Having Circuit Interrupting Provision Effected By Mating Or Having "dead" Contact Activated After Mating Patents (Class 439/188)
  • Patent number: 8414328
    Abstract: A coaxial connector to be attached to a coaxial change-over switch includes an insulated connector housing; an outer connector conductor provided outside the insulated connector housing and capable of connecting to an outer conductor of a coaxial cable; and a contact provided in the insulated connector housing to be movable for connecting to a center conductor of the coaxial cable. The contact has a first portion including a distal end portion and a second portion connected to the first portion via a bent section. The contact is mounted on a mounting section of the insulated connector housing, and is supported in a cantilever state at the second portion. The distal end portion is elastically displaced in a direction opposite to an attaching direction of the coaxial change-over switch when the distal end portion contacts with the coaxial change-over switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yamakoshi, Tsuyoshi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8408926
    Abstract: The network connector of the invention includes an isolated body, a switch module, an input pin set and an output pin set. The switch module includes a circuit board and switch component thereon. The input pin set and output pin set electrically connect to the switch component. When the network connector receives external electricity, the switch component will be electrically opened or closed to turn on or off the network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Publication number: 20130078835
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector system. The electrical connector system includes a first connector to be mated to a corresponding counter connector and it is further adapted to be connected to a signal circuit for activating an electrical power source upon switching. As a safety feature, the connector system further includes a connector position assurance (CPA) member assigned to the first connector, which is movable, whereby an end position is not reachable if the first connector is incorrectly mated to the counter connector. The CPA member is adapted to interact with the signal circuit if placed in said end position so that it activates of the electrical power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FCI Automotive Holding
    Inventors: Michael Gunreben, Thomas Schwerin, Thomas Bernhard Pabst
  • Patent number: 8398416
    Abstract: A socket connector comprises a housing, a shield covering the housing and a detecting switch mounted in the housing. The housing includes a base and a pinboard having a first board surface and a second board surface. An eSATA terminal set having seven terminals side by side is mounted on the first board surface. An USB terminal set having nine terminals is mounted on the second board surface and five terminals are connected to the five middle terminals of the eSATA terminal set to form a shared terminal structure. The shield has a shared inserting room which includes a first inserting room for connecting an eSATA plug connector and a second inserting room for connecting an USB plug connector, the second inserting room having a nonoverlapping space relative to the first inserting room. The detecting switch includes a first detecting terminal that extends into the nonoverlapping space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Tingchang Tseng
  • Patent number: 8360792
    Abstract: A coaxial switching jack with a pair of coaxial assemblies mounted within a housing having a pair of front openings. The coaxial assemblies each include a center conductor and a shell conductor. The center conductors are connected by a first spring and the shell conductors are connected by a second spring. Insertion of a coaxial cable connector within one of the front openings deflects the springs from the corresponding coaxial assembly and disconnects the center and shell conductors of the two assemblies. The jack may also be configured to provide an electrical connection between the center and shell conductors of the second coaxial assembly if a coaxial cable connector is inserted within the first coaxial assembly. The connection between the center and shell conductors of the second coaxial assembly may allow for selection of a desired electrical impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: M'hamed Anis Khemakhem, Jeffrey Louis Peters, Duane Sand
  • Patent number: 8353714
    Abstract: A coaxial switching jack with a pair of coaxial assemblies mounted within a housing having a pair of front cable connection locations is disclosed. The coaxial assemblies each include a center conductor and an outer shield conductor. The center conductors are connected by a first spring and the shell conductors are connected by a second spring. Insertion of a coaxial cable connector within one of the front cable connection locations deflects the springs from the corresponding coaxial assembly and disconnects the center and shell conductors of the two assemblies. The jack may also be configured to provide an electrical connection between the center and shell conductors of the second coaxial assembly if a coaxial cable connector is inserted within the first coaxial assembly. The connection between the center and shell conductors of the second coaxial assembly may be through a resistor assembly allowing for selection of a desired electrical impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: M'hamed Anis Khemakhem, Cyle Petersen
  • Publication number: 20130012043
    Abstract: A patch cord for an intelligent patching system is provided. The patch cord is a ten-wire patch cord having a patch panel plug and a switch plug. The patch panel plug contains ninth and tenth wire contacts that interface with ninth and tenth wire contacts of an intelligent patch panel port. The switch plug is provided with a plunger-style switch that enables the intelligent patch panel to determine when the switch plug is plugged into a switch port. The switch plug is also provided with LED's and circuitry that controls the LED's.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, James E. Wiemeyer, Keith S. Maranto, Brad M. Baber
  • Patent number: 8317528
    Abstract: An intelligent electrical includes a metallic shielding case, an insulating main body, plural conducting terminals and at least one detecting element. The metallic shielding case includes a receiving space and at least one elastic sustaining element. The insulating main body includes a first body part and a second body part. The first body part is accommodated within the receiving space. The second body part is exposed outside the metallic shielding case. The detecting element is disposed on the second body part, arranged beside the elastic sustaining element of the metallic shielding case, and selectively contacted with or separated from the elastic sustaining element. When the elastic sustaining element is contacted with the detecting element, the electricity is permitted to be transmitted through the intelligent electrical connector. Whereas, when the elastic sustaining element is separated from the detecting element, the electricity fails to be transmitted through the intelligent electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Yao Chen, Jui-Yuan Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120297217
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates a power controller adapted for controlling the operation of a power socket. The power controller includes a first signal transmission interface and a first micro-control unit. The first signal transmission interface receives power control flow data and a mode signal for the peripheral devices of a host computer. The first micro-control unit outputs a control signal in accordance with the received periphery power control flow data and the received mode signal from a host computer. Further, the first micro-control unit through the communication established between a first communication unit and the second communication unit of the power socket outputs a control signal to the power socket, in order to control the power socket to power or not to power the peripheral devices after a predetermined time delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: POWERTECH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-LUNG LEE, TSUNG-CHIH LIN
  • Patent number: 8309868
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Switch connector for mounting on a printed circuit board, adapted to receive a mating connector in an insertion direction along an insertion axis. The switch connector comprises a shield, a contact element, and a contact spring having at least one fixed leg, at least one elastically deflectable switching leg, and at least one spring bend, the fixed leg and the switching leg extending from the spring bend in a common direction and passing the insertion axis. The switching leg is adapted to be moved by insertion of the mating connector from a rest position, at which the switching leg exerts a spring force onto the contact element, to a switching position, at which the switching leg is spaced apart from the contact element, at least one spring force flux that in the rest position is generated by the switching leg and guided in a closed loop to the fixed leg. To increase the reliability of the switching function, the shield is arranged in the closed loop of the spring force flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Nederland BV
    Inventors: Jacobus Nicolaas Tuin, Juergen Haans, Jeroen Dittner, Jan Broeksteeg, Dennis Halberstadt, Yves Braem, Patrick Marcel Duquerroy, Lieven DeCrock
  • Patent number: 8305768
    Abstract: In a lead mounting method of mounting, onto a principal surface of a printed board, a lead to be connected to a terminal, a flat lead is prepared which lead has a mounted part to be disposed on the principal surface of the printed board and a connected part to be connected to the terminal. The flat lead is bent into an L shape so that the mounted part and the connected part are perpendicular to each other to obtain an L-shaped lead. The mounted part of the L-shaped lead is connected and fixed onto the principal surface of the printed board by soldering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itaru Takeda, Tomoyuki Kato, Yasuo Shoji
  • Patent number: 8303323
    Abstract: A plug structure is cooperated with a jack and includes an insulating body, a signal electrode, an elastic-conductive component, a first electrode and a second electrode. The signal electrode is disposed around the inner periphery of the insulating body. The elastic-conductive component is disposed at the signal electrode and electrically connected with the signal electrode. The first electrode is disposed in the insulating body and initially contacts with the elastic-conductive component. When the plug structure is connected with the jack, the elastic-conductive component is separated with the first electrode. The second electrode is disposed around the outer periphery of the insulating body. An electronic apparatus with the plug structure is also disclosed. The plug structure is capable of controlling the operation of the electronic apparatus, thereby reducing the cost for the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wan-Chen Peng, Shih-Kai Jiang
  • Patent number: 8297996
    Abstract: A safety socket includes a first conductive clamp seat and a second conductive clamp seat in alignment with a first insertion hole and a second insertion hole. In normal state, the first and second conductive clamp seats are spaced from a first power terminal and a second power terminal in an open state. When a plug is plugged into the safety socket, the prongs of the plug outward bias spring limbs of the first and second conductive clamp seats into contact with the corresponding first and second power terminals respectively. Only under such circumstance, the first and second conductive clamp seats electrically contact the first and second power terminals to close the circuit and provide power for an electric appliance. If a child inserts a conductive article into the first or second insertion hole, the danger of electrical shock can be avoided to ensure safety in use of electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Dongguan Kotec Electrical Utensils Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Chin Chuang
  • Patent number: 8296470
    Abstract: A network device with a triggering element. In a first embodiment where a triggering element is embedded in a network socket, a user is allowed to trigger it to control a processor on the network device to set network parameters. In a second embodiment, the invention can trigger the triggering element to control the processor on the network device. In a third embodiment, the invention sends a triggering signal to the triggering element for controlling electronic elements other than the network device. Therefore, the invention can achieve the effects of network settings of the network device, processor controls, and convenience in controlling other electronic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Moxa Inc.
    Inventor: Wei Yuan Ni
  • Publication number: 20120265950
    Abstract: A storage card socket, mobile terminal and method for protecting the storage card, the storage card socket comprising: a first contact point on the base of the storage card socket; a second contact point on the base of the storage card socket, the second contact point electrically connected to the first contact point after the upper lid of the storage card socket is closed; and a guide slot on the base of the storage card socket, the guide slot being positioned at a side of a connecting part connecting the base and the upper lid, the connecting part being positioned in the guide slot so that the upper lid is slidable along the guide slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Yinong LIU, Lingchang LI, Xiyong TIAN
  • Publication number: 20120264316
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying standard AC plugs and receptacles to flexibly furnish AC or DC power is disclosed. This can be accomplished by adding a “selector” pin between the non-ground pins used in traditional AC plugs. Alternately, an interposer can be manually applied to the plug to effect selection. Plug electronics can select AC or DC based on respective availability. A flexible power receptacle can manage AC/DC selection, regulate the supplied DC voltage and enable reversion to the AC supply if the DC supply is inadequate. Electronics within a flexible power receptacle can convert DC to AC when advantageous and can regulate the supplied voltage. Additional electronics within a flexible power plug or receptacle can enable communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: BetterIP
    Inventor: D. Kevin CAMERON
  • Patent number: 8282407
    Abstract: A card connector for receiving a card includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals received in the insulating housing, a first switch terminal, a second switch terminal and a shielding shell covered on the insulating housing. The insulating housing defines a first switch groove, a second switch groove, a first fastening groove and a second fastening groove. The first switch terminal includes a first fastening portion fastened in the first fastening groove, a first locating portion located in the first switch groove, and a first contact portion hung over the insulating housing. The second switch terminal includes a second fastening portion fastened in the second fastening groove, a second locating portion located in the second switch groove, and a second contact portion hung over the insulating housing to electrically contact with the first contact portion under the pressure of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Cheng Qu, Bing-Tao Yang, Yin-Lung Wu, Ming-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8282420
    Abstract: A connector having a plurality of terminals for connecting to a circuit card and a method therefore are disclosed. The connector includes a socket having a casing with an aperture for receiving the circuit card therein and a plurality of terminals made of electrically conductive material. At least one of the plurality of terminals includes an elongated portion and a substantially L-shaped portion joined together by a U-shaped portion. The elongated portion has a proximal end and a distal end, and includes a support section and a bending section between the proximal end and the distal end. The terminal is secured to the casing by the support section at or near the proximal end of the elongated portion. The U-shaped portion is disposed at the distal end of the elongated portion. The terminal continues from the U-shaped portion to a region approximately halfway towards the proximal end of the elongated portion and turns away from the elongated portion thereby forming the substantially L-shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: H. John Healey, Emanuele F. Lopergolo, Prabjit Singh
  • Publication number: 20120252241
    Abstract: The inventive concept is directed to a shock-proof electrical outlet. The front of the electrical outlet has two openings to receive the prongs of a male plug. One side of the opening is the hot side while the other side is the neutral side. Below each of the openings are located two opposed switches oriented such that when the prongs of the male plug are passing through the openings they will activate the switches. The switches in turn will turn on an energize an ignition coil. As soon as the ignition coil is energized it will activate other switches which in turn will turn on the power to the two prongs of the male plug by way of interposed copper contacts. Any foreign objects inserted into any of the openings cannot energize both switches simultaneously and therefore cannot produce an electric shock to the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Joti Projkovski
  • Patent number: 8277238
    Abstract: A card connector (1) is disclosed. The card connector (1) comprises a housing (11), at least one terminal (51), a card guiding mechanism and an identification switch. The housing (11) is configured to accommodate a card adapter (101), in which a first card (201) is fitted, or a second card (301). Each of the at least one terminals (51) is attached to the housing (11). The card guiding mechanism includes an urging member (81). The urging member (81) is configured to urge the card adapter (101) or the second card (301) in a direction opposite to an insertion direction. The card guiding mechanism is configured to hold in a lock position the card adapter (101) or the second card (301) pushed in the insertion direction by way of push operation. The identification switch is formed by a first contact member (52) and a second contact member (53), and is arranged further inward in the insertion direction from an insertion direction front end (301a) of the second card (301) held in the lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Matsumoto, Yuichi Hasegawa, Mitsuhiro Tomita, Yuji Naito, Yoko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8267706
    Abstract: A patch cord for an intelligent patching system is provided. The patch cord is a ten-wire patch cord having a patch panel plug and a switch plug. The patch panel plug contains ninth and tenth wire contacts that interface with ninth and tenth wire contacts of an intelligent patch panel port. The switch plug is provided with a plunger-style switch that enables the intelligent patch panel to determine when the switch plug is plugged into a switch port. The switch plug is also provided with LED's and circuitry that controls the LED's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, James F. Wiemeyer, Keith S. Maranto, Brad M. Baber
  • Patent number: 8264856
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides EMC, RFI, BCI and ESD shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. The PCB architecture integrally forms a resilient beam portion adjacent an edge thereof carrying a grounding pad. The major components and subassemblies are self-fixturing during the final assembly process, eliminating the need for dedicated tools, fixtures and assembly equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Edgar Glenn Hassler
  • Patent number: 8262400
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing defining a first receiving chamber and a second receiving chamber. A fool-proofing member has a pivot pillar vertically pivoted in one side of the insulating housing, a first fool-proofing portion and a second fool-proofing portion protruded on an outside face of the pivot pillar and apart designed at an upper position and a lower position of the pivot pillar at an angle. An elastic element is put around a top of the pivot pillar to make the first fool-proofing portion hidden in the insulating housing and the second fool-proofing portion stretched in the second receiving chamber for receiving one card in the first receiving chamber. The first fool-proofing portion stretches into the first receiving chamber under the rotation drive of the fool-proofing member realized by another card being inserted into the second receiving chamber to push the second fool-proofing portion rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Cheng Qu, Bing-Tao Yang, Yin-Lung Wu, Ming-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8262398
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes an outer conductor having a tubular section and leg sections. A central conductor having a mating portion extends in an axial direction within the tubular section, and the mating portion is centrosymmetrical about a central axis thereof. A dielectric block holds said outer and central conductors. The mating portion has a contacting portion, a transitional portion and a guiding portion, the transitional portion joins the contacting portion and the guiding portion together, the transitional portion is larger than the guiding portion and smaller than the mating portion at diameters thereof; wherein an acute angle formed by the transitional portion and the central axis is larger than an acute angle formed by the guiding portion and the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: De-Jin Chen
  • Patent number: 8262399
    Abstract: A power strip for conducting electrical power between an electrical power outlet having at least a live receptacle and a neutral receptacle, and at least two electrical device power plugs, each plug having at least a live prong and a neutral prong. The power strip includes a first housing segment having a first receptacle configured to receive at least an electrically conductive portion of a first device plug and a second housing segment having a second receptacle configured to receive at least an electrically conductive portion of a second device plug. The second housing is coupled to the first housing for pivotal movement relative to said first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Quirky Incorporated
    Inventors: Jacob Daniel Zien, Jordan Diatlo, Kate Sarah Vallon, Steven Richard Remy
  • Patent number: 8258796
    Abstract: A system for testing an electronic device comprises a first output, a second output, and a third output connected to a positive input, an identification input, and a negative input of the electronic device, respectively. The system further comprises a switch comprising at least two dynamic contacts, each of which is connected to a resistor for the use of identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Chin Lai, Jiann-Chyi Rau
  • Patent number: 8257099
    Abstract: A switch for universal serial bus is disclosed. The universal serial bus (USB) port has a built switch actuator that automatically turns power on and off upon insertion and removal of a USB plug. The switch for universal serial bus comprises of a USB port with a switch actuator in a power-off position and a momentary switch wherein when a USB plug is inserted into the USB port, the switch actuator is depressed which in turn depresses the momentary switch to turn on the power to the USB port. When the USB plug is removed from the USB port, the switch actuator returns to its original power-off position thereby turning off the power to the USB port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ever Win International Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph B. Sainton, Joseph Shien Tang Tseng
  • Patent number: 8257100
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of contacts, a projection and a detecting contact set. The insulating housing includes a bottom wall, a right wall and a left wall for defining a receiving space. The contacts are received in the insulating housing. The projection is protruded from the right wall and into the receiving space, which includes a slanting surface slanted relative to the right wall. The detecting contact set is fixed in the insulating housing, which includes a contacting arm protruding from the slating surface of the projection and into the receiving space. Due to the contacting arm of the detecting contact set is protruded from the slanting surface of the projection in the receiving space, the detecting contact set will be actuated while a card is inserted into the receiving space correctly and completely. Since, the detecting accuracy of the card connector is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shi-Xiang Lu, Feng Zhu, Kuo-Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 8253432
    Abstract: A fork assembly includes a fixed board, a ground portion, a trigger portion, a switch and a resilient element. The ground portion includes a first arm and a second arm located opposite to the first arm, one end of each of the first arm and the second arm is connected to the fixed board, and the other end is free. The trigger portion includes a third arm and a fourth arm located opposite to the third arm, one end of each of the third arm and the fourth arm is connected to the fixed board. The switch is fixed on the other end of the third arm, and includes a normally open contact. The resilient element is configured on the other end of the fourth arm and corresponding to the normally open contact of the switch. The first, second, third and forth arms are conductively and resiliently connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwo-Jyr Wong, Chih-Yung Yuan
  • Patent number: 8251722
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a base, terminals each being disposed on the base and having a contact, and one pair of switch terminals, disposed on the base, including first and second terminals each having a fixing portion, a pin portion and an extension. The base has a connection slot for accommodating an electronic element. The first and second terminals have the fixing portions, each fixed to the base and having a plateless section. The extensions respectively have corresponding connection points. The extension of the first terminal has a pushing portion. The electronic element is inserted into the slot to push the pushing portion to make the extension of the first terminal be elastically moved to touch the switch terminals. Plate surfaces of the fixing portions are arranged in parallel or on the same plane and fixed to the base, and do not overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Horng Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8251721
    Abstract: An active connector is provided that allows for simple designing of devices for high-speed wideband pulse signal transmission without specialized technical know-how in the use of connectors. A connector base has a first connection terminal and a second connection terminal, and houses a first matching circuit, a second matching circuit, and a buffer circuit. The first connection terminal and the second connection terminal can be used as an internal port electrically coupled to a device circuit and an external port electrically coupled to a transmission line, respectively. An input signal inputted into the first connection terminal is supplied to the first matching circuit. The second matching circuit supplies an output signal to the second connection terminal. A buffer circuit between the first matching circuit and the second matching circuit inhibits mutual influences between the input signal and the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Canare Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yasunari Ikeda, Kimio Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8251752
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high frequency surgical device for generating high frequency energy for separating and/or coagulating of biological tissue, comprising at least one energy source and at least one output socket, into which a longitudinally extending electrically conductive plug contact of an electrosurgical instrument can be inserted, and which output socket comprises a catch for engaging an opposite catch configured in the plug contact, wherein a socket contact is electrically insulated from the catch, which socket contact is electrically connected to the energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Celon AG Medical Instruments
    Inventor: Wolfgang Kühne
  • Patent number: 8235750
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a coaxial inspection connector that is connectable to and disconnectable from a receptacle, the receptacle including an external conductor, a fixed terminal, and a movable terminal that is in pressed contact with the fixed terminal from below. Housing includes an end portion that contacts the external conductor. A probe extends vertically in the end portion. The probe is insulated from the housing, and includes a plunger. The plunger includes a plunger body and a tip. The plunger body contacts the fixed terminal when the external conductor contacts the end portion. The tip is an insulating portion disposed at a lower end of the plunger. The tip pushes the movable terminal downward and separates the movable terminal from the fixed terminal when the external conductor contacts the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Osaki
  • Patent number: 8235737
    Abstract: A lamp system used in a light string system comprises a light assembly and a socket assembly. The light assembly comprises a light source, a base in communication with the light source, and a bypass activating system. The socket assembly comprises a socket adapted to receive the light assembly and a bypass mechanism having a first position and a second position. The bypass mechanism is in the first position when the light assembly is not seated in the socket assembly. When the bypass mechanism in the first position, current flows across the bypass mechanism. When the light assembly is inserted into the socket assembly, the bypass activating system of the light assembly moves the bypass mechanism into the second position, and current flows through the light source instead of the bypass mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventors: Chung Wai (Paul) Cheng, Yong Fu, Chi Yin (Alan) Leung, Hou-You Han
  • Publication number: 20120190226
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting to ground and first and second signal lines includes a ground contact, a first signal contact, a second signal contact, and a switch connected to the first signal contact and the ground contact. The switch is biased “on” until after the first signal contact is connected to the first signal line, the ground contact is connected to the ground, and the second signal contact is connected to the second signal line. The switch, during connection of the connector to ground and first and second signal lines, is thereby automatically triggered to “off” during connection of the connector. If the first and second signal lines are differential signals, the switch, instead, electrically connects and disconnects the first signal contact to the second signal contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Howard H. Roberts, JR., James Allen Andrews, Chris D. Eckhoff P.E., Randal A. Lee
  • Patent number: 8226426
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a circuit board, an antenna, and a RF connector. The circuit board, the antenna, and the RF connector are within the housing. The antenna and the RF connector are electrically connected to the circuit board. The RF connector includes a probe and is capable of receiving test signals through the probe to test the portable electronic device, and the RF connector is also capable of connecting the antenna through the probe to receive communication signals to implement communication function of the portable electronic device. A RF connector used in the portable electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiao-Dong Wang
  • Publication number: 20120178275
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a power contact and a switch retained to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a front surface, a first cavity and a second cavity recessed from the front surface. The power contact has a mating portion protruding into the first cavity. The switch has a button received in the second cavity and a connecting contact engaging with the button. The button has a lever protruding inwardly from an inner side thereof. The lever defines a through hole, and the connecting contact extends through the through hole and moves in the through hole in a pressing process of the button to make the connecting contact electrically connect or disconnect with the power contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Chun-Yu Shen, Jia-Yong He, Zhong-Hua Yao
  • Patent number: 8215975
    Abstract: The invention relates to a waterproof insulated connector, which modifies any electrical connection of a power supply, a USB, a VGA, a socket of electric equipment, an SD, an MS, an MMC and the like into a connection that is completely waterproof and insulated. Whether a connector of the electric equipment is connected or not, the plug and the socket are waterproof and can be completely and directly connected in water or other media without damaging the electric equipment and causing electric shock accidents, and multiple electric passages can be insulated from each other. The waterproof performance is realized by an isolating cavity consisting of a gating isolate component made of a dielectric elastomer, a shell and a hollow waterproof ring. The waterproof isolation connector and the method thereof have innovation in technology and lead users to an electric world with high safety and humanization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gang Zhou
  • Patent number: 8216000
    Abstract: An audio jack connector adapted for receiving a plug has a base having a socket. The base has a first terminal groove and a second terminal groove opened at one side of the socket. The second terminal groove is located between the socket and the first terminal groove and connects with the socket by means of a first connecting passage. A stationary switch terminal has a first fixing slice fastened in the second terminal groove, a first contacting end projected in the first connecting passage and an opening opened in first fixing slice. A resilient switch terminal has a second fixing slice fastened in the first terminal groove, a second contacting end projected into the socket through the first connecting passage and elastically received in the opening when the second contacting end is biased by the plug to be disconnected from the first contacting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Hung Su, Yao-Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 8210866
    Abstract: An outlet (1) includes a plurality of blade receiving members (13) adapted in use to be connected respectively to a plurality of DC supply lines (Wdc1 and Wdc2), and to be connected respectively to a plurality of blades (21) of an outlet plug (2). The outlet (1) is configured to supply DC power from the plurality of the DC supply lines (Wdc1 and Wdc2) to the outlet plug (2) via the plurality of the blade receiving members (13). The outlet (1) includes a wiring detecting means (3). The wiring detecting means (3) is configured to determine proper wiring when the plurality of the DC supply lines is connected respectively to the plurality of the blade receiving members at proper polarity, and to determine improper wiring when the plurality of the DC supply lines is connected respectively to the plurality of the blade receiving members at improper polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Inage, Yukihiko Okamura
  • Publication number: 20120164861
    Abstract: A safety socket includes a first conductive clamp seat and a second conductive clamp seat in alignment with a first insertion hole and a second insertion hole. In normal state, the first and second conductive clamp seats are spaced from a first power terminal and a second power terminal in an open state. When a plug is plugged into the safety socket, the prongs of the plug outward bias spring limbs of the first and second conductive clamp seats into contact with the corresponding first and second power terminals respectively. Only under such circumstance, the first and second conductive clamp seats electrically contact the first and second power terminals to close the circuit and provide power for an electric appliance. If a child inserts a conductive article into the first or second insertion hole, the danger of electrical shock can be avoided to ensure safety in use of electricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: DONGGUAN KOTEC ELECTRICAL UTENSILS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YU-CHIN CHUANG
  • Patent number: 8206166
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing, a shell covering on the insulating housing to define a card receiving space between the cover and the insulating housing for being inserted into a card along an insertion direction, a plurality of contacts received in the insulating housing and extended into the card receiving space, a first switch terminal and a second switch respectively positioned at a right side of the insulating housing. The first switch terminal includes a main section extended along the insertion direction, a first straight section and a second straight section successively and slantwise extended into the card receiving space form a free end of the first main section to respectively define a first slope and a second slope relative to the main section. The second switch terminal includes a contacting section extending beside the first straight section. The second slope is larger than the first slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Cheng Qu, Yun-Xiang Liu, Bing-Tao Yang, Yin-Lung Wu, Ming-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 8202104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric socket having at least two insertion holes of upper lid, a base with two axles, two insertion objects, a touch tone loop and a movable element. The insertion object has two elastic plates and two contact plates, the contact plates respectively have a contact portion; the touch tone loop comprises two movable plates and two fixture plates. The movable plates respectively have a contact portion; the fixture plates respectively have a contact portion corresponding to the contact portion of the contact plates, and a contact portion corresponding to the contact portion of the movable plates. The movable element has two bars, two blocks and two elastic elements. The bar has an end connected to the movable plate and the other end thereof connected to the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Pao-Chang Wang
  • Publication number: 20120149224
    Abstract: A detection switch for detecting when a card is inserted in to a connector. The detection switch includes a housing, a shell, a card receiving passageway, and a detection switch. The shell is disposed on and covers the housing. The card receiving passageway is arranged between the housing and the shell. The detection switch detects when the card is inserted into the card receiving passageway and disposed along a side of the card connector. The detection switch includes a fixed contact secured to the housing, and a movable contact extending from the shell and configured to (1) contact the fixed contact when the card is not inserted in the card receiving passageway and (2) release from contact with the fixed contact when the card is inserted into the card receiving passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Junya Tsuji, Tatsuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8197274
    Abstract: A torsional electrical contact includes a body including a helix with N turns around an axis, N?1. The body includes first and second ends. First and second contact arms extend outwardly away from the helix. The contact arms include respective distal ends. The arms define a contact angle ?. At least one of the first and second contact arms is selectively resiliently movable toward the other of the first and second contact arms to reduce the contact angle ?. One or more contacts are installed in a module and/or connected to an electronic component. A module including first and second contacts can be configured in a first condition in which the contacts are connected directly to each other or a second condition in which the contacts are engaged with respective parts of a circuit board or other component inserted into the housing according to a disclosed method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas R. Bodmann, Nathan J. Molnar
  • Publication number: 20120142204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wall outlet for controlling electrical current to said outlet comprising: at least one socket, where electrical power is supplied to the at least one socket; and an on/off switch wired in series with the at least one socket, where said on/off switch enables the user to cut electrical power the at least socket. In one exemplary embodiment, each socket includes two electrical contacts, where one contact is a live wire and other contact is a neutral wire. In yet another exemplary embodiment, each socket includes three electrical contacts, where one contact is a live wire, a second contact is a neutral wire and a third contact is a ground wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: HOLLY EBERHARD, Steve Eberhard
  • Publication number: 20120135620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector having a shorting bar and an operation device for controlling the shorting bar. The connector has a housing and electrical conductive terminals disposed in the housing. One or more metal shorting bars are attached to the housing, each shorting bar electrically connects two or more terminals as a protective measure to the systems connected to these terminals before the connector is connected to a counterpart connector. The operation device is movably disposed inside the housing. During the connecting process, the operation device is pushed by the counterpart connector to move relative to the housing towards the shorting bar. Upon completion of the connecting process, a portion of the operation device is inserted between the shorting bars and the terminals whereby the shorting bar are electrically isolated from the terminals to resume the original functions of these terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Joo Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 8188394
    Abstract: A universal termination system is provided for power tools. The universal termination system includes criteria for each of the main switch platforms that define the number, type, location and orientation of the terminations. That is, the number, type, location and orientation of the terminations in each main switch platform are standardized and the power tools that use that type main switch platform use the main switch platform having the standardized terminations. That is, power tools that use push button switches use the push button switch with the standardized terminations, power tools that use overhang switches use the overhang switch with the standardized terminations, and power tools that use in-line VSR switches use the in-line VSR switch with the standardized terminations. In an aspect of the invention, a right-angle pin terminal is received in one or more sets of the standardized terminations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett P. Mccormick, Michael A. Zemlock
  • Publication number: 20120129370
    Abstract: A card connector (100) includes an insulative housing (2), a metal cover (1) attached to the insulative housing to jointly define a receiving space (10), a number of contacts (3) fixed in the insulative housing, and a tray member (4) slidably received in the receiving space. The metal cover includes a first locking arm (13) extending into the receiving space. Each contact includes a contacting section (32) protruding into the receiving space. The tray member includes a frame (41) and a metal piece (42) cooperative with the frame to define a card-receiving cavity (40). The metal piece includes a first tab (421) to make contact with the first locking arm (13) when the tray member is inserted into the receiving space (10) along a tray-insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIAN-BO ZHOU, SHI-JIE TAN
  • Publication number: 20120129371
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine interface system including a first circuit board, a bracket coupled to the first circuit board, a fan coupled to the bracket and disposed over the first circuit board, a second circuit board coupled to the bracket, a first cable coupled between a connector of the first circuit board and a connector of the second circuit board; and a second cable coupled between a connector of the first circuit board and a connector of the second circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: SAN PASQUAL CASINO DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: David Alan Spence, JR.