Shield With Divider Wall Separating Contacts (includes Wall Formed By Ground Contacts) Patents (Class 439/607.08)
  • Patent number: 10714854
    Abstract: The electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a columnar section and an annular groove surrounding the columnar section. The column section includes a mating face and a plurality of power contact passageways and a plurality of signal contact passageways extending through the mating face wherein the signal contacts and the power contacts are commonly arranged with a cross configuration area to have the signal contacts located by opposite upper and lower sides of the power contacts. Both the power contacts and the signal contacts of the plug connector are of a blade type while both the power contacts and the signal contacts of the receptacle connector are of a clamp type wherein each signal contact has one clamping structure while each power contact has a pair of clamping structures side by side arranged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: FUYU ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (HUAIAN) CO., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Bin Peng, Kuo-Chun Hsu, Chang-Hsien Tung, Zhi-Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 10700464
    Abstract: Device for a busbar system, wherein a housing of the device comprises, on one housing side, electrical connection contacts which are configured in such a way that they are passable through feed-through openings of a contact protection baseplate module of the busbar system and are insertable into uniformly spaced contact openings located below the feed-through openings of busbar modules provided inside the baseplate module for producing a direct electrical and mechanical connection to the busbar modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WOEHNER GMBH & CO., KG ELEKTROTECHNISCHE SYSTEME
    Inventor: Philipp Steinberger
  • Patent number: 10468848
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a pair of terminal modules sandwiching a metallic shielding plate via an insert-molding process and sandwiched between a pair of metallic shells to be commonly enclosed within an insulative front/inner housing via a first stage over-molding process and an insulative rear/outer housing via a second stage over-molding process. The rear housing forms a base from which the mating tongue of the front housing forwardly extends. A plurality of first positioning holes extend through the shielding plate, the pair of insulators, the pair of metallic shells. A plurality of second positioning holes extend through the front housing and the rear housing. The first positioning holes are filled with either glue or material of the rear housing, depending upon positional relation with the corresponding second positioning holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yin-Chao Xu, Wei Zhong, Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10381767
    Abstract: A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Milbrand, Jr., Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: 10122129
    Abstract: A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Milbrand, Jr., Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: 10038282
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector. At least one of the electrical connectors may comprise an insulating housing comprise a plurality of housing portions. The housing portions may support pairs of electric signal contacts, which may be arranged to carry differential signals. The electrical signals contacts may be edge coupled or broadside coupled. The insulating housing may further comprise a plurality of conductive ground shields which may be arranged to electrically shield adjacent pairs of electrical signals contacts. In one implementation, a shield may have walls shaped and positioned to surround a pair of electric signal contacts on three sides. The walls of a shield may extend along the direction of mating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol FCI Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jan De Geest, Stefaan Hendrik Jozef Sercu, Johannes Maria Blasius Van Woensel
  • Patent number: 9944221
    Abstract: A motor causes a shaft of an actuator to be displaced in an axis direction thereof, at least part of a circuit for driving the motor being mounted on a circuit board. A notch is formed in an end edge of the circuit board. A protrusion is formed inside a case. The protrusion is fitted into the notch, whereby the circuit board is independently supported inside the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Iwai, Hiroshi Otaka, Takayuki Kato
  • Patent number: 9722348
    Abstract: A system having a plurality of plug-in connectors each with a housing, the shape of the housings differing such that the housings have first housing parts which, at least in terms of the interface connections to second housing parts, are identical to the other components of the particular plug-in connector, and second housing parts having identical connecting means for connecting with the first housing part, and differ slightly in the external shape which serves to form a coding by which the individual positions of the individual plug-in connectors on or in the multiple housing are assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Martin Singhammer, Christian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9627826
    Abstract: A power connector assembly (100) includes a cable (7) including a number of wires (70), an insulative housing (1), and a number of electrical contacts (2). The electrical contacts include at least one detection contact (22) and plural contacts (21). Each of the plural contacts includes a pair of mating portions (211), a pair of middle portions (212) extending rearwardly from the mating portions respectively, a connecting portion (213) connected with the middle portions, and a first soldering portion (214) connected with the connecting portion. The at least one detection contact includes a second soldering portion (223). Each of the first soldering portions and the second soldering portion includes a soldering area soldered to respective one of the wires, and all of the soldering areas are disposed at a common horizontal plane, arranged in a straight line, and soldered to corresponding wires at same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9577364
    Abstract: The invention provides a cable connector component, a board connector component, and an electric connector assembly thereof. The cable connector component includes a connector, a fixed iron shell, and a cable including a plurality of core wires. The connector includes at least one pair of terminal pair, a first insulating body, a first metal shell, a group strip, and a printed circuit board. The terminal pair, the ground strip, and the first metal shell are assembled with the first insulating body. The first metal shell is assembled with the fixed iron shell. The fixed iron shell includes a convex hull which facilitates the cable to insert into the fixed iron shell. The board connector component, includes: a second metal shell including a butting chamber, a terminal group and a second insulting body which are fixed in the second metal shell. The second insulting body includes a base and a clapper disposed at a front end of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DEREN ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhudong Huo, Junlan Peng, Zhengyi Chen, Weifeng Ren
  • Patent number: 9531133
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing stack having a first housing and a second housing stacked together with the first housing. The housing stack defines a mating end and a mounting end opposite the mating end. The housing stack defines signal contact cavities and ground contact cavities that extend continuously through the housings. At least one of the first housing and the second housing has pockets around the ground contact cavities with lossy spacers disposed therein each having a groove aligned with the corresponding ground contact cavity. Signal contacts are disposed in corresponding signal contact cavities. Ground contacts are disposed in corresponding ground contact cavities. The ground contacts are disposed in the grooves of the corresponding lossy spacers such that the ground contacts are coupled to the corresponding lossy spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael James Horning, Chad William Morgan, Leo Joseph Graham, Bruce Allen Champion, David W. Heister
  • Patent number: 9484674
    Abstract: An improved electrical connector is provided by compensating for skew in signal conductors of a differential pair while ensuring a uniform impedance along the differential pair. Skew is equalized by regions of lower dielectric constant preferentially positioned adjacent the longer conductor of each pair. Impedance along the length of the signal conductor is equalized by a compensation portion in the first conductor that offsets for a change in impedance associated with the change in dielectric constant adjacent the longer conductor. The compensation portion may be a widening in the first conductive element relative to a nominal width of the conductive element. The skew compensation portion may be along a longer edge of the longer conductor and the impedance compensation portion may be along the shorter edge of the longer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 9419392
    Abstract: Adapters for OBD ports of a vehicle may include mechanisms for identifying the adapter (e.g., determine the manufacturer and/or type of the adapter) to an OBD device that is being used with the adapter. In one implementation, a male OBD connector of an OBD device may include a set of upper pins, a set of lower pins, and a middle portion, disposed between the set of upper pins and the set of lower pins, the middle portion including one or more pins. Identification logic, of the OBD device, may include a sensor connected to the one or more pins, to sense one or more values corresponding to a type of the compatible adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Telematics Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Craig Kirkpatrick, Aaron Olaff Nevarez Pedroza, Alan Wettig, Bryant Elliott
  • Patent number: 9325116
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector. The second connector is mateable with the first connector under any one of a normal state and a reversed state. The first connector comprises a first guide portion and a second guide portion while the second connector comprises a first normal guided-portion, a second normal guided-portion, a first reversed guided-portion and a second reversed guided-portion. When the second connector is mated with the first connector under the normal state, the first normal guided-portion and the second normal guided-portion are guided by the first guide portion and the second guide portion, respectively. When the second connector is mated with the first connector under the reversed state, the first reversed guided-portion and the second reversed guided-portion are guided by the first guide portion and the second guide portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yohei Yokoyama, Takeshi Shindo
  • Patent number: 9287642
    Abstract: A board connector includes: a connector body housing a terminal fitting and connected to a contact arranged on a circuit board; and a connector receiving member attached to the circuit board and engagingly locking a tip end surface of the connector body in a state where the tip end surface is butted against a surface of the circuit board. The connector body includes: an inner housing which engagingly locks the terminal fitting so that a tip end surface of the terminal fitting is projected from the tip end surface of the connector body; an outer housing which supports the inner housing so that the inner housing is slidable in a fitting direction; and a housing urging spring which urges the inner housing. The tip end surface of the terminal fitting is pressingly contacted with the contact, thereby causing the terminal fitting to be electrically connected to the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Terufumi Hara
  • Patent number: 9257790
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing unit and a contact unit received therein. The housing unit includes a shielding member and an insulating member retained on the shielding member. The shielding member defines opposite upper end and lower end while the insulating member includes a first portion and a second portion seated on the upper and lower ends respectively and defines a cavity therebetween. The contact unit includes a plurality of contacts, a metal plate defining a plurality of through holes and an insulating body retaining the contacts and the metal plate. The metal plate divides the cavity into a first cavity and a second cavity, the contact runs through the through hole of the metal plate and comprises a first arm above the metal plate received in the first cavity and a second arm under the metal plate received in the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Chih Chang, Tzu-Yao Hwang, Ke-Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 9093771
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a terminal module assembly. The terminal module assembly includes pairs of first terminal assemblies and second terminal assemblies. Each first terminal assembly comprises a first terminal block with at least one first protrusion and at least one first recess, and a plurality of first terminals securely extending through the first terminal block. Each second terminal assembly comprises a second terminal block with at least one second protrusion and at least one second recess and a plurality of second terminals securely extending through the second terminal block. The first protrusion is engaged with the second recess, the second protrusion is engaged with the first recess, and bottom surfaces of the first and second protrusions are secured in notches on the top surface of a interior wall when the terminal module assembly is received in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Kou-Ching Lee, Jian-Li Guan, Ya-Ping Liang, Yao-Te Wang
  • Patent number: 9033738
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprises: an insulative housing and a terminal module assembled to a rear end of the insulative housing. The terminal module comprises a plurality of pairs of differential signal terminals and a plurality of grounding terminals arranged long a widthwise direction thereof. Each of terminal defining a mating portion, a body portion and a soldering portion. Mating portions of the signal and grounding terminals are located on a row, body portions and soldering portions of the signal and grounding terminals are located on two rows. There are at least one grounding terminal is intervened between two pairs of differential signal terminals to totally space apart the body portions and soldering portions of two adjacent pairs of differential signal terminals located on two rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chiung Wang, Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Publication number: 20150072546
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector mated with each other. The first electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of conductive terminals and a grounding plate. The insulative housing extending along a longitudinal direction includes a base portion and a plurality of side walls extending forwardly from the base portion and forming a mating cavity. The insulative housing defines a plurality of first passageways and second passageways separately formed in two opposite side walls thereof communicating with the mating cavity. The conductive terminals include a plurality of first terminals and second terminals received in the corresponding first and second passageways. Each of the first and second terminals has a contact portion extending into the mating cavity. The grounding plate is disposed between the first and second terminals and defines at least one pressing portion located in the mating cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: XIN-XIN LI, QIU QIAN, CHUN-SHENG LI, JIAN-KUANG ZHU
  • Publication number: 20150038012
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector including a body of insulating material and first, second, and third signal terminals. The terminals are arranged in a line along a first direction in the body. The third signal terminal is located between the first and second signal terminals. A frequency of a signal transmitted by the third signal terminal is about one hundredth or lower of a frequency of each signal transmitted by the first and second signal terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Hayato KONDO
  • Patent number: 8944863
    Abstract: A terminal set of an electrical connector includes signal terminal duos and ground terminal duos. The signal terminal duos have two signal terminals. The signal terminals are spaced apart transversely. The ground terminal duos have two ground terminals. The signal terminal duos are disposed between the ground terminals. The ground terminals are each spaced apart transversely from an adjacent one of the signal terminals. The ground terminals are each larger than and hide transversely an adjacent one of the signal terminals. The terminal set functions as a shield for precluding crosstalk from taking place between terminals and precluding resonance from taking place between terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: All Best Precision Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haven Yang
  • Publication number: 20150031241
    Abstract: A terminal set of an electrical connector includes signal terminal duos and ground terminal duos. The signal terminal duos have two signal terminals. The signal terminals are spaced apart transversely. The ground terminal duos have two ground terminals. The signal terminal duos are disposed between the ground terminals. The ground terminals are each spaced apart transversely from an adjacent one of the signal terminals. The ground terminals are each larger than and hide transversely an adjacent one of the signal terminals. The terminal set functions as a shield for precluding crosstalk from taking place between terminals and precluding resonance from taking place between terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HAVEN YANG
  • Publication number: 20150031240
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing and a plurality of contacts. The contacts include a plurality of signal contacts arranged in differential signal pairs and a plurality of ground contacts. Differential signal pairs are separated by signal contacts. A first ground bar connects each ground contact to form a first electrical connection. A second ground bar connects each ground contact to form a second electrical connection. The first ground bar is electrically connected to the second ground bar through at least a bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-HUI YANG, CHIEN-PING KAO
  • Patent number: 8894442
    Abstract: A contact module includes a conductive holder and a frame assembly received in the conductive holder with receptacle signal contacts arranged in differential pairs. A ground shield is received in the conductive holder between the frame assembly and the conductive holder. The ground shield has a mounting end with ground pins extending from a mounting edge at the mounting end of the ground shield. Forces are imparted on the ground pins during coupling with a circuit board. The mounting end has a plurality of bearing surfaces proximate to the ground pins. The bearing surfaces engage at least one of the conductive holder and the frame assembly to transfer the forces between the ground shield and at least one of the conductive holder and the frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Shane McClellan, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, James Lee Fedder, Michael Vino
  • Patent number: 8870594
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a contact module having a conductive holder and a frame assembly received in the conductive holder. The frame assembly includes a first frame and a second frame, each frame having at least two frame members each supporting a differential pair of receptacle signal contacts and being separated by a gap. The first and second frames are interested such that at least one frame member of the first frame is received in a corresponding gap of the second frame between frame members of the second frame and such that at least one frame member of the second frame is received in a corresponding gap of the first frame between frame members of the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Shane McClellan, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, James Lee Fedder
  • Patent number: 8827749
    Abstract: A card mounting socket for a mobile phone having a reduced size and reduced number of parts. The card mounting socket having a body and a separate casing. The body housing includes a first receiving section, a second receiving section and an inner wall. The first receiving section is provided with a pair of guides positioned on both sides thereof and a first card terminal disposed along a major surface of the first receiving section. The second receiving section includes a second card terminal disposed along a major surface of the second receiving section. The inner wall extends perpendicular from the first receiving section to the second receiving section such that the second receiving section is stepped with respect to the first receiving section. The separate casing is secured to an upper portion of the body and separates the first receiving section from the second receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Amp Korea Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140235103
    Abstract: An electronic interconnect device includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface. The substrate has a plurality of openings extending between the first and second surfaces. Each opening has a conductive outer via, an insulative barrier and a conductive inner via. The outer via, insulative barrier and inner via are concentric within the opening such that the insulating barrier is disposed between the conductive inner via and the conductive outer via. The conductive inner via is configured to receive a conductor to be inserted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Publication number: 20140220820
    Abstract: An edge card connector includes a connector housing; a plurality of center conductors disposed in the connector housing, spaced apart from one another, and arranged to make contact with a surface of an edge card when the edge card is inserted into the edge card connector; and a plurality of shields disposed in the connector housing, surrounding three sides of a corresponding one of the plurality of center conductors, and arranged to make contact with the surface of the edge card when the edge card is inserted into the edge card connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: John MONGOLD, Justin MCALLISTER
  • Patent number: 8657631
    Abstract: An connector assembly is provided that may be utilized for vertical applications on a circuit board. The assembly includes a housing that supports a plurality of wafers that in tern support a plurality of terminals. The housing includes a base and a nose and can have two slots in the nose and the terminals extend to both slots. A guide frame can be positioned on the housing to help support the housing. The terminals can be arranged in a row on both sides of the two slots. The tails of the terminals can be configured with respect to the slots so as to provide desirable performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Harold Keith Lang, Kent E. Regnier, John Jantelezio
  • Publication number: 20130323970
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprises: an insulative housing and a terminal module assembled to a rear end of the insulative housing. The terminal module comprises a plurality of pairs of differential signal terminals and a plurality of grounding terminals arranged long a widthwise direction thereof Each of terminal defining a mating portion, a body portion and a soldering portion. Mating portions of the signal and grounding terminals are located on a row, body portions and soldering portions of the signal and grounding terminals are located on two rows. There are at least one grounding terminal is intervened between two pairs of differential signal terminals to totally space apart the body portions and soldering portions of two adjacent pairs of differential signal terminals located on two rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: CHIEN-CHIUNG WANG, JERRY WU, JUN CHEN, FAN-BO MENG
  • Patent number: 8597052
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly has a front housing configured to be mated with a header assembly. A contact module is coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a conductive holder that has an open first side and a closed second side. The conductive holder has a chamber between the first and second sides. The conductive holder has a front coupled to the front housing. A frame assembly is received in the chamber through the open first side. The frame assembly includes a first dielectric frame that has a plurality of contacts and a second dielectric frame that has a plurality of contacts. The first and second dielectric frames both are received in the chamber of the conductive holder. The contacts extend from the conductive holder for electrical termination. A ground shield is coupled to the conductive holder and closes the open first side. The ground shield is electrically connected to the conductive holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Samuel Davis, Robert Neil Whiteman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8579662
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a connector housing and first and second differential contacts. A contact cavity is defined between opposed sides and opposed endwalls. First support members and second support members extend from the opposed sides into the contact cavity. Each of first support members is shorter than each of the second support members. The first and second differential contacts define a differential pair retained within the contact cavity. The first and second differential contacts are retained between two of the first support members. At least a portion of the first and second differential contacts extends past a level of the first support members. The portion(s) of the first and second differential contacts that extends past the level of first support members is exposed to air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Craig William Clewell
  • Patent number: 8517774
    Abstract: A connector includes a plug connector and a jack connector configured to be connected with the plug connector. The plug connector includes a plug ground electrode, and a pair of plug terminals configured to transmit electric signals and having plug terminal connecting parts formed at first ends of the plug terminals. The jack connector includes a jack ground electrode, and a pair of jack terminals configured to transmit electric signals and having jack terminal connecting parts formed at first ends of the jack terminals. The jack terminal connecting parts are configured to be inserted between the plug terminal connecting parts and brought into contact with opposing surfaces of the plug terminal connecting parts when the jack connector is connected with the plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Tadashi Kumamoto, Takeshi Okuyama, Kazuhiro Mizukami, Toshihiro Kusagaya
  • Patent number: 8465302
    Abstract: A connector housing includes a plurality of wafers containing terminal dedicated to either ground signals or differential signals. Terminals in adjacent wafers can be arranged to provide broadside coupled differential signal pairs. Terminals dedicated for use as ground terminals can be wider than the signal terminals to provide shielding between adjacent differential signal pairs. The signal terminals of each differential signal terminal pair can a constant width from their contact portions to a location proximate their tail portions and the terminals diverge from broadside alignment and increase in their width until they end at the terminal tail portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Harold Keith Lang
  • Patent number: 8444436
    Abstract: A midplane has a first side to which contact ends of a first differential connector are connected and a second side opposite the first side to which contact ends of a second differential connector are connected. The midplane includes a plurality of vias extending from the first side to the second side, with the vias providing first signal launches on the first side and second signal launches on the second side. The first signal launches are provided in a plurality of rows, with each row having first signal launches along a first line and first signal launches along a second line substantially parallel to the first line. The second signal launches are provided in a plurality of columns, with each column having second signal launches along a third line and second signal launches along a fourth line substantially parallel to the third line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus
  • Publication number: 20130115814
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a connector housing and first and second differential contacts. A contact cavity is defined between opposed sides and opposed endwalls. First support members and second support members extend from the opposed sides into the contact cavity. Each of first support members is shorter than each of the second support members. The first and second differential contacts define a differential pair retained within the contact cavity. The first and second differential contacts are retained between two of the first support members. At least a portion of the first and second differential contacts extends past a level of the first support members. The portion(s) of the first and second differential contacts that extends past the level of first support members is exposed to air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Craig William Clewell
  • Patent number: 8382522
    Abstract: A substrate is disclosed that is configured to receive an electrical component. The substrate comprises a plurality of first vias and a plurality of second vias. The plurality of first vias is arranges in the substrate in a matrix of rows and columns and is configured to provide mounting of the electric component, each first via associated with one of its closest neighbor first via to form a pair. The plurality of second vias is capable of being electrically commoned to one another and is positioned amongst the plurality of first vias such that there is at least one second via positioned directly between each first via and any of the closest non-pair first via neighbors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Glover, David W. Helster, Timothy R. Minnick, Chad W. Morgan, Evan C. Wickes
  • Patent number: 8371876
    Abstract: A connector system is provided for electrically connecting a receptacle printed circuit to a header printed circuit. The connector system includes a header assembly configured to be mounted on the header printed circuit. The header assembly includes header contacts. A receptacle assembly is configured to be mounted on the receptacle printed circuit and mated with the header assembly. The receptacle assembly includes a housing and a contact module held within the housing. The contact module has separate first and second chicklets that are coupled together to define the contact module. First and second receptacle contacts are held by the contact module and arranged in a differential pair. The first and second receptacle contacts are engaged with the header contacts of the header assembly. The first receptacle contact of the differential pair is held by the first chicklet and the second receptacle contact of the differential pair is held by the second chicklet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne Samuel Davis
  • Publication number: 20130017721
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly including an interposer having a side surface and an array of electrical contacts exposed along the side surface. The electrical contacts are located within a contact region that extends along the side surface. The electrical contacts are configured to engage an electronic module mounted over the contact region. The connector assembly also includes a shield wall that is attached to and extends along the side surface. The shield wall separates the contact region into shielded sub-regions. The shield wall includes a conductive material and is electrically coupled to the interposer. At least one electrical contact is located within each shielded sub-region. The shield wall extends between adjacent electrical contacts to shield the adjacent electrical contacts from electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Mason, Takeshi Nakashima, Junya Mizushima
  • Patent number: 8348700
    Abstract: A cable connector is disclosed. The cable connector includes a male connector, a female connector, and a metallic shield. The male connector includes a male base and a plurality of male terminals received in the male base. The female connector includes a female base and a plurality of female terminals received in the female base. The male terminals embed in the female terminals. The metallic shield is slidably disposed in the female connector. The metallic shield is attachable to or detachable from the female connector. Since the male connector is covered by the metallic shield for positioning the male connector in the female connector, the male base and the female base are not worn after the female connector and the male connector are attached and detached many times. Accordingly, the male terminals and the female terminals contact well with each other to ensure the performance of the cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-hsien Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120214344
    Abstract: A broadside coupled connector assembly has two sets of conductors, each separate planes. By providing the same path lengths, there is no skew between the conductors of the differential pair and the impedance of those conductors is identical. The conductor sets are formed by embedding the first set of conductors in an insulated housing having a top surface with channels. The second set of conductors is placed within the channels so that no air gaps form between the two sets of conductors. A second insulated housing is filled over the second set of conductors and into the channels to form a completed wafer. The ends of the first and second sets of conductors and the blades are jogged in both an x- and y-coordinate to reduce crosstalk and improve electrical performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, Huilin Ren, Marc B. Cartier, JR., Trent K. Do, Mark W. Gailus
  • Publication number: 20120202380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connection having shielding, in particular a multi-pin, multi-row plug-in connection comprising a male multipoint connector and a female multipoint connector, the plug-in connection comprising signal contacts, which are arranged in a contact pattern of differential pairs and which form a contact group together with an L-shaped shielding element that surrounds the signal contacts, the contact groups being arranged in rows and columns and adjacent contact groups in adjacent columns being offset from each other by a specifiable length dimension in the longitudinal direction of the columns, the plug-in connection being characterized in that the specified length dimension corresponds to approximately half the distance of two adjacent contact groups in a column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: ERNI ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 8226438
    Abstract: A midplane has a first side to which contact ends of a first differential connector are connected and a second side opposite the first side to which contact ends of a second differential connector are connected. The midplane includes a plurality of vias extending from the first side to the second side, with the vias providing first signal launches on the first side and second signal launches on the second side. The first signal launches are provided in a plurality of rows, with each row having first signal launches along a first line and first signal launches along a second line substantially parallel to the first line. The second signal launches are provided in a plurality of columns, with each column having second signal launches along a third line and second signal launches along a fourth line substantially parallel to the third line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus
  • Patent number: 8172615
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for electrically connecting an electronic module to an electrical component. The electrical connector includes an insulator having a module side and an opposite component side. The insulator is configured to extend between the electronic module and the electrical component such that the module side faces the electronic module and the component side faces the electrical component. Electrical contacts are held by the insulator. The electrical contacts include mating segments arranged in an array along the module side of the insulator. The mating segments are configured to mate with mating contacts of the electronic module. The electrical connector further includes a shield having a body that is at least partially electrically conductive. The body of the shield is mounted on the insulator such that the body covers at least a portion of the module side of the insulator. The body of the shield includes an opening defined by at least one interior wall of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffery Walter Mason
  • Patent number: 8167651
    Abstract: High-speed backplane connectors systems for mounting a substrate that are capable of operating at speeds of up to at least 25 Gbps, while in some implementations also providing pin densities of at least 50 pairs of electrical connectors per inch are disclosed. Implementations of the high-speed connector systems may provide ground shields and/or ground structures that substantially encapsulate electrical connector pairs, which may be differential electrical connector pairs, in a three-dimensional manner throughout a backplane footprint, a backplane connector, and a daughtercard footprint. These encapsulating ground shields and/or ground structures prevent undesirable propagation of non-traverse, longitudinal, and higher-order modes when the high-speed backplane connector systems operates at frequencies up to at least 30 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas W. Glover, David W. Helster, Timothy R. Minnick, Chad W. Morgan, Evan C. Wickes
  • Publication number: 20120045935
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a shielding cage, an insulative housing disposed within the shielding cage, at least two rows of terminals secured in the insulative housing and a metal sheet embedded in the insulative housing and disposed between the rows of terminals. An insulative housing defines a mating face and a mounting face perpendicular to the mating face. The metal sheet extends from the mating face to the mounting face and comprises at least one tail extending beyond the mounting face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: George Huanyi Zhang, An-Jen Yang, Gustavo F. Duenas
  • Publication number: 20110230096
    Abstract: An improved open pin field connector is provided for enhanced performance when carrying high speed signals by selective application of one or more techniques for controlling electrical performance parameters. Lossy material may be positioned adjacent to conductive elements of the connector so as to reduce resonance in pairs of conductive elements and/or to provide a desired characteristic impedance for pairs of differential signal conductors. The lossy material may be shaped and positioned to avoid capacitive coupling that might otherwise increase cross talk. In a right angle connector, the lossy material may have a step-wise increase in thickness to provide comparable loss along longer and shorter conductive elements. Conductive elements may be shaped to balance performance characteristics of pairs selected to carry differential signals regardless of orientation along a row or column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Prescott B. Atkinson, Mark W. Gailus, Mark G. Hanrahan
  • Patent number: 8007322
    Abstract: A connector component formed of an insulating material includes a contact member to which a plug side contact member is fitted to establish electrical conduction between the contact member and the plug side contact member. The connector component includes a plurality of openings which are formed in the connector component to penetrate the connector component, a plurality of contacts of the plug side contact member being inserted in the plurality of openings, each opening having an I-shaped cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Okuyama, Satoshi Moriyama, Kiyoshi Sato
  • Patent number: 7963806
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a header connector and a mateable receptacle connector. The header connector includes a number of header contacts each including a contacting section. The receptacle connector includes a mating face and a number of receptacle contacts extending beyond the mating face. The receptacle contacts include a first contact part having a connecting portion, a first arm extending from a front end of the connecting portion along a first direction and a second arm extending from a rear end of the connecting portion along a second direction opposite to the first direction. The first and the second arms are aligned with each other and are configured to engage a common side of the contacting section in the header connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Scott Kline, Howard Wallace Andrews
  • Patent number: 7914328
    Abstract: A shielded connector which makes a shell unnecessary while ensuring a shielding function. A housing holds a housing plurality of contacts each including a contact portion brought into contact with an associated one of contact portions of a plurality of mating contacts. The connector is provided with a shield member including a shield plate body which partitions the contact portions of the contacts into two groups, a first spring portion which is brought into contact with an inner wall surface of a shell of a mating connector, and a second spring portion which is brought into contact with the inner wall surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yukitaka Tanaka, Chikara Kawamura