Multi-part (e.g., Two Pieces Screwed Together Or Bayonet Latched) Patents (Class 385/56)
  • Patent number: 11146010
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a housing and overmolded contact assemblies. The housing has a mating face and a mounting face. Contact receiving cavities extend from the mating face to the mounting face. The overmolded contact assemblies are provided in the contact receiving cavities. The overmolded contact assemblies include contacts and overmolded housings. The contacts have mating contact portions, securing portions and mounting contact portions. The overmolded housings are overmolded onto the securing portions of the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Nicholas Lee Evans
  • Patent number: 11112567
    Abstract: A new boot for a fiber optic connector has a ribbed back portion, a center portion, and a forward extending portion that can be used to insert and remove the fiber optic connector to receptacle. The ribbed back portion has grasping elements and is connected to the center portion. The center portion is removably connected to a crimp body that is in turn connected to the connector housing. The front extension is connected to the fiber optic connector and also provides a keying feature depending on the side of the fiber optic connector on which it is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Darrell R. Childers, Mitchell Cloud, Jillcha F. Wakjira
  • Patent number: 11105985
    Abstract: Lens-based optical connector assemblies and methods of fabricating the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a lens-based connector assembly includes a glass-based optical substrate includes at least one optical element within the optical substrate, and at least one alignment feature positioned at an edge of the glass-based optical substrate, wherein the at least one alignment feature is located within 0.4 ?m of a predetermined position with respect to the at least one optical element along an x-direction and a y-direction. The lens-based connector assembly further includes a connector element including a recess having an interior surface, The interior surface has at least one connector alignment feature. The glass-based optical substrate is disposed within the recess such that the at least one alignment feature of the glass-based optical substrate engages the at least one connector alignment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Alan DeMeritt, James Scott Sutherland
  • Patent number: 11092760
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a device and system of devices including: a connector housing comprising an alignment sleeve therein with a plural of angled surface and at least one opening, or an internal cavity of said connector housing has the same configuration as said alignment sleeve. Upon inserting ferrule assembly within an opening of said housing, a contact point on a collar or flange of said assembly moves along angled surfaces until it engages an opening between angled surfaces for securing ferrule assembly within connector housing without jamming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Man Wong, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 11079553
    Abstract: A terminus for a fiber optic cable has a ferrule with a fiber stub secured in a channel of the ferrule. The fiber stub has a polished forward end face. The fiber stub extends from a rearward end of the ferrule so that a rearward end face of the fiber stub is rearwardly spaced from the ferrule. An alignment member is axially aligned with the ferrule and has a channel extending between forward and rearward ends of the alignment member. The channel includes a fiber alignment portion in which the rearward end face of the fiber stub is received. The fiber alignment portion is statically configured to receive a forward end face of the filament of the fiber optic cable in opposed relationship to the rearward end face of the fiber stub and axially align the faces to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: COTSWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Nick Rossi, Eugen Artemie
  • Patent number: 11054589
    Abstract: An optical connector includes: an optical receptacle; and an optical plug that is attachable to and detachable from the optical receptacle. The optical receptacle includes receptacle-side connector modules that each include: an outer housing; an inner housing; a receptacle-side ferrule housed in the inner housing; and a receptacle-side spring that applies pressure to the receptacle-side ferrule. The optical plug includes plug-side connector modules that each include: a plug-side housing; a plug-side ferrule housed in the plug-side housing; and a plug-side spring that applies pressure to the plug-side ferrule. The inner housing includes an engagement section. The plug-side housing includes an engaged section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Fujikura Ltd., NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahito Otomitsu, Mitsuru Kihara, Ryo Koyama
  • Patent number: 11054582
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mounting structure of an optical connector receptacle for fixing the optical connector into a through hole of a metal housing. The mounting structure has a main plate leaning against a first surface of the receptacle, and a pair of side plate portions leaning against two second surfaces respectively connected to the first surface. Each side plate portion comprises a first side plate connected to the main plate, a connecting plate having one side connected to the first side plate, and a second side plate connected to another side of the connecting plate so that an indentation structure is formed, wherein the first side plate or the second side plate has a first extending element lean against a housing of the receptacle. In another embodiment, an optical connector module comprises the mounting structure and the optical connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: PROTAI PHOTONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jyh-Cherng Yang
  • Patent number: 11016249
    Abstract: A fiber optical connector includes a connector housing and an optical-fiber component. The connector housing includes a receiving space. Two ends of the connector housing respectively form a first connector opening and a second connector opening. The first connector opening and the second connector opening communicate with the receiving space. Plural pins are assembled on a side surface of the connector housing, and the optical fiber component is inserted into the receiving space from the first connector opening. The connector housing has an improved structural strength. The assembling between the pins and the circuit board allows the connector to be fixedly positioned with the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ACON OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Yang-Yang Cui, Yan-Mei Chang
  • Patent number: 11002436
    Abstract: It is described herein an article of manufacture comprising a housing, with a wing shaped support attached to the housing's outer surface in a first direction, and a second wing attached to and extending from the housing outer surface in a second direction opposite the first direction. The first wing and the second wing may have a degree of curvature which can be formed by the respective wing that is greater than 12° for a one inch arc length. The housing may be capable of passing light in a visible wavelength from a cavity in the housing when a light source is disposed within said cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: L.J. Star, Incorporated
    Inventor: Aarash Navabi
  • Patent number: 11002917
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fiber optic connector comprises: a ferrule assembly; a spring seat provided behind the ferrule assembly; and a spring provided between the ferrule assembly and the spring seat. The spring seat has a receiving chamber having an insertion port through which a portion of the ferrule assembly is inserted into the receiving chamber; wherein the ferrule assembly is pre-assembled into the receiving chamber of the spring seat in a way that the ferrule assembly is held to be movably engaged with the spring seat. The spring is fitted and compressed in the receiving chamber. As a result, the ferrule assembly, the spring seat and the spring are pre-assembled into an integral assembly before being inserting into a connector housing. All components of the connector except for the housing may be smoothly pulled through a small long pipe as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Liu, Zhaoyang Tong
  • Patent number: 10914899
    Abstract: An optical connector includes: a plurality of first ferrules; a first housing that houses the plurality of first ferrules; a plurality of second ferrules; and a second housing that houses the plurality of second ferrules. The first housing includes: a plurality of first inner housings; and a first outer housing. The optical connector butt-couples the first ferrules and the second ferrules, respectively, by mating the first housing and the second housing. Each of the plurality of first inner housings houses at least one of the plurality of first ferrules. The first outer housing is releasable from the plurality of first inner housings. The plurality of first inner housings and the second housing are mated in stages. When each of the plurality of first inner housings and the second housing are mated, each of the plurality of first inner housings to be mated is released from the first outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahito Otomitsu
  • Patent number: 10910763
    Abstract: A cable-connector assembly includes: a cable including signal-carrying members, the signal-carrying members being circumferentially surrounded by a conduit; a connector configured to mate with a mating connector, the signal carrying members being connected with ports on the connector; and a generally cylindrical housing that circumferentially surrounds the signal-carrying members, the housing including a narrow neck that fits within an end of the conduit and a wide main portion that engages the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Nahid Islam
  • Patent number: 10890724
    Abstract: An optical cable subassembly includes one or more optical waveguides, at least light coupling unit comprising a first attachment area permanently attached to the optical waveguides, and at least one cable retainer comprising a second attachment area permanently attached to the optical waveguides and adapted to be installed in a housing. A length of the optical waveguides between the first attachment area and the second attachment area allows a bend in the optical waveguides that provides a predetermined mating spring force at a predetermined angle of the light coupling unit when installed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Haase, Terry L. Smith, Alexander R. Mathews, James M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10877225
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for optically connecting circuit elements and optical fiber systems. In one embodiment, an optical waveguide module includes an optical light guide having opposite first and second planar surfaces extending between a first side edge and a second side edge. The optical light guide can be configured with a substrate supporting one or more optical pathways extending between the first and second side edges. The waveguide module can further include one or more first and second edge connectors, each of which has an adapter port and a first alignment slot opposite the adapter port. The alignment slots extend over the first and second planar surfaces at the first and second side edges to align the adapter ports with the one or more optical pathways in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul John Pepe, Joseph Christopher Coffey
  • Patent number: 10782490
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector includes a connecting unit having a plurality of positioning grooves and a cover unit having a plurality of positioning blocks. The cover unit is operable to rotate relative to the connecting unit between an engaged position, where the positioning blocks are respectively disposed in the of said positioning grooves and are respectively and at least partially aligned with shoulder surfaces in the positioning grooves such that the cover unit is unable to move axially and forwardly relative to the connecting unit, and a separated position, where the positioning blocks are respectively misaligned from the shoulder surfaces to allow the cover unit to move axially and forwardly relative to the connecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Fiber Optic Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ling-Hua Zhu, Xing-Fu Mo, Jinan Zhou, Anh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10739527
    Abstract: The invention provides a miniature adapter for MPO plug which can make the adapter small to the limit so as to be the same size as a plug, can be mounted at a high density without any restriction in an arrangement place and can be manufactured with a simple structure at a low cost. An adapter main body is formed into a tubular shape by upper and lower wall portions which are approximately flush with upper and lower wall portions of a coupling, and left and right wall portions which are approximately flush with left and right wall portions of the coupling, and is provided in both front and rear ends of the left and right wall portions of the adapter main body with elastic locking portions which are provided so as to face to a side of plug insertion and removal opening portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SANWA DENKI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10712512
    Abstract: Connector assemblies are described herein. For example, a connector assembly including: a housing configured to accept a first ferrule and a second ferrule. The connector assembly may also have a push/pull clip that is configure to depress a protrusion that rotates down a connector device to remove the connector assembly from an adapter. The push/pull clip is integrated with a cable boot assembly that allows a user to apply a distal force to remove or insert the connector assembly into the adapter housing. The push/pull clip is configured for use to release a MPO and LC connector type from an adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc
    Inventors: Man Ming Ho, Hiu Lam Leung, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 10712511
    Abstract: A multiple fiber push-on (MPO) optical connector is provided having a ferrule configured to house multiple optical fibers and including a stepped portion extending from at least one pair of opposing exterior surfaces of the ferrule. A one-piece housing-backpost is provided having a distal end in a connection direction and a proximal end in a cable direction. The one-piece housing-backpost is configured to receive a ferrule spring and the ferrule from the distal end. The housing-backpost includes at least one resiliently-deformable ferrule-retaining protrusion extending from a sidewall to engage the corresponding stepped portion of the ferrule. The resiliently-deformable ferrule-retaining protrusion is configured to deform towards the housing-backpost interior sidewall as the ferrule is inserted from the distal end and to extend outward against the stepped portion of the ferrule when the ferrule is seated in the housing-backpost to maintain the ferrule in the housing-backpost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Yim Wong, Man Ming Ho, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 10670824
    Abstract: A fiber optic network architecture for distributing service to local subscribers is disclosed. The architecture includes a plurality of high-fiber count cables connected end-to-end at connectorized coupling locations to form a main cable trunk. The connectorized coupling locations include high-fiber count pass-through connections for optically connecting optical fibers of adjacent ones of the high-fiber count cables end. The connectorized coupling locations also including high-fiber count branch connections for optically connecting optical fibers of the high-fiber count cables to branch locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Zimmel, Erik J. Gronvall, Yu Lu
  • Patent number: 10663676
    Abstract: Connector assemblies are described herein. For example, a connector assembly including: a housing configured to accept a first ferrule and a second ferrule. The connector assembly may also have a latch component that is removably connected to the housing, wherein the latch component is configured to rotate around the housing. The latch component may have a first locking element configured to engage a second locking element to prevent rotation of the latch component in at least one of a first polarity position to a second polarity position. The connector may further more include a push-pull tab removably connected to the housing and configured to move vertically along the housing when a biasing force is applied in at least one of a forward direction and a rearward direction. Accordingly, the push-pull tab can compress the latch component when moving vertically along the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Takano, Jimmy Jun-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 10634853
    Abstract: A connector for sealably engaging and disengaging contacts therein can include a first unit and a second unit that is movable with respect to the first unit between an unmated position and a mated position. The first unit can have one or more closed chambers therein. Each closed chamber of the first unit contains fluid and one or more first contacts. The second unit can have one or more closed chambers therein, each closed chamber of the second unit containing fluid and one or more second contacts. Each second contact is configured to engage one of the first contacts. The one or more closed chambers of the first unit remain sealed from the one or more closed chambers of the second unit throughout mating and demating of the first and second units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pontus Subsea Connectors LLC
    Inventor: James L. Cairns
  • Patent number: 10598880
    Abstract: A hybrid conduit assembly is disclosed. In one aspect, the hybrid includes an outer jacket with a first side portion housing a first conductor, a second side portion housing a second conductor, and a hollow central conduit portion. The hybrid conduit assembly further includes a first connector assembly defining a central passageway and including first and second electrical connectors that are respectively connected to the first and second conductors. The connector assembly is configured such that it can be connected with other similarly configured connector assemblies such that a hybrid conduit system can be built that has a continuous passageway for the later installation of an optical fiber cable and that has that has interconnected conductors to deliver power from a power source located proximate a first end of the conduit system to an end use device proximate another end of the conduit system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, Eric Emmanuel Alston, William Alan Carrico, Eric Ryan Chappell
  • Patent number: 10578798
    Abstract: An intravascular or other 2D or 3D imaging apparatus can include a minimally-invasive distal imaging guidewire portion. A plurality of thin optical fibers can be circumferentially distributed about a cylindrical guidewire core, such as in an spiral-wound or otherwise attached optical fiber ribbon. A low refractive index coating, high numerical aperture (NA) fiber, or other technique can be used to overcome challenges of using extremely thin optical fibers. Coating and ribbonizing techniques are described. Also described are non-uniform refractive index peak amplitudes or wavelengths techniques for FBG writing, using a depressed index optical cladding, chirping, a self-aligned connector, optical fiber routing and alignment techniques for a system connector, and an adapter for connecting to standard optical fiber coupling connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Phyzhon Health Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Margaret Tasker, Michael J. Eberle, Howard Neil Rourke
  • Patent number: 10539745
    Abstract: An optical connector 1 is an optical connector connected to an external optical adapter. The optical connector 1 is provided with: an inner housing 3, in a surface of which engaging holes for engaging the optical adapter is provided; a boot 6 connected to the inner housing 3 on a side opposite the optical adapter in a forward/backward direction; and a first outer housing 4 and a second outer housing 5 covering the engaging holes and mounted on the inner housing 3 to be freely movable in the forward/backward direction. As the second outer housing 5 moves backward, the engaging holes of the inner housing 3 are exposed. The second outer housing 5 has cutout parts 5c which are cut out from a back end surface 5f in the forward direction and which a front end part of the boot 6 enters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEI Optifrontier Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kamada, Kenichiro Ohtsuka, Yuji Suzuki, Motoyoshi Kimura, Yoshinobu Oki
  • Patent number: 10534145
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a heat dissipation module with a first end and a second end opposed to the first end and two receptacle connectors located at the second end. The first and second ends define a transceiver-mating direction such that, when a transceiver is inserted into the first end of the heat dissipation module in the transceiver-mating direction, the transceiver mates with one of the two receptacle connectors, and in the heat dissipation module, air flows parallel to the transceiver-mating direction between the first and second ends and flows between the two receptacle connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric J. Zbinden, Thomas A. Hall, III
  • Patent number: 10520686
    Abstract: A multiple fiber push-on (MPO) optical connector is provided having a ferrule configured to house multiple optical fibers and including a stepped portion extending from at least one pair of opposing exterior surfaces of the ferrule. A one-piece housing-backpost is provided having a distal end in a connection direction and a proximal end in a cable direction. The one-piece housing-backpost is configured to receive a ferrule spring and the ferrule from the distal end. The housing-backpost includes at least one resiliently-deformable ferrule-retaining protrusion extending from a sidewall to engage a corresponding stepped portion of the ferrule. The resiliently-deformable ferrule-retaining protrusion is configured to deform towards the housing-backpost interior sidewall as the ferrule is inserted from the distal end and to extend outward against the stepped portion of the ferrule when the ferrule is seated in the housing-backpost to maintain the ferrule in the housing-backpost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yim Wong, Man Ming Ho, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 10422966
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical fiber receptacle, an optical fiber connection device and an optical fiber receptacle module. The optical fiber receptacle comprises a housing, a plurality of positioning hooks and at least one clamping unit. The housing has a rear wall, and at least one slot opened on an opposite side of the rear wall. The rear wall has an inner surface facing the slot and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface, the slot is used to be inserted by an optical fiber plug. The positioning hook protrudes from the outer surface of the rear wall in a column shape, is used to pass through a mounting hole of a panel to latched with a hole edge defining the mounting hole of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Fan-Chen Zseng
  • Patent number: 10310193
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for optically connecting circuit elements and optical fiber systems. In one embodiment, an optical waveguide module includes an optical light guide having opposite first and second planar surfaces extending between a first side edge and a second side edge. The optical light guide can be configured with a substrate supporting one or more optical pathways extending between the first and second side edges. The waveguide module can further include one or more first and second edge connectors, each of which has an adapter port and a first alignment slot opposite the adapter port. The alignment slots extend over the first and second planar surfaces at the first and second side edges to align the adapter ports with the one or more optical pathways in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul John Pepe, Joseph Christopher Coffey
  • Patent number: 10288817
    Abstract: A spring push for a fiber optic connector includes an engagement member having a slot to receive a handle that also engages a distal portion of the engagement number. The spring push, along with the handle, allows for fiber optic connectors to be installed and removed from adapters in high density applications. The spring push can be installed into a connector housing and, along with other components, be a fiber optic connector. The engagement member may also originate from other parts of the fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Hiep V. Nguyen, Joseph P. Howard
  • Patent number: 10251302
    Abstract: A flexible architecture for installing electronic equipment in a data center rack is provided, in the form of a virtual chassis. The virtual chassis simultaneously accepts multiple types of equipment items (e.g., computing devices, storage devices, communication devices) and/or multiple versions of a given type of equipment item, by altering the physical configuration of the chassis. As a result, cells or spaces of multiple different form-factors may be defined for receiving the equipment. Also, services such as data and power may be pre-attached to a virtual chassis so that when a computer server or other item is installed, it is automatically connected to the services without separate effort. One or more electronic equipment items, when installed in a cell of the chassis, may mate automatically with multiple data connectors and/or power connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yuval Bachar, Jacob R. Rose, Brad A. Peterson, Eric Wendorf
  • Patent number: 10244934
    Abstract: A drive assembly for driving an imaging catheter has a rotatable fiber and a rotatable drive shaft. The drive assembly includes a fiber optic rotating junction and a motor configured to rotate the rotatable portion of the fiber optic rotating junction. In some embodiments, the drive assembly includes a sensor configured to detect a rotational position of the fiber optic rotating junction and a processor configured to obtain the detected rotational position and stop the motor only when the fiber optic rotating junction is in a predetermined rotational position. In some embodiments, the motor includes a hollow shaft through which at least a portion of the fiber optic rotating junction extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Avinger, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Y. Tachibana, Charles W. McNall, Michael Zung, Peter Howard Smith, Brian Chiu, Douglas Joseph Scott Bourne, Priyanshu Gupta
  • Patent number: 10241288
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber optic adapter for proofing dust and light. The fiber optic adapter includes an adapter body and a lightproof plate assembly. The adapter body includes a body portion and a cover. The body portion has a concave space provided with openings in two directions. The cover is engaged to the body portion and closes one opening of the concave space to form a port provided with one opening. The lightproof plate assembly includes a lightproof plate. Every two adjacent ports on a same side share one lightproof plate. A first end of the lightproof plate is provided with a rotation shaft. Inner walls of two adjacent ports sharing one lightproof plate are provided with a rotation slot. The rotation slot is provided from a side of the body portion facing the cover to a direction away from the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hyc Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong He
  • Patent number: 10241280
    Abstract: A ruggedized cable connection structure configured to direct mate first and second ruggedized optical fiber connectors is disclosed. The connection assembly has a housing having a channel extending from a first end of the housing through to the second end of the housing, an adapter secured within the channel near a midpoint of the housing to enable direct mating of the first and second ruggedized optical fiber connectors, and an integral mounting flange extending from the housing to allow connection to a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary M. Thompson, Donald K. Larson
  • Patent number: 10151886
    Abstract: A connector assembly for a hybrid cable includes: a housing, comprising a base; at least one discrete connector mounted in the base or at least one connector that is at least partially integrated in the base, configured to receive at least one fiber from the hybrid cable; and at least one electrical interface, configured to receive at least one wire from the hybrid cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Radius Universal, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Lee Sipes, Jr., John David Read
  • Patent number: 10139569
    Abstract: A connector assembly for a hybrid cable includes: a housing, comprising a base; at least one discrete connector mounted in the base or at least one connector that is at least partially integrated in the base, configured to receive at least one fiber from the hybrid cable; and at least one electrical interface, configured to receive at least one wire from the hybrid cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Radius Universal, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Lee Sipes, Jr., John David Read
  • Patent number: 10120140
    Abstract: Connectors and a duplex clip for forming duplex connector assemblies are provided herein. The connector includes a rigid latch member for positive locking with another component, such as an adaptor. The duplex clip is configured to hold two connectors to form a duplex connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Seymour Goldstein, Ian Michael Davidson
  • Patent number: 10120137
    Abstract: An optical adaptor for mounting to a receptacle to optically couple connectorized optical cables comprises an assembly of an optical interface to provide an optical path between a first and a second one of the connectorized optical cables to optically couple the first and the second connectorized optical cable. The optical adaptor further comprises a mounting element formed as a hollow body to mount the assembly of the optical interface. The assembly of the optical interface is configured to be insertable in the hollow body of the mounting element. The mounting element is configured to mechanically couple the first connectorized optical cable to the mounting element so that the first connectorized optical cable is optically coupled to the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Joachim Rudolf Beier, Wolf Peter Kluwe, Jürgen Matthies, Gordon Mueller-Schlomka, Martin Schulte, Michael Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10088635
    Abstract: A connector assembly for a hybrid cable includes: a housing, comprising a base; at least one discrete connector mounted in the base or at least one connector that is at least partially integrated in the base, configured to receive at least one fiber from the hybrid cable; and at least one electrical interface, configured to receive at least one wire from the hybrid cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RADIUS UNIVERSAL, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Lee Sipes, Jr., John David Read
  • Patent number: 9927591
    Abstract: A packaging arrangement for telecommunications cabling is disclosed herein. The packaging arrangement includes a modular spool assembly defined by a first flange, an opposing second flange, and a spool hub separating the first flange from the second flange, wherein a telecommunications cable may be wound between the first and second flanges. Each flange defines a first cable contact side, a second cable-end storage side, and an opening allowing the telecommunications cable to pass from the first side to the second side, the second side defining a storage compartment for storing an end of the telecommunications cable passing through the opening in the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Michael James Ott
  • Patent number: 9927587
    Abstract: There is provided an optical transmitter including an optical connector port and a light emitter. The optical connector port is configured to connect to a connector of an optical cable in a first orientation or a second orientation. The light emitter is configured to transmit the optical signal toward a first region of the connector that reflects the optical signal into an optical transmission line of an optical cable when the connector is connected in the first orientation, and transmit the optical signal toward a second region of the connector that reflects the optical signal into the optical transmission line of the optical cable when the connector is connected in the second orientation different from the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanari Yamamoto, Kazuaki Toba, Kazumoto Kondo, Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Satoshi Miyazaki, Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9869828
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that remotely manipulates a detachable device such a connector for a fiber optic connector. This apparatus comprising: a connector having two parts and a latch which are configured to engage and latch together in an engaged position when pressed in a direction of engagement. Two seats are configured to receive at least a portion of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Altshuler
  • Patent number: 9831610
    Abstract: A connector can include a housing and a conductive shield and a pair of latching members. The latching members have free ends with engagement teeth formed on them which are separated by an intervening notch. The sidewalls of this notch can be flat and can define a hard stop surface for engagement with an opposing board connector. The free ends further include ramped surfaces leading to the engagement notch to form cam surfaces that depress the latching members when the cable connector is mated to a board connector. The latching members may include locating tabs that are captured in vertical movement by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Steven George Sutter, Darian Schulz, Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 9823428
    Abstract: LC optical connectors and a duplex clip for forming duplex connector assemblies are provided herein. The LC optical connector includes a rigid latch member for positive locking with another component, such as an adaptor. The duplex clip is configured to hold two LC optical connectors to form a duplex connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FLUKE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seymour Goldstein, Ian Michael Davidson
  • Patent number: 9799973
    Abstract: Printed circuit board pad layouts and mechanical retainers are disclosed herein. For example, a printed circuit board is disclosed having a row of electrically conductive pads, the row of pads including pairs of signal pads with exactly one reference pad interposed between each pair of the signal pads. As another example, a mechanical retainer is disclosed that may assist in interconnecting two printed circuit boards and that has a longitudinal body with a threaded end, a head at an end opposite the threaded end, and a shank connecting the head to the threaded end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ROSS VIDEO LIMITED
    Inventors: Donald Mark Sizemore, Curtis Rylee Keim, Nicholas Daniel Parry, Mark Justin Sonderegger, Thomas Curtis Brown
  • Patent number: 9791650
    Abstract: There is provided a cable including at least one optical fiber cable, at least two electrical cables provided so as to sandwich the optical fiber cable, and plugs positioned at both ends and each having an electrical contact part connected to each of the electrical cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Gen Ichimura, Hideyuki Suzuki, Kazuaki Toba, Masanari Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9759879
    Abstract: An electrode portion of a module board to be disposed in a transceiver module is formed from a group of contact pads which are arrayed substantially in parallel to a long side of the module board, and the group of contact pads include a line of ground line pads formed at predetermined intervals from one end to the other end, and two lines of signal line pads formed in spaces between the ground line pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Takai, Toshiyasu Ito
  • Patent number: 9742104
    Abstract: Underwater connecting apparatuses include a flexible diaphragm that at least in part defines a wall of a chamber configured to contain a fill material, the wall having a perimeter with a non-circular profile when the chamber is viewed in cross-section. The non-circular profile of the perimeter is configured to allow a volume of the chamber to change without substantially changing a length of the perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christopher Plant, Mark Simmonds, Stephen Ward
  • Patent number: 9709751
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical connector fastened to an adapter which is reinforced by securing a buffering space to make the optical connector moveable so as not to generate a light loss even when receiving an external force so that the optical connector is not easily detached from the adapter compared to a conventional one. The optical fiber connector includes: a boot with a connection hole for supporting the optical fiber; and a ferrule part connected to the connection hole of the boot for resiliently supporting a ferrule connected to the optical fiber, the ferrule part being separated from the boot when receiving an external force, wherein the ferrule part is provided with a protuberance for fastening to the connection hole of the boot, and the protuberance is formed smaller than the length of the inner peripheral surface of the connection hole so as to be moved in the connection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ILSIN OTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chan Soul Park
  • Patent number: 9701315
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining, based on first information received from a first mobile device within a vehicle, that the first mobile device is associated with a first person. The method includes determining first in-vehicle display preference information and a first vehicle occupant position of a plurality of vehicle occupant positions for the first person. The method also includes selecting, based on the first vehicle occupant position, a first projector of a plurality of projectors within the vehicle. The method further includes providing data representing display information to the first projector to enable the first projector to project the display information onto a display associated with a first window of the vehicle. The display information is determined based on the first in-vehicle display preference information for the first person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark S. Wuthnow, Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 9696497
    Abstract: A system for connecting a fiber optic cable to a laminate has a clip which attaches to a cover on the circuit board. The clip supports ferrules which are connected to a photonic device on the board. The clip has a backplane which supports retainers which hold the ferrules. The clip also has mating attachments for connecting to the cover. The cover additionally serves as a heat dissipator, which can include heat from the photonic device. An adapter is connected to the cover and receives the ferrules supported by the clip. The adapter connects to a standard connector, such as an LC connector. The adapter can be positioned at the edge of the laminate, or can be attached at an angle extending from an interior region of a circuit board to which the laminate is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, Edward Lindsey Kimbrell, Theodore William Lichoulas