Finger Or Stretchable Sleeve Resiliently Urged Laterally Of Connection Patents (Class 439/350)
  • Patent number: 10374351
    Abstract: A connector is composed of a male connector including a receptacle and a female connector including a body portion to be fit into the receptacle, the body portion being fit into the receptacle in a horizontal direction. The female connector is provided with a small receptacle disposed outside the receptacle in a connected state to the male connector to cover an upper part of a tip of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Goto, Yoshihiro Mizutani, Hiroko Nishii, Yusuke Hamada
  • Patent number: 10333241
    Abstract: A plug including a base having a top surface, a plurality of openings in the top surface, a retraction unit having a first portion in the base and a second portion extending from the base to a position in front of a corresponding opening, and a conductive unit having a notch where the conductive unit extends through one opening such that the retraction unit engages the notch to prevent the conductive unit from passing back through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Dynomax Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Zic
  • Patent number: 10263363
    Abstract: In a connector (4) including: a first connector housing (5) including a hood portion (52) having a substantially cylinder shape to be fitted to an outer circumference of a cylindrical portion (82) of a second connector housing (8), and a lock arm (53) formed integrally with a terminal storing portion (51) such that a free end side of the lock arm (53) is deflected and deformed in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the cylindrical portion (82); and the second connector housing (8) including the cylindrical portion (82), and a lock protrusion (83) which is provided to protrude from an outer surface of the cylindrical portion (82) and which engages the lock arm (53) when a fitting length between the cylindrical portion (82) and the hood portion (52) reaches a predetermined value, the first connector housing (5) is formed of a hydrolysis-resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kousuke Kida
  • Patent number: 10177480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector which is a component of a high-voltage power supply connecting device, and which is capable of being prevented from being easily separated inadvertently or by an inexpert operator to prevent the occurrence of an electric shock accident, is capable of preventing the occurrence of an electric arc or the like during separation of the connector to improve safety, is capable of being easily and stably fixed and mounted on a desired location in an installation path inside an electric equipment chamber of an electric car, has a simple structure, and is capable of improving workability of an operator; and the high-voltage power supply connecting device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LS EV KOREA LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Hyeok Choi, Moon Kyu Jang, Seung Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10170857
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises: a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector comprises a receptacle body, a front guide-positional limiting portion, a rear guide-positional limiting portion and a first latching member. The plug connector removably mates with the receptacle connector, and comprises a plug body and a second latching member, when the plug connector mates with the receptacle connector, the second latching member of the plug connector is latched to the first latching member of the receptacle connector and limited by the front guide-positional limiting portion, and the rear guide-positional limiting portion of the receptacle connector engages with a recessed portion of the plug connector, so that two side walls of the plug connector are respectively exposed to two side openings of the receptacle connector and generally flush with two side walls of the receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 10128608
    Abstract: A plug connector for an electronic device has a deformable seal positioned on it such that when the plug connector is mated to the electronic device a liquid-tight seal is formed between the plug connector and the electronic device. A seal may also be positioned within a receptacle connector cavity of the electronic device such that it forms a liquid-tight seal to a plug connector when the plug connector is mated to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Darshan R. Kasar, Craig M. Stanley, David B. Flamholz, Phillip Qian, Matthew E. Lang, Ferdinand S. Toting, Eric S. Jol, Trent K. Do, Joel C. Yamasaki, Hani Esmaeili, Nathan A. Van Nortwick, Richard J. Blanco, Jonathan C. Lorman, Daniel Wagman, Edward S. Huo
  • Patent number: 10005366
    Abstract: A system includes a rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) having an enclosure, battery cells, contactors, a first pair of high-voltage interlock (HVIL) ports, and female blind-mate electrical sockets selectively connected to the battery cells via the contactors. The battery cells and contactors are within the RESS enclosure. The system includes a high-power distribution module (HPDM) having another enclosure, male blind-mate electrical pins, a second pair of HVIL ports engagable with the first pair, ring-terminal connections connected to the blind-mate electrical pins and connectable to high-current components, and HV280 electrical connectors electrically connected to one or more of the male blind-mate electrical pins. The male blind-mate electrical pins insert directly into and engage with the female blind-mate electrical sockets of the RESS enclosure. A vehicle includes the system, a transmission, and an electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Konking Wang, Brendan M. Conlon, Leo F. Schwab, Alexander M. Bilinski, Stephen G. Heien
  • Patent number: 9991641
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a shell and a contact organizer received in the shell including contact channels each having an open side between a front and a rear of the contact organizer. The contact organizer has locating shoulders in corresponding contact channels and securing detents extending into corresponding contact channels. Contacts are terminated to cables and are received in contact channels through the open sides. Each contact has a flange engaging the corresponding locating shoulder to hold an axial position of the contact within the contact channel. Each contact has an exterior surface engaging the corresponding securing detent to retain the contact in the contact channel by resisting removal through the open side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, Keith Edwin Miller, Kevin Michael Thackston
  • Patent number: 9956678
    Abstract: The rechargeable drill having rotatable prongs is a cordless drill with a rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery is accessible via a battery compartment cover, which is removable. The rechargeable battery is wired to a set of rotatable prongs. The set of rotatable prongs are located in a recess provided on a bottom surface of the cordless drill. The set of rotatable prongs are adapted to be inserted into a standard electrical outlet in order to recharge the rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery provides electricity to a motor located inside of the rechargeable drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Adnan Abu-Saleh
  • Patent number: 9831601
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided which has a connector position assurance apparatus that maintains a required CPA insertion force when the CPA is fastened and before the counterpart connector is fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Joon Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 9819106
    Abstract: A male strip connector having a support element made of insulating material that has a base area section, a retaining section protruding transversely therefrom and, on the side of the retaining section that is opposite the base area section, a fixing section, and having a plurality of contact pins that have a plug contact section and a connection contact section angled off with respect thereto, is described. The retaining section has a plurality of insertion openings, arranged next to one another, for inserting a plug contact section of a contact pin. The fixing section has a plurality of recesses for holding a respective connection contact section of a contact pin. The retaining section has a plurality, corresponding to the number of insertion openings, of fingers that are separated from one another by free spaces and in which the insertion openings are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Jens Froebing
  • Patent number: 9705241
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cable connector assembly including the steps of: connecting a mating member to a cable through an internal printed circuit board; enclosing a shell over the mating member and the cable; fixing a number of dowel pins to the shell; molding a strain relief over the shell; removing the dowel pins to form a number of pinholes in the strain relief; and telescoping an outer over-mold on the strain relief along a front-to-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9627900
    Abstract: A power adapter comprises a cover and a printed circuit board module received in the cover. The cover has a base and an upper cover covering the base, the base has a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls surrounding the bottom wall, the bottom wall and the side walls form a receiving space for receiving the printed circuit board module. The cover has a plurality of latching members at the top of the side wall, the latching members are on both ends of the cover, the latching members are defined above the upper cover and extend to each other. The side walls comprise a first side wall with a rotatablely movable block, the latching member is defined at the top of the movable block, the latching member moves outward with the movable block rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Wen Zhu, Ling-Jie Meng, Qi-Sheng Zheng, Chun-Ming Yu
  • Patent number: 9616829
    Abstract: An electrical center for distributing electrical power to an electrical system of a vehicle is provided. A housing of the electrical center includes a shroud that protrudes outward from a sidewall of the housing. A fuse assembly which is configured to fit into the housing includes a tab that protrudes outward from the sidewall. A sleeve is configured to engage the shroud and the tab such that a receptacle for a connector of the electrical system is formed on the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Stern, William J. Mosby, Theodore J. Borowicz
  • Patent number: 9620879
    Abstract: A terminal comprises a base portion, a mating portion, an engaging portion and a fixed portion. The mating portion consists of a pair of elastic arms, the pair of elastic arms extend forwardly from the base portion in symmetry with each other and cooperatively define an insertion space, and the pair of elastic arms each have a side wall and two protrusions protruding toward the insertion space, the two side walls are opposite to each other and spaced apart from each other and each are formed with a buffer section close to an end edge and an extension section between the buffer section and the base portion, the two side walls each make a height of the buffer section lower than a height of the extension section, the protrusions of the each elastic arm are formed on the side wall and arranged along a front to rear direction and spaced apart from each other, the protrusion at the front is at least partially positioned in the buffer section and has a larger size than the protrusion at the rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Guo-Li Li
  • Patent number: 9608373
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprising: a first connector having a housing on which an elastic locking piece is suspended; a second connector having a housing on which a locking member mating with the elastic locking piece is formed so as to lock the first and second connectors together when the first and second connectors are mated together; and a connector position assurance device having a first stopper and a second stopper behind the first stopper. A first mating stopper is formed on the elastic locking piece, and a second mating stopper is formed on the housing of the first connector. The connector position assurance device only can be inserted into a first position under the elastic locking piece of the first connector when the first and second connectors are separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Tyco Electronics Coporation
    Inventors: Jianfeng Wu, Christopher Scott Hertzler, Jiucai Fan, Wei-guo Li
  • Patent number: 9577376
    Abstract: A Christmas tree electric connecting trunk device has at least one first tube assembly and at least one second tube assembly. Each first tube assembly has a first connecting tube, a first rotating alignment element, a guiding element and a male connector. The at least one second tube assembly corresponds to and is connected detachably to the at least one first tube assembly. Each of the at least one second tube assembly has a second connecting tube, a second rotating alignment element and a female connector. A resilient pressing portion is formed between the male and female connectors to perform tight engagement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: George Tsai
  • Patent number: 9509086
    Abstract: A cable retention system for a power distribution unit includes a tether and a tether mount. The tether has an elongate portion and an attachment portion, and the attachment portion includes a channel therein. The tether mount has a base at a proximal end and a head at a distal end. The base is adapted to attach the proximal end of the tether mount to the power distribution unit. The tether is adapted to be secured to the tether mount by snap-fitting the head of the tether mount into the channel of the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Utz, William Krietzman, Joshua Young, Anderson Hungria
  • Patent number: 9478902
    Abstract: A receptacle used to be mounted on a receptacle-side substrate includes: a frame body; a plurality of cantilevers formed to extend from the frame body and including a substrate separating portion extending in a direction away from the receptacle-side substrate; a contact cover disposed on an opposite side of the receptacle-side substrate with the substrate separating portion of the plurality of cantilevers interposed therebetween, and covering the substrate separating portion of the plurality of cantilevers; and a plurality of conductive patterns formed above the plurality of cantilevers with an insulating layer interposed therebetween. The frame body forms a plug accommodating space for accommodating a plug. The plug accommodating space is formed so as to surround the substrate separating portion of the plurality of cantilevers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Komoto, Osamu Hashiguchi, Yu Tatebe, Ryuzo Shimeno
  • Patent number: 9472913
    Abstract: A power adapter includes a power plug and a connector port. A cable retention structure is coupled to the power adapter to move between an open position and a closed position. In an open position, a cable grip of the cable retention structure is configured to hold a power cable, e.g. when the power cable is coupled to the connector port. The cable grip cable holds the power cable to help resist disconnection of the power cable from the connector port. In a closed position, the cable retention structure moves to fold over a side of the power adapter. The cable grip of the cable retention structure fits into a cable grip well in the side of the power adapter and is frictionally held within the cable grip well to secure the cable retention structure in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MIZCO INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Mike J. Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 9455527
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a socket housing and to a plug housing for use in an electrical connector. A connection face of the socket housing has a recess, at the base of which one or more guide cones are formed, which connect the outer surface of the connection face to one or more corresponding insertion channels in which the electrical contacts of the socket housing are housed. The plug housing includes a protrusion, on which the contact pins are arranged. The protrusion is shaped in section such that it can enter the recess in the connection face of the socket housing. Since the connection pins are not formed directly on a connection face of the socket housing, but on the protrusion, even pins having a length shorter than that of conventional pins can easily reach the electrical contacts in the socket housing and can establish a reliable electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Italia SRL
    Inventor: Alessandro Briccarello
  • Patent number: 9401565
    Abstract: Plug connector for an electrical and/or optical plug connection, wherein the plug connector comprises a first plug component and a second plug component, the first plug component has an elongate plug-in portion and the second plug component has an elongate receiving jacket portion with an insertion opening, and, in a position in which the first and second plug components are completely plugged one into the other, the plug-in portion is inserted into the receiving jacket portion through the insertion opening; the plug connector also comprises locking means including a locking pin for locking together the first and second plug components the locking pin being located inside the receiving jacket portion and/or the plug-in portion in the completely plugged-in position and being movable between the locking position and the unlocking position on a path of movement with a tangential component, viewed from the longitudinal center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: NEUTRIK AG
    Inventor: Oliver Dobler
  • Patent number: 9397451
    Abstract: A first connector housing (4) includes a rotation prevention lock arm (200) configured to flexurally-deform into a state allowing to temporary lock the rotation prevention lock arm (200) to a peripheral edge (7b) of a mounting hole (7) and to locate a temporary locking position to a position allowing to prevent rotation around the temporary locking position of a lock arm (9) as a supporting point (P1, 7a), and a second connector housing (3) includes a rotation prevention pressing portion (250) configured to flexurally-deform the rotation prevention lock arm (200), and the rotation prevention pressing portion (250) temporarily locks the rotation prevention lock arm (200) to the peripheral edge (7b) of the mounting hole (7) in timing when a lock arm locking portion (8) temporarily locks the lock arm (9) to the peripheral edge (7a) of the mounting hole (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Akagi, Nobuyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9318836
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a first housing including a first wall, second and third walls both extending in parallel from the first wall, and a fourth wall connecting the second and third walls to each other, the first to fourth walls defining an inner space in the first housing, and a second housing to be fit into the inner space, the first housing including a first projection protruding into the inner space from an inner surface of the first wall, and a first recess formed at the second and third walls, the second housing including a second recess through which the first projection is guided, a wall to make abutment with the first projection when the second housing is inserted in an upside-down posture into the inner space, and a second projection to be fit into the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sakai Yagi, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9312617
    Abstract: A board-to-board connector comprising a first connector having a first terminal and a first housing that includes a first fitting guide part formed on both ends in the long side direction, and a second connector having a second terminal that contacts to the first terminal and a second housing that includes a second fitting guide part that fits with the first fitting guide part, includes a switch that closes a detection circuit that electrically detects a complete fit of the first connector and the second connector. In one embodiment, each switch has the ability to mutually contact, and one side of the switch is a first reinforcing bracket, and the other side is a second reinforcing bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Toshihisa Hirata
  • Patent number: 9300064
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, contacts arranged and held in the housing, and a shell attached around the housing. The shell is made from a plate and includes an elongated part extending along a sidewall of the housing and a spring piece adapted to contact a ground contact of a mating connector. The spring piece includes a base part protruded from the elongated part in the direction perpendicular to the direction in which the elongated part extends and bent so that its front end is positioned inward from the sidewall, an intermediate part extended from the front end of the base part in the direction in which the elongated part extends, and a contact tip extended from a front end of the intermediate part in the direction perpendicular to the direction in which the elongated part extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, JAE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Takenaga, Kazushi Kamata
  • Patent number: 9281619
    Abstract: A connector that is configured to be inserted within a cavity of a shroud defined by a mating connector along a longitudinal axis, including a connector body which defines a first resilient member and a first wedge member that is configured to urge the first resilient member into compressive contact with the shroud of the mating connector along a vertical or longitudinal axis. The connector may include a plurality of pairs of resilient members and wedge members to provide compressive contact along more than one axis. The wedge members may be incorporated into a connector position assurance device (CPA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 9281615
    Abstract: Retainer clip (100) attachable to motor vehicle headlamp (10) for inhibiting second electrical connector (72) of wiring harness (44) from unintentionally separating from mating first connector (52) on the PCB (60) of the lamp. Retainer clip comprises a deformable retaining arm (110) configured to inhibit separation of the first connector (52) and a second connector (72) upon assembly thereof with the first connector (52) and the second connector (72); a second connector receptacle (140) defined by retainer clip body (102), the second connector receptacle (140) configured to receive the second connector (72) therein; and a support base (160) configured to cooperate with the motor vehicle lamp (10) to align the second connector (72) with the first connector (52) in a connection plane (82) to assemble the second connector (72) and the first connector (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron M. Plaza, Mark Seymour
  • Patent number: 9270055
    Abstract: A connector having a connector body defining a first protrusion and a connector position assurance (CPA) device in the form of a sleeve axially surrounding the connector body that is moveable along a mating axis. The sleeve defines a second protrusion configured to engage the first protrusion when a first force is applied to the sleeve as the connector is mated with a corresponding mating connector. The second protrusion is configured to slide over the first protrusion and then disengage the first protrusion when a second force is applied to the sleeve, thereby producing a vibratory response in the sleeve. The vibratory response is a tactile vibration or an audible vibration. The second force applied to the sleeve is greater than the first force and the second force may be applied to the sleeve in the same direction as the first force or in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Campbell, Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari
  • Patent number: 9263867
    Abstract: A clamping ring for a cable gland has a first ring and a second ring, the first ring and the second ring being orientated coaxially relative to a common longitudinal axis. The first ring and the second ring are connected via a plurality of deformable ribs. The ribs are designed to deform in the direction of the longitudinal axis when the first ring and the second ring are brought into convergence one with the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Strelow, Andreas Leonhard
  • Patent number: 9166326
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a plastic body and a blade contact in a terminal cavity in the body. A guard extends across the mouth of the cavity over an adjacent edge of the blade. A physical interlock connection holds the guard on the blade edge to shield the blade and prevent an object inserted into the mouth from contacting the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Brian Billman, Scott Anthony Faulkner, Tod M. Harlan, Kevin Walker
  • Patent number: 9147974
    Abstract: Apparatuses, devices, systems, and methods are provided for prevention of tampering with cables and associated systems. In one aspect, an anti-tamper adapter is provided that can inhibit or prohibit cable tampering for existing cables. In a further aspect, dummy plugs or blocking plugs can employ disclosed anti-tamper adapters to facilitate blocking ports or outlets that are intended to remain undisturbed for a period of time. The provided embodiments can economically and flexibly facilitate cable tamper prevention in a wide array of cable technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventor: Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 9102088
    Abstract: A molded insulated connector for a Quadrax cable. The connector includes an outer tube and four inner tubes housed within the outer tube. Each inner tube defines a hole configured to receive a medium for transmitting signals. Outer beams connect and space apart the inner tubes and the outer tubes. Inner beams connect and space apart the inner tubes. The outer tube, inner tubes, outer beams, and inner beams define hollow passageways which extend through the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Sabritec
    Inventors: Richard Johannes, Christopher W. Nesselroad, John Kooiman
  • Publication number: 20150118886
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed having a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a first housing, a plurality of first terminals mounted in the first housing, and a first locking member positioned outside of the first housing. The second connector has a second housing, a plurality of second terminals complementary to the plurality of first terminals, and a second locking member positioned outside of the second housing and complementary with the first locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD.,
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Qijun Zhao, Yuquan Chen
  • Publication number: 20150118885
    Abstract: A self-rejecting connector apparatus ensures that the connector apparatus of the present invention become fully engaged or fully locked when a rejection force, which pushes connector locks out of any partial-lock or partial-mate condition, ceases to be generated. A specially-shaped spring element, which is used to generate the rejection force, is blocked from being removed from the connector apparatus of this invention until the connector apparatus is fully engaged or fully locked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Franklin HOLUB, Rajit ABRAHAM, David DEMARATOS
  • Patent number: 9017090
    Abstract: An electrical connector of the present invention is configured such that when abutting portions of leg portions of a support member are abutted against receiving faces of jutting portions of a retainer, and a connector housing at a first position is pressed toward the mating side, an elastic member undergoes elastic deformation. If the connector housing does not reach a second position, the connector housing returns to the first position by elastic restoring force of the elastic member. If the connector housing reaches the second position, then the abutting portions move away from the receiving faces due to being pressed by pressing portions, the support member is pressed toward the mating side due to being subjected to the elastic restoring force of the elastic member, and the connector housing becomes relatively positioned at the first position. Also, a squib connection device of the present invention includes this electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Munetaka Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9011171
    Abstract: A housing for an electrical cable connection with two housing parts which can be connected to one another and which each have a connecting portion. A first housing part has a connecting portion which is in the form of an insertion portion, and a second housing part has a connection portion which is in the form of a receiving portion. The receiving portion has an insertion opening. In order to produce the connection, the insertion portion can be inserted into the insertion opening in the second housing part, with the receiving portion radially completely surrounding the insertion portion in the connected state. Latching units are provided on the connecting portions, wherein the latching units may have latching lugs and latching openings which engage one in the other in a positive manner in the connected state. In order to produce the connected state, the receiving portion can be at least partly elastically deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Feye-Hohmann
  • Patent number: 9011161
    Abstract: A retention latch mechanism having corresponding retention features and stress reducing members is provided herein. In an example embodiment, the retention latch mechanism comprises a pair of spring arm retention features of a receptacle engageable with a corresponding pair of recessed retention features of an insertable tab and one or more backup spring members for reducing stress within the spring arms during insertion of the tab into the receptacle. The backup spring is positioned adjacent an outward facing surface such that outward lateral deflection of the spring arms deflects the backup spring thereby reducing force within the spring arm. In some embodiments, the backup spring includes any or all of a bent portion of an associated bracket or arm member, a wire, a loop, a complementary spring arm, dual backup springs, elastomeric members and self-lubricating members. Methods of providing retention of a tab within a receptacle are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Weber, Naoto Matsuyuki, Jason S. Sloey, Trent K. Do
  • Publication number: 20150056839
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly comprises a receptacle electrical connector and a plug electrical connector. The receptacle electrical connector includes a first body having a first and a second tongues and a plurality of first terminals, the first terminals located on opposite surfaces of the first tongue and offset relative to each other. The plug electrical connector includes a second body and a third and fourth mating chambers located in the second body; a plurality of third terminals, wherein the third terminals located on upper and lower sides of the third mating chamber are offset relative to each other. The receptacle electrical connector and the plug electrical connector can mate with each other so the first terminals and the third terminals are mated with each other to transmit signals and the second tongue and the fourth mating chamber are connected to transmit power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Xuehai Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150056840
    Abstract: A connector for a flat cable connecting a connection terminal part of a flat cable to an electronic device includes a housing, a terminal, and a lock member. The housing is fixed to the electronic device and is formed with an insertion part into which a flat cable is inserted and a flat cable accommodation space that continues from the insertion part to an inside of the housing. The terminal is aligned and disposed in the housing, is connected to a wiring terminal provided to the electronic device and is contact-connected to the connection terminal part of the flat cable when the flat cable is inserted into the flat cable accommodation space. The lock member is put on a backside of a surface of the housing facing the electronic device and is formed with a pair of flat cable holding parts engageable with locking holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kouichi Ohyama, Kazunori Miura
  • Patent number: 8961231
    Abstract: An improved electrical connector retainer employs a shell having a cavity. A pair of mated electrical connectors are received within the cavity and at least a portion of an upper wall of the shell is deflected towards a lower wall of the shell. The shell is configured to retain the upper wall in the deflected position, maintaining the pair of connectors in the mated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Derek W. Wright, Alex Yeung, Steve McClure, Sean S. Corbin, John B. Ardisana, II, Benjamin J. Pope, Shayan Malek
  • Publication number: 20150050828
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing with a plurality of passageways to receive corresponding contacts, respectively. Each of the contacts includes a contact arm, a soldering portion and an engagement portion. The contact arm defines a contact point at an end thereof The engagement defines a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod and a joint section. The contact arm is above the first connecting rod and connects to one end of the first connecting rod. The first connecting rod defines a connecting face facing to the contact arm. The soldering portion connects with the second connecting rod. The joint section has a retaining arm extending along the direction far away from the first connecting rod. The retaining arm is disposed between the first and the second connecting rods and is lower than the connecting face of the first connecting rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: GUANG-LEI XU, ZHEN-HUA WANG, WEI-TE CHUNG
  • Publication number: 20150031229
    Abstract: An electrical contact element for a connector housing having a contact chamber for receiving the electrical contact element includes: a first fastening portion for electroconductively fastening an electrically conductive conductor of an electrical line; and a contact portion adapted to be intermated with a corresponding mating contact element in the plug-in direction, the contact portion and the first fastening portion being electroconductively interconnected. The first fastening portion and the contact portion are spaced apart from one another essentially transversely to the plug-in direction to allow the mating contact element to be guided through the contact portion past the first fastening portion when the conductor is permanently connected to the fastening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Saur
  • Publication number: 20150011110
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing extending from a mating face to an opposite face, and first and second side walls that extend between the mating face and the opposite face. The housing has a contact cavity that includes opposing sides. The first side wall includes a side opening that extends through the first side wall into communication with the contact cavity. The contact cavity is accessible through the mating face for receiving a mating connector therein. Electrical contacts are held by the housing and arranged in opposing rows that extend along the opposing sides of the contact cavity. A retention insert is received within the side opening. The retention insert includes fingers that extend into the contact cavity and engage in physical contact with corresponding electrical contacts of one of the rows of the electrical contacts to hold the corresponding electrical contacts within the contact cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Eric David Briant
  • Publication number: 20140377979
    Abstract: A connector includes a plug and a receptacle. The plug includes: contacts; a reinforcing plate formed in an elongate plate shape; and locking parts provided at positions projected from opposite side surfaces of a housing in a width direction thereof. The receptacle includes: contacts having the number and positions corresponding to those of the contacts of the plug; and hold-down parts provided at positions projected from respective side surfaces of a housing in a width direction thereof. Each of the hold-down parts has an insertion opening and an internal space into which the locking part of the plug can be inserted in a depth direction of the housing, and a holding part for holding the locking part at a predetermined position. The insertion opening is in communication with the internal space in the depth direction of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SMK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyoshi ASAI
  • Publication number: 20140349509
    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: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: QING-MAN ZHU, ZHI-GANG HE, XIAO-FENG LI, WEI YAO, JERRY WU
  • Publication number: 20140322948
    Abstract: A plug-type connection with a first plug-type connector and a second plug-type connector, wherein the plug-type connectors each have at least one (first) electrical contact element, which electrical contact elements can be brought into contact with one another by plugging together the first plug-type connector and the second plug-type connector, and the first plug-type connector has a first locking element, with which a second locking element of the second plug-type connector can be latched with tensile and/or shear strength in a locking position of the plug-type connection, wherein the first locking element and/or the second locking element can be shifted by a shifting apparatus in the plug-in direction relative to the contact element of the associated plug-type connector into a (first) contact position of the plug-type connection in order to make contact between the contact elements of the plug-type connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Willem Blakborn, Thomas Lödding
  • Publication number: 20140315413
    Abstract: A waterproof electrical connector (100) includes a number of terminals (2), a metallic shell (1), and an insulating housing (3) molding outside of the metal shell (1) to define a passageway (10). The insulating housing (1) includes a base portion (33), a tongue portion (31) extending forwardly from the base portion (33), and a cover portion (32) extending forwardly from end edges of the base portion (33) for covering the metallic shell (1). The tongue portion (33) includes at least one mold slot (331), the metallic shell includes a mold cavity (124), and the cover portion (32) includes a mold hole (322). The mold slot (331) is aligned with the mold cavity (124) and the mold hole (322) for inserting a mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CEN LU
  • Patent number: 8851918
    Abstract: The operability and usage durability of a lock cancellation operating part (12e) can be improved with a simple configuration. A latch lock part (12a) and a lock cancellation operating part (12e) are integrally provided to an elastically-displaceable lock arm member (12g), which is integrally extending like a cantilever from a board connecting part (12c) solder-joined with a main wiring board. The board connecting part (12c), the latch lock part (12a), and the lock cancellation operating part (12e) are integrally provided with the lock arm member (12g) so that a retaining action and a cancelling action of the inserted signal transmission medium (F) is carried out by operation of a single member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshisuji, Miyoshi Takagi
  • Publication number: 20140287610
    Abstract: A receptacle used to be mounted on a receptacle-side substrate includes: a frame body; a plurality of cantilevers formed to extend from the frame body and including a substrate separating portion extending in a direction away from the receptacle-side substrate; a contact cover disposed on an opposite side of the receptacle-side substrate with the substrate separating portion of the plurality of cantilevers interposed therebetween, and covering the substrate separating portion of the plurality of cantilevers; and a plurality of conductive patterns formed above the plurality of cantilevers with an insulating layer interposed therebetween. The frame body forms a plug accommodating space for accommodating a plug. The plug accommodating space is formed so as to surround the substrate separating portion of the plurality of cantilevers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya KOMOTO, Osamu Hashiguchi, Yu Tatebe, Ryuzo Shimeno