Grounding Of Coupling Part Patents (Class 439/108)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11038313
    Abstract: A line card of a set of line cards is configured to be coupled to a set of switch-fabric cards to collectively define at least a portion of an orthogonal cross fabric without a midplane board. The line card has an edge portion, a first side and a second side, opposite the first side. The line card includes a set of first set of connectors and a second set of connectors. The first set of connectors is disposed along the edge portion on the first side of the line card and the second set of connectors is disposed along the edge portion on the second side of the line card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Reynov, Jack W. Kohn, Ben T. Nitzan, Venkata S. Raju Penmetsa, Oscar Diaz-Landa, Shreeram Siddhaye
  • Patent number: 11031709
    Abstract: A housing of an electrically insulating material, signal terminals and non-signal terminals used as at least one of ground terminals and power supply terminals which are made of a metallic material and retained within the housing, and reinforcing fittings attached to the housing, wherein the non-signal terminals are located outside the array range of the signal terminals, the reinforcing fittings are located adjacent to the non-signal terminals, the non-signal terminals have connecting legs for connection to a circuit board, the reinforcing fittings have attachment legs for attachment to the circuit board P, and the connecting legs of the non-signal terminals and the attachment legs of the reinforcing fittings are located adjacent to each other in the array direction of the signal terminals within a single through-hole provided in a common land formed on the circuit board and can be solder-connected to said land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Horii
  • Patent number: 10971862
    Abstract: When a swaging portion (71) of one shell (60) is swaged to a cable (5), even in a case where a main body (42) of the other shell (40) receives tensile force through a sandwiching portion (43) sandwiched between the swaging portion (71) and the cable (5), the risk of pulling the main body (42) of the other shell itself is reduced, and deformation and damage of the other shell (40) are prevented. A cable connector includes a housing (20) configured to hold one end of a cable (5) and a first shell (60) and a second shell (40) including main bodies covering at least a portion of the housing (20). The first shell (60) has a swaging portion (71) to be swaged to the cable (50). The second shell (40) has a sandwiching portion (43) to be swaged together with the cable by the swaging portion (71) with the sandwiching portion being sandwiched between the swaging portion (71) and the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Naganuma, Tadashi Sakaizawa, Yusuke Sakoda, Shingo Chamura
  • Patent number: 10958016
    Abstract: An ultra high speed signal cable connector includes an insulating housing, a PCB fixedly mounted inside the insulating housing, and at least one row of cables without grounding wires welded to the PCB. The end portion of a connecting finger of the PCB extends out of the insulating housing, and the PCB is provided with a signal bonding pad and a grounding wire bonding pad. Each cable without grounding wires includes a plurality of electric wires, a conductive jacket for wrapping the plurality of electric wires together, and an insulating jacket wrapped on the outer layer of the conductive jacket. Each electric wire includes a core wire and an insulating layer wrapped on the outer layer of the core wire. One ends of the core wires are welded on the signal bonding pad; a section of insulating jacket is stripped from the foremost end of each cable without grounding wires to expose the conductive jacket. The conductive jackets are electrically and fixedly connected to the grounding wire bonding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AMPHENOL ASSEMBLETECH (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenchu Yang, Hui Tang, Weishun Chen, Hang Li, Zhenxing Liu
  • Patent number: 10944229
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a front tongue with two opposite surfaces; and a first and second rows of contacts with contacting portions exposed to the two opposite surfaces of the tongue; wherein the first row of contacts include a row of contacts from a first contact carrier of a first thickness and a row of contacts from a second contact carrier of a second thickness less than the first thickness; and the row of contacts from the first contact carrier and the row of contacts from the second contact carrier are molded to form the first row of contacts. A method of making a contact module of the electrical connector is characterized by molding the row of contacts from the first thicker contact carrier and the row of contacts from the second thinner contact carrier to form the first row of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jie Su
  • Patent number: 10931050
    Abstract: An electrical connector with improved high frequency performance. The connector has conductive elements, forming both signal and ground conductors, that have multiple points of contact distributed along an elongated dimension. The ground conductors may be formed with multiple beams of different length. The signal conductors may be formed with multiple contact regions on a single beam, with different characteristics. Signal conductors may have beams that are jogged to provide both a desired impedance and mating contact pitch. Additionally, electromagnetic radiation, inside and/or outside the connector may be shaped with an insert electrically connecting multiple ground structures and/or a contact feature coupling ground conductors to a stiffener. The conductive elements in different columns may be shaped differently to reduce crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10923862
    Abstract: A connector includes a shell configured to protect the connector and to be plugged into a connecting port slot, a plurality of terminals electrically connected to the connecting port slot, a connecting portion connected to an electronic device, a circuit board, and a cover. The circuit board includes a first contact portion electrically connected to the plurality of terminals, and a second contact portion, electrically connected to the connecting portion. The cover is fixed to the shell. The shell is arranged between the circuit board and the shell to fix the circuit board in the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: YING HAO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 10916891
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a plurality of contacts received in the insulative housing, and a first conductive member (24). The contacts include a pair of first grounding contacts (212) for transmitting grounding signal, and a pair of first signal contacts (211) for transmitting a differential signal. The pair of first grounding contacts and the pair of first signal contacts are arranged in a first row. The pair of first signal contacts is disposed between the pair of first grounding contacts. The first conductive member is electrically connected with both of the first grounding contacts in at least two different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Kuei-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10916869
    Abstract: The press-fit terminal includes a leading end portion, a base end portion and a connection portion. The connection portion includes a slit extending through from the front side to the rear side and a pair of conductive portions opposed to each other across the slit. An outer contour of each one of the pair of conductive portions in the connection portion includes an outer first portion in which a first arcuate portion formed arcuate and a first straight portion formed straight are disposed in this order from the center portion toward the base end portion. Each one of the pair of first straight portions is formed with a tilt by an angle ranging from 5 degrees or more to 10 degrees or less relative to a center axis of the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiko Tatsumi, Shinya Imanaka, Yosuke Takata
  • Patent number: 10916877
    Abstract: A connector backshell for accommodating and protecting rows of twisted pairs of cables is provided. The backshell includes four sidewalls and a printed circuit board (PCB) with a first group of conductive pads printed on the top side of the PCB and located at the rear side of the PCB, for receiving rows of corresponding wires of insulated cables, to be connected to the conductive pads, such that one row is located below the PCB and the other rows are located on top of each other above the top surface of the PCB. A second group of conductive pads are printed on the bottom side of the PCB and located at the rear side of the PCB, for receiving corresponding wires of insulated cables, to be connected to the conductive pads, such that at least one row is located below the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimer Khazen, Jamal Mousa, Dor Oz, David Fischer
  • Patent number: 10910739
    Abstract: The connector involves a terminal, a housing that supports the terminal, and an outer conductor shell covering at least a portion of the exterior of the housing. The terminal involves a mounting surface exposed from the housing. The housing involves paired crimping pieces provided on opposed sides sandwiching the mounting surface to permit rotation toward the mounting surface, centered about folds. The respective paired crimping pieces include opposed faces that are opposed to the mounting surface when the paired crimping pieces are rotated and abutting faces brought into abutment against counterpart crimping pieces when the paired crimping pieces are rotated. An imaginary plane passing through folds provided on opposed sides that sandwich the mounting surface is positioned in closer proximity to the opposed faces than to the mounting surface in the facing direction in which the mounting surface and the opposed faces are opposed when the paired crimping pieces rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yujin Haga
  • Patent number: 10879650
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a substrate; multiple rows of conductive terminals electrically connected to the substrate respectively; multiple insulators; and multiple shielding bodies electrically connected to the substrate. Each insulator is correspondingly attached to one of the rows of the conductive terminals. The shielding bodies are located between two adjacent rows of the conductive terminals and correspondingly fixed on the insulators. Therefore, a shielding effect thereof is good, and electromagnetic interference between the two adjacent rows of conductive terminals can be effectively shielded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chin Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10873142
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an intermediate adapter connector and an electrical connector assembly, which are adapted to electrically connect a first connector and a second connector. The intermediate adapter connector comprises a plurality of insulating spacers and a plurality of terminal modules, the plurality of terminal module and the plurality of insulating spacer are alternately arranged and stacked in a first direction, so that each terminal module is positioned between two adjacent insulating spacers, and each terminal module comprises a terminal plate and a shield plate which are stacked in a front-rear direction, the terminal plate has a plurality of conductive terminals arranged in a second direction, each conductive terminal has a first contact portion and a second contact portion positioned at two opposite sides in a third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hoon-Chan Goh, Chie-Meng Wong
  • Patent number: 10868378
    Abstract: A receptacle connector having a stable contact point structure and a rigid structure, and a connector assembly including the same, is provided. The receptacle connector includes a receptacle housing, a plurality of receptacle terminals which are retained and supported in the receptacle housing in a first direction, and one pair of receptacle metal members which are provided on both ends of the receptacle housing in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Sang Yong Ko, Jin Hyup Chang, Kwang Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10847936
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an elongate housing defining a card slot between an upper wall and a lower wall, two rows of terminals disposed in the upper and lower walls, and a retaining part. Each row includes a plurality of signal terminals and a plurality of grounding terminals, the terminals include contacting sections exposed upon the card slot, leg sections extending out the insulating housing and connecting sections joining with the contacting sections and the leg sections. The retaining part includes a grounding member and an insulating base inserting molded with the grounding member, the insulating base are retained with the insulating housing and located between the two rows of the terminals, the grounding member includes two rows of grounding fingers extending out the insulating base and contacting with the grounding terminals one by one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wen-Jun Tang, Zhuang-Xing Li, Hai-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 10840649
    Abstract: A high speed, high density connector has an organizer. Contact tails of the connector pass through the organizer. The organizer has an insulative body. Portions of the organizer are selectively made more conductive by plating on the body. Those plated portions electrically connect contact tails of ground conductors passing through the organizer. The plated portions are lossy or conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Donald A. Girard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10840622
    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: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Amphenol FCI Asia Pte. Ltd., Amphenol FCI Connectors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Naotaka Sasame, Motomu Kajiura, Masahiko Motoyama
  • Patent number: 10828482
    Abstract: A circuit connector for a humidification system, the system comprising a base unit configured to be engaged by a humidification chamber. The circuit connector comprises an inlet to fluidly connect to an outlet of the humidification chamber to receive humidified gases therefrom, an outlet to sealably connect to or integral with a conduit for directing the humidified gases to a user, and an electrical terminal for electrically coupling the circuit connector to an electrical terminal associated with the base unit. The circuit connector may be releasably and lockably connectable to the outlet of the humidification chamber and/or orientation features may control orientation of component parts of the system as they are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, James William Stanton, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, Stephen David Evans, David Leon McCauley, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Gavin Walsh Millar, Thomas Jacques Fernand Maeckelberghe
  • Patent number: 10830812
    Abstract: A manufacturing process for an electrical contact assembly that uses an assembly jig with a middle horizontal lip adapted to fit into a plurality of C-shaped inner contact pins, as well as top and bottom guide teeth that guide top and bottom parts of the inner pins as they are being assembled. An inner holder then covers the inner pins, at which point epoxy is applied, which when cured, secures the inner holder to the plurality of inner pins. Outer contact pins in turn cover the outside of the inner holder, and an outer holder covers the outer contact pins. Epoxy is also applied between the outer holder and outer pins, which when cured, secures the outer holder to the plurality of outer pins. A heat curing process is also employed to assist with the curing of the epoxy, during which a clamp temporarily holds the assembly in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: JF MICROTECHNOLOGY SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Wei Kuong Foong, Kok Sing Goh, Shamal Mundiyath, Eng Kiat Lee
  • Patent number: 10797443
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes multiple signal terminals and multiple ground terminals paired to form multiple terminal groups and arranged in one row in a body. One signal terminal and one ground terminal form a first terminal group. Two signal terminals form a second terminal group. One ground terminal and one signal terminal form a third terminal group. An arrangement order of the two terminals in the third terminal group is different from an arrangement order of the two terminals in the first terminal group. Each terminal has a conducting portion. The conducting portions of the terminals in a same terminal group bend in a same direction, and the conducting portions of the terminals in adjacent terminal groups bend in opposite directions. The second terminal group is located between the first terminal group and the third terminal group, and between the adjacent ground terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: You Hua Cai
  • Patent number: 10784606
    Abstract: An electrical connector is mounted downward on a circuit board to mate with a mating member. The electrical connector includes an insulating body having a front end surface, where the front end surface is backward concavely provided with a mating slot for the mating member to be inserted therein, and at least one ground terminal. Each ground terminal has a main body provided on the insulating body. A first elastic arm and a second elastic arm extend forward from the main body. The first elastic arm has a first contact portion in downward contact with an upper shielding member. The second elastic arm has a second contact portion in downward contact with the mating member. The first contact portion is located in front of the second contact portion. An acting force by the first elastic arm counteracts a supporting force by the circuit board, preventing the insulating body from deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wei Jin Cheng, Wen Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10784608
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a substrate that includes a plurality of ground traces at first and second surfaces of the substrate, and a ground coupling assembly that couples pairs of ground traces at each of the first and second surfaces, and further couples the ground traces at the first surface to the ground traces at the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: 10777941
    Abstract: Provided is a connector having a reduced profile that is capable of facilitating confirmation of the mounting on a circuit board and, simultaneously, demonstrating a satisfactory noise-shielding effect. A connector (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a first connector (20) equipped with a pair of outer peripheral walls (32) opposing each other and a fitting projection (33) formed between the pair of outer peripheral walls (32); and a second connector (70) equipped with a second insulator (80) having a fitting recess (83) fit to the fitting protruding (33) and a second shielding member (110) supported by the second insulator (80). When the first connector (20) and the second connector (70) are fitted to each other, the first shielding member (60) and the second shielding member (110) engage each other are partially spaced apart from the first insulator (30) and the second insulator (80), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Horino, Genta Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10770809
    Abstract: A terminal block includes an insulative body, a conductive member, an elastic sheet and a pressing member. The insulative body has a receiving room therein and is formed with a pressing hole and a wire hole, which separately communicate with the receiving room. The conductive member is received in the receiving room and has a seat and a contact portion tilted up from the seat. The elastic sheet is received in the receiving room. An end of the elastic sheet is in contact with the conductive member. The pressing member is disposed in the pressing hole and capable of moving toward the receiving room to push another end of the elastic member. The pressing member has a placement slot. Each of two sides of the placement slot has a blocking wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10756465
    Abstract: The first terminals have contact arm portions extending in a rectilinear manner in the direction of connector plugging and unplugging; the second terminals have convex contact point portions contactable with an intermediate portion of the contact arm portions in the same direction. When the stub portions of the contact arm portions are divided into a free end side range and a proximal end side range such that the center point of said stub portions in the direction of plugging and unplugging forms a boundary, in the arranged state of the first terminals, impedance at arbitrary locations in the direction of plugging and unplugging within the free end side range is larger than impedance at arbitrary locations in the plugging direction within the proximal end side range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Tamai, Shota Yamada, Clement Kam Lam Luk, Jeremy Buan, Ching-Chao Huang, Tadashi Ohshida
  • Patent number: 10720738
    Abstract: A transmission module of a high speed connector includes an insulating core and two rows of conductive terminals fixed to the insulating core and parallel to a width direction. Each of the conductive terminals includes an embedded segment fixed and embedded in the insulating core, a contacting segment, and a fixing segment, the latter two of which respectively extend from two opposite ends of the embedded segment. Each of the embedded segments has a minimum width within a range of 0.26-0.3 mm. Each of the touching segments includes a front extending portion having a maximum width within a range of 0.34-0.38 mm and a touching portion having a maximum width within a range of 0.23-0.27 mm. The embedded segments and the touching segments of one of the two rows of the conductive terminals are mirror-symmetrical to and face those of the other row of the conductive terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Greenconn Corp.
    Inventor: Kun-Shen Wu
  • Patent number: 10720721
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of electrical signal contacts carried by the dielectric housing, and a ground plate carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical signal contacts are arranged along a first plane, wherein the signal contacts define signal pairs. The signal contacts further define respective mating and mounting ends. The ground plate includes a ground plate body oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane and offset from the first plane. The ground plate body defines first and second opposed surfaces. The ground plate includes at least one rib that defines first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface of the rib projects from the first surface of the ground plate body in a direction toward the first plane between adjacent signal pairs, and the second surface is recessed into the second surface of the ground plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner
  • Patent number: 10714876
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a terminal module including a first unit having a first row of contacts, a second unit having a second row of contacts, and a shielding plate between the first and second units, each of the first and second units including a rear base and a front tongue, the rear base of the first unit being locked to the rear base of the second unit; and a shielding shell enclosing the terminal module, wherein the shielding plate has a pair of engaging arms, and the first unit has at a junction between the base and the tongue thereof two side portions locked to the pair of engaging arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10665973
    Abstract: A connector module for an electrical connector that has at least one wafer assembly with at least one conductive member and at least one contact wafer. The contact wafer includes a plurality of contacts including at least one signal contact and at least one ground contact. Each of the contacts has a board engagement end configured to engage a printed circuit board and a mating interface end opposite thereof and configured to connect with a contact of a mating connector module. A grounding gasket receives the board engagement ends of the contacts of the wafer assembly. The grounding gasket has at least one portion in electrical contact with the ground contact of the plurality of contacts. The ground contact of the contact wafer is in electrical contact with both the conductive member and the grounding gasket, thereby defining a grounding path through the connector module to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Philip T. Stokoe, Djamel Hamiroune
  • Patent number: 10658795
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a plurality of wires and a plurality of electrical contacts. The electrical contacts include contact sections and wire connection sections, and the wire connection sections of the electrical contacts are respectively connected to the wires. Two adjacent electrical contacts for transmitting signals have a first center distance and a reduced center distance. The first center distance is adjacent to the contact sections, and the reduced center distance is between the first center distance and the wire connecting sections. In addition, the first center distance is greater than the reduced center distance to improve signal integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BizLink International Corp.
    Inventors: Hsin-Tuan Hsiao, Kuo-Yang Tsai
  • Patent number: 10644458
    Abstract: A shielded interconnect array and associated methods are described. Examples of the shielded interconnect array include socket connections that include conductive members with flexible bends. In examples shown, corresponding grounded conductive members with flexible bends are located adjacent to other conductive members with flexible bends to provide shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Youngseok Oh, Justin M Huttula, Mohanraj Prabhugoud, Ronald Kirby, Joe Walczyk, Erkan Acar
  • Patent number: 10644453
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a shielded design that has wafers with signal terminals supported as edge-coupled terminal pairs for differential signaling. A ground shield is mounted on each wafer and provides a U-channel that partially shields each terminal pair. The wafers omit a ground terminal between adjacent terminal pairs. An insert can be provided to help connect the ground shield to a U-shield to provide U-shaped shielding structure substantially the entire way from a tail to a contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Laurx, Chien-Lin Wang, Vivek Shah
  • Patent number: 10644421
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a connector body that is formed of a first dielectric material defining a terminal cavity configured to receive an electrical terminal. The connector body defines a chamber that is separate from the terminal cavity. The chamber contains a second dielectric material that has a lower dielectric constant property than the first dielectric material, such as air. The connector body may be formed by as additive manufacturing process, such as 3D printing, stereolithography, digital light processing, fused deposition modeling, fused filament fabrication, selective laser sintering, selecting heat sintering, multi-jet modeling, multi-jet fusion, electronic beam melting, and laminated object manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Eric J. Smoll, Bao Q. Le, Joon Lee, Gerald A. Rhinehart, Jr., Scott P. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10637192
    Abstract: A dual orientation connector having a connector tab with first and second major opposing sides and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the connector tab. The plurality of contacts includes a first set of external contacts formed at the first major side and a second set of external contacts formed at the second major side. The first plurality of contacts are symmetrically spaced with the second plurality of contacts and the connector tab is shaped to have 180 degree symmetry so that it can be inserted and operatively coupled to a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two insertion orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Mathias W. Schmidt, Eric S. Jol, Jahan Minoo, Ian Spraggs, Cameron Frazier, Fletcher Rothkopf, Jonathan Aase, Wendell Sander, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi
  • Patent number: 10630010
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a plurality of signal conductors held within the housing. The housing includes a mating shroud protruding forward from a front wall of the housing and defining a port that receives a mating circuit card therein. Each of the signal conductors includes a mating contact disposed within the mating shroud and a mounting contact that projects beyond a bottom end of the housing to electrically connect to a circuit board. The mounting contacts are located within a termination area of the electrical connector. The housing defines a nesting cavity extending rearward from the front wall along the bottom end. The nesting cavity is disposed between the mating shroud and the termination area along a longitudinal axis of the electrical connector. The nesting cavity is configured to accommodate a discrete, second connector that is mounted to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Lincoln Tracy, David Patrick Orris, Chad William Morgan, Lucas Arthur Benson, Linda Ellen Shields
  • Patent number: 10622767
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes an outer housing, an inner housing received in the outer housing, and a circuit board received in the inner housing. The inner housing includes an insulative member. The circuit board includes a mating portion extending beyond the insulative member that is mated with a mating connector, and a body portion connected with the mating portion. The insulative member holds and supports the circuit board and is mated with the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 10624203
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an optical module, and relates to the field of optic fiber communications. A circuit according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: a chip, which includes at least one wiring side, and on which there are arranged first signal interface pads arranged parallel to the wiring side; a circuit board on which there are arranged a number of second signal interface pads corresponding to the first signal interface pads, wherein at least two of the distances between the respective second signal interface pads and the wiring side are different from each other; and signal wires configured to connect the corresponding first signal interface pads and second signal interface pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sigeng Yang, Shijian Ben, Jingsheng Xia, Yongliang Huang
  • Patent number: 10608363
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted such that blades that hold in place arrays of multiple terminals extending in a direction of connection to counterpart connector components are secured in place by a pair of housing halves split in said direction of connection, thereby forming a single connecting unit and each of the respective paired housing halves can be mated with a counterpart connector component in the above-mentioned direction of connection, wherein: the paired housing halves have interengaging portions in opposed sections of said housing halves the interengaging portions provided in a first housing half are positioned overlappingly with the other interengaging portions provided in the other housing half in the above-mentioned direction of connection, and abutment between the wall surface of the first interengaging portions and the wall surface of the other interengaging portions is made possible in the thickness direction of the above-mentioned blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sano
  • Patent number: 10581201
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a plurality of contacts received in the insulative housing, and a first conductive member (24). The contacts include a pair of first grounding contacts (212) for transmitting grounding signal, and a pair of first signal contacts (211) for transmitting a differential signal. The pair of first grounding contacts and the pair of first signal contacts are arranged in a first row. The pair of first signal contacts is disposed between the pair of first grounding contacts. The first conductive member is electrically connected with both of the first grounding contacts in at least two different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Kuei-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10581188
    Abstract: A power interface, a mobile terminal, and a power adapter are disclosed. The power interface may include a main body, a plurality of spaced data pins, and a plurality of spaced power pins. The main body is configured to be connected to a circuit board. The data pins and power pins are connected to the main body and spaced from each other. Each of the power pins includes a conductive portion and an insulating portion connected with the conductive portion, and the conductive portion and the insulating portion are arranged along a width direction of each of the power pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Guodong Gu, Feifei Li
  • Patent number: 10574002
    Abstract: A lead frame module includes a lead frame including ground conductors and signal conductors interleaved with the ground conductors side-by-side. The ground and signal conductors have transition portions extending between mating ends and terminating ends. A dielectric holder supports the lead frame and at least partially surrounds the transition portions of the ground and signal conductors. The dielectric holder has a first side and a second side with wells in the first side open to the transition portions of the ground conductors. A printed metal layer is formed in situ on the first side of the dielectric holder and at least partially fills the wells and engages the ground conductors in the wells to electrically connect to the ground conductors. The printed metal layer electrically connect a plurality of the ground conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael Joseph Tryson, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10522931
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided, which includes a cage that defines a port and a card slot positioned in the port. Also included is a wafer set aligned with the card slot, the wafer set including a plurality of wafers that each support at least four terminals. The terminals are arranged so that two rows of contacts are provided, one row on a first side and one row on a second side of the card slot. Each wafer of the plurality of wafers includes an insulative frame, each terminal includes a beam portion cantilevered from the insulative frame supporting that terminal, and the cantilevered beam portion of at least one terminal of the at least four terminals has a molded material thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hazelton P. Avery, Pu Xie, Philip J. Dambach, Li Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10505319
    Abstract: A device direct-mounting shield connector configured to be installed in an opening section in a metal casing, includes a nonconductive connector housing and a metal shield shell. The connector housing has a cylindrical hood section which includes a terminal housing section. The metal shield shell is installed in the connector housing and covers a circumference of the terminal housing section. The shield shell integrally has an exposed section and a fastening section. The exposed section is configured to contact to a shield shell of the mating connector when the mating connector is fitted with the connector housing. The fastening section has a through hole at a rear end side of the connector housing. The shield shell is fastened to the casing by passing a bolt into the through hole and a bolt hole in the casing and by tightening the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru Hayasaka, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Hiroaki Ono, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10498086
    Abstract: An electrical connector configured for differential pairs with low in-pair skew. The connector may comprise lead frame assemblies, such as insert molded lead frame assemblies, with adjacent conductors configured for reduced skew by distributing skew correction throughout the transmission path through the lead frame assembly. Elongated air gaps are formed in a side of the housing, exposing the longer conductor of each pair. The elongated air gap may span the entire length of the arc of a longer conductor of each pair. The width of this air gap may be different for different pairs in the lead frame assembly and may be selected to cancel or prevent in-pair skew from arising. The width for each pair may be selected to tune the effective dielectric constant of the longer conductor such that its electrical length matches that of the shorter conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Madhumitha Rengarajan, Lewis Robin Johnson, Jan De Geest
  • Patent number: 10498055
    Abstract: A board to board connector assembly includes a male board connector, a female board connector, and an engagement structure for effectively engaging the male board connector with the female board connector. This assures effective engagement between the female and male board connectors even in the case of insufficient contact area therebetween, such that height of engagement between the female and male board connectors can be reduced desirably, making the board to board connector assembly well applicable to various miniaturized electronic devices. Moreover, the board to board connector assembly of the invention includes a plurality of conductors for simultaneously transmitting various signals, such that the number of connectors used in the electronic devices can be reduced. This also allows the board to board connector assembly to be readily applied to various miniaturized electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TARNG YU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying-Chung Chen, Mu-Jung Huang