Having Retainer Or Passageway For Fluent Material Patents (Class 439/190)
  • Patent number: 11955871
    Abstract: An emotor connection arrangement for connecting power electronics of an electric or hybrid electric vehicle to an emotor. The emotor connection arrangement includes a junction box configured to extend from the power electronics to the emotor, and phase bars that extend in the junction box and electrically connect the power electronics to the emotor. A first access cover is removably connected to the junction box and configured to provide access for connecting the phase bars to the emotor, and a second access cover provides similar access for connecting the phase bars to the power electronics. In order to prevent overheating, the first access cover includes a cooling fluid channel with a cooling fluid inlet configured to be connected to a cooling fluid source and a cooling fluid outlet configured to be connected to a cooling fluid return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: John Ramsey, Jacob Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 11724608
    Abstract: A female charging socket for transferring charging current to an electrical vehicle via a male charging plug, wherein the charging socket has a hollow socket body to receive a plug body of the charging plug, wherein electrical contact areas running concentrically are interior to the charging socket and distributed therein in an axial direction; wherein the charging plug is insertable into the hollow socket body, the charging plug being formed of a conical or cylindrical plug body and having exterior thereto multiple electrical contact tracks running concentrically around the plug body distributed axially for making electrical contact with the electrical contact areas of the charging socket, and wherein the charging socket further comprises at least one spanning contact adapted to bring into electrical contact and hold at least one of the electrical contact areas of the charging socket with a corresponding respective electrical contact track of the charging plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: PAXOS CONSULTING & ENGINEERING GMBH & CO, KG
    Inventor: Peter Hakenberg
  • Patent number: 11650226
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a submersible apparatus (1) for testing a submarine high voltage (HV) cable system. The apparatus (1) includes a cable termination (100) including an electrical insulator (101) and a shielding electrode (102) for the electrical connection with a cable end (201). The apparatus (1) additionally includes a cable bend restrictor (300) having a through channel (301), and a termination locking (400) in through communication with the cable bend restrictor (300) and the cable termination (100). According to another aspect, a method for testing a submarine high voltage (HV) cable apparatus using the above testing apparatus (1) is additionally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Iadanza, Paolo Boffi, Christian Sarti
  • Patent number: 11619652
    Abstract: Provided is an inspection socket capable of elastically contacting the conductor with the electrode of the object to be tested and the electrode for inspection by pushing the object to be inspected toward the inspection substrate side, without adhering foreign matters or contact marks to the object to be inspected. The inspection socket is so configured that the object to be inspected (100) is pushed toward the inspection substrate (10) without touching the object to be inspected (100), by integrally holding the object to be inspected (100) and the positioning table (20) using air pressure (negative pressure or positive pressure) and pushing the positioning table (20) by the pushing unit (50), so that the object to be inspected comes into contact with the land (11) of the inspection substrate (10) through the contact probe (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: UNITECHNO Inc.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Koeda
  • Patent number: 11525531
    Abstract: A pipe segment having an insulated electrical conductor includes a first electrical contact disposed at one end of an electrical conductor on an interior of the pipe segment from a male threaded connection on one end to a female threaded connection on the other end of the pipe segment. A second electrical contact is on the other end of the insulated electrical conductor. The first contact makes electrical connection with the second contact in an adjacent segment when the male connection on one segment is engaged to the female connection on the adjacent segment. A seal disposed on an interior of an insulating layer on an interior wall of each respective pipe segment provides a space beyond the end of the seal to enable inward flexure of the seal under pressure such that lubricant extruded by connecting the male threaded end and the female threaded end is pressure relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Reelwell A.S.
    Inventor: Espen Alhaug
  • Patent number: 11435396
    Abstract: A chip testing system including a tray kit, an insertion member mounting apparatus, a testing apparatus, an insertion member detaching apparatus, and a conveying apparatus are provided. The chip tray kit includes a tray, a plurality of chip fixing members, and a plurality of auxiliary insertion members. The chip fixing members are fixed to the tray and are configured to carry a plurality of chips. The insertion member mounting apparatus can fix the auxiliary insertion members to a side of the chip fixing members, and the auxiliary insertion members can limit a movement range of the chips in the chip fixing members. The insertion member detaching apparatus can detach the auxiliary insertion members. When the chips are tested, a pressing assembly connected to a temperature adjusting device and reaching a predetermined temperature correspondingly presses a surface of each of the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ONE TEST SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Chen-Lung Tsai, Gene Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11428843
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device for performing temperature correction on an induction logging tool and deep stratum environmental simulation, including: a box body, configured to accommodate the induction logging tool and a deep stratum environmental simulation system; an air channel, configured to make heated air fill the box body; a circulating fan, configured to make the heated air enter the air channel; an electric heater, configured to heat air; a temperature controller, configured to control power of the electric heater; the deep stratum environmental simulation system, configured to simulate lithological and fluid situations in different stratum environments; a data collection system, configured to collect, store, process, and display a signal in real time; and a control unit, configured to control operation of the entire device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Renzhong Pei, Zhongxing Wang, Qingyun Di, Wenxiu Zhang, Fei Tian, Tianxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11285828
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a charging plug for transmitting a charging current to an electrically operable vehicle, having multiple contact elements for electrically contacting the charging plug with contact elements of a charging socket. According to the present disclosure, the charging plug has a conical or cylindrical plug body, on the outer face of which multiple contact paths that run concentrically about the plug body are formed in a distributed manner in the axial direction. The present disclosure additionally relates to a charging plug/charging socket system comprising such a charging plug and a charging socket with a hollow socket body into which the plug body of the charging plug can be inserted, wherein contact surfaces which run concentrically in the socket body are formed on the inner face of the socket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PAXOS CONSULTING & ENGINEERING GMBH & CO, KG.
    Inventor: Peter Hakenberg
  • Patent number: 11251634
    Abstract: A selectable USB charging cable which may have a switch configured to permissively control the transmission of an electrical current between two internet connected, or electronically powered, devices. By use of the reversibly selectable switch, a user of the charging cable may select an on configuration or an off configuration of the switch. The switch may reversibly stop the transmission of the electrical current between two electronically powered devices by use of a permissible selection between the on configuration and off configuration of the switch. The electrical current stopped by the switch may correspond to data transmission or power transmission to or from an electronically powered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick Kealy, Rodney Houriani
  • Patent number: 10934785
    Abstract: Downhole wet connection systems, and methods and apparatuses to provide an electrical connection between two downhole strings. In one embodiment, a wet connection system having a first electrode coupled to a load and deployed in a wellbore. The wet connection system also includes a second electrode deployed along a string deployed in the wellbore and proximate to the first electrode. Further, the first electrode and the second electrode form a wet connection to transmit alternating current from the second electrode to the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, Thomas Jules Frosell, Aswin Balasubramanian, Stephen Michael Greci, Richard Decena Ornelaz
  • Patent number: 10439319
    Abstract: A connector part of a subsea connector adapted to be mated with a second part of the subsea connector by application of a mating force. The connector part has at least a first contact configured for engagement with a respective second contact of the second connector part for establishing a connection. The connector part further includes a flushing mechanism having a chamber filled with a medium and one or more fluid passages providing a flow connection from the chamber to an area adjacent to the first contact. During mating of the first connector part with the second connector part, the flushing mechanism is actuated by the mating force and medium is expelled from the chamber and is directed towards at least one of the first contact or the second contact so as to flush the first contact or the second contact, respectively, during mating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: David Michael Tucker
  • Patent number: 10364617
    Abstract: One example embodiment is an apparatus including a ring assembly and a contact assembly. The ring assembly includes a conductive ring having a conductive ring engagement surface. The contact assembly includes a contact block and a contact element having a contact element engagement surface. The contact element is connected with the contact block. The contact element forms a loop around the conductive ring between the ends of the contact element. The contact element engagement surface is engaged with the conductive ring engagement surface along an electrical contact section of the loop. Another example embodiment is a method for assembling a slip ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kennedy J. Kirkhope
  • Patent number: 10158191
    Abstract: A vacuum generator is included within an accessory or an electronic device and generates a vacuum seal within mated connectors of the accessory and the electronic device to protect against ingression of moisture and/or debris. A vacuum release valve is used to break the vacuum seal and allow the accessory to be demated from the electronic device. A sensor is used to monitor the vacuum level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Darshan R. Kasar, Joel C. Yamasaki, Phillip Qian
  • Patent number: 9997876
    Abstract: Accessories for an electronic device are sealed and include a connector having a deformable seal positioned on it such that when the connector is mated to the electronic device a liquid-tight seal is formed between the accessory and the electronic device. The accessories have functions that are useful in moist, wet and/or dirty environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Darshan R. Kasar, Joel C. Yamasaki, Phillip Qian
  • Patent number: 9761962
    Abstract: An electrical power wet-mate assembly includes a compliant-insulated pin assembly and a ceramic-insulated pin assembly. Those pin assemblies are physically and electrically engaged to one another. The compliant-insulating material may be a thermoplastic, and the ceramic-insulating material may be alumina. The electrical power wet-mateable assembly may be used in conjunction with a pressure containing device such as a subsea tree to form a wet-mateable connection system. The electrical power wet-mate assembly is capable of operating in high pressure differential and high temperature environments. A plurality of ceramic-insulated pin assemblies may be welded to a connector body to form a pressure barrier system. The cavities created by the ceramic-insulated pin assemblies and the compliant-insulated pin assemblies may be filled with a dielectric oil. Individual pressure compensators may be dispersed equally between the pin assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: OneSubsea IP UK Limited
    Inventor: Allan Nicholson
  • Patent number: 9698520
    Abstract: A shrouded connector and associated methods of manufacture are provided. The shrouded connector includes an insulating shroud which includes at least one ventilation passageway which communicates an internal cavity of the insulating shroud with an annular space of the insulating shroud, the annular space adjacent an exterior of the insulating shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Prothia s.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Brian Hartwell Spear, Nicolas Martinez
  • Patent number: 9647381
    Abstract: A downhole electrical wet connector comprising a plug which is slidingly inserted into a socket, the socket comprising a series of wiper seals spaced apart by separation zones, each zone being individually supplied with dielectric fluid from a separate reservoir. A retractable insert is arranged in the socket and displaced by the plug during connection. The fluid pressure in each zone is individually regulated relative to ambient wellbore pressure and the pressure in adjacent zones and optionally equalized to minimize loss of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: ACCESSESP UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Philip Head
  • Patent number: 9531115
    Abstract: A receptacle is a connector that is attached to a casing and allows electric wires within the casing to be attached to the connector and includes a receptacle shell. The receptacle shell includes a rectangular tubular portion projecting toward an inside of the casing and covering the electric wires within the casing. The rectangular tubular portion has four outer surfaces respectively provided with drain grooves that are made of metal formed by casting and are continuous with each other. A cross-section of each drain groove has an asymmetrical shape in which a deepest portion of each drain groove is farther from a tip of the rectangular tubular portion than a groove width center of each drain groove. The deepest portion is raised at a center of each drain groove in a longitudinal direction so that a water droplet within each drain groove moves toward ends of each drain groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ebihara
  • Patent number: 9484664
    Abstract: A water resistant port and a method for using it are provided. The port comprises a moveable seal assembly coupled to a spring structure. The moveable seal assembly may comprise a plastic material on an inner surface and a seal material on an outer surface. When the spring structure is in a relaxed position, the moveable seal assembly is caused to create a seal with a gasket material coupled to a side wall of a port casing. The spring structure comprises a spring coupled to the moveable seal assembly at one end and to a guide at an opposite end in an interior portion of the port casing. The port casing comprises, on an interior surface, one or more electrical connectors adapted to receive one or more electrical contacts of an accessory plug when the spring structure is compressed and the moveable seal assembly is in an engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Lindstrom, Patrick J. Hills, Richard Aaron Reiser, Andrew Lawrence Liszewski
  • Patent number: 9362661
    Abstract: A connector (10) has terminal fittings (11) extending from a housing (12) and connected to a board (50). A casing (51) is mounted on the side of an upper surface (12U) of the housing (12) and covering the board (50). Liquid retaining portions (28) are formed on the upper surface (12U) of the housing (12) by connecting longitudinal grooves (29) extending in a front-back direction and horizontal grooves (31) extending in a lateral direction. Thus, the connector (10) prevents the intrusion of liquid to the board (50) along an upper surface of the housing (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Teruo Hara
  • Patent number: 9337553
    Abstract: A grounding rod for a sacrificial appendage of an electrical cable connector, such as a splicing connector for joining two or more electrical cables, is provided. The sacrificial appendage is comprised of a feature for enabling personnel to ensure that the connector is de-energized, and once this is confirmed, the sacrificial appendage may be removed and replaced with a ground rod to which a grounding device can be connected to ground the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Larry N. Siebens, Carlos H. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9322223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drill-pipe communication assembly. The drill-pipe communication assembly includes a first drill pipe and an insulated tube disposed within, and generally concentric with, the first drill pipe. A male insert is disposed within a first end of the first drill pipe and a female insert is disposed within a second end of the first drill pipe. A conductor is electrically coupled to the male insert and the female insert. The conductor extends along a length of the first drill pipe. The conductor facilitates transmission of electrical signals from the first end of the first drill pipe to the second end of the first drill pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: REI, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Johnson, Michael J. Hardin, Randy Richardson, Daniel J. Brunner
  • Patent number: 9118135
    Abstract: A high voltage connecting terminal for a power supply with improved insulating properties is disclosed. The high voltage connecting terminal may include a power connecting portion having a base plate mounted at one side of a conducting case in which a first opening and a first fastening hole are formed and a power connecting terminal formed to protrude at one side of the base plate, an insulating member interposed between the conducting case and the power connecting portion and having a third opening and a third fastening hole formed therein, and an insulating gasket mounted at the other side of the conducting case and having a fourth opening and a fourth fastening hole formed therein, the insulating gasket including a protruding portion formed along an outer circumference of the fourth opening so as to pass through the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD
    Inventors: Eun-Ok Kwak, Jong-Wook Yoon
  • Patent number: 9028264
    Abstract: A downhole electrical wet connector comprising a plug which is slidingly inserted into a socket, the socket comprising a series of wiper seals spaced apart by separation zones, each zone being individually supplied with dielectric fluid from a separate reservoir. A retractable insert is arranged in the socket and displaced by the plug during connection. The fluid pressure in each zone is individually regulated relative to ambient wellbore pressure and the pressure in adjacent zones and optionally equalised to minimise loss of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: AccessESP UK Limited
    Inventor: Philip Head
  • Patent number: 8986019
    Abstract: An electrical connector a semiconductor processing tool is provided. The electrical connector comprises a male connector part having pins and a first holder in which the pins are mounted and a female connector part having sockets and a second holder in which the sockets are mounted. The male connector part is configured to mate with the female connector part, and at least one of the male connector part and the female connector part has an air extraction conduit of which one end communicates with a vacuum pump and the other end communicates with a space formed between the male connector part and the female connector part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: den Edwin Hartog, de Chris G.M. Ridder
  • Patent number: 8986028
    Abstract: A wired pipe segment includes a body extending from a box end to a pin end and a coupler located in one of the box and pin ends, the coupler including a communication element and a coupler connector in electrical communication therewith and extending away from the communication element. The segment also includes a transmission line extending away from the coupler towards the other of the box and pin end, the transmission line including an inner conductor surrounded by a dielectric material, the inner conductor extending beyond an end of the dielectric material. The segment also includes a connector that electrically connects the coupler to the transmission line, the connector including an inner conductive connection having first and second ends that are, respectively, in contact with the inner conductor and the coupler connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephan Mueller, Volker Krueger, Christian Fulda, Ingo Roders, VolkeR Peters
  • Publication number: 20150050823
    Abstract: An electrical connector system for mitigating corrosion and maintaining an internal environment conducive for connectivity and the protection of internal electrical contacts is disclosed. The electrical system can include a female connector device designed to couple with a male connector device, and to enclose a chamber containing a corrosion deterring fluid. One or more electrical contacts can be located within the chamber, and be configured to interface with connecting members of a male connector device. The electrical connector system can also include one or more sealing gates configured to act as a sealing membrane that is designed to separate the corrosion deterring fluid in the chamber from fluid external to the chamber while allowing the connecting members of the male connector device to be inserted through the gates and into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip V. Mann, Mark D. Plucinski, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath, Arvind K. Sinha
  • Publication number: 20150004820
    Abstract: A system and method for releasably coupling a fluid dispenser to a structure. There is a push to connect-pull to disconnect connector system that has first and second mating connectors. A first connector is mounted to the dispenser and a second connector is mounted to the structure. The connector system accomplishes both mechanical and electrical interconnection between the dispenser and the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20140349501
    Abstract: A terminal (15) of a terminal-attached wire (10), in which the terminal (15) is connected to an end portion of a wire (11) and the end portion is sealed by a heat shrinkable tube (33), includes a terminal connecting portion (16) to be connected to a mating terminal, a wire connecting portion (18) to be connected to the end portion of the wire (11) and a coupling portion (22) coupling the terminal connecting portion (16) and the wire connecting portion (18) An opening end (33A) of the heat shrinkable tube (33) is mounted on the coupling portion (22), and a draining portion (32) for preventing adhering water from running down to the opening end (33A) is provided on a side closer to the terminal connecting portion (16) than the opening end (33A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD
    Inventors: Takeshi Aizawa, Satoshi Morikawa, Yoshihiro Uchiyama, Kazuaki Takeda, Takashi Tonosaki
  • Publication number: 20140148028
    Abstract: A wired pipe segment includes a body extending from a box end to a pin end and a coupler located in one of the box and pin ends, the coupler including a communication element and a coupler connector in electrical communication therewith and extending away from the communication element. The segment also includes a transmission line extending away from the coupler towards the other of the box and pin end, the transmission line including an inner conductor surrounded by a dielectric material, the inner conductor extending beyond an end of the dielectric material. The segment also includes a connector that electrically connects the coupler to the transmission line, the connector including an inner conductive connection having first and second ends that are, respectively, in contact with the inner conductor and the coupler connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Stephan Mueller, Volker Krueger, Christian Fulda, Ingo Roders, Volker Peters
  • Publication number: 20140148027
    Abstract: A wired pipe segment includes a body extending from a box end to a pin end and a coupler located in one of the box and pin ends. The coupler includes a communication element and a coupler connector in electrical communication therewith and extending away from the communication element. The segment also includes a transmission line extending away from the coupler towards the other of the box and pin end, the transmission line including an inner conductor surrounded by a dielectric material, the inner conductor extending beyond an end of the dielectric material. The segment also includes a connector that electrically connects the coupler to the transmission line, the connector including a first female end adapted to surround and make electrical contact with the coupler connector and a second end configured to have the inner conductor attached to an outer surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Stephan Mueller, Volker Krueger, Christian Fulda, Ingo Roders, VolkeR Peters
  • Publication number: 20140130892
    Abstract: A female electrical receptacle for mounting behind an inlet valve of a central vacuum cleaning system, having a base portion and a cover portion wherein the base portion defines three open topped channels and two side channels include an electrically conductive bayonet extending into said channel. The central channel retains the ground wire. Each bayonet is electrically connected to a female pin receptacle located toward one end of said base portion. The cover is sized and shaped to be field securable to said base portion to close said open top channels onto said bayonets, The female electrical receptacle further includes attachment features adjacent the pin receptacles, which are sized and shaped to engage with said inlet valve to permit said one end to be mounted behind said inlet valve and connected to a plug opening in said inlet valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CANPLAS INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: James Mantyla, Scott Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20140110382
    Abstract: In some aspects, lead connector assemblies for plasma arc torches for providing electrical and fluid connections can include male and female connectors. The female connector can include a current conductive member, a sealing member, clearance region, binding region, and a locking ring having a locking flange. The male connector can include a body defining an internal fluid passage, an electrical contact region, a sealing region, a locking trough, and a driving lip. The male connector, when assembled to the female connector, typically has an engaged configuration and a disengaged configuration. In the engaged configuration, the male connector is locked within the female connector, the electrical contact region forms an electrical connection with the current conducting member, the sealing region forms a seal against the sealing member, the locking trough receives the locking flange, and the locking flange is positioned between the driving lip and the binding region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: HYPERTHERM, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy Beliveau, Jonathan Mather
  • Patent number: 8531093
    Abstract: A light source apparatus is equipped with a discharge lamp, which has a glass tube that forms a light emitting part and a base member that is coupled thereto, and a mounting apparatus that holds the discharge lamp via the base member. Therein, the base member has a flange part that contacts positioning plate of the mounting apparatus, and a fixed part that is urged with a pressing force that presses the flange part to the positioning plate. Furthermore, the mounting apparatus has a fixing arm that urges the fixed part by a compression coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shirasu, Yasuo Aoki, Motoo Koyama, Takayuki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20130189865
    Abstract: A connector for electrical supply of a unit of the hydraulics which can be arranged or is arranged at a casing of such unit. Thereby at least one current path penetrates a connector bottom of the connector and the connector bottom is sealed with a silicone-containing compound against penetrating moisture in an area of this passage. The compound is an adhesive having high adhesive forces. A casing of a unit of the hydraulics can include such connector. A method of sealing a connector bottom of a connector penetrated by a current path is disclosed via which connector a unit of the hydraulics is adapted to be electrically supplied, the method includes a step of sealing a passage of the current path through the connector bottom with silicone-containing adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
  • Patent number: 8485837
    Abstract: An electrical connection for use in boreholes or other remote environment has first and second conductive members. The two conductive members are movable to form an electrical contact. Also provided is a means for urging dielectric fluid around the electrical contact formed by the first conductive member and second conductive member as the first and second conducting members are moved together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Artificial Lift Company Limited
    Inventor: Philip Head
  • Patent number: 8410602
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a socket for a semiconductor package, where the socket has a frame with a segmented design, where socket streets are located between the segments. One or more of the streets may include a conduit to enable thermal transfer during operation of the semiconductor package. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Venkat Natarajan, Arun Chandrasekhar, Pr Patel, Vittal Kini
  • Patent number: 8387948
    Abstract: A system for communicating a substance from between substance communicating devices. A substance switch is provided for selectively transferring the substance from a first substance communicating device, such as a host or other substance source to a first substance communicating device, such as a such as a substance consumer. The substance switch is activated to communicate the substance between the first substance communicating device and the second substance communicating device in response to movement of a component associated with one of the substance communicating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Kuehl, Richard A. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8382065
    Abstract: Systems and components for providing or receiving a service through a service connector system. A first substance communicating device has a first service connector component and a first switch component. A second substance communicating device has a second service connector component operably actuatable by the first service connector component to permit the communication of a service between the first and second service connector components. One of the substance communicating devices further has a second switch component operably associated with the second service connector component, the second switch component being configured to be actuatable by the first switch component when the first service connector component is adjacent the second service connector component to selectively draw the first and second service connector components into engagement to permit the communication of the service between the substance communicating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Hendrickson, Joel A. Luckman, Richard A. McCoy
  • Patent number: 8367935
    Abstract: A power connection device, in particular for power connections of safety containers, is provided. To improve the operational safety, the power connection device includes two cascaded current feedthroughs, whereby the electrical connections between the conductors of the feedthrough are arranged in conduits of reduced volume so that the interstices between the conductors are at least partially filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Johann Bernauer, Juergen Suttner
  • Patent number: 8363386
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body and an interface shielding cover. A recess is defined in the main body by a vertical wall and a bottom. Two openings are defined in the rear cover between the vertical wall and the bottom wall, two stop walls adjacent to the openings include a first engaging side and a second engaging side. The interface shielding cover includes a pair of elastic arms rotatably connected to the rear cover. Each elastic arm includes a first protrusion and a second protrusion distinctly oriented from the first protrusion. The interface shielding cover is rotatable relative to the rear cover between a closed position where the first protrusion abuts against the first engaging side to retain the cover in the closed position, and an open position where the second protrusion abuts against the second engaging side to retain the cover in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuang-Lao Cheng, Feng Dai, Shou-Ji Liu, Te-Sheng Jan, Yu-Tao Chen, Chun-Che Yen
  • Patent number: 8323066
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible display device is disclosed. The flexible display device manufacturing method includes: preparing a support substrate; coating a sealant on edge areas of the support substrate; combining a flexible substrate and the support substrate coated with the sealant in a vacuum state; hardening the sealant between the support substrate and the flexible substrate; forming display components used in a configuration of the flexible display device on the flexible substrate; and cutting the flexible substrate along a cutting line on the flexible substrate to separate the flexible substrate from the support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ock Hee Kim
  • Publication number: 20120252242
    Abstract: A system and method for releasably coupling a fluid dispenser to a structure. There is a push to connect-pull to disconnect connector system that has first and second mating connectors. A first connector is mounted to the dispenser and a second connector is mounted to the structure. The connector system accomplishes both mechanical and electrical interconnection between the dispenser and the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Patent number: 8177568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug module (24, 124) for being received in an attachment component (10), which must be contacted at least electrically, particularly a fuel injector for installation in the cylinder head region of an internal combustion engine. Said engine is supplied with fuel via a fuel injection system, which has a low-pressure region. The plug module is a combined plug module (24, 124), which has a first plug part (26) for electrical contacting and a replaceable return component (38, 138) for a fluid to be removed from the attachment component (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Junger
  • Publication number: 20120114286
    Abstract: A connector assembly having a connector body that includes a support structure and a mating side and has an adjustable cavity therebetween. The mating side has a mating array of terminals thereon that is configured to face a communication component. The mating side is moveable relative to the support structure. The connector assembly also includes an elastic container having a reservoir that holds a working fluid. The elastic container is positioned within the adjustable cavity between the support structure and the mating side. The elastic container changes between first and second shapes to move the mating side toward and away from the communication component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: ATTALEE SNARR TAYLOR, RICHARD ELOF HAMNER, ROBERT NEIL MULFINGER, JASON M'CHEYNE REISINGER
  • Publication number: 20120100735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrically heatable media line comprising a fluid line and at least one line connector, which comprises a fluid connector connected to a line end of the fluid line and an outer housing. The fluid line and the line connector each have electrical heating means, wherein the fluid connector is enclosed at least in the region of the heating means and together with an end section of the fluid line by the housing. The housing has fixing means for accommodating, in a mechanically fixing manner, the fluid connector with the connected line end and electrical conductors and conductor connectors of the heating means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Sascha Rosenfeldt, Martin Lechner, Josef Brandt, Harald Hagen, Ulrich Hiltermann, G√ľnter Sieper, Markus Berger
  • Patent number: 8158063
    Abstract: A biosensor package structure with a micro-fluidic channel is provided. The biosensor package structure includes a substrate, a biochip, and a cover. The substrate has a first surface, a second surface, and an opening. The biochip is attached on the first surface. A bio-sensing area of the biochip is exposed to the opening of the substrate. The cover is attached on the second surface to cover the opening so as to form a micro-fluidic channel. By implementing the invention, the manufacturing process of the biosensor is simplified and the productivity is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: National Chip Implementation Center National Applied Research Laboratories
    Inventors: Chin-Fong Chiu, Ying-Zong Juang, Hann-Huei Tsai, Chen-Fu Lin
  • Publication number: 20120045917
    Abstract: An electrical connection for use in boreholes or other remote environment has a a first connection assembly having a first (18) and second (34) connection assemblies having a first and second conductive members. The two conductive members are movable to form an electrical contact. Also provided is a means for urging dielectric fluid around the electrical contact formed by the first conductive member and second conductive member as the first and second conducting members are moved together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Philip Head
  • Patent number: 8101874
    Abstract: A watertight junction box includes a box body, a lower floating plate, an upper floating plate, a lock cap, a modular cable inserted into the box body and kept in contact with sharp copper contacts, a holding down plate for holding down an external power wire on the upper floating plate to cause electric contact between the external power wire and the sharp copper contacts, and a predetermined amount of silicon rubber filled in between the lower and upper floating plate that is deformed to wrap about the connection area between the sharp copper contacts and the external power wire when the lock cap is tightly fastened to the box body to force down the holding down plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Smart Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry S. C. Yang
  • Publication number: 20120012301
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first pin and a second pin. The first pin has a first joint section. The first joint section has first holes extending a length of the first joint section and terminating at a first preload face. The second pin has a second joint section. The second joint section has second holes extending a length of the first joint section and terminating at a second preload face. The second joint section is adapted to receive the first joint section and the first holes match the second holes when the first pin and the second pin are mated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SUNSTONE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William James Hughes, Bryan Lane, Gary Marshall Briggs