Energy Cell Substitution Device Including Plural Contacts (e.g., Jumper) Or With Support Means For Energy Cell Patents (Class 439/500)
  • Patent number: 11398662
    Abstract: Provided is a battery module including: a cell assembly in which a plurality of cells are arranged at a predetermined interval, wherein each of the plurality of cells includes a cell lead; a sensing wire harness disposed around the cell lead and including a connecting terminal corresponding to the cell lead, wherein the connecting terminal is directly bonded to the cell lead; and a connector connected to the sensing wire harness by being fixed at one side of the cell assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ENERGY SOLUTION, LTD.
    Inventors: Gang-U Lee, Jun-Yeob Seong
  • Patent number: 11345423
    Abstract: An activity tracker includes a device that includes a sensor component, a radio, a housing, and a removable portion. The sensor component is configured to obtain bicycle route information based on one or more sensors. The radio is configured to wirelessly communicate the bicycle route information to a remote computing device. The housing includes at least a portion of the sensor component and the radio. The removable portion includes a battery. The removable portion and the housing, when coupled, create a watertight seal to protect electronic components of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary David Nelson, Sudipto Aich, Chih-Wei Tang
  • Patent number: 11349234
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact chambers between a top and a bottom configured to be mounted to a circuit board. A rear wall of the housing includes lead slots open at the top to receive leads of an electrical component. The electrical connector includes a cover coupled to the top of the housing above the leads. The electrical connector includes contacts received in corresponding contact chambers. Each contact includes a base having a solder pad at a bottom configured to be soldered to a circuit board conductor of the circuit board. Each contact includes contact beams extending from the base to form a socket proximate to the top of the housing that receives the lead of the electrical component from above to electrically connect to the lead of the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH, TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Devine, Hua Li, Wenke He, Wanfa Su
  • Patent number: 11179824
    Abstract: An electric working machine according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a terminal block electrically connected to a battery pack. The terminal block includes a positive electrode connecting terminal and a negative electrode connecting terminal. The positive electrode connecting terminal includes a plate-shaped positive electrode side connection plate portion that comes in contact with a positive electrode terminal of the battery pack, and the negative electrode connecting terminal includes a plate-shaped negative electrode side connection plate portion that comes in contact with a negative electrode terminal of the battery pack. At least one of the positive electrode side connection plate portion and the negative electrode side connection plate portion is provided with a heat radiation plate portion in a thermal conductive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiji Kondo
  • Patent number: 11121564
    Abstract: Provided is a power supply device for supplying power to load elements. The power supply device includes a main power module including a main battery, a main power controller configured to control charging and discharging of the main power module, a sub-power module including sub-batteries respectively corresponding to the load elements, and a sub-power controller configured to control charging and discharging of the sub-power module, Based on a remaining capacity of the main battery and a remaining capacity of the sub-batteries, the power supply device is selectively operated in a first mode in which charging and discharging are possible for both the main power module and the sub-power module, a second mode in which charging and discharging are possible only for the sub-power module, or a third mode in which charging and discharging are possible only for the main power module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Yil Suk Yang, Jimin Oh, Young-Gi Lee
  • Patent number: 11114878
    Abstract: A portable power source for power tools. The portable power source includes a housing defining a battery support and an power outlet, a circuit supported by the housing and including an input terminal on the battery support, an output terminal on the power outlet, and an inverter electrically connected between the input terminal and the output terminal, a battery power source including a battery housing supported on the battery support, at least one battery cell, and a battery terminal connected to the battery cell and electrically connectable to the input terminal, power being transferrable from the battery cell to the circuit to be output through the power outlet, and a frame connected to the housing and extending beyond a periphery of the housing and of the supported battery power source, the frame inhibiting contact with the housing and the battery power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dalton F. Hansen, Duane W. Wenzel, Emily C. Doberstein, Amanda M. Kachar, Dean W. Nowalis, Michael A. Matthews
  • Patent number: 11056848
    Abstract: An electronic device lacking an internal power supply comprises electronic circuitry, an external power adapter having an input connector for receiving AC power from a conventional AC power outlet and for providing a low-voltage output signal to an output connector, and a first port electronically coupled to the electronic circuitry for receiving the low-voltage output signal from the output connector of the power adapter and for providing the low-voltage output signal to the electronic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Michael Bailey, Carlo Q. Petrucci
  • Patent number: 11018394
    Abstract: A top loading battery holder that is arranged in direct contact with a surface (e.g., circuit board) to allow for a battery to be arranged directly within the holder and in electrical contact with the surface. The battery holder can include a housing that is configured to at least substantially surround a battery that is arranged therein and a plurality of a flanges and/or protrusions that are configured to extend inwardly from the housing to aid in securing the battery within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MEMORY PROTECTION DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Blaha, Charles Engelstein
  • Patent number: 10965076
    Abstract: An electronic device lacking an internal power supply comprises electronic circuitry, an external power adapter having an input connector for receiving AC power from a conventional AC power outlet and for providing a low-voltage output signal to an output connector, and a first port electronically coupled to the electronic circuitry for receiving the low-voltage output signal from the output connector of the power adapter and for providing the low-voltage output signal to the electronic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Michael Bailey, Carlo Q. Petrucci
  • Patent number: 10917973
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board with a lithium ion battery printed thereon is achieved. The flexible printed circuit board comprises a top and a bottom electrically insulating base film, a top electrically conductive metal layer over the top electrically insulating base film, and a bottom electrically conductive metal layer under the bottom electrically insulating base film. A printable lithium ion battery sits in a cavity completely through the top and bottom base films wherein a top of the battery contacts the top electrically conductive metal layer and wherein a bottom of the battery contacts the bottom electrically conductive metal layer. An adhesive film around the battery seals it to the top and bottom electrically insulating base film and seals the top electrically conductive metal layer to the bottom electrically conductive metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Compass Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Kelvin Po Leung Pun, Chee Wah Cheung, Jason Rotanson, Wing Lung Hon, Yam Chong, Wai Yin Wong, Shengbo Lu, Chenmin Liu
  • Patent number: 10892451
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack including a housing including a bottom wall and a top wall opposite the bottom wall, a plurality of battery cells at least partially positioned within the housing, and a latch mechanism. Where the latch mechanism includes a first linkage member having a contact surface accessible by the user from outside the housing, and where the contact surface is positioned proximate the bottom wall of the housing, a locking pawl movable with respect to the housing between a locked position and an unlocked position and in operable communication with the first linkage member, and where the locking pawl is positioned proximate the top wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: J. Luke Jenkins, Ryan Altenburger, William J. Saunders, Brent M. Willey, Li Sheng Ping
  • Patent number: 10869506
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a conductive contact structure for a power supply assembly. The power supply assembly includes a cover body, and a main body inbuilt with a master control board. The cover body and the main body define an installation space therebetween. The conductive contact structure includes a negative electrode assembly, a sealing element, an insulating assembly and a positive electrode assembly that are disposed in sequence in the installation space. The negative electrode assembly is configured for passing through the cover body to abut against the sealing element and defines a through hole. The insulating assembly has one end configured for covering the positive electrode assembly on the main body and has the other end abutting against the sealing element. The positive electrode assembly is configured for partially passing through the insulating assembly and the sealing element in sequence to be accommodated in the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10838347
    Abstract: A torsion coil spring supporting structure includes a first supporting portion opposing one end of a torsion coil spring with respect to an axial direction of the torsion coil spring; and a second supporting portion opposing the other end of the torsion coil spring with respect to the axial direction. The first supporting portion includes a spring supporting portion cooperative with the second supporting portion to support the torsion coil spring at a mounting position. The first supporting portion is elastically deformable, by moving the torsion coil spring, to permit the torsion coil to move to the mounting position in a direction crossing the axial direction and elastically restorable to place the spring supporting portion in an inner diameter portion of the torsion coil spring, thus supporting the torsion coil spring at the mounting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaki Seto
  • Patent number: 10811742
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fixture, a battery unit and a battery module. The fixture comprises at least one thermal conductive plate and two support blocks. Each thermal conductive plate comprises an abutting portion, a contact portion and a connecting portion. The two support blocks are fixed on two ends of the at least one thermal conductive plate in a length direction; the abutting portion, the connecting portion and the contact portion and the two support blocks form a receiving space. The battery unit comprises at least one pouch-shaped secondary battery having a main body and the fixture, the abutting portion is attached to the main body. The battery module comprises a thermal conductive frame and the battery units. The thermal conductive frame comprises a peripheral wall and a receiving cavity, the battery units are received in the receiving cavity, the contact portion contacts the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Shangfu Zhang, Wenhui Zhang, Jihua Yao, Mu Qian, Yanhuo Xiang, Taosheng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10777927
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a housing comprising a first surface, a second surface facing in the opposite direction to the first surface, and a side surface surrounding the space between the first surface and the second surface; a touch screen display exposed through the first surface; a printed circuit board (PCB) which comprises at least one conductive path, which is arranged between the touch screen display and the second surface, and which comprises a least one conductive path; and a flexible connector arranged to provide an electric connection between the at least one conductive path and at least a part of the side surface. At least a part of the side surface of the housing is made of an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hyup Lee, Jong-Su Youn, Jung-Suk Woo, Hyung-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10749430
    Abstract: This invention discloses an electrical energy transmission apparatus. The electrical energy transmission apparatus includes an input component which is connected to a direct current (DC) energy storage component, an output component which comprises an alternating current (AC) device interface used to connect an AC device, and an adapter component which transfers electrical energy from the input component to the output component. The adapter component comprises a DC driving unit and an AC driving unit. The DC driving unit converts energy of the DC energy storage component into a DC power. The AC driving unit converts energy of the DC energy storage component into an AC power. At least one of the DC driving unit and the AC driving unit is connected to the AC device interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhendong Gao, Guoliang Mu, Fangshi Liu
  • Patent number: 10673154
    Abstract: A power storage module has a plurality of power storage elements whose electrode terminals, which include a positive electrode and a negative electrode, are arranged on an electrode arrangement surface, and a connection module that is mounted to the electrode arrangement surface of the plurality of power storage elements. The connection module has an insulating protector holding a bus bar, which connects adjacent electrode terminals of the plurality of power storage elements. The insulating protector has a front wall and a rear wall that intersect a virtual plane that is parallel to the electrode arrangement surface. The front wall and the rear wall are respectively provided with protruding portions, and the protruding portions that are respectively provided on the front wall and the rear wall engage with a plurality of extending portions that are provided on the electrode arrangement surface of the plurality of power storage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Naoki Fukushima, Katsushi Miyazaki, Seishi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10594147
    Abstract: An interface-adapting device includes an OTG (on-the-go) adapting interface and a voltage-dividing module. The OTG adapting interface is configured to connect an electronic device to an expanding device or to an external power source. The voltage-dividing module is configured to receive an input voltage of the electronic device. When the OTG adapting interface is configured to connect the electronic device to the expanding device, the voltage-dividing module transmits a ground voltage to the electronic device; when the OTG adapting interface is configured to connect the electronic device to the external power source, the voltage-dividing module transmits a divided voltage to the electronic device, so that the external power source is configured to charge the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming-Yuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10593925
    Abstract: A battery module includes a housing and battery cells disposed in the housing, each of the battery cells including two terminals. The battery module also includes bus bar cell interconnects including a first material, where each bus bar cell interconnect is configured to electrically couple two adjacent battery cells via an electrical coupling with a first terminal of one of the adjacent battery cells and a second terminal of the other adjacent battery cell, where at least one of the first and second terminals includes the first material. The battery module includes welds, each weld being disposed at a corresponding welding point to directly couple one of the bus bar cell interconnects with the corresponding at least one terminal including the first material. Each welding point is accessible for welding from a position above the battery cells when the interconnects are disposed over the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CPS TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: John P. Dinkelman, Lisa L. Winders, Richard M. DeKeuster, Edward J. Soleski, Mikhail S. Balk
  • Patent number: 10533926
    Abstract: A device for connecting to an optical cable having a set of optical fibers may include a microscope, an assembly to move the microscope in a continuous manner about an axis substantially parallel to a mating surface of the optical cable, and without moving the device, to bring one or more optical fibers, of the set of optical fibers, within a field of view of the microscope without moving the optical cable, and one or more processors. The device may receive an indication to perform a set of analyses of the set of optical fibers of the optical cable. The device may perform the set of analyses of the set of optical fibers by modifying a position of the microscope of the assembly of the device in a set of directions. The device may output a result of the set of analyses for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Brace, Kevin Cassady
  • Patent number: 10530074
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector (610) for connecting a coaxial cable (600), wherein the connector (610) comprises an elongated ferrule (612) arranged to be configured in electrical contact with at least one metal braid layer (606) of the coaxial cable (600); a compression fitting (614) arranged around said ferrule (612); and means (618) for applying a pressure force to the compression fitting (614) such that a surface (614a) of the compression fitting (614) applies a force to an outer insulating layer (608) of the coaxial cable (600) surrounding said at least one metal braid layer (608) substantially over the whole length of said surface (614a) of the compression fitting (614).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Teleste Oyj
    Inventors: Keith Mothersdale, Steve Gribby, Arno Albricht, Nicolas Winandy, Robert Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10454339
    Abstract: A motor may include a rotating section; and a stationary section. The rotating section may include a shaft, a rotor core fixed to the shaft, a coil wound around the rotor core, and a sensor magnet fixed to the shaft. The stationary section may include a brush holding device, a housing, a magnet fixed inside the housing, a bearing, a first circuit board, and a second circuit board. The housing may include a cylindrical portion, a lid portion, and a bottom portion. The brush holding device may include a brush holder, a plug, a first plug contact element and a second plug contact element, the first circuit board, a choke coil, and a brush. The first circuit board may include electric-magnetic interference suppression components. The second circuit board may include a magnetic pole facing the sensor magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC MOTORS & ACTUATORS (GERMANY) GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Bruhn, Che sakre Bin Shamsol
  • Patent number: 10454077
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery that includes a plurality of serially connected battery cells. The battery includes an upper housing and a lower housing. The battery comprises: a wire harness assembly; a middle housing that includes a plurality of cell chambers for accommodating the top sections of the plurality of serially connected battery cells. The lower housing includes a plurality of cell chambers for accommodating the bottom sections of the plurality of serially connected battery cells 102; and the middle housing has a top surface for installing the wire harness assembly (1106) and the plurality of cell chambers beneath the top surface (1102) of the middle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CPS TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Qiong Sun, George Yu, Xiaolong Zhong, Wei Qu, Rui Li, Peng Song, Binbin Fan, Yang Yu
  • 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