Combined With Nonelectrical Feature Patents (Class 439/577)
  • Patent number: 10269879
    Abstract: A display device capable preventing or reducing luminance unevenness due to a voltage drop using an auxiliary electrode is provided. The display device may include a bank insulating layer that forms an under-cut region for connecting the auxiliary electrode to an upper electrode of a light-emitting structure. The bank insulating layer may include a first bank penetrating hole overlapping with the auxiliary electrode and a second bank penetrating hole spaced apart from the first bank penetrating hole. The second bank penetrating hole may overlap a lower penetrating hole of a lower passivation layer which is disposed between the auxiliary electrode and the bank insulating layer. The lower penetrating hole may overlap the auxiliary electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Bin Shim, Hye-Sook Kim
  • Patent number: 10024526
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to connectors for connecting strips of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) end-to-end and for connecting a single strip of LEDs to a power source. The connectors define a compartment to receive a strip of LEDs. Tabs extending inwardly from the sides of the connector retain the strip. Electrical contact with the strip is made by a pair of spring clip contacts that bear against electrical terminals on the strip. A hinged lid has an opening positioned so as not to obstruct the last LED on the strip, and carries a downwardly-facing block that bears against the spring clip ends to keep them in contact with the terminals of the strip. In a strip-to-power connector, the connector defines one compartment for each conductor, and each conductor carries connecting structure. Ends of the spring clip connectors carry complementary connecting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Dankelmann, Mark D. Kelley
  • Patent number: 9725964
    Abstract: A tubular component for oil exploration includes an electromagnetic half-coupler that can be coupled to a half-coupler of another tubular component to allow data transmission, wherein an end portion of the tubular component includes a housing accommodating the half-coupler, the half-coupler including a coupling element and an annular armature for the coupling element, the coupling element including an annular body formed from a material with a high magnetic permeability and an electrical conductor having turns, the armature including a first portion and a second portion configured to accommodate the coupling element, the armature being partially surrounded by an isolating and impervious material to protect the half-coupler against infiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: VALLOUREC DRILLING PRODUCTS FRANCE
    Inventors: Francois Millet, Yvan Boudey, Stephane Thobois
  • Patent number: 9722400
    Abstract: A method for providing tension to a data or power transmission line in a pipe includes inserting a transmission line into a transmission line channel of a pipe. The transmission line has a first end and a second end and is inserted into a first end of the pipe second-end-first and has a first tension-load-supporting mechanism attached to the first end of the transmission line. The method includes applying a first level of tension to the transmission line in the pipe and applying a second tension-load-supporting mechanism to the second end of the transmission line while the first level of tension is applied to the transmission line. The method further includes removing the first level of tension from the transmission line to maintain a second level of tension along the transmission line between the first and second tension-load-supporting mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Koppe, Stephan Mueller, Ingo Roders, Rene Schulz, Henning Rahn, Robert Buda, Detlev Benedict, Julia Reisewitz, Helmut Floerke
  • Patent number: 9165993
    Abstract: A capacitor device includes two top capacitor electrodes separated from each other and symmetrical to each other, two intermediate capacitor electrodes symmetrical to each other and respectively overlapping the top capacitor electrodes, a bridge coupling the intermediate capacitor electrodes without overlapping the top capacitor electrodes, and a driving voltage line coupled to the bridge and configured to apply a common voltage to the intermediate capacitor electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 9160118
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect assembly, comprising an electrical conductor a housing having a terminal end, a connector connected to the conductor and the housing and extending along a longitudinal axis from the terminal end of the housing, the connector having a terminal surface spaced from the housing, a light emitter within the housing, and a light guide within the housing to direct light from the light emitter to exit the housing from the terminal end to substantially illuminate the connector. Also, an electrical interconnect assembly comprising, a housing having a terminal end, a receptacle in the housing, the receptacle having an opening at the terminal end of the housing and a back wall, and a longitudinal axis extending orthogonally from the back wall; and a light emitter within the receptacle, the receptacle directing light from the light emitter to exit the housing from the terminal end to substantially illuminate the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Idea Boxx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Tuchrelo, Jeffrey Cahoon
  • Patent number: 9148001
    Abstract: Provided are cables for transmitting media data from media transmitters to receivers and methods of using such cables for charging the transmitters. In certain embodiments, power for such charging may be obtained by the cable from the media receiver during media data transmission and may be recycled back to the transmitter. In other embodiments, charging may be performed while no media data is transmitted. Power may be supplied by a media receiver still connected to the cable, by an external power source, or both devices simultaneously. A cable may be configured to prevent an automatic shutdown of the media receiver due to lack of media data transmission and to, thereby, maintain the receiver as a power source. Specifically, a cable may generate screen saver data and transmit this data to the receiver. The cable may include a converter board for providing various functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ANALOGIX SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Soumendra Mohanty, Ning Zhu
  • Patent number: 9052482
    Abstract: A portable, self-powered, interface converter for converting between Ethernet over twisted pair cables and Ethernet over optical fiber is described. In one implementation, the device may include a first interface to a power-over-Ethernet connection and a second interface to provide a connection to receive fiber optic cabling. A power-over-Ethernet (PoE) circuit may derive power from the PoE connection and output a corresponding power signal. A transcoder may perform physical layer conversion between Ethernet communications over twisted pair cabling connected to the first interface and Ethernet communications over the fiber optic cabling. The transcoder may be powered by the power signal output by the PoE circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Shreeram Siddhaye, Boris Reynov, Jack Kohn, Euan Mowat
  • Publication number: 20150147912
    Abstract: An electrical plug device is configured for the connection of a magnet coil and/or of a sensor element to a contact partner of a counterpiece cooperating with the electrical plug device. The electrical plug device has at least one first portion, which comprises the magnet coil and/or the sensor element and at least one electrical contact element. The magnet coil and/or the sensor element and the at least one electrical contact element of the first portion are non-detachably interconnected. The electrical plug device also has a second portion, which is produced separately from the first portion and is type-specific in relation to the counterpiece. The second portion is joined to the first portion and surrounds the electrical contact element, at least in part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Bernd Lutz, Martin Winkler, Gerold Kohlberger, Bernd Kellner
  • Publication number: 20150147911
    Abstract: A panel mount connector and method involve a connector shell assembly that is configured to be received in an opening that is defined by a panel with the connector shell defining a through passage. A flexible circuit board is supported within the through passage and defines a first external connection interface at one end for external electrical access from one side of the panel when the connector shell assembly is installed in the panel and at least the first external connection interface is supported for independent movement relative to the connector shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald T. Logan, JR., Sean Zargari, Mehrdad Ghara, Huan Do
  • Publication number: 20150097590
    Abstract: The systems, apparatus, and methods disclosed herein provide access to systems located within a closed structure, such that the systems are traditionally difficult for humans to access. Exemplary structures include an engine compartment, airplane wing, or fuselage. This access allows a system located within the structure to be electrically coupled with an electrical I/O device located outside the structure. Access to a system located within the closed structure is provided by way of a hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Phillip D. Bondurant, Giovanni Nino, David W. Rook, Anthony Mactutis, David Bothell
  • Publication number: 20150093933
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing two connectors connected to each other includes two holding members and a connecting member connected between the holding members. Each holding member includes a connecting piece and two arms extending down from opposite ends of the connecting piece to sandwich one of the connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO. LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: AN-GANG LIANG, MING-YU LIU, HUNG-YI WU
  • Patent number: 8987884
    Abstract: A device includes a first package component, and a second package component underlying the first package component. The second package component includes a first electrical connector at a top surface of the second package component, wherein the first electrical connector is bonded to the first package component. The second package component further includes a second electrical connector at the top surface of the second package component, wherein no package component is overlying and bonded to the second electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsien-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20150049573
    Abstract: A portable device has an electric motor connected to a housing with a female electrical socket, an electrical power cable with a male plug and an electrical safety device. The safety device has a first element borne by the male plug and a second element located within the housing. The second element has a locking element to lock an activation element for activating the motor in a deactivated position. The first element of the male plug is configured to engage with the locking element to free the activation element to activate the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yves Calange
  • Publication number: 20140273549
    Abstract: A system for measuring an analyte of interest in a biological fluid includes a test strip for receiving a sample of the biological fluid having multiple contacts formed thereon. A test device includes a circuit board having multiple conducting strips. A connector assembly is fixed to the circuit board and receives the test strip as the test strip moves in an insertion direction to a test position. The connector assembly includes a connector assembly body and multiple conductors. Each of the conductors includes a conductor contact body fixedly connected to the connector assembly body, and a contact arm integrally connected to the conductor contact body and freely extending entirely in the insertion direction. The contact arm is deflected when directly contacted by one of the multiple contacts of the test strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew C. Sauers
  • Publication number: 20140235098
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly, includes an electrical connector, a pick up cap mounted on the electrical connector, and a film. The pick up cap has a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface has a holding surface defining a plurality of through holes. A film includes a connecting portion connected with the bottom surface of the pick up cap and a moved portion moved between an open position and a closed position. When the moved portion located in the open position, the through hole of the pick up cap is opened. When the moved portion located in the closed position, the through hole of the pick up cap is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHUO-HSIU HSU
  • Publication number: 20140179159
    Abstract: A radially uniform spring-biased intra-pole plug connector and transformer outside the trunk configuration for an electric artificial tree is described. The radially uniform plug comprises a springed-tip and a prong, and allows the tree trunk segments to be connected at any point along their 360 degree circumference. The plug connector resembles the structure of a car cigarette lighter. A mold is used to sandwich the plug within the trunk. A plug portion of the plug connector is housed in one trunk segment, and a receptacle portion is housed in a different trunk segment, such that when the trunk segments are assembled, the plug is connected, illuminating the tree. The plug allows the electrical wiring to be hidden and housed within the trunk, providing safety, convenience to the user and giving the tree a cleaner appearance. The transformer outside the trunk configuration makes the trunk safer, more lightweight and less bulky.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: EVERGREEN TREE LIMITED
    Inventor: Cheng-che Tsai
  • Patent number: 8721190
    Abstract: An optoelectrical connector is composed of a plug to which a wire and an optical fiber are assembled and a receptacle to which the plug is inserted and connected. A receptacle includes insulation sleeves and conductive contacts in openings of receptacle housings, and plugs include a ferrule assembled bodies which are composed of an insulation ferrule which holds an optical fiber and a conductive cylindrical member which holds the ferrule and to which a wire is assembled, in an opening of the plug housing. When the plugs are inserted into the receptacle, the contacts and the cylindrical member contact with each other and the ferrules are inserted into the sleeves. Parts which serve electrical connection are not exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Limited
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 8708746
    Abstract: A compact electrical plug characterized as a receptacle with a self-contained programmable, networkable controller which can be installed directly onto an electromechanical valve or relay. The plug has a controller built into the receptacle housing. It can be configured to run autonomously based on an internal closed loop feedback algorithm or manually controlled based on commands received remotely by a computer or custom control interface. The invention can be networked with other plugs like it providing a streamlined network where multiple electromechanical valves and\or relays can be controlled at one time. The plug has multiple visual indications providing the operating status and error states of the connected component and contained controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Walter Jason Altice, Matthew Brandon Smith
  • Publication number: 20140110361
    Abstract: A modular architectural wall system for a patient room may support accessories and include panels. The architectural wall system may include gas outlets and electrical outlets mounted to a surface of the architectural wall system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: David C. NEWKIRK, Dennis J. Gallant, Brian J. Hoffman, Steven R. Westerfeld, Sebastian Moster, Joseph H. Abel
  • Publication number: 20140106611
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for charging a cell phone battery in the dark. An LED and its control circuitry including a control switch are included in a USB connector to automatically illuminate a cell phone and its charging port or receptacle or jack, which happen to be located in an unlit or pitch black space, when a user attempts to insert a USB connector plug into the charging port for purposes of charging the battery. The LED is automatically energized by the user's mere touching of the overmold of the USB connector at its flat or bottom side, without otherwise manually operating the control switch, and thereby eliminating hunting in the dark for a control switch on the USB connector. This apparatus is useful with both standard charging equipment and with dongle charging equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS
    Inventor: Michael Peter HARDY
  • Patent number: 8700821
    Abstract: A device, method, and system are disclosed. In one embodiment the device includes a router to transmit data packets between multiple host controllers and one or more peripheral devices. The router can receive a data packet from a host controller and transmit the data packet to a peripheral device across a data transmission path. The peripheral device is coupled to the first data transmission path through a first universal multi-transport medium (UMTM) connector. The connector includes an optical coupling capable of transporting the first data packet within an optical signal and an electrical coupling capable of transporting the first data packet within an electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant R. Chandra, Ajay V. Bhatt, Kevin Kahn, Steve McGowan
  • Publication number: 20130252461
    Abstract: A plug and socket connector system in accordance with the invention for use, in particular, in medical technology comprises a plug 16 and a socket 18, wherein each of the two comprises at least one fluid connector element 24, 33. The fluid connector elements 24, 33 are provided with electrical contact arrangements 48, 51, thus providing a space-saving, robust and safe system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Gross
  • Publication number: 20130242561
    Abstract: A system for lighting shelving with a conductive bus and shelf connectors aligned to allow engagement and disengagement of the shelf connectors during positioning and repositioning of shelves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MADIX, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Jay Kramer, Michael R. Wade, Brandon Brooks
  • Patent number: 8488926
    Abstract: A photoelectric connector assembly includes a first lens member connecting with fiber cables and defining convex lenses opposite to fiber cables, a connector and a substrate embedded with waveguides. The connector defines a mating cavity running through a front face thereof and inserted with said first lens member. The connector includes terminals with contacting sections exposing to the mating cavity, a second lens members. The second lens member is located at back of the first lens member and defines first convex lenses at a front face thereof and second convex lenses at a rear face thereof. The first convex lenses are coupled with the convex lens of the first lens member. The substrate defines light ports at free ends of the waveguides. The substrate is seated with the connector and the light ports are coupled with the second convex lenses of the second lens member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Chih Chang, Wen-Yi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8480312
    Abstract: A fiber optic and electrical connection system includes a fiber optic cable, a ruggedized fiber optic connector, a ruggedized fiber optic adapter, and a fiber optic enclosure. The cable includes one or more electrically conducting strength members. The connector, the adapter, and the enclosure each have one or more electrical conductors. The cable is terminated by the connector with the conductors of the connector in electrical communication with the strength members. The conductors of the connector electrically contact the conductors of the adapter when the connector and the adapter are mechanically connected. And, the conductors of the adapter electrically contact the conductors of the enclosure when the adapter is mounted on the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Yu Lu
  • Patent number: 8475055
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a connector for simultaneously connecting optical fibers and copper conductors, comprising two connector parts (11, 12) which can be fitted together, a first connector part (11) being assigned to a tether cable (13), in which first optical fibers, branched off from a riser cable (14) by means of a furcation adapter, and first copper conductors, likewise branched off from a riser cable (14), are run, a second connector part (12) being assigned to a distribution cable (15), in which second optical fibers and second copper conductors are run, it being possible for the first optical fibers and the second optical fibers as well as the first copper conductors and the second copper conductors to be connected by fitting the two connector parts (11, 12) together, and a hollow-like cutout with a contour that is adapted to the contour of the riser cable (14) being respectively formed both on an underside of a housing of the first connector part (11) and on an underside of a housing of the secon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomasz A. Ciechomski, Joanna M. Polus, Tadeusz M. Tenderenda
  • Patent number: 8469748
    Abstract: This invention provides a coupler having universal adaptors for compressed air, fluid, electricity, and/or data that enable a user to connect existing hoses or cords to the coupler, which is attached to a door base and/or window sash, thus allowing the door and/or window to be fully opened and closed. The body of the coupler is a U shaped clamp. The body has a thin base plate that is positioned under the door and/or window and two walls that contain electrical/pneumatic/data connectors. In one embodiment, the body is made of a durable plastic. The clamp is tightened via a tension screw with an adjustment knob or by a screwdriver. Embedded within the body are channels that allow passage of electricity, air, fluid, and/or data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin Gerald Chambers
  • Publication number: 20130143436
    Abstract: A connector for installation on a grid having conductors therein and a method of installation therefore. The connector has a housing with at least one contact mounted in the housing which makes an electrical connection with the conductors of the grid when the connector is mated with the grid. At least one mounting member is movable between a first position in which a grid mounting section of the at least one mounting member is positioned in the housing and a second position in which the grid mounting section extends beyond a top surface of the housing to provide a mechanical connection between the grid and the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Philip Clay BRANDBERG
  • Publication number: 20130144253
    Abstract: A catheter includes a catheter sheath, and a handle. The handle includes an electrical connector its proximal end for connecting the catheter to standard electrical devices such as a typical monitoring device. The catheter handle houses an electrical connector assembly. The electrical connector assembly includes a first connector member to which electrical conductors of a catheter sheath are connected and a second connector member, which is further connected to the connector integrated at the proximal end of the catheter handle. The first connector member is received in a socket of the second connector member in a clip-in manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: CATHRX LTD
    Inventors: Garrett Ryan, Samar Sourour
  • Patent number: 8449202
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing, a lever and a lock portion. The housing receives terminals. The lever, rotatably attached to the housing, is configured to be rotatable between a first position, where an initial stage of fitting to a counterpart connector is established, and a second position, where the fitting thereof is completed. The lock portion, capable of locking the lever at the second position, is slidably attached to a body portion of the lever, and configured to be slid between a lock position and a lock release position. The lever is provided with a positioning latch-portion configured to latch the lock portion. The positioning latch-portion is provided with a concave latch-portion and a convex latch-portion configured to be elastically displaced to be engaged in or disengaged from the concave latch-portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimotsu, Masayuki Arai
  • Patent number: 8447147
    Abstract: Some embodiments include communication methods, methods of forming an interconnect, signal interconnects, integrated circuit structures, circuits, and data apparatuses. In one embodiment, a communication method includes accessing an optical signal comprising photons to communicate information, accessing an electrical signal comprising electrical data carriers to communicate information, and using a single interconnect, communicating the optical and electrical signals between a first spatial location and a second spatial location spaced from the first spatial location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Chandra Mouli
  • Patent number: 8430577
    Abstract: An electrical connector defining a receiving opening for receiving a corresponding plug includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts and an optical module attached to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a tongue extending into the receiving opening and a cavity behind the receiving opening. Each contact has a retaining portion retained in the insulative housing, a contact portion extending to the tongue, a tail portion and a connecting portion connecting the retaining portion and the tail portion. The optical module is forwardly assembled into the cavity from a rear side of the insulative housing and exposed to the receiving opening. The connecting portions are offset relative to the contact portions of the corresponding contacts in a transverse direction so as to leave said cavity open rearward and allow said optical module to be assembled into the cavity from the rear side of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng-Guo Sun, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Publication number: 20130059467
    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: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ezra Johnson, W. Travis Lontz, Thomas W. Van Doren
  • Patent number: 8391665
    Abstract: Various embodiments of patch panel devices are enclosed. In some embodiments, signals received are in an electrical or optical form and converted to the other form. The converted signal is provided as an output signal. A version of the original input may also be provided as an input. A signal injector can inject a optical or electrical signal that is selectively injected into the output signals. Various embodiments also include sensor to detecting the connecting of an electrical or optical line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Fankhauser, Rakesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8368054
    Abstract: In an organic light emitting diode display including a first pixel and a second pixel that are associated with respective different colors, each of the first and second pixels being for displaying its associated color, each of the first and second pixels includes: a first electrode; a second electrode facing the first electrode; and a light emitting member formed between the first electrode and the second electrode; wherein the light emitting member of the first pixel includes: at least two light-emitting elements for emitting light of the color associated with the first pixel; and a charge generation layer between the at least two light-emitting elements; and wherein the second pixel has fewer light-emitting elements than the first pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-Seok Kim, Kyong-Tae Park
  • Patent number: 8333518
    Abstract: Radio frequency identification (RFID)-equipped communication components are disclosed. The communication components can include fiber optic components, such as fiber optic connectors and fiber optic adapters as examples. An RFID-equipped circuit is provided in the communication components to communicate information. In order that the electrical circuit be provided in the communication component without altering the communication component connection type, the circuit may be disposed in at least one recessed area of the communication component housing. In this manner, the communication component maintains its connection type such that it is compatible with a complementary communication component connection type for backwards compatibility while also being RFID-equipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashley Wesley Jones, Peter Timothy Travis, James Scott Sutherland
  • Patent number: 8323052
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector and two screws. The connector includes a main body, a cable connected to a rear side of the main body, and a connection portion protruding from a front side of the main body. Two threaded holes are defined in opposite ends of the main body, respectively. Two resilient fixing portions protrude from the rear side of the main body. A through hole is defined in each of the fixing portions. The screws are detachably received into the corresponding through holes of the fixing portions, and operable to mount the connector to an object by extending through the threaded holes to engage with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng-Heng Sun, Li-Ren Fu, Jun-Hui Wang, Ai-Ling He, Han-Bing Zhang, Jun He, An-Gang Liang, Lei Liu, Shu-Ni Yi, Ping-Chuan Deng, Lin Du
  • Patent number: 8313250
    Abstract: An inlet device is described herein for inserting a telecommunication cable into a telecommunications enclosure. An exemplary inlet device comprises a housing, and a compression member. The housing can include a compressible portion at the second end of the housing and a securing zone adjacent to the first end of the housing. The securing zone can include a plurality of deformable locking elements which protrude from opposite sides of the housing to lock the inlet device in a close fitting port of a telecommunication enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Patrick Drouard
  • Patent number: 8290319
    Abstract: A ramp-stack chip package is described. This chip package includes a vertical stack of semiconductor dies or chips that are offset from each other in a horizontal direction, thereby defining a stepped terrace. A high-bandwidth ramp component, which is positioned approximately parallel to the stepped terrace, is mechanically coupled to the semiconductor dies. Furthermore, the ramp component includes an optical waveguide that conveys the optical signal, and an optical coupling component that optically couples the optical signal to one of the semiconductor dies, thereby facilitating high-bandwidth communication of the optical signal between the semiconductor die and the ramp component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Harada, David C. Douglas, Robert J. Drost
  • Patent number: 8272892
    Abstract: A system is provided for use with a pre-existing hospital bed and a nurse call system. The system includes a first apparatus that is coupleable to a data port of the hospital bed and a second apparatus that is spaced from the hospital bed, that is spaced from the first apparatus, and that is coupleable to the nurse call system. A transmitter of the first apparatus is operable to transmit data received at the data port to a receiver that is operable to wirelessly receive data transmitted by the wireless transmitter of the first apparatus. The first apparatus and second apparatus are used in lieu of a cable that is otherwise usable to connect the hospital bed to the nurse call system via a hard-wired connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, III, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 8272790
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly for outdoor connection to transceivers. Electrical connection between a component of the cable connector assembly and a connector inside an electronic assembly to which the cable connector assembly is attached is made through a force generated by a biasing member within the cable connector assembly. The biasing member may generate the force as the cable connector assembly is attached to an adapter. Once the cable connector assembly is disengaged from the adapter, the force is released, allowing easy removal of the cable connector assembly, without the need to release a latch. In an environmentally sealed connector in which access to a release mechanism may be restricted, such a structure provides ease of use for either electrical or optical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignees: Amphenol Fiber Optics, Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Belsan, Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Darijus Baltrukonis
  • Publication number: 20120231659
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector and two screws. The connector includes a main body, a cable connected to a rear side of the main body, and a connection portion protruding from a front side of the main body. Two threaded holes are defined in opposite ends of the main body, respectively. Two resilient fixing portions protrude from the rear side of the main body. A through hole is defined in each of the fixing portions. The screws are detachably received into the corresponding through holes of the fixing portions, and operable to mount the connector to an object by extending through the threaded holes to engage with the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventors: ZHENG-HENG SUN, LI-REN FU, JUN-HUI WANG, AI-LING HE, HAN-BING ZHANG, JUN HE, AN-GANG LIANG, LEI LIU, SHU-NI YI, PING-CHUAN DENG, LIN DU
  • Patent number: 8262296
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a receiving slot (121) formed therein and a post (1221) protruding forwardly towards the receiving slot (121); a set of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) for transmitting optical data and being movably received in the receiving slot along a front-to-back direction; and a compression coil spring (4) sandwiched between the insulative housing and the optical module, and having a front end for biasing the optical module (3) forwardly and a rear end for being retained on the post (1221).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Jia-Yong He
  • Patent number: 8251593
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a receiving slot (121) formed therein; a set of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing; an optical module (3) for transmitting optical data and being movably received in the receiving slot along a front-to-back direction; a resilient member (4) for urging the optical module moving forwardly in the receiving slot; a stopping device (124,125) for orientating the optical module backwardly and sidewardly; a resisting device (75) for orientating the optical module along a height direction of the insulative housing; and a metal shell (7,8) shielding the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Nan Liao, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Jia-Yong He
  • Patent number: 8251594
    Abstract: The present relates to pluggable electronic unit with transmission power adjustment capability such as for example small form-factor pluggable transceivers. The pluggable electronic unit with transmission power adjustment capability may comprise a power adjustment unit. By verifying the transmitted power is sufficient or could be reduced, it is possible to regulate transmission power of a transceiver autonomously within the pluggable electronic unit itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventors: Renaud Lavoie, Eric Dudemaine
  • Patent number: 8215847
    Abstract: Communications connectors communicatively and physically join a plurality of network elements. Communications connectors are substantially flangeless so as to provide a substantially continuous surface between the connector and network elements joined thereto. Communications connectors may include or be modified with a grounding surface or a seating member. Communications connectors include a variety of communicative contact surfaces and joining mechanisms, including those compatible with known 7/16 DIN connections. Methods include installing network elements to connection interfaces on connectors without the use of a flange or other exterior part. Methods optionally include applying an adhesive to connection interfaces to provide a breakable, locked connection between network elements and connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Michael J. Aiudi, Lawrence P. Kaider, Jari M. Taskila, Aaron T. Rose, Andrzej E. Stanek, Peter A. Casey, Yin-Shing Chong
  • Publication number: 20120149214
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) includes at least one connector (2) for transmitting signal; a cover (3) holding the connector; a cable (4) electrically or optically connected with the connector; a LED enclosed by the cover; and a light pipe (7) including a main portion and a protrusion upwardly extending from the main portion, the main portion defining a recess opened downwardly to accommodate the LED therein, and the protrusion inserted into a corresponding bore in the cover and exposed outwardly
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEI ZHANG, DAVID KO
  • Patent number: 8192090
    Abstract: A backplane and card assembly comprises: a backplane having optical and electrical connectors; a plurality of cards each comprising an optical receiver and electrical connectors, for fitting into the backplane to obtain operational optical and electrical connections via the backplane; and an automatic maintenance unit comprising a gripping arm configured to remove and replace cards from the backplane. Having both the optical and electrical connectors together on the backplane allows a relatively simple movement of the gripping arm to remove and replace the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Eli Benoliel
  • Patent number: RE45018
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing member and a number of contacts attached to the housing member. The contacts include a number of first contacts and second contacts arranged side by side along a transverse direction, respectively. Each of the first and second contacts include a main portion, a contact portion and a bending portion extending from a lateral edge of the main portion. The bending portion has a narrow width in order to occupy small space of a rear wall of the housing member so that the rear wall of the housing member still has adequate area for mounting other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chong Yi, Kuan-Yu Chen