Panel Mounted Connector Which Receives Edge Of Panel Circuit Patents (Class 439/62)
  • Patent number: 10716213
    Abstract: To eliminate signal loss and sources of signal attenuation, a connection methodology is utilized which enables high-speed signals to be directly communicated from particular integrated circuits housed on a printed circuit board, to other locations within a system. More specifically, a signal escape strategy directly connects a high-speed cable to a point on the circuit board which is very close to the integrated circuit itself. A back-side connection methodology is utilized so that electrical signals pass directly from the integrated circuit through a via, to a connection point on the backside of the circuit board. To accommodate this connection, a specially designed interposer and related paddle cards are utilized so the high-speed communication cable can be easily attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Hyunjun Kim, Andy Becker, Jim Fitzke, Brad Smith, Paul Wildes
  • Patent number: 10651618
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electrical connection device and a plug assembly, the electrical connection device comprises a receptacle assembly and a plug assembly. The receptacle assembly comprises a cage and a connector. The plug assembly comprises an outer housing and a communication module provided in the outer housing. The outer housing has a main body which can be inserted into the cage along the mating direction to be mated with the connector. The receptacle assembly is provided with at least one guide groove extending along the mating direction, and the outer housing of the plug assembly is provided with at least one guide block protruding from the main body to correspond to the at least one guide groove, when the plug assembly is mated with the receptacle assembly, the at least one guide block enters into the corresponding guide groove along the mating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Bing-Jyun Wang
  • Patent number: 10585833
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for enabling a flexible PCIe topology in a computing system. The flexible PCIe topology can allow a user to adjust PCIe connections between CPUs and components of the computing system based upon a specific application. In some implementations, the computing system comprises a plurality of CPUs, a plurality of GPUs or Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), a plurality of PCIe switches, and a plurality of network interface controllers (NICs). In some implementations, the computing system comprises a switch circuit to connect the plurality of CPUs, the plurality of PCIe switches, and the plurality of NICs. The switch circuit comprises a plurality of inputs and a plurality of outputs to connect the plurality of CPUs, the plurality of PCIe switches and the plurality of NICs. Connection routes within the switch circuit can be adjusted to set a specific PCIe topology of the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Yu-Chen Lien
  • Patent number: 10553971
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a contact assembly received in a cavity of a housing. The contact assembly has a contact positioner holding upper and lower contacts. The contact positioner has an upper wall with upper contact channels holding mating beams of the upper contacts and a lower wall with lower contact channels holding mating beams of the lower contacts. A positioner card slot is defined between the walls receiving a card edge of a module circuit board. The upper wall has pre-load beams in the upper contact channels engaging the mating beams of the upper contacts to pre-load the upper contacts in an inward biasing direction and the lower wall has pre-load beams in the lower contact channels engaging the mating beams of the lower contacts to pre-load the lower contacts in an inward biasing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Michael Eugene Shirk, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 10468823
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1), and a number of contacts received therein. The contacts include a pair of first and second grounding contacts (212, 222), and a pair of first and second signal contacts (211, 221). Each of the first signal and grounding contacts includes a first contact portion (213), a first mounting portion (214), a first horizontal portion (215), and a first connecting portion (216). Each of the second signal and grounding contacts includes a second contact portion (223), a second mounting portion (224), and a second horizontal portion (225). A first distance (d1) between the first connecting portion and the second mounting portion is greater than a second distance (d2) between the first and second horizontal portions, and is also greater than a third distance (d3) between the first and second mounting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Kuei-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10420232
    Abstract: A DIN rail device mount system includes a base, a module and a locking mechanism. The base is configured to be mounted on a DIN rail. The base defines a receiver slot. The module is configured to be removably mounted in the receiver slot to form a DIN rail mount assembly. The locking mechanism includes: a lock member having opposed proximal and distal ends and including an integral lock member latch feature on its distal end, wherein the lock member is pivotally connected to the base at its proximal end to pivot between a closed position and an open position; and an integral module latch feature on the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Raycap, Surge Protective Devices, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sebastjan Kamen{hacek over (s)}ek, Milenko Vukotić, Igor Juri{hacek over (c)}ev, Jure Vrhunc, Tadej Knez
  • Patent number: 10270191
    Abstract: Provided is a plug and a connector assembly, which belong the technical field of connectors. The plug includes an insulating body, a cable and a circuit board. The insulating body includes a body part and a mating part which extends forwardly from the body part. The cable and the circuit board are electrically connected. The circuit board has an inserting part which protrudes forwardly out of the mating part. An outer side of the mating part is provided with a limiting groove and a guiding wall disposed within the limiting groove, and the guiding wall is adjacent to the inserting part and is capable of guiding insertion of the plug into a socket and preventing the plug from shaking in an up-down direction and/or in a left-right direction when the plug is inserted into the socket. The connector assembly includes the plug and the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LUXSHARE PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tiesheng Li, Long Jin, Qiongnan Chen, Zhaolong Zeng
  • Patent number: 10050369
    Abstract: A terminal module comprises a connecting element having second and third slots; a second terminal unit disposed at the second slots; a third terminal unit disposed at the third slots and opposite the second terminal unit; a first terminal module disposed beneath the connecting element to clamp the second terminal unit and comprising a first terminal unit; and a fourth terminal module disposed on the connecting element to clamp the third terminal unit and comprising a fourth terminal unit opposite the first terminal unit. The second and third terminal units are disposed behind the first and fourth terminal units. A ground terminal and two signal terminals are disposed at one or two sides of the first, second, third and/or fourth terminal units. The ground terminal is the outermost one. An electrical connector is provided and comprises a casing and the terminal module disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haven Yang
  • Patent number: 9870035
    Abstract: A device is described. The device includes a daughterboard having a first distinct side and a second distinct side. A first connector on the first distinct side is attached to a first baseboard. A second connector on the second distinct side is attached to a second baseboard. A method for attaching a daughterboard to a second device is described. Connectors are included on opposing distinct sides of the daughterboard. The second device includes baseboards mechanically secured in parallel by lead screw actuators. As part of the method, the lead screw actuators are actuated so as to move the baseboards away from each other. A first connector is attached to one of the baseboards. The lead screw actuators are again actuated so as to move the baseboards toward each other until a second connector is brought into attachment with the other of the baseboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Birke, Yiyu L. Chen, Martin L. Schmatz
  • Patent number: 9819104
    Abstract: A connector is attachable to an object having a lock portion. The connector includes a housing and a frame. The housing has a press portion and a support portion. The housing is fixed to the object under an attached state where the connector is attached to the object. The frame has a supported portion, a pressed portion and a locked portion. When the connector is in the attached state, the supported portion is positioned between the pressed portion and the locked portion in a front-rear direction and is supported from below by the support portion in an up-down direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction. Under the attached state, the pressed portion is pressed by the press portion from above. Under the attached state, the locked portion applies a force to the lock portion from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Ichikawa, Takamitsu Wada, Shinya Hattori
  • Patent number: 9780465
    Abstract: An angled circuit board connector includes a unitary connector block having first and second board-contacting faces. The first and second board-contacting faces are arranged relative to each other at an operative angle. The connector block includes a block body. The first and second board-contacting faces face outward from the block body. A first connector port is located on the first board-contacting face. A second connector port is located on the second board-contacting face. A connector trace extends through at least a portion of the block body between the first and second board-contacting faces. The connector trace electrically connects the first and second connector ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Hartman
  • Patent number: 9357656
    Abstract: A method for solderless electrical press-fit contacting of electrically conductive press-fit pins in circuit boards include: providing a circuit board having a thickness, at least one electrical conductor path, and a contacting opening guided perpendicularly through the circuit board and having a metallized inner wall; providing an electrically conductive press-fit pin having a longitudinal axis and having a press-fit region suitable for press-fitting into the contacting opening and having a substantially round cross section; and press-fitting the press-fit pin into the contacting opening by applying onto the press-fit pin a force acting along the longitudinal axis of the press-fit pin, press-fitting being assisted by the application of ultrasound acting on the press-fit pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Patrik Patzner, Carsten Kaschube, Christoph Gmelin, Andreas Otto, Markus Reinhard, Ronny Wolf
  • Patent number: 9335797
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) support system includes a guide attachable to a housing of a computing assembly that includes a motherboard and a daughterboard, the guide including a locking assembly that includes a notch and a surface angled toward the notch and is biased to snap over a portion of a side edge of the daughterboard received into the notch; and a PCB support attachable to a surface of the motherboard, the PCB support including a cleft sized to support a bottom edge of the daughterboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Spaulding, Winnie Leung
  • Patent number: 9300103
    Abstract: Electrical connectors that are mating compatible with the MicroTCA® standard and configured to be mounted to an underlying substrate are provided. Certain of the electrical connectors can be configured to be mounted to a substrate configured in accordance with the MicroTCA® press fit footprint. Additionally, electrical connectors that are mating compatible with the MicroTCA® standard and configured to be mounted to respective alternative footprints, and substrates configured in accordance with the respective alternative footprints are provided. The disclosed electrical connectors and corresponding substrate footprints can operate to transmit data at speed up to and in excess of 25 Gigabits per second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Madhumitha Rengarajan
  • Patent number: 9281332
    Abstract: In a package process of backside illumination image sensor, a wafer including a plurality of pads is provided. A first carrier is processed to form a plurality of blind vias therein. The first carrier is adhered to the wafer so that the blind vias face to the pads correspondingly. A spacing layer is formed and a plurality of sensing components are disposed. A second carrier is adhered on the spacing layer. Subsequently, a carrier thinning process is performed so that the blind vias become the through holes. An insulating layer is formed on the first carrier. An electrically conductive layer is formed on the insulating layer and filled in the though holes to electrically connect to the pads. The package process can achieve the exact alignment of the through holes and the pads, thereby increasing the package efficiency and improving the package quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: XENOGENIC DEVELOPMENT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventor: Wen-Hsiung Chang
  • Patent number: 9066434
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a substrate whereon a sunken portion is formed. The circuit board further includes a gold finger structure disposed inside the sunken portion. A height difference is formed between a top surface of the gold finger structure and a surface of the substrate substantially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Liang Ku, Ko-Chin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150147895
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for converting signals routed through a fabric assembly. In some examples, a connector housing may house a paddle card having a first edge portion coupled to a twin-axial cable having first signal pathways capable of routing first signals to/from a fabric controller integrated with a processor/processor package. The paddle card may have a second edge portion that may couple with an external fabric connector including a second plurality of signal pathways. In some examples, first signals received at the first edge portion may be converted to second signals following a coupling of the second edge portion with the external fabric connector. The second signals may then be routed via the second signal pathways included in and/or coupled with the external fabric connector. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Glen Hanna
  • Patent number: 9033714
    Abstract: Provided is a connector to be securely fixed on a board, especially, the connector having a high-strength shell prevented from detached from the connector. The connector has a mating portion, a plurality of the contacts, a holding member holding the contacts and a shell and to be connected with a mating connector in a front-back direction. The mating portion is positioned in forward part of the connector. The holding member is formed with a protrusive portion protruding backward. The protrusive portion is formed with a receiving portion. An edge of the shell is formed a stopper portion. The stopper portion and the receiving portion face to each other in the front-back direction. The contact has a contact-fixing portion fixed on the board. The shell has a shell-fixing portion fixed on the board. A distance between the shell-fixing portion and the mating portion is larger than another distance between the contact-fixing portion and the mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, JAE TAIWAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Kimura, Yohei Yokoyama, Kouji Kawase, Masafumi Kodera
  • Publication number: 20150126048
    Abstract: A data storage connecting device includes a circuit board, a first connector, a second connector and a third connector. The circuit board has a first connecting end and a second connecting end. The first connector and a second connector are both disposed on the first connecting end and respectively at two sides of a long axis of the circuit board, a location of the second connector connecting with a data storage device being opposite to that of the first connector connecting with another data storage device. The third connector is disposed on the second connecting end for transmitting data from two data storage devices connected to the first connector and the second connector, respectively, via the circuit to a server device, or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Super Micro Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. CHEN, Lawrence H. LIANG, Lawrence K.W. LAM, Shen PING
  • Patent number: 9015931
    Abstract: A retention-extraction device is provided for a removable card in a chassis. The device includes an actuation rod having a cam slot, the actuation rod configured to provide linear movement along the length of the actuation rod, and an extraction lever operatively connected to a proximal end of the actuation rod and pivotally secured to the chassis. The device also includes a bell crank with a cam follower that is configured to ride in the cam slot and a latch hook that pivots between an open and closed position based on the motion of the bell crank. The linear movement of the actuation rod causes the extraction lever to apply a force to a portion of the card and causes the latch hook to pivot to an open position to allow removal of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Boetzer
  • Patent number: 8979550
    Abstract: An electronic structure (for example a reliability board or a cycling control module) has a body including a body portion insertable into a connector. A plurality of contact structures are provided on a side of the body portion, each contact structure comprising a first contact and a second contact spaced from the first contact, with the first and second contacts of each contact structure being aligned in the direction of insertion of the body portion into the connector. A corresponding second plurality of contact structures is provided on a side of the body portion opposite the first—mentioned side. These contacts connect with respective corresponding contacts of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Spansion LLC
    Inventors: Che Seong Law, Kaneasan Edumban
  • Publication number: 20140342580
    Abstract: A device connects a computer network cable transceiver to a printed circuit board. The device includes a high-profile connector body that mounts to a printed circuit board. The height of the device above the printed circuit board is greater than the width of the device on the printed circuit board. The device has a receiving element that receives and electrically connects the network cable transceiver to an electrical connection element. The rotated aspect of this device controls the profile of the network cable transceiver that is inserted into the device. The electrical connection element is mechanically and electrically attached to the printed circuit board to enable data transfer to and from the network cable transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. J. Hogan
  • Publication number: 20140308823
    Abstract: A system is provided for protecting a signal within an electronic device. Such a system includes a connector and a printed circuit. The connector has a generally rectangular parallelepiped shape and includes: at its base, at least one solder termination corresponding to a contact region conveying the signal to be protected; and a slot for inserting a printed circuit. The printed circuit is housed in the insertion slot and shaped so that it covers the solder termination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Stephane Pavageau, Eric Bonnet
  • Patent number: 8853545
    Abstract: A test card includes a substrate and a goldfinger structure disposed on a side of the substrate. The goldfinger structure includes a first conductive section and a second conductive section. The first conductive section is inserted into a slot of a socket for electrically connecting to the socket. The second conductive section is connected to the first conductive section in a separable manner, and the second conductive section is inserted into the slot of the socket for electrically connecting to the socket after the first conductive section is cut for separating from the second conductive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuei-Yung Cheng, Yao-Quan Hu
  • Patent number: 8839513
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a concave connector substrate includes: a step of preparing a guide substrate having a guide/holding region that guides a plate-shaped connector to a connection position and a cut portion; a step of arranging and aligning two wiring substrates, each having wiring lines and through hole connection portions that are electrically connected to the wiring lines, with both surfaces of the guide substrate, and applying an adhesive to a predetermined region of the guide substrate to bond the wiring substrates to the guide substrate; a step of bending a portion of the wiring substrate toward the inside of the cut portion of the guide substrate and bringing the wiring lines disposed in the bent portion into pressure contact with the inside of the cut portion; and a step of removing a section inside the cut portion to form the guide/holding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140273549
    Abstract: A system for measuring an analyte of interest in a biological fluid includes a test strip for receiving a sample of the biological fluid having multiple contacts formed thereon. A test device includes a circuit board having multiple conducting strips. A connector assembly is fixed to the circuit board and receives the test strip as the test strip moves in an insertion direction to a test position. The connector assembly includes a connector assembly body and multiple conductors. Each of the conductors includes a conductor contact body fixedly connected to the connector assembly body, and a contact arm integrally connected to the conductor contact body and freely extending entirely in the insertion direction. The contact arm is deflected when directly contacted by one of the multiple contacts of the test strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew C. Sauers
  • Patent number: 8834181
    Abstract: A straddle mount electrical connector with fusible elements is provided. The electrical connector can include a connector housing including a housing body that supports element support members that define a receptacle configured to receive a complementary electrical component therein. Each element support member can support a respective plurality of fusible elements, and each fusible element can be connected to a respective electrical contact supported by the connector housing. The pluralities of fusible elements can define a mounting interface of the electrical connector. The mounting interface can be configured to receive printed circuit boards of varying thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: John P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8834183
    Abstract: A board-to-board connector includes a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector includes a plurality of beam parts having a metal plate and an insulating layer formed on the metal plate and a plurality of conductive patterns formed on the insulating layer of the plurality of beam parts. The plug connector includes a beam contact part having a metal plate and an insulating layer formed on the metal plate and a plurality of conductive patterns formed on the insulating layer of the beam contact part. A beam projection is formed between the adjacent conductive patterns of the plug connector, and the beam projection is inserted between the adjacent beam parts of the receptacle connector when the receptacle connector and the plug connector are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Eletronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Komoto, Yu Tatebe, Takuya Yakahashi, Ryuzo Shimeno
  • Patent number: 8830683
    Abstract: A motherboard assembly includes a motherboard and an expansion card. The motherboard includes an expansion slot, a storage device interface, a power connector, and a central processing unit (CPU). The expansion slot includes a protrusion, first signal pins connected to the CPU, first power pins connected to the power connector. The expansion card includes a circuit board. A storage unit, a display unit, a power circuit, and a serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) connector connected to the storage unit and the storage device interface of the motherboard are all arranged on the circuit board. A notch is defined in a bottom edge of the circuit board, to receive the protrusion. An edge connector is arranged on a bottom edge of the circuit board and includes second power pins connected to the power circuit, and second signal pins connected to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Dong Cong, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8804352
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly includes a motherboard, a first daughterboard, and a first metal bar. Two ends of the first metal bar are respectively fastened to the motherboard and the first daughterboard, and are electrically connected between the motherboard and the first daughterboard. The first metal bar is supported between the motherboard and the first daughterboard, so as to position the first daughterboard separately over the motherboard and enable the first daughterboard to be substantially perpendicular to the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Hsien Hsieh, Kuo-Hua Lin, Yi-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 8804356
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for an expansion card includes a bottom plate, a circuit board, and mounting bracket. The bottom plate defines mounting hole. The circuit board is secured to the bottom plate, and a gap is defined between the bottom plate and the circuit board. The mounting bracket includes a base secured to the bottom plate. The base includes two positioning pieces and an elastically deformable mounting portion. The two positioning pieces are received in the gap, to prevent the mounting bracket from moving along a first direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate, and the elastically deformable mounting portion is engaged in the mounting hole, to prevent the mounting bracket from moving along a second direction substantially parallel to the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lung-Sheng Tsai, Yao-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 8760873
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular assembly for fastening electronic modules carried on board an aircraft, characterized in that it comprises: a frame (10) having a more or less planar vertical front surface, comprising several mechanical fastening interfaces each intended for mechanically fastening an electronic module, at least one electronic module (80) comprising a mechanical fastening interface and which is attached to the front surface of the frame in suspended position via cooperation of the mechanical fastening interface of the said at least one electronic module with one of the mechanical fastening interfaces of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: AIRBUS Operations S.A.S.
    Inventor: Pierre Salles
  • Patent number: 8636380
    Abstract: A lighting module (1; 7; 11; 31; 41; 61; 71; 81; 91; 97; 109; 115), comprising: a circuit board (2), on which are mounted at least one component (3; 12; 22; 32; 42; L; 92; 99; 108; 116; 119) and at least one attachment element; (5; 98), wherein the at least one attachment element (5; 98) is fastened on the at least one component (3; 12; 22; 32; 42; L; 92; 99; 108; 116; 119) mounted on the circuit board (2) in a locking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Burkard, David Dussault, Peter Sachsenweger
  • Patent number: 8625303
    Abstract: A serial advanced technology attachment dual-in-line memory module (SATA DIMM) assembly includes a SATA DIMM module with a first circuit board, an expansion slot, and an expansion card with a second circuit board. A first edge connector is arranged on a bottom edge of the first circuit board and includes first power pins connected to a control chip and first storage chips, and first ground pins. A second edge connector is arranged on a top edge of the second circuit board and includes second power pins connected to a power unit, and second ground pins. A third edge connector is arranged on a bottom edge of the second circuit board and includes third power pins connected to the power unit, third ground pins, and signal pins connected to a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Gang Yin, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8622751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-pole plug connector (90) for contacting a multi-layer circuit board (51), comprising a plurality of contact elements (50a, 50b-50?a, 50?b), as well as to a multi-layer circuit board for assembly with a multi-pole plug connector (90), comprising blind boreholes (60a, 60b-60?a, 60?b) for contacting terminal pins (53a, 53b-53?a, 53?b) of the contact elements (50a, 50b-50?a, 50?b) of the multi-pole plug connector (90). The invention further relates to a combination of a multi-pole plug connector (90) for contacting with a multi-layer circuit board (51) and to a multilayer circuit board for assembly with the multi-pole plug connector (90). The plug connector (90) according to the invention is characterized by terminal pins (53a, 53b-53?a, 53?b) that have different lengths for contacting the terminal pins (53a, 53b-53?a, 53?b) with conductors (52a, 52b; 72a, 72b-72?a, 72?b) of the multi-layer circuit board (51) provided in different conductor levels (71-71?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: ERNI Electronics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 8611097
    Abstract: A serial advanced technology attachment dual-in-line memory module (SATA DIMM) assembly includes a SATA DIMM module with a first circuit board, an expansion slot, and an expansion card with a second circuit board. A first edge connector is arranged on a bottom edge of the first circuit board and includes first power pins connected to a control chip and first storage chips, and first ground pins. A second edge connector connected to the expansion slot is arranged on a top edge of the first circuit board and includes second power pins connected to the first power pins, second ground pins, and four first signal pins connected to the control chip. A third edge connector engaged in the expansion slot is arranged on a bottom edge of the second circuit board and includes third power pins and four second signal pins connected to the second storage chips, and third ground pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Gang Yin, Wei-Min He, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8585441
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted to be straddle mounted to a PCB and a method for mounting such an electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a housing defining a datum to abut the bottom side of the PCB and an upper row of contacts fastened in the housing. Each upper contact has a flexible mounting portion extending from the housing to abut the top side of the PCB. The mounting portions of the top contacts and the datum of the housing is adapted to clip the PCB thereby positioning the electrical connector related to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Yue-Ou Zhang
  • Patent number: 8570758
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a chassis, a mounting member, a mounting tray received in the chassis, and a securing device. The chassis includes a front plate and a positioning member attached to the front plate. The mounting member is used to secure an expansion card and includes a flange. The mounting tray includes a front panel and a retaining panel connected to the front panel. The securing device includes a first securing member and a second securing member. The first securing member is rotatably attached to the front plate, and the second securing member is rotatably attached to the first securing member. The flange is located between the retaining panel and the first securing member. The positioning member abuts the second securing member, to prevent the second securing member from being disengaged from the first securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Wen Chiu, Wen-Hu Lu, Zhan-Yang Li
  • Publication number: 20130273754
    Abstract: Provided is a connector to be securely fixed on a board, especially, the connector having a high-strength shell prevented from detached from the connector. The connector has a mating portion, a plurality of the contacts, a holding member holding the contacts and a shell and to he connected with a mating connector in a front-back direction. The mating portion is positioned in forward part of the connector. The holding member is formed with a protrusive portion protruding back ward. The protrusive portion is formed with a receiving portion. An edge of the shell is formed a stopper portion. The stopper portion and the receiving portion face to each other in the front-back direction. The contact has a contact-fixing portion fixed on the board. The shell has a shell-fixing portion fixed on the board. A distance between the shell-fixing portion and the mating portion is larger than another distance between the contact-fixing portion and the mating portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicants: JAE TAIWAN, LTD., JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masaki KIMURA, Yohei YOKOYAMA, Kouji KAWASE, Masafumi KODERA
  • Patent number: 8550824
    Abstract: A display card assembly includes a display card with a first circuit board, a straight through connector, and an expansion card with a second circuit board. A first edge connector is arranged on a bottom edge of the first circuit board and includes first power pins connected to a control chip and first storage chips, first ground pins, and first signal pins. A second edge connector connected to the straight through connector is arranged on an end edge of the first circuit board adjoining the bottom edge and includes second power pins connected to the first power pins, second ground pins, and second signal pins connected to the control chip. A third edge connector engaged in the straight through connector is arranged on an end edge of the second circuit board and includes third power pins and third signal pins connected to the second storage chips, and third ground pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang Wu, Bo Tian
  • Patent number: 8545234
    Abstract: A pluggable module includes a housing having a locating opening that is at least partially defined by a wall of the housing. A circuit board is at least partially disposed within the housing and includes an edge and a mating contact. An electrical connector is mounted to the circuit board and includes an electrical contact having a mounting segment that is configured to be electrically connected to the mating contact of the circuit board. The electrical connector includes a dielectric connector body that holds the electrical contact. The body has a base that is coupled to the edge of the circuit board and a locating boss that extends outwardly on the base. The locating boss is received within the locating opening of the housing and includes a crush rib that extends outwardly from the locating boss. The crush rib is deformed and engaged with the wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David Stanley Szczesny, Michael Eugene Shirk
  • Publication number: 20130244454
    Abstract: A daughter card assembly including a printed circuit board that defines a board plane and has a mating edge, a trailing edge, and a side edge that extends between the mating and trailing edges. The mating edge extends lengthwise along a longitudinal axis and has electrical contacts positioned therealong. The mating edge is configured to engage a card connector when the mating edge is moved in an insertion direction that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The daughter card assembly also includes a latching sub-assembly that is coupled to the circuit board and extends along the side edge. The latching sub-assembly includes a coupling arm that extends in the insertion direction and has a latch end that is proximate to the mating edge. The latch end is configured to removably couple to the card connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Eugene Westman, Jared Evan Rossman
  • Patent number: 8517744
    Abstract: A connector mechanism includes a circuit board whereon an electrical contact and a hole are formed, a socket where an end of a board card is inserted, a fixing base disposed on a side of the socket, a positioning component disposed on the fixing base and inserted into the hole at an end so as to fix the fixing base on the circuit board, and a connecting component detachably installed on the fixing base. The connecting component includes an engaging portion for engaging with the fixing base and contacting with the electrical contact, and a connecting terminal installed on an end of the engaging portion for contacting with a terminal on the other end of the board card as the engaging portion engages with the fixing base and the end of the board card is inserted into the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Li-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8500454
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a first connector; a second connector; a first electronic unit connectable to the first connector; a second electronic unit connectable to the second connector; and a printed circuit board that includes the first connector and the second connector between a first extended center line toward a unit board of the first electronic unit and a second extended center line toward a unit board of the second electronic unit on a first side of the printed circuit board when the first and second electronic units are connected to the first and second connectors, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masayoshi Hirano, Eiji Makabe, Takashi Imamoto
  • Publication number: 20130178075
    Abstract: An electrical connector and electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The electrical connector includes a first set of terminals, a second set of terminals and an insulating body. The insulating body has a first mating portion and a second mating portion. First mating portion includes an inward wall surface. First contacts of the first set of terminals and first contacts of the second set of terminals are disposed in the inward wall surface of first mating portion. Second mating portion has an outward wall surface. Second contacts of the first set of terminals and second contacts of the second set of terminals are arranged on the outward wall surface of the second mating portion. The first contacts of the first set of terminals and the first contacts of the second set of terminals elastically contact to the corresponding pads of the PCB board without bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: ANT PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ant precision Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8482932
    Abstract: A motherboard assembly includes a serial advanced technology attachment dual-in-line memory module (SATA DIMM) with a circuit board, a memory slot, and an interface. An edge connector is set on a bottom edge of the circuit board. A SATA connector is arranged on the circuit board, and connected to a control chip and the interface, enabling a motherboard communication with the SATA DIMM module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Tian, Guo-Yi Chen
  • Publication number: 20130164952
    Abstract: A display card assembly includes a display card with a first circuit board, a straight through connector, and an expansion card with a second circuit board. A first edge connector is arranged on a bottom edge of the first circuit board and includes first power pins connected to a control chip and first storage chips, first ground pins, and first signal pins. A second edge connector connected to the straight through connector is arranged on an end edge of the first circuit board adjoining the bottom edge and includes second power pins connected to the first power pins, second ground pins, and second signal pins connected to the control chip. A third edge connector engaged in the straight through connector is arranged on an end edge of the second circuit board and includes third power pins and third signal pins connected to the second storage chips, and third ground pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KANG WU, BO TIAN
  • Publication number: 20130149878
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that have a reduced height when combined with a printed circuit board and reduce wasted space inside an electronic device. One example provides a connector receptacle having contacts that may connect to edge contacts along an edge of a printed circuit board. This edge may be formed along a side of printed circuit board, by a hole or opening in a printed circuit board, or by a notch in a printed circuit board. Edge contacts may have straight surfaces, rounded surfaces, or they may have other types of surfaces. Connector receptacle contacts may have a “U,” fishhook, or other shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Joshua Funamura, Phillip Satterfield, Bartley K. Andre, Greg Springer, Jason Richard Minahan
  • Publication number: 20130109202
    Abstract: A pluggable module includes a housing having a locating opening that is at least partially defined by a wall of the housing. A circuit board is at least partially disposed within the housing and includes an edge and a mating contact. An electrical connector is mounted to the circuit board and includes an electrical contact having a mounting segment that is configured to be electrically connected to the mating contact of the circuit board. The electrical connector includes a dielectric connector body that holds the electrical contact. The body has a base that is coupled to the edge of the circuit board and a locating boss that extends outwardly on the base. The locating boss is received within the locating opening of the housing and includes a crush rib that extends outwardly from the locating boss. The crush rib is deformed and engaged with the wall of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Stanley Szczesny, Michael Eugene Shirk
  • Patent number: 8425237
    Abstract: A socket receptive to insertion of an integrated circuit (IC) printed circuit board (PCB) includes a housing, conductors, and vents. The housing has first and second sides corresponding to a length of the IC PCB. The conductors are mounted within the housing to mate with corresponding conductors of the IC PCB upon insertion of the IC PCB into the housing, and have leads adapted to being soldered to corresponding conductors of a host PCB. The vents are within the housing and are adapted to dissipate heat resulting from soldering the leads to the host PCB to minimize warping of the housing during soldering. The vents are further adapted to compensate for a mismatch between a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the housing and a CTE of the host PCB during soldering, regardless of the CTE of the host PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tony C. Sass, Brian Littell