Patents Examined by Peter G Leigh
  • Patent number: 11456556
    Abstract: A bracket includes an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The upper bracket and the lower bracket support a supported body from above and below between the upper bracket and the lower bracket. The lower bracket has a pair of lateral lower bracket sidewall portions overlapping with a pair of lateral upper bracket sidewall portions of the upper bracket. The lateral lower bracket sidewall portions catch with the lateral upper bracket sidewall portions to catch the lower bracket on the upper bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Tatsuki Watanabe, Katsuhiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11456562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a signal transmission connector connected to an electronic device, for transmitting an electrical signal, and includes a signal shielding unit in which multiple conductive particles are dispersed within an elastic insulating material in order to shield an external noise signal, a plurality of signal transmission units spaced apart within the signal shielding unit in a form in which the multiple conductive particles are arranged in a thickness direction within the elastic insulating material in such a way as to be connected to terminals of an electronic device, and a plurality of insulation units each disposed to surround the signal transmission unit between the signal transmission unit and the signal shielding unit in order to insulate the plurality of signal transmission units and the signal shielding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jae Suk Oh, Kyung Sook Lim
  • Patent number: 11450981
    Abstract: A terminal fastening structure of a connector for an electric vehicle includes a pair of tab terminals electrically connected to an electrical wire connector, a plug inner housing having an opening at a first end into which the tab terminals are inserted, and a pair of terminal holders fastened to the plug inner housing and fixing the tab terminals to the plug inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Korea Electric Terminal Co., Ltd., Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beomjoo Kwon, HuiTae Yang, Sugil Kang, Tae Hong Kim, Hun Hee Oh
  • Patent number: 11450991
    Abstract: A connector housing includes an accommodation space defined by four walls and formed with an insertion port. The four walls include a first wall extending in a first plane and a second wall extending in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane, the first wall is connected with the second wall at a corner of the connector housing. A first positioning groove is disposed in an edge of the first wall proximate to the insertion port and a first positioning tooth is disposed on an edge of the second wall. The first positioning tooth extends in the first plane by vertically bending and engaging within the first positioning groove. The first positioning tooth and the first positioning groove have a first locking feature preventing the first positioning tooth from being disengaged from the first positioning groove in a direction perpendicular to the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics (Zhuhai) Ltd.
    Inventors: Jikang Wei, Huiliang Luo, Shufeng Jia, Qiang Yu, Hongwen Yang, Hongqiang Han, Jiahui Chen
  • Patent number: 11451000
    Abstract: A crimping cassette for a crimping device of a cable processing apparatus includes a crimping tool having stationary and movable tool parts configured to act together in a crimping operation of the crimping device. The crimping cassette further includes a holding device having at least two claws for attaching to a mounting part in a mounting area of the claws, the mounting part being directly or indirectly fixed to the stationary tool part. The holding device has a locked closed position in which the claws are firmly clamped to the mounting part; an unlocked closed position in which the claws loosely grip the mounting part for allowing an adjustment movement of the stationary tool part within a spatially limited adjustment range; and an open position in which the claws release the mounting part such that the stationary tool part is separable from the holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: komax Holding AG
    Inventors: Bruno Weber, Dominik Feubli, Alois Conte, Nils Furrer
  • Patent number: 11450974
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes: a first end; a second end; and a solder cup section formed at the first end. The solder cup section conductively connects to an electric component including a wire, by soldering. The solder cup section has a circumferential wall region with an upper edge defining a solder cup opening at the first end, and a solder cup base, which is arranged opposite the solder cup opening and which defines a base of the solder cup section. The electrical contact is stamped and formed from a metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TURCK INC.
    Inventors: Justin Lee Neisius, Marco Luke Mathias, John Brendan O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 11440421
    Abstract: A method includes plugging a plug into a socket, wherein the plugging includes pushing the plug into the socket at least up to a point that a latch clicks into the plug and locks the plug in place. Pressing down on a lever that rotates around an axis causes the lever to be pushed down. This results in the latch moving away from the plug and unlocking the plug from the socket, to thereby allow the plug to be separated from the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Raikh
  • Patent number: 11431118
    Abstract: An electrical connector for mating with the CPU unit, includes an insulative housing with a plurality of passageways extending therethrough in the vertical direction. A plurality of contacts are disposed within the corresponding passageways, respectively. Each contact includes opposite first retaining section and second retaining section with an upward resilient contacting section linked therebetween, and a soldering section extending downwardly from the first retaining section. The contacting section includes opposite first contacting part unitarily extending from the first retaining section, and second contacting part unitarily extending from the second retaining section. The CPU unit forms a plurality of metal-coated recesses in an underside to receive the contacting section of the corresponding contacts, respectively. The first retaining section is essentially immovable in the passageway while the second retaining section is essentially movable relative to the housing in response to mating with the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tzu-Yao Hwang
  • Patent number: 11431142
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an electric wire with terminal formed by connecting a first core exposed portion of an electric wire to a metal terminal having a box portion that is formed by processing a single conductive board into a box shape and has an opening in which a counterpart terminal is inserted, and a spring inside the box portion. After laser-welding opposed portions where parts of the single conductive board forming the box portion are opposed to each other, applying ultrasonic vibration to a second core exposed portion of the electric wire is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya Kondo, Junya Shinohara, Ryuji Sugizaki
  • Patent number: 11424573
    Abstract: Connectors that have a low profile, can form strong and reliable connections despite connection alignment errors, and can be readily manufactured. One example can provide a connector receptacle having a magnetic array arranged to provide a strong attachment that allows the use of a low profile connector receptacle and connector insert. The magnetic array can include magnets and magnetic elements, where the magnetic elements can be magnetically conductive pole-pieces. Each pole piece can have magnets at two of its sides. Another example can provide contacts for a connector insert that can have more than one contacting surface to connect to a contact of a connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud R. Amini, Ayoub Yari Boroujeni, John C. DiFonzo, Bradley J. Hamel, George Tziviskos, Hao Zhu, Paul Hack, Jean-March Gery
  • Patent number: 11411354
    Abstract: A cable connector includes an insulative main housing having a front mating portion defining a capsular tube, and a rear holding portion with a sleeve; an insulative contact housing with a pair of cable contacts received therein and a metallic EMI shell covering an exterior of the contact housing; a cable mechanically and electrically connected to the cable contact. The contact housing with the associated cable contacts and the EMI shell is inserted into the insulative main housing from a rear side of the insulative main housing wherein the contact housing is received within the front mating portion and the cable is received within the sleeve. The receptacle connector includes a metallic housing, an insulative housing, a pair of receptacle contacts insert-molded within the insulative housing and an insulative cover enclosing the metallic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Terrance F. Little
  • Patent number: 11411340
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base; a center conductor secured to the insulative housing; and a metallic shell secured to the insulative housing and surrounding the center conductor, the metallic shell including a sleeve having a lower part secured to the base of the insulative housing and an upper part extending upwardly beyond the base of the insulative housing; wherein the insulative housing is insert-molded with the center conductor and the metallic shell; and the sleeve of the metallic shell is formed as a seamless structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 11411341
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base; a center conductor secured to the insulative housing; and a metallic shell secured to the insulative housing and surrounding the center conductor, the metallic shell including a sleeve having a lower part secured to the base of the insulative housing and an upper part extending upwardly beyond the base of the insulative housing; wherein the upper part includes plural curvilinear flaps coplanar with the lower part of the sleeve and plural springy flaps interposed between adjacent curvilinear flaps and extending upwardly beyond the curvilinear flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 11404832
    Abstract: A connector assembly for connecting a cable to an electrical component includes a plug unit and a mating plug unit, which each have an outer conductor element, an insulator element and an inner conductor element. The insulator element is disposed within the outer conductor element and includes an inner conductor channel in which the inner conductor element is disposed. The insulator element of the plug unit forms a plug profile that extends around the inner conductor channel and has at least one projection and/or depression. The insulator element of the mating plug unit forms a mating plug profile that corresponds to a negative of the plug profile. The plug unit and the mating plug unit are connectable to one another in such a way that the plug profile and the mating plug profile rest against each other, at least in some areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MD ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Rudolf Wiebe, Johannes Eben, Stefan Sperr, Josef Ohni
  • Patent number: 11404829
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprising a shielding shell, a heat dissipating module and a clip. The shielding shell comprises a top wall and two side walls. The heat dissipating module comprises a thermal conducting plate which is provided to a top wall of the shielding shell. Side edges of the thermal conducting plate comprise rearward stopped portions toward the rear. The clip comprises an elastic pressing portion which presses against a top surface of the thermal conducting plate and outer side plates which are assembled to the corresponding side walls of the shielding shell. The outer side plate comprises a rearward displace limiting portion. The rearward displace limiting portion cooperates with the corresponding rearward stopped portion of the thermal conducting plate so as to limit relative displacement of the thermal conducting plate relative to the shielding shell toward the rear. Therefore, it may prevent the thermal conducting plate from disengaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Tejesh K C Kumar, Chun-Hsiang Chiang
  • Patent number: 11404805
    Abstract: A device is provided that allows for repeated electrical connection of an integrated circuit. The device includes a top, an alignment plate, a connector and a bottom. The top, alignment plate, connector and bottom each have first and second sides facing opposite directions, with the top, alignment plate, connector and bottom being stacked in a vertical orientation. The top is vertically moveable relative to the alignment plate to secure the integrated circuit adjacent to an edge of the connector, with the edge extending from a space between the first and second sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Anatoliy Borodin, Yuri Polyakov
  • Patent number: 11398686
    Abstract: A wire includes a core wire and an insulation coating that covers an outer periphery of the core wire. The core wire includes a distal end region containing a distal end surface of the core wire, and a body region being a part other than the distal end region. The distal end region includes a first distal end region containing the distal end surface, and a second distal end region located between the first distal end region and the body region. The insulation coating includes a distal end coating part that covers an outer periphery of the first distal end region in a tube shape, an insulation coating body that covers an outer periphery of the body region in a tube shape, a coating joint part that joins the distal end coating part and the insulation coating body together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kameda, Kazuomi Sato, Kenji Yamazaki, Hayato Nakamura, Takaichi Teramoto
  • Patent number: 11394163
    Abstract: The disclosure sets out a method for producing an electrical line arrangement by integrally joining a free end of an electrical conductor to a metal component. The method includes reshaping a section of the metal component to form a receiving sleeve, inserting the conductor into the receiving sleeve, attaching a friction welding tool to the receiving sleeve, and moving the friction welding tool relative to the metal component and/or the conductor for generating welding energy for at least partially melting a portion facing the conductor, e.g. an inner wall, the metal component and/or the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: LISA DRÄXLMAIER GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Goetzmann, Klaus Specht, Christoph Forstmeier
  • Patent number: 11394156
    Abstract: The cable attaches a first component and a second component using a quick disconnect connector pair. The cable includes a twisted pair of wires with a separate shield. A portion of the shielding near the connector is removed to expose the wires and assemble the wires to the connector. To reduce the EMI leakage, the inner shell encloses the exposed portions of the wires. In order to maintain the ground path for the shielding of the shielded twisted wire pairs, the shielding for the twisted wire pairs is connected to the shell. The outer shells facilitate the quick disconnect feature. The outer shell includes one or more slots. The slot allows a portion of the outer shell to become a cantilever beam. The beam deflects during disengagement and engagement with the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cinch Connectivity Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Hecham Elkhatib, Darijus Baltrukonis, Abel Almazan
  • Patent number: 11387586
    Abstract: A single-piece high voltage (HV) terminal frame includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall. The top wall includes a first top wall layer and an adjacently located second top wall layer. The side wall includes a first side wall layer and an adjacently located second side wall layer. The bottom wall includes a first bottom wall layer and an adjacently located second bottom wall layer. A single-layer contact spring extends from the first top wall layer, wherein the single-layer contact spring is bent to extend into a space located between the top wall and the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Durse, Joseph Sudik, Jr., William C. Lovitz, Jeffrey A. Janis