Patents Examined by Chandrika Prasad
  • Patent number: 10243289
    Abstract: A communication module includes a plug connector provided with upper connection pins and lower connection pins. The upper connection pins and the lower connection pins include signal pins each connected to a signal line arranged in a module board, and ground pins each connected to a ground line arranged in the module board. An opposing interval between a terminal end of a rear end portion of each of the ground pins included in the upper connection pins, and a terminal end of a rear end portion of each of the ground pins included in the lower connection pins is longer than an opposing interval between a terminal end of a rear end portion of each of the signal pins included in the upper connection pins and a terminal end of a rear end portion of each of the signal pins included in the lower connection pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Sunaga
  • Patent number: 10236615
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of contacts, each including an upper linear portion, a side linear portion and a bent portion between the upper linear portion and the side linear portion; an upper insulating body; and a lower insulating body, the contacts being provided such that a side surface of the lower insulating body faces the side linear portion of each of the contacts, and an upper surface of the lower insulating body faces the upper linear portion of each of the contacts, upper protrusions being provided at the upper surface of the lower insulating body such that each of the upper protrusions positions between the upper linear portions of the adjacent contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Tohru Yamakami, Koki Sato
  • Patent number: 10236631
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a blind mating and floating RF connector assembly with low intermodulation, comprising a first connecting device and a second connecting device, wherein the first connecting device comprises a first guide portion and the second connecting device comprises a second guide portion adapted for mating with the first guide portion, wherein the first connecting device has a slotted configuration and is provided, at an end, with a boss projecting radially outwards and the second connecting device is provided with a corresponding inner engaging groove being capable of radially abutting the boss, wherein the second connecting device comprises a fixed mount unit and a floating unit, the floating unit being capable of moving radially and axially relative to the fixed mount unit, in such a way that a plurality of pairs of the first connecting device and the second connecting device can be quickly connected simultaneously via a quick blind mating operation when the first connecting device an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hongjuan An, Yujun Dai, MuLan Huang
  • Patent number: 10230191
    Abstract: A high-current electrical connector includes a female electrical-terminal and a contact-spring. The female electrical-terminal is configured to receive a male electrical-terminal and is formed of a single piece of electrically conductive material. The female electrical-terminal has a first-sidewall and a second-sidewall. The second-sidewall defines a distal-end, a proximal-end, and a medial-zone. The first-sidewall is opposite and parallel to the distal-end of the second-sidewall. The contact-spring is formed of a single piece of electrically conductive material disposed intermediate to the first-sidewall and the second-sidewall. The contact-spring defines a plurality of opposed-pair contact-beams. Each of the opposed-pair contact-beams have a plurality of outer-contact-points and a plurality of inner-contact-points. The plurality of outer-contact-points are in contact with the female electrical-terminal, and the plurality of inner-contact-points contact opposed sides of the male electrical-terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Hoi Lui, James M. Rainey, Patrick Joseph Reedy
  • Patent number: 10221879
    Abstract: A fastener and method for mounting a connector to a panel, the fastener having an outer sleeve housing having a mount bushing portion and a locking portion with a collapsible end, and an inner pin member received in the outer sleeve housing and axially moveable therein between locked and unlocked positions. The inner pin member has a body with a head end that cooperates with the mount bushing portion of the outer sleeve housing and a locking end that cooperates with the locking portion of the outer sleeve portion. When the inner pin member is in the unlocked position, the collapsible end of the locking portion of the outer sleeve housing is allowed to collapse. When the inner pin member is in the locked position, the locking end of the inner pin member prevents collapse of the collapsible end of the locking portion of the outer sleeve housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Shan Mugan
  • Patent number: 10211615
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector. The first connector has a hood defining a mating opening. The second connector has a housing body configured to be received in the hood, a rear end wall formed continuous with the housing body and projecting outward from the housing body in a circumferential direction, a lock arm configured to prevent disengagement of the first connector and the second connector, and a cover disposed at the rear end wall covering a portion of the lock arm. A front end surface of the rear end wall facing the second connector forms a uniformly continuous flat surface in a region including the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsugumi Matsumoto, Ryuichi Komiyama, Tomoyuki Funayama
  • Patent number: 10205269
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes tabs (22) extending forward from terminal bodies (21) of male terminal fittings (20) with their centers higher than centers (21C) of the terminal bodies (21) in a height direction. A housing (10) has terminal accommodation chambers (12) for accommodating the terminal bodies (21) and connecting portions (23). A one-piece rubber plug (40) is in a rear part of the housing (10) and has seal holes (41). A rear holder (60) is behind the rubber plug (40) and has through holes (61) communicating with the seal holes (41). Inner peripheral lips (43F, 43R) on an inner periphery of each seal hole (41) closely contact an outer periphery of a wire (30) in a liquid-tight manner with the terminal body (21) and a front part (30F) of the wire (30) accommodated in the terminal accommodation chamber (12). The axes of through holes (61are lower than the axes of terminal accommodation chambers (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Hirota
  • Patent number: 10193280
    Abstract: A connector can include a housing and a conductive shield and a pair of latching members. The latching members have free ends with engagement teeth formed on them which are separated by an intervening notch. The sidewalls of this notch can be flat and can define a hard stop surface for engagement with an opposing board connector. The free ends further include ramped surfaces leading to the engagement notch to form cam surfaces that depress the latching members when the cable connector is mated to a board connector. The latching members may include locating tabs that are captured in vertical movement by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Steven George Sutter, Darian Schulz, Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 10187988
    Abstract: An adapter includes an insulating body, a circuit board, and a plurality of conductive modules. The circuit board is arranged in the insulating body and has two opposite surfaces. The conductive modules are arranged in the insulating body and are respectively disposed on two opposite ends of at least one of the two surfaces of the circuit board. Each of the conductive modules includes a plastic member and a plurality of conductive terminals arranged in one row. Each of the conductive terminals has an embedded segment embedded in the plastic member, a fixing segment extending from an end of the embedded segment and soldered on the circuit board by using a SMT manner, and a contacting segment extending from an opposite end of the embedded segment in a direction away from the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CHIEF LAND ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Nan Pao, Chia-Feng Huang, Sun-Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 10177503
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes: an insulating body; multiple terminals disposed in the insulating body; a front shielding shell shielding the insulating body; a rear shielding shell covering a rear end of the front shielding shell, where an accommodating space is formed between the rear shielding shell and an outer surface of the front shielding shell; and an external insulator, molded outside the front shielding shell and the rear shielding shell and filled into the accommodating space. Compared with the related art, the accommodating space limits tension generated when the external insulator is molded, and after molten plastic is cooled, a part of the external insulator will be fastened within the accommodating space, such that the external insulator can be efficiently retained on the front shielding shell and the rear shielding shell, thereby preventing degumming and cracking phenomenons between the front shielding shell and the external insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yun Jun Zou
  • Patent number: 10177495
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a plug intended to be mounted on at least one cable whose one end supports one or more contacts comprising: a body, comprising: a front portion extending along a longitudinal axis, the front portion being designed to be lodged in a socket, the front portion being adapted to lodge and hold the contact(s) or at least an optoelectronic converter connected to the contact(s); a rear portion forming a sheath, designed to lodge the end of the cable, itself supporting the contact(s); the rear portion being mounted floating about the front portion; a plurality of flexible tabs made of electrically conductive material, distributed on the outer periphery of the front portion, the flexible tabs being adapted to remain in mechanical contact with the interior of the socket when the front portion is lodged in the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RADIALL
    Inventors: Benoit Dupeux, Fabien Bourgeas, Dominique Lomuscio
  • Patent number: 10174923
    Abstract: A hanger for supporting one power bar from another vertically offset power bar or supporting a pendant from a power bar. The hanger has a main body forming channels receiving segments of the power bar, a cover forming an interference fit with the body to define a base and a conductive member that extends between the base and either a pendant or another power bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10177475
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, multiple terminals and a metal member. The insulating body has a base and side walls. The base is provided with receiving slots. The side walls are higher than the base, and encircled to form an accommodating space for accommodating a chip module. The terminals are received in the receiving slots. Each terminal has a contacting portion lower than a top surface of the side walls. The contacting portions electrically connect with the chip module. The metal member is injection molded at the side walls and the base to reinforce the structure of the side walls and the base, and preventing the insulating body from warping at a high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10172242
    Abstract: An all-metal side-inserted female connector has a top side, a front side, and a rear side. The rear side is formed with a guide hole for insertion of a conductive wire or an insertion pin. A pair of elastic pieces is provided between the front side and the rear side, facing the guide hole, for clamping the conductive wire or insertion pin. The front side is formed with a limit hole aligned with the guide hole for limiting the amplitude of the swing the inserted conductive wire or insertion pin. The front side and the lower end are formed with a front weld leg and a rear leg at respective lower ends thereof. The front weld leg and the rear weld leg are electrically connected to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN GHGM INDUSTRIAL TRADE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bingshui Chen
  • Patent number: 10170855
    Abstract: A waterproof component includes a housing body, a mat seal, and a mat seal cover. The housing body includes an attachment-hole-insertion portion having a mat-seal-accommodating chamber, an abutting portion configured to abut a first peripheral surface of the attachment hole, a locking claw provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment hole insertion portion, the locking claw to he locked to a second peripheral surface of the attachment hole, and a cover locking portion provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment-hole-insertion portion. The mat seal has an electric wire press-fitting hole. The mat-seal-accommodating chamber accommodates the mat seal. The mat seal cover locks to the cover-locking portion, the mat seal cover interposes the mat seal between the mat seal cover and a bottom wall of the mat-seal-accommodating chamber. The mat seal cover includes an excessive-displacement-prevention wall, which prevents excessive elastic deformation of the locking claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Miura, Isanori Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10170876
    Abstract: Plugs, receptacles, and assemblies including same. The plug can include an interface having a plurality of pins extending therefrom. The plug can have a plug density of at least 280 pins/in2. The plurality of pins can be positioned in at least three rows along a longitudinal axis of the interface. The receptacle can have an interface having a plurality of sockets disposed therein. The receptacle can have a receptacle density of at least 280 sockets/in2. The plurality of sockets can be positioned in at least three rows along a longitudinal axis of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Quam, Shelby W. Carter
  • Patent number: 10170874
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes multiple electrical cables and a filtering module. The electrical cables are arranged in a first cable section and a second cable section. Each electrical cable has a pair of signal conductors. The filtering module includes a substrate and multiple passive filtering devices mounted on the substrate. The filtering module is disposed between the first cable section and the second cable section along a length of the cable assembly and is mechanically connected to ends of the first and second cable sections. The passive filtering devices are electrically connected to the signal conductors of the electrical cables. The cable assembly is configured to be electrically connected between first and second connectors. The filtering module is configured to filter electrical signals conveyed along the electrical cables between the first and second connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Patrick Costello
  • Patent number: 10170880
    Abstract: A modular equipment mount to enable quick relocation of the piece of equipment. The piece of equipment is secured to a mount. A track system is secured to multiple locations where the piece of equipment may be secured. Power and data connections are included with the track system to provide power and data to the piece of equipment through connectors on the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert C. Chinn
  • Patent number: 10164376
    Abstract: A block-out lock and removal key includes a locker and a key. The locker has a hollow housing in a shape corresponding to a socket of a network port for engagement, a locker hole extending through a front portion of the housing and a latch body connecting to a rear portion of the housing. The latch body has a rear section extended upwards toward the front portion of the housing and then downwards to form a displaceable piece parallel with the front portion of the housing with a holding section at a top of the displaceable piece and a block facing toward an inner end of the locker hole. The key has its front section arranged correspondingly to a shape of the locker hole to be inserted therein and rotated for unlocking. An eccentric block is further arranged at the front section of the key correspondingly to the block on the displaceable piece for removing the locker from the socket of the network port in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: You Hung International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tzu-Rung Tsay
  • Patent number: 10158189
    Abstract: A terminal reception chamber (201) of a connector (1) includes a first chamber (201A), a second chamber (201B) and a third chamber (201C). The connector includes a first housing (100) defining a mating terminal insertion hole (102), a second housing (200) defining the first chamber and the second chambers and attached to the first housing, and a third housing (300) defining the third chambers and attached to the first housing and the second housing to contact with the first housing and the second housing and to inseparably connect the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Kutsuna, Shin Nemoto, Shunsuke Narama