Patents Assigned to Molex Incorporated
  • Publication number: 20160363298
    Abstract: A LED system is disclosed that includes a fixture with a module mounted in the fixture. The fixture includes a bottom wall with a socket. The module mounts in the socket and is biased into a mated condition with two magnets. The socket includes pads that are engaged by terminals that are supported by the module. A power supply can be mounted on a back side of the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Megan E. SERWACKI, Gregory KUCHURIS, Daniel B. McGOWAN, Timothy CANZANO, Christopher BLOUNT, Victor ZADEREJ
  • Publication number: 20160146444
    Abstract: A holder is provided to hold an LED array and the holder includes an LED aperture. The holder includes terminals that are stitched into the holder. The terminals can be heat staked to the holder. The holder can include a mating area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gregory P. Meyer, Michael C. Picini
  • Publication number: 20160105991
    Abstract: A thermal interposer for use in providing a mating interface between a heat sink and an electronic module includes an elongated body portion having two opposing surfaces. On one surface, a plurality of press-fit pegs are defined that extend upwardly and outwardly away from the interposer body portion. On the other, opposing surface, a plurality of contact arms are defined that extend, in cantilevered fashion, downwardly and away from the interposer body portion. The press-fit pins are configured to enter grooves formed in a heat sink in a manner to form intimate, metal to metal, contact while the contact arms are configured to contact the top surface of an electronic module with reliable normal force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher D. Wanha
  • Publication number: 20160106001
    Abstract: A ganged shielding cage with improved heat transfer capabilities is disclosed. The cage has a plurality of module-receiving openings, or bays arranged in serial, widthwise order. Each such opening is separated from an adjacent opening by an intervening wall that defines, at least partially, a continuous passage, extending lengthwise and communicating with the front and rear portions of the cage. This passage permits air flow to occur between adjacent openings of the cages and between adjacent modules held thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher D. Wanha
  • Publication number: 20160043509
    Abstract: A high speed connector assembly includes two interengaging connector halves each held in respective first and second interengaging connector housings. Each of the connector halves includes a plurality of conductive contacts arranged in at least two linear arrangements and at least partially surrounded by a conductive grounding shield. The connector housings are cylindrical and engage each other in a circular fashion, while the connectors engage each other in a linear, axial fashion. The connector housings provide a sealed environment for the connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Reeves, Rick Vandermolen
  • Publication number: 20160036143
    Abstract: A card holding member is able to hold a card 101 with terminal members and able to be inserted into a card connector. Here, the card holding member includes a frame portion 161 facing a side surface 112 of the card 101, and a movable lock portion provided on the frame portion 161 which is able to engage and disengage a lock portion of the card connector. The movable lock portion is disengaged from the lock portion by an auxiliary portion which activates the ejection mechanism for ejecting the card holding member from the card connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Nobumasa MOTOHASHI, Akihiro SHIMOTSU, Nobuki UKITA
  • Publication number: 20150380845
    Abstract: A connector comprises a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a first connector main body and a plurality of first terminals mounted side by side in the longitudinal direction of the first connector main body on both sides in the transverse direction of the first connector main body. The second connector includes a second connector main body for mating with the first connector main body and a plurality of second terminals mounted side by side in the longitudinal direction of the second connector main body on both sides in the transverse direction of the second connector main body. Each first terminal includes a first contact portion and a second contact portion facing each other. The first contact portion and the second contact portion overlap the corresponding second terminal. The amount of overlap is greater than the amount of clearance in the transverse direction of the first connector main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Satoshi GOTO, Ryotaro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20150373795
    Abstract: An LED module can be powered by two conductors and the LED module includes a constant current driver. The constant current driver is configured to provide a predetermined current so long as the input voltage provided on the two conductors exceeds a predetermined level. The constant current driver powers an LED string supported by the LED module and can adjust the current to the LED string based on an input signal. A conversion circuit converts the input voltage to an input signal and provides that input signal to the constant current driver so that dimming can be provided while only using two conductors to provide power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher Blount
  • Publication number: 20150362682
    Abstract: An optical fiber interconnect assembly includes a first housing component with deflectable locking arms having a locking section and an engagement section. The locking arms are movable between a first locked position and a second unlocked position. A second housing component is operatively slidable relative to the first housing component between a locking position and an unlocking position. An engagement section moves the locking arm to its second unlocked position upon movement of the second housing component to its second unlocking position. A ferrule is movably mounted between the first housing component and the second housing component. At least one biasing member biases the ferrule for movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Randall WALDRON, Thomas D. SCHILTZ
  • Publication number: 20150366109
    Abstract: A shielding cage is disclosed that has an EMI gasket integrally formed on its exterior. In order to prevent the over-insertion of the cage into a faceplate opening, a plurality of stop members are formed integrally with the cage walls and comprise angled tabs that are bent outwardly away from the cage walls at an angle of between about 30 and 90. The stop members are flanked by a pair of EMI gasket spring fingers and are positioned so that they are located above the centers of modules inserted into module-receiving bays of the shielding cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael K. McKervey
  • Publication number: 20150364865
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided having an insulative housing, a conductive shield and a pair of latching members. Each latching member has free ends with engagement teeth formed thereon which are separated by an intervening engagement notch. The sidewalls of the engagement notch are flat and define hard stop surfaces in opposing directions for engagement by each latching member with an opposing board connector. The free ends further include ramped surfaces leading to the engagement notch to form cam surfaces that depress each latching member when the cable connector is mated to a board connector. Each latching members may also include locating tabs captured in vertical movement by the cable connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven George Sutter, Darian SCHULZ, Kent E. REGNIER
  • Publication number: 20150357761
    Abstract: A cable bypass assembly is disclosed for use in providing a high speed transmission line for connecting a chip, processor or circuitry mounted on a circuit board to other similar components. The bypass cable assembly has a structure that maintains the geometry of the cable in place from the chip to the connector and then through the connector. The connector includes a plurality of conductive terminals and shield members arranged within an insulative support frame in a manner that approximates the structure of the cable so that the impedance and other electrical characteristics of the cable may be maintained as best is possible through the cable termination and the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher D. WANHA, Brian Keith LLOYD, Ebrahim ABUNASRAH, Rehan KHAN, Javier RESENDEZ, Michael ROST
  • Publication number: 20150339763
    Abstract: A method of displaying information in an easy to understand and use method is disclosed. Groups of product can be displayed on a screen of a mobile device. Selection of a group allows a family of products within the group to be displayed in a perspective view. Selection of a family allows for additional details regarding the family to be displayed. The active family, prior to selection, can be highlighted and can be changed by swiping the screen with a finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason STIPANUK, Meni BOUGIOTOPOULOS
  • Publication number: 20150342085
    Abstract: An improved shielding cage assembly that utilizes air guides is disclosed. The shielding cage has a hollow interior configured to receive an electronic module therein which generates heat during operation. An air guide member is provided that defines an entry for surrounding air to enter the shielding cage interior and circulate around the electronic module. A thermal transfer member is provided that defines at least one exit passage for the air in the interior of the shielding cage to exit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael K. MCKERVEY, Michael A. JOHNSTON, Eran J. JONES
  • Publication number: 20150338081
    Abstract: An LED assembly is disclosed that comprises a based formed around terminals and a substrate. An LED array is positioned on the substrate in a recess. The LED array is electrically coupled to the terminals, which may be part of a connector formed in the base. An emission disk can be positioned over the LED array. If desired, circuitry can be supplied on the base that helps control or condition the supplied power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Victor Zaderej, Michael C. Picini
  • Publication number: 20150333460
    Abstract: A connector system is disclosed that can support high data rates over a connector with terminals on a 0.5 mm pitch. A plug connector can include a termination module that has a paddle card and a plug module that includes rows of terminals. The termination module and the plug module can be aligned via the row of terminals and pads on the paddle card. A receptacle connector includes two rows of terminals that are provided on opposite sides of a tongue. The tongue includes impedance notches aligned with terminals arranged as differential pairs. Ground terminals extend past the differential pairs and along the impedance notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kent E. REGNIER, Steven George SUTTER, Darian SCHULZ
  • Publication number: 20150318631
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a connector for contacting a flexible cable with a printed circuit board (hereinafter “PCB”) that enables the connector to contact the flexible cable directly to the PCB without using a terminal as a medium. The connector includes a housing that is fixed to a PCB and forms an insertion space between it and the PCB, whereinto a flexible cable is inserted; and an actuator mounted rotatably on the housing that pushes downward on the top of the flexible cable inserted into the insertion space so as to put the conductor part of the flexible cable in direct contact with the conductor part of the top of the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Suk Min KIM, Kwan Yeong HWANG
  • Patent number: D745210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel Mcgowan, Timothy Canzano
  • Patent number: D745211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel Mcgowan, Timothy Canzano
  • Patent number: D747540
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Megan Serwacki, Victor Zaderej, Michael Picini, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel Mcgowan, Timothy Canzano