With Mating Connector Which Receives Panel Circuit Edge Patents (Class 439/59)
  • Patent number: 11139618
    Abstract: An electrical module is electrically conducted with an electronic component, and includes multiple conductors having a first row of conductors arranged in a left-right direction and an insulating body fixing the first row of conductors. Each conductor has a contact portion in contact with the electronic component. A distance between each two adjacent contact portions of the conductors in the left-right direction is defined as a contact interval. The first row of conductors have at least one pair of signal conductors and at least two ground conductors. Each two adjacent sides of the pair of signal conductors has one ground conductor. The contact interval from one signal conductor to its adjacent ground conductor is defined as a first contact interval. The contact interval from the other signal conductor to its adjacent ground conductor is defined as a second contact interval. The first and second contact intervals are not equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qi Xiao Yang, Yong Fu Wang, Wei Xue Zhong, Biao Zhang, Jia Xu Yin
  • Patent number: 11120938
    Abstract: A current transformer apparatus is configured to enable it to be electrically connected with and physically mounted to a circuit board. The current transformer apparatus includes a support upon which a coil is situated and upon which a plurality of approximately U-shaped electrical connectors are also situated. The electrical connectors each include an electrical contact that is biased toward a reaction structure. A circuit board is received between the electrical contact and the reaction structure, and the bias between the electrical contact and the reaction structure mounts current transformer apparatus to the circuit board and provides an electrical connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Laura Teresa Portuondo Bautista, Glennys Johanny Jesús Reyes
  • Patent number: 11003975
    Abstract: A card-type electronic device capable of suppressing a rise in the temperature of signal lines for high-speed communication requiring impedance control while ensuring sufficient thermal connection and electrical connection. A connector is fixed to a substrate on which electronic components that generate heat are mounted, and includes electrical contacts electrically connected to an external apparatus and a thermal contact thermally connected to the external apparatus. A cutout is formed in the substrate between a portion to which the thermal contact is fixed and a portion to which the electrical contacts are fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Akimoto, Tatsuya Hanayama
  • Patent number: 10879636
    Abstract: A connector (100) and a communications device is disclosed. The connector includes a connector body (41) and three connecting ends disposed on the connector body. M signal interfaces (51a) inside a first connecting end (42) are in communication with M signal interfaces (51b) inside a second connecting end (43) in a one-to-one correspondence. The first connecting end is connected to a backplane connector (32) on a backplane (31). The second connecting end is connected to one end (45a) of a transmission cable (45), and the other end (45b) of the transmission cable is connected to a communications component (46) on a target board (33a). The backplane is configured to implement communication between X boards (33), and the target board is any one of X boards, where M?1 and X?1. A third connecting end (44) is configured to secure the connector body to the target board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutao Li
  • Patent number: 10833440
    Abstract: An electric contact for an electrical plug connection includes a receptacle open against a plugging direction and adapted to receive a mating contact in the plugging direction and a plurality of roller contact bodies made of an electrically conductive material and projecting into the receptacle. The roller contact bodies are rotatably held on at least a pair of opposing sides of the receptacle and each form a part of a contact surface adapted to contact the mating contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Beck
  • Patent number: 10804630
    Abstract: An electrical connector for circuit boards whose multiple terminals include signal terminals 40 and power supply terminals 50, said power supply terminals 50 having retained portions 52 retained in place by the lateral walls 21 of the housing 20, and said retained portions 52 being retained in place via press-fitting by the lateral walls 21 at both lateral edges in the terminal-width direction perpendicular to the through-thickness direction of said retained portions 52, wherein the lateral walls 21 have stepped engaged portions 21C in locations corresponding to the retained portions 52 of the power supply terminals 50, and the retained portions, 52, of the power supply terminals 50 have engaging portions 52B capable of engaging the engaged portions 21C in the heightwise direction of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Horii
  • Patent number: 10762025
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a swappable card module for a computer component. The swappable card module can be configured to positioned in either the front side or back side of a server system. Some examples of the present disclosure provide for a card module holding at least one computer card, an adapter board, and a module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Ting-Kuang Pao
  • Patent number: 10698274
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprises: a display panel comprising driving elements to drive pixels and a first terminal group electrically connected to the driving elements; a supporting member comprising a surface on which the display panel is to be placed, and comprising wirings and a second terminal group connected to the wirings; and a holding member provided along an edge of the display panel. The holding member comprises a connector provided with contactors, and is adhered to the surface to hold the display panel. Each of the contactors is positioned in such a way as to face each terminal of the first terminal group. Each of the contactors is connected to each terminal of the second terminal group. The edge of the display panel is coupled with the connector. Each terminal of the first terminal group is electrically connected to each of the wirings via each of the contactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10637169
    Abstract: A miniaturized high-speed plug-in card type connector, including a plastic shell. Two rows of signal terminals, which are arranged in a staggered manner, are arranged in the plastic shell. Where in the two rows of signal terminals are arranged in a staggered manner. The distance between the two adjacent signal terminals in the same row is 0.62-0.68 mm. Each signal terminal includes a terminal body and a head end connected as a whole with the terminal body, and a thickness of the head end is smaller than a thickness of the terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AMPHENOL COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS (CHENGDU) CO. LTD
    Inventors: Jun Fan, Rongzhe Guo
  • Patent number: 10605446
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a light-emitting diode chip, a driver electronic, a first circuit board and a second circuit board, wherein the light-emitting diode chip is mounted on one of the two circuit boards and the driver electronic is mounted on the other one of the two circuit boards and a first conductive track of the first circuit board and a second conductive track of the second circuit board are connected electrically to one another with a spring contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Eckert, Tobias Frost, Lambert Frye, Bernd Pilhoefer, Georg Scheipl
  • Patent number: 10535929
    Abstract: A connector includes: an insulating body having a bottom surface facing a circuit board; and multiple first terminals and multiple second terminals. Each of the first and second terminals has a fixing portion fixed to the insulating body and a soldering portion bending and extending from the corresponding fixing portion and exposed out of the bottom surface of the insulating body. The first and second soldering portions are soldered to the circuit board in a surface mounting manner respectively, and are arranged in four rows in a transverse direction. The first soldering portions are distributed in two outer rows. The second soldering portions are distributed in two inner rows. A bottom surface of each first soldering portion has a lowest point. The lowest points of the first soldering portions in the two outer rows define a plane, and the second soldering portions are located above the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, You Hua Cai
  • Patent number: 10490920
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprises an insulative housing and at least one terminal module. The insulative housing has an elongated shape and is formed with a card edge slot and a terminal retention base mounting groove communicating with the card edge slot. The terminal module comprises a terminal retention base mounted in the terminal retention base mounting groove and at least one row of conductive terminals which are fixed to the terminal retention base side by side, the plurality of the conductive terminals comprises ground terminals, each conductive terminal has a fixed portion fixed to the terminal retainer and an elastic arm portion extending from the fixed portion into the card edge slot. The terminal module further comprises a common grounding shield, the common grounding shield comprises a sheet provided on the terminal retainer and a plurality of grounding elastic arms extending from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Venkatesan Manickam
  • Patent number: 10312615
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical interconnection system comprising: a paddle card comprising a plurality of first contact pads positioned on a first surface of the paddle card and a plurality of second contact pads positioned on an opposite second surface of the paddle card; a first wafer comprising a plurality of first conductors each having a first contact portion; and a second wafer comprising a plurality of second conductors each having a second contact portion; wherein the first wafer and the second wafer are assembled together to have the first contact portion and the second contact portion face each other and be able to form a gap therebetween for accommodating at least part of the paddle card; each first contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding first contact pad and each second contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding second contact pad when the paddle card is at least partly accommodated in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovation Properties Company
    Inventors: Deng Liu, Xiang Yao, Qilin Chen
  • Patent number: 10253962
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a type of connector used to electrically connect a light source board and a driver board in LED lighting equipment, and the LED lighting equipment that uses this connector. The connector is mounted on the light source board, and comprises two or more conduction terminals, each of which comprises at least one flexible arm whose points of contact with the driver board can achieve an electronic connection between the light source board and the driver board. Compared to earlier models, the connector structure of the present invention is simple and easy to assemble and fabricate, facilitating large-scale automated production of LED lighting equipment and helping to reduce costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kun Xiao, Zhifeng Bao
  • Patent number: 10230191
    Abstract: A high-current electrical connector includes a female electrical-terminal and a contact-spring. The female electrical-terminal is configured to receive a male electrical-terminal and is formed of a single piece of electrically conductive material. The female electrical-terminal has a first-sidewall and a second-sidewall. The second-sidewall defines a distal-end, a proximal-end, and a medial-zone. The first-sidewall is opposite and parallel to the distal-end of the second-sidewall. The contact-spring is formed of a single piece of electrically conductive material disposed intermediate to the first-sidewall and the second-sidewall. The contact-spring defines a plurality of opposed-pair contact-beams. Each of the opposed-pair contact-beams have a plurality of outer-contact-points and a plurality of inner-contact-points. The plurality of outer-contact-points are in contact with the female electrical-terminal, and the plurality of inner-contact-points contact opposed sides of the male electrical-terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Hoi Lui, James M. Rainey, Patrick Joseph Reedy
  • Patent number: 10141667
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical interconnection system comprising: a paddle card comprising a plurality of first contact pads positioned on a first surface of the paddle card and a plurality of second contact pads positioned on an opposite second surface of the paddle card; a first wafer comprising a plurality of first conductors each having a first contact portion; and a second wafer comprising a plurality of second conductors each having a second contact portion; wherein the first wafer and the second wafer are assembled together to have the first contact portion and the second contact portion face each other and be able to form a gap therebetween for accommodating at least part of the paddle card; each first contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding first contact pad and each second contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding second contact pad when the paddle card is at least partly accommodated in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Deng Liu, Xiang Yao, Qilin Chen
  • Patent number: 10136544
    Abstract: A dual in-line memory module (DIMM) connector can include a double data rate fourth generation (DDR4) DIMM connector to connect to a DIMM via a lowest notch of the DIMM relative to an electronic component on which the DIMM is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: John Norton, Melvin K Benedict, John P Franz
  • Patent number: 10069249
    Abstract: A cable apparatus includes a circuit board having ground and signal pads, an insulating body in front of the circuit board, a pair of differential signal terminals retained in the insulating body, a cable located in front of the insulating body, and a shielding shell fixed to the insulating body. One ground pad is provided on each of two sides of adjacent two signal pads. Each terminal has an elastic portion extending out of the insulating body and conducting the signal pad, and a contacting portion exposed on a surface of the insulating body. The cable has two cable cores connected to the contacting portions, two insulation layers respectively wrapping the cable cores, and a shielding layer wrapping the insulation layers. The shielding shell has one end covering the contacting portions and conducting the shielding layer, and the other end covering the elastic portions and connected to the ground pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yong Jun Dai
  • Patent number: 10050386
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and both signal conductors and ground conductors held by the housing. The ground conductors are arranged in an array with the signal conductors and provide electrical shielding between the signal conductors. The ground conductors have an electrically conductive metal body extending a length between a terminating end and a mating distal end. The ground conductors are configured to engage corresponding mating ground conductors of a mating connector at a contact location of the respective ground conductor. The ground conductors further include a damping segment disposed between the contact location and the mating distal end. The damping segment is characterized by a lossy coating at least partially covering the metal body to dissipate electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Justin Dennis Pickel, Chad William Morgan, Arturo Pachon Munoz, David Patrick Orris, Liang Huang
  • Patent number: 10050361
    Abstract: A flexible circuit connector includes a dielectric holder extending between a base mounted to a circuit board and a mating end mated with an electrical connector assembly. The dielectric holder has a first side and a second side with a first flexible circuit coupled to the first side and a second flexible circuit coupled to the second side. The flexible circuits each have a base edge extending to the base of the dielectric holder and a mating edge extending to the mating end of the dielectric holder. The flexible circuits each have signal conductors routed between the mating edge and the base edge and ground conductors providing electrical shielding for the signal conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Sechrist, Arash Behziz
  • Patent number: 10010017
    Abstract: An arrangement for potential equalization in a control device for a motor vehicle includes at least one electrical component on a circuit carrier, a carrier structure on which the circuit carrier is arranged, and at least one contacting element that electroconductively connects the circuit carrier to the carrier structure by way of a connecting element that forms a potential equalization. The contacting element has a bondable surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaus Taschner, Bernhard Schuch
  • Patent number: 9893441
    Abstract: It is aimed to prevent a reduction of contact reliability. A card edge connector (A) includes a first housing (10) formed with a board accommodation space (16) open forward, terminal fittings (17) provided in the first housing (10) and formed with resilient contact portions (18) projecting toward the board accommodation space (16), a second housing (20) including a circuit board (23) to be inserted into the board accommodation space (16) from front of the first housing (10), and guide slopes (36) made of synthetic resin, provided to cover a leading edge of the circuit board (23) in an inserting direction into the board accommodation space (16) and inclined with respect to the inserting direction into the board accommodation space (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Moriyasu, Masaaki Tabata, Tetsuya Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 9882299
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical interconnection system comprising: a paddle card comprising a plurality of first contact pads positioned on a first surface of the paddle card and a plurality of second contact pads positioned on an opposite second surface of the paddle card; a first wafer comprising a plurality of first conductors each having a first contact portion; and a second wafer comprising a plurality of second conductors each having a second contact portion; wherein the first wafer and the second wafer are assembled together to have the first contact portion and the second contact portion face each other and be able to form a gap therebetween for accommodating at least part of the paddle card; each first contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding first contact pad and each second contact portion is adapted to be in electrical contact with a corresponding second contact pad when the paddle card is at least partly accommodated in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Deng Liu, Xiang Yao, Qilin Chen
  • Patent number: 9865951
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing, a fastener and a first sealing ring. The insulative housing has a rear section extending backwardly. The rear section has a rear space and a first peripheral wall around the rear space. Each contact has a connecting leg extending into the rear space. The fastener has a mating section to engage with the rear section and a board receiving chamber extending therethrough along a front to back direction. The fastener has a fixed position on the insulative housing, and as moving the fastener to the fixed position, the connecting legs are pressed into the board receiving chamber for electrically connecting with the flexible printed circuit board, and the first sealing ring is sealed around the junction of the contacts and the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Li Liang, Yong-Gang Zhang, Yu-Hui Zhang
  • Patent number: 9804641
    Abstract: A programmable controller includes forward switching units and backward switching units. The forward switching units electrically disconnect forward communication wirings if a module is mounted on a slot connector, and electrically short-circuits the forward communication wirings if no module is mounted on the slot connector. The backward switching units electrically disconnect backward communication wirings if the module is mounted on the slot connector, and electrically short-circuits the backward communication wirings if no module is mounted on the slot connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Kaneta, Yasunori Tsuboi, Hidetoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 9723756
    Abstract: One or more racks in a rack computing system include shelving systems with mounting portions to receive computer systems in the mounting portion. The mounting portion can include an air flap structure that can restrict airflow through internal space of the mounting portion when a rack computer system is absent from the mounting portion. The air flap structure can retract to enable a computer system to be mounted in an internal space of the mounting portion. A mounting portion can include at least a portion of a backplane assembly that can be aligned to couple with a rack computer system mounted in the mounting portion to communicatively couple the rack computer system with one or more communication networks. The mounting portion can include an ejection mechanism that can eject an installed computer system from the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mallory Leigh Masters, Kraig Knight
  • Patent number: 9660384
    Abstract: An electrical connector with reduced cross talk and controlled impedance. The connector comprises hybrid shields with lossy portions and conductive portions. The synergistic effect of the lossy portions and the conductive portions allows the hybrid shields to be relatively thin such that they can be incorporated into the mating interface regions or other mechanically constrained regions of the connector to provide adequate crosstalk suppression without undesirably impacting impedance. The conductive portions may be shaped to preferentially position the conductive regions adjacent signal conductors susceptible to cross talk to further contribute to the synergy. The conductive regions may include holes to contribute to desired electrical properties for the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Jose Ricardo Paniagua
  • Patent number: 9638380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible LED strip, comprising modules that include light-emitting diodes (3) arranged successively at intervals, in particular equal intervals longitudinally, wherein the light-emitting diodes (3) of each module are electrically interconnected on one circuit board (2) each, in particular together with other electronic modules (4), and the LED strip can be severed between the modules, in particular without destroying the electrical functionality of the modules, wherein each module has at least one contact region at which a power supply can be connected to the module and all circuit-board sections (2) are mounted in a flexible enclosure (1), wherein the at least one contact region of each module extends through the enclosure (1) and can be electrically contacted outside the enclosure (1). The invention furthermore relates to an end piece (7), a coupling piece (8), and a connector piece for power-supply lines (6) or control-signal lines (6) of this LED strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LED-LINEAR GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Kramer, Carsten Schaffarz
  • Patent number: 9627787
    Abstract: A dual in-line memory module (DIMM) connector system is provided. The DIMM connector system includes a motherboard, a DIMM card and a connector by which the DIMM card is coupled with the motherboard. The motherboard includes a printed circuit board (PCB) formed of a mid-loss dielectric constant material, signal pads that are thinner than ground pads, ground pads disposed proximate to signal pads, signal vias connected to distal edges of signal pads and shared antipads. The DIMM card includes a printed circuit board (PCB) formed of a mid-loss dielectric constant material, signal pads that are thinner than ground pads, signal vias connected to distal edges of signal pads and shared antipads for respective pairs of signal vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wiren D. Becker, William L. Brodsky, Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft
  • Patent number: 9601878
    Abstract: A communication module is further miniaturized to achieve an improvement in the mounting density of the communication module. A communication module includes a plug connector connected to a receptacle connector, and the plug connector has an insertion projection inserted into an insertion recess provided on the receptacle connector. The insertion projection has a board insertion portion into which an insertion end portion of a module board incorporated in the communication module is inserted formed therein, the insertion end portion is inserted into the board insertion portion, and first electrodes formed on the plug connector are electrically connected to the module board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Sunaga, Izumi Fukasaku, Kinya Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9548551
    Abstract: A dual in-line memory module (DIMM) connector system is provided. The DIMM connector system includes a motherboard, a DIMM card and a connector by which the DIMM card is coupled with the motherboard. The motherboard includes a printed circuit board (PCB) formed of a mid-loss dielectric constant material, signal pads that are thinner than ground pads, ground pads disposed proximate to signal pads, signal vias connected to distal edges of signal pads and shared antipads. The DIMM card includes a printed circuit board (PCB) formed of a mid-loss dielectric constant material, signal pads that are thinner than ground pads, signal vias connected to distal edges of signal pads and shared antipads for respective pairs of signal vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wiren D. Becker, William L. Brodsky, Matteo Cocchini, Michael A. Cracraft
  • Patent number: 9454140
    Abstract: A control apparatus has at least one module including first, second and third module parts. The first and second module parts can be mechanically and electrically combined to form a first combined arrangement. The first and third module parts can be mechanically and electrically combined to form a second combined arrangement. The first module part comprises a securing element with an engagement section moveable between a first position, wherein the first and second module part are secured together, and a second position wherein the first and second module parts can be detached from one another. The securing element includes an actuation section. In the first position, the actuation section is located in a first spatial region and, in the second position, is located in a second spatial region. The third module part has a blocking section, which, in the second combined arrangement, occupies at least partially the second spatial region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: PILZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Godau, Markus Cech, Winfried Gruber, Andreas Veit
  • Patent number: 9444198
    Abstract: A connector includes a plug connector and a receptacle connector. The plug connector has an insertion convex portion including: an end surface; outer side surfaces facing in parallel to each other across the end surface; and a first tapered surface connecting each outer side surface and the end surface. The receptacle connector has an insertion concave portion including: an insertion port; inner side surfaces facing in parallel to each other across the insertion port; and a second tapered surface connecting each inner side surface and an edge of the insertion port. The outer side surfaces of the insertion convex portion have first connection terminals arranged, the inner side surfaces of the insertion concave portion have second connection terminals arranged in contact with the first contact terminals, and the first tapered surface has a width twice as large as a width of the second tapered surface or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Sunaga, Kinya Yamazaki, Yoshiaki Ishigami
  • Patent number: 9281632
    Abstract: A communication jack, system using the jack, and method of fabricating the jack are disclosed. The jack includes a cavity configured to accept a communication plug to form a communication connector. The jack includes a plurality of plug interface contacts that extend into the cavity such that a plug inserted into the cavity makes electrical contact with the plug interface contacts at plug/jack interfaces of the plug interface contacts. One or more of the plug interface contacts is formed from multiple conductive layers. The conductive layers are movable relative to each other at at least one end. A dielectric layer or flexible printed circuit board may be disposed between the conductive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Satish I. Patel
  • Patent number: 9252528
    Abstract: A circuit board that is to be mounted in a connector socket includes a plurality of electrical connectors located along a side edge of the circuit board. Retention bosses are formed on first and second opposite sides of the circuit board, each of the retention bosses protruding from a surface of the circuit board and extending parallel to and adjacent to the first edge of the circuit board. When the first edge of the circuit board is inserted into a slot of a connector socket, contact surfaces of the first and second retention bosses contact top surfaces of the connector socket to help immobilize the circuit board with respect to the connector socket. Adhesive layers on the contact surfaces of the first and second retention bosses may adhere to the top surfaces of the connector socket to help hold the circuit board immobile with respect to the connector socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: GERMANE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Stock, Scott Semmler
  • Patent number: 9113572
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a board and a communication device, the board comprises a printed circuit board PCB, wherein a side of the printed circuit board PCB is set with a dent, a bottom of the dent is set with a connector, the side of the printed circuit board PCB is further set with a panel, the panel shrinks into a groove at a position corresponding to the connector, so as to make the groove be embedded into the dent, and a bottom of the groove and an interface of the connector are correspondingly opened with a through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutao Li, Qi Shu
  • Patent number: 9088112
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments of the disclosure, a device is provided. The printed circuit board may include an electronic receptacle. Additionally, the printed circuit board may include a housing element housing a portion of the electronic receptacle. As such, the housing element may include a top portion, a bottom portion, and at least one side portion. To this end, the top portion of the housing element may extend above a bottom surface of the printed circuit board, and the bottom portion of the housing element may extend below the bottom surface of the printed circuit board. Moreover, the printed circuit board may include at least one spring connector coupled to the electronic receptacle and the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Paul Davies, Brandon Michael Potens, Andrew McIntyre, Angel Wilfredo Martinez, Kelly Erin Johnson
  • Patent number: 9060443
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus is used for mounting a backplane in a chassis. The backplane defines a number of locking slots in opposite sides and a through hole in a middle portion. The mounting apparatus includes a bracket and a locking member pivotably mounted to the chassis. The bracket includes a bottom plate fixed on the bottom wall, and a side plate and a flange extending up from the bottom plate. The bottom plate defines a slide slot. The side plate and the flange each form a number of retaining tabs. A post extends on the locking member and extends through the slide slot and the through hole. The circuit board is set on the bottom plate, with the locking slots aligned with the retaining tabs. The locking member is rotated, the post drives the circuit board to move, until the retaining tabs retain a top surface of the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Ren Fu
  • Patent number: 9015931
    Abstract: A retention-extraction device is provided for a removable card in a chassis. The device includes an actuation rod having a cam slot, the actuation rod configured to provide linear movement along the length of the actuation rod, and an extraction lever operatively connected to a proximal end of the actuation rod and pivotally secured to the chassis. The device also includes a bell crank with a cam follower that is configured to ride in the cam slot and a latch hook that pivots between an open and closed position based on the motion of the bell crank. The linear movement of the actuation rod causes the extraction lever to apply a force to a portion of the card and causes the latch hook to pivot to an open position to allow removal of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Boetzer
  • Patent number: 8951048
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) includes a substrate body including a circuit wiring layer; tap terminals provided at a surface of the substrate body and in a peripheral region of the substrate body and electrically connected to the circuit wiring layer; and plating wires corresponding to respective tap terminals, each plating wire extending from an end portion of its respective tap terminal toward an edge of the substrate body and having a line width smaller than a line width of the tap terminal. For at least a first tap terminal, the tap terminal shares an edge with an edge of its respective plating wire. A second tap terminal adjacent the first tap terminal is positioned outside a circle having a radius that equals a length of the plating wire and having a center at a point along the shared edge where the plating wire and first tap terminal connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hyun Seok, Kyoung-Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 8914183
    Abstract: Remote sensor units for a vehicle are described. An apparatus may comprise a satellite housing having an electrical connector interface portion, and an electrical connector disposed within the electrical connector interface portion of the satellite housing. The electrical connector may be arranged to conduct electrical signals for an electronic component having an electronic sensor operative to monitor conditions for a vehicle, the electrical connector comprising a capture portion at a first end and a pin portion at a second end, the capture portion having a pair of opposing mechanical contact elements arranged to receive at least one edge of the electronic component. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Forwerck, Charles Still, William M. Leach
  • Publication number: 20140357097
    Abstract: The terminal is formed of an electrically conductive plate, and includes a first support part and a second support part disposed facing each other such that the first and second support parts sandwich a printed circuit board to make contact with opposite surfaces of the printed circuit board, the second support part being comprised of a portion of the plate expanding in a first direction intersecting with a second direction in which the printed circuit board expands, the second support part being formed with a recess opening in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Masaya MUTA, Akira YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140357098
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts, a least a first PCB electrically connecting with the contacts, a pair of restriction sections, and a pair of fastening elements. The insulative housing comprises an upper wall, a lower wall opposite to the upper wall, and a pair of sidewalls connecting with the upper and lower walls. The contacts are received in the insulative housing. The first PCB comprises a pair of side sections partially surrounding the insulative housing. The pair of restriction sections is connected with the sidewalls of the insulative housing and partially overlaps with side sections of the first PCB. The pair of fastening elements respectively passes through the restriction sections and the side sections of the first PCB to align and position the relative position between the insulative housing and the first PCB for achieving more reliably electrical connection between the first PCB and the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU), LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Shi-Ke XIE, Kuo-Cheng LIU
  • Publication number: 20140322932
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to an interconnect cable including a edge finger connector, and associated configurations and methods. The edge finger connector may be disposed at a first end of the interconnect cable and may connect the interconnect cable to an edge finger included in or coupled to a package substrate. The package substrate may be included in a processor package assembly, and a processor may be mounted on the substrate. The interconnect cable may include one or more elongate conductors, with contacts directly coupled to respective conductors. A second connector may be disposed at a second end of the interconnect cable, and may couple the interconnect cable to a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) case that is configured to connect the interconnect cable to an SFP cable. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Donald T. Tran, Rajasekaran Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 8853545
    Abstract: A test card includes a substrate and a goldfinger structure disposed on a side of the substrate. The goldfinger structure includes a first conductive section and a second conductive section. The first conductive section is inserted into a slot of a socket for electrically connecting to the socket. The second conductive section is connected to the first conductive section in a separable manner, and the second conductive section is inserted into the slot of the socket for electrically connecting to the socket after the first conductive section is cut for separating from the second conductive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuei-Yung Cheng, Yao-Quan Hu
  • Publication number: 20140273548
    Abstract: A connector component for operably coupling a removable integrated circuit component such as a Micro SIM™, to a host PCB is provided. The connector component is configured to fit within an aperture formed within the host PCB and houses the removable integrated circuit component within an internal cavity. The connector component includes a coupling portion configured for coupling to the top face of the host PCB, and a port for insertion and removal of the removable integrated circuit component which is exposed within the bottom face of the host PCB. The connector component may be made flush with the bottom face of the host PCB, and the host PCB may optionally be populated on one side only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Richard John Samuels, Edwin Sy Liu
  • Patent number: 8831503
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sheet path, an creasing member positioned on a first side of the sheet path, and a base positioned on a second side of the sheet path opposite the creasing member. The base is positioned relative to the creasing member so that a sheet of print media passes along a processing plane between the creasing member and the base when traveling in a processing direction along the media path. The processing plane is parallel to flat sides of the sheet of print media as the sheet of print media passes between the creasing member and the base. The base comprises a surface positioned parallel to the processing plane. The surface of the base has a recess having a shape corresponding to the creasing member. The surface of the base rotates in the processing plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Robert A. Clark, William J. Nowak
  • Patent number: 8804313
    Abstract: Computational enclosures may be designed to distribute power from power supplies to load units (e.g., processors, storage devices, or network routers). The architecture may affect the efficiency, cost, modularity, accessibility, and space utilization of the components within the enclosure. Presented herein are power distribution architectures involving a distribution board oriented along a first (e.g., vertical) axis within the enclosure, comprising a power interconnect configured to distribute power among a set of load boards oriented along a second (e.g., lateral) axis and respectively connecting with a set of load units oriented along a third (e.g., sagittal) axis, and a set of power supplies also oriented along the third axis. This orientation may compactly and proximately position the loads near the power supplies in the distribution system, and result in a comparatively low local current that enables the use of printed circuit boards for the distribution board and load boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric C. Peterson, Shaun L. Harris
  • Publication number: 20140080326
    Abstract: A connector for receiving an expansion card includes a base and a number of metal pins. A top of the base defines a slot. The slot extends through an end of the base. The metal pins are mounted inside the slot. Each metal pin extends through a bottom of the base to be electronically connected to corresponding traces on a motherboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8585422
    Abstract: A system for connecting motor drives to each other is disclosed that does not require the use of wire or tools. The system includes an adapter plug and bus bar modules that connect to each other at a conductive receptacle of the adapter plug to define a splice joint at the point of connect of the bus bar modules. The bus bar modules may include insulating covers and insulating clips may overlie the splice joints so that the system is substantially devoid of exposed surfaces of its conductive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Balcerak, Thomas H. Van Groll, Craig R. Winterhalter