Terminal Or Connector Patents (Class 29/747)
  • Patent number: 10067161
    Abstract: A socket includes: a plurality of contact probes; a pin block which is configured to support the plurality of contact probes; and a retainer which is configured to support the plurality of contact probes. The pin block and the retainer are stacked and fixed to each other. The retainer is engaged with the pin block by concavo-convex engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Yokowo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Harada, Daisuke Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 9822743
    Abstract: A portable fixture for assembling a vehicle fuel tank includes a frame including a platform having a fuel tank locator mounted thereon for at least partially receiving and supporting an associated fuel tank for assembly. A lid is connected to the frame and is movable between a raised position and a lowered position. A locking device is located on the lid and includes at least one engagement member for engaging a part of an associated lock ring for securing an associated fuel pump in the associated fuel tank. The locking device is operable to automatically move from a first position to a second position for rotating the associated lock ring to a locked state. A stop mechanism is operably connected to the locking device to automatically stop movement of the locking device at the second position to prevent over tightening of the associated lock ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan F. Oliver
  • Patent number: 9722382
    Abstract: A pin extractor is disclosed. The pin extractor can comprise a press to act against a clip securing a pin to be extracted. The press can have a clip interface feature at an end of the press configured to compress the clip radially inward upon application of a force against the clip. The pin extractor can also comprise a puller having a claw to engage the pin. The puller can be movable relative to the press to extract the pin as the press compresses the clip radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Chase David Goodman
  • Patent number: 9660437
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for forming a thermal isolation point, consisting of an isolation strip to which a prestressing force can be applied, an electrical means which produces thermal energy and has a contact surface, in particular in the form of an overvoltage protection element or a component of such an element, as well as an integral connection means, which changes when heated in a defined manner in the aggregate state, in particular a solder. According to the invention, an adapter part is provided between the isolation strip and the contact surface of the electrical means, wherein the adapter part can on the one hand be connected to the contact surface in a purely interlocking and/or force-fitting manner, and on the other hand is connected in a manner which can provide thermal isolation integrally to the isolation strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DEHN + SÖHNE GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Edmund Zäuner, Georg Wittmann
  • Patent number: 9331471
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for forming a thermal isolation point, consisting of an isolation strip to which a prestressing force can be applied, an electrical means which produces thermal energy and has a contact surface, in particular in the form of an overvoltage protection element or a component of such an element, as well as an integral connection means, which changes when heated in a defined manner in the aggregate state, in particular a solder. According to the invention, an adapter part is provided between the isolation strip and the contact surface of the electrical means, wherein the adapter part can on the one hand be connected to the contact surface in a purely interlocking and/or force-fitting manner, and on the other hand is connected in a manner which can provide thermal isolation integrally to the isolation strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: DEHN + SÖHNE GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Edmund Zäuner, Georg Wittmann
  • Patent number: 9300076
    Abstract: An electrical connector and a method for creating the electrical connector is provided and includes an electrical conductor, an electrical connector having an electrical connector front and rear, wherein the electrical connector rear includes an electrical connector termination connected to the conductor, a pre-mold material having an over-mold groove and being securely associated with the electrical connector assembly to cover the electrical connector rear, the electrical connector termination, and a portion of the electrical conductor and the cable, an over-mold material securely associated with the electrical connector assembly to cover a portion of the pre-mold material and the cable, wherein a portion of the over-mold material is located in the over-mold groove and a spin ring having a spin ring rear, wherein the spin ring is movably associated with the electrical connector assembly such that the spin ring rear is located proximate the over-mold material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LEX PRODUCTS CORP.
    Inventor: Louis R. Csak
  • Patent number: 9130299
    Abstract: Method for producing an electrically conductive connection between a component (1), which is positioned in a housing, is equipped with electrical contacts and is accessible from the outside through an opening located in a wall of the housing, and a feed source, using a plug-type element (6), which is equipped with electrical mating contacts (7) and is fitted to the end of an electrical line, which is connected to the feed source and has at least two insulated conductors (8). The plug-type element (6)together with conductors (8) connected thereto is first fixed on one end of a holder (9) made from plastic, whose outer dimensions are smaller than the clear width of the opening (4) of the housing (3). Then the plug-type element (6) is passed through the opening (4) of the housing (3) by means of the holder (9) and is plugged onto the contacts (2) of the component (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Otto Nachbauer, Richard Riedel, Christian Eiletz
  • Publication number: 20150107893
    Abstract: A connection which is reproducible, uniform and reliable both for intermediate and terminal connections of a conductor layer wiring loom, by making provision for simultaneous crimping of the conductors in connectors by applying continuous and uniform pressure in a crimping zone. The crimping is carried out by a tool including two shells, each shell including a main wall that forms an inner face including transverse ribs and end edges folded over perpendicularly relative to the walls to define an inner space. In the inner space, a connector of non-insulated conductors arranged perpendicularly relative to the ribs is introduced to form transverse grooves by compression of the ribs on the walls of the connector. The tool can find use in current return networks of aircraft passenger cabins having composite skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Biesse, Arnaud Camille Ayme, Florian Barraud, David Boutot
  • Publication number: 20150111404
    Abstract: A fire and smoke detector consisting of a base unit and a bottom unit that are connected to each other. The base unit has female connectors thereon that have a metal cladding thereon which are connected to their respective wires coming from the electrical box on which the base unit is installed. The bottom unit has the corresponding male connectors thereon which also have a metal cladding thereon. An electric circuit is established when the male and female connectors are attached to each by way of a rotation. The rotation is achieved in a remote manner by using a person manipulated elongated pole that has outwardly extending prongs thereon that engage peripheral depressions on the base unit. By twisting the installation pole, the base and the bottom unit are connected to each other because the male and female connectors engage each othe and also establish an electric circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald F. Seiler
  • Publication number: 20150026976
    Abstract: A connector installation tool can include an inner surface having a first portion having a first perimeter, where the inner surface forms a cavity that traverses a first length of the inner surface. The connector installation tool can also include an opening having a width and traversing a second length of the outer surface and the first length of the inner surface. The connector installation tool can further include a front face located adjacent to and substantially perpendicular to the first portion of the inner surface. The connector installation tool can also include a rear face located adjacent to a distal end of the inner surface, where the rear face is substantially parallel to the front face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Adam D. Ledgerwood, Timothy Daly
  • Publication number: 20150013157
    Abstract: A connector assembling structure includes: a connector including a connector housing provided with terminal chambers, lance entry holes opening into the terminal chambers, and a retainer insertion hole opening into the terminal chambers, terminals inserted and housed in the terminal chambers, and a retainer inserted in the retainer insertion hole to lock the terminals housed in the terminal chambers and thereby to prevent the terminals from moving in the direction opposite to the insertion direction of the terminals; and a jig detachably provided on the connector housing, and including flexible locking lances which enter the terminal chambers via the lance entry holes in the state in which the jig is attached to the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yoji KUTSUNA, Shin NEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150000122
    Abstract: An apparatus, which includes a fixture assembly configured to operatively convey, at least in part, a seating force to a wire clamp received by a battery terminal of a vehicle battery in such a way that the wire clamp becomes and remains operatively seated relative to the battery terminal during operative installation of the wire clamp relative to the battery terminal, as well as a method for doing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: John David HENNESSY, Michael Joseph MAURE, David Patrick TRACEY
  • Publication number: 20140370755
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a housing having an opening and a bottom, the housing being formed at the bottom with a recess, a terminal inserted into the housing through a bottom of the recess such that a top thereof is located in the housing, and a cured resin filled in the recess, the recess having an inclining inner sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Shuji TOUNO
  • Patent number: 8895854
    Abstract: There is provided an electric wire 1 comprising an electrically-conductive conductor portion and an insulating cover portion 11 covering the conductor portion. A colored marker 13 is provided on an end portion of the cover portion 11. The colored marker 13 indicates that the electric wire is a manually-incorporated wire. A circuit identifier 12 is provided on an intermediate portion of the cover portion 11. The circuit identifier 12 is made by printing or provided in the form of a mark and indicative of a connection destination of the electric wire 1. The colored marker in the end portion is made by an ink inferior to that of the circuit identifier on the intermediate portion in at least one property selected from among adhesiveness, weatherability, heat resistance, and chemical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Moriatsu Taniguchi, Makoto Katsumata, Keigo Sugimura, Atsushi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8887379
    Abstract: A coaxial connector for interconnection with a coaxial cable with a solid outer conductor by friction welding is provided with a monolithic connector body with a bore dimensioned for an interference fit with an outer diameter of the outer conductor. A friction groove may be formed around the leading end of the outer conductor by application of a friction weld support against the inner diameter and leading end of the outer conductor. The friction groove may include a material chamber formed between a radial friction protrusion of the bore and a bottom of the friction groove. The friction weld support may be provided with ceramic surfaces contacting the outer conductor, a stop shoulder dimensioned to abut a cable end of the bore and/or an elastic insert seated within an inner conductor bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Kendrick Van Swearingen, Ronald Alan Vaccaro, James P Fleming
  • Publication number: 20140332050
    Abstract: A solar cell string having a plurality of solar cells disposed in a row includes contact elements for electrically connecting the solar cells. The contact elements have cup-shaped indentations, created through deep-drawing or stamping, that establish contact with the solar cells through holes in insulating strips applied to the solar cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan Kaufmann, Adolf Hofer
  • Patent number: 8875387
    Abstract: A tool for compressing a connector onto a coaxial cable includes a pair of gates, a plunger for compressing the connector against the gates and onto the coaxial cable, and an actuator in communication with the gates and the plunger. When the actuator is moved from a first position to a second position, it causes the gates to move from an open to a closed position in which they retain the coaxial cable and brace the connector, and the plunger moves from a first position to a second position in which it engages the connector to compress the connector against the gates and onto the coaxial cable. When the actuator is moved back to its first position, the gates move to their open position thereby releasing the coaxial cable and the plunger moves to its first position thereby disengaging from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: PCT International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Lee Youtsey
  • Patent number: 8863376
    Abstract: The removing jig includes a frame member and an arm member. The arm member includes a pair of side plates each provided with an axial hole. The arm member further includes an engagement portion that engages with the lever portion at its tip. The frame member includes a contact portion that contacts with a back surface of the connector body, a pair of side frame plates each provided with a guide groove formed with respect to the axial hole, and a first window portion from which the engagement portion protrudes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masayoshi Hirano, Eiji Makabe, Takashi Imamoto, Hiroshi Satoh
  • Publication number: 20140304985
    Abstract: The assisting tool for a connector includes a mounting member able to be mounted in a first housing having a first connector able to mate with a second connector in a second housing, and an operating member able to rotate with respect to the mounting member. Here, the operating member has a lever portion, the operating member is mounted in the first housing, and the lever portion contacts the second housing and applies pressure to the second housing in the direction releasing the mated first connector and second connector when the operating member is rotated while the first connector is mated with the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Teruki Nagase, Masahiro Oosawa, Koji Chikano
  • Patent number: 8862242
    Abstract: One embodiment is a method of making a stimulation lead that includes providing a pre-electrode assembly comprising a plurality of segmented electrodes and a plurality of raised connectors. Each of the segmented electrodes is coupled to at least one other of the segmented electrodes by at least one of the raised connectors. The method further includes forming the pre-electrode assembly into a tube with the tube defining a longitudinal axis. Each of the raised connectors is disposed at a radius with respect to the longitudinal axis that is greater than a radius of any of the segmented electrodes with respect to the longitudinal axis. The method also includes forming at least a portion of a lead body around the segmented electrodes of the pre-electrode assembly; and grinding the tube comprising the pre-electrode assembly and portion of the lead body to remove the plurality of raised connectors leaving the plurality of segmented electrodes and the portion of the lead body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 8844122
    Abstract: An assembly fixture is disclosed. The assembly fixture is utilized for assembling a back combined pogo pin which comprises a barrel, a pin head, an elastic element, and a rear stopper. Said assembly fixture comprises a retaining member and a pressing member. The retaining member has an accommodating hole disposed thereon for accommodating the pogo pin that is not assembled yet. The pressing member is mounted on an upper fixing plate and disposed opposite to the retaining member. The pogo pin is assembled all together when the pressing member pushes the unassembled pogo pin. The assembly fixture is simple and can assemble the back combined pogo pin steadily and quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-pin Lin
  • Publication number: 20140273576
    Abstract: An implantable connector includes: first and second detachable mating parts configured to be implantable in living tissue, to terminate first and second segments of a cable, and have first and second interfacing surfaces, respectively; and a protection structure configured to protect against contaminant intrusion between the first and second interfacing surfaces. And a device for decoupling and re-coupling the detachable mating parts in an environmentally controllable volume is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony Powell, C. Roger Leigh, James Dalton
  • Patent number: 8826517
    Abstract: A fiber handler for handling a plurality of different fiber optic cable constructions is disclosed. Generally, the fiber handler comprises a first face that accepts a fiber optic cable of a first construction and a second face that accepts a fiber optic cable of a second construction. An alternate embodiment is disclosed that can accommodate up to four different fiber optic cable constructions. The fiber handler may interface with a fiber optic installation tool such as a fiber cleaving tool or a fiber splicing tool where it functions to align an optical fiber of the cable with functional components of the tool to be cleaved, fused, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Leyva, Jr., David W. Meek, Ashley W. Jones, Kevin C. Beach
  • Patent number: 8826522
    Abstract: A method for the insertion of ferrite members onto pins acting as the contacts of an electrical filter connector. The ferrite members are oriented to a desired orientation by a known method. The ferrite members are preferably oriented in the vertical position for storage and are conveyed to a dynamic storage lock chamber equipped with a ferrite member stopping mechanism. A ferrite member distribution system incorporating a horizontally moving distribution plate individually releases the ferrite members from the lock chamber into the distribution system and inserts ferrite members onto the contacts according to a rate controlled by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Souriau SAS
    Inventor: Robert Roblot
  • Publication number: 20140208589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and tool for assisting alignment of one or more pin headers. In particular, the invention relates to a tool-assisted method of aiding alignment of one or more pin headers placed on a printed circuit board (PCB) prior to soldering, as well as to the tool itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: CONTROL TECHNIQUES LIMITED
    Inventor: Charles Anthony CACHIA
  • Patent number: 8776362
    Abstract: An auxiliary fitting jig includes first and second jig bodies configured to hold a connector from both sides of the connector, a first interval adjustment mechanism configured to interval-adjustably connect the first and second jig bodies, first and second lever bodies pivotally supported by the first and second jig bodies respectively, a second interval adjustment mechanism configured to interval-adjustably connect the first and second lever bodies in accordance with an interval between the first and second jig bodies adjusted by the first interval adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Oshita, Naoki Kobayashi, Akihiro Tsuruta, Toshiya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8732941
    Abstract: In order to simplify the assembly of printed board connectors, there is provided an assembly aid that features one or more recesses in accordance with the dimensions of the printed board connectors, wherein one or more printed board connectors to be assembled on a printed board can be inserted into said recesses. The contact spacing on the printed board corresponds with the arrangement of the printed board connectors in the assembly aid such that an exact alignment of the printed board connectors is realized. The assembly aid remains on the printed board until the soldering process is completed, wherein this prevents, for example, flotation of SMD components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Harting Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schuetz, Guenter Pape
  • Patent number: 8713791
    Abstract: A soldering fixture is disclosed having a unitary base member configured to maintain a printed circuit board and an electrical connector in a particular orientation during soldering. The unitary base member includes a lateral channel dimensioned to maintain a plurality of wire leads associated with the electrical connector in a spaced relationship with the printed circuit board. The unitary base member further includes a wire alignment tool configured to align the plurality of wire leads in the particular orientation such that the plurality of wire leads are in juxtaposition with a plurality of solder pads affixed to one or more surfaces of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Rantec Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Walker, Paul J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8667672
    Abstract: A connection portion of a z-axis interconnector is assembled into contact with a plurality of aligned vias in a corresponding plurality of stacked printed circuit boards by gripping and pulling a leader portion of the interconnector connected to the connection portion, to move the interconnector into the final position with the connection portion contacting the aligned vias. The leader portion is severed from the connection portion after the interconnector is moved into the final position. A single pulling and cutting tool which accomplishes these functions preferably does so by a single pinch and cut device having opposing blades which partially penetrate into the leader portion to grip the leader portion, which fully penetrated through the leader portion to sever the leader portion, and which are moved toward and away from the plurality of stacked printed circuit boards to pull the interconnector and to reposition for severing the leader portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medallion Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Garcia, Randall J. Boudreaux
  • Publication number: 20140065747
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing solar cell strings by connecting at least two solar cells by a least one conductor ribbon of a first length, wherein the solar cells are respectively spaced from one another at a string cell spacing(s), until a desired number of solar cells for producing a first solar cell string is connected together, connecting a further solar cell with a last solar cell of the first solar string by at least another conductor ribbon which is longer than the at least one conductor ribbon, wherein the second solar cell is spaced from the last solar cell at a greater spacing than the string cell spacing(s) and wherein the second solar cell forms the first solar cell for a second solar string, and separating the at least another conductor ribbon for decoupling the first solar cell string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: William D. Duncan, Adrian H. Gretler, James R. Lyon, Brad M. Dingle
  • Patent number: 8661636
    Abstract: Provided is a metal shell cutting and assembling machine for cutting a material tape with metal shells and assembling the metal shell with a plastic body of a connector. The metal shell cutting and assembling machine includes a frame, a material-feeding mechanism, a pre-press mechanism, a metal shell-cutting mechanism, a plastic body-inserting mechanism, a metal shell-inserting mechanism and a controller. The material-feeding mechanism is used for transferring the material tape. The pre-press mechanism can pre-press the metal shell of the material tape for being cut by the metal shell-cutting mechanism. The metal shell-inserting mechanism can push the metal shell held between the pre-press mechanism and the metal shell-cutting mechanism onto the plastic body-inserting mechanism, and the plastic body-inserting mechanism pushes the plastic body for assembling with the metal shell. Whereby the metal shell cutting and assembling machine can enhance the manufacture efficiency and reduce the labor cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-feng Lin, Kuo-chuan Chiu, Feng-chi Lee
  • Patent number: 8640329
    Abstract: A tool includes a base with first and second ends and sides. First, second, and third openings extend from the first end. A slot in the first side communicates with the first opening for receiving a cutting tool. Another slot communicates with the second opening for receiving a marking tool. The third opening forms a stop surface. A recess in the first side and in the second end defines a platform. A channel extends from the third opening thereacross to second end. Two pins project on opposite sides of the channel. The base includes a stationary portion on which the pins are located and a pivotal portion defining the second end. The stationary portion defines a supplemental end surface facing parallel to second end. A cutout aligned with the cable channel extends from the platform to the second side and from the supplemental end surface into the stationary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wagner Da Silva Aguiar, Kenneth Christopher Nardone
  • Publication number: 20140026405
    Abstract: An auxiliary fitting jig includes first and second jig bodies configured to hold a connector from both sides of the connector, a first interval adjustment mechanism configured to interval-adjustably connect the first and second jig bodies, first and second lever bodies pivotally supported by the first and second jig bodies respectively, a second interval adjustment mechanism configured to interval-adjustably connect the first and second lever bodies in accordance with an interval between the first and second jig bodies adjusted by the first interval adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu OSHITA, Naoki KOBAYASHI, Akihiro TSURUTA, Toshiya ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140026406
    Abstract: A lever jig and a connector device includes: an opening/closing door configured to be displaced between an open position where the opening/closing door allows a connector to be attached to the lever jig and a close position where the opening/closing door prevents the connector positioned at an attachment position from being detached from the lever jig; a door holding portion configured to hold the opening/closing door at the close position; and an automatic door opening portion configured to move the opening/closing door at the close position to the open position against a holding force of the door holding portion at a point in time when a manipulation from a fitting manipulation start position to a fitting manipulation completion position is completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi AOKI, Osamu OSHITA, Akihiro TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20140024240
    Abstract: A lever jig is mounted on a female connector and fits a female connector and a male connector by an operation from a fitting-operation start position to a fitting-operation completion position so as to move the female connector and the male connector from the fitting-operation start position to the fitting-operation completion position. The lever jig includes a connector hold portion that moves between a holding position and a holding release position for the female connector, and a lever body that is operated between the fitting-operation start position and the fitting-operation completion position. In a section from the fitting-operation start position to a position just before the fitting-operation completion position for the lever body, the connector hold portion moves to the holding position, and in the fitting-operation completion position for the lever body, the connector hold portion 3 moves to the holding release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki KOBAYASHI, Akihiro TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20140013593
    Abstract: A lever jig is mounted on a female connector and causes fitting force to act on the female connector and a male connector by an operation from a fitting-operation start position to a fitting-operation completion position. The lever jig includes: a connector mount portion capable of having the female connector inserted in a mounted position; slidable members that are slidably supported by the connector mount portion, hold the female connector in the mounted position, and move by a slide movement to a connector-holding release position to release the female connector from holding in the mounted position; and a lever body that is movably supported by the connector mount portion and in the fitting-operation completion position, moves the slidable members to the connector-holding release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki KOBAYASHI, Akihiro TSURUTA
  • Publication number: 20140013576
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure, a press fit tool assembly may include a press fit tool having a plurality of parallel blades configured such that each row of pins of a male connector may mechanically couple to adjacent blades when the press fit tool is mechanically coupled to the male connector. The press fit tool assembly may also include a press fit tool cap mechanically coupled to the press fit tool, with the press fit tool cap having at least one protrusion configured to be received by a corresponding notch of the male connector when the male connector is mechanically coupled to the press fit tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Barnes
  • Publication number: 20140007427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for fabricating a plug (18) formed from a plug housing (19) and elongate contacts (3), the contacts (3) comprising a bent longitudinal axis (23) inside the finished plug (18), characterised by: introducing front portions (3a) of the contacts (3) into contact receptacles (17) of a plug housing part (7); holding the plug housing part (7) by means of a first holding arrangement (15) of a plug fabrication device (20); holding rear portions (3b) of the contacts (3) by means of a second holding arrangement (21) of the plug fabrication device (20); pivoting the first holding arrangement (15) with the plug housing part (7) held thereby relative to the second holding arrangement (21) with the contacts (3) held thereby, whereby the longitudinal axis (23) of the contacts (3) is bent in the region between their front portions (3a) and their rear portions (3b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Schleuniger Holding AG
    Inventor: Schleuniger Holding AG
  • Publication number: 20140007422
    Abstract: A correction mechanism includes a mounting board, a first correction assembly, and a second correction assembly. The first correction assembly includes a plurality of first limiting members and a plurality of first correction members alternating arranged with the plurality of first limiting members. The first limiting members are securely fixedly mounted on the mounting board. The first correction members are movably mounted on the mounting board and capable of moving toward the plurality of first limiting members along a first direction. The second correction assembly has a structure similar to the first correction assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: BING LI, BO YANG
  • Publication number: 20140002101
    Abstract: The present document describes an assembly for connecting a test unit to a wiring harness or equipment to be tested, and a method for testing using the assembly. The assembly may comprise a test box unit, a generic mate-in interface, an intermediate mate-in interface and at least one specific mate-in interface. The intermediate mate-in interface comprises an input/output connector connected between the generic-to-intermediate connector and the intermediate-to-specific connector, for enabling at least one of inputting a signal into the intermediate mate-in interface and outputting a signal from the intermediate mate-in interface. The assembly is used for performing tests on the equipment using at least one of a device adapted for generating a signal and a device adapted for measuring at least one attribute of a signal or circuit which is/are connected to the input/output connector of the intermediate mate-in interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Ziota Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Alain Lussier
  • Publication number: 20140000102
    Abstract: A cable assembling apparatus for allowing a terminal and a electric wire to be accurately crimped and to resolve increase of facility cost incurred by separation of a press and a crimping machine, includes a press having a downside press mold having a plurality of types of dies arranged in parallel, an electric wire support jig arranged in parallel, having a metal plate guide at an end thereof entering into between the plurality of types of dies, and a feeder adapted to lift the electric wire support jig together with the metal plate above the dies of the downside press mold, and advance and descend the electric wire support jig to an adjacent die of next process. Furthermore, an electric wire chuck disposed in a midstream die of the plurality of types of dies and supplying the electric wire support jig with the electric wire is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuto Yamauchi, Keisuke Matsuura, Tomoyuki Kojima, Yuusuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8615869
    Abstract: A system of assembling storage devices in the form of electrical energy modules includes two pairs of positive and negative terminals for each module, in which each of the pairs of positive and negative terminals is distributed over at least one of the external faces of each module, thus forming a terminal strip of the module. At least one interconnection block can be inserted onto part of each of the terminal strips of two separate modules and itself includes at least two pairs of anchoring points so as to form an assembly block, either by stacking the storage modules or by juxtaposing the same. At least two anchoring points of each interconnection block are in electrical contact, while stiffening the assembly, in a manner complementary to the other anchoring points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens SAS
    Inventor: Eric Chattot
  • Publication number: 20130343007
    Abstract: A method for mounting connection pins in respective through-holes. Each pin having an anchoring part for insertion into said through-hole, a contact part to extend outside said through-hole and having a contact end for contact with the surface of another module of the electronic assembly, and a flange part to abut against said component carrier and located between said anchoring part and said contact part. A die tool has several similar recesses all adapted to receive a contact end of the contact part of a connection pin. The anchoring part of the pin is inserted in a through-hole of the component carrier, and the pin is anchored in the component carrier by exerting a force on a free end of the anchoring part of the pin while an end surface of the contact end abuts the bottom surface of similar recesses in the die tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: TEKEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Igor Perez-Uria, Ola Arvidsson
  • Publication number: 20130309913
    Abstract: A joint connector includes connector housing 30 in which a plurality of terminal accommodation compartments are arranged in line within a horizontal plane, a plurality of pieces of female terminal fitting inserted into the respective terminal accommodation compartments from behind, and flexible lances that are provided in the respective terminal accommodation compartments and that retain the pieces of female terminal fitting inserted into the respective terminal accommodation compartments from behind. All of the lances provided in the respective terminal accommodation compartments are joined integrally by means of a horizontally-stretched connecting member 17. The connecting member is provided with operation sections 18 that concurrently bend all of the lances when the connecting member is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiko Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130305527
    Abstract: When a terminal attachment jig 41 is attached to a connector housing 30 before female terminal fittings 20 are inserted into female terminal accommodation holes 34 arrayed at another end of the connector housing 30, jig bodies 41a of the terminal attachment jig 41 to be inserted into respective jig insert holes 38 deform and deflect respective lances 36 of the connector housing 30 such that the lances move away from corresponding female terminal accommodation holes 34. When the female terminal fittings 20 has reached the specified position, the jig bodies 41a are disengaged from the respective lances 36 by interference between parts on the respective pieces of female terminal fittings 20 and the terminal attachment jig, whereby the lances 36 are returned to a state where they retain the respective pieces of female terminal fittings 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiko Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130306345
    Abstract: Provided is a dead front cable terminal comprising a cable assembly and connector device in which the cable insulation shield and cable metallic ground of the cable assembly are electrically isolated from the portion of the outer semi-conductive layer of the connecting device that forms part of a chamber in which at least a portion of the cable assembly is located. The terminal is suitable for cross bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Carl J. Wentzel, William L. Taylor, Brian C. Inberg
  • Patent number: 8578596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to connector tools for seating connectors on a substrate such as a printed circuit board. In various embodiments, the connector tools can be made by wire electrode discharge machining (WEDM) process. In the embodiments, the connector tool includes reinforced ribbed end walls, ribbed internal walls, interconnected walls and contours that reduce tool and connector damage. In other embodiments, the connector tools include guiding structures that align the connector tool to the connector before seating the connector so that the connector tool aligns to the connector pins and body to avoid damage to the connector and/or the substrate. In another embodiment, the connector tool has guiding skirts and surfaces to capture the connector in position then seat the connector. Thus, the invention reduces connector and substrate damage during manufacturing, reduces tool damage, and lowers product costs by boosting manufacturing yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lee Barnhouse, Stephen H. Hancock, Martin H. Kainec
  • Patent number: 8555488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to connector tools for seating connectors on a substrate such as a printed circuit board. In various embodiments, the connector tool has guiding skirts and surfaces to capture the connector in position then seat the connector. In the embodiments, the connector tools can be made by wire electrode discharge machining (VVEDM) process. Thus, the invention reduces connector and substrate damage during manufacturing, reduces tool damage, and lowers product costs by boosting manufacturing yields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Fiextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Lee Barnhouse, Stephen H. Hancock, Martin H. Kainec
  • Patent number: 8549736
    Abstract: A component fixing device includes a holding portion for holding a component with a hollow portion while restricting a movement of the component; and a fixed portion elastically connected to the holding portion and to be fixed to an object. The holding portion is inserted into the hollow portion of the component for holding the component. The holding portion may have a center holding portion abutting against an outer surface of the component and a pair of arm portions disposed at both sides of the center holding portion and capable of bending relative to the center holding portion, so that the center holding portion and the arm portions sandwich the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Ueda, Masato Yamazaki, Emiko Baba
  • Patent number: 8505195
    Abstract: Disclosed is tool having a first-class double lever including a first lever and a second lever fixed by a pivot, a platform coupled to an end of the first lever and configured to support a wall jack and a blade holder coupled to an end of the second lever, the blade holder being adjustable to move an attached blade linearly in a direction towards the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Sullivan