Patents Examined by Justin M Kratt
  • Patent number: 11517046
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a battery assembly and an electronic cigarette using the battery assembly, wherein the battery assembly comprises a main body and a cover, the main body is provided with a battery compartment with an opening, one end of the cover is rotatably mounted on the main body, and the other end is provided with a locking assembly, the end of the battery compartment close to the opening is provided with a limiting part, the cover is locked to the main body and covers the opening when rotating to the locking assembly to be fastened to the limiting part, the main body is further provided with at least one elastic assembly which elastically abuts against the cover when the cover covers the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Junwei Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11515675
    Abstract: The cable assembly includes a first wire assembly. The first wire assembly is connected to a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a shell and the shell includes an extension. The extension extends away from the rear of the connector. In one embodiment, the extension is integral with the shell. The extension includes one or more openings. The first wire assembly is bent in a controlled manner at first bend. The first opening in the extension maintains the first wire assembly in the bent position to maintain control of the radius in first bend. The radius is controlled to allow the first wire assembly to fit in a small space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Cinch Connectivity Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice Sun, Hecham Elkhatib
  • Patent number: 11515673
    Abstract: Provided is a connector module that is highly durable and that also allows easy position alignment with a connection target instrument while maintaining high shielding performance. The connector module includes a connector case and a connector inserted in the connector case. The connector includes a contact, a holder, a conductive tubular shell, a housing and a conductive shield case. The shield case includes a first member having an elastic portion and a second member in the form of a bottomed tube. The first member forms an elastic piece contactable with the second member. Fixing of the connector case to a main body case via a fastener member causes, in the connector, elastic deformation of the elastic piece, resulting in decrease in a gap between the first member and the second member, consequently in establishment of electrical connection between the first member and the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuhei Kato
  • Patent number: 11509090
    Abstract: A connector includes: a terminal fitting; a housing containing the terminal fitting inside and provided with a fitting portion inserted and fitted into inside of a hole-shaped counterpart fitting portion of a counterpart wall member; and a shield shell including a cylindrical portion covering, from outside, a projecting portion of the housing projecting from the counterpart fitting portion, a flange portion projecting outer than an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion and a fixed portion bent from an end portion of the flange portion and fixed on an end surface of the counterpart wall member. The shield shell is provided with a bent portion between the flange portion and the fixed portion, and a bulging portion including an inner wall surface positioned inside a curve of the bent portion at an end portion in an extending direction of a bending line of the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Satoki Masuda, Yasukazu Chikamatsu, Ayumu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11502447
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing and a shield shell. A terminal electrically connected to an end part of a wire is arranged inside the connector housing. The connector housing includes an inserting portion to be inserted into a mounting hole provided in a conductive case for accommodating an inverter and an outer arrangement portion integral with the inserting portion and to be arranged outside the case. The shield shell includes a tubular covering portion for covering an outer periphery of the outer arrangement portion and is electrically connected to the case. A shield-side sealing member seals between an outer-peripheral surface of the outer arrangement portion and an inner-peripheral surface of the covering portion. The outer-peripheral surface of the outer arrangement portion has a second intrusion suppressing groove provided over the entire outer periphery of the outer arrangement portion between the shield-side sealing member and the inserting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Yasushi Okayasu
  • Patent number: 11495900
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes an adapter connector and two end-connectors. Each connector includes a high-speed differential area and a low-speed area. The high-speed differential area of each end-connector includes an end differential unit. The high-speed differential area of the adapter connector includes an adapter differential module. Each end differential unit and a corresponding adapter differential unit include a signal contact and a ground shielding member. The plug-in parts of the two end-connectors, which are adapted with the adapter connector, are the same in structure, and of the end differential unit and the adapter differential unit, one is a male unit and the other is a female unit in corresponding plug-in fit. Due to the fact that the plug-in parts of the two end-connectors are the same in structure, when the end-connectors are plugged into the adapter connector, identification can be saved, and blind plugging operation can be directly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jinhui Fu, Xianjun Pan, Junfeng Yuan, Lufei Ma
  • Patent number: 11495901
    Abstract: An electric connection socket for relaying electric signals between a circuit substrate and an electric component includes: a metal housing which has a through hole enabling communication between the top surface and the bottom surface thereof, and on the top surface of which the electric component is mounted and on the bottom surface of which the circuit substrate is mounted; and a signal pin inserted into the through hole to configure a coaxial line between the inner wall surfaces of the through hole, and which is electrically connected at one end to a signal path first pad electrode of the circuit substrate and is electrically connected at the other end to a signal path terminal of the electric component. On the bottom surface, the metal housing has a ground connection unit which contacts a second pad electrode for grounding formed on the circuit substrate and which grounds the metal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Narumi
  • Patent number: 11495907
    Abstract: Provided are a receptacle connector configured to avoid damage to conductors of the receptacle connector. The receptacle connector includes a plurality of connection terminals, a mold structure which comprises a front part exposing each of the connection terminals and a support part disposed on a rear end of the front part and surrounding each of the connection terminals, and a shield which is disposed on the support part and comprises a conductive material, wherein the support part comprises a flat part which includes a surface along which the shield extends and a protruding part which protrudes from the surface of the flat part and is disposed in front of a front end of the shield. The protruding part is configured to avoid damage to conductors of the receptacle when a plug is mated to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Seon Gyun Baek, Jae Hong Park, Yusuf Cinar, Han Hong Lee
  • Patent number: 11489290
    Abstract: A data connector adapter includes a plug body having first and second plug connection ends, an electrically conductive plug shield and a contact carrier. The first and second plug connection ends respectively have first and second plug contact connection patterns for connecting first and second data connectors. The contact carrier is arranged between the plug connection ends and carries two first contacts and two second contacts respectively forming the first and second plug contact connection patterns. One of the first contacts in each case is electrically conductively connected to one of the second contacts via a contact connection section. The first and second contacts are surrounded at least in sections respectively by electrically insulating first and second carrier bodies having first and second dielectric constants ?R1, ?R2. Outer circumferential surfaces of the carrier bodies bear against an inner wall surface of the plug shield at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ERICH JAEGER GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Markefka
  • Patent number: 11489295
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly having a housing and a cover assembly. The housing defines a cable receiving cavity and includes a conductive connector shield extending within a portion of the cavity. The cover assembly has a back cover that includes an end wall that mates with the housing adjacent to the cable receiving cavity; a cable support wall extending from the end wall and defining a cable passage extending through the end wall, with the cable support wall configured to receive a shielded cable therein; and a conductive spring clip fixed to the cable support wall and having a first leg configured to be biased into contact with a conductive ferrule of the shielded cable and a second leg, on an opposed side of the cable support wall, spring biased into contact with the connector shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas Azad, David Menzies
  • Patent number: 11469533
    Abstract: An electrical terminal includes a base, a first elastic arm and a second elastic arm formed side by side by extending upwardly from an upper end of the base, and a protruding portion. The first elastic arm has a mating portion, and the second elastic arm has a contact portion. The protruding portion protrudes and extends from a first side of the first elastic arm, and the first side of the first elastic arm is adjacent to the second elastic arm. A lower surface of the protruding portion has a contact surface overlapping with the contact portion in a vertical direction, such that the contact portion upwardly abuts the contact surface. When the chip module presses downwardly on the electrical terminal, the contact portion can move on the contact surface, such that the chip module does not need to press downwardly on the contact portion with a relatively large pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chien Chih Ho, Zuo Feng Jin, Yong Jun Dai, Chih Kun Chen
  • Patent number: 11469538
    Abstract: In a connector assembly in which a connector that includes a ground terminal including a plate portion and a mating connector that includes a mating ground terminal including a mating plate portion are fitted to each other, the plate portion and the mating plate portion have plate surfaces that are parallel to each other, the plate portion is composed of a pair of U-shaped portions that are adjacent to each other, the mating plate portion is shaped to have a pair of projection portions forming a concave portion therebetween, the projection portions formed in a pair are respectively positioned in U shapes of the pair of U-shaped portions, each of leg portions of the mutually-adjacent U shapes in the pair of U-shaped portions is positioned in the concave portion, and protrusion portions of the leg portions are respectively in contact with the projection portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Junji Oosaka
  • Patent number: 11469552
    Abstract: A plug connector according to the present invention is slidably inserted into a receptacle connector, and includes a signal pin having one side in electrical contact with one side of a signal line of a cable; a shield can electrically spaced apart from the signal pin and surrounding the signal pin such that a lower surface of the other side of the signal pin is exposed; a first insulating member coupled to the signal pin to insulate the signal pin and the shield can from each other; and a plug shell surrounding the shield can such that the lower surface of the other side of the signal pin is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SENSORVIEW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Nam Kim, Kyoung Il Kang, Joung Min Park, Sung Cheol Cho, Jong Hyup Lim
  • Patent number: 11462862
    Abstract: A connector 16 to be disposed on an outer peripheral surface of a valve body 11 having a cylindrical shape is provided with a leg portion 17 projecting radially outward of the valve body 11, a receptacle 18 formed along the outer peripheral surface of the valve body 11 from a tip part of the leg portion 17 and fittable to a mating connector, a plurality of terminals 21A, 21B embedded in the leg portion 17 and disposed along the outer peripheral surface of the valve body 11 in the receptacle 18, and a locking portion 24 disposed between the plurality of terminals 21A, 21B and configured to lock the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Kosuke Sone
  • Patent number: 11462854
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a mounting flange defining a mounting hole extending therethrough that is configured to receive a threaded fastener and a deformable crush rib extending from the mount flange and surrounding the mounting hole is presented herein. A method of assembling an electrical connector to a panel including the steps of inserting a fastener within a mounting hole of a mounting flange defining the mounting hole extending therethrough and a crush rib surrounding the mounting hole, applying a clamping force to the mounting flange via the fastener, and deforming the crush rib via the clamping force applied by the fastener such that the deformed crush rib at least partially fills a gap between an inner wall of the mounting hole and the fastener is also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas A. Volpone, Terry A. George, William C. Lovitz, Eric Haverkate
  • Patent number: 11450998
    Abstract: A power distribution system includes a track having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends. The track defines a channel extending along the longitudinal axis. A plurality of power cables is positioned within the channel. The power distribution system further includes an electrical hub having a body coupled to the second end of the track. A plurality of wafers is supported by the body and stacked on top of each other to define a set of terminals. The set of terminals is electrically connected to the plurality of power cables. A power receptacle is supported by the body and electrically connected to the plurality of wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MillerKnoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian David Alexander, Peter James Keyzer, Jeffrey Dennis Roetman, Raymond Hugh Riner, Gordon Frank Chapman
  • Patent number: 11444396
    Abstract: Provided is a board-to-board radio frequency plug, including a plug body; a plurality of plug terminals and a plurality of metal spacers integrally formed in the plug body; and a shielding shell wrapping the plug body and the plurality of plug terminals. The plug body comprises: a body base; a body outer-wall formed by integrally extending upward from a periphery of the body base; an island portion formed by integrally extending upward from middle of the body base; and an insertion space formed between the body outer-wall and the island portion. The plug terminals extend on an outer periphery of the island portion, each metal spacer is provided between two adjacent ones of the plurality of plug terminals, and each metal spacers penetrates through the island portion and the insertion space in a perpendicular direction. The present disclosure further provides a board-to-board radio frequency receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yabin Ji, Fengjin Yu
  • Patent number: 11444405
    Abstract: A base of a connector defines an accommodation portion for accommodating a card-type device. The base has holding portions with surfaces directed to the accommodation portion. The holding portions hold held portions of terminals 40. Heat conductive members are provided on the surfaces of the holding portions. The heat conductive members are sandwiched between the card-type device and the holding portions when the card-type device is connected to the connector 10. In this way, heat conductive paths, which include the conductive members, are formed between the card-type device and held portions of the terminals 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11444414
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, an outer shield fixed to the housing and including a tubular portion, and a terminal held by the housing and surrounded by the tubular portion of the outer shield. The tubular portion has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end and the second end of the tubular portion open. The tubular portion surrounds a hollow space. The connector is configured to be connected to a mating connector by moving toward the mating connector in a predetermined direction relatively with respect to the mating connector. The first end of the tubular portion of the outer shield is located in the predetermined direction in the tubular portion. The tubular portion of the outer shield has an inner circumferential surface facing the hollow space, an outer circumferential surface opposite to the inner circumferential surface, and a distal end surface provided at the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shimomura, Yoji Miyazaki, Hiroshi Tanaka, Kazumasa Iijima
  • Patent number: 11431133
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electrical connector including an insulating body, a number of conductive terminals disposed in the insulating body, a metal inner shell enclosing the insulating body and a metal outer shell covering the metal inner shell. The metal inner shell includes a top wall, a bottom wall and two side walls connecting the top wall and the bottom wall so as to form a receiving space to mate with a mating connector. The metal outer shell includes a base portion and two side portions bent downwardly from two sides of the base portion. The top wall is provided with a rivet line, and the base portion is attached and welded to the top wall. The electrical connector of the present disclosure has a stable structure and is not easily damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Binquan Tang, Xiaoqing Zhang, Lijun Xu