Patents Assigned to TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
  • Patent number: 12002604
    Abstract: A power cable having a central ground conductor. Phase interweave power conductors are positioned about the central ground conductor. Individual phase interweave power conductors have the same diameter. The individual phase interweave power conductors have a cross sectional area which is optimized. Each of the individual phase interweave power conductors is configured to support 100% cross sectional usage to maximize power carrying capability. The power cable reduces the skin effect of the power cable and the proximity effect of the power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Bruce Raymond Conway
  • Patent number: 12003061
    Abstract: A cable card assembly includes a circuit card having cable conductors at a cable end and cables terminated to the circuit card having signal conductors and ground shields surrounding the corresponding signal conductors to provide electrical shielding for the signal conductors. The signal conductors include exposed portions terminated to corresponding cable conductors. The cable card assembly includes a ground bus electrically connected to the ground shields. The ground bus includes a molded body having tunnels receiving the exposed portions of corresponding signal conductors. The molded body is contoured to control impedance along the exposed portions of the signal conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS GmbH, TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Megha Shanbhag, Ping Wei
  • Patent number: 12003054
    Abstract: A terminal system includes a first terminal assembly, a sleeve disposed around the first terminal assembly, and a second terminal assembly matable with the first terminal assembly along a longitudinal direction. The sleeve is movable with respect to the first terminal assembly from an insertion position to an end position along the longitudinal direction toward the second terminal assembly while the first terminal assembly remains stationary in a mated position with the second terminal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Daniel Stack
  • Publication number: 20240178627
    Abstract: A tool for a connector assembly includes a crimp head having a tool housing and a ram assembly disposed within the tool housing, the ram assembly has a connector ram and a shield ram disposed within the connector ram. The tool includes a driving portion driving movement of the ram assembly with respect to the tool housing from a retracted position to a terminated position along a longitudinal direction. The connector ram and the shield ram are movable together with respect to the tool housing from the retracted position to an intermediate position between the retracted position and the terminated position. The shield ram is movable with respect to the connector ram from the intermediate position to the terminated position of the ram assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Chadwick Alan Kerstetter
  • Publication number: 20240178609
    Abstract: A flat flexible cable (FFC) seal comprises an elastomeric body defining a generally hollow interior space. The body includes a first seal portion surrounding the interior space and comprising an outwardly extending first sealing rib. A cavity is formed into the first seal portion in an axial direction and is sized to receive a portion of a connector component. The body further includes a second seal portion surrounding the interior space and comprising an outwardly extending second sealing rib. The second seal portion extends in the axial direction of the body from an end of the first seal portion. The second seal portion is foldable into the interior space of, and generally under, the first seal portion such that that second sealing rib extends inward into the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Raghunandan Shrikanth Shanbhag
  • Patent number: 11995860
    Abstract: A bubble measurement system includes a bubble detector including a vessel having a flow path configured to receive a flow of fluid including air bubbles from a bubble generator and an imaging system. The imaging system includes an imaging device for imaging the fluid and air bubbles in the flow path of the vessel of the bubble detector. The imaging system has an imaging controller coupled to the imaging device and receiving images from the imaging device. The imaging controller processes the images to measure bubble size of each air bubble passing through the bubble detector. The imaging controller includes a pairing module comparing successive images and the air bubbles in successive images to measure all bubbles flowing through the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Shu Wang, Du Wen, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Jiankun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11993465
    Abstract: A vacuum adsorption module includes a supporting block, a carrier installed and positioned on the supporting block, and a plurality of valves installed on the supporting block. The supporting block has a plurality of air connection holes, each row of air connection holes is connected to a total air path formed in the supporting block via a branch air path formed in the supporting block. The carrier has a plurality of air suction holes corresponding to the air connection holes. The valves control closing and opening of the branch air paths between the plurality of rows of air connection holes and the total air path. An adsorption length of the carrier in a column direction of the array is adjustable to match a length of an article to be adsorbed by the carrier by changing a number of the valves to be closed or opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd., TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH, Measurement Specialties (Chengdu) Ltd., Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingcong Deng, Dandan Zhang, Fengchun Xie, Lvhai Hu, Bo Pang, Haidong Wu, Jianyong Fan, Rong Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu
  • Publication number: 20240170902
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes equipment adapted to produce a flexible ribbon product, a control device adapted to control working parameters of the production equipment, and a signal adjustment device adapted to adjust control signals of the control device online and in real time to adjust the working parameters. The signal adjustment device includes a visual device for capturing online and real-time images of the flexible ribbon product produced by the production equipment, and a computer. The computer includes a calculation module adapted to calculate an offset distance between an insulation film on the produced flexible ribbon product and a forming area online and in real-time based on the captured images, and an adjustment module adapted to adjust the control signals of the control device online and in real-time based on the calculated offset distance until the offset distance is equal to zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Dongguan) Ltd., TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH, Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rong Zhang, Dandan (Emily) Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Senmiao Hu, Jianfeng (Sword) Peng, Xinshen (Sam) Wu
  • Publication number: 20240165825
    Abstract: An elastic clip installation system includes a loading tray on which an elastic clip to be installed is loaded and a pickup device picking up the elastic clip from the loading tray. The pickup device includes a pair of clamping claws and a holding claw. The clamping claws grip the elastic clip from a left side and a right side of the elastic clip. The holding claw holds the elastic clip at a predetermined position on the loading tray to prevent movement of the elastic clip when the elastic clip is gripped by the clamping claws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH, Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Kunshan League Automechanism Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Rong Zhang, Dandan (Emily) Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Lei (Alex) Zhou, Zongjie (Jason) Tao, Xianghao (Jorge) Bao, Yong Wang, Haidong Wu
  • Patent number: 11990698
    Abstract: A conductive terminal for a flat flexible cable comprises a first contact surface, and a second contact surface opposing the first contact surface. The first and second contact surfaces define a space therebetween for receiving a flat flexible cable along a longitudinal direction of the terminal. A structure of protruding elements is defined on the first contact surface and includes a plurality of protruding elements extending from the first contact surface in a direction of the second contact surface. The structure of protruding elements includes at least one protruding element having a first height, and at least one protruding element having a second height, distinct from the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Ryan David Hetrick, John Mark Myer, Marjorie Kay Myers
  • Patent number: 11981515
    Abstract: An image acquisition system comprises an image capture device and a guide mechanism. The image capture device captures an image of at least a part of a surface of an article located on an article placement surface. The guide mechanism is positioned to be separated from the article placement surface. The image capture device is movably mounted on the guide mechanism such that the image capture device is movable along the guide mechanism to adjust a spacing between the image capture device and the surface of the article located on the article placement surface. The image capture device captures the image when the spacing is equal to a predetermined working distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Lei (Alex) Zhou, Dandan (Emily) Zhang, Roberto Francisco-Yi Lu, Rong Zhang, Qing (Carrie) Zhou
  • Patent number: 11978992
    Abstract: A crimp machine is provided and includes an anvil having a lower die having a lower forming surface. The anvil is configured to support a crimp barrel of a terminal that receives a wire. The crimp machine includes a press having an upper die having an upper forming surface. The press is movable relative to the anvil during a crimping process to connect the crimp barrel to the wire. A crimp zone is defined between the upper forming surface and the lower forming surface. The crimp machine includes a vision system positioned to view the crimp zone. The vision system includes an imaging device configured to image the crimp barrel of the terminal and the wire. The vision system operates the imaging device to capture an image prior to the crimping process for performing a validation pre-check prior to the crimping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Solutions Gmbh
    Inventors: Matthew Orlowski, Peter John Borisuk
  • Patent number: 11975622
    Abstract: A charging inlet assembly includes a housing extending between a front and a rear. The housing has a DC section including DC terminal channels that are configured to receive DC terminals. The housing has an AC section including an AC module chamber. The DC section is configured for mating with a DC charging connector at the front. The AC section is configured for mating with an AC charging connector at the front. The charging inlet assembly includes an AC charging module removably received in the AC module chamber. The AC charging module includes an AC insert extending between an insert front and an insert rear. The AC insert includes AC terminal channels between the insert front and the insert rear. The AC charging module include AC terminals received in the AC terminal channels. The AC terminals are terminated to ends of AC cables extending from the insert rear. The AC terminals and the AC cables are removable from the housing with the AC insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Clara Marguerite Rhodes, Hurley Chester Moll, Matthew Bryan Hitchcock, Aaron James de Chazal, Kevin John Peterson
  • Publication number: 20240145960
    Abstract: A substrate assembly includes a first substrate having a first surface and an oppositely facing second surface. Signal pathways are provided on the first surface. The signal pathways extend to first openings which extend inward from an edge of the substrate. First ground pathways are provided on the first surface. Each of the first ground pathways are positioned adjacent at least one of the signal pathways. The first ground pathways extend to second openings which extend inward from the edge of the substrate. Signal contacts are mounted to the first substrate. The signal contacts have first mounting surfaces which provide mechanical and electrical engagement with the first openings. Ground contacts are mounted to the first substrate. The ground contacts have second mounting surfaces which provide mechanical and electrical engagement with the second openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Charles Raymond GINGRICH, III, Keith Edwin MILLER, Scott Eric WALTON, Tim Robert CHEVALIER
  • Publication number: 20240145961
    Abstract: A junction device for flat flexible cables (FFCs) includes a device housing, a power contact, a signal contact assembly, and a data contact assembly. The power contact defines an input power FFC connection, an output power FFC connection, and a breakout power FFC connection, with the input, output and breakout FFC connections being electrically interconnected. The signal contact assembly defines an input signal FFC connection, an output signal FFC connection, and a breakout signal FFC connection. The signal contact assembly is adapted to output a signal to the breakout signal FFC connection indicative of a signal received at the input signal FFC connection. The data contact assembly includes an input data FFC connection, an output data FFC connection, and a breakout data FFC connection. The data contact assembly is adapted to output a data signal received at the input FFC connection from the output FFC connection and the breakout FFC connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Paul D. Roman, JR., Raghunandan Shrikanth Shanbhag, William J. Remaley
  • Publication number: 20240145995
    Abstract: An electrical connector which controls cross talk and signal radiation. The electrical connector includes columns of contacts having signal contacts and ground contacts. Ground shields are positioned between the columns of contacts. The ground shields have planar members with mating ends and mounting ends. The planar members have surfaces which are configured to be electrically coupled to ground members on a mating connector. Voids are provided in the planar members. Mounting members extend from the mounting ends of the planar members. The mounting members are configured to cooperate with the ground contacts provided in the columns of contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Charles Raymond GINGRICH, III, Rutger Wilhelmus SMINK, Jacobus Nicolaas TUIN, Scott Eric WALTON, Keith Edwin MILLER
  • Publication number: 20240147650
    Abstract: A strengthening member for use with a plug-in module assembly includes a planar portion which extends across a width of a portion of a circuit board of the plug-in module assembly. The planar portion has a leading edge which approximately aligns with a leading surface of the circuit board, a trailing edge, and side edges which extend between the leading edge and the trailing edge. First mounting portions extend from the side edges and have first mounting openings. A second mounting portion extends from the trailing edge and has second mounting openings. First mounting hardware is positioned in the first mounting openings. The first mounting hardware cooperates with the first mounting portions and the circuit board. Second mounting hardware is positioned in the second mounting openings. The second mounting hardware cooperates with the second mounting portions, the circuit board and a cover of the plug-in module assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: Kyle Gary ANNIS
  • Publication number: 20240145994
    Abstract: A printed circuit board having signal contact receiving vias positioned in rows and ground contact receiving vias positioned in line with the signal contact receiving vias in the rows. Signal integrity vias are positioned between the signal contact receiving vias, between the ground contact receiving vias, and between respective signal contact receiving vias and respective ground contact receiving vias. The signal integrity vias form a ground fence which reduces cross talk in a foot print of a connector mated with the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Charles Raymond GINGRICH, III, Scott Eric WALTON, Rutger Wilhelmus SMINK
  • Publication number: 20240146003
    Abstract: An electrical connector and a ground system which includes ground contacts and ground shields positioned proximate the ground contacts. The ground contacts have receiving sections, securing sections and mounting sections. The receiving sections have first engagement portions and second engagement portions. The ground shields have a nonplanar configuration, with portions of the ground shields passing between signal contacts. Surfaces of the securing sections of the ground contacts are positioned in mechanical and electrical engagement with surfaces of the ground shields, providing first ground contact areas across which ground currents may flow. The first engagement portions of the ground contacts are provided in electrical and mechanical engagement with the surfaces of the ground shields, providing second ground contact areas across which the ground currents may flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Keith Edwin MILLER, Scott Eric WALTON, Charles Raymond GINGRICH, III, Rodney T. SMITH
  • Publication number: 20240145968
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use in an electrical connector system which controls cross talk and signal radiation. The electrical connector having a plurality of modules with mating ends and mounting ends. Signal contacts have signal mating contact receiving sections proximate the mating ends and signal circuit board mounting sections proximate the mounting ends. The signal contacts are angled relative to a plane of the mounting ends of the modules, wherein the signal mating contact receiving sections are offset from the signal circuit board mounting section. Ground contacts have ground mating contact receiving sections proximate the mating ends and ground circuit board mounting sections proximate the mounting ends. The ground contacts are angled relative to the plane of the mounting ends of the modules, wherein the ground mating contact receiving sections are offset from the ground circuit board mounting sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Charles Raymond GINGRICH, III, Keith Edwin MILLER, Scott Eric WALTON