Patents by Inventor Zhong-Hua Yao

Zhong-Hua Yao has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8636546
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a set of contacts (3) attached to the insulative housing, and a metal shell shielding the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a base portion (11) and a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly from the base portion. The base portion has a pair of first bumps (1124) protruding therefrom and located at two sides thereof, and a second bumps (1125) protruding therefrom and located between the first bumps. The metal shell has a pair of first notches (44) locating at two sides thereof and locking with the first bumps, and a second notch (45) located between the first notches and locking with the second bumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Hong-Bin Gong
  • Patent number: 8430577
    Abstract: An electrical connector defining a receiving opening for receiving a corresponding plug includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts and an optical module attached to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a tongue extending into the receiving opening and a cavity behind the receiving opening. Each contact has a retaining portion retained in the insulative housing, a contact portion extending to the tongue, a tail portion and a connecting portion connecting the retaining portion and the tail portion. The optical module is forwardly assembled into the cavity from a rear side of the insulative housing and exposed to the receiving opening. The connecting portions are offset relative to the contact portions of the corresponding contacts in a transverse direction so as to leave said cavity open rearward and allow said optical module to be assembled into the cavity from the rear side of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng-Guo Sun, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 8430680
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector body, a cover movably attached to the connector body, and a limiting mechanism retaining the cover to the connector body. The connector has a mating port for receiving a mating connector, a tongue with a number of contacts exposed to the mating port, and an optical module forwardly exposed to a rear side of the mating port. The cover has a base to cover a front end of the mating port, and an insertion portion extending into the mating port to cover the contacts along an up to down direction and the optical module along a front to back direction. The limiting mechanism can prevent the cover from detaching from the connector body when the cover is pulled out of the mating port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng-Guo Sun, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 8267703
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a set of contacts (3) attached to the insulative housing, an insulator (2) retained in the insulative housing (1) and a metal shell (4) covering the insulative housing and the insulator. The insulative housing has a base portion (11) and a tongue potion (12) extending from the base portion (11). The base portion has a retaining slot (1110) and a pair of side walls (113), each side wall has a protrusion (1131) protruding outwardly from an outer face thereof. The insulator (2) is retained in the retaining slot and has a pair of side surfaces (23) facing inner faces of the side wall. At least one clearance is formed between the adjacent side surface and inner face and is corresponding to the protrusions (1131, 1132) respectively in a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Hong-Bin Gong, Jia-Yong He
  • Publication number: 20120178275
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a power contact and a switch retained to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a front surface, a first cavity and a second cavity recessed from the front surface. The power contact has a mating portion protruding into the first cavity. The switch has a button received in the second cavity and a connecting contact engaging with the button. The button has a lever protruding inwardly from an inner side thereof. The lever defines a through hole, and the connecting contact extends through the through hole and moves in the through hole in a pressing process of the button to make the connecting contact electrically connect or disconnect with the power contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Chun-Yu Shen, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao
  • Publication number: 20120009818
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a set of contacts (3) attached to the insulative housing, an insulator (2) retained in the insulative housing (1) and a metal shell (4) covering the insulative housing and the insulator. The insulative housing has a base portion (11) and a tongue potion (12) extending from the base portion (11). The base portion has a retaining slot (1110) and a pair of side walls (113), each side wall has a protrusion (1131) protruding outwardly from an outer face thereof. The insulator (2) is retained in the retaining slot and has a pair of side surfaces (23) facing inner faces of the side wall. At least one clearance is formed between the adjacent side surface and inner face and is corresponding to the protrusions (1131, 1132) respectively in a transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHONG-HUA YAO, QI-SHENG ZHENG, HONG-BIN GONG, JIA-YONG HE
  • Publication number: 20120009811
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a set of contacts (3) attached to the insulative housing, and a metal shell shielding the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a base portion (11) and a tongue potion (12) extending forwardly from the base portion. The base portion has a pair of first bumps (1124) protruding therefrom and located at two sides thereof, and a second bumps (1125) protruding therefrom and located between the first bumps. The metal shell has a pair of first notches (44) locating at two sides thereof and locking with the first bumps, and a second notch (45) located between the first notches and locking with the second bumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIA-YONG HE, ZHONG-HUA YAO, QI-SHENG ZHENG, HONG-BIN GONG
  • Patent number: 8079854
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulative housing having a mating port; and a set of first contacts; and a set of second contacts disposed in the insulative housing. The first contacts include a power contact, a first grounding contact and a first pair of differential contacts. Each of the first contacts includes a first contacting portion exposed in the mating port and a first tail portion. The second contacts include a second pair of differential contacts, a third pair of differential contacts, and a second grounding contact. Each of the second contacts includes a second contacting portion exposed in the mating port, and a second tail portion. The first and second tail portions are arranged in one row in a transverse direction wherein all of the second tail portions are located between the first tail portions of the power contact and of the first grounding contact in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia-Yong He, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Zhong-Hua Yao
  • Patent number: 8052476
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a top face, a pair of side walls, a rear face and a first receiving cavity extending upwardly and through the top face; a contact module including a first tongue portion extending into the first receiving cavity, and a number of first contacts insert molded with the first tongue portion, the first contacts being disposed on a mounting surface of the first tongue portion and exposed to the first receiving cavity, the contact module being attached to the insulative housing; a second receiving cavity into which a second tongue portion extends, the first receiving cavity being essentially narrower than the second receiving cavity communicating with the first receiving cavity, the first and the second tongue portions being parallel to each other; a number of second contacts disposed on opposite first and second surfaces of the second tongue portion, the second contacts being elastic and protruding into the second receiving cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qi-Sheng Zheng, Zhong-Hua Yao, Jia-Yong He, Fang-Hua Shu
  • Publication number: 20110268396
    Abstract: An electrical connector defines a receiving space for receiving a corresponding plug and comprises an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts disposed in the insulative housing, an optical module for engaging with an optical plug, and a shell covering the insulative housing to define the receiving space. The insulative housing has a body portion and a tongue extending forwardly from the body portion into the receiving space and a mounting slot behind to the receiving space. Each contact has a contact portion exposed in the tongue, and a tail portion extending beyond the insulative housing. The optical module is forwardly assembled into the mounting slot from a rear side of the insulative housing. The insulative housing provides a step portion protruding into a rear part of the receiving space to limit a movement of the optical plug inserted into the receiving space in a top-to-bottom direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIA-YONG HE, QI-SHENG ZHENG, ZHONG-HUA YAO, YU-LONG MAO
  • Publication number: 20110269341
    Abstract: A connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a mating port with therein; a set of first contacts (31) disposed in the insulative housing; and a set of second contacts (32) disposed in the insulative housing and being different from the first contacts. The first contacts include a power contact (56), a first grounding contact (51) and a first pair of differential contacts (53). Each of said first contacts includes a first contacting portion (312) exposed in the mating port and a first tail portion (315). The second contacts include a second pair of differential contacts (54), a third pair of differential contacts (55), and a second grounding contact (52). Each of said second contacts includes a second contacting portion (322) exposed in the mating port, and a first tail portion (325).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIA-YONG HE, QI-SHENG ZHENG, ZHONG-HUA YAO
  • Patent number: 8033739
    Abstract: An optical connector (1) includes an housing (2) having a front wall, an upper wall, a bottom wall, a pair of side walls and a receiving cavity (215) formed therebetween for receiving a mating plug; and an optical member (3) having an optical portion (31) for receiving or emitting light and a number of contacts connected to the optical portion; an insulative cover member (25) attached to the housing and defining a first portion (251) covering an upper portion of the housing and a second portion (258) enclosing a rear portion of the housing, the first portion defining a cutout (252) extending therethrough along an up-to-down direction; a metal lock member (6) defining a lateral arm (61) being retained in the cutout and a locking portion (62) extending downward from the lateral arm and projecting through the housing to be soldered to a printed circuit board, the locking portion locks with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Wen Wang, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 8011969
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing including a base portion and mating tongue plate protruding forwardly from the base portion; two contact modules being retained with each other and each including an insulative block, and a row of contacts being insert molded in the insulative housing, and a metal shell enclosing the insulative housing and the contact modules. A receiving space is formed between the shell and the tongue plate. The insulative blocks each defines a front portion inserted in the cavity of the insulative housing for the contact modules being retained with the insulative housing reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Jiang Wang, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Publication number: 20110188818
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector body, a cover movably attached to the connector body, and a limiting mechanism retaining the cover to the connector body. The connector has a mating port for receiving a mating connector, a tongue with a number of contacts exposed to the mating port, and an optical module forwardly exposed to a rear side of the mating port. The cover has a base to cover a front end of the mating port, and an insertion portion extending into the mating port to cover the contacts along an up to down direction and the optical module along a front to back direction. The limiting mechanism can prevent the cover from detaching from the connector body when the cover is pulled out of the mating port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHENG-GUO SUN, JIA-YONG HE, ZHONG-HUA YAO, QI-SHENG ZHENG
  • Patent number: 7967631
    Abstract: A stacked electrical connector includes a first insulator and a second insulator mounted together. The first insulator includes a first connector and a receiving opening under a bottom wall of the first connector. The second insulator includes a second connector and a top wall. The bottom wall of the first connector includes a first retention member and the top wall of the second insulator defines a second retention member for mating with the first retention member. The first retention member is a protrusion or a dovetail shaped recess, and the second retention member is a rest of the protrusion or the dovetail shaped recess. The protrusion has an upper narrow section and a lower wide section under a condition that when the protrusion is received in the dovetail shaped recess, a movement therebetween can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Jiang Wang, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 7927108
    Abstract: A power socket (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a first contact (21) and a plurality of second contacts (22) attached to the insulative housing (1) and means (185); the insulative housing (1) defines an annular first groove (16) and a first cylinder (18) disposed within the first groove (16); the first groove (16) defines a first inner surface (161) and a first outer surface (162); the first cylinder (18) defines a first passageway (181) extending through a center portion thereof along the front to back direction; the first contact (21) has a first contact portion (211) extending into the first passageway (181); each second contact (22) has a second contact portion (221) extending into the first groove (16); the means (185) extending into the first groove (16) for preventing a familiar round power plug from being inserted into the first groove (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Bin Gong, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 7922533
    Abstract: A stacked electrical connector includes an upper mating port, a lower mating port, an insulative separate portion separating the upper and the lower mating ports, and an additional metal shell covering the separate portion. The upper and lower mating ports include first and second metal shells, respectively. The additional metal shell includes a main body shielding a front surface of the separate portion and a pair of side walls extending backwardly from the main body to abut against the opposite walls. At least one side wall includes a lower bending portion attached to the second metal shell in order to form a much larger grounding area for EMI protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Jiang Wang, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 7878827
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of electrical contacts and an IC (Integral Circuit). The insulative housing has a body and a contact insert received in the body. The electrical contacts are secured to the contact insert and each has a mating end, a solder end projecting out of the insulative housing and a connecting end located therebetween. The IC is bonded to contact insert for electrical connecting with the connecting ends of the electrical contacts, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhong-Hua Yao, Jia-Yong He, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Xiao-Min An
  • Patent number: D640986
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Bin Gong, Zhong-Hua Yao, Yuh-Huey Kang, Jia-Yong He, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: D654876
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Jiang Wang, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng