Grounding Of Coupling Part Patents (Class 439/108)
  • Patent number: 10418728
    Abstract: A connector having a contact made of metal, and comprises a pair of elastic arms adapted to clamp a conductor of a wire, so as to electrically contact the conductor. A first release structure is on one of the pair of elastic arms and a second release structure, facing the first release structure, is on the other of the pair of elastic arms. A wedge channel is defined between the first release structure and the second release structure when the conductor is clamped between the pair of elastic arms and the wedge channel gradually widens toward free ends of the pair of elastic arms. The pair of elastic arms are adapted to be expanded away from each other by inserting an external tool into the wedge channel, so as to release the clamped conductor, improving the use convenience of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaozhi Fu, Ming Shi, Xiang Xu, Wei Zhang, Cui Li
  • Patent number: 10396501
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal seat loaded with a plurality of terminals and a shielding plate. The terminal seat includes a base and a mating tongue extending from the base, the mating tongue defines two opposite mating surfaces, a confronting surface and two opposite sides connecting with the mating surfaces and the confronting surface. The terminals include contacting sections exposing upon the mating surfaces and leg sections out of the base. The shielding plate includes a main sheet disposed between the mating surfaces and two thickening sections, the two thickening sections enclose the two opposite sides of the mating tongue and each provides a side latch at an outer side face thereof. Each thickness defines two opposite first surfaces connecting with the outer side face thereof, the first surfaces complete the mating surfaces of the mating tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chih-Pi Cheng, Chao-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10396479
    Abstract: A multipolar connector set includes a first connector and a second connector fitted together. The first connector includes first inner terminals arranged in multiple rows and a first insulating member configured to hold the first inner terminals, and the second connector includes second inner terminals arranged in multiple rows and a second insulating member configured to hold the second inner terminals. The multipolar connector set further includes a conductive shielding member disposed between adjacent rows of the first or second inner terminals in a fitted state where the first connector and the second connector are fitted together, with the first inner terminals being in contact the second inner terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hoshiba, Minoru Ikeda, Yuma Amemori, Yukihiro Kitaichi, Minoru Mamuro
  • Patent number: 10396499
    Abstract: An electric connector includes an insulating body which includes terminal slots formed in an abutting chamber inside thereof, and the abutting part includes two arms extended from two opposite rear sides thereof in the same direction, and an accommodation space formed between the two arms; and, a terminal holder integrally formed with the conductive terminals of the terminal set is combined between the two arms, and each conductive terminal has a predetermined length, and includes a contact part inserted through the terminal slot and into the abutting chamber, a solder part disposed behind the contact part and exposed to the accommodation space, and a terminal arm with a given length formed between the contact part and the solder part. The length of the solder part is lower than the length of each arm. The solder parts can be electrically connected to an abutting side of a signal transmission part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sure-Fire Electrical Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Lai Shen
  • Patent number: 10381754
    Abstract: The terminal block having a fastening handle is provided. The terminal block includes a first connection member, a second connection member and a fastening handle. The first connection member includes a handle platform, a protruding plate protruding from the handle platform, and a cavity inside the handle platform. A retaining slot communicating with the cavity is formed inside the protruding plate. The second connection member includes a fastening slot into which the protruding plate is plugged and includes a fastening portion arranged near the fastening slot. The fastening handle includes an end section inserted through the retaining slot and engaged with the protruding plate, an engagement section extended from the end section and received in the cavity, and a head section protruding out of the handle platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10381762
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a circuit card assembly including a PCB includes a mating housing having a mating end movable relative to the PCB and contact modules coupled to the mating housing including signal contacts having a mating conductor, a mounting conductor and a flexible conductor. The flexible conductor is flexible to allow relative movement of the mating conductor relative to the mounting conductor. The flexible conductor has a bent portion changing shape. The contact modules have ground contacts providing electrical shielding for the signal contacts. The ground contacts include covers extending along and providing shielding along at least one side of the bent portion of the corresponding signal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Joseph Consoli, Chad William Morgan, Matthew Jeffrey Sypolt
  • Patent number: 10367309
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a shielding shell, an insulation housing and a plurality of terminals. The insulation housing is arranged inside the shielding shell and has a tongue portion extending to the outside of the shielding shell. The terminals are arranged at the insulation housing, and each terminal has a contact segment and a soldering segment. The contact segment is located on the tongue portion and protrudes from therefrom, the soldering segment extends from the insulation housing for a distance. The soldering segments are coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Hsu-Fen Wang, Kai-Wei Lv, Long-Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 10361519
    Abstract: The receptacle connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts retained in the housing, and a metallic shielding shell covering the housing. The housing includes a base and an island extending upwardly from the base, and a peripheral wall surrounding the island and forming a tubular receiving cavity. The contacts includes two rows of contacts retained to the island. The shielding shell is retained to the peripheral wall. A pair of metallic shielding plates are retained in the island and between two rows of contacts. The plug connector includes an insulartive housing, a plurality of contacts retained to the housing, and a metallic shielding shell attached upon the housing. The housing includes a base and a circumferential wall forming a mating cavity. A metallic shielding plate is disposed in the mating cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shun-Jung Chuang
  • Patent number: 10333237
    Abstract: A connector is provided that includes a first housing that supports first terminal bricks. The first housing can mate with a second housing that supports second terminal bricks that are configured to mate with the first terminal bricks. The first housing and first terminal bricks can be adjusted so that a variety of spacing requirements can be meet by the combination of the first and second housings while allowing for reduced tooling investment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Kirk B. Peloza
  • Patent number: 10320102
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a contact assembly having a dielectric carrier holding contacts, which may be overmolded by the dielectric carrier. The receptacle connector includes a housing holding the contact assembly having a mating end mated with a plug connector and a mounting end mounted to the circuit board. The housing has first and second side walls and first and second end walls. The housing has a card slot open at the top for receiving the plug connector and a contact assembly cavity open at the bottom for receiving the contact assembly. The housing may have positioning ribs extending from the first and second side walls to position the contact assembly within the cavity and/or strengthening ribs extending across the cavity to connect the side walls at a location remote from the end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry, Michael Eugene Shirk
  • Patent number: 10312646
    Abstract: A receptacle connector assembly includes an outer housing and a terminal module. The terminals module includes an insulator having a base and a mating tongue extending from the base and equipped with a plurality of contacts and a shielding plate. The contacts include front contacting sections exposed upon the mating tongue and tail sections extending out of the base. The shielding plate is embedded within the mating tongue and includes a pair of rigid notches in two opposite lateral sides for locking to a pair of corresponding latches of a complementary plug connector. The outer housing is of an insulative molding part or a metallic die cast, the terminal module is assembled in the outer housing, and thus a mating cavity is directly defined between the mating tongue and the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Wei-Hao Su, Cheng-Chi Yeh, Yuan Zhang, Stephen Sedio, Hendrikus P. G. Van der Steen
  • Patent number: 10312636
    Abstract: A connector comprises an insulation body and at least two rows of contacts disposed in the insulation body. The at least two rows of contacts extend in a first direction. A plurality of first contacts of a first row of the at least two rows of contacts corresponds to a plurality of second contacts of a second row of the at least two rows of contacts. A pair of corresponding contacts in the first row and second row is staggered in the first direction by a predetermined distance set to be 1.20-1.80 times a contact pitch between a pair of adjacent contacts in each of the first row and second row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Clarence Yu, Liang Huang, Zhiwei Liu
  • Patent number: 10305202
    Abstract: A shield terminal (12) includes inner conductors (14) having tabs (16) projecting forward from bodies (15), a dielectric (21) formed with conductor accommodation chambers (36) inside and configured to hold the inner conductors (14) with the bodies (15) accommodated in the conductor accommodation chambers (36), an outer conductor (37) for surrounding the dielectric (21) and the tabs (16), and walls (23, 31 and 32) constituting the conductor accommodation chambers (36) and formed with air chambers (43 to 50). Focusing on the fact that air has a lower dielectric constant than synthetic resin, the air chambers (43 to 50) are formed in the walls (23, 31 and 32) constituting the conductor accommodation chambers (36). This enables an impedance to be enhanced even if the dielectric (21) is made of a material having high rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10305231
    Abstract: A card connector and a method of manufacturing the card connector are provided. In one embodiment, the card connector comprises a base; a shielding sleeve connected to the base, the base and the shielding sleeve defining a first direction for inserting a card and a second direction opposite to the first direction for extracting the card; and a shielding tray for receiving the card, the shielding tray being movable relative to the base in the first direction or the second direction, wherein the card connector is operable to electrically connect to the card if the card reaches a position of insertion along the first direction. The card connector is capable of facilitating the push-in and pull-out operations of a card by a user, while minimizing an exposed area of the card so as to improve the shielding performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chong Chen, Bocheng Hou
  • Patent number: 10305205
    Abstract: A socket includes a socket housing having substantially a rectangular shape, a socket-side signal terminal disposed in the socket housing, and a socket-side holder bracket disposed in the socket housing. The socket-side holder bracket includes a mounting terminal configured to be connected to a circuit pattern formed on a circuit board. The socket housing has a frame shape, the socket housing including a plurality of walls which form the frame shape. The mounting terminal includes a first mounting terminal and a second mounting terminal which are provided at the predetermined wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohsuke Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10276993
    Abstract: A receptacle connector assembly includes an outer housing and a terminal module. The terminals module includes an insulator having a base and a mating tongue extending from the base and equipped with a plurality of contacts and a shielding plate. The contacts include front contacting sections exposed upon the mating tongue and tail sections extending out of the base. The shielding plate is embedded within the mating tongue and includes a pair of rigid notches in two opposite lateral sides for locking to a pair of corresponding latches of a complementary plug connector. The outer housing is of an insulative molding part or a metallic die cast, the terminal module is assembled in the outer housing, and thus a mating cavity is directly defined between the mating tongue and the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Wei-Hao Su, Cheng-Chi Yeh, Yuan Zhang, Stephen Sedio, Hendrikus P. G. Van der Steen
  • Patent number: 10270199
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of power contact pairs retained in the insulative housing abreast along a transverse direction and a plurality of parallel fasteners. The insulative housing has a plurality of receiving slots arranged side by side along the transverse direction. Each power contact pair defines a pair of power contacts opposite to each other, and each parallel fastener is connecting the pair of power contacts of each power contact pair mechanically and electrically together. The insulative housing defines a plurality of accommodating grooves, and each accommodating groove is located behind and communicated with the corresponding receiving slot, each parallel fastener is locked in the corresponding accommodating groove and fixing the corresponding power contact pair in the accommodating groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Ihung Cheng, Siumien Yang, Ruihong Liu
  • Patent number: 10270192
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes: an insulative housing; a printed circuit board (PCB) received in the insulative housing, the PCB having an upper surface; an electrical connector electrically connected with the PCB; a cable; a light member mounted on the PCB; a light guide member mounted on the PCB; and a shading member covered on the light guide member; wherein the electrical connector includes plural conductive terminals and plural fixing fingers fixed on the PCB, the PCB includes plural conductive pads exposed on the upper surface of the PCB and fixed with the conductive terminals and plural mounting holes on the upper surface of the PCB and matched with the fixing fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuai-Hui Huang, Hai-Li Wang, Ru-Yang Guo, Qing-Man Zhu, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 10224653
    Abstract: An electrical card edge connector for receiving an electronic card with a bottom notch therein, includes an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals and an alignment key. The housing includes two opposite side walls, a bottom wall and a central slot among the side walls and the bottom wall. The terminals are disposed in the corresponding side walls and extend into the central slot for mating with the electronic card. The alignment key includes a body received within the central slot, a pair of extension sections covering the two side walls, and a pair of securing sections attached to the bottom wall wherein the body is adapted to be received within the bottom notch of the electronic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Guo-Xiang Niu, Jian Zhang, Xin-Wei Wang, Zhuang Chen
  • Patent number: 10170881
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insertion-type connector having at least two mutually electrically insulated conductor contacts with the conductor contacts cut from a metal sheet in such a way that they are connected together via a connecting part of the metal sheet, the conductor contacts being partly embedded in an electrically insulating material to form an electrically insulating housing which fixes the conductor contacts relative to one another, and the connecting part then separated off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Zebhauser
  • Patent number: 10164791
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an upper and lower terminal modules each including plural terminals; a metallic plate secured between the upper and lower modules; a metallic bracket accommodating the secured metallic plate and upper and lower terminal modules; and an insulative body insert-molding the metallic bracket with the secured metallic plate and upper and lower terminal modules to form a tongue exposing the terminals of each of the upper and lower terminal modules. The metallic bracket contacts the metallic plate and borders the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yong-Qi Wang, Tao Yao
  • Patent number: 10148043
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector for mating with a complementary receptacle connector, includes an insulative housing enclosed within a metallic shell and forming a mating cavity and two rows of contacts disposed in the housing by opposite sides of the mating cavity in the vertical direction. The grounding contact includes a first contacting section for contacting the corresponding terminal of the complementary receptacle connector and a second contacting section in front of the first contacting section for contacting the grounding collar of the complementary receptacle connector wherein the second contacting section is optionally connected to the metallic shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10148025
    Abstract: A header connector includes a header housing having a base and a cavity with header signal contacts coupled to the base and header ground contacts coupled to the base having a mating end extending into the cavity providing electrical shielding for corresponding contact pairs of the header signal contacts. Each header ground contact includes an end wall and a side wall extending from the end wall. Ground contact shield elements are coupled to corresponding header ground contacts along the corresponding side walls of the header ground contacts. The ground contact shield elements are deflectable and spring biased to extend toward the nearest header signal contact of the corresponding contact pair such that the ground contact shield element is positioned closer to the header signal contact than the side wall of the corresponding header ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Justin Dennis Pickel
  • Patent number: 10135214
    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: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Reynov, Jack W. Kohn, Ben T. Nitzan, Venkata S. Raju Penmetsa, Oscar Diaz-Landa, Shreeram Siddhaye
  • Patent number: 10135197
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a front cavity for receiving a plug and a rear cavity, a terminal assembly assembled in the rear cavity, and a ground member. The terminal assembly includes an upper terminal module, a lower terminal module, and a shielding module sandwiched therebetween. The upper terminal module includes a pair of upper ground terminals. The lower terminal module includes a pair of lower ground terminals. The shielding module includes a metallic shielding plate. The ground member is associated with the shielding module to mechanically and electrically connect at least one of the upper ground terminals and the lower ground terminals with the shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Hsien Chou, Jim Zhao, An-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 10128596
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell and a terminal module in the metallic shell. One or more first leg extends outwardly from two sides of the metallic shell. A first slot is formed on the first leg. When the electrical receptacle connector is soldered to a circuit board, the first slot increases the space for receiving the solders to prevent solder wicking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Long-Fei Chen, Hung-Yu Chen, Hsu-Fen Wang
  • Patent number: 10128620
    Abstract: A conductive module of a high speed vertical connector includes an insulating core and a plurality of conductive terminals fixed on the insulating core. Each conductive terminal includes an embedded segment embedded in the insulating core, a fixing segment and a curved segment respectively extending from two opposite ends of the embedded segment, and a contacting segment extending from the curved segment. The embedded segment has a width within a range of 0.28˜0.42 mm. The fixing segment has a width within a range of 0.25˜0.28 mm. The curved segment has a width within a range of 0.35˜0.42 mm. The contacting segment has a width within a range of 0.25˜0.28 mm. The conductive terminals include a plurality pairs of differential signal terminals and a plurality of grounding terminals each arranged between two adjacent pairs of the differential signal terminals. Any two grounding terminals are not connected to any conductive bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GREENCONN CORP.
    Inventors: Kun-Shen Wu, Keh-Chang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10122124
    Abstract: A connector (400), such as a plug or a receptacle, has reduced cross-talk. The connector has a conductive plate (305), first and second insulators (310A, 310B) on either side of the conductive plate, leads (115) outside of the insulators, the leads being formed from first and second lead-frames, at least one of the leads (115, 315) having at least one tab or extension (320) which capacitively or conductively couples the lead to the conductive plate. The plate (305) may include an extension shaft (540), and a lateral extension (320) from a lead may be placed into contact with the shaft. A lateral extension (320E) formed on a rear portion of a lead may be placed into contact with a rear portion of the conductive plate (305B1) or with an opposing lead. Some of the leads may include severable tie bars (705).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Genesis Technology USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Anthony Daughtry, Jr., Robert Colantuono
  • Patent number: 10103491
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, multiple terminals disposed at the insulating body, a shielding shell, disposed on a periphery of the insulating body, and a circuit board located at the rear end of the insulating body. The terminals have at least one grounding terminal. The grounding terminal has a first grounding pin extending backward out of the insulating body. The circuit board has a first solder pad and a second solder pad. The first solder pad is connected to the second solder pad. The first grounding pin is conductively connected to the first solder pad, and the shielding shell is electrically connected to the second solder pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10101537
    Abstract: A transceiver connector may include a bottomside connector. The bottomside connector may include a first ground pin adjacent to an edge of the bottomside connector, a first high-speed differential input pin adjacent to the first ground pin, a second high-speed differential input pin adjacent to the first high-speed differential input pin, a second ground pin adjacent to the second high-speed differential input pin, a serial interface data line pin adjacent to the second ground pin, a serial interface clock pin adjacent to the serial interface data line pin, a third ground pin adjacent to the serial interface clock pin, a first high-speed differential output pin adjacent to the third ground pin, a second high-speed differential output pin adjacent to the first high-speed differential output pin, and a fourth ground pin adjacent to the second high-speed differential output pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen T. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10096961
    Abstract: A method of making an electrical connector comprises the steps of: insert molding a first insulator with an upper and lower rows of contacts and a metallic element arranged between the upper row of contacts and the lower row of contacts while leaving a void space to expose a bridge of the metallic element; cutting the bridge of the metallic element through the void space to form a first plate and a second plate separated from each other; and insert molding a second insulator to fill up the void space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10069247
    Abstract: A connector capable of reducing signal interference between two rows of terminals by grounding pin of a grounding plate includes an insulating base, first terminals, second terminals, and the grounding plate; wherein the first and second terminals are embedded in the insulating base and are adjacent to its top and bottom respectively; and the grounding plate is embedded in the insulating base and lies between the first and second terminals. The connector is characterized in that the soldering portions of the second terminals as well as the first terminals are arranged horizontally and soldered to a circuit board; that the circuit board forms a separation area between the two rows of terminals; and that the grounding plate includes at least one grounding pin soldered to, and adjacent to the center of, the separation area to produce a shielding effect, and thereby prevent signal interference, between the two rows of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SIMULA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Te-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 10062984
    Abstract: A connector system is provided that includes a first connector and a second connector that are both coupled by a cable. Both connectors can be configured with terminal tails that are configured to be press-fit into a circuit board. The first connector includes a first terminal pair and the second connector includes a second terminal pair and the first and second terminal pairs are fixably connected to opposite ends of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 10063014
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing including a base portion and a tongue portion; and an upper and lower rows of conductive terminals retained to the insulative housing, each row of conductive terminals including a pair of grounding terminals at two ends thereof, each conductive terminal having a contacting section exposed to a surface of the tongue portion, a tail section extending out of the base portion, and a retaining section between the contacting section and the tail section; wherein each grounding terminal has a latch extending sidewardly to expose to a side of the tongue portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Wen, Jun Zhao, Jin-Guo Qiu
  • Patent number: 10062992
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative hosing having a base and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base. The tongue portion forms opposite mating surfaces. A plurality of contacts are disposed in the housing and spaced from one another. The contacts include the signal contacts, the power contacts and the grounding contacts. A space/area is formed between the power contact and the ground contact and is configured to be adapted to receive two contacts therein. A conductive bar extending in the front-to-back direction parallel to the contacting sections of the contacts, is embedded within the area and mechanically and electrically connected to the corresponding power contact via at least one linking bar which extends in the transverse direction with an offset manner for hiding the conductive bar from the mating surface in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10062991
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of conductive terminals and a pair of metal members. The insulative housing defines two side walls extending in a longitudinal direction and a central slot disposed between said two side walls, the conductive terminals are disposed in the insulative housing and protruding into the central slot, the pair of metal members enclose the insulative housing, wherein each side wall defines an embedded groove recessed from a top surface thereof and extending along the side wall in said longitudinal direction, each metal member defines a main portion enclosing an outside of the side wall and a bending portion bending from an upside thereof, the bending portion is retained in the embedded groove to provide a stability for the card edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xin-Wei Wang, Guo-Xiang Niu
  • Patent number: 10051754
    Abstract: An assembly includes a housing having a major face, a first minor face extending distally from a first side of the major face, and a second minor face extending distally from a second side of the major face. The major face, the first minor face, and the second minor face define an opening of the housing. An extension member extends distally from the major face between the first minor face and the second minor face, and is folded back over an edge of the major face to define a load-bearing surface. A lever coupled to a tray can contact and roll along the load bearing surface in response to an applied force to eject the tray from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: John Delianides
  • Patent number: 10044145
    Abstract: A connector including a pair of first terminals, a second terminal, a third terminal, and a body. The first terminals are differential signal terminals in spaced juxtaposition to each other. The second terminal is located on one side relative to and in spaced relation to one of the first terminals. The third terminal is located on the other side relative to and in spaced relation to the other first terminal. The body holds the terminals at least partially. The body includes a first portion between the first terminals, a second portion between the one first terminal and the second terminal, and a third portion between the other first terminal and the third terminal. The second portion has a second void, which extends from the one first terminal to the second terminal. The third portion has a third void, which extends from the other first terminal to the third terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hayato Kondo
  • Patent number: 10042132
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an optical module. The optical module comprises a housing; a circuit board is provided inside the housing, and a connecting finger pluggable in an optical module cage is provided on the circuit board. At least one reflector, which is located between the connecting finger and an optical port of the optical module and can reflect electromagnetic waves radiated onto a surface of the reflector, is provided between the circuit board and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD, HISENSE USA CORP., HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Xuxia Liu, Lin Yu
  • Patent number: 10033140
    Abstract: A connector is attachable to a front end of a cable in a front-rear direction. The cable comprises coated signal cables and an outer member which protects the signal cables. The connector comprises terminals, a holding member, a shell, an assigned portion and an impedance adjusting portion. The terminals are attached to the signal cables, respectively, under an attached state where the connector is attached to the front end of the cable. The holding member holds the terminals. The shell covers the holding member to have a predetermined surface which intersects with a perpendicular direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The assigned portion is located on the outer member of the cable under the attached state. The impedance adjusting portion is located forward of the assigned portion in the front-rear direction and located inward in the perpendicular direction in comparison with both the predetermined surface and the assigned portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hironori Kanda, Junichi Miyamoto, Masao Yamamoto, Takashi Tokunaga, Ryutaro Yamazaki, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara
  • Patent number: 10020603
    Abstract: A fine pitch high density high-speed orthogonal card edge connector includes at least one signal transmission assembly which includes a plug-in connector, a press-fit connector, and a PCB board. A side of the PCB board is provided with a row of first pads, and a side of the PCB board adjacent to the side where the first pads are located is provided with a row of second pads. Each first pad corresponds to one second pad one by one through the wiring of the PCB board. An extension line of each first pad is perpendicular to an extension line of each second pad. The plug-in connector is mounted on the side of the PCB board provided with the first pads and is connected to the first pads. The press-fit connector is mounted on the side of the PCB board provided with the second pads and is connected to the second pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Commercial Products (ChengDu) Co. LTD
    Inventors: Yunxiang Liu, Zhineng Fan, Lei Liao, Yaohua Hou, Luyun Yi
  • Patent number: 10008798
    Abstract: A connector having an insertion part into which a connection target is inserted; a plurality of first grooves provided inside insertion part so as to align along an alignment direction being perpendicular to the insertion direction of the connection target, first contact parts being respectively disposed in first grooves; a plurality of second grooves provided inside insertion part so as to oppose to first grooves, second contact parts being respectively disposed in second grooves; first partition wall partitioning adjacent first contact parts; and second partition wall partitioning adjacent second contact parts. At least one of the partition walls includes an elongated protrusion on its top surface in order to reduce capacitance between adjacent contact parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Narutoshi Hoshino, Masanori Ohkita, Katsutoshi Tohjo
  • Patent number: 10008788
    Abstract: An intermediate ground is provided in a vehicle. The intermediate ground can be located between one or more antennas and one or more processing systems. The intermediate ground can include a vehicle frame member (e.g., part of an A-pillar) and a ground bracket attached to the vehicle frame member. The ground bracket can include a body made of a conductive material. The body can include a first end region and a second end region opposite to the first end region. The first end region can include a frame engaging portion. At least a portion of the frame engaging portion can directly contact the vehicle frame member. The second end region being configured to support a plurality of electrical connectors thereon. The body can include an anti-rotation tab extending from the frame engaging portion. The anti-rotation tab can engage the vehicle frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming M. Meng, Alexander N. Barrus
  • Patent number: 9997850
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a circuit board including multiple lands arranged on a surface, and an electrical receptacle including multiple contacts electrically connected to the multiple lands, the electrical receptacle being installed on the circuit board, where at least two contacts are connected to at least one land among the multiple lands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Eun-Seok Hong, Won-Seob Kim
  • Patent number: 9986953
    Abstract: According to a method for producing a radiation detection unit, in a first step, a side portion of a first radiation detection module and a first protrusion are abutted. In a second step, a second radiation detection module is arranged within a region from which the first protrusion has been removed, and a side portion of the second radiation detection module and a second protrusion are abutted, after the first step. In a third step, each of the mounting portion of the first radiation detection module and the mounting portion of the second radiation detection module is arranged opposing a frame while spaced apart from the frame, and each of the first radiation detection module and the second radiation detection module is mounted on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Keisuke Nagura, Kento Matsushima, Mitsutoshi Sugiya
  • Patent number: 9985368
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing and a plurality of conductive terminals. The terminals are respectively provided in grooves of the housing. Each terminal has a portion fixed to the housing, an upper elastic portion extending from a top end of the fixed portion and a lower elastic portion extending from a bottom end of the fixed portion. The upper portion has a first arm extending from the fixed portion, a first contact section extending from the first arm, extending out of a top surface of the housing and bending, and a second arm extending from the first section, and a distal end of the second arm abuts against abutted structures in the corresponding groove when the first section is pressed down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Jun Deng, Masahiro Sakano, Cheng-Bing Qiu
  • Patent number: 9979141
    Abstract: A plug connector is provided in a plug housing and has a conductive braided wire that connects ends of a plurality of plug terminals opposite to contact points with receptacle terminals such that each plug terminal can move relatively to each other. A service plug has a plug connector and a receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Yasuda, Masaaki Iwabe
  • Patent number: 9980374
    Abstract: A support is provided for fabrication of an electronic device. The support includes at least one component to be protected and at least one three-dimensional element of a height at least equal to a height of the electronic component. The three-dimensional element is disposed laterally opposite the at least one component to be protected. The three-dimensional element is chiefly constituted of a permanent assembling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Stephane Pavageau, Xavier Lambert
  • Patent number: 9972943
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that may be modular, may be reliable and durable, and may provide a high signal quality. Examples may provide modular connector receptacles having a shielded housing around a tongue supporting a number of contacts. They may provide a high signal quality by using printed circuit boards as tongues and for routing signals, and they may be made durable by using through-hole contacting portions soldered to the printed circuit board and mechanically supported by a header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Jeon, Mahmoud R. Amini
  • Patent number: 9966679
    Abstract: The terminal is used within a card edge connector. Each terminal includes a base, a connecting tail extending downwardly form the base, first and second extending sections commonly extending upwardly from the base while spaced from each other, and first and second contacting sections respectively extending from the corresponding extending sections and into the central slot wherein all the base, the extending sections, the contacting sections and the connecting section lie in a same plane. The first contacting section is lower than the second contacting section. The first extending section is closer to the central slot than the second extending section is, and has more deflected regions thereof than the second extending section for increasing the length and the corresponding resiliency thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qin Xu, Zhuang-Xing Li, Wen-Jun Tang