With Sealing Element Or Material For Cooperation With Coupled Connector, E.g., Gasket Patents (Class 439/271)
  • Patent number: 11670896
    Abstract: An electrical connector contains a first contact group arranged on a first contact plane, a second contact group arranged on a second contact plane and a ground plate located on a ground plane. The ground plate is located between horizontally extending portions of the contacts of the first contact group and horizontally extending portions, downwardly extending portions and terminal portions of the contacts of the second contact group in addition to between contacting portions and the horizontally extending portions of the contacts of the first contact group and contacting portions and the horizontally extending portions of the contacts of the second contact group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Sadohara, Taro Mizue
  • Patent number: 11670925
    Abstract: An example threaded cable connector for a cable with a conductor and a surrounding shielding braid, comprising a base element, a first tightening nut and a first clamping element is presented herein. The base element includes a base for fastening the base element to a housing and a passage opening for the passage of the cable about which an encircling first thread is oriented. On a side facing away from the housing, the base element has a contact surface encircling the passage opening. The first tightening nut comprises a second thread for operatively connecting the first tightening nut to the first thread of the base element. The first clamping element has a first clamping surface and, in the mounted state, is arranged between the contact surface and the first tightening nut. The first clamping element, in the mounted state, presses the shielding braid against the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AGRO AG
    Inventor: Markus Aumiller
  • Patent number: 11670895
    Abstract: An electrical connector contains a first contact group arranged on a first contact plane, a second contact group arranged on a second contact plane and a ground plate located on a ground plane. The ground plate is located between horizontally extending portions of the contacts of the first contact group and horizontally extending portions, downwardly extending portions and terminal portions of the contacts of the second contact group in addition to between contacting portions and the horizontally extending portions of the contacts of the first contact group and contacting portions and the horizontally extending portions of the contacts of the second contact group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Sadohara, Taro Mizue
  • Patent number: 11652314
    Abstract: A sealed electrical connector assembly includes a first and second connector member. The first connector member is arrangeable in open and sealed positions. In the sealed position, the first connector member is mated and sealed to the second connector member. The first and second connector member sealing walls face each other in a sealing region. The first and second connector members includes first and second connector member sealing walls extending essentially the same direction. In the sealed position, a flexible sealing element is configured to be arranged between and contacting the first and second connector member sealing walls in the sealing region. The flexible sealing element is fixed with respect to one of the sealing walls and is releasably engageable with another one of the sealing walls for providing a watertight seal. The sealing wall is slanted with respect to the first direction along an entire sealing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Gunreben, Bruno Barth
  • Patent number: 11641077
    Abstract: A housing part includes a base section having a pair of oppositely disposed flat sides, a pair of housing sections each extending away from one of the pair of oppositely disposed flat sides, and a plurality of fibers disposed in the base section and the housing sections. A main fiber orientation of the fibers in each of the housing sections is oriented away from the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Gregor Panitz
  • Patent number: 11624890
    Abstract: A method for joining a camera module, which includes a base plate on which an image sensor is situated, and an objective holder in which an objective of the camera module is accommodated. The base plate and the objective holder are aligned relative to each other in a connection region and a connecting pin is guided through a recess of the base plate and/or the objective holder so that the connecting pin protrudes on the outside, and the at least one free end of the connecting pin is widened by a forming die using a radially acting deformation force such that the base plate and the objective holder are pressed against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Nikolai Bauer, Andreas Moehrle, Moritz Winkler, Michael Gockel
  • Patent number: 11616324
    Abstract: A connector comprising a cylindrically shaped socket and a plug that may be connected to the socket in a removable manner, in which a plurality of contacts are disposed being mounted in a contact block. It comprises a ring with ogive shaped parts (21) assembled in a membrane (22), the ogive shaped parts and the membrane being covered by a locking spring (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Conextivity Group SA
    Inventors: Savino Storione, Nicolas Convert, Jean-Marie Buchilly
  • Patent number: 11608917
    Abstract: A non-metallic fluid coupling is disclosed with electrical current transferring elements incorporated therein. The coupling is formed of two C-shaped halves of non-metal, non-conducting material, where each halve includes integral hinges and latches, or hinges and latches made of a common material with the C-shaped halves. A non-metallic, substantially rigid sealing sleeve can be incorporated into the coupling to seal the coupling while maintaining the strength of the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: AdelWiggins Group, a division of TransDigm Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Yun Jo Chung
  • Patent number: 11569605
    Abstract: A contact device includes an outer housing delimiting an inner space and an inner housing arranged in the inner space, the inner housing having a first recess. The contact device includes a contact element arranged in the inner space and a sealing element arranged between the contact element and the outer housing. The sealing element seals the inner space from the environment. The contact element has a second recess on an outside of the contact element aligned with the first recess. The contact device includes a contact securing device movable along the first recess to engage the second recess of the contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Lam Nguyen Nhu, Olivier De Cloet, Christian Schrettlinger, Wolfgang Mueller
  • Patent number: 11552426
    Abstract: A sealed connector assembly includes a female connector having an inner wall, an outer wall substantially parallel to the inner wall, and a resilient seal circumferentially extending from the inner wall and a male connector having a shroud extending parallel to the mating axis and a male blade stabilizer (MBS) moveable from a pre-staged position to a fully staged position and back to the pre-staged position. The MBS is configured to move from the pre-staged position to the fully staged position as the shroud is received between the outer wall and the resilient seal, thereby disposing the MBS between the inner and outer walls and retaining the resilient seal in an intended location. The MBS remains engaged to female connector until the shroud is withdrawn from between the outer wall and the resilient seal, thereby retaining the resilient seal in the intended location as the male connector is unmated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Sivakumar Jogula
  • Patent number: 11545781
    Abstract: The length of a waterproof and dustproof connector can be reduced to decrease its occupation area so as to secure the occupied area of the circuit board for electronic equipment and so as to design the layout of the electronic equipment more freely and so as to downsize the electronic equipment. The connector for electronic equipment includes an approximately cylindrical housing 2, a support 21 provided in the form of a wall in the housing 2, a contact terminal 3 and a power terminal 4 supported by the support 21, a shell 5 mounted inside the housing 2, and a seal 6 provided along the outer circumference adjacent to the end on the connection terminal inserting side of the housing 2. Preferably, the seal 6 is welded to the housing 2 and made of a resin softer than the resin of the housing 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: EX COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinya Yudate, Masanobu Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11525445
    Abstract: A compressor assembly becomes a compressor as a result of a terminal guard being attached. The compressor assembly includes a body, and a terminal guard mounting seat attached to an outer surface of the body. The terminal guard is attachable to the terminal guard mounting seat. A compressor includes the compressor assembly and the terminal guard. The compressor can be manufactured by attaching the terminal guard mounting seat to the outer surface, administering metal spraying to at least part of the outer surface after attaching the terminal guard mounting seat, and attaching the terminal guard to the terminal guard mounting seat after the administering metal spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Shimozono, Mikio Kajiwara, Tomomi Yokoyama, Kouji Kojima, Tsuyoshi Fukunaga, Mahoba Ogawa, Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11522313
    Abstract: A waterproof connector disposed on a circuit board of an electronic device and inserted with a housing of the electronic device is provided. The waterproof connector includes a connector and a waterproof covering member. The connector is disposed on the circuit board, and the waterproof covering member covers the connector and a part of the circuit board. An outer surface of the waterproof covering member has multiple ribs, and the ribs contact the housing to provide waterproof protection for an inside of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien Yu Tsai, Shin Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11491339
    Abstract: Seals used within lead bores of implantable medical devices for creating a seal to implantable medical leads inserted into the lead bores include an inner cylinder that engages the lead body. The inner cylinder is surrounded by a gap to either an outer cylinder of the seal or to surrounding structures of the implantable medical device. The inner cylinder has freedom of movement within the gap such that movement of the lead body that is off-axis relative to a centerline of the lead bore causes movement of the inner cylinder that is providing the seal. In this manner, the seal engagement to the lead body is maintained during this off-axis movement of the lead body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Steven T. Deininger, Jeffrey Clayton, Thomas M. Hillebrand, Jenna George, Bin Wang, Michael T. Hegland, Darren A. Janzig, Sean P. Skubitz, Richard T. Stone, Dale F. Seeley, Salil M. Vaidya
  • Patent number: 11456558
    Abstract: A pass-through connector for a battery pack having a hermetic casing is disclosed. The pass-through connector has a body including: a hermetic electrical, a first body portion defining a first connector portion, a second body portion opposite the first body portion, and a flange connected to and projecting radially from the second body portion. The pass-through connector also has a second connector portion selectively connected to the first connector portion, and a gasket abutting an engagement surface of the flange and adapted for providing a hermetic seal between the pass-through connector and the casing. At least one of the first body portion and the second connector portion defines at least one recess for permitting gas exchange in and out of the casing. A battery pack having the pass-through connector, and a method for introducing at least one gas in a hermetically sealable casing for a battery pack are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: BLUE SOLUTIONS CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Sebastien Geoffroy, Ronan Lacour
  • Patent number: 11444410
    Abstract: Provided is a waterproof structure for a multicore wire capable of enhancing waterproofness. The waterproof structure includes a multicore wire in which a plurality of core wires are housed in a sheath, a housing in which is housed a terminal fitting connected to a terminal portion of the core wires, and in which is formed an opening through which the core wires are externally extracted, a molded part covering the opening and covering an end face of the sheath, and a resin stopper part disposed on an inner side of the molded part inside the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Moriyuki Shimizu, Yukitoshi Terasaka, Toshinari Kobayashi, Hironobu Yamamoto, Kyungwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11431126
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a connector with a plug. A shroud extends over a portion of the plug and is coupled with the plug. A conductive socket is configured for receiving the plug of the connector. The socket includes a groove formed on an outer surface thereof. The shroud includes spring fingers having a lock portion thereon configured for engaging the groove for securing the connector in the socket. A collar is slidably mounted on the conductive socket and is configured for sliding between a locked position proximate to the socket groove and an unlocked position. The collar is further configured for engaging the spring fingers of the connector shroud in the locked position to hold the finger lock portions engaged with the groove to lock the connector in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Chvala
  • Patent number: 11424567
    Abstract: A connector structure is provided, including an insulating body, a plurality of terminals disposed in the insulating body, at least one stopper, and a housing receiving the insulating body and the terminals. A portion of the insulating body is abutted between the housing and the at least one stopper, and contacting portions of the housing and the at least one stopper are structurally combined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Lung Chien, Fan-Cheng Huang, Ying-Te Lin
  • Patent number: 11417973
    Abstract: A connector assembly for providing electrical connection from an electrical device ground wire to a vehicle chassis ground comprises a wire connector, a cable, and a surface connector. The wire connector is configured to receive the electrical device ground wire. The cable is electrically connected to the ground wire. The surface connector is coupled to the cable and configured to attach to a vehicle chassis. The surface connector includes a conductive disc, an outer insulating ring, and an inner insulating ring. The conductive disc is electrically connected to the cable and includes a central opening configured to receive a fastener which attaches the surface connector to the chassis. The inner insulating ring, a portion of the lower surface of the conductive disc, and the outer insulating ring form a hermetically sealed chamber with the chassis when the surface connector is attached to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Reed
  • Patent number: 11410798
    Abstract: A wire harness including an electric wire that has a core wire and a coating that coats the core wire, a connector that is attached to an end of the electric wire, and a seal that is interposed between the coating of the electric wire and the connector, wherein a tube with a modulus of elasticity higher than that of the coating is provided between the coating and the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Kawaguchi, Masaharu Suetani
  • Patent number: 11381010
    Abstract: A connection device electrically connects a textile to an electrical contact of a connector. The connection device is received in an insertion direction in the connector. The connection device includes a body and an attachment device. The body has a first end and a second end opposite the first end in the insertion direction. The body has a first surface extending between the first end and the second end and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The body has a portion at the first end extending essentially transversely from the first surface, the portion having an aperture into which the textile is inserted. The attachment device for the textile is connected to the second surface at the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics France SAS
    Inventors: Veronique Brenca, Xavier Rouillard, Joseph Daher
  • Patent number: 11382224
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed electronic package may include a thermal panel having a panel interior surface and a panel exterior surface with electronic device(s) in thermal communication with the panel interior surface. An enclosure, isolating environmental communication from internal electronic devices and modules, may be coupled to the thermal panel, and the enclosure may have an enclosure interior surface and an enclosure exterior surface. A plurality of electrical feedthroughs may be coupled to the package enclosure for signal and data transmission, and the conducting pin(s) in every electrical feedthrough may be bonded by a hydrophobic sealing material for harsh environmental electrical signal, data and power transmission. The ratio of sealing length over sealing bead diameter in the electrical feedthrough subassembly may have a preferred value from 2 to 3; and the ratio of the sealing bead diameter over pin diameter in the electrical feedthrough subassembly may have a preferred value from 1.5 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PA&E, HERMETIC SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Xia, Nathan Foster, Nelson Settles, Steve Hall, David DeWire
  • Patent number: 11366279
    Abstract: A method for joining a camera module, which includes a base plate on which an image sensor is situated, and an objective holder in which an objective of the camera module is accommodated. The base plate and the objective holder are aligned relative to each other in a connection region and a connecting pin is guided through a recess of the base plate and/or the objective holder so that the connecting pin protrudes on the outside, and the at least one free end of the connecting pin is widened by a forming die using a radially acting deformation force such that the base plate and the objective holder are pressed against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolai Bauer, Andreas Moehrle, Moritz Winkler, Michael Gockel
  • Patent number: 11367977
    Abstract: A sealed electrical connector system has a first connector assembly and a second connector assembly which are mated together at front ends thereof. In an embodiment, each assembly includes an insulative outer housing, shield seal cap, and terminal housing and an elastomeric shield seal and mat seal, each having terminal receiving passageways through which a terminal is seated. The shield seal caps are attached to rear ends and hold the shield seals in the outer housings. In an embodiment, the second connector assembly includes an insulative outer housing and an elastomeric seal, each having terminal receiving passageways through which a terminal is seated. The shield seal prevents high-pressure spray from directly contacting the mat seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Katy Boruszewski, Dawson James Schiller, Dakota R. Barthlow, Michael Vanslambrouck
  • Patent number: 11349263
    Abstract: An electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield system is disclosed. The system may include an EMI gasket assembly configured to prevent radio frequency (RF) radiation from escaping through a gap between a RF connector and the enclosure. The gasket assembly may include a gasket including a receiving portion. The receiving portion may be configured to receive a portion of a shaft of the RF connector. The gasket may be formed of a compressible material. The gasket assembly may include a spacer configured to couple to a portion of the shaft of the RF connector. The spacer may be configured to compress the gasket against a portion of the enclosure when the spacer is rotated in a first direction. The spacer may be configured to provide electrical continuity between the radio frequency connector and the gasket by causing the gasket to form an electrical connection with the enclosure when the gasket is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Shaw
  • Patent number: 11336051
    Abstract: A header connector includes a header housing having a mating end and a mounting end. The mounting end is configured to be mounted to a supporting structure. The header housing has shroud walls forming a header chamber configured to receive a plug connector. The header connector includes a header seal coupled to the header housing having an upper portion with an upper sealing surface and a lower portion with a lower sealing surface. The upper portion extends into the header chamber and the upper sealing surface is configured to interface with the plug connector to form a seal between the header housing and the plug connector. The lower portion extends to the mounting end and the lower sealing surface is configured to interface with the supporting structure to form a seal between the header housing and the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Adam Price Tyler
  • Patent number: 11329420
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing, a conductor unit having a plurality of conductors arranged in a row and an insulating holding body integrally molded with the conductors, and a sealing member that seals between the conductor unit and the housing. Each of the conductors includes a plate-shaped body and terminal parts provided at both ends of the body, respectively. The holding body includes a fitting part fitted to the housing, a plurality of covering parts each extending from the fitting part along the body and individually surrounding the body, and insulating walls each dividing two adjacent terminal parts. Each of the insulating walls has a main wall part and the main wall part extends on an extension line of a gap between two adjacent covering parts and divides two adjacent terminal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11268677
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a thread transmission structure, and an optical system and a spotlight using the transmission structure. The thread transmission structure includes a sliding element and a rotation adjustment ring sleeved on an outer ring of the sliding element, the rotation adjustment ring being sleeved on an outer side of the sliding element and coupled to the sliding element, the rotation adjustment ring includes an internal thread, the sliding element includes an external thread, the sliding element includes a plurality of thread segments spaced along a circumferential direction, the plurality of thread segments forming at least one round of interrupted external thread, a thread form of the internal thread and the external thread being trapezoidal or rectangular, and the rotation adjustment ring being rotatable relative to the sliding element to push the sliding element to slide in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd., Suzhou Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Mei, Yueping Wang, Dun Chen
  • Patent number: 11258196
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a cap housing in which a first terminal is disposed, a plug in which a second terminal is disposed, and a terminal position assurance (TPA) member. The plug has a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. The second end portion is inserted into the cap housing. A first end portion of the cap housing and the first end portion of the plug to which a wire is connected are each a coupling target. The TPA member is disposed at the coupling target. The TPA member includes a first block and a second block partitioned from one another in a circumferential direction of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Chul Kim, Byung Hee Cho, Suk Eun Jung, Ki Deok Cheon
  • Patent number: 11217933
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing having a first through-hole; a plate-shaped conductor inserted into the first through-hole; and a sealing part that has a flat annular shape in a plane view and seals between the conductor and the hosing. The sealing part has a pair of linear first sealing parts and a pair of arc-shaped second sealing parts. The housing has a recess that has a flat shape in a plan view and receives the sealing part. An inner dimension in a longitudinal direction of the recess is substantially equal to an outer dimension in the longitudinal direction of the sealing part, and an inner dimension in a short direction of the recess is smaller than an outer dimension in a short direction of the sealing part. The conductor presses and compresses the first sealing part and the second sealing part in a held state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11211739
    Abstract: A waterproof reversible USB receptacle and a method for manufacturing the waterproof reversible USB receptacle, including: an insulation case having a hollow portion; a stopper integrally formed in the hollow portion of the insulation case and including a blocking body, a through hole formed in the blocking body, and extension sheets formed by extending from the blocking body while being bent, the extension sheets being integrally formed in the insulation case; a connector sleeved in the insulation case and including a base portion stopped on the blocking body, and a connection tongue portion extending forward from the base portion and passing through the through hole of the stopper; and a waterproof adhesive coated on a rear portion of the insulation case. The extension sheets further extend to form fixing plates bent to be buckled to a rear end of the base portion after the connector is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EVERWIN PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanwen Gu
  • Patent number: 11189958
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing that is fixed to a casing of a first device at a communication part through which an opening of the casing of the first device and as opening of a casing of a second device communicate with each other, a conductor unit including a plurality of conductors arranged in a row and an insulating holding body integrally molded with the conductors, and a sealing member that seals between the conductor unit and the housing. Each of the conductors includes a plate-shaped body. The holding body includes a fitting part fitted to the housing, a plurality of covering parts each extending from the fitting part along the body and individually surrounding the body, and a connecting part connecting the adjacent covering parts at a position separated from the fitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Eiji Aoki
  • Patent number: 11189955
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing that is fixed to a casing of a first device, a plurality of conductors to electrically connect the first device and the second device, an insulating sealing member that includes a plurality of annular sealing parts that seal between the conductors and the housing and a connecting part that connects the sealing parts, and an insulating support member that includes second through holes into which the conductors are inserted, is attached to the housing from a side of the second device, and supports the sealing parts. The housing and the sealing member have a first fitting structure in which they are fitted to each other along an axial direction of the conductor, and the sealing member and the support member have a second fitting structure in which they are fitted to each other along the axial direction of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Kazuhide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11189966
    Abstract: An integral SMP connector assembly for a base station antenna comprising a base, in which at least two SMP connectors are configured to extend away from a backplate of the base station antenna from an upper surface of the base, the base including: at least one connecting portion which connects the base to the backplate so that the upper surface of the base faces the backplate; and a close looped groove located in the upper surface of the base and surrounding the at least one connecting portion and the at least two SMP connectors. The integral SMP connector assembly further comprises a seal received in the groove and configured to provide an airtight seal between the upper surface of the base and the backplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Zhigang Wang, Xun Zhang, Ruixin Su
  • Patent number: 11165189
    Abstract: Provided is a waterproof connector, with which waterproof performance can be improved. The waterproof connector includes a connector main body, which is mounted on a circuit board provided inside a housing, and is to be inserted into a housing connector hole formed in the housing; an annular seal member, which is provided outside the housing, and surrounds the connector main body; a bracket, which is provided to the housing, and is configured to presses the annular seal member against the housing; and fasteners configured to fix the bracket to the housing. The annular seal member is held in contact with a connector main body sealing surface and a housing sealing surface to close a gap between the housing and the connector main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Naoya Hashii
  • Patent number: 11152740
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a plug-in assembly, an insulating body and a waterproof adhesive block; a rear end of the plug-in assembly is provided with a cavity, the plug-in assembly includes a plurality of conductive terminals, and the conductive terminal is partially exposed in the cavity; a front end of the insulating body is provided with a plug-in groove, a front end of the plug-in assembly is located in the plug-in groove, a rear end of the insulating body is coated on an outer side of the plug-in assembly, and waterproof ports are provided on two sides of the insulating body; the cavity is filled with the waterproof adhesive block, and the waterproof port is at least partially filled with the waterproof adhesive block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LEADER PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongqiang Xu, Lijun Xu
  • Patent number: 11133636
    Abstract: A male power terminal and method for manufacturing a male power terminal are described. This terminal comprises a contact portion and a connection portion intended to electrically connect the terminal to an electrical circuit. This method comprises an operation of cutting a metal sheet, to form the contact portion and the connection portion. This method also comprises an operation of forming of bending the metal sheet so as to form the contact portion with a tubular shaped and a connection portion with two thicknesses of metal sheet. The method also comprises inserting a portion of a protection cap into the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Sylvain Bossuyt, Fran├žois Cormier
  • Patent number: 11128079
    Abstract: A connector, including: a first connector including a first housing and a tubular first shield made of metal and supported in the first housing; a second connector including a second housing to be coupled to the first housing and a tubular second shield made of metal and provided in the second housing, an axial end of the second shield r being arranged to overlap the first shield in a radial direction; an obliquely wound spring arranged between the first shield and the second shield in the radial direction, the obliquely wound spring making the first and second shields electrically conductive with each other; and a retainer made of an insulator, the retainer including a spring holder that holds the obliquely wound spring, the retainer being provided between the first shield and the second shield in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Ono, Nobuyuki Akiba
  • Patent number: 11114781
    Abstract: Connectors for connecting traces on one or more flexible circuit boards to traces on a printed circuit board. These connectors can include gaskets, potting material, and other structures or materials to seal electrical connections in the connector from moisture ingress to prevent damage. The connectors can be locked to secure the one or more flexible circuit board in place in the connector. The connectors can be unlocked and then opened to remove the flexible circuit boards to remove components or to rework the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Wankoff, Mahmoud R. Amini, Peter J. Cameron
  • Patent number: 11108188
    Abstract: A connector 10 includes a first connector 11 including a first connector housing 20 provided with a receptacle 23 having an opening 23A on one end side and configured to accommodate a first terminal fitting 13 on a back end of the receptacle 23, and a second connector 15 to be connected to the first connector 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Tsutomu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11101595
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal including: a circuit board provided in a case; a connector mounting part penetrating one side of the case and enabling connection with an external device; and a connector combined with the circuit board and provided in the connector mounting part, wherein the connector includes: a connector body mounted and installed on the connector mounting part so that the rear end portion is supported by the case; and a terminal part which is combined with the connector body, and in which a plurality of contact pins are molded for connection with an external device, and which extends toward the connector mounting part, wherein a waterproofing member is provided between the connector mounting part and the connector body to block the movement of fluid introduced through the connector mounting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghyun Jo, Jangwoo Hong, Hoseok Chung
  • Patent number: 11071442
    Abstract: A handheld endoscope has a disposable, single-use portion that includes a distal tip, cannula, housings, and a proximal port that is connected to a substantially straight working channel. The cannula is rotatable about the main longitudinal axis of the cannula. The endoscope also includes a re-usable portion that has a handle and display module. The single-use and re-usable portions mate and un-mate with each other via physical side-mounting arrangement as well as separate electrical connectors. The handle can house imaging system electronics that support manual and auto imaging modes which can be selected via touch screen control on the display module. The re-useable portion is sealed with various o-rings and/or gaskets and can be highly fluid resistant to facilitate disinfecting and/or sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: UroViu Corp.
    Inventors: Xiaolong Ouyang, Robert K Deckman, Shih-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 11028852
    Abstract: A drain pump includes an impeller, a rotor configured to rotate the impeller, a stator, a first housing that defines a rotor accommodating portion, a second housing that is coupled to the first housing and that defines together with the first housing a motor accommodating space that accommodates the stator, a connector that extends from the stator and that has a contact surface configured to connect to a power source and exposed to an outside of the motor accommodating space through at least one of the first housing or the second housing, and a connector cover portion that is located at at least one of the first housing or the second housing to cover the connector and that has at least one side surface opened to expose the contact surface of the connector to the outside of the motor accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangyoung Cho, Changsub Kim, Changhyeon Song, Youngjin Oh, Seonjoong Lee
  • Patent number: 11022708
    Abstract: A docking station for receiving different types of seismic nodes, the docking station including a frame; a control module attached to the frame plural docking modules attached to the frame, wherein each docking module includes plural docking bays; a monitor attached to the frame and configured to display information about the plural docking modules; and a network connection device attached to the frame and configured to provide data transfer capabilities for each docking bay of the plural docking bays. The plural docking bays are configured to accept interchangeable ports that are compatible with the different types of seismic nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SERCEL
    Inventors: Cyrille Bernard, Mathieu Sanche
  • Patent number: 11011869
    Abstract: The outer peripheral surface of a connector, to which a connector seal structure is applied, is provided with an engaging section that engages with a seal member. A rib of the engaging section locks the seal member in the inserting direction of the connector. The seal member is provided with a cutout section formed by cutting out a part of the rib, or a protruding section that engages with the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Sugio, Yuichi Takeda, Koji Inose
  • Patent number: 10998668
    Abstract: A connector assembly (10) disclosed by this specification is provided with a male connector (first connector) (14) including a connector-side receptacle (24) and to be fixed to a printed body (fixing member) (12), a female connector (second connector) to be fit into the connector-side receptacle of the first connector, and a case configured to accommodate the fixing member. The connector-side receptacle has a first facing surface configured to face a second facing surface provided on the second connector in a connecting direction. The case includes a connection stopping portion configured to come into contact with a contact portion provided on the second connector. A connecting operation of the first connector and the second connector is stopped in a state where the first facing surface and the second facing surface are not in contact by the contact of the contact portion and the connection stopping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Hidekazu Matsuda, Yuichi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10944201
    Abstract: A waterproof structure for a connector includes a housing retaining terminals and having an opening, a cover closing the opening, and a packing mounted on the cover and sealing between the housing and the cover at the opening. The cover has through holes and projections projecting from an outer surface of the cover. The packing has a body sandwiched between the housing and the cover and locked portions continuous to the body. The locked portion projects from the through hole to an exterior space of the cover toward a direction in which the projection projects, and the locked portion is locked by the projection at least in a direction perpendicular to the direction of projection of the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Iwabe, Yuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10944225
    Abstract: A system including an electrical header connector assembly is provided. The electrical header connector assembly includes an insulated body with a mating body portion and a strain relief portion, a first self-shorting contact and a second self-shorting contact. Each self-shorting contact includes a contact tail with a wire receiving recess and a contact blade extending opposite and substantially parallel to the contact tail. Each self-shorting contact further includes a shorting beam extending opposite the contact tail. The shorting beam includes a curved portion extending away from the contact blade and a bent tip portion extending toward the contact blade. The shorting beam of the first self-shorting contact is configured to touch the shorting beam of the second self-shorting contact when the electrical header is in a neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Brent Lybrand
  • Patent number: 10938160
    Abstract: A connector has a detector (11) provided in a housing (10) movably in a front-rear direction and allowed to move from a standby position to a detection position in front of the standby position when both housings (10, 90) are connected properly. The housing (10) includes housing narrowing portions (76) narrowed toward a rear part, and the detector (11) includes two side walls (53) configured to cover both side surfaces of the rear part of the housing (10). The side walls (53) include detecting member narrowing portions (56) narrowed to correspond to the housing narrowing portions (76) in parts facing the housing narrowing portions (76).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Minho Lee, Hideto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10923849
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing including an accommodation passage and a retainer insertion space, and a retainer including an insertion wall extending along the connector mating direction and a locking claw protruding from a rear portion thereof toward an accommodation passage direction. In the housing, a locking protrusion is provided at a rear portion of the retainer insertion space. When the retainer is inserted into the retainer insertion space from a connector mating front side, the locking claw gets over the locking protrusion to be engaged therewith, and thus a pre-locked position at which detachment of the retainer to the front side is prevented is obtained. When the retainer is moved in a widthwise direction, a full-locked position at which the locking claw engages with a step in the rear portion of the connector terminal, and detachment of the connector terminal toward the rear side is prevented is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Hayakawa