Patents Assigned to TE Connectivity Corporation
  • Patent number: 10939594
    Abstract: A receptacle cage includes cage walls extending between a front end and a rear end including a top wall and side walls forming a module channel receiving a pluggable module. The receptacle cage includes a gasket at the front end having EMI springs electrically connected to the cage walls. Each EMI spring has a deflectable portion between a base and a distal end. The distal end is split with a first end beam and a second end beam at the distal end separated by a gap. The deflectable portion is spaced apart from the cage wall and is deflectable toward the cage wall. Each EMI spring has first and second side edges between the base and the distal end. The EMI springs are arranged side-by-side without gaps between adjacent EMI springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard James Long, Alex Michael Sharf, Steven David Dunwoody
  • Patent number: 10939576
    Abstract: A power connector includes a housing holding first and second power contacts. The housing has first and second rails defining a slot receiving a power rail. The housing has an upper contact channel in an upper wall and a lower contact channel in a lower wall receiving the power contacts. The power contacts each have a base and deflectable spring beams extending into the slot and being exposed at the slot for slidable electrical connection to a first power rail contact of the power rail on an upper surface the power rail and a second power rail contact of the power rail on a lower surface the power rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael James Horning
  • Patent number: 10933675
    Abstract: A method of producing a solderable aluminum contact comprises formulating an ink, applying the ink to an aluminum substrate to form an ink layer on a surface of the aluminum substrate, and melting the ink layer. The ink includes a solderable element that is conductive. The melting of the ink layer forms an alloy on the surface of the aluminum substrate including the solderable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Corporation, TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shallu Soneja, Gokce Gulsoy, Yiliang Wu, Xiao Zhou, Helge Schmidt, Soenke Sachs, Felix Greiner
  • Patent number: 10933460
    Abstract: A wire processing apparatus comprises a frame, a clamping device mounted on the frame and adapted to clamp a wire to be processed, and a straightening and cutting device mounted on the frame. The straightening and cutting device is adapted to press a conductor of the wire into a straight shape and cut the conductor to a predetermined length after pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Measurement Specialties (Chengdu) Ltd, Shenzhen AMI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Lan Gong, Qian Ying, Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Yun Liu, Qinglong Zeng, Yong Yan, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10938139
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, electrical signal contacts, and biasing elements. The signal contacts are terminated to one or more electrical cables. The signal contacts are held by one or more contact units within the housing. The signal contacts are movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position. The retracted position is disposed closer to a back end of the housing than the extended position. The biasing elements are configured to bias the signal contacts toward the extended position. The signal contacts are pins with an end face at a distal end of each respective pin. The end faces of the signal contacts are configured to abut against end faces of corresponding mating signal contacts of a mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Publication number: 20210055358
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable testing system includes a first connector including a row of first contacts electrically contacting first ends of a row of wires of a flexible flat cable, a second connector including a row of second contacts electrically contacting second ends of the row of wires, a short circuit test unit including output ports electrically connected to the row of first contacts and input ports electrically connected to the row of second contacts, a potential reader reading a potential level of each of the input ports, and a judgment unit determining whether or not a quality of the flexible flat cable is qualified according to the potential level of each of the input ports. The judgment unit determines that the quality of the flexible flat cable is qualified if the potential level of each of the input ports is equal to a high level output by each of the output ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Zhonghau Xu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Yingcong Deng, Zongjie Tao
  • Patent number: 10931064
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having contact channels. The housing has a mounting end configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The electrical connector includes signal contacts received in corresponding contact channels. The signal contacts have mating ends and terminating ends configured to be terminated to the circuit board. Each terminating end has a shoulder, a neck extending from the shoulder and a pin extending from the neck. The neck is narrower than the complaint pin and the shoulder. The electrical connector includes conformal pin organizers coupled to the mounting end of the housing. Each conformal pin organizer has a signal opening receiving the terminating end of the corresponding signal contact. The conformal pin organizer has opening edges extending along the signal opening. The conformal pin organizers are positioned along the terminating ends such that the opening edges engage the necks of the corresponding terminating ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham Harry Smith, Jr., Charles Raymond Gingrich, III
  • Patent number: 10931016
    Abstract: Three-dimensional inverted-F antenna (3D-IFA) includes a coupling section that is configured to electrically connect to a ground plane through a short point and electrically connect to a communication line through a feed point. The coupling section extends along a section plane that intersects the short point and the feed point. The coupling section extends away from the short and feed points along the Z-axis. The 3D-IFA element also includes an antenna arm that extends lengthwise from the coupling section along an XY plane. The antenna arm follows an arm path along the XY plane as the antenna arm extends from the coupling section to a distal edge of the antenna arm. The arm path is non-linear along the XY plane, wherein at least a portion of the arm path extends away from the section plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Xing Yun
  • Publication number: 20210051824
    Abstract: A shielding housing includes a receptacle configured to receive an electrical connector assembly including an electrical connector and a mating connector connected to the electrical connector. The receptacle is formed as a straight passage with an opening at each end of the straight passage. Either end of the straight passage receives one of the electrical connector and the mating connector along a mating axis coaxial with the straight passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Belgium BVBA, Tyco Electronics Svenska AB, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Lieven DECROCK, Rickard Valentin BARREFELT, Dustin ROWE, Yublia MAY, Kylie Elizabeth HOSTRANDER, Richard James LONG, Julia Anne LACHMAN, Jacob RITA, Charles Jameson VALENTINE, Magnus ANDERSSON
  • Patent number: 10925150
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a substrate having a plurality of stacked circuit board layers. The substrate has a top surface and a bottom surface. The printed circuit board includes a signal contact on the substrate. The signal contact has a signal via and a signal trace extending from the signal via. The signal via extends between the top surface and the bottom surface along a via axis. The printed circuit board includes an anti-pad around the signal via extending through the substrate along the via axis. The anti-pad extends between the top surface and the bottom surface. The anti-pad has a first width at the top surface and the lower anti-pad has a second width at the bottom surface different than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bin Lin, Bernard Wilhelm Vetten, Eric DiBiaso
  • Patent number: 10923856
    Abstract: A receptacle connector assembly includes a receptacle cage having first and second side walls extending from a top wall to form a module channel configured to receive a pluggable module. The top wall is non-planar and has a shroud extending therefrom forming a cage polarization feature. The shroud has a first shroud side wall, a second shroud side wall and a shroud top wall forming a polarization feature channel configured to receive a polarization feature of the pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Michael Sharf, Richard James Long, Steven David Dunwoody
  • Patent number: 10923909
    Abstract: A bidirectional switch and a method of the bidirectional switch including, a first enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (n-MOSFET) and a second n-MOSFET electrically connected in a common source configuration. The emitter of an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is further electrically connected to the common sources of the n-MOSFET. A control board regulates a first operation of the IGBT and an operation of the first field effect transistor. The control board additionally receives at least one measured characteristic, from a sensor and determines the measured characteristic is below a predetermined threshold. The control board then regulates an operation of the second field effect transistor and a second operation of the IGBT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Mishrikey, Frank Peter Wahl, III
  • Patent number: 10925182
    Abstract: A dual heat transfer assembly includes upper and lower heat transfer elements received in a separator channel of a port separator of a receptacle cage. The upper heat transfer element includes an upper thermal interface extending into an upper module channel to interface with an upper pluggable module. The lower heat transfer element includes a lower thermal interface extending into a lower module channel of the receptacle cage to interface with a lower pluggable module. The heat transfer elements include inner ends located in the separator channel. The heat transfer elements include biasing members engaging the heat transfer elements and biasing the heat transfer elements into thermal engagement with the pluggable modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alex Michael Sharf
  • Patent number: 10921194
    Abstract: A thermal sensing system includes an electrical contact, a sensing element, and a position sensor. The electrical contact includes a shaft that defines a channel. The channel extends into the shaft from an opening along an outer surface of the shaft. The sensing element is disposed at least partially outside of the channel and is operably connected to the channel through the opening. The sensing element is movable relative to the electrical contact based on a temperature change within the channel. The position sensor is spaced apart from the electrical contact and the sensing element. The position sensor is configured to detect a position change of a portion of the sensing element outside of the channel responsive to the temperature change within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Philip Myer, Zachary Wood Lyon, David Bruce Sarraf
  • Publication number: 20210032068
    Abstract: A cable tension control device includes a pair of first active rollers clamping a cable therebetween, a first driver driving the first active rollers, a pair of second active rollers clamping the cable therebetween at an upstream position from the first active rollers, a second driver driving the second active rollers, a floating roller arranged between the first active rollers and the second active rollers and exerting a pushing force on the cable, and an actuator driving the floating roller to move vertically to adjust the pushing force exerted on the cable. A tension force applied on the cable is controlled to be equal to a predetermined tension force by controlling the pushing force and by controlling a speed difference between a first speed at which the first active rollers convey the cable forward and a second speed at which the second active rollers convey the cable forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Zongjie Tao, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Yingcong Deng, Zhonghua Xu
  • Patent number: 10906152
    Abstract: An integrated equipment for processing a plurality of fiber optic ferrules comprises a polishing system, a ferrule cleaning system, a drying system, a wiping system, and a robot system. The polishing system polishes a plurality of front end faces of the plurality of fiber optic ferrules mounted on a carrier. The ferrule cleaning system cleans the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules on the carrier after the fiber optic ferrules have been polished. The drying system dries the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules on the carrier after the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules have been cleaned. The wiping system wipes the front end faces of the fiber optic ferrules on the carrier after the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules have been dried. The robot system transfers the carrier to the polishing system, the ferrule cleaning system, the drying system, and the wiping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity Corporation, Innogetic Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Liming Xin, Lvhai Hu, Yun Liu, Dandan Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lei Zhou, Kok Wai Wong
  • Patent number: 10910748
    Abstract: A cable socket connector assembly for an electronic system includes a socket assembly having a socket substrate including socket substrate conductors. The socket assembly has socket contacts extending between terminating ends and mating ends with the terminating ends terminated to corresponding socket substrate conductors and the mating ends configured to be terminated to corresponding package contacts of an electronic package of the electronic system. The cable socket connector assembly includes a cable assembly terminated to the socket assembly having an array of cables each having a cable conductor terminated to a corresponding socket substrate conductor. The socket contacts and the corresponding socket substrate conductors define electrical paths between the cable conductors of the cables and the package conductors of the electronic package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Michael David Herring
  • Patent number: 10903594
    Abstract: A board-to-board connector assembly includes a connector interposer between first and second connectors each having a connector housing holding contacts and having a card slot for interfacing with a circuit card edge of a corresponding add-in card. The connector housings have board guides configured to engage the add-in cards and guide mating therewith. The connectors have latches configured to latchably engage the add-in cards to secure the connector to the add-in cards. The connector interposer electrically interconnects the first contacts and the second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Matthew Ryan Schmitt, Arash Behziz
  • Publication number: 20200412029
    Abstract: A dispensable grease sealant includes a base component in an amount of 50 wt % or more, based on a total weight of the sealant, and a thickener. The base component is selected from a group including a silicone wax, a liquid rubber, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Soenke Sachs, Ting Gao, Dejie Tao, Helge Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20200412073
    Abstract: High-speed connectors are identically configured each comprising a housing with a first interconnection feature at one location of the housing and a second interconnection feature at another location of the housing with a channel interposed between the first and second interconnection features. The first interconnection feature of the connector is configured to attach with the second interconnection feature of an identical connector and vise versa. The housing channel includes opposed wall sections with shields attached thereto that connect with one another when the connectors are combined. A plurality of electrical terminals is disposed within each housing channel and extend a length from a channel floor to a channel opening. The electrical terminals form an electrical/mechanical contact between interconnecting electrical terminal pairs when the connectors are joined together. In an example, two or more points of electrical/mechanical contact are formed between interconnecting electrical terminal pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller