Patents Examined by Ross N. Gushi
  • Patent number: 11152735
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprising an insulative housing and a retainer assembled into the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a mating face and a mounting face opposite to each other, and comprises a plurality of passageways passing through thereof along a front-and-back direction for receiving corresponding contacts and a receiving cavity recessed backwards from the mating face. The retainer is provided with a plurality of first latching portions and a plurality of second latching portions, and the first latching portions and the second latching portions are staggered along the front-and-back direction, the retainer is assembled and locked in the insulative housing without dropping out of the insulative housing via the first latching portions; after the contacts assembled into the insulative housing, the retainer is pushed towards the mounting face by an external force, until the second latching portions locked in receiving cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Ihung Cheng, Qiqing Dai, Siumien Yang, Wangi Yu
  • Patent number: 11145996
    Abstract: The electrode connection structure includes: a first base material; a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer that are located on the first base material; a second base material; a first fastening member and a second fastening member; and an insulating member, wherein the first fastening member includes: a shaft portion inserted in a first through hole penetrating the first electrode layer and the insulating member; and two clamping portions that clamp a periphery of the first through hole in each of the first electrode layer and the insulating member, and the second fastening member includes: a shaft portion inserted in a second through hole penetrating the second electrode layer and the insulating member; and two clamping portions that clamp a periphery of the second through hole in each of the second electrode layer and the insulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamashita, Hiroki Eto, Hidenori Kitamura, Takumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11146011
    Abstract: A device configured to be superposed an electrical receptacle that is operable to maintain the position of an electrical plug ensuing insertion into the electrical receptacle. The device includes a body wherein the body is planar in manner and mateably sized with an electrical outlet. The body has a first side and a second side with the second side having an adhesive disposed thereon. The body includes a first aperture, a second aperture and a third aperture. The first and second aperture are parallel each other and align with slots on the electrical receptacle. The third aperture aligns with the ground slot of the receptacle. A plurality of retention members are contiguously formed with the body and are formed in the three apertures. The plurality of retention members are independently movable and are bendable so as to engage the prongs of a plug and maintain the plug in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Larry Paige
  • Patent number: 11139624
    Abstract: A joint connector includes high and low potential wire terminals (10H, 10L), a plurality of sub-housings (20A, . . . ) corresponding to the respective twisted pair cables and configured to hold the high and low potential wire terminals (10H, 10L), a main housing (30) configured to accommodate the sub-housings (20A, . . . ) in a stacked state, high and low potential connection conductors (40H, 40L) configured to connect the high potential wire terminals (10H) to each other and connect the low potential wire terminals (10L) to each other, and a holding member (50) including housing restraining portions (54) and to be mounted into the main housing (30) such that the housing restraining portions cross the sub-housings (20A, . . . ). The housing restraining portions (54) restrain restrained portions of the sub-housings (20A, . . . ) to impede the withdrawal of the sub-housings (20A, . . . ) in a direction opposite to a housing insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 11128074
    Abstract: An electrical connector, a mobile terminal, and an electrical connector manufacturing method therefor, the electrical connector including at least one first conductive terminal and at least one second conductive terminal, where a first electroplated layer is disposed on an outer surface of the first conductive terminal, a second electroplated layer is disposed on an outer surface of the second conductive terminal, and a material of the second electroplated layer is different from a material of the first electroplated layer. Electroplating costs of the electrical connector are reduced while corrosion resistance of the electrical connector is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suining Hu, Tien Chieh Su, Shihao Zhang, Gaobing Lei
  • Patent number: 11128069
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a press-fit terminal and a recess. The press-fit terminal includes a bar portion and a press-fit deformation portion. The press-fit deformation portion is provided at an end of the bar portion. The press-fit deformation portion is deformed when inserted into an insertion hole of a circuit board. The recess is provided in the press-fit deformation portion and recessed from a surface of the press-fit deformation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Yagyu
  • Patent number: 11121488
    Abstract: An assembly includes a circuit carrier having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a first sub-assembly detachably connected to the first surface of the circuit carrier, and a second sub-assembly detachably connected to the second surface of the circuit carrier. The circuit carrier has an electrically conductive lead interconnecting the first sub-assembly and the second sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: TE Connectivity India Private Limited, TE Connectivity Italia Distribution S.r.l.
    Inventors: P.K. Senthil Kumar, Ugo Aime
  • Patent number: 11114792
    Abstract: A contact includes a pair of side walls, a front end upper wall extending from the side walls, a rear end upper wall extending from the side walls, a lance extending in a rearward direction from a rear end of the front end upper wall, and an extension piece extending in the rearward direction from a rear end portion of the lance. The lance has a catch portion at the rear end portion of the lance. The catch portion is caught in a housing when the contact is inserted into the housing. The extension piece is positioned under the rear end upper wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Shindo
  • Patent number: 11114802
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plug connector and a locking member. The plug connector has a fitting portion, and an outer diameter of the fitting portion is configured to be able to be expanded. The locking member includes a pair of arm portions configured to restrict expansion of a diameter of the fitting portion by sandwiching the fitting portion from outward in a radial direction when the fitting portion fitted to a ground contact member is removed, and a positioning portion configured to curb movement of the plug connector in a Y direction in a restricted state in which the pair of arm portions restrict the expansion of the diameter of the fitting portion. In the restricted state, the positioning portion faces a first fixing portion located rearward from the fitting portion in the Y direction, and curbs movement of the first fixing portion in the Y direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuki Motomura
  • Patent number: 11114790
    Abstract: A reversible dual-position electrical connector includes: an insulation seat provided with a base seat and a tongue; two rows of terminals, wherein the two rows of terminals are embedded into and plastic injection molded with the insulation seat, the terminal is integrally provided with, from front to rear, a connection portion, a contact, an extension and a pin, the contact is in flat surface contact with the tongue, elastically non-movable and exposed from two connection surfaces, and a bent segment is formed between the connection portion and the contact, so that the connection portion is lower than the two connection surfaces and embedded into the tongue; an inner insulating structure embedded and plastic injection molded with the insulation seat, wherein the contacts and the extensions of the two rows of terminals are in flat surface contact with and rest against the inner insulating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 11108192
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bayonet-type bundled RF connector assembly comprising: a male connector including a male connector body and a sleeve sleeved on the male connector body, wherein a first elastic member is provided in a gap between the male connector body and the sleeve, and the male connector body is provided with a plurality of first through holes; a plurality of unit male connectors for connecting a plurality of male connector cables, each unit male connector mounted in a respective first through hole; a plurality of second elastic members, each surrounding a respective one of the plurality of unit male connectors; and a female connector mated with the male connector, wherein the female connector includes a female connector body provided with a plurality of second through holes; and a plurality of unit female connectors for connecting a plurality of female connector cables, each of the unit female connectors mounted in a respective second through hole; wherein the sleeve of the male connec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lei Tie, Yujun Zhang, Jin Liu
  • Patent number: 11108171
    Abstract: A terminal includes a connection part electrically connectable to a mating terminal, and a crimp part capable of crimping a cable. The connection part includes a first base having electrical conductivity, and a first plating layer that covers the first base, has a Vickers hardness of 250 Hv or more, and contains silver alloy containing silver. The crimp part includes a second base having electrical conductivity, and a second plating layer that covers the second base, has a Vickers hardness of less than 225 Hv, and contains either silver or silver alloy containing silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tamura, Shinobu Kayama
  • Patent number: 11108196
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes: an electrical connector including a plug, a metallic shell disposed outside the plug and the cable, and a middle shell; a cable electrically connected with the electrical connector, the cable including plural core wires, an inner shield layer covering the core wires, a metal braided layer covering outside the inner shield layer, and an outer cover layer covering outside the metal braided layer, the metal braided layer including a valgus portion; a case disposed outside the electrical connector and the cable; and a metal inner ring sleeved between the metal braid layer and the outer cover layer, the metal inner ring being electrically connected to the metallic shell through the valgus portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: New Ocean Precision Component (Jiangxi) Co., Ltd., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yang-Tsun Hsu, Xu-Xiang Qi, Jun-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 11101611
    Abstract: An I/O connector assembly configured for making a cabled connection to an interior portion of a printed circuit board for at least some signals passing through the I/O connector. The I/O connector assembly may be assembled by mounting a cage to a printed circuit board. A receptacle connector, including cables extending from a rear of the connector, may be inserted through an opening in the top or rear of the cage. The receptacle connector may be positioned in the cage by at least one retention member on the cage. A plug, mating to the receptacle connector, also may be positioned by a retention member on the cage. Positioning both the plug and receptacle relative to the cage reduces the tolerance stackup of the assembly and enables the connectors to be designed with shorter wipe length, which enables higher frequency operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Winey, Arkady Y. Zerebilov, Michael Scholeno, Jeremy Shober
  • Patent number: 11096425
    Abstract: A heating device, an atomizer and an electronic cigarette having the same are disclosed, a heating device includes a shell, with a receiving chamber formed therein; a heating element, received in the receiving chamber to contact with a liquid conductive body; the liquid conductive body, configured for absorbing tobacco liquid and supplying the tobacco liquid to the heating element; the liquid conductive body includes multiple annular liquid conductive layers stacked inside the shell, along an axial direction of the shell; outer diameters of multiple annular conductive layer are equal to an inner diameter of the receiving chamber such that the multiple annular liquid conductive layers are capable of being received in the receiving chamber and abutting against an inner surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen First Union Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue Chen, Yunkai Zhang, Zhongli Xu, Yonghai Li
  • Patent number: 11101580
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for use with an AC mitigation device coupled to an underground conductive structure and to one or more buried AC mitigation conductors adjacent to the underground structure. AC current transformers sense AC flowing between the mitigation device and the underground structure, and between the mitigation device and the mitigation conductors. A controllable switch is coupled between the mitigation device and the underground structure. Digitizing circuitry generates digital data corresponding to the AC sensed by the current transformers when the mitigation device is connected to and disconnected from the underground structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OmniMetrix, LLC
    Inventor: Carey I Fisher
  • Patent number: 11095052
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wiring terminal, which includes: a conductive member, an elastic piece and a handle; when the handle is in a first position, the elastic piece resists the conductive member under an acting of an elastic force; and when the handle moves from the first position to a second position along a sliding track, the handle acts on the elastic piece to deform the elastic piece, and separate from the conductive member to form a gap for facilitating a wire drawing or a wire plugging. Compared with the existing wiring terminal with a rotary wrench, a wiring terminal provided in the present embodiment may use a tool to drive a handle to move, which may effectively avoid the case where the wire is loosened due to the misoperation causing the open of the handle after the wire is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Pinyou Zhu
  • Patent number: 11095054
    Abstract: A conductor terminal with at least one spring force terminal connection for the connection of an electrical conductor via spring force clamping. The spring force terminal connection has a clamping spring. The conductor terminal has a housing and an actuating lever which is pivotably mounted in a pivoting plane in the housing for actuating the clamping spring. The actuating lever is formed with at least one clamping spring actuator element and at least one control element. The clamping spring actuator element actuates the clamping spring and the control element has at least one handle portion for manually actuating the actuating lever. The control element and the clamping spring actuator element have mutually corresponding fastening elements, via which the control element and the clamping spring actuator element are form-fittingly and/or force-fittingly connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Thomas Witte
  • Patent number: 11088494
    Abstract: A circuit board for a high speed communication jack including a rigid circuit board in the housing having a substrate, a plurality of vias extending through the substrate with each via being configured to accommodate a pin on the housing, a plurality of traces on a middle layer in the substrate, with each trace extending from a corresponding one of the plurality of vias, a first shielding layer on a first side of the middle layer in the substrate, a second shielding layer on a second side of the middle layer in the substrate, and a third shielding layer adjacent to the second shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Sentinel Connector Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett D. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11081823
    Abstract: A conductive terminal includes a first terminal and a second terminal stacked on the first terminal. The first terminal has a plurality of first contact portions at an end of the first terminal. A gap is formed between two adjacent first contact portions. The second terminal has a second contact portion at an end of the second terminal. At least a part of the second contact portion extends through the gap of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhicheng Zhang, Jiayong He, YuQiang Zhao