With Deforming Patents (Class 29/882)
  • Patent number: 11381022
    Abstract: A contact unit for use within a connector includes a primary piece essentially composed of an upper part and a lower part coupled with each other. The upper part includes an upper retaining section and a resilient upper contacting arm with an upper contacting section and an upper abutment section at a free end thereof. The lower part includes a lower retaining section and a resilient lower contacting arm extending downwardly with a lower contacting section and a lower abutment section at a free end thereof. A secondary piece is spaced from and opposite to the primary piece in a horizontal direction of the contacting arm, and includes an upper abutment region adapted to be abutted against by the upper abutment section of the upper contacting arm, and a lower abutment region adapted to be abutted against by the lower abutment section of the lower contacting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Shuo-Hsiu Hsu
  • Patent number: 11242128
    Abstract: Particular embodiments include a mission payload mounting apparatus. The mission payload apparatus includes a pressurized door plug assembly on a side of an aircraft fuselage and a strut having a first end and a second end. The strut extends from an interior of the aircraft fuselage through the pressurized door plug assembly to an exterior of the aircraft fuselage. The first end of the strut is connected to the interior of the aircraft fuselage. One or more payloads are attached to the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: 1281329 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard L. K. Woodland, Ross James Neyedly
  • Patent number: 11235851
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a collapsible workstation assembly to be used in a temporarily-mounted control system of an aircraft. The collapsible workstation assembly is mounted to a floor of the aircraft via one or more mounting plates and one or more adaptive floor plates. The collapsible workstation assembly includes a number of modules for display and user controls. Each of the modules are connected via hinges and hinge locks to be moved between a deployed position for use and a stowed position when not in use. The collapsible workstation assembly is further connected to an observer chair assembly and a temporary door plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: 1281329 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard L. K. Woodland, Ross James Neyedly
  • Patent number: 11145478
    Abstract: A rivet-type contact of the present invention has a head part made of a contact material, and a leg part narrower than the head part in width and configured to be deformed at fixation. The leg part includes a flange part larger than the leg part in diameter, in an end part of the side of the head part, the flange part is embedded in the head part such that a lower end surface of the flange part and a lower end surface of the head part become approximately flat, and a length (l) between an endmost part of the flange part and a starting point of the leg part satisfies l<L with respect to a length (L) between an endmost part of the head part and the starting point of the leg part. Specifically, it is favorable that l satisfies 0.5 L?l?0.9 L with respect to L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Masao Kuroda, Hiroshi Shirahata
  • Patent number: 10862187
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of vehicular antenna assemblies and methods relating to assembling vehicular antenna assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, a vehicular antenna assembly generally includes a dielectric antenna carrier and at least one antenna coupled to the dielectric antenna carrier. The at least one antenna includes a lower end portion that extends downwardly relative to the dielectric antenna carrier. The lower end portion is positionable within an opening in a printed circuit board and/or positionable in electrical contact with a contact member along the printed circuit board when the dielectric antenna carrier and the at least one antenna are moved relatively downward toward the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hasan Yasin, Wassim Borchani, Ayman Duzdar, Joseph M. Combi, Gary Keith Reed
  • Patent number: 10855009
    Abstract: Provided is a press-fit pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: JMJ Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Hwa Choi, Soon Seong Choi, Jeong Hun Cho
  • Patent number: 10847858
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a self-biased circulator includes cooling a nanocomposite material to a magnetization temperature below 200 K, applying an external magnetic field to the nanocomposite material to form a magnetic nanocomposite material, providing the magnetic nanocomposite material in a semiconductor substrate, and providing one or more metal layers over the magnetic nanocomposite material to form a circulator. By cooling and then magnetizing the nanocomposite material, a performance of the circulator may be significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Yongjie Cui, Subrahmanyam V. Pilla
  • Patent number: 10720725
    Abstract: Implementations of pins for semiconductor packages may include: an upper contact portion having a contact surface coupled with a pin receiver; a lower portion having a vertical stop and at least two curved legs; a horizontal base coupled directly to the at least two curved legs and configured to be soldered to a substrate to mechanically and electrically couple the pin to the substrate, the horizontal base having an upper contact surface, and; a gap between a bottom contact surface of the vertical stop and the upper contact surface of the horizontal base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yushuang Yao, Chee Hiong Chew, Atapol Prajuckamol
  • Patent number: 10697484
    Abstract: A method of permanently attaching a fastener to a plastically deformable panel includes placing a fastener shearing edge in contact with a first surface of a panel and a die assembly in contact with an opposite second surface of the panel, and penetrating the fastener shearing edge through the panel to create a hole. The fastener shearing edge is driven into a swage formed as a recess in an end face of the die assembly to deform the fastener shearing edge outwards along the swage and into contact with the second surface of the panel. A bent portion of the panel is trapped between the deformed fastener shearing edge abutting the second surface of the panel and a tapered flange formed on an outer surface of the fastener that abuts the first surface of the panel. A die assembly and driving mechanism for attaching the fastener is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Pirvulescu, Michael Da Costa, Anthony Hahn
  • Patent number: 10651577
    Abstract: An electrical connector is used to electrically connect an electronic component to a circuit board, and includes an insulating body, at least one first terminal and at least one second terminal. The first terminal has a base accommodated in the insulating body, and a first elastic arm extending upward from the base and at least partially located above the insulating body. The first elastic arm is used to abut the electronic component. The second terminal has a fixed end and a second elastic arm connected to each other. The fixed end is at least partially located above the insulating body and fixed to the first elastic arm, and at least a portion of the second elastic arm is located in the insulating body and is slidably in contact with the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien Chih Ho, Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 10404022
    Abstract: In a small connector including a plurality of contact portions in an insertion direction of an object to be connected, increasing the effective fitting length with the object and eliminating the risk of bucking of a terminal caused by the object being caught by the terminal. A first contact portion and a second contact portion can be extended in directions opposing each other with a first bent-back portion of a first terminal piece and a third bent-back portion of a second terminal piece, and can be close to each other compared with a known connector in which a first contact portion and a second contact portion extend in opposite directions. An effective fitting length of the first contact portion or the second contact portion with respect to the plug terminal can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi Doi, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Ogura, Daichi Shimba
  • Patent number: 10367311
    Abstract: A plug arrangement having a plug and a cable that is connected thereto and includes at least one inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor(s); an axial terminal section of the outer conductor is electrically connected to a sleeve portion of an outer conductor housing of the plug, said sleeve portion surrounding the outer conductor; a crimp point comprising a radial constriction of the sleeve portion is located between the axial terminal section of the outer conductor and the axial end of the inner conductor in the longitudinal direction (L) of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Gunnar Armbrecht, Stephan Kunz
  • Patent number: 10279696
    Abstract: A structure is provided. The structure may include an alignment mechanism used to align an electric vehicle in a parking lane of an electric vehicle charging station, and a coupler assembly including an arm and a charging coupler located in the parking lane and positioned beneath the electric vehicle, the charging coupler is positioned at one end of the arm, and is moveable in a vertical direction relative to the parking lane, and another end of the arm is pivotally mounted in the parking lane, where the charging coupler includes one or more electrical contacts in a shape of a right conical frustum extending from the charging coupler in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, James P. Gilchrist, Brendan C. Lewis, Khaalid P. McMillan, Christopher J. Nycz
  • Patent number: 10270193
    Abstract: A sensor assembly, having an inner spring, a middle spring circumscribing the inner spring, and an outer spring circumscribing the middle spring. Each of the springs are connected to a first circuit board and a second circuit board. An axis extends through the inner spring, the middle spring, and the outer spring such that the springs are rotatable about the axis, and the inner spring, middle spring, and outer spring provide electrical communication between the first circuit board and the second circuit board regardless of the orientation of the inner spring, middle spring, and outer spring about the axis. The first circuit board is a sensor board, and the second circuit board is a printed circuit board (PCB), but it is within the scope of the invention that different types of circuit boards may be used in various combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Mawhinney, Michael J Zaitz
  • Patent number: 10027042
    Abstract: A terminal has a barrel with a cavity; a pad, wherein the pad includes a substantially flat part; and a connecting part between the barrel and the pad, wherein the terminal is a single component, and the pad and the connecting part are forged. A method for fabricating a terminal involves forging wherein the terminal is a single component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Kelvin Turner
  • Patent number: 9690056
    Abstract: A system includes a substrate including a first row of first receptacles, a cradle including an opening and a spring member, connectors located within the opening, and cables connected to the connectors. The cradle is configured to connect each of the connectors simultaneously or nearly simultaneously to a corresponding first receptacle, and the spring member pushes on the connectors with a force greater than an insertion force of the first receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Zbinden, John Allen Mongold
  • Patent number: 9515305
    Abstract: A battery pack having a connector that is designed to work outdoors or in a moist environment. The battery pack includes a case including a first case attached to a second case to enclose an inner space within, a plurality of rechargeable batteries arranged within the inner space and a connector arranged within the inner space of the case, being exposed to an outside of the battery pack to enable a device external to the battery pack to be electrically connected via the connector to the rechargeable batteries, wherein the connector is arranged to form a waterproof barrier between an outside of the battery pack and a remainder of the inner space of the case not occupied by the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nohyun Kwag
  • Patent number: 9419400
    Abstract: The invention provides a terminal chain so that a terminal can be connected with a signal conductor only by being press-formed by dies. A rectangular piece (12) is jointed to an end part extending in the longitudinal direction of a carrier (11). The rectangular piece (12) is placed in dies (40, 50) for press-forming. A signal conductor W1 exposed at one end of a wire W is placed on the rectangular piece (12). The rectangular piece (12) is press-formed by the dies (40, 50) to enclose the signal conductor W1. A terminal (20) which is connected with the signal conductor W1 is formed. The contacting position of the carrier (11) and the terminal (20) is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Taishi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 9387557
    Abstract: A method of riveting comprising using a punch to push a rivet through a workpiece such that a shank of the rivet is received in a die defined by a die body which is in contact with the workpiece, a slug of material being removed from the workpiece by the rivet and being received in the die, the method further comprising closing or substantially closing the die using a rod and using the rod to upset the shank of the rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Henrob Limited
    Inventors: Roger Stanton Doo, Wojciech Gostylla, Neal Sean Williams, Christopher James Clarke, Russell John Trinick, Stuart Edmund Blacket
  • Patent number: 9331445
    Abstract: An epidermal friendly twist-on wire connector and a method of applying an epidermal twist-on wire connector having a resilient gripping region including a set of low profile, resilient ribs that are circumferentially spaced so that a users thumb and fingers can compressively and sequentially engage and compress at least a portion of a plurality of ribs as well as the valley between the ribs during application of a wire securement torque to the twist-on wire connector while at the same time inhibiting or preventing epidermal trauma in a users thumb and fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James C. Keeven, William Hiner, Steven Rhea, Frank Vlasty
  • Patent number: 9246293
    Abstract: A leadframe for a contact module includes signal contacts arranged in pairs carrying differential signals. Each pair of signal contacts includes a first signal contact and a second signal contact. Each signal contact has a mating beam at an end thereof configured to be electrically connected to a corresponding header contact of a header assembly. Each mating beam includes a stem and a branch extending from the stem. A first paddle extends from the stem and a second paddle extends from the branch. In an initial, stamped orientation, the mating beams are stamped such that the mating beams of the first and second signal contacts within the same pair of signal contacts are angled non-parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Vino, IV, Leo Joseph Graham, Michael Christopher D'Imperio, David Allison Trout, Wayne Samuel Davis, Rodney Timothy Yancey, Jeffrey Byron McClinton
  • Publication number: 20150133001
    Abstract: A structure and method for manufacturing the same for manufacturing a contact structure for microelectronics manufacturing including the steps of forming first and second metal sheets to form a plurality of outwardly extending bump each defining a cavity. Symmetrically mating the first and second metal sheets in opposing relation to each other to form upper and lower bumps each defining an enclosure therebetween wherein the mated first and second sheets form a contact structure. Coating the contact structure with an insulating material, and fabricating helix shaped contacts from upper and lower bumps. The helix shaped contacts having first and second portions being in mirror image relationship to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Xiaoxiong Gu
  • 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: 20150111443
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a female part with a socket portion configured for receiving a male part in the socket portion. The male part comprises openings in the area of the base and the socket portion comprises projections protruding into the openings. The projections in the openings are form-fittingly connected to the male part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
  • Patent number: 9009960
    Abstract: An inner contact of a coaxial connector has a body with a plurality of spring fingers, the spring fingers each provided with a contact surface. A plurality of transitions from the contact surfaces are provided as curved surfaces. The curved surfaces may be formed, for example, by chamfer, electrical discharge machining or the like, such that an edge to a slot between the spring fingers does not contact the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Alan Vaccaro, John Palac
  • Patent number: 9009962
    Abstract: In a stamping step, when a stamping terminal piece formed as a connector terminal is stamped, an electric wire crimping part is stamped and extended from a chain part in a direction perpendicular to a feeding direction, an electric contact part is stamped and extended from the electric wire crimping part in a direction parallel to the feeding direction and a range to which a gold plating is applied by a gold plating step is not overlapped on a range to which a tin plating is applied by a tin plating step in the feeding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Sugie, Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Kazuto Ohtaka, Hideki Homma, Tetsuya Mitani, Masaru Shinmura
  • Publication number: 20150075837
    Abstract: A compression accessory including an insert sleeve configured to enclose at least part of a core strand of a transmission conductor, the insert sleeve having at least one slot on an outer wall of the insert sleeve and a bored sleeve configured to enclose at least part of the insert sleeve, an inner wall of the bored sleeve configured to interact with the at least one slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew G. Welborn, Wayne Quesnel
  • Publication number: 20150064940
    Abstract: The connector housing includes a terminal housing in which at least one connector terminal electrically connecting two printed circuit boards to each other is housed, the terminal housing including a holder for holding the connector terminal therewith, the holder being elastically deformable in accordance with a displacement of the connector terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jun MUKUNOKI, Takuya TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20150047899
    Abstract: A method for attaching a contact element comprises steps for providing an electrical conductor with a conductive core and an insulating sheath, for detaching a sheath section of the sheath in an end region of the conductor for displacing the sheath section against the core in such a way that the sheath section protrudes beyond a longitudinal end of the core, and for crimping a contact element to the end region of the conductor in such a way that at least a part of the sheath section is being enclosed between the contact element and the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Dominic Anthony Farole, Antonio Lehner
  • Publication number: 20150014055
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, an electrical grounding device for dissimilar metals is provided. The device includes a body comprising adjacent first and second plate portions, the body including a first surface formed from a first metal and an opposite second surface formed from a second metal. The first plate portion is folded onto the second plate portion such that a portion of the first surface of the first plate portion contacts a portion of the first surface of the second plate portion. The first surface of the first plate portion is configured to couple to a first component formed from the first metal and the second surface of the second plate portion is configured to couple to a second component formed from the second metal, the body electrically coupling the first component and the second component to facilitate electrically connecting the first and second components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Petrucci, Harpal Singh, Donald R. Seyerle, William A. Schumacher, Louis Meli
  • Publication number: 20140374154
    Abstract: An electrical radiofrequency galvanic or capacitive electrical connection between two plate sections uses at least two conductor track sections to be connected electrically. The conductor track sections are arranged at a distance from one another, lying parallel to one another, at least in a plate region of the conductor track sections which remains undeformed during the production process. The at least two conductor track sections are connected to one another in a connection region using a clinching tool so as to produce a clinched joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Frohler, Mario Günther
  • Publication number: 20140371568
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electronic device, method for assembling components of an electronic device and a flexible cap for facilitating assembly of an electronic component of an electronic device. The electronic device has a housing and at least one male connection portion for providing a detachable connection of the electronic device to a female snap, and where the male connection portion comprises an elongate stud. An end portion of said stud is adapted to receive a flexible cap of a conductive sheet material having a top surface to fit on the top of the stud and at least two side elements, The side elements are formed as legs joined to the top surface by a first bend of the sheet material and are aligned generally along the wall of the end portion of the stud. An electrical connection and a mechanical lock between the end portion and the printed circuit board is created by flexible deformation of the side members when sliding the cap and the end portion through an aperture in the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Tapio Selby, Ossi Lehtinen, Erik Lindman
  • Publication number: 20140354043
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to produce equipotential connections that are electrically efficient in terms of resistivity between portions of a current-return network in a non-conductive architecture, such as an airplane fuselage. The approach adopted by the invention is to impart an equipotential-bonding function to an aluminum cable having a large cross section, said bond being electrically connected, via direct contact, to as many devices as is physically possible to connect thereby. According to one embodiment, an electrical connection assembly of an aircraft fuselage (100) having a composite skin comprises in-line shunt connections (2) for electrically interconnecting an aluminum-alloy-based cable (1) of large cross section acting as an equipotential connection to brackets (113, 141) for primary current-return networks and to brackets (111) for electrical devices via connectors (202).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Biesse, Franck Albero, Samuel Andraud, David Boutot
  • Publication number: 20140345133
    Abstract: The machine for cracking a connecting rod comprises an electro press with an electric motor (400) for actuating an expandable element. The electro press comprises a first actuator part (410) and a second actuator part (430) arranged so that when the first actuator part is driven by the electric motor (400) from a first position to a second position, (a) the first actuator part (410) is first driven by the electric motor (400) from said first position (FIG. 12A) to an intermediate position (FIG. 12B), without displacing the second actuator part (430), and (b) subsequently the first actuator part (410) is further driven by the electric motor (400) from said intermediate position (FIG. 12B) to said second position (FIG. 12C), displacing the second actuator part from a non-expanding position to an expanding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: GAINDU, S.L.
    Inventors: Gorka Prieto, Javier Pena
  • Patent number: 8884640
    Abstract: An integrated high-speed probe system is provided. The integrated high-speed probe system includes a circuit substrate for transmitting low-frequency testing signals from a tester through a first probe of the probe assembly to a DUT, and a high-speed substrate for transmitting high-frequency testing signals from the tester to the DUT. The high-speed substrate extends from the upper surface of the circuit substrate in the testing area to the lower surface of the circuit substrate in the probe area for being adjacent to the probe assembly and electrically connecting the second probe. In this way, the tester can transmit testing signals of different frequencies through the integrated high-speed probe system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: MPI Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Wang, Chia-Tai Chang, Ya-Yun Cheng, Wei-Cheng Ku, Chao-Ping Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20140310957
    Abstract: Electrical connectors that are mating compatible with the MicroTCA® standard and configured to be mounted to an underlying substrate are provided. Certain of the electrical connectors can be configured to be mounted to a substrate configured in accordance with the MicroTCA® press fit footprint. Additionally, electrical connectors that are mating compatible with the MicroTCA® standard and configured to be mounted to respective alternative footprints, and substrates configured in accordance with the respective alternative footprints are provided. The disclosed electrical connectors and corresponding substrate footprints can operate to transmit data at speed up to and in excess of 25 Gigabits per second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Madhumitha Rengarajan
  • Publication number: 20140308014
    Abstract: A terminal (10) is to be connected to an electric wire (W) which includes a core wire made of a fiber conductor (1). In a state of inserting a bare part of the fiber conductor in a barrel portion (11) of the terminal, the barrel portion is swaged while a swage amount is gradually increased as progressing in an electric wire insertion direction, which gradually expands the barrel portion in a width direction (D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Hisashi Hanazaki
  • Publication number: 20140295251
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an electrode terminal connection body includes applying a press processing to a plate member formed of the same kind of metal as a metal of a positive electrode terminal so as to form a mounting hole, slicing a covered metal rod more thickly than the plate member so as to form a covered metal member, the covered metal rod being configured to include an interposing layer formed of a metal that has an ionization tendency between the metal of the positive electrode terminal and the metal of a negative electrode terminal in the outer periphery of a metal rod formed of the same kind of metal as a metal of the negative electrode terminal and to have a diameter smaller than the mounting hole, and inserting the covered metal member into the inside of the mounting hole and simultaneously crushing the covered metal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki HORIKOSHI, Kotaro TANAKA, Takumi SATO, Kenichi MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 8844127
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a pair of connectors, two or more conductive paths formed in each connector in the pair of connectors, and a shroud encompassing at least a portion of the pair of connectors. The pair of connectors includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector is substantially more flexible than the second connector, and each connector in the pair of connectors includes a bulkhead. Each of the two or more conductive paths in each connector in the pair of connectors is electrically isolated from all other conductive elements in the pair of connectors. The shroud is located between the bulkheads and disposed about the pair of connectors when the pair of connectors are coupled together electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Greene, Tweed of Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dewayne Finke, Jesse Kevin Hensarling, Randal Thomas Beste, Charles Pence Burke, James Neal Spence
  • Publication number: 20140235115
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a first single-piece contact bracket, a second single-piece contact bracket and a flat, flexible, electrically conductive strip. The first contact bracket and the second contact bracket are secured to the strip with spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Wilhelm GRZYWOK
  • Publication number: 20140235111
    Abstract: A flexible cable rod (7) and method of making same is disclosed the rod having male and female connectors (1, 4) fixed to each end for connection to another such cable rod or a cable rod tool, the connectors include threaded bores into which the free ends of the cable rod are inserted during manufacture to be thereafter swaged or crimped over the end of the cable rod such that the threads in the bores (6, 8) acting as teeth to grip the outer edges of the cable rod in this region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Malcolm Duncan
  • Publication number: 20140235118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a two-part crimped contact element. The invention further relates to a method for producing a two-part crimped contact element. The invention further relates to a device for producing a two-part crimped contact element. Previous crimped contact elements comprising two portions have a high transition resistance between the two portions and insufficient mechanical stability. The crimped contact element according to the invention overcomes these disadvantages by at least one pressure-shaped connection element being used to connect the two portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Bleicher, Josef Sinder, Stefan Raab, Manuel Eder, Gerhard Goegelein, Erich Koehnert, Jochen Brandt, Manfred Proff, Walter Utz
  • Publication number: 20140220836
    Abstract: A crimped terminal is provided and includes a conductor, a crimped element, and a plurality of conductive particles: The conductor includes aluminium, and the crimped element is disposed around the conductor. The plurality of conductive particles include a copper alloy and are arranged between the conductor and the crimped element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Helge Schmidt, Christian Gregor, Guido Van De Burgt, Uwe Bluemmel
  • Patent number: 8782883
    Abstract: A female terminal (30) has a main portion (31) and contact pieces (32) that project from that main portion (31) in a facing state. A male terminal (80) is accommodated into an accommodation space (35) surrounded by the contact pieces (32). The accommodation space (35) is mainly formed by horizontal holes (38) that open laterally. Cross-sectional shapes of surfaces (S) of the contact pieces (32) forming the horizontal holes (38) cut along a cutting plane crossing an axial center of the main portion (31) are straight lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tooru Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20140182130
    Abstract: A method is for producing an electrode terminal connector for electrically connecting together a positive and a negative terminal formed of mutually dissimilar metals respectively. The method includes the steps of pressing a thin plate formed of a similar metal to the positive terminal to form a mounting hole in the thin plate, pressing a thick plate formed of a similar metal to the negative terminal to form a metallic member which is smaller in diameter than the mounting hole, and inserting the metallic member into the mounting hole and flattening the metallic member in the mounting hole to widen the mounting hole and join the thin plate and the metallic member together. The steps are continuously performed by a pressing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumi SATO, Toshiyuki Horikoshi, Kotaro Tanaka, Kenichi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20140075753
    Abstract: Various coiled conductors having two or more sections and methods and devices for constructing such conductors are disclosed. The various embodiments of coiled conductors and related methods include two or more sections that can have different mechanical, structural, and/or electrical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Haarer, Yevgenia Sheikholeslami, Patrick Willoughby, Andrew L. De Kock, Kimberly A. Morris, Benjamin J. Haasl, Brian L. Schmidt, Emilio Abner Avilés Delgado, Fabian E. Morales-Ortiz, Ronald W. Kunkel
  • Publication number: 20140074212
    Abstract: A wire and electrode combination suitable for use with implanted medical devices, and a method for coupling the wire and electrode to achieve a robust electrical connection suitable for use with such medical devices are disclosed. The apparatus employs a wire that is optimized for strength, an electrode optimized for biocompatibility, and a termination sleeve with a closed distal end for coupling the wire to the electrode, while eliminating the potential for galvanic corrosion, enhancing weld quality, and facilitating manufacture of the apparatus. The method involves compressing the sleeve to engage the wire at two locations, where contact between the sleeve and wire at the first location seals the interior of the sleeve, and contact between the sleeve and wire at the second location electrically couples the wire to the sleeve. The sleeve, which is easier to manipulate than the wire, is then spot welded to the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: CYBERONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Floyd, Christopher Genau, Kent W. Leyde
  • Publication number: 20140074208
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an implantable medical lead is disclosed herein. The method may include: providing a lead body including a proximal end, a distal end, and an electrode near the distal end; provide a conductor extending between the proximal and distal ends; providing a crimp including a ribbon-like member and extending the ribbon-like member around the conductor; and mechanically and electrically connecting the ribbon-like member to the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Victorine, Steven R. Conger, Greg Kampa, Dorab N. Sethna, Daniel Ephraim, Sean Matthew Desmond
  • Publication number: 20140065888
    Abstract: A method for converting a male connector to a female connector. A connector comprising a header, an insert and a female adapter module. The header is equipped with a plurality of pins forming male contacts. The insert ensures the hermeticity of the male pins in the header. The female adapter module is mounted in the header so as to form a female connector. The female adapter module comprises a plurality of sockets forming female contacts. Each female socket is mounted around a male pin, and a locking housing is mounted around the plurality of sockets so as to tighten each female socket around the associated male pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SOURIAU