Patents Examined by Gary F. Paumen
  • Patent number: 10290974
    Abstract: A connector device includes a motor-side connector 30 including a motor-side terminal 31, an inverter-side connector 60 including an inverter-side terminal 70, a motor case 10 including the motor-side connector 30, and an inverter case 50 including the inverter-side connector 60, the connectors 30, 60 being fitted together when the inverter case 50 is stacked on and fastened to the motor case 10 using bolts 120. When the fastening of the cases 10, 50 is completed, a predetermined gap is ensured between opposing surfaces 36B, 80A of the connectors 30, 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishibashi, Tadahiro Fukushima, Takahiro Hagimoto, Tsukasa Aiba
  • Patent number: 10290954
    Abstract: An electrical contact terminal includes a base portion for positioning and retaining the electrical contact terminal within a connector housing, an insulation displacement connecting portion extending upwardly from the base portion and comprising a pair of spaced apart arms defining an opening therebetween for receiving and making electrical contact with an electrical conductor, and a contact portion extending downwardly from the base portion and configured to float when the electrical contact terminal is retained and positioned within a connector housing. The contact portion includes a first arm, a second arm, and an arcuate base portion. The first arm extends downwardly and includes a first end attached to the base portion and an opposite second end. The second arm extends downwardly and includes a free first end closer to the base portion and an opposite second end farther from the base portion. The second arm is configured to deflect when making electrical contact with a mating contact pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexander R. Mathews, Steven A. Neu, Steven Feldman
  • Patent number: 10290980
    Abstract: A plug device contains a first plug connector having spring contacts, wherein at least one spring contact is provided for the establishing of an electrical connection between a first and a second electrical circuit ground, and contains a second plug connector having blade contacts, wherein at least one blade contact is provided for the establishing of the connection of the two electrical circuit grounds. The plug device has an ohmic resistor provided at least in one partial region at the contact point at which the front end of at least one spring element of a spring contact of the first plug connector is borne on a blade contact of the second plug connector, the resistor forming a series resistor during the connection of the first electrical circuit ground to the second electrical circuit ground between the spring contact and the blade contact in the partial region at the contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ERNI Production GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 10283918
    Abstract: An electric terminal block having a block housing, two conductor connection elements, two current bars, and two additional current bar pieces. Each current bar has a connection portion, and first and second contact portions, each connection portion being paired with a conductor connection element. To obtain a reliable switching sequence when plugging and unplugging an operating or test plug, the terminal housing is equipped with two spring elements, each of which has a connection portion and an elastic contact portion; each of the spring elements is electrically connected to one of the current bar pieces; the contact portions together form a second contact region for receiving the plug, and being mutually spaced when the plug is not plugged in. The contact region of the spring elements is arranged in front of the contact region of the current bars in the plug-in direction of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Schyrocki, Christian Kloppenburg, Dennis Habirov, Wjatscheslaw Janzen
  • Patent number: 10283893
    Abstract: An electrical plug device includes a housing, a cover unit mounted to the housing and a plug module mounted to the cover unit. The housing includes a base wall, a slot forming wall peripherally extending from the base wall, an engaging-groove forming wall peripherally extending from the base wall and opposite to the slot forming wall, and at least one slot formed in the slot forming wall and extending to and meeting the base wall. The plug module extends into the housing and includes a plug member fixed to the cover unit by a fixing unit. The plug member includes at least one plug prong that is movably disposed in the at least one slot to pivot between a folded position and an unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CONNTEK INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Jui-Hsiung Wu, Chunxi Ju, Qing Fu
  • Patent number: 10276959
    Abstract: A contact for an electrical plug connector comprises a plug portion and a contact spring. The plug portion has an opening receiving a pin contact in an insertion direction. The contact spring is connected by at least one spring arm base to the plug portion and extends from the at least one spring arm base toward the opening in a direction opposite the insertion direction. The contact spring exerts a contact force on the pin contact perpendicular to the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Antonio Lehner, Rolf Jetter, Erik Glombitza, Uwe Bluemmel, Marcel Baltes
  • Patent number: 10276949
    Abstract: Provided are a connector and a blind mating connector including the same. The connector in accordance with the present invention includes a hollow body formed by bending a metal plate that is manufactured by press-processing a raw plate, a dielectric part built in the body, a signal pin passing through the dielectric part, a plurality of contact parts extending from both ends of the body, respectively, with a slit therebetween, a connection part defined in the body and at which both side ends of the metal plate are met and coupled, and an extension contact part bent and extending from one end of the contact part in a direction opposite to an extension direction of the contact part to face the contact part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GIGALANE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Uk Lee, Sang Min Seo, Hwa Yoon Song, Chang Hyun Yang, Kyung Hun Jung, Hwang Sub Koo, Hyun Je Kim, Hee seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10276989
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module enclosed within a metallic inner shell. The inner shell is formed by stamping and forming, and includes opposite first and second side walls in a vertical direction, and a pair of end walls opposite to each other in the transverse direction and linking the opposite first and second side walls in the vertical direction. Each end wall includes a first arm extending rearwardly from a rear edge and a second arm intimately located beside the first arm either in a unitarily folded manner or a discretely soldered manner. The second arm is located outside of the corresponding first arm in the transverse direction wherein the first arm forms a first mounting leg and the second arm forms a second mounting leg extending through an insulative outer shell which is overmolded upon the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cai-Yun Zhang, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10270200
    Abstract: A load connector is provided for transmitting electrical current, particularly for use in a motor vehicle. The load connector has a housing in which a metallic spring contact is provided for supplying electrical current from a current line. The spring contact establishing a force-fitting contact with a metallic flat pin of a corresponding connection when the load connector is connected to the connection. The load connector is characterized in that its housing is closed by a housing cap, on inner side of which has a contour designed such that the spring contact is form-fittingly secured in the housing by way of the contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Georg Eder
  • Patent number: 10263369
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a contact module having an insulative housing with a plurality of contacts disposed therein and enclosed within a first metallic shell, and a second metallic shell attached to the first shell and located between the first shell and the printed circuit board so as to allow the raised type mating cavity which is formed by the first shell. The contact module includes a metallic shielding plate with an oblique section. A pair of Z-shaped fixing columns are located by two sides of the oblique section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10263358
    Abstract: A connector module (100) includes a base (1) including a front face (101), a rear face (102) opposite to the front face, a top face (103) connecting the front face and the rear face, and a mounting slot (104) extending through the front face and the rear face; a first connector assembly (2) mounted on the base; a second connector assembly (3) mounted on the base through the mounting slot along a rear to front direction, and extending beyond the front face for being mated with a mating connector; and a block member (4) mounted on the base with a portion projected into the mounting slot to block a rear end of the second connector assembly to prevent the second connector assembly from withdrawing from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 10256591
    Abstract: A housing (11) of a connector (10) includes a base (11a) composed of a core portion (14) and an upper end covering (17) of a resin molded portion (15) covering an upper end surface (14a) of the core (14). Metal terminals (12) are embedded in the housing (11) penetrate through the core (14) and the upper end covering (17) in the base portion (11a), and tips (12a) thereof project out of the base (11a) from a surface (17a) of the upper end covering portion (17). First recesses (14b) are formed between the metal terminals (12) on an upper end contact surface (14a) of the core (14) with the upper end covering (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Misu
  • Patent number: 10256585
    Abstract: Multi-configurable electrical cable assemblies adapted to facilitate communication with and charging of electronic devices are disclosed. The cable assemblies comprises a cable extending from a first electrical connector to a second electrical connector and a yoke captively and slidably coupled to one end of the cable and rotatably coupled to an adaptor module at the other end. The adaptor module includes one or more electrical connector adaptors. The yoke can be extended or retracted and when the yoke is in an unconnected position, the adaptor module is rotatable to allow for selection of a desired electrical connector adaptor for connection to the cable. In one implementation, the cable extends from a male USB Type A connector to a male USB Micro connector, the yoke is captively coupled at the USB Micro connector end of the cable, and the rotatably coupled adaptor module includes two reversibly coupled electrical connector adaptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Griffin Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Wierenga
  • Patent number: 10249984
    Abstract: A grip for securing a power cord at a right angle thereby pulling a power cord at a right angle relative to an outlet includes a tube that is removably mounted on a power cord. The tube has a front end, a back end and an outer surface that extends between the front end and the back end. The outer surface has a slot that extends into an interior of the tube through the front and back ends wherein the power cord is slidably movable through the slot. A plurality of legs is attached to the tube and abuts a vertical wall that has an outlet therein to retain the tube in a perpendicular orientation with respect to the vertical wall. The tube retains the power cord at a perpendicular orientation with respect to the outlet to facilitate the plug to be removed from the outlet at a right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Rask
  • Patent number: 10249977
    Abstract: A connector of a wire harness includes a connector housing provided with a terminal and capable of being fitted in an attachment hole formed in an attachment panel in an axial direction, and a connector cover attached to the connector housing, the connector cover causing a wiring material connected with the terminal to be inserted into the connector cover and causing the wiring material to offset along an intersecting direction. The connector cover includes a grip portion formed in such a shape that the grip portion is capable of being gripped at a position where the grip portion is exposed in an insertion hole formed in an opposite panel arranged to face the attachment panel in an opposed manner in the axial direction so as to cause the connector housing to pass through the insertion hole, the insertion hole being located at a position deviated from the attachment hole in the intersecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Takuya Ishida, Shuhei Nakada
  • Patent number: 10249995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contact sleeve for an external conductor of a first connector of an HF plug connection which has a front-side region having at least one slot, wherein the slot has dimensions such that the front-side region closes itself when the contact sleeve is connected to a second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Manuel Pemwieser, Christian Anfang
  • Patent number: 10236610
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of upper contacts and a plurality of lower contacts disposed in the housing with a metallic shielding plate therebetween, and a metallic shielding shell enclosing the housing. The upper contacts have the signal contacts and the grounding contacts alternatively arranged with each other along a transverse direction. A plurality of wires are located behind the housing. Each of the wires includes an inner conductor mechanically and electrically connected to the corresponding signal contacts, and an outer braiding layer surrounding the inner conductor. A grounding bar is mechanically and electrically connected to all the shielding plate, the braiding layer, the grounding contacts and the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Lin, Hung-Chi Yu, Zhi-Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 10236628
    Abstract: A connector is provided which includes a housing, a terminal installed in the housing, and a shell covering at least a portion of the housing. A top plate part of the shell includes a cantilevered latch member, which is a plate spring shaped single latch member formed by cutting and raising the central part in the width direction of the top plate part. The latch member includes a pair of latch claws formed by folding both the right and left ends of the latch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Nobumasa Motohashi
  • Patent number: 10236641
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a main body defining a plurality of mating cavities each coupled with an LED located right behind the mating cavity. A plurality of contacts are disposed in the housing corresponding to each of the mating cavities. A translucent color ring is assembled upon a front face of the main body of the housing in front of each mating cavity. A holder is attached upon a rear face of the housing behind the contacts. The LEDs and the corresponding connecting legs are retained by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao-Bo Du, Er-Dong Ma, Peng Chen, Chun-Ming Yu, Guo-Hua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10236626
    Abstract: A plug insert comprises a base body, a receptacle extending through the base body, and a positioning element at least partially received in the receptacle. The base body has a plug side and an opposite contact side. The receptacle extends through the base body from the plug side to the contact side and at least partially receives a connector. The positioning element is accessible from both the plug side and the contact side and positions a contact pin of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Gregor Panitz