Nonconducting Pusher Patents (Class 439/159)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9596331
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a housing, first, second, and third interface units disposed in the housing, an internal wireless device, and a controlling/processing unit disposed in the housing to control the first interface unit to communicate with a user, to control the second interface unit to communicate with an external apparatus, and to control the third interface unit to wirelessly communicate with the internal wireless device when the internal wireless device exists in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Seungman Kim
    Inventor: Seungman Kim
  • Patent number: 9594931
    Abstract: A card connector including a body, a slider in the body, an urging member, and a cover. The body has a slot for insertion and removal of a card. The slider is slidable, together with the card, at least between a first position and a second position inside the body. The second location is on a card removal direction side relative to the first position. The urging member is configured to urge the slider located at the first position in the removal direction. The cover includes a cover body, which is fixed to the body so as to cover the slot, and a flat spring, which extends from the cover body. At least part of the flat spring is so disposed inside the body as to be elastically abuttable on the slider, on the removal direction side relative to the first position, from a card insertion direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Yamachika
  • Patent number: 9590356
    Abstract: The puller type card socket of the Present Disclosure relates to a card socket furnished with a housing and a cover that covers the housing, configured so that a card can be inserted and withdrawn between the housing and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Sung-Hyuk Joo
  • Patent number: 9558380
    Abstract: A card connector is provided for receiving a card. The card connector includes a housing assembly and a tray. The housing assembly includes a housing and a plurality of contacts extending upward from the housing, with each of the plurality of contacts having a card connecting pad. The tray includes a frame and a pair of plates extending inward from opposite sides of the frame. Each plate of the pair of plates includes a supporting portion extending inward from the frame and a covering portion extending further inward and away from the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Yutaka Okoshi, Katsuhiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9543999
    Abstract: A card connector for receiving an inserted card module having electrode pads on one surface is provided. The card connector includes a housing and a plurality of terminals. The housing has a terminal holding portion. Each terminal has a base portion held in the terminal holding portion and a cantilevered arm portion extending from the base portion in a transverse direction relative to an insertion direction of the card module in plan view. The arm portion has a curved portion shaped so as to have a curved surface with a centerline of curvature positioned upwards in side view and a pair of oblique portions inclined relative to an extension direction of the arm portion on both sides of an apex portion positioned on a free end. The terminals contact the electrode pads of the card module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Toshitaka Kusuhara, Naoto Yoshikawa, Koji Murakami
  • Patent number: 9537258
    Abstract: A self unplugging power connector for charging mobile devices is provided. The self unplugging power connector includes electrical contact members for an electrical outlet, a release mechanism to remove the electrical contact members from the outlet and a current sensing circuit to activate the release mechanism when the circuit senses a current reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Izak Bencuya
  • Patent number: 9525225
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing, electrical terminals and a group of switch terminals which includes a detecting terminal and a grounding terminal fixed to the insulating housing. The detecting terminal has a horizontal first fixed portion and a resisting portion. The grounding terminal has a perpendicular second fixed portion, a flexing portion, a connecting portion and an extending plate. A rear edge of an outside of the extending plate is beyond the connecting portion. The ejector mechanism includes a sliding block with a pushing portion. The card first pushes the pushing portion rearward to press on an outside of the extending plate, then the card pushes the connecting portion and the pushing portion rearward simultaneously to ensure the extending plate always being pressed by the pushing portion, when the card is fully inserted in the card connector, the extending plate is against the resisting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Proconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Chien Lee, Te Hung Yin
  • Patent number: 9509090
    Abstract: A plug comprising: a housing (210); an ejector (220); an inner core (230) comprising at least two pins (232); wherein: the inner core (230) is slidably mounted within the ejector (220) while the ejector (220) is slidably mounted in the housing (210); the housing (210) comprises a fixedly mounted first bracket (211) configured to guide a first end of a lever (240); the ejector (220) comprises a fixedly mounted second bracket (221) configured to guide a second end of the lever (240); the lever (240) has a middle mounting element (242B), shifted from the center of the lever (240) towards one of its ends, configured to guide a rod (243) attached to the inner core (230); wherein the lever (240) is configured within the housing (210) such that when the ejector (220) slides out of the housing (210) to a first extent, due to the movement of the lever (240), the inner core (230) slides within the ejector (220) to a second extent, which is lower than the first extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAST S.A.
    Inventor: Dariusz Cichonski
  • Patent number: 9491883
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing for insertion and ejection of a device, and an ejection mechanism. The ejection mechanism includes a rod member able to slide in the directions of device insertion and ejection. The rod member includes a main body portion extending in the directions of insertion and ejection, an operating piece connected to a protruding end of the main body portion protruding from the housing and extending in a direction intersecting the insert and ejection directions, and a reinforcing portion connected to the main body portion in front of the protruding end in the insertion direction and able to support the operating piece from the front in the insertion direction. The reinforcing portion includes a supporting end able to support the operating piece from the front in the insertion direction. The supporting end extends in a direction intersecting the length direction of the operating piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Masamitsu Takasaki, Kyoko Motohashi, Shigeru Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9461411
    Abstract: A card connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a number of terminals (2) affixed in the insulative housing, a shielding shell (4) attached to the insulative housing to form a cavity (11), a tray (3) insertable in the cavity; and an EPM (5) affixed in the insulative housing. The tray is attracted by the EPM under a first current in one direction during tray-insertion and released by the EPM under a second current in opposite direction during tray-ejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shun-Jung Chuang, Wei-Ta Tseng, Hao-Chang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9456516
    Abstract: A card holder comprising: a tray configured to receive a card, a door, and a resilient element wherein the resilient element is configured to move from a first position to a second position upon application of a force on the resilient element, and the door is configured to move relative to the tray upon movement of the resilient element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Juuso Heiskanen
  • Patent number: 9450316
    Abstract: A cable splice includes a casing, a jaw assembly, a biasing member, a guide, and a bullet cup. The casing has an opening and an interior cavity. The jaw assembly is positioned in the interior cavity and moveable between a loading position and a terminated position. The biasing member biases the jaw assembly towards the terminated position. The guide includes a receiving end and a shaft extending at least partially into the interior cavity. The bullet cup is positioned in the jaw assembly in the loading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Seydou Diop, Paul Zelazny
  • Patent number: 9444196
    Abstract: An electrical connector which comprises a tray, a terminal module, an upper cover and a detecting switch. The tray comprises a pushing block. The upper cover cooperates with the terminal module to define an insertion space extending along a front-rear direction for insertion of the tray. The detecting switch comprises a detecting terminal. The detecting terminal is provided at one side of the insertion space. The detecting terminal comprises a tail, an elastic arm extending forwards and an insulative pushed block provided at a front end of the elastic arm. The elastic arm comprises a contact. The pushing block of the tray pushes the insulative pushed block of the detecting terminal so as to make the elastic arm of the detecting terminal and the contact displaced elastically in an up-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hong-Liang Wang, Shang-Xiu Zeng, Kian-Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9437966
    Abstract: A plug housing includes an ejector mechanism and a controller electrically coupled to the ejector mechanism for detaching electrical conductive blades of the plug from a mated connection with a female connector. In response to a switch signal from the controller, a solenoid is activated to release a latch in the mechanism, thereby permitting the force of a compressed spring to impel a structure outwardly from the plug. The controller may be located remotely from the plug and superimpose control signals to the plug over the power lines within the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BRAINWAVE RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Gagne, James W. Rogers, Patrick Belanger
  • Patent number: 9396365
    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: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Charles D. Hood, III, David May