Patents Examined by Alexander Gilman
  • Patent number: 10468796
    Abstract: An electrical connector, including an insulating body having a base and a tongue extending forward from the base. Multiple terminals are arranged on the tongue at intervals to form at least one row, each terminal having a contact portion exposed from a surface of the tongue. A middle shielding sheet is insert molded in the tongue, and located closer to a middle position of the tongue than the contact portion in a vertical direction. Two recesses are provided backward from a front edge of the middle shielding sheet. A spacer portion is formed between the two recesses of the middle shielding sheet and embedded into the tongue. In a transverse direction, the middle shielding sheet has a through-hole between at least one recess and a side edge of the middle shielding sheet. A front edge of the spacer portion extends forward beyond a front edge of the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wen Wei Lin, Li Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10468845
    Abstract: A rotary connector includes a rotor, a stator rotatably assembled on the rotor, a main flexible printed circuit having two side edges that are linear and parallel to each other, and wound and coiled within an annular space part formed between the rotor and the stator, a first sub flexible printed circuit mounted on one end part of the main flexible printed circuit, and connecting a connection terminal provided on the one end part and an external connection terminal provided on the rotor, and a second sub flexible printed circuit mounted on another end part of the main flexible printed circuit, and connecting a connection terminal provided on the other end part and an external connection terminal provided on the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Asakura, Rei Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10468832
    Abstract: A connector includes a conductor, a noise filter part, an inner mold part, and a housing. The conductor has a terminal at one end and the other end of the conductor is connected to a wire. The connector is to be joined with a counterpart connector so that the terminal is in conduction with a terminal of the counterpart connector. The noise filter part includes a core attached to the conductor and formed of a magnetic member which reduces noise of a current flowing in the conductor. The inner mold part is integrally molded with the noise filter part so as to cover at least a periphery of the core and formed of a soft resin material. The housing which covers a periphery of the inner mold part and is formed of a hard resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Iizuka, Kazuma Kayo
  • Patent number: 10468829
    Abstract: A ground shield includes a plurality of contact members configured to contact the ground contacts of a column of contacts of an electrical connector, so as to electrically common the grounds to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Arkady Y. Zerebilov, Jason John Ellison
  • Patent number: 10468798
    Abstract: A card edge connector with an improved manner of creating a preload force on conductive elements held by a housing. The housing may include a member and an opening at a mating end. Each conductive element may have a contact portion curving inwardly relative to the opening and a tip extending from the contact portion towards the mating end. Each contact portion may form an electrical connection with an edge pad of a card to be inserted into the opening. The conductive elements may be configured to have a rest state in order to create a proper force to be exerted on the edge pads. The member may preload the conductive elements by contacting the conductive elements from a location farther from the mating end than the contact portion, which may avoid damage upon insertion of a card into the connector without the need for long tips of the conductive elements. As a result, the connector may operate at high frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kolivoski, Michael Fogg, Charles Copper, William Tanis, Mark Blaine Bruening
  • Patent number: 10461474
    Abstract: For a chassis having a port mounted on a side of the chassis and connected to electronics in the chassis, with a plug mated in the port and a cable connected to the plug, first and second supports are mounted on the chassis side on opposing sides of the port, where each support has a respective, predetermined length extending away from the chassis side. A strap defines a slot beginning at a first end of the strap and extending along a portion of the strap's length. The strap is placed with the cable inserted in the slot and the plug at a central portion of the strap. With the supports mounted on the chassis side on opposing sides of the port, the strap connected to the respective supports, at least the plug forces curvature in a central portion of the strap, so that the central portion of the strap clamps the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lee N. Helgeson, Jonathan L. Kaus
  • Patent number: 10461478
    Abstract: Provided is a connector configured so that tensile strength when an attempt is made to forcibly detach the connector from a partner connector can be enhanced. A housing includes a body portion and a fitting target portion extending to the side of fitting to the partner connector. The diameter of a side portion outer peripheral surface of the fitting target portion is, at at least part thereof, smaller than that of the body portion. A conductive shell includes a first shell and a second shell. The first shell includes a cover portion configured to cover at least part of an outer peripheral surface of the housing, an elastic arm having a free end on the side of fitting to the partner connector, and a support portion elastically connecting the cover portion and the elastic arm and configured to support the elastic arm in a cantilever manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Sakaizawa, Kenichi Naganuma
  • Patent number: 10454195
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for improving high-frequency characteristics in an electrical connector such as a BNC coaxial connector. An electrical connector according to the present disclosure includes: a cylindrical outer conductor; a center terminal located on a central axis of the outer conductor along an axial direction of the central axis; an insulator located coaxially between the outer conductor and the center terminal; and a band-shaped C-ring located inside the outer conductor. The outer conductor includes a housing groove for housing the C-ring, the housing groove being formed on an inner peripheral surface of the outer conductor on a front end side of the center terminal, and the housing groove includes a slope of which inner diameter is smaller on a front end side than on a rear end side, the slope being formed on a front end portion of the housing groove. An end surface on a front end side of the C-ring is corrugated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Saeki
  • Patent number: 10446972
    Abstract: An electrical connector can have improved productivity, as well as a reduced size and thickness. The electrical connector includes an insulating housing including a plate-like portion and a main body portion provided at the rear of the plate-like portion so as to protrude laterally relative to the plate-like portion; a conductive contact held by the housing, the contact including connection portions exposed at the plate-like portion so as to be connected to a mating contact of a mating connector and terminal portions protruding from the main body portion; and an elastically deformable seal member provided in the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10439345
    Abstract: An interface device for connecting a portable electronic device to a vehicle includes a holding module for receiving a portable electronic device with a display, and an adaptor module for connecting the portable electronic device to a vehicle. The holding module has a slot into which the portable electronic device is inserted and a front opening exposing the display of the portable electronic device, and an edge portion of the display is covered by a front part of the holding module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: RENAULT s.a.s., JITEL GLOBAL Co., Ltd., 2BEONE SOLUTIONS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan Jung, Jeong Cheol Park, Hyung Jin Seo
  • Patent number: 10424862
    Abstract: A locking structure for terminals includes a connector housing in which a plurality of terminal housing chambers accommodating the terminals connected to wires are formed and a first lance and a second lance extending from rear end parts of the terminal housing chambers toward front sides thereof to lock the terminals. A first sidewall of a pair of sidewalls forming a first terminal housing chamber is disposed to face a second sidewall of the pair of the sidewalls forming a second terminal housing chamber adjacent to the first terminal housing with a space between the first sidewall and the second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kozo Oishi, Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Kazuyuki Ochiai
  • Patent number: 10416394
    Abstract: A fiber optic adapter for mating a multi-fiber optic ferrule connector and a multi-fiber optic connector. An engagement device may be integrated or molded as part of adapter receptacle at either end. The engagement device secures the multi-fiber connector. The adapter may be two-piece with a first portion detachable from a second portion, the first portion housing one or more integrated engagement devices and the second portion housing one or more replaceable engagement devices, or a receptacle configured to secure a latch configured on an outer housing of a connector. Receptacle may further contain a plural of engagement devices formed as a unitary engagement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Takano, Siu Kei Ma, Kenji Iizumi
  • Patent number: 10411399
    Abstract: The present application discloses an assembly (30, 40) for securing an electrical cable (1) to a body (3) such as the body of an electrical appliance. The assembly comprises a clamping member (30) comprising a pair of spatially separated cable holes (31) dimensioned to receive the electrical cable and a pair of guide channels (33) inwardly extending from opposing edges (34) of the clamping member and a pair of anchoring members (40) for securing the clamping member to the body, each anchoring member comprising a major surface (41) transversely extending from a mounting surface, the major surface having an edge region defining a guide rail (42) for engaging with one of the guide channels and a pair of spatially separated ribs (43, 44) extending from the edge region across said major surface for retaining the clamping member. At least the anchoring members may form an integral part of the body of the electrical appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ying Xia, Liang Bao
  • Patent number: 10411397
    Abstract: A connector seal device includes, in one embodiment, a seal body extendable along an axis and configured to receive an end of a coupler. The coupler is configured to be rotatably coupled to a coaxial cable connector, and the seal body is configured to engage a portion of the coupler to establish a first environmental seal between the seal body and the coupler. The connector seal device also includes a seal neck integral with the seal body configured to extend along the axis beyond the end of the coupler. The seal neck is configured to engage an interface port to establish a second environmental seal between the seal neck and the interface port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Haberek, Christopher P. Natoli
  • Patent number: 10411392
    Abstract: A hybrid electrical connector includes a housing having a central opening, a carrier plate supported by the housing within the central opening, and electrically conductive pins supported within the housing by the carrier plate. The housing is formed of a first plastic material, and the carrier plate is formed of a second plastic material having properties that make it more dimensionally stable than the first plastic material. In addition, a sealing layer is applied to one surface of the carrier plate, the sealing layer formed of a third plastic material and serving to secure the carrier plate to the housing and to secure the pins within the carrier plate. A method of forming the electrical connector is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ligor Manushi, Mario Reyes, Hiram Avalos, Mark Ryskamp, Allison McInnis, Jens Oberender, Michael Schoenfeld, Alexander Moore, Robert Keller
  • Patent number: 10403329
    Abstract: A memory card and an electronic system including the memory card. The memory card includes: a substrate having two pairs of edges, in which the edges of each pair face each other; a plurality of first row terminals that are arranged adjacent to an edge at an insertion side of the substrate and include a first voltage power terminal; a plurality of second row terminals that are spaced farther apart from the edge at the insertion side than the plurality of first row terminals and include a power terminal of a second voltage. According to the memory card, efficient use of an area may be maximized and an electrically stable power supply may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok-Jae Han, Il-Mok Kang, Ki-Woong Yoo, In-jae Lee, Gwang-man Lim
  • Patent number: 10404013
    Abstract: The present application relates to a detachable plug-in connector, which includes an insertion tube having a lock engaging portion, a receiving part for accommodating the insertion tube, and a self-locking member for limiting the movement of the insertion tube. The self-locking member is accommodated in the receiving part. The self-locking member comprises two limiting arms each defining a limiting protrusion, an elastic bending portion connected between the two limiting arms, and two moving portions. The receiving part comprises a limiting arm separating portion configured for cooperating with the moving portions. The moving portions are fixed at inner sides facing towards each other of the two limiting arms. The surfaces of the moving portions adjacent to the limiting arm separating portion are inclined surfaces that facilitate the two limiting arms move away from each other when the moving portions and the limiting arm separating portion squeeze against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LINHAI YONGSHENG AUTO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huiming Zhang, Xingjuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10396486
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a terminal position assurance (TPA) member. The housing defines multiple cavities that extend between mating and cable ends of the housing, and are oriented parallel to a cavity axis. The housing holds electrical terminals within the cavities for electrically connecting to mating contacts of a mating connector. The TPA member is mounted to the cable end of the housing and movable relative to the housing between an unlocked position and a locked position. The TPA member moves from the unlocked position to the locked position along an actuation axis that is perpendicular to the cavity axis. The TPA member includes ledges that protrude into the cavities of the housing and into corresponding retreat paths of the terminals when the TPA member is in the locked position to block retreat of the terminals towards the cable end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron James de Chazal, Gajanan Bhat, Tejus Kiran Salaka
  • Patent number: 10390563
    Abstract: An electronic smoking article is disclosed, which includes an outer housing extending in a longitudinal direction; a micro pump system configured to pump a liquid material contained within a liquid supply reservoir through an outlet of the supply reservoir into a capillary; the capillary having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet in communication with the outlet of the liquid supply reservoir; a heating arrangement operable to heat the capillary to a temperature sufficient to at least initially volatilize the liquid material contained within the capillary; a power supply operable to apply voltage to the micro pump gas cell to generate a gas to drive the liquid material out of the liquid supply reservoir into the inlet of the capillary; at least one air inlet; and whereby air is mixed with the volatilized material to form an aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Barry S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10396474
    Abstract: Connectors and methods for attaching connectors to one or more cables and/or conduits are disclosed. In one example, a coaxial cable connector for connecting a coaxial cable comprising an inner conductor, an insulator layer surrounding the inner conductor, an outer conductor layer surrounding the insulator layer and an outer jacket is provided. The coaxial cable connector includes a front body comprising an opening for receiving at least a portion of a coaxial cable. The front body includes a plurality of rearward facing projections. A back nut sub-assembly includes a back nut and a retainer coupled to the back nut. The back nut is adapted to couple to the front body and the retainer is adapted to receive a least a portion of the coaxial cable. The retainer includes a plurality of forward facing protrusions adapted to engage the plurality of rearward facing protrusions when the back nut is coupled to the front body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventors: Donald Andrew Burris, Thomas Dewey Miller