Including Or For Use With Tape Cable Patents (Class 439/492)
  • Patent number: 10396513
    Abstract: A connector system for a pluggable IO connector is disclosed that includes a plug with two rows of pads on two sides of a mating blade and a receptacle with two connection regions that is configured to engage the two rows of pads. In an embodiment the connector system can support double the data bandwidth of a typical connector while allowing for backward compatibility with convention plug assemblies that have a single row of pads on each side the mating blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 10312617
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a first metal housing and a flexible flat transmission component. The first metal housing includes an installation portion. The flexible flat transmission component is disposed on the installation portion of the first metal housing, the flexible flat transmission component includes a plurality of contacts, and a first inclined surface is formed on a front end of each contact and opposite to the installation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Wang, Wen-Lun Wang
  • Patent number: 10199754
    Abstract: A connector for being arranged at an end of a cable includes a paddle card substrate for electrically connecting the cable to a connected device, plural device-side electrodes that are formed at an end portion of the paddle card substrate in plural rows in an insertion direction into the device and are to be electrically connected to the device, and a protective portion formed between the device-side electrodes adjacent in the insertion direction into the device to protect a surface of the paddle card substrate. The protective portion includes plural metal protective pads that are spaced from each other at a predetermined distance in the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Ishimatsu, Izumi Fukasaku
  • Patent number: 10193255
    Abstract: A plug connector of the present disclosure includes a plug housing and a plurality of plug terminals stored in the plug housing. This plug connector is fitted in a receptacle connector having a receptacle terminal, and is connected to a cable having a sheet shape and including a cable terminal, thereby establishing electrical connection between the receptacle terminal and the cable terminal. Each of the plug terminals has a contact section and a connection section. The contact section is contactable with the receptacle terminal, and the connection section is connectable to the cable terminal. In a state in which the plug connector is fitted in the receptacle connector, the connection section is disposed such that the connection section is exposed from the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikara Ito, Kenji Okura
  • Patent number: 10128589
    Abstract: A terminal, wherein the lower and upper arms have a plurality of integral lower flexible arms and integral upper flexible arms respectively, which include at least a first lower and upper flexible arm and a second lower and upper flexible arm that are elastically displaceable independently of each other, the lower striking portions each have a first and second lower striking portion formed on a first and second lower flexible arm respectively, the second lower striking portion at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first lower striking portion, and the upper striking portions each have a first and second upper striking portion formed on a first and second upper flexible arm respectively, the second upper striking portion at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first upper striking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shohei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9966681
    Abstract: While efficient assembly performance of an electrical connector is obtained, good operability can be also obtained by a simple configuration. Good shielding performance with respect to transmission paths are configured to be obtained by a simple configuration in which movement of an actuator causes both shield shells to contact each other by covering at least part of outer surfaces of an insulating housing and the actuator by the shield shells consisting of electrically-conductive metal members, causing the actuator-side shield shell moved to an action position to contact the insulating-housing-side shield shell, and continuously covering the transmission paths, which are from a signal transmission medium to a printed wiring board through electrically-conductive contact members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takaki Kurachi
  • Patent number: 9831583
    Abstract: Connector is provided that includes a plurality of first and second terminals that are arranged in parallel and include contact portions, mounting portions, and intermediate portions that connect the contact portions and the mounting portions. The contact portions are disposed along first and second columns that are mutually offset. The intermediate portion of the first terminal has an overlapping region formed along the first column so as to overlap with at least a portion of an adjacent second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 9832874
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly includes a first PCB and a second PCB disposed substantially parallel and opposite to each other, such that a second side of the first PCB is opposite to a first side of the second PCB; wherein the second PCB has a first set of side connectors on its first side and a second set of side connectors on its second side, configured for both electrical power supply to and signal communication with the second PCB; the second PCB both electrically and mechanically connected to the second side of the first PCB via a first elastomeric connector; and the second PCB electrically connected to the first PCB via its second set of side connectors and a flexible electrical connector that is electrically connected to the second set of side connectors and the first PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas C. Doering, Ralph Heller, Ronald P. Luijten, Martin L. Schmatz
  • Patent number: 9780463
    Abstract: A surge protection device comprises at least one surge protection unit, consisting of a substantially U-shaped socket part and a plug part which can be fixed in the socket part and which receives a surge protector. Insulated electric conductors on or in the socket part are contacted by vampire taps or displacing terminals. The surge protection device also comprises openings or perforations formed in the socket part for receiving conductors. The openings are selectively designed so that the electric conductors are inserted into or through the openings, and the openings are exposed in a socket part region which can be covered by the socket part such that cutting surfaces located on the base of the plug part penetrate the conductor insulation during the plug-in process and directly contact the respective conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DEHN + SÖHNE GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Seitz, Peter Zahlmann
  • Patent number: 9716328
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable for low voltage differential signaling, includes upper and lower insulating films, and conductive lines interposed between the upper and lower insulating films and arranged at a predetermined pitch in parallel to each other. Each conductive line includes a central part having a circular sectional surface and a rolled part having flat upper and lower surfaces, which are formed by performing a rolling process with respect to an end portion of the central portion, and subject to a heat treatment process, end portions of rolled parts are arranged at a predetermined pitch and exposed to an outside to form a terminal part, a predetermined number of conductive lines interposed between the upper and lower insulating films are grouped in a strip, and a cutting line is formed while passing through the upper insulating film, a space between strips, and the lower insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: EUNSUNG INDUSTRIAL INC.
    Inventor: Sang bo Yoon
  • Patent number: 9716077
    Abstract: A method of connecting a wire with a terminal including a plurality of conductors is provided. The method includes: positioning the terminal by holding a part of the terminal between an upper side jig and a lower side jig; and connecting the wire and one of a plurality of conductors, which is exposed on a surface of the positioned terminal. The terminal includes a laminate structure that includes an insulator interposed between a first conductor and a second conductor. The part of the terminal held in the positioning of the terminal includes a pressure receiving area, where a contact area between the upper side jig and an upper surface of the terminal and a contact area between the lower side jig and a lower surface of the terminal overlap. The laminate structure exists outside of the pressure receiving area, and does not exist in the pressure receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuhei Horimoto
  • Patent number: 9664868
    Abstract: A connector insert arrangement, an active optical cable and methods are described. The connector insert is receivable in a connector housing for removable engagement with a complementary connector. Dielectric inserts each support one or more electrical contacts for access by the complementary connector and each electrical contact is selected as one of a contact pad and a spring probe pin for electrical contact with a complementary spring probe pin and complementary contact pad, respectively, in the complementary connector. A ground body supports the dielectric inserts to maintain a characteristic transmission line impedance along each of a plurality of high speed data paths such that each high speed data path serves as an independent transmission line structure that provides a data transfer rate of at least 1 gigabit per second. An active optical cable is described that can be hermaphroditic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Glenair, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald T. Logan, Jr., Leo Kha, Lutz Adrian Mueller, Troy Chase, Narek Hacopian, Matthew P. Flach
  • Patent number: 9640927
    Abstract: A jumper assembly includes a first pin with a first surface discontinuity, and a jumper shunt for providing an electrical connection between the first pin and a second pin. The jumper shunt includes a clip configured to catch on the first surface discontinuity to keep the jumper shunt in contact with the first pin. Another jumper assembly includes a first pin and a blocking portion on the first pin. A jumper shunt is configured to move along the first pin with the blocking portion limiting motion of the jumper shunt along the first pin beyond the blocking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Kay, Amy L. Pham, Christopher H. Aiello
  • Patent number: 9606313
    Abstract: A system includes a chassis and a slot in the chassis. The slot has a depth dimension along which a removable module may be moved to insert the module in the slot and remove the module from the slot. The system includes waveguides, which have couplers that are arranged at different depths of the slot to couple the waveguides to the module in response to the module being inserted into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Arlen L. Roesner, Paul Kessler Rosenberg, Michael Renne Ty Tan
  • Patent number: 9590337
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having a cavity. A wafer stack is received in the cavity. The wafer stack includes a plurality of electrical wafers arranged parallel to each other within the cavity. Each wafer includes a first edge and a second edge. Each wafer includes at least one trace between the first and second edges. The electrical connector includes a flex harness including a plurality of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs). The FPCBs are electrically connected to corresponding wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, Lynn Robert Sipe, Dustin Carson Belack, Matthew Richard McAlonis, Graham Harry Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9490551
    Abstract: A fitting-equipped electrically conductive sheet and a connection fitting configured to electrically connect to another member, in which both a low connection resistance and a high fixing strength are easily achieved. The connection fitting has a crimp section that is crimped to an edge section of the electrically conductive sheet material. The crimp section includes a pair of plate-shaped holding sections between which the edge section of the sheet material is sandwiched, and a folded-back section that connects them. One of the pair of plate-shaped holding sections has a band-shaped recess on an outer surface of an intermediate region between the folded-back section and the opposite edge section, the band-shaped recess being band-shaped by being more strongly crimped to the sheet material than other parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LIMITED, SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiya Hirooka, Kouji Fukumoto, Daisuke Hashimoto, Jison Kimu, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Takuya Tate, Masamichi Yamagiwa, Akihide Kondo, Shigeru Ogihara
  • Patent number: 9391484
    Abstract: An actuating drive having a housing which comprises receptacles for a step-down gear mechanism and for a very small electric motor, wherein the motor receptacle is connected to a terminal cover. The very small electric motor is held securely without play. The terminal cover comprises a conductor stamping which is encapsulated with plastic material and has motor contact areas which interengage with connection lugs of the very small electric motor, and in that the baffle plate has retaining regions which interengage with housing elements on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Bühler Motor GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Peterreins, Wjatscheslav Sachnov
  • Patent number: 9306321
    Abstract: To prevent, with a simple structure, damage on a component such as a conductive contact at the time of operation of an actuator, an actuator pinching a signal transmission medium by being moved to a connection acting position facing a wiring board is provided with a protective projection protruding toward the wiring board with the actuator being moved to the connection acting position. With this, a gap between the actuator and the printed wiring board is covered with the protective projection from outside, the components such as conductive contacts disposed inside the gap between the actuator and the printed wiring board are prevented from being in contact with a nail of an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Shimada
  • Patent number: 9148951
    Abstract: A display apparatus is disclosed. In one aspect, the display apparatus includes: a panel assembly outputting an image. The apparatus also includes a flexible printed circuit made of a flexible material including a combination portion having at least a portion coupled to the panel assembly, a base portion disposed to face a lower side of the panel assembly, and a connection portion having at least a portion disposed to be bent to connect the combination portion and the base portion. The apparatus further includes an electrical element mounted on a surface facing the combination portion in the connection portion of the flexible printed circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 9107294
    Abstract: In an embodiment a first module can include a first side and a first edge. An optical transmitter connector can be a first distance from the first side at a first position along the first edge. An optical receiver connector can be a second distance from the first side wherein the first and the second distances are different and wherein the optical receiver connector is at a second position along the first edges. In an embodiment a chassis includes a first slot and a second slot with a first waveguide and a second waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Arlen L Roesner, Paul Kessler Rosenberg, Michael Renne Ty Tan
  • Patent number: 9077102
    Abstract: In a connector, a socket fitting portion of the socket housing and a header fitting portion of the header housing are fitted to each other to bring socket and header terminals and into contact with each other. In the socket housing, a socket terminal group including the plural socket terminals arranged in the longitudinal direction of the socket housing is provided only in a single line. In the header housing, a header terminal group including the plural header terminals arranged in the longitudinal direction of the header housing is provided only in a single line. It is, therefore, possible to minimize the connector in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8956180
    Abstract: To provide a connector capable of assuring contact pressure between a terminal and a flat cable without disposing a metal beam supporting an actuator. In the connector of the Present Application, a housing has a convexity-opposing a terminal, and an actuator has a concavity mating with the convexity. An axle disposed in the concavity is inserted into a bearing disposed on the convexity. The actuator has a cam fitting between the convexity and the terminal, and is disposed so as to be able to turn between a sandwiched position at which a flat cable is sandwiched between the cam and the terminal and a release position at which the sandwiching is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yasuaki Kobayashi, Shinsuke Kunishi
  • Patent number: 8858254
    Abstract: To well prevent a conductive contact from being peeled off with a simple structure, a rear end portion of the conductive contact to which a cable-shaped signal transmission medium is coupled is directly held by a contact engaging part. Even when an external force due to so-called flapping or the like is added from the cable-shaped signal transmission medium to the conductive contact, the conductive contact is well prevented from being peeled off. Also, a guide inclined surface for positioning the cable-shaped signal transmission medium is provided at the contact engaging part, and the cable-shaped signal transmission medium can be stably mounted along the guide inclined surface of the contact engaging part, thereby easily and accurately performing operations at the time of mounting, such as positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroharu Ikari, Hiroshi Wada, Takaki Kurachi
  • Publication number: 20140295697
    Abstract: A connector for a multilayered board to connect a flat cable to a middle layer of a multilayered board while minimizing the impact due to variations in the dimensional precision and strength of multilayered boards and/or preventing deformation of the multilayered board and improving contact stability. The connector includes a board-side connecting portion and a cable-side connecting portion. The board-side connecting portion includes a column-shaped terminal, and the cable-side connecting portion includes flat terminals. The column-shaped terminal protrudes from the middle layer of the multilayered board in the thickness direction. The flat terminals include resilient contact portions, contacting a side surface portion of the column-shaped terminal from the width direction of the insertion slot in response to insertion of the cable-side connecting portion into the insertion slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Toshihiro NIITSU, Motohisa Haga
  • Publication number: 20140256176
    Abstract: An electrical assembly connector for connecting a flexible assembly having a plurality of flexible assembly electrical contacts to a rigid assembly having a connector receptacle with a plurality of attachment element electrical contacts. The connector comprises an intermediary device configured to electrically connect the rigid assembly and the flexible assembly. The intermediary device has a plurality of connector electrical contacts. The intermediary device electrical contacts are exposed on a first base side and on a second base side of the intermediary device. The intermediary device electrical contacts exposed on the second base side are configured to mechanically and electrically couple to the flexible assembly electrical contacts, and the intermediary device electrical contacts exposed on the first base side are configured to electrically and mechanically couple to the attachment element electrical contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Hi Rel Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Derick Esquivel, Willis Williams
  • Patent number: 8801457
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable connecting structure for connecting a flexible flat cable in which a plurality of rectangular conductors are provided in parallel and a plurality of connector terminals arranged at an array pitch different from that of the rectangular conductors comprises an intermediate cable arranging member one end of which is coupled to the connector terminals and in which a plurality of branch conductors are provided in parallel which are set to have mutually different longitudinal dimensions according to the array pitch. The intermediate cable arranging member is laid on the flexible flat cable so that the intermediate cable arranging member and the flexible flat cable are in the same plane and form an angle. The other ends of the branch conductors of the intermediate cable arranging member are connected to the respective rectangular conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi Nomura, Goro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8771019
    Abstract: A cable connector in accordance with the present invention includes an insulative housing and a number of conductive contacts received in the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a main portion and a mating portion extending forwardly from the main portion. The insulative housing has a number of H-shaped cross sectional H-shaped cross sectional leading recesses defined in the main portion. The conductive contacts are divided into a first group of contacts and a second group of contacts alternatively arranged with each other. Each of the first group of contacts includes a first cable termination portion, while each of the second group of contacts includes a second cable termination portion. The first cable termination portion forms a first restriction section, and the second cable termination portion forms a second restriction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Tai, Yung-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 8753143
    Abstract: A connection structure for a flexible circuit cable includes a flexible circuit cable that has a flexible circuit substrate having a first end bonded to a soldering stage of the connector housing with first finger pad conductive contacts of conductive lines of the flexible circuit cable respectively corresponding to cable soldering sections of metal conductive terminals of the connector. A soldering layer is formed between a metal coating layer of the first finger pad conductive contact of each of the conductive lines and the cable soldering section of the corresponding metal conductive terminals to set the conductive lines of the flexible circuit cable in electrical connection with the metal conductive terminals of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Flexible Circuits Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Fu Su, Gwun-Jin Lin, Chih-Heng Chuo
  • Publication number: 20140162492
    Abstract: A connector 10 includes: a housing 30 into which a cable 20 is to be inserted; first contacts 40 housed in the housing 30 and having contact portions 46 with a short effective fitting length; and second contacts 50 housed in the housing 30 and having contact portions 56 with a long effective fitting length. Then, the first contacts 40 are arranged on both ends in a width direction Y of the housing 30, and the contact portions 56 with the long effective fitting length of the second contacts 50 arranged so as to adjoin insides in the width direction Y of the first contacts 40 arranged on both ends, are engaged with engagement portions 22 of the cable 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi KIYOOKA, Katsutoshi TOHJO
  • Publication number: 20140113484
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible flat cable connector fixing structure. The fixing structure includes a flexible flat cable, a first connector, and a hold-down strip. The first connector includes a plurality of contacts, a first slot and a first circuit board. The first slot includes a plurality of passageways, for placing the contacts, and a back-end seam. The first circuit board is fixed with a back of the first slot and includes a plurality of conducting portions, for being conductively fixed with the contacts, and a plurality of conducting parts, positioned on a front of the first circuit board, for being electrically connected to the flexible flat cable. The flexible flat cable is conductively fixed with the conducting parts, stretches through the seam, and further stretches through the hold-down strip to be positioned by the hold-down strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: BING XU PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-jung CHEN
  • Patent number: 8668501
    Abstract: An electrical assembly connector for connecting a flexible assembly having a plurality of flexible assembly electrical contacts to a rigid assembly having a connector receptacle with a plurality of attachment element electrical contacts. The connector comprises an intermediary device configured to electrically connect the rigid assembly and the flexible assembly. The intermediary device has a plurality of connector electrical contacts. The intermediary device electrical contacts are exposed on a first base side and on a second base side of the intermediary device. The intermediary device electrical contacts exposed on the second base side are configured to mechanically and electrically couple to the flexible assembly electrical contacts, and the intermediary device electrical contacts exposed on the first base side are configured to electrically and mechanically couple to the attachment element electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventors: Derick Esquivel, Willis Williams
  • Patent number: 8647139
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector for a digital band, which is attached to the digital band and is quickly and easily attachable to an external circuit. The connector for a digital band includes a body portion having one end attached to the digital band, and at least one conductive portion connected to the digital yarn, and an insertion portion attached to the other end of the body portion and having at least one land connected to the conductive portion and exposed to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Gi Soo Chung, Hyun Sub Park
  • Patent number: 8635636
    Abstract: An optical recording apparatus includes a traverse, a control circuit board, a shield substrate and an flexible flat cable (FFC). The traverse includes a spindle motor for rotating an optical disc and an optical pickup head for reading and/or writing the optical disc, the optical pickup head moves along a radial direction of the optical disc when reading and/or writing the optical disc. The FFC electrically connects the optical pickup head and the control circuit board and transmits signals between them, and a portion of the FFC adjacent to the second end is bent to facing the shield substrate. The shield substrate includes at least two limiting members, and the at least two limiting members are positioned at two opposite sides of the portion of the FFC facing the shield substrate to enable the portion of the FFC facing the shield substrate to move along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Hui Zhou, Hong Li, Hai-Tao Wang, Ren-Wen Wang
  • Publication number: 20130330963
    Abstract: A flat circuit connector includes a first connector which is resin molded at an end part of a flat circuit body and a second connector including a terminal. The first connector includes a block part made of resin and a flange part. The flange part is integrally formed at a rear side in a direction in which the block part is fitted. A projecting wall is provided on a surface of the flange part which is parallel to a main surface of the flat circuit body. The second connector includes a first peripheral wall with which the block part is fitted, and a second peripheral wall which is integrally formed at the rear side of the first peripheral wall. The second peripheral wall is formed with a cut part in which the projecting wall is fitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Miura
  • Publication number: 20130303018
    Abstract: A SATA connector assembly is provided with an insulating housing, a plurality of data and power terminals, a PCB and an FFC, wherein the data and power terminals inserted in the insulating housing, the PCB secured to the insulating housing, the FFC soldered on the PCB, the data and power terminals are electrically interconnected the FFC by the PCB. The provision of the unitary construction feature of FFC can save the production cost due to its eliminating cable management equipment and the step of cable managing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Bing Xu Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting-Chang Tseng, Wen-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 8556652
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) assembly including a plurality of FPCBs configured to be plugged into a single combination slot of a single connector, each of the FPCBs including a body, and a plug unit at an end portion of the body, wherein the plug units of the plurality of FPCBs are configured to be combinedly plugged together into the single combination slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Wook Kang, Hoe-Woo You
  • Patent number: 8529276
    Abstract: An electrical assembly combination comprises (a) a rigid assembly having a plurality of attachment element electrical contacts, (b) a flexible assembly having a plurality of flexible assembly electrical contacts, and (c) an intermediary device disposed between the rigid assembly and the flexible assembly. The intermediary device has connector electrical contacts including a first set exposed on a first base side and a second set exposed on a second base side. Each intermediary device electrical contact connects with an attachment element electrical contact or a flexible assembly electrical contact. Each attachment element electrical contacts is removably secured and electrically connected to the first set of intermediary device electrical contacts, and each of the flexible assembly electrical contacts is removably secured and electrically connected to the second set of intermediary device electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hi Rel Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Derick Esquivel, Willis Williams
  • Patent number: 8517759
    Abstract: Push-on friction fit connectors for LED light strips form continuous flexible ribbon light strips. The low voltage light strips are cut at contacts periodically exposed along the strips. Ends of the strips with exposed contacts are pushed into receivers. Bent inward wires make frictionally connect contacts at ends of the strips. Wires extending through edges of the receivers are soldered to exposed contacts on printed circuit boards on which the spaced receivers are mounted. Circuits with contacts on the boards are connected to wires extending from the spaced receivers. Tops and sides of the receivers and bottom edges of the circuit board are protected by two-part outer covers. The covers are bonded or sonically welded to the receivers and the circuit board, leaving only outer ends of the receivers and their openings exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Blue Sun Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Scott Brown
  • Publication number: 20130109225
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an outer housing having two side arms extended from two opposite lateral sides of a holder base thereof and defining with the holder base a sliding space, a movable inner housing movable in and out of the sliding space and having two upright sidewalls at two opposite lateral sides of a bottom panel thereof and defining with the bottom panel a mating space, mating contact pins mounted at the bottom panel of the movable inner housing and partially suspending in the mating space, and a flexible connection interface electrically connected with the mating contact pins and extending out of the movable inner housing and the outer housing for connection to an external transmission interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: SANTA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: SANTA ELECTRONICS INC.
  • Publication number: 20130089997
    Abstract: A power cable connector includes a housing having a mating end and a cable end. The housing has a chamber extending between the mating end and the cable end. The housing has an engagement feature configured to engage a socket connector extending from a substrate. A flat cable is received in the chamber. The flat cable extends from the cable end. The flat cable has a mating portion extending from the mating end. The mating portion is configured to be received in the socket connector such that the flat cable directly engages a power terminal of the socket connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: DAVID PATRICK ORRIS, DANIEL YI, RICHARD GRZYBOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20130052861
    Abstract: An FPC plug, which fits with another connector, comprises a substrate part, a conductive pattern on the surface of the substrate part, a cable part and a connecting part connected to an end of the cable part. The connecting part includes a protruding terminal engaging a terminal of the other connector. The terminal is formed integrally with, and protrudes from a surface of, the conductive pattern; and includes a base end part connected to the surface of the conductive pattern, an upper end part having a width at most equal to the width of the base end part, and a side surface part between the upper end and base end parts. The side surface part recedes toward the inner side in the width direction more than the base end and upper end parts, and includes a minimal point at which the width is at a minimum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Toshihiro Niitsu, Akira Sagayama, Hirokazu Suzuki, Osamu Matsuzaka, Yoshinobu Sato, Kota Sagayama, Nobuhide Morioka, Yusuke Shibata
  • Patent number: 8373664
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detecting a presence of a conductive object on a sensor array of a first circuit board using active electronic components of a second circuit board, which is coupled to the first circuit board. The apparatus may include a first circuit board, which includes a sensor array of sensor elements, and a second circuit board, coupled to the first circuit board, including sensing circuitry to measure capacitance on the sensor array of the first circuit board. The method may include measuring a capacitance on the sensor array using the active electronic components of the second circuit board, and processing the measured capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: David G. Wright
  • Publication number: 20130012056
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal connection device capable of suppressing deflection of a flexible integrated wiring. A terminal connection device for connecting a terminal portion of a flexible integrated wiring to a connector includes a first member having a mounting portion capable of mounting thereon the terminal portion, and an inclined portion formed in a rear end portion thereof located in an extending direction of the flexible integrated wiring; and a second member having a pressing portion formed so as to press the terminal portion, and a bending portion formed on a rear end portion located in the extending direction and formed along the inclined portion of the first member. The second member is formed so as to be attached to the first member in a state where the pressing portion presses the terminal portion and the bending portion bends the flexible integrated wiring along the inclined portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 8313342
    Abstract: Disclosed is a structure of electromagnetic wave resistant connector for flexible flat cable. A flexible flat cable defines an insertion device mounting section to which an insertion device is mounted. The insertion device includes a metal member that is at least partly formed of a metal material. The flexible flat cable forms thereon conductive traces on which an insulation layer is provided. The insulation layer has a surface, which forms, in at least a portion thereof, a conductive shielding layer. The conductive shielding layer extends to the insertion device mounting section, so that when the insertion device is mounted to the insertion device mounting section, electrical connection is formed between the metal member of the insertion device and the conductive shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Flexible Circuits Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gwun-Jin Lin, Kuo-Fu Su, Chih-Heng Chuo
  • Patent number: 8308503
    Abstract: A flat cable includes a plurality of conductors arranged in parallel and exposed at both end portions in a longitudinal direction thereof, an insulation film covering the plurality of conductors except the exposed both end portions, and a reinforcing member that covers the plurality of conductors along a width direction of the plurality of conductors, is provided on a surface of the insulation film in a part of a region including an edge of the insulation film, and includes a metal plate and an insulative covering layer for covering the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yaguchi, Takumi Kobayashi, Kenichi Murakami, Hiroaki Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8287303
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flat signal transmission cable with bundling structure, including at least one flexible circuit. The flexible circuit includes a plurality of clustered flat cable components that are formed by slitting in a direction parallel to extension direction of the flexible circuit to impose free and independent flexibility for bending to each clustered flat cable component. At least one bundling structure is formed on a lateral side edge of a predetermined clustered flat cable component of the cluster section of the flexible circuit. The bundling structure forms a fastening section. When the clustered flat cable components of the cluster section of the flexible circuit are stacked to form a bundled structure, the bundling structure bundles the plurality of clustered flat cable components and is secured by being fastened by the fastening section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Flexible Circuits Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Heng Chuo, Gwun-Jin Lin, Kuo-Fu Su
  • Patent number: 8282412
    Abstract: A flat cable includes a plurality of conductors arranged in parallel, an insulating member covering the plurality of conductors, a first reinforcing member on a surface of an end portion of the insulating member, and a second reinforcing member on an opposite side of the first reinforcing member across the conductor and the insulating member. The first reinforcing member includes a reinforcing metal plate including an end portion bent toward the second reinforcing member, a covering member covering at least a portion of a periphery of the reinforcing metal plate, and an adhesive interposed between the reinforcing metal plate and the covering member and between the covering member and the insulating member to bond the reinforcing metal plate to the covering member and the covering member to the insulating member. The second reinforcing member has a rigidity greater than that of the covering member of the first reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yaguchi, Takumi Kobayashi, Kenichi Murakami, Hiroaki Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20120225579
    Abstract: To provide a connector capable of assuring contact pressure between a terminal and a flat cable without disposing a metal beam supporting an actuator. In the connector of the Present Application, a housing has a convexity-opposing a terminal, and an actuator has a concavity mating with the convexity. An axle disposed in the concavity is inserted into a bearing disposed on the convexity. The actuator has a cam fitting between the convexity and the terminal, and is disposed so as to be able to turn between a sandwiched position at which a flat cable is sandwiched between the cam and the terminal and a release position at which the sandwiching is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yazuaki Kobayashi, Shinsuke Kunishi
  • Patent number: 8242374
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible-circuit-board cable having a positioning structure. A connection zone is defined in a free end of the flexible-circuit-board cable and is provided with a plurality of conductive contacts. The connection zone has a first surface on which at least one projection section is formed and a second surface. A shielding layer overlaps the projection section and a portion of the first surface. The second surface of the connection zone is also bonded to a shielding layer. When the connection zone of the flexible-circuit-board cable is inserted into an insertion space defined in a connector, the first and second local zones of the connection zone formed by the shielding layers and the projection section are put into engagement with and thus positioned and retained by walls on opposite sides of the insertion space of the connector to thereby fix within the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Flexible Circuits Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Heng Chuo, Kuo-Fu Su
  • Publication number: 20120182483
    Abstract: A flat cable for connecting a plurality of devices includes a plurality of signal lines which are divided into a plurality of signal groups, wherein at least a part of the signal groups are separated by a separating section; and a plurality of connectors which are respectively provided at opposite ends of the plurality of signal lines and respectively connectable to the plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tai-hung KIM