Shielding Individually Surrounding Or Interposed Between Mutually Insulated Contacts (i.e., "single" Connector With Divider) Patents (Class 439/607.05)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9768560
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of terminals disposed in the insulative housing, a metallic shielding plate, a shielding shell defining a mating cavity, and a metal shell. The insulative housing defines a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion. The base portion includes a front side, a rear side opposite to the front side, at least one retaining slot located in the front side of the base portion. The shielding shell includes at least one front stopping portion protruding into the mating cavity and received in the retaining slot, the at least one front stopping portion includes a front surface located beyond the front side of the base portion to prevent damage the base portion when a mating connector inserting into the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Yao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9761973
    Abstract: A reinforced electrical receptacle connector has an insulated housing, a first terminal set, a second terminal set, a shielding plate and a shell. The insulated housing has a base and a tongue formed on the base. The shielding plate is embedded in the insulated housing and has two corner reinforcing tabs are formed on respectively on two front corners of the shielding plate. Each corner reinforcing tab has a front edge being flush with the front edge of the tongue and an outside edge being flush with one of the outside edges of the tongue. The shell accommodates the insulated housing. The front corners of the shielding plate are substantially hidden in the front corners of the tongue, which prevents inadvertent rupture at the front corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu Lun Tsai, Pin Yuan Hou, Chung Fu Liao, Rui Su, Long Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 9748712
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of first contacts and second contacts, an insulator inset-molded with the first contacts, a metallic shielding plate retained in the insulative housing, and a shielding shell attached to the insulative housing. The housing has a base portion defining a receiving cavity located at a back-end thereof and extending forwardly and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion. The tongue portion defines a first surface carrying the first contacts and a second surface located oppositely and a number of terminal-receiving slots located at the first surface and the second surface and communicated with receiving cavity. The second contacts are inserted into terminal-receiving slots located at the second surface. The insulator is received in the receiving cavity to insert the first contacts into the terminal-receiving slots located at the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jing-Jie Guo, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9742125
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of first contacts and second contacts carried by the housing, a metallic shielding plate received in the housing, and a shielding shell attached to the insulative housing. The first contacts and the second contacts have a number of grounding contacts. Each grounding contact of the first contacts has a first end portion located at a front end thereof. Each grounding contact of the second contacts has a second end portion located at a front end thereof and corresponding to the first end portion. The metallic shielding plate respectively is contacted with the first end portion and the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9728916
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a terminal module and a plurality of shielding plates. The terminal module includes a base portion, a tongue portion outward extended from one of two sides of the base portion, and a plurality of receptacle terminals. The receptacle terminals are held on the base portion. One of the shielding plates is between one of the first ground terminals and one of the second ground terminals, and another one of the shielding plates is between another one of the first ground terminals and another one of the second ground terminals. Accordingly, when the tongue portion is worn by repeated plug-and-pull operations, the signal terminals of the receptacle terminals are not in contact with the shielding plate to prevent the short circuit problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Hsien-Lung Huang, Hsu-Fen Wang
  • Patent number: 9705255
    Abstract: An improved broadside coupled, open pin field connector. The connector incorporates lossy material to selectively dampen resonance within pairs of conductive members connected to ground when the connector is mounted to a printed circuit board. The material may also decrease crosstalk and mode conversion. The lossy material is selectively positioned to substantially dampen resonances along pairs that may be connected to ground without unacceptably attenuating signals carried by other pairs. The lossy material may be selectively positioned near mating contact portions of the conductive members. Multiple techniques are described for selectively positioning the lossy material, including molding, inserting lossy members into a housing or coating surfaces of the connector housing. By using material of relatively low loss, loss when the conductive members are used to carry signals is relatively low, but an appreciable attenuation of resonances is provided on pairs connected to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Thomas S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9673552
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing, a plurality of first receptacle terminals, and a plurality of second receptacle terminals. The insulated housing is received in the receiving cavity. The insulated housing includes a tongue portion and a plurality of first through holes formed on the tongue portion. The first receptacle terminals are held in the tongue portion. The second receptacle terminals are held in the tongue portion. The second receptacle terminals include a plurality of cut portions corresponding to the first through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Ya-Fen Kao, Dong Xiang, Long-Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 9666990
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a plug body having a terminating end terminated to an electrical component and a mating end mated with a mating electrical connector. The plug body has first and second outer sides. The plug body has pockets between the first and second outer sides. A plug shroud extends from the plug body at the terminating end that is configured to be coupled to the electrical component. A contact array is held by the plug body and includes signal and ground contacts. The signal and ground contacts are exposed along the first and second outer sides. At least some of the ground contacts are aligned with corresponding pockets. Resonance-control lossy inserts are provided in corresponding pockets adjacent corresponding ground contacts. The lossy inserts are manufactured from lossy material capable of absorbing electrical resonance propagating through the plug body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Taake de Boer, Michael John Phillips, John Joseph Consoli, Sandeep Patel, Bruce Allen Champion, Linda Ellen Shields
  • Patent number: 9666991
    Abstract: A header transition connector includes a header housing having a first end and a second end with a separating wall separating a first cavity from a second cavity. The separating wall has signal contact openings and ground shield openings therethrough. Header signal contacts are held in corresponding signal contact openings and arranged in pairs carrying differential signals. The header signal contacts have first mating ends in the first cavity and second mating ends in the second cavity for mating with first and second receptacle connectors, respectively. Header ground shields are held in corresponding ground shield openings and have walls surrounding associated pairs of header signal contacts on at least two sides thereof. The header ground shields have first mating ends in the first cavity and second mating ends in the second cavity for mating with the first and second receptacle connectors, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wayne Samuel Davis
  • Patent number: 9653850
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating assembly, terminals, an inner shielding assembly and an outer shielding assembly. The insulating assembly has a tongue board at a front. The terminals are insert molded the insulating assembly and are divided into an upper row and a lower row with contacts portions located at a top side and a bottom side of the tongue board. Outmost two of the upper row of terminals and outmost two of the lower row of terminals are grounding terminals, outsides of rears of the contact portions of the grounding terminals form touch portions. The inner shielding assembly includes an upper shielding piece and a lower shielding piece located to a rear of the tongue board. The outer shielding assembly includes a shielding sleeve sleeving and spaced from the tongue board, the shielding sleeve contacts with at least one of the upper shielding piece and the lower shielding piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Hung Su, Chin-Chou Wang
  • Patent number: 9647393
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing, a plurality of first receptacle terminals, a plurality of second receptacle terminals, and a terminal organizer. The insulated housing is received in the metallic shell. The first receptacle terminals and the second receptacle terminals are respectively held at the top and the bottom of the insulated housing. The first receptacle terminals are longer than the second receptacle terminals. In assembly, the first receptacle terminals, of bar shape, are firstly processed with the terminal organizer. And then, the first receptacle terminals and the terminal organizer are assembled on the base portion and the tongue portion. Hence, the insert-molding procedure would not be affected by the first receptacle terminals with longer length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Ya-Fen Kao, Yang-Yang Zhou, Long-Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 9627817
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, multiple terminals received in the insulating body, and a metal member fixed to the insulating body. The terminals includes at least one ground terminal. The metal member has a first section and a second section. The second section is higher than the first section. The first section has at least one first elastic piece, the second section has at least one second elastic piece. The first elastic piece and the second elastic piece contact with a same terminal of the at least one ground terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wen Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 9608383
    Abstract: An electrical assembly has a lead frame with a plurality of elongated conductor sets and an insulative housing. Each conductor set has two differential signal pair conductors between a first ground conductor and a second ground conductor. A slot extends through the insulative housing and at least partially exposes the first ground conductor of a first conductor set and the second ground conductor of a second conductor set. A first ground shield has a first tab bent inward that extends into the slot from a first side of the lead frame. A second ground shield has second tab bent inward that extends into the slot from a second side of the lead frame. A conductive medium is provided in the slot to electrically connect the first tab, the second tab, the first ground conductor and the second ground conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: AMPHENOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip T. Stokoe, Djamel Hamiroune
  • Patent number: 9583866
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a connector body at least suitable to mate with a plug connector having an insulating housing and a metal case. The metal case encompasses the outside of the insulating housing, and the metal case is made of a suitable metallic material. The connector body includes a plurality of metal terminals and a plastic base. The plastic base includes at least a tongue plate for the metal terminals to interpose therein. The plastic base forms a circumferential gap near a region in the vicinity of the tongue plate. The circumferential gap defines an accommodation space. When the receptacle connector and the plug connector are mated, the metal case at least partially encompasses the outside of the tongue plate. When the receptacle connector and another plug connector with a longer metal case are mated, the longer metal case is accommodated in the circumferential gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SPEED TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng Chen, I-Ting Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9583880
    Abstract: A direct-connect orthogonal electrical connection system with improved high frequency performance is provided. A conductive member is provided between first and second components, each having signal and ground conductors. The conductive member is electrically coupled to ground conductors of both the first and second components and may also have openings through which signal conductors of the first and second components may connect. As such, signal conductors may be positioned relative to the conductive member such that a uniform impedance is maintained along a signal path throughout the interconnection, reducing noise and reflections. The signal conductors may be formed with multiple beams of different lengths to create multiple points of contact distributed along an elongated dimension. For example, a third beam may be fused to a mating portion to allow a tolerance for deviations in alignment between two directly connected connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: John Robert Dunham
  • Patent number: 9559453
    Abstract: A heavy current mini connector. The connector has a power terminal assembly and a holder. The power terminal assembly includes a set of resilient contacting tabs. The power terminal assembly and a busbar conductive plate are inserted into each other. The power terminal assembly is conductively connected with a PCB and covered on its outer side with the holder made from steel. The set of resilient contacting tabs is located at the front portion of the power terminal assembly and in contact with the busbar conductive plate. The clamping plates, fastened to the base and provided in the front of the holder, are clamped to the two sides of the power terminal assembly. The base is located on the rear of the holder and is clamped onto the outside of the rear part of the power terminal assembly. The ventilation apertures are situated on the middle of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol East Asia Electronic Technology (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yiqiang Luo