Stacked Right-angle Connector For Use On Printed Circuit Board (i.e., Pcb) Patents (Class 439/541.5)
  • Patent number: 10404006
    Abstract: A plurality of plug side connectors that can be joined to and separated from one another are prevented from being combined incorrectly. An arrangement is made such that only when a particular combination of two of the plug side connectors are adjacent to each other, the groove of one of the two plug side housings slidably engages with the linear protrusion of the other plug side housing, or the linear protrusion of one of the two plug side housings slidably engages with the groove of the other plug side housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON TANSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuzo Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10367308
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a front cavity for receiving and rear cavity, a terminal assembly assembled in the rear cavity, and a ground member. The terminal assembly includes an upper terminal module, a lower terminal module sandwiching a shielding module therebetween. Said upper terminal module includes a pair of upper ground terminals. Said lower terminal module includes a plurality of lower ground terminals. Said shielding module includes metallic shielding plate. The ground member is associated with the shielding module to mechanically and electrically connect at least one of the upper ground terminals and the lower ground terminals with the shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Hsien Chou, Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Kuei-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10310570
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10310571
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10289169
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corportion
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10289170
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10243310
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a technology that enables a first set of electrical connectors hosted via a first carrier board to simultaneously engage with a second set of electrical connectors hosted via a second carrier board. This simultaneous engagement occurs based on a movement of the first carrier board toward the second carrier board, or vice versa, such that the first set of electrical connectors progressively engages and aligns with the second set of electrical connectors to enable signal communication therethrough. The movement of the first carrier board toward the second carrier board can be facilitated via a fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cinch Connectivity Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Monahan, Robert Baumler
  • Patent number: 10236641
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a main body defining a plurality of mating cavities each coupled with an LED located right behind the mating cavity. A plurality of contacts are disposed in the housing corresponding to each of the mating cavities. A translucent color ring is assembled upon a front face of the main body of the housing in front of each mating cavity. A holder is attached upon a rear face of the housing behind the contacts. The LEDs and the corresponding connecting legs are retained by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao-Bo Du, Er-Dong Ma, Peng Chen, Chun-Ming Yu, Guo-Hua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10236642
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a main body defining a plurality of mating cavities each coupled with an LED located right behind the mating cavity. A plurality of contacts are disposed in the housing corresponding to each of the mating cavities. A translucent color ring is assembled upon a front face of the main body of the housing in front of each mating cavity. A printed circuit board is vertically attached upon a rear side of the main body with a terminal module assembled on the bottom edge. A plurality of LEDs are mounted upon the printed circuit board wherein all LEDs are electrically connected to the terminal module having connecting legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Er-Dong Ma, Xiao-Bo Du, Peng Chen, Chun-Ming Yu, Guo-Hua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10236608
    Abstract: In an electrical connector for circuit boards or blades, a holding portion formed in a housing has, for each blade, holding grooves that hold the front portions of the blades, and at least one of the above-mentioned multiple blades is fixedly secured in place within one of the corresponding holding grooves while the rest of the blades are made movable through a small gap within the respective corresponding holding grooves. With this arrangement, the fixed blade may be used as a reference while the other blades are free to move slightly during a mating step. In addition, such blade securement may be of use of resilient latches (19) positioned at both ends of each blade (20). At engagement to a mating connector, housing portion (75) of the housing is to provide support for ends of the blades (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Nagata, Atsushi Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10228733
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10186794
    Abstract: A connector system includes a main board and an interposer board. The main board and the interposer board are each configured to mate to a separate connector and are connected together by vias. The vias can provide an electrical path from the interposer board to the main circuit board so that a first connector mounted on the interposer board can be positioned directly in line with a second connector mounted on the main circuit board. The interposer helps make the routing out of signal traces from the two connector simpler while reducing the need for additional layers on the main board. Two connectors can be press-fit mounted to the main board and the interposer board in a belly-to-belly configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 10182507
    Abstract: A small form-factor pluggable transceiver includes a housing, which includes an upper cover, a lower cover fastened to the upper cover, and a front plate arranged between an end of the upper cover and an end of the lower cover. The front plate, the upper cover, and the lower cover are assembled together so as to jointly define an accommodating space. The front plate includes a metallic layer defining a main surface thereof and two plastic structures connected to the metallic layer. The front plate has two through holes penetrating through the metallic layer for respectively accommodating two electrical signal connectors, and the two plastic structures are respectively arranged in the two through holes. When the two electrical signal connectors are respectively disposed in the two through holes, the plastic structures are arranged between the metallic layer and the electrical signal connectors separated from the metallic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AXCEN PHOTONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Yi-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10181682
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for a connector shield that can include a main body, a shield portion to shield electromagnetic radiation from a connector, and a support portion. The main body can be removably secured to the connector. The shield portion includes lossy material and the shield portion is not grounded. The connector can include connection lines and the connection lines are at least partially inside a cavity of the shield portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jaejin Lee, Hao-Han Hsu
  • Patent number: 10177492
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed that includes an insulative housing having a mating face at one end, a rear face at another end, a mating slot at the mating face for receiving a complementary connector, a first set of contacts mounted in a first set of channels incorporated at a top of the insulative housing and a second set of contacts mounted in a second set of channels incorporated at a bottom of the insulative housing, and a shielding device located between the first set of contacts and the second set of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Chin Hua Lim, Saujit Bandhu, Yew Meng Wu
  • Patent number: 10095278
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10038260
    Abstract: An electrical connector. Multiple first and second terminals are arranged respectively on upper and lower surfaces of a tongue to form upper and lower rows. A middle shielding sheet is insert molded in the tongue and located between the first and second terminals, and has a first middle hole across a central line thereof along a front-rear direction. A width of the first middle hole along a transverse direction is greater than that of at least one USB 2.0 terminal. The first middle hole is located between the USB 2.0 terminals in the upper and lower rows. The middle shielding sheet has first holes respectively at two transverse sides of the central line. A front edge of the first middle hole extends forward beyond a rear edge of the first holes. The length of the first middle hole along the front-rear direction is shorter than that of each first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wen Wei Lin, Li Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10020625
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided, including a plastic core having a frame and at least one partition plate integrally formed with the frame for defining a plurality of recesses, a first connector received in one of the recesses, and a second connector received in another one of the recesses. As such, the instant disclosure only needs to solder the electrical connector to a circuit board of an electronic product so as for the electronic product to obtain a plurality of connector ports, thus greatly reducing the fabrication time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Long-Fei Chen, Shuang-Xi Xiao, Yao-Te Wang
  • Patent number: 10019044
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cassette. The cassette includes a carriage. The carriage is retained internally to the cassette. The apparatus further includes a booklet assembly. The booklet assembly includes a cable connector. The cable connector is affixed internally to the booklet assembly. The cassette is configured for insertion into the booklet assembly. The apparatus further includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured for insertion into the cable connector. The carriage is configured for retaining the cable assembly. In an aspect, a method of using the apparatus includes preloading the cable assembly into the carriage, inserting the cassette into the booklet assembly, and configuring the carriage such that the cable assembly is inserted into the cable connector and retained in an inserted position by the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Arushi Shahani, John G. Torok
  • Patent number: 10008813
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic device including: a connector configured to connect to another electronic device via a wired communication link; and a reference member whose potential is maintained at a constant level, wherein the connector includes a housing which houses connection terminals therein, and an electrically conductive protrusion joined to at least a distal end portion of the housing, the electrically conductive protrusion including at least a portion which is elastic, and electrically connected to the reference member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsufumi Nozawa, Minoru Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9923322
    Abstract: A stacking connector including: a first port for receiving an RJ-45 plug along a front-to-back direction; a second port below the first port for receiving a USB Type-A plug, the second port and the first port being formed on a same insulative housing; and a receiving room formed below the second port for receiving an external USB Type-C connector, the receiving room has an opening running through a bottom surface of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhi-hui Tang, Jun-Hua Hu, Chih-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 9912111
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing defining a base and a mating tongue extending from the base with a widen and thicken step structure formed around a root of the mating tongue near to the base, two rows of plate contacts disposed in the insulative housing with contacting sections exposed upon the mating tongue and in front of the step structure and categorized with signal contacts, power contacts and grounding contacts, and a metallic shielding plate disposed within a middle level of the mating tongue and occupying most portions of said mating tongue. The shielding plate defines a pair of immoveable and un-deflectable lateral edge sections in front of the step structure, each lateral edge section is configured to be adapted to be locked with a latch of a plug connector in a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Chien-Ping Kao, Wei-Hao Su, An-Jen Yang, De-Cheng Zou, Chih-Hsien Chou, Yuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9905967
    Abstract: A socket outlet includes a main module and an expansion module. An expansion socket formed with a through hole, an inner annual groove, and an outer annual groove is disposed on the main module. Three electrodes are disposed on the expansion socket, respectively extended into the through hole, the inner annual groove, and the outer annual groove. An expansion plug including a conductive pin, an inner conductive ring, and an outer conductive ring is disposed on the expansion module. The expansion plug is plugged in the expansion socket, the conductive pin is plugged in the through hole, the inner conductive ring is plugged in the inner annual groove, and the outer conductive ring is plugged in the outer annual groove. The expansion module is connected to the main module by plugging the expansion plug into the expansion socket. The expansion module and the main module can be relatively rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Pei-Lun Wang, Xinping Luo
  • Patent number: 9871327
    Abstract: Connector receptacle assemblies that may be simple to manufacture, provide multiple receptacles, and provide a good ground contact path. One example may provide a connector receptacle assembly formed of a housing having a tongue that may include openings on one or more sides for contacts as well as openings on its sides for ground contacts. Another example may provide a connector receptacle assembly having at least two tongues, where each tongue may be aligned with a corresponding opening in a device enclosure. Another example may provide a connector receptacle assembly having a tongue with a center ground contact, where the center ground contact may be located between the top row and the bottom row of contacts. Another example may provide a connector receptacle assembly having a titanium-copper center ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George Marc Simmel, Zheng Gao
  • Patent number: 9843125
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a unitary base elongated along a longitudinal direction. A first tongue extends forwardly from the base and has a uniform thickness along the longitudinal direction. The first tongue comprises a plurality of spaced apart first contacts. A second tongue extends forwardly from the base and comprises a plurality of spaced apart second contacts. The first and second tongues define a gap therebetween that extends from a front edge of one of the first and second tongues toward the unitary base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Vincent Tan, Kok Hoe Lee, Rao L. Vittapalli, YunLong Qiao, Saujit Bandhu
  • Patent number: 9819131
    Abstract: Communications plugs are provided which include a printed circuit board having a plurality of elongated conductive traces and a plurality of plug blades. Each plug blade has a first section that extends along a top surface of the printed circuit board and a second section that extends along a front edge of the printed circuit board. Additionally, each plug blade may have a thickness that is at least twice the thickness of the elongated conductive traces. The plug blades may be low profile plug blades that are manufactured separately from the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Richard A. Schumacher, Scott Lynn Michaelis
  • Patent number: 9780504
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulated housing, conductive terminals, and a fixing base. The insulated housing defines a connecting space therein. The insulated housing includes a tongue portion extending into the connecting space and a base portion arranged at the rear part of the tongue portion. The base portion has a rear wall, two lateral walls extended backward from the rear wall, and an assembling space defined by the rear wall and the two lateral walls. The fixing base is received in the assembling space and defines first through holes and second through holes. The pins of the conductive terminals are passing through the first through holes and the second through holes. The fixing base has a rear wall surface defining grooves communicating with the respective first through holes. The width of the groove is less than the width of the corresponding first through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yao-Te Wang, Ya-Ling Chen
  • Patent number: 9774143
    Abstract: A high frequency signal communication connector with improved crosstalk performance includes an insulated housing, a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals, a conductive shielding layer, and a metal shell. The insulated housing has two inserting slots. The first and second terminals are disposed in the insulated housing, and have front ends respectively extending into the two inserting slots, and rear ends respectively extending outside a bottom of the insulated housing. The conductive shielding layer is provided on the insulated housing, and is disposed with a plurality of through holes. The first and second terminals respectively pass through the through holes, so that the conductive shielding layer covers a part of the first and second terminals. The first and second terminals have grounding terminals contacting with the conductive shielding layer, so that the terminals have better shielding effectiveness to reduce crosstalk interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CORP.
    Inventors: Hou-An Su, Hung-Wei Hsu, Chi-Jung Chan, Ray-Cheh Wu
  • Patent number: 9748698
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, signal pods, and ground shields. The housing has a base that is electrically conductive. The base has chambers and ground slots extending therethrough. The chambers are defined by chamber walls that separate the chambers from the ground slots. The signal pods, which each include a dielectric body holding a pair of signal contacts, are received in the chambers. The dielectric body engages the chamber walls and electrically insulates the signal contacts from the base. The ground shields are received in the ground slots. Each ground shield surrounds an associated signal pod on at least two sides to provide electrical shielding for the signal contacts in the signal pod from other signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, Timothy Robert Minnick, Arturo Pachon Munoz, David Wayne Helster, Brian Patrick Costello, Douglas Edward Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9722374
    Abstract: A stacked receptacle connector includes an insulative housing forming a first receiving cavity extending along a front-to-back direction, a second receiving cavity stacked on the first receiving cavity along a vertical direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction, and a mounting cavity located behind and communicating with the first and second receiving cavities. A printed circuit board (PCB) is mounted to the mounting cavity. A first connector having a front portion received in the first receiving cavity and a rear portion connected to the PCB. The first connector is fitted to be inserted by a first plug connector along two opposite direction. A plurality of contacts each has a mating portion received in the second receiving cavity and a mounting portion connected with the PCB. A plurality of footer pins connected the PCB to electrically connect the first connector and the contacts to an exterior substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chih-Ching Hsu, Jun-Hua Hu, Zhi-Hui Tang
  • Patent number: 9716347
    Abstract: A connector includes a cage that surrounds a housing. The cage defines two vertically spaced apart ports. A chamber is positioned between the ports. The chamber includes a vent wall that is angled to provide additional vent area so as to improve cooling of the connector. An aperture array in a rear wall of the cage can be used to further improve the cooling capabilities of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Kachlic
  • Patent number: 9705237
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a mating cavity opening forwardly. The electrical connector has a main body, a terminal module and a sealing member. The terminal module has an insulator and a plurality of conductive terminals received therein. The conductive terminals have contacting portions exposed into the mating cavity and connecting legs. The terminal module is received in the main body. The sealing member is filled in a gap between the terminal module and main body to seal the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh Yang, Zhi-Hui Zhu, Qin-Xin Cao
  • Patent number: 9699930
    Abstract: An electric device system includes a first unit and a second unit adjacent to each other. An elastically deformable first connecting terminal is provided in the first unit, and a second connecting terminal is provided in the second unit. When the first unit is assembled in the second unit, the first connecting terminal comes into contact with the second connecting terminal after sliding on an outer surface of a casing of the second unit. A bulging surface is provided in an exposed surface of the first connecting terminal, and a recess is provided in an exposed surface of the second connecting terminal. A part of the bulging surface and a part of an opening edge of the recess come into press-contact with each other by fitting a part of the bulging surface in the recess, thereby establishing electric conduction between the first connecting terminal and the second connecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Miura, Jun Yamane, Yoshimi Azuma, Shinya Iwasaki, Taisuke Yamada, Motoyuki Tomizu
  • Patent number: 9685718
    Abstract: A connector structure includes a first connecting component, a rigid circuit board and a second connecting component. The first connecting component includes a first main body whereon a slot is formed, and a plurality of first terminals disposed on the first main body. Each first terminal includes a contacting portion extending into the slot, and a welding portion protruding out of the first main body. The rigid circuit board is assembled into the slot and contacts the contacting portions of the plurality of first terminals. The second connecting component is installed on the rigid circuit board and electrically connected to the plurality of first terminals. The second connecting component includes a second main body, a shielding plate, a plurality of second terminals and a metal shell. The second connecting component, the rigid circuit board and the first connecting component are cooperatively formed in a reverse L-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Chien-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 9660390
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes: an insulative housing; a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing; a cable including a plurality of wires electrically connected with the contacts and an insulative outer coating enclosing the wires; and a shielding case enclosing the insulative housing; wherein the insulative housing includes a first main body extending along a docking direction and a second main body extending along a direction perpendicular to the docking direction, an end of the second main body is exposed to the first main body along the docking direction, and the insulative outer coating of the cable extends along a direction away from the docking direction to form an angle relative to the extending direction of the second main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Da-Wei Xing, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 9578778
    Abstract: An apparatus and corresponding memory card holder wherein the apparatus includes: a casing configured to enable a plurality of memory cards to be removably inserted into the casing; contact pads located within the casing configured to enable an electrical connection to be established between the contact pads and at least one memory card when the plurality of memory cards are inserted within the casing; and at least one mounting portion configured to enable the apparatus to be mounted on a circuit board such that a first portion of the apparatus is positioned above the circuit board and a second portion of the apparatus is positioned below the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Bocheng Hou, Shixiang Wu, Henrik Franck, Morten Rolighed Christensen, Han Tao, Yuk Fung Chan
  • Patent number: 9559479
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus and a method for connecting a first device and second device. An apparatus includes an angled connector configured to connect to a first device to a second device, the first device and the second device configured to communicate through signal paths in the connector, the signal paths configured to pass digital data signals, a fastening device configured to secure the angled connector to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC., TATUNG COMPANY
    Inventors: Oleg Logvinov, Tai-Jee Pan
  • Patent number: 9553381
    Abstract: A connector system is provided that includes a first connector and a second connector that are both coupled by a cable. Both connectors can be configured with terminal tails that are configured to be press-fit into a circuit board. The first connect - or includes a first terminal pair and the second connector includes a second terminal pair and the first and second terminal pairs are fixably connected to opposite ends of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 9547141
    Abstract: A connector is provided and includes a cage, a plurality of partition devices, and a heat dissipation device. The cage includes a plurality of plug receiving units that are arranged in at least a two columns by two rows arrangement. The plurality of partition devices include an upper partition plate and a lower partition plate and is positioned between two adjacent plug receiving units of the plurality of plug receiving units. The heat dissipation device includes a heat conduction block positioned between the upper partition plate and the lower partition plate, and a heat conduction pipe that contacts the heat conduction block and extends beyond a rear wall of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Honghao Wu, Zhaohai Xue, Eric David Briant, David Bruce Sarraf, Lucas A. Benson, Jian Lu
  • Patent number: 9531141
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulated housing, flexible terminals, and flat terminals. The insulated housing includes a base portion and a tongue portion. The flexible terminals and the flat terminals are held in the base portion and disposed at an upper surface of the tongue portion. The flat terminals are arranged in front of the flexible terminals and include two pairs of signal terminals and a ground terminal between the signal terminals. Each flat terminal includes a flat contact portion, a tail portion, and a body portion between the flat contact portion and the tail portion. The body portion of the ground terminal includes two first widening portions extended outward from two sides thereof. A first distance is defined between each first widening portion and the body portion of the corresponding nearest signal terminal. A second distance is defined between the two signal terminals for each pair thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yao-Te Wang, Ya-Ling Chen, Ruei-Si Hong
  • Patent number: 9531142
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a first body, multiple first conducting terminals and multiple second conducting terminals received in the first body, a first fixing block, and a second fixing block. Each first conducting terminal has a first extending portion, and a first welding portion extending downward from the first extending portion. Each second conducting terminal has a second extending portion, and a second welding portion extending downward from the second extending portion. The first extending portions and the second extending portions are disposed in a front and back manner. The first extending portions are insert injection molded at the first fixing block. The second extending portions are insert injection molded at the second fixing block. The first fixing block and the second fixing block cooperatively position the first welding portions and the second welding portions. A stacked electrical connector formed by two or more of the electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Bin Qi Xu, Quan Long
  • Patent number: 9516757
    Abstract: An electric connector, a plug-in module thereof and a production method of the plug-in module are provided. The plug-in module comprises a base, an input unit, an output unit and an output end. The base comprises a top plate, a bottom plate and one connection plate. A plurality of input terminals and a plurality of intermediate terminals are fixed to the base. The input unit comprises one input circuit board provided vertically to the base and electrically coupled to an end portion of the input terminals. At least one channel are provided on the input circuit board. Each channel comprises a transformer electrically coupled to the input circuit board. The output unit comprises an output circuit board horizontally provided to the base and electrically coupled to the input circuit board via the intermediate terminals. The output end are fixed to and electrically coupled to the output circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS (CHEN ZHOU) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Wangjun He, Jung-jui Wang, Shaofeng Yu
  • Patent number: 9515438
    Abstract: An electrical connector with improved terminal set comprising having an insulation seat; a first and a second terminal sets joined respectively with the insulation seat, the first and the second terminal sets comprising having respectively an alignment terminal, multiple first terminals and multiple second terminals, each of the alignment terminal, the first and the second terminals having a contacting portion, a bending portion and a welding portion; each of the first and the second terminals being provided respectively on two sides of each of the alignment terminals, and the contacting portion and the bending portion for each of the first and the second terminals having a deflecting portion connected therebetween; and a metal shell covering the insulation seat, the first terminal set and the second terminal set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: T-CONN PRECISION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jen-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 9515412
    Abstract: A card connector includes a first housing, terminals and a second housing. The first housing has a base portion, a front surface of the base portion forms a protruded portion, a rear surface of the base portion forms an extending portion. A front surface of the protruded portion forms an inserting chamber extended to the extending portion. The rear surface of the base portion defines a fixing cavity located below the extending portion. Terminal grooves are defined in a top wall of the fixing cavity and a bottom surface of the extending portion and communicates with the inserting chamber and the fixing cavity. The terminals include first terminals and second terminals integratedly molded in the second housing. The second housing with the first terminals and the second terminals are fixed in the fixing cavity. The first terminals and the second terminals pass through the terminal grooves and extending into the inserting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Wang Yang, Chao-Yong Ye, Kai-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 9509109
    Abstract: A combination connector includes a number of walls defining a housing and a female RJ connector and a female flash card connector inside the housing. Contact pins extend from contacts of the female RJ connector and contacts of the female flash card connector through at least one wall of the housing for connection to a PCB. The walls include electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Alan L. Pocrass
  • Patent number: 9477633
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly adapted for military use comprising a high-density maintenance connector which supports high bandwidth video export and low level maintenance functions, a lower density I/O connector, the stacking feature allows multiple branches in a distribution center, custom to each user, and the programmability allows for identical cables/stacking connectors to be used in different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Choiniere, Mark P. Devins, David A. Richards, Kevin D. Galli
  • Patent number: 9461429
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly (100) comprises an insulative housing (1) comprising a lower wall, a receiving space (110), a cavity (120) above the receiving space (110), a shielding shell (9) enclosing the insulative housing (1), a number of contacts (2, 3) received in the insulative housing (1) and a cable (5). The contacts (2, 3) comprise a number of first contacts (2) for transmitting USB 3.0 signal and a number of second contacts (3) capable of transmitting USB 2.0 signal, and an extra signal contact (3e) transmitting an extra signal. The second contacts are partly received in the receiving space (110). The first contacts are partly received in the cavity (120). The engaging section of the extra signal contact (3e) is located on an inner surface of the lower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9461428
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may be directed to an electronic connector. More specifically, the electronic connector may include a single connector body and a mounting end operable to couple the single connector body with an electronic board of an electronics unit. The electronic connector may also include a lower jack portion disposed in the single connector body and include multiple lower pin receptacles, where the lower jack portion is disposed adjacent to the mounting end and is operable to receive a first connector end of a first cable. The electronic connector may further include an upper jack portion disposed in the single connector body and include multiple upper pin receptacles, where the upper jack portion is disposed above the lower jack portion and is operable to receive a second connector end of a second cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Michael Lotter, Eric Michael McSherry, Brian Roger Loiler, David Andrew Chapman, Anthony Jose Morales, Jr., An Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9450344
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Patent number: 9444182
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (16) for forming a modular distribution panel (14), comprising a carrying device (10) having a front plate (20) and comprising at least one distribution module (12), which has at least one connection socket (30) at a head end (28), wherein the head end (28) of the at least one distribution module (12) is opposite the back side of the front plate (20) when the distribution module (12) is fastened to the carrying device (10) and the front plate (20) enables access to the at least one connection socket (30) from the front. The carrying device (10) has a U-profile-shaped accommodating part (18), for which the front plate (20) forms the base of the U-profile shape and into which the head end (28) of the at least one distribution module (12) can be inserted, wherein the distribution module (12) can be detachably fastened to the carrying device (10) at the head end (28) inserted into the accommodating part (18) by means of a clip connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Tillmanns