Patents Examined by Xuong M. Chung
  • Patent number: 10389058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-drop type HDMI connector male plug. The anti-drop type HDMI connector male plug comprises a shielding housing and an insulating body; and an elastic snap-fit means is arranged in the insulating body. When the anti-drop type HDMI connector male plug is used together with an HDMI connector female socket, after the connector male plug is plugged into the connector female socket, the snap-fit means of the elastic snap-fit means in the connector male plug comes into contact with the inner side wall of the connector female socket to increase a friction force between the male plug and the female socket, thus preventing the male plug from dropping off from the connector female socket and ensuring the reliable transmission of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Haie Wang
  • Patent number: 10381760
    Abstract: A system includes a first circuit board and a first card guide configured to receive the first circuit board. The first circuit board includes a plurality of first board conductive pads arranged in a first board pattern. The first card guide includes a plurality of first guide conductive pads arranged in a first guide pattern. The plurality of first board conductive pads and the plurality of first guide conductive pads mate to provide signal communication between the first circuit board and the first card guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Damon L. Raynor, John A. Dickey, Alkesh R. Patel
  • Patent number: 10367275
    Abstract: There is provided a coaxial cable connector, etc., configured such that the outer conductor shell and the connector carrier are linked by a carrier linkage part provided to part of the edge portion between the distal end and the portion of the outer conductor shell of a coaxial cable connector excluding the crimper, and the connector carrier is disposed on the distal end side of the outer conductor shell (the opposite side from the housing carrier), which simplifies the configuration of the apparatus used to manufacture the coaxial cable connector, and allows the coaxial cable connector to be assembled with the fixing position of the outer conductor shell stabilized while still linked to the connector carrier in the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Miyazaki, Ikuo Denpouya, Yoshihito Hirose, Kazuhiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 10355415
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an example embodiment includes: a substrate; and a connector including a plurality of terminals disposed on a first area of the substrate, wherein the substrate includes: a first layer including signal lines connected to the plurality of terminals and a dielectric material disposed between the signal lines; a second layer disposed on the first layer, and including a first ground electrically connected with the connector and a second ground physically isolated from the first ground; a third conductive layer disposed on the second layer, and electrically connected with the second ground; and a fourth layer having a nonconductive material disposed on an area corresponding to the first area between the second layer and the third conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Joon Kim, Min-Seok Kim, Sigwan Kim, Jung-Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10355416
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module having a dielectric frame holding conductors. The conductors extend between a mating end and a terminating end and have a transition portion between the corresponding mating end and the terminating end passing through the dielectric frame. The transition portions of the conductors have opposite first and second sides and opposite first and second edges between the first and second sides. The dielectric frame has opposite first and second sides generally parallel to the first and second sides of the transition portions. The dielectric frame has insertion loss control windows in at least one of the first side and the second side defining air pockets exposing exposed portions of the corresponding transition portions to air. The size and shape of the insertion loss control windows controlling insertion loss along the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Dennis Pickel, Arturo Pachon Munoz, Timothy Robert Minnick
  • Patent number: 10320109
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure involve a cable terminator and/or method of using a cable terminator for non-operably securing a network cable at a destination port on a network device. The cable terminator has a body that includes an insert portion and a receiving portion. The insert portion is shaped so that it may be inserted into a port on a network device, while the receiving portion is shaped to receive a network cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Drake, Luke Pearse
  • Patent number: 10312604
    Abstract: A crimping terminal includes a crimping part that is compressed to a conductive part of an electric wire, and a buffer layer formed on a surface where the crimping part contacts the conductive part. The buffer layer includes a resin, a plating or a grease and a conductive microscopic particle that is mixed and dispersed therein. The microscopic particle includes a fractal structure including a fine protrusion on a surface of the microscopic particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazufumi Suenaga, Setsuo Ando, Hisashi Tate, Yuju Endo
  • Patent number: 10287826
    Abstract: A technique facilitates forming couplings along a power cable used, for example, to supply power to an electric submersible pumping system. In coupling the power cable to the electric submersible pumping system, a pothead may be provided with individual pothead bodies connected to individual conductors of the power cable. The pothead bodies are held with respect to each other by a plate structure which may be readily secured to a submersible motor of the electric submersible pumping system. If splices are formed along the power cable, individual potheads may be secured to conductor ends of the sections of power cable. The conductor ends are then inserted into corresponding individual adapters in a manner forming a secure and sealed connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Zhiyuan Ma, Gregory Howard Manke, William Goertzen
  • Patent number: 10278426
    Abstract: A vaporizer with a modular body design is disclosed. The vaporizer may include an atomizer with a bowl and a heating element. The heating element may be formed of glass. The vaporizer may be formed with an open architecture, such that various components may be interchangeably removed or modified. The vaporizer may be modified with different airways, batteries, atomizers or other suitable devices. The vaporizer may be formed with a slim profile to fit unobtrusively into a pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Gadas
  • Patent number: 10283914
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a housing and contact modules having signal contacts with signal pins and a ground shield providing electrical shielding for the signal contacts with ground pins. The connector assembly includes a conductive gasket compressible between the bottoms of the contact modules and the circuit board. The conductive gasket has a top and a bottom facing the circuit board. The conductive gasket has signal openings extending therethrough receiving corresponding signal pins in spaced apart locations to electrically isolate the signal pins from the conductive gasket. The conductive gasket at least partially fills a space between the bottoms of the contact modules and the circuit board to provide electrical shielding for the signal pins between the bottoms of the contact modules and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, John Joseph Consoli, Justin Dennis Pickel, Timothy Robert Minnick
  • Patent number: 10276976
    Abstract: A card guide module includes first and second rail assemblies mounted to a host circuit board proximate to a card edge connector. The rail assemblies each include a rail body having a base mounted to the host circuit board and a track extending from the base receiving a circuit card. The rail assemblies each include a positioning member held in the track having a side positioning arm engaging a corresponding side of the circuit card to position the circuit card relative to the card edge connector. The first and second side positioning arms are configured to locate the circuit card therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry, Dean Marlin Harmon, III
  • Patent number: 10267981
    Abstract: A terminal block includes an insulative casing, a bottom plate, conductive terminals and a light module. The insulative casing has first chambers, second chambers and through holes separately communicating with the first chambers. The bottom plate coves the first chambers. A side of the bottom plate and the second chambers are formed with a circuit board slot. The bottom plate is extended with light guide bars separately passing through and exposed in the through holes. The conductive terminals are separately received in the first chambers. Each conductive terminal is extended with a contact sheet disposed in the second chamber. The light module includes a circuit board, LEDs mounted on the circuit board and conductive units. When the circuit board is detachably inserted into the circuit board slot, the LEDs correspond to the light guide bars in position, and each conductive unit electrically connects to one of the contact sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10266059
    Abstract: Disclosures of the present invention describe an industrial socket, comprising: an insulation body, a plurality of electrical connectors, a plurality of actuating units, and a plurality of elastic elements, wherein each of the actuating units comprises a slant surface portion and a cover portion. It is worth explaining that, when an electrical plug is inserted into a receiving opening of the insulation body, the slant surface portion enters a notch by a pushing force applied by the electrical plug, such that the cover portion correspondingly moves with the motion of the slant surface portion, so as to stop the shielding to an electrical end of the electrical connector. Therefore, this novel industrial socket has many outstanding functions of fool-proof, dustproof and contact protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: SOLTEAM ELECTRONICS (DONG GUAN) CO., LTD., SOLTEAM ELECTRONICS (SU ZHOU) CO., LTD., SOLTEAM ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Yun Chang, Cheng-Wei Lu, Chi-Han Huang, Ta-Feng Yeh, Ying-Sung Ho
  • Patent number: 10257919
    Abstract: A network socket device includes a communication module composed of a main circuit board with via holes, a gold pin set and a compensation circuit board. The gold pin set is connected to the main circuit board, including a pin holder block, first gold pins inserted through the pin holder block and connected to respective via holes of the main circuit board and second gold pins inserted through the pin holder block and connected to respective via holes of the main circuit board. Each second gold pin has a connection portion backwardly extended from one end thereof opposite to the main circuit board. The gold pin set is electrically connected to the compensation circuit board to provide a compensation signal for reducing crosstalk between gold pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: JYH ENG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Lin
  • Patent number: 10256570
    Abstract: A lever connector includes a lever which includes a lever-side lock part configured to be elastically deformed in a first direction to be separated from a surface of a second housing and configured to be locked to a housing-side lock part of the second housing when the lever is in a fitting start position. A first housing includes a pressing part configured to move together with the first housing in a fitting direction at a time of fitting, and configured to release a lock between the lever-side lock part and the housing-side lock part by pressing the lever-side lock part in the first direction. The second housing includes a lap part configured to be brought into close contact with an edge part of the lever when the lever is in a fitting completion position, so as to prevent that the edge part is deformed in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Shinmi
  • Patent number: 10236596
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a terminal main body, a contact member, a locking structure, and a position adjustment structure. The terminal main body is electrically conductive and includes a female connector. The contact member is disposed, in a first region of an internal space of the female connector, to face an inner circumferential surface of the female connector. The locking structure holds the contact member at a position thereof after completion of housing of the contact member in the internal space. The position adjustment structure adjusts the position of the contact member in the internal space. The position adjustment structure includes a locked holder disposed in the contact member and a locking holder disposed in the terminal main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Hirakawa, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kengo Machida, Akio Kitami, Kenshi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10236645
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal module and a housing receiving the terminal module therein. The terminal module includes a first, a second, a third and a fourth terminal module, which include a first, a second, a third and a fourth terminal unit, respectively. The second and the third terminal unit are located at a distance behind the first and the fourth terminal unit. At least one of the first, the second, the third and the fourth terminal unit includes one ground terminal and two signal terminals arranged on at least one lateral side thereof from an outmost position to two inner positions. The housing includes an upper cover and a lower cover that are connected and closed to each other; the lower cover includes a hollow-out area, in which a connection end of each of the first, the second, the third and the fourth terminal unit is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haven Yang
  • Patent number: 10224657
    Abstract: A spring for use in an RF contact for a plug-in module including a hollow unitary cylindrical body having a longitudinal axis and a spring portion positioned between opposed first and second ends. The spring includes a first retainer near the first end, the first retainer adapted to be captured between first and second socket body portions of an RF contact, the first socket body portion, at least a segment of the second socket body portion, and the body adapted to be disposed within a receptacle module. The spring includes a second retainer near the second end, the second retainer adapted to be captured by a corresponding feature of the receptacle module. In response to the body being mounted in the receptacle module to floatingly secure the first socket body portion and the at least a segment of the second socket body portion therein, the spring portion is in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Kevin Michael Thackston, Cammie L. Johanning, Brian Todd Klinger
  • Patent number: 10218115
    Abstract: An adapter for connecting to a connector in a first direction is provided. The adapter includes a plurality of signal pins, arranged in a loop, a power pin, configured to transmit a power signal to the connector, and a detection circuit, coupled to the power pin and the plurality of signal pins. A feedback signal is provided by the connector in response to the power signal that is transmitted through one of the plurality of signal pins, and an interface of the connector is identified by the detection circuit and a pin order of the adapter is defined by the detection circuit according to the feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Wei Yao, Kuo-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 7997926
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for minimizing alien crosstalk between connectors. Specifically, the methods and systems relate to isolation and compensation techniques for minimizing alien crosstalk between connectors for use with high-speed data cabling. A frame can be configured to receive a number of connectors. Shield structures may be positioned to isolate at least a subset of the connectors from one another. The connectors can be positioned to move at least a subset of the connectors away from alignment with a common plane. A signal compensator may be configured to adjust a data signal to compensate for alien crosstalk. The connectors are configured to efficiently and accurately propagate high-speed data signals by, among other functions, minimizing alien crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Hammond, Jr., Timothy G. Pimentel