Having Circuit Interrupting Provision Effected By Mating Or Having "dead" Contact Activated After Mating Patents (Class 439/188)
  • Patent number: 11019730
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly includes an electrically nonconductive base, a first electrical contact supported by the base and a second electrical contact supported by the base such that the first contact and the second contact are separated by a space. The first electrical contact is configured to engage a first external conductive circuit element and the a second electrical contact is configured to engage a second external conductive circuit element. The first contact and the second contact are configured such that a portion of the first contact and a portion of the second contact converge as the base moves in a first direction relative to the first and second external conductive circuit elements and diverge as the base moves in a second direction relative to the first and second external conductive circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen McGarry Hatch
  • Patent number: 11015750
    Abstract: The invention provides a pipeline detection device and method, which is applicable to a pipeline system of an automobile. A main pipeline of the pipeline system is connected with a male connector via a connection terminal, and a conductive structure is provided at the connection terminal. An anode end of the detection circuit is connected with a power supply end of an ECU unit of the automobile, and a cathode end of the detection circuit is connected with a ground end of the ECU unit. In this way, when the connection terminal correctly connects the main circuit with the male connector, the conductive structure is in conducting state, so that a current loop is formed between the detection circuit and the ECU unit, and whether an abnormality occurs in the pipeline system is detected based on a voltage on the detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Tianjin Datro Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weixin Jia, Jiangfeng Mou
  • Patent number: 10978819
    Abstract: Sockets that have a simplified design and are readily manufactured, and also provide easy access for users to change cards while allowing the use of thinner device enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud R. Amini, James M. Jeon
  • Patent number: 10978827
    Abstract: A diagnostic port connector for a vehicle that includes a locking mechanism is disclosed. The system can comprise a connector body, such as a male OBD-II connector. The connector can include a plurality of connector pins, with the pins capable of passing signals and messages from the vehicle's on board diagnostic system to a device in electrical communication with the connector. The connector can also include a connection retention component. The connection retention component can be configured to maintain a connection between male connectors and female connection ports by interfering with a protruding portion of the female connection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: I.D. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Ehrman, Vladimir Yakhnich
  • Patent number: 10971869
    Abstract: A device for protecting a plug-in connection between a first power plug of an electric appliance and a switchable power socket. The switchable power socket has a socket for receiving the first power plug and a second power plug for coupling the switchable power socket to an electrical mains. The device has a wall which, when the device is installed, at least partially surrounds the switchable power socket with the first power plug plugged therein. The wall is formed with a plug-side recess in which the second power plug at least partially penetrates the wall. The wall covers the first power plug at least partially, when the device is installed, in order to prevent the first power plug from being pulled out of the socket. A sensor detects whether or not the wall surrounds the switchable power socket and informs a control unit that controls the electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Kay-Uwe Clemens, Rafael Kirschner, Philip Laukart
  • Patent number: 10950965
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact element arrangement consisting of a shaped sheet metal part, wherein at least two contact elements, which are spaced apart from each other and extend away from a flat base plate of the sheet metal part, are shaped from the sheet metal part and wherein the one contact element forms a substantially cylindrical contacting portion for mounting a pin-shaped counter contact by insertion and wherein the second contact element is formed as a contact spring bent in an S-shape over two bending portions, the contact spring forming a contact point facing away from the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Annecke, Claus Dullin
  • Patent number: 10923840
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to providing power over a universal serial bus (USB) connection and particularly, but not exclusively, to devices, methods, and systems related to a (USB) technology for reducing energy consumption by a USB receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: RAFFEL SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Li, Douglas A. Dorn, Jason D. Rohloff, Justin R. Saul
  • Patent number: 10913523
    Abstract: An adaptable modular power system (AMPS) is hierarchical in a number of ways. AMPS modules connect to a backplane, and one or multiple AMPS backplanes can form an AMPS domain. At the same time, the vehicle electronics is modular, with various payload boxes needing to communicate with each other. A common power and signaling cable is provided to interconnect payload boxes. A dedicated connector system is also provided so that AMPS modules may communicate, control, receive data, and supply and receive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LIQUID ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Brennan, Casper G. Otten, David B. Walker, Timothy James Ong, Daniel Peter Moroni
  • Patent number: 10886673
    Abstract: A remote controlled extension cord. The extension cord has a wire attached to a plug with an integrated base. The base serves to cradle a remote control, which is used to turn power on/off to the extensions on the cord. The extension cord has a number of advanced operations, for example a sequential flash operation which cycles power between all of the individual sockets in the extension cord in sequence, and then repeats the sequence. This can all be controlled by the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Click, LLC
    Inventor: Michael McClurkan
  • Patent number: 10879711
    Abstract: Roaming electronic devices (4) are recharged on a flat recharging surface provided with wide contact zones, by using an adapter (3) which defines two electrically conductive terminals (B1, B2) of small section in an outer face (F2) of a strip of the adapter. For each device to be powered, provision is made:—to stick an inner face of the strip (B) against a face (6) of the device and engage a connector (20) in the device on the side of a bent part (21) of the strip;—to place the adapter between the device and the recharging surface to allow conduction from two of the contact zones, the terminals being spaced apart by a predetermined distance (c) very much greater than their section size; and to selectively supply contact zones with current, for these zones on which the two terminals bear to be in an operational state and allow the recharging via the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ENERGYSQUARE SAS
    Inventors: Daniel Lollo, Timothée Le Quesne, Gilles Rougon, Rokhaya Kane, Matthieu Poidatz
  • Patent number: 10856107
    Abstract: A method and system for broadcasting a beacon identifier identifying the beacon system from the beacon system to a user device, receiving the beacon identifier at a content determination system from the user device, determining contextual content at the content determination system based on the beacon identifier, transmitting the contextual content from the content determination system to the user device, where the user device automatically transmits the contextual content to the first beacon system in response to receiving the contextual content, receiving the contextual content at the beacon system from the user device, and controlling the output display with the beacon system to present the contextual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Estimote Polska Sp z o.o.
    Inventors: Marcin Mycek, Michal Sznajder, Grzegorz Krukiewicz-Gacek, Lukasz Kostka, Jakub Krzych
  • Patent number: 10847921
    Abstract: A test plug has a housing with a first side that has inputs for receiving various connection types, a second side having blades and fingers extending thereform, and a base. The first side extends at an oblique angle from the base, providing accessibility to the input connections thereon. The second side is capable of a removable connection to a test switch in which the fingers separate the current jack contacts before the electrical connection between the test plug blades and test switch jaws is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Malbin Jose Mendoza, Todd Gentile, Prerak Shah, Arkady Oksengorn
  • Patent number: 10847906
    Abstract: A connection switching device is provided which connects a plug, having a plug pin connected to an inspecting circuit, to a receptacle connector connecting an antenna and a transmission/reception circuit, and switches a connection to a parallel connection where the inspection circuit is connected to the antenna and to the transmission/reception circuit. The receptacle connector includes a first contact, a second contact, and a normally closed terminal that is brought into elastic contact with the first contact and the second contact. The plug includes a first plug pin being brought into contact with the first contact, a second plug pin being brought into contact with the second contact, and an insulating projection being inserted between at least one of the first and second contacts and the normally closed terminal to insulate between the at least one of the first and second contacts and the normally closed terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Yanase, Kiyoshi Asai, Hiroyasu Kamatani
  • Patent number: 10826286
    Abstract: A device for jump starting a vehicle with a depleted vehicle battery includes a power supply, a detecting unit, a microcontroller unit (MCU), and two output ports. At least one of the at least one of the two output ports may include a clamp. The detecting unit may be configured to detect a signal indicative of an open/closed state of the clamp. The microcontroller unit (MCU) may be configured to cut off an electrical connection of the clamp with a power supply of a booster basing on the detected signal indicative of the closed state of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: SHEN ZHEN JQB INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., JUST QUALITY BATTERY INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weilong Guo, Huihong Tang, Waihon Cheung, Mingchung Mui
  • Patent number: 10806445
    Abstract: A chip assembly for use in a surgical stapler is provided. The chip assembly includes a housing assembly and a plug assembly. The housing assembly includes a base member, seal member, and a circuit board assembly. The base member defines a cavity for receipt of the circuit board assembly and the seal member is configured to be received about an open end of the base member. The plug assembly is configured to selectively engage the open end of the base member. The plug assembly includes a plug member and first and second contact members extending from the plug member. The first and second contact members are configured to be received within the cavity defined by the base member and engage the circuit board assembly when the plug assembly engages the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Christopher Penna, Jonathan W. Sapienza, Anne Nelson, Paul D. Richard
  • Patent number: 10804623
    Abstract: A female connector includes a female terminal and a female-side insulator. The female terminal is connected to a male terminal of a male connector including the male terminal having a tubular male-side connecting body and including a male-side insulator covering an end surface of the male-side connecting body. The female terminal has a tubular female-side connecting body defining a female-side space in which the male-side connecting body is inserted and fitted, and has a tubular accommodating portion defining an accommodation space for accommodating and retaining the female-side insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuya Minamino
  • Patent number: 10797412
    Abstract: A high frequency electrical connector that has a conductive shell supporting at least one signal contact therein with a front end for mating with a mating connector and a back end opposite the front end for electrically connecting to a printed circuit board or a coaxial cable. A primary ground connection is located inside of the conductive shell and a secondary ground connection separate from the primary ground connection is located either inside or outside of the conductive shell. The primary and secondary grounding connections define separate grounding paths of the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Owen R. Barthelmes, Michael A. Hoyack
  • Patent number: 10784626
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plug and a sliding lock element. The plug includes an inserting portion, a cover portion, and a first sidewall portion. The cover portion covers one end of the inserting portion. The first sidewall portion is perpendicularly connected to the cover portion. A gap is formed between the first sidewall portion and the inserting portion. The sliding lock element is assembled on the plug. The sliding lock element includes a lid portion, a vertical extension portion, and a fitting portion. The lid portion slidably covers the cover portion of the plug. The vertical extension portion is perpendicularly connected to the lid portion. The fitting portion is connected to the vertical extension portion and extends toward the lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SPEED TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Sen Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Hsueh, Ken Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10777919
    Abstract: Electrical contact clips for use in utility locating operations to couple signals from a transmitter to a hidden or buried utility via direct electrical contact are disclosed. In one embodiment, a clip includes a base assembly and a jaw assembly having a plurality of jaws coupled to the base assembly, wherein each jaw is independently movably openable and closeable to secure to a target utility, a handle element on the base assembly having a utility selector element for selecting a utility type, and a contact element on the jaw assembly to directly conductively couple electrical signals onto a utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Allen P. Hoover, Jan Soukup, James F. Kleyn
  • Patent number: 10714868
    Abstract: It is aimed to suppress a projecting amount from a printed board. A male connector (M) is mounted on a printed board (P). A male connector housing (30) is formed with an inner receptacle (31) formed into a tubular shape open in one direction and fittable in a sealed state into a space between a terminal accommodating portion (4) and an outer tube portion (6) in a female connector (F) and an outer receptacle (33) formed into a tubular shape open in the same direction as the inner receptacle (31) while surrounding the inner receptacle (31), the outer tube portion (6) of the female connector (F) is fittable between the inner receptacle (31) and the outer receptacle (33), and the outer receptacle (33) is mountable on the printed board (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetwoeks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10678001
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector arrangement includes a printed circuit board coupled to a connector housing. The printed circuit board includes a memory storage device that is configured to store physical layer information pertaining to the fiber optic connector arrangement. The printed circuit board also defines contacts that are electrically coupled to the memory storage device to enable the physical layer information to be read from the memory storage device by a media reading interface. A connector assembly includes at least one adapter assembly; a printed circuit board; and a media reading interface. The connector assembly also may include a tactile pressure sensor. The adapter assembly defines at least a first port and a second port that are configured to connect optical fibers of two connector arrangements. One or more connector assemblies can be mounted to a fiber panel system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark Smrha, Michael D. Schroeder, Michael Gunderson, Vern Loch
  • Patent number: 10673169
    Abstract: Method of operating a connector apparatus having a female connector assembly and a male connector assembly. The female connector assembly includes a female housing, a connector position assurance (CPA) member for assuring the engagement of the male connector assembly with the female connector assembly, and a first terminal position assurance (TPA) member for assuring that terminals for the female connector assembly are positioned properly. The female housing further includes a connector latch used to securely hold together a connector apparatus. The female housing has TPA protection ribs and CPA protection walls. The male housing has TPA protection ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khalid Jabrane, Franklin A. Holub, Rajit Abraham
  • Patent number: 10663737
    Abstract: A magnetically detachable head-mounted-display strap-interface apparatus may include (1) a strap that includes an electrical accessory that necessitates an electrical connection to a head-mounted display and (2) a mount coupled to the strap that includes (a) an interface that is mateable and demateable to an opposing interface of the head-mounted display, (b) an electrical connector that is configured to provide the electrical connection from the electrical accessory to the head-mounted display when contacting an opposing electrical connector of the head-mounted display, and (c) a magnetic element that magnetically couples the interface and the opposing interface of the head-mounted display by attracting an opposing magnetic element of the head-mounted display and enables the interface to be decoupled from the opposing interface of the head-mounted display and the electrical connector to be disconnected from the opposing electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lesley Ribble Magrath, Paul Bongkyu Koh
  • Patent number: 10571641
    Abstract: An adapter assembly includes a single-piece or two-piece multi-fiber adapter defining a recess at which a contact assembly is disposed. The adapter assemblies can be disposed within adapter block assemblies or cassettes, which can be mounted to moveable trays. Both ports of the adapters disposed within adapter block assemblies are accessible. Only one port of each adapter disposed within the cassettes are accessible. Circuit boards can be mounted within the block assemblies or cassettes to provide communication between the contact assemblies and a data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cyle D. Petersen, Bruce Ogren, Scott C. Sievers, Thomas Marcouiller
  • Patent number: 10547126
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a contact, an electric wire connection spring connecting an electric wire to the contact, and a housing. The housing includes a contact accommodating portion receiving the contact, a mechanism accommodating portion receiving the electric wire connection spring, and a lock arm supported on the contact accommodating portion in front of the mechanism accommodating portion and configured to catch a mating connector. The mechanism accommodating portion has a front opening disposed between a rear end portion of the lock arm and the electric wire connection spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Kazuya Riku
  • Patent number: 10547146
    Abstract: A modular connector including a pair of energizable contacts that facilitate an electrical path which may be de-energized by a switch component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sentinel Connector Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brennan, Justin Wagner
  • Patent number: 10522928
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electric connector plug, an electric connector socket and an electric connector assembly, which are applied to the butting of connector for a power supply, and capable of avoiding the generation of spark in butting and reducing supply temperature in butting. The electric connector plug, electric connector socket, and electric connector assembly are functional in non-directional butting and can supply large current to electronic apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SUZHOU E-CONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ling-Ming Tang, Qi-Shun Feng, Liang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10490942
    Abstract: An anti-off socket includes a socket body defining therein an insertion space for receiving a blade of a plug, a locking mechanism including an elastic latch that has a positioning segment affixed to the socket body and an abutting segment extended from the positioning segment and inserted into the insertion space for allowing insertion of a blade of a plug into the insertion space and stopping the inserted blade from backward displace relative to the socket body after the inserted blade entered the insertion space, and a release mechanism including a release member mounted in the socket body and operable to release the elastic latch from the inserted blade of the plug for allowing removal of the plug from the socket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: EXITO ELECTRONICS CO. , LTD.
    Inventor: Meng-Hsiu Wu
  • Patent number: 10483686
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a high-safety power strip comprising a power strip body, having a plurality of three-hole and/or two-hole jacks for connecting with at least one plug; and a protective housing having an opening at one side thereof, the protective housing being connected with the power strip body, the jacks are located in the protective housing and face an inner wall of the protective housing. As the power strip of the invention comprises a protective housing, and the protective housing is covered outside the power strip body to prevent water or other liquid from splashing into the jacks of the power strip body, thus avoiding water or other liquid entering into the interior of the power strip body through the jacks. Therefore, the power strip of the invention has relatively high safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen HUYUAN Electric Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinlong Tang
  • Patent number: 10476188
    Abstract: Printed circuit boards (PCBs) may include embedded lateral connectors. The embedded lateral connectors may be configured to enable components to quickly couple to or plug into a PCB, thus saving time to form connections. The embedded lateral connectors may also reduce weight and/or size by avoiding need for bulky tradition collections with conventional components (e.g., solders, external pin connectors, etc.). The connectors may include male connectors, female connectors, and/or mounting connectors. The connectors may be configured to connect multiple PCBs together, such as using a stacked configuration, which may enable reducing a volume of space needed in a housing for the PCBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William Mische
  • Patent number: 10476187
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to providing power over a universal serial bus (USB) connection and particularly, but not exclusively, to devices, methods, and systems related to a (USB) technology for reducing energy consumption by a USB receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Raffel Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Li, Douglas A. Dorn, Jason D. Rohloff, Justin R. Saul
  • Patent number: 10461469
    Abstract: This invention discloses an information robot apparatus, comprising a robot body, a plug body, a socket body, a plug groove arranged in one end face of the socket body, a first sliding cavity communicated with the plug groove, a second sliding cavity communicated with the extending tail end of the first sliding cavity, a third sliding cavity arranged in the socket body. Wherein the tail end of the bottom of a rotating shaft extends into the third sliding cavity and is fixedly connected with the tail end of the top of an adjusting threaded rod. Therefore, it is convenient to quickly plug in and take out after disconnection with power; meanwhile, the automatic control of the power supply and the disconnection with power before taking out can be realized, so that the operation safety is greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Wenling Haoda Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiaoling Hu
  • Patent number: 10454223
    Abstract: The present application describes a connector assembly, a circuit board assembly, a cable assembly and to a method of manufacturing a connector assembly. A connector assembly comprises a shroud; and a plurality of co-axial radio frequency connectors at least partially received in the shroud such that the shroud extends around each radio frequency connector and between adjacent radio frequency connectors. The shroud comprises at least one piece of radiowave absorption material arranged to absorb radio frequency energy leaking or dispersing from the radio frequency connectors in use. Another connector assembly comprises a body, a plurality of radio frequency connectors at least partially received in the body, and a conductive foil integrally formed with the body and partially extending beyond the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ETL SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Esen Bayar, Daniel Mapp
  • Patent number: 10454209
    Abstract: A connector position assurance (CPA) device for assuring the full engagement of a female connector assembly and a male connector assembly in a connector apparatus, and the connector apparatus having the female connector assembly and the male connector assembly engaged together when the CPA device is at a full-lock position. Prior to the CPA device being at a full-lock position, the female connector assembly, with the CPA device at a pre-lock position therein, enters the male connector assembly for engagement thereto. At such time, protruding members of a flexible member of the female connector assembly enter a side elongated slot of the male connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Franklin Holub, Jong Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10446950
    Abstract: A method of forming a shield terminal from sheet metal having a tubular first portion having a single seam and aligned with a first axis and a second tubular portion having two seams radially opposed to one another and aligned with a second axis that is oriented at a right angle to the first axis, an inner insulator disposed within the shield terminal, and an outer housing defining a cylindrical cavity in which the tubular first portion of the shield terminal is disposed. Edges of the single seam and edges of the two seams are joined solely by the disposition of the tubular first portion in the cylindrical cavity. The shield terminal formed by this method is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 10436816
    Abstract: A test coaxial connector has a probe portion with a small height, and prevents breakage of a switch-equipped coaxial connector even when the test coaxial connector is not properly fitted to the switch-equipped coaxial connector. The test coaxial connector includes a housing and a probe housed in the housing. The probe is formed of one continuous structure having elasticity, the structure including a contact at or near an end portion of the structure and including, at or near another end portion of the structure, a connection portion to which a central conductor of a coaxial cable is to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichi Kenzaki
  • Patent number: 10424871
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle including a body having a plurality of electrical connections, a device face connected to the body and movable with respect to the body, a plurality of electrical plug contacts positioned behind the device face, and wherein the electrical plug contacts retain an electrical plug prong at a first tension when the device face is in a first position and the electrical plug contacts retain the electrical plug prong at a second tension when the device face is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baldwin, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 10411382
    Abstract: A contact element for electrically connecting an electrical conductor with an electrical assembly includes two contact rails extending in a longitudinal direction. The rails are arranged one above the other and are at a distance from one another in a contact direction and are also connected to each other via a connection piece. The connection piece is arranged at a first side of the contact rails and extends in the longitudinal direction and in the contact direction so that the contact element is formed in an approximately U-shaped manner in a cross section transversely to the longitudinal direction which runs through the connection piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Sichmann, Stefan Aporius
  • Patent number: 10396480
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a plug insulated housing, first plug terminals, and second plug terminals. The plug insulated housing includes a bottom wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and two end walls connected to the first side wall and the second side wall to enclose an insertion cavity. First plug-terminal assembling portions are on the first side wall. Second plug-terminal assembling portions are on the second side wall. The first plug-terminal assembling portions correspond to the second plug-terminal assembling portions in a one-to-one manner. The first plug terminals include one or more pair of first plug signal terminals. The second plug terminals include one or more pair of second plug signal terminals. The pair of the first plug signal terminals is shifted relative to the pair of the second plug signal terminals along a transversal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ching Lee, Mao-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Feng Yu, Ta-Teh Meng
  • Patent number: 10389043
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a contact, a housing retaining the contact, and a lock arm configured to catch a mating connector. The lock arm has an arm main body integrally formed with the housing and a releasing operation portion formed separately from the housing and attached to the arm main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Kazuya Riku
  • Patent number: 10355404
    Abstract: A housing (12) of a board connector (10) to be connected to a circuit board (P) is disposed such that a connection surface to a mating connector (50) is exposed to outside through an opening (41) of a case (40) capable of accommodating the circuit board (P) inside. The housing (12) includes outer locking protrusions (31) for locking a peripheral edge part of the opening (41) of the case (40) from outside of the case (40) so that the board connector (10) will not displace into the case (40) due to forces exerted by a mating connector (50) during a connection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Hirai, Mitsunori Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10312651
    Abstract: An electronic device adapted to be detachably assembled to a lamp holder having a lamp socket is provided. The electronic device includes an adaptor module and a functional module. The adaptor module includes a lamp connector corresponding to the lamp socket, a first connector electrically connected to the lamp connector, and a first engaging member adjacent to the first connector. The functional module includes a second connector and a second engaging member. The second engaging member of the functional module is detachably connected to the first engaging member of the adaptor module. When the functional module is assembled to the adaptor module, the second connector is electrically connected to the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Chien Lai, Chia-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 10312641
    Abstract: A remote controlled extension cord. The extension cord has a wire attached to a plug with an integrated base. The base serves to cradle a remote control, which is used to turn power on/off to the extensions on the cord. The extension cord has a number of advanced operations, for example a sequential flash operation which cycles power between all of the individual sockets in the extension cord in sequence, and then repeats the sequence. This can all be controlled by the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Click, LLC
    Inventor: Michael McClurkan
  • Patent number: 10258787
    Abstract: A cutaneous medical device having a main part containing an electrical energy source that can generate an electric current and electronic components that form part of an electric circuit; and at least one removable cutaneous electrode comprising an electric plug. The electrode is intended to be in electric contact with a user. The electrode also includes at least one base which is positioned on a first face of the main part and can be electrically connected to the at least one removable cutaneous electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Simon Perraud, Nicolas Karst
  • Patent number: 10243296
    Abstract: A safety socket includes a main body, a first and second conductive seat, a first and second electric connection plates, a first and second insulated member and a first and second conductive plates. A first and second position block projects outwardly from first and second chambers of the main body. The first conductive seat includes a first clamp couch having two first clamp arms, one of which is formed with a first recess permitting extension of the first position block. The second conductive seat includes a second clamp couch having two second arms, one of which is formed with a second recess permitting extension of the second position block. The present safety socket has lesser components, easy to assemble and low in manufacturing cost, double safety measures. Addition of a switch device enhances the anti-shock effect and prevents occurrence of electrical discharge phenomenon and/or arc light phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Hung Shang Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Yuan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10236633
    Abstract: A plug connector for connection with a mating connector in a plugging direction comprises a plug housing having a receptacle and a short circuiting bridge held in a plugging position in the receptacle. The short circuiting bridge has a pair of short circuiting contacts accessible from outside the plug connector counter to the plugging direction. The short circuiting bridge is movable about the plugging position within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Listing, Stefan Siegert, Wolfgang Balles, Joachim Toboldt
  • Patent number: 10229806
    Abstract: A plug comprises power contacts and a trip jumper having jumper contacts configured to make a trip connection, during a plugging action with the plug and a receptacle, with mating trip contacts in the receptacle. When the receptacle is connected to electrical power during the plugging action, a current over the trip connection can cause disconnection of a receptacle power contact from the power. A receptacle comprises receptacle power contacts and a trip circuit having receptacle trip contacts configured to make a trip connection, during a plugging action with the receptacle and plug, with mating trip contacts in the plug. When the receptacle is connected to electrical power during the plugging action, a current over the trip connection can cause disconnection of power to a receptacle power contact. A system can have an electrical device with a line cord connected to the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, Byron S. Green, Robert K. Mullady, Jeffrey A. Newcomer, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, John S. Werner
  • Patent number: 10216682
    Abstract: A method of provisioning cards in a rack mount system, by selecting a desired configuration file from a library of configuration files, and copying the configuration file into a memory device. The memory device is inserted into the rack mount system and powered up. Whereupon the configuration file automatically and without any further user intervention provisions a card of the rack mount system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: epro GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Tegeder, Sven Wermers, Hilmar Hermens
  • Patent number: 10211576
    Abstract: A connector with self-powered mating detection is disclosed. An example disclosed connector pair includes a first connector. The example connector pair also includes a piezoelectric sensor attached to the first connector. The example piezoelectric sensor generates a voltage when the first connector and a second connector are mated. The example piezoelectric sensor generates a voltage when the first connector and a second connector are unmated. The example connector pair also includes a memory circuit electrically coupled to the piezoelectric sensor to record a connection event in response to detecting voltage generated by the piezoelectric sensor(s). Additionally, the example connector pair includes an RFID circuit electrically coupled to the memory circuit. The example RFID circuit transmits the connection events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Amin Emrani
  • Patent number: 10187515
    Abstract: A method of providing a telecommunications service using a network interface device (NID) is provided. The method includes connecting a provider line to one or more protector assemblies connected to a ground bar and configured to conduct current surges from the NID to ground. The one or more protector assemblies are electrically connected to an insulation displacement connector (IDC) module. An outgoing jack module wire is connected to the IDC module by inserting the outgoing jack module wire into a wire insertion hole of the IDC module to receive signals from the provider line. The outgoing jack module wire is electrically connected to a jack module outside the NID thereby providing a demarcation point. An incoming jack module wire is electrically connected to the jack module for carrying signals back to the NID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Crane, Christian Shane Duran, John Austin Keenum, Rodger Alan Tenholder