Including Or For Use With Coaxial Cable Patents (Class 439/578)
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10833432
    Abstract: A coaxial cable-connector assembly comprising: (a) a coaxial cable; (b) a coaxial connector; (c) a rear body; and (d) a coupling nut. The coaxial cable comprises: an inner conductor; a dielectric layer circumferentially surrounding the inner conductor; an outer conductor circumferentially surrounding the dielectric layer; and a jacket circumferentially surrounding the outer conductor. The coaxial connector comprises: an inner contact electrically connected with the inner conductor; an outer body spaced apart from and circumferentially surrounding the inner contact; and a dielectric spacer interposed between the inner contact and the outer body. The rear body has a main section, a rear collet extending rearwardly from the main section, and a front engagement structure that coordinates with the outer body to engage the outer conductor. The nut has a threaded section and a tapered inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Paynter, Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10811829
    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, the housing portion is configured to move axially relative to the outer conductor engager portion, and an interior surface of the housing portion is configured to compress the outer conductor engager portion when the housing portion is moved axially relative to the outer conductor engager portion such that an interior surface of the outer conductor engager portion is compressed radially inward against an outer conductor of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Harold John Watkins
  • Patent number: 10798336
    Abstract: A cable connection element for reducing signal transmission loss includes a front clad, a base and a connection terminal. The connection terminal has a first core-holding portion formed on a front end thereof, a second core-holding portion formed on a rear end thereof, a core-clamping portion formed between the first and second core-holding portions, and a pin formed on a rear end of the second core-holding portion. The second core-holding portion is fixed inside the base. The front clad is connected with the base to enclose the first core-holding portion therein. When a core of a cable penetrates the front clad, the core is held by the core-clamping portion and is electrically connected therewith, such that signals from the core can be transmitted to the pin through the core-clamping portion and the second core-holding portion. Accordingly, signal transmission loss arising from capacitance effect can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNAL CABLE SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jui-Huang Chung, Yu-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 10784598
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector (510) for connecting a coaxial cable (512), wherein the connector (510) comprises a ferrule (510b) arranged to be configured in electrical contact with at least one metal braid layer of the coaxial cable (512), the ferrule (510b) comprising an elongated body for the electrical contact with said at least one metal braid layer of the coaxial cable, wherein the body is plated with tin or made of zinc or zinc alloy; and a base (510a) plated with nickel or nickel-tin or at least partly covered with a plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Teleste Oyj
    Inventors: Keith Mothersdale, Steve Gribby, Arno Albricht, Nicolas Winandy, Robert Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10770807
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle that has a conductive body and a dielectric assembly received in the conductive body. The dielectric assembly has an entry dielectric portion, a distal support dielectric portion opposite the entry dielectric portion, and a reduced-diameter dielectric portion therebetween. An air region is defined between the inner surface of the conductive body and the reduced-diameter dielectric portion. An outer conductor is coupled to the conductive body and receives at least part of the entry dielectric portion. An inner contact is received in the dielectric assembly and has a mating interface end for receiving a corresponding mating contact, a termination end for coupling to a printed circuit board or adapter contact, and an inner through bore therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: James T. Smith
  • Patent number: 10770829
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a housing (12) having an opening (24) open rearward. A seal ring (28) prevents water from entering the housing (12) from the side of the opening (24) by being inserted into the opening (24) and resiliently contacting an inner peripheral surface (29) of the opening (24). A retainer (16) has a contact portion (86) configured to contact the seal ring (28) from behind. The retainer (16) is configured to hold the seal ring (28) in the housing (12) by having the contact portion (86) contact the seal ring (28). The retainer (16) is mounted on the housing (12) to cover the opening (24) of the housing (12). A first drainage port (80) is open in an inner wall of the retainer (16) and is configured so that water that has entered the retainer (16) and adhered to the seal ring (28) is discharged to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kurita
  • Patent number: 10763658
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (2) comprises a connector body (6) adapted to be mounted to a cable, a resilient first seal (30) for sealing between the cable and the connector body and having a first aperture, and a seal opening device (44) adapted to extend through and enlarge the first aperture, and having a hollow body part (46) for enabling part of the cable to extend through the first aperture without engaging the first seal, wherein the seal opening device is adapted to be removed from the connector body to enable the first seal to resiliently engage the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CMP PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Lee Frizzell
  • Patent number: 10763601
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector with a grounding insert that is between a fastener and and a post to provide electrical continuity therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Chastain, Glen David Shaw, Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10756529
    Abstract: An undersea connection system for connecting together at least three high voltage or very high voltage undersea electric cables comprises an outer cage defining a connection space; and a connection fitting comprising a conductive connection electrode that presents a junction node from which there extend at least three branches. Each of the at least three branches of the conductive electrode includes a male terminal portion that is connected to a respective one of the electric cables in a connection zone about which there is mounted a connection sleeve made of pre-molded insulating material that receives, via its ends, firstly the male terminal portion of one of the branches of the conductive electrode, and secondly the connection end of one of the electric cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUPERGRID INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Aymeric Andre
  • Patent number: 10756457
    Abstract: The invention proposes a method for manufacturing an assembly (10) consisting of a connector (12) and a multicore cable (14) that comprises a shielding braid (18) that surrounds the conductors, and an outer sheath (20), said connector 12 comprising a conductive rear portion to which the braid (18) is joined, said method consisting of jointing the conductors to the connector (12); folding back a portion of the braid (18); moulding a first material around the conductors; unfolding the shielding braid over the region moulded with the first material to bring the braid into electrical contact with the connector (12); clamping the braid around the connector, with a collar (24); moulding a second material (30) to constitute an outer envelope (32) of the assembly (10) that surrounds at least the shielding braid (18) from its front end (19) to a front portion (21) of the outer sheath (20) of the multicore cable surrounding the shielding braid (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IVRY INTERCONNECT SERVICES
    Inventors: Bruno Lemonnier, Michaël Poignand
  • Patent number: 10756496
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes an outer barrel having a front end and a rear end. The connector includes an inner sleeve within the outer barrel defining a bore, the inner sleeve moving between uncompressed and compressed conditions and including a finger which is formed in the inner sleeve for resilient movement between a neutral position in which the finger is out of the bore, and a deformed position in which the finger is deformed into the bore. The finger includes a base formed to the inner sleeve and a free end. Axial movement of the inner sleeve with respect to the outer barrel from a compressed condition to an uncompressed condition imparts movement to the finger from the neutral position to the deformed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PCT International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy L. Youtsey
  • Patent number: 10749281
    Abstract: A connector (10), for example, an F-connector, has a barrel (12), which may be threaded, a front flange (14), a frame insert (16), a rear flange (20), a body section (22) between the frame insert (16) and the rear flange, an insulator (60) in the barrel, and a center conductor (24) running through the insulator. The body section forms a slot (18) between the frame insert and the rear flange. The rear flange has two sections (20A, 20B), which mirror each other. A section may be a rectangular block with a curved cutoff; the curved cutouts face each other and, together, provide a passageway for the conductor. The conductor is preferably beryllium-copper with a tin plating. The insulator is preferably a high-temperature thermoplastic, such as a heat-resistant polyamide nylon which can withstand a temperature of 270° C. for 1 minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Genesis Technology USA, Inc.
    Inventor: William Gray Vallely
  • Patent number: 10741976
    Abstract: A shield connector includes a male shield terminal (20) mounted in a male housing (10), male inner conductors (37) constituting the male shield terminal (20) and to be connected to female inner conductors (78) by connecting both housings (10, 70), a male outer conductor (21) surrounding the male inner conductors (37) via a male dielectric (31) and configured to contact a female outer conductor (76) by connecting the both housings (10, 70), a tube (25) formed in the male outer conductor (21) and surrounding the female outer conductor (76) with the housings (10, 70) connected, and resilient contact pieces (26) formed in the male outer conductor (21) and to be resiliently connected to an outer periphery of the female outer conductor (76). The tube (25) is continuous over an entire periphery, thereby restricting an expanding deformation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10734744
    Abstract: Barrel connectors, a right angled adaptor and a single ended fitting include at least one axially displaceable traveling sleeve for insuring electrical continuity with coaxial connector, nominally an F-connector. Each barrel connector described comprises a rigid, metallic hollow body housing an internal contact tube. At least one coiled spring is retained within the body. At least one elongated, tubular traveling sleeve is coaxially disposed within each body end and normally biased outwardly by the springs. The metallic traveling sleeves comprise an elongated shank that contacts the spring, and a head that seats against the connector body ends during installation. Catches or rings defined upon or mounted to travelling sleeve shanks are received within suitable grooves for anchoring the traveling sleeves while facilitating limited axial displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Perfectvision Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Chastain, Glen D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10707629
    Abstract: A connector including coupling and sleeve flanges defining opposing recesses separated by an axial gap along an elongate axis. The connector also includes a arcuate bridge member radially biased outwardly against at least one of the internal contact surfaces of the opposing recesses and spanning the axial gap. The arcuate bridge member maintains electrical conductivity across the axial gap even when the sleeve does not electrically contact the coupling member. At least one of the contact surfaces defines a conical surface which is responsive to the radially biased conductive bridge member to produce a radial force against the internal contact surfaces. The radial force produces an axial force component along the elongate axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Noah P. Montena, Robert M. Parker
  • Patent number: 10699823
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a cable having a cable core including a first signal conductor and a first insulator around the first signal conductor. The first signal conductor includes an exposed segment at an end of the cable extending forward of the first insulators. The cable includes a cable shield surrounding the cable core providing electrical shielding along a length of the cable and having an exposed segment proximate to the end of the cable. A conductive film is wrapped around the exposed segment of the cable shield being electrically connected to the cable shield. A cable ferrule is coupled to the end of the cable being wrapped around the conductive film and being electrically connected to the conductive film. The cable ferrule is electrically connected to the cable shield through the conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher William Blackburn, Julia Anne Lachman, Christopher David Ritter, Kyle Robert Sammon
  • Patent number: 10665920
    Abstract: Glazing panel having an electrically conductive connector. A glazing panel comprising (i) a pane of glass, (ii) an antenna, (iii) an electrically conductive connector joined to the antenna by a lead-free solder material, and (iv) a coaxial cable joined to the electrically conductive connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: AGC GLASS EUROPE, AGC Inc., AGC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICAS R&D, INC
    Inventors: Remi Sarkis, Paul Schoebrechts, Peter Schnoerch, Shoichi Takeuchi, Naoki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10658794
    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: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yujun Zhang, Hongjuan An, Jin Liu, Jien Zheng
  • Patent number: 10651574
    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: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Maroney, Harold Watkins
  • Patent number: 10644417
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for attachment to an end of a coaxial cable is disclosed. The coaxial cable connector includes a rotatable body segment having a body wall with an outer surface and an inner surface defining a width of the body wall. The body wall has a radial dimension which varies along a perimeter of the rotatable body segment. The inner surface defines a longitudinal opening extending between a forward end of the rotatable body segment and a rearward end of the rotatable body segment. A post positions proximal the forward end of the rotatable body segment. The post has a first end and a second end with a bore extending therebetween. The post is rotationally stationary with respect to the rotatable body segment. A coupling member positions proximal to the first end of the post. The rotatable body segment is rotated to close the coaxial cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventors: Anders Balcer, Michael Ole Matzen, Michael Meister, Thomas Dewey Miller, Jens Petersen, Nikolaj Slobodziuk
  • Patent number: 10644466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coaxial connection system in which solid insulating structures are used and it is provided a lengthening of the guide portion of the connectors, while ensuring an axial immobilization of the ground contacts independently of the locking device that mechanically locks the plug to the jack when they are in mutual connection configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: RADIALL SA, ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG, HUBER + SUHNER AG
    Inventors: Shan Qin, Peng Zhai
  • Patent number: 10608352
    Abstract: A connector is provided that has high waterproof property and insertion/extraction performance, and increased reliability while being small in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Seishiro Hirata
  • Patent number: 10594086
    Abstract: An electrical shielding member for a network connector includes a receiving portion for receiving a cable end of a shielded cable and a contact beam extending from the receiving portion. The contact beam has a first contact point for electrically connecting the electrical shielding member to a counter shielding member of a counter network connector, and a coupling portion, provided at a distal end of the contact beam. The coupling portion is configured to be coupled to a corresponding coupling portion of a network connector housing. The network connector is configured for network communication at data rates of at least 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) and preferably at least 1 gigabits per second (Gbit/s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Gert Droesbeke, Martin Ludwig, Andreas Kurpiela, Srinivasan Manoharan
  • Patent number: 10594104
    Abstract: A method for producing a plug connector arrangement, having a plug connector and a coaxial cable attached thereto, wherein (a) a support sleeve is pushed onto one end of the coaxial cable, (b) an outer conductor of the coaxial cable is folded back about the support sleeve, (c) the end of the coaxial cable with the support sleeve is introduced into a sleeve portion of the plug connector, and (d) the support sleeve is subsequently moved forward relative to the coaxial cable and the plug connector as far as an axial stop in the sleeve portion. A plug connector arrangement is produced in accordance with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Höfling
  • Patent number: 10594055
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector splice including a central conductor extending between opposed ends and an insulating structure interposed between the central conductor and an outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC
    Inventors: Vincent Shaw, Glen David Shaw, Yiping Hu
  • Patent number: 10558000
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a coaxial connector module and a fiber optic module coupled to the coaxial connector module. The coaxial connector module includes a connector body and coaxial contacts in contact channels. The connector body has a mating interface and fastener openings open at the mating interface to receive fasteners and a window at the mating interface. The fiber optic module includes a housing coupled to the mating interface of the connector body having a cavity and fastener openings receiving the fasteners to couple the housing to the connector body at the mating interface. The fiber optic module includes a fiber optic connector received in the cavity having a mating end and a fiber optic cable extending therefrom. The fiber optic connector is received in the window for mating with a mating fiber optic connector of the mating connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, David James Fabian
  • Patent number: 10559925
    Abstract: A 4.3/10 coaxial connector configured to receive a mating 4.3/10 connector includes: an inner contact: a dielectric spacer; and an outer contact, the dielectric spacer separating the inner contact and the outer contact. The outer contact includes an outer wall and a plurality of spring fingers, the spring fingers configured to deflect radially inwardly when the mating 4.3/10 connector is mated. The connector further comprises blocking structure that prevents mating of a Mini-Din connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kendrick Van Swearingen, David J. Smentek, Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10530073
    Abstract: A coaxial connector including a continuity element extending between a nut surface and a body base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Glen David Shaw
  • Patent number: 10505317
    Abstract: A signal connection system that employs constant impedance connectors with attenuation or filtering components or both embedded therein or within an adaptor removably insertable within an adaptor housing. The connection system provides a higher density of cables traversing through a hermetic sealed top plate, and which are accessible to chill blocks to reduce the thermal energy from the signal lines. Attenuators or filter circuits are embedded in constant impedance connector header housings, or provided in adaptors that connect on each end to form mating constant impedance connections, in order to reduce signal strength as the signal progresses through the connection system and to remove extraneous electrical signal noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Phoenix Company of Chicago, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Maturo, Robert M. Bradley
  • Patent number: 10483700
    Abstract: An all-in-one electrical receptacle connector includes an audio connector body, an audio connector component, and an electrical connector. The audio connector component is assembled with an audio fixation groove of the audio connector body, and the electrical connector is assembled with a connector fixation groove of the audio connector body. Accordingly, the audio receptacle connector (audio jack) is assembled with receptacle connector(s) with different connection interfaces (e.g., Micro USB, USB type-C, HDMI) to have an all-in-one electrical receptacle connector including the audio receptacle connector and the electrical connector in the electronic product. Therefore, the waterproof function of the housing of the electronic product can be improved effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Jia Chen, Pin-Yuan Hou, Jia-Qi Li, Hsu-Fen Wang
  • Patent number: 10446951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector arrangement having a connector and a cable connected to the connector, wherein the cable has a sheath which extends as far as a stripped region, and a sleeve which is formed in the stripped region and is spaced apart from the sheath, such that the sheath and the sleeve form an annular groove, wherein the connector arrangement has an outer conductor contact which extends from the connector to the sheath of the cable and has a radial indentation at the location of the annular groove. The present invention also relates to a method for the assembly thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Miedl
  • Patent number: 10431942
    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, the housing portion is configured to move axially relative to the outer conductor engager portion, and an interior surface of the housing portion is configured to compress the outer conductor engager portion when the housing portion is moved axially relative to the outer conductor engager portion such that an interior surface of the outer conductor engager portion is compressed radially inward against an outer conductor of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Harold John Watkins
  • Patent number: 10428646
    Abstract: A apparatus for downhole near-bit wireless transmission includes a bit connecting housing, a mud motor connecting housing, an insulating sub made of an insulating material. The insulating sub is serially connected between the bit connecting housing and the mud motor connecting housing to electrical insulate the bit connecting housing and the mud motor connecting housing from each other. The bit connecting housing and the mud motor connecting housing respectively form an electromagnetic transmitting positive pole and an electromagnetic transmitting negative pole. The mechanical apparatus further includes measurement units, which are configured to acquire parameters measured near the bit and a data transmitting unit, which is configured to realize wireless transmission; and the data transmitting unit is configured to receive and transmit the parameters measured near the bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Jian Zheng, Wenxuan Chen, Qingyun Di, Yuntao Sun, Yongyou Yang, Wenxiu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10431943
    Abstract: A coaxial inspection connector comprises an outer conductor including first and second housings having tubular shapes extending in a first direction, and a center conductor including first and second center conductor portions extending in the first direction, with the first conductor portion fixed to the first housing by a first bushing. The first housing supporting the second housing with an end portion of the second housing on one side in the first direction swinging in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The second center conductor portion includes a swing portion supported by the first center conductor portion with an end portion of the second center conductor portion on the one side in the first direction swinging in the second direction, and a tip portion including the end portion on the one side in the first direction and movable in the first direction relative to the swing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Abe, Yukihiro Kitaichi
  • Patent number: 10424843
    Abstract: An antenna arrangement comprising an antenna feeding network, an electrically conductive reflector and at least one radiating element arranged on said reflector is provided. The antenna feeding network comprises at least one substantially air filled coaxial line, each coaxial line comprising a central inner conductor and an elongated outer conductor at least partly surrounding the central inner conductor, wherein at least one radiating element and at least one coaxial line are configured to interconnect indirectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CELLMAX TECHNOLOGIES AB
    Inventors: Niclas J. Yman, Dan Karlsson, Stefan Jonsson
  • Patent number: 10418749
    Abstract: A connector includes an inner receptacle (13), an outer receptacle (12) for covering an outer periphery of the inner receptacle (13), a first terminal fitting (50) arranged to project inside the inner receptacle (13), and second terminal fittings (60) arranged to project outside the inner receptacle (13) and inside the outer receptacle (12). A mating housing (80) is fit into the outer receptacle (12). A tip of the inner receptacle (13) is located forward of tips of the first and second terminal fittings (50, 60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Ochiai
  • Patent number: 10418760
    Abstract: A connector for a coaxial cable includes a coupler configured to engage another coaxial cable connector. The connector further includes a body disposed at least partially within the coupler. The connector further includes an outer conductor engager made of a conductive material disposed within the body and the coupler. The connector further includes a biasing element on an interior of the body. During a coupling of the connector to the coaxial cable: a connector end of the outer conductor engager moves axially relative to the body, the outer conductor engager is compressed by the biasing element, and an interior of the outer conductor engager is inwardly compressed against an outer conductor of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Harold John Watkins
  • Patent number: 10404018
    Abstract: A connector includes a conductor engager, coupler-driver and a compressor-body. A coupler is disposed over and engages a grounding end of the conductor engager while a torque drive member rotationally drives the coupler to threadedly engage an interface port. Threaded engagement of the coupler causes the conductor engager to move forwardly toward the interface port and the torque drive member to move rearwardly relative to the conductor engager. Rearward movement of the torque drive member causes a compressor to slide axially over plurality of radially compliant fingers of the compressor-body. The compliant fingers are displaced radially inward to compress a prepared end of the coaxial cable, i.e., an outer conductor and a radially compliant outer jacket, against a tubular-shaped retention end of the conductor engager. Compression of the prepared end connects the coaxial cable to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Kim Eriksen
  • Patent number: 10396448
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an end cap capable of supporting numerous antenna configurations and securing connectors without the use of additional hardware. An end cap assembly for connecting a cable to the end cap comprises the end cap including one or more flanges, wherein each of the one or more flanges includes a plurality of edges defining a cavity, the plurality of edges being configured to mate with a portion of a connector, and a flange nut including a first plurality of serrations configured to mate with a second plurality of serrations on an outside of the end cap, wherein the flange nut and the flange are formed so as to allow for attachment of the cable to the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Steven Lee Schmutzler
  • Patent number: 10396508
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for coupling an end of a coaxial cable to a terminal is disclosed. The connector has a post assembled with a coupler. The post is adapted to receive an end of the coaxial cable and comprises a front end, an enlarged shoulder at the front end, and a plurality of contacting portions. The contacting portions are of monolithic construction with the post, collectively circumscribe the enlarged shoulder at the front end of the post, and extend in a generally perpendicular orientation with respect to a longitudinal axis of the connector. The coupler is rotatably attached to the post and comprises an internally projecting lip, having a forward facing surface, adapted to couple the connector to the terminal. The contacting portions are configured to contact the forward facing surface of the lip of the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventors: Donald Andrew Burris, Thomas Dewey Miller
  • Patent number: 10396507
    Abstract: An assembly of mated coaxial connectors includes: a first connector with a first central conductor extension and a first outer conductor extension having a free end portion; and a second connector with a second central conductor extension and a second outer conductor extension having an outer body and an inner body with a gap therebetween. The first central conductor extension engages the second central conductor extension. The free end portion of the first outer conductor extension fits within the gap of the second outer conductor extension, such that the inner body applies radially outward pressure to the first outer conductor extension. At least one of the first outer conductor extension and the second outer conductor extension includes a flex member that deflects during axial engagement of the first and second connectors to apply axial pressure to the other of the first outer conductor extension and the second outer conductor extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10389077
    Abstract: The invention is a HF coaxial cable that comprises a cable inner conductor and a cable outer conductor, as well as an angular plug connection at least one of its two cable ends. The cable is straight HF corrugated cable including a cable outer conductor, a trimmed HF corrugated cable end, straight plug connector connected to the prepared cable end; and a cold forming region of the HF corrugated cable which is bent with a force directed transversely to a longitudinal extension of the HF corrugated cable and a tensile force applied to the cable. The HF corrugated cable is permanently bend, to have a bending radius which alters line impedance to be a maximum of 1 ohm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Spinner GmbH
    Inventors: Bend Zimmerhaeckel, Ingolf Fischer, Falk Mutze
  • Patent number: 10374336
    Abstract: A male F-type coaxial cable connector including a nut, a body, a post, and a spacer, the spacer for bearing on the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC
    Inventors: Robert J. Chastain, Charles D. Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10367312
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for attachment to an end of a coaxial cable is disclosed. The coaxial cable connector has a body having a forward end and a rearward end. An internal surface extends between the forward end and the rearward end defining a longitudinal opening and with a cable receiving area proximal the rearward end and a jacket stop proximal the forward end. A post is positioned in the body proximal the forward end and has a first end and a second end with a bore extending therebetween. An insulator is movably disposed in the bore of the post and has a through-passage, and a movement limiter. A gripping member is disposed within the longitudinal opening of the body proximal the rearward end and provides a gripping action as the gripping member axially moves toward the forward end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ole Matzen, Michael Meister, Thomas Dewey Miller, Jens Petersen
  • Patent number: 10361521
    Abstract: A push-on coaxial cable connector includes a port grip, a joint, and a cable clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10361522
    Abstract: An inner contact for a coaxial connector includes: an elongate, generally cylindrical body having a longitudinal axis and first and second opposed ends; and a plurality of spring fingers extending from the first end of the body generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, each of the spring fingers having a projection extending radially inwardly from a free end thereof. Each spring finger is separated from each of its immediately adjacent spring fingers by a slot. Each of the projections has opposed side edge portions, and wherein the side edge portions incline with increasing distance from an adjacent slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Paynter, James P. Fleming, Frank A. Harwath