Shielding Individually Surrounding Or Interposed Between Mutually Insulated Contacts (i.e., "single" Connector With Divider) Patents (Class 439/607.05)
  • Patent number: 10910774
    Abstract: A contact module includes a dielectric holder holding signal contacts having mating portions extending forward of the dielectric holder. A shield structure is coupled to the dielectric holder providing electrical shielding for the signal contacts. The shield structure has first and second ground shields having corresponding mating portions extending forward of the mating end of the dielectric holder. The shield structure has ground blades extending between the first and second ground shields having mating portions extending forward of the mating end of the dielectric holder at least one of above or below the mating portions of the signal contacts. The ground blades electrically connect the mating portions of the first ground shield and the mating portions of the second ground shield immediately forward of the mating end of dielectric holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Justin Dennis Pickel, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, Timothy Robert Minnick, Chad William Morgan, John Joseph Consoli
  • Patent number: 10886676
    Abstract: A connection system for a quantum computer that employs constant impedance connectors with attenuation or filtering components or both embedded therein or within an adaptor removably insertable within an adaptor housing for use in a cryogenically cooled quantum computer. The connection system provides a higher density of cables traversing through a hermetic sealed top plate, and which are accessible to chill blocks to reduce the thermal energy from the signal lines. Attenuators or filter circuits are embedded in the constant impedance connector housings, or provided in adaptors that connect on each end to form mating constant impedance connections, in order to reduce signal strength as the signal progresses through the cryogenic environment and to remove extraneous electrical signal noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Phoenix Company of Chicago, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Maturo, Robert M. Bradley
  • Patent number: 10837718
    Abstract: In a laminated core type heat sink in which a plate is formed by arranging a plurality of slits in parallel to a metal flat plate and by laminating the plate in large numbers, the thickness of a second plate positioned second in the lamination direction from an end lid to which a semiconductor is attached is made greater than thickness of a first plate other than the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: T.RAD Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Bungo, Atsushi Okubo, Taiji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10826245
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly, a female connector, and a male connector are provided. The electrical connector assembly includes a female connector and a male connector detachably inserted into the female connector. The female connector includes a housing and a plurality of transmission wafers inserted into the housing. Each of the transmission wafers includes an insulating frame and a plurality of grounding terminals fixed to the insulating frame. The male connector includes a carrier and a plurality of shielding terminals fixed to the carrier. Two side walls of each of the shielding terminals are respectively abutted against and electrically connected to two of the grounding terminals each having at least one first contacting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: STARCONN ELECTRONIC (Su Zhou) Co., LTD
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chen, Chung-Nan Pao, Yueh-Lin Yang, Yu-Hsiung Lin, Kai Wu
  • Patent number: 10826237
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a main body, a plurality of terminals, an insulating housing and a protecting portion. The main body includes a main plate, a base body assembled to the main plate, and an outer ground shell. The base body has an assembling end, and a connecting end connected with the assembling end. The outer ground shell is mounted around the assembling end. The plurality of the terminals mounted to the base body, include a plurality of ground terminals. Each terminal has a contact portion. The contact portions of the plurality of the terminals are exposed to the connecting end. The contact portion of each ground terminal has a soldering pad fastened to the main plate. The insulating housing surrounds the outer ground shell. The protecting portion surrounds front ends of the contact portions of the plurality of the terminals and a front end of the connecting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Wu, Hsin-Min Chao
  • Patent number: 10804659
    Abstract: A connection system for a quantum computer that employs constant impedance connectors with attenuation or filtering components or both embedded therein or within an adaptor removably insertable within an adaptor housing for use in a cryogenically cooled quantum computer. The connection system provides a higher density of cables traversing through a hermetic sealed top plate, and which are accessible to chill blocks to reduce the thermal energy from the signal lines. Attenuators or filter circuits are embedded in the constant impedance connector housings, or provided in adaptors that connect on each end to form mating constant impedance connections, in order to reduce signal strength as the signal progresses through the cryogenic environment and to remove extraneous electrical signal noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Phoenix Company of Chicago, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Maturo, Robert M. Bradley
  • Patent number: 10784602
    Abstract: A module mount interposer may include one or more fastener receivers configured to mechanically couple with one or more fasteners so as to mechanically and electrically couple a module to the interposer. The module mount interposer may also include a core configured to electrically couple with the module, wherein each of the fastener receivers are mechanically coupled to the core. The module mount interposer may additionally include a solder layer electrically coupled to the core and configured to electrically couple with a printed circuit board (PCB) so as to provide an electrical signal from the module to the PCB and to provide an electrical signal from the PCB to the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: II-VI Delaware Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Lian, Huaping Peng, Shamei Shi, William H Wang, Frank Flens, Henricus Jozef Vergeest
  • Patent number: 10784630
    Abstract: A female connector and a transmission wafer are provided. The female connector includes a housing and a plurality of transmission wafers inserted into the housing. Each of the transmission wafers includes an insulating frame, a plurality of grounding terminals fixed to the insulating frame, and a first shielding member and a second shielding member respectively disposed on two opposite sides of the insulating frame. In each of the transmission wafers, the second shielding member is disposed on a front end portion of the insulating frame, and the first and second shielding members are electrically connected to the grounding terminals so as to be electrically connected to each other through the grounding terminals. The second shielding member of one of any two adjacent transmission wafers is abutted against and electrically connected to the first shielding member of the other one of the any two adjacent transmission wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCONN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Chen, Chung-Nan Pao, Yueh-Lin Yang, Yu-Hsiung Lin, Kai Wu, Yan-Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10777952
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a first terminal module, a second terminal module, and a metallic contact member. The first terminal module and the second terminal module are received in a metallic shell. The metallic contact member is between the first terminal module and the second terminal module. The metallic contact member separates the first terminal module from the second terminal module. Moreover, two ends of the metallic contact member are respectively in contact with the ground terminals of the first plug terminals or in contact with the ground terminals of the second plug terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Lung Chien, Ming-Yung Chang, Mao-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Che Tsai
  • Patent number: 10763617
    Abstract: Occurrence of contact point slide due to vibration is suppressed in a movable connector that has a floating function from a technical approach that is different from the related art. A movable connector includes a displacement support member that includes a flexible support portion that is elastically deformable in a fitting direction, in which a mating connector is to be fitted with a movable housing, with the flexible support portion abutting against the movable housing. The movable housing includes a bottom wall, against which the mating connector abuts in the fitting direction. The movable housing is displaced in the fitting direction with the flexible support portion elastically deformed in the fitting direction when the mating connector presses the bottom wall in the fitting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daichi Shimba, Mayu Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 10750615
    Abstract: An interconnect structure that includes a component circuit board containing a plurality of electrical components, and a wafer connector assembly. The wafer connector assembly includes a plurality of interconnect circuit boards that are in electrical connection with the components circuit board through a plurality of rows of solder joints, the plurality of interconnect circuit boards having a connection end including at least one contact. An adhesive is present structurally reinforcing at least a row of the solder joints that is proximate to the connection end of the plurality of interconnect circuit boards of the wafer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Gaynes, Jeffrey D. Gelorme, Robert P. Kuder, II, Daniel J. Littrell, Thomas E. Lombardi, Marie-Claude Paquet, Frank L. Pompeo, David L. Questad, James Speidell, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha, Son K. Tran
  • Patent number: 10714877
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a terminal module including a first unit, a second unit, and a shielding plate between the first and second units, each of the first unit and the second unit having an insulative body and a row of contacts, the insulative body including a rear base and a front tongue; and a shielding shell enclosing the terminal module, wherein the first unit and the second unit have same structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: FUYU ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (HUAIAN) CO., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shao-Cong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10714237
    Abstract: A differential pair cable assembly includes a cable having a twin axial cable core including first and second conductors conveying differential signals and a cable shield. The cable assembly includes first and second contacts and a housing holding the first and second contacts. The cable assembly includes a shield having a shield cavity that receives the housing and the end of the cable and is electrically connected to the cable shield. The shield provides electrical shielding for the first and second contacts. The shield, the housing, and the contacts define a mating interface of the cable assembly configured to be mated to a mating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATIOn
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Christopher William Blackburn, Christopher David Ritter
  • Patent number: 10686282
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, signal contacts, and ground shields. The housing has a base wall that defines openings therethrough. The signal contacts are arranged in pairs and project through at least some of the openings beyond a top side of the base wall. The ground shields project through at least some of the openings beyond the top side of the base wall. Each ground shield has at least two walls and at least partially surrounds a corresponding pair of the signal contacts. Each ground shield has an inner side that faces the corresponding pair of signal contacts and an outer side that is opposite the inner side. The outer sides of the ground shields have a lossy coating to absorb electrical resonances, and the inner sides of the ground shields lack the lossy coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean Patrick McCarthy, Leonard Henry Radzilowski, Timothy Robert Minnick, Justin Dennis Pickel, Arturo Pachon Munoz
  • Patent number: 10651612
    Abstract: An electrical connector mounted on a PCB includes: an housing comprising a base, a mating tongue and a mounting portion, each surface of the mating tongue defining twelve terminal positions (P1) through (P12); two rows of terminals, each terminal including a mating portion, a leg portion and a middle portion connecting with the mating portion and the leg portion, each leg portion defining a soldering pad. Each row of terminals include grounding terminals in terminal positions (P1, P12) power terminals in terminal positions (P4, P9), and there are no terminals set in terminal positions (P2, P3, P10, P11). The soldering pads of the two rows of terminals are arranged in one row and at least two grounding terminals or two power terminals aligned with each other in a vertical direction are located side by side so as to share a same pad defined on the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chih-Pi Cheng, Wen He, Quan Wang, Miao-Hui Gong, Chao-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10609814
    Abstract: A differential trace pair system includes a first conductive layer that is located immediately adjacent a first insulating layer. The system includes a second conductive layer that is located immediately adjacent the first insulating layer and opposite the first insulating layer from the first conductive layer, and includes an aperture that extends through the second conductive layer. A second insulating layer is located immediately adjacent the second conductive layer and opposite the second conductive layer from the first insulating layer. The system includes a first differential trace pair that is included in the second insulating layer and that includes a first differential trace that is positioned adjacent the aperture and references the second conductive layer, and a second differential trace that is longer than the first differential trace and that includes a first portion that is positioned adjacent the second conductive layer aperture and references the first conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products LLP
    Inventors: Umesh Chandra, Bhyrav M. Mutnury
  • Patent number: 10566740
    Abstract: A contact module includes a dielectric holder holding signal contacts having mating portions extending forward of the dielectric holder. A shield structure is coupled to the dielectric holder providing electrical shielding for the signal contacts. The shield structure has first and second ground shields having corresponding mating portions extending forward of the mating end of the dielectric holder. The shield structure has ground blades extending between the first and second ground shields having mating portions extending forward of the mating end of the dielectric holder at least one of above or below the mating portions of the signal contacts. The ground blades electrically connect the mating portions of the first ground shield and the mating portions of the second ground shield immediately forward of the mating end of dielectric holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Justin Dennis Pickel, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, Timothy Robert Minnick, Chad William Morgan, John Joseph Consoli
  • Patent number: 10541499
    Abstract: A ground plate of a connector has protruding portions, a coupling portion and press-fit portions. The coupling portion couples rear ends of the protruding portions to one another. Each of the press-fit portions has a flat plate portion intersecting an up-down direction and press-fit protrusions protruding from the flat plate portion in a pitch direction. The press-fit portions are held by press-fitted portions provided to a base portion of a holding member, so that the ground plate is attached to the holding member. A regulating portion provided to the base portion of the holding member is located between the protruding portions in the pitch direction and located forward of the coupling portion in a front-rear direction and thereby regulating movement of the ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takashi Tada
  • Patent number: 10468808
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a plurality of terminals and an insulator, a pair of grounding latches, a shielding spring and a shielding shell. Each of the terminals has a contacting segment and an elastic segment. Each of the contacting segments has a stopping face. The insulator partially covers the terminals and has a plurality of stopping edges. When the electrical plug connector is inserted into an electrical receptacle connector, shape deformation of each of the elastic segments shifts the corresponding contacting segment until the corresponding stopping edge is against the corresponding stopping face, and each contacting segment does not protrude from the insulator. When the electrical plug connector is not inserted into the electrical receptacle connector, shape recovery of each of the elastic segments restores the corresponding contacting segment and the corresponding stopping edge is away from the stopping face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Fei-Wu Dong
  • Patent number: 10455689
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, each of the via patterns including first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through at least the attachment layers; ground vias extending through at least the attachment layers, the ground vias including ground conductors; and shadow vias located adjacent to each of the first and second signal vias, wherein the shadow vias are free of conductive material in the attachment layers. The printed circuit board may further include slot vias extending through the attachment layers and located between via patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Vysakh Sivarajan, David Levine
  • Patent number: 10446335
    Abstract: A chip socket defined by an organic matrix framework, wherein the organic matrix framework comprises at least one via post layer where at least one via through the framework around the socket includes at least one capacitor comprising a lower electrode, a dielectric layer and an upper electrode in contact with the via post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Zhuhai ACCESS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dror Hurwitz, Alex Huang
  • Patent number: 10424860
    Abstract: Example implementations involve an electrical connector and a test method of the electrical connector, wherein the electrical conduction condition between a ground member and a ground terminal can be easily confirmed while reliably contacting the ground member and ground terminal. Electrical connector involves a plurality of terminals including two types of terminals, namely, signal terminals and ground terminals; a retaining body, made of an insulating material, that arranges and retains the plurality of terminals in a condition where the signal terminals and ground terminals are intermingled; and a ground member retained by the retaining body on the inward side of the retaining body, in a condition contacting at least two ground terminals; wherein the ground member has a detecting part exposed from the retaining body in order to detect an electrical conduction condition between the ground terminals and the ground member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Okuyama, Yosuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10411412
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulator, a first contact set, a second contact set, a U-shaped shielding structure, and a first plate member. The insulator includes a tongue and a base connected to the tongue. The first contact set and the second contact set are disposed inside the insulator and exposed out of a first side and a second side of the tongue opposite to each other. The U-shaped shielding structure is disposed on the base and at least partially exposed out of the base. The first plate member extends from an end portion of the U-shaped shielding structure along a third side adjacent to the first side and the second side of the tongue and toward a front end of the tongue. The first plate member includes a first step structure. Therefore, it effectively prevents the tongue from being worn or deformed by insertion and withdrawal forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: VITECK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Ching Chu
  • Patent number: 10403565
    Abstract: A lead frame module of an electrical connector includes a ground lead frame, signal conductors, a dielectric holder, and a ground plate. The ground lead frame includes multiple ground conductors and a tie bar that extends between and connects the ground conductors. The signal conductors are interleaved with the ground conductors. The signal conductors have jogged segments that extend across the tie bar around an outer side of the tie bar without engaging the tie bar. The dielectric holder at least partially surrounds the signal conductors and the ground lead frame to secure the signal conductors relative to the ground lead frame. The ground plate is disposed along an interior side of the dielectric holder and engages an inner side of the tie bar, which is opposite the outer side, to electrically connect the ground plate to the ground lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Michael John Phillips, Michael Joseph Tryson
  • Patent number: 10367307
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing including a tongue; and plural conductive terminals retained to the insulative housing and arranged in two rows, the conductive terminals including plural grounding terminals and plural power terminals at outer ends of the two rows, each conductive terminal having a contacting section exposed to a surface of the tongue, a tail section, and an intermediate section between the contacting section and the tail section, wherein at least one of the grounding terminals and the power terminals has a widening section continuing and bent from the contacting section thereof to be embedded in the tongue portion, and a thickness of the widening section is substantially equal to a thickness of the contacting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shao-Cong Zhou, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10340629
    Abstract: A waterproof connector to be mounted on a substrate includes one or more contacts, a peripheral shell in a cylindrical shape surrounding the one or more contacts and including a counter-connector accommodation portion that opens frontward in a fitting direction, and a housing made of insulating resin and holding the one or more contacts and the peripheral shell, the peripheral shell including a shell front end exposure portion in a cylindrical shape that is situated at a front end of the peripheral shell in the fitting direction and is exposed from the housing, and one or more through-holes that penetrate the shell front end exposure portion in a direction intersecting the fitting direction, and the housing tightly covering a whole circumference of the peripheral shell with the shell front end exposure portion being exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takashi Tada
  • Patent number: 10283914
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a housing and contact modules having signal contacts with signal pins and a ground shield providing electrical shielding for the signal contacts with ground pins. The connector assembly includes a conductive gasket compressible between the bottoms of the contact modules and the circuit board. The conductive gasket has a top and a bottom facing the circuit board. The conductive gasket has signal openings extending therethrough receiving corresponding signal pins in spaced apart locations to electrically isolate the signal pins from the conductive gasket. The conductive gasket at least partially fills a space between the bottoms of the contact modules and the circuit board to provide electrical shielding for the signal pins between the bottoms of the contact modules and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, John Joseph Consoli, Justin Dennis Pickel, Timothy Robert Minnick
  • Patent number: 10270211
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a contact module including an insulative housing and an upper and lower rows of contacts arranged in the insulative housing, the insulative housing having a base and a tongue, the upper row of contacts and the lower row of contacts being exposed to two opposite surfaces of the tongue, respectively, each contact having a contacting portion, a tail, and an intermediate portion between the contacting portion and the tail; and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing, the shielding shell including a rear plate proximate to the contact tails; wherein the rear plate has a recessed face opposing the contact tails to increase a distance between the rear plate and the contact tails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yang-Yang Yu, Jin-Guo Qiu
  • Patent number: 10243288
    Abstract: The housing of the female-type electrical connector has a mating area used for mating with the above-mentioned male-type electrical connector formed within the terminal array range of the blades and outside the placement range of the blades in the through-thickness direction of the blades and, within the mating area, has guided portions which are formed as spaces that receive the guiding portions of the male-type electrical connector, and block portions which enter the block portion receiving spaces of the male-type electrical connector and support the blades of the male-type electrical connector in the above-mentioned through-thickness direction, with said block portions being formed in the same region as the guided portions in the above-mentioned through-thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 10243302
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body having a base and a tongue located at the front end of the base, a shielding shell sleeved outside the base and the tongue and forming a mating space, and multiple upper-row terminals and multiple lower-row terminals fixed on the base. Each upper-row and lower row terminal has a contacting portion exposed from the upper or lower surface of the tongue, a soldering portion extending out of the base, and a connecting portion located between the contacting portion and the soldering portion. The upper-row terminals and the lower-row terminals include respectively at least one upper-row ground terminal and at least one lower-row ground terminal. An extending portion extends from each of the connecting portions of the upper-row ground terminal and the lower-row ground terminal, and the cutting surface of each extending portion urges against the shielding shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10218098
    Abstract: A module mount interposer may include one or more fastener receivers configured to mechanically couple with one or more fasteners so as to mechanically and electrically couple a module to the interposer. The module mount interposer may also include a core configured to electrically couple with the module, wherein each of the fastener receivers are mechanically coupled to the core. The module mount interposer may additionally include a solder layer electrically coupled to the core and configured to electrically couple with a printed circuit board (PCB) so as to provide an electrical signal from the module to the PCB and to provide an electrical signal from the PCB to the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jia Lian, Huaping Peng, Shamei Shi, William H Wang, Frank Flens, Henricus Jozef Vergeest
  • Patent number: 10211580
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing; two rows of terminals arranged in the insulative housing, each terminal having a contacting portion, a tail portion, and an intermediate portion between the contacting portion and the tail portion, each row of terminals including two outermost ground terminals, two power terminals, and plural signal terminals, each ground terminal being spaced from a neighboring power terminal by one or more signal terminals, a width of the contacting portion of the ground terminal being greater than a largest width of the signal terminal, a width of the contacting portion of the power terminal being greater than the largest width of the signal terminal; and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing; wherein the width of the contacting portion of the power terminal is equal to or greater than 0.4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10084256
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base and a tongue; an upper and lower rows of contacts arranged in the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue, each contact having a contacting portion, a tail portion, and an intermediate portion, each row of contacts including an outermost ground contact, a power contact adjacent to the ground contact, and plural signal contacts; and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing; wherein the contacting portions of the ground and power contacts are next to each other; the tail portion of the ground contact in the upper row of contacts is next to at least one signal contact tail portion in the lower row of contacts; and the tail portion of the ground contact in the lower row of contacts is next to at least one signal contact tail portion in the upper row of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10063013
    Abstract: An electrical connector designed for high speed signals. The connector includes one or more features that, when used alone or in combination, extend performance to higher speeds. These features may include compensation for tie bars that are used to hold conductive members in place for molding a housing around the conductive members. Removal of the tie bars during manufacture of the connector may leave artifacts in the conductive members and/or housing, which may degrade electrical performance. However, that degradation may be avoided by features that compensate for the artifacts. The conductive members, for example, may include regions, adjacent tie bar locations, that compensate for portions of the tie bar that are not fully removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus, Thomas S. Cohen, John Robert Dunham, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10050365
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an electrical connector and a mating connector. The electrical connector includes a base and a tongue extending forward from the base. A first signal terminal is fixedly provided on the base and exposed to the surface of the tongue. A metal shell is sleeved over the base and the tongue to form an insertion space between the metal shell and the tongue. The mating connector includes a plastic seat body. A second signal terminal is fixedly provided on the plastic seat body and extending into a mating space. A grounding elastic member is fixedly provided on a wall portion and exposed to the mating space. In the first mating state, the second signal terminal is not in contact with the first signal terminal. In the second mating state, and the second signal terminal is in contact with the first signal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10038286
    Abstract: A first terminal module and a second terminal module are integrally assembled with the base, and each of the first terminal module and the second terminal module includes the insulator and the corresponding terminals embedded therein. The first terminal module and the second terminal module are stacked with each other with a metallic shielding plate therebetween. A plurality of wires are located behind the first and second terminal modules. An internal printed circuit board is located between the terminals and the wires in the front-to-back direction to respectively connect to the terminals and the wires. Each of the terminal modules is equipped with a metallic grounding bar connected to the printed circuit board and the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian-Kuang Zhu, Wei Zhong
  • Patent number: 10027066
    Abstract: A first terminal module and a second terminal module are integrally assembled with the base, and each of the first terminal module and the second terminal module includes the insulator and the corresponding terminals embedded therein. The first terminal module and the second terminal module are stacked with each other with a metallic shielding plate therebetween. The shielding plate includes front spring fingers and rear spring fingers respectively mechanically and electrically connected with the contacting sections and connecting sections of the respective grounding terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Zhong, Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 9997853
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing defining a base and a mating tongue extending from the base, the mating tongue defining a thicken step structure around a root thereof adjacent to the base; two rows of contacts disposed in the insulating housing with contacting sections exposed upon the mating tongue and mount tails out of the base; and a shielding plate embedded within the insulative housing and disposed between the two rows of contacts. The shielding plate defines a pair of locking sides for locking with an internal latch of a corresponding plug and the locking sides protruding beyond corresponding lateral sides of the mating tongue. The insulative housing and the shielding plate are integrally formed via an insert molding process while at least one row of the contacts are configured to be forwardly assembled to corresponding passageways in the insulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Chao-Chieh Chen, Chun-Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 9979102
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector. The first electrical connector includes a first insulative housing having a receiving room, a number of conductive terminals affixed to the first insulative housing, and a metal shell enclosing the first insulative housing. The insulative housing defines a top wall and a bottom wall separated from the top wall. The conductive terminals are arranged in an upper row and a lower row. The second electrical connector includes a second insulative housing having a tongue portion extending forwardly and a number of mating terminals disposed on the tongue portion. The first electrical connector is located in an electrical device. The tongue portion of the second electrical connector is received in the receiving room of the first insulative housing. The tongue portion is sandwiched between the top wall and the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 9960543
    Abstract: A electrical connector includes an insulating body having a tongue plate, a plurality of upper conductive terminals having upper contact portions, and a plurality of lower conductive terminals having lower contact portions; the upper and lower conductive terminals are buried and molded in the insulating body, the upper contact portions and the lower contact portions are vertically aligned one by one and respectively exposed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the tongue plate; the upper conductive terminals vertically corresponding to the lower conductive terminals one by one so as to form a plurality of corresponding columns, and the upper and lower conductive terminals of at least one corresponding columns are fixedly connected with each other by riveting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: JITS COMM CO., LTD(GD)
    Inventor: Huanyi Chen
  • Patent number: 9948041
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing received in the metallic shell, receptacle terminals, and a grounding plate. The receptacle terminals and the grounding plate are at the insulated housing. The insulated housing includes a base portion and a tongue portion extending from the base portion. The grounding plate includes a plate body, extension arms, and contact regions. The front of the plate body is near to a front lateral surface of the tongue portion, and the rear of the plate body is extending to the base portion. The plate body is between the receptacle terminals. The extension arms are extending from the plate body. The contact regions are formed on the extension arms and in contact with an inner wall of the shell body. Accordingly, the grounding plate is in contact with the metallic shell for providing grounding and reducing the electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Tien Chen, Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Fu-Yi Xu
  • Patent number: 9949409
    Abstract: Modular network switches and other computer systems are described herein. A modular network switch can include a latching device for installing and removing computer modules (e.g., line cards) from an associated cabinet or enclosure. The network switch can also include interconnected computer modules (e.g., line cards, fabric cards, control modules, etc.) that include circuit boards oriented parallel to the flow of cooling air through the cabinet in the absence of a backplane or midplane oriented perpendicular to the air flow. The absence of such backplanes and/or midplanes provides a more direct air flow path through the cabinet, thereby enabling a more efficient flow of cooling air and lower operating temperatures. Additionally, the network switch can include an orthogonal arrangement of data planes, control planes, and/or power planes that can be efficiently interconnected to increase operational speed and further facilitate the flow of cooling air through the computer cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Zhiping Yao, Che Kin Leung, Xu Wang
  • Patent number: 9923309
    Abstract: A PCB includes a substrate having a connector surface with a PCB connector footprint defined along a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis and subdivided into PCB column grouping footprints extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis. The PCB includes signal vias arranged in pairs along a signal pair axis with a plurality of pairs of signal vias in each PCB column grouping footprint. The signal pair axis is non-parallel to the longitudinal axis, non-parallel to the lateral axis and intersects the longitudinal axis at a lesser angle than the signal pair axis intersects the lateral axis. The PCB includes ground vias at least partially through the substrate. The ground vias are arranged around each of the pairs of signal vias to provide electrical shielding around each of the pairs of signal vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: Masayuki Aizawa, Chad William Morgan, Hiroshi Shirai
  • Patent number: 9923317
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprising an insulative body, a plurality of terminals secured in said insulative body, and a grounding shell. Wherein said grounding shell is composed of two U-shaped collar shells oppositely assembled onto said insulative body. The connector also includes an insulator injected upon said grounding shell and a metallic shell assembled upon said insulator. Each collar shell includes a spring arm extending beyond said insulator and abutting against said metallic shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Yao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9912106
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing defining a base portion and a tongue portion, two rows of terminals and a shielding shell. The tongue portion defines a thickened step at a root to the base portion, the base portion defines a front and a rear side, and an upper and a lower retaining slots. The shell is retained on the base portion and surrounding the tongue portion so as to define a mating cavity between the shell and the tongue portion. The shell defines an upper and a lower-front stopping portions inwardly received in corresponding retaining slots to prevent a forward movement of the housing. The upper and lower front stopping portions extend forwardly into the mating cavity across the front side of the base portion so as to prevent a mating connector from damaging the housing during the mating connector is inserted into the mating cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Yao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9899779
    Abstract: A waterproof electric connector module includes an electrically insulative housing defining an accommodation chamber, a front slot and a rear open chamber, a metal shielding cover covered the top side of the electrically insulative housing and having grounding pins inserted into the electrically insulative housing, an electric connector including an electrically insulative terminal block in the accommodation chamber, a tongue plate extended from the electrically insulative terminal block, grounding terminals mounted at two opposite lateral sides of the electrically insulative terminal block and electrically connected with the grounding pins of the metal shielding cover and a conducting terminal set mounted in the electrically insulative terminal block with conducting terminal contact portions respectively arranged on opposing top and bottom walls of the tongue plate and conducting terminal bonding portions extended out of the electrically insulative terminal block and the rear open chamber, and a waterproof a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Assem Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Hsiu Lin
  • Patent number: 9871326
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an terminal module and a metallic tubular shield fixedly enclosing the terminal module to form a sub-assembly, and a metallic tubular bracket enclosing the sub-assembly. The terminal module includes an insulator having a base and a tongue portion forwardly extending from the base, and a plurality of terminals disposed in the insulator. The base includes a rear end having a securing section, and the bracket has a fixing section correspondingly, wherein the bracket is adapted to be forwardly assembled from a rear side of the sub-assembly to have the fixing section engaged with the securing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Guang-Xin Gu
  • Patent number: 9853399
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a plug metal shell, an insulation housing bracket, a plug grounding contact, and a grounding member. The plug metal shell encloses a tongue portion of the insulation housing bracket. The plug grounding contact is held inside the insulation housing bracket. The grounding member is disposed between the plug metal shell and the plug grounding contact and spaced from the first side of the insulation housing bracket. A connecting portion is selectively disposed on the grounding member or on the plug grounding contact. The connecting portion mechanically contacts to the grounding member and the plug grounding contact such that the grounding member is electrically connected to the plug grounding contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Fen Kao, Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Mao-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9812826
    Abstract: A connector for electrically connecting with a complementary connector, includes an insulating housing, a number of conductive contacts, and a shielding shell. The insulating housing includes a base, a mating tongue extending forwards from the base, and a number of channels extending through the mating tongue and the base. The conductive contacts are retained in the channels, with each conductive contact having a fixing portion assembled within corresponding channel, a contacting portion extending from one side of the fixing portion and a soldering portion extending from the other side of the fixing portion opposite to the contacting portion. The shielding shell covers the insulating housing and the number of conductive contacts. One of the contacts is employed for grounding purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Mao-Jung Huang, Ya-Juan Gou, Dan Li, Qing-Fang Deng
  • Patent number: 9806446
    Abstract: Connecting structures to mechanically connect to a connector receptacle tongue and a printed circuit board and to electrically connect contacts on the connector receptacle tongue to traces on the printed circuit board. One example may provide an interposer having a housing and a plurality of contacts to connect a vertical tongue to a horizontal printed circuit board. The contacts may have a side or tongue connecting portion extending beyond a side of the housing and a bottom or board contacting portion extending beyond a bottom of the housing. The contacts may form a ninety-degree bend. A shield may at least substantially surround a vertical side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hwang Lee, Mahmoud R. Amini, Zheng Gao, Nathan N. Ng