With Casing Or Housing Patents (Class 455/128)
  • Patent number: 10839281
    Abstract: A smart radio frequency identification (RFID) system for controlling operation of electrical units is disclosed. The system includes a RFID tag, a control unit coupled to the RFID tag, a relay unit connected to the control unit and to the electrical unit, and an external RFID reader for generating radio frequency (RF) signals for sending data to the RFID tag when the RFID reader is placed next to the RFID tag. The RFID tag checks and stores the data and passes the data along to the control unit. The control unit sends a control signal to the relay unit in accordance with instructions contained in the data, causing the relay unit to operate the electrical unit between a first state and a second state. The system may also include sensors to monitor certain conditions of the electrical unit and cause the control unit to turn off the electrical unit when the conditions are abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Mostafa D. Awheda, Abdulhadi E. Abdulhadi
  • Patent number: 10598711
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electromagnetic wave reverberation chamber including a column-type mode stirrer including a plurality of plate-shaped electromagnetic wave reflectors connected by a metal column provided on a bottom of the electromagnetic wave reverberation chamber, a ceiling-type mode stirrer including a plurality of plate-shaped electromagnetic wave reflectors connected by a metal column provided on a wall surface of the electromagnetic wave reverberation chamber and disposed around a ceiling of the electromagnetic wave reverberation chamber, and a pyramidal mode stirrer including a plurality of pyramid-shaped electromagnetic wave reflectors and disposed on a wall surface of the electromagnetic wave reverberation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Dong-Uk Sim, Sang il Kwak, Jong Hwa Kwon
  • Patent number: 10447066
    Abstract: A drainable wireless charging device includes a power emitting unit assembled on a first connection member in a waterproof manner and a power receiving unit assembled on a second connection member in a waterproof manner. The first connection member and the second connection member respectively have an insertion groove and an inserting portion for inserting into the insertion groove. The insertion groove has a second attaching surface corresponding to the power receiving unit. The inserting portion has a first attaching surface corresponding to the power emitting unit. The first connection member and the second connection member, and the first attaching surface is closely attached against the second attaching surface, so that water can be drained from the space between the first attaching surface and the second attaching surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Symhope Co.
    Inventor: Shao Hang Hung
  • Patent number: 10356497
    Abstract: A removable microphone and radio cover assembly is claimed for use in challenging or rugged environments to improve the consistency of communication. The removable microphone cover comprises of a main cover, layers of interchangeable media, a spacer and an attachment tab. In some configurations, the removable cover assembly may consist of multiple main covers or the main cover with a mounting assembly. It is desirable, therefore, to have a removable cover for handheld communication devices that can be manipulated, oriented or changed to adapt to changes in environmental conditions. It is also desirable for the user to be able to attach, cover or mount the removable cover on different or multiple handheld communications devices as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Ian Brown
  • Patent number: 10331101
    Abstract: A method for controlling a power management system includes if a registration mode of a smart socket is performed in a power management apparatus, displaying a second code of the power management apparatus; acquiring a code image of the second code on the power management apparatus using a terminal acquiring a code image from a first code assigned to the smart socket to recognize each other; receiving information of an electric device to be coupled to the smart socket; and pairing the smart socket corresponding to the first code by reading the code image with the electric device information, transmitting the paired information to the power management apparatus corresponding to the second code, and storing the paired information in the power management apparatus corresponding to the displayed code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Young Jin Park, Hyun Soo Park, Jae Hwi Jang, Jong Hyun Shin
  • Patent number: 10320067
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first antenna pattern for a first communication network and a first communication circuit configured to perform communication through the first antenna pattern. The electronic device also includes an electrical component situated at an upper part of the electronic device and a circuit board that is attached to a rear surface of the electrical component. The first antenna pattern is arranged on the circuit board facing toward a rear surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Woong Jeon
  • Patent number: 10055051
    Abstract: A terminal, where the terminal includes a conductive sheet configured to form a capacitor with a hand when the hand holds the terminal, and a processor, connected to the conductive sheet, where the processor is configured to detect a capacitance of the capacitor, and determine a holding gesture for the terminal according to the detected capacitance and a preset correspondence between a capacitance and a holding gesture, and the conductive sheet is disposed in the terminal, and when the hand holds the terminal, the conductive sheet forms a capacitor with the hand. When the terminal is held using different holding gestures, capacitances of capacitors formed between the conductive sheet in the terminal and the hand are different, and a correspondence between a capacitance and a holding gesture is preset using this difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Xu Peng, Hang Li, Chao Meng, Hongchao Leng
  • Patent number: 9924849
    Abstract: A dishwasher with an integrated closure element, such as a pivoting door or sliding drawer front, having a metallic front panel extending from an upper edge to a lower edge of the closure element includes a user interface located on an upper face of the closure element such that when the closure element is in a closed position, the user interface faces upwardly and is inaccessible to a user. A radio system for the dishwasher includes an upwardly facing antenna located on the closure element adjacent the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Wyndham F. Gary, Jr., Blayne C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9853708
    Abstract: An electrical wiring device includes a receptacle housing comprising alternating current (AC) terminal openings. The electrical wiring device further includes an AC power output terminals disposed within the receptacle housing and aligned with the AC terminal openings. The AC power output terminals are designed to receive prongs of an electrical plug through the AC terminal openings. The electrical wiring device also includes a wireless signal extender circuit disposed within the receptacle housing. The wireless signal extender circuit is configured to receive an incoming wireless signal and to transmit an outgoing wireless signal, where the outgoing wireless signal is generated based on the incoming wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Darron Kirby Lacey
  • Patent number: 9728836
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body, a movable portion, and a connector. A positional relationship between the main body and the movable portion is changeable via the connector. The main body includes a first surface having a display unit, the movable portion includes a second surface having a long side adaptive to a short side of the first surface, the movable portion has a first communication antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Yiping Feng, Jun Ma, Shuangqi Cen
  • Patent number: 9640073
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a traveler information monitoring and dissemination system. The system disclosed herein provides real time information to a traveler, wherein the real time information may be pre-selected by the traveler. The system ensures consistent and quality data are produced and issued to the traveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Andre Gueziec
  • Patent number: 9525763
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a front case including an ear jack hole formed in one end, an ear jack module having a plug inserting portion extended in a first direction, penetrating from one end to the other end of the ear jack module, one end thereof arranged in parallel with the ear jack hole, a rear case configured to cover the back side of the front case, a first fixing bracket projected from the front case in a direction to the back side and comprising a first screw hole arranged in parallel with the plug inserting portion, a second fixing bracket projected from a front side of the rear case, adjacent to the first fixing bracket, and comprising a second screw hole arranged in parallel with the plug inserting portion, and a screw penetrating the ear jack hole, the first screw hole and the second screw hole is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Jinhwan Lee, Youngil Lee, Junmin Choi, Daewoong Jon, Taeki Um, Junhong Kang
  • Patent number: 9319496
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile phone case. The mobile phone case comprises a base plate for fixing a mobile phone, a top cover for protecting the display surface of the mobile phone and a first connection member for connecting the base plate and the top cover, wherein, the mobile phone case further comprises at least one light-shielding film, arranged between the base plate and the top cover and with one side connected with the first connection member, and the light-shielding film is used for shielding a part of rays of light generated by the display surface so as to limit a visual angle of the display surface. The mobile phone case provided by the present invention can not only decorate and protect the mobile phone, but also effectively prevent displayed information of the display surface of the mobile phone from leaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: Gang Yang, Hongkun Zhang, Rui Li, Changwu Dai
  • Patent number: 9224021
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically deactivating a security tag upon entry into business establishment to prevent tag pollution. The system and method involve positioning a security tag deactivator at an entrance of a business establishment and emitting an EM field sufficient to deactivate any security tag that enters into the business establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Lothar Grunenberg, Nimesh Shah, Kefeng Zeng
  • Patent number: 9041512
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic key in which a waterproof rubber can be prevented from getting damaged at the time of assembling various parts into an upper case. This electronic key includes: upper case (10) and lower case (20) that fit together and seal the interior thereof; inner case (30) covered by upper case (10) and lower case (20) and having, on the lower-surface side thereof, battery (39) that drives an electronic circuit performing communication with the exterior; waterproof rubber (40) covering the upper-surface side of inner case (30); upper-case projection (18) that projects from the inner wall of upper case (10); and waterproof-rubber outer-wall recess (45) that is recessed in the outer wall surface of waterproof rubber (40) and receives upper-case projection (18). A space is provided between upper-case projection (18) and waterproof-rubber outer-wall recess (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakabayashi, Koichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9002419
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus includes a housing having a first face and first and second side faces rising from the first face, a display unit having a first side and a second side, a touch panel disposed so as to be stacked on the display unit and being capable of detecting a distance to an indicator using an electric field, first and second conductive members respectively disposed at end parts of the display unit along the first side and the second side, and third and fourth conductive members disposed along a bottom face of the display unit and electrically connected to the first and second conductive members respectively. The display unit and the third and fourth conductive members are accommodated in a concave part configured by the first side face, the first face and the second side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Mitsuru Satou
  • Patent number: 8989823
    Abstract: A box-shaped metal structure is formed by press-working or the like, and a resin shell is integrally molded to the periphery of the metal structure by extrusion molding a resin. A flexible circuit board for key switches is disposed on a switch-receiving surface of the metal structure. The resin shell and the box-shaped metal structure are not bonded together, but the resin fills the connecting holes in the metal structure, whereby the shell and the metal structure are kept together after molding. A casing for a portable device having a structure suitable for obtaining reduced thickness and size reduction is thereby obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Patent number: 8958855
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided that includes front and rear cases, an intermediate case between the front and rear cases, and a printed circuit board between the intermediate cases and at least one of the front and rear cases. A shielding member having a first width, length and thickness, and being formed of a metal. Non-conductive material may have a second thickness attached to at least two edges of the shielding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Chul Shin, Han-Seok Chae
  • Publication number: 20150031319
    Abstract: A corner mounted device is provided. The corner mounted device includes a housing and a data transmitter within the housing. The housing may include a first rear surface, a second rear surface, and a front surface adjoining the first rear surface and the second rear surface, with an internal cavity formed in between. The housing may be in the form of a wedge shape. The first rear surface and the second rear surface may be substantially perpendicular relative to one another, and may thereby be secured to a corner of intersecting walls and/or ceiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Dennison Homer Jurawan
  • Publication number: 20150017937
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus with a concealment module, the concealment module including an inlet panel and an outlet panel, the outlet panel located higher than the inlet panel. Also included is a remote radio head disposed with the concealment module, mounted on a support, and located between the inlet panel and the outlet panel. A first baffle is located under the remote radio head to prevent cool air from the inlet panel from being diverted to a space between the remote radio head and the support. A second baffle is located to direct cooling air over a back of the remote radio head. A third baffle is located on top of the remote radio head to direct heated cooling air to the outlet panel. A fourth baffle is located to direct cooling air over the front of the remote radio head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Julian R. Colapietro, Walter Mark Hendrix, Deepak Kumar Sivanandan
  • Patent number: 8892162
    Abstract: A portable device includes: an enclosure, one or more processors for executing one or more programs; one or more actuators in or on the enclosure for generating mechanical vibrations; one or more sensors in or on the enclosure for detecting mechanical vibrations; and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors. The device analyzes one or more signals produced by the one or more sensors with respect to mechanical vibrations to determine a holding state of the portable device, and conditionally modifies operation of at least one application executed by the one or more processors in accordance with the determined holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Garrone, Sean A. Mayo, Scott A. Mullin, Gordon C. Cameron
  • Publication number: 20140315505
    Abstract: A radio transmission system includes: a first electronic device; and a second electronic device having a mounting structure mounted with the first electronic device, wherein a millimeter wave signal transmission line capable of transmitting information in a millimeter wave band is formed between the first electronic device and the second electronic device when the first electronic device is mounted in the mounting structure of the second electronic device, and between the first electronic device and the second electronic device, a transmission object signal is converted into a millimeter wave signal and then the millimeter wave signal is transmitted via the millimeter wave signal transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8824529
    Abstract: A signal transmission system includes: a transmitting section including a first carrier signal generating section configured to generate a carrier signal for modulation and a first frequency converting section configured to generate a transmission signal by frequency-converting a transmission object signal by the carrier signal for modulation, the carrier signal for modulation being generated by the first carrier signal generating section; and a receiving section including a second carrier signal generating section configured to generate a carrier signal for demodulation and a second frequency converting section configured to frequency-convert the transmission signal received by the carrier signal for demodulation, the carrier signal for demodulation being generated by the second carrier signal generating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Fukuda, Kenichi Kawasaki, Satoru Shinke
  • Patent number: 8818301
    Abstract: The transmission device is constituted by transmitting units which are accommodated within a case in a state so that, in an xyz orthogonal coordinate system, in the z axis direction only two transmitting units are disposed adjacently and so that planar conducting plates are opposed to each other; in the x axis direction, two adjacent transmitting units are disposed so that one end portion of one unit and the other end portion of the other unit are adjacent; and in the y axis direction, two adjacent transmitting units are disposed so that one end portion of one unit and the other end portion of the other unit are adjacent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Nakatani, Shu Yamada, Sigeki Sakakibara, Michito Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8798564
    Abstract: A transmitter includes an up-converter and a modular receptacle. The up-converter is coupled to convert an input signal into a Radio Frequency (RF) signal having an output frequency, and is configurable to adjust the output frequency over a frequency range containing multiple sub-bands. The modular receptacle includes a first interconnection adapter coupled to the up-converter and a second interconnection adapter for coupling to an antenna. The receptacle is configured to receive between the first and second interconnection adapters a Power Amplifier (PA), which is selected from a group of power amplifiers each covering a respective sub-band in the frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Provigent Ltd.
    Inventor: Shaul Klein
  • Patent number: 8749988
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Joseph K. Huntzinger, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Timothy D. Garner, Jeffrey T. Bell, Robert L. Vadas, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Patent number: 8731625
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and method to write protect a memory card in the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal comprises a body, a battery and a battery cover. The battery cover has a short-circuit connecting member. A memory card socket accommodates a pluggable memory card. A writing control unit has input and output ports, and when the battery cover is jointed with the body, the input and output ports contact the short-circuit connecting member to form a short-circuit connection therebetween; the writing control unit detects whether the battery cover is removed by outputting a test signal from the output port and detecting for the test signal at the input port; if the battery cover is removed, the test signal is not detected at the input port and data is prohibited from being written into the memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Yinong Liu
  • Publication number: 20140134966
    Abstract: An integrated circuit package includes an encapsulation and lead frame with a portion of the lead frame disposed within the encapsulation. The lead frame includes a first conductor formed in the lead frame having a first conductive loop and a third conductive loop disposed substantially within the encapsulation. A second conductor is formed in the lead frame galvanically isolated from the first conductor. The second conductor includes a second conductive loop disposed substantially within the encapsulation proximate to the first conductive loop to provide a communication link between the first and second conductors. The third conductive loop is wound in an opposite direction relative to the first conductive loop in the encapsulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: David Kung, David Michael Hugh Matthews, Balu Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8700104
    Abstract: A battery pack is configured to reduce weight, enhance battery identification, ensure proper placement of a lid retaining the battery, and facilitate battery pack removal. The battery pack has one or more cells that lack an outer coverage except for a polymer sheathing. The battery pack includes a mating notch on a terminal plate and may include a fingernail notch and/or one or more guide rails. The fingernail notch may be a single depression formed to allow a fingernail to slip onto the battery pack, may be a single depression and a ledge that are side-by-side, or may be formed of multiple ledges and/or depressions. There may be a single guide rail or multiple guide rails. Each guide rail preferably has a hollow interior section that is crossed by one or more ribs or segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: James Infanti
  • Patent number: 8682403
    Abstract: A filter package is provided with a support structure, a filter device having terminals, impedance matching circuits formed on the support structure and electrically connected to at least some of the terminals of the filter device, and at least one electrical ground structure electrically connected to the impedance matching circuits. Moreover, the filter package has an outer housing to contain the support structure, filter device impedance matching circuits, and at least one ground structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Gagnon, Chun-Yun Jian
  • Patent number: 8682252
    Abstract: A transmitter apparatus is provided that includes an actuator and a transmitter with a housing and wireless transmission circuitry. The actuator is mounted to a structural element of a building and is at least partially exposed and accessible to a user. The housing is arranged and configured to extend at least partially into an opening in the structural element of the building. The transmission circuitry is arranged and configured to receive the actuations from the actuator and responsively transmit radio frequency (RF) signals to a remotely situated appliance via the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: HeathCo, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Blaise Tylicki, Jimmy David Claiborne, Timothy Gale Birdwell
  • Patent number: 8676261
    Abstract: A base station (100) devised for indoor use in a WCDMA network, comprising a support unit (401) including a power supply unit (303), said support unit (401) being adapted to be attached to a support structure, and a complete base station unit (402) mechanically supported by said support unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Bo Hermansson, Anders Järleholm, Johnny Hederoth, Thomas Bengt Lejon, Mathias Johansson, Örjan Fall
  • Patent number: 8644775
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus includes a case including first, second, and third stages, each stage having one slot, each slot allowing free insertion and removal of a board; a first control board; a first communication unit connected with the first control board and performing radio communication; and a second communication unit connected with the first control board and performing communication faster than the radio communication. The first control board is mounted in the slot of the first stage. The first communication unit is mounted in the slot of the second stage, and the second stage is provided on one side of the first stage. The second communication unit is mounted in the slot of the third stage, and the third stage is provided on a side opposite to the first communication unit with respect to the first stage. The second communication unit is arranged adjacent to the first control board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Yoshida, Sadaaki Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20140018023
    Abstract: An electromagnetic (RF) and light transparent enclosure having a perforated metallic wall. The enclosure is particularly adapted for an RF wireless tracking system, as a housing for the transmitter device or for a cargo container in or on which the transmitter device is positioned. The enclosure is optically transparent to ensure any photovoltaic device of the transmitter device receives sufficient photons or other energy to power the transmitter device. The RF transparent enclosure attenuates less transmitted and/or received signal at specific frequency bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Lee, Mrinmoy Chakraborty, Jamshed Dubash, Jahangir Nakra
  • Patent number: 8626252
    Abstract: An input unit for an electronic device comprising a body, a first switch adjacent a first location of the body, a second switch adjacent a second location of the body, and a third switch adjacent a third location of the body. When the body moves in a first direction to a first position, the third switch generates a signal to activate a first operational mode and the first and second switches generate signals to perform first and second functions when the body moves in a second direction different from the first direction. When the body moves in the first direction to a second position, the third switch generates a signal to activate a second operational mode and the first and second switches generate signals to perform third and fourth functions when the body moves in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eunjung Kim, Zhimin Choo, Jaeeon Lee, Dongguk Kang, Seunggeun Lim
  • Publication number: 20130331038
    Abstract: A light device includes a light emitting module in which a plurality of light sources are provided; caps that are provided at two ends of the light emitting module and are to be mounted in a lighting fixture; and a positional information transmission part that is provided between an outermost one of the plurality of light sources of the light emitting module and the corresponding cap and transmits predetermined positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shin KUSAKARI
  • Publication number: 20130331037
    Abstract: A light device includes a substrate on which a light source is provided; and a positional information transmitter that is provided on a surface of the substrate on which the light source is provided and transmits predetermined positional information to a terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shin KUSAKARI
  • Patent number: 8604904
    Abstract: A portable device has an opening formed in one case of a dual structure, a partitioning member for partitioning the opening, a projection formed on the partitioning member so as to project to a front surface side of the case, and at least two push buttons attached from a back surface side of the case to partitions partitioned by the partitioning member. The push button has a substantially flat plate-shaped push button portion, and a locking portion formed at an outer edge of the push button portion. The locking portion contacts an outer edge of the opening to prevent slip-out of the push button when the push button is attached to the partition from the back surface side of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Fujimoto, Masahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8594597
    Abstract: A portable transmitter includes a circuit board having a button battery and an antenna; and a case accommodating the battery and the circuit board. The case includes first and second case members being engaged with each other. A concave portion is formed on the first or second case members to accommodate the button battery, and a lock portion is formed on the first or second case members to lock the circuit board. While the concave portion accommodates the button battery and the circuit board is locked by the lock portion, a surface of the circuit board and a surface of the button battery are attached, and the first case member and the second case member are engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Saito, Mitsuru Nakagawa, Tokio Shimura
  • Patent number: 8559900
    Abstract: A portable device for data communication using a body as a conductor to transmit data to a receiver, the portable device includes a data receiving unit to receive data, a controller unit to control processing of data to be transmitted, a current limiting circuit to limit a current of a signal corresponding to the data to be transmitted to a predetermined value, and transmitting electrodes connected to the current limiting circuit and to contact the body to transmit the signal having the current of predetermined value to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Tae-Song Kim, Jong-Oh Park, Byung-Kyu Kim, Jin-Seok Kim, Han Cheung, Won-Woo Cho, Nan-Young Yoon, Young-Rok Kim
  • Publication number: 20130176175
    Abstract: A signal-transmitting arrow operable to transmit an encoded RF signal, an arrow locating and game tracking receiver system for use with the signal-transmitting arrow, and a transmitter-nock unit for installation on an arrow to construct a signal-transmitting arrow. The arrow includes an arrow shaft, an arrow head disposed at an arrow shaft forward end, and a nock disposed at an arrow shaft rearward end. A transmitter unit includes a transmitter housing that is removably mounted in interior chamber at the rearward end of the arrow shaft, and is rigidly connected to the nock to provide the transmitter-nock unit. The transmitter unit has an RF transmitter with a rigid antenna that extends rearwardly into the nock. The receiver system includes omnidirectional and directional antennas and RF receivers, a processor for generating direction indicating signal, and a user interface that indicates arrow location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: ARCHER QUEST, INC.
    Inventors: George V. Zusman, Val J. Pollak, Kendrick R. Bennet
  • Patent number: 8453835
    Abstract: A water-proof container for holding a mobile device includes a base adapted to support a mobile device, a cover, a hinge for interconnecting the base and cover to one another, and a locking mechanism for locking the cover to the base. A groove is formed in an interior wall of the cover in circumscribing relation to the cover. A thin, transparent sheet of plastic has a bead formed in its peripheral edge and the bead is press fit into the groove so that the thin sheet of plastic closely overlies the operative face of the mobile device when the cover is latched to the base. A hollow lock housing is pivotally mounted about a pivot pin. A one hundred eighty degree (180°) rotation of the lock housing positions the opening on an opposite side of the container 10, capturing the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Kar Ming So
  • Patent number: 8437710
    Abstract: A wireless transmission apparatus includes an electrically insulative housing, metal conducting terminals vertically arranged at the rear side of the electrically insulative housing and having one respective front contact portion respectively horizontally extended to the bottom wall of an accommodation chamber in the electrically insulative housing, and a transmission module, which includes a circuit assembly accommodated in the accommodation chamber of the electrically insulative housing and metal adapter terminals each having a bonding end vertically disposed at the rear side and respectively bonded to the circuit assembly and a springy contact end horizontally disposed at the front side and kept in positive contact with the front contact portion of one respective metal conducting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Ajoho Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Ping Mo
  • Publication number: 20130102263
    Abstract: A radiofrequency transmitter (1) including two plastic covers (61, 62) arranged one on top of the other, enclosing a printed circuit (5), and having a metal belt (3) inserted between the covers in their joining area, characterized in that an internal portion of the metal belt (3) is fixed in at least one recess (212) created between the two plastic covers (61, 62). A method for assembling a radiofrequency transmitter (1) including a step of assembling the different parts forming the transmitter (1) is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Olivier FORGERIT, Gilles JUREK
  • Patent number: 8428665
    Abstract: A holder for a mobile phone includes a body having an opening to receive the mobile phone and having a bottom. The holder further includes a latch coupled to the body for holding the holder with the opening up; and an acoustic horn coupled to the body and having a sound receiving end and a sound emitting end. The sound receiving end is configured to be adjacent to a transducer of the mobile phone, and the sound emitting end is configured to direct sound in an upward direction. The holder further includes a set of tactile guides to tactilely guide a user's touch to a set of buttons on the mobile phone so that a user does not need to look at the buttons to activate the buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Signal Essence, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph McLaughlin, Paul Michael McLaughlin, Caleb Henry Crome, Robert Kung-ning Yu
  • Publication number: 20130084817
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) transmitting module including: a case mounted in a tire; a transmitting unit mounted in the case; and a coating layer coated on an outer side of the transmitting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Jong Woo HAN, Jong Hyeong SONG
  • Patent number: 8412137
    Abstract: A radio transmitter includes a radio module, a battery from which power is fed to the radio module, and a metal plate. The radio module includes a transmission module generating a transmission signal and an antenna configured to wirelessly transmit the transmission signal. The metal plate is located so as to cover a part of the battery and a part of the antenna. The battery is electromagnetically coupled to the antenna. A main radiation direction of the antenna is parallel to a principal surface of the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Seishi Takahara
  • Patent number: 8396517
    Abstract: Providing an electronic device adaptively responsive to advance motion is disclosed. Displayed information on a multi-touch display is altered based on the electronic device detecting motion and user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: HJ Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Harry Vartanian
  • Patent number: 8383216
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a case for a personal electronic device comprising one or more layers formed from a thin-film thermo-formed material and methods to manufacture the same. In a disclosed embodiment, the case for the personal electronic device comprises a flexible inner layer and a thin-film thermo-formed outer-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Speculative Product Design, LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Lee Hynecek
  • Patent number: RE44745
    Abstract: A transmitter apparatus effective for activating a remotely situated appliance includes a radio frequency (RF) transmitter. The RF transmitter is configured to be mounted to a structural element of a building and configured to receive an actuation by a user to wirelessly transmit a signal. An antenna is coupled to the RF transmission circuitry and is arranged and configured to transmit the signal to a remotely situated appliance. The antenna is disposed within an opening in the structural element of the building and is of dimensions so as to extend at least partially through the opening. The antenna transmits the signal to the appliance without significant interference or absorption from the structural element of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: HealthCo LLC
    Inventors: Scott B. Tylicki, Jimmy David Claiborne, Timothy Gale Birdwell