Rotatable Retaining Means, Pivotable Retaining Means, Or Actuated Gripping Retaining Means Patents (Class 439/372)
  • Patent number: 11942723
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to connector assembly for a connecting device. The connector assembly may include an electrical connector connectible with a corresponding receiving structure on a receiving device separate from the connecting device. Further, the connector assembly may include a connector housing enclosing the electrical connector. The connector housing may include a mounting lever engaged with a body of the connecting device to secure the connector housing with the connecting device and allow the connector housing to move relative to the body of the connecting device. Further, the connector assembly may include a biasing member disposed within the connector housing to bias the electrical connector toward the receiving structure on the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Chong S. Tan, Joseph Allen
  • Patent number: 11937677
    Abstract: A piece of luggage including a main body and a power supplying module is disclosed. The main body includes a moving module including a plurality of wheels and a main motor and a power unit electrically connected to the moving module. The wheels include an active wheel electrically connected to the main motor. The power supplying module includes a power supplying unit including a power supplying box and a battery and a connecting unit including a connecting part, a holding part and a conducting wire. The power supplying box has an output port. The battery is disposed in the power supplying box and electrically connected to the output port. The connecting part has a power port corresponding to the output port. The holding part and the conducting wire are connected to the connecting part. The conducting wire is electrically connected to the power port and the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LINGDONG TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO. LTD
    Inventors: Wei Song, Herrickhui Yaozhang, Song Li, Ou Qi, Yaming Tang, Botao Zheng, Guopeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11943892
    Abstract: An electronics shelving assembly and a method of assembling includes an electronics shelving assembly includes vertical support members that can be coupled with a wall of a vehicle. The vertical support members are conductively coupled with an electrical ground. The electronics shelving assembly also includes shelves, each having a horizontal support member and at least one vertical coupling member coupled with each other. Fastener assemblies mechanically and conductively couple the shelves with the vertical support members. Each of the fastener assemblies includes plural conductive plates sandwiched together and extending around a conductive fastener. The conductive fasteners may be coupled with each of the conductive plates and may be secured to the shelves to create a conductive pathway between the shelves and the electrical ground via the conductive plates and at least one of the vertical support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Deal, Christopher Mason
  • Patent number: 11916326
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a housing and multiple plug terminals. The housing has at least a base portion housing the multiple plug terminals, and a lock mechanism, and a pair of side portions each provided on both right and left sides of the base portion. At each of the side portions in a pair, a step portion is formed. In a state in which the plug connector is fitted in the receptacle connector, side surfaces of the step portions face the receptacle connector through a clearance, and front surfaces of the side portions are closer to the receptacle connector than the side surfaces of the step portions are to the receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chikara Ito
  • Patent number: 11855673
    Abstract: Described herein are radio tray assemblies that include space for a specific radio and its power supply and that additionally provide cooling and power conversion and control functionalities. The disclosed radio tray assemblies are designed to have a form factor compatible with legacy radio systems (e.g., MIDS-LVT) while enabling installation of a new radio system (e.g., MIDS-JTRS). The disclosed radio tray assemblies are configured so that the radio and its power supply are secured to a tray so that the radio and power supply are side-by-side and parallel lengthwise. A cooling module or assembly of the disclosed radio tray assemblies is disposed immediately behind the radio and its power supply and is configured to cool these units using forced air cooling directed lengthwise through the radio and its power supply. A power converter and controller module converts input power into the power required by the radio power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory D. Ostrin, Thomas J. Rock, Gregory A. Smyth
  • Patent number: 11846812
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an easy-to-unlock optical module. The easy-to-unlock optical module includes an optical module body and a mechanism of a pull ring for unlocking or locking connection between the optical module body and a metal cage. The mechanism of the pull ring includes a cover plate and the pull ring arranged on the optical module body. A pivot part for pivotally connecting the optical module body, and a first rotating arm and a second rotating arm respectively located on front and rear sides of the pivot part are arranged on the cover plate, and a lock head protrusion for matching with a spring lock groove on the metal cage is formed in the first rotating arm. The pull ring is pivotally connected to the optical module body, an unlocking contact surface and a locking contact surface are formed in the pull ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Dongguan Kang Xiang Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xirong He, Ming Luo
  • Patent number: 11843203
    Abstract: A power cord locking assembly includes a button projecting from an upper surface of an electrical outlet housing having an outlet core therein. The button is selectively positionable relative to the housing in a direction obliquely oriented to a plug insertion axis between a locked position, in which the button engages and secures a plug connector housing mated to the outlet core, and an unlocked position, in which the button is disengaged from the plug connector housing for removal of the mated plug connector housing from the outlet core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CIS Global LLC
    Inventors: Karl Klaus Dittus, Wade A. Clarke
  • Patent number: 11831828
    Abstract: A printer includes: a board including a connector unit that includes at least a power supply connector into which a power cable is to be removably inserted; and a housing including: a housing main body that accommodates the board and includes a cable connection groove through which the power cable is inserted in an inserting and removing direction of the power cable; and a connector cover configured to cover the cable connection groove, wherein the connector cover includes: a cover main body including a power supply opening portion passing through the cover main body in the inserting and removing direction, and a first interface opening portion passing through the cover main body in the inserting and removing direction; and a first opening cover portion configured to cover at least a part of the first interface opening portion, wherein the first opening cover portion includes a first coupling portion configured to couple the first opening cover portion and the cover main body to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Hirama
  • Patent number: 11799239
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided. The connector assembly includes a receptacle module and a pluggable module. The receptacle module includes a cage, a receptacle connector, a biasing spring, and a locking member. The pluggable module is moved from a front end to a back end, so as to be aligned and mated with the receptacle module. The biasing spring is configured to apply a spring load toward the front end of the cage. Accordingly, the mating between the receptacle module and the pluggable module may be accomplished through alignment in the following manner: the pluggable module pushes the receptacle connector toward the back end to compress the biasing spring, so that the receptacle connector is moved toward the back end to the locking member to be mated with the pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Eng-Kan Soh, Daniel B. McGowan
  • Patent number: 11777247
    Abstract: A housing assembly for a connector includes a securing mechanism for securing the connector to a mating connector in a securing position, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism in a locking position locks the securing mechanism in the securing position. The locking mechanism is latchable in a holding position in which the securing mechanism can be moved out of the securing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Florin Spataru, Bernd Leonhardt, Michael Schall
  • Patent number: 11749946
    Abstract: A connector with booster mechanism includes a housing, an operation lever rotatably mounted on the housing and including an arm portion, a drive gear integrally rotatably provided on the operation lever, a speed-reduction member rotatably mounted on the housing, and a slider. The drive gear is coaxial with a rotation center shaft and disposed at a position different from the arm portion in an axial direction of the rotation center shaft. The speed-reduction member includes a large-diameter gear to be meshed with the drive gear and a small-diameter gear having a smaller diameter than the large-diameter gear and coaxial with the large-diameter gear. The slider includes a rack to be meshed with the small-diameter gear and is mounted on the housing movably in a direction intersecting a connecting direction to a mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunori Asano
  • Patent number: 11715921
    Abstract: An electrical meter quick connect device has a housing with open faces. A first face is configured with connectors to mate to a electrical service panel in a meter connection manner, and a second face is configured with connectors to mate to a meter in an electrical service panel connection manner. First and second set of lines are within the housing, connected from the first face to the second face. A breaker switch is on the housing and coupled to at least one of the first and second set of lines. A third set of lines is connected to the breaker switch and exits a side of the housing, the third set including a ground line. An electrical vehicle charging line is coupled to the third set of lines. The device can be inserted between a meter and electrical service panel to provide an electric vehicle power connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Kevin John Ferree
  • Patent number: 11705680
    Abstract: A wall-mounted electrical-connector-engaging assembly for axial engagement with an electrical connector, the assembly including (a) a wall-surface adapter having front and back faces and attached to a wall over an opening in the wall and (b) a backcap. The adapter back face has a plurality of wire-connection points for installation of a corresponding plurality of wires, and the adapter front face has a plurality of slidably-engaging electrical connection points for engagement in at least an axial direction with the electrical connector. The backcap surrounds the plurality of wire-connection points and adjacent portions of the corresponding plurality of wires connected thereto, and includes a twist lock for installation on the wall-surface adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventor: Drew Syingshun Liu
  • Patent number: 11698498
    Abstract: A module for multiple network pluggable optics is disclosed. The module includes a Printed Circuit Board (PCB); a faceplate connected to the PCB; a plurality of cage assemblies connected to the PCB, each cage assembly is configured to receive a pluggable optical module via a corresponding opening in the faceplate; and a shared heat exchanger that is integrally formed and substantially covers the plurality of cage assemblies, wherein the shared heat exchanger is configured to cool multiple pluggable optics in the plurality of cage assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Simon John Shearman, Michael Reginald Bishop, Terence Arthur Graham, Bonnie Lynne Mack, Behzad Mohajer, Marian Mocanita
  • Patent number: 11700703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structure (1) for housing electronic modules (2) provided with a system for inserting, locking and extracting such modules (2) including adjacent individual recesses separated by side rails and a motherboard (13), each recess being intended for receiving an electronic module (2). The system for inserting, locking and extracting includes one lever arm (3) per individual recess (10) provided at a distal end with a device for pivoting on the motherboard (13) and guiding device (31) capable of engaging with a circulation device (22, 22?) connected to the electronic module (2) in order to couple connectors of the electronic module (2) with the connectors of the motherboard (13), as well as a device for automatic locking and unlocking of a proximal end (3p) of each lever arm (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: LATELEC
    Inventors: Jean Francois Bousquet, Bastien Puertolas
  • Patent number: 11691524
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical plug-in connection, comprising an electrical connector and a mating electrical connector, which can be connected to the electrical connector. The mating electrical connector has an actuating element, which can be moved between a home position (P0) and a locking position (P1) and is designed to cooperate with a guiding element of the electrical connector in such a way that the plug-in connection, proceeding from a pre-latching position, assumes a locked position when the actuation element is moved from the home position (P0) into the locking position (P1). The electrical connector has a toothing and the mating electrical connector has a mating toothing, which corresponds to the toothing of the electrical connector, the toothing and the mating toothing mesh with one another in the locked position of the plug-in connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Willem Blakborn
  • Patent number: 11695231
    Abstract: A locking connector system for releasably locking a first connector in mechanical engagement with a second connector. The locking connector system generally includes a first connector including a female coupler and a second connector including a male coupler, with the first and second connectors being adapted to mechanically connect to each other. The first connector includes an adjustable latch which selectively engages with a catch portion on the male coupler to lock the connectors together. The latch may be pressed downwardly, such as by use of a connected button, to release the latch from the catch portion and disconnect the connectors. The first connector is adapted to provide audible, visual, and tactile feedback to confirm when the latch engages with the catch portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Onanon, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Johnson, Keyon Keshtgar
  • Patent number: 11690190
    Abstract: A component carrier includes a baseboard, two sidewalls, and an ejector. The two sidewalls extend from opposite sides of the baseboard. The ejector includes a side plate, a handle, and a tab. The side plate is positioned in proximity to a first sidewall of the two sidewalls of the component carrier. The handle extends from a first end of the side plate in a first direction that is generally perpendicular to the side plate. The tab is positioned in proximity to the baseboard, and extends from a second opposing end of the side plate in a second direction that is generally perpendicular to the side plate and opposite to the first direction, the tab coupled to a first connector extending from the baseboard. The baseboard includes a first opening such that a portion of the tab of the ejector is configured to directly contact the electronic component therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chun Chang, Wei-Pin Chen, Kai-Yuan Chuang, Jyue Hou
  • Patent number: 11639616
    Abstract: A locking device for an energy storage device of a motor vehicle, includes a locking element, which is adjustable based on a control signal, by an adjusting device between a locking position, in which the locking element engages with a latch receptacle, and a release position, in which the locking element is out of engagement with the latch receptacle. The adjusting device has an adjusting element made of a shape memory alloy. The shape change enables the locking element to be adjustable between the locking position and the release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Dahmer, Andre Lajtkep, Martin Peteratzinger, Simon Schoenleber
  • Patent number: 11637397
    Abstract: A plug-side first electrical plug connector has at least two flat electrical contact elements arranged in parallel extending in a housing of the connector in the insertion direction of the connector for accommodating socket-side second plug connector in the direction of an opening of the housing. A plastic tip is formed on one end of a contact region of the contact elements, and at least one dome-like shock hazard protection element is provided in the housing, extending in the insertion direction adjacent to the contact elements and protrudes beyond the contact region of the contact elements. The plug connector is suitable for a motor vehicle inverter to supply power to an auxiliary unit of the motor vehicle, and provides shock hazard protection of the contact elements for a human finger and/or reliable operating security is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Marc Lindkamp, Guenter Pape
  • Patent number: 11621106
    Abstract: A waterproof connector that is easy to design and manufacture and that can provide sufficiently close contact with respect to a through hole including a tapered opening is provided. A sealing member that provides waterproofness of the waterproof connector includes an inner tube portion and an outer tube portion, and the connector body includes a holding projection. The holding projection is configured to be inserted between the inner tube portion and the outer tube portion from a rear side in an insertion direction and configured to push the outer tube portion against an inner circumferential face of the tapered opening when the sealing member is received between the outer circumferential face of the connector body and the inner circumferential face of the tapered opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Aoshima, Takeo Ida
  • Patent number: 11611174
    Abstract: On a round plug, outwardly directed detent hooks are arranged between a plug-in region and a contact carrier portion of an insulating body or a base portion of the round plug housing. A mating connector has, on a plug-in side of a threaded portion, an inwardly directed circumferential or interrupted detent lug. The detent arms do not need to reach through the threaded portion. The detent arms can therefore be made particularly strong, and the inner thread can be continuous. The retaining forces of the locking/screwing are thus very high, and the detent arms for example can be integrally molded on a plastic insulation body, and thus be formed in one piece therewith, for simplified production. Operation and manufacture are significantly simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: HARTING Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Martin L├╝ckemeier
  • Patent number: 11579190
    Abstract: A testing holder for a chip unit, a multi site holding frame for plural chip units and a method for testing a die thereof are provided. The proposed multi site holding frame for testing plural chip units simultaneously includes a first holder frame having a plurality of testing holders. Each of the plurality of testing holders includes a holder body containing a specific one of the plural chip units, and a pressure releasing device formed on the holder body to release an insertion pressure when the specific one of the plural chip units is inserted in the holder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mill-Jer Wang, Kuo-Chuan Liu, Ching-Nen Peng, Hung-Chih Lin, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 11581680
    Abstract: A receiving electrical connector includes a body, a slide movably connected to the body and defining a cam surface, and an elastic element biasing the slide relative to the body in a first direction. The cam surface is adapted to bias a mating connector received by the receiving connector from a mated position into a partially mated position in response to a force placed on the slide in a direction opposite the first direction and against an elastic return force imparted on the slide by the elastic element. The cam surface is further adapted to bias the mating connector from the partially mated position to an ejected position under a force applied on the slide by the elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Galen M. Martin, Brooke S. Glassman
  • Patent number: 11570927
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes a casing having a first engaging structure, a tray mechanism including a tray, a handle and an elastic member, and a server module disposed on the tray. The handle is pivoted to the tray. The elastic member connected to the tray and has an interfering structure. The interfering structure interferes with the handle to position the handle for making the handle not interfere with the first engaging structure when the tray is inserted into the casing along an insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Wei-Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 11551893
    Abstract: An electrical system includes an enclosure for housing an electrical device. The enclosure includes a door with an operating handle connected to a first shaft that turns the electrical device on or off when the door is closed. The operating handle is further operable to simultaneously rotate a cam assembly, which in turn rotates a second shaft which displaces an interlock mechanism for engagement or disengagement to a busway structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Mateusz A. Sadowski
  • Patent number: 11539163
    Abstract: A power tool including a housing that has a battery pack receiving portion configured to receive an interface of a battery pack, device contacts extending from the housing and configured to mechanically and electrically engage with the battery pack, and a latching mechanism supported by the housing and including an actuator and a latch member configured to selectively engage the interface of the battery pack. The actuator is pivotable to operatively pivot the latch member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Marx, Kyle J. Radovich, Jeffrey M. Wackwitz, Andrew D. Van Hoorn, Joseph R. Beeson, Troy C. Thorson, Nathan Bandy
  • Patent number: 11531382
    Abstract: A computing system comprises a module cage for containing a system board and a plurality of pluggable modules, the module cage having a front face, the pluggable modules arranged in at least two rows of pluggable module locations extending parallel to the front face within the module cage. A layered module locking system including a sliding front locking handle and a sliding rear locking handle is provided. The sliding rear locking handle extending beneath the front locking handle. The sliding locking handles each includes at least one locking feature for slidably engaging with at least one foot of a pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, John Norton
  • Patent number: 11499572
    Abstract: A cartridge-based fan apparatus includes a cartridge component, wherein the cartridge component includes at least an airflow driver and at least a first spindle secured to a rotary device, a cartridge housing unit, wherein the cartridge housing unit includes a cartridge insertion chamber, a motor, and a drive element that mechanically couples the motor to the spindle when the cartridge is inserted in the cartridge insertion chamber, and a securing mechanism that secures the cartridge component in the cartridge insertion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Justin Latulippe
  • Patent number: 11497131
    Abstract: An example electrical connector includes a body to receive a circuit board. The body includes a first end and a second end. The electrical connector also includes a first latch rotatably attaches to the first end. The electrical connector further includes a second latch rotatably attaches to the second end. The electrical connector further includes a link member attached to the body. In response to a rotation of the first latch, the link member is to slide across the body from the first latch towards the second latch to rotate the second latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cary Hung, Chien Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 11462896
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a casing and a cover member. The cover member includes: a cover-member main body; a restriction piece arranged along an arrangement direction with respect to a pair of locking pieces; and a rigid part that is disposed with a space provided with respect to the cover-member main body in an orthogonal direction and is extended toward the orthogonal direction. The casing includes: a pair of restriction reception parts opposing to respective ends in the arrangement direction of a pair of the restriction pieces in a state in which the cover member is fitted to the casing; and a rigid reception part having a rigid-reception-part projecting wall part located between the rigid part and the cover-member main body in a state in which the rigid part is inserted and the cover member is fitted to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Tashiro, Ryouichi Yokoyama, Takuma Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11385425
    Abstract: Provided is an optical module assembly including: an optical module body in which an optical transceiver is built; a first connector coupled to one side of the optical module body to be connected to an optical transceiver in the optical module body; a second connector, in which an insertion hole for inserting an optical cable is formed and the optical cable is inserted into the insertion hole, connected to the first connector to connect the optical cable to the optical transceiver connected to the first connector; and a disconnection unit installed on the first connector and the second connector to release the connection between the first connector and the second connector by rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SOLiD, INC.
    Inventors: Tae Ho Kim, In Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 11374345
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical connector comprising a housing and a radiator. The radiator is disposed on the housing, comprising a fluid flowing space, a fluid input port, and a fluid output port. The fluid input port and the fluid output port are communicating with the fluid flowing space. Fluid flows through the fluid input port to the fluid flowing space. The fluid absorbs the thermal energy generated by a mating connector plugged into the electrical connector. The fluid absorbing the thermal energy generated by the mating connector flows through the fluid output port to external.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventor: XiaoKai Wang
  • Patent number: 11329418
    Abstract: A connector plug has a connector plug body, a slider supported on the connector plug body and a jig attachable to the slider. The jig has an insertion portion which can be inserted into a slot of the slider and an operation portion extended from the insertion portion. The insertion portion has first and second insertion portions separated from each other by a predetermined distance. The slider can be moved in the detaching direction when the jig is moved in the detaching direction in a state that a first locking portion of the first insertion portion and a second locking portion of the second insertion portion are locked to the inner wall of the slot, and the locked state of the first locking portion and the second locking portion can be released when a force is applied to the operation portion in an inside direction to shorten the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKOH GIKEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Taira, Shuichi Takashi, Naotoshi Shiokawa, Masayuki Jibiki
  • Patent number: 11316301
    Abstract: An electrical connection assembly includes a first electrical member and a locking structure configured to lock the first electrical member to a second electrical member cooperating with the first electrical member. An adjusting sleeve is sheathed on an outer surface of the first electrical member and movable along an axis of the first electrical member. A collar is sheathed on an outer surface of the adjusting sleeve. A connecting bracket is rotatably connected to the collar. The second electrical member includes a first end coupled to the first electrical member and a second end opposite to the first end. The connecting bracket is rotatable to the second end of the second electrical member for limiting the second end of the second electrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NINGBO WELL ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guolin Yu
  • Patent number: 11205876
    Abstract: A lock structure of a connector assembly includes a socket connector and a plug connector. The socket connector includes a mounting base member and conductive terminals disposed in the mounting base member, and the mounting base member is combined with an outer metal shell. A base of the plug connector includes a plug part combined in the docking chamber, and a connection part, and contact terminals. The base is combined with a shielding housing, and a handle is pivoted to shaft holes of the shielding housing. When the plug connector is not locked on the socket connector, the handle is pushed apart from each other, by the shielding housing, and not clasped on the outer metal shell. After the plug connector is combined on the socket connector, the handle can be rotated to return the handle to original locations, and make the handle clasp on the outer metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan-Huang Liu
  • Patent number: 11196200
    Abstract: A plug connector includes an insulative plug housing with a plurality of plug contacts retained thereto. The plug housing forms a plug mating portion with a mating surface thereon. The plug contacts include front blade contacting sections extending beyond the mating surface and are arranged along the first direction with one another. Viewed along the first direction, the mating surface is curved with a bulged middle section. The receptacle connector includes a receptacle housing with a plurality of receptacle contacts retained thereto. The receptacle housing forms therein a mating cavity in which a receptacle mating portion extends along the mating direction wherein the receptacle mating portion forms a mating face behind which the receptacle contacts are located. During mating, the plug mating portion is snugly received within the mating cavity with the mating surface of the plug connector is spaced from the mating face of the receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Hsu, Ting-Ting Yin, Zhong-Bao Wu, Cheng-Jun Zou, Bin Peng, Jian-Kuang Zhu, Yu-Jia Deng
  • Patent number: 11133615
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first connector and a second connector mateable with each other wherein each of the first connector and the second connector has an insulative housing essentially composed of a bottom wall, a side wall and a pair of end walls wherein all the bottom wall and the side wall are rectangular while the end walls are right triangular. The first connector and he second connector are coupled with each other in a complementary manner with the corresponding hypotenuses of the right triangles confronting each other. A sealing member of a frame structure is located at an interface between the coupled edges of the housings in an oblique manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ta-Lung Liu, Kuo-Chun Hsu, Bin Peng, Jian-Kuang Zhu, Ting-Ting Yin, Yu-Jia Deng, Cheng-Jun Zou, Zhong-Bao Wu
  • Patent number: 11112573
    Abstract: A module for multiple network pluggable optics is disclosed. The module includes a faceplate, a plurality of cage assemblies, and a plurality of springs. The faceplate includes a front face, a first wall extending from the front face, the first wall including a heat exchanger, and a second wall extending from the front face, the second wall being offset from the first wall. The plurality of cage assemblies is positioned at least partially within a volume defined by the front face and the first and second walls. Each cage assembly is configured to receive a pluggable optical module. The plurality of springs are configured with one or more springs positioned between each cage assembly and the second wall to push the plurality of cage assemblies towards the first wall such that each pluggable optical module received into one of the plurality of cage assemblies is pressed against the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Simon John Shearman, Michael Reginald Bishop, Terence Arthur Graham, Bonnie Lynne Mack, Behzad Mohajer, Marian Mocanita
  • Patent number: 11086164
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a logic board assembly, a display device, and a liquid crystal display, the logic board assembly comprising a connection cable, a printed circuit board, a connector disposed on the printed circuit board, a timing controller, and a power chip, wherein the connection cable is pluggably connected to the connector, and the connection cable has a first state in good contact with the connector and a second state in abnormal contact therewith; the timing controller includes a detecting device and a control device, the detecting device configured to detect a state of the connector, the control device electrically connected to the power chip of the logic board assembly; when the connection cable is in the first state, the control device controls the power chip to be turned on, and when in the second state, the control device controls the power chip to be turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: HKC Corporation Limited, Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bin Qiu
  • Patent number: 11052817
    Abstract: Connection systems, apparatus, and related methods for use with vehicle electronic components are disclosed. A disclosed connection system for a vehicle includes an electronic component of the vehicle and a primary connector positioned on the electronic component. The connection system also includes a mounting feature positioned on a portion of the vehicle. The mounting feature includes a substrate and an aperture defined by the substrate. The mounting feature is configured to electrically couple the electronic component to a wiring system of the vehicle in response to insertion of the primary connector in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Ryan M. Wiesenberg
  • Patent number: 11031721
    Abstract: A cable-side interface unit for a plug system for transmitting electrical power in a high-voltage electrical system of a vehicle includes a housing configured to at least partially extend around one or more power contact parts of the cable-side interface unit and to fasten a cable to the cable-side interface unit. The interface unit also comprises colored and/or physical type coding means, which are arranged on an outer wall of the housing and make it possible to identify a certain component-side interface unit of the plug system from a plurality of different component-side interface units of the electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Josef Poemmerl
  • Patent number: 10955487
    Abstract: A high voltage diagnostic connector includes a housing holding a positive terminal, a negative terminal and a ground terminal with a cover removably coupled to the housing. An HVIL assembly is in the housing having a HVIL contacts and an HVIL shunt. An HVIL switch is held by the housing including a shunt actuator operably coupled to the HVIL shunt to position the HVIL shunt in an un-shunted position to open an HVIL circuit when in the primary position and in a shunted position to close the HVIL circuit when in the secondary position. The shunt actuator is movable between the primary position and the secondary position when testing the positive terminal, the negative terminal and the ground terminal with the testing device during diagnostic testing of the high voltage diagnostic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dinesh Loku Hemnani, Jeremy Christin Patterson
  • Patent number: 10873151
    Abstract: A connection device comprises a protection device configured to protect a cable, a connector configured to electrically connect the connection device to an external electrical connection, and a seal connecting the protection device to the connector. The seal includes a first sealing element mechanically connected to the protection device and a second sealing element mechanically connected to the connector. The first sealing element engages the second sealing element to connect the protection device to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Italia Distribution S.r.l.
    Inventor: Gianluca Zen
  • Patent number: 10788636
    Abstract: An optical module includes a base, an upper housing, an unlocker and a handle. The unlocker is rotatably connected to the base. The unlocker has a lock catch for locking the optical module. The handle is rotatably connected with the base by way of a first rotating portion. The unlocker is configured to be driven by the handle to rotate and cause the optical module to be in a locked state or an unlocked state. When the optical module is in the locked state, a first end of the handheld portion is further from a top surface of the upper housing than a second end of the handheld portion. A distance from the second end to a rotation axis of the first rotating portion is less than or equal to a distance from the first end to the rotation axis of the first rotating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongchao Pan
  • Patent number: 10784595
    Abstract: A power terminal includes a terminal body having a mating portion including plates with a mating space therebetween. A spring clip is coupled to the mating portion and includes inner spring plates extending along the plates in the mating space with a slot therebetween. The inner spring plates directly engage and electrically connect to the terminal body and to a tab terminal received in the slot. The spring clip includes at least one cantilevered contact spring configured to be spring biased against and electrically connected to the tab terminal. The spring clip includes at least one stabilization contact spring spring biased against and electrically connected to the corresponding plate and configured to be spring biased against and electrically connected to the tab terminal. The stabilization contact spring provides a greater contact normal force against the tab terminal than the cantilevered contact spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Adam Price Tyler
  • Patent number: 10770828
    Abstract: A charging gun includes a housing provided with a receiving cavity, a latching member movably assembled at a periphery of the housing, a circuit module mounted in the receiving cavity, and a waterproof and air-permeable assembly. The circuit module includes a magnetic switch. A mounting recess into which the latching member is mounted is provided at the periphery of the housing, and the latching member is rotatable about a rotation shaft in the mounting recess. The latching member is provided with a magnetic element, a state of the magnetic switch is controlled by a change of a relative distance between the magnetic element and the magnetic switch with rotation of the latching member. A mounting hole communicating with the receiving cavity is provided in a bottom surface of the mounting recess. The waterproof and air-permeable assembly is mounted in the mounting hole to discharge heat in the receiving cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KUNSHAN HUIHE NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongguang Cao
  • Patent number: 10720722
    Abstract: In the production of certain components, the components must pass through an existing treating device with limited clearance. This limited clearance will cause unwanted physical contact between the component and the existing treatment apparatus, such as a reflow oven for treating electronic components, such as an M.2 connector. In such a situation, it will be necessary to practice a method of separating the component into subassemblies or modules; separately treating the subassemblies or modules in the reflow oven; and then reassembling the subassemblies and modules after the reflow treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Shin-Ming Su, Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10673179
    Abstract: A smart breakaway electrical connector disconnects a powerline at a designed tensile load, detects the break, and wirelessly communicates the precise location of the break to repair dispatchers. Mating male and female housings hold the internal electrical connection points together. Locking arms pivotally connected to the female connector interlock by detent with the male connector and spring force on the locking arms is used to prevent disengagement of the detent until the design tensile force is exceeded. Photovoltaics combined with rechargeable batteries ensure power availability when the line is disconnected and utility power is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RyDeas, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Harris
  • Patent number: 10559915
    Abstract: A ruggedized electrical receptacle that has a shell configured to receive an interface of a mating connector and a contact subassembly received in the shell. The contact subassembly includes a contact printed circuit board, interface contacts coupled to one face of the contact printed circuit board, termination contacts coupled to the other face thereof, and an overmold overmolded on the board. The overmold surrounds the contact printed circuit board such that free ends of the interface contacts are exposed and tail ends of the termination contacts are exposed. An internal sealing member is disposed between an outer surface of the overmold and the inner surface of the shell, thereby creating a seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Pahulje, Kent H. Lambie, Jun Cao, Adrian Green