Having Circuit Interrupting Provision Effected By Mating Or Having "dead" Contact Activated After Mating Patents (Class 439/188)
  • Patent number: 9948036
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing; terminals inserted in the housing from a first side of the housing; a short circuit terminal inserted in the housing from a second side of the housing, having contact pieces configured to contact the terminals respectively, and connecting the terminals to each other; and a front holder attached to the housing from the second side of the housing, configured to retain the terminals in the housing, and having a displacement portion. The displacement portion of the front holder attached to the housing displaces the contact pieces of the short circuit terminal inserted in the housing with the terminals not inserted in the housing, by a prescribed distance in a direction of separating the contact pieces from the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Noritaka Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 9876295
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a first connection terminal and a second connection terminal that come into electrical contact with a plug connector, and a socket housing having an insertion opening for the plug connector. The first connection terminal is provided with a switch contact piece and a terminal body that comes into electrical contact with the plug connector. The switch contact piece has an opening contact point portion that comes into pressure contact with the plug connector, a short-circuit contact point portion, and an elastic arm that elastically supports the opening contact point portion and the short-circuit contact point portion and that is elastically deformed when the opening contact point portion is pressed by the plug connector, and thereby brings the short-circuit contact point portion out of contact with the second connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Kiichi Hori
  • Patent number: 9876308
    Abstract: A connector part which is a female connector part for engagement with a male connector part having a pin. A connector body has a front portion with an opening for receiving a pin of a male connector part. A chamber inside the connector body is filled with dielectric liquid. A shuttle pin is configured to seal the opening in the front portion of the connector body when the connector part is in a de-mated state. The shuttle pin is moveable rearwardly into a rear portion of the connector body during mating. The first latching mechanism latches the shuttle pin to the pin of the male connector part during mating. A second latching mechanism in the rear portion of the connector body inside a fluid-filled chamber latches at least one of the shuttle pin or the pin towards the connector body in a mated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Trevor Jones, Christopher Plant
  • Patent number: 9847569
    Abstract: An modular antenna for integration with an Internet of Things (IoT) hub and associated systems and methods. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a modular antenna to be used with an embedded Internet of Things (IoT) hub having a plurality of wireless communication interfaces, the modular antenna comprising an interface component and an antenna component; the interface component comprising a first plurality of pins or pads to electrically couple the module antenna to the embedded IoT hub; and the antenna component comprising a plurality of antennas to be electrically coupled to the first plurality of pins or pads, thereby electrically coupling each of the plurality of antennas to one of the plurality of wireless communication interfaces of the embedded IoT hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Zakaria, Joe Britt, Houman Forood
  • Patent number: 9836037
    Abstract: A method, system or computer usable program product for controlling power emission from a socket to a plug including providing a first unit connected to the socket with full power emission disabled and a second unit connected to the plug, each unit with a signal generation capability, establishing a handshake protocol between the first and second units, and responsive to a successful handshake protocol between the first and second units, the first unit enabling full power emission from the socket to the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: ChunHui Y. Higgins, William P. Higgins
  • Patent number: 9838761
    Abstract: An intelligent network patch field management system is provided that includes active electronic hardware, firmware, mechanical assemblies, cables, and software that guide, monitor, and report on the process of connecting and disconnecting patch cords plugs in an interconnect or cross-connect patching environment. The system is also capable of monitoring patch cord connections to detect insertions or removals of patch cords or plugs. In addition, the system can map embodiments of patch fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Ronald A. Nordin, Shahriar B. Allen
  • Patent number: 9837184
    Abstract: A high-voltage insulator has an insulating body which is arranged around a high-voltage conductor. The high-voltage insulator has a damping chamber which at least partially engages around the insulating body and which is filled with an electrically insulating damping medium for damping an action of external mechanical force on the insulating body. A transformer bushing for routing a high-voltage conductor out of a transformer housing in an electrically insulating manner is further disclosed. The transformer bushing is characterized in that the transformer bushing contains a high-voltage insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Paul Juntermanns, Achim Langens
  • Patent number: 9818248
    Abstract: A compound and securable key is disclosed in the present invention. It includes a printed circuit board, a fingerprint sensor, a micro control unit, and a housing. The present invention provides a key structure with combination of a physical key patterns and biometrics for identification. The key is convenient to carry, difficult to duplicate. It is also has advantages such as low cost, easy use, and compact size of biometric module. The invention enhances security of keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sunasic Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Chi-Chou Lin
  • Patent number: 9793657
    Abstract: A high-profile electrical connector includes a terminal module, a metallic shell and a metallic supporting member. The terminal module has an insulative housing and a plurality of conductive terminals. The insulative housing has a base portion provided with a mounting face and an insulative mating portion. The conductive terminals have contacting portions and connecting legs. The metallic shell shielding around the terminal module has a metallic mating portion surrounding around the insulative mating portion and a plurality of printed circuit board mounting legs. The metallic mating portion has a lower face which is higher than the mounting face. The metallic supporting member has a supporting plate used for supporting the lower face and at least a supporting leg extending downwardly. The supporting plate is higher than the mounting face so that the supporting plate is spaced from an upper surface of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Juan Du, Chun-Ming Yu, Guo-Hua Zhang, Liang Gong
  • Patent number: 9780502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical plug connector for a safety restraint system, preferably for an airbag ignition system. The plug connector includes at least two contact terminals assigned to the plug connector and a shorting clip that is configured to short-circuit the at least two contact terminals in an uncoupled or incorrectly coupled condition of the plug connector. The shorting clip includes at least two contact blades. Each contact blade is electrically connected with one of the at least two contact terminals. Each of the contact blades includes at least one cutting edge. The cutting edges contact each other such that one edge cuts the other when the plug connector is in an uncoupled or incorrectly coupled condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Nuetzel, Michael Gunreben, Vincent Regnier, Frank Odoerfer
  • Patent number: 9755349
    Abstract: A connector assembly and system assembling an electric connector assembly are provided. The connector assembly includes a connector housing having a plurality of terminal cavities greater than the predetermined number of electric connections so as to define an empty terminal cavity and a filled terminal cavity. The connector housing further includes a blocking member. The blocking member is the blocking member disposed within each of the empty terminal cavities. Accordingly, the blocking member closes off each of the empty terminal cavities so as to prevent fluid transfer between the terminal positioning assurance member and the connector positioning assurance member so as to prevent fluid and debris transfer between the terminal positioning assurance member and the connector positioning assurance member, or stated in another way, prevents fluid and debris transfer between the first open end and the second open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Kim, Joseph Lanzotti
  • Patent number: 9744472
    Abstract: An illuminated modular decorative article includes a base control panel and a side panel. The base control panel includes a base, a first electrical/mechanical connection interface, and a power source. The side panel includes a base, a second electrical/mechanical connection interface, and illumination sources. The first electrical/mechanical connection interface connects to the second electrical/mechanical connection interface to electrically connect the base control panel to the side panel and to mechanically connect the base control panel substantially orthogonally to the side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Augustine J. DiCiacce
  • Patent number: 9735504
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose an electrical connector comprising a contact part including a sleeve enclosing a receiving space; a contact spring; and a locking pin including an axial end protruding laterally beyond the sleeve, the locking pin configured to be displaceably guided in the sleeve between a first final position and a second final position, be in contact with the contact spring, and push the contact spring towards the receiving space to a degree depending on a position of the locking pin between the first and second final positions; and a housing surrounding the contact part, the housing including a securing element configured to be selectively movable or fixed relative to the sleeve, grip the at least one axial end of the locking pin to form a locked connection, and selectively move the locking pin during a movement relative to the sleeve or fix the locking pin relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9692151
    Abstract: Provided is a switch attached coaxial connector that improves an isolation characteristic between a common terminal and a closed terminal. In a normal state where a coaxial plug is not connected to the switch attached coaxial connector, a movable contact portion biased by a leaf spring piece portion elastically contacts a fixed contact piece portion so that a closed terminal and a common terminal are electrically connected to each other. When the coaxial plug is connected to the switch attached coaxial connector, the movable contact portion moves rearward from the fixed contact piece portion by the plug pin abutting against a plug contact portion so that the contact with respect to the fixed contact piece portion is disconnected and the electrical connection of the common terminal is switched from the closed terminal to the plug pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Kunieda, Katsuhisa Serizawa
  • Patent number: 9660393
    Abstract: In a connector fitted with a shorting terminal, both sides of an elastic member included in the shorting terminal are respectively provided with abutting parts to form one pair on the left and right, and each of the abutting parts can be independently elastically deformed and also biases two terminals to maintain a shorted state. When the connector fits with a mating connector housing, a short-cancellation member makes contact with a cancellation part and the abutting part is separated from the terminal to cancel the shorted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Shinmi
  • Patent number: 9640892
    Abstract: An electronic card connector includes a metal shell, a terminal block and a tray. The metal shell is provided on a circuit board and cooperates with the circuit board to define a slot having an entrance. The tray has an insertion end which first enters the slot of the metal shell and two receiving portions which are respectively parallel to two sides of the inserting-ejecting direction and respectively correspond to two limiting arms of the metal shell. The tray further has two interference oblique surfaces adjacent to the insertion end, when the tray is improperly inserted under a state that the tray is turned upside down, the two interference oblique surfaces respectively abut against the two limiting arms, therefore the tray cannot enter into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hong-Liang Wang, Shang-Xiu Zeng, Kian Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9640922
    Abstract: Out of resilient contact pieces (21) provided on a shorting terminal (20), contact portions (24) to come into contact with specific terminal fittings (10) to be shorted by the shorting terminal (20) are provided on a front side of the shorting terminal (20) in a connecting direction to a mating connector (M). A shorting terminal accommodating chamber (46) provided in a housing (40) is open forward in the connecting direction to the mating connector (M). The shorting terminal (20) can be accommodated into the shorting terminal accommodating chamber (46) from front in the connecting direction. Front press-fit portions (34) to be press-fitted to wall portions (48A) of the housing (40) forming the shorting terminal accommodating chamber (46) are provided at positions of the shorting terminal (20) juxtaposed with the contact portions (24) in a width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Kanemura
  • Patent number: 9614327
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided and includes a connector, a lock, and a spring arrangement. The connector has a housing, a spring arrangement holder, and a plug section. The housing has an upper shell and a lower shell that provide a lock receiving passageway into an interior thereof. The spring arrangement holder is disposed along the lower shell. The plug section is disposed along the lower shell and opposite the spring arrangement holder. The lock is inserted into the lock receiving passageway. The spring arrangement is inserted into the spring arrangement holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: TE Connectivity India Private Limited, Tyco Electronics UK Ltd
    Inventors: John Marsh, Gopi Kt
  • Patent number: 9606143
    Abstract: A device under test (DUT) has terminals connected to electrically conductive contacts which are in turn connect to a load board and to a test signal source. A second set of kelvin terminals are likewise connected to the DUT, but by pass the load board for connection to a test signal source. The kelvin terminals extend distally away from the DUT and are bonded to a flex circuit at their distal ends so that they make electrical and mechanical contact with the flex circuit. An intermediary terminal block receives the flex circuit and a ribbon cable or other wire connects to a test signal source. The entire circuit then circumvents the use of the load board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Johnstech International Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Sherry
  • Patent number: 9561728
    Abstract: To effectively suppress radiation and mixture of noise superimposed on a power line into a connection detection line. A power conversion device includes a connector having a wiring line which transmits DC power; and a housing in which the connector is arranged. The connector has a connection detection wiring line which detects whether the connector is connected with an external circuit. An opening part which connects with the connector is formed in the housing. An annular core formed of a magnetic substance is inserted through the opening part. The annular core is an annular member formed with a through-hole. The wiring line and the connection detection wiring line are introduced into an inside of the housing through the through-hole of the annular core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Sobu, Mikito Komatsu, Tatsuya Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9551484
    Abstract: An electric lamp comprises a lighting module, a pin comprising an electric contact for powering the lighting module, and an insulating sleeve surrounding the pin and movable along the pin between a covering position and an uncovering position. Further, the sleeve covers the electric contact of the pin when in the covering position, and is retractable against the action of a biasing means to the uncovering position, in which the sleeve uncovers at least a portion of said electric contact of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Antonius Petrus Marinus Dingemans, Allart Van Den Berg, Pieter Joseph Clara Van Der Wel
  • Patent number: 9548574
    Abstract: A power socket includes a main body and a photo-interrupter. The main body has a jack set, and the jack set has a first jack and a second jack. A partition region is formed between the first jack and the second jack. The photo-interrupter is disposed in the body and under the jack set. The photo-interrupter has a first sensing portion and a second sensing portion. The first sensing portion is under the partition region, and the width of the first sensing portion is less than the width of the partition region. A sensing region is formed between the first sensing portion and the second sensing portion. The sensing region is under the first jack, and the length of the sensing region is more than or equal to the width of the first jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Jung-Hui Hsu
  • Patent number: 9548578
    Abstract: A socket apparatus, including a plate for being held by sockets of a wall outlet in contact with a front surface of the wall outlet, the plate shaped complementary to the front surface of the wall outlet and having holes shaped and located corresponding to the sockets of the wall outlet; metal apertures, each extending from one of the holes of the plate, the metal apertures for receiving electric supply from the sockets of the wall outlet, and for inserting prongs of a plug of an electric appliance thereinto, an electric gadget, for providing an electric function, and an electric circuit, for receiving electric supply from the metal apertures, and for converting the electric supply to the electric function. The wall socket further includes an extension pin, for allowing attaching thereof to at least one of the prongs of the plug of the electric appliance, for extending thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Ran Azoulay
  • Patent number: 9531135
    Abstract: Telecommunications jacks and methods of their use and construction are described. One telecommunications jack is adapted to receive a plug, and includes a housing defining a port for receiving the plug, as well as first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth consecutively arranged contact springs adapted to make electrical contact with the plug when the plug is inserted into the port of the housing along a first axis. The jack includes first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth wire termination contacts for terminating wires to the jack, and a circuit board arrangement including first and second circuits, the circuit board arrangement including a circuit board moveable in a direction non-parallel with the first axis between first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Spain, S.L.
    Inventors: Jorge Gatnau Navarro, Arturo Pachón, Maria Maqueda Gonzalez, Albert Font Aranega, Jose Jamie Sanabra Jansa
  • Patent number: 9520685
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulating body having an upper face and a lower face, two opposite side faces, a front face and a rear face, and a plug-receiving hole; and a number of terminals mounted to the insulating body, each terminal having a holding portion, an elastic portion extending into the hole, and an abutment portion. The abutment portion is movably exposed to a corresponding side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9517331
    Abstract: An iontophoresis patch is equipped with a donor gel and a reference gel which are disposed to contact an external conductor, for example, the skin of a patient and thereby output current from a current-carrying device to the external conductor. The iontophoresis patch includes: a donor portion having the donor gel containing a medical agent to be penetrated into the external conductor; a reference portion having a reference gel, mounted with the current-carrying device on the surface on the side opposite to the reference gel, and disposed on the external conductor apart from the donor portion; and an electrode film for supplying current from the current-carrying device to the donor gel and the reference gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Yaegashi, Akihiro Hasui, Hiroyuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 9509103
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a connector for providing an electrical interface, the connector comprising an opening configured to receive a suitable member; at least one conductive contact located at least partially within the connector and configured to operate as a switch such that when the connector is in an unplugged to partially plugged state the at least one conductive contact is grounded and when the connector is in a partially plugged to a fully plugged state the at least one conductive contact is coupled to an electrical terminal channel interfacing an electrical signal between the connector and the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Yinong Liu, Pi Lin
  • Patent number: 9502835
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing including a first insulative base with a first contact-receiving slot and a second contact-receiving slot and a second insulative base mounted to the first insulative base; an insulative cap attached to the insulative housing; a metal shell covering the insulative housing and the insulative cap; a static terminal received in the first contact-receiving slot; and a movable terminal received in the second contact-receiving slot. The movable terminal includes a resisting portion connecting and a pair of extension arms extending from the resisting portion. The second contact-receiving slot includes an engaging groove and a holding groove crossing with the engaging groove, the engaging groove defines a bottom wall inclining upwardly from a middle thereof to outer ends thereof to support the free ends of the extension arms. And the resisting portion is operable to be in touch with the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9487015
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an inkjet cartridge refilling system. The system may include a drill station configured to drill at least one refilling hole in an inkjet printer cartridge. The system may include an evacuation station configured to remove excess ink from the inkjet printer cartridge. In some embodiments, the excess ink is removed via a vacuum source. The system may also include a filling station configured to provide any of a plurality of inks into the cartridge. Some embodiments provide the ink to the inkjet cartridge via a hole drilled in the cartridge. Other embodiments provide the ink via inkjet nozzles of the inkjet printer cartridge. The system may also include a test station configured to test the refilled cartridge to determine whether it is functioning properly after being filled with ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Retail Inkjet Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Herb Sarnoff, Jason Guhse, Brian J. Fox, Scott Shultz, Cecilia Gonzales, George N Popa, III, Keith Kopitzke, Keith Emery
  • Patent number: 9484665
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes a connector, a printed circuit board having a rear portion, a cable connected to the rear portion, a strain relief having a main portion, a shell having a front wall and a rear wall, an outer case enclosing the shell and having a front end face and a rear end face, wherein the main portion is disposed between the rear wall and the rear end face, and the main portion comprises at least one through hole. A method of assembling a cable connector assembly, the cable connector assembly including a connector, a printed circuit board, and a cable, the method comprising the steps of: over-molding a strain relief with the cable to have a main portion defining at least one through hole; disposing the printed circuit board in a shell; and mounting an outer case forwardly over the shell to press the strain relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9470742
    Abstract: A connectorized media cable includes at least one primary media segment; a first plug connector coupled to a first end of the media segment; and a second plug connector coupled to the second end of the media segment. Each plug connector includes a storage device having memory configured to store physical layer information pertaining to the cable. The storage device also includes at least four contacts that are electrically connected to the memory and isolated from the primary media segment. Certain types of cables include an electrical conductor extending along the media cable between a fourth one of the contacts of the first plug connector and a fourth one of the contacts of the second plug connector. The plug connectors of other types of cables have two data contacts coupled to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph C. Coffey, Kamlesh G. Patel
  • Patent number: 9472858
    Abstract: A connector is provided. The connector includes a first cavity, including a housing conductor having a receiving space formed at an inner side thereof, and connected to a ground; and a signal conductor disposed in the receiving space; a second cavity fixed to a side of the first cavity; and a flexible conductor having a connecting end, a propping end and an arc structure, wherein the connecting end is electrically connected to a control circuit, the propping end props the housing conductor, the arc structure is disposed in the second cavity and has a specific shape and a flexibility, and when the signal conductor is connected to a joint of a first antenna, the specific shape is deformed to cause the propping end to be disconnected from the housing conductor, thereby causing the control circuit to enable the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Arcadyan Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Hung Yeh, Hao-Fei Lin
  • Patent number: 9431182
    Abstract: Provided are a double contact point switch and a magnetic connector having the same. The double contact point switch includes: a pin part; an additional terminal part; and an elastic part applying elastic force to the pin part, wherein the pin part includes a front contact point and a rear contact point, the pin part moves rearward when external force is applied to the front contact point of the pin part and again moves forward when the external force of the front contact point disappears, by the elastic part, and the rear contact point contacts the additional terminal part when the pin part moves rearward. As a result of this configuration, it is possible to confirm whether or not a contact of a magnetic connector was made without installing a separate signal terminal in the magnetic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SPS INC.
    Inventors: Jung Gyo Kim, Eun-Min Jeon, Dae-Young Youn, Hyun-Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 9420663
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state universal lamp comprising integrated arc and shock prevention switches normally operates with either an electronic ballast or AC mains. When such a universal lamp is installed in or uninstalled from a linear tube lamp fixture, the integrated arc and shock prevention switches can work with an electronic ballast to prevent electric arc from occurring inside the lamp, thus eliminating any possible internal fire hazard while maintaining electric shock free for installers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ALEDDRA INC.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Alan Lin, Cheri Qin
  • Patent number: 9413085
    Abstract: An electrical connection terminal includes a housing having a conductor insertion opening, a busbar disposed in the housing, and a spring element rotatably mounted in the housing and pivotable into an open position and into a closed position. In the closed position, a conductor inserted into the conductor insertion opening is clampable against the busbar via the spring element. The electrical connection terminal includes an actuating element which is rotatably mounted in the housing. The actuating element includes an actuating arm via which the spring element is configured to actuate so as to be transferred into the open position and into the closed position. The actuating element comprises a clearance adapted to the spring element into which the spring element is pivots during a pivot movement from the closed position into the open position, without triggering a rotational movement of the actuating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Ralph Hoppmann, Martin Gebhardt
  • Patent number: 9385492
    Abstract: A switch connector includes an insulative base, a fixed terminal, a movable terminal inserted molded with the insulative base, an insulative body assembled with the insulative base, and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative body. The fixed terminal has a block portion and the movable terminal has an elastic arm, the block portion elastically contacts the elastic arm. The insulative base includes a first insulator having a terminal receiving passageway and a second insulator. The fixed terminal is inserted molded in the first insulator, the movable terminal is received in the terminal receiving passageway, and the second insulator over-molds the movable terminal and the first insulator. A method of making a switch connector includes: insert molding a fixed terminal with a first insulator; disposing a movable terminal in the first insulator; over-molding a second insulator on the moveable terminal and the first insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9385490
    Abstract: A switch-equipped connector that can reduce the occurrence of intermodulation distortion includes a first terminal, a second movable terminal, and a magnet provided at a position distant from the first and second terminals. At least one of the first and the second terminal has a magnetic metal and the second terminal is configured to come into and out of contact with the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamichi Ando, Shinichi Kenzaki
  • Patent number: 9379472
    Abstract: Cavities (13A) in which first terminal fittings (30A) are accommodated are at one side of shorting terminal accommodating chambers (17) arranged between cavities (13) in a height direction. Second cavities (13B) in which second terminal fittings (30B) are at the other side in the height direction. An escaping portion (23) is formed on a partition wall (22) between the shorting terminal accommodating chamber (17) and the second cavities (13B) in which the second terminal fittings (30B) are accommodated and allows resilient contact pieces (41) deformed by a short releasing portion (84) to escape. A front holder (70) is mounted on the front surface of a housing (10) and includes insulating portions (75) for insulating between the resilient contact pieces (41) and the second terminal fittings (30B) by being located at the side of the second cavities (13B) at the other side of the escaping portions (23) in the height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Hara
  • Patent number: 9371959
    Abstract: A support for an electronic appliance comprises a hollow profile 1 for disposing one or more electronic appliances 10 thereon. Within a first channel 4 which has a cylindrical basic shape, a similarly cylindrical connection plug may be positioned for connection to the electronic appliances 10, so that the connection plug is freely slidable in the longitudinal direction and at the same time pivotable within a predetermined angular range transversal to the support about the cylinder axis of the first channel 4. Thereby, one or more electronic appliances 10 may be stored on the support and may be conveniently and securely connected to the connection plug for charging their accumulators or for synchronizing the data stored thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Marcus Kuchler
  • Patent number: 9362073
    Abstract: A switch apparatus may include a switch body to which a connector of an electronic unit is connected and in which a relay board is provided, a conductive coupling section provided at a lower end of the switch body to be coupled to a vehicle body, and a conductive ground member having a base provided at a lower portion in an internal space of the switch body to be coupled to an upper end of the coupling section, and a clamping bar extending upwards from one side of the base to be coupled to a ground terminal provided at a lower end of the relay board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corp., DONG HEE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Seon Min, Yang Rae Cho, Hyung Suk Kim, Young Je Park, Dong Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9343852
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing having a mating connector receiving portion adapted to receive a mating connector, a plurality of signal contacts each having a connector contact portion formed at one end thereof and disposed in the mating connector receiving portion of the connector housing, a metal shell disposed to cover at least the connector contact portion of each of the plurality of signal contacts, a switch contact having a switch contact portion formed thereon, and a switch member connected to the metal shell and disposed facing the switch contact portion of the switch contact, the switch member being deformed, when pressed, to come into contact with the switch contact portion of the switch contact and thereby connect the switch contact with the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Takeharu Naito
  • Patent number: 9318854
    Abstract: The present invention is a detecting structure of receptacle connector, which comprises a receptacle connector having an insulating base, multiple signal terminals and a shielding housing; at least two contact elastic clips provided respectively on both sides of the shielding housing; and at least two detecting terminals provided respectively on both sides of the insulating base, and each of the detecting terminals contacts with each of the contact elastic clips movably. Thereby, a plug connector and the receptacle connector may butt mutually for appropriate displacement between each of the contact elastic clips and each of the detecting terminals in order to perform the detection by truncating contact signals or generating contact signals to achieve the effects of simple structure, easy operation and effective detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: T-Conn Precision Corporation
    Inventor: Jen-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 9293906
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a terminal includes: an electrically conductive member that has electrical connections, which are respectively formed at end portions of the electrically conductive member, wherein the electrical connections are respectively connectable with a lead wire and a terminal of a Hall IC; and a seal film that is formed in a surface of an intermediate portion of the electrically conductive member. In the method for manufacturing, end portions of a planar rod having a rectangular cross section are respectively used as the electrical connections, and an intermediate portion of the planar rod is processed such that corners of the rectangular cross section are rounded. Thereafter, a liquid seal agent is coated on the intermediate portion. Furthermore, the coated liquid seal agent is solidified to form a seal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Seizaburou Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9281639
    Abstract: A micro radio-frequency connector includes an isolated body, a resilient terminal and an external terminal. The isolated body includes an accommodating slot and an inserting hole connected to the accommodating slot. The accommodating slot includes an upper inner wall and a lower inner wall opposite to each other. The resilient terminal is disposed inside the accommodating slot, and includes a fixing section, two resilient arms and a first contacting section. The fixing section is fixed to the accommodating slot. An end of the resilient arm is connected to the fixing section and contacts against the lower inner wall, the other end of the resilient arm is a free end to be separated from the lower inner wall while an external force is not applied to the first contacting section and further to contact against the lower inner wall while the external force is applied to the first contacting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Ho Yang, Mei-Lan Li, Xin Jin, Yu-Le Su
  • Patent number: 9279276
    Abstract: A locking mechanism secures a plug of a charging cord in a charging receptacle of a vehicle and includes an actuator, a linear-actuated cam connected thereto and driven along a linear travel path thereby (the cam defining a slot therein positioned at an angle relative to the path), and a locking arm pivotally mounted at a pivot point to a component disposed adjacent the arm. The arm includes a follower pin that engages the slot. The arm pivots about the point to move between locked and unlocked positions in response to movement of the cam along the path. A housing of the vehicle includes the receptacle, a charging interface connected with the plug to allow current to flow from a charging unit to a system of batteries of the vehicle during a charging operation, and the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Frank J. Arabia, Jr., Jeffrey L. Konchan, Scott A. Sorbie, Michelle Zirngibl Taylor
  • Patent number: 9275260
    Abstract: An electrical connector is used to mount to a circuit board. The electrical connector comprises a housing having a spacer, a cage and a terminal block. The cage is engaged with the housing, the cage and the housing together are provided on the circuit board and the spacer is spaced apart from the circuit board, so as to together define a first slot positioned above the spacer and a receiving space positioned under the spacer and is adjacent to the circuit board. The terminal block comprises an insulative plate positioned in the receiving space and the insulative plate is parallel to and spaced apart from the spacer so as to in turn form a second slot in the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Foong-Ching Soo
  • Patent number: 9270040
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus (e.g., for selectively contacting a plurality of electrical contacts on a printed circuit board (PCB)), comprises a support structure that, at least in part, borders a cavity in which to receive an electrical module; at least one beam comprising a first end supported by the support structure and a second end; a clip proximate the second end, wherein the clip is to retain a conductive connector; a raised portion located between the first end and the second end and extended into the cavity, wherein the raised portion is to facilitate flexing the beam to disconnect an electrical contact between the conductive connector and the plurality of electrical contacts upon insertion of the electrical module into the cavity. In some examples, the raised portion is to further facilitate establishing the electrical contact upon removal of the electrical module from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Xu Guanghua, Zhu Feng, Tian Huo, Xing Wenzhong, Yin Fengchun
  • Patent number: 9257791
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing crosstalk compensation in a jack are disclosed. According to one method, the crosstalk compensation is adapted to compensate for undesired crosstalk generated at a capacitive coupling located at a plug inserted within the jack. The method includes positioning a first capacitive coupling a first time delay away from the capacitive coupling of the plug, the first capacitive coupling having a greater magnitude and an opposite polarity as compared to the capacitive coupling of the plug. The method also includes positioning a second capacitive coupling at a second time delay from the first capacitive coupling, the second time delay corresponding to an average time delay that optimizes near end crosstalk. The second capacitive coupling has generally the same overall magnitude but an opposite polarity as compared to the first capacitive coupling, and includes two capacitive elements spaced at different time delays from the first capacitive coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Patrick Murray, Bernard Harold Hammond, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9236695
    Abstract: In a coaxial connector, a body part includes an upper surface, a bottom surface, a side surface, and a hole provided in the upper surface so that a substantially rodlike probe is to be inserted therein from an upper side. A fixed terminal is fixed to the body part. A movable terminal includes a lead portion disposed on the side surface, a fixed portion bent relative to the lead portion to extend in a horizontal direction and fixed to the body part, and a leaf spring portion bent relative to the lead portion to extend in the horizontal direction and contacting the fixed terminal from a lower side. The leaf spring portion is separated from the fixed terminal when pressed down by the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hoshiba, Yukihiro Kitaichi
  • Patent number: 9225135
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of adjusting an impedance of a contact including a first portion and a second portion having a higher impedance than the first portion. In this method, the second portion of the contact is provided with an impedance adjusting portion having electrically conductivity to increase a dimension in a thickness direction of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Hayato Kondo