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Thin film type chip device and method for manufacturing the same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed herein is a thin film type chip device, including: a plurality of unit circuit structures laminated on a substrate; and an adhesive layer adhering the unit circuit structures to each other.



RF aperture coldplate

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An RF aperture coldplate for positioning in heat transfer proximity to heat-generating elements of an RF antenna system is presented. The RF aperture coldplate has a front side and a rear side. The RF aperture coldplate includes waveguides each forming an opening therethrough from the front side to the rear side, and passages substantially around the waveguides. The passages are configured to conduct cooling medium around the waveguides and between the front side and the rear side of the RF aperture coldplate.



System and method for a coreless transformer

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In accordance with an embodiment, a transformer includes a first coil disposed in a first conductive layer on a first side of a first dielectric layer, and a second coil disposed in a second conductive layer on a second side of the first dielectric layer. Each coil has a first end disposed inside its respective coil and a second end disposed at an outer perimeter of its respective coil. A first crossover disposed in the second conductive layer is directly connected to the first end of the first coil and extends past the outer perimeter of the first coil. In addition, a second crossover disposed in the first conductive layer is directly connected to the first end of the second coil and extends past the outer perimeter of the second coil.



Minimal intrusion very low insertion loss technique to insert a device to a semi-rigid coaxial transmission line

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A signal conditioning apparatus can include a coaxial cable having at least one slot formed therein. A conductive film can be applied to the coaxial cable so as to cover each slot. A device mounting surface can be formed within the slot and a protection device can be mounted on the device mounting surface. A housing consisting of one or more interlockable portions can be coupled to the coaxial cable.



Terahertz interaction structure including a folded waveguide with a ridge structure and having an electron beam tunnel passing through the ridge structure

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A terahertz interaction circuit is provided. The terahertz interaction circuit includes a waveguide and an electron beam tunnel. The waveguide has a folded shape and in which an electromagnetic wave propagates. The electron beam tunnel is formed to penetrate through the waveguide. An electron beam passes through the electron beam tunnel. The waveguide includes a ridge portion in which a portion of a surface of the waveguide protrudes into the waveguide.



Open back junction box and method for pre-fab wiring

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A bracket and open back junction box assembly allows simplified wiring at a construction site. An open back junction box including a detachable and reattachable rear cover plate is pre-assembled with a plaster ring, electrical device, and leads, at a prefab facility. A Metal Clad (MC) cable may be attached to the open back junction box and wires carried in the MC Cable may be connected to the leads. A mounting bracket is generally sandwiched between the open back junction box and the plaster ring for mounting to framing members at the construction site. Following assembly at the prefab facility, the prefab open back junction box is shipped to the construction site where the bracket and open back junction box assembly is mounted to framing members. Connections to wires carried by MC Cables are then facilitated by removing the rear cover plate to access the open back junction box interior.



Wiring board and method for manufacturing the same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A wiring board includes a first multilayer wiring board having first conductive layers and having a surface, a second multilayer wiring board having second conductive layers and positioned such that the second multilayer wiring board has a surface facing the surface of the first multilayer wiring board, and an adhesive layer including an adhesive sheet and interposed between the first multilayer wiring board and the second multilayer wiring board such that the adhesive layer is adhering the first multilayer wiring board and the second multilayer wiring board. The first multilayer wiring board has a first pad on the surface of the first multilayer wiring board, the second multilayer wiring board has a second pad on the surface of the second multilayer wiring board, and the first pad and the second pad are positioned such that the first pad and the second pad face each other across the adhesive layer.



Methods of manufacture of bottom port multi-part surface mount MEMS microphones

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods for manufacturing multiple bottom port, surface mount microphones, each containing a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphone die, are disclosed. Each surface mount microphone features a substrate with metal pads for surface mounting the package to a device's printed circuit board and for making electrical connections between the microphone package and the device's circuit board. The surface mount microphones are manufactured from panels of substrates, sidewall spacers, and lids. Each MEMS microphone die is substrate-mounted and acoustically coupled to the acoustic port disposed in the substrate. The panels are joined together, and each individual substrate, sidewall spacer, and lid cooperate to form an acoustic chamber for its respective MEMS microphone die. The joined panels are then singulated to form individual MEMS microphones.



Battery pack with cells of different capacities electrically coupled in parallel

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The disclosed embodiments provide a battery pack for use with a portable electronic device. The battery pack includes a first set of cells with different capacities electrically coupled in a parallel configuration. Cells within the first set of cells may also have different thicknesses and/or dimensions. The first set of cells is arranged within the battery pack to facilitate efficient use of space within a portable electronic device. For example, the first set of cells may be arranged to accommodate components in the portable electronic device.



Gas sensor and method of manufacturing thereof

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a gas sensor sensing a specific gas component contained in gas to be measured, oxygen ion conductive solid electrolyte is used in a sensing element for sensing the specific gas component. A terminal unit is used, which comprises a pair of insulators, each having an inner side surface, disposed to pinch and hold the base end portion of the sensing element on the pair of electrode-mounted surfaces of the sensing element. The terminal unit comprises two pairs of metal terminals and a spring member. The metal terminals electrically contact electrode pads of the sensing element, pair by pair, respectively, and are disposed on the inner side surfaces of the insulators. The spring members press the pair of insulators at one or more positions of electrode-mounted surfaces of the sensing element in a width direction so that the insulators are pressed to be opposed to each other.



Method for manufacturing lithium secondary battery, method for manufacturing stacked battery, and method for manufacturing composite body

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The whole of a conductive material layer is formed on a bonding surface of an outer film having flexibility and barrier properties to prepare a composite body in which the conductive material layer is integrated with the outer film. A current collector is located within an application region, and at least a part of an electrode terminal is located outside the application region. A positive electrode active material precursor layer, an electrolyte precursor layer, and a negative electrode active material precursor layer are added to the composite body with plane positions thereof aligned with that of the current collector. These precursor layers are subjected to a crosslinking process. The application regions are applied, and the outer films are bonded, to seal a cell. The crosslinking process may be omitted.



Methods for making anodes for lithium ion batteries

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods for making composite anodes, such as macroporous composite anodes, are disclosed. Embodiments of the methods may include forming a tape from a slurry including a substrate metal precursor, an anode active material, a pore-forming agent, a binder, and a solvent. A laminated structure may be prepared from the tape and sintered to produce a porous structure, such as a macroporous structure. The macroporous structure may be heated to reduce a substrate metal precursor and/or anode active material. Macroporous composite anodes formed by some embodiments of the disclosed methods comprise a porous metal and an anode active material, wherein the anode active material is both externally and internally incorporated throughout and on the surface of the macroporous structure.



Method of manufacturing solid electrolytic capacitor having pillow portion connecting anode terminal and anode lead

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A solid electrolytic capacitor includes a capacitor element, an anode terminal, and a cathode terminal. The anode terminal is electrically connected to the anode lead of the capacitor element through a pillow portion formed on a surface of the anode terminal. The cathode terminal is electrically connected to the cathode layer of the capacitor element. A method of manufacturing the solid electrolytic capacitor includes steps (a) and (b). In the step (a), a first printed portion to become the pillow portion is formed by performing printing on a predetermined place of the surface of the anode terminal with paste containing a conductive material and resin. In the step (b), the anode lead is connected to a tip end part of the first printed portion.



Combination machining lathe

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a combination machining lathe, a workpiece holding device holds a workpiece in a manner that permits the workpiece to rotate around an axis parallel to a direction of a horizontal Z axis. A tool post holds a tool that comprises a holder and a bit. The tool held by the tool post is indexed to a position in which the longitudinal axis of the holder is parallel to an X axis direction. The bit of the tool held by the tool post is angled such that a longitudinal axis of the bit is disposed in a position tilted away from the X axis direction closer to a horizontal axis in a plane containing the X axis and the Y axis. A turning operation is performed while the tool and/or the workpiece are moved relative to each other in a direction of the longitudinal axis of the bit.



Method of shaping an edge of an aerofoil

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus for shaping an edge of an aerofoil, the apparatus having first and second brushes and each brush having a plurality of bristles. A first motor rotates the first brush about a first axis and a second motor rotates the second brush about a second axis. The axes are arranged substantially parallel to the bristles of the respective brush. A support structure holds the first brush such that the first axis intersects a first surface of the edge of the aerofoil and holds the second brush such that the second axis intersects a second surface of the edge of the aerofoil. There are means to produce relative movement the first and second brushes and the aerofoil such that the first and second brushes move longitudinally along the edge of the aerofoil to shape the edge of the aerofoil.



Vehicle frame assemblies with threaded connections

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method of manufacturing a vehicle frame, includes: forming compatible threads on a first rail composed of a first material and a second rail composed of a second material; forming a pair of locators on the first and second rails, said locators configured to indicate an alignment condition of the first rail and second rail when screwed together; and screwing together the first rail and second rail.



Steering column anti-rotation pin

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In an embodiment of the invention, an anti-rotation assembly for a steering column is provided. The anti-rotation assembly includes a bushing and a pin having a detent for engaging the bushing when the pin is inserted into the bushing.



Wheel-clamping device for a wheel-service-machine and method for reversibly clamping a wheel on a wheel-clamping device for a wheel-service-machine

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention concerns a wheel-clamping device for wheels on wheel-service-machines with only one drive unit and further a method for clamping wheels on a wheel-clamping device of wheel-service-machines with only one drive unit. The innovative wheel-clamping device for a wheel-service-machine according to the present invention comprises a frame 20 having a through-opening 22, and a spindle 30 being rotatably supported in the through-opening 22. Further, the spindle 30 has a through-hole 32 with a mounting-side end 30b and a driving-side end 30a, which is connectable to a drive means which is provided for a rotary movement for the spindle 30, wherein the spindle 30 has an external thread 34 on an external circumferential portion. Moreover, the wheel-clamping device comprises a sleeve 50 with a turntable 58 for the wheel to be clamped, wherein the sleeve 50 has an internal thread portion 52 which is in threaded engagement with the external thread-portion 34 of the spindle 30. Furthermore, a stopping or holding means 70 is able to temporarily hold the sleeve 50, and a clamping means 60 for the temporarily fixation of a fixing element 40 which is inserted through the mounting-side end 30b, to the spindle 30 is also provided in the innovative wheel-clamping device.



Method of making concrete pile sections

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A casting guide and a method of making a concrete pile using the casting guide, the casting guide including a casting guide end plate, at least two lock rod forms including a first set of crosswise through-holes, and at least two lock socket forms including a second set of crosswise through-holes. The first and second sets of crosswise through-holes configured to removably receive a casting guide pin extending substantially across the casting guide end plate and interconnecting the crosswise through-holes the lock rod forms or lock socket forms when the casting guide is inside a casting chute.



Shipping pallet post reinforcement

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A shipping pallet having a top deck, a bottom skid, and a plurality of posts disposed between and separating the top deck and the bottom skid such that at least one tow fork is able to be positioned between the top deck and the bottom skid. The shipping pallet also includes a plurality of collars formed as part of the top deck, and the posts are integrally formed as part of the bottom skid. Each of the plurality of posts is received into and connected to a respective one of the plurality of collars. There is also a plurality of reinforcements, and each of the reinforcements is disposed within and surrounded by a post. Each post and reinforcement is received into one of the collars, and the post is connected to the collar through a connection point, such as an adhesive joint or thermoplastic weld.



Variable force spring tapes and method of manufacture

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A spring tape suitable for use in spring motor applications where reactive torque varies with rotational deflection. An elongate elastic element is advanced lengthwise and is laser cut into longitudinally complementary shapes which are separated and subsequently pre-stressed into rolls which are cut to length for assembly into a spring motor.



High thermal conductivity disk brakes

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An automotive disk brake assembly installed in an automobile having a wheel. The assembly includes a floating caliper supporting inner and outer brake pads and a brake rotor having a disk, a hat, wherein the hat is bolted to the wheel. A hydraulic cylinder pushes the inner brake pads into the disk surface, thereby causing the floating caliper to move so as to bring the outer brake pad into contact with the disk surfaces. Finally, the rotor is made of a material having a thickness and a coefficient of thermal expansion and conductivity, such that a complete 100 kilometer per hour, 0.9 gross vehicle weight braking causes the disk to expand in thickness by at least 0.10 mm and to cool to shrink in thickness, from its expanded thickness, by at least 0.05 mm within 60 seconds of cessation of braking, in an ambient temperature of less than 30° C.



Method for the production of a tubular body, and control arm produced by this method

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a method of making a tubular body, material is pressed through a die of a forming tool into a first mold cavity disposed in downstream relationship to the die to produce a first end piece. A mandrel is then moved in a direction of the die to thereby displace the mold cavity in the same direction and to extrude a tubular center piece to adjoin the first end piece. The mandrel is then replaced by a mold having a second mold cavity to mold a second end piece to adjoin the center piece.



Printhead with nanotips for nanoscale printing and manufacturing

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A nanoprinthead including an array of nanotip cantilevers, where each nanotip cantilever includes a nanotip at an end of a cantilever, and a method for forming the nanoprinthead. Each nanotip may be individually addressable through use of an array of piezoelectric actuators. Embodiments for forming a nanoprinthead including an array of nanotip cantilevers can include an etching process from a material such as a silicon wafer, or the formation of a metal or dielectric nanotip cantilever over a substrate. The nanoprinthead may operate to provide uses for technologies such as dip-pen nanolithography, nanomachining, and nanoscratching, among others.



Inkjet printing head manufacture method, printing element substrate, and inkjet printing head

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A manufacture method can form an inkjet printing head by which a plurality of ejection openings have a uniform shape. Heaters adjacent to one another have thereamong a common conductive line commonly connected to these heaters or a dummy conductive line not involved in the energization of the heaters.



Method of separating heat exchanger tubes and an apparatus for same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus of producing tubes for use in a heat exchanger, in which a tube is moved along a production line in a direction, predetermined breaking points are created in the tube, and in which the tube is severed at the predetermined breaking points to form individual tubes with a tearing-off device having a first clamp and a second clamp. The first clamp can be reciprocated along the direction, and the tube can be moved substantially continuously along the production line in the direction through the tearing-off device. Also, the second clamp can be reciprocated along the direction substantially simultaneously with the first clamp.



Multilayer printed wiring board and method for manufacturing multilayer printed wiring board

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multilayer printed wiring board including a first interlayer resin insulation layer, a first conductive circuit formed on the first interlayer resin insulation layer, a second interlayer resin insulation layer formed on the first interlayer resin insulation layer and the first conductive circuit and having an opening portion exposing a portion of the first conductive circuit, a second conductive circuit formed on the second interlayer resin insulation layer, a via conductor formed in the opening portion of the second interlayer resin insulation layer and connecting the first conductive circuit and the second conductive circuit, and a coating layer having a metal layer and a coating film and formed between the first conductive circuit and the second interlayer resin insulation layer. The metal layer is formed on the surface of the first conductive circuit and the coating film is formed on the metal layer.



Manufacturing system

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention is directed to a manufacturing system comprising a plurality of work stations having one or more tools for processing a work item, at least one carrier for moving a work item among the plurality of work stations, and a platform for connecting the plurality of work stations. In a further embodiment, at least one of the plurality of work stations is not on a line with the other work stations and may include a lift machine for raising and/or lowering the at least one carrier and the work item. The platform also may preferably comprise at least one rotator for changing the direction of movement of the at least one carrier on the platform. The system also may preferably comprise at least one conveyer for transporting the at least one carrier to the platform.



Non-uniform vacuum profile die attach tip

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A tool is disclosed for separating a semiconductor die from a tape to which the die is affixed during the wafer dicing process. The tool includes a pick-up arm for positioning a vacuum tip over a semiconductor die to be removed. The vacuum tip includes a non-uniform array of vacuum holes to grip the semiconductor wafer.



Thickness shear mode resonator sensors and methods of forming a plurality of resonator sensors

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Arrays of resonator sensors include an active wafer array comprising a plurality of active wafers, a first end cap array coupled to a first side of the active wafer array, and a second end cap array coupled to a second side of the active wafer array. Thickness shear mode resonator sensors may include an active wafer coupled to a first end cap and a second end cap. Methods of forming a plurality of resonator sensors include forming a plurality of active wafer locations and separating the active wafer locations to form a plurality of discrete resonator sensors. Thickness shear mode resonator sensors may be produced by such methods.



Device for holding disk-shaped articles and method thereof

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device for holding disk-shaped articles and a method thereof are provided. The device comprises a rotatable chuck body and at least two groups of clamping elements arranged at the edge of the chuck body. Each of the clamping elements is mounted to a pivot with the chuck body respectively by means of the rotation of the clamping element with respect to the chuck body. A radial compression spring is connected between the bottom of the clamping element and the chuck body to provide a clamping force for the clamping element. The clamping elements in the same group are provided with magnets with the same polarity, while the clamping elements in different groups are provided with magnets with the opposite polarity. Two sets of electromagnets are arranged on the chuck body and spaced apart evenly.



Furniture assembly modules

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A set of furniture assembly modules adapted to hold members of a piece of furniture together in a preassembled position prior to or during final assembly. The set of furniture assembly modules comprising at least one corner module having a face member and at least two side wall members extending perpendicularly from the face member in the same direction, wherein the face member of the corner module is formed having an L-shape, and at least one intermediate module having a face member and at least three side wall members extending perpendicularly from the face member in the same direction, wherein the face member of the intermediate module is formed having a T-shape, such that a user can incorporate any necessary number of corner and intermediate modules required to hold the piece of furniture together in the pre assembled position prior to or during final assembly.



Stent with radiopaque markers

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.



Fluid connector with a hose cutting clip

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electrically conductive hose cutting clip has at least one end tab that is shaped to provide a cutting edge for penetration of the inner layer(s) of a multiple layer fluid conveyance hose when it is clipped onto a fluid connector and the hose is installed on the fluid connector by forcing it onto the connector. The cutting action by the cutting clip provides for a relatively low resistance electrical connection between an electrically conductive layer of the hose and the fluid connector. This can be used to provide a signal path from a sensing element on or in the hose to a system electronic component.



Pipe coupling and method of forming the same

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A sealing and restraint mechanism operable to couple pipes having a restraint mechanism with a cavity formed in an interior region, and a gripping insert operable to be received within the cavity. The cavity of the restraint mechanism is at least partially defined by a stop and a shoulder. The gripping insert is operable to slide along the cavity and between the stop and the shoulder of the restraint mechanism such that, when the gripping insert slides toward the stop, the gripping insert is biased toward one of the pipes by the restraint mechanism.



High-speed loading/unloading of objects

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to methods and an apparatuses for loading and unloading objects into/from corresponding cavities in holders at a high count rate. For loading, a plurality of objects are present on an object path which mutually converges with a holder path. For unloading, the object path mutually diverges from the holder path. Integration of this method and apparatus respectively into a method of manufacturing unleaky containers and a corresponding apparatus for leak testing containers is also proposed.



Forming components made of cast materials

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Method for non-destructively forming a component made of cast material beyond the quasistatic elongation at break, wherein the component is formed by means of electromagnetic high-speed forming (EMF) method.



Device for securing trim to a seat

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A seat assembly machine includes a plurality of grippers useful for securing a piece of trim to a seat cushion. In a disclosed example, each gripper includes a plurality of prongs that are moved between neutral, closed and released positions that each facilitate a different portion of the assembly process. In one example, each gripper includes a sleeve within which the prongs are moveable so that the prongs are manipulated between the neutral, closed and released positions. A disclosed example sleeve includes an interior channel having a contour that manipulates the prongs between the different positions based on the location of the prongs within the sleeve.



Unloading apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus for unloading a stuffing box is formed from a resiliently deformable material. It features a base and a plurality of elongate finger elements. The finger elements are supported about the periphery of the base, and define outer boundaries of a hollow interior region. Each finger element supports an externally projecting lip. In the relaxed position of the apparatus, the lips project outside the cross-sectional profile of the base. In a compressed configuration, the lips are fully contained within the base's cross-sectional profile. When the apparatus is inserted into a stuffing box loaded with coaxially aligned annular packing elements, it assumes a compressed configuration until the lips clear the lowermost packing element to be removed. The apparatus then assumes a relaxed position with the lips engaging the underside of the lowermost packing element. The apparatus and the engaged packing elements are then withdrawn from the stuffing box.



System and method for lifting a casing section

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A system for lifting a first casing section relative to a second casing section is disclosed. The system may generally include a guide member configured to be coupled to the second casing section so as to generally extend lengthwise in a lift direction of the first casing section and a sleeve member configured to be coupled to the first casing section. The sleeve member may be movably disposed on the guide member such that the sleeve member is displaced along a length of the guide member as the first casing section is lifted in the lift direction.



Vehicle seat assembly having a hardness gradient via surface intrusions and/or protrusions

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method of making a vehicle seat assembly comprising providing a cushion having an “A” surface, a “B” surface, a central portion, and two bolster areas, with each bolster area being adjacent the central portion, the cushion having a plurality of intrusions extending from the “A” surface towards the “B” surface to form a hardness gradient between at least one of the bolster areas and the central portion of between 8% to 25%, securing the cushion to a frame, and covering cushion with a trim member.



Composite barrier-type Nb3AI superconducting multifilament wire material

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A composite barrier-type Nb3Al superconducting multifilament wire material comprises Nb barrier filaments, Ta barrier filaments, Nb bulk dummy filaments, and a Nb or Ta covering. In the composite barrier-type Nb3Al superconducting multifilament wire material, the Nb barrier filaments and Ta barrier filaments are disposed in the wire material so that the Nb barrier filaments are concentrated in a filament region near a core formed from the Nb bulk dummy filaments and only the Ta barrier filaments are disposed or the Nb barrier filaments are dispersed in the Ta barrier filaments in an outer layer portion formed from a region outside the Nb barrier filaments, excluding the Nb or Ta covering.



Garnish double ring for speaker seal

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An adaptive speaker panel is provided. The speaker panel can have a speaker opening and a pair of concentric sealing ribs proximate to the speaker opening, the pair of sealing ribs having a first sealing rib and a second sealing rib towards a center of the speaker opening from the first sealing rib. The first sealing rib is first sealing rib dimensioned to seal against a first speaker basket and the second sealing rib dimensioned to seal against a second speaker basket that is smaller than the first speaker basket. Also, the first sealing rib and the second sealing rib are operatively arranged such that without modification to the speaker panel the first speaker basket or the second speaker basket can be attached to and sealed against the panel.



Heat sink thermal press for phase change heat sink material

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods of and apparatuses for electronic board assembly are provided. The apparatus can comprises one or more thermal heads controlled by a programmable logic controller. A user is able to enter the controlling parameters into the programmable logic controller through an human operator interface. The thermal heads are able to be connected with one or more pneumatic solenoid to make the thermal heads moving vertically until the thermal head in contact with the heat sink. The thermal head is able to provide a temperature, at or above the operating temperature of the thermal pad, capable of making the phase change thermal interface material to bond the heat sink and the electronic boards.



Circuit protective device and method for manufacturing the same

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A circuit protecting element includes insulating substrate (11), a pair of surface electrodes (12) provided to both ends of a top face of insulating substrate (11), element (13) bridging the pair of surface electrodes (12) and electrically connected to the pair of surface electrodes (12), base layer (14) formed between element (13) and insulating substrate (11), and insulating layer (15) covering element (13). Base layer (14) is formed of a mixture of diatom earth and silicone resin. The structure discussed above allows stabilizing the blowout characteristics of the circuit protecting element.



Magnetic device having integrated current sensing element and methods of assembling same

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A magnetic device is provided. The magnetic device includes a magnetic core and a conductive winding inductively coupled to the magnetic core. The conductive winding includes a first terminal segment, a second terminal segment, and an inductive segment electrically coupled in series therebetween. The first terminal segment includes a current sensing element.



Commutator having a plurality of commutator segments and method for making the same

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A commutator has a plurality of commutator segments fixed to an insulating support member. The commutator segments are formed by cold or hot forming a copper billet cut from a length of copper wire. Each billet has a volume approximately equal to the volume of one commutator segment. Each commutator segment has a main body and an anchor integrally formed with the main body. The commutator segments are spaced about a circle and then an insulating support member is molded to the commutator segments to fix the commutator segments to the support member.



Compressed motor winding

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In one possible implementation, a method for forming a motor winding is provided which includes compressing a Litz wire to form a compacted Litz wire and forming the winding with the compacted Litz wire. In one possible embodiment, a motor winding is provided that has a high density multi-conductor wire bundle comprises of compacted Litz wire.



Coil for an electric machine and method for producing a coil

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a coil (1), in particular for an electric machine, in particular a transformator or an electromechanical converter, in particular an electric motor, for guiding an electric current for producing a magnetic field. Said coil consists of individual windings (2) that are essentially embodied as a flat body thus obtaining a tightly packed structure when the windings (2) are superimposed, and respectively, each winding (2) comprises at least one circulating conductor path with the exception of at least one electric interruption on one side. Said conductor path of a winding (2) comprises, on one point, an electroconductive connection with a conductor path of an adjacent winding (2). The windings (2) are incidentally, essentially electrically isolated to each other.



Control module with redundant switches

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A control module includes a housing, a continuous cover supported by the housing, and a plurality of switches positioned within the housing in selective mechanical engagement with the continuous cover. Each of the plurality of switches is electrically configured to be capable of independently triggering a particular function when the continuous cover is moved relative to the housing.