With Additional Contacts Comprising Coupling Part Mating Along Axis Normal To Conductor Patents (Class 439/466)
  • Patent number: 10992090
    Abstract: The invention discloses a cable connector assembly and method for manufacturing the same, the cable connector assembly includes a cable; a first connector and a second connector, the first connector includes a first plug, the first plug is inserted in the first port, the first plug is electrically connecting the cable via a printed circuit board; the second connector includes a second plug, the second plug is inserted in the second port, the second connector is assembled onto the first connector, the second plug is not electrically connecting with the second port. The second connector is assembled onto the first connector, therefore, the second connector plays the function of fixing the first connector, the cable connector assembly is less likely to be shaken or loosened during use, and the electrical connection between the first connector and the first port is more stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YONG TAI ELECTRONIC(DONGGUAN) LTD.
    Inventors: Shi-Hai Zhou, Yu-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 10637198
    Abstract: A plug connector, particularly a high-current plug connector, is provided that includes at least one electrical contact part having a sleeve with a receiving space on an inner side for receiving a plug-in contact that is inserted along a longitudinal axis of the plug connector. The electrical contact part further includes at least one contact spring attached to the inner side of the sleeve that is in sliding contact with a locking bolt capable of being guided in the sleeve between a first end position and a second end position. The plug connector includes a plug casing accommodating the contact part having at least one cable guide branching off essentially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the plug connector. An electric line is attached to the contact part being guidable from the plug casing in a direction essentially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Thi-Thanh-Truc Pham, Christian Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10601165
    Abstract: An angled multicontact connector comprises at least two angled contacts, an insulative angled body made of an insulative material, a conductive angled body made of a conductive material, a conductive material cap adapted to be fixed to the cable and to close the conductive angled body around the angled contacts. The insulative angled body includes at least one groove open toward the outside, each groove being adapted to receive at least in part the rear end of one of the angled contacts. The angled multicontact connector further includes an insulative material part adapted to be removably fixed to the insulative angled body to retain the rear end of the angled contacts not received in a groove and to separate each rear end from the rear end of any other angled contact, and from the conductive cap when the conductive cap is in a position closing the conductive angled body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: RAYDIALL
    Inventors: Denis Gabet, Sebastien Annequin
  • Patent number: 10396490
    Abstract: A connector assembly may have a cover installed to a connector for curving a cable extending from a lead-out portion of a housing in a direction different from a lead-out direction of the cable. The cover may have a hood portion that covers the lead-out portion of the housing and a slit that is formed in the hood portion and where through the cable is inserted. The housing may have an outer shell portion that is disposed on an outer side of the hood portion of the cover and covers at least a portion of the hood portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Junpei Okamura, Takuji Hanyu
  • Patent number: 10164359
    Abstract: A power connector includes housing, partition plate, first and second pins, first and second wires and filler. The housing has an interior space, first and second slots. The partition plate divides the interior space into first and second wire channels. Each first and second pin has an inserting portion and a wire connecting portion. The wire connecting portions of the first and second pins are respectively located in the first and second wire channels. The first and the second wires are respectively located in the first and second wire channels. The first and second wires are electrically connected to the wire connecting portions of the first and the second pins respectively. A material of the filler is different from the housing. The filler is filled in the interior space to enclose and separate the first wires and the second wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tung-Lin Tsai, Chih-Jen Hou, Chang-Hsiang Chen, Ching-Chuan Huang, Chuang-Pan Tai
  • Patent number: 10033142
    Abstract: A connector system that is configured for deployment in a cramped space, e.g., a shallow overhead plenum. The connector system includes a conduit connector that is configured to connect to a light module to provide electrical power to the light module. The conduit connector includes a housing assembly that receives and retains an electrical wire carrying conduit on one end and houses one or more wire connectors on an opposite end. In particular, the one or more wire connectors are disposed vertically in the housing assembly such that a portion of the one or more wire connectors projects out from underneath the housing assembly and forms a substantially right angle with the housing assembly and/or the conduit. Further, the connector system includes a locking clip that is coupled to the light module. The locking clip connects the conduit connector to the light module without the use of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Charles Richard Vasquez, Jonathan Allin Low, Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate
  • Patent number: 9929496
    Abstract: A rectilinear communications connector configured for use in applications where space for exiting communications cables is extremely limited. The rectilinear communications connector of the present invention includes a base extending from an exit end of the connector and a cap attachable to the base. The base and cap defining a cavity in which an articulation section of the communications cable is enclosed and protected. The articulation section is a portion of the communications cable having a protective sheath covering the plurality of communications wires removed, thereby permitting the individual communication wires to be easily configured such that the communications cable exits the rectilinear communications connector at approximately 90 degrees with respect to the longitudinal axis of the communications connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad S Weiden, Hien M Nguyen, Michael Maloney, Samuel Calloway, Anthony Reac Arazo
  • Patent number: 9871321
    Abstract: An electrical connection device (1), especially in the form of a connecting box, comprises a housing (2) having a wall (4) delimiting an inner space (3), electrical components (5) arranged in said inner space (3) and having at least two connecting portions (6, 7, 8), and at least two connecting holes (9, 10, 11) passing through the wall (4), through which external elements (12) connectable to the connecting portions (6, 7, 8) can be guided into the inner space (3). The connection device (1) further comprises a mechanical safety element (13) having a number of stop elements (14, 15, 16) that corresponds to the number of connecting portions (6, 7, 8), which stop elements (14, 15, 16) provide a mechanical stop for the external elements (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Multi-Holding AG
    Inventor: Thomas Knorr
  • Patent number: 9843112
    Abstract: A connector includes a plug, a plurality of wires, and a clamping member. The clamping member defines a plurality of slots. The plug includes a plurality of pins. Each wire is engaged with one of the plurality of pins and is clamped in one of plurality of slots. The plurality of wires is substantially parallel to each other near the clamping member. A manufacturing method for the connector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi-Ming Zhu, Ting Wang, Ming-Hui Luo
  • Patent number: 9837756
    Abstract: A wire cover of an electrical connector is provided and includes a main body and a hood. The main body includes a wire receiving section extending therein. The hood projects from a side of the main body. The hood includes a first wire receiving section disposed along a side of the hood and extending transversely with respect to the main body and a reinforcing rib provided on an opposite side wall of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Keisuke Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9640916
    Abstract: A housing-side lock part provided on a surface of a housing where an electric wire extraction part is formed and a protector-side lock part of a protector covering an outer circumference of the electric wire extraction part of the housing are engaged with each other and fix a shield shell to the housing through the protector, with a portion of the shield shell in contact with the surface of the housing where the electric wire extraction part is formed being sandwiched between the housing and the protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakai, Toru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9379486
    Abstract: A connector assembly including a first and second connector configured to be connected to the first connector. The first connector has a slide including a cam groove for receiving a latch pin defined by the second connector. The slide is moved by a lever such that the cam groove and the latch pin cooperate to draw the first and second connectors from an uncoupled position to a fully coupled position when moved from an initial to final position. A ratcheting mechanism couples the lever to the slide allowing the lever to return from the final position to the initial position without disconnecting the first and second connectors. The lever is configured to move through more than one stroke from the initial position to the final position to bring the first and second connectors from the uncoupled position to the fully coupled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9099817
    Abstract: A waterproof connector (1) comprises: retainers (50) and (60) which include an inner receiving portion (91) formed on opposite surfaces (51) and (61) which face a wiring substrate (30); and a first seal member (70) which is filled in at least the inner receiving portion (91). An outer receiving portion (92) is formed on outer surfaces (55) and (65) and side surfaces (50d), (50e), (60d), and (60e) of the retainers (50) and (60). Defective portions (58) and (68), which pass from the outer surfaces (55) and (65) to the inner receiving portion (91), are formed in the retainers (50) and (60). The inner receiving portion (91) communicates with the outer receiving portion (92) at the side surfaces (50d), (50e), (60d), and (60e). The first seal member (70) includes: an inner seal portion (70a) which is received in the inner receiving portion (91); and; a defective seal portion (70d) and a side seal portion (70c) which are formed integrally with the inner seal portion (70a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kondo, Yasuo Takemura
  • Patent number: 8961218
    Abstract: A field installable backshell connector for a shielded cable provides an EMI shield around control signal conductors and a plastic connector of the cable and also provides a mechanical terminal of the cable. The backshell connector provides a low impedance ground path from the cable shield to a connector socket. The connector socket includes a plastic connector header that is shielded by a grounded metal shroud. When connected to the socket, the backshell is abutted with the connector socket shroud to complete the low impedance ground path from the cable shield in order to shunt electrical noise introduced on the cable shield, connector backshell and shroud to ground to resist electrical interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Figie
  • Patent number: 8801456
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing to be inserted into a receiving chamber of an initiator, a plurality of terminal receiving chambers which are opened to a distal end face of the housing in parallel with each other in a row, and terminals respectively provided with pin inserting parts into which pins in the receiving chamber are inserted, and respectively received in the terminal receiving chambers. Each of the pin inserting parts has an elastic contact piece which is elastically contacted with the pin which has been inserted into the pin inserting part thereby to hold the pin in the pin inserting part. The terminals are received in the terminal receiving chambers so that the elastic contact pieces push the pins in a direction which is the same as a direction to which the terminal receiving chambers are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Naoto Sugie, Kazuto Ohtaka, Hideki Homma
  • Patent number: 8684764
    Abstract: A field installable backshell connector for a shielded cable provides an EMI shield around control signal conductors and a plastic connector of the cable and also provides a mechanical terminal of the cable. The backshell connector provides a low impedance ground path from the cable shield to a connector socket. The connector socket includes a plastic connector header that is shielded by a grounded metal shroud. When connected to the socket, the backshell is abutted with the connector socket shroud to complete the low impedance ground path from the cable shield in order to shunt electrical noise introduced on the cable shield, connector backshell and shroud to ground to resist electrical interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Figie
  • Patent number: 8661985
    Abstract: Low-profile igniter assemblies adapted for use with low-profile inflators as well as conventionally sized inflators are disclosed. Such igniter assemblies can comprise an adaptor, an ignition portion and a plurality of conductors coupled to the ignition portion and extending in a first direction from the ignition portion to an opening of the adapter. A connector is adapted to be slid into the opening in a second direction which is transverse to the first direction associated with the extension of the conductors from the ignition portion to the opening of the adapter. Igniter assemblies can be coupled with a body of an inflatable airbag system inflator, which inflator body may enclose a quantity of gas generant. Methods of making inflators adapted for use with inflatable airbag cushion systems are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Mark Hubbard, Jeff Kida
  • Patent number: 8628215
    Abstract: A design of light string comprises a bulb socket, a pair of conductive wires, and LED electrically disposed onto the bulb socket. The LED is incorporated with a pair of legs which are alternatively in contact with the pair of conductive wires, and then are sandwiched between a pair of first and second casings which jointly configures the light bulb. This configuration simplifies the assembling of the conductive wires and LED such that no need of solder or glue or contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Chang Fu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8581450
    Abstract: A system and method that offers the provision too rapidly and safely connect electrical generation sources, including inverters used by solar collecting panels, or wind turbines, and backup hydrocarbon fueled generators or any other supplemental power sources including storage batteries, fuel cells and future electric automobiles. Thus enabling the feeding of power to all circuits in the home or small business, not just isolated circuits in a structure. The system is compliant with electric codes, requires no costly rewiring inside the structure or in the electrical circuit panel and can be accomplished entirely from the outside of the home or small business adjacent to the electric service meter for the home or small business structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Renewable Energy Technology Group (RETG)
    Inventor: Michael Leonard Mathiowetz
  • Patent number: 8523602
    Abstract: A field installable backshell connector for a shielded cable provides an EMI shield around control signal conductors and a plastic connector of the cable and also provides a mechanical terminal of the cable. The backshell connector provides a low impedance ground path from the cable shield to a connector socket. The connector socket includes a plastic connector header that is shielded by a grounded metal shroud. When connected to the socket, the backshell is abutted with the connector socket shroud to complete the low impedance ground path from the cable shield in order to shunt electrical noise introduced on the cable shield, connector backshell and shroud to ground to resist electrical interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Figie
  • Patent number: 8047865
    Abstract: A pair manager for use in securing a twin-axial cable to a printed circuit board is described. The pair manager comprises a generally block-shaped portion containing a pair of channels. The channels extend from the front face to the rear face of the block-shaped portion. An integral flange and a pair of integral fingers extend perpendicularly from the front face of the block-shaped portion. The flange extends generally from the center of the front face and the fingers extend from opposite edges of the front face. The fingers and flange function as a partial shield cavity around each pair of conductors. This design helps to maintain better impedance matching when connecting twin-axial cables to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, Surendra Chitti Babu, Mysore Purushotham Divakar, Paul B. DuCharme, Paul W. Wachtel, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, David E. Urbasic, Nicholas G. Martino, Ronald L. Tellas
  • Patent number: 8000110
    Abstract: A device may include a connector receptacle coupled to a motherboard; a connector hold-down disposed adjacent to the connector receptacle; and/or a connector cage coupled to the motherboard and covering the connector receptacle and connector hold-down. Additionally, a computer system utilizing a connector hold-down and a method utilizing a connector hold-down are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Signer, John Dunham
  • Patent number: 7950968
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector including an insulative housing having a main body and a supporting board extending downward from the main body so as to form an L shaped configuration. The main body defines a plurality of receiving passageways extending along a front-to-rear direction and then runs through the supporting board along a vertical direction. A pair of guiding grooves are respectively formed at opposite inner sides of the main body. A plurality of terminals are retained in the receiving passageways. A cover defines locking portions at opposite sides thereof for movably received in the guiding grooves and covers the terminals for preventing outward movement of the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhen-Hua Qian
  • Patent number: 7892691
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell component (12) comprises a plurality of solid oxide fuel cells (24) arranged in spaced apart relationship, and in electrical series, on a surface of the porous gas permeable support structure (16). Each solid oxide fuel cell (24) comprises a dense gas tight electrolyte member (28), a porous gas permeable first electrode (26) and a porous gas permeable second electrode (30). Each electrolyte (28) is arranged in contact with a corresponding one of the first electrodes (26), each second electrode (30) is arranged in contact with a corresponding one of the electrolytes (28). Each of the first electrodes (26) is arranged in contact with the surface of the support structure (16). The interconnectors (32), the peripheral seal layer (34) and the electrolytes (28) are arranged to encapsulate all of the first electrodes (26) except for the surfaces of the first electrodes (26) in contact with the surface of the support structure (16) to prevent leakage of reactant from the first electrodes (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Michael J. Day, Frederick J. Gardner, Mark Cassidy, Nigel Brandon, Nigel T. Hart
  • Patent number: 7798821
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprises an insulative housing defining a main body portion with a front face, an upper and a lower tongue portion respectively extending forwardly from a top and bottom side of the front face, and the main body portion defining a base section and an organizer angled with the base section, and the insulative housing defined by an upper cover and a lower cover engaged with the upper cover; a printed circuit board disposed in the insulative housing and defining a mating portion extending forwardly from the front face of the insulative housing and disposed between the upper and lower tongue portion and a rear portion opposite to the mating portion thereof; and a cable terminated to the rear portion of the printed circuit board and extending out of the insulative housing along the organizer of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Su-Feng Liu, Bin Xu, Wei-Ya Cheng, Li-Bin Wang
  • Publication number: 20100055928
    Abstract: It is sometimes advantageous to provide power to the mobile electronic device while using the mobile electronic device. The present connector transfers power from a power source to the mobile electronic device via an element module, a cable, and a plug of the connector. The connector enables the user to: a) interface the element module with the mobile electronic device; and, b) interface the plug with a power source (wall transformer, automobile power jack, aircraft power jack, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Mitch Randall
  • Patent number: 7601010
    Abstract: A plug connector, mated with a complementary connector, includes a housing, a printed circuit board received in the housing, a cable with a plurality of conductors electrically attached to corresponding electrical pads of the printed circuit board, and a fastening portion. The housing includes a front housing defining a mating interface and L-shape rear housing. The mating interface includes a pair of tongue sections and an opening defined between the tongue sections. The printed circuit board has a plurality of electrical pads formed thereon, and defines a mating portion accessible from the mating interface and parallel to the pair of tongue sections. The fastening portion includes a connecting portion received in the housing and at least one column post passing through the housing and the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Inc. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Publication number: 20090227138
    Abstract: An electrical connector connected with cables defines an insulating housing and a plurality of contacts retained in the insulating housing. Each of the contacts defines a connecting beam for connecting with said cable. Said contacts are arranged at two opposite sides of the insulating housing. The cables could extend out of the electrical connector in two rows form two opposite sides of insulating housing, so that the dimension of the electrical connector is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Biao-Bing Lv, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 7581980
    Abstract: A USB socket connector includes a plastic core member, which has metal terminals embedded therein and a constraint member, for example, a raised portion, and a metal casing, which houses the plastic core member and has a constraint device, for example, notch that receives the constraint device of the plastic core member to hold the plastic core member in position upon insertion of the plastic core member into the casing, and two rear extension arms that are bent into shape and stopped against the back side of the plastic core member to hold down the plastic core member firmly in place after insertion of the plastic core member into the metal casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Chant Sincare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen Ta Chiu, Ming Hui Yen, Chen An Wu
  • Patent number: 7575269
    Abstract: A door handle device (S) has a handle-side connector (30) fixed to a door handle (10) that is hinged to a handle frame (20). Thus, the door handle device (S) is displaceable as the door handle (10) is turned. A frame-side connector (40) is located in the handle frame (20) and is connectable with the handle-side connector (30) for displacement with the handle-side connector (30) as the door handle (10) is turned. A clamp (60) has a wire retaining portion (61) for retaining a wire group (80) drawn out through an end surface of the frame-side connector (40) and a handle attaching portion (62) continuous with the wire retaining portion (61) for attachment to the door handle (10). Thus, a relative position of the wire retaining portion (61) to the door handle (10) is invariable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Funayama, Tomoo Kakegawa, Shigeki Nishiyama, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20090170354
    Abstract: A first connector 9 includes: female contact terminals 10; and a first connector housing 13 having a first connection portion 14 with first receiving holes 141 to 146 into each of which the female contact terminal is fitted, and a second connection portion 16 that is bent at a certain angle from the end of the first connection portion and has second receiving holes 161 to 166 into each of which the female contact terminal is fitted. The female contact terminal is fitted into at least either of the first connector housing's first or second receiving holes, and the contacting portion of the second contact terminal of the second connector is electrically connected to either the first or second contacting portions of the female contact terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: MEA Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yann Song Tang, Bao Chan Chan
  • Publication number: 20090158584
    Abstract: A termination for a multi-conductor cable is made by providing a metal structure that includes a plurality of parallel but spaced apart fingers that are joined together by a connecting member adjacent at least one end of each finger. Each of the conductors in the cable is connected to a respective one of the fingers at a location that is spaced from the connecting member. The cable and the fingers are then over-molded with an insulating material where the conductors are connected to the fingers. This over-molding leaves a portion of the length of each finger exposed. The connecting member is then severed and removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 7537478
    Abstract: A wire management cover having a cover body configured to detachably engage a connector and having an opening configured to allow passage of one or more wires. The cover includes a wire management portion hingedly attached to the cover body. The wire management portion has a plurality of channels, each channel configured to receive at least one of the one or more wires. The wire management portion is capable of latching engagement with the cover body. The cover body includes features permitting orientation of the cover in a plurality of directions with respect to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Richard Foltz, Galen M. Martin
  • Publication number: 20090111320
    Abstract: An electrical connector (male and female) that support conventional Universal Serial Bus (USB) signals and includes additional contacts to enable advanced communications and/or functionality between electronic devices and/or accessory devices. In one embodiment, an electrical connector includes a contact support member housed at least partially within a housing. A plurality of first contacts are mounted on a contact support member, wherein each of the plurality of first contacts is configured to electrically connect with the associated connector along a first plane parallel to a plane of insertion for the associated connector into the port. At least one second contact is also mounted on the contact support member, wherein the at least one second contact is configured to electrically connect with the associated connector along a second plane perpendicular to the plane of insertion for the associated connector into the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: David Johansson, Markus G. Agevik, Anders Lundquist, Anders Hansson
  • Patent number: 7458841
    Abstract: A wire cover (1) has a connector-side fixing portion (10) to be fixed to a connector, a wire pressing portion (20) to be held in contact with wires (W), and a connecting portion (30) connecting the connector-side fixing portion (10) and wire pressing portion (20). Resilient engaging pieces (23) project from the wire pressing portion (20) and are formed with engaging holes (25) that can engage engaging projections (42) of a mating member (40) to fix the wire pressing portion (20) to the mating member (40). Catching holes (26) are formed at the leading ends of the resilient engaging pieces (23) and can be caught by a jig (50) inserted from the base side of the resilient engaging piece (23) to displace the resilient engaging piece (23) in a direction to disengage the engaging hole (25) and engaging projection (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiko Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20080214042
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a housing provided in a front surface thereof with an opening for receiving a mating connector, an inside of the opening being provided with a plurality of contacts in a mutually insulated manner, and a lead-connection assisting member provided on a rear side of the housing. The lead-connection assisting member includes a supporting table for supporting to solder rear-end wire connecting portions of the contacts projected from a rear surface of the housing and corresponding core wires taken from tip portions of leads for electrical connection, and a plurality of lead receiving grooves formed at the same pitch distance as that of the contacts, the grooves being adapted to receive and temporarily hold the tip portions of the leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Kondo, Takayuki Nagata
  • Publication number: 20080139041
    Abstract: An electrical power blade connector includes a dielectric housing having a mating cavity for receiving a mating connector inserted into the cavity through an open front end thereof in a mating direction. A pair of blade support arms project forwardly within the cavity. The support arms are spaced laterally of the mating direction. Each support arm has a pair of spaced grooves which open toward the other support arm. The grooves extend in the mating direction. A pair of blade terminals are supported in the pairs of grooves in the pair of support arms in spaced, generally parallel planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yan Margulis, Arvind Patel
  • Patent number: 7223119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable connector assembly including cover means and connecting means, wherein the cover means include wall portions and an opening adapted to accommodate the connecting means. At least one of the wall portions is at least partially curved for guiding at least one cable of one or more other cable connector assemblies. Cable ties to attach the cable to the curved wall portion are disclosed are well. The invention facilitates cable management in dense and small cabinets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventor: Gert Droesbeke
  • Patent number: 7121884
    Abstract: A terminal connection part 14 that is connected to a to-be-connected terminal, a wire connection part 15 on a side opposite the terminal connection part 14, and a bent part 16 between the terminal connection part 14 and the wire connection part 15 are provided to each of the connection terminals 11 of four or more poles. A connecting housing element 12 has a terminal supporting part 22 that supports each connection terminal 11 so that the terminal connection parts 15 are arranged in a parallel manner in rectilinear form and are connected to the to-be-connected terminals. The connecting housing element 12 additionally has a wire supporting part 19 that supports the electric wires 3 so that the electric wires 3 are led out in a direction parallel to the linear arrangement direction of the terminal connection parts 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Osada
  • Patent number: 7029335
    Abstract: Terminal connecting parts 15 that are connected to to-be-connected terminals 14, wire connecting part 16 at the ends on the side opposite terminal connecting parts 15, and bent parts 17 formed between terminal connecting parts 15 and wire connecting parts 16 are provided in connection terminals 11 of four or more poles. A connecting housing element 12 is provided with terminal supporting parts 22 for supporting respective connection terminals 11 in a manner where respective terminal connecting parts 15 are placed in a parallel manner in rectilinear form, so as to be connected to respective to-be-connected terminals 14. A cover element 13 is attached to connecting housing element 12 so as to cover connection terminals 11, and is provided with a rounded lid part in circular arc form. Wires 3 are arranged in the direction parallel to the direction in which terminal connecting parts 15 are arranged in rectilinear form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: J.S.T. Corp.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Osada
  • Patent number: 6962504
    Abstract: The protecting device has a wire passage for wiring the wires led out of the connector. The wire passage includes a first passage part for wiring the wires along a first wiring direction to lead the wires to terminal out of the connector, a second passage part for wiring the wires in a second wiring direction different from the first wiring direction and a third passage part for wiring the wires in a third wiring direction different from the second wiring direction. The third passage part extends in a direction in which the wires are led out of the connector. The protecting device farther has a wire-interference rib formed at a boundary between the second passage part and the third passage part to project in an opposite direction to the direction in which the wires are led out of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Fukui, Kenichi Ikeya, Tomoki Kajii, Ryo Sawada
  • Patent number: 6910904
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed compressor assembly including a housing, an electric motor located in the housing, a compression mechanism located in the housing and operatively coupled to the motor, and a terminal assembly comprising a cup-shaped terminal body and having electrically conductive pins extending therethrough. The cup-shaped terminal body extends through and is sealingly attached to the housing. A cluster block assembly is in communication with the terminal assembly and includes a cluster block fitted to the terminal body, the cluster block having free volume therein. The pins are electrically connected to the motor through the cluster block assembly. A cavity is defined between the interior of the cup-shaped terminal body and the cluster block, and a dielectric material substantially fills at least one of the cavity and the cluster block free volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventors: Todd W. Herrick, Rick L. Bunch
  • Patent number: 6857913
    Abstract: A connector (10)includes a housing (12) and a receiving portion (14). The housing defines a plurality of ports (120) for receiving a plurality of wires (20). The receiving portion includes a pair of opposite end walls (140) respectively extending upwardly and angularly relative to a pair of opposite ends of the housing. A first connection beam (146) is formed between distal end portions of the end walls, and a second connection beam (148) is formed between uppermost portions of the end walls and parallel to the first connection beam. Ends of the wires are received in the ports of the housing, and opposite ends of the wires are received in the receiving portion. This configuration insures alignment of ends of the wires in order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xian-Kui Shi
  • Patent number: 6666708
    Abstract: A connector has L-shaped female terminal fittings (42), and wires (70) are fastened to a wire fastening portion (55) at one side of the L-shaped female terminal fitting (42). The female terminal fittings (42) are accommodated in a connector housing, and the wires (70) are pulled out in a direction normal to a connector connecting direction. Thus it is not necessary to provide a space to bend the wires (70) behind the connector with respect to the connecting direction, and the wires (70) can be handled easily even if there is little space behind the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd,
    Inventor: Masashi Saito
  • Patent number: 6626696
    Abstract: Projections are provided in gaps between each wire opening for electric wire main bodies of a flat cable in a connection box to clamp and hold the flat cable. Stronger holding force is easily attained with smaller body size of the connection box for a flat cable. Various flat cables with deferent wire diameter are accepted in the same size connection box. The operation for assembling the connection box and the flat cable is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Kondo
  • Publication number: 20030162435
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a device comprising a hood attachable to a cable connector for a first cable, the cable connector attachable to a substantially planar first circuit card, said hood attachable in a plane of the first circuit card, said hood adapted to constrain a portion of the first cable to within a predetermined volume partially defined by a thickness of the first circuit card, said hood adapted to constrain a portion of a second cable to within the predetermined volume. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. This abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Glen Holman, Andrew Filtness, Larry W. Sutton, Thomas H. Singer
  • Patent number: 6482051
    Abstract: A connection structure for a conductive connection between a clad electric wire and a member according to the present invention comprises a member having a conductivity, a clad electric wire superposed on the member, a resinous layer disposed between the member and the clad electric wire, and a pair of resinous parts clamping the clad electric wire and the member at their superposed portion. The clad electric wire has a conductor portion and a resin-made clothing portion clothing an outer periphery of the conductor portion. The superposed portion is pressurized and ultrasonically excited through the resinous parts, with the result that the clothing portion is scattered and melted; the resin portion is melted; the conductor portion is conductively connected to the member; and the resinous parts are fused together in a state of their clothing the superposed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Ide, Tadahisa Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20020115335
    Abstract: A connector has L-shaped female terminal fittings (42), and wires (70) are fastened to a wire fastening portion (55) at one side of the L-shaped female terminal fitting (42). The female terminal fittings (42) are accommodated in a connector housing, and the wires (70) are pulled out in a direction normal to a connector connecting direction. Thus it is not necessary to provide a space to bend the wires (70) behind the connector with respect to the connecting direction, and the wires (70) can be handled easily even if there is little space behind the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring System, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Saito
  • Patent number: 6364693
    Abstract: A backshell for an electrical connector gives the electrical connector handedness to force a particular orientation of the connector with respect to a device in order to limit the choice of devices to which the electrical connector can be attached. The backshell fits around the connector and a portion of a cable connected to the connector. The cable is forced into a right angle turn in the interior of the backshell to give the device handedness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: International Truck and Engine Corp.
    Inventors: Michael E. Stagg, Gregory S. Didier, Mark J. Braun
  • Patent number: 6341972
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector (1) with secondary latching comprising a handle (2) for filling slots (3a, 3b) into each of which a tongue (4a, 4b) with a latch (5a, 5b) is inserted. The handle (2) engages a plug part (21) in a first position (I) in which the slots are not filled by two arms on the handle, and is mounted so as to be movable transversely to the plug axis into a position (II) in which the arms can be pressed into the slots (3a, 3b) and locked in a second position (II). Furthermore, the invention relates to a connector with a lateral cable outlet comprising a plug part (1) having an attachment (2) and an adjacent casing which is flat transversely to the direction of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventor: Frank Odorfer