Having Open Slot For Receiving Panel Circuit Arrangement Patents (Class 439/267)
  • Patent number: 11114789
    Abstract: The electrical connector includes a main body including an insertion opening into which a connection target is inserted and an accommodation space to accommodate the connection target inserted into the insertion opening, conductive contact held in the main body so as to be connected to the connection target in the accommodation space, a cover member rotatably mounted on the main body so as to be rotatable around a rotation axis passing through the main body, and a stopper portion which restricts a rotation range of the cover member with respect to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Shimada, Masataka Muro, Hirotake Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10903594
    Abstract: A board-to-board connector assembly includes a connector interposer between first and second connectors each having a connector housing holding contacts and having a card slot for interfacing with a circuit card edge of a corresponding add-in card. The connector housings have board guides configured to engage the add-in cards and guide mating therewith. The connectors have latches configured to latchably engage the add-in cards to secure the connector to the add-in cards. The connector interposer electrically interconnects the first contacts and the second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Matthew Ryan Schmitt, Arash Behziz
  • Patent number: 10826223
    Abstract: A connection support cover is proposed that fits over the connecting end of the cable. The connection support cover is generally U-shaped and includes an aperture at the bottom of the U to allow for the actual connector portion of the cable to protrude through the cover. The connector support cover provides a larger, easier to grip surface and allows an individual to quickly and easily remove a cable from a device without harming either the cable or the embedded connector within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Drost
  • Patent number: 10741940
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a first wafer having a first housing with a first plurality of contact beams extending from the first housing in a first plane. A second wafer has a second housing with a second plurality of contact beams extending from said second housing in a second plane substantially parallel to the first plane. A dividing panel member extends from the insulative housing between the first plurality of contact beams and the second plurality of contact beams. Each of the contact beams extending from the wafer pair is configured to mate with a corresponding backplane contact in a backplane connector. The contact beams extending from the wafer pair and the backplane contacts are configured such that each pair of corresponding contacts includes a first contact point and a second contact point. When the wafer pair is fully received by the backplane connector, contact between the contact beam and the backplane contact is maintained at both the first and second contact points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Philip T. Stokoe
  • Patent number: 10707615
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a first housing, a mating terminal retained in the first housing, a second housing mated with the first housing, a contact member disposed in the second housing, and an insertion/extraction assist protrusion. The contact member is electrically connected with the mating terminal by pinching the mating terminal with a plurality of spring pieces facing each other. The spring pieces each have a contact portion protruding inward. The insertion/extraction assist protrusion is adapted to expand a gap between the spring pieces when the first housing and the second housing move relative to one another in a mating direction. The insertion/extraction assist protrusion is arranged offset from the contact portions in a plane crossing the mating direction and is arranged nearer to a start point of the mating than the contact portions during the mating in the mating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yamane, Seiji Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10658779
    Abstract: A connector for establishing electrical connections with a PCB comprises first and second sets of contact pads arranged in first and second rows on a same surface of the PCB. The connector includes a first set of elongated contacts, a second set of elongated contacts, and a contact block. The first set of contacts have contact surfaces that form a first row of contact surfaces configured to make and break electrical connectivity with the first set of contact pads of the PCB. The second set of contacts have contact surfaces that form a second row of contact surfaces configured to make and break electrical connectivity with the second set of contact pads of the PCB. The contact block supports the first and second sets of contacts and causes the contact surfaces to wipe against the first and second sets of contact pads when making and breaking electrical connectivity therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Daniel F. Cronch, Jesse A. Mann, Leon D. Schmidt, Steven A. Neu, Richard D. Twigg, Gregg R. Couture, James A. Wessman
  • Patent number: 10490921
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, a switch, a set portion, and a contact terminal. An insertion port and a guide hole are formed in the housing. A flat cable is inserted in the insertion port. The guide hole is a through hole passing through the housing in a direction perpendicular to an insertion direction of the flat cable. When the switch moves along the guide hole in a removal direction opposed to the insertion direction, the set portion protrudes outside the housing from the insertion port. A connection portion of the flat cable is set on the set portion. When the switch moves along the guide hole in the insertion direction, the set portion is stored in an inner space of the housing. The contact terminal contacts and presses, in the inner space, a conductor provided in the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Makoto Shiranita
  • Patent number: 10426381
    Abstract: Switchable grounded terminal loads are built into, or otherwise coupled to, connectors on motherboards and control devices. The terminal loads are coupled to the bus termination at the connector when the connector is “stuffed” (connected to a mating connector). The switchable grounded terminal loads replace dummy connectors in preventing empty “unstuffed” connectors from increasing error risks on active channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yunhui Chu, Charles C. Phares, John M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10418733
    Abstract: To be capable of easily avoiding lengthening and heightening with a simple configuration even in a case where relatively large electric power is supplied. Provided is a configuration in which the conductor resistance of a plurality of contact members 13 and 14 is reduced in accordance with an increment in thickness and energization allowable electric power is increased by one of more of the contact members 13 and 14 being formed thicker than the rest so that an increase in the size of an electric connector such as lengthening and heightening is prevented even in a case where the supply electric power with respect to the electric connector is large and the retention of a flat plate-shaped signal transmission medium F is enhanced by contact portions of the thickness-increased contact members 13 and 14 being pressure-welded to the flat plate-shaped signal transmission medium F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 10256556
    Abstract: The actuator (20) of the electrical connector (11) is configured such that pressure contact between the contacts (21) and the flexible connection member (8) is canceled by the actuator (20) being arranged at an open position (A1), and the contacts (21) are brought into pressure contact with the flexible connection member (8) by the actuator (20) being arranged at a closed position (A2). A provisional holding mechanism (51) can hold the actuator (20) at a provisional hold position (A3) when the flexible connection member (8) is not connected to the electrical connector (11). The provisional holding mechanism (51) includes first engagement portions (52) provided on a housing (22), and second engagement portions (53) provided on the actuator (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Naemura, Takahiro Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10236613
    Abstract: A connector for establishing electrical connections with a PCB comprises first and second sets of contact pads arranged in first and second rows on a same surface of the PCB. The connector includes a first set of elongated contacts, a second set of elongated contacts, and a contact block. The first set of contacts have contact surfaces that form a first row of contact surfaces configured to make and break electrical connectivity with the first set of contact pads of the PCB. The second set of contacts have contact surfaces that form a second row of contact surfaces configured to make and break electrical connectivity with the second set of contact pads of the PCB. The contact block supports the first and second sets of contacts and causes the contact surfaces to wipe against the first and second sets of contact pads when making and breaking electrical connectivity therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Daniel F. Cronch, Jesse A. Mann, Leon D. Schmidt, Steven A. Neu, Richard D. Twigg, Gregg R. Couture, James A. Wessman
  • Patent number: 10090625
    Abstract: Electrical terminals and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. An example method of making an electrical terminal is disclosed that includes forming a base portion of a housing for the electrical terminal, forming a top portion of the housing, the top portion having an opening defining an entry point for a wire to be terminated, extending a connector pin out through a bottom surface of the base portion of the housing to enable electrical connection with a printed circuit board, and sealingly mating the top portion to the base portion to enclose a first wire clamp within the housing, the first wire clamp to secure the wire in electrical contact with the connector pin when the wire is extending into the housing through the opening, the base portion and the top portion being immovably affixed, wherein the first wire clamp is actuated by a screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen George Seberger
  • Patent number: 10076046
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to an arrangement comprising a housing, a circuit board arranged in the housing and at least one flat contact to connect the circuit board with an electrical component arranged outside of the housing, whereby the housing has a breakthrough that the flat contact protrudes from, whereby the circuit board has breakthrough that the flat contact reaches through, that the circuit board has a contact tab on the side facing away from the housing breakthrough and whereby a molded seal is inserted in the housing breakthrough and the molded seal positively encloses the flat contact and whereby the contact tab is connected with the flat contact in an electrically conductive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Hermann Thurn, Hans-Jürgen Hanft
  • Patent number: 9954413
    Abstract: A power-supply-lead retaining part includes a pair of legs extending toward a bearing through hole, a pair of first locking portions provided on the pair of legs and locked to the edge portion of the bearing through hole, and a pair of second locking portions locked to the edge portion of the sensor substrate on both sides of a notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mineo Yamamoto, Kazunori Sakanobe, Hiroyuki Ishii, Hiroki Aso, Junichiro Oya, Yuto Urabe
  • Patent number: 9735529
    Abstract: A plug-in module for a motor unit, in particular for an adjusting motor, the plug-in module having a plug for introducing into a housing of the motor unit. In addition, the plug has: a carrier element having at least one recess for a respective electrical plug element; and the plug element itself for engaging with the corresponding plug connector of the motor unit, the plug element being arranged into the recess. Furthermore, the recess includes: an opening via which a plug element can be introduced in the recess; and a holding section into which a securing zone of the plug element can be pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schaible, Andreas Glemser
  • Patent number: 9698510
    Abstract: In the connector, each terminal has a base portion, a rear upper beam, a front upper beam, a rear lower beam, and a front lower beam. The actuator includes a cam portion pushing the rear upper beam upwards, and the rear lower beam includes a fixed portion. The front lower beam includes a contact point which establishes contact with the flat cable, and a front end of the lower surface of the front lower beam establishing contact with the upper surface of the bottom portion of the housing. The contact point is positioned to the rear of the upper end of the lower surface of the front lower beam, and the front lower beam and the rear lower beam curve upward when the rear upper beam is pushed upwards, the front end of the lower surface of the front lower beam and the fixed portion serving as the support point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Takumi Ono, Hideki Iijima
  • Patent number: 9614311
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for electrical contacting and a plug type connection comprising such an arrangement. The invention further relates to a method for joining an arrangement for electrical contacting to a counter-arrangement. An object of the invention is to provide an arrangement for electrical contacting, in which the risk of damage is as small as possible. This object is achieved by an arrangement for electrical contacting which comprises a resiliently redirectable contact arm having a contact face and a counter-element which can be displaced parallel with the contact arm, wherein the counter-element is displaced with respect to a start position (A) in a contact position (K) and the contact arm is thereby resiliently redirected transversely relative to the displacement direction (M) of the counter-element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Duenkel, Michael Schall, Gregor Panitz
  • Patent number: 9595779
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plurality of contacts, each contact having a first contact point electrically connected to a wiring pattern of a first connection object at one end and a second contact point mounted and fixed onto a wiring pattern of a second connection object by soldering at the other end, and the plurality of contacts is arranged in accordance with a predetermined wiring pattern, and after the second contact is mounted and fixed onto the wiring pattern of the second connection object, portions other than the second contact point of each contact are not fixed and bound with respect to the second connection object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakamura, Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 9466901
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a substrate, an insulator, a slider, and a contactor. The slider is slidable between first and second positions inside the insulator. The contactor is housed between an inner surface of a housing space part of the slider and a substrate receiver part. The substrate receiver part fixes the lead contact part of the contactor to a position apart from an electrode pad of the substrate in a state where the slider is located at the first position or fixes to a position where a pressing force of the lead contact part against the electrode pad is limited to not greater than a predetermined value, and releases fixation of the position when the slider is moved from the first position to the second position. The slider presses the lead contact part against the electrode pad by pressing the contactor when sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Kazuo Ikenaka
  • Patent number: 9397426
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts received in the housing. At least a retainer is retained in the insulative housing. The retainer includes a soldering portion leaning on a bottom side of the housing and said housing defines a hole corresponding to said soldering portion. The hole communicates with exterior in both a lengthwise direction and an inserting direction which is perpendicular to the lengthwise direction for enhancing the stability of welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhuang-Xing Li, Qin Xu
  • Patent number: 9077097
    Abstract: A module connector (102) for uninterrupted communication is described. The module connector (102) comprises a slot (602) for receiving connector pins (702) of an I/O module 500. The slot (602) has at least one pair of mating pins (606) to connect with the connector pins (702) of the I/O module (500). The at least one pair of mating pins (606) is normally closed in absence of the connector pins (702) in the slot (602). Further, the at least one pair of mating pins (606) in a normally closed state moves to an open state upon receiving the connector pins (702) of the I/O module (500) in the slot (602).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Milind Mohaniraj Karodi, Sunil Nagnathrao Kulkarni, Rahul Rameshrao Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 8986031
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector in which insertion of a substrate up to a proper position enables achievement of an electrical connection between the substrate and a contact point member. The connector includes a housing with an insertion recessed portion into which a substrate is to be inserted, a contact point member that includes a contact point portion which is installed in the housing, protrudes into an insertion recessed portion, and is electrically connected to a conductive portion of the substrate to be inserted, and position determining member which moves the contact point member, when the substrate is inserted into the insertion recessed portion of the housing, in such a manner that the contact point member is retracted from the insertion recessed portion and then protrudes into the insertion recessed portion to make an electrical connection to a conductive portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Seiji Shimada
  • Publication number: 20150056837
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a shell, a conducting base accommodated in the shell in a sliding manner, and a rotatable body having a pivot for pivoting the conducting base. At least one side of the conducting base has a first elastic member. The rotatable body has a bump located below the center of the pivot. The first elastic member is a linear spring and butts the bump. When the conducting base retreats from the shell, the first elastic member butts the bump, the rotatable body rotates and an insertion space is formed between the rotatable body and the conducting base for a mating plug to be inserted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhi Yong Zhou
  • Patent number: 8956180
    Abstract: To provide a connector capable of assuring contact pressure between a terminal and a flat cable without disposing a metal beam supporting an actuator. In the connector of the Present Application, a housing has a convexity-opposing a terminal, and an actuator has a concavity mating with the convexity. An axle disposed in the concavity is inserted into a bearing disposed on the convexity. The actuator has a cam fitting between the convexity and the terminal, and is disposed so as to be able to turn between a sandwiched position at which a flat cable is sandwiched between the cam and the terminal and a release position at which the sandwiching is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasuaki Kobayashi, Shinsuke Kunishi
  • Publication number: 20140342592
    Abstract: When an actuator is tilted to the rear so that a signal contact and a contact portion of a plate-like connection object are brought into contact with each other, a terminal portion, connected to a connecting portion of a board, of the signal contact is covered with a conductor member held in the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenta ASHIBU, Hiroyuki YOKOO
  • Patent number: 8827733
    Abstract: A connecting terminal for a connector has a fixed portion configured to be connected to an electrode portion provided in a member for mounting the connector, and a contact configured to electrically come in contact with a contact portion of a connected portion to be connected to the connector. At least one concave portion is provided along a whole outer peripheral surface of the connector terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshida, Hidekazu Yoshioka, Takaaki Suzumura, Yoshinobu Yamazaki, Takanobu Nagata
  • Publication number: 20140094047
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board connector includes a dielectric housing having receiving slots for receiving terminals. Each of the terminals includes first and second contact arms, a biasing arm, a fixing arm, and a linking arm. A pressing element pivots on the fixing arm against the biasing arm so as to tilt the first contact arm towards the second contact arm to clamp a flexible circuit board, wherein each of the receiving slots is formed with a retention wall, each of the terminals includes a first engaging portion formed on the junction of the first contact arm and the biasing arm or on the junction of the second contact arm and the fixing arm, the first engaging portion is located in alignment with an axis of the linking arm, whereby the terminal is secured in the receiving slot by the first engaging portion and the retention wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TAIWAN SUNCAGEY INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Tien Lin, Yen-Hsun Chen, Hsuan-Fu Huang
  • Patent number: 8641438
    Abstract: In an electronic device, a slider is disposed in an insertion opening of a housing of a card edge connector. The slider is movable with an insertion operation of a circuit board into the insertion opening from an initial position before the circuit board is inserted to an insertion completed position where the insertion operation of the circuit board is completed by being pushed by the circuit board. When the slider is at the initial position, terminal projections are supported on a support surface of the slider in a resiliently deformed condition so that contacts are separated from an electrode-formed surface of the circuit board. When the slider is at the insertion completed position, the terminal projections are completely separated from the slider and in a state of applying a spring back force of resilient deformation to the circuit board through the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kamiya, Taku Iida, Yuji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140024237
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting an electronic component with a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a socket having a plurality of lower contacts received therein, a cover assembled on the socket having a number upper contacts connecting with the lower contacts and a lever between the socket and the cover, the electronic component is soldered on the cover and connecting the upper contacts, and wherein the lever includes an operation portion, a pushing point and a fulcrum portion therebetween, when force is applied upon the operation portion, the pushing point moves around the fulcrum portion and towards the direction opposite to the force so as to remove the cover and the electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHUO-HSIU HSU
  • Patent number: 8608500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connection device, comprising a plug (7) which has contacts (8) and comprising mating contacts (4) arranged on a substrate (2), wherein the contacts (8) are intended for electrical contacting of the mating contacts (4). According to the invention, the plug (7) has at least one recess (18) for accommodating an element (10) arranged on the substrate (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Nowotnick, Oliver Gradtke, Matthias Lausmann
  • Patent number: 8579654
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a flat circuit includes an insulating housing defining an insertion slot for receiving the flat circuit, a plurality of terminals arranged in the housing in parallel relationship, a shielding shell surrounding the insulating housing and an actuator. The terminals have contacting projections extending into the insertion slot. The shell provides a plurality of spaced spring fingers extending into the inserting slot and establishes a receiving path between the contacting projections and the pivot beams. The actuator is mounted on the electrical connector for movement between an open position lifting up the spring fingers of the shielding shell and allowing insertion of the flat circuit into the inserting slot and a closed position allowing the pivot beam restore and pressing against the flat circuit toward the contacting projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Yue Chen, Ke-Hao Chen, Ming-Lun Szu
  • Patent number: 8323044
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulator, into which a thin sheet connection target is removably insertable, contacts, each provided with a fixed contact portion and a movable contact portion, and an actuator. Each fixed contact portion of the contacts is provided with a stopper protrusion and a hook portion provided on the stopper protrusion. Each movable contact portion of the contacts is provided with an engagement protrusion to be engaged with a cam portion formed in the actuator at the locked position. The actuator is provided with escape recesses, into each of which an end of the movable contact portions enter when the actuator is at the unlocked position. The actuator is provided with a rotation prohibition surface on a surface opposite to the escape recess, the rotation prohibition surface engaging with the hook portion from the fixed contact portion side when the actuator is at the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Connector Products Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Tsunemura
  • Publication number: 20120231646
    Abstract: It is the object of the present invention to provide a connector 10 which provides a stable connection that is resistant to the rocking motion of a connecting object in insertion direction, longitudinal pitch direction, or the direction of the thickness of the connector, while maintaining the low-profile level so as to prevent the deflection of the connecting object even when the connector is mounted on a flexible board e.g., an FPC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: DDK LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 8172594
    Abstract: A multi-pole connector has a first movable or plug-in connector member (30) with a plurality of electric contacts (131) supported by a terminal strip (31). The electric contacts are arranged in a pattern. The movable member (30) is designed to be mechanically and electrically coupled to a framework (1) which includes a second stationary, spring-biased connector member (5) which has at least one terminal strip (4, 4?) with a plurality of electric contact terminals (104, 104?) thereon, in the form of islands of material arranged in the same pattern. The movable member (30) is to be inserted into a fixed slide guide (103) and the connector member (5) is urged by springs (7) to bring terminal strips (4, 4?) into an electrical connection position with movable member (30) and a rotatable shaft (106) with cam (306) is used to move the stationary member (5) away from such position, to thereby permit release of the movable member (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Esaote S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Brusacà, Federico Cau
  • Patent number: 8149595
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket, a first circuit board, a securing member, and a second circuit board. The bracket includes a first sidewall, and an end wall perpendicularly extending from a front end of the first sidewall, for fixing a stop plate of a first expansion card. The first circuit board is mounted to the first sidewall of the bracket adjacent to the end wall. A first expansion slot is installed on the first circuit board for engaging with the first expansion card. The securing member is detachably mounted to the first sidewall behind the first circuit board and away from the end wall, for fixing a stop plate of a second expansion card. The second circuit board is detachably mounted to the first sidewall adjacent to the securing member. A second expansion slot is installed on the second circuit board for engaging with the second expansion card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Yi Wu, Xiao-Zhu Chen
  • Patent number: 8011088
    Abstract: The present invention provides a securing device for securing a card to a socket within a computer is provided where the card and the socket are coupled. The device includes a unitary base member comprising a foundation portion dimensioned to receive a stationary socket and an arm portion orthogonally positioned relative to the foundation. A first engaging means is formed on at least one side of the arm member. The device also includes a clasp assembly that includes an opening for slideably receiving the arm portion of the unitary base member, a recess for receiving a non-connecting end of a card, and a second engaging means for securely engaging the first engaging means. The clasp assembly secures the card to the socket with the socket received in the foundation portion and edge of the card is received in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Technology Advancement Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John Arthur McEwan, James Stewart McEwan, David A. Yates
  • Patent number: 7929311
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a circuit board received in the housing, and a memory card retaining mechanism received in the housing. The memory card retaining mechanism includes a plurality of conductive parts. The plurality of conductive parts cooperatively form an antenna integrated with the memory card retaining mechanism and connected to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Jung Tseng, Cho-Kang Hsu
  • Patent number: 7869192
    Abstract: An electrical switching apparatus mounting apparatus includes a base with a planar portion having a first side and an opposite second side. A number of first adjustable members are coupled to the opposite second side. Each of the first adjustable members includes a first end and an opposite second end. A number of second adjustable members are coupled transverse to the first adjustable members and include a first end and an opposite second end. At least one of the first end and the opposite second end of at least one of the first adjustable members and the second adjustable members is adjustable generally toward or generally away from the base. At least one of the first end and the opposite second end of the at least one of the first adjustable members and the second adjustable members is coupled to a number of walls of a switchgear enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Jacobsen, Jaymie L. Davenport, Barry T. Rambo
  • Patent number: 7744394
    Abstract: A golden finger protecting device includes a first, a second, and a third sidewall is connected between corresponding sides of the first and second walls. The first, the second, and third sidewalls are formed by folding a substrate along two parallel fold lines, to wrap the connection terminal of the expansion card. A width of the third sidewall is equal to thickness of the connection terminal. Widths of the first and second sidewalls are respectively greater than or equal to width of the connection terminal. A handle extends from the first sidewall or the second sidewall, away from the third sidewall. A first hole is defined symmetrically extending through the first and second sidewalls and extending through the third sidewall. At least one second hole is defined between a side opposite to the third sidewall of the first or second sidewall and a corresponding end of the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20090298316
    Abstract: A memory card connector (10) is disclosed that includes a card engaging member (14) in the form of a slider (14) which has a projection (14d) that extends from the slider to engage a retention notch (23) in the memory card (21). The card (21) is engaged when the card is inserted into the connector, and once inserted the card is pushed to release it. A biasing spring (15) is provided to bias the slider (14) in an ejection direction and this biasing spring exerts an ejection force on the slider. The slider engages (11h) a stop formed on the connector housing (11) and the slider (14) tilts to release the slider projection (14d) from the memory card retention notch (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Shinichiro Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7607949
    Abstract: A universal slot disposed on a base plate includes a first slot and a second slot. The first slot has a first electrical characteristic, and the second slot has a second electrical characteristic. The second slot covers the first slot in appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Ming-Chih Hsu
  • Patent number: 7575457
    Abstract: A contact connector assembly, which is adapted to be used in a sensor-dispensing instrument that contains electrochemical test sensors, comprises at least four electrical contacts, a housing connector, a base connector and a moveable mechanism. The housing connector forms a housing opening that is adapted to receive the at least four electrical contacts. The base connector is coupled to the housing connector and forms a sensor-receiving opening. The base or housing connector is adapted to move between first and second positions. The moveable mechanism is coupled to the housing or base connector. The moveable mechanism is adapted to move the base or housing connector between the first and second positions. The housing and base connectors are adapted to be coupled in a first position such that they are adapted to hold one of the test sensors. The housing and base connectors are adapted to be coupled in a second position such that they allow the test sensor to be removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventor: Russell J. Micinski
  • Patent number: 7540752
    Abstract: A releaseable multi-channel electrical connector is designed for small size, and ease of use without generating manipulation forces that might be transmitted to an attached living subject. Two pivoting frame members on which electrical snap connectors are mounted are oriented such that the two snap connectors face a male connector element placed between the two frames. The male connector includes mating snap connectors on opposing sides that join with the snap connectors on the frames when the frames are squeezed together. Because two frames are squeezed together with opposing forces to make a connection, no net force is generated or transmitted to the male element nor to attached subject bodies. The use of two snap connectors on opposing sides on a single male element increases the conductor density over prior devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Timothy J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7527513
    Abstract: A connector includes an inserting part where a plug connector is inserted, a contact member provided at a side of the inserting part, the contact member being where a basic end part is fixed, and a driving part configured to drive the contact member to a position where the contact member comes in contact with a contacted part of the plug connector inserted in the inserting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Okuyama, Yasushi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20080293278
    Abstract: A contact connector assembly, which is adapted to be used in a sensor-dispensing instrument that contains electrochemical test sensors, comprises at least four electrical contacts, a housing connector, a base connector and a moveable mechanism. The housing connector forms a housing opening that is adapted to receive the at least four electrical contacts. The base connector is coupled to the housing connector and forms a sensor-receiving opening. The base or housing connector is adapted to move between first and second positions. The moveable mechanism is coupled to the housing or base connector. The moveable mechanism is adapted to move the base or housing connector between the first and second positions. The housing and base connectors are adapted to be coupled in a first position such that they are adapted to hold one of the test sensors. The housing and base connectors are adapted to be coupled in a second position such that they allow the test sensor to be removed therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Russell J. Micinski
  • Patent number: 7455547
    Abstract: A connector includes a base mounted with connecting terminals at a predetermined pitch and an operating lever turnably supported on the base. The operating lever presses and connects a tip end portion of a flexible printed circuit board against and to fixed contacts of the connecting terminals. Mounting protrusions provided to opposite end portions of the operating lever are moved along first slide faces, tapered faces, and second slide faces. The faces are formed in an uninterrupted manner on upper end faces of partition walls provided to opposite side end portions of the base. Turning shaft portions coaxially provided in an interrupted manner to remaining one side edge portion of the operating lever push up elastic finger portions of the connecting terminals. The turning shaft portions are turnably fitted in bearing recessed portions formed at the elastic finger portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hemmi, Junichiro Kumagai
  • Patent number: 7442063
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical connector (100) comprising a housing assembly (10, 20) defining a slot, a number of contacts (30) assembled to the housing assembly (10, 20), a carriage (80) up and down moveably assembled in the slot; and a latch arm (50) being pivotally mounted to an end of the carriage (80) and being up and down moveable with the carriage (80), wherein the latch arm (50) being pivotally moveable coupled with a downward movement together with the carriage (80), in response to insertion of a daughter card into the slot, from an upper position to a lower position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James M. Sabo, Kevin E. Walker, Brian J. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 7416430
    Abstract: A contact connector assembly, which is adapted to be used in a sensor-dispensing instrument that contains electrochemical test sensors, comprises at least four electrical contacts, a housing connector, a base connector and a moveable mechanism. The housing connector forms a housing opening that is adapted to receive the at least four electrical contacts. The base connector is coupled to the housing connector and forms a sensor-receiving opening. The base or housing connector is adapted to move between first and second positions. The moveable mechanism is coupled to the housing or base connector. The moveable mechanism is adapted to move the base or housing connector between the first and second positions. The housing and base connectors are adapted to be coupled in a first position such that they are adapted to hold one of the test sensors. The housing and base connectors are adapted to be coupled in a second position such that they allow the test sensor to be removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: Russell J. Micinski
  • Patent number: 7390208
    Abstract: A card connector assembly (100) for insertion of an electronic card (5), includes an insulative housing (1) defining therein a slot (11) and a number of passageways (131) communicating with the slot, and a number of terminals (2) retained in the passageways. Each terminal includes a contact portion (21) exposed in the slot for contacting with the electronic card, and a deformable resilient beam (22) having a depressible portion (221) away from the contact portion. The depressible portions are outwardly depressed due to an insertion of the electronic card, and are inwardly relaxed due to an extraction of the electronic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James M. Sabo
  • Patent number: 7387528
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board connector includes a housing, a sliding cover and a pair of support nails. A pair of guiding grooves and a pair of insertion holes are defined in sidewalls of the housing for receiving the support nails. A protruding portion is formed on each support nail to form a pivotal hole between the protruding portion and inner surfaces of the groove. The sliding cover has a pair of cam shafts rotatably supported in the pivotal holes. The cross section of each cam shaft has an utmost protrudent point which brushes past an inner surface of the pivotal hole when flipping the sliding cover. The length of the longest chord of the cross section that passes the utmost protrudent point is longer than the distance between the inner surface brushed by the utmost protrudent point and its opposite inner surface of the pivotal hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-An Lee, Chung-Hsin Huang, Yung-Chi Peng