Including Handle For Direct Manual Urge To Separate Patents (Class 439/160)
  • Patent number: 11489301
    Abstract: An electrical connection module and a power supply integration structure of a connection interface of the electrical connection module are disclosed. The electrical connection module includes a connection body and a terminal structure. The connection body has a jack communicating with the inside of the connection body for installing the terminal structure in the connection body to communicate with the jack. The terminal structure includes multiple terminals arranged in two rows. Each row has one or more power terminals. The power terminal in one row is defined as a positive pin, the power terminal of the other row is defined as a negative pin. An end of the power terminal in each row is electrically connected to a conductive part respectively. The electrical connection module is disposed across a power guide base, and the conductive part is in contact with the power guide base to for the power integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Yun-Chang Yang, Siang-Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 11381046
    Abstract: An electrical extending outlet having a rigid body slidably extendable such that, in use, extends the outlet of a wall above a restrictive surface. The rigid body has a male connector on its lower end that is rotatable to allow the rigid body to be positioned in a number of positions relative to the wall outlet. On the upper end of the rigid body is at least one female outlet which a user can insert a male plug of an electrical device. The rigid body has a fastener to attach the rigid body to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Greer
  • Patent number: 11304327
    Abstract: An enclosure for installation in a server rack has front panel access to multiple release mechanisms. The front panel access allows separate and safe dual tasking of both hot and cold swaps. A hot swap mechanism allows a sled to be ejected while retaining a connection to electrical power. A separate cold swap mechanism releases the sled and also disconnects the electrical connection. When the hot swap mechanism is engaged or enabled, one or more mechanical linkages operate to lock out access to the cold swap mechanism. When the cold swap mechanism is engaged or enabled, the mechanical linkages interferes or blocks manual operation of the hot swap mechanism. Both the hot swap mechanism and the cold swap mechanism thus cannot be inadvertently and/or simultaneously performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Yin Hung, Chi-Feng Lee, Raymond D. Heistand, II
  • Patent number: 11286969
    Abstract: A fastening structure includes an operating engaging element and a body portion. The operating engaging element has an engaging portion and an operating portion. The operating portion has a moving surface abutting against a corresponding moving surface of the operating engaging element to cause movement of the operating engaging element. The body portion has a mounting portion which the operating engaging element is mounted on; or the operating engaging element has a mounting portion which the body portion is mounted. With the engaging portion, the operating engaging element is fastened to an object, and the body portion is fastened to another object, thereby fastening the two objects together. Unfastening the two objects entails pressing the operating portion such that the moving surface of the operating portion abuts against the corresponding moving surface of the operating engaging element to cause movement of the operating engaging element, thereby separating the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ting-Jui Wang, Hsien-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 11266035
    Abstract: Extendable lever arms can be used to facilitate insertion and removal of a sled into and out of a chassis. Each extendable lever can include a rotatable body, a primary arm, and a secondary arm. The rotatable body can be rotatably coupled to the housing of the sled, and can optionally include latching elements to secure the sled within the chassis, as well as optional removal features to facilitate disengaging the sled from the chassis. The secondary arm can be coupled to the primary arm to move between a retracted position and an extended position. When in the retracted position, the secondary arm can be positioned adjacent to the primary arm to avoid blocking access to ports of the sled. When in the extended position, however, the secondary arm can be positioned to provide a longer lever arm to facilitate insertion and removal of the sled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Tung-Hsien Wu, Wei-Jie Chen, Chia-Hung Kao
  • Patent number: 11225988
    Abstract: An operating lever assembly includes a fastening member having a retaining section releasably fastened to a first object, a receiving space and a locating section; and a lever member having a mating locating section and being movably connected at an end to the receiving space and at another end to a second object. Alternatively, the fastening member includes a retaining section and a locating section; and the lever member includes a mating locating section and a receiving space, to which the fastening member is movably connected. The fastening member can be pushed to release the retaining section from the first object, while the lever member is moved in the receiving space and the locating section is engaged with the mating locating section to hold the fastening member to the lever member, allowing the first object to be repeatedly and quickly separated from or fastened to the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Ting-Jui Wang
  • Patent number: 11196218
    Abstract: A connector with a direct locking and a rotational pre-ejection function is provided. The connector includes an insulated body, a plurality of terminals, an inner shell, an outer shell, a fastener, an ejector, a first elastic element, and a second elastic element. A plurality of push blocks are disposed in the outer shell, the ejector has a plurality of slope surfaces, and the push blocks are in contact with the slope surfaces, respectively. When the connector and a mating connector are inserted into each other, snap bodies of the fastener and fastener bodies of the mating connector can be snapped into each other to be directly locked. When the connector and the mating connector are to be separated from each other, the outer shell can be rotated to cause the snap bodies to disengage and to cause the push blocks to rotate while in contact with the sloped surfaces to effect ejector rods to move forwardly to eject the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Hou-An Su, Frank Hsu, Wen-Feng Xie, Can-Hui Liang, Liang-Ju Liang, Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11160180
    Abstract: A securing apparatus for use with a fastening member includes a bracket and a locking member. The locking member is rotatably disposed on the bracket. The locking member includes a clamping portion and a handle, the clamping portion is used to cooperate with the locking member. By operating the handle, the locking member is rotated, so that the clamping portion is engaged with the locking member and the clamping portion is disengaged from the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Sheng-Hung Lee, Tung-Chun Tsai
  • Patent number: 11152036
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present technology, an electronic apparatus includes: an apparatus main body; a cover main body; and a terminal cover. The apparatus main body includes a connection cable that includes a terminal part on its tip. The cover main body includes an opening part that is capable of storing the terminal part, and the cover main body is affixed to the apparatus main body. The terminal cover includes a fixing part that is fixed to the apparatus main body, and the terminal cover is mounted on the cover main body in a manner that the opening part is openable and closable. When using the electronic apparatus, it is possible to enhance not only impact resistance but also storage property and waterproof property of the connection cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Hideaki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11089716
    Abstract: A transceiver assembly includes a cage and a heatsink. The cage includes first and second spaced apart walls and a third wall that spans the first and second walls. The third wall defines an opening, and the third wall includes two spring arms that each extend into the opening. The heatsink includes a heatsink body including a first surface and a protrusion that extends from the first surface of the heatsink body and a pair of spring-arm receivers positioned on the first surface of the heatsink body. Each of the pair of spring-arm engagement portions is configured to engage with a corresponding one of the two spring arms of the cage when the heatsink is attached to the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Hall, III, Kevin R. Meredith
  • Patent number: 10972192
    Abstract: An example system includes a receptacle to house a device under test (DUT); an antenna for exchanging signals with the DUT, where at least some of the signals are for use in performing radiated testing of the DUT; and a cap configured to mate to the receptacle to form a housing to enclose the DUT. The housing is for isolating the DUT at least one of physically or electromagnetically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TERADYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Charles Wadell, Jonathan Hanes Williams, Roger Allen Sinsheimer
  • Patent number: 10711979
    Abstract: An optical module comprising an upper portion of the housing with a bottom and two sides, a lower portion of the housing with a bottom and two sides, an electric component and an electroconductive sheet is provided. The two sides of the upper portion may be inserted between the two sides of the lower portion to form a relatively closed cavity for accommodating the electric component. A first convex block provided on the sides of the upper portion may be inserted into a gap which is formed between a second convex block and a third convex block provided on the sides of the lower portion. Thus, the first convex block, the second convex block and the third convex block may clamp the electroconductive sheet, thereby dividing the gap at the junction of the upper portion and the lower portion into a plurality of tiny gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jinlei Chen, Yinlong Liu, Baofeng Si
  • Patent number: 10621393
    Abstract: Disclosed are a card tray, a card connecting apparatus and a mobile terminal. The card connecting apparatus includes a card tray and a base. The base is configured to contain the card tray. The card tray includes an ejecting mechanism and a card carrying mechanism. The card carrying mechanism is provided with a sliding cavity. The ejecting mechanism includes a pull rod slidably arranged in the sliding cavity to form a card-rod separated structure that the ejecting mechanism is capable of pushing the card carrying mechanism into the base or pulling out the card carrying mechanism from the base and also capable of being ejected alone when the card carrying mechanism is clamped in the working position by the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10531585
    Abstract: A mechanism for locking and unlocking a photoelectric module, comprising: a base, and a handle, a clipping cover (3), a lock latch (4) and a hood placed above the base—the base is provided with a cuboid-shaped lock latch limiting slot and two sides of the lock latch limiting slot latch turning slots (1-3); an upper end on a left side face of the base (1) is provided with a handle turning slot a left end of the lock latch is a handle fitting position (4-1), an upper bottom face of a right end of the lock latch is provided with a tab (4-3), and lock latch rotation shafts (4-2)are provided between the handle fitting position and the tab solves the problems of restricted internal room of the tube shell and complicated tube shell installation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yaoxin Luo, Benqing Quan, Beili Song, Yi Jiang
  • Patent number: 10454212
    Abstract: A power line disconnect apparatus includes a housing; an electrical connector that projects from a surface of a connector plate coupled to the housing, the electrical connector configured to receive a plug of a power cable; an ejector pin configured to project through a first aperture in the connector plate and eject the plug from the electrical connector; a microswitch configured to activate and deactivate a power circuit associated with the power cable; and a sensor pin configured to project through a second aperture in the connector plate, the sensor pin having a sensor pin extension, the sensor pin extension configured to control the microswitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Kussmaul Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas H. Nugent, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10396497
    Abstract: A lever assembly for mounting to a removable plug-in module for selectively engaging a lip of a rack for effecting an injection of the plug-in module into the rack, and related kit(s) and method(s). The lever assembly includes a lever handle, an elastic bias element mounted to the lever handle, a pivot arm pivotally mounted to the lever handle, a pawl pivotally mounted to the lever handle, and a pivot axle. The pivot arm and the pawl abut one another so that a rotational force applied to a forward free end of the pivot arm, urging the pivot arm to rotate away from a lower interior surface of the lever handle, is transmitted to the pawl so that a rearward tip of the pawl is urged to rotate upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Wavetherm Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Bame, David Mosier, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10389967
    Abstract: A removable attachment structure includes a movable module and a latching module. The movable module includes a first receiving groove. The latching module includes a first mounting portion and a latching subassembly on the first mounting portion. One end of the latching subassembly and the first mounting portion defines an entrance, the entrance allows the movable module to enter into or come out of the latching module. For latching, the movable module vertically enters into the entrance and is driven to the latching subassembly until the latching subassembly is completely received in the first receiving groove. For unlatching, the movable module is driven in opposite direction until the latching subassembly is disengaged from the latching part, thereby disengaging the movable module from the entrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Na Wang, Cheng-Fa Chung
  • Patent number: 9907197
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic card connection device and an electronic device. The electronic card connection device comprises a connector, an electronic card tray and a switch. The connector comprises a terminal housing and a shell, the shell and the terminal housing define a mating space. The electronic card tray being inserted in the mating space, the electronic card tray may comprise an electronic card receiving recess, a mounting block positioned in front of the electronic card receiving recess and an operating handle pivotally connected to the mounting block. The switch may be positioned alongside a rotation range of the operating handle, and partially protrudes into the rotation range allowing rotation of the operating handle to switch the state of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Han Guan Tan, Kian Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9898437
    Abstract: A host device includes a slot configured to receive a first type of memory card having an indentation and a mechanical structure. The mechanical structure includes a pivot structure and a lever arm. The lever arm is configured to pivot on the pivot structure and a portion of the lever arm is configured to at least partially fit into the indentation to distinguish the first type of memory card from a second type of memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK IL LTD.
    Inventors: Yosi Pinto, Amir Fridman
  • Patent number: 9884416
    Abstract: Devices with non-binding linear slides include: (a) a device body and first and second spaced apart linear rails held in the device body; (b) first and second spaced apart (rail) pathways held in cooperating alignment with the rails in the body, a respective one engaged with a respective one of the first and second linear rails that define spaced apart contact points; and (c) a translating actuation (e.g., input) member held by the body in communication with the rails. The actuation (e.g., input) member has a configuration that can generate off-center loads associated with forces applied at different positions of the actuation (e.g., input) member. Only one pathway and rail pair guides linear movement for the first and second force positions to thereby inhibit frictional binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventors: Justin Terrance Chellew, Timothy Richard Cooper
  • Patent number: 9877420
    Abstract: An electrically conductive gasket for use with an electrical component, including an electrically conductive base defining a central opening therein for receiving a portion of an electrical component, a first row of spaced apart resilient conductive tabs arranged around the central opening, and a second row of spaced apart resilient conductive tabs arranged around the central opening, the first row being located inside the second row. The conductive tabs in the first and second rows of the spaced apart resilient conductive tabs extend outwardly from the conductive base and are configured to resiliently deflect when the gasket is compressed. The conductive tabs in the first and second rows of the spaced apart resilient conductive tabs are staggered relative to each other, such that in an edge view of the gasket, at least one conductive tab in one row partially overlaps at least one conductive tab in the other row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Saujit Bandhu, YunLong Qiao
  • Patent number: 9748690
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a connector housing including an elastic engagement arm as a part to be engaged with a mate connector serving as a mate to which the connector is fitted and a terminal accommodation chamber which accommodates therein a terminal of an electric wire having a terminal, and a rear holder including a holder side engagement part engaged with a housing side engagement part provided in the connector housing so as to be connected to the connector housing at a position of a rear end side in a fitting direction to the mate connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9551847
    Abstract: A latch may include a follower and a driver. The follower may include a follower opening configured to receive a post of a housing. The driver may include a driver opening configured to receive the post of the housing such that the driver is selectively rotatable relative to the post. The driver may further include an interfacing finger positioned to be received by the follower opening. The interfacing finger may be configured to urge the follower to slidingly move relative to the housing as the driver is rotated relative to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: William H. Wang, Shamei Shi, Eric Li
  • Patent number: 9544000
    Abstract: The card connector includes a socket for inserting a tray, the socket having an ejector for ejecting the inserted tray in response to a pushing operation performed using a pin inserted into a through-hole in the tray, and a lock portion extending from the proximal portion of the socket in an oblique direction vertically with respect to the insertion direction of the tray and engaging an engaged portion of the tray on the proximal side of the ejector, the lock portion being disengaged from the engaged portion of the tray by the leveling action of the pin inserted into the through-hole, and the ejector being pushed in by the pin having leveled the lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Toshihisa Hirata, Nobuki Ukita
  • Patent number: 9525257
    Abstract: A device for selectively establishing an electrical connection between an array of electrical contacts of a connector of an ultrasound system and an electrical apparatus (e.g., testing apparatus). The device includes a tray including a floor and a wall extending away from and surrounding the floor to define a receptacle of the tray, a shaft non-movably fixed to the floor within the receptacle and including a longitudinal axis that extends away from the floor, and an electrical connection assembly rotatably secured about the shaft within the receptacle to selectively establish an electrical connection between the electrical contact array of the connector and the electrical apparatus. The device is configured to accept ultrasound connectors of a wide variety of shapes, sizes, electrical contact array configurations, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Acertara Acoustic Laboratories LLC
    Inventors: Levi Moore, Peter Leonhardt
  • Patent number: 9468115
    Abstract: A partition board that is arranged between two electrical storage elements that are arranged adjacent to each other in a predetermined direction (X direction) includes a guide portion, a first pin and a second pin. The guide portion is used to cause the partition board to move in the predetermined direction when each electrical storage element is arranged onto the partition board. The first pin protrudes in the predetermined direction, and is used to position the partition board in the predetermined direction. The second pin is provided at a location different in a top to bottom direction of the partition board from a location at which the first pin is provided, and protrudes in the same direction as the direction in which the first pin protrudes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Takanori Tozawa
  • Patent number: 9362669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an outlet unit facilitating plug separation and to a multi-outlet device using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Gum-Kek Kim
  • Patent number: 9352430
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating out and conveying of cable sleeves for assembly of the separated cable sleeves onto cable. The included device relates to a bulk material container (3) accommodating plural loose cable sleeves, and a conveyor system (33) conveying the loose cable sleeves located in the bulk material container (3) to a separation and transportation system (39). A cross-sectional constriction (35) is provided in the transition passage (34) from the bulk material container (32) to the conveyor system (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Ivo Meierhans, Eugen Wosinski
  • Patent number: 9338919
    Abstract: Base modules are provided over a backplane network for high availability control of industrial processes or machines. The base modules may include, for example, an I/O base module, which may control the industrial processes or machines and which may releasably receive an I/O function card, an adapter base module, which may communicate with an industrial controller over a separate control network, and a bus expansion base module, which may provide coupling to another bank of base modules. The base modules may be arranged side-by-side via electrical and mechanical connections. Logic of the I/O base module may detect the presence or absence of the I/O function card to allow coupling or bypassing of the I/O function card with respect to the backplane network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Kretschmann, David S. Wehrle, Gerald R. Creech
  • Patent number: 9331429
    Abstract: A shield and locking type board to board connector functioning to connect a first board and a second board to each other, the connector including: a first connector unit having both a first base and a first terminal; a second connector unit having a second base and a second terminal; two shield members each having a shell shape, the shield members respectively provided on front and rear bases facing the second base such that the shield members arrest EMI (electromagnetic interference) noise; and a locking member provided in the second connector unit so as to prevent the first connector unit from being removed outward by an outward movement thereof after the first connector unit is combined with the second connector unit in a close contact state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Suk-Jin Choi, Guen-O Lee
  • Patent number: 9316797
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for a pluggable optical module includes a slide disposed in the pluggable optical module, wherein the slide includes a front cylinder connected to a rear cylinder with a slide body therebetween and a post connected to the rear cylinder; a bail over a top of a front portion of the pluggable optical module and rotatably connected thereto, wherein the bail includes a first cutout portion on each side in which the front cylinder is moveably positioned therein; a ramp disposed within the pluggable optical module for sliding the rear cylinder thereon; and a notch disposed within the pluggable optical module for translating force from the post thereto responsive to the bail moving the front cylinder, the front cylinder applying force to the rear cylinder via the slide body, and the rear cylinder translating the force to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Menara Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Ista, Gabriel E. Cardona, Salam Elahmadi
  • Patent number: 9246255
    Abstract: A connector assembly can include a housing, a terminal retainer, and a terminal position assurance member. The terminal retainer can be removably coupled with the housing and define a primary retaining lock for an electrical contact assembly. The terminal retainer can cooperate with the housing to form a compartment that can receive the electrical contact assembly. The compartment can extend along a mating axis of the housing, with a first frontal opening and a rear opening spaced from one another along the mating axis. A portion of the first frontal opening can be elastically deformable such that a size of the first frontal opening is variable. The terminal position assurance member can be removably coupled with the housing to define a secondary retaining lock for the electrical contact assembly. The terminal position assurance member can be positioned to inhibit elastic deformation of the portion of the first frontal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: John Holthus, William Gronowicz, Jr., Zoran Ljubevski
  • Patent number: 9198318
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism for fixing a data storage device is disclosed. The fixing mechanism includes a first latching member, a second latching member and a pressing member. The first latching member is for latching a first hole, so as to fix a first side of a data storage device. The second latching member is connected to the first latching member for latching a second hole, so as to fix a second side of the data storage device. The pressing member is connected to the second latching member. The pressing member drives the second latching member to rotate in a first direction as being pressed, so as to separate the second latching member from the second hole, and further drives the first latching member to rotate in the first direction, so as to push the first side of the data storage device for lifting the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chieh Luo, Li-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9125318
    Abstract: A system includes a chassis, first and second blade servers, and a scalability device. Each blade server is securable within the chassis and includes a scalability port, cam handle for selectively securing the blade server in the chassis, and handle latch for selectively latching the cam handle in a closed position, and lockout mechanism moveable into a position that blocks the handle latch in a latched position. The scalability device includes first and second scalability connectors, wherein positioning the scalability device so that the first scalability connector is coupled to a scalability port of the first blade server and the second scalability connector is coupled to a scalability port of the second blade server causes each lockout mechanism to move into the position that blocks the handle latches in the latched position. Accordingly, the scalability device must be removed before either of the blade servers can be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael D. French, Jr., Walter A. Goodman, Edward J. McNulty, Glenn E. Myrto
  • Patent number: 9077110
    Abstract: An arc discharge prevention connector includes a cylindrical case, a connector body, a lever, a handle and a release lever. The release lever has an action arm, a provisional latch arm provided on the action arm, and a complete latch arm provided on the provisional latch arm. A provisional latch piece and a complete latch piece are provided on the handle or the connector body. In a state that the provisional latch arm is engaged with the provisional latch piece, the power terminal is in contact with a power terminal of the mating connector and the signal terminal is in non-contact with a signal terminal of the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takenori Ohmura
  • Patent number: 9060427
    Abstract: An electronic device housing having a plug contact unit with contacts for making electrical contact with a connector which can be plug-mounted onto an associated plug contact unit is described. The plug contact unit has an ejector unit mounted to pivot about an axis and which has at least one ejector arm positionable in an intermediate space, which is provided in the plugged state of a plug connector on a plug contact unit, between the connector and the plug contact unit. The ejector unit has a strip extending along the axis and has a protruding cross section. The electronic device housing has a latching groove for pivotably mounting in each case one associated ejector unit, wherein the latching groove surrounds and pivotably mounts the associated strip over a circumference of more than 180°, the latching groove and the strip extending along the width of the ejector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Lars Binner
  • Publication number: 20150140845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an outlet unit facilitating plug separation and to a multi-outlet device using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Oh Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9015931
    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: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Boetzer
  • Patent number: 8986025
    Abstract: A plug device, for engaging a first connector with a second connector or disengaging the first connector from the second connector, includes a base, an operation platform, a sliding member, and an operation assembly. The operation platform is secured to the base. The operation platform is used for securing the second connector and support the first connector. The sliding member is used for grasping the first connector. The operation assembly includes a handle. The handle is rotatable relative to the base to slide the sliding member relative to the operation platform, so that the first connector is engaged with the second connector or disengaged from the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhan-Yang Li, Chong Duan
  • Patent number: 8986036
    Abstract: A plug connector to connect electrical conductors, comprising a housing of the plug connector formed as a single piece and provide an unlocking mechanism in the housing which is triggered by operating a tab on a cable connection side. A latching mechanism which is located on the exterior of the housing can be shifted into the housing by triggering the unlocking mechanism, forming a latch with a mating plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Harting Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Marc Lindkamp
  • Patent number: 8979562
    Abstract: A connector assembly that includes an electrical connector and an electrically conductive busbar. The connector can include a housing that defines a receptacle, a first row of at least one power contact, and a second row of at least one power contact at a location spaced from the first row along a first direction. Each power contact of the first and second rows can define at least two mating ends that are at least partially disposed in the receptacle so as to define a slot that extends between the mating ends of the first row and the mating ends of the second row. The housing can include a first attachment member. The electrically conductive busbar can include a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and an attachment member that is configured to mate with the first attachment member so as to attach the busbar to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Alan Crighton, Christopher Geiski, Hung Viet Ngo
  • Publication number: 20150072549
    Abstract: A card connector is disclosed having a housing. An eject lever extends transversely to a card inserting direction, and has a first end, a second end, and a central portion pivotally mounted to the housing to pivot when a card is inserted into the card connector or ejected therefrom. A slider extends along the inserting direction and is in contact with the first end of the eject lever. The slider is pushed in the ejection direction by the eject lever when a card is inserted and pushes the first end of the eject lever in the inserting direction to pivot the second end of the eject lever in the ejecting direction to eject the card. A friction member is in direct contact with the eject lever throughout the pivotable range of the eject lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Yutaka Okoshi, Junya Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8976534
    Abstract: In order that even the cell connectors (17) of, for instance, a traction rechargeable battery (11) which carry very high currents can be connected to a battery management system (21) in a fault-resistant and functionally reliable manner, firstly a circuit board (24) in the form of a leadframe (25) encapsulated with plastic by injection molding is latched onto the housing (13) mechanically grouping the cells (12), said circuit board in any case not projecting higher than the adjacent end faces (15) of the cell terminal connections (14) projecting at a clear radial distance therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zehdenick Innovative Metall-und Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Warmuth, Thomas Schmiedel, Andre Schmidt, Ronny Warsinke
  • Patent number: 8933321
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically or remotely rendering a solar array safe during an emergency or maintenance. A watchdog unit is disclosed for monitoring a signal from a central controller. If the signal is lost, interrupted, or becomes irregular, or if a shutdown signal is received, then the watchdog unit can shutdown one or more solar modules. Shutting down a solar module can mean disconnecting it from a power bus of the solar array or lowering the solar module voltage to a safe level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tigo Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Hadar, Shmuel Arditi
  • Patent number: 8926348
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a connector and a fixing member. The connector defines a memory slot to receive a bottom side of a memory card. The fixing member includes a fixing portion pivotably mounted to the connector, and a holding portion connected to the fixing portion. The holding portion includes an arm defining a receiving slot to receive an end of the memory card, and a top wall binding a top end of the receiving slot. The fixing portion is rotated down relative to the connector to a position such that the holding portion is pulled down to allow the top wall to abut against a top side of the memory slot. When the fixing portion is rotated upward relative to the connector, the holding portion is allowed to move upward to disengage the top wall from the memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Feng Ma
  • Publication number: 20140363994
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a longitudinal insulative housing (1) with tower portions (12) extending upwards, a plurality of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing with contacting portions for contacting with the memory module and an ejector (4) pivoting between an opening station and a locking station. The tower portion defines a blocking portion (125) and a sliding recess (126) located on outside of the blocking portion for providing an enough sliding space for the ejector (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: ZHUANG-XING LI, XUE-WU BU
  • Patent number: 8882522
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating main body, a terminal module, and two fixing pieces. The insulating main body has a front end provided with an insertion port, two sides of the insertion port each being provided with a fixing slot, and has a rear end provided with an accommodation space. The terminal module is disposed in the accommodation space, and includes metal terminals and a fixing seat. The metal terminals are partially protrudingly exposed in the insertion port. Two sides of the fixing seat are each provided with a clamping slot. Each fixing piece is fixed in the fixing slot. Each fixing piece has a buckle corresponding to the clamping slot. Therefore, the extending buckle of the fixing piece and the clamping slot of the terminal module are engaged with each other, so as to prevent the terminal module from departing from the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Concraft Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Hong Jiang
  • Patent number: 8814580
    Abstract: A card edge connector 100 includes an elongated insulative housing 1, a plurality of contacts 2 retained in the housing 1 and a pair of latches 3 pivoted on the housing 1. The housing 1 has an elongated central slot 12 for receiving a daughter card 200. The latch 3 has a locking head 36 to lock the daughter card 200 for preventing the daughter card 200 from escaping out of the central slot 12 in a mating direction. An end of the locking head 36 has a bump 360 passing through the daughter card 200 to abut against an outside surface of the daughter card 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue-Hai Shen, Zhuang-Xing Li
  • Patent number: 8811026
    Abstract: A locking/unlocking device for electronic boards, the boards being configured to be inserted into an electronic cabinet with at least one slotted plate fit into the rack of the electronic cabinet, the device including a substantially rectangular frame supporting at least one locking slide that locks the electronic board onto the slotted plate through the action of a locking element. The device further includes an extracting lever that rotates between a rest and a locking position around a lateral Y1 axis, the extracting lever fitted so that exerting force is possible along the longitudinal X axis between the electronic board, or the frame and the rack, with the locking unit including an extension to be placed outside, opposite the extracting lever along the longitudinal axis X of the board when the two levers are engaged in the locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pierre-Louis Engelvin, Patrice Lafont
  • Publication number: 20140206214
    Abstract: A power plug includes a main body and a rotating member rotatably connected to the main body. The rotating member includes a levering portion at a side of the point of rotation of the main body. The rotating member is rotated, to lever the power plug out of a power socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: GUI-FU XIAO, LI-REN FU