Patents Examined by Travis S Chambers
  • Patent number: 11056814
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector body, a first elastic member, and a second elastic member. The connector body has an insertion hole that allows a connection member to be inserted thereinto. The connection member has a plate shape or a sheet shape. Each of the first and second elastic members is a conductive member that includes a base fixed to the connector body. The first and second elastic members are elongated in a thickness direction of the connection member and butted against each other so as to partially block the insertion hole. The thickness direction intersects an insertion direction of the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Sugiyama, Minoru Shinba
  • Patent number: 11025004
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first circuit card assembly having a first PCB and a first electrical connector having a receptacle housing and a mating housing received in the receptacle housing and being movable in the receptacle housing in a connector mating direction along a connector mating axis. The second circuit card assembly includes a second PCB and a second electrical connector having a header housing holding second contacts. The first PCB and/or the second PCB includes a slot receiving the other PCB in a board loading direction. The receptacle housing is coupled to the header housing in the board loading direction and the mating housing is movable within the receptacle housing toward the header housing in a connector mating direction generally perpendicular to the board loading direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: John Joseph Consoli, Howard Wallace Andrews, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11024986
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly for an electrical device, which includes a cable connector having a pressing-member receiver, the pressing-member receiver including an electrically-conductive contact or a receiver for an electrically-conductive contact and an opposed wall portion. A cable having a cable terminal which is positionable on the cable connector in contact with the electrically-conductive contact is provided as well. A pressing member, such as a spring element, is provided which is insertable into the pressing-member receiver to contact the wall portion and the cable terminal, the pressing member holding the cable terminal against the electrically-conductive contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Michael Watzek, Vincent Zanini, Michael Kaeser
  • Patent number: 11024989
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a nut having a seal-grasping surface portion and a seal having an elastically deformable tubular body attached to the nut. The body has a posterior end with a sealing surface that cooperatively engages the seal-grasping surface portion of the nut and an anterior end with a forward sealing surface configured to cooperatively engage an interface port. The nut defines a first through hole extending in the longitudinal direction and configured to receive a center conductor of a coaxial cable. The anterior end of the seal defines a second through hole extending in the longitudinal direction and configured to receive a center conductor of a coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Harold J. Watkins, Noah P. Montena, Steve Stankovski, Jeremy Amidon, Richard Maroney, Amos McKinnon, Daniel Daoust
  • Patent number: 11025008
    Abstract: A board to board connector may include: a first shell coupled to a first board, and including a protruding extension part extended upward in a longitudinal direction and having one end protruding in a radial direction; and a second shell including an elastic rotating part extended downward in the longitudinal direction toward between a cover part and the protruding extension part, and having one end protruding in the radial direction so as to be engaged with and fixed to the protruding extension part. The elastic rotating part may be spaced apart from the cover part, made of an elastic material, and rotatable from side to side in a movement space formed between the elastic rotating part and the cover part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MPD Corp.
    Inventors: Yong-Il Kim, Deog-Su Han, Hyun-Hwa So
  • Patent number: 11005197
    Abstract: In a control unit having a press-fit structure, a substrate includes: a connected portion to which the press-fit terminal is connected; and a guide portion extending from the substrate around the connected portion. The press-fit terminal includes: a tip end portion; a contact portion adjacent to the tip end portion; and an enlarged portion. The guide portion includes: an opening portion; a guide hole extending from the opening portion to the substrate; a tapered surface formed on an inner side of the opening portion; and a reduced-hole portion formed continuous to the tapered surface. The tip end portion of the press-fit terminal is configured such that the contact portion is positioned with respect to the connected portion while the enlarged portion is guided by the tapered surface and an inner wall of the reduced-hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Urimoto, Takahisa Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11005204
    Abstract: A high speed electrical connector assembly includes a mating female connector with sockets and male connector with pins. The female connector includes a connector body formed to define a mount face surface and contact face surface and one or more apertures extending therebetween. One or more sockets are positioned in the connector body apertures. The socket includes a mount portion and a pin receiving portion and the mount portion is configured for engaging an internal surface of the aperture proximate the mount face surface for securing the socket in the aperture. The pin receiving portion is maintained in a free-floating position away from the internal surface of the aperture with a tip end of the pin receiving portion being positioned below the contact face surface. An air gap is formed in the aperture around the free-floating portion and tip end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Emad Soubh
  • Patent number: 10998667
    Abstract: A rotatable electric plug includes a plug housing including a sleeve body, a plug module including a mounting body and at least a protruding pin, and a limiting assembly coupled to the sleeve body and the mounting body. The mounting body is rotatably coupled in the sleeve body that a rotational movement of the mounting body is reversible. The mounting body has a first side and an opposed second side that a portion of the protruding pin is extended from the first side of the mounting body. The limiting assembly is arranged to block the plug module from rotating infinitely at the plug housing in one direction. The rotatable electric plug has the advantages of enabling the reversibly rotational movement of the plug module, enhancing the rotational movement of the plug module, retaining the plug module at an angular angle, and preventing the plug module from being infinitely rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Lin Yang, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 10998681
    Abstract: An electronic member provided in a circuit board having a connector. The connector has a card mounting port and holds a memory card in a state where a tip of the memory card is exposed from the card mounting port at a connection position where a connection terminal of the memory card and a connection terminal of the circuit board are connected. The electronic component includes a device that adds capacitance at a position separated from and facing at least a part of the tip of the memory card, in a state where the memory card is held at the connection position by the connector, and a connector having first and second end portions in which the first end portion is connected to the device that adds capacitance and the second end portion is connected to a ground of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Kotaro Fujimori, Yoshihiro Kato, Yuko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10985514
    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 grounding member extending about the nut. The grounding member is configured to increase the retention force between the nut and the interface port so as to maintain an electrical ground connection between the interface port and the nut when the nut is in a loosely tightened position on the interface port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Harold J. Watkins, Noah P. Montena, Steve Stankovski, Jeremy Amidon, Richard Maroney, Amos McKinnon
  • Patent number: 10971851
    Abstract: The present invention aims to miniaturize a housing. Disclosed is a connector including a female housing (10) having a terminal accommodating chamber (11) formed therein, a first terminal fitting (24) inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber (11), an elastically displaceable lock arm (12) formed in the female housing (10), an accommodating recess (14) formed in the female housing (10) and communicating with a deflection space (13) of the lock arm (12), a terminal holding member (41) mounted in the accommodating recess (14), and a pair of second terminal fittings (58) connected to a twisted pair wire (59) and attached to the terminal holding member (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara, Ryutaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10971847
    Abstract: A disconnect terminal includes an enclosure, a first conductor rail, a second conductor rail, a switching device, and an actuation device. The switching device can be switched by the actuation device from a connecting position, in which the first conductor rail and the second conductor rail are electrically connected by the switching device into a disconnecting position in which the electrical connection of the first conductor rail and the second conductor rail is separated or disconnected, and back. A visible portion of the actuation device aligns with a surface of a portion of an upper side of the enclosure or with a part connected with the enclosure. In the disconnecting position, the visible portion of the actuation device protrudes from a surface of a portion of an upper side of the enclosure or of a part connected with the enclosure in a clearly visible manner. An assembly is provided of at least two aligned disconnect terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Uwe Arlitt, Frank Hackemack, Karlo Stjepanovic, Stefan Fischer, Genadij Neumann, Peter Stuckmann, Ralf Schumacher, Michael Lenschen, Marco Waldhoff, Andreas Rutz, Peter Meyer
  • Patent number: 10971828
    Abstract: An insulation-displacement connector including two cutting and connecting blades, each one provided with a section for inserting and centering of a cable, a cutting edge which extends from the section for centering and insertion, a base, and an arm for joining each blade to the base; where the cutting edges are inclined along the entire extension of the edges such that they cross one another, and where the cutting and connecting blades are not joined together at an end of the blades opposite to the joining end of the sections, but rather are joined to the arms such that the blades may be separated from one another according to a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SIMON, S.A.U.
    Inventor: Jonatan Acien Fernández
  • Patent number: 10965333
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of thermal management assemblies suitable for use (e.g., configured for heat spreading, etc.) with transceivers (e.g., small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers, SFP+ transceivers, quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP) transceivers QSFP+ transceivers, XFP transceivers, etc.) and other devices (e.g., memory card readers, etc.). In exemplary embodiments, a thermal management assembly comprises at least one flexible heat spreading material (e.g., a single graphite sheet, multiple graphite sheets, etc.) including portions wrapped (e.g., in different non-parallel directions, in parallel directions, etc.) around corresponding portions of a part, which may be configured to be coupled to and/or along a side of a device housing. The at least one flexible heat spreading material may be operable for defining at least a portion of a thermally-conductive heat path around the corresponding portions of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald R. English, Joseph C. Boetto, Woongho Bang, Leonid Lev Shmagin, Jason L. Strader, Eugene Anthony Pruss
  • Patent number: 10950965
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact element arrangement consisting of a shaped sheet metal part, wherein at least two contact elements, which are spaced apart from each other and extend away from a flat base plate of the sheet metal part, are shaped from the sheet metal part and wherein the one contact element forms a substantially cylindrical contacting portion for mounting a pin-shaped counter contact by insertion and wherein the second contact element is formed as a contact spring bent in an S-shape over two bending portions, the contact spring forming a contact point facing away from the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Annecke, Claus Dullin
  • Patent number: 10944191
    Abstract: An electric packaging including a board and a mechanical component attached to the board. The mechanical component includes a first end attached to the board, a second end opposite the first end, and a seat interposed between the first end and the second end. The mechanical component also includes an upper portion extending from the second end to the seat, the upper portion having a first width and a lower portion extending from the seat to the first end. The lower portion having a second width that is less than the first width. The electric packaging also includes a connector attached to the board. The connector includes a first surface attached to the board and a second surface located opposite the first surface. The second surface includes a plug connection area sized to receive a plug and located completely radially outside of the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Plucinski, Phillip V. Mann, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath, Tyler Jandt
  • Patent number: 10938139
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, electrical signal contacts, and biasing elements. The signal contacts are terminated to one or more electrical cables. The signal contacts are held by one or more contact units within the housing. The signal contacts are movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position. The retracted position is disposed closer to a back end of the housing than the extended position. The biasing elements are configured to bias the signal contacts toward the extended position. The signal contacts are pins with an end face at a distal end of each respective pin. The end faces of the signal contacts are configured to abut against end faces of corresponding mating signal contacts of a mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Patent number: 10938191
    Abstract: An outlet assembly includes an outlet having a pin extending from a bottom side of the outlet. Optionally, the pin extends from a shroud protruding from the bottom side of the outlet. The outlet assembly includes a heat dissipating structure having a wall with an inner surface facing an outer surface of the pin or an outer surface of the shroud. The outlet assembly includes a thermal pad positioned between the pin and the wall or the shroud and the wall. The heat dissipating structure applies a force to the thermal pad that presses the thermal toward the pin or the shroud. A PDU having an input module and an outlet module including the outlet assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: George Chen, Josiah D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10938160
    Abstract: A connector has a detector (11) provided in a housing (10) movably in a front-rear direction and allowed to move from a standby position to a detection position in front of the standby position when both housings (10, 90) are connected properly. The housing (10) includes housing narrowing portions (76) narrowed toward a rear part, and the detector (11) includes two side walls (53) configured to cover both side surfaces of the rear part of the housing (10). The side walls (53) include detecting member narrowing portions (56) narrowed to correspond to the housing narrowing portions (76) in parts facing the housing narrowing portions (76).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Minho Lee, Hideto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10938137
    Abstract: A multicoupling comprising a first and second part comprising a first and second set of connectors; and rotational means for connecting the first part and second part. The first set of connectors comprise a plurality of couplings, or a plurality of nipples, or at least one coupling and at least one nipple, or at least one electric contact and at least one of a coupling or a nipple. The second set of connectors comprise, correspondingly, a plurality of couplings, or a plurality of nipples, or at least one coupling and at least one nipple, or at least one electric contact and at least one of a coupling or a nipple. The rotational means actuates, by rotation, control means for at least one connector of the first and/or second set of connectors, and the rotational means and the control means are in one and the same first part or second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CEJN AB
    Inventors: Jonas Eriksson, Jonas Olausson