And Including Appurtenant Means For Supporting Other Structure Patents (Class 439/529)
  • Patent number: 10502915
    Abstract: An enclosure for distributing trunk cable to jumper cables includes: a compartment divider with a main panel, a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed side walls, at least one dividing wall that spans the side walls, and a guide wall that spans the top and bottom walls, the compartment divider including a plurality of compartments, each formed by the main panel, the guide wall, one of the side walls, and at least two of the top wall, the bottom wall, and the at least one dividing wall; and a cover that covers the compartment divider to enclose the compartments. The guide wall is configured to form a convex area and a concave area in each compartment. The enclosure further includes a jumper cable entry aperture in each compartment and a jumper cable exit aperture located on one of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jose A. Rabello, Marcus J. Ash, Bhavin Kadakia
  • Patent number: 10498099
    Abstract: A plurality ceiling fan kits comprising one or more pre-wired downrods or a set of pre-wired downrods having internal wiring terminating on one or more ends in wire leads made of electrically conductive materials. Different electrical connectors, for use with the ceiling fan kits and pre-wired downrods, are adapted to electrically couple one or more sets of wiring by pushing in the electrically conductive wire leads into a plurality of ports disposed on the electrical connectors. The electrical connectors may include a jumper for switching between a single- and dual-power supply switch configuration and indicia for identifying the insertion of a wire into a corresponding port. A method of mounting a ceiling fan to a structure having an electrical supply, utilizing the pre-wired downrods and the electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: William Walter Walker, Benjamin David Stout, Rickey Thomas Jones, Douglas Troy Mason
  • Patent number: 10345538
    Abstract: A breakout box, breakout box system, and method for management of optical fibers. The breakout box system provides a pass-through system for connecting optical fibers to network rack modules. The external routing of incoming and outgoing cables around the rack is kept neat and orderly, with one large cable serving a plurality of shelves. The breakout of the cable and distribution of the fibers to the individual modules occurs inside the breakout boxes and bridges, which provide protection for the fibers while still allowing easy access for fiber handling by means of the removable lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Hangebrauck, Craig Steven Potter, Daniel Frederick Oberklein, Patrick Stephen Van Vickle
  • Patent number: 10250003
    Abstract: A kit or assembly for a ceiling fan can include a downrod and a set of electrical wires. The downrod can include a sidewall defining an interior. An opening can be provided in the sidewall for accessing the interior. The set of electrical wires can extend through the interior of the downrod, having first and second sets of wire tips, and can be longer than the downrod. An optional electrical connector can be provided on one of the first or second sets of wire tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: William Walter Walker, Benjamin David Stout, Rickey Thomas Jones, Douglas Troy Mason
  • Patent number: 10048452
    Abstract: A breakout box, breakout box system, and method for management of optical fibers. The breakout box system provides a pass-through system for connecting optical fibers to network rack modules. The external routing of incoming and outgoing cables around the rack is kept neat and orderly, with one large cable serving a plurality of shelves. The breakout of the cable and distribution of the fibers to the individual modules occurs inside the breakout boxes and bridges, which provide protection for the fibers while still allowing easy access for fiber handling by means of the removable lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Brian Hangebrauck, Craig Steven Potter, Daniel Frederick Oberklein, Patrick Stephen VanVickle
  • Patent number: 9432071
    Abstract: A smart phone holder may include a docking portion formed on a panel in a vehicle cabin and provided with an electric terminal, a supporter detachably mounted on the docking portion and provided with a power pin corresponding to the electric terminal, a cradle provided with a rear surface mounted on a front surface of the supporter, a supporting cradle disposed at an end of the cradle and configured to support an end of a smart phone, a moving unit mounted in the cradle, and configured to slide the supporting cradle from or to the end of the cradle corresponding to a size of the smart phone, and a charging unit mounted in the other end portion of the cradle to be rotatable to a front surface of the cradle and provided with a charging connector inserted in a charging terminal formed on the other end of the smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jaehyun An
  • Patent number: 9353913
    Abstract: A light member includes a housing having a top side and a bottom side. The top side faces away from a space to be lit, and the bottom side faces the space to be lit. A lighting control region is disposed on the bottom side of the housing that illuminates the space and has a first control channel, a second control channel, and a neutral channel. A first light-emitting module is electrically connected to the first control channel and the neutral channel and a second light-emitting module is electrically connected to the second control channel and the neutral channel. A switch assembly is coupled to the housing and is operable to selectively deliver power to the first control channel and the second control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ELIVE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen, Thomas Lutz
  • Publication number: 20150118869
    Abstract: This disclosure provides connectors for smart windows. A smart window may incorporate an optically switchable pane. In one aspect, a window unit includes an insulated glass unit including an optically switchable pane. A wire assembly may be attached to the edge of the insulated glass unit and may include wires in electrical communication with electrodes of the optically switchable pane. A floating connector may be attached to a distal end of the wire assembly. The floating connector may include a flange and a nose, with two holes in the flange for affixing the floating connector to a first frame. The nose may include a terminal face that present two exposed contacts of opposite polarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Alexander Rumer, Dennis Mullins
  • Publication number: 20150118895
    Abstract: A fast connector of electronic cigarette comprising a battery adaptor plate 201 above a battery 10, wherein a top surface of the battery adaptor plate 201 is welded with a pair of resilient battery columns 30 to form two electrical poles at a lower end of the fast connector; a bottom surface of the battery adaptor plate 201 is welded with a 2 pin socket 202; the 2 pin socket 202 and the battery 10 are connected to achieve conduction, and the 2 pin socket 202 is connected to the resilient battery columns 30 via the battery adaptor plate 201; upper ends of the resilient battery columns 30 support against a vaporizer socket 40; a pair of electrode columns 401 and a heating wire 403 are fixed on the vaporizer socket 40; two ends of the heating wire 403 are welded and conducted with the electrode columns 401 via conduction wires 402.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Junxiang Zheng, Xianhui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8961216
    Abstract: When a power supply plug 40 is inserted into a case 20, a swing pin 43 of the power supply plug 40 pushes a slidable pin 57 in the case 20. Then, when an engaging part 45 of the power supply plug 40 provided at the tip end of the swing pin 43 is engaged with an engaging part 59, the slidable pin 57 is restored to its original position at a mouth, and the periphery of the swing pin 43 abuts against the periphery of the slidable pin 57, and thus the power supply plug 40 and the case 20 are locked. In addition, a locking device 50 having the slidable pin is disposed at the back of the case 20, and a first waterproof wall 30 and a second waterproof wall 34 are provided at positions closer to the mouth than the locking device 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahide Mizuno, Masanori Kawahara, Yoshio Aoki
  • Patent number: 8897927
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a portable device, a supporting base associable with a vehicle and connecting means to lock, or release, the device in the base. The apparatus further includes detecting means for detecting at least an operating parameter of the vehicle, interface means for setting an operating state of the device and control means, connected to the detecting means and to the interface means to command the connecting means, as a function of the operating parameter and/or of the operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Datalogic Mobile S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro Chiarini
  • Publication number: 20140287619
    Abstract: An auxiliary jack plug with an expandable mobile device stand is disclosed in the present invention. Said expandable mobile device stand comprises of a prism member with a plurality of expandable leg that the length of said leg is extendable and adjustable, and a disc member with an arc protrusion member connected to an edge of said disc member. When said auxiliary jack plug is plugged into a mobile device and said plurality of leg is in an expanding position on a flat surface, said arc protrusion member closely touches a front surface of said mobile device thus said expandable mobile device stand upholds the mobile device in an upright position. The angles that said arc protrusion touches a mobile device may be adjustable by a rotatable locking dial of said disc member, so that the mobile device is able to be held in varying angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Bashnagal
  • Publication number: 20140256178
    Abstract: A battery wiring module attached to a battery group formed by juxtaposing a plurality of batteries each having electrode terminals, includes: a plurality of bus bars; and a plurality of holder units made of an insulating resin and having holding portions and holding the bus bars. The holder units include: a first holder unit disposed at an end; and a second holder unit which is a holder unit other than the first holder unit. The holding portion of the second holder unit is provided with a bus bar insertion portion through which the bus bars are inserted in the direction in which the batteries are juxtaposed, and the second holding portion of the first holder unit is provided with an encompassing wall and adapted to insert the bus bars in a direction in which the first holder unit is attached to the battery group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Kinoshita, Tomofumi Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Akasaka, Daiki Hirano
  • Patent number: 8792233
    Abstract: An aesthetically pleasing universal dock may support a variety of electronic devices of different shapes and designs while appearing to be customized to individually support each electronic device. The universal dock may support an electronic device using a support layer that may include any suitable material, including, for example, an array of vertical members, an elastic sponge-like substance, or any other suitable material. The compression of the support layer may be retained for future use with the electronic device, or the compression may be relieved, once the electronic device is removed from the universal dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Terlizzi
  • Publication number: 20140106829
    Abstract: A docking apparatus for a portable device includes: a mounting unit on which the portable device is to be mounted; a mounting unit support which supports the mounting unit; a connection terminal disposed in the mounting unit and configured to connect with a connector of the portable device; a terminal support part which supports the connection terminal and comprises an opening, and wherein a portion of the terminal support part is exposed through the opening so that the connection terminal can be tilted; and a hinge part which rotatably connects the terminal support part to the mounting unit. The mounting unit includes: a base support which supports a bottom portion of the portable device; and a side support which extends upwardly from a side of the base support to support a rear side portion of the portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok-won HONG, Chae-joo SON
  • Publication number: 20140030912
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power transmission module having a main support configured to be mounted at a power outlet and including a power input connector for connection with the output of a recharger and an output connector for connection with a rechargeable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Avraham Cohen
  • Patent number: 8540392
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for improved traffic control devices including a continuous central hanger support system that is integral to the traffic control device and provides a central load path. In an embodiment of the invention, the terminal housing and traffic signal housing of the traffic control device can be included in a single unit housing. A single unit housing can also include an integral backplate. Also provided are span wire clamps, tether clamps, and mast arm clamps that can be used to affix the continuous central hanger of the traffic control device to various fixtures such as a single span wire, two span wires, a pole or a mast arm. The continuous central hanger integrated with the single unit housing can provide the traffic control device with improved securement of electrical components and structural stability for survivability during high wind events as compared to conventional traffic signal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Robert E. Townsend, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8528217
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to maintain a better usability and a better electrical connection, while restricting burden on an attachment portion of an electric tool. In an attachment portion of a chain saw to which a battery pack is mounted, a pair of ribs are provided parallel to and on outer surfaces of the guide rails. On the contrary, a connecting member of a remote control holder has a connecting wall positioned outside the guide rails and having a pair of recessed grooves for allowing the pair of ribs to be fitted into the recessed grooves. The chain saw can be connected to the connecting member without utilizing the guide rails and by the engagement between the ribs and the connecting wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Kondo, Ryosuke Ito
  • Patent number: 8411420
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly includes an electronic device and a bracket holding the electronic device. The bracket includes a first supporting seat defined a first receiving groove therein and a second supporting seat defined a second receiving groove therein. The first supporting seat is disengagably attachable to the second supporting seat according to either of two selectable arrangements. In a first one of the arrangements, the first receiving groove and the second receiving groove cooperatively define a first receiving chamber having a first width for holding the electronic device in a first orientation. In a second one of the arrangements, the first receiving groove and the second receiving groove cooperatively define a second receiving chamber having a second width for holding the electronic device in a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng Fu, Chun-Chi Chen, Bang-Jie Xie
  • Patent number: 8405978
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes: a first housing; a second housing; and a connector. The first housing includes a first face and a first periphery portion provided along a periphery of the first face. The second housing includes a second face and a second periphery portion provided along a periphery of the second face and positioned near the first periphery portion. The connector includes a first portion connected to the first housing and a second portion connected to the second housing. The connector rotatably connects the first housing and the second housing with each other. The connector permits a change in a distance between the first portion and the second portion to prevent a change in a distance between the first periphery portion and the second periphery portion when the first housing and the second housing are rotated with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Isao Okutsu
  • Publication number: 20130005179
    Abstract: A dock for receiving a portable electronic device, including a housing comprising an aperture; a support coupled to an inner wall of the housing, a portion of the support being elastically deformable; and a connector received in the support and extending through the aperture for electrically communicating with the portable electronic device, wiring of the connector for transferring data to an electronic device; wherein the portion of the support elastically deforms in response to non-axial movement of at least a portion of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Leonardo ALDANA, Ming-Lun Dave MA, Dietmar Frank WENNEMER, Felipe Oliveira SIMOES
  • Patent number: 8303336
    Abstract: A quick mounting device for appliances that is quickly and easily engaged and disengaged mechanically and electrically without the use of tools and furthermore has two mechanical engagement mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120264329
    Abstract: Docking stations with a moveable connector that is more durable are provided. For example, when a portable electronic device, coupled with the connector, is pushed forward, the connector is designed to move (e.g. rotate), thereby reducing an impact of strain resulting from such a push. The rotatable connector may be biased to keep the portable electronic device in an upright position such that the electronic device is supported by a rear reference surface of the docking station, thereby preventing undue strain on the rotatable connector in the upright position and inhibiting movement forward. The rotatable connector may be partly below an outer shell of the docking station, and pivot at the outer shell, thereby reducing possible damage to parts below the outer shell. The rotatable connector may also retract when rotated, thereby removing a force that can break the connector at a position of full rotation forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Hayashida, Cameron Frazier, Emery Sanford
  • Publication number: 20120220163
    Abstract: A quick mounting device for appliances that is quickly and easily engaged and disengaged mechanically and electrically without the use of tools and furthermore has two mechanical engagement mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8231403
    Abstract: A quick mounting device for appliances that is quickly and easily engaged and disengaged mechanically and electrically without the use of tools and furthermore has two mechanical engagement mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120171893
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing which has a base. Each side surface of the base protrudes outward to form a fixing block and a guiding block. A receiving groove is formed between the fixing block and the guiding block. A plurality of signal terminals are disposed in the insulating housing. A pair of positioning members each has a fixing board fastened in the fixing block. A front end of the fixing board extends frontward and then is arched oppositely to the base to form a flexible board elastically received in the receiving groove and has the apex project out of the receiving groove. When the electrical connector is inserted into the inserting mouth, the guiding block slips into the receiving fillister. The apex of the flexible board slips over the corresponding clipping element and then is restrained by the clipping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Li, Teng-Hsiang Lee, Jun-Long Wu, Ya-Hui Chang
  • Patent number: 8202114
    Abstract: A cradle for receiving a portable electronic device installed in the cradle includes a housing, a top clamp slidably installed in the housing for permitting the top clamp to move up and down in the housing, the top clamp securing a top of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is installed in the cradle, and the portable electronic device making contact with the housing at two or more points for securing the portable electronic device within the cradle, and a height-adjust release button installed on the housing for permitting the top clamp to be raised when the height-adjust release button is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Mitac International Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Zilmer, Shun-Cheng Hung, Kai-Hung Wang, Tsung-Hsun Wu, Chih-Sheng Chu
  • Publication number: 20120087069
    Abstract: An electronic device assembly includes an electronic device and a bracket holding the electronic device. The bracket includes a first supporting seat defined a first receiving groove therein and a second supporting seat defined a second receiving groove therein. The first supporting seat is disengagably attachable to the second supporting seat according to either of two selectable arrangements. In a first one of the arrangements, the first receiving groove and the second receiving groove cooperatively define a first receiving chamber having a first width for holding the electronic device in a first orientation. In a second one of the arrangements, the first receiving groove and the second receiving groove cooperatively define a second receiving chamber having a second width for holding the electronic device in a second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicants: FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MENG FU, CHUN-CHI CHEN, BANG-JIE XIE
  • Publication number: 20120052722
    Abstract: A quick mounting device for appliances that is quickly and easily engaged and disengaged mechanically and electrically without the use of tools and furthermore has two mechanical engagement mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Benjamin J. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20110223802
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting an electronic device to a surface of a vehicle includes a base for coupling with the surface and a socket assembly for supporting the electronic device on the base. The base includes a mounting ball, and the socket assembly includes a socket operable to frictionally engage the mounting ball to removably couple the socket assembly to the base. An electrical connector is attached to the mounting ball and coupled to an electrical system and another electrical connector is mounted within the socket to provide power to the electronic device when the socket assembly is coupled with the base. Structure limits rotation of the socket assembly relative to the base to inhibit the electrical connectors from becoming disconnected due to over-rotation of the socket assembly on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: GARMIN LTD.
    Inventors: Jacob T. Zeller, John R. Tines
  • Publication number: 20110199439
    Abstract: An inter-terminal connection structure includes: a first terminal; a second terminal which is separated from the first terminal; a first connection member which is in contact with the first terminal; a second connection member which includes a coil portion, a first arm portion extending from one end of the coil portion to be in contact with the second terminal, a second arm portion extending from the other end of the coil portion to be in contact with the first connection member; a container main body which has a bottom face and a side face on which the second terminal is mounted; and a positioning member which includes a first protruding portion to be inserted into the coil portion of the second connection member, and a second protruding portion which determines a relative angle between the first and second arm portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Aoki
  • Publication number: 20110143583
    Abstract: A cradle for receiving a portable electronic device installed in the cradle includes a housing, a top clamp slidably installed in the housing for permitting the top clamp to move up and down in the housing, the top clamp securing a top of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is installed in the cradle, and the portable electronic device making contact with the housing at two or more points for securing the portable electronic device within the cradle, and a height-adjust release button installed on the housing for permitting the top clamp to be raised when the height-adjust release button is actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew Zilmer, Shun-Cheng Hung, Kai-Hung Wang, Tsung-Hsun Wu, Chih-Sheng Chu
  • Publication number: 20110138599
    Abstract: A solar panel mounting system that supports field installation of solar panels. The system comprises a carrier for holding a plurality of individual solar panels together as a unit and an attachment structure on the carrier for mounting the carrier to a support structure. The support structure may comprise a plurality of spaced parallel rails. The carrier can be slidably mounted to the spaced parallel rails using the attachment structure provided on the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: John Bellacicco, John Hartelius, Henry Cabuhay, Tom Kuster, Michael Monaco, Martin Perkins
  • Publication number: 20110136376
    Abstract: A joint assembly for releasably securing a first and a second segment of an associated modular limb is provided. The joint assembly includes a male connector including a base and a load bearing blade secured to the base of the male connector protruding therefrom. The male connector is adapted to be secured to one of the first and second segments of the associated modular limb. A female connector is provided and includes a base and a load bearing socket secured to the base of the female connector. The socket is configured to selectively receive the blade of the male connector. The female connector is adapted to be secured to the other of the first and second segments of the associated modular limb. A locking member selectively retains the blade of the male connector in the socket of the female connector. The male connector, the female connector, and the locking member cooperate to form a resilient and selectively releasable modular limb joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Ezra Johnson, W. Travis Lontz, Thomas W. Van Doren
  • Publication number: 20110117833
    Abstract: A docking apparatus for a portable device includes: a mounting unit on which the portable device is to be mounted; a connection terminal disposed in the mounting unit and configured to connect with a connector of the portable device; a terminal support unit which is rotatable with respect to the mounting unit and supports the connection terminal; and a rotation unit which is coupled to the terminal support unit and rotates the connection terminal within a predetermined rotational angle range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok-won HONG, Chae-joo SON
  • Patent number: 7892691
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell component (12) comprises a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (24) arranged in spaced apart relationship, and in electrical series, on a surface of the porous gas permeable support structure (16). Each solid oxide fuel cell (24) comprises a dense gas tight electrolyte member (28), a porous gas permeable first electrode (26) and a porous gas permeable second electrode (30). Each electrolyte (28) is arranged in contact with a corresponding one of the first electrodes (26), each second electrode (30) is arranged in contact with a corresponding one of the electrolytes (28). Each of the first electrodes (26) is arranged in contact with the surface of the support structure (16). The interconnectors (32), the peripheral seal layer (34) and the electrolytes (28) are arranged to encapsulate all of the first electrodes (26) except for the surfaces of the first electrodes (26) in contact with the surface of the support structure (16) to prevent leakage of reactant from the first electrodes (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Michael J. Day, Frederick J. Gardner, Mark Cassidy, Nigel Brandon, Nigel T. Hart
  • Publication number: 20110007515
    Abstract: A light-emitting device mounting fixture comprising a first means for attaching a light-emitting device to the mounting fixture in a defied position, and a second means for attaching the mounting fixture to a heat sink, wherein a distance between the light-emitting device and the location of the second means is determined in accordance with a testing voltage is disclosed. Additionally the disclosed light-emitting device mounting fixture may comprise means for attaching lead wires to electrically conducting contacts, the electrically conducting contacts providing power to the light emitting device to be inserted into the mounting fixture. Furthermore the disclosed light-emitting device mounting fixture may comprise means for disassemble able attachment of a reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: BRIDGELUX, INC.
    Inventor: Todd Farmer
  • Patent number: 7850484
    Abstract: There is provided a connecting apparatus for connecting to an electronic apparatus including a connector, the connecting apparatus including: a body that includes a base portion and a back portion substantially perpendicular to each other so as to define a holding space for holding the electronic apparatus; a connector provided on the base portion, and to be connected with the connector of the electronic apparatus; and a positioning unit which adjusts the electronic apparatus to a predetermined position with respect to the base portion in a state where the connector of the electronic apparatus is connected to the connector of the connecting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Toyofumi Hayashi, Kenshiro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20100196175
    Abstract: A compressor may include a shell, a compression mechanism supported within the shell, a motor drivingly engaged with the compression mechanism, and a terminal assembly. The terminal assembly may include a cover secured relative to the shell, a terminal block fixed to the shell and in electrical communication with the motor, and a plug. The plug may be engaged with the terminal block and may provide electrical communication between the terminal block and a wire. The plug may include a first side facing the terminal block and a second side facing a wall of the cover. The second side may include a protrusion extending toward the wall and spaced a distance therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Rick T. Bedell, Gregg M. Hemmelgarn, Matthew J. Heidecker
  • Publication number: 20100158297
    Abstract: A universal auxiliary component connection system that operably connects an auxiliary component to a variety of different personal audio-sets using the connection cables supplied with each personal audio-set. In one embodiment, a clip operably connects the personal audio-set engaging fitting of the connection cable, and the clip is detachably secured to the auxiliary component. Accordingly, this connection system allows a variety of different personal audio-sets to be operably connected to the same auxiliary component without requiring the auxiliary component to offer a variety of different fixed connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A
    Inventor: Ryan P. Stuczynski
  • Publication number: 20100073858
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing and a hinge arm. The housing has peripheral wall having an opening. The hinge arm is made of metal and secured in the housing, extending along the peripheral wall. The hinge arm has a connector holding part that opposes the opening. An external connector is secured to the connector holding part. The external connector is exposed outside the housing through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomoko Kitamura, Toshikazu Shiroishi, Masataka Tokoro
  • Patent number: 7682185
    Abstract: A supporting device of a socket is located around a socket for supporting the electronic device and the transmission wire. When the plug located at the end of the transmission wire of the electronic device is plugged into the socket to connect with a power source or transmit data via the Internet, the supporting device of the present invention supports the electronic device to prevent the transmission wire and the plug from being pulled and dragged due to the electronic device being far away from the socket. The problem of the electronic device being damaged due to the electronic device being pulled and dragged is also overcome. The electronic device is protected and continues operating so that it can connect with a power source or transmit data via the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Sheng-Hsin Liao
  • Publication number: 20090280673
    Abstract: A device for connecting and supporting fixtures, such as electrical fixtures, includes a male plug, a mating female socket and a releasable spindle assembly for both holding the plug in the socket and mechanically mounting the fixture on a supporting surface or an electrical box. The plug is provided with concentric, ring shaped male connectors that are matingly received within similarly shaped female recesses in the socket to create electrical connections and also allow the fixture to be rotated to any of a plurality or mounting orientations. The releasable spindle assembly is controlled by the actuation of a push rod operated by a tool or user's finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Ran Kohen
  • Patent number: 7544078
    Abstract: The present invention provides a slantwise connecting base for being connected to a control box having a first connection port. The slantwise connecting base includes a baseplate, a first circuit board and a second circuit board fixed to the baseplate. The baseplate has at least a slanting platform disposed thereon at a slant angle, and the slanting platform is used for disposing the first circuit board to be thereon. Moreover, the first circuit board has a second connection port corresponding to the first connection port, and the second connection port is used for being electrically connected to the control box. The second circuit board has an electrical connection portion for being electrically connected to the first circuit board, thereby allowing the second circuit board and the second connection port to be electrically connected to each other. Thus, the slantwise connecting base provides a means for the control box to be slantwise plugged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Jie Liu, Tsai-kuie Cheng
  • Publication number: 20090035988
    Abstract: A conversion connector supports a suspended lamp, and which can threadily engage within the socket of a recessed lighting fixture, provides for an instant conversion of a recessed light or ceiling socket to a hanging lamp, for installation within any facility. The single male conversion connector has a threaded sleeve located axially upon an insulator. The insulator electrically connects to the wires of a hanging lamp. The insulator fits securely within a base fastened to a housing where the threaded sleeve extends outwardly from the housing for turning into a recessed light fixture, generally an incandescent light socket. The connector provides a housing that orients the connector upwardly for installation. Such a connector can be easily removed by unthreading the sleeve from the socket and the lamp can be replaced with another, or a different reflector, or shade, to add to the uses and displays associated with a variety of suspended and hanging lamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Walter Ratican
  • Publication number: 20090017676
    Abstract: A supporting device of a socket is located around a socket for supporting the electronic device and the transmission wire. When the plug located at the end of the transmission wire of the electronic device is plugged into the socket to connect with a power source or transmit data via the Internet, the supporting device of the present invention supports the electronic device to prevent the transmission wire and the plug from being pulled and dragged due to the electronic device being far away from the socket. The problem of the electronic device being damaged due to the electronic device being pulled and dragged is also overcome. The electronic device is protected and continues operating so that it can connect with a power source or transmit data via the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: SHENG-HSIN LIAO
  • Patent number: 7439709
    Abstract: A charger unit for an electronic device that includes a housing, a plurality of charging contacts provided on the housing, and a recess provided in the housing, preferably on a rear face thereof. A plug having a plurality of prongs may be selectively attached to and detached from the housing for electrically connecting the charger unit to a source of charging current. When attached to the housing, one or more of the prongs of the plug are electrically connected to a respective one of the charging contacts. In addition, a plurality of storage sockets are provided in the housing within the recess. Each of the storage sockets are adapted to receive and hold therein a respective one of the prongs of the plug to enable the plug to be safely and securely stored when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: George Baldwin Bumiller
  • Patent number: 7416441
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus is provided with a case, a module contained in the case and including a first hole portion and a connector, a cable connected electrically to the connector, a fixture which is inserted in the first hole portion and fixes the module in the case, and a cover which covers the connector, includes a second hole portion communicating with the first hole portion, and is fixed in combination with the module by the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shigeki Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20070264869
    Abstract: An electric mains-connection device for an electric hand-held power tool equipped with an electric motor (M), in particular for an angle grinder, has mains-connection terminals for a mains-connection cable, and with an anti-interference capacitor; it is designed as a mains-connection module that can be actuated externally, includes mains terminals, houses the anti-interference capacitor, and out of which an electric cable extends, which serves to connect motor electronics and a motor switch in an interface-free manner. An electric device for an electric hand-held power tool equipped with an electric motor, in particular for an angle grinder, includes the electric mains-connection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Habele, Klaus Dengler, Csaba Kreiter, Martin Schulz, Ulrich Single
  • Publication number: 20070178755
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus is provided with a case, a module contained in the case and including a first hole portion and a connector, a cable connected electrically to the connector, a fixture which is inserted in the first hole portion and fixes the module in the case, and a cover which covers the connector, includes a second hole portion communicating with the first hole portion, and is fixed in combination with the module by the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Shigeki Nishiyama