Retaining Bayonet Patents (Class 439/314)
  • Patent number: 10749279
    Abstract: A circular plug-in connector for establishing a shielded plug-in connection to a mating plug-in connector includes: a contact carrier having at least one electrical contact element; a shielding sleeve that surrounds the contact carrier at least in part; and a screw housing that is rotatably connected to the shielding sleeve and adapted to screw the circular plug-in connector to the mating plug-in connector. A connection portion of the shielding sleeve is received in a receiving space of the screw housing The circular plug-in connector provides shielded contact between the screw housing and the shielding sleeve. The shielding sleeve includes a collar in the connection portion. The circular plug-in connector further includes a stopper for closing a receiving opening of the receiving space at least in part, such that the collar is trapped in the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Cord Starke, Kathrin Dober, Daniel Nolting
  • Patent number: 10737425
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to extrusion die systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a specialty pin cam nut designed for the ease of assembly and disassembly of extrusion dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Macure, Michael E Langlais
  • Patent number: 10622762
    Abstract: Electrical cable connectors comprise first member and second members. The first member has an internal cavity having electrical terminals therein. The second member is disposed within the internal cavity and the electrical terminals extend into an internal cavity of the second member for attachment with an electrical cable. A leak-tight junction is formed between the first and second members and the electrical terminals. The second member is removably connected with the first member by engagement of one or more second member surface features with one or more first member surface features. The surface features of the first member are disposed along an outside surface of the first member wall surface a distance away from the first member open end. The surface features are specifically designed to mechanically disengage from one another at a determined pulling force, to permit the second member to detach from the first member without damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin P. McKee
  • Patent number: 10608394
    Abstract: An assembly detachably securing an electrical device to a support surface includes a support socket, a first coaxial electrical connector slidable within the support socket via a biasing element, a fitting module connectable to the electrical device has a second co-axial electrical connector for connection with the first coaxial electrical connector. An internal wall of the support socket includes projections, each defining a camming surface and a retaining recess; an external wall of the fitting module comprises externally projecting lugs. The fitting module is secured into the support socket by pushing in the axial direction against the biasing element, such that a lug is directed along a camming surface to thereby move itself or another lug between two projections to enter a retaining recess. The fitting module is released from the support socket by pushing in the axial direction against the biasing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Q6 IP PTY LTD
    Inventor: Adam John Cusick
  • Patent number: 10594082
    Abstract: A cable retention system for a power distribution unit includes a tether and a tether mount. The tether has an elongate portion and an attachment portion, and the attachment portion includes a channel therein. The tether mount has a base at a proximal end and a head at a distal end. The base is adapted to attach the proximal end of the tether mount to the power distribution unit. The tether is adapted to be secured to the tether mount by snap-fitting the head of the tether mount into the channel of the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Utz, William Krietzman, Joshua Young, Anderson Hungria
  • Patent number: 10490962
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for providing a bayonet electrical connector for connecting electrical components, such as for securely connecting a battery or other device to a charger, a bayonet based power source, or for providing a similar type connection for another device such as a radio, using minimal space requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: THALES DEFENSE & SECURITY, INC.
    Inventors: Mehrdad Badie, Jeffrey Dickens
  • Patent number: 10367298
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting two electrical connectors together includes a locking collar, a first electrical connector, and a second electrical connector. The first electrical connector includes one or more electrical contacts arranged to mate with one or more electrical contacts in the second electrical connector to form an electrical connection, and the collar is arranged to receive at least a portion of the connectors and releasably lock the first and/or second connector. At least one of the electrical connectors includes a main body portion with at least one channel on a surface for cooperating with the protrusion of the locking collar, and a contact portion with a cartridge positioned within the main body portion. The contact portion further includes at least a first male contact and a first female contact connected to the cartridge. A corresponding method and electrical connector are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HARWIN PLC
    Inventors: Mark Plested, Scott Flower, Andrew McQuilken
  • Patent number: 10355406
    Abstract: A connector system according to some embodiments of the disclosure includes first and second connectors. Each connector includes a housing, a terminal retainer having electrical terminals that are connected to a cable mounted therein. The housings are configured to mate together. One connector includes a locking protrusion on the housing, a first sleeve which is moveable relative to the housing, a second sleeve attached to the first sleeve and which is moveable relative to the first sleeve and relative to the housing, and a biasing member mounted between the first housing and the second sleeve. The biasing member is configured to bias the first and second sleeves toward a mating end. The housing of the second connector has a flexible finger configured to cause movement of the second sleeve relative to the first sleeve and further configured to releasably engage the locking protrusion on the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Joniak, Ronald C. Hodge, Joseph D. Comerci
  • Patent number: 10122110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling for power cables, consisting of a plug part and a socket part, said plug part having a basic body comprising a coupling pin on which a locking pin is arranged. The locking pin is movably mounted on the coupling pin so as to be displaceable in the axial direction of the coupling pin. The locking pin is biased to a basic position towards a back end of the coupling pin by a spring force. When the coupling is being locked, the locking pin engages a helical groove of the socket part and, thus, moves towards the front end of the coupling pin. This movement causes the spring device to load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TBI Industries, GMBH
    Inventor: Oliver Binzel
  • Patent number: 9812761
    Abstract: An article, integrated device, apparatus and a method for mounting a satellite antenna feed structure to an antenna reflector unit. The device comprises, in combination, a housing associated with the feed structure and a cup mounted to the antenna reflector unit. The housing includes a plurality of members projecting radially therefrom, the members being arranged and configured for cooperative engagement with slots correspondingly arranged and configured in the cup, a resilient gasket lining at least a bottom interior surface of the cup. Alternatively, the cup includes a plurality of inwardly projecting members arranged and configured for cooperative engagement with slots correspondingly arranged and configured in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBECOMM SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. DiCicco, Scott A. Restmeyer
  • Patent number: 9799989
    Abstract: Present disclosure relates to a power connector assembly. The power connector assembly includes a vaporizer connector portion and a power module connector portion. The vaporizer connector portion includes a vaporizer connector body forming a negative terminal of the vaporizer connector portion and a locking mechanism. The power module connector portion includes a power module connector body forming a negative terminal of the power module connector portion and the locking mechanism. When locking mechanism of power module connector portion is engaged in a locking position with the locking mechanism of the vaporizer connector portion, a positive terminal of the power module connector portion is electrically coupled to a positive terminal of the vaporizer connector portion, and a negative terminal of the power module connector portion is electrically coupled to a negative terminal of the vaporizer connector portion, respectively, to provide electric power to the vaporizer connector portion from a power module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Xiaochun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9780485
    Abstract: A bayonet type locking ring of a circular electrical connector. A first piece with the shape of a cylindrical ring extends from one end to the other. The first piece is made of thermoplastic material, and includes notches distributed over the internal face of the first piece adjacent to one end and a first ramp part on the internal face of the first piece. A second piece with the shape of a cylindrical ring, and includes notches distributed over its external face and a second ramp part on the internal cylindrical surface. The first piece and the second piece are assemblable such that the notches of the second piece fit in the notches of the first piece, and prevent the second piece from rotating in relation to the first piece. The second ramp part of the second piece complements the first ramp part of the first piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SOURIAU
    Inventors: Gilles Troquet, Julien Feurprier
  • Patent number: 9595788
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing holding power terminals and having a mating end with a flexible latch configured to engage a latch of a mating connector. The flexible latch includes a pull hook extending therefrom. A release collar is slidably coupled to the housing in an axial direction between a forward position and a rearward position. The release collar has an actuator ramp facing the pull hook. The actuator ramp engages the pull hook to actuate the flexible latch to release the flexible latch from the latch of the mating connector as the release collar is moved to the rearward position. The housing includes a locking finger engaging the release collar to lock the release collar in the forward position. The release collar is unlocked from the locking finger to move to the rearward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marek Tadeusz Luksic, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard
  • Patent number: 9537270
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed. A connector plug housing member is provided. A movable member is mounted inside the connector plug housing member. A contact member is provided inside the movable member. The movable member is configured to move between a first position and a second position. The movable member is configured to be connected to ground when the movable member is moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jarmo Ilkka Saari, Timo Juhani Toivanen
  • Patent number: 9325113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector arrangement including a plug connector and a socket connector that may be suited for use with an electronically adjustable damper of an automobile. The socket connector is rotatably arranged in a socket connector housing and has an outer casing. The outer casing includes a guideway formed therein that is configured to receive a corresponding guide element of the plug connector. The guideway has a funnel shaped portion configured to receive the guide element. The guide element rotates the socket connector into a correctly aligned orientation with regard to the plug connector upon contacting the funnel shaped portion when the plug connector is inserted into the socket connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Harald Pankau, Thomas Bernhard Pabst
  • Patent number: 9306350
    Abstract: A method for converting a male connector to a female connector. A connector comprising a header, an insert and a female adapter module. The header is equipped with a plurality of pins forming male contacts. The insert ensures the hermeticity of the male pins in the header. The female adapter module is mounted in the header so as to form a female connector. The female adapter module comprises a plurality of sockets forming female contacts. Each female socket is mounted around a male pin, and a locking housing is mounted around the plurality of sockets so as to tighten each female socket around the associated male pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: SOURIAU
    Inventor: Jeremy Dalamiot
  • Patent number: 9300080
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a substantially tubular housing for housing an electrical terminal, and a substantially cylindrical electrical terminal holder configured to be inserted into the housing, the electrical terminal holder being configured to hold the electrical terminal, wherein the electrical terminal holder and the housing are configured to be mechanically engaged by twisting the electrical terminal holder with respect to the housing after being inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: R.A. Phillips Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Oscar A. Puluc
  • Patent number: 9209566
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector for preventing unlocking which includes a signal pin transferring a signal; a body into which the signal pin is inserted and which is electrically isolated from the signal pin; a first housing having a hollow portion into which one end of the body is inserted, a thread groove and at least one protruding portion or a plurality of fixing grooves formed at an inner circumferential surface of the other end thereof; and a second housing having a hollow portion into which the other body end is inserted and through which the second housing is moved along an outer circumferential surface of the body in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignees: Defense Agency for Technology and Quality, Gigalane Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Goo Lee, Kyoung Il Kang, Dong Il Lim, Chong Ho Chi
  • Patent number: 9194564
    Abstract: A Christmas light includes a reflector holder defining an axis, a lamp body and a reflector. The reflector holder has an axial hole, an axial engagement slot and a radial slot in spatial communication with the axial engagement slot. The lamp body includes a light emitter and a tenon formed at one side thereof. The lamp body extends through the axial hole in the reflector holder with the tenon sliding into the axial engagement slot and finally engaged in the radial slot once the reflector holder is rotated relative to the lamp body. The reflector has a bottom opening for mounting onto the reflector holder from above, thereby enclosing the light emitter within the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chun-Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 9197018
    Abstract: A child-resistant plug includes a plug body, at least one prong, and at least one tab extending from the plug body. In one embodiment, a tab is positioned adjacent each of the upper and lower portions of the plug body and each tab is attached to the plug body by a hinging member. The hinging member allows the tabs to rotate between a folded and an unfolded position. When a tab is in its unfolded position, the tab is sized and positioned such that an aperture in the tab aligns with a pre-existing aperture in an electrical outlet cover plate. A fastening member may be used to attach the tab to the cover plate, preventing a child from unplugging a device or accessing the electrical socket. When the tab is attached to the cover plate, and a person pulls the plug or cord with a pre-determined amount of force, the hinging member will break, and the plug will release from the electrical socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: NUK USA LLC
    Inventors: James Garofalo, Brooks Rorke
  • Patent number: 9184534
    Abstract: An over-mold strain relief for an electrical connector-cable combination is provided and includes an electrical connector assembly having an electrical connector including an electrical connector base and an electrical cable, wherein the electrical cable includes a minimum bend radius and is connected to the electrical connector proximate the connector base. An over-mold material is also provided and is associated with the electrical connector assembly to cover a portion of the electrical connector and the electrical cable, wherein the over-mold material forms a strain relief portion having a strain relief portion length that covers the cable, wherein the strain relief portion includes a plurality of slots which are distributed along the strain relief portion length and wherein the strain relief portion length is within the range of between about 30% to about 60% of the minimum bend radius of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Errato, Jr., Steven Burk
  • Patent number: 9106001
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle assembly having an outer body and an inner body. The inner body can include at least one first wall forming a first cavity and at least one resilient element disposed within the cavity proximate to the at least one first wall, where the at least one resilient element has an electrically conductive material. The outer body can be movably disposed within the first cavity, where the outer body can include at least one extension, at least one home slot, and at least one detent positioned between the at least one extension and the at least one home slot, where the at least one extension has the electrically conductive material, and where the at least one detent and the at least one home slot are electrically non-conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Adam Scott Hagerty, Timothy Patrick Daly
  • Patent number: 9093783
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical plug connection, preferably a circular plug connection having a first circular plug connector and a fastening ring. The fastening ring is rotatably arranged on the first circular plug connector. Furthermore a second circular plug connector, a primary lock and a secondary lock having a locking ring that can be placed onto the second circular plug connector are provided. The secondary lock is formed by the fastening ring and the locking ring being in locking engagement when the first circular plug connector and the second circular plug connector form the plug connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: AMPHENOL-TUCHEL ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Grimm
  • Patent number: 8998631
    Abstract: There is disclosed a connector system (500) comprising a contact pin (400) and a socket (200) for receiving the contact pin. The contact pin comprises a first groove (402) extending around the axis (410) of the contact pin; a coiled spring (404) within the first groove; and a set of teeth (406) extending around the axis of the contact pin. The socket (200) comprises a cup portion (202). The cup portion comprises a set of teeth (206) extending around the axis (210) of the cup portion (202) and for engaging with the teeth (406) of the contact pin; and a first contact surface (518) inside the cup portion and extending around the axis (210) of the cup portion for contacting the coiled spring (404) of the contact pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics UK Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Gorman, Neal Wilson, Jonathan Mark Eyles
  • Patent number: 8951057
    Abstract: A plug-type connection comprises a housing (1) on the female-connector side having a female-connector element (3) conducting the electrical current, a housing (2) on the male-connector side having a male-connector element (4) conducting the electrical current, and at least one contact element (5) for making electrical contact between the female-connector element (3) and the male-connector element (4). The female-connector element (3) and the male-connector element (4) extend substantially along a mid-axis (M). The housing (1) on the female-connector side and the housing (2) on the male-connector side and therefore the female-connector element (3) and the male-connector element (4) can be connected to one another via a plug-in movement (S), and electrical contact between the female-connector element (3) and the male-connector element (4) is produced in the connected state. The contact element (5) produces a first resistive force (F1) counter to the plug-in movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Multi-Holdings AG
    Inventors: Andreas Linder, Patrick Beltzer
  • Patent number: 8944837
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a lip portion on one end thereof and an extension section coaxially extends from the lip portion. The extension section has a tubular portion coaxially mounted thereto and at least one protrusion extends from the outer surface of the tubular portion. A tool for disconnecting and connecting the coaxial connector includes a mounting portion for being mounted to the coaxial connector and the mounting portion has a yield slot defined therein which is located corresponding to the at least one protrusion of the coaxial connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Chung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8939783
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connector comprising a first and a second plug part which can be reversibly coupled and disconnected in a bayonet manner with axial and rotational movements, wherein a connection device is designed that has at least one spring element, at least one spring piece of which engages with a sliding guide in the second plug part in order to connect the plug parts. The sliding guide and the spring element are designed such that the plug parts are automatically disconnected when a release threshold value is exceeded. A raised release element which is embraced by the spring piece in the plugged state of the plug parts is formed on the sliding guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontec Pfeiffer GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 8939784
    Abstract: A semiconductor chip package test socket may include a socket housing; a plurality of probe needles in the socket housing; a conductive pad on the probe needles; a floating guide configured to cover an edge of the conductive pad and configured to provide a semiconductor chip package on the conductive pad; and/or clamps fixed at the socket housing. The clamps may combine the floating guide with the socket housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangki Lee, Insik Kim, Teaseog Um, Suklae Kim, Yoonoh Han
  • Patent number: 8936497
    Abstract: A connector apparatus is provided which includes a connector and a mechanical connect-assist mechanism associated, at least in part, with the connector. The connector is configured to operatively plug into a socket structure, and the mechanical connect-assist mechanism includes a cam shaft rotatably coupled to the connector and a connect-assist element projecting from the rotatable cam shaft. The connect-assist element is configured to engage at least one element-receiving opening associated with the socket structure with insertion of the connector within the socket structure. Rotating of the rotatable cam shaft moves the connect-assist element within the at least one element-receiving opening to facilitate secure seating and retention of the connector within the socket structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, Charles C. Gange, Robert R. Genest, Michael T. Peets
  • Publication number: 20140349505
    Abstract: Electric connector, including first and second connector parts (10, 20) which can be coupled together and which comprise respectively first and second contact elements (11, 21) and first and second supports (1a, 3a) which support respectively the first and second connector parts and can be assembled together by means of screwing engagement. The first and second connector parts comprise, respectively, first and second support ring structures (13, 23) which carry the first and second contact elements respectively. Pins and corresponding locating and drive means (31, 32) are designed to make the first and second support rings structures rotationally integral during relative engagement of first and second supports and cause first and second contact elements to align with one another. The first connector part also comprises a base structure (15) on which the first support ring structure is movably mounted. Cam members (18) are arranged between base structure and support ring structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: PEGASUS S.R.L
    Inventors: Alberto Alaria, Luca Faletto
  • Publication number: 20140287607
    Abstract: An electrical plug comprising: a connector body having a first and second axial end, the first axial end electrically connectable in use to a jack; a ferrule extending from the second axial end of the connector body, to which a cable is electrically and/or physically connectable in use; and an elongate sleeve rotatably mounted on the connector body and having a first and second axial end, wherein the first axial end of the sleeve has at least one bayonet slot for engagement, in use, with a respective lug of a jack, and the second axial end of the sleeve terminates at the second axial end of the connector body, such that the sleeve substantially encloses the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Ian Gray
  • Publication number: 20140273583
    Abstract: A coupling that includes, a connector body, an interface coupling, a first collar coupled to the interface coupling that has a main body with an inner retaining member including a first set of teeth and a first engagement member, a second collar surrounding the first collar that has at least one second engagement member and is movable axially between a disengaged position when the first and second engagement members arc disengaged and an engaged position when the first and second engagement members are engaged, and a ratchet ring that is received inside of the first collar, that has a second set of teeth, and that is axially moveable with respect to the connector body between a locked position when the first and second sets of teeth are engaged and an unlocked position when the first and second sets of teeth are spaced from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brendon A. Baldwin, Bryan N. Samowitz, David Gallusser
  • Publication number: 20140248789
    Abstract: Lockable electrical connector assemblies that couple electrical connectors to prevent the electrical connectors from unintentionally disconnecting are disclosed. The electrical connector assembly has a first electrical connector, a second electrical connector, and a retention ring that has one end surrounding and able to rotate about the second electrical connector. The first electrical connector preferably has tabs that extend away from the first electrical connector. The retention ring has a second end shaped to receive and lock the tabs of the male electrical connector. To form a locked connection, a user rotates the retention ring that causes the retention ring to confine the tabs of the first electrical connector. The user continues to rotate the retention ring until retention ring is placed into a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: STANDARD CABLE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Selvin Kao, Philip Carlo J. DeGuzman
  • Publication number: 20140141638
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a lip portion on one end thereof and an extension section coaxially extends from the lip portion. The extension section has a tubular portion coaxially mounted thereto and at least one protrusion extends from the outer surface of the tubular portion. A tool for disconnecting and connecting the coaxial connector includes a mounting portion for being mounted to the coaxial connector and the mounting portion has a yield slot defined therein which is located corresponding to the at least one protrusion of the coaxial connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: CHUNG-CHUAN HUANG
  • Publication number: 20130102178
    Abstract: An electrical connector interface has a male portion and a female portion. The male portion provided with at least three outer diameter radial projecting connector tabs and a conical outer diameter seat surface at an interface end. A releasable retainer seats upon the male portion. The female portion provided with at least three outer diameter radial projecting base tabs and an annular groove open to the interface end with an outer sidewall dimensioned to mate with the conical outer diameter seat surface. the releasable retainer dimensioned to engage the base tabs, upon rotation of the releasable retainer, retaining the outer diameter seat surface against the outer sidewall. A handle projection of the releasable retainer and/or visual engagement indicia may be applied for ease of tool-less interconnection and/or verification of engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: ANDREW LLC
    Inventor: Andrew LLC
  • Patent number: 8210863
    Abstract: A hybrid connector for directly connecting with a female BNC connector and a female TNC connector is provided. The hybrid connector includes a pin, a body, and an outer shell. A distal end of the pin is housed in a dielectric, the dielectric is housed in the body, and a proximate end of the body is housed in the outer shell. The outer shell includes a screw thread that advances axially from a proximate end thereof along an interior surface of the outer shell, and first and second bayonet locking mechanisms disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: PC-Tel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120129375
    Abstract: An electrical connector interface has a male portion and a female portion. The male portion provided with at least three outer diameter radial projecting connector tabs and a conical outer diameter seat surface at an interface end. A lock ring provided with a stop shoulder and at least three radial inward coupling tabs at the interface end seats around the male portion, the stop shoulder abutting the connector tabs, a tab seat provided between the coupling tabs and the stop shoulder. The female portion provided with at least three outer diameter radial projecting base tabs and an annular groove open to the interface end with an outer sidewall dimensioned to mate with the conical outer diameter seat surface. The base tabs engage the coupling tabs when the lock ring is rotated to insert the base tabs into the tab seat, retaining the outer diameter seat surface against the outer sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ANDREW LLC
    Inventor: Kendrick Van Swearingen
  • Patent number: 8162528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp base (2), in particular a lamp base for a vehicle lamp, the lamp base having a plastic base part (20) with at least one molded stub (21), wherein the plastics material of the plastic base part is mixed with reinforcing fibers (4), the orientation of which in the stub has a preferential direction. This allows the mechanical load-bearing capacity of the stubs to be advantageously increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Karin Dressel, Matthias Protsch, Thomas Schmidt-Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8011942
    Abstract: There is provided a connector that allows easy engagement even when visual judgment is not possible and that has superior durability as well. In a connector for connecting a first connecting cable connected to one end of a socket and a second connecting cable connected to one end of a plug, through engagement between the socket and the plug, the socket includes a cutout portion formed by cutting away at least one portion from one opening of a cylinder along the peripheral direction thereof, the cutout portion having a V-shape at its deepest portion, a first guiding portion projecting from at least one portion of the opening along the peripheral direction, the first guiding portion having a substantial V-shape at its leading end, and a retaining portion to be retained to a lateral face of the cylinder at the time of engagement with the plug, thus retaining this engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ohmori, Masahiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7988479
    Abstract: An apparatus for detachably-attaching a first half of an electrical connector to a second half includes an exterior first half housing as part of the first half that rotates about a split ring with respect to a remaining interior portion of the first half. The interior portion does not rotate. The first half housing rotates during connection as the interior portion is urged longitudinally. Electrical sockets and electrical contact pins are provided in the first half and the second half. The first half housing includes inward-protruding pins that engage with outward facing slots of the second half and follow the contour of the slots as the first half housing is rotated causing a longitudinal displacement of the first half with respect to the second half. The slots and housing structure prevent flame propagation by providing complete electrical disconnection before a final mechanical release of the bayonet connection occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hankins, Mark Kelly Mezey
  • Patent number: 7980877
    Abstract: An actuator system comprising a housing (2, 19) having at least one socket (6) for the insertion of an electrical plug (7). The housing (2, 19) is provided with an arrangement which is capable of retaining an electrical plug, preferably of the Jack, DIN or Minifit type, inserted into said socket, said arrangement comprising a union nut (8) which may be retained in a position above the opening of the socket (6), and which at the same time surrounds the plug (7), said union nut (8) being rotatable between an inoperative position in which the plug (7) may freely be inserted and removed, and another position which is a locked position, in which the plug (7) cannot be inserted and, if it is already inserted, cannot be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventors: Martin Kahr Knudsen, René Sørensen, Anders B. Lorenzen
  • Patent number: 7967627
    Abstract: A two-part inductive connector comprises a primary part having a primary half core and a secondary part having a secondary half core, the primary part including first locking means which are engageable with second locking means on the secondary part, one of the primary or secondary parts further comprising a pin which is receivable in a recess formed in the other of the primary or secondary parts, the connector having an unlocked position in which the primary and secondary half cores are not aligned and in which the first and second locking means are not engaged, and a locked position in which the primary and secondary half cores are aligned and the first and second locking means engaged, the connector moving between the unlocked and locked positions by relative rotation of the primary and secondary parts about the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: George Limpkin, Simon Grant Rozenberg
  • Patent number: 7950944
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for mating with a mating connector. The electrical connector includes a housing and an electrical contact held by the housing. The housing has a mating end that faces the mating connector when the electrical connector is mated with the mating connector. The housing includes a body having a retaining flange. A locking collar is movably mounted on the body of the housing. The locking collar includes a locking element and an inwardly directed shoulder having an opening extending therethrough. The locking element is configured to engage the mating connector to lock the electrical connector to the mating connector. The shoulder engages the retaining flange of the body when the locking collar is fully engaged with the mating connector. The retaining flange of the body is configured to engage the locking element of the locking collar to retain the locking collar on the body of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Hertzler, Osenaga Osagie, Kyle Thompson
  • Patent number: 7922511
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly that includes an adjustment collar and a body having an interior volume. The collar defines a passage that is in communication with the interior volume of the body when the collar is engaged with the body. The collar can be rotated relative to the body and can also be fixed to the body with a locking member. The adjustment collar has a helical thread that engages an electrical connector. Wiring extending through the body can be conductively engaged with the electrical connector. The engagement between the collar and the body allows the rotational position of the electrical connector relative to the body to be easily adjusted and then fixed in place by rotation and the subsequent fixation of the adjustment collar. A cooperating electrical connector can be detachably engaged with the electrical connector. A coupling member can be used to secure the cooperating electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Excellon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Wesley Schweitzer, John Richard Taller
  • Patent number: 7780486
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal body defining at least two openings therein. Electrical terminals positioned in each of the at least two openings defined by the terminal body include respective crimp sections that extend beyond an end of the terminal body. A separator fin attached to the end of the terminal body extends beyond the crimp sections of the electrical terminals and is located between the at least two openings in the terminal body so that the separator fin defines a structure that is closed on an inner side to physically separate the crimp sections of the electrical terminals and open on an outer side so that the crimp sections of the electrical terminals are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Sealco Commercial Vehicle Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Zia Yavari, Dale Dwayne Emerson
  • Publication number: 20100124835
    Abstract: A hybrid connector for directly connecting with a female BNC connector and a female TNC connector is provided. The hybrid connector includes a pin, a body, and an outer shell. A distal end of the pin is housed in a dielectric, the dielectric is housed in the body, and a proximate end of the body is housed in the outer shell. The outer shell includes a screw thread that advances axially from a proximate end thereof along an interior surface of the outer shell, and first and second bayonet locking mechanisms disposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: PC-TEL, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100105234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coaxial plug for connecting to a high-frequency transmission line. The housing of the coaxial plug has two slits arranged opposite each other, extending from the plug-side end in the axial direction, and both arranged and designed to form an axial abutment for receiving a BNC pin. A latching fork is arranged on the housing with two latching prongs tangentially overlapping an axial slit of the housing. between the abutment and the plug-side end Each BNC pin is held between a latching prong and an abutment of the axial slit, creating a locked connection between the coaxial plug and the BNC coaxial socket. The latching fork is pivotably arranged between a locking position in which the latching prongs tangentially overlap the axial slits, and a clearing position in which the latching prongs clear the axial slits over the entire length thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicants: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG, ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Wollitzer, Manuela Fuhrich, Frank Tatzel, Herbert Babinger, Hans-Dieter Konig, Martin Peschke, Stefan Ullrich, Thomas Reichel, Ralf Hagenbusch
  • Patent number: 7682039
    Abstract: A male terminal cap and a female terminal cap are mounted on the two ends of a strip light shade to form an extensible strip light shade. Electrical contacts are formed in the terminal caps for electrical coupling when two light shades are connected through mechanical coupling of the terminal caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ledtech Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Shu Shoung Kuo, Yen Fu Liu, Yu Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 7632126
    Abstract: A high density electrical interconnect is disclosed that uses a bayonet action to mate a plug having a plurality of contacts to receptacle having a plurality of spring contacts. The plurality of contacts may be a plurality of pin contacts, printed circuit board traces, or flexible film contacts. The spring contacts are preloaded to reduce the insertion force required to mate the plug and receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Dominic Anthony Farole, Keith Edwin Miller, Kenneth R. Gleason, John K. Knoll
  • Patent number: RE42926
    Abstract: A miniature BNC connector assembly having reduced dimensions includes a plug-side connector configured for engagement with a jack-side connector to form an electrical connection. The plug-side connector includes a plug-side connector body and a bayonet sleeve rotatably connected to the connector body. The bayonet sleeve has an outer diameter not greater than approximately half an inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Trompeter Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe D. Norwood, Anthony Hidalgo