Patents Examined by Gary Paumen
  • Patent number: 9838761
    Abstract: An intelligent network patch field management system is provided that includes active electronic hardware, firmware, mechanical assemblies, cables, and software that guide, monitor, and report on the process of connecting and disconnecting patch cords plugs in an interconnect or cross-connect patching environment. The system is also capable of monitoring patch cord connections to detect insertions or removals of patch cords or plugs. In addition, the system can map embodiments of patch fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Ronald A. Nordin, Shahriar B. Allen
  • Patent number: 9831577
    Abstract: A board connector (M) includes a housing (10) formed from first and second separately formed moldings (11, 12). The first molding (11) includes a terminal holding portion (13) and a base-side peripheral wall (20). The second molding (20) is tubular and includes a tip-side peripheral wall (28) with a supporting shaft (31) and ribs (32) projecting integrally in from an inner surface of the tip-side peripheral wall (28). The base-side peripheral wall (20) and the tip-side peripheral wall (28) are assembled to form a receptacle (14) projecting forward from an outer peripheral edge of the terminal holding portion (13). A supporting shaft (31) and ribs (32) are formed integrally with the receptacle (14) and project from an inner wall surface of the receptacle (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayasu Fujii, Toshikazu Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9831578
    Abstract: A board connecting connector includes a board retaining portion and a terminal retaining portion. The board retaining portion is configured to retain or accommodate a board, and the terminal retaining portion is configured to retain or accommodate terminals. When the board retaining portion and the terminal retaining portions are in a state of fitting to each other, terminal portions provided on a board surface of the board and contact portions of the terminals contact to each other. The board retaining portion includes a fitting fixing portion and a board supporting portion. The fitting fixing portion is provided on a contacting side where the terminal portions of the board contact with the contact portions of the terminals, so as to press the board to secure therein. The board supporting portion is provided at a place other than the contacting side and can support the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Mizuguchi
  • Patent number: 9831569
    Abstract: A metal protective conductor connection element has a metal foot arrangement which has at least one first metal foot and at least one second metal foot for supporting on a support rail. The first metal foot has a first spring element with a contact region for forming a force-fitting connection of the first spring element of the first metal foot to the support rail and a second spring element with a securing region for forming a form-fitting connection of the second spring element of the first metal foot to the support rail. The second metal foot has a first spring element with a securing region for forming a form-fitting connection of the first spring element of the second metal foot to the support rail and a second spring element for forming a form-fitting connection of the second spring element of the second metal foot to the support rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ralph Hoppmann, Kevin Berghahn
  • Patent number: 9831593
    Abstract: A network jack assembly network connection identification system comprising an identifier receiving cavity extending inward from a surface of a plug body section of the jack and an identifier element designed for insertion into the identifier receiving cavity. The identifier receiving cavity is accessible through any of a sidewall, a top wall, a bottom wall, or a front wall of the plug body section. The cavity may include a lens enabling viewing of the identifier element. The identifier can be a partially or completely colored surface of the identifier element, a shaped feature of the identifier element, etc. The identifier can be a sheet of material, a pin, or any other suitable insertable component. In one variant, the identifier can be formed during installation by reshaping material designated therefore, such as a wax. Alternatively, the identification solution can be applied to a wall plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Shawn Tartaglia
  • Patent number: 9824837
    Abstract: This service plug (1) has a connection terminal part (49), and the connection terminal part (49) has a pair of terminals (8) and an interlinking part (9) that is tailored to the spacing between the terminals (8) and joins the terminals (8) together. By removing the connection terminal part (49) from a power-supply circuit, the power-supply circuit is interrupted. The interlinking part (9) includes one or more thin interlinking plates (20) that are removably attached to the connection terminal part (49).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoya Ooishi, Yukihisa Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9825384
    Abstract: A point-of-care system that can include a contact pad on a printed circuit board and a connector assembly for retaining a lead and positioning the lead in contact with the pad on the printed circuit board and with interfaces of a cuvette. The connector assembly can include a base component and a clamp component, where the base component can define at least one recessed track for receiving each lead. The clamp component can be secured to the base component to clamp the at least one lead between the base component and the clamp component without flux or solder. The connector assembly can be secured to the printed circuit board without flux or solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LifeHealth, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Kurkowski, Thomas Paul Brastad
  • Patent number: 9825380
    Abstract: An optical module includes an optical transceiver and the fastening structure wherein the optical transceiver includes a body, a plurality of first connecting legs extending along a first direction from the body, a plurality of second connecting legs extending initially from the body along the second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and successively along the first direction. The fastening structure includes a plurality of through holes through which the first connecting legs and the second connecting legs extend so as to be mounting to an external printed circuit board under said optical module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Hui Tang, Sheng-Pin Gao
  • Patent number: 9819125
    Abstract: A connector system is disclosed that can support high data rates over a connector with terminals on a 0.5 mm pitch. A plug connector can include a termination module that has a paddle card and a plug module that includes rows of terminals. The termination module and the plug module can be aligned via the row of terminals and pads on the paddle card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Steven George Sutter, Darian Schulz
  • Patent number: 9819105
    Abstract: A card connector assembly includes: an electrical connector for being mounted behind an opening in a housing of an electronic device, the electrical connector including a cam groove, a slider, a biasing member, and a cam bar coupled between the cam groove and the slider; and a card tray insertable into the electrical connector through the housing opening for moving the slider from the ejected position to the inserted position; wherein the cam bar has a push portion; the card tray includes a latch, the latch being adapted to be stopped by the electronic device housing when the slider is at the inserted position; and when pushing the card tray to move the slider from the inserted position to the ejected position, the push portion of the cam bar releases the latch for the slider together with the card tray to move to the ejected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chin-Yu Chen, Hendrikus P. G. Van der Steen
  • Patent number: 9819118
    Abstract: An electrical connection element is for a power connector. The power connector includes an electrical component having a number of first electrical mating members. The electrical connection element comprises: a housing including a number of second electrical mating members structured to be electrically connected to the number of first electrical mating members; a contact assembly enclosed by the housing and being electrically connected to the number of second electrical mating members; and an operating mechanism for opening and closing the contact assembly. The contact assembly is structured to electrically connect and disconnect power while the number of first electrical mating members remain mechanically coupled to the number of second electrical mating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Allan Juds, Paul Jason Rollmann, Jerome Kenneth Hastings, Kurt von Eckroth, Jeffrey Troy Johnson, Roger James Briggs, Kaushik Naidu Kona, Karthik Satyanarayanan, Abhijeet Rathi
  • Patent number: 9819109
    Abstract: A plug terminal includes a main body, a contact portion, and a connecting portion. The contact portion is extending outwardly from the main body, so that the contact portion and the main body form a clamping structure. The contact portion includes a first spring arm and a second spring arm. An inner side of the first spring arm includes adjacent first and second contact protrusions. The second spring arm faces the first spring arm. An inner side of the second spring arm includes adjacent third and fourth contact protrusions. The third contact protrusion faces the first contact protrusion, and the fourth contact protrusion faces the second contact protrusion. Accordingly, when a plug connector is mated with a receptacle connector, the contact area between the connectors can be increased by the plural contact protrusions to guarantee the stability of the electrical contact between plug terminals and receptacle terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Xiao-Juan Qi
  • Patent number: 9812815
    Abstract: A connector having enhanced protection against arcing during live or “hot” connection of a plug assembly to a receptacle assembly. The terminals of the connector, including the connection point of exposed wiring, are electrically isolated from each other with dielectric barriers built in to the connector, such as polymer partitions. Accordingly, protection against arcing is provided in a connector that is assembled fast and inexpensively, without need for a time consuming installation of wire and terminal coatings or sleeves (e.g., “shrink tube”), and with greater reliability. The connector can be used in a modular system for decorative lighting and having a controller module that is not hard wired to a light string. Use of the controller module independent of any of the light strings enables the controller to be used with any light string or with a replacement light string, in the event that the immediately connected light string fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 9812796
    Abstract: A terminal block assembly is provided, comprising a plurality of terminal blocks mounted on a common horizontal support member, including a supply terminal block connected with a voltage source, and a plurality of distribution terminal blocks connected with a plurality of loads, respectively, characterized in that the length and height dimensions of the terminal blocks are the same, but the width of the supply terminal block is greater than that of the distribution terminal blocks, and that the supply conductor contact arrangements of the supply terminal block are designed for connection with a supply conductor having a relatively large cross-sectional area, while the distribution conductor contact arrangements of the distribution terminal blocks are designed for connection with distribution conductors having a relatively small cross-sectional area. A conductive comb member extends transversely across the assembly to interconnect the electrical circuitry contained within the terminal block housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Adamczyk, Jörn Buhrke, Genadij Neumann, Andreas Rutz
  • Patent number: 9806439
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector and a grounding insert extending between an elongated hollow post and a nut interior and providing an electrically conductive path therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PerfectVision Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Chastain, Glen David Shaw, Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9806465
    Abstract: A connector system is disclosed that can support high data rates over a connector with terminals on a 0.5 mm pitch. A plug connector can include a termination module that has a paddle card and a plug module that includes rows of terminals. The termination module and the plug module can be aligned via the row of terminals and pads on the paddle card. A receptacle connector includes two rows of terminals that are provided on opposite sides of a tongue. The tongue includes impedance notches aligned with terminals arranged as differential pairs. Ground terminals extend past the differential pairs and along the impedance notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Steven George Sutter, Darian Schulz
  • Patent number: 9805894
    Abstract: A connecting apparatus is for connecting a first component to a second component in an interlocking manner. The first component includes a flexible limb having a latching lug which can latch with a projection on the second component in order to connect the first component to the second component in a releasable manner without using a tool. For the purpose of connection in a releasable manner without using a tool, the flexible limb runs in a guide of the second component, which guide allows the flexible limb only to move in the direction which is prespecified by the guide, and the latching lug and the projection are at a distance from one another in the state in which said components are connected in an interlocking manner. An electrical switch is also disclosed, including the connecting apparatus; a side wall; and a pole cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Katja Manthey
  • Patent number: 9803670
    Abstract: A connection arrangement includes a housing body having a connection portion, at which in each case at least one housing bearing wedge having a bearing face which is oriented at a wedge angle to an assembly direction is formed on two opposing sides; a bearing portion; and a clamping face which is formed on the bearing portion being provided at a distance from the bearing face of the at least one housing bearing wedge. The connection arrangement further includes a connection body which can be positioned on the housing body in the region of the connection portion, on which connection body at least one connection bearing wedge is provided, which has a bearing face which is oriented at the same wedge angle to the assembly direction, the bearing faces of the housing bearing wedge and of the connection bearing wedge being in contact with one another when assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Wendt, Ralf Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9806459
    Abstract: A plug connector part fix a plug connector includes a housing part; a plug portion which is arranged on the housing part for plug-in connection to another plug connector part; a latching element which is arranged in a movable manner on the housing part and has a latching portion that locks to the other plug connector part, the latching element being movable between a first, locking position for establishing locking between the plug connector part and the other plug connector part and a second, unlocking, position for unlocking the plug connector part from the other plug connector part; and a fixing device to fix the latching element in the first, locking position. The fixing device releases a fixing provided by the fixing device in the first, locking position by applying a force to the latching element that is greater than a predetermined fixing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT E-MOBILITY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Fuehrer, Robert Babezki
  • Patent number: 9806475
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a metallic base insert-molded with an insulative base to initially form a basic unit and successively with an internal PCB inserted in a frame structure of the metallic base to form an intermediate assembly with the reinforced mating portion thereof. An insulator is applied upon a front region of the intermediate assembly to secure the internal PCB and the basic unit together and commonly form a sub-assembly. A die-casting metallic shield encloses the sub-assembly and secured to the metallic base to commonly form the final receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Yao, Yong-Qi Wang