With Housing Or Chassis Patents (Class 361/796)
  • Patent number: 10588240
    Abstract: A system for providing cooling to electronic modules received within a chassis. The chassis includes a cooling apparatus having ducting and a plurality of fans coupled to the ducting. The ducting includes air passageways that extend through the ducting and are configured to direct air blown into the passageways by the fans toward the modules installed in the chassis. The modules include heat sinks and the air passageways direct the air toward the fins to provide cooling to the heat sinks. The chassis includes switches coupled to the fans and configured to selectively activate the individual fans when the electronic modules are installed in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Star Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Dalton Dawkins
  • Patent number: 10521048
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch window including a substrate, an electrode part on the substrate, a wire electrically connected with the electrode part, a wire pad to connect the wire with the electrode part, and a reinforcement electrode making contact with the wire pad. Provided is a touch device including a touch window, and a driving unit on the touch window, in which the touch window includes an electrode part to sense a position, a wire electrically connected with the electrode part, a wire pad to connect the wire with the electrode part, and a reinforcement electrode making contact with the wire pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Hyuk Yang, Jae Hong Lee, Yu Hong Jeon
  • Patent number: 10429603
    Abstract: An optical fiber cassette with corresponding rail structures includes a plurality of rail structures and an optical fiber cassette. Each rail structure includes a front flexible buckling arm and a rear buckling hook. The front flexible buckling arm includes a first suspended arm reflexed from a front portion of the rail structure and a stopping block formed on an end portion of the first suspended arm. The optical fiber cassette is located between the corresponding rail structures. The optical fiber cassette includes a front engaging block corresponding to the front flexible buckling arm and a rear buckling arm corresponding to the rear buckling hook. The rear flexible buckling arm includes a second suspended arm reflexed from a rear portion of the optical fiber cassette and an engaging hook formed on an end portion of the second suspended arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventor: Huan-Pin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10362693
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a base that includes a flat portion and a side wall provided upright on a part of an outer edge of the flat portion, a printed circuit board disposed in the base and including a device, and a cover covering the base. The base includes a hole that is contiguous to the side wall and provided in the flat portion, a support portion, one end of the support portion being supported by the side wall, and a positioning member provided on the support portion and positioning the cover with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10312652
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for electro-mechanically connecting an electrically-powered device to a structure includes a housing, a first printed circuit board, an adapter, and a second printed circuit board. The housing has a shape defining a front opening and a first mating structure. The first printed circuit board is located within the housing and has a first plurality of electrical contacts facing the front opening. The adapter is attachable to the device and has a second mating structure that removably engages with the first mating structure of the housing. The second printed circuit board is coupled with the adapter and has a second plurality of electrical contacts exposed on its back surface to electrically connect to the first plurality of electrical contacts when the first mating structure of the housing engages with the second mating structure of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Mark Siminoff
  • Patent number: 10303292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch window including a substrate, an electrode part on the substrate, a wire electrically connected with the electrode part, a wire pad to connect the wire with the electrode part, and a reinforcement electrode making contact with the wire pad. Provided is a touch device including a touch window, and a driving unit on the touch window, in which the touch window includes an electrode part to sense a position, a wire electrically connected with the electrode part, a wire pad to connect the wire with the electrode part, and a reinforcement electrode making contact with the wire pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Hyuk Yang, Jae Hong Lee, Yu Hong Jeon
  • Patent number: 10271461
    Abstract: Modular network switches and other computer systems are described herein. A modular network switch can include a latching device for installing and removing computer modules (e.g., line cards) from an associated cabinet or enclosure. The network switch can also include interconnected computer modules (e.g., line cards, fabric cards, control modules, etc.) that include circuit boards oriented parallel to the flow of cooling air through the cabinet in the absence of a backplane or midplane oriented perpendicular to the air flow. The absence of such backplanes and/or midplanes provides a more direct air flow path through the cabinet, thereby enabling a more efficient flow of cooling air and lower operating temperatures. Additionally, the network switch can include an orthogonal arrangement of data planes, control planes, and/or power planes that can be efficiently interconnected to increase operational speed and further facilitate the flow of cooling air through the computer cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Zhiping Yao, Che Kin Leung, Xu Wang
  • Patent number: 10243287
    Abstract: A riser card is disclosed. The riser card includes a circuit board that has two sides, two longitudinal edges extending along a length of the board, and two orthogonal edges extending along a width of the board. The card also includes a first bus connector along one of the longitudinal edges; a second bus connector on one side of the board extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal edges; and a third bus connector on the other side of the board extending substantially parallel to the orthogonal edges. The second bus connector is configured to connect an add-on unit to the card so that the add-on unit extends substantially perpendicular from the board. The third bus connector is configured to connect an add-on unit to the card so that the add-on unit extends substantially parallel to the board and the first edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Hsuen Huang, Fa-Da Lin, Pin-Hao Hung
  • Patent number: 10008059
    Abstract: An access control reader includes a housing with a base having a main wall for securing to a support and at least one front part mounted on the base. Each front part includes a front wall opposite the main wall of the base in a closed configuration of the housing. The access control reader further includes an electronic board incorporating at least one controller, a memory and a main access-control device, the controller driving the main access-control device by implementing a first drive algorithm loaded in the memory. The housing includes a component for securing a complementary access-control module and component for passing a connection cable between the module and a connector mounted on the electronic board. The electronic board memory is loaded with a second drive algorithm for driving the module such that the controller drives the module once the connection cable has been connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SYSTEMES ET TECHNOLOGIES IDENTIFICATION (STID)
    Inventors: Vincent Dupart, Jérôme Silve, Sylvain Poitrat
  • Patent number: 9983540
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus of the present disclosure is provided with a main body-side substrate, a cover member, a metallic main body frame, and a metallic thumbscrew. The main body-side substrate is provided in a main body of the image forming apparatus, and an electrical component is mountable thereto. The cover member covers an outer side of the main body-side substrate. The cover member is secured to the main body frame. The thumbscrew is used to secure the cover member to the main body frame. The cover member is demounted from the main body frame by unscrewing the thumbscrew, and thus mounting of the electrical component with respect to the main body-side substrate is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9698550
    Abstract: An electrical power outlet housing assembly is provided for mounting electrical and/or data outlets in a work area or the like. The housing assembly includes at least one outlet housing portion having an interior surface that is configured to support the electrical components of an electrical and/or data outlet. The outlet housing portion cooperates with a housing enclosure portion by filling an opening of the housing enclosure, where the housing enclosure and outlet housing portions cooperate with a housing base to define an interior cavity that receives the electrical or electronic components associated with the electrical or data outlets. The electrical components may be installed without any separate mechanical fasteners, and the housing components may be assembled with minimal use of separate fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Robert L. Knapp, Steven K. Meek, Matthew R. Andree
  • Patent number: 9671583
    Abstract: An optical transceiver that provides a plug board independent of a circuit board is disclosed. The optical transceiver further includes a holder to hold both of the plug board and the circuit board in respective positions. The holder provides a first support to support the plug board in a side thereof, and a second support to support the circuit board in a side thereof. Because the holder supports the plug board and the circuit board in respective sides thereof, the holder does not reduce a space for mounting electronic circuit on the circuit board and not interfere with the function of the plug board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsui, Hiromi Kurashima
  • Patent number: 9601851
    Abstract: A longitudinal insertion adapter includes an adapter socket assembly having a first end, a second end and a first set of electrical contacts. The adapter socket assembly is configured to accept a circuit card edge connector. At least one of the first and second ends has a void for accepting longitudinal insertion of the circuit card. The adapter further includes an edge connector assembly fixedly attached the adapter socket assembly. The edge connector assembly has a second set of electrical contacts arranged to couple electrically when the edge connector assembly is inserted into a fixed connector socket. The adapter socket assembly is fixedly attached to the edge connector assembly. Each contact of the first set of contacts is electrically coupled to a corresponding one of the second set of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Robert B. Jacoby, Praveen S. Lalgoudar
  • Patent number: 9547611
    Abstract: A computer system includes a plurality of printed circuit boards, each printed circuit board having one or more processor chips attached to the printed circuit board, wherein the number of printed circuit boards is an even number greater than or equal to 4, wherein the printed circuit boards are arranged in two groups, each group being arranged in a different stacking direction, and wherein the one or more processor chips which are attached to each one of the printed circuit boards of one of the groups are connected for communication to the processor chips of each printed circuit board of the other group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Burkhard Steinmacher-Burow
  • Patent number: 9507743
    Abstract: A computer system includes a plurality of printed circuit boards, each printed circuit board having one or more processor chips attached to the printed circuit board, wherein the number of printed circuit boards is an even number greater than or equal to 4, wherein the printed circuit boards are arranged in two groups, each group being arranged in a different stacking direction, and wherein the one or more processor chips which are attached to each one of the printed circuit boards of one of the groups are connected for communication to the processor chips of each printed circuit board of the other group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Burkhard Steinmacher-Burow
  • Patent number: 9468123
    Abstract: An electronic device with quick releasing function for an interface card includes a base, a connector and a quick releasing mechanism. The base is adapted to hold the interface card. The connector is disposed on the base to electrically connect with the interface card. The quick releasing mechanism is disposed on the base and includes a first constraining component and a second constraining component. The first constraining component is movably disposed on the base and can be shifted between a releasing position and a constraining position. The first constraining component moves to the constraining position to contact against a side of the interface card opposite to the connector. The second constraining component is disposed on the base and located on another side of the first constraining component to contact against the interface card corresponding to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 9392712
    Abstract: An electrical module and a device using the same are provided. The electrical module comprises a base, a composite component and a pressing sheet. The composite component is disposed on the base and comprises a pad and a conductive sheet. The conductive sheet is embedded in the pad, and the pressing sheet presses on the pad. The pad comprises a main body and a protrusion. The main body has a surface. The protrusion is disposed on the surface of the main body and is compressed between the surface of the main body and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ABILITY ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Huang, Yi-Tong Wang, Chen-Kang Ma
  • Patent number: 9306828
    Abstract: A method of sampling sensor data from a computing system is presented. The computing system includes a plurality of components and a sensor network for monitoring the computing system. The sensor network includes primary sensor nodes operable to obtain primary parameter data from a measurement of a primary parameter of the components, and secondary sensor nodes operable to obtain secondary parameter data from a measurement of secondary parameters of the components. The method includes: a) obtaining secondary parameter data from secondary sensor nodes relating to components; b) processing, in a computing device, the secondary parameter data; c) determining, based upon determined or pre-determined relationships between the secondary parameters and the primary parameter, a sample rate for the primary parameter data for the components; and d) obtaining primary parameter data from the primary sensor nodes relating to components at the determined sample rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: XYRATEX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED-A SEAGATE COMPANY
    Inventors: Farshad Fahimi, Roger Pimlott
  • Patent number: 9304602
    Abstract: A data entry system, having an input interface adapted to identify a plurality of user interactions. The system includes a processor adapted to associate user interactions identified by the input interface with a plurality of letters of the alphabet, such that all the letters of the alphabet are assigned to at most eight user interactions. Most of the letters are assigned to specific user interactions according to one or more features of their shape in their printed form, such that most of the letters assigned to each user interaction have the same shape feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KEYLESS SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Benjamin Firooz Ghassabian
  • Patent number: 9271411
    Abstract: A housing assembly includes a first housing, a second housing, two first bolts, two second bolts, two first guiding rails and two second guiding rails. The first housing has a top board and two side boards. The second housing has a bottom board. The two first bolts and two second bolts are formed on the two side boards of the first housing. The two first guiding rails and two second guiding rails are formed on two sides of the bottom board of the second housing. Each first guiding rail has a first guiding groove, which includes a first vertical section, a first horizontal section, a first opening and a first fixing node. Each second guiding rail has a second guiding groove, which includes a second vertical section, a second horizontal section, a second opening and a second fixing node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jui-Chi Liao
  • Patent number: 9198320
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. The first blade remains electrically connected to the backplane of the chassis when moving between the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9170620
    Abstract: A power supply unit includes a shell, a handle, and a latching assembly. The shell includes an end wall defining a receiving slot and a sidewall perpendicularly extending forward from a side of the end wall. The handle includes a rotating member rotatably installed in the receiving slot. The rotating member includes an operation portion. The latching assembly includes a resilient latching member received in the shell and a sliding member. A front end of the latching member is mounted to the sidewall. The sliding is slidably connected to a rear end of the latching member. The sliding member is capable being received in the latching member. The sidewall defines a through hole. A piece protrudes out from the latching member to extend through the through hole. The rotating member is rotatable such that the operation portion is received in the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ShenZhen Treasure City Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Shan Ma, Wan-Li Ning
  • Patent number: 9137038
    Abstract: The node communication controller (NCC) suitable for use in a line-replaceable unit (LRU) of a modular avionics system may include one or more embedded processors configured to host one or more functions associated with at least one avionics module of an avionics system, an input/output (I/O) controller, and one or more I/O ports, wherein the I/O controller is configured to route data between the one or more embedded processors and the at least one avionics module via the one or more I/O ports and a network communication bus, wherein the I/O controller is further configured to route data between a host processor of the LRU and an additional avionics module via the one or more I/O ports and the network communication bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Mazuk, David A. Miller, Clifford R. Klein, Savio N. Chau, Eric N. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9116660
    Abstract: A novel midplane is shaped with voids through which a dataplane connection is made between components on one side of the midplane and components on the opposite side of the midplane. The voids in the novel midplane offer numerous advantages in the design of network devices, including improved cooling performance, minimizing rack unit space and maximizing interface density, improved signal integrity allowing greater bandwidth through elimination of midplane signaling connections, improved upgradability of orthogonal direct connectors with little or no impact on the midplane or chassis, and proper alignment between the components of the dataplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: EXTREME NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Widmann, John Kruszewski, Richard Leath, Alice Meng
  • Patent number: 9069929
    Abstract: A node card includes a substrate having a connector that communicates a plurality of signals between the substrate and an outside entity. One or more nodes are connected to the substrate, and the one or more nodes receive power from one or more signals communicated over the connector. The one or more nodes also communicate with the outside entity using the one or more signals communicated over the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: III Holdings 2, LLC
    Inventors: David Borland, Arnold Thomas Schnell, Mark Davis
  • Patent number: 9063531
    Abstract: An automated programming system that includes providing a smart interface system for recognizing an intelligent module installed within the automated programming system. Configuring the intelligent module with a composite connection for transmitting information between the intelligent module and the smart interface system, and linking the intelligent module to the smart interface system for communicating information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Data I/O Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Morris Johnson, Lev M. Bolotin, Simon B. Johnson
  • 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: 9013880
    Abstract: A frame module is adapted to be disposed in a housing of a computer for fixing first and second electronic devices. The computer includes a motherboard unit with a socket connector. The frame module includes a frame body having top and bottom surfaces adapted to be connected respectively to the first and electronic devices. An adaptor board includes a board body connected transversely to a rear edge of the frame body and having an edge connector adapted to be inserted into the socket connector, and first and second electrical connectors for electrical connection with the first and second electronic devices, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Chang Lai
  • Patent number: 9013306
    Abstract: A security device for securing an item, the security device comprising a housing configured to house a circuit board comprising electronics configured to send a telecommunication signal to a receiver when the electronics is activated; a cable configured to establish a conductive path with the circuit board when the housing is closed, thereby activating the electronics; a lock assembly configured to be activated when the housing is closed; and a cover configured to close the housing, the cover having a first pin configured to engage a first end of the cable to prevent removal of a first end of the cable from the housing when housing is closed, and the cover having a second pin configured to activate the lock assembly to prevent removal of a second end of the cable from the housing when the housing is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Racer Technology Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Kee Joo Willy Koh, Chee Kean Lim, Kia Boon Chew
  • Patent number: 8995141
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first component electrically coupled to a second component. The first component and the second component are coupled by the base of a spring loaded connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nidhi Rathi, Edward A. Lilgegren
  • Patent number: 8988888
    Abstract: A meter device which can be mounted and removed easier than conventional meter devices. A meter device is provided with a display plate, a circuit board, a middle case which is disposed on the front surface side of the circuit board and on which the display plate is mounted, an upper case which is disposed on the front surface side of the middle case and through which the front surface can be seen, and a lower case which covers the middle case and the circuit board. A flange section which is sandwiched and held between the upper and lower cases is provided to the peripheral edge of the middle case. One of the upper case and the lower cases is provided with engagement sections, and engagement sections which engage with the engagement sections are provided to the other of cases so as to correspond to the engagement sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Yuichiro Nakamura, Katsuhito Umezawa
  • Patent number: 8981240
    Abstract: A case body portion accommodates an electronic circuit board. The case body portion has a rib projected from at least a part of a periphery of the opening. A lid has a flange, which is in contact with an outer periphery of the rib, when the lid is mounted on the case body portion to cover the opening. The rib has a raised portion raised outward from a part of an outer periphery of the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Chitaka, Mitsuteru Suzaki
  • Patent number: 8978245
    Abstract: A method includes securing a midplane to a bracket disposed between a first and second ends of a chassis, wherein a first surface of the midplane engages the bracket and faces the first end of the chassis. A first electronic device is secured within the first end of the chassis with a first device connector coupled to a first midplane connector on the first surface of the midplane and a first device latch secured directly to a first slot in the chassis adjacent the first end. A sub-chassis is secured within the second end of the chassis, wherein the sub-chassis has a proximal end that engages a second surface of the midplane. Furthermore, a second electronic device is secured within the sub-chassis with a second device connector coupled to a second midplane connector on the second surface of the midplane and a second device latch secured directly to a slot in the sub-chassis adjacent the distal end of the sub-chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Karl K. Dittus, David J. Jensen, Brian A. Trumbo
  • Patent number: 8966975
    Abstract: A crash sensor assembly including a printed circuit board and a crash sensor mounted on the printed circuit board, At least one connector pin is mounted to the printed circuit board so as to permit external electrical communication with the crash sensor. A first insert molded soft inner layer of material partially covers the printed circuit board and covers the crash sensor, and a second overmolded hard outer layer of material covers the first soft inner layer of material and bonded thereto and rigidly contacts the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Curt Douglas Campbell, Neil Gordon Murray, Jr., Dion Parker
  • Patent number: 8964219
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an installation section, a control board, a first connection terminal provided on an outer surface of the control board, a first electrical connection member provided on the installation section and electrically connected to a point of reference potential, a substrate installable in the installation section in a thickness direction of the control board, an external connection terminal provided on the substrate and externally exposed, a second connection terminal provided on a first surface of the substrate and connected to the first connection terminal when the substrate is installed into the installation section, and a second electrical connection member provided on a second surface of the substrate. The second electrical connection member makes contact with the first electrical connection member and is electrically connected to the point of reference potential via the first electrical connection member when the substrate is installed into the installation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 8947860
    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 PCB architecture is bifurcated into a first board carrying common circuit components in a surface mount configuration suitable for high volume production, and a second board carrying application specific circuit components in a wave soldered stick mount configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8941220
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a power module package, including: a first substrate having first semiconductor chips mounted thereon; and a second substrate having second semiconductor chips mounted thereon, the second substrate being coupled with the first substrate such that a side surface in a thickness direction thereof is disposed on an upper surface of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Kim, Young Ki Lee, Seog Moon Choi, Sung Keun Park
  • Patent number: 8942005
    Abstract: An electronics module is provided for utilization onboard an airborne object. In one embodiment, the electronics module includes a housing having a cavity therein, a first printed circuit board (PCB) disposed in the cavity, a second PCB disposed in the cavity above the first PCB, and a supportive interconnect structure. The supportive interconnect structure includes a substantially annular insulative body and a plurality of vias. The substantially annular insulative body extends around an inner circumferential portion of the housing between the first PCB and the second PCB to support the second PCB and to axially space the second PCB from the first PCB. The plurality of vias is formed through the substantially annular insulative body and electrically couples the first PCB to the second PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Chris E. Geswender
  • Patent number: 8934263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensors including pressure sensors, humidity sensors, flow sensors, etc. In some cases, a cover for use with a sensor assembly may include an electrically insulating body having perimeter features extending a majority of the way around perimeters of upper and lower printed circuit boards that the cover may vertically separate. In one example, the body of the cover may include support features that extend from a lower side of the cover and those support features may contact the lower printed circuit board in at least two locations. The support features of the cover may be separated by a gap and a sensor connected to the lower printed circuit board may be situated within the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Eckhardt, Jim Machir, Palani Thanigachalam, Sunil Job
  • 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: 8917514
    Abstract: A frame module is adapted to be disposed in a housing of a computer for fixing first and second electronic devices. The computer includes a motherboard unit with a socket connector. The frame module includes a frame body having top and bottom surfaces adapted to be connected respectively to the first and electronic devices. An adaptor board includes a board body connected transversely to a rear edge of the frame body and having an edge connector adapted to be inserted into the socket connector, and first and second electrical connectors for electrical connection with the first and second electronic devices, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Chang Lai
  • Patent number: 8917515
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a circuit board, a connector and a waterproof component. The casing includes an opening structure. The circuit board is disposed inside the casing. The connector includes a first joint, a second joint and a soft cable. The first joint pierces through the opening structure. The second joint is disposed on the circuit board. The soft cable is electrically connected to the first joint and the second joint in a curvedly deformable manner. a length of the soft cable is substantially greater than an amount of vibration amplitude and a distance between the first joint and the second joint. The waterproof component is disposed between the first joint and the opening structure. Vibration from the casing can be transmitted toward the soft cable via the first joint, and is decayed by structural deformation of the soft cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Ming-Yang Chu
  • Patent number: 8908378
    Abstract: A solid state drive is disclosed. The solid state drive includes a circuit board having opposing first and second surfaces. A plurality of semiconductor chips are attached to the first surface of the circuit board of the solid state drive, and the plurality of semiconductor chips of the solid state drive include at least one memory chip that is at least substantially encapsulated in a resin. An in-line memory module-type form factor circuit board is also disclosed. The in-line memory module-type form factor circuit board has opposing first and second surfaces. A plurality of semiconductor chips are attached to the first surface of the in-line memory module-type form factor circuit board, and these semiconductor chips include at least one memory chip that is at least substantially encapsulated in a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.
    Inventor: Jin-Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 8908381
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device unit includes a first case and a second case that are formed in a shape of a box with one of respective surfaces thereof being opened and are formed to be a box body. The housing includes an insulating plate that extends from the opening part of the first case to a side of the second case and overlaps with a wall surface of the second case. An engaging convex part is formed on a surface where the insulating plate is overlapped and an engaging hole that engages with the engaging convex part to regulate separation of the first case and the second case is formed. The insulating plate is in a shape in which an edge of the insulating plate spreads with a predetermined width from an opening edge where the first case and the second case are butted and the engaging hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Miyazaki, Hirokazu Nomoto
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8897031
    Abstract: A case includes a case body and a cover member. The case body includes a bottom wall portion having a surface area which allows selective accommodation of a first substrate and a second substrate and an outer peripheral portion. The outer peripheral portion includes a front wall portion (a reference wall portion), a pair of left and right wall portions which come into abutment with lateral sides of the first and second substrates, and ribs (first restraint portions) configured to restrain the first substrate in cooperation with the front wall portion at a position where a reference side of the first substrate comes into abutment with the front wall portion. The case body includes a diaphragm (a second restraint portion) configured to restrain the second substrate in cooperation with the front wall portion at a position where a reference side of the second substrate comes into abutment with the front wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd
    Inventor: Takehiro Kanou
  • Patent number: 8885354
    Abstract: A platform for a military radio with a vehicle adapter amplifier has been developed. The apparatus includes a base for supporting dual AN/VRC-110 radio systems. The platform has a first power supply that includes a DC power converter for converting 110/220 alternating current into +28 Volt direct current and a second power supply that converts +28 Volt direct current into +6.75 Volts direct current, +13 Volts direct current and +200 Volt direct current. The platform includes a vehicle adapter power amplifier that provides range extension to said dual AN/VRC-110 radio systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Perkins Technical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank N. Perkins, III, Jeffrey K. Taylor, Lloyd W. Childs, Josh Crowe
  • Patent number: 8873249
    Abstract: A DIMM riser card that includes a PCB having a first edge, a second edge, and one or more faces. The first edge of the PCB is configured for insertion into a main board DIMM socket. The first edge includes electrical traces that electrically couple to a memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes an angled DIMM socket mounted on one face of the PCB, where the angled DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM at an angle not perpendicular to the PCB and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes a straddle mount DIMM socket mounted on the second edge of the PCB. The straddle mount DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus through the electrical traces on the first edge of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Justin P. Bandholz, Brian M. Kerrigan, Edward J. McNulty, Pravin Patel, Peter R. Seidel, Philip L. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 8854831
    Abstract: A high density server including a plurality of portable devices is disclosed. The portable devices may be arranged in drawers, which may be assembled into shelves for mounting within the high density server. The server rack of the high density server has a substantially open bottom and open top to permit passive airflow in and around the portable devices housed therein. Because of the configuration of the portable devices within the server, the computing power density is increased over a traditional server. Also, the design of the portable devices and their placement within the high density server minimizes the need for active cooling and in some embodiments removes the need for active cooling mechanisms altogether. The portable devices are encased in a protective coating that facilitates heat dissipation away from the portable device. The portable devices include components found in traditional servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Arnouse Digital Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Arnouse