Indicator Light Patents (Class 439/490)
  • Patent number: 10652253
    Abstract: A cable assembly may include an outer jacket, a printer circuit board including light emitting diodes, and a cable configured to transmit information. The outer jacket may include a channel opening and the printed circuit board may be configured to be positioned within the channel opening and between the cable and the outer jacket. Another cable assembly may include an inner jacket, an outer jacket, a printed circuit board including light emitting diodes, and a cable configured to transmit information. The inner jacket may include a channel opening, and the printer circuit board may be configured to be positioned within the channel opening and between the inner jacket and the outer jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CyberSecure IPS, LLC
    Inventors: Bobby Nakanelua, Stephen Sohn, Scott Rye
  • Patent number: 10644459
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a connector body and an electrical component having wire leads extending axially from each end of the body, and electrical terminals. The wire leads are connected to the terminals. The assembly further includes a retainer housing disposed within the connector body. The retainer housing defines a pair of longitudinal channels in which the terminals are disposed. The retainer housing defies a cradle having an arcuate cross section in which the electrical component is disposed. The retainer housing defines a retaining feature configured to retain the electrical component within the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey, Faviola Ramon, Dennis Garcia Lepez, Francisco J. Mendez Lopez
  • Patent number: 10534135
    Abstract: A traceable cable includes at least one data transmission element, a jacket at least partially surrounding the at least one data transmission element, and a tracing optical fiber incorporated with and extending along a length (l) of the cable. The tracing optical fiber includes a core having a first index of refraction and a cladding having a second index of refraction less than the first index of refraction, with the cladding substantially surrounding the core. The tracing optical fiber also includes periodically spaced apart scattering sites spaced along the optical fiber at a spacing ratio of n sites per meter, wherein each scattering site is configured to scatter no more than about 1/(n*l) times optical power provided to the tracing optical fiber. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Sebastian Bauco, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Micah Colen Isenhour, David Gustave Ehrenberg
  • Patent number: 10498093
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a first plug, a second plug opposite the first plug, a cable connected with the first plug and second plug, and a LED light located in the first plug or the second plug, wherein the cable is provided with a braid layer located at the outermost side of the cable, the braid layer is composed of metal enameled wire mixed fibers, and the cable causes the LED light to be illuminated by capacitive sensing through proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., FOXCONNINTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Yang Li, De-Gang Zhang, Chi-Ming Chen, Gang Dang, Lu-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 10490916
    Abstract: A light-emitting terminal block structure is provided. A lighting module includes a circuit board and a lighting component. An insulation body is combined on the circuit board and has an accommodating space, an insertion hole and an indication hole. The insulation body is formed with a notch at a side facing the circuit board, and the lighting component is located in the notch. A light pipe is disposed in the accommodating space and has a light-guiding end and a light-emitting end. The light-guiding end is oriented toward the light emitting element and spaced apart from the light emitting element by a distance. The indicator hole is exposed from the light-emitting end, and the conductive seat is combined in the accommodating space and has a resilient plate and a soldering leg soldered on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10483694
    Abstract: A lock-in adapter having a locking arm ending in a latch contained within a ground pin for securing the adapter into a wall outlet via the ground pin receiver. Internal locking arms similarly lock and retain a plug inserted into the opposite end of the adapter, thereby securing the plug to the adapter and the adapter to the wall. The adapter can be further secured to the outlet faceplate via screws through tabs located on both the top and bottom ends of the adapter. A button secures the various latches to secure the plug and adapter, and which can be selectively operated to release both the adapter from the outlet and the plug from the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Robert W. Crowder
  • Patent number: 10439413
    Abstract: Jumper cables include a housing with first and second pairs of cables extending therefrom. On an upper surface of the housing are a pair of dual-color LEDs, each associated with one of the pairs of cables. Circuitry within the housing causes each LED to illuminate in one of two discrete colors when the polarity of the cables is reversed. A rotary isolation dial with multiple visual indicators allow a user to independently verify that the polarity of each pair of cables is correct before establishing electrical communication between two batteries. The LED circuits include a surge suppressor that protects the rescuing vehicle and the disabled vehicle's electrical system from alternator load dump when the rescuing vehicle's engine is running. Adapters allow an auxiliary power source to be coupled with the jumper cables in the event the dead battery is incapable of powering the LEDs and alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Vern E Miller
  • Patent number: 10420865
    Abstract: A waste collection unit (40) with a primary display (106) on which information about the operation of the unit is presented. In addition to the primary display there is a light assembly (662) adjacent the fitting (614) to which a suction line is attached. The light assembly emits light of selectively colors or in a selected pattern based on an operation state of the waste collection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen J. Reasoner, Robert W. Childers, Chamara Gamhewage, Michael W. Hall, Nathan K. Hogan, Brian J. MacLachlan, Michael J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10374921
    Abstract: Systems, equipment and methods for automatically tracking cable connections and for identifying work area devices and related methods of operating communications networks are provided. In one embodiment, a method of automatically identifying an end device that is connected to a local area network, the method comprising: transmitting a first control signal over a control channel that runs from a first connector port on a patch panel of the local area network to an integrated circuit chip mounted on the end device through at least a communications cable, a second connector port and a patch cord; receiving a second control signal from the integrated circuit chip over the control channel in response to the first signal, the second signal including identifying information for the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Michael G. German, Peter T. Tucker, Matias Peluffo, Luc Walter Adriaenssens
  • Patent number: 10367321
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high density (HD) cable to accommodate HD jacks. The HD bridge adapter acts as a single cable coupler between two HD jacks. The bridge can be formed with two connectors having a predetermined space between them, or be separated by a flexible extended cable for remote positioning of the connectors. In one embodiment each connector has 192 pins comprising 16 rows of 10 pins each and 4 rows of 8 pins each. Alternatively 200 pins comprising 20 rows of 10 pins each with 4 of said rows having 2 pins in a stand-by mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 10337721
    Abstract: There is disclosed an illuminated cable comb including a body incorporating at least two openings for removably retaining a corresponding at least two cables in a fixed position relative to the body. The comb further includes a light source within the body, and conductive material within the body capable of transmitting power to the at least one light such that the at least one light illuminates the body when power is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: American Future Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Bradley Soken
  • Patent number: 10267981
    Abstract: A terminal block includes an insulative casing, a bottom plate, conductive terminals and a light module. The insulative casing has first chambers, second chambers and through holes separately communicating with the first chambers. The bottom plate coves the first chambers. A side of the bottom plate and the second chambers are formed with a circuit board slot. The bottom plate is extended with light guide bars separately passing through and exposed in the through holes. The conductive terminals are separately received in the first chambers. Each conductive terminal is extended with a contact sheet disposed in the second chamber. The light module includes a circuit board, LEDs mounted on the circuit board and conductive units. When the circuit board is detachably inserted into the circuit board slot, the LEDs correspond to the light guide bars in position, and each conductive unit electrically connects to one of the contact sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10249964
    Abstract: A terminal block for coupling with at least one conductive wire includes an insulation base (100) and a circuit board (200). A docking chamber (101) is defined in the insulation base (100), multiple connecting holes (102) for inserting the respective conductive wires and multiple through holes (103) corresponding to the respective connecting holes (102) are defined on a lateral surface of the insulation base (100). The respective through holes (103) are communicated with the docking chamber (101) and adjacent to the respective corresponding connecting holes (102). The circuit board (200) is arranged in the docking chamber (101), and multiple LEDs (210) are arranged on the circuit board (200) corresponding to the respective through holes (103). The LEDs (210) are accommodated in the docking chamber (101), and the respective LEDs (210) are able to illuminate through the respective corresponding through holes (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10181686
    Abstract: An illuminated interface cable with a USB type C connector interface on at least one end. A light circuit including a light and a mechanical switch, the light circuit powered by a power level negotiation CC conductor of the cable to energize the light upon actuation of the mechanical switch. The light and switch coupled to the connector interface, the light oriented to illuminate an interconnection area of the connector interface. The light may be provided, for example, as a light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: XENTRIS WIRELESS, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Patel, Terrell Morrow, Christopher Whetstone, Mark William Lopotko
  • Patent number: 10142189
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a control device of a vehicle, the control device having an Ethernet transceiver with a link LED output configured to display a network status by an LED connectable thereto, includes: determining a settable diagnosis state of the control device; selecting a signal sequence on the basis of the determined diagnosis state; and controlling the link LED output with the selected signal sequence to output the diagnosis state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Helge Zinner, Bruno Pöller
  • Patent number: 10135201
    Abstract: A connector cover module adapted to be disposed on a connector on a mother board is provided. The connector cover module includes a cover body and at least one light guide bar. The cover body includes a top surface, a plurality of lateral surfaces, and at least one arm extending from one of the lateral surfaces and bending outward to form an accommodating groove. The light guide bar is disposed beside one of the lateral surfaces, held by the arms, and located in the accommodating groove bent and formed by the arms. A cover body is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lai, Yung-Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 10132479
    Abstract: A flipping installation device for LED strip lighting includes an installation frame, a house, at least one link mechanism, and at least one clamping mechanism. Each of the at least one link mechanism includes a first link mounted on the installation frame, a second link disposed on the house, and a third link rotatably connected between the first and second links. The first and second and third links is perpendicular to each other in the cross section perpendicular to the axial direction of the house when the house has been installed into the installation frame. Each of the at least one clamping mechanism includes a catch head disposed on the installation frame, and a resilient lock disposed on the house and coupled to the catch head. The link mechanism and the clamping mechanism are located on the opposite side of the house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xufeng Wu, Wanjiong Lin
  • Patent number: 10109962
    Abstract: An electronic device system can include an electronic device. The electronic device can include a receptacle, and a device logic driving status unit configured to generate a status signal indicating activity of the electronic device, and a communications cable. The communications cable can include a first plug configured to connect to the receptacle and receive the status signal, wherein the first plug includes a status indicator configured to indicate activity of the electronic device based on the status signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean M. Jenkins, Musa I. Kakish
  • Patent number: 10077876
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible illuminating flat cable structure including a connector, a circuit board, a plurality of external signal lines, a first illuminating unit, a shell, signal lines, a fiber cable, and a transparent coat. The connector connects to an electronic device. The circuit board includes contact welds, signal line welds, a first illuminating unit weld, controller welds, and a external signal line welds. The external signal lines conducts a power signal and a control signal. The controller generates a power control signal according to the power signal and the control signal sent from the external signal lines. The first illuminating unit generates lights according the power control signal. The shell includes an illuminating mark corresponding to the first illuminating unit. The signal lines transmit data signals. The fiber cable transmits lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ENERGY FULL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Chin
  • Patent number: 10069252
    Abstract: A plug structure of light emitting AC electric power cord is disclosed, wherein a plug body is internally combined with a circuit board which comprises at least a circuit device and at least two conductive board, and the circuit device includes at least two light emitting diodes (LEDs) respectively corresponding to a light guiding line within the electric power cord; accordingly, when the conductive board transfers AC power to the two LEDs, the circuit device can controls such two LEDs to glow at different moments in order to create an image persistence difference of one parallax thereby allowing human eyes to generate the image persistence effect in vision such that the light guiding line may present a visual perception of light flowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Chia-hua Lin
  • Patent number: 10029053
    Abstract: A nebulizer comprises a controller linked at its output to a nebulizer head, and at its input to a USB cable and USB plug for connection to a host system. The link between the USB plug and the controller is a USB cable with power and data channels. The controller comprises a boost circuit, a microcontroller 11, and a drive circuit. The latter provides power and control signals via a cable and proprietary plug to the nebulizer head. These signals provide power and control for a vibrating membrane receiving a liquid to be aerosolized. The controller has a housing with LED status lamps, and an ON/OFF button. The controller can be controlled via a host, either locally or remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: STAMFORD DEVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Casey, Joseph Grehan, Kieran Hyland, John Power
  • Patent number: 10020609
    Abstract: A connector includes a first connector portion, a second connector portion having housing members that are joined and fitted to the first connector portion, spacers inserted into the housing members from one side to retain terminals inside the housing members. The housing members each includes a joining surface at which the housing members are joined and an engaging rail formed on the joining surface. The engaging rails restrict a relative movement of the joined housing members in a separating direction with the engaging rails being engaged by inserting the engaging rails to each other along their longitudinal direction. The housing members each has an exposure hole on the other side surface. The exposure holes are located on a straight line perpendicular to the joining surfaces. The spacers are different in color from the housing members, and each has a projection to be exposed from the corresponding exposure hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10003163
    Abstract: A power distribution unit (PDU) having a connector to connect to an input power supply and a plurality of power outlet sockets for receiving plugs having a number of pins. Each power outlet socket has a mechanical locking mechanism movable between a locked position and an unlocked position when a plug is inserted into the power outlet socket to lock and unlock a plug pin in the power outlet socket. Absent actuation the locked position is adopted. Each power outlet socket includes an externally, manually actuatable, first release element, and an internally, electrically actuatable, second release element. A power sensor detects whether or not power is being drawn and, for power outlet sockets which currently host a plug and are not drawing power, the second release element is actuated by the PDU so as to unlock the mechanical locking mechanism, thereby freeing up the associated plugs for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Hewitt, Colin I. Holyoake, Mark J. Lawrence, Caroline J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9966692
    Abstract: A water-resistant electronic component including a body, a protectable part, a sealing sheet, and a cover. The body includes a water-resisting wall of loop shape. The water-resisting wall extends in a first direction. The protectable part includes at least part of a functional part of the water-resistant electronic component and is located within the water-resisting wall of the body. The sealing sheet includes a perimeter portion. The sealing sheet covers the protectable part from one side in the first direction, with the perimeter portion abutting the water-resisting wall from the one side in the first direction. The cover is fixed to the body such as to cover the sealing sheet and the water-resisting wall from the one side in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Hosiden Corporation, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Yamachika, Hideaki Taketsu, Kumpei Fujita, Hiroki Ikuta, Shinji Hirose, Kenichi Ikeda, Hideki Arita, Yusuke Murakami, Hiroaki Okada
  • Patent number: 9941638
    Abstract: An electrical cord having improved safety features comprises a plug having a body portion surrounding respective ends of first, second, and third electrical wires. A live receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the first electrical wire. A neutral receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the second electrical wire. A ground receptacle is in electrical communication with the end of the third electrical wire. The body portion surrounds and maintains the live, neutral, and ground receptacles in spaced apart orientation corresponding to blades on an electrical plug. An indicator is provided to indicate a state of the plug in which electricity is supplied to the plug in a proper polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Solid Ground Cords, LLC
    Inventor: Lester Richard Gilliland
  • Patent number: 9935383
    Abstract: An assembly has a connector, a circuit board, a cable, a light pipe, and an outer casing. The connector has an insulating body with conductive terminals fixed therein. The circuit board is behind the connector, is electrically connected with two conductive terminals, and has two light-emitting elements. The cable has a plurality of wires, and the conductive terminal is electrically connected with the wire. An inside of the light pipe is formed with a first receiving cavity that receives the connector and the circuit board therein. The outer casing has first and second insulating casings which are latched to each other and are combined to form a second receiving cavity. The light pipe is received in the second receiving cavity and is partially exposed out of the outer casing. Light from the light-emitting elements emits outwardly via the light pipe. The cable extends rearward out of the outer casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Zhen-Liang Li
  • Patent number: 9912081
    Abstract: A cover assembly for an electrical connector at the end of a sheathed cable containing several insulated wires. An insulation piercing clip couples light bulb leads to the wires. A translucent housing encloses the light bulb, said insulation piercing clip, the entire section of unsheathed insulated wires, a portion of the electrical connector and a portion of the sheathed cable. The cover assembly is illuminated by the light bulb when power flows through the electrical connector and may be color coded to indicate connector function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DSM&T Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Corona
  • Patent number: 9876266
    Abstract: A contactless connector includes a housing having a mating interface configured to be coupled to a connector interface of an electronic device. A connector communication module is held at least partially within the housing and is operable in a transmit mode and/or a receive mode of operation. The connector communication module is configured to wirelessly communicate with a device communication module of the electronic device to wirelessly transfer at least one of data or power between the connector communication module of the contactless connector and the device communication module of the electronic device. An optical contacting element is held by the housing. The optical contacting element is configured to optically contact an optical contacting element of the electronic device such that the housing is mechanically connected to the electronic device with the connector communication module configured to wirelessly communicate with the device communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventor: Sergei Abramov
  • Patent number: 9780503
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) includes a cable (300) and a connector (200) connected with the cable. The connector includes an insulative housing (1) defining a receiving room (10), a printed circuit board (2) received in the insulative housing, a mating member (3) mounted on the insulative housing and electrically connected with the printed circuit board, a light member (4) mounted on the printed circuit board, a light guide member (5) for guiding the light emitting from the light member to an outer side of the insulative housing, and an outer cover (9) sealing an end of the insulative housing. The light guide member includes a light emitting portion (51) and a light transmission portion (54). The light emitting portion has a column shape having two opposite ends, the light emitted to an outer side of the insulative housing through the two ends of the light emitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuai-Hui Huang, Ru-Yang Guo, Qing-Man Zhu, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9772788
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plurality of pins for transmitting electrical signals and at least one illumination device disposed on the electrical connector and electrically coupled to at least one of the pins. The illumination device is disposed so as to radiate light from the exterior of the electrical connector. The radiated light is visible while the electrical connector is engaged. The illumination device is configured to be controlled by pins that are not used for data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Strickland Beall, Roey Rivnay
  • Patent number: 9772090
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a printed circuit board (PCB) (2) received in the insulative housing, a light member (4) mounted on the PCB, a light guide member (5) mounted on the PCB, and a shading member (6) covering the light guide member. The insulative housing includes a housing body (11), a receiving cavity (12) enclosed by the housing body, and a light transmitting area (13) mounted on the housing body. The PCB is mounted in the receiving cavity and the light guide member opposes the light transmitting area to transmit light emitted by the light member to outside of the insulative housing. The light guide member (5) is integrally formed with the shading member (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuai-Hui Huang, Ru-Yang Guo, Qing-Man Zhu, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9746144
    Abstract: A light strip has a flexible enclosure extruded around a pair of conductors. The enclosure contains a lighting assembly with one or more flexible substrates populated with a plurality of light circuits. The substrates are spaced from the pair of conductors. The lighting assembly has a plurality of connecting devices for electrically coupling the lighting assembly to the pair of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Jason Greene
  • Patent number: 9711914
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes a cable and an electrical connector electrically connected with the cable, and the electrical connector includes a mating member, a printed circuit board electrically connected with the mating member, a light emitting element electrically connected with the printed circuit board and a light guide element for transmitting the light emitted by the light emitting element, having a receiving room, wherein the light emitting element is received in the receiving room, and the printed circuit board includes a soldering portion electrically connected with the matting member and an extension portion rearwardly extending from the soldering portion, and the cable connector assembly further includes a stopping member disposed between the soldering portion and the light guide element and abutting against the light guide element, to block the receiving room of the light guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Da-Wei Xing, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu, Jia-Chao Yan
  • Patent number: 9705263
    Abstract: A plug connector assembly including a cable connected to a plug connector, the plug connector including an insulative cover having a light region, a printed circuit board (PCB) received in the insulative cover and having a first surface and an opposite second surface, a mating member mounted on the PCB and extending through the insulative cover, a pair of light-emitting diode (LED) lamps, and a light guide disposed between the two LED lamps, wherein the mating member is mounted on the first surface of the PCB and the two LED lamps are mounted on the second surface of the PCB and wherein the light guide has a top face exposed to the light region of the insulative cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuai-Hui Huang, Ru-Yang Guo, Qing-Man Zhu, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9685743
    Abstract: A cable-end electrical connector includes a frontal mating member; a vertical internal printed circuit board defining a front surface; a number of light sources positioned on the front surface of the printed circuit board; a light transmissive member permitting a light emitted from the light source to pass through; and a cover enclosing the light transmissive member and the printed circuit board. The light transmissive member includes a penetrable portion permitting the light to pass through and a holding section holding the printed circuit board and constraining the printed circuit board from moving in an up-and-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERNCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Guang-Yu Ma, Dou-Feng Wu, Xiao-Li Li, Jian Li, Chien-Hsun Huang
  • Patent number: 9673570
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a cage member having walls defining an upper port and a lower port configured to receive pluggable modules therein through a front end of the cage member. The cage member houses a communication connector at a rear of the cage member configured to be electrically connected to the pluggable modules received in the upper and lower ports. The walls are manufactured from a conductive material and providing electrical shielding for the pluggable modules. The plurality of walls include side walls, a top wall between the side walls, a bottom wall between the side walls and a divider wall between the side walls. The divider wall separates the upper port from the lower port. The divider wall is positioned closer to the top wall than the bottom wall such that the lower port is taller than the upper port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Nikhil Shankar
  • Patent number: 9660395
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal connection device having a light source module that is installed at a front panel terminal for a vehicle and is capable of emitting light around the terminal, the terminal connection device including: a housing having an inner space and an opening part; a terminal part having a printed circuit board located at an inner side of the housing, and a terminal mounted to the printed circuit board; a housing cover sealing the opening part of the housing and protecting the terminal part; an LED light source mounted to the printed circuit board and adopted to radiate light to the housing cover; and a border lighting part located at the housing cover and arranged to face an edge of one end of the terminal, the border light part protruding from one surface of the housing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA HITEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyu Hwa Yeom
  • Patent number: 9612391
    Abstract: A connector assembly is disclosed having a circuit board with a side edge; one or more light emitting devices connected to the side edge of the circuit; and a connector. The connector has a support frame, and one or more light guide assemblies positioned on the support frame adjacent to the side edge of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Honghao Wu, Marshall Chen, Tim Xue, Hongtao Liu, Helena Sun, Bing Liu
  • Patent number: 9608386
    Abstract: An electronic device system can include an electronic device. The electronic device can include a receptacle, and a device logic driving status unit configured to generate a status signal indicating activity of the electronic device, and a communications cable. The communications cable can include a first plug configured to connect to the receptacle and receive the status signal, wherein the first plug includes a status indicator configured to indicate activity of the electronic device based on the status signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dean M. Jenkins, Musa I. Kakish
  • Patent number: 9608377
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a cage member having a plurality of walls defining a port configured to receive a pluggable module therein through a front end of the cage member. The port extends to a rear end of the cage member. The walls are manufactured from a conductive material and provide electrical shielding. A communication connector is disposed within the cage member and is positioned at the rear end of the cage member to mate with the pluggable module when the pluggable module is inserted into the port. The communication connector has a mating face being forward facing. A communication connector light pipe is mounted to the communication connector and provided at the mating face. The communication connector light pipe has an emitting face emitting light into the pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 9531137
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly comprising: an electrical connector including a plug portion, a printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the plug portion and fixed at a rear end of the plug portion, a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamp mounted on the PCB, a metal shell enclosing the PCB and having a receiving hole, and an optical element disposed on the plug portion in front of the LED lamp; and a cable electrically connected with the electrical connector; wherein the LED lamp has a curved sidewall facing the optical element and a rear sidewall facing the cable, an upper end of the LED lamp extending through the receiving hole of the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-Yong Zhou, Xiao Fan, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9531109
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a lower mating contact module, and an upper mating contact module. The insulative housing has a lower receiving cavity, an upper receiving cavity, and an intermediate wall located therebetween. The lower mating contact module has a lower insulating carrier and a set of lower mating contacts secured to the lower insulating carrier. The upper mating contact module has an upper insulating carrier and a set of upper mating contacts secured to the upper insulating carrier. The intermediate wall defines a lower passageway extending along a front-to-back direction and an upper passageway disposed above the lower passageway. The lower insulating carrier has a lower fixing arm inserted and fixed in the lower passageway, and the upper insulating carrier has an upper fixing arm inserted and fixing in the upper passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Sheng-Pin Gao, Dao-Kuan Zhang, Chih-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 9520687
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing including a plug-receiving receptacle, a set of mating contacts each having a mating portion extending in the plug-receiving receptacle and a first connecting portion, a set of mounting contacts each having a second connecting portion, an insulative carrier having opposed front and rear walls and a receiving chamber, and a set of magnetic components each having a magnetic core received in the receiving chamber and a number of conductive wires winding therearound. The mating contacts are held by a bottom section of the front wall, and the mounting contacts are held by a bottom section of the rear wall. Each conductive wire has a first end connecting with the first connecting portion of the mating contact and an opposite second end connecting with the second connecting portion of the mounting contact. The electrical distance from the mating contacts to the mother board is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Sheng-Pin Gao, Yong-Chun Xu, Chih-Ching Hsu, Hao Han
  • Patent number: 9515426
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an electrical connector and a communication device. The electrical connector includes an insulator, on which at least one docking socket and at least one module socket are provided; a housing provided outside the insulator; a plug-in module provided on the insulator; and a signal display unit, which comprises a signal display circuit board, at least one SMD (surface-mounted-device) LED electrically coupled to the signal display circuit board, and at least two connection terminals electrically coupled to the signal display circuit board used to transmit signal of the signal display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Electronics (Chen Zhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing Li, Wangjun He, Jung-jui Wang
  • Patent number: 9490578
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes: a first connector including a mating section, a first magnetic element having a cavity, and a number of first contacts accommodated in the mating section and the cavity; a second connector for mating with the mating section, the second connector including a second magnetic element and a number of second contacts accommodated in the second magnetic element; and an anti-mismating structure located at a front end of the second connector. The structure includes a number of anti-mismating elements and an anti-mismating hole surrounded by the anti-mismating elements for receiving the mating section. The anti-mismating hole is asymmetric in one of an up-to-down direction and a left-to-right direction, and the periphery of the mating section corresponds to the anti-mismating hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jian-Jun Zhu, Qing-Man Zhu
  • Patent number: 9482423
    Abstract: A device for securing a source of LED light to a heat sink includes an LED light source engaging surface that is arranged and configured to engage at least a portion of the source of LED light and which is provided with an integrated force applying spring. Further, the device may include a continuous metallic path extending between the sources of LED light and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Schroll, Alan Emad Zantout
  • Patent number: 9480169
    Abstract: A plug connector assembly for mating with a mating connector including a plug connector comprising an insulative cover defining a receiving space, a printed circuit board (PCB) received in the insulative cover, a mating member mounted on the insulative cover and electrically connected with the PCB, and a front stopple; and a cable connected to the plug connector; wherein the insulative cover comprises a front port and an opposite rear port for the cable to extend through, a channel extends from the front port to the rear port and is connected with the receiving space to extend the mating member out of the insulative cover, and the front stopple fills the front port and the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuai-Hui Huang, Ru-Yang Guo, Qing-Man Zhu, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9450350
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) comprises: a first connector (10) having a main body (120), a number of contacts (121) retained in the main body, a first circuit board (130) electrically connected to the contacts, and a metal shell (110) enclosing the first circuit board; a cable (30) electrically connected between the first circuit board and a power source to provide a power to the first circuit board; a second circuit board (150) vertically fixed on the metal shell; a cover enclosing the first and the second circuit board; a luminous element (152) disposed on a front side of the second circuit board and electrically connected to the first circuit board; and a translucent portion (1610) defined on a front end of the cover to pass light emitted by the luminous element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Chen, De-Gang Zhang, Zhi-Yang Li
  • Patent number: 9444170
    Abstract: An electronic charging device for vehicles comprises a stretchable contact head, a housing connected with the contract head, an outside diameter of a bottom part of the housing is equal to an inside diameter of a power taking mouth of a vehicle cigarette lighter, a power adapter is located inside the housing, the power adapter has a first electrode contact and a second electrode contact, the first electrode contact is located at the bottom part of the housing, a top area of the contract head is defined as the second electrode contact, a top part of the housing has a charging port, the charging port is connected with the power adapter, the housing further includes a limiting element, the limiting element is clamped with the contract head through a clamping piston structure, the housing further has a spring, one end of the spring resists the contract head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Aiyi Lu
  • Patent number: 9419376
    Abstract: An example of a connector for host devices is provided. Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to a connector that allows a user to blindly connect the connector to a host device. For example, a magnetic system between the connector and host device may attract when the connector is oriented correctly with the host device's socket, and repel when the connector is incorrectly oriented. The connector may have a cord that is positioned such that, when the user incorrectly orients the connector over the host device's socket, the cord may interfere with the host device's housing, thereby indicating to the user to re-orient the connector. The connector may also employ multiplexed pins so the pins can perform more than a single function. For example, the data (D+/D?) pins may transmit music in the form of audio signals, and information content in the form of electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Evan Blum, Mike Jastrzebski, Haley Toelle