Patents Examined by Xuong M. Chung
  • Patent number: 7789714
    Abstract: A connector includes a base defining a plurality of holes, and a plurality of pins inserted into the corresponding holes. The pins include a ground pin, a voltage signal pin, and a power-on signal pin. Wherein the length of the ground pin extending into a corresponding hole is longer than that of the voltage signal pin, while the length of the voltage signal pin is longer than that of the power-on signal pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Yee Liu
  • Patent number: 7780481
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus includes a main body, a power input device, a first power output device and a second power output device. The first power output device includes a first cable and a first connector. The first cable is connected to a first surface of the first connector and includes at least a stop block and at least a fastening element. The second power output device includes a second cable and a second connector. The second cable is connected to a first surface of the second connector and includes an extension part and a retaining wall. An edge of the retaining wall is confined by the stop block and the extension part is clamped by the fastening element so as to selectively combine the first connector with the second connector as a composite connector assembly and facilitate securely fixing the composite connector assembly in a common power socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Chuan Chen, Hung-Chang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 7775835
    Abstract: An electrical card connector (100) includes a metal shield (1), an insulated housing (2) and a terminal module (3) having a plurality of terminals (33) received therein. The metal shield covers the insulated housing to define a card receiving room and a card insertion/ejection direction. The insulated housing defines a receiving cavity (24, 25) and forms an elastic piece (26). The terminal module is slidably received in the receiving cavity of the insulated housing along the card ejection direction and is fixed in the insulated housing by the elastic piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Jen Ting, Ming-Lun Kuo
  • Patent number: 7766663
    Abstract: A coaxially connected structure for opposed wiring substrates of the present invention includes a first substrate equipped with a tab type bracket and a second substrate equipped with a socket type bracket, and further includes first and second ground cases respectively mounted on the first and second substrates to cover them. The first and second ground cases are respectively provided with first and second penetration openings to pass the tab type bracket and the socket type bracket therethrough. Exposed parts of the tab type bracket and the socket type bracket from the openings are mutually engaged and being fully surrounded with at least one conductive tubular member which has a function to determine a distance between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignees: NEC Corporation, NEC Wireless Networks, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehito Yazawa, Goro Suemitsu, Satoshi Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 7766677
    Abstract: A dustproof receptacle connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of terminals, a shield and a dustproof cover. The dielectric housing defines a plurality of terminal grooves therein for receiving the terminals. The shield surrounding the dielectric housing has a top board. A sliding groove is defined in the top board and extends longitudinally to pass through a rear end of the top board. An engaging portion extends from the rear end of the top board. A receiving groove is surrounded by the engaging portion and the rear end of the top board and communicates with the sliding groove. The engaging portion is bent downward to be attached to a rear portion of the dielectric housing. The dustproof cover is slidably received in the shield and located between the dielectric housing and a front end of the shield. The dustproof cover has a positioning portion slidable along the sliding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Man Chiang
  • Patent number: 7766694
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a housing, conductive contacts arranged in the housing, each of which has a fixed beam fixed to the housing, a movable beam having a contacting projection and an engaging portion and a connecting strut for connecting the movable beam with the fixed beam, and an actuator rotatable for taking up first and second stations selectively and for engaging with the engaging portion of the conductive contact to cause the contacting projection of the conductive contact to come into press-contact with one of connecting terminals arranged on a circuit board having been inserted into the housing when rotated to shift from the first station to the second station, wherein a first side edge portion of the connecting strut on the side of the contacting projection of the movable beam is substantially perpendicular to the fixed beam and a second side edge portion of the connecting strut on the side of the engaging portion of the movable beam slants from the movable beam to the fixed beam so that
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: I-Pex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichirou Tanaka, Jin Tateishi
  • Patent number: 7762834
    Abstract: A pluggable conductor terminal includes a plug connector (6) with a pin guide (8) emptying into a contact space (5) and a conductor guide channel (24) with a conductor connection aperture (25) that is transformed into a central clamping space (19) in the clamp housing. The conductor guide channel (24) is inclined toward the pin guide (8). A contact piece (3) with a contact part (4) for the contact pin (7) is mounted in the contact space (5) with a clamp spring (15) for the conductor (33) in the clamping space (19). For the sake of simpler manufacture, the contact piece (3) and the clamp spring (15) are of one piece, and consist of an elongated, flat band (2) bent exclusively crosswise to its longitudinal dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Schrader
  • Patent number: 7758354
    Abstract: A horizontal connector (10A) is configured for mounting on a circuit board (90) so that a connecting direction with a mating connector is parallel to the surface of the circuit board (90). A vertical connector (10B) is configured for mounting on the circuit board (90) so that a connecting direction with a mating connector is normal to the surface of the circuit board (90). Board connecting portions (35A, 35B) of terminal fittings (30A, 30B) to be inserted into connection holes (91) and mounting holes (16A, 16B) of mounting portions (12A, 12B) to be mounted to fixing holes (92) are arranged at the same positions for both the horizontal connector (10A) and vertical connector (10B). Therefore, the circuit board (90) can be commonly used for both horizontal connector (10A) and vertical connector (10B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shibata, Yasuo Matsushita, Tsutomu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7758362
    Abstract: A rotary connector apparatus includes a body supported fixedly, a rotor supported rotatably by the body and rotatable together with a steering wheel, a floating spacer disposed between the body and the rotor, rotatably floating according to rotation of the rotor, and having an inverting pass portion communicating between the inside and the outside in a radial direction, and a flat cable passing through the inverting pass portion to be inverted and wound on the sides of inner and outer peripheries of the floating spacer, a recessed portion provided with an outer peripheral face of the floating spacer so as to avoid hitting of the flat cable in a direction of a rotational axis of the floating spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Niles Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oishi
  • Patent number: 7753730
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly holder includes a body having a cable interface. A contact holder is attached to the body on a side opposite from the cable interface and is provided with a plurality of contacts arranged in rows. Each of the contacts has a base that secures the contact to the contact holder. At least one electrically conductive plate is disposed inside the body and extends substantially parallel to the contacts from the cable interface to the base of the contacts. The electrically conductive plate is electrically connected to the contacts and has recesses that receive the contacts to separate the rows of the contacts. A resilient tab extends from the electrically conductive plate to an outside of the electrical contact assembly holder. The resilient tab is electrically conductive and is configured to engage a shielding shell of a connector that receives the electrical contact assembly holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics France SAS
    Inventors: Miguel Furio, Jeremy Dreux
  • Patent number: 7753713
    Abstract: A consumer device interface assembly is provided that utilizes a male over-mold adapter that is operable to engage a conventional USB female shroud. A locking clip is associated with the male over-mold so as to provide locking engagement between the over-mold and the female adapter. The over-mold is universal thus allowing a host of consumer device interfaces to be used with the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank T. Neale, III
  • Patent number: 7749013
    Abstract: A conductive member is adapted to be attached onto a living tissue to detect a bioelectrical signal. A retainer retains the conductive member on the living tissue. A lead member is partly brought into contact with the conductive member to lead out the bioelectrical signal to a connector. A waterproof sheet covers the lead member in a watertight manner, while exposing a portion of the lead member from which the biological signal is led out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Sato, Yasuyuki Nonaka, Hirohito Igarashi
  • Patent number: 7748988
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a housing, a first conductive part, a second conductive part, a connecting element, a first harness, and a second harness. The housing has an insertion hole for receiving an electronic substrate therein. The first conductive part and the second conductive part are disposed in the insertion hole and are configured to come in contact with respective terminals disposed on a surface of the electronic substrate. The connecting element is coupled with the second conductive part and extends in a direction approximately vertical to a planer direction of the electronic substrate so as to be away from the surface of the electronic substrate. The first harness is coupled with the first conductive part and the second harness penetrates a penetrated part of the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Nippon Soken, Inc.
    Inventors: Masashi Hori, Taku Iida, Yasushi Matsumura, Yoshio Hironaka, Takashi Kamiya, Masashi Hiramatsu, Toshihiro Miyake, Hiroki Kamiya
  • Patent number: 7744402
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (2) including a front mating portion and an opposite rear end, and a pair of wing portions (29) extending along a front-to-rear direction from the rear end to form a terminating area therebetween, a number of contacts (3) received in the insulative housing with tail portions (32) exposed beyond the rear end of the insulative housing and in the terminating area, a cable (4) including a number of conductors (40, 42) electrically connecting with corresponding tail portions of the contacts in the terminating area to form a number of terminations and an outer jacket enclosing the conductors, a stiffener (8) defining a receiving cavity receiving the outer jacket of the cable and assembled between the pair of wing portions of the insulative housing to locate in the terminating area, and a cover (5) enclosing the rear end of the insulative housing, the terminations between the cable and the contacts, and the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7740492
    Abstract: An apparatus for use within an electrical devices is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a casing having an upper body and a lower body, the casing including a tab disposed on a surface thereof and an adjustable base having a plurality of tab cavities adjacent to the tab. The tab engagingly couples to one of the plurality of tab cavities to secure the adjustable base. The apparatus also includes a connector system coupled to the adjustable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Kingston Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Dwayne Dei Rossi, George Shiu
  • Patent number: 7736151
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a kitchen appliance includes a socket having at least one electrical contact and at least one metallic member. A plug having at least one electrical contact and a magnet which is movably positioned within the plug. A power cord is movably positioned within the plug and is operatively connected to the at least one electrical contact of the plug. An attractive force exists between the at least one metallic member and the magnet when the plug is engaged with the socket and the magnet is within a predetermined distance of the at least one metallic member. Movement of a leading end of the power cord toward a distal end of the plug moves the magnet toward the distal end of the plug to reduce a magnitude of the attractive force and permit the plug to be more easily removed from the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Weiqun Yang
  • Patent number: 7731538
    Abstract: A card connector is disclosed that includes a housing for accommodating a first card, a second card, and a third card; a first contact member arranged to be connected to the first card; a second contact member arranged to be connected to the second card, which has a larger width than the first card and a smaller thickness than the first card; a third contact member arranged to be connected to the third card, which has a smaller width than the first and second card and a smaller thickness than the first and second card; and a connection control mechanism that selectively connects one of the first card, the second card, or the third card. When one of the first card, the second card, or the third card is connected, the connection control mechanism prevents the other cards from being connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Kiryu, Hideo Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 7731531
    Abstract: A power cord which prevents breakage of a plug or cord/conductors even when treated roughly, and thus has a longer life. The power cord includes a plurality of cores of a synthetic resin, each for covering a connection section of a single blade among a plurality of blades, and an outer skin of a synthetic resin, for covering the plurality of cores together such that the blades are held at a specified interval spacing so as to form a plug. The synthetic resin forming the outer skin is softer than the synthetic resin forming the cores. The outer skin includes a thicker part for covering a border part of each cord having an internal covering member between a part covered with the core and a part exposed from the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Wire Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Tsujino
  • Patent number: 7731525
    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: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Hammond, Jr., Timothy G. Pimentel
  • Patent number: RE41700
    Abstract: A telecommunications outlet includes: a housing that is shaped to receive a plug, the housing having a support disposed within the housing; and a first contact having a first end, a second end, and a bend section, the bend section is supported by the support, wherein the first contact includes a first reverse curve section disposed between the first end and the bend section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: The Siemon Company
    Inventors: Mark Viklund, Denny Lo, Maxwell Yip, John A. Siemon, Kevin J. Audibert