Coupling Part For Use Between Duplicate Coupling Parts (e.g., Sandwiched Between Printed Circuit Boards) Patents (Class 439/591)
  • Patent number: 10276952
    Abstract: An electrical connector, used for being electrically connected with a chip module, includes a body, at least one protruding portion, a metal layer, and a plurality of terminals. The body is provided with a plurality of accommodating holes, and has an upper surface. The protruding portion protrudes upward from the upper surface, and an insulating portion is located on the protruding portion to support the chip module. The metal layer covers the upper surface and a periphery of the at least one protruding portion, and a portion of the metal layer located on the periphery of the at least one protruding portion is higher than a portion of the metal layer located on the upper surface. The terminals are accommodated in the accommodating holes and used to be conductively connected with the chip module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10128591
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a housing defining a slot; and a pin. The pin includes a stub member comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion to couple to a first printed circuit board; and a movable member operable to engage the second portion of the stub member to create a conductive path, wherein the stub member is only engaged with the movable member when a second printed circuit board is inserted into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gong Ouyang, Kai Xiao, Lu-Vong T. Phan
  • Patent number: 10113906
    Abstract: The invention features devices and methods for collecting and measuring light from external light sources. In general, the devices of the invention feature a light diffusing element, e.g., as a component of a light collector, connected by a light conducting conduit, e.g., a fiber optic cable, to a light measuring device, e.g., a spectrometer. This light diffusing element allows, e.g., for substantially uniform light diffusion across its surface and thus accurate measurements, while permitting the total footprint of the device to remain relatively small and portable. This light diffusing element also allows flexibility in scaling of the device to permit use in a wide range of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BlueLight Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Labrie, Ivan Kostylev, Chris Felix
  • Patent number: 10094739
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus includes: a radiation apparatus which includes a first laser diode and a second laser diode; a light guide which includes a first photoreceptor, a second photoreceptor, and a leak, and guides laser light received by the first photoreceptor and the second photoreceptor, the leak allowing leakage laser light to be leaked out in a direction crossing a light-guiding direction, the leakage laser light being part of the laser light; a converter which converts a wavelength of the leakage laser light leaked out of the light guide; and a detector which detects, at a non-radiation time in which laser light is not radiated, an electromotive force of the first laser diode, the electromotive force being based on laser light radiated by the second laser diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shintaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10094521
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus includes a first light guide, a converter, a second light guide, and a return. The first light guide includes a first photoreceptor, a second photoreceptor, and a leak. The first light guide guides first light radiated by a radiation apparatus and received by the first photoreceptor and the second photoreceptor. The leak allows second light to be leaked out in a direction crossing a light-guiding direction. The second light is part of the first light. The converter is disposed along the first light guide and converts a wavelength of the second light leaked out of the first light guide. The second light guide does not include the leak and guides third light radiated by the radiation apparatus toward the second photoreceptor. The return returns the third light guided by the second light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shintaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10038262
    Abstract: An electrical bridge device includes a support bracket and a flex bridge subassembly. The support bracket includes a frame that extends axially between top and bottom ends of the support bracket. The flex bridge subassembly includes upper and lower carriers held in the frame at least proximate to the top and bottom ends, respectively. The flex bridge subassembly further includes an electrically conductive flex circuit strip coupled to and extending between the upper and lower carriers. The flex circuit strip electrically connects to a first connector on a host circuit board and a second connector on a mating circuit board to provide an electrical circuit path between the host circuit board and the mating circuit board. The upper carrier within the frame is floatable relative to the support bracket to allow the flex circuit strip to align with the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arash Behziz, Brian Patrick Costello, Michael David Herring
  • Patent number: 9989572
    Abstract: A method and a probe device for testing an interposer prior to assembly are described herein. The method includes coupling a plurality of probe tips of a probe device to the plurality of signal interconnect paths of the interposer to be tested. A test signal is provided from the probe device to the plurality of signal interconnect paths of the interposer and a quality characteristic of signal interconnect paths of the interposer is detected based on behavior of the interposer in response to the test signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Raghunandan Chaware, Ganesh Hariharan, Amitava Majumdar
  • Patent number: 9983145
    Abstract: A test probe card detection system includes a linear scanning lens module, a CCD microscope module, a CCD image adjustment module, and a computer. The CCD microscope module adjusts and confirms a scanning optical focal length of a test probe card to be tested. The linear scanning lens module scans all areas data of the test probe card and stores the scanned all areas data in a database. The all areas data is compared with a coordinate file in order to detect defected pins of the test probe card. The CCD microscope module confirms and obtains data of the detected defected pins of the test probe card. The data of the detected defected pins is sent to the CCD image adjustment module and are shown on the computer. The defected pins include pins having surface oxidation, wear, damage, and breaking; lacking of pins; and deflected pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GLTTEK CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chiung Nan Chen
  • Patent number: 9974159
    Abstract: An radio-frequency (RF) interposer enables low-cost, high-performance RF interconnection of two or more large-area printed wiring boards (PWBs). The RF interposer may be provided as a multi-port coaxial structure embedded in a metal (or metalized) carrier. The RF interposer may include one or more conductive shims having spring fingers to provide contact across air-gaps between a PWB RF ground plane and a ground plane of the RF interposer. Retractable pins may be used as the coaxial transmission line center conductors. The RF interposer may be provided as an N×M grid of unit cells each having one or more RF ports and a cavities to provide clearance for a PWB component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Angelo M. Puzella, John B. Francis, Dennis W. Mercier, John Sangiolo, Mark Ackerman, Ethan S. Heinrich
  • Patent number: 9907190
    Abstract: This disclosure describes composite structures and method of making the structures. The structures according to this disclosure may be used in handheld electronics. In example embodiments, holes are formed through a planar polymeric core. A metallic coating is disposed on the core to coat external surfaces of the core as well as internal surfaces of the holes. The metallic coating may entirely occlude the holes. The resulting structure may provide improved strength and rigidity and resist delamination of the metallic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Aftab Alam, David Eric Peters, Ramez Nachman
  • Patent number: 9882296
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body having multiple receiving holes, and multiple conductive terminals respectively received in the receiving holes. Each conductive terminal has first and second elastic arms, and third and fourth elastic arms. When a chip module downwardly presses the conductive terminals, the first elastic arm are conducted upwardly with the chip module, and the third elastic arm are conducted downwardly with a circuit board. At the same time, the first elastic arm elastically deform to urge against the second elastic arm, and the third elastic arm elastically deform to urge against the fourth elastic arm, thereby forming two conductive paths to reduce terminal impedance, and improving signal transmission performance. Further, the second elastic arm provide elastic force for the first elastic arm and the fourth elastic arm provide elastic force for the third elastic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 9871323
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes first and second mezzanine electrical connectors that include respective first and second arrays of electrical contacts. The electrical contacts can be receptacle, or one can be a plug and the other can be a receptacle. Each electrical connector can further include at least one alignment member that cooperate to align the first and second arrays of electrical contacts relative to each other. Each electrical connector can further include at least one orientation member that allows the first and second electrical connectors to mate when in a predetermined orientation relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: David C. Horchler, Lewis Robin Johnson
  • Patent number: 9865947
    Abstract: An electronic card connector comprises: an insulating housing and a plurality of terminals mounted to the insulating housing. Each terminal comprises two resilient arms, a contacting structure and a tail. The two resilient arms each have a first end and a second end, the two first ends of the two resilient arms are spaced apart from each other and fixed to the insulating housing, and the two second ends of the two resilient arms are connected to the contacting structure. The contacting structure comprises a convex curved surface for contacting the corresponding conducting pad of the electronic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Shang Xiu Zeng, Hong Liang Wang, Kian Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9797926
    Abstract: A contact terminal has a support section that holds an elastically deformable axle so as to rotate about the axle with an elastic deformation of the axle, and a contact section extending from the support section. The contact section has, at a distal end thereof, a contact portion configured to make a contact with a testing element. The contact section deforms elastically while rotating with the support section by the contact of the contact portion with the testing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotada Teranishi, Takahiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 9801277
    Abstract: A compliant interconnect with a cylindrical bellows structure is configured to reduce a stress between a substrate and a PCB board. The stress can be caused by a CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) mismatch, a physical movement, or a combination thereof. The compliant interconnect can be solder to and/or immobilized on one or more coupling structure. Alternatively, the compliant interconnect can include an instant swapping structure (such as a socket) that makes the upgrade of the electronic components easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Weifeng Liu, Zhen Feng, Anwar Mohammed, David Geiger, Murad Kurwa
  • Patent number: 9780474
    Abstract: Electrical contacts are described. An electrical contact can be formed on an exterior surface of a housing of an electronic device and can be cosmetically similar to the exterior surface. For example, the electrical contact can include a conductive plug inserted through an opening in a wall of the housing. A metallic coating can be applied to an outward-facing end of the conductive plug and fill up an outer portion of the opening until the metallic coating is about flush with the exterior surface of the housing. Properties of the metallic coating can be selected to closely match a color and a texture of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Tryon, Alexander W. Williams
  • Patent number: 9774117
    Abstract: An exemplary miniature support has upper and lower spaced-apart engagement surfaces each having at least a portion that are parallel to each other. Two supports each with an end supporting the upper engagement surface and another end supporting the lower engagement surface. The two supports have a spring-like property so that the upper and lower engagement surfaces can repeatedly move between an uncompressed state when not engaged to provide an interconnection and a compressed state when engaged between two opposing boards to provide an interconnection between the boards. The connector is preferably made using 3-D printing and may be integrally made as part of a board also made using the same 3-D printing. The support may have upper and lower engagement surfaces and at least one of the at least two supports that are conductive to establish connectivity between the upper and lower engagement surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Charles M. Jackson, Elizabeth T. Kunkee
  • Patent number: 9748192
    Abstract: Provided are a printed circuit board which can be used as a substrate for a package, a method of manufacturing the printed circuit board, and a semiconductor package using the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board including: a first substrate having a first mounting area for mounting a package substrate and a second mounting area for mounting a semiconductor element; a single layer or multi-layered circuit pattern of the first substrate; and a post bump connected to the circuit pattern, provided on an external insulating layer of the first mounting area, and having a concave upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Haeng Lee, Dong Sun Kim, Sung Wuk Ryu
  • Patent number: 9640889
    Abstract: Electrical connector includes a connector housing configured to engage a mating connector during a mating operation. The electrical connector also includes a plurality of electrical contacts coupled to the connector housing. Each of the electrical contacts includes a proximal base coupled to the connector housing and an elongated body that extends from the proximal base to a distal end. The elongated body includes an outer plating that comprises a precious metal. The outer plating forms interstitial regions that define an array of cavities. The interstitial regions form an exterior surface of the corresponding electrical contact that engages a corresponding contact of the mating connector during the mating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: George J. Dubniczki, Daniel Briner Shreffler, Raymond Dennis Boyer
  • Patent number: 9610593
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed to a system for controlling placement of nanoparticles, and methods of using same. In one illustrative embodiment, the device includes a substrate and a plurality of funnels in the substrate, wherein each of the funnels comprises an inlet opening and an elongated, rectangular shaped outlet opening. In one illustrative embodiment, the method includes creating a dusty plasma comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes, positioning a mask between the dusty plasma and a desired target for the carbon nanotubes, the mask having a plurality of openings extending therethrough, and extinguishing the dusty plasma to thereby allow at least some of the carbon nanotubes in the dusty plasma to pass through at least some of the plurality of openings in the mask and land on the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Krupakar M. Subramanian, Neal R. Rueger, Gurtej S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 9570828
    Abstract: A compressible contact pin. The contact pin includes a first contact element and a second contact element. A compressible member is coupled between the first contact element and the second contact element to compress when one or more external forces are applied between the first contact element and the second contact element. In addition, the compressible member maintains a separation distance between the first and second contact elements when no external forces are applied. An elastomeric connector is coupled between the first contact element and the second contact element. The elastomeric connector electrically couples the first contact element to the second contact element by deforming when the one or more external forces are applied between the first contact element and the second contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Corad Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Ka Ng Chui
  • Patent number: 9467548
    Abstract: A modular portable device interconnection system includes a magnetic attachment point on a first portable device and a corresponding magnetically responsive attachment point on a second portable device. The magnetic attachment point includes a plated annular magnet, an electrically conductive pin extending through the magnet and an electrically insulating layer insulating the electrically conductive pin from the magnet. The magnetically responsive attachment point includes a ferromagnetic annulus, plated or otherwise conductive, configured and located to mate with the annular magnet when the first and second devices are placed together. In this configuration, the electrically conductive pin and electrically insulating layer extend through both the magnet and the ferromagnetic annulus, forming a shielded electrically conductive pathway between the devices. This pathway is suitable for RF signals but may also be used for other AC signals or DC signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L Allore, Mohammed Abdul-Gaffoor, Paul Fordham, Michael J Lombardi
  • Patent number: 9343830
    Abstract: A contact for testing an integrated circuit includes a contact body with multiple embedded links within the body having at least two axes of rotation. The contact body is hollow with cavities that house tubular resilient members to bias the embedded links in a first preferred orientation and position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Xcerra Corporation
    Inventor: Victor Landa
  • Publication number: 20150118904
    Abstract: A connecting device for electrically connecting two circuit boards is provided. The connecting device has a first and a second coaxial connector and a coupling member. The two coaxial connectors and the coupling member each have an outer conductor and an inner conductor. The outer conductors of the coaxial connectors are electrically interconnected via the outer conductor of the coupling member and the inner conductors of the coaxial connectors are electrically interconnected via the inner conductor of the coupling member. The coupling member is arranged between the two coaxial connectors so as to be tiltable from an axially aligned orientation and displaceable in an axial direction. The coupling member is held on an elastically deformable dielectric holding ring which surrounds the coupling member in a circumferential direction and is in contact against at least one coaxial connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Baechle, Reinhard Vogl, Gerd Kruegel
  • Patent number: 8997346
    Abstract: In order to avoid cost for accommodating a shield wire in a housing while bending, and smoothly and readily accommodate within the housing while the shield electric wire is insulated, a conductive housing 1 including a rear wall 4 continuing to an annular wall 3, and a tube wall 5 continuing to down the rear wall 4, a method comprising the steps of: passing through a shield electric wire 2 from a lower opening 5a of the tube wall of the conductive housing to a front opening 3a of the annular wall while bending the shield electric wire; putting a shield terminal 9 movably around the shield electric wire from top of the shield electric wire; exposing a core wire 2b and a braid 2a of the shield electric wire by stripping a tip thereof; connecting an L-shaped terminal 11 to the core wire; mounting an L-shaped insulation inner housing 12 outside the L-shaped terminal; connecting the shield terminal to the braid; and accommodating a vertical part 14 of the inner housing within the conductive housing by pulling in t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Omae, Kazuki Zaitsu
  • Patent number: 8934263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensors including pressure sensors, humidity sensors, flow sensors, etc. In some cases, a cover for use with a sensor assembly may include an electrically insulating body having perimeter features extending a majority of the way around perimeters of upper and lower printed circuit boards that the cover may vertically separate. In one example, the body of the cover may include support features that extend from a lower side of the cover and those support features may contact the lower printed circuit board in at least two locations. The support features of the cover may be separated by a gap and a sensor connected to the lower printed circuit board may be situated within the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Eckhardt, Jim Machir, Palani Thanigachalam, Sunil Job
  • Patent number: 8923003
    Abstract: An electronic device may contain components such as flexible printed circuits and rigid printed circuits. Electrical contact pads on a flexible printed circuit may be coupled electrical contact pads on a rigid printed circuit using a coupling member. The coupling member may be configured to electrically couple contact pads on a top surface of the flexible circuit to contact pads on a top surface of the rigid circuit. The coupling member may be configured to bear against a top surface of the flexible circuit so that pads on a bottom surface of the flexible circuit rest against pads on a top surface of the rigid circuit. The coupling member may bear against the top surface of the flexible circuit. The coupling member may include protrusions that extend into openings in the rigid printed circuit. The protrusions may be engaged with engagement members in the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel
  • Patent number: 8844126
    Abstract: Electrical resistance between a male part and a female part through a canted spring is disclosed using mathematical modeling. Increase or decrease in resistance can be quickly analyzed by looking at the equivalence resistance and the number of contacts at the input side, the output side, or both. The number of contacts may also be created by forming a dimple having a discontinuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Frederick, Steve Rust
  • Patent number: 8674655
    Abstract: An electric power charge and discharge system for an electronic device having a battery, by which the electronic device can be used for a long period of time. In a wireless communication device including a wireless driving portion including a first battery and a wireless charging portion including a second battery, the first battery is charged by electric power from a fixed power supply and the second battery is charged by using electromagnetic waves existing in an external space. Further, the first battery and the second battery are discharged alternately, and during a period in which the first battery is discharged, the second battery is charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuhei Nagatsuka, Akihiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 8516690
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive joint package in which an anisotropic conductive film is joined to at least one conductive material selected from among the group consisting of gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), nickel (Ni), a tin oxide doped with indium (ITO), molybdenum (Mo), iron (Fe), palladium (Pd), beryllium (Be), and rhenium (Re).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Hatanaka, Yoshinori Hotta, Tadabumi Tomita
  • Patent number: 8514583
    Abstract: A processor module socket accommodates processor modules of different sizes with adapters that align smaller-sized modules so that module pins align with desired contact points. The largest supported processor module engages with the socket in a conventional manner without the use of an adapter. Smaller processor modules engage within an adapter that in turn engages in the socket in a manner similar to the largest supported processor module. The contact points of the socket support different sized processor modules by keying logical functions based upon the type of processor module installed in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Roger D. Weekly
  • Patent number: 8475180
    Abstract: A conductive component includes a tubular body having at least one of at least one through-hole which penetrates the tubular body from outside to inside thereof; and at least one notch which is cut in from an edge of the tubular body, which are formed at least one predetermined portion on the tubular body. The tubular body includes a first portion, which includes a solder joint portion, and a second portion, which includes a contact portion. The first portion and the second portion are located on the opposite sides from one another with the at least one predetermined portion sandwiched therebetween. The tubular body further includes at least one spring portion which includes the at least one predetermined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hideo Yumi
  • Patent number: 8331099
    Abstract: In a method for fixing an electrical or an electronic component, particularly a printed-circuit board, in a housing used to accommodate the component, and a fixing element for fixing the component by clamping it in place, the component is fitted with at least one fixing element, which includes an elastically yielding press-on part which, during the clamping in place of the component in the housing, is brought to lie against a part of the housing and is pressed against it while being deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Geissler, Udo Hennel
  • Patent number: 8282431
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a lengthwise housing and two rows of terminals. The housing defines two rows of passageways running through opposite first surface and second surface thereof to load with terminals. Each terminal includes a middle portion and two contacting arms extending from opposite ends of the middle portion. The two contacting arms of the terminals respectively extend beyond the first and second surfaces and curving inwards. Each terminal further includes a stopping rib and a spring rib at opposite lateral sides of the middle portion. Each passageway defines a first stopping shoulder adjacent to the second surface and a second stopping shoulder adjacent to the first surface. The stopping ribs are lodged against the first stopping shoulder or the spring ribs are lodged against the second stopping shoulder so that the terminals are moveable limited in the passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: George Huanyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8230593
    Abstract: In assembly of probe arrays for electrical test, a problem can arise where a bonding agent undesirably wicks between probes. According to embodiments of the invention, this wicking problem is alleviated by disposing an anti-wicking agent on a surface of the probe assembly such that wicking of the bonding agent along the probes toward the probe tips is hindered. The anti-wicking agent can be a solid powder, a liquid, or a gel. Once probe assembly fabrication is complete, the anti-wicking agent is removed. In preferred embodiments, a template plate is employed to hold the probe tips in proper position during fabrication. In this manner, undesirable bending of probes caused by introduction or removal of the anti-wicking agent can be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: MicroProbe, Inc.
    Inventor: January Kister
  • Patent number: 8075319
    Abstract: A method for making a supporting body (1) for the lock of a motor vehicle, comprises the steps of: forming an intermediate element (8) made of electrically insulating material provided with conductive paths (3); setting the intermediate element (8) inside a mold (23) for forming the supporting body (1); and injecting electrically insulating material in the mold (23) for carrying out co-molding of the supporting body (1). The intermediate element (8) and the conductive paths (3) are made independently, and the conductive paths (3) are fixed on opposite faces (9, 10) of the intermediate element (8) by constraint means (15, 16) of a mechanical type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Intier Automotive Closures S.p.A.
    Inventors: Tommaso Rosi, Claudio Michetti
  • Patent number: 8045331
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a core layer, an insulation layer formed on the core layer and having a cavity formed on a part of the insulation layer, and a circuit pattern formed on the insulation layer, wherein the circuit pattern comprises one or more external terminals positioned above the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Seong Seo, Young-Min Lee, Kyu-Sub Kwak
  • Patent number: 8043096
    Abstract: A conductive rubber component includes a laminate in which conductive rubber layers and insulating rubber layers are laminated alternately in parallel, and the conductive rubber layers and the insulating rubber layers are integrated at their boundaries by a cross-linking reaction. A solderable metal coating is integrated with at least one surface of the laminate that is perpendicular to the electrical conduction direction by the deposition of at least one selected from atoms and molecules. This conductive rubber component can have good compression load properties and good compression set properties, achieve a stable electric connection for a long period of time due to the good compression set properties, be soldered to a printed wiring board or the like because of the presence of the integrated metal coating, suppress the occurrence of burrs, reduce costs, and improve the production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinya Tanaka, Masakazu Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8033835
    Abstract: An interconnect assembly for interconnecting first and second electrical components includes a substrate having opposed first and second surfaces and a first array of contacts on the first surface for engaging corresponding elements on the first electrical component. The first array of contacts defines a compressible interface that mates with the first electrical component. The first array of contacts includes signal contacts transferring data signals across the compressible interface and the first array of contacts includes a combination of power contacts that jointly convey power across the compressible interface. The interconnect assembly also includes a second array of contacts on the second surface for engaging corresponding elements on the second electrical component. The second array of contacts having signal contacts electrically connected to the signal contact of the first array of contacts and power contacts electrically connected to the power contacts of the second array of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Neil Mulfinger, Jason M'Cheyne Reisinger, Richard Elof Hamner, Steven J. Millard
  • Patent number: 7950933
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical socket comprising a wafer defining a plurality of slots extending between an upper face and a lower face of the wafer; an upper frame mounted on the upper face of the wafer, a lower frame mounted on the lower face of the wafer, and a plurality of contacts each having a base portion floating received in corresponding slots. The upper frame defines a plurality of interior walls to form a plurality of first openings. The lower frame defines a plurality of interior walls to form a plurality of second openings. The contact comprises an upper contacting arm extending through a corresponding first opening and beyond an upper surface of the upper frame, and a lower contacting arm extending through a corresponding second opening and beyond a lower surface of the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precison Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tod M. Harlan
  • Patent number: 7944171
    Abstract: An attachable wireless charging device includes a carrier board, a receiving coil, a circuit board, and at least two conductive wires. The carrier board has a back surface on which an adhesive layer is coated. The receiving coil is formed in the carrier board. The circuit board is mounted to one side of the carrier board and includes a power receiving circuit, which includes a receiving control circuit, a resonance control circuit, a regulation circuit, a control circuit, a polarity selection circuit, and a circuit output section, which are electrically and sequentially connected. Electrical connection is established between the receiving control circuit and the receiving coil. The at least two conductive wires are arranged at one side of the circuit board and are electrically connectable with the circuit output section of the circuit board. As such, an attachable wireless charging device featuring automatic determination of polarity connection is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiang Yeh
  • Patent number: 7905730
    Abstract: A contact has a spring section, and a pair of contact points. The spring section is formed as a single closed loop of material, prepared from Ni alloy. The loop may be subjected to elastic deformation through force. The pair of contact points formed in such way that the contact points project outwardly at positions separated from one another, the contact points positioned by about half way around the loop of the spring section. The pair of contact points capable of meeting with and coming into with terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Sakamoto, Eiichiro Takemasa
  • Patent number: 7887336
    Abstract: A double-sided connector is provided including: an insulating member having an insulating substrate and an elastomer insert-molded on both faces of the insulating substrate, and a through-hole formed along a thickness direction of the insulating substrate and the elastomer; a conductive member formed on an inner face of the through-hole, both ends of the conductive member exposed at the both faces; and a contact terminal part provided at one end of the conductive member. A protrusion is formed on at least a first face of the two faces of the insulating member and near one of the two ends of the through-hole. The protrusion formed by a part of the elastomer protruding from the first face enables an approximately hemispherical point of contact part connected to the sloping part and covering the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Nikaido, Katsuya Yamagami, Yasuhiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 7878818
    Abstract: An LGA socket used for connecting a chip module and a print circuit board includes an insulative housing and a number of terminals received in the housing. The housing has a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to each other. Each of the terminals includes an upper arm extending beyond the top surface of the housing and a lower arm extending beyond the bottom surface of the housing. The upper arms and the lower arms of the terminals extend from the base portion with different lengths so as to form different pitches at top and bottom surfaces of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Pi Cheng, Jia-Hau Liu
  • Publication number: 20110003488
    Abstract: A connector conducting electricity between external electrodes while the connector is being compressed, the connector including: a columnar main body made of an elastic dielectric; a first contact terminal made of an inelastic conductor including first and second electrode sections provided on a top surface and a side surface of the columnar main body and a coupling section interconnecting the first and second electrode sections; a second contact terminal made of an inelastic conductor including third and fourth electrode sections provided on a bottom surface and a side surface of the columnar main body and a coupling section interconnecting the third and fourth electrode sections, the fourth electrode section being disposed in a position in which the fourth electrode section does not contact the second electrode section; and a conductor provided outside the main body and conducting electricity between the second and fourth electrode sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Akira TAMURA
  • Patent number: 7862349
    Abstract: A connector has a conductive elastic member, an inner frame configured to hold the conductive elastic member so that the conductive elastic member is connectable with connection targets in a vertical direction, and an outer frame configured to hold the inner frame so that the inner frame is movable along a movable direction perpendicular to the vertical direction. An inner frame engagement portion is provided on an outside surface of the inner frame. An outer frame engagement portion is provided on an inside surface of the outer frame. The inner frame engagement portion and the outer frame engagement portion are engaged with each other so as to regulate a relative movement of the inner frame in the vertical direction and to permit a relative movement of the inner frame in the movable direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Takahashi, Seiya Matsuo
  • Patent number: 7819705
    Abstract: A contact member includes a body part formed by providing a belt-shaped part in a substantially ring shape; an internal circumferential side contact part provided at one end of the body part and situated at an internal circumferential side of the contact member; and an external circumferential side contact part provided at another end of the body part and situated at an external circumferential side of the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventor: Junichi Akama
  • Patent number: 7785111
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided. The electrical connector includes a substrate and an elastomeric element extending outwardly from the substrate. The elastomeric element extends outwardly from a base portion thereof at the substrate to an end portion thereof that is opposite the base portion. An electrical contact engages an electrically conductive element of the substrate. The electrical contact has a portion extending over at least a portion of the end portion of the elastomeric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Daniel Hilty, Jeffrey George Pennypacker, Jason M'Cheyne Reisinger, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, David Beatty Sinisi
  • Patent number: 7766671
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a substrate, an interconnection element, and a connector. The interconnection element has conductivity. The interconnection element is present over the substrate. The connector is present on the interconnection element. The connector may further include, but is not limited to, a base, at least one stopper, and at least one sloped guiding surface. The base projects from the interconnection element in a first direction that is vertical to the surface of the substrate. At least one stopper projects from the base in a second direction that is parallel to the surface of the substrate. The one stopper has a stopper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Atsuo Hattori
  • Patent number: 7731510
    Abstract: A connector device for interconnecting circuit substrates is provided, in which no electric element for protection needs to be mounted separately on circuit substrates. A rectangular parallelepiped connecting element having an electrical component (9) is received in a connector housing (11). The rectangular parallelepiped connecting element having an electrical component (9) includes a plurality of first electrically conducting path portions (17a) and a plurality of second electrically conducting path portions (17b) disposed on a rectangular parallelepiped insulating base (13), and a plurality of electric elements (19) that are electrically connected in series with the plurality of first electrically conducting path portions (17a) and the plurality of second electrically conducting path portions (17b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Hokuriku Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Morio Tada, Satoshi Ueno, Satoru Takasaki