Patents Examined by Nader J Alhawamdeh
  • Patent number: 10938138
    Abstract: An electrical contact terminal for an electrical plug connector for a safety restraint system is made from a single piece of bent and cut sheet-metal. The electrical contact terminal includes a mating end, having at least one contact face adapted for electrically contacting a corresponding counter contact of a counter connector. The mating end defines a mating direction of the electrical contact terminal. The electrical contact terminal includes a mounting end, having a mounting face adapted for being electrically connected to a cable end of an electrical cable. The mounting end defines a cable extension direction of the electrical contact terminal. The electrical contact terminal includes a shorting clip portion and an anchor leg, including a first abutment face. The first abutment face is a cut face of the sheet metal a surface normal of the first abutment face faces in the cable extension direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Rene Lehmann, Peter Nuetzel
  • Patent number: 10931063
    Abstract: A high-speed connector assembly, a socket connector and a grounding plate are disclosed in the present invention. The grounding plate disposes multiple grounding arms and multiple shielding pieces, which are arranged in a serpentine pattern for surrounding front mating portions of each pair of differential signal socket terminals to be in a U-shaped state, thereby providing electromagnetic shielding. The grounding plate further disposes multiple spring fingers, which can be used to connect adjacent grounding plates for forming a common grounding path, and further reducing signal crosstalk of adjacent differential pairs. The grounding plate of the present invention can further contact with a corresponding shielding shell of a plug connector to form a complete grounding path, and ensure more stable and reliable signal transmission quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OUPIIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 10926594
    Abstract: A cable system for a truck trailer for reducing the number and/or size of wiring in a commercial trailer cable system from seven to four, three, or two, while also facilitating bidirectional communication with all connected electronic devices in the trailer. The cable system has a ground cable, a power cable, and zero, one or two additional communication cables that may carry analog and/or digital communications between the control circuit and components of the trailer such as turn signal lamps, brake lamps, backup cameras, environmental sensors, and the like. A transformer for increasing the voltage on the power cable is disclosed, allowing the power and ground cables to be smaller without reducing power delivered to the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Grote Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Slade, Sankalp Pampattiwar, Cesar Perez-Bolivar
  • Patent number: 10923843
    Abstract: A cabled receptacle connector includes a receptacle housing and a cable assembly received in the receptacle housing. The cable assembly includes a support frame supporting first and second mating contacts have mating ends for electrical connection with a pluggable module. The cable assembly includes cables with conductors electrically connected to the first mating contacts. The cable assembly includes jumper contacts coupled to the support frame electrically connected to the second mating contacts. The jumper contacts include mounting ends mounted to a host circuit board. First electrical paths are defined between the pluggable module and a remote electrical component by the first mating contacts and the cable conductors. Second electrical paths are defined between the pluggable module and the host circuit board by the second mating contacts and the jumper contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Brandon Michael Matthews, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10923848
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a modular barrel contact system suitable for use with a variety of electrical connectors. The contact system includes a barrel having an opening extending therethrough and designed to receive an electrical contact and a wire. When the barrel is crimped, the contact and wire are brought together with improved mechanical strength and electrical performance. The barrel includes features for securely inserting and retaining the contact system within a housing of the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Luis Ortega, Sara Cook, Bruce Lane
  • Patent number: 10923854
    Abstract: A connector body includes mating guide parts formed on each longitudinal end and mating with counterpart mating guide parts formed on both longitudinal ends of a counterpart connector body of a counterpart connector. Each reinforcing bracket includes a pair of left/right slide guides disposed on the mating guide parts and being engageable with a pair of left/right slide engagement parts of a counterpart reinforcing bracket mounted to a counterpart mating guide part. One reinforcing bracket further includes a receiving member capable of emerging/submerging. When the counterpart mating guide part is mated with the mating guide part, the receiving member submerges. When the slide engagement part engages with the slide guide and the counterpart mating guide part slides on the mating guide part, the receiving member emerges and latches the counterpart mating guide part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daiki Tanaka, Yuji Naito, Mei Naito, Shigetoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10916897
    Abstract: A wiring harness assembly for serviceably housing an electrical fuse includes at least one electrical cable, a wiring harness plug mounted to the cable and including a first electrical connector, a first terminal having a mounting end for receiving an energized stud and at least one first fuse contacting end, at least one second terminal including a second electrical connector and a second fuse contacting end, and a terminal housing including a main body defining a first cavity and a receptacle defining a second cavity, wherein the first fuse contacting end of the first terminal and the second fuse contacting end of the second terminal are positioned within the first cavity, and wherein the receptacle is configured to receive the wiring harness plug including the first electrical connector with the first and second electrical connectors engaging each other in electrical communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AEES Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Ramunno, Todd Wisneski
  • Patent number: 10910775
    Abstract: A drive element for an electrical connector comprises a gear wheel and an overload coupler. The overload coupler is between the gear wheel and a hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Listing, Dominik Heiss, Ralf Schwan, Thomas Mueller, Michael Schecker
  • Patent number: 10903607
    Abstract: An electronic unit is provided. The electronic unit includes a circuit board provided with an electronic component and a terminal, a terminal holder fixed to the circuit board and holding the terminal, a first casing assembled so as to abut on the terminal holder, and a second casing assembled to the first casing so as to sandwich the terminal holder between the first casing and the second casing, and configured to maintain a state where the terminal holder and the first casing abut on each other by being engaged with the first casing so as to restrict movement of the first casing away from the terminal holder and by elastically pressing the terminal holder against the first casing through a pressing piece extending from the second casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kuratani
  • Patent number: 10897095
    Abstract: A terminal cover (10) protects a terminal fitting (12) that has a barrel (18) crimped to a wire (W). The terminal cover (10) includes an accommodating portion (20) having a front opening (22), and the barrel (18) is accommodated in the accommodating portion (20). A lid (16) covers the front opening (22) of the accommodating portion (20), and two pressing portions (34) project obliquely toward the barrel (18) from opposed left and right inner wall (32A, 32B). The pressing portions (34) resiliently contact sides (18A, 18B) of the barrel (18). Each pressing portion (34) has a tapered end (38) inclined toward the front opening (22), and the tapered ends (38) resiliently contact the sides (18A, 18B) of the barrel (18). The barrel (18) is pushed toward the front opening (22) and sandwiched between the lid (16) and the pressing portions (34) by reaction forces of the pressing portions (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Naoki Hikota
  • Patent number: 10886679
    Abstract: A retrofit receptacle assembly includes one or more receptacle housing members, each having an inner portion which extends outwardly beyond the housing member defining an asymmetrical opening therebetween to secure a male connector. The inner portion includes openings to secure electrical prong members from the male connector. Electrical connectors extend from the inner portion to electrical power lines from a dockside power pedestal. A mounting assembly portion of the retrofit receptacle assembly secures the receptacle to the dockside power pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Smartplug Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Teofilo W. Hurtado
  • Patent number: 10886640
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing having a receiving passage and a conductive terminal inserted and removably mounted in the receiving passage in an insertion direction. The conductive terminal includes a body portion having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, a clamping portion disposed at the first end of the body portion and configured to clamp a wire of a cable, and a spring locking portion disposed on the body portion and obliquely extending from the body portion in a direction away from the body portion toward the second end. The locking portion is configured to engage a bottom wall of the receiving passage. The engagement of the locking portion with the bottom wall of the receiving passage is released by driving the locking portion with an external tool inserted in the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Ming Shi, Xiaozhi Fu, Dingbing Fan, Hongtao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10886650
    Abstract: A connector includes a pushing member having a projection, and a contact made of a conductive material and having a projection accommodating portion of recess shape into which the projection is to be inserted, the projection having a protruding portion that is situated in a lateral surface of the projection with protruding from the lateral surface of the projection and approaches an inner surface of the projection accommodating portion when the projection is inserted into the projection accommodating portion, and a gap forming portion that is situated in the lateral surface of the projection around the protruding portion and forms a predetermined gap between the gap forming portion and the inner surface of the projection accommodating portion when the projection is inserted into the projection accommodating portion, the predetermined gap being wider than a distance between the protruding portion and the inner surface of the projection accommodating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsuya Komoto, Seiya Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10886665
    Abstract: A service plug includes a first connector housing that accommodates a first terminal, a second connector housing that accommodates a second terminal, and a lever that is rotatably provided about a rotation shaft of the second connector housing, that has a cam groove into which a cam pin of the first connector housing is engaged, and that brings the second connector housing into a disengagement state when the lever is in a first operation position and brings the second connector housing into an engagement state when the lever is in a second operation position. The lever has a stopping wall at a terminal end of the cam groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Go Yamada, Osamu Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10886666
    Abstract: A connector includes at least one ground contact, at least one signal contact, and a member disposed near the at least one ground contact. The member is made of a magnetic conductivity material or a low electrical conductivity metal. An insulation body is provided for housing the at least one ground contact and the at least one signal contact. The member may be arranged at least one of on or within the insulation body for reducing resonance energy generated by the at least one signal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Peng, Fengping Xu
  • Patent number: 10879630
    Abstract: A conductor connection terminal, having an insulating-material housing, a spring-force clamping connection point, which is disposed in the insulating-material housing and which has a clamping spring, and comprising a pivotably mounted actuating lever for actuating the clamping spring, wherein the actuating lever is movable from a closed position to an open position and vice versa, wherein the actuating lever has a driver element for deflecting a clamping leg of the clamping spring in order to open a clamping point of the conductor connection terminal, which clamping point is formed with the clamping leg, wherein the conductor connection terminal has at least one spring-holding element, which is not disposed on the actuating lever, for holding the clamping leg in the open position, such that the actuating lever is not loaded with the restoring force of the clamping spring when the clamping point is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Mastel
  • Patent number: 10868380
    Abstract: A connector includes a pushing member having a projection, and a contact having a projection accommodating portion, the projection accommodating portion having a protruding portion that is situated in an inner surface of the projection accommodating portion with protruding from the inner surface of the projection accommodating portion toward an inside of the projection accommodating portion and approaches a lateral surface of the projection when the projection is inserted into the projection accommodating portion, and a gap forming portion that is situated in the inner surface of the projection accommodating portion around the protruding portion and forms a predetermined gap between the gap forming portion and the lateral surface of the projection when the projection is inserted into the projection accommodating portion, the predetermined gap being wider than a distance between the protruding portion and the lateral surface of the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Tetsuya Komoto, Keisuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10868388
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multifunctional high-voltage connector and a battery product. The multifunctional high-voltage connector comprises a pedestal and an upper cover detachably assembled with the pedestal. The upper cover comprises: an outer shell having a first oblique-port portion; and an inner shell fixed at an inner side of the outer shell and provided with a first guide portion; the pedestal comprising: an outer base having a second oblique-port portion; and an inner base fixed at an inner side of the outer base and provided with a second guide portion. The first oblique-port portion of the outer shell cooperates with the second oblique-port portion of the outer base, and the first guide portion of the inner shell cooperates with the second guide portion of the inner base. The battery product comprises the multifunctional high-voltage connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Jianwei Li, Libing Chan, Linggang Zhou, Zhiqin Weng, Shengshen Ruan, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10855041
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical to electrical converter, which comprises an optical transmission unit, an electrical transmission unit and a rotating mechanism. The optical transmission unit is connected to the electrical transmission unit via the rotating unit, and the optical transmission unit and the electrical transmission unit can be rotated relative to each other by the rotating mechanism. Further, the electrical transmission unit is able to connect to a system end, such as a computer, and perform electrical signal transmission with the system end (computer), thereby enabling the system end (computer) having an optical transmission function via the optical to electrical converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OPTOMEDIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Hui-Tsuo Chou, Pei-Hsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10845773
    Abstract: A selector is provided for configuring field devices in a control system. A set of pins is connected to the field device. The field device configuration can be changed by interconnecting different pins in the pin set. Multiple pin selectors are provided with different arrangements of connectors for interconnecting the pins. Thus, the field device may be easily configured by connecting a particular pin selector onto the pins that matches the desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: David Mielnik, Richard Ogorek