Patents Examined by Renee S. Luebke
  • Patent number: 11152742
    Abstract: A continuous structure capable of producing a connector cover is made from a single strip-shaped flat plate. The continuous structure has a structure in which a unit structure repeatedly and regularly appears in a longitudinal direction of the strip-shaped flat plate. The unit structure includes a flat-plate portion and two side wall portion groups. One of the two side wall portion groups includes a first side wall portion standing on one of two edges of the flat-plate portion in a width direction of the flat-plate portion, and the other of the two side wall portion groups includes a second side wall portion standing on the other of the two edges of the flat-plate portion. The second side wall portion is a spring portion which generates pressing force in the width direction. The first side wall portion faces the second side wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeharu Aoki, Akira Kimura, Kiichi Hori
  • Patent number: 11133801
    Abstract: An operation device includes an operation unit to which a plurality of functions of an operated object are assigned corresponding to a position to be touched by an operation finger, a detection unit that is arranged on at least one plane extended including a plane facing the operation unit to detect the operation finger performing an operation on the operation unit, and a determination unit to determine an instructed function based on a combination of the operation performed on the operation unit and the touch position of the detected operation finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Takayuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 11128092
    Abstract: A connector assembly configured for compact, high speed electronic systems. The assembly includes a board connector and a cable connector that may be mated by moving the cable connector in a mating direction perpendicular to a printed circuit board to which the board connector is mounted. The cable and board connectors may latch when mated and may be unlatched and unmated by pulling on a tab at a top of the cable connector in a direction opposite the mating direction. As a result, little clearance is required around the board connector to access the latching components. Such a connector may enable an electronic device with high signal integrity because the connector can be mounted close to an electronic component that processes high speed signals, providing a short, and high integrity signal paths for high speed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Amphenol AssembleTech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd, Amphenol East Asia Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen Chu Yang, Hui Tang, Zhenxing Liu, Lo-Wen Lu, Wen Te Hsu
  • Patent number: 11129290
    Abstract: A power delivery module includes a frame having rails defining an opening that receives an electronic package. A bottom of the frame is mounted to a host circuit board and faces an upper surface of the electronic package. The frame is a layered structure including a power plate, a ground plate, and an insulator electrically isolating the power plate from the ground plate. The power deliver module includes module power contacts electrically connected to the power plate and extending from the bottom for electrical connection to package power contacts of the electronic package. Module ground contacts are electrically connected to the ground plate and extend from the bottom for electrical connection to package ground contacts of the electronic package. The module power contacts and the module ground contacts deliver power to the electronic package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventor: Brian Patrick Costello
  • Patent number: 11114804
    Abstract: A shielded-cable pass-through assembly configured to provide electrical contact between a shielding-layer of a shielded-cable and a boundary through which the shielded-cable passes includes a metallic-sleeve and a contact-terminal. The metallic-sleeve defines a shield-surface used to make electrical contact with a shielding-layer of a shielded-cable. The contact-terminal defines a contact-feature used to make electrical contact with the boundary through which the shielded-cable passes. The contact-terminal also defines a plurality of inner-contact-fingers extending from the contact-terminal in a longitudinal-direction parallel to a longitudinal-axis of the shielded-cable. The plurality of inner-contact-fingers is urged in a radial-direction to make electrical contact with a contact-surface of the metallic-sleeve after the assembly is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Anyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11116073
    Abstract: A connector-cable module includes a multicore cable including first, second, and third signal lines; and a connector connected to one end of the multicore cable and including a board and first, second, and third pads connected to the first, second, and third signal lines and provided on the board. A first signal and a second signal transmitted through the first and second signal lines form a differential signal. The connector is configured such that when a line passes through a first gravity center of the first pad and a second gravity center of the second pad, a foot of a perpendicular drawn from a third gravity center of the third pad to the line is located between the first gravity center and the second gravity center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoshige Yokota, Masaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11104278
    Abstract: A control panel for motor vehicle includes a mount; a printed circuit board, which is fastened on the mount; a facade element, which is assembled on the mount and which covers the printed circuit board; the facade element comprising at least one actionable control key, which is integral with a fixed part of the facade element and which extends above a zone of the printed circuit board; the control key including an end joining the fixed part of the facade element and a mobile free end; the control key includes at its joining end a first protuberance bearing against the mount and/or against the printed circuit board, and includes at its free end a pressing zone provided to be touched by an operator with a view to actuating the control key; the control key also includes a second protuberance arranged between the first protuberance and the pressing zone, said second protuberance having a lesser height than the first protuberance and including at its free end opposite the printed circuit board a bearing surface pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Andrzej Polak
  • Patent number: 11095050
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a conductive terminal having a positioning wall and a piercing wall. The piercing wall can pierce an outer insulating sheath of a thin cable to be electrically connected to an inner core of the cable. The positioning wall can position the thin cable to reduce bending or dislocation of the thin cable caused by a force and thus minimize pulling of the core. This ensures electrical connection between the piercing wall and the core of the thin cable, and also prevents the core from being damaged or broken by any pulling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TARNG YU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mu-Jung Huang, Ying-Chung Chen, Po-Shen Chen
  • Patent number: 11081866
    Abstract: An electrical distribution block includes a first base, a second base, and a spacer plate discrete from the first and second base. The spacer plate is positioned between first base and the second base and secures the first base to the second base. A conductor block is connected to at least one of the first base or the second base. The conductor block includes a primary tap and a secondary tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Troy Reynolds, Richard Robicheau
  • Patent number: 11038292
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press-in pin (10) for an electrical contacting assembly (1), having an elastic press-in region (12) and an electrically conductive coating (14). The invention further relates to a corresponding contacting assembly (1), and to a method for joining a press-in pin (10) and a metallized via (7). The coating (14) comprises a reactive multi-layer applied to the press-in pin (10) and a first contact layer applied to the reactive multi-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ronny Ludwig, Andreas Hachtel, Gustav Klett, Martin Schuerer
  • Patent number: 11031728
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents an electrical connector comprising a wire coupling portion, the wire coupling portion including a generally flat, plateau portion wherein the plateau portion includes a trough. The electrical connector wherein the trough is generally semi-cylindrical. The electrical connector further comprises an overlap portion that is positioned generally parallel to the plateau portion. The electrical connector wherein the overlap portion is positioned generally adjacent to an open side of the trough. The electrical connector further comprising an electrical device coupling portion at an end of the electrical connector opposite to the wire coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Ralphy A. Louis, Kevin M. Alston
  • Patent number: 11031715
    Abstract: A connection terminal for connecting at least one electrical conductor includes: a housing; a first connection space formed in the housing; a second connection space formed in the housing; a first busbar piece arranged in the first connection space; a second busbar piece arranged in the second connection space; a first torsion spring which is arranged in the first connection space and has a clamping limb and a retaining limb; and a second torsion spring which is arranged in the second connection space and has a clamping limb and a retaining limb. The first connection space and the second connection space adjoin one another. The first torsion spring is arranged in the first connection space and the second torsion spring is arranged in the second connection space such that the retaining limb of the first torsion spring is supported by the retaining limb of the second torsion spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Pollmann, Michael Reineke, Peter Klimala
  • Patent number: 11025006
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector module having a connector body with side edges and end edges. The connector body has contact channels holding contacts. The connector assembly includes a mounting frame having side walls and an end wall opposite a window between the side walls. The window is open to and provides access to a passage that receives the connector module. The mounting frame includes a connector module support structure for supporting the connector module in the passage that defines a confined space oversized relative to the connector body of the connector module to allow a limited amount of floating movement in the confined space in a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the mating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Francis John Blasick, Michael John Walmsley
  • Patent number: 11005203
    Abstract: A terminal module (10) has a metal case (20) with a ceiling wall (21), a bottom wall (51) facing the ceiling wall (21), opposed side walls (23) extending from the ceiling wall (21) toward the bottom wall (51) and retaining pieces (24). A coil spring (40) is sandwiched between the ceiling wall (21) and the bottom wall (51). The retaining pieces (24) face each other in a direction perpendicular to a facing direction of the side walls (23) and project toward the bottom wall (51) from the periphery of the ceiling wall (21). The side walls (23) and the retaining pieces (24) are disposed alternately on the periphery of the ceiling wall (21). A spring receiving portion (26) formed by the ceiling wall (21), the side walls (23) and the retaining pieces (24) receives an end part of the coil spring (40) on the side of the ceiling wall (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Seido Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10998674
    Abstract: An electrical connector with biased latch and method. The electrical connector has a housing and a latch which extends from the housing. The latch has a latching region and a biasing region. The latching region has a latching projection with a reference surface. The biasing region has a biasing member. The cooperation of the biasing member with a mating electrical connector and the reference surface with the mating electrical connector prevents the unwanted movement of the electrical connector relative to the mating electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hurley Chester Moll, Eric John Torrey
  • Patent number: 10992086
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprising a termination with at least one conductive, compressible member and a conductive ground shield. The conductive, compressible member may be held within a connector module forming the termination such that the conductive compressive member is pressed against, and therefore makes electrical contact with, both an outer conductive layer of the cable and ground structures within the connector module. In some embodiments, these connections may be formed using a conductive, compressible member with an opening configured to receive the end of the cable therethrough. The conductive ground shield may be configured to compress the conductive, compressible member, and to cause the conductive, compressible member to electrically contact the cable's conductive layer. The conductive, compressible member may be formed from a compressible material and may comprise a plurality of conductive particulates configured to provide electrically conductive paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Girard, Jr., David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10991525
    Abstract: The electric switch comprises at least one key (4) that pivots about a pivoting axis (5) and a base (2) provided with at least one electric connection and disconnection actuation point (3), so that the pivoting of the key 4 causes the application of pressure to at least one actuation point 3 and causes the electric connection or disconnection, and it is characterized in that the base (2) comprises at least one pivoting actuator (6). A low-cost mechanical type electric switch is obtained which automatically returns to its rest position, and which for the user has the same sensation as an electronic type electric switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SIMON, S.A.U.
    Inventors: David Lopez Lopez, Jordi Arderiu Costas, Francesc Xavier Vasquez Villa, Carlos Ferrer Martinez
  • Patent number: 10985502
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a first connector (20) and a second connector (50) to be connected to each other. The first connector (20) includes first terminals (21) and a first housing (23) configured to accommodate the first terminals (21). The second connector (50) includes second terminals (51) and a second housing (53) configured to accommodate the second terminals (51) and having a receptacle (54) to be fit to the first housing (23). A concave portion (30) is provided on a side of the first housing (23) to be fit to the second housing (53). The second housing (53) is provided with a pry preventing protrusion (62) projecting forwardly of the receptacle (54) and configured to suppress a positional deviation of the second housing (53) with respect to the first housing (23) by entering the concave portion (30) during a connecting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kudo
  • Patent number: 10985477
    Abstract: An I/O device includes an I/O base, at least two I/O modules supported on the I/O base, and a duplex terminal block assembly supported on the I/O base. The at least two I/O modules include a first I/O module and a second I/O module coupled to the duplex terminal block assembly in parallel. The duplex terminal block assembly can include connectors for connecting to a field device. The duplex terminal block assembly can include conductive structures for coupling the connectors with each of the first and second I/O modules. The duplex terminal block can be installed in a pair of ports in an I/O base to connect two I/O modules in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam M. Wrobel, Doug A. Lostoski, Daniel E. Killian
  • Patent number: 10985486
    Abstract: A female terminal 10 to be fit to a male terminal 50 is provided with a box-shaped female body portion 12 including a ceiling wall 14 and a bottom wall 21 facing each other in a vertical direction and open in a front-rear direction, the male terminal 50 being inserted into the female body portion 12, contact pressure applying portions 16 provided between the ceiling wall 14 and the bottom wall 21 of the female body portion 12 and configured to apply a contact pressure to the male terminal 50 by contacting the male terminal 50 from the side of the ceiling wall 14, and a pressure increasing plate 30 configured to displace the contact pressure applying portions 16 toward the bottom wall 21 by being inserted into between the ceiling wall 14 of the female body portion 12 0 and the contact pressure applying portions 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Kenichi Kitaoka