With Graspable Portion Patents (Class 439/358)
  • Patent number: 10923856
    Abstract: A receptacle connector assembly includes a receptacle cage having first and second side walls extending from a top wall to form a module channel configured to receive a pluggable module. The top wall is non-planar and has a shroud extending therefrom forming a cage polarization feature. The shroud has a first shroud side wall, a second shroud side wall and a shroud top wall forming a polarization feature channel configured to receive a polarization feature of the pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Michael Sharf, Richard James Long, Steven David Dunwoody
  • Patent number: 10873160
    Abstract: A cabled receptacle connector includes a receptacle housing having a cavity extending between a front and a rear and having a mating slot receiving a pluggable module. A cable assembly is received in the cavity having wafers provided at an end of a cable bundle. Each wafer has a dielectric frame holding a wafer lead frame having signal contacts and ground contacts. The signal and ground contacts have terminating ends terminated to corresponding cables and mating ends received in the mating slot for mating with the pluggable module. Each wafer has a ground bus frame electrically coupled to each of the ground contacts to electrically common each of the ground contacts. The ground bus includes ground beams having mounting arms coupled to the dielectric frame and mating pads coupled to corresponding ground contacts. The mating ends of the signal contacts and the ground contacts are arranged in multiple rows for interfacing with the pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips, Brandon Michael Matthews
  • Patent number: 10858839
    Abstract: A roofing, cladding or siding product which is light weight, easy to install, durable, and resistant to environmental wear includes a module that can be used to form a weatherproof covering over top of a building surface. The module can also form a weatherproof covering, and be used as part of a thermal energy recovery or removal system. The module can also form part of a thermal energy recovery system that includes an array of solar cells to generate electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Zinniatek Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Leo Haynes, Ashton Cyril Partridge, John Wason McKee, Christopher Charles Morrow, Samuel Gwynn Buckingham, Johan Miros Kvasnicka, Gabriel Ioan Giurgiu
  • Patent number: 10855021
    Abstract: A connector includes a first housing including a receptacle, a second housing capable of being engaged with or disengaged from the receptacle, a locked portion provided in the first housing, a locking portion provided in the second housing capable of locking an engaged state of the first housing and the second housing by locking the locked portion, and a rib provided in one of the first housing and the second housing, which includes an inclined surface and a flat portion in sequence along the connecting direction of the first housing and the second housing. A position and a length of the rib and a position of the locking portion are set in such a manner that the first housing and the second housing start to be engaged in the order of the inclined surface of the rib, the locking portion, and the flat portion of the rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Akagi
  • Patent number: 10784621
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a connector housing having a first end and an opposed second end, a pair of release stops extending generally radially outward and adjacent to the first end, and a pair of deflection buttons extending longitudinally cantilevered from a pivot base having a lateral axis and having free ends extending toward the first end and located adjacent to and radially outward from respective ones of the release stops when in an unflexed state. The electrical connector also includes a latch arm extending longitudinally cantilevered from the pivot base toward the second end, with a free end of the latch arm including a latch lock configured to selectively engage a barb on a mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard Pusch, Yefim Grinshpun, David Menzies, Anthony Butcher, Bhupinder Rangi
  • Patent number: 10770834
    Abstract: In a fitting connector, a latch hold body includes a first fulcrum portion provided on a latch-release arm portion and exerting force in a detaching direction from a second latch hold portion on a first latch hold portion with a contact point with a first release-operation force receiving portion as a fulcrum when a latch-release operation portion is pushed, and a second fulcrum portion provided on the latch-release operation portion side relative to the first fulcrum portion in the latch-release arm portion and exerting the force in the detaching direction from the second latch hold portion on the first latch hold portion with a contact point with a second release-operation force receiving portion that contacted along with continuation of push operation as a new fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Noboru Hayasaka, Shotaro Shibata
  • Patent number: 10644436
    Abstract: A plug includes: a housing; a locking element that is pivotally mounted on the housing and by which the plug can be fixed to a mating plug; and a sealing element arranged between the locking element and the housing, the sealing element comprising a first fixing region for fixing the sealing element to the locking element, a second fixing region for fixing the sealing element to the housing, and, between the first fixing region and the second fixing region, an elastically deformable connecting region, by which the first fixing region is movable relative to the second fixing region during a pivot movement of the locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT E-MOBILITY GMBH
    Inventor: Dirk Moseke
  • Patent number: 10637191
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, a terminal installed in the housing, and a latch member. The housing has a top plate part including a spring part that has a cantilever form and is formed by cutting off a part of the top plate part. The latch member includes a main body part, an engagement part connected to a front end of the main body part, and an operation part that is connected to a back end of the main body part and is capable of coming into contact with a free end portion of the spring part, and the latch member is attached to the top plate part to be capable of swinging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Rie Nagase, Nobumasa Motohashi, Manabu Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10574043
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes: a lower cover having an opening; a locked portion formed on a lower side wall of the lower cover; an upper cover closing the opening of the lower cover; a locking portion that is formed on an upper side wall of the upper cover and is locked by the locked portion to restrict the upper cover from moving in a detachment direction with respect to the lower cover; a contact rib that is formed on the upper side wall, protrudes toward the lower side wall, and has a distal end formed to be close to a side of an assembly direction in which the upper cover is assembled with respect to the lower cover compared to the locked portion; and a locking portion slit formed between the locking portion and the contact rib on the upper side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Kanamori, Tatsuya Fukunaga, Takuomi Wada, Kenji Segawa
  • Patent number: 10566728
    Abstract: An electrical connector-assembly includes a first-housing and a second-housing. The first-housing has first-walls that include opposed gear-racks extending beyond an outer-surface. The opposed gear-racks are configured to engage a mate-assist device. The first-walls include opposed locking-fins extending beyond the outer-surface. The opposed locking-fins have first-fins and second-fins. The second-housing includes the mate-assist device which is moveable from an unlocked-position to a locked-position and is pivotable about the lateral-axis. The mate-assist device has gear-teeth configured to engage the opposed gear-racks of the first-housing. The second-housing has a skirt configured to slideably engage the outer-surface of the first-housing. The skirt includes flex-locks configured to engage the first-fins and retain the second-housing in a prestage-position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Sivakumar Niranjan, Bart Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10498077
    Abstract: Provided is a power connector comprising: a housing; a power supply terminal; a regulatory protruding portion; and a locking portion, wherein the housing includes, therein, an insertion space configured in such a manner that at least part of a counterpart housing of a counterpart connector is inserted thereinto, the insertion space communicates with an insertion port, the power supply terminal includes an exposed portion provided in a state of being exposed from the housing toward the insertion space, and a contact portion being at least part of the power supply terminal, the contact portion being configured to come into contact with a counterpart-side power supply terminal provided to the counterpart housing upon at least part of the counterpart housing being inserted through the insertion port, the regulatory protruding portion is placed on a side closer to the insertion port than to the exposed portion in a direction of the insertion of at least part of the counterpart housing, in the insertion space, the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsutaro Ohsako
  • Patent number: 10470324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a securing frame (200, 400) for a USB connection (120), which USB connection is provided in a housing (110) of an electronic device (100), wherein the securing frame (200, 400) comprises means for attaching to the electronic device and comprises at least one protective wall segment (220a-220c; 420a-420h, 430), which is designed to extend at least partially away from the housing (110) when the securing frame (200, 400) is attached to the electronic device (100) near the USB connection (120). The invention further relates to a USB distributor (500) having such a securing frame (400) and to a connector module (300) for use with such a securing frame (200, 400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: E.E.P.D.—ELECTRONIC-EQUIPMENT-PRODUKTION & DISTRIBUTION GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Blersch
  • Patent number: 10461478
    Abstract: Provided is a connector configured so that tensile strength when an attempt is made to forcibly detach the connector from a partner connector can be enhanced. A housing includes a body portion and a fitting target portion extending to the side of fitting to the partner connector. The diameter of a side portion outer peripheral surface of the fitting target portion is, at at least part thereof, smaller than that of the body portion. A conductive shell includes a first shell and a second shell. The first shell includes a cover portion configured to cover at least part of an outer peripheral surface of the housing, an elastic arm having a free end on the side of fitting to the partner connector, and a support portion elastically connecting the cover portion and the elastic arm and configured to support the elastic arm in a cantilever manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Sakaizawa, Kenichi Naganuma
  • Patent number: 10418752
    Abstract: A lock arm (12) of a first connector (10) includes a locking part including a locking piece (154) that directly engages with a locking projection (22) of a second connector (20), and an operating part (14) including an operating knob (144) to be pressed. The locking part (15) includes locking part coupling arms (153a and 153b), locking part supporting arms (151a and 151b), and locking part legs (152a and 152b) connecting the arms to an upper surface (11a) of a first housing 11. The operating part (14) includes an operating part supporting arm (141), operating part coupling arms (143a and 143b), and an operating part leg (142) connecting the arms to the upper surface (11a). The locking part coupling arms (153aand 153b) and the operating part coupling arms (143a and 143b) are respectively connected via coupling parts (16a and 16b). The operating part leg (142) is disposed between the locking part leg (152a and 152b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Young Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 10381753
    Abstract: A locking coupling for electrical connections that provides a low-friction interface that delays contact between conductive contacts and retains electrical and mechanical connection with a locking mechanism. A terminal plug embodiment and a coupling embodiment are disclosed, a button release mechanism and a locking recessed mechanism are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Rocal Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Groeger
  • Patent number: 10361511
    Abstract: An electronic device that comprises a base, an insert housing, and a connector. The insert housing is coupled to the base at a first end and comprises a first side extending in an outward direction from the base. The first side comprises a first retention feature formed in the first side at a first distance from the base and a second retention feature formed in the first side at a second distance from the base. The first distance is less than the second distance. The first side partially defines a second end of the insert housing opposite the first end and open to allow access to an interior of the insert housing. The connector is coupled to the base and disposed within the interior of the insert housing. The connector comprises at least two electrical leads disposed on a surface of the connector accessible through the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Eldhose Peter
  • Patent number: 10355422
    Abstract: Provided are an electrical connector capable of connecting a ground terminal to a ground with a simple structure without connection to a drain wire, and an electrical connector device using the electrical connector. The electrical connector includes signal terminals and the ground terminal, an insulating housing for holding the signal terminals and the ground terminal, and a conductive shell covering at least a part of side outer peripheries of the signal terminals and the ground terminal. The signal terminals form pairs, and the ground terminal is disposed between the pairs of signal terminals. A part of the ground terminal is in direct contact with an inner wall of the conductive shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Sakaizawa
  • Patent number: 10355412
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing (10) having a flange (31) provided on an outer periphery and a lock arm (17) having an unlocking portion (23) and provided near the flange (31), and a grommet (70) in the form of a resilient tube and to be externally fit on the flange (31). The grommet (70) includes a cover (73) for covering the unlocking portion (23). The lock arm (17) is deflected and deformed in an unlocking direction by the unlocking portion (23) being pressed via the cover (73). The cover (73) includes an operating recess (79) shaped to bulge toward the unlocking portion (23) and be concave when viewed from a pressing operation side. The unlocking portion (23) includes an inclined surface (22) for converting a pressing force applied in a depth direction of the operating recess (79) into a force in the unlocking direction during an unlocking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Matsuura, Shinji Iihoshi
  • Patent number: 10349542
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a latch assembly for securing an electronic component within a computing device. The latch assembly includes a latch, a base, and a cover. The latch includes a first structural member with a first plurality of pins; a second structural member with a second plurality of pins; at least one linking element that connects the first structural member with the second structural member; and a first securing element located at the first structural member. The base includes a receiving space for receiving the latch; a first plurality of slots configured to receive the first plurality of pins; a second plurality of slots configured to receive the second plurality of pins; a plurality of protruding elements; and a second securing element corresponding with the first securing element. The cover is secured to the base at the plurality of protruding elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Hsiang Lee, Kun-Pei Liu, Tsung-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10305221
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing and a fitting assurance member. A repulsion arm of the connector housing is sandwiched between an arm contact portion of a mating connector and an arm displacement regulation portion of the fitting assurance member and the repulsion arm is elastically deformed to be pressed to an outside by a leading end portion of the arm contact portion to be stretched in a straight line, when the leading end portion of the arm contact portion slides on an inner inclined surface of an arm inclined portion of the repulsion arm toward an arm leading end of the repulsion arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Ryosuke Ohfuku
  • Patent number: 10276974
    Abstract: A plug connector includes an insulating body having a mating portion, a ground terminal, and a latch member. A mating slot is disposed in the mating portion. The ground terminal has a first contacting portion protruding and extending into the mating slot, and a first tail portion. The latch member has a connecting portion and two locking arms located on two sides of the connecting portion. The first tail portion is in contact with the connecting portion, or in contact with the locking arms. Plate surfaces of the first tail portions are perpendicular to plate surfaces of the locking arms. The locking arms are located on two sides of the mating portion and respectively have a locking portion protruding and extending into the mating slot. The locking portions are used for engaging with buckling slots of a tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xin Zheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10266133
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for both power and data transmission. The electrical connector comprises an electrical plug (100) having a plurality of pins (131˜138) and an electrical socket (200) having a plurality of passageways (220) which are arranged corresponding to the plurality of pins (131˜138). The pins (131˜138) of the plug comprise at least one signal pin (131, 136), two or more positive power pins (133, 134) and two or more negative power pins (132, 135). The pins (131˜138) of the plug can be disposed such that the positive power pins (133, 134) and the at least one signal pin (131, 136) are positioned on opposite sides of the negative power pins (132, 135).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yin Tang, Jiangang Feng, Tao Peng, Lei Wang, Wentao Wang
  • Patent number: 10243303
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a metal shell, an insulating body retained in the metal shell and having a mating portion, multiple terminals, and at least one grounding elastic piece. The mating portion is recessed from front to back to form a mating slot. The terminals include contacting portions arranged in a row on upper and lower opposite sides of the mating slot. The terminals include at least one ground terminal formed by blanking a sheet metal. The plate surface of the ground terminal is arranged vertically. The grounding elastic piece is formed by blanking a sheet metal. The plate surface of the grounding elastic piece is arranged in parallel to the plate surface of the ground terminal, and the two are connected electrically to each other. A conducting portion is formed on the cutting surface of the grounding elastic piece, and in contact with the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xin Zheng Wei
  • Patent number: 10205281
    Abstract: The apparatus for retaining a plug within a receptacle may include a receptacle body and a release device. In one embodiment, the receptacle body may include at least one tab, and the at least one tab may include at least one barb. When a plug is inserted into the receptacle body, the plug may cause the at least one tab to extend toward an exterior side of the receptacle body while the at least one tab remains in contact with the plug. The plug may be retained within the receptacle body with the pressure applied by the at least one tab to the plug. In order to release the plug, the release device may come into contact with the at least one tab, cause the at least one tab to extend away from the plug, and allow the plug to be released from the receptacle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vertiv Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Preuss, Jeff Micek, Matt Dageforde
  • Patent number: 10205256
    Abstract: Provided are a plug and an electrical connector component. The plug includes an insulating body, a circuit board fixed to the insulating body, and a cable electrically connected with the circuit board and extending backwards from the insulating body. The insulating body includes a body part and a mating part which extends forwards from the body part; the circuit board has an inserting part that protrudes forwards out of the mating part; metal contact pieces are distributed on upper and lower surfaces of the inserting part; the insulating body is provided with a pair of baffle plates extending forwards from the body part; a pair of the baffle plates are respectively arranged on left and right sides of the mating part; and a limiting groove configured to guide the insertion of the plug with the socket is formed between each of the baffle plates and the mating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Xingde Wu, Jiangbo Li, Wen Liu, Long Jin, Tiesheng Li, Yue Wang, Jun Wu, Wanxing Wang
  • Patent number: 10148075
    Abstract: A first fastening clip comprises at least one seat for a line, and at least one hermaphroditic coupling section for connecting the first fastening clip to a second fastening clip of identical construction as the first fastening clip. The hermaphroditic coupling section of the first fastening clip comprises a base surface, a first connecting portion including a groove that widens inwardly from an opening of the first connecting portion distal from the base surface, a second connecting portion including a protruding rail that has a thickened intermediate portion between opposite longitudinal narrower ends, a first locking structure, and a second locking structure. The first locking structure of the first fastening clip is configured to lock with the second locking structure of the second fastening clip, and the second locking structure of the first fastening clip is configured to lock with the first locking structure of the second fastening clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert Loewe, Juergen Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10124101
    Abstract: A fluid resistant electrical connector for an implantable medical device includes a first connector assembly and a second connector assembly. The first connector assembly includes a first housing, an elongated coupling member, and first electrical contacts distributed around the coupling member. The second connector assembly includes a second housing, second electrical contacts, and a retention member. The second housing has a coupling member receptacle and a retention member receptacle. The coupling member receptacle is shaped to accommodate a distal portion of the coupling member. The retention member is partially accommodated by the retention member receptacle and movable between an insertion configuration accommodating coupling of the first and second connector assemblies and a retention configuration retaining the coupling member to prevent inadvertent uncoupling of the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Wong, George Chao-chih Hsu, Thomas Orduna, Shahn S. Sage
  • Patent number: 10096936
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes an electric connector having an insulating body, a first terminal group, a second terminal group, a latch member, and a first metal shell; and a second metal shell partially wrapping the periphery of a first metal shell. The first and second terminal groups have first and second ground terminals. The latch member is arranged in the insulating body and located between the first and second terminal groups. The latch member has a backward elastic arm partially protruding out of the insulating body. Both the first and second ground terminals are in electric contact with the latch member. The second metal shell has a cable-clamping portion for fixing a cable. The elastic arm elastically urges against the second metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10079459
    Abstract: A shelving system having a detached power supply apparatus includes at least a hollow vertical shelf rail, at least a bus bar inserted into the vertical shelf rail, and at least a detached power supply apparatus inserted in the vertical shelf rail and electrically connected to the bus bar. Each of the vertical shelf rails includes at least a punched hole, and two locating protrudes. Each of the bus bar includes a slot, and two current conductors. The slot includes a carrier surface, and a track abutting surface. Each of the detached power supply apparatus passes through the punched hole and is inserted between the carrier surface and the track abutting surface. Each of the detached power supply apparatus includes two push-in resilient ball head plungers, a receiving surface, an abutting surface, and two reeds. The abutting surface is engaging with the track abutting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Cheng, Jiangguo Dong
  • Patent number: 9997883
    Abstract: In an example, a first connector is associated with a first component and a second connector is attached to a cable that is subjected to a pulling force to effect decoupling, and an example apparatus for reducing risk of binding between the two connectors during decoupling of the two connectors includes a bracket that is rigidly affixed to the first component and that supports the first connector so as to enable the first connector to automatically align with the pulling force. An example method for reducing risk of binding between the two connectors during decoupling of the two connectors includes securing a bracket to the first component, and the bracket includes a pivot bracket. The method also includes aligning the first connector with the pulling force via one or more of translational or rotational movement of the pivot bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Harry Kendall Warden
  • Patent number: 9979124
    Abstract: An electrical socket with a security fixing includes a base and a number of terminal portions. The base includes an inserting side. The inserting side defines a number of receiving grooves. The terminal portions are fixed in the receiving grooves to conduct electricity to a plug. Two clamping members are protruded from the inserting side and when the plug is inserted into the terminal portion, the two clamping members latch onto the plug to hold it in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) C
    Inventor: Chia-Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 9979125
    Abstract: A fitting structure of a connector which fits a pair of housings to each other, the fitting structure is provided with a first step portion and a second step portion on at least a part of an outer circumferential surface of one housing, and a third step portion and a fourth step portion on at least a part or an inner circumferential surface of the other housing. The first step portion extends in an axial direction. The second step portion protrudes more highly than the first step portion and is positioned on a rear side of the first step portion and extends in the axial direction. The third step portion is in contact with the first step portion and extends in the axial direction. The fourth step portion is in contact with the second step portion and extends in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Hamada, Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Kazuyuki Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9979131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector assembly and a method to assemble the same. The electrical connector assembly includes a plug connector that is configured to be mated with a corresponding counter-connector. The plug connector includes a connector housing having a guiding feature and a locking device being arranged movable relative to the connector housing. The locking device has a guiding member and a flexible arm. The flexible arm is configured to be flexed during mating the plug connector with the corresponding counter-connector such that the locking device can be moved into a locked position. The guiding feature and the guiding member are configured to guide the locking device from a first position to a locked position so that the flexible arm is reflexed when the locking device is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg SARL
    Inventors: Sathishkumar Venkatesan, Thulasiraman Shanmugam, Anup Job Sebastian
  • Patent number: 9966700
    Abstract: An integrated data and security cable couples to a portable information handling system with pins engaged at pin guides formed in the system housing on opposing sides of a data port. At least one pin selectively locks and unlocks in the pin guide to secure the system to a fixture, such as a desktop. The locking pin releases from the cable side with a key or combination or, alternatively, releases from the information handling system, such as under control of an embedded controller or other security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Gee, Christophe Daguet, Mohammed K. Hijazi, Christopher A. Torres
  • Patent number: 9960505
    Abstract: A terminal strip having an insulating material housing that has a latching foot for latching onto a mounting rail and has a width less than the length and height, and conductor connections in the insulating material housing that are arranged next to one another in pairs. The insulating material housing is in two parts and has a base housing and a lower housing. The base housing has, in a first connection region, a pair of conductor connections that are electrically conductively connected to one another. In a second connection region, the base housing has a cutout that is laterally bounded by the insulating material of the second connection region. The lower housing can be inserted into the cutout. The lower housing has a conductor connection that is electrically insulated from an adjacent conductor connection that is arranged in the second connection region, in the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: WAGO Vervaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Gunter Spey
  • Patent number: 9941630
    Abstract: A power source connector device includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector includes a first housing and first terminals. The second connector includes second terminals. The second terminals face each other at least partially with a space in between. When the first connector and the second connector fit to each other, a portion of the first housing is disposed in the space. At the same time, a portion of an outer wall of one of the first connector and the second connector abuts an inner wall of the other of the second connector or the first connector. An engaging portion is disposed on the outer wall, and a corresponding engaging portion for engaging with the engaging portion is disposed on the inner wall. The engaging portion is supported using the first housing disposed in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seitaro Sato
  • Patent number: 9929501
    Abstract: A wiring feedthrough assembly is provided that has a set of parallel guide rails with slots with a female electrical connector positioned between the guide rails that join to a feedthrough connector with a male electrical connector. A set of wings on opposite sides of the feedthrough connector are configured to engage and slide in the slots until the female electrical connector engages the male electrical connector. A conduit extending outward from the feedthrough connector contains a set of wires, where the set of wires terminate at the male electrical connector. The wiring feedthrough assembly provides for more reliable connections that are easier to install and remove in applications such as display cases, including refrigeration applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Wael M. Hannawa, Ramize Sheena
  • Patent number: 9917795
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for converting signals routed through a fabric assembly. In some examples, a connector housing may house a paddle card having a first edge portion coupled to a twin-axial cable having first signal pathways capable of routing first signals to/from a fabric controller integrated with a processor/processor package. The paddle card may have a second edge portion that may couple with an external fabric connector including a second plurality of signal pathways. In some examples, first signals received at the first edge portion may be converted to second signals following a coupling of the second edge portion with the external fabric connector. The second signals may then be routed via the second signal pathways included in and/or coupled with the external fabric connector. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Glen Hanna
  • Patent number: 9917398
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a first component having a slot and an indentation and a second component having a hook and a protrusion. The hook is configured to engage with the slot by being inserted into the slot and being translated with respect to the slot. The protrusion is configured to at least partially depress as the hook is inserted into the slot and engage with the indentation when the hook is positioned to engage with the slot. The hook and the slot, when engaged, resist separation of the second component from the first component. The protrusion and the indentation, when engaged, resist disengagement of the hook from the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BAROBO, INC.
    Inventors: Graham G. Ryland, David Ko
  • Patent number: 9859657
    Abstract: A connector apparatus includes first and second connectors. The first connector includes a first latching part, a second latching part, and an arm supporting the second latching part, and visible from an exterior. The second connector includes a first latched part to be latched with the first latching part, and a second latched part to be latched with the second latching part. The second connector is to be engaged with the first connector. In accordance with an advancement of the engagement between the first connector and the second connector, as the first latched part is latched by the first latching part, the second latching part is guided by the second latched part and the arm is deflected, and after the latching between the first latching part and the first latched part, as the second latched part is latched by the second latching part, the deflection of the arm is canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9847604
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of terminals disposed in the insulative housing, a metallic shielding plate, and a shell. The insulative housing defines a base portion and a tongue portion extending upwardly from the base portion. The terminals have at least one grounding contact located laterally. The at least one grounding contact has a connecting portion retained in the base portion, a soldering portion extending backwardly from the base portion, and a tail portion extending upwardly from the connecting portion and exposed from a gap of the tongue portion. The metallic shielding plate has a bridge portion enclosing a front end of the tongue portion and a pair of side portions extending backwardly from two sides of the bridge portion. The side portions partly cover side edges of the tongue portion and electrically connect with the tail portions of the at least one grounding contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jing-Jie Guo, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9843132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector system comprising a contact terminal, a connector housing defining an aperture that receives the contact terminal therein, and a cable strain relief member separate from the connector housing. The cable strain relief member comprises a fastening feature for fastening the strain relief member to a cable for strain relief, and an integrated locking feature for locking the strain relief member to a corresponding counter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Ludwig
  • Patent number: 9825407
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) adapted for mating with a mating connector includes a connector (200) connected with a cable (300). The connector includes a mating member (1), a metal shell (4) disposed at an outer side of the mating member and the cable, and an outer shell (5) enclosing the metal shell. The metal shell defines an opening (43) adjacent to a soldered portion of the cable soldered with the connector to prevent the soldered portion from shorting with the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 9780489
    Abstract: A lock structure of a connector includes a lock arm and a lock release arm which are provided in one connector housing of a pair of connector housings which are fitted into each other. The lock arm is engaged with a lock engagement part of the other connector housing to lock a fitting state between the connector housings when fitting between the connector housings is completed. The lock release arm is formed integrally with the lock arm and can deflect the lock arm in a lock release direction. The lock release arm is provided above the lock arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Kanda, Takuya Hasegawa, Nobuyuki Mukoujima
  • Patent number: 9780490
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes a connector and a cable electrically connected thereto. The connector includes a metal shell, a metal cage enclosing a rear end of the metal shell, and an outer housing enclosing the metal cage therein. The connector has a front end for inserting into a mating connector and a rear end. The diametrical dimension of the front end is smaller than the diametrical dimension of the rear end. The outer housing includes a front portion extending forwardly beyond the metal cage to prevent the cable connector mistakenly inserted into an unintended receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Da-Wei Xing, Yong-Wei Chen, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9758114
    Abstract: A wire harness assembly and a method of forming such a wire harness assembly is presented. The wire harness assembly includes a plurality of wire cables and a wire support defining elongate slots having open and closed ends. The cables are disposed within the slots. Retaining teeth are defined by side walls of the slots and are configured to separate one wire cable from another wire cable in the same slot. The wire harness assembly also includes a slug formed of a moldable material that encases the wire support. The slug also encases a portion of each of the wire cables. The wire harness assembly further includes a grommet encircling the slug. The slug may be formed by disposing the cables within the slots of the wire support, arranging the wire support and the cables in a mold, injecting a moldable material into the mold, and curing the moldable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Volpone, Michael Bashkin
  • Patent number: 9660396
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) includes: a cable (30) having a number of inner wires; a first connector (10) including a main body (120), plural contacts (121) retained in the main body, a first circuit board (130), a luminous element (152), and a cover; and a second circuit board (180) assembled on a rear end of the first circuit board and getting power and grounding source from the first circuit board. The second circuit board includes a detection contact (182) electrically connected to an inner wire of the cable, and a chip (181) electrically connected respectively to the luminous element and the detection contact. The chip detects a voltage difference between the power source and the first connector. A light is emitted by the luminous element passing through the cover to indicate a charging status of the charging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Chen, De-Gang Zhang, Zhi-Yang Li
  • Patent number: 9627808
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a housing, a seal and a retainer. The housing includes a component receiving opening which extends through a mating end. The housing is molded from a first material. The seal is provided in the component receiving opening and is integrally molded in the component receiving opening of the housing, the seal being molded from a second material which is different than the first material. The retainer is positioned proximate the mating end and is integrally molded to the housing. The retainer cooperates with a mating component to retain the mating component in the component receiving opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS BRASIL LTDA
    Inventors: Gustavo Bonucci, Leandro Westmann Prado, Cassiano G. Martins
  • Patent number: 9614323
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a squib connector housing a plurality of socket contacts and a squib assembly housing a plurality of pin contacts for insertion in the socket contacts when the squib connector and squib assembly are moved in a mating direction and mated. A retaining means provided for retaining the squib connector and squib assembly in a fully mated condition. A spring, acting in a direction opposite the mating direction, provides a resisting force to oppose mating. During the application of a mating force to overcome the resisting force of the spring and move the squib connector and squib assembly in the mating direction, and prior to the squib connector and squib assembly reaching the fully mated condition, removal of the resisting force of the spring is triggered and the mating force is applied to moving the squib connector and squib assembly to the fully mated condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 9595793
    Abstract: Electromagnetic shielding about a part connected with a wiring board is easily and reliably carried out by a simple configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Masunaga