Patents Examined by Gary F. Paumen
  • Patent number: 11509075
    Abstract: An electrical connector that has a conductive shell supporting at least one signal contact therein and that has a front end for mating with a mating connector and a back end opposite the front end for electrically connecting to a coaxial cable. A ground connection is located inside of the conductive shell. A coupling member is rotatably coupled to the conductive shell and has an engagement feature for mechanically engaging a support panel associated with the mating connector. A sealing member is disposed on the conductive shell that is configured to provide an environmental seal between the conductive shell and the support panel when the conductive shell is mated with the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: AMPHENOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Todd Smith, Michael A. Hoyack, Owen R. Barthelmes
  • Patent number: 11509104
    Abstract: A short-circuit probe for short-circuiting an inner conductor with an outer conductor in a multiway coaxial plug includes an electrically-conductive contact spring comprising a holding and stabilizing section and a contacting section. The contacting section is bent and comprises an inner-conductor contact section and an outer-conductor contact section. A housing comprises: a receiving space; an inner-conductor insertion opening in a first end face, via which the short-circuiting inner conductor of the multiway coaxial plug can be inserted into the receiving space and can be brought into contact with the inner-conductor contact section; and a laterally and/or radially aligned outer-conductor contacting opening, wherein the outer-conductor contact section of the contact spring passes through the outer-conductor contacting opening and can be brought into contact with the outer conductor. The contact spring is arranged inside the receiving space and extends over a predominant length of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MD ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Halbig
  • Patent number: 11502463
    Abstract: A connection apparatus for connecting electrical devices, in particular electric motors to an AC system, has a housing which has at least one housing portion. A plurality of first and second conductor terminals are arranged in the at least one housing portion. Each conductor terminal has at least one or two or more individual terminals and a configuration plug. The configuration plug electrically connects individual or a plurality of the first and/or second conductor terminals in at least two different positions in order to obtain at least two different circuit types. The configuration plug is rotatably or slidably guided in or on the housing or at least on the at least one housing portion. Due to this relative movement, plug can be rotated and/or displaced into at least two different positions, in order to provide the at least two different circuit types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Matthias Bönsch, Jörg Richts, Torsten Diekmann, Bernd Küppers
  • Patent number: 11502452
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a connector cover configured to be used in an ultrasonic probe connector and an ultrasonic probe assembly. The connector cover includes a case, and a coupling device disposed at one end portion in the case and configured to be coupled to the connector. The coupling device includes a body including a fastening portion configured to be coupled to a connector protrusion provided to protrude from the connector toward a first direction, and a rotating shaft connected to the case and the body, and the connector cover is configured to be coupled to the connector along a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoonsung Kyung, Jin Ho Gu
  • Patent number: 11502451
    Abstract: A quick release device for releasing an electrical modular connector of a network cable from an electrical jack comprises a connector boot attached to the network cable and assembled with the electrical modular connector; a passage formed on the connector boot; a slide insert having a first end and a second end opposed to the first end, wherein the slide insert is positioned through the passage, wherein the first end faces the electrical jack; and a rotatable hook having a free end and a pivot end configured to pivot on the first end of the slide insert along a longitudinal direction of the slide insert, wherein the free end of the rotatable hook engages with a clip and causes the clip to move relatively downwardly to release the electrical modular connector from the electrical jack when the slide insert moves away from the electrical jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Lingang Foung
  • Patent number: 11495899
    Abstract: A data communication system can include a low-profile electrical connector that is sized to be mounted onto a PCB in a gap between the PCB and a heat sink that overhangs from an IC that is mounted to the PCB. The data communication system further includes an electrical cable that extends from the electrical connector to an optical transceiver. A cable management laminate can route the electrical cables along a predetermined path. The data communication system can be disposed in a system tray that is configured to force air over the heat sink. The airflow over the heat sink can be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Zbinden, Jignesh H. Shah
  • Patent number: 11495921
    Abstract: An arc prevention system including a jack having a receptacle, a modular connector sized to be positioned in the receptacle of the jack, the modular connector including a plurality of contacts, with at least two of the contacts creating an energized electrical path with an external power source in electrical communication with the external power source, a latch extending from a top surface of the modular connector, a switching unit positioned on the latch, a plug unit positioned between the latch and the jack that prevents the modular connector from moving out of the receptacle, a control circuit in electrical communication with switch and the at least two energized contacts, where the electrical path between the control circuit and the switching unit is energized when the plug engages the switching unit on the latch, and the control circuit adjusts the energized electrical path to a predetermined electrical level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sentinel Connector Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brennan, Justin Wagner, Brett Robinson
  • Patent number: 11495926
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly including an electrical connector and a circuit board is provided. The electrical connector has a metallic plate and a plurality of terminals. The metallic plate separates the terminals into two different areas. The metallic plate has a first lateral surface. The circuit board is assembled to the electrical connector. The circuit board has a plurality of pads, a second lateral surface, and top and bottom surfaces opposite to each other. The pads are disposed on the top and bottom surfaces respectively. The second lateral surface is boarded between the top and bottom surfaces. The circuit board further includes at least one grounding circuit exposed from the second lateral surface and facing toward the first lateral surface. The metallic plate is electrically conducted to the grounding circuit by the first lateral surface when the circuit board is assembled to the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Yung Chang, Tzu Hao Li, Chia Cheng He, Mao-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11489293
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plug module and a receptacle module received in a receptacle cage. The receptacle module includes a receptacle housing having a cavity that receives a contact assembly. The receptacle module includes a receptacle latch coupled to the receptacle housing having latching features at sidewalls of the receptacle housing and receptacle release tabs operably coupled to a receptacle release actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Nitish Balakrishnan, Michael John Phillips, Christopher David Ritter
  • Patent number: 11489294
    Abstract: A connection module includes a first assembly and a second assembly. The first assembly has a rest portion for resting thereon an exposed portion of a covered electrical wire for differential signal transmission. A cable accommodates the covered electrical wire in a jacket. The exposed portion is not covered with the jacket, exposing a covering of the covered electrical wire. The second assembly has a presser portion pressing the exposed portion rested on the rest portion against the rest portion. A position of the exposed portion is determined by combining the first assembly with the second assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G. K.
    Inventor: Kentaro Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11476609
    Abstract: An electrical connector system for electrically and mechanically connecting with a component in a motor vehicle is disclosed. The connector system includes a motor vehicle component and a male connector assembly with a male housing that receives a male terminal. This terminal includes a receiver and side walls with a contact arm that extends across an aperture in the side wall. An internal spring member with at least one spring arm resides within the male terminal receiver. A female connector assembly includes a female terminal with a receptacle that receives both the male terminal and the spring member. A female housing receives the female terminal and an extent of the male connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Slobodan Pavlovic, Mohamad Zeidan, James Dawson, Brantley Natter
  • Patent number: 11476620
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electric connector, which is used for being electrically connected with another adaptive connector (socket). The electric connector comprises a first shell, a lock plate, a second shell and an actuating assembly, wherein at least one electric connection point capable of being connected with the other connector is accommodated in the first shell; the lock plate is relatively fixed with the first shell; the second shell is at least partially located on the outer side of the lock plate and can move between a first position and a second position, the part of the second shell deforms the lock plate towards the inner side, so that the lock plate is tightly pressed with the outer surface of an outer shell of the other connector for frictional locking. According to the electric connector, the locking and pressing frictional force between the electric connectors can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Xiaoping Zhu
  • Patent number: 11476600
    Abstract: An electrical terminal for use with an electrical connector which includes a housing for receiving the electrical terminals therein. The electrical terminals have transition portions and substrate mating portions. The transition portions extend from a rear face of the housing. The substrate mating portions extend from the transition portions. The substrate mating portions have substrate engagement ends configured to be inserted into openings of a substrate. Shoulders are provided on the substrate mating portions. The shoulders are in a different plane than a longitudinal axis of the transition portions. Wherein forces associated with mating the electrical terminals to the substrate are transferred through the shoulders to an insertion tool used to move the terminals into the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew G. Price, Galen M. Martin, Matthew Bryan Hitchcock, James Edward Gundermann
  • Patent number: 11462863
    Abstract: A plug-in connector element includes an electrically conductive contact element, a housing, a contact protection element, and a temperature sensor accommodated at least in part within the contact protection element. The contact protection element is disposed so that, between the housing and the contact protection element, access to the electrically conductive contact element is prevented for an object having a diameter above a defined value. The temperature sensor measures a temperature of the electrically conductive contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Kosmalski, Bernd Leonhardt, Maximilian Veihl, Martin Listing
  • Patent number: 11462866
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plug power cord, which includes a plug including a main body, a live wire contact and a neutral wire contact, and a load wire. The load wire is connected with the live wire contact, and a protector is arranged between the load wire and the live wire contact, or, the load wire is connected with the neutral wire contact, and a protector is arranged between the load wire and the neutral wire contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Jiangmen Changshun Mechanical & Electronical Co, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hongye Huang
  • Patent number: 11462870
    Abstract: A wiring board includes a wiring board body and a coaxial connector. The coaxial connector includes coaxial terminals and a housing. The coaxial terminals are arranged in row. Each of the coaxial terminals includes a signal terminal and a ground terminal. The ground terminal includes a tubular main body and first and second contact pieces that respectively extend from the main body and respectively include first and second contact portions in contact with the wiring board body, in a transparent plan view seen through the wiring board along a normal direction of the wiring board body. A part of the first contact piece of a first coaxial terminal overlaps with a part of the second contact piece of a second coaxial terminal adjacent to the first coaxial terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: ADVANTEST Corporation, Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Takahito Seshimo, Atsunori Shibuya, Masayuki Arai, Masataka Oyama, Shigeru Akiyama, Ayako Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11450996
    Abstract: A connector assembly for connecting a cable to an electrical component includes an outer conductor sleeve and an insulator element. The outer conductor sleeve has an attachment portion and a plug portion. The insulator element is disposed within the outer conductor sleeve, at least partially in the plug portion. The cable is disposed with a cable end portion at least partially within the outer conductor sleeve in the attachment portion. The outer conductor sleeve has at least a first wall thickness region having a first wall thickness in the attachment portion and at least a second wall thickness region having a second wall thickness in the plug portion, the first wall thickness being greater than the second wall thickness. The insulator element is at least partially disposed in the second wall thickness region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MD ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Rudolf Wiebe, Stefan Sperr, Johannes Eben, Matthias Plischke, Christian Kirschner, Andreas Hoisl, Sebastian Mirz
  • Patent number: 11450992
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a plug load management system having automatic and dynamic load detection, meaning it has the ability to identify devices that are plugged into outlets of a building and determine the location of the plug load down to the specific outlet. When a device is moved, the plug load management system can determine this change and update accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Thien-Kim Leckie Trenbath, William Cook Livingood, III, Amy LeBar, Bennett R. Doherty
  • Patent number: 11450987
    Abstract: An electrical connector including an insulating body, a plurality of terminals disposed in the insulating body, a first shell, and a second shell is provided. The insulating body has a front side and a rear side opposite to each other, and has a protruding portion located at the rear side. The first shell is sheathed on the insulating body to form an insertion space located at the front side. The second shell is superposed on the first shell and has a locking hole at the rear side, wherein the protruding portion is locked with the locking hole, such that the second shell is fixed to the insulating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Hui Su
  • Patent number: 11444407
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular connector assembly and a base station antenna. The modular connector assembly comprises a support and a plurality of connectors mounted on the support. The support is configured as a one-piece support and provided with a plurality of through holes for mounting of the connectors. Each connector is configured to be formed of a first component and a second component that are connectable to each other. The first component and the second component of each connector are located on opposite sides of the support, respectively, are connected to each other by passing through the through holes in the support, and sandwich the support therebetween, thereby fixedly mounting each connector to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yuanyao Zhou, Jin Liu, Hongjuan An, Yujun Zhang