Flange On Coupling Part Patents (Class 439/569)
  • Patent number: 10355394
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided which has a reliable waterproof performance. The electrical connector has an insulated body having a housing, a plurality of conductive terminals, a metal shell, two fixed plates, and a waterproof adhesive. The plurality of conductive terminals are fixed to the insulative body. The insulated body is inserted into a cavity of the metal shell from back to front. The two fixed plates are respectively mounted on two opposite sides of the housing. Each fixed plate has a fixed portion and a holding portion bent downwardly from a rear side of the fixed portion. A rear side of the housing is held by the holding portions. The waterproof adhesive is coated on the holding portion and the rear side of the housing to form an overall seal on a rear portion of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Xue-Hai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10164367
    Abstract: Coupling between terminals can be properly arranged and the effect of crosstalk and noise can be surely and significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Nobumasa Motohashi
  • Patent number: 9429360
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing with a plurality of contacts therein and a metallic shell enclosing said housing to form a mating cavity in which the contacting sections of the contacts are exposed upon a mating tongue of the housing, which extends in the mating cavity. A heating device is retained in the housing and located adjacent to the contacting sections of the contacts to expel humidity therefrom and away from the mating cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu-San Hsiao, De-Jin Chen
  • Patent number: 9362641
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the invention a device includes a first circuit board having a hollow slot, wherein a longitudinal length of the hollow slot is greater than a transverse length of the hollow slot, wherein a longitudinal axis of the hollow slot is parallel to a first edge of the first circuit board, wherein the hollow slot causes a gap at a second edge of the first circuit board, and wherein the hollow slot is adapted to accept a second circuit board that is oriented orthogonally to the first circuit board. The device may further include a first data transferring connector coupled to the first circuit board at a longitudinal terminus of the hollow slot, wherein the first data transferring connector is adapted to connect to a second data transferring connector that is coupled to the second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Alexander Bachmutsky
  • Patent number: 9131613
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly, includes an electrical connector, a pick up cap mounted on the electrical connector, and a film. The pick up cap has a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface has a holding surface defining a plurality of through holes. A film includes a connecting portion connected with the bottom surface of the pick up cap and a moved portion moved between an open position and a closed position. When the moved portion located in the open position, the through hole of the pick up cap is opened. When the moved portion located in the closed position, the through hole of the pick up cap is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuo-Hsiu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9088095
    Abstract: A connector is fixable to an object such as a circuit board. The connector comprises a shell. The shell has a body portion and a fixing portion for fixing the body portion to the circuit board. The body portion is provided with an engagement piece. The fixing portion has a flange and an opening. The flange is configured to be screwed to and pressed against the circuit board. The opening is engaged with the engagement piece so as to press the engagement piece toward the circuit board when the flange is pressed against the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, JAE TAIWAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Yokoyama, Masafumi Kodera
  • Patent number: 8998639
    Abstract: There is provided a board connector that prevents loads due to thermal changes in a connector housing from being directly imposed on soldered areas of anchor hardware and that enhances anchoring reliability of the anchor hardware. A board connector includes a connector housing to be populated on a circuit board, anchor hardware for soldering the connector housing to the circuit board, holding grooves that are formed on the connector housing and capable of press-fitting and holding upper lugs of the anchor hardware, and tapered portions that are formed in the respective holding grooves and that guide the upper lugs of each of the pieces of press-fitted anchor hardware in a direction away from each side surface of the connector housing, thereby creating clearance S between the anchor hardware and respective opposing side surfaces of the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kousuke Kida, Shinichi Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 8998637
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razo, David A. Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20150087184
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing and a plurality of contacts retained on a mating portion of the housing. The mating portion has a mating port with a geometric centre. The contacts are divided into an upper array and a lower array. Each array includes several first contacts and at least one pair of second contacts located on two sides of the first contacts, the first contacts of the upper array are centrally symmetric to the first contacts of the lower array relative to the geometric centre of the mating port. The new type of contacts arrangement can improve the quality of the signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Drapho Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhihong Fang, Zhuping Wu, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 8936484
    Abstract: An electrical connector interface comprises a plug connector assembly, a receptacle connector assembly, and an anti-rotation fastener receiving post. A plurality of spaced apart conductive contact sockets each have a mating end retained in a monolithic mating portion of a nonconductive plug connector shell body. A plurality of spaced apart conductive contact pins extend into a mating portion of a nonconductive receptacle connector shell body. The nonconductive plug and receptacle connector shell bodies each have an external mounting flange with a anti-rotation aperture. The anti-rotation fastener post has a first anti-rotation end insertable into either the plug anti-rotation aperture or the receptacle anti-rotation aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Metzler, Eric A. Carter, Randy P. Gauvin, Michael Sapron
  • Patent number: 8882537
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connecting arrangement for purposes of connecting an electrical line to a component section, with a holding device, which has a holding element for purposes of arranging on the component section and a connecting element for purposes of connecting the line with the holding element, with a breakthrough to be provided on the component section for purposes of guiding through the connecting element, wherein the holding element is embodied in the form of a clamp for purposes of encompassing the component section in at least some sections, and wherein a positioning device is provided for purposes of positioning the holding element in a design position on the component section, which has a holding element-side positioning element and a counter element to be provided on the component section, which interact in a form fit, and also a holding element for such a connecting arrangement with a clamp-type profile and a positioning element for purposes of a form-fit positioning of the holding element on the co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Guillaume Blanchet, Olivier Marty
  • Publication number: 20140293569
    Abstract: A protective device is for an electrical connector of a power electronics module inserted in a casing. The connector protrudes from one of the faces of the casing and is suitable to connect an electrical supply line to the module. The device includes at least one face for covering at least partially the connector so as to protect the connector between the face of the casing and the at least one face of the device. The device can bear on the casing when a force is applied in the direction of the casing on the at least one face of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventor: Stephan Bougeard
  • Patent number: 8827742
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes a metallic shell (1), an insulative housing (2) combined to the metallic shell, a plurality of terminals (3) retained in the insulative housing, an insulative cover (5) covering the metallic shell, a waterproof ring (7) and a waterproof plate (8) respectively attached to a front end and a rear face of the insulative cover, and a fixing member (6) attached to the insulative cover. The fixing member includes a rectangular portion (61), at least one corner portion (62) bending from the rectangular portion along a first vertical direction and penetrating into the insulative cover, at least one soldering pad (63) extending laterally from the rectangular portion, and at least one teared portion (64) bending from the rectangular portion towards a second vertical direction opposite to the first vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fei Wang
  • Publication number: 20140242836
    Abstract: A terminal block includes at least one connecting terminal housing that extends in a longitudinal direction and is row-capable in a transverse direction. The transverse direction is transverse to the longitudinal direction. The connecting terminal housing includes a first flange and a second flange. The first flange is disposed in a first area at a first end of the connecting terminal housing and extends in a first direction. The second flange is disposed in a second area at a second end of the connecting terminal housing and extends in a second direction that is different than the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Brand, Dennis Habirov
  • Patent number: 8814579
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided, including a substrate, an electronic element, a plurality of metal members, and an insulating sheet. The electronic element includes a plurality of terminals. The substrate forms a recess with the electronic element disposed therein. The metal members are disposed on the electronic element and insulated from each other. Additionally, the metal members connect the terminals with the substrate. The insulating sheet connects to the metal members and is adjacent to the electronic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Ta Chen, Yao-Wei Wang, Ting-Yao Cheng, Shih-Jung Chuang
  • Publication number: 20140213102
    Abstract: A field installable backshell connector for a shielded cable provides an EMI shield around control signal conductors and a plastic connector of the cable and also provides a mechanical terminal of the cable. The backshell connector provides a low impedance ground path from the cable shield to a connector socket. The connector socket includes a plastic connector header that is shielded by a grounded metal shroud. When connected to the socket, the backshell is abutted with the connector socket shroud to complete the low impedance ground path from the cable shield in order to shunt electrical noise introduced on the cable shield, connector backshell and shroud to ground to resist electrical interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Figie
  • Publication number: 20140154914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mating enclosure having a flange, wherein the flange has a forward face, a rearward face, and a first outer perimeter, a central opening, wherein the central opening has a second outer perimeter contained within the first outer perimeter, at least one protrusion protruding substantially perpendicularly from the forward face of the flange, wherein the protrusion has an inner surface facing the central opening, an outer surface facing away from the central opening, and a forward surface facing in the same direction as the forward face of the flange, and at least one locking element positioned on the outer surface of the protrusion, wherein the locking element is at rest such that a distance between the outer perimeter of the flange and the locking element is less than a distance between the outer perimeter of the flange and the outer surface of the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TE Connectivity Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Paul Schneider
  • Patent number: 8696379
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razo, David A. Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20140094060
    Abstract: An electrical connector interface comprises a plug connector assembly, a receptacle connector assembly, and an anti-rotation fastener receiving post. A plurality of spaced apart conductive contact sockets each have a mating end retained in a monolithic mating portion of a nonconductive plug connector shell body. A plurality of spaced apart conductive contact pins extend into a mating portion of a nonconductive receptacle connector shell body. The nonconductive plug and receptacle connector shell bodies each have an external mounting flange with a anti-rotation aperture. The anti-rotation fastener post has a first anti-rotation end insertable into either the plug anti-rotation aperture or the receptacle anti-rotation aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark W. Metzler, Eric A. Carter, Randy P. Gauvin, Michael Sapron
  • Publication number: 20140057489
    Abstract: A dual coupler stay includes a base, a cleat configured for receipt within an aperture defined by a vehicle, and a post. The base is positioned longitudinally between the cleat and the post and each of the cleat and the post is integral with the base and extends longitudinally away from the base. The dual coupler stay also includes a first flange and a second flange laterally spaced from the first flange. Each of the first flange and the second flange is integral with and extends away from the post, and is configured to support a respective electrical coupler of a vehicle. The dual coupler stay also includes a spacer that is integral with the post and extends away from the post. The spacer is positioned laterally between the first flange and the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Camas Elaine Reed
  • Publication number: 20140045374
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a shell covering the insulative housing, and a flange mounted to the shell. The insulative housing has a front face, a number of outer faces, and a receiving cavity extending through the front face for receiving a mating connector. The shell has a front wall and a number of outer walls covering the housing front and outer faces, respectively. The flange has a mating sleeve mounted to the shell and a mating flange portion for engaging a panel along a front-to-back direction. The mating sleeve is bent from a material band, and the mating flange portion is bent from the mating sleeve. The mating flange portion is substantially perpendicular to and resiliently flexible relative to the mating sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHI-HUI TANG, ZHI-CHENG ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20140038455
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razo, David A. Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20130344734
    Abstract: A connector is fixable to an object such as a circuit board. The connector comprises a shell. The shell has a body portion and a fixing portion for fixing the body portion to the circuit board. The body portion is provided with an engagement piece. The fixing portion has a flange and an opening. The flange is configured to be screwed to and pressed against the circuit board. The opening is engaged with the engagement piece so as to press the engagement piece toward the circuit board when the flange is pressed against the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yohei YOKOYAMA, Masafumi KODERA
  • Publication number: 20130337681
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a mating slot, a number of contacts and a pair of metal hold downs fastened in the insulative housing. Each contact includes a contacting portion extending into the mating slot. Each metal hold down includes a first portion, a second portion perpendicular to the first portion and a connecting portion connecting the first portion and the second portion. The first portion defines a first hole, the second portion defines a second hole for maintaining solders, and the connecting portion defines a third hole connecting the first hole and the second hole. The first portion and the connecting portion are insert molded in the insulative housing with material of the insulative housing filling in the first and the third holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: TERRANCE F. LITTLE, HUNG-YANG YEH, CHIA-PIN LIU
  • Publication number: 20130330966
    Abstract: A connection pin for mounting in a through-hole provided in a component carrier of an electronic assembly, the connection pin comprising an anchoring part adapted for insertion into said through-hole, a contact part adapted to extend outside said through-hole, and a flange part adapted to abut against said component carrier and located between said anchoring part and said contact part. The connection pin is provided with an internal cavity, which is provided with an outer opening at a free end of the anchoring part. The contact part is provided with a protruding elongated interconnection member at a free end thereof, and the respective shapes of the interconnection member and the internal cavity are such that the interconnection member is adapted for insertion into a corresponding internal cavity of another similar connection pin. A method for producing an electronic assembly with stackable modules is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Igor Perez-Uria, Ola Arvidsson
  • Publication number: 20130316571
    Abstract: A connector includes a first portion having a shank defining an axis and a pair of flanges defining a receiving space therebetween, the pair of flanges extending from the shank substantially perpendicular to the axis. A second portion of the connector is movable relative to the first portion along the axis between a first position and a second position corresponding to a first configuration and a second configuration of the connector. The second portion includes at least one lobe that does not extend into the receiving space between the pair of flanges of the first portion when the connector is in the first configuration. The at least one lobe extends into the receiving space between the pair of flanges of the first portion when the connector is in the second configuration. The connector can be part of a mounting arrangement for mounting a component to a bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Regine Kraft
  • Publication number: 20130316572
    Abstract: A connector assembly (1) comprises: a female connector (60) which includes a female terminal (70), a female-side housing (80) which holds the female terminal (70), and a bolt (86) which is held to be rotatable by the female-side housing (80); and a male connector (10) which includes a male terminal (20), a male-side housings (30 and 50) which holds the male terminal (20) and can be fitted with the female-side housing (80), and a female screw portion (531) which is provided in the male-side outer housing (50), the female connector (60) and the male connector (10) fit together by screwing the bolt (86) and the female screw portion (531) with each other, and the connector assembly (1) comprise a fitting indicator (514 and 824) which indicates fitting between the female terminal (70) and the male terminal (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIKURA, LTD.
    Inventors: Kohki Ishikawa, Shigeru Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8585441
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted to be straddle mounted to a PCB and a method for mounting such an electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a housing defining a datum to abut the bottom side of the PCB and an upper row of contacts fastened in the housing. Each upper contact has a flexible mounting portion extending from the housing to abut the top side of the PCB. The mounting portions of the top contacts and the datum of the housing is adapted to clip the PCB thereby positioning the electrical connector related to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Yue-Ou Zhang
  • Patent number: 8556653
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razi, David A. Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20130109226
    Abstract: Disclosed is a connecting arrangement for purposes of connecting an electrical line to a component section, with a holding device, which has a holding element for purposes of arranging on the component section and a connecting element for purposes of connecting the line with the holding element, with a breakthrough to be provided on the component section for purposes of guiding through the connecting element, wherein the holding element is embodied in the form of a clamp for purposes of encompassing the component section in at least some sections, and wherein a positioning device is provided for purposes of positioning the holding element in a design position on the component section, which has a holding element-side positioning element and a counter element to be provided on the component section, which interact in a form fit, and also a holding element for such a connecting arrangement with a clamp-type profile and a positioning element for purposes of a form-fit positioning of the holding element on the co
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130109227
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Belkin International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8426744
    Abstract: A holding member for connecting an electric part to an electric circuit board. The holding member has a base section, a pair of first leg sections, and a second leg section. The base section has a plate-like shape. The pair of first leg sections includes respective spring sections and hook sections. The second leg section includes a control section. The pair of first leg sections configured to be inserted into a through hole in the electric circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20130065432
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for fixing a connector includes a protrusion, a fixing plate, and a fastener. The protrusion protrudes from the connector, and is located at a side of the connecting portion. The protrusion includes a head portion and a pin connected between the head portion and the connector. The fixing plate defines an opening, a first hole, a second hole communicating with the first hole, and a positioning hole. The fastener is fixed to the connector and includes an extendable shaft. When the connecting portion extends through the opening, the protrusion extends through the first hole, and the shaft abuts against the fixing plate. The connector is moved to allow the pin to enter the second hole. The head portion is blocked by the fixing plate. The shaft engages in the positioning hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: LI-REN FU, JUN-HUI WANG, AI-LING HE
  • Patent number: 8366480
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razo, David A Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20130012053
    Abstract: A system for electrically connecting a tool to a robot wrist. The system includes a first component being a tool flange arranged for rotation around a robot axis, and a second component, which includes an electric cabling and a connector permanently connected to each other. The connector has a plurality of poles and the electric cabling includes a plurality of conductors. Each conductor is permanently connected to a respective pole. The tool flange and the connector are mutually adapted for attaching the connector to the tool flange. According to the invention the tool flange has eccentric mounting means arranged for eccentric attachment of the connector on the tool flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Sirkett, Jan-Erik Nahls
  • Publication number: 20120264330
    Abstract: A connector includes a multi-port shield configured to reduce EMI. A housing is positioned inside the shield and includes one or more projections extending from a first face, the projections aligned with each port. A vertical wall is provided on the first face of the housing. Apertures in the vertical wall are aligned with the projections. The vertical wall helps reduce the amount of EMI generated by the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Emanuel G. Banakis, Jerry D. Kachlic
  • Publication number: 20120244745
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicants: Belkin Corporation, BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, David Kleemann, Vincent Razo
  • Patent number: 8210871
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razo, David A. Kleeman
  • Patent number: 8182284
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing including a mating portion defining a mating direction and located on the front portion thereof and a supporting portion rearward extending from the mating portion, a plurality of contacts receiving in the housing, a cover assembled on the housing, a plurality of cables electrically connected to the contacts. The housing further includes a pair of wing portions extending from an rear wall of the mating portion and defining substantially a Z-like configuration in a top view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Kuo
  • Publication number: 20120115357
    Abstract: A lamp socket includes a socket body, a flange and a plurality of support members. The flange is connected to the socket body and protrudes from the socket body horizontally. The plurality of support members are connected to the socket body. At least one engaging groove including at least two engaging widths is formed between the plurality of the support members and the flange, so as to secure the socket body to a bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: YEN LIN LEE, SHIH CHE FU, CHING FU TIEN, CHAO CHIH WEI
  • Publication number: 20110207369
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, David A. Kleeman, Vincent Razo
  • Patent number: 7980892
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic accessory configured to couple with an electronic device can comprise a housing and a spacer. The housing can comprise a body comprising a width, a length, and a thickness; and a neck extending from the body, the neck comprising a length less than the length of the body. The spacer can comprise an opening configured to be removably coupled around the neck. When the electronic accessory is fully electrically coupled to the electronic device through a docking end of the electronic device, the neck can be located between the body and the electronic device and the electronic device remains uncradled by the electronic accessory. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, Vincent Razo, David A. Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20100291797
    Abstract: A locking piece (51) posturing like a cantilever is disposed on a periphery of a connector (20) by extending the locking piece (51) forward from a rear side thereof along a direction in which the connector (20) is inserted into a mounting hole (12) of a bracket (10). A locking projection (55) which elastically locks a to-be-locked plate (13) formed at an upper side of the locking piece (51) by bending the bracket (10) rearward from an edge of the mounting hole (12) is formed by striking a part of the locking piece (51). When a force acts on the connector (20) in a removal direction, a tensile load acts on the locking piece (51). Therefore the locking piece (51) hardly deforms. Thereby it is possible to prevent the connector (20) from slipping off the bracket (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuichi Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 7803016
    Abstract: An electronic accessory (715) for an MP3 player comprising: (a) a body (705) having a neck (707) extending from the body, the neck having a cross-sectional dimension that is substantially less than a corresponding cross-sectional dimension of the body; (b) an electrical connector (763) located at least partially within the neck and configured to electrically connect the accessory to the MP3 player; (c) at least one electrical components (701) located at least partially within the body; and (d) a at least two electrical conductors (790) electrically coupling the electrical components to the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Thorben Neu, David Kleemann, Vincent Razo
  • Patent number: 7762852
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, an electrical connector including a D-subminiature connector assembly that includes a base; a D-subminiature connector mounted to the base; and a header mounted to the base. The header has a plurality of internal contacts and an open rear end for receiving a receptacle that includes conductive contacts that are electrically connected to the internal contacts when the receptacle is fully inserted into and engaged with the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: BTX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter R. Daly, Christopher J. Poulin
  • Patent number: 7744409
    Abstract: An extension cord comprising of at least two electrical conductors; a female electrical socket; and an anchor operably connected to the electrical conductors, the anchor including first and second members defining first and second voids, respectively, the first and second members having a first position wherein the first and second voids are substantially adjacent and a second position wherein the first and second voids are coplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 7744410
    Abstract: A sinking type electrical connector is adapted for coupling to a circuit board. The sinking type electrical connector includes a body and at least one limiting unit. The body has a front end portion, a connecting portion provided in the front end portion, and a top surface. The limiting unit is provided at one side of the body and includes a plurality of limiting portions respectively located at different levels. A selected one of the limiting portions of the limiting unit which are at different levels is brought to engage the circuit board so that a distance from the top surface of the body to the circuit board is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Yu Hsieh, Wen-Chin Wu
  • Patent number: 7651343
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing and a plurality of terminals received in the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a mating portion, and the mating portion defines a plurality of receiving slots, an inserting slot communicating with the plurality of receiving slots and a pair of guiding posts respectively and symmetrically disposed at two sides of the inserting slot. The pair of guiding posts locating within the spectrum of the height of the inserting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Zhu, Wei Yuan
  • Publication number: 20090305558
    Abstract: The invention relates to an angle connector that is to be mounted on a unit housing and comprises a plug housing and a housing flange which partially extends over the plug housing and can be fastened in a rotationally fixed manner to the unit housing. The plug housing is rotatably fastened to the housing flange and can be twisted, using rotational resistance, relative to the housing flange in order to define the direction of extension. The plug housing of the disclosed angle connector is rotatably mounted on the housing flange by means of an elastic sleeve which is rotatably accommodated inside an annular front recess of the plug housing or housing flange and engages in a rotationally fixed manner with the respective associated housing flange or plug housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Johann Scholler, Sonja Fredl
  • Publication number: 20090130897
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly for use in connecting an energy source to an energy delivering device is described herein. The receptacle assembly includes a face plate defining an aperture. The receptacle also includes an adapter assembly including an adapter plate, supporting a terminal that is operatively connected to the energy source. Additionally, the receptacle includes a spacer member interposed between an inner surface of the aperture of the face plate and an outer surface of the adapter plate, wherein the spacer member permits omni-directional movement of the adapter plate and terminal relative to the face plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Tom McMunigal, Jeffrey A. Hammond, David R. Cooper