Patents Examined by Xuong M. Chung-Trans
  • Patent number: 10938136
    Abstract: A card edge contact pair for electrically coupling printed circuit board assemblies is provided. The card edge contact pair includes a first contact body and a second contact body. The first contact body includes a first solder joint end and a first deflection end. The second contact body includes a second solder joint end and a second deflection end. The card edge contact pair further includes an integral carrier component. The integral carrier component is detachably coupled to the first contact body and the second contact body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Brent B. Lybrand
  • Patent number: 10886663
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plug that mates with a receptacle. In a medical application, the plug is connected to electrical leads that pass through a patient's skin to an implanted medical device in the patient's body, while the receptacle is connected to external medical equipment. The plug is small in diameter so the size of the opening in the patient's skin can be minimized. All electrical contacts in the plug are on internal portions. The receptacle includes annular contacts that contact the internal electrical contacts on the plug when the plug and receptacle are properly mated. When the plug is plugged into the receptacle, spring-loaded retention arms in the receptacle lock into place on the plug, retaining the plug in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VADovations, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Ryan Stanfield, Timothy R. Maher, Trevor A. Snyder, Andrew Matthews
  • Patent number: 10868383
    Abstract: A surface-treated plated material is provided. The surface-treated plated material can suppress generation of whiskers, maintain good solderability and low contact resistance even when exposed to an elevated temperature environment, and have lower insertion force for terminals/connectors. The surface-treated plated material comprises a substrate provided with an upper layer, and the upper layer comprises a plated material containing Sn or In. A surface of the plated material contains at least one compound represented by a certain general formula and at least one compound represented by a certain general formula. One or more compounds selected from a group D of constituent compounds represented by certain general formulae are further applied onto a surface on the upper layer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kodama, Satoru Endo
  • Patent number: 10855008
    Abstract: A power interface may include a housing, a connection body, and a second stopping plate. A first stopping plate may be arranged in the housing. The connection body may be arranged in the housing. An engaging flange may be arranged on the connection body. A second stopping plate may be attached on an inner face of the housing along a circumference direction of the housing. The second stopping plate may be spaced apart from the first stopping plate. The engaging flange may be sandwiched between the first stopping plate and the second stopping plate. A mobile terminal and a method for manufacturing a power interface are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Guodong Gu, Feifei Li
  • Patent number: 10855026
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plug that mates with a receptacle. In a medical application, the plug is connected to electrical leads that pass through a patient's skin to an implanted medical device in the patient's body, while the receptacle is connected to external medical equipment. The plug is small in diameter so the size of the opening in the patient's skin can be minimized. All electrical contacts in the plug are on internal portions. The receptacle includes annular contacts that contact the internal electrical contacts on the plug when the plug and receptacle are properly mated. When the plug is plugged into the receptacle, spring-loaded retention arms in the receptacle lock into place on the plug, retaining the plug in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: VADovations, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Ryan Stanfield, Timothy R. Maher, Trevor A. Snyder, Andrew Matthews
  • Patent number: 10847921
    Abstract: A test plug has a housing with a first side that has inputs for receiving various connection types, a second side having blades and fingers extending thereform, and a base. The first side extends at an oblique angle from the base, providing accessibility to the input connections thereon. The second side is capable of a removable connection to a test switch in which the fingers separate the current jack contacts before the electrical connection between the test plug blades and test switch jaws is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Malbin Jose Mendoza, Todd Gentile, Prerak Shah, Arkady Oksengorn
  • Patent number: 10833446
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a complex electrical connection device capable of efficiently shorting and connecting wires to each other by a compact structure. The complex electrical connection device includes first and second connectors (C1, C2). The first connector (C1) includes first shorting female terminals (TS1), mutual connection female terminals (TM1) and a first connector housing (H1). The second connector (C2) includes second shorting female terminals (TS2), mutual connection male terminals (TM2), a shorting female terminal (SA) having first and second male terminal portions (31A, 32A) capable of respectively connecting the first and second shorting female terminals (TS1, TS2), and a second connector housing (H2) for holding this shorting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 10826228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector which is disposed outside a case, the connector comprising: a terminal protruding at one end thereof into the case and protruding at the other end thereof out of the case; an inner housing coupled to the terminal so as to allow the terminal to protrude at the one end and the other end thereof; a pad disposed on one surface of the inner housing; and a housing completely surrounding the inner housing and the pad, wherein the housing comprises: a protrusion portion protruding from one surface of the case; and a mounting portion having a terminal groove in which the other protruding end of the terminal is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byong Ho Lee, Dong Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 10826261
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a terminal-equipped electric wire includes forming, in an electric wire, a bonded portion in which strands of a conductor exposed due to absence of a sheath are bonded to each other. A terminal including a wire barrel portion is fixed to the electric wire such that the wire barrel portion covers at least a part of the bonded portion. A sectional shape of the bonded portion before the fixing of the terminal is formed in such a shape that a variable range of a value of a distance between a geometric center of a cross section of the bonded portion and the wire barrel portion falls within a range of 0.71 to 1.29 when rotating the bonded portion by an arbitrary angle while engaging the bonded portion with the wire barrel portion within the wire barrel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Sato, Naoki Ito, Yasunori Nabeta
  • Patent number: 10819055
    Abstract: A connector of an electrical connection assembly includes terminals (20) corresponding respectively to wires (10) arranged in a wire arrangement direction, an insulating housing and connecting members (70) applied to the terminals (20). Each terminal (20) has a wire connection surface (27a). The connecting member (70) is made of solder and is fixed to the wire connection surface (27a) to electrically connect a conductor (12) of the wire (10) and the wire connection surface (27a). A surface of the connecting member (70) has a convex-concave shape including restricting portions (73, 74) for restricting displacement of the wire (10) with respect to the wire connection surface (27a) in the wire arrangement direction, thereby ensuring high connection reliability by stabilizing relative positions of the wires and terminals in the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunya Takeuchi, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 10811793
    Abstract: A power interface may include a housing, a connection body, and a second stopping plate. A first stopping plate may be arranged in the housing. The connection body may be arranged in the housing. An engaging flange may be arranged on the connection body. A second stopping plate may be attached on an inner face of the housing along a circumference direction of the housing. The second stopping plate may be spaced apart from the first stopping plate. The engaging flange may be sandwiched between the first stopping plate and the second stopping plate. A mobile terminal and a method for manufacturing a power interface are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Guodong Gu, Feifei Li
  • Patent number: 10804622
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing an electrical connection assembly includes preparing a connector (CN) in which each terminal (20) has a conductor connection surface (27a) exposed from an insulating housing (30), bringing parts of conductors and the conductor connection surfaces (27a) corresponding thereto into contact and connecting both while tension is applied to a wiring material (10). The method further includes fixing the wiring material (10) to the insulating housing (30) by bringing the wiring material (10) and the insulating housing (30) into contact with each other at the fixing positions separated in the longitudinal direction of the wiring material (10) from the parts to be connected and solidifying the fixing portions (34) of the insulating housing (30) after melting the fixing portions at the fixing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Washio, Hiroki Hirai, Yasuo Omori, Toshio Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10804632
    Abstract: A connection terminal in which alloy particles made of an intermetallic compound containing tin and palladium are exposed on an outermost surface of a contact configured to electrically contact a mating conductor and distributed on a surface of a base material at least in the contact, wherein: a tin part made of pure tin or an alloy having a higher ratio of tin to palladium than the intermetallic compound is not exposed on a plane passing through a point where a height of the alloy particles from the surface of the base material is highest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hajime Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10797429
    Abstract: An electronic device including a casing, at least one connector and a waterproof elastic module is provided. The casing includes at least one first hole. The at least one connector is disposed in the casing, the at least one connector penetrates the at least one first hole and is exposed out of the at least one first hole, and at least one gap exists between walls of the casing encircling the at least one first hole and the corresponding at least one connector. The waterproof elastic module has at least one second hole, the waterproof elastic module sleeves the at least one connector, the at least one connector is exposed out of the at least one second hole, the waterproof elastic module covers and wraps around the at least one connector, and the at least one gap is filled with the waterproof elastic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chi Hsu, Mei-Yin Yeh, I-Tien Hsieh, Hui-Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 10797456
    Abstract: An outlet relocation assembly includes a male electrical outlet that can be plugged into a female electrical outlet on a wall that is blocked by furniture. A ring is rotatably positioned around the male electrical outlet. An arm is coupled to and extends away from the ring such that the arm is oriented parallel to the wall in which the female electrical outlet in the wall is positioned. A female electrical outlet is pivotally coupled to the arm. The female electrical outlet on the arm can be spaced from the female electrical outlet in the wall thereby facilitating the female electrical outlet on the arm to be extended beyond the furniture. Moreover, the female electrical outlet on the arm is in electrical communication with the male electrical outlet to supply electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: David Fyock
  • Patent number: 10793007
    Abstract: A current transport mechanism with an elongated, electromechanical base conductor that has an electrically rigidly mechanical plug-in connection device connected thereto in an electrically-rigidly mechanical manner and which, in turn, can be electrically contacted by an electrically-rigidly mechanical mating plug-in connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Ulrich, Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10797428
    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, at least one of the two side walls is a terminal mounting wall. The plurality of conductive terminals are provided to the terminal mounting wall and partially extend into the card edge insertion groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Chin Guan Tan
  • Patent number: 10760350
    Abstract: A field attachable submersible pump cable connector assembly for an electrical connection in a well head, allowing for direct connector assembly to the ESP cable eliminating the cable to cable splice. The connector assembly permits the use of standard crimping pliers to crimp the ends of a heavy gauge multi-conductor cables typically used for electric submersible pump (ESP) cables to the power pin for connection to an electrical power source external to the well head. The connector assembly protects the crimped connection from contaminants and the corrosive environment within the well head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Taurus Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: David Martin Anderson
  • Patent number: 10756465
    Abstract: The first terminals have contact arm portions extending in a rectilinear manner in the direction of connector plugging and unplugging; the second terminals have convex contact point portions contactable with an intermediate portion of the contact arm portions in the same direction. When the stub portions of the contact arm portions are divided into a free end side range and a proximal end side range such that the center point of said stub portions in the direction of plugging and unplugging forms a boundary, in the arranged state of the first terminals, impedance at arbitrary locations in the direction of plugging and unplugging within the free end side range is larger than impedance at arbitrary locations in the plugging direction within the proximal end side range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Tamai, Shota Yamada, Clement Kam Lam Luk, Jeremy Buan, Ching-Chao Huang, Tadashi Ohshida
  • Patent number: 10756481
    Abstract: A connector and a connector assembly capable of being attached to a freely bendable object such as clothes when used are provided. The connector to be fit to a counterpart connector includes a housing; a conductive contact provided in the housing; and a plurality of holding members comprising a magnetic material provided in the housing. The holding member is configured to be attracted to a magnetic material of the counterpart connector when the connector is fit to the counterpart connector to maintain a fit state. The housing is bendable, and has a plurality of fixing holes formed therein. The holding members are disposed in parallel apart from each other in a longitudinal direction (X direction) in the surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Koyama, Kiyoshi Asai, Toshihiko Kato