Rotatable Retaining Means, Pivotable Retaining Means, Or Actuated Gripping Retaining Means Patents (Class 439/372)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10451825
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an optical transceiver module with a locking arrangement that allows the optical transceiver module to be releasably coupled into an associated receptacle of an optical transceiver cage. The locking arrangement includes a handle member with teeth configured to engage notches of an actuating member to allow rotational movement of the handle to be translated into linear movement by the actuating member. The linear movement of the actuating member may be independent of the housing of the optical transceiver module, and as the handle is transitioned from a locked position to a release position such movement of the actuating member can urge release of the locking members of the optical transceiver cage by way of the tab portions of the actuating member. A user may then supply a force, e.g., a pulling force, to remove the unlocked subassembly module from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai-Sheng Lin, Ziliang Cai, Hao-Chiang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10446972
    Abstract: An electrical connector can have improved productivity, as well as a reduced size and thickness. The electrical connector includes an insulating housing including a plate-like portion and a main body portion provided at the rear of the plate-like portion so as to protrude laterally relative to the plate-like portion; a conductive contact held by the housing, the contact including connection portions exposed at the plate-like portion so as to be connected to a mating contact of a mating connector and terminal portions protruding from the main body portion; and an elastically deformable seal member provided in the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10355407
    Abstract: A first connector has the rockable lever for engaging with a second connector. The lever has a working part, the operating part, and the regulating part. When a second connector is pressed downward toward the first connector, the working part is pressed by the second connector. As a result, the lever rocks and the regulating part regulates the upward movement of the second connector. At this time, the operating part moves upward. When an operator subsequently presses the operating part downward, the lever rocks in the opposite direction, and the regulating part allows the second connector to move upward. At this time, the first working part moves upward thus pressing the second connector upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Norihiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 10219416
    Abstract: An electric power conversion apparatus comprises a terminal block for connecting a conductive member, the terminal block including: a terminal; a movable fastener that switches by movement between a first state and a second state, the first state being a state of holding the conductive member connected with the terminal, the second state being a state of releasing the conductive member; a storage unit that stores at least a part of the movable fastener in at least one of the first state and the second state; and vent holes that are provided in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Fumiya Ono, Sumiaki Nagano
  • Patent number: 10211568
    Abstract: A plug connector, in particular a high current plug, having a locking device for the play-free axial fixing of the plug connector with respect to a mating plug connector in a closed position coupled to the mating plug connector, wherein the locking device has a retaining element such as a latching clip to engage axially behind a locking projection on the mating plug connector in the closed position, and a mating pressure element which is located opposite the retaining element in such a way that the locking projection can be accommodated between the retaining element and the mating pressure element in the closed position. An actuating device for pressing on retaining element and/or mating pressure element is formed on the locking projection in a fixing position (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Willem Blakborn, Helmut MĂĽhlfellner
  • Patent number: 10211615
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector. The first connector has a hood defining a mating opening. The second connector has a housing body configured to be received in the hood, a rear end wall formed continuous with the housing body and projecting outward from the housing body in a circumferential direction, a lock arm configured to prevent disengagement of the first connector and the second connector, and a cover disposed at the rear end wall covering a portion of the lock arm. A front end surface of the rear end wall facing the second connector forms a uniformly continuous flat surface in a region including the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsugumi Matsumoto, Ryuichi Komiyama, Tomoyuki Funayama
  • Patent number: 10199771
    Abstract: A plug system with a plug connector, such as a high-current plug, and a mating plug connector, such as a high-current socket, for coupling to the plug connector by a lock device which counteracts a withdrawal of the plug connector from the mating plug connector in a locked position (I), wherein the lock device has a lever part which is secured to the plug connector in a pivotal manner and a securing clip which is attached to the lever part in an articulated manner for engaging into an engagement portion of the mating plug connector in the locked position (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Franz Josef Neureiter, Willem Blakborn
  • Patent number: 10183467
    Abstract: A device including a protecting material encapsulated metallic beam and a method of encapsulating the metallic beam using the protecting material layer are presented. The device includes a cantilever beam that includes at least about 90 Wt % of a metallic beam material, and 10 Wt % or less of a protecting material. The method of forming an encapsulated metallic beam includes the steps of depositing a first layer of protecting material over a substrate, depositing a second layer of protecting material over the first layer, depositing a metallic beam material over the second layer of protecting material, and encapsulating the beam material with a coating of the protecting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Oliver Charles Boomhower
  • Patent number: 10122120
    Abstract: A lever type connector includes a first housing having a hood part, a second housing fittable into the hood part, a lever swingably assembled to an outer circumference of the second housing in a manner that a swing motion of the lever allows the second housing to be fitted in the hood part and allows the lever to be accommodated in the hood part, and a backlash preventing part provided in the lever and formed so as to project toward an inner wall surface of the hood part. The backlash preventing part is in pressure contact with the inner wall surface of the hood part when the second housing is fitted into the hood part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Motofumi Kato
  • Patent number: 10103484
    Abstract: A lever-type connector includes a housing configured to be inserted into a mating housing of a mating connector, and a lever that is pivotally operable between a temporary locking position and a fitting completion position. The lever includes a pair of side plates and an operating portion. The housing has a lever-protection wall, protruding outward beyond a pivotal outer peripheral end of the lever disposed at the temporary locking position, the lever-protection wall being provided at an end portion of the housing in a direction opposite to a rotational direction in which the lever rotates from the temporary locking position toward the fitting completion position. The lever disposed at the temporary locking position is arranged so that the operating portion of the lever overlaps the lever-protection wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Tomohiko Shimizu, Shogo Suzuki, Hidenori Kanda, Masayuki Saito, Takuya Hasegawa, Kazuya Terao
  • Patent number: 10021796
    Abstract: An electronic control unit according to the present invention includes an electronic control element which includes a printed circuit board that electrically controls respective components of a vehicle, and a heat radiating portion that is provided at one side of the printed circuit board, a housing which accommodates the electronic control element, a connector which connects the electronic control element and the vehicle, a sealing unit which seals a connecting portion between the electronic control element and the connector, and a fixing bracket, and further includes a rivet fastening means in order to fastened the housing and the fixing bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Jae Yang, Jun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10018795
    Abstract: A plug mounted on an optical cable with one or more optical contacts each one having a tab which is deformable elastically or mounted so as to pivot relative to the rest of the contact, including: a body including a front part and a rear part; a bushing fitted around the front part with axial sliding forward, the bushing bearing a tab with an appendage extending inside the rear part, the tab of the bushing and the tab of each contact being disposed relative to each other so that when a traction force is applied to make the bushing slide around the front part, the appendage is able to bear against the tab of each contact so as to deform it elastically or make it pivot until the disconnection is produced between the contact and the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: RADIALL
    Inventors: Benoit Dupeux, Fabien Bourgeas, Dominique Lomuscio
  • Patent number: 9899775
    Abstract: A connector insert is disclosed. The connector insert has a cable including a plurality of wires, a plurality of plug contacts, a housing including at least one reception chamber defining an inlet, and a stabilizer including a first fastening location at which the stabilizer is attached to the housing and a second fastening location at which the stabilizer is attached to the cable. Each plug contact is attached to a wire, and the reception chamber accepts the plug contacts through the inlet. The stabilizer is composed of a dimensionally stable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Bert Bergner, Robert Wuerker, Wolfgang Mueller, Christian Schellhaas
  • Patent number: 9887485
    Abstract: A ruggedized electrical connector that includes a shell that has an interface front side and an opposite rear side for mounting on a printed circuit board. An interface sealing member is coupled to the interface front side of the shell. The interface sealing member substantially covers the interface front side of the shell for preventing contaminants from passing externally around the shell. A contact subassembly is received in the shell and includes a plurality of contacts and a housing supporting the contacts. Each of the contacts has an interface end and a tail end. The interface ends are arranged in a mating platform extending from the housing toward the front side of said shell for engaging a mating connector. An internal sealing member is coupled around the housing for preventing contaminants from passing internally though the shell. A rear shield is coupled to the rear side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Harold Lambie, John Mark Pahulje, Jun Cao, Adrian Green
  • Patent number: 9818456
    Abstract: A storage module installed with multiple M.2 SSDs includes a frame, at least one circuit assembly, and plural M.2 SSDs. The circuit assembly is fixed to the frame along a direction. The circuit assembly includes plural circuit modules and a power connector. The circuit modules are electrically connected to each other in series. Each of the circuit modules includes a circuit board, a M.2 slot, and a signal connector. The circuit board is fixed to the frame. The M.2 slot is fixed to the circuit board. The signal connector is electrically connected to the circuit board and located outside the frame. The power connector is electrically connected to the circuit board of a corresponding one of the circuit modules. The M.2 SSDs plug into the M.2 slots of the circuit modules respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: IOI Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Hua-Kang Wu
  • Patent number: 9791473
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a test probe, a test probe component, and a test platform. The test probe comprises a probe body, wherein one end of the probe body is of a hollow design, thereby cooperating with a gold finger through insertion. According to the present invention, one end of the probe body is of a hollow design, thereby cooperating with the gold finger through insertion, thus solving the current technical problems of the assembling of the probe being relatively difficult, the requirements for processing of the through-hole being relative high, and the powering on being unstable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Ceway Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Linhong Nie
  • Patent number: 9748693
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a first housing, a second housing, a machine readable identifier coupled to the second housing, and a position assurance lock disposed proximate to the second housing. The position assurance lock is configured to secure the first housing to the second housing and place the machine readable identifier in a first state or a second state, depending on whether the first housing is secured to the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Exenberger, Brian L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9685747
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electrical connector and an electrical connector manufactured by the same. The method includes: separately stamping a first terminal and a second terminal, where the first terminal has a first welding portion, and the second terminal has a second welding portion; insert-molding the first terminal in a first body and a second body, and insert-molding the second terminal in a third body and a fourth body; assembling and locating the first body and the third body, and assembling and locating the second body and the fourth body; and synchronously bending the first terminal and the second terminal. Relative locations of the first welding portion and the second welding portion are unchanged, which ensures that the first welding portion and the second welding portion are located at predetermined locations, ensures good welding of the electrical connector, and ensures a reliable electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiao Li Chen
  • Patent number: 9629277
    Abstract: A fastener and a server are provided. The fastener includes a main body, a hook and an elastic portion. The hook connects to the main body and protrudes along in a first direction. The elastic portion connects to the main body and protrudes along a second direction to press against an electronic module, wherein the second direction is substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Yi-Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 9583860
    Abstract: An electrical connector with recordable position assurance includes a housing, an electrical conductor, an indicating feature, and a concealing feature. The housing is configured to engage a complementary mating connector during a mating operation. The indicating feature and the concealing feature are both carried by the housing. The indicating feature has a visual identifier disposed thereon. The indicating feature and the concealing feature are movable relative to each other between a concealed position and an exposed position. The concealing feature conceals at least a portion of the visual identifier in the concealed position. The visual identifier is exposed or exposable in the exposed position. The indicating feature is in the exposed position relative to the concealing feature when the housing is fully mated to the mating connector, and is in the concealed position relative to the concealing feature when the housing and mating connector are not fully mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Robert DeWitte
  • Patent number: 9515417
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a medical monitoring system includes an extension cable for connecting a medical monitoring device to a sensor cable of a sensor. The extension cable includes a head for accepting a plug of the sensor club, wherein the head includes a lid for restraining the plug within an port of the head of the extension cable. Further, the head includes a hinge configured to allow the lid to rotate about the hinge, wherein the hinge is located within the head such that the head includes substantially flat outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Timothy W. Fries, Friso Schlottau, Sarah Hayman
  • Patent number: 9466897
    Abstract: A double-wire terminal block structure includes an insulation housing, a conductive terminal block, and a clamp terminal block. The insulation housing includes a press hole and a press block movable with respect to the press hole. The conductive terminal block has a base and two extension arms bent and extending from the base. The clamp terminal block includes a base plate positioned on the base, two flexible arms bent from the base plate, and a contact portion connected to each flexible arm. The press block passes through between the two flexible arms to press each contact portion, so that the two flexible arms are resiliently released from contact with the two extension arms to allow wires to be inserted and clamped between the flexible arms and the extension arms. Accordingly, connecting wire can be achieved easily, conveniently, and efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 9385473
    Abstract: A lever-actuated electrical connector is disclosed having a housing mateable with a mating connector having a complementary mating terminal. A mating lever is positioned on the housing and rotatable from an initial mating position to a final mating position. A lever lock is disposed on the mating lever and latches to a mating housing of the mating connector when the mating connector and electrical connector are completely mated. A mating detection terminal is positioned on the mating lever and forms a detection circuit when in contact with the mating terminal of the mating connector. The position of the mating detection terminal is controlled by the lever lock through the operation of the mating lever, and the detection circuit is only formed when the mating lever is in a final mating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Shingo Iwatani
  • Patent number: 9356391
    Abstract: A separation prevention rib (85) is formed in a locking protrusion (80), an engagement portion (31) of a locking arm (30) is caught on the separation prevention rib (85) when a second connector housing (60) is separated, and thus a first connector housing (10) is pulled by the separation operation of the second connector housing (60) to re-lock the first connector housing (10) to a panel (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Yosuke Akagi
  • Patent number: 9325090
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing and an ejector retained the insulative housing to lock an electronic card. The insulative housing includes a central slot for receiving the electronic card and two end portions located on opposite sides of the central slot respectively. The card edge connector also includes a metal member located on the end portion of the insulative for electrically connecting to the metal member. Thus, The card edge connector having a higher electrical function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Xue-Hai Shen, Zhuang-Xing Li, Wen-Jun Tang, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Patent number: 9257766
    Abstract: A circuit board connecting device comprising a first connector which having a first fixing metallic member attached to a first housing, a second connector having a second fixing metallic member attached to a second housing, and holding means operative to prevent the second housing from being undesirably separated from the first housing under a condition in which the first and second housings are coupled with each other, wherein end portions of a resilient movable holding member provided on the first connector to be movable in a predetermined direction are supported respectively by the first fixing metallic member to engage respectively with portions of the second fixing metallic member for holding the second housing when the second housing is coupled with the first housing, so that the end portions of the resilient movable holding member and the portions of the second fixing metallic member constitute the holding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Dai-ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9246270
    Abstract: In a power supply connector, when defect is detected at the locking part by the defect detection means, sliding of the connector body and the grasping member with respect to the case is locked by the case lock mechanism; when defect is not detected at the locking part, the case lock mechanism is released and the connector body and the grasping member become slidable in a direction of nearly the same axis line with respect to the case. When the grasping member is slid forward with respect to the case in a state in which the case lock mechanism is released, the connector body becomes movable to the front with respect to the case. As a result, in the power supply connector, the connector in the power supply side is not connectable to the connector of the power reception side when there is a defect in the locking part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Tomoaki Toratani, Naomi Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9209563
    Abstract: According to the present invention, the pin, which is provided on the link member that links the lock lever and the electromagnetic solenoid, can be removed from both sides of the power supply connector. Thus, the pin can be removed from the side that allows workspace, regardless of the side on which the openable lid of the power reception connector is positioned. Thus, even when the electromagnetic solenoid malfunctions, the pin can be extracted with certainty, and the lock can be released. Thus, the power supply connector can be pulled out from the power reception connector. Further, because a cover is provided on the grasping member, the pin extraction workability is also excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoaki Toratani, Naomi Takahashi, Kenichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9197017
    Abstract: A fore connection member, comprising a fore connection member body and engaging-disengaging members. The engaging-disengaging members are pivoted to side surfaces of the fore connection member body respectively, and each comprise a recess, a grab, an operating end, an abutting end and a pivoting end. The engaging-disengaging members each have the pivoting end thereof pivoted to a corresponding one of the side surfaces and pivots about the fore connection member body. The operating end and the abutting end are disposed at two sides of the pivoting end respectively, the grab is provided with a hook portion facing the abutting end, and a circular arc abutting portion disposed at the abutting end comprises a circular arc abutting surface smoothly connected to the recess. A rear connection member for use with the fore connection member and a connection member comprising the fore connection member and the rear connection member are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Shang Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 9188119
    Abstract: A fluid-working machine has a plurality of working chambers, e.g., cylinders, of cyclically changing volume, a high-pressure fluid manifold and a low-pressure fluid manifold, at least one valve linking each working chamber to each manifold, and electronic sequencing means for operating said valves in timed relationship with the changing volume of each chamber, wherein the electronic sequencing means is arranged to operate the valves of each chamber in one of an idling mode, a partial mode in which only part of the usable volume of the chamber is used, and a full mode in which all of the usable volume of the chamber is used, and the electronic sequencing means is arranged to select the mode of each chamber on successive cycles so as to infinitely vary the time averaged effective flow rate of fluid through the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Uwe Bernhard Pascal Stein, Niall James Caldwell, William Hugh Salvin Rampen, Jonathan Paul Almond
  • Patent number: 9134492
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes a cable clip. The cable clip is configured to maintain engagement of an optical interface with a lens assembly included in an optoelectronic module. The cable clip includes a forward section, a clip body, a connector retention mechanism, a lens latch, and a release lever. The clip body is connected to the forward section at a clip shoulder. The connector retention mechanism is configured to retain the optical interface and extends from the clip body. The lens latch is positioned at a first end. The lens latch is configured to latch the lens assembly when a portion of the optical interface is received within the lens assembly. The release lever is connected to the forward section. The release lever is configured to unlatch the lens latch from the lens assembly in response to application of an actuation force above a particular threshold magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Cindy H. Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9122030
    Abstract: An optical module is provided for mounting in a cage of a host device. The optical module includes at least one optical subassembly (OSA) and a printed circuit board (PCB) supported by a first housing structure. The optical module also includes a latch mechanism, which includes a lever and a latch, as well as a clamp. A pivot pin of the latch is rotatably supported by the first housing structure and the clamp in cooperation. Advantageously, the clamp secures both the OSA and the latch, while providing access to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Boping Xie
  • Patent number: 9071003
    Abstract: A so-called QSFP-plug-in connector is suggested for high performance-plug-in connections in data centers, which comprises a one-piece metallic exterior housing and in which a one-piece locking device is embodied, which via a latch attached thereat can be released from an appropriately embodied cage-like counter connector. Here, a circuit board is provided for the direct plug-in connection in copper-based twin-axial cable connections which is connected inside the exterior housing with electric conductors arranged therein. The electric conductors are held in axially aligned grooves via a fixing clip encompassing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Marc Lindkamp
  • Patent number: 9033723
    Abstract: A high voltage connector is provided that includes a female body, a male body, and a safety pin. The female body has an insertion bore, a push bar, and an engagement portion. The male body is inserted in the female body. An upper end portion of the male body has an engagement hook positioned to correspond to the engagement portion to engage the engagement hook and the engagement portion when the male body is inserted into the insertion bore of the female body. In addition, a first side of the safety pin is inserted in an upper portion of the insertion bore in the female body and contacts first sides of the engagement portion and the engagement hook. A second side of the safety pin is exposed and has a pin recess into which a removal tool is to be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jin Su Jeong, Hyong Joon Park
  • Patent number: 9033726
    Abstract: Systems for establishing electrical interconnections for helmet-mounted devices are disclosed. A system for establishing an electrical interconnection for a helmet-mounted device is comprises a first interconnect mechanism coupled to one of a helmet and the helmet-mounted device, and a second interconnect mechanism coupled to the other one of the helmet and the helmet-mounted device. The first interconnect mechanism comprises a first frame, a biasing member, a plurality of first electrical contacts, and a first projection. The second interconnect mechanism comprises a second frame, a plurality of second electrical contacts, and a second projection. As the first interconnect mechanism is moved toward the second interconnect mechanism, the contact between the first projection and the second projection causes rotation of the first frame in a direction opposite the predetermined rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EXELIS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Seth Bandy, William Eric Garris
  • Patent number: 9028265
    Abstract: A lever mechanism for connector fitting 1 includes a hold part 2 for holding a connector housing 4, and a handle part 3. When the handle part 3 is rotated and the connector housing 4 is thereby inserted into the connector housing 5, an engaging projection 24 is caused to retreat from the inner surface of a side plate 21 toward the connector housing 4, thereby removing the holding of the connector housing 4 by the hold part 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Osamu Oshita, Naoki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masao Nagano, Akihiro Tsuruta, Tetsuya Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150125119
    Abstract: A connector including a housing with a cable entry and a contact face presenting one or more conductors for signal transfer to associated conductors of a complementary connector. The connector includes a cable entry shield of an electro-conductive material gripping around the cable at the cable entry. The cable entry shield can for example be formed by a pin holder for holding alignment pins and the base of a locking device, jointly gripping around the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FCI Asia Pte Ltd.
    Inventor: Gert Droesbeke
  • Publication number: 20150118888
    Abstract: A device for closing a plug connector housing which comprises a first housing part and a second housing part includes a Socking element which comprises an elongate handle and two fastening portions which are each connected to the handle. The fastening portions each comprise a first web element and a second web element which are arranged with respect to one another in a V-shape. The web elements each comprise a free end portion for fastening to a bearing journal which is formed on the first housing part and the second housing part. A third web element having a curvature arranged between the first web element and the second web element such that the fastening portions each comprise a through-opening. The through-opening is delimited by the first web element, the second web element and the third web element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jens Andresen, Jens Gerullis, Thorsten Diessel
  • Publication number: 20150118889
    Abstract: A terminal block allows wires to be connected to the block by insertion at a front portion of the block and along a direction parallel to the length of the block. The block includes a securing feature to retain the electrical conductor securely in the block while also allowing simplified connection and disconnection of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Lior Assif, Alon Rozenvax, Shlomo Zilberman
  • Publication number: 20150111415
    Abstract: A connector is for connection to a plate-like connection object. The connector includes contacts, a housing holding the contacts, and an operating member for connecting the connection object to the contacts. The operating member has a pair of rotating shaft portions spaced apart from each other in a right-left direction and is rotatably supported by the housing so as to be displaceable between an initial position and a connecting position. The housing has a receiving portion which is open upward. The receiving portion is adapted to receive, from obliquely front, insertion of the connection object and to receive the operating member when the operating member is in the connecting position. The housing further has protruding portions in the rear part of the receiving portion for preventing upward warping of the connection object. The protruding portions are located between the pair of rotating shaft portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yosuke HONDA
  • Publication number: 20150111414
    Abstract: When the connector housings are positioned to a fitting operation start position and the fitting operation lever 30 on the second connector housing 20 is rotated, the second support recessed parts 22 send out fulcrum shafts 33 of the fitting operation lever 30 to the first support recessed parts 12. When the connector housings are completely fitted and connected to each other by a rotating operation of the fitting operation lever 30, the first support recessed parts 12 detach the fitting operation lever 30 form the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Kamiya
  • Patent number: 8979570
    Abstract: A connector comprises a receiving portion, a housing and an actuator. The housing has a lock portion protruding upward and a recess formed with a bottom portion. The actuator has a pressing portion. The actuator is supported by the housing so as to be pivotable between an open position and a close position. When the actuator is located at the open position, a plate-like or sheet-like object comprising an interposed portion and a locked portion, for example, a Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC), is inserted and received in the receiving portion. When the object is received in the receiving portion, the interposed portion is located above the recess, and the locked portion is located rearward of the lock portion. The pressing portion and the bottom portion interpose the interposed portion of the object when the actuator pivots from the open position to the close position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yokoo
  • Publication number: 20150070857
    Abstract: A jack assembly includes a jack element, an elastic element, and at least one latching portion. The jack element defines a jack opening configured for receiving an electronic element therein. The elastic element is mounted in a side of the jack element. The at least one latching portion protrudes on the elastic element and extends towards the jack opening. The at least one latching portion detachably latches the electronic element to the jack opening so as to secure the electronic element within the jack opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: DING-YU LIN
  • Publication number: 20150056844
    Abstract: An electric connector including a housing having an insertion opening for a flat conductor, a connector terminal that is conductively connected to the flat conductor, an actuator having a pressing surface, and a shaft portion. The connector terminal is provided with a terminal portion that comes in contact with the flat conductor and a base end that supports the terminal portion. The terminal portion is provided with a front terminal that includes a front contact portion that is provided on an insertion opening side with respect to the shaft portion so as to face the pressing surface and a rear terminal that includes a rear contact portion that is provided on the rear side of the housing with respect to the pressing surface and at a position that is closer to the pressing surface with respect to the front contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Toru Takane
  • Publication number: 20150044900
    Abstract: An electrical plug retainer outlet includes a connector outlet including a switchable plug retainer assembly mounted on the connector outlet. The plug retainer assembly includes a retaining element, a switch, and a coupling unit connecting the switch and the retaining element. The outlet is configured such that by operating the switch, the retaining element is shifted between a neutral position and an engaged position. In the engaged position, the retaining element provides a form-fit connection, a frictional connection, or both, to a plug connected to the connector outlet. The retaining element interferes with an insulation of the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Gregor Mcdowall
  • Patent number: 8936482
    Abstract: A safety lock device for locking a charging connector in a charging receptacle of an electric vehicle is provided. The safety lock device includes a locking pin movable between a first position and a second position, an actuator configured to drive the locking pin between the first position and second position, a sensor configured to measure information used in determining a distance the actuator has driven the locking pin and a control unit electrically connected to the sensor and configured to receive the measured information from the sensor and determine the status of the safety lock based on the measured information received from the sensor. The charging connector and charging receptacle may be part of a Fast Charge coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Micah J. Smith, Alisyn M. Malek
  • Publication number: 20150004829
    Abstract: A fitting operation lever includes rotation fulcrum holes rotationally engaged with boss portions on a first connector housing, boss guiding grooves which enable an engagement or disengagement between the boss portions and the rotation fulcrum holes, and action point projecting portions which move from engagement starting positions on projecting portion guide grooves 25 inside a second connector housing 20 as the rotation of the fitting operation lever to be engaged with projection engagement projecting portions 27 within the second connector housing to thereby apply a force acting in a fitting direction to the second connector housing. The rotation fulcrum holes are formed into an elliptic shape which allows a contact positions thereof with the boss portions to move when the fitting operation lever is rotated in a returning direction when the connector housings are fitted together completely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Jun Kamiya
  • Publication number: 20140378802
    Abstract: A biomedical electrode structure is presented. The electrode structure comprises a contact member having a tissue interfacing face for contacting a tissue surface, and an opposite electrical coupling face; at least a first electrically conductive surface disposed within said tissue interfacing face, and being configured to electrically couple to a portion of the contacted tissue; and at least two electrical connectors mounted in a spaced apart relationship on said electrical coupling face and electrically coupled to different regions of said electrically conductive surface for allowing measurement of at least one electrical property of at least a portion of said at least first electrically conductive surface residing therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NEW N.I. MEDICAL (2011) LTD.
    Inventors: Aviad Livneh, Evgeny Granov, Igor Granov
  • Patent number: 8915749
    Abstract: A power source circuit shutoff device includes: a base housing including a first mating wall and a cam pin; a lever housing including a second mating wall; and an operation lever rotatably supported to the lever housing and having a cam groove for guiding the cam pin. The base housing and the lever housing are set to a lever mating start position in which the first mating wall and the second mating wall are partly overlapped with each other and the cam pin is entered into the cam groove of the operation lever, and a rotation of the operation lever moves the cam pin in the cam groove to thereby cause a mating force between the first mating wall and the second mating wall. The base housing and the lever housing respectively have restriction ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Ryuta Takishita, Kouichiro Mochizuki, Fumitoshi Henmi, Teruhiko Ohike, Sho Nogashira