Fingerlike Grasping Means Comprising Portion Of Coupling Part Patents (Class 439/328)
  • Patent number: 10914668
    Abstract: A sensor for detecting particles, in particular soot particles. The sensor comprises at least two measuring electrodes which are situated on a first layer made of an electrically insulating or conductive material, and at least two supply lines for the measuring electrodes. The supply lines are connected to the measuring electrodes respectively in a connection region. The supply lines are covered by at least one second layer made of an electrically insulating material such that the connection region is not covered by the second layer made of an electrically insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Sabine Roesch
  • Patent number: 10855014
    Abstract: A connector (10) used with a high-current terminal (100) includes a main body (1) and a conductive spacer (2). The main body (1) has a connecting portion (11) disposed at one end thereof and a pluggable portion (12) disposed at the other end thereof. The high-current terminal (100) is plugged into the pluggable portion (12). The conductive spacer (2) is disposed between the pluggable portion (12) and the high-current terminal (100). The conductive spacer (2) has a plurality of outer projections (21) pressed against the pluggable portion (12) and a plurality of inner projections (22) pressed against the high-current terminal (100). Thus, the number of electrical contact points is increased by means of the outer projections (21) and the inner projections (22) disposed between the pluggable portion (12) and the high-current terminal (100) such that the connector (10) has excellent electric conductivity and current adjustment capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10811795
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrical connection module for an automotive vehicle. The module includes a printed circuit board, PCB, and a connector for connecting a wire harness to said PCB. An edge of the PCB can be inserted into the connector. The module provides retention mechanism that is integral to the PCB. The retention mechanism is shaped and configured to retain the edge connector, if the PCB is seated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO ILUMINACION
    Inventors: Jose-David Roldan, Tomas Martinez-Zaldivar, Juan-Francisco Moreno
  • Patent number: 10790603
    Abstract: An embodiment of a connector housing for a circuit board may include a connector body to receive the circuit board, and a relaxation mechanism mechanically coupled to the connector body to relax stress on the connector housing and maintain the circuit board received in the connector body under a load which exceeds a load threshold. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Geng, Xiang Li, George Vergis, Mani Prakash
  • Patent number: 10553976
    Abstract: An electrical connection device includes a female connector which has a slot. A male connector has an undulated projection which is insertable into the slot. The slot has a slot width, and the undulated projection has a projection width which is greater than the slot width. The electrical connection device is capable of carrying more current that existing solder and compliant tail connections. In a second embodiment an undulated sleeve is applied to a circular connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Hla Thein, Ryan Ho Thein
  • Patent number: 10461467
    Abstract: A card edge connector with latching that enables a compact connector. The connector includes a latch, centrally located along the connector. The latch may be aligned with an alignment rib of the connector housing, reducing the space required for the latch. In some embodiments, portions of the latch may be bifurcated so that the latch may straddle the rib. In this way, space for a latch in a circuit assembly using the connector may be less than in conventional connector with latches on each end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Nazareth Eppley, Charles Copper, Paul Rubens
  • Patent number: 10424870
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a lock arm that extends from the housing and is engageable with a counterpart connector. The lock arm includes a first arm a has a shape of a cantilever beam and has a locking hole for being engaged with the counterpart connector at a free end side of the first arm, and a second arm that extends from an end portion on the free end side of the first arm and is capable of releasing the engagement by bending the first arm around a fixing end of the first arm. The locking hole has a hole of which the size in a width direction orthogonal to an extending direction of the first arm becomes larger as a measurement position of the size of the hole gets closer to the free end from the fixing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Hiromasa Kubota
  • Patent number: 10264675
    Abstract: A dual connector system includes a host circuit board, a first electrical connector at a front mounting area of the host circuit board, and a second electrical connector at a rear mounting area of 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 towers having ledges defining a gap between the upper mating surface and the ledges. The housing has biasing members at each tower facing the gap configured to engage the module circuit board to locate the module circuit board between the towers. The housing holds second contacts at the upper mating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael David Herring
  • Patent number: 10193253
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing with a pair of opposite side walls extending along a longitudinal direction with a central slot therebetween in the transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. A pair of towers are located at two opposite ends of the housing in the longitudinal direction. The housing is essentially obliquely mounted upon a printed circuit board. Each tower has a lower/first part and an upper/second part in the vertical direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction. The width dimension in the transverse direction of the upper part is smaller than that of the lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhuang-Xing Li, Wen-Jun Tang, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Patent number: 10135161
    Abstract: A connector has a conductive member attaching portion to which an end portion of a conductive member is to be attached, and a holder portion provided with an insertion hole into which the conductive member is inserted, and a fitting hole into which the conductive member attaching portion is fitted, the fitting hole being in communication with the insertion hole, the holder portion being configured to hold the conductive member attaching portion. The holder portion is provided with engaged portions with which engaging portions, which are provided at respective ends of the conductive member in the width direction, engage. The conductive member attaching portion is provided with a closing portion configured to close a part of the insertion hole. When the conductive member attaching portion has been fitted into the holder portion, the closing portion closes a part of the insertion hole with the engaging portions engaged with the engaged portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Sunada
  • Patent number: 9891394
    Abstract: In a transceiver module, where one end of a module substrate is inserted and connected to a concave portion of a plug connector and when one end face of the module substrate is touched to the inner periphery face forming the concave portion, a projection portion formed at the periphery of the concave portion of the plug connector is fitted to a notch portion of the module substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Takai, Toshiyasu Ito, Yoshinori Sunaga, Izumi Fukasaku, Kinya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9634408
    Abstract: In an electrical circuit with at least one flexible sheet element with electrical conductor tracks, at least one terminal arrangement for connection to a power supply and/or for data transmission, provision is made for the terminal to be formed by a portion of the sheet element with exposed conductor tracks, against which counter-contacts are positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A.
    Inventor: Martin Koepsell
  • Patent number: 9252511
    Abstract: A card edge connector for connecting a printed circuit board, includes an insulative housing defining an elongated base portion, a first and a second end portions located on both ends of the base portion and a pair of locking arms respectively extending forwardly from the first and second end portions. A plurality of conductive terminals are received in the insulative housing. A first soldering member is mounted on the first end portion and includes a soldering portion located below the corresponding locking arm. A second soldering member is mounted on the second end portion and includes a soldering portion located below the corresponding locking arm. The distance between the soldering portion of the first soldering member and the first end portion in a front-to-rear direction is different from the distance between the soldering portion of the second soldering member and the second end portion in the front-to-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 9118154
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing, first terminals and a terminal module embedded with second terminals. The housing defines a front face and a rear face, and a card receiving slot recessed from the front face to divided the housing to a first side wall and a second side wall. The first terminals are inserted in the first side wall from the rear face, the first terminals include retaining portions fixed in the first side wall, contacting portions protruding into the card receiving slot and board connecting portions. The second terminals include retained portions embedded in the terminal module, contacting portions and board connecting portions. The terminal module is assembled to the front face of the housing, the contacting portions of the second terminals are arranged along the second side wall and project in the card receiving slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Yu, Zhen-Hua Wang, Feng-Lan Liu
  • Patent number: 9078569
    Abstract: A Data Measurement and Acquisition System (DMAS) for multi-slice X-ray CT systems and multi-slice X-ray CT systems using the DMAS are disclosed; wherein the DMAS comprises a plurality of X-ray scintillators, a plurality of photodiode modules, a plurality of digitizing cards, one or more motherboards, and an arced support structure for mounting and securing the photodiode modules, the digitizing cards, and the motherboard(s); wherein the multi-slice X-ray CT systems comprises one or more X-ray sources, and one or more DMAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Zhengrong Ying
  • Patent number: 9077103
    Abstract: An electrical card (100) connector includes an insulative housing (1), a set of contacts (2) received in the housing and a locking portion (17) retained in the housing (1). The housing (1) defines a receiving cavity (10) for receiving an electrical card. The locking portion (17) has an elastic arm (171) connected with the housing (1) and a latching portion (172) extending forwardly from the elastic arm (171) and extending into the receiving cavity (10) to retain the electrical card. The locking portion (17) can deflect along a left to right direction under stress, so the insertion and extraction force of the electrical card insert in and eject out of the receiving cavity (10) moderately, it can not only ensure the electrical card connector (100) lock the electrical card firmly but also ensure the electrical card not be damaged easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun Ye, Fang-Yue Zhu, Jian-Fei Yu, Jin-Kui Hu
  • Patent number: 9033724
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a body and two latches. The body includes a base and two columns. The base includes an insertion slot formed thereon, and the two columns are disposed on the base and located two opposite ends of the base. Each of the columns includes a trench connecting to the insertion slot. Two latches are respectively disposed to the two columns. Each of the fasten portions fixes one of the latches to the corresponding column, such that an elastic arm of the latch suspends in the trench of the corresponding column. The elastic arm includes an engaging portion for moving back and forth relative to the column in the trench. When a circuit board inserts into the insertion slot of the body, the engaging portions of the latches clamp the circuit board, so as to prevent the circuit board from escaping from the card edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih Ming Lai, Yung Shun Kao
  • 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: 8986047
    Abstract: An expansion module, for electrically connecting an interface card to a circuit board, includes an electrical connector and a frame. One side surface of the electrical connector is disposed on the circuit board and an electrical slot is disposed on the other side surface of the electrical connector for one end of the interface card to be inserted therein. The frame includes a main body, a fixing portion, and a securing portion. The fixing portion and the securing portion are integrally extended from the main body. The fixing portion is detachably installed to the circuit board, and the securing portion is for the other end of the interface card to be detachably fixed thereon, so as to arrange the interface card upright on the circuit board and reduce area on the circuit board occupied by the interface card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih Ming Lai, Yung-Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 8932077
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly comprising a first card edge connector comprising a first insulative housing, a pair of first latching arms disposed on opposite ends of the first insulative housing and a plurality of first conductive terminals retained in the first insulative housing; a second card edge connector including a second insulative housing, a pair of second latching arms located on the opposite ends of the second insulative housing and a plurality of second conductive terminals retained in the second insulative housing. The first and second terminals define pin-shaped solder portions respectively, wherein the first and second insulative housings define protruding portions and recessed portions mutually engaged with each other when the first and second insulative housings are disposed in a head to head arrangement. It can shorten distance between the first and second card edge connectors, which is conducive to miniaturization of connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Li, Zhen-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 8934253
    Abstract: A fiber panel system includes a chassis including a backplane; and at least a first blade configured to mount to the chassis. The first blade is moveable relative to the chassis between a refracted (closed) position and at least one extended position. The first blade includes a coupler arrangement for connecting together media segments. Each blade includes a blade processor and a plurality of smart couplers. A chassis processor is electrically coupled to a processor port of the chassis backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Anderson, Joseph C. Coffey, Ryan Kostecka, David Stone, Michael Wentworth
  • 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: 8847076
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for an electronic component includes a circuit board and a fastener. A first connector is fastened to the circuit board to be connected to a second connector of the electronic component. The first connector includes a mounting portion fastened to the circuit board and a large main body on a top of the mounting portion to connect to the second connector. A fastener includes a top wall, two engaging portions engaging with opposite sides of the electronic component, and two cantilevers slantingly extending toward each other from bottoms of the corresponding engaging walls. Two claws extend from each cantilever to engage with a corresponding end of the mounting portion and abut against a bottom surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8834190
    Abstract: An electrical connector may retain a substrate in secure, mating engagement with the electrical connector. The electrical connector can include at least one attachment member that is configured to be received in an aperture that extends through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Robert E. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8808020
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a housing having an opening through which a flat circuit device is inserted into the housing, conductive contacts arranged on the housing, a conductive shell provided with a holding member for engaging with the flat circuit device to hold the same, and a releasing member provided on the housing with a manipulatable portion and a pressing portion for engaging with the holding member, wherein the manipulatable portion is formed to be movable in a direction along which the conductive contacts are arranged and the pressing portion is operative to move for pressing the holding member so as to cause the same to disengage from the flat circuit device when the manipulatable portion is moved in the direction along which the conductive contacts are arranged under a condition wherein the holding member is put in engagement with the flat circuit device to hold the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroharu Ikari
  • Patent number: 8771001
    Abstract: A card edge connector (100) includes an elongated housing (1) and a plurality of contacts (2). The housing (1) has two side walls (103) and a central slot (109) between the two side walls (103) for receiving a memory module (9). The card edge connector (100) includes a latching mechanism (5) mounted on the two side walls (103) for resisting the memory module (9) downwardly. The latching mechanism (5) can prevent the memory module (9) from moving upwardly, thereby the memory module (9) could be stably connected with the card edge connector (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhuang-Xing Li, Xin-Wei Wang, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Publication number: 20140170882
    Abstract: A card edge connector for connecting a printed circuit board, includes an insulative housing defining an elongated base portion, a first and a second end portions located on both ends of the base portion and a pair of locking arms respectively extending forwardly from the first and second end portions. A plurality of conductive terminals are received in the insulative housing. A first soldering member is mounted on the first end portion and includes a soldering portion located below the corresponding locking arm. A second soldering member is mounted on the second end portion and includes a soldering portion located below the corresponding locking arm. The distance between the soldering portion of the first soldering member and the first end portion in a front-to-rear direction is different from the distance between the soldering portion of the second soldering member and the second end portion in the front-to-rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JIAN WANG
  • Patent number: 8734176
    Abstract: A signal transmission medium inserted into an insulating housing can be held and released in a favorable manner with a simple structure. A pair of lock release parts are arranged to face opposite each other at both outer ends of a signal transmission medium, this pair of lock release parts being integrally and continuously formed to release arms integrally extending from the insulating housing to be movable to approach and separate from each other, with a lock release link mechanism being provided for causing the locking portion to displace in an unlocking direction by moving the pair of lock release parts in directions approaching each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 8657619
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism includes a bottom plate, a base, an engaging component and a resilient component. The engaging component is installed on the base for engaging a side of a board. The engaging component includes a main body, a pivoting portion connected to an end of the main body and pivoted to the base, a hook portion connected to another end of the main body for hooking the side of the board, a handle portion connected to another end of the main body for driving the hook portion to separate from the side of the board, and a pin portion installed on a side of the main body. The resilient component sheathes with the pin portion for driving the engaging component to pivot relative to the base. An end of the resilient component contacts with the main body, and the other end of the resilient component contacts with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Sheng Lin, Wen-Chieh Cheng
  • Patent number: 8657612
    Abstract: A socket for selectively mounting on a board includes a housing and a latch. The housing includes a first side plate and a second side plate parallel to the first side plate. The first and second side plates define an elongated slot therebetween for reception of the board. The latch includes an axle, a body and a fastening portion. The axle is pivotably coupled to the housing at one end of the slot. The body has one end joined to the axle and the other end to the fastening portion. The fastening portion is constructed for engagement with the board. In addition, the lateral width of the body of the latch in the direction along the width of the first side plate is smaller than that of the axle in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung Ke Lu
  • 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: 8651885
    Abstract: A board connector comprising: a contact comprising a first and a second clipping portion and for clipping therebetween a board which is inserted from the outside, a first beam portion supporting the first clipping portion, and a second beam portion supporting the second clipping portion; a housing that supports the contact; and an actuator that is fixed to the first beam portion, wherein the actuator has an action point portion that is formed more on a rear side in a board insertion direction than the first and second clipping portions and and that is pushed by the board at the time of insertion of the board, and the first clipping portion is elastically displaceable independently of the actuator in a direction away from the second clipping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Kenta Ashibu
  • Patent number: 8636534
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprises an insulative housing defining an inserting slot along a longitudinal direction thereof and a key lying in the inserting slot; a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing, the contacts including retaining portions retained in the insulative housing, soldering portions extending from the retaining portions and contacting portions extending from the retaining portion and located at two sides of the inserting slot; a pair of locking members disposed at two opposite ends of the insulative housing in the longituderinal direction and perpendicularly to the insulating housing; and a pair of the board-retaining members retained on two opposite ends of the insulative housing or the locking members in the longitudinal direction, the board-retaining members comprising board-retaining portions bending inward and approaching to the soldering portions of two outermost contacts along the longitudinal direction of the insulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8622763
    Abstract: A card edge connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) and a latch retained at one end of the insulative housing (1). The insulative housing (1) includes a mounting slot (16). The latch (3) has a resilience extending portion (311) retained in the mounting slot (16) upwardly. The mounting slot (16) defines a pressing face (112) latching with the extending portion (311) for preventing the extending portion (311) from moving downwardly, thereby the latch (3) could be stably retained on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Zhi Fu, Ze-Lin Yao, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Publication number: 20130309893
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly comprising a first card edge connector comprising a first insulative housing, a pair of first latching arms disposed on opposite ends of the first insulative housing and a plurality of first conductive terminals retained in the first insulative housing; a second card edge connector including a second insulative housing, a pair of second latching arms located on the opposite ends of the second insulative housing and a plurality of second conductive terminals retained in the second insulative housing. The first and second terminals define pin-shaped solder portions respectively, wherein the first and second insulative housings define protruding portions and recessed portions mutually engaged with each other when the first and second insulative housings are disposed in a head to head arrangement. It can shorten distance between the first and second card edge connectors, which is conducive to miniaturization of connector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HUA LI, ZHEN-HUA WANG
  • Publication number: 20130288504
    Abstract: A memory module connector includes a dynamically-assisted latch that facilitates connecting and releasing a memory module. The latch includes a lever pivotably coupled to the connector for urging the memory module into and out of a fully seated position within the connector. The lever provides a mechanical advantage for lowering and raising the memory module. A latch assist member urges the latch into engagement with the memory module in response to an insertion of the memory module, and dynamically positions the lever in response to movement of the memory module within the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tony C. Sass, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Patent number: 8550836
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a memory card to a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a connector mounted on the PCB and a fixing member. The connector defines a slot in a top surface for electrically receiving the memory card. An ear protrudes from each of opposite end surfaces of the connector and defines a through hole. The fixing member includes a bar abutted against a top of the memory, two legs respectively extending down from opposite ends of the bar to abut against opposite ends of the memory card, and two deformable latches respectively extending from distal ends of the legs and engaged in the corresponding through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Feng Ma, Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20130260591
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a body and two latches. The body includes a base and two columns. The base includes an insertion slot formed thereon, and the two columns are disposed on the base and located two opposite ends of the base. Each of the columns includes a trench connecting to the insertion slot. Two latches are respectively disposed to the two columns. Each of the fasten portions fixes one of the latches to the corresponding column, such that an elastic arm of the latch suspends in the trench of the corresponding column. The elastic arm includes an engaging portion for moving back and forth relative to the column in the trench. When a circuit board inserts into the insertion slot of the body, the engaging portions of the latches clamp the circuit board, so as to prevent the circuit board from escaping from the card edge connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih Ming Lai, Yung Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 8535077
    Abstract: A card edge connector for mating with a corresponding daughter card 200 with a locking notch 201 at a side thereof, comprises: an insulative housing 1, a plurality of contacts 2 assembled to the insulative housing 1 and an ejector 3 and a locking member 4 set on two longitudinal ends of the insulative housing 1. The insulative housing defines a central slot 14 along the longitudinal direction. The locking member 4 is formed with a retention portion 41 and a pair of elastic arms 42 extending upwardly from the retention portion 41 and symmetrically located on two opposite sides of the central slot along a transverse direction perpendicular to longitudinal direction, each elastic arm 42 having a locking portion 321 protruding toward each other for locking with the locking notch 201 of the daughter card 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue-Hai Shen, Zhuang-Xing Li, Wen-Jun Tang, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Patent number: 8475195
    Abstract: A latch for securing a circuit card assembly to a circuit board mounted card edge connector includes first and second arms disposed on opposite ends of the card edge connector. The first and second arms define a reception space that receives the circuit card assembly. The first arm has a deflectable spring latch that is movable between a released position and a latched position. The circuit card assembly is secured by the spring latch in the latched position. The second arm has a latch hook that is configured to hook around and engage a portion of the circuit card assembly during mating of the circuit card assembly and the card edge connector. The latch hook defines a pivot point for pivoting the circuit card assembly into the card edge connector during mating of the circuit card assembly and the card edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, Robert Neil Whiteman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8435048
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector assembly is supported by a moveable member that can move relative to a printed wired board in two directions and is urged to its center position by two oppositely disposed springs that each urge a contact member into a respective recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jan H. Fahllund, Kai Silvennoinen, Osmo Knuuttila
  • Publication number: 20130109214
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulation housing and two side arms. The insulation housing forms two insertion sections and an insertion slot receiving a plurality of terminals therein. Each side arm includes an arm body, an extension plate, a fixed arm section, and a movable arm section. All bent members (including a retention member, a pushing member, and a stop member) are all integrally formed with the movable arm section. The fixed arm section and the movable arm section of the side arm are arranged not to interfere with each other, so that the side arms show the advantages of being easy to manufacture and having a simplified manufacturing process. Further, the card edge connector has a unique arrangement that helps simplifying the structure thereof and requires no extra or external mounting member so as to achieve the effect of reducing the material used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Hsu-Mao CHING
  • Patent number: 8408930
    Abstract: A slot mechanism for an electronic device is adapted to receive a card therein. The slot mechanism includes a slot disposed within the electronic device. A pivotally moveable tab is spring biased to protrude within an interior of the slot. A spring biased card release mechanism includes a first arm disposed within the interior of the slot and a second arm disposed exterior to the slot. The second arm is configured to prevent movement of the pivotally moveable tab by the card when the card is inserted in an incorrect orientation, thereby preventing complete insertion of the card. The first arm is configured to allow movement of the pivotally moveable tab by the card when the card is inserted in a correct orientation, thereby allowing complete insertion of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: James Aldo Simpson, Jeffrey Charles Bos
  • Publication number: 20130059458
    Abstract: A card edge connector for receiving an electronic card to be inserted therein includes an insulating body, with a slot formed therein for receiving the electronic card therein; multiple conductive terminals, accommodated in the insulating body, in which each of the conductive terminals at least partially enters the slot and contacts the electronic card therein; and at least one latch. The latch includes a connecting arm with one end disposed in the insulating body and located at a side of the slot; a bent section, extending backward from the other end of the connecting arm and bent toward a side away from the electronic card; and a guide chamfer, disposed at a side of the bent section close to the electronic card and inclined downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 8388362
    Abstract: A stacked card-edge connector is provided for fixing and electrically connecting at least one electronic card to a circuit board. The stacked card-edge connector includes two stackable and interchangeable insulating housings, a pair of first card latches, a pair of second card latches, a pair of fasteners. The pair of first card latches are mounted respectively at the two sides of one insulating housing for fixing and/or holding the at least one electronic card. The pair of second card latches are secured respectively at the two sides of the other insulating housing for fixing and/or holding another electronic card. When two electronic cards are secured respectively by the pair of first and second card latches, disengagement of the electronic card secured by pair of first card latches causes a simultaneous disengagement of the electronic card secured by the pair of second card latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Holdings (Bermuda) No. 7 Limited
    Inventor: Yu Sheng Su
  • Publication number: 20130040482
    Abstract: An electrical connector may retain a substrate in secure, mating engagement with the electrical connector. The electrical connector can include at least one attachment member that is configured to engage a side of the substrate so as to attach the electrical connector to the substrate when the electrical connector is mated with the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Christopher Gieski, Christopher J. Kolivoski
  • Publication number: 20130040483
    Abstract: An electrical connector may retain a substrate in secure, mating engagement with the electrical connector. The electrical connector can include at least one attachment member that is configured to be received in an aperture that extends through the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Robert E. Marshall
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130034984
    Abstract: A latch for securing a circuit card assembly to a circuit board mounted card edge connector includes first and second arms disposed on opposite ends of the card edge connector. The first and second arms define a reception space that receives the circuit card assembly. The first arm has a deflectable spring latch that is movable between a released position and a latched position. The circuit card assembly is secured by the spring latch in the latched position. The second arm has a latch hook that is configured to hook around and engage a portion of the circuit card assembly during mating of the circuit card assembly and the card edge connector. The latch hook defines a pivot point for pivoting the circuit card assembly into the card edge connector during mating of the circuit card assembly and the card edge connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: KYLE GARY ANNIS, ROBERT NEIL WHITEMAN, JR.