With Angular Mating Patents (Class 439/326)
  • Patent number: 10970606
    Abstract: A connector comprises a cover, a base, a hinge mechanism, a terminal and a metal member. The cover is provided with a locked portion. The metal member is held by the base. The metal member has a locking portion, a coupling portion and a reinforcing portion. The locking portion has a first regulating portion and a second regulating portion. The coupling portion integrally couples the first regulating portion and the reinforcing portion with each other. The coupling portion and the second regulating portion are positioned away from each other by a predetermined distance in a front-rear direction. The coupling portion has a standing portion. The reinforcing portion is soldered on a circuit board when the connector is mounted on the circuit board. In a plane perpendicular to an up-down direction, the reinforcing portion at least overlaps with an area within a range of twice the predetermined distance from the standing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10873140
    Abstract: To provide a cable connection structure used in a vehicle antenna device, capable of being reduced in size, easy to assemble, and having required tensile strength. The cable connection structure includes a connection terminal 10, a circuit board 20, a base plate 30, a positioning abutting part 40, and a cable clamp 50. The connection terminal 10 is attached to a braided wire 3 of a coaxial cable 1. The circuit board 20 has a signal line connection hole 21 and a ground line connection hole 22. The base plate 30 has a cable insertion hole 31. The positioning abutting part 40 is used for determining the position of the circuit board 20 on the base plate 30. The cable clamp 50 grasps a protective outer cover 4 of the coaxial cable 1, holds a core wire 2 such that the core wire 2 is exposed at a predetermined height position, and holds a connection terminal 10 such that the connection terminal 10 is exposed at a predetermined height position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HARADA INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Taira, Akitomo Takahashi, Junichi Kawahata
  • Patent number: 10862234
    Abstract: Provided is a contact that has a reduced profile and is capable of demonstrating an excellent transmission characteristic with respect to a high frequency signal. A contact (40) according to the present disclosure is the contact (40) of a first connector (20) coupled to a second connector (70) in order to electrically couple a circuit board (CB1) and a circuit board (CB2) together, and includes: a first contact portion (45) that comes into contact with a contact (90) of the second connector (70) when the first connector (20) and the second connector (70) are coupled together; a pair of latches (42) latched to a first insulator (30) of the first connector (20); and a bend (43) that couples the pair of latches (42) together. The bend (43) is formed in a position lower than a part of the first contact portion (45) that protrudes the most toward the bend (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Horino, Genta Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10833434
    Abstract: A cover for a terminal block a cover for a terminal block includes a cover plate that may be disposed over a number of terminals of the terminal block. The cover plate includes a first surface, a second surface configured to face the terminals, and a number of access holes extending between the first surface and the second surface. Each of the access holes enables access to a respective terminal through the cover plate. The cover plate also includes a number of probe guides extending from the second surface of the cover plate toward respective access holes. Each probe guide includes a channel that guides a probe to an operating position that enables the probe to analyze the respective terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon J. Tassell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10826213
    Abstract: An electrical connector has an insulative elongated housing retaining a plurality of contacts therein. The housing includes an upper wall, a lower wall and a rear wall to commonly form a receiving slot. The upper wall forms a plurality of upper passageways and the lower wall forms a plurality of lower passageways to receiving the corresponding upper contacts and lower contacts therein. Each contact includes a mating section extending into the mating space and a mounting leg extending outside of the housing. The housing forms a plurality of cavities in the upper wall, the lower wall and the rear wall to relative evenly adjust the thickness of the different positions in the cross-section of the housing so as to evenly molding the housing without improper deformation/warpage when the housing is solidified after molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Guang-Lei Xu, Wei-Guo Sun
  • Patent number: 10797438
    Abstract: A connector device includes an electrical connector that connects to a receptacle connector, an electric cable connected to the electrical connector, and a lock member attached to the electrical connector. The lock member has a main body portion to sandwich the electrical connector in a fitted state between the receptacle connector and the main body portion, and a lock engagement portion to engage with a connector engagement portion provided in the receptacle connector. The lock engagement portion has a hanging portion, a folded portion, and an extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Masunaga, Hiroharu Ikari
  • Patent number: 10777951
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes a plug for mating with a docking connector, a printed circuit board electrically connected to the plug and a cable electrically connected to the connector, the plug includes a plurality of conductive terminals, the cable includes a plurality of high speed signal cores for transmitting high speed signals and low speed signal cores for transmitting low speed signals, wherein the electrical path of the high speed signal cores connected to the corresponding conductive terminals is shorter than the electrical path of the low speed signal cores connected to the corresponding conductive terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR C, FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 10763603
    Abstract: An electronic card connector includes an insulative housing defining an accommodating cavity receiving a card tray and having a first base body, a number of conductive terminals, and a shielding shell. The terminals define an array of first contacts and an array of second contacts respectively located in two sides. Each terminal has an affixed portion, a contacting portion extending into the accommodating cavity, and a soldering portion extending outside of the insulative housing. The insulative housing is inject-molded with the first contacts and the shielding shell, and the first contacts are configured as same as the second contacts in a rotationally symmetrical direction in 180 degree so that disregarding the insertion orientations of the card tray, the conductive terminals are always electrically connected with pins of the electronic card correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: QIDONG LINKCONN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiangang Guo, Zhaohui Zhu
  • Patent number: 10553973
    Abstract: An electrical power interconnection system is described. The electrical interconnection system may comprise an electrical power connector and a substrate, such as a printed circuit board. The electrical power connector may comprise a housing and a plurality of electrical power contacts supported by the housing. The electrical power contacts may comprise a mounting end, a mating end, and a contact body disposed between the mounting end and the mating end. The electrical power contacts may have planar portions. The mating ends may comprise opposing first second beams defining a slot. The slot may be configured to receive the substrate therein, such that the first beam contacts the first side of the substrate and the second beam contacts the second side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Charles Copper, Christopher J. Kolivoski, Hung Viet Ngo, Thomas Brungard
  • Patent number: 10551883
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes a housing including a through-hole positioned in a side face, a socket disposed within the housing, and having an entrance aligned with the through-hole, a biasing member mounted on the housing, and disposed between the through-hole and the entrance of the socket, and a tray in which at least one storage medium is seated. The tray is inserted into/extracted from the housing through the through-hole, and inserted into the socket from the inside of the housing through the entrance. During the insertion or extraction of the tray, the biasing member may limit a movement range of the storage medium in the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyuk-Jae Jang, Jung-Tae Kim, Sang-Hyeon Kim, Sang-Hun Park, Myung-Hyo Bae, Sun-Pyo Yun, Byoung-Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10553974
    Abstract: Embodiments include devices, systems, and methods relating to removing heat from a memory module in a connector. One embodiment relates to a memory module connector comprising a first arm, a second arm, and a body portion positioned between the first arm and the second arm, the body portion configured to accept a memory module therein. The memory module connector includes a structure coupled to the first arm and configured to be electrically coupled to a printed circuit board. The memory module connector also includes a heat spreader coupled to the first arm, the heat spreader configured to be brought into thermal contact with a memory module component. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiang Li, George Vergis, Douglas Heymann
  • Patent number: 10511112
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for use with a first card of a first size [e.g. subscriber identify module (SIM) card, etc.] and a second card of a second size (e.g. memory card, etc.). Included is a connector with a first portion and a second portion which is configured for being manipulated to have a first orientation and a second orientation. The first orientation is such that the first portion of the connector is positioned for removably receiving the first card, or the second portion of the connector is positioned for removably receiving the second card. Further, the second orientation is such that the first card is stacked with the second card for being removably inserted in a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Risto Juhani Lempiainen
  • Patent number: 10499524
    Abstract: A bracket for mounting a processor and a support structure for receiving bracket-supported processors for duster computing are provided. In some embodiments, a bracket may be configured to receive a processor and fasten the processor to the bracket. The bracket may be configured to mount the processor to a support structure. The support structure may be configured to receive an array of brackets. The support structure may be configured to be stacked in combination with additional support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: David Wurmfeld
  • Patent number: 10490919
    Abstract: A dual connector system includes a host circuit board having a first electrical connector at a front mounting area, a second electrical connector at an intermediate mounting area, and a support anchor at a rear mounting area. The dual connector system includes a dual connector module having a module circuit board having a communication component on an upper surface, front contact pads proximate to a front edge for electrically connecting to the first electrical connector and intermediate contact pads remote from the front and rear edges for electrically connecting to the second electrical connector. The dual connector module has a rear support extending below the module circuit board proximate to a rear edge for interfacing with the support anchor to support the rear edge of the module circuit board relative to the host circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael David Herring
  • Patent number: 10483671
    Abstract: An electrical plug-in connector for interconnecting contacts of a first contact carrier and of a second contact carrier includes: an electrical connector element that is inserted in a chamber in a housing body when in an inserted position, such that the electrical connector element forms, on a first connection side of the housing body, a first electrical contact portion for plug-in connection to the contact of the first contact carrier and, on a second connection side of the housing body, a second electrical contact portion for connection to the contact of the second contact carrier. The electrical connector element is inserted at least in portions into the chamber via a side insertion opening when in the inserted position. The electrical connector element includes at least one clamping slot for being held on the housing body, which slot is open towards an outer edge of the electrical connector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Christian Funke
  • Patent number: 10473864
    Abstract: A communications connection system includes an adapter module defining at least first and second ports and at least one media reading interface mounted at one of the ports. The first adapter module is configured to receive a fiber optic connector at each port. Some type of connectors may be formed as duplex connector arrangements. Some types of adapters may include ports without media reading interfaces. Some types of media reading interfaces include contact members having three contact sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John Anderson, Steven J. Brandt, Joseph C. Coffey, Kamlesh G. Patel, Cyle D. Petersen, Michael D. Schroeder, John Stasny
  • Patent number: 10446958
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts are retained in the housing. A pair of metal latches are assembled on the housing. The latch includes a deflectable arm with a restriction tab for engagement within the corresponding notch of the memory module so as to restrict movement of the memory module in a front-to-back direction, and with a pressing tab beside the restriction tab for downwardly pressing the memory module so as to restrict movement of the memory module in a vertical direction. The pressing tab includes a downward oblique guiding section, and a folded section intimately under the guiding section with a curved linking region between the oblique guiding section and the folded section for downwardly pressing the surface of the memory module without scraping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei-Guo Sun, Guang-Lei Xu
  • 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