Patents Examined by Travis Chambers
  • Patent number: 10243291
    Abstract: An electrical connector with terminals having contact portions that come into contact with a connected circuit board and a housing that supports the terminals. The housing has a stationary housing for attaching to a circuit board and a movable housing configured to move with respect to the stationary housing. The connecting circuit board contacts the contact portions on the movable housing side. The terminals each have a stationary-side supported portion that is supported by the stationary housing, a movable-side supported portion that is supported by the movable housing, and an elastic portion that links the stationary-side supported portion and the movable-side supported portion. The elastic portions each have longitudinal portions extending in the connector mating direction, and a lateral portion extending in a direction perpendicular to the mating direction, and reach the stationary-side supported portions via bent portions that are bent at the inner ends of the lateral portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunari Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10243281
    Abstract: Electrical connectors used to ground and/or electrically bond objects such as panels having metal outer and inner walls. The electrical connectors use male and female posts having associated washers that facilitate the flow of electric current between the outer and inner walls while providing a watertight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Glen Harrison Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 10236601
    Abstract: A card edge connector forms a plurality of passageways in the elongated housing to receive the corresponding contacts. Each contact has a retaining section secured to the housing, a resilient arm extending from an upper part of the retaining section with a contacting section exposed in the central slot, a soldering section extending from a lower part of the retaining section and out of the housing. A width of the passageway around the contacting section in the longitudinal direction is smaller than that around the soldering section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wei-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 10236630
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes: housing for housing terminals; first lever which is mounted in housing to allow change of position between an initial position and a lock position, and which allows locking a mating lock member of a mating connector in the lock position; and second lever which is mounted in housing to allow change of position between an initial position and an auxiliary lock position, and which allows locking first lever at the lock position in the auxiliary lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Yuji Naito, Takeshi Kon
  • Patent number: 10230195
    Abstract: A device for fastening and electrical contacting of a vehicle window pane with an integrated electrical functional element is presented. The device includes a pane adapter that is fixed on the window pane; a pane holder that couples the pane adapter with a vehicle body; a pane-side plug that establishes electrical contact with the functional element when the window pane is assembled; and a pane-side coupling shoe for mounting the pane-side plug on the window pane. The device further includes a mating plug that couples with the pane-side plug to provide electrical contact of the functional element to a control unit. The pane adapter, the pane-side coupling shoe, the pane holder, and a plug holder that supports the mating plug, are kinematically coupled so that during assembly of the window pane using the pane adapter on the pane holder, the pane-side plug is connected to the mating plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marcel Klein, Dirk Doerner, Bernhard Reul, Thorsten Kuhnen, Andre Carl, Silvio Schatke, Johannes Schulz, Mathias Heppner, Olaf Kriese, Melanie Angermueller
  • Patent number: 10224647
    Abstract: A wire with terminal includes a wire in which a core is covered with a coating, and a terminal 20 including a wire barrel 24 to be crimped to the core exposed from the coating of the wire and an insulation barrel 26 to be crimped to the coating of the wire. The wire is pulled rearwardly from the terminal. Recesses 26B are provided on a surface of the insulation barrel 26 to be crimped and openings of the recesses 26B are shaped to become narrower toward a rear side. As the wire is pulled more rearwardly, the coating penetrating into the recesses 26B moves rearwardly of the recesses 26B to be compressed and hardened and becomes less likely to come out of the recesses 26B. Thus, impact strength can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hamada, Satoshi Morikawa, Takehiro Nakata, Takuji Otsuka, Takanobu Shimada
  • Patent number: 10218121
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector includes a case forming a front receiving cavity, and a rear receiving cavity. An upward room is formed in an upper face of the case. A latch is pivotally mounted in the room with an upward locking hook at a front end thereof in an up-and-down moveable manner. An actuator is engaged with the latch to actuate the latch to be unlatched from the locking hole in the cage via a rearward pulling. An engagement between the latch and the actuator is performed by a latch slot in the latch and a T-shaped lug on the underside of the actuator moving along the latch slot. A curve structure is formed on the latch along a front-to-back direction so as to have the latch to be pivoted during rearward pulling the actuator, thus having the upward locking hook downward moved for unlatching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Kamyar Khorrami, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10218104
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a body portion (14), a conductive member (20) including a held portion (20A) having conductivity and held in the body portion (14), a flexible portion (20B) extending from the held portion (20A) toward a mating terminal (40) and having flexibility and a connecting portion (20C) provided on a leading end part of the flexible portion (20B) and to be connected to the mating terminal (40) by being pressed into contact with the mating terminal (40), and a spring member (60) having a spring property, held in the body portion (14) and extending from the body portion (14) toward the connecting portion (20C). The spring member (60) includes a contact portion (60C) configured to give a spring property to the connecting portion (20C) by being held in contact with the connecting portion (20C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Kenichi Kitaoka
  • Patent number: 10211573
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module enclosed within a metallic inner shell, and a metallic outer shell attached upon the inner shell. The contact module includes an insulator and a plurality of terminals integrally formed with the insulator. The insulator includes a base and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base. The inner shell forms a mating cavity in which the tongue portion extends. The outer shell forms a main body covering the inner shell and a rear cover extending rearwardly from the main body to cover the rear side of the base. The rear cover further includes at least an abutment section forwardly extending toward the base and abutting against a rear face of the base so as to prevent further rearward movement of the contact module relative to the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10211565
    Abstract: The invention initially relates to a plastic sealing internal sheath (13) for a conductor connection between a first conductor (1) and a second conductor (11), wherein, in the connected state, the first conductor (1) is joined with the second conductor (11) by means of a mandrel (12) that yields a conductive connection, wherein the mandrel (12) passes through a push-through area (8) of the first conductor (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jens Trimborn
  • Patent number: 10211575
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted for mounting to an upper surface of the printed circuit board, includes a contact module having an insulative housing with a plurality of contacts disposed therein and enclosed within an inner metallic shell, and an outer metallic shell attached to the inner shell and located between the inner shell and the printed circuit board so as to allow the raised type mating cavity which is formed by the inner shell. The contact module includes a metallic shielding plate with an oblique section. The housing forms an oblique section on the rear side to comply with the oblique section of the shielding plate wherein a receiving space is formed above a rear side of the connector and in alignment with a mating cavity of the inner shell in the front-to-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10211552
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes: an insulative base (1); plural contacts secured to the insulative base, each contact having a contacting portion, a terminating portion, and a securing portion between the contacting portion and the terminating portion; a cable including plural wires connected to the contacts, each wire having a center conductor; and an outer shell enclosing the insulative base and a part of the cable; wherein the contact terminating portion has a groove (2021) receiving the cable wire center conductor; and the cable wire center conductor extends to terminate perpendicularly to an associated contact. Plural interconnecting pieces each secured to an associated cable wire center conductor are also designed to replace direct connection of the cable wires to the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zheng-Rong Zhu, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 10211568
    Abstract: A plug connector, in particular a high current plug, having a locking device for the play-free axial fixing of the plug connector with respect to a mating plug connector in a closed position coupled to the mating plug connector, wherein the locking device has a retaining element such as a latching clip to engage axially behind a locking projection on the mating plug connector in the closed position, and a mating pressure element which is located opposite the retaining element in such a way that the locking projection can be accommodated between the retaining element and the mating pressure element in the closed position. An actuating device for pressing on retaining element and/or mating pressure element is formed on the locking projection in a fixing position (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Willem Blakborn, Helmut Mühlfellner
  • Patent number: 10211554
    Abstract: An electrical connector is mounted to a printed circuit board and includes an insulative housing and a number of upper and lower terminals affixed to the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a base portion having a mounting portion extending rearward from the base portion, and a mating tongue extending forwardly from the base portion. The mounting portion includes a mounting surface mounted to the printed circuit board and an rear surface. Each terminal has a contacting portion exposed to two exposed surfaces of the mating tongue, a fixed portion and a tail extending rearward from the fixed portion. The tails of the upper terminals parallel to the mounting surface are a number of horizontal rear tails located in a rear end of the tails of the lower terminals. The horizontal rear tails extend rearward and are located in front of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shao-Cong Zhou, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10205277
    Abstract: A card-type storage device and a slot device, which are capable of preventing lowering of the reliability due to repeated insertion and removal of the storage device. A card medium includes card thermal contacts each having a contact surface which intersects with a thickness direction of the card medium. A first card upper guide surface restricts the position of the card medium in the thickness direction to a first position. An escape portion restricts the position of the card medium in the thickness direction to a different position from the first position. A second card upper guide surface links the first card upper guide surface and the escape portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Kimura, Fumihiro Kajimura, Go Naito, Kyosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10205290
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises: an insulated seat provided with a base seat and a docking part, wherein the docking part is connected to a front end of the base seat, the docking part is provided with two connection plates facing each other in a vertical direction, each of opposite facing surfaces of the two connection plates is provided with a connection surface, and a connection slot is formed between the two connection surfaces; two terminal sets disposed on the insulated seat, wherein each of the terminal sets is provided with at least one row of terminals, the terminal is provided with a fixing portion and an extension, the fixing portion is fixed to the base seat, the extension extends to a connection plate and is provided with a contact projecting beyond the connection surface, the contact is vertically elastically movable, the contacts of the terminals of the two terminal sets respectively project from the two connection surfaces to the connection slot; and a metal housing covering the insulated se
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10206295
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and method for securing a printed circuit board without the use of screws in a housing assembly comprising a bottom housing made of plastic and a top housing made of metal. The top housing comprises a plurality of ribs. The bottom housing comprises a plurality of flexible snap arms each having a head portion, which includes an angled lower face, a horizontal crush rib, and a vertical crush rib. Upon coupling of the assembly, the ribs exert a horizontal force on the flexible snap arms resulting in climbing of the angled lower face further onto the printed circuit board. The horizontal force may also crush the horizontal crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components to adjust for interference, preventing potential damage to the printed circuit board. Vertical forces may also crush the vertical crush ribs allowing for increased flexibility between the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Van Roon, Gary Warren, Steven Steane
  • Patent number: 10199761
    Abstract: A floating connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals installed on the insulating housing, and two soldering members. The insulating housing includes an inserting portion, two extending portions respectively connected to two opposite ends of the inserting portion, and two covering portions respectively located at the two extending portions. The inner walls of each covering portion and the corresponding extending portion co-define a limiting slot having a limiting wall and two limiting holes arranged facing the limiting wall. The two soldering members are respectively and movably arranged in the two limiting slots. Each soldering member includes a beam facing the corresponding limiting wall, two elastic arms connected to the beam and respectively arranged in the two corresponding limiting holes, and two soldering tails respectively connected to two opposite ends of the beam and passing through the corresponding limiting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GREENCONN CORP.
    Inventors: Tsung-Lung Kuo, Jiun-Fu Ke
  • Patent number: 10193266
    Abstract: An electrical connector device of the present invention is characterized that a shell is disposed at a second opening of a front end of a protective casing of the electrical connector device. The shell is hollow, and a third opening is disposed at a front end of the shell and is used to receive a rear end of a signal terminal housing of the electrical connector device. A second round hole corresponding to a first round hole of a rear end of the protective casing is disposed at a rear end of the shell. As a result, the shell is configured to reinforce strength of the protective casing. A life of use of the electrical connector device is prolonged since the protective casing and the signal terminal housing of the electrical connector device are difficult to be separated when the signal terminal housing is plugged or unplugged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Zon-Guang Lin
  • Patent number: 10193285
    Abstract: An electrical outlet includes a base and further includes a power module that is movably situated on the base. The power module is movable among a plurality of different orientations on the electrical outlet. The power module includes different electronic devices on each of a plurality of surface portions of the power module. As the power module is moved with respect to the electrical outlet among the different orientations, a different exposed surface portion faces away from the electrical outlet, and a different electrical device that is situated on or adjacent the exposed surface portion is operable to output electrical power or to perform some other function. The various electrical devices can be selected to provide a balance of electrical services, such as multiple types of USB ports, wireless recharging, a nightlight, and the like, without limitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Karthik Satyanarayanan, Pramod Kumar, Nilesh Ankush Kadam