Patents Examined by Phuong Dinh
  • Patent number: 10418752
    Abstract: A lock arm (12) of a first connector (10) includes a locking part including a locking piece (154) that directly engages with a locking projection (22) of a second connector (20), and an operating part (14) including an operating knob (144) to be pressed. The locking part (15) includes locking part coupling arms (153a and 153b), locking part supporting arms (151a and 151b), and locking part legs (152a and 152b) connecting the arms to an upper surface (11a) of a first housing 11. The operating part (14) includes an operating part supporting arm (141), operating part coupling arms (143a and 143b), and an operating part leg (142) connecting the arms to the upper surface (11a). The locking part coupling arms (153aand 153b) and the operating part coupling arms (143a and 143b) are respectively connected via coupling parts (16a and 16b). The operating part leg (142) is disposed between the locking part leg (152a and 152b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Young Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 10389064
    Abstract: A connector comprises a first housing, a cam member, and an operation lever. The first housing has a mating portion configured to mate with a second housing of a second connector. The cam member has a cam groove configured to mate with a cam pin provided on the second housing. The cam member causes the second housing to mate with the first housing by sliding in a lateral direction intersecting with a direction of mating to draw the cam pin into the cam groove. The operation lever slides the cam member according to a turning operation. A nipping portion of the connector nips the cam pin in the cam groove when the cam member slides up to a mating completion position at which mating of the second housing with the first housing is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Yusuke Mito
  • Patent number: 10256556
    Abstract: The actuator (20) of the electrical connector (11) is configured such that pressure contact between the contacts (21) and the flexible connection member (8) is canceled by the actuator (20) being arranged at an open position (A1), and the contacts (21) are brought into pressure contact with the flexible connection member (8) by the actuator (20) being arranged at a closed position (A2). A provisional holding mechanism (51) can hold the actuator (20) at a provisional hold position (A3) when the flexible connection member (8) is not connected to the electrical connector (11). The provisional holding mechanism (51) includes first engagement portions (52) provided on a housing (22), and second engagement portions (53) provided on the actuator (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Naemura, Takahiro Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10249990
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal module including an insulative housing and a number of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing, and a shielding shell having a number of lateral walls and enclosing the insulative housing for forming a receiving room. The insulative housing has a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion. The base portion has a mounting portion at a rear end thereof. Each conductive terminal has a contacting portion exposed to the tongue portion, a fixed portion affixed to the base portion and a soldering portion extending rearward from the mounting portion. The shielding shell includes a pair of supporting legs extending upwardly and resisting against the mounting portion. The supporting legs resisting against the mounting portion makes the base portion resist against gravity leading to a positive positioning of the tongue portion without upturning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10243311
    Abstract: The present application discloses an electrical connector housing assembly and an electrical connector. The electrical connector housing assembly comprises a housing provided with several plug-fitting holes for arranging plug-fitted terminals; and a rear-end cap detachably mounted at a rear end of the housing and covering part of the plug-fitting holes. The electrical connector comprises an electrical connector housing assembly and a plurality of inserted plug-fitted terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics Technology (SIP) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jlanghua Zhu, Haomai Yin, Suiya Wang
  • Patent number: 10236605
    Abstract: A connector system includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a plug housing that holds a circuit card. The plug housing includes a tongue portion extending to a mating end of the plug housing. The circuit card protrudes beyond the mating end. The plug housing includes a rail disposed along an outer surface of the tongue portion. The second connector includes a receptacle housing that defines a card slot configured to receive the circuit card of the first connector therein. The second connector includes a shell mounted to the receptacle housing. The shell protrudes beyond a mating end of the receptacle housing to define a receptacle that receives the tongue portion of the plug housing therein. The shell defines a guide channel configured to receive the rail of the plug housing therein as the tongue portion enters the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10219545
    Abstract: An electronic atomization apparatus with a switch-closed atomizer and an electronic simulation cigarette are disclosed. The electronic atomization apparatus comprises a battery rod (10), an atomizer (20) arranged on a top end of the battery rod (10), an atomization liquid storage device (30), a sleeve (40) and a suction nozzle upper cover (50). When in use, the atomization liquid storage device is placed in the sleeve, and the suction nozzle upper cover is sleeved on the sleeve. The atomization liquid storage device is pushed to move down by rotating the suction nozzle upper cover, while the atomizer-abuts against a sealing rubber (35), so that the atomization liquid storage device and the sealing rubber (35) slide relative to each other in opposite directions, so as to open a liquid outlet (32) of the atomization liquid storage device to communicate with a liquid inlet (22) of the atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN JINJIA TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jihong Dong, Chunmiao Hu
  • Patent number: 10224672
    Abstract: A lever (22) is formed with first driving portions (27) to move sliders (35) from a connection end position to an unlocking position in the process of rotating the lever (22) from a connection position to a switch position. Second driving portions (28) push the sliders (35) parallel to one another from the unlocking position to a connection start position in the process of rotating the lever (22) from the switch position to an initial position and move away from the sliders (35) as the lever (22) rotates from the initial position to the switch position with the sliders (35) located at the connection start position. Locking portions (33) restrict rotation of the lever (22) toward the connection position by being locked to the sliders (35) with the sliders (35) located at the connection start position and the lever (22) located at the switch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Suzuki, Kazuo Nakai
  • Patent number: 10218132
    Abstract: A post-less, self-gripping coaxial cable connector for tool-less attachment to an end of a coaxial cable is disclosed. The coaxial cable connector has a body having a forward end and a rearward end and a longitudinal opening. A retainer positioned in the body has a forward section, a rearward section, and a bore. A ring is movably disposed in the retainer. A gripping member having at least one spring finger is friction fit to the body and is radially inwardly biased in a predisposed orientation. The ring has a pusher feature configured to axially move the ring upon force being applied to the pusher feature by a coaxial cable received by the body causing the gripping member to engage the jacket of the coaxial cable when the coaxial cable is installed in the coaxial cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventors: Anders Balcer, Michael Ole Matzen, Michael Meister, Thomas Dewey Miller, Jens Petersen, Nikolaj Slobodziuk
  • Patent number: 10211563
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a number of conductive contacts affixed to the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion. The tongue portion has a stepped portion abutting with the base portion, a horizontal portion located at a front end of the stepped portion, and a boundary line located between the stepped portion and the horizontal portion. The stepped portion is thicker than the horizontal portion. The horizontal portion has two opposite mating surfaces. Each conductive contact has a contacting portion exposed to the mating surface, a connecting portion affixed to the stepped portion and the base portion, and a soldering portion extending outwardly from the base portion. The contacting portion abutting with the boundary line is covered by insulative materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10193271
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base portion and a tongue portion; plural contacts affixed to the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue portion; an outer cover enclosing the insulative housing, the outer cover having plural peripheral grooves (111) open at a front face thereof; and a sealing element having plural protrusions (421) secured to the plural grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yang-Yang Yu, Jin-Guo Qiu, Shao-Cong Zhou, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10193278
    Abstract: The invention relates to an exchangeable module for a computer system, comprising a module body, which can be secured at a predetermined installation position inside the computer system, a cable connection leading to the outside from the module body, at the end of which connection is arranged a plug connector, so that the module can be electrically coupled with another component of the computer system, and a safety device, by means of which the plug connector is mechanically connected to the module body, wherein the safety device is configured such that when a pulling force is applied to the module body, the cable connection is not subject to the pulling force. Furthermore, the invention relates to a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Gerhard Mühsam
  • Patent number: 10188148
    Abstract: A system to generate a vapor from a liquid includes an electric heater and an elongate wick. The electric heater defines an interior void having an inner surface and a plurality of apertures, and it is formed of an electrically resistive material contained within a heat diffusing material. The elongate wick is formed of a durable elongate structure having a plurality of liquid-conducting features on the outer surface. At least a portion of the liquid-conducting features of the elongate wick proximate the first end engage at least a portion of the one inner surface of the electric heater and are capable of conducting a the liquid from a source proximate the second end of the wick along the outer surface of the elongate wick to the electric heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Christopher Althorpe, Ian James Binder, David Andrew McLeod, Lee Kelepouris, Salih Muhsin Muhammed, Johan Nordström, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10193270
    Abstract: A cartridge includes an outer case, partially filled with electrically insulating gel, and at least one electrically conductive track submerged in the insulating gel. Connection sets including at least one connector half and such a cartridge are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: IXBLUE, DCNS
    Inventors: Herve Arditty, Frederic Lelidec
  • Patent number: 10193261
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for genderless electric terminals of vehicles. An example genderless electric terminal includes a first arm, a second arm opposite the first arm, and a wall integrally connecting the first arm and the second arm to define a slot. The example genderless electric terminal also includes a first flexible contact extending from an end of the first arm and protruding into the slot to engage a first arm of a different genderless electric terminal that is inserted into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Joel Allen Pittenger
  • Patent number: 10193287
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connecting adapter configured to connect to a terminal assembly. The connecting terminal assembly includes a plurality of electrical connecting terminals. The connecting adapter includes a printed circuit board that includes a comb-type conducting structure. The comb-type conducting structure includes a plurality of comb teeth, and each comb tooth includes an electrical contact surface. The connecting adapter also includes an electrical plug connector interface including a plug connector. The electrical plug connector interface includes electrical terminals electrically connected to the electrical contact surfaces of the comb teeth. The electrical plug connector interface is arranged on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH Co. KG
    Inventors: Elmar Schaper, Mathias Schoppe
  • Patent number: 10186805
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes mating pin and socket connectors each designed for improving the mechanical locking capabilities of the electrical connector system. A first connector includes a pin contact having a head portion with grooves formed thereon, and a second connector includes a cavity dimensioned for receiving the pin contact. A pair of channels are formed along an interior wall of the contact-receiving cavity, with a coiled spring seated within each of the channels. When the connectors are mated, one or both of the coiled springs engages one of the grooves of the head portion of the pin contact to latch the first and second connectors together in a locked configuration. The connector system may further include a removable collar that allows the pin to advance further into the contact-receiving cavity to urge the coiled springs into secondary grooves for facilitating decoupling of the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CARLISLE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William James DeWitt, Sinisa Straser
  • Patent number: 10181690
    Abstract: An adapter for a mobile device includes a housing, a connector coupled to a first side of the housing, and a plurality of adapter pins extending through the housing. Each of the adapter pins includes a first portion adapted to be electrically coupled to a corresponding port pin when the connector is inserted into a port of the mobile device. The adapter pins further include a second portion including a contact pad that is exposed on a second side of the housing opposite the first side of the housing. The adapter reduces the quantity of contact pads relative to the quantity of port pins, thereby facilitating increased contact pad sizes and improved contact pad distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SPECTRALINK CORPORATION
    Inventors: William R. Brennan, Jr., Perry D. Robbins, Nigel O. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10177473
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing along a longitudinal direction, a number of terminals fixed in the insulative housing and an ejector pivotally mounted to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has two side walls and a number of tower-shaped portions protruding upwardly from the side walls. The insulative housing has a central slot between two side walls. The tower-shaped portion has a mounting slot. The tower-shaped portion defines a holding recess communicated to the mounting slot. The ejector has a main portion and a number of holding portions protruding from two opposite sides of the main portion. The holding portion has a first portion and a second portion extending from the first portion. The first portion is closer to the central slot than the second portion. The first portion has a front edge with a sleek section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xue-Wu Bu, Wen-Jun Tang, Zhuang-Xing Li, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10177476
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a pluggable module having a paddle card with a card edge and a card edge connector having a housing defining a card slot receiving the card edge. The housing holds contacts in the card slot to electrically connect to corresponding contact pads of the paddle card. Support hardware is coupled to the pluggable module and includes first and second mounting legs. The first mounting leg has a first mounting foot and the second mounting leg has a second mounting foot configured to be mounted to the host circuit board to support the pluggable module on the host circuit board independent of the card edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Kevin Edward Weidner