Including Or For Use With Tape Cable Patents (Class 439/492)
  • Patent number: 7540762
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulating housing (10) defining a receiving space (12) for receiving a sheet-like connection member. A plurality of conductive terminals (20) each defines a contacting portion (241, 251) projecting to the receiving space. A slider (40) includes a tongue portion (43) to be movable inserted into the receiving space (12) and urging the sheet-like connection member to engage with the contacting portions. The tongue portion has a first portion (431) and a second portion (43) in an inserting direction thereof, and the second portion (43) is shorter than the first portion (431) in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the inserting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Han Lin, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Publication number: 20090130895
    Abstract: A connector includes contacts each having a contact portion, an elastic portion and a fulcrum portion between the contact portion and a connection portion, and a pressure receiving portion; a housing fixing the contacts; and a slider having urging portions pivotally moved between the connection and pressure receiving portions of the contacts to urging the contact portions against the circuit board, thereby achieving reliable connection and miniaturization of the connector. In an aspect, the housing is formed on the side of a board insertion opening with a recessed portion for conducting the board. In another aspect, the contact includes upper and lower contact portions one above the other arranged alternately staggered so as to be connected to a circuit board having contact portions alternately staggered, so that no defective connection occurs, even if the circuit board is inserted erroneously upside down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Masayuki Suzuki, Jun-ichi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20090088012
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a connector device includes a flexible cable, a housing, a containing portion, a wall portion, and a leaf spring. The containing portion is formed inside the housing, and a terminal of a counter connector device is inserted to the containing portion. The wall portion is opposed to the flexible cable, and forms one surface of the containing portion. The leaf spring is provided inside the containing portion, and adhered to a surface of the flexible cable reverse to a surface in which a conductor portion of the flexible cable is exposed. The leaf spring urges the flexible cable toward the wall portion to hold the terminal with the wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Toshiki Oooka
  • Patent number: 7510424
    Abstract: A low insertion force connector coupling apparatus includes a low insertion force connector body. A cable channel is defined by the low insertion force connector body. A plurality of low insertion force connector contact members are located on the low insertion force connector body adjacent to the cable channel. A cable securing member is located adjacent the cable channel and is operable to engage a cable coupling member on a cable such that a plurality of flat flexible cable contact members on the cable may not be disengaged from the plurality of low insertion force connector contact members without disengagement of the first cable securing member and the cable coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin Mundt
  • Patent number: 7509508
    Abstract: A signal transmission apparatus for external electronic devices is located on and coupled with a power supply. One end of the signal transmission apparatus that is coupled with the power supply is connected to a control signal input and output unit through a signal transmission line. The opposite end has a plug to connect to an external electronic device. Through the line integration of the signal transmission apparatus, an electric and signal transmission line can be directly connected to the external electronic device to provide required electricity and control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Topower Computer Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 7497695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection structure for a printed wiring board to be electrically connected to a FPC. The FPC has an elongated substrate, and plural conductors are laminated on a surface of the substrate for extending along an axial direction of the substrate. The printed wiring board has an insertion opening provided at an edge surface for being inserted by a top end portion of the FPC, and plural line connecting terminals formed on an internal wall surface of the insertion opening. The top end portion of the FPC has a slider including plural elastic deformable first contacts, and a first housing for holding the plurality of contacts. The FPC is inserted into the insertion opening of the printed wiring board such that one end of the first contact presses the conductor and the other end of the first contact presses the line connecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Uchida, Hiroshi Yamane, Akihito Funakoshi, Kazuto Miura
  • Patent number: 7481668
    Abstract: A flat cable connector includes an insulating base. Both ends of the insulating base have a protruding buckling end respectively. The buckling ends on both ends and a plate body of the insulating base form an accommodating space for accommodating the flat cable therein. The insulating base is provided thereon with a plurality of penetrating holes for penetrating the plate body. Both surfaces of the insulating base are connected with an upper conductive cover and a lower conductive cover respectively. The upper conductive cover and the lower conductive cover are provided with a plurality of fixing terminals. After the upper conductive cover is connected with the insulating base, the fixing terminals of the upper conductive cover abut against the flat cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Jess-Link Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Chih Chiang
  • Publication number: 20090023324
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a locking structure of a flexible board, which combines a reliable locking of and a smooth removal of the flexible board inserted to the Non-ZIF type connector, does not widen the width of the flexible board, and thereby does not increase the occupied mounting area of the connector, and furthermore does not compromise one-action insertion and removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: TAIKO DENKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Koike, Masato Takai, Ken Minagawa, Shigeru Mitsuzuka
  • Patent number: 7479018
    Abstract: An electronic component assembly including an electrical connector and an electronic subassembly. The electrical connector has a housing with a receiving area, electrical contacts connected to the housing, and fusible elements. The electrical contacts include first electrical connection sections in the receiving area and second electrical connection sections proximate a first exterior side of the housing. The fusible elements are connected to the second electrical connection sections. The electronic subassembly includes a printed wiring assembly and electronic components connected to opposite sides of the printed wiring assembly. The printed wiring assembly includes a relatively rigid section with the electronic components connected thereto and a flex cable forming deflectable lateral side sections with contact areas contacting the first electrical connector sections of the electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tero Kalevi Karkkainen, Kalle Salokannel
  • Publication number: 20090011634
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a flat conductive member includes a housing with an opening portion, a plurality of terminals each having a contact portion, and a pressing member movable between an open position and a closed position. A sucking surface is formed on the pressing member, so that a suction device sucks the sucking surface. The pressing member has a shaft portion including a guided portion and an abutting portion with a supported surface. Each of the terminals has a guide portion and a supporting portion. The guide portion guides the guided portion. The supporting portion supports the supported surface when the pressing member is situated at the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Hidehiro Tsukumo
  • Publication number: 20080305677
    Abstract: An electric connector enabling multipolarization increasing the number of contact pieces by reducing a pressing force with which the contact pieces act on an actuator when the actuator is opened, including the actuator, the contact pieces, and a casing. The actuator includes an actuator body part and an actuator operation part. Each of the contact pieces comprises includes a top part beam, a contact beam, and a fixed base part beam. The contact beam and the top beam are formed in cantilever configurations. The contact beam opens the actuator so as to be pushed up when the actuator operation part touches near the free end of the contact beam to act a pressing force in one direction on the actuator operation part. The top part is pushed up when the actuator body part touches near the free end of the top beam to act a pressing force in the other direction facing the opposite direction of the pressing force to one direction of the contact beam on the actuator body part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Masahiro Koga
  • Publication number: 20080305678
    Abstract: A flat cable connector includes an insulating base. Both ends of the insulating base have a protruding buckling end respectively. The buckling ends on both ends and a plate body of the insulating base form an accommodating space for accommodating the flat cable therein. The insulating base is provided thereon with a plurality of penetrating holes for penetrating the plate body. Both surfaces of the insulating base are connected with an upper conductive cover and a lower conductive cover respectively. The upper conductive cover and the lower conductive cover are provided with a plurality of fixing terminals. After the upper conductive cover is connected with the insulating base, the fixing terminals of the upper conductive cover abut against the flat cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Chin-Chih CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20080214044
    Abstract: An FFC connector according to the present invention includes a FFC (1) and an insulator (3). The FFC defines upper and lower surfaces (10) and (11) opposite to each other, a number of gold fingers (101) formed with the upper surface and exposed outside to contact with a complementary connector, and a reinforcement plate (4) held on the lower surface and supporting the gold fingers during mating with the complementary connector. The insulator abuts against the upper surface of the FFC and has a receiving room (310) for receiving the FFC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: David Tso-Chin Ko, Jin-Cheng Yao, Guo-Hua Yang
  • Patent number: 7407408
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly has a flexible circuit with a central portion that carries a contact field. Slots extending towards the central portion define a pair of strain arms that attach the flexible circuit to a clamp member. Forces transmitted to the strain arms are not communicated to the central portion of the flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Paul R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20080146075
    Abstract: A low insertion force connector coupling apparatus includes a low insertion force connector body. A cable channel is defined by the low insertion force connector body. A plurality of low insertion force connector contact members are located on the low insertion force connector body adjacent to the cable channel. A cable securing member is located adjacent the cable channel and is operable to engage a cable coupling member on a cable such that a plurality of flat flexible cable contact members on the cable may not be disengaged from the plurality of low insertion force connector contact members without disengagement of the first cable securing member and the cable coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin Mundt
  • Publication number: 20080144273
    Abstract: An apparatus which establishes an electrical feedthrough for a substrate, such as a housing wall of a data storage device enclosure. A one-piece dielectric body has a base portion configured for support adjacent the substrate, a first projection extending from the base portion through an aperture of the substrate, and a second projection extending from the base portion opposite the first projection. At least one, and preferably a plurality of, electrically conductive traces are plated onto the dielectric body. The trace(s) continuously extend along the first projection, the base portion and the second projection. The dielectric body is preferably formed of a plateable plastic, and the trace(s) are preferably formed thereon using a suitable metallization process. A flex circuit comprising a substantially rectangular, flexible dielectric ribbon preferably attaches to the second projection to establish an electrical communication path with a component interior to the substrate, such as an actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Michael Allen Mewes, Daniel Dennis Dittmer
  • Patent number: 7387528
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board connector includes a housing, a sliding cover and a pair of support nails. A pair of guiding grooves and a pair of insertion holes are defined in sidewalls of the housing for receiving the support nails. A protruding portion is formed on each support nail to form a pivotal hole between the protruding portion and inner surfaces of the groove. The sliding cover has a pair of cam shafts rotatably supported in the pivotal holes. The cross section of each cam shaft has an utmost protrudent point which brushes past an inner surface of the pivotal hole when flipping the sliding cover. The length of the longest chord of the cross section that passes the utmost protrudent point is longer than the distance between the inner surface brushed by the utmost protrudent point and its opposite inner surface of the pivotal hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-An Lee, Chung-Hsin Huang, Yung-Chi Peng
  • Patent number: 7384301
    Abstract: An anti-wear FFC (flexible flat cable) according to the present invention is made up of a plurality of covered wires parallel to each other in side-by-side relationship. The anti-wear FFC is folded and forms a plurality of planes lengthwise. The anti-wear FFC includes a base plane and a wing plane connected to the base plane. The base plane and the wing plane forms an angle therebetween. The stress of the wind plane connected to the base plane prevents the FFC from protruding upwards under elasticity and further moves following a signal collecting unit smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Foxlink Image Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Te Liu
  • Patent number: 7371094
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes contacts each having a junction to be electrically connected to another substrate and a pair of contact portions bifurcated and extending from the junction to form a bearing space therebetween, and an array plate for forming thereon a contact group by aligning a plurality of the contacts in a particular direction, and a cam shaft positioned and rotatably held within the bearing spaces of the contacts aligned with one another on the array plate to form a contact group and having a major axis portion and a minor axis portion different in size such that former is larger and the latter is smaller than the width of the bearing spaces so that the cam shaft is axially insertable into and retractable from the bearing spaces of the contacts. With this construction, the contacts can be detachably fitted in a connector so that failed contacts can be easily replaced with new contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignees: DDK Ltd., Hitachi Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Tokuhashi, Hisatomo Mima, Toshinori Ameya
  • Patent number: 7371074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection structure for a printed wiring board to be electrically connected to a FPC. The FPC has an elongated substrate, and plural conductors are laminated on a surface of the substrate for extending along an axial direction of the substrate. The printed wiring board has an insertion opening provided at an edge surface for being inserted by a top end portion of the FPC, and plural line connecting terminals formed on an internal wall surface of the insertion opening. The top end portion of the FPC has a slider including plural elastic deformable first contacts, and a first housing for holding the plurality of contacts. The FPC is inserted into the insertion opening of the printed wiring board such that one end of the first contact presses the conductor and the other end of the first contact presses the line connecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Uchida, Hiroshi Yamane, Akihito Funakoshi, Kazuto Miura
  • Patent number: 7361027
    Abstract: A contact that takes a structure to laminate a protective conductive film over a metal film has a high hardness of the protective conductive film; therefore, a damage of contact surface made by contacting with an electrode of an inspection apparatus can be prevented in an inspection before boding FPC. However, the protective conductive film has higher resistivity compared to the metal film; therefore, contact resistivity with FPC gets higher, and power consumption gets bigger in the condition of using the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ebine
  • Patent number: 7361048
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing made of insulator and attached to a main circuit board, conductive contacts arranged in the housing, and an actuator provided to be rotatable to the housing for engaging with the conductive contacts and to take up first and second stations selectively for bringing each of the conductive contacts into press-contact with a corresponding one of connecting terminals on a circuit board member inserted into the housing in the second station and for causing each of the conductive contacts to get out of press-contact with the corresponding one of the connecting terminals in the first station, wherein the actuator is provided with a covering portion for concealing an end portion of each of the conductive contacts connected electrically with one of conductive circuit pattern portions provided on the main circuit board when the actuator is in the second station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: I-Pex Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Shimada
  • Publication number: 20080081509
    Abstract: An anti-wear FFC (flexible flat cable) according to the present invention is made up of a plurality of covered wires parallel to each other in side-by-side relationship. The anti-wear FFC is folded and forms a plurality of planes lengthwise. The anti-wear FFC includes a base plane and a wing plane connected to the base plane. The base plane and the wing plane forms an angle therebetween. The stress of the wind plane connected to the base plane prevents the FFC from protruding upwards under elasticity and further moves following a signal collecting unit smoothly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Foxlink Image Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Te Liu
  • Publication number: 20080038957
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a sheet-like connection member (6) with a plurality of conductive pads (60) thereon comprises an insulative housing (1) defining a receiving cavity (10), and a plurality of conductive terminals (2) arranged in the insulative housing. Each terminal is made by stamping a piece of metal plate and comprises a base section (20), a first resilient arm (21) extending aslant from the base section, an extending section extending forwards from the base section and a second resilient arm (23) extending aslant from said extending section. The first and the second resilient arms (21,23) of each terminal respectively has a contact portion (211,231) to electrically and mechanically contact with a corresponding same conductive pad (60) of said sheet-like connection member (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Hsu, Ti-Li Wei
  • Patent number: 7310458
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for constructing stacked circuit modules and precursor assemblies with flexible circuitry. Using the methods of the present invention, a single set of flexible circuitry whether articulated as one or two flex circuits may be employed with CSP devices of a variety of configurations either with or without form standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Staktek Group L.P.
    Inventor: James Douglas Wehrly, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7300303
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a spring retainer attachable to a printed circuit board and a spring having a fixed end attached to the spring retainer and a free end that contacts and exerts a force on the printed circuit board when the spring retainer is attached to the printed circuit board. A process comprising attaching a clamp to a printed circuit board, the clamp comprising a spring retainer and a spring having a fixed end attached to the spring retainer and a free end that is in contact with, and exerts a force on, the printed circuit board; and inserting a flexible circuit with one or more electrical contact pads thereon between the spring and the printed circuit board such that the electrical contact pads of the flexible circuit are pressed by the spring against corresponding electrical contact pads on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Kirkpatrick, Joshua Oen, Sang Kim, Marc Epitaux, Colm Hunt
  • Patent number: 7291037
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board is provided, comprising a flexible substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface and a plurality of electrically conductive pads overlaid on an upper surface of the flexible substrate. Front ends of the electrically conductive pads do not reach a front edge of the flexible substrate and are separated from the front edge of the flexible substrate by a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Ching-Cheng Tsai
  • Publication number: 20070232127
    Abstract: An electrical connector structure is provided. The electrical connector structure is applicable in an electronic device having a printed circuit board (PCB), and is electrically connected with the PCB via a flexible flat cable (FFC). The electrical connector structure includes a plurality of electrical terminals disposed on the PCB, and a sleeve lid disposed at the position corresponding to the electrical terminals. The sleeve lid is formed with an opening. The FFC extends into the opening to contact the electrical terminals. A blade spring disposed on the surface of the sleeve lid is used to press the FFC, making its contact with the electrical terminals compact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: ALTEK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tzu-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 7267573
    Abstract: Having conductive contacts (4), a first insulator (1) retaining the contacts, and a cable-side insulator, attachable/detachable relative to the first insulator, for retaining a flat cable (6). The cable-side insulator includes a second insulator (2) for receiving the flat cable, a third insulator (3) disposed so as to confront the second insulator via the flat cable, and a clamp (7) interposed between the flat cable and the third insulator. When the cable-side insulator is mounted to the first insulator, the second and third insulators are engaged with the first insulator to approach each other so that the flat cable is sandwiched between the clamp and the second insulator. In this state, the flat cable is connected to the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited, NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuomi Sato, Masahiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 7267552
    Abstract: A signal transmission cable with adaptive contact pin reference structure includes a first cable having a connecting edge; a second cable having a connecting edge; a component lay-out section having a first lateral edge adjacent to the connecting edge of the first cable, and a second lateral edge; and an overlapping section having an inner lateral edge adjacent to the second lateral edge of said component lay-out section with a folding line formed between them, and an outer lateral edge adjacent to the connecting edge of the second cable with another folding line formed between them. Signal transmission lines included in the component lay-out section and the first cable are correspondingly connected with one another, and signal transmission lines included in the overlapping section are correspondingly connected to those included in the second cable and the component lay-out section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Advanced Flexible Circuits Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gwun-Jin Lin, Chih-Heng Chuo, Kuo-Fu Su
  • Patent number: 7261569
    Abstract: A connecting structure is for a printed wiring board to be electrically connected to a FPC. The FPC includes a substrate and electro-conductive portions. The printed wiring board includes an insertion opening provided on an edge surface thereof, and line connecting terminals formed on an inner wall face of the insertion opening. A dual in-line contact member including first contact members is fixed to the top end portion of the FPC. Each first contact member includes a main body, and a first arm and a second arm extending from the main body generally in parallel to each other. Furthermore, the first arm and the second arm are bent at bent portions so as to form curves protruding away from each other. With the present embodiment, at least one of the first arm and the second arm press the corresponding line connecting terminal provided within the insertion opening at the bent portion thereof by inserting the FPC to the insertion opening of the printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Uchida, Yoshiyuki Nakai, Tadashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 7247034
    Abstract: The present invention prevents a connection defect of a connector. In an electronic device which includes a film-like wiring board and a printed wiring board on which a connector is mounted, the film-like wiring board includes a projecting portion which projects to a side opposite to the printed wiring board at a position where the film-like wiring board is exposed from the connector into which the film-like wiring board is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Matsuzaki, Kazumi Akiba, Masaki Tsubokura
  • Patent number: 7241165
    Abstract: A sectional electrical connector for flat cables includes separable lower and upper horizontal sections formed from a relatively hard synthetic plastic material, at least one electrical contact having a horizontal bus bar portion mounted in the lower section, and a vertical portion extending upwardly toward the upper section, and seal strips integral with and arranged between the sections to seal the space between the sections surrounding the contact vertical portion, the seal strips being formed from a relatively soft synthetic plastic material. In one embodiment, the contact vertical portion comprises an insulation piercing contact for engaging the conductor of an insulated conductor contained in the flat cable. In a second embodiment, the vertical contact portion comprises a pin for connection with one or more components of a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Scheer, Walter Hanning, Heike Schmidtpott
  • Patent number: 7238044
    Abstract: An FPC is electrically connected to a printed wiring board. The FPC includes an elongated substrate and a conductor part laminated on the face of the substrate. The conductor part includes a plurality of conductors extending along the axial direction of the substrate, and elastically deformable first contact terminals each of which extends from the face of the conductors toward the base end of the FPC. The printed wiring board includes an insertion opening formed at the edge surface thereof, and plural line connecting terminals which are formed on the internal wall surface of the insertion opening, and which extend in the inserting direction for inserting the FPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Uchida, Hideyasu Yamada, Akihito Funakoshi
  • Publication number: 20070149042
    Abstract: A cable connector comprises a housing, a signal conductive contact having a first transformable portion for holding a core conductor of a coaxial cable in a condition of caulking connection, a ground conductive contact having a second transformable portion for holding an outer conductor of the coaxial cable in a condition of caulking connection, and a cover member for engaging with the housing to cover the first transformable portion of the signal conductive contact and the second transformable portion of the ground conductive contact and operating to transform the first transforming portion of the signal conductive contact so as to hold the core conductor of the coaxial cable in the condition of caulking connection and to transform also the second transforming portion of the ground conductive contact so as to hold the outer conductor of the coaxial cable in the condition of caulking connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: I-PEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yotsutani
  • Patent number: 7232315
    Abstract: A connection structure for a printed wiring board which enables high density integration is provided. A FCP 2 includes an exposed conductor part 2A including an insulating substrate 22 and a reinforcing plate 24 stacked with this substrate 22 via an elastic member 23. In the exposed conductor part 2A, conductors 21 each having a protrusion 20 formed on a surface is placed on the insulating substrate. The exposed conductor part 2A can be elastically deformed in the thickness direction in which the substrate 22, the reinforcing plate 24 and the like are stacked. A printed wiring board 1 is constructed by stacking an inner layer board 10 and a first outer layer board 11 and a second outer layer board 12 which sandwich this inner layer board 10. A notched groove 10A is formed on the inner layer board 10, and an insertion opening 10B is formed. Through-hole ports 11 which appear on the notched groove 10A side is placed on the first outer layer board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Uchida, Junya Kajimoto, Akihito Funakoshi
  • Patent number: 7223120
    Abstract: A cable assembly (1) includes an electrical connector (200), an insert (23) and a Flat Flexible Cable (300). The electrical connector comprises an insulative housing (21) and a plurality of terminals (24). The insert is inserted into the insulative housing and comprises a plurality of holes (235) formed in a front face (232) thereof, and a depressing portion (233) forming a plurality of slits (237), and a plurality of slots (238) aligned with corresponding holes and slits. The FFC comprises a plurality of separated conductive members (301), the front ends of the separated conductive members are disposed in the slits and the slots, and each terminal comprises a connecting portion (243) disposed in the slot of the insert, and being soldered with corresponding conductive member of FFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: David (Tso-Chin) Ko
  • Patent number: 7186151
    Abstract: An electrical connector connected to a flat cable, a wire harness, and a method for arranging wire harness is disclosed. Arranging the wire harness is easy and simple, the cost is low, and the degree of freedom in the housing construction is high. The electrical connector 10 has a plurality of mutually stackable base housings 11a, 11b, and 11c having the same shape, with each of these base housings 11a, 11b, and 11c having contact receiving cavities 16a, 16b, and 16c in a single row. At least one lock housing 40 is attached to the uppermost and/or lowermost base housing of the plurality of stacked base housings 11a, 11b, and 11c. A plurality of contacts 30a, 30b, and 30c are connected to the flat cable 2 and are inserted in the contact receiving cavities 16a, 16b, and 16c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP K.K
    Inventor: Ryuichi Komiyama
  • Patent number: 7175472
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable with a positioning structure that is disposed on the part or on each side of the flexible flat cable close to a signal contact part, and a connector to be used in conjunction with the flexible flat cable has a corresponding positioning structure on a lid body of a movable lid; when the flexible flat cable forms electrical connection with the connector, the movable lid of the connector shall lead the flexible flat cable to be inserted straightly without slant to remove the shortcoming of bad connection between the flexible flat cable and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Hsuan Wu, Chia-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 7172445
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for terminating a flat electrical circuit. The connector includes a dielectric housing having an opening for receiving an end of the flat circuit. A plurality of signal terminals are mounted on the housing along the opening and include contact portions for engaging signal conductors on the flat circuit. At least one ground terminal is mounted on the housing and includes a contact portion for engaging a ground conductor on the flat circuit. An actuator is movably mounted on the housing for movement between an open position allowing the end of the flat circuit to be inserted into the opening and a closed position relatively biasing the flat circuit against the contact portions of the signal terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shimoyama
  • Patent number: 7172454
    Abstract: An electronic component assembly including an electrical connector and an electronic subassembly. The electrical connector has a housing with a receiving area, electrical contacts connected to the housing, and fusible elements. The electrical contacts include first electrical connection sections in the receiving area and second electrical connection sections proximate a first exterior side of the housing. The fusible elements are connected to the second electrical connection sections. The electronic subassembly includes a printed wiring assembly and electronic components connected to opposite sides of the printed wiring assembly. The printed wiring assembly includes a relatively rigid section with the electronic components connected thereto and a flex cable forming deflectable lateral side sections with contact areas contacting the first electrical connector sections of the electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tero Kalevi Karkkainen, Kalle Salokannel
  • Patent number: 7165991
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed. A plate contact member is fixed to a housing of the connector. The contact member includes an FFC connection contact section. The FFC connection contact section is formed in a U-shape, and includes a base section on which a triangular projection is formed. An FFC is held between the base section and a slider fitted in the housing. The projection pierces a covering of the FFC to come into contact with a wire of the FFC. Thus, the FFC is electrically and mechanically connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Koki Sato, Atsushi Sakurai, Manabu Shimizu, Hideo Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 7159306
    Abstract: A modular rotary anvil for mounting on an ultrasonic welding machine. The modular rotary anvil includes a first end segment configured to attach to the ultrasonic welding machine, a second end segment configured to attach to the ultrasonic welding machine, and at least one insert having a first side and a second side. Each of the first side and the second side is configured to attach to at least one of other inserts, the first end segment, and the second end segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Schilson, Steve Kamps
  • Patent number: 7140909
    Abstract: In a connector to be connected to a connection object, a housing holds a contact having a conductivity. An operating member is coupled to the housing to bring a part of the connection object into press contact with the contact. The connector is provided with a locking member which is for clamping the other part of the connection object in cooperation with the operating member. It is preferable that the locking member is engaged with the operating member and the housing to lock the operating member with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Moritake
  • Patent number: 7137838
    Abstract: A connector for gripping a flat flexible cable by elastically deforming two opposing contact beams is provided. The electrical connector for a flat flexible connector according to the present invention is such that in a contact portion in which two contact beams and a base beam holding them are integrally formed, the opposing free ends of the two contact beams are positioned so as to have points of contact with an FPC when the FPC is inserted, in the shape of their natural state without receiving any external forces, and by elastically deforming the other end of one of the contact beams while holding the FPC by means of stresses from the contact beams, further stress can be applied to the other contact beam, so as to achieve a firm grip on the FPC by support at three points at a rear end portion of one of the contact beams, the portion of attachment of the contact beams and the point of contact between the first contact beam and the FPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventor: Masahiro Koga
  • Patent number: 7128596
    Abstract: A plug-type connector for connecting end portions of a pair of FFCs extending in parallel to each other. The connecter is provided with: a holder having a placing frame provided on the surface and backside thereof with a pair of placing faces on which the end portions of the pair of FFCs are respectively placed; and a fixing member capable of fixing the end portions of the FFCs to the corresponding placing faces of the holder. The fixing member includes: an annular portion which defines an insertion hole into which the placing frame of the holder with the end portions of the FFCs placed on the corresponding placing faces, can be inserted together with the FFCs; and engagement portions which are engageable with corresponding engaged portions of the holder when the annular portion is brought toward the holder with the pair of FFCs previously inserted into the insertion hole of the annular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Masaki, Yusuke Hamada
  • Patent number: 7114960
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making a compliant interconnect assembly adapted to electrically couple a first circuit member to a second circuit member. The first dielectric layer has a first major surface and a plurality of through openings. A plurality of electrical traces are positioned against the first major surface of the first dielectric layer. The electric traces include a plurality of conductive compliant members having first distal ends aligned with a plurality of the openings in the first dielectric layer. The first distal ends are adapted to electrically couple with the first circuit member. The second dielectric layer has a first major surface positioned against the electric traces and the first major surface of the first dielectric layer. The second dielectric layer has a plurality of through openings through which the electric traces electrically couple with the second circuit member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Gryhics, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Rathburn
  • Patent number: 7114988
    Abstract: Having conductive contacts (4), a first insulator (1) retaining the contacts, and a cable-side insulator, attachable/detachable relative to the first insulator, for retaining a flat cable (6). The cable-side insulator includes a second insulator (2) for receiving the flat cable, a third insulator (3) disposed so as to confront the second insulator via the flat cable, and a clamp (7) interposed between the flat cable and the third insulator. When the cable-side insulator is mounted to the first insulator, the second and third insulators are engaged with the first insulator to approach each other so that the flat cable is sandwiched between the clamp and the second insulator. In this state, the flat cable is connected to the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited, NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuomi Sato, Masahiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 7101220
    Abstract: A casing 2 is arranged in a through hole 41 of a circuit board 40, and an outer contact portion 3b of a contact 3 projecting from the neighborhood of the upper end of the casing 2 is connected to a connection terminal 43 on the upper surface of the circuit board. By inserting an end portion of a flexible board 30 into an insertion opening 9 from an upper aperture 6 or a lower aperture 7 of the casing 2 and sliding a pressure piece 8 toward the outer contact portion 3b side, an inner contact portion 3a of the contact 3 and the end portion of the flexible board are fixed held between a thrust block 10 and the pressure piece 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kunihiro Satou
  • Patent number: 7048573
    Abstract: A plug-type connector for connecting an FFC. The connector is provided with: a holder including a placing plate on which an end portion of the FFC is placed as temporarily held; and a fixing member capable of fixing the end portion of the FFC to the holder. The fixing member includes: an annular portion into which the placing plate of the holder with the end portion of the FFC placed thereon, is inserted together with the FFC; and engagement portions which are engageable with corresponding engaged portions of the holder when the annular portion is brought toward the holder with the FFC previously inserted into the annular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Masaki, Yusuke Hamada