Retaining Means Exterior Of Slot Patents (Class 439/327)
  • Patent number: 11121504
    Abstract: A circuit board separation mechanism may include a separation block positioned within a separation block cut-out of a heatsink. The heatsink may be positioned between a first circuit board including a first component of at least one connector and a second circuit board including a second component of the at least one connector. The circuit board separation mechanism may include a set screw inserted in the separation block. A portion of the set screw may be configured to engage a surface of the heatsink. The separation block may be configured to lift against a surface of the first circuit board when the set screw is rotated. The first component of the at least one connector and the second component of the at least one connector may be configured to separate when the set screw is rotated and the separation block lifts against the surface of the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Jennings, Robert C. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11106617
    Abstract: A memory module may include: a plurality of stacked memory chips; a memory controller; and an interposer connected between the plurality of memory chips and the memory controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Myoung Seo Kim, Seung Yong Lee, Young Pyo Joo
  • Patent number: 10826212
    Abstract: A tool-less fastening device for an edge card is provided. The edge card is accommodated in a fastening frame, and the fastening frame is then inserted into an electric connector. In an assembly process, the edge card is fastened with the fastening frame without using any tool, and a user only needs to engage the edge card into the fastening frame; next, the fastening frame is inserted into the electric connector without using any tool, and the user only needs to engage the fastening spring clips disposed on two opposite sides of the fastening frame with two anus of the electric connector, so as to complete a fastening operation. The fastening frame and the electric connector can be prevented from being separated from each other when being shaken during manufacturing or shipment process. Therefore, the edge card can be fastened with the electric connector without using any tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Aces Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po-Tsang Chen
  • Patent number: 10624226
    Abstract: A method, an information handling system (IHS), and a bracket component for use in an IHS to better retain an inserted expansion card. The bracket component includes a first arm with a surface configured to fasten to a portion of a computer chassis. The portion of the computer chassis is proximate to a printed circuit board (PCB) expansion slot of the computer chassis. The bracket component includes a second arm positioned perpendicular to the first arm. The second arm has an inner surface facing the PCB expansion slot. The bracket component includes a board support pad affixed to the inner surface of the second arm. The board support pad has a flexible surface layer for abutting an edge of one or more PCBs that are inserted into the PCB expansion slot. The board support pad of the bracket component stabilizes the PCBs and reduces vibrations emanating from the computer chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventor: Daniel Alvarado
  • Patent number: 10314176
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly includes an electrically nonconductive base, a first electrical contact supported by the base and a second electrical contact supported by the base such that the first contact and the second contact are separated by a space. The first electrical contact is configured to engage a first external conductive circuit element and the a second electrical contact is configured to engage a second external conductive circuit element. The first contact and the second contact are configured such that a portion of the first contact and a portion of the second contact converge as the base moves in a first direction relative to the first and second external conductive circuit elements and diverge as the base moves in a second direction relative to the first and second external conductive circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen McGarry Hatch
  • Patent number: 10177476
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a pluggable module having a paddle card with a card edge and a card edge connector having a housing defining a card slot receiving the card edge. The housing holds contacts in the card slot to electrically connect to corresponding contact pads of the paddle card. Support hardware is coupled to the pluggable module and includes first and second mounting legs. The first mounting leg has a first mounting foot and the second mounting leg has a second mounting foot configured to be mounted to the host circuit board to support the pluggable module on the host circuit board independent of the card edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Kevin Edward Weidner
  • Patent number: 10084251
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing with a plurality of contacts therein. The housing includes an elongated base extending along a longitudinal direction, and a pair of deflectable latches extending forwardly from two opposite ends of the base. The base includes a first side wall and a second side wall commonly define a receiving slot is therebetween in a vertical direction to receive a memory module therein. Each latch forms an inner face confronting a corresponding side edge of the memory module. The inner face is recessed around a bottom/root section of the latch so as to be spaced from the side edge of the memory module for not potentially damaging the side edge of the memory module during rotational installation of the memory module into the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei-Guo Sun, Guang-Lei Xu
  • Patent number: 9917384
    Abstract: An interface card fastening module is provided for assembling an interface card to a housing and electrically connecting the interface card with a main board having an insertion slot corresponding to the interface card, and the opening of the insertion slot is substantially parallel to the main board. The interface card fastening module includes a stopping member and an engaging member rotatably disposed on the housing so as to be movable between a release position and an engage position. Therefore, upon assembling the interface card to the main board, additional riser card would be not required. As a result, the space for installing an adapting member can be saved, and more components may be received in the housing or the size of the housing may become smaller. In addition, since the adapting member is no more needed, the manufacturing cost and assembling hours for the adapting member can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Li Liu
  • Patent number: 9887479
    Abstract: A shield connector (10) includes a housing (20) with a spring accommodating portion (25) open on a facing surface (24), a fixing plate (50) to be fixed to the housing (20) and mounted on a case wall (71), and springs (60) to be arranged inside the spring accommodating portion (25). Each spring (60) includes a first support (63) and a second support (64) to be supported on the housing (20) and a resilient deformation portion (61) convexly curved toward the facing surface (24) and having a convex tip serving as a contact (62) projecting out from an opening of the housing (20) and to be brought into contact with the device-side terminal (73). The resilient deformation portion (61) includes slits (65) extending from a side connected to one of the first and second supports (63, 64) toward an opposite side across the contact portion (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Katsuhiko Aizawa
  • Patent number: 9876296
    Abstract: A board-to-board connectory assembly, intended to connect two PCBs using a receptacle connector mounted on a first PCB and a plug connector mounted on a second PCB, is formed with the plug insertion space on the header of the receptacle connector open to the front, and the fastener part inserted removably in the plug insertion space of the header of the plug connector formed on the front part, while each header is mounted in a way so as to pass vertically through the respective PCB, so as to reduce the vertical width of the product. Accordingly, a locking part for locking the fastening part within the plug insertion space is furnished in the fastening part, and the locking part is configured so as to operate elastically in the vertical direction, operating in such a way as to pass through the second PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Jang Bum Jin, Ji Su Shin
  • Patent number: 9801279
    Abstract: A system board includes at least one microprocessor coupled to the system board. A VR module card includes a voltage regulator circuit, wherein the voltage regulator circuit is configured to provide electrical power to the at least one microprocessor. A circuit board region is configured to receive the VR module card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: John Blondin, Ralph C. Frangioso, Joseph P. King, Jr., Stephen E. Strickland, David C. Bisbee
  • Patent number: 9690336
    Abstract: A function card fixing structure is provided, comprising a main body including a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is perpendicular to the second portion, and the first portion comprises a plurality of trenches extending along a direction of a long axis of the main body. A sliding component is disposed at a side of the second portion, wherein the sliding component comprises a plate body and a locking portion, and one side of the plate body comprises a plurality of openings and stopping portions. A releasing component comprising a locking portion is at one side, wherein the locking portion of the releasing component is locked with the locking portion of the sliding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wei-Chih Sun
  • Patent number: 9685723
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprises an insulating body and a metal strengthening member. The insulating body comprises a card slot and a tower. The tower comprises a first side wall, a second side wall, a first guiding wall and a second guiding wall. A first mounting groove is formed between the first side wall and the first guiding wall, a second mounting groove is formed between the second side wall and the second guiding wall, a guiding groove is formed between the first guiding wall and the second guiding wall. The metal strengthening member comprises a base portion, a first side portion, a second side portion, a first elastic arm and a second elastic arm. The first elastic arm and the second elastic arm extend toward the guiding groove and are respectively adjacent to the first guiding wall and the second guiding wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Ah-Fat Kee Mew
  • Patent number: 9529161
    Abstract: A plug and socket device includes at least one housing and one base plate for accommodating the at least one housing. The housing has a base body and at least two locking means. The locking means each have an elongated locking arm and a locking hook. The base plate has at least one locking nose corresponding to the locking means. The locking nose is formed such that in the fully plugged-in position of the housing and the ground plate the locking hook engages behind the locking nose such that a positive locking is established between the locking means and the locking nose, and unintentional detachment of the plug and socket device is difficult. The base plate has at least one securing element that prevents the detachment of the locking hook and thus serves to secure the position of the locking means in the fully plugged-in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Ufuk Tuey, Peter Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9444208
    Abstract: A compatible apparatus for an SIM card and a related terminal are disclosed. The compatible apparatus includes: a second card slot and a first card slot rotatably connected to the second card slot; wherein a card insertion area with parallel metal elastic pins is arranged in the second card slot; a first SIM card is inserted into fillets on both sides of the first card slot, and when the first card slot is snapped on the second card slot, the first SIM card contacts with the metal elastic pins; and an elastic stop apparatus matched with a second SIM card is arranged outside of the card insertion area in the second card slot, the elastic stop apparatus is for arranging the second SIM card, and when the first card slot is snapped on the second card slot, the second SIM card contacts with the metal elastic pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Xiaofang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9300086
    Abstract: A clip connector joins a cable from an earpiece or earpiece accessory, and, from an opposite end, clips on to a socket region of a two-way radio. A housing includes a clip end, a cable end, an outer side, and a mounting side. The cable end has a cable socket. The mounting side has a tab for fastening. The mounting side also has a pair of spaced-apart protrusions for fastening. A head comprises a head clip end, a head pivot end, a head outer side, and a head mounting side. The head pivot end pivotally attaches to the clip end of the housing. The head mounting side includes a head opening having a peripheral ridge. The connection is formed by inserting a tab into a tab reception slot in the socket region; and from an opposite end, pivotally buckling a spring-loaded head onto a flange of the socket region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Haijuan Qu, Liren Lin
  • Patent number: 9077111
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed for a plug retention apparatus, which includes: a male retention portion including a first flexible clasp for applying a retaining force to a plug assembly inserted therein, the male retention portion further including a ratchet member configured with a toothed bar: and a female retention portion including a second flexible clasp for applying a retaining force to the plug assembly inserted therein, the female retention portion further including an opening to receive the ratchet member of the male retention portion, the female retention portion further including a pawl configured to engage the toothed bar of the ratchet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SynapSense Corporation
    Inventor: Lisa S. Brown
  • Patent number: 9025318
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a stylus having a retractable connector for use with a computing device. According to one embodiment, the stylus includes an outer housing and a connector configured to attach to a port on the computing device so as to maintain the stylus in a fixed position adjacent to the computing device. Furthermore, the connector is capable of extending from the housing of the stylus into a first position and also retracting into the stylus housing into a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Britt C Ashcraft, Eric Chen, Michael Delpier, Dustin L Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9004934
    Abstract: A card edge connector defines an insulative housing, the housing includes a lengthwise base portion with opposite end walls along a lengthwise direction thereof, and a card-receiving slot runs forwards for an electrical card; a plurality of terminals are loaded in the housing and the terminals defines contacting portions exposing to the card-receiving slot and welding portions extending out of the housing; a pair of latch members are fixed to the end walls, each latch member comprises a locking portion, the locking portion bends inwards and downwards slantwise, the locking portion also defines an upper guiding surface and a lower resisting surface opposite to the upper guiding surface, wherein the guiding surfaces are disposed slantwise to the electrical card while the resisting surface is parallel to the electrical card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guang-Lei Xu
  • Patent number: 8979561
    Abstract: First and second memory module connectors are secured in end-to-end alignment on a circuit board for receiving memory modules along a central plane. Each memory module connector has an ejector latch pivotally coupled to the adjacent ends of the memory module connectors to pivot about an axis perpendicular to the plane. A distal portion of an upper arm of each ejector latch lies on opposite sides of the plane, such that the ejector latches interleave when either ejector latch is pivoted to an open position. The adjacent ends of the first and second memory module connectors are separated by a narrow gap, such that pivoting of the either ejector latch from a closed position to an open position will push the other ejector latch toward a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian M. Kerrigan, Timothy A. Meserth, Tony C. Sass, Jean J Xu
  • Publication number: 20140363995
    Abstract: A connector device comprises a tray, a connector body, a lock member and a pressing member. The lock member is unmovable beyond a second position along an ejection direction. The pressing member applies a force toward the second position directly or indirectly to the lock member. The tray is formed with a locked portion. The lock member is provided with a lock portion and a pressed portion. The lock portion locks the locked portion to prevent the tray from moving beyond a lock position along the ejection direction when the tray is accommodated in the connector body. The pressing member presses the pressed portion against the case when the connector device is attached in the case. The tray located at the locked position is positioned relatively to the case by this pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaaki SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20140308824
    Abstract: An electronic device detachably coupled to an electric terminal of an apparatus, the apparatus including an engagement portion adjacent to the electric terminal, the electronic device includes a rotation piece disposed at an insertion end portion of the electronic device, the rotation piece being rotated to engage the engagement portion disposed adjacent to the electric terminal; a connection member coupled to the rotation piece and configured to slide relative to the electronic device to rotate the rotation piece; and an operation lever coupled to the connection member and disposed at a removal end portion of the electronic device, the operation lever being interlocked with the rotation piece through the connection member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 8851916
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts and a pair of locking arms for holding a card. Each locking arm includes a retaining portion fixed to the insulative housing and a resilient arm extending forwardly from the retaining portion. The resilient arm is deformable outwardly so as to lock or unlock with the card. The resilient arm includes an engaging portion extending inwardly and a hook at a front of the engaging portion. The engaging portion includes a downwardly inclined surface for guiding installation of the card. The hook protrudes upwardly beyond the engaging portion so that when the card is not so inserted along a card-insertion direction, even if the card is downwardly pressed, a top edge of the hook resists against the card so as to prevent the card from further downward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kunshan Jiahua Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8804352
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly includes a motherboard, a first daughterboard, and a first metal bar. Two ends of the first metal bar are respectively fastened to the motherboard and the first daughterboard, and are electrically connected between the motherboard and the first daughterboard. The first metal bar is supported between the motherboard and the first daughterboard, so as to position the first daughterboard separately over the motherboard and enable the first daughterboard to be substantially perpendicular to the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Hsien Hsieh, Kuo-Hua Lin, Yi-Min Chen
  • Publication number: 20140170881
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a DIMM extraction tool for extracting a DIMM from a DIMM socket. Exemplary embodiments of the DIMM extraction tool include a frame adapted for use as an air baffle within the DIMM socket, a first arm and a second arm pivotably connected to the frame. When the first arm and second arm are in a resting position, the first and second arm respectively engage a first resting detent and a second resting detent to prevent pivotable rotation of the first arm and second arm in exemplary embodiments of the DIMM extraction tool. When the first arm and second arm are in a working position, the first arm and second arm respectively are adapted to releasably engage the DIMM and bias resilient latching arm of the DIMM socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8747160
    Abstract: A memory card module includes a memory card, a socket including a connecting portion and a main body protruding from the connecting portion, two locking members, and a shielding member made of electromagnetic shielding material. The shielding member covers the memory card and the main body. The locking members are pivotably attached to opposite sides of the main body respectively. Each locking member includes a locking portion. The shielding member includes a top plate, two end plates extending down from opposite ends of the top plate, and two side plates extending down from opposite sides of the top plate. A number of vents are defined in each end plate. A block protrudes from each side plate. The locking portion of each locking member abuts against the block of the corresponding side plate, to mount the shielding member to the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 8717747
    Abstract: An electronic device having a stowable display unit includes a housing, a slide element, a display unit, and a control module. The housing has a receiving space, and an opening at a front side of the housing. The slide element is disposed in the receiving space, and is connected slidably to the housing. The display unit is disposed in the receiving space, and is connected pivotally to a front end of the slide element. The control module includes an actuating mechanism connected to a rear end of the slide element, and a control unit provided on the housing and controlling operation of the actuating mechanism. The actuating mechanism is controllable by the control unit to activate movement of the slide element to move the display unit to a used position externally of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Chen, Tzu-Yi Huang
  • Publication number: 20140099815
    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: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jimmy G. Foster, SR., Tony C. Sass, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Publication number: 20140094050
    Abstract: Comprised are a sliding member for retaining a card and sliding in the forward/backward direction of a housing, and a locking member for sliding in the widthwise direction of the housing and locking the card received within the housing, the locking member comprising a sliding control part for controlling the sliding of the sliding member, the sliding control part preventing the sliding member from sliding when the locking member is in a first position, and allowing the sliding member to slide when the locking member is in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Manabu YAMANAKA, Masamitsu Takasaki, Takashi Fujiwara, Mitsuhiro Tomita
  • Publication number: 20140080345
    Abstract: A card edge connector defines an insulative housing, the housing includes a lengthwise base portion with opposite end walls along a lengthwise direction thereof, and a card-receiving slot runs forwards for an electrical card; a plurality of terminals are loaded in the housing and the terminals defines contacting portions exposing to the card-receiving slot and welding portions extending out of the housing; a pair of latch members are fixed to the end walls, each latch member comprises a locking portion, the locking portion bends inwards and downwards slantwise, the locking portion also defines an upper guiding surface and a lower resisting surface opposite to the upper guiding surface, wherein the guiding surfaces are disposed slantwise to the electrical card while the resisting surface is parallel to the electrical card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: GUANG-LEI XU
  • Publication number: 20140080344
    Abstract: The invention relates to a card edge connector including an insulating body, a first fixing part, a second fixing part and a plurality of terminals. The terminals are respectively fixing on the first fixing part and the second fixing part in an insert molding manner. The first fixing part and the second fixing part are received and arranged in the insulating body. The first fixing part and the second fixing part respectively has at least one hook. At least one insertion slot is inwardly formed in the insulating body at a position corresponding to the hook; and the hooks are respectively pushed and fastened inwards towards the insertion slots, so that the first fixing part and the second fixing part are assembled and located on the insulating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SPEED TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Josue CASTILLO, James Patrick YOUNG, Li-Sen CHEN, Yen-Jang LIAO, Pei-Lei TU
  • Patent number: 8654521
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a chassis, a casing fixed in the chassis, a first resilient shielding plate and a second resilient shielding plate both made of electromagnetic radiation shielding material, and a drawer. The casing defines a receiving space. The drawer is slidably received in the receiving space. The first resilient shielding plate fits about a front end of the casing and abuts against the chassis. The second resilient shielding plate is fixed to a front end of the drawer, to abut against an inner surface of the casing bounding the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: An-Gang Liang
  • Patent number: 8613628
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an elongated housing; upper and lower stage contacts and held by the housing; and arm members for pressing, toward a connector mounting surface, a memory module to be displaced in a direction away from the connector mounting surface. Inserting an arm inserted portion of each arm member in an insertion groove of the housing allows the housing to hold each arm member freely swingable about the arm inserted portion with respect to the housing. Hemispherical projections for securing at least a predetermined amount of gap amounts of swing gaps are provided in the swing gaps and formed in the longitudinal direction of the housing between the arm member within the insertion groove and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics, Ltd.
    Inventor: Rintaro Kato
  • Publication number: 20130309892
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts and a pair of locking arms for holding a card. Each locking arm includes a retaining portion fixed to the insulative housing and a resilient arm extending forwardly from the retaining portion. The resilient arm is deformable outwardly so as to lock or unlock with the card. The resilient arm includes an engaging portion extending inwardly and a hook at a front of the engaging portion. The engaging portion includes a downwardly inclined surface for guiding installation of the card. The hook protrudes upwardly beyond the engaging portion so that when the card is not so inserted along a card-insertion direction, even if the card is downwardly pressed, a top edge of the hook resists against the card so as to prevent the card from further downward movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: KUNSHAN JIAHUA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8585417
    Abstract: A top latching assembly includes a main body, a lug disposed on at least one side of the main body, a first elastic arm extended from an external side of the main body for carrying the lug, and a second elastic arm extended from an external side of the main body and disposed opposite to the top of the first elastic arm, and each second elastic arm can interfere with each first elastic arm to be apart from or proximate to the main body, such that the top latching assembly can latch a corresponding circuit board into the connector, so as to enhance the reliability of an electric connection between the connector and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kemax Shing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shin-Hao Chien
  • Patent number: 8585425
    Abstract: A fixing structure with an interface card module comprises a fixing structure and an interface card module. The fixing structure includes a main board, a connector and a fixing frame. The main board has an edge. The connector is disposed on the main board, and the connector has a socket which faces toward the edge. The fixing frame has a connecting end and a fixing end opposite to each other, the fixing frame is disposed on the main board via the connecting end and the fixing end is protruded outside the edge. The interface card module has a first end and a second end opposite to each other, the first end is inserted into the socket, and the second end is protruded outside the edge and is fixed at the fixing end. Therefore, the interface card module is fixed on the main board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Yen Yeh
  • Publication number: 20130288503
    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: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIAN-KUANG ZHU, DA-LEI CHEN
  • Patent number: 8570758
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a chassis, a mounting member, a mounting tray received in the chassis, and a securing device. The chassis includes a front plate and a positioning member attached to the front plate. The mounting member is used to secure an expansion card and includes a flange. The mounting tray includes a front panel and a retaining panel connected to the front panel. The securing device includes a first securing member and a second securing member. The first securing member is rotatably attached to the front plate, and the second securing member is rotatably attached to the first securing member. The flange is located between the retaining panel and the first securing member. The positioning member abuts the second securing member, to prevent the second securing member from being disengaged from the first securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Wen Chiu, Wen-Hu Lu, Zhan-Yang Li
  • Patent number: 8559187
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus fixing an expansion card includes an expansion slot, two locking members connected to opposite ends of the expansion slot, for clamping the expansion card, and two latching members pivotably mounted to opposite ends of the expansion card, respectively. A latching portion protrudes from each of the latching members, for latching the corresponding locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Guang-Yi Zhang, Xiao-Zheng Li
  • Patent number: 8545249
    Abstract: A locking assembly used to lock an electronic device defining at least one latching hole in a communication apparatus includes a housing including a mounting board and a front board, a latching member fixed to the mounting board, a button member mounted between the front board and the latching member, an urging member pivotably connected to the housing and an elastic member elastically connected between the housing and the urging member. The latching member includes at least one latching portion to engage with the at least one latching hole. When the button member moves relative to the housing and compels the at least one latching portion to disengage with the at least one latching hole, the urging member is enabled to push the electronic device to move out from the communication apparatus via elastic deformation energy of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Ming Kuan
  • Patent number: 8465314
    Abstract: A card edge connector is connectable to a card having a side edge. The card edge connector has a holding member extending in a first direction and a pair of arms each extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction from the holding member. Each of the arms includes an abutment portion and a spring portion. The spring portion is bendable elastically outward in the first direction. The spring portion has a latch and an abutting portion. The latch is engaged with the side edge of the card when the card edge connector is connected to the card. When the connected card presses the latch along a third direction perpendicular to both the first direction and the second direction, the abutting portion is brought into contact with the abutment portion so that the abutting portion regulates a movement of the latch in the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Rintaro Kato
  • Patent number: 8444428
    Abstract: A card-edge connector is provided for securing and electrically connecting an electronic card to a circuit board. The card-edge connector includes an insulating housing a pair of arms, and a pair of card-latching members. The insulating housing includes a receiving wall defining a slot there within. Each arm extends from ends of the receiving wall. A supporting base is disposed on and extending along a first side of each arm, and a guiding rail disposed on a second side of each arm. Furthermore, a fastener receiving passageway is disposed on each of an upper surface and a lower surface of each of the pair of arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Holding (Bermuda) No. 7 Limited
    Inventor: Chin Yu Chen
  • Publication number: 20130102179
    Abstract: A locking assembly used to lock an electronic device defining at least one latching hole in a communication apparatus includes a housing including a mounting board and a front board, a latching member fixed to the mounting board, a button member mounted between the front board and the latching member, an urging member pivotably connected to the housing and an elastic member elastically connected between the housing and the urging member. The latching member includes at least one latching portion to engage with the at least one latching hole. When the button member moves relative to the housing and compels the at least one latching portion to disengage with the at least one latching hole, the urging member is enabled to push the electronic device to move out from the communication apparatus via elastic deformation energy of the elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHANG-MING KUAN
  • Patent number: 8422216
    Abstract: A memory holding apparatus includes a main pole and an inserting pole. The main pole includes a main portion and a first holding portion perpendicularly extending from a first end of the main portion. A second end of the main portion defines a receiving hole extending to the first holding portion. A sidewall of the main portion defines an opening. An elastic blocking piece extends from a side bounding the opening. A hook extends from an inside wall of the blocking piece. The inserting pole includes an inserting portion and a second holding portion perpendicularly extending from a first end of the inserting portion. The inserting portion defines a groove from a second end of the inserting portion extending to the second holding portion. A number of blocks extend from a bottom of the groove. The hook is selectively engaged with one of the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhi-Chun Liang, Fang Tian
  • Patent number: 8422242
    Abstract: A structure for fixing circuit board, adapted for fixing a circuitboard at the rear of a cage, is disclosed, which comprises: a circuitboard; and a clamp, configured with a clipping part, a fixing part and an elastic part; wherein, the clipping part is coupled to the fixing part while the fixing part is coupled to the elastic part; the clipping part has a first hook formed at a surface facing toward the fixing part; the elastic part has a second hook formed extruding out form a surface facing away from the fixing part; the clipping part and the fixing part are arranged straddling across the top edge of the circuitboard while enabling the first hook to couple to a fastener of the circuitboard; and the elastic part is arranged facing toward the cage while enabling the second hook to secure to the bottom of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Linger Lin
  • Publication number: 20130084723
    Abstract: A card edge connector 100 includes an elongated insulative housing 1, a plurality of contacts 2 retained in the housing 1 and a pair of latches 3 pivoted on the housing 1. The housing 1 has an elongated central slot 12 for receiving a daughter card 200. The latch 3 has a locking head 36 to lock the daughter card 200 for preventing the daughter card 200 from escaping out of the central slot 12 in a mating direction. An end of the locking head 36 has a bump 360 passing through the daughter card 200 to abut against an outside surface of the daughter card 200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: XUE-HAI SHEN, ZHUANG-XING LI
  • Patent number: 8385074
    Abstract: A display unit for displaying information including a housing having an opening and a display unit with a display, moveable between a rest position in which the display unit is completely retracted into the housing and a display position in which the display unit is extended from the housing. A cover is moveably driven between a cover position that covers the housing opening and a release position releasing the housing opening. The display unit and the cover can be moveably driven by way of a coupling assembly by a rotary drive. The coupling assembly couples the motion of the display unit and the cover. The coupling assembly includes a first coupler that can rotate about a fixed first axis of rotation with a free end of hinged to the cover. The display unit is hinged to a free end of a second coupler by a second linkage at the cover and at distances from the first linkage and the second linkage by a third linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Karl, Robert Wolfgang Kissel, Georg Nehm
  • Patent number: 8371879
    Abstract: A card connector includes a housing having terminal members into which a card is inserted. The card connector also includes a card insertion space, defined by a top plate, a bottom plate and two side plates, the opposing plates mutually facing each other. The side plates linking the edges of the top and bottom plates. The card insertion space also has a front and a rear edge opening in which the front and rear edges of the card are exposed. The card connector also includes connection terminals, integrated with and mounted in the housing and in contact with the terminal members. One of the side plates has a card retaining member, engaged with a first concave member formed on the side edge of the card, and a position-determining member, engaged with a second concave member formed on the side edge of the card to determine the position of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Ayako Ida, Mitsuhiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 8373981
    Abstract: An expansion card fastening device includes a bracket, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The bracket includes parallel arranged fences. The first fastener is assembled on one of the fences, and includes a connecting portion, a supporting portion, and an elastic element. The supporting portion and the elastic element are both disposed on an end of the connection portion. A first clasp protrudes from the supporting portion, and faces the same direction with a free end of the elastic element. A second fastener pivots to the supporting portion, and is resisted by the elastic element. A second clasp protrudes from the second fastener, and faces the same direction with the first clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Xiong Zhang, Zhi-Xin Li, You-Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 8357003
    Abstract: The invention relates to a double-layer card edge connector includes an electrical connection base and at least one latch member. The latch member has a first main arm and a second main arm arranged in an upper-lower and front-rear manner. A first slit exists between the first main arm and the second main arm. The first main arm includes a first downward pressing portion disposed at a free end of the first main arm and pressing a first electronic card, and a first clamping portion formed through extending from the second main arm and preventing the first electronic card from moving forward. The second main arm includes a second downward pressing portion and a second clamping portion disposed at a free end of the second main arm. The second downward pressing portion presses a second electronic card downward and prevents the second electronic card from moving forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Lotes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Fu Wang