Sealing Element Having Cross Section That Is Neither Circular Nor Rectangular Patents (Class 439/272)
  • Patent number: 11245217
    Abstract: An electrical connector and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The electrical connector includes: a terminal set having at least one middle terminal, a left terminal and a right terminal; a terminal base for allowing the middle terminal to penetrate therethrough and preventing it from touching a base body of the terminal base and for respectively positioning the left terminal and the right terminal at two sides of the middle terminal and making the left terminal and the right terminal electrically interconnected; and an insulating housing for positioning the middle terminal and the terminal base and for allowing both ends of each of the middle, left terminal and the right terminal to be respectively extended in a predetermined direction and beyond the insulating housing. The present invention can simplify manufacturing procedures of the electrical connector, more effectively assure positioning of the terminal set and improve product yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TARNG YU ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying-Chung Chen, Mu-Jung Huang
  • Patent number: 10931054
    Abstract: A connector structure includes a bottomed tubular hood formed in a housing, a mating hood formed in a mating housing and fitted inside the bottomed tubular hood, a plate spring member made of metal accommodated in a tube bottom of the bottomed tubular hood, a backlash regulating member provided on an opposite side of the tube bottom across the plate spring member and urged in a direction opposite to a fitting direction of the mating hood by the plate spring member, a mating hood tip end surface formed at a tip end of the mating hood in the fitting direction, and a regulating member abutting surface provided on the backlash regulating member and pressed by the mating hood tip end surface in a fitted state that the housing and the mating housing are fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Saito, Tadashi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10824360
    Abstract: A data connector to interface with a sled of a data center includes a main body, a plurality of guide shafts, and a cover. The main body includes electrical contacts. The guide shafts are associated with the main body, and each guide shaft extends along a corresponding longitudinal axis. The cover is coupled to the guide shafts such that the cover is slidable along the guide shafts in a direction defined by the longitudinal axes. The cover includes a movable door to provide protection to the electrical contacts of the main body when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Russell Aoki
  • Patent number: 10819069
    Abstract: A radio frequency connector includes: a support portion, where the support portion is disposed in a male connector of the radio frequency connector, and the support portion is configured to connect the male connector to a ground cable of transmission lines of a feeding network; a first external conductor disposed in the male connector of the radio frequency connector, where the first external conductor is connected to the support portion; and a first inner conductor disposed in the male connector of the radio frequency connector, where the first inner conductor is disposed inside the first external conductor, an axis of the first inner conductor coincides with an axis of the first external conductor, the first inner conductor is connected to the support portion by using a first elastic element, and the first inner conductor moves in an axial direction of the external conductor through deformation of the first elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Runxiao Zhang, Zhiming Yang
  • Patent number: 10777934
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a housing with a mating face and a wire-receiving face. Terminal-receiving cavities extend from the mating face toward the wire-receiving face. A receiving cavity extends from the wire-receiving face to an end wall provided at an end of the terminal-receiving cavities. The receiving cavity has a first section provided proximate the wire-receiving face and a second section provided proximate the end wall at the end of the terminal-receiving cavities. A transition wall is provided between the first section and the second section. A rear cover member is provided proximate the wire-receiving face. The receiving cavity is configured to receive a gang sealing member in the first section or individual wire sealing members in the second section to form a seal between the housing and the respective gang sealing member or the individual wire sealing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TE CONNECTIVITY ITALIA DISTRIBUTION S.r.l.
    Inventors: Chong Hun Yi, Christopher A. Rowland, Fulvio Calvone
  • Patent number: 10644433
    Abstract: A plug-in connector part for plug-in connection to a mating plug-in connector part includes: a housing part comprising a first material; at least one plug-in element, arranged on the housing part, for electrically contacting the mating plug-in connector part; and an attachment part, which is attached to the housing part, being detachably connected to the housing part, the attachment part having at least one plug-in portion having an opening in which the at least one plug-in element is arranged, the attachment part comprising a second material that is different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT E-MOBILITY GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Fuehrer
  • Patent number: 10601167
    Abstract: A connector (relay connector 10) disclosed by this specification includes a first housing 21 having a terminal accommodating portion 24 into which first terminals 22 are to be accommodated, a second housing 51 including a receptacle 52 into which the first housing 21 is to be accommodated, the receptacle 52 being annularly continuous over an entire periphery, rubber plugs 30 fixed to the first terminals 22 and accommodated inside a rubber plug accommodating portion 25 provided to project rearward from a rear surface 24A of the terminal accommodating portion 24, and a potting agent 60 filled between an inner peripheral surface of the receptacle 52 and an outer peripheral surface of the first housing 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 10559917
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a panel mount connector having an electrical connector having an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts and magnetic elements retained in the insulative housing, and a panel mounting piece which the insulative housing is attached to and has latching devices for attaching to an electrical device. A complementary connector is adapted to be mated with the panel mount connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10238147
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an atomizer for an electronic cigarette. The atomizer includes a housing, a mouthpiece, a liquid tank, an atomizing cup, an atomizing assembly, an air pipe. The atomizer further includes a movable element and an elastic element. When the mouthpiece is connected to the housing, the mouthpiece abuts against the air pipe, and drives the air pipe and the movable element to compress the elastic element axially, so that the at least one through hole is in communication with the at least one liquid inlet, and the atomizing assembly absorbs the tobacco liquid flowed from the at least one through hole. When the mouthpiece is detached from the housing, the air pipe and the movable element are driven by the elastic element to restore to an initial position where the at least one through hole is misaligned with the at least one liquid inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Changzheng Dai
  • Patent number: 10128607
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an outer housing, an inner housing, and an interface seal. The outer housing defines a cavity configured to receive a plug connector through a mating opening of the outer housing. The inner housing is disposed within the cavity of the outer housing. The inner housing holds a contact subassembly that is connected to a cable. The inner housing includes a sleeve that surrounds a mating section of the contact subassembly. The sleeve is spaced apart from an interior surface of the outer housing by an annular gap. The interface seal is on an outer surface of the sleeve. The interface seal engages an inner surface of a nose of the plug connector within the annular gap to seal an interface between the sleeve of the inner housing and the nose of the plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David James Lane, Douglas John Hardy, John Wesley Hall, Neil Franklin Schroll, James Michael Raudenbush, Paul Steven Sremcich
  • Patent number: 10050376
    Abstract: According an aspect of the invention, a connector includes a housing that includes a fitting portion having an outer periphery to which a cylindrical counterpart fitting portion of a counterpart connector is loosely fitted, a ring-shaped packing that includes a main body that is formed of an elastic member and is externally inserted in a tightly fitted manner to the outer periphery of the fitting portion so as to water-tightly seal a space between the fitting portion and the counterpart fitting portion, a ring-shaped resin ring portion that is provided at a base end of the packing, is formed of resin having a higher rigidity than the main body, and is locked to an engagement portion provided in the housing, and a notch portion that is provided in a part of an inner periphery of the resin ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shogo Suzuki, Kenichi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9929495
    Abstract: A waterproof connector (10) has a terminal accommodating portion (20) on which a seal ring (40) is to be fit. Seal mounting walls (36) project out from the terminal accommodating portion (20) and include locking holes (37) through which projections (43) of the seal ring (40) are press-fit from the front. Seal protection walls (33) are arranged behind the seal mounting walls (36) and projection accommodation spaces (S) are provided between the seal mounting walls (36) and the seal protection walls (33) for accommodating the projections (43). The seal protection walls (33) cover the projections (43) from behind so that the projections (43) cannot be pushed forward, cut or damaged by an impact from behind. Accordingly, the seal ring (40) will not be separated inadvertently and sealing performance can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Iida
  • Patent number: 9685731
    Abstract: A watertight connector has a one-piece rubber plug (50) on a rear part of a housing (70), and a rear holder (30) to be locked to the housing (70) is behind the rubber plug (50). A receptacle 10 is fit externally to the housing (70) from the front and closely contacts lips (55) of the rubber plug (50). The receptacle (10) includes short side walls (15) facing each other in a first direction and long side walls (14) facing each other in a second direction. The rear holder (30) includes short surfaces (38) at inner sides of the short side walls (15) and long surfaces (37) at inner sides of the long side walls (14). Holder-side escaping portions (43) retracted more backward than front ends of the long surfaces (37) are provided on front ends of the short surfaces (38) of the rear holder (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahisa Chonan
  • Patent number: 9583867
    Abstract: A water impermeable electrical junction system for effectively preventing water and debris from contacting electrical connections. The water impermeable electrical junction system generally includes a base, a plurality of first seal members connected to the base, a plurality of first connectors positioned within the first seal members, a plurality of a second seal members that physically connect to the first seal members, and a plurality of second connectors positioned within the second seal members. The first connectors and the second connectors electrically connect to one another with the first seal members and second seal members covering the first connectors and second connectors to prevent the entry of liquids inside of the seal members or to make contact with the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: S.J. Electro Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Bergum, Alain Julian Atchia
  • Patent number: 9559455
    Abstract: A water impermeable electrical junction system for effectively preventing a contaminant such as liquid, water, and debris from contacting electrical connections. The water impermeable electrical junction system generally includes a base, a first seal member connected to the base, a first connector positioned within the first seal member, a second seal member configured and arranged to operatively connect to the first seal member, and a second connector positioned within the second seal member. The first connector and the second connector electrically connect to one another with the first seal member and second seal member covering the first connector and second connector to prevent the entry of a contaminant inside of the seal members or to make contact with the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: S.J. Electro Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Bergum, Alain Julian Atchia
  • Patent number: 9515402
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for coupling a flexible circuit device to another device. In an embodiment, a substrate includes a first side and a second side opposite the first side, where first contacts of a hardware interface are disposed on the first side, and second contacts of the hardware interface are disposed on the second side. First interconnects and second interconnects variously extend in the substrate, where the first contacts are coupled via the first side each to a respective one of the first interconnects, and the second contacts are coupled via the second side each to a respective one of the second interconnects. In another embodiment, the substrate is one of a flexible substrate and a printed circuit board substrate, where the first interface is configured to couple the substrate, in an edge-to-edge configuration, with the other of a flexible substrate and a printed circuit board substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Stephen H. Hall
  • Patent number: 9385470
    Abstract: A connector includes a shell and a coupling mechanism rotatable about the shell. The coupling mechanism includes inner and outer coupling nuts. The inner coupling nut has threads configured to be threadably coupled to a mating connector. The outer coupling nut is configured to be locked to the inner coupling nut to transfer rotation of the outer coupling nut to the inner coupling nut. The outer coupling nut is configured to be unlocked from the inner coupling nut to allow free rotation of the outer coupling nut relative to the inner coupling nut. The outer coupling nut is automatically unlocked when the connector is fully mated to the mating connector. The coupling mechanism may include a plunger movable between a locked position and an unlocked position with the plunger locking the outer coupling nut to the inner coupling nut in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Patrick Mosier, Dwight David Zitsch, Soren Grinderslev, James Leo Barry
  • Patent number: 9373909
    Abstract: A connector includes a receptacle having a body defining apertures and having a mating face and socket contacts each defining an opening aligned with an aperture. The connector also includes a plug having an outer casing defining a cavity and having a mating end and contacts positioned within the cavity and coupled to the outer casing, each having a pin tip. The plug also includes a pin protection plate slidably coupled to the outer casing, enclosing at least a portion of each contact within the cavity, and defining pin guides each aligned with one of the contacts. When the mating end is aligned with the mating face and force is applied to the outer casing towards the body, the pin protection plate slides into the cavity and the pin tip of the contacts extends beyond the pin protection plate into a socket contact via one of the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: Hypertronics Corporation, Interconnect Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Salomon, Francesco A. Nania, Timothy E. Marshall, Donald A. Marx
  • Patent number: 9348158
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a method and a system for manufacturing a liquid crystal panel, which allow more successful bonding of an optical film to a liquid crystal cell. A pressing force Fa per unit area applied when the optical film is pressed by the first roller and a pressing force Fb per unit area applied when the liquid crystal cell is pressed by the second roller satisfy the relation Fa>Fb. On the first roller side, the feed may fail to be stabilized due to the influence of tension fluctuations or vibration acting on the first optical film, so that air bubbles may occur. When the second roller side, where such an influence does not occur, contributes more to the feed of the liquid crystal cell, the liquid crystal cell can be successfully fed in the process of bonding the optical film thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Hada, Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo
  • Patent number: 9203179
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a flexible flat cable formed in a flat plate shape and having a plurality of conductors and an insulating film covering the plurality of the conductors, terminals contacted to the conductors of the flexible flat cable respectively, a cable holding part integrally formed to the flexible flat cable so as to include joint parts between the conductors and the terminals, and a connector housing. A hole is formed between the conductors of the flexible flat cable, and a slit is formed in an end portion of the flexible flat cable in a width direction thereof. The cable holding part includes a sealing part integrally formed to the conductors and the terminals so as to include the joint parts and a holding part integrally formed to the flexible flat cable and covering the sealing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 9136637
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a connector body, the connector body having a plurality of seats for a plurality of terminal contacts. The electrical connector also includes at least one sealing element received in the connector body in a plane transverse to conductors associated with the plurality of terminal contacts, so as to provide a seal around the conductors. The connector body is provided with a guide passage for slidingly mounting a sealing layer within the connector body, by moving the sealing layer parallel to a plane thereof, in such a way that the sealing layer can be inserted into the connector body after the plurality of terminal contacts along with the respective conductors have been received in the connector body. The sealing layer engages slidingly around the conductors until a final mounting position is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Italia S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alessandro Genta, Raoul Zannini
  • Patent number: 9048560
    Abstract: A method for producing modular electrical connectors having varying contact element configurations includes providing a common header component having a plurality of receptacle spaces defined therein. A plurality of different contact sub-assemblies are provided having varying contact element configurations, with each of sub-assembly having a common size configured for receipt in the receptacle spaces. A pattern of the contact sub-assemblies is defined for a particular desired connector configuration from any combination of the contact sub-assemblies, and the contact sub-assemblies are fitted and adhered into the receptacle spaces in the header component according to the pattern. A kit may be provided with the modular components for making the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Flender, Gert Krah, Christian Glaβ, Martin Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8992245
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing extending in a front-rear direction and a sealing member attached in the housing. The housing has a rear wall located at a rear end portion of the housing and an enclosed portion extending from the rear wall in the front-rear direction. When the housing is formed by a molding process, a metal mold is used to form a plurality of seal stoppers around the enclosed portion. Each of the seal stoppers protrudes from the enclosed portion in a direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The housing has a plurality of holes which are formed when the metal mold is removed from the housing. Each of the holes pierces the rear wall in the front-rear direction. The holes face the respective seal stoppers in the front-rear direction. The sealing member is attached to the enclosed portion so as to be located between the rear wall and the seal stoppers in the front-rear direction. The front sides of the holes are covered by the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Koji Higuchi, Osamu Hashiguchi, Yoshinori Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 8959811
    Abstract: A sign holder for supporting electrified sign inserts that may vary in width, comprises a base having a groove into which the sign insert can be placed. In the preferred embodiment, two or more gaskets are positioned in the groove with each gasket including a resilient section adapted to engage the sign insert so as to retain the sign insert securely in place within the groove. Each of the gaskets also includes an electrical conductor, such as an electrical wire, which may be embedded in the gasket, in a position where it makes electrical contact with the electrical terminals on the sign insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Visual Graphic Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Donall B. Healy
  • Patent number: 8851915
    Abstract: One object of the invention is to provide a plug cap that more reliably prevents the leakage of current by suppressing the ingress of water from a gap between a terminal body and a rubber member. A plug cap 1 includes an electrical connection portion 5 that electrically connects a spark plug to a plug cord, a terminal body 2 that is provided on the outer periphery of the electrical connection portion 5, and a cylindrical rubber member 3 which is mounted on at least one of one end portion and the other end portion of the terminal body 2 and into which the spark plug or the like is inserted. The terminal body 2 includes a one end-side insertion portion 41 which is formed at one end of the terminal body and into which the spark plug is inserted and the other end-side insertion portion 42 which is formed at the other end of the terminal body and into which the plug cord is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Fuma, Junpei Ohta, Ryohei Kitamura, Takao Yamamoto, Yutaka Sonoda
  • Patent number: 8816196
    Abstract: A pressure-balanced sleeve assembly for an electrical cable termination is disclosed. The sleeve assembly includes an outer sleeve surrounding the electrical cable; a chamber defined between the outer sleeve and the electrical cable; dielectric fluid contained within the chamber; and a seal that is positioned between the outer sleeve and the electrical cable to delimit and seal an end of the chamber to prevent the escapement of the dielectric fluid from the chamber, the seal being moveable along the cable in response to differences between a pressure within the chamber and a pressure outside of the chamber. Also disclosed herein is a pressure-balanced electrical cable assembly and a method of pressure-balancing a termination of an electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Roger C. Williams, Bradley Dean Rush
  • Patent number: 8816197
    Abstract: A pressure-balanced electrical cable assembly including a connector body, an electrical conductor positioned within the connector body, an interior chamber defined within the connector body, a dielectric fluid medium contained within the chamber, and a shuttle delimiting at least a portion of the chamber to prevent the escapement of the dielectric fluid from the chamber. The shuttle is moveable in response to differences between a pressure within the chamber and a pressure outside of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Charles O. Campbell, Roger C. Williams, Jeffrey Hamilton-Gahart
  • Patent number: 8708726
    Abstract: A replaceable sealing element for sealing together two mating electrical connectors includes a sealing body having two opposed ends, a side wall extending between the two opposed ends, a threaded portion that is defined on the side wall for releasably mating with a first electrical connector of the mating electrical connectors, and either a slot or a protrusion at one of the opposed ends of the sealing body that is configured to be accessed by a tool for replacing the sealing element. A first seal is positioned on the side wall for sealing contact with the first electrical connector. A second seal is positioned on the side wall for sealing contact with a second electrical connector of the mating electrical connectors. Also described is an electrical connector having a replaceable sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Charles O. Campbell, Roger C. Williams
  • Patent number: 8702448
    Abstract: An aircraft pressure bulkhead electrical connector comprising a first connection terminal proximate at least one side of the electrical connector and a pressure seal arranged to maintain an applied air pressure differential across the electrical connector in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Jack Blanchard, Gavin Richard Williams, Andrew Gollin
  • Patent number: 8691066
    Abstract: A current collector wire (1) is over-moulded with a seal (2) made from a thermoplastic elastomer (Santoprene 64) having a (64) Shore A hardness rating. In a three electrode carbon monoxide sensor three current collector wire (1a, 1b, 1c) and seal (2a, 2b, 2c) combinations are inserted into the body (3) through receiving apertures (12a, 12b, 12c) in a side wall of the body, so that the current collectors protrude through connection apertures (12a, 12b and 12c). The outside diameters of the seals and the bores of the apertures are dimensioned to provide an interference fit of the one in the other. The seals are pressed home into receiving apertures in the body (3) to provide compression of the seals against both current collectors and the aperture bores resultant from the interference. Gold-plated phosphor bronze clips (8) are attached which locate on and are retained by barbs on the housing, thereby trapping the current collector wires and providing electrical contact to external circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: City Technology Limited
    Inventor: Graham Collins
  • Publication number: 20140080340
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing (10) with a terminal accommodating portion (11) having a non-circular outer periphery and a tubular fitting (12) surrounding the terminal accommodating portion (11). A seal ring (30) is mounted on the outer periphery of the terminal accommodating portion (11) in the tubular fitting (12). Positioning projections (32) are formed on the seal ring (30), and positioning recesses (26) are formed on the inner periphery of a front end part of the tubular fitting portion (12) for engaging the positioning projections (32) at an initial stage of mounting the seal ring (30) and positioning the seal ring (30) in a circumferential direction by being.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140065866
    Abstract: A receptacle connector adapted for engaging with a plug connector includes an inner insulating housing, a plurality of terminals integrally molded to the inner insulating housing, a shielding shell, a waterproof plate and an outer insulating housing. The shielding shell is looped from a first metal plate with an inserting space being formed therein. The inner insulating housing together with the terminals is inserted into the inserting space. The shielding shell defines two buckling holes. The waterproof plate is made of a second metal plate thinner than the first metal plate in thickness, and is fastened on the shielding shell. Two opposite sides of the waterproof plate are punched upward to form two receiving hats corresponding to the two buckling holes. The outer insulating housing is integrally molded around the shielding shell, the waterproof plate and the inner insulating housing with soldering portions of the terminals projected outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Bao-Geng Xie, Wei-Hong Liao, Yin-Lung Wu
  • Publication number: 20140045356
    Abstract: A seal member disposed within a coaxial cable connector comprising an annular body portion having an outer diameter surface and an inner diameter surface, and a plurality of flexible segments disposed along the inner diameter surface, extending radially inward from the inner diameter surface, wherein the flexible segments are configured to conform to a helical outer conductor and fill a valley of the helical outer conductor, thereby effectuating an environmental seal around the helical outer conductor is provided. A coaxial cable including the seal member is also provided. An associated method is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: John Mezzalingua Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Natoli, Ian J. Baker
  • Publication number: 20130260586
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing extending in a front-rear direction and a sealing member attached in the housing. The housing has a rear wall located at a rear end portion of the housing and an enclosed portion extending from the rear wall in the front-rear direction. When the housing is formed by a molding process, a metal mold is used to form a plurality of seal stoppers around the enclosed portion. Each of the seal stoppers protrudes from the enclosed portion in a direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The housing has a plurality of holes which are formed when the metal mold is removed from the housing. Each of the holes pierces the rear wall in the front-rear direction. The holes face the respective seal stoppers in the front-rear direction. The sealing member is attached to the enclosed portion so as to be located between the rear wall and the seal stoppers in the front-rear direction. The front sides of the holes are covered by the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Higuchi, Osamu Hashiguchi, Yoshinori Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 8529278
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a waterproof electrical connector that can prevent detachment of connector parts and enhance waterproofness. The connector includes a main housing, a cover housing, a contact, and a body. The main housing includes a mating protrusion, a fitting section, and a head portion. The contact includes a contacting portion that is received in the fitting section and an electric wire connection portion that connects to one end of an electric wire. The body covers at least a boundary portion between the main housing and the cover housing. The main housing further includes an outer circumferential wall positioned on an outer circumferential side of the boundary portion between the main housing and the cover housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Katsumi Shiga
  • Publication number: 20130189868
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical raft comprising a rigid material having multiple electrical conductors embedded therein. The electrical raft comprises an electrical connector having a first set of electrical contacts connected to at least one of the electrical conductors, a second set of electrical contacts for electrical connection to another component, and a housing having a first end and a second end. The first set of electrical contacts is at the first end and the second set of electrical contacts is at the second end. The first end of the housing is at least partly embedded in the rigid material, and the second end of the housing is accessible from outside the electrical raft, allowing the electrical raft to be electrically connected to said other component. The electrical connector has a back-shell which sealingly encloses the first end of the housing to prevent ingress of contaminants into the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
  • Publication number: 20130171854
    Abstract: A waterproof connector is provided for ensuring an appropriate intimate contact state to a sealing member without impairing easy assembly. The connector includes a housing that holds at least one contact for establishing an electrical connection with a mating connector; and a ring-shaped sealing member mounted on the housing, the sealing member having a front face and a rear face; at least a first and a second guide portion provided adjacent to each of both faces of the sealing member, the guide portions guiding the housing when being mounted to a case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Hidetaka Homme
  • Publication number: 20130109211
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact, a housing having a cavity into which the contact may be inserted formed therein, the housing retaining the contact inserted into the cavity, and a retainer piece that may be inserted into the cavity in the direction opposite to an insertion direction. The housing includes a pressing piece that moves the contact inserted into the cavity in the moving direction substantially perpendicular to the insertion direction, an abut part that the contact abuts due to the movement by the pressing piece, and a locking member that locks the contact abutted to the abut part. The retainer piece is inserted into a back-side gap formed between the contact and an inner wall surface of the housing due to the movement by the pressing piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventor: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130109212
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes a plate-like cable having a plurality of conductor parts, a connector housing having a rectangular insertion opening, a sealing member through which the plate-like cable is inserted and that seals between the insertion opening and the plate-like cable, and a holder that covers an outer periphery of an opening end part of the connector housing, that has a lock part which engages with the opening end part, and that holds the plate-like cable. A plurality of bosses are protruded on the holder and are inserted into a plurality of connector side through holes formed in the opening end part and a plurality of cable side through holes formed in the plate-like cable. A back end surface of the sealing member abuts against the plurality of bosses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouichi Ohyama, Keishi Jinno
  • Publication number: 20130102175
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed, high voltage manual disconnect that can be manually operated from outside the disconnect to transition between connect and disconnect states. The disconnect comprises a hermetically sealed housing having internal components for changing the state of the disconnect. A gas can fill the housing to allow for reliable high voltage operation. Different embodiments of the manual disconnect can include electrical and electronic components so that the state of the disconnect can be changed in response to an electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: GIGAVAC, LLC
    Inventor: GIGAVAC, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130072044
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector, comprising a post having a first end and a second end, the post configured to receive a coaxial cable having a protruding center conductor, a connector body attached to the post, a coupling member operably attached to the post, and a moveable sealing member disposed within the post, the moveable sealing member configured to move through the post to create a seal proximate the first end of the post is provided. Furthermore, associated methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: David H. JACKSON
  • Patent number: 8393911
    Abstract: A connector 10 includes a terminal 5 having an electric connecting portion 52 connected with a mating member 9 at one end of the terminal 5 so as to be placed on the mating member 9 and fastened by a bolt 11 and a nut 12 and a wire connecting portion 55 joined with a terminal end of the electric wire 6 at the other end of the terminal 5, and a connector housing 4 having a terminal receiving section 41, and a water seal plug 1 arranged around the electric wire 6 to seal watertightly the terminal receiving section 41. The water seal plug 1 includes integrally a rubber water seal member 3 and a resin member 2 made of synthetic resin. The water seal member 3 includes a cylindrical main body 30 and an outer lip 31 abutting on an inner surface of the terminal receiving section 41, and a plurality of inner lips 32a, 32b, 32c abutting on an outer surface of the electric wire 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Tomokazu Yamane, Yosuke Inoue
  • Patent number: 8371881
    Abstract: An electric socket includes a socket housing defining prong slots therein. Conductive terminals are disposed in the socket housing. An electrically and thermally insulating protective plate is disposed in the socket housing. The protective plate is disposed between the conductive terminals and the side of the socket housing that forms the prong slots. The protective plate includes a substrate and ring protrusions extending into the prong slots and each having an outer profile matching an inner profile of a corresponding prong slot. A central portion of each ring protrusion defines a through hole aligning with a corresponding prong slot. By providing the electrically and thermally insulating protective plate between the conductive terminals and the socket housing, the electric socket can prevent the high temperature and sparks produced at the conductive terminals from igniting the socket housing to cause fire, thus having improved product reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mig Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianlin Zhou
  • Patent number: 8366470
    Abstract: A connector has a housing with a fit-on tube that can fit in a hood of a mating connector. Terminal fittings are fixed to ends of wires and are held by the housing. A sealing ring is mounted on an annular holding groove on a peripheral surface of the fit-on tube and is disposed between the peripheral surface of the fit-on tube and an inner surface of the hood to seal a gap therebetween. Engaging grooves are formed in the peripheral surface of the fit-on tube. The engaging grooves intersect the annular holding groove and are deeper than a bottom surface of the annular holding groove. Rotation-stopping projections project from the sealing ring to extend along a direction in which the engaging grooves extend and each has an engaging claw that can fit on a bottom of one of the engaging grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Sakakura
  • Publication number: 20130023139
    Abstract: An electrical contact coupling for a track-borne vehicle has a coupling housing and a protective flap articulated to the coupling housing. In order to ensure a reliable sealing of the coupling housing in the closed state of the electrical contact coupling, a seal is utilized which exhibits an upper sealing area running parallel to the axis of rotation and a lower sealing area running parallel to the axis of rotation. The upper sealing area associates with a sealing face aligned perpendicular to the housing end face and the lower sealing area associates with a sealing face aligned substantially parallel to the housing end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Lyda, Brunhilde Wenge, Mario Hempel
  • Patent number: 8241061
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a plug for a socket of a connector housing including a sealing front part with a mat-seal equipping the rear of connector housing, and a rear part defining a zone for holding the plug in a rear passage of the connector housing, front part and rear part being connected by a transition zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: FCI Automotive Holding
    Inventors: Frédéric Chazottes, Christian Campfort
  • Publication number: 20120156910
    Abstract: A water-proof connector has a inner housing, a wire seal, and an outer housing. The outer housing has a plurality of electrical wire insertion passageways and a plurality of first boss pins disposed along an outer periphery of a region in which electrical wire insertion passageways are formed. The plurality of first boss pins include tip end parts with a tapered surface only in a portion facing outward from the region in which the electrical wire insertion passageways are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Tetsuro Akiguchi, Ryuichi Komiyama
  • Publication number: 20120142207
    Abstract: A electrical connector for terminating an electrical cable having a metallic sheath, includes a substantially tubular gland body having a central bore extending therethrough, a forward end, and a cable receiving end. A gland nut is rotatably coupled to the cable receiving end of the gland body. The gland nut is axially movable from a first position relative to the gland body to a second position relative to the gland body. A substantially tubular compression bushing is positioned between the gland nut and the gland body. A retaining element is positioned forward of the compression bushing in the central bore, wherein the retaining element comprises an annular body and a number of resilient tabs projecting inwardly from the annular body. Upon receipt of the electrical cable therein, the resilient tabs are configured to deform on engagement with the metallic sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Guy Duval, Luc Vézina
  • Patent number: 8142213
    Abstract: A connector which can avoid lowering of a waterproof performance between a frame and a sub-housing. First and second housings are engaged by rotating a lever mounted on the first housing. The second housing has a second frame and second sub-housings are accommodated in accommodating spaces formed in the second frame. A cam follower is formed on an outer surface of a dual-purpose outer wall that faces the accommodating space out of the second frame. A seal is provided between an outer periphery of the second sub-housing and an inner periphery of the accommodating space. A frame-shaped restricting member is assembled to the second frame and surrounds the second frame to restrict outward displacement of the dual-purpose wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Zheng, Takatoshi Katsuma
  • Publication number: 20120058660
    Abstract: A connector 10 includes a terminal 5 having an electric connecting portion 52 connected with a mating member 9 at one end of the terminal 5 so as to be placed on the mating member 9 and fastened by a bolt 11 and a nut 12 and a wire connecting portion 55 joined with a terminal end of the electric wire 6 at the other end of the terminal 5, and a connector housing 4 having a terminal receiving section 41, and a water seal plug 1 arranged around the electric wire 6 to seal watertightly the terminal receiving section 41. The water seal plug 1 includes integrally a rubber water seal member 3 and a resin member 2 made of synthetic resin. The water seal member 3 includes a cylindrical main body 30 and an outer lip 31 abutting on an inner surface of the terminal receiving section 41, and a plurality of inner lips 32a, 32b, 32c abutting on an outer surface of the electric wire 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicants: NOK Corporation, Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Aoki, Tomokazu Yamane, Yosuke Inoue