For Connection To Rigid Preformed Panel Circuit Arrangement, E.g., Pcb Patents (Class 439/493)
  • Patent number: 10401424
    Abstract: Neutron soft error rate derivation is calculated from data at the low energy neutron radiation. An outline value of an SEU cross-section function corresponding to a given neutron energy value is outputted. This outline value and the low energy neutron spectrum data are used to calculate an error count basic value of errors to occur over time. An error count actual measurement value over time is calculated from an error count during radiation of low energy neutrons and low energy neutron radiation time. The error count basic value and the error count actual measurement are used to calculate a proportionality coefficient of the SEU cross-section function. While holding a natural neutron spectrum, an error rate calculator outputs a neutron flux corresponding to a neutron energy value. The neutron soft error rate is calculated by an integration operation of multiplying the SEU cross-section function with the natural neuron spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Uezono, Tadanobu Toba, Kenichi Shimbo, Fumihiko Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 10405425
    Abstract: An Information handling system (IHS) includes a circuit board assembly with surface mount technology (SMT) pad structure. Landing pad(s) attached to circuit board substrate have a mounting area that receive an SMT connector pin onto adjacent pair of differential contact strips plated to nonconductive surface and extending longitudinally in parallel alignment. A return current strip is longitudinally aligned, adjacent to the differential contact strips on a first lateral side. The return current strip is connected to a ground plane of the circuit board substrate. Converging narrowing of the adjacent differential contact strip increases separation from a distal end of the return current strip. The separation improves signal integrity by reducing fringe effects, increasing impedance, and quenching resonance. A surface mount device (SMD) has one or more connector pins that are attached to the one or more landing pads to conduct the high-speed communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vijendera Kumar, Bhyrav M. Mutnury, V. Mallikarjun Goud
  • Patent number: 10374344
    Abstract: The pocket connector of the invention has been manufactured of a substrate, which is preferably flexible in at least one direction, of which three parts have been prepared, which are bent or assembled from three parts and joined together superimposed so that at least two opposite sides of the pocket connector have coupling apertures. Two flat cables or a connector for a flexible circuit board is connectable to these coupling apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: New Cable Corporation Oy
    Inventors: Tommi Rintala, Antti Backman
  • Patent number: 10356902
    Abstract: A system for board-to-board interconnect is described herein. The system includes a first printed circuit board (PCB) having a first recess along a first edge of the first PCB that exposes a first solder pad on a layer of the first PCB. The system also includes a second PCB having a second recess along a second edge of the second PCB that exposes a second solder pad on a layer of the second PCB. The second recess is complementary to the first recess to allow the first PCB to mate with the second PCB. The first solder pad is aligned with the second solder pad when the first PCB is mated with the second PCB. The system additionally includes an assembly configured to electronically couple the first solder pad with the second solder pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chee Ling Wong, Wil Choon Song, Khang Choong Yong, Eng Huat Goh, Mohd Muhaiyiddin Bin Abdullah, Tin Poay Chuah
  • Patent number: 10312566
    Abstract: A cable connection structure includes a substrate and a coaxial cable connected to the substrate. The coaxial cable has: a conductor; an inner insulator that coats an outer periphery of the conductor; a shield that coats an outer periphery of the inner insulator; and an outer insulator that coats an outer periphery of the shield. The substrate has: a plate-shaped insulating base material; a conductor connection electrode to which the conductor is connected; and a shield connection electrode to which the shield is connected. A ground is provided on a back surface of the base material opposite to where the conductor connection electrode is formed. The shield connection electrode is an exposed portion of the ground. At a connection part of the substrate to which the coaxial cable is connected, the shield connection electrode, the base material, and the conductor connection electrode are bared in a stepwise fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10283915
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connector that interrupts electromagnetic waves and includes a terminal part, an inner shell surrounding the terminal part and having a plug form that is inserted into the connector from outside of the connector, and an outer shell surrounding at least a portion of the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae Ryong Han, Kyu Hyuck Kwak, Eun Seok Hong
  • Patent number: 10164308
    Abstract: A flexible electronic circuit includes a shape memory material disposed within a flexible dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew S. Doyle, Jeffrey N. Judd, Joseph Kuczynski, Scott D. Strand, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 10141676
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with modular components suitable for assembly into a right angle connector may also be used in forming an orthogonal connector or connector in other desired configurations. The connector modules may be configured through the user of extender modules. Those connector modules may be held together as a right angle connector with a front housing portion, which, in some embodiments, may be shaped differently depending on whether the connector modules are used to form a right angle connector or an orthogonal connector. When designed to form an orthogonal connector, the extender modules may interlock into subarrays, which may be held to other connector components through the use of an extender shell. The mating contact portions on the extender modules may be such that a right angle connector, similarly made with connector modules, may directly mate with the orthogonal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Astbury, John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus, Daniel B. Provencher
  • Patent number: 10069287
    Abstract: A connection system for electrical, signal and/or data installations, which includes: multilayer flat cables with parallel conductive tracks disposed between a first layer made of a semi-rigid, flat insulating material and having a series of transverse recesses to remove a portion of the first layer and define an end connecting portion at the ends of the flat cable; and a second layer of insulating material formed by a polymer. The disclosure further includes mechanisms that includes a printed circuit provided with conductive tracks and housed in a connection box made of insulating material, the box having lateral windows for inserting the flat cables and containing flexible feet that act, by an oblique jagged surface, on the insulating layer of the flat cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Amadeu F. Zamora Gil
  • Patent number: 10033136
    Abstract: A strain relief assembly is provided for a bundle of cables surrounded by an electrically conductive sleeve. The strain relief assembly can include a ferrule and at least one retention member. The cables extend through the ferrule, and the sleeve extends over the ferrule, so as to be captured between the ferrule and the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventor: David Humbert
  • Patent number: 9949367
    Abstract: Disclosed are a flexible printed circuit and a detecting device, a detecting method and a display device thereof. The flexible printed circuit comprises a body and an interface structure that is connected with the body, wherein the interface structure is provided with a plurality of mark lines dividing the interface structure into a plurality of interfaces with the same structure. When a front end interface of the flexible printed circuit of the disclosure is damaged, the front end interface can be removed along the mark line, and then an exposed rear end interface can be used successively, thus preventing a situation where the flexible printed circuit cannot be used because the only interface is damaged, thereby extending the life span of the flexible printed circuit, reducing productivity loss due to frequent replacements of the flexible printed circuit and reducing production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yimin Wang, Xingguang Jin, Lei Jin, Ping Chen, Pengjun Fang
  • Patent number: 9888562
    Abstract: Electrical components in an electronic device are mounted on substrates such as printed circuits. Printed circuits contain signal paths formed from metal traces. The signal lines in the signal paths of the printed circuits are coupled together using electrical connection structures such as printed circuit board-to-board connectors, contacts joined by anisotropic conductive film, or contacts joined using solder. Electrical connection structures may be surrounded by conductive resilient ring-shaped structures such as conductive foam structures or spring structures. The conductive foam structures may be provided with a metal layer with which the conductive foam structures are soldered to a ring of metal on a printed circuit. Strain relief structures may be formed from an elastomeric ring that surrounds the electrical connection structures or an overmolded plastic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shayan Malek, Michael B. Wittenberg, Sawyer I. Cohen, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Patent number: 9888571
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that may be space efficient and provide a direct connection to a flexible circuit board. One example may provide an electronic device having a receptacle including a recess formed in a housing of the electronic device. The recess may have a sidewall and a bottom surface portion, and the bottom surface portion may include one or more openings extending through the bottom surface portion from an external surface to an internal surface. One or more contacts formed on a flexible circuit board may be aligned with the one or more openings in the bottom surface portion. In this way, the receptacle may be space efficient and provide a direct connection to a flexible circuit board inside an electronic device. A cosmetic cap may be placed in the recess to obscure the existence of the connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin J. Verhoeve, Jason C. Sauers, Benjamin J. Kallman
  • Patent number: 9882312
    Abstract: An electrical connecting device is described that is designed to indicate a geometrical orientation of a connection between this connecting device and a complementary connecting device when the two connecting devices are connected to one another. The connecting device comprises at least one terminal for contacting by the complementary connecting device, whereby the terminal comprises a plurality of contact regions. Differing electrical parameters are assigned to the contact region, so that in the event of a contacting of the terminal by the complementary connecting device a resultant parameter is assigned to the contacting of the terminal, which indicates in which contact region (or in which group of contact regions) the contacting exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: e.solutions GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Franke, Michael Himmel
  • Patent number: 9825384
    Abstract: A point-of-care system that can include a contact pad on a printed circuit board and a connector assembly for retaining a lead and positioning the lead in contact with the pad on the printed circuit board and with interfaces of a cuvette. The connector assembly can include a base component and a clamp component, where the base component can define at least one recessed track for receiving each lead. The clamp component can be secured to the base component to clamp the at least one lead between the base component and the clamp component without flux or solder. The connector assembly can be secured to the printed circuit board without flux or solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LifeHealth, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Kurkowski, Thomas Paul Brastad
  • Patent number: 9825389
    Abstract: Connectors providing solderless contact between conductors and a plurality of contact pads disposed on a substrate are disclosed. Connectors accommodating cables including pairs of insulated conductors are disclosed. Connector assemblies including frames for reversibly mounting the connectors with substrates having a plurality of contact pads are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dennis L. Doye, Alexander W. Barr, Douglas B. Gundel, Charles F. Staley
  • Patent number: 9811988
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The base includes a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise. The security system also includes a controller operably coupled to the base and a key configured to wirelessly communicate with the base and/or controller. The sensor is configured to wirelessly communicate with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9787033
    Abstract: A system according to one embodiment includes opposing slide plates, and opposing guide blocks configured to receive the slide plates therebetween and push the slide plates together during a relative motion between the slide plates and the guide blocks. A system according to another embodiment includes opposing slide plates and a thermal interface material coupled to opposing inner faces of the slide plate. Opposing guide blocks are configured to receive the slide plates therebetween and push the slide plates together during a relative motion between the slide plates and the guide blocks. An interface connector is coupled to at least one of the guide blocks and the slide plates, the interface connector having electrical connectors on opposite ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan Randall Hinkle, Yasushi Honda, Shiro Konaka, Jason A. Matteson, Shigefumi Odaohhara
  • Patent number: 9761975
    Abstract: A connector module includes a board connector and a cable connector. The board connector includes a board connecting body whereon a slot is formed, conductive terminals disposed on the board connecting body and extending into the slot, and two metal pads disposed on two sides of the board connecting body and each having a resilient buckle. The cable connector includes a cable connecting body including an installation portion and two engaging portions, and a flexible transmission unit installed in the installation portion. Contacts are disposed on a front end of the flexible transmission unit. The front end of the flexible transmission unit is inserted into the slot, the conductive terminals contact with the contacts, and the resilient buckles engage with the engaging portions when the cable connector is connected with the board connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Wang, Tung-Ching Kuan
  • Patent number: 9753568
    Abstract: Sensors incorporating piezoresistive materials are described. One class of includes conductive traces formed directly on or otherwise integrated with the piezoresistive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BeBop Sensors, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. McMillen
  • Patent number: 9590339
    Abstract: An inline communications connector is provided that includes a housing and tip and ring contacts that are mounted in the housing. The tip contact includes an input tip socket, an output tip socket and a tip socket connection section that physically and electrically connects the input and output tip sockets. The ring contact includes an input ring socket, an output ring socket and a ring socket connection section that physically and electrically connects the input and output ring sockets. The input tip socket is not collinear with the output tip socket and the input ring socket is not collinear with the output ring socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Oberski, Amid I. Hashim, Scott M. Keith, Steven W. Knoernschild
  • Patent number: 9572246
    Abstract: A printed wiring board comprises a pattern layer, an insulating layer and a ground layer laminated in an upper-lower direction. The printed wiring board is formed with one or more vias. The insulating layer is provided between the pattern layer and the ground layer. The ground layer is formed with a ground pattern. The pattern layer is formed with one common ground plane and two or more pads. The pads are arranged in a lateral direction. The common ground plane is located forward of the pads in the front-rear direction. The vias include a first via that connects the common ground plane and the ground pattern with each other. The pads include one or more ground pads and one or more signal pads. The ground pads are connected with the common ground plane. The signal pads are unconnected with the common ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukitaka Tanaka, Chikara Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9508465
    Abstract: Sealing performance between a sealing member and a reinforcing plate adhered to a wiring unit is prevent from being deteriorated. An FPC 1 is integrated with a sealing member 2, and a cover 3 is attached to a front end portion. On upper and lower surfaces of the FPC 1, reinforcing plates 12 each having a shape of a rectangular flat plate are arranged and adhered in an opposing manner interposing the FPC 1. The sealing member 2 is formed of elastic material such as rubber, and is fixedly attached to the FPC 1 such that the sealing member 2 covers the reinforcing plates 12 adhered to the upper and lower surfaces of the FPC 1 together with the FPC 1 located along front edges and rear edges of the reinforcing plates 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Miura, Takatoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9502798
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a circuit board and elastic pieces is provided. The elastic pieces are disposed on the circuit board. Each elastic piece includes contact portions, fixing portions and insulating portions. The fixing portions are fixed on the circuit board and electrically connected to the circuit board. The contact portions are connected to corresponding fixing portions and are protruded from the fixing portions along a direction away from the circuit board. Each insulating portion is connected to two adjacent fixing portions, so as to connect and electrically insulate the fixing portions. Moreover, an electronic device including the above-mentioned connector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hao Lee, Ying-Yen Cheng, Chia-Lin Chang, Han-Ying Lei
  • Patent number: 9480142
    Abstract: Disclosed is wiring substrate and method of manufacturing thereof, the wiring substrate including a substrate having a high thermal conductive layer, in which at least one of a front surface and a rear surface of the substrate is a mounting surface for a variety of components; a window section formed in the substrate; and a connection terminal extended from an inside surface portion of the window section and bending in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Harao, Mototatsu Matsunaga, Yasuhiro Sugiura, Minoru Kubota
  • Patent number: 9468099
    Abstract: Disclosed is contact pad connection structure for connecting a conductor assembly and a flexible circuit board. A substrate has a top surface on which a plurality of elevation pads are formed and respectively located in spacing zones between contact pads. Each of the elevation pads has a height above a top contact surface of the contact pads. The conductor assembly has exposed conductors that are respectively set in contact with the top contact surfaces of the contact pads and a solder material is applied to solder and fix the exposed conductors respectively in position on the top contact surfaces of the contact pads. Each of the elevation pads includes an extension section extended in a direction toward a front edge of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Flexible Circuits Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Fu Su, Gwun-Jin Lin
  • Patent number: 9413105
    Abstract: A carrier for a flexible printed circuit (FPC) includes a number of latching members. The latching members secure the carrier to a printed circuit board (PCB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Hua Wang, Pen-Uei Lu, Chin-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9414493
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly includes a first PCB and a second PCB disposed substantially parallel and opposite to each other, such that a second side of the first PCB is opposite to a first side of the second PCB; wherein the second PCB has a first set of side connectors on its first side and a second set of side connectors on its second side, configured for both electrical power supply to and signal communication with the second PCB; the second PCB both electrically and mechanically connected to the second side of the first PCB via a first elastomeric connector; and the second PCB electrically connected to the first PCB via its second set of side connectors and a flexible electrical connector that is electrically connected to the second set of side connectors and the first PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas C. Doering, Ralph Heller, Ronald P. Luijten, Martin L. Schmatz
  • Patent number: 9413109
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computer system comprising an enclosure adapted to contain one or more printed circuit boards, the enclosure including a back plane having a recessed port for coupling a data communication cable to a printed circuit board, the recessed port including a receptacle adapter coupled to the printed circuit board adapted to receive a connector of the data communication cable, and a perpendicular clearance space for facilitating alignment of the connector of the data communication cable with the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: EMC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan C. McDaniel, Jeffrey M. Lewis, Keith L. Daly
  • Patent number: 9357654
    Abstract: A cable assembly including a connector insert to fit in a connector receptacle in an electronic device, where a back surface of the connector insert is substantially flush with an outside of an enclosure for the electronic device. One example may provide a cable assembly that includes a connector insert formed by wrapping a flexible circuit board at least partially around a housing. The flexible circuit board may be routed against an underside of the electronic device such that it does not obstruct a user, consume space in a display area, or have an undesirable appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Ng, Paul Yuan, Min Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 9337552
    Abstract: A device for the reversible mechanical fixing and electrical contacting of one or more electrical conductors (11) of a cable (10) it is proposed to fix the cable (10) mechanically by means of a cable receptacle (2) and to position exposed conductor ends (12) of the electrical conductor (11) on a contact plate (3). A fixing element (4) is provided for pressing the exposed conductor ends (12) onto the contact plate (3). Such a device and such a method are needed for the temporary electronic contacting of one or more electrical conductors carried in a cable. Such contacting is above all necessary for carrying out electrical measurements on such cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Witte, Lars Fennen
  • Patent number: 9172191
    Abstract: A housing having an electrical connection between a conductor and a foil conductor is described. An inlet opening (8) of the housing is rounded off at entry edges thereof on at least one side for the foil conductor, such that the inlet opening increasingly expands in an outward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Bernhard Reul, Andreas Schlarb
  • Patent number: 9065218
    Abstract: A contact adapter for making contact in a force-optimized manner between an electrical load and a printed circuit board includes an electrically conductive contact element and an electrically non-conductive support structure. The electrically conductive contact element is configured to make an electrical contact between the printed circuit board and the electrical load. The support structure has a first supporting surface, which is configured to bear against a carrier plate of the printed circuit board. In this case, the contact element is integrated into the support structure in such a way that a first force exerted on the contact element by the electrical load is transferable to the carrier plate of the printed circuit board via the first supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sandro Scaffidi, Jens Rudel, Peter Schubert-Heidt
  • Patent number: 8934258
    Abstract: A motor controller comprising multiple types of interfaces assigned automatically, including a mother circuit board and a daughter circuit board. The daughter circuit board is plugged into the mother circuit board to form electric connection. The mother circuit board has a power circuit, a microprocessor unit of the mother circuit board, a rotor position sensing unit, a power inverter unit, and an analog sensing unit. The daughter circuit board includes a signal interface circuit. The mother circuit board further has a serial digital communication unit. The signal interface circuit includes a microprocessor of the daughter circuit board, and a serial digital communication unit of the daughter circuit board. The microprocessor unit of the mother circuit board communicates with the microprocessor of the daughter circuit board via the serial digital communication unit of the mother circuit board and the serial digital communication unit of the daughter circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Zhao
  • Patent number: 8890826
    Abstract: A position detection sensor unit is provided, including: a sensor substrate on which conductors for detecting a position pointed to by a pointer are disposed; and a position pointing operation member having a first face, on which a position is to be pointed to by the pointer, and a second face on the opposite side of the first face on which the sensor substrate is fixed. A flexible cable is extended from the sensor substrate so as to be connected to a signal processing circuit for determining a position pointed to by the pointer. A portion of the flexible cable, corresponding to a predetermined length extending from an end edge of the position pointing operation member toward the interior of the position pointing operation member along the direction in which the flexible cable extends, is arranged to be movable away from the second face of the position pointing operation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuta Sato
  • Patent number: 8845341
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrical connector assembly which comprises an insulative body, a PCB and a base. The insulative body comprises a plurality of first terminals, and the base comprises a plurality of second terminals. The first terminals and the second terminals are electrically connected through the PCB; wherein the base is disposed with a movable member. When the movable member is in an open status, an FFC is inserted into the base. When the movable member is in a close state, the movable member presses against a plurality of conductors of the FFC to establish an electrical connection with the second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bing Xu Precision Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-jung Chen, Wen-lung Lin
  • Publication number: 20140287616
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible flat cable connector fixing structure. The flexible flat cable connector fixing structure comprises a flexible flat cable and a first connector. The flexible flat cable comprises a wrapping portion positioned on one end of the flexible flat cable. The first connector is connected to an end of the flexible flat cable, and the first connector comprises: contacts, a first slot, and a first circuit board. The first slot comprises passageways for placing the contacts. The first circuit board is fixed with a back of the first slot, and the first circuit board comprises conducting portions, for being conductively fixed with the contacts, and conducting parts, positioned on a front of the first circuit board, for being electrically connected to the flexible flat cable. The wrapping portion wraps the first circuit board to fix the flexible flat cable on the first connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Chih-jung Chen
  • Patent number: 8840411
    Abstract: It is the object of the present invention to provide a connector 10 which provides a stable connection that is resistant to the rocking motion of a connecting object in insertion direction, longitudinal pitch direction, or the direction of the thickness of the connector, while maintaining the low-profile level so as to prevent the deflection of the connecting object even when the connector is mounted on a flexible board e.g., an FPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: DDK Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 8758044
    Abstract: A SATA connector assembly is provided with an insulating housing, a plurality of data and power terminals, a PCB and an FFC, wherein the data and power terminals inserted in the insulating housing, the PCB secured to the insulating housing, the FFC soldered on the PCB, the data and power terminals are electrically interconnected the FFC by the PCB. The provision of the unitary construction feature of FFC can save the production cost due to its eliminating cable management equipment and the step of cable managing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bing Xu Precision Co.
    Inventors: Ting-Chang Tseng, Wen-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 8758030
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible cable connector assembly which comprises an insulative body, a PCB, a flexible cable and a protective film. The insulative body comprises at least a plurality of first terminals, the PCB is fixed at the rear-end of the insulative body, the protective film is adhered to the insulative layer of the flexible cable, and the flexible cable and the first terminals are electrically connected through the PCB; wherein a wire slot is defined by the PCB and the insulative body, whereby the protective film and the flexible cable are passed outwardly therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bing Xu Precision Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 8753144
    Abstract: A connector assembly (1) includes a connector (10) including contact terminals (11), a cable (20) having conductors (221), and a wiring board (30) which electrically connects the connector (10) and the cable (20). The wiring board (30) includes first connecting portions (32) which are arranged at a first pitch (P1) and to which the contact terminals (11) are electrically connected, second connecting portions (33) which are arranged at a second pitch (P2) and to which the conductors (221) of the cable (20) are electrically connected, and wiring lines (34) which electrically connect the first connecting portions (32) and the second connecting portions (33). The first pitch (P1) is smaller than the second pitch (P2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Nakamura, Sho Ueda, Yoshinori Satou
  • Patent number: 8672707
    Abstract: A connector assembly including an assembly housing having a leading end, a back end, and an interior cavity extending therebetween. The interior cavity opens to the leading end. The connector assembly also includes a communication connector that is disposed in the interior cavity proximate to the leading end and movably held therein. The connector assembly also includes a board connector located a distance away from the communication connector. The connector assembly also includes a flexible cable assembly that has communication cables extending between and communicatively coupling the board connector and the communication connector. The communication connector is configured to engage a mating connector when the communication connector and the mating connector are mated along a mating axis. The communication connector and the cables are permitted to float relative to the assembly housing when the communication connector mates with the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Paul Nichols, Neil Franklin Schroll, Alex M Sharf
  • Patent number: 8672689
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is provided with an insulating housing, a PCB, and an FFC. The insulating housing includes a plurality of terminals and two side extensions The FFC and the terminals are electrically connected together by the PCB. A plurality of contacts of the PCB are provided on a top surface of the PCB. A space is defined by the extensions and two rearward inclined members on both sides of the insulating housing respectively with each rearward inclined member joining the insulating housing and the extension. The PCB is disposed in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ting Chang Tseng
  • Patent number: 8662915
    Abstract: A connector for connecting an FFC to a substrate includes a plurality of signal contacts, a ground contact, and a housing. The signal contacts are arranged to come into contact with signal terminals of the FFC. The ground contact comes into contact with the ground terminal of the FFC. The housing holds the plurality of signal contacts and the ground contact. A first distance from an end of the housing to a contact point of each signal contact with each signal terminal is set to be substantially equal to a second distance from an end of the housing to a contact point of the ground contact with the ground terminal. The first and second distances are measured along a direction in which one of the FFC and the FPC is inserted into or removed from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Ueda, Masao Higuchi, Yoshihiro Sugi
  • Patent number: 8662917
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) includes a cover (40) defining a cavity (101), a circuit board (20) assembled in the cavity and including a first surface (201) and a second surface (202) lower than the first surface, and a cable (2) having a jacket (22) and a number of wires (21) shrouded by the jacket. Each wire includes an inner coat (210) and a conductor having a free end (211) exposed outwardly from the inner coat for being soldered to the first surface, with the inner coat disposed on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chiung Wang, Xue-Liang Zhang, Qing-Man Zhu, Jian-Jun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140057482
    Abstract: A connection structure for a flexible circuit cable includes a flexible circuit cable that has a flexible circuit substrate having a first end bonded to a soldering stage of the connector housing with first finger pad conductive contacts of conductive lines of the flexible circuit cable respectively corresponding to cable soldering sections of metal conductive terminals of the connector. A soldering layer is formed between a metal coating layer of the first finger pad conductive contact of each of the conductive lines and the cable soldering section of the corresponding metal conductive terminals to set the conductive lines of the flexible circuit cable in electrical connection with the metal conductive terminals of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ADVANCED FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KUO-FU SU, GWUN-JIN LIN, CHIH-HENG CHUO
  • Publication number: 20140049895
    Abstract: A display module and an electronic device are provided. The display module includes a housing, a pivot rod, and a flexible circuit board. The housing has a connection portion, wherein the connection portion has a connecting hole. The pivot rod is partially disposed in the connecting hole. The flexible circuit board includes a first transmission section, a second transmission section, and a connecting section that connects the previous two sections. The connecting section is disposed in a traverse direction with respect to the extending directions of the first transmission section and the second transmission section and wraps around the pivot rod with the traverse direction as an axial direction, wherein the connecting section is at least partially disposed in the connecting hole such that the first transmission section is in the housing and the second transmission section is outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Keng-Yi Lee
  • Publication number: 20140004736
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible cable connector assembly which comprises an insulative body, a PCB, a flexible cable and a protective film. The insulative body comprises at least a plurality of first terminals, the PCB is fixed at the rear-end of the insulative body, the protective film is adhered to the insulative layer of the flexible cable, and the flexible cable and the first terminals are electrically connected through the PCB; wherein a wire slot is defined by the PCB and the insulative body, whereby the protective film and the flexible cable are passed outwardly therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: BING XU PRECISION CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Jung CHEN
  • Patent number: 8585432
    Abstract: An optical transmission apparatus includes first and second circuit boards, and a connector. The first circuit board includes an optical transmission processing circuit, a first transmission line electrically coupled to the optical transmission processing circuit, a first pad on one surface of the first circuit board electrically coupled to the first transmission line, and a second pad on the other surface of the first circuit board electrically coupled to the first pad. The second circuit board includes a second transmission line of a layer of a multilayered structure, and a third pad on one surface of the second circuit board electrically coupled to the second transmission line and the second pad. The connector has an electrode disposed in two dimensions at a position to couple with the first pad in the case of the second circuit board is electrically coupled with the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Takatoshi Yagisawa
  • Patent number: 8523603
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a first connector and a second connector. The second connector is engageable with the first connector along a downward direction in a state where the first connector is below the second connector. The second connector includes a second contact, a second holding member and an operating portion. The operating portion is held by the second holding member so that a positional relation therebetween is kept when a force is applied to the operating portion along an upward direction and when a force is applied to the operating portion along a first horizontal direction perpendicular to the upward direction or a second horizontal direction opposite to the first horizontal direction. The second connector is removable from the first connector when a force is applied to the operating portion either along the upward direction or along the first or second horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamaji, Akira Kimura, Kazushi Kamata, Shuichi Ishida, Tomomi Sakata