With Mating Connection Region Formed By Bared Cable Patents (Class 439/495)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9166332
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector that has a function of enabling and facilitating a secure connection of an inserted substrate. A connector includes a housing, a contact point member, and a position determining member. The housing includes an insertion recessed portion into which a substrate is inserted. The contact point member includes a contact point portion connected electrically to a conductive portion of the substrate. The position determining member determines a position of the contact point member. The position is determined to connect the contact point portion to the conductive portion of the substrate and is driven by moving the contact point member to retract the contact point portion from the insertion recessed portion and inserting the substrate into the insertion recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Seiji Shimada
  • Patent number: 9160101
    Abstract: An electric connector including a housing having an insertion opening for a flat conductor, a connector terminal that is conductively connected to the flat conductor, an actuator having a pressing surface, and a shaft portion. The connector terminal is provided with a terminal portion that comes in contact with the flat conductor and a base end that supports the terminal portion. The terminal portion is provided with a front terminal that includes a front contact portion that is provided on an insertion opening side with respect to the shaft portion so as to face the pressing surface and a rear terminal that includes a rear contact portion that is provided on the rear side of the housing with respect to the pressing surface and at a position that is closer to the pressing surface with respect to the front contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Takane
  • Patent number: 9147959
    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: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yokoo
  • Patent number: 9130323
    Abstract: The flexible cable mounting structure of the Present Disclosure is a flexible cable connector comprising a housing, whereon a contact terminal is mounted that enables insertion and withdrawal of the flexible cable and contact with the flexible cable. An actuator that opens/closes is installed in such a way as to enable rotation on the housing. A fitting nail is furnished on the housing and fixes the housing to the PCB. The fully-assembled flexible cable connector, wherein the contact terminal, actuator, and fitting nail have each been mounted to the housing, passes through from the bottom to the top of the PCB, and the bottom of the contact terminal and bottom of the fitting nail are soldered to the lower surface of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Suk Min Kim
  • Patent number: 9112302
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a plurality of cables with a PCB comprises an insulating housing and a plurality of first and second contacts received therein. The insulating housing comprises a first mounting surface and a second mounting surface parallel to each other and a tongue portion extending downwardly in an up-to-down direction. The first mounting surface is lower than the second mounting surface in the up-to-down direction forming a stepped surface. The tongue portion extends far away from the stepped surface and comprises opposite periphery surfaces. The first contact comprises a first connecting portion on the first mounting surface and a first contacting portion extending along one periphery surface of the tongue portion while the second contact comprises a second connecting portion on the second mounting surface and a second contacting portion extending along the other periphery surface of the tongue portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fang-Jwu Liao, Yu-Hung Yen
  • Patent number: 9099822
    Abstract: A connector to be mounted on a board and connect a connection object to the board includes a housing into which the connection object is inserted through an insertion slot and multiple contacts each of which comes into contact with the connection object and the board. Each of the contacts includes a movable contact that comes into contact with a first surface of the connection object, a fixed contact that comes into contact with the board and includes fixing portions for fixing the fixed contact to the housing, and a connecting part that connects the movable contact and the fixed contact. Each of the fixing portions branches and projects from a signal transmission line provided between the connection object and the board. The movable contact is rotatable relative to the fixed contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED, FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Miki, Mitsuru Kobayashi, Takatoshi Yagisawa
  • Patent number: 9093795
    Abstract: A connector allows a sheet-like or plate-like object to be inserted thereinto. The object is, for example, an FPC or an FFC. The connector comprises a signal contact and a holding member. The signal contact and the holding member have the same shape as each other. Each of the signal contact and the holding member has a contact portion and a lock portion. Each of the contact portions has a non-angular shape which is suitable for a contact with the object. Each of the lock portions has an angular shape which is suitable for holding the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kenta Ashibu
  • Patent number: 9093790
    Abstract: A connector device includes a connector and a slider inserted into the connector. A terminal pressing portion of the slider is configured to press a terminal contact portion of a terminal of the connector before a tip end of a flat circuit body of the slider reaches a position of a tip end of the terminal in an insertion process of the terminal pressing portion into a slider fitting chamber of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 9088111
    Abstract: A battery connector, used to connect the battery and PCB, includes an insulating housing and a number of contacts received in the housing. Each contact is equipped with a retaining portion, a soldering portion extending downwardly from a lower edge of the retaining portion, and a contacting portion extending forwardly from a front edge of the retaining portion. A first notch is defined between a lower junction part which is formed between a lower edge of the retaining portion and a rear edge of the contacting portion and the first notch positioned beside the soldering portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gao-Bing Lei
  • Patent number: 9054451
    Abstract: An engagement amount of a latch lock part with respect to a signal transmission medium is sufficiently and constantly ensured by a simple configuration. A reference abutting surface having a stepped shape projecting toward an upper surface of the signal transmission medium compared with other part of an inner wall surface of a medium insertion path is formed at part of the inner wall surface of the medium insertion path facing the upper surface of the signal transmission medium, the upper surface of the signal transmission medium is caused to abut at least the reference abutting surface of the medium insertion path, and the position of the upper surface of the signal transmission medium is determined in the thickness direction while using the reference abutting surface as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Tateishi, Masataka Muro
  • Patent number: 9039442
    Abstract: A PCB assembly can be attached to hold one or more such assemblies. A resilient PCB housing holds a PCB by an interference fit while conductive wires are inserted into its wire cavity so that exposed portions of conductive wires make electrical contact with electrical traces of the PCB which is biased by wire insulation. Two conductors can be held by the PCB housing which are forced into electrical contact with the PCB when it is inserted into the resilient PCB housing which then biases such contacts. A switch can also be held by a switch interference fit with the resilient PCB housing such that its leads are biased against the PCB by the resilient PCB housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 9039441
    Abstract: An electrical connection terminal capable of reducing manufacturing cost of a connector and a probe, and preventing erroneous contact between the connection terminal and a continuity check pin at the time of a continuity check, and a connector using the same. The connection terminal includes a fixed piece to be fixed to a base of the connector, a coupling portion extending upward from the fixed piece, and a movable piece extending from the coupling portion in the direction facing the fixed piece. The connection terminal arranged side by side in the base further includes an extending portion for the continuity check provided in an end of the fixed piece, and a projection for the continuity check provided at an upper side of the movable piece or the coupling portion. The continuity check may be provided by use of the probe with two rows of check pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Takamori, Seiji Shimada, Shunsuke Akahori
  • Patent number: 9013870
    Abstract: An electrical assembly having controlled impedance signal traces and a portable electronic device comprising an electrical assembly having controlled impedance signal traces are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a portable electronic device, comprising an electrical assembly, comprising: a chassis made from a conductive material and forming a first ground plane; a first dielectric substrate layer overlaying the chassis; a first signal trace overlaying the first dielectric substrate layer; and a second dielectric layer overlaying the first signal trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Eric Gary Malo, Cameron Russell Steeves, Hassan Daniel Hosseinpor
  • Patent number: 8939790
    Abstract: A signal cable, a cable connector, and a signal cable connecting apparatus including the same facilitate connection of the signal cable to the cable connector. The signal cable includes a plurality of signal lines; a cable film which sheaths the plurality of signal lines; and a cable locking portion formed in the cable film, to releasably engage with a cable holder of a cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-woong Jung
  • Patent number: 8920183
    Abstract: To prevent, with a simple structure, deformation such as a twist of an actuator at the time of moving operation and easily check the operation state of an actuator to easily and reliably establish an electrical connection, inclined surface parts are provided at both end portions in a longitudinal direction in end faces on a rotational radial outer side of the actuator pinching or freeing a signal transmission medium to approximately uniformly act an entire pressing force of an operator over a full length of the actuator. With this, a situation that the actuator is pressed as being twisted is eliminated to achieve an excellent action of pinching the signal transmission medium and an easy and reliable visual check of the state of rotation of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Shimada, Masataka Muro