Including Or For Use With Tape Cable Patents (Class 439/492)
  • Patent number: 8202111
    Abstract: A connector with which a cable assembly with suppressed generation of a noise during high-speed signal transmission can be formed, and a cable assembly using the connector. The connector includes: a substrate; multiple signal terminals provided parallel to each other on one surface of the substrate; and a ground layer provided on another surface of the substrate Each of the signal terminals and the ground layer are disposed in such a manner that at least a portion of the ground layer and at least a portion of each of the signal terminals are superposed on each other with the substrate therebetween. Multiple holes are formed in the portion of the ground layer superposed on each of the signal terminals. A largest diameter of each of the holes is smaller than a distance between the centers of the signal terminals adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Kojima
  • Publication number: 20120149235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a detachment and displacement protection structure for insertion of flexible circuit flat cable. An inserter positioning section is formed on a flexible circuit flat cable and coupled with an inserter, which includes a metal member and a plastic member. In assembling, the plastic member is first positioned on a first surface of the inserter positioning section of the flexible circuit flat cable, and then the metal member is fit over the plastic member. A detachment and displacement protection structure is provided on the inserter positioning section to constrain the inserter from displacing and detaching in a flat cable extension direction due to being acted upon by an external force when the inserter is positioned on the inserter positioning section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: ADVANCED FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KUO-FU SU, GWUN-JIN LIN
  • Publication number: 20120100749
    Abstract: A connector and a connecting structure of a flexible flat cable are provided. The connector includes a main body, an electrical terminal and a cover plate. The main body has a sidewall and a boss. The sidewall and the boss define a groove therebetween. The electrical terminal is in a bent shape. One end of the electrical terminal is disposed on the boss. The cover plate has a cover portion and an engaging portion. The cover portion covers on the boss. The engaging portion is inserted into the groove of the main body. The electrical terminal is partially located between the boss and the cover plate. The present invention further provides the connecting structure of a flexible flat cable. The advantage of the present invention is that: by disposing the groove on the main body, the cover plate is inserted into the groove for engaging the flexible flat cable connected to the connector, thereby preventing the flexible flat cable from releasing from connector to increasing the mounting reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengming He, Yanxue Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120100750
    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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Nomura, Goro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120077371
    Abstract: Methods and systems for forming discrete wire ribbon cables for use in electronic networks are provided. In some embodiments, the organizer may include an upper bracket and a lower bracket. The lower bracket may be configured to mate with the upper bracket. The upper bracket and the lower bracket may combine to define a plurality of holes. The plurality of holes may be sized to at least partially enclose a set of discrete conductors. Each of the set of discrete conductors may be individually insulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Martin G. Fix, Jayson K. Bopp
  • Publication number: 20120045929
    Abstract: A PALS compliant routing system includes flexible fabric cabling routed through the webbing of a PALS grid. A first connector or device is coupled to the cabling. Other connectors coupled to the cabling subsystem include a retention mechanism configured to retain them in the channels of the PALS webbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Streeter, Brian Farrell
  • Publication number: 20120034815
    Abstract: A connector is provided in which the number of components required for connecting operation can be reduced, and the manufacturing cost and weight thereof can be reduced. A connector housing 11 has an opening portion 11A that accommodates a mating connector when the connector is engaged with the mating connector. The connector housing 11 supports a flat cable 40 so that one end of the flat cable where the conductors 41 are exposed by removing the insulating sheath is arranged at the opening portion 11A. At least one of the conductors 41 exposed at the one end of the flat cable 40 is brought into contact with a terminal of the mating connector when the connector is engaged with the mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Nomura, Goro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8083541
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flat cable connection wire assembly including a flexible flat cable and a connector, and the flexible flat cable includes a plurality of core wires, and the connector includes a plastic body and a plurality of terminals for an electric connection. The plastic body includes a plurality of slots arranged with a specific interval apart from one another and disposed at an end of the flexible flat cable for positioning each terminal, such that a specific interval is formed between terminals and provided for soldering each core wire with each terminal in the slot, while coupling with the connector. The invention provides a more secured and reliable structure of the flat cable connection wire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Tennrich International Corp.
    Inventor: Shih-Kun Yeh
  • Publication number: 20110312213
    Abstract: A flat cable wiring structure includes a cable main body and a reinforcement piece. The cable main body includes conductors and an insulating film covering the conductors, and is configured to be wired near portions of a wiring board where leg portion of an electrical component protrudes from a surface of the wiring board. The reinforcement piece is superimposed on a partitioned area of an outer surface of the insulating film. The partitioned area is an area where the outer surface of the insulating film comes into contact with the leg portion in a case where the outer surface of the insulating film comes into contact with the leg portion due to a deformation of the cable main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Akifumi ARAI
  • Patent number: 8072709
    Abstract: A flex cable for a head stack assembly of a hard disk drive comprises a base film, a first adhesive layer coupled with the base film, and at least one interrogation trace and at least one signal trace coupled with the first adhesive layer. The interrogation trace is configured to be probed to measure a deterioration of electrical conductivity. The flex cable has a second adhesive layer that is coupled with the interrogation trace, the signal trace, and the first adhesive layer. The flex cable comprises a cover film coupled with the second adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Edgar D. Rothenberg, Jr-Yi Shen
  • Publication number: 20110294341
    Abstract: A low profile flat printed circuit connector has a plurality of terminals supported along a support bar. The terminals are spaced apart from each other and extend lengthwise in a connector housing. The terminals have body portions that engage the support bar and body portions that extend forwardly thereof. Contact portions are joined to the body portions and extend rearwardly and terminate in free ends so that they form a series of cantilevered contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masanori Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20110275238
    Abstract: An engaged protrusion is formed in a flat cable connected to a connector. The housing of the connector has an engaging protrusion rising in front of the position in which the engaged protruding portion is arranged when the flat cable is connected. A reinforced metal fitting has a reinforced protrusion raised along the engaging protrusion. The rear surface of the engaging protrusion is positioned to the rear of the rear surface of the reinforced protrusion. The rear surface of the reinforced protrusion is formed so as to extend upward and forward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Hideki Iijima, Naoya Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8029314
    Abstract: A connector is adapted to mount a FPC board. The connector includes a base and a cover. The base includes an opening and a first connecting portion located at two sides of the opening. The cover is pivotally connected to the base, and includes a second connecting portion, wherein when the cover is turned and then the second connecting portion is engaged with the first connecting portion, there is an accommodating space formed between the cover and the opening of the base for accommodating the FPC board, and the first and second connecting portions are adjacent to the position portion, whereby the position portion cannot escape from the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hannstar Display Corp.
    Inventor: Ying Che Huang
  • Publication number: 20110195599
    Abstract: A flat restorable cable has a cable body and two connectors. The cable body is wound to have a spirally wound form. The cable body is extended by pulling two ends of the cable, and restores back to the original spirally wound form once either end of the cable is released. The two connectors are securely mounted to respective ends of the cable body and used to respectively connect with two external compatible interfaces. As a result of less part required, compact size and thin thickness, the flat restorable cable addresses an inexpensive and portable solution to connect two electronic devices over a short distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: CYBER POWER SYSTEM INC.
    Inventors: Lien-Hsun HO, Hsiung-Kuei CHENG
  • Publication number: 20110189884
    Abstract: A cable assembly (1000) includes an insulative housing (11); a cable (14) having a plurality of wires (141) arranged in a row along a horizontal direction; a plurality of contacts (13) mounted to the insulative housing, and each of the contacts having a main portion (132), a mating portion (131) extending forwardly from the main portion and a tail portion (133) extending rearwardly from the main portion, the tail portion having a taper end inserted into a corresponding wire along an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: PING-SHENG SU, HONG-LEI FAN, XIAO-GANG WU, LI-BING CHEN
  • Publication number: 20110159724
    Abstract: A wire insertion and connection structure includes a plurality of wires that extends in a substantially parallel manner. Each wire includes a conductor and an insulation layer enclosing the conductor. Each wire has an end forming an insertion end, and each conductor has a portion exposed outside the respective insertion end to form a conductive engagement section. The insertion ends of the wires are coupled to an insertion assisting unit. The insertion assisting unit forms a plurality of positioning slots, which is distributed in a surface of the insertion assisting unit in a substantially parallel manner and spaced from each other by insulation sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: ADVANCED FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: GWUN-JIN LIN, KUO-FU SU, CHIH-HENG CHUO
  • Publication number: 20110151709
    Abstract: A cable which is provided so as to surround an outer surface of a conductor by an insulator, which is planar and which is divided into one surface and the other surface, includes a first terminal portion that is formed by at least a portion of the conductor being exposed to the one surface, and a second terminal portion that is extended from the first terminal portion and is formed by at least a portion of the conductor being exposed to the other surface. A cable connector according to another embodiment comprises a plurality of contact protrusions where come into contact with a planar cable, and at least one of the contact protrusions has a protruding length different from a protruding length of one of other contact protrusions. Accordingly, it is possible to notably reduce a possibility of poor connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Ho KIM
  • Publication number: 20110143582
    Abstract: In a display device forming a board for mounting a connector which allows inputting of video data thereon and a board for mounting a display control circuit to be connected to the connector thereon on a surface of a display module opposite to an observation side, the board for mounting the connector thereon and the board for mounting the display control circuit thereon are physically separated from each other and, further, an area of the board for mounting the display control circuit thereon is set smaller than an area of the board for mounting the connector thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Imajo, Kazuhiko Yanagawa
  • Publication number: 20110136355
    Abstract: A system including a flexible mount that can be coupled to a computing device. A port can be attached to the flexible mount. The flexible mount can conform to the chassis of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Delpier, Dustin L. Hoffman, Peter M. On
  • Publication number: 20110122323
    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: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tai-hung KIM
  • Publication number: 20110086541
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprising a housing provided with an opening through which an FPC is inserted into the housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the housing for coming into contact with signal connecting terminals on the FPC inserted in the housing, and a conductive shell mounted on the housing and provided therein with a holding member operative to hold the FPC inserted in the housing and a releasing member extending from the holding member to be operative to release the FPC from holding by the holding member, wherein the holding member includes an engaging projection for engaging with an engaging edged portion provided on the FPC inserted in the housing and the releasing member includes a handle portion positioned on the outside of the housing to be handled for causing the engaging projection of the holding member to disengage from the engaging edged portion on the FPC inserted in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: I-PEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshimitsu HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20110076864
    Abstract: A connector and a display apparatus having the same. The connector receives a flexible substrate to transfer signals from the flexible substrate to an external device. The connector includes a housing, a first support part, and a second support part. The housing has a receiving space to receive the flexible substrate. The first support part has a first concave-convex part protruding toward the receiving space. The second support part has a second concave-convex part protruding toward the first concave-convex part. Concave and convex parts of the first concave-convex part convex and concave parts of the second concave-convex part engage the flexible substrate to fix the flexible substrate, and at least one of the first and second support parts electrically contacts the flexible substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Joo-Yeon WON, YongSoon LEE, OckJin KIM, Sang-Gon LEE, Seunghwan MOON
  • Patent number: 7914322
    Abstract: A cable connector includes an insulative housing defining a mounting chamber, a bottom surface positioned at the bottom of mounting chamber and a number of longitudinal ribs formed on the bottom surface while extending upwardly beyond the bottom surface. Multiple contacts are fixed in the insulative housing and include a number of soldering tails under an arrangement that each adjacent two soldering tails are separated by one of the ribs. A space between adjacent edges of the adjacent two soldering tails is much bigger than a width of the corresponding rib which is located between the adjacent two soldering tails for preventing short circuit of the soldering tails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Pei-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 7892019
    Abstract: A SAS panel mount cable assembly for providing access of target hard-drive resources to an initiator-host includes an initiator-side connector, two target-side connectors, and a wire-harness. Each of the two target-side connectors includes a power-link portion, a signal-link portion, an interface separating the power-link portion and the signal-link portion, and a plurality of LEDs for indicating activity and fault-detection. A plurality of power-wires electrically connects the wire-harness to the power-link portions of the two target-side connectors, and two signal-link cables connect the initiator-side connector to the signal-link portions of the two target-side connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Rao, Alan L. Winick, Gurpreet S. Dayal
  • Publication number: 20110034069
    Abstract: An electronic guitar harness component connector uses ribbon cables and circuit boards to interconnect electronic components in an electric guitar harness. The use of ribbon cables and circuit boards to interconnect electronic components in the harness solves the problem of hand-soldered joints of discrete wires. It eliminates the need for the hand-soldered joints of discrete wires, and multiple wires. Discrete wires are replaced with a single ribbon cable and/or circuit boards to interconnect electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventor: Bruce Ledley Jacob
  • Patent number: 7883359
    Abstract: A waterproof connector for a flexible substrate includes: a flexible substrate which includes an insulating film with a conductive pattern formed thereon; a connection terminal joined to the conductive pattern at a terminal section of the flexible substrate; a housing which accommodates the connection terminal; a retainer which includes a vertically assembled pair of members, a forward end thereof holding the connecting section of the conductive pattern and the connection terminal and a rear end thereof surrounding the flexible substrate; a hot-melt adhesive provided on an inner circumference of the retainer at non-joint areas with the flexible substrate and provided on an outer circumference of the retainer so as to make the flexible substrate and the retainer adhere closely to each other; engaging member provided in the outer circumference of the retainer; and receiving member provided in the housing. The engaging member and the receiving member are engaged together to fix the retainer and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Osaki, Yuji Ishitani, Masahiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20110028030
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector includes a base and at least one adaptor. The base is provided with at least one first assembling port and an insertion port. An insertion slot is provided between the first assembling port and the insertion port. The insertion slot has a plurality of insertion holes. Each of the plurality of insertion holes is provided with an electrical-conductive pin extending into the insertion port. The adaptor has a rear end with an insertion pin and a front end with a connecting port. The connecting port has a tongue therein. The tongue is provided with a plurality of electrical-conductive terminals. One end of each of the electrical-conductive terminals is electrically connected with the insertion pin. The adaptor is assembled in the first assembling port. The insertion pin is inserted into and electrically connected to the insertion slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Nai-Chien CHANG
  • Publication number: 20110006800
    Abstract: A cartridge, including a cartridge frame, formations on the cartridge frame for mounting the cartridge frame in a fixed position to an apparatus frame, a contactor support structure, a contactor interface on the contactor support structure, a plurality of terminals, held by the contactor support structure, for contacting contacts on a device, and a plurality of conductors, held by the contactor support structure, connecting the interface to the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: AEHR TEST SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Scott E. Lindsey, Jovan Jovanovic, David S. Hendrickson, Donald P. Richmond, II
  • Patent number: 7862370
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, a flexible circuit board, a terminal and a pressing element. The flexible circuit board, two sides of which are formed respectively with a latching part, is electrically connected with the connector. The terminal includes a movable arm and a fixed arm which are extended toward a same direction and parallel provided. An end of the movable arm is a pushing part, and the other end is a pushed part. The fixed arm is fixed by using the housing and includes a snap part close to the pushing part. The pressing element has an abutting part to push the pushed part. Accordingly, when the pressing element is acted upon by a displacement operation to displace toward a pre-determined direction, the snap part of the fixed arm is engaged into the latching part of the flexible circuit board which is therefore effectively fixed at the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Taiwan Suncagey Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 7837497
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a connector, and a flexible printed wiring board having a board main body provided with a first surface with a conductor provided thereon, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a front end contacting the connector, and a reinforcing plate contacting the second surface at the front end to reinforce the board main body. A projection is provided on the connector in contact with the flexible wiring board. The reinforcing plate includes a recess portion in which the projection is fitted. The recess portion has a space increased in size toward and opening to an end face of the reinforcing plate corresponding to the front end, and an opening provided in the end face and communicating with the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsuo, Tsuyoshi Kozai
  • Publication number: 20100279541
    Abstract: A waterproof connector for a flexible substrate includes: a flexible substrate which includes an insulating film with a conductive pattern formed thereon; a connection terminal joined to the conductive pattern at a terminal section of the flexible substrate; a housing which accommodates the connection terminal; a retainer which includes a vertically assembled pair of members, a forward end thereof holding the connecting section of the conductive pattern and the connection terminal and a rear end thereof surrounding the flexible substrate; a hot-melt adhesive provided on an inner circumference of the retainer at non-joint areas with the flexible substrate and provided on an outer circumference of the retainer so as to make the flexible substrate and the retainer adhere closely to each other; engaging member provided in the outer circumference of the retainer; and receiving member provided in the housing. The engaging member and the receiving member are engaged together to fix the retainer and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Osaki, Yuji Ishitani, Masahiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20100273348
    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: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Chih-Heng Chuo, Gwun-Jin Lin, Kuo-Fu Su
  • Publication number: 20100261375
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a flat conductor that has a novel positioning and retaining structure is disclosed. The electrical connector comprises a housing, a pressure member and a plurality of conductive terminals spaced with a certain interval and planted onto the housing. The electrical connector is characterized in a pair of prominences internally molded at two sides of a lower surface of the pressure member, and another pair of protrusions internally molded at two inner lateral walls of the housing near a front edge of the housing, namely the edge receiving the flat conductor. Thereby, when the flat conductor is inserted into the electrical connector, the flat conductor is firstly positioned by the protrusions of the housing, and then when the pressure member is closed to the housing, the flat conductor is engaged with the prominences of the pressure member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Shing-Sheng Wang, Yen-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 7803009
    Abstract: A plug connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) including a base portion (10) and a mating portion (12) extending from the base portion in a first mating direction, a number of contacts (2) received in the insulative housing, a circuit board (6) with a plurality of through holes (620) therein, and a number of wires (3) comprising a number of signal wires (31) and a number of power wires (32) respectively electrically connecting with the contacts. The contacts comprise a number of signal contacts (23) and a number of power contacts (21), the signal contacts are soldered with the circuit board. The signal wires are flatly soldered on the circuit board, the power wires are soldered with the contacts directly or electrically connected with the contacts by the circuit board. The signal wires are arranged to extend laterally along a second direction perpendicular to a first mating direction, the power wires are arranged to extend along a third direction perpendicular to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Hong-Lei Fan
  • Publication number: 20100240248
    Abstract: A three-dimensional connector, which is used by a coordinate input device of a touch pad, has a flat conductor cable with an end being connected to the touch pad and another end forming a soldered conductive contact head perpendicular to the flat conductor cable to pass through a support to shorten a length of said conductor cable and enhance electro-conductibility of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SUPER ELITE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: CHIH-CHENG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20100240247
    Abstract: A three-dimensional connector, which is used by a coordinate input device of a touch pad has a flat conductor cable with an end being connected to the touch pad and another end having multiple conductive lines. Each of the conductive lines is attached with a vertical guiding conductor pin. The guide conductor pin has a head section to press-fit with the flat conductor cable, and extends through a support to transmit electronic signals in a direction perpendicular to said flat conductor cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SUPER ELITE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Chih-Cheng CHEN
  • Publication number: 20100210136
    Abstract: A holder is capable of providing flexible support for the connector of a flexible printed circuit board, and has particular applicability for battery recharging cradles for a mobile computing device or hand-held scanner. The holder comprises a receptacle having a rear wall and two side walls, along with protrusions to slidably retain the connector therein. The rear wall connects, using a radiused bend, to a connecting wall, which may form an acute angle relative to the rear wall, and which may neck down to improve rotational capability. The connecting wall transitions, using a radiused bend, to a transverse wall, and from its ends are two cantilever straps extending towards the receptacle, and thereby forming an acute angle relative to the connecting wall. An upward protruding boss on the end of each strap aids translational and rotational flexibility, where the holder is mounted to a surface using orifices in the bosses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Wang Shyun Long
  • Patent number: 7766680
    Abstract: A connector device to be used with a flexible printed circuit board including a connector. The flexible printed circuit board has on its front and rear surfaces ground patterns, signal patterns and phase inversion signal patterns arranged such that the signal pattern and the phase inversion signal pattern are arranged between the two ground patterns, and has a ground layer between the front and rear surfaces and exposed portions located at predetermined positions and reaching the ground layer. The connector has first and second contacts of two kinds. The first and second contacts are arranged in one and the same inserting hole of the housing such that their contact portions are opposite to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: DDK Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Suzuki, Osamu Koyasu
  • Publication number: 20100112850
    Abstract: A SAS panel mount cable assembly for providing access of target hard-drive resources to an initiator-host includes an initiator-side connector, two target-side connectors, and a wire-harness. Each of the two target-side connectors includes a power-link portion, a signal-link portion, an interface separating the power-link portion and the signal-link portion, and a plurality of LEDs for indicating activity and fault-detection. A plurality of power-wires electrically connects the wire-harness to the power-link portions of the two target-side connectors, and two signal-link cables connect the initiator-side connector to the signal-link portions of the two target-side connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Rao, Alan L. Winick, Gurpreet S. Dayal
  • Patent number: 7708587
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) includes at least two connectors (10, 20), each connector including an insulated housing (11) and a plurality of power contacts (115) supported by the insulated housing; two printed circuit boards (12, 22) respectively disposed rearward of the two connectors, and tail portions of the power contacts respectively soldered to the two printed circuit boards; and a plurality of power wires (14, 24) including one set of the power wires each having two opposite ends soldered to the two printed circuit board to connected the two connector (10, 20) together and the other set of power wires soldered to one of the two printed circuit board and further adapted for coupling to a power source such that the two connectors are capable of being powered by same power transmitting lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7708588
    Abstract: An electrical connector capable of being connected with a FPCB and a PCB stably, includes an insulating housing defining a receiving space at a top portion thereof. A plurality of terminals is received in the insulating housing and each terminal has a contacting portion projecting into the receiving space for being connected with the FPCB. A reinforcement board is received in the receiving space for being fastened together with the FPCB. A slide cover slidably covers on the insulating housing and presses against the reinforcement board. When the electrical connector is soldered to the PCB, the FPCB is electrically connected with the PCB stably for the slider cover pressing against the reinforcement board to make the FPCB connected with the terminals steadily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin-Ta Chen
  • Patent number: 7695295
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for mounting on a printed circuit board and for terminating a flat electrical circuit. The connector includes a dielectric housing for mounting on a printed circuit board and having an opening at a front portion thereof for receiving an end of the flat circuit. A mounting slot is provided at the front portion of the housing. A plurality of terminals are mounted on the housing and are spaced along the opening. A grounding retention member is mounted at the front of the housing and includes a locking portion, a grounding portion and a terminal portion. The locking portion is insertable into the mounting slot at the front portion of the housing. The grounding portion secures the connector to a ground circuit on the printed circuit board. The terminal portion engages a ground conductor on the flat circuit inserted into the opening at the front of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Takuji Hanyu
  • Publication number: 20100018746
    Abstract: A multi conductor flat type cable, which is intended for connecting a portable electric power tool to a stationary power supply and operation control unit, has a connector plug (18) attached to its one end, wherein the cable (10) has a twisted shape section (A) adjacent the connector plug (18) for facilitating universal bending of the cable (10). The twisted section (A) is provided with a transition sleeve (16) with a cylindrical portion (17) at the connector plug end and two tapering tongues (20, 21) extending along the cable (10) over at least a part of the twisted section (A), wherein the cable (10) is adapted to the cylindrical shape of the connector plug (18) and strengthened against too close bending in the twisted section (A). The transition sleeve (16) is moulded onto the cable (10) in a first manufacturing step, and in a second step the cable (10) together with the transition sleeve (16) are heated to a certain temperature and twisted to assume the twisted shape in the section (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Atlas Copco Tools AB
    Inventor: Karl Johan Lars Elsmark
  • Patent number: 7648377
    Abstract: In a connector to be connected to a connection object, a housing holds at least one contact to be contacted with the connection object and a switch for detecting whether the connection object is in a connected state or an unconnected state. The switch includes a first conductive member and a second conductive member. The first conductive member includes a first spring portion which is elastically deformable and extends in a first direction to have a free end, a conductive member abutting portion which is formed at the free end of the first spring portion and adapted to the abutted to the connection object in the connected state in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and a first contact point which is connected to the first spring portion. The second conductive member includes a second contact point faced to the first contact point in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takeharu Naito, Takaaki Kudo
  • Patent number: 7641480
    Abstract: A connector assembly is disclosed for coupling a signal wire bundle from a controller console to a hand-operated catheter assembly. The connector includes a female connector component having a cylindrical cavity, wire fingers disposed within the cylindrical cavity, a guide peg disposed on a surface of the cylindrical cavity at a point proximate an opening of the cylindrical cavity, and a central pin disposed on a base surface at a closed end of the cylindrical cavity. The connector also includes a male connector component having a substantially cylindrical shape having a non-uniform transverse cross-section radius. The male connector component comprises a set of signal leads disposed along arcs of a cylindrical surface of the male connector, a slot defined within the male connector's surface is arranged to accept the guide peg of the female connector component and constrain the relative positions of the male connector and female connector during engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Volcano Corporation
    Inventors: Norman H. Hossack, Stephen Davies
  • Patent number: 7637763
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing defining a mouth in a rear thereof, a plurality of terminals disposed in the insulating housing, an actuator rotatably mounted to the mouth of the insulating housing and defining two pilot portions rotatably mounted in two opposite ends of the insulating housing respectively, and at least two support members positioned in the two opposite ends of the insulating housing respectively. Each of the support members defines an elastic portion, wherein the elastic portions abut against the corresponding pilot portions of the actuator when the actuator is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Chi Peng
  • Patent number: 7609510
    Abstract: The electronic apparatus includes: a housing having an opening in which a unit is inserted; a wiring member that extends under the inserted unit in the direction across insertion direction of the unit; and a sheet that extends under and over the wiring member so as to wrap the wiring member by being folded at a portion of the sheet close to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Ikki Tatsukami, Shirou Kondou, Yutaka Sato, Hideaki Kamikakoi, Daisuke Mihara
  • Patent number: 7594817
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electrical connector for a printed circuit board includes a body having a fixation portion for affixing the connector to an associated printed circuit board. The fixation portion includes a first side formed between a second and third side. A first tab member extends from the first side, wherein the first tab member is configured to exert a compressive force on an associated flex connector to securely hold the associated flex connector between the first tab member and the associated printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Magnus Karl Per Wahlberg, John Tore Lennart Ledin
  • Publication number: 20090176403
    Abstract: A cable assembly in accordance with the present invention comprises an insulative housing defining a supporting portion with an upper surface and a pair of fixing portions disposed at two sides of the supporting portion with a top surface higher than the upper surface, and a receiving space defined by the supporting portion and the pair of fixing portions; a flexible flat cable supported by the supporting portion of the insulative housing and received into the receiving space; an upper shell assembled to the insualtive housing and defining a main body portion covering to the flexible flat cable and a pair of positioning portions respectively attached to the pair fixing portions thereof, the upper shell having a recessed main body portion relative to the pair of fixing portions and received into the receiving space; and a pair of latch members respectively mounted on the pair of fixing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Guo-Hua Yang, David Ko, Su-Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 7544087
    Abstract: An electronic device interconnect system includes a connector member includes a plurality of connector pins configured to be communicatively coupled to a plurality of respective contact pads of a cable, at least one of the plurality of connector pins having a plurality of spaced apart connector elements, each of the connector elements configured to engage the respective contact pad corresponding to its connector pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven S. Homer, Earl W. Moore, Hugh D. Waddell