For Guiding Side Of Movable Panel, E.g., Circuit Board Patents (Class 439/377)
  • Patent number: 10224652
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a card edge connector having a housing defining a card slot configured to receive a paddle card of a pluggable module and having a mounting lug having a datum surface. The card edge connector assembly includes support hardware coupled to the housing having a base including a locating cavity having a locating surface that receives the mounting lug such that the locating surface engages the datum surface of the mounting lug to locate the support hardware relative to the housing at a support location. The support hardware has a support beam extending from the base having a support surface for supporting the pluggable module independent of the card edge connector such that the paddle card is oriented in the card slot relative to the contacts for electrical connection therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 9941567
    Abstract: An electronic assembly and device are provided. The electronic assembly includes a first circuit board, with PCB pads located adjacent to an edge of the circuit board, and a corresponding plurality of contacts, each contact soldered to one of the PCB pads. Each contact has a first portion, soldered to the PCB pad, and a second portion that extends past the edge of the circuit board and forms a leaf spring. The leaf spring compresses when placed in contact with a PCB pad of a second circuit board, where the PCB pad is substantially coplanar with a surface of the second circuit board. A restoring force of the second portion maintains contact between the second portion and the PCB pad of the second circuit board. The contact forms an electrical connection between the PCB pad of the first circuit board and the PCB pad of the second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Brent A. Boudreaux
  • Patent number: 9831580
    Abstract: An apparatus electrically connects a motor's on-board stator circuit board to multiple circuits on a controller circuit board using an edge connector on the controller circuit board that engages opposing pads on an edge of the stator circuit board. The edge connector includes tuning-fork-like conductors each with pairs of protruding arms positioned to both engage the pads for electrical contact and also frictionally engage the pads for mechanical retention. A related method of assembly uses the edge-connect system for quick, reliable and sure assembly even under blind assembly conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GHSP, Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Mitteer, Bradley John Vecellio
  • Patent number: 9606577
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a modular processing unit. A modular processing unit is provided as a platform that is lightweight, compact, and is configured to be selectively used alone or oriented with one or more additional processing units in an enterprise. In some implementations, a modular processing unit includes a non-peripheral based encasement, a cooling process (e.g., a thermodynamic convection cooling process, a forced air cooling process, and/or a liquid cooling process), an optimized circuit board configuration, optimized processing and memory ratios, and a dynamic back plane that provides increased flexibility and support to peripherals and applications. The modular processing unit is customizable and may be employed in association with all types of computer enterprises. The platform allows for a plethora of modifications that may be made with minimal impact to the modular unit, thereby enhancing the usefulness of the platform across all type of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: ATD VENTURES LLC
    Inventor: Jason A. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9461382
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case, a mother board, a fixing component, a fastening module and an interface card. The fastening module comprises a circuit board, a first connector, a second connector and a fastening component. The circuit board is fixed to the fixing component. The circuit board has a sliding groove. The first connector is fixed to a top surface of the circuit board. The second connector is fixed to a bottom surface of the circuit board. The fastening component includes a sliding portion, a first fastening portion and a second fastening portion. The first and second fastening portions are fixed to the sliding portion. The sliding portion is slidably disposed in the sliding groove to adjust a distance between the first fastening portion and the first connector and a distance between the second fastening portion and the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hui Zhu
  • Patent number: 9363911
    Abstract: A reader apparatus comprises a first interface module, a second interface module, a storing module and a processor. The first interface module includes a plurality of terminals that are transferring first interface signals. The second interface module includes a plurality of conducting pads which are transferring a second interface signal. The storing module is for storing data. The processor converts storing signals generated by the storing module to the first interface signals or the second interface signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: CHANT SINCERE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Chou, Yu-Chien Chueh, Chen-An Wu, Chih-Chien Lin
  • Publication number: 20150087165
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts fixed to the insulative housing and a shell enclosing the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a main portion, a mating portion and a fixing portion. The shell includes a first metallic shell and a second metallic shell fastened to the first metallic shell. The first metallic shell encloses the mating portion and cooperatively defines therebetween a mating space for receiving a plug connector. The second metallic shell defines a hollow space in which the first metallic shell is at least partly received. As a result, the first metallic shell and the second metallic shell have a strong structure which is stable for mating with the plug connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Hung-Chi TAI, Ya-Juan GOU, Dan LI
  • Patent number: 8982564
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a printed circuit board that has a prohibited region, in which arrangement of a wiring pattern is prohibited, in a fixed region from an outer periphery, an electronic component mounted on the printed circuit board, a heat dissipation fin provided on the electronic component, and a fixing unit that is made of a conductive material and fixes the heat dissipation fin by pressing the fin against the printed circuit board side, wherein a notch is formed in two sides of the printed circuit board that face each other with the electronic component therebetween, and the fixing unit exerts an elastic force that presses the heat dissipation fin against the printed circuit board side by being locked to the notch and is such that hook portions locked to the notch are arranged in the prohibited region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noboru Nishihara, Koichi Tatsuyama, Hiroshi Mihara
  • Publication number: 20150056845
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic controller which enables an opening direction of a connector to be set along an electronic circuit board. The electronic controller includes first guiding projections (7a) and second guiding projections (7b) formed on a cover (2), and first guiding grooves (8a) to be brought into engagement with the first guiding projections (7a) and second guiding grooves (8b) to be brought into engagement with the second guiding projections (7b), which are formed on pin headers (4). The first guiding projections (7a) and the second guiding projections (7b) move respectively along the first guiding grooves (8a) and the second guiding grooves (8b). As a result, the pin headers (4) turn to be assembled to housings (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki TANAKA, Hisakazu Yamane
  • Publication number: 20150011102
    Abstract: A connector connecting a main circuit board and a sub circuit board has two bases, two electrical contacting sets, two resilient bar sets and two mounting brackets. The bases are mounted on the main circuit board. The electrical contacting sets are mounted respectively in the bases and each electrical contacting set has multiple electrical contacting elements. The resilient bar sets are mounted respectively on the bases. The mounting brackets are mounted respectively on the bases and cover the electrical contacting sets and the resilient bar sets. Circuit-board-receiving channels are defined between the bases and the mounting brackets for receiving the sub circuit board such that combination of the main circuit board and the sub circuit board are parallel and flat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yi-Chih Yang
  • Patent number: 8920190
    Abstract: An electronic device movable in an insertion direction into a supporting member, in a state of being stacked on another electronic device, includes a first connector urged in a direction same as a removal direction in which the electronic device is removed from the supporting member, a housing that includes a connector housing and a guide for moving the first connector in the insertion direction or the removal direction, a second connector disposed at a position connectable to the first connector of the another electronic device, a holding member that causes the first connector to switch between a protruded and a retreated states with respect to the connector housing, and a guide rail that changes a position of the first connector in a placing direction in accordance with a position of the first connector in the insertion direction and the removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Katano
  • Patent number: 8900004
    Abstract: A slim line mechanism is provided and includes a first body having a stationary track coupled thereto, a first mechanism, which is supportable between the stationary track and the first body and configured to be driven in a first direction, a second mechanism, which is configured to be driven by the first mechanism in a second direction transverse with respect to the first direction, a system by which the first and second mechanisms are coupled to one another and connectors by which the first body is supportively connectable with the first and second mechanisms such that movements thereof in the first and second directions, respectively, are permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert K. Mullady, Mitchell L. Zapotoski
  • Patent number: 8902607
    Abstract: A testing apparatus and method of extending the life of a testing apparatus may comprise a chassis including a case having a testing module receptacle receiving a plurality of testing modules comprising at least one processor module and a plurality of test modules, each having the same physical footprint, including respective racking mechanisms and inter-module interface connectors; and a backplane with connectors connecting with a respective inter-module connector, and bus-work interconnecting the respective modules through the inter-module interface connectors and the backplane connectors. The backplane may comprise a battery and display connector. The chassis may comprise a display mounting receptacle configured to receive a display unit having a display connector configured to interface with the backplane display connector. A battery receptacle may receive a battery unit, such as a rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: VeEX Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ker Chin Chang, Cyrille Morelle
  • Publication number: 20140349512
    Abstract: A socket coupled to an electronic device is provided. The socket includes a socket housing having a card containing space, a first tension rib, protruding in a direction of the card containing space in the socket housing, for supporting a first card contained in the card containing space, and a second tension rib, protruding in the direction of the card containing space in the socket housing, for supporting a second card having a size different from that of the first card contained in the card containing space. Accordingly, the electronic device may effectively utilize a space and may be slimmed down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-Seok SEO
  • Patent number: 8853543
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a casing defining a receiving space and having an open end, and a movable element having a protruding end protruding from the open end. The movable element is movable relative to the casing along a first direction to vary a protruding distance of the protruding end from the open end of the casing. A plurality of first positioning portions are provided on one of the casing and the movable element. The second positioning portion engages interferentially and releasably a selected one of the first positioning portions along a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction to restrict movement of the movable element relative to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 8808024
    Abstract: An electrical connector (10) adapted for being mounted onto a printed circuit board (PCB) including a number of vias. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing (200) having a board mounting surface (12), a contact module (400) assembled to the insulating housing (200) and including a number of conductive terminals (403), and a positioning fixer (300) mounting to the conductive terminals. Each of the conductive terminals includes a pin end extending beyond the mounting surface for being inserted into one of the PCB vias. The position fixer (300) has a plurality of through holes (301) each retaining to a corresponding pin end (405) prior to the position fixer (300) being moved up to the mounting surface when the electrical connector is mounted to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi-Cheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140220812
    Abstract: A board edge connector to which a board is inserted along an oblique direction relative to its fixed posture includes a main body, a plurality of contacts arranged in juxtaposition on the main body along a direction perpendicular to an insertion direction of the board, and a cover member covering the main body. The main body includes a base portion on which the multiple contacts are juxtaposed and a pair of arm portions extending from the base portion along opposed lateral edges of the board which assumes a fixed posture. The cover member includes an attaching portion covering the base portion and a pair of arm members covering lateral faces of the pair of arm portions, the pair of arm members being formed integral with the attaching portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Sasada, Takayuki Nagata
  • Patent number: 8773860
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis, a main board module and an electrically connecting module. The chassis is slidably disposed in a rack. The rack has an electrically connecting terminal. The main board module is disposed in the chassis. The electrically connecting module includes a circuit board and a first connector. The circuit board has a first connecting end corresponding to the main board module and a second connecting end corresponding to the rack. The first connecting end is electrically connected to the main board module. The first connector is disposed on the circuit board and electrically connected to the second connecting end. When the chassis is in the rack, the first connector is electrically connected to the rack. When the chassis is pulled out from the rack, the first connector is moved with the chassis such that the electrical connection between the first connector and the rack is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Shi-Feng Wang
  • Publication number: 20140179151
    Abstract: An electrical connector can receive a substrate having conductive tracks. The connector includes a housing with a port and at least one alignment feature that together define a direction of insertion. At least three function pins mounted to the housing each include contacts that electrically connect to one of the conductive tracks of a substrate inserted in the connector. A sense pin mounted to the housing has a contact that electrically connects to at least one of the conductive tracks of an inserted substrate. The sense pin can include a plurality of electrically-connected segments, each segment extending substantially parallel or substantially perpendicular to the direction of insertion of the substrate. Systems and methods for detecting an analyte in a bodily-fluid sample are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: LifeScan Scotland Limited
    Inventors: Gary Carroll, Ivan Confield, Luca Valsecchi, Michele Sala, Maurizio Volpe, Roberto Beretta, John Nelson
  • Patent number: 8758040
    Abstract: An electrical component assembly includes a first electrical component having a PCB mounted therein. The PCB includes a plurality of female sockets. A second electrical component includes a plurality of PCB engagement members and a plurality of pins. The first and second electrical components each include an alignment feature. The first and second electrical components are configured to be aligned and connected by progressively bringing together the first and second electrical components. In a first position, the first and second electrical components are spaced apart a first distance and the alignment features of the first and second electrical components are engaged. In a second position, the first and second electrical components are spaced apart a second distance and the PCB engagement members engage the PCB. In a third position, the first and second electrical components are spaced apart a third distance and the female sockets receive the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Alfred Wallace, Justin Raymond Hoglund
  • Publication number: 20140148043
    Abstract: An electrical component assembly includes a first electrical component having a PCB mounted therein. The PCB includes a plurality of female sockets. A second electrical component includes a plurality of PCB engagement members and a plurality of pins. The first and second electrical components each include an alignment feature. The first and second electrical components are configured to be aligned and connected by progressively bringing together the first and second electrical components. In a first position, the first and second electrical components are spaced apart a first distance and the alignment features of the first and second electrical components are engaged. In a second position, the first and second electrical components are spaced apart a second distance and the PCB engagement members engage the PCB. In a third position, the first and second electrical components are spaced apart a third distance and the female sockets receive the pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Eaton Corporation
  • Patent number: 8721348
    Abstract: A daughter card assembly is proved that includes a circuit board having a leading edge and a board surface that extends to the leading edge. The daughter card assembly also includes a guide element that is mounted to the board surface of the circuit board. The guide element includes a wall portion that is mounted to the board surface and a receptacle arm. The receptacle arm extends from the wall portion generally parallel to, and spaced apart from, the board surface in a mating direction. The receptacle arm and the board surface define a connector-receiving space therebetween. The daughter card assembly also includes an electrical connector that is coupled to the circuit board and disposed in the connector-receiving space. The receptacle arm engages an alignment module associated with a mating connector as the electrical connector moves in the mating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Patrick Costello
  • Publication number: 20140127925
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a first insulating housing loaded with a plurality of first terminals, a second insulating housing loaded with a plurality of second terminals. A card receiving slot is defined between the first insulating housing and the second insulating housing with a key disposed in the card receiving slot. The first terminals and the second terminals are disposed at two opposite sides of the card receiving slot and comprising contacting portions extending in the card receiving slot. The first insulating housing defines a pair of locking arms at opposite ends thereof and extending towards the second insulating housing, the second insulating housing defines a pair of locking recesses, the locking arms are locking with the locking recesses thereby the first and second insulating housing are snugly attached together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HUA LI, ZHEN-HUA WANG
  • Patent number: 8662905
    Abstract: A card reader is disposed in a case body of an electronic device for connecting an electronic card. The card reader includes an electrical connection socket, at least one guiding member, at least one guiding rail and a cover. The electrical connection socket is disposed in the case body for inserting an electrical connector of the electronic card thereinto. The guiding member is disposed in the case body and provides a guiding slot extending along a guiding direction. The guiding direction is parallel to a direction in which the electrical connector is inserted into the electrical connection socket. The guiding rail includes a sliding portion sliding in the guiding slot and a lower support portion extending from the sliding portion for guiding the electronic card to pass through the insertion hole of the case body. The cover is pivoted to the guiding rail and for closing the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Wen-Tsung Chang
  • Publication number: 20140045364
    Abstract: A card connector is disclosed for connecting a memory card. The card connector includes a connecting section for receiving a mating section of a memory card, a guide section that extends from a side of the connecting section for guiding a memory card so that a mating section of the memory card mates with the connecting section, and a that is tab received in the guide section and has a base section, an elastic section that extends from a side of the base section for elastically pressing against a memory card, and a grounding section below the base section for providing electrostatic discharge grounding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Chin Hua Lim, Mun Yew Mak
  • Patent number: 8638563
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a case, an inner body and a pivotable arm pivotally connected on the inner body by a pivot. The case defines an opening at a first lateral side thereof and a latching hole at a second lateral side thereof adjacent to the opening. The inner body is inserted in the case through the opening. The pivotable arm includes a frame engaged in the latching hole of the case, a latching member pivotally connected to the frame by the pivot, and a resilient member. The latching member includes an inner end and an outer end at opposite sides of the pivot. The outer end of the latching member is engaged in the latching hole. The resilient member abuts against the inner end of the latching member such that the inner end of the latching member biases the inner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Hai-Chen Zhou
  • Patent number: 8628341
    Abstract: A pluggable mechanism, disposed between a bearing board and a to-be-inserted board, includes: a gear wrench hinged on the bearing board, where the gear wrench comprises a handle and a drive tooth part; and a swing gear, hinged on the bearing board and connected to the to-be-inserted board, where the swing gear comprises a gearing tooth part meshing with the drive tooth part, and the to-be-inserted board moves with the move of the swing gear. A production board including the above pluggable mechanism is also disclosed. A subrack including the above production board is also disclosed. The pluggable mechanism has a simple structure, high reliability, good operability, no occupation of vertical space, and small motion resistance, and is suitable for board plugging requiring great force for inserting and removing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuang Li, Jun Zhao, Yao Li
  • Publication number: 20140011391
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a receiving chamber for inserting a test chip, a number of contacts with resilient contacting portions extending into the receiving chamber, a metal shell enclosing the insulative housing and a slide mechanism mounted onto the insulative housing. The slide mechanism includes a slider through which the insulative housing extends and an elastic member compressed between the slider and the metal shell. The slider is slidable with respect to the insulative housing so as to withdraw the test chip from the receiving chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih HUNG, Hung-Chi TAI
  • Patent number: 8625292
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides EMC, RFI, BCI and ESD shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. The PCB architecture is bifurcated into a first board carrying common circuit components in a surface mount configuration suitable for high volume production, and a second board carrying application specific circuit components in a wave soldered stick mount configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Publication number: 20140004734
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method and apparatus to provide an insertion tool for a memory module. First and second spacers are located at a predetermined distance. Each has a flat top surface and a bottom surface with a longitudinal opening having a narrow width that accommodates a first thickness of a printed circuit board (PCB). First and second guides are attached to sides of the first and second spacers, respectively, such that a guide distance between the first and second guides corresponds to a combined thickness of the first thickness and side thicknesses of a socket connector into which the PCB is inserted. Each of the first and second guides has two end portions that extend downward by a height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Phan F. Hoang
  • Patent number: 8608489
    Abstract: An AC adaptor is disclosed, a plug extends in a first direction so as to penetrate a part of a case. A circuit board is disposed within the case. A contact terminal is disposed on the circuit board, and elastically contacts an end portion of the plug (without being soldered thereon). A first regulator is disposed within the case and regulates a position of the circuit board in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. A second regulator is disposed within the case and regulates a position of the circuit board in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruyoshi Nogami, Akifumi Hanada
  • Patent number: 8585427
    Abstract: A connector includes: a card edge connector; a first cable drawn out from the card edge connector in a first direction; a first terminal disposed in the card edge connector and connected to the first cable; a receptacle into and from which the card edge connector is inserted and extracted; a second cable drawn out from the receptacle in a second direction; and a second terminal disposed in the receptacle and connected to the second cable. Insertion/extraction directions of the card edge connector are substantially perpendicular to at least one of the first direction and the second direction. The card edge connector includes a first end face which is substantially parallel to the insertion/extraction directions, and the receptacle includes a first wall face which is substantially parallel to the insertion/extraction directions. In a state where the card edge connector and the receptacle are coupled to each other, the first end face and the first wall face are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventors: Teiji Ukawa, Toru Maeda
  • Patent number: 8585428
    Abstract: A card connector is used to connect a memory card, such as CF card or CFast card. The card connector includes a housing; a connecting section for receiving a mating section of the memory card; and a pair of guide sections located on opposite lateral sides of the connecting section to guide the memory card, so that the mating section of the memory card can be connected in a mating engagement with the connecting section of the card connector. A tab is further received within each guide section. The tab has a base section, a pair of elastic sections extending from the sides of the base section, and a grounding section below the base section, wherein each of the two elastic sections protrudes from at least one slot provided in the inner side of each guide section respectively and the grounding section protrudes from a hole provided in the bottom of each guide section. The tabs can provide maximum lifting retention and shear forces due to the memory card insertion and extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Chin Hua Lim, Mun Yew Mak
  • Patent number: 8545238
    Abstract: An electronic device having a connector includes a case including an open end and a closed end, a circuit board housed in the case, an inner connector including a conduction terminal which is connected to the circuit board via a connecting portion, an outer connector including a contact face coming in contact with the circuit board, the outer connector being engaged with the open end, and a play preventing portion fixed in the case, and engaged with the circuit board by causing the circuit board to move from the open end to the closed end, wherein a position of the contact face is determined so that the circuit board is pressed by the contact face so as to cause the circuit board to be engaged with the play preventing portion, and the outer connector does not press the inner connector toward the closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya Takeda, Kenji Kumagai
  • Publication number: 20130252457
    Abstract: An electrical connector (10) adapted for being mounted onto a printed circuit board (PCB) including a number of vias. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing (200) having a board mounting surface (12), a contact module (400) assembled to the insulating housing (200) and including a number of conductive terminals (403), and a positioning fixer (300) mounting to the conductive terminals. Each of the conductive terminals includes a pin end extending beyond the mounting surface for being inserted into one of the PCB vias. The position fixer (300) has a plurality of through holes (301) each retaining to a corresponding pin end (405) prior to the position fixer (300) being moved up to the mounting surface when the electrical connector is mounted to the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: ZHI-CHENG ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8523578
    Abstract: An equipment provided with a docking device for receiving an extractable element comprising a housing carrying a pluggable connector and having at least one grounding surface, the equipment comprising a printed circuit card carrying a device including a central body from which there extend two parallel rails for slidably receiving side portions of the housing, and a connector having tabs soldered to the printed circuit while being arranged to co-operate with the pluggable connector of the extractable element in the sliding direction, and at least one contact element comprising a fastener tab soldered to the printed circuit, the contact element being electrically conductive and being arranged to be pressed against the grounding surface while the extractable element is being put into place in the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sagemcom Broadband SAS
    Inventors: Gérard Leroux, Dominique Susini, Didier Venom
  • Patent number: 8520395
    Abstract: A sliding module for an electronic device, the module comprising first and second parts slideably connected together, the first and second parts comprising respective circuit connectors for connection with corresponding respective circuit boards, and wherein the module comprises one or more conductors arranged to provide electrical connection between the respective circuit connectors to thereby provide electrical connection paths between respective circuit boards connected at the circuit connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Saara Pauliina Rannikko, Jari Juhani Lamminparras, Tommi Antero Teuri
  • Publication number: 20130137290
    Abstract: A card reader is disposed in a case body of an electronic device for connecting an electronic card. The card reader includes an electrical connection socket, at least one guiding member, at least one guiding rail and a cover. The electrical connection socket is disposed in the case body for inserting an electrical connector of the electronic card thereinto. The guiding member is disposed in the case body and provides a guiding slot extending along a guiding direction. The guiding direction is parallel to a direction in which the electrical connector is inserted into the electrical connection socket. The guiding rail includes a sliding portion sliding in the guiding slot and a lower support portion extending from the sliding portion for guiding the electronic card to pass through the insertion hole of the case body. The cover is pivoted to the guiding rail and for closing the insertion hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Wen-Tsung CHANG
  • Publication number: 20130122736
    Abstract: A strip connector includes a connector housing having a housing cavity and guide feature. A strip carrier slidable in the housing cavity includes a carrier body having a strip channel slidably receiving a test strip in an insertion direction. A first biasing member biases the strip carrier in an ejection direction opposite the insertion direction. A second biasing member acting orthogonal to the first biasing member biases the carrier body in a contact direction orthogonal to the ejection direction. First and second male members of the carrier body slide with respect to the guide feature and prevent strip contact direction carrier displacement until the male members are axially aligned with guide feature branches extending orthogonally to the guide feature. A test strip conductor contacts connector housing electrical contacts when the male members axially align with the branches and the second biasing member displaces the strip carrier in the contact direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Leland Wittekind, III
  • Patent number: 8373981
    Abstract: An expansion card fastening device includes a bracket, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The bracket includes parallel arranged fences. The first fastener is assembled on one of the fences, and includes a connecting portion, a supporting portion, and an elastic element. The supporting portion and the elastic element are both disposed on an end of the connection portion. A first clasp protrudes from the supporting portion, and faces the same direction with a free end of the elastic element. A second fastener pivots to the supporting portion, and is resisted by the elastic element. A second clasp protrudes from the second fastener, and faces the same direction with the first clasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Xiong Zhang, Zhi-Xin Li, You-Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 8342876
    Abstract: A leaded device socket includes a lead guide that contacts and urges the leads on an electrical component into the correct position in the device when the component is pressed into the socket. The leaded device socket may also include a receiver for retaining a functional portion of the electrical component in a predetermined position in the circuit. The lead guide and receiver may both be integrally molded with the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Davin Robert Lee, Miguel Angel Perez
  • Publication number: 20120309223
    Abstract: Guide element (3) for a connector device (1), which element has a first and a second end (3a, 3b). The element (3) is adapted to be attached to a PCB (printed circuit board) (2) of the connector device. Further, the guide element comprises a first bevel (33) at the first end (3a), the surface of which is provided with a plurality of recesses (36), which recesses are adapted to receive a plurality of conductive connector tongues (4) of the connector device (1). Further, a connector device (1) for establishing a connection between a test device and a test system, a connector arrangement (11) for test procedures comprising at least one connector device (1) and a method of manufacturing a connector device (1) is comprised as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Björn Falk
  • Publication number: 20120295469
    Abstract: An electronic device having a connector includes a case including an open end and a closed end, a circuit board housed in the case, an inner connector including a conduction terminal which is connected to the circuit board via a connecting portion, an outer connector including a contact face coming in contact with the circuit board, the outer connector being engaged with the open end, and a play preventing portion fixed in the case, and engaged with the circuit board by causing the circuit board to move from the open end to the closed end, wherein a position of the contact face is determined so that the circuit board is pressed by the contact face so as to cause the circuit board to be engaged with the play preventing portion, and the outer connector does not press the inner connector toward the closed end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Honda elesys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoya TAKEDA, Kenji KUMAGAI
  • Patent number: 8315067
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus is configured for securing a PCI card and includes a securing member and a latch member. The securing member extends along a first direction. A protrusion is located on the securing member. The latch member is capable of securing the other end of the PCI card and defines a securing slot. The protrusion is inserted in the secured slot along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Zhu Chen, Zhen-Xing Ye
  • Patent number: 8315059
    Abstract: A screw-less fixing assembly for an interface card having a fixing support includes a frame, a movable cover module and an elastic member. The frame has an I/O opening. One side of the I/O opening is provided with an accommodating space. A long plate of the fixing support is positioned to correspond to the I/O opening, and a short plate of the fixing support is received in the accommodating space. The movable cover module is mounted in the accommodating space. The elastic member has an elastic protrusion positioned to correspond to the short plate of the fixing support. The movable cover module is moved to drive the elastic protrusion to tightly fix the short plate of the fixing support to the frame. With this arrangement, the interface card can be rapidly detached from the frame or attached thereto without using screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Super Micro Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Te-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 8289692
    Abstract: A blade server for increasing the amount of processing capacity per rack bay is disclosed. The blade server includes a housing having a top portion and a bottom portion, a first printed circuit assembly adjacent to the top portion of the housing, a second printed circuit assembly positioned in the bottom portion of the housing opposite the first printed circuit assembly, and a connector attaching the first and second printed circuit assembly to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John P. Franz, John D. Nguyen, Jon Kolas, Curt S. Belusar
  • Publication number: 20120244741
    Abstract: A card connector is used to connect a memory card, such as CF card or CFast card. The card connector includes a housing; a connecting section for receiving a mating section of the memory card; and a pair of guide sections located on opposite lateral sides of the connecting section to guide the memory card, so that the mating section of the memory card can be connected in a mating engagement with the connecting section of the card connector. A tab is further received within each guide section. The tab has a base section, a pair of elastic sections extending from the sides of the base section, and a grounding section below the base section, wherein each of the two elastic sections protrudes from at least one slot provided in the inner side of each guide section respectively and the grounding section protrudes from a hole provided in the bottom of each guide section. The tabs can provide maximum lifting retention and shear forces due to the memory card insertion and extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Chin Hua Lim, Mun Yew Mak
  • Publication number: 20120164872
    Abstract: A connector which makes it less difficult to insert two types of card-type electronic components, even when it is used over a long term. A first recess in which a first memory card is inserted has a bottom surface formed with a second recess in which a second memory card is inserted, whereby guiding surfaces are formed for guiding a second memory card in a card-inserting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Masayuki KATAYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20110294336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting (6) for a dc-ac converter (3) in a photovoltaic system (1), the mounting being designed to detachably accommodate the converter (3). The converter (3) can be connected to at least one solar module (2) and an alternating current supply (4) via at least one connection cable (5). The invention also relates to a method for fitting a dc-ac converter (3) to a mounting (6) of this type. To allow the simple and rapid fitting of the dc-ac converter (3), a first part (8) of a connector (7) for connecting the connection cable (5) of the dc-ac converter (3) and also a device (9) for guiding the converter are provided on the mounting (6), the guide device (9) being designed to automatically bring the first part (8) of the connector (7) into contact with a second part (10) of the connector (7) that is located on the dc-ac converter (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Fronius International GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Stockinger, Jürgen Graf, Markus Lebelhuber
  • Publication number: 20110212642
    Abstract: A receiving unit is provided for a circuit board carrier, wherein the receiving unit has at least one electric contact. The circuit board carrier is insertable into the receiving unit at an angle to an end position of the circuit board carrier. The receiving unit is designed in such a manner that in an inserted state of the circuit board carrier there are in essence no bending forces that act on the circuit board carrier by way of the at least one electric contact. Furthermore, a connection system and an electric machine with such a receiving unit, as well as a motor vehicle with such a corresponding electric machine, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Torsten FRANKE