Patents Examined by Phuongchi Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9236668
    Abstract: A cable connector for connecting a cable having an inner conductor includes an insulating housing having an assembling portion and a mating portion protruding from one side of the assembling portion, the mating portion including a mating cavity, the assembling portion including a receiving room communicating with the mating cavity; a contact having a connecting portion received in the receiving room for connecting the inner conductor of the cable and a contacting portion extending into the mating cavity; and a shell having a back portion assembled upon the assembling portion of the insulating housing. The insulating housing includes an elastic arm extending into the receiving room and located beside the connecting portion of the contact. The back portion of the shell includes a pushing portion pushing the elastic arm to press the connecting portion of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Cheng-Chi Yeh
  • Patent number: 8936481
    Abstract: A power cable termination arrangement is disclosed, comprising an electrically conductive closed-end sleeve (10) configured to be inserted on an end of the power cable. The sleeve is internally formed with a constriction (13) that separates a forward sleeve section (11) from a rearward sleeve section (14), wherein the forward sleeve section (11) is configured to establish, by radial crimping, electrical and mechanical connection between the sleeve and a bare end (5) of a power cable conductor (2), the rearward sleeve section (14) reaching from said constriction towards an insert end configured to receive the power cable in sealing contact between an insulated portion (3) of the power cable and a sealing ring (16) carried internally in the rear sleeve section (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Scandinavia AS
    Inventors: Marius Asak, Erik Raad, Odd Are Haugen, Knut Arne Henjum
  • Patent number: 8790140
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that include a first registered jack and a junction coupled to the first registered jack. These systems and methods also include a first source unit connected to the junction and a first layer encasing at least part of the first registered jack, the junction, and the first source unit. In addition, these systems and methods include an o-ring preventing surrounding the first layer and a housing encasing the first layer and the o-ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Optical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Raju Penumatcha, Vince A. Wouters
  • Patent number: 8529302
    Abstract: A connector comprising a connector main body for insertion of an object to be connected; a plurality of contacts disposed at intervals from one another within the connector main body in the width direction; and a freely rotatable press member for pressing respective contacts against the inserted object to be connected. When the press member is rotated in one direction, respective contacts are pressed toward the object to be connected by the press member and, when the press member is rotated in the other direction, the press of the respective contacts by the press member is cancelled. A rotation fulcrum of the press member is provided between one and the other ends so that when one end of the press member is pressed, the press member rotates in one direction and, when the other end of the press member is pressed, the press member rotates in the other direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Iriso Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Ogura, Yasuyoshi Yoshikai
  • Patent number: 8475220
    Abstract: An electrical connector formed to have at least one or more pairs of opposing legs extending from a body portion where each leg extends to a contact point where an inner surface of each opposing leg contact. A spring clip can be positioned over one or more of the opposing legs to increase a compressive force. The spring clip may include an alignment feature to limit clip rotating and/or pitching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Slobodan Pavlovic, Brantley Natter, David Menzies, Rainer Busies, Dirk Winter, Dirk Placzko
  • Patent number: 8460025
    Abstract: A flexing strip (41) is formed on a housing (20). An interference part (63) is formed on a fit-on detector (50). A distinguishing part (46) having a color different from the fit-on detector (50) is formed on the flexing strip (41). The flexing strip (41) interferes with the interference part (63) and deforms while moving the fit-on detector (50) from a wait position to a detection position. The flexing strip (41) is released from an interference state with the interference part (63) and elastically restores to its original state when the fit-on detector (50) has reached the detection position. A position of the distinguishing part (46) relative to the interference part (63) changes before and after a flexing of the flexing strip (41) so that the distinguishing part (46) is exposed and can be seen from a distinguishing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Segawa, Yukihiro Fukatsu, Masayasu Fujii
  • Patent number: 8460033
    Abstract: A shield for a connector that can provide a card-receiving slot is disclosed. The shield includes sides that provide an enclosure. The shield includes a fastener that is held in place by a retaining notch in a bottom of the shield. The retaining notch is configured to support the fastener in place and restrain it from unintended translation or rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Harold Keith Lang, Patrick R. Casher
  • Patent number: 8454376
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing body that includes a cable receiving end having a first bore extending therethrough and at least one equipment end projecting perpendicular to the cable receiving end. The at least one equipment end includes a second bore extending therethrough that communicates with the first bore in the cable receiving end. A sacrificial bar is configured to be received within the cable receiving end and includes a first end for coupling to an end of a prepared electrical power cable and a second end configured to project into the second bore and conductively couple with an electrical device received within the at least one equipment end. The housing body and sacrificial bar are configured to be cut through to confirm that the electrical connector is de-energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry N. Siebens
  • Patent number: 8439713
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a high-power connector having a heat dissipation structure, which includes a cover, a plurality of resilient metal terminals and a plurality of auxiliary metal plates. The cover is made of an insulating material and defines a plurality of receiving spaces therein. The resilient metal terminals are fitted in the receiving spaces respectively. The front section of each resilient metal terminal has an arcuate shape, passes through a lateral side of the cover, and is exposed from the cover. The front section of each auxiliary metal plate is electrically connected to the corresponding resilient metal terminal, and the rear section of each auxiliary metal plate is electrically connected to a circuit board. Since the auxiliary metal plates have relatively low impedance capable of rapidly releasing the heat generated by the connector, the components of the connector are prevented from premature aging attributable to high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Simula Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Hsien-Yu Chiu, Shin-Way Lin, Han-Min Chu
  • Patent number: 8435044
    Abstract: An embodiment of an elastic contact device for electrically contacting electronic components is proposed. The contact device includes at least one basic module with a longitudinal axis, each one including an elastic core for defining an elasticity of the basic module (undergoing an axial elastic deformation in response to an axial compression), a first contact terminal element and a second contact terminal element coupled with the elastic core in axially opposed positions, and at least one elongated contact element extending axially between the first and second terminal elements, wherein each elongated element is configured to have a buckling axial critical load higher than zero for self-sustaining in absence of external forces during a production of the basic module and lower than a threshold compression (ranging approximately between 0.1% and 50%) for buckling thereby not contributing to the elasticity of the basic module during operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Rise Technology S.r.l.
    Inventor: Marco Balucani
  • Patent number: 8435080
    Abstract: A jack socket to produce a electrical plug connection with a jack plug includes housing (10) with a space, in which the plug shaft can be inserted; a sleeve contact (20) to contact the contact sleeve of the jack plug; a tip contact (30) with a contact section (32) which, in the inserted state of the jack plug, can be contacted from the contact tip and a tip switching contact (40) with a contact section (42), which, without the inserted jack plug, lies against a tip switching contact contact point of the contact section (32) of the tip contact (30) and is lifted off the contact section of the tip contact (30) during the insertion of the jack plug. The connecting sections (21, 31, 41 51, 61) of the contacts (20, 30, 40, 50, 60) project from an attachment end (14) of the plug housing (10) and have a longitudinal extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Neutrik AG
    Inventors: Oliver Dobler, Werner Bachmann
  • Patent number: 8435049
    Abstract: A permanent part attachment portion and an additional part attachment portion are provided to a case. A terminal portion of a permanent bus bar is disposed in the permanent part attachment portion, and a terminal portion of an additional bus bar is disposed in the additional part attachment portion by allowing the additional bus bar to be contained in the case in a removable manner. It thus becomes possible to provide an electrical connection box that is adaptable to an addition of an electrical part without changing a die used to mold the case and/or a die used to form the bus bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiro Uchida, Yoshihisa Shimada
  • Patent number: 8430687
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector body and a tubular post having one end fitted in said connector body for securing a coaxial cable, the post including a basket portion at an opposite end. An adapter is further provided, the adapter having a set of internal threads for engaging the threads of an external interface port, said adapter further including a portion which is sized to engage within the interior of the basket portion of the tubular post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Souheil Zraik
  • Patent number: 8430698
    Abstract: An electrical terminal is operable to facilitate electrical connectivity between the terminal and an electrical connector. The electrical terminal may include a cap to facilitate positioning a conducting element, such as but not limited to a coil spring, within a receptacle used to connect to an electrically conducting connector. The conducting element may facilitate electrical connectivity between the inserted connector and the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Stewart, Slobodan Pavlovic, Michael Glick, David Menzies, Cecil Lamar Brown, II
  • Patent number: 8425236
    Abstract: A tall mezzanine connector which connects the substantial middle half of each of a pair of circuit cards positioned normal thereto. The mezzanine connector comprises a and a receptacle that includes wafers having electrical contact means at each end thereof for contacting contacts in the respective circuit cards, the wafers being held in place by an upper base member and a lower base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Cipolla, Paul W. Coteus, Takken Todd
  • Patent number: 8419453
    Abstract: A cable connector is disclosed. The cable connector includes a male connector and a female connector. The male connector includes a male base and male terminals received in the male base. The female connector includes a female base and female terminals locked with the female base. Two posts respectively protrude outwardly from ends of two side walls of the male base. Two locking slots which are tilting are respectively defined in the middles of two side walls of the female base. When assembled, the male base is pushed so that the posts are respectively locked with the corresponding locking slots. The male base of the present invention is steadily locked with the female base. Furthermore, the male base of the present invention is disassembled from the female base by pushing the male base, so that the posts are withdrawn from the locking slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-hsien Chiang
  • Patent number: 8419459
    Abstract: A connector port provided on the outer surface of a housing of an electronic device includes: a connector holding section that is formed in the housing and has a connector opening; and an opening/closing cover including an attaching section that is screwed to the connector holding section, a flat cover section that is pivotably supported by the attaching section at the proximal end thereof and opens and closes the connector opening, and an elastically deforming section that is provided at the distal end of the cover section and elastically deforms to engage in the connector holding section. The connector holding section is formed as a recess on the outer surface of the housing, the opening/closing cover is housed in the recess, and the outer surface of the housing and the outer surface of the cover section are substantially flush with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Nihei, Katsunao Aizawa, Haruhiko Kondo
  • Patent number: 8419449
    Abstract: A split electrical grounding bushing having adjacent bushing portions with insulating bushing portions having guard tabs covering a gap formed between the insulating bushing portions creating a continuous insulating ring. The bushing portions are connected by a hinge permitting the bushing to be placed over electrical conductors or wires after being installed. Gaps in the insulating bushing portion are covered by attached guard tabs improving the safety of a split electrical bushing. The split electrical bushing is placed on a distal end of an electrical conduit. The split bushing may be an electrical grounding bushing providing an electrical ground connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8419463
    Abstract: A surface mount type coaxial connector 1 to be mounted on a circuit wiring board 50 comprises: a contact 10 for signals having a cylindrical fitting portion 11 for signals divided by first slits 111a housing 20 having a circular convex portion 22 which surrounds the fitting portion 11 for signals via a first space S1; and a ground shell 30 having a circular fitting portion 32 for ground which surrounds the convex portion 22 via a second space S2, and the contact 10 for signals, the housing 20, and the ground shell 30 are integrally formed by insert molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8419443
    Abstract: For an object of providing an electric connection box which can relax limitation of arranging electric components and connectors of a wiring harness, the electric connection box includes a box main body having a plurality of cassette blocks in which a relay is mounted. A fusible link is mounted at one cassette block. A top surface of the one cassette block is arranged at a higher position than a top surface of the cassette block adjacent to the one cassette block. The plurality of cassette blocks is arranged to locate each of the top surfaces thereof lower one by one in proportion to parting from the one cassette block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kamo