Patents Examined by Alexander Gilman
  • Patent number: 11367975
    Abstract: The present disclosure an electrical connector having an insulating body and a number of conductive terminals. The insulating body includes a base portion and an extension portion. The extension portion includes a first surface and a second surface. The conductive terminals include a number of first contact portions located on a same side of the first surface and a number of second contact portions located on a same side of the second surface. At least part of surfaces of the first contact portions do not protrude beyond the first surface. At least part of surfaces of the second contact portions do not protrude beyond the second surface. As a result, the electrical connector of the present disclosure can avoid a short circuit problem between adjacent conductive terminals due to accumulation of a certain degree of dirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LEADER PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongqiang Xu, Lijun Xu
  • Patent number: 11362467
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to circuitry for detecting at least partial removal of an audio accessory plug from a corresponding socket. The circuitry comprises a monitoring unit comprising a first terminal configured to be electrically connected to a first socket contact of the socket that is in electrical contact with a first plug contact of the plug when the plug is fully received in the socket. The monitoring unit is configured to monitor a first impedance of a first signal path coupled to the first terminal, and the circuitry is configured to output a signal indicative of detection of at least partial removal of the plug from the socket in response to detection by the monitoring unit of a first predetermined sequence of impedance states of the first signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Bruce Bowlerwell, John Anthony Breslin
  • Patent number: 11362450
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first connection module, a second connection module, and a positioning assembly. The positioning assembly includes a guide pin, a guide post, a guide bar, and an elastic component. The guide pin is fixed on a first surface of the first connection module, and the guide post is fixed on a second surface of the second module. The electronic device includes a positioning assembly which serves to position components during the installation of the electronic device. The positioning assembly provides space for positional adjustment to the first component and the second component and the elasticity of the elastic component avoids crushing or handling damage to the first component and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Fulian Precision Electronics (Tianjin) Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Hu
  • Patent number: 11351314
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inhaler comprising a housing with a mouth end, at least one air inlet opening and an air channel extending into the housing between the at least one air inlet opening and the mouth end, a receiving area for a fluid reservoir, an electric energy accumulator, a supply device for generating steam and/or aerosol from a component mixture extracted from the fluid reservoir and adding the steam and/or the aerosol to an air flow flowing into the air channel, wherein the supply device comprises an evaporator which can be controlled separately and a control device for controlling the supply device. The control device is connected or can be connected a data store in which at least one set predefining the evaporating parameters can be called upon and stored therein for evaporating the component mixture in the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Kessler, Rene Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11355880
    Abstract: A retractable pin includes: a cylindrical body, a retractable member with an insertion cavity at one end, and a spring disposed in a spring cavity defined by the combination of the retractable member and the cylindrical body. Upon application of a force to a free end of the retractable member, the retractable member is configured to retract into the cylindrical body by means of compression of the spring. This invention is further directed to a coaxial connector including a retractable pin as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mulan Huang, David J. Smentek, Yujun Zhang, Jin Liu
  • Patent number: 11355875
    Abstract: A dual-row cable structure is applied to a first circuit board and a second circuit board. A board-to-board connector is on the first circuit board, and the first circuit board includes a first group of contacts and a second group of contacts. An electrical connector is on the second circuit board. The second circuit board includes a third group of contacts and a fourth group of contacts. The dual-row cable structure includes a wire assembly including high-speed signal wires, low-speed signal wires, one or more power wires, and one or more ground wires. The high-speed signal wires are connected to the first group of contacts. The low-speed signal wires, the power wire, and the ground wire are respectively connected to the second group of contacts. The third group of contacts and the fourth group of contacts are respectively connected to the other end of the wire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Wen-Yu Wang, Ji-Zhou Li, Ming-Yung Chang, Tzu-Hao Li
  • Patent number: 11349264
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a housing including a first component providing an AC signal into an input cable. The input cable extends to an input conductive plate. The input conductive plate is in contact with a dielectric plate, and an output conductive plate is attached to an opposed side of the dielectric plate. The output connective plate extends to an output cable extending to a second component, such that a capacitance based connection is provided between the input and output cables, to communicate from first component sensor to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gurkan Gok, Joseph Zacchio, Goran Djuknic, Joseph V. Mantese, Brenda J. Lisitano, Jonathan Gilson, Coy Bruce Wood
  • Patent number: 11342708
    Abstract: A set of electrical connectors includes a connector and a mating connector. The connector comprises a locking device mounted on a housing so as to slide in a locking direction between a pre-locking position and a locking position. The connector also has a latch. The latch is provided with a locking surface for locking the connector to the mating connector. The latch extends between a junction that joins it to the body of the housing and at least the locking surface in a direction opposite to the locking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Frédéric Menez, Prasanna Ramakrishnan, Sureshkumar Nandakumar, Santhanakumar Pitchamani
  • Patent number: 11336042
    Abstract: A connector includes a flat-plate housing made of insulating resin and including a first positioning hole and a second positioning hole, a plurality of contacts held on the housing, and a first hold-down and a second hold-down made of metal and disposed to correspond to a first positioning hole and a second positioning hole, respectively. The housing includes a CPU board opposed surface to be opposed to a CPU board. The first hold-down includes a reinforcing plate part to cover the CPU board opposed surface around the corresponding first positioning hole. The second hold-down includes a reinforcing plate part to cover the CPU board opposed surface around the corresponding second positioning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Oosaka, Yuichi Takenaga, Akihiro Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 11336069
    Abstract: A supply device for supplying a device that can be moved on a driving surface with a material supplied through a supply line. The supply device has a plug with an electric plug contact element that extends along a plug axis and is coupled to a plug receptacle of the mobile device by a linear joining movement, and a supply line with a valve, and detects a coupled state of the plug with the plug receptacle by an electric plug contact element. In the coupled state the valve is actuated. The supply device has a nozzle arranged on the supply line and is coupled to an inlet port of the mobile device. A feeding holder keeps the nozzle and the plug in a defined position and orientation relative to each other so that when coupling the plug to the plug receptacle the nozzle couples to the inlet port. The movement device makes the feeding holder with the plug and nozzle at least height adjustable and movable in the direction of the joining movement along a joining axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Cleanfix Reinigungssysteme AG
    Inventor: Felix Ruesch
  • Patent number: 11329434
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a plurality of conductor pairs is provided. The electrical connector has a plurality of conductor pairs. The electrical connector has a metal housing. The metal housing comprises or defines a first region and a second region. Each conductor pair of the plurality of conductor pairs extends through the first region and the second region. The first region is provided with an electrically conductive potting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BIZLINK INDUSTRY GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Lehmann, Benjamin Kiessling
  • Patent number: 11329414
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes aspects of a conductive receptacle collar for desense mitigation. In aspects, an apparatus comprises a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) that includes an integrated circuit with signal lines for a wired data interface. The apparatus also includes a coupling component with a receptacle for the wired data interface and an enclosure in which the PCBA is mounted. The enclosure has an opening through which the receptacle for the wired data interface is exposed. A conductive collar is disposed between an exterior surface of the receptacle and an interior surface of this opening. The conductive collar contacts the receptacle's exterior surface and the interior surface of the opening to electrically couple these respective surfaces. By so doing, the conductive collar improves grounding of the receptacle to the enclosure, which may mitigate the desense of the apparatus's wireless receivers caused by operation of the wired data interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yichi Zhang, Songping Wu, Shuai Jin, Huan Liao, Zhiping Yang
  • Patent number: 11314021
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a device and system of devices including: a connector comprising a housing comprising a groove lengthwise in a surface of the housing and a push-pull tab comprising a protrusion, a widthwise recess on the connector housing accepting protrusions on a removable anchor device that retains the connector in a port, wherein the push-pull tab releases the connector from the port using protrusions on the anchor device and the receiver device comprising one or more ports for receiving one or more connector types; and the receiver device comprising one or more ports without an anchor; said port secures a second connector type comprising a latch release mechanism; and the receiver device ports are opposite one another; wherein the opposite ports can accept a first connector and a second connector; wherein the first connector release mechanism and differs from the second connector release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Takano, Jeffrey Gniadek, Kim Man Wong, Siu Kei Ma
  • Patent number: 11316312
    Abstract: A mobile peripheral adapter rotationally couples first and second circular housings with a spindle to define and cable cavity. A cable retracts into and extends from the cable cavity by rotation of the housing portions to bring a cable connector into the cable cavity at an opening formed to align with the cable connector at retraction. First and second magnets disposed in the cable cavity retrain the cable connector when retracted. The opening at the bottom surface of the peripheral adapter reduces the vertical height of the cable cavity by providing vertical space within which the cable connector can reside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Wong Hin Loong Justin
  • Patent number: 11316303
    Abstract: A high frequency connector includes a case, a circuit board, a component protecting member and a cable. The circuit board is configured in the case and includes an electronic component and a plurality of solder pads. The component protecting member includes a case body and is configured on the circuit board. One side of the case body has an opening, and a containing space is formed between the opening and the inner face of the case body. A crossing structure is formed by the outer surface of the other side of the case body. When the component protecting member is configured on the circuit board, the component protecting member covers the electronic component in the containing space to maintain the transmission characteristics of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: JESS-LINK PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih Yao Chiang, Chieh-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 11316310
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing, a center ground plate fastened in the insulating housing, a strengthening ground strap, and a terminal assembly fastened in the insulating housing. The strengthening ground strap is fastened to the insulating housing. The strengthening ground strap has a front slice and two lateral slices. The front slice is fastened to a front surface of the center ground plate. The top edge of the front slice is higher than a top surface of the center ground plate. A bottom edge of the front slice projects beyond a bottom surface of the center ground plate. The two lateral slices are disposed to two opposite sides of the center ground plate. The terminal assembly includes a plurality of high speed terminals disposed among the front slice and the two lateral slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Wu, Hsin-Min Chao
  • Patent number: 11309662
    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: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: VADovations, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Ryan Stanfield, Timothy R. Maher, Trevor A. Snyder, Andrew Matthews
  • Patent number: 11303063
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a mating connector in which a plurality of electrical terminals are disposed. The mating connector defines a connector shroud configured to receive a corresponding connector. The electrical connector also includes a terminal stabilizer defining a plurality of terminal apertures surrounding the electrical terminals disposed within the connector shroud. The terminal stabilizer is configured to move from a prestaged position to a seated position when the connector is inserted within the connector shroud and is further configured to move from the seated position to the prestaged position when the connector is removed from the connector shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Roberto C. Narro, Marcelino Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11303066
    Abstract: A connector tray inserted into a connector body in an insertion direction while accommodating an object to be connected includes a tray body configured to accommodate the object to be connected, a tray exterior portion connected to the tray body to be displaceable along the insertion direction, and a push-push mechanism disposed between the tray body and the tray exterior portion in a tandem arrangement and configured to displace the tray exterior portion in the insertion direction between a first position away from the tray body and a second position close to the tray body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11303061
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes a plurality of connector terminals (3), core resin portions (2A), (2B), nuts (4) and an outer resin portion (5). A plurality of the nuts (4) are arranged to face a nut facing surface (21A) of the core resin portion (2A). The outer resin portion (5) covers the core resin portions (2A), (2B) and the nuts (4) with exposed surfaces (25) of the core resin portions (2A), (2B) and outer end surfaces (41) of the nuts (4) exposed. Injection marks (51) during molding of the outer resin portion (5) are formed on a surface of a part of the outer resin portion (5) covering an opposite side surface (22B) located on a side opposite to the nut facing surface (21A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamada