Coupling Part For Receiving Edge Of Planar Board Moving Parallel To Plane Patents (Class 439/325)
  • Patent number: 10153564
    Abstract: A terminal block fastening device (100) includes a body (110) and a locking handle (200). The body (110) includes a socket (124) for insertion of a printed circuit board (10) and two through holes (128) perpendicular to the socket (124). The locking handle (200) is installed in the body (110). The locking handle (200) has a force arm (230), a fastening portion (202) connected to one end of the force arm (230), a pivot point (220) connected to the other end of the force arm (230), and a resilient arm (210) disposed between the fastening portion (202) and the force arm (230). The fastening portion (202) is operatively associated with the resilient arm (210) to move between a locked state (L) and a released state (R), so that the anti-pull-out effect on the printed circuit board (10) is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 9787010
    Abstract: An electrical connector has at least one latch that is rotatable on the connector body to allow a module board to be clamped between an upper clamp surface of the latch and a lower clamp surface of the connector body. The electrical connector has connector pins having contact points within an opening of the connector body. When a module board is inserted into the opening, the contact points are pushed from a first height elevation to a second height elevation, which is level with the lower clamp surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS USA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takahira
  • Patent number: 9553391
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a metal plate including an insulating portion and an insulating portion; and a contact support portion including a hole portion that is extended in a thickness direction, of which a top end is blocked by a connection portion, and of which a bottom end exposes the insulating portion but not the metal plate, and a hole portion that is extended in the thickness direction, of which a bottom end opens to an outer surface and is blocked by a connection portion, and of which a top end exposes the insulating portion but not the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 9525234
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a metal plate including an insulating portion and an insulating portion; and a contact support portion including a hole portion that is extended in a thickness direction, of which a top end is blocked by a connection portion, and of which a bottom end exposes the insulating portion but not the metal plate, and a hole portion that is extended in the thickness direction, of which a bottom end opens to an outer surface and is blocked by a connection portion, and of which a top end exposes the insulating portion but not the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 9466905
    Abstract: A device including male and female connectors each including mounting pad terminals arranged on both side portions of a surface mounted on a circuit board, and a connector structure. The female connector includes: an insulating film; pad portions formed on one surface of the insulating film; a metal guide member fixedly disposed to cover the other surface of the insulating film and insulatingly coated; female terminal portions including slit openings penetrating in a thickness direction through the pad portions and portions of the insulating film; through-holes penetrating through the metal guide member; and mounting pad terminals formed on both side portions of the other surface of the insulating film, with surfaces projecting more than a surface of the metal guide member and electrically connected to the pad portions respectively. The connector structure includes male terminal portions inserted to the slit openings from the female connector's one surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI DENKA KENKYUSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Mizoguchi, Ryu Maeda
  • Patent number: 9343850
    Abstract: An AC-to-DC power adapter comprises a single-piece insulator unit. The various components of the power adapter such as a transformer, other circuitry, etc. are attached to the single-piece insulator unit. The single-piece insulator unit has embedded channels to provide electrical connectivity between the circuitry, The entire assembly is placed in housing and a cap assembly having prongs to connect to a AC wall outlet is ultrasonically welded to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ian P. Colahan, Fiedl Nick Vista
  • Patent number: 9306342
    Abstract: In a plug connection for the direct electrical contacting of contact surfaces on a circuit board, having a plug receptacle associated with the circuit board, into which the circuit board extends, having a plug pluggable into the plug receptacle, which has a contact carrier having contact elements for the direct electrical contacting of the contact surfaces of the circuit board, and having a contact pressure spring device for pressing the contact elements of the contact carrier against the contact surfaces of the circuit board, the contact pressure spring device is provided in the plug receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Sellmer, Ulrich Schmatz, Michael Schoenfeld, Hartmut Buschle, Peter Rehbein, Markus Kroeckel, Juergen Stein, Michael Fleig
  • Patent number: 9214772
    Abstract: The present invention disclose an apparatus for fastening a digital memory card, including a tray and a card holder, where the tray includes a first groove, configured to accommodate a first digital memory card; and a second groove, disposed perpendicular to the first groove and configured to accommodate a second digital memory card, where the first groove and the second groove have hollowed portions that partially overlap; and the card holder includes a first spring and a second spring, where when the tray is inserted into the card holder, the first spring and the second spring extrude from the hollowed portions. According to the present invention, an apparatus for fastening a digital memory card, which is compatible with a SIM card and an SD card, is implemented, thereby flexibly meeting user requirements of using different cards by using an apparatus for fastening a digital memory card without increasing layout space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuelong Liu, Huimin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9184531
    Abstract: A receptacle connector is provided and includes an insulating case, a securing device and a cover. The insulating casing includes a plurality of terminal receiving passageways, a plug receiving space, a pair of protrusions on two sides of the plug receiving space. A securing device receiving space is disposed on one of the two sides. The securing device includes a horizontal portion, a first vertical portion and a second vertical portion extending downward from the horizontal portion, a first soldering portion extending horizontally from the first vertical portion, a second soldering portion extending horizontally from the second vertical portion. An engagement portion is positioned between the first vertical portion and the second vertical portion. The cover is pivotally connected to the insulating casing and includes a first protrusion receiving passageway and a second protrusion receiving passageway which communicate with each other and correspond in position with the pair of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Holdings (Bermuda) No. 7 Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 9025335
    Abstract: An apparatus including a sliding mechanism configured to enable a card holder to be moved between a first position and a second position; a resilient member configured to bias the card holder towards the first position; and an adjustment mechanism configured to enable tension in the resilient member to be adjusted when the card holder is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Juuso Juhani Heiskanen
  • Patent number: 8879260
    Abstract: The memory module comprises a circuit board with a first and a second side, wherein memory chips are arranged at least on the first side. A longitudinally extending module heat conductor is arranged on the first side. The module heat conductor comprises a contact surface configured to contact a heat transfer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Sven Kalms, Christian Weiss
  • Publication number: 20140170875
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing and an ejector retained the insulative housing to lock an electronic card. The insulative housing includes a central slot for receiving the electronic card and two end portions located on opposite sides of the central slot respectively. Said card edge connector also includes a metal member located on the end portion of the insulative for electrically connecting to the metal member. Thus, said card edge connector having a higher electrical function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: XUE-HAI SHEN, ZHUANG-XING LI, WEN-JUN TANG, XUE-WU BU
  • Publication number: 20140080343
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a card edge connector and an electronic card defining a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other and a mating end having a plurality of conductive pads thereof. The card edge connector includes a longitudinal base and a plurality of conductive terminals retained in the longitudinal base. The longitudinal base defines a longitudinal slot for receiving the mating end, the conductive terminals define elastic contacting portions exposed to the longitudinal slot and connecting portions along a mounting surface of the base. The longitudinal slot is defined with an upper inner surface and a lower inner surface inside therein. The first surface of the electronic card is flush with the upper inner surface of the slot and the second surface projects from lower inner surface to the mounting surface when the electronic card is inserted into the longitudinal slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHEN-HUA WANG, GUANG-LEI XU
  • Patent number: 8636533
    Abstract: An improved LED-lamp-board connector includes a main housing having a base having terminal sockets. The base has two laterals formed with arms each separated from the base by a gap. The arms are provided with rabbets. The two arms are connected by a spine. The spine also has plural rabbets corresponding to the terminal sockets on the base. Each of plural terminals has a horizontal plate whose two ends each extended with a spring contacting piece. The horizontal plate has a lateral including an insert to be inserted into the rabbet on the spine or on the arm, making the horizontal plate and the spring contacting piece of the terminal received in the corresponding terminal socket on the base, thereby forming the connector. The connector receives two LED lamp boards inserted to its two ends, thereby forming an LED lamp board assembly of a variable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Hsu Li Yen
  • Publication number: 20140017920
    Abstract: The housing has a guide rail protruding from the upper face of the bottom wall portion and extending towards the rear end portion. The guide rail includes a wide portion near the front end portion and a narrow portion near the rear end portion being narrower in width than the wide portion. The sliding portion has a recessed guide groove slidably engaging the guide rail. The guide groove engages the wide portion when the card-type unit is in the locked position and engages the narrow portion instead of the wide portion when the card-type unit is in the ejection position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masamitsu Takasaki, Yuji Naito, Mitsuhiro Tomita, Naoto Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20140002997
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method and apparatus to provide a side lock assembly for a memory module with a heat sink A side clip has a clip base attached to a socket connector and a first clip member and a second clip member extending from the clip base. The first clip member has a terminal for attaching to a printed circuit board. The second clip member is spaced in parallel from the first member to form an opening. A side lock has a lock base and first and second lock members that form a slot. The first and second lock members flank the second clip member such that the second clip member fits into the slot and the first lock member fits into the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Phan F. Hoang
  • Publication number: 20130323955
    Abstract: A connector terminal includes: a main body section having a board-contacting-surface which is flat and capable of contacting a connecting conductor of a circuit board; and an elastic deforming section that is positioned on a side opposite to the board-contacting-surface in a thickness direction of the circuit board, and that can deform elastically in the thickness direction with respect to the main body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nishio, Hiroki Hirai, Kouichi Matsumoto, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 8585425
    Abstract: A fixing structure with an interface card module comprises a fixing structure and an interface card module. The fixing structure includes a main board, a connector and a fixing frame. The main board has an edge. The connector is disposed on the main board, and the connector has a socket which faces toward the edge. The fixing frame has a connecting end and a fixing end opposite to each other, the fixing frame is disposed on the main board via the connecting end and the fixing end is protruded outside the edge. The interface card module has a first end and a second end opposite to each other, the first end is inserted into the socket, and the second end is protruded outside the edge and is fixed at the fixing end. Therefore, the interface card module is fixed on the main board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Yen Yeh
  • Publication number: 20130288502
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a memory module connector includes sidewalls extending along a length of the connector body. A longitudinally oriented socket is provided between the sidewalls for receiving a card edge of a memory module. A top of the connector defines a socket opening. A bottom of the connector is for mounting to a system board. A plurality of air deflectors is provided adjacent to the connector body to manipulate airflow to improve cooling. The size, positioning, and spacing of the air deflectors may be selected to optimize cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy S. Bridges, William M. Megarity, Luke D. Remis, Gregory D. Sellman
  • Publication number: 20130280939
    Abstract: A surface contact card holder includes a seat. The seat includes two positioning portions facing with each other. A plurality of tabs extend from one side of each positioning portion, and a plurality of support sheets extend from another side of each positioning portion, the tabs and the support sheets together defining a receiving space for receiving a surface contact card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIH-WEI CHANG, GUO-LIANG WAN
  • Patent number: 8556662
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing defining a card recess, first electrical terminals and second electrical terminals disposed in the insulating housing. Each first electrical terminal has a base strip, a first fixing arm, a first elastic arm extending forward and inclining upward from the first fixing arm, a second elastic arm slantwise extending forward and upward from a substantial middle of the base strip and apart located under the first elastic arm, and a contact portion protruding upward from a front end of the base strip and apart located under the second elastic arm. A distal end of the first elastic arm elastically stretches upward into the card recess, and can be pressed downward to resist against the second elastic arm so as to make the second elastic arm further contact with the contact portion when an electronic card is inserted into the card recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Proconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Wang, Te-Hung Yin
  • Publication number: 20130252449
    Abstract: A card edge connector (100) for mounted on a PCB (200) includes a longitudinal insulative housing (1) and a plurality of contacts (2, 6) arranged two arrays opposite to each other in the width direction. Each of the contacts has a retaining portion (24, 64), a contacting portion extending from the retaining portion and a soldering tail (66) extending outwards for being soldered to the PCB (200). The retaining portion (24, 64) of each array contact are coplanar to each other and disposed at a vertical plane in the longitudinal direction, while the soldering tails (26, 66) of each array contact are arranged at least three tail lines (L1, L2, L3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-JUN TANG, XUE-WU BU, CHI-TUNG MO
  • Patent number: 8535076
    Abstract: An electrical connector to be disposed on a circuit board includes a housing with two sidewalls, a plurality of first terminals, and a plurality of second terminals. The first terminals and the second terminals are attached to the one and the other of the sidewalls, respectively, and are situated near a bottom portion of the housing. The first terminal has a flexible first elastic arm portion. The first elastic arm portion extends upward. The first elastic arm portion has a first contact section that protrudes toward the flat conductive member. The second terminal has a flexible second elastic arm portion. The second elastic arm portion extends upward further than an upper end of the first elastic arm portion. The second elastic arm portion has a second contact section that protrudes towards the flat conductive member at a position above than the upper end of the first elastic arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Okamura
  • Patent number: 8444427
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a housing having first and second portions opposite to each other and provided on the second portion with an opening through which a flat circuit device is inserted in the housing along a direction extending toward the first portion and a mounting member fixed to the housing, wherein the mounting member comprises a base portion, a board connecting portion provided on the base portion to be connected with a solid circuit board which the first portion of the housing faces closely, an arm portion extending from the base portion into the housing, a locking portion provided on the arm portion for engaging with the flat circuit device inserted in the housing through the opening provided thereon to hold the same, and a manipulatable portion provided on the arm portion for protruding from the second portion of the housing to the outside of the housing, and the locking portion is operative to disengage from engagement with the flat circuit device when the manipulatable portion is mani
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshimitsu Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20130115796
    Abstract: A surface contact card holder includes a housing and a tray assembly. The housing includes a receiving frame and defining a receiving hole. The tray assembly includes a tray and a cover. The tray is slidable and receivable in the receiving frame from the receiving hole, the tray is configured for carrying a surface contact card therein. The cover is pivotally attached to the tray and covering the receiving hole. The cover includes a first end and a second end. When the first end of the cover is pressed to pivot the cover, the second end of the cover moves out of the receiving hole, the tray is slid out of the receiving frame to allow insertion and removal of the surface contact card from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHEN-LIN LIU, WEN-ZE LIU
  • Patent number: 8422216
    Abstract: A memory holding apparatus includes a main pole and an inserting pole. The main pole includes a main portion and a first holding portion perpendicularly extending from a first end of the main portion. A second end of the main portion defines a receiving hole extending to the first holding portion. A sidewall of the main portion defines an opening. An elastic blocking piece extends from a side bounding the opening. A hook extends from an inside wall of the blocking piece. The inserting pole includes an inserting portion and a second holding portion perpendicularly extending from a first end of the inserting portion. The inserting portion defines a groove from a second end of the inserting portion extending to the second holding portion. A number of blocks extend from a bottom of the groove. The hook is selectively engaged with one of the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Chun Liang, Fang Tian
  • Publication number: 20130065417
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a housing provided thereon with an opening through which a flat circuit device is inserted into the housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the housing, and a holding member formed in a body on the housing to be operative to hold the flat circuit device inserted in the housing and then to release the flat circuit device from holding by the holding member, wherein the holding member has a movable arm portion extending from an inside surface portion of the housing, and the movable arm portion is provided thereon with an engaging portion operative to engage with the flat circuit device inserted in the housing for holding the same and a releasing portion protruding from the movable arm portion through an aperture provided on the housing toward the outside of the housing and is operative to move the movable arm portion for disengaging the engaging portion from the flat circuit device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: I-PEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takaki KURACHI
  • Patent number: 8360591
    Abstract: Provided is a backlight unit for a liquid crystal display device. The backlight unit includes: a chassis; a printed circuit board connected to a side of the chassis, the printed circuit board including a plurality of light emitting diodes, and a pair of conductive pads through which power is supplied to the light emitting diodes, wherein the pair of conductive pads are disposed on an end of the printed circuit board; and a power socket into which the pair of the conductive pads are inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-hoon Jung
  • Publication number: 20130023142
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector including a housing, contacts, and an actuator. The housing includes a first depression and second depressions. The second depressions are provided at opposite edges of the first depression and each include a bottom surface forming a slope. The contacts are arranged at intervals in the housing and each include a hook to be disposed within the first depression. The actuator includes bosses and a shaft. The bosses are received in the second depressions. The shaft is received in the first depression. When the actuator is in an upright position, the bosses are on the slopes and the shaft is positioned on the other side of the hooks. When the actuator rotates from the upright position to a lying position, the bosses rotatingly move up along the slopes and the shaft thereby move, to the one side to be engaged with the hooks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, Takayuki Nagata
  • Publication number: 20130012049
    Abstract: A memory card includes a first set of contacts and a second set of contacts. A first edge of the memory card includes an indentation. Insertion of the memory card into a first slot of a host device engages the first set of contacts. The indentation is configured to accept a pivoting lever arm located in the first slot when the memory card is inserted into the first slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: SANDISK IL LTD.
    Inventors: Yosi PINTO, Amir FRIDMAN
  • Publication number: 20120289074
    Abstract: A power strip device includes a casing and a plurality of socket modules. The casing has a casing body and a plurality of aligned retaining parts formed in the casing body. The socket modules are disposed respectively in the retaining parts. Each of the socket modules has a main body and a socket unit that is formed in the main body. The main body of at least one of the socket modules is movable between a first position to be aligned with the main body of the rest of the socket modules, and a second position to be misaligned with the main body of the rest of the socket modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hung-Cheng CHANG
  • Patent number: 8292646
    Abstract: An electrical card connector is provided. The electrical card connector includes an insulating body and a cover. Axles of the cover come into contact with pivotal connection slots of the insulating body through flat surfaces, respectively. The axles are prevented from rotating within sliding portions of the pivotal connection slots, respectively, such that the cover cannot be opened while sliding. The axles of the cover come into contact with the pivotal connection slots of the insulating body through curved surfaces, respectively, to reinforce axial strength, increase contact area and friction of the pivotal connection slots, and prevent the axles from being stretched to the detriment of the structural strength of the axles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Transcendent Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuei-Sang Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120231647
    Abstract: An electrical card connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a plurality of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing (1), and a mounting member (3) disposed on the insulative housing (1). The insulative housing (1) defining a receiving space (110). The mounting member (3) includes a first metal plate (31) defines an elastic plate (312) protruding into the receiving space (110) for abutting against the electrical card (200) when the electrical card (200) is inserted into the receiving space (110). The electrical card (200) can be fixed reliably and withdrawn from the electrical card connector (100) conveniently in virtue of the elastic plate (312).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIAN-FEI YU, FANG-YUE ZHU, QI-JUN ZHAO
  • Patent number: 8238101
    Abstract: The memory module comprises a circuit board with a first and a second side, wherein memory chips are arranged at least on the first side. A longitudinally extending module heat conductor is arranged on the first side. The module heat conductor comprises a contact surface configured to contact a heat transfer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Qimonda AG
    Inventors: Sven Kalms, Christian Weiss
  • Publication number: 20120129376
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a main body, a pair of first arm members extending from two opposite ends of the main body, and a pair of second arm members extending from the two opposite ends of the main body. The main body includes a front side having a lower region extending between the pair of first arm members and an upper region extending between the pair of second arm members, a first receiving slot formed on the lower region, and a second receiving slot formed on the upper region. Each of the first and second arm members includes an interfering portion, wherein the interfering portion of the second arm member is able to engage with the interfering portion of the respective first arm member when the respective first arm member moves toward an unlatched position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Yong-Teck YANG
  • Publication number: 20120088388
    Abstract: An edge connector is disclosed, having a configuration in which board contacting portions of terminals coming into contact with both ends of the board are displaced, an overall spring portion of each terminal applying an biasing force to the board contacting portions are displaced, and the surface of a cover member displacing the spring portion is configured as a sloped surface. Due to this configuration, it is possible to apply a stable biasing force to the board contacting portion without plastically deforming the terminals and to bring the board contacting portion of the terminal into secure contact with the board even when the thickness of the board varies greatly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Molex japan co., ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Okano, Shin Sakiyama
  • Patent number: 8145261
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies that can be substantially flush with the external surfaces of the housings of the devices, despite variations in their manufacture. The ejectable component assemblies may include connectors coupled to circuit boards of the devices, and trays that can be loaded with removable modules, inserted through openings in the housings of the devices, and into the connectors for functionally aligning the removable modules with the circuit boards. The ejectable component assemblies may also include ejectors coupled to the housings of the devices for ejecting the trays from the connectors and, thus, from the devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik L. Wang, Sean Murphy, Tang Yew Tan, Jeffrey Eugene Neaves, Lawrence E. Davis, Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 8122578
    Abstract: An apparatus 30 for coupling a first member 15 and a second member 17 by a clip and a screw is constituted by member moving means 131L, 131R for moving the second member 17 relative to the first member 15, reaction force detecting means 132L, 132R provided to the member moving means 131L, 131R for detecting a press reaction force generated when the second member 17 is matched to the first member 15, clip fitting determining means 135L, 135R for determining whether the clip is correctly fitted to a clip hole by reading the reaction force detected by the reaction force detecting means 132L, 132R, and screw fastening means 149 for fastening the screw when acceptable information is provided by the clip fitting determining means 135L, 135R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Isotani, Kenichi Ohno, Yoshito Otake, Ryo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8123541
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a module to a printed circuit board, comprises an insulative housing receiving the module, a plurality of contacts received in the insulative housing and a cover pivotally assembled to the insulative housing. The cover presses upon the module and extends beyond a rear end of the insulative housing to further limit or press a part of the module exposed outside the insulative housing. The electrical connector can reliably retain the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuo-Hsiu Hsu, Hao-Yun Ma, Fang-Jwu Liao
  • Publication number: 20110300734
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an elongated housing having an upper face, a lower face and a mating groove defined therebetween and extending along a longitudinal direction. A plurality of terminal grooves are respectively defined between the upper face and lower face and in communication with the mating groove. A plurality of contacts are respectively received in the terminal grooves. Each contact includes a body portion, at least one retaining portion, a contacting portion and a soldering portion. The at least one retaining portion forms at least one barb thereon and is inserted into the terminal groove with the at least one barb interfering with an inner wall of the terminal groove until the at least one barb falls into a through hole defined on the inner wall of the terminal groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JIAN-KUANG ZHU
  • Publication number: 20110263146
    Abstract: A stacked card-edge connector is provided for fixing and electrically connecting at least one electronic card to a circuit board. The stacked card-edge connector includes two stackable and interchangeable insulating housings, a pair of first card latches, a pair of second card latches, a pair of fasteners. The pair of first card latches are mounted respectively at the two sides of one insulating housing for fixing and/or holding the at least one electronic card. The pair of second card latches are secured respectively at the two sides of the other insulating housing for fixing and/or holding another electronic card. When two electronic cards are secured respectively by the pair of first and second card latches, disengagement of the electronic card secured by pair of first card latches causes a simultaneous disengagement of the electronic card secured by the pair of second card latches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Yu Sheng Su
  • Publication number: 20110189879
    Abstract: An electrical connector to be disposed on a circuit board includes a housing with two sidewalls, a plurality of first terminals, and a plurality of second terminals. The first terminals and the second terminals are attached to the one and the other of the sidewalls, respectively, and are situated near a bottom portion of the housing. The first terminal has a flexible first elastic arm portion. The first elastic arm portion extends upward. The first elastic arm portion has a first contact section that protrudes toward the flat conductive member. The second terminal has a flexible second elastic arm portion. The second elastic arm portion extends upward further than an upper end of the first elastic arm portion. The second elastic arm portion has a second contact section that protrudes towards the flat conductive member at a position above than the upper end of the first elastic arm portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Seiji OKAMURA
  • Patent number: 7970971
    Abstract: A device may include a link configured to transmit signals. The signals may provide at least one network topology, such as a bus. A tapping structure may be connected to the device using, for example, at least one of a snap fit, a friction fit or an interference fit. The tapping structure may be configured to tap in-band signals, out-of-band signals, or both in-band signals and out-of-band signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventor: Travis N. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7950945
    Abstract: A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card connecting device for a portable electronic device which is adapted to further reduce a thickness of the portable electronic device by limiting the height of the SIM card connecting device. The device includes: a printed circuit board (PCB); one or more patterned contacts provided on the PCB and being coupled with one or more contacts formed on the SIM card; and a housing mounted on the PCB for allowing the SIM card to be inserted into/extracted from the housing. The housing presses the inserted SIM card so that the contacts of the SIM card and the patterned contacts come into substantial pressurized contact and/or pressurized contact with each other, depending on a shape of the patterns. According to the present invention, the SIM card mounting space can be reduced, and the portable electronic device can have a further reduction in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae-Won Ahn
  • Patent number: 7931495
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly for connecting a pair of electrical cards to a printed circuit board includes an upper connector and a lower connector. The upper connector includes a first housing defining a first elongated mating groove along a longitudinal direction with a plurality of first contacts by two sides thereof, and a recess is defined under the first elongated mating groove. The lower connector is moveably received within said recess and includes a second housing defining a second elongated mating groove with a plurality of second contacts by two sides thereof. A metallic member is attached to the upper connector for preventing the lower connector releasing from said recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 7924573
    Abstract: A card connector adapted for receiving a card, comprises an insulating housing defining a card insertion/ejection direction; a plurality of contacts received in the insulating housing, a shell and an ejector. The shell covers the insulating housing and is formed with a receiving portion. The receiving portion comprises an upper portion, a lower portion opposite to the upper portion and a connecting portion connecting the upper portion and the lower portion. The ejector has a front end received and locked in the receiving portion of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Chang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110065297
    Abstract: A card edge connector for mating with an electronic card includes an elongated housing, a number of contacts and a retainer retained to the housing. The housing has a pair of side walls, a central slot between the side walls and a fitting section upwardly extending at one end thereof. The fitting section defines a first U-shaped cavity downwardly extending from a top end thereof and a mounting slot upwardly extending from a lower end thereof and located at outside of the first cavity. The first cavity communicates with the central slot along a length direction of the housing to receive the electronic card. The retainer is retained in the mounting slot and has a locking projection protruding into the first cavity to lock with the electronic card. The mounting slot does not extend through the fitting section to make the retainer hidden in the fitting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HAI-FEI GUAN, WEN-JUN TANG, XUE-WU BU
  • Publication number: 20110053399
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector assembly is supported by a moveable member that can move relative to a printed wired board in two directions and is urged to its center position by two oppositely disposed springs that each urge a contact member into a respective recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jan H. Fahllund, Kai Silvennoinen, Osmo Knuuttila
  • Patent number: 7883349
    Abstract: A socket connector for receiving an electronic device includes an insulative housing with sidewalls extending upwardly and a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing. The sidewalls define a receiving space for the electronic device. At least one side wall is provided with a protrusion. An elastic positioning member is mounted within the protrusion and has an engaging section extending into the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chi Yeh, Nan-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: RE42410
    Abstract: An adapter to be attached to a memory card for changing an external shape such that it can be inserted into a memory card insertion section of specific type equipment is provided. The adapter includes: an adapter body for defining a space housing the memory card; a write protect mechanism including a write enable/disable setting member which is slidable with respect to the adapter body; and a terminal portion located in the adapter body, which is formed so as to be electrically connected to a terminal portion of the memory card when the memory card is housed in the adapter body, and in which the write protect mechanism sets whether to enable or disable writing of data into the memory card in accordance with the position of the write enable/disable setting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Masayoshi Yano