With Interconnecting Cable Patents (Class 361/827)
  • Patent number: 10219378
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible printed circuit capable of being mounted to an outer edge portion of a display panel including a periphery that is at least partially curved. The flexible printed circuit of the present invention includes: a flexible substrate provided with multiple slits; multiple conductive lines; and multiple terminals electrically coupled with the respective conductive lines in an independent manner. The slits and the conductive lines are disposed in the longitudinal direction of the flexible substrate. The terminals are disposed on a first longitudinal end of the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10187990
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible printed circuit capable of being mounted to an outer edge portion of a display panel including a periphery that is at least partially curved. The flexible printed circuit of the present invention includes: a flexible substrate provided with multiple slits; multiple conductive lines; and multiple terminals electrically coupled with the respective conductive lines in an independent manner. The slits and the conductive lines are disposed in the longitudinal direction of the flexible substrate. The terminals are disposed on a first longitudinal end of the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10084727
    Abstract: A main unit of a director-class switch including a wire-based backplane located in a chassis, having a plurality of slots configured to receive switch boards. The wire-based backplane includes a plurality of harnesses each including first and second cartridges, a plurality of interface port units mounted on each of the first and second cartridges and cables connecting each of the interface port units of the first cartridge to each of the interface port units of the second cartridge. The harnesses are mounted in the chassis such that the interface port units face ends of the slots in a manner configured to mate with corresponding connectors of switch boards inserted into the slots. A plurality of interface port units are mounted in each slot. Each cartridge includes interface port units which are located in a plurality of different slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Igor Loiferman, Avi Gibbs, Samer Khoury
  • Patent number: 9531645
    Abstract: A main unit of a director-class switch including a wire-based backplane located in a chassis, having a plurality of slots configured to receive switch boards. The wire-based backplane includes a plurality of harnesses each including first and second cartridges, a plurality of interface port units mounted on each of the first and second cartridges and cables connecting each of the interface port units of the first cartridge to each of the interface port units of the second cartridge. The harnesses are mounted in the chassis such that the interface port units face ends of the slots in a manner configured to mate with corresponding connectors of switch boards inserted into the slots. A plurality of interface port units are mounted in each slot. Each cartridge includes interface port units which are located in a plurality of different slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Igor Loiferman, Avi Gibbis, Samer Khoury
  • Patent number: 9427370
    Abstract: A kit for assisting a disabled person in rehabilitation is disclosed herein. The kit includes a frame. The kit also includes at least one loop mounted on the frame. The loop defines a first opening. The kit also includes a flexible elongate member extending between first and second opposite ends. The flexible elongate member is selectively receivable in the at least one loop. The kit also includes first and second attachment members. The first and second attachment members can be connected at one of the first and second opposite ends of the flexible elongate member or at some point between the first and second opposite ends. Each of the first and second attachment members is operable to form an opening of variable size to receive and releasably tighten around a limb of the disabled person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Fair, Matt Fair
  • Patent number: 9398735
    Abstract: A computer cart has removable electrical connector management system which may be removed from the computer cart to install electrical connectors and then reinserted into the computer cart to facilitate wiring of the cart. A numbering system is implemented to uniquely identify corresponding electrical and physical characteristics of the cart to facilitate maintenance of computers stored within the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Bretford Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Petrick, Matthew Petrick, Chris Brandel
  • Patent number: 9341801
    Abstract: Fiber management assemblies, trays and network interface devices for use in telecommunications that incorporate such assemblies and trays are described. Fiber management trays can include integrated slack storage systems and mechanical fiber splice devices mounted into integrated splice holding grooves, where the mechanical fiber splice devices are actuated by a fiber splice actuation mechanism positioned over the mechanical fiber splice device, as are network interface devices incorporating such assemblies and trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William J. Clatanoff, Zachary M. Thompson, Donald K. Larson
  • Patent number: 9214779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a retaining and contacting element (1) having a substantially U-shaped cross section comprising: a web (5), a first flange (3) and a second flange (4), wherein the flanges (3, 4) extend from an upper side of the web (5), a second molding (7) extending from the second flange (4) in parallel to the web (5), a plurality of conductive paths (12) arranged at least on part of an upper side (11) of the second molding (7), wherein a longitudinal extension of the conductive paths (12) runs in parallel with a longitudinal extension of the web (5). Moreover, the invention relates to a contacting arrangement (2) and to a method for establishing a contacting arrangement (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventors: Viktor Bieletzki-Welz, Lachezar Nikolov
  • Patent number: 9176531
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing utility receptacles and HDMI cables at a location on a work surface has a bottom panel member and a wall structure attached to the bottom panel member. The wall structure defines an interior region. An interior panel is positioned within the interior region and attached to the wall structure to form upper and lower compartments. An electrical power device is positioned within the interior region and attached to the wall structure. The electrical power device has an electrical power receptacle and device charging ports. A HDMI signal switcher is in the lower compartment and has HDMI input and output connectors. The apparatus includes a plurality of HDMI cables. Each HDMI cable extends from a corresponding opening in the interior panel and has a first HDMI connector connected to a corresponding HDMI input connector and a second HDMI connector for connection to an HDMI signal source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Premier Manufacturing Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Hayden, Michael Brandstatter, David Black, Michael O'Keefe, Kimberly Golden, Ryan O'Connor, Paul Murphy, Andrew Grandin
  • Patent number: 9131605
    Abstract: A single layer dynamic loop is provided. A single layer dynamic loop includes a set of traces divided by a slit on the single layer dynamic loop, wherein the set of traces are divided into a first region and a second region; and wherein the single layer dynamic loop is folded along the slit to move at least part of the first region in relation to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Enriquez Cayaban, Martin John McCaslin, Yukimasa Kawato
  • Patent number: 9097872
    Abstract: A telecommunications patching system is provided having a panel and at least one cassette movably received in the panel. The cassette receives a plurality of telecommunication jacks. The panel and cassettes are oriented horizontally. Each jack includes a front cavity adapted to receive a patch cord plug having a patch cord cable extending therefrom. The cassette has first and second ends. A cable management tab extends from the first end of the cassette so that the cassette may be readily moved to different positions in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Optical Cable Corporation
    Inventors: Sumio Seo, Ian J. Timmins, James Yanik, R. Bruce Smith, Derrick F. Stikeleather, Sterling A. Vaden
  • Patent number: 9007760
    Abstract: A hinge assembly having a hollow clutch is arranged to pivotally couple a portable computer base portion to a portable computer lid portion. The hinge assembly includes at least a hollow cylindrical portion that includes an annular outer region and a central bore region, the central bore region suitably arranged to provide support for electrical conductors between the base and lid portions. The hinge assembly also includes a plurality of fastening components that couple the hollow clutch to the base portion and the lid portion of the portable computer, with at least one of the fastening regions being integrally formed with the hollow cylindrical portion such that space, size and part count are minimized. The integrally formed fastening region(s) can be flat with holes dispersed therethrough for screws, bolts or the like. The central bore can also support a heat transfer element and can also serve as a lubricant reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Brett William Degner, John M. Brock, Bradley Joseph Hamel
  • Patent number: 8988898
    Abstract: Apparatus that may help identify unauthorized removal of goods while maintaining a pleasing physical appearance, avoiding theft misidentifications, and allowing a high degree of customer interaction. One example may provide a signal path for conveying a signal that is active when a good or device is removed from a retail or other environment in an authorized manner. The signal path may be wired or wireless. In another example, a signal path for a sensor may be inconspicuously combined with a power cable. In another example, theft misidentifications may be prevented by not relying on connections that a customer is likely to interact with to detect a theft. Another example may provide a security device that may allow a high degree of customer interaction by unobtrusively attaching a sensor to the back of a good to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar Lozano Villarreal, Daniele De Iuliis, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, James Smeenge, Vicki Spielmann
  • Patent number: 8981220
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for interconnecting communication cables is disclosed. The system may include an input cable, an output cable, and a cable adapter. The input cable may include a plurality of input wires, each of the plurality of input wires communicatively connected to an input port. The output cable may include a plurality of output wires, each of the plurality of output wires communicatively connected to an output port, The cable adapter may be for communicatively interconnecting the input cable and the output cable. The cable adapter may include a container, a lid and a plurality of attachment mechanisms. The lid may be movably attached to the container. The plurality of attachment mechanisms may be located in the container, each of the plurality of attachment mechanisms capable of communicatively and reversibly connecting one of the plurality of input wires with one of the plurality of output wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Fargano
  • Patent number: 8929096
    Abstract: A kit is disclosed for installing a radio frequency transmitter assembly (30) in position for radio transmission and reception when connected to a water meter register (26, 40) that is situated below ground level, the kit comprising: a base member (22) for extending substantially horizontally from the meter register (26, 40); a transmitter assembly (30) having a transmitter body (32) for attachment to the base member (22) with the transmitter body in an upright position; an electrical cable (17) connected at one end to the meter register (26, 40) and connected at an opposite end to the transmitter assembly (30). The kit provides a product that can be installed in any one of three different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Badger Meter, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Metzger
  • Patent number: 8842445
    Abstract: A rack system includes one or more racks each configured to receive at least one distribution module. Each rack includes management sections located at the front of the rack; troughs located at the rear of the rack; horizontal channels extending between the management sections and the trough; a storage area located at a first of opposing sides of the rack; a front vertical channel that connects to the storage area and at least some of the management sections; and a travel channel at the rear of the first rack that connects the storage area to the troughs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Michael Wentworth, Craig Fleming
  • Patent number: 8811035
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a charging docking station to wirelessly stream video from a smartphone and/or tablet computer to a remote receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Zyxel Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Joe, Young Wen, Shawn Rogers
  • Patent number: 8717779
    Abstract: A holder for holding a cable noise suppressor for a cable to interconnect a first printed circuit board in a first housing to a second printed circuit board in a second housing includes a first guide to determine a position and a direction of the cable noise suppressor held at a first position in the holder, a second guide to determine a position and a direction of the cable noise suppressor held at a second position different from the first position in the holder, and a cable guide to guide the cable projecting from the cable noise suppressor. The cable noise suppressor is held at either the first position or the second position in accordance with the relative positions of the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihide Ota
  • Patent number: 8687381
    Abstract: A wiring structure for an electronic apparatus has a structure in which a first wiring path where a first harness that is used for transmitting a primary power is wired and a second wiring path where a second harness that is used for transmitting a secondary power is wired are formed, and a structure related to the first wiring path is formed so that, in a case where the first harness is wired, the first harness is integrated with the structure related to the first wiring path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Iwata, Atsushi Aketo
  • Publication number: 20140016295
    Abstract: The projection device contains a main member, a transmission element, and an anti-slippery element. The main member has a built-in power element, an internal projection module, and an accommodation groove along a side of the main member for storing the transmission element. The anti-slippery element is configured on a major side of the main member for positioning a mobile device. An end of the transmission element is data-linked to the projection module, and the other end is configured with a MEL (mobile high-definition link) connector and is connected to the mobile device. The content on the screen of the mobile device is synchronously delivered to and projected by the projection module. The electricity required for the operation of the projection device is provided from the power element. The power element can also be used to charge the mobile device when no projection from the latter is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Min-Chen Huang, Cheng-Tien Chen
  • Patent number: 8626375
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided that allow a diagnostic tool to communicate with a data link connector in a vehicle and place the vehicle in a desired state for diagnostic testing. A cable that can automatically multiplex its connections in order to make the appropriate connections between the diagnostic tool and the data link connector based on a communication protocol of the vehicle under test. A connector allowing for selective switching of pins of the connector to jump connect the selected pins. This allows the vehicle to be placed in the proper state for diagnostic testing and the diagnostic tool to communicate with the data link connector regardless of the pins being used by the communication protocol of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Garret Miller, Eric Vande Zande, Adam Gentner, Ray de Schepper, William W. Wittliff, III
  • Patent number: 8611071
    Abstract: A power supply structure of a multi-power-supply system which is electrically connected to at least one power supply to get an output power provided by the power supply. The multi-power-supply system includes a power integration back panel and a casing. The power integration back panel is electrically connected to a DC output port and has at least one output cord to receive the power provided by the power supply. The casing has a housing compartment to hold the power integration back panel, an opening for loading the power supply into the housing compartment, and at least one partition to divide the housing compartment to form a space to hold the power supply, a wiring space threaded through by the output cord, and a power supply port exposed outside the surface of the casing to electrically connect to the output cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Zippy Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Su, Yi-Wen Lin
  • Publication number: 20130229780
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to a patch panel for networking components. The patch panel may facilitate access to the rear ports of the networking components. In one example, the patch panel may include a body and a face, and may mount to the networking component. Once mounted, one or more jumpers may be connected to rear ports on the component as well as connection interfaces mounted on the face of the patch panel. In this way, the rear ports may be accessible from the front of the component by the connection interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul Trudeau, Angela Ying-Ju Chen, William Dailey
  • Patent number: 8520408
    Abstract: A telecommunications system including a frame to which telecommunications equipment is mounted. The frame defines a patch panel region and an active equipment region. Patch cords are interconnected between the patch panel region and the active equipment region. The system further includes a slack storage panel that stores patch cord slack. The slack storage panel defines a single cable routing pathway. The patch cords are routed through the slack storage panel such that no portion of the length of each patch cord overlaps itself. In systems including both copper and fiber cables, the copper cables are routed separately from the fiber cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Hruby, Glen Cordle, Cindy S. Walters, Michael Kenneth Barth
  • Patent number: 8477487
    Abstract: A hinge assembly having a hollow clutch is arranged to pivotally couple a portable computer base portion to a portable computer lid portion. The hinge assembly includes at least a hollow cylindrical portion that includes an annular outer region and a central bore region, the central bore region suitably arranged to provide support for electrical conductors between the base and lid portions. The hinge assembly also includes a plurality of fastening components that couple the hollow clutch to the base portion and the lid portion of the portable computer, with at least one of the fastening regions being integrally formed with the hollow cylindrical portion such that space, size and part count are minimized. The integrally formed fastening region(s) can be flat with holes dispersed therethrough for screws, bolts or the like. The central bore can also support a heat transfer element and can also serve as a lubricant reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett William Degner, John M. Brock, Bradley Joseph Hamel
  • Patent number: 8426738
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) of a spindle motor. The flexible PCB includes a solder part, an upper reinforcing plate, a lower reinforcing plate, and a soldering part. The solder part has a through hole so that a coil extending from a stator core passes through the solder part, and has a separation part which is open or closed only in one direction along with the through hole. The upper reinforcing plate supports the upper portion of the separation part. The lower reinforcing plate supports the lower portion of the solder part, and has an elliptical through hole which partially overlaps with the through hole so that the coil passes through the lower reinforcing plate. The soldering part is formed to enable the coil to be secured to the solder part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Sup Shin, Bum Cho Kim
  • Publication number: 20130094172
    Abstract: A rotary connector device includes a stator and a rotator, which relatively rotate with respect to each other. An accommodating space for accommodating cables for electrically connecting the rotator and the stator in a state wound in a circle is formed inside the stator and the rotator is formed. A guide protruding piece which protrudes toward the accommodating space above the cables wound in a circle and which guides the cables from above is formed on an upper portion of an outer peripheral tube portion provided in the stator. A lower surface of the guide protruding piece is formed into a shape which is deformed upward gradually toward a tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Kenji Hiroki
  • Patent number: 8418974
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting a piece of equipment, such as a power distribution unit to a rack. The mounting assembly includes a mounting bracket attached to the rack, a mounting plate attached to the equipment and a hinge assembly connecting the mounting plate to the first end of the mounting bracket while an attachment mechanism connects the mounting plate to the mounting bracket. A method of accessing the interior of the rack is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chris F Felcman, Gary S. Landrum, Brandon W Fears, Wolfram A Rudiger
  • Patent number: 8382516
    Abstract: A multimedia delivery system of a vehicle is provided comprising a passive configuration plug designed as a line-replaceable unit that permits quick and easy reconfiguration based on changing needs of the vehicle owner. The system comprises a plurality of multimedia servers comprising multimedia data files, a plurality of end user display devices that display information from the multimedia servers, and a configuration plug designed as a line-replaceable unit comprising: a frame, one or more covers connected to the frame, a plug mount comprising an end-user device plug and a server plug, wherein both the device plug and the server plug each contain a plurality of cable connectors, a plurality of cables, each connecting to a connector of the device plug on one end, and a connector of the server plug on an other end, the connections defining a cable mapping between the devices and the servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary E. Vanyek
  • Patent number: 8379410
    Abstract: A cable management arm system includes a rack and a pair of spaced apart support slides mounted on opposite sides of the rack. A first cable support arm is pivotably connected to a second cable support arm. A first arm attachment member is pivotably connected to the first cable support arm and a second arm attachment member is pivotably connected to the second cable support arm. Connector receivers are mounted on both sides of the rack. Snap-on connectors interconnect the attachment members and the connector receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Chris Kitten
  • Publication number: 20130033846
    Abstract: A machine tool having a drive motor includes an electronic unit and a switch for switching the drive motor on/off. An additional contact module is connected to the electronic unit, the drive motor being electrically connected only to the contact module. Also, the switch is connected to the contact module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Allner, Thilo Koeder, Florian Esenwein, Manfred Lutz, Achim Trick
  • Publication number: 20130016493
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly or cable assembly that carries a combination of radio frequency signals, high speed digital communication signals, and direct current DC power signals is disclosed. The electrical connector assembly exhibits environmental protection. Other features include providing blind mate connection that may be used in a radio transport or fiber transport repeater system for a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: JASON COOK, TIM GOSSARD, JAMES K. CUSTER
  • Patent number: 8345449
    Abstract: A mounting system for the display of an audio/visual product. A cable-based mounting system for an audio/visual product includes at least one hanging cable and at least one attachment mechanism. The at least one attachment mechanism is configured to operatively engage with a plurality of various mounting patterns located on the rear of the audio/visual product. The cable-based mounting system allows for the relatively inexpensive and uncomplicated mounting of the audio/visual product on a display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Peerless Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Lee Anderson, Vlad Gleyzer
  • Patent number: 8300390
    Abstract: A chassis includes a main body having a backplane, a top cover plate, a bottom cover plate and left and right side plates connected with each other. An upper slide rail and a lower slide rail for securing single boards are provided in the main body, a fan is arranged at the upper position of the main body and a power distribution unit is arranged at the lower position of the main body, and a coupling element for coupling the fan with the power distribution unit is provided in the chassis. The coupling element may be a groove extending from the upper position to the lower position for accommodating cables and formed in the inner side of the side plate of the chassis, or may be two openings for passage of cables respectively provided at an upper position and a lower position of the side plate of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaijun Wu, Zhenyu Zhuang, Junning Wang, Xin Wan
  • Publication number: 20120262899
    Abstract: A cable holder for mounting on a vehicle includes a holder body; at least one pair of connector holding parts (for example, elastic pieces) projecting to face each other inside a connector receiving cavity, for holding a connector fitted into the connector receiving cavity; and a connector push-out device (for example, lever) provided inside the connector receiving cavity, for pushing the connector fitted inside the connector receiving cavity out toward an open face of the connector receiving cavity in opposition to the holding force of the connector holding parts by an external operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Fukumoto, Toshiaki Soma
  • Publication number: 20120230005
    Abstract: A holder for holding a cable noise suppressor for a cable to interconnect a first printed circuit board in a first housing to a second printed circuit board in a second housing includes a first guide to determine a position and a direction of the cable noise suppressor held at a first position in the holder, a second guide to determine a position and a direction of the cable noise suppressor held at a second position different from the first position in the holder, and a cable guide to guide the cable projecting from the cable noise suppressor. The cable noise suppressor is held at either the first position or the second position in accordance with the relative positions of the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihide Ota
  • Publication number: 20120226408
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided that allow a diagnostic tool to communicate with a data link connector in a vehicle and place the vehicle in a desired state for diagnostic testing. A cable that can automatically multiplex its connections in order to make the appropriate connections between the diagnostic tool and the data link connector based on a communication protocol of the vehicle under test. A connector allowing for selective switching of pins of the connector to jump connect the selected pins. This allows the vehicle to be placed in the proper state for diagnostic testing and the diagnostic tool to communicate with the data link connector regardless of the pins being used by the communication protocol of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Garret Miller, Eric Vande Zande, Adam Gentner, Ray De Schepper, William W. Wiffliff, III
  • Publication number: 20120195019
    Abstract: A cord bundle assembly includes: a plurality of communications cords, each of the communications cords comprising a plurality of communications signal-carrying members, the communications cords being grouped as a bundle; and a cord management assembly. The cord management assembly includes: a fixed cuff that encircles and is fixed relative to the plurality of communications cords; a slip cuff that encircles and is slidable relative to the plurality of communications cords; and a generally cylindrical sleeve having first and second ends, the fixed cuff being mounted to the first end, and the slip cuff being mounted to the second end. This configuration can assist in the management and organization of cords arranged in a cord bundle as they are routed between communications equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Scott Keith
  • Patent number: 8228689
    Abstract: Disclosed is an internal cable system that communicates signals in an electronic device. The system uses a printed circuit board with active circuits that is connected to a standard communication cable. The printed circuit board is exposed to air flow from the cooling system of the electronic device for proper operation of the active components of the active circuits on the printed circuit board. The standard cable may include a SCSI internal cable or other similar signal communication cables. Signal integrity is enhanced using the active circuits that are mounted on the printed circuit board. Power is supplied to the printed circuit board through inactive conductors in the cable or conductors that would otherwise be used for grounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventor: Alan T. Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 8218327
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes an electronic component and a circuit board. The electronic component includes a metal material. The circuit board includes a first surface on which the electronic component is mounted and a second surface opposite the first surface. The electronic component includes a contact surface configured to be in contact with the first surface, and is configured to have the center of gravity at a location displaced from the center of the contact surface. The electronic component is temporarily fixed by a magnetic force that attracts the metal material from the second surface with the contact surface being in contact with the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kiyokazu Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 8199525
    Abstract: A transport housing for receiving an electronic flat assembly, the electronic assembly having at least one controllable electronic component in the form of a DIP switch and a connecting line, has two housing halves receiving the flat assembly, wherein the one housing half is inserted at least partially into the other housing half, and wherein the two housing halves have a plurality of molded elements that are disposed in a staggered arrangement, for creating a molded lock having two detent positions successively disposed in the locking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Bohnen, Philip Mihailovic
  • Patent number: 8198533
    Abstract: A feeding device includes a case, which includes a body receiving a wire harness with extra length portion and a guide tube projecting from the body, a distal-end protector and an intermediary protector both of which are attached to the wire harness. The intermediary protector is inserted into the guide tube so as to be able to move forward and backward freely, and the distal-end protector is projected out of the guide tube, and a bendable portion of the wire harness is exposedly formed between the distal-end protector and the intermediary protector. A hood along a bending outer surface of the bendable portion is provided at the distal-end protector. The extra length portion of the wire harness is received in the body so as to be formed into a loop shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Terada, Makoto Nagasaki, Akihito Kouketu
  • Publication number: 20120127691
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a casing; an internal device accommodated in the casing and having a connection port to be connected to a cable; a frame on which the cable is distributed, the frame having an opening large enough for an operator to connect an end of the cable to the connection port through the opening; and a joining part joining the casing and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventor: Yoshitaka OHFUCHI
  • Patent number: 8150661
    Abstract: A design support system generates a passing point through which a deformable linear structure in a virtual space according to the instruction of a user via an input device in the edition process and when generating a passing point of type, based on a component such as part or the like in the virtual space by the edition process, automatically generates and manages passing point information including the passing direction of the passing point to be generated, on the basis of the designated component as the reference. A route through which the linear structure should pass is generated using the passing point information of each passing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kouji Demizu, Masayuki Kidera
  • Patent number: 8123178
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hard-to-fall fixing structure of wire harness contributive to cost reduction in which VOC is not generated and flapping sound (noise) of wire harness is hard to occur. In the fixing structure of a wire harness to a vehicle interior material according to the present invention, a silencer pad (acoustical material) is fixed to the vehicle interior material, and the silencer pad is provided with a latching piece formed by cutting a portion of the present silencer pad, and the wire harness is latched to the latching piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8079731
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is provided including an array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed on a base. The base is configured to move heat away from the array of LEDs to other portions of the base and further to the atmosphere or an adjacent housing. In one embodiment, a native oxide on the base electrically insulates the base from the LEDs. In another embodiment, a cover is removably disposed over the array of LEDs, and removal of the cover prevents electrical energization of the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Permlight Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Lynch, Lenny Fraitag, Rehana Wijesinghe
  • Patent number: 8068351
    Abstract: A cable management system provides cable management for a switch chassis configured to receive a plurality of line card units. The cable management system comprises a cable guide arrangement configured to guide each of a plurality of cables from a line card such that the cables extend out from the line card unit and lie substantially within a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Figueroa, Hon Hung Yam, Daniel Hruska, Michael S. White
  • Publication number: 20110267798
    Abstract: A harness for electronic device wiring of the present invention, wherein a portion covered by a jacket in a state where each of the electrical wires is bundled so as to be arranged in parallel with each other forms a flat cable part wound around a rotary shaft so that a parallel direction thereof is perpendicular to the overlapping surface, and a portion which is continuous with the flat cable part and in which each of the electrical wires is exposed forms a jacket strip part which is more distant from the rotary shaft than the flat cable part is.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru NAKAZAKI, Tomoyuki SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20110262097
    Abstract: A telecommunications system including a frame to which telecommunications equipment is mounted. The frame defines a patch panel region and an active equipment region. Patch cords are interconnected between the patch panel region and the active equipment region. The system further includes a slack storage panel that stores patch cord slack. The slack storage panel defines a single cable routing pathway. The patch cords are routed through the slack storage panel such that no portion of the length of each patch cord overlaps itself. In systems including both copper and fiber cables, the copper cables are routed separately from the fiber cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Hruby, Glen Cordle, Cindy S. Walters, Michael Kenneth Barth
  • Publication number: 20110255238
    Abstract: A fan holder includes a casing structure having a first side and a second side. The casing structure includes a base, fan compartments extending from the base, and cable channels extending from the first side to the second side within the base. Each of the cable channels is configured to removably secure at least one of a plurality of cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Choon Pheng TAN