Radio Type Patents (Class 361/814)
  • Patent number: 10353443
    Abstract: An example carrier module may include a carrier board. The carrier board may include a storage drive interface and an adapter connector in electrical communication with the storage drive interface. The adapter connector may engage with a complementary adapter receiver. The adapter connector may include a plurality of signal pins, at least one ground pin that is longer than the signal pins, and at least one power pin that is longer than the signal pins. The plurality of signal pins, the at least one ground pin, and the at least one power pin may engage with the adapter receiver to facilitate electrical communication between the adapter receiver and the adapter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S. Bunker, Timothy A. McCree, Stephen Spencer
  • Patent number: 10349193
    Abstract: An interface device (12) is provided, adapted to wirelessly couple at least one hearing device to a cellular phone (10), wherein the interface device (12) is adapted to be mechanically coupled to the cellular phone (10) by means a cellular phone protection shell (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONOVA AG
    Inventors: Paul Javier Schurter, Michael Eckardt
  • Patent number: 10254787
    Abstract: A mobile information handling system comprising a chassis having a processor, a memory, and a wireless interface with a display screen operatively coupled to the chassis and the chassis and display screen having a spring, such as shape memory foam pads, internally mounted therein and compressed between the chassis and the display screen and a mechanical connector fittingly engaging an access side of the chassis with the display screen, wherein the mechanical connector maintains pressure on the spring by holding the display screen in a closed position and an access seam at the edge of the display screen is operable to open due to a counter force exerted by the spring when the mechanical connector is disengaged from the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Mark Menendez
  • Patent number: 10194547
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic product metal shell with an antenna groove and a method of manufacturing the same. The electronic product metal shell includes a metal layer, a hard anodic oxidation layer, a step recess, an antenna groove and a non-conductive material filled in the antenna groove. The metal layer may have a first surface and a second surface. The hard anodic oxidation layer may be coated on the first surface and the second surface of the metal layer. The step recess may be formed through the hard anodic oxidation layer on the first surface of the metal layer and partially into the metal layer. The antenna groove may be formed within the step recess extending through the metal layer to expose an inner side of the hard anodic oxidation layer on the second surface of the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Baorong Jiang, Chongchong Liao, Aihua Li, Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 10103532
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing MediaLink Interconnection Boxes (“MIBs”). In some embodiments, a plurality of MediaLink Interconnection Boxes (“MIBs”) or media interconnection devices, which may be disposed throughout a recreational vehicle (“RV”) park or other bulk service provider application sites, or the like, may serve as demarcation units designed to each provide an accessible indoor or outdoor interface where long-term or temporary/transient customers can directly connect to land line service (e.g., POTS service), video or television service, and/or Ethernet or Internet services provided by one or more service providers. Fiber-to-Drop-Point (“FTDP”) and/or point-to-point fiber insertion within a passive optical network (“PON”) communications system may be implemented using apical conduit systems in conjunction with the MIBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Elford, Diana L. Unser, Pete A. Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 9958898
    Abstract: A mobile information handling system comprising a chassis having a processor, a memory, and a wireless interface with a display screen operatively coupled to the chassis and the chassis having a spring, such as shape memory foam pads, internally mounted thereon and compressed between the chassis and the display screen and a mechanical connector fittingly engaging an access side of the chassis with the display screen, wherein the mechanical connector maintains pressure on the spring by holding the display screen in a closed position and an access seam at the edge of the display screen is operable to open due to a counter force exerted by the spring when the mechanical connector is disengaged from the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, Mark Menendez
  • Patent number: 9927851
    Abstract: An example carrier module may comprise a carrier board, which may include a storage drive interface. The storage drive interface may engage with a storage drive so the storage drive can electrically communicate with the storage drive interface. The carrier board may further include an adapter connector in electrical communication with the storage drive interface. The adapter connector may removably engage with a complementary adapter receiver and may include multiple signal pins, and a ground pin and a power pin which are longer than the signal pins. The pins may facilitate electrical communication between the adapter receiver and the adapter connector. The carrier board may also include a power storage component in electrical communication with the storage drive interface and the adapter connector. The power storage component may receive and store a power input from the adapter receiver and may provide the power input to the storage drive interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Michael S Bunker, Timothy A McCree, Stephen Spencer
  • Patent number: 9893334
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame device (18) for accommodating storage cells (12) of an energy storage module (10), in particular a battery module, comprising—two plate-like closure elements (20) which form two ends (22, 24) of the frame device (18) that are opposite one another along an axis (14), —connection elements (30) which are arranged on mutually opposite sides (26, 28) of the frame device (18) and which extend from one end (22) to the other end (24) of the frame device (18) and mechanically connect the two closure elements (20) over a distance. For connection to the two closure elements (20), provision is made for each of the connection elements (30) to be provided at each of the ends thereof with a pin (42) which is oriented transversely to the axis (14) and which respectively engages in a cutout (40) in one of the closure elements (20) and is releasably fixed there by means of a respective latch-type securing element (32). The invention further relates to a corresponding energy storage module (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolai Joerg, Dirk Liepold, Jochen Schweinbenz, Jonas Schuetz, Kushtrim Krasniqi, Lukasz Paczkowski, Markus Kohlberger, Steffen Benz, Ulrich Lange
  • Patent number: 9877097
    Abstract: A housing having a port for reducing wind-induced noise in a communication device. The housing includes a first channel, a second channel, and a ridge between the first and second channels. The housing further includes a tunnel extending through the ridge, which tunnel connects the first and second channels. The housing further includes a microphone port beneath the ridge, which microphone port is connected to the tunnel and connects the tunnel to a microphone cavity in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Teik Seng Saw, Cheah Heng Tan, Huoy Thyng Yow
  • Patent number: 9814165
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices, and systems that relate to electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters that, in certain embodiments, comprise: (a) a housing comprising a substantially enclosed first compartment and a substantially enclosed second compartment; (b) a first circuit card located in the first compartment of the housing that converts a signal transmitted on a conductive based medium to a signal transmitted on a non-conductive based medium; (c) a second circuit card located in the second compartment of the housing that converts a signal transmitted on a non-conductive based medium to a signal transmitted on a conductive based medium; (d) at least one non-conductive based medium that transmits a signal from the first circuit card to the second circuit card; and (e) at least one waveguide through which the non-conductive based medium passes from the first compartment to the second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: DJM ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen D. McNally
  • Patent number: 9754741
    Abstract: An assembled structure includes a metal plate having a first main surface and a second main surface, and having a through hole, as well as a resin member assembled with the metal plate and disposed on the second main surface side so as to have a portion fitted within the through hole. Assuming that an opening when the through hole is viewed in a plan view has a first width at a point along the opening and a second width measured in parallel to the first width at a point shifted toward the outer side of the opening, a combination of the first width and the second width can be determined such that the second width is larger than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouta Hibino
  • Patent number: 9525933
    Abstract: An ultrathin speaker module, comprising: a casing provided with a sound hole thereon; a speaker unit comprising a diaphragm; a first separating wall provided with a diaphragm accommodating hole, wherein the diaphragm is fixed in the diaphragm accommodating hole, and the first separating wall and the diaphragm separate the internal space of the casing into an upper space and a lower space; and a second separating wall, which separates the upper space into one first upper cavity and at least one second upper cavity, wherein the first upper cavity comprises the diaphragm and forms a front acoustic cavity, and the front acoustic cavity is in communication with the outside through the sound hole on the casing; and the at least one second upper cavity is in communication with the lower space through a through hole on the first separating wall, and forms a rear acoustic cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Shuangshuang Fan, Dan Han, Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 9380138
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided comprising: a display screen; a sensing unit for sensing a respective state of each one of a plurality of sub-covers, the plurality of sub-covers being part of a cover for protecting the display screen; and a controller configured to perform an operation based on the respective state of each one of the plurality of sub-covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Yoon Cha
  • Patent number: 9324687
    Abstract: A device and fabrication techniques are described that employ wafer-level packaging techniques to fabricate semiconductor devices that include an embedded integrated circuit chip device and an embedded passive device on a semiconductor wafer device. In implementations, the wafer-level package device includes a semiconductor wafer device, an embedded integrated circuit chip, an embedded passive device, an encapsulation structure covering at least a portion of the semiconductor wafer device, the embedded integrated circuit chip, and the embedded passive device, at least one redistribution layer structure, and at least one solder bump for providing electrical interconnectivity to the devices. Once the wafer is singulated into semiconductor devices, the semiconductor devices may be mounted to a printed circuit board, and the solder bumps may provide electrical interconnectivity through the backside of the device that interface with pads of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit S. Kelkar, Karthik Thambidurai, Peter R. Harper, Viren Khandekar
  • Patent number: 9312607
    Abstract: A package for active electronics is provided. The package includes a housing structure configured to house the active electronics, a connector element and an interposer element disposed to define a tie point between the housing structure and the connector element such that the tie point is remote from respective edges of the housing structure and the connector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven R. Wolf
  • Patent number: 9270808
    Abstract: A computerized method of customizing hardware for a mobile phone is provided. The method includes receiving shell selection information from a user input device, identifying a set of hardware components, the set of hardware components generated based on a compatibility between the hardware components and the shell selection information, and outputting the identified set of compatible hardware components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Philip A. Eckhoff, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David B. Tuckerman, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9237389
    Abstract: A portable electronic device that provides compact configurations for audio elements are disclosed. The audio elements can be drivers (e.g., speakers) or receivers (e.g., microphones). In one embodiment, an audio element can be mounted on or coupled to an intermediate structure (e.g., a flexible electrical substrate) having an opening therein to allow audio sound to pass there through. In another embodiment, an audio chamber can be formed to assist in directing audio sound between an opening an outer housing and a flexible electronic substrate to which the audio element is mounted or coupled thereto. In still another embodiment, a barrier, such as a mesh barrier, can be provided in an opening of an outer housing so that undesired foreign substances can be blocked from further entry into the opening in the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michelle Yu, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Shaohai Chen
  • Patent number: 9192064
    Abstract: An electronic module includes a housing, a back and a front, wherein the back is configured with a retainer for latchment in a support system and a movable cover connected to the housing is disposed at the front, a receptacle is disposed in a top region of the front of the housing, the receptacle is configured to receive a first hinge piece of a hinge, with a latching mechanism, connecting the housing and the cover, the cover is configured at a first end as a second hinge piece of the hinge, a first opening is disposed perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the cover at the first end in an enclosure of the cover into which an axial casing is inserted, and the first hinge piece has a second opening into which a partial region of the axial casing is inserted to form an axis of rotation of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hannes Rümpler
  • Patent number: 9030832
    Abstract: A compact proximity sensor for use in a portable computing device is described. In particular various embodiments of a proximity sensor which fits in an extremely small portion of a cellular phone, and accurately determine the presence of a user's head in close proximity to a surface of the cellular phone. In particular, a high yield assembly process for installing the compact proximity sensor is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kelvin Kwong, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Jared Mitchell Kole
  • Patent number: 9025337
    Abstract: A wireless module includes a wireless signal transceiver and a transferring unit. The wireless module is assembled to a connector unit after the wireless signal transceiver is assembled to the transferring unit. Therefore, the connector unit transmits and receives wireless signals through the wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 9025343
    Abstract: A telecommunication distribution box includes a housing and an electrical component mounted in the housing. A cover plate is movably connected to the housing and is movable between open and closed positions. A lip extends outwardly from the cover plate. The lip covers the electrical component when the cover plate is in the closed position to prevent accessing and removing the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Kent Lebo, David Owen Corp
  • Patent number: 8994517
    Abstract: A remote controller is arranged for selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources. The remote controller has an omnidirectional transmitter and is arranged to instruct, by means of the omnidirectional transmitter, the light sources to transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source. Further, the remote controller has a directional signal receiver, and is arranged to receive the directional signals from the light sources, and signal comparison circuitry connected with the directional signal receiver. The remote controller is arranged to select one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the remote controller comprises a transmission indicator, which is arranged to generate an indication signal, indicative of a successful omnidirectional transmission, and it is arranged to initiate the selection of one of the light sources by means of the indication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendricus Theodorus Gerardus Maria Penning De Vries, George Frederic Yianni, James Joseph Anthony McCormack
  • Publication number: 20150085462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an EMI shielding material that has a mixture that constitutes 70 wt % to 98 wt % of the EMI shielding material, wherein the mixture has: 1) a dendritic copper filler having copper dendritic crystals of lengths ranging from 0.1 ?m to 50 ?m, 2) a flaky copper filler having copper flakes of diameters ranging from 0.1 ?m to 50 ?m, 3) a resin binder, and 4) a diluent. The present invention also relates to an EMI shielding device made by applying the EMI shielding material on a surface of an electronic unit and by a following heating. The EMI shielding device has a volume resistivity of 10?5 to 10?3 acm. The invention also provides a method for making the EMI shielding device, a package module employing the foregoing EMI shielding device for shielding electromagnetic interference and an appliance employing the foregoing EMI shielding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshinari MATSUDA
  • Patent number: 8983399
    Abstract: Provided is an in-millimeter-wave dielectric transmission device. The in-millimeter-wave dielectric transmission device includes a semiconductor chip provided on one interposer substrate and capable of in-millimeter-wave dielectric transmission, an antenna structure connected to the semiconductor chip, two semiconductor packages including a molded resin configured to cover the semiconductor chip and the antenna structure, and a dielectric transmission path provided between the two semiconductor packages to transmit a millimeter wave signal. The semiconductor packages are mounted such that the antenna structures thereof are arranged with the dielectric transmission path interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kawamura, Yasuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 8981912
    Abstract: A method of selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources by means of a remote controller includes the remote controller: instructing, by omnidirectional transmission, the light sources to each transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source; —receiving the directional signals from the light sources; and selecting one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the method includes: generating, remotely of the light sources, codes to be transmitted by the light sources; and—the remote controller instructing each one of the light sources which one of the remotely determined codes to transmit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendricus Theodorus Gerardus Maria Penning De Vries, George Frederic Yianni
  • Patent number: 8965466
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pouch for a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal having the same. The pouch includes a base defining a space for receiving at least part of a terminal body therein, a slide unit disposed within the base, and relatively slidable with respect to the base along a lengthwise direction of the terminal body, the slide unit supporting the terminal body, an elastic unit disposed between the base and the slide unit to apply an elastic force, a guide unit configured to guide the relative sliding of the slide unit, and a locking unit configured to lock and unlock the slide unit at and from a preset position of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seokhwan Oh, Dongguk Kang, Jongbeom Han, Zhimin Choo, Jongseok Park, Minsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 8891250
    Abstract: An integrated audio device, such as, for example, a table-top radio, including a housing, a speaker disposed within the housing, a switching power supply disposed within the housing, and audio circuitry disposed within the housing and coupled between the digital switching power supply and the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cue, Inc.
    Inventors: John Bergman, Bryan Peterson, Joshua Gathje
  • Publication number: 20140286361
    Abstract: A device for consolidating cables is provided, along with a method of consolidating Other embodiments are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifford M. Risher-Kelly
  • Patent number: 8842443
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly includes a main PCB, a body PCB and a cover PCB. The main PCB has a first electronic component mounted thereon. The body PCB is mounted on the main PCB and includes a cavity therethrough. The first electronic component is positioned within the cavity when the body PCB is mounted on the main PCB. The cover PCB is aligned and mounted on the body PCB to cover the cavity. The cover PCB has a second electronic component mounted on a surface thereof. When the cover PCB is mounted on the body PCB, the second electronic component is positioned within the cavity and faces the main PCB. A method of fabricating the PCB assembly and a mobile terminal including the PCB assembly are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gukchan Lim, Seehyung Lee, Kun Joo, Sangmo Park, Jinsu Lee, Dongchul Jin, Sooyoul Yang, Yoonho Kim
  • Patent number: 8830687
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices 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 shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Kevin Earl Meyer, Timothy D. Garner, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Patent number: 8811034
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a first body and a second body is provided. The first body has a first operating surface. The second body covers the first operating surface and includes a back cover and a main body. The back cover is slidably disposed on the first body along a first axis. The back cover is suitable for sliding relative to the first body, such that the first operating surface is exposed by the second body. The main body is pivoted to the back cover along a second axis and has a second operating surface. The main body is suitable for pivoting relative to the back cover to change a relative position between the first operating surface and the second operating surface. The first axis is parallel to the second operating surface, and the second axis is perpendicular to the second operating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Hung-Yi Lee
  • Publication number: 20140220893
    Abstract: A Bluetooth receiving device with a decorative function includes a Bluetooth body and a decorative cover coupled to the Bluetooth body to form an ornament. The ornament may be a facial ornament, a brooch, a wristlet, a tie clip or an ornament retained to a user's personal belonging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen Qintong Technology Limited
    Inventor: Shengling Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140185264
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for a package or a package-on-package (PoP) device. An IC package or a PoP device may comprise an electrical path connecting a die and a decoupling capacitor, wherein the electrical path may have a width in a range from about 8 um to about 44 um and a length in a range from about 10 um to about 650 um. The decoupling capacitor and the die may be contained in a same package, or at different packages within a PoP device, connected by contact pads, redistribution layers (RDLs), and connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsu-Hsien Chen, Chih-Hua Chen, En-Hsiang Yeh, Monsen Liu, Chen-Shien Chen
  • Publication number: 20140185263
    Abstract: A replacement radio which can be used to replace a wide range of older automobile radios and fit into an almost unlimited number of dashboard configurations comprises an interchangeable radio display assembly having a radio display sized to fit into an original automobile dashboard radio display opening and a separate radio case having radio electronics therein. The separate radio display assembly is operatively connected to the radio electronics in the radio case, such as by a cable extending between the two. Separate control knob shafts and associated controls can also be provided which are operatively connected to the radio, such as by cables. With a separate radio display assembly and separate control knob shafts, there is no limit to where the radio case can be placed with respect to the dashboard mounting the display and controls and a radio display assembly that fits the particular radio display opening can be used with the radio case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Steven L. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8767406
    Abstract: A mobile phone that is an electronic device includes a bottom housing including a first bottom subhousing. On the first bottom subhousing a rib is provided so as to surround a position where an earphone jack is to be provided and be in with a substrate on which the earphone jack is to be provided. This rib prevents liquid from infiltrating into the bottom housing. Connection terminals of the earphone jack are each connected with other components of the mobile phone such as a CPU via an inner layer of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Otani
  • Patent number: 8749988
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices 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 shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Timothy D. Garner, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Publication number: 20140153211
    Abstract: An electronic device contains circuitry such as radio-frequency transceiver circuitry and antenna structures that are coupled using transmission line paths such as coaxial cable paths. A coaxial cable is mounted within an electronic device housing cable mounting structures. The coaxial cable has a meandering portion that forms a service loop. The cable mounting structures includes grooves that receive the meandering portion of the cable. The grooves may be formed within a molded plastic body. Patterned metal may be formed on the surface of the molded plastic body using laser-based processing techniques. The cable in the meandering portion may have a segment in which an outer cable conductor is exposed. The patterned metal on the molded plastic body may short the exposed outer conductor to the electronic device housing or other ground structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shayan Malek, John B. Ardisana, II, Michael B. Wittenberg
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140133124
    Abstract: A telecommunication distribution box includes a housing and an electrical component mounted in the housing. A cover plate is movably connected to the housing and is movable between open and closed positions. A lip extends outwardly from the cover plate. The lip covers the electrical component when the cover plate is in the closed position to prevent accessing and removing the electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen Kent Lebo, David Owen Corp
  • Publication number: 20140132456
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is provided and includes a plastic frame body, a metal outer frame, a metal inner frame and a first conductive spring. The plastic frame body has an opening, a first locking groove, a first inserting groove and a first protrusive portion formed between the first locking groove and the first inserting groove. The metal outer frame is locked to the first locking groove and fixed on the outside of the plastic frame body. The metal inner frame is inserted into the first inserting groove and fixed in the surroundings of the opening of the plastic frame body. Besides, the metal inner frame is electrically connected to a system ground plane. The first conductive spring clasps the first protrusive portion. The first conductive spring extends into the first locking groove and the first inserting groove so as to electrically connect the metal outer and inner frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching-Sung Wang, Chih-Hsien Wu, Yu-Ju Yu, Bing-Hsiao Wang, Huang-Jen Chen
  • Publication number: 20140133123
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a header for an implantable medical device via a two-shot molding process are described. The two-shot molding processes may include a first molding step that creates a first-shot assembly and a second molding step that creates a second-shot assembly. The first-shot assembly may be formed to include one or more protrusions configured to interact with a second-shot mold and/or molding material in the second molding step. The second molding step may be configured to overmold the first-shot assembly. The header may include an attachment plate at least partially embedded in molding material and configured to be mechanically coupled to a body of the implantable medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jeevan M. Prasannakumar, Christopher M. Haenisch, David Bates, John C. Olson, George Patras, Yanzhu Zhao, Jason P. Weiand
  • Patent number: 8724335
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices 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 shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Kevin Earl Meyer, Timothy D. Garner, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Publication number: 20140126172
    Abstract: A method of fabricating the body of the portable electronic device as well as the resulting portable electronic device and its body are provided to facilitate the transmission of radio frequency signals through the body of the portable electronic device. In the context of a method, at least one aperture and, in some instances, a plurality of apertures are defined by laser perforation through a conductive portion of the body of the portable electronic device. The method may also anodize the conductive portion including at least partially filling the at least one aperture with an anodization layer. As such, the conductive portion of the body of the portable electronic device has a relatively consistent, metallic appearance, even though laser perforation apertures are defined therein for supporting the transmission of radio frequency signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Anton Fahlgren, Harri Lasarov, Sung-Hoon Oh, Axel E. Meyer, Ville Henrikki Vehkapera, Janne H. Rautio, Mika Nenonen, Nicolas Lylyk
  • Publication number: 20140118985
    Abstract: An improved compact mobile phone or other electronic communications device 102 can be provided with reduced lens borders 154 and 156 and a larger viewable display 110 with an edge to edge display lens 114. The display lens can have stepped lateral edges 116 and 118 which can provide lens steps comprising stepped tabs and can have borderless longitudinal edges 120 and 122.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventor: Brian J. Hassember
  • Patent number: 8711576
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus which includes a hinge module includes a first housing in which a window unit is formed in a holding unit which holds the hinge module, a second housing which is joined to the first housing, and a substrate holding member which is arranged between the first housing and the second housing, and wherein the substrate holding member passes through the window unit of the first housing and includes a locking unit which locks the hinge module by being pressed by the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tsukasa Goro, Koji Nakakubo, Satoshi Seino, Masaru Kanazawa
  • Publication number: 20140111961
    Abstract: A wireless broadband device includes: a main body and an end cover, where the main body and the end cover are assembled to form a whole; a first battery is carried in the main body and configured to supply power to a circuit of the main body; a second battery is built in the end cover, where a power output contact of the second battery emerges from an inner side of the end cover; the inner side of the end cover contacts the main body; and the power output contact of the second battery contacts an exposed power input contact point of the circuit of the main body, and when an output voltage of the first battery is smaller than the minimum required voltage for supplying power to the circuit of the main body, the circuit of the main body switches to the second battery for power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangsheng Liu, Zongwei Zhang, Qinghai Liang, Huaqi Hao, Fengxin Wang
  • Publication number: 20140071651
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with electronic components and cowling structures that secure the electronic components. A cowling structure may include a metal portion and an insulating portion that has been insert-molded onto the metal portion. The metal portion and the insert-molded insulating portion may each have an opening that receives a screw. The screws may pass through the respective opening and attach to a substrate. The substrate may be a transparent cover layer for a device display. The cowling structure may press the electronic components against the transparent substrate layer. The device may include an antenna. The insert-molded insulating portion may extend from an edge of the metal portion in the direction of the antenna. The insert-molded insulating portion may prevent one of the screws from forming an electrical connection with the metal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Michael B. Wittenberg, Sawyer I. Cohen, Jared M. Kole, Shayan Malek, David A. Pakula, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Patent number: 8666449
    Abstract: A portable telephone set includes a case having first and second sides opposite to each other, a group of keys is located on the first side of the case, and a card loading mechanism. The case includes first and second portions located on the second side. The first portion can accommodate a battery pack, and the second portion is next to the first portion and accommodates the card loading mechanism. A card in which information is stored can be loaded to the card loading mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20140055237
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile device (10) for activating at least one switch element (40) that is arranged inside a housing (11), having a key unit (20) that comprises at least one contact means (21), wherein the contact means (21) is aligned to the interior (12) of the housing (11) in order to activate the switch element (40), and having a receptacle (13) arranged on the housing (11) to which the key unit (20) is fastened. According to the invention, the receptacle (13) comprises a force transfer region (14) that is arranged between the key unit (20) and the switch element (40) such that the interior (12) of the housing (11) is protected from the outer region (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HUF HÜLSBECK & FÜRST GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Sersch
  • Patent number: 8654544
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a first casing; a second casing; a support member, disposed on the second casing, to support the first casing; a slide rail, engaged with the support member, to support the first casing such that the first casing becomes slidable; and a slide stopper, disposed on the slide rail, to include a stopper surface for the support member and a projecting portion that separates a first end side of the first casing from the second casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Yoshifumi Kajiwara, Hiroyuki Takita, Kazuhiro Tada, Hiroshi Kubo