Patents Examined by Tho D. Ta
  • Patent number: 11228144
    Abstract: A plug as an electrical connector according to the present disclosure includes a box-shaped housing and a lock lever having an arm in such a manner that a base end of the arm is rotatable, and the lock lever is configured to pull the mating housing inside the box-shaped housing. On a side face of the box-shaped housing, a projection is provided which can be hidden from the side face thereof. A recess is provided in an intermediate portion of the arm of the lock lever, and the projection can be introduced and the rotation of the lock lever in the one direction can be prevented. The recess includes a bottom wall (first inner wall) and a side wall (second inner wall) formed therein which can be pressed by the projection by a rotational force of the lock lever in one direction being divided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Min Kim, Kang-Suk Noh
  • Patent number: 11223158
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a waterproof electronic component having good waterproofness and a method for assembling the waterproof electronic component. A repeater as a waterproof electronic component includes (i) a substrate having first through holes, (ii) a socket fixed to the substrate, (iii) a housing containing the substrate, (iv) a pin held by the housing and having a first end connected to the substrate, and (v) a sealing section with which an area surrounded by the substrate and the housing is filled, the housing including a support including a supportive wall section capable of supporting a fixation portion of the socket and a seat section having a seating surface on which the substrate is placed, the substrate being placed on the seat section, the socket being oriented in such a manner that at least a portion of an outer surface of the fixation portion is close to and faces the supportive wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamanaka, Masanori Inoue
  • Patent number: 11217933
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing having a first through-hole; a plate-shaped conductor inserted into the first through-hole; and a sealing part that has a flat annular shape in a plane view and seals between the conductor and the hosing. The sealing part has a pair of linear first sealing parts and a pair of arc-shaped second sealing parts. The housing has a recess that has a flat shape in a plan view and receives the sealing part. An inner dimension in a longitudinal direction of the recess is substantially equal to an outer dimension in the longitudinal direction of the sealing part, and an inner dimension in a short direction of the recess is smaller than an outer dimension in a short direction of the sealing part. The conductor presses and compresses the first sealing part and the second sealing part in a held state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11217932
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present disclosure is an electromagnetic compatibility type cable locking joint. The electromagnetic compatibility type cable locking joint comprises a joint main body, a joint cap, a sealing ring, and a shielding member. The joint main body has a central hole, and an inner step is provided in the central hole. The sealing ring is connected to the end of the joint main body, and a positioning groove is formed between the sealing ring and the inner step. The joint cap is connected to the sealing ring, the shielding member comprises an upper ring, a lower ring, and an arc-shaped elastic piece. A plurality of arc-shaped elastic pieces are uniformly arranged in a circle. The upper end of each arc-shaped elastic piece is formed on the upper ring, and the lower end of each arc-shaped elastic piece is formed on the lower ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Zhiming Yu, Xiaoyuan Xu, Longjun Chen
  • Patent number: 11205868
    Abstract: An example connector includes a housing made of a dielectric material, in which cells are formed. Terminals are housed in the cells and extend essentially in a longitudinal direction. The housing is also equipped with a terminal position assurance device having locking means interacting with a stop surface located on the terminal. The terminal position assurance device may possibly have a system of ramps arranged to move the locking means sequentially, perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction, and then parallel to the longitudinal direction. The leakage path between two terminals can then be lengthened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Lionel Domergue, Sylvain Loas
  • Patent number: 11205872
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector assembly. The connector assembly includes an adapter, a connector and a handle, where a first socket is formed at one end of the adapter, an adaptation slide extending inwards from the first socket is formed in an inner wall of the adapter, and an adaptation window is opened at one end of the adaptation slide close to the first socket; the connector is provided with an elastic piece, and the elastic piece is movable along a Z-axis direction; and the handle is connected to a rear end of the connector and is capable of sliding between a first position and a second position of the connector along an X-axis direction. The beneficial effect provided is as below. The handle always remains connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: HYC Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lei Zhu, Haibo Yang
  • Patent number: 11201434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a direct plug-in connector for making electrical contact with printed circuit boards, comprising a housing and at least one contact, which is connected to the housing, for insertion into a first passage opening of a printed circuit board, which first passage opening is electrically conductive on the inner wall, wherein at least one latching device for securing the housing on the printed circuit board is provided, wherein the latching device has at least one elastically resilient latching arm which is integrally connected to the housing and has a latching projection in the region of its free end, wherein the latching arm and the housing are separated by means of an intermediate space which runs perpendicularly to a supporting face of the direct plug-in connector on the printed circuit board and in a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Anh-Nguyen Nguyen, Michael Brodbeck, Daniel K├╝bler
  • Patent number: 11197500
    Abstract: A cartridge of an e-vaping device includes a housing extending in a longitudinal direction, a reservoir in the housing, a heater in the housing, and an absorbent material at least partially surrounding the sinusoidal shaped member. The reservoir is configured to store a pre-vapor formulation. The heater has a sinusoidal shaped member translating about an elliptical shape to define a channel there through. The absorbent material is in fluid communication with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Shmuel Gavrielov, Yuval Malka, Rangaraj Sundar, Isaac Weigensberg, David Rubli, Moshe Eliyahu, Arye Weigensberg, Scott A. Fath, Christopher S. Tucker, William J. Bogdziewicz
  • Patent number: 11201440
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a power supply device, including a housing, a circuit board and a connecting assembly. The housing defines an accommodation space, and includes: a housing positioning component, a first opening, and a second opening. The housing positioning component is disposed in the accommodation space. The circuit board is disposed in the accommodation space, and includes: a circuit board positioning component, a power input port, and a power output port. The power input port is disposed corresponding to the first opening. The power output port is disposed corresponding to the second opening, and electrically connected to the power output port. The connecting assembly is configured to connect the housing positioning component and the circuit board positioning component, and position the circuit board in the accommodation space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN RELX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Chen, Shengren Wang, Jiaqi Fu
  • Patent number: 11196213
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cable end connector comprising a plugging member, a plurality of cables, an insulating body, a latch component, and two positioning bumps. The insulating body comprises a plugging surface, a first surface and a connecting surface. The plugging member protrudes from the plugging surface. One ends of the plurality of cables pass through the connecting surface. The first surface comprises a latch accommodating groove comprising a buckling hole. The latch component is disposed in the latch accommodating groove. The latch component comprises a first latch plate and a second latch plate opposite to the first latch plate. The first latch plate comprises a buckling elastic sheet. The buckling elastic sheet is disposed in the buckling hole. The second latch plate comprises a buckling bump. The two positioning bumps are oppositely disposed on the plugging surface and are disposed on a side edge of the plugging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: XueHai Shen, RongZhe Guo, HongJi Chen
  • Patent number: 11196210
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a shell and a coupling ring. The shell has contact receiving passages and an outer wall with a coupling ring retaining projection. The coupling ring is integrally mounted on the shell. The coupling ring is movable between a first position and a second position. A spring is integrally positioned on the coupling ring. The spring is provided in a stressed position when the coupling ring is moved to the second position. Openings are provided in the coupling ring; the openings being positioned proximate the spring. The opening are dimensioned to allow the removal of residual material produced during the manufacture of the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew Martin, Hailing Liu, Xiaoming Luo, Thierry Emile Marin-Martinod, Matt McAlonis, Mark Stephen Ostasiuk, Kevin Michael Thackston
  • Patent number: 11196207
    Abstract: A card edge connector is adapted to allow an electronic module to insert and comprises an elongated insulating housing and a plurality of conductive terminals. The insulating housing has two side walls which are spaced apart from each other, the two side walls together define a card edge insertion groove which has an opening. The card edge connector further comprises a covering member which is correspondingly mounted to the terminal mounting wall, the covering member has a body and a tongue portion which is connected to the body and has flexibility, the body is mounted to the top surface of the terminal mounting wall, the tongue portion at least partially covers the opening of the card edge insertion groove, when the electronic module is inserted into the card edge insertion groove, the tongue portion contacts the electronic module and flexes toward the card edge insertion groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Chin Guan Tan
  • Patent number: 11196222
    Abstract: Disclosed is a data cable connector for a field device of process automation, wherein the data cable connector has a field device part and a data cable part. The field device part includes one or more magnetically activated switches. The data cable part includes a magnet. The field device is configured to determine from the states of the magnetically activated switches whether the data cable part is connected with the field device part, and if so, in what orientation. Based on the states of the magnetically activated switches, the field device may enable and disable communication circuits within the field device including any PHY circuits and modems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Brian Hartman, Gautham Karnik, Matthew Krygier, Tareq Al Qaisi
  • Patent number: 11189946
    Abstract: A compact connector that mates with a complementary connector at high mating force. The connector (100) may have a housing (102) with a member (104) having a plurality of sides (106) and an opening (108) at a first side (110), and a frame (114) mounted to the member (104) from the first side (110) and having a plurality of walls (116) so as to bound the opening (108). The frame (114) may be made of a material that withstands forces to which the connector (100) may be exposed during mating. The member (104) may be made of a less robust material, such as plastic with thin walls (116) so as to enable a compact connector. The frame (114) and the member (104) may have engagement features, including latches, complementary chamfer and bevel features that may aid in mounting the frame (114) to the member (104) and locking features that resist dis-engagement of the frame (114) and the member (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FCI CONNECTORS DONGGUAN LTD.
    Inventors: Paul Rubens, Justin Chen
  • Patent number: 11189973
    Abstract: The present disclosure a socket connector including an insulating body, one or more conductive terminals and an adjusting element. The insulating body includes a mating surface, a mounting surface, an insertion slot and an installation slot. The conductive terminals include one or more signal terminals and one or more ground terminals. Each conductive terminal includes a fixing portion, an elastic arm and a mounting portion. The elastic arm is provided with a contact portion protruding into the insertion slot. The adjusting element is installed in the installation slot and used to adjust an electrical property. The adjusting element does not contact the adjacent signal terminals nor the adjacent ground terminals. A distance between the adjusting element and the adjacent ground terminals is smaller than a distance between the adjusting element and the adjacent signal terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SPEED TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chihcheng Chen, KuoHua Huang, Fayuan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11189967
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating seat and at least one conductive terminal provided therein. The insulating seat includes a rear wall and two side walls, surroundingly forming a mating space. Each side wall includes an extending arm and an elastic arm. The elastic arm has a first arm extending forward from the extending arm and a second arm bending reversely from the first arm and extending backward. The second arm is connected to the rear wall. An opening slot is formed between the first arm and the extending arm and runs forward therethrough. A through slot is formed between the second arm and the first arm. A buckling portion is formed at a side of the second arm away from the first arm to correspond to the through slot and the opening slot in a left-right direction. The conductive terminal has a contact portion exposed to the mating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qi Xiao Yang, Wen Chang Chang, Yan Chun Wen, Chu Jun Liang
  • Patent number: 11189957
    Abstract: A sealing structure is provided. The sealing structure is adapted to be disposed in an opening. The sealing structure includes a moveable block, a deformable bracket and an elastic member. When the moveable block is moved in a first direction, the deformable bracket pushes the elastic member, and the elastic member is deformed in a second direction and abuts the opening to seal the opening. The sealing structure is disposed in the opening to create a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Po-Yuan Hsu, Tsung-Hsien Chen, Chia-Cheng Su, Cheng-Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11183779
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a press-in pin having a tin-free and lead-free surface coating. The press-in pin also has an outer second coating. By suitable treatment after the outer second coating has been applied to the first coating, a transition layer is formed between the first coating and the outer second coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: EPT Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hermann Eicher
  • Patent number: 11179841
    Abstract: An interface for a battery pack and an electrical combination. The interface may include a battery-receiving portion configured to receive a battery pack and including a cavity. The cavity is defined by a pair of sidewalls with rails defining a groove between the rails and a lower surface of the cavity. The rails are stepped or angled along a battery insertion axis and are configured to guide the sliding engagement of a battery pack within the battery-receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle J. Radovich, Cameron R. Schulz, Mitchell Carlson, John G. Marx, Paul Rossetto, David M. Schwalbach
  • Patent number: 11183790
    Abstract: A connector housing for an electrical connector includes a first housing having a plurality of electrical terminals and a second housing pluggable with the first housing in a translational manner. The second housing has a single secondary locking projection indirectly or directly locking at least two of the electrical terminals of the first housing in a secondary locking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Puckel, Konrad Helmut Roth