Energy Cell Substitution Device Including Plural Contacts (e.g., Jumper) Or With Support Means For Energy Cell Patents (Class 439/500)
  • Patent number: 10276004
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating haptic effects associated with transitions in audio signals are disclosed. One disclosed system for outputting haptic effects includes a processor configured to: receive a signal; determine a haptic effect based in part on the signal; output a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect; an audio output device configured to receive the signal and output an audible effect; and a haptic output device in communication with the processor and coupled to the touch surface, the haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Jamal Saboune
  • Patent number: 10215345
    Abstract: A battery holder includes storage chamber for storing a battery. The storage chamber includes: opening end surface through which battery can be taken in or out; and upper surface section, lower surface section, and first and second side-surface sections (opposing each other) for holding the battery. Projection is formed on the inner wall of first side-surface section at a portion including the end on the opening end surface side. Outward deformable flexible section is formed on second side-surface section at a portion including the end on the opening end surface side. Slit that extends from third side-surface section opposite to the opening end surface toward the opening end surface and stops at the position corresponding to a part of the battery is formed in upper surface section and/or lower surface section. The end of the flexible section is located closer to the third side-surface section than the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho Shirakawa, Katsumasa Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10173009
    Abstract: An aspect of some embodiments of the current application is a doorstop to a drug delivery apparatus that encourages a user of the apparatus to perform the proper usage steps in the proper order. For example, a user may be expected to receive an injector in a transport state, open it to an open state, insert a cartridge, and/or close the cartridge before operation. The doorstop may have an obstructing mode, optionally preventing closing of the door. The cartridge may optionally have a non-obstructing mode allowing closing of the door. Inserting the cartridge may optionally cause a doorstop to move from the obstructing mode to the non-obstructing mode. In the non-obstructing mode the doorstop may optionally prevent removal of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Reuven Y. Filman, Tomer Solomon
  • Patent number: 10135199
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body provided with multiple accommodating holes penetrating through the insulating body vertically, multiple terminals used for contacting a chip module, and at least one shielding sheet accommodated in the insulating body. The accommodating holes include signal accommodating holes and ground accommodating holes. Each signal accommodating hole is provided with a stopping portion. The terminals include signal terminals accommodated in the signal accommodating holes and ground terminals accommodated in the ground accommodating holes. Each shielding sheet or each terminal is provided with an urging portion. The ground terminals and the shielding sheet contact each other through the urging portion, and the stopping portions stop the urging portion to prevent the signal terminals and the shielding sheet from contacting each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10109840
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack includes at least one individual cell which is accommodated in a cell holder and is in electrical contact on a contact side via a cell connector. An electric load is to be connected via a contact plate which has a plurality of plug-type connections, wherein the contact plate is located on one side face of the cell holder. In order to compensate positional tolerances between the plug-type connections of the contact plate and external connection contacts, a mount for the contact plate is provided on one side face of the cell holder, in which mount the contact plate is mounted so as to be displaceable in a displacement direction. The electrical connection between the individual cell and the contact plate is embodied by an elastic contact strip, wherein the contact strip is embodied so as to be resilient in a sprung fashion in the displacement direction of the contact plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Henrik Gaul, Gernot Liebhard, Daniel Wagner, Martin Schurr
  • Patent number: 10040359
    Abstract: A two-way distribution, charging, and vending system permits a subscriber to exchange one or more partially or completely discharged portable electric energy storage devices for a comparable number of charged portable electric energy storage devices. The two-way distribution, charging, and vending system includes a number of charging modules, each with a dedicated power converter, communicably coupled to at least one two-way distribution system controller and to a power distribution grid. Upon receipt of a discharged portable electric energy storage device, the at least one two-way distribution system controller validates a manufacturer identifier and a subscriber identifier stored in a nontransitory storage media carried by the discharged portable electric energy storage device. Responsive to a successful authentication and validation, the at least one two-way distribution system controller dispenses a charged portable electric energy storage device to the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Gogoro Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Hsiu Chen, Shen-Chi Chen, Yu-Lin Wu, Chien-Ming Huang, TsungTing Chan, Feng Kai Yang
  • Patent number: 9929382
    Abstract: A battery having an exterior body defining a housing space which houses a battery element. The housing space is tapered in shape such that the plane area gradually becomes smaller from an opening toward the inside. A dimension of a top surface located innermost from the opening of the housing space is made equal to a smallest dimension among the positive electrode members, negative electrode members, and separators constituting the battery element. A dimension of the opening of the housing space is made equal to a largest dimension among the positive electrode members, negative electrode members, and separators constituting the battery element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Abe
  • Patent number: 9854676
    Abstract: An assembly comprising at least an electrical component mounted on a substrate. The component includes at least a first electrode and a second electrode. The substrate includes at least a first electrical conductor and a second electrical conductor. The first electrode is electrically connected to the first electrical conductor and the second electrode is electrically connected to the second electrical conductor. In a direction perpendicular to the substrate, the first electrode is located between the first electrical conductor and the second electrode. The second electrode is connected to the second electrical conductor by a connecting element extending between the second electrode and the second electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Joseph Erskine, Alan Hardie, Gerard McGoogan
  • Patent number: 9831652
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a busbar for connecting between electrode terminals, an external connection busbar to be connected to an external terminal, a resin protector including a first holding portion for holding the busbar and a second holding portion for holding the external connection busbar and a main cover for covering the first holding portion. The main cover includes a first auxiliary cover for covering the second holding portion and a second auxiliary cover connected to the first auxiliary cover via a hinge portion. The first auxiliary cover is provided with an interfered portion for interfering with an interfering portion of the second holding portion as the main cover is mounted on the resin protector, and the first auxiliary cover is automatically rotated and arranged at a predetermined position by the interference of the interfered portion and the interfering portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Mitsutoshi Morita, Naoki Fukushima, Tetsuya Fujita
  • Patent number: 9590223
    Abstract: A battery cell connector includes a plurality of segments of a metal conducting sheet. Each segment defines a plane and having a longitudinal axis. The battery cell connector further includes plurality of bends coupling the segments together into a 3-D object. Each bend is located between a pair of adjacent segments of the plurality of segments and the pair of adjacent segments defines two distinct respective planes. The battery cell connector further includes at least one spring comprising two segments welded together. A first segment of the plurality of segments includes first connecting elements for a battery pole of a first battery cell. A second segment of the plurality of segments includes second connecting elements for a battery pole of a second battery cell. The first connecting elements are electrically coupled with the second connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Xiumei Xie, Yanfei Zhou
  • Patent number: 9577228
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a battery side terminal electrically connectible with a device side terminal of a device body that may be a tool body of an electric tool or a charger body of a charger. The battery side terminal includes a first contact portion and a second contact portion. The first contact portion configured to form an electric contact through contact with a first side surface of the device side terminal. The second contact portion configured to form an electric contact through contact with a second side surface opposite to the first side surface of the device side terminal. The first contact portion configured to contact the first side surface in a first contact range having a first length. The second contact portion configured to contact the second side surface in a second contact range having a second length that may be different from the first length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Naito
  • Patent number: 9543681
    Abstract: A terminal for an antenna connector has a soldering base, two wings, a resilient electric contacting arm, and two pre-pressing elements. The wings are formed on the soldering base, and each wing has an opening. The resilient electric contacting arm is formed on and protrudes from a rear end of the soldering base and has an extension section, a resilient section, and an electronic contacting section. The pre-pressing elements are located respectively in the openings of the wings, pre-press the resilient section of the resilient electric contacting arm toward the soldering base, and limit the resilient section to sway in an extent from an inner upper edge of each opening to the soldering base. The terminal with the pre-pressing elements performs an excellent electrical contacting effect to improve signal transmission of the antenna connector and a corresponding antenna module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Tien Chen, Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Xiao-Juan Qi
  • Patent number: 9530993
    Abstract: A battery holding device includes: a battery housing portion which is adapted to house a battery; and a conductive terminal which is disposed in a sidewall portion of the battery housing portion, and which is to be in contact with an electrode terminal of the battery. The sidewall portion of the battery housing portion is formed with: a first cutout that is formed along a first direction; and a second cutout that is formed along a second direction different from the first direction and that communicates with the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yahagi, Takanori Sato
  • Patent number: 9508964
    Abstract: A voltage detecting terminal includes a flat plate-shaped electric contact portion having an insertion hole into which an electrode column of a battery is inserted, and a bent portion formed such that a tip is bent upward with respect to the electric contact portion. The bent portion is provided with a holding portion, and both ends of the holding portion in a plate width direction are expanded in the plate width direction, respectively. The voltage detecting terminal has a lower end surface of the holding portion in a thickness direction abutting against supporting surfaces of the plate and is held by a first housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Shinichi Yanagihara, Michio Ota
  • Patent number: 9450346
    Abstract: An electrical contact pin for a printed circuit board. The electrical contact pin includes a first cylindrical portion having a first diameter and a second cylindrical portion extending from the first cylindrical portion. The second cylindrical portion has a second diameter larger than the first diameter. The second cylindrical portion includes a ledge configured to press against a wall of a printed circuit board. The second cylindrical portion further includes a groove configured to receive a sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Garcia, Richard K. Schmid, Anthony J. Suppelsa
  • Patent number: 9407740
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device is described. The mobile electronic device includes a circuit board and a battery. The circuit board has opposing first and second peripheral edges. The first peripheral edge has a first cutout and the second peripheral edge has a second cutout. The battery is located adjacent to the circuit board and has opposing first and second curved end portions. The first curved end portion extends at least partially through the first cutout. The second curved end portion extends at least partially through the second cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L Allore, Timothy J Sutherland
  • Patent number: 9324979
    Abstract: A slidable battery door assembly is described. In implementations, the slidable battery door assembly (hereinafter “door assembly”) includes a door that is slidable to control access to a battery compartment for a device. Also included is a battery contact inside the battery compartment that is coupled to the door. When the door is closed, the battery contact holds a battery in place and serves as a portion of an electrical circuit that includes the battery. The door may be slidably opened such that the battery contact releases the battery, allowing the battery to be removed from the battery compartment. Thus, the door assembly enables easy installation and removal of a battery. Further, the door assembly can be positioned to hold a battery securely in place and provide an electrically conductive connection between the battery and an electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kelong Zhao, Xianming Huang, Curtis Douglas Aumiller, Zhiwei Zhang, Minggang Ma, Luke M. Murphy, Peter W. Bristol, Jared I. Drinkwater, David M. Lane, Summer L. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9300049
    Abstract: An antenna and a portable device having the same are provided. The antenna provided in a portable device includes: a radiator unit housed at one surface of the portable device; and a resonant frequency compensation unit housed at another surface of the portable device facing the one surface and adjusting a resonant frequency of the radiator unit changed by an environment change to a preset resonant frequency. Examples of the environment change include a device color change, and a battery size change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myungjae Jo
  • Patent number: 9257694
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery including an electrode assembly that performs a charge and discharge operation; a case that houses the electrode assembly; a cap plate coupled to an opening of the case; an electrode terminal installed in the cap plate; and a lead tab that connects the electrode assembly to the electrode terminal, wherein the lead tab includes a current collecting connection portion that is connected to the electrode assembly; a terminal connection portion that is bent from the current collecting connection portion to be connected to the electrode terminal; and an injection material that embeds the terminal connection portion in which a fuse is formed, and wherein the injection material includes an exposing hole therein, the exposing hole exposing at least one side of the fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Won Byun, Soo-Seok Choi, Hyung-Sik Kim, Min-Seok Koo
  • Patent number: 9246151
    Abstract: An electrical connection assembly is provided to electrically connect with at least one electrical contact of an electronic apparatus. The electrical connection assembly includes an insulating casing, a circuit board and a resilient conductive element. An inner space is defined in the insulating casing, and at least one opening is defined on the insulating casing for communicating the inner space and the exterior of the insulating casing. The circuit board is disposed in the inner space of the insulating casing. The resilient conductive element includes a connecting side for fixing on and electrically connecting with the circuit board. The resilient conductive element further includes a compressible side for facing the opening and being exposed therethrough. The thickness of the resilient conductive element is reduced when an external force is applied thereon and recovers when the external force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jui-Kai Cheng, Chien-Chih Yu
  • Patent number: 9219334
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a movable contact portion protruding out of a contact hole of a housing of the connection terminal, and is adapted to be pressed; a first curved portion continuously formed, the first curved portion including a free end portion having a fixed portion; a second curved portion continuously formed, the second curved portion including a free end portion having the movable contact portion; a rigid coupling portion interposed between the first curved portion and the second curved portion, and an abutment portion disposed on an opposite side to the second curved portion with respect to the movable contact portion, and adapted to be displaced toward the rigid coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakai, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Patent number: 9209535
    Abstract: The present invent concerns a portable object comprising at least a middle part and a back cover for confining an electronic module, said electronic module including a plate provided with a housing arranged for receiving an electrical energy accumulator, said electronic module including at least one circuit with at least one electrical contact area, and a connecting contact member for providing an electrical connection between said accumulator and said at least one contact area, said contact member being elastically deformable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: David Correa, Stephane Rychen, Roger Willemin, Jonathan Collaud
  • Patent number: 9184431
    Abstract: A battery cell connector for a battery module includes a pair of cantilevered arms and base portions that are linked at the base portion by a bridge. An interconnect board for connecting a plurality of battery cells includes a circuit board and a plurality of battery cell connectors. A battery block system includes a battery block that has a tray and a plurality of battery cells, and an interconnect board in mating relationships with the tray. A battery system includes first and second bus bars, a first and second pluralities of battery cells, and an interconnect board having a plurality of battery cell connectors linking the first and second plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Frias, Kenneth W. Sghia-Hughes, Jamison Pezdek, W. Dale Robertson, Eric J. Carlson, Phillip E. Partin
  • Patent number: 9171651
    Abstract: An object is to provide a fixture for a component to be mounted on a circuit board which is easily manufactured and can exhibit good solderability and high whisker resistance. In a fixture which includes a solder joint plate part 11 that can be fixed on a surface of a circuit board by soldering using solder cream, and a component fixing part 12 that can be fixed to a component configured to be mounted on the circuit board, and in which Sn plating is performed at least on a solder joint surface of the solder joint plate part, the solder joint plate part 11 is divided into a plurality of long-plate-like solder joint pieces 13, and on both sides of each of the long-plate-like solder joint pieces 13, wing-like joint feet are provided to protrude through bent flexible parts 16, and the lower surface of each of the joint feet 15 becomes a solder joint surface 18 to be joined with the surface of the circuit board by solder cream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Muro
  • Patent number: 9147866
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an electronic device comprising a battery container, a side wall, and a plate spring member. The side wall is disposed upright along a direction orthogonal to an axis of the dry battery. The plate spring member elastically urges the dry battery contained in the battery container. The plate spring member comprises a base portion, a contact portion, and a connection portion. The contact portion is in contact with a positive electrode or a negative electrode of the dry battery. The connection portion connects said base portion and said contact portion while bending. The connection portion comprises a first bent portion and a second bent portion. The first bent portion that is bent so as to connect said base portion and said contact portion in an inverted V-shape. The second bent portion comprises a projecting portion configured to project to the dry battery side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuma Hojo, Masashi Tanizaki, Shinji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9136512
    Abstract: Provided is a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells including at least one row of battery cells, an electrode tab connecting the plurality of battery cells to each other in parallel, and a bus bar coupled to the electrode tab, wherein the electrode tab includes a main plate extending parallel to the at least one row of battery cells, welding parts protruding from the main plate towards the battery cells, the welding parts being connected to electrode terminals of the battery cells, and connecting parts protruding opposite the welding parts, the connecting parts being connected to the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youngbae Song
  • Patent number: 9039454
    Abstract: In a busbar module for connecting a plurality of batteries of a battery unit, the batteries are arranged so that electrodes of each of the batteries having different polarities are disposed adjacent to each other. The busbar module includes a plurality of busbars, a plurality of terminals, a plurality of wires, a plurality of plates and a connector. The busbars connect the electrodes adjacent to each other. The terminals are connected to the busbars respectively to detect a voltage of the batteries. The wires are connected to the terminals respectively. The plates accommodate the busbar, the terminals and the wires, and provided above the battery unit. The connector connects the plates together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Shinichi Yanagihara, Keizo Aoki
  • Patent number: 9039442
    Abstract: A PCB assembly can be attached to hold one or more such assemblies. A resilient PCB housing holds a PCB by an interference fit while conductive wires are inserted into its wire cavity so that exposed portions of conductive wires make electrical contact with electrical traces of the PCB which is biased by wire insulation. Two conductors can be held by the PCB housing which are forced into electrical contact with the PCB when it is inserted into the resilient PCB housing which then biases such contacts. A switch can also be held by a switch interference fit with the resilient PCB housing such that its leads are biased against the PCB by the resilient PCB housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 9028272
    Abstract: A foreign material removing structure includes an inserting hole, a battery-side terminal, and a push-out section. The hole provided in a battery pack extends in an attaching direction of the pack, and has an opening that a charger-side terminal can enter, the opening being formed in one end side in an extending direction. The battery-side terminal is provided in the hole to contact the charger-side terminal that enters the hole from the opening when the pack is attached to the charger. The section provided on the further forward side in the attaching direction than the opening in the pack has a surface that intersects the attaching direction. The structure is configured such that the section is at a region shifted to the further forward side in the attaching direction than the charger-side terminal when the forward side in the attaching direction of the battery-side terminal contacts the charger-side terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Sakai, Kouji Okamura
  • Patent number: 8993153
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ramped battery contacts for a battery pack that support multiple engagement methods to devices, such as terminals, recharging stations, and the like. The battery pack can make a connection with a terminal one way and with a recharging station with another. Advantageously, the multiple engagement methods allow for different connectors for the different applications associated with the terminal and the recharging station. In an exemplary embodiment, the ramped battery contacts enable a terminal to connect to a battery pack through pogo-pin contacts to prevent disconnections in a rugged environment. The same ramped battery contacts can connect to a recharging station with leaf spring contacts through a swiping action that makes insertion and removal of the battery pack in the recharger quicker and easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Bacon, Edward Voli
  • Patent number: 8982579
    Abstract: An electrical assembly is assembled by affixing two conductors to a battery block without the use of solder, inserting a PCB into a PCB opening in the battery block and inserting a battery into a battery block opening in the battery block. Each of the two conductors will have a first lead in mechanical and electrical contact with the battery without the use of any solder and a second lead in mechanical and electrical contact with the PCB without any use of solder. As a result of such assembly, the PCB is held within the PCB opening by a mechanical fit without the use of any solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • 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: 8974246
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a case having a battery loading part to load a battery thereon, a printed circuit board mounted in the case, a terminal connection accommodating space formed in a predetermined portion of the battery loading part and extending in a first direction, a connection terminal comprising a fixing part configured to be connected to the printed circuit board, a connecting part extending toward the battery loading part via the terminal connection accommodating space, and a flexible part having a plurality of curved portions arranged between the fixing part and the connecting part and a stopper extending in the terminal connection accommodating space to restrict contraction of the flexible part in the first direction by coming into contact with one of the curved portions when the flexible part is contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngchul Son, Jeongho Kim
  • Patent number: 8930738
    Abstract: A common form-factor battery backup system includes a battery system configured to provide electrical energy to an external system. A control circuit is configured to compare a monitored voltage level associated with the external system to a minimum acceptable voltage level and, if the monitored voltage is less than the minimum acceptable voltage level, provide electrical energy from the battery system to the external system. The battery backup system is configured to fit within a common form-factor storage space within a data system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph P. King, Jr., Phillip J. Roux
  • Patent number: 8920963
    Abstract: A portable device, which performs wireless communication with a communication peer, includes a battery, which powers an electronic component, and a case, which accommodates the electronic component and battery. The case includes a battery compartment having an opening. An elastic waterproof seal surrounds the opening. A battery lid, which covers the opening, is formed integrally with the waterproof seal and coupled to the case in a direction perpendicular to a radial direction of the waterproof seal. A rim around the opening of the battery compartment pushes the waterproof seal when coupling the battery lid to the case thereby elastically deforming the waterproof seal in an inward radial direction. The waterproof seal, when elastically deformed, keeps the battery lid coupled to the case and seals the battery lid and case in a liquid-tight state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirano, Hiroyuki Sugiyama, Takeshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8917359
    Abstract: A power supply for a television and a television including the same, the power supply including: a rectifier which rectifies input AC power; a converter which converts the rectified power into DC power through a switching control; a circuit board on which at least one of the rectifier and the converter is mounted; and an input connector which receives the AC power and is mounted on the circuit board such that a projecting height of the input connector projecting from the circuit board is substantially equal to or smaller than a projecting height of at least one of the rectifier and the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-deok Choi
  • Patent number: 8871375
    Abstract: A coupling member between battery cells and a battery cell assembly using the same are disclosed. Specifically, a coupling member between battery cells comprises a coupling body having battery insertion holes at first and second sides of the coupling body, and an insertion space in an interior of the coupling body; and a conductor installed in the insertion space to partition the insertion space into the first and second sides, the conductor configured to contact an electrode of the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Ju Lim
  • Patent number: 8858244
    Abstract: Abnormal noise at a battery pack busbar module is prevented. A battery pack busbar module includes busbar accommodating portions each accommodate busbars which connect in series batteries, cover portions coupled by hinges to one of side edges of openings in the busbar accommodating portions to cover the openings, and lock portions to lock the cover portions by bringing first engagement portions provided on the other side edges of the busbar accommodating portions and second engagement portions provided on the cover portions into engagement with each other, and ribs projecting from the cover portions to come into abutment with the busbar accommodating portions are formed in positions spaced away from the lock portions, a height of the ribs being set such that the second engagement portions are not brought into engagement with the first engagement portions when the ribs abut the busbar accommodating portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Takao Syouji, Shinichi Yanagihara, Michio Ota, Kenji Eto
  • Patent number: 8851907
    Abstract: A contact node of a portable terminal includes: a body fixed on a main board of the portable terminal; at least one first contact piece protruding through one side surface of the body; and at least one second contact piece protruding through another side surface of the body, wherein one of the first contact piece and second contact piece is disposed toward an outer side surface of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 8831257
    Abstract: An exterior power supply for a hearing aid has a battery-shaped conductor, two thin power contacts, and a DC power source. The battery-shaped conductor is received in a battery container of the hearing aid and has a top electrode and a bottom electrode. The thin power contacts are mounted to the battery-shaped conductor and respectively and electronically connected to the top and bottom electrodes of the battery-shaped conductor. Each thin power contact has a thickness matching a gap between an opening and a door of the battery container of the hearing aid. The DC power source is electronically connected to the battery-shaped conductor through a power wire and the thin power contacts to output DC power to the top and bottom electrodes of the battery-shaped conductor. Therefore, the hearing aid obtains DC power from the battery-shaped conductor and the button cell is not replaced frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Chum Lee, Huey-Ling Kao Ulrey
  • Patent number: 8784145
    Abstract: A connector has a housing having a contact hole, and a movable contact that projects movably into and out of the contact hole of the housing. A contact surface of the movable contact is formed by an elastically deformable arc-shaped thin portion. The arc-shaped thin portion has a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Koyama, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Patent number: 8764479
    Abstract: A battery connector is disclosed. The battery connector is disposed in a mounting side of a motherboard, and an input/output port is positioned on the mounting side for inserting outer connectors. Wherein, the electric connector includes a connector body having a battery accommodating space for accommodating the battery. The connector body is located on the mounting side and the input/output port is positioned on the mounting side. The computer case has a slot near the input/output port, and the slot is disposed corresponding to the battery accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 8759991
    Abstract: A portable internal combustion engine and a charging device that generates AC power are supported on a manually movable frame. A coupling mechanism which can include a starter circuit and starting device, or a charging circuit and charging device, or both device couples a battery receptacle terminal block to the internal combustion engine. The battery receptacle can include various features to permit and retain electrical coupling between a battery pack for a cordless power tool. For example, key protrusions and corresponding recesses can be associating with latching projections. Additionally or alternatively, cooperating rails and recesses may be associated with the battery pack and receptacle, respectively. Spring loaded movable clips or resilient flexing clips can be included to act on the battery pack. An electrical cord may also be used to couple receptacle terminals to the coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Grant, Michael K. Forster
  • Patent number: 8734191
    Abstract: A touch safe right angle power connector includes a header assembly that includes a conductive pin, an inner shroud that surrounds the pin, and an outer shroud that surrounds the inner shroud. The inner shroud has slots therethrough. The power connector includes a power terminal connector having a plug housing that has a cavity and an insert assembly that is received in the cavity. The insert assembly has a terminal body configured to be terminated to an end of a conductor of a power cable and is electrically connected to the pin of the header assembly. The insert assembly has a dielectric insert that holds the terminal body. The insert assembly has a shield that surrounds the dielectric insert and provides shielding for the terminal body. The plug housing has optional ribs which are received in corresponding slots to orient the power terminal with respect to the header assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Weiping Zhao
  • Patent number: 8727813
    Abstract: A combination of a thin type battery and a circuit board is provided, including a thin type battery, a circuit board, and a joint connector. The thin type battery includes a shell body, a soft packaging cell, and an electric connector. The joint connector is disposed at the circuit board and connected electrically to a circuit of the circuit board. The soft packaging cell of the thin type battery is disposed in the shell body and includes a battery body and a top sealing area. The electric connector is connected electrically to the soft packaging cell. The electric connector can be plugged into the joint connector in a first direction or a second direction, so that the thin type battery can be plugged into the mobile electronic device through the electric connector in the first direction or second direction, to supply power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: UER Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Da Yang, Ray-Tang Sun
  • Patent number: 8721368
    Abstract: A power terminal connector includes a multi-layered buss bar that has a first mounting portion, a second mounting portion and a flexible section between the first and second mounting portions. The flexible section has multiple layers of metal sheets in a stacked configuration. A first terminal assembly is coupled to the first mounting portion and a second terminal assembly is coupled to the second mounting portion. The first and second terminal assemblies are coupled to corresponding pins of corresponding power terminals. The multi-layered buss bar is configured to electrically interconnect the power terminals coupled to the first and second terminal assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Weiping Zhao
  • Patent number: 8691416
    Abstract: A battery interface module is provided that includes a housing and a battery interface carried by the housing and configured to interface with a battery. The battery interface may include a first power bus interface, a first fluid interface and a first data interface. The battery interface module may also include first and second transmission interfaces carried by the housing. At least one of the first and second transmission interfaces may be configured to interface with another battery interface module. Each transmission interface may include a second power bus interface, a second fluid interface and a second data interface. Additionally, the first and second power bus interfaces may be in electrical communication, the first and second fluid interfaces may be in fluid communication and the first and second data interfaces may be communicably connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Carroll, Larry Alan Foy
  • Patent number: 8673481
    Abstract: A housing (610, 620) for a button-type battery (?) includes a cavity with resilient conductive terminals (300, 400) therein and a door (500) opposite the terminals (300, 400). When a battery (?) is pushed inside the cavity and the door (500) is moved to its closed position, the resilient terminals (300, 400) hold the battery (?) in place, applying a force urging the battery (?) against the door (500) to better maintain electrical contact. When the door (500) is moved to its open position, the resilient terminals (300, 400) push the battery (?) at least one fifth of its diameter out of the cavity, so a user can pull out the battery (?) by hand and change the battery (?) easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Gang Chen
  • Patent number: 8657635
    Abstract: A terminal configured to be pressed into and fixed to a base material has a press-fit fixing portion configured to be pressed into the base material, a branch portion extending from the press-fit fixing portion, a plurality of extension portions that extend from the branch portion in a meandering manner, such that at least one meandering slit is formed thereby, a tip portion integrated with a free end of the extension portion, and a movable contact portion formed on the tip portion that is configured to protrude out of a contacting hole of the base material so as to be taken in and out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Koyama, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Patent number: 8658301
    Abstract: A battery ejecting structure is applied to a portable electronic device which comprises a housing and a battery. The battery ejecting structure comprises an ejecting element, a cover, a pushing element and an elastic element. The ejecting element is movably located in the container of the housing; the cover is connected pivotally to the housing and covers the container to be a closed state, and the cover restricts the ejecting element to move via a blocking element; the pushing element is located in the housing, and the fixed member of the ejecting element is connected to the pushing element through the housing. Wherein when the cover is rotated relative to the housing to form an open state, the blocking element disengages from the container, and the pushing element is moved by an elastic restoring force of the elastic element to unlock the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Chieh Cheng, Yao-Ting Lee