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Peter C Lord, William P Van Antwerp, John J Mastrototaro, Paul S Cheney II, Nannette M Schnabel: Flex circuit connector. Minimed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, January 9, 1996: US05482473 (568 worldwide citation)

A connector is provided for electrical connection to a flex circuit in a hermetically sealed manner. The flex circuit comprises thin film conductors encased between layers of insulative material, and including a proximal end with conductive contact pads exposed through one of the insulative layers. ...


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Michael Sciarra: In-canal hearing aid. Curtis Morris & Safford, September 3, 1985: US04539440 (85 worldwide citation)

An in-canal hearing aid is inserted and worn within the auditory canal of a hard-of-hearing wearer. This hearing aid has a generally-cylindrical body with a resilient stretchable outer layer and an adjustably expandable member therewithin for changing the diameter of the generally cylindrical body w ...


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Jon M Huppenthal, Steven E Garcia, James A Harden Jr, Catherine A Herzog: High density, high bandwidth, coaxial cable, flexible circuit and circuit board connection assembly. Cray Computer Corporation, Holland & Hart, April 23, 1996: US05509827 (30 worldwide citation)

A connection assembly includes a coaxial cable to microstrip flexible circuit connector and a mating microstrip flex circuit to electronic circuit connector. The coaxial cable to microstrip flex circuit connector comprises a portion which is mechanically attached to the coaxial cable and a portion w ...


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Joseph S Cachina: Circuit connector with multiple contacts and built in strain relief. North American Specialties Corporation, Darby & Darby, October 19, 1999: US05967833 (30 worldwide citation)

A circuit board connector (10), such as for a flex circuit (20), which provides a solid and reliable contact termination between a flex circuit (20) and a connector. The flex circuit connector (10) includes multiple contact points (24, 26) for contacting each lead or trace on the flex circuit (20). ...


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Andrew S Klassen, Kenneth Allen: Methods for assembling a disk drive using robotic end effector. Western Digital Technologies, Stuart B Chinn Esq, Seed IP Law Group, February 17, 2009: US07490398 (26 worldwide citation)

A robotic tool for assembling a portion of a disk drive includes a movable end effector that includes a first portion and a second portion that is movable relative to the first portion. The first portion may be configured to engage the actuator assembly and the second portion may be configured to en ...


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Ronald N Garner: Flex circuit connector assembly and method for manufacturing the same. The Foxboro Company, Michael L Sheldon, Jules Jay Morris, August 20, 1991: US05040997 (17 worldwide citation)

A flex circuit connector assembly of the present invention includes folding one end of a flex circuit having contact pads to form a male contact portion. The male contact portion is then inserted into a female socket of an edge connector for electrically interconnecting the contact pads of the flex ...


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Andrew S Klassen, Kenneth E Allen: System for assembling a disk drive using a robotic end effector. Western Digital Technologies, August 2, 2011: US07987585 (16 worldwide citation)

A robotic tool for assembling a portion of a disk drive includes a movable end effector that includes a first portion and a second portion that is movable relative to the first portion. The first portion may be configured to engage the actuator assembly and the second portion may be configured to en ...


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Yoky Matsuoka, Rangoli Sharan, Michael Anthony Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers: Inhibiting deleterious control coupling in an enclosure having multiple HVAC regions. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 26, 2017: US09851728 (10 worldwide citation)

The current application is related to environmental-conditioning systems controlled by intelligent controllers and, in particular, to an intelligent-thermostat-controlled HVAC system that detects and ameliorates control coupling between intelligent thermostats. Control coupling can lead to inefficie ...


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Shridhar Mubaraq Mishra, Arjuna Sivasithambaresan: Systems, methods, and devices for managing coexistence of multiple transceiver devices using control signals. GOOGLE, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, June 13, 2017: US09679454 (3 worldwide citation)

A camera device communicates using a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive, over a first communication protocols, signals for configuring the camera device. Furthermore, the camera device communicates with one or more smart home devices using a second transceiver configured to transmi ...


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Matthew Ryan Schmitt, Linda Ellen Shields, Randall R Henry, Sandeep Patel, Mailoan Tran: Rigid-flex circuit connector. TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, March 7, 2017: US09590338 (3 worldwide citation)

A rigid-flex circuit connector is provided that includes a layered circuit board and an array of electrical contacts. The layered circuit board has a rigid board stacked above a flex board. The rigid board includes at least one rigid substrate and a rigid board circuit. The rigid board circuit inclu ...