US Pat. No. 10,251,295

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. An electronic device comprising:an electronic package; and
a support body that supports the electronic package,
wherein a main body having side surfaces that face each other and metal projections that project from the respective side surfaces are provided in the electronic package,
wherein a mount portion on which the main body is mounted and projection receiving portions that receive the respective metal projections are disposed in the support body,
wherein the metal projections and the support body are clamped by a clip member that comprises an elastic metal plate,
wherein the main body of the electronic package includes a first main body portion and a second main body portion,
wherein the side surfaces include side surfaces of the first main body portion that face each other and side surfaces of the second main body portion that face each other,
wherein the electronic package includes a wiring member that connects the first main body portion and the second main body portion to each other,
wherein the metal projections include metal projections provided in the first main body portion and metal projections provided in the second main body portion, the metal projections of the first main body portion project from the respective side surfaces of the first main body portion, and the metal projections of the second main body portion project from the respective side surfaces of the second main body portion,
wherein the mount portion of the support body includes a first mount region on which the first main body portion is mounted and a second mount region on which the second main body portion is mounted,
wherein the projection receiving portions include first projection receiving portions formed in the support body and second projection receiving portions formed in the support body,
wherein the first projection receiving portions receive the respective metal projections provided in the first main body portion, and the second projection receiving portions receive the respective metal projections provided in the second main body portion,
wherein first pressing portions, second pressing portions, and a connecting portion are provided in the clip member, and
wherein the first pressing portions press the respective metal projections of the first main body portion against the first projection receiving portions, the second pressing portions press the respective metal projections of the second main body portion against the second projection receiving portions, and the connecting portion connects the first pressing portions to each other and the second pressing portions to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,241,137

CURRENT SENSOR HAVING ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD

Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., T...

1. A current sensor, comprising:a current path extending along a first direction and having a first surface extending in the first direction, a current to be measured flowing through the current path;
an electromagnetic shield surrounding the current path and having a width in the first direction between side ends, the electromagnetic shield having open ends in a direction perpendicular to the first direction so as to form an opening therebetween, the opening exposing the first surface of the current path;
a substrate disposed in the opening of the electromagnetic shield and extending along the first direction, the substrate having a lower surface facing the first surface of the current path and an upper surface opposite to the lower surface;
a first magnetic detection unit disposed at a first position on the upper surface of the substrate, the first position being apart from the first surface by a first distance;
a second magnetic detection unit disposed at a second position on the lower surface of the substrate so as to face the first surface of the current path, the second position being apart from the first surface by a second distance smaller than the first distance, wherein the second position is closer, along the first direction, to one of the side ends of the electromagnetic shield than the first position is.

US Pat. No. 10,252,642

INPUT DEVICE HAVING AN OPERATION KNOB

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. An input device comprising:an operation shaft, a tip of the operation shaft being projected to the outside through a shaft insertion hole formed through a case main body, the operation shaft being movable along the case main body; and
an operation knob movably attached to the tip of the operation shaft and driving the operation shaft,
wherein a bearing portion provided inside the operation knob is recess-projection fitted on the operation shaft,
wherein the case main body is provided with an elastic support piece deforming following the movement of the operation knob and elastically supporting the operation knob, and
wherein the elastic support piece is provided such that a proximal end portion is integrally attached to the underside of the case main body, a main body portion has a middle part bent such that the main body portion extends downward from the underside of the case main body and then extends upward toward the underside of the case main body, and a distal end portion projects to the outside through a piece insertion hole formed through the case main body and enters the operation knob.

US Pat. No. 10,254,187

WATERPROOF PRESSURE SENSOR, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SENSOR CONVEYANCE BODY FOR MANUFACTURING WATERPROOF PRESSURE

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. A waterproof pressure sensor comprising:a pressure detection element;
a cavity package having a recess in which the pressure detection element is mounted, and an edge portion surrounding the recess;
a frame attached to the edge portion of the cavity package, the frame having an opening above the recess, and a surface which is more smoothed than a surface of the edge portion;
a contact prevention member attached to the frame, the contact prevention member having a pressure introducing hole provided above the opening, the pressure introducing hole having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the opening; and
a gel agent provided in the recess and the opening,
wherein the gel agent is separated from a lower edge of the pressure introducing hole on the frame side.

US Pat. No. 10,254,313

NONCONTACT VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. A noncontact voltage measurement apparatus for measuring, without being electrically directly connected to a conductive measurement target, an alternating voltage applied to the measurement target, the noncontact voltage measurement apparatus comprising:a sensing electrode to which a first voltage corresponding to the alternating voltage is applied;
a feedback electrode to which a second voltage is applied, the second voltage being an alternating voltage;
a conductive movable body that is movably supported, the movable body being displaced in accordance with a first Coulomb force generated between the movable body and the sensing electrode and a second Coulomb force generated between the movable body and the feedback electrode, the movable body being subject to an elastic force that causes the movable body to return to a predetermined neutral position;
a displacement detection unit that detects a displacement of the movable body with respect to the predetermined neutral position and outputs a detection result corresponding to the displacement;
a voltage applying unit that applies the second voltage to the feedback electrode; and
a control unit that controls the second voltage output from the voltage applying unit such that the detection result approaches a predetermined reference value indicating the neutral position of the movable body.