Contact Engages Conductor In At Least Two Locations Spaced Along Conductor Axis Patents (Class 439/397)
  • Patent number: 10741942
    Abstract: A cable mounting structure includes: a clustered cable including at least two cables covered with an integration coat; a spacer configured to divide the at least two cables that are exposed by removing the integration coat at one end of the clustered cable into two groups and array the two groups of the cables along a upper surface and a lower surface of the spacer; a mounting board including a upper-side cable joint electrode to which a cable arrayed on the upper surface of the spacer is joined and a lower-side cable joint electrode to which a cable arrayed on the lower surface of the spacer is joined; and a resin seal in which a joint between the mounting board and the at least two cables and a mounting board side of the spacer is covered and sealed with a sealing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Sekido
  • Patent number: 10525906
    Abstract: A branch structure in which a branch harness is connected to a trunk harness includes connecting terminals. The trunk harness includes a plurality of trunk lines which are parallel-arranged. The branch harness includes a plurality of branch lines. The connecting terminals are respectively connected to the plurality of the trunk lines so as to electrically connect the plurality of the branch lines to the plurality of the trunk lines respectively. The trunk lines include connecting parts recessed in a radial direction. The connecting parts are arranged along an arrangement direction of the plurality of the trunk lines. The connecting terminals respectively includes connecting plate parts connected to the connecting parts in surface contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Tsukamoto, Daiyu Nakajima, Jun Kimura, Mihoko Sowa
  • Patent number: 10326216
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method and apparatus for connecting and disconnecting a first wire to a second wire. More specifically, an apparatus that includes a first electrical contact, a second electrical contact, an insulated housing, and a male contact prong (i.e., a shunt) is disclosed. In an embodiment, the first and second electrical contacts conductively connect with a first and second wire, respectively, via an insulation displacement connector. Furthermore, the male contact prong conductively connects (i.e., shunts) the first and second electrical contacts together. A wire-to-wire contact with shunt allows for two wires to be quickly and efficiently connected and disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brent Lybrand
  • Patent number: 10148039
    Abstract: A communication connector (10) includes a plurality of wires (12 to 15) for transmitting communication signals, a plurality of terminals (20) to be connected to the respective wires (12 to 15), a housing (30) for accommodating the plurality of terminals (20), and a wire holding member (40) for arranging and holding the plurality of wires (12 to 15) at intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10057987
    Abstract: A printed circuit board provides lateral notches for receiving wire conductors in a lateral direction to be joined with printed circuit board traces by solder or an insulation displacement connector eliminating the need for laborious sequential insertion of conductors through printed circuit board holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: XianBo Wang, Mark R. Heckenkamp, Jerald J. Smith, Maxwell J. Kirby, William E. Bargholtz, Jr., Michael S. Osvatic
  • Patent number: 10014509
    Abstract: Provided is a battery wiring module including: a plurality of linear conductors disposed in parallel with a predetermined gap therebetween; a plurality of busbars disposed in parallel along at least one of the linear conductors disposed at both ends having a predetermined gap therebetween so as to electrically connect electrode terminals provided in at least two battery cells connected to each other in the same direction among the plurality of battery cells overlapping each other in the same direction, the electrode terminals being arranged in the same direction; a first insulating resin portion which integrally coats the outer peripheral portions of the plurality of linear conductors and a side edge portion adjacent to the linear conductor in the plurality of busbars; and a connection conductor which electrically connects the linear conductor and the busbar to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Hirotaka Mukasa, Hirokuni Koike
  • Patent number: 9905978
    Abstract: An insertion-type connector having a housing and at least two contact elements fixed within the housing, which are designed for connection to two cores of a twisted-pair cable, wherein the housing forms a guide by which the cores are fixed in a twist which continues the twist of the twisted-pair cable. A system having such an insertion-type connector and a twisted-pair cable is taught, and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Christian Biermann, Till Bredbeck, Thomas Müller
  • Patent number: 9844143
    Abstract: A board-mounted circuit breaker assembly for an electronic equipment enclosure includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of quick-connect terminals and a circuit breaker. The circuit breaker includes a housing and a plurality of quick-connect terminals that are at least partially recessed into a portion of the housing to reduce the overall “z”-height of the circuit breaker. The quick-connect terminals on the circuit breaker are adapted to mechanically and electrically connect to the quick-connect terminals on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James Utz
  • Patent number: 9793620
    Abstract: A connector assembly for electrically contacting a blade connector to a second connector The connector assembly includes a blade connector which has a contact surface plane that is electrically connected to the second connector in the mated state. In order to improve mechanical and electrical properties of the overall connector assembly and, in particular, of the blade connector, the assembly further includes a mounting cage in which the blade connector is captively held and which has at least one clamping device that presses the second connector onto the contact surface plane of the blade connector in the mated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, Tyco Electronics UK Ltd
    Inventors: John Marsh, Markus Eckel, Rudiger Meier, Harald Ulrich, Holger Stange, Jochen Fertig, Konstantin Zech
  • Patent number: 9780631
    Abstract: Method for stamping multiple coil sides (96) for a stator winding (18), characterized in that the multiple coil sides (96) are arranged in a grooved row (90), the shaping process taking place at a force (F), the direction of which runs at an angle (?) greater than zero relative to the grooved row (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Pflueger, Martin Henne, Klaus Herbold, Christoph Schwarzkopf, Helmut Kreuzer, Steffen Didra
  • Patent number: 9685256
    Abstract: In a splice connection member, a core wire holder is integrally formed on an interior of each of a plurality of depressions into which coated wires can be guided. A plurality of pressure blades are provided opposite each other on a wire introduction opening side of the depressions, the pair of pressure blades separated by a distance smaller than an inlet diameter of the wire introduction opening. Each of the pressure blades includes a plurality of blade tips separated by a distance in an axis direction of the coated wires smaller than a thickness of the coating, and the core wire holder includes a plurality of pressure portions. A communicating groove is formed in each of the depressions so as to be open on two ends, passing between the plurality of pairs of blade tips, the communicating groove extending in a circumference direction of each of the coated wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Oikawa, Masataka Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9577352
    Abstract: Electrical connectors including a cable clamp (e.g., having a first clamp portion, a second clamp portion, and a hinge coupled to the first and second clamp portions such that the first and second clamp portions are movable relative to each other between an open position and a closed position in which the first and second clamp portions define a cable passageway), and a piercing conductor configured to place a fixture wire into electrical communication with an electrical cable disposed within the cable passageway. In at least some of these electrical connectors, a longitudinal axis of the cable passageway is substantially aligned with a longitudinal axis of the cable clamp when the first and second clamp portions are in the closed position. In at least some of these electrical connectors, at least one of the clamp portions comprises a flexible sidewall that at least partially defines the cable passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Home Depot Product Authority, LLP
    Inventors: Michael R. Nelson, Brian VanHiel, Kirk Charles, Adam Ambrecht
  • Patent number: 9472866
    Abstract: The invention refers to a grounding clip for use with electrically conducting frame profiles. The grounding clip being a cut-out and bended piece of metal exhibiting a planar central panel having two longitudinal edges that are essentially parallel to each other, a clearance hole that is configured to receive a fastener and that is arranged in the central panel, protrusions extending from the central panel into the clearance hole, two legs, each leg extending from the central panel along one of the longitudinal edges, and two planar flanges, each flange extending from a respective one of the two legs and extending in parallel to the central panel. The two flanges each comprise two lengthwise ends, wherein each lengthwise end is provided with at least one tooth extending at a tooth angle with respect to the respective flange and wherein the teeth on one side of the grounding clip extend in a different direction than the teeth on the other side of the grounding clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MOUNTING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Jan Seelig
  • Patent number: 9454000
    Abstract: An aperture device includes: a board including an opening; a blade opening and closing the opening; and first and second receiving plates sandwiching the blade; wherein the first receiving plate includes a pressing portion partially pressing the blade toward the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO PRECISION INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Gokita, Kazuya Shioda, Kenichi Kudo
  • Patent number: 9419365
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes an insulative housing (1) defining a cavity (1150), a number of contacts (2,3) retained in the insulative housing, a cable (6) electrically connected with the contacts, a spacer (4) assembled to the back end of the insulative housing, and a metallic shell (5) enclosing the insulative housing. The contacts comprise a number of first and second contacts each having a contacting portion and a tail portion, the tail portions extending beyond a back end of the insulative housing. The spacer has a plurality of grooves (42,43) for receiving tail portions of the contacts and a separator disposed between every two neighboring grooves. The separator is T-shaped in order to restrain the contact tail portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Zhan-Feng Song
  • Patent number: 9231314
    Abstract: A connector assembly for providing electrical connection to an insulated conductive wire, the connector assembly including: a housing defining a channel for receiving the insulated conductive wire; a cover hinged to the housing and configured to close over the channel to cover the insulated conductive wire; and an electrically conductive pin having a first end in the channel and a second end in the housing beneath the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: R.A. Philips Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Dale Peterson, Zhimin Guo
  • Patent number: 9015937
    Abstract: A crimping terminal fitting has a wire barrel (21) to be crimped and connected to core strands (31) of a wire (30). The wire barrel (21) has a base plate (23) continuously extending from a ground terminal (11) in a longitudinal direction. Two core crimping pieces (25) extend from the opposite sides of the base plate (23). A thinned portion (27) is formed at least at a leading end of each core crimping piece (25) and is thinner than the base plate (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Ukai
  • Patent number: 8974245
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a base member and first and second legs extending outwardly from the base member. A first recess is defined by the first and second legs for receiving a support. Second recesses extend inwardly from second sides of the first and second legs. A plurality of pairs of oppositely disposed grooves are formed in the second recesses. At least two pairs of the oppositely disposed grooves have different sizes for receiving various conductor sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Paul Kovalov
  • Publication number: 20150011113
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a connector body having an engagement side and a contact cavity that opens to the engagement side. The contact cavity includes a wire-receiving slot that is shaped to receive a wire conductor and a board-receiving slot that is shaped to receive a circuit board. The electrical connector also includes an electrical contact held by the connector body within the contact cavity. The electrical contact includes a spring member and an insulation displacement contact (IDC) channel. The spring member extends into the board-receiving slot to engage the circuit board. The IDC channel opens to the wire-receiving slot to receive the wire conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Dominic Anthony Farole
  • Patent number: 8740638
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for receiving at least one cable conductor (300) in a contacting manner, comprising at least two insulation displacement contacts (101, 102) arranged on a support and oriented to receive the at least one cable conductor and a hood element (200; 200?) used to receive and guide the at least one cable conductor (300) and to contact the at least one cable conductor with the insulation displacement contacts (101, 102), first locking elements (111, 112) being arranged on the support (50), which first locking elements interact with second locking elements (233, 234) arranged on the hood element (200, 200?) in such a way that the hood element (200; 200?) can be connected to the support by the locking of the locking elements of the hood element (200; 200?) with the first locking elements (101, 102) while electrical contacts of the at least one cable conductor (300) with the insulation displacement terminals (101, 102) are simultaneously established, is characterized in that the cable
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: ERNI Production GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 8714996
    Abstract: An electrical insulation displacement connector (IDC) assembly includes a body having at least one channel with an open top side for receipt of an insulated conductive core wire. A contact element is fixed in the body with a first insulation displacement end defined by opposed blades oriented across the channel, and a second end extending from a bottom surface of the body for electrical contact with a PCB. The IDC assembly includes a cap having a size and configuration to engage over the body, with the cap including a recess with an open bottom that is aligned with the body channel in a fitted configuration of the cap on the body. The wires may be initially received in the cap recesses wherein upon pressing engagement of the cap onto the body, the insulated conductive core wire is pressed into the body channel between the contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 8403707
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a number of power contacts secured in the insulative housing and a retaining member. The insulative housing includes a receiving space recessed from a mating surface for accommodating a complementary connector, and a mounting space in communication with the receiving space. Each power contact includes a mounting portion residing in the mounting space and a contact portion protruding into the receiving space. The retaining member is combined to the mounting portion and then received in the mounting space. The retaining member is separable relative to the mounting portion in a non-destructive manner so that both the retaining member and the power contact are easily disassembled and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hung-Chi Tai
  • Patent number: 8388382
    Abstract: A bus bar 3 connects in series the plurality of batteries 10 by connecting a positive electrode 12 with a negative electrode 13 in each of the adjacent batteries. A terminal 4 is connected to the bus bar, and to which an electric wire is attached. The bus bar 3 and the terminal 4 are integrally formed with each other with a coupling portion 9. Further, the terminal 4 includes at least a pair of press-connecting blades 42d for cutting through an insulating cover of an electric wire 5 and press-contacting a core wire of the electric wire 5 when the electric wire 5 is press-fitted into between the press-connecting blades 42d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Keizo Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120322294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for receiving at least one cable conductor (300) in a contacting manner, comprising at least two insulation displacement contacts (101, 102) arranged on a support and oriented to receive the at least one cable conductor and a hood element (200; 200?) used to receive and guide the at least one cable conductor (300) and to contact the at least one cable conductor with the insulation displacement contacts (101, 102), first locking elements (111, 112) being arranged on the support (50), which first locking elements interact with second locking elements (233, 234) arranged on the hood element (200, 200?) in such a way that the hood element (200; 200?) can be connected to the support by the locking of the locking elements of the hood element (200; 200?) with the first locking elements (101, 102) while electrical contacts of the at least one cable conductor (300) with the insulation displacement terminals (101, 102) are simultaneously established, is characterized in that the cable
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: ERNI ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Publication number: 20120270432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solderless electrical connection (42) between a first joining partner (10, 46) and a second joining partner (24, 26; 44) for connecting an electrical component, a connector strip or a lead frame. According to the invention, the first joining partner (10, 46) or both joining partners (10, 46, 24, 26, 44) have an OSP coating (56) on their respective contact surfaces (14, 48, 54, 34, 50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Philippe Jaeckle, Stefan Rysy, Michael Krapp, Svetislav Vukovic
  • Patent number: 8182281
    Abstract: An interconnection between a twisted pair communications cable and a communications connector having a plurality of IDCs includes: a housing having an aperture and a pair of first and second IDCs extending within the aperture; a twisted pair communications cable having a twisted pair of first and second conductors and a separator positioned between the first and second conductors; and a termination device. The termination device comprises: a body having an outer surface; a channel in the outer surface of the body, the channel configured to receive a twist of the first and second conductors and maintain the twist in position; and IDC guide structure configured to guide the first IDC into engagement with the first conductor at a first engagement location and the second IDC into engagement with the second conductor at a second engagement location, the engagement locations positioned within the channel and the twist of the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Timothy C. Miller, Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Publication number: 20120058668
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an electrical connector includes a connector housing, and at least one electrical terminal supported by the connector housing. The electrical terminal defines a mating portion and a mounting portion, the mounting portion carrying a crimp member having crimp teeth configured to pierce through a flex cable when crimped so as to mount the flat flex cable to the mounting portion of the electrical terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Jeroen De Bruijn, Thierry Goossens, Johannes Maria Blasius van Woensel
  • Patent number: 8128426
    Abstract: An electrical terminal device includes an insulation displacement connector section and a terminal section. The insulation displacement connector section has a connector slot formed therein which is configured to receive a first wire conductor. The terminal section is connected to the insulation displacement connector section and includes at least two beams configured to receive a second wire conductor. A distal end of at least one beam is displaced from a first position to a second position upon receipt by the at least two beams of the second wire. The at least one beam has a spring memory urging the distal end thereof toward the first position so that the at least two beams cooperate to hold the second wire. The insulation displacement connector section and the terminal section are made of a conductive material to provide an electrical connection between the first and second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Slobodan Pavlovic
  • Patent number: 7927127
    Abstract: An electrical terminal device includes an insulation displacement connector section and a terminal section. The insulation displacement connector section has a connector slot formed therein which is configured to receive a first wire conductor. The terminal section is connected to the insulation displacement connector section and includes at least two beams configured to receive a second wire conductor. A distal end of at least one beam is displaced from a first position to a second position upon receipt by the at least two beams of the second wire. The at least one beam has a spring memory urging the distal end thereof toward the first position so that the at least two beams cooperate to hold the second wire. The insulation displacement connector section and the terminal section are made of a conductive material to provide an electrical connection between the first and second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Slobodan Pavlovic
  • Patent number: 7856713
    Abstract: A combined terminal is made by combination of first and second terminals. The first terminal has a first plate portion. The second terminal has a second plate portion and a window portion formed in the second plate portion. The first and second terminals are combined so that the first and second plate portions are superposed while the first terminal remains to be linked to a frame by a link portion therebetween. The combined first and second terminals are removed from the frame by cutting the link portion through the window portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinobu Suzuki, Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 7828585
    Abstract: A connector including a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector includes a receptacle insulator in which an accommodation recess is formed, and receptacle contacts mounted on a circuit board, supported by the receptacle insulator. The plug connector includes a plug insulator which is accommodated in the accommodation recess, plug contacts which are supported by the plug insulator, and cables, one ends of which are connected to the plug contacts. Each receptacle contact includes a bifurcated connecting portion. Each plug contact includes a contacting portion held between a bifurcated connecting portion. Engaging/holding grooves are formed on a portion of the plug insulator which faces a bottom surface of the accommodation recess. Each contacting portion is shaped into a flat plate which projects in an opposite direction to that of the other ends of the cables. The receptacle contacts are orientated in a common direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Elco Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 7819690
    Abstract: A connector (50) is useful for making an electrically conductive connection with at least one conductive member. A disclosed example has one use for making such a connection with a tension member (32) in an elevator load bearing assembly (30). An example connector (50) includes projections (54) having a unique configuration that withstands compressive and bending forces associated with piercing through at least a portion of a conductive member (32). A disclosed example includes a generally concave surface (64) and a generally convex surface (66) along at least a portion of each projection. In a disclosed example, the projections at least partially lie on opposite sides of a centerline (68) of the connector (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Scott Anthony Faulkner, Walter Perec
  • Patent number: 7785275
    Abstract: A coupling wire guide is structured to be slidably coupled to a previously introduced wire guide, and is also well suited for stand-alone use. The coupling wire guide generally includes a main body having a distal end and a coupling tip connection to the distal end. The coupling tip includes a coupling portion and a tip portion. The coupling portion defines a coupling passageway having a proximal port and distal port for receiving a previously introduced wire guide. The tip portion includes a distal end surface having an atraumatic shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Cook Incorporated
    Inventor: Jeffry S. Melsheimer
  • Publication number: 20090191749
    Abstract: A male connector (10) is provided with a housing main body (20) formed with a plurality of cavities (21) penetrating in forward and backward directions, into which terminal fittings are insertable, a surrounding wall portion (36) arranged at a rear part of the housing main body (20) and open backward, and a plurality of seal tower portions (35) arranged inside the surrounding wall portion (36) at the rear part of the housing main body (20) and surrounding the cavities (21). Outer ribs (41) extend between the inner surfaces of the surrounding wall portion (36) and the outer surfaces of the seal tower portions (35). The outer ribs 41 are thick at connected parts with the surrounding wall portion (36) while being thin at connected parts with the seal tower portions (35).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mase, Tsutomu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7527517
    Abstract: A connector, including a housing and a terminal received in the housing. The terminal includes a wire connecting portion which connects to a wire and an extension portion which is extended from the wire connecting portion. The extension portion has a conductive portion which is formed in a direction intersecting a direction in which the terminal is inserted into the housing and the housing has an exposure hole through which at least part of the conductive portion is exposed to the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Harunori Tashiro, Masaru Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7462059
    Abstract: A connector which is excellent in transmission characteristics and at the same time capable of facilitating cable-connecting operations. One contact group is comprised of a ground contact including a first contact portion and a first connection portion, a first signal contact including a second contact portion and a second connection portion, and a second signal contact including a third contact portion and a third connection portion. A plurality of the contact groups are held by a housing along a direction orthogonal to a connector fitting direction. First to third contact portions of all the contact groups are arranged on a single imaginary straight line substantially orthogonal to the connector fitting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Limiited
    Inventors: Yuichi Saito, Tadahiro Ota
  • Publication number: 20080182449
    Abstract: A cable connector wire guide and a connector assembly including the same. The wire guide includes first and second portions defining a cable opening. The first and second portions are configured to allow for expansion of the cable opening to allow cables of different dimensions to be received within the cable opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: TYCO THERMAL CONTROLS LLC
    Inventor: Brian S. Larkin
  • Patent number: 7354295
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of terminals and a connector housing, receiving the terminals. Each of the terminals includes a terminal connecting portion, having a tubular shape, and receiving a mating terminal, a wire press-contacting portion including a press-contacting blade for press-contacting a wire, and the press-contacting blade having a blade width larger than a width of the terminal connecting portion, and an interconnecting portion, connecting the terminal connection portion and a wire press-contacting portion. A press-contacting direction in which the wire is press-contacted with the wire press-contacting portion is parallel to a terminal fitting direction of the terminal connecting portion. The terminal connecting portions of the terminals are received in the connector housing in parallel so that the press-contacting blades are arranged in a staggered manner. Also, a connector includes a housing and a terminal received in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Harunori Tashiro, Masaru Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20080014782
    Abstract: An electrical connector (1) for attaching an IC package to a circuit member includes a base (3) defining four side walls, a number of terminals receiving in the base, a cover (4) slidably mounted on the base and a lever (5) slidably moving the cover relative to the base. The base defines a plurality of grooves (31) extending from one side wall of the base to any other side wall of the base and one end of the groove is communicated with exterior space to decline the temperature of the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Qi-Jin Yi, Yao-Chi Huang, Wen He, Lu Zhao
  • Publication number: 20080009175
    Abstract: A main body portion of a grommet is mounted to a through hole of a dash panel partitioning an engine room and a vehicle compartment, a long tube is continuously provided to the main body portion, and the tube is arranged at inside of the engine room. A wire harness is inserted to the main body portion and an inner portion of the tube in an unbundled state, under the state, at least two stages of narrowed portions (first, second fixing portions) constituted by narrowing an inner diameter of the tube at a position proximate to a front end of the tube and a position proximate to the main body portion remote from the position. At the narrowed portion, by fastening a strap for fixing to an outer periphery of the tube, the inner diameter of the tube is narrowed. Wires are scattered by providing a bent portion at the wire harness coming out from the grommet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi KAMENOUE, Tomoyasu MURAKAMI, Hidetaka SHISHIDO
  • Patent number: 7278875
    Abstract: A press-contacting terminal includes a terminal connection portion for electrical connecting to a mating terminal, and a wire connection portion that is extended from the terminal connection portion in a first direction. The wire connection portion includes a base plate portion, first and second side plate portions that are provided on opposite side edges of the base plate portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a press-contacting portion for press-contacting a sheathed wire, the press-contacting portion being disposed on the base plate in perpendicular to both of the base plate portion and the side plate portions, and an interconnecting portion that connects the press-contacting portion to the first side plate portion. The first and second side plate portions have a height so as not to interfere with the sheathed wire to be press-contacted with the press-contacting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20070218749
    Abstract: A method for contactless scanning of a wire fitting wherein the wire fitting is scanned by a first distance sensor and by a second distance sensor. The first distance sensor contactlessly scans the wire fitting, in this case a conductor crimp of a crimp contact, multiple times from below. The second distance sensor contactlessly scans the conductor crimp of the crimp contact from above. From the measurement values with the associated “x”, “y” coordinates, geometrical data of the wire fitting are determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventor: Stefan Viviroli
  • Patent number: 7234961
    Abstract: An electrical connector arrangement taps off electrical current from a plurality of coplanar parallel input insulated conductors and supplies the same to a plurality of output conductors, respectively. A rectangular base member is provided having a horizontal upper surface that supports a plurality of parallel coplanar longitudinally-extending input conductors, respectively. A pair of pivot members are connected with the ends of the base member for pivotal movement about transverse horizontal pivot axes, respectively. As the pivot members are pivoted from disengaged positions toward engaged positions parallel with and directly above the base member top surface, bifurcated insulation-piercing knives on the pivot members pierce the insulation layers of the insulated conductors and electrically engage the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Arlitt, Paulo Russo, Rainer Schulze, John Witt, Günter Lucht, Joachim Bury, Torsten Diekmann, Andreas Wedler, Thomas Salomon
  • Patent number: 7214103
    Abstract: A lead frame has slots therein for bayonet type connection to electrical terminals provided on a solenoid valve or group of valves. Projections on the lead frame are disposed between the slots and upon bayonet connection to the terminals closely interfit a web disposed between the terminals on the solenoid. Preferably, support stanchions are provided for the terminals and may be integrally molded with the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Tae-Kyung Kim, Kenneth J. Parker, Charles Chang, Nathan W. Kryglowski, Jeffrey S. Diller, Mark W. Hildebrandt, Thomas R. Hildebrandt, Randy R. Reamsma, Kelly M. Newby
  • Patent number: 7192318
    Abstract: A contact element has a contact body. A contact arrangement is attached to the contact body. The contact arrangement has a spring tongue. The spring tongue has a free end with a locking face for securing the contact element in a contact housing. The locking face is movable between a locked position and an assembly position. The spring tongue has first and second retention tongues. The first retention tongue extends laterally to a longitudinal direction of the spring tongue and engages an opening in the contact body when the locking face is in the locked position. The second retention tongue extends perpendicular to the spring tongue for engagement with the contact housing when the locking face is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Gheorghe Hotea, Hannes Jahn Wendling
  • Patent number: 7118404
    Abstract: An insulation cutting and displacing contact element comprises a substantially U-shaped insulation displacement portion and a clamping portion. The insulation displacement portion has a base with a wire insertion opening. The base has first and second legs extending therefrom. Each of the first and second legs has an insulation displacement slot that communicates with the wire insertion opening. The first leg has a spring contact member projecting into an inner portion of the insulation displacement portion. The clamping portion extends from the second leg. The clamping portion is bent about a bending axis by about 90 degrees. The clamping portion has tongues for securing a connecting wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventor: Hartmuth Ploesser
  • Patent number: 7090545
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (A) has a receiving portion (17) with a contact surface (18) for contacting a male tab (T). The contact surface (18) is widest at the front end and substantially narrowed toward the back. A rate at which a contact area of the male tab (T) and the contact surface (18) increases in the insertion process of the male tab (T) is smaller as compared to a substantially rectangular contact surface having a constant width. The terminal fitting (A) provides good operation feeling upon manually connecting the male tab (T) with the terminal fitting (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 7070445
    Abstract: Provided is a communications cable assembly and method of making the same. The cable includes a plurality of conductive wires coated with an insulative jacket and bound within a cover. Located at a first end of the cable is a first connector that includes a plurality of insulation displacement contacts that can receive the wires. Located along the cable between the first and second ends is a second connector that includes a plurality of insulation displacement contacts. The wires are received in the insulation displacement contacts of the second connector prior to being received by the insulation displacement contacts of the first connector. The first connector and second connector are thereby connected in series. A third connector including a third plurality of insulation displacement contacts can be located at the second end of the cable. In an embodiment, the first and second connectors can be rigidly bound to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Shah, Anil Bali
  • Patent number: 7059889
    Abstract: A splice block for interconnecting conductors, which include wire and insulation covering the wire. A container having openings through which conductors can access an interior of the container contains multiple connectors. Each connector includes a housing having a first slot having a width that is less than a width of an outer surface of the insulation and is engageable with the wire of a conductor, and a cover including a second slot having a width that is less than a width of an outer surface of the insulation and engageable with the wire of the conductor, the second slot being spaced along a length of the conductor from the first slot, and offset laterally from the first slot. An electrically conductive connection interconnects adjacent connectors. A container top maintains engagement among the cover, the housing and a connector, such that the first and second slots engage the wire of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Slobadan Pavlovic, Mohamad Zeidan
  • Patent number: 7056146
    Abstract: An insulation displacement contact includes a pair of insulation displacement blades and a pair of resilient contact pieces. The pair of insulation displacement blades are opposite to each other with their bases connected to each other such that there is formed, by their inner sides, a slot for receiving an insulated wire of which core wire portion is covered with an insulation. The pair of insulation displacement blades are arranged such that when the insulated wire is inserted into the slot, the insulation is cut and the core wire portion comes in press-contact with the insulation displacement blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hiramoto, Takashi Suyama, Terumi Nakashima