an electronic equipment enclosure includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of quick-connect terminals and a circuit breaker. The circuit breaker includes a housing and a plurality of quick-connect terminals that are at least partially recessed into a portion of the housing to reduce the overall “z”-height of the circuit breaker. The quick-connect terminals on the circuit breaker are adapted to mechanically and electrically connect to the quick-connect terminals on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130182207
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate unit, a second substrate unit, a display layer, and a sealing portion. The first substrate unit includes a first substrate, a display electrode, a terminal portion, and a first insulating layer. The first substrate has a first major surface. The first major surface has a display region and a peripheral region. The display electrode is provided in the display region. The terminal portion is provided in the peripheral region and electrically connected to the display electrode. The first insulating layer is provided on the display and peripheral regions. The second substrate unit faces the first major surface. The display layer is provided between the display electrode and the second substrate unit. The sealing portion is provided between the first and second substrate units. The sealing portion surrounds the display layer and contacts the first insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN DISPLAY CENTRAL INC.
    Inventors: Nobuko FUKUOKA, Arihiro TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20130114225
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising a lid unit arranged to substantially block an opening in a mobile terminal housing in an assembled state of the mobile terminal and arranged to allow access through the opening into the interior of the mobile terminal when removed from the opening, wherein the mobile terminal lid unit comprises at least one key device for controlling at least one function on the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8436950
    Abstract: A control key unit for a television receiver includes a rectangular wiring board, a key switch and a frame. The frame is configured to be attached to a cabinet of the television receiver and supports the wiring board. The frame is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member. The frame includes a front panel, a clamping section, a lengthwise positioning section and a lateral positioning section. The front panel has a push operated key top overlying the key switch. The clamping section clamps the wiring board in a thickness direction of the wiring board. The clamping section positions the wiring board in the thickness direction. The lengthwise positioning section positions the wiring board in a lengthwise direction of the wiring board. The lateral positioning section positions the wiring board in a width direction of the wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Iwai
  • Patent number: 8432678
    Abstract: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include at least a single piece housing. The single piece housing including a plurality of steps. The plurality of mounting steps are formed by at least removing a preselected amount of housing material at predetermined locations on the interior surface. At least some of the mounting steps are used to mount at least some of the plurality of internal operating components to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. McClure, Joshua D. Banko, John P. Ternus, Benjamin M. Rappoport, Kevin Gibbs
  • Patent number: 8379404
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a shell, a circuit board located in an inner side of the shell, a toggle switch positioned on the circuit board, and a slide button. The toggle switch includes a pin. The shell defines a through hole therein. The slide button includes an operating portion located at an outer side of the shell, a curved body extending obliquely from a side of the operating portion. The body of the slide button extends through the through hole of the shell. A distal end of the body of the slide button engages with the pin of the toggle switch. The pin of the toggle switch can be caused to move by moving the slide button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Feng Qiu, Hong Li, Xiao-Hui Zhou, Hai-Tao Wang
  • Publication number: 20130021062
    Abstract: This printed circuit board (12) comprising: a first portion (20) having first electronic components (22) of which the earth electrode is on a first voltage source (14); a second portion (24) having second electronic components (26) of which the earth electrode is on a second voltage source (16); a switched-mode power supply circuit (34) of which one input is connected to the first portion (20) and of which at least one output is connected to the second portion (24), is characterized in that it comprises modification means (36) for modifying a switching frequency of the switched-mode power supply circuit (34) depending on data values (32) to be transmitted between the first portion (20) and the second portion (24), the said data being able to take at least two distinct values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: VALEO JAPAN CO, LTD
    Inventors: Pierre Sardat, Bruno Hadjelis, Hubert Lescot
  • Patent number: 8358501
    Abstract: A motherboard includes a fan and a fan control circuit. The fan control circuit includes a switch module and a voltage control circuit. A first terminal of the switch module is connected to a standby power terminal of the motherboard. A second terminal of the switch module is connected to a first power terminal of the motherboard and connected to a power terminal of the fan. An input terminal of the voltage control circuit is connected to a power state signal terminal of the motherboard. An output terminal of the voltage control circuit is connected to a control terminal of the switch module. When the motherboard is turned off, the voltage control circuit turns on the switch module for a predetermined time, to make the standby power terminal supply a working voltage for the fan to keep the fan rotating for the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang Wu, Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8339798
    Abstract: Printed circuit boards are provided with embedded components. The embedded components may be mounted within recesses in the surface of a printed circuit board substrate. The printed circuit board substrate may have grooves and buried channels in which wires may be mounted. Recesses may be provided with solder pads to which the wires may be soldered or attached with conductive adhesive. An integrated switch may be provided in an opening within a printed circuit board substrate. The integrated switch may have a dome switch member that is mounted within the opening. A cover member for the switch may be formed from a flexible layer that covers the dome switch member. Terminals for the integrated switch may be formed from conductive structures in an interior printed circuit board layer. Interconnects may be used to electrically connect embedded components such as switches, integrated circuits, solder pads for wires, and other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jahan Minoo, Anthony P. N. Bidmead, Michael Nikkhoo
  • Patent number: 8310839
    Abstract: A capacitive touch switch having a printed circuit board and a capacitive electrode connected to the circuit board is disclosed. The printed circuit board is transparent and is interposed between a planar light guide provided with a light source and a non-conductive transparent cover, the electrode being icon-shaped and supported by the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ettore Arione, Giuseppe Arena, Roberto Lazzarotto
  • Publication number: 20120276334
    Abstract: Surfaces that have both micrometer- and nanometer-scale features can have controllable wetting and adhesion properties. The surfaces can be reversibly switched between states of greater and lesser hydrophobicity, and between states of greater and lesser droplet adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Theodore Fedynyshyn, Shaun R. Berry, Lalitha Parameswaran
  • Patent number: 8284565
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided that can include a circuit board; a switch attached to the circuit board; an electronic part mounted on the circuit board; a wiring pattern extending between the switch and the electronic part; and a protrusion protruding from a surface of the wiring pattern. The protrusion may be disposed adjacent to the switch on the circuit board and overlapping the wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Shibasaki, Katsumi Inukai, Tasuku Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8279619
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a point-of-load (POL) power supply system can include providing a circuit board. The circuit board can include a first set of connections configured for coupling a predetermined first portion of components of a voltage regulator down (VRD) system to the circuit board and a second set of connections configured for coupling a replacement module to the circuit board. Each of the first set of connections and the second set of connections is electrically coupled with a third set of connections that is configured for coupling a second portion of components of the VRD system to the circuit board. The second portion of components of the VRD system is connected to the circuit board. The replacement module is connected onto the circuit board via the second set of connections such that the replacement module and the second portion of components of the VRD system cooperate to provide at least a portion of the POL system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Leverenz, Mohamed Amin Bemat, Reynaldo P. Domingo, Kailash Kishore Mirpuri
  • Patent number: 8238112
    Abstract: A sub-mount adapted for AC and DC operation of devices mountable thereon, light emitting devices including such a sub-mount, and methods of manufacturing such a sub-mount are provided. The sub-mount including a base substrate including a first surface and a second surface different from the first surface, a conductive pattern on the first surface, a first pair and a second pair of first and second electrodes on the second surface, and vias extending through the base substrate between the first and second surfaces, wherein the conductive pattern includes a first set of mounting portions and two via portions along a first electrical path between the first pair of first and second electrodes, and a second set of mounting portions and two via portions along a second electrical path between the second pair of first and second electrodes, the via portions connecting respective portions of the conductive pattern to respective electrodes of the first and second pair of first and second electrodes through the vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Sik Kim, Woo-Sung Han
  • Publication number: 20120162945
    Abstract: An electronic functional label and a special production process for such a label, which can be equipped with electronic components in very simple, fast, and effective manner, without a soldering process that is connected with high temperatures. For this purpose, a carrier substrate preferably having printed electronic structures is equipped with electronic components by means of an electrically conductive adhesive. The use of special electronic components (sensors and optical/acoustic actors) that interact with their surroundings proves to be particularly advantageous in this connection. High-quality labels, in particular, having surprising interactions can be produced in a simple and cost-advantageous manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SCHREINER GROUP GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Helmut Schreiner
  • Patent number: 8207461
    Abstract: A switch structure on the sidewall of a circuit board for an electronic device and manufacturing methods of the circuit board are provided. The switch structure includes a circuit board, a plurality of conductive portions, and a movable unit. The conductive portions are formed on a sidewall of the circuit board and electrically insulated from each other. The movable unit is disposed corresponding to the conductive portions to electrically connect or disconnect the plurality of conductive portions to achieve the switch function. The switch structure utilizes the structural design of the circuit board to reduce the space on the circuit board preserved for a circuit board switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Feng Yeh, Wen-Nan Hsia, Cheng-Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 8174837
    Abstract: A wireless enable/disable locking system comprises a locking element configured to physically cooperate with a switch, the switch for enabling/disabling a wireless communication capability of a device, to lock the wireless communication state of the switch to either enabled or disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark S. Tracy, Paul J. Doczy, Jonathan R. Harris, L. Joy Griebenow
  • Publication number: 20120099287
    Abstract: A motherboard includes a fan and a fan control circuit. The fan control circuit includes a switch module and a voltage control circuit. A first terminal of the switch module is connected to a standby power terminal of the motherboard. A second terminal of the switch module is connected to a first power terminal of the motherboard and connected to a power terminal of the fan. An input terminal of the voltage control circuit is connected to a power state signal terminal of the motherboard. An output terminal of the voltage control circuit is connected to a control terminal of the switch module. When the motherboard is turned off, the voltage control circuit turns on the switch module for a predetermined time, to make the standby power terminal supply a working voltage for the fan to keep the fan rotating for the predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD .
    Inventors: KANG WU, ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8164919
    Abstract: A motherboard includes a main body and two relay devices attached on the main body. The main body includes a signal output terminal, a signal input terminal, a first connector module, and a second connector module. Each relay device includes a circuit board, a relay, and a third connector module. The input terminal outputs an input signal to the corresponding relay via the first and the third connector modules in turn. The relay corresponding to the signal input terminal outputs the input signal to the signal output terminal via the third connector module corresponding to the signal input terminal, the first connector module, the second connector module and the third connector module corresponding to the signal output terminal in turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chih Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20120076003
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) for an Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) shelf. The ATCA shelf may include a backplane providing a payload power supply and a standby power supply. Additionally, the PCB may include a first shelf management controller (ShMC) and a multiport switch, the multiport switch electrically coupling the first ShMC with a second ShMC on a second PCB by way of the backplane, the first ShMC utilizing standby power provided by the backplane at least when payload power is not available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Alton Wong
  • Patent number: 8139371
    Abstract: A power switch apparatus includes a substrate; a semiconductor die mounted on the substrate and including power electronics circuitry for a high power, alternating current motor application; gate drive circuitry mounted on the substrate and electrically coupled to the power electronics circuitry on the semiconductor die; and control circuitry mounted on the substrate and electrically coupled to the gate drive circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: David F. Nelson, George John, Gregory S. Smith, David Tang, James M. Nagashima, Gabriel Gallegos-Lopez
  • Publication number: 20120051018
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of coating a surface with a water and oil repellant polymer layer. The method comprises the steps of providing a substrate with a surface, exposing the surface to a monomer compound, and exposing the surface to a continuous plasma having a plasma power provided by a plasma circuit. During the exposition of the surface to the continuous plasma, the plasma power is reduced from an initial higher plasma power to a final lower plasma power, the final lower plasma power being less than 35% of the initial higher plasma power, thus applying an even polymer layer exhibiting a water contact angle of more than 110°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: OTICON A/S
    Inventor: Mogens Øllgaard
  • Patent number: 8111522
    Abstract: An electrical contact area on a printed circuit board (“PCB”), that would otherwise be subject to abrasion and possibly also corrosion, can be protected by covering it with another, more durable contact structure that is bonded to the first-mentioned contact area using an anistropic conductive adhesive (“ACA”). The more durable contact structure may include a member of PCB material or the like with electrically connected electrical contacts on its upper and lower surfaces. At least the upper one of these contacts (which is exposed for the service that involves possible abrasion and/or corrosion) may be given high durability by plating it with hard gold. The lower of these contacts is adhered to the main PCB via the above-mentioned ACA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Teodor Dabov, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Jun Sun, Michael Rosenblatt
  • Patent number: 8111523
    Abstract: A wiring board for use in mounting an electronic component includes a switch element portion interposed in a signal transmission line including a wiring layer linked to an electrode terminal of the electronic component. The switch element portion has such a structure as to change the shape thereof depending on a temperature, and to disconnect the signal transmission line when the temperature exceeds a predetermined temperature. A conductor layer which constitutes a portion of the signal transmission line is formed at the bottom of a cavity formed in an electronic component mounting surface side of the wiring board. One end of the switch element portion is fixedly connected to the wiring layer, and another end thereof is in contact with the conductor layer when the temperature is equal to or lower than the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sunohara, Kei Murayama
  • Publication number: 20120026706
    Abstract: A multi-winding inductor includes a first foil winding and a second foil winding. One end of the first foil winding extends from a first side of the core and wraps under the core to form a solder tab under the core. One end of the second foil winding extends from a second side of the core and wraps under the core to form another solder tab under the core. Respective portions of each solder tab are laterally adjacent under the magnetic core. A coupled inductor includes a magnetic core including a first and a second end magnetic element and a plurality of connecting magnetic elements disposed between and connecting the first and second end magnetic elements. A respective first and second single turn foil winding is wound at least partially around each connecting magnetic element. Each foil winding has two ends forming respective solder tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Alexandr Ikriannikov