Having Crimpable Metallic Cable Conductor Grip Patents (Class 439/585)
  • Patent number: 10741975
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shield terminal assembly configured for attachment to a shielded cable includes a tubular inner ferrule having a flared attachment end configured to be disposed intermediate the shield conductor and the inner insulation layer of the cable and a crimped outer ferrule formed of sheet metal having a cable attachment portion that defines a pair of bypass crimp wings and a pair of insulation crimp wings. Each insulation crimp wing defines a prong having a pointed end that penetrates the outer insulation layer of the cable. The flared attachment end of the inner ferrule is located intermediate the bypass crimp wings and the insulation crimp wings when the outer ferrule is crimped to the shielded cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Leslie L. Jones, Nicole L. Liptak, Michael D. Messuri, Jared Bilas, Michael J. Demonica, Christopher A. Margrave, Dominic A. Messuri, James P. Schuster
  • Patent number: 10714872
    Abstract: A connector structure enables replacement of an STP cable (10B) and a UTP cable (10A) without a large structural change. UTP connection terminals (21A) connected to respective wires (11) of the UTP cable (10A) are accommodated in accommodating portions (26) of a UTP dielectric (22A) such that insertion areas (53) for male terminals (91) are close to each other in a width direction. STP connection terminals (21B) connected to respective wires (11) of the STP cable (10B) are accommodated in accommodating portions (26) of an STP dielectric (22B) such that insertion areas (53) for male terminals (91) are farther apart in the width direction than in the case of the UTP connection terminals (21A). The UTP connection terminals and the STP connection terminals that are accommodated in the accommodating portions (26) have protrusions (34) that are oriented in the same direction when.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10707592
    Abstract: A cable connector connects a coaxial cable to an interface port by an outer conductor engager, a body and a coupler. The coupler draws the body over a plurality of resilient fingers of the outer conductor engager to urge the fingers into electrical contact with a peripheral outer surface of a stripped/prepared end of a coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Harold Watkins
  • Patent number: 10707621
    Abstract: A connector device according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector has a plurality of locking groove parts provided on a first peripheral surface thereof and a plurality of unlocking parts provided on the first peripheral surface. The plurality of locking groove parts and the plurality of unlocking parts are arranged in a circumferential direction of the first peripheral surface with a positional displacement from each other. The second connector has a plurality of elastic parts provided on a second peripheral surface fitted into the first peripheral surface and held by the plurality of locking groove parts, respectively. The plurality of elastic parts are configured to be elastically deformable in a radial direction of the second connector body when rotating in a circumferential direction of the second connector body between the plurality of locking groove parts and the plurality of unlocking parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Oba, Keiichi Nagashiro
  • Patent number: 10644416
    Abstract: A connector (C) includes a housing (60), a terminal fitting (10) and a retainer (80). The housing (60) includes a cavity (64) extending in a front-rear direction and a retainer insertion hole (72) intersecting and communicating with the cavity and open in an outer surface. The terminal fitting (10) is inserted into the cavity (64) from behind, and a stabilizer configured to guide an inserting operation into the cavity (64) and restrict the inserting operation in an erroneous posture projects on an outer side. The retainer (80) is inserted into the retainer insertion hole (72) and include a retaining portion (85) configured to face the stabilizer from behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Kanemura, Shohei Mitsui, Hidekazu Matsuda, Yuichi Nakanishi, Ai Hirano
  • Patent number: 10622749
    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 configured to engage an interface port at a retention force, and a retention adding element configured to increase the retention force between the nut and the interface port so as to maintain ground continuity between the interface port and the nut when the nut is in a loosely tightened position on the interface port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Harold J. Watkins, Noah P. Montena, Steven Stankovski, Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 10616385
    Abstract: A remote controller includes a remote controller body including a control device configured to receive a remote-control command, a holding mechanism configured to hold a mobile terminal, and a connecting mechanism connected between the remote controller body and the holding mechanism. The holding mechanism is movably connected to the remote controller body via the connecting mechanism and is configured to move relative to the remote controller body to be in an extended state or in a contracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumian Deng, Bo Yuan, Zhenkai Wu
  • Patent number: 10594057
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (T) includes an inner conductor (11) having a center conductor crimping portion (18) to be crimped to a center conductor of a shielded cable (W) and an outer conductor (12) having a coupling (35). The center conductor crimping portion (18) is disposed inside the coupling by assembling the inner conductor (11). Openings (43, 44) open in the coupling (35) and enable tools to be applied to the center conductor crimping portion. A shield crimping portion (36) is connected to the coupling (35) and to be crimped to a shield layer of the shielded cable W. A dielectric (13) is interposed between the outer and inner conductors (12, 11), and a cover (14) is configured to close the openings (43, 44) and electrically contact the outer conductor (12). The cover (14) has locking pieces (96) that are to be bent and locked into a locking hole (47) of the shield crimping portion (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Kanemura, Shohei Mitsui, Yuichi Nakanishi, Ai Hirano
  • Patent number: 10594083
    Abstract: A fitting base of a plug includes a supporting element including at least one opening suitable for receiving at least one connector of the plug, a first stationary portion projecting from the supporting element, a first movable portion secured to the first stationary portion, the movable portion having a shape and dimensions suitable for the insertion thereof into a first cavity in the plug when the at least one connector of the plug is fitted in the at least one opening in the supporting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Patrice Martinez, Franck Petretto, Loris Bouzonnet
  • Patent number: 10594087
    Abstract: A shield connector includes an inner housing to hold terminals connected to wires and a shield shell to accommodate the inner housing and the end of the shielded cable. The shield shell includes a base and a cover to cover the inner housing. The base includes a bottom plate to cover a lower surface of the inner housing and base-side plates to cover side surfaces of the inner housing. A front-rear restricting convex portion extends vertically and engages a front-rear restricting cut to restrict relative movements of the inner housing and the base in a front-rear direction. A vertical restricting convex portion engages a vertical restricting hole to restrict relative vertical movements of the inner housing and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10564188
    Abstract: Provided is a current sensing device including an electrical conductor made of electrically conductive metal; and voltage sensing terminals provided on the electrical conductor. Each voltage sensing terminal is formed by inserting bar-like metal into a through-hole formed in the electrical conductor, and the voltage sensing terminal includes a first terminal portion that is stored in the through-hole and a second terminal portion that protrudes from the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KOA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kameko, Kosuke Arai
  • Patent number: 10505308
    Abstract: An enclosure for an electronic device includes a housing having a wall that defines a cavity that is configured to receive an electronic assembly therein. The wall includes tongue formed at a distal end. A cover includes a top wall and a side surface extending from the top wall to form a chamber. The housing is at least partially received within the chamber and the tongue of the housing is welded to a groove positioned within the chamber. Flash from the weld is contained within the enclosure so that no weld flash is visible on the exterior surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Dvorak, Joshua K. Anderson, Michael A. Foote, Christopher J. Pawlowski, Ross C. Heyman
  • Patent number: 10468786
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises a cable, a ferrule, and a first electrical contact. The cable has an outer conductor surrounding an inner conductor. The ferrule is mechanically connected to the outer conductor. The first electrical contact is electrically connected to the inner conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Olivier De Cloet, Christian Schrettlinger, Wolfgang Mueller, Keith Richard Foltz
  • Patent number: 10381791
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector configured to be mounted to an externally threaded connector, comprising a nut portion having an inner thread configured to engage with an outer thread of said externally threaded connector, an inner-sleeve portion coaxially arranged with said nut and a first sleeve coaxially arranged with said nut, wherein said first sleeve comprises an inner flange radially on an outer wall of said inner-sleeve portion, characterized in that: when said nut is rotated relatively to said first sleeve, said inner-sleeve portion is rotated relatively to said first sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: EZCONN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Han-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 10374335
    Abstract: A coaxial cable-connector assembly includes a coaxial cable and a coaxial connector. The coaxial cable includes: an inner conductor having a termination end, the termination end including a bore; a dielectric layer that overlies the inner conductor; an outer conductor that overlies the dielectric layer having a termination end; and a jacket that overlies the outer conductor. The coaxial connector includes: an inner conductor body including a boss that encircles the termination end of the inner conductor and a longitudinal bore; an outer conductor body electrically connected with the termination end of the outer conductor; and an expansion member inserted into the bore of the termination end of the inner conductor, the expansion member being sized and configured to radially expand the termination end of the inner conductor into electrical contact with the boss of the inner conductor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Frank A. Harwath
  • Patent number: 10367274
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a shoe that is movable in a sidewall of a body of the connector and/or a continuity bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC
    Inventors: Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr., Robert J. Chastain, Glen David Shaw
  • Patent number: 10361496
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes an elongate conductor surrounded by an outer insulator and an outer ferrule surrounding a portion of the conductor. An outer surface of the outer ferrule is deformed to produce an indentation having an indentation surface that is angled relative to the outer surface. The indentation forms a barb that at least partially penetrates the outer insulator. A method of manufacturing the cable assembly and a tool for forming the outer ferrule is also presented and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Weiland, Shae T. McGarvey, Ryan D. Lewis, John Kountz
  • Patent number: 10355379
    Abstract: An assembly includes an elongate conductor, such as a coaxial electrical cable, having a generally circular cross section and a generally cylindrical seamless outer ferrule having a ferrule radius surrounding a portion of the conductor. The outer ferrule is deformed to define four indentations and four projections that are evenly spaced about a circumference of the outer ferrule. The four indentations have a consistent indentation radius that is less than the ferrule radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan D. Lewis, Michael D. Messuri, Shae R. McGarvey, Crystal F. Krompegel, Michael J. Demonica
  • Patent number: 10130806
    Abstract: A trial electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a longitudinal length; electrodes disposed along the distal end portion of the lead body; terminals disposed along the proximal end portion of the lead body; conductors electrically coupling the terminals to the electrodes; and a preventer extending proximally from the proximal end portion of the lead body. The preventer has a diameter smaller than a diameter of the lead body. The preventer prevents coupling of the trial electrical stimulation lead to an implantable control module, but permits coupling to an external trial stimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob B. Leven, John M. Barker, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 10128611
    Abstract: A ferrule assembly for terminating an electrical connector to a cable includes an inner ferrule, an outer ferrule and an inner ferrule sleeve. The inner ferrule has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner ferrule is conductive and provides electrical shielding. The outer ferrule is positioned radially outside of the inner ferrule such that a cable shield of the cable is received between the inner ferrule and the outer ferrule. The outer ferrule secures the cable shield between the inner ferrule and the outer ferrule. The inner ferrule sleeve is positioned radially inside of the inner ferrule. The inner ferrule sleeve substantially fills the space between the inner ferrule and an inner jacket of the cable. The inner ferrule sleeve is dielectric and electrically isolating the inner ferrule from an inner conductor of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David James Rhein, Aric J. Boyer, Thomas Robert DeWitte
  • Patent number: 10116097
    Abstract: A shield terminal (10) includes an inner conductor terminal (11), dielectrics (12, 13) configured to accommodate the inner conductor terminal (11), an outer conductor terminal (20) configured to surround the dielectrics (12, 13), a tubular fitting (30) formed in a front end part of the outer conductor terminal (20) in an axial direction, and resilient contacts (31) formed in the tubular fitting (30) and having both front and rear ends integrally connected to the tubular fitting (30). The tubular fitting (30) has interlocking regions (39) surrounding only front end parts (31F) of the resilient contacts (31) and connected to front ends of the resilient contacts (31) are radially resiliently deflectable with front end sides thereof as free ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keita Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10103483
    Abstract: A coaxial plug-in connector arrangement is provided having an electrically conductive outer sleeve, and an electrically conductive inner sleeve which is insertable into the outer sleeve in the axial direction and is electrically connectable to the outer sleeve. A first contact pin is insertable into the outer sleeve from a side facing away from the inner sleeve. A second contact pin is insertable into the inner sleeve from a side facing away from the outer sleeve. An insulating part in which an inner conductor part is mounted is located in the inner sleeve. The two contact pins are connectable to one another in an electrically conductive manner via the inner conductor part. An arresting element is mountable on one of the two sleeves before insertion of the inner sleeve into the outer sleeve. The inner sleeve is detachably fixable in the outer sleeve by means of the arresting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KATHREIN-Werke KG
    Inventors: Werner Haegele, Erik Baechle, Guenter Waeller, Stefan Berger, Thomas Haunberger, Mario Guenther, Manfred Stolle
  • Patent number: 10074933
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe according to the present invention includes: a main body section including a plurality of transducers configured to send and receive an ultrasonic wave to and from an inside of a diagnosing object; a cable including a plurality of signal lines connected to the plurality of transducers, and a sheath configured to cover the plurality of signal lines; a connector section configured to connect the cable to an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus; and a bush including a through hole where the cable is passed, configured to fix the cable passed through the through hole together with the sheath that is folded back, and including a fixed portion fixed, in place, to the connector section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yagi, Gen Shiina, Hakaru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10074462
    Abstract: A cable having a pluggable connector includes an inner conductor, an insulation disposed radially outwardly with respect to the inner conductor, a shield disposed radially outwardly with respect to the insulation and a jacket. A support ferrule has a plurality of tongues extending in a direction having an axial component. A sleeve has a first section, a second section and a third section. The first and second sections are disposed radially outwardly with respect to the support ferrule. The second section has a radial constriction. The sleeve encloses the tongues of the support ferrule in the second section and encloses the jacket in the third section. The second section is disposed in the axial direction between the first section and the third section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MD ELEKTRONIK GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Brueckner, Markus Daiminger, Thomas Kirschner, Stefan Sperr
  • Patent number: 10027040
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a shoe that is movable in a sidewall of a body of the connector and/or a continuity bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURING, INC
    Inventors: Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr., Robert J. Chastain, Glen David Shaw
  • Patent number: 9960504
    Abstract: A shielded connector includes a shielded cable, an inner terminal and an outer terminal. The shielded cable includes a conductor, an insulation cover covering the conductor, a shield layer covering the insulation cover, and an outermost insulation cover covering the shield layer. The inner terminal is connected to the conductor. The outer terminal houses the inner terminal and includes a shield crimping portion which is crimped on the shield layer. The shield crimping portion includes a pair of barrel pieces having end portions formed with an engagement projection and an engagement recess, respectively, that are engaged with each other so that the shield crimping portion is crimped on an exposed portion of the shield layer exposed from the outermost insulation cover so as to be a substantially true circle in cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Hikosaka
  • Patent number: 9941639
    Abstract: A shielding system for high-current applications, having a connecting cable that has an insulated conductor (22) and a cable shielding surrounding the insulated conductor, as well as a shielding housing having a feed-through. In addition, the shielding system has a hollow cylindrical and electrically conductive shielding sleeve. The insulated conductor is fed through the shielding sleeve. The shielding sleeve is situated in the area of the feed-through of the shielding housing, so that the shielding housing abuts a jacket surface of the shielding sleeve. The cable shielding lies against a jacket surface of the shielding sleeve. The cable shielding is electrically connected to the shielding housing via the shielding sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Zhenyu Hu, Martin Saur
  • Patent number: 9941608
    Abstract: A plug connector arrangement having a plug connector and a cable connected thereto, at least one inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, wherein the outer conductor of the cable is electrically connected to an outer conductor housing of the plug connector. The plug connector arrangement additionally has a sleeve part which surrounds the inner conductor, has approximately the same inner diameter (D) as the outer conductor (34) of the cable, adjoins a front axial end (A) of the outer conductor, and continues a shielding of the inner conductor in the direction of the front cable end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Till Bredbeck, Gunnar Armbrecht, Stephan Kunz
  • Patent number: 9837761
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector includes a contact subassembly and a housing. The contact subassembly is terminated to an electrical cable. The contact subassembly includes a center contact, a dielectric holder, and an outer contact. The contact subassembly has a protrusion extending outward from an outer surface of the contact subassembly. The housing defines a cavity that receives the contact subassembly therein. The electrical cable extends from the housing through an opening at a rear end of the housing. The housing includes a retention mechanism that engages the protrusion of the contact subassembly to secure an axial position of the contact subassembly in the cavity relative to the housing. The retention mechanism allows the housing to rotate relative to the contact subassembly and the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas John Hardy, John Wesley Hall, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 9793637
    Abstract: Provided is a crimp structure in which an inner member and an outer member are joined to each other. The inner member includes an insertion portion having a columnar outer circumferential surface, and an annular groove provided in the outer circumferential surface. The outer member includes a main body portion, and a cylindrical portion continuous with the main body portion and forming an opening into which the insertion portion is inserted. The cylindrical portion includes a first reduced-diameter portion continuous with the main body portion via a first plastically-deformed portion and located further inward in a radial direction than the main body portion, and a second reduced-diameter portion continuous with the first reduced-diameter portion via a second plastically-deformed portion and located further inward in the radial direction than the first reduced-diameter portion. At least a part of the second reduced-diameter portion has entered the annular groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Teramoto, Tomoyuki Hakata, Hitoshi Nakano, Kazuyoshi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9761993
    Abstract: A system for containing a strain relief, the system comprising an assembly housing, the assembly housing including: a first outer housing including a connector body; a second outer housing including a rear housing, wherein the first outer housing snaps into the second outer housing and creates a chain of contact points that connect components internal to the assembly housing and prevents internal components from rotating, wherein the assembly housing houses within a banana plug shaft, a strain relief and a solder junction, wherein the solder junction solders a first end of a conductor cable to the banana plug shaft, wherein the first end of the conductor cable is disposed within the assembly housing, and wherein via the chain of contact points, the banana plug shaft presses the strain relief into place and prevents movement of the strain relief and the solder junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Westek Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Larkin
  • Patent number: 9680249
    Abstract: An enclosure for an AC to DC adapter has a continuous and seamless exterior surface. The enclosure includes a housing and a front wall that are joined by a bonded interface. The front wall is formed from a metallic interface plate and an exterior layer of plastic that is formed over the metallic interface plate and bonded to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Dvorak, Siri Amrit Ramos, Xuyang Zhang, Cesar Lozano Villarreal, Ciaran J. Keane, Alexander M. Kwan
  • Patent number: 9627815
    Abstract: A receptacle connector assembly has a first shell including a plurality of side walls, a receiving cavity surrounded by the side walls and extending therethrough along a front-to-back direction. A number of spring fingers are formed on the respective side walls and protruding inwardly into the receiving cavity. A number of punched holes receiving the respective spring fingers communicate with the receiving cavity. An insulative body includes a base assembled to the first shell and a tongue extending forwardly therefrom. The tongue is received in the receiving cavity and has a top face and a bottom face disposed in a vertical direction. A number of contacts are arranged in a side-by-side manner along a transverse direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction and the vertical direction. A second shell covers the first shell and encloses the punched holes therein. An insulative case encloses the second shell therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9616218
    Abstract: A proximal end of an implantable lead may include a connector insulator having a center bore, a unitary connector pin fixedly disposed in the center bore of the connector insulator where the unitary connector pin includes a socket end configured for insertion into an electrical stimulation device and a conductor end electrically crimped to the first conductor, and a unitary ring connector having a band portion concentrically arranged around and insulated from the conductor end of the unitary connector pin and a crimp portion electrically crimped to the second conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SHANGHAI MICROPORT MEDICAL (GROUP) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Grace Ying Yang Jang
  • Patent number: 9601839
    Abstract: A crimping terminal includes a conductor crimping portion having a U-shaped cross section. The conductor crimping portion includes a base plate portion and a pair of conductor caulking pieces. On an inner surface of the conductor crimping portion, a conductor is disposed, being exposed to a distal end of an aluminum electric wire. The pair of conductor caulking pieces, extending upwardly from both side edges in a longitudinal direction of the base plate portion, are bent inwardly so as to wrap the conductor of the aluminum electric wire to caulk the conductor such that the conductor is in close contact with the inner surface of the base plate portion. On the inner surface of the conductor crimping portion, a protruding indent is provided so as to extend continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadahisa Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9579511
    Abstract: A medical device includes a printed circuit board, a connector mounted on the printed circuit board, and a polymeric body molded over the connector and the printed circuit board. The connector is configured to receive a medical lead and electrically and mechanically couple the lead to the printed circuit board. The connector comprises a housing and feedthrough assembly that includes a polymeric housing and a conductor. The housing defines a bore configured to receive the lead and defines a feedthrough opening through which the conductor extends. The housing and feedthrough assembly is sealed except for an aperture in communication with the bore. The connector further includes a contact disposed in the bore. The conductor electrically couples the contact with the printed circuit board. When a lead is properly received by the bore, the contact couples the lead to the printed circuit board via the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Henschel, Songhua Shi
  • Patent number: 9570820
    Abstract: A coaxial connector and a connecting terminal thereof are provided. The connecting terminal includes a terminal body having a solder cup and defining a first end and a second end in a longitudinal direction of the terminal body; a pair of first clamping paws disposed at the first end of the terminal body, opposed to each other in a transverse direction of the terminal body, and adjacent to the solder cup; and a pair of second clamping paws disposed at the second end of the terminal body and opposed to each other in the transverse direction. The connecting terminal of the coaxial connector is high in reliability when being connected with a coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SUNWAY COMMUNICATION (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianguang Guo, Hongwei Zhang, Nan Jiang
  • Patent number: 9543717
    Abstract: A connector comprises an inner conductor (1) and an outer conductor (2); an insulating medium (3) is provided between the inner conductor and the outer conductor, the insulating medium forming an unclosed cavity, and an opening of the unclosed cavity being a port for termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Sun, Xiangwen Wu, Yiyun Bao
  • Patent number: 9537231
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a center contact configured to be terminated to a center conductor of a cable. A dielectric holds the center contact. An outer contact surrounds the dielectric and the center contact. The outer contact has a mating segment extending from a mating end, a terminating segment extending from a cable end, and a middle segment between the mating and terminating segments. The terminating segment is configured to be terminated to a braid of the cable. The middle segment has a diameter that is less than the respective diameters of the mating and terminating segments. A cavity insert surrounds the middle segment of the outer contact. The cavity insert includes a receiving shell and a closing shell that are joined together at an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Wesley Hall, Scott Stephen Duesterhoeft
  • Patent number: 9531132
    Abstract: A connector has a shielding structure configured by: a shield shell, which has in the front end a tubular shielding portion that surrounds, accommodates, and fixes a resin housing, in the rear end, a barrel portion that crimps and fixes a sheath of a cable, and, between the shielding portion and the barrel portion, an opening portion that is upwardly opened; and a shield cover, which is attached from the upper side to the opening portion of the shield shell. Stoppers that limit rearward movement of the resin housing by causing a plate surface to be butted against a rear end surface of the resin housing that is fixed at the normal position in the shielding portion are disposed in the shield cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuta Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9490052
    Abstract: An insulator for a coaxial connector is disclosed. The insulator is adapted to connect to a coaxial transmission medium to form an electrically conductive path between the transmission medium and the coaxial connector. The insulator is constructed of dielectric material. A laser-cut pattern in the insulator produces voids in the dielectric material such that air is incorporated into the insulator. The insulator has a composite tangent delta and a composite dielectric constant based on a combination of the dielectric material and the air and maintains dielectric properties to insulate and separate components of the coaxial connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING GILBERT, INC.
    Inventor: Casey Roy Stein
  • Patent number: 9478922
    Abstract: A connector comprises an inner conductor (1) and an outer conductor (2); an insulating medium (3) is provided between the inner conductor and the outer conductor, the insulating medium forming an unclosed cavity, and an opening of the unclosed cavity being a port for termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION, ZTE PLAZA, KEJI ROAD SOUTH
    Inventors: Wei Sun, Xiangwen Wu, Yiyun Bao
  • Patent number: 9397411
    Abstract: An electric wire with a crimp terminal which can improve a connection stability between a crimp terminal and the electric wire without making a fixing work of the crimp terminal troublesome is provided. In an electric wire with a crimp terminal in which an outer peripheral surface of a conductor portion into which a plurality of metal element wires is bundled together is covered with an insulating sheath portion into an electric wire, and the conductor portion of a terminal portion of the electric wire is exposed, and a conductor crimping portion of the crimp terminal is crimped onto the exposed conductor portion, the terminal surfaces of the plurality of metal element wires are cut in alignments so that the metal element lines extend more as the metal element lines are farther from one side portion side of the exposed conductor portion in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Ito, Yasunori Nabeta, Takahito Nakashima, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Saori Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9373902
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes an outer barrel having a longitudinal axis, the outer barrel formed with an inner compression band. A coaxial fitting is mounted at a front end of the outer barrel for coupling to an electrical device, and a coaxial compression collar is applied to the outer barrel. An outer compression band formed in the compression collar moves between an uncompressed condition and a compressed condition in response to axial compression of the coaxial cable connector. Movement of the outer compression band from the uncompressed condition to the compressed condition shapes the inner compressed into a pawl which allows introduction of a cable into the connector and then prevents removal of the cable from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy L. Youtsey
  • Patent number: 9368259
    Abstract: A terminal treatment method for a coaxial cable including a core member having an inner conductor covered with an insulator, an outer conductor provided around the core member and formed of a plurality of wires, and a sheath covering an outer circumference of the outer conductor, includes exposing the outer conductor by removing the sheath on an end portion of the outer conductor, and widening a terminal of the outer conductor away from the core member by compressing a terminal-near portion of the exposed outer conductor from an outer circumferential side of the coaxial cable to deform the terminal-near portion of the exposed outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Furuhata, Yasutsugu Shiraki
  • Patent number: 9350102
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a metal leaf-spring-type connector used for electronic cigarette devices. The connector comprises a leaf spring component and a connector component. The leaf spring component comprises a central columnar negative electrode leaf spring, and at least one positive electrode leaf spring disposed outside the negative electrode leaf spring. The connector component comprises a hollow central columnar negative electrode connector, and a positive electrode connector disposed outside the negative electrode connector. When the leaf spring component and the connector component are inserted and plugged together, the negative electrode leaf spring is inserted into the circular hole of the negative electrode connector to electrically connect with the negative electrode connector. The positive electrode connector is inserted into a void between the negative electrode leaf spring and the positive electrode leaf spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SMACO TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yangyang Wu
  • Patent number: 9346420
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a coaxial conducting wire including a plurality of high voltage paths which are coaxially aligned, a covering member, accommodating the coaxial conducting wire, and a terminal, connected to one of the high voltage paths disposed outside of another one of the high voltage paths, and including a tubular portion coaxial to the coaxial conducting wire. The terminal includes a connection tubular portion as the tubular portion, a crimping tubular portion connecting the one of the high voltage paths to the connection tubular portion by crimping, and an outside connection terminal integrated with the connection tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hidehiro Ichikawa, Eiichi Tohyama
  • Patent number: 9325082
    Abstract: A shield terminal includes a braided part crimping member. The shield terminal is connected to a coaxial cable including a core wire, an insulator covering an outer periphery of the core wire, a braided part covering an outer periphery of the insulator and an outer jacket covering an outer periphery of the braided part. The braided part crimping member is crimped with and encloses a braided part exposing portion which is formed by removing the outer jacket to expose the braided part. A wall part of the braided part crimping member which comes into direct contact with the braided part is formed with a round hole so that a part of the braided part enters the round hole in a state where the braided part crimping part is crimped with the braided part exposing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shouichi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9300094
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for connecting to a coaxial cable, the connector including a body having a longitudinal axis, a front end, an opposed rear end, and an interior. The connector also includes an inner post extending through the body and a coupling nut carried on the inner post. A pawl is carried in the interior of the body for engaging with a cable applied to the interior and preventing removal of the cable after being so applied to the interior. The pawl moves out of and into interference with the cable in response to the application of the cable into the interior of the retraction of the cable off the inner post, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Timothy L. Youtsey
  • Patent number: 9240636
    Abstract: A male coaxial connector of the present invention comprises a conductive insert and a coupling nut. The conductive insert has a front end with an annular flange. The coupling nut includes an inner surface defining a bore, wherein the bore at least partially surrounds the conductive insert and is configured to receive a provided female coaxial connector. The coupling nut further includes a locking member extending from its inner surface. The male connector further comprises a torque washer formed from fiber-reinforced rubber and disposed between the flange of the conductive insert and the locking member. When the coupling nut engages a female coaxial connector, the locking member and the torque washer are compressed against the flange of the insert. The compressed locking member and the compressed torque washer each maintain a tension force between the male and female connectors to help prevent separation of the male and female connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: PCT International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Lee Youtsey