Grounding Of Coupling Part Patents (Class 439/108)
  • Patent number: 10797443
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes multiple signal terminals and multiple ground terminals paired to form multiple terminal groups and arranged in one row in a body. One signal terminal and one ground terminal form a first terminal group. Two signal terminals form a second terminal group. One ground terminal and one signal terminal form a third terminal group. An arrangement order of the two terminals in the third terminal group is different from an arrangement order of the two terminals in the first terminal group. Each terminal has a conducting portion. The conducting portions of the terminals in a same terminal group bend in a same direction, and the conducting portions of the terminals in adjacent terminal groups bend in opposite directions. The second terminal group is located between the first terminal group and the third terminal group, and between the adjacent ground terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: You Hua Cai
  • Patent number: 10784608
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a substrate that includes a plurality of ground traces at first and second surfaces of the substrate, and a ground coupling assembly that couples pairs of ground traces at each of the first and second surfaces, and further couples the ground traces at the first surface to the ground traces at the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: 10784606
    Abstract: An electrical connector is mounted downward on a circuit board to mate with a mating member. The electrical connector includes an insulating body having a front end surface, where the front end surface is backward concavely provided with a mating slot for the mating member to be inserted therein, and at least one ground terminal. Each ground terminal has a main body provided on the insulating body. A first elastic arm and a second elastic arm extend forward from the main body. The first elastic arm has a first contact portion in downward contact with an upper shielding member. The second elastic arm has a second contact portion in downward contact with the mating member. The first contact portion is located in front of the second contact portion. An acting force by the first elastic arm counteracts a supporting force by the circuit board, preventing the insulating body from deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wei Jin Cheng, Wen Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10777941
    Abstract: Provided is a connector having a reduced profile that is capable of facilitating confirmation of the mounting on a circuit board and, simultaneously, demonstrating a satisfactory noise-shielding effect. A connector (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a first connector (20) equipped with a pair of outer peripheral walls (32) opposing each other and a fitting projection (33) formed between the pair of outer peripheral walls (32); and a second connector (70) equipped with a second insulator (80) having a fitting recess (83) fit to the fitting protruding (33) and a second shielding member (110) supported by the second insulator (80). When the first connector (20) and the second connector (70) are fitted to each other, the first shielding member (60) and the second shielding member (110) engage each other are partially spaced apart from the first insulator (30) and the second insulator (80), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Horino, Genta Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10770809
    Abstract: A terminal block includes an insulative body, a conductive member, an elastic sheet and a pressing member. The insulative body has a receiving room therein and is formed with a pressing hole and a wire hole, which separately communicate with the receiving room. The conductive member is received in the receiving room and has a seat and a contact portion tilted up from the seat. The elastic sheet is received in the receiving room. An end of the elastic sheet is in contact with the conductive member. The pressing member is disposed in the pressing hole and capable of moving toward the receiving room to push another end of the elastic member. The pressing member has a placement slot. Each of two sides of the placement slot has a blocking wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10756465
    Abstract: The first terminals have contact arm portions extending in a rectilinear manner in the direction of connector plugging and unplugging; the second terminals have convex contact point portions contactable with an intermediate portion of the contact arm portions in the same direction. When the stub portions of the contact arm portions are divided into a free end side range and a proximal end side range such that the center point of said stub portions in the direction of plugging and unplugging forms a boundary, in the arranged state of the first terminals, impedance at arbitrary locations in the direction of plugging and unplugging within the free end side range is larger than impedance at arbitrary locations in the plugging direction within the proximal end side range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Tamai, Shota Yamada, Clement Kam Lam Luk, Jeremy Buan, Ching-Chao Huang, Tadashi Ohshida
  • Patent number: 10720738
    Abstract: A transmission module of a high speed connector includes an insulating core and two rows of conductive terminals fixed to the insulating core and parallel to a width direction. Each of the conductive terminals includes an embedded segment fixed and embedded in the insulating core, a contacting segment, and a fixing segment, the latter two of which respectively extend from two opposite ends of the embedded segment. Each of the embedded segments has a minimum width within a range of 0.26-0.3 mm. Each of the touching segments includes a front extending portion having a maximum width within a range of 0.34-0.38 mm and a touching portion having a maximum width within a range of 0.23-0.27 mm. The embedded segments and the touching segments of one of the two rows of the conductive terminals are mirror-symmetrical to and face those of the other row of the conductive terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Greenconn Corp.
    Inventor: Kun-Shen Wu
  • Patent number: 10720721
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of electrical signal contacts carried by the dielectric housing, and a ground plate carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical signal contacts are arranged along a first plane, wherein the signal contacts define signal pairs. The signal contacts further define respective mating and mounting ends. The ground plate includes a ground plate body oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane and offset from the first plane. The ground plate body defines first and second opposed surfaces. The ground plate includes at least one rib that defines first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface of the rib projects from the first surface of the ground plate body in a direction toward the first plane between adjacent signal pairs, and the second surface is recessed into the second surface of the ground plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner
  • Patent number: 10714876
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a terminal module including a first unit having a first row of contacts, a second unit having a second row of contacts, and a shielding plate between the first and second units, each of the first and second units including a rear base and a front tongue, the rear base of the first unit being locked to the rear base of the second unit; and a shielding shell enclosing the terminal module, wherein the shielding plate has a pair of engaging arms, and the first unit has at a junction between the base and the tongue thereof two side portions locked to the pair of engaging arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10665973
    Abstract: A connector module for an electrical connector that has at least one wafer assembly with at least one conductive member and at least one contact wafer. The contact wafer includes a plurality of contacts including at least one signal contact and at least one ground contact. Each of the contacts has a board engagement end configured to engage a printed circuit board and a mating interface end opposite thereof and configured to connect with a contact of a mating connector module. A grounding gasket receives the board engagement ends of the contacts of the wafer assembly. The grounding gasket has at least one portion in electrical contact with the ground contact of the plurality of contacts. The ground contact of the contact wafer is in electrical contact with both the conductive member and the grounding gasket, thereby defining a grounding path through the connector module to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Philip T. Stokoe, Djamel Hamiroune
  • Patent number: 10658795
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a plurality of wires and a plurality of electrical contacts. The electrical contacts include contact sections and wire connection sections, and the wire connection sections of the electrical contacts are respectively connected to the wires. Two adjacent electrical contacts for transmitting signals have a first center distance and a reduced center distance. The first center distance is adjacent to the contact sections, and the reduced center distance is between the first center distance and the wire connecting sections. In addition, the first center distance is greater than the reduced center distance to improve signal integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BizLink International Corp.
    Inventors: Hsin-Tuan Hsiao, Kuo-Yang Tsai
  • Patent number: 10644453
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a shielded design that has wafers with signal terminals supported as edge-coupled terminal pairs for differential signaling. A ground shield is mounted on each wafer and provides a U-channel that partially shields each terminal pair. The wafers omit a ground terminal between adjacent terminal pairs. An insert can be provided to help connect the ground shield to a U-shield to provide U-shaped shielding structure substantially the entire way from a tail to a contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Laurx, Chien-Lin Wang, Vivek Shah
  • Patent number: 10644421
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a connector body that is formed of a first dielectric material defining a terminal cavity configured to receive an electrical terminal. The connector body defines a chamber that is separate from the terminal cavity. The chamber contains a second dielectric material that has a lower dielectric constant property than the first dielectric material, such as air. The connector body may be formed by as additive manufacturing process, such as 3D printing, stereolithography, digital light processing, fused deposition modeling, fused filament fabrication, selective laser sintering, selecting heat sintering, multi-jet modeling, multi-jet fusion, electronic beam melting, and laminated object manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Eric J. Smoll, Bao Q. Le, Joon Lee, Gerald A. Rhinehart, Jr., Scott P. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10644458
    Abstract: A shielded interconnect array and associated methods are described. Examples of the shielded interconnect array include socket connections that include conductive members with flexible bends. In examples shown, corresponding grounded conductive members with flexible bends are located adjacent to other conductive members with flexible bends to provide shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Youngseok Oh, Justin M Huttula, Mohanraj Prabhugoud, Ronald Kirby, Joe Walczyk, Erkan Acar
  • Patent number: 10637192
    Abstract: A dual orientation connector having a connector tab with first and second major opposing sides and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the connector tab. The plurality of contacts includes a first set of external contacts formed at the first major side and a second set of external contacts formed at the second major side. The first plurality of contacts are symmetrically spaced with the second plurality of contacts and the connector tab is shaped to have 180 degree symmetry so that it can be inserted and operatively coupled to a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two insertion orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Mathias W. Schmidt, Eric S. Jol, Jahan Minoo, Ian Spraggs, Cameron Frazier, Fletcher Rothkopf, Jonathan Aase, Wendell Sander, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi
  • Patent number: 10630010
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a plurality of signal conductors held within the housing. The housing includes a mating shroud protruding forward from a front wall of the housing and defining a port that receives a mating circuit card therein. Each of the signal conductors includes a mating contact disposed within the mating shroud and a mounting contact that projects beyond a bottom end of the housing to electrically connect to a circuit board. The mounting contacts are located within a termination area of the electrical connector. The housing defines a nesting cavity extending rearward from the front wall along the bottom end. The nesting cavity is disposed between the mating shroud and the termination area along a longitudinal axis of the electrical connector. The nesting cavity is configured to accommodate a discrete, second connector that is mounted to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Lincoln Tracy, David Patrick Orris, Chad William Morgan, Lucas Arthur Benson, Linda Ellen Shields
  • Patent number: 10624203
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an optical module, and relates to the field of optic fiber communications. A circuit according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes: a chip, which includes at least one wiring side, and on which there are arranged first signal interface pads arranged parallel to the wiring side; a circuit board on which there are arranged a number of second signal interface pads corresponding to the first signal interface pads, wherein at least two of the distances between the respective second signal interface pads and the wiring side are different from each other; and signal wires configured to connect the corresponding first signal interface pads and second signal interface pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sigeng Yang, Shijian Ben, Jingsheng Xia, Yongliang Huang
  • Patent number: 10622767
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes an outer housing, an inner housing received in the outer housing, and a circuit board received in the inner housing. The inner housing includes an insulative member. The circuit board includes a mating portion extending beyond the insulative member that is mated with a mating connector, and a body portion connected with the mating portion. The insulative member holds and supports the circuit board and is mated with the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 10608363
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted such that blades that hold in place arrays of multiple terminals extending in a direction of connection to counterpart connector components are secured in place by a pair of housing halves split in said direction of connection, thereby forming a single connecting unit and each of the respective paired housing halves can be mated with a counterpart connector component in the above-mentioned direction of connection, wherein: the paired housing halves have interengaging portions in opposed sections of said housing halves the interengaging portions provided in a first housing half are positioned overlappingly with the other interengaging portions provided in the other housing half in the above-mentioned direction of connection, and abutment between the wall surface of the first interengaging portions and the wall surface of the other interengaging portions is made possible in the thickness direction of the above-mentioned blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sano
  • Patent number: 10581188
    Abstract: A power interface, a mobile terminal, and a power adapter are disclosed. The power interface may include a main body, a plurality of spaced data pins, and a plurality of spaced power pins. The main body is configured to be connected to a circuit board. The data pins and power pins are connected to the main body and spaced from each other. Each of the power pins includes a conductive portion and an insulating portion connected with the conductive portion, and the conductive portion and the insulating portion are arranged along a width direction of each of the power pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Guodong Gu, Feifei Li
  • Patent number: 10581201
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a plurality of contacts received in the insulative housing, and a first conductive member (24). The contacts include a pair of first grounding contacts (212) for transmitting grounding signal, and a pair of first signal contacts (211) for transmitting a differential signal. The pair of first grounding contacts and the pair of first signal contacts are arranged in a first row. The pair of first signal contacts is disposed between the pair of first grounding contacts. The first conductive member is electrically connected with both of the first grounding contacts in at least two different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Kuei-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10574002
    Abstract: A lead frame module includes a lead frame including ground conductors and signal conductors interleaved with the ground conductors side-by-side. The ground and signal conductors have transition portions extending between mating ends and terminating ends. A dielectric holder supports the lead frame and at least partially surrounds the transition portions of the ground and signal conductors. The dielectric holder has a first side and a second side with wells in the first side open to the transition portions of the ground conductors. A printed metal layer is formed in situ on the first side of the dielectric holder and at least partially fills the wells and engages the ground conductors in the wells to electrically connect to the ground conductors. The printed metal layer electrically connect a plurality of the ground conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael Joseph Tryson, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10522931
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided, which includes a cage that defines a port and a card slot positioned in the port. Also included is a wafer set aligned with the card slot, the wafer set including a plurality of wafers that each support at least four terminals. The terminals are arranged so that two rows of contacts are provided, one row on a first side and one row on a second side of the card slot. Each wafer of the plurality of wafers includes an insulative frame, each terminal includes a beam portion cantilevered from the insulative frame supporting that terminal, and the cantilevered beam portion of at least one terminal of the at least four terminals has a molded material thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hazelton P. Avery, Pu Xie, Philip J. Dambach, Li Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10505319
    Abstract: A device direct-mounting shield connector configured to be installed in an opening section in a metal casing, includes a nonconductive connector housing and a metal shield shell. The connector housing has a cylindrical hood section which includes a terminal housing section. The metal shield shell is installed in the connector housing and covers a circumference of the terminal housing section. The shield shell integrally has an exposed section and a fastening section. The exposed section is configured to contact to a shield shell of the mating connector when the mating connector is fitted with the connector housing. The fastening section has a through hole at a rear end side of the connector housing. The shield shell is fastened to the casing by passing a bolt into the through hole and a bolt hole in the casing and by tightening the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noboru Hayasaka, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Hiroaki Ono, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10498055
    Abstract: A board to board connector assembly includes a male board connector, a female board connector, and an engagement structure for effectively engaging the male board connector with the female board connector. This assures effective engagement between the female and male board connectors even in the case of insufficient contact area therebetween, such that height of engagement between the female and male board connectors can be reduced desirably, making the board to board connector assembly well applicable to various miniaturized electronic devices. Moreover, the board to board connector assembly of the invention includes a plurality of conductors for simultaneously transmitting various signals, such that the number of connectors used in the electronic devices can be reduced. This also allows the board to board connector assembly to be readily applied to various miniaturized electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TARNG YU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying-Chung Chen, Mu-Jung Huang
  • Patent number: 10498086
    Abstract: An electrical connector configured for differential pairs with low in-pair skew. The connector may comprise lead frame assemblies, such as insert molded lead frame assemblies, with adjacent conductors configured for reduced skew by distributing skew correction throughout the transmission path through the lead frame assembly. Elongated air gaps are formed in a side of the housing, exposing the longer conductor of each pair. The elongated air gap may span the entire length of the arc of a longer conductor of each pair. The width of this air gap may be different for different pairs in the lead frame assembly and may be selected to cancel or prevent in-pair skew from arising. The width for each pair may be selected to tune the effective dielectric constant of the longer conductor such that its electrical length matches that of the shorter conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Madhumitha Rengarajan, Lewis Robin Johnson, Jan De Geest
  • Patent number: 10490952
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a cage member having a plurality of walls defining a module cavity for a pluggable module. The walls include a top wall, a bottom wall and side walls extending between the top and bottom walls. The side walls extend to a bottom edge at the bottom wall and include mounting pins extending from the bottom edge that each have a press-fit portion configured to be press fit in a plated via of a circuit board. The bottom wall has a generally planar bottom surface facing the circuit board and a generally planar top surface facing the module cavity. The bottom wall includes a locating feature extending below the bottom surface and having a datum surface configured to engage the circuit board. The datum surface is a predetermined distance from the top surface to set a position of the top surface relative to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Randall Robert Henry, Brandon Michael Matthews, James Charles Shiffler, Charles Jameson Valentine, Leo Joseph Graham
  • Patent number: 10492298
    Abstract: An assembly of a printed circuit board and a card edge connector for a memory module card includes a card edge connector and a printed circuit board. The card edge connector includes an insulated housing, and a plurality of terminals. The terminals are received in terminal slots formed in the insulated housing, and divided into a plurality of upper and lower terminal rows, respectively received in the terminal slots at two sides of the longitudinal direction. Each terminal row includes a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal. The printed circuit board has plated through holes and grounding via holes. The plated through holes are respectively located at two sides of an orthographic projection of the elongated slot of the card edge connector, and arranged into a plurality of upper rows and a plurality of lower rows at two sides of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Sung-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10446964
    Abstract: A high density connector and a wafer group are disclosed in this invention. The high density connector includes an insulating housing, which forms a guide bracket to provide a guiding and locking function for a plug connector. The wafer group includes two signal wafers and a grounding wafer, which are adjacent to be arranged. The two adjacent signal wafers make up a group. Signal terminals of the two adjacent signal wafers can form multiple differential pairs in an edge-coupled manner, thereby reducing the loss of signal transmission and improving the quality of differential signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: OUPIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 10439308
    Abstract: An electrical connector configured for insertion with a mating connector, including an insulating body that has a base and a tongue extending forward from the base. The tongue has a middle portion and a mating portion. The middle portion is connected to the mating portion and the base, and the middle portion having a thickness greater than that of the mating portion. Multiple terminals are provided, and each terminal has a connection portion. The connection portions are divided into an upper row and a lower row and fixed to the middle portion. A middle shielding sheet is insert molded into the tongue and located between the connection portions in the upper low and the lower row. The middle shielding sheet has at least one first protruding portion that extends out a side edge of the middle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wen Wei Lin, Li Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10439332
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulation body, at least one first terminal and at least one second terminal, and a middle grounding plate. The insulation body has a base and a tongue located in a front end of the base. The first terminal and the second terminal are arranged in the base in an upper row and a lower row, and exposed to an upper surface and a lower surface of the tongue. The middle grounding plate has a body portion fixed to the tongue, and located between the first terminal and the second terminal, the first terminal has a first front edge, the second terminal has a second front edge, and the first front edge, the second front edge and an edge in a front end of the body portion are located in a same vertical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wu Feng, Ya Jun Zeng, Nan Fang He, Jun Fan, Jin Ke Hu, Guo Sheng Zhou, Chin Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10439335
    Abstract: A multi-pole electric plug connector including a metallic housing. To ensure protective grounding of the housing, a bracket-shaped electrically conducting connector, which is resilient in the axial direction and laterally extends around a contact holder in the housing, and which is axially elastically pushed down by the housing so that contact is made with the housing, and through which a grounding contact extends so as to connect the housing to the grounding contact in an electrically conducting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT Connector Technology GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Hieber
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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