Patents Examined by Hien D. Vu
  • Patent number: 10840641
    Abstract: A connector includes a second housing fittable with a first housing, a slide member movable relative to the first housing along a connector fitting direction, a transmission gear member rotatably supported by a support shaft provided on the first housing, a first rack gear portion provided on the slide member along the connector fitting direction, a driven gear portion of the transmission gear member rotated by movement of the first rack gear portion in the connector fitting direction, a main drive gear portion of the transmission gear member provided on a side opposite to the driven gear portion with the support shaft interposed therebetween, and a second rack gear portion provided on the second housing along the connector fitting direction, and movable relative to the first housing along the connector fitting direction by rotation of the main drive gear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Aoshima, Takao Murakami
  • Patent number: 10840640
    Abstract: A pluggable connector includes a housing, a handle, a rotating assembly, and a sliding block. The housing has a fastening portion disposed on a top surface of the housing. The handle has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion passes through the housing and is located inside the housing, and the second end portion is located outside the housing. The rotating assembly is rotatably disposed in the housing and coupled to the first end portion of the handle. The sliding block is movably disposed on the top surface of the housing and adjacent to the fastening portion. When a force is exerted to the second end portion of the handle, the first end portion of the handle drives the rotating assembly to push the sliding block, so that the sliding block is moved toward the fastening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Optoway Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Te-Shu Yu
  • Patent number: 10833445
    Abstract: A cable connector housing attachment for protecting and directing a cable including an anchor portion configured for attachment to a cable connector housing; and a cable guide portion comprising a base wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall each extending from the anchor portion in the direction of the cable from the cable connector housing, wherein the first side wall comprises a guiding edge opposite the anchor portion, wherein the guiding edge creates a non-parallel and non-perpendicular angle relative to the direction of the cable from the cable connector housing, and wherein the guiding edge directs a bend of the cable in a direction offset from the direction of the cable from the cable connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Stathakis, Robert J. Monahan, Connor L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10826209
    Abstract: An assembly device includes a first device and a second device. The first device is provided with a mounting slot. The second device has a through hole penetrating vertically therethrough. A buckle member is correspondingly accommodated in the mounting slot, and includes a base, a connecting leg extending downward from the base, and an extending portion extending obliquely downward from the base. The mounting slot is provided with a position limiting portion to stop the buckle member from being detached downward from the mounting slot. The connecting leg is inserted downward into the through hole, and is provided with a buckle portion extending in a lateral direction. The extending portion and the buckle portion are located at the same side of the connecting leg. The second device upward abuts the extending portion to drive the buckle portion to swing outward from the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Fei Long Fang, You Hua Cai, Hua Jiang, Zhi Jie Li, Jia Xu Yin
  • Patent number: 10821554
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a conductive member includes (a) a step of preparing a long conductive member provided with a cutting target in an extension direction portion, and (b) a step of firing a high energy-density beam at the cutting target while moving the high energy-density beam in a direction that intersects with the extension direction of the long conductive member, and also cutting the cutting target at, at least, a portion where the high energy-density beam moves, such that a dimension of the cutting target in a firing direction of the high energy-density beam gradually increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Satou, Masamichi Yamagiwa
  • Patent number: 10819068
    Abstract: A lever connector includes a first connector housing, a second connector housing fitted to and detached from the first connector housing, a lever rotatably supported by the second connector housing, a cam pin formed in the first connector housing, and a cam groove formed in the lever, pressing the cam pin by rotation of the lever, and applies a fitting force and a detachment force between the first connector housing and the second connector housing. The cam pin is slidably disposed in the cam groove. Further, the corn pin is disposed on a lateral side of a rotation center of the lever, and is disposed on a detachment side of the second connector housing relative to a line that passes through the rotation center and is orthogonal to an insertion/removal direction of the first connector housing and the second connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Motoshige
  • Patent number: 10811789
    Abstract: A connection structure of a cable and a terminal, the connection structure includes a cable including a core wire exposed from an insulating sheath, and a terminal including a base plate and at least a pair of elastic connection pieces formed to be capable of being cut-raised in the base plate, the at least a pair of elastic connection pieces each having a cable insertion hole formed therein. At least the core wire of the cable is pressed against and electrically connected to the base plate by elastic restoring force of each of the at least a pair of elastic connection pieces in a state in which at least the core wire of the cable is inserted in the cable insertion hole formed in each of the at least a pair of elastic connection pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10790610
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector for high data transfer rate, including a female element, a male element. The female element includes a housing, a plurality of sheets and a first shielding plate. The male element includes a base, a differential signal contact and a second shielding plate. At least two sheets are provided on the housing, and the first shielding plate is provided between adjacent sheets. The second shielding plate corresponding to the sheets is provided on the base. A signal pin is provided at a bottom of the sheets. The differential signal contact is provided in the base. The housing is matched with the base, and the signal pin is configured to contact the differential signal contact. The connector of the present invention improves space utilization rate in the longitudinal direction, assembly efficiency and fault tolerance rate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sichuan University
    Inventors: Wenqiang Li, Sitong Ling, Yan Li, Wu Zhao, Zhe Li, Mengkui Li
  • Patent number: 10790603
    Abstract: An embodiment of a connector housing for a circuit board may include a connector body to receive the circuit board, and a relaxation mechanism mechanically coupled to the connector body to relax stress on the connector housing and maintain the circuit board received in the connector body under a load which exceeds a load threshold. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Geng, Xiang Li, George Vergis, Mani Prakash
  • Patent number: 10784626
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plug and a sliding lock element. The plug includes an inserting portion, a cover portion, and a first sidewall portion. The cover portion covers one end of the inserting portion. The first sidewall portion is perpendicularly connected to the cover portion. A gap is formed between the first sidewall portion and the inserting portion. The sliding lock element is assembled on the plug. The sliding lock element includes a lid portion, a vertical extension portion, and a fitting portion. The lid portion slidably covers the cover portion of the plug. The vertical extension portion is perpendicularly connected to the lid portion. The fitting portion is connected to the vertical extension portion and extends toward the lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SPEED TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Sen Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Hsueh, Ken Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10777941
    Abstract: Provided is a connector having a reduced profile that is capable of facilitating confirmation of the mounting on a circuit board and, simultaneously, demonstrating a satisfactory noise-shielding effect. A connector (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a first connector (20) equipped with a pair of outer peripheral walls (32) opposing each other and a fitting projection (33) formed between the pair of outer peripheral walls (32); and a second connector (70) equipped with a second insulator (80) having a fitting recess (83) fit to the fitting protruding (33) and a second shielding member (110) supported by the second insulator (80). When the first connector (20) and the second connector (70) are fitted to each other, the first shielding member (60) and the second shielding member (110) engage each other are partially spaced apart from the first insulator (30) and the second insulator (80), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Horino, Genta Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10777945
    Abstract: A shorting block includes a first shorting contact having a first contact portion, a second shorting contact having a second contact portion, the first contact portion and the second contact portion may electrically couple the first shorting contact and the second shorting contact in a shorting position of the shorting block, a first activation, and a second activation contact, the first activation contact and the second activation contact may be inserted into the first shorting contact and the second shorting contact, respectively, such that the first activation contact and the second activation contact direct the first contact portion and the second contact portion away from one another to form a gap between the first contact portion and the second contact portion in an operating position of the shorting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Beth LaRae Corwin, Gerald K. Hein, Mike Timothy Strickler
  • Patent number: 10770838
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes a dielectric (10) having conductor accommodation chambers (17) laterally partitioned by a separation wall (15), inner conductors (36) individually accommodated in the conductor accommodation chambers (17), a body (11) made of synthetic resin, constituting the dielectric (10) and formed with the separation wall (15) and the conductor accommodation chambers (17), and a front wall (28) made of synthetic resin, constituting the dielectric (10) and mounted on a front part of the body (11) to close front end openings of the conductor accommodation chambers (17). The separation wall (15) is made of a material having a lower dielectric constant than the front wall (28), and the front wall (28) is made of a material having a higher mechanical strength than the separation wall (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 10770847
    Abstract: A high current DC dispersing and converging connector comprises a dispersing and connecting terminal, a sheath I, a converging and connecting terminal and a sheath II, the dispersing and connecting terminal comprises three connecting ends I and a connecting end II; two connecting ends I are symmetrically fixed to the connecting end II; the sheath I is provided with three inserting ports I and an inserting port II; the sheath I is sleeved on an outer surface of the dispersing and connecting terminal; the tail of the connecting end II is provided with an inserting groove; the converging and connecting terminal is an umbrella-shaped copper-aluminum terminal; the sheath II is provided with two connecting ports; the sheath II is sleeved on an outer surface of the converging and connecting terminal; when the umbrella-shaped end is inserted into and fixed with the inserting groove, the inserting port II of the sheath I is inserted into and fixedly connected with the connecting port of the sheath II; and a seal ring
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TI-LANE PRECISION ELECTRONIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Baojun Luo
  • Patent number: 10770849
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric device, especially to a connecting rod, said connecting rod comprises a conductive first column portion that has an interference fit with a busbar, said first column portion axially arranges a conductive second column portion which has an interference fit with said first column portion, said second column portion is located inside of said first column portion, a thermal expansion coefficient of said second column portion is greater than that of said first column portion. Said transformer has such advantageous effects, 1. the same overlapping length increases more conductive surface for reducing a current density to achieve low temperature rising of connecting part; 2. amount of material is reduced and save the social source; 3. the electric clearance or safety distance is increased, an electric safety of device is also increased; 4. a width of a connecting part is reduced, an occupation space of transformer is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Gong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10761576
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a direct-current power supply expansion card. This direct-current power supply expansion card comprises a circuit board, an input interface arranged on the circuit board, a direct-current output interface arranged on the circuit board, and a fixing insertion plate connected to the circuit board, the fixing insertion plate being used for fixing the circuit board onto a host case. The technical solution of the direct-current power supply expansion card in the present invention converts, by means of the direct-current power supply expansion card, a power supply of a desktop computer into a direct-current power supply capable of charging a hand-held device, thereby improving the convenience and safety of charging for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ORICO TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yeyou Xu
  • Patent number: 10763600
    Abstract: The connector structure selectively uses either a UTP connector or an STP connector. The UTP connector includes UTP connection terminals connected to respective electric wires of a UTP cable and a UTP dielectric having a pair of housing portions in which the UTP connection terminals are housed. The STB connector includes STP connection terminals connected to respective electric wires of an STP cable and an STP dielectric having a pair of housing portions in which the STP connection terminals are housed. In the UTP dielectric, at least a partition wall for partitioning the pair of housing portions is made of a material having a relatively high dielectric constant. In the STP dielectric, at least a partition wall for partitioning the pair of housing portions is made of a material having a relatively low dielectric constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio, Kimiyasu Okumura, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara, Ryutaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10756478
    Abstract: A terminal integrally includes a connecting portion connected to a mating terminal, a cover fixing portion that is positioned rearward of the connecting portion and fixes a cover of an electric wire including a conductor core wire and the cover covering the conductor core wire, and a conductor fixing portion that is positioned between the connecting portion and the cover fixing portion and fixes the conductor core wire exposed from the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Youji Kutsuna, Keiichiro Kurashige
  • Patent number: 10756486
    Abstract: A mating assistance device comprises a housing having an opening receiving an electrical connector in a direction of insertion and a locking device movable between an unlocked position and a locked position with respect to the housing. The locking device has a connector pushing element displaceable in the direction of insertion when the locking device moves from the unlocked position to the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Connecteurs Electriques Deutsch
    Inventors: Laurent Houry, Thierry Cassar, Christian Cavailles
  • Patent number: 10749294
    Abstract: A loadbreak bushing that includes a loadbreak trunk and at least one loadbreak leg. Opposing ends of the loadbreak trunk can include a first connection interface and a second connection interface, respectively, the first connection interface being configured to be matingly received in a bushing well. Each loadbreak leg, which can include a contact assembly having at least a female contact, can extend along a central leg axis from the loadbreak trunk to a third, or leg, connection interface, the central leg axis being slanted or diagonal relative to a central trunk axis of the loadbreak trunk. The third connection interface can be configured to be coupled to an elbow connector that is coupled to a power cable, among other electrical connectors, while the second connection interface can be configured to be coupled to a grounding elbow connector, among other electrical connectors and accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Robert Fong