With Flaccid Conductor And With Additional Connector Spaced Therealong Patents (Class 439/502)
  • Patent number: 11960428
    Abstract: A modular keyboard video and mouse (KVM) switching system comprises a core KVM switch module, one or more console peripheral interface modules (CPIM) and one or more host computer interface modules (HIM). The CPIM interfaces console peripheral devices to the core KVM switch module and the HIM interfaces host computer to the core KVM switch module Changing of console peripheral devices or host computer involves adapting a corresponding CPIM or HIM without changing the core KVM switch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: HIGH SEC LABS LTD.
    Inventor: Aviv Soffer
  • Patent number: 11951413
    Abstract: A modular mobile and accessory system, includes a flexible rod made of an elongated flexible member wrapped with a relatively softer material. The flexible rod has end caps on either or both ends, which end caps releasably engage corresponding accessory caps on an accessory, such as a toy or other item. The system includes a wearable headband for handsfree use of a toy or mobile to entertain a child. Other uses are contemplated, such as attaching the rod to a claw element which is secured to a crib or other fixed surface or element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: WESTRAY TOYS, LTD.
    Inventor: Mark Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11936143
    Abstract: A diagnosis plug-in connection comprising an electrical plug connector and a mating electrical plug connector. The electrical plug connector comprises a diagnosis module with an outer conductor contact and an inner conductor contact within the outer conductor contact. The mating plug connector comprises a diagnosis head with an electrically conductive spring cage, which is designed for electrical and mechanical connection to the outer conductor contact of the diagnosis module of the plug connector. The spring cage electrically and mechanically contacts the inner conductor contact of the diagnosis module of the plug connector when the plug connector is plugged together with the mating plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Till Bredbeck, Christian Anfang
  • Patent number: 11901712
    Abstract: An appliance includes a cabinet with a rear panel. The rear panel defines a recessed portion with an offset surface and an aperture defined on the offset surface. A power connector is disposed in the aperture. The power connector includes a cable engagement section configured to engage a power cable and a source engagement section opposing the cable engagement section. The source engagement section extends through the rear panel to engage a power receiver within the cabinet. A mounting flange is disposed between the cable engagement section and the source engagement section and operably couples to the offset surface. A cover is coupled to the rear panel over the recessed portion. The cover includes an outer rim and a body protruding outward from the outer rim. An opening is defined between a bottom section of the body and the rear panel through which the power cable is configured to extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Murgyappa Mahadev Athani, Lingaraj I. Bandiwad, Jakub Buczkowski, Varun D. Kuvalekar, Rafal Serniak, Shaikh Meejanali Shoukatali, Scott Patrick Kokoska
  • Patent number: 11874699
    Abstract: Provided is a display panel, including: a main body having a display region; and a rear folding portion provided with a plurality of binding pins. In an embodiment, the rear folding portion is bendable, and at least a part of the rear folding portion is capable of being folded back to a side of a backlight surface of the main body. In an embodiment, an edge of the rear folding portion that is connected to the main body is a first edge, and the first edge extends along a first direction. In an embodiment, the main body includes two second edges arranged opposite to each other along the first direction. In an embodiment, a vertical distance between an endpoint of the first edge and a line of one second edge most adjacent thereto is d1, and a minimum distance between two second edges is d2, 0.025?d1/d2?0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: WUHAN TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Tian, Fei Li, Dongliang Dun
  • Patent number: 11831113
    Abstract: A modular electrical system with electrical and/or data outlets provides an unobtrusive power and/or data source that can be routed along a floor, a table or other work surface in a work area. The modular system includes a plurality of electrical wiring modules, a plurality of junction modules each having multiple outputs, and a plurality of electrical power or data units connected to the junction modules and to surfaces in the work area. Optionally, a modular floor runner system is assembled together from rigid floor runner modules interposed with junction modules, with one or more flexible branch extensions selectively coupled to any desired junction module. The floor runner modules and junction modules include housings that protect electrical wiring held internally, while being minimally intrusive for use in walking areas. Optionally, a table mounted modular electrical system is connectable to a floor runner system, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Patent number: 11827114
    Abstract: A charging adapter for electric vehicle includes a connecting mechanism, a control board, a charging plug, a charging socket, a locking pressure plate and an electromagnet iron. The control board monitors the temperature change inside the charging adapter and control the switch-off. The charging plug and the charging socket are installed at two ends of the connecting mechanism respectively. When used, the charging plug is connected to a charging socket of the electric vehicle, and the charging socket is connected to a charging gun to activate an operating control system of the electric vehicle. The locking pressure plate is installed in a surface of the end of connection mechanism near the charging plug. The electromagnet iron is installed inside the connection mechanism and located under the locking pressure plate, and is combined with the locking pressure plate to lock the charging adapter with the charging socket of the electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Envision Energy CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shize Yu, Yang Hu, Jianning Wang, Dexiang Guo
  • Patent number: 11798710
    Abstract: A cable includes: a core wire; an insulating layer covering the core wire in an extrusion molding manner, a shielding layer covering the insulating layer, and a sheath covering the shielding layer, the core wire comprising a pair of inner conductors and the inner insulating layer of the pair of inner conductors are simultaneously covered by extrusion molding. Under the premise of ensuring impedance matching, the cable reduces the distance between the two conductors, so that the cable has lower insertion loss, and the overall size of the cable is also smaller, at the same time, the cable has a high-speed data transmission capability with a signal frequency greater than 40 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yang-Bo Zheng, Juan Zheng, Lu-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 11746047
    Abstract: A wired and detachable, moveable, dis-assemble, re-assemble USB or Wireless charging-unit(s) which has minimum feet DC power delivery wire that is manual to coil, wrap within unit's own space for wire-arrangement, said each wired and detachable unit(s) cover broad area and people can chare external product(s) at any location within said area; wherein said unit(s) assembly with electric product which is at least one (1) desk, floor, wall-mounted item, light, (2) power strip, (3) selfie LED light has built-in or added-on image capture device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Tseng-Lu Chien, De-Yi Chien, De-Ying Cian
  • Patent number: 11736808
    Abstract: A multifunctional, wireless, high power LED-based strobe for still and motion photography is disclosed. The device is comprised of an LED lamp having a touch screen, onboard microcontroller, radio wave transmitter and receiver as well as a remote ‘hot shoe’ The invention is designed to be used with conventional still cameras and movie cameras. An object of the disclosure is to provide a means of customizing lighting conditions manually, automatically and in real time. Several proprietary lamps can also be tailored and controlled by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Alex Munoz
  • Patent number: 11726281
    Abstract: A cable assembly including a tracer conduit and one or more data transmission conduits. Physically separable proximal and/or distal portions of the data transmission conduit(s) and the tracer conduit are held together by a sleeve. In some examples the sleeve is axially and radially expandable and collapsible multiple times. In some examples, the tracer conduit transmits a visible laser light signal that can be observed after it radially diffuses through the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph M. Hynes, Paul T. Alvarez, Yvette Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11726508
    Abstract: Methods of powering a radio that is mounted on a tower of a cellular base station are provided in which a direct current (“DC”) power signal is provided to the radio over a power cable and a voltage level of the output of the power supply is adjusted so as to provide a substantially constant voltage at a first end of the power cable that is remote from the power supply. Related cellular base stations and programmable power supplies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John C. Chamberlain, Michael Guerin, Erik William Lilieholm
  • Patent number: 11678845
    Abstract: A harness comprising a patient module connector, an extremity hub; a cable branch including a plurality of channel pairs. The cable branch includes a first end coupled to the patient module connector and a second end coupled to the extremity hub. The harness comprises a monitoring cable configured to attach and detach from the extremity hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: D. J. Geiger, Chris Ryan, Richard W. Schermerhorn
  • Patent number: 11676741
    Abstract: A cable assembly is used to connect elements of a computing system. The cable assembly may include a first cable and a connector. The first cable includes an external portion having a first conductor, an electromagnetic (EMC) shielding jacket for the first conductor and a connector disposed at an end of the first conductor. Further, the first cable includes an internal portion comprising a second conductor and a connector disposed on an end of the second conductor. However, the internal portion lacks an EMC shielding jacket for the second conductor. The external portion of the first cable and the internal portion of the first cable form a continuous cable. The connector device comprises a shield area configured to electrically couple with a chassis of a node of a computer system and a retainer configured to physically couple the cable assembly with the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lannie R. Bolde, Michael T. Peets, David C. Olson, William L. Brodsky
  • Patent number: 11672490
    Abstract: A sensor interface system for providing a connection between at least one sensor and a maternal-fetal monitor, wherein the interface system converts electrical muscle activity captured by the sensor(s) into uterine activity data signals for use by the maternal-fetal monitor. The sensor interface system of the invention preferably includes a conversion means for converting the signals from the sensor(s) into signals similar to those produced by a tocodynamometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: PHILIPS NORTH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Neil Russell Euliano, II, Dorothee Marossero, Shalom Darmanjian, Daniel Patrick McKenna
  • Patent number: 11670881
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems and methods for connector assembly for use with an AC or DC power interface of a power conversion device, such as a converter and an inverter, are provided. The connector assembly can include a circuit board, a power connector, and a pin. The power connector can have a base configured to be secured relative to the circuit board and define a first channel extending through the power connector along a first channel axis. The first pin can have a first pin body that extends along a first pin axis and a first connection element that extends along the first pin axis from the first pin body to a first terminal end that is skewed relative to the first pin axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
    Inventors: Alireza Khaligh, Fariborz Musavi
  • Patent number: 11650383
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a heat dissipation module with a first end and a second end opposed to the first end and two receptacle connectors located at the second end. The first and second ends define a transceiver-mating direction such that, when a transceiver is inserted into the first end of the heat dissipation module in the transceiver-mating direction, the transceiver mates with one of the two receptacle connectors, and in the heat dissipation module, air flows parallel to the transceiver-mating direction between the first and second ends and flows between the two receptacle connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric J. Zbinden, Thomas A. Hall, III
  • Patent number: 11594843
    Abstract: A docking station includes a base and a first cable. The base has a plurality of ports. One end of the first cable connects to the base and the other end of the first cable connects to a first lock set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: SINOX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yueh-Cheng Huang, Hao-Jhong Lyu
  • Patent number: 11588311
    Abstract: A connector system includes a first connector configured to be electrically connected to a predetermined device required for air discharge and to introduce air discharged from the predetermined device into the first connector, a first connection line surrounding a first cable electrically connected to the first connector, one side of the first connection line being connected to the first connector, and a second connector connected to an opposite side of the first connection line and electrically connected to the first cable, wherein the first connector, the first connection line, and the second connector are configured to communicate with each other such that the air introduced into the first connector is discharged through the second connector after passing through the first connection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jeong Hee Park, Tae Young Kim, Byung Hwa Oh, Jong Myeong Kim
  • Patent number: 11527856
    Abstract: A charger extension device has a housing having a top side, a left side, a bottom side, a right side, a rear side, and a front side, an USB port on the front side of the housing, and a port on the rear side of the housing. Another charger extension device has a housing having a top side, a left side, a bottom side, a right side, a rear side, and a front side, an USB port on the front side of the housing, a port on the rear side of the housing, and a cable retention assembly on the rear side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: John Holtzman
  • Patent number: 11505133
    Abstract: An attachment member is configured to support an electric component to which a harness is connected, and be attached to a wall portion of a vehicle interior. The member includes a base portion to which the electric component is fixed, a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion each standing on the base portion and configured to engage with the wall portion. Each of the first and second engaging portions includes a proximal-side end portion on a side of the base portion, and a distal end-side end portion opposite to the proximal-side end portion. The first and second engaging portions are arranged so as to sandwich a harness connecting portion of the electric component. The attachment member further includes a coupling portion configured to couple the distal end-side end portions of the first and second engaging portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Yamase, Junya Adachi
  • Patent number: 11502465
    Abstract: Embodiments of a high-frequency electrical distributor device may have an input end with a connector of a first connector type, and an output end with at least two connectors of at least one second connector type which is different from the first connector type. Embodiments may further include a distributor region between the connector at the input end and the connector at the output end. The connector at the input end has at least two differential contact element pairs. The distributor region distributes the contact element pairs of the connector at the input end to the connectors at the output end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Till Bredbeck
  • Patent number: 11500167
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a heat dissipation module with a first end and a second end opposed to the first end and two receptacle connectors located at the second end. The first and second ends define a transceiver-mating direction such that, when a transceiver is inserted into the first end of the heat dissipation module in the transceiver-mating direction, the transceiver mates with one of the two receptacle connectors, and in the heat dissipation module, air flows parallel to the transceiver-mating direction between the first and second ends and flows between the two receptacle connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric J. Zbinden, Thomas A. Hall, III
  • Patent number: 11402888
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, by a hardware processor and over a universal serial bus (USB) Type-A connection, whether a client controller is present in a client device. The method also includes supplying power to the client device over the USB Type-A connection by selecting between one of a first power source or a second power source depending on whether the client controller is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paolo Sironi, Roberto Gianella
  • Patent number: 11351877
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging equipment (EVSE) system is provided. The EVSE system delivers direct current (DC) charging power and is configured for delivering electrical energy to a single electrical vehicle at a same time. The EVSE system comprises a plurality of charging cables with respective charging connectors for connecting to a respective plurality of electrical vehicles. At least one of the plurality of charging cables is liquid cooled and each of the plurality of charging cables comprises at least two DC power lines and at least two signal lines, which are each connected to a respective DC power line within the charging connector. The EVSE system further comprises a DC metering device configured for measuring, via the at least two signal lines, a connector voltage between the at least two DC power lines within the charging connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gertjan Koolen, Jim Van-Der-Heijden, Stefan Raaijmakers
  • Patent number: 11318303
    Abstract: A device for the active fixation of an implantable medical lead includes a housing, a tine assembly, an electrode, and a rotatable shaft. The housing includes a proximal end for connecting to the lead and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The housing defines a housing lumen extending between the proximal end and a recess adjacent to the distal end. The tine assembly is disposed within the housing lumen and includes at least one tine configured to self-bias from a linear configuration within the housing to a curved configuration outside of the housing. The electrode assembly is disposed at the distal end of the housing and includes a plurality of electrodes. The rotatable shaft extends through the housing lumen and is configured to engage the tine assembly such that rotation of the shaft transitions the at least one tine between the linear configuration and the curved configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan C. Shuros, Arthur J. Foster, Keith L. Herrmann, Deepa Mahajan, Stephen J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 11264768
    Abstract: The outdoor utility stake is an electric distribution device that is for outdoor use. The outdoor utility stake anchors into the ground. The outdoor utility stake draws electric energy from a national electric grid. The outdoor utility stake distributes electric energy for use by one or more electrically powered devices. The outdoor utility stake forms a protected space that encloses the electric connection between the national electric grid and the outdoor utility stake. The outdoor utility stake comprises a distribution structure and a transfer circuit. The distribution structure contains the transfer circuit. The distribution structure forms the protected space used to form the protected space that encloses the electric connection between the national electric grid and the outdoor utility stake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Barbara Jean Monroe
  • Patent number: 11196221
    Abstract: A semiconductor device for determining whether a foreign substance (e.g., water) is present and a method of operating the same are provided. The semiconductor device includes a receptacle including a plurality of pins according to a USB type-C receptacle interface; a first current source providing first current to a CC1 signal pin or a CC2 signal pin among the plurality of pins in a first operation mode; a second current source providing second current to the CC1 signal pin or the CC2 signal pin in a second operation mode; a third current source providing third current to at least two pins of other pins excluding the CC1 signal pin and the CC2 signal pin; and a power delivery integrated circuit (PDIC) controlling the first current source, the second current source and the third current source and detecting the voltage level of a signal outputted to the plurality of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Je Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 11188048
    Abstract: A PLC collects a device value stored in any one of a plurality of devices and stores information relating to collecting time at which the device value is collected and the device value in association with each other in a first buffer. The PLC collects data input from a monitoring apparatus and stores information relating to acquiring time at which the data is acquired and the data in association with each other in a second buffer. A saving section saves, when a predetermined saving condition is satisfied, the device value and the information relating to the collecting time stored in the first buffer, and the data and the information relating to the acquiring time stored in the second buffer in correspondence with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 11075474
    Abstract: A display module including display panel, first flexible connectors, second flexible connectors and printed circuit board (PCB) is provided. The first flexible connectors are electrically connected to the display panel. The second flexible connectors are respectively electrically connected to the first flexible connectors, and the second flexible connectors are electrically connected to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DARWIN PRECISIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chi-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 11051756
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a system and method for analyzing live activity on the conductive fabrics with intelligent touch. The system comprises a plurality of modules and these modules are in sync with the processor of the system to take action based on a plurality of instructions of the memory. Further, the system comprises fabrics, which are of conductive in nature, are used as a conductive touch pads for inputs to the system. The input data from touch pads are analyzed to determine pattern of actions. These patterns are associated with the IoT devices and the system uses them to trigger at least one action on the at least one IoT device based on a predefined training data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Robin Tommy, Jithin Lr
  • Patent number: 11038295
    Abstract: A display device includes a body, a housing separated from the body and configured to transmit/receive signals to/from the body, and a cable coupling the housing and the body. The cable has a signal line for transferring a video signal and a power line for transferring electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Seunghak Ryu
  • Patent number: 11009665
    Abstract: A flexible pin for use in a male fiber optic connector is flexible both in bending and radially to accommodate variations in fiber optic ferrules of the male fiber optic connector and a female fiber optic connector. The flexibility may accommodate angular errors of the male and the female fiber optic connectors. The flexibility may also accommodate diametral errors of the flexible pin of the male fiber optic connector and diametral errors in a pin hole of the female fiber optic connector. The flexibility is sufficient that a connector spring or spring clamp can mate mating faces of the male and the female fiber optic connectors with the errors present. In certain embodiments, the flexible pin is a removable pin that includes a latch. The removable pin can be installed and removed from a fiber optic connector without disassembling a ferrule from a connector housing of the fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Michael James Ott
  • Patent number: 10944207
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing, an electrical contact disposed in the housing, and a heat bridge. The heat bridge has a heat absorption surface thermally connected to the electrical contact and a heat transfer surface accessible from outside the electrical connector and electrically insulated from the electrical contact. An insulating layer may be deposited onto the heat bridge. An abrasion protection part may be used to protect the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Eckel
  • Patent number: 10937567
    Abstract: A conduction path that includes a tubular conductor; a flexible conductor that has better flexibility than the tubular conductor and is connected to the tubular conductor; and a terminal that is connected to the flexible conductor, wherein: an end of the flexible conductor in a lengthwise direction thereof is fixed at a fixing portion of the tubular conductor in a state in which the end is inserted into the tubular conductor, the fixing portion includes a first deformed portion in which an outer peripheral wall of the tubular conductor is deformed radially inward and holds the flexible conductor, and a second deformed portion that is further deformed radially inward from the first deformed portion and is connected to the flexible conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Nakai
  • Patent number: 10601188
    Abstract: A jumper harness for a work vehicle or agricultural implement is provided. The jumper harness includes multiple electrical conductors, a first connector, and a second connector. The first and second connectors are configured to couple the jumper harness to a wiring harness of an electrical circuit of the work vehicle or the agricultural implement. The jumper harness also includes a light emitting diode (LED) coupled to the electrical conductors, wherein the LED is configured to emit light when receiving electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Scott Gregory Ireland, Yong Deng
  • Patent number: 10283885
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector assembly comprises a receptacle connector mated with a plug/cable connector. The receptacle connector mounted upon an external printed circuit board and includes an insulative housing forming a mating cavity, and a terminal module assembly received within the housing with contacting sections exposed in the mating cavity. The cable connector includes an internal printed circuit board with a contact module fixed at a front end region and a cable having a plurality of wires fixed at a rear end region in a multilevel manner. A die-casting cover encloses the internal printed circuit board with heat dissipation fin structure on an exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Yuan Zhang, An-Jen Yang, Jie Zheng, Yuan-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 10276996
    Abstract: A location tracking power cord and method therefore is taught in the various embodiments. The power cord includes a location module housing having a location circuit board therein. Within the location module housing, a power supply is positioned and in electrical communication with conductors extending through the cord housing. The location module housing also provides location for a communication module including a location module such as a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite receiver and at least one cellular transceiver. In some embodiments, the power cord may be hospital grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Williams
  • Patent number: 10250954
    Abstract: An electronics module for coupling to a module arrangement, in particular valve island, in a line-up direction, comprises a casing which comprises a front side, a back side, an upper side, a bottom side and two opposite lateral surfaces extending along the line-up direction in relation to a state mounted on the module arrangement. In the casing an electronics is accommodated and at least a first bus connection and two second bus connections are provided, which are connected to the electronics within the casing. The at least one first bus connection is arranged either on the upper side or on the bottom side, while a second bus connection is arranged on each of the lateral surfaces, respectively. A module assembly comprises a module arrangement, in particular a valve island, and an electronics module, wherein the electronics module directly abuts on the module arrangement in the line-up direction, and is detachably connected thereto in a non-destructive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BUERKERT WERKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christopher Christie, Thomas Diem
  • Patent number: 10190758
    Abstract: The light source device includes a pair of elongated light source substrates on which light sources are mounted, and a connection substrate which has a flexibility and connects end parts of the respective light source substrates. The connection substrate has a bent part which is bent along each direction intersecting the connection substrate. Each intersecting direction may be, for example, a lateral direction and a longitudinal direction of the light source substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10136223
    Abstract: A control method and a control system for an audio device are disclosed. The control method and control system are applied to a USB audio adapter that includes an analog audio interface and is connected to a host. The control method includes steps of: detecting whether the analog audio interface is connected to a target device or detecting a function of the target device, and generating a detection result accordingly; controlling the USB audio adapter to operate in a disconnected mode; and controlling the USB audio adapter to continue operating in the disconnected mode according to the detection result, or controlling, according to the detection result, the USB audio adapter to operate in a connected mode and transmit audio data to the host and/or receive audio data from the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsing-Lun Chen, Shu-Yeh Chiu, Ko-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10135417
    Abstract: The network filtering circuit includes a cable side for connection with a network cable, a physical side for connection with a mother board, and a plurality of transmission channels connected between the cable side and the physical side. Each of the transmission channels includes a first transmission line and a second transmission line with a CMC linked therebetween. Two filtering (Y type) capacitors are further linked between the first transmission line and the second transmission line with a middle line connected between the two filtering capacitors and having an extension line wherein in such an extension line there are a resistor and an optional adjusting capacitor to a ground node at the end in series connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yong-Chun Xu
  • Patent number: 10116133
    Abstract: A system (116, 120) for electrically limiting leakage current in a patient-connected medical device (100). The system (116, 120) includes a first set (116) of one or more switching devices (118) that selectively connect a first power output (124) of a battery compartment (110) of the patient-connected medical device (100) with a first power input (126) of electronic components (102) of the patient-connected medical device (100) based on a first polarity of input voltage from the battery compartment (110). The system (116, 120) further includes a second set (120) of one or more switching devices (122) that selectively connect a second power output (128) of the battery compartment (110) of the patient-connected medical device (100) with a second power input (130) of the electronic components (102) based on a second polarity of the input voltage, wherein the first polarity is opposite the second polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dana Charles Finlayson, Andreas Richmond Knapp, Francis Kusti Makie
  • Patent number: 10056725
    Abstract: A wire harness adapter for use with an automotive throttle body wire harness system, the wire harness adapter including six wires spanning between a pair of wire terminals positioned in different ones of a pair of connectors, one male and one female. Viewed from the connector side where the pins are inserted to contact the wire terminal ends, the female connector includes a wire orientation whereby the wires proceed in F, D, E, C, B, and A order relative to a conventional A, B, C, D, E, and F order. The opposing male connector includes a wire orientation of A, B, C, D, E, and F. In this manner, the novel wire harness adapter can be plugged into the vehicle's original wire harness via one connector, and into a separate electronic component such as an electronic throttle body via the other connector to permit customization and personalization of vehicle performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Darren L. Surratt
  • Patent number: 10040409
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a trunk line which serves as a transmission line of power from a vehicle battery; and a plurality of power source control boxes which are provided on the trunk line, arranged one by one in each of a plurality of partitions into which a vehicle is partitioned, and distribute the power received through the trunk line to a power-demanding device that demands for supply of power. In at least one partition of the plurality of partitions, the power source control box of the corresponding partition is connected with entire first device arranged in the same partition to supply power among the first device and a second device, and includes a connection unit of a branch wire which is connected to a sub-power source control box that supplies power to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10027080
    Abstract: A cable with ends having a body portion enabling rotatable electrical connector plugs to be deployed from a stored position to a ready position. The configuration of the body portion enables the connector plug to be electrically active only in the deployed ready position. The rotation mechanism provides tactile locking sensation. The design of the present cable enables multiple permutations of connector plugs to be provided on either the alpha or beta end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt Solland, Debora Monzelowsky
  • Patent number: 10018488
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement (10) includes a sensor (11) for a mechanical quantity or a thermal quantity, a processing circuit (12), which is connected at the input end to the sensor (11) and provides an output signal (SRF), which is processed for wireless transmission, and a cable (13), which is coupled to the processing circuit (12), to which the output signal (SRF) or a signal derived from the output signal (SRF) is supplied and which delivers a power supply to the processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PRÜFTECHNIK DIETER BUSCH AG
    Inventor: Heinrich Lysen
  • Patent number: 9995960
    Abstract: A connector, a light source module including the connector, and a light source module array including the light source module array are provided. The connector includes a first connection part configured to connect to a first wire inserted thereto; a second connection part configured to connect to a second wire inserted thereto, the first and second connection parts being disposed to face in opposite directions; a housing covering the first and second connection parts; and a push button configured to be actuated by an external force applied thereto to release a connection of the first connection part to the first wire and a connection of the second connection part to the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: June Jang
  • Patent number: 9960555
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a connector body having a first side and a second side, and having a first edge and a second edge and a plurality of electrical connectors along the first edge and the second edge, wherein the connectors on the first edge conform to a first interface format and the connectors on the second edge conform to a second interface format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: James M. Okuley
  • Patent number: 9954380
    Abstract: A charger cable apparatus includes a charger cable with a first end and a second end, each end including a connector interface adapted for engagement with a complementary connection port or plug. The apparatus also includes decorative tassels provided on each end of the cable that are adapted to slide over the ends of the cables to conceal or to reveal the male connector interfaces. Optionally, the tassels can be incorporated into a sleeve that entirely covers the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HALO INTERNATIONAL SEZC LTD.
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein