Retaining Means Patents (Class 439/345)
  • Patent number: 10665999
    Abstract: A shielded coaxial termination device includes a center conductor having a front end and a barrel encircling the center conductor. The barrel includes a front end and an annular sidewall defining an interior configured to receive and electrically couple with a coaxial post. A shield, having a front end and an opposed rear end, is mounted to the barrel so as to deploy from a retracted position toward an advanced position to radially cover the center conductor when the barrel is not fully installed on a coaxial post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PCT International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Wilson, Timothy L. Youtsey
  • Patent number: 10651608
    Abstract: A connector assembly (10) is disclosed in which a connector part (12) and a cable manager part (20) are provided. The cable manager part (20) can be provided with a housing assembly (70, 170, 270, 370) that contains a pair of clamp members (74, 174, 274, 374) that function together to ensure a grounded connection between the connector assembly (10) and a conductive element (5) of a cable (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Gordon John White
  • Patent number: 10630014
    Abstract: A power interface may include a housing and a connection body. The housing has an inner wall defining a stopping groove. The connection body is disposed in the housing and includes a first encapsulation portion and a plurality of pins spaced apart. The pins are wrapped by the first encapsulation portion, and a partial outer face of each of the pins is exposed by the first encapsulation portion. The first encapsulation portion is connected to the housing. The first encapsulation portion has an engaging flange arranged adjacent an end of the pins, and the engaging flange is engaged in the stopping groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Guodong Gu, Feifei Li
  • Patent number: 10630013
    Abstract: A power interface may include a housing and a connection body. The housing has an inner wall defining a stopping groove. The connection body is disposed in the housing and includes a first encapsulation portion and a plurality of pins spaced apart. The pins are wrapped by the first encapsulation portion, and a partial outer face of each of the pins is exposed by the first encapsulation portion. The first encapsulation portion is connected to the housing. The first encapsulation portion has an engaging flange arranged adjacent an end of the pins, and the engaging flange is engaged in the stopping groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Guodong Gu, Feifei Li
  • Patent number: 10622750
    Abstract: A power interface may include a housing and a connection body. The housing has an inner wall defining a stopping groove. The connection body is disposed in the housing and includes a first encapsulation portion and a plurality of pins spaced apart. The pins are wrapped by the first encapsulation portion, and a partial outer face of each of the pins is exposed by the first encapsulation portion. The first encapsulation portion is connected to the housing. The first encapsulation portion is made from polyamide resin and has an engaging flange arranged adjacent an end of the pins, and the engaging flange is engaged in the stopping groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Feifei Li
  • Patent number: 10606012
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved fiber optic connector assemblies (e.g., high density fiber optic cassette assemblies) for use in communication systems, and improved methods for using the same. More particularly, the present disclosure provides advantageous systems/methods for the design and use of media patching systems having fiber optic connector assemblies that include a sliding securement member. The fiber optic connector assemblies are easily secured and/or unsecured to or from a media system (e.g., to or from a panel member of a media system). The present disclosure provides for improved systems and methods for easily securing and/or unsecuring fiber optic connector assemblies to or from a panel member or the like by utilizing advantageous connector assemblies that include a sliding securement member, and related assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan J. Grandidge
  • Patent number: 10566738
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts, a plurality of wires and a locking mechanism. The insulative housing has a first side and a second side. The locking mechanism comprises a rotating member and a fastener, the rotating member has a pair of opposite rotary arms rotatably connected to the insulative housing and an holding arm, and the fastener is arranged on an inner side of the holding arm, the rotating member has a first status and a second status which can be switched by rotation, while the rotating member in the first status, the electrical connector and the complementary connector can be freely plugged in or separated from each other, and while the rotating member being rotated to near or in the second status, the fastener rotates or shifts to achieve a locking of the electrical connector and the complementary connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Hung, Wang-I Yu
  • Patent number: 10511123
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an industrial connector and a connecting structure. The industrial connector comprises a holder and a plug matingly connected to the holder, wherein the holder comprises: a hollow connecting cylinder; a connecting base fixed around an opening of the connecting cylinder; a buckle plate and an elastic component fixed within the connecting base, with buckles embedded into the connecting cylinder being provided on the buckle plate; and an elastic component which is connected to the buckles and used for driving the buckle plate to translate along the plane of the opening. The industrial connector provided by the present invention is easy to mount and reliable in connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN LINKO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunhua Lin
  • Patent number: 10442290
    Abstract: An exemplary charge port covering assembly includes, among other things, a biasing device configured to move to a first position when a charger is decoupled from a charge port, and to a second position when the charger is coupled to the charge port. A charge port door is moveable to a closed position when the biasing device is in the first position, and is held in an open position when the biasing device is in the second position. An exemplary charge port covering method includes, among other things, biasing a charge port door toward an open position with a biasing device in a first position, and moving the biasing device from the first position to a second position to close the charge port door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek Khafagy, Julie D'Annunzio, Mahmud Salam, Maria Guido
  • Patent number: 10362707
    Abstract: A method of making a reduced-depth rack server includes: forming a tray structure of a carrier having a service panel attached to two opposed side panels and a bottom panel; inserting a longest dimension of a data storage device in a sideways orientation with at least one electrical connector of the data storage device proximate to a selected lateral panel; electrically connecting a first electrical connector of an interposer cable to the at least one electrical connector of the data storage device; and attaching a second electrical connector attached to one of the tray structure and the data storage device directed towards an insertion end of the data storage assembly in an orientation opposite to the service panel and aligned to electrically connect with a backplane of a reduced-depth rack server in response to the tray structure being inserted in a rack server chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Shane Michael Chiasson, James Frederic McKinney, Alan Jacob Brumley
  • Patent number: 10283905
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a plug with a plug body having a contact holder portion and an annular locking ring attached to the plug body. An elastic element holds the locking ring in a rest position. The locking ring has a first recess at a first end that creates a guide surface. The assembly also includes a mating connector having a plug-receiving portion configured to receive the contact holder portion of the plug. The plug-receiving portion includes a collar having a projection which, when mating the electrical plug and mating connector, engages the guide surface and rotates the locking ring. The locking ring has a second recess at a second end. The projection and the second recess are in a plane perpendicular to the plug-in axis in fully assembled state. The spring force rotates the locking ring and locks the plug body with the plug-receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Vincent Regnier, Michael Gunreben
  • Patent number: 10276964
    Abstract: A contact carrier can be inserted into the contact carrier and removed again by a slight elastic deformation of a holding element, a detent engagement action of a detent of the holding element with a further detent of a main body of the contact carrier can be released. A particularly simple mounting and dismounting of a contact element in the contact carrier is realized. The contact carrier is constructed such that the holding element and the contact element can be inserted into the main body from an attachment side which is situated opposite a plug-in side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Kropiewnicki, Xiafu Wang
  • Patent number: 10249414
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, wiring harness assemblies for electrical equipment and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a wiring harness assembly for electrical equipment generally includes a first connector configured for connecting to a wiring harness, a second connector configured for mounting to a panel, and one or more conductors connecting the first connector with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller, David L. Vie
  • Patent number: 10215329
    Abstract: An expandable socket for attachment to a portable media player or a portable media player case. The expandable socket generally includes a platform, a skin coupled to the platform, a button coupled to the skin opposite the platform, and a biasing element. The skin includes an outer wall, an inner wall spaced radially inward of the outer wall, and a cavity defined by the inner wall, wherein the skin is deformable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. The biasing element is arranged within the cavity of the skin between the platform and the button, such that the biasing element is at least partially surrounded by the inner wall of the skin. The biasing element is configured to bias the skin into the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: Molly M. Hobbs, David B. Barnett
  • Patent number: 10164364
    Abstract: A connector may have a housing having a housing part housing a flat cable, and a mounting member mounted to the housing for locking the flat cable. The mounting member may have a mounting part mounted to at least one of the housing and a circuit board, an elastic part extending in a width direction of the flat cable, an extending part extending in the width direction of the flat cable, and an engaging part engaging with an engaged part formed on the flat cable. The mounting part may be connected to an end part in the width direction of the elastic part. An intermediate region of the extending part may be connected to an intermediate region in the width direction of the elastic part. The engaging part may be connected to an end part in the width direction of the extending part. The elastic part may be elastically deformable in a thickness direction of the flat cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Naoto Asanuma, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Akihiro Ishii, Akihiko Okajima
  • Patent number: 10062533
    Abstract: An electrical switch device features a switch module housing that fits at least partially within an in-wall electrical box. The housing contains electrically controlled switches and has line and neutral contacts carried for each of the electrically controlled switches to enable connection of a different respective load circuit across each electrically controlled switch. A control panel is mountable over an open front of the in-wall electrical box and the housing therein, and has a user-interface for operation of the switch module to control the electrically controlled switches and connected loads. The control panel is sized to fully cover the open front of a multi-gang electrical box, whereby the same switch module and control panel are usable with either a single-gang or multi-gang electrical box without leaving any portion of the open front of the single-gang or multi-gang electrical box uncovered by said control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Umbrela Smart Inc.
    Inventors: Salman Qureshi, Filipe Fernandes, Ryan Ramchandar
  • Patent number: 9995467
    Abstract: A light emitting device and a holder thereof are provided, the light emitting device comprises a light emitting module, a holder, and a heat dissipate member formed with fastening holes in a surface thereof. The light emitting module comprises a substrate, a light emitting package, and at least two contact pads. The holder comprises a body, a bracket, at least two terminals pressed against the corresponding contact pads, and at least two latching members. The body has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a receiving opening and a plurality of fixing holes which penetrate through the top surface and the bottom surface. The receiving opening comprises an upper opening and a lower opening formed in the bottom surface of the body. The bracket is connected with the body and provided to the receiving opening for the light emitting module to abut against.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 9997974
    Abstract: A motor case (10) has connectors (30) fixed at motor case mounting holes (11), and an inverter case (50) has connectors (60) radially movable at inverter case mounting holes (65). The inverter case (50) is mounted on the motor case (10) so that the connectors (30, 60) fit together. A surface seal (45) is disposed on a lower surface of a flange (42) at an outer periphery of a housing (35) of the motor-side connectors (30), and is compressed elastically against an upper surface of the motor case (10) at an outer periphery of the motor case mounting holes (11). A metal pressing member (20) is fixed on the motor case (10) and presses the flange (42). An axial seal (47) is fit on the outer periphery of the housing (35) and is compressed elastically between the outer periphery and an inner periphery of the second mounting hole (65).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishibashi, Tsukasa Aiba, Takahide Hashimoto, Tatsuya Choji
  • Patent number: 9991650
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes an outer contact and a cavity insert. The outer contact has a mating segment, a terminating segment, and a middle segment therebetween. The mating segment is configured to engage a mating outer contact of a mating connector assembly. The terminating segment is configured to be terminated to a cable. The cavity insert surrounds the middle segment of the outer contact. The cavity insert has an overmold body. An interior surface of the overmold body engages an exterior surface of the outer contact and follows contours of the exterior surface along the middle segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David James Lane
  • Patent number: 9960563
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, wiring harness assemblies for electrical equipment and related methods are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a wiring harness assembly for electrical equipment generally includes a first connector configured for connecting to a wiring harness, a second connector configured for mounting to a panel, and one or more conductors connecting the first connector with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Michael J. Moran, John J. Heller, David L. Vie
  • Patent number: 9882305
    Abstract: This application is directed to a waterproof power adapter, which includes: a waterproof housing enclosing an AC to DC converter having an AC power supply input and a DC power supply output; a fixed, waterproof AC power connection for coupling an external power supply to the AC power supply input; a female connector, a portion of which is coupled within the housing to the DC power supply output, and an exposed portion of which is configured to couple a DC voltage provided at the DC power supply output to a complementary and separate male connector, the exposed portion being exposed when not coupled to the male connector; a sealing structure configured to engage with a cover of the male connector in a sealed position to provide a waterproof environment; and a locking mechanism configured to releasably tighten and lock the cover of the male connector in the sealed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Nicholas Webb, William Raeming Dong
  • Patent number: 9837654
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an improved energy storage system. The energy storage system includes an energy storage device having positive and negative terminals, a battery management system configured to monitor and control the energy storage device, and a power connector configured to electrically couple the battery management system with the energy storage device. The power connector includes a housing and positive and negative bus bars, each containing a positive and negative interface pin, respectively. The interface pins are operatively coupled to the positive and negative terminals of the energy storage device to form a power connection. The housing contains separate, opposing side walls defining an open passageway therebetween. Thus, the open passageway provides air cooling across the power connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Michael Stanley Zanoni
  • Patent number: 9812820
    Abstract: A connector includes: a locking lever; a switching mechanism that includes a switch configured to generate a signal capable of establishing conduction between the connector and an inlet when operated by the locking lever and is arranged so as to be movable between a first position and a second position; an outer shell configured to accommodate the locking lever and the switch therein; a cover including a cover-side protrusion and being arranged on the outer shell so that at least a part of the cover is exposed to an outside of the outer shell; and a movable-plate-side protrusion arranged in the switching mechanism and configured to retain the switching mechanism at the first position through contact with the cover-side protrusion. The locking lever includes an operating portion capable of operating the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Youhei Takagi
  • Patent number: 9796285
    Abstract: An on-board charger for an eco-friendly vehicle includes a timer-type control pilot (CP) detection circuit, which is connected to electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) using a connector, that: i) detects a CP signal transmitted from the EVSE as an input signal via the connector, ii) outputs the CP signal as a direct current (DC) signal recognized as DC, and iii) allows an on-board charger (OBC) control circuit to control a charge to be maintained in a turned-on state by the DC signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jaewon Lee, Sanghoon Kwak, Jeehye Jeong, Junghwan Na
  • Patent number: 9799981
    Abstract: A small, low-profile plug connector for use with electronic devices provides a latching member with a pair of hooks that engage mating holes in a guide frame, and which can be easily disengaged from the guide frame or opposing connector or housing. The connector includes an elongated actuator interposed between the connector housing and latching member and the actuator terminates in a cylindrical cam member that is captured in a recess on the connector housing such that rearward movement of the actuator imparts a raising action to the latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Weber
  • Patent number: 9780491
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a body member having a first opening to receive a cable and a second opening. An indicator is movable between first and second positions. A stop member substantially prevents unintended movement of the indicator from the first position to the second position. The indicator moves past the stop member and through the second opening in the body member when moving from the first position to the second position and is exposed externally of the body member to indicate full insertion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Seydou Diop, Paul Zelazny
  • Patent number: 9711905
    Abstract: Reverse polarity protection for plug-in connectors comprising two intermateable plug-in connector parts (100, 200), wherein the one plug-in connector part (100) comprises a first coding element and the other plug-in connector part (200) comprises a second coding element and wherein the two coding elements are matched to each other in such a manner that when the plug-in connector parts (100, 200) are arranged correctly they make a plug-in connection possible and that when the plug-in connector parts (100, 200) are not arranged correctly prevents a plug-in connection, characterized in that the one coding element is a groove (110) extending in the mating direction and having a trapezoid-shaped cross-section, and that the other coding element is a coding rib (210) that is extending in the mating direction and that is formed in a U-shaped manner with elastically bendable walls (212, 213) that are arranged in a U-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ERNI Production GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 9685746
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a case and a securing portion located in the case. The case is configured to receive a coupling end of a socket connector and includes two opposite sidewalls. The securing portion has a plurality of resilient pins configured to electronically couple to the socket connector. An inner surface of each sidewall is configured to abut against a side surface of the coupling end. Each sidewall defines a positioning slot extending outwardly from the inner surface of the sidewall. The positioning slot is configured to engage a positioning block extending from the coupling end. A socket connector matched to the plug connector and a connector assembly including the plug connector and the socket connector are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Yu, Si-Xiang Zhu, Lu Jiang
  • Patent number: 9647387
    Abstract: A connector includes a first contact module, a second contact module, a shielding shell and a latching member. The contact modules each include a number of contacts and an insulator retaining the contacts. The contact has a fastening portion assembled in the insulator, a contacting portion extending from the fastening portion, and a terminal portion extending from the fastening portion opposite to the contacting portion. The shielding shell covers around the first and the second contact modules. The latching member assists to secure the connection between the electrical connector with a complementary connector. The first contacts and the second contacts each have a pair of grounding terminals and the latching member connects with the pair of grounding terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Ya-Juan Gou, Zhi-Qiang Rong, Wang-I Yu, Mao-Jung Huang, Yi-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 9647380
    Abstract: A connector 1 connecting an inverter and a motor includes an inverter case 10 where the inverter is arranged, an inverter side terminal block 30 mounted on the inverter case 10, an inverter side terminal disposed on the inverter side terminal block 30, a motor case where the motor is arranged, a motor side terminal block 40 mounted on the motor case 20, a motor side terminal disposed on the motor side terminal block 40 and fit to the inverter side terminal 32 such that the inverter case 10 is opposite the motor side terminal block 40, and a second sealing member S2 arranged between the inverter case 10 and the motor side terminal block 40 to surround a connection portion of the inverter side terminal 32 and the motor side terminal 42 and configured to seal a space between the inverter case 10 and the motor side terminal block 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Shiro Nishida
  • Patent number: 9490577
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a body member having a first opening to receive a cable and a second opening. An indicator is movable between first and second positions. A stop member substantially prevents unintended movement of the indicator from the first position to the second position. The indicator moves past the stop member and through the second opening in the body member when moving from the first position to the second position and is exposed externally of the body member to indicate full insertion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Seydou Diop, Paul Zelazny
  • Patent number: 9490559
    Abstract: A connector includes a lock lever that is fastened to a flat conductor and that maintains electrical connection between a terminal and the flat conductor. The lock lever includes a fastening portion that, in an interior of a fitting chamber, is fastened to the flat conductor that electrically contacts the terminal, and prevents removal of the flat conductor; an elastic portion that displaces the fastening portion in directions towards and away from the flat conductor; and an operation portion that includes a flat plate portion and a connecting portion, the flat plate portion extending along a front wall, the connecting portion extending from the flat plate portion in the direction away from the flat conductor and connected to the elastic portion. The flat plate portion is pushed along an insertion direction of the flat conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Takane
  • Patent number: 9484660
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing including a front housing and a rear housing matable to define the housing. The front housing and the rear housing are molded as a single piece with a hinge member connecting the front housing and the rear housing. The rear housing is rotatable about the hinge member from an open position to a closed position. The front housing has front terminal channels configured to receive terminals and the rear housing has rear terminal channels aligned with the front terminal channels when the rear housing is rotated to the closed position but not aligned with the front terminal channels when the rear housing is in the open position. The rear terminal channels are configured to allow the terminals to at least partially pass therethrough into the front terminal channels during loading of the terminals into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Raymond Shuey, Galen M. Martin
  • Patent number: 9461453
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal fitting that includes a first terminal fitting having a first electric wire holding section for holding an electric wire, a first attachment section to be attached to an attachment target object, and a protruding section provided on the first attachment section, and a second terminal fitting piece having a second electric wire holding section for holding an electric wire, a second attachment section to be attached to the attachment target object, and a hole section provided in the second attachment section, the first attachment section and the second attachment section being overlapped with each other in a state that the protruding section is inserted into the hole section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruki Yoshida, Yoshitaka Tsushima
  • Patent number: 9391399
    Abstract: A charging connector (1) includes a connector case (3A, 3B) and a release lever (40) slidable in the connector case (3A, 3B). The release lever (40) includes slide projections (48). The connector case (3A, 3B) includes slide grooves (6) in which the slide projections (48) are inserted. The slide projections (48) slide in the slide grooves (6) so that the release lever (40) is guided by the slide grooves (6) in a slidable manner. The slide grooves (6) include water drain grooves (8) provided on bottoms thereof and extending downward to penetrate the bottoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takenori Ohmura
  • Patent number: 9385460
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing provided with multiple terminal housing chambers. The multiple terminal housing chambers are separated by top walls, bottom walls, and side walls. Lances are supported by the bottom walls of the terminal housing chambers, which are located on the same surface side. Each of the bottom walls includes a cutout portion which avoids interference with the lance when the lance bends in a direction to retreat from the terminal housing chamber. Each lance bends in the direction to retreat from the terminal housing chamber when a terminal is inserted into the terminal housing chamber. When the terminal is fully inserted into a regular insertion position, each lance recovers from flexural deformation and is locked to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9368887
    Abstract: An apparatus including a socket forming at least one compartment together with a printed circuit board assembly. The compartment including a first side wall, a second side wall, a ceiling, and an opening for receiving one pluggable transceiver, such that when the pluggable transceiver is inserted into the opening, a transceiver contact of the pluggable transceiver is connected to a respective board contact of the printed circuit board assembly. A clamping means is arranged along at least one surface of: the first side wall, the second side wall and the ceiling, to exert a pressure on the pluggable transceiver towards a surface that is opposed the surface on which the clamping means is arranged. The opposed being one of: the second side wall, the first side wall, and the printed circuit board assembly, when the pluggable transceiver is inserted into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ulf Ekstedt, Michael Lindahl, Hong Tang
  • Patent number: 9362673
    Abstract: This document presents an adaptor that has both male and female USB type connectors. The adaptor has an activation button held in tension by an internal spring and locking prongs that are moved in response to depressing and releasing the activation button. The locking prongs retract into a cutout depression in the insulating portion of the male connector and into the open space of the female portion of the adaptor. The adaptor locks both male and female USB connectors attached to cables or devices so as to secure the electrical and physical connection of these cables and devices during relocation or transport of the equipment containing the USB connectors. A single adaptor may be used to securely connect two cables together, a cable to a device, or two devices during movement or transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Charles Rinker
  • Patent number: 9356363
    Abstract: A push-on coaxial cable connector includes a port grip, a joint, and a cable clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING INC
    Inventors: Glen David Shaw, Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9337579
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes a connector and a cable. The connector includes: a housing including a mating portion and a body portion, a latch mechanism mounted on the housing, and a metal casing enclosing the housing. The body portion includes a receiving slot at a front end thereof and a post projecting upwardly. The latch mechanism includes a latch member received in the receiving slot and a pulling member coupled to the latch member. The latch member includes a locking portion extending beyond the body portion and above the mating portion, a holding portion held on the body portion, and a connecting portion. The connecting portion of the latch member includes a first opening mating with the post. The first opening extends from a middle line of the mating portion sidewardly to both sides of the mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing-Man Zhu, Zhi-Gang He, Xiao-Feng Li, Wei Yao, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9306299
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connection terminal (1) which includes terminal members (2, 3) having cylindrical wire connecting parts (21, 31) to which conductors of electric wires are inserted and the conductors are electrically connected, and flat plate shaped attaching parts (22, 32) continuous to the wire connecting parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruki Yoshida, Yoshitaka Tsushima
  • Patent number: 9231346
    Abstract: A connection detector (40) is mounted on a lock arm (20) of a first housing (10) and is movable in a direction interesting a resilient displacement direction of a lock arm (20) between an initial position and a detection position. The first housing (10) is formed with supporting wall portions (16) substantially parallel to the resilient displacement direction of the lock arm (20). The supporting wall portions (16) are formed with recesses (17). The connection detector (40) is formed with projections (46) that fit into the recesses (17) for restricting a displacement of the lock arm (20) in an unlocking direction when the connection detector (40) is at the detection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki Okano
  • Patent number: 9071011
    Abstract: An electrical connector of the present invention includes a housing, an electrical terminal, and a moving member that has a moving member body and a detection portion. The housing is provided with a first step portion, and the detection portion is provided with a second step portion. When the moving member is at a first position, the second step portion comes into contact with the first step portion so as to prevent the moving member from moving forward. When the mating portion is completely fitted into a retainer, the detection portion becomes displaced toward the counter mating side due to being pressed by the retainer or the inflator housing, and the second step portion becomes separated from the first step portion so as to permit the moving member to move forward. Also, a squib connection device of the present invention includes this electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Munetaka Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9054453
    Abstract: To provide a connector with which a terminal can be easily connected to a substrate without soldering. A connector (10) is configured such that a contact portion (13b) formed at a terminal (13) so as to be elastically deformable in the vertical direction is brought into contact with the upper surface of an LED substrate (3) and is thereby made conductive with the LED substrate (3), and such that a locking portion (14c) of each of locking members (14) is locked to the lower surface of a mounting substrate (4), and thereby the contact portion (13b) of the terminal (13) is held in a state of being in press-contact with the upper surface of the LED substrate (3). Thereby, the terminal (13) can be easily connected to the LED substrate (3) without soldering, and hence the mounting work of the connector (10) can be performed very easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sekine, Kenichi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150147895
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for converting signals routed through a fabric assembly. In some examples, a connector housing may house a paddle card having a first edge portion coupled to a twin-axial cable having first signal pathways capable of routing first signals to/from a fabric controller integrated with a processor/processor package. The paddle card may have a second edge portion that may couple with an external fabric connector including a second plurality of signal pathways. In some examples, first signals received at the first edge portion may be converted to second signals following a coupling of the second edge portion with the external fabric connector. The second signals may then be routed via the second signal pathways included in and/or coupled with the external fabric connector. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Glen Hanna
  • Publication number: 20150132985
    Abstract: A shield and locking type board to board connector functioning to connect a first board and a second board to each other, the connector including: a first connector unit having both a first base and a first terminal; a second connector unit having a second base and a second terminal; two shield members each having a shell shape, the shield members respectively provided on front and rear bases facing the second base such that the shield members arrest EMI (electromagnetic interference) noise; and a locking member provided in the second connector unit so as to prevent the first connector unit from being removed outward by an outward movement thereof after the first connector unit is combined with the second connector unit in a close contact state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: UJU ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suk-Jin CHOI, Guen-O LEE
  • Publication number: 20150132984
    Abstract: A mobile OTP system providing system is provided, in that it performs security token and OTP management functions, it generates an OTP having high security level in hardware by using a mobile OTP device for performing a security data storage function of encoding and decoding data during data storage, and it generates OTPs necessary for a plurality of services by using one mobile OTP device, thereby safely and easily utilizing it by means of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAFERZONE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chul Su KIM, Won Jang SON
  • Publication number: 20150126057
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes a housing (7) for housing a terminal (5) connected to an electric wire (3), and a front holder (11) attached to the housing (7), and configured to allow a connecting portion (9) of the terminal (5) to be exposed outside of the housing (7) and hold the terminal (5) in a regular position to prevent the terminal (5) from coming off the housing (7). The housing (7) includes a housing locking projection (15) provided in the housing (7) with an insertion space (13) to allow the terminal (5) to be inserted in the housing (7) and configured to lock the terminal (5) with the front holder (11) attached to the housing (7) to prevent the terminal (5) from coming off the housing (7) toward the electric wire (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harunori Tashiro, Norio Sugiyama, Kengo Aoshima
  • Patent number: 9022796
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of a plug connector and a circuit board (200; 500), the plug connector (100; 400; 800) being arranged on an edge of the circuit board (200; 500; 801), characterized by contact elements (110, 120; 410, 420, 430; 805) arranged in, below, and above the circuit board plane, wherein at least the contact elements (110, 120; 410, 420, 430; 805) arranged below and above the circuit board are bent on the side of the contact elements facing the circuit board (200; 500; 801) in such a way that the contact elements lead from both sides of the circuit board (200; 500; 801) into openings in the circuit board (200; 500; 801) adapted to the contact elements (110, 120; 410, 420, 430; 805) and can be soldered there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: ERNI Production GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Magnus Henzler
  • Patent number: 9017089
    Abstract: In one embodiment is provided a method of manufacturing a female electrical contact from a piece of material by removal of material from the piece of material by machining. The removal of material comprises forming at least one first hole in a first end of the material to form a contact portion, the at least one first hole formed along a longitudinal axis; making at least two slits in the contact portion to produce contact fingers, the slits extending from the first end along at least a portion of length of the contact portion. A corresponding single piece female contact is provided. Another embodiment provides a latching mechanism for an electrical connector housing, the latching mechanism comprising: a planar body portion; a neck portion extending in a first direction from one end of the body portion, the neck portion including a raised portion; and a locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Harwin PLC
    Inventors: Scott Flower, Andrew McQuilken, Mark Plested