Indicator Light Patents (Class 439/490)
  • Patent number: 11448813
    Abstract: A display console comprises a housing comprising a front panel, a light source disposed within the housing, a port positioned within an aperture of the front panel, and a diffuser. The diffuser comprises a first portion proximate the port and a second portion proximate the light source such that the diffuser diffuses light from the light source out the aperture of the front panel, wherein the second portion includes a flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Joongmin Yoon, Scott Duncan
  • Patent number: 11435054
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light source module including: a heat dissipation member; a board disposed on the heat dissipation member; a light-emitting element disposed on the heat dissipation member and configured to transfer heat to the heat dissipation member; and a connection member disposed on the board and configured to electrically connect the light-emitting element and the board, thereby improving stability and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Won Han, Hyun Woo Kang
  • Patent number: 11437751
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, a first sandwich structure, and a support structure. The housing includes two accommodating cavities vertically adjacent to each other, where each accommodating cavity is used for receiving a docking connector. The first sandwich structure is disposed between the two accommodating cavities. The support structure penetrates two side walls of the housing and two side walls of the first sandwich structure to fix the first sandwich structure on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Bai-Yu Duan, Zhen Luo, Xiao-Kai Wang, Xiao-Ping Wu
  • Patent number: 11394202
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus can be used to turn an existing 240 VAC or 480 VAC/600 VAC outlet into two or more time-sharing, i.e., one operating at a time, outlets. An AC switch box with two time-sharing outlets can be made with either a mechanical switch for switching which load receives power, or automatically, by a microcomputer system, for example. In the automatic AC switch box, the non-favored outlet may be typically powered on unless a load is detected at the favored/default outlet, when power to the non-favored outlet is automatically disconnected until the load is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Vincent Hung Nguyen, Trang Lan Do
  • Patent number: 11381043
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts assembled in the housing, a plurality of cylindrical mating ports located on and forwardly extending from a front face of the housing, and a plurality of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) disposed in the housing behind the front face thereof. The mating port includes a majority part and a minority part engaged with each other wherein the majority part has the material same with or similar to that of the housing and is spaced away from the LED while the minority part is essentially translucent or transparent for light transmission/guiding and intimately confronts the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhong-Hua Zhou, Zhi-Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 11362449
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receptacle and a plug for a miniaturized connector for use in an audio device, a hearing device or a similar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ESTRON A/S
    Inventor: Carit Laursen
  • Patent number: 11276525
    Abstract: A carrier is configured to house a capacitor that includes a casing, a first capacitor lead that protrudes from the casing and a second capacitor lead that protrudes from the casing. The carrier includes a first container portion and a second container portion. The first container portion and the second container portion have the same shape and dimensions, and when assembled together, define an interior space that receives and retains the capacitor therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: Robert Bosch LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hadwan Hadwan, John Janson, Andrew Yermak, Alexander Tsang, Mark Ryskamp, Jesus Antonio Marin Bello, Jeff Reuter, Ligor Manushi
  • Patent number: 11251573
    Abstract: A protective shell assembly is used for accommodating a connector. The protective shell assembly includes a cage and at least one light pipe. The cage has a plurality of wall surfaces, and the wall surfaces are connected to at least one another to define an accommodating space. The at least one light pipe passes through one of the wall surfaces so that a part of the light pipe is located in the accommodating space and the other part is located outside the accommodating space. A connector assembly with the protective shell assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiao-Ping Wu, You-Rui Zhang, Bai-Yu Duan, Xiao-Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 11215766
    Abstract: An optical connection device includes an optical fiber, a first connection member which includes an inlet to which the optical fiber is connected and an outlet, a second connection member which includes an aperture connected to the outlet of the first connection member and to which light from the optical fiber is transmitted through the first connection member, and a first light transmission protection part which protects a tip of the optical fiber in the first connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Munekazu Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11183799
    Abstract: An electrical power inlet connection device, can be attached to portable and/or transitional physical structures. While interacting with tools, an individual may utilize electrical and electronic devices to work on material, where the electrical power inlet connection device can be attached on an inside of, for example, a sawhorse leg. The electrical power inlet connection device has at least one female power outlet and a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) compartment, like those currently utilized near sinks for safety. However, the electrical power inlet connection device can only have a single male power plug. With GFCI, all electrical power inlet connection device applications assure added electrical security. A USB or other electrical/electronic connections can be added to the compartment for connecting to music sources, cell phones, the Internet, etc. within a GFCI compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen G. Kimmet
  • Patent number: 11171455
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle including a body having a first cavity and a second cavity, a plurality of first electrical connections in the first cavity and a plurality of second electrical connections in the second cavity, at least one electrical plug sensing device in the first cavity, and wherein electrical continuity to the plurality of first electrical connections from the plurality of second electrical connections only occurs when the at least one electrical plug sensing device senses a presence of an electrical plug in the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 11143830
    Abstract: Disclosed are a heat radiating assembly and a connector. The heat radiating assembly is disposed on the connector used to mate with a docking connector having a heat generating portion. The heat radiating assembly includes a heat radiating member and a heat conduction member. The heat radiating member is provided with a trough. The heat conduction member is disposed in the trough and is configured to transfer heat of the heat generating portion to the heat radiating member, allowing the heat to be radiated through the heat radiating member. The connector includes the heat radiating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhen Luo, Xiaokai Wang
  • Patent number: 11081847
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density split cable for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11070016
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density port converter for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11070015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density non split cable for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11070014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density switch for up to 40 high-density jacks for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11025017
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a controller. The controller is in communication with the plurality of LEDs, a sink device and a host device. A universal serial bus type C (USB-C) functionality of the sink device and the host device is identified by the controller. The controller operates at least one of the plurality of LEDs in accordance with one of a plurality of different LED operation profiles that is associated with the USB-C functionality of the sink device and the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Wen Shih Chen
  • Patent number: 11011879
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density patch panel for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 11005223
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high-density switch for use in a network incorporating high-density connections for increased efficiency, network operation and management. The high-density connections are incorporated into the patch panel, network switch, and cables that connects them, as well as into cable analyzers and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which allow for a complete network within a single computer running virtualization software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 10992078
    Abstract: A connection system includes a first connector and a second connector configured for establishing one or more electrical connections through a drape. The first connector can include an alignment protrusion and a first piercing element having one or more electrical contacts configured to pierce the drape. The second connector can include an alignment notch, a channel, and a first receptacle configured to receive the first piercing element when inserted therein. The alignment notch can be configured to accept the alignment protrusion when the first connector is aligned with the second connector then disposed over the second connector. The channel can be configured to allow the alignment protrusion to slide along a length of the second connector. The first receptacle can have one or more electrical contacts configured to form at least a first electrical connection of the one or more electrical connections with the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chase Thompson, Jerry Zhao, Bradley W. Zentgraf, Jason R. Stats, Anthony K. Misener
  • Patent number: 10903607
    Abstract: An electronic unit is provided. The electronic unit includes a circuit board provided with an electronic component and a terminal, a terminal holder fixed to the circuit board and holding the terminal, a first casing assembled so as to abut on the terminal holder, and a second casing assembled to the first casing so as to sandwich the terminal holder between the first casing and the second casing, and configured to maintain a state where the terminal holder and the first casing abut on each other by being engaged with the first casing so as to restrict movement of the first casing away from the terminal holder and by elastically pressing the terminal holder against the first casing through a pressing piece extending from the second casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kuratani
  • Patent number: 10900618
    Abstract: A light-emitting device holder is configured to fix a light-emitting device to a mounting object. The light-emitting device includes a substrate, a light-emitting element, and a pad. The light-emitting device holder includes a holder main body, a terminal and an insulating member. The holder main body defines an opening at a position corresponding to the light-emitting element in a fixed state after the light-emitting device is fixed to the mounting object by the light-emitting device holder. The terminal is attached to the holder main body, and configured to be in contact with the pad in the fixed state. The insulating member is attached to the holder main body, and configured to be in contact with at least a region of the surface of the substrate between the pad and a portion of an edge of the substrate that is closest to the pad in the fixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Kawano
  • Patent number: 10779061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managed connectivity using local area wireless networks are provided. In certain embodiments, patching equipment in the system includes a plurality of ports configured to receive a plurality of connectors; a processing unit configured to execute instructions thereon; and a wireless communication interface, wherein the processing unit communicates connectivity information with a collection device through the wireless communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph C. Coffey, Joseph Polland
  • Patent number: 10652253
    Abstract: A cable assembly may include an outer jacket, a printer circuit board including light emitting diodes, and a cable configured to transmit information. The outer jacket may include a channel opening and the printed circuit board may be configured to be positioned within the channel opening and between the cable and the outer jacket. Another cable assembly may include an inner jacket, an outer jacket, a printed circuit board including light emitting diodes, and a cable configured to transmit information. The inner jacket may include a channel opening, and the printer circuit board may be configured to be positioned within the channel opening and between the inner jacket and the outer jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CyberSecure IPS, LLC
    Inventors: Bobby Nakanelua, Stephen Sohn, Scott Rye
  • Patent number: 10644459
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a connector body and an electrical component having wire leads extending axially from each end of the body, and electrical terminals. The wire leads are connected to the terminals. The assembly further includes a retainer housing disposed within the connector body. The retainer housing defines a pair of longitudinal channels in which the terminals are disposed. The retainer housing defies a cradle having an arcuate cross section in which the electrical component is disposed. The retainer housing defines a retaining feature configured to retain the electrical component within the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey, Faviola Ramon, Dennis Garcia Lepez, Francisco J. Mendez Lopez
  • Patent number: 10534135
    Abstract: A traceable cable includes at least one data transmission element, a jacket at least partially surrounding the at least one data transmission element, and a tracing optical fiber incorporated with and extending along a length (l) of the cable. The tracing optical fiber includes a core having a first index of refraction and a cladding having a second index of refraction less than the first index of refraction, with the cladding substantially surrounding the core. The tracing optical fiber also includes periodically spaced apart scattering sites spaced along the optical fiber at a spacing ratio of n sites per meter, wherein each scattering site is configured to scatter no more than about 1/(n*l) times optical power provided to the tracing optical fiber. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Sebastian Bauco, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Micah Colen Isenhour, David Gustave Ehrenberg
  • Patent number: 10498093
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a first plug, a second plug opposite the first plug, a cable connected with the first plug and second plug, and a LED light located in the first plug or the second plug, wherein the cable is provided with a braid layer located at the outermost side of the cable, the braid layer is composed of metal enameled wire mixed fibers, and the cable causes the LED light to be illuminated by capacitive sensing through proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., FOXCONNINTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Yang Li, De-Gang Zhang, Chi-Ming Chen, Gang Dang, Lu-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 10490916
    Abstract: A light-emitting terminal block structure is provided. A lighting module includes a circuit board and a lighting component. An insulation body is combined on the circuit board and has an accommodating space, an insertion hole and an indication hole. The insulation body is formed with a notch at a side facing the circuit board, and the lighting component is located in the notch. A light pipe is disposed in the accommodating space and has a light-guiding end and a light-emitting end. The light-guiding end is oriented toward the light emitting element and spaced apart from the light emitting element by a distance. The indicator hole is exposed from the light-emitting end, and the conductive seat is combined in the accommodating space and has a resilient plate and a soldering leg soldered on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10483694
    Abstract: A lock-in adapter having a locking arm ending in a latch contained within a ground pin for securing the adapter into a wall outlet via the ground pin receiver. Internal locking arms similarly lock and retain a plug inserted into the opposite end of the adapter, thereby securing the plug to the adapter and the adapter to the wall. The adapter can be further secured to the outlet faceplate via screws through tabs located on both the top and bottom ends of the adapter. A button secures the various latches to secure the plug and adapter, and which can be selectively operated to release both the adapter from the outlet and the plug from the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Robert W. Crowder
  • Patent number: 10439413
    Abstract: Jumper cables include a housing with first and second pairs of cables extending therefrom. On an upper surface of the housing are a pair of dual-color LEDs, each associated with one of the pairs of cables. Circuitry within the housing causes each LED to illuminate in one of two discrete colors when the polarity of the cables is reversed. A rotary isolation dial with multiple visual indicators allow a user to independently verify that the polarity of each pair of cables is correct before establishing electrical communication between two batteries. The LED circuits include a surge suppressor that protects the rescuing vehicle and the disabled vehicle's electrical system from alternator load dump when the rescuing vehicle's engine is running. Adapters allow an auxiliary power source to be coupled with the jumper cables in the event the dead battery is incapable of powering the LEDs and alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Vern E Miller
  • Patent number: 10420865
    Abstract: A waste collection unit (40) with a primary display (106) on which information about the operation of the unit is presented. In addition to the primary display there is a light assembly (662) adjacent the fitting (614) to which a suction line is attached. The light assembly emits light of selectively colors or in a selected pattern based on an operation state of the waste collection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reasoner, Robert W. Childers, Chamara Gamhewage, Michael W. Hall, Nathan K. Hogan, Brian J. MacLachlan, Michael J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10374921
    Abstract: Systems, equipment and methods for automatically tracking cable connections and for identifying work area devices and related methods of operating communications networks are provided. In one embodiment, a method of automatically identifying an end device that is connected to a local area network, the method comprising: transmitting a first control signal over a control channel that runs from a first connector port on a patch panel of the local area network to an integrated circuit chip mounted on the end device through at least a communications cable, a second connector port and a patch cord; receiving a second control signal from the integrated circuit chip over the control channel in response to the first signal, the second signal including identifying information for the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Michael G. German, Peter T. Tucker, Matias Peluffo, Luc Walter Adriaenssens
  • Patent number: 10367321
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high density (HD) cable to accommodate HD jacks. The HD bridge adapter acts as a single cable coupler between two HD jacks. The bridge can be formed with two connectors having a predetermined space between them, or be separated by a flexible extended cable for remote positioning of the connectors. In one embodiment each connector has 192 pins comprising 16 rows of 10 pins each and 4 rows of 8 pins each. Alternatively 200 pins comprising 20 rows of 10 pins each with 4 of said rows having 2 pins in a stand-by mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 10337721
    Abstract: There is disclosed an illuminated cable comb including a body incorporating at least two openings for removably retaining a corresponding at least two cables in a fixed position relative to the body. The comb further includes a light source within the body, and conductive material within the body capable of transmitting power to the at least one light such that the at least one light illuminates the body when power is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: American Future Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Bradley Soken
  • Patent number: 10267981
    Abstract: A terminal block includes an insulative casing, a bottom plate, conductive terminals and a light module. The insulative casing has first chambers, second chambers and through holes separately communicating with the first chambers. The bottom plate coves the first chambers. A side of the bottom plate and the second chambers are formed with a circuit board slot. The bottom plate is extended with light guide bars separately passing through and exposed in the through holes. The conductive terminals are separately received in the first chambers. Each conductive terminal is extended with a contact sheet disposed in the second chamber. The light module includes a circuit board, LEDs mounted on the circuit board and conductive units. When the circuit board is detachably inserted into the circuit board slot, the LEDs correspond to the light guide bars in position, and each conductive unit electrically connects to one of the contact sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10249964
    Abstract: A terminal block for coupling with at least one conductive wire includes an insulation base (100) and a circuit board (200). A docking chamber (101) is defined in the insulation base (100), multiple connecting holes (102) for inserting the respective conductive wires and multiple through holes (103) corresponding to the respective connecting holes (102) are defined on a lateral surface of the insulation base (100). The respective through holes (103) are communicated with the docking chamber (101) and adjacent to the respective corresponding connecting holes (102). The circuit board (200) is arranged in the docking chamber (101), and multiple LEDs (210) are arranged on the circuit board (200) corresponding to the respective through holes (103). The LEDs (210) are accommodated in the docking chamber (101), and the respective LEDs (210) are able to illuminate through the respective corresponding through holes (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10181686
    Abstract: An illuminated interface cable with a USB type C connector interface on at least one end. A light circuit including a light and a mechanical switch, the light circuit powered by a power level negotiation CC conductor of the cable to energize the light upon actuation of the mechanical switch. The light and switch coupled to the connector interface, the light oriented to illuminate an interconnection area of the connector interface. The light may be provided, for example, as a light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: XENTRIS WIRELESS, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Patel, Terrell Morrow, Christopher Whetstone, Mark William Lopotko
  • Patent number: 10142189
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a control device of a vehicle, the control device having an Ethernet transceiver with a link LED output configured to display a network status by an LED connectable thereto, includes: determining a settable diagnosis state of the control device; selecting a signal sequence on the basis of the determined diagnosis state; and controlling the link LED output with the selected signal sequence to output the diagnosis state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Helge Zinner, Bruno Pöller
  • Patent number: 10132479
    Abstract: A flipping installation device for LED strip lighting includes an installation frame, a house, at least one link mechanism, and at least one clamping mechanism. Each of the at least one link mechanism includes a first link mounted on the installation frame, a second link disposed on the house, and a third link rotatably connected between the first and second links. The first and second and third links is perpendicular to each other in the cross section perpendicular to the axial direction of the house when the house has been installed into the installation frame. Each of the at least one clamping mechanism includes a catch head disposed on the installation frame, and a resilient lock disposed on the house and coupled to the catch head. The link mechanism and the clamping mechanism are located on the opposite side of the house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xufeng Wu, Wanjiong Lin
  • Patent number: 10135201
    Abstract: A connector cover module adapted to be disposed on a connector on a mother board is provided. The connector cover module includes a cover body and at least one light guide bar. The cover body includes a top surface, a plurality of lateral surfaces, and at least one arm extending from one of the lateral surfaces and bending outward to form an accommodating groove. The light guide bar is disposed beside one of the lateral surfaces, held by the arms, and located in the accommodating groove bent and formed by the arms. A cover body is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lai, Yung-Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 10109962
    Abstract: An electronic device system can include an electronic device. The electronic device can include a receptacle, and a device logic driving status unit configured to generate a status signal indicating activity of the electronic device, and a communications cable. The communications cable can include a first plug configured to connect to the receptacle and receive the status signal, wherein the first plug includes a status indicator configured to indicate activity of the electronic device based on the status signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean M. Jenkins, Musa I. Kakish
  • Patent number: 10077876
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible illuminating flat cable structure including a connector, a circuit board, a plurality of external signal lines, a first illuminating unit, a shell, signal lines, a fiber cable, and a transparent coat. The connector connects to an electronic device. The circuit board includes contact welds, signal line welds, a first illuminating unit weld, controller welds, and a external signal line welds. The external signal lines conducts a power signal and a control signal. The controller generates a power control signal according to the power signal and the control signal sent from the external signal lines. The first illuminating unit generates lights according the power control signal. The shell includes an illuminating mark corresponding to the first illuminating unit. The signal lines transmit data signals. The fiber cable transmits lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ENERGY FULL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Chin
  • Patent number: 10069252
    Abstract: A plug structure of light emitting AC electric power cord is disclosed, wherein a plug body is internally combined with a circuit board which comprises at least a circuit device and at least two conductive board, and the circuit device includes at least two light emitting diodes (LEDs) respectively corresponding to a light guiding line within the electric power cord; accordingly, when the conductive board transfers AC power to the two LEDs, the circuit device can controls such two LEDs to glow at different moments in order to create an image persistence difference of one parallax thereby allowing human eyes to generate the image persistence effect in vision such that the light guiding line may present a visual perception of light flowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Chia-hua Lin
  • Patent number: 10029053
    Abstract: A nebulizer comprises a controller linked at its output to a nebulizer head, and at its input to a USB cable and USB plug for connection to a host system. The link between the USB plug and the controller is a USB cable with power and data channels. The controller comprises a boost circuit, a microcontroller 11, and a drive circuit. The latter provides power and control signals via a cable and proprietary plug to the nebulizer head. These signals provide power and control for a vibrating membrane receiving a liquid to be aerosolized. The controller has a housing with LED status lamps, and an ON/OFF button. The controller can be controlled via a host, either locally or remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: STAMFORD DEVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Casey, Joseph Grehan, Kieran Hyland, John Power
  • Patent number: 10020609
    Abstract: A connector includes a first connector portion, a second connector portion having housing members that are joined and fitted to the first connector portion, spacers inserted into the housing members from one side to retain terminals inside the housing members. The housing members each includes a joining surface at which the housing members are joined and an engaging rail formed on the joining surface. The engaging rails restrict a relative movement of the joined housing members in a separating direction with the engaging rails being engaged by inserting the engaging rails to each other along their longitudinal direction. The housing members each has an exposure hole on the other side surface. The exposure holes are located on a straight line perpendicular to the joining surfaces. The spacers are different in color from the housing members, and each has a projection to be exposed from the corresponding exposure hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10003163
    Abstract: A power distribution unit (PDU) having a connector to connect to an input power supply and a plurality of power outlet sockets for receiving plugs having a number of pins. Each power outlet socket has a mechanical locking mechanism movable between a locked position and an unlocked position when a plug is inserted into the power outlet socket to lock and unlock a plug pin in the power outlet socket. Absent actuation the locked position is adopted. Each power outlet socket includes an externally, manually actuatable, first release element, and an internally, electrically actuatable, second release element. A power sensor detects whether or not power is being drawn and, for power outlet sockets which currently host a plug and are not drawing power, the second release element is actuated by the PDU so as to unlock the mechanical locking mechanism, thereby freeing up the associated plugs for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Hewitt, Colin I. Holyoake, Mark J. Lawrence, Caroline J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9966692
    Abstract: A water-resistant electronic component including a body, a protectable part, a sealing sheet, and a cover. The body includes a water-resisting wall of loop shape. The water-resisting wall extends in a first direction. The protectable part includes at least part of a functional part of the water-resistant electronic component and is located within the water-resisting wall of the body. The sealing sheet includes a perimeter portion. The sealing sheet covers the protectable part from one side in the first direction, with the perimeter portion abutting the water-resisting wall from the one side in the first direction. The cover is fixed to the body such as to cover the sealing sheet and the water-resisting wall from the one side in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Hosiden Corporation, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Yamachika, Hideaki Taketsu, Kumpei Fujita, Hiroki Ikuta, Shinji Hirose, Kenichi Ikeda, Hideki Arita, Yusuke Murakami, Hiroaki Okada
  • Patent number: 9941638
    Abstract: An electrical cord having improved safety features comprises a plug having a body portion surrounding respective ends of first, second, and third electrical wires. A live receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the first electrical wire. A neutral receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the second electrical wire. A ground receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the third electrical wire. The body portion surrounds and maintains the live, neutral, and ground receptacles in spaced apart orientation corresponding to blades on an electrical plug. An indicator is provided to indicate a state of the plug in which electricity is supplied to the plug in a proper polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Solid Ground Cords, LLC
    Inventor: Lester Richard Gilliland
  • Patent number: 9935383
    Abstract: An assembly has a connector, a circuit board, a cable, a light pipe, and an outer casing. The connector has an insulating body with conductive terminals fixed therein. The circuit board is behind the connector, is electrically connected with two conductive terminals, and has two light-emitting elements. The cable has a plurality of wires, and the conductive terminal is electrically connected with the wire. An inside of the light pipe is formed with a first receiving cavity that receives the connector and the circuit board therein. The outer casing has first and second insulating casings which are latched to each other and are combined to form a second receiving cavity. The light pipe is received in the second receiving cavity and is partially exposed out of the outer casing. Light from the light-emitting elements emits outwardly via the light pipe. The cable extends rearward out of the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Zhen-Liang Li
  • Patent number: 9912081
    Abstract: A cover assembly for an electrical connector at the end of a sheathed cable containing several insulated wires. An insulation piercing clip couples light bulb leads to the wires. A translucent housing encloses the light bulb, said insulation piercing clip, the entire section of unsheathed insulated wires, a portion of the electrical connector and a portion of the sheathed cable. The cover assembly is illuminated by the light bulb when power flows through the electrical connector and may be color coded to indicate connector function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DSM&T Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Corona