Direct Grounding Of Coupling Part Member Passing Into Aperture Patents (Class 439/101)
  • Patent number: 10896698
    Abstract: A main board and a computer apparatus having the main board are provided. The main board includes a printed circuit board (PCB), a first connector, and a second connector. The PCB is configured for being electrically connected to a processor. The first connector is electrically connected to the PCB in a dual in-line package (DIP) manner, and is configured for a memory to be mounted to the first connector. The second connector is electrically connected to the PCB in a surface mount technology (SMT) manner, and is configured for the memory to be mounted to the second connector. Accordingly, transmission performance of memory signals may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Chung Chang, Wen-Jui Hsu
  • Patent number: 10877069
    Abstract: This inspection jig is provided with: a plurality of probes (Pr) for bringing leading end portions (Pra) thereof into contact with a plurality of inspection points on a substrate (100); a support member (300) that supports the probes (Pr) in a state wherein the leading end portions (Pra) are disposed to be in contact with the inspection points on the substrate (100) respectively; device-side connecting terminals (36) electrically connected to an inspection device main body (2); a plurality of standard disposition electrodes (332), which are conducted to the device-side connecting terminals (36), and are disposed in previously set standard disposition; and a conversion block (31), which has a first surface (311) and a second surface (312) on sides opposite to each other, and in which first electrodes (E1) are formed on the first surface (311), and in which second electrodes (E2) are formed on the second surface (312).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Nidec-Read Corporation
    Inventor: Norihiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10763615
    Abstract: Plug side connectors are prevented from moving relative to each other in the connecting/disconnecting direction, and one of the plug side connectors can be individually disconnected from the device side connector. The connector structure includes a longitudinal movement restricting protrusion on one of laterally facing side surfaces of the moveable member, which is resiliently deformably provided on the plug side housing, and a pair of stopper portions provided on another of the laterally facing side surfaces of the piece (48), and configured to restrict a movement of the longitudinal movement restricting protrusion of the laterally adjoining second housing (32) in the longitudinal direction by aligning with the longitudinal movement restricting protrusion (54) with respect to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON TANSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo Kawahara, Taichi Shimotomai
  • Patent number: 10716231
    Abstract: An interposer and method of providing spatial and arrangement transformation are described. An electronic system has an electronic package, a motherboard and an interposer between the package and the motherboard. The interposer has signal and ground contacts on opposing surfaces that are respectively connected. The contacts opposing the package has a higher signal to ground contact ratio than the contacts opposing the motherboard, as well as different arrangements. Ground shielding vias in the interposer, which are connected to a ground plane, electrically isolate the signals through the interposer. The package may be mounted on a shielded socket such that signal and ground pins are mounted respectively in signal and ground socket mountings, ground shielding vias are between the signal socket mountings, and the ground socket mountings contain plated socket housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Srikant Nekkanty, Zhichao Zhang, Kemal Aygun
  • Patent number: 10700454
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a twin-axial cable having a first conductor and a second conductor within a core of the cable. The cable connector includes first and second signal contacts including cable terminals terminated to the conductors and substrate terminals generally perpendicular to the cable terminals and terminated to a substrate. The cable connector includes a contact holder having a body encasing portions of the first and second signal contacts. The contact holder has a front and a rear, and a top and a bottom. The cable terminals are arranged proximate to the rear for termination to the cable. The cable extends from the rear of the contact holder. The substrate terminals are exposed at the bottom for termination to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner, Arash Behziz, Brian Patrick Costello
  • Patent number: 10690441
    Abstract: An end cap for a weapon can include a sub-frame, a body, and a rail. The end cap is a modular buttstock interface cap (MBIC) with a NATO STANAG 4694 or MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rail interface that provides interchangeability between braces, stocks, and other accessories for weapon systems, including weapons with recoil buffer systems within the weapon's receiver. The MBIC can be a three-dimensional-printed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CENTRE FIREARMS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Richard Ryder Washburn, III, Michael Berkeypile
  • Patent number: 10693260
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting frame (5) which comprises at least one PE contact (1) and can be inserted into the housing from a plug-in end and/or from a terminal end. The at least one PE contact (1) is arranged on the mounting frame (5). Previously known PE contacts can be contacted only from one end, whereas the disclosed PE contact (1) can be contacted from the terminal end and/or the plug-in end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Beischer, Florian Schenk
  • Patent number: 10581203
    Abstract: An electrical connector module with openings in an insulative support selectively positioned to limit dielectric loss in a signal. The connector may include a first and second conductor including first and second sides between first and second edges. An insulative support holds the first conductor adjacent the second conductor and may have at least five pedestal portions, wherein the first pedestal portion contacts the first side of the first conductor, the second pedestal portion contacts the second side of the first conductor, the third pedestal portion contacts the first side of the second conductor, the fourth pedestal portion contacts the second side of the second conductor, and at least a portion of the fifth pedestal portion is disposed between two edges of the first and second conductors. The pedestal portions may have widths less than the widths of the first and second sides of the first and second conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Vysakh Sivarajan, Mark W. Gailus, David Levine, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Patent number: 10490946
    Abstract: In a typical connector, one or more ground terminals need to be, in addition to signal terminals, arranged between signal terminals formed in pairs or between one signal terminal pair and the other signal terminal pair. This leads to a problem that the number of components forming the connector is increased and an internal structure of the connector is complicated. A connector is provided, which is a substrate-side connector including two terminal groups arranged along a connector fitting direction to face each other, an insulator holding the terminal groups, and an outer conductor shell housing the insulator. In the substrate-side connector, a shell mounting portion for mounting the outer conductor shell on a substrate is, passing through between the two terminal groups, mounted between a mounting portion for a group of terminals of multiple terminals included in one terminal group and a mounting portion for a group of the terminals of multiple terminals included in the other terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Sakaizawa, Kenichi Naganuma
  • Patent number: 10468828
    Abstract: The electric connector conforms to the HDMI and DP specifications and includes at least an insulating member, a first conductor set, and a second conductor set. Each conductor includes a contact terminal, an intermediate conductor, and a welding terminal. A first grounding conductor in the second conductor set has forked intermediate conductors and welding terminals disposed respectively to two sides of a first high-frequency conductor pair in the first conductor set, thereby achieving the isolation and shielding of noise. Similarly, second to fourth high-frequency conductor pairs are respectively isolated and shielded by pairs of second to fourth intermediate conductors and welding terminals forked from the second to fourth grounding conductors. Through these grounding conductors, the electric connector is able to reduce electromagnetic or radio-frequency interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: V-GENERAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Po-Wen Yeh
  • Patent number: 10468800
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly as well as a board connector and a cable connector thereof are provided, in which power terminals and signal terminal are designed with different terminal structures in response to different functions, in order to ensure delivery of power and signal between the board connector and the cable connector, as well as reduce volumes occupied by the power terminals and the signal terminal in the board connector and the cable connector respectively, for achieving the purpose of reducing feature dimensions of the electrical connector assembly as well as the board connector and the cable connector thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TARNG YU ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mu-Jung Huang, Ying-Chung Chen, Chai-Fa Chang
  • Patent number: 10454214
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting assembly can include a fixed connector receptacle attached to a wiring board and configured for connection to a moveable connector plug and lock cover. The moveable connector plug has electrical wires extending from a rear end and can be inserted into the fixed connector receptacle. The lock cover can mate with both the fixed connector and the moveable connector plug to keep both structures in place after connection. The lock cover is configured to be rotatable around a front positioning portion of the lock cover when engaged in a positioning opening of the fixed connector receptacle. A rear positioning tab of the lock cover engages with a rear engagement aperture located on the moveable connector plug when in the fully assembled position to lock the moveable connector plug within the fixed connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Sato
  • Patent number: 10439331
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a shield connector capable of avoiding enlargement. A shield terminal (40) includes inner conductors (41), a dielectric (42) surrounding the inner conductors (41) and an outer conductor (43) surrounding the dielectric (42). A housing (10) includes a cavity (14) for accommodating the shield terminal (40), a ground plate mounting portion (18) into which a ground plate (100) is to be mounted, and a separation wall (21) separating the ground plate mounting portion (18) and the cavity (14). A ground terminal (70) is arranged across the separation wall (21). The ground terminal (70) includes an outer conductor contact piece (71) configured to enter the cavity (14), a ground plate contact piece (72) configured to enter the ground plate mounting portion (18) and a coupling piece (73) coupling the ground plate contact piece (72) and the outer conductor contact piece (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10418753
    Abstract: A connector is provided having a plurality of leads generally arranged in columns extending substantially parallel each other in a column direction and being adjacent each other in a row direction. At least one first column includes at least one first pair of signal leads substantially parallel each other in a first pair direction to form a first differential pair. In at least a portion of the connector the first pair direction extends at an acute angle to the column direction. Further, an assembly, and a circuit board are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol FCI Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jan De Geest, Stefaan Sercu
  • Patent number: 10418763
    Abstract: Connector inserts having retention features with good reliability and holding force. These connector inserts may include ground contacts that provide an insertion portion having a reduced length. These connector inserts may be reliable, have an attractive appearance, and be readily manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George Tziviskos, Paul J. Hack, Samuel W. Yuen, Nathan N. Ng, Zheng Gao, Mahmoud R. Amini, Min Chul Kim, Colin J. Abraham
  • Patent number: 10337319
    Abstract: A bottomhole assembly may include a downhole motor and bearing assembly. The downhole motor may include a rotor and stator. The bearing assembly may include a bearing mandrel. The bearing mandrel may be coupled to the rotor by a transmission shaft. The bottomhole assembly may include one or more sensors positioned in the bearing mandrel, transmission shaft, or rotor. The bottomhole assembly may include a conductor that passes through one or more of the bearing mandrel, transmission shaft, and the rotor from the sensor to a communications package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SANVEAN TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Jones, Junichi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10320125
    Abstract: An electrical connector used for mating a mating connector includes an insulation body having a base portion and a tongue extending from the base portion, terminals fixedly disposed in the base portion and grouped into an upper row and a lower row, and a middle shielding sheet embedded in the tongue and located between the upper and lower rows. The tongue has upper and lower surfaces arranged opposite to each other, and a front surface connected to the upper and lower surfaces. The upper and lower rows of terminals are exposed on the upper and lower, respectively. The middle shielding sheet has a front end surface extending out of the front surface, a slot formed on the front end surface, and a first projection portion extending into the slot, overlapping a central line of the middle shielding sheet along a longitudinal direction, and located behind the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wu Feng, Ya Jun Zeng, Nan Fang He, Jun Fan, Jin Ke Hu, Guo Sheng Zhou, Chin Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10312637
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing; a single row of contacts secured to the insulative housing and each having a soldering tail; and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing and having an annular part and a pair of soldering portions; wherein the shielding shell annular part is seamless; and the soldering tails of the single row of contacts are arranged alternately in two rows within an outer profile of the shielding shell annular part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shun-Jung Chuang
  • Patent number: 10302410
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods associated with a pressure-balanced seismic sensor package are disclosed. One example of an apparatus can include a plurality of optical components, a sensor box enclosing the plurality of optical components, and a lid for the sensor box. The plurality of optical components, the sensor box, and the lid form a pressure-balanced seismic sensor package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Geospace Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Alexis Peregrin Fernihough, Brian Anthony Hare
  • Patent number: 10297954
    Abstract: A reversible dual-position electric connector comprises: an insulated seat provided with a base seat and one docking part, wherein the docking part is provided with two connection surfaces facing opposite directions; two terminal sets disposed on the insulated seat, wherein each of the terminal sets is provided with at least one row of terminals, and the contacts of the two terminal sets are exposed from the two connection surfaces of the docking part, respectively; and a metal housing, which covers the insulated seat and is provided with a four-sided primary housing; characterized in that a metal shell is further provided to rest against the metal housing, the metal shell is provided with a four-sided housing, the four-sided housing is fitted with and rests against the four-sided primary housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10232720
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle in which an electric power storage device is mounted and which is configured to execute external charging. The vehicle includes an inlet connected to a charging connector, a cable lock mechanism disposed near the inlet and switching between a lock state and an unlock state, and a control device selecting a first mode in which the electric power storage device is allowed to be charged at a first current value in a case where the cable lock mechanism is in the lock state with the charging connector and the inlet connected to each other and selecting a second mode in which the electric power storage device is allowed to be charged at a second current value in a case where the cable lock mechanism is in the unlock state with the charging connector and the inlet connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shigeki Kinomura
  • Patent number: 10218134
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing, first receptacle terminals, second receptacle terminals, a shielding plate, and a terminal organizer. The insulated housing is in the receptacle cavity of the metallic shell. The first receptacle terminals are assembled with the insulated housing. The second receptacle terminals are assembled with the terminal organizer. The insulated housing and the terminal organizer are assembled with each other. The shielding plate is between the first receptacle terminals and the second receptacle terminals. The terminal organizer extends the fixation portion attaching to the front portions of the second receptacle terminals, so that the front portions of the second receptacle terminals are securely held on the tongue portion. Therefore, when the terminal organizer is deformed due to heating, the front portions of the second receptacle terminals can be still fixed on the tongue portion without being deflected upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Long-Fei Chen, Hsu-Fen Wang
  • Patent number: 10186796
    Abstract: A connector unit (30) is configured to be connectable to a mating connector (10). The connector unit (30) includes a plurality of sub-connectors (40, 50, 60) and a frame (32). Each of the sub-connectors (40, 50, 60) includes a connector housing (42, 52, 62) and male terminals (46, 56, 66) held by the connector housing with male terminal portions (47, 57, 67) projecting out from the connector housing. The frame (32) includes a uniting frame portion (34) for holding the plurality of sub-connectors in a united state with the male terminal portions of the plurality of sub-connectors facing in the same direction and a surrounding frame portion (36) for surrounding the male terminal portions of the plurality of sub-connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeto Kato
  • Patent number: 10148029
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals retained in the housing. The housing includes a base and a mating tongue extending forwardly from the base. The mating tongue forms opposite mating surfaces extending forwardly and vertically converging toward each other. The terminal includes a front contacting section, a middle retaining section rearwardly extending from the front contacting section, and a rear soldering section extending rearwardly from the middle retaining section. The front contacting section has two contacting faces respectively exposed upon the opposite mating surfaces of the mating tongue. Each terminal is made via stamping sheet metal and extends in a plane with a through hole in the front contacting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao-Xian Tian, Jian-Kuang Zhu, Wen-Fang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10114182
    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 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Eric J. Zbinden, Thomas A. Hall, III
  • Patent number: 10109973
    Abstract: To realize an insulating busbar that has both low inductance and high withstand voltage, provided is an insulating busbar that connects to a module on which is mounted a semiconductor chip, including a plurality of circuit conductors; a plurality of connection terminals that respectively electrically connect the circuit conductors to the module; and an insulating resin portion that is formed integrally between each of the circuit conductors and at least a portion of a region around each connection terminal and does not have any gaps between the circuit semiconductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Hayase, Katsumi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10103492
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, a shielding shell wrapping the insulating body to form an insertion space, and a first terminal group and a second terminal group fixed in an upper row and a lower row in the insulating body. The first terminal group and the second terminal group have multiple first terminals and multiple second terminals. Each first terminal and each second terminal are provided respectively with a first contacting portion and a second contacting portion. The first contacting portions and the second contacting portions are exposed in the insertion space. A ground member is arranged between two adjacent first terminals or two adjacent second terminals. The ground member has a third contacting portion. The third contacting portion only urges against the shielding shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 9972948
    Abstract: A component for an electrical connector, said component bearing a field of electrically conducting signal elements (12) electrically insulated from each other and a field of electrically conducting shield elements (10), the shield elements being electrically interconnected with each other. For each of the signal elements (12), in any partial circumference extending over an angle (?) of more than 160 degrees from this signal element at least one of the shield element (10) is arranged that is closer to this signal element (12) than the any other signal element (12) of the field of signal elements (12). Each of these shield elements extends across an angle (?) of less than 160 degrees from the signal element (12). The number of shield elements (10) is the number of the signal elements (12) times 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ODU GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Cornelia Wagner, Markus Seidl, Stefan Franzl
  • Patent number: 9960533
    Abstract: The connector is provided with a locking mechanism capable of engaging and disengaging with each other a receptacle and a plug. The receptacle is provided with a first housing and a first contact. The plug is provided with a second housing and a second contact. The first housing has at a recess portion a lock arm provided at its end with a hook portion. The second housing has at a header portion an engaging protrusion. When the header portion is inserted into the recess portion, the engaging protrusion rides over the hook portion, and the complete fitting of the receptacle and the plug can be felt. When the header portion is pulled out from the recess portion, the hook portion is displaced, and the plug can be readily pulled out from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hironori Kudo
  • Patent number: 9948042
    Abstract: Connector inserts having retention features with good reliability and holding force. These connector inserts may include ground contacts that provide an insertion portion having a reduced length. These connector inserts may be reliable, have an attractive appearance, and be readily manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan N. Ng, Zheng Gao, Mahmoud R. Amini, Min Chul Kim, Colin J. Abraham
  • Patent number: 9917391
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and two rows of terminals reversely-symmetrically arranged in the insulative housing, each terminal having a contacting portion, a securing portion, and a tail portion, each row of terminals comprising a first and a second grounding terminals and a first and a second power terminals, each row of terminals lacking two terminals to thereby form a first vacant space between the first grounding terminal and the first power terminal and lacking another two terminals to thereby form a second vacant space between the second grounding terminal and the second power terminal. For each row of terminals, the width of the securing portion of each of the first grounding terminal, the second grounding terminal, and the first power terminal is greater than that of each of the remaining terminals. Each row of terminals include a third power terminal disposed in the second vacant space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9865950
    Abstract: A plug connector assembly having a first plug connector and a second plug connector, wherein the plug connectors each have at least two contact elements, wherein the contact elements of the first plug connector make contact with the contact elements of the second plug connector at contact points in the plug-connected state of the plug connector assembly, such that the contact elements of the two plug connectors are designed in the form of contact lugs which project into a free space and can be elastically deflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Dandl, Thomas Höfling, Christian Biermann, Thomas Schmid
  • Patent number: 9825391
    Abstract: A broadside coupled connector assembly has two sets of conductors, each separate planes. By providing the same path lengths, there is no skew between the conductors of the differential pair and the impedance of those conductors is identical. The conductor sets are formed by embedding the first set of conductors in an insulated housing having a top surface with channels. The second set of conductors is placed within the channels so that no air gaps form between the two sets of conductors. A second insulated housing is filled over the second set of conductors and into the channels to form a completed wafer. The ends of the conductors are received in a blade housing. Differential and ground pairs of blades have one end that extends through the bottom of the housing having a small footprint. An opposite end of the pairs of blades diverge to connect with the wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, Huilin Ren, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Trent K. Do, Mark W. Gailus
  • Patent number: 9806448
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing, first terminals, second terminals and a shielding shell. The insulating housing has a base portion and a mating portion, and the base portion has a mounting surface. The first terminals have a pair of differential signal terminals, a power terminal, and a grounding terminal, and the second terminals having the same type of terminals. The power terminal and the grounding terminal are disposed at two opposite sides of the pair of differential signal terminals, respectively. The first terminals and the second terminals have connecting legs extending out of the mounting face. The connecting legs of the power terminals and the grounding terminals are disposed at the middle area of the mounting surface, and the connecting legs of the differential signal terminals are respectively disposed at two opposite sides of the connecting legs of the power terminals and the grounding terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kai-Gang Yu, Chun-Ming Yu, Guo-Hua Zhang, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 9793662
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes an insulated housing and a rear terminal organizer. The rear terminal organizer is assembled to the rear of the insulated housing. The rear terminal organizer includes a base and a gluing passage. The front of the base corresponds to the rear of the insulated housing. The width of the base is greater than the width of the insulated housing. The periphery of the base is protruded from the periphery of the insulated housing. The gluing passage is formed at a peripheral area of the base, and the gluing passage is defined through the base from the front to the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Fen Kao, Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Yang-Yang Zhou
  • Patent number: 9711908
    Abstract: An electrical connector, defining an insertion port, a mating direction, a transverse direction perpendicular to the mating direction, and a vertical direction perpendicular to the mating direction and the transverse direction, includes an insulative housing, a number of terminals retained in the insulative housing, and a metal shell attached to the insulative housing. Each terminal has a soldering portion. The terminals have a number of grounding contacts, power contacts, and signal contacts. A maximum width of the power contact and the grounding contact is larger than that of the signal contact along the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Yao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9705216
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to providing electrical connectivity to electric-powered components mounted in parallel on a wiring board. An electrical apparatus is provided in which electricity is conducted from an electrically conductive member onto first and second electrically conductive pathways, of a wiring board through the use of first and second resiliently-deformable electrically conductive connectors. First and second electric-powered components are mounted to the respective first and second electrically conductive pathways. The first and second resiliently-deformable electrically conductive connectors are compressed between the electrically conductive member and the wiring board such that the first connector provides an electrical connection between the conductive member and the first electrically conductive pathway, and the second connector provides an electrical connection between the conductive member and the second electrically conductive pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Denis Vaughan Weale, Julian Peter Mayes
  • Patent number: 9692183
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a housing having a slot configured to receive a mating connector therein. Signal contacts are held by the housing. The signal contacts include signal mating segments and signal mounting segments. The signal mating segments include signal mating interfaces that are exposed within the slot for engagement with the mating connector. Ground contacts are held by the housing. The ground contacts include ground mating segments and ground mounting segments. The ground mating segments include ground mating interfaces that are exposed within the slot for engagement with the mating connector. A ground bus electrically commons the ground contacts with each other. The ground contacts and the ground bus are integrally fabricated as a single, unitary, continuous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Matthew Ryan Schmitt, Bruce Allen Champion, Brandon Michael Matthews, Steve Douglas Sattazahn
  • Patent number: 9680260
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly including: an electrical connector including an insulative housing, a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing and arranged in two rows apart from each other along a vertical direction, and a latch retained in the insulative housing, wherein the contacts arranged in an upper row include a pair of high-frequency signal contacts and the contacts arranged in a lower row include a pair of high-frequency signal contacts, the two pairs of high-frequency signal contacts disposed relative to each other along the vertical direction; and a cable including a number of wires electrically connected with the contacts of the electrical connector; wherein the electrical connector further includes a grounding plate, the grounding plate including a shielding sheet extending between the two pairs of high-frequency signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao Fan, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9634432
    Abstract: A high frequency connector with enhanced grounding for reduced crosstalk includes an insulative main body, a plurality of first terminals and second terminals, a back cover and a grounding member. The first terminals and the second terminals are disposed in the insulative main body, the back cover is provided at the second end of the insulative main body. The back cover is formed with an opening and capable of preventing the first terminals from being detached from the insulative main body. The grounding member has a body portion and contact sprint portion, the body portion is disposed inside the insulative main body and located between the first terminals and second terminals. The contact spring portion extends outward from the insulative main body and contacts the metal case of a mating plug connector for reducing crosstalk and restraining electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CORP.
    Inventors: Hou-An Su, Chi-Jung Chan, Hung-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 9620909
    Abstract: An interference-proof electrical plug connector has an insulative housing, two terminal sets, a shielding-grounding plate and a shell. The terminal sets are mounted in the insulative housing and each terminal sets has multiple conductive terminals. Each terminal set has multiple conductive terminals and at least one pair of super-speed signal terminals. Each super-speed signal terminal has a mounting section including a widening tab laterally protruding from the mounting section toward an adjacent super-speed signal terminal to reduce the distance between the super-speed signal terminals of the pair. The shielding-grounding plate is mounted in a rear end of the insulative housing. The widening tabs of each pair of the super-speed signal terminals effectively diminish impedance of the super-speed signal terminal such that input loss and return loss of the super-speed signal terminals are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Fen Kao, Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Long-Fei Chen, Yang-Yang Zhou, Mao-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9601883
    Abstract: A USB Type-C connector includes a transmission conductor group arranged according to functions and positions associated with electric characteristics. The transmission conductor group includes a first signal transmission conductor group, a second signal transmission conductor group, and a power transmission conductor group. Considering the way of arrangement, the second signal transmission conductor group is located at one side of the first signal transmission conductor group and the power transmission conductor group is similarly located at one side of the first signal transmission conductor group. As such, with such an arrangement, advantages of improved interference resistance, bettered performance of high frequency, and large electric current can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KUANG YING COMPUTER EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsuan-Ho Chung, Yu-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 9583895
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plurality of leadframe assembly, each having a leadframe housing and a plurality of contacts carried by the leadframe housing. The electrical connector includes at least one unassigned electrical contact that includes a resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Dana J. Bergey, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: 9564696
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for interconnecting circuit boards. One such connector includes an integral flange for mounting a guidance pin in any of multiple orientations. A corresponding keying block may have a polarization component that can be mounted in a corresponding number of positions. The connector can accept conductive elements with different shapes for signals and grounds, but the housing may be adapted to receive either type of contact in any contact location. Protection of contact elements from excessive yield is provided within the insulative housing of the backplane connector. On the daughter card connector, height difference between ground and signal contacts in wafer assemblies protects components from electrostatic discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph M. Gulla
  • Patent number: 9564723
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a conductive wire and a plug. The plug may be electrically and mechanically coupled to the conductive wire. The plug may include a non-conductive overmold, an electrically conductive barrel, and a lip. The non-conductive overmold may surround the conductive wire. The electrically conductive barrel may extend from the overmold, and may have a width that is smaller than a width of the overmold. The lip may extend from the barrel in a direction substantially perpendicular to a direction in which the barrel extends from the overmold. A distance from an outer portion of the lip to an opposite outer portion of the lip may be at least twice a length that the barrel extends from the overmold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Leiba
  • Patent number: 9559448
    Abstract: A board edge connector to which a board is inserted along an oblique direction relative to its fixed posture includes a main body, a plurality of contacts arranged in juxtaposition on the main body along a direction perpendicular to an insertion direction of the board, and a cover member covering the main body. The main body includes a base portion on which the multiple contacts are juxtaposed and a pair of arm portions extending from the base portion along opposed lateral edges of the board which assumes a fixed posture. The cover member includes an attaching portion covering the base portion and a pair of arm members covering lateral faces of the pair of arm portions, the pair of arm members being formed integral with the attaching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Sasada, Takayuki Nagata
  • Patent number: 9548568
    Abstract: There are provided a first insulator substrate; a first contact comprising a plurality of contact pins arranged in an array on a top surface of the first insulator substrate; a second insulator substrate; a second contact comprising a plurality of contact pins arranged in an array on an undersurface of the second insulator substrate; a metal plate sandwiched between an undersurface of the first insulator substrate and a top surface of the second insulator substrate; and a metal shell accommodating the first and second insulator substrates, the first and second contacts and the metal plate; wherein the metal plate comprises a pair of protruding parts formed on both ends in an array direction of the contact pins, being oriented toward the outside; and the metal shell comprises a pair of windows to be engaged with the pair of protruding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiharu Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9545002
    Abstract: A multilayer circuit board includes a first substrate and a second substrate in stack. The first substrate has a first pad, and a first circuit, wherein the first circuit is embedded in the first substrate, and the first pad is electrically connected to the first circuit. The second substrate has a first through hole, a second pad, and a second circuit, wherein the first through hole is opened at both sides of the second substrate, and the first pad of the first substrate is in the first through hole; the second circuit is embedded in the second substrate, and the second pad is electrically connected to the second circuit. The pads on each substrate are exposed by the through hole(s) of the above substrate(s) to shorten the null sections of the interconnectors and reduce the interference from the null sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MPI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Ku, Jun-Liang Lai, Chih-Hao Ho
  • Patent number: 9537271
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an earphone socket, an earphone plug, an earphone and an electronic device. For example, the earphone socket may include a socket body in which an earphone jack is formed. The earphone socket may include multiple ground terminals, which may be arranged in the earphone jack. The ground terminals may contact a ground section disposed on an earphone plug when the earphone plug is inserted into the earphone jack. The technical solutions of the present disclosure reduce earphone crosstalk and improve tone quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Li, Wei Sun, Jie Fan
  • Patent number: 9515429
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector. Each electrical connector can include a plurality of electrical ground shields that at least partially surround respective differential signal pairs. The electrical connectors can be constructed so as to reduce cross-talk between adjacent signal pairs. For example, the first electrical connector can include a connector housing defining an end that is configured to be mounted to a substrate. The ground shields can define a body that extends through the connector housing, such that the ground shields extend through the end so as to be disposed between the end and the substrate when the connector is mounted to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jan De Geest, Stefaan Hendrik Jozef Sercu, Johannes Maria Blasius van Woensel