With Sealing Element Or Material For Cooperation With Coupled Connector, E.g., Gasket Patents (Class 439/271)
  • Patent number: 10411369
    Abstract: A cable splice includes a casing having a central portion and a first end including a first aperture. The casing defines an interior cavity. A guide assembly extends through the first opening into the interior cavity. A first clamp member is positioned in the interior cavity and moveable between a loading position and a terminated position. A first biasing member biases the first clamp member toward the terminated position. A carrier is positioned in the interior cavity between the first biasing member and the central region. A second clamp member is positioned in the carrier and moveable with respect to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Seydou Diop, Paul Zelazny, Dirk Byerman
  • Patent number: 10411387
    Abstract: A terminal (10) disclosed by this specification includes a case (20), and a coil spring (30) is accommodated in a compressed state inside the case (20). A first conductive member (40) is sandwiched between a first end of the coil spring (30) and an inner wall of the case (20) and has a contact portion (43) movable in a direction to compress the coil spring (30) farther. A shaft center (70) is accommodated inside the coil spring (30) and projects in an axial direction of the coil spring (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiro Nishida, Seido Nishijima
  • Patent number: 10389297
    Abstract: A mechanical and electrical connecting assembly between the surfaces of two adjacent bodies comprises, on the male part, a projecting screw driven by a magnetic motivator. A threaded cavity, on the female part, intimately engages the screw to form a rigid mechanical link between the two bodies. A washer terminal in rotative contact with the screw can accept a soldered connection with an electrical conductor. A plug terminal at the end of the cavity closes an electrical path with a conductor soldered to it. A remote outside actuator including a spinning magnet excites and causes the magnetic motivator to rotate and drive the screw either into or out of the cavity and electrical contact with the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Kelvin D. Elisary
  • Patent number: 10381773
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing (30) having a separation wall (33), through which a plurality of terminal fittings (20) penetrate, and a receptacle (51) configured to surround a group of the terminal fittings (20) projecting from the separation wall (33), a filling recess (55) configured to surround the terminal fittings (20) in the receptacle (51) and fill a potting agent (80) inside, and auxiliary reservoir portions (57) for the potting agent (80) formed to have a recessed shape on an inner peripheral surface side of the receptacle (51) while communicating with each filling recess (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10361503
    Abstract: A resin containing packing includes an elastic seal member and a resin member. The elastic seal member integrally includes an electric wire seal part in close-contact with an electric wire inserted into an attachment hole of equipment, an exterior seal part in close-contact with an inner circumferential surface of an exterior member which is mounted on an outer circumferential side of the electric wire seal part, and an equipment-side seal part in close-contact with an inner circumferential surface of the attachment hole. The resin member, is integrated with the elastic seal member, and integrally includes an exterior engaging part which is exposed from the outer circumferential surface of the elastic seal member to be positioned and engaged in the exterior member and an electric wire holding part which is exposed on an inner circumferential side of the equipment-side seal part to hold the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuichirou Motohashi, Haruhiko Yokoyama, Takaaki Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10355391
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing that has a plurality of terminal receiving chambers into which terminals are inserted and a rear holder that is mounted at the housing and supports a wire connected to the terminal received in each terminal receiving chamber. In the connector, the rear holder has a terminal holding part that holds each terminal at a predetermined position in an insertion direction of the rear holder into each terminal receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Uenosono, Takashi Tsukamoto, Shoya Ueda, Naoto Sugie, Koutatsu Shibayama
  • Patent number: 10355397
    Abstract: A rubber plug (10) includes a mat-like rubber plug body (12) with sealing holes (11) for receiving a wire with terminal (95) in a liquid-tight manner. Rounded corner parts (13) protruding out on the rubber plug body (12). Outer peripheral lips (18) are provided circumferentially on an outer periphery of the rubber plug body (12) and inner peripheral lips (19) are provided circumferentially on inner peripheries of the sealing holes (11). Lightening portions (21) are provided for the outer peripheral lips (18) in base end parts of the outer peripheral lips (18) and parts facing the inner peripheral lips (19) of the sealing holes (11) near the corner parts (13) of the rubber plug body (12). The lightening portions (21) are recessed more inward than regions (22) adjacent in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Hirota
  • Patent number: 10355469
    Abstract: A seal structure for a multicore cable includes a multicore cable in which a first electrical wire to a fourth electrical wire are enveloped by a sheath, a rubber plug that is fitted around an end portion of the sheath and has through-holes through which the electrical wires respectively pass, and a holder having a sheath holding portion configured to hold the sheath and suppress shifting of a position of the sheath relative to the multicore cable, in which the holder has locking portion portions configured to hold the rubber plug and suppress movement of the rubber plug in a direction in which the rubber plug comes off from the end portion of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komori, Makoto Higashikozono, Hisashi Sawada
  • Patent number: 10348022
    Abstract: A connector includes a terminal, and a housing having a housing chamber for housing the terminal. The terminal includes a wire connection portion and an electric contact portion. An axial direction of the electric contact portion is a front-back direction crossing a vertical direction along which the wire connection portion and the electric contact portion are arranged in a row. The electric contact portion is formed in a tubular shape with a first wall portion continuing to the wire connection portion, a second wall portion facing the first wall portion, a third wall portion interposed between the first and second wall portions, and a fourth wall portion in the wire connection side and facing the third wall portion. The housing includes a locking arm. A claw portion of the locking arm catches a border portion between the second the fourth wall portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Endo, Jun Goto
  • Patent number: 10348042
    Abstract: Coaxial connecting devices used for transmitting high frequency electrical signals having two connector elements of generally cylindrical profile, and wherein each of the connector elements has an inner conductor, an insulator, and an outer conductor. In one of the two connector elements that may be of a male or a female orientation has two canted coil spring contacts where at least one of a first spring contact can be retained within at least one first spring groove within a second inner conductor and at least one of a second spring contact is retained within at least one second spring groove within a second outer conductor. The at least one second spring contact can be used as a simultaneous EMI shielding contact and latching, locking, or both latching and locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10328273
    Abstract: Medical devices include a separate enclosure that houses a battery and electrically isolates the battery from external conditions such as any metal enclosures and ultimately isolates the battery from body fluids. Thus, the separate enclosure attaches to a housing of a medical device and provides for modularity of the battery which allows, for instance, different size batteries to be used with the same medical device design. The separate enclosure further prevents stimulation current from leaking back to the battery housing by providing the electrical isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Erik J. Hovland, Rajesh V. Iyer, Steven J. May, Gordon O. Munns, Wesley A. Santa
  • Patent number: 10333287
    Abstract: An accommodation chamber includes an internal wall surface to be disposed to face an accommodation target object at an interval, the accommodation target object includes an external wall surface to be disposed to face the internal wall surface at an interval, one wall surface of the internal wall surface and the external wall surface includes a plurality of projecting portions that project toward another wall surface thereof, and extend along an insertion direction of the accommodation target object to the accommodation chamber, and contact the other wall surface, and the projecting portions are formed so that a demolding direction from a molding die forming the one wall surface corresponds to an extending direction, and the one wall surface is divided into a plurality of regions along the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Nakashima, Daisuke Kawada, Masahiro Wada
  • Patent number: 10316928
    Abstract: The present invention includes a first mounting member (11); a second mounting member (12); an actuator (14) which dampens and absorbs input vibration by reciprocally moving a movable element (13) in accordance with input vibration; an actuator case (15) which houses the actuator therein; and a relay connector (17) which is mounted on the actuator case and electrically connects the connector (16) of the actuator and an external power source. The relay connector includes a terminal (27) which connects the connector of the actuator and the external power supply, and a housing (28) in which the terminal is installed. The actuator case is formed with an insertion hole (31) through which the terminal is inserted, and a mounting cylinder (32) surrounding the insertion hole is provided to protrude from the actuator case. One of the mounting cylinder and the housing is airtightly fitted to the inside of the other thereof via a packing (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohiro Yanagida, Akira Ueki
  • Patent number: 10305226
    Abstract: A shield connector (1) includes electric wires (11), a housing (20), a shield conductor (30), and a shield bracket (40). The shield bracket 40 includes a main bracket (50) including a conductor holding portion (51), first and second connection portions (61, 71) and an auxiliary bracket (80). The conductor holding portion (51) and the shield conductor (30) held thereby the cover outlet tubes (27) and the electric wires (11) from one side. The housing (20) includes first and second attachment protrusions (25, 26). The first connection portion (61) includes a first attachment piece (64) engaged with the first attachment protrusion (25). The auxiliary bracket (80) includes an auxiliary attachment piece (82) engaged with the second attachment protrusion (26). An overlapping plate (81) of the auxiliary bracket (80) is swaged onto the second connection portion (71) by a swaging piece (75) of the second connection portion (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabishiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Iida, Yosuke Kurono, Tatsuhiko Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10295764
    Abstract: A plug connector is provided with a photoelectric conversion portion, a first electric connector and a first lock portion. The first electric connector inputs and outputs electric signals into and from the photoelectric conversion portion. The first lock portion and the first electric connector are apart from each other by a first distance. A receptacle connector is provided with a second lock portion and a second electric connector. When the plug connector and the receptacle connector are mated with each other, the second lock portion engages with the first lock portion, and the second electric connector is connected to the first electric connector. The second lock portion and the second electric connector are apart from each other by a second distance. A difference between the first distance and the second distance is equal to or less than an effective contact length between the first electric connector and the second electric connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Masaki Ishiguro, Hideto Shimazu
  • Patent number: 10290978
    Abstract: A female connector capable of easily confirming whether or not a male connector is connected thereto, a connector module having the male connector, and an electronic device having the connector module are disclosed. The female connector comprises a connector body, a first terminal engagement pin and a second terminal engagement pin. The first terminal engagement pin is disposed inside the connector body and capable of receiving an input signal from a connection terminal of a male connector when the connection terminal is in contact therewith. The second terminal engaging pin is disposed inside the connector body to be spaced apart from the first terminal engaging pin. The first and second terminal engagement pins are electrically connected with each other through the connection terminal when the connection terminal is inserted and coupled between the first and second terminal engagement pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SOLUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Sik Park, Dae Hyun Jang, Chang Min Seo
  • Patent number: 10291008
    Abstract: A downhole electrical feedthrough package and method for making the same. The feedthrough package may include a metal shell forming a shell conduit. A metal web may be coupled to the metal shell, and the metal web may form a web conduit. A conducting pin may extend through the shell conduit and web conduit. A dielectric seal may electrically isolate the conducting pin from the metal web. The dielectric seal may be formed by a bismuth glass based dielectric sealing material system having at least two of the four components selected from Bi2O3, B2O3, MO, and optionally REO forming a bismuth glass system. MO may be selected from ZnO, BaO, TiO2, and Fe2O3, and their glass making pre-cursors. REO may be selected from CeO2, Y2O3, Sc2O3, Nd2O3, Pr2O3, and lanthanum series oxides. One or more isolators may be disposed within the shell conduit proximate to the dielectric seal and surrounding a portion of the conducting pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PA&E, HERMETIC SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Xia, Nelson Settles, Tucker Havekost, Don Larson
  • Patent number: 10290974
    Abstract: A connector device includes a motor-side connector 30 including a motor-side terminal 31, an inverter-side connector 60 including an inverter-side terminal 70, a motor case 10 including the motor-side connector 30, and an inverter case 50 including the inverter-side connector 60, the connectors 30, 60 being fitted together when the inverter case 50 is stacked on and fastened to the motor case 10 using bolts 120. When the fastening of the cases 10, 50 is completed, a predetermined gap is ensured between opposing surfaces 36B, 80A of the connectors 30, 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishibashi, Tadahiro Fukushima, Takahiro Hagimoto, Tsukasa Aiba
  • Patent number: 10283901
    Abstract: A waterproof component includes a housing body, a mat seal, mat seal cover, and an elastic ring. The housing body includes an attachment-hole-insertion portion having a mat-seal-accommodating chamber, an abutting portion to abut a first peripheral surface of the attachment hole, a locking claw provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment hole insertion portion, the locking claw to be locked to a second peripheral surface of the attachment hole, and a cover locking portion provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment-hole-insertion portion. The mat seal has an electric wire press-fitting hole. The mat-seal-accommodating chamber accommodates the mat seal. The mat seal cover locks to the cover-locking portion, the mat seal cover interposes the mat seal between the mat seal cover and a bottom wall of the mat-seal-accommodating chamber. The elastic ring is disposed on an outer periphery of the attachment-hole-insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isanori Shimizu, Kouichi Ohyama, Takeo Koga, Kazunori Miura
  • Patent number: 10276988
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module enclosed within a metallic inner shell, and a metallic outer shell attached upon the inner shell. The contact module includes an insulator and a plurality of terminals integrally formed with the insulator. The insulator includes a base and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base. The inner shell forms a mating cavity in which the tongue portion extends. The side wall of the outer shell forms a front mounting leg and rear mounting leg. The front mounting leg extends horizontally with a notch/hole and a protrusion thereabouts while the rear mounting leg extends vertically at the rear end of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10249979
    Abstract: A waterproof component includes a housing body, a mat seal, mat seal cover, and an elastic ring. The housing body includes an attachment-hole-insertion portion having a mat-seal-accommodating chamber, an abutting portion to abut a first peripheral surface of the attachment hole, a locking claw provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment hole insertion portion, the locking claw to be locked to a second peripheral surface of the attachment hole, and a cover locking portion provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment-hole-insertion portion. The mat seal has an electric wire press-fitting hole. The mat-seal-accommodating chamber accommodates the mat seal. The mat seal cover locks to the cover-locking portion, the mat seal cover interposes the mat seal between the mat seal cover and a bottom wall of the mat-seal-accommodating chamber. The elastic ring is disposed on an outer periphery of the attachment-hole-insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isanori Shimizu, Kouichi Ohyama, Takeo Koga, Kazunori Miura
  • Patent number: 10240425
    Abstract: A connection assembly connects at least two subsea cables to a dual output subsea sensor An embodiment includes an adapter piece mounted to a rear part of the subsea sensor; a sensor port in the adapter piece, through which at least a first sensor connection and a second sensor connection are led to the subsea sensor; a first and second port for respectively providing a connection to a first and second subsea cable; a first penetrator providing a liquid tight seal between an interior space of the adapter piece and a duct connected to the first port; and a second penetrator providing a liquid tight seal between the interior space of the adapter piece and a duct connected to the second port. The sealing provided by the first and second penetrator preventing fluid communication between the respective duct connected to the first and second port, through the adapter piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Eastoe, Kjetil Haldorsen
  • Patent number: 10236620
    Abstract: A seal ring mounting portion has: an outer circumferential surface portion that is provided so as to come into close contact with an inner circumferential portion of a seal ring, and extends along a circumferential direction of the seal ring in a state of being in close contact with the inner circumferential portion of the seal ring; and a holding portion that has a first wall portion provided on one width-direction side of the outer circumferential surface portion and a second wall portion provided on another width-direction side of the outer circumferential surface portion, the holding portion sandwiching and holding the seal ring from two sides in a width direction of the seal ring by the first wall portion and the second wall portion in the state of the seal ring being in close contact with the outer circumferential surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Kono, Ryuji Kawaguchi, Seiji Yabuki, Hiroshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10224666
    Abstract: A shield connector has a packing. The packing has a plurality of tubular packing bodies that respectively mates with a plurality of tubular portions that respectively accommodating one or more electric wires connected to terminals in a connector housing, and have inner circumferential surfaces making contact with the tubular portions, and a connecting portion that connects the neighboring packing bodies. Each packing body has a first seal surface connected to an outer circumferential surface of the connecting portion in a connector insertion direction side out of an outer circumferential surface, and a second seal surface formed to extend in a circumferential direction and provided in a connector removal direction side. The first seal surface makes contact with the casing. Each second seal surface makes contact with each of a plurality of shield shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Aoshima
  • Patent number: 10205254
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base portion and a tongue portion; plural contacts affixed to the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue portion; a metal shielding plate affixed to the insulative housing; and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing; wherein at least one of the plurality of contacts, the metal shielding plate, and the shielding shell is covered by thermostable conductive adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Cai-Yuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10203228
    Abstract: A sensor assembly specially adapted for use as a crash sensor for motor vehicle applications. The sensor assembly includes a connector housing assembly and a separate sensor element. The sensor element is formed with a pair of spade type terminals. The sensor element is received by a passageway within the housing assembly which further incorporates receiving terminals connected with electrical pigtail wires. The assembly housing incorporates features for secure mounting of the unit to a vehicle or other device, and provide accurate location when needed for directional sensing. The unit provides a snapfit assembly of the sensor element and includes features for preventing improper assembly of the unit and provides a desired mechanical connection between the sensor element and the associated vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Forwerck, Mark Caron, Harvey Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10199763
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal module and a shielding shell surrounding the terminal module. The terminal module has an insulative housing and a plurality of conductive terminals retained in the insulative housing. The shielding shell has a metallic shell and a waterproof shell insert molded on an outer side of the metallic shell. The metallic shell surrounds the insulative housing to form a mating cavity opening forwardly. The shielding shell has a sealing member disposed between the metallic shell and the waterproof shell and a retaining member disposed at a rear side of the waterproof shell. The retaining member is separate from the sealing member. The metallic shell defines an opening slot going therethrough. The sealing member covers the opening slot. The retaining member defines a mounting leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Hui Zhu, Da-Wei Zhang, Shu-Jian Wang, Yen-Chih Chang, Ming-Guang Bai
  • Patent number: 10190589
    Abstract: A pothead cable seal for electric submersible motors. An electric submersible motor pothead system including a pothead that couples a power cable to an electric submersible motor operable in well fluid, the pothead including a finger seal including a finger around each phase of the power cable and a radial flange, a compression plate that exerts a radial force on each phase from an axial load provided by the compression plate against the radial flange, a seal seat including sockets that receive each finger; a space extending between a portion of an outer diameter of each finger and a flared inner diameter of the socket of the seal seat, and a seal ring extending circumferentially around an outer diameter of each finger and tangent to the flange, the seal ring contacting the flared inner diameter of the seal seat and closing the space to the ingress of well fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Michael Zugelder, Jeffrey G. Frey
  • Patent number: 10186804
    Abstract: A cable connector that includes a housing that receives a contact member and has opposite first and second ends, an inner sleeve having an insert section extending into the second end of the housing and a cable termination section for receiving a cable and that includes a locking portion, a backshell having a first end that couples to the second end of the housing and an opposite second end that surrounds the sleeve's cable termination section, and a locking member positioned between the sleeve's cable termination section and the second end of the backshell. The locking member has a locking element for cooperating with the sleeve's locking portion. The backshell is rotatable with respect to the housing in a tightening direction, and the locking element engages the locking portion of the inner sleeve such that rotation of the backshell in a loosening direction opposite the tightening direction is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Paolo Menolotto, Thien H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10177496
    Abstract: A plug connection for coupling a first and a second electrical connection of a first high-voltage component to a first and a second electric connection of a second high-voltage component, wherein the plug connection is provided with a housing in which is arranged as a first pair of high-volt terminals for coupling to the first and the second electric connection of the high-voltage component as well as a second pair of high-voltage terminals for coupling to the first and to the second electric connection of the second high-voltage component, wherein at least the first and the second high-voltage terminal are mounted so that they are movable relative to the second pair of connections of the plug connection in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Marvin Czech, Stefan Schoberer, Armin Pöppel
  • Patent number: 10177486
    Abstract: A connector includes a terminal, a housing, a waterproofing member and a waterproofing member cover. The waterproofing member includes a cylindrical sealing portion in which an insertion hole for the terminal is formed, and a guide portion disposed at least on a rear side in a terminal insertion direction in the insertion hole of the sealing portion and having a tapered shape so as to guide the terminal toward the insertion hole. The waterproofing member includes an elastically-deformable thin portion in a periphery of the sealing portion so that weight generated when the terminal guided to the insertion hole by the guide portion expands the insertion hole is larger than weight necessary for moving the sealing portion in a direction perpendicular to the terminal insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tooru Kobayashi, Hisaya Shibata
  • Patent number: 10177485
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a cylindrical metal shell having a mating portion extended from the front end to the rear end; and an inner sealing member that is brought into contact with a housing and the metal shell and hermetically seals between the housing and the metal shell. The mating portion is sealed by an outer peripheral joint and an inner peripheral joint so as to prevent the flow of a liquid from the front end side to the rear end side. Here, the outer peripheral joint is formed to some midpoint from the outer peripheral surface of the metal shell toward the inner peripheral surface of the metal shell, and the inner peripheral joint is formed from the inner peripheral surface to the outer peripheral joint on the contact portion with the inner sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ono, Osamu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10177487
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a cable connector equipped with a locking device essentially composed of an operation part pivotally mounted to the case, and a locking part pivotally mounted to the operation part, and a host connector equipped with a locking ear for locking with the locking part wherein the host connector forms a forward protrusion to form an outer region and an inner region each provided with a sealing member adapted to be compressed in the front-to-back direction by locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: De-Jin Chen, Xing-Liang Liu, Yu-San Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10164353
    Abstract: To simplify an assembling process and reduce a height while keeping a reliable waterproof structure by improving structures of a housing and an elastic body. Provided are an insulative housing 31, an insulative elastic body 40 which is held by the housing 31, and terminal pins 50 which penetrate through the elastic body 40 and are held by the housing 31. The insulative elastic body 40 has an outside elastic portion 41 and inside elastic portions 42 into which the insulative elastic body 40 is partitioned by the housing 31 and link portions 45 which link the outside elastic portion 41 to the inside elastic portions 42. The housing 31 is provided with wall portions 35 with which the inside elastic portions 42 through which the respective terminal pins 50 penetrate are in contact in a compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Yokowo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuo Miki, Shingo Orikasa
  • Patent number: 10158931
    Abstract: A microphone connector assembly comprises a receptacle and a sleeve. The receptacle includes a housing, a first cavity formed within the housing, a frame, a protrusion formed on the frame, and a first electrical block supported by the frame and positioned within the first cavity. The sleeve includes an outer shell, a second cavity formed within the outer shell, a keyway, and a second electrical block positioned within the second cavity. The sleeve is insertable into the receptacle such that the protrusion enters the keyway and the first and second electrical blocks engage one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Meyer, Walter Harwood
  • Patent number: 10141691
    Abstract: Provided is a connector in which terminal fittings and detection terminals can be formed at the same time. A housing (10) is provided with terminal fittings (20A) and a pair of detection terminals (20B). The terminal fittings (20A) are connected to ends of signal lines (70A), and electrically come into contact with counterpart terminal fittings (90A) provided in a counterpart housing (80) when both of the housings (10, 80) are fitted together. The pair of detection terminals (20B) are mutually energized thereby to close a detection circuit when both of the housings (10, 80) are properly fitted together. The pair of detection terminals (20B) are mutually connected via a detection line (70B) and formed in the same shape as the terminal fittings (20A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Noro, Kazuaki Takeda, Masahito Matsuura, Ryo Sawada
  • Patent number: 10136536
    Abstract: A resilient shielding member for a device (10) is disposed in a facing space (300) between a conductive motor case (10) of a motor (100) and an inverter case (201) of an inverter device (200). The resilient shielding member surrounds first terminal fittings (102) and second terminal fittings (202) connecting the motor (100) and the inverter device (200) over the entire circumference and is formed by integrating a waterproofing component (11) configured to resiliently contact the motor case (101) and the inverter case (201) in a liquid-tight manner over the entire circumference and a shielding component (13) configured to conductively contact the motor case (101) and the inverter case (201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Naono
  • Patent number: 10096932
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals retained in the housing, a metallic shell enclosing the housing and defining a mating cavity forwardly communicating with an exterior in a front-to-back direction, a compressible gasket surrounding a front edge region of the shell, and a metallic mounting bracket positioned upon the shell in the vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction wherein the mounting bracket includes a flange located at the front edge thereof and extending in a vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction to forwardly abut against the compressible gasket for preventing rearward movement of the compressible gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yen-Chih Chang, Shu-Jian Wang, Zhi-Hui Zhu, Peng-Ye Zhao, Da-Wei Zhang, Qin-Xin Cao
  • Patent number: 10090622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector including a first connector housing with a wall arranged substantially perpendicular to the connecting axis. The wall has an opening for insertion of a second connector housing. A first collar extends from the wall concentrically around the opening. A second collar extends from the wall concentrically around the first collar. The first collar and the second collar are spaced apart. A sleeve-shaped coding element is attached with a first end to the free end of the first collar. The first collar and the sleeve-shaped coding element are arranged concentrically around the opening. A sealing element is arranged in a sealing area between the first collar and the second collar. The sleeve-shaped coding element includes a supporting feature at its first end which is suitable for holding the sealing element in its position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Ludwig, Gert Droesbeke
  • Patent number: 10084276
    Abstract: A waterproof terminal structure includes a contact having a spring contact point, and a terminal member that holds the contact, the terminal member including a contact connection portion having conductivity and connected to the contact, a seal portion tightly attached to an insulating waterproof member disposed at least along a circumference of an opening of a housing, and a substrate mount portion having conductivity and connected to a wiring portion of a substrate, the contact connection portion and the substrate mount portion being electrically connected to each other and positioned such that a water entering path from the contact connection portion toward the substrate mount portion is cut by the seal portion, the contact not penetrating the terminal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiya Matsuo, Akihiro Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10056708
    Abstract: A first contact part in which three or more first indent parts are projectingly provided on the same circumference and a second contact part in which one second indent part is projectingly provided, in a terminal insertion process, the first indent part of the first contact part slides on the second contact part and the second indent part of the second contact part slides on the first contact part, and at a terminal insertion completion position, the second indent part intrudes into a position surrounded by the three or more first indent parts and outer circumference surfaces of the first indent parts come into contact with outer circumference surfaces of the second indent part, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Onuma, Ryo Fujikawa, Takahiro Yudate, Yoshitaka Ito
  • Patent number: 10050372
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and structure for sealing an electrical connector. The structure includes a sealing insert for insertion into the housing of an electrical connector. The sealing insert has a flared lip spaced from and extending above a base and the flared lip has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the base. The sealing insert further includes a retention feature and at least one electrical pin guide. The sealing insert is inserted into the housing of an electrical connector after applying a form in place sealant inside the housing. The flared lip forms a seal against an inner wall of the housing and the retention feature of the sealing insert engages a retention feature inside the housing thereby locking the sealing insert into the housing and forcing the sealant into a sealant gap formed between the housing and the sealing insert thereby sealing the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA POWERTRAIN INC.
    Inventor: Darrell F. Greene
  • Patent number: 10050375
    Abstract: An electrical connector for downhole well equipment has a housing having a cavity. A rigid rearward insulator is sealed within the cavity, the rearward insulator having a rearward insulator passage. An electrical conductor has an insulation layer and extends in a forward direction into the rearward insulator passage. An electrical connector terminal joins to a tip of the conductor. The insulation layer has a forward end spaced rearward from the connector terminal, defining an exposed portion of the conductor between the forward end of the insulation layer and the connector terminal. A grommet of resilient electrical insulation material within the rearward insulator passage has a grommet passage with a forward passage portion extending around the connector terminal and an intermediate passage portion sealing around the exposed portion. The grommet has an outer surface in sealing engagement with the rearward insulator passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Semple, David Tanner
  • Patent number: 10044149
    Abstract: A female connector includes a female terminal, an inner housing which holds the female terminal, an outer housing relatively movable to the inner housing, tubular first shield shell integrated with the inner housing, and an elastic member which generates a resilient force. The male connector includes a male terminal, a housing which holds the male terminal, and the tubular second shield shell integrated with the housing. First shield shell abuts against the second shield shell on the connector insertion direction side with insertion of the connectors and is pressed against the second shield shell by the resilient force of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Noboru Hayasaka, Yuhei Takeshita, Hiroaki Ono
  • Patent number: 10027056
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, an electrical connector may include a plug connected to a cord. The cord may be connected to a back of the plug. A width of the plug may narrow from the back of the plug to a front of the plug. The cord may be connected to the back of the plug. The cord may include at least one electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Randall R. Spangler
  • Patent number: 10027054
    Abstract: A connector includes a female terminal; a female housing; a shield shell which is formed in a tubular conductive material in which both ends are opened, the shield shell being integrated with the female housing in a state in which at least one of an outer circumferential side and an inner circumferential side of an end portion on an insertion direction side to the male connector is exposed as an annular exposed surface, and the female terminal and/or the electric wire being disposed inside the shield shell; and a sealing member which has a tubular sealing portion interposed between the male housing of the fitted male connector or the shield shell and the exposed surface as a seal side exposed surface opposed to the male housing or the shield shell, and suppresses entry of liquid therebetween by the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Takeshita, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Noboru Hayasaka, Hiroaki Ono
  • Patent number: 9997866
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of terminals integrally molded to the insulating housing, a metal shell and a waterproof housing. A rear of the insulating housing opens a penetrating groove. Each of the plurality of the terminals has a fastening portion, a contact portion and a soldering portion. The metal shell surrounds the insulating housing. The waterproof housing is integrally molded outside the metal shell by a liquid silicone rubber technology. The waterproof housing includes a main portion surrounding outside the metal shell, and a partition portion integrally molded in the penetrating groove, so that the partition portion fills in and effectively seals up intervals among rear ends of the fastening portions and the insulating housing. The waterproof housing has multiple sealing rings of which each surrounds a periphery of a front end of the waterproof housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Nien Hsu
  • Patent number: 9997859
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base portion and a tongue portion; plural contacts affixed to the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue portion; a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing and having a front end; an outer cover enclosing the shielding shell and having a front protrusion; and a front sealer having a front main body, a rear securing portion, and a pair of connecting portions connected between the front main body and the rear securing portion; wherein a groove is defined between the front end of the shielding shell and the front protrusion of the outer cover; and the front main body is disposed in the groove and the rear securing portion is disposed behind the front protrusion of the outer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yang-Yang Yu
  • Patent number: 9997869
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing including a base and a tongue; an upper and lower rows of contacts secured in the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue; a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing; and a metal plate situated between the upper row of contacts and the lower rows of contacts; wherein the shielding shell is integrally formed with the metal plate. A related method of making such an electrical connector includes the steps of: inserting a first and second terminal modules into a first and second receiving spaces of a shielding shell, respectively, from a rear of the shielding shell; and insert molding the first and second terminal modules with a planar portion of a metal plate integral with the shielding shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jian-Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 9991626
    Abstract: A connector includes a female terminal; a female housing; a shield shell which is formed in a tubular conductive material in which both ends are opened, the shield shell being integrated with the female housing in a state in which at least one of an outer circumferential side and an inner circumferential side of an end portion on an insertion direction side to the male connector is exposed as an annular exposed surface, and the female terminal and/or the electric wire being disposed inside the shield shell; and a sealing member which has a tubular sealing portion interposed between the male housing of the fitted male connector or the shield shell and the exposed surface as a seal side exposed surface opposed to the male housing or the shield shell, and suppresses entry of liquid therebetween by the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhei Takeshita, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Noboru Hayasaka, Hiroaki Ono