Having Circuit Interrupting Provision Effected By Mating Or Having "dead" Contact Activated After Mating Patents (Class 439/188)
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    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
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    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
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    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
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hayato Kondo
  • Patent number: 9190788
    Abstract: The Present Disclosure relates to mold a micro SIM card connecting terminal and a micro SD card connecting terminal by means of an integrated terminal mold, so as to significantly reduce the whole length of the dual memory card socket and manufacturing method thereof. The Present Disclosure is formed by a structure manufactured by molding the micro SIM card connecting terminal and the micro SD card connecting terminal by means of an integrated terminal mold, and then separating them by a cutting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: In-Ho You, In-Chull Yang
  • Patent number: 9178323
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, an insulating arm, a movable terminal, and a fixed terminal. The insulating body has an insertion hole concavely formed from its front end surface, and a first receiving slot formed at a side of and in communication with the insertion hole. The insulating arm extends from the insulating body and has an extending portion partially entering the insertion hole. The movable terminal has a first fixing portion fixed in the insulating body, an elastic arm extending backward from the first fixing portion and located between the insertion hole and the insulating arm, and a first contact portion extending backward from the elastic arm. The first contact portion crosses the insulating arm, and is located at a side of the insulating arm away from the insertion hole. The fixed terminal has a second contact portion capable of connecting/disconnecting from the first contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 9153919
    Abstract: An audio jack for an audio plug for use in an electrical device, comprising a non-conductive enclosure having a front side and defining a cavity having an aperture within the front side for receiving the audio plug, the aperture having a first diameter, the cavity extending along a longitudinal axis; a conductive shielding formed from sheet metal folded over at least five sides of the enclosure including the front side, the shielding defining a shielding aperture centered on the enclosure aperture and having a second diameter larger than the first diameter; and a ground contact connected to the conductive shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Carsten Tamm, Wolfgang Edeler
  • Patent number: 9124016
    Abstract: A connector includes female terminals (10), a female terminal holder (20), male terminals (32) and a male terminal holder (40). The female terminal holder (20) includes a female terminal holding portion (50), and the female terminal holding portion (50) defines cavities (55) that open out in a direction perpendicular to a terminal fitting direction and includes female terminal locks (56, 57) configured to prevent separation of the female terminals (10) by contacting the female terminals (10) in the respective cavities (55) from behind. The male terminal holder (40) includes a male terminal holding portion (41) and a female terminal restraining portion (44) to be fit to the female terminal holding portion (50) to restrain the respective female terminals (10) from an outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Omori, Masaaki Tabata
  • Patent number: 9109768
    Abstract: An illumination system operable for use as a string of Christmas lights may include a plurality of lamps connected in series. Each lamp may include a lamp luminary, a lamp stem, a lamp holder, and a pair of cables connected to the lamp holder. The lamp stem may have an insertion portion. The lamp holder may have an accommodation space formed therein. When the lamp stem is disposed in the accommodation space, the insertion portion may be clamped between a pair of first protrusions to separate the protrusions. When the lamp stem is removed from the accommodation space, the pair of first protrusions may resume contact through the elastic nature of the cable and the protrusions. The illumination system may be simple in structure and may be convenient for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: UCP International Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hou Hua Han, Bing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9112324
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a body, a female connector, and a detecting structure. The female connector has a pillar, and the pillar connects with the body. The detecting structure has a movable socket and a flexible conductor, wherein the movable socket is slidably sheathed on the pillar, and an interval space is formed between the movable socket and the pillar. The flexible conductor is located in the interval space, and has a detecting terminal. A part of the detecting terminal exposes to outside the movable socket, the movable socket pushes the flexible conductor toward the body in order to electrically connect the detecting terminal with the body. Hence, an RF (radio frequency) signal switching element on a mother board can be driven to switch between a build-in RF unit and an external RF unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: GRAND-TEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kung-Yu Shen
  • Patent number: 9106028
    Abstract: A connector for a card having a housing for housing a card equipped with a terminal member, a connection terminal attached to the housing for contacting the terminal member of the card and a detecting switch equipped with a first contact member and a second contact member for detecting separation from each other and the insertion of a card into the housing, wherein at least the first contact member or the second contact member is equipped with a fixed portion fixed to the housing and a moving portion displaceable by the housing and unevenly mated with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Tomita, Takashi Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 9088080
    Abstract: An electronic device including a frame having a front frame wall and a front panel assembly. The front frame wall is grounded and is parallel to the front panel assembly (FPA). The front panel assembly has a printed circuit board (PCB) on an interior side of it and PCB includes a ground contact. A detachable ground clip is attached to the front frame wall and has a protruding flexible arm that is configured to engage the ground contact of the PCB when the FPA is positioned for assembly. The central contact portion contacts or engages the ground contact on the PCB, and includes a visual indicator means integrated into the distal end and the front frame wall such that an observer looking at the interior side of the front frame wall can visually confirmed the central contact engagement with the ground contact of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Mickey Jay Hunt, Randy Wayne Craig
  • Patent number: 9089059
    Abstract: A method of servicing a portable computing device that is sealed in packaging, in which an umbilical adapter connects a servicing interface on the device, such as a micro USB port, with a servicing station dock via externally exposed contacts. The packaged device may be serviced at one or more locations after final assembly to recharge the device's battery, update or install software, or, for mobile phones, provision the mobile phone to access a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Menashe Haskin, John Kelly Cornell, Paul Grady Russell
  • Patent number: 9075135
    Abstract: An electronic system, connection failure reporting system and related methods. An electronic system may include a passive component of a connector; a detecting unit configured to detect presence of an active component of the connector in at least three points not in the same line on the passive component of the connector; and a connection status determining unit configured to determine a connection status of said connector based upon detecting results of the at least three points on the passive component of the connector. A connection problem of the connector can be identified, including identification of the type of connection failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Ke, Xiang Ye Kong, ShaoHua Li, Binqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9059550
    Abstract: A connector includes a movable contact part formed of an insulating material, an electrically conductive movable terminal part, and an electrically conductive fixed terminal part. The movable terminal part and the fixed terminal part are caused to come into contact by the movable terminal part being pressed via the movable contact part by an electrically conductive plug electrode terminal of another connector after the plug electrode terminal inserted into a jack terminal opening part of the connector comes into contact with the movable terminal part, so that the plug electrode terminal and the fixed terminal part are electrically connected via the movable terminal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: SeungSeok Beak, Koichi Kiryu
  • Patent number: 9054457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to squib connectors for instance for airbag ignition systems, which allow the electrical or electronic monitoring of the correct coupling of a squib plug-connector with its corresponding counterpart. According to the invention, a squib connector has at least two terminals having corresponding signal lines. In order to allow an electrical monitoring of the correct coupling of the plug connector, the terminals are in electrical contact with each other in the uncoupled or incorrectly coupled condition of the plug connector. This electrical contact between the terminals is adapted for being separated upon correct coupling to a corresponding counter-connector either automatically or by an actuating action. The disconnecting of the terminals may then be monitored by any suitable monitoring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Frank Odorfer, Vincent Regnier, Berhard Kuehnel, Michael Gunreben
  • Patent number: 9048570
    Abstract: A USB socket having a receptacle that comprises first electrical connectors for receiving a USB plug having second electrical connectors that are configured for mating with the first electrical connectors further comprises at least an ejector. The ejector is electrically connected to a control unit for receiving a control signal. The ejector further having a pusher for pushing an inserted USB plug in the direction out of the receptacle to a position where the first electrical connectors are disconnected from the second electrical connectors. The pusher may be configured for activation of a push action as a consequence of receiving the control signal from the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Anil Goel
  • Patent number: 9048600
    Abstract: A coaxial connector has a selectively engageable radio frequency interference shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: HOLLAND ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Holland
  • Patent number: 9047086
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a method comprising using a link to couple an electronic device to a host, wherein the electronic device is operable in at least one of a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation; while the electronic device is operating in the first mode of operation, supplying, to a first component of the electronic device, power received from a power source; and while the electronic device is operating in the second mode of operation, (i) supplying, to the first component of the electronic device, power received from the host via the link, and (ii) not supplying, to the first component of the electronic device, power received from the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen Liu
  • Patent number: 9048602
    Abstract: A cover for an electronic device is provided that may include a connector housing integrally molded with the cover. The connector housing may define a cavity configured to receive a connector plug therein, and a plurality of connector springs may be configured to contact the connector plug when the connector plug occupies the cavity. The plurality of springs may be protected and, as such, may not be visible when the cover is removed from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kari Ensio Seitz, Jari R. Kytöläinen, Petri Ihalainen, Pasi Hyttinen, Jarmo Ketko, Michaela Reuscher, Andreas Fromel, Ralf Beck
  • Publication number: 20150140846
    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: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Keisuke Kanemura
  • Patent number: 9024183
    Abstract: A seal cover includes a cover main body (10) shaped to cover an opening of a case and to be attached to a surface of the case. A seal ring holder (20A) is on the underside of the cover main body (10) and is arranged to fit into the opening. A seal ring (25) is on the outer peripheral surface of the seal ring holder (20A) and closely contacts the inner peripheral surface of the opening. An interlock connector (40) projects from the seal ring holder (20A) for connecting to the waiting connector and sets an energizing circuit in an energized state or a non-energized state upon being connected to or separated from the waiting connector. The interlock connector (40) is mounted on the seal ring holder (20A) to be movable in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction to the waiting connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Sakakura
  • Patent number: 9019697
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case, a board disposed inside the case and including a board main body section, a plurality of internal devices that are disposed inside the case at different positions to the board in plan view of the board and that are thicker than the board, a board extension portion that extends out from the board main body section between the plurality of internal devices, a board-side connection terminal that is provided to the board extension portion and is employed to connect to one of the internal devices or to an external device external to the case; and an internal device-side connection terminal that is provided to the internal device and is connected to the board-side connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tamura, Masahiko Hoshi, Eiji Takizawa
  • Patent number: 9004924
    Abstract: A magnetic power connector and an electronic system using a magnetic power connector are disclosed, wherein a magnetic element of the magnetic power connector is magnetically attracted to a matching magnetic connector to ensure a stable contact. In addition, the electrical conductive path created between the contact elements does not pass through any elastic elements, thereby avoiding heating and improving the lifespan of the elements. Furthermore, sealing can be disposed in the gaps between the connector elements to make the connector waterproof. In addition, a trigger signal can be generated by establishing an electrical connection between a signal contact element and the conductive element in the magnetic power connector so as to achieve the purpose of identification or control, thereby avoiding the functional failure caused by the damage of the contact element of the matching magnetic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Singatron Technology (HongKong) Co., Limited
    Inventor: Ronghsun Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150087173
    Abstract: An improved electrical outlet providing a lockable electrical connection between a male plug and the outlet to securely retain the plug. The method to secure and retain the plug imparts minimal stress to the outlet and to the male plug so as to not substantially decrease the durability of either. The outlet decreases the shocking potential to a user or unwitting child by remaining un-energized when idle, and prohibits movement from its idle position until the outlet has received the plug terminal prongs. The shape of the movable receptacle assembly and its corresponding cavity blocks a child from contacting the outlets power source with a metallic object, while making the power source available to the receptacle assembly when initiated by the user. The outlets locking action steps secure and energize the plug simultaneously during the locking action steps in a user friendly manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn M. WOLFE, Nicholas P. WOLFE
  • Patent number: 8986024
    Abstract: A power supply circuit disconnection device includes: a first connector housing (10); a second connector housing (20); a lever (30); a main circuit switch (SW1) that is switched off at a first operation position of the lever, and is switched on at a connector fitting operation position and second operation position of the lever; a signal circuit switch (SW2) that is switched off at the first operation position and connector fitting operation position of the lever; a first lock portion (LK1) that locks the lever at the second operation position; a second lock portion (LK2) that locks the lever at the connector fitting operation position; and a lock release operation portion capable of releasing, by an operation thereof, a lock state of the second lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Fumitoshi Henmi, Yuichi Motoshige
  • Patent number: 8986043
    Abstract: With a simple configuration, plastic deformation of contacts can be prevented while avoiding increase in size, and occurrence of failure in electrical connection due to dust can be well prevented. In an elastic beam-like member of a first-side contact extending like a cantilever in an insulating housing, a bent extending part which substantially increases the span length of the elastic beam-like member is formed to be bent to have a curved shape at a root part serving as a part coupled to a fixing base part. A through hole is formed in a region including at least part of the bent extending part to ensure flexibility while enhancing elasticity of the contact, thereby preventing permanent deformation of the contact. Meanwhile, dust which has entered the equipment is caused to fall through the through hole, thereby ensuring electrical conductivity well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirakawa, Yoichi Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20150079827
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Teruo Hara
  • Patent number: 8974240
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing, a metallic shell surround the insulative housing, a plurality of contacts and two detect modules retained to the metallic shell. The insulative housing is formed with a base and a tongue extending forwardly from the base. The shell and the insulative housing define a receiving cavity therebetween. The detect module have a detect pin, respectively, the detect pins extend into the receiving cavity through the shell and electrically connecting with each other via a shell of a mating plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Yu, Kai-Gang Yu, Ji-Chao Wang, Guo-Hua Zhang, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Terrance F. Little, Stephen Sedio, An-Jen Yang
  • Publication number: 20150064947
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing for safely breaking electronic communication with a smart card on removal from the electronic device. A safeguard structure rotates with respect to the housing to cover the smart card when inserted, and a switch breaks communication between the smart card and the electronic device when the safeguard structure is rotated away from the housing to enable removal of the smart card. The breaking of communication safely prevents damage to, or corruption of, data in the smart card upon removal from the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: WEI-MIN CHANG, PEI-YU HUNG, KUANG-SUNG WANG
  • Patent number: 8961207
    Abstract: A card connector includes a main body having a receiving space, a plurality of terminals attached to the main body, a card ejecting mechanism including a levering member pivoted adjacent to the rear of the receiving space and an actuator movable inward and outward, and two detective terminals below the actuator, forming a switching circuit with the actuator for controlling electrical connectivity of the terminals. The actuator is configured to rotate the levering member. When the actuator is at the outward position, the plurality of terminals in enabled; when the actuator is moved beyond a triggering position, the plurality of terminals is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Kian Heng Lim, Lay Khim Ang
  • Patent number: 8961208
    Abstract: An electric through-wall terminal having a housing and a contact device, at which a plug zone is provided for accommodating a test- and/or connection plug. A first conductor terminal is provided which is connected with a first contact unit of the contact device. A second conductor terminal is connected with a second contact unit of the contact device. The housing comprises plug-in apertures on two sides from each of which a test- and/or connection plug can be inserted into the plug zone for contacting the first and second contact units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Harry Bentler, Thorsten Diessel, Torsten Schloo
  • Publication number: 20150047091
    Abstract: The present relates to a washable interconnection patch, a connection assembly, and an intelligent washable garment equipped therewith. The patch receives and interconnects wires to a cable. The patch comprises two matching pieces interlocking together so as to define there between two opposite apertures. One of the apertures is adapted to receive and hold the wires, and the other aperture is adapted to receive and hold the cable. One of the two matching pieces defines on an interior face a channel to interconnect the wires to the cables. The connection assembly comprises a male connector and a female connector. The male connector defines a series of independent connection points along a length thereof. The female connector is adapted to receive the male connector, and defines along a length of an inner surface thereof a series of contact points. When the male connector is inserted within the female connector, the connection points and the contact points are aligned and in contact together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Jean-Francois Roy, Charles Robillard, Stephan Gagnon
  • Patent number: 8926350
    Abstract: An improved electrical outlet providing a lockable electrical connection between a male plug and the outlet to securely retain the plug. The method to secure and retain the plug imparts minimal stress to the outlet and to the male plug so as to not substantially decrease the durability of either. The outlet decreases the shocking potential to a user or unwitting child by remaining un-energized when idle, and prohibits movement from its idle position until the outlet has received the plug terminal prongs. The shape of the movable receptacle assembly and its corresponding cavity blocks a child from contacting the outlets power source with a metallic object, while making the power source available to the receptacle assembly when initiated by the user. The outlets locking action steps secure and energize the plug simultaneously during the locking action steps in a user friendly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn M. Wolfe, Nicholas P. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8920181
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes an insulation housing having a receptacle opening portion for receiving a coaxial plug; an outer conductive member; a first terminal disposed below the receptacle opening portion; a second terminal disposed below the first terminal; and an insulation member disposed between the first terminal and the second terminal. The first terminal includes a first contact portion for contacting with a central conductive member of the coaxial plug. The second terminal includes a second contact portion for contacting with the central conductive member. The first terminal further includes a third contact portion, and the second terminal further includes a fourth contact portion for contacting with the third contact portion when the coaxial plug is not inserted into the insulation housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Hida, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa