With Mating Connection Region Formed By Bared Cable Patents (Class 439/495)
  • Patent number: 11289241
    Abstract: A shielded flat cable including conductors 110, a lower insulating layer 122 bonded on lower surfaces 112 of the conductors 110, a lower dielectric layer 132 bonded on a lower surface 122a of the insulating layer 122, a lower shield layer 142 bonded on a lower surface 132a of the lower dielectric layer 132, a terminal T in which the conductors 110 are exposed at an end in a longitudinal direction, a reinforcing plate 160 bonded on the lower surface 122a of the lower insulating layer 122 and the lower surfaces 112 of the conductors 110 at the terminal T, and a grounding member 170 bonded on a lower surface 162 of the reinforcing plate 160 and a lower surface 142a of the lower shield layer 142 to be electrically coupled to the lower shield layer 142 is provided, wherein the grounding member 170 extends to under the terminal T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chiaki Kojima, Tatsuo Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11287695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sealing frame, a backlight module, and a display device. A supporting portion is disposed in a first placement slot of the sealing frame configured to accommodate a flexible printed circuit board such that when the flexible printed circuit board experiences a pulling force during assembling thereof to the backlight module, supporting portion supports the flexible printed circuit board and prevents flexible printed circuit board from suffering an excessive pulling force and transferring the force to the liquid crystal display panel to result in variation of a portion of a cell gap of the liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 11244882
    Abstract: To provide a socket for electrical component that allows an electrical component to be easily accommodated and to be able to be accommodated and be used even if the electrical component is large. The IC socket 10 comprises a socket body 13 accommodating an IC package 11; a cover member 15 for pressing the IC package 11; and a lever member 17 for pressing the cover member 15. The cover member 15 and the lever member 17 are rotatably connected to the same side end side of the socket body 13, and a pressing means 25, for pushing down the cover member 15 by closing the lever member 17 at the state that the cover member 15 is closed, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Hachuda
  • Patent number: 11245211
    Abstract: A connector includes: an insulator that includes a first main surface being a surface that faces a cable, and a rear surface being a surface on an opposite side of the first main surface; a contact that electrically connects the cable and a substrate; and an actuator that is rotatable about a rotation axis parallel to the substrate. The actuator includes a plate-shaped side wall that intersects with the rotation axis. The side wall includes a base portion including a second main surface that is a surface that faces the first main surface when the actuator is rotated in a direction closer to the cable, and a recognition portion that protrudes from the base portion. A distance from the rotation axis to a leading end of the recognition portion in a direction orthogonal to the second main surface is larger than a distance from the rotation axis to the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 11146018
    Abstract: A conductor connection terminal with at least one spring-loaded clamping connection for connecting an electrical conductor, wherein the conductor connection terminal has at least one housing with a conductor insertion opening for inserting the electrical conductor to be connected, a busbar, a clamping spring with a clamping arm for clamping the electrical conductor to the busbar in a contact area on the busbar, and a pivotable actuation element for actuating the clamping spring, wherein the actuation element has at least one actuation handle for a manual actuation and at least one bearing plate which is connected to the actuation handle and via which the actuation element is rotatably mounted on at least one component of the conductor connection terminal, wherein the actuation handle is accessible from the outside on an actuation side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Hans-Josef Koellmann
  • Patent number: 11108175
    Abstract: Provided are terminal-free connectors for flexible interconnect circuits. A connector comprises a housing chamber defined by at least a first side wall and a second side wall oppositely positioned about the base. An edge support is positioned at each of the first side wall and the second side wall. The edge supports allow for precise placement of the flexible interconnect circuit inside the housing chamber. A cover piece is coupled to the base via a first hinge, and is configured to move between a released position and a clamped position. The cover piece includes a clamp portion securing the flexible interconnect circuit against the edge supports in the clamped position. A slider may be configured to move between an extended position and an inserted position within the housing chamber, and may include a convex upper surface configured to urge the flexible interconnect circuit upwards in the inserted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CelLink Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Michael Coakley, Malcolm Parker Brown, Mark Terlaak, Will Findlay
  • Patent number: 11030572
    Abstract: Stock cards with machine readable tags are placed on article packaging in a point of inventory. When an employee wishes to order an article, the employee selects a state switch on the stock card to place an order for a predefined quantity. The machine readable tag of the stock card generates an order for a predefined quantity of the identified article. The order is sent to a fulfillment server which processes the order and sends it to the appropriate supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LogiTag Systems LTD.
    Inventor: Shlomo Matityaho
  • Patent number: 10958004
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes wiring with multiple wires. Each wire has a conductor covered in insulation. The insulation includes webbing that interconnects the wires to one another. The insulation has an aperture that provides a first locating feature. The wires have a stripped portion that exposes the conductors. A housing receives the stripped portion. The housing includes a projection that provides a second locating feature that cooperates the first locating feature to orient and locate the stripped portion within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: David R. Peterson, Joseph Sudik, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10928421
    Abstract: A handheld differential contact probe includes a housing configured to be held in a hand of a user, a pair of probe arms carried by the housing, and a pair of opposing probe tip assemblies each carried by one of the respective probe arms and each having a probe tip circuit coupled to a probe tip at a distal end thereof. A probe tip span adjustment mechanism is carried by the housing and coupled to the pair of probe arms, and configured to adjust a span between the probe tips. A ground path mechanism is coupled between the probe tip circuits of the respective probe tip assemblies, and includes a pair of curved conductive ribbon springs each coupled at an outer end thereof to a respective probe tip circuit, and each curved conductive ribbon spring slidably engaging each other at a respective inner end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Swaim
  • Patent number: 10886647
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a socket for an electronic device includes a housing and pins connected to the housing. The housing includes a base extending laterally and having an inner face and an outer face; a riser connected to the base and extending away from the outer face; a wall extending laterally, connected to the riser, and having an exterior face and an interior face that faces the outer face of the base; mounting ports extending through the base from the inner face to the outer face; and exit ports extending through the wall from the interior face to the exterior face. Each pin includes a portion extending at least partially though one mounting port; a portion extending between the base and the wall; and a portion extending through one exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Wang, WeiFeng Zhang, YanLong Hou, Ben Wu, Miao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10879633
    Abstract: A connector housing comprises a body, an outside surface of the body having a pair of opposite mounting surfaces, a first contact surface, and a second contact surface, and a mounting portion disposed on each of the mounting surfaces. The mounting surfaces, the first contact surface and the second contact surface are perpendicular to each other. A distance between the mounting portion and the first contact surface is equal to a distance between the mounting portion and the second contact surface. The connector housing is interchangeably mounted with the first contact surface on a circuit board or with the second contact surface on the circuit board by a same mounting mechanism engaging the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaozhi Fu, Ming Shi, Hongtao Jiang, Yong Yang, Yuquan Chen, Leshu Yang
  • Patent number: 10868377
    Abstract: An electrical spring contact is provided. The electrical spring contact includes a connection portion configured to couple the electrical spring contact to a printed circuit board, a bulge portion, a bend portion having a substantially U-shaped configuration, and an inclined portion extending from the bend portion at an angle relative to a plane that is substantially parallel to the connection portion. The connection portion, the bulge portion, the bend portion, and the inclined portion are formed from a single conductive contact material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Brent B. Lybrand
  • Patent number: 10847911
    Abstract: An electrical connector for receiving an FFC/FPC includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals, a pair of retaining pins, and a metal cover. The insulating housing includes a main body and a pair of shoulder parts. Each shoulder part has a guiding bump, and a pre-pressing board. An oblique-entry space is formed between the guiding bump and the pre-pressing board. The pair of retaining pins are respectively fixed in the pair of shoulder parts. A bottom end of the retaining pin is exposed from the bottom surface of the insulating housing. The metal cover is slidably disposed on the top surface of the insulating housing, and includes a top pressing plate and a pair of side sliding rails. A front end of the top pressing plate has a pressing rib. The metal cover is movably arranged between an initial position and a pressed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BELLWETHER ELECTRONIC CORP.
    Inventor: Ung-Liang Chi
  • Patent number: 10833438
    Abstract: Apparatus including an elongated body to couple with a surface mount connector to reduce or prevent deformation of the surface mount connector during soldering of the surface mount connector to a substrate, the surface mount connector including a connector housing having a first end portion and a second end portion. In one implementation, the elongated body may include: a first body end portion forming a first tab insertable into a first portion of a socket defined by the first housing end portion; and a second body end portion forming a second tab insertable into a second portion of the socket defined by the second housing end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jian Miremadi, David A. Moore, John Norton, Eduardo F. Velazquez
  • Patent number: 10804652
    Abstract: Plural contacts include other ends on which first substrate connections that are connected to the signal electrodes of a substrate are formed. A shell includes an upper plate that covers the whole of the plural contacts on the substrate. Side plates block both ends of the first substrate connections in an array direction (x-axis direction) between the upper plate and the substrate and include edges which face the substrate and on which second substrate connections connected to the ground electrode of the substrate are formed. A back plate blocks the fronts of the first substrate connections with respect to contactors between the upper plate and the substrate and includes an edge which faces the substrate and on which third substrate connections connected to the ground electrode of the substrate are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masataka Muro
  • Patent number: 10777922
    Abstract: The invention discloses a flat wire direct coupling connector for buckling a fixing device and for connecting to a flat wire, which comprises a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion. The first connecting portion can be buckled on the fixing device by a first hook of the first connecting portion, and a first aligning unit of the first connecting portion and the second aligning unit of the second connecting portion are moved in the opposite position. Thereafter, a second hook of the second connecting portion is inserted into the first opening of the first connecting portion and a third hook of the second connecting portion is inserted into a second opening of the first connecting portion for the flat wire to be inserted into the side edge of insert from at least one of a first insertion opening and a second insertion opening of the second connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Chiao-Yun Huang, Shien-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 10716221
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing an electronic device. The method includes providing a panel to a stage, providing a circuit board, aligning the circuit board so that first pads of the circuit board face a first pad area of the panel and second pads of the circuit board face a second pad area of the panel, and compressing a first portion of the circuit board on which the first pads are arranged to the first pad area of the panel. The aligning of the circuit board occurs via by external contact on one surface of the first portion of the circuit board and one surface of the second portion of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-hee Lee, Sang-hoon Back, Daeho Yang, Seungjoo Lee, Myung-gil Choi, Taeyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10673155
    Abstract: A terminal, wherein, the lower and upper arms have a plurality of integral lower flexible arms and integral upper flexible arms respectively, which include at least a first lower and upper flexible arm and a second lower and upper flexible arm that are elastically displaceable independently of each other, the lower striking portions each have a first and second lower striking portion formed on a first and second lower flexible arm respectively, the second lower striking portion at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first lower striking portion, and the upper striking portions each have a first and second upper striking portion formed on a first and second upper flexible arm respectively, the second upper striking portion at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first upper striking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shohei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10468796
    Abstract: An electrical connector, including an insulating body having a base and a tongue extending forward from the base. Multiple terminals are arranged on the tongue at intervals to form at least one row, each terminal having a contact portion exposed from a surface of the tongue. A middle shielding sheet is insert molded in the tongue, and located closer to a middle position of the tongue than the contact portion in a vertical direction. Two recesses are provided backward from a front edge of the middle shielding sheet. A spacer portion is formed between the two recesses of the middle shielding sheet and embedded into the tongue. In a transverse direction, the middle shielding sheet has a through-hole between at least one recess and a side edge of the middle shielding sheet. A front edge of the spacer portion extends forward beyond a front edge of the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wen Wei Lin, Li Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10454080
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector having a plurality of terminals configured to be mated with a control module connector associated with a battery module and a multi-wire planar cable extending from the connector along a cable axis. The multi-wire planar cable has a plurality of flat wires terminated to corresponding terminals and a common jacket for the plurality of flat wires. The flat wires have exposed terminating portions at a sensor end of the multi-wire planar cable for termination to different voltage sensors associated with corresponding buss bars. The terminating portions are staggered along the cable axis. The multi-wire planar cable is angled such that the cable axis is non-parallel to a cell stack-up direction of the battery cells with the exposed terminating portions being aligned along a terminating axis generally parallel to the cell stack-up direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Corporation, TYCO Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Weiping Zhao, Haifeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10431916
    Abstract: Housing includes: insertion part into which a connection target is inserted; a plurality of first grooves provided inside insertion part so as to align along an alignment direction being perpendicular to the insertion direction of the connection target, first contact parts being respectively disposed in first grooves; a plurality of second grooves provided inside insertion part so as to oppose to first grooves, second contact parts being respectively disposed in second grooves; first partition wall partitioning adjacent first contact parts; and second partition wall partitioning adjacent second contact parts. At least one of first partition wall and second partition wall has a height dimension in a direction perpendicular to both the insertion direction and the alignment direction, the height dimension being smaller at least at one end in the alignment direction than at a portion between opposite ends in the alignment direction in order to reduce capacitance between contact parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Narutoshi Hoshino, Masanori Ohkita, Katsutoshi Tohjo
  • Patent number: 10345952
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a driving layer and a sensing layer. The driving layer has a first top surface and a driving layer edge. The first top surface has at least one first connecting region. The driving layer edge surrounds the first connecting region and there is a first distance between the first connecting region and the driving layer edge. The sensing layer is disposed on the first top surface of the driving layer. The second top surface of sensing layer away from the driving layer has at least one second connecting region. The sensing layer edge of the sensing layer surrounds the second connecting region, and there is a second distance between the sensing layer edge and the at least one second connecting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TPK Touch Systems (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Hsin Chang, Bin Zhong, Che-I Wu, Fuding Wang, Lixian Chen, Yongbin Ke
  • Patent number: 10236607
    Abstract: A contacting device having a carrier and at least one contacting unit, wherein the carrier has a bottom side and a top side, the top side of the carrier having a plurality of mutually insulated conductive tracks, the contacting unit having a plurality of contact elements that at least partially are formed of an electrically conductive material and in each case are mutually electrically insulated, each contact element along a longitudinal axis being composed of at least one fixing section and a contacting portion adjoining the fixing section, each fixing section being supported on the top side of the carrier, having a first contact surface and being positively and conductively connected to one of the conductive tracks, each contacting portion having a distance to the top side varying between zero and a maximum distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TDK-Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Kaufmann, Johannes Gutmann, Mike Kunze, Klaus Heberle, Till Feger
  • Patent number: 10205260
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a housing, first and second conductive contacts arranged on the housing, and an actuator provided to be rotatable for taking up first and second stations selectively and to have a pressing portion for pressing down a flat circuit device put partially in the housing to contacting portions of the first and second conductive contacts, wherein the actuator has an engaging portion and a projecting portion, the first conductive contact has a supporting portion for engaging with the engaging portion of the actuator so as to support the actuator, and the second conductive contact has a stopper portion for engaging with the projecting portion of the actuator so as to prevent the projecting portion from shifting in a direction opposite to an insertion direction along which the flat circuit device is inserted into the housing to be put partially in the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10186806
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector that allows a contact and a member that is to be connected to the contact to be brought into contact with each other in a more uniform manner, realizes more reliable insulation from a board, and achieve a reduction in height. A partner connection member 4 that is displaced in an insertion direction D1 is inserted into a fitting portion 25 of a housing 6 of an electrical connector 3. A contact 5 is fitted into the fitting portion 25 by being displaced relative to the housing 6 in a direction that is parallel with the insertion direction D1. The contact 5 includes: a first contact portion 11 that is configured to be brought into contact with a conducting portion 2c of a circuit board 2; a second contact portion 12 that is configured to be brought into contact with a conducting portion 4b of the partner connection member 4; and a connecting portion 13 that connects the first contact portion 11 and the second contact portion 12 to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Naemura
  • Patent number: 10135186
    Abstract: An electrical connection device includes: a first insulating body; a first conductor is accommodated in the first insulating body, a foremost end of a lower surface of the first conductor is provided with a lower edge, and a contact area extends backward from the lower edge; a second mating element including a second conductor located below the first conductor and provided with a front edge and a rear edge and a top surface connected to the front edge and the rear edge; an elastic body located above the first conductor; and a pressing member presses the elastic body and provides a downward acting force such that the first conductor downward abuts the second conductor, the contact area is fully attached to the top surface, the lower edge is located between the front edge and the rear edge and abuts the top surface, and the rear edge abuts the contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yong Jun Dai, Zuo Feng Jin, Tung Ming Ho
  • Patent number: 10103460
    Abstract: The terminal block includes a movable operation feeling generating member (60) which generates an operation feeling according insertion of a conductor portion into an accommodating portion (12) from a first opening portion (111), and a first protruding portion (63) disposed in the accommodating portion to be capable of coming into contact with the movable operation feeling generating member being rotated by the insertion of the conductor portion into the accommodating portion from the first opening portion after the conductor portion and a terminal electrode portion (20) are changed from the non-connected state to the connected state. The movable operation feeling generating member includes a first contact portion (61) capable of coming into contact with the conductor portion inserted into the accommodating portion, and a second contact portion (62) which has a second protruding portion (70) generating the operation feeling by coming into contact with the first protruding portion (63).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Ono, Taijiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9876297
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing that has a fitting chamber with an insertion opening for a flat conductor in the upper surface thereof and whose lower side is placed on a circuit board, a locking spring that locks the flat conductor, and an unlocking member. The locking spring is provided with a housing fixing portion, an elastic arm that is rotationally displaced about the housing fixing portion away from the flat conductor, an engaging piece that engages with a locking portion of a through-shape provided in the flat conductor, and a sliding contact portion that comes into oblique sliding contact with the unlocking member displaced by a pressing operation, rotates the elastic arm, and extracts the engaging piece from the locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Takane
  • Patent number: 9780472
    Abstract: Occurrence of unnecessary conduction or damage upon insertion of a plate-shaped signal transmission medium can be prevented by a simple configuration. The rigidity relation between a medium abutting portion and a coupling beam portion of a contact member is configured so that a contact point portion of the contact member is positioned in the interior of a contact housing portion in a stage before a plate-shaped signal transmission medium is sandwiched when the plate-shaped signal transmission medium is to be inserted to the interior of a medium insertion path along a medium guide surface of an insulating housing. By virtue of this, the contact point portion of the contact member is configured to be maintained in a state in which it is lowered below the medium guide surface upon insertion of the plate-shaped signal transmission medium so that the contact point portion of the contact member does not contact the plate-shaped signal transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Ishimaru
  • Patent number: 9755339
    Abstract: A connecting structure includes a flat circuit body, a slider that is attached to a vicinity of a distal end portion of the flat circuit body, and a connector which includes a slider containing portion and a terminal arrangement portion. When the slider is connected to the slider containing portion, conductors of the flat circuit body are electrically connected to the connection terminals of the terminal arrangement portion. The slider has a narrow width end portion whose width at the distal end is smaller than width of the flat circuit body so that side edges of the distal end of the flat circuit body are projected from the narrow width end portion. The slider containing portion has a positioning face which contacts with one of the side edges of the distal end of the flat circuit body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Keishi Jinno, Kouichi Ohyama, Kazunori Miura
  • Patent number: 9735503
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing 3 accommodating at least one of a conductive contact 5; an insertion opening 4 to which a flat cable 2 can be inserted, the insertion opening 4 being provided in front part of the housing 3 and being defined by upper and lower walls 33 and 32 of the housing 3 at the top and bottom; and a lever 6 which is provided in the back part of the housing 3 and is turned to bring the contacts 5 into pressure contact with the flat cable 2 and establish electrical continuity therebetween. The contact 5 includes a first contact 5A which is engaged with the housing 3 at such a position that press-fit forces produced in the direction orthogonal to the press-fit direction when the contact 5A is press-fitted into the housing 3 are not in the same straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Tohjo
  • Patent number: 9640886
    Abstract: In a fitting confirmation construction, a lock arm is provided in a housing of a first connector. The lock arm includes a lock wall inclined and disposed at a front end of the lock arm in a direction from the first connector toward the second connector; a deflection space formed at a rear of the lock wall in the direction; and an operation plate disposed on the deflection space. A confirmation opening is provided in a rear wall of the housing, and has a height equal to a height of the deflection space. A lock projection is provided on a second connector to be brought into engagement with the lock wall. A rear end face of the operation plate is exposed to a rear outside of the housing of the first connector through the confirmation opening, only in a state where the lock arm is deflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 9585244
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, first and second terminals, and a third terminal. The housing accommodates an end portion of a circuit board, the first and second terminals respectively contact first and second contacts among a plurality of contacts arranged side by side on a first side of the end portion of the circuit board. The third terminal contacts a third contact on a second side of the end portion of the circuit board opposite to the first side, and the third contact is arranged at a position facing the first contact with the circuit board therebetween. A support body of dielectric material supports a position on the second side facing the second contact with the circuit board therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takatoshi Yagisawa
  • Patent number: 9531096
    Abstract: A multiple-piece FPC connector disposes an insulation seat and a cover separately to constitute a multiple-piece structure, and buries entirety or part of an electric conduction terminal set into an insert molding mold of the connector insulation seat prior to the insert molding for the connector insulation seat to perform joining of the connector insulation seat and the electric conduction terminal set, such that fixation for the electric conduction terminal set is achieved without plug equipment. Thereby, complexity of making the FPC connector is reduced, and the issues of electric conduction terminal dropping and residual stress of insulation seat are solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HARUMOTO TECHNOLOGY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih-Chieh Chen, Yi-Gen Lyu
  • Patent number: 9525226
    Abstract: An electrical connector is to be connected to a flat conductive member. The electrical connector includes a housing including a receiving portion for receiving the flat conductive member; terminals arranged in the housing in a terminal arrangement direction; and a movable member rotatable between an open position and a close position relative to the housing. The movable member includes an engaging portion for engaging an engaged portion when the movable member is situated at the close portion. The movable member includes a pressure receiving portion for abutting against the engaged portion when the movable member is situated at the open portion. The movable member includes a passing allowing space between the engaging portion and the pressure receiving portion for allowing the engaged portion to pass through. The engaged portion passes through the passing allowing space when the movable member is rotated toward the close position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichiro Tamaki
  • Patent number: 9425522
    Abstract: The present invention is a circuit board connector, and the circuit board connector comprises an insulative block and at least one electric connecting bar. The insulative block has a supporting surface. The at least one electric connecting bar is mounted through the insulative block, and each electrical connecting bar has two terminals bent to the supporting surface. Each of the terminals has a bending part and a welding part, and the welding part is close to the supporting surface. When two circuit boards are connected, the welding parts of the terminals of the electric connecting bar are welded with bond pads of each of the circuit boards to electronically connect the circuit boards, and the insulative block is connected to the circuit boards to fix the circuit boards. Therefore, the circuit boards can be fixed and electronically connected for forming a large circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: LUXUL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Yung-Ta Hung, Cheng-Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 9425528
    Abstract: A connector for a flat connecting member having a plurality of circuits includes a terminal provided at an end portion of the flat connecting member and a resin slider that can be assembled to the terminal. When the terminal penetrates through the slider, in the process of this penetration, assembly holes of the terminal are fitted with locking projections of the slider and the assembly of the connector is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keigo Tsubo
  • Patent number: 9391383
    Abstract: A connector is connectable with a plate-like or sheet-like object having an upper surface and a lower surface in an up-down direction. The upper surface is formed with an upper signal line. The lower surface is formed with a lower signal line. The connector comprises a first terminal, a second terminal, an insulator member and a housing. The first terminal has an upper-jaw portion and a lower-jaw portion. The upper-jaw portion is provided with an upper contact point. The lower-jaw portion is provided with a lower receiving portion. The second terminal is provided with a lower contact point and a press portion. When the object is connected to the connector, the insulator member is sandwiched between the press portion and the lower receiving portion to insulate the first terminal and the second terminal from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Keisuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9379467
    Abstract: An optical connector is disclosed. The optical connector includes a cable having formed therein an optical waveguide, a plug having the cable connected thereto, and a connector housing configured to mount thereon the plug. The cable is provided with a cable-side guide portion. The plug is provided with a plug housing which has a plug-side guide portion and is attached to the cable. Either one of the cable-side guide portion and the plug-side guide portion is configured as a protrusive convex portion, and the other guide portion is configured as a concave portion so that the convex portion is press-fitted into the concave portion, thereby achieving a positioning of the cable and the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Akihiro Shimotsu, Masayuki Arai
  • Patent number: 9373907
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable includes conductive wires disposed on a first surface of an insulation layer, and a cover shield covering an opposite second surface and side surfaces of the insulation layer. An electrical connector includes an insulation case defining an insertion space for receiving an insertion portion of the flexible flat cable, conductive terminals disposed on the base and contacting respectively with the conductive wires, and a ground unit. The ground unit includes a contacting portion disposed in the insertion space and contacting with the cover shield of the flexible flat cable, and a conductive portion extending out of the insulation case for grounding the flexible flat cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Winstron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Feng Chiang, Cheng-Hao Lee, Tung-Huang Kuo
  • Patent number: 9287641
    Abstract: In a connector including: a housing having a first fitting portion and a second fitting portion to which a flat cable and mating connector are fitted, respectively; and a contact held in the housing and having a first contacting portion a second contacting portion making contact with the flat cable and mating connector, respectively, the contact has first and second arm portions, one end of the first arm portion connects to one end of the second arm portion with a U-shaped portion, a non-connection sides of the first and arm portions interpose the flat cable, the first contacting portion is provided at or in the vicinity of a tip of the first arm portion, and the second contacting portion is formed on at least one of the first and second arm portions and is positioned between the U-shaped portion and the tips of the first and second arm portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Norio Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9281593
    Abstract: A connector is for connection to a plate-like connection object. The connector includes contacts, a housing holding the contacts, and an operating member for connecting the connection object to the contacts. The operating member has a pair of rotating shaft portions spaced apart from each other in a right-left direction and is rotatably supported by the housing so as to be displaceable between an initial position and a connecting position. The housing has a receiving portion which is open upward. The receiving portion is adapted to receive, from obliquely front, insertion of the connection object and to receive the operating member when the operating member is in the connecting position. The housing further has protruding portions in the rear part of the receiving portion for preventing upward warping of the connection object. The protruding portions are located between the pair of rotating shaft portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yosuke Honda
  • Patent number: 9236686
    Abstract: A connector device includes a connector and a slider to be inserted into the connector. A connector housing of the connector has a rib configured to come into contact with a position corresponding to a depression between contacts of a flat circuit body before a top end of the flat circuit body reaches a position of a top end of a terminal and guide the top end of the flat circuit body to a position higher than the top end of the terminal in a process of inserting an insertion guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 9225097
    Abstract: A connector is connectable with a sheet-like or plate-like object having an end. The connector comprises a base member, a contact and an actuator. The contact is held by the base member. The actuator is supported by the base member so as to be openable and closable. The actuator is selectively locatable at a contact guard position, an open position and a keep position. When the actuator is closed to the contact guard position under a state where the object is not mounted on the mount surface, the guard portion is, at least in part, located under the mount surface in the up-down direction while the guard portion hides the contact point so that the contact point is unable to be seen when the connector is viewed from the front thereof in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yokoo
  • Patent number: 9225088
    Abstract: A card edge connector for being retained into a notch of a print circuit board includes an insulative housing defining a central slot extending along a longitudinal direction, a first wall and a second wall located on the opposite sides of the central slot and a fitting portion extending downwardly into the notch from a bottom portion of the first wall, the fitting portion defining a plurality of first terminal slots and the second wall defining a plurality of second terminal slots. A plurality of first terminals are received in the first terminal slots, and a plurality of second terminals are received in the second terminal slots. Each first terminal defines a first retaining portion received in the first terminal slot and a first soldering portion extending out of the housing forwardly, each second terminal defines a second soldering portion rearwardly extending out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Hsu, Zhen-Hua Wang, Feng-Lan Liu
  • Patent number: 9214761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connector for a data or telecommunication cable comprising several wires with a contact carrier, comprising connection contacts for a plug-in connection and with connecting contacts, connected thereto in an electrically-conducting fashion, for the wires of the cable, and with an accepting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MCQ TECH GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Mueller, Eduard Becker
  • Patent number: 9190776
    Abstract: A quick lock connector assembly has a female connector and a male connector. The female connector has a first insulative housing, multiple first terminals, an outer casing and a locking lever. The locking lever is mounted pivotally on the outer casing and has two locking pins. The male connector is engaged detachably with the female connector and has a second insulative housing and multiple second terminals. The second insulative housing has two locking recesses selectively engaged respectively with the locking pins. The locking lever is able to quickly lock the male connector on the female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ching Lee, Conrad Yee Yang Choy, Jian-Li Guan, Ya-Ping Liang, Ta-Teh Meng
  • Patent number: 9190747
    Abstract: A circuit-terminal connecting device comprising an electrical connector having an insulated housing mounted on a main circuit board and a plurality of resilient contacts arranged on the insulated housing, and a flat circuit member having a reinforced portion attached to a reinforcing board member operative to engage with the insulated housing of the electrical connector, wherein each of the resilient contacts has a board connecting portion provided to be connected to a first circuit-terminal provided on the main circuit board, a fixable portion provided to be fixed to the insulated housing, and a resilient arm portion extending from the fixable portion and provided with a contact point for coming into press-contact with a second circuit-terminal provided on the reinforced portion of the flat circuit member and a locking portion for engaging with the reinforcing board member to lock the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Tateishi
  • Patent number: 9184522
    Abstract: A latch apparatus for retaining a flexible circuit cable within a receptacle mounted on a circuit board comprises a latch body having a second planar side comprising opposing alignment pins positioned at a first edge and a second edge of the body. A second end of the body comprises alignment protrusions extending from the second end in a first direction. The second end also comprises clamping protrusions extending from the second end in the first direction. The clamping protrusions are a distance from the alignment protrusions equal to a thickness of the circuit board. A latch member extends from the second end. The latch member comprises a linear clip surface extending from the latch in a direction perpendicularly away from the second planar side, and the linear clip surface runs in a second direction and has a length less than a width of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew D. Savoy, Glenn M. Keenan
  • Patent number: 9166319
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board connector includes a contact having a separable mating interface mounted to a contact pad of a flexible circuit board and a terminating end terminated to a wire. A housing holds the contact and has a main body including a wire barrel configured to receive the wire. A clip is coupled to the housing with an intermediate space between the clip and the main body. The clip is movable between an open position and a closed position. The intermediate space is configured to receive the flexible circuit board when the clip is in the open position, and the clip and housing are configured to capture the flexible circuit board when the clip is in the closed position. The spring beam is configured to be electrically connected to the contact pad when the clip is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Raymond Gingrich, III, Matthew Edward Mostoller