Having Circuit Interrupting Provision Effected By Mating Or Having "dead" Contact Activated After Mating Patents (Class 439/188)
  • Publication number: 20130288497
    Abstract: A coaxial connector and a method for providing a normal force in an electrical connector. The coaxial connector includes a first terminal having a first contact portion and a second terminal having a second contact portion. Before an external device is inserted into the coaxial connector for the first time, the first contact portion and the second contact portion form a first relative positional relationship. After the external device is disengaged from the coaxial connector, the second contact portion urges against the first contact portion upwards to form a third relative positional relationship. The third relative positional relationship is different from the first relative positional relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhudong Huo, Yongbo Deng, Defang Hu, Wen Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 8545262
    Abstract: Shorting clip for an ignition system adapted to be mounted in a retainer insert, including two contact members adapted to each contact a pin of a squib to short-circuit the pins and a first grounding contact adapted to contact a ground contact of a squib connector and at least one second grounding contact adapted to contact an electroconductive part of a squib. The clip further includes a support structure connecting the contact members and the first and second grounding contact with each other, which support structure is adapted to be arranged essentially parallel to the plug-in direction of the retainer insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg, S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8535074
    Abstract: Occurrence of defective electrical connection caused by dust that has entered the interior through a corresponding insertion hole can be prevented well by a simple configuration. A through hole facing a corresponding insertion hole is formed to penetrate through a movable contact attached to an insulating housing, and two corresponding connector contact pieces are disposed respectively in both sides sandwiching the through hole. Thus, the dust that has entered the interior through the corresponding insertion hole opened when a corresponding connector is not mated is configured to be discharged through the through hole without accumulating the dust on the movable contact to reduce the risk that the electrical conductivity between the movable contact and the fixed contact may be disturbed by the dust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirakawa, Kenichi Yotsutani
  • Patent number: 8517748
    Abstract: A communication connector with analog coupling circuit and a mechanical coupling circuit used for providing security to electronic devices. The analog circuit includes a male plug with an outer shell and tongue shell. Between the outer shell and tongue is a thin layer of non-conductive material to prevent the closure of a circuit. Two separate conductors are wired through the USB body; one attaching to the outer shell and the other attaching to the tongue. A closed circuit is created when the male USB is placed into a female receptor. The mechanical circuit creates a closed circuit when the plunger switch becomes compressed. There is a security monitor system connected to an end of the two conductors, which sound an alarm when circuit is opened. The alarm will sound if a thief attempts to steal the article either by cutting the wire or removal of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, Chung-Ping Lee, John N. Figh, Jr., Lucas P. Swartwood, Bruno M. L. Telles
  • Publication number: 20130217249
    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: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Panduit Corp.
  • Publication number: 20130210251
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing defining a base with a mating tongue. A plurality of contacts are disposed in the housing with contacting sections exposed on the mating tongue. A metallic shell is assembled to the housing and defines a mating cavity into which the mating tongue extends. A plurality of spring tangs are formed on the shell and extend into the mating cavity for retainable abutment against the inserted plug. A dome switch is located outside of the shell and intimately confronts the corresponding spring tang so as to be activated when the corresponding spring tang is outwardly deflected by the inserted plug. An addition detect pin is electrically connected to the dome switch when the dome switch is activated to verify whether the plug is inserted in the mating cavity or to identify whether a high power is required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: TERRANCE F. LITTLE, AN-JEN YANG, STEPHEN SEDIO
  • Publication number: 20130203275
    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: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
  • Patent number: 8500472
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a terminal. The housing has an insertion space into which a thin insertion object is inserted. The terminal member has a supported portion supported by the housing, an elastic portion configured to be elastically deformed according to an insertion of the thin insertion object into the insertion space, and a terminal portion to be soldered to a board. The terminal portion is extended from the supported portion in a direction different form an extending direction of the elastic portion. The terminal member is configured to detect an insertion state of the thin insertion object based on a change of conduction by the elastic deformation of the elastic portion A sectional area reducing part is provided in the terminal member between the supported portion and the terminal portion. The sectional area reducing part has a sectional area smaller than a sectional area at the terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Shimoyama, Kiyotaka Aoki
  • Patent number: 8496491
    Abstract: A connector unit includes a male connector including a first plug terminal, a second plug terminal, a first switch terminal, and a second switch terminal; and a female connector including a first jack terminal, a second jack terminal, a first contact unit, and a second contact unit. The first jack terminal is connected to the first contact unit. The second jack terminal is connected to the second contact unit. The first switch terminal is configured to make the first contact unit electrically conductive and the second switch terminal is configured to make the second contact unit electrically conductive when the male connector is inserted into the female connector and rotated with respect to the female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Seung Seok Baek, Koichi Kiryu
  • Patent number: 8497603
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus and a connection method therefore are disclosed. The portable electronic apparatus comprises a connector, a processing circuit, and a switch module. After a plug is plugged into the connector, the processing circuit reads a voltage value of the plug via the switch module. When determining that the voltage value of the plug is within a first voltage range, the processing circuit outputs switch signals to the switch module, so that an input signal of the plug is able to be transmitted to the processing circuit via the connector and the switch module. When determining that the voltage value of the plug is within a second voltage range, the processing circuit outputs other switch signals to the switch module, so that an output signal of the processing circuit is able to be transmitted to the plug via the switch module and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Wei Hsu, Yu-Peng Lai, Chia-Hsing Liao, Ching-Chung Hung, Wei-Syuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8491321
    Abstract: An objective is to produce the plug-in-connector for DC-wiring with safety by preventing degradation of contact points by shortening of period when arc is caused due to detaching and attaching the plug. An electrical outlet comprises an inversion-spring electrically connected to the plug's blade inserted from the insertion-hole. Both the ends of the inversion-spring are fixed to the inversion-spring's body, whereby the inversion-spring's intermediate-portion is moved between the contact position of making an elastically contact with the blade and the non-contact position of making a space having a predetermined distance or more for cutting the arc. The blade pushes the intermediate-portion to move it to the non-contact position by twisting the plug having a contact condition between the intermediate-portion and the blade. The intermediate-portion is inverted to have an elastic contact to the blade by pushing the push button to move the intermediate-portion, with non-contact position, by the driving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Susumu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8485836
    Abstract: A connector has a first housing (10), a pair of first terminal fittings (50) accommodated in parallel with each other inside the first housing (10), a short-circuiting terminal (40) mounted inside the first housing (10) and short-circuiting a pair of the first terminal fittings (50), and a sub-housing (30) having insulating properties and holding the short-circuiting terminals (40). An accommodation chamber (17) formed inside the first housing (10) is open on an outer side surface of the first housing (10) as a mounting/removing opening (18). The sub-housing (30) is inserted into the accommodation chamber (17) in almost parallel with a direction in which a pair of the first terminal fittings (50) is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideto Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130178083
    Abstract: A terminal box includes a box body having a bottom portion, a terminal portion fixed to the box body, a pressing portion, a holding portion and a slide mechanism The bottom portion has an opening portion capable of receiving a terminal inserted therein from the outside. The terminal portion is capable of establishing electric conduction between the terminal portion and the terminal upon contact therewith. The pressing portion is switchable between a contacting state in which the pressing portion clamps the terminal with the terminal portion for establishing electric conduction between the terminal portion and the terminal and a spaced state spaced apart from the terminal portion. The holding portion holds the pressing portion integrally and is slidable on the box body in the direction of movement of the pressing portion to/away from the terminal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro OHMORI, Toshiya TANAKA
  • Patent number: 8465308
    Abstract: Connectors that may be incorporated and used in electronic devices in a reliable manner. One example may provide a connector that may receive a memory card, such as a Secure Digital, SmartMedia, Compact Flash, or other type of memory card. One example may provide a connector that may connect to other electronic circuits and components in an electronic device in a reliable manner. Another may provide a connector that may reliably form a connection for electromagnetic interference protection during device assembly. Another may provide a connector that may be resistant to damage from debris or other particulate matter that may enter the connector. Another example may provide a connector that has a back that is reinforced to prevent damage caused by the insertion of a card with excessive force. Another may provide a connector having a raised portion arranged to fit in an opening in a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Appple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Greg Springer, William Long, John Raff, Laura DeForest
  • Patent number: 8465329
    Abstract: Circuits, methods, and apparatus for improved audio connectors. One example provides an audio connector, that, for purposes of activating circuitry to receive signals from a microphone, does not detect the presence of an audio jack until the audio jack is inserted far enough into the audio connector that a microphone contact on the audio jack comes into contact with a microphone signal pin on the audio connector. To prevent the redirection of audio signals away from an audio jack when the audio jack is partially extracted from the audio connector, such partial extractions are not detected by audio signal pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart Shannon Fields, Joshua Funamura
  • Patent number: 8465309
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Tyco Electronics Netherland B.V.
    Inventors: Junya Tsuji, Tatsuki Watanabe, Martijn Riemeijer
  • Patent number: 8459831
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state lamp having an electrically insulating heat sink that comprises a honeycomb structure is used to replace a conventional metallic one for efficiently dissipating the heat generated by operating the lamp. The lamp further built with a pair of shock protection switches can operate free of electric shock hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen, Ching-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8461856
    Abstract: A monitored test block for use in medium and high voltage electrical monitoring circuits such as found in substation facilities that signals via a communication protocol the operational status of potential, current and signal secondary circuits when connected to protection and monitoring devices (or test devices) such as protective relays, fault recorders or any other monitoring and controlling device. The monitored test block includes various safety features to prevent damage to the equipment or harm to a technician. The monitoring circuits may be located in the front for ease of access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Hubert Ostmeier
  • Patent number: 8444422
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a lower insulating seat, having a housing cavity recessed from an upper surface thereof, and a receiving slot is located on one side of the housing cavity; a movable terminal, having a retained portion retained in the receiving slot, a pressed portion extended from the retained portion, a first soldering portion bent downwards and extended from the retained portion, and a first strip-connecting portion extended outwards from the retained portion and coplanar with the retained portion; and a fixed terminal, having a fixed portion embedded in the lower insulating seat and coplanar with the retained portion, a pressing portion extended from the fixed portion and urging against the pressed portion, a second soldering portion extended from the fixed portion, and coplanar with the first soldering portion, a second strip-connecting portion extends from the second soldering portion, and in different planes with the first strip-connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Lotes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 8443234
    Abstract: A BIOS refresh device includes a first socket, a second socket, and a jumper. The first socket includes a first elastic contact, a first voltage contact, and a first ground contact. The second socket includes a second elastic contact, a second voltage contact, and a second ground contact. The jumper includes a first pin, a second pin, a third pin, and a fourth pin. The first pin is electronically connected with the second elastic contact. The second pin is electronically connected with the first voltage contact or the second voltage contact. The third pin is electronically connected with the first elastic contact. The fourth pin is electronically connected with the second ground contact or the second ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guo-Yi Chen, Hai-Qing Zhou, Jian-Chun Pan
  • Patent number: 8439696
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-Bo Zhou, Shi-Jie Tan
  • Publication number: 20130102173
    Abstract: With a simple configuration, increase in size can be avoided, usage durability is improved, and occurrence of insufficient electrical connection caused by dust can be prevented well. A crank part is provided in at least one of both contacts including elastic beam-like members. Both of the contacts are provided with cut-away parts, which substantially increase the span lengths of the elastic beam-like members, and gaps between the contacts and an insulating housing which ensure flexibility of the elastic beam-like members to ensure flexibility and prevent permanent deformation of the contacts while enhancing elasticity of the contacts. Dust which has entered the interior thereof is moved along the crank part to ensure electrical conductivity well, which is an employed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8419455
    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: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventors: Chung Wai (Paul) Cheng, Yong Fu, Chi Yin (Alan) Leung, Hou-You Han
  • 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: 8414319
    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: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, James E. Wiemeyer, Keith S. Maranto, Brad M. Baber
  • 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: 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: 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: 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