Storage Or File Cabinet Patents (Class 361/797)
  • Patent number: 10164385
    Abstract: A communications device comprises at least eight first plate communication interfaces disposed along one length of one side of the housing. At least six second plate communication interfaces are disposed along the length of the second side of the housing, wherein the at least six second plate communication interfaces comprise at least six universal serial bus (USB) ports. At least one circuit board is disposed in the housing and electrically connected to the first and second plate communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ZPE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Arnaldo Zimmermann, Livio Ceci
  • Patent number: 10109968
    Abstract: Apparatuses and associated methods of manufacturing are described that provide an adaptive connector configured to connect between a cable connector and a switch module in a datacenter. The adaptive connector includes a body defining a top, bottom, and two side portions extending between the top and bottom portion. The body of the adaptive connector defines a first end for receiving the cable connector and a second end that is received by a switch module for enabling signals to pass between the cable connector and switch module. The adaptive connector further defines a heat dissipation elements for transferring heat between the adaptive connector and an external environment of the adaptive connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd
    Inventors: Nimer Khazen, Andrey Ger, Hen Sery
  • Patent number: 9812861
    Abstract: A power adapter and a method of adapting power for electronic devices. Two or more input ports are connectable to electrical power sources. An output port is connectable to an electronic device. A controller is in parallel power-receiving communication with the input ports, in power-providing communication with the output port, and in data-carrying communication between the output port and a first one of the input ports. The method includes checking for electrical power at the first input port and at least one other input port, and when electrical power is present at both, coupling the power from the input ports in parallel to the output port and enabling data communication between the first input port and the output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peiqi Zhou, Wei Yan
  • Patent number: 9616241
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an implantable dielectric compartment including a channel in an outer surface of the implantable dielectric compartment, the channel configured to constrain a portion of an implantable antenna in a specific configuration along the length of the portion of the implantable antenna. In certain examples, the implantable antenna can be configured to wirelessly transfer information electromagnetically at a specified operating frequency provided using the specific configuration of the portion of the implantable antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark G. Deehr, David A. Chizek, Mahesh Maddali, Dennis E. Larson, Keith R. Maile
  • Patent number: 9462707
    Abstract: A modular form factor power module system with monitoring and control functions is disclosed. The power module system is configured to power, monitor and/or control telecommunications equipment at the circuit level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph Stanton Wright, Larry O'Neal Reeder
  • Patent number: 9264087
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case, a switch, a connecting tray and a moving member. The case has an opening. The switch is disposed in the case and near the opening. The connecting tray is disposed in the case and near the opening. The moving member is disposed on the opening in a movable manner. The moving member includes a pressing portion and a carrying portion. The pressing portion is movably connected to the carrying portion, the carrying portion is for carrying a function card and is plugged in the connecting tray in a detachable manner, and the pressing portion is for moving relative to the carrying portion, thereby triggering the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cho-Yi Lin
  • Publication number: 20150070866
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses a PCB board plug mechanism configured to implement hot plug of a PCB board, and including an output end that moves along a second direction when the input end moves. The second direction is at an angle with the first direction. The connector for connecting the to-be-plugged PCB board is disposed at the output end. In a process in which the output end moves along the second direction, the PCB board can be driven to perform a corresponding hot plug action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Shuang Li, Lei Bai, Yan Su
  • 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: 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: 8897000
    Abstract: A server includes a casing, a motherboard, a power supply unit and a pair of expansion modules. The motherboard is disposed in the casing, and the motherboard includes two slots disposed in the casing. The power supply unit is disposed in the casing and under the motherboard. The expansion modules are disposed in the casing, and each of the expansion modules includes a connecting card and a plurality of expansion cards. When the connecting card is electrically coupled to one of the slots of the motherboard, the expansion modules are disposed at two opposite sides of the motherboard correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Chou
  • Patent number: 8755193
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a customized storage container includes a generally rectangular housing and at least one printed circuit board contained within the rectangular housing. The customized storage container encloses a first row of interconnector modules that are positioned adjacent to a first, open end of the rectangular housing. The customized storage container also encloses a second row of interconnector modules positioned adjacent to the first, open end of the rectangular housing. At least one air vent is positioned along a side of the rectangular housing and adjacent to a second, closed end of the rectangular housing. According to one exemplary embodiment, the storage container can comprise a single printed circuit board for supporting the first and second row of interconnector modules. In another exemplary embodiment, the storage container can comprise two printed circuit boards for supporting the first and second rows interconnector modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Netapp, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason M. Stuhlsatz, Mohamad El-Batal, Macen Shinsato
  • Patent number: 8749993
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device of the embodiment includes a pair of racks, a box-shaped main body having a front face, a first side face which intersects with the front face, and a second side face which is opposed to the first side face, a first fixing portion which is fixed to the first side face and also to one of the racks, a second fixing portion which is fixed to the second side face and also to the other one of the racks, and a module which is mounted in the first fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tsutomu Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8635763
    Abstract: A method for assembling a portable computing device is disclosed. A number of operational components can be inserted into an extruded seamless housing through either a top or bottom opening in the housing. In some embodiments the housing can be radio frequency transparent so that the operational components disposed within the housing can send and receive wireless signals. The operational components can be aligned by internal rails disposed within the housing for positioning and supporting the operational components in an assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Zadesky, Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 8624133
    Abstract: A filler panel for an electronics shelf is provided. The electronics shelf includes a number of slots each configured to receive an electronic device. The filler panel includes a non-conductive main body that includes a front wall, a side wall, and a back wall. The front wall and back wall are configured to fill a width of a slot of the electronics shelf and the side wall is configured to extend into a depth of the slot. The filler panel also includes an electromagnetic shielding portion made of a conductive material and coupled to the main body. Furthermore, the main body includes one or more cable clips each configured to retain one or more cables within the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Albert Pedoeem, Paul V. Shannon, Mahesh Mistry, Larry Fox, Roberto Medrano, Jimmy O. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 8274786
    Abstract: An I/O housing holds an I/O port and is pivotable between a housed position, wherein the I/O housing is held snugly flat in a chassis of the computer, and an extended position, wherein the port end of the housing is distanced from the chassis. The I/O housing can mechanically engage an I/O device with the port establishing communication between the I/O device and the computer processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Sapper, Peter Geoffrey Gaucher, Howard Jeffrey Locker, Michael Terrell Vanover, Shigeki Mori, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Hidenori Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8199523
    Abstract: Communication apparatus includes a case including a front panel and having a rear side opposite the front panel. A computer motherboard includes a processor and a bus having bus slots, and is mounted in the case so that the bus slots are located adjacent to the rear side of the case. One or more communication adapter cards, each of which includes a bus connector compatible with the bus and one or more ports for receiving a communication cable, are mounted in the case so that the ports are accessible at the front panel. Bus extension circuitry is connected inside the case between the bus slots on the motherboard and the one or more communication adapter cards, and includes a backplane including at least one backplane slot, for receiving the bus connector of the one or more communication adapter cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Silicom Ltd.
    Inventor: David Castiel
  • Patent number: 8189345
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention relate to electronics modules, enclosure assemblies housing at least one such electronics module, and systems (e.g., missiles or unmanned vehicles) that may employ such enclosure assemblies. In one embodiment, an electronics module includes a first plate extending generally in a first plane, and a second plate spaced from the first plate and extending generally in a second plane. The electronics module further includes a plurality of electronic board assemblies each of which extends generally in a respective plane and is in thermal communication with at least one of the first and second plates. Each electronic board assembly may be positioned between the first and second plates and oriented so that the respective plane thereof is non-parallel relative to the first and second planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Rapp, Nicholas J. Nagurny, Brent I. Gouldey, Mark Jones, Wendy S. Normark
  • Patent number: 8169788
    Abstract: A printed board to be loaded into a printed-board-receiving structure having a backboard and a guide rail, the backboard having a connector plug-in connectable to a connector on the printed board, the guide rail guiding the printed board toward the backboard and having a groove including a sloping portion, the printed board includes a sloping portion forming a projection at an end of the printed board, the projection being fittable and slidable along the groove in the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shouyama, Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Yoshiaki Tobimatsu, Kazuya Fuke
  • Patent number: 8134844
    Abstract: A portable terminal generally includes a first or main body and a second or sub-body. The sub-body is slidable relative to the main body between a closed position and an opened position. The sub-body is configured to drop downwardly into a stepped-down portion of the main body when the sub-body is in the opened position. At least one biasing device or elastic means may be provided for applying a force for biasing the sub-body to drop downwardly towards the stepped-down portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Kwang Duck Park
  • Patent number: 8072776
    Abstract: A pressure compensating enclosure comprises a sealed enclosure having substantially rigid outer walls and an interior cavity adapted to receive components to be protected by the enclosure. The sealed enclosure has an aperture in one of its outer walls which is sealingly coupled to a hollow, elastic member disposed in the enclosure so as to be in fluid communication with the exterior of the enclosure. An incompressible fluid substantially fills the sealed enclosure, wherein in response to a change in temperature of the enclosure, the volume occupied by the incompressible fluid changes and the hollow elastic member deforms responsive to the change in volume of the incompressible fluid sufficient to pressure balance the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Donald L. Levine
  • Patent number: 8050893
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, a computer-based system and a computer-readable medium having computer-readable code embodied therein for creating the specifications for the fabrication of a fully customized enclosure housing internal components. First a suitable three dimensional template representing a basic form of the enclosure is chosen from a plurality of predetermined three dimensional templates and sized. Each face of the enclosure is selected and customized by selecting specific design features from a range of predetermined design options as necessary until a complete set of specifications for the enclosure is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Protocase Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. Lilley, Douglas I. Milburn, Stephen F. Manley
  • Patent number: 8035985
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic equipment rack arrangement principle. In order to allow for the maximum use of COTS (component off the shelf) modules, or, at least, maximum use of “standardized” modules, primarily in relation to the electronic functions of said rack, the electronic equipment rack according to the invention offers a configuration in which the function modules (3) and the interface modules (8) are juxtaposed, preferably vertically, and the electronic functions handled by the function modules (3) are decoupled from the interface functions handled by the interface modules (8). Such a rack also allows for all the maintenance operations to be done through the front panel (F) of said rack, all of its component modules being made accessible from this side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Gérard Nemoz, Philippe Bieth, Christophe Tuzi
  • Patent number: 8031481
    Abstract: The present invention is provided a structure for mounting a printed board in which each connector that is attached to each of a plurality of sub printed boards, which are juxtaposed to one another with respect to a main printed board secured to a metal backboard, is inserted into each of a plurality of connectors that are juxtaposed to one another on the main printed board so that the sub printed boards are mounted on the main printed board by the connector connections. Parts of both ends of an area in proximity to a semiconductor-device mounted area on each of the sub printed boards ate pinched between a first metal frame and a second metal frame so that each of the sub printed boards are secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimoirisa, Atsumi Kawata, Fusaaki Kozawa
  • Patent number: 7876575
    Abstract: The present invention includes a ceiling portion 8, bottom portion 9, a substrate housing portion 3 formed by a side walls 5 to 7, a plurality of wafer slots 11 arrayed in parallel on the inner surface of the side walls 6 and 7, a slit portion 12 formed in an extended manner along the array direction of the wafer slots 11 on each of a second side wall 6 and a third side wall 7, a slide portion 18 movably arrayed along each of the slit portions 12, a plurality of substrate securing pieces arrayed with substantially the same intervals with the intervals of the wafer slots 11 on the inner surface of the slide portion 18, in which, with the slide portion being in a substrate securing position, the substrate housing pieces press and secure the substrate on the wafer slot 11, and in a substrate securing releasing position, the substrate housing pieces move separately from a circumferential portion of the substrate and releases a securing state of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Elpida Memory, Inc.
    Inventor: Kohei Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 7830670
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for individually changing the peripheral cards of an electronic device, when the cards are operationally held inside a chassis on a rack cabinet. Included is a platform for holding the peripheral cards, and a slide carrier mounted on the chassis for moving the platform with cards into and out of the internal chamber of the chassis. Importantly, this is done while the chassis remains stationary on the rack cabinet. When moved outside the chassis chamber, each peripheral card can be individually handled (i.e. installed or removed) without contact or operational interference with other peripheral cards held on the platform. Adapters on the platform can be adjusted to accommodate the dimensions of each peripheral card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Mission Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: George Buchert, Julia M. Elbert
  • Patent number: 7830671
    Abstract: The invention relates to the casings for portable communications devices. In particular the invention provides a casing formed from precious materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Vertu Limited
    Inventor: Frank Nuovo
  • Patent number: 7813143
    Abstract: A telecommunications arrangement including a chassis, at least one power supply, and a plurality of conversion modules that provide an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical signal conversion. The chassis includes a separate back plane made up of individual back panels. The back panels are attached to the chassis by a tab and swell latch. The conversion modules include a printed circuit board, an input/output arrangement of connectors, and a radius limiter mounted to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dorenkamp, Vern Loch, Jeffrey Peters, Wayne Nelson
  • Patent number: 7791894
    Abstract: A rackmount storage server has a printed circuit board (PCB) having connectors for connecting with a plurality of top-loading storage devices. A controller assembly having a PCI expansion slot, is arranged to operatively connect to the passive backplane from a rear side of the PCB. Further, the rackmount storage server has redundant cooling unit for facilitating air flow in an interior region of the rackmount storage server. Further, the rackmount storage server may have an integrated battery for saving power for use in case of, for example, a power failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Andreas V. Bechtolsheim
  • Patent number: 7733666
    Abstract: A circuit board storage bag and a storage rack are disclosed. A plurality of printed circuit board storage bags for accommodating a circuit board comprise a front surface portion and a rear surface portion opposed to the obverse and reverse surfaces, respectively, of the circuit board accommodated in the circuit board storage bag and connecting portions for connecting the front surface portion and the rear surface portion. The front surface portion and the rear surface portion bend at the connecting portions to open and close the circuit board storage bag for use in transporting the circuit board. The circuit boards are stored in a storage rack having an inclined mounting surface for mounting the storage bags and a bag stopper at the lower end of the mounting surface. The bags are stored in vertical position on one side at the lower end of the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ichihara, Shozo Suzuki, Shoichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7715208
    Abstract: A configurable multi-faceted input/output (I/O) panel may be used in a computer or electronic device to present multiple I/O interfaces to a user. The configurable multi-faceted I/O panels may be configured by a user such that one of a plurality of different I/O faces is accessible to the user. Of course, many alternatives, variations, and modifications are possible without departing from this embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edoardo Campini, Javier Leija, William Handley
  • Patent number: 7701727
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (10) includes a body section (11), a film keypad (12), a printed circuit board (13) and a positioning device. The body section (11) defines an opening (111). The film keypad (12) is mounted to the body section (11). The positioning device is configured for aligning the film keypad (12) with the printed circuit board (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Chuan Chuang, Pao-Ching Mao, Chi-Chang Cheng, Kuo-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 7698491
    Abstract: A modular patch panel for interconnecting a data storage system controller to data storage enclosures is provided. The modular patch panel includes a chassis and modular interface circuitry. The chassis has a front end and a back end, the front end and the back end being horizontally opposed, the back end attaching to a panel portion of a rack system, the panel portion electrically connecting to the data storage enclosures over a set of point-to-point connections. The modular interface circuitry has (a) a data storage interface portion electrically connected to the set of point-to-point connections through the panel and (b) a controller interface portion electrically connecting to the data storage system controller through the front end. The modular interface circuitry is interchangeable through an opening in the front end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph P. King, Jr., William Brian Cunningham, Ilhan Gundogan
  • Patent number: 7673022
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus having a function for exploiting higher performance than a single server module by constituting an SMP by combining a plurality of server modules, a user is inhibited from illegally constituting an SMP construction that exceeds license information. When a partition is constituted by a construction against the SMP license information, a slot number representing the number of server modules belonging to a partition and mounted to a chassis and the number of server modules in the same partition are checked and the SMP construction is inhibited when they do not fall within the range of the slot number and the number of server modules in the license information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuhiro Kawaji, Yoshinori Wakai, Nakaba Osano
  • Patent number: 7660560
    Abstract: A battery cover latching assembly (50) for a portable electronic device (100) includes a housing (20), a first cover (10) configured for attaching to a first side of the housing, and a second cover (30) configured for attaching to a second side of the housing. The battery cover latching assembly includes a locking portion (131), a latch (342), and a button (40). The locking portion is formed on the first cover. The latch is formed on the second cover, the latch is engageable with the locking portion so as to lock the first cover and second cover with each other. The button is configured so as to be retained by the housing, the button is operable to deform the latch so as to unlock the first cover and the second cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Zhou-Quan Zuo, Chia-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 7643309
    Abstract: A ruggedized electronics sub-system module is disclosed. The ruggedized electronics sub-system module includes a ruggedized housing and an electronic sub-system environmentally sealed within the ruggedized housing. At least one electrical interface is configured to couple to an external electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve I. Lebo
  • Patent number: 7607587
    Abstract: A card device includes a card casing accommodating a circuit board. The card device is capable of being inserted into and pulled out from a card slot in an apparatus in which the card device is to be mounted. An anti-slipping member is anchored and exposed at a rear-end wall portion of a peripheral wall of the card casing for being held at least when the card device is inserted or pulled out. The rear-end wall portion is positioned at a rear end of the card device opposite to the end of the card device that is inserted into the card slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Fukuchi, Wataru Kakinoki
  • Patent number: 7593233
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module for a measuring device and to a measuring device. The inventive module for a measuring device is provided with a plug-in contact element for the electrical contact of the plug-and-socket plate of the measuring device which is used for data transfer. Said module for the measuring device comprises a main circuit card arranged in the first circuit card space. Said first circuit card space is formed by at least one first element of the body which encompasses the circuit card in a closed manner on the level of the external periphery thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Torsten Mueller, Birgit Seitz, Reiner Hausdorf, Rudolf Reckziegel
  • Patent number: 7542306
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a chassis and a cassette. The chassis includes a first electronic circuit board with a first connector, chassis flex circuitry with a disengageable contacts, a controller in communication with the chassis flex circuitry, and a power supply in communication with the controller and the first electronic circuit board. The cassette is selectively securable to the chassis, the cassette including a second electronic circuit board with a second connector, and a cassette handle with cassette flex circuitry that includes a switch and disengageable contacts, wherein securing the cassette to the chassis positions the disengageable contacts of the cassette flex circuitry in engagement with the disengageable contacts of the chassis flex circuitry to form a circuit and positions the first connector in electronic communication with the second connector, and wherein the circuit allows the controller to detect the condition of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Michael Kerrigan
  • Patent number: 7508682
    Abstract: A housing for an electrical circuit having a metal base with an open top and a metal lid which overlies the open top of the base and forms an interior chamber adapted to contain an electronic circuit. The outer periphery of the lid is attached to the base by friction stir welding to thereby form a hermetically sealed chamber dimensioned to contain an electronic circuit. An electronic port is electrically connected to the electronic circuit and accessible exteriorly of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Harsha Badarinarayan, Kazutaka Okamoto, Frank Hunt
  • Patent number: 7508677
    Abstract: Presented is a detachable module connector comprising a main body with a first section, a second section, and a first opening extending through the first section and the second section, wherein the inner dimensions of the opening in the first section are different from the inner dimensions of the opening in the second section and the opening in the first section is sized to fit around a printed circuit board. The detachable connector is used to couple an electronic module that includes a printed circuit board to a host device. Also presented is a method of building a module using this detachable connector. The detachable connector simplifies the module manufacturing process because the module does not involve the costly hand-soldering and pcb-turning steps of the conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Ice, Stephen T. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7499284
    Abstract: A hand-held game machine (10) includes a horizontally-long rectangular housing (12), and the housing is covered with a cover (14) almost entirely. A main surface of the housing is curved so as to become higher at the center of the housing in a horizontal direction and become lower toward right and left end portions. The cover to be attached on the housing is also curved according to the curve. At a center of the cover, a transparent window (34) is formed, and a display (36) is placed below it on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Kawanobe, Tomoyuki Sakiyama
  • Patent number: 7495931
    Abstract: A patch panel system including a chassis and a plurality of modules. The chassis includes elongated structures configured to interconnect top, bottom and side portions of the chassis. The elongated structures are also configured to receive and secure a printed circuit board and the plurality of modules to the chassis. The modules include a housing and a module card. The card can include a variety of connections that provide communication to connections located on a back plane of the chassis. The system can include a combination of passive and active modules that are interchangeable to provide a variety of interface configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Clark, Loren Mattson
  • Patent number: 7492606
    Abstract: A portable game and digital communication device. The communication device comprises first and second side housings, which include a plurality of keys for video gaming controls. Additionally, the first and second side housings are rotatable about a central axis of the device, such the each of first and second side housings becomes a handle for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong-Woo Kim, Jung-Hee Jang, Young-Seok Yoon
  • Patent number: 7489522
    Abstract: A case for electronic equipment includes: a chassis that includes at least a bottom plate of an enclosure having a box-shaped outer shell; a stay that holds a motherboard perpendicularly with respect to the bottom plate; guide members that are provided with slots for guiding a substrate unit to be perpendicularly plugged into the motherboard by way of a connector, the guide members being disposed on both sides for guiding the substrate unit, and being configured to pull out integrally with the motherboard towards a plug-in side from which the substrate unit is plugged in; and a cover that includes at least a top cover side of the enclosure except for a portion corresponding to the bottom plate and a portion corresponding to the plug-in side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tsutomu Hoshino, Akira Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 7473931
    Abstract: An improved device and method for mounting an avionic system is shown. The design provides varying locations of key components, which allows a single mounting system to be used with several varieties and configurations of aircraft within the crowded confines of an instrument panel. Ranges of flexibility with this system include the ability to arrange modules horizontally, and the ability to locate the display unit vertically. The multi-dimensional mounting flexibility of the mounting system shown allows electronic modules to be mounted in close proximity to a display unit, which greatly increases accessibility of the modules over prior configurations where modules were housed in the nose of the aircraft, the rear of the aircraft, or other remote locations. Installation, repair, and replacement are all greatly simplified with this configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Garmin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Beseth, Sheldon T. Wheaton, Walter J. Rolston, Jared S. Klein
  • Patent number: 7466558
    Abstract: Provided is a portable electronic device which employs a simple structure to prevent a waterproof cap fitted in a through hole for a flexible wiring board from coming off outward. The through hole is formed in a side face of an upper housing. The flexible wiring board is inserted into the through hole. The flexible wiring board has the waterproof cap formed therein and fitted in the through hole. A hinge cover member is attached to the upper housing in such a way as to cover the flexible wiring board. A pull-stop claw formed on the hinge cover member covers a flange of the waterproof cap from outside the upper housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Yasuda
  • Patent number: 7465170
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer system comprises at least one input/output device, and a motherboard designed in compliance with an ATX form factor standard and comprising eight slots to receive input/output cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Raphael Gay, Christine Lin
  • Patent number: 7457133
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus with natural convection structure is disclosed. The electronic apparatus with natural convection structure includes a main body to be placed on a surface, a hole piercing through the main body from a top surface to a bottom surface of the main body, and a supporting device disposed on the bottom surface of the main body. Via the specific height of the supporting device, the air under and near the bottom surface of the main body can flow through the hole for improving heat-dissipation of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lien-Jin Chiang, Chun-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 7445156
    Abstract: A data management device and library are provided for organizing, holding, and providing electrical connectivity to multiple memory cards. The data management device can comprise a device body, a plurality of sockets to accommodate the data storage media, an electrical connector, and a power management circuit. Data can be retrieved from or transferred to the selected memory cards utilizing the device. The data management library can be utilized to interconnect multiple devices and can be daisy chained to other libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: James A. McDonald
  • Patent number: RE41917
    Abstract: Fuse relay box apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture are shown. A fuse relay box comprises a cover and base, with optional seal. The base comprises a number of channels adapted for use by either a fuse or relay. Some channels may be useable by a diode as well. Terminals for the contacts of these components are connected to the contacts of the components through the channels. Mounting flexibility is also provided so the box is either side or bottom mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Boyd