Patents Assigned to Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
  • Publication number: 20160012931
    Abstract: A conductive particle is disclosed. The conductive particle includes an inner material including a first metal and an outer material surrounding the inner material. The outer material includes a second metal. An intermetallic compound is formed between the inner material and the outer material, the intermetallic compound having features from the inner material and the outer material. The conductive particle has a maximum dimension of less than 200 micrometers and the outer material has an outer material thickness of between 0.2 micrometers and 10 micrometers. The conductive particle is substantially devoid of silver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Jaydip Das, Ting Gao, Kavitha Bharadwaj, Nicola Pugliano, Dominique Freckmann, Helge Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150380145
    Abstract: A switch assembly has two contacts; a switch having an open position in which the contacts are electrically separated from one another; and a switch status detector positioned remotely from the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Harry Koch, Matthias Kroeker, Christian Lindner
  • Publication number: 20150357740
    Abstract: A contact element is disclosed and includes a body of contact material, a mating plug end, a conductor end, and a fold-over layer of the contact material. The mating plug end is positioned at one end of the body, while the conductor end is positioned an opposite end of the body with respect to the mating plug end. The mating plug end includes a conductor-side cross-width less than a plug-side cross-width of the mating plug end. The fold-over layer of the contact material is disposed along at the mating plug end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventors: Reza Hossaini, Matthias Haucke, Markus Ofenloch, Peter Kraemer, Ufuk Tuey, Mohamed Aboulkassem
  • Publication number: 20150333449
    Abstract: A shield for an electrical connector is provided and includes a first member, a second member, a slot, and a bridge. The slot is positioned between the first member and the second member. The bridge extends transverse across the slot and connects the first member with the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH, Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Listing, David James Rhein
  • Patent number: 9184529
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric contact spring having a resilient section, an assembly portion, and a transition portion. The resilient section includes a first resilient portion, a second resilient portion extending from the first resilient portion, and a third resilient portion extending from the second resilient portion. The assembly portion extends from the first resilient portion and includes a catch device. The transition portion extends downward from the assembly portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Ulrich, Volker Seipel
  • Patent number: 9178305
    Abstract: Arrangement for establishing and/or breaking a connection between a plug and a complementary mating plug, wherein a lever which can be pivoted about an axis is arranged on the plug. The connection between the plug and the mating plug can be broken when the lever is pivoted into a disconnection position and/or can be established when the lever is pivoted into a connection position. The plug is, in particular, a switch module, for example a tripping module for a mating plug which is in the form of a circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignees: EATON ELECTRICAL IP GMBH & CO. KG, TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Konietzko, Stephan Stanke, Guenter Baujan, Lothar Winzen, Thomas Freyermuth, Luis Javier Puras Trueba, Rudolf Kraemer, Mohamed Aboulkassem, Bert Bergner, Christian Schrettlinger
  • Publication number: 20150310956
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrical contact element comprises the steps of providing a base material, and applying at least one electrically conductive contact layer to the base material. The contact layer has an outer surface which is elevated by roughness and which is suitable for receiving a lubricant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventor: Helge Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9166328
    Abstract: A connector is provided having an outer housing, an inner housing and a seal. The seal includes a first sealing device that positioned between the outer housing and the inner housing such that a mating connector receiving gap is provided between an inner side of the outer housing and the first sealing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Eckel, Frank Wittrock
  • Patent number: 9166329
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connector (100) for producing a plug-in connection with a mating connector (200). The electrical connector (100) has a housing (110), a seal (160) arranged on the housing (110), and a seal holder (170) arranged on the housing (110) and associated with the seal (160). The seal holder (170) is arranged movably on the housing (110), in order to be moved in the direction of the seal (160) upon the production of the plug-in connection with the mating connector (200) and to be pressed against the seal (160). The invention furthermore relates to a connector system comprising such an electrical connector (100) and a mating connector (200) which can be plugged with the electrical connector (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Eckel, Ulf Hoeppner, Walter Saenger
  • Patent number: 9160104
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connector (1) and a plug-in module system having a first contact casing (10) with a first receptacle (14) and a second contact casing (7) with a second receptacle (8), the first receptacle (14) being designed to receive a socket contact (12) and the second receptacle (8) being designed to receive a plug contact (13), the first receptacle (14) and the second receptacle (8) being formed identically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Neumeuer, Ralf Hecker, Alfons Ketteler, Dieter Lietz
  • Publication number: 20150288102
    Abstract: A plug connector has a housing, a locking spring, and a catch spring. The locking spring is connected to the housing and has a locking position and an open position. The catch spring is connected to the housing, and has a compressed position when the locking spring is in the open position and a rest position only when the locking spring is in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Szelag
  • Publication number: 20150263446
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed having a housing and a splayed member connected to the housing. The housing has two contact receiving passageways spaced a first distance apart from each other, and two contacts, each of which are positioned in one of the contact receiving passageways. The splayed member has a terminating end distal to the contact receiving passageways, a contacting end proximate to the contact receiving passageways, and two opposite dividing surfaces in contact with the contacts. The two opposite dividing surfaces are spaced apart a second distance at the terminating end and taper down to a smaller third distance in a direction towards the contact receiving passageways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Listing, Stefan Siegert
  • Publication number: 20150255892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric contact element that has at least one crimping strap which is configured and arranged to reach around the outer circumference of an electric conductor, at least in sections, at least in a fully crimped state of the contact element. Furthermore, the invention relates to an electric contact arrangement that has at least one electric conductor and at least one contact element that has at least one crimping strap which is crimped, at least in sections, around an outer circumference of the conductor. Finally, the invention relates to a method of producing an electric contact arrangement, at least one crimping strap of a contact element being crimped, at least in sections, around an electric conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Bluemmel, Helge Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150255910
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a connector housing and a contact receiving body. The connector housing has a body receiving space, a body receiving end, a terminating end wall positioned opposite the body receiving end and having an inner surface facing the body receiving space, a body receiving opening positioned on the body receiving end, and a first locking mechanism positioned on the inner surface of the terminating end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Krull, Zoran Stjepanovic, Jurgen Sauer
  • Publication number: 20150255886
    Abstract: An electrical terminal is disclosed having a crimp barrel. The crimp barrel has a base; and opposing side walls extending from the base and each has an opposing end region. The opposing side walls have a conductor receiving region in which the sidewalls have an F-crimp when crimped to stripped conductors of a wire; a wire insulation receiving region for receiving an insulation covered portion of the wire; and a transition region positioned between the conductor receiving region, and the wire insulation receiving region. The opposing end regions in the transition region are overlapped in the circumferential direction when crimped to surround the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicants: TYCO ELECTRONICS FRANCE SAS, TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventors: Helge Schmidt, Alexandre Rosi, Xavier Rouillard, Jean Pierre Picaud, Carlos Salgado, Tehuai Chin, Uwe Bluemmel
  • Patent number: 9130306
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector assembly for an electrical plug-in connector (10), in particular an electrical socket plug-in connector (10) for an igniter of an airbag, with a contact casing (100) in which at least one electrical contact means (50) can be provided, and a contact securing means (200) which has a locking means (210) by means of which the contact means (50) can be locked in the contact casing (100); the contact securing means (200) having a strain-relief means (230) by means of which at least partially a strain relief for an electric line (60) connected to the contact means (50) can be set up on/in the connector assembly (12); and/or the connector assembly (12) having a plug-in-connector securing means (400) which, starting from a pre-latching position (V) on the connector assembly (12), for a final latching position (E) can be brought into engagement with the contact securing means (200) and/or a strain-relief cover (300) of the connector assembly (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriel Hotea, Guenther Mumper, Hartmut Ripper
  • Patent number: 9130295
    Abstract: In an electrical plug connector comprising an insulating contact adapter the contact adapter has a first wing which can be pivoted between an open and a closed position. The contact adapter is designed to enclose a metal contact element between the first wing and a wall of the contact adapter when the first wing is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Lam Nguyen Nhu, Uwe Gassauer, Stefan Konrad Nagel
  • Patent number: 9124029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug type connector, a counter-connector and a plug type connector arrangement. In order to protect a contact position (P) of the plug type connector against undesirable displacement relative to the counter-connector of the plug type connector arrangement, without undesirable forces occurring, there is provision according to the invention for the plug type connector and the counter-connector to have clamping faces which extend transversely relative to a connection direction (V) and which are clamped to each other via a fixing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Jetter, Carsten Buck
  • Patent number: 9119296
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing element (1) for sealing between an electric line (2) and a housing (100). In order to provide a sealing element (1) for a plurality of different line diameters, provision is made according to the invention for the sealing element (1) to have an elastically expandable inner sleeve (5) which has, in an axial direction (X) of the sealing element (1), a passage opening (4) for the line (2) which has at least one inner sealing surface (6a, 6b) extending along its inner periphery (6), an outer sleeve (10) surrounding the inner sleeve (5), which outer sleeve has at least one outer sealing surface (11a, 11b) extending along its outer periphery (11), and comprises at least one compensation section (7a-d) which is designed to be compressible in a radial direction (Y, Z) of the sealing element (1) and has a yieldingness which is greater than the yieldingness of the outer sleeve (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hein, Martin Szelag, Andreas Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20150236434
    Abstract: An electrical contact for an electric connector is disclosed having a looped spring portion. The looped spring portion has a connecting end, a contacting end curved back towards the connecting end, and at least one contacting region positioned on the contacting end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Listing, David James Rhein