Patents Examined by Justin M Kratt
  • Patent number: 10971837
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a substrate and multiple terminals. The substrate is provided with multiple accommodating holes running through the substrate vertically. A shielding member is provided on a lower surface of the substrate. The terminals are correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating holes respectively. The terminals include multiple signal terminals and at least one ground terminal. An interval exists between the ground terminal and the shielding member. The ground terminal has a conducting portion extending downward out of a corresponding accommodating hole. The conducting portion is soldered to a main circuit board through a solder, and the solder is in contact with the conducting portion and the shielding member. According to the present invention, the conducting portion of the ground terminal is connected with the shielding member through the solder, thereby reducing a spurious charge, reducing the capacitance, and improving a high frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 10971865
    Abstract: A cable with terminals in the present disclosure includes a shielded cable (80) and an outer conductor (40). The shielded cable (80) includes wires (81) and a shield. The outer conductor (40) includes a tube. The tube collectively covers the outer peripheries of the wires (81) exposed from the shield, and includes a first cover and a second cover. The first cover covers the wires from a first side, and the second cover covers the wires from a second side opposite to the first side with clearances (S) defined between the first and second covers. At least one of the first and second covers includes leakage suppressing portions (58). The leakage suppressing portions (58) extend toward a wire arrangement area (48) where the wires (81) are arranged in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Yusuke Kojima
  • Patent number: 10973124
    Abstract: An adapter for mating with a receptacle comprises a cylindrical outer conductor, a columnar center conductor disposed in the outer conductor, and an insulator disposed between the outer conductor and the center conductor. The outer conductor has a recess in an inner wall at a first end of the outer conductor. The insulator electrically isolates the outer conductor from the center conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhigang Song, Lin Ni, Jlahui Chen, Yunhe Wang, Songhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10958027
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connection box according to which it is possible to suppress the occurrence of mistakes in a manufacturing process, and it is possible to reliably prevent the occurrence of faulty products. The electrical connection box to be used in a vehicle includes a terminal having an inner-fitting plate portion that is fit into and held in a slit of a holding member; and multiple substrate connection portions that protrude along a surface of the inner-fitting plate portion from one side edge of the inner-fitting plate portion. The terminal has a shape that is asymmetrical in a direction in which the multiple substrate connection portions are arranged side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoma Hamada, Akihiro Oda, Masakazu Okumura, Tatsuya Daidoji, Noriko Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10958010
    Abstract: Disclosed is a holding frame for accommodating a circuit board, wherein the holding frame has a substantially rectangular basic shape and has two holding arms sticking out perpendicularly from the frame plane, each holding arm having a groove in which the circuit board can be held. A circuit board can thus be integrated in a heavy-duty plug connector in a mechanically stable yet low-wear manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Lindkamp, Gert Havermann
  • Patent number: 10950976
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector assembly having a first connector part and a second connector part. The first connector part includes a lever mounted on a base body of the first connector part for pivotable movement about a pivot axis (C) between first and second positions relative to the base body. The connector assembly can be brought from a ready-to-mate state into a mated state by relative movement of the first and second connector parts towards each other along a connection axis and vice versa. At least one engaging portion of the lever interacts with at least one counter-engaging portion of the second connector part in such a way, that the connector assembly is forcibly brought from the mated to the ready-to-mate state by pivoting the lever from the first position into the second position when the connector assembly is in the mated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Chuansheng Ding, Alexander Schönfeld, Sebastian Griepenstroh, Dieter Riepe, Heiko Meier, Florian Hackemeier
  • Patent number: 10950968
    Abstract: A receptacle and/or a plug of an electrical connector includes a proximal body portion defining transverse alignment slots extending through a side of the proximal body portion for contacts. A plug of an electrical connector includes a safety disk. The safety disk includes a hollow stem having at least one prong slidably inserted through a groove and captured within a central axial passage of a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: James Douglas Fair, Eric Cheney, Vinod Manohar Shet
  • Patent number: 10950962
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting at least two electrical conductors featuring first and second electrical cables. The connector features at least one first conductor plate allocated to the first cable and at least one second conductor plate allocated to the second cable. Each conductor plate features in total a number of conducting structures with first contact sections which corresponds to at least the number of the conductors for electrical contacting of the allocated conductors and also second contact sections. Furthermore, the connector features a number of coupling elements corresponding to the number of conductors which are designed for electrically contacting the second contact sections of the respective conductor plate allocated to the respective conductor by bridging of a spatial gap between the first and second conductor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LISA DRAEXLMAIER GMBH
    Inventors: Fabian Schmidbauer, Daniel Wiesmayer, Florian Komar
  • Patent number: 10950991
    Abstract: A multiple unit charge cord assembly includes a housing coupled to a back side of an electronic device. A button movably coupled to the housing is urgeable into a releasing position. A first spool rotatably positioned within the housing is biased to rotate when the button is urged into the releasing position and the first spool is rotatable in a second direction. A second spool rotatably positioned within the housing is biased to rotate when the button is urged into the releasing position and the second spool is rotatable in a secondary direction. A first cord is wrapped around the first spool. The first cord is urgeable to rotate the first spool. A first plug is electrically coupled to the first cord. A second cord is wrapped around the second spool and is urgeable to rotate the second spool. A second plug is electrically coupled to the second cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Pasquale Di Palma
  • Patent number: 10944223
    Abstract: A connector (1) is provided with a plurality of connector terminals (2), a connector housing (3) and a flange plate (4). The flange plate (4) includes plate attaching portions (41) to be attached into an attachment recess (311) in the outer periphery of a connector body (31) of the connector housing (3) and a plate mounting portion (42) connected to the plate attaching portions (41) and projecting from the outer periphery of the connector body (31). The plate mounting portion (42) is formed with an insertion hole (421) through which a bolt (6) is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Michiyo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10944222
    Abstract: In a connector, a spacer includes lock parts and regulation parts. Each of the lock parts locks a first terminal in a first terminal receiving slot after the first terminal is inserted into a proper position in the first terminal receiving slot. Each of the regulation parts regulates deformation of a second lance toward a release position when the second lance is located in a lock position in which the second lance locks a second terminal in a second terminal receiving slot after the second terminal is inserted into a proper position in the second terminal receiving slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tooru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10938162
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulating body, having a mounting surface and a plurality of terminal slots concavely provided on the mounting surface; a grounding sheet, having a connecting arm and a plurality of abutting portions abutting the mounting surface; and at least one terminal, mounted to the insulating body along a backward-from-front direction. Each of the abutting portions is located at one side of a corresponding one of the terminal slots. An elastic sheet is located at an opening of one of the terminal slots, and is provided at one side of a corresponding abutting portion. The terminal abuts the elastic sheet. The terminal has a contact portion entering a corresponding one of the terminal slots to be electrically connected to a mating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chin Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10931038
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal-attached electric wire including: an electric wire having a conductor made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy whose outer circumference is covered with an insulating layer; and a terminal member made of copper or a copper alloy and attached to a conductor-exposed portion exposed from the insulating layer at an end portion of the electric wire. The terminal member includes a coating layer made of an electrically conductive material and formed at a terminal-exposed portion except for a place of contact with the conductor in a surface of the terminal member, and an oxide film of the electrically conductive material formed in a surface of the coating layer. The electrically conductive material is a metal or an alloy which forms an oxide film having a thickness of more than or equal to 20 nm in a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hasui, Yoshiaki Yamano, Hiroshi Sudou, Takayasu Sugihara, Misato Ueki
  • Patent number: 10931059
    Abstract: A hermetically-sealed edge-connect header that can withstand high temperatures, high pressures (or high vacuum levels), and high vibration environments, along with two corresponding connectors are disclosed. After brazing the edge-connect header components, the assembly is machined to form a slot with a portion of each of a plurality of electrical conductors removed in the machining process, resulting in a header with a high pin density. During the process of mating the first connector design to the edge-connect header, a plurality of wipers in the connector deflect, thereby causing the wipers to extend from the connector and contact the corresponding electrical conductors in the header. During the process of mating the second connector design to the edge-connect header, each of a plurality of wipers formed of low-mass, compliant metal wool, forms multiple contact points with a corresponding electrical conductor in the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Kellogg, Bradley C. Salzbrenner, Charles A. Walker, Michael E. McReaken, Marshall S. Klee
  • Patent number: 10923856
    Abstract: A receptacle connector assembly includes a receptacle cage having first and second side walls extending from a top wall to form a module channel configured to receive a pluggable module. The top wall is non-planar and has a shroud extending therefrom forming a cage polarization feature. The shroud has a first shroud side wall, a second shroud side wall and a shroud top wall forming a polarization feature channel configured to receive a polarization feature of the pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Michael Sharf, Richard James Long, Steven David Dunwoody
  • Patent number: 10916521
    Abstract: Provided is an electric connector, which is to be arranged between a connection terminal of a first device and a connection terminal of a second device, and is configured to electrically connect the connection terminal of the first device and the connection terminal of the second device to each other, the electric connector including: an elastic body having a plurality of through holes each being opened on a first surface and a second surface; and one or more carbon nanotube yarns joined to each of the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Hotta, Masatoshi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10909430
    Abstract: A card connector assembly includes: an electrical connector including an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals secured to the insulative housing, a shell covering the insulative housing to form a receiving cavity, and an ejector having a pivot; and a card tray removably received in the receiving cavity, the card tray having a front surface, wherein the card tray has a protrusion at the front surface, and the pivot has an engaging portion for ejecting the card tray, the engaging portion having a recess for receiving the protrusion and an ejecting end for riding onto the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10910779
    Abstract: A connector including a first connector and a second connector configured to face each to fit together. The first connector includes a first internal terminal including terminals along a longitudinal direction, a first insulating member supporting the first internal terminal, and first external terminals at two ends of the first internal terminal in the longitudinal direction. The second connector includes a second internal terminal including terminals along a longitudinal direction and that engages with the first internal terminal, a second insulating member supporting the second internal terminal, and second external terminals at two ends of the second internal terminal in the longitudinal direction. The first connector includes projecting portions that project further toward the second connector than the first internal terminal does in a fitting direction. The second connector includes recesses that accommodate the projecting portions and guiding portions, each being in a vicinity of one of the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma Amemori, Mitsuo Iwata, Yukihiro Kitaichi, Shingo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10892580
    Abstract: A connector is to be joined to a mating connector. The connector includes a terminal fitting including an electrical connection portion to be connected to a mating terminal of the mating connector, a housing including an insertion hole, the electrical connection portion inserted through the insertion hole and a rear holder attached to the housing such that the rear holder presses and holds the terminal fitting against the housing. The housing includes a reference surface to restrict the electrical connection portion, with a portion of the terminal fitting abutting the reference surface, from being further inserted into the insertion hole. The rear holder includes a pressing pin to press, when the rear holder is attached to the housing, the terminal fitting from a rear side of the terminal fitting such that the pressing pin is partially and plastically deformed and the terminal fitting is pressed against the reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Kanamori, Kohei Toyoshima, Kei Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10886669
    Abstract: A substrate connector includes an insulative housing fixed onto a substrate, a first terminal electrically connected to a first communication line of a communication cable in the inside of the housing and electrically connected to a circuit of the substrate on the outside of the housing, and a second terminal electrically connected to a second communication line of the communication cable in the inside of the housing and electrically connected to the circuit of the substrate on the outside of the housing. The housing includes a main body that is fixed onto the substrate, a terminal-retaining portion arranged in the inside of the main body, integrally formed with the housing, and retains the first and second terminals, and a shell-retaining portion including slit portions formed between the main body and the terminal-retaining portion and to which a shield shell surrounding the first and second terminals is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takakazu Takahashi