Resilient Finger Patents (Class 439/357)
  • Patent number: 10977391
    Abstract: A self-powering tamper detection system architecture includes a power source, a tamper detector configured to mechanically actuate a tamper switch when a tamper event occurs, a tamper switch electrically connected to the power source and mechanically connected to the tamper detector, a tamper unlock system configured to provide a tamper unlock signal when an authorized maintenance condition exists, a tamper controller configured to produce a tamper response when the tamper event is identified, and to not produce the tamper response when the tamper unlock signal is provided, and program memory configured to store program data. The tamper response produces a disruption of the program data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk A. Lillestolen, William E. Villano
  • Patent number: 10944155
    Abstract: A standard RF connector assembly for wireless communications antenna system. The RF connector assembly includes a first connector housing incorporating an RF connector, the housing including a first latch plate attached to the housing and has at least two toggle mounts. A toggle is attached to each toggle mount and each toggle includes a metal band pivotably attached to the toggle. A second connector housing incorporating a second RF connector includes a second latch plate attached to the second housing and has at least two tabs configured to be engaged by the metal bands to secure the first and second housing into latched engagement with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Calvin J. Dickerson, Duy Khanh Tran, Michael F. Bonczyk, John W. Orem, Eddie Ray Bradley
  • Patent number: 10916890
    Abstract: A connector has a housing (10) and a detector (11) is movable in the housing (10) in a front-rear direction from a standby position to a detection position in front of the standby position when the housing (10) and a mating housing (90) are connected properly. The housing (10) includes protrusions (27) on side surfaces, and the detector (11) includes side walls (53) configured to cover the side surfaces of the housing (10). The side wall (53) includes a resilient piece (55) configured to bulge outward by interfering with the protrusion (27) in a moving process to the detection position and eliminates bulge at the detection position. The side wall (53) includes the resilient piece (55) and rearward facing surfaces (57) at positions adjacent to the resilient piece (55) via slits (54) on a side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Minho Lee, Hideto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10916889
    Abstract: A locking element for use with a cable having a plug insertable into a plug receiver of a housing is provided. The locking element includes a connector body connected to the plug and including a receiving feature insertable through an aperture of the housing. The locking element further includes a locking feature configured to assume one of a locked condition in which the locking feature locks onto the receiving feature or prevents insertion of the receiving feature through the aperture and an unlocked condition in which the locking feature unlocks the receiving feature or permits insertion of the receiving feature through the aperture and an actuator coupled to the locking feature and configured to control the locking feature to assume the one of the locked and unlocked conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew C. M. Hicks, Khaalid Persaud Juggan McMillan, Christopher V. DeRobertis, Ryan Thomas Rawlins
  • Patent number: 10916884
    Abstract: Method of operating a connector latch used to securely hold together a connector apparatus, wherein the connector apparatus has at least a first housing and a second housing which can be mated together. Initially, after the connector latch is manufactured, the connector latch is in an undeflected position. After manufacture, the connector latch is subjected to a pre-mating deflection process, in order to deflect the connector latch into a preloaded position. After the pre-mating deflection process has been completed, the connector latch is locked in the preloaded position. The preloaded connector latch provides a number of desirable characteristics, including at least an extra loud “click” sound when the connecting latch is operated to mate the first housing with the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vikas Azad
  • Patent number: 10916885
    Abstract: A high-speed connector for an automobile includes a cable connector, a board connector connected to the cable connector, and elastic sliding blocks provided on two sides of the cable connector. The sliding blocks on two sides are configured separately or are integrated together. The cable connector includes a housing, a contact body and a wire. The contact body is installed in the housing. The contact body contacts and is connected to the board connector. The wire is connected to the contact body and protrudes out of the housing. The housing includes a main body portion and side snap-fit plates provided on two sides of the main body portion. A side snap-fit groove is provided on the side snap-fit plate. Side snap-fit clasps are provided on two sides of the board connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AMPHENOL ASSEMBLETECH(XIAMEN) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wenchu Yang, Chun Chen, Haitao Xiong, Dejie Kong, Siting Liao, Jianming Chen, Hang Li, Xiyin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10910769
    Abstract: A connector structure (3) includes a first connector (1) and a second connector (2). The outer housing (10) of the first connector (1) has: a lock mechanism (12) to be engaged with a counterpart housing (60) of the second connector (2) to restrict a rearward movement of the counterpart housing (60) in the fitting direction when fitting the first connector (1) and the second connector (2); a first unlocking mechanism (14) configured to disengage a lock mechanism (12) for the counterpart housing (60); and a second unlocking mechanism (18) located at a different position than the first unlocking mechanism (14) and configured to disengage the lock mechanism (12) independently of the first unlocking mechanism (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takato Yoshida, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10886649
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a cable-end insulating main body, a cable-end conductive terminal group provided inside the cable-end insulating main body, a cable electrically connected to the cable-end conductive terminal group, and a buckle installed above the cable-end insulating main body. The cable-end insulating main body includes a main body portion, an insertion portion formed by extending forward from the main body portion, and a buckle portion formed by extending upward and forward from an upper surface of the main body portion. A buckle slot is provided on the top of the buckle portion, the buckle is installed in the buckle slot, a first plug slot is provided in the insertion portion, the cable-end conductive terminal group is provided in the first plug slot, and a first limit slot is provided between a portion of the buckle portion extending out the main body portion and the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol AssembleTech(Xiamen) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wenchu Yang, Hui Tang, Yinghao Ke, Zhenxing Liu, Hang Li
  • Patent number: 10879682
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a case including a frame that holds electronic components and a cover that blocks an opening portion of the frame, a power supply connection portion provided inside the case, an external power supply being connected to the power supply connection portion, and a cover portion that covers the power supply connection portion from above, in which the cover portion has a hole portion that communicates a space portion on a side of the power supply connection portion with respect to the cover portion with a space portion above the cover portion inside the case, and is configured to detachably hold a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawada, Yuki Komiya, Hirotaka Kiyota
  • Patent number: 10788635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a de-latching mechanism and optical module using the same. The de-latching mechanism includes a pull rod and a de-latching sheet or plate. The pull rod is configured to cause the de-latching sheet or plate to slide by rotating or sliding, thereby de-latch the optical module. The present invention provides a de-latching mechanism and optical module using the same with a simple structure and various convenient ways to de-latch the optical module, which can use a smaller rotational angle, simple condition(s) for de-latching and less de-latching environment support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Source Photonics (Chengdu) Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yizhi Zeng, Honggi Wu, Ximin Chen, Deke Li, Jinlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10770821
    Abstract: An electrical connector has an insulative housing, a plurality of conductive terminals mounted in the housing and a locking structure integrally formed on the housing. The locking structure has an elastic locking member and an elastic supporting arm. The locking member has an elastic locking arm and a locking portion provided on the locking arm, one end of the locking arm is connected to the housing, the other end of the locking arm is free and is suspended above an upper surface of the housing. The supporting arm is positioned between the locking arm and the upper surface of the housing. When the locking arm and the upper surface of the housing together apply a pressure to the supporting arm, the supporting arm is capable of providing an elastic supporting force for the locking arm in a direction away from the upper surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: You-Xiang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10741967
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical connector, which comprises an insulating base portion, a mating portion, a latching portion and a limiting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: You-Xiang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10720734
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing defining a base and a mating tongue extending with a step portion defined at a root region of the mating tongue; a plurality of contacts disposed in the insulative housing with contacting sections exposed upon a first surface and a second surface of the mating tongue and categorized with signal contacts, power contacts and grounding contacts; a shielding plate embedded with the mating tongue and forming a pair of locking edge in two opposite lateral side edges; and an EMI collar intimately surrounding the step portion, the collar comprising two long portions covering the first surface and the second surface of the step portion and two short portions connecting with opposite ends of the long portions. A lateral rigid finger extends straight from a side of the shielding plate and touch an inner side of a short portion of the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Shuo-Hsiu Hsu, Wei-Hao Su
  • Patent number: 10665992
    Abstract: An actuator capable of enhancing versatility is provided. The actuator prevents a charging connector from coming off a power receiving connector, and includes: a hollow housing; and a driving mechanism that is housed in the housing. The driving mechanism includes: an electric motor; a cam member that is driven by the electric motor; and a lock pin that interlocks with the cam member and moves from an initial position to a restricting position where the charging connector is prevented from coming off. A rotation axis of the cam member is arranged substantially perpendicular to a reference plane defined by a line segment running in the direction of plugging the charging connector and a line segment extending from the housing toward the power receiving connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroya Miwa, Akira Fukai, Fumitaka Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10644449
    Abstract: A female connector (10) includes a housing body (20). A lock arm (30) has a front end coupled to the housing body (20) and extends rearward. Two legs (80) laterally support the lock arm (30). The lock arm (30) includes an arm body (40) having a lock claw (60) behind a base end (41) and can lock to a mating connector (100) by resiliently returning upward. An unlocking portion (50) is at a rear end of the arm body (40) for displacing the arm body (40) down. An interlocking support (81) extends laterally from the unlocking portion (50) above the housing body (20) and an independent support (82) is separated from the lock arm (30) above the housing body (20), extends in a front-rear direction and has one end coupled to the interlocking support (81) and the other end coupled to the housing body (82).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Iida
  • Patent number: 10630022
    Abstract: A high-speed cable connector includes a housing, a PCB fixed in the housing, a cable electrically connected to the PCB and a snap-fit member. The snap-fit member includes a main body portion and a clasp portion. The main body portion includes a fixing portion, a lever arm rotating portion formed by bending upwards from the tail end of the fixing portion, and a pressing portion fixedly connected to the end of the lever arm rotating portion. The fixing portion is fixedly installed on the top of the housing. The clasp portion includes two clasp arms on two sides of the pressing portion and fixedly connected to the pressing portion. The ends of the clasp arms are respectively provided with a clasp protruding upwards. The height of the clasp is reduced by pressing the pressing portion and the unlocking of the connector is finally completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol AssembleTech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wenchu Yang, Dejie Kong, Zhenxing Liu, Hui Tang, Weishun Chen, Shujian Wang
  • Patent number: 10608381
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body having a main body and a mating portion. The main body includes a base and an insertion portion extending forward from the base. The mating portion protrudes forward out of the insertion portion. A metal latch member is mounted on the main body and provided with a latch portion to latch a mating connector. Multiple conductors are respectively received in the mating portion. Multiple cables are electrically connected to the conductors. An assisting member is fixed to the base and extending forward relative to the base. A first position limiting slot is formed between the assisting member and the mating portion. A second position limiting slot is formed between the assisting member and the insertion portion, and is in communication with the first position limiting slot. The latch portion is upward exposed out of the assisting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kai Quan Zhou, Jun Wang, Bin Wu He, Xin Zheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10559923
    Abstract: An electrical connection device includes a first connector (C1) having a first housing (10), a second connector (C2) having a second housing (20) for receiving the insertion of the first housing (10), and a connection detecting tool (30). The first housing (10) includes a housing body (12), a lock (14) having a tool restraining portion (14d) and a displacement restricting portion (16) for blocking an insertion allowing displacement of the lock (14). The connection detecting tool (30) is held at an operating position to resiliently deform the displacement restricting portion (16) to allow the insertion allowing displacement. The tool restraining portion (14d) restrains the connection detecting tool (30) at the operating position so as not to be separable while allowing the separation of the connection detecting tool (30) from the operating position as the lock (14) resiliently returns to a lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui, Kazuaki Takeda, Takuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10541494
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with connectors for coupling to a computer processing unit (CPU) package are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a connector assembly for connection to a computer processing unit (CPU) package may include a connector housing. One or more electrical contacts of the connector housing may be to couple to the CPU package when the connector assembly is engaged with a mating connector assembly. The connector assembly may further include a mounting handle affixed to a top of the connector housing. The mounting handle may include a locking latch that extends from the mounting handle. The locking latch may engage with a notch within the mating connector assembly that, when engaged, the locking latch may provide a force to maintain coupling of the one or more electrical contacts with the CPU package when engaged with the mating connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Donald T. Tran, Thomas A. Boyd, Yong Wang, Kevin J. Ceurter, Srikant Nekkanty, Russell S. Aoki, FeiFei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10522303
    Abstract: A contact assembly for connecting electrically and mechanically a first terminal of a first apparatus to a second terminal of a second apparatus, wherein at least one of the first and the second apparatus is movable with respect to the other along a connection/disconnection direction, includes: a plurality of electrically conducting contact-finger-elements, each including a main contact portion configured for engaging the second terminal and an auxiliary contact portion for engaging the first terminal, wherein the finger-contact-elements are supported by a support frame of the contact assembly connectable to the first terminal or are configured for being directly connectable and supportable by the first terminal; one or more spring elements configured for acting on the contact-finger-elements so to urge the main contact portions against the second terminal when the first and the second apparatus are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Francesco Belloni, Andrea Farina
  • Patent number: 10511117
    Abstract: A female connector (F) includes a housing (10) to fit into a receptacle (81) of a male connector (M), and a front retainer (50) to mount to a front part of the housing (10). The housing (10) includes a terminal accommodating portion (12) configured to accommodate female terminal fittings (11) and butting portions (24) in the form of flat plates extending forward from an outer periphery of the terminal accommodating portion (12) and configured to butt against a back surface of the receptacle 81 when the housing (10) is fit into the receptacle (81). The front retainer (50) includes a cover (51) configured to cover a front of the terminal accommodating portion (12) by being disposed along inner side surfaces of the butting portions (24). A formation range of the butting portions (24) is smaller than that of the cover (51) in a length direction of the butting portions (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinjiro Kida, Yujiro Imai, Yuma Mamiya, Masami Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10468826
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing, and a shielding plate affixed to the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a base portion and a mating tongue extending forwardly from the base portion. The conductive terminals are exposed to two opposite surfaces of the insulative housing. The conductive terminals are arranged in upper terminals and lower terminals in two rows. Each row of conductive terminals include a number of high frequency signal terminals. The insulative housing includes a number of receiving slots located at a peripheral edge thereof for inserting the shielding plate to shield between the two rows of conductive terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10461471
    Abstract: Provided is a structure for installing an actuator capable of preventing mischief to a connector. The structure for installing the actuator has an installing surface provided on a power receiving connector, and the actuator. The actuator includes a lower housing to be installed over the installing surface, and an upper housing to be attached to the first housing, and the connector for connecting the lower housing and the upper housing. The installing surface has a step surface for hiding a tip of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroya Miwa, Akira Fukai, Fumitaka Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10454195
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for improving high-frequency characteristics in an electrical connector such as a BNC coaxial connector. An electrical connector according to the present disclosure includes: a cylindrical outer conductor; a center terminal located on a central axis of the outer conductor along an axial direction of the central axis; an insulator located coaxially between the outer conductor and the center terminal; and a band-shaped C-ring located inside the outer conductor. The outer conductor includes a housing groove for housing the C-ring, the housing groove being formed on an inner peripheral surface of the outer conductor on a front end side of the center terminal, and the housing groove includes a slope of which inner diameter is smaller on a front end side than on a rear end side, the slope being formed on a front end portion of the housing groove. An end surface on a front end side of the C-ring is corrugated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Saeki
  • Patent number: 10454220
    Abstract: In a typical connector, without closing up a clearance between connectors sufficiently upon fitting with a partner connector, a problem such as significant lowering of high-frequency characteristics due to backlash is caused upon high-speed electric signal transfer. A connector is provided, which includes multiple terminals, an insulator holding the multiple terminals, and an outer conductor shell housing the insulator. In the connector, an inclined portion raised from a side wall of the outer conductor shell is provided at a side wall portion which is to contact an edge portion of a fitting recessed portion of a partner connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Sakaizawa
  • Patent number: 10439233
    Abstract: A connector unit comprises a plurality of connector modules. Each connector module is coupled to an adjacent connector module in a first direction and is matable with a mating object in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. Each connector module includes a holding portion holding a contact and a coupling portion positioned adjacent to the holding portion on an end side of the connector module in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction. The coupling portion has a protrusion protruding toward the end side of the connector module, a concave part receiving the protrusion of the adjacent connector module, and a separation inhibiting part inhibiting separation of the protrusion of the adjacent connector module from the concave part. The connector modules coupled by the coupling portions are each displaceable in the first direction, the second direction, and the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daiji Hotta, Seiji Komatsu, Masahiro Imanishi
  • Patent number: 10348034
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first connector and a second connector inserted to a front of the first connector. The second connector has a casing. A latch portion is protrudingly provided above the casing. The first connector includes a shell. A locking arm is pivoted to the shell by a pivoting portion, and is provided with a buckling portion for buckling the latch portion. The locking arm includes at least one first position limiting portion and a second position limiting portion in front of the buckling portion. In a separation process of the first and second connectors, the locking arm is actuated, the buckling portion is detached from the latch portion and moves backward, and the latch portion firstly stops the first position limiting portion. After the latch portion is detached from the first position limiting portion, the latch portion stops the second position limiting portion from moving backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wen Chang Chang, Si Nai Peng, Hua Yin Dai, Wang Cheng Shen
  • Patent number: 10290967
    Abstract: In an example, a device connector may comprise a male connector plate, comprising a first connector to communicatively engage with a second, complementary connector disposed on a female connector plate, a guide post for insertion into a complementary guide slot on the female connector plate, and a dust cover actuation post to engage with a dust cover actuation tab on the female connector plate. A dust cover disposed on the female connector plate may uncover the second connector upon the engagement of the dust cover actuation post with the dust cover actuation tab, such that the first connector may communicatively engage with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Pol Morral Marti, Jorge Martin Montserrat, Pau Martin Vidal
  • Patent number: 10263358
    Abstract: A connector module (100) includes a base (1) including a front face (101), a rear face (102) opposite to the front face, a top face (103) connecting the front face and the rear face, and a mounting slot (104) extending through the front face and the rear face; a first connector assembly (2) mounted on the base; a second connector assembly (3) mounted on the base through the mounting slot along a rear to front direction, and extending beyond the front face for being mated with a mating connector; and a block member (4) mounted on the base with a portion projected into the mounting slot to block a rear end of the second connector assembly to prevent the second connector assembly from withdrawing from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 10211571
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing equipped with a plurality of receptacle contacts and enclosed by a capsular metallic shield sub-assembly. An insulative holder encloses the shield sub-assembly with a deflectable latching structure thereon. The plug connector includes an insulative body equipped with a plurality of plug contacts. An internal PCB is located behind the housing and soldered with the corresponding contacts. A capsular metallic shell encloses the insulative body and adapted to be received within the metallic shield during mating. A cable is connected to the PCB. An insulative cover encloses the internal PCB, the rear portion of the insulative body and the front portion of the cable with a retaining structure to be coupled with the latching structure, and a sliding assurance structure ensuring the latching structure and the retaining structure to be securely engaged with each other for maintaining the reliable mating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kamyar Khorrami, Wei-Te Chung
  • Patent number: 10199769
    Abstract: A plug connector assembly includes: a mating member including an insulative housing and a pair of latching members retained in the insulative housing; a cable; and an outer case, wherein the latching member includes a base portion, a fixing portion forwardly extending from the base portion, a connecting portion upwardly extending from the base portion, an elastic portion forwardly and rearwardly extending from an extremely end of the connecting portion, a locking portion disposed on a front side of the elastic portion and exposed to the insulative housing, and a pressing portion downwardly extending from a rear end of the elastic portion beyond the base portion; the outer case defines an operating portion for operating the latching member; the operating portion drives the pressing portion to disengage the latching with a mating connector; andthe operating direction of the operating portion is opposite to the movement direction of the locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan, Zhi-Yong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10193254
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided with a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a housing and a lock spring arranged at an end portion of the housing. The lock spring includes a pair of arms extending parallel to a planar side of the housing. The second connector includes a catch to engage the lock spring by flexing the pair of arms away each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Katano, Hiroshi Shirai, Takeshi Kimura, Akira Kubo
  • Patent number: 10177474
    Abstract: A connector comprises a cage and a top cover. The cage has a lower portion received in an opening of a circuit board in an insertion direction. A thickness of the lower portion in the insertion direction is disposed in the opening in an assembled position. The top cover is attached to an outer wall of the cage and has a plurality of pins. The pins are inserted in the insertion direction into a plurality of insertion holes extending through the circuit board around the opening in the assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongwen Yang, Hongqiang Han, Wenyu Liu, Jiwang Jin
  • Patent number: 10153585
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an anti-shedding power cable plug, comprising a power cable and a plug body. The plug body includes a hollow housing, the housing includes a lower housing and an upper housing, and the housing accommodates a lock insert and conductive pins. The lock insert includes an inner sleeve, a stepped groove is arranged in the middle of the inner sleeve, a supporting protrusion is arranged on the outer side of the stepped groove, a first rotating hole is arranged transversely on the inner side of the stepped groove. In the present invention, the anti-shedding hook enables the power cable plug to be locked on the socket, thereby preventing the power cable from shedding during use so as to improve the reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaoping Zhu, Yanlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10136522
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a circuit board assembly that may include a circuit board that may include a first side and a second side opposite from the first side. The circuit board assembly may include a female terminal inserted in the first side of the circuit board and an electrical component that may be disposed at the second side. The first electrical component may include a first male terminal extending through the circuit board into the first female terminal. A female electrical terminal may include an outer wall defining an internal space and a pair of prongs extending from the outer wall and at least partially within the internal space. The pair of prongs may be disposed at a vertical distance from the top of the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Xavier Carbonell Maté, Gerard Vall Gendre, Ramón Piñana López
  • Patent number: 10069269
    Abstract: A connector includes an inner housing configured to accommodate and hold terminals that are crimped onto respective ends signal wires, a shielding shell formed in a tubular shape that is attachable to the inner housing, and an outer housing having an inner housing holding portion configured to hold the inner housing inside the inner housing holding portion. The shielding shell is configured to be detachably attached to the inner housing. The inner housing has a looseness suppressing structure between the inner housing and an inner surface of the inner housing holding portion. The looseness suppressing structure is configured to allow the inner housing to be held inside the inner housing holding portion without looseness when the shielding shell is attached to the inner housing and also when the shielding shell is not attached to the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takakazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9966710
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes an insulated housing, first terminals, second terminals, a shielding plate, and two side arms. The insulated housing includes first and second assembling surfaces, an insertion cavity, and an insertion opening. The first and the assembling surfaces respectively include first and second hot-melt regions. The insertion cavity is extending from the end of the insulated housing opposite to the insertion opening toward an interior of the insulated housing. The insertion cavity is between the first and the second assembling surfaces. A portion of each of the first terminals and a portion of each of the second terminals are respectively in the first and the second hot-melt regions. The shielding plate is in the insertion cavity and fixed with the insulated housing. The side arms are respectively connected to two ends of the shielding plate and on two sides of the insertion cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Tien Chen, Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Xiao-Juan Qi
  • Patent number: 9960538
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided and includes receptacle connector and a header connector. The receptacle connector includes a connector housing with a receptacle contact, a fastener, and a lock. The fastener includes a fastening section fixed at an outer end portion thereof. The lock attaches to the connector housing and is movable along a length thereof. The header connector is engageable with the receptacle connector and includes a header contact that is connectable with the receptacle contact, a header housing, and an elastic fastener. The header housing has an engagement portion to which the header contact is attached and that engages the connector housing, and the elastic fastener extends outward from the engagement portion of the header housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Taisuke Nagasaki, Shinji Yamada
  • Patent number: 9942999
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly, adapted for electrically connecting an IC package to a printed circuit board, includes a first housing used for soldering on the printed circuit board and a frame surrounding the first housing. The first housing includes a longitudinal body and a protrusion projecting forwardly from the body. The frame defines a base and two supporting arms extending from two ends of the base, each supporting arm defines a latching bent from a top edge of a free end thereof for locking the protrusion of the first housing. The electrical connector assembly includes a longitudinal holding member, the holding member has two ends respectively connecting to the free ends of said two supporting arms so that the dimension of the opening formed between the free ends of said two supporting arms is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuo-Hsiu Hsu, Hao-Yun Ma
  • Patent number: 9929508
    Abstract: An electrical connector system is presented herein. The electrical connector system includes a first connector body containing a first plurality of terminals and a second connector body containing a second plurality of terminals that are configured to interconnect with the first plurality of terminals. The second connector body is configured to receive the first connector body. The electrical connector system further includes a locking feature configured to secure the first connector body to the second connector body in a pre-staged position in which the first plurality of terminals is not connected to the second plurality of terminals and further configured to secure the first connector body to the second connector body in a staged position in which the first plurality of terminals is connected to the second plurality of terminals after disengaging the locking feature in the pre-staged condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Puhl, Faviola Ramon
  • Patent number: 9917401
    Abstract: The second housing has a side panel extending in the mating direction and at least three second connector lock portions protruding from the outer surface of the side panel, the second connectors each being arranged in the transverse direction of the second housing and separated by an interval, and the first housing has a side panel extending in the mounting direction, a locking arm portion formed in the side panel and covering at least a portion of the outer surface of the side panel of the second housing when the first housing and the second housing are mated, and at least three first connector locking portions each formed in the locking arm portion in the transverse direction of the first housing and separated by an interval, and each engaging a second connector locking portion when the first housing and the second housing are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Teruki Nagase, Takuji Hanyu, Akihiro Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 9917404
    Abstract: Embodiments of a connector cover are described, which are easily attached to a keyed electrical connector housing, and which prevent misconnection with a mating connector. One embodiment features a snap-on design, in which the cover simply snaps onto the keyed connector housing. A second embodiment is in the form of a two-piece cover, which snap together about the keyed connector housing. A third exemplary embodiment features a slip-on design, in which the cover slips onto the keyed connector housing. In another aspect, an electrical connector system is described, which includes the connector cover and first and second keyed electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Balboa Water Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kuo, Charles Joseph Heiden
  • Patent number: 9887495
    Abstract: A power connector is disclosed. The power connector has an insulation body, a ground terminal disposed on a side wall of the insulation body, and a power terminal disposed in the insulation body. The ground terminal has a resilient protrusion. A side surface of the power terminal has a recess facing the resilient protrusion, increasing a spacing between the resilient protrusion and the power terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Qianjin Li, Guangming Zhao, Yuqiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9869825
    Abstract: A LC-typed duplex connector includes a connecting head assembly, a boot assembly and a handle. The handle includes a first elastic structure portion, a second elastic structure portion and a hand shank portion. When the second elastic structure portion is detached from the boot assembly, the first elastic structure portion is detached from the connecting head assembly under the action of the hand shank portion, achieving the detachment and alternate side operation of the LC-typed duplex connector. The detachable handle can efficiently fasten the connecting head assembly with the boot assembly together. The first and second elastic structure portions are easier to detach from the connecting head assembly and the boot assembly respectively under the action of the hand shank portion. Moreover, the hand shank portion is matched with the tail end of the boot assembly, thereby improving efficiently the space utilization of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SUNCALL TECHNOLOGIES (SZ) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: William Bailey, Lei Zhu, Jiangtao Hu, Hongbin Song
  • Patent number: 9780494
    Abstract: An electrical connector including an insulative housing comprises a first metallic shell including a first body and a first positioning section extending from the first body; and a second metallic shell including a second body and a second positioning section extending from the second body and aligned with the first positioning section in a first direction; wherein the second metallic shell integrally forms a fixing portion extending from the second positioning section and tightly attaching the first metallic shell onto the second metallic shell at their first and second positioning sections so as to form a receiving cavity surrounded by both the first body and the second body to receive the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ding-Cherng Chen
  • Patent number: 9780486
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector main member and an operation member. The operation member covers the connector main member at least in part in a plane perpendicular to a front-rear direction, The operation member is movable between a front limitation position and a rear limitation position. The operation member has, therein, a front regulating portion accommodation portion accommodating the front regulating portion, and an operated portion accommodation portion accommodating the operated portion. The front regulating portion accommodation portion is provided, therein, with a front regulated portion which is brought into abutment with the front regulating portion when the operation member is positioned at the front limitation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yukitaka Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9742114
    Abstract: A connector is fitted into a mating connector including a receiving member, and includes a locking arm for locking the receiving member. The locking arm includes an arm member which extends in a fitting direction to the mating connector, and a locking member which is provided at a tip end of the arm member or in the neighborhood thereof so as to project in a direction intersecting the direction of fitting, and locks the receiving member. The locking member includes a claw which is formed at a tip end of the locking member so as to project in a direction opposite to the fitting direction to the mating connector and is caught by the receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sasaki, Takumi Nakagishi, Akihiro Tsuruta, Kiyotaka Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9735604
    Abstract: A system, topology, and methods for providing power or data to electronic devices are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed. The system may include an internal power source, charging module, modem, and an external power coupling module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Wireless Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Ramin Rostami
  • Patent number: 9692161
    Abstract: Provided a connector for establishing an electrical connection between an electrical conductor and a printed circuit board. The connector includes an insulating element which has a plurality of cavities for accommodating contact elements. The printed circuit board can be inserted in the connector via a slot in a connection face of the insulating element and can be connected to the first contact faces of the contact element provided in the connection face. Opposite the first contact face, the contact elements have a second contact face which is provided for the insulation-piercing contacting of the electrical conductor. The arrangement of the contact elements in the insulating element allows a particularly space-saving design of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Lindkamp, Guenter Pape
  • Patent number: RE48179
    Abstract: A universal serial bus (USB) memory is disclosed. The USB memory includes a housing having a plurality of orientated indentations and a plurality of concave props, wherein the plurality of orientated indentation facilitates the USB memory to be connected while the USB memory is inserted into a female USB socket; a print circuit board assembly (PCBA) disposed in the housing, wherein the PCBA is fixed by means of pressing of the plurality of concave props; and a LED module having a LED indicator disposed in the housing and a LED module controller disposed on the PCBA, wherein a space is formed between the housing and the PCBA for disposing the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Tom Chung, Dean Huang, Peter Huang