Two Or More Plural-contact Coupling Parts Combined In One Integral Unit Patents (Class 439/638)
  • Patent number: 10530110
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a temporary electrical grounding connection is described. The apparatus comprises a cable electrically joining first and second conductive couplings, the first and second conductive couplings each electrically coupled to a conductive surface using a clamp, magnetic component, or other connection component. A conductive coupling may be connected to the magnetic component using a clamp connected to a stub extending from the magnetic component, and there may be multiple clamps or magnetic components used in different combinations or series to provide an electrical bypass between two or more conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: American Water Works Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Shelton, Kandis L. Moser
  • Patent number: 10522142
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted charger having voice control function includes: a contact plug, a charging socket, a voice acquisition unit, a recognition control unit, and a first BLUETOOTH unit. The voice acquisition unit collects a voice signal and converts the voice signal to an electrical signal. The recognition control unit includes a conversion module, a first storage module, an operation module, and an executive module. The conversion module converts the electrical signal into a data signal and sends the data signal to the operation module. The operation module compares the data signal with predetermined storage data stored by the first storage module, operates the data signal, and sends control command to the executive module. The executive module sends executive command according to the control command. The first BLUETOOTH unit sends BLUETOOTH signal to the portable device according to the executive command to control the portable device to execute corresponding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHUANGYUANTENG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pin Wang, Lichao Shi
  • Patent number: 10522958
    Abstract: One example of a system includes a receptacle including a plurality of bays. Each bay of the receptacle supports 1-lane of network communications. The receptacle is to connect to a multi-lane cable to provide a multi-lane port or connect to a plurality of 1-lane cables to provide a plurality of 1-lane ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B Leigh, John Norton, George D Megason, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10516244
    Abstract: An adapter for a hand-held electronic data processing device includes an electrical male connector insertable and configured to fit into a female connector of the electronic data processing device, wherein electrical connector elements, on a surface of the adapter, are coupleable with elements of an external connector, and the surface of the electrical connector elements are at least approximately averagely parallel to the surface of the adapter adjacent to them. The electrical male connector and the connector elements are in electrical connection with each other on or within the adapter for electrical adaptation between the external connector and the female connector of the electronic data processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Bittium Wireless Oy
    Inventors: Timo Piironen, Veli Matti Lastumäki
  • Patent number: 10516227
    Abstract: A connector (100) and a communications device is disclosed. The connector includes a connector body (41) and three connecting ends disposed on the connector body. M signal interfaces (51a) inside a first connecting end (42) are in communication with M signal interfaces (51b) inside a second connecting end (43) in a one-to-one correspondence. The first connecting end is connected to a backplane connector (32) on a backplane (31). The second connecting end is connected to one end (45a) of a transmission cable (45), and the other end (45b) of the transmission cable is connected to a communications component (46) on a target board (33a). The backplane is configured to implement communication between X boards (33), and the target board is any one of X boards, where M?1 and X?1. A third connecting end (44) is configured to secure the connector body to the target board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutao Li
  • Patent number: 10467021
    Abstract: A multi-node computer system, comprising: a plurality of nodes, a system control unit and a carrier board. Each node of the plurality of nodes comprises a processor and a memory. The system control unit is responsible for: power management, cooling, workload provisioning, native storage servicing, and I/O. The carrier board comprises a system fabric and a plurality of electrical connections. The electrical connections provide the plurality of nodes with power, management controls, system connectivity between the system control unit and the plurality of nodes, and an external network connection to a user infrastructure. The system control unit and the carrier board provide integrated, shared resources for the plurality of nodes. The multi-node computer system is provided in a single enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Green Computing Machines-IP
    Inventors: Tung M. Nguyen, Syed Najaf Rizvi, David Nguyen, Adam Drobot, Eric Anderson
  • Patent number: 10423556
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for forming an interface for interfacing a remote access appliance (“RAC”) to a target device (“TD”) and enabling video and serial communications between the RAC and TD. The apparatus makes use of a housing having a first port, a second port and a third port. A circuit board may be housed within the housing for enabling serial and video communications between the TD and the RAC. The first port enables an interface to the apparatus via a communications cable in communication with the RAC. The second port enables a serial connection between the apparatus and the TD via an independent serial communications cable. The third port forms a video connector connectable directly to a video port of the target device for enabling video communications between the TD and the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Vertiv IT Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wood, Phillip R. Kent
  • Patent number: 10361499
    Abstract: An adapter assembly includes a plurality of adapters arranged in one row. Each adapter has two electrical connection interfaces respectively arranged on two opposite sides thereof. Each adapter includes an insulating body and a plurality of conductive terminals. The insulating body includes an internal connecting portion and an external connecting portion respectively arranged on two opposite sides thereof. The conductive terminals are arranged in the internal connecting portion and the external connecting portion to respectively form the two electrical connection interfaces. One of the two electrical connection interfaces located at the internal connecting portion is electrically connected to the other electrical connection interface located at the external connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CHIEF LAND ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Nan Pao, Chia-Feng Huang, Sun-Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 10277042
    Abstract: The multi-functional charger includes a charger body, circuit board and an external charging plug, wherein the circuit board is arranged in the charger body and electrically connected with the external charging plug; the external charging plug is detachably connected with one end of the charger body and electrically connected with the circuit board through a connecting cable; a containing cavity is formed in the charger body and used for containing the connecting cable; the charger body is further provided with at least one mounting groove, the interiors of all the mounting grooves are respectively and detachably, connected with a functional assembly, and each functional assembly are in electric connection with the circuit board; the functional assembly includes a retractable USB assembly for the cable connection and a charging power assembly for electric energy storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Ningyuan Lu
  • Patent number: 10198055
    Abstract: Techniques pertaining to powering multiple platforms with a minimum impact on air passage in a predefined environment are disclosed. Instead of connecting each of the platforms in a chassis to a power supply therein, embodiments of the present invention uses what is referred to as cascading powering to power all platforms within minimum cable delivery. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a motherboard is disposed between two power supply units that are used to power the motherboard. The motherboard has power connectors located towards or near the power supply units so that only short cables are needed to power the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventor: Manhtien Phan
  • Patent number: 10096931
    Abstract: The plug connector includes an insulative housing and a terminal module wherein the terminal module is able to be moveable relative to the housing via sliding or rotation or translation or even detachment so as to have the front mating portion of the terminal module independently mated with the thin receptacle connector or cooperate with the housing to be mated with the regular RJ-45 modular jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Stephen Sedio, Wei-Hao Su, Sheng-Pin Gao, Chih-Ching Hsu, Wei-Kang Liu
  • Patent number: 10069265
    Abstract: An interface conversion adapter, configured to be inserted into a plug-in interface of an electronic apparatus to convert a plug-in electrical connection manner of the plug-in interface into a surface contact electrical connection manner, where the interface conversion adapter includes a contact end and a plug-connected end electrically connected to the contact end; the plug-connected end is electrically inserted into the plug-in interface of the electronic apparatus; the contact end is exposed out of the plug-in interface; and several conductive contacts are provided on a surface, exposed out of the plug-in interface, of the contact end. A plug-in connector interface of the electronic apparatus can be converted into surface contact conductive contacts by using the interface conversion adapter. The present invention further relates to an electrical connection device with the interface conversion adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HEVOLABS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Tingqiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10063016
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a socket connector, a bar-like plug connector to be inserted/withdrawn to/from the socket connector and a fuse. When the plug connector is inserted to the socket connector, electric conduction is established in the electric circuit via the fuse. The fuse is attached to the socket connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Kubota Corporation, DDK Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Ito, Kazuo Koike, Masatake Takai, Koichi Yokota, Kazuyuki Ozai
  • Patent number: 10050360
    Abstract: An interface card adapting device structure, mainly includes an outer frame body, transmission conductors, a connector and fixing elements, where the transmission conductors are accommodated in the outer frame body, each of them comprises a first contact portion and second contact portion; the connector is in electric connection with the first contact portion selectively at a predetermined position thereof and fixed by the fixing elements. whereby, when the plugging-in position of an external connector is to be changed, the outer frame body is fixed to the interface card, the connector is inserted in the interface card connector, and the fixing elements is used to fix it and the second first contact portion together; at this time, the external connector can then be plugged into the second contact portion. Thus, the insertion direction and position can be changed without being bound by smaller space, being more extensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EVGA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tai-Sheng Han
  • Patent number: 10038288
    Abstract: An adapter for a mobile device is provided. The adapter comprises a plug including an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface opposite the outer surface. The adapter further comprises a surface mount connection port located at the outer surface. The adapter further comprises a male connector extending from the inner surface. The adapter further comprises one or more electrical connections between the male connector and the surface mount connection port. The plug is configured to mate with a socket of a device, and the male connector is configured to mate with a respective female connection port of the device located within the socket, the outer surface of the plug being flush with a respective outer surface of the device when the plug is mated with the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: JaeHo Choi, Travis Baldwin, Mu-Kai Shen, Edward M. Voli
  • Patent number: 9991616
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to methods and apparatus for securely and efficiently joining components together. In some embodiments, a flexible printed circuit board and a rigid printed circuit board can be electrically coupled together by soldering electrical contacts distributed on the flexible printed circuit board to electrical contacts distributed on the rigid printed circuit board. The electrical contacts can be arranged and sized as desired to provide a desired amount of data and power transfer bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Corey N. Axelowitz, William A. Tashman, James Y. Yap
  • Patent number: 9991640
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that are able to withstand insertion and other forces, are reliable, and are easy to manufacture. In various examples, the connector receptacle tongue or other portions may be reinforced such that they may withstand the insertion forces exerted through a connector insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: George Tziviskos, Jae Hwang Lee, Mahmoud R. Amini, Paul J. Hack, Zheng Gao, Rui Zhou
  • Patent number: 9969508
    Abstract: A remote computing system is described that includes at least one processor and at least one module. The at least one module is operable by the at least one processor to receive first operational data collected by a first line-replaceable-unit of a first aircraft during flight operations of the first aircraft, and receive second operational data collected by at least one second line-replaceable-unit of at least one second aircraft during flight operations of the at least one second aircraft. The at least one module is further operable by the at least one processor to predict, based at least in part on the first operational data and the second operational data, a failure condition associated with the first line-replaceable-unit of the first aircraft, and output, based on the impending failure condition, an indication of the predicted failure condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Roland Szeto
  • Patent number: 9966213
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of reducing costs for equipment is shown. Of a plurality of housings each having an electromagnetic relay body incorporated therein, the adjacent housings are unified with a disconnectable connector provided on facing outer surfaces of the housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tsutsui, Ayaka Miyake, Jun Sasaki, Franco Vernaroli, Fabio Mangiapelo, Francesco Greco
  • Patent number: 9944406
    Abstract: A socket system for the protection against lightening of an aircraft disposed between a connection terminal of the aircraft and an end connector of a generator set powered by a power supply cable having several electrical conductors includes an extension socket connected between the end connector and the connection terminal and a safety device including in a housing made of electrically insulating material, and clipping means designed to clip an electrical signal. The installation of such a safety device prevents the propagation of an electrical overvoltage beyond the safety device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Frédéric Forget
  • Patent number: 9949398
    Abstract: A backplane and a communications device are disclosed. The backplane includes: at least one fixing plate, multiple connectors, and multiple flexible cables, where signal connection is implemented between corresponding connectors by means of the flexible cables, each of the connectors is provided with a housing and multiple signal pins installed on the housing, and the housing is installed on the fixing plate and is provided with a jack for insertion of a connector of a subcard in the communications device; one end of each signal pin is inserted into the jack, and the other end is connected to each flexible cable. When the communications device provided with the backplane transmits a high-rate signal, transmission quality and a transmission rate are relatively high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Jian Zhang, Jianping Shu
  • Patent number: 9935391
    Abstract: A wire adapter assembly, comprising: a plug, comprising a first housing and a first male connector installed on a first end of the first housing, a second end of the first housing being equipped with a wire in electrical connection with the first male connector; an adapter, comprising a second housing and a first female connector installed at a first end of the second housing, the first female connector being adaptive to the first male connector, a second end of the second housing being equipped with a second male connector in electrical connection with the first female connector, and the first male connector being different from the second male connector; and a flexible connector, the flexible connector being of a flat strip or arc hinge structure, and connected with the first end of the first housing and the first end of the second housing respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Sinotek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fengliang Wang
  • Patent number: 9923316
    Abstract: A device and system and method for connecting powered accessories to a model railroad layout using an electronic interface device (EID). The EID includes a terminal for interfacing with an accessory control device that is configured to control features of model railroad accessories, and a connection jack configured to accept an accessory cable plug that is connected to two or more wires of an accessory cable. The connection jack places at least one of the two or more wires of the accessory cable in electrical contact with the terminal of the EID such that, when the accessory control device is electrically connected to the terminal, the at least one of the two or more wires of the accessory cable are placed in electrical communication with the accessory control device, when the plug of the accessory cable is plugged into the connection jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Jarrod Little
  • Patent number: 9881113
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system implementing tools and mechanisms to import a three-dimensional mechanical model from a mechanical design system. The three-dimensional mechanical model includes a folded representation of a substrate having a surface for placement of electronic components and electrical connections. The tools and mechanisms can identify one or more bends in the surface of the folded representation of the substrate, and generate a two-dimensional layout representation of the substrate for an electronic design system based, at least in part, on the one or more bends in the surface of the folded representation of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald Suiter
  • Patent number: 9843136
    Abstract: An electrical socket connector includes: an insulation body, first terminals, second terminals, and a metal casing. The insulation body includes a basal part and a tongue plate connected to the basal part. The first terminals each include a first contact part and the second terminals each include a second contact part. Each first contact part comprises a first front contact part and a first rear contact part. Each second contact part comprises a second front contact part and a second rear contact part. The tongue plate defines first and second recesses. Each first recess is positioned between two adjacent first front contact parts. Each second recess is positioned between two adjacent second rear contact parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DEREN ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zongbiao Lin, Zhudong Huo
  • Patent number: 9819209
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an adapter having a charging unit defining a space configured to receive a wireless headset. The charging unit includes transmit circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit power to the wireless headset when the wireless headset is inserted into the space of the charging unit. At least a portion of the adapter is configured to be inserted into an auxiliary or accessory power socket of a vehicle. The power socket could represent a cigarette lighter holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENT INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven E. Hunt, Mathew Jacob
  • Patent number: 9780581
    Abstract: Embodiments include a portable rechargeable battery pack, system, and external adapter that allow the portable rechargeable battery pack to both power a host device though a set of host contacts and provide power through a set of charging contacts. The portable rechargeable battery pack includes a charge protection circuit that prevents an excessive discharge current through the charging contacts and allows high charge current when charging the portable rechargeable battery pack. A discharge circuit allows a low level discharge current through the charging contacts to provide power to other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Weissinger, Warren B. Albert, Donald L. Flowers, Charles W. Friedli, John E Herrmann, Viranga L. Wijeratne
  • Patent number: 9742083
    Abstract: A card edge connector is provided which includes a housing mated with a card having connecting electrodes. The housing includes a first housing having first terminals mounted to contact the connecting electrodes and a second housing having second terminals connected to a core wire in a conductive wire. The first terminals and the second terminals contact each other under a predetermined amount of contact pressure when the first housing and the second housing are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamamoto, Norihiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 9711882
    Abstract: An electrical terminal header assembly is configured for attachment to a substrate and includes a header body having a terminal mounting cavity formed therein and a first locking member. An electrical terminal has a terminal body and a terminal post extending outwardly from the terminal body, is disposed in the terminal mounting cavity, and is retained therein by the first locking member. The terminal post extends outwardly from the header body and is configured for attachment to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Parminder Brar, Bhupinder Rangi, David Menzies
  • Patent number: 9711877
    Abstract: A plug is disposed on a circuit board to be plug-connected to a socket, where the plug includes a metal housing and a spring pin, where the metal housing includes a first side plate and a second side plate that are oppositely disposed, and a first mating hole is formed on the second side plate; the spring pin is disposed on the second side plate along an insertion/removing direction of the plug, the spring pin includes a first connecting part and a bending part that is formed by bending and extending a first end of the first connecting part, a second end of the first connecting part is fastened inside the first mating hole, and the bending part is corresponding to the first mating hole and is separated from the second side plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aimin Leng, Menglong Zhao, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9559476
    Abstract: A communication adapter that includes an RJ45 jack with a plurality of plug interface contacts and an ARJ45 plug including a plurality of plug contacts. The plug interface contacts are in electrical communication with the plug contacts. The RJ45 jack and the ARJ45 plug are connected by a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Frank M. Straka, Satish I. Patel
  • Patent number: 9557356
    Abstract: An arrangement for measuring electrical energy consumption includes an input circuit operable to generate a first signal representative of a line voltage waveform and a second signal representative of a line current waveform. The arrangement further includes a processing circuit operable to generate energy consumption data based on the first signal and the second signal. The processing circuit is further operable to generate a first pulse waveform having a plurality of output pulses based on the energy consumption data, each output pulse corresponding to a quantity of energy consumed. The arrangement further includes a wireless transmitter coupled to the processing circuit, the wireless transmitter configured to transmit an RF signal each time the first pulse waveform changes state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Inc.
    Inventor: Warren Thomas Martin
  • Patent number: 9484657
    Abstract: A harness connector includes a harness housing having a signal cavity and a power cavity defined by housing walls. At least one of the housing walls has a locking rail extending therefrom into the corresponding signal cavity or power cavity. Signal harness cartridges are received in the signal cavity, each holding a plurality of signal terminals. Each signal harness cartridge has a locking slot configured to receive a corresponding locking rail in a position directly behind the signal terminals to secure the signal terminals in the signal harness cartridge. A power harness cartridge is received in the power cavity that holds a plurality of power terminals. The power harness cartridge has a locking slot configured to receive a corresponding locking rail in a position directly behind the power terminals to secure the power terminals in the power harness cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Galen M. Martin, Samuel Garner Bouse, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9465034
    Abstract: A modular analyte measurement system having a removable strip port module. In one embodiment, the analyte measurement system includes: an analyte meter; a removable strip port module; and a connector linking the removable strip port module to the analyte meter. The analyte meter includes: a meter housing; a receptacle formed in the meter housing; a processing circuit disposed within the housing; and an input interface within the receptacle and electrically coupled to the processing circuit. The removable strip port module includes: a module housing sized to at least partially fit within the receptacle of the analyte meter; an analyte test strip port disposed within the module housing to receive an analyte test strip via an aperture formed in the module housing; and an output interface coupled to the analyte test strip port. The connector links the output interface with the input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Hila Ralston, Frederic Arbogast, Matthew Simmons
  • Patent number: 9424048
    Abstract: Inductive peripheral retention device techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a plug configured to removably engage a communication port of a device to form a communicative coupling with the device. The plug is securable to and removable from the device using one or more hands of a user. The apparatus also includes a peripheral securing portion connected to the plug and configured to removably engage a peripheral device via an inductive element formed as a flexible loop and configured to form a communicative coupling between the peripheral device and the device, which may be used to support charging of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Allen Jakoboski, Shiu Sang Ng, William H. Standing
  • Patent number: 9419359
    Abstract: A plug and a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly are provided that relate to the field of vehicle testing and reduce a volume of the PCB assembly. The plug includes a plug body, where a first row of slots and a second row of slots are disposed on the plug body; and the plug further includes first pins in one-to-one correspondence with the first row of slots and second pins in one-to-one correspondence with the second row of slots; the first pin is L-shaped, and the other end is configured to connect to a first PCB; and the second pin is stair-shaped, one end of the second pin is embedded in a slot, in a corresponding position, of the second row of slots, and the other end is configured to connect to the first PCB, is parallel to the end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Tu, Yu Chen, Haisen Bao
  • Patent number: 9397454
    Abstract: The present relates to a connector kit for interconnecting a first and a second apparatus, said first apparatus having a first female connector jack, and said second apparatus having a second female connector jack, and to a method of electrically connecting a first apparatus to a second apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Niclas Moller Lewin, Jens Pahlitzsch, Johan Bergsten
  • Patent number: 9305837
    Abstract: A semiconductor arrangement and method of formation are provided. The semiconductor arrangement includes a first metal trace having a first metal trace width between about 30 nm to about 60 nm and a first metal trace length. A second metal trace has a second metal trace width between about 10 nm to about 20 nm and a second metal trace length, the first metal trace length different than the second metal trace length. A dielectric layer is between the first metal trace and the second metal trace. The dielectric layer has a dielectric layer width between the first metal trace and the second metal trace between about 10 nm to about 20 nm. The semiconductor arrangement is formed in a manner that allows metal traces having small dimensions to be formed where the metal traces have different dimensions from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chia-Tien Wu, Tien-Lu Lin, Shau-Lin Shue
  • Patent number: 9306352
    Abstract: The connector has a base with hooked side boards for joining a top cap. A partition board is placed between the side boards so as to form two slots for housing two metallic plates and two supporting pieces with slant top faces. The metallic plates have two upwardly extended conducting pins. Wires of exposed cores are placed on the supporting pieces. When the top cap is joined to the base, the wires are tightly locked by the top cap and the partition board while the conducting pins firmly contact with the cores. The connector can be quickly configured on a string of lamps and can be conveniently used to cascade multiple strings of lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Te-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 9301731
    Abstract: An ultrasound system is disclosed. The ultrasound system includes an ultrasound device. The ultrasound device includes a housing, a control panel coupled to the housing, and a receiver assembly coupled to the housing, wherein the receiver assembly includes a first contact surface. The ultrasound system further includes a transducer assembly having an ultrasound probe and a cartridge, wherein the cartridge includes a second contact surface. The cartridge is configured to be removably received in a slot of the receiver assembly such that the cartridge is movable between a removed position, in which the transducer assembly is not connected to the ultrasound device, and an engaged position, in which the cartridge is positioned in the slot and the first contact surface is electrically coupled to the second contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: EDAN INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Rich Henderson, Sean Murphy
  • Patent number: 9271099
    Abstract: Techniques for providing power and communicating data via an audio interface to a peripheral device are described herein. In one embodiment, a peripheral device is communicatively coupled to a host device via an audio interface of the host device, where the audio interface includes a first stereo output channel, a second stereo output channel, an audio input channel, and a ground pin. The peripheral device receives from the host device a first audio signal via the first stereo output channel and a second audio signal via the second stereo output channel. In response, the peripheral device harvests energy from both the first audio signal and the second audio signal to generate direct current (DC) power to power one or more hardware components of the peripheral device including a processor of the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Yihuan Sun
  • Patent number: 9270067
    Abstract: A connector comprises a first shell configuring with a first insulative portion having a first base portion and a first tongue portion to conform an first type interface, a second shell configuring with a second insulative portion having a second base portion and a second tongue portion to conform an second type interface and a terminal set, held in a housing, including a plurality of the first terminals and a plurality of the second terminals, wherein said terminal set is made up of a group comprising the first terminals and the second terminals and configuring the terminal set with a special arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Chant Sincere Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Chien Lin, Chun-Hsiang Hsu, Jason Yeh
  • Patent number: 9257832
    Abstract: A resettable circuit protection system for a vehicle includes a power outlet, a resettable circuit protection device, a resettable switch, a control module, and a user interface. The resettable circuit protection device is disposed in power communication with the power outlet, is operable between open and closed positions, and is configured to automatically open in response to an electrical overload condition at the power outlet. The resettable switch is electrically disposed in series with the circuit protection device, and operates between open and closed positions. The control module is disposed in signal communication with the circuit protection device and the switch. The user interface is disposed in signal communication with the control module. When the circuit protection device is open, the control module is responsive to facilitate display of a message at the user interface indicative of the circuit protection device being open, and to facilitate opening of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph T. Peplinski, Jeffrey J. Hoorn, Donald R. Seyerle, Wade G. Johnson, Craig Atiyeh
  • Patent number: 9252542
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a metallic shell defining a mating cavity opening forwards, a terminal module assembly received in the metallic shell, and a shielding plate being located between an upper surface and a lower surface of the terminal module assembly. The terminal module assembly defines a front region exposed in the mating cavity to function as a mating tongue. The terminal module assembly defines an insulator associated with a plurality of contacts with corresponding contacting sections exposed upon opposite upper and lower faces of the mating tongue, the contacts are categorized with differential pairs and grounding contacts. The shielding plate defines a main plate and grounding fingers split from the main plate to directly touch with corresponding grounding contacts. The shielding plate is embedded with the terminal module assembly and the grounding fingers of the shielding plate are fixed with the insulator of the terminal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, An-Jen Yang, Chien-Ping Kao, Yu-Hsu Chen, Hsueh-Lung Hsiao, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 9246274
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of network communications, and more specifically to networks for crosstalk reduction/compensation and communication connectors which employ such networks. In an embodiment, the present invention is an RJ45 jack with an orthogonal compensation network to meet CAT6A or higher performance standard. For the 3:6-4:5 wire-pair combination, the orthogonal compensation network begins in the jack nose (plug interface contact (PIC)) section, and utilizes a flexible printed circuit board in the nose section, split PIC contacts in the rear nose, and circuitry in the rigid printed circuit board to create the orthogonal compensation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Moulik Shah, Ronald L. Tellas, Robert E. Fransen, Satish I. Patel, Tse-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 9236684
    Abstract: A cable interface connection structure includes a jack and a plug. The plug is received in the jack. The jack includes a case, a support body, and a plurality of pins. The pins are received in the support body, and the support body is received in the case. The jack defines two rows of the pins. The plurality of pins in each row is the same. The plug includes two rows of contact terminals. A plurality of contact terminals in each row is the same. The pins are coupled to the contact terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: CyberTAN Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Yueh-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 9219340
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector cable assembly for multiple connectors comprising a base plug, an adapter plug and first and second pivot arms, so that the base plug and the adapter plug are movable between electrically engaged and electrically disengaged positions. The base plug has a first end, a second end, and first and second opposing sides with a first connector disposed in the first end of the base plug. The adapter plug has a first end, a second end, and first and second opposing sides. A first reciprocal connector disposed in the first end of the adapter plug is configured to mate with the first connector. A second connector, different than the first connector, is electrically connected to the first reciprocal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Scosche Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher McSweyn, Vince Alves
  • Patent number: 9190722
    Abstract: An antenna line protection device includes a pair of coaxial connectors and a streamer discharge module. The pair of coaxial connectors are disposed on both side ends of the antenna line protection device. The streamer discharge module is coupled between the coaxial connectors so that, when a pulse signal is input via the coaxial connectors, the streamer discharge module induces an electric field and thus establishes a discharge current channel, thereby suppressing an excessive input pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seung-Kab Ryu, Kyung-Hoon Lee, Kwang-Uk Chu, Uijung Kim, Up Namkoong
  • Patent number: 9182799
    Abstract: A USB OTG device includes a USB interface having a VBUS pin and an ID pin. A voltage input pin of a first switch is connected to a power source VDD5V. A voltage output pin of the first switch is connected to the VBUS pin and a second switch. The VBUS pin is connected to a power source Vcc. When the voltage at the ID pin is logic high, the voltage at an enable pin of the first switch is set to be logic high, the first switch is on, the second switch is off, thus the USB OTG device provides power to an external device. When the voltage at the ID pin is logic low, the voltage at the enable pin is set to be logic low, the first switch is off, the second switch is on, thus an external device provides power to the USB OTG device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ShenZhen Goldsun Network Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai-Long Cheng
  • Patent number: 9137929
    Abstract: A connector module includes a connector module main body having a base and a case, and a heat-dissipation element. The base has an external connection surface and two top-and-bottom spaced slots located above the external connection surface. The case internally defines an upper and a lower slot way separated from each other by a supporting rack, which has a bottom opening. The base is fitted in the case with the external connection surface downward exposed from the case and the two slots communicating with the upper and lower slot ways. The heat-dissipation element is mounted in the connector module main body in a front-rear direction with a heat-absorbing surface located corresponding to the bottom opening of the supporting rack and above the lower slot way for contacting with a plug device in the lower slot way to ensure good heat-dissipation efficiency and data transmission rate of the connector module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haven Yang