Coupling Part Or Mating Part Extending Into Panel Opening Patents (Class 439/544)
  • Patent number: 10734757
    Abstract: An electrical multi-connector feedthrough panel comprising a frame configured to couple with a structure and to seal, at least in part, a penetration in the structure across a pressure differential, wherein a first pressurized environment is disposed on one side of the sealed penetration, and wherein a second pressurized environment, different than the first pressurized environment, is disposed on an opposite side of the sealed penetration a plurality of electrical connector insert shells monolithically formed with the frame, each of the plurality of electrical connector insert shells protruding from opposite sides of the frame to form a respective passage through the frame and being configured to sealingly couple with at least one electrical butt connector to thereby seal the respective passage; and an electrically conductive coating disposed on the frame and on each of the plurality of electrical connector insert shells to thereby form an electrical bonding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott Roger Westerfield, Robert Arthur Nye, Robert Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 10557621
    Abstract: A socket assembly for receiving a lamp with a pinch seal and a connecting pin led out therethrough is provided having an outer housing part with an essentially cylindrical cavity which is accessible from outside via a slotted opening extending in a longitudinal direction of the outer housing part, an inner part mounted for rotation about a rotation axis (R) inside the outer housing part and including a free space which is configured for receiving the pinch seal and the connecting pin and is accessible from outside, and two opposed leaf springs for fixation of the pinch seal in the free space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Gietl, Dragan Simsic, Thorsten Baum
  • Patent number: 10170870
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulating housing including a base and a mating tongue extending from the base and the mating tongue defining a thicken step portion at a root near to the base, two rows of contacts with contacting section exposing to opposite surfaces of the mating tongue in front of the step portion and tail sections extending out of the base, and a pair of separate metallic collars respectively disposed upon the opposite surface of the step portion. Two opposite ends of each metallic collar are embedded in the step portion of the insulating housing via an inserting mold process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Hsueh-Lung Hsiao, Ming-Lun Szu, Chao-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10144371
    Abstract: A grounding element is provided. The grounding element includes a metal plate; and a metal block attached to the metal plate. The grounding element may be welded to a body or frame of a vehicle and used to provide a plurality of attachment points for a vehicle wiring harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Bruno C. Bennati, Luke A. Reini
  • Patent number: 9276365
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an upper contact module, a lower contact module, an outer insulative housing inject-molded with the upper contact module and the lower contact module, a shielding mechanism at least partly fixed in the outer insulative housing and a metallic outer shell enclosing the outer insulative housing. The upper contact module includes a number of upper contacts and an upper housing inject-molded with the upper contacts. The lower contact module includes a number of lower contacts and a lower housing inject-molded with the lower contacts. The shielding mechanism and the metallic outer shell are in mechanical contact with each other for achieving a relative larger grounding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Mao-Jung Huang, Li-Li Liang, Yong-Gang Zhang, Kun Liu
  • Patent number: 9153902
    Abstract: Certain embodiments herein relate to mounting configurations for transferring forces or loads away from connectors for a device. A mounting element may be secured to a connector and, in response to the connector receiving a certain amount of force, may move the connector to a surface or an element associated with the device that may be more suitable for withstanding the force. Various positions of a mounting element with respect to a connector, and/or geometric variations of the mounting element, may allow the mounting element to move the connector in multiple planes, such as vertical, horizontal, and/or diagonal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Paul Davies, Angel Wilfredo Martinez, Andrew McIntyre, Brandon Michael Potens
  • Patent number: 8969740
    Abstract: An electric control or signaling device to be assembled through an opening formed in a wall, and including a tubular metal body which is to engage with a first surface of the wall, wherein the body includes a threaded cylindrical portion to be inserted into the opening and an attachment device including a metal clamping ring to be screwed onto the threaded cylindrical portion of the body to attach the control or signaling device through the opening, and a metal attachment plate to be applied against a second surface of the wall opposite the first surface by the clamping ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Patrice Thizon, Eric Bardy
  • Patent number: 8908371
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus is configured to receive a first connector. The first connector includes an insulator and a metal portion protruding from the insulator. The apparatus includes a housing and a second connector in the housing. The second connector is configured to engage with the metal portion of the first connector. The housing includes a portion configured to face a part of the insulator in a direction intersecting an insertion direction of the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Koji Ariga
  • Publication number: 20140266014
    Abstract: A power supplying device is embedding in a hole of a desk. The power supplying device includes an annular base, a ring, and a charging body. The annular base has a through hole. The ring is surrounded the annular base. The charging body has a shell and a charging circuit, which is located in the shell. An outer sidewall of the shell contacted with the through hole of the annular base. A concave for passing through a wire is formed on the outer sidewall. A maximum outer diameter of the shell is adapted to an inner diameter of the through hole of the annular base. An outer diameter of the ring is greater than an inner diameter of the hole of the desk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ming-Yuan Pai, Chao-Yu Yueh
  • Patent number: 8794581
    Abstract: A clip for a construction machine is provided, which prevents the damage of a fastening structure of a connector and facilitates the release of the connector when the connector is fastened to the clip using a connector fastening structure having the same shape in upper, lower, left, and right directions and a moving latch provided in the clip, in the case where the connector that is included in various kinds of wires and signal cables is mounted using the clip that is fixed to a structure of a vehicle of the construction machine. In addition, the clip has a structure whereby two connectors can be simultaneously fastened to one click using the fastening structure having the same shape, and the connector can be fixed to the clip in a desired direction without twisting of the wires using the fastening structure having the same shape in left and right directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment AB
    Inventor: Young-Chul Jo
  • Publication number: 20140106610
    Abstract: A work surface coupling system has power and data capability with an elongate housing defining an internal passageway and having first and second coupling regions for coupling to one or more work surface. The housing may be a one-piece unit or multi-piece assembly, and can support at least one power or data outlet positioned therealong. The internal passageway unobtrusively supports a plurality of electrical conductors associated with power or data outlets. Optional features include one or more removable side panels, laterally-extending support pads, an accessory mounting surface, and various work surface accessories such as shelving, privacy panels, and lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Daniel P. Byrne, Timothy J. Warwick, Brent A. Reame, Chad Zimmerman, William F. Schacht, Randell E. Pate, Robert L. Knapp
  • Patent number: 8651895
    Abstract: For the connection of a programming device to a hearing device an insertable plate (21) into the casing or frame of the hearing device is provided, comprising on one side contacts (29) to the hearing device electronics and on the other side contact pins (27), provided for the connection of a contact adapter/cable system of the programming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Phonak AG
    Inventors: Paul Portmann, Erich Dittli, Bruno Gabathuler, Erdal Karamuk
  • Publication number: 20130316570
    Abstract: Multi-outlet socket boxes for providing power and, optionally, data connection. The sockets are mounted in oppositely directed inclined flanks of a socket support structure. The socket includes a casing containing the support structure, with an opening in the casing and a cover which, in its closed position conceals the structure and in its open position permits access to the sockets. The cover may be in two parts which move towards and away from one another during closing and opening movements. The cover could include several slats hinged together, guides for guiding the slats, and a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Raymond Mazzullo, Adrian Mazzullo, Brian Van Zyl, Bastian Strauf
  • Patent number: 8559183
    Abstract: The power supply and cooling provided by existing aircraft system line replaceable units (LRUs) or other devices supports new cards that are installed in previously empty slots or which replace existing original cards and which are not limited in functionality and do not require licensing of any proprietary technology included in the LRU. These new cards can include components such as processors, memory, and/or storage that significantly improve the performance of the LRU, and/or add new functionality—all without exceeding the power supply and cooling capability of the LRU. A network and avionics bus interface can be added to a portion of the new card and electrically coupled to the circuitry and electronic components on the new card, so that one or more cables connected to the interface can be connected to externally accessible standard avionics buses and network connectors added to a chassis of the LRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: iJet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130217262
    Abstract: An instrument box and a terminal block including a resin housing and a bus bar are provided. The resin housing has a housing body fixed to a box wall surface; and a bus bar housing formed integrally with the housing body and inserted into an insertion hole of the box wall surface. The bus bar has a bus bar body inserted into the insertion hole with fitted in the resin housing and housed in the bus bar housing; a first terminal connecting portion on one side of the bus bar body to connect with the cable terminal end outside the instrument box; and a second terminal connecting portion on another side of the bus bar body to connect with the terminal inside the instrument box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro IKEDA, Yoshinobu Furuya, Kiyotaka Hanaoka, Takahiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 8427826
    Abstract: A computer docking station includes a wall having a first surface, a second surface, and an aperture extending through the wall. A securing member has a body portion configured to be positioned adjacent the first surface of the wall, and a securing projection coupled to the body portion. The securing projection is sized and configured to selectively extend through the aperture in the wall, beyond the second surface, and into a securement recess of a computer to secure the computer to the docking station. An adjustment mechanism is coupled with the body portion of the securing member and is operable to move the securing member relative to the wall between a first position, in which the securing projection is positioned to extend into a securement recess of the computer, and a second position, in which the securing projection is positioned to not extend into the securement recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Chad Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20130084736
    Abstract: An electrical device has a socket formed as a continuous integral portion of an outer case housing. Conductors connect an interior of the socket to circuits within the device, and may be integrally molded with the outer case housing. Separate case housings may be assembled together to form the socket. A resulting socket has a lower profile and a reduced impact to a height requirement within the case, and has a relatively greater strength attributable to the inherent robustness of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Patrick Clement STRITTMATTER, Devin Bertrum PAULEY
  • Publication number: 20130045626
    Abstract: A power strip includes a casing including a plurality of plug insertion portions each having a first insertion port and a second insertion port into which first and second plug blades of a socket plug are to be respectively inserted, a magnetic core which is provided in each of the plurality of plug insertion portions and includes a first opening into which the first plug blade is to be inserted, a second opening into which the second plug blade is to be inserted, and a slit to communicate between the first plug blade and the second plug blade, and a magnetic sensor provided inside the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiromitsu SONEDA, Osamu TSUBOI, Fumihiko NAKAZAWA
  • Patent number: 8366469
    Abstract: A connector isolator system, having a mounting plate with a contact surface and an opposing operational surface and an aperture extended therebetween; a plurality of backstops spaced a distance away from the operational surface of the mounting plate; a printed circuit board (PCB) or other connector carrier member that is movable out-of-plane between the backstop and the operational surface of the mounting plate, and a plurality of in-plane isolators mounted therein with an electrical connector mounted thereon in a position to pass through the aperture in the mounting plate; and one or more biasing members arranged for urging the connector carrier member toward the mounting plate and the electrical connector through the aperture therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8366468
    Abstract: A connector isolator system, having a backstop spaced a fixed distance away from an interface surface; a printed circuit board (PCB) or other connector carrier member that is movable between the backstop and the interface surface, and further comprising one or more in-plane isolators; an electrical connector mounted on the connector carrier member in a position to pass through an aperture in the interface surface; and one or more biasing members arranged between the backstop and the connector carrier member for urging the connector carrier member toward the interface surface and the electrical connector through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8337241
    Abstract: A front load keystone D-shape connector includes a D-shape connector body having a plurality of conducting terminals located on one side thereof, and a frame shell holding the D-shape connector body therein and mountable in one mounting slot on a keystone wall plate/keystone panel, the frame shell having hooks backwardly extended from a back side thereof and adapted for insertion into one mounting slot on the keystonewall plate/keystone panel from a front side for hooking on a part of the keystone wall plate/keystone panel inside the mounting slot. Thus, the invention enhances the application range and convenience of use of a D-subminiature/digital video interface connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Foung
  • Publication number: 20120289082
    Abstract: A mounting base is disclosed comprising: a base housing configured to retain an electrical connector at a first base housing end and a flexible shaft at a second base housing end, the base housing providing an electrical path between the electrical connector and a first electrical wire in the flexible shaft; a contact spring for providing an electrical connection to a power terminal on the electrical connector; a insulation sleeve enclosing the contact spring; a contact eyelet electrically attached to a second electrical wire in the flexible shaft, the contact eyelet in electrical contact with the contact spring; and a grounding collar disposed against an end of the flexible shaft, the grounding collar disposed within an interior channel in the second base housing end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Michael V. Kalavitz
  • Patent number: 8294037
    Abstract: A method for arranging a component on a circuit board, a circuit board, and a mobile device comprising a circuit board are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Dario Ondelj
  • Patent number: 8129634
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a conduit connector can comprise: a body comprising a box engagement region capable of engaging an opening in an enclosure and a spring configured to engage the connector and the enclosure. The box engagement region can have a root surface, a leading tab, and a follower tab wherein the root surface and leading tab can be located between a leading edge and a secondary edge. A leading tab perimeter edge and a follower tab perimeter edge define a tab perimeter diameter that is larger than an opening in the enclosure. When the leading tab is inserted into the enclosure the spring can be disposed to engage the secondary edge and the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Robert K. Sheehan, Vinayak Manohar Chavan
  • Publication number: 20120045931
    Abstract: A connector isolator system, having a backstop spaced a fixed distance away from an interface surface; a printed circuit board (PCB) or other connector carrier member that is movable between the backstop and the interface surface, and further comprising one or more in-plane isolators; an electrical connector mounted on the connector carrier member in a position to pass through an aperture in the interface surface; and one or more biasing members arranged between the backstop and the connector carrier member for urging the connector carrier member toward the interface surface and the electrical connector through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8052443
    Abstract: A bracket (30) includes a mounting piece (33) loosely movably supporting a connector (10) in a direction parallel with a plane intersecting a Z axis that is parallel to a longitudinal axis of the connector (10). The bracket (30) has restricting pieces (32) at opposite sides of the mounting piece (33). Locks (35) are formed at opposite sides of each restricting piece (32) and a projection (34) is formed on the outer surface of each restricting piece (32). The connector (10) includes a side wall (26A) at an inner side of each restricting piece (32), a deflecting piece (11B) for sandwiching the restricting piece (32) together with the side wall (26A). Auxiliary projections (20) are formed on the outer surface of each side wall (26A) and can contact the locks (35) from below. A restricting hole (11C) is formed in each deflecting piece (11B) for engaging the projection (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Uchida, Yusuke Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20110177715
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical plug connector, in particular to an electrical pin or socket connector, for a data transmission interface in the automotive field, having: a plug connector member (100) and a keyed mounting member (200) which can be mounted on the plug connector member (100) and which ensures correctly oriented insertion of an electrical counter plug connector on the electrical plug connector (1), the plug connector member (100) having a mounting projection (120) such that a wall (2) can be clamped between the mounting projection (120) and the keyed mounting member (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Buck, Rolf Jetter, Torsten Sieler
  • Publication number: 20110117773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector assembly (1, 100) for connecting a motor to the cable (5,103) of a strut fixing the motor to an aircraft wing. A male part (2, 101) includes pins (7, 107) and female part (3, 102) lugs (10, 108). In an embodiment, the pins extend radially around the axis (A) of a cable (5) provided with the pins. In another embodiment, the pins extend in a parallel position to the axis (A?) of the cable (103) provided therewith and in a perpendicular direction with the cable provided therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Delmas
  • Patent number: 7922534
    Abstract: A receptacle connector is arranged on an interface of an electronic device for mating with a corresponding plug connector. An anti-incorrect-insertion block is arranged on and protruded from a mating portion of the plug connector. The receptacle connector comprises an insulating housing, conductive terminals assembled in the housing and a first shielding shell for covering on the outside of the insulating housing. A soldering portion welded to a circuit board is arranged on the lower edge of the first shielding shell. The receptacle connector is further provided with a second shielding shell for shielding the electromagnetic signals from the fool-proof opening of the interface. A receptacle connector of the invention shields the fool-proof opening by adding the second shielding shell, thereby preventing the electromagnetic leakage, improving the anti-electromagnetic interference capability of the connector and ensuring an electrical connection of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeng-De Lin, Qingwen Fang
  • Patent number: 7922526
    Abstract: It is an object to provide electrical equipment eliminating the need to change the diameter of wires, and capable of improving assembly workability. Vehicle-mounted camera equipment includes a circuit substrate having a substrate connector, and a camera housing. An inside connector section which is connected to the substrate connector is provided integrally on an inner surface side of the camera housing, and an outside connector section which is connected to an external connector provided at the end of an external harness is provided integrally on an outer surface side of the camera housing. Connector terminals of the inside connector section and connector terminals of the outside connector section are connected by connecting conductors, respectively, which are provided to be buried in the camera housing. The connector terminals, and the connecting conductors are made of a single conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Okada, Masayuki Ishikura, Jiro Fukui, Masatoshi Koike
  • Patent number: 7874869
    Abstract: A reconfigurable patch panel and a method of reconfiguring a patch panel comprising a support member supporting at least one adapter, where the at least one adapter comprises a plurality of ports for coupling to electric signal bearing cables. A pivot, associated with each of the at least one adapters, couples the at least one adapter to the support member. The at least one adapter selectively rotates about the pivot to a selected position relative to the support member. A retainer, associated with each of the at least one adapters, couples the support member to the at least one adapter and retains the at least one adapter in the selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Chern, Saeed Seyed, Tung Po Yang
  • Patent number: 7848088
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a power supply having a first connector on a front side, includes an enclosure, a bracket, and a board. The enclosure includes a rear wall defining an opening for the power supply passing therethrough. The bracket is mounted to the enclosure below the opening, capable of supporting the power supply. A second connector protrudes up from a front end of the bracket, configured for engaging with the first connector of the power supply. The board is attached to a rear side of the power supply, to cover the opening of the rear wall. A plurality of latching slots is defined in the enclosure or the bracket. A plurality of hooks is formed on the board, to engage in the plurality of latching slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Yee Liu
  • Patent number: 7824212
    Abstract: The apparatus simplifies release of the locking connections. The second housing section of the electrical device is designed rotationally asymmetrically in such a way that when rotated about the longitudinal axis, the electrical device at one particular side wall of the second housing section causes the at least one locking connection to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Knepper, Karl-Heinz Nuebel
  • Patent number: 7811111
    Abstract: An exemplary positioning structure is used for a USB connector assembled with an electronic device including a main body. The positioning structure includes a through hole defined in the main body, and a guiding portion configured on a periphery of an inner sidewall of the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Da-Qing Cheng
  • Publication number: 20100248535
    Abstract: A reconfigurable patch panel and a method of reconfiguring a patch panel comprising a support member supporting at least one adapter, where the at least one adapter comprises a plurality of ports for coupling to electric signal bearing cables. A pivot, associated with each of the at least one adapters, couples the at least one adapter to the support member. The at least one adapter selectively rotates about the pivot to a selected position relative to the support member. A retainer, associated with each of the at least one adapters, couples the support member to the at least one adapter and retains the at least one adapter in the selected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Chern, Saeed Seved, Tung Po Yang
  • Publication number: 20100203758
    Abstract: A probe apparatus is provided with a plurality of probe tiles, an interchangeable plate for receiving the probe tiles, a floating plate being disposed between the respective probe tile and a receiving hole on the interchangeable plate, and a control mechanism providing multi-dimensional freedom of motions to control a position of the probe tile relative to the respective receiving hole of the interchangeable plate. A method of controlling the floating plate is also provided by inserting a pair of joysticks into two respective adjustment holes disposed on the floating plate and moving the pair of joysticks to provide translational motions (X-Y) and rotational (theta) motion of the floating plate, and turning the pair of jack screws clockwise and counter-clockwise to provide a translational motion (Z) and two rotational (pitch and roll) motions of the floating plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: CELADON SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Root, William A. Funk
  • Publication number: 20100203759
    Abstract: A connector (M) includes a terminal fitting accommodation member (20), made of synthetic resin, which accommodates a plurality of terminal fittings (30) and a tube (10), produced separately from the terminal fitting accommodation member (20), a front end of which is mounted in a mounting hole (H) of a panel. The connector (M) is constructed by mounting the terminal fitting accommodation member (20) on the tube (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicants: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SEWS-DTC, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hiramatsu, Brian Nagy, Martin Spencer, Kevin Davis, Lalee Xiong
  • Publication number: 20100151727
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulating housing having a main body and a mating portion extending forwardly from a front surface of the main body. The main body defines a mounting surface perpendicular to the front surface and a top surface opposite to the mounting surface. The main body defines a pair of receiving cavities located at two ends thereof, a pair of nuts are received in the receiving cavities respectively. Each nut comprises a board-shaped base portion, a threaded portion stamped from the base portion and a threaded hole therethrough. A plurality of terminals are assembled to the insulating housing. A pair of bolt-inserting apertures penetrate from the top surface to the mounting surface through the threaded holes of nuts respectively. The base portion defines a retention portion interfering with internal walls of the receiving cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU LUO, BO YAN
  • Patent number: 7705873
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus, includes: an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording sheet; a casing that encloses the image forming unit and that has an ejection port configured to eject the recording sheet on which the image are formed; an ejection tray that stacks recording sheets ejected from the ejection port; a main frame side connector configured to electrically connect to an external device, the main frame side connector connectable to an external device side connector provided in the external device while at least a part of the external device is disposed outside the casing; and a supporting member that displaceably supports the main frame side connector with respect to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Kuse
  • Patent number: 7699633
    Abstract: An exemplary positioning structure is used for a USB connector assembled with an electronic device including a main body. The positioning structure includes a through hole defined in the main body, and a guiding portion configured on a periphery of an inner sidewall of the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Da-Qing Cheng
  • Publication number: 20100068924
    Abstract: An electrical connection system 200 comprises a rail 202 and a plurality of electrically conducting posts 204 fixed to the rail 202. The rail 202 is in the form of a tube or rod provided with complimentary electrical connectors 208 and 210 at opposite ends. Each post 204 is coupled to a rail 202 by a short transverse link 205. A fitting 216 is provided at a free end 206 of each post 204 to facilitate mechanical and electrical connection with a through hole terminal. Pairs of rails 202 may be disposed side by side to form nominal positive and negative rails with the posts of the rails 202 interleaving each other and in mutual alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: DRAGON ENERGY PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher George Edward Nightingale, Wai Hong Lee, Boon Hou Tay, Swee Ming Goh, Teck Wee Ang
  • Publication number: 20100041268
    Abstract: It is an object to provide electrical equipment eliminating the need to change the diameter of wires, and capable of improving assembly workability. Vehicle-mounted camera equipment 20 includes a circuit substrate 24 having a substrate connector 27, and a camera housing 25. An inside connector section 28 which is connected to the substrate connector 27 is provided integrally on an inner surface side of the camera housing 25, and an outside connector section 29 which is connected to an external connector 22 provided at the end of an external harness 21 is provided integrally on an outer surface side of the camera housing 25. Connector terminals 28a of the inside connector section 28 and connector terminals 29a of the outside connector section 29 are connected by connecting conductors 30, respectively, which are provided to be buried in the camera housing 25. The connector terminals 28a, 29a, and the connecting conductors 30 are made of a single conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD, SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD, SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD
    Inventors: Jun Okada, Masayuki Ishikura, Jiro Fukui, Masatoshi Koike
  • Publication number: 20090325419
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a metal casing mounted on a base plate, a circuit board housed in the casing, and a connector to which a signal cable is detachably connected. The casing has a cover surface that covers the circuit board from the side opposite to the base plate and a connector mount section that is stepped from the cover surface toward the base plate. The connector is secured onto the bottom of the connector mount section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masami Oosawa
  • Publication number: 20090305556
    Abstract: A mounting structure includes an electrical circuit board provided with at least one through hole. An electrical component is electrically connected to the electrical circuit board. The electrical component includes an insulating housing. A holding member has a plate-like base fixed to the insulating housing. The base has a protrusion extending there from. Opposing plate-like first legs extend from the protrusion and interfere with an inside surface of the through hole for securing the holding member to the through hole in the electrical circuit board. A plate-like second leg extends from the protrusion in the same direction as the first legs. The second leg is arranged between the first legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Yuzo Kawahara, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masoto Minakata
  • Patent number: 7621777
    Abstract: An electric plug connector for fastening to a wall, with a plug connector housing, on which, by means of a coupling sleeve, a plugged-in counter-plug connector, in the form of a plug or a jack, is securable, and with a flange plate with a central breakthrough, for receiving and for connecting the plug connector housing to a wall, the flange plate comprising through-bore holes for fastening screws. In the electric plug connector according to the invention the flange plate is implemented as one piece and detachably connected with the plug connector. An internal usable clearance of the central breakthrough of the flange plate corresponds to an outer diameter of a coupling sleeve of the plug connector and/or to an outer diameter of the plug connector housing. This embodiment permits in the radial direction of the plug connector a form-fitting connection of the flange plate with the plug connector housing without a special shape forming of the housing being required for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: CONINVERS GmbH
    Inventor: Maik Thelen
  • Publication number: 20090253294
    Abstract: For preventing incomplete lock of a terminal at lock leaves of a connection box main body, and locking the terminal smoothly and securely at the lock leaves, a terminal lock device includes a connection box main body made of insulation resin, having a surrounding wall for receiving a terminal, and a pair of flexible lock leaves in the surrounding wall. A tab of the terminal with an electric wire is structured for inserting a head of a bolt. The tab is locked at the lock leaves. The terminal is connected to a mating circuit by screwing. A cover includes projecting plates, which are respectively inserted into bending spaces for bending the lock leaves when the cover is attached at the connection box main body. A pair of wall ribs is provided adjacent to the lock leaves, and a pair of tab ribs is provided at both ends of the tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Akahori, Takao Nogaki, Toshinori Iwai
  • Publication number: 20090233481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle, particularly an automobile (100), comprising an on-board supply system (1?), at least one peripheral device (1), and at least one socket (2, 2b, 2c, 2d) for connecting user terminals (5), such as notebooks, mobile telephones, pocket PCs, handheld devices, and similar, to the at least one peripheral device (1), e.g. a multifunctional infotainment module, and the on-board supply system (1?) of the vehicle. According to the invention, the housing (4) of the at least one socket (2, 2b, 2c, 2d) is provided with a recess (4a) which is located on the side facing the plug and in which at least one connection (3a) that is connected to a power conductor (6) of the vehicle for supplying the user terminals (5) with power and at least one connection (3b) that is connected to a data line (6) of the vehicle for transmitting data between the user terminals (5) and the at least one peripheral device (1) are disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: CASCO SCHOELLER GmbH
    Inventors: Günther Messerschmid, Pedro Moreno-Romero
  • Patent number: 7578699
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a chassis (10) and a connector (30). The chassis includes a bottom panel (11) and a side panel (13) perpendicular to the bottom panel. The side panel defines an opening (131). A positioning flange (15) protrudes from the side panel parallel to the bottom panel. Two resilient hooks (17) extend from the side panel at opposite sides of the opening. The connector is mounted in the opening. The connector includes a first face (32), a second face (34) parallel to the first face and a top wall (36) perpendicular to the first and second faces. Two ends of the first face are engaged with the corresponding resilient hooks. The second face abuts against the side panel. The positioning flange abuts against the top wall of the connector, thereby the connector is sandwiched between the positioning flange and the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiu-Zhong Yin
  • Publication number: 20090197463
    Abstract: A housing for a device for mounting on an assembly surface, in particular a sensor module with a sensor for a motor vehicle, has a housing assembly surface, by way of which the housing may be brought into contact with the assembly surface and a contact socket with electrical contacts which may be electrically and mechanically connected with a complementary contact plug and running parallel to a housing plane in which the housing assembly surface is arranged. A locking device is provided with the following features: a detector for detecting a given position on the assembly surface when the housing is on contact with the assembly surface by way of the housing assembly surface, a blocking device for releasing or blocking the mechanical and/or electrical connection between the contact socket and the contact plug. The connection is released by the blocking device when the housing is in contact with the given position on the assembly surface by way of its housing assembly surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Christoph, Christian Plankl
  • Publication number: 20090197464
    Abstract: An interface adaptor includes a housing having a cartridge chamber and an opening providing access to the cartridge chamber. The housing includes a first mating interface and a second mating interface. A cartridge is received in the cartridge chamber through the opening and is removable from the cartridge chamber through the opening. The cartridge includes a substrate, a first header, and a second header. The first header is mounted to the substrate and is provided at the first mating interface for mating with a first connector, and the second header is mounted to the substrate and is provided at the second mating interface for mating with the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Douglas John Hardy, John Wesley Hall