Including Connector Housing Surrounding Cable Patents (Class 439/499)
  • Patent number: 10128602
    Abstract: A method of assembling an electrical connector includes inserting an electric terminal with an attached wire to an initially inserted position in a wire opening defined by a connector body. The electric terminal is moved through the wire opening in an insertion direction relative to the connector body. The electric terminal is attached to the connector body in a seated position, wherein the wire is coaxial with the wire opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Bhupinder Rangi, Tulasi Sadras-Ravindra
  • Patent number: 10039182
    Abstract: An electronic transfer card is provided, including a bottom shell, an upper cover located above the bottom shell, and an accommodating cavity formed by enclosing the bottom shell and the upper cover and provided with a socket and a window, a first and second plastic component are arranged in the accommodating cavity, the first plastic component is clamped in the bottom shell and provided with a plurality of first connecting terminals capable of electrically contacting with a clip piece, the second plastic component is partly overlapped in the first plastic component, the first plastic component is provided with a plurality of second connecting terminals electrically contacting with the clip piece and an electric conduction portion capable of performing information transmission to an external electronic component, and electric conduction portion is electrically communicated with each of the second connecting terminals; an electronic device is further provided, comprising the above transfer card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: SHENZHEN TRONIXIN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, COMPONENT USER INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yongxiang Yu, Zhijun He, Tzu Han Wu
  • Patent number: 9954324
    Abstract: A coaxial cable terminator assembly includes an electrically insulative substrate carried by a non-conductive cap in a receiving area thereof. The substrate carries outer and inner termination connections and an electrically resistive connector that electrically connects the outer termination connection to the inner termination connection. Outer and inner contacts are electrically connected to the outer and inner termination connections, respectively. The outer and inner contacts are for electrically contacting coaxial outer and inner conductors, respectively, of the end of a coaxial cable for terminating the end of the coaxial cable, and the cap is for frictionally and non-conductively engaging the coaxial cable, when the end of the coaxial cable is inserted into the receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory L. Weipert
  • Patent number: 9893462
    Abstract: A connector (F) includes a housing (10), terminal fittings (72) fixed to front end parts of wires (71) and inserted into the housing (10) from behind and a slack holding portion (43) formed on the housing (10) and configured to hold the wires (71) drawn out backward from the housing (10) in a slackened state. If the wire (71) vibrates behind the housing (10), the wire (71) held in the slackened state by the slack holding portion (43) is resiliently deformed to change a curvature thereof near the housing (10). Vibration energy of the wire (71) is attenuated by the wire (71) itself being resiliently deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Youjirou Hashimoto, Kazuo Nakai
  • Patent number: 9847594
    Abstract: A cable connector with a first body, a plurality of terminals, and a plurality of wires is provided. The first body comprises a plurality of first slots and a plurality of second slots. The terminals comprise a plurality of first terminals and a plurality of second terminals. Each of the first terminals and the second terminals comprises a contacting zone, a fixing zone, and a riveting zone. The first terminals and the second terminals are respectively in the first slots and the second slots of the first body. Each of the wires having a connecting part corresponding to one of the riveting zones of the first terminals and the second terminals, and a part of some of the wires are covered by insulating layers. The connecting parts of the wires are connected with the riveting zones of the corresponding terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ENERGY FULL ELECTRONICS
    Inventor: Lingyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9818503
    Abstract: An electrical connection between two electrical harnesses is provided. The electrical harnesses include flexible printed circuits with embedded conductive tracks, each of which terminates in a receiving hole in a respective terminating region The terminating regions are connected together using conductive pins. The connection formation is then encapsulated by an encapsulating body formed of an insulating. The encapsulating body seals and protects the electrical connection, which is thus reliable and robust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Paul Broughton
  • Patent number: 9484689
    Abstract: A method associated with the related structures to prepare cable wires of a cable connector, comprising the steps of: extending a first type and a second type of cable wires through a wire spacer having a notch; securing the first and second types of wires to the spacer; bending the extended cable wires of the first type in the spacer notch; operating the extended cable wires of the second type; returning the extended cable wires of the first type; and operating the extended cable wires of both the first type and the second type. The second type may be coaxial cables and the operating steps on these coaxial cables may include steps of removing outer jackets and braidings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9472872
    Abstract: An electrical harness is formed from a flexible printed circuit board which provides a plurality of conductive tracks. The harness has one or more harness connectors at respective terminating regions of the flexible printed circuit board for joining the harness to complementary connectors. The or each harness connector includes a back-shell and one or more elongate terminals which are supported at a position within the back-shell such that, in use, when the harness connector joins with a complementary connector, the elongate terminals are presented for electrical connect at first ends thereof with mating terminals of the complementary connector. The or each terminating region of the harness has one or more receiving holes extending to respective conductive tracks of the harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Paul Broughton, Jonathan Wilson
  • Patent number: 9318859
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an insulator, a PCB, first terminals, second terminals, and a FFC. The PCB is inserted in the slot. The PCB includes a first conductive parts embedded in the first slot holes and second conductive parts embedded in the second slot holes. The second terminals comprise first contacting parts and second contact parts. The first contacting parts are electrically connected the second conductive parts of the PCB. The insulator further comprises a cable slot, which connects the second slot holes so that the second contacting parts of the second terminals extend into the cable slot, to which the FFC is inserted in. The ends of the conductors are electrically connected the second contacting parts of the second terminals. Thus the problem with the existing soldering technology is solved since soldering is not needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: BING XU PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-jung Chen
  • Patent number: 9017095
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable assembly comprises: a flexible flat cable having two opposite top and bottom surfaces, and defining a plurality of golden fingers exposed out of the top surface; and a base attached to the bottom surface of the flexible flat cable and defining a protecting portion formed on a front end thereof to shield front ends of the plurality of golden fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Da-Wei Xing, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9017094
    Abstract: In a coupling structure of a wiring member for coupling a plurality of connector terminals with the wiring member which is configured by arranging in parallel a plurality of flat-type conductors in a width direction thereof and covering an outer periphery of the flat-type conductors by an insulation member, the connector terminals are electrically coupled to the wiring member in an orthogonal manner so as to match to terminal pitches of a complementary connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8986031
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector in which insertion of a substrate up to a proper position enables achievement of an electrical connection between the substrate and a contact point member. The connector includes a housing with an insertion recessed portion into which a substrate is to be inserted, a contact point member that includes a contact point portion which is installed in the housing, protrudes into an insertion recessed portion, and is electrically connected to a conductive portion of the substrate to be inserted, and position determining member which moves the contact point member, when the substrate is inserted into the insertion recessed portion of the housing, in such a manner that the contact point member is retracted from the insertion recessed portion and then protrudes into the insertion recessed portion to make an electrical connection to a conductive portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Seiji Shimada
  • Patent number: 8864532
    Abstract: Communications jacks include a housing having a plug aperture, a plurality of input contacts, a plurality of output contacts, and a flexible printed circuit board that includes a plurality of conductive pads and a plurality of conductive paths that each electrically connect a respective one of the input contacts to a respective one of the conductive pads. The conductive paths are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive paths, and each output contact includes a spring-biased base and an insulation displacement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Wayne D. Larsen, Amid I. Hashim
  • Patent number: 8851905
    Abstract: A field-replaceable printed circuit board (“PCB”) cable assembly comprises at least one field-replaceable PCB, at least one cable, a connector with a plurality of beams, and top and bottom hood portions. A first end of the at least one field-replaceable PCB is attached to the at least one cable, and a second end of the at least one field-replaceable PCB is attached to the plurality of beams. The at least one field-replaceable PCB can be replaced by disassembling the hood portions, detaching the at least one field-replaceable PCB from the plurality of beams, and attaching at least one new field-replaceable PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: AirBorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Soubh, Jason Smith
  • Patent number: 8845360
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal connection device capable of suppressing deflection of a flexible integrated wiring. A terminal connection device for connecting a terminal portion of a flexible integrated wiring to a connector includes a first member having a mounting portion capable of mounting thereon the terminal portion, and an inclined portion formed in a rear end portion thereof located in an extending direction of the flexible integrated wiring; and a second member having a pressing portion formed so as to press the terminal portion, and a bending portion formed on a rear end portion located in the extending direction and formed along the inclined portion of the first member. The second member is formed so as to be attached to the first member in a state where the pressing portion presses the terminal portion and the bending portion bends the flexible integrated wiring along the inclined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 8827740
    Abstract: A waterproof connector (1) comprises: retainers (50) and (60) which include an inner receiving portion (91) formed on opposite surfaces (51) and (61) which face a wiring substrate (30); and a first seal member (70) which is filled in at least the inner receiving portion (91). An outer receiving portion (92) is formed on outer surfaces (55) and (65) and side surfaces (50d), (50e), (60d), and (60e) of the retainers (50) and (60). Defective portions (58) and (68), which pass from the outer surfaces (55) and (65) to the inner receiving portion (91), are formed in the retainers (50) and (60). The inner receiving portion (91) communicates with the outer receiving portion (92) at the side surfaces (50d), (50e), (60d), and (60e). The first seal member (70) includes: an inner seal portion (70a) which is received in the inner receiving portion (91); and; a defective seal portion (70d) and a side seal portion (70c) which are formed integrally with the inner seal portion (70a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kondo, Yasuo Takemura
  • Publication number: 20140242834
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20140220814
    Abstract: A connector includes a flat shaped flexible wiring and a slider having a terminal insert part and an attaching face. A terminal formed in the flat shaped flexible wiring is connected to a mating terminal of a mating connector at the terminal insert part. The terminal insert part includes a stepped part and a plurality of protruding parts which are respectively extended rearward from the stepped part so that face positions of upper faces of the protruding part are flush with a face position of the lower face of the front end part of the terminal insert part. The end part of the flat shaped flexible wiring is arranged in a surrounding part surrounded by the attaching face, the upper faces and the stepped part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Keishi Jinno, Kouichi Ohyama, Kazunori Miura
  • Patent number: 8794983
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an outer housing having two side arms extended from two opposite lateral sides of a holder base thereof and defining with the holder base a sliding space, a movable inner housing movable in and out of the sliding space and having two upright sidewalls at two opposite lateral sides of a bottom panel thereof and defining with the bottom panel a mating space, mating contact pins mounted at the bottom panel of the movable inner housing and partially suspending in the mating space, and a flexible connection interface electrically connected with the mating contact pins and extending out of the movable inner housing and the outer housing for connection to an external transmission interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Santa Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hsien-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 8657550
    Abstract: A crucible handling shuttle includes a pair of opposed dual crucible-gripping arms mounted on a rotatable head. The shuttle is removably plugged into a sliding block of a carriage to move between a furnace and a crucible loading station. The carriage includes mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic plugs or sockets which couple to mating sockets or plugs of the shuttle. A linear actuator extends between the carriage and the furnace base to raise and lower the carriage and shuttle coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Leco Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon C. Ford, Raghu Murthy
  • Publication number: 20140017935
    Abstract: A flexible flat cable assembly comprises: a flexible flat cable having two opposite top and bottom surfaces, and defining a plurality of golden fingers exposed out of the top surface; and a base attached to the bottom surface of the flexible flat cable and defining a protecting portion formed on a front end thereof to shield front ends of the plurality of golden fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: DA-WEI XING, JUN CHEN, JERRY WU
  • Patent number: 8622767
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulator, into which a thin plate-like object is removably insertable, including contact insertion grooves and partition walls positioned therebetween and contacts inserted into the contact insertion grooves, each of the contacts including first and second contact portions spaced from each other to allow the thin plate-like object to be inserted therebetween, and including a connecting portion connecting the first and second contact portions. At least one of the first and second contact portions contacts the thin plate-like object when inserted into the insulator. A hollow portion having a greater width than the contact insertion grooves is formed in each partition wall to superimpose part of each contact as viewed in a contact arranging direction, and the partition walls prevent each hollow portion from being communicatively connected with the contact insertion grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Connector Products Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumi Nakazura, Tomoyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 8585433
    Abstract: For connecting a mating connector in a first direction, a connector has a base, a cover, and a plate-like or sheet-like flexible connection member sandwiched between the base and the cover. The connection member includes a first portion extending in the first direction, a second portion extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, a bent portion formed between the first portion and the second portion, and an ear portion provided on the first portion. The ear portion is near the bent portion and increases the size of the connection member in a third direction perpendicular to the first and the second directions. The cover has an actuator portion facing an edge of the ear portion in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yosuke Honda
  • Publication number: 20130217261
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrical connector assembly which comprises an insulative body, a PCB and a base. The insulative body comprises a plurality of first terminals, and the base comprises a plurality of second terminals. The first terminals and the second terminals are electrically connected through the PCB; wherein the base is disposed with a movable member. When the movable member is in an open status, an FFC is inserted into the base. When the movable member is in a close state, the movable member presses against a plurality of conductors of the FFC to establish an electrical connection with the second terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: BING XU PRECISION CO. LTD.
    Inventor: BING XU PRECISION CO. LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130137293
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector for planar cables, which can reliably electrically connect a planar cable conductor and a mating terminal. The connector (1) for planar cables comprises: a planar cable (3) provided with a plurality of conductors; a connector housing (5) with an insertion port (31) where the planar cable (3) is inserted disposed on one side; and a fork-shaped mating terminal (7) that is inserted from the thickness direction of the planar cable (3) and electrically connected to a conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Miura, Kouichi Ohyama, Takatoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8382512
    Abstract: A body housing supports a plurality of terminals, and an end of a flat cable that includes a conductor-exposed portion is disposed in the body housing. The cover housing is attached to the body housing, and holds the plurality of terminals and a plurality of conductors so as to be sandwiched between the body housing and the cover housing. The terminals are provided with a raised portion that is formed such that a portion of the terminals protrudes, and the plurality of terminals and the plurality of conductors in the conductor-exposed portion are respectively welded together by performing resistance welding with the terminals and the conductors abutting against each other via the raised portion. This enables welding to be performed with a small current with regard to resistance welding of the plurality of terminals of the flat cable connector and the plurality of conductors of the flat cable, thus reducing power consumption during welding, and can also achieve stable welding quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Morita
  • Patent number: 8337242
    Abstract: A data cable includes a first connector, two bolts, a number of wires extending from the first connector, and at least one connector electrically connected to the wires. The first connector includes an insulated main body. The main body includes an elongated installing portion and a short connection portion extending from a rear side of the installing portion. Opposite ends of the installing portion each define a through hole, and opposite ends of the connection portion each define a receiving hole. The bolts are configured to be detachably received in the receiving holes, and operable to mount the first connector to an object via the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8323044
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulator, into which a thin sheet connection target is removably insertable, contacts, each provided with a fixed contact portion and a movable contact portion, and an actuator. Each fixed contact portion of the contacts is provided with a stopper protrusion and a hook portion provided on the stopper protrusion. Each movable contact portion of the contacts is provided with an engagement protrusion to be engaged with a cam portion formed in the actuator at the locked position. The actuator is provided with escape recesses, into each of which an end of the movable contact portions enter when the actuator is at the unlocked position. The actuator is provided with a rotation prohibition surface on a surface opposite to the escape recess, the rotation prohibition surface engaging with the hook portion from the fixed contact portion side when the actuator is at the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Kyocera Connector Products Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Tsunemura
  • Patent number: 8298002
    Abstract: A pair manager for use in securing a twin-axial cable to a printed circuit board is described. The pair manager comprises a generally block-shaped portion containing a pair of channels. The channels extend from the front face to the rear face of the block-shaped portion. An integral flange and a pair of integral fingers extend perpendicularly from the front face of the block-shaped portion. The flange extends generally from the center of the front face and the fingers extend from opposite edges of the front face. The fingers and flange function as a partial shield cavity around each pair of conductors. This design helps to maintain better impedance matching when connecting twin-axial cables to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, Surendra Chitti Babu, Mysore Purushotham Divakar, Paul B. DuCharme, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Paul W. Wachtel, David E. Urbasic, Nicholas G. Martino, Ronald L. Tellas
  • Patent number: 8282426
    Abstract: An electrical contact (10), in particular for an electronic control unit (50), includes a number of contact pins (56) and at least one electrical cable (14) which has a connector lug (28). The connector part (12) is accommodated in an interference fit (44) in a receiving chamber (40) of a housing part (36) that includes at least one contact strip (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Zweigle
  • Publication number: 20120252260
    Abstract: A SATA connector assembly is provided with an insulating housing, a plurality of data and power terminals, a PCB and an FFC, wherein the data and power terminals inserted in the insulating housing, the PCB secured to the insulating housing, the FFC soldered on the PCB, the data and power terminals are electrically interconnected the FFC by the PCB. The provision of the unitary construction feature of FFC can save the production cost due to its eliminating cable management equipment and the step of cable managing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: TING CHANG TSENG, Wen Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 8197281
    Abstract: A plug connector includes an insulating housing of which a rear surface is provided with a plurality of insertion holes, a plurality of terminals disposed in the insulating housing and each having a soldering tail projected beyond the rear surface of the insulating housing, and a propping lid which has a base block mounted against the rear surface of the insulating housing, and a plurality of insertion bolts protruded forwards from a front face of the base block for being inserted into the corresponding insertion holes to make the propping lid detachably mounted to the insulating housing. The soldering tails can be soldered with cables respectively by means of being positioned against a top and a bottom of the base block, or directly soldered onto a printed circuit board by means of demounting the propping lid from the insulating housing to set the soldering tails free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Lin Yang
  • Publication number: 20120122334
    Abstract: A cable assembly, comprising a housing, a plurality of conductive terminals received in the housing; a metal shell enclosing the housing; a cable electrically connected to the conductive terminals and a foil. The cable has a number of wires, a braided layer enclosing the wires and an outer insulative pin enclosing the braided layer, each wire has a conductor and an inner insulative pin enclosing the conductor, the braided layer is turned back and encloses a surface of the outer insulative pin. The foil encloses the braided layer which is turned back, and is sandwiched in the metal shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: PING-SHENG SU, FAN-BO MENG, QING WANG
  • Patent number: 8172602
    Abstract: A pair manager for use in securing a twin-axial cable to a printed circuit board is described. The pair manager comprises a generally block-shaped portion containing a pair of channels. The channels extend from the front face to the rear face of the block-shaped portion. An integral flange and a pair of integral fingers extend perpendicularly from the front face of the block-shaped portion. The flange extends generally from the center of the front face and the fingers extend from opposite edges of the front face. The fingers and flange function as a partial shield cavity around each pair of conductors. This design helps to maintain better impedance matching when connecting twin-axial cables to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, Surendra Chitti Babu, Mysore Purushotham Divakar, Paul B. DuCharme, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Paul W. Wachtel, David E. Urbasic, Nicholas G. Martino, Ronald L. Tellas
  • Patent number: 8137128
    Abstract: A SATA electrical connector extends a lateral rib and a longitudinal guiding portion from a base surface of an insulator. The insulator and the terminals have intimate engagements, for minimizing height and width of the entire structure. The electrical connector can be joined to another electrical connector for forming an electrical connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ant Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih Yu Hsueh, Jie Chen
  • Patent number: 8133071
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes an electrical connector, a flat cable, a flexible printed circuit electrically connecting the flat cable to the electrical connector, and a spacer fastened on the electrical connector for supporting the flexible printed circuit. The electrical connector includes an insulation housing and a plurality of terminals receiving in the housing and each of which has an tail exposed out of the housing. The flexible printed circuit includes a vertical connecting portion connected to the terminals of the electrical connector and a horizontal connecting portion separated from the vertical connecting portion and connected to one end of the flat cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Huang, Hao Tang, Zhi-Guo Wang
  • Publication number: 20110294341
    Abstract: A low profile flat printed circuit connector has a plurality of terminals supported along a support bar. The terminals are spaced apart from each other and extend lengthwise in a connector housing. The terminals have body portions that engage the support bar and body portions that extend forwardly thereof. Contact portions are joined to the body portions and extend rearwardly and terminate in free ends so that they form a series of cantilevered contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masanori Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8057253
    Abstract: A contact used in a cable assembly for connecting to cables includes a flat portion extending along a horizontal direction, a flat connecting portion forward extending from the flat portion, a pair of fastening arms respectively extending from two sides of the flat portion along a vertical direction and a mating portion formed by two curving pieces and respectively forwardly extending from the fastening arms; wherein said cables are soldered on the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Huang, David Ko, Hong-Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 8047865
    Abstract: A pair manager for use in securing a twin-axial cable to a printed circuit board is described. The pair manager comprises a generally block-shaped portion containing a pair of channels. The channels extend from the front face to the rear face of the block-shaped portion. An integral flange and a pair of integral fingers extend perpendicularly from the front face of the block-shaped portion. The flange extends generally from the center of the front face and the fingers extend from opposite edges of the front face. The fingers and flange function as a partial shield cavity around each pair of conductors. This design helps to maintain better impedance matching when connecting twin-axial cables to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, Surendra Chitti Babu, Mysore Purushotham Divakar, Paul B. DuCharme, Paul W. Wachtel, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, David E. Urbasic, Nicholas G. Martino, Ronald L. Tellas
  • Publication number: 20110159719
    Abstract: A flat cable connector includes an insulated housing, a plurality of conductor contacts regularly arranged in the housing at a predetermined interval pads of a flat cable are connected with the contacts, respectively, when the flat cable is inserted into the housing. The conductor contact includes a stationary portion secured to the housing and a movable portion integrally formed with the stationary portion being resiliently moved with respect to the stationary portion, the conductive pads of the flat cable come into contact therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicants: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED, FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koki Takahashi, Manabu Shimizu, Kazuya Orui
  • Patent number: 7959456
    Abstract: A connector (10) to be mounted in a metallic transmission case (C) has a base housing (20). Terminal fittings (40) have a wire connecting portion (41) and a terminal connecting portion (42) arranged in an L-shape. The terminal connecting portions (42) are inserted through the base housing (20) and the wire connecting portions (41) are arranged side by side on the base housing (20). A cover housing (30) is assembled with the base housing (20) to cover the wire connecting portions (41). Lock projections (22) and lock pieces (31) lock the cover housing (30) and the base housing (20) together. A wall (33) projects from the cover housing (30) toward the base housing (20) between adjacent wire connecting portions (41); and a groove (26) is provided in the base housing (20) at a position corresponding to the wall (33) and into which the wall (33) is press-fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinyu Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20110130030
    Abstract: A body housing supports a plurality of terminals, and an end of a flat cable that includes a conductor-exposed portion is disposed in the body housing. The cover housing is attached to the body housing, and holds the plurality of terminals and a plurality of conductors so as to be sandwiched between the body housing and the cover housing. The terminals are provided with a raised portion that is formed such that a portion of the terminals protrudes, and the plurality of terminals and the plurality of conductors in the conductor-exposed portion are respectively welded together by performing resistance welding with the terminals and the conductors abutting against each other via the raised portion. This enables welding to be performed with a small current with regard to resistance welding of the plurality of terminals of the flat cable connector and the plurality of conductors of the flat cable, thus reducing power consumption during welding, and can also achieve stable welding quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Makoto MORITA
  • Patent number: 7901219
    Abstract: In this connecting structure for auxiliary machinery and cable is a connecting structure, a plurality of conductors are surrounded by an insulating covering and arrayed in a flat configuration and an auxiliary machinery that attaches directly to this cable; and characterized in that the auxiliary machinery is provided with a housing being equipped with a board on which electronic components are mounted and to which a specific circuitry pattern has been formed, a connection terminal that is connected to the circuitry pattern on the board and to at least one conductor among the conductors of the cable, and a molded part for sealing the connections between the connection terminal of the housing and the conductors of the cable; and the cable is disposed so as to extend along the outside of the auxiliary machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Sakiyama, Takehisa Ide
  • Patent number: 7883359
    Abstract: A waterproof connector for a flexible substrate includes: a flexible substrate which includes an insulating film with a conductive pattern formed thereon; a connection terminal joined to the conductive pattern at a terminal section of the flexible substrate; a housing which accommodates the connection terminal; a retainer which includes a vertically assembled pair of members, a forward end thereof holding the connecting section of the conductive pattern and the connection terminal and a rear end thereof surrounding the flexible substrate; a hot-melt adhesive provided on an inner circumference of the retainer at non-joint areas with the flexible substrate and provided on an outer circumference of the retainer so as to make the flexible substrate and the retainer adhere closely to each other; engaging member provided in the outer circumference of the retainer; and receiving member provided in the housing. The engaging member and the receiving member are engaged together to fix the retainer and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Osaki, Yuji Ishitani, Masahiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20110008997
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes an electrical connector, a flat cable, a flexible printed circuit electrically connecting the flat cable to the electrical connector, and a spacer fastened on the electrical connector for supporting the flexible printed circuit. The electrical connector includes an insulation housing and a plurality of terminals receiving in the housing and each of which has an tail exposed out of the housing. The flexible printed circuit includes a vertical connecting portion connected to the terminals of the electrical connector and a horizontal connecting portion separated from the vertical connecting portion and connected to one end of the flat cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIEN-HSUN HUANG, HAO TANG, ZHI-GUO WANG
  • Publication number: 20100297872
    Abstract: A relay connector for connecting together two free ends of flat flexible cable (FFC) is provided with an insulative housing that has a body portion with two open ends that receive free ends of the FFC. The housing includes a terminal assembly disposed in its mid-section and this terminal assembly includes a base with terminals embedded therein. The terminals extend length-wise through the base and have their body portions held by the terminal assembly base so that free ends of the terminals are free to deflect under pressure. The terminals are formed so that their free ends extend at a slight upward angle. A sheet of a thermoplastic adhesive is interposed between the terminal assembly and the housing. Free ends of the FFC are pressed into alignment with the terminal ends under heat and pressure so that the adhesive becomes plastic and flows between the terminals into contact with the FFC. Once the adhesive cools and solidifies, the two free ends of the FFC are connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Yuichi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20100273341
    Abstract: An FPC connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) which has a bottom wall (10) and a pair of end walls (12) thereby forming a mating room (15) with a mating opening (14) located at a front face thereof, a plurality of terminals (2) disposed within the housing and having a contacting portion (210) extending into the mating room and at least one positioning portion (18) substantially located at a corner of the mating opening (14) and partially located upon the bottom wall (10) with a cantilever-shaped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: GUO-JIAN SHEN
  • Publication number: 20100190373
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flat cable connector including a set of flat cable with a contact portion, a connector body with a containing groove and a plurality of terminals, at least one fixing element and a cover. The fixing element is provided for fixing the flat cable into the containing groove, and the cover is fixed at the containing groove for protecting the terminal and the flat cable in the containing groove, while pressing the flat cable, such that the contact portion is securely contacted and electrically conducted with the terminal. The invention provides a flat cable connector featuring a convenient and quick installation, a secured structure and an easy way of changing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Kun Yeh
  • Patent number: 7762835
    Abstract: A connector housing assembly comprises a foil, an upper connector housing part having a lower face that faces an upper surface of the foil and a lower connector housing part having an upper face that faces a lower surface of the foil. The lower face of the upper connector housing part or the upper face of the lower connector housing part has an opening forming a recess that accommodates at least a part of a connector contact and the foil. At least one of the upper connector housing part or the lower connector housing part has at least one protruding component and each protruding component is inserted through a respective hole in the foil. The upper connector housing part and the lower connector housing part are drawn to each other by the protruding component which engages a holding means that abuts a surface thus exerting a retention force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Helianthos B.V.
    Inventors: Paulus M. G. M. Peters, Jozef M. T. Lenssen, Auke G. Talma
  • Patent number: 7744403
    Abstract: A connector for electrical cables includes a tubular housing of electrically conductive material, an inner housing of electrically insulating material, and a plurality of electrical contacts positioned in the inner housing. The electrical contacts are configured to be connected to a conductor of an electrical cable and include two sides, each side having a discontinuous contact positioning feature. Optionally, the inner housing includes a substantially hollow center wall having a plurality of wall reinforcement ribs. A terminated cable assembly includes the connector for electrical cables and an electrical cable electrically connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alexander W. Barr, Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, George R. Hare, Jesse A. Mann