Patents Examined by Neil Abrams
  • Patent number: 10811788
    Abstract: An electric wire with a terminal includes: an electric wire including a conductor portion having conductivity and an insulator portion which covers the outside of the conductor portion and has a cut away or tapered portion at its leading face; a terminal connection portion electrically connected to a counterpart terminal; a conductor crimp portion crimped to the conductor portion; and a sheath crimp portion separated from the conductor crimp portion and crimped to the insulator portion. The sheath crimp portion includes a second base portion on which the insulator portion is mounted and a second barrel piece portion crimped with the insulator portion wrapped. In the insulator portion, the distance from an end on the conductor crimp portion side to the conductor crimp portion is relatively short, and the distance from an end on the conductor crimp portion side to the conductor crimp portion is relatively long.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10811790
    Abstract: A noise filter includes a filter circuit including a noise reduction element that reduces a noise component, a conductive first circuit connection member to which a first connection portion of the noise reduction element is electrically connected, and a conductive second circuit connection member to which a second connection portion of the noise reduction element is electrically connected, and an electric connection structure that electrically connects an intermediate connection portion of a core wire of an electric wire to one of the first circuit connection member and the second circuit connection member. The electric connection structure includes a circuit side connection body provided in one of the first circuit connection member and the second circuit connection member and indirectly or directly electrically connected to the intermediate connection portion by an elastic force indirectly or directly exerted on the intermediate connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yamada, Masashi Tsukamoto, Ryoma Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10797422
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing and a plurality of terminals. The housing has a receiving portion and terminal accommodation portions. Each of the terminals has a fixed portion, a held portion, a first spring portion and a second spring portion. The first spring portion has a first turn portion and a first coupling portion. The second spring portion has a second turn portion, a second coupling portion, an upper contact point and a recessed portion. The upper contact point is positioned in the receiving portion. The upper contact point faces in a first predetermined orientation. The second turn portion has a lower contact point. The lower contact point is positioned in the receiving portion. The lower contact point faces in the first predetermined orientation. The recessed portion is positioned between the upper contact point and the lower contact point in an up-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yusuke Obata, Hiroaki Obikane, Masakazu Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10797440
    Abstract: A connector assembly has a slidable locking frame used for unlocking latches on a plug connector and a socket connector. When the plug connector and the socket connector are connected and the slidable locking frame is mounted around the plug connector and by use of a lifting force moves toward a top side of the plug connector, the two first locking units of the plug connector are pushed outward by the two pushing units of the slidable locking frame respectively, and disengaged, or unlocked, from the two fastening portions of the socket connector respectively, and the slidable locking frame unlocks the two first locking units simultaneously to prevent a user from pulling the plug connector forcibly away from the socket connector before full unlocking of the two locking units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AMPHENOL EAST ASIA LIMITED TAIWAN BRANCH (H.K.)
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Chen, Szu-Ting Liao
  • Patent number: 10784623
    Abstract: A connector for connecting together rigid structures. The connector includes a stack of coupling contacts pivotably disposed within a housing. Each coupling contact is generally H-shaped and defines opposing first and second spaces. The first and second spaces are aligned to form first and second receiving grooves in the stack, respectively. The connector may also include one or more mounting contacts partially disposed within the housing. Each mounting contact has one or more fastening structures joined to a bar section. The fastening structures are adapted for securement to the substrate and the bar section is disposed in the second receiving groove of the stack of coupling contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Interplex Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Schneider, James M. Pick, Keith S. Maranto
  • Patent number: 10784618
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a transmission line with a foldable bracket, comprising: a first connector (1), a second connector (2), a wire body (3), and a support member (4); wherein the first connector (1) and the second connector (2) are connected through the wire body (3); the support member (4) comprises a connecting portion (5) and a supporting portion (6), the connecting portion (5) is disposed on the first connector (1) and pivoted to the first connector (1) rotatably, wherein the supporting portion (6) can rotate around the pivot. As a result, when an electronic mobile device needs to be propped up, the support member (4) of the transmission line can be opened to form a stable triangle structure between an edge of the electronic mobile device and the support member (4), to prop up the electronic mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Hongfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10777948
    Abstract: A modular extendable outlet assembly comprises multiple selectively removably couplable outlet units. The units comprise an electrical housing with a first end, a second end opposing the first end, a visible front face having a first electrical socket, a rear face having a mount wall with holes, and a sidewall enclosing a unit cavity. An electrical plug retractably extends from the second end of housing. The electrical plug has an electrical prong configuration corresponding to a prong configuration of the second electrical socket to mate with an adjacent outlet unit. A spool assembly disposed within the unit cavity operates with a spring-loaded spool member. An electrical cord wraps around the spring-loaded spool member, terminating at the electrical plug. A cord release switch selectively translates the spring-loaded spool member to rotate and extend in length, the electrical cord. A unit activation switch electrically couples to the first electrical socket for powering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Nishant Thaker
  • Patent number: 10741951
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket assembly having a socket substrate and socket contacts. The socket substrate has first and second upper mating areas and a first lower mating area. The socket substrate has first and second socket substrate conductors at the first and second upper mating areas, respectively, and third socket substrate conductors at the first lower mating area electrically connected to corresponding first socket substrate conductors. The first socket substrate conductors are electrically connected to an electronic package, the second socket substrate conductors are electrically connected to an electrical component and the third socket substrate conductors are electrically connected to a host circuit board. The socket assembly is configured to electrically connect the electronic package with both the host circuit board and the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Corporation, Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10734739
    Abstract: There is disclosed a coupling device for operations on live elements to attain equipotential conditions. The device comprises two conductive jaws connected to a preferably nonconductive handle. The jaws are adapted to be switched between a closed configuration, in which they are in mutual contact and surround an area adapted to receive a live element, and an open configuration in which the contact portions of the two jaws are spaced apart from each other. The two jaws have respective entry tapering portions adjacent to the contact portions and mutually converging to cause the contact portions to move apart from each other when the live element is pressed against the entry tapering portions, thereby causing the jaws to switch from the closed configuration to the open configuration against the action of an elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CARRARO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Rinaldo Carraro
  • Patent number: 10695852
    Abstract: An assembly of mechanical components includes a solder joint between two metal components. A mounted component is retained on one side of a support structure by a solder joint on the other side of the support structure between a retainer and a connector that is fast with the mounted component and extends through the support structure. The retainer is of sheet metal construction, so that a height of the solder joint is no more than the thickness of the retainer, thus providing a low-profile joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Teodor Dabov, John Bernard Ardisana, II, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Patent number: 10686268
    Abstract: A quick release connecting device includes an actuating retainer and a fixing member movably assembled to the actuating retainer. The fixing member includes a pivot portion and a pivot member movably mounted to the pivot portion; and the pivot member is coupled with a second object. The fixing member includes a limiting section and the pivot member includes a corresponding limiting section, such that the limiting section and the corresponding limiting section limit or stop each other at a specific location when the fixing member is moved or rotated. With these arrangements, the quick release connecting device can be applied to conveniently and repeatedly connect and separate a circuit board, a drawer, or a window to and from a corresponding rack, chassis, cabinet or window frame. The pivot member may be a pin that passes through a hole in the second object is retained by deformation of an end of the pin or by deformation of a portion of the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Ting-Jui Wang
  • Patent number: 10674771
    Abstract: There can be provided a device configured to impart flavoring to an airstream admitted the device prior to the airstream reaching an aerosol generator of the device, the device thereby operable to deliver a flavored aerosol from an outlet. In the device a flavoring reservoir may be arranged at least partially surrounding the aerosol chamber and the airstream may flow in a first direction while being imparted with flavor and in a second direction through the aerosol generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Batmark Limited
    Inventor: Helmut Buchberger
  • Patent number: 10680383
    Abstract: Embodiments of electrode systems having non-uniform spacing between electrodes along the axial direction for track lighting and other linear systems are disclosed. These systems may be used to provide directional flexibility for removable lighting fixtures with an asymmetric light distribution by providing a range of module position and angular mounting options. Some embodiments include electrodes which overlap continuously or at a series of discrete crossover overlap nodes to provide lateral support without external spacers. Electrode segments may be electrically and mechanically attached at overlap nodes to create extended two- and three-dimensional structures with localized planar areas. Embodiments with preferential bending regions provide additional directional capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Albert Rudisill, Daniel John Whittle
  • Patent number: 10680393
    Abstract: A bidirectional duplex electrical connector includes: a circuit board, which is provided with two sets of circuits; a base seat; a connection portion connected to a front end of the base seat, and provided with top and bottom surfaces respectively provided with two connection interfaces including two rows of electrical connection points electrically connected to the two sets of circuits, one pair of electrical connection points with a same circuit are electrically connected together through the circuit board, and a shape of the connection portion allows one docking electrical connector to be dual-positionally and bidirectionally docked; and a fitting slot provided on the base seat. The circuit board is fit with and locks the fitting slot. A combination of the bidirectional duplex electrical connector and a docking electrical connector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10673166
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts. Each contact has a retaining section, a mating section and a crimping section, the insulative housing defines a positioning groove communicated with contact-receiving passageways, the retaining section is provided with an elastic retaining arm extending backwards, a pair of cutouts on both sides of the retaining arm along a transverse direction, and a pair of limiting walls exposed in the cutouts and the positioning groove. When the contacts assembled to the relative contact-receiving passageways, each retaining arm is abutting against a rear inner surface of the positioning groove via a free end thereof to prevent the contact moving backwards, the electrical connector further comprises a retainer, and the retainer defines a plurality of limiting blocks extruding into the positioning groove and the corresponding cutouts, and the limiting blocks are abutting against the relative limiting walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD., ALLTOP TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yungchih Hung, Wangi Yu
  • Patent number: 10665976
    Abstract: A float connector for interconnecting printed circuit boards that has a contact assembly that includes one or more contacts and a holder therefor such that opposite ends of the contact are exposed outside of the holder. The holder supports each contact in a clearance fit inside thereof, thereby allowing each contact to radially tilt. One or more guide members has a one or more guide features corresponding to the ends of the contacts, respectively, for aligning the contact ends for electrical connection with a board. The contact assembly is axially moveable with respect to the one or more guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Hoyack, Joachim I. Grek, Owen R. Barthelmes
  • Patent number: 10665998
    Abstract: The present invention is a connector for connecting an electrical cable having cladding to an aperture in an electrical panel. The assembled connector has a spring, a shell, and a insulator along a longitudinal axis. The spring has a base from which two insertion tabs extend coaxial with the axis and the shell has two side walls to prevent over-insertion of the cladding into the connector. The insertion tabs of the spring have hook latches extending past the insulator that lock the connector in the panel, and the insulator has pressure buttons for flexing the insertion tabs during insertion and removal of the connector to the electrical panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HAMPTON ELECTRIC, LLC
    Inventor: Afshin Jafari
  • Patent number: 10658801
    Abstract: The present invention is a connector for connecting an electrical cable having cladding to an aperture in an electrical panel. The assembled connector has a spring, a shell, and a insulator along a longitudinal axis. The spring has a base from which two insertion tabs extend coaxial with the axis and two clad blocking tabs extending perpendicular from the two insertion tabs to prevent over-insertion of the cladding into the connector. The insertion tabs of the spring have hook latches extending past the insulator that lock the connector in the panel, and the base of the spring has a hole to receive the cable where clamping tabs clampably lock the cable in the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HAMPTON ELECTRIC, LLC
    Inventor: Afshin Jafari
  • Patent number: 10651600
    Abstract: A card holder includes a shell, a base unit, a button unit and a pushing unit. The shell opens an opening. A bottom of the shell is opened freely to form an accommodating space communicated with the opening. The base unit is detachably assembled in the shell. The base unit has an insertion end, a pushing end disposed opposite to the insertion end, and a connecting portion connected between the insertion end and the pushing end. A top of a middle of the insertion end is recessed downward to form a receiving groove for cooperating with a SIM card. The insertion end is detachably inserted into the accommodating space through the opening. The button unit is movably mounted to the pushing end. The pushing unit is disposed between the base unit and the button unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Chiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10643765
    Abstract: A cable harness comprises a coaxial cable and a connector. The coaxial cable comprises an outer conductor formed of a plurality of wires and a second insulator covering the outer conductor. The outer conductor has a partially-exposed portion. The partially-exposed portion is formed with a connection portion. The second insulator has a partial cover. In a perpendicular plane perpendicular to the front-rear direction, the partial cover covers the partially-exposed portion while at least the connection portion is exposed. The connector comprises a second conductor. The second conductor has a pressure-holding portion. The pressure-holding portion presses the partial cover to hold the partial cover and is connected to the connection portion in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Keisuke Nakamura