Patents Examined by Alexander Gilman
  • Patent number: 10855018
    Abstract: A touch-proof contact arrangement includes a pin contact having a pair of sides and a free end and a contact protection formed of an electrically insulating material and covering the sides and the free end of the pin contact. The contact protection has a pair of legs and a connecting section connecting the legs. The sides of the pin contact are received in a pair of lateral recesses of the legs of the contact protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Duenkel, Eike Luellich
  • Patent number: 10855028
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a plug housing having a mating end at a front of the plug housing for mating with a mating connector. The plug housing has an upper wall, an end wall extending from the upper wall, and side walls extending from the upper wall. The plug housing has a mating chamber defined by the upper wall, the end wall and the side walls. The mating chamber is open at the front. The end wall is opposite the front at a rear of the mating chamber. The plug connector includes a circuit card held by the plug housing. The circuit card extends into the mating chamber for mating with the mating connector. The circuit card has plug contacts. The plug connector includes a mating spring coupled to the end wall. The mating spring has a spring arm extending into the mating chamber. The spring arm has a mating interface configured to engage a mating end of the mating connector to bias the end wall away from the mating end of the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips, Tracy Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 10847924
    Abstract: A contact device comprises an outer housing delimiting a first inner space, an inner housing delimiting a second inner space and arranged in the first inner space, a contact element arranged in the second inner space, a first sealing element arranged between the inner housing and the outer housing, and a second sealing element arranged between the contact element and the inner housing. The first sealing element seals the first inner space from an environment of the contact device. The second sealing device seals the second inner space from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Lam Nguyen Nhu, Olivier De Cloet, Christian Schrettlinger, Wolfgang Mueller
  • Patent number: 10847923
    Abstract: An outdoor waterproof power socket is disclosed, comprising a socket assembly and a sealing assembly, wherein the socket assembly includes a case, in which one side of the case is openly configured with a plurality of outer socket holes, while the other side of the case is also openly configured with a plurality of inner socket holes, each of the outer socket holes and each of the inner socket holes are commutative within the case, a conductive component is respectively installed within each inner socket hole; in addition, the sealing assembly includes an insulating flake and a sealing cover, in which the insulating flake is fixedly installed on one side of the case and covers each inner socket hole, and the sealing cover completely wraps the insulating flake as well as the position where the case and the insulating flake connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Chia-Hua Lin
  • Patent number: 10840643
    Abstract: A chassis is configured to receive a movable component inserted in the chassis. A lever arm is housed at least in part within the chassis and configured to rotate about a pivot point from a force applied on the lever arm by a contact portion of the movable component inserted in the chassis. At least a portion of an electrical connector is coupled to the lever arm and configured to rotate and mate with a mating portion located on a lateral side of the moveable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Tiffany Jin
  • Patent number: 10833461
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a coaxial cable to a printed circuit board includes a support portion that receives an end of the coaxial cable within a hollow structure thereof so that an exposed outer conductor of the coaxial cable is connected to an interior surface of a side wall of the hollow structure and so that the coaxial cable extends within the support portion perpendicular to the printed circuit board. The connector further includes an engagement portion that is connected to the support portion and configured to fix the connector to a first side of the printed circuit board, where the engagement portion is mounted above a via hole in the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Haifei Qin, Guomin Ding, HongHui Chen
  • Patent number: 10834839
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include an apparatus to aid a surface mount connection process including a barrier, a substrate in a facing spaced relationship with the barrier, a hybrid land grid array (LGA) socket interposed between the barrier and the substrate, and at least one fastening mechanism securing the barrier to the substrate at a selected distance such that a gap is formed between the barrier and the hybrid LGA socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Theron Lee Lewis, Timothy Jennings, Timothy Younger, David Braun, John R. Dangler, Jennifer I. Bennett, James Bielick, Stephen Hugo
  • Patent number: 10833456
    Abstract: A shield terminal (T) includes inner conductors (52) to be connected to front parts of cores (62) of a shielded cable (60), a dielectric (46) configured to accommodate the inner conductors (52), a tubular member (12) forming part of an outer conductor (10) and configured to surround and hold the dielectric (46). Two divided shells (18, 35) have a half-divided shape, are separate from the tubular member (12), and form part of the outer conductor (10). The divided shells (18,35) are to be connected to a front part of a shield layer (65) of the shielded cable (60). A first cover (19) and a second cover (36) are formed on a lower member (18) and an upper member (35) and surround the cores (62) over an entire periphery between a rear end of the tubular member (12) and a front end of the shield layer (65).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10833443
    Abstract: A connector including a plurality of electrically conducting contacts and fitted to another connector, the connector includes: a fixing insulator having a frame shape; a plurality of metal fittings that are disposed at both ends of the fixing insulator in a contact array direction in which the contacts are arrayed, and that are provided inside the fixing insulator; and a movable insulator that is disposed inside the fixing insulator, that is connected to the fixing insulator through elastic deformation portions of the contacts, and that is movable at least in a direction perpendicular to a fitting direction of the fitting with the other connector by elastic deformation of the elastic deformation portions, both ends of the movable insulator in the contact array direction facing the respective metal fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Morita
  • Patent number: 10833451
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plug that mates with a receptacle. In a medical application, the plug is connected to electrical leads that pass through a patient's skin to an implanted medical device in the patient's body, while the receptacle is connected to external medical equipment. All electrical contacts in the plug are on internal portions. The receptacle includes annular contacts that contact the internal electrical contacts on the plug when the plug and receptacle are properly mated. The receptacle includes a plurality of annular electrical contacts that have a first diameter and are separated by a plurality of annular insulators having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: VADovations, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Ryan Stanfield, Timothy R. Maher, Trevor A. Snyder, Andrew Matthews
  • Patent number: 10833433
    Abstract: A connector includes: (i) an inner conductor engager comprising at least one tab being flexible to define an opening engager, (ii) a driver configured to drive the inner conductor engager to a desired position along the inner conductor, and (iii) a housing coupled to the inner conductor engager. The opening is configured to receive an inner conductor of a coaxial cable and extends through the entire inner conductor engager thus allowing the inner conductor to electrically connect to an interface port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy N. Tremba, Harold J. Watkins
  • Patent number: 10833440
    Abstract: An electric contact for an electrical plug connection includes a receptacle open against a plugging direction and adapted to receive a mating contact in the plugging direction and a plurality of roller contact bodies made of an electrically conductive material and projecting into the receptacle. The roller contact bodies are rotatably held on at least a pair of opposing sides of the receptacle and each form a part of a contact surface adapted to contact the mating contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Beck
  • Patent number: 10826205
    Abstract: A double wiping blade contact assembly has a blade contact and a double wiping contact. The double wiping contact has first and second stage contact wiping areas. The second stage being at a distance from the first stage and wherein the first stage contact wiping area has an upper lead-in flange that guides the blade contact under the first stage contact wiping area and the second stage contact wiping area has a lower lead-in flange that guides the blade contact over the second stage contact wiping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Benjamin S. Novak
  • Patent number: 10826249
    Abstract: A rotary connector apparatus includes: a ring-shaped fixed member; a ring-shaped rotating member rotatably fitted to the fixed member; a flexible flat cable housed in a housing space formed by the fixed member and the rotating member, the flexible flat cable having a plurality of wires, one end of the flexible flat cable being fixed to the fixed member and another end thereof being fixed to the rotating member, wherein a first connector housing attached to the fixed member accommodates a plurality of electrically conductive paths that respectively connect a plurality of first terminals to the plurality of wires at said one end of the flexible flat cable, and at least one of the plurality of electrically conductive paths is configured to removably receive a protection device so as to protect the path from overcurrent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Utsunomiya, Kenji Hiroki, Masashi Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10814124
    Abstract: An electrical connector, in particular for a medical device that is intended to be secured to the skin of a user, the connector comprising a base intended to be solidly connected to the device and a plug intended to be solidly connected to an electric conductor, wherein the plug comprises a connection means and the base comprises a plurality of connection means, each being adapted to engage with the connection means of the plug in order to establish a connection between the base and the plug comprising a base secured to the device and a plug configured to be secured to an electrical conductor, wherein the base includes a plurality of protuberances and the plug includes a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Simon Perraud, Fabrice Emieux, Nicolas Karst, Philippe Pantigny
  • Patent number: 10819050
    Abstract: An electric connection assembly for surface mounting on a circuit board comprises a soldering pin. The soldering pin has a starting portion disposed in a housing of the electric connection assembly, a middle portion, and an end portion disposed at an end of the soldering pin opposite the starting portion and contacting the circuit board. The middle portion is bent from the starting portion in a direction toward the housing and the end portion is bent from the middle portion in a direction away from the housing. An acute angle is formed between both the starting portion and the middle portion and between the middle portion and the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Ufuk Tuey, Dirk Dunkel, Dominik Kasper, Alexander Baierlein, Ulrich Kiefner, Kai Sellien, Rolf Jetter
  • Patent number: 10811810
    Abstract: A connector (10) in a first device is connected to a mating connector (80) in a second device while overlapping and fixing the devices. The connector (10) includes a terminal holding portion (30) to hold terminals (20). A flange (40) on an outer periphery of the terminal holding portion (30) is sandwiched between cases (60, 90) of the devices. A first seal (50A) is mounted on a surface of the flange (40) facing the first device and seals between an outer surface of the case (60) of the first device and the flange (40), and a second seal (50B) is mounted on a surface of the flange (40) facing the second device and seals between an outer surface of the case (90) of the second device and the flange (40). Mounted positions of the seals (50A, 50B) are aligned in an overlapping direction of the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Seidou Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10804635
    Abstract: In one example, a board mating connector, in which a signal contact unit and a ground contact unit are interlocked, includes: a signal contact unit which has one side in contact with a signal electrode of a board and is electrically connected to the signal electrode; a ground contact unit which has one side in contact with a ground electrode of the board and is electrically connected to the ground electrode; and a dielectric unit which is disposed between the signal contact unit and the ground contact unit, wherein the ground contact unit includes a ground portion and another ground portion which is relatively moved in contact with the ground portion so as to be coupled to and interlocked with a connection portion through the dielectric unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GigaLane Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwa Yoon Song, Jin Uk Lee, Sun Hwa Cha, Chang Hyun Yang, Eun Jung Kim, Kyung Hun Jung, Hee seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10790643
    Abstract: A multi-phase busbar for conducting electric energy includes: an insulating base layer made of an insulating material; a first conducting layer made of a sheet metal arranged on and adhesively bonded to the base layer; a first connecting pin mounted to the first conducting layer which extends in a direction with respect to the first conducting layer; a first insulating layer arranged on and adhesively bonded to the first conducting layer; a second conducting layer made of a sheet metal arranged on and adhesively bonded to the first insulating layer, the second conducting layer including a second connecting pin which extends in a direction parallel to the first connecting pin; and a second insulating layer arranged on and adhesively bonded to the second conducting layer. The second conducting layer and the first and second insulating layer each include at least one pinhole through which the first connecting pin projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Rudi Velthuis, Andrej Krivda
  • Patent number: 10784600
    Abstract: A split, locknut grounding bushing has a first metal bushing portion with first and second ends, a top, a bottom with teeth, an exterior surface with a boss for receipt of a lug, and an interior surface with threads; a second metal bushing portion similar to the first bushing portion, first and second insulators respectively connected to the top of the first and second metal bushing portions. The first and second metal bushing portions pivot with respect to each other at one end and can be fastened to each other at the second end. The threads of the first and second bushing portions can thread onto the threads of a conduit or connector passing through a hole in an electrical enclosure so as to engage the teeth on the bottom of the first and second bushing portions with an interior surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith