With Shield, Ground Conductor Or Ground Commoning Means Patents (Class 439/497)
  • Patent number: 10374349
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems, methods, and apparatuses configured to secure physical interface ports (or sockets) of an electronic device through physical lock and key mechanisms. In at least one implementation, a system is provided for locking a physical port or socket of an electronic device. The system includes a lock for insertion into a port or socket of the electronic device. The lock includes a structural interface member that is configured to align with a selected port or socket of the electronic device into which the lock is to be inserted. The lock further includes an exterior fascia that is affixed to the structural interface member, and a detent that holds the lock in place within the port or socket. The system also includes a key for disengaging the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SOL PALS, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Glen Gustaveson
  • Patent number: 10355419
    Abstract: Connector systems may include a connector receptacle and connector plug or insert. The connector receptacle may include a tongue. A first plurality of contacts may be formed on a top surface of the tongue. A first ground pad may be located on a top surface of tongue, and a shield may be formed around the tongue. The connector insert may include a housing and a conductive shield around the housing behind a leading edge of the connector insert. A front edge of the shield may be folded into an opening at the leading edge. In other examples, the receptacle shield may include one or more fingers. These fingers may contact the connector insert shield to form a ground path. One or more of these fingers may engage openings in the insert shield to provide a retention force between the connector insert and receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Mahmoud R. Amini, Nathan N Ng, Min Chul Kim, Colin Abraham
  • Patent number: 10348032
    Abstract: A connector that is attached to ends of cables includes a substrate and a locator that is connected to the substrate. The substrate includes two electrode arrays and a positioning portion and the locator includes two through hole arrays and a positioning portion. Each of signal cable(s) of a shielded cable and cables other than the shielded cable is inserted through one corresponding through hole among through holes. The substrate and the locator are mutually positioned by the positioning portions thereof. Each of conductive wire(s) included in the signal cable(s) of the shielded cable and conductive wire(s) included in the cable(s) other than the shielded cable is connected to one corresponding electrode among electrodes. The cables are fixed to the locator with an adhesive which is applied to one part of the locator. An end of a shielding material which covers the signal cable is positioned in the vicinity of the locator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamaguchi, Masaki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10276989
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module enclosed within a metallic inner shell. The inner shell is formed by stamping and forming, and includes opposite first and second side walls in a vertical direction, and a pair of end walls opposite to each other in the transverse direction and linking the opposite first and second side walls in the vertical direction. Each end wall includes a first arm extending rearwardly from a rear edge and a second arm intimately located beside the first arm either in a unitarily folded manner or a discretely soldered manner. The second arm is located outside of the corresponding first arm in the transverse direction wherein the first arm forms a first mounting leg and the second arm forms a second mounting leg extending through an insulative outer shell which is overmolded upon the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cai-Yun Zhang, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10232186
    Abstract: A method includes placing a plastic connector block housing portion into a connector block cavity of a header; placing a coil spring into the connector block housing portion; and connecting a metallic termination member to the coil spring and positioning the metallic termination member to be exposed outside the plastic housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Moira B. Sweeney, Michael J. Kane, James Fouhy
  • Patent number: 10224651
    Abstract: A receptacle connector is mounted on a board and is to be connected to a plug connector. An insulative housing is to be fitted to a housing of the plug connector. A plurality of electrically conductive contacts is arranged on the housing and connected to terminals (ground terminal and signal terminal) on the board, and are to be connected to electrically conductive contacts of the fitted plug connector. Among the plurality of contacts, at least one of a first contact and a second contact is configured so that the position at which the contact is in contact with a terminal (signal terminal or ground terminal) on the board can be adjusted, the first contact being connected to the signal terminal on the board, and the second contact being connected to the ground terminal on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10199778
    Abstract: High speed connector inserts and cables having improved heat conduction, high strength, and may be manufactured in a reliable manner. One example may provide a connector insert having several paths by which heat may be removed from circuitry in the cable insert. In one example, heat may be removed from one or more circuits by forming a thermal path between a circuit and a shield of the connector insert. Another path may include one or more pads on a side of an integrated circuit board that are soldered directly to the shield. A braiding surrounding a cable may be soldered or otherwise thermally connected to the shield. Another example may provide a cable having a braiding that includes one or more types of fibers, such as aramid fibers. Another example may provide for increased manufacturability by using a wire comb and a solder bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Paul Yuan, Joshua J. Pong, Joseph Tang
  • Patent number: 10165671
    Abstract: A paddle card construction disclosed for use in connecting electronic devices together. The paddle card takes the form of a circuit board that has a plurality of conductive contact pads arranged thereon in pairs. The contact pads of each pair are spaced apart from each other to provide a pair of points to which cable wire free ends may be terminated, such as by soldering. The spacing of the pads apart from each other in effect reduces to amount of capacitance in the cable wire termination area on the circuit board, thereby reducing the impedance and insertion loss in that area at high frequencies. The contact pads of each pair may be further interconnected together by a thin, conductive trace that extends lengthwise between the contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Alan Bugg
  • Patent number: 10153594
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an elongated insulative housing; plural contacts secured to the housing; an upper shell attached to the housing, the upper shell having a latching piece (12) secured to a middle portion of the housing; and a lower shell attached to the housing and connected to the upper shell at both end portions thereof in a longitudinal direction, the lower shell having a protruding piece (22) secured to the middle portion of the housing, wherein the upper shell includes a connecting piece (13) secured to a middle portion of the lower shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Yang-Tsun Hsu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan
  • Patent number: 10135205
    Abstract: In a communication cable having a multi-core cable with a plurality of core cables in which a pair of signal lines are covered with an insulator, in which the insulator is covered with a shield tape, and in which the shield tape is covered with a wrapping tape, and having a connector formed on an end portion of the multi-core cable, the communication cable further has a substrate to which each core cable is connected; a first joint portion at which the signal line and the substrate are solder-joined to each other; a second joint portion at which the shield tape and the substrate are solder-joined to each other; and a resin portion which molds a connection portion between the core cable and the substrate, and the connection portion excluding the first joint portion and the second joint portion is molded by the resin portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Nonen
  • Patent number: 10096950
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes: a first cable end connector (200) including an insulative support (210), plural contacts (211) insert molded with the insulative support, and a front insulative body (20) mounted to the insulative support, the contacts including a pair of USB 2.0 signal contacts (2110), plural power contacts (2111), plural ground contacts (2112), and a detection contact (2113); a second cable end connector (300) including an insulative base (30) and plural contacts (31) insert molded with the insulative base, the contacts including a pair of signal contacts (311), a power contact (312), and a ground contact (313); a cable (400) connected therebetween, the cable including a detection wire (404) connected to the detection contact; and a physical resistor (25) connected between the detection wire of the cable and the power contact; wherein the insulative base is of a larger size than the insulative support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 10084244
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly, including: a body; a signal terminal and a non-signal terminal accommodated in the body, the signal terminal having a first wire-bonding end extending outside the body, and the non-signal terminal having a second wire-bonding end extending outside the body; a shielding sheet provided on the body, and having a soldering portion extending outside the body; a signal cable having a first core laser soldered to the first wire-bonding end, and a shielding layer wrapping on the first core and electrically connected with the soldering portion to form a contact area; and a non-signal cable having a second core and a second insulating layer wrapping on the second core. A front end of the contact area is flush with a rear end of the second insulating layer or is located behind it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wen Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10056718
    Abstract: A connector system having a plurality of high-speed connector modules, an anti-decoupling connector shell, and a multi axis backshell is provided. The high-speed module provides a low signal degradation electrically conductive signal path for terminated wires of twisted pairs of wires. The high-speed module additionally provides for dense placement of the terminated wires within the connector shell. The connector shell provides an anti-decoupling mechanism to prevent decoupling of the connector shell from a socket type connector shell resulting from typical forces applied to the connector shell. The multi-axis backshell provides mechanisms to toollessly adjust the angle of the various components making up the backshell which in turn provides a specifically angled path for cables contained within the backshell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PIC Wire & Cable, Inc.
    Inventors: Phong Dang, Phong Thao
  • Patent number: 10039192
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates an ultra-thin dual-channel flexible circuit bridge connector including a dual-channel flexible circuit board, a first connection interface and a second connection interface. The dual-channel flexible circuit board includes, in a sequential order, a first insulating layer, a first circuit layer, a second insulating layer, a ground layer, a third insulating layer, a second circuit layer and a fourth insulating layer. The first connection interface and the second connection interface can be used to link two extend interface cards spaced apart by various distances, thereby forming a bridge status. The ground layer between the first circuit layer and the second circuit layer can be served as a common reference plane for dual-channel high frequency signal transmission and provide shielding and isolating effect, so as to satisfy the requirement for working bandwidth to satisfy the requirement for characteristic impedance, reduce skin effect, reduce EMI and crosstalk interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: WIESON TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiang-Long Hu, Wen-Sheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9985377
    Abstract: An electronical connector includes an insulation body and first and second conductive terminals. The insulation body includes a basal part, a middle part and a front end part defining a socketing space. The insulation body defines first and second terminal slots, with both communicating with the socketing space. The first terminal slot is positioned in the middle part and on an inner surface of a lower wall of the front end part. The second terminal slot is positioned in the middle part and on an inner surface of an upper wall of the front end part. The first and second conductive terminals are individually positioned in the first and second terminal slots. The first and second conductive terminals each include a contact part, a connection part, and a welding part. The contact part is positioned in the socketing space and the welding part protrudes out of the basal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DEREN ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junlan Peng, Nanlv Tian, Zhudong Huo, Xiaolei Shi, Weiping Xiao, Tony Zhu, Tadashi Kosuga
  • Patent number: 9917407
    Abstract: In one general aspect, an apparatus can include an output cord segment including an LVDS connector disposed in a housing and an HDMI connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Colleen Mischke, Maurice Alou, Philip Lee Ly
  • Patent number: 9793585
    Abstract: Battery systems and modules having external thermal management systems are provided. In one embodiment, a battery module includes a housing and at least one electrochemical cell disposed within the housing. The battery module also includes a thermal interface having a first side in contact with the at least one electrochemical cell. The battery module also includes a heat sink in contact with a second side of the thermal interface. The thermal interface is adapted to enable heat transfer from the at least one electrochemical cell to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kem M. Obasih, Robert J. Mack, Gary P. Houchin-Miller, Jason D. Fuhr, Richard M. DeKeuster
  • Patent number: 9793631
    Abstract: A flexible circuit to wire transition member and method which transitions wires connected to a standard wire termination connector to a flexible circuit. The transition member includes a housing with a flexible circuit receiving recess provide proximate a first surface of the housing. A wire receiving recess is provided in the housing proximate a first surface of the housing. A contact extends between the flexible circuit receiving recess and the wire receiving recess, the contact provides an electrical connection between a flexible circuit received in the flexible circuit receiving recess and a wire received in the wire receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS UK LTD.
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Kyle Gary Annis, Eric Douglas Springston, II, Mitchell Kunane Storry, Robert John William Hudd, Jonathan Mark Eyles, Philip James Hammond
  • Patent number: 9748682
    Abstract: Actuation systems and lithographic apparatus which address the issue of uncontrolled return of common mode currents are provided. In an embodiment such systems aim to prevent the occurrence of corona and discharge between high voltage electric cables in low pressure environments. An exemplary actuation system includes an actuator module, a power source and power transmission cables. The actuator module includes an electrical motor and a first plurality of shielded cables configured to connect to the electrical motor at one end. The actuator module is located in a low pressure environment and each shield of the first plurality of cables is grounded. The transmission cables electrically connect the first plurality of cables with power supply, and include an extra cable configured to connect each shield of the first plurality of cables with the first extra cable, via a choke so as to provide a return path for common-mode currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Damen, Martinus Jacobus Coenen, Hermannus Antonius Langeler
  • Patent number: 9722369
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing, a dielectric body, a plurality of terminals integrally molded to the dielectric body, a shielding plate and a plurality of metal elements. The shielding plate is integrally molded to the dielectric body. The dielectric body together with the terminals and the shielding plate is assembled to a rear end of the insulating housing. The metal elements are mounted to a top surface and a bottom surface of the dielectric body. Each of the metal elements has a base plate, and a touch portion extended from the base plate. The base plates of the metal elements are mounted to the top surface and the bottom surface of the dielectric body, respectively. A tail end of the touch portion contacts the shielding plate. One side of the touch portion contacts one of the grounding terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Ching Hsu, Pei-Yi Lin, Kuo-Chin Lin, Han-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 9698516
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a connector. The connector includes a top cover, a connecting plate, and a base. The top cover includes a top cover body and a first arc member. A first end of the first arc member is arranged on a side surface of the top cover body. A removable thin plate is arranged inside the first arc member. The connecting plate includes a connection section and a protruding section. The top cover body and the base are engaged and connected to form a cavity. The connection section is arranged inside the cavity. The connection section is connected to the base. A first end of the protruding section is connected to the connection section and a second end of the protruding section protrudes from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NINGDE CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Huang Yincheng, Xiang Yanhuo
  • Patent number: 9666964
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulator and a blanking contact set. The insulator includes a tongue portion and an insulator rear end. The blanking contact set includes a plurality of blanking contacts. At least one of the blanking contacts includes a connecting portion, a contacting portion, and a soldering portion. The connecting portion is combined with the insulator. The contacting portion extends from the connecting portion toward the tongue portion and stretches out of a first surface of the tongue portion. The soldering portion extends from the connecting portion toward the insulator rear end and stretches out of the insulator rear end. A central axis of the contacting portion is spaced from a central axis of the soldering portion by an offset. The connecting portion connects the contacting portion and the soldering portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Long Fei Chen, Rui Su, Chien-Tsung Chuang
  • Patent number: 9634422
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a chamber, a number of terminals mounted in the insulative housing, and an insulative block mounted to the insulative housing. Each terminal includes a mounting section mounted in the insulative housing, a contacting section protruding forwards from the mounting portion, and a soldering section protruding backwards from the mounting portion. The contacting sections are exposed to the chamber. The insulative block has a number of guiding ribs and a number of stopping ribs located behind the guiding ribs respectively. Two adjacent guiding ribs define a receiving slot for receiving the soldering section. The stopping rib has a top blocking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Xiao Fan, Zhi-Yong Zhou
  • Patent number: 9590361
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly comprises an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing and including a grounding contact, a cable and a connecting member, each of the contacts defines a soldering portion, the soldering portions are arranged in two rows spaced along a vertical direction, each row of the soldering portions includes one part of the grounding soldering portion, the cable includes a plurality of coaxial wires to electrically connect with corresponding contacts, each coaxial wire includes an inner conductor, a inner insulative layer enclosing the inner conductor, a braiding layer enclosing the insulative layer, and an outer insulative layer enclosing the braiding layer, the connecting member is electrically connected with the parts of the grounding soldering portion and the braiding layers of the coaxial wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao Fan, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9525223
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a mating tongue defining top and bottom surfaces thereon. Each surface is provided with a plurality of conductors in one row wherein the characters/categories of the conductors on the top surface are sequentially arranged to be same with those on the bottom surface with a pair of power conductors in two notches at two lateral side edges. The corresponding receptacle connector mounted upon a printed circuit board, defines a receiving cavity to receive the mating tongue therein. Opposite top and bottom rows of contacts are respectively located by upper and bottom sides of the receiving cavity and categorized essentially in a same sequence with the conductors of the plug connector for respectively connecting to the corresponding conductive pads, respectively. A pair of power contacts are located by two lateral sides of the receiving cavity to couple to the corresponding power conductor portions in the notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Chun-Yi Chang, Stephen Sedio, Ming-Lun Szu
  • Patent number: 9478878
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly for mating with a mating connector in two directions includes a PCB, a cable, and a housing. The PCB includes a front end portion, a rear end portion, and a middle portion. The front end portion includes some front conductive pads, while the rear end portion includes some rear conductive pads. The PCB includes an upper surface and a lower surface. The cable includes some coaxial wires and single wires. All the coaxial wires are soldered on one surface, and all the single wires are soldered on another surface of the PCB. Part of the rear conductive pads soldered with the coaxial wires are electrically connected to the front conductive pads on the upper surface through a layer of conductive path, while the other rear conductive pads are electrically connected to the front conductive pads on the lower surface through another layer of conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9472910
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a receptacle connector and a flippable pug connector for connecting with a cable. The receptacle connector includes a terminal module assembly defining a mating tongue loading with two rows of contacts on opposing surface of the mating tongue and a metallic shell retained on the terminal module assembly and enclosing the mating tongue, thereby defining a mating cavity between the metallic shell and the mating tongue. The plug connector includes an insulating housing defining a center slot with side walls and two rows of contacts on the side walls and a metallic shell attached to an outer periphery of the insulating housing. The mating cavity of the receptacle connector is configured to be symmetrical to a horizontal center line without orientation limits so as to allow the plug connector to be mated in two opposite orientations, and the center slot receives the mating tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Shuo-Hsiu Hsu, Chih-Kai Yang, An-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 9466930
    Abstract: A plug connector mateable with the receptacle connector, includes an insulative housing enclosed in a metallic shell, defining a receiving cavity to receive the mating tongue, and equipped with a plurality of contacts on opposite sides in the vertical direction. A latch forms a pair of locking heads extending into two opposite lateral sides of the receiving cavity to lock with a shielding plate embedded within a mating tongue of the complementary receptacle connector during mating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Wei-Hao Su, Cheng-Chi Yeh, Yuan Zhang, Ming-Lun Szu, Chi-Tung Kuan
  • Patent number: 9397447
    Abstract: To allow easy and reliable establishment of electromagnetic shielding regarding a portion connected to a circuit board with a simple structure, a shield plate provided to a fit-in holding member which keeps a state of fitting in a counterpart connector externally covers board connection legs of counterpart contact members and, simultaneously with an operation of rotating the fit-in holding member when connectors fit together, electromagnetic shielding with respect to the board connection legs is immediately established. Also, a ground connecting units provided to the fit-in holding member are connected to ground connection conductive paths provided at positions near the board connection legs of the counterpart contact members, thereby obtaining favorable electromagnetic shielding characteristics. Also, a connected state at the board connection legs can be favorably confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaki Kurachi
  • Patent number: 9385478
    Abstract: High speed connector inserts and cables having improved heat conduction, high strength, and may be manufactured in a reliable manner. One example may provide a connector insert having several paths by which heat may be removed from circuitry in the cable insert. In one example, heat may be removed from one or more circuits by forming a thermal path between a circuit and a shield of the connector insert. Another path may include one or more pads on a side of an integrated circuit board that are soldered directly to the shield. A braiding surrounding a cable may be soldered or otherwise thermally connected to the shield. Another example may provide a cable having a braiding that includes one or more types of fibers, such as aramid fibers. Another example may provide for increased manufacturability by using a wire comb and a solder bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Paul Yuan, Josh Pong, Joseph Tang
  • Patent number: 9350090
    Abstract: A coaxial cable assembly including a plurality of first and second wires of different diameters and a grounding member. Each wire defines a central conductor, an inner insulative layer, a shielding layer, and an outer insulative layer. The grounding member surrounds the plurality of wires and electrically connect with the shielding layers of the wires. The grounding member includes a first grounding piece and a second grounding piece having opposing first and second grooves, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Zhuang-Zhi Wu
  • Patent number: 9350120
    Abstract: To make it possible to connect a flat signal-transmission medium to a plug connector efficiently and surely with a simple configuration where the number of components are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Aoki
  • Patent number: 9343832
    Abstract: To make it possible to connect a flat signal-transmission medium to a plug connector efficiently and surely with a simple configuration where the number of components are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Aoki
  • Patent number: 9306334
    Abstract: A plug connector (100) includes a shell (10) and a printed circuit board (20) received in the shell. The printed circuit board includes a grounding layer (22), a conductive layer (21) disposed at a first side of the grounding layer, and an insulative layer (23) disposed therebetween. The conductive layer includes a pair of grounding traces (210), and a signal channel disposed between and isolated with the grounding traces. The signal channel includes a signal mating portion (221) disposed at a front portion. Each of the grounding traces includes a grounding mating portion (211) disposed at a front portion. Each of the grounding mating portions has a front end extending beyond the signal mating portion. The printed circuit board includes a pair of connecting traces (214). Each of the front ends of the grounding mating portions directly connects with the grounding layer by corresponding one of the connecting traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian-Jun Zhu, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9281621
    Abstract: An HDMI cable, an HDMI connector and an HDMI interface for a high-definition video/audio apparatus are provided. The HDMI interface includes the HDMI connector and the HDMI cable. The HDMI connector includes a connecting terminal having an extending cable terminal arranged in parallel in a main body. The HDMI cable includes at least one connecting unit consisting of a plurality of parallel metal wires. An insulating unit covers an outside of a face of the connecting unit, in such a manner that the metal wires are parallel and isolated from each other. The present invention is using design of single row of the connector terminal and single row of the HDMI cable, to simplify an HDMI interface structure and reduce size and weight, and manual identification is not required for pin bit definitions, which simplifies production process, reduces the manual work, and greatly improves production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Nanlv Tian, Jianyun Tang, Minhua Lu, Shijun Liu, Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 9257797
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) includes a cover (8) defining an outer cavity (822), a shielding cage (7) defining an inner cavity (712) and being mounted into the outer cavity, an inner board (20) assembled in said inner cavity, and a cable (5) assembled onto the inner board. The inner board includes a top surface (38), a bottom surface (37) and two side surfaces (31). The side surface has a first ground pad (310) adapted to connect with the shielding cage, the bottom surface has a second ground pad (33) adapted to connect with the cable, and the top surface has a third ground pad (343) adapted to connect with the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Qi Kuang, Qing-Man Zhu, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9112301
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a cable includes a PCB and a fixed element for holding the PCB. The PCB includes several first contacting fingers and second contacting fingers electrically connected to each other at different sides along a first direction. The first and second contacting fingers are respectively arranged along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to be disposed in two rows. The second contacting fingers are connected to the cable. Wherein said PCB is longer than said fixed element so as to expose first contacting fingers at a front side of the fixed element along the first direction and form a mating port for a mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Tung Chang
  • Patent number: 9077096
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that are simple to assemble, provide a good ground contact path, avoid marring of both inserts and receptacles, and can be arranged to fit in a device enclosure. These receptacles may include a subassembly that is inserted into a hollow tongue. The subassembly may include a first number of contacts that are insert molded in a housing, as well as a second number of contacts. The tongue may further include ground contacts on its sides and top. The tongue may cover edges of at least some contacts to prevent marring of both the connector receptacle and connector insert. The shell of the connector receptacle may be formed around a portion of the connector receptacle to assist in fitting the receptacle in a device enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George Marc Simmel, Zheng Gao
  • Patent number: 9070958
    Abstract: Battery systems and modules having external thermal management systems are provided. In one embodiment, a battery module includes a housing and at least one electrochemical cell disposed within the housing. The battery module also includes a thermal interface having a first side in contact with the at least one electrochemical cell. The battery module also includes a heat sink in contact with a second side of the thermal interface. The thermal interface is adapted to enable heat transfer from the at least one electrochemical cell to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kem Obasih, Robert J. Mack, Gary P. Houchin-Miller, Jason D. Fuhr, Richard M. DeKeuster
  • Publication number: 20150147906
    Abstract: A contact ribbon configured to connect a cable to a substrate includes a plurality of signal contacts, a ground plane, and at least one ground contact extending from the ground plane. The plurality of signal contacts are connected by a support member, and the support member is removable after the plurality of signal contacts are connected to the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Richard GUETIG, Brian Richard VICICH, Andrew Robert COLLINGWOOD, Travis Scott ELLIS
  • Patent number: 8979576
    Abstract: Provided is a cable connector, a cable assembly, and a method of manufacturing the cable assembly, in which electric characteristics are stabilized by suppressing elastic deformation of a cable for differential signal transmission, and besides, which is easily connectable by reducing the number of parts. In a ground contact, an outer-conductor adhering portion which is protruded from a side wall portion of a connector main body and which is adhered with an outer conductor by a conductive adhesive is provided. In this manner, elastic deformation of a cable for differential signal transmission is suppressed, so that electric characteristics can be stabilized. Also, connecting work between the outer conductor and the ground contact can be simplified as reducing the number of parts. Further, the cable for differential signal transmission is not exposed to a high temperature of soldering or others, and therefore, thermal deformation thereof does not occur, either.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nonen, Yosuke Ishimatsu, Kei Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8956167
    Abstract: A cable end connector includes an insulating housing defining a rear cable-location portion thereof, a plurality of conductive terminals including contacting portions and terminal portions located in the rear cable-location portion, a plurality of cables each having wires and a connecting bar defining a first touching end and a second touching end. The wires of the cable overlap the terminal portions one by one except one wire and one terminal portion. The first touching end overlaps one terminal portion and the second touch end overlaps said one wire so as to establish an electrical connection through the connecting bar between said one terminal portion and one wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Feng-Jun Qi
  • Patent number: 8920188
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for providing a connection between a connector and a flex cable. In one embodiment, the connector scheme comprises: a flex ribbon having first and second sides, the first side being opposite the second site, where the flex ribbon has one or more traces on the first side and a ground plane on at least a portion of the second side; and a connector into which the flex ribbon is inserted to make an electrical connection thereto, where the connector has a metal shell in electrical contact with the ground plane while having contacts in electrical contact with the one or more traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20140364004
    Abstract: A transmission module includes a connector component including a connector side substrate having a terminal component including a ground terminal and a data terminal, and a signal processing component mounted on the connector side substrate for processing a high frequency signal having a frequency higher than that of a data signal inputted or outputted via the data terminal; and a transmission cable component for transmitting the high frequency signal including a cable side substrate having a flexibility on which a cable side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal and a signal line to which the high frequency signal is transmitted are formed, the cable side ground layer being disposed at least at lower and upper sides of the signal line as a part including the cable side ground layer of the cable side substrate is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunao ONIKI
  • Patent number: 8900007
    Abstract: A cable connector and a cable assembly in which electrical characteristics are stabilized by suppressing elastic deformation of a cable for differential signal transmission, and besides, which are easily connectable by reducing the number of parts, and a method of manufacturing the cable assembly are provided. Respective ground contacts and respective signal line contacts positioned between the respective ground contacts through a space are provided in a connector main body. Front-side arm portions and rear-side arm portions mutually extending toward the respective signal line contacts are integrally provided with end portions of the respective ground contacts protruded from a side wall portion of the connector main body. And, under a state that respective signal line conductors are arranged in the respective signal line contacts, an outer conductor is held by the front-side arm portions and the rear-side arm portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nonen, Yosuke Ishimatsu
  • Patent number: 8897003
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus 10 connected to a peripheral device through a cable includes a main body unit 20 having a connector on a bottom portion 20a of the main body unit 20, a base unit 40 that is set on the main body unit 20 in a tiltable manner, a tilting unit 60 that turns the main body unit about a vicinity of the bottom portion of the main body unit with respect to the base unit when tilting is performed, and a cable holder 80 that defines a position of the cable in a vicinity of the connector and suppresses movement of the cable accompanying the tilting operation between the defined position and the connector, wherein the cable holder is attached to the tilting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
    Inventor: Noboru Ishii
  • Patent number: 8851922
    Abstract: An electrical connector device includes a first connector including a first metal shell member; and a second connector to be mounted on a board and including a second metal shell member. The second connector includes an opening portion for receiving a fitting portion of the first connector in a fitting direction. The second metal shell member includes a ground connecting portion to be contacted with the board and a ground contacting member situated in a cut hole. The ground contacting member is arrange to be capable of contacting with the first metal shell member. The ground connecting portion is arranged partially on a first imaginary straight line perpendicular to the fitting direction and a second imaginary straight line in parallel to the fitting direction so that the cut hole is not situated on the first imaginary straight line and is situated partially on the second imaginary straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8834197
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprises a metallic housing defining a receiving room and a number of protruding plates formed in the receiving room, and a printed circuit board received into the receiving room. The printed circuit board defines a front mating portion and a rear terminating portion defining a number of slits formed thereon for the protruding plates to pass through. And a cable comprises a plurality conductive wires electrically connected with the printed circuit board and spaced apart from each other by the protruding plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Chien-Chiung Wang, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 8796083
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling the channel length in a thin-film transistor (TFT). The method forms a printed ink first source/drain (S/D) structure overlying a substrate. A fluoropolymer mask is deposited to cover the first S/D structure. A boundary region is formed between the edge of the fluoropolymer mask and the edge of the printed ink first S/D structure, having a width. Then, a primary ink is printed at least partially overlying the boundary region, forming a printed ink second S/D structure, having an edge adjacent to the fluoropolymer mask edge. After removing the fluoropolymer mask, the printed ink first S/D structure edge is left separated from the printed ink second S/D structure edge by a space equal to the boundary region width. A semiconductor channel is formed partially overlying the first and second S/D structures, having a channel length equal to the boundary region width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Ulmer, Kanan Puntambekar
  • Patent number: 8794995
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly, comprising comprises: a plurality of contacts (2) defining a plurality of first contacts (27) which may be used as power contacts and a plurality of second contacts (28), an insulative housing (1) molding outside the contacts (2), a flat-shaped cable (3) connecting with the contacts (2), the cable (3) comprises a plurality of coaxial wires arranged along the level direction, each coaxial wire comprises a plurality of inner conductors (30), two inner conductors (30) are connected with a first contact (27), and one inner conductor (30) is connected with a second contact (28), a metallic shell (4) shielding outside the insulative housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu