Grounding Of Coupling Part Patents (Class 439/108)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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