Hinged Or Flexed Detent On Insulation Engaging To Secure Contact Within Coupling Part Housing Patents (Class 439/595)
  • Patent number: 11495904
    Abstract: A contact carrier retains a crimp contact inserted therein at a central collar of the crimp contact in a particularly stable manner and at the same time absorb the highest possible plugging forces. The contact carrier has an insulating body and a retaining plate, which can be mounted thereon on the connection side. Furthermore, the contact carrier has at least one detent element, which, in the unassembled state, can assumed both a position locking the plug contact and a position releasing the plug contact. The detent element is part of the insulating body. The retaining plate also has at least one blocking element, which, in the assembled state, fixes the detent element in the position thereof locking the plug contact and thus prevents the transition of the detent element from the locking position into the releasing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HARTING Electric Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wilhelm Kliever
  • Patent number: 11462867
    Abstract: A structure for fixing a connector to a fixing portion includes the connector and the fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a bracket and a fitting portion. The bracket is erected on the fixing portion. The connector includes a lock portion configured to, when the bracket is inserted into the lock portion by attaching the connector to the fixing portion, lock the bracket. The fitting portion is configured such that a part of the connector is fitted into the fitting portion when the connector is attached to the fixing portion. The bracket may be integrally molded with the fixing portion molded with a resin. The fitting portion may have a hole portion running along a fitting direction in which the connector is attached to the fixing portion, and a slit may be formed in the fitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Takahashi, Takashi Matsunaga, Eiji Aoki, Takahiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 11437749
    Abstract: A connector includes a terminal having a base plate portion and a pair of elastic curl portions, a connector housing having a terminal accommodating chamber, a flexible locking piece provided on a first wall of facing walls of the terminal accommodating chamber, a recessed groove provided on a second wall of the facing walls, extends from a rear side of the connector housing toward a front side of the connector housing along a terminal insertion direction of the terminal, and has a groove width smaller than a width of the base plate portion, and a contact surface formed at a front end portion of the recessed groove. When the terminal is reversely inserted, tip end contact portions of the elastic curl portions are brought into contact with the contact surface to prevent the terminal from being inserted further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Kida, Takuya Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11404813
    Abstract: A connector housing includes a receiving chamber having a pair of opposite side walls, a support rib disposed in a lower portion of the receiving chamber and extending in the longitudinal direction, a row of first receiving compartments disposed in each of the pair of opposite side walls of the receiving chamber, and a partition wall disposed between each pair of adjacent first receiving compartments. The receiving chamber extends in a longitudinal direction and a height direction and is adapted to receive a mating connector. The row of first receiving compartments face the support rib and position a plurality of conductive terminals. Each partition wall extends from an outer side of the first receiving compartments in a lateral direction and is connected to the support rib. At least one of the partition walls is at least partially cut away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Huang, Hongtao Liu
  • Patent number: 11381026
    Abstract: A protector plate for use with an electrical connector has a protector body. The protector body has a front plate face and an opposed back plate face. The protector plate includes one or more terminal openings that pass through the protector body. A plurality of staged locks are attached to the protector body for relative rotational movement. The staged locks extend beyond the front plate face. The staged locks also extend beyond the back plate face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah Probert, David Menzies, Lewis Galligan
  • Patent number: 11374347
    Abstract: A movable support structure, wherein the retaining/restricting portion is resiliently deformable in a direction to be retracted from a relative passage path for the receiving portion when the supported portion is inserted into the movable supporting portion from a catching posture, in which the retaining/restricting portion is caught by the receiving portion, with the supported portion supported by the movable supporting portion, and the deformation restricting portion restricts resilient deformation of the retaining/restricting portion in a direction to be retracted from the catching posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Yokotani
  • Patent number: 11336049
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a coupling nut configured to at least partially surround a connector body. The coupling nut includes a first end and a second opposing end. The first end is configured to interface with a mating connector. The coupling nut further includes an inner thread portion located between the first and second ends; and a sealing member located at the first end. The sealing member has a base and a deformable wiper portion. The sealing member is configured to flex between deformed and non-deformed states when coupling the coupling nut to the mating connector. The base of the sealing member is in contact with an inner surface of the first end and the deformable wiper portion extends radially inwardly from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AMPHENOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brennen Chambers Levis, Richard Lewis Barnes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11322879
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a rear seal portion to be arranged to face a rear surface of a housing, and a rear wall portion to be arranged to face a rear surface of the rear seal portion. The housing includes a lock piece projecting rearward from the rear surface and the lock piece includes a lock portion on a tip side. The rear seal portion includes a lock-side seal hole to be held in close contact with a base end side of the lock piece and a sealing surface to be held in close contact with a mating housing on an outer peripheral side. The rear wall portion includes a lock receiving portion to be locked by the lock portion on an inner surface of a through hole. Out of an outer part and an inner part, the lock receiving portion is provided on the inner part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hiramatsu, Masakazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11322868
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a board end connector and a wire end connector. The board end connector includes a board end connector shell and a board end connector body. The wire end connector includes a wire end case and a tongue plate. At least one guide piece is extended from one of the board end connector shell and the wire end case, and a remaining one of the board end connector shell and the wire end case is provided with at least one guide slot for creating a butt joint with the guide piece. The electrical connector assembly of the present disclosure utilizes the space of the board end to the maximum extent, solves the problem that the CPU occupies the space of the board end due to the increased size of the heat dissipation module, and can realize high-speed data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN LUXSHARE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Bin Huang, Tiesheng Li, Hongji Chen, Kun Liu
  • Patent number: 11309653
    Abstract: A connector is provided with a housing 60 including a cavity 62 and a terminal fitting 10 to be inserted into the cavity 62. The housing 60 includes a deflectable locking lance 64 projecting into the cavity 62. The terminal fitting 10 includes a locking portion 29 arranged to face the locking lance 64 in a direction to escape from the cavity 62 and a restricting piece 45 rising toward the locking portion 29. A tip of the restricting piece 45 in a rising direction is arranged to face the locking lance 64.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kenkichi Kai
  • Patent number: 11264059
    Abstract: An electrical feed-through, such as a PCB connector, involves at least one positioning protrusion protruding from a main body, and may further include multiple positioning protrusions protruding in respective directions from the main body. A data storage device employing such a feed-through includes an enclosure base with which the feed-through is coupled. The base includes an annular recessed surface surrounding an aperture that is encompassed by the feed-through and is at a first level, and at least one recessed positioning surface at a higher level than the first level, and extending in a direction away from the annular recessed surface. The positioning protrusion of the electrical feed-through contacts the recessed positioning surface of the base, such that the position of the feed-through is constrained by the recessed positioning surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiro Kaneko, Yuta Onobu
  • Patent number: 11264759
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a resilient primary lock for securing a wire terminal with a housing, a primary lock reinforcement (PLR) device, and a PLR actuator for moving the PLR device between pre- and fully-staged configurations. The PLR device is configured to move in response to contact by the PLR actuator as the housing components are mated together. The PLR actuator includes an elongated, tapered finger that wedges against the PLR device during housing mating. A method of reinforcing a primary lock of a connector assembly is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Abhaya Kishore
  • Patent number: 11251563
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided that includes a plurality of electric cables. A first adapter is configured to receive the electrical cables. The first adapter protects the electrical cables and allows for an electrical connection between the electrical cables and a plurality of electrical pins. A second adapter is coupled to the first adapter. The second adapter allows for an electrical connection between the electrical pins and a plurality of electrical terminals. A cable kit is provided that is at least partially housed within the second adapter. The cable kit has a plurality of projections extending therefrom. An insulator body is coupled to the second adapter. The insulator body includes a plurality of openings. Each of the openings has a tapered end portion configured to receive a corresponding one of the plurality of projections of the cable kit to form a mechanical seal with the cable kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SONIC CONNECTORS LTD.
    Inventors: Brody Whitley, Matt Duckworth
  • Patent number: 11251561
    Abstract: A plug connector for plugging onto or into a counterpart plug connector, having at least two counterpart contact elements, in a plugging direction. The plug connector has a housing having a first plane that faces in the plugging direction. The housing has at least two contact chambers, each of which has an opening in the first plane. At least two of the contact chambers in the housing are embodied separately from one another. A wall, which protrudes from the first plane when viewed oppositely from the plugging direction, is disposed between at least two mutually adjacent contact chambers. Alternatively or additionally, at least one groove is disposed in the first plane between at least two mutually adjacent contact chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Wallensteiner, Long Dang Bao, Markus Kroeckel
  • Patent number: 11239596
    Abstract: A connector includes: a plurality of terminals; a housing having a tubular outer wall part, a holding part having a plurality of terminal housing chambers, lances positioned radially outside the respective terminal housing chambers, and a locking part; and a detection member having a tubular fitting part to be fit to the holding part and an engaging part. The lances, when the respective terminals are inserted into a regular position in the respective terminal housing chambers, enter the inside of the fitting part when the fitting part is fit to the holding part and, when the respective terminal are not inserted into the regular position, are pressed by the respective terminals to become deformed radially outward and to lock the fitting part at a first position, the first position being short of a position at which the engaging part is engaged with the locking part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Tomoyoshi Fukaya, Kozo Oishi, Hoshina Chisaka
  • Patent number: 11223177
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a terminal crimping device and a terminal crimping method which provide improved machining quality. A terminal crimping device is configured to crimp-connect, to an electric wire, each of a pair of adjacent terminals of a plurality of terminals coupled to each other by a carrier, the carrier having a terminal connection section connected to each terminal and a coupling section coupling adjacent terminal connection sections, the terminal crimping device including a carrier cutting unit configured to cut the coupling section, a terminal positioning unit configured to position one terminal of the pair of terminals such that the one terminal is located close to another terminal of the pair of terminals, and crimp dies configured as a pair to crimp-connect each terminal to the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Miyoshi Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 11201428
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector body, a terminal retainer configured to retain a terminal within the connector body when the terminal retainer is in a fully staged position, and a connector lock configured to secure the connector body to a corresponding mating connector assembly. The terminal retainer moves from a pre-staged position to the fully staged position as the connector body is mated with the corresponding mating connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos Alberto Martinez Millan, Dennis Garcia Lepez
  • Patent number: 11189951
    Abstract: A connector includes a cylindrical connector housing having a retainer and a terminal accommodating chamber in which a terminal is to be inserted. The retainer has first and second flat plate portions, a side plate portion, and a front plate portion. The retainer is attached to the cylindrical connector housing along an attaching direction. An engagement portion is provided on a side end edge of the first flat plate portion along the insertion direction of the terminal, and is engaged with an engagement projection provided on a housing outer surface of the cylindrical connector housing. A releasing jig insertion hole is provided on the first flat plate portion. The releasing jig insertion hole has, with respect to the housing outer surface, a releasing jig insertion hole angle that is larger than a releasing jig insertion portion angle of the releasing jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Endo, Koutarou Tobino
  • Patent number: 11183790
    Abstract: A connector housing for an electrical connector includes a first housing having a plurality of electrical terminals and a second housing pluggable with the first housing in a translational manner. The second housing has a single secondary locking projection indirectly or directly locking at least two of the electrical terminals of the first housing in a secondary locking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Puckel, Konrad Helmut Roth
  • Patent number: 11177604
    Abstract: A lance of a connector housing includes a pressed portion disposed at a free end of the lance, a buckling portion disposed closer to a fixed end of the lance opposite the free end than the pressed portion, and a buckling resisting portion disposed between the pressed portion and the buckling portion. The buckling portion buckles when a force exceeding a predetermined tolerance limit is applied to the pressed portion and the buckling resisting portion permits the buckling portion to buckle while reducing buckling of the pressed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Yuki Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 11128081
    Abstract: An easily assembled connector includes an insulative base (10), a plastic core (20) and conductive terminals (30). The insulative base (10) has a chamber (12). The plastic core (20) is correspondingly received in the chamber (12) and has a guiding hole (21) and troughs (22) surrounding and communicating with the guiding hole (21). Each trough (22) is formed with a terminal hole (A). The conductive terminals (30) are separately correspondingly installed in the terminal holes (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: KUNSHAN AMPHENOL ZHENGRI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., AMPHENOL LTW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Ho Yang, Hsu-Chuan Yen, Xiao-Feng Fan
  • Patent number: 11114795
    Abstract: A male terminal 10 is provided with a terminal body 15 including a tab 40 extending forward, and a cover 16 slidable between a protection position for accommodating the tab 14 inside a sheath portion 24 and a retracted position for exposing a front end part of the tab 14 from a front end of the sheath portion 24, and the cover 16 is made of a magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Hajime Kawase, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 11108193
    Abstract: A connector is connected to a mating connector and includes at least one terminal, a housing and a retainer (90). The housing includes at least one fitting (72) and an exposed portion (80). The fitting (72) is fit into the mating connector and formed with a terminal accommodating portion for accommodating the terminal. The exposed portion (80) is exposed from the mating connector. The retainer (90) includes a locked portion and a locking protrusion (94). The locked portion is assembled with the exposed portion (80) and locked to a locking portion provided on the exposed portion (80), thereby fixing the retainer (90) to the housing. The locking protrusion (94) is assembled with the fitting (72) to project into the terminal accommodating portion and retains the terminal in the terminal accommodating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Keisuke Kanemura, Shohei Mitsui
  • Patent number: 11095063
    Abstract: A terminal metal fitting (10) includes a tubular box portion (11) receiving a counterpart terminal; a lock hole (14) formed through a wall (11a) of the box portion (11) and receiving the lock projection (25); a terminal spring (16) extending from an inner wall surface of the box portion (11) to press and contact to the counterpart terminal; and a supporting point portion (15) formed at a portion around the lock hole (14) to have a cantilevered-shape. The supporting point portion (15) serves as a supporting point (15a) when the terminal spring (16) contacts to the counterpart terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Chiba, Naokazu Nagasaka, Dacheng Jin, Atsuhito Saito
  • Patent number: 11056851
    Abstract: A terminal insertion device is provided which enables inserting connector terminals into terminal accommodating chambers of a connector housing, each of the connector terminals being connected to an end of each of a plurality of electric wires in a multi-core cable by crimping, while reducing the separation length for the plurality of electric wires. The terminal insertion device comprises: a terminal separator configured to be interposed between two connector terminals; a terminal chuck configured to clamp and bundle the two connector terminals in two directions, i.e., in a first direction intersecting an insertion direction and in a second direction intersecting the insertion direction and the first direction; and a moving mechanism configured to move at least one of a connector housing and the two connector terminals held by the terminal separator and the terminal chuck to insert the two connector terminals into two terminal accommodating chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miyoshi Mabuchi, Nobuto Tsukiji
  • Patent number: 11056819
    Abstract: A connector is provided. The connector includes a shell assembly, a circuit board, a terminal, and an insulated block. The terminal includes a contact piece and a connecting piece including a connecting portion and a connecting pin, and an angle is between the connecting portion and the connecting pin. The insulated block is disposed on one side of the shell assembly, and the connecting pin passes through the insulated block to be connected to the circuit board. The connecting portion and a bending portion of the connecting piece are both embedded in the insulated block. The periphery of the contact piece is devoid of material receiving areas. The contact area of the contact piece has a pleasing appearance. Moreover, as the bending portion is completely embedded in the insulated block, insufficient molding and burr phenomenon during molding can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LUXSHARE PRECISION INDUSTRY (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-Wei Sun, Tao Wang, Kuo-Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 11056836
    Abstract: A shield terminal (30) includes a dielectric (40) configured to accommodate inner conductors (32) and an outer conductor (43) surrounding the dielectric (40), and is mountable into a selected one of first housing (10) and a second housing (20). A first locking portion (55) and second locking portions (57) are formed on an outer surface of the outer conductor (40). The shield terminal (30) inserted into a first accommodation chamber (13) is retained by a front retainer (17) restricting the resilient deflection of a first locking lance (14) and the first locking portion (55) being to the first locking lance (14). The shield terminal (30) inserted into a second accommodation chamber (21) is retained by the locking of the first locking portion (55) and a second locking lance (22) and the locking of the second locking portions (57) and a side retainer (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 11031733
    Abstract: It is aimed to reliably prevent inverted insertion of a terminal fitting. Oblique insertion restricting portions (27, 28) recessed while extending in a direction intersecting an inserting direction of a terminal fitting (T) into a connector housing (1) and capable of restricting the insertion of a rectangular tube portion (10) by a material of an inner wall of a cavity (4) biting into the oblique insertion restricting portions when the terminal fitting (T) is inserted in an orientation inverted from a proper posture and in an oblique posture into the cavity (4) are provided on corner parts of the rectangular tube portion (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Shunya Takeuchi, Yasuo Omori, Tetsuya Miyamura
  • Patent number: 11018446
    Abstract: A male housing (12) includes a housing body (23) with a fitting space (28) that accommodates tabs (20) of male terminal fittings (11). An accommodation space (29) is rearward of the fitting space (28) and accommodates a sealing plug (17). An outer peripheral portion (24) of the male housing (12) defines an outer periphery of the accommodation space (29). An inner surface of the outer peripheral portion (24) closely contacts the sealing plug (17), and plate locks (44) project into the fitting space (28). A moving plate (14) to be locked by the plate locks (44) is arranged in the fitting space (28). The male housing (12) includes communication spaces (35) between the housing body (23) and the outer peripheral portion (24) and behind the plate locks (44). The communication spaces (35) allow communication between the fitting space (28) and the accommodation space (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yuma Mamiya, Shinjiro Kida, Sho Saito
  • Patent number: 10998669
    Abstract: It is aimed to mount a sealing member into a receptacle after arranging a moving plate in the receptacle. In a fitting space (28) of a receptacle (25), plate lock portions (44) are provided to project, a moving plate (14) to be locked by the plate locks (44) at a protecting position is arranged, and a sealing member (16) is arranged closer to an opening than the plate locks (44). The receptacle (25) is composed of a body-side receptacle (30) including the plate locks (44) and a tip-side receptacle (31) arranged closer to the opening of the fitting space (28) than the body-side receptacle (30) and to be coupled to the body-side receptacle (30). The sealing member (16) is fixed by being sandwiched between the body-side receptacle (30) and the tip-side receptacle (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yuma Mamiya, Shinjiro Kida, Sho Saito
  • Patent number: 10965058
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a power connector which comprises an insulative housing and a terminal. The insulative housing defines a terminal receiving groove therein and comprises a stopping wall. The terminal is positioned in the terminal receiving groove and comprises a mating portion, a stopping portion and a wire connecting portion. The stopping portion abuts against the stopping wall and comprises a first horizontal portion and a second horizontal portion. The first horizontal portion comprises a first front end edge. The second horizontal portion comprises a second front end edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: You-Xiang Zheng, Hao Yin
  • Patent number: 10923853
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a power connector which comprises an insulative housing and a terminal. The insulative housing defines a terminal receiving groove therein and comprises a stopping wall. The terminal is positioned in the terminal receiving groove and comprises a mating portion, a stopping portion and a wire connecting portion. The stopping portion abuts against the stopping wall and comprises a first horizontal portion and a second horizontal portion. The first horizontal portion comprises a first front end edge. The second horizontal portion comprises a second front end edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: You-Xiang Zheng, Hao Yin
  • Patent number: 10910753
    Abstract: It is aimed to realize miniaturization. A connector includes a terminal unit (50) having a terminal holding member (51) and configured to be displaced between a partial locking position and a full locking position integrally with a retainer (30), a terminal fitting (58) mounted in the terminal holding member (51) such that a draw-out direction of a wire (61) is a direction intersecting a displacing direction of the retainer (30), a stopper (25) formed in the housing (10) and facing in a direction opposite to the draw-out direction of the wire (61), and a butting portion (54) formed on the terminal holding member (51), the butting portion being not locked to the stopper (25) with the retainer (30) held at the partial locking position and being lockable to the stopper (25) by a displacement of the retainer (30) to the full locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 10903600
    Abstract: A male plug connector having a contact support (1) with at least one contact chamber (2), wherein a contact partner (7) is mounted in the at least one contact chamber (2), wherein the contact partner (7) has a primary locking tab (10) that cooperates with its contact chamber (2), wherein a locking element (6) that can be displaced between a prelocking position and a final locking position is mounted on and/or in the contact support (2), wherein the locking element (6) is designed to secondarily lock the contact partner (7) having a secondary locking tab (12) when the contact partner (2) is located in its specified position in its contact chamber (2) and the locking element (6) has been displaced from its prelocking position into its final locking position, characterized in that, in addition to the secondary locking tab (12) of the contact partner (7), a locking web (13) that cooperates with the locking element (6) is mounted on the contact partner (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HIRSCHMANN AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Denz, Kurt Ellensohn
  • Patent number: 10897103
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes first and second housing portions that are secured to one another and respectively provide an aperture and a hole. The aperture is configured to receive a terminal of a wire. The hole is configured to receive the wire. The first housing portion includes a face that is configured to mate with another connector that carries another terminal that is engageable with the terminal. A seal is captured between the first and second housing portions and is configured to engage the other connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Velmurugan Kandasamy
  • Patent number: 10892577
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a housing that is adapted to hold an electric terminal in a terminal cavity. The connector assembly also includes a terminal position assurance that is movable relative to the housing. A terminal position assurance lock retains the terminal position assurance in a pre-lock position relative to the housing. The terminal position assurance lock also retains the terminal position assurance in a lock position relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Deborah Probert, Michael Glick, David Menzies
  • Patent number: 10862237
    Abstract: In a terminal accommodating chamber provided in a housing of a connector, a terminal to which an electric wire is connected is accommodated. The terminal is held by the engagement between a locking face of a lance molded in a terminal accommodating chamber and a locking target face provided in a box portion of the terminal. The locking target face is provided in a front ceiling plate molded by notching a ceiling plate of the box portion in a width direction to reach a facing plate outer face. The locking face and the locking target face are engaged with each other within a range wider than a facing plate inner face width of the facing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dacheng Jin, Naokazu Nagasaka, Atsuhito Saito, Shingo Chiba
  • Patent number: 10833444
    Abstract: A terminal unit (30) has inner conductors in a dielectric (36) and is mounted in a first or second housing (10, 20). The first housing (10) includes a first locking lance (14), a front retainer (17) and a first accommodation chamber (13). The second housing (20) includes a second locking lance (22), a second accommodation chamber (21) and a side retainer (25). First and second locks (45, 54) are formed on a surface of the dielectric (36). The terminal unit (30) inserted into the first accommodation chamber (13) is retained by the front retainer (17) restricting deflection of the first locking lance (14) and the first lock (45) locking the first locking lance (14). The terminal unit (30) inserted into the second accommodation chamber (21) is retained by locking the first lock (45) with the second locking lance (22) and locking the second lock (54) with the side retainer (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10826221
    Abstract: A connector includes a terminal including an electric contact portion having a lock end edge at a rear end thereof in an insertion direction and a wire connection portion having a core wire caulked portion; a housing having an insertion opening on a rear end surface thereof and a terminal accommodation chamber to accommodate the terminal inserted from the insertion opening; a flexible lock piece integrally formed with the housing and having a lock surface locking the lock end edge of the terminal inserted into the terminal accommodation chamber; an inclined surface formed on the flexible lock piece, pressed by the terminal during insertion, and moving the lock surface in an unlocking direction; and a recessed clearance portion formed on the inclined surface and having a bottom surface located farther from the core wire caulked portion of the insertion-completed terminal and the vicinity thereof than the inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Chiba, Naokazu Nagasaka, Dacheng Jin, Atsuhito Saito
  • Patent number: 10826220
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having an interior space and a retaining finger extending into the interior space. An electrical terminal and a terminal position assurance are each disposed within the interior space of the housing. The terminal position assurance is movable relative to the housing between (1) a pre-lock position, wherein the retaining finger prevents the electrical terminal from being withdrawn from the interior space of the housing, and the terminal position assurance does not prevent the retaining finger from moving relative to the housing; (2) a service position, wherein the retaining finger does not prevent the electrical terminal from being withdrawn from the interior space of the housing; and (3) a lock position, wherein the retaining finger prevents the electrical terminal from being withdrawn from the interior space of the housing, and the terminal position assurance prevents the retaining finger from moving relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Butcher, David Menzies, Bhupinder Rangi, Yefim Grinshpun
  • Patent number: 10794413
    Abstract: A connection assembly includes a housing, an adaptor and a conducting element. The housing has a chamber and an opening communicating with the chamber. The adaptor has a first through hole. The adaptor is at least partially connected outside the housing. The opening communicates with the first through hole. The conducting element penetrates through the first through hole and the opening. The conducting element is detachably connected with the adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chia-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 10756450
    Abstract: A terminal is to be connected to an electric wire including a conductor core wire and a sheath covering the conductor core wire. The terminal includes a connection portion and a conductor fixing portion which is located rearward of the connecting portion and configured to fix the conductor core wire exposed from the electric wire. The connection portion and the conductor fixing portion are integrally formed to each other and are extended in a front-rear direction. The conductor fixing portion has through holes penetrating in a thickness direction of the conductor fixing portion. An end edge portion of each of the plurality of through holes on an outer peripheral surface side of the conductor fixing portion is provided with a tapered portion that increases in diameter of the tapered portion toward an outer peripheral surface of the conductor fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Matsunaga, Koichi Ikebe, Keiichiro Kurashige, Youji Kutsuna
  • Patent number: 10734751
    Abstract: An insulating body or a module for a modular industrial plug-in connector is provided. At least two electrical contact elements are arranged in the module, each of which is assigned a Hall sensor for current measurement. The Hall sensors are electromagnetically shielded from one another within the module by shielding arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Kropiewnicki
  • Patent number: 10700467
    Abstract: It is aimed to enable the present or absence of an incompletely inserted state to be detected in a stacked connector. A connector (1) is provided with retaining portions (27, 57) for deflecting a second base portion (45) of a second housing (3) outward in a stacking direction when a first housing (2) and the second housing (3) are locked in a state where a female terminal fitting (80) in an incompletely inserted state is present. Further, the second base (45) is provided with a detection rib (71) in a part easily deflected when the first and second housings (2, 3) are locked to each other. The detection rib (71) is formed to project downward from the lower surface of the second base (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Chikusa
  • Patent number: 10644427
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing (10) formed with a terminal accommodation chamber (13), a terminal fitting (21) to be inserted into the terminal accommodation chamber (13) from behind the housing (10), a locking lance (14) disposed to face the terminal accommodation chamber (13), cantilevered forward and resiliently displaceable in a direction away from the terminal accommodation chamber (13) and in a direction to enter the terminal accommodation chamber (13), and a recess (20) formed in an area on a side of the locking lance (14) opposite to the terminal accommodation chamber (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junya Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10637188
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a plug housing having a wall with a first opening. A contact element holder surrounds the first opening. A collar extends from the wall, surrounding the contact element holder. A fixing element is detachably attached to the contact element holder and radially surrounds the contact element holder and part of the contact element holder. First protrusions project from the fixing element between the fixing element and the collar. Second protrusions project from an inner surface of the fixing element into the contact element holder. The first protrusions and the second protrusions are designed in so that after fitting the plug housing together with a mating plug housing, a collar of the mating plug housing engages the first protrusions, whereby the first protrusions are pressed inwards and whereby the second protrusions are pressed inwards against an electrical contact element held in the contact element holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Rainer Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10622754
    Abstract: A female connector (F) includes a housing (10) to fit into a receptacle (81) of a male connector (M) and a front retainer (50) to be mounted to a front part of the housing (10). The housing (10) includes a terminal accommodating portion (12) that accommodates female terminal fittings (11). Plate-shaped butting portions (24) extend forward from an outer periphery of the terminal accommodating portion (12) and butt against a back surface of the receptacle (81) when the housing (10) is fit into the receptacle (81). The front retainer (50) includes a cover (51) configured to cover a front end of the terminal accommodating portion (12) by being disposed along inner side surfaces of the butting portions (24) and intrusion preventing portions (54) projecting from the cover (51) to close both sides of clearances between the cover (51) and the butting portions (24) in a front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma Mamiya, Yujiro Imai, Shinjiro Kida, Masami Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10622747
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing (10) having a terminal accommodation chamber (11) formed therein, and a first terminal fitting (12) can be inserted into the terminal accommodation chamber (11). A retainer (20) can be assembled to the housing (10) at a temporary locking position and at a final locking position, and a terminal holding member (30) can be assembled to the housing (10). A second terminal fitting (40) is attached to the terminal holding member (30). Interference parts (24, 26) are formed in the retainer (20) and the terminal holding member (30), respectively. The interference parts do not interfere with each other when the retainer (20) is in the final locking position. However, the interference parts interfere with each other to prevent the terminal holding member (30) from being assembled to the housing (10) when the retainer (20) is in the temporary locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara, Ryutaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10622746
    Abstract: Terminal position assurance (TPA) member used in a connector, to make sure that a terminal is positioned properly. The TPA member has at least one locating/guide feature to provide proper guidance and to avoid an imbalance during engagement with a connector housing, and has at least one flexible feature to help retain the TPA member in a preset position and/or a final lock position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajit Abraham, Franklin A. Holub
  • Patent number: 10566725
    Abstract: A connector housing (10) includes a terminal inserting portion (15) into which deflectable locking lances (23) project, and a retainer mounting hole (26) communicating with the terminal inserting portion (15) and open in one surface facing in a direction intersecting an inserting direction of a terminal fitting (70). A retainer (40) is inserted into the retainer mounting hole (26). The retainer (40) includes a deflection restricting portion (44) configured to restrict the deflection of the locking lance (23) by entering a deflection space (58) for the locking lance (23) with the retainer (40) inserted to a proper depth in the retainer mounting hole (26) and supports (43) capable of supporting the terminal fitting (70) by being located to be able to come into contact with the terminal fitting (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Ochiai