Assembling Terminal To Elongated Conductor Patents (Class 29/857)
  • Patent number: 11764533
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an electric wire with terminal includes a crimping step of crimping first and second fastening portions of a terminal to a conductor core wire and an insulating coating, while moving a crimping jig in a predetermined movement direction. The crimping jig includes first and second crimpers configured to crimp the first and second fastening portions, such that a width of the first fastening portion after crimping is larger than a width of the second fastening portion after crimping. The second crimper includes a fastening surface configured to fasten the second fastening portion at the time of crimping, a side surface facing the first crimper, and an inclined surface expanding in a width direction as approaching the first crimper so as to chamfer a boundary portion between the fastening surface and the side surface. The inclined surface faces an intermediate portion in the crimping step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Tomoya Sato, Hiroya Kousaka
  • Patent number: 11728609
    Abstract: A crimping tool, for attaching at least one wire to a connector, includes a housing, a first handle coupled to the housing, and a second handle coupled to the housing and movable relative to the first handle. The crimping tool also includes a working head coupled to the housing opposite the first and second handles. The working head includes an upper wall, an end wall, and a gap defined between the upper wall and the end wall. The crimping tool also includes a punch assembly slidable along the working head toward the end wall in response to movement of the second handle toward the first handle. The punch assembly is visible through the gap as the punch assembly slides toward the end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Hoppe, Anthony S. Graykowski, Mark W. Cors, Steven W. Hyma, Grant Thomas Squiers, Benjamin Roers, Michael Stearns
  • Patent number: 11705607
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there are provided a method for manufacturing a battery module for an electric vehicle and a battery module manufactured by the method. The method comprises preparing an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly including a plurality of electrode plates, a plurality of electrode tabs, and a separator, forming a plurality of electrode leads by friction-welding a copper piece and an aluminum piece, attaching a sealing film to each of the plurality of electrode leads, packing the electrode assembly in a pouch case, with the aluminum piece exposed to an outside of the pouch case, injecting an electrolyte into the pouch case, sealing the pouch case to form each of the plurality of battery cells, stacking the plurality of battery cells one over another, and connecting the aluminum pieces of the plurality of battery cells to each other via a sensing bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventors: Young Min Leem, Ki Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11630978
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chip card with a dual, contactless and contact-based communication interface, comprising a card body made up of two metal sheets and an electronic module provided with a terminal block and an antenna designed for radio-frequency communication with the antenna of a remote reader. The electronic module includes an active communication circuit powered by a battery in the chip card, and configured to generate a carrier signal capable of interacting with the carrier signal emitted by a remote contactless reader in order to establish active radio-frequency communication between the chip card and the remote reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Lea Vaccarello, Guillaume Gerin, Stephan Danler-Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 11608873
    Abstract: A cable termination in which part of the potted region is free to flex somewhat. A portion of the potted region is maintained within an anchor and rigidly held in the conventional fashion. Another portion, however, extends out of the anchor to ease the transition between the unpotted cable filaments and the filaments locked within the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Richard V. Campbell
  • Patent number: 11591179
    Abstract: A multi-core cable core aligning device is composed of a temporary holding mechanism, which is configured to arrange tips of a plurality of cores exposed at one end of a multi-core cable in a row along a predetermined arranging direction, and temporarily hold each one of the plurality of cores in such a manner as to be movable along the predetermined arranging direction, a transferring mechanism, which is configured to transfer the plurality of cores one by one while separating the plurality of cores held by the temporary holding mechanism one by one from other ones of the plurality of cores, and an aligning mechanism, which is configured to align and hold the plurality of cores with a predetermined space between adjacent ones of the plurality of cores while holding the plurality of cores transferred by the transferring mechanism one by one at spaced intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Takahiro Kinoshita, Shinji Takane, Motoyuki Itoh
  • Patent number: 11398686
    Abstract: A wire includes a core wire and an insulation coating that covers an outer periphery of the core wire. The core wire includes a distal end region containing a distal end surface of the core wire, and a body region being a part other than the distal end region. The distal end region includes a first distal end region containing the distal end surface, and a second distal end region located between the first distal end region and the body region. The insulation coating includes a distal end coating part that covers an outer periphery of the first distal end region in a tube shape, an insulation coating body that covers an outer periphery of the body region in a tube shape, a coating joint part that joins the distal end coating part and the insulation coating body together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kameda, Kazuomi Sato, Kenji Yamazaki, Hayato Nakamura, Takaichi Teramoto
  • Patent number: 11322876
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a housing, a plurality of first terminal fittings, and a plurality of second terminal fittings. The terminal fittings are press-fitted from a rear side of press-fit holes of the housing and arranged to be parallel in a left-right direction. A first projecting part is formed on both left and right edge parts of each of the first terminal fittings, and a second projecting part is formed on both left and right edge parts of each of the second terminal fittings. Each of the projecting parts has a shape where only a portion of the terminal fitting in a length direction projects in the left-right direction, and a pressing surface that is pressed by a jig during press-fitting is formed. The projecting parts of adjacent terminal fittings are arranged such that formation positions thereof are not aligned in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Pipatthana Phatiwuttipat, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 11299355
    Abstract: A method and system for picking up painted panels of different dimensions and finishes includes inserting the painted panels into a selective sorting system having two superimposed mobile conveyor sectors of a predefined length and with a driving motor for the alternate advancement in one of two directions. The two mobile conveyor sectors move vertically synchronously and are arranged alternately and in series with a fixed conveyor sector. After uploading in the selective sorting system, the painted panels are kept inside the selective sorting system for a time sufficient for drying, and are withdrawn through an upload and download system, which includes software memorizing the position of the uploaded panels, actuating the lifting and/or lowering motors of the mobile conveyor sectors, and advancing the mobile conveyor sectors and the fixed conveyor sector so as to move the panels due for a customer order, temporarily storing undesired panels in a buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Gianni Raggi, Massimo Dovadola
  • Patent number: 11158977
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing in which a terminal fitting is stored, and a cover. A guiding structure configured to guide the housing and the cover in a connection direction, and a holding structure configured to hold the housing and the cover at a connection completed position are provided between the housing and the cover. The guiding structure includes a wedge guiding protrusion provided to the cover, and a wedge guiding groove provided to the housing. The wedge guiding protrusion and the wedge guiding groove are formed to have a gap between a protrusion-side wall surface and a groove-side wall surface disposed opposite to each other in each of two pairs. The holding structure includes a press-fit protrusion being configured to hold the wedge guiding protrusion and the wedge guiding groove in a press-fitted state when the housing and the cover are at the connection completed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Naokazu Nagasaka, Shoichi Watai, Akihiro Tsuruta, Tohru Kurosawa, Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11152754
    Abstract: A method of crimping a terminal with a cable which crimps and connects a crimping portion of a crimp terminal to an end of a cable by a crimp die, includes an anticorrosive supply step and a terminal crimping step. In the anticorrosive supply step, an anticorrosive agent is stored in or supplied to an anticorrosive supply portion formed in the crimp die. In the terminal crimping step, the crimping portion of the crimp terminal is crimped to the cable by the crimp die. During or after the terminal crimping step, the anticorrosive agent is applied to a predetermined area around the crimping portion of the crimp terminal by the anticorrosive supply portion of the crimp die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Hideki Saito, Kazuhide Takahashi, Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 11058868
    Abstract: One aspect is a manufacturing method including providing at least a first electrically conductive wire with an electrical insulation and a second electrically conductive wire with an electrical insulation, providing a first and a second ring electrode surrounding the wires, electrically connecting the first ring electrode with the first wire and the second ring electrode with the second wire, bundling the ring electrodes and the wires by means of a first sheath surrounding the ring electrodes and the wires to obtain a first ring electrode component, providing a second ring electrode component, bundling the ring electrode components by means of a second sheath surrounding the ring electrode components, and partially removing the first and the second sheaths from the ring electrodes to expose ring electrode portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Heraeus Medical Components LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Keitel, Markus Jung, Mark A. Hjelle, Larry Lark
  • Patent number: 10978838
    Abstract: A termination mechanism for reducing the force required by a user to terminate a plurality of wires by staggering the moment in which each wire of the plurality of wires encounters a respective insulation displacement contact (IDC) when connecting twisted-pair cables to an RJ45 connector includes a wire manager including a first and second groupings of wire manager slots; the first and second groupings of wire manager slots being at different depths relative to the respective IDCs; and wherein selective force applied by the user to the wire manager in the direction of the PCB causes a first stage of termination wherein each IDC of a first plurality of the IDCs is electrically connected with a corresponding wire of the plurality of wires in the first grouping of wire manager slots and continued selective force causes a second stage of termination in the second grouping of wire manager slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Optical Cable Corporation
    Inventors: Derrick F. Stikeleather, Sumio Seo
  • Patent number: 10913406
    Abstract: A wire protection pipe through which a wire is to be passed and that is configured to be attached to a vehicle body, the wire protection pipe including: an underfloor configured to be arranged under a floor of the vehicle body; and a flat portion that is provided in the underfloor, the flat portion having a flat shape in a cross section that intersects an axial direction, as a result of a recess being provided on an upper side or a lower side in a state of the under floor being attached to the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Ryo Fujioka
  • Patent number: 10826217
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly having a pair of contacts mirroring each other, each contact coupled with an elastomer positioned in a recess formed near a lower end of the contact. Each elastomer has a cylindrical shape with the axis of the cylinder running in a front to rear direction. Each elastomer is secured at its front and rear ends by a lower cavity formed within a housing. The contacts are able to rock sideways around their lower ends between uncompressed and compressed states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Wei Kuong Foong, Kok Sing Goh, Shamal Mundiyath, Eng Kiat Lee, Muhamad Izzat bin Roslee
  • Patent number: 10813230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for multiple flexible circuit cable attachment is described herein. Gold bumps are bonded on interconnection pads of a substrate to create a columnar structure and solder or conductive epoxy is dispensed on the flexible cable circuit. The substrate and flexible cable circuit are aligned and pressed together using force or placement of a weight on either the substrate or flexible cable circuit. Appropriate heat is applied to reflow the solder or cure the epoxy. The solder wets to the substrate pads, assisted by the gold bumps, and have reduced bridging risk due to the columnar structure. A nonconductive underfill epoxy is applied to increase mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Jabil Inc.
    Inventors: Wenlu Wang, Mark A. Tudman, Michael Piring Santos, Ross Kristensen Benz, Hien Ly, Gary Fang
  • Patent number: 10784617
    Abstract: A plug connector part for electrically contacting a mating plug connector part includes: a contact element, which is engageable in a plug-in manner with a mating contact element of an associated mating plug connector part in an insertion direction for electrical contacting; and a lance element that includes an at least partially resilient shaft and a contacting portion, the shaft being connected to the contact element at a first end and the contacting portion being arranged at a second end of the shaft such that the contacting portion remains in electrical contact with the mating contact element of the mating plug connector part when the connector part is released from the mating plug connector part after the electrical contact between the contact element and the mating contact element has already been broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Klimpel, Michael Blauth
  • Patent number: 10726170
    Abstract: A simulation-machine includes: a LP problem creator creates a linear programming problem in which a transport amount per unit time between respective processing machines handling an nth process and a processing machine handling an (n+1)th process is set as a variable, based on layout data, process data, machine data and production volume data, the layout data including transport sections, a load position, a transport cost and an arrangement position in the transport path, the process data including a sequence of processing the processes, the machine data including association information between the process and the processing machine, and the production volume data including a load amount at the load position; and a calculator calculates a transport amount per unit time for each of the transport sections by using the transport amount per unit time between the processing machines in all the processes included in a solution of the linear programming problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shigeta Kuninobu
  • Patent number: 10670221
    Abstract: A device including at least one semiconductor component connected to an electrical connection element, the electrical connection element is attached to a heat sink and connected to a group of electrical wires, the group being linked mechanically and electrically to the electrical connection element by a single connector, the group being linked to the heat sink by holding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Eric Mornet, Bruno Ducloux, Nadia Yacoubi, Remi Letoumelin, Jean-Claude Puente, Franck Matte, Didier Jacquemin
  • Patent number: 10505288
    Abstract: An electrical connector in a type of connectors that comes into contact with a counterpart connector in a gap between contacts of terminals is provided in which the adjustment of contact positions of the terminals is easy and therefore the manufacture of the electrical connector is easy and the manufacturing cost is low. The electrical connector includes a housing and paired terminal supports. Each of the paired terminal supports can support the terminals in cantilever fashion. Moreover, the paired terminal supports are mounted on the housing in a state of abutting each other in predetermined directions. The terminals supported by the terminals supports mounted on the housing can form a gap where a contacted object is inserted, between the contacts of the terminals in a direction along the abutment directions of the paired terminal supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Kenichi Naganuma
  • Patent number: 10490984
    Abstract: A first member and a second member are held by being sandwiched by first and second holders. By providing force, which brings N nails (N is an integer that is 2 or greater) of chucks closer to each other, to the N nails, each of L nails contacts the first member without contacting the second member and each of M nails contacts the second member without contacting the first member. By separating the second holder from the second member, the N nails get even closer to each other, and the second member is moved relative to the first member, then a relative position of the first and second members is adjusted. By making the second holder contact with the second member again, the first and second members are held. After removing the chucks from the first and second members, a contact portion of the first and second members is laser-welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ichihara
  • Patent number: 10483657
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an electric wire having a terminal includes a step of connecting a plurality of core wires by an ultrasonic connection process to form a connected core wire. In the step, the core wires are formed into the connected core wire having a cross-sectional shape having a width and a height in a plane orthogonal to an axis of the connected core wire, the width is not longer than a length obtained by subtracting two times a thickness of the terminal from a width of an arch groove of a crimper of a crimping apparatus in a state that a space between a support surface of an anvil of the crimping apparatus and the arch groove defines a predetermined crimped shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Nabeta, Kazuhide Takahashi, Naoki Ito
  • Patent number: 10446973
    Abstract: A conductor assembly having first and second conductive core parts, wherein the first conductive core part is axially moveably arranged in respect to the second conductive core part, and having at least one insulating sleeve that is axially moveably arranged in respect to the first and second conductive core parts. At least one loading arrangement is embodied such that the first conductive core part is loaded in an axial direction against the second conductive core part. At least one insulating sleeve having first and second contact surfaces is clamped between the first and second conductive core parts. The clamping force of the loading arrangement is applied by a first corresponding contact surface of the first conductive core part and a second corresponding contact surface of the second conductive core part to the first and second contact surfaces of the at least one insulating sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Richard Lewin, Christopher Plant
  • Patent number: 10337713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the electrical connection of at least one light source to an electric power supply device. The device is specifically employed in a lighting device for a motor vehicle, and permits the arrangement of light sources remotely from the connecting element which, in turn, can be arranged remotely from an electric power supply device of the light sources. The connecting device permits a high degree of freedom in the arrangement of light sources in relation to the device, as it casts little shadow upon the light sources, whilst ensuring the effective dissipation of heat generated thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Zdravko Zojceski, Marc Duarte
  • Patent number: 9931513
    Abstract: A connector assembly, and its method of assembly, for use in a medical device for connecting an IPG to a connector assembly for connecting the IPG to a relatively large plurality of electrodes that can support 24 or more stimulation channels for stimulating one or more stimulation regions of a patient. Also the IPG and the stimulation system and the stimulation therapy utilizing the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nuvectra Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel N. Kelsch, Alexander K. Smith
  • Patent number: 9885467
    Abstract: A merchandise display system may include a low voltage power assembly may comprise a track that includes one or more conductive rods and one or more mechanical connections, wherein the track is powered from a power source; and a power connector assembly that connects to the track, wherein the one or more conductive rods connect to the power assembly providing a power connection, and further wherein the one or more mechanical connections connect to the power assembly providing a mechanical connection. The power connector assembly may be configured to provide low voltage power through the track to a low voltage power device. The power assembly may include a configuration of mechanical connections and conductive material arranged in such a way as to provide power and/or signal distribution to a mating device, such as to a set of LED modules, other lighting sources, or powered track devices for use with a merchandise display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Nicieja, Thomas E. Hubley
  • Patent number: 9865850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a supporting element for a housing for a vehicle traction battery, the vehicle traction battery being constructed of a number of power storage modules. The supporting element is constructed of a module supporting element and at least one closing element, which has a plate-shaped design, the module supporting element having a number of module fastening elements, to which the number of power storage modules are fastened. Furthermore, the module supporting element has at least one recess which is closed by the plate-shaped closing element. The present invention further relates to a process of producing a corresponding support element for a housing for a vehicle traction battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiegesellschaft
    Inventors: Eberhard Pflueger, Andreas Fent, Semi Ben Salah, Dominic Mueller
  • Patent number: 9843363
    Abstract: This invention relates to a covered wire coupling type information communication network, an electromagnetic field coupling communication method and an electromagnetic field coupler, which makes it possible to solve the problem with the mechanical contact system and the structure where wires are exposed in a connector. A first covered wire and a second covered wire are placed in close proximity to each other in a coupling unit, and electromagnetic coupling in the coupling unit creates a data connection between the first and second covered wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Tadahiro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9511206
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical devices and, particularly, catheter medical devices. In an aspect is a nerve block catheter system comprising a dual-sheath catheter comprising an inner sheath and an outer sheath, wherein distal ends of the sheaths are connected, the inner sheath defines a fluid delivery lumen, and the outer sheath comprises a tissue lock movable between a collapsed position and an extended position, wherein the tissue lock forms a reversible tissue anchor when in the extended position, and an actuator connected to the proximate end of the catheter and configured to activate the tissue lock by sliding the outer sheath length-wise relative to the inner sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan Hofius, Manish Kothari, Chunyuan Qiu, Pablo E. Garcia, Karen S. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9431760
    Abstract: A pin connector includes a pin contact and a pin housing. The pin contact includes: an upper contact portion having a flat plate shape and being in electrical contact with an upper socket connector; a lower contact portion having a flat plate shape and being in electrical contact with a lower socket connector; and an electrode contact portion having a flat plate shape and being in electrical contact with a battery. A thickness direction of the upper contact portion and a thickness direction of the lower contact portion are substantially perpendicular to a thickness direction of the electrode contact portion. A direction in which the upper socket connector is mated with the pin connector is different from a direction in which the lower socket connector is mated with the pin connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Yasukazu Itou
  • Patent number: 9132721
    Abstract: In an example, a vehicle door module has a carrier carrying a plurality of functional door hardware components. The carrier defines a wet side facing towards a door cavity and a dry side facing away from the door cavity. The door includes an inner door panel having a front pocket and a rear pocket. The carrier includes front and rear latch presenters and carries front and rear door latches on the dry side thereof which seat in the front and rear door pockets. The latches are connected to reinforcement plates which are connected by fasteners at positions surrounding the door pockets thus enabling each latch to be easily accessed for service by simply removing the corresponding reinforcement plate, which may be located under an easily removed interior trim panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Magna Closures Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Edward Fortin
  • Patent number: 9045051
    Abstract: A system for identifying an electric vehicle connected to electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) and which involves RF communication exploits the OBDM of the electric vehicle as well as the auto-CAM system. Power is applied from the EVSE to supply electric power and the flow of current to the battery charger is detected. The VIN and a power-on signal is then transmitted by RF to the EVSE transceiver. Power is removed from the EVSE to the electric vehicle. A VIN and a power-off signal is transmitted to the EVSE and processed to confirm the identity of the connected electric vehicle. Power is then re-applied to the EVSE to charge the battery power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Control Module, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Bianco
  • Publication number: 20150147906
    Abstract: A contact ribbon configured to connect a cable to a substrate includes a plurality of signal contacts, a ground plane, and at least one ground contact extending from the ground plane. The plurality of signal contacts are connected by a support member, and the support member is removable after the plurality of signal contacts are connected to the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Richard GUETIG, Brian Richard VICICH, Andrew Robert COLLINGWOOD, Travis Scott ELLIS
  • Patent number: 9032617
    Abstract: A cable assembly for interconnecting a plurality of circuit boards together by using a connector assembly connected to each of the circuit boards. The cable assembly includes a first cable having a first end part and a second cable having a second end part. A first periphery of the first end part has a plurality of first half vias that collectively form a column along a width direction of the connector assembly. A second periphery of the second end part has a plurality of second half vias that collectively form a column along the width direction of the connector assembly. The first and second end parts are coupled together to form a connecting unit, such that the first half vias and the second half vias are joined together to form full vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Braun, Mark G. Clark, John R. Dangler, Matthew S. Doyle, Thomas D. Kidd, Jason T. Stoll
  • Publication number: 20150132989
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector structure including a sleeve and an annular nut on the front end of the sleeve is disclosed, wherein an inner tube is disposed inside the sleeve for connecting the coaxial cable, and a spring is disposed between the inner tube and the inner threads on the annular nut, the spring having a first end positioned proximate the bottom of the annular nut and a second end positioned forward of the front end of the inner tube for the end surface of the connection base towards the annular nut to contact the spring and electrically connect the inner tube when the annular nut is at least partially screwed onto the connection base, so that the coaxial cable connector structure can transmit signals when it is not completely screwed onto the connection base, and provide the effect of vibration suppression from the compressed spring having its two ends abutted against the bottom of the annular nut and the end surface of the connection base by the elastic restoring force when the connection base is c
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150113803
    Abstract: A wire harness capable of forming a short circuit by use of a plurality of electric wires and a joint connector while being slenderized and reduced in weight. The wire harness includes a plurality of circuit modules each forming a short circuit. Each of the circuit modules, includes a plurality of electric wires, and a plurality of external-connection connectors, connected to respective first ends of the electric wires, and a joint connector, connected to respective second ends of the electric wires to short-circuit the electric wires. The electric wires constituting the circuit modules are bundled together so that the joint connector of each of the circuit modules is discretely disposed so as to be located in a vicinity of at least one of the external-connection connectors included in the circuit module, around which electric wires a binding tape is wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicants: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo OMORI, Hiroki HIRAI, Tetsuji TANAKA, Tatsuo TAMAGAWA, Motohiro YOKOI, Kenji OKAMURA, Takeshi TSUJI, Toshifumi ICHIO, Toshio SHIMIZU, Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20150118889
    Abstract: A terminal block allows wires to be connected to the block by insertion at a front portion of the block and along a direction parallel to the length of the block. The block includes a securing feature to retain the electrical conductor securely in the block while also allowing simplified connection and disconnection of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Lior Assif, Alon Rozenvax, Shlomo Zilberman
  • Patent number: 9015937
    Abstract: A crimping terminal fitting has a wire barrel (21) to be crimped and connected to core strands (31) of a wire (30). The wire barrel (21) has a base plate (23) continuously extending from a ground terminal (11) in a longitudinal direction. Two core crimping pieces (25) extend from the opposite sides of the base plate (23). A thinned portion (27) is formed at least at a leading end of each core crimping piece (25) and is thinner than the base plate (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Ukai
  • Patent number: 9015938
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed. The connector includes a conductive housing. The conductive housing includes a wall region enclosing a space for receiving an adapter. The conductive housing also includes an annular end piece extending radially inward from a first end of the wall region and terminating the space. The annular end piece includes a flat annular surface, and a raised deformable annulus mounted on the flat annular surface. The raised deformable annulus is of a height such that an insertion of the adapter into the space deforms the raised deformable annulus to generate a physical contact connection between the flat annular surface and the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Ron J. Barnett, Gregory S. Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20150111420
    Abstract: A cable connection system for connecting a metal jacketed electrical cable with a primary housing, including a socket electrical connector contained within a primary housing bore, a pin electrical connector connected with the cable, a rigid electrical insulating sleeve extending between the pin electrical connector and the metal jacket, and a primary housing compression fitting for mechanically connecting the cable with the primary housing. The cable connection system may further include a secondary housing mechanically connected with the primary housing and a secondary housing compression fitting for mechanically connecting the cable with the secondary housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Friedrich ZILLINGER, Cedric DOERKSEN
  • Publication number: 20150104966
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus and a method for connecting a first device and second device. An apparatus includes an angled connector configured to connect to a first device to a second device, the first device and the second device configured to communicate through signal paths in the connector, the signal paths configured to pass digital data signals, a fastening device configured to secure the angled connector to the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Oleg Logvinov, Tai-Jee Pan
  • Publication number: 20150104973
    Abstract: A method for producing an operative connection between a coaxial cable (1) and a coaxial connector (16). A cable jacket (5), if present, is removed by means of a first tool (6) to a predefined first length L1. In a second step, an outer conductor (3) is removed by means of a second tool (7) to a predefined second length L2. In a third step, a dielectric (4) is removed by means of a third tool (8) to a third length L3, such that one end (15) of the inner conductor (2) is exposed. Then the end (15) of the inner cable conductor (2) is formed by means of a rotary swaging device (9), which comprises a plurality of deflectable jaws (10) rotatable circumferentially about an axis of rotation (11) and each hammering in the radial direction with at least one operative surface (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Franz Manser
  • Publication number: 20150094792
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for labeling an implantable medical device (IMD). In one example, an IMD can include a housing including electronic circuitry. The IMD can include a header coupled to the housing and includes a core. The core can define a bore and include a first metal label positioned adjacent to the at least one bore. The IMD includes a lead assembly including at least one lead having a distal end and a proximal end, the at least one lead including a second metal label, the distal end including at least one electrode and the proximal end received within the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Kane, Michael Keane, John O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 8991044
    Abstract: A method for inserting a wire into a contact pin utilizes a wire insertion tool. The wire insertion tool includes a first division block having a first wire insertion guide ditch forming plane where a first wire insertion guide ditch has been formed, a second division block having a second wire insertion guide ditch forming plane where a second wire insertion guide ditch has been formed, and a division block positioning guide. When the first and second division blocks are fitted together by fitting the first and second wire insertion guide ditch forming planes, the first and second wire insertion guide ditches form a wire insertion guide hole. The division block positioning guide guides one of the blocks linearly to the other block such that these planes approach each other or separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihito Soma, Minoru Majima, Yosuke Sasaki, Takuya Oshiba, Hiroaki Miyazawa, Takamitsu Hamanaga, Kentaro Nishi
  • Patent number: 8991045
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a grounding arrangement on a shielded cable which includes a conductive core, a core insulation layer, a conductive shield layer, and an outer insulation layer. An inner ferrule is positioned adjacent an end portion of the conductive shield layer that has been exposed, the inner ferrule is crimped around the core insulation layer, and the end portion is folded over the inner ferrule to radially surround the inner ferrule. An electrically conductive outer ferrule is positioned radially adjacent to the end portion and the outer ferrule is crimped radially around the inner ferrule to capture the end portion radially between the inner ferrule and the outer ferrule, thereby fixing the outer ferrule in electrical contact with the conductive shield layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Poma, Bruce D. Taylor, Ronald A. Baldwin, Kenneth B. Germ
  • Publication number: 20150087188
    Abstract: Connector 1 comprising: a plurality of twisted-pair cables 6 each comprising two twisted wires 7, 8, each of said wires 7, 8 being connected to a terminal 23, 24; a plurality of cavity blocks 9, each of said cavity blocks 9 has two cavities 17, 18 for accommodating the terminals 23, 24 of one of said twisted-pair cables 6; a housing 3 having an accommodation chamber 10 for accommodating the plurality of said cavity blocks 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI EUROPE LTD.
    Inventors: Goran BES, Hans NUNNER, Richard OROSZ, Tvrtko REBIC, Vedran MAHOVIC
  • Patent number: 8984745
    Abstract: In a method for attaching a connector to a coaxial cable a solder preform is placed upon an end of an outer conductor of the cable. A connector body of the connector is seated upon an interface pedestal and the end of the outer conductor is inserted into a bore of the connector body against the interface pedestal. The outer conductor, the connector body and the interface pedestal contribute sidewalls to form a solder cavity, and the solder preform is heated. A seat may be applied to the interface pedestal to provide a thermal barrier and/or enhanced seal characteristics that are cost efficiently replaceable upon degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery Paynter, James Fleming
  • Publication number: 20150079456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery (10), in particular for a vehicle, having at least two battery cells (12) and at least one connecting element (16) that connects at least one electrical pole (14) of a first battery cell (12) to an electrical pole (14) of at least one further battery cell (12). The connecting element (16) includes plural individual wires (18) that are compacted in a respective attachment zone (20). The connecting element (16) is in contact with the respective electrical pole (14) of the battery cell (12) in the respective attachment zone (20). The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing such a battery (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Pauleser
  • Publication number: 20150080995
    Abstract: A medical lead may be fabricated using an electrode fixture ((130A)-(130D)) configured to facilitate circumferential and axial alignment between electrodes of the lead. In one example, a method includes positioning an electrode fixture around at least one conductor of a plurality of conductors (122) for a medical lead, wherein the electrode fixture at least partially retains an electrode assembly. The method also includes electrically coupling a portion of the at least one conductor with at least a portion of the electrode assembly at an attachment area defined by the electrode assembly when the electrode assembly is at least partially retained by the electrode fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Seeley, Evan Gustafson, Michael Hegland, Seth Humphrys, Darren Janzig, Gerald Lindner
  • Publication number: 20150079820
    Abstract: A ground cable plug assembly configured to accept a cable and provide necessary connections for accomplishing a grounding function. In one approach, the cable plug assembly is configured to accept and ground a coaxial cable. In another approach, the cable plug assembly accepts and grounds an HDMI cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Nelly Harris