Contact Member Cutting To Contact First Conductor And Contacting Second Conductor Patents (Class 439/418)
  • Patent number: 11189954
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a first connector having a first connector body and a first connecting portion protruding from the first connector body, a second connector having a second connector body and a second connecting portion protruding from the second connector body, the second connecting portion overlapping the first connecting portion in a direction perpendicular to a central axis of the second connector, and a terminal fastening lance protruding from the first connector body and extending on an inner side of the second connector body. Of the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, one disposed on a relatively outer side has a transmitting material that allows a laser to pass therethrough and the other disposed on a relatively inner side has an absorbing material that absorbs the laser. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are connected to each other through laser welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi Chan Kwon, Jae Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 11152752
    Abstract: Audio jacks and device enclosures that provide proper grounding, are readily reworkable, provide improved ventilation, and have an aesthetically pleasing appearance. An example can include a device enclosure including an enclosure wall and a sleeve for an audio jack. The sleeve can connect to ground through various paths. The audio jack housing can be inserted in the sleeve and kept in place using a fastener. This arrangement can allow the audio jack to be readily reworkable. The sleeve can be narrow at the enclosure wall for improved ventilation and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud R. Amini, Rui Zhou, Ameya V. Nilkanth, James E. Harper, Mariel L. Lanas
  • Patent number: 11128064
    Abstract: A connection device for connecting a shield conductor of an electrical cable to a grounding section includes: a housing surrounding a receiving space into which an electrical cable is insertable with a shield conductor along a longitudinal axis, the housing being attachable to the grounding section such that the grounding section extends at least partly in the receiving space; and a spring element which is adjustably disposed on the housing and which has a clamping leg and is movable from an open position to a clamped position relative to the housing such that when in the clamped position, the spring element acts with the clamping leg on the shield conductor of the electrical cable inserted in the receiving space, the clamping leg having an engagement portion for acting on the shield conductor, the engagement portion having an at least partially curved or angled engagement contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Kevin Berghahn, Jens Andresen, Heinz Reibke
  • Patent number: 11085595
    Abstract: A tangle-resistant decorative lighting assembly, comprising: a main portion including a plurality of wires and connectors, including first and second connectors and first and second lighted-extension portions extending transversely from the main portion. The first lighted extension portion including: a first connector configured to detachably connect to the first connector of the main portion, a first plurality of wires connected to the first connector, and a first plurality of lamp assemblies connected to the first plurality of wires. The second lighted-extension portion including: a second connector configured to detachably connect to the second connector of the main portion, a second plurality of wires connected to the second connector, and a second plurality of lamp assemblies connected to the second plurality of wires. The first connector of the main portion comprises a lock portion configured to engage with a lock portion of the first connector of the first lighted-extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 10756497
    Abstract: A connector, to which an end portion of a cable including a plurality of core wires is to be connected, comprises a housing including an arrangement surface section defining an arrangement space in which the cable is arranged through an opening, and an engagement member arranged in the arrangement space to hold the cable in the arrangement space together with the housing. The housing includes a first engagement portion for locking the cable by being displaced upward to project into the arrangement space, thereby pressing an outer surface of the cable arranged in the arrangement space. The engagement member includes a pair of second engagement portions arranged opposite to each other in a left-to-right direction through contact with the arrangement surface section, when the engagement member is arranged in the arrangement space, so as to lock the cable by pressing and sandwiching the outer surface of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Masashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10608379
    Abstract: A crimp crystal head includes a base, golden plates, a circuit board, crimping terminals and a fixing seat. The base has insertion slots. The golden plates are separately placed in the insertion slots. The circuit board is disposed in the base. Two ends of the circuit board connect to the golden plates and have terminal holes, respectively. Each crimping terminal has a wiring hole for being inserted by a twisted pair wire and a crimping trough for fixing and connecting the twisted pair wire. The wiring hole communicates with the crimping trough. Each crimping terminal has a fixing bar inserted into the terminal hole with interference fit. The fixing seat is installed on the circuit board and has terminal trenches and inserting holes separately communicating with the terminal trenches. The crimping terminal is inserted into the terminal trench. The insertion hole is inserted by the twisted pair wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: WUXI UNIVERSAL NETWORK CORPORATION CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sheng-Cheng Shen, Qing Chen, Jiajia Yao
  • Patent number: 10326242
    Abstract: A communications system includes a modified RJ45 plug and a modified RJ45 jack. The communications system allows for backwards connectivity and interoperability with other RJ45 jacks and plugs by having two potential contact points on each the plug and the jack that may serve as an electrical interface between different types of connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Joshua A. Valenti
  • Patent number: 10178005
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a tracer function for networked cable systems used for data or power transmission. A self contained and self powered indicator circuit is described that enables tracing the location of both ends of a networked cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MERTEK INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Scherer, Jonathan Sholtis
  • Patent number: 10106360
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a plastic injection molded frame with a resiliently flexible finger that helps prevent the free end of a roll of tape from accidentally retracting, falling back, and frustratingly sticking to the coiled portion of the tape. To avoid this problem, a distal end of the finger presses against the inner diameter of a cardboard or plastic spool about which the tape is wrapped. Friction between the finger's distal end and the spool's inner diameter inhibits reverse rotation of the spool. To avoid breaking the finger while forcefully loading the roll of tape into the dispenser during assembly, a lateral backstop surface on the dispenser prevents the spool from bending the finger too far in a laterally outward direction. To avoid breaking the finger during subsequent rough use, another backstop surface prevents the spool from bending the finger too far in a radially downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Larry E. Tiedemann, Robert J. Harter
  • Patent number: 10027059
    Abstract: A twist-lock electrical connector includes first and second connector portions each having a respective interface end portion and longitudinal axes. The first connector has a projection and the second connector has a corresponding bore along the connectors' respective longitudinal axes. Two electrical contacts are located at opposite sides of the projection at the first interface end portion, and two other electrical contacts are located at opposite sides of the bore at the second interface end portion. The interface end portions are configured to engage one another at a first rotational orientation in which the bore receives the projection when the first and second longitudinal axes are made substantially coaxial and the connector portions are brought together along their axes. The interface end portions further engage one another at a second rotational orientation in which the first pair of electrical contacts electrically engage the second pair of electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Marc A. Mitchell, Robert L. Knapp, Nickolas J. Morrow
  • Patent number: 9992892
    Abstract: A connecting device electrically connects electrical lines to electrical contacts. The connecting device includes a flexible circuit board or printed circuit board, a base support and a cover. The electrical lines are disposed on the flexible circuit board. The flexible circuit board has a contact-making region, in which at least one electrical line is electrically connected to at least one electrical contact. The electrical contacts are disposed on the base support. The flexible circuit board is disposed between the base support and the cover. The base support and the cover form a sealed housing of the contact-making region. The circuit board and the cover are each composed of a flexible material, and the physical material properties of the circuit board and of the cover are substantially identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Baeumel, Matthias Wieczorek
  • Patent number: 9941623
    Abstract: Flat Ethernet cables and associated systems, devices, and methods are disclosed, particularly as applied to home security system implementations. For example, disclosed herein is a flat Ethernet cable that includes an interior, female connection end, an exterior, female connection end, opposite the interior end, and including a weather-proofing clamshell enclosing the female connection end, and a flat cable portion that runs between the interior end and the exterior end. The flat Ethernet cable is configured as a PoE cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: David B Lett
  • Patent number: 9716337
    Abstract: A connecting device for electrically connecting electrical lines to electrical contacts includes a flexible circuit board or printed circuit board, a base support, and a cover. The electrical lines or conductors are disposed on the flexible circuit board. The flexible circuit board has a contacting-making region, in which at least one electrical line is electrically connected to at least one electrical contact. The electrical contacts are disposed on the base support. The flexible circuit board is disposed between the base support and the cover and the base support and the cover form a sealed housing for the contacting-making region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Keuten, Andreas Voegerl, Juergen Henniger, Matthias Wieczorek, Lisa-Maria Wittmann
  • Patent number: 9698544
    Abstract: A plug connector assembly (1) adapted to plug into a receptacle in two reversed directions, includes a mating member (10), a cable (30) electrically connected with the mating member, and an outer shell (50) including a main body (51), and a strain relief member (52) disposed at a rear end of the main body and enclosing the cable. The main body includes a front portion (510) enclosing a rear end (102) of the mating member, and a rear portion (511) opposite to the front portion and connected with the strain relief member. A thickness of the front portion is smaller than a thickness of the rear portion measured along a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9647349
    Abstract: A connector for light-emitting diode (LED) strip light is disclosed. The connector has a cavity with conductive longitudinal and transverse pins that, when the connector is assembled with an LED strip light in a cavity within the housing of the connector, penetrate the insulation of the strip light to make electrical contact with the strip light's conductors. The connector also includes gasket seals and a removable portion that exposes the cavity. The removable portion may include a window to expose any LEDs that may be within the housing of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventor: James Stillman
  • Patent number: 9640924
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention is a communication plug that includes a plug housing with a plurality of plug contact slots and at least one plug contact with at least two tines. The at least one plug contact is positioned in one of the plug contact slots, the one of the plug contact slots having a bridge positioned between the at least two tines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David C. Stanislaw, Michael B. Verbeek, Satish I. Patel, Jason O'Young
  • Patent number: 9490582
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulation body that can be inserted into a housing (11) of a plug-in connector (10), which is formed from a connecting portion (2) and a contacting portion (3), wherein in the contacting portion (3), contacting means (4) are provided and the connecting portion (2) is provided with recesses (5), in which individual conductors of a multi-core cable can be clamped, wherein the connecting portion (2) and the contacting portion (3) can be joined together, so that the individual conductors of the multi-core cable can be electrically contacted by means of the individual contacting means (4). According to the invention, the connecting portion (2) includes means that orientate the individual conductors along the recesses (5) of the connecting portion (2) in such a way that each of the conductors is pushed into the respective recesses and the direction of the conductor changes along the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Jaschke, Melanie Genau
  • Patent number: 9331418
    Abstract: A mini SAS HD connector comprises: front and rear housings combined together, wherein the rear housing comprises first and second rear shell pieces; a positioning mechanism disposed between the first and second rear shell pieces and providing a positioning effect; a first combination mechanism disposed between the front and rear housings and providing a combination effect when the front and rear housings are combined; and combinations of a first inner module, a second inner module and circuit boards. The combination of the first inner module and the circuit board is mounted in the first rear shell piece. The combination of the second inner module and the circuit board is mounted in the second rear shell piece. Stopper mechanisms are provided between the first inner module, the second inner module and the circuit boards, so the circuit boards have no distinct displacement due to plugging and unplugging operations of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: TC&C Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li Hua Chung
  • Patent number: 9312620
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible flat cable connector fixing structure. The flexible flat cable connector fixing structure comprises a flexible flat cable and a first connector. The flexible flat cable comprises a wrapping portion positioned on one end of the flexible flat cable. The first connector is connected to an end of the flexible flat cable, and the first connector comprises: contacts, a first slot, and a first circuit board. The first slot comprises passageways for placing the contacts. The first circuit board is fixed with a back of the first slot, and the first circuit board comprises conducting portions, for being conductively fixed with the contacts, and conducting parts, positioned on a front of the first circuit board, for being electrically connected to the flexible flat cable. The wrapping portion wraps the first circuit board to fix the flexible flat cable on the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BING XU PRECISION CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chih-jung Chen
  • Patent number: 9246265
    Abstract: A metallic contact for insertion into a modular telecommunications plug includes a generally planar body defining a top end, a bottom end, a front end, a rear end, and a length extending from the front end to the rear end. The bottom end is at least partially defined by a blade for piercing an insulation of a wire positioned within the plug. At least a portion of the top end is configured to electrically contact a conductor of a jack that receives the plug. The top end is defined at least in part by a first engagement surface that is separated from a second engagement surface by a notch. An uppermost portion of the first engagement surface defines a first push surface that is generally at the same height as a second push surface defined by an uppermost portion of the second engagement surface. The notch is defined by a front vertical wall spaced from a rear vertical wall, wherein the front vertical wall is positioned at a distance of at least half the length of the contact from the front end of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Edward Geniac, William Peteritas, Mark William Neff, Longinos de Dios
  • Patent number: 9172188
    Abstract: A plug-in terminal for a data or telecommunication cable comprising terminal elements for connecting at least one electrical or optical conductor, further comprising connecting elements for connecting the electrical or optical conductor(s) with an electronic device, wherein the plug-in terminal comprises a storage for data and a means for reading out and/or archiving data in the storage by means of the electronic device, and a method of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: MCQ TECH GMBH
    Inventors: Rolf Sticker, Eduard Betz
  • Patent number: 9093801
    Abstract: A mechanical device for electrically connecting a first flexible assembly to a second flexible assembly comprises a wafer and a housing. The wafer has an insulator core and a plurality of wafer electrical connectors. The core has a first base side and an opposed second base side. The wafer electrical connectors include a first set of wafer electrical connector contacts exposed on the first base side and a second set of wafer electrical connector contacts exposed on the second base side. The wafer electrical connector contacts are adapted to electrically connect with each of the flexible assembly electrical contacts. The housing retains the wafer, the first flexible assembly terminal, and the second flexible assembly terminal in such a way that each of the first flexible assembly electrical contacts is removably secured and electrically connected to one of the wafer electrical connector contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Hi Rel Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Willis Williams, Derick Esquivel
  • Patent number: 8992247
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to electrical plug assemblies that generally include a plug housing that defines an internal cavity. The electrical plug assemblies generally include a printed circuit board disposed within the internal cavity of the plug housing. The printed circuit board defines a front face and a bottom face. The electrical plug assemblies generally include a plurality of conductive contacts. Each of the plurality of conductive contacts is generally secured relative to the printed circuit board and extends from the bottom face to the front face of the printed circuit board. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to methods of fabricating electrical plug assemblies and electrical plug systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Aekins
  • Patent number: 8961219
    Abstract: A communication plug is described. The communication plug has a communication cable with a plurality of conductors, a plug housing, and a cable manager partially enclosed, within the plug housing. The cable manager has a load bar with a plurality of holes, a first cable management section connected to the load bar via a first hinge, and a second cable management section connected to the load bar via a second hinge. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together and partially enclose the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8900005
    Abstract: An insulation displacement terminal system (10) provides for a stop limiting engagement of two opposed insulation displacement plates (15, 16) and a catch (70) retaining the plates (15, 16) against separation to precisely define an aperture (84) holding the conductor for improved reliability and electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Pancon LLC
    Inventor: Robert N. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8870589
    Abstract: A cable connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a plurality of contacts (2) retained in the insulative housing (1) and a cable (3) connecting to the contacts (2). The insulative housing (1) includes a first body (11) and a positioning block (13). The first body (11) has a number of inserting slots (1331) passing downwardly therethrough. The positioning block (13) has a plurality of receiving passageways (1301) passing therethrough along a front-to-back direction to retain to the cable (3) therein. The contacts (2) each has a sharp top end (21). The positioning block (13) is retained in the first body (11) downwardly. The sharp top ends (21) of the contacts (2) pierce the cable (3) to connect with the cable (3) reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Jun Chen, Qing Wang
  • Patent number: 8764476
    Abstract: The transmission connector includes a base, a flexible circuit board and a cover. The base has a fixing seat with bendable tongues and a receiving seat. The flexible circuit board is received in the fixing seat and the receiving seat with abutting against the tongues. The cover includes a contact seat coupled to the fixing seat and having insulation-displacement contacts (IDCs). Bottoms of the IDCs are in contact with the flexible circuit board. The tongues generate elasticity force to push the flexible circuit board, so that the flexible circuit board can keep in electric contact with the IDCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Ma
  • Publication number: 20140113483
    Abstract: A connector assembly for use with dual conductor cable is disclosed. The connector assembly includes a first connector, a second connector, first and second fixture wires, and first and second connector terminals. The first and second connectors are removably attachable. The first connector includes a first connector base, two prongs extending from the first connector base, and a first connector slot for accepting the first connector terminal. The second connector includes a second connector base, two wings extending from the second connector base, and a second connector slot for accepting the second connector terminal. The wings are sized and configured to accept the two prongs when the first and second connectors are joined. The first and second connector terminals include a spike extending generally away from the base of the connector into which the terminal has been secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: NII NORTHERN INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mathieu Chartrand, Frederic Boucher, Christopher Warnock, Carlos Carpintero
  • Patent number: 8702444
    Abstract: A communication plug is described. The communication plug has a communication cable with a plurality of conductors, a plug housing, and a cable manager partially enclosed within the plug housing. The cable manager has a load bar with a plurality of holes, a first cable management section connected to the load bar via a first hinge, and a second cable management section connected to the load bar via a second hinge. The first and second cable management sections are configured to fold together and partially enclose the cable before the cable manager is inserted into the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Keith S. Maranto, Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Michael G. Dragisic, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8696369
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure related to a plug module including main contacts that connect to conductors of an electrical cable and retractable secondary contacts that connect to a storage component installed on the plug module. The secondary contacts may be releasably latched in the retracted position. The secondary contacts may be biased to the extended position. The storage component may move along with the secondary contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren Mattson, Christopher Charles Taylor, Gordon White
  • Patent number: 8690598
    Abstract: A communication plug having a plug body and a plurality of contact pairs at least partially within the plug body, the contact pairs including an inherent asymmetric coupling between individual contacts of one of the contact pairs and other individual contacts of another of the contact pairs. Second asymmetric coupling elements are connected between the individual contacts of one of the contact pairs and the other individual contacts of another of the contact pairs. The second asymmetric coupling elements, when combined with the inherent asymmetric coupling, provide a balanced symmetric coupling between the individual contacts of one of the contact pairs and the other individual contacts of another of the contact pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Ronald A. Nordin, Paul W. Wachtel, Surendra Chitti Babu
  • Patent number: 8398002
    Abstract: A fuel injection device includes a pressure control portion for controlling operation of a nozzle, and a body portion having therein a bent lead wire hole through which two lead wires of the pressure control portion are introduced to exterior. A first guide member having therein a pair of first guide grooves partitioned by a first partition member is inserted into the lead wire hole from one end side, a second guide member having therein a pair of second guide grooves partitioned by a second partition member is inserted into the lead wire hole from the other end side. The first partition member protrudes from one end portion of the first guide member to have a protrusion portion, which is fitted with a recess portion of the second partition portion at one end portion of the second guide member when the first and second guide members contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shu Kagami, Jun Kondo, Tomoki Fujino
  • Patent number: 8267714
    Abstract: A telecommunications connector including a connector housing; a plurality of connector contacts in the connector housing; a substrate having first plated through holes for receiving termination ends of the connector contacts, the first plated through holes arranged in an area on the substrate; a plurality of termination contacts, the plurality of termination contacts positioned in second plated through holes in the substrate; the second plated through holes intersecting the area on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Siemon Company
    Inventors: John A Siemon, Brian Celella, James Frey, David Medeiros, Maxwell K. Yip, Joseph Favale, Randy J. Below, Chris Acuna, Marc Pardee
  • Patent number: 8245395
    Abstract: A method of installing a plug on a cable having insulated wire pairs includes stripping insulation from a cable end to expose the wires and arranging the wires into a plug configuration. A wiring block having a back end leading to a cavity and a front end having pass through holes respectively leading to wire troughs extending between the cavity and front end is provided. The cable end is inserted through the back end such that the wires are inserted into the wire troughs corresponding with the plug configuration and such that the ends of the wires protrude out through the pass through holes. The protruding wire ends are cut off after being pulled until the cable insulation adjacent to the cable end seats itself inside the cavity. The cable is removed from the block such that the cable end can be inserted into a plug to be crimped thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L. P.
    Inventor: Mark Elias
  • Patent number: 8070527
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a limiting member having upper and lower sides and a piercer hole formed therethrough; two spaced-apart clamping structures formed on the upper side of the limiting member in parallel manner and sandwiching the piercer hole therebetween, each clamping structure including a protrusion projecting upward from the upper side and having a top portion, a cross-section width gradually larger toward the top portion and a recess adjacent to the protrusion; and a terminal disposed on the lower side of the limiting member, and having a piercing section extending into the piercer hole to pierce through a cable material so as to be exposed from the upper side of the limiting member. A gap defined by an adjacent pair of the protrusions is smaller than an adjacent pair of the recesses in order for clamping the cable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Concraft Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chi Lee, Chin-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 8016608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pull-through modular jack and method of use thereof. The modular jack allows wires to be fed through the housing and pulled tight prior to terminating. This ensures that the wires terminate with the insulation displacement contact very close to the point at which the wires are still twisted. Termination is made by moving a pressing portion to a pressed position, which then pushes the wires into the insulation displacement contacts that displace the wire insulation to make contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7931487
    Abstract: A connector for providing an electrical connection between two insulated covered electrical wires consists of a cylindrical member made of electricity conductive metal. The cylindrical member is made from a flexible plate appropriately rolled and configured to include two cylindrical elements interconnected by an intermediate section. The cylindrical elements each have a plurality of sharp blade elements which form jagged serrated edges around the perimeter of one end of each element. Insulated electrical wires are pushed through the cylindrical elements and their serrated edges and then pulled back. This causes the blade elements to pierce the insulation around the electrical wires, thus forming a secure electrical connection between the wires and the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventors: Louis W. Cappuccio, Jose Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 7883354
    Abstract: A modular plug includes a main body and a fixing block. The main body includes an upper housing, a lower housing, and blades. The upper housing includes a first top surface defining slits for respectively retaining one contact and a first bottom surface defining a first cavity and indents extending from one sidewall of the first cavity. The first bottom surface includes wires being connected with one contact. The lower housing includes a second top surface, abutting against the first bottom surface of the upper housing, and a second bottom surface. The second top surface defines a second cavity and slots extending from one sidewall of the second cavity. The second bottom surface forms an elastic tab extending therefrom. The blades are respectively received in one indent. The fixing block is fitted in to the first cavity and the second cavity and includes fixing portions fixing cores of a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xian-Wei Ma, Ting Luo
  • Patent number: 7878841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pull-through modular jack and method of use thereof. The modular jack allows wires to be fed through the housing and pulled tight prior to terminating. This ensures that the wires terminate with the insulation displacement contact very close to the point at which the wires are still twisted. Termination is made by moving a pressing portion to a pressed position, which then pushes the wires into the insulation displacement contacts that displace the wire insulation to make contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7857635
    Abstract: Communications connectors are provided that include a printed circuit board that has a top side and a bottom side. These connectors each include a housing that receives at least a portion of the printed circuit board. The connectors include first through eighth input contacts that are mounted on the printed circuit board and first through eighth output contacts that are likewise mounted on the printed circuit board. The connectors further include a board edge termination assembly that has an opening that receives an edge of the printed circuit board. The board edge termination assembly has a body that is configured to receive a communications cable having at least eight conductors and to electrically connect the eight conductors to respective ones of the first through eighth output contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Robert Ray Goodrich, Michael Walter Canning, Amid I. Hashim, Wayne D. Larsen, Nhan Huynh
  • Patent number: 7815462
    Abstract: An electric plug having a first connection region, a second connection region, and a contact carrier. The first connection region, having at least one vertical contact, is provided for connecting at least one electrical conductor, while the second connection region includes at least one horizontal contact for contacting a counter connector which is to be connected to the electric plug. The contact carrier includes an upper surface on which the vertical and horizontal contacts are provided, with the contact carrier being configured to electrically interconnect the first and second connection regions. Furthermore, the contact carrier is arranged in a housing, forming a datum plane on the lower side of the housing in the plug-in direction, with the upper surface of the contact carrier is arranged in an inclined position with respect to the datum plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Boeck, Rudolf E. Kraemer, Ralf Schmidt, Martin Szelag
  • Patent number: 7753717
    Abstract: A method and system for terminating a cable into a plug using a plug assembly system. Wires of the cable are exposed and dressed on to a shield. A plug body is placed over the shield. The wires are fed into wire insertion holes of the plug body. A contact holding member is placed on the plug body. A crimping tool crimps the contacts in the contact holding member through the plug body into and through the wires to achieve mechanical and electrical connection between the wires and the contacts. A cover may be used to cover the plug body, shield and wires. A crimp ferrule may be used to crimp the wires to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Bel Fuse Ltd.
    Inventors: Yakov Belopolsky, Brian Bentley, David Gutter, Richard Marowsky, Steven Weller
  • Patent number: 7695308
    Abstract: A connection module for housing a contact element used to electrically connect wires within the module, the module being formed of first and second parts arranged to interfit so as to define a first set of openings, each being shaped to receive an end section of one of said wires for electric connection to the contact element, which pass into the module from a first end face toward an opposite second end face, the first part having first and second slots in opposed side walls, and the second part having a first protrusion which is received in a first one of the slots to at least partially fill an open end of said first one of said slots to thereby define an aperture to allow a test probe to access the contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Brent David Allwood, Jeffrey Allan Glen
  • Patent number: 7611374
    Abstract: An electrical wire connection device includes a housing having a top surface and opposite end surfaces that respectively intersect the top surface at end edges of the top surface. Each end edge forms a cutoff. A cover board is openably closed to the top surface of the housing to expose an opening of the cutoff in the respective end surface. The opening allows the insertion of a tip of a hand tool, such as flat-ended screwdriver, to pry the cover board open. In this way, the cover board can be opened easily and efficiently without damage to the housing or the cover board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Mei Hwa Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Pei-Cheng Chiu
  • Publication number: 20090239410
    Abstract: A connection module for housing a contact element used to electrically connect wires within the module, the module being formed of first and second parts arranged to interfit so as to define a first set of openings, each being shaped to receive an end section of one of said wires for electric connection to the contact element, which pass into the module from a first end face toward an opposite second end face, the first part having first and second slots in opposed side walls, and the second part having a first protrusion which is received in a first one of the slots to at least partially fill an open end of said first one of said slots to thereby define an aperture to allow a test probe to access the contact element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Brent David Allwood, Jeffrey Allan Glen
  • Publication number: 20090203252
    Abstract: An RJ modular connector is provided that has wire channels that slope upward and end at openings in the top of the connector through which the stripped wires extend. In use, the outer jacket insulation is removed from an end portion of the cable, leaving lengths of exposed wires. The length of the exposed wire is unimportant. The wires are arranged in an essentially flat configuration and inserted longitudinally into the connector and then directed upward by the upward slope of the channels, so that the distal ends of the respective wires extend through the top of the connector. The protruding wire ends are then compared with a standard to confirm the correct color identification pattern for them and corresponding wire position. After the comparison is made, the protruding wire ends are crimped/secured and sheared off. Conductive contact blades are inserted, and pierce the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: Greenlee Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Stephens, Kyle Dean Hedrick
  • Patent number: 7484993
    Abstract: An ethernet cable connector for coupling an ethernet cable and providing contact between insulated wires of the ethernet cable and insulation displacement contacts within the connector. The connector includes an inner body having a clamp, a plurality of holes and a plurality of recesses transverse to the plurality of holes. Each hole receives a wire of an ethernet cable. The outer body is operatively coupled to the inner body and is configured to couple insulation displacement contacts within the outer body. The insertion of the inner body within the outer body bends the wires of the ethernet cable to rest within the plurality of recesses of the inner body, engages the insulation displacement contacts with the ethernet wires and compresses the clamp around a portion of the ethernet cable, thereby providing strain reduction to the ethernet wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Amidon, Stephen P Malak
  • Patent number: 7448920
    Abstract: A method for terminating a telecommunications cable where the cable comprises a plurality of twisted pairs of wires. The method comprises the steps providing an interconnection module comprising a pair of contacts for each of the twisted pairs, aligning the end portions and interconnecting each of the aligned end portions with a corresponding pair of conductive contacts. The aligning step comprises arranging the end portions such that when connected to the contact pairs, the twisted pairs remain uncrossed. A wire lead guide for isolating the end portions of a plurality twisted pairs of wires and a connector assembly using the same. The guide comprises a guide body and a plurality of non-intersecting passageways through the body. Each of the passageways is comprised of an entrance and an exit. The end portions of one of the twisted pairs are inserted through a corresponding one of the passageways. The passageways isolate the twisted pairs of wires from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Belden CDT (Canada) Inc.
    Inventors: Alain Quenneville, Michel Bohbot, Antoine Tazbaz
  • Patent number: 7381083
    Abstract: Provided is an ethernet connector comprising a housing having an insulation displacement contact securely disposed within a hollow portion of the housing, and an insertion member, having a hole configured to receive a wire in a manner so that the wire extends through the hole in a direction perpendicular to an operable direction of insertion of the cartridge into the housing and so that the wire makes electrical connection with the insulation displacement contact when the cartridge is inserted into the cavity. Methodology for forming an ethernet connector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7374450
    Abstract: A high frequency plug formed of a housing, a load board and a cable organizer is disclosed. The cable organizer has top, bottom, left and right guide grooves for guiding the four twisted pairs of the cable, and a vertical opening hole in communication between the top and bottom guide grooves to enhance cross talk between the pair of the third and sixth wires and the pair of the fourth and fifth wire, thereby achieving de-embedded effect and improving the transmission quality. The cable organizer is molded from plastic with conductive material or EMI/RFI shielding material, eliminating interference and improving the transmission quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Telebox Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Ray Chang