Patents Examined by Oscar C Jimenez
  • Patent number: 11329418
    Abstract: A connector plug has a connector plug body, a slider supported on the connector plug body and a jig attachable to the slider. The jig has an insertion portion which can be inserted into a slot of the slider and an operation portion extended from the insertion portion. The insertion portion has first and second insertion portions separated from each other by a predetermined distance. The slider can be moved in the detaching direction when the jig is moved in the detaching direction in a state that a first locking portion of the first insertion portion and a second locking portion of the second insertion portion are locked to the inner wall of the slot, and the locked state of the first locking portion and the second locking portion can be released when a force is applied to the operation portion in an inside direction to shorten the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKOH GIKEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Taira, Shuichi Takashi, Naotoshi Shiokawa, Masayuki Jibiki
  • Patent number: 11322872
    Abstract: A plug connector used to mate with the socket connector includes: a housing; a printed circuit board received in the housing, the circuit print board having plural soldering points; and a cable electrically connected to the soldering points of the printed circuit board, wherein the soldering points are provided with glue blocks to protect a connection between the printed circuit board and the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Meng, Zheng-Rong Zhu, Jun Chen, Yang-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 11322877
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing, a power terminal group, and a signal terminal group received in the metallic shell. Each terminal of the power terminal group includes a first contact portion, a second contact portion, and a positioning plate that are formed as a clamp structure. The first contact portion extends from an upper portion of the positioning plate and is above the insertion cavity of the insulated housing. The second contact portion extends from a lower portion of the positioning plate and is below the insertion cavity of the insulated housing. Each terminal of the signal terminal group is side-by-side arranged with the corresponding terminal of the power terminal group. A cross-sectional area of each terminal of the signal terminal group is less than a cross-sectional area of the corresponding terminal of the power terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Yung Chang, Mao-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11316297
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing in the metallic shell, plug terminals held in the insulated housing, and a hook member. Hook portions of the hook member extend into the insertion cavity of the insulated housing. Each hook portion forms a first positioning portion and a second positioning portion. When the electrical plug connector is mated with an electrical receptacle connector, the electrical plug connector can be positioned with the electrical receptacle connector through multiple contacts, thereby preventing the electrical plug connector from shaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Yung Chang, Chia-Cheng He, Jian-Bo Luo
  • Patent number: 11316313
    Abstract: An opening/closing mechanism that allows a cover member to be biased according with the degree of opening. A solution is that an opening/closing mechanism of an opening/closing body, comprises: a cover member 15 opening and closing around a shaft center of a third shaft 33 and disposed on a base portion 23, and an opening/closing body 10 in which the cover member 15 is biased toward an opening direction by a biasing force of a spring member 21 wherein a spring support portion 35 is provided on the base portion 23, and a spring receiver 37 is provided on the cover member 15, and in accordance with more opening of the cover member 15, a distance from the spring base portion 41b of the spring member 21 to an abutting position in the spring extending portion 41a with the spring receiver 37 becomes longer and the biasing force decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Hachuda, Shin Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11316295
    Abstract: A connector part includes: a plurality of hermaphroditic contact elements for contacting associated hermaphroditic contact elements of a mating connector part, each of the plurality of hermaphroditic contact elements having a body, a first contact lug extending from the body along a first direction, and a second contact lug extending from the body along the first direction. The first contact lug and the second contact lug are offset from each other along a second direction that extends transversely to the first direction, and along a third direction that extends transversely to the first direction and transversely to the second direction. The connector part has, for each hermaphroditic contact element, a hermaphroditic contact element mirror-inverted to a first mirror plane spanned by the first direction and the third direction and a hermaphroditic contact element mirror-inverted to a second mirror plane spanned by the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: EPT HOLDING GMBH & CO. KG, PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Arndt Schafmeister, Ralf Geske, Georg Brennauer
  • Patent number: 11316300
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a first electrical connector, a second electrical connector detachably plugged to the first electrical connector and an elastic engaging component including a mount part, a bent part, an arm part, an engaging part and a press part. The mount part includes an insertion plate configured to be inserted into the retaining groove and a movable plate connected to the insertion plate. The arm part is connected to the mount part via the bent part. The arm part and the mount part are located at the same side of the bent part. The engaging part is located at the arm part and is movable along with the arm part. the engaging part is configured to be engageable with the second electrical connector. The press part is connected to the arm part, and the arm part is movable by pushing the press part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tai-Jung Sung
  • Patent number: 11309643
    Abstract: A substrate connecting structure includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a terminal through which electricity is supplied to the first substrate and the second substrate. The terminal has a first substrate connecting part that is connected to the first substrate from a side opposite from the second substrate, and a second substrate connecting part that is provided by splitting from the first substrate connecting part at an intermediate point in the terminal and connected to the second substrate by extending contactlessly through the first substrate from the side opposite from the second substrate toward the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Oda, Yuto Sato
  • Patent number: 11303073
    Abstract: A charging inlet assembly for an electric vehicle includes a housing having a power connector including AC terminals and DC terminals. An AC terminal assembly is coupled to the housing and includes AC bus bars electrically connected to corresponding AC terminals at a separable mating interface. A DC connector is mechanically and electrically connect to the DC contact of the DC connector at a separable mating interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Clara Marguerite Rhodes, Aaron James de Chazal, Hurley Chester Moll, Jeremy Christin Patterson, Kevin John Peterson, David Bruce Sarraf
  • Patent number: 11303071
    Abstract: A connector includes first contacts, second contacts, a middle plate, a first electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) pad, a second EMC pad, an insulating body, and a spacer. The middle plate is clamped between the first contacts and the second contacts. The first EMC pad is located above the first contacts. The second EMC pad is located below the second contacts. The first EMC pad and the second EMC pad are connected to the middle plate respectively. The insulating body is partially embedded with the first contacts, the second contacts, the middle plate, the first EMC pad, and the second EMC pad. The spacer is formed between the first contacts and the second contacts, and is partially embedded with the first contacts and the second contacts. A manufacturing method where the connector is assembled as a semi-finished product in advance is further provided to reduce the production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LEADER PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Li-Jun Xu, Hong-Qiang Xu, Meng-Jie Peng, Yong Wang
  • Patent number: 11303045
    Abstract: A method for producing a current conducting device, a junction box for a vehicle battery, and a motor vehicle having a corresponding junction box. In the method, multiple busbars are positioned in a predetermined location in relation to one another and then enclosed using an electrically insulating plastic cladding. In this case, a respective opening of the plastic cladding is left open in a respective connection region, in each of which at least two of the busbars meet one another. The busbars are then welded to one another in a respective region of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Stefan Duensbier, Stefan Hackner
  • Patent number: 11296443
    Abstract: An electronic device according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a connector; and a printed circuit board on which the connector is mounted, wherein the connector is a non-conductive structure comprising: a plate including a first surface and a second surface facing and opposed to the first surface; a first sidewall perpendicular to the plate; a second sidewall perpendicular to the first side wall and the plate; a third sidewall perpendicular to the first sidewall and the plate and parallel to the second sidewall; a fourth sidewall perpendicular to the plate and parallel to the first sidewall, wherein the first surface of the plate, the first sidewall, the second sidewall, the third sidewall, and the fourth sidewall form a recess in the structure; a plurality of conductive terminals coupled to the second and third sidewalls and electrically connected to the printed circuit board; and a metallic plate for covering at least one side of the first sidewall or the fourth sidewall, wherein the f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Jaeryong Han, Inha Lee, Hanseok Mun
  • Patent number: 11296463
    Abstract: A family of connectors includes a plug, receptacle and adapter with the plug incorporating beam contacts, and the receptacle and adapter incorporating interfacing arched beam contacts. A z-configuration of the port(s) within the receptacle and adapter is configured to interface with the plug, which also presents a z-configuration. The parallel, upper and lower portions of the z-configuration of the plug incorporate the beam contacts. The first beam contact of the plug is rotated 180 degrees from the second beam contact of the plug; the arched beam contacts are similarly rotated. The plug, receptacle and adapter of a small form factor that is similar or identical to the formal factor of an optical fiber LC connector. The plug and receptacle can be configured for circuit board, cable or patch cord mounting. The plug and receptacle can be utilized in a multi-plug/multi-receptacle configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott Martin Keith, Amid Ihsan Hashim
  • Patent number: 11296465
    Abstract: An electrical plug-in connection provides a connecting element having an electrically conductive outer housing with a first electrical plug-in connector at a first end that has a ring-segment shaped first contact region, and a first electrical counterpart plug-in connector having contact springs that act via the first contact region to produce electrical contact and a mechanical connection between the first plug-in connector and the first counterpart plug-in connector and the contact springs generate an axial force which acts along a longitudinal axis of the first counterpart plug-in connector which pushes the outer housing against an axial end stop of the first counterpart plug-in connector, and/or the contact springs exert on the first contact region and on a ring-segment shaped, and axially offset, second contact region a radial force, which acts orthogonally with respect to the longitudinal axis of the first counterpart plug-in connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Gruber
  • Patent number: 11296461
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a connector capable of improving the reliability of connection detection. A connector is provided with a first housing and a second housing connectable to each other, a detector arranged movably to a standby position and a detection position with respect to the first housing, the detector being allowed to move to the detection position when the first and second housings are connected properly, and a biasing member accommodated in either one of the first and second housings. The biasing member accumulates a biasing force by being pressed by the detector moving toward the detection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Nawa
  • Patent number: 11283206
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for an electrical connector assembly for connecting an integrated circuit chip to a printed circuit board. The electrical connector assembly includes a socket body that is made of an insulating material. The socket body has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a first plurality of cavities including a first cavity and a second cavity. The first cavity and the second cavity each have an inner surface plated with a conductive material to form a metal grounding shell. The electrical connector assembly includes multiple probes including a first probe and a second probe. The first probe is configured to be positioned within the first cavity and the second probe is configured to be positioned within the second cavity. The electrical connector assembly includes one or more signal traces that electrically connect the metal grounding shells of the first cavity and the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SMITHS INTERCONNECT AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventors: Jiachun Zhou, Khaled Elmadbouly, Dexian Liu, Noah Weichselbaum
  • Patent number: 11276960
    Abstract: A connector system includes a header assembly, a receptacle and a connector position assurance (CPA) device. The CPA device has features which prevent the longitudinal movement of the CPA device relative to the receptacle until the receptacle is inserted into the header assembly. The CPA device includes a housing which has arms supported at both ends for increased strength. The CPA device, when assembled with the receptacle, provides a low-profile assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Evan Colarusso
  • Patent number: 11271350
    Abstract: A family of connectors to accommodate a single twisted pair of conductors is disclosed herein. The family of connectors includes a free connector, a fixed connector, and an adapter; the free and/or fixed connectors can be modified to accommodate various patch cord and mounting configurations. In certain embodiments, the one or more of the family of connectors adopts an RJ 45 style connector or RJ 45 style jack/receptacle configuration in a reduced footprint, e.g. one-half, one-third or one-quarter the size of a standard RJ 45 connector or jack/receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Scott Moffitt, Scott Martin Keith
  • Patent number: 11271336
    Abstract: A connector comprises a base, a plurality of terminals and a detection portion. The detection portion comprises a first contact piece and a second contact piece. The first contact piece has a contact target portion. The second contact piece has a contact main portion and an intersecting portion. The contact main portion is resiliently deformable. The resilient deformation changes a contact state of the contact main portion relative to the contact target portion. The intersecting portion is, at least in part, positioned in a card accommodating portion. The intersecting portion intersects with both an up-down direction and a horizontal plane perpendicular to the up-down direction. When a card pushes the intersecting portion downward in the up-down direction upon accommodation of the card within the card accommodating portion, the intersecting portion resiliently deforms the contact main portion in the horizontal plane so that the contact state is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11264763
    Abstract: A connector with a direct locking and a rotational pre-ejection function is provided. The connector includes an insulated body, a plurality of terminals, an inner shell, an outer shell, a snap ring, a plurality of fasteners, an ejector, a first elastic element, and a second elastic element. The outer shell has a cam surface, the ejector has an abutting portion, and the abutting portion is in contact with the cam surface. When the connector and a mating connector are inserted into each other, snap bodies of the fasteners and fastener bodies of the mating connector can be snapped into each other to be directly locked. When the connector and the mating connector are to be separated from each other, the snap bodies of the fasteners and the fastener bodies of the mating connector can be separated from each other to be directly unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CORP.
    Inventors: Hou-An Su, Yong Zhang, Can-Hui Liang, Yu-Ting Sun