Patents Examined by Renee S. Luebke
  • Patent number: 11545796
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a body configured to engage a coaxial cable having a conductive electrical grounding property, a post configured to engage the body and the coaxial cable when the connector is installed on the coaxial cable, a nut configured to engage an interface port at a retention force, and a conductive insert received inside the nut. The conductive insert is configured to increase the retention force between the nut and the interface port so as to provide an electrical ground connection between the interface port and the nut when the nut is in a loosely tightened position on the interface port, and/or the conductive insert is configured to make the electrical ground connection with the interface port before a center conductor of the coaxial cable makes an electrical connection with an internal contact of the interface port when the nut is coupled with the interface port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Harold Watkins, Richard Maroney, Amos McKinnon, Noah P. Montena
  • Patent number: 11539154
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a connector housing having a mating end configured to be mated with a mating connector and a mounting end configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The connector housing includes a receptacle at the mating end receiving the mating connector. The electrical connector includes power contacts held by the connector housing extending between a mating end having a power-in contact interface configured to be coupled to the mating connector and a terminating end having a power-out circuit board interface configured to be coupled to the circuit board. Each power contact includes a power take-off between the mating end and the terminating end having a power-out cable plug interface configured to be electrically connected to a cable plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Michael James Horning, Douglas Edward Shirk, Howard Wallace Andrews, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11539270
    Abstract: A resistor pack assembly including an anti-rotation housing. The anti-rotation housing includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, one or more anti-rotation lugs extending away from the first surface, and an internal cavity extending from the second surface into the anti-rotation housing towards the first surface. The resistor pack assembly also including a positive rail located at least partially within the internal cavity, a negative rail having an inner circular face and an outer circular face located radially outward from the inner circular face, and an insulator ring is interposed between the second surface of the anti-rotation housing and the outer circular face of the negative rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Dhaval Patel, Andrew R. Wilkinson, Andrew P. Grosskopf, Edward C. Allen, Kyle S. Sirbasku, Duane C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11532446
    Abstract: A button structure of an input device, including a circuit board, a dome element, and a trigger, is provided. The dome element is disposed on the circuit board, and is electrically conductive and elastic. The trigger is disposed at a center of the dome element, and is electrically insulative and flexible. The trigger has a conductive layer facing the circuit board. The dome element is configured to be pressed to drive the conductive layer of the trigger to abut against a trigger circuit of the circuit board to generate a trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Shih Wang, Chih-Chun Liu, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wen-Chieh Tai
  • Patent number: 11529881
    Abstract: A load contact module for a charging plug-in connection includes: a load contact, which is designed to electromechanically contact a load contact to be inserted and/or slid on; a mounting portion, which is designed to connect the load contact module to a support of a charging plug and/or of a charging socket; and a temperature sensor for the temperature monitoring of a charging process, wherein the temperature sensor has a distance from the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Moseke
  • Patent number: 11515100
    Abstract: A modular breaking unit with a holder-guiding assembly, wherein: the modular breaking unit includes a casing unit; a holder for holding a movable contact of the modular breaking unit is accommodated in the casing unit; the movable contact of the modular breaking unit is mounted on the movable contact holder; the holder-guiding assembly is installed in the casing unit and arranged to support and guide the movable contact holder to move between an open position and a closed position; the holder-guiding assembly is made of thermoplastic material; the movable contact holder is made of thermosetting plastic material. A contactor including at least one said modular breaking units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Yuanzhong Wang, Jiaren Xiao, Xuedong Xia
  • Patent number: 11482811
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes: a first housing; a second housing capable of fitted to and removed from the first housing; a lever rotatably supported by the second housing for fitted to and removed the first housing and the second housing by a rotation operation; a support shaft provided on the second housing; a bearing portion provided on the lever and comprising a shaft sliding groove for sliding the support shaft; a cam follower provided on the lever; a cam groove provided on the first housing, the cam groove to which the cam follower is engageable; a guide protrusion provided on the second housing, and a guide groove provided on the lever, the guide groove to which the guide protrusion is engageable. When the first housing and the second housing are completely fitted by the rotation operation of the lever, the lever becomes slidable with respect to the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Kazuto Ohtaka, Takahiro Yoneda, Aritsugu Hirose
  • Patent number: 11469529
    Abstract: An electrical connector pin having a link segment for linking to the connector and an end segment that is free, the end segment having a cross-section that is flat and being provided with a slot passing through the end segment in its thickness direction and extending over a length of the free end segment to form two mutually parallel blades, each having a first edge that is straight beside the slot and a second edge extending remotely from the slot and that is provided with a contact portion projecting laterally relative to an outside surface of the link segment, the blades being elastically deformable transversely so as to vary the width of the slot. A connector and an electronic device including such a pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Fran├žois Guillot, Pascal Spoor, Olivier Roche
  • Patent number: 11469557
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal having a first surface defining a plurality of ridges protruding from the first surface. A first ridge in the plurality of ridges has a different height above the first surface than a second ridge in the plurality of ridges. The plurality of ridges is configured to provide a plurality of electrical contact points between the terminal and a corresponding mating terminal. A method of manufacturing the electrical connector includes the steps of providing a terminal preform formed of sheet metal having the first surface and forming the plurality of ridges which protrude from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 11450491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective collar for at least partially receiving an actuating element which extends through a housing of a control unit and projects beyond an outer side of the housing. The protective collar has a base with a through-opening and a first circumferential collar radially spaced from the through-opening and extending from an upper surface of the base in a first direction. The first collar has at least two cut-outs such that the first collar forms at least two wings, wherein at least one of the wings has at least one predetermined breaking point extending in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lisa Bettina Foshag, Achim Jautz, Toni Christian Ott
  • Patent number: 11437761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-current plug-in connector component and a high-current plug-in connector. The high-current plug-in connector component comprises a plug body provided with a center hole and a cable connecting hole in an inner cavity thereof, a silver cap which is welded to an outer side of an opening of the center hole, an elastic rubber arranged in the center hole, and a preset soldering tin arranged at a bottom of an inner side of the cable connecting hole, wherein the plug is slotted into three to six petals so that the plug is expanded to form an expansion plug; a head of the high-current plug-in connector component and a heel part of the plug are in a plugging engagement with a socket component of a corresponding plug-in connector, so that the high-current plug-in connector component is in electrical contact with corresponding plug-in connector component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Yifei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11424578
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high frequency data signal transmission includes a housing, at least one tunnel extending through the housing and at least one electrical lead extending through the at least one tunnel. At least a portion of the electrical lead in the tunnel is embedded in a surrounding material having a relative permittivity which is less than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Gert Droesbeke, Jannik Renfordt
  • Patent number: 11424575
    Abstract: The application discloses a terminal retainer and a mating terminal retainer. The terminal retainer has a plate body and a terminal isolation plate, wherein the plate body is provided with a plurality of first through-holes and/or a plurality of second through-holes; the terminal isolation plate has one end thereof disposed on the plate body and extends to a selected height from the plate body. The terminal retainer provided by the application can help a connection terminal to be stable and firm. During plugging in, the terminal retainer can prevent the connection terminal from being bent or broken under stress thereby to be safe and convenient for use. The terminal retainer is provided with a bushing, so that the connection terminals can be isolated from each other to avoid mutual interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Wan, Haomai Yin
  • Patent number: 11404803
    Abstract: An electrical connector for making electrical contact with at least one lead of an electronic device. The connector includes a mounting flange portion and a connector housing portion. The connector also includes at least one conductor having a pin end and a terminal end, wherein the terminal end includes a lead opening that receives the lead and a fastener hole oriented substantially transverse to the lead opening. A fastening element is used to engage the fastener hole and contacts the lead to form electrical contact between the conductor and the lead. The connector further includes a conductor carrier that extends through the connector housing and mounting flange. The conductor carrier includes a base portion and at least one extended portion that extends from the base portion to form a staggered arrangement. The base and extended portions each include a plurality of channels wherein each channel includes a conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventors: Justin Malpiedi, Christopher Scott, Steven Rockwood
  • Patent number: 11404813
    Abstract: A connector housing includes a receiving chamber having a pair of opposite side walls, a support rib disposed in a lower portion of the receiving chamber and extending in the longitudinal direction, a row of first receiving compartments disposed in each of the pair of opposite side walls of the receiving chamber, and a partition wall disposed between each pair of adjacent first receiving compartments. The receiving chamber extends in a longitudinal direction and a height direction and is adapted to receive a mating connector. The row of first receiving compartments face the support rib and position a plurality of conductive terminals. Each partition wall extends from an outer side of the first receiving compartments in a lateral direction and is connected to the support rib. At least one of the partition walls is at least partially cut away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Huang, Hongtao Liu
  • Patent number: 11404802
    Abstract: A grounding clamp includes a safety lock-out which locks the operation of the clamp in the absence of a cooperating hot-stick. The lock-out employs a clutch which prevents the translation of the clamping members relative to one another until the clutch is disengaged. The cooperating hot-stick is required for the disengagement of the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel Neil O'Connell, Phillip Howard Quaedvlieg, David Karl Wabnegger, Janos Csaba Toth, Ian Edward Trip, Ronald F. Howarth, Jolly Vincent Pangan Nepomuceno, Robert Dale Wicks
  • Patent number: 11387592
    Abstract: The invention relates to a charging connection element (1) of a vehicle (10), for connection to a charging apparatus, comprising a charging socket (2) for receiving electrical connectors (14), and comprising a sealing element (3) for sealing off the charging socket (2) from other components of the vehicle (10), wherein the charging socket (2) has a first latching element (4) and the sealing element (3) has a second latching element (5), wherein the first latching element (4) and the second latching element (5) can be latched relative to one another in a large number of different latching positions in order to prevent the charging socket (2) and the sealing element (3) from becoming detached, and wherein different distances between the charging socket (2) and the sealing element (3) are defined by the different latching positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joerg Hennecke, Martin Peteratzinger
  • Patent number: 11380494
    Abstract: A method for assembling a keyswitch device includes: connecting a first covering portion to a surface of a first housing; connecting a second covering portion to a connection base comprising an engaging portion; rotatably engaging the engaging portion with an engaging structure; connecting the engaging structure to the first housing; and fixing a second housing to the first housing such that the first housing and the second housing constitute a recess communicating with the surface, wherein the engaging structure partially protrudes into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 11381030
    Abstract: A method for reducing the effect of electromagnetic interference (EMI), providing EMI protection to a connector assembly, using at least one vertical disk ferrule. The method includes steps of providing a flared portion, first portion, of a wire shield to at least a vertical disk ferrule, or affixing between two of said vertical disk ferrules. Further, one of a step of providing a ferrule having a face which contacts a metallic connector housing directly; or providing the flared portion of the wire shield which contacts said metallic connector housing directly; wherein said EMI is conducted from said metallic connector housing to said ferrule or flared portion, further conducting said EMI to said flared portion of the wire shield, further conducting said EMI through a second portion of said wire shield, further conducting said EMI to ground; said EMI being generated by at least the metallic connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Demaratos, Joshua Taylor
  • Patent number: 11381031
    Abstract: A connector, including a terminal; and a housing to which the terminal is fixed, wherein the terminal includes: a plate-like first connection; a holder projecting in one direction intersecting the first connection from a side edge of the first connection; and a second connection projecting in the one direction from a side edge of the first connection and facing the holder, the holder and the second connection being fixed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Motohiro Ando