Distinct Cable Attached Enlargement Means Patents (Class 439/455)
  • Patent number: 10074940
    Abstract: A conductive EMI shielding assembly for shielding the connection between a multi-wire cable and a corresponding circuit board connector is disclosed, and includes a housing portion for surrounding the circuit board connector and a coupling portion for mating with the housing portion and the cable. The housing portion has a base with a rectangular configuration and a collar portion that mates with a corresponding collar portion of the coupling portion. The coupling portion has an opposing end that slips over the end of the cable and attaches to the cable. The housing collar portion and coupling mating portion include associated tabs and openings arranged around them in a circular pattern at preselected angular intervals. The tabs and openings permit the coupling portion to be oriented with respect to the housing portion in a number of different patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Calvin Cox
  • Patent number: 10069291
    Abstract: A terminal fitting includes a cylindrical portion having a first crimping region and a second crimping region. A crimped state of a braided body extending through the terminal fitting is formed between the terminal fitting and a cable at the first crimping region such that relative movements of the terminal fitting and the braided body are prevented, and an end of the braided body is then folded back and positioned to face an outer surface of the cylindrical portion in a radial direction. The crimped state of the braided body is then formed between a sleeve and the terminal fitting at the second crimping region, so that the terminal fitting is fixed to the braided body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kitagawa, Yuya Yamada, Ryuta Fujii
  • Patent number: 9819128
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly comprises a cable and an electrical connector electrically connected with the cable, the electrical connector includes a mating member, a PCB connected with the mating member, a metal shell enclosing the PCB, and an outer case covering the metal shell, the PCB includes a front end, a rear end and a middle portion connecting with the front end and the rear end; wherein the light emitting element is mounted on the middle portion of the PCB, the metal shell includes a front portion, a rear portion, and a connecting portion connecting the front portion and the rear portion, the connecting portion defines a groove, a distance between a bottom of the groove and the PCB is equal to or smaller than a height of the light emitting element, and the outer case has a light-transmissive portion to pass light emitted by the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Yong Zhou, Xiao Fan, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9819120
    Abstract: A connector C to be mounted on a case of a device includes a coated wire 10 formed such that a core 11 is coated with an insulation coating 12, a terminal fitting 20 to be fit and connected to a mating terminal, a flexible conductor 15 interposed between the terminal fitting 20 and an end of the coated wire 10, and a housing 30 made of synthetic resin and accommodating the terminal fitting 20 together with the flexible conductor 15. The core 11 of the coated wire 10 is provided with a core fixing portion 25 integrated with the core 11 and the core fixing portion 25 is embedded in the housing 30 by molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Mukuno, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kenichi Kitaoka, Shuzo Yukawa
  • Patent number: 9728889
    Abstract: A circuit card is disclosed. The circuit card may have a strain relief aperture and a conductor contact. A conductor may extend through the strain relief aperture and connect in electrical continuity with the conductor contact. The circuit card may have a conformal coating, such as poly(p-xylylene) polymer applied. The conformal coating may be applied in layers, and the layers may have different thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Abbott, Andrew Slanker, Brian Syverson, Eric Joseph Reed, Scott R Durkee, Alexander White
  • Patent number: 9543689
    Abstract: A terminal crimped wire includes a wire including a conductor and an insulation sheath covering a circumference of the conductor, a crimping terminal crimped to the wire, an anticorrosion material which covers an exposed part of the wire drawn out of the crimping terminal, and an elastic member provided along a circumference of the wire. The wire is crimped to the crimping terminal via the elastic member interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sato, Tsutomu Takayama
  • Patent number: 9509082
    Abstract: A terminal crimped wire includes a wire including a conductor and an insulation sheath covering a circumference of the conductor, a crimping terminal crimped to the wire, an anticorrosion material which covers an exposed part of the wire drawn out of the crimping terminal, and an elastic member provided along a circumference of the wire. The wire is crimped to the crimping terminal via the elastic member interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sato, Tsutomu Takayama
  • Patent number: 9425562
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electrical connector is disclosed. The electrical connector comprises a shell having a mating end and a cable end. The shell has a cavity with at least one conductor therein. The at least one conductor is arranged at the mating end for termination to a mating connector. The shell has a cable extending from the cavity through the cable end being electrically connected to the at least one conductor. The electrical connector also includes a shielding insert received proximate to the cable end. The shielding insert circumferentially surrounds the cable and is configured to block transmission of electromagnetic radiation through the cable end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Troy L. Blazek, Matthew Ryan Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9154649
    Abstract: A data reader includes a memory board provided to a removable member and a reading member including a reading terminal. The memory board includes a positioning opening, a ground terminal provided to the positioning opening, and a contact terminal. The reading member includes an engagement projection that fits in the positioning opening and is disposed adjacent and parallel to the reading terminal. The engagement projection includes a uniform diameter portion, a tapered portion extending from the uniform diameter portion, and an apparatus-side ground terminal to contact the ground terminal of the memory board when the engagement projection fits in the positioning opening. The apparatus-side ground terminal includes a portion projecting laterally from the uniform diameter portion from an end of the uniform diameter portion toward a reading member base and an extended portion at the end of the uniform diameter portion, covered with the tapered portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Fujimori, Hideki Kosugi, Tatsuya Kubo, Kentaro Nodera, Shinnosuke Koshizuka, Teppei Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9048651
    Abstract: A strain relief and cable retention assembly for retaining a cable to a casing includes an anchor made of a flexible material. An internal bore along an axis of the anchor is sized to fit an outer jacket of the cable. Tabs extend away from the bore along axes perpendicular to the axis of the bore. A plate made of a stiff material extends along the tabs of the anchor. A section of the anchor passes through the plate such that the plate rests flat against the tabs between the tabs and a face of a casing. Reinforcing fibers from the cable are tied around the plate and the tabs, distributing stress from the cable to the plate and casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8814598
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact means (100) for attaching an end of a cable (110). The contact means (100) has a casing (300) with an inner chamber (320) for receiving a section of the cable (110) in the region of the cable end, and a pull relief element (200, 201, 202, 203) which can be fastened to the casing (300) in the inner chamber (320), with a pull relief section (220, 221, 222, 223) and at least one contacting section (240, 241). The pull relief section (220, 221, 222, 223) is formed to fix a cable sheath (120) of the cable (110). The contacting section (240, 241) is formed to contact a shield (130) of the cable (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hein, Martin Szelag, Karl-Heinz Hess, Martin Schmitt, Dennis Feldmann, Hermann Schenk, Achim Pfeffer, Thomas Gerlach, Niranjan Thirunavukkarasu
  • Patent number: 8556649
    Abstract: Conductor connecting apparatus for connecting with a housing an insulated conductor having a bare end portion from which the insulation layer has been removed, comprising a housing containing an access opening communicating with a chamber contained within the housing, an annular mounting ring adapted for mounting concentrically about the insulated layer of the conductor, a fastening device for fastening the mounting ring to the insulated layer of the conductor, and a connecting arrangement for connecting the mounting ring with the access opening such that the conductor bare end portion extends into said housing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reinhard Nolting, Sven Elsaesser, Bernd Kueppers, Mattias Boensch
  • Patent number: 8538439
    Abstract: A communications system includes a service provider device, a mobile wireless communications device, and a plurality of communication infrastructure nodes. The plurality of communication infrastructure nodes are configured to generate an association mismatch communications path between the service provider device and the mobile wireless communications device, the association mismatch communications path including at least two communication infrastructure nodes in series. The plurality of communications infrastructure nodes are also configured to generate a corrected association communications path between the service provider device and the mobile wireless communications device from the mismatch communications path, the corrected association communications path including just a single communication infrastructure node from the at least two communication infrastructure nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Giyeong Son, Bruno R. Preiss, Graeme Whittington, Michael Rogan, Graham Russell
  • Patent number: 8528802
    Abstract: An apparatus including a bond head, a supplemental support, a reduction module, and a transducer is provided. The bond head holds a first substrate that contains a first set of metal pads. The supplemental support holds a second substrate that contains a second set of metal pads. The aligner forms an aligned set of metal pads by aligning the first substrate to the second substrate. The reduction module contains the aligned substrates and a reduction gas flows into the reduction module. The transducer provides repeated relative motion to the aligned set of metal pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Hua Yu, Wen-Chih Chiou, Weng-Jin Wu
  • Patent number: 8523601
    Abstract: A line receptacle device comprising a first housing part, a second housing part, an entry channel for a line and a strain relief device that is configured to move from a first position into a second position, and if configured such that, in the first position the line can be introduced through the entry channel and in the second position the line can be clamped into the entry channel, in which case the strain relief device also has a locking device which, on transition from the first position into the second position, interacts with a retaining device disposed in the first housing part and the second housing part such that the housing parts are locked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ulf Stein
  • Patent number: 8403698
    Abstract: A cable assembly, comprising a housing, a plurality of conductive terminals received in the housing; a metal shell enclosing the housing; a cable electrically connected to the conductive terminals and a foil. The cable has a number of wires, a braided layer enclosing the wires and an outer insulative pin enclosing the braided layer, each wire has a conductor and an inner insulative pin enclosing the conductor, the braided layer is turned back and encloses a surface of the outer insulative pin. The foil encloses the braided layer which is turned back, and is sandwiched in the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Fan-Bo Meng, Qing Wang
  • Patent number: 8357007
    Abstract: A cable assembly with strain relief for providing welding control is provided. One welding control cable assembly includes a cable having a plurality of conductors configured to convey data and/or power in an insulative jacket. The cable assembly also includes a retainer bound to an outer surface of the insulative jacket adjacent to an end of the cable and a connector assembly having a plurality of connector elements in a housing. Each of the connector elements is terminated to a respective one of the conductors. The housing is disposed adjacent to the retainer. The assembly includes an overmolded shell disposed over the retainer and at least a portion of the connector assembly. At least the insulative jacket, the retainer and the overmolded shell cooperate to resist stress on the conductors by axial tensile forces placed on the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Ray Ihde, James Francis Rappl, Thomas Don Lahti
  • Patent number: 8267716
    Abstract: An cable assembly includes an external cover having a back wall defining a retaining cavity; at least one printed circuit board accommodated in the external cover; two cables arranged in juxtaposed manner, each cable including a number of wires, a shielding layer shrouding the wires, a metallic braiding enclosing the shielding layer and an insulative jacket enclosing the metallic braiding; two ring shaped reinforcement members, each reinforcement member located between the shielding layer and the metallic braiding of a front segment of the each cable; and a ferrule crimped to the front segments of the two cable and encircling the reinforcement members, the ferrule retained in the retaining cavity, and the metallic braiding of each cable sandwiched between the ferrule and the reinforcement member inside the corresponding cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 8261430
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing anti-EMI shields on computer chassis, the method includes the following steps. The anti-EMI plate is glued to the computer chassis. The anti-EMI plate is pressed onto the plate by a pressing machine, and then the plate is quick dried with the anti-EMI plate by a drying machine. The plate is cut into desired dimension with the anti-EMI plate by a cutting machine, and the plate is stamped into desired shape with the anti-EMI plate by a stamping machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen)Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Wen Yeh, Zhi-Jian Peng
  • Patent number: 8251739
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a strain relief. In various embodiments, the strain relief includes a strain relief body and at least one alignment feature. The strain relief body is configured to provide support for connection of a cable and/or a wire lead of the cable to a frame. The alignment feature is configured to facilitate alignment of the strain relief relative to the frame. In various embodiments, provided are methods of manufacturing a sensor with a strain relief. The methods may include forming the strain relief about a cable and/or wire leads, wherein the strain relief comprises at least one alignment feature, aligning the alignment feature of the strain relief to a complementary alignment feature of a frame, engaging the complementary alignment feature of the frame with the alignment feature of the strain relief, and electrically coupling the cable and/or wire leads to a circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Flagler
  • Publication number: 20120077367
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprises an insulative housing having a pair of positioning protrudings extending outwardly from the surface thereof, a plurality of conductive terminals received in the insulative housing, a cable having a number of wires electronically connected to the conductive terminals, a no metal cove having a receiving space surrounded by a plurality of walls for enclosing the insulative housing and a pair of positioning holes defined respectively on the surface of two walls, communicated with the receiving space and respectively receiving the positioning protrudings of the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: PING-SHENG SU, YONG-HUA SHI, LI-ZHI HUANG
  • Patent number: 8113869
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) in accordance with the present invention comprises an insulative housing (1) and a plurality of contacts (2) received therein, a cable (5) connected with the contacts (2), a strain relief portion (50) molded on the cable (5), the strain relief portion (5) having a extruding portion (52) on the front end thereof and a retaining portion (51) behind the extruding portion (52), a plurality of retaining blocks arranged between the extruding portion (52) and the retaining portion (51), a cover (8) enclosing the aforementioned components, the cover (8) comprising an upper cover (81) and a lower cover (82), a back surface of the upper cover (81) and the lower cover (82) defining a arc-shaped cutout, the retaining portion (51) is mounted in the front of the arc-shaped cutout and the retaining block is locked in the arc-shaped cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Jun Chen, Qing Wang
  • Patent number: 8113870
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) in accordance with the present invention comprises an insulative housing (1) and a plurality of contacts (2) received therein, a cable (5) connected with the contacts (2), a strain relief portion molded on the cable (5), the strain relief portion having a extruding portion (52) on a front end thereof and a retaining portion (51) behind the extruding portion (52), the retaining portion (51) also having a pair of locking blocks (53) at opposite sides thereof, and a cover (8) enclosing the aforementioned components, a back surface of the cover (8) defining a pair of gaps (826) at opposite sides thereof and connected with the correspondence locking block (53) in order to make the strain relief portion and the cover (8) assemble together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Jun Chen, Qing Wang
  • Patent number: 8070508
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a strain relief. In various embodiments, the strain relief includes a strain relief body and at least one alignment feature. The strain relief body is configured to provide support for connection of a cable and/or a wire lead of the cable to a frame. The alignment feature is configured to facilitate alignment of the strain relief relative to the frame. In various embodiments, provided are methods of manufacturing a sensor with a strain relief. The methods may include forming the strain relief about a cable and/or wire leads, wherein the strain relief comprises at least one alignment feature, aligning the alignment feature of the strain relief to a complementary alignment feature of a frame, engaging the complementary alignment feature of the frame with the alignment feature of the strain relief, and electrically coupling the cable and/or wire leads to a circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventor: Robert W. Flagler
  • Patent number: 8002574
    Abstract: An RF module includes a housing that has walls defining connector cavities. The walls include a rear wall that has a plurality of openings therethrough. The connector cavity is open opposite the rear wall to receive an electrical connector. RF connectors are received in the connector cavities. The RF connectors are terminated to corresponding cables. The RF connectors extend through the corresponding opening and are spring loaded in the connector cavity to allow the RF connectors to float in the connector cavity. A strain relief feature extends from the housing rearward of the rear wall and has a plurality of pockets configured to receive corresponding cables extending from the RF connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Chong Hun Yi
  • Patent number: 7955121
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing, a cable and a cable retention element. The housing holds contacts that are configured to be electrically joined with a peripheral device. The housing includes a cable port that is disposed at an outer surface of the housing. The cable extends from the cable port of the housing along a cable axis. The cable is electrically coupled with the contacts in the housing. The cable retention element is attached to the cable and is at least partially disposed within the housing. The cable retention element includes a body that is joined with the cable and a wing protruding from the body in a direction oriented at an angle with respect to the cable axis. The wing engages the housing to prevent the cable from being removed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Sattazahn, Stephen Apa, David Cours
  • Patent number: 7901239
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable connector including a housing and ferrule receiving structures for receiving ferrule systems of at least two cables. Each of said ferrule receiving structures is adapted to accommodate a flange of at least one of said ferrule systems and said ferrule receiving structures are arranged such that adjacent flanges of said ferrule systems substantially abut each other or at least partially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventor: Ron Christian Weber
  • Patent number: 7867015
    Abstract: A strain relief device for protecting a power cord includes a tubular base member defining a lumen adapted to accommodate a power cord. The lumen includes a trailing lumen, a leading lumen, and an annular recess formed between the trailing and leading lumens. The leading lumen has flat, tapered sidewalls. A tapered cylindrical plug is sized to snugly fit within the leading lumen and has a protruding annular rim at its narrow end. The diameter of the protruding annular rim is about equal to the diameter of the annular recess so that the rim snaps into the recess when the plug is inserted into the leading lumen. The plug is disposed in encircling relation to the power cord prior to insertion of the plug. Pulling on the power cord increases the compression of the plug about the cord due to the common taper of the plug and the leading lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Parker Research Corporation
    Inventor: John Parker
  • Patent number: 7841892
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprises a mating member, a print circuit board having two conductive traces, an LED attached to the print circuit board, a cable having a positive wire and a negative wire connected with the mating member, and a pair of contacts respectively corresponding with the positive wire and negative wire. Said positive wire and negative wire respectively has an inner conductor. Each of said contacts defines a catch part connecting the inner conductor and a retaining part locks the print circuit board for electrically connecting said conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Zhou, Xue-Nian Wang, Xian-Kui Shi, Chung-Yen Yang
  • Patent number: 7798843
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) includes a housing having a mounting section, a retaining cavity defined in an interior side of the mounting section, and a mounting cavity (1030) defined in an external side of the mounting section. An ejection mechanism is assembled to the housing, the ejection mechanism including a slider (4) mounted to the housing, a bail (3) assembled to the mounting section and engaged with the slider. The bail (3) has a transverse handle portion (30) accommodated in the mounting cavity (1030) and a pair of driving arms (31) connected to the handle portion and pivotally engaged with the housing to cause outward movement of ejector (5) to separate the cable assembly from a mating receptacle. A cable (8) includes a number of wires (85), an inner layer (83) enclosing the wires, a metallic braiding (84) shielding the inner layer, and an outer jacket (81) covering the metallic braiding. A second ring (92) is mounted between the metallic braiding and the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7798842
    Abstract: A connector plug is provided for a multi-conductor cable with an axial load transferring non-conducting tensile string. The connector plug includes a casing carrying a number of contact elements attached to conductors of the cable for engaging corresponding contact elements connected to a matching jack, and the tensile string is anchored relative to the casing via an annular element mounted at the end of the cable. A transverse pin is firmly attached to the tensile string of the cable and positively engages the annular element. The annular element has a rim portion with a bigger outer diameter than an outer cross sectional dimension of the cable so as to engage an internal shoulder on the casing and enable transfer of axial load from the tensile string of the cable to the casing and further to a connected matching jack via the transverse pin and the annular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Tools AB
    Inventors: Karl Johan Lars Elsmark, Kjell Ola Tobias Syvertsson
  • Patent number: 7758373
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) comprises a mating member (4), a print circuit board (2), an LED (3) attached to the print circuit board (2) and a cable (6) having a positive wire (61) and a negative wire (62) connected with the mating member (4). Said positive wire and negative wire are placed on one surface of the print circuit board (2), with the LED (3) set on another surface, the positive wire and negative wire each respectively has a inner conductor (611, 621) soldered to a corresponding soldering pad on the one surface of the print circuit board, conductive traces (220, 221) are defined on the other surface of the print circuit board and connected with the LED, the soldering pads electrically connects with corresponding conductive traces by vias (210, 211) through the print circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Zhou, Xue-Nian Wang, Xian-Kui Shi, Chung-Yen Yang
  • Patent number: 7744402
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (2) including a front mating portion and an opposite rear end, and a pair of wing portions (29) extending along a front-to-rear direction from the rear end to form a terminating area therebetween, a number of contacts (3) received in the insulative housing with tail portions (32) exposed beyond the rear end of the insulative housing and in the terminating area, a cable (4) including a number of conductors (40, 42) electrically connecting with corresponding tail portions of the contacts in the terminating area to form a number of terminations and an outer jacket enclosing the conductors, a stiffener (8) defining a receiving cavity receiving the outer jacket of the cable and assembled between the pair of wing portions of the insulative housing to locate in the terminating area, and a cover (5) enclosing the rear end of the insulative housing, the terminations between the cable and the contacts, and the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7585179
    Abstract: A cable connection for connecting a cable 9 to an underwater installation 7 comprises a connector (2, see FIG. 2) for connection to an end of the cable 9, the connector having at a first end engagement means for engaging with the installation 7, a tether (4, see FIG. 2) which in use has a first end attached to the connector and a second end attached to the cable at a distance from said end of the cable and guide means (12, 13, 14) located proximate a section of the cable adjacent said end of the cable so that in use said section is substantially restrained by said guide means at a predetermined angle with respect to the engagement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Controls Limited
    Inventor: Paul Charles Roberts
  • Patent number: 7510948
    Abstract: Hydrogen gas is ion-implanted into a wafer for active layer via an oxide film. The wafer for active layer is bonded with a supporting wafer using the oxide film as the bonding surface. The bonded wafer is subjected to a heat treatment at the temperature in a range of 400° C. to 1000° C. As a result of this heat treatment, the bonded wafer is cleaved at the site of ion-implanted layer as the interface thereby producing an SOI wafer. In this heat treatment for cleavage, the temperature difference within the surface of the bonded wafer is controlled to be within 40° C. Consequently, the wafer can be cleaved and separated completely across its entire surface at the site of the ion-implanted layer as the interface without leaving any regions uncleaved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Sumco Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Morimoto, Hideki Nishihata
  • Patent number: 7503776
    Abstract: A grounding connector for a shielded cable having an outer insulated covering, a plurality of paired electrical conductors, and a conductive shield surrounding the paired electrical conductors, the grounding connector includes a connector body having an opening formed therethrough. A conductive grounding pad is disposed within the opening of the connector body. The grounding pad has an inner surface that engages an exposed portion of a conductive shield of a shielded cable, and an outer surface that engages an electrical ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Slobodan Pavlovic, David Menzies
  • Publication number: 20080282762
    Abstract: An electrical connector crimping tool head including a frame, a ram and a connector locator. The frame includes a first mounting area adapted to removably receive a first connector crimping die. The ram is movably connected to the frame. The ram includes a second mounting area adapted to removably receive a second connector crimping die. The connector locator is on the frame and is adapted to indicate proper positioning of an electrical connector relative to the frame for subsequent crimping by the first and second connector crimping dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Rzasa, Jennifer M. Peterson
  • Patent number: 7278876
    Abstract: A connector includes two housings coupled with each other to hold a cable therebetween. One of the housings includes a cable receiving portion for receiving the cable, a restricting portion adjacent to the cable receiving portion, a first wall portion formed outside the restricting portion and defining a space between the first wall portion and the restricting portion, and a first engaging portion inwardly protruding from the first wall portion. Another of the housings includes a cable pressing portion for pressing the cable towards the cable receiving portion and the restricting portion, and a second wall portion formed adjacent to the cable pressing portion and inserted into the space. The second wall portion has a second engaging portion extending outward from the second wall portion. The first and the second engaging potions are engaged with each other to prevent the housings from separating from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Hara, Kiminobu Tabata, Takeshi Kai, Tsutomu Fukui, Masaru Shinmura, Tadashi Inazu, Shigeki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7163408
    Abstract: A connector has a first outer casing, a second outer casing, and a cable module. The first outer casing has a first front sectional portion. The second outer casing has a second front sectional portion. The cable module includes a printed circuit board, a cable, and an insulating member. The printed circuit board has a plurality of electric pads disposed at a front thereof. The cable has a front electrically connected to a rear of the printed circuit board. The insulating member retains the front of the cable and the rear of the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board is received between the first front sectional portion and the second front sectional portion. The front of the printed circuit board extends out of the first front sectional portion and the second front sectional portion. As such, the number of components of the connector of the present invention is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Jess-Link Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shi-Jung Chen, Chun-Hsu Chen
  • Patent number: 7147505
    Abstract: a connector assembly comprises an electrical connector (1); a cable assembly comprising a cable (2) having a connecting portion (22) electrically connecting with the electrical connector and a strain relief member (5) circumferentially fixed on the cable and located behind the connecting portion and a single-piece insulated member (4) encasing most portion of the connector assembly. The cable passes through a cable outlet (43) formed rear wall (42) of the single-piece insulated member to extend out. The strain relief member has a block portion (52) blocked against inside surface of the rear wall and an oblate boot portion (51) extending rearward from the block portion to just pass through the cable outlet. The oblate boot portion has a projecting portion (511) cooperating with the block portion to confine the insulated coating to move a front-to-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Li, Yu-Hua Mao
  • Patent number: 7040916
    Abstract: A plug housing (5) includes a first housing part (10) and a second housing part (12) which rest at each other along a parting line (14), and a cable passage (9) for a cable (8) from an interior space of the plug housing (5) towards outside. The parting line (14) extends in the region of the cable passage (9). The plug housing further includes a sealing insert (34) arranged in the cable passage (9). The sealing insert (34) is provided with a slot (44) so that it can be slipped on a preassembled cable (8). The sealing insert (34) is also arranged such that the slot (44) has an offset with respect to the parting line (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Schmidt, Nicole Kruke, Frank Quast, Uwe Sundermeier
  • Patent number: 6957970
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector for a cable for underground mining, comprising a socket part 1 and a plug part axially insertable into the socket part and having a hole in the back for inserting a cable, the plug part being secured to the socket part 1 by a screw cap 20 mounted for rotation on the plug part 10 and screwable on to an external thread 6 on the socket part 1 and being sealed against penetration of moisture and/or dirt by at least one sealing element. In order to obtain standard parts for a family of plugs by a simple assembly process and with maximum sealing-tightness against moisture and dirt and at low production costs, the plugs being suitable for inserting the cable either coaxially or radially, the external thread 6 on the socket part 1 and the associated internal thread 21 on the screw cap 20 are triple threads and/or a crown part 40 with at least one radial recess 41 for receiving the cable 30 is provided on the cable entry hole 18 on the back of the plug part. (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: DBT Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Weigel, Reiner Frank
  • Patent number: 6948952
    Abstract: A modular interface connection system having a receiver and a test adapter. The receiver includes a non-circular torsion shaft for providing improved strength and ease of assembly and a cover for providing safety. The test adapter has a frame, a shield, and one or more bushings, which provides easy access to contacts, patchcords and modules in the test adapter for troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Virginia Panel Corporation
    Inventors: R. Eric Hubbard, Luc Jean Langouet
  • Patent number: 6846188
    Abstract: A cable end connector assembly (1) includes an insulative housing (10), a number of contacts (20), a cable (40), a casing (50) and a cover (60). The insulative housing includes a rear portion. The contacts are received in the insulative housing. The cable includes a number of conductive cores (41) electrically connected with the contacts respectively and an insulative jacket (43) surrounding and separating the conductive cores. The casing is molded with a connection between the contacts and the cable. The cable is bent along a rear edge of the casing. The cover is over-molded with the rear portion of the insulative housing, the casing and the cable. A method for making such a cable end connector assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huang Hsin, Jie Cheng
  • Patent number: 6824405
    Abstract: A modular interface connection system having a receiver and a test adapter. The receiver includes a non-circular torsion shaft for providing improved strength and ease of assembly and a cover for providing safety. The test adapter has a frame, a shield, and one or more bushings, which provides easy access to contacts, patchcords and modules in the test adapter for troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Virginia Panel Corporation
    Inventors: R. Eric Hubbard, Luc Jean Langouet
  • Patent number: 6824420
    Abstract: There is provided an electric connector for simplifying the structure of the cable holding mechanism without using a special cable holding piece, reducing the number of man-hours by simplifying the operation of attaching the cable holding mechanism to a connector housing. The electric connector with a cable holding mechanism comprises a plug proper having a plurality of connector terminals fitted therein at an inner opening thereof and a cable drawing face from which wires connected to the connector terminals is drawn out, a cover cap to be fitted to the plug proper in a state where the cable drawing face is covered therewith and the cable is drawn outside, and a cable holding mechanism formed on a wall face of the cover cap. The cable holding mechanism is made up of two vertical grooves each having a width in which a flexible strip-like piece of a cable bundling piece is inserted at a position in the vicinity of a cable drawing opening formed at the inner face of the cover cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Ushiro, Katsuyuki Masaki, Yusuke Hamada
  • Patent number: 6751392
    Abstract: A cable management system is provided for a connector assembly. A housing has a plurality of passages for receiving the terminating ends of a plurality of cables. The passages open at a rear face of the housing. The cables have enlarged retention sections spaced from the terminating ends thereof. A backshell extends away from the rear face of the housing and includes an angled cavity within which the cables extend at an angle from the rear face of the housing. A plurality of retention recesses in the cavity capture the enlarged retention sections of the cables. The retention recesses are at varying locations in a direction longitudinally of the cables to accommodate the different locations of the passages from which the cables emanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: B. Daniel Szilagyi, Scott Ernst, Igor Grois
  • Patent number: 6672894
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a cable having a core surrounded by a sheath. A cone element has an interior bore receiving the cable core, and has a tapered exterior surface. At least a portion of the cone is received within the cable sheath. A cup has a tapered bore receiving the sheath and the core. A portion of the sheath is captured between the exterior of the cone and the interior of the cup bore. Tension applied to the cable with respect to cup generates compression of the sheath between the cone and cup, and tension is thus transmitted by the sheath without application of radial force to the core. The sheath may include a strength member such as a braided metal wrap, and an elastic jacket, so that the wrap bears the tension, and the jacket returns the sheath to its normal length upon cessation of tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Ludlow Company LP
    Inventor: Paul Sprunger
  • Patent number: 6648674
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector comprises a connector box, electrical contacts (2), to which electrical conductors of a cable (5) can be connected, and a strain relief device clasping a clamp (11) that annularly surrounds cable (5) and that can be tightly pressed against cable (5) by screwing a clamp sleeve (13) on a thread (8, 17) designed at the rear end of the connector box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Neutrik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Dobler
  • Publication number: 20030171025
    Abstract: A cable assembly is disclosed which has a cable extending along the cable assembly, and a strength member also extending along the cable assembly. At least one independent anchoring element is attached to one of the member ends of the strength member and has an opening provided therein. The strength member passes through the opening of the independent anchoring element and thus holds the independent anchoring element in place on a casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: Roland Lebender