Receives Plural Panel Circuit Edges Patents (Class 439/61)
  • Patent number: 10467170
    Abstract: A storage array and systems for configuring a storage array are provided. In one example, the storage array includes a motherboard. The motherboard includes a first compute module and an input/output (I/O) mid-plane that is routed to the first compute module. The I/O mid-plane has a plurality of peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) lanes coupled to the first compute module. A bridge module interconnect is routed to the I/O mid-plane via one or more of the plurality of PCIe lanes of the I/O mid-plane. The bridge module interconnect provides bridge connections to receive to two or more types of protocol bridge modules. A storage mid-plane provides integrated routing between each of a plurality of drive connectors and each of the bridge connections of the two or more types of protocol bridge modules of the bridge module interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Thomas P. McKnight
  • Patent number: 10289572
    Abstract: Exemplified methods and systems are disclosed that provide a control IO device comprising a head unit and a plurality of IO slices coupled to a common backplane in which two or more adjacent IO slices are functionally connected to one another over an independent IO bus to form a functional IO slice group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Fred Henry Boettner
  • Patent number: 10284838
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for transmitting images captured by first and second image sensors are disclosed. In some embodiments, each image sensor generates a plurality of pixel values each represented by a plurality of data bits having a pixel bit length. In some embodiments, a method involves combining pixel values generated by each of the first and second image sensors into a single image data stream, transforming the single image data stream into a plurality of data words having a word bit length, and encoding the data by selection of one of a plurality of symbols having an encoded bit length that is at least one bit longer than the word bit length to reduce a running disparity. The method also involves serializing the symbols to generate and transmit a DC balanced serial bitstream. Methods for synchronizing a receiver for extracting image data from the serial bitstream are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: George Grubner, Paul Nickelsberg
  • Patent number: 10236605
    Abstract: A connector system includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a plug housing that holds a circuit card. The plug housing includes a tongue portion extending to a mating end of the plug housing. The circuit card protrudes beyond the mating end. The plug housing includes a rail disposed along an outer surface of the tongue portion. The second connector includes a receptacle housing that defines a card slot configured to receive the circuit card of the first connector therein. The second connector includes a shell mounted to the receptacle housing. The shell protrudes beyond a mating end of the receptacle housing to define a receptacle that receives the tongue portion of the plug housing therein. The shell defines a guide channel configured to receive the rail of the plug housing therein as the tongue portion enters the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10194539
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display unit including a display panel, a back cover positioned on a back surface of the display panel, and a light shielding plate positioned between the display panel and the back cover, a housing into which at least a portion of a lower area of the display unit is inserted, and on which a printed circuit board (PCB) is mounted, a link bar connecting the housing to the display unit, and a front deco entirely positioned inside the housing and shielding at least a portion of a lower portion of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mingeun Jeong, Bumgi Min, Cheolsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10131296
    Abstract: An insert bus bar plate includes a plate-shaped resin material and a plurality of metal bus bars that are embedded within the resin material by insert molding and have a terminal part exposed to a mounting surface that is one of principal faces of the resin material. The bus bars are formed, before the insert molding, as a bus bar assembly before molding the one ends different from the terminal part of which are coupled to each other by a carrier to be cut after the insert molding. The insert bus bar plate (a substrate main body) is formed by the insert molding performed by oppositely arranging two bus bar assemblies before molding of the same shape so that two terminal parts are positioned in between two carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hara, Hiroki Shiraiwa, Kazuomi Kiyosue
  • Patent number: 10031498
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for migrating a first control system to a second control system. The method includes receiving a first plurality of signals from an element of a first control system, segregating the first plurality of signals into individual signals, and outputting the individual signals as a second plurality of signals to a second control system. The apparatus includes an input module configured to receive a first plurality of signals from an element of a first control system and segregate the first plurality of signals into individual signals, an isolation module, and an output module configured to receive the individual signals and output the individual signals as a second plurality of signals to a second control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Stanley Holt
  • Patent number: 10028402
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes an assembly of two planar expansion card cards, which provides functionality to be leveraged by an upper planar expansion card. The base planar expansion card includes a first connector A, a first connector B, a connector C, a first pass-through connector A configured to connect to the first connector A, and a first pass-through connector B configured to connect to the first connector B. An upper planar expansion card includes a second connector A and a second connector B. The second connector A and the second connector B connect to the first pass-through connector A and the first B connector pass-through, respectively. In some implementations, the second connector A and second connector B are configured for a PCI-E and the connector C is configured for Ethernet KR signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Robert Irving Walker
  • Patent number: 9996122
    Abstract: A motherboard can include a socket coupled to a cable. The motherboard can also include an adapter coupled to a central processing unit (CPU). The adapter can be received in the socket upon installation of the CPU in the motherboard. The socket and the cable can be installed in the motherboard prior to installation of the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: John Norton
  • Patent number: 9972941
    Abstract: A memory module connector (100) is described herein. The memory module connector (100) comprises a plurality of connector pins (102) distributed into a plurality of columns (104). The plurality of connector pins (102) further comprises a plurality of ground pins (106) for providing electrical ground to the memory module connector (100) and a plurality of signal pins (108) for carrying data signals across the memory module connector (100). Further, for each signal pin (108) provided in a column (104), each connector pin (102) adjacent to the signal pin (108) in an adjacent column (104) is a ground pin (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Melvin K Benedict, Stephen F Contreras
  • Patent number: 9740247
    Abstract: A system can include a chassis; a board operatively coupled to the chassis where the board includes card slots aligned along respective parallel planes and circuitry operatively coupled to the slots; a retainer; and a bracket operatively coupled to the chassis where the bracket includes a guide that guides rotation of the retainer to and translation of the retainer along a plane orthogonal to the parallel planes. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9660364
    Abstract: An electronic device for transmitting data is described herein. In some examples, the electronic device includes a package substrate, and a plurality of integrated circuits to be coupled to the package substrate, at least one integrated circuit comprising a topside connector or an edge connector to be coupled to a cable that is to couple to a cable receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Wig, Todd Hinck, Sanka Ganesan
  • Patent number: 9653830
    Abstract: An extending device includes a first riser card, a signal coupling card and a second riser card. A first electric socket of the first riser card is disposed on a side surface of a first circuit board of the first riser card, and a first electric connector is disposed at an edge of the first circuit board. A second electric connector and a third electric connector of the signal coupling card are respectively disposed on both side surfaces of a third circuit board of the signal coupling card. The second electric connector inserts into the first electric socket. A second electric socket and an extending socket of the second riser are respectively disposed on both side surfaces of a second circuit board of the second riser. The third electric connector inserts into the second electric socket and the extending socket is electrically connected to the second electric socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih-Chieh Chiu, Chi-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 9477592
    Abstract: A high performance computing (HPC) system includes computing blades having a first region that includes computing circuit boards having processors for performing a computation, and a second region that includes non-volatile memory for use in performing the computation. The regions are connected by a plurality of power connectors that convey power from the computing circuit boards to the memory, and a plurality of data connectors that convey data between the first and second regions. The power and data connectors are configured redundantly so that failure of a computing circuit board, a power connector, or a data connector does not interrupt the computation. A method of performing such a computation, and a computer program product implementing the method, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Silicon Graphics International Corp.
    Inventor: Steven Dean
  • Patent number: 9455937
    Abstract: A packet network device such as a network switch includes a number of functional cards or chassis modules at least some of which are connected to both an electrical backplane and a wireless backplane. The electrical backplane provides data plane signal paths and the wireless backplane provides control plane signal paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Force10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel R. Goergen
  • Patent number: 9268684
    Abstract: A high performance computing (HPC) system includes computing blades having a first region that includes processors for performing a computation, and a second region that includes non-volatile memory for use in performing the computation and another computing processor for performing data movement and storage. Because data movement and storage are offloaded to the secondary processor, the processors for performing the computation are not interrupted to perform these tasks. A method for use in the HPC system receives instructions in the computing processors and first data in the memory. The method includes receiving second data into the memory while continuing to execute the instructions in the computing processors, without interruption. A computer program product implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Silicon Graphics International Corp.
    Inventors: Steven Dean, David R. Collins, Paul Kinyon
  • Patent number: 9167725
    Abstract: A server system utilizing a backplane structure comprises first and second hard disk modules; a first backplane comprising a first wiring board comprising air vents and passive components and a second wiring board connected to a bottom portion of the first wiring board at a first angle and comprising first active components; and a second backplane comprising a third wiring board comprising second air vents and second passive components and a fourth wiring board connected to a bottom portion of the third wiring board at a second angle and comprising second active components thereon; wherein the first and second backplanes are disposed between the first and second hard disk modules; the first wiring board is directly corresponding to the first hard disk module; the third wiring board is directly corresponding to the second hard disk module; the first backplane is higher than the second backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chen, Lawrence H. Liang, Lawrence K. W. Lam, Shen Ping
  • Patent number: 9146594
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus configured for securing a number of peripheral component interconnect (PCI) cards includes a number of positioning members. Each positioning member includes a positioning block positioning a corresponding PCI card, an inserting portion extending away from a first side of the positioning block, and a latching portion extending away from a second side of the positioning block. The inserting portion of each of the positioning members is latched to the latching portion of an adjacent positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 9128679
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments, a controlled-depth slot extending into a circuit board is provided. The controlled depth slot may be milled, and may comprise ½ radial plated through-holes to generate a solderable “D” interconnect feature. The slot may include interconnect features on one to five sides. According to another exemplary embodiment, a circuit board having a depth-controlled interconnect slot is provided in conjunction with one or more solderable technology modules. The one or more solderable technology modules may include memory devices, power devices such as Point of Load Supplies (POLS), security devices and anti-tamper devices, capacitance devices, and other types of chips such as Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The solderable technology modules may be soldered into the slot to secure the modules in the slot and connect the modules to interconnects on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Darryl J. McKenney, Daniel Toohey, Stephen Mariani, Michael Gust, Absu Methratta, Timothy Fleury, Steven Imperalli
  • Patent number: 9110628
    Abstract: An image processing board and a display apparatus having the same are provided. The image processing board includes a substrate, common input terminals installed on the substrate, and an additional input terminal selectively installed on the substrate. The additional input terminal is selectively installed on the substrate according to a type of display apparatus, and thus the image processing board may be used in various types of display apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Cheol Heo, Young Dae Kim, Do Yong Kim, Eun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 8976534
    Abstract: In order that even the cell connectors (17) of, for instance, a traction rechargeable battery (11) which carry very high currents can be connected to a battery management system (21) in a fault-resistant and functionally reliable manner, firstly a circuit board (24) in the form of a leadframe (25) encapsulated with plastic by injection molding is latched onto the housing (13) mechanically grouping the cells (12), said circuit board in any case not projecting higher than the adjacent end faces (15) of the cell terminal connections (14) projecting at a clear radial distance therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zehdenick Innovative Metall-und Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Warmuth, Thomas Schmiedel, Andre Schmidt, Ronny Warsinke
  • Publication number: 20150064938
    Abstract: A pin module of RJ connector includes a circuit board and eight pins, which contain a first pin, a second pin, a third pin, a fourth pin, a fifth pin, a sixth pin, a seventh pin and an eighth pin. Each pin includes a turning part and a stretching part. One end of the turning part is extended to form a first end of the pin. The first ends of the pins are arranged in a series. One end of the stretching part is coupled to the other end of the corresponding turning part. The other end of the stretching part is extended to form a second end of the pin, and the second ends of the pins clips the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Chin-Chung TAI
  • Publication number: 20150011102
    Abstract: A connector connecting a main circuit board and a sub circuit board has two bases, two electrical contacting sets, two resilient bar sets and two mounting brackets. The bases are mounted on the main circuit board. The electrical contacting sets are mounted respectively in the bases and each electrical contacting set has multiple electrical contacting elements. The resilient bar sets are mounted respectively on the bases. The mounting brackets are mounted respectively on the bases and cover the electrical contacting sets and the resilient bar sets. Circuit-board-receiving channels are defined between the bases and the mounting brackets for receiving the sub circuit board such that combination of the main circuit board and the sub circuit board are parallel and flat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yi-Chih Yang
  • Publication number: 20140370721
    Abstract: First and second memory module connectors are secured in end-to-end alignment on a circuit board for receiving memory modules along a central plane. Each memory module connector has an ejector latch pivotally coupled to the adjacent ends of the memory module connectors to pivot about an axis perpendicular to the plane. A distal portion of an upper arm of each ejector latch lies on opposite sides of the plane, such that the ejector latches interleave when either ejector latch is pivoted to an open position. The adjacent ends of the first and second memory module connectors are separated by a narrow gap, such that pivoting of the either ejector latch from a closed position to an open position will push the other ejector latch toward a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Brian M. Kerrigan, Timothy A. Meserth, Tony C. Sass, Jean J. Xu
  • Patent number: 8914183
    Abstract: Remote sensor units for a vehicle are described. An apparatus may comprise a satellite housing having an electrical connector interface portion, and an electrical connector disposed within the electrical connector interface portion of the satellite housing. The electrical connector may be arranged to conduct electrical signals for an electronic component having an electronic sensor operative to monitor conditions for a vehicle, the electrical connector comprising a capture portion at a first end and a pin portion at a second end, the capture portion having a pair of opposing mechanical contact elements arranged to receive at least one edge of the electronic component. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Forwerck, Charles Still, William M. Leach
  • Patent number: 8853545
    Abstract: A test card includes a substrate and a goldfinger structure disposed on a side of the substrate. The goldfinger structure includes a first conductive section and a second conductive section. The first conductive section is inserted into a slot of a socket for electrically connecting to the socket. The second conductive section is connected to the first conductive section in a separable manner, and the second conductive section is inserted into the slot of the socket for electrically connecting to the socket after the first conductive section is cut for separating from the second conductive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuei-Yung Cheng, Yao-Quan Hu
  • Patent number: 8804313
    Abstract: Computational enclosures may be designed to distribute power from power supplies to load units (e.g., processors, storage devices, or network routers). The architecture may affect the efficiency, cost, modularity, accessibility, and space utilization of the components within the enclosure. Presented herein are power distribution architectures involving a distribution board oriented along a first (e.g., vertical) axis within the enclosure, comprising a power interconnect configured to distribute power among a set of load boards oriented along a second (e.g., lateral) axis and respectively connecting with a set of load units oriented along a third (e.g., sagittal) axis, and a set of power supplies also oriented along the third axis. This orientation may compactly and proximately position the loads near the power supplies in the distribution system, and result in a comparatively low local current that enables the use of printed circuit boards for the distribution board and load boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris
  • Patent number: 8804352
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly includes a motherboard, a first daughterboard, and a first metal bar. Two ends of the first metal bar are respectively fastened to the motherboard and the first daughterboard, and are electrically connected between the motherboard and the first daughterboard. The first metal bar is supported between the motherboard and the first daughterboard, so as to position the first daughterboard separately over the motherboard and enable the first daughterboard to be substantially perpendicular to the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Hsien Hsieh, Kuo-Hua Lin, Yi-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 8804356
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for an expansion card includes a bottom plate, a circuit board, and mounting bracket. The bottom plate defines mounting hole. The circuit board is secured to the bottom plate, and a gap is defined between the bottom plate and the circuit board. The mounting bracket includes a base secured to the bottom plate. The base includes two positioning pieces and an elastically deformable mounting portion. The two positioning pieces are received in the gap, to prevent the mounting bracket from moving along a first direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate, and the elastically deformable mounting portion is engaged in the mounting hole, to prevent the mounting bracket from moving along a second direction substantially parallel to the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lung-Sheng Tsai, Yao-Chung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140220795
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a circuit board interconnection architecture, which includes at least one first plugboard and at least two second plugboards substantially perpendicular to the first plugboard, where at least one of the first plugboard and the second plugboards is provided with several slots; the first plugboard and the second plugboards are mated and electrically connected by using signal connectors on both sides of the slots. The circuit board interconnection architecture solves a fitting precision problem of the first plugboard and the second plugboards in orthogonal directions. Even though there is an assembly tolerance between the first plugboard and the second plugboards, the connectors still satisfy assembly precision requirements, which can also avoid overall deformation of a first circuit board and a second circuit board after the first plugboard and the second plugboards are interconnected and mated orthogonally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Bai, Xiongbiao Liu, Lexiong Peng
  • Patent number: 8769808
    Abstract: A method for implementing an electrical system architecture capable of providing fixed or modular components, for example, interface connectors, is provided. Fixed components allow product cost to be minimized. Modular components provide flexible configurability of products. In accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention, an electrical system architecture capable of providing fixed or modular components minimizes costs such as design, production, and customer support costs while being able to provide a range of product variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Simon John Davis, Denis Junior King, Dion Pike, Joey M. W. Chow, Mark R. Megarity
  • Publication number: 20140170865
    Abstract: A substantially cable-free board connection assembly may include a plurality of printed circuit boards (PCBs) forming an interconnect plane for a plurality of electronic devices respectively attached to a plurality of plane boards included in the interconnect plane. An insertion direction for substantially all connectors is substantially perpendicular to a face of the interconnect plane. At least a portion of the board connection assembly is mounted to a support structure via a flexible connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, David T. Harper, III
  • Patent number: 8678838
    Abstract: A socket includes a conductive base, a first socket terminal, and a second socket terminal, the first socket terminal extends from one end of the base, and the second socket terminal extends from an other end of the base, opposite to the first socket terminal with the base therebetween. Further, the first socket terminal has a first contact portion extending from the base and contacting with a terminal of the connector, a second contact portion extending from the first contact portion and contacting with the terminal of the connector, and a first bending portion extending from the second contact portion and bending away from the first contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Kyoung Kim, Bong-Kyoon Sun, Jong-Seok Chae
  • Patent number: 8668499
    Abstract: A connector to be mounted on a substrate includes a first pad and a second pad formed on the surface, including a first contact including a first contacting portion to be in contact with the first pad when the connector is mounted on the substrate; and a second contact including a second contacting portion to be in contact with the second pad when the connector is mounted on the substrate, the first contact and the second contact being configured such that the first contacting portion slides on the first pad in a first direction while the second contacting portion slides on the second pad in a second direction opposite to the first direction, when the first contact and the second contact are pushed toward the first pad and the second pad, respectively, while the connector is being placed on and fixed to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Koki Takahashi, Koki Sato, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140024228
    Abstract: A safety secondary battery pack formed by bridge connection of secondary battery cells and fuses is provided with a plurality of secondary battery cell groups and fuses, wherein the secondary battery cells and the fuses are connected in bridge mode, each of the positive or negative terminals of the secondary battery cells is provided with a fuse. Hence, the respective battery cell groups of the present invention can still work properly in the case that any single battery cell fails. When any of the secondary battery cells fails and the current flowing through the fuse exceeds the rated value, the fuse electrically connected to the failed secondary battery cell will be blown to stop current from flowing, so that the failed secondary battery cell is isolated from the rest good secondary battery cells to improve safety of the battery pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ENERGY CONTROL LIMITED
    Inventor: Donald P.H. WU
  • Patent number: 8585442
    Abstract: A system and method for adapting a peripheral expansion card to a peripheral expansion slot are disclosed herein. A first board of an expansion card adapter is configured to mate with an expansion card connector. A second board of the expansion card adapter is configured to mate with peripheral expansion card that is incompatible with the expansion card adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: George Tuma, Samuel Chau, Karl R. Hassur
  • Patent number: 8570764
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a backplane and backplane system. The backplane includes at least two service slots with the same function and an exchange slot. Among the pins of different service slots with the same function respectively connected to the exchange slot, at least two pins are arranged to resemble a stepped form. When arranged in this manner, the distribution and orientation of the connection lines connecting the pins of the service slots with the same function to the exchange slot may be adjusted, and wiring density within a single wiring layer may be increased, which therefore enables the connection lines between the service slots and the exchange slot to be staggered from each other in less wiring layers or even one wiring layer, and as a result, decreases the number of the wiring layers to be used, and reduces the costs of the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Zhigao Deng, Tao Yu, Qian Deng, Hua Xu, Meihan Cao
  • Patent number: 8475177
    Abstract: A backplane cabling interconnect scheme is provided that includes a wafer based cable termination and an organizer shroud. The shroud complements existing backplane connectors and provides positioning and polarization for the cable terminated wafer. The wafer cable ends can be stacked or arranged in various arrays and are held in place with an integral latch. A permanent latch is provided for high vibration environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ohio Associated Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Larry M. Crofoot, John T. Venaleck
  • Publication number: 20130149877
    Abstract: A FPC connector includes an electrically insulative connector body defining vertically spaced rows of curved slots and upright straight slots, conducting terminals respectively mounted in the lower row of upright straight slots, press members respectively mounted in the upper row of curved slots for holding down a flexible printed circuit board on front contact portions of the conducting terminals, a swivel cover coupled to the electrically insulative connector body and the press members and biasable relative to the electrically insulative connector body and the press member between a horizontal close position and a vertical open position, and two stop members bilaterally mounted in the electrically insulative connector body to stop the swivel cover in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130045612
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computing device including a card edge contact system is provided. A card edge connector housing for receiving a card is provided. A substrate is provided and spaced a distance away from a housing base portion of the card edge connector housing to form a space therebetween. Contact pins collectively defining an upper contact section, a lower contact section and a compliant section connecting the upper and lower contact sections are disposed within the card edge connector housing and the substrate. The upper contact section has an open end with a restricted contact portion for contacting the card. The resilient, compliant section is disposed within the space and is configured to compress to absorb a force from the substrate that would otherwise be transmitted to the upper contact section via the lower contact section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary M. Huettner, Joseph Kuczynski, Robert E. Meyer, III, Mark D. Plucinski, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Publication number: 20120302072
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted to be straddle mounted to a PCB and a method for mounting such an electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a housing defining a datum to abut the bottom side of the PCB and an upper row of contacts fastened in the housing. Each upper contact has a flexible mounting portion extending from the housing to abut the top side of the PCB. The mounting portions of the top contacts and the datum of the housing is adapted to clip the PCB thereby positioning the electrical connector related to the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHUN-HSIUNG HSU, YUE-OU ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8315248
    Abstract: Remote user interfaces for portable media devices provided improved access by accessories to media assets and metadata stored in a database of a portable media device, enhancing a user's ability to control operation of the portable media device using a remote user interface provided by the accessory. In one example, an accessory can determine whether the database of the portable media device was updated while the portable media device was disconnected from the accessory. In a second example, an accessory can create and manage a playlist for the portable media device and can incorporate into the playlist tracks already queued for playback when the accessory connects to the portable media device. In a third example, an accessory can obtain database navigation history and initialize a database navigation interface to match the database navigation history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory T. Lydon, Lawrence G. Bolton, Emily Clark Schubert
  • Patent number: 8308490
    Abstract: An electronics circuit board includes a periphery defined by a plurality of edges. At least one power contact is located adjacent a first one of said edges and a plurality of data contacts are located adjacent a second one of said edges. The first and second edges are arranged transversely relative to each other. The circuit board is operatively installed on a base that includes a power connector and a data connector. At least one power contact of the circuit board is operably engaged with the power connector and the plurality of data contacts of the circuit board are operably engaged with said data connector. The power connector is located adjacent said first edge of the circuit board and the data connector is located adjacent a second edge of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Molnar, Douglas R. Bodmann
  • Patent number: 8272878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distribution board connection module (1) for telecommunications and data technology, comprising a trough (2) which is in the form of a U in cross section, the trough (2) being made from metal or metalized plastic and having a base plate (3) and two limbs (4), the base plate (3) having openings, into which first printed circuit board plug-type connectors (5) are inserted, the modules (10) each having a plastic housing, which has a cavity, in which at least one printed circuit board (21) is arranged, the plastic housing having, on its front end side (13, 14), an opening in which at least one printed circuit board plug-type connector (22) is arranged and having, on its rear end side (15, 16), an opening, the modules (10) being plugged onto the limbs (4) of the trough (2) and a printed circuit board plug-type connector (5), which is inserted into the base plate (3) of the trough (2), engaging in the opening of the rear end side (15, 16) of a plugged-on module and making contact with the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventor: Heiko Neumetzler
  • Patent number: 8267699
    Abstract: A backboard is disclosed according to the embodiments of the present invention. Sockets for connecting at least two sub-racks are respectively disposed at two sides of the backboard, and the sockets include first sockets for splicing a first type of sub-cards and second sockets for splicing a second type of sub-cards. Connectors, the number of which is not smaller than that of the second sockets, are disposed at the first sockets, and connectors, the number of which is not smaller than that of the first sockets, are disposed at the second sockets. One of the connectors at the first sockets is connected to one of the connectors at each of the second sockets, and one of the connectors at the second sockets is connected to one of the connectors at each of the first sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bo Li
  • Patent number: 8251745
    Abstract: Disclosed are electrical connectors and methods of assembling an electrical connector having “standard” (i.e., with electrical contacts having in-line tails), jogged (i.e., with electrical contacts having jogged tails but not connected orthogonally to another connector through a substrate), and/or “orthogonal” (i.e., with electrical contacts having jogged tails that are used in an orthogonal application) leadframe assemblies in the same connector. This provides the flexibility of using some of the available contacts in an orthogonal application and, at the same time, having remaining contacts available for routing on the midplane PCB. Though this could be done using only orthogonal leadframe assemblies, the combination of standard leadframe assemblies with orthogonal leadframe assemblies creates additional spacing between the PCB vias, so that signal traces can be more easily routed on the midplane PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Steven E. Minich, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: 8254143
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a communication apparatus. The communication apparatus includes one or more board and a backplane. The board includes a connector and a function processing unit circuit connected to the connector. The backplane includes at least one group of board connectors. Each group of the board connectors includes two board connectors that receive signals from different boards. The board connector includes connection terminals connected to the connector on boards. The two board connectors are distributed up and down, and the connection terminals of the two board connectors are distributed symmetrically around a center. The foregoing communication apparatus and backplane are cost-efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Chengdu Huawei Symantec Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yumin Du
  • Patent number: 8208253
    Abstract: A modular packet network device has a chassis in which multiple logic cards mate to the front side of an electrical signaling backplane. Logic power for the logic cards is supplied from a group of power converter cards that convert primary power to the logic voltages required by the logic cards. The power converter cards lie in a separate cooling path behind the backplane. Advantages achieved in at least some of the embodiments include removing primary power planes from the signaling backplane or portion of the backplane, providing redundant, upgradeable power modules whose individual failure does not cause logic card failure, and providing cool air to power converter circuits that would be subject to only heated air if located on the logic cards. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Force10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel R. Goergen, Donald Lewis
  • Patent number: 8189343
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally direct to a method and apparatus to provide power to a backplane. In one embodiment, a method is implemented in a backplane to receive power through an upper zone of the backplane. The power is provided by a rear transition power entry module (RT-PEM) operatively coupled to an interface in the upper zone. The power provided by the RT-PEM is routed to interfaces in a lower zone of the backplane. Each lower zone interface distributes at least a portion of the power to a component operatively coupled to the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wen Wei, Ron W. Smith, Jagadeesh Radhakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20120094506
    Abstract: A socket for selectively mounting on a board includes a housing and a latch. The housing includes a first side plate and a second side plate parallel to the first side plate. The first and second side plates define an elongated slot therebetween for reception of the board. The latch includes an axle, a body and a fastening portion. The axle is pivotably coupled to the housing at one end of the slot. The body has one end joined to the axle and the other end to the fastening portion. The fastening portion is constructed for engagement with the board. In addition, the lateral width of the body of the latch in the direction along the width of the first side plate is smaller than that of the axle in the same direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tung-Ke LU