Conductor Gripped By Or Entirely Within Connector Housing Patents (Class 439/460)
  • Patent number: 10383367
    Abstract: Aspects of the instant disclosure relate to electronic cigarettes; more particularly, to electronic cigarettes including a power supply portion. In various embodiments, the eCig power supply portion includes a sub-assembly housing substantially containing a battery, an airflow sensor, and controller circuitry. Aspects of the disclosure are further directed to an eCig power supply portion further including a hemicylindrical port and/or electrical contacts aligned along a longitudinal axis of the power supply portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Rasmussen, Christopher Myles
  • Patent number: 10297949
    Abstract: Connector assemblies are disclosed. More particularly, connector assemblies including a housing with an inclined wall are disclosed. The inclined wall helps maintain a folded flat cable by contacting substantially its entire fold edge. The housing with the inclined wall may be removably attached to the rest of the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kok Hoe Lee, Saujit Bandhu, Dennis L. Doye, YunLong Qiao
  • Patent number: 10270201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing for a plug-in connection, comprising a lower shell element (100) and an upper shell element (200) that is identical to the lower shell element (100), each shell element (100, 200) containing a retaining element (2), by means of which a plug-in connector (1) can be secured to the housing. Each shell element (100, 200) contains a receptacle (3), in which a cable mount (9) can be received and each shell element (100, 200) has at least one detent element (11, 12, 13, 14) that cooperates with a mating detent element (21, 22, 23, 24) of the other shell element (200, 100). The detent elements (11, 12, 13, 14) and the mating detent elements (21, 22, 23, 24) have a multi-step design and the entire border regions between the shell elements (100, 200) forming the housing, with the exception of openings for the plug-in connector (1) and the cable mount (9), have a multi-step design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TTL NETWORK GMBH
    Inventor: Guido Klerx
  • Patent number: 10270202
    Abstract: The invention presents a power electronic arrangement comprising a power electronic switching device, a printed circuit board for carrying control signals for driving the power electronic switching device, a housing which covers the printed circuit board, a communication device which is arranged on the printed circuit board and is accessible through a recess in the housing, and comprising a sealing device, wherein the sealing device has a sealing section which rests in a sealing manner on a first sealing face of the communication device, and wherein the sealing device has a first and second sealing lip which are each arranged circumferentially around and at a distance from the communication device, wherein the two sealing lips are connected to one another by a web and both rest on a second sealing face of the printed circuit board, and wherein the housing has a wall-like pressure device which presses on the web and in this way the first sealing lip bears against that side of the pressure device which faces th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEMIKRON ELEKTRONIK GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Sandro Bulovic
  • Patent number: 10103500
    Abstract: A plug connector arrangement having a plug connector and a cable connected thereto, with at least one conductor pair for transmitting a differential signal, wherein the conductors of the conductor pair have a first mutual spacing (X) in a sheathed cable section, diverge in an expansion section in the direction of the plug connector, and have a larger second mutual spacing (Y) in a guide section of the plug connector, wherein a sleeve part at least partially surrounding the conductor pair in the expansion section is provided to exert pressure on the conductors of the conductor pair at least in sections, in order to reduce the spacing therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Rosenbergerhochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Gunnar Armbrecht, Stephan Kunz
  • Patent number: 9905962
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided for coupling to and mounted within the internal cavity of an electrical box for securing an electrical cable passing through an opening in the electrical box. The cable connector includes a body having a first end positioned next to or adjacent the cable opening in the electrical box and a second end spaced from the first end and the cable opening. At least one and typically two retaining members are spring biased from the first end of the body and extend into a cable passage of the body toward the second end. A front wall is provided at the second end of the body with an opening for receiving the wires and forming a stop member to prevent the armor sheathing from passing through the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson, Richard J. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9899765
    Abstract: A communication plug including a plug body, a cavity in the plug body, the cavity having a first portion, a second portion and a third portion, a load bar having a plurality of openings on a front face of the load bar, where the cavity is sized to engage the load bar such that the load bar directs at least one wire inserted into a corresponding opening in the load bar into channels in the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sentinel Connector Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Wagner
  • Patent number: 9865975
    Abstract: A door assembly for attachment to a connector housing is shown. The door assembly comprises a pair of opposed doors mounted on either side of an opening by a hinge, which when in a closed position define a cable receiving opening there between. Supports are provided on either door which grip the of cable therebetween when the doors are in the closed position. In a particular embodiment a locking mechanism is provided to retain the doors in a closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Sébastien Plamondon, Vincent Pilon
  • Patent number: 9843143
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly comprises a cable including a number of wires, and an electrical connector including a spacer positioning the cable, the spacer defines a front face and a rear face, a number of through holes positioning the wires, and a respective midfellow formed between every two adjacent through holes, wherein a notch is defined on the midfellows in the rear face to make the through holes in fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9842715
    Abstract: Electrical switching apparatus and strain relief assemblies therefor are described herein. In one exemplary, non-limiting embodiment, a strain relief assembly includes a cover and a base, each of which include a number of grooves structured to receive a number of wires. Each groove has a first side and a second side, where the second side is located opposite the first side. Furthermore, located on the first side and/or the second side are a number of protrusions. The grooves and the protrusions serve to secure the number of wires within the strain relief assembly such that, if a force is applied to an end of the wire, the protrusions work to retain the wires with the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jack Edward Devine, David Curtis Turner, Stephanie Feejin Lee, Bradley Patrick Rizzo, Mark Anthony Janusek, Richard Paul Malingowski, James Patrick Sisley
  • Patent number: 9799986
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) includes a mating member (10) adapted to be mated with a mating connector, a cable (20) electrically connected with the mating member, a strain relief member (30) enclosing the cable, and an outer shell (40) assembled at outer sides of the mating member and the strain relief member. The outer shell includes a first shell (41) and a second shell (42) mated with the first shell. The strain relief member includes a mating portion (31) enclosed by the outer shell and a ring portion (32) connected with the mating portion. Both of the first shell and the second shell are latched with the mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan, Zhi-Yong Zhou
  • Patent number: 9312619
    Abstract: A network card fixing structure adapted to fix a network card on a circuit board is provided. The network card fixing structure includes a main body, at least one cable arranging structure and a fixing component. The main body has a fixing slot, wherein the network card is fixed in the fixing slot. The cable arranging structure is connected to the main body, wherein a cable is connected to the network card and is position-limited on the main body by the cable arranging structure. The fixing component fixes the main body on the circuit board. In addition, a network card module including the network card fixing structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Chung Tseng, Zih-Yong Tang
  • Patent number: 9231345
    Abstract: A connector is to be connected to a mating connector. The connector includes a base portion for accommodating a plug and a cable connected to the plug; a connecting member disposed on the base portion to be rotatable relative to the mating connector for connecting the connector to the mating connector; a tightening member disposed on the base portion to be movable relative to the connecting member for tightening the cable; and a rotation preventing member disposed on the base portion to be movable relative to the connecting member for engaging with the connecting member so that the rotation preventing member prevents the connecting member from rotating relative to the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shingo Chamura
  • Patent number: 9209549
    Abstract: A downhole cable termination apparatus for terminating a cable that extends downhole into a downhole environment from a tubing hanger to electrical equipment is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christopher Burrow, Mark Simmonds
  • Patent number: 9136616
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly (100) includes a securing box (3) and a electrical connector (2). The securing box (3) includes a box portion (31) for receiving the electrical connector (2). The electrical connector (2) includes an insulative housing (20), a number of terminals (21) retained in the insulative housing (20) and a metallic cover (22) covering the insulative housing (20). The metallic cover (22) includes a pair of cantilever arm (225) extending forwardly and outwardly from two sides thereof. The box portion (31) includes corresponding an extraction slot (317) and a locating slot (314) for receiving the cantilever arm (225), the extraction slot is used to remove the electrical connector by a tool inserted thereof and therefore, the electrical connector (100) can be easily assembled or replaced from an electronic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9093787
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly that has first and second connectors. The first connector includes a main body, a locking member, and first engagement members. The locking member includes an indented portion. The second connector receives the first connector. The second connector includes a main body and a latching member. The latching member includes a biasing member and second engagement members configured to receive the first engagement members. The locking member is configured to deflect the biasing member when the first connector is inserted into the second connector such that the biasing member engages the indented portion thereby retaining the locking member in a locked position and indicating proper mating of the connectors. The latching member slides with respect to the main body of the second connector to a latched position until the second engagement members receive the first engagement members for securely mating the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Barbara Heather Marten, Valeria Caraiani, Peter Ervin Jay, Stewart Clark
  • Publication number: 20150044902
    Abstract: The invention relates to a current-carrying lead, in particular a connecting lead and a heating tape (5), for a plug connector, which current-carrying lead has at least two strands (49, 50) that are partly surrounded by electrical insulation (47). The current-carrying lead is provided with at least one reservoir (53) for an electrically insulating medium (54). The reservoir (53) is closed by least one plunger (55), by means of which the sealing medium (54) can be forced through at least one outlet nozzle (57) into at least one sealing chamber (58 to 60). The plug connector having a current-carrying lead (3, 5) has a sealing device (36) having a sealing body (66). Said sealing body has an elastically deformable sealing part (71) that can be elastically deformed by means of a wedge-type slider (77). The wedge-type slider (77) has a conical face (82) that interacts with a conical face (76) of the sealing part (71).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BARTEC GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Lux, Hans-Martin Lösche
  • Publication number: 20150017829
    Abstract: A connection structure of a braided-shield-type electric wire for connecting the braided-shield-type electric wire including a plurality of sheathed electric wires and a braided shield member surrounding the sheathed electric wires to a connector and for electrically connecting the braided shield member to a shield shell in a connector housing, the connection structure comprising: a retainer that is arranged inside the braided shield member to hold the sheathed electric wires in a slidable state; a first annular conductive member that is fitted to an outer peripheral side of the retainer in a state where the braided shield member is sandwiched therebetween; and a second annular conductive member that is fitted to an outer peripheral side of the first annular conductive member in a state where the braided shield member is sandwiched therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kohki Ishikawa, Isamu Yatougo
  • Publication number: 20150008035
    Abstract: A patch cord including a connector attached to an end of an electrical cable. The connector includes a single-piece attachment member having a management section, a boot, and collar including a retention arrangement. Certain types of retention arrangements include one or more teeth that protrude inwardly from the collar to bite into at least an outer jacket of the electrical cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Taylor, Gordon John White
  • Patent number: 8882534
    Abstract: Conductive gripping element for retaining and conductively connecting electric wires (1,1a), comprising a body in the form of an overturned “U” with legs (10) extending in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and head (20) connecting in the transverse direction the top ends of the said legs (10), the head (20) of the “U” being cross-shaped with longitudinal arms (23) and transverse arms (22) and having a hole (21) with a female thread (21a), suitable for engagement with an actuating screw (2,2a), and with a deep-drawn annular part (21b) partially comprised in the transverse direction (Y-Y) within the thickness of the legs (10) of the “U” opposite a respective eyelet (11) formed in the end of the leg (10) adjacent to the head (20) itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Morsettitalia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi
  • Publication number: 20140248791
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly comprises an electrical connector and a cable connected to a rear side of the electrical connector. The electrical connector comprises an insulative housing and a plurality of conductive terminals fixed thereto. The cable comprises a plurality of wires, a filler among the wires and an insulative covering which covers outer peripheries of the wires and the filler. The wires and the conductive terminals are electrically connected. The cable connector assembly further comprises an inner mold and a casing surrounding an outer periphery of the inner mold. The inner mold is integrally formed at outer peripheries of connections between the conductive terminals and the wires by over-molding. A part of the filler is embedded into the inner mold for stress relief.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Lin TONG, Xiao-An WANG
  • Patent number: 8798772
    Abstract: An electrode connection for an electrode catheter including an electrode, a line for electrical signals configured as a coil having an electrode end connected to the electrode, and a fixation device for the electrode end of the coil on the electrode, wherein the fixation device includes an inner sleeve, on which the electrode end of the coil sits, and a squeeze ring, which acts upon the electrode end of the coil, establishing an electrical contact with the electrode and mechanical clamping on the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Pierre Weitzig, Jochen Palm, Detmar Jadwizak, Carsten Fruendt
  • Publication number: 20140213089
    Abstract: A detachable plug connector, in particular a multiple plug connector, comprising a plug side (1) having an insulating plug housing (10) and having a plug element (2) embedded in the plug housing (10) comprising a pin segment (20) and a contact segment (21) for the electrically conductive connection to an external element, in particular a cable, and a socket side (3) having an insulating socket housing (30) and having a socket element (4) embedded in the socket housing (3) having a socket segment (40) and a contact segment (41) for an electrically conductive connection to an external element, in particular a cable (9), wherein the plug housing (10) can be plugged together with the socket housing (30) in a plug direction (S), and whereby the pin segments (20) of the plug elements (2) protrude into the socket segments (40) of the socket elements (4) in a contacting region (K1, K2) in the plugged state so that an electrical contact can be conveyed between the socket side (3) and the plug side (1) via the socket s
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: MULTI-HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Pierre Ueberschlag
  • Patent number: 8747145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector with a housing, with terminals, with conductors that are connected with the terminals, with a guidance element that is arranged in the housing and that guides the conductors in the housing, with an elastic element that is arranged between the conductors and the guidance element, with a retainer element that forces the conductors against the elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Konstantin Gossen, Tobias Schmoeker, Michael Zayc, Franz-Josef Thiel, Stefan Ernst Glaser
  • Patent number: 8743534
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin chassis base that can correspond to for various components and components with various sizes by providing a plurality of sets of mounting holes thereon. The present invention provides a resin chassis base that fixes an electric substrate, and is mounted to a component provided in an electric apparatus, the resin chassis base having formed thereon the plurality of sets of mounting holes in order to be screwed to various components and/or components with various sizes. The resin chassis base is screwed by use of any one of the plurality of sets of the mounting holes formed on the resin chassis base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Okumura
  • Publication number: 20140148044
    Abstract: A hardline coaxial cable connector is disclosed. The coaxial cable connector comprises an integral locking feature formed in one or both of a body and a ferrule. The integral locking feature is monolithic with at least one of the body and the ferrule. The integral locking feature may comprise cogs part of and monolithic with the body, and slots, flats, pegs or fins part of and monolithic with the ferrule. In this way, cogs engaging with the slots, the flats, the pegs, or the fins act to lock the ferrule in stable position, and, thereby, retain the cable in a stable, non-rotatable position in the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Anders Balcer, Jimmy Valentin Falster, Michael Meister, Ebbe Koch Petersen
  • Patent number: 8684763
    Abstract: A patch cord including a connector attached to an end of an electrical cable. The connector includes a boot member that slides over a portion of a wire manager to actuate a retention arrangement of the connector. Certain types of retention arrangements are actuated by deflecting flexible tabs of the wire manager inwardly to bite into at least an outer jacket of the electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren J. Mattson, Gordon John White
  • Publication number: 20140087583
    Abstract: A wire holder (4) for a modular communications connector includes insertion cavities (21, 22, 25) positioned for receiving a set of twisted conductor pairs so that each conductor pair can be inserted in an insertion cavity and/or two conductor pairs can be inserted in a same insertion cavity, depending on the communications cable type, its constructive features, the type of application, such that it provides a better performance, such as for data communications cables for high data rates. The wire holder (4) distributes the set of insertion cavities (21, 22, 25) in more than two planes, such that a first plane comprises two insertion cavities (21) that each accept one pair of conductors, a second plane comprises an insertion cavity (25) that accepts one pair of conductors and a third plane includes an insertion cavity (22) that accepts more than one pair of conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP ESPANA SAU
    Inventors: Arturo Pachon, Maria Maqueda Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8672705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a enclosure assembly for at least one connector, including an enclosure, the enclosure having a connector volume configured to receive the connector and an opening at least at a rearward end, a strain relief element being adapted to receive a cable, the strain relief element being provided with a relief portion at one end, the relief portion being configured to support the cable elastically, and with a fastening portion, the fastening portion in a mounted state being arranged at least partially within the opening and affixing the strain relief element to the enclosure. To create an enclosure which is easy to mount and assures a reliable anchorage of the cable within the enclosure, in a pre-mounted state, the enclosure and the strain relief element are adapted to be slid relative to each other in a forward direction (F) up to a forward position, and in that in the forward position the enclosure is automatically engaged in a friction lock with the fastening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Paul Schneider
  • Patent number: 8657620
    Abstract: A connector assembly for coupling an coaxial cable to an ultrasound probe includes a cable clamp having an opening extending therethrough, the opening sized to receive a coaxial cable therethrough, the coaxial cable including a strain member and a plurality of coaxial cables extending therethrough, and a collet configured to couple to the cable clamp, the collet including an arbor that is configured to tension the strain member to a predetermined tension. A method of fabricating a connector assembly and an ultrasound imaging system are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wolfgang Knoll, Reinhold Bruesite, Erich Birglehner, Christian Heinrich, Christian Holl
  • Publication number: 20140049884
    Abstract: A USB male connector and its companion electronic product are disclosed. The USB male connector includes an insulating body, a slot installed in the insulating body, and a reinforcement structure fixed in the slot. The strength of the reinforcement structure is greater than the strength of the insulating body. The USB male connector has an open end and a tail end that is opposite to the open end. A socket of the slot is located in the tail end of the USB male connector. The electronic product includes an electronic product body and the USB male connector. The USB male connector is fixedly connected to the electronic product body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Jianglin Gu
  • Patent number: 8646813
    Abstract: An exemplary connector assembly includes an elongated body with an internal passage for a conduit or cables. A body aperture region with a body fastener aperture is set between two elongated slots. The body aperture region may radially bulge out from the body, and may alternatively or additionally include an aperture flange protruding from the body aperture region. A U-shaped connector clip includes two parallel teeth that are inserted in the two slots, and a clip body having a clip fastener aperture. A fastener is inserted through the fastener apertures, securing the connector clip to the body. A fastening clip secures the fastener to the connector clip and keeps the connector clip from falling back into the slots as the connector clip is being disengaged from the body. Each clip tooth includes an engaging end that is complementarily interfittable with grooves in the conduit, keeping the conduit in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Sami Shemtov
  • Publication number: 20140030908
    Abstract: A protective element for manufacturing platines is provided, where conductors are fastened to the contacts of the conductors. The protective element includes recesses which are configured for arranging a conductor each, and the protective element can be arranged adjacent a support. The recesses of the protective element are arranged in a first position in alignment with the recesses of the support and in a second position at an angle relative to the recesses of the support. Preferably, the protective element has at least one hinge section which is configured for interacting with a complimentary hinge section of a support which can be mounted against the protective element, where pivoting of the protective element against the support about the pivoting axis of: the interacting hinge sections moves the protective element on the support from the first position into the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NEXANS
    Inventor: NEXANS
  • Patent number: 8576556
    Abstract: An electronic book device integrated with a magnetic pen rack, including a leather cover, a rack, a magnetic pen, a LED light source module, and an electronic book. The rack, of rectangular outline and having an opening at one side, is fixed on the leather cover so as to form a rectangular space for accommodating the electronic book. The rack includes: at least one bolt, used for fixing the electronic book; a first groove, used for accommodating the magnetic pen, the first groove having a first metal contact part for electrically connecting the magnetic pen with the electronic book; and a second groove, used for accommodating the LED light source module, the second groove having a second metal contact part for electrically connecting the LED light source module with the electronic book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Hao Lee, Wei-Lin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8550839
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a cable clamp having a cable end and a mating end. The cable clamp has an upper housing and a lower housing joined to the upper housing. An aperture is formed in at least one of the upper housing or the lower housing. The upper housing and the lower housing are moveable between a pre-assembled position and an assembled position. An insert is provided having a wire end and a mating end. The insert has a tab configured to engage the aperture to secure the insert within the mating end of the cable clamp in the pre-assembled position. The upper housing and the lower housing are moveable to the assembled position to retain the insert within the mating end of the cable clamp and a cable within the cable end of the cable clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David James Fabian, Thomas Dean Ratzlaff, Paul Craig Tally, William H. Bernhart
  • Publication number: 20130230996
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing having a front end and a rear end and including housing channels extending axially from the front end to the rear end for holding a wire assembly. The connector assembly includes a stabilizer having a front end and a rear end. The stabilizer includes supports extending from the front end with support channels along a longitudinal axis of the stabilizer. The stabilizer is coupled to the rear end of the housing so that the support channels align with the housing channels to accept corresponding wire assemblies therein. A front retaining feature holds the stabilizer to the housing. A rear retaining feature holds the wire assemblies to the stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David Allen Klein, Donald Robert Worthington, JR., Matthew Chris Peterson
  • Publication number: 20130210268
    Abstract: Conductive gripping element for retaining and conductively connecting electric wires (1,1a), comprising a body in the form of an overturned “U” with legs (10) extending in the vertical direction (Z-Z) and head (20) connecting in the transverse direction the top ends of the said legs (10), the head (20) of the “U” being cross-shaped with longitudinal arms (23) and transverse arms (22) and having a hole (21) with a female thread (21a), suitable for engagement with an actuating screw (2,2a), and with a deep-drawn annular part (21b) partially comprised in the transverse direction (Y-Y) within the thickness of the legs (10) of the “U” opposite a respective eyelet (11) formed in the end of the leg (10) adjacent to the head (20) itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MORSETTITALIA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Morsettitalia S.p.A.
  • Patent number: 8500483
    Abstract: A plug, in particular a high-pole plug, of a plug-type connector is disclosed for a number of multi-core, shielded cables, of whose lines are electrically conductively connected to contacts of a contact strip cable shields are electrically conductively connected to a shield support. The contact strip and the shield support are arranged physically at a distance from one another in a shroud. The shield support is electrically connected to an ground connection of the plug. Two shielding brackets are provided as the shield support and connected to one another in a releasable manner. These shielding brackets are formed in such a way as to form a holding area for cable clamps which can be clamped between these shielding brackets. As a result, a plug of this type can accommodate a contact strip with a high pole number, without the need to modify the dimensions of the shroud of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Heise, Peter Laube, Eugen Noppenberger
  • Publication number: 20130189873
    Abstract: A wire containment cap with a flexible seat is presented. The seat sits below an opening in the rear of the wire containment cap. The seat has a base with a pair of flexible members initially extending upwards from opposite sides of the base and then curve towards each other. In one embodiment the ends of the flexible members can curve down and towards each other in order to better conform to the shape of a cable. Alternatively the seat can be replaced with a U-shaped saddle with flexible arms supported by a post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventor: Panduit Corp.
  • Publication number: 20130164969
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a connector, a cover enclosing the connector, a strain relief located on the rear end of the cover, a spring, and a cable. The cover includes a blocking. The strain relief is fixed by the blocking. The strain relief defines a through hole and a receiving cavity communicated with the through hole. The through hole has an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the receiving cavity. A shoulder is formed between the through hole and the receiving cavity. The spring is received in the cavity, and has one end restricted by the shoulder and an opposite end restricted by the blocking. The cable is connected to the connector and runs through the spring and the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: JERRY WU, JUN CHEN, JIA-CHAO YAN
  • Patent number: 8465330
    Abstract: A connector for a medical instrument connected to an external device for medical use is provided, and the connector for a medical instrument includes a plug portion in which electric contact point portions are placed, outer sheath cases connectively provided at the plug portion, a sub frame member interposed between the plug portion and the outer sheath cases, and having a flange portion, and a main frame member housed in the outer sheath cases and fixed to the sub frame member, wherein the plug portion and the outer sheath cases are butted against the flange portion by different fixing members respectively, and are compressed and fixed to the sub frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Masaaki Miyagi, Kazuhiko Hino, Takeshi Ogura, Hidenobu Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130102185
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for terminating a cable. The electrical connector includes an electrical contact configured to be terminated to a wire of the cable, and a housing extending between a mating end and a cable end. The housing is configured to mate with a mating connector at the mating end. The electrical contact is held by the housing. A back shell is mounted to the cable end of the housing. The back shell includes an opening configured to hold an end of the cable such that the back shell supports the end of the cable. The back shell includes an accessory socket. An accessory is held within the accessory socket of the back shell such that the accessory extends outwardly from the back shell. The accessory is configured to engage the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Neil Mulfinger, LAWRENCE SE-JUN OH
  • Patent number: 8426737
    Abstract: The electric connection box includes a case main body; a lower cover to be attached at the case main body; a harness-through opening to be structured into a cylindrical shape with the case main body and the lower cover; a wiring harness to be passed through the harness-through opening; and a water-protect elastic sheet wound around the wiring harness to be arranged in the harness-through opening. The harness-through opening has a large diameter portion, which has an inner diameter larger than an outer diameter of the part of the wiring harness wound with the water-protect sheet, and a small diameter portion, which has an inner diameter smaller than the outer diameter of the part of the wiring harness wound with the water-protect sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Akemi Maebashi
  • Patent number: 8403699
    Abstract: A strain relief electrical cable connector for facilitating ready connection and disconnection of non-metallic, sheath cables and capable of withstanding a 60 pound pull force for 5 minutes without the assistance of terminals or additional hardware. The connector includes a pair of identical, interlocking connector portions, each having a cover and pivotally connected housing. Each cover including a pair of integrally formed, spaced apart projections having inwardly directed, angularly disposed strain relief fingers and further including inwardly directed, angularly disposed wire support standoffs which are provided with a serrated cam exterior portion. The covers also provide wire guide means and a guide post intermediate the guide means and the serrated cam portion. Each housing is provided with terminal retention channels and terminals received therein for connection at one end with the cable wiring and at the other end with associated terminals of the interlocking connector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: John J. MacNeil, Ellen Buell Throdahl, John Hackney, Bruce Boyer, Robert DeRoss
  • Publication number: 20130072054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector assembly for an electrical plug-in connector (10), in particular an electrical socket plug-in connector (10) for an igniter of an airbag, with a contact casing (100) in which at least one electrical contact means (50) can be provided, and a contact securing means (200) which has a locking means (210) by means of which the contact means (50) can be locked in the contact casing (100); the contact securing means (200) having a strain-relief means (230) by means of which at least partially a strain relief for an electric line (60) connected to the contact means (50) can be set up on/in the connector assembly (12); and/or the connector assembly (12) having a plug-in-connector securing means (400) which, starting from a pre-latching position (V) on the connector assembly (12), for a final latching position (E) can be brought into engagement with the contact securing means (200) and/or a strain-relief cover (300) of the connector assembly (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventors: Gabriel Hotea, Guenther Mumper, Hartmut Ripper
  • Publication number: 20130052860
    Abstract: The invention is a modular cable termination plug having a conductor divider having an entrant barb and a plurality of divider channels, a load bar having a plurality of through holes and a plurality of slots, and a plurality of contact terminals. Additionally, the invention may include a housing, a strain relief collar and a strain relief boot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventor: Panduit Corp.
  • Publication number: 20130017714
    Abstract: A low-profile flat plug electrical connector having an integrated strain relief section and an interlocking terminating end is disclosed. The flat plug electrical connector has a housing for holding the electrical cable and prongs, and a cap for covering the internal structure of the housing. The housing has an integrated strain relief section for preventing damage to the flat plug electrical connector from abrupt pulling or pushing of the electrical cords. The cap and the housing have interlocking terminating ends which are configured for preventing the cap from separating from the housing when the plug is pulled from an electrical outlet. The electrical prongs of the hot and neutral electrical wires and the ground pin are locked in place by posts protruding from the cap which urges the prong mounting tab against a mounting surface in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: STANDARD CABLE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Selvin Kao, Philip Carlo J. DeGuzman
  • Publication number: 20130012053
    Abstract: A system for electrically connecting a tool to a robot wrist. The system includes a first component being a tool flange arranged for rotation around a robot axis, and a second component, which includes an electric cabling and a connector permanently connected to each other. The connector has a plurality of poles and the electric cabling includes a plurality of conductors. Each conductor is permanently connected to a respective pole. The tool flange and the connector are mutually adapted for attaching the connector to the tool flange. According to the invention the tool flange has eccentric mounting means arranged for eccentric attachment of the connector on the tool flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Sirkett, Jan-Erik Nahls
  • Patent number: 8342877
    Abstract: Cable connector including a connector housing and a cable clamp for clamping a cable to the housing. The cable clamp having an intermediate portion between a first and a second mounting portion. At least one of the two mounting portions of the cable clamp is provided with locking means selectively cooperative with at least two matching locking means, such as slots, of the connector housing to hold the cable clamp in respective different positions corresponding to different cable diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Jeroen De Bruijn, Nico Van Stiphout, Ton Karsmakers, Gert Droesbeke
  • Patent number: 8337238
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a shielded housing having a cavity. The shielded housing has a mating end and a cable end configured to receive a cable therethrough. A plug is received in the cavity that has terminals extending between mating ends and wire terminating ends. The wire terminating ends being configured to be terminated to corresponding wires of the cable. A cable clip is received in the shielded housing proximate to the cable end. The cable clip has a base and a bonding arm extending from the base. The base engages and is electrically connected to the shielded housing. The bonding arm is positioned in the cavity and is configured to engage a cable shield of the cable to electrically connect the cable shield and the shielded housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Phillip Tobey, Robert Jeffrey Burwell