Patents Examined by Gary F. Paumen
  • Patent number: 10693257
    Abstract: An implantable electromechanical plug connector is described with a plug part and a socket part, of which the plug part has at least one joining portion which can be inserted completely into a unilaterally open insertion opening within the socket part and has at least one electrically insulating surface having at least one electrode body (6) with a freely accessible electrode surface, and of which the socket part has, inside the unilaterally open insertion opening, an electrically insulating wall portion which laterally delimits the insertion opening at least in part and whose surface makes available at least one counterelectrode body with a freely accessible counterelectrode surface, wherein the electrically insulating wall portion of the electrically insulating surface of the joining portion of the plug part, in the state of complete insertion of the plug part's joining portion in the insertion opening, is oriented in such a way that the counterelectrode surface touches the electrode surface, wherein the at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Neuroloop GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Kimmig, Tim Boretius
  • Patent number: 10693261
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes: a housing including a base and a mating tongue in front of the base, the mating tongue defining a thickened portion at a root to the base, the mating tongue defining a pair of lateral locking sides; two rows of contacts with contacting section exposing to opposite surfaces of the mating tongue in front of the thickened portion and tail sections extending out of the base; and a metallic shield retained on the base and surrounding the mating tongue to define a mating cavity among the shield and the mating tongue. The shield is formed via a deep drawing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Hsueh-Lung Hsiao, Ming-Lun Szu, Chao-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10693267
    Abstract: A rotary structural body includes a rotation body that rotates in cooperation with a rotation shaft. The rotation body includes an engaging portion engaged with an engaged portion arranged on one of the rotation shaft and a transmission member that transmits rotation of the rotation shaft to the rotation body. The rotary structural body further includes a detector that detects a rotation angle of the rotation shaft in accordance with rotation of the rotation body and a support arranged on the engaged portion to extend across a circumferential gap between the engaged portion and the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuta Yamanishi, Kenji Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10686264
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector having, in one embodiment, a connector body or body member, a coupling element and a grounding bridge portion. The connector body is configured to be attached to a post. The grounding bridge portion is configured to maintain an electrical connection between the coupling element and the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Noah P. Montena
  • Patent number: 10686282
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, signal contacts, and ground shields. The housing has a base wall that defines openings therethrough. The signal contacts are arranged in pairs and project through at least some of the openings beyond a top side of the base wall. The ground shields project through at least some of the openings beyond the top side of the base wall. Each ground shield has at least two walls and at least partially surrounds a corresponding pair of the signal contacts. Each ground shield has an inner side that faces the corresponding pair of signal contacts and an outer side that is opposite the inner side. The outer sides of the ground shields have a lossy coating to absorb electrical resonances, and the inner sides of the ground shields lack the lossy coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Patrick McCarthy, Leonard Henry Radzilowski, Timothy Robert Minnick, Justin Dennis Pickel, Arturo Pachon Munoz
  • Patent number: 10686272
    Abstract: A contact element (1) for establishing electric contact between two contact pieces comprises a support grip (2) extending in a longitudinal direction (L) as well as a plurality of contact parts (5,5a, 5b), each of which has a first contact section (6) for contacting one of the two contact pieces (K1, K2), a second contact section (7) for contacting the other one of the two contact pieces (K2, K1), and a fastening section (8) for securing the contact part (5, 5a, 5b) to the support strip (2) at a fastening point (3). Each contact part (5, 5a, 5b) comprises at least one plastically deformable connection element (50) for securing the contact part (5, 5a 5b) to the support strip (2). The at least one connection element (50) forms an integral part of the contact part (5, 5a, 5b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: STAUBLI ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AG
    Inventors: Tom Kufner, Philipp Alexander Strehler, Fabian Hilti, Lucas Wirz
  • Patent number: 10680381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a retaining device for retaining a number of plugs and for arranging on a wall passage. In some embodiments, the retaining device comprises a number of substantially identically sized through-holes. In some embodiments, a modular element comprises an outer interface region for receiving the modular element in one of the through-holes. In some embodiments, the modular element comprises an inner interface region for receiving one of the plugs in the modular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Bernd Hagmann, Stefan Mayer
  • Patent number: 10680379
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts retained in the housing, a metallic shell enclosing the housing, and the magnets retained by the shell. The housing includes a pair of longitudinal walls and a pair of end walls commonly forming a mating cavity. The contacts are disposed in the longitudinal walls with corresponding contacting sections exposed in the mating cavity. The shell forms receiving cavities to intimately receive the corresponding magnets, respectively. The magnets are secured to the shell by spot-welding so as to not only assure reliable securement therebetween but also keep the completeness of both the magnet and the shell for superior magnetic and shielding effect thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao-Xiang Wu, Wei Zhong, Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10680389
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector is mounted within a metallic cage for mating with a QSFP module received within the cage. The contacts of the cable receptacle connector are arranged with two groups, of which one are connected to the printed circuit board on which the cage is mounted, and the other are connected to the wires which are further connected to a board-mount receptacle connector mounted on another printed circuit board on which the CPU (Central Processing Unit) socket is mounted. Each board-mount receptacle connector corresponds to more than one cable receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Terrance F. Little
  • Patent number: 10680359
    Abstract: A plug contact for electrically contacting a printed circuit board by plugging the contact into a contact hole of the printed circuit board, has two contact limbs which are elastic relative to each other, a terminal region, and a connection region. The connection region connects the contact limbs together and to the terminal region, the plug contact being punched out of flat metal material and bent. The plug contact ensures multiple plugging and pulling cycles without the inner wall of the contact hole being damaged by each of the contact limbs being a contacting region which contacts the contact hole in the plugged-in state. The outer contour of each of the contact limbs is shaped as a segment of a circle in a cross-sectional view in the contacting region, the radius of the outer contour being smaller than the radius of the corresponding contact hole of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Geske
  • Patent number: 10673164
    Abstract: An electrical connector for circuit boards whose terminals 70 have a first abutment portion 72 which, within a terminal retaining portion 63A, is located closer to one interior wall surface of the above mentioned terminal retaining portion 63A opposed to one major face of said retained portion 71 than to said one major face and which is abuttable against said one interior wall surface, and a second abutment portion 73, which is located closer to the other interior wall surface of the terminal retaining portion 63A opposed to the other major face of the above mentioned retained portion 71 than to said other major face and which is abuttable against said other interior wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Horii
  • Patent number: 10673186
    Abstract: An electrical cord having improved safety features comprises a plug having a body portion surrounding respective ends of first, second, and third electrical wires. A live receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the first electrical wire. A neutral receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the second electrical wire. A ground receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the third electrical wire. The body portion surrounds and maintains the live, neutral, and ground receptacles in spaced apart orientation corresponding to blades on an electrical plug. Multiple indicator lights are provided to indicate various states of the plug in which electricity is supplied to the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Solid Ground Cords, LLC
    Inventors: Lester Richard Gilliland, Davis W. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 10665968
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a housing having an accommodation portion and a through hole, a terminal portion disposed in the accommodation portion, and a plate spring portion that is disposed in the accommodation portion and, together with the terminal portion, holds a wiring member inserted into the accommodation portion through the through hole. A first side wall portion and a second side wall portion are formed in the accommodation portion of the housing, the first side wall portion and the second side wall portion facing each other in a direction that intersects with a direction in which the plate spring portion and the terminal portion hold the wiring member. A movement, in the intersecting direction, of a portion of the wiring member that is inserted into the accommodation portion is curbed by disposing the portion of the wiring member that is inserted into the accommodation portion between the first side wall portion and the second side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Otaka, Sadahito Otsu, Naoki Ueno, Osamu Yoshitake, Takahito Mizue
  • Patent number: 10665970
    Abstract: A plug contact for electrically contacting a circuit board by insertion of the plug contact into a contact hole of the circuit board, the plug contact having two resilient contact legs, a terminal region, and a connecting region which connects the two contact legs to one another and to the terminal region, wherein the plug contact is punched out of a metallic flat material in one piece. As a result, the plug contact only has a small overall height, and the two contact arms each have a first region and a second region which are arranged at an angle ? relative to one another, such that the two contact legs are bent approximately in an L shape, and wherein the two first regions adjoin the connection region and the ends of the two second regions form the free ends of the contact legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Geske
  • Patent number: 10658766
    Abstract: A direct clamp terminal for connecting a conductor in the form of a flexible stranded conductor includes a housing with a chamber and an insertion conduit for inserting the conductor into the chamber. A bus bar or a clamping cage is provided in the housing and a clamping spring is located in the chamber and acts as a compression spring for securing the electrical conductor to the bus bar or the clamping cage in the area of a clamping point. The clamping spring has a clamping limb that can be pivoted about a pivoting axis and that can be shifted from a detent mode in which it is locked in a detent position into a clamping mode in which it is released from the detent mode and presses the electrical conductor against the bus bar or the clamping cage. The clamping limb can be released from the detent mode using two different shifting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Herrmann, Constantin Classen, Karlo Stjepanovic, Stephan Fehling, Walter Hanning, Jens Oesterhaus, Marco Waldhoff, Herbert Fricke
  • Patent number: 10658769
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing, a circuit board, an electronic component and a fixing member. The casing includes a fixing pillar and at least one rib. The rib is connected to a periphery of the fixing pillar. The circuit board includes a through hole. The fixing pillar is disposed in the through hole. The circuit board abuts against a second top surface of the rib. A thickness of the circuit board is smaller than a height between a first top surface of the fixing pillar and the second top surface of the rib. The electronic component includes a first metal member. A first ground end of the first metal member is disposed on the first top surface of the fixing pillar. A gap exists between the first ground end and the circuit board. The fixing member fixes the first ground end to the fixing pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Shen, Chi-Jen Chen, Min-Wen Hong
  • Patent number: 10651577
    Abstract: An electrical connector is used to electrically connect an electronic component to a circuit board, and includes an insulating body, at least one first terminal and at least one second terminal. The first terminal has a base accommodated in the insulating body, and a first elastic arm extending upward from the base and at least partially located above the insulating body. The first elastic arm is used to abut the electronic component. The second terminal has a fixed end and a second elastic arm connected to each other. The fixed end is at least partially located above the insulating body and fixed to the first elastic arm, and at least a portion of the second elastic arm is located in the insulating body and is slidably in contact with the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien Chih Ho, Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 10651585
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a contact module essentially composed of a plurality of contacts integrally formed within an insulator via an insert-molding process wherein the contact module is assembled to the housing via two steps along different directions perpendicular to each other. The housing forms a plurality of protrusions engaged with the corresponding ribs of contact module in the vertical direction so as to retain the contact module to the housing reliably. All the insulator, the contacts and the housing are arranged in a staggered manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: FU DING PRECISION COMPONENT (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: De-Jin Chen, Xing-Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 10651603
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing having a mating direction, a width direction orthogonal to the mating direction and a height direction orthogonal to the mating direction and the width direction. Low speed signal contacts and high speed signal contacts are arranged in the housing. Ground bars are each disposed between adjacent two of the contacts. A support member is attached to the housing and engaged to the ground bars. The support member has a main body disposed along the width direction and fingers extending laterally from the main body. Each of the fingers being in alignment with one of the low speed signal contacts along the mounting direction. The fingers are positioned away from the high speed contacts to achieve better signal integrity and crosstalk reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol FCI Connectors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Abin Simon Kurudamannil, Biju K. Paul Kizhakkamparambil, Alex Babu Thuruthummalil, Binesh C. Devimandiram
  • Patent number: 10651583
    Abstract: A socket assembly includes a socket connector including a socket substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface, upper socket contacts on the upper surface configured to be terminated to an electronic package and lower socket contacts configured to be terminated to a host circuit board. The socket connector includes first and second power contacts. The first power contact is configured to be terminated to the electronic package. The socket assembly includes a power connector terminated to the socket substrate having a power connector terminal electrically connected to the second power contact. The socket substrate is configured to electrically connect the power connector to the electronic package through the first power contact and the second power contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Michael David Herring, Christopher William Blackburn