With Connection Of Shield To Connector Contact Patents (Class 439/607.34)
  • Patent number: 11239578
    Abstract: A connector includes a first housing and a second housing. The connector includes a terminal that is a first terminal disposed in a region opposite to the electronic device, of the second housing, and a terminal that is a second terminal disposed in the region opposite to the electronic device, of the second housing, and disposed adjacent to the first terminal. The connector includes a terminal that is a third terminal disposed in the region opposite to the electronic device, of the second housing, and disposed adjacent to the second terminal along an arrangement direction of the first terminal and the second terminal. The connector includes a first connecting conductor that electrically connects together the first terminal and the second terminal, and electrically connects the first terminal and the second terminal to a first device-side conductor provided in the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Tada, Yoshinao Tatei
  • Patent number: 11183796
    Abstract: A first terminal assembly includes a first terminal and a second terminal. The first terminal includes a first body portion and a first extension arm. The first extension arm includes a first contact portion to contact a second connector. The second terminal includes a second body portion and a second extension arm. The second extension arm includes a second contact portion to contact the second connector. The first contact portion and the second contact portion are arranged in a staggered manner in a left-to-right direction and a top-to-bottom direction perpendicular to a connector mating direction. As a result, a space between the first contact portion and the second contact portion is increased, thereby improving the quality of signal transmission. The present application also relates to a first terminal module, a first connector and a connector assembly with the above-mentioned first terminal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dongguan Luxshare Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Song, Kun Liu
  • Patent number: 11177616
    Abstract: An electrical plug includes a plug housing having a first housing exterior part and a second housing exterior part separate from the first housing exterior part, a protective conductor contact disposed in the plug housing, and a protective conductor connector element disposed in the plug housing. The first housing exterior part and the second housing exterior part are each at least partially made of metal. The protective conductor connector element is connected to the protective conductor contact and is electrically connected to at least one of the first housing exterior part and the second housing exterior part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Industrial GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Edenhofer, Josef Achatz, Philipp Moncher
  • Patent number: 11116073
    Abstract: A connector-cable module includes a multicore cable including first, second, and third signal lines; and a connector connected to one end of the multicore cable and including a board and first, second, and third pads connected to the first, second, and third signal lines and provided on the board. A first signal and a second signal transmitted through the first and second signal lines form a differential signal. The connector is configured such that when a line passes through a first gravity center of the first pad and a second gravity center of the second pad, a foot of a perpendicular drawn from a third gravity center of the third pad to the line is located between the first gravity center and the second gravity center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoshige Yokota, Masaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11018457
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module having a first dielectric frame holding first conductors and a second dielectric frame holding second conductors stacked with the first dielectric frame to form the contact module. The first dielectric frame has insertion loss control windows defining air pockets exposing exposed portions of the corresponding first conductors to air. The size and shape of the insertion loss control windows control insertion loss along the first conductors. The second dielectric frame has insertion loss control windows defining air pockets exposing exposed portions of the corresponding second conductors to air. The size and shape of the insertion loss control windows control insertion loss along the second conductors. The insertion loss control windows of the second dielectric frame are aligned with and are open to the insertion loss control windows of the first dielectric frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Justin Dennis Pickel, Arturo Pachon Munoz, Timothy Robert Minnick
  • Patent number: 10923857
    Abstract: A connector module comprises an insulating body, and further comprises a plurality of signal contact elements and a plurality of shield contact elements forming a connector face configured for establishing electric contact with a counterpart of the connector module. For each of the signal contact elements, there exist two or at most three shield contact elements that are closer to this signal contact element than any signal contact element of the plurality of signal contact elements. The signal contact elements are arranged along a first curve extending in the connector face of the connector module and the shield contact elements are arranged along a second curve extending in the connector face of the connector module, the first curve and the second curve being parallel curves having a predefined normal distance. Viewed along the course of the parallel curves, the signal contact elements and the shield contact elements are arranged alternatingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ODU GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Cornelia Wagner, Stefan Franzl, Markus Seidl
  • Patent number: 10826246
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts retained within the housing as a contact module. The housing includes a base and a mating tongue forwardly extending from the base. The contacts are arranged with two rows contacting sections respectively exposed upon two opposite surfaces of the mating tongue, and one row mounting sections for mounting to a same plane of a printed circuit board. Each contact has a linking section between the contacting section and the mounting section. The contacts are grouped by one grounding contact associated with a pair of neighboring differential pair signal contacts in an isosceles triangular configuration wherein the grounding contact is located at the top apex. The linking section of grounding contact of the outermost group is widened compared with those of the remaining contacts for lowering the corresponding impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: FU DING PRECISION INDUSTRIAL (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei-Liang Zhang, Jian-Long Hu, Xiang-Dong Wang, Dao-Zhen Bian, Wen-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 10756489
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a housing defining a card slot, a terminal module and a grounding member. The terminal module includes two rows of terminals and an insulating base with a first surface, a second surface and end surfaces between and connecting with the first and second surfaces. Each row of terminals includes a plurality of signal terminals and a plurality of grounding terminals. The terminals includes contacting sections extending out the first surface of the insulating base and into the card slot, leg sections extending out the second surface of the insulating base, and connecting sections. The grounding member fitly surrounds the end surfaces of the insulating base and includes a group of first contacting arms and a group of second contacting arms, each grounding terminal is contacted with one first contacting arm and one second contacting arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Lai-Ang Hu, Wen-Jun Tang, Teng Qin, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Patent number: 10581206
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulating housing defining a mating slot, two rows of terminals and a grounding member. Each row of terminals includes grounding terminals and signal terminals. The grounding member includes a first grounding bar and a second grounding bar each defining an upper edge and a lower edge. A plurality of elastic tabs extends from the upper edge and contacting with corresponding grounding terminals. The first and second grounding sides are disposed vertically in a bottom and at an outer side of corresponding row of terminals, and extends along the longitudinal direction of the housing under a condition that the upper edges of the grounding sides are disposed below the inner bottom face of the mating slot. The upper edges are located below the inner bottom face of the mating slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Fang, Wen-Jun Tang, Xiao-Hu Yin
  • Patent number: 10396503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of electrical connectors, and in particular to a differential connector and a housing component thereof. The differential connector comprises a housing component and two or more differential modules. Each differential module comprises an insulator, differential pairs and ground contacts. The housing component comprises a housing. A plugging hole corresponding to a plug-in end of the differential pair is provided on the housing. An end shield corresponding to the plug-in end of the differential pair is provided on the housing. The end shield is provided with a shield groove extending along a plugging direction of the plug-in end of the differential pair. Openings of shield grooves face toward the same direction. The plug-in end of the differential pair is provided in the shield groove so as to be isolated from a plug-in end of an adjacent differential pair of the same differential module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AVIC JONHON OPTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Junfeng Yuan, Lufei Ma, Guoqi Zhou
  • Patent number: 10249990
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal module including an insulative housing and a number of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing, and a shielding shell having a number of lateral walls and enclosing the insulative housing for forming a receiving room. The insulative housing has a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion. The base portion has a mounting portion at a rear end thereof. Each conductive terminal has a contacting portion exposed to the tongue portion, a fixed portion affixed to the base portion and a soldering portion extending rearward from the mounting portion. The shielding shell includes a pair of supporting legs extending upwardly and resisting against the mounting portion. The supporting legs resisting against the mounting portion makes the base portion resist against gravity leading to a positive positioning of the tongue portion without upturning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10153566
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing comprising a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion; a number of upper and low terminals mounted in the insulative housing and exposed to an upper surface and a lower surface of the tongue portion, the upper terminals and the lower terminals being equal in number, both the upper terminals and the lower terminals comprising five intermediate terminals arranged centrally in succession and one grounding terminal spaced from the five intermediate terminals by two terminal positions, each of the five intermediate terminals having a reserved space for not arranging a terminal, the five intermediate terminals comprising an auxiliary terminal; and a shielding plate disposed between the upper terminals and the lower terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian-Li Zhang, Tao Yao, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10141693
    Abstract: An electrical connector for mounting on a printed circuit board includes an insulative housing having an upper contact module and a lower contact module. A row of upper contacts are retained in the upper contact module and a row of lower contacts are retained in the lower contact module. The row of upper contacts and the row of lower contacts includes plural conductive contacts and a pair of grounding contacts located at opposite sides of the conductive contacts. Each conductive contact is covered by matching surfaces of the upper contact module and the lower contact module, and each grounding contact is exposed on the matching surfaces of the upper contact module and the lower contact module. A shielding plate contacts the pair of grounding contacts in an up-to-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Tao Yao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10027065
    Abstract: An electrical connector with an edge protective structure is provided, which includes a shielding housing and a tongue board module. The shielding housing has a receiving space for receiving the tongue board module therein. The tongue board module has an insulated retaining member, a protection board and a plurality of terminals. The insulated retaining member has a front edge and two side edges. The insulated retaining member has a slit, which passes through the front edge and extends toward the two side edges. The protection board is disposed in the slit. The terminals include at least two elongated terminals and at least two shortened terminals. The elongated terminals are used to transmit power or to ground. The protection board has a protrusive edge, which is protruded outside the front edge of the insulated retaining member and is exposed to an outside of the two side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BELLWETHER ELECTRONIC CORP
    Inventor: Hsing-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 9537264
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical connector adapted to connect a cable having a metal braid layer with an electrical apparatus having an apparatus housing. The electrical connector includes a body adapted to be mounted on the apparatus housing; a cover fitted on the body; a metal shielding member fitted on the body and partially covered by the cover; and a terminal module arranged within the body. The terminal module comprises a grounding terminal for a grounding connection via the apparatus housing or a grounding wire of the electrical apparatus and a plurality of signal terminals for supplying electrical current from the cable to the electrical apparatus. The metal shielding member comprises a clamping portion adapted to clamp and electrically contact the metal braid layer and an elastic terminal electrically contacting the grounding terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ning Wang, Xiang Xu, Hongjun Yin
  • Patent number: 9425542
    Abstract: A water-proof connector includes a housing, a plurality of terminals and a waterproof component. The housing has a base portion, a center of a top face of the base portion defines a cavity, a bottom of the cavity defines a plurality of terminal grooves extending frontward and rearward and penetrating a rear face of the base portion. The plurality of terminals are assembled in the terminal grooves of the housing. The waterproof component includes an insulation cover board, a sealing element. The insulation cover board is assembled in the cavity, the sealing element is secondary molded in a rear end of the cavity of the housing and on a rear end of the insulation cover board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Wu, Chao-Yong Ye, Kai-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 9017103
    Abstract: A modular connector assembly includes a housing having a mating end and a mounting end opposite the mating end. The mating end is configured to be mated with a header connector and the mounting end is configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The housing has a plurality of individual chambers separated by chamber walls. Contact assemblies are received in corresponding chambers. Each contact assembly has a dielectric body holding a differential pair of receptacle signal contacts configured to be terminated to the circuit board and mated with corresponding header signal contacts of the header connector. Each contact assembly has a ground shield coupled to an exterior of the dielectric body providing electrical shielding for the differential pair of receptacle signal contacts from other pairs of receptacle signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Samuel Davis, Robert Neil Whiteman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8997345
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an EMI-preventing socket comprises the following steps of providing an EMI-preventing element and a plurality of pins, wherein at least one of the pins is a ground pin; connecting the EMI-preventing element to the ground pin via a direct physical connection; providing a mold; placing the EMI-preventing element, the ground pin and the remaining pins of the plurality of pins in the mold, wherein the EMI-preventing element surrounds the pins in the mold; and providing a molding material into the mold to cover the plurality of pins and to cover a joint of the EMI-preventing element and the ground pin to form a socket body of the EMI-preventing socket. Parts of the EMI-preventing element and one end of each of the plurality of pins is exposed out of the socket body of the EMI-preventing socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Delta Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Gang Liu
  • Patent number: 8986050
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, a connector includes a connector module and a set of conductive connectors coupled to the connector module. The set of conductive connectors is configured to electrically couple to a set of contacts of a memory module. The connector also includes a ground contact coupled to the connector module. The ground contact is configured to be coupled to a ground of the memory module and to a conductive shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sandisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony King, Robert C. Miller, Suresh Upadhyayula
  • Publication number: 20140370750
    Abstract: An apparatus is described herein. The apparatus includes a receptacle to receive a plug to couple a peripheral device to a computing device. The apparatus includes a ground contact of a printed circuit board of the computing device. The apparatus includes a shield communicatively coupled to the ground contact, wherein the shield is to reduce radio frequency interference (RFI) from an interface between the plug and the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: PUJITHA DAVULURI, CHUNG-HAO J. CHEN, KUAN-YU CHEN
  • Patent number: 8894443
    Abstract: A board-mountable connector is provided. The connector includes a shield and an insulative housing with a tongue. Terminals are supported by the housing in two rows and the rows extend from a mating interface to a board mounting interface. The terminals may be mounted to the board via surface mount technology in two rows that are at about 0.4 mm pitch. The two rows of terminals are configured in a signal, signal, ground triangular configuration so as to provide a triangular terminal arrangement that extends from the mating interface to the mounting interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott D. Sommers, Kent E. Regnier, Michael R. Kamarauskas, Emanuel G. Banakis, Galen F. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20140302712
    Abstract: A cable portion comprising a databus line (54) having one or more subscriber lines (52) connected thereto by a coupler device. The databus line and the subscriber line(s) each comprise a twisted pair of conductors protected by shielding. The coupler device comprises a coupler (53) providing data transmission between the two parts of the databus line and between the databus line and the subscriber line(s), and connectors (56A, 56B, 58) serve to connect the databus line with the subscriber line(s) in reversible manner. The coupler device presents weight of less than 70 g and is held by means of a fastener collar that enables the cable portion to be put into place in particularly practical manner in order to constitute a data transmission circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Gilles Rouchaud, Christophe Coffinet
  • Publication number: 20140295705
    Abstract: A crosstalk-proof receptacle connector has multiple insulative boards, multiple sets of terminals, multiple sets of shielding plates and an outer casing. The insulative boards are arranged abreast. The sets of the terminals are mounted respectively in the insulative boards. The terminals of each set are classified into signal terminals and grounding terminals. Each set of the shielding plates is mounted on one of two opposite sides of a corresponding insulative board. The shielding plates of each set are spaced apart without contacting one another. Each shielding plate has multiple folding sections capable of interrupting signal noise. The outer casing covers the insulative boards to combine the insulative boards. The sets of the shielding plates decrease signal interference of the receptacle connector and improve signal transmission efficiency and stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ching LEE, Jian-Li GUAN, Ya-Ping LIANG, Yao-Te WANG
  • Publication number: 20140295706
    Abstract: A plug connector featuring shielding of the signal contacts that are arranged in a contact pattern of differential pairs and that form a contact group together with a shielding element surrounding same. The contact groups are arranged in rows and columns. Each shielding contact includes a shielding element and at least one shielding contact element. Each signal contact includes a blade element and a signal contact element. All shielding contact elements within a row are aligned in a straight line. Each of the signal contact elements of each differential pair are aligned in a straight line that forms a 45° angle with the straight line of the shielding contact elements within the row. An arrangement can be made from two such plug connectors and a circuit board, wherein the two plug connectors are rotated 90° relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ERNI Production GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 8840431
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a backplane connector having a housing, signal contacts held by the housing and shield plates held by the housing. The housing includes a front and a rear. The housing includes signal channels extending along mating axes thereof between the front and the rear. The signal channels receive corresponding signal contacts. The housing includes slots that receive the shield plates. The signal contacts extend along the mating axes and are arranged in pairs carrying differential signals. The shield plates are electrically conductive and extend generally parallel to the mating axes between corresponding pairs of signal contacts to entirely peripherally surround the pairs of signal contacts to provide electrical shielding for the pairs of signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hung Thai Nguyen, Keith Edwin Miller
  • Patent number: 8822855
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing having two side walls of which an inside defines an inserting fillister, electrical terminals including a switch terminal which has a first contact arm and a first contact tail protruding from a free end of the first contact arm, and an upper shielding shell covered on the insulating housing and having two side plates of which one is die-cut to form a connecting slice inserted in the inserting fillister. A bottom of the connecting slice is bent inward to form a ground slice. The card connector utilizes the cooperation of a controlling switch of an electronic card and the first contact arm to control connection and disconnection between the first contact tail and the ground slice so as to further control a write procedure of the electronic card, wherein the controlling switch is movable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Proconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Jung Chan, Ta-Chih Yu
  • Patent number: 8821186
    Abstract: A universal serial bus connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of terminals disposed to the insulating housing, a dielectric base, a first shielding shell surrounding the insulating housing, and a second shielding shell. Each of the terminals has a fastening portion, and a soldering portion slantwise extending upward and rearward from a rear end of the fastening portion to be exposed behind the insulating housing. The dielectric base disposed to a rear end of the insulating housing defines a plurality of rows of insertion slots and resisting surfaces exposed behind the insulating housing. The soldering portions are inserted into the insertion slots and abut against the resisting surfaces. The second shielding shell disposed to rear ends of the insulating housing and the first shielding shell includes a first main board and a second main board parallel with the soldering portions abutting against the resisting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rong Qin Lan
  • Patent number: 8801466
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrical distribution device (10), e.g. a distribution piece, for connection to line and/or connecting devices (12) having shielding devices (18), wherein the distribution device (10) having a conductive housing (20) for forming a shielding, and at least one conductor track mount (26, 28), arranged in the housing (20), for connection of line and/or connecting devices (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Wimmer, Martin Kneidl
  • Patent number: 8777666
    Abstract: A plug connector module that includes a metal frame having a base portion, an insertion end and a cavity that extends from the base portion into the insertion end. The insertion end is configured to be inserted into a cavity of a corresponding receptacle connector. A substrate extends through the base portion of the frame and into the insertion end. A first plurality of external contacts is positioned in a first opening and a second plurality of contacts positioned within a second opening. One or more electronic components is coupled to the substrate, and a first encapsulant that covers and environmentally seals the one or more electronic components. A second encapsulant covers and environmentally seals a metal shield and at least a portion of a leg that extends from the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Craig M. Stanley, Paul J. Thompson, Warren Z. Jones, Ibuki Kamei
  • Publication number: 20140187086
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a metallic shell defining a mating cavity opening forwards, a terminal module assembly received in the metallic shell, and a shielding plate being located between an upper surface and a lower surface of the terminal module assembly. The terminal module assembly defines a front region exposed in the mating cavity to function as a mating tongue. The terminal module assembly defines an insulator associated with a plurality of contacts with corresponding contacting sections exposed upon opposite upper and lower faces of the mating tongue, the contacts are categorized with differential pairs and grounding contacts. The shielding plate defines a main plate and grounding fingers split from the main plate to directly touch with corresponding grounding contacts. The shielding plate is embedded with the terminal module assembly and the grounding fingers of the shielding plate are fixed with the insulator of the terminal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: TERRANCE F. LITTLE, AN-JEN YANG, CHIEN-PING KAO, YU-HSU CHEN, HSUEH-LUNG HSIAO, KUO-CHUN HSU
  • Publication number: 20140120770
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a backplane connector having a housing, signal contacts held by the housing and shield plates held by the housing. The housing includes a front and a rear. The housing includes signal channels extending along mating axes thereof between the front and the rear. The signal channels receive corresponding signal contacts. The housing includes slots that receive the shield plates. The signal contacts extend along the mating axes and are arranged in pairs carrying differential signals. The shield plates are electrically conductive and extend generally parallel to the mating axes between corresponding pairs of signal contacts to entirely peripherally surround the pairs of signal contacts to provide electrical shielding for the pairs of signal contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hung Thai Nguyen, Keith Edwin Miller
  • Publication number: 20140073183
    Abstract: A plug connector module that includes a metal frame having a base portion, an insertion end and a cavity that extends from the base portion into the insertion end. The insertion end is configured to be inserted into a cavity of a corresponding receptacle connector. A substrate extends through the base portion of the frame and into the insertion end. A first plurality of external contacts is positioned in a first opening and a second plurality of contacts positioned within a second opening. One or more electronic components is coupled to the substrate, and a first encapsulant that covers and environmentally seals the one or more electronic components. A second encapsulant covers and environmentally seals a metal shield and at least a portion of a leg that extends from the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Craig M. Stanley, Paul J. Thompson, Warren Z. Jones, Ibuki Kamei
  • Publication number: 20130210273
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) comprises an insulative housing, a number of contacts (2) received in the insulative housing, a printed circuit board (3) electrically connected with the contacts, a metallic shell (4) enclosing the insulative housing, and a cable. The contacts have signal contacts and grounding contacts. The printed circuit board defines a number of first conductive pads soldering with the contacts and a number of second conductive pads. The cable is soldering with the second conductive pads of the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board also has at least one third conductive pad (33) electrically connected with the grounding contact, and the metallic shell has at least one extension portion (423) connected with the third conductive pad. The extension portion is curved and extends into a U-shaped receiving portion (422) of the metallic shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: JIANG-HONG WU, QING-MAN ZHU, CHIEN-CHIUNG WANG
  • Patent number: 8506332
    Abstract: A board-mountable connector is provided. The connector includes a shield and an insulative housing with a tongue. Terminals are supported by the housing in two rows and the rows extend from a mating interface to a board mounting interface. The terminals may be mounted to the board via surface mount technology in two rows that are at about 0.4 mm pitch. The two rows of terminals are configured in a signal, signal, ground triangular configuration so as to provide a triangular terminal arrangement that extends from the mating interface to the mounting interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott D. Sommers, Kent E. Regnier, Michael R. Kamarauskas, Emanuel G. Banakis, Galen F. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20130189878
    Abstract: A cable-to-board connector includes a plug connector and a receptacle connector. The plug connector includes a plug housing, a plurality of plug terminals disposed in the plug housing, and a plug shielding shell surrounding the plug housing. At least two buckling blocks protrude oppositely from two outer surfaces of two opposite sides of the plug shielding shell. The receptacle connector includes a receptacle housing, a plurality of receptacle terminals disposed in the receptacle housing, and a receptacle shielding shell defining a receptacle accommodating space therein. The receptacle housing is inserted in a front of the receptacle accommodating space. Each side of the receptacle shielding shell defines at least one second buckling hole. A rear inner periphery of the receptacle shielding shell is attached to a front outer periphery of the plug shielding shell with the buckling blocks being buckled in the second buckling holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rong-Qin Lan, Li-Jun Xu, Ming-Han Lin
  • Publication number: 20130149902
    Abstract: An object is to provide a board-mounted connector which has an assembly fitting opening provided on the attachment surface side of an external shield shell onto a circuit board such that a housing assembly can be fit from the assembly fitting opening into the external shield shell, and is capable of improving the ease of assembling the housing assembly. In a board-mounted connector 1A, a housing assembly 21A to be fit from an assembly fitting opening 34 provided at an external shield shell 11A into the external shield shell 11A is made by integrally forming an internal housing 23 that accommodates a plurality of connection terminal members 22 and an external housing 26 that covers the outer circumference of the internal housing 23 and accommodates and holds the internal shield shell 25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8403704
    Abstract: A connection device includes a male connector furnished with several identical male contact pins and a female connector comprising a body in which reception sockets are formed designed to receive male contact pins. The body of the female connector is cased in an outer shielding element, and at least one of the identical male contact pins, called the ground pin, is arranged so as to be in contact with at least one flexible strip of the shielding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Christophe Marchetti, Pierre Lempereur de Guerny
  • Patent number: 8398434
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes contact modules each having a dielectric frame and contacts held by the dielectric frame. The contacts are arranged along a contact plane within the frame. The dielectric frame includes frame members connected by connecting segments. The frame has windows between the frame members located between adjacent contacts. Holders support corresponding contact modules. The holders are electrically grounded. The holders each have a support wall and tabs that extend outward from the support wall. The contact modules are coupled to the holders such that the tabs are received in the windows to provide shielding within the contact modules. The holders are coupled together such that the contact modules are stacked together with the tabs of at least some of the holders that extend into the contact module held by the adjacent holder and across the contact plane defined by the contact module of the adjacent holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Samuel Davis, Robert Neil Whiteman, Jr., Timothy R. Minnick
  • Publication number: 20130065441
    Abstract: A connector structure includes an enclosure; a plurality of ground units arranged in the enclosure and respectively including a carrier plate and a plurality of ground terminals electrically connected to one another and associated with the carrier plate; a plurality of signal units arranged in the enclosure side by side to locate between any two adjacent ones of the ground units, and the signal units respectively including a carrier plate and a plurality of signal terminals associated with the carrier plate; and a ground connecting member connected to the carrier plates of the ground units and the signal units. With these arrangements, the connector has simple structure and can be easily assembled for use, and the ground units are connected to the ground connecting member to thereby effectively prevent electromagnetic interference during signal transmission and ensure increased transmission rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: ALL BEST ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FENNY YANG
  • Publication number: 20130065439
    Abstract: A connector structure includes an enclosure; a plurality of ground units arranged in the enclosure and respectively including a carrier plate and a plurality of ground terminals electrically connected to one another and associated with the carrier plate; a plurality of signal units arranged in the enclosure side by side to locate between any two adjacent ones of the ground units, and the signal units respectively including a carrier plate and a plurality of signal terminals associated with the carrier plate; and a ground connecting member connected to the carrier plates of the ground units and the signal units. With these arrangements, the connector has simple structure and can be easily assembled for use, and the ground units are connected to the ground connecting member to thereby effectively prevent electromagnetic interference during signal transmission and ensure increased transmission rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: FENNY YANG
  • Publication number: 20130065440
    Abstract: A connector structure includes an enclosure; a plurality of ground units arranged in the enclosure and respectively including a plate portion and a plurality of ground terminals electrically connected to one another and associated with the plate portion; a plurality of signal units arranged in the enclosure side by side to locate between the ground units, and respectively including a plate portion and a plurality of signal terminals associated with the plate portion; a ground connecting member connected to the plate portions of the ground units and the signal units; and a circuit board located at a bottom of the enclosure for engaging with the ground and signal terminals. With these arrangements, the connector has simple structure and can be easily assembled for use, and the ground units are connected to the ground connecting member to thereby effectively prevent electromagnetic interference during signal transmission and ensure increased transmission rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: FENNY YANG
  • Publication number: 20130059461
    Abstract: An anti-electromagnetic interference electrical connector having a terminal assembly is provided. The anti-EMI electrical connector includes an electrical insulation case, plural first terminals, and plural second terminals. The electrical insulation case includes a slot. Each first terminal is disposed in the electrical insulation case and includes a contact end located in the slot. Each second terminal is disposed in the electrical insulation case and in a staggered manner with the first terminals. Each second terminal includes a body and a first extended portion. The body is located in the electrical insulation case and includes a connection end located in the slot. The first extended portion extends from the body and an included angle is defined between the first extended portion and the body. The first extended portion isolates the first terminals adjacent to each of the second terminals by increasing a lateral projected area of the second terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kuo-Chi Lee, Chin-Huang Lin
  • Publication number: 20130017724
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an EMI-preventing socket comprises the following steps of: providing an EMI-preventing element and a plurality of pins that include a ground pin; connecting a connecting portion of the EMI-preventing element to the ground pin; providing a mold; placing the EMI-preventing element, the ground pin and the other pins in the mold in such a manner that the EMI-preventing element surrounds the pins; and providing a molding material into the mold to wrap the pins, and a joint of the connection portion of the EMI-preventing element and the ground pin to form a socket body of the EMI-preventing socket. Parts of the EMI-preventing element and one ends of the pins are exposed out of the socket body of the EMI-preventing socket. An EMI-preventing socket made by the manufacturing method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Gang LIU
  • Publication number: 20120315791
    Abstract: Provided is a connector including a plug and a receptacle which are adapted to be fitted together. The plug includes a plate-like or sheet-like connection object, a ground shell which is disposed on one surface side of the connection object so as to be spaced apart therefrom, and a guide covering front end portions of the connection object and the ground shell. The receptacle includes contacts and an actuator having a cam operating portion which is made of a material different from that of the ground shell. When the actuator is operated in a state where the plug and the receptacle are fitted together, the cam operating portion is rotated on the ground shell to press the connection object onto the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yosuke HONDA
  • Patent number: 8317528
    Abstract: An intelligent electrical includes a metallic shielding case, an insulating main body, plural conducting terminals and at least one detecting element. The metallic shielding case includes a receiving space and at least one elastic sustaining element. The insulating main body includes a first body part and a second body part. The first body part is accommodated within the receiving space. The second body part is exposed outside the metallic shielding case. The detecting element is disposed on the second body part, arranged beside the elastic sustaining element of the metallic shielding case, and selectively contacted with or separated from the elastic sustaining element. When the elastic sustaining element is contacted with the detecting element, the electricity is permitted to be transmitted through the intelligent electrical connector. Whereas, when the elastic sustaining element is separated from the detecting element, the electricity fails to be transmitted through the intelligent electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Yao Chen, Jui-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 8303341
    Abstract: A connector includes female and male connectors. The female connector includes a housing having a groove recessed from a front surface of the housing, a signal terminal including a signal contact section provided at a first wall of the groove and an external connection section connected with the signal contact section and protruding out of the housing through a rear surface of the housing, and a grounding terminal including a grounding contact section provided at an opposing wall facing the first wall of the groove and a grounding connection section connected with the grounding contact section, the grounding connection section extending out of the groove at the front surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Yeon Won, OckJin Kim
  • Publication number: 20120276757
    Abstract: A shield is made of a conductive material and used to cover a connector fixed to a circuit board. The shield includes a shield body, a contact portion and a lock portion. The shield body covers an outside of the connector. The contact portion projects from the shield body toward inside of the shield body to contact a ground terminal of the connector. The contact portion is elastically deformable and applies a pressing force toward the connector. The lock portion projects from the shield body toward outside of the shield body. The lock portion is brought into contact with the connector by a reaction force exerted to the shield body due to the pressing force, thereby to restrict the shield body from being moved relative to the connector due to the reaction force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kimihiro MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 8282406
    Abstract: An electrical connector having electrostatic discharge protection comprises a body and an electrostatic discharge dissipative element. The body defines a socket having electrical contacts configured to make electrical contact with electrical contacts along a bottom surface of a component module when the component module is inserted in the socket. The electrostatic discharge dissipative element is configured to make contact with the electrical contacts along the bottom surface of the component module before the electrical contacts along the bottom surface of the component module make contact with the electrical contacts of the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David A Pipho, David W Kuehl, Patrick R Conway
  • Publication number: 20120184140
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes contact modules each having a dielectric frame and contacts held by the dielectric frame. The contacts are arranged along a contact plane within the frame. The dielectric frame includes frame members connected by connecting segments. The frame has windows between the frame members located between adjacent contacts. Holders support corresponding contact modules. The holders are electrically grounded. The holders each have a support wall and tabs that extend outward from the support wall. The contact modules are coupled to the holders such that the tabs are received in the windows to provide shielding within the contact modules. The holders are coupled together such that the contact modules are stacked together with the tabs of at least some of the holders that extend into the contact module held by the adjacent holder and across the contact plane defined by the contact module of the adjacent holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: WAYNE SAMUEL DAVIS, ROBERT NEIL WHITEMAN, JR., TIMOTHY R. MINNICK
  • Patent number: 8133078
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a set of first terminals for eSATA and a set of second terminals for USB. The housing defines a mating cavity with a front opening and a mating tongue in the mating cavity, the mating tongue defines a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. Each of the first terminals includes a first contacting section disposed on the first mating face, a second contacting section bending from the first contacting section to be in the second mating face and a leg portion. Each of the second contacts includes a contacting section disposed on the second mating face and a leg portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Nan Lin, Hung-Chi Yu, Kuo-Chun Hsu, Jui-Kuang Chung