Including Or For Use With Coaxial Cable Patents (Class 439/578)
  • Patent number: 11646517
    Abstract: A plug connector provides an electrical connection to a conductor track connection of a printed circuit board. The plug connector has a first printed circuit board with a conductor track connection and a plugging region for plugging the printed circuit board into the plug connector. The plugging region extends parallel to the first printed circuit board. A contact element and/or a spring element is provided in the plug connector. The plugging region and the contact element and/or the spring element are arranged in such a way that, in a plugged state of the plug connector, the printed circuit board which is plugged into the plugging region is arranged parallel to the printed circuit board and the conductor track connection is arranged opposite the conductor track connection. An electrical connection of the conductor track connection to the conductor track connection is provided by the contact element and/or the spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: HARTING Electric Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Friesen, Till Riechmann, Felix Loske, Inga Heile, Christian Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11646510
    Abstract: A shielding electrical terminal is presented herein. The shielding electrical terminal includes a securing portion that is configured to attach to an outer shield conductor of a shielded cable and a cylindrical mating portion having an inner surface configured to make electrical contact with a corresponding cylindrical shield terminal inserted within the mating portion. The inner surface of the mating portion defines a plurality of protrusions that extend from the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 11588266
    Abstract: A coaxial connector is provided. The coaxial connector includes a shell, a first fixing member, a second fixing member, and a core body. The first fixing member and the second fixing member are disposed in a fixing thru-hole of the shell. One end of the first fixing member abuts against one end of the second fixing member. One portion of the core body is disposed in the first fixing member and the second fixing member. An inner diameter of a first inner engaging portion of the first fixing member changes with a length thereof, and an inner diameter of a second inner engaging portion of the second fixing member is uniform. An outer diameter of an engaging portion of the core body changes with a length thereof, and an outer diameter of an auxiliary engaging portion of the core body is uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: BO-JIANG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang-Hui Chiang
  • Patent number: 11532900
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector assembly includes a coupler, a rear body assembly rotatably engaged with the coupler, the rear body assembly including a stationary retention member defining an stationary retention member inner channel surface and one or more stationary retention member grooves extending inwardly from the stationary retention member inner channel surface, a movable retention member that is movable with respect to the stationary retention member in an axial direction, the movable retention member defining a movable retention member inner channel surface and one or more movable retention member grooves extending inwardly from the movable retention member inner channel surface, the one or more movable retention member grooves defining a movable retention member groove surface, and one or more compression rings positioned at least partially within the one or more stationary retention member grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS RF LLC
    Inventors: Jorgen Mitchell Hansen, Brian Lyle Kisling, David Jeffrey Malouf
  • Patent number: 11469557
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal having a first surface defining a plurality of ridges protruding from the first surface. A first ridge in the plurality of ridges has a different height above the first surface than a second ridge in the plurality of ridges. The plurality of ridges is configured to provide a plurality of electrical contact points between the terminal and a corresponding mating terminal. A method of manufacturing the electrical connector includes the steps of providing a terminal preform formed of sheet metal having the first surface and forming the plurality of ridges which protrude from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 11469532
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an internal conductor configured as a movable element, thereby providing a connector for preventing the occurrence of the breakdown or damage of a pin of a male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Junkosha Inc.
    Inventor: Hiromi Yasumoto
  • Patent number: 11462875
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes coaxially arranged inner and outer barrels. The outer barrel overlaps a portion of the inner barrel. The cable assembly further includes a cable that has at least one wire surrounded by an inner insulator that is covered in a metallic shield. The metallic shield is arranged in between the inner and outer barrels. The inner barrel includes a retention feature that is arranged beneath the metallic shield. The retention feature protrudes radially outward from the inner barrel to an outermost diameter. The outer barrel includes a crimped portion that is arranged adjacent to the retention feature and has an innermost diameter that is less than the outermost diameter to capture the metallic shield therebetween and prevent the outer barrel from axial movement relative to the inner barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: James P. Schuster, William J. Palm, Michael Messuri, Jared Bilas, Dominic A. Messuri, Leslie Jones
  • Patent number: 11387549
    Abstract: A glazing panel comprising (i) a pane of glass, (ii) an antenna, (iii) an electrically conductive connector joined to the antenna by a solder material, and (iv) a coaxial cable joined to the electrically conductive connector. The electrically conductive connector is a flat connector comprising first and a second electrically conductive portions laminated between two films of a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC INC.
    Inventors: Peter Schnoerch, Shoichi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11374346
    Abstract: A high-voltage self-aligning push to mate electrical interconnect device is provided. The electrical interconnect device includes a housing with a mating end and a receiving end. The interconnect also includes an insulator bushing configured to be affixed to the receiving end of the housing. The interconnect also includes a center pin disposed within the housing. The center pin extends from the mating end of the housing to the receiving end of the housing. The interconnect also includes a connector socket disposed within the insulator bushing and which is in electrical communication with the center pin. The interconnect also includes an alignment sleeve including a chamfered mating funnel defining a void configured to accept and surround the housing and at least a portion of insulator bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: David K. Martinez
  • Patent number: 11374349
    Abstract: A receptacle connector device for electrical vehicle use in accordance with the present invention is disposed at a battery terminal of an electric vehicle and is connected to a plug connector in a charging station. The receptacle connector comprises an insulating body and a plurality of conducting elements. The insulating body is made of waterproof plastic materials and the plurality of the conducting elements are made of metal materials. The insulating body has a plurality of concentric circular grooves and a transverse portion. The plurality of the conducting elements are respectively disposed in the plurality of the concentric circular grooves, characterized in that: each of the plurality of the conducting elements forms a rough surface, thereby to enlarge contact area between the plurality of the conducting elements and the insulating body in moulding process for firm combination of plastic and metal materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Chien Lee, Sheng-Tsung Yuan
  • Patent number: 11355892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a circular connector, which comprises a male head and a female seat. The male head provides a first circular body, a third circular body, a first electrode group and a third electrode group. The female seat provides a first base, a second circular body, a fourth circular body, a second base, a second electrode group and a fourth electrode group. The second base, the fourth circular body, the second circular body and the first base are arranged outwards from the center point of the female seat. The male head is combined with the female base, so that the third circular body is inserted between the second circular body and the fourth circular body to realize non-directional electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Hsien-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 11336038
    Abstract: A connector suitable for being mounted on a coaxial cable comprising at least one metal braid layer surrounding inner parts of the cable and an outer insulating layer surrounding said at least one metal braid layer and a silicone sleeve arranged around the outer insulating layer wherein the connector comprises a ferrule to be arranged in electrical contact with said at least one metal braid layer, wherein said outer insulating layer of the cable is arranged to be stripped away for the length of said electrical contact, a base arranged cylindrically around said ferrule, and a collar arranged at least partially within said base and comprising a body configurable around the ferrule; wherein the body of the collar has a first outer diameter substantially the same as the diameter of the outer insulating layer of the coaxial cable; and the silicone sleeve is arranged, upon mounting the coaxial cable to the connector, between the base and the body of the collar for applying a pressure force to said at least one meta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Teleste Oyj
    Inventor: Steve Gribby
  • Patent number: 11322884
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting and disconnecting an electrical connection, comprising a socket, a male plug that can be connected to the socket, and a coupling mechanism which is designed for locking the socket to the male plug and for separating it therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Karsten Krome
  • Patent number: 11322895
    Abstract: A shielding for a signal connector includes a plurality of shielding walls arranged to electromagnetically shield a signal contact of the signal connector, a forward end open for receiving a mating connector along an insertion direction, and a longitudinal circumferential retention element extending along a circumferential direction of the shielding. At least two of the shielding walls are parallel with each other at least in sections in a cross-section perpendicular to the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, TE Connectivity India Private Limited
    Inventors: Bert Bergner, Gunther Mumper, Gururaj A. Hiremath, Sundareshan M D
  • Patent number: 11296438
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an electrically conductive structure having a flat flexible conductor that supports a plurality of electrically conductive traces. A wire contact wedge includes a base having an opening extending therethrough and first and second wedge arms that extend from the base. The electrically conductive structure extends through the opening of the base and between the first and second wedge arms. A connector housing supports the wire contact wedge and the electrically conductive structure. The connector housing includes a body having an abutment surface that engages a corresponding abutment surface of the base of the wire contact wedge. A front cover is supported on the connector housing and includes a retaining arm that cooperates with a corresponding protrusion provided on the wire contact wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Hyoun Lee, Lewis Galligan
  • Patent number: 11283220
    Abstract: A contact terminal includes a terminal shield, a contact carrier, and a contact element for conducting electrical signals of a high-frequency data transmission. The contact carrier retains the contact element in a fixed position within the terminal shield. The terminal shield has a discontinuity that affects an impedance of the contact element. At least one of the contact carrier and the contact element has an impedance control feature configured to adjust the impedance of the contact element to a predefined desired value according to a frequency of the data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: TE Connectivity India Private Limited, TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Bert Bergner, Sundareshan M D, Gururaj A. Hiremath
  • Patent number: 11239616
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a coaxial connector, and particularly, a coaxial connector including a fixing module which is connected to a first PCB, and a contact module which is coupled movably to the fixing module, and provided to be contactable to a second PCB facing the first panel, in which the contact module includes a contact body which is made of a conductive material, and has a hollow formed therein, a contact pin which is made of a conductive material, and disposed to penetrate the hollow of the contact body, and a contact insulator which is disposed in the hollow of the contact body to insulate the contact pin and the contact body by partitioning the contact pin and the contact body, and the contact module is configured so that the contact body, the contact pin, and the contact insulator are integrally formed to be assembled to the fixing module by a singular process, thereby providing the advantages which may reduce the cost of a product, and improve the quality of the product by improving a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Nam Shin Park, Joung Hoe Kim, Jin Hoon Lim, Min Hee Lee, Ho Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 11226380
    Abstract: A probe structure for inspecting characteristics of a connector having at least one terminal includes a plunger, a coaxial probe, a flange, a housing, and a spring. A first end portion of the housing and the flange are configured to restrict rotation of the housing in the circumferential direction in a state in which the first end portion of the housing is fitted into the through-hole of the flange. Thus, inspection of characteristics of the terminal of the connector can be performed with higher accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kenzaki, Yukihiro Kitaichi
  • Patent number: 11223169
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a coaxial connector and a method for producing an outer contact of the coaxial connector. The coaxial connector comprises a body, an inner contact, an outer contact, and a dielectric spacer. The body may be provided with a through hollow cavity, and the inner contact and the outer contact may be coaxially arranged in the hollow cavity of the body and may be spaced apart radially by the dielectric spacer. The outer contact may be in a shape of thin-wall cylinder and may comprise a plurality of spring fingers. The plurality of spring fingers may be spaced apart circumferentially by a plurality of slots. An end of each spring finger may be provided with a flange, and each flange may extend outwardly in a radial direction and comprises an arc portion and a flat portion. The outer contact with such a structure may provide a good interconnection quality when mating with a corresponding mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jien Zheng, JianPing Wu, Yujun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11217932
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present disclosure is an electromagnetic compatibility type cable locking joint. The electromagnetic compatibility type cable locking joint comprises a joint main body, a joint cap, a sealing ring, and a shielding member. The joint main body has a central hole, and an inner step is provided in the central hole. The sealing ring is connected to the end of the joint main body, and a positioning groove is formed between the sealing ring and the inner step. The joint cap is connected to the sealing ring, the shielding member comprises an upper ring, a lower ring, and an arc-shaped elastic piece. A plurality of arc-shaped elastic pieces are uniformly arranged in a circle. The upper end of each arc-shaped elastic piece is formed on the upper ring, and the lower end of each arc-shaped elastic piece is formed on the lower ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Zhiming Yu, Xiaoyuan Xu, Longjun Chen
  • Patent number: 11217948
    Abstract: A connector for a coaxial cable includes a coupler portion configured to engage an interface port, a housing portion having a forward end configured to be disposed at least partially within the coupler portion, and an outer conductor engager portion made of a conductive material disposed within the housing portion. The housing portion includes a rearward end configured to receive the coaxial cable and is configured to move axially relative to a post that engages the outer conductor of the cable. An interior surface of the housing portion is configured to compress an insert of the post when the housing portion is moved axially relative to the post such that the outer conductor is compressed radially inward against an exterior surface of the insert of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Harold Watkins, Steve Stankovski, Richard Maroney
  • Patent number: 11202469
    Abstract: A power supply device for an electronic cigarette and an electronic cigarette. The power supply device for an electronic cigarette includes a power supply body and an adopter. The power supply body is provided with a receiving portion, the receiving portion is provided with a receiving chamber configured to receive an atomization device and an extending opening for a mouthpiece of the atomization device to extend out, and a bottom portion of the receiving chamber opposite to the extending opening is provided with a socket removably connected to a first connector of the atomization device. Two ends of the adapter is provided with a first adapter and a second adapter respectively, the first adapter is removably connected to the first connector, and the second adapter is removably connected to the socket, such that the first connector and the socket are conducted by the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhiping Chen
  • Patent number: 11158984
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center conductor and an outer conductor coaxial with the center conductor. The outer conductor has a cylindrical shape with slits forming a plurality of spring loaded contact elements. The connector further has a base for mounting the coaxial connector and an outer housing. To improve passive intermodulation characteristics, the base, the slotted outer conductor and the outer housing are monolithically made in one piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Gra├čl, Torsten Smyk
  • Patent number: 11114806
    Abstract: There is provided a coaxial connector device that enables a reduction in deterioration in signal quality and transmission characteristics at high frequencies. A coaxial connector device 1 includes a main connector 10 and a board connector 20. A main connector body 11 has a first fitting part R1 for a coaxial cable connector at one end and a second fitting part R2 at the other end. Inside the main connector body 11, a center contact 13 and a card edge substrate 17 electrically connected to the center contact 13 are included. In a board connector body 21 a slot 23 is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANARE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Zushi, Motoki Ogasawara, Daisuke Murakami
  • Patent number: 11085443
    Abstract: A compressor (10) includes a casing (20), a terminal (29) protruding from the casing, a first cover (70) covering the terminal, and a second cover (50) covering the first cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Mizuguchi, Souichi Nakamura, Toru Sugiyama, Yoshihiro Shinohara, Kouji Kojima, Satomi Kinoshita, Kazuyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 11075491
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector system, comprising a coaxial connector, a coaxial cable, and a universal coaxial cable fixing sleeve is provided. The universal coaxial cable fixing sleeve comprises a first gripping component, a second gripping component, and a third gripping component. When the coaxial cable is assembled to the universal coaxial cable fixing sleeve, the first gripping component grips a conductive shield of the cable, and the second and third gripping components grip a protective outer jacket of the cable, respectively. When the universal coaxial cable fixing sleeve is engaged to a first connector, a first housing outer surface thereof corresponds to and fixedly engages with a sleeve receiving inner surface of the first connector, and when disengaged and engaged to a second connector different in type from the first connector, no re-preparation of the cable is required for corresponding fixed engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: EZconn Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Hong Hsu, Kai Chih Wei
  • Patent number: 11018463
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a nut; and a connector body coupled with the nut, the connector body including a plurality of inner fingers 122 separated from each other by a plurality of gaps 124, wherein the inner fingers 122 extend from a forward end of the connector body 116 in a forward direction and biased radially outwardly to provide sufficient electrical contact with the nut 112 when inserted within the end of the nut 112.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Harold Watkins, Richard Maroney, Steve Stankovski
  • Patent number: 10971838
    Abstract: A combination structure of a clamping member and a circuit board for a signal connector is disclosed. The clamping member includes two clamping members fixedly connected to two sides of the circuit board. Each clamping member has a pair of first positioning pins and a pair of second positioning pins. Thereby, the center of the guide pin can be guided and the guide pin won't be loosened, so as to improve the stability of the signal and reduce the loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Chun-Te Lee, Yi-Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10973124
    Abstract: An adapter for mating with a receptacle comprises a cylindrical outer conductor, a columnar center conductor disposed in the outer conductor, and an insulator disposed between the outer conductor and the center conductor. The outer conductor has a recess in an inner wall at a first end of the outer conductor. The insulator electrically isolates the outer conductor from the center conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhigang Song, Lin Ni, Jlahui Chen, Yunhe Wang, Songhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10950993
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a coaxial connector including a female connector and a male connector, which have free ends. The female connector includes: a first inner conductor; a first outer conductor; and a first insulator arranged between the first inner conductor and the first outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yujun Zhang, Hongjuan An, Jin Liu, Jien Zheng
  • Patent number: 10938164
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a primary plugin, a drawer and a distribution panel for a power distribution system. A primary plugin for a power distribution system is provided, the primary plugin comprising: a body; a socket assembly mounted on the body; a measuring unit mounted around the socket assembly and configured to measure electrical parameters in the power distribution system; and a data processing unit mounted on the body and coupled to the measuring unit, the data processing unit being adapted to receive and process the electrical parameters measured by the measuring unit and to upload the processed electrical parameters to a gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Huaying Li, Michel Abadie, Shunyao Wang
  • Patent number: 10931065
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector main body having a plate-shaped conductor, conductive contacts, and a housing holding the plate-shaped conductor and the conductive contacts so as to remain insulated from each other and a metallic casing forming an exterior of a pen-type electronic device and having a through hole configured such that a mating connector is insertable. The conductive contacts form parts of an electric circuit different from the plate-shaped conductor in the pen-type electronic device. An end portion of the plate-shaped conductor is fixed to an inner wall of the casing forming the through hole such that a distal end portion of the connector main body electrically connected to the mating connector is located in the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirakawa, Naoto Onoda
  • Patent number: 10931068
    Abstract: A connector for a coaxial cable. The connector, in one embodiment, includes a post, a coupler and a continuity member configured to produce a radially-directed biasing force. The continuity member provides an electrical connection between the post and the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Purdy, Noah P. Montena, Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 10931041
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector is attachable to a coaxial cable. The connector may include a connector body, a coupler, and a slider. The connector body may include a forward end and a rearward end. The rearward end may be configured to receive a portion of a coaxial cable, and the connector body may be configured to receive at least a portion of the post. The coupler may be configured to be rotatably coupled to the forward end of the connector body, and the slider may be configured to receive the connector body. The slider may be configured to move relative to the connector body in a rearward direction from a first position to a second position and to compress a portion of the coaxial cable between the connector body and a post as a result of the slider being moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Charles E. Thomas, Timothy Tremba
  • Patent number: 10916362
    Abstract: Feedthrough device (50; 150), for forming a hermetic seal around signal conductors in a signal conductor group (60; 160) with a group width. The device comprises a slotted member (52; 152) and a base (62; 162). The base defines a through hole (65) that extends entirely through the 5 base along a feedthrough direction (X), and is adapted to accommodate the slotted member. The slotted member defines first and second surfaces (53, 54; 153, 154) on opposite sides associated with the feedthrough direction, and a side surface (55, 56; 155, 156) facing transverse to the feedthrough direction. The slotted member comprises a slot (58; 158), which extends along the feedthrough direction through the slotted member, and opens into the first and second surfaces and 10 into a longitudinal opening (59; 159) along the side surface. The slot extends transversely into the slotted member up to a slot depth at least equal to the signal conductor group width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Sprengers, Christiaan Otten
  • Patent number: 10916865
    Abstract: A connector is configured to terminate an end of a coaxial cable. The connector includes a body, a nut, an outer conductor engager, and a grounding member. The body has a cable receiving end configured to receive the end of the coaxial cable, and the nut is configured to be coupled with and to rotate relative to the body. The outer conductor engager is configured to receive a conductive layer of end of the coaxial cable, and the grounding member is configured to couple the body, the nut, and the outer conductor engager in an assembled configuration. A first end of the grounding member is configured to extend grounding of the coaxial cable from the outer conductor engager to the nut, and a second end of the grounding member is configured to grip an outer protective jacket of the coaxial cable to prevent removal of the coaxial cable from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Kim Eriksen
  • Patent number: 10910751
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a body configured to engage a coaxial cable having a conductive electrical grounding property, a post configured to engage the body and the coaxial cable when the connector is installed on the coaxial cable, a nut assembly configured to engage an interface port at a first retention force, and a conductive insert configured to be coupled with the nut assembly. The conductive insert is configured to engage the interface port at a second retention force that is greater than the first retention force, and the conductive insert is configured to maintain electrical contact between the interface port and the nut assembly, even when the nut assembly is in a loosely tightened position on the interface port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Maroney
  • Patent number: 10910778
    Abstract: A connector comprises a plurality of outer conductors including a first outer conductor and a second outer conductor slidably assembled together, a plurality of center conductors disposed in the outer conductors and including a first center conductor and a second center conductor slidably assembled together, an insulation seat molded on the first outer conductor, and a first elastic element disposed outside of a portion of the outer conductors. The first outer conductor has an electrical contact pin configured to electrically contact a first electronic component. The electrical contact pin is exposed outside from a surface of the insulation seat. An end of the first elastic element abuts the insulation seat and is adapted to apply an axial thrust to the first outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Ni, Zhigang Song, Jiahui Chen, Yunhe Wang, Songhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10904961
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a set of devices, each device including an amplifying component and a measuring component that outputs a digital signal indicative of radio frequency power detected at the amplifying component, includes selecting a frequency from a set of frequencies; selecting a phase value from a set of phase values; selecting a power level from a set of power levels; setting a subset of the set of devices to output signal of the selected frequency, the selected phase value and the selected power level; measuring a forward power level and a backward power level; processing the measurements of the forward and backward power levels to calibrate the digital signal output from the measuring component of each of the set of devices; and encoding the calibrated digital signal output into non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Davide Guatta
  • Patent number: 10903602
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector comprises: an inner sleeve having a first outer flange and a first surface; a nut coaxially arranged with the inner sleeve, comprising a first inner flange and a threaded portion, the threaded portion of the nut engages with a threaded surface of a connector of an electronic device; a first inner ring coaxially arranged with the inner sleeve, comprising a ring portion and a plurality of elastic portions, one end of each of the plurality of elastic portions comprising a second outer flange disposed between the ring portion and the first outer flange; and an outer sleeve coaxially arranged with the first inner ring and the inner sleeve, wherein when the outer sleeve moves toward the nut, an engaging bump of the outer sleeve presses the second outer flange to enable the second outer flange to move toward the outer surface of the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: EZconn Corporation
    Inventor: Kai wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10893355
    Abstract: The earphone comprises a main housing; a cover; a speaker module; a circuit module; and a power supply. The cover is buckled on the main housing. The speaker module, the circuit module, and the power supply are disposed within a space enclosed by the main housing and the cover. The speaker electrical connector is used to achieve an electrical connection between the speaker body and the circuit module in an elastic contact manner. The battery electrical connector is used to achieve electrical connection with the circuit board in the elastic contact manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN MEES HI-TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Huang
  • Patent number: 10886668
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a dielectric connector housing having a cavity extending longitudinally therethrough and a shield terminal disposed within the cavity. The shield terminal has an attachment portion configured to receive a shield conductor of a coaxial cable and a connection portion configured to receive a cylindrical mating shield terminal. The connection portion defines a first cylindrical sector and a second cylindrical sector arranged opposite one another. The connection portion and the cavity cooperate to put the first and second cylindrical sectors in intimate contact with, and apply a compressive force to, the mating shield terminal when the mating shield terminal is inserted within the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 10873152
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing and a cable assembly configured to be inserted into the connector housing and fixed to the connector housing. The cable assembly has a cable, a terminal portion configured to electrically connect the cable to an external terminal, and a sealing assembly pressed into an outer sheath of the cable and forming a watertight seal with the cable. The sealing assembly is disposed separately from the terminal portion. The cable assembly is elastically connected to a first fastening portion of the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geon Gu Kang, Gi Chan Kwon, Sung Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 10862251
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a coupler portion configured to engage an interface port and having a rearward facing coupler surface, a body portion having a forward facing body surface, and a post portion having a rearward facing post surface. The post portion is configured to engage the body portion to form a space between the rearward facing post surface and the forward facing body surface when the connector is assembled. A grounding portion has a post contact portion configured to be located rearward from the rearward facing coupler surface so as to extend in the space when the connector is assembled and when the coupler portion engages the interface port so as to maintain physical and electrical grounding contact with the rearward facing post surface during operation of the connector, and a coupler contact portion configured to contact the rearward facing coupler surface during operation of connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Purdy, Noah P. Montena, Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 10859770
    Abstract: Pre-embedded optical fiber connector having an inner core, an insertion core assembly in the inner core, an outer casing, and an intermediate component and a threaded tail sleeve mounted on the inner core; a pre-embedded optical fiber is provided inside the insertion core assembly; an optical cable is inserted into an insertion channel formed by the inner core and the intermediate component; a connecting optical fiber inside the optical cable is inserted into the insertion core assembly; a press block and a push member are provided on the insertion core assembly; the push member is exposed from a first opening on the outer casing; the push member is slidable; the press block presses against and fixes the pre-embedded optical fiber and the connecting optical fiber, and a pressure of the cress block on the pre-embedded optical fiber and the connecting optical fiber varies depending on different positions of the push member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Yaole Li
  • Patent number: 10855035
    Abstract: A push-on coaxial cable connector includes a port grip, a joint, and a cable clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10840646
    Abstract: An anti-misplug coaxial connector assembly includes a female connector and a male connector. The female connector includes: a first inner conductor provided with an accommodation cavity defining a longitudinal axis; a first outer conductor; and a first insulator arranged between the first inner conductor and the first outer conductor. The male connector includes: a second inner conductor, a second outer conductor, and a second insulator arranged between the second inner conductor and the second outer conductor. The first outer conductor and the second outer conductor form radial contact by means of a resilient finger-shaped element that surrounds the second insulator. The first insulator includes a main body portion circumferentially surrounding the first inner conductor and a shoulder portion protruding outwardly along the radial direction relative to the main body portion so as to engage the first outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yujun Zhang, Hongjuan An, Jin Liu, Jien Zheng
  • Patent number: 10840648
    Abstract: A shield terminal (20) includes an inner conductor terminal (21) and an outer conductor terminal (30) surrounding the inner conductor terminal (21) and having a tubular fitting portion (400 to which a mating outer conductor (130) is fit. The tubular fitting portion (40) includes butting edges (41) to be butted against each other on both circumferential edge parts (41A, 41B), fixed contact point portions (42) formed to have an embossed shape in a butting-side half circumference portion (C1), the fixed contact point portions (42) contacting the mating outer conductor (130), and resilient contact portions (51) formed by cutting and raising parts of an opposite-side half circumference portion (C2) on a side opposite to the butting-side half circumference portion (C1), the resilient contact portions (51) resiliently contacting the mating outer conductor (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihito Hashimoto, Keisuke Kanemura, Motoki Kubota, Liping Kang, Shohei Mitsui, Wataru Yamanaka, Masanobu Kasuga, Ai Hirano, Ryo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10835646
    Abstract: A system for preventing thrombosis in an implantable medical device includes an implantable medical device sized for implantation at least partially within a patient's body. The device includes an at least partially electrically conductive portion that is disposed within a patient's body upon implantation, an electrode coupled to the electrically conductive portion of the device; and a power source coupled to the electrode. The power source provides a negative electric charge to the at least partially electrically conductive portion for an indefinite period of time. The device may be configured to resist thrombosis, infection, and/or undesired tissue growth via the charged conductive portion once implanted. Exemplary embodiments of the implantable medical device include a hemodialysis vasculature graft, a dialysis catheter, a coronary artery, and a heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy J. Ryan
  • Patent number: 10833433
    Abstract: A connector includes: (i) an inner conductor engager comprising at least one tab being flexible to define an opening engager, (ii) a driver configured to drive the inner conductor engager to a desired position along the inner conductor, and (iii) a housing coupled to the inner conductor engager. The opening is configured to receive an inner conductor of a coaxial cable and extends through the entire inner conductor engager thus allowing the inner conductor to electrically connect to an interface port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy N. Tremba, Harold J. Watkins