With Angular Mating Patents (Class 439/326)
  • Patent number: 10348039
    Abstract: The described technology provides a removable apparatus comprising a printed circuit board (PCB) including a plurality of electrical components, a plurality of contact pads configured on at least one of a top surface of a connector plane and a bottom surface of a connector plane to connect the electrical components to one or more contact pins of a receptacle, and one or more ground pads configured to be connected to the one or more contact pins of the receptacle, wherein the one or more ground pads are placed in between the PCB and the plurality of contact pads and connected to a ground terminal of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Akash Atul Shah
  • Patent number: 10340616
    Abstract: An electrical terminal includes a body, a first tab extending from a first side of the body, and a second tab extending from a second side of the body. The second tab may be vertically offset, in a longitudinal direction of the body, from the first tab. The first tab and the second tab may extend in substantially opposite directions. An offset distance between the first tab and the second tab may be less than about half of a height of the first tab. The first tab may be disposed such that upon connection of the electrical terminal with a circuit board, the first tab contacts a surface of the circuit board. The second tab may be disposed such that upon connection of the electrical terminal with said circuit board, the second tab does not contact the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Josep Maria Pares Caselles, Elena Cortes, Salvador Bonjoch Cots, Josep Maria Combalia San-Román
  • Patent number: 10292283
    Abstract: Devices with PCB engaging portions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a device may include: (1) a first cover comprising a base portion and a plurality of lateral portions, a first one of the lateral portions comprising a first notch; and (2) a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a first engaging portion engageable to the first notch, the PCB positioned at an angle with respect to the base portion of the first cover when the first engaging portion is engaged to the first notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Chieh Lin, Chih Chang Chou
  • Patent number: 10264683
    Abstract: A guide and support apparatus is provided. The guide and support apparatus comprises a mounting portion, a support portion, and a guide and lock portion. The support portion extends to the guide and lock portion and ends at the mounting portion. The mounting portion extends downward from one or two ends of the support portion and comprises a lock structure. The guide and lock portion extends from the support portion to a certain height. Further, a method for manufacturing the guide and support apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Peng, Chaohong Liu, Lei Jiang
  • Patent number: 10236601
    Abstract: A card edge connector forms a plurality of passageways in the elongated housing to receive the corresponding contacts. Each contact has a retaining section secured to the housing, a resilient arm extending from an upper part of the retaining section with a contacting section exposed in the central slot, a soldering section extending from a lower part of the retaining section and out of the housing. A width of the passageway around the contacting section in the longitudinal direction is smaller than that around the soldering section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wei-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 10116080
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulating body having multiple accommodating holes; and multiple terminals accommodated in the accommodating holes. Each terminal has a base portion. An elastic arm bends upward and extends from the base portion. A contact portion bends and extends from the elastic arm. A width of the contact portion is greater than a width of the elastic arm at a bending portion connecting the elastic arm to the base portion, which is less than or equal to widths of the remaining portions of the elastic arm. A first urging portion bends downward and extends from the contact portion. A bending arm bends and extends from a lower end of the base portion. The bending arm bends to form a conductive portion. The conductive portion bends upward and extends to form a second urging portion. The first urging portion urges against the second urging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Jun Wang, Chang Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10103476
    Abstract: The present application relates to DDR connectors, particularly to a new DDR socket connector. The DDR socket connector comprises two fastening posts, an insert and a plugging groove. Each of the fastening posts are made of plastic and located at two sides of the groove. The insert is embedded in one of the two fastening posts and made of metal, and the insert includes a main body and two side parts. The main body is located in the middle portion of the insert, and the side parts are located at two sides of the main body. Compared with the prior art, the beneficial effects of the present application lie in: the plastic connecting part is inserted with a metal insert to overcome such deficiencies as plastic getting weak when being heated and thus eliminate the adverse impact of high temperature on the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol East Asia Electronic Technology (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fuding Qiu, Chunguo Zuo, Fuan Jiang, Yitao Zhang, Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 10070027
    Abstract: A camera apparatus comprising an image pickup device, a lens cover which has an end plate comprising a first plate with a through hole and a second plate positioned in the through hole, and a lens which is covered by the lens cover and converges light from an object to the image pickup device, the light passing through the end plate. A plurality of light sources are arranged to surround the lens in the lens cover and a light shielding member is arranged between the lens and the light sources, and bridges a gap between the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Takahashi, Shinichi Murata
  • Patent number: 10063024
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of terminals carried by the insulative housing, a metallic shielding plate retained in the insulative housing, and a shielding shell attached to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a number of receiving slots located at a back-end thereof. The terminals have a number of soldering portions exposed from the insulative housing. Each receiving slot is located between every two neighboring soldering portions to receive soldering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Yao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 10038277
    Abstract: An electrical card edge connector includes an elongated insulative housing forming a central slot with two rows of terminals disposed by two sides of the central slot and retained in the housing. The housing includes two opposite lengthwise side walls and two end walls connected to two opposite ends of the corresponding lengthwise walls, and a bottom wall linked to both the lengthwise walls and the end walls below the central slot. The terminals are disposed in the corresponding side walls. A pair of metal latches are fixed to the corresponding end walls, respectively. Each metal latch include a front restriction piece received in the corresponding through hole, a rear restriction piece received in the notch, and a locking piece located adjacent to the rear restriction piece and downwardly pressing an upper surface of the memory module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei-Guo Sun, Guang-Lei Xu
  • Patent number: 10033123
    Abstract: An interface card fastening module is provided for assembling an interface card to a housing and for electrically connecting the interface card with a main board, wherein the main board has an interface card insertion slot corresponding to the interface card, and a plane defined extendingly from an opening of the interface card insertion slot is substantially parallel to the main board. The interface card fastening module includes an engaging member disposed at the housing so as to be movable between a release position and an engage position, wherein the engaging member comprising a body, at least one lock portion, and an extension plate. A first clamping portion is disposed at a side wall of the housing, and a second clamping portion is disposed at a base plate of the housing in which the base plate is perpendicular to the side wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Li Liu
  • Patent number: 10019607
    Abstract: A card reader includes a card reader housing with a card insertion opening, a contact unit, which is arranged in the card reader housing, and a hood which covers the contact unit, apart from the card insertion opening. The hood is back-molded on the inner side with an at least two-layered conductor track foil. The first layer, which faces the hood, has an extensive drill-protection conductor track structure with at least one continuous drill-protection conductor track. The second layer, which faces away from the hood, has a lift-off protection conductor track structure with at least one lift-off-protection conductor track. The at least one drill-protection conductor track is routed onto the second layer by means of through connections of the conductor track foil and ends in electrical connection contacts of the second layer. The at least one lift-off-protection conductor track ends in electrical connection contacts of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: DDM HOPT + SCHULER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Karl-Rudolf Hopt
  • Patent number: 9991615
    Abstract: A dual connector system includes a host circuit board and first and second electrical connectors mounted to the host circuit board. The first electrical connector has a housing having a card slot for a module circuit board and the second electrical connector has a housing having an upper mating surface for the module circuit board. The housing has a hold down ledge having a hold down surface located below the upper mating surface. A dual connector module is mated to the first and second electrical connectors. The dual connector module includes a securing anchor extending below a module circuit board that engages the hold down surface and being captured below the hold down ledge to secure the dual connector module to the second electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Dean Marlin Harmon, III
  • Patent number: 9941649
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of contacts each including first and second contact pieces provided with first and second contact portions at distal end sides, respectively, that come into contact with conductor portions of two insertable/removable connection objects when the connection objects are inserted, and a connection portion to be connected and secured to a board. The connector further includes a housing that holds the contacts in an array and includes an insertion opening of a shape that allows insertion of the connection objects and a battery from a same direction, and a terminal is arranged in the housing and spaced apart from the contacts in a width direction of the housing, the terminal including third and fourth contact pieces provided with third and fourth contact portions on distal end sides, respectively, configured to come into contact with the conductor portion of one of the connection objects and the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: DDK LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Maruishi
  • Patent number: 9905946
    Abstract: A receptacle electrical connector has an insulated housing, a first terminal set, a second terminal set, a shielding plate and a metallic shell. The shielding plate has two connection portions formed respectively on two opposite sides of the shielding plate and each connection portion has a cutting surface. The cutting surface is formed on the connection portion, and the two cutting surfaces of the connection portions are exposed out of two opposite sides of the insulated housing. During the insert-molding processes of insulated housings, the connection beltings of metallic beltings are connected to the cutting surfaces of multiple shielding plates for simultaneously forming multiple insulated housings. Therefore, production efficiency and yield rate of the receptacle electrical connectors are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Lun Tsai, Pin Yuan Hou, Chung Fu Liao, Chuan I Lin, Dong Xiang, Da Wei Zhu, Long Fei Chen, Rui Su
  • Patent number: 9837740
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a plurality of first terminal blocks and a plurality of second terminal blocks stacked together along a first direction. The first terminal block and the second terminal block are stacked one by one. Each of the first terminal block and the second terminal block has a first insulative plate and a plurality of first terminals fixed in the first insulative plate. The first terminals are arranged along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The first terminal extends along a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction. The first terminal has a deflectable contacting arm and a connecting foot, and the deflectable contacting arm of the first terminal block and the deflectable contacting arm of the second terminal block bend in a face to face style to form an inserting space in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Fang-Jwu Liao
  • Patent number: 9800350
    Abstract: A connector device includes a pluggable interface and a corresponding connector. The pluggable interface includes multiple rows of pads. Similarly, the connector includes multiple rows of contacts to contact the multiple rows of pads. The multiple rows of pads can further be subdivided where at least certain pad locations are subdivided into two smaller pads. At least certain pads can be disposed at angles other than right angles. The connector can include a cover with a mechanism to depress the second row of contacts. The depression mechanism is engaged via side wings on the cover engage with legacy plugs and avoid contact between the second row of contacts and the pads of the legacy plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jamyuen Ko, Qi Qi
  • Patent number: 9759746
    Abstract: A probe module, which is provided between a tester and a DUT for transmitting electrical signals therebetween, includes a signal transmitting member, a plurality of probes, a positioning member, and a signal connector. The signal transmitting member has a circuit and two grounding. The probes are electrical connected to the circuit and the groundings of the signal transmitting member. The positioning member is made of an insulating material, and provided on the probes. The signal connector is adapted to be electrically connected to the tester, wherein the signal connector has a signal transmission portion and a grounding portion; the signal transmission portion is electrically connected to the circuit of the signal transmitting member, and the grounding portion is electrically connected to the at least one grounding of the signal transmitting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MPI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Ku, Hao Wei, Shin-Lan Kao
  • Patent number: 9681556
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a load frame and an integrated circuit device are aligned, with a base frame carried on a substrate, along a first alignment axis defined by a first alignment post extending from the base frame to the load frame, in a direction transverse to the substrate, and a first biasing device carried on the base frame is actuated to engage and bias the load frame toward the base frame aligned with the load frame, and to bias the integrated circuit toward the substrate. A latch latches the load and base frames together, aligned with and biased towards each other with the integrated circuit device and the substrate aligned with, and biased toward each other. Other aspects and features are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Llapitan, Neal E. Ulen, Jeffory L. Smalley
  • Patent number: 9634430
    Abstract: A card edge connector can allow an insertion card with a locating groove on one side to be inserted thereto, the card edge connector including: a base housing, and an elastic clamping part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: T-CONN PRECISION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chien-Yi Yu
  • Patent number: 9627809
    Abstract: An LGA socket suitable for electro-optical modules, such as transceivers having channels operable at 25 Gbit/s, or greater. A socket may include a socket body having a bottom side to face a printed circuit board (PCB), and a backstop on a top side to receive a leading edge of a module substrate. The backstop has an overhang to contact a first side of the module substrate when seated into the socket body. The socket further includes a first and a second row of electrical contacts, the first row being more proximate to the backstop than is the second row. Contacts extend through the socket body between the top and bottom sides and are positioned relative to the overhang to be compressed against contact pads on a second side of the module substrate by a torque applied to the module substrate about a fulcrum within the socket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen Gordon
  • Patent number: 9620907
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a receptacle housing including panels defining a pluggable module cavity and providing EMI shielding for the module cavity. A gasket assembly is provided at the bottom of the receptacle housing. The gasket assembly has a bottom plate, a hinge plate rearward of the bottom plate and a rear plate extending from a rear of the hinge plate providing EMI shielding for the module cavity. The bottom plate provides EMI shielding at the bottom of the receptacle housing and the rear plate provides EMI shielding at a back end of the receptacle housing. The hinge plate is hingedly coupled between the bottom plate and the rear plate to change relative positions of the bottom plate and the rear plate during assembly to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips, Richard James Long
  • Patent number: 9609098
    Abstract: A button-type connector module and an electronic device using the button-type connector module are provided. The electronic device is adapted to the pluggable hot plug component. The electronic device includes a main body and a button-type connector module. The main body includes a motherboard. The button-type connector module is disposed in the main body. The button-type connector module includes a push button unit, a connector and a circuit board. The connector includes an accommodation recess. The hot plug component is plugged into or removed from the accommodation recess, when the connector moves relative to the main body to expose the accommodation recess. The circuit board is disposed between the push button unit and the connector. The push button unit and the connector are electrically connected to the motherboard of the main body via the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Sheng Lee, Cheng-Wei Chen, Chia-Hao Wu, Kang-Yu Lai, Cheng-Yao Huang, Shih-Hsuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9553124
    Abstract: A CMOS image sensor including a plurality of pixels, each including: a photodiode; a sigma-delta modulator of order p, p being an integer greater than or equal to 1, capable of delivering a binary digital signal representative of the illumination level of the photodiode; and a configurable connection circuit enabling to couple the sigma-delta modulator of the pixel to a sigma-delta modulator of another pixel, so that the modulators of the two pixels form with each other a sigma-delta modulator of order greater than p.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventor: Arnaud Verdant
  • Patent number: 9537237
    Abstract: A system to improve an in-line memory module may include an edging carried by the in-line memory module to stiffen, support, protect, and/or aid in handling the in-line memory module. The system may also include guide ribs carried by the edging to facilitate positioning of the in-line memory module during installation. In one embodiment, the system includes a heat spreader to aid in cooling a plurality of heat sources carried by the in-line memory module. The system may further include a compliant member to regulate the heat spreader's positioning relative to the plurality of heat sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark A. Brandon, Shawn Canfield, David L. Edwards, Robert R. Genest, Randall G. Kemink, Robert K. Mullady, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 9531101
    Abstract: The connector comprises a holding member and a contact which is held by the holding member. The contact has a fixed portion, a first spring portion and a second spring portion. The fixed portion is held by and fixed on the holding member. The first spring portion extends from the fixed portion. The first spring portion includes two pressed portions, a movable starting point and a movable end portion which is movable. When an inserting object is moved along a moving direction which is a forward direction or a rearward direction, the pressed portions are pressed by a press portion to be moved downward perpendicular to the moving direction. The inserting object is a card or a card adapter. The inserting object has the press portion. The second spring portion is provided with a free end and a contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuya Mikawa, Akihiro Matsunaga, Masaaki Shimada
  • Patent number: 9520660
    Abstract: A socket device includes a socket mounted on a circuit board and an engaging member mounted to the socket. The socket defines a sliding groove. The engaging member includes a sliding piece engaged in the sliding groove. The sliding piece can slide along the slot to detach the engaging member from the socket. A chip may be mounted below the engaging member which member may be moved away from the socket to enable user to check the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching-Jou Chen, Shen-Fa Tsai, Jie Li, Jin-Cai Gao
  • Patent number: 9515416
    Abstract: A card edge connector for receiving a memory card includes an insulative housing with a central slot for receiving the memory card and a plurality of terminal contacts retained in a plurality of grooves defined by the insulative housing and a retainer positioned on the housing. The retainer defines a body portion mounted on the housing, a locking portion extending into the housing from the body portion and a elastic engaging portion extending downwardly into the central slot from inner side of the body portion for steadily locking the memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhuang-Xing Li, Xue-Hai Shen, Wen-Jun Tang, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Patent number: 9509098
    Abstract: A pluggable connector includes a lead frame and a holder. The lead frame defines a first conductor array of ground conductors and signal conductors, a second conductor array of ground conductors and signal conductors, and a transition region that interconnects the first and second conductor arrays. The transition region includes a ground tie bar and distal tips of the ground conductors in the first and second conductor arrays that extend from the ground tie bar. The holder is defined by first and second holder members that have respective outer sides and inner sides. The inner sides face one another and define a seam. The first holder member holds the first conductor array of the lead frame, and the second holder member holds the second conductor array of the lead frame. The transition region of the lead frame extends across the seam at a front end of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 9413083
    Abstract: A connector comprises a supporting member, a movable member and a contact. The movable member is supported by the supporting member so as to be movable in an up-down direction. The movable member is provided with a reference surface and a protection protrusion. The protection protrusion protrudes upward from the reference surface in the up-down direction. The protection protrusion is provided with a protection portion. The contact has a contact portion. The contact portion protrudes upward through the reference surface of the movable member in the up-down direction. The contact portion is positioned inward of the protection portion in a front-rear direction perpendicular to the up-down direction. The movable member moves the contact portion of the contact downward in the up-down direction when a force along an intersecting direction is applied to the protection portion. The intersecting direction intersects with the up-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, JAE TAIWAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Kodera, Kazuya Mikawa, Chien Chih Chen, Hsing Man Wang
  • Patent number: 9397424
    Abstract: Connector assembly including a board connector configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The board connector includes a connector housing having a reception slot. The reception slot opens in a vertical direction that is parallel to an elevation axis. The elevation axis is perpendicular to the circuit board when the board connector is mounted thereto. The board connector also includes electrical contacts that are positioned along the reception slot. The electrical contacts are configured to engage corresponding contacts of a module card. The connector assembly also includes a coupling mechanism attached to the board connector. The coupling mechanism includes a support frame that extends away from the board connector along the elevation axis. The coupling mechanism also includes a latch body that is attached to the support frame and faces the reception slot to define a module-receiving space therebetween that is configured to receive the module card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen N. Figuerado, James L. McGrath
  • Patent number: 9336462
    Abstract: A card connector (100) used for receiving at least two cards includes an insulative housing (1) having a bottom wall (11), a number of first contacts (21) and a number of second contacts (22) retained in the bottom wall along a front-and-rear direction, a metal shield (4) covering the insulative housing for defining a tray receiving space, and a tray (3) is moveably received in the tray receiving space. The tray includes a first front card receiving cavity (311), a second rear card receiving cavity (312), and a first supporting portion (3112) and a second supporting portion (3121) respectively located below the front card receiving cavity and the rear card receiving cavity. The front card receiving cavity is isolated from the rear card receiving cavity along the front-and-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-De Zhang
  • Patent number: 9318837
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a cover, terminal block, and pair of latch mechanisms. The cover comprises a top plate and two side edges connected to the top plate. The terminal block and the cover together define a slot. The terminal block comprises two opposite side edges. The pair of latch mechanisms is respectively provided between the two side edges of the cover and the two side edges of the terminal block. Each latch mechanism can include a first latch portion and a second latch portion. The first latch portion and the second latch portion are latched to each other and in a clearance fit, so as to allow the terminal block to rotate and move relative to the cover at the latch mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Han Guan Tan, Kian Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9311572
    Abstract: A portable electronic device comprises a card holding device and a card reader for introducing and removing a card into and from the card reader in at least two different directions being angled in relation to each other during introduction and removal of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Omid Kazemifar, Peter Sendelius, Daniel Skagmo, Martin Wolff
  • Patent number: 9270050
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a protective cover mechanism for protecting a socket of an electronic device. The protective cover mechanism includes a base and a fluid restrictor. The base is disposed on the socket for covering the socket. The fluid restrictor is installed on the base and is for blocking airflow on a side of the socket, so as to guide the airflow to a neighboring electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Fu Liu, Yao-De Huang, Jeng-Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 9225113
    Abstract: To satisfy the demand for a reduction in height, provided is a technique for reducing a gap between a motherboard and a daughterboard in the state where the daughterboard is connected to the motherboard. A card edge connector is used to be mounted on a connector mounting surface of a mainboard to connect a memory module to the mainboard. The card edge connector includes a latch portion for pressing the memory module to be displaced in a direction away from the connector mounting surface, toward the connector mounting surface. The latch portion is configured to be elastically displaceable in the direction away from the connector mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rintaro Kato, Takeshi Shindo
  • Patent number: 9225094
    Abstract: A direct plug element (2), comprising a plug housing (6), a direct contact (3), which is designed for direct contacting with an exposed contact region (40), wherein the direct contact (3) has a one-piece design, wherein the direct contact (3) is U-shaped and has a contact lamella region (31) and a press-on spring region (32), and wherein a contact point (33) on the contact lamella region (31) is offset in the plugging direction (S) from a press-on point (34) on the press-on spring region (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Kroeckel
  • Patent number: 9209583
    Abstract: An improved electrical connector for connecting bus lines to a card such as a memory card or media card, including a multi-level connector comprising a latching device having a plurality of insertable latch positions that advantageously allows for selectively connecting or isolating an electrical path to an adjoining connector. The connectors of unpopulated DIMM slots are disconnected from the network along with the traces that would normally form a stub with associated undesirable signal reflections that would otherwise disturb the signal transmitted to the receiving end if not properly terminated. The contacts of the edge connector itself are used as a means to selectively connect or disconnect adjacent/downstream cards in a serially cascaded architecture. The burden of the stubs due to unpopulated card slots and the need to place one card at the far end of the network are thus eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D. Hasse, Nanju Na, Nam H. Pham, Lloyd A. Walls
  • Patent number: 9190754
    Abstract: A card edge connector (100) for receiving a module (3) includes an elongated insulative housing (1) having a central slot (10) for receiving a bottom edge of the module and an arm portion (16) coupled to an end of the insulative housing. The arm portion includes a pair of side walls (160) with a retaining slot (168) formed therebetween for receiving a side edge of the module and a latch (17) located between the side walls and integrally extending upwardly from the insulative housing. The latch has a resilient arm (171) defining a retaining embossment (173) for latching the module and a gripping portion (172) for rotating the resilient arm. A number of terminals (2) are mounted on the insulative housing and extend into the central slot for electrical connection to the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhen-Hua Wang, Guang-Lei Xu
  • Patent number: 9172185
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a card connector for receiving digital broadcasting includes a store portion into which a card for receiving digital broadcasting is inserted so as to be ejectable, and an ejection prevention mechanism configured to prevent the card stored in the store portion from being ejected. The card connector can automatically release the ejection prevention mechanism when the card is inserted into the store portion, and can automatically actuate the ejection prevention mechanism after the card is inserted into the store portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaya Hirashima, Takahiro Sakaguchi, Tsuyoshi Kozai
  • Patent number: 9144163
    Abstract: An external storage device enclosure includes a box-body portion and a cover-body portion. The box-body portion supports a storage device, and has a connection port. The cover-body portion includes a cover-board and a top-board. A first-side of the top-board connects the cover-board. The top-board is pivotally connected to the box-body portion through a rotation axis located a second-side of the top-board. When the cover-body portion rotates around the rotation axis and covers the storage device, a driving element of the cover-board contacts a first-side of the storage device to electrically connect a connection slot of the storage device and the connection port. When the cover-body portion rotates around the rotation axis and exposes the storage device, a releasing element located at the first-side of the top-board contacts a second-side of the storage device to electrically separate the connection slot of the storage device from the connection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Nan You Lu, Yi-Jiun Lin
  • Patent number: 8976521
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Innocloud Intellectual Property Services Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Lin Liu, Wen-Ze Liu
  • Patent number: 8968019
    Abstract: Sockets that provide easy access for users to change cards while allowing the use of thinner device enclosures. One example provides a socket having two positions. When the socket is in an open state, the card may be oriented in a direction substantially away from the main logic board. When the socket is in a closed state, the card moves such that it is oriented at least closer to being in parallel to the main logic board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Hack, Joshua Funamura, George V. Anastas, Zheng Gao, Gregory A. Springer, Erik James Shahoian
  • Patent number: 8961211
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of conductive terminals and a pair of metal members attached to the insulative housing. The insulative housing defining a pair of latching arms integrally extending forwardly from opposite ends thereof and a mounting slot below said each latching arm. Each metal member including a first metal member closely and vertical attached to the latching arm and a second metal member movably received in the mounting slot. wherein the first metal member defines a stopping portion extending to the second metal member, the second metal member defines a solder portion and a stopped portion extending to the stopping portion, the stopping portion is located in front of the stopped portion in a front-to-rear direction, thereby the second metal member is prevent from forwardly departing from the mounting slot by the stopping portion of the first metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-Kuang Zhu, Da-Lei Chen
  • Patent number: 8904633
    Abstract: An electronic assembly comprises a housing, a cover for the housing, a printed circuit board receivable in the housing, and a compliant pin header assembly. The compliant pin header assembly is mountable in the housing by inter-engaging features on the header assembly and the housing. The compliant pin header assembly has compliant pins for engaging corresponding features on the printed circuit board to connect the compliant pin header assembly electrically to the printed circuit board. The cover, when the electronic assembly is assembled, engages the housing and also engages the printed circuit board at a location spaced from an outer periphery of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Mike Blossfeld, Luis Fernando Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8873249
    Abstract: A DIMM riser card that includes a PCB having a first edge, a second edge, and one or more faces. The first edge of the PCB is configured for insertion into a main board DIMM socket. The first edge includes electrical traces that electrically couple to a memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes an angled DIMM socket mounted on one face of the PCB, where the angled DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM at an angle not perpendicular to the PCB and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus. The DIMM riser card includes a straddle mount DIMM socket mounted on the second edge of the PCB. The straddle mount DIMM socket is configured to accept a DIMM and electrically couple the DIMM to the memory bus through the electrical traces on the first edge of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Justin P. Bandholz, Brian M. Kerrigan, Edward J. McNulty, Pravin Patel, Peter R. Seidel, Philip L. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 8834191
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting an IC package to a circuit board includes an insulating housing having a number of contacts received therein, a load plate covering the insulating housing and rotating between an open position and a closed position and a holder assembled on the load plate for retaining the IC package. The holder is sandwiched between the insulating housing and the load plate and capable of loading the IC package to the insulating housing when the load plate is rotated to a close position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chi Yeh, Fang-Jwu Liao
  • Patent number: 8801449
    Abstract: A card edge connector for receiving a card which is rotatably assembled includes an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals and a pair of metal pieces. The insulative housing has a inserted slot for receiving the card and a key within the inserted slot for anti-mismating of the card. The terminals are arranged in a single row and located at one side of the inserted slot. Each terminal includes a solder portion extending out of the insulative housing and a contacting portion projecting into the inserted slot. The metal pieces locate at the other side of the inserted slot, each of which includes a mounting portion and an abutting portion projecting into the inserted slot. The terminals are arranged in a single row for reducing the height of the card edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Jian Huang, Zhen-Hua Wang, Hua Li, Li-Dong Tang
  • Patent number: 8794988
    Abstract: Since a connector device 30 has a cover component 60 mounted thereto, and the cover component 60 includes a first restraining section 62a and a second restraining section 62b, displacements of a first holding component 33 and a second holding component 34 can be restrained. Therefore, even if the connector device 30 is subjected to impact or shaking from the outside, the first holding component 33 and the second holding component 34 are not disengaged from a memory module 20, and easy detachment of the memory module 20 from a first connector body 31 can be prevented. Further, the memory module 20 projects from an opening of a casing when the connector device 30 having the structure as described above is mounted to an electronic device. Therefore, addition or exchange of the memory module 20 is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8753138
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a socket that receives a memory module that includes a card having card edge voltage pads along the lower card edge, auxiliary voltage pads along at least one of the vertical card edges, and one or more persistent, solid-state memory chips on one or both card faces. A latch pivotally coupled to the socket is movable between a latched position and an unlatched position. The latch includes electrical latch contacts positioned for being engaged with the auxiliary voltage pads when that latch is in the latched position and being disengaged from the auxiliary voltage pads when the latch is in the unlatched position. The electrical latch contacts may provide a different voltage to the auxiliary voltage pads than the socket provides to the card edge voltage pads along the lower card edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jimmy G. Foster, Sr., Tony C. Sass, Paul A. Wormsbecher