Patents Examined by Larisa Tsukerman
  • Patent number: 8915754
    Abstract: A connector having a coupler-body continuity member is provided, wherein the coupler-body continuity member electrically couples a coupler and a body, thereby establishing electrical continuity between the coupler and the body. Furthermore, the coupler-body continuity member facilitates grounding through the connector, and renders an electromagnetic shield preventing ingress of unwanted environmental noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah P. Montena
  • Patent number: 8858256
    Abstract: In an inner peripheral surface of metal collar fixed to a flange part of a power receiving side connector, a female screw is formed. When the flange part is attached to a connector attaching part from the outer surface side of a vehicle body, the flange part is fastened to the connector attaching part by a first male screw member inserted into the metal collar and a nut screwed to the first male screw member. When the flange part is attached to the connector attaching part from the inner surface side of the vehicle body, the flange part is fastened to the connector attaching part by a second male screw member screwed to the metal collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeo Mori
  • Patent number: 8858251
    Abstract: A connector having a coupler-body continuity member is provided, wherein the coupler-body continuity member electrically couples a coupler and a body, thereby establishing electrical continuity between the coupler and the body. Furthermore, the coupler-body continuity member facilitates grounding through the connector, and renders an electromagnetic shield preventing ingress of unwanted environmental noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah P. Montena
  • Patent number: 8790134
    Abstract: The connector includes an enclosure including insertion holes formed therein, into which tip end portions of coaxial cables provided with signal terminals and with ground terminals arranged at parts of peripheries of the signal terminals are inserted, and auxiliary ground conductors, which are retained by the enclosure, are electrically connected to the ground terminals, and are arranged at other parts of the peripheries of the signal terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Molex Japan Co., Ltd., Advantest Corporation
    Inventors: Nobumasa Motohashi, Akinori Mizumura, Toshihiro Niitsu, Teruhito Suzuki, Shin Sakiyama
  • Patent number: 8777641
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a connector, PCB for LED Light Bar and LED Light Bar. The connector comprises the weld legs and stitches fixed to the shell of the connector, and the weld legs are arranged on the side of the connector and are higher than the bottom surface. A PCB for LED light bar is provided with the installing groove for installing the connector. Because the present invention arranges the weld legs of the connector on positions which are higher than the bottom surface of the shell and arranges the installing groove corresponding to the bottom shape of the connector on the PCB, the bottom of the connector can be arranged in the installing groove, thus the protrusion height of the connector in the LED light bar is reduced. The LGP is not cut again when installing the LGP, thereby reducing the processing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: GuoFu Tang
  • Patent number: 8770995
    Abstract: A card connector comprises a housing, an auxiliary urging member and a card guide mechanism. The housing is provided with connection terminals connected to a card housed therein. The auxiliary urging member is capable of urging the card in a direction opposite to an insertion direction of the card. The card guide mechanism is provided with an urging member capable of urging the card in the direction opposite to the insertion direction of the card. The urging member and the auxiliary urging member are also configured to cooperate with each other to move the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yuji Naito, Mitsuhiro Tomita, Yoko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8771024
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting multiple photovoltaic bus bars. A casing includes first and second opposing walls. An elastic strip is bent into a bent elastic strip with a first leg and a second leg. The bent elastic strip is disposed between the first and second walls of the casing with the first leg pressing against the first wall and the second leg pressing against the second wall. The bent elastic strip is configured to hold at least one of the photovoltaic bus bars between the first leg and the first wall and another of the photovoltaic bus bars between the second leg and the second wall. The bent elastic strip may be formed of resilient spring metal with a thickness and an elastic modulus. The thickness and/or the elastic modulus of the elastic strip is/are configured so that the bus bars are inserted without requiring a tool to open a space and so that the bus bars are removed from the connector without requiring a tool to break the electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Vadim Shmukler, Israel Gershman
  • Patent number: 8758051
    Abstract: A connection structure for connecting a differential signal transmission cable to a circuit board. A differential signal transmission cable includes an outer conductor provided around a pair of signal line conductors via an insulator. Parts of the signal line conductors are exposed from a tip of the differential signal transmission cable. A circuit board is provided with a pair of signal pads and a ground pad. A shield-connecting terminal includes a main body which is crimp-connected to the outer conductor and a solder-connecting pin which is solder-connected to the ground pad. The exposed parts of the signal line conductors are solder-connected to the signal pads, respectively, and the outer conductor is solder-connected to the ground pad via the solder-connecting pin of the shield-connecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nonen, Takahiro Sugiyama, Takashi Kumakura
  • Patent number: 8727816
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of metal terminals, a connector housing and a spacer. The connector housing respectively receives the metal terminals, has a plurality of terminal accommodating chambers which are aligned in parallel therein and are partitioned with a partition wall each other, and has a first outer wall which is formed with a first opening and a second outer wall which is formed with a second opening. The spacer is inserted into the plurality of terminal accommodating chambers through the first opening so as to hold the plurality of metal terminals so that the metal terminals are prevented from withdrawal from the connector housing, and has a superposing wall which extends toward the second outer wall. The superposing wall superposes on the partition wall and a distal end portion of the superposing wall is located within the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Toshifumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8662908
    Abstract: A card connector includes a housing including an insertion part into which a card is to be inserted; and a switch mechanism including a movable terminal and multiple fixed terminals. The movable terminal is configured to deform elastically in response to being pressed by the card upon the insertion of the card into the insertion part. The fixed terminals are provided in a direction in which the movable terminal is displaced by the elastic deformation. The movable terminal is configured to be in contact with or out of contact with at least one of the fixed terminals based on the amount of displacement of the movable terminal according to the presence or absence of the card in the insertion part and the shape of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventor: Keita Harada
  • Patent number: 8657626
    Abstract: A electrical connector for terminating an electrical cable having a metallic sheath, includes a substantially tubular gland body having a central bore extending therethrough, a forward end, and a cable receiving end. A gland nut is rotatably coupled to the cable receiving end of the gland body. The gland nut is axially movable from a first position relative to the gland body to a second position relative to the gland body. A substantially tubular compression bushing is positioned between the gland nut and the gland body. A retaining element is positioned forward of the compression bushing in the central bore, wherein the retaining element comprises an annular body and a number of resilient tabs projecting inwardly from the annular body. Upon receipt of the electrical cable therein, the resilient tabs are configured to deform on engagement with the metallic sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Duval, Luc V├ęzina
  • Patent number: 8657632
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing having a rear wall of which a front side extends forward to form a tongue portion and a back side defines a concave groove in accordance with the tongue portion. The tongue portion defines a plurality of terminal grooves. A plurality of terminals each has a fixing portion fixed in a rear of the terminal groove with a rear end thereof further projecting into the concave groove, a contact portion disposed in the terminal groove, and a soldering tail stretching outside the insulating housing. A water-proof member is formed in the concave groove by injecting molten water-proof colloid in the concave groove to seal up intervals between the fixing portions of the terminals and inner sides of the rears of the terminal grooves. A metal shell is molded in the insulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Liu, Rui-Bo Zhan
  • Patent number: 8651882
    Abstract: An electrical junction box having a structure in which a lever of a lever type connector engages a connector hood and a deflection of a wall portion can be prevented without increasing of a resin amount. Latch projections protrude from a wall portion of the connector hood toward the inside of the connector hood. The latch projections engage guide grooves in a lever of a connector. A plurality of lightening holes are formed in the wall portion. The latch projections are supported on a solid part of the wall portion that is not provided with the lightening holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Kanazawa, Tatsuya Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8636534
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprises an insulative housing defining an inserting slot along a longitudinal direction thereof and a key lying in the inserting slot; a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing, the contacts including retaining portions retained in the insulative housing, soldering portions extending from the retaining portions and contacting portions extending from the retaining portion and located at two sides of the inserting slot; a pair of locking members disposed at two opposite ends of the insulative housing in the longituderinal direction and perpendicularly to the insulating housing; and a pair of the board-retaining members retained on two opposite ends of the insulative housing or the locking members in the longitudinal direction, the board-retaining members comprising board-retaining portions bending inward and approaching to the soldering portions of two outermost contacts along the longitudinal direction of the insulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8628341
    Abstract: A pluggable mechanism, disposed between a bearing board and a to-be-inserted board, includes: a gear wrench hinged on the bearing board, where the gear wrench comprises a handle and a drive tooth part; and a swing gear, hinged on the bearing board and connected to the to-be-inserted board, where the swing gear comprises a gearing tooth part meshing with the drive tooth part, and the to-be-inserted board moves with the move of the swing gear. A production board including the above pluggable mechanism is also disclosed. A subrack including the above production board is also disclosed. The pluggable mechanism has a simple structure, high reliability, good operability, no occupation of vertical space, and small motion resistance, and is suitable for board plugging requiring great force for inserting and removing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuang Li, Jun Zhao, Yao Li
  • Patent number: 8602824
    Abstract: An adjustable USB female connector includes a metal top shell, an insulated main body with connection pins which are compatible with USB interface protocol, and a metal bottom shell. The connection pins are fixed on the insulated main body. The insulated main body is fastened in the metal top shell. The metal top shell is slidably connected to the metal bottom shell, and the total thickness of the metal top shell and the metal bottom shell is variant. In a first orientation, the thickness of the USB female connector is the smallest, and the thickness is smaller than that of the standard USB female connector. In a second orientation, the metal bottom shell is pulled out, the thickness of the USB female connector increases and reaches the thickness of the standard USB female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen Netcom Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhixiong Li, Min Qin, Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 8591239
    Abstract: A connector system for Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing devices provides a means to detachably connect a variety of accessories to a sound processor, including batteries, earhooks, telecoils, auxiliary microphones, FM receivers, and input jacks for miscellaneous devices. The present invention provides an efficient and economical sealing connection, eliminating the introduction of sweat, body fluid and other contaminants into the connection area, which otherwise would result in corrosion and eventually disable the connected device. A wiping contact formed by a configuration of cam contacts and a flex circuit with a configuration of corresponding contacts is combined with a rotational engagement mechanism to create a vibration-resistant high contact density connector that is moisture proof when engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: William A. Dai, George Tziviskos
  • Patent number: 8585417
    Abstract: A top latching assembly includes a main body, a lug disposed on at least one side of the main body, a first elastic arm extended from an external side of the main body for carrying the lug, and a second elastic arm extended from an external side of the main body and disposed opposite to the top of the first elastic arm, and each second elastic arm can interfere with each first elastic arm to be apart from or proximate to the main body, such that the top latching assembly can latch a corresponding circuit board into the connector, so as to enhance the reliability of an electric connection between the connector and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kemax Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shin-Hao Chien
  • Patent number: 8568155
    Abstract: In an electrical connector for an electric vehicle, the spring latch is not sealed; instead, the connector body has holes allowing water entering the spring latch mechanism to drain harmlessly out of the connector. A forward-facing LED or other light source acts as a flashlight. Once the connector is connected, the forward-facing LED is switched off, and a rear-facing LED or other light source is switched on to confirm that the connector is connected and capable of charging the vehicle. The connector is produced by overmolding in a three-layer configuration, where each layer is formed of a material having advantageous materials for that layer's position in the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Damien T. Sebald, Brian D. Smith
  • Patent number: 8562365
    Abstract: In an electrical connector for an electric vehicle, the spring latch is not sealed; instead, the connector body has holes allowing water entering the spring latch mechanism to drain harmlessly out of the connector. A forward-facing LED or other light source acts as a flashlight. Once the connector is connected, the forward-facing LED is switched off, and a rear-facing LED or other light source is switched on to confirm that the connector is connected and capable of charging the vehicle. The connector is produced by overmolding in a three-layer configuration, where each layer is formed of a material having advantageous materials for that layer's position in the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Damien T. Sebald, Brian D. Smith