Grounding Of Coupling Part Patents (Class 439/108)
  • Patent number: 11955742
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, first and second sets of terminals and a spacer. The housing has a first sidewall, a second sidewall spaced apart from the first sidewall and a cavity between the first and second sidewalls. The first set of terminals is disposed in the cavity adjacent to the first sidewall. The second set of terminals is disposed in the cavity adjacent to the second sidewall. The spacer is disposed in the cavity between the first and second sets of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: Amphenol FCI Asia Pte. Ltd., Amphenol FCI Connectors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Naotaka Sasame, Motomu Kajiura, Masahiko Motoyama
  • Patent number: 11949190
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulating body; and a first row of terminals and a second row of terminals housed in the insulating body, each terminal in the first row of terminals having a tail portion, a contact portion, and a body portion, the first row of terminals including a signal terminal pair having a pair of signal terminals and a ground terminal arranged on one side of the signal terminal pair, wherein a first center distance between the contact portions of the signal terminal pair is different from a second center distance between the contact portion of the ground terminal and the contact portion of an adjacent signal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chih-Ping Chung, Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Kuei-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 11916341
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes wafer assemblies coupled to a housing. Each wafer assembly includes a leadframe, a wafer body holding the leadframe, and a ground frame coupled to the wafer body to provide electrical shielding for the leadframe. Each leadframe has signal contacts with mating ends extending from the wafer body for mating with mating signal contacts of a mating electrical connector. The mating ends are twisted 45° to define twisted mating interfaces. Each ground frame has ground shields extending from a ground plate along the mating ends of the signal contacts. The ground shields are twisted 45° relative to the ground plate to define twisted shield zones along the mating ends of the signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Minnick, Justin Dennis Pickel, Chad William Morgan, David Allison Trout, Jeffrey Byron McClinton
  • Patent number: 11824312
    Abstract: Electromagnetic shielding about both of electric connectors, which are in a mutually mated state, can be sufficiently carried out by a simple configuration. Shield wall portions composed of electrically-conductive members opposed to contact connecting portions (board connecting portions) of a plurality of contact members arranged in multipolar shapes are provided; electromagnetic shielding functions with respect to the contact connecting portions in the respective electric connectors are obtained well by the respective shield wall portions; and, when both of the electric connectors are mated with each other, the shield wall portions are configured to be in an inner/outer double disposition relation in which they are opposed to each other and efficiently block the gaps between the shield wall portions and wiring boards so that sufficient EMI measures can be expected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: I-PEX Inc.
    Inventor: Kosuke Ozeki
  • Patent number: 11817654
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a contact module received within an insulative housing. The contact module includes an upper contact unit and a lower contacts unit stacked with each other. Each of the upper contact unit and the lower contact unit includes a front/outer contact part and a rear/inner contact part each including plural contacts integrally formed with plural insulative transverse bars via insert-molding. The contacts include plural differential pair signal contacts and plural grounding contacts alternately arranged with each other along a transverse direction. Plural grounding bars are attached to corresponding transverse bars, respectively, wherein each grounding bar include plural tabs mechanically and electrically connecting to the corresponding grounding contacts. Each grounding bar is equipped with a plastic attachment tie bar to cooperate with a corresponding transverse bar to sandwich the grounding bar therebetween for securement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Patrick R. Casher, An-Jen Yang, Chih-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11817653
    Abstract: A contact module includes a frame assembly having a leadframe and a dielectric frame partially encasing the leadframe. The leadframe includes ground conductors each having a transition portion extending between a mating end configured to be mated to a mating connector and a terminating end configured to be terminated to one of a circuit board or a cable conductor. The dielectric frame includes dielectric material encasing at least a portion of each transition portion. Each mating end extends from the dielectric frame for connection with the mating connector. Each terminating end extends from the dielectric frame for connection with the circuit board or the cable conductor. The contact module includes resistive elements within the dielectric frame. Each resistive element is coupled in series with the transition portion of the corresponding ground conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, Justin Dennis Pickel
  • Patent number: 11791589
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a first connector including a first housing portion having top and bottom surfaces and a second connector including a second housing portion having top and bottom surfaces. The second housing portion has a form factor substantially corresponding to a form factor of the first housing portion. A circuit board having top and bottom surfaces is permanently coupled to the first housing portion and to the second housing portion such that a first portion of the bottom surface of the circuit board contacts at least a portion of the top surface of the first housing portion and a second portion of the bottom surface of the circuit board contacts at least a portion of the top surface of the second housing portion. A contact assembly is coupled to the first housing portion and electrically and directly engages a portion of the bottom surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Sphero, Inc.
    Inventors: Aya Bdeir, Geoffrey Lipman, Jordi Borras, Antonio Hernandez, Paul Rothman
  • Patent number: 11749952
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a number of mating modules assembled to the housing. The mating module includes conductive terminals, metal shield surrounding members and cables. The conductive terminal includes a tail portion and a mating portion. The conductive terminal extends along a mating direction. The metal shield surrounding member includes a sleeve portion surrounding a periphery of the mating portion. The cable includes a core electrically connected to the tail portion. Compared with the prior art, the electrical connector disclosed in the present disclosure is a cable electrical connector. Besides, the conductive terminal extends along the mating direction, thereby simplifying the structural design of the conductive terminal. The present disclosure also discloses an electrical connector assembly having the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Kaide Wang, Jinchuang Lan
  • Patent number: 11735842
    Abstract: An electrical component comprises a main body, a fulcrum portion and at least two terminals including a first terminal and a second terminal. Each of the terminals has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of one of the first terminal and the second terminal is brought into contact with a circuit board when the main body is tilted relative to the circuit board with the fulcrum portion, which acts as a fulcrum, under an insertion state where the terminals are inserted into through-holes, respectively, while none of the terminals are soldered thereto. When the main body is tilted relative to the circuit board with the fulcrum portion, which acts as the fulcrum, under the insertion state, the second portion of one of the first terminal and the second terminal is brought into contact with the circuit board to regulate an excessive tilt of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 11721921
    Abstract: A connector includes: half body parts each including a connector body, and a plurality of terminals attached to the body; end parts formed on both ends of the body formed by allowing the bodies to abut each other; and reinforcing brackets attached to the respective end parts. Each of the bodies is a member integrated with the terminals by primary insert molding, and includes a protrusion extending in the longitudinal direction and holding the terminals, and an embedded part connected to both ends in the longitudinal direction of the protrusion. The end part includes a covering part covering at least the embedded part of each of the bodies, and the covering part is a member integrated with the embedded part and the bracket by secondary insert molding. The connector allows for the spacing between protrusions to be narrowed, simplifying manufacturing, reducing size, and improving reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Daishi Gondo
  • Patent number: 11713837
    Abstract: A tube assembly (12) including an inner tube (13) having an outer thread (15), an outer tube (14) having an inner thread (16) engaging the outer thread (15), at least for securing an angular position between the inner tube (13) and the outer tube (14) is provided. Such a tube assembly should facilitate mounting and maintenance of a reverse osmosis system. To this end, the inner tube (13) includes at least an groove (17) on its outer surface and the outer tube (14) includes an recess (18) on its inner surface, wherein a blocking element is arranged in a space formed by the recess (18) and the groove (17) in overlapping relation with the groove (17) and the recess (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: Stig Kildegaard Andersen, Tommi Kolb
  • Patent number: 11715909
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing defining a front face, a rear face, and a card slot opening forward through the front face, a row of first terminals retained in the insulative housing from the front face, a row of second terminals retained in the insulative housing from the rear face, and a grounding and shielding plate. The row of second terminals includes signal terminals and grounding terminals, each second terminal including an upright portion, an elastic portion extending from the upright portion with a contacting portion exposed upon the card slot, and a leg portion. The grounding and shielding plate covers the rear face of the insulative housing and electrical connects to all the grounding terminals of the row of second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Bin Zhao, Wen-Jun Tang, Xi-Xiang Gu, Hung-Chi Yu, Ming-Kun Ye
  • Patent number: 11670882
    Abstract: A connector includes: half body parts each including a connector body, and a plurality of terminals attached to the body; end parts formed on both ends of the body formed by allowing the bodies to abut each other; and reinforcing brackets attached to the respective end parts. Each of the bodies is a member integrated with the terminals by primary insert molding, and includes a protrusion extending in the longitudinal direction and holding the terminals, and an embedded part connected to both ends in the longitudinal direction of the protrusion. The end part includes a covering part covering at least the embedded part of each of the bodies, and the covering part is a member integrated with the embedded part and the bracket by secondary insert molding. The connector allows for the spacing between protrusions to be narrowed, simplifying manufacturing, reducing size, and improving reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Daishi Gondo
  • Patent number: 11646534
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a housing, a terminal module and a cable connected to the terminal module. The terminal module includes multiple groups of conductive terminals. At least one group of conductive terminals include two signal terminals, a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal. The at least one group of conductive terminals include a connecting portion connecting the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal. The cable includes signal wires electrically connected to the signal terminals and a ground shielding layer wrapped around a periphery of the signal wires. The connecting portion is at least partially wrapped and fixed on the ground shielding layer. With this arrangement, it is easy to connect the ground terminals and the cable ground shielding layer in order to achieve a better shielding effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shangfeng Zhu, Rongzhe Guo, Tao Song
  • Patent number: 11621525
    Abstract: A terminal assembly and an electrical connector, the terminal assembly comprises a plurality of ground terminals, a plurality of signal terminals, and an insulating body. Each ground terminal comprises a ground terminal body, a ground pin, and a plurality of ground assembling pins. The plurality of signal and ground terminals are alternately arranged and disposed at intervals along a first direction. At least one signal terminal is disposed between two adjacent ground terminals. Each signal terminal comprises a signal terminal body, a signal pin, and a signal assembling pin. The insulating body is disposed on the plurality of ground terminal bodies and the plurality of signal terminal bodies. A plurality of first distances exist between the plurality of ground pins and the plurality of signal pins. A plurality of second and third distances exist between the plurality of ground assembling pins and the plurality of signal assembling pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yan-Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 11611164
    Abstract: A wide bandwidth signal connector plug, comprising a plurality of signal pins having a first anchor portion and a first mating portion, and a plurality of ground pins having a second anchor portion and a second mating portion. The plurality of ground pins is adjacent to the plurality of signal pins. The plurality of signal pins has a first thickness and the plurality of ground pins has a second thickness that is greater than the first thickness. The first anchor portion has a first width and the second anchor portion has a second width that is greater than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenguo Jiang, Omkar Karhade, Sri Chaitra Chavali, William Lambert, Zhichao Zhang, Mitul Modi
  • Patent number: 11600952
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a number of wafers and a spacer for assembling the wafers together. Each wafer includes an insulating frame and a number of conductive terminals fixed to the insulating frame. The insulating bracket includes a first protrusion and a second protrusion. The spacer includes a first body portion and a second body portion. The first body portion includes a first clamping slot for clamping the first protrusion. The second body portion includes a second clamping slot for clamping the second protrusion. The present disclosure increases the ability of the spacer to resist external forces and improves the structural stability of the backplane connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11600953
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a housing and a number of wafers assembled to the housing. Each wafer includes a number of conductive terminals, an insulating frame and a metal shield. The housing includes an insulating housing and a metal shell fixed to the insulating housing. The insulating housing includes a number of slots for positioning the wafers. The metal shell is provided with a mating surface and a number of terminal receiving grooves. The contact portions of the conductive terminals are exposed in the corresponding terminal receiving grooves. The present disclosure improves the structural strength of the backplane connector and reduces the risk of damage the mating surface due to the push or collision of a mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11594849
    Abstract: High-speed connectors that save space in an electronic device, are simple to connect, and are readily manufactured. One example can provide a high-speed connector having high-speed connections. The high-speed connections can be integrated with low-speed connections in a board-to-board structure to save space in an electronic device. An example can provide high-speed connections that are simple to connect. The board-to-board structure can include a board-to-board plug, where each high-speed connection includes a high-speed contact having a lateral portion. The lateral portion can include right-angle tabs to guide a central conductor of a coaxial cable. The central conductor of each coaxial cable can be soldered to a corresponding lateral portion. Ground contacts for the board-to-board plug can include crimping portions to connect to an outer shield of each coaxial cable. These high-speed connectors can be readily manufactured by utilizing stamped contacts and molded housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason S. Sloey, Ibuki Kamei, Timothy B. Ogilvie, Daniel C. Wagman, Eric S. Jol
  • Patent number: 11581684
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an elongate insulative housing defining a central slot extending along a longitudinal direction, and two rows of contacts disposed by two sides of the central slot. The housing forms a front receiving cavity to receive the corresponding mating tongue of the complementary connector, and a rear receiving cavity to receive the corresponding insulators wherein each insulator is integrally formed with each row of contacts via insert-molding for completing the whole contact module. Each grounding contact is equipped with the corresponding EMI absorber before being insert-molded within the insulator so as to have the corresponding EMI absorber also integrally formed with the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Rui-Qin Wang, Zhan-Sheng Meng, Meng Liu, Yen-Chih Chang, Yu-San Hsiao, Shih-Wei Hsiao, Jhih-Yao Jiang
  • Patent number: 11563290
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a number of conductive terminals, an insulating frame, a first metal shield and a second metal shield. Each conductive terminal includes a connection portion and a contact portion. The conductive terminals include differential signal terminals, a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal. The first metal shield has a first elastic arm and a second elastic arm. The second metal shield has a third elastic arm and a fourth elastic arm. The first elastic arm and the third elastic arm are in contact with two opposite side surfaces of the contact portion of the first ground terminal. The second elastic arm and the fourth elastic arm are in contact with two opposite side surfaces of the contact portion of the second ground terminal. This arrangement increases the grounding shielding area, reduces crosstalk, and improves the quality of signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11557860
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a wafer and a mounting block. The wafer includes a number of conductive terminals, an insulating frame, a first metal shield and a second metal shield. The conductive terminal includes a contact portion, a tail portion and a connection portion. The conductive terminals include differential signal terminals, a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal. The first metal shield includes a first protruding piece. The second metal shield includes a second protruding piece. The mounting block includes a slot for passing through the tail portions of the differential signal terminals. The first protruding piece and the second protruding piece are at least partially inserted into the slot. This arrangement can provide better shielding adjacent to the tail portions of the differential signal terminals, reduce crosstalk, and improve the quality of signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11545791
    Abstract: A terminal assembly and connector, the terminal assembly comprises a first terminal component, a second terminal component, at least one metal shielding plate, and a metal housing. The first terminal component comprises a plurality of first signal terminals embedded in the first insulating body. The second terminal component comprises a second insulating body and a plurality of second signal terminals embedded in the second insulating body. The second terminal component is disposed opposite to the first terminal component. The at least one metal shielding plate connects with the first terminal component and the second terminal component. The metal shielding plate is disposed between the two adjacent first signal terminals and the two adjacent second signal terminals. The metal housing covers the first terminal component, the second terminal component and at least one metal shielding plate. The at least one metal shielding plate connects with the metal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: KeChang Wei, Bin Huang, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11545787
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a number of conductive terminals, an insulating frame, a first metal shield and a second metal shield. The first metal shield and the second metal shield respectively include a first extension portion and a second extension portion. The conductive terminals include differential signal terminals, a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal. The first extension portion and the second extension portion in contact with the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal. As a result, a shielding space to enclose contact portions of the differential signal terminals is formed. This arrangement can provide better shielding for the differential signal terminals, reduce crosstalk, and improve the quality of signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11527844
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, a first terminal group having a signal terminal pair and a ground terminal arranged on one side of the signal terminal pair, each signal terminal having a tail portion, a contact portion, and a body portion, the body portion having a covering portion and a free portion exposed to air, wherein there is a first center distance between the contact portions of the signal terminal pair, there is a second center distance between the free portions, and there is a third center distance between the covering parts, and a second terminal group forming a first mating port with the first terminal group, wherein the second center distance is smaller than the first center distance, and the third center distance is greater than the second center distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chih-Ping Chung, Kuei-Chung Tsai, Chun-Hsiung Hsu
  • Patent number: 11525855
    Abstract: A low insertion force connector assembly includes a first connector and a second connector which are detachably coupled to each other, wherein the first connector and the second connector are easily assembled to prevent contact failure and are firmly assembled to each other to improve dimensional stability, and it is easy to assemble and manufacture the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: KEMITEC INC
    Inventors: Jooneon Park, Sangil An
  • Patent number: 11522321
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a number of conductive terminals, an insulating frame, a first metal shield and a second metal shield. The conductive terminal includes a connection portion and a contact portion. The conductive terminals include differential signal terminals, a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal. The first metal shield has a first extension portion. The second metal shield has a second extension portion. The backplane connector includes an insulating block sleeved on the contact portions of the differential signal terminal and a metal shell sleeved on the insulating block. The metal shell is in contact with the first extension portion and the second extension portion. This arrangement increases the grounding shielding area, reduces crosstalk and improves the quality of signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11515671
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a wafer. The wafer includes a number of conductive terminals, an insulating frame, a first metal shield and a second metal shield located on opposite sides of the insulating frame. The insulating frame includes a number of first posts and a number of second posts. The first metal shield has a number of first mounting holes to receive the first posts. The second metal shield has a number of second mounting holes to receive the second posts. With this arrangement, the first metal shield and the second metal shield can be easily positioned with the insulating frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11502458
    Abstract: A backplane connector assembly includes a first backplane connector and a second backplane connector. The first backplane connector includes a number of first conductive terminals, a first insulating frame, a first metal shield and a second metal shield. The first metal shield includes a first elastic piece, and the second metal shield includes a second elastic piece. The second backplane connector includes a number of second differential signal terminals, an insulating block sleeved on the second differential signal terminals, and a metal shell sleeved on the insulating block. When the first backplane connector is mated with the second backplane connector, the first elastic piece and the second elastic piece are in contact with the metal shell to increase the grounding shielding area, reduce crosstalk and improve the quality of signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11502459
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a number of conductive terminals, an insulating frame, a first metal shield and a second metal shield. Each conductive terminal includes a connection portion. The conductive terminals include differential signal terminals, a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal. The first metal shield and the second metal shield are respectively in contact with two opposite side surfaces of the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal. As a result, a shielding cavity surrounding the connection portions of the differential signal terminals is formed. This arrangement can provide better shielding for the differential signal terminals over the length of the connection portion, reduce crosstalk, and improve the quality of signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11495918
    Abstract: A wafer includes a number of conductive terminals and an insulating frame. The conductive terminals include differential signal terminals, a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal. Each conductive terminal includes a connection portion and a contact portion. The connection portions of the differential signal terminals, the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal are located in a first plane. The first ground terminal includes a first torsion portion and the second ground terminal includes a second torsion portion. The contact portion of the first ground terminal and the contact portion of the second ground terminal are both perpendicular to the first plane. This present disclosure can provide better shielding effect, reduce crosstalk and improve the quality of signal transmission. In addition, the present disclosure also relates to a backplane connector having the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu, Rongzhe Guo, Chuanqi Gong, Xiaogang Liu, Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11444397
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, first and second sets of terminals and a spacer. The housing has a first sidewall, a second sidewall spaced apart from the first sidewall and a cavity between the first and second sidewalls. The first set of terminals is disposed in the cavity adjacent to the first sidewall. The second set of terminals is disposed in the cavity adjacent to the second sidewall. The spacer is disposed in the cavity between the first and second sets of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: Amphenol FCI Asia Pte. Ltd., Amphenol FCI Connectors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Naotaka Sasame, Motomu Kajiura, Masahiko Motoyama
  • Patent number: 11424568
    Abstract: To effectively prevent damage and position displacement of a die to provide an electric connector having a shield housing space with accurately-controlled shape and size. The electric connector includes a housing having a base and a plate-shaped body, multiple first terminals provided on one plate surface of the plate-shaped body and multiple second terminals provided on the other plate surface facing the one plate surface, a shield arranged among the multiple first terminals and the multiple second terminals, and a metal shell forming, between the one plate surface and the other plate surface, a fitting space in which a partner connector is to be fitted. The base has a first housing portion for housing part of the shield. The plate-shaped body has a second housing portion for housing another part of the shield. The second housing portion is communicated with the first housing portion in the direction of fitting to or release from the partner connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Sakoda
  • Patent number: 11417979
    Abstract: A shielded electrical connector assembly includes an electromagnetic shield integrally formed from a single sheet of conductive material. The shield has a main wall and four side walls surrounding the main wall. The shield defines an opening opposite the main wall having an opening perimeter that is greater than or equal to a main wall perimeter. One of the four side walls defines at least one side wall opening that is configured to receive a shielded wire cable. A method of manufacturing the shielded electrical connector assembly includes the steps of providing a single planar sheet of conductive material, providing a die and a punch, forming the sheet into a cupped shape having a main wall and four side walls surrounding the main wall using the die and the punch, and forming a side wall opening in one of the four side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: William C. Lovitz, Patrick J. Reedy, Glenn E. Robison, Michael L. Mellott, Jeffrey A. Janis, Bruce D. Taylor, Steven P. Ragalyi, Christopher D. Hanton, Hoi Lui
  • Patent number: 11381038
    Abstract: A contact assembly includes a leadframe having signal contacts and ground contacts. The contacts include intermediate portions extending between mating and terminating ends. The ground terminating end has a leadframe ground bus connecting each of the ground contacts. The electrical connector includes a contact holder holding the contacts. The electrical connector includes cables terminated to the leadframe including signal conductors terminated to corresponding signal terminating ends. The leadframe ground bus is terminated to each of the ground shields to electrically common the ground shields. The electrical connector includes an external ground bus separate and discrete from the leadframe ground bus terminated to each of the ground shields at an opposite side of the cables from the leadframe ground bus to electrically common the ground shields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventor: Sandeep Patel
  • Patent number: 11381039
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing with a base and a mating tongue forwardly extending from the base in a front-to-back direction, and a plurality of contacts retained in the housing. The contacts include a plurality of differential-pair contacts and a plurality of grounding contacts alternately arranged with each other in the transverse direction. A metallic grounding plate is forwardly inserted into the horizontal center slot of the mating tongue with at least two sets of spring tangswelded to spaced positions of the corresponding grounding contacts, respectively so as to have each grounding contacts mechanically and electrically connected with the grounding plate at at least two spaced positioned in the front-to-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Hsiao, Tsu-Yang Wu, Na Yang
  • Patent number: 11381019
    Abstract: A connector (10) according to the present disclosure is the connector (10) to be fitted to a connection object (60) and includes a first insulator (20), a second insulator (30) movable relative to the first insulator (20), and a plurality of arranged contacts (50) attached to the first insulator (20) and the second insulator (30). Each of the contacts (50) includes a wide portion located on at least one of a first insulator side and a second insulator side. The wide portion protrudes from another portion of each of the contacts (50) that extends along one of the insulators where the wide portion is located toward the other insulator in a direction substantially orthogonal to an arrangement direction of the contacts (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Morita, Masayoshi Kakino, Masashi Kakeno
  • Patent number: 11349267
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes: an electrical connector; a circuit board electrically connected to the electrical connector and including a first row of pads and a second row of pads located behind the first row of pads and separated from the first row of pads; and a cable electrically connected to the circuit board and including plural coaxial wires each including a center conductor and a shielding layer and plural single core wires each comprising a conductor; wherein the center conductors of the coaxial wires are soldered to the first row of pads of the circuit board, and the conductors of the single core wires and the shielding layers of the coaxial wires are soldered to the second row of pads of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yue-Jun Dong, Feng-Jun Sun, Jun Chen, Yang-Tsun Hsu
  • Patent number: 11289833
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a base and a row of conductive terminals, including at least one pair of differential signal terminals and multiple ground terminals. Each conductive terminal is in contact with a mating component. The conductive terminals include a terminal group having two ground terminals and one pair of differential signal terminals located between the two ground terminals. In the terminal group, a pitch between the pair of differential signal terminals is defined as a first pitch, a pitch between each differential signal terminal and its adjacent ground terminal is defined as a second pitch, and the first pitch is less than the second pitch. A pitch between another ground terminal adjacent to the terminal group and an adjacent ground terminal in the terminal group is defined as a third pitch, which is greater than the second pitch. The electrical connector and the mating component form a connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yao Wu, Wen Chang Chang, Biao Zhang, Jia Xu Yin, Chong Cheng Liang
  • Patent number: 11276948
    Abstract: An integrated insulator having a body adapted for placement in proximity to a module connector, and at least one fin extending from the body so as to extend through a connector slot on the module connector and reside in a gap between a pair of contacts when the integrated insulator is engaged with the module connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: North Atlantic Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Vito Derasmo, Adrian Alexandru Siu
  • Patent number: 11258215
    Abstract: A high voltage connector is disclosed. The high voltage connector principally consists of a housing body, a shielding case, a plurality of L-shaped conductive terminals, two L-shaped signal terminals, and a seal ring. The housing body is provided with a terminal accommodating body therein, and the shielding case is embedded in the housing body for covering the terminal accommodating body. Particularly, four guide slots are formed on a lateral side of the terminal accommodating body, four prop blocks are respectively formed in the four guide slots, and the shielding case is designed to have four prop members. In case of the shielding case being disposed to cover the terminal accommodating body, the four prop members slide in the four guide slots, and then are consequently stopped by the four prop blocks, thereby being fixed in the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Chun-Yun Chang, Ying-Sung Ho, Ta-Feng Yeh, Cheng-Wei Lu, Chi-Yu Chu
  • Patent number: 11258206
    Abstract: The present disclosure disclosed a terminal assembly comprising a first terminal module and an electric conductive part. The first terminal module comprises a plurality of first ground terminals and a plurality of first signal terminals. At least one first signal terminal is provided between two adjacent first ground terminals. The electric conductive part is disposed on the first terminal module. The first signal terminal is closer to a surface of the electric conductive part than the first ground terminal. The electric conductive part is distancing from both the first signal terminal and the first ground terminal while the first signal terminals are closer to the electric conductive part than the first ground terminals, the electric conductive part and the ground terminal could surround the first signal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: YunFeng He, HongJi Chen, HaoHan Chen
  • Patent number: 11246217
    Abstract: Electronic device package technology is disclosed. In one example, a connector for coupling an electronics sub-assembly to an electronics assembly includes a connector body. The connector body has a sub-assembly interface and a circuit board interface. The connector body has at least one passive electronic component that is necessary for operating the sub-assembly, thereby maximizing available space for computational components on the sub-assembly. The connector body can comprise two separate bodies wherein the passives are contained between the bodies. At least one extension cable can electrically couple the connector to the sub-assembly. A method of making an electronics assembly, capable of receiving a sub-assembly via a connector, comprises providing an assembly circuit board having an electrically coupled connector with at least one passive electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Brian J. Long
  • Patent number: 11205880
    Abstract: A socket includes: an input terminal configured to be electrically connected to an AC power source; an output terminal configured to output an AC signal of the AC power supply; a switch circuit electrically connected between the input terminal and the output terminal; a step-down circuit electrically connected to the input terminal and configured to reduce the amplitude of the AC signal; a shaping circuit electrically connected to the step-down circuit and configured to convert the AC signal with reduced amplitude into a shaped signal; and a control circuit electrically connected to the shaping circuit and the switch circuit and configured to control the switch circuit based on the shaping signal to enable the switch circuit performs switching operation only when the AC signal is at zero potential. A door includes the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI IMILAB TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xuegang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11177596
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a terminal assembly and board end connector. The terminal assembly comprises a plurality of terminals, a terminal insulation body and a conductive plastic. Each of the terminals comprises a terminal body, a plugging end part and a connecting end part. The plugging end part and the connecting end part are provided at two ends of the terminal body. The terminal insulation body covers the plurality of the terminal bodies of the plurality of terminals. The conductive plastic is disposed on one side of the terminal insulation body. A surface of the conductive plastic close to the terminal body is parallel to the terminal body. The SI performance of the board end connector equipped with the terminal assembly of the present disclosure can be improved by paralleling a surface of the conductive plastic close to the terminal body to the terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: XueHai Shen, RongZhe Guo, HongJi Chen
  • Patent number: 11146024
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical connector. The electrical connector comprises a tongue, a plurality of terminals comprising a plurality of first terminals and a plurality of second terminals and at least one common grounding member. Each terminal has a plate-shape contact portion. The terminals comprise ground terminals. The plate-shape contact portion of each first terminal is provided on a first face of the tongue. The plate-shape contact portion of each the second terminal is provided on a second face of the tongue. The common grounding member comprises a plurality of connection portions. The connection portion extends in a thickness direction and is connected to the plate-shape contact portion of the corresponding ground terminal. Therefore, it can shorten the loop inductance of the signal and shorten the return path to improve signal integrity (SI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Weng-Heng Liong, Chie-Meng Wong
  • Patent number: 11133613
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing with a pair of side walls along a longitudinal direction with a receiving slot therebetween in a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The housing has a bottom wall connecting the pair of side walls and under the receiving slot. A plurality of passageways are formed in the housing to receive the corresponding contacts, respectively. Each contact has a retention section, a resilient contacting section and a horizontal soldering section. A vertical distance between the upper face of the bottom wall and the respective soldering sections is within a range between 2.50 mm and 1.00 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Teng Qin, Wen-Jun Tang, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Patent number: 11088480
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed that includes a set of wafers formed of terminals supported by an insulative frame. The set of wafers can be positioned in a cage without a housing. Card slot members are aligned with contacts of the terminals. In an embodiment a connector can include a wafer that supports two rows of terminals on both sides of a card slot. At least some of the terminals (553) include a contact (553b) at one end which is over molded with an insulative material. These contacts are over molded except for the end (553a) of the terminal which is left exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Hazelton P. Avery
  • Patent number: 11070006
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector facilitates low loss connections to components on a printed circuit board. A portion is of the connector is formed of one or more first type units with conductive elements designed to be attached to a printed circuit board. Signals passing through those units may be routed to components on the printed circuit board through traces in the board. One or more second type units may be integrated with the connector. Those units may be designed for attachment to a cable, which may provide signal paths to a location on the printed circuit board near relatively distant components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Allan Astbury, David Manter, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Vysakh Sivarajan, John Robert Dunham
  • Patent number: 11058016
    Abstract: A connector is to be mounted on a printed circuit board connected to a mating connector. The connector includes a housing to be fixed to the printed circuit board, the housing including a plurality of terminal insertion holes extending parallel to the printed circuit board and a plurality of terminals, each of the plurality of terminals including a connection portion and a leg portion forming an L-shape, the connection portion being inserted into one of the terminal insertion holes toward the mating connector such that the connection portion is supported by the housing and such that the leg portion is electrically connectable to the printed circuit board. The plurality of terminals includes a first terminal to be connected to the mating connector, and a second terminal to serve as an antenna. The connection portion of the second terminal is shorter than the connection portion of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi Katsumata