Contact Mounted In Floating Nonconductive Holder Patents (Class 439/247)
  • Patent number: 11322886
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to connector assembly for a connecting device. The connector assembly may include an electrical connector connectible with a corresponding receiving structure on a receiving device separate from the connecting device. Further, the connector assembly may include a connector housing enclosing the electrical connector. The connector housing may include a mounting lever engaged with a body of the connecting device to secure the connector housing with the connecting device and allow the connector housing to move relative to the body of the connecting device. Further, the connector assembly may include a biasing member disposed within the connector housing to bias the electrical connector toward the receiving structure on the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Chong S. Tan, Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 11309649
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing having a front wall and a floating connector assembly coupled to the front wall. The connector assembly includes a panel and a connector. The connector includes a frame attached to the panel and defines first and second alignment openings. A sleeve extends from the frame and extends through the front wall. A removable cover for the electronic device includes first and second connector alignment pins that align with the first and second alignment openings to align the connector sleeve with a connector aperture defined by the cover. The first and second connector alignment pins and the first and second alignment openings can each include tapered portions to move the connector assembly into alignment with the connector aperture as the cover is attached with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: James E. Harper, Mahmoud R. Amini, Rui Zhou
  • Patent number: 11296454
    Abstract: A hermetically-sealed edge-connect header that can withstand high temperatures, high pressures (or high vacuum levels), and high vibration environments, along with two corresponding connectors are disclosed. After brazing the edge-connect header components, the assembly is machined to form a slot with a portion of each of a plurality of electrical conductors removed in the machining process, resulting in a header with a high pin density. During the process of mating the first connector design to the edge-connect header, a plurality of wipers in the connector deflect, thereby causing the wipers to extend from the connector and contact the corresponding electrical conductors in the header. During the process of mating the second connector design to the edge-connect header, each of a plurality of wipers formed of low-mass, compliant metal wool, forms multiple contact points with a corresponding electrical conductor in the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Soolutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Kellogg, Bradley C. Salzbrenner, Charles A. Walker, Michael E. McReaken, Marshall S. Klee
  • Patent number: 11258216
    Abstract: An electrical connector with a housing having a mounting opening with a mounting projection. An outwardly facing wall of the mounting projection has at least one detent. A fixed member has a fixed member opening. The fixed member opening has an inner surface with at least one deflectable member which extends from the inner surface into the fixed member opening. A gap is provided between the inner surface of the fixed member opening and the outwardly facing wall of the mounting projection. The mounting projections are able to float radially with the gap. The at least one deflectable member cooperates with the first detent to retain the electrical connector assembly in a pre-staged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew Bryan Hitchcock, Sameh Mankaryos, Kevin John Peterson, Paul David Roman, Jr., Andrew Jacob Vasbinder, Tracy Everette Wilson
  • Patent number: 11251555
    Abstract: A floating connector includes a shell, a plurality of electrodes, two buckle members and a floating member. The shell has an accommodating space and a plurality of openings. The electrodes are disposed in the accommodating space and penetrate the openings to protrude from the openings. The buckle members are respectively disposed on two sides of the accommodating space. Each of the buckle members includes a fixed part, a contacting part, and an elastic part. The floating member includes a body, a plurality of electrode notches, and a bump. The electrode notches are formed on one side of the body that near the electrodes for receiving the electrodes protruding from the openings. The bump is disposed on the body and correspondingly to the notch, and the width of the bump is not greater than that of the notch, so that the bump is restricted in the notches by the guiding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Hsien-Chang Lin, Chun-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11152682
    Abstract: The present invention meets the needs described above through low-PIM universal antenna equipment mounts and associated assemblies for use at cell sites. The universal mounts are typically deployed in antenna equipment assemblies located in the nearfield reactive region behind the base station antennas. The mounts suppress PIM generation as compared to conventional equipment mounts even though the universal mounts are located well outside the main beam of the base station antenna. An illustrative universal mount includes a pressure bushing with a cap that includes a pair of parallel rails to stabilize the bushing on a metal mast. The rails allow the pressure bushing to transfer the load of the supported equipment to the curved surface of round cylindrical masts irrespective of the pipe diameter within the typical range of mast diameters, such as 2 inches to 6 inches in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ConcealFab Corporation
    Inventors: William Pounds, Thomas Bell, Steve Rogers
  • Patent number: 11152746
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a first member, a second member, and a sleeve connected to the first member. The sleeve may connect with a first component. The second member may connect with a second component. The first member may include a flange. The first portion of the sleeve may be disposed substantially at a first axial side of the flange. A second portion of the sleeve may be disposed substantially at a second axial side. The first and second members may include corresponding latching portions configured to selectively connect the first member with the second member and restrict relative axial movement between the first member and the second member. The latching portion of the second member may include a latching spring, and the latching portion of the first member may include a latching spring groove. When latched, the latching spring may be at least partially in the latching spring groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Brandon Hill
  • Patent number: 11146020
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a first electric wire which is provided with a first connector at a tip end thereof and is branched form a trunk line, a second electric wire which is provided with a second connector to be connected to the first connector and is connected to the first electric wire via the first connector and the second connector, a connector holder configured to hold one of the first connector and the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Watanabe, Naoyuki Yoshida, Shouya Shinogaya
  • Patent number: 11081823
    Abstract: A conductive terminal includes a first terminal and a second terminal stacked on the first terminal. The first terminal has a plurality of first contact portions at an end of the first terminal. A gap is formed between two adjacent first contact portions. The second terminal has a second contact portion at an end of the second terminal. At least a part of the second contact portion extends through the gap of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhicheng Zhang, Jiayong He, YuQiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11075424
    Abstract: A battery module includes a housing and a base of the housing. The base includes at least two opposing partition support walls, a first external wall, and a second external wall that is substantially perpendicular to the first external wall. The base also includes two or more partitions extending between the at least two opposing partition support walls to define compartments within the base, wherein each of the two or more partitions extend in alignment with the first external wall and transverse to the second external wall. Further, each of the two or more partitions is coupled to at least one of the at least two opposing partition support walls via a corresponding movable connection configured to be movable between a first position angled away from the first external wall, and a second position angled toward the first external wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Clarios Advanced Solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Helge Brenner, Markus Hoh, Ralf Joswig
  • Patent number: 11069999
    Abstract: An electrical terminal assembly includes a contact member that has a contact base. Contact arms extend from the contact base in an arm direction on opposite sides of a terminal plane. A connection portion extends from the contact base and includes a connection surface. A mount hole that extends through the connection portion and the connection surface. The electrical terminal assembly also includes a spring member supported on the contact member and including a spring base. Spring arms extend from the spring base on opposite sides of the terminal plane. The spring arms extend into engagement with the contact arms at respective spring contacts. A shroud is connected to the spring base and extends around the contact arms and beyond the contact arms in the arm direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Fisher, Michael James Porter, David Menzies, Deborah Probert
  • Patent number: 11050189
    Abstract: An accessory connector (102) and connector system (100) are provided. The accessory connector (102) comprises and edge tongue portion at one end and a thumb screw recess at the opposite end with a floating header therebetween. The edge tongue portion enables pivotal engagement of the accessory connector to a device interface. The floating header (110) has a perimeter alignment wall (112) surrounding a plurality of pogo pins (114) recessed therein. The floating header is movable in planar directions within the accessory connector prior to attachment of the connector to the radio connector interface (154). The x-y moveability allows for fine alignment of the pogo pins to corresponding contacts and loading of the pogo pins to the contacts in a z-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge L Garcia, Kiok Yung Lee, Chun Wen Ooi
  • Patent number: 11025006
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector module having a connector body with side edges and end edges. The connector body has contact channels holding contacts. The connector assembly includes a mounting frame having side walls and an end wall opposite a window between the side walls. The window is open to and provides access to a passage that receives the connector module. The mounting frame includes a connector module support structure for supporting the connector module in the passage that defines a confined space oversized relative to the connector body of the connector module to allow a limited amount of floating movement in the confined space in a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the mating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Francis John Blasick, Michael John Walmsley
  • Patent number: 10998742
    Abstract: A fixing connector with a charging module which is an assembling structure of a fixing seat and a fixing stand, wherein the fixing seat comprises a seat and a charging module; the seat has a concave portion, the charging module is arranged in the concave portion and comprises a body, a plurality of first conductive terminals and at least an elastic piece; the body has a plane and at least an anti-misinsertion key arranged on the plane, the first conductive terminals are arranged on the body and may be protruded out from the plane, the elastic piece is arranged between the body and the seat; the fixing connector with the fixing seat and the fixing stand includes the said fixing seat and a fixing stand comprising a convex portion to assemble the fixing stand onto the fixing seat by inserting the convex portion in the concave portion. Thereby, the charging module may perform charging when the fixing stand is assembled onto the fixing seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: T-CONN PRECISION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chien-Yi Yu
  • Patent number: 10998666
    Abstract: A movable connector including a stationary housing to be fixed to a substrate, a movable housing configured capable of moving relative to the stationary housing, and a terminal including a stationary-side retained portion retained at the stationary housing, a movable-side retained portion retained at the movable housing, and an elastically deformable movable portion positioned between the stationary-side retained portion and the movable-side retained portion. Retention of the stationary-side retained portion with respect to the stationary housing is achieved by performing insert molding. Retention of the movable-side retained portion with respect to the movable housing is achieved by performing press-fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Shioda, Yoshihito Ohkuma
  • Patent number: 10985439
    Abstract: A retaining and/or fastening frame (10) which is formed on or in a mobile-communications antenna (1) and/or on or in an electronic and/or filter module (4), or which can be fastened thereon, comprises a frame carrier (11) which is, or can be, fastened for example on a mobile-communications antenna (1). A movable plug-connector-receiving sleeve (12) comprises a housing wall (14), encircling a longitudinal axis (13) of the movable plug-connector-receiving sleeve (12) at least in part, and has two end sides (12a, 12b) located opposite one another. The encircling housing wall (14) surrounds an accommodating space (15), in which an antenna-side plug connector (9a) is, or can be, arranged. A connection port (6a) and/or a module-side plug connector (7a) of an electronic and/or filter module (4) can be introduced into the accommodating space (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Dan Fleancu, Maximilian Göttl
  • Patent number: 10910768
    Abstract: A movable floating connector is disclosed. In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a fixed structure coupled to a chassis, a movable floating connector assembly, and an elastic object. The movable floating connector assembly includes a receiving connector configured to engage with a module connector of an insertable module removable from the chassis. The elastic object is interfaced between at least a portion of the fixed structure and at least a portion of the movable floating connector assembly. The elastic object is configured to provide a force on the movable floating connector assembly against a direction of insertion of the insertable module to maintain a consistent engagement between the receiving connector of the movable floating connector assembly and the module connector of the insertable module across a variation in length in the direction of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Held, Michael Haken, Tiffany Jin
  • Patent number: 10741957
    Abstract: A terminal module M1 is to be accommodated into an outer housing 30, and includes male terminals 20 to be connected to ends of signal wires 11, a first terminal holding member 61 including accommodation recesses 78 for accommodating the terminals 20 inserted in a direction intersecting an extending direction of the terminals 20 with tip parts 21 of the terminals 20 projecting, and a second terminal holding member 65 to be assembled with the first terminal holding member 61. The second terminal holding member 65 is relatively movable toward ends of the signal wires 11 from a terminal tip protection position where the second terminal holding member 65 covers tip parts 21 of the terminals 20 projecting from the first terminal holding member 61.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruo Hara, Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10741966
    Abstract: An electronic connection assembly comprises a base, a first connector assembly and a module connector. The base comprises a first opening and a second opening, the second opening comprising a slotted edge with a passage which connects the first opening and the second opening. The first connector assembly comprises a wire harness, a rim and a receiving connector which protrudes a connector height from the rim, the rim being adapted to be introduced into the slotted edge. The module connector is adapted to match with the receiving connector. Either the first connector assembly or the module connector comprises a funnelled guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO ILUMINACION
    Inventors: Daniel Teba, Juan-Antonio Rubia, Beatriz Rama, Antonio Contreras, Alfonso-Manuel Guzman, Francisco Martinez, Manuel-Jesus Medina
  • Patent number: 10714883
    Abstract: An electrical line arrangement for a vehicle including a dimensionally stable flat conductor rail and a contact part housing fitted on the flat conductor rail such that it at least partially engages around the flat conductor rail. A contact part which makes contact with the flat conductor rail can be accommodated or is accommodated in the contact part housing. The line arrangement includes a mounting rail having a mounting flange for connection to the vehicle and a first connecting flange through which the contact part housing is held on the mounting rail in an interlocking manner in such a way that enables movement in a translatory manner along the mounting rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LISA DRAEXLMAIER GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10693259
    Abstract: In an example, a connector port assembly for use in an electronic device is disclosed. The connector port assembly may include a connector port, a fastener assembly and a flexible ring. The fastener assembly may fasten the connector port to a casing of the electronic device through at least one resilient member. The flexible ring may be disposed around an outer surface of the connector port. The fastener assembly and flexible ring may provide bend angle for the connector port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsin-Tsung Ho, Chia-Ming Tsai, Keng-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10680386
    Abstract: A connector having a floating structure and a reduced profile that improves transmission characteristics of a signal transmission is provided. A connector according to the present disclosure is to be fitted to a connection object and includes a first insulator, a second insulator that is movable relative to the first insulator, a contact attached to the first insulator and the second insulator, and adjustment members having electrical conductivity arranged within the first insulator. The adjustment members include adjustment portions, which are configured to oppose the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kakino, Masashi Kakeno, Shunsuke Morita
  • Patent number: 10658782
    Abstract: A contact stop spring and contact assembly are disclosed. The contact assembly has a contact housing with a contact chamber and a contact resiliently held in the contact chamber by the contact stop spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Eckel, Jochen Fertig, Joachim Toboldt, Wolfgang Balles, Stefan Wallner, Ruediger Meier
  • Patent number: 10654616
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a data connector assembly for a movable platform. The data connector assembly comprises a female data connector assembly having a recess with a data connector port at a center of the recess. A face plate is used to couple the female data connector assembly to the movable platform. A spring connector movable couples the housing of the female data connector assembly to the face plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Bradley, Stonie Hopkins, Jefferson Maldonado, Doug Hutchens, Jerry Wade
  • Patent number: 10630019
    Abstract: A shelf system having electrical supply includes at least one backboard and at least one power adjustment mechanism. Each power adjustment mechanism has a socket and a plug. The backboard has a through hole. The socket has an inserting cylinder inserted in the through hole and a clamping portion. The clamping portion has a connecting cylinder, a flange disposed on the connecting cylinder, and a wedge buckle disposed on the connecting cylinder and spaced from the flange. The backboard is sandwiched between the wedge buckle and the flange. The plug is a cylindrical portion inserted in the connecting cylinder. The plug can be arranged on the backboard and the socket can be inserted on the plug. Even if the shelf has been assembled, a user may quickly install the power adjustment mechanism into the shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chengke Zhang, Zhaoyong Zheng
  • Patent number: 10608361
    Abstract: A connection to which a mating connector, moving from one side to another side in a first direction, may be able to be inserted, and may include an inner housing, an outer housing surrounding the inner housing, and a plurality of terminals connecting these housings. The terminals may each include an inner fixed portion fixed to the inner housing, an outer fixed portion fixed to the outer housing, and an elastic portion that is connected to both the inner fixed portion and the outer fixed portion and is elastically deformable. The outer fixed portion may include a first base portion connected to the elastic portion and a first engaging portion that extends in a direction crossing the first direction from the first base portion and is engaged with the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Satoru Teruki
  • Patent number: 10581196
    Abstract: A power connector comprises an insulation body having a slot at a first side of the insulation body and a plurality of conductive terminals disposed in the insulation body. The conductive terminals include a positive conductive terminal and a negative conductive terminal. A first end of the positive conductive terminal is disposed in the slot and electrically contacts a first positive bus bar of a bus bar plug assembly inserted into the slot, and a second end of the positive conductive terminal electrically connects with a second positive bus bar. A first end of the negative conductive terminal is disposed in the slot and electrically contacts a first negative bus bar of the bus bar plug assembly, and a second end of the negative conductive terminal electrically connects with a second negative bus bar separated from the second positive bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiaoyong Liu, Guangming Zhao, Hua Li
  • Patent number: 10566723
    Abstract: A connector is configured such that a socket housing is engaged with a header housing as to cause a socket-side signal terminal to contact a header-side signal terminal and as to cause a socket-side power source terminal to contact a header-side power source terminal. The socket-side signal terminal and the socket-side power source terminal are arranged in a longitudinal direction of the socket housing. In the socket-side power source terminal and the header-side power source terminal, contact portions to contact each other are arranged in the longitudinal direction of the socket housing. Three tongues are formed in the socket-side power source terminal. The contact portions are provided at the three tongues, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ueda, Kohsuke Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10541486
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector mateable with each other. The first connector comprises two first positioning portions each having a first outer surface, and the second connector comprises two second positioning portion each having a second outer surface. Under a mated state where the first connector and the second connector are mated with each other, the first outer surfaces face the second outer surfaces in a horizontal direction (Y-direction), respectively. The connector assembly comprises at least one of a pair of first depressions provided to the first positioning portions, respectively, and another pair of second depressions provided to the second positioning portions, respectively. For example, when the first positioning portions are provided with the first depressions, respectively, under the mated state, each of the first depressions is located below an upper end of the first outer surface and depressed inward in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Osamu Hashiguchi, Shigeharu Aoki
  • Patent number: 10535949
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulative housing forming a pair of receiving slots, two pairs of contacts are retained in the housing and located by two sides of the corresponding receiving slots, respectively. Each contact has a frame having four sides with a pair of first spring arms extending from two opposite sides toward each other and extending into the receiving slot with the corresponding contact points at different levels. A second spring arm extends from another side into the receiving slot. A deflection direction of the first spring arms is perpendicular to that of the second spring arm, and the first spring arms contact one side of the blade type contact of the plug connector and the second spring arm contacts another side of the blade type contact of the plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Lin, Yue-Chao Zhao, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10516235
    Abstract: A connecting structure for coupling connectors includes a male connector, and a female connector connected to the male connector. The male connector includes: a base; a first terminal portion provided on an upper surface of the base; and an edge portion protruding from the upper surface of the base to surround the first terminal portion. In particular, the edge portion includes a coupling protrusion protruding from an outer surface of the edge portion. In addition, the female connector includes: a second terminal portion to be connected to the first terminal portion; an inner seal that is provided in the second terminal portion and inserted inside the edge portion; and a casing including an inner space where the second terminal portion is provided, and a coupling groove having a shape corresponding to the coupling protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, YURA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hyong Joon Park, Sang Chan Jeong, Han Joon Jeon, Il Kwon Park
  • Patent number: 10511126
    Abstract: A movable connector disclosed in the present description includes: a connector having a housing; and a connector mounting part to which the housing is movably mounted. The housing is provided with at least one mounting pin constituted by a plurality of elastic pieces arranged in a circular ring, and the connector mounting part is provided with mounting recesses (mounting tubular portions) that hold the mounting pin in a state in which it is inserted into the corresponding mounting recess. The mounting pin is capable of relative movement inside the mounting recess in directions that intersect a direction in which the mounting pin is mounted into the mounting recess, and the mounting pin is provided on one or two of the outer peripheral sides of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shimizu, Ryouya Okamoto, Hitoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10498054
    Abstract: A jumper is adapted to be disposed between two sockets. Each of the sockets has at least one conductive terminal. The jumper includes an insulative body and at least one conductive body, which includes a main body portion, a first engaging portion, and a second engaging portion. The main body portion is connected to the insulative body. The first and second engaging portions are respectively located at two opposite sides of the main body portion, and extend respectively from two opposite sides of the insulative body. The first engaging portion engages the conductive terminal of one of the sockets. The second engaging portion engages the conductive terminal of another one of the sockets, such that the conductive terminals are electrically connected. A power distribution device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Ming Chen, Chien-Chih Lee, Yong-Long Lee, Kun-Ta Yang
  • Patent number: 10451583
    Abstract: The gas sensor is equipped with a sensor device, a plurality of electrode springs contacting with electrodes and of the sensor device, an insulator retaining the electrode springs, and a plurality of leads connected to the respective electrode springs. Each of the electrode springs includes a retained portion retained by the insulator and a contact portion which is bent and inclined from the retained portion toward a front end side of the sensor device in the lengthwise direction. The contact portion is elastically deformed in contact with the electrode. Each of the electrode springs also includes a bent portion between the contact portion and the retained portion. The bent portion constitutes a base end of the contact portion and is oriented toward the base end side of the gas sensor in the lengthwise direction, thereby enabling the length of the sensor device to be decreased and improving the heat resistance of the electrode springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Noda, Hirokazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10454202
    Abstract: A connector includes a stationary housing to be mounted to a connection object; a movable housing configured to move relative to the stationary housing; and at least one pair of contacts arranged so as to correspond to each other. Each of the contacts includes: a first held portion fixed to the stationary housing; a second held portion fixed to the movable housing; and an elastic deformation portion configured to couple the first held portion and the second held portion. The elastic deformation portion includes a projecting portion that projects in an approaching direction, which is a direction of approaching the elastic deformation portion of another contact, or in a separating direction, which is a direction opposite to the approaching direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Kenichi Shimoji
  • Patent number: 10439321
    Abstract: A device for fastening and electrical contacting of a vehicle window pane with an integrated electrical functional element. The device includes a pane adapter fixed on the window pane; a pane holder that couples the pane adapter with a vehicle body; a pane-side plug that establishes electrical contact with the functional element when the window pane is assembled; and a pane-side coupling shoe for mounting the pane-side plug on the window pane. The device further includes a mating plug that couples with the pane-side plug to provide electrical contact of the functional element to a control unit. The pane adapter, the pane-side coupling shoe, the pane holder, and a plug holder that supports the mating plug, are kinematically coupled so that during assembly of the window pane using the pane adapter on the pane holder, the pane-side plug is connected to the mating plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN FRANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Marcel Klein, Dirk Doerner, Bernhard Reul, Thorsten Kuhnen, Andre Carl, Silvio Schatke, Johannes Schulz, Mathias Heppner, Olaf Kriese, Melanie Angermueller
  • Patent number: 10424857
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed comprising at least one contact clip. The contact clip comprises an electrically conductive substrate having a longitudinal axis, a first terminal located at a first end of the substrate, wherein the first terminal comprises at least two contact tongues between which a longitudinal slot is formed, which contact tongues are elastically deformable with respect to each other in a first direction which is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and a second terminal located at a second end of the substrate. The connector may further comprise a chassis and a PCB. In addition, a device comprising an energy consumer, an electrical energy source, a PCB and at least one connector is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Erndt, Michael Steghaus, Jan Christian Langsdorf, Torsten Klemm
  • Patent number: 10411419
    Abstract: A medical device self-aligning connector is disposed on a medical device cover, and has a moving connection body, passing through a hole formed in the medical device cover, and having multiple connection elements that electrically connect to a target component. The connector further has a base that supports the moving connection body, and an elastic body that press-connects the moving connection body to the medical device cover. The moving connection body is designed to cause a certain gap to exist between the moving connection body and the hole, and moves within the range of the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Jun You
  • Patent number: 10404009
    Abstract: A device for connecting and disconnecting an electrical apparatus by a first line and a second line, the device comprising a first part, carrying at least one first pole belonging to the first line; a second part, carrying at least one second pole belonging to the first line; the first part being movable relative to the second part in a connection and disconnection direction; a movable support guided in movement with respect to the first part, the support carrying at least one first pole belonging to the second line; the second part carrying at least one second pole belonging to the second line; at least one lock for securing the support with respect to the first part; the connection and disconnection device defining a first operating area in which: the at least one first pole belonging to the first line is in contact with the at least one second pole belonging to the first line so as to close the first line, and the at least one first pole belonging to the second line is in contact with the at least one seco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Philippe France, Romain Villard
  • Patent number: 10338648
    Abstract: A low-profile electrical connector that can be coupled to an electronic device without significantly increasing the effective size of the electronic device. When coupled to a compatible mating connector on the electronic device, the electrical connector does not extend significantly beyond the footprint of the electronic device or increase the thickness of the electronic device. Conductors in the electrical connector that electrically couple to contacts in the mating connector are routed to exit the electrical connector on a different side than the side opposite the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Philip A. Kufeldt, Rodney B. Ngai
  • Patent number: 10303035
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations. Also described are self-meshing networks for electrochromic windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Erich R. Klawuhn, Trevor Frank, Douglas Silkwood
  • Patent number: 10290982
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a socket connector, a plug connector having a bar shape for connecting an electric circuit, the plug connector capable of insertion into and removed from the socket connector and to be rotatable between unlocked and locked positions about an axis thereof, a pair of detection terminals opposing across the plug connector, and a conductive member for providing electric conduction between the pair of detection terminals in the locked position of the plug connector. The conductive member includes a pair of pressed pieces arranged between the pair of detection terminals and the plug connector, spaced away from the detection terminals in the unlocked position of the plug connector, but pressed by an outer surface of the plug connector in the locked position of the plug connector to bring contact portions thereof into contact with the detection terminals and a coupling piece coupling the pair of pressed pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Yokota, Masatoshi Maruishi, Jinichi Mashiyama
  • Patent number: 10292295
    Abstract: A measuring and/or control system (1), to control for example a machine tool, comprises at least a first and a second unit, each comprising a casing with a front wall, electronic circuits and at least one socket. The system further comprises a bridge connector (11) having a first multipolar connector (11A) and a second multipolar connector (11B), each of which can be coupled to one of the sockets in order to electrically connect the first and the second unit. In each of the first unit and second unit, the socket is positioned on the respective front wall and comprises planar electrical contacts. The first and the second multipolar connectors of the bridge connector are directed in the same direction so as to face the front wall of the first unit and the second unit and each comprise retractable contacts. The bridge connector comprises fastening elements for fastening the bridge connector to the front wall of the first unit and of the second unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Marposs Societa' Per Azioni
    Inventors: Carlo Dall'Aglio, Michele Gulinelli, Daniele Roversi
  • Patent number: 10243291
    Abstract: An electrical connector with terminals having contact portions that come into contact with a connected circuit board and a housing that supports the terminals. The housing has a stationary housing for attaching to a circuit board and a movable housing configured to move with respect to the stationary housing. The connecting circuit board contacts the contact portions on the movable housing side. The terminals each have a stationary-side supported portion that is supported by the stationary housing, a movable-side supported portion that is supported by the movable housing, and an elastic portion that links the stationary-side supported portion and the movable-side supported portion. The elastic portions each have longitudinal portions extending in the connector mating direction, and a lateral portion extending in a direction perpendicular to the mating direction, and reach the stationary-side supported portions via bent portions that are bent at the inner ends of the lateral portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunari Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10156684
    Abstract: An adapter with novel alignment features engages alignment features on a plug, providing general alignment of the ferrule holders and ferrules in the plug. After the plug engages the adapter, the ferrule holders engage a second set of alignment features in the adapter to provide fine alignment for the ferrules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd
    Inventors: Hiep V. Nguyen, Darrell R. Childers, Michael E. Hughes, Jillcha Fekadu Wakjira, Joseph P. Howard
  • Patent number: 10149400
    Abstract: A sled is provided to facilitate connection of the electrical components housed therein to a backplane located in a chassis. The sled includes a housing with a front portion and a rear portion connected by a base portion. The base portion includes a plurality of electronic unit modules. The sled also includes a connector laterally slidable with respect to the front portion of the housing. The connector is slidably configured to connect the electronic unit modules to a backplane located in the server rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Hsiao-Tsu Ni
  • Patent number: 10141666
    Abstract: A support of an electronic unit, configured to be integrated into a housing to support a first electronic unit and to allow electrical connection between the first electronic unit and a second electronic unit situated opposite, via at least one electrical connection element. The support includes: an open cavity for receiving the first electronic unit; a hollow column into which the at least one electrical connection element is inserted, the hollow column extending from the open cavity and being configured to communicate with the open cavity at a first end of the hollow column; and a channel including an end communicating with the bottom of the open cavity and another end communicating with a lateral wall of the hollow column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes de Controle Moteur
    Inventors: Guillaume Tramet, Arnaud Mas, Ernesto Sacco
  • Patent number: 10012801
    Abstract: A fiber connector is provided. In exemplary embodiments, a fiber connector may comprise an outer housing for securing a fiber cable within the housing, the housing comprising a top wall; a bottom wall disposed opposite the top side wall; a right side wall and a left side wall, each side wall having a through opening formed to receive a latch, the side walls comprising a straight portion for maintaining the latch within the through opening; and a pair of release members slidably coupled with the side walls, each release member comprising a release mechanism for releasing the fiber connector from the latch by sliding along the side walls and forcing the latch out of the through openings with the release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ARCHTECH ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Paul Foung
  • Patent number: 10001604
    Abstract: A connector-incorporating plug contains a connector to be inserted into and connected to an adapter in a receptacle and is connected to the receptacle. The connector-incorporating plug includes a housing that is located at a back-end side of the connector in a direction of insertion, to hold the connector, a spring pressing the housing in the direction of insertion, a holder that is located in front of a flange portion formed on the housing and that is mounted to the housing, and a shell member. The holder is pressed by the spring through the flange portion to butt against a projection formed on the inner wall of the shell member, and is kept there. The housing is movable with respect to the holder only along a first axis orthogonal to the direction of insertion. The holder is movable with respect to the shell member only along a crossing axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Hideto Shimazu, Osamu Imaki, Hideo Sugimoto, Naoki Katagiyama, Masaki Ishiguro, Yasutaka Hiroki
  • Patent number: 10003146
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal; a housing for holding the terminal; and a regulating metal member. The terminal includes a connecting portion to be connected to an electrical circuit board and a contact portion for contacting with a mating connecting member. The housing includes a fixed housing to be fixed to the electrical circuit board and a movable housing configured to be movable relative to the fixed housing. The regulating metal member is attached to the fixed housing, and includes a regulating portion for preventing the movable housing from abutting against the electrical circuit board. The terminal further includes an elastic portion configured to be capable of elastically deforming. The regulating portion is disposed to face or abut against a lower surface of the fixed housing. The movable housing includes a recessed portion in the lower surface thereof for accommodating the regulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kentaro Doi