Jumper (or Short Circuiting Coupling Part) Patents (Class 439/507)
  • Patent number: 10387609
    Abstract: A method for determining a loading current of a circuit board is provided. In the method, outline positions of metal regions and hollowed regions in each of the metal regions are recorded. Metal widths corresponding to scan lines in circuit board are calculated in a sequence, so that a minimum metal width on each of the scan lines is acquired. According to the minimum metal width, a maximum loading current of each of the metal regions is calculated. In addition, a method and a system for filtering manufacturers are provided. A processing apparatus of the system analyzes the maximum loading current and manufacturing process parameters of the circuit board, calculates a weight score of a manufacturing process capability parameter table of each manufacturer according to the maximum loading current and manufacturing process parameters, and filtering the manufacturers to produce the best fit manufacturer list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ruey-Rong Chang, Wen-Jui Kuo, Feng-Ling Lin, Tzu-Heng Yeh
  • Patent number: 10389054
    Abstract: A contact blade for a plug-in connector part includes oppositely situated first and second contact arms extending longitudinally. The first contact arm has a primary opening dividing the first contact arm into first and second contact webs on respective sides of the primary opening. The first contact web has a contact opening dividing the first contact web into inner and outer contact skids on respective sides of the contact opening. The inner contact skid is between the contact opening and the primary opening and the outer contact skid is between the contact opening and an edge of the first contact arm. The contact opening has a transverse bulge extending laterally toward the primary opening such that the outer contact skid has a widened section next to the transverse bulge. A contact point, for contacting a plug pin, is on the widened section of the outer contact skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Neumann, Thomas Scherer
  • Patent number: 10177495
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a plug intended to be mounted on at least one cable whose one end supports one or more contacts comprising: a body, comprising: a front portion extending along a longitudinal axis, the front portion being designed to be lodged in a socket, the front portion being adapted to lodge and hold the contact(s) or at least an optoelectronic converter connected to the contact(s); a rear portion forming a sheath, designed to lodge the end of the cable, itself supporting the contact(s); the rear portion being mounted floating about the front portion; a plurality of flexible tabs made of electrically conductive material, distributed on the outer periphery of the front portion, the flexible tabs being adapted to remain in mechanical contact with the interior of the socket when the front portion is lodged in the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RADIALL
    Inventors: Benoit Dupeux, Fabien Bourgeas, Dominique Lomuscio
  • Patent number: 9977051
    Abstract: A testing device measures a characteristic of an electrical conductor. The testing device includes a substrate having at least one flexible portion, at least one sensor located on the substrate, and a holding mechanism. The at least one sensor is configured to generate a signal indicative of the characteristic of the electrical conductor. The holding mechanism is configured to hold the testing device to an outer portion of the electrical conductor such that the at least one sensor is held in a position with respect to the electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 9966682
    Abstract: A female connection terminal includes a first female terminal having a substantially cylindrical shape with openings at one end and another end, a second female terminal having a substantially cylindrical shape with openings at one end and another end, and a coupling spring coupling together the first female terminal and the second female terminal at the other end of the first female terminal and the other end of the second female terminal. The coupling spring connects the first female terminal and the second female terminal to each other without, when viewed from an upper side, overlapping at least one of the openings of the first female terminal on the other end side and at least one of the openings of the second female terminal on the other end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keita Hatasa, Makoto Imai
  • Patent number: 9899807
    Abstract: A switching device having a housing and a contact carrier which is pivotable about a rotational axis, the rotational axis being in particular fixed to the device or the housing, the contact carrier comprising at least one coupling contact for producing or opening a power- and/or signal-carrying contact connection with at least one attached switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ellenberger & Poensgen GmbH
    Inventor: Herbert Roth
  • Patent number: 9875830
    Abstract: A surge protection system provides surge protection to one or more circuits. Each circuit is connected to power and a surge protection module bridges the circuit such that the surge protection module absorbs surges from the power and/or the circuit. Being that, after exposure to certain amounts of surges, the surge protection modules lose effectiveness for surge protection, each surge protection module is independently removable and replaceable by a user without risk of personal injury from shock caused by making personal contact with the power and/or circuit. In some embodiments, a filter circuit is provided to filter out noise on the circuit. It is anticipated that the protection module includes indicators to inform a user that the protection circuit is operational and whether protection has been lost. Further, in some embodiments, a fuse is provided to protect the circuit from over current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Diversified Technology Group, Inc
    Inventor: Michael David Gattis
  • Patent number: 9629272
    Abstract: An array of electrical components may be mounted in openings in an electronic device housing. Gaskets may be used to seal the electrical components to a housing wall. The housing wall may be planar or may have a cylindrical shape or other curved shape. The electrical components may be mounted to the housing wall using screws and nuts. Each nut may have a central member with opposing stops at the ends of the central member. An opening in each central member may receive a screw to allow the nut to rotate between an installation position and a locked position. The openings in the housing wall may have scalloped extensions that allow the nuts to clear the housing wall while the components are being inserted into the housing. Following installation, the nuts may be rotated into the locked positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Nathan P. Bosscher, John J. Baker, Craig M. Stanley, Brad G. Boozer
  • Patent number: 9509075
    Abstract: Provided is a structure in which: after a harness-side connector including a harness-side female terminal and a unit-side connector including a unit-side female terminal are caused to face each other at a position of a through hole in a floor panel, the harness-side connector and the unit-side connector are connected by a male terminal of a male connection member. In more detail, provided is a structure in which the male terminal of the male connection member is inserted through a connection-use penetrating part of the unit-side female terminal to electrically connect two female terminals, that is, the harness-side female terminal and the unit-side female terminal, to each other. Thus, a connector connection structure that does not cause the terminals to deform can be provided, and a connector connection structure that can also enhance ease of assembly and enhance ease of maintenance as a consequence can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tomine, Yasuhiro Otsuta
  • Patent number: 9412890
    Abstract: Provided are novel structures for electrically interconnecting two or more building integrable photovoltaic (BIP) modules with a pin connector. Each module has a cavity and a conductive element positioned inside the cavity. The conductive element may be electrically coupled to one or more photovoltaic cells. In a photovoltaic assembly formed by two modules, a conductive portion of the pin connector extends between two cavities of the respective modules and provides an electrical communication between the two conductive elements. The two cavities are generally coaxially aligned. In certain embodiments, one or both cavities are through holes. A portion of the pin connector may extend outside of such cavities and protrude into a building structure to mechanically secure the modules with respect to the structure. A pin connector may have an insulating head for handling the connector during installation and/or sealing the through hole under the head from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Beijing Apollo Ding Rong Solar Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Meyers
  • Patent number: 9397452
    Abstract: A connecting device includes a connector and a jumper. The connector includes an enclosure and two terminals mounted in the enclosure. The two terminals are spaced apart. Each terminal includes a contact defining a latching hole. The jumper includes a case and a conductor received in the case. The conductor includes two contacting arms. Each contacting arm includes a latching portion. Each contact extends into the case, each latching portion is engaged in one of the two latching holes to mount the jumper to the connector, and the two terminals are electronically coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-Chang Fan, San-Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9166322
    Abstract: A female electric terminal assembly includes a body, a first beam extending from the body, and a second beam extending from the body. A channel is defined between the first beam and the second beam. A clamp is attached to the body and applies a force to bias the first beam and the second beam into the channel. A gap is maintained between the first beam and the second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Slobodan Pavlovic, David Menzies, Brantley Natter
  • Patent number: 9160822
    Abstract: A device includes a first leg including a first connector. The first connector includes multiple electrical contacts. The device includes a second leg substantially parallel to the first leg and configured with a connector, a set of conductors, or both. The device includes a transverse portion connected to the first leg and to the second leg. Together, the transverse portion and the first and second legs form a substantially rigid or semi-rigid body. The transverse portion includes multiple conductors electrically coupling respective connectors on the first and second legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Amir Joseph, Itzhak Pomerantz, Yacov Duzly
  • Patent number: 8979577
    Abstract: A bridging terminal includes a cap and four conductive pieces. Each of the flexible conductive pieces has two pin portions and a connecting portion. The connecting portions are combined in an assembling chamber of the cap. The pin portion of the first flexible conductive piece has a front-left-outer facet and a front-right-outer facet jutting frontward, and has a flexible arch jutting backward. The second and third flexible conductive pieces have each of their pin portions including a left-outer facet, a right-outer facet and a slot. The pin portion of the fourth flexible conductive piece has a rear-left-outer facet and a rear-right-outer facet jutting backward, and has a flexible arch jutting frontward. When the flexible conductive pieces are aligned and piled, the flexible arches are received in the corresponding slots. Thereby, the bridging terminal provides improved electric conductivity, bonding strength and stability, while preventing elastic fatigue and premature failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dinkle Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shang Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 8976534
    Abstract: In order that even the cell connectors (17) of, for instance, a traction rechargeable battery (11) which carry very high currents can be connected to a battery management system (21) in a fault-resistant and functionally reliable manner, firstly a circuit board (24) in the form of a leadframe (25) encapsulated with plastic by injection molding is latched onto the housing (13) mechanically grouping the cells (12), said circuit board in any case not projecting higher than the adjacent end faces (15) of the cell terminal connections (14) projecting at a clear radial distance therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zehdenick Innovative Metall-und Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Warmuth, Thomas Schmiedel, Andre Schmidt, Ronny Warsinke
  • Patent number: 8920190
    Abstract: An electronic device movable in an insertion direction into a supporting member, in a state of being stacked on another electronic device, includes a first connector urged in a direction same as a removal direction in which the electronic device is removed from the supporting member, a housing that includes a connector housing and a guide for moving the first connector in the insertion direction or the removal direction, a second connector disposed at a position connectable to the first connector of the another electronic device, a holding member that causes the first connector to switch between a protruded and a retreated states with respect to the connector housing, and a guide rail that changes a position of the first connector in a placing direction in accordance with a position of the first connector in the insertion direction and the removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Katano
  • Publication number: 20140334110
    Abstract: An electrical bridge is provided for electrically connecting first and second electronic modules that include first and second external chassis, respectively. The electrical bridge includes a rigid housing extending along a fixed path from a first end to a second end, and first and second electrical contacts held by the housing. The first and second electrical contacts are positioned at the first and second ends, respectively, of the housing. An electrical pathway is defined within the housing from the first electrical contact to the second electrical contact such that the first and second electrical contacts are electrically connected. The first and second ends of the housing are configured to be mounted to the first and second external chassis, respectively, such that the first and second electrical contacts are configured to mate with, and thereby electrically connect to, the first and second electronic modules, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Paul Nichols, Brian Patrick Costello
  • Publication number: 20140273612
    Abstract: To include an outfitting cable, a jumper cable, a connection plug receiver that is attached to an end of the outfitting cable, a connection plug that is attached to an end of the jumper cable, a casing that is provided below a vehicle floor, and that has the connection plug receiver introduced from a surface opposite to the surface on the side of the space between the vehicles to connect to the connection plug, a water blocking frame that is detachably attached to the surface of the casing on the side of the space between the vehicles, and that is formed with an inclined surface that includes an introduction opening into which the connection plug is introduced obliquely from below, and a gripping unit that is attached to the inclined surface and that grips the jumper cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kameda, Ichirou Okui, Masao Okai
  • Patent number: 8834183
    Abstract: A board-to-board connector includes a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector includes a plurality of beam parts having a metal plate and an insulating layer formed on the metal plate and a plurality of conductive patterns formed on the insulating layer of the plurality of beam parts. The plug connector includes a beam contact part having a metal plate and an insulating layer formed on the metal plate and a plurality of conductive patterns formed on the insulating layer of the beam contact part. A beam projection is formed between the adjacent conductive patterns of the plug connector, and the beam projection is inserted between the adjacent beam parts of the receptacle connector when the receptacle connector and the plug connector are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Eletronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Komoto, Yu Tatebe, Takuya Yakahashi, Ryuzo Shimeno
  • Publication number: 20140179155
    Abstract: A jumper assembly includes a connector and a jumper. The connector includes a main body, and a number of pins attached to the main body and arranged a row. Two hooking slots are defined in opposite sides of the main body. The jumper includes a conductive tab formed at a bottom of the jumper, and two hooks formed at opposite sides of the jumper and slidably engaging in the hooking slots. When the jumper is slid to allow opposite ends of the conductive tab to contact two neighboring pins of the number of pins, the conductive tab connects the neighboring pins. When the jumper is slid to allow a middle of the conductive tab to contact one of the pins in the middle, the conductive tab do not contact any other pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEI PANG, JUN-HUI WANG, AI-LING HE
  • Publication number: 20140170899
    Abstract: A jumper assembly includes a connector and a jumper. The connector includes a main body, and a number of pins attached to the main body and arranged in a row. The jumper is slidably mounted to the connector. The jumper includes a conductive tab on a bottom of the jumper. When the jumper is slid to allow opposite ends of the conductive tab to abut two neighboring pins, the conductive tab electrically connects the neighboring pins. The jumper may slid be to a position where no pins are electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEI PANG, AI-LING HE, JUN-HUI WANG
  • Publication number: 20140099819
    Abstract: Battery terminal systems are provided for coupling a first battery to a second battery. The battery terminal systems may include bases assembled to the terminals of the first battery and the second battery. The bases being coupled to a jumper to electrically couple the first battery to the second battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: EnerDel, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce James Silk, George Brutchen, Derrick Scott Buck, Kelly B. Ledbetter
  • Publication number: 20140057483
    Abstract: A jumper for an electrical terminal for electrical connecting a conductor rail of the electrical terminal includes a head part and a resilient pair of clamp tongues that engage into an opening of the conductor rail. Each clamp tongue includes an inner side and an outer side. The outer sides form a contact area to contact the opening. The clamp tongues are biased with a spring load such that the inner sides of a pair of clamp tongues are arranged opposite to each other, and in a non-contact state are disposed spaced apart from each other. Each clamp tongue extends from the head part towards a tip. Each inner side has a contour such that in a contact state the clamp tongues abut against each other and a gap between the inner sides is formed between the head part and the tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Phonenix Contact GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Reineke
  • Patent number: 8647157
    Abstract: A modular electrical assembly adapted to be electrically connected to at least one other modular assembly by means of a connecting jumper. The assembly includes a storage structure for storing the connecting jumper associated with the assembly. A method of electrically connecting a modular electrical assembly to at least one other modular electrical assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Mei Sing Gan, Chee Yeong Ya
  • Publication number: 20140011395
    Abstract: Described herein is a molded printed circuit board. The printed circuit board may be placed inside of a mold and a material is injected therein. The material hardens in the mold around the printed circuit board thereby forming an overmolded printed circuit board. The overmolded material may have apertures in it to allow access to the leads on the printed circuit board so that components to be connected to it. The overmolded printed circuit boards may allow a plurality of electrical components to selectively and removably attach to it. Further, the printed circuit board may be attached in a housing which may itself removably and selectively connect to components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: PSION, INC.
    Inventors: Bo Xu, Yanmin Mao
  • Patent number: 8616915
    Abstract: Wire-free, unibody jumpers that may be used with crimp terminals. These jumpers may connect two or more adjacent or nearby crimp terminal openings in a plug housing. One example may provide a jumper that is formed from a single piece of metal or other conductive material. In this example, a form may be stamped from a sheet of metal or other conductive material. A jumper may be made by folding or bending the stamped form. The jumper may then be inserted into two or more adjacent or nearby crimp terminal openings in a crimp terminal plug housing. In various examples, the folding or bending of the stamped form may be done in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Funamura
  • Patent number: 8597063
    Abstract: A modular electrical assembly adapted to be electrically connected to at least one other modular assembly by means of a connecting jumper. The assembly includes a storage structure for storing the connecting jumper associated with the assembly. A method of electrically connecting a modular electrical assembly to at least one other modular electrical assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Mei Sing Gan, Chee Yeong Ya
  • Publication number: 20130309902
    Abstract: A jumper comprising a first connector, wherein the first connector includes a post configured to receive a center conductor surrounded by a dielectric of a coaxial cable, a connector body attached to the post, and a coupling member attached to the post, the coupling member having one or more resilient contacts, wherein the resilient contacts are configured to pass over the external threads in a first axial direction, and physically engage the external threads in a second axial direction, and a second connector, wherein the first connector is operably affixed to a first end of the coaxial cable, and the second connector is operably affixed to a second end of the coaxial cable is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 8585435
    Abstract: A contact cover for a notification appliance mounting plate is disclosed. In one embodiment, the contact cover includes a plastic body, wherein the plastic body is sized to cover less than an entire surface area of the notification appliance mounting plate, at least one piece of metal, a means for coupling said at least one piece of metal to said plastic body and one or more polarized tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wheelock, Inc.
    Inventors: Inhong Hur, Timothy Nicholas Sorenson
  • Patent number: 8574004
    Abstract: A manual service disconnect device for an electric vehicle that includes an integrated pre-charge function. The manual service disconnect device includes a rotatable body having a non-conductive handle and a conductive shaft, a first terminal, a second terminal, a third terminal, a first wire electrically coupled to the third terminal, a second wire electrically coupled to the second terminal, and a resistor electrically coupled to the first wire and the first terminal. The rotatable body is inserted so that the conductive shaft makes electrical contact between the first terminal and the second terminal so that electrical current can flow between the first wire and the second wire through the resistor and the rotated so that the conductive shaft makes electrical contact between the second terminal and the third terminal so that electrical current flows directly between the first wire and the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: James E. Tarchinski, Craig A. Kollar, Gregory G. Cesiel
  • Patent number: 8545262
    Abstract: Shorting clip for an ignition system adapted to be mounted in a retainer insert, including two contact members adapted to each contact a pin of a squib to short-circuit the pins and a first grounding contact adapted to contact a ground contact of a squib connector and at least one second grounding contact adapted to contact an electroconductive part of a squib. The clip further includes a support structure connecting the contact members and the first and second grounding contact with each other, which support structure is adapted to be arranged essentially parallel to the plug-in direction of the retainer insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg, S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Thomas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8449320
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for use in electrically connecting common terminals are adjacent duplex plugs of a double duplex wall plug to one another. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a generally U-shaped jumper element which is fabricated from a sheet of flexible conductive material and which has a base portion and two leg portions which extend away from the base portion and which have slotted terminal lugs at their ends for connection to common terminals on adjacent duplex plugs. In another embodiment, the apparatus comprises two of the aforedescribed jumper elements which are in inverted relationship to one another and where the terminal lugs of the two jumper elements are aligned along a common axis. Flexible insulating material encloses the second embodiment and may be used to enclose the first embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Steven G. Dvorak
  • Publication number: 20130065418
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for mating with an interface port having external threads, comprising a post configured to receive a center conductor surrounded by a dielectric of a coaxial cable, the post including a plurality of engagement fingers, a connector body attached to the post, a sleeve member attached to the post and having a first end and ascend end, wherein the sleeve member includes one or more protrusions proximate the first end configured to contact the plurality of engagement fingers to secure the connector in a locked position. Furthermore, associated methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Wayne Evans
  • Patent number: 8388364
    Abstract: A joint connector has a housing (1) with cavities (3) into which female terminal fittings (2) are insertable, and a busbar (5) to be mounted in the housing (1). The busbar (5) has tabs (6) to be connected to the respective female terminal fittings (2) and adapted to short the female terminal fittings (2) to each other. The busbar (5) includes a base (15) used to mount the busbar (5) into the housing (1) and the tabs (6) are cantilevered from the base (15). The base (15) includes resilient legs (17) for allowing displacements of the tabs (6) in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the tabs (6). The tabs (6) can be displaced by displacements of the resilient legs (17) to absorb a misalignment between the tab pieces (6) and the female terminal fittings (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8382513
    Abstract: A connecting member 10 for connecting ends of adjacently arranged photovoltaic cell modules 4 fixed in a state in which the ends of the photovoltaic cell modules 4 each obtained by supporting an outer periphery of a photovoltaic cell panel 2 by frame bodies 3a and 3b are floating, including a plate-like upper piece 11, a plate-like lower piece 12 opposed to the upper piece 11 and a connecting piece 13 for connecting end sides on the same side of the lower piece 12 and the upper piece 11, where the connecting member 10 is capable of being fitted to the ends of the frame bodies 3a facing the same direction in the adjacent photovoltaic cell modules 4 so as to sandwich the same from a direction perpendicular thereto by the upper piece 11 and the lower piece 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Yanegijutsukenkyujo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8378214
    Abstract: A harness connection member has a cover member. In fitting a cover member to a holder, a split slit is opened with use of a slit, and wires are inserted into the holder. Thereafter, the cover member is moved to the holder, then moved over one projected annular part of the holder, and fitted into the projected ring parts. A concaved strip part is fitted to a convexed strip part to complete the installation, whereby the cover member cannot be moved relative to the holder in both longitudinal and circumferential directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsugio Ambo, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Tomokazu Matsumoto, Satoru Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8379374
    Abstract: A bus interconnect in accordance with present embodiments includes a via block having first and second interfaces separated by a conductive body, wherein the via block is configured to communicatively couple with a first bus through the first interface and wherein the conductive body is configured to extend through an opening in a bus support panel. A first coupling section of the jumper includes a first attachment feature, wherein the first attachment feature is configured to facilitate attachment with the second interface of the via block. A neck section of the jumper extends perpendicularly from the first coupling section, and a second coupling section of the jumper extends perpendicularly from the neck section in parallel with the first coupling section. The second coupling section includes a second attachment feature configured to facilitate attachment with a second bus. The first coupling section and the second coupling section each extend away from the neck section in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy J. Keegan
  • Publication number: 20130034991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terminal arrangement comprising a housing (12) having a first housing half (14) and a second housing half (16), wherein at least one electric terminal (18) is implemented on the housing (12), wherein the electric terminal (18) comprises a connection region (20) for connecting a conductor, wherein according to the invention the connecting region (20) is implemented as a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Hanses, Wendelin Simon, Heinrich Heise, Andreas Wöhrmeier
  • Publication number: 20120329315
    Abstract: A jumper for a connecting terminal arrangement (34) having a contact element (12), which has a contacting area (16) and a holding area (18), and a holding element (14) made from an insulating material is arranged on the holding area (18). The holding area (18) has a perforation (22) which is penetrated by the insulating material of which the holding element is made (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Markus Hanses
  • Patent number: 8336190
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a test instrument and a set of leads having proximal ends coupled with the test instrument is described. The method includes shorting the distal ends of the set of leads during calibration and zeroing the test instrument during the shorting. The shorting includes coupling an electrical conductor with at least two of the distal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Stanley Aikins, Greg Edward Foisy
  • Publication number: 20120315788
    Abstract: A coupling member including a body defined by an inner surface and an outer surface between a first end and a second end, at least one resilient contact extending a distance from the inner surface of the body, the at least one resilient contact configured to provide a retention force, and at least one resilient protrusion extending a distance from the inner surface of the body, the at least one resilient protrusion positioned proximate the second end of the body and configured to contact a conductive surface is provided. A cable connector for mating with an interface port having external threads, comprising a coupling member attached to the post, the coupling member having one or more resilient contacts and resilient protrusions, wherein the resilient contacts are configured to provide a retention force between a coupling member and a port and the resilient protrusions facilitate electrical continuity through the connector is further provided. Furthermore, associated methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Publication number: 20120282802
    Abstract: Wirefree, unibody jumpers that may be used with crimp terminals. These jumpers may connect two or more adjacent or nearby crimp terminal openings in a plug housing. One example may provide a jumper that is formed from a single piece of metal or other conductive material. In this example, a form may be stamped from a sheet of metal or other conductive material. A jumper may be made by folding or bending the stamped form. The jumper may then be inserted into two or more adjacent or nearby crimp terminal openings in a crimp terminal plug housing. In various examples, the folding or bending of the stamped form may be done in various ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Funamura
  • Publication number: 20120252262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for connecting electrical conductors to mutually different potentials, consisting of at least two electrical terminals (10) arranged alongside one another with plug receptacles (12) and at least two plug bridges (14) which have in each case at least two plug contacts (14.2) which are connected to one another via a top web (14.1) and can be plugged into the plug receptacles (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Heinz Reibke, Bernd Wilinski
  • Publication number: 20120231655
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing, and a plurality of electrical contacts assembled in the insulating housing respectively. At least two of the electrical contacts having the same transmitting action are short connected together in the process of manufacturing the electrical contacts. So the process of utilizing a wire to achieve a short connection between the corresponding electrical contacts, as described in the prior art, is omitted, and it saves a lot of manpower and material resources, and further simplifies the process for achieving the short connection effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Guang-Li Huang, Li-Jun Xu
  • Publication number: 20120225574
    Abstract: A connector has a first housing (10), a pair of first terminal fittings (50) accommodated in parallel with each other inside the first housing (10), a short-circuiting terminal (40) mounted inside the first housing (10) and short-circuiting a pair of the first terminal fittings (50), and a sub-housing (30) having insulating properties and holding the short-circuiting terminals (40). An accommodation chamber (17) formed inside the first housing (10) is open on an outer side surface of the first housing (10) as a mounting/removing opening (18). The sub-housing (30) is inserted into the accommodation chamber (17) in almost parallel with a direction in which a pair of the first terminal fittings (50) is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD
    Inventor: Hideto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8202112
    Abstract: A connector system includes a first connector and a mating second connector. The first connector includes a housing, at least a first terminal and a plurality of further terminals. The second connector includes a housing, at least a second terminal configured for mating at least with the first terminal of the first connector. The second connector further includes at least one shorting member configured for interconnecting at least one set of at least two further terminals of the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventor: Psr Georg Gabrielson
  • Publication number: 20120149237
    Abstract: A modular electrical assembly adapted to be electrically connected to at least one other modular assembly by means of a connecting jumper. The assembly includes a storage structure for storing the connecting jumper associated with the assembly. A method of electrically connecting a modular electrical assembly to at least one other modular electrical assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Mei Sing GAN, Chee Yeong YA
  • Publication number: 20120115354
    Abstract: Provided is a relay connector 100 for establishing connection between motors each having a pair of motor terminals provided to a back plate, and for supplying power supplied from external terminals to the respective motor terminals. The relay connector 100 includes: a motor connecting surface 120 having a first relay terminal 140 that connects to the motor terminals of each motor; an external connector connecting surface 130 that is continuous to the motor connecting surface 120 and has in its bonding surface a second relay terminal 150 that connects to L-shaped terminals 220; and a housing 110 having the motor connecting surface 120 and the external connector connecting surface 130 in its end surfaces. The first relay terminal 140 and the second relay terminal 150 are electrically connected with each other within the housing 110.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicants: Murakami Corporation, Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Kotaro Kobayashi, Naoya Matsuura, Hisaya Suzuki, Akira Fukai, Masahiro Motomiya
  • Publication number: 20120088398
    Abstract: A jumper assembly includes a jumper and a connecting member. An opening is defined in a first end of the jumper, with connected conductive portions installed in the opening. Two spaced hooking holes are defined in a second end of the jumper opposite to the first end. The connecting member is made of insulative material. Two spaced hooks protrude from a first end of the connecting member, to respectively engage in the hooking holes of the jumper. Two spaced inserting holes are defined in a second end of the connecting member opposite to the first end of the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Publication number: 20120072048
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for jumping a pin connections in an electrical device are provided. The electrical device can be a vehicle having a data link connector that once mated with the apparatus, such a jumping connector that will jump at least two pin connections in the data link connector. The jumping connector can also have dip switches that be in the active or inactive state. In the active state, the dip switch will cause a connection to one of the pin connectors on the electrical device while the inactive state, the dip switch will not cause a connection to one of the pin connectors on the electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Adam GENTNER, Ray de Schepper