With Molding Of Insulation Patents (Class 29/883)
  • Patent number: 10312616
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprising a plurality of flat plate-shaped terminals, each of which comprises an elastic arm portion. The elastic arm sequentially comprises a lower reverse bent section, an outward inclined arm section, an upper reverse bent section and an inward inclined arm section. The elastic arm is a two-arm configuration with a closed loop, the two-arm configuration has an inner arm and an outer arm. The inner arm and the outer arm each have the corresponding lower reverse bent section, the corresponding outward inclined arm section, the corresponding upper reverse bent section and the corresponding inward inclined arm section. The width of the upper reverse bent section of the inner arm is the largest among the sections of the inner arm and the sections of the outer arm. Because the upper reverse bent section has the largest width, it can prevent excessive deflection of the flat plate-shaped terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Chin Guan Tan
  • Patent number: 10256557
    Abstract: An electrical connector with terminals formed therein, at an intermediate location in the terminal width direction, contact portions that come into contact with corresponding contact portions provided in counterpart terminals under contact pressure. Within bounds of the contact portions in the direction of connector insertion and extraction, the above-mentioned terminals have guiding portions configured to guide the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals in the terminal width direction toward the contact portions of the terminals. The guiding portions are formed as inclined faces that extend in a continuous manner to the contact portions while being inclined so as to approach the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals as one moves in the terminal width direction from the side edge locations of the terminals toward the contact portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10205289
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrical connector, comprising: an insulated seat provided with a base seat and a jointing portion, which is provided with at least one connection surface; and at least one row of terminals, wherein the at least one row of terminals are arranged and connected to a material tape, wherein the material tape and the one row of terminals are formed by pressing the same metal sheet, the one row of terminals are fixed to the insulated seat and then separated from the material tape, the terminal is provided with a contact and a pin, the contact is exposed from the connection surface, and the pin extends out of the insulated seat; characterized in that the material tape is integrally connected to at least one metal material sheet and fixedly combined with the insulated seat, one end of the at least one metal material sheet is separated from the material tape to form one separated section exposed from the insulated seat, and the at least one metal material sheet is left and fixed to the insu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 9847605
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical connector including the steps of: insert-molding a base portion around a shielding plate to form two rows of passageways exposing outwardly and rearwardly; over-molding an insulative housing at a rear of the base portion; and inserting two rows of terminals through the insulative housing to the two rows of passageways, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chiu-Huang Liao, Hao-Chang Zhang, Yung-Sheng Chu, Wei-Ta Tseng
  • Patent number: 9705235
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a pair of connectors and two or more conductive paths formed in each connector in 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 respective connector. A shroud may be located between the bulkheads and disposed about the pair of connectors when the pair of connectors are coupled together electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dewayne Finke, Jesse Kevin Hensarling, Randal Thomas Beste, Charles Pence Burke, James Neal Spence
  • Patent number: 9647354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terminal block splitter connector including an insulating housing, the first conductive metal component, the second conductive metal component, the first fixing component, the second fixing component, the first wire inlet group, the second wire inlet group, the first push button, and the second push button. The first and second push button match with the first and second conductive metal component for on-line and off-line control of the first and second conductive metal component. A conductive connection plate is installed on the bottom of the insulating housing for power connection of the first and second conductive metal component. The first and second pin group are respectively mounted on the bottom of the first and second conductive metal component. The first and second socket group are installed on the conductive connection plate and respectively correspond to the first and second pin group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Xiaopo Rao, Boqing Yin
  • Patent number: 9608359
    Abstract: A waterproof connector is configured in such a manner that the waterproof properties between a housing and electrically conductive members, such as a shell and contacts, are improved. This waterproof connector includes a housing having an insulating resin and at least one electrically conductive member formed integrally with the housing. The electrically conductive member has a connection section which is exposed from the housing and connected to a mating connector, a mounting section which is exposed from the housing and mounted to a circuit board, and a holding section which connects the connection section and the mounting section, and which is embedded in the housing. A waterproof shaped section for blocking the entry of water along the interfaces between the holding section and the housing is formed on the surface of the holding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Katsumi Arai, Masayuki Nishikata, Masakazu Kobayashi, Fumiki Yamada, Hiroshi Akimoto
  • Patent number: 9564709
    Abstract: The connector comprises a main body and a connecting body, the rear end of the main body and the front end of the connecting body are clamped. A plugging needle is disposed in the front shell and the cable connecting tube. A snap ring groove is disposed at the front end of the periphery of the connecting tube and is located below the plugging hole when the main body and the connecting body are connected together. A plugging hole is located on the outer periphery of the connecting body. The plugging pin is an arc plate and includes two clamping points, located on one of the ends of the top portion of the plugging pin. When the main body and the connecting body are connected, the plugging pin may be plugged through the plugging hole and stuck in the groove, and the clamping points of the plugging pin are clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol East Asia Electronic Technology (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cunka Yang
  • Patent number: 9548548
    Abstract: A method of assembling a load center featuring a dielectric barrier that securely retains a plug-on neutral rail without requiring any fasteners. The dielectric barrier and the rail are installed in the same Z-axis direction, which is orthogonal to a rear wall of an enclosure into which the load center is installed. Retention features in the dielectric barrier can create a snap-fit connection between the rail and the barrier, or the barrier can feature a support feature onto which the rail snaps as the rail is installed relative to the dielectric barrier in the Z-axis direction. The snap fit connections eliminate the need for any fasteners, and together with the Z-axis assembly, the assembly process is simplified and accelerated and the possibility of assembly error is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Potratz, David R. Pearson, Kim D. Wheeler, William J. Broghammer
  • Patent number: 9490601
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insertion-type connector having at least two mutually electrically insulated conductor contacts with the conductor contacts cut from a metal sheet in such a way that they are connected together via a connecting part of the metal sheet, the conductor contacts being partly embedded in an electrically insulating material to form an electrically insulating housing which fixes the conductor contacts relative to one another, and the connecting part then separated off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Zebhauser
  • Patent number: 9437941
    Abstract: A splitter type terminal block connector having front metal contact pieces while each of them has two front wire connection metal blocks each having a front rectangular frame, a front resilient metal strip curled upward from the bottom side of one end of the front rectangular frame to abut against an inner top side of the front rectangular frame, a long pin and a short pin provided at another end of the front rectangular frame, and a front hole; also having a rear metal contact piece each having two rear wire connection metal blocks while each of them has a rear rectangular frame, a rear resilient metal strip curled upward from the bottom side of one end of the rear rectangular frame to abut against an inner top side of the rear rectangular frame, two rear pins provided at another end of the rear rectangular frame, and a rear hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Xiaopo Rao, Boqing Yin
  • Patent number: 9225100
    Abstract: A socket housing comprises an inner part and an outer part, the inner part being formed to receive at least one electrically conductive contact element, and a wall of the outer part defining a cavity. Therein, the inner part and the outer part are arranged adjoining one another. An external diameter of the inner part is equal to or less than an internal diameter of the outer part. The socket housing is formed in one piece, the inner part and the outer part being connected via a crosspiece formed as a predetermined breaking point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Bleicher, Peter Goesele, Roland Kraus, Rainer Lang, Josef Sinder, Frank Stredak
  • Patent number: 9136635
    Abstract: For obtaining a terminal capable of being soldered to a substrate without causing trouble such as a short circuit or poor connection, a lead part 13 is plated with tin in a state joined to a joining part 42 of a carrier, and a notch part 44, whose thickness is thinned, cut by a cutter 51 from a soldering surface side for making connection to a conductor pattern is formed between the lead part 13 and the joining part 42. The notch part 44 is provided with a guide part for guiding the cutter 51 to a side of the joining part 42 and forming a fillet forming piece 17 made of a part of the notch part 44 on a side of the lead part 13 after cutting by the cutter 51.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Muro
  • Patent number: 9032616
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal block for a telecommunication cable is disclosed, which includes providing a preformed substrate member comprising an elongated podium member having a plurality of wire receiving slots on an outer edge of the podium member and a plurality of electrical connector slots positioned within the podium member, wherein the plurality of wire receiving slots are arranged in pairs having a first and a second wire receiving slot, which are configured to receive one wire each of a pair of insulated electrical wires, an electrical connector in each of the plurality of electrical connector slots, each electrical connector having a pair of electrical contacts extending therefrom, and at least one insulated electrical wire attached to a first end of each of the electrical contacts; placing the substrate member in a mold; and injecting a dielectric material by a force of greater than 1 g into the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: CHANNELL COMMERCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gerald L. Shimirak
  • Patent number: 9027241
    Abstract: A method of assembling a medical electrical lead. The method comprises providing a modular connector assembly including three contacts coupled to three contact conductors, selecting a lead body assembly from a group of different lead body assemblies which includes a first lead body assembly having only two conductors for and a second lead body assembly having three conductors; and coupling each of the conductors of the selected lead body assembly with a corresponding contact conductor of the modular connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Mehdizadeh, Thomas C. Bischoff, Scott J. Robinson, Eric M. Stetz, James W. Millin
  • Publication number: 20150126068
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a conductive shell, a terminal module and a shielding plate. The conductive shell has a mating portion and an accommodate room. The mating portion has a first mating face. The terminal module is secured in the accommodate room and has a first insulator and a plurality of first terminals. The first insulator has a first face and a second face. Each of the first terminals has a first contacting portion protruding out of the first face of the first insulator. The shielding plate is disposed in the accommodate room and contacts with the conductive shell. The shielding plate presses on the second face of the first insulator so as to make first contacting portions be exposed to the first mating face. The disposition of the shielding plate has the function of pressing on the terminal module and preventing the interference of signal transmission between the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: AI-HONG FANG, HUO-XING JIN, CHUN-SHENG LI
  • Publication number: 20150088238
    Abstract: A medical electrical lead may include an insulative lead body, a conductor disposed within the insulative lead body, an electrode disposed on the insulative lead body and in electrical contact with the conductor and a fibrous matrix disposed at least partially over the electrode. The fibrous matrix may be formed from polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Devon N. Arnholt, Douglas D. Pagoria, Jeannette C. Polkinghorne, Joseph T. Delaney, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150074997
    Abstract: A lead assembly and a method of making a lead are provided. The method of making a multi-contact lead assembly comprises placing monofilament placed in the void spaces not occupied by the plurality of conductor wires and, in one embodiment, thermally fusing the monofilament to the like material spacer by applying heat just below the melting temperature of the monofilament and spacer material, Alternatively, the monofilament and spacer may be of different materials and heat is applied to cause at least one material to thermally reflow or melt. The conductive contacts may be located at either the distal end and/or proximal end of the lead. Oversized spacers may be used in order to provide extra material to fill voids during the thermal fusion/reflow process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Janusz A. Kuzma, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Publication number: 20150061794
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cavity filter, a connector and manufacturing processes thereof. The cavity filter comprises a cavity, a cover plate and a connector disposed on the cavity or the cover plate; an end of the connector is connected with internal devices inside the cavity filter and the other end of the connector is connected with external communication devices; and the connector comprises an inner conductor and a metal enclosure disposed coaxially and an insulation medium disposed between the metal enclosure and the inner conductor, and a non-metal layer is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the metal enclosure. The connector of the present disclosure is formed with a non-metal layer on the outer peripheral surface of the metal enclosure thereof, which can improve the moisture-proof capability, the salt-mist-proof capability, the mould-proof capability and the reliability of the connector and the cavity filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Endong Tong
  • Publication number: 20150066120
    Abstract: A method of making a stimulation lead includes providing a carrier with a body having a first surface, a distal end, and a proximal end. The carrier also includes flanges and each flange has a leg portion attached to the body and extending away from the first surface at a non-zero angle. The method further includes attaching segmented electrodes to the first surface of the carrier; attaching conductors to the segmented electrodes; forming the carrier into a cylinder with the cylinder defining a central longitudinal axis through a center of the cylinder with the segmented electrodes disposed within the cylinder and the leg portions of the flanges extending toward the central longitudinal axis of the cylinder; molding a lead body around the segmented electrodes disposed on the carrier and around the flanges; and removing at least a portion of the carrier to separate the segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael X. Govea
  • Publication number: 20150024629
    Abstract: A shielded electrical header assembly is provided. The header is configured to be coupled to a first connector connected to a shielded electrical cable and second connector. The header is also configured to be attached to an electrically conductive panel, such as an aluminum battery pack in a hybrid or electric vehicle. The header includes a conductive shield contact that connects the outer conductor of the shielded cable to the panel and a conductive outer connector body that is also connected to the panel and surrounds the terminals and the shield contact of the header, thus providing electromagnetic shielding to the terminals of the header and the connectors. The shield contact is formed of a sheet metal to provide a lower resistance connection between the outer conductor and the panel. A method of manufacturing such a header is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: ROBERT B. SNADER, TERRY A. GEORGE, CHRISTOPHER ADRIAN MARGRAVE, JOHN L. WICKS, JULIE H. STRAMA
  • Patent number: 8925195
    Abstract: A portable electronic device may have a sealed connector secured within a device housing. The sealed connector may have a metal shell. A plastic contact housing may be insert molded within the shell. Conductive signal contacts may be laterally spaced in the contact housing. An elastomeric gasket may be assembled or compression molded onto the metal shell. Left and right metal brackets may be welded onto the metal shell to moisture-seal latch windows. A water-resistant sealing layer may be attached to the bottom plate of the metal shell to moisture-seal alignment rail windows. The sealed connector may be pressed against the device housing to place the gasket in a compressed state. The connector may be secured to the device housing by screwing down the metal brackets to a circuit board assembled within the housing while the gasket is in the compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mathias Schmidt, Eric Jol
  • Publication number: 20150004843
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly configured to couple a power cable and at least one other electrical component, includes a housing body that includes a outer jacket, an insert portion, and an insulative inner housing positioned between at least a portion of the outer jacket and the insert portion. The housing body forms at least one bore for receiving the power cable. The outer jacket comprises a cable receiving jacket portion and a main body jacket portion. At least a portion of the cable receiving jacket portion is configured to engage the power cable received into the housing body. The cable receiving jacket portion comprises a cold shrink material configured to securely engage the power cable upon and the main body jack portion comprises a non-cold shrink material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Thomas & Betts International, LLC
    Inventors: Larry N. Siebens, Daniel L. Gardner, Carlos H. Hernandez, Kieran P. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20150004822
    Abstract: A connector assembly that includes an insulation displacement member including a hydrophobic organosilane mono-layer protective coating is disclosed. In one embodiment, the connector assembly may be manufactured by a method that includes assembling the connector assembly, contacting the connector assembly with an organosilane coating solution, and curing the organosilane coating solution. The connector assembly may be assembled by mechanically supporting the insulation displacement member with a connector framework. The connector assembly may be contacted with the organosilane coating solution by contacting at least the wire engaging portion of the insulation displacement member and at least a portion of the connector assembly with the organosilane coating solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Ziwei Liu
  • Patent number: 8904633
    Abstract: An electronic assembly comprises a housing, a cover for the housing, a printed circuit board receivable in the housing, and a compliant pin header assembly. The compliant pin header assembly is mountable in the housing by inter-engaging features on the header assembly and the housing. The compliant pin header assembly has compliant pins for engaging corresponding features on the printed circuit board to connect the compliant pin header assembly electrically to the printed circuit board. The cover, when the electronic assembly is assembled, engages the housing and also engages the printed circuit board at a location spaced from an outer periphery of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Mike Blossfeld, Luis Fernando Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140358207
    Abstract: A pre-electrode for a stimulation lead includes a generally cylindrical body having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. The body includes segmented electrodes disposed along the body in a spaced-apart configuration, connecting material coupling each of the segmented electrodes to one another and forming the exterior surface of the body, and cutouts defined between adjacent segmented electrodes. In some instances, the pre-electrode includes at least one depression in the exterior surface of the pre-electrode over one of the segmented electrode so that the pre-electrode is thinner at the depression than at immediately adjacent portions of the pre-electrode. In some instances, the pre-electrode includes at least one aperture extending into the body from the exterior surface and between two of the segmented electrodes with portions of the connecting material forming borders between the aperture and the proximal and distal ends of the pre-electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel James Romero
  • Publication number: 20140343657
    Abstract: A cochlear implant includes a processor, an array of electrodes disposed along a flexible body and a lead body connecting the processor to the array of electrodes. The lead body includes a first tube having a first outside diameter, a second tube having a second outside diameter smaller than the first diameter, a portion of the second tube being disposed within the first tube, and wires passing through the first tube and the second tube, the wires comprising a helically coiled portion. A method for forming a lead body is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Rosa Gallegos, Lidia Vasquez, Mark B. Downing
  • Patent number: 8887387
    Abstract: A method of making a lead for a stimulation device includes forming at least one pre-electrode in the shape of a ring, the at least one pre-electrode comprises at least two thin-walled portions separated by at least two thick-walled portions; disposing the at least one pre-electrode near a distal end of a lead body; joining at least one conductor to each thick-walled portion of the at least one pre-electrode; and grinding the lead body and the at least one pre-electrode to remove the thin-walled portions of the at least one pre-electrode to form segmented electrodes from the thick-walled portions of the at least one pre-electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 8875391
    Abstract: A method of making a stimulation lead includes attaching multiple segmented electrodes to a carrier. Each of the segmented electrodes has a curved form extending over an arc in the range of 10 to 345 degrees. The method further includes attaching conductors to the segmented electrodes; forming the carrier into a cylinder with segmented electrodes disposed within the cylinder; molding a lead body around the segmented electrodes disposed on the carrier; and removing at least a portion of the carrier to separate the segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Margaret Pianca, William George Orinski
  • Publication number: 20140315421
    Abstract: A waterproof electrical connector (100) includes a number of terminals (2), a metallic shell (1), and an insulating housing (3) molded outside of the metal shell (1) to thereby define a passageway (10). The insulating housing (1) includes a base portion (33) and a tongue portion (31) extending forwardly from the base portion (33). The base portion (33) includes at least one mold cavity (331) for inserting a mold. The mold cavity (331) and the passageway (10) are spaced apart from each other along the insertion/extraction direction for having better waterproof function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CEN LU, JING-JIE GUO, WEN-ZHANG LIN
  • Patent number: 8857052
    Abstract: A flexure assembly includes two metallic flexure arrays molded into a thermoplastic support base. The two flexure arrays are positioned in parallel in the thermoplastic support base to allow rotational movement about one axis while providing high stiffness with respect to off-axis movement. Flexible supports in the two flexure arrays may be interleaved to form a cross flexure configuration. Off-axis stiffness of the flexure assembly prevents harmonic resonance in directions that cannot be compensated for in a single-axis actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Prysm, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Borchers
  • 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: 20140287630
    Abstract: A connecting terminal includes a housing, a current rail, and a spring clamp. The housing includes a conductor inlet opening configured to receive a conductor to be clamped. The housing also includes a conductor guide configured to guide the conductor to be clamped. The conductor guide includes a web-shaped extension of the conductor inlet opening and extends from the conductor inlet opening in an insertion direction of the conductor to be clamped. The current rail and the spring clamp are disposed in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralph Hoppmann
  • Publication number: 20140273623
    Abstract: Distal connector assemblies that are on the distal end of medical lead extensions provide increased rigidity by including a rigid holder that contains the electrical connectors. The electrical connectors are separated within the rigid holder by insulative spacers that may be individual items or may be formed from a compliant carrier that the electrical connectors may reside within where the carrier is positioned within the rigid holder. The rigid holder may also contain a set screw block defining set screw bore or the rigid holder may include an integral portion that defines a set screw bore. The integral portion may include a slot to allow a molding pin loaded with the electrical connectors and other components to be dropped into a cavity of the rigid holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Joseph P. Ricci, Adam J. Rivard, Jonathan C. Sell
  • Patent number: 8832936
    Abstract: Techniques for forming enhanced electrical connections are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming an electrical connecting device includes the steps of: depositing an elastomeric material on an electrically insulating carrier; and metallizing the elastomeric material so as to form an electrically conductive layer running continuously through a plane of the carrier and along a surface of the elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Geoffrey Hougham, Ali Afzali, Steven Allen Cordes, Paul W. Coteus, Matthew J. Farinelli, Sherif A. Goma, Alphonso P. Lanzetta, Daniel Peter Morris, Joanna Rosner, Nisha Yohannan
  • Publication number: 20140256196
    Abstract: There is provided a connector and a method for making the connector preventing escape of a terminal fitting by improving latch force for the terminal fitting over a wide variety of products without inducing upsize or manufacturing cost. The connector comprises a connector housing including a terminal fitting and a terminal housing accommodating the terminal fitting, in which the connector housing includes a wall composing one inner face of the terminal housing, and a latch part latching the terminal fitting, the latch part including a latch arm having a tip extending from a base end disposed the inner face of the wall toward a back side in an insertion direction of the terminal fitting, a latch projection projecting from the latch arm in a direction intersecting the insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshifumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140213118
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a lead connector for an implantable medical device including connecting proximal ends of a plurality of conductive wires to an inner surface of a corresponding ring contact, placing a distal frame over distal ends of each of conducive wire of the plurality of conductive wires, the distal ends passing through corresponding shafts in the distal frame from a rear face of the distal frame and extending beyond a front face of the distal frame, arranging the distal frame along with the conductive wires and corresponding ring contacts within a mold cavity, filling the mold cavity with a mold material, the mold material abutting the rear face of the distal frame, and removing a resulting lead connector from the mold cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG
  • Patent number: 8776365
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal block for a telecommunication cable, which includes providing a housing having a front side and a back side and positioning multiple pairs of electrical connectors in the housing such that one end of each of the electrical connectors is exposed on the front side of the housing and one end of the connector is exposed on the back side of the housing. Each of electrical connectors having an insulation displacement contact terminal on the end exposed on the back side of the housing, and connecting multiple pairs of insulated electrical wires to the connectors on the back side of the housing. A dielectric material is pressure molded on the back side of the housing to encapsulate the connections of the wires and the connectors on the back side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Channell, Sr., Edward J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20140190009
    Abstract: A lead for a stimulation device can include an array of electrodes with each electrode having a front surface and a back surface; a plurality of conductors; a carrier formed around the array of electrodes; and a biocompatible material that may be disposed over and/or joined with the carrier and the back surfaces of the electrodes. A conductor is attached to the back surface of each electrode. The carrier can be formed around the array of electrodes, but does not completely cover the front surface or back surface of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Meredith L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8756807
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a connector with isolated conductive paths In various embodiments, a method includes assembling, at least partially, the connector using a groove of the connector. A flexible member can be secured in the groove and solder can be flowed into the flexible member in the groove. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 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
  • Patent number: 8739403
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a segmented electrode assembly. An electrically conducting tube is coupled to an electrically insulating material. The tube is generally cylindrical and hollow and defines one or more gaps at a first axial position. The tube also includes one or more bridges located at a second axial position. The method includes removing at least a portion of the bridge resulting in a segmented electrode assembly having at least one segment. A number embodiments of making a tube are also provided. In another embodiment a method of manufacturing a medical lead using a segmented electrode assembly is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hegland, Richard T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20140147080
    Abstract: A connector plug arrangement (330, 600, 700) includes a connector body (334, 610, 720); and an indication component (335, 650, 750). The indication component (335, 650, 750) includes a first portion (337, 653, 751) that is disposed at a rear end of the connector body and a second portion (339, 654, 753) that extends outwardly from the first portion (337, 653, 751). The first portion (337, 653, 751) is configured to extend along a circumferential perimeter of the connector body (334, 610, 720). The second portion (339, 654, 753) is configured to extend along the longitudinal axis of the connector body (334, 610, 720).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Lambourn, Ai Ling Xu, Alan Cook, Ian Miles Standish
  • Patent number: 8734169
    Abstract: An improved electronic connector with alignment features is disclosed. One or more alignment features for the connector are disposed on a removable SMT cap that attaches to an external face of the connector. Placing one or more alignment features in the SMT cap may enable fewer alignment features on the device PCB, resulting in increased space for electrical routing and other electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Werner, Trent K. Do, Hamid R. Mohammadinia
  • Publication number: 20140127925
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a first insulating housing loaded with a plurality of first terminals, a second insulating housing loaded with a plurality of second terminals. A card receiving slot is defined between the first insulating housing and the second insulating housing with a key disposed in the card receiving slot. The first terminals and the second terminals are disposed at two opposite sides of the card receiving slot and comprising contacting portions extending in the card receiving slot. The first insulating housing defines a pair of locking arms at opposite ends thereof and extending towards the second insulating housing, the second insulating housing defines a pair of locking recesses, the locking arms are locking with the locking recesses thereby the first and second insulating housing are snugly attached together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HUA LI, ZHEN-HUA WANG
  • Publication number: 20140110399
    Abstract: Provided is a wire connection structure for a three-phase sheath type heater that enables to maintain insulation properties, electrical safety, and reliability, without damaging a wire connection portion, even if an installation location is a high-temperature, high-pressure environment, and enables to flow a large electric current, while suppressing the production cost. A canister 2 made of metal is disposed on the distal end side of three sheath type heating elements 10 in a state that a distal end of each of the sheath type heating elements 10 is inserted through a bottom plate 20. A wire connection plate 3 made of metal is disposed in the canister 2 for star-connection. Distal ends of core wires 11 of the sheath type heating elements 10 are joined to the wire connection plate 3 by welding. An insulating material 4 is compressively filled in the remaining space of the canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Kensuke NORITAKE, Norio NISHIBE
  • Publication number: 20140113499
    Abstract: Power plugs that may include portions that can be used in different regions, may provide reliable functionality, may be reliably manufactured, and have a pleasant appearance. One example may provide a power plug that has a clip assembly that may be used in different regions. Another example may provide a power plug that functions in a reliable manner by having a durable overmold. Another example may provide a power plug that may be reliably manufactured by providing a contact that eliminates the need for soldering or welding, and also provides alignment features to protect the contact during assembly. Another example may provide a power plug that has an attractive appearance by forming an overmold over an inner mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Ricardo A. Mariano
  • Patent number: 8696381
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) for electrically connecting an IC package with a substrate includes a number of conductive contacts (4), a number of grounding terminals (5), an insulative member (32) made of insulation materials locates around the conductive contacts (4) with insert-molded method and an electrical member (1) made of electrical resin locates around the insulative member (32) and the grounding terminals (5) with insert-molded method, the conductive contacts (4) are insulated from the electrical member (1) and the grounding terminals (5) are electrically connected with the electrical member (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Chih Chang, Ke-Hao Chen
  • Publication number: 20140090246
    Abstract: An electronic assembly comprises a housing, a cover for the housing, a printed circuit board receivable in the housing, and a compliant pin header assembly. The compliant pin header assembly is mountable in the housing by inter-engaging features on the header assembly and the housing. The compliant pin header assembly has compliant pins for engaging corresponding features on the printed circuit board to connect the compliant pin header assembly electrically to the printed circuit board. The cover, when the electronic assembly is assembled, engages the housing and also engages the printed circuit board at a location spaced from an outer periphery of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Mike Blossfeld, Luis Fernando Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140073190
    Abstract: A socket connector (100) includes an insulating housing (1), a number of terminals (2) retained in the insulating housing (1), a metallic shell (4) covered the insulating housing (1), an insulative cover (5) covered the metallic shell (4) and the insulating housing (1) by over molding, and a sub-shell (6) covered the insulative cover (5). The sub-shell (6) includes a base part (61) and a plurality of elastic arms (62) extending downwardly from the base part (61), the elastic arms (62) and the terminals (2) flexibly connect with a printed circuit board (PCB) therefore, the socket connector (100) has good connection between terminals (2) and PCB and is convenient to be disassembled from the PCB when repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JUN ZHAO, JING-JIE GUO
  • Publication number: 20140069679
    Abstract: A cable termination device of the dry type, including an insulator housing with an upper end and a lower end and having a hollow interior, which lower end has an opening for insertion of the cable. The device further includes a stress controller device located inside the insulator housing and adapted to be mounted on a high voltage cable, and an electrically insulating gel filling at least part of the hollow interior of the insulator housing and surrounding at least part of the stress controller device. Further, the stress controller device extends from the lower end of the insulator housing and into the housing where it has a free end, whereby a space is formed between the stress controller device and an inner wall of the insulator housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Mikael Hoglund, Leif Johansson