With Additional Means To Cause Or Prevent Unlatching Patents (Class 439/352)
  • Patent number: 10578818
    Abstract: An optical transceiver includes a main body, an elastic component and a fastening component. The main body includes two lateral surfaces and an outer surface between the two lateral surfaces, and the outer surface defines a confined groove. The elastic component is disposed in the confined groove. The fastening component is movably disposed on the main body. The fastening component includes a linkage arm, two extending arms and a confined portion. The linkage arm is disposed on the outer surface of the main body, and the two extending arms are connected with the linkage arm. The two extending arms are respectively disposed on the two lateral surfaces. The confined portion is connected with the linkage arm and extends into the confined groove in order to press the elastic component. The two extending arms are detachably fasten-able with the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Prime World International Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Chen, Hsuan-Chen Shiu, Che-Shou Yeh
  • Patent number: 10573995
    Abstract: A connector assembly including a connector housing having a plug-in portion and two primary latching arms arranged on opposite sides of the plug-in portion. Secondary locking means are connected to the connector housing and movable relative to the connector housing from an open position to a locked position. The locking means includes blocking arms configured to block a release movement of the latching arms when the locking means is in its locked position. The secondary locking means has two separate locking members each of which is connected to one of the primary latching arms to block a release movement of the assigned latching arm. Each of the two separate locking members is configured to be independently moveable between the open position and the locked position. Each locking member comprise actuating release handles to allow an un-latching of the actuating arms. The release handles are arranged adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Rene Lehmann, Vincent Regnier, Bartlomiej Siwek
  • Patent number: 10573982
    Abstract: A terminal removable device includes a casing having an insertion port structured such that a terminal can be inserted therein, and a movable member including a latching portion configured to latch the terminal by moving from a first position to a second position with respect to the terminal inserted into the casing. The movable member includes a protrusion protruding from the casing when the movable member is at the second position. When the protrusion is pushed down to the casing side, the movable member moves from the second position to the first position to release the latching of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Takamori
  • Patent number: 10544765
    Abstract: A connector device with improved workability in fitting connectors may include a plurality of connectors configured to be fitted to a plurality of mating connectors, and a holder configured to hold the plurality of connectors in parallel so that the plurality of connectors are collectively fitted to the plurality of mating connectors. The holder may include a pair of halves, and the pair of halves may be coupled to each other with the plurality of connectors in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Choo Saeng Choi, Minho Lee, Hideto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10539748
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a Network system including: a connector comprising a housing comprising a groove running widthwise on a surface of the housing; and a push-pull tab comprising a complementary groove, wherein the push-pull tab is detachably connected to the housing; and a receiver device comprising one or more ports for receiving the connector, the one or more ports having an interchangeable anchor device including a first portion and a second portion; wherein the groove is configured to receive the first portion of the interchangeable anchor device when the connector is inserted into the receiving element, and wherein the complimentary groove is configured to receive the second portion of the interchangeable anchor device when the connector is inserted into the receiving element, the push-pull tab being configured to disengage the second portion of the interchangeable anchor device from the complementary groove when the push-pull tab is moved in a direction away from the co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc
    Inventors: Jeffrey Gniadek, Kimman Wong, Kazuyoshi Takano, Siu Kei Ma
  • Patent number: 10522940
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sealed electrical wire harness includes the steps of providing an equipped connector housing with electrical terminals inserted within the equipped connector housing and with electrical wires attached and electrically connected to the electrical terminals, providing an injection molding tool suitable for injecting sealing material, placing the equipped connector housing into the injection molding tool, closing the injection molding tool, filling the equipped connector housing with sealing material, thereby distributing the sealing material inside the equipped connector housing to a wire inlet portion, a connector position assurance holder portion, and an interface portion, and removing the sealed electrical wire harness from the injection molding tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Bartlomiej Siwek, Vincent Regnier, Florian Schoenenberg, Ryszard Milkowski
  • Patent number: 10505306
    Abstract: A plug comprises a plug housing, an electrically conductive plug contact disposed in the plug housing, a contact body cooperating with the plug contact, and a slider displaceably guided in a sliding guide formed on the plug housing. The slider has a ramp surface cooperating with the contact body such that the contact body is pushed against the plug contact when the slider is slid into the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Listing, Walter Saenger, Wolfgang Balles, Kai Kioschis
  • Patent number: 10505314
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a housing with a shrouded latch. The shrouded latch has a latch arm which extends between shrouded latch walls. The shrouded latch walls have first projections and second projections. A connector position assurance device is positioned proximate to and movable relative to the shroud latch and the latch arm between a first position and a second position. The connector position assurance includes side members with inner surfaces positioned proximate to the shrouded latch walls. The side members have first projection receiving recesses which cooperate with the first projections and the second projections when the connector position assurance device is in the first position. The side members have second projection receiving recesses which cooperate with the second projections when the connector position assurance device is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chong Hun Yi, Brian Keith Weaver, Richard C. Batley, III
  • Patent number: 10498075
    Abstract: A housing (10) includes a lock arm (31) for resiliently connecting and holding a mating housing (90). A detector (60) is movable to a standby position and a detection position with respect to the lock arm (31), and includes a resilient arm (62) to be resiliently locked by the lock arm (31) at the standby position. The lock arm (31) includes colliding portions (43) arranged at both sides of a front part of the resilient arm (62) and projecting farther forward than a front end of the resilient arm (62) and configured to contact a wall surface of the housing (10) or the mating housing (90) by a resilient returning movement of the lock arm (31) when the detector (60) is at the detection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Yamanaka, Hidefumi Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10490936
    Abstract: A connector cover includes an opening closing cover. The connector cover is configured to be mounted on a connector so as to cover a part which is drawn out from a wiring member of the connector. A connector includes a lever to be rotated so as to assist fitting with and releasing from a mating connector. The opening closing cover is to open and close an opening on an operation side of a lock portion which locks the lever at a fitting completed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Saitoh, Miyako Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10483676
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having insertion slots extended through opposing front and rear sides thereof, an engagement groove and a locating groove located on each of two opposite lateral sides thereof and an opening located in each locating groove in communication with one respective insertion slot, a plurality of conductive components respectively inserted into the insertion slots, each conductive component having a locating groove extended around the periphery thereof, and two latches each having a ring hook hooked in one respective engagement groove, a latch plate engaged into respective locating groove and a curved engagement surface located on the latch plate and inserted into one respective opening to engage the locating groove of one respective conductive component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: F TIME TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Lin Peng, Xin-Fu Liu, Yen-Hua Huang, Chih-Hsuan Tung
  • Patent number: 10476201
    Abstract: An sealed electrical connector includes a connector housing having a wire inlet portion, a connector position assurance holder portion, and an interface portion. An electrical terminal is located and electrically connected to an electrical wire inside an internal cavity that is located central inside the connector housing. The internal cavity extends into the interface portion. The electrical wire extends to outside the connector housing passing the wire inlet portion that is located between the internal cavity and the outside of the connector housing. The connector also includes a flexible sealing member that is configured to seal the internal cavity when the electrical connector is electrically connected to a mating counter connector and when a connector position assurance device is activated in the connector position assurance holder portion to mechanically lock the electrical connector to the counter connector. The flexible sealing member is made in one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Bartlomiej Siwek, Vincent Regnier, Florian Schoenenberg, Ryszard Milkowski
  • Patent number: 10468805
    Abstract: A connector position assurance device includes a base portion having a latch receiving cavity provided in a top surface and a pair of resiliently deformable beams extending from the base portion, the beams have free ends spaced from the base portion. A first beam of the pair of resiliently deformable beams has a first camming member provided proximate a free end of the first beam. The first beam has a first lockout projection engagement member provided proximate the free end of the first beam and in-line with the first camming member. A second beam of the pair of resiliently deformable beams has a second camming member provided proximate a free end of the second beam. The second beam has a second lockout projection engagement member provided proximate the free end of the second beam and in-line with the second camming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas Lee Evans
  • Patent number: 10468821
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing (10) connectable to a mating housing (90), a detector (40) arranged movably from a standby position to a detection position with respect to the housing (10). A movement from the standby position to the detection position is restricted by locking portions (47) locking stoppers (33) of the housing (10). A lever (60) arranged displaceably from an initial position to a connection position with respect to the housing (10), the both housings (10, 90) is connected toward the connection position by the lever. The lever (60) includes releasing portions (66) for releasing a locked state by pressing the locking portions (47) when the lever is displaced to the connection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Hirota
  • Patent number: 10461473
    Abstract: A pull strip cable module includes a connector, a U-shaped spring latch and a pull strip. The U-shaped spring latch includes a U-shaped elastic portion, a first end portion extending outwardly from one end of the U-shaped elastic portion and a second end portion extending outwardly from another end of the U-shaped elastic portion. In addition, a sliding opening is formed on the first end portion. The U-shaped spring latch is fixed on the connector, and one end of the pull strip is fixed to the second end portion of the U-shaped spring latch and the pull strip passes through the sliding opening of the first end portion of the U-shaped spring latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BizLink International Corp.
    Inventor: Hsin-Tuan Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10461476
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing, a connector body disposed in the housing, a conductive terminal disposed in the connector body, and a conductive shielding sleeve. The conductive shielding sleeve is disposed in the housing such that at least a part of an outer end of the conductive shielding sleeve extends to an exterior of the housing when the conductive shielding sleeve is fully mounted in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiefeng Zhang, Hao Wang, Biao Pan, Bo Gao
  • Patent number: 10411408
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes: an insulative housing defining a receiving room communicating with outside; plural contacts retained in the insulative housing; and a latch member assembled on a rear side of the insulative housing, latch member comprising a locking portion received in the receiving room and a pressing portion connected to a rear end of the locking portion; wherein the latch member further comprises a resilient portion connected to a rear end of the pressing portion and a fixing portion connected to a rear end of the resilient portion and fixed relative to the insulative housing, the locking portion defines a locking section on a front end thereof to lock with a docking connector, and the locking portion is movable within the receiving room by applying an external force to the pressing portion, thereby unlocking the locking section from the docking connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan, Zhao-Tao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10403997
    Abstract: A multi-line plug connector for connecting two heated fluid lines by way of a single connecting operation, including a female plug component which is connected with a male plug component. Each plug component includes a fluid connection and two electrical connections. Each plug component also includes an inner space in which a spectacle component is housed. The spectacle component has two guide channels for receiving electrical lines equipped with electrical contacts. The guide channels are connected with one another by a bridge that is fastened with a latching mechanism that secures the spectacle component against displacement along and/or obliquely to the coupling axis. The spectacle component receives a tubular fluid connector, connected with the spectacle component with form-fit and/or friction-fit, whereby the tubular fluid connector can be connected on one end to the heated fluid line and on the opposite end the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Birkholz, Jochem-Andreas Hess, Tobias Etscheid, Sascha Rosenfeldt, Dietmar Boxberg
  • Patent number: 10404012
    Abstract: Electrical connector includes a housing and a connector position assurance (CPA) element mounted to the housing. The housing has a latch configured to secure a mating connector to the electrical connector. The CPA element includes a base and an arm extending therefrom. The CPA element is translatable relative to the housing between a pre-lock position and a lock position. As the CPA element is moved from the pre-lock position towards the lock position prior to the latch securing the mating connector, the arm of the CPA element engages the latch and deflects the latch away from a resting position with an increasing amount of deflection until the base of the CPA element abuts against a landing pad of the housing to block further movement of the CPA element towards the lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anton Stoyanov
  • Patent number: 10381776
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes: an insulative housing defining a receiving room communicating with the outside; and a latch member assembled in the receiving room of the insulative housing, the latch member comprising a fixing portion fixed on the insulative housing, a latch arm extending along a first direction and movably received in the receiving room, and a latch portion defined on a front end of the latch arm and exposed to the outside through the receiving room for cooperating with the docking connector; wherein a first bent portion is bent and formed on a rear end of the latch arm and extends along a second direction angled relative to the first direction, and the first bent portion is connected between the latch arm and the fixing portion and driven by the latch arm to move when the latch arm is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan, Zhao-Tao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10381783
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an electrical connector and a mating connector that are mutually inserted. The mating connector includes a socket and a metal shell having an insertion end protruding from the socket formed with an opening. The electrical connector includes an insulating body and an assisting member. The insulating body includes a main body and a mating portion. An upper surface of the main body is higher than that of the mating portion. An interface is formed in the front end of the main body and is positioned behind the socket. The mating portion is smaller than the opening. The assisting member covers the insulating body. A front end of the assisting member guides the insertion of the insertion end. An accommodation space is formed between the assisting member and the main body to receive only the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kai Quan Zhou, Jun Wang, Bin Wu He, Xin Zheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10367299
    Abstract: An plug connector assembly for latching with a mating connector comprises an insulative body defining a latch apparatus on a side thereof, a cable extending along a front-to-back direction and rearwardly exposed to a rear end of the insulative body, and an unlocking assembly assembled on the insulative body and cooperate with the latch apparatus, and the latch apparatus defining a latching portion to latch with the mating connector, wherein the unlocking assembly comprises an actuator assembled on the insulative body and a operating portion connected to he actuator, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is derived by the operating portion to apply a force on the latch apparatus, so that the latching portion moves synchronously to release the locking with the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Min Yao, Xiao Fan, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 10361513
    Abstract: A through hole is formed in an end wall part of a first housing, and a slider is arranged in this through hole. The slider can be slid in the left-right direction between a locked position at which the slider is engaged with the second connector and an unlocked position at which the slider is separated from the second connector. The slider is a plate-like member arranged such that the thickness direction thereof is oriented in the height direction of the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Norihiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10359582
    Abstract: Provided is a fiber optic connector. The fiber optic connector includes: a connector body, a locking mechanism, a frame, a motion conversion assembly and a handle. The motion conversion assembly is capable of converting a translation of the handle into a rotation. The connector is unlocked from an adaptor by pulling the handle. This avoids a case where a locking protrusion is disengaged from a locking slot only when a driving arm is pressed from above the connector, and minimizes an operating space required by pressing the driving arm when the connector is inserted or removed, so that the adaptors and/or the connectors can be mounted at a higher density. Moreover, the handle is connected to the driving arm via the motion conversion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HYC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong He
  • Patent number: 10355414
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided with a connector body that is configured to be removably connected with a corresponding mating connector body. The connector body has a deflectable latching member configured to secure the connector body to the corresponding mating connector body. The connector assembly also includes a connector position assurance (CPA) device that is slideably attached to the connector body and is moveable from a pre-staged position that allows the latching member to be deflected to a full-staged position that inhibits deflection of the latching member. The latching member defines a first window and a second window. A first portion of the CPA device is visible in the first window when the CPA device is in the pre-staged position and a second portion of the CPA device is visible in the second window when the CPA device is in the full-staged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Eduardo Diaz Alvarado
  • Patent number: 10355411
    Abstract: A connector module includes a base, a conduct module and a pair of handles. The base includes a housing, an insertion space, and a pair of resilience arms. The conduct module is installed in the insertion space and is pressed and positioned by the pair of resilience arms. The conduct module includes a plug body and a plurality of conducting terminals disposed on the plug body. The pair of handles are coupled to opposite sides of the plug body and are capable of sliding with respect to the plug body respectively, the pair of handles are slidable in a direction away from the insertion space to take the conduct module disengaged from a press and a position of the pair of resilience arms so as to move out of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10348023
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing (20) and a front retainer (40) to be mounted into the housing (20) from the front. The housing (20) includes locking lances (31) for locking terminal fittings (10) inserted to proper positions. The locking lance (31) is pressed by the terminal fitting (10) and retracted into a deflection space (S1) when the terminal fitting (10) is inserted, and resiliently returns and locks the terminal fitting (10) when the terminal fitting (10) is inserted properly. The front retainer (40) includes deflection restricting portions (42) for restricting deformation of the locking lances (31) by entering the deflection spaces (S1), and includes ribs (45) that can contact and guide a tip of a tab (11) if the tab (11) is inclined during insertion of the terminal fitting (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Hirota
  • Patent number: 10340632
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first connector including a first electrical terminal and a second connector including a second electrical terminal. The first connector and the second connector are movable from a mated position toward an unmated position. The second connector includes a first block, a second block, and a third block. The electrical connector assembly also includes a connector position assurance that is movable between an assurance position and a pre-lock position. The connector position assurance includes a stop tab. The first block is positioned to engage the stop tab when the connector position assurance is located in the pre-lock position. The second block is positioned to engage the stop tab when the first connector is located a first distance from the second connector. The third block is positioned to engage the stop tab when the first connector is located a second distance from the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Bhupinder Rangi, David Menzies
  • Patent number: 10312645
    Abstract: A connector system includes a plug assembly that has a front connector mounted to a circuit board. The connector has two wafers that each support a row of terminals and uses shims and pegs to precisely control the spatial relationship of the two wafers to the circuit board. The wafers need not be directly contacting the circuit board and the terminals can have tails that can be positioned slightly above the circuit board and connector to pads on the circuit board via solder connections. The connector system is optimized so as to enable support of 25 Gbps data rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Janowiak, Kent E. Regnier, Jerry Kachlic
  • Patent number: 10290972
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for airbag restraint systems comprising a first connector, comprising an elongated housing aligned along a longitudinal axis, a first connector's connection face facing perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, along a mating axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, said first connector comprising first locking means to lock the first connector to a second connector and second locking means that prevent the first locking means from releasing, the connector assembly further comprising the second connector, comprising a second connector's connection face surrounded at least partly by a shroud, facing along the mating axis towards the first connector's connection face. The shroud comprises third locking means that cooperate with the first locking means to lock the first connector to the second connector when mated along the mating axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Michael Gunreben, Partheeban Loganathan
  • Patent number: 10281669
    Abstract: An optical receptacle for receiving an optical connector is provided. The optical receptacle may be part of an optical transceiver or an optical adapter. The optical receptacle includes an optical receptacle outer housing wall. An optical receptacle hook opening is formed within the optical receptacle outer housing wall. A receptacle hook is received within the optical receptacle housing, the receptacle hook being configured to retain an optical connector within the optical receptacle. The optical receptacle hook opening is positioned to accommodate the receptacle hook in a flexed position when an optical connector in inserted into the optical receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Senko Advance Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Takano, Jimmy Jun-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 10276973
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing, a slider, a regulating portion and an operation portion. The housing has a lock portion. The slider has a release portion and a regulated portion. Under a mated state where the connector is mated with a mating connector having a mating lock portion, the lock portion locks the mating lock portion of the mating connector, and the regulating portion faces the regulated portion and regulates a rearward movement of the slider. When the operation portion is operated to be pressed inward of the connector, at least one of the regulating portion and the regulated portion is moved, and the regulating portion does not regulate the rearward movement of the slider. When the slider is moved rearward, the release portion moves the lock portion and releases the mating lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10263356
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a secondary lock and a receptacle. The secondary lock may be mounted to a receptacle housing. The secondary lock has a lock body, a locking portion and a terminal retaining portion. The lock body has a longitudinal insertion direction. The locking portion is protrudingly arranged on the lock body to be configured for being longitudinally block-fittable with the receptacle housing. The terminal retaining portion is arranged on the lock body to be configured for being block-fittable with a connecting terminal along an axial direction of the connecting terminal. The secondary lock according to the present disclosure may be pre-assembled on the receptacle housing to be integrally retained and conveniently transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fangyue Zhu, Haomai Yin
  • Patent number: 10249985
    Abstract: In a connector, a connector housing comprises a pair of first reinforcing ribs and a pair of second reinforcing ribs. The first reinforcing ribs are disposed on the connector fitting portion, extend along an extending direction of a mold portion of the connector housing, and are arranged along a direction perpendicular to the extending direction. A width between the first reinforcing ribs is substantially the same as a width of a terminal, a part of which is buried in the mold portion. The second reinforcing ribs are disposed on the mold portion, extend along the extending direction, and are arranged along the direction perpendicular to the extending direction. Height positions of tip end surfaces of the second reinforcing ribs are set to be substantially the same as a high position of an outer surface of the mold portion formed in a place where a seal member is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Miyazawa, Kouki Iwakura
  • Patent number: 10230197
    Abstract: A connector position assurance (CPA) for ensuring the contact position of a plug housing on a mating plug housing includes a housing configured to be pushed onto the plug housing in a mounting direction and a locking element configured to block a latching element of the plug housing. The housing of the CPA has a passage opening configured to receive the plug housing during the mounting process. The locking element is arranged on the housing of the CPA and has a free end that extends along the mounting direction. The locking element is offset toward the outside transverse to the mounting direction in relation to the housing of the CPA in order to keep the risk of interlocking as low as possible. A plug connector arrangement includes the CPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Saur, Jens Oberender
  • Patent number: 10205265
    Abstract: A plug connector assembly includes a cable and a mating member electrically connected to the cable, the mating member having an insulative housing and a contacting module retained in the insulative housing, the contacting module having a first contacting module unit and a second contacting module unit, the first contacting module unit having plural first contacts arranged along a lateral direction and a first insulative member retaining the first contacts, the second contacting module unit having plural second contacts arranged along the lateral direction and a second insulative member retaining the second contacts, wherein each of the first and second insulative members includes a same engagement structure, through which the first insulative member and the second insulative member are assembled into a whole by interference arrangement and then inserted into the insulative housing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan, Zhi-Yong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10199792
    Abstract: An RJ-45 insertion and extraction tool is disclosed that allows a user to plug and unplug an RJ-45 connector from an RJ-45 socket in a quick and easy way that does not disturb other cables plugged into adjacent sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jason B. Mitchell, Martin S. Foegelle
  • Patent number: 10193277
    Abstract: One example of a cable assembly includes a cable and a cable connector attached to one end of the cable. The cable connector generally includes latching features to couple the cable connector to a receptacle. The cable assembly includes a sleeve enclosed around at least a portion the cable and pull-tabs disposed along a perimeter of a first end of the sleeve. As an example, at least one of the pull-tabs is accessible to actuate the latching features when the cable connector is to disengage from the receptacle. The cable assembly includes attachment features to couple the sleeve to the latching features, wherein the attachment features are to actuate the latching features when at least one of the pull-tabs is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John Norton
  • Patent number: 10186798
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for use in connecting and disconnecting cable connectors to and from communication ports. In some embodiments, a connector assembly has a ganging member, a plunger member, and a key. The ganging member can retain a plurality of cable connectors, and be used to simultaneously connect/disconnect groups of cable connectors. The plunger member can have a plurality of elongated plungers usable to simultaneously unlock or lock the cable connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AFL IG LLC
    Inventors: Terry Kleeberger, Paul Robinson, Artur Bureacov
  • Patent number: 10177482
    Abstract: In a connector, a connector housing includes a terminal accommodating chamber in which a female terminal is to be accommodated, an elastic locking piece configured to lock the female terminal accommodated in the terminal accommodating chamber, and a wall surface. A male terminal insertion hole and a male terminal release hole are formed in the wall surface. A male terminal of a counterpart connector is to be inserted into the male terminal insertion hole so as to be connected to the female terminal, when a fitting operation between the connector and the counterpart connector is performed in a regular fitting posture. The male terminal is to enter the male terminal release hole, when the fitting operation is performed in an irregular fitting posture. The male terminal release hole forms a space which is continuous from the wall surface to the elastic locking piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Takamura
  • Patent number: 10170855
    Abstract: A waterproof component includes a housing body, a mat seal, and a mat seal cover. The housing body includes an attachment-hole-insertion portion having a mat-seal-accommodating chamber, an abutting portion configured to abut a first peripheral surface of the attachment hole, a locking claw provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment hole insertion portion, the locking claw to he locked to a second peripheral surface of the attachment hole, and a cover locking portion provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment-hole-insertion portion. The mat seal has an electric wire press-fitting hole. The mat-seal-accommodating chamber accommodates the mat seal. The mat seal cover locks to the cover-locking portion, the mat seal cover interposes the mat seal between the mat seal cover and a bottom wall of the mat-seal-accommodating chamber. The mat seal cover includes an excessive-displacement-prevention wall, which prevents excessive elastic deformation of the locking claw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Miura, Isanori Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10168490
    Abstract: A communication module inserted into and removed from a slot provided in a communication device, the communication module includes a communication cable, a casing disposed at an end of the communication cable and capable of being inserted into and removed from the slot, a latch arm slidable along the casing, and a grip portion extending from the casing. When the latch arm is operated so as to slide, an engagement between the casing and the slot is released, and the grip portion is connected to the latch arm such that the latch arm can be operated so as to slide, and the grip portion also has rigidity so as not to be bent by a weight of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Nonen
  • Patent number: 10141688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector comprising a first connector portion and a second connector portion, the first connector portion comprising a seal, a resilient detent element and an outer conductor portion, a portion of the resilient detent element contacting a radially outward facing surface of the outer conductor portion, the second connector portion comprising a counterpart detent element, in a mated configuration of the first connector portion and the second connector portion, the resilient detent element engages the counterpart detent element and locks the first connector portion to the second connector portion, and a compression of the seal in the mated configuration effecting a force parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first connector portion, the force inhibiting play between the resilient detent element and the counterpart detent element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & CO. KG, Huber+Suhner AG, Radiall S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Wimmer, Florian Fraunhofer, Josef Krautenbacher, Franz Manser, Claude Brocheton
  • Patent number: 10135187
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a locking member of the plug having extension bases fixed to a second plug housing and cantilever extensions extending from the respective extension bases in the direction of a plugging operation. The cantilever extensions each have an engaged hole to receive corresponding one of protrusions protruded from a receptacle housing. The cantilever extensions are each resilient enough to bend in the protruding direction of the corresponding protrusion. A releasing member allows the protrusions to relatively move in the directions of plugging and unplugging operations. When the releasing member is slid relative to the second plug housing, the releasing member bends the cantilever extensions in the protruding directions of the respective protrusions and thereby release engagement of the protrusions with the engaged holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuaki Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 10135189
    Abstract: Connector apparatus having a male connector assembly, a female connector assembly, and a connector position assurance (CPA) device. The connector position assurance (CPA) device is inserted into one of the connector assemblies to lock the male connector assembly and female connector assembly together as an additional locking assurance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Franklin A. Holub, Vikas Azad, Darrell George
  • Patent number: 10135101
    Abstract: A power storage module includes storage batteries, separators, a temperature measuring component, and a temperature measuring component holder. Each of the storage batteries includes a terminal surface, a positive terminal, and a negative terminal. The positive terminal and the negative terminal are provided on the terminal surface. The temperature measuring component is to measure a temperature of a measured storage battery among the storage batteries. The temperature measuring component holder is provided on a terminal surface side of the measured storage battery between the positive terminal and the negative terminal of the measured storage battery to hold the temperature measuring component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakurai, Masao Kawata
  • Patent number: 10118496
    Abstract: Upon completion of the manufacturing of constituent elements of the charging coupler, waterproof members each with a predetermined shape and width are integrally formed, made from an appropriate material, and disposed at a predetermined portion and/or segment of the constituent elements. In consequence, a hermetic seal is effectuated between each of the constituent elements of the waterproof members and a corresponding one of adjacent related elements of the charging coupler to therefore prevent any gap from forming in the charging coupler after long use, thereby preventing intrusion of ambient moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dragon Bite Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Jen Chuang
  • Patent number: 10116090
    Abstract: A female connector includes a main body, a base, and a lock arm. The main body includes a connection hole for receiving a male connector, and a slot communicating with the hole. The base is located on the removing direction side relative to the slot. The lock arm includes a first arm with a free end, extending in the receiving direction from the base inside the slot, a middle portion extending from the free end away from the hole, a second arm spaced from the first arm, extending from the middle portion in the removing direction, and a lock projection extending from the free end into the hole for fitting in a lock hole of the male connector or abutting a protrusion of the male connector from the removing direction side. At least the first and second arms and the middle portion can be compressed between the base, and an edge of the lock hole or the protrusion as applying load on the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuta Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10116091
    Abstract: A connector position assurance device for an electrical connector comprises a body and a locking lance. The body has a body recess. The locking lance extends along a length of the body and has a fixed end fixed to the body and a lance head opposite the fixed end. The lance head is aligned with the body recess and is resiliently deflected from an undeformed position into the body recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: TE Connectivity German GmbH, Tyco Electronics France SAS
    Inventors: Carlos Salgado, Xavier Rouillard, Jonathan Benichou, Rolf Jetter, Christian Boemmel
  • Patent number: 10116095
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a first-housing, a second-housing, and a connector-position-assurance (CPA) device. The first-housing has two parallel actuation-ribs extending from an outer-surface of the first-housing. The actuation-ribs are aligned parallel to a longitudinal mating-axis of the electrical connector. The second-housing is configured to mate with the first-housing and includes two opposing lugs projecting from a top-surface of the second-housing. The CPA device is slideably mounted to the second-housing and is moveable from a pre-stage-position to a latched-position. The CPA device includes two parallel latching-arms that engage the lugs. The latching-arms are in a relaxed-state when in the pre-stage-position. The actuation-ribs disengage the latching-arms from the lugs when the first-housing is mated with the second-housing. This enables the CPA device to be moved from the pre-stage-position to the latched-position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Sudhakar Subramanian, Sivakumar Niranjan, John Schneider