Nonconducting Pusher Patents (Class 439/159)
  • Patent number: 11375631
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided, which includes: a housing, having a tray installation hole; a circuit board, disposed inside the housing; a tray retention portion, disposed inside the housing, where the tray retention portion faces toward the circuit board; a card holder, disposed on the circuit board; a tray, movably disposed in the tray installation hole and movably mating with the tray retention portion, at least the tray or the housing is provided with an ejection hole; and a toggle piece, rotatably disposed at the tray retention portion and located between the card holder and the ejection hole, one end of the toggle piece is an ejector pin action receiving end, the other end of the toggle piece is a tray ejection end, and the tray ejection end is used to apply an ejection force to the tray after a force is applied to the ejector pin action receiving end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manlin Li
  • Patent number: 11303066
    Abstract: A connector tray inserted into a connector body in an insertion direction while accommodating an object to be connected includes a tray body configured to accommodate the object to be connected, a tray exterior portion connected to the tray body to be displaceable along the insertion direction, and a push-push mechanism disposed between the tray body and the tray exterior portion in a tandem arrangement and configured to displace the tray exterior portion in the insertion direction between a first position away from the tray body and a second position close to the tray body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11286982
    Abstract: An auxiliary sliding connection assembly, which includes a pair of fixing rails, at least one automatic locking mechanism and a manual unlocking mechanism arranged adjacent to each automatic locking mechanism; the pair of fixing rails have the automatic locking mechanism enabling a locking hole to be automatically locked and arranged corresponding to the locking hole preformed on a second board member, so that a removable unit having the second board member can generate an automatic locking function applied a main frame having a first board member during sliding on the pair of fixing rails, thus a connector of the first board member and a connecting plug of the second board member can be prevented from separating; the manual unlocking mechanism is capable of forming a locked status to each automatic locking mechanism, so that the removable unit can be easily held by a user for being removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KANG YANG HARDWARE ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shu-Li Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11264744
    Abstract: A connector is mountable on a circuit board. A card-type device is accommodatable in the connector. The connector comprises a base, a cover and a terminal. The cover is attached to the base to be openable and closable. The terminal is held by the base. The cover has one or more connection portions. The connection portion is directly connected to the circuit board under a close state where the connector is mounted on the circuit board and the cover is closed relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11126230
    Abstract: A gear assembly for securing an adapter card in a computer chassis includes a guide rail receiver, a gear system, and a lever. The guide rail receiver is configured to receive a guide rail coupled to an adapter card module for docking an adapter card to an electrical connector to a motherboard. The gear system is coupled to the guide rail. The lever is coupled to the gear system. The lever includes an open position to allow the adapter card module to be inserted and removed from the computer chassis, and a closed position to dock an adapter card to the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Hsiang Lee, Po-Chen Liu, Hsun Yeh
  • Patent number: 11050865
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies that can be substantially flush with the external surfaces of the housings of the devices, despite variations in their manufacture. The ejectable component assemblies may include connectors coupled to circuit boards of the devices, and trays that can be loaded with removable modules, inserted through openings in the housings of the devices, and into the connectors for functionally aligning the removable modules with the circuit boards. The ejectable component assemblies may also include ejectors coupled to the housings of the devices for ejecting the trays from the connectors and, thus, from the devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik L. Wang, Robert Sean Murphy, Tang Yew Tan, Jeffrey Eugene Neaves, Lawrence E. Davis, Sung H. Kim
  • Patent number: 11018468
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a card tray, a card tray plug-in device, and a terminal. The card tray may include a first supporting portion and a second supporting portion connected with the first supporting portion. The first and the second supporting portions may both be configured for placing data cards, and configured on a same side of the card tray along a thickness direction of the card tray. The card tray may include an electrical connection portion, a data card supported on the first supporting portion and/or another data card supported on the second supporting portion may electrically connect with a card holder of a terminal through the electrical connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 11003613
    Abstract: An Open Compute Project (OCP) module forces an electrical shutdown sequence. The OCP module integrates an eject pull mechanism that has two (2) positions. A retracted position of the two (2) positions is inaccessible from an exterior of an information handling system. A deployed position of the two (2) positions is only accessible from an interior of the information handling system. The eject pull mechanism forces the electrical shutdown sequence prior to moving or transitioning from the retracted position to the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Eduardo Escamilla, Bernard D. Strmiska
  • Patent number: 10993340
    Abstract: A waterproof card holder includes a card holder frame, a cover plate, a sleeve integrated with and extending from an inside of the cover plate, and a waterproof mechanism in the sleeve. A through-hole of the sleeve penetrates through the sleeve and cover plate. The waterproof mechanism includes a first end portion limited inside the sleeve, a second end portion having an outer diameter smaller than that of the first end portion, and a waterproof ring sleeved on a periphery of the first end portion and forming a sliding sealing structure with the sleeve. The sleeve includes first and second openings respectively disposed at two ends of a sleeve body. The first end portion is limited to be only movable within a stroke between the first and second openings. The second end portion being capable of passing through a first opening to be in contact with a card retracting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EVERWIN PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
    Inventors: Xiaoshuo Chen, Su Lu, Yayong Li
  • Patent number: 10886960
    Abstract: A button assembly of the present invention is configured in a communication equipment. The button assembly includes a button, a tray and at least an elastic arm. A side of the button is recessed inward to form a holding space. At least an inner side wall of the holding space is recessed to form a clamping groove. The tray is disposed in the holding space. The elastic arm has a fixing portion mounted on a side wall of the tray. The fixing portion is extended frontward and is protruded outward to form a contact part. The contact part is extended frontward and outward to form a clamping part disposed in the clamping groove. The clamping groove and the elastic arm are disposed to provide the button and the tray to be fixed or disengaged, achieving an effect of saving space in assembling of internal components of the communication equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Lin, Te-Hung Yin, Chun-Fu Lin, Sheng-Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 10886662
    Abstract: An electrical card connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts retained to the housing, a metallic shield attached to the housing and cooperating with the housing to form a receiving cavity for receiving therein an electrical card, and a card holding mechanism located beside the receiving cavity. The card holding mechanism includes a slider, a spring abutting against the slider and deformable in the front-to-back direction, and a resilient locking device. The locking device includes a securing part retained to the slider, a resilient arm extending from the securing part with a locking protrusion for engagement within a locking notch of the electrical card. The slider provides an abutment face. The free end of the locking arm is adapted to abut against the abutment face when the electrical card is inserted into or withdrawn from the receiving cavity to outwardly deflect the resilient arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: FUDING PRECISION COMPONENTS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chang-Long Zheng, Fu-Jin Peng
  • Patent number: 10840643
    Abstract: A chassis is configured to receive a movable component inserted in the chassis. A lever arm is housed at least in part within the chassis and configured to rotate about a pivot point from a force applied on the lever arm by a contact portion of the movable component inserted in the chassis. At least a portion of an electrical connector is coupled to the lever arm and configured to rotate and mate with a mating portion located on a lateral side of the moveable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Tiffany Jin
  • Patent number: 10796109
    Abstract: A card insertion structure suited for a portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a housing. The card insertion structure includes a base disposed in the housing, a pressing member movably disposed on the base, and a plastic spring strip disposed on the base. A portion of the pressing member is exposed out of the housing. The plastic spring strip leans against the pressing member and the base. A force supplied via an insertion of an electronic card drives the pressing member to deform the plastic spring strip, and after the electronic card passing by the pressing member and being inserted into the card insertion structure between the base and the housing, the pressing member is released and is restored by resilience of the plastic spring strip, and the electronic card is fixed with the housing by the pressing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guo-Long Guo, Ho-Ching Huang, Wen-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 10791643
    Abstract: A button assembly of the present invention is configured in a communication equipment, characterized in that: the button assembly includes a button, a tray and at least an elastic arm. A surface of the button is recessed to form a holding groove. The tray is disposed with a locking hole and a locking groove. The elastic arm has a pedestal arranged in the holding groove. The pedestal is protruded outward to form an elastic bar. A free end of the elastic bar forms a bump corresponding to the locking hole. An outer edge of the free end of the elastic bar forms a locking block corresponding to the locking groove. Hence, the locking hole and the elastic arm are disposed to provide the button and the tray to be fixed or disengaged, so as to achieve an effect of saving space in assembling of internal components of the communication equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Lin, Te-Hung Yin, Chun-Fu Lin, Sheng-Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 10740661
    Abstract: A card connector includes: an insulative body; plural contacts secured to the insulative body; and an operating mechanism including a latch moveable relative to the insulative body and an actuator coupled to the latch, wherein: the actuator includes a pair of terminals, a slider coupled to one of the pair of terminals, and a shape memory alloy wire coupled between the other terminal and the slider; and the slider is operable by the shape memory alloy wire to move the latch from a card-locking position to a card-unlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shun-Jung Chuang
  • Patent number: 10658792
    Abstract: An electrical data connector comprises a plug that is configured for insertion in a longitudinal direction into a complementary receptacle. The plug includes a connector element that is configured to be received within the receptacle and carries a plurality of electrical connectors, a body that is located externally of the receptacle when the connector element is inserted into the receptacle, and a releasable locking mechanism for locking the plug positively to the receptacle to prevent unintentional removal of the plug from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Drewnicki, Leigh Drewnicki, Richard Drewnicki
  • Patent number: 10607658
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a hard disk drive tray including a tray body, an engagement component, a first elastic component and a switch. The engagement component includes a pivot part, a first arm part, a second arm part and a hook part connected to each other. The pivot part is pivotably disposed on the tray body. The first elastic component is disposed on the engagement component and can force the engagement component to pivot. The switch is movably disposed on the tray body. When the switch is in an engaged position, the switch and the second arm part are engaged with each other, and the hook part is engaged with a casing. When the switch is in a released position, the switch is disengaged from the second arm part, and the first elastic component pivots the engagement component so as to disengage the hook part from the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ying Qian, Xiaogang Lu
  • Patent number: 10547144
    Abstract: A card connector comprises a connector main and a tray. The connector main is configured to receive the tray along a front-rear direction. The connector main is provided with an ejection mechanism for ejecting the tray. The ejection mechanism has at least a push portion which pushes the tray upon ejection of the tray. The tray has a first card accommodation portion, a second card accommodation portion and a mechanism accommodation portion. The mechanism accommodation portion is positioned forward of the first card accommodation portion in the front-rear direction. The mechanism accommodation portion is provided with a pushed portion. The mechanism accommodation portion accommodates at least the push portion under a received state where the tray is received in the connector main. When the push portion pushes the pushed portion, the tray is ejected from the connector main.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuya Mikawa
  • Patent number: 10483693
    Abstract: A sliding contact assembly for a DC electrical outlet receives plug contacts of an electrical plug. The assembly includes sliding contact structure having a base and a plurality of electrical sliding contacts fixed to the base. A housing includes a first end wall having an internal top surface and second end wall opposing the first end wall. The second end wall has an internal bottom surface. The housing has a side wall structure defining an internal chamber between the top surface and the bottom surface. The sliding contact structure is disposed in the housing to be movable linearly within the chamber. A spring is disposed between the top surface of the housing and a surface of the base so that when the plug contacts are completely disconnected from the associated sliding contacts, the spring rapidly forces the sliding contacts away from the plug contacts, reducing arcing energy there-between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Zhiguo Pan, Yu Du, Emanuele Borla, Rajib Mikail, Hongrae Kim
  • Patent number: 10419052
    Abstract: A chip card fixing assembly is received inside a charging interface of an electronic device for fixing a chip card inside the charging interface. The chip card fixing assembly includes a resisting assembly including at least one pushing member and a securing member including at least one fixing portion. The at least one fixing portion and the at least one pushing member cooperatively define a securing space therebetween for fixing the chip card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qian-Fa Zhao
  • Patent number: 10412867
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electromagnetic shielding assembly including an electromagnetic interference shielding component including a plate body and a bending portion. An included angle is formed between the plate body and the bending portion, and the plate body and the bending portion cover an input socket of a power supply. The electromagnetic interference shielding component includes at least one grounding pin disposed on the plate body or/and the bending portion and configured to ground with and screw to a housing of the power supply, and a welding pin disposed on a side of the bending portion away from the plate body and electrically connected to an auxiliary circuit board. The electromagnetic interference shielding component provides functions of EMI shielding, lightning (current) discharging and fixture, which can simplify the structure, increase the discharging speed and time, and reduce the amount of disturbance of the large current instantaneous to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3Y POWER TECHNOLOGY (TAIWAN), INC.
    Inventors: Shao-Feng Lu, Chuan-Kai Wang, Yi-Chen Kuan, Chung-Yu Lan, Jen-Ming Hsu, Chao-Wen Fu
  • Patent number: 10360277
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to migrate data among databases. For example, the machine determines a control signal value that indicates a migration state of a migration of member profile data associated with one or more members of a Social Networking Service (SNS) from one or more legacy databases to a consolidated database. The machine accesses member profile data at the one or more legacy databases, and causes a replication of the member profile data at the consolidated database. The causing of the replication includes transforming the member profile data from a schema associated with the one or more legacy databases to a schema associated with the consolidated database. The machine performs a data equivalency test. The machine, based on a result of the data equivalency test, modifies the control signal value to indicate a further migration state of the migration of the member profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Chesla, Michael Christopher Pruett, Luke Liu, Robert Nakamoto, Theodore Ni
  • Patent number: 10340634
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises a housing; a tray; an ejector; a push member having two positions, the push member is configured to receive an external force for moving the push member and to operate the ejector to eject the tray to an ejected open position when the push member is moved to a second position and to maintain in the second position; and a switch comprising two electric position; the switch is configured to switch to a first electric position when receiving the external force, and the push member is configured to maintain the switch in the first electric position when the push member is moved to the second position causing the tray to eject; when the tray is returned to a retracted closed position, the push member is moved to a first position causing the switch to switch to a second electric position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Juuso Heiskanen
  • Patent number: 10310562
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Min Choi, Sung-Gun Cho, Woong-Chan Kim, Dae-Hyeong Park, Sung-Joo Cho, Young-Sik Choi, Soon-Woong Yang, Min-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10313499
    Abstract: A card tray withdrawing apparatus and communication device are provided. Herein, the card tray withdrawing apparatus includes a first interference part arranged at a first position in a housing, a second interference part arranged at a second position in the housing, and a button mounted on the housing, capable of moving from an initial position to the first position and capable of moving from the first position to the second position. The button moving to the first position interferes with the first interference part, and the first interference part turns on a circuit in the housing; and the button moving to the second position interferes with the second interference part, and the second interference part drives a card tray to be separated from a card slot. Herein, the communication device includes a housing, and further includes the card tray withdrawing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Guorun Qiu
  • Patent number: 10297939
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes a plurality of electrically conductive contact laminations which form a sleeve-like receptacle for a contact bolt. The contact laminations are pressed by a spring force in the direction of a center axis of the sleeve-like receptacle. In a first position of the pin, the pin supports the contact laminations against the spring force; in a second position of the pin, support of the contact laminations by the pin is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Michael Hofmann, Michael Reif
  • Patent number: 10274204
    Abstract: A food cooking oven having an enclosure, which defines a cooking compartment and a door, which is movable between an open position and a closed position, is disclosed. The door door may include a first panel, a second panel, which in a closed configuration has a greater distance from the compartment than the first panel. Additionally, a first and a second body for supporting the first and second panels is included. A profile is included, which is movable between a first position retaining the first panel and a second position permitting removal of the first panel from the door. A push-push type connector is included to retain the profile to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool EMEA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Gambardella
  • Patent number: 10234912
    Abstract: A drawer apparatus (10) for use in an expansion card (9) of an industrial computer (1) includes a drawer (22) used for accommodating the expansion card (9), where the drawer (22) includes a bottom portion (23) and at least one side wall (24) connected to the bottom portion (23), and a fixing element (57), where the fixing element (57) is adapted to at least sectionally buckle the at least one side wall (24) and the expansion card (9) in a shape fitting manner, so as to fasten the expansion card (9) on the drawer (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Casper Van Dijke, Jeremy Wirkus
  • Patent number: 10188014
    Abstract: In one example a latching system is disclosed. The latching system has a handle that moves along an axis of motion between three positions: a latched position, an unlatched position and an engaged position. The handle moves a retention clip from a locked position into an unlocked position when the handle moves from the unlatched position into the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Andrew Potter, Troy A. Della Fiora, Michael S. Bunker
  • Patent number: 10084261
    Abstract: A card connector assembly includes: an electrical connector (100) including a main body, plural contacts in the main body, and a tray guiding mechanism, the tray guiding mechanism including a slider (17), a pin member (19) coupled between the slider and the main body, a latch (20) moveable with the pin member, and an actuator; and a card tray (200) moveable together with the slider in the main body; wherein the actuator includes a bolt (16) slidably mounted in the main body, and the slider is moveable by the card tray to move the pin member and the latch against a biasing force to lock the latch to the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Chin-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10014630
    Abstract: A card connector including a body, a slider, a lock spring, and an urging member. The body includes a movement path and an abuttable portion. The slider is movable in Y-Y? direction inside the movement path. The lock spring is provided at the slider 300 and is movable in the same direction. An engaging portion of the lock spring is engageable with an engaging recess of a card. The urging member in the Y direction moves the slider from a first position to a second position and brings the engaging portion into abutment with an inclined face of the abuttable portion. In a state where the slider is located at the second position and the engaging portion abuts the inclined face, a load is exerted from the card to the engaging portion, and the engaging portion is displaced in the X direction along the inclined face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Yamachika
  • Patent number: 9985675
    Abstract: An electronic device including a housing that encloses a space between opposing faces and has an opening in a side face of the housing, the opening including a hole portion. A tray is configured to be inserted into the hole during mounting of the tray and removed therefrom when the tray is demounted. The device further includes a first fixing structure disposed substantially parallel to a side face of the tray inside the hole, and configured to be at least partially rotated about an axis in a direction outwardly from the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joon-Yung Park
  • Patent number: 9943685
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, an implantable electrical system may include an implantable pulse generator with a bore sized to receive an electrical lead, with an engagement mechanism that does not require the use of set screws to secure the lead within the bore. The engagement mechanism may include a deformable component that may be moved or deformed to allow entry of the lead into the bore, and then moved or deformed again to engage a surface of the lead to secure the lead within the bore. The engagement mechanism may allow rotation of the lead within the bore while maintaining electrical connections between the generator and the lead. The engagement mechanism may also allow the securing and/or release of the lead relative to the bore without the need to manipulate a set screw or breach a seal of the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Ramesh, David L. Thompson, Steven W. Allis
  • Patent number: 9941632
    Abstract: A card holder includes a card locker, a connector, and a card tray. The card locker includes a control button, a card fastener, and a housing having an opening. The connector includes a card-seat spring. The card tray is configured to be inserted into the connector through the opening. When the card fastener and the card tray are engaged with each other in a locked state, the card tray is pressed against the card-seat spring to cause the card-seat spring to be in a compressed state. When the control button controls the card fastener to move away from the card tray such that the card fastener and the card tray are in an unlocked state, the card-seat spring ejects the card tray through the opening by recovering from the compressed state to a normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Fenghui Wu, Kesheng Yan
  • Patent number: 9904649
    Abstract: A memory card includes a first set of contacts and a second set of contacts. A first edge of the memory card includes an indentation. Insertion of the memory card into a first slot of a host device engages the first set of contacts. The indentation is configured to accept a pivoting lever arm located in the first slot when the memory card is inserted into the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK IL LTD.
    Inventors: Yosi Pinto, Amir Fridman
  • Patent number: 9893483
    Abstract: A card connector assembly includes: an electrical connector including an insulative housing, plural terminals secured to the insulative housing, and a shell covering the insulative housing to form a receiving cavity; and a card tray removably received in the receiving cavity, the card tray including an insulative frame and a metallic plate, the metallic plate has a recessed portion for engaging the electrical connector and an opening bordering the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chin-Yu Chen, Shun-Jung Chuang
  • Patent number: 9887493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric plug comprising: a body part including a reception part; a pin inserted in and fixed to one surface of the body part; and a detachment part included in the reception part, wherein the detachment part comprises a gear stick and a handle part rotating while being engaged with the gear stick. Therefore, the present invention enables a user to separate an electric plug tightly plugged in an outlet from the outlet even by tiny force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: DONG SAN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9875379
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing problems and disadvantages associated with providing a user-accessible card slot are provided. A removable card carrier a configured to mechanically interface an information handling system may include a body and a cover. The body may be adapted to hold a card. The cover may be movably coupled to the body such that exterior surfaces of the cover and the information handling system are substantially flush with each other when card carrier is disposed in the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Charles D. Hood, III, David May
  • Patent number: 9872406
    Abstract: A retention-extraction device is provided for a removable card in a chassis. The device includes an actuation rod having a cam slot, the actuation rod configured to provide linear movement along the length of the actuation rod, and an extraction lever operatively connected to a proximal end of the actuation rod and pivotally secured to the chassis. The device also includes a bell crank with a cam follower that is configured to ride in the cam slot and a latch hook that pivots between an open and closed position based on the motion of the bell crank. The linear movement of the actuation rod causes the extraction lever to apply a force to a portion of the card and causes the latch hook to pivot to an open position to allow removal of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Boetzer
  • Patent number: 9859653
    Abstract: A card holding member is able to hold a card 101 with terminal members and able to be inserted into a card connector. Here, the card holding member includes a frame portion 161 facing a side surface 112 of the card 101, and a movable lock portion provided on the frame portion 161 which is able to engage and disengage a lock portion of the card connector. The movable lock portion is disengaged from the lock portion by an auxiliary portion which activates the ejection mechanism for ejecting the card holding member from the card connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Nobumasa Motohashi, Akihiro Shimotsu, Nobuki Ukita
  • Patent number: 9825405
    Abstract: A push-push fixing structure includes a base, a guiding element, a flexible element and a locating element. The guiding element is disposed on the base, includes a first guiding groove, a second guiding groove and a locating portion. The first guiding groove is connected to the second guiding groove, the locating portion is located at a junction of the first guiding groove and the second guiding groove. The flexible element is disposed on the base and pressed against the guiding element. The locating element has a first end portion and second end portion opposite to each other. The first end portion is disposed on the base. The second end portion is slidably disposed in the first guiding groove and the second guiding groove of the guiding element. When the guiding element is moved by push force, the second end portion of the locating element slides along the first guiding groove and the second guiding groove, and locates at the locating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Chih Chou, Juei-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 9806460
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an elongated insulative housing extending in a longitudinal direction and defining at least one tower portion extending upwardly from a longitudinal end thereof, a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing, and an ejector received in the at least one tower portion for latching with or ejecting a memory card. The ejector has a base portion rotatably attached to the tower portion and a locking portion rotatably attached to the base portion, the at least one tower portion has a slot, the locking portion is rotatable inward to face towards the top surface of the insulative housing in order to reduce a height of the card edge connector, the base portion has a lower ejecting section, and the locking portion has an upper locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhuang-Xing Li, Wen-Jun Tang, Xue-Wu Bu, Hung-Chi Yu, Qin Xu
  • Patent number: 9761971
    Abstract: A card holding member includes: a front frame portion and a rear frame portion extending in the transverse direction, and side frame portions connecting both ends of the front frame portion and both ends of the rear frame portion, the side surfaces of a card including terminal members arranged on a terminal accommodating surface being surrounded thereby; and a metal portion and a resin portion, at least a portion of the metal portion being exposed at the front end of the front frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Nobumasa Motohashi, Akihiro Shimotsu, Nobuki Ukita, Yudai Morinaga, Toshitaka Kusuhara
  • Patent number: 9761996
    Abstract: The invention provides a M.2 interface memory device and a M.2 interface connection seat insertedly provided thereof. The M.2 interface memory device comprises a M.2 interface card and a housing provided with at least one guide groove. The M.2 interface connection seat is disposed on a circuit board, and comprises two arms and a base comprising a M.2 interface slot. At least one arm is provided with a guide rail. An opening direction of the M.2 interface slot is horizontal to a surface of the circuit board. When the M.2 interface card is inserted into the M.2 interface slot in a horizontal direction, the M.2 interface memory device will be fixed within the M.2 interface connection seat by embedding between the guide groove and the guide rail. Thus, M.2 interface memory devices of a variety of specification lengths are able to be inserted into the M.2 interface connection seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: INNODISK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen-Huan Lin, Hsiao-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 9722354
    Abstract: An electronic card connector, cooperated with a plug-in component and defining an insertion direction and a transverse direction perpendicular to the insertion direction, includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing, a metal shell attached to the insulative housing and forming a cavity therebetween, and an ejector movable in the insulative housing. The metal shell has a number of lateral walls located at two sides and a front end thereof. One of the lateral walls has a resisting portion protruding to the cavity and resists the resisting portion to confine a movement thereof in a horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Gang Hu
  • Patent number: 9685735
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a module and a shell enclosing the module. The module includes an insulative housing and a number of terminals affixed to the insulative housing, the insulative housing having a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion, each terminal having a contact portion exposed on the tongue portion. The shell defines a mating port at a front portion thereof for mating with a mating connector, and a card receiving cavity at a rear portion thereof for loading a card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chin-Yu Chen, Tien-Chieh Su
  • Patent number: 9652697
    Abstract: The card holding member is able to hold a card having terminal members and is able to be inserted into a card connector, and includes a frame portion opposing the side surfaces of the card. The frame portion includes a first metal portion composed of a metal plate, a second metal portion composed of a metal plate being a separate component from the first metal portion, and a resin portion surrounding and covering at least a portion of the first metal portion and the second metal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Teruki Nagase, Akihiro Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 9632544
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises a tray configured to carry at least one integrated circuit card; a handle connected to the tray in a slidable manner and having a shortened closed position and an extended open position with respect to the tray. Further, the apparatus comprises an ejector configured to eject the handle to its extended open position. In the extended open position, the handle extends away from the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Juuso Heiskanen
  • Patent number: 9628593
    Abstract: A card tray for use in electronic devices is disclosed that can improve tray durability, eliminate the occurrence of resin flash during insert molding, and simplify the tray mold structure. The card tray for electronic devices according to a preferred embodiment may be a card tray for electronic device use for insertion into and withdrawal from a card socket of an electronic device with a card loaded thereon, comprising a tray body made of a nonmetallic material whereon is formed a card mounting hole or mounting recess for mounting the card, and a metal frame part that is coupled to the tray body so that the cross section protrudes from the front of the tray body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: In Chull Yang, Jeong Yong Park
  • Patent number: 9614316
    Abstract: A tamper resistant receptacle having a propeller shutter assembly comprising a propeller shutter comprising a central hub with an annual opening, a pair of radially extending arms, and a wing block disposed on the end of each arm. The shutter assembly also includes an anchor for attaching the propeller to the receptacle body and a spring member to bias the propeller in the “closed” position. The wing blocks are sized to block a respect one of the hot and neutral openings of a standard 15-amp electrical receptacle. The wing blocks each include a ramp or inclined cam surface. These surfaces are juxtaposed such that when a plug blade hit one surface and cams past it to cause rotation of the propeller, the opposite plug blade cams down and past the other surface to cause rotation of the propeller in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jian Hua Li