Connector (e.g., Power Plug, Registered Jack (rj) Plug, Adapter, Outlet Box, Etc.) With Internal Component (except Fuse) Patents (Class 439/620.21)
  • Patent number: 10396506
    Abstract: A compact cable connector includes an insulative block set consisting of a docking member and a terminal holder block assembly, a circuit board set including an input circuit board vertically set between the docking member and the terminal holder block assembly and an output circuit board transversely mounted on the top of the terminal holder block assembly, and a terminal set including input terminals transversely mounted in the docking member and electrically bonded to the input circuit board, output terminals vertically mounted in the terminal holder block assembly and electrically bonded to the output circuit board and connection terminals electrically connected between the input circuit board and the output circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Chih-Kai Chang, Bin Zeng, Yao-Ching Huang
  • Patent number: 10331158
    Abstract: An electrical unit relaying between an electrical component and an electronic control unit which determines a target operating amount of the electrical component, includes a communication port connectable with a communication wire connected to the electronic control unit, a power supply port connectable with a power supply wire connected to an external power supply, a ground port connectable with a ground wire, and one or more electrical component ports capable of supplying electric power to the electrical component. The electrical unit receives a signal relating to the target operating amount from the electronic control unit through the communication port. Electric power for operation according to the target operating amount is supplied to the electrical unit through the power supply port. The electrical unit supplies the electric power for operation to the electrical component through the electrical component ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Mototatsu Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10119836
    Abstract: A detecting unit detects a first output signal and a second output signal, which are output by a first sensor and a second sensor disposed on an actuator, and outputs a first detection signal and a second detection signal to a measurement unit. Based on the first detection signal and the second detection signal, the measurement unit measures a tact time taken for a piston to move from one end to another end of a movement range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Tomohiko Aki, Takaaki Goto, Takahiro Shinozaki, Norimasa Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10112559
    Abstract: The task of the invention is to provide a motor vehicle latching system with an actuator and an electronic component switched in parallel in a technically simple and reliable manner which prevents undesired return movements of the actuator. The task is solved by a latching system with an electrical drive having an electrical plug-in connector component and with an external electrical plug-in connector component (1), which is connected to the electrical plug-in connector component of the electrical drive and which has an electronic braking device for the electrical drive, whereby the external electrical plug-in connector component (1) has two electrical contacts (2, 3) which each have a recess (4) which is open on one side in which an electrical conductor of the electronic braking device is accommodated in each instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kiekert AG
    Inventor: Octavian Cimpean
  • Patent number: 9973869
    Abstract: An electronic device and noise canceling method thereof is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hojun Kim, Jinhee Won, Daechul Jeong, Sungbin Hong
  • Patent number: 9907159
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tuning crosstalk and return loss are provided. In the method and apparatus, a filter tunes return loss caused by a first external terminal and a second external terminal to compensate for a capacitive load induced by sizes of and a proximity between the first and second external terminals. The filter decouples the tuning of the return loss from tuning a magnitude and a phase of a crosstalk between a first transmission line network and a second transmission line network such that the return loss is tuned with minimal impact on the crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Wittmann-Todd, Jeffrey S. Bottman, William F. Winston
  • Patent number: 9829206
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a dehumidifier, a compressor and dehumidifier control method. A terminal cover is arranged at the top of the compressor, a mounting base and a wire outlet seat are arranged on the terminal cover, the mounting base is provided with a fixing groove used for mounting a first temperature detecting device for detecting the temperature at the top of the compressor, a bottom opening communicated with the top of the compressor is arranged at the bottom end of the fixing groove used for enabling the first temperature detecting device to prop against the top of the compressor and detect the temperature at the top of the compressor; the wire outlet seat is provided with a wiring groove used for mounting connecting wires of the compressor, and a clamping slot used for mounting a second temperature detecting device for detecting the temperature of the connecting wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventors: Chengbin Chen, Xianxiong Zhang, Ying Suo, Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 9742117
    Abstract: Communications jacks include a housing having a plug aperture that is configured to receive a mating RJ-45 plug along a longitudinal axis and eight jackwire contacts that are arranged as four differential pairs of jackwire contacts, each of the jackwire contacts including a plug contact region that extends into the plug aperture. A first of the jackwire contacts is configured to engage a longitudinally extending surface of a first blade of a mating RJ-45 plug when the mating RJ-45 plug is fully received within the plug aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Amid I. Hashim, Wayne D. Larsen, Brian J. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 9548576
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an audio jack assembly that is to receive an audio input, wherein the audio jack assembly is provided concentrically with a circular recess of the electronic device, wherein the circular recess is within a hinge assembly of the electronic device, and wherein the audio jack assembly is in engagement with the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sameer Sharma, Douglas Satzger, Gadi Amit, Yoshikazu Hoshino, Chadwick Harber, Daniel Clifton, Philip J. Houdek, II, Stanislav Moiseyenko, Nathan Jauvtis
  • Patent number: 9544005
    Abstract: An adaptable mobile phone case includes a main body, a phone cavity, a rotatable power plug that functions as a stand, a storage compartment, a removable compartment lid with a credit card pocket, a phone charger module, a phone case holder with a hook, a mounting hole, an extension connection port, an external connection port, a removable battery, a plurality of battery LEDs, a communication module, a phone charger lock button, a manual switch charging button, a cable canal, a storage access aperture. The phone case allows easy charging of an installed mobile phone, with an additional battery, can store cables and credit cards, can stand on its own for self-photographs, and supports flexible mounting options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Lin L. Wei
  • Patent number: 9368920
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a plug-cable unit includes a plug connector which is equipped to receive a coding plug. A cable is used for connecting to a functional unit to be controlled, in particular of an electromechanically adjustable piece of furniture. A plug module is used for connecting to a control device of the piece of furniture. In one embodiment, a coding plug includes at least two ports for connecting to related contacts of a plug connector of a plug-cable unit, and at least one electronic component having at least one parameter of a functional unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Logicdata Electronic & Software Entwicklunga GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Lukas
  • Patent number: 9324478
    Abstract: A high speed cable with terminating assemblies at the respective ends of the cable includes a ground wire, one or more signal wires, and a conductive layer enclosing the ground wire and the signal wires. The ground wire as well as the signal wires and the conductive layer extend into the terminating assemblies, in each of which corresponding inductive elements are coupled between the conductive layer and the ground wire. In each terminating assembly, the ground wire is shunted to the conductive layer by inductive elements, thus providing added low frequency connectivity in the cable, while at the same time blocking high frequency noise energy that may be present in the ground wire and preventing it from being coupled into, and transmitted through, the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: John Martin Horan, David McGowan, Padraig McDaid
  • Patent number: 9324196
    Abstract: Vehicle diagnostic tests may be performed by an owner of a vehicle on a self-serve basis. In one implementation, a method may include communicating, by a vehicle diagnostic device, with a vehicle through an OBD connector of the vehicle, to obtain diagnostic information relating to operation of the vehicle. The method may further include receiving instructions relating to the obtaining of the diagnostic information and playing, via a speaker associated with the vehicle diagnostic device, the instructions as audible instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Telematics Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Elliott, Eric Berkobin
  • Patent number: 9209615
    Abstract: An electric wire with terminal includes an electric wire covering an outer periphery of a core wire with an insulating coating and a female terminal. The female terminal includes: a wire barrel having a bottom plate on which the core wire is placed and crimped onto the core wire; a groove portion extending from the bottom plate in a direction in which the core wire extends and whose surface on the side where the core wire is placed is bent into a concave shape. The groove portion has a water blocking wall molded by synthetic resin. The water blocking wall is provided to fill the inside of the groove portion. A region extending from the water blocking wall to the end of the insulating coating is covered with a water blocking coating, and the inner surface of the water blocking coating is in close contact with the water blocking wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventors: Junichi Ono, Eiji Saijo, Hiroki Hirai, Takuji Otsuka, Hiroki Shimoda, Hajime Kawase, Takuya Inoue, Masaaki Tabata, Takehiro Nakata, Satoshi Morikawa, Mikiko Kosaka
  • Patent number: 9209579
    Abstract: A connecting structure includes a housing which is inserted into a cover, and a terminal which is accommodated in the housing and holds an electronic device. The housing allows the electronic device to be inserted from an outside of the housing into the housing in a state where the terminal is accommodated in the housing. The cover comes in contact with the electronic device in a state where a part of the electronic device is inserted to the terminal. The cover allows the housing to be inserted into the cover in a state where whole part of the electronic device is inserted into the housing to be held at a normal position by the terminal. The cover has an abutting face preventing the electronic device from slipping out from the housing in a state where the housing is inserted into the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Shinji Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9055686
    Abstract: An explosion-proof electronic device includes: a first circuit board provided with a first connector on one surface thereof; and a second circuit board provided with a second connector on a surface facing the one surface of the first circuit board, the second connector being fit to the first connector. A packing is attached to a position on the second connector which is away from the surface of the second circuit board, surrounds the outer circumference of the second connector, and extends toward the first circuit board to form a closed space including an interface between the first and second connectors. The space between the first and second circuit boards is filled with a filler with the first and second connectors fit to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Takuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9028275
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a receptacle having a plurality of pins for connecting a plug of a transmission cable; and a transmission cable determination section adapted to apply a predetermined voltage to a predetermined one of the pins of the receptacle to determine a category of the transmission cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuaki Toba
  • Publication number: 20150118910
    Abstract: A DC connector with a voltage-stabilizing function has a tube and a wire connected with a noise-resistant filter between the tube and the wire. The tube has an upper cap and a lower opening. The lower opening has an internal terminal for electrical connection when the tube is inserted into a corresponding socket. The upper cap of the tube has a first connecting part. An outer wall of the tube near the upper ring has a second connecting part. The filter has two electrode terminals electrically connecting to the first and second connecting parts, respectively. The first and second connecting parts also electrically connect to the anode and cathode of the wires. Therefore, when an electrical signal is sent from the wire to the first connecting part, the filter provides the functions of filtering noises for stabilizing voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Bin LUO, Wei-Qiang LI
  • Publication number: 20150093937
    Abstract: An adaptor may include a base modular unit that includes a plurality of surface connectors, a first port and circuitry. At least one surface connector may couple to an expansion modular unit. Circuitry or logic may provide information from the first port to the at least one surface connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Prosenjit GHOSH, John J. VALAVI, Ajay V. SHAn
  • Publication number: 20150093938
    Abstract: A smart card connection circuit of an electronic device which includes a card holder, a travel switch, and a switching unit; a contact of the travel switch is located in the card holder, and an output end of the travel switch is connected to a control end of the switching unit; and when a smart card at a preset position in the card holder leaves the preset position, the smart card leaves the contact of the travel switch, the travel switch controls the switching unit to switch to a second output end, and each signal cable pin on the card holder is grounded by using the switching unit before a power cable pin on the card holder is grounded by using the switching unit. The present invention is applied to electronic devices such as a mobile phone and a tablet computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kedi Tang, Lin Hu, Zhonghui Peng
  • Publication number: 20150085459
    Abstract: A connector including a first connector body and a mode-converting unit is provided. The first connector body includes a dielectric base, a shell and a pin set. The shell and the dielectric base are fixed to each other. The pin set is disposed on the dielectric base. The mode-converting unit includes a substrate and a mode-converting structure. The substrate is fixed to the first connector body and has a circuit. The shell constitutes a waveguide tube and is electromagnetically coupled to the circuit through the mode-converting structure. A signal is transmitted from the shell to the circuit through the mode-converting structure, or transmitted from the circuit to the shell through the mode-converting structure and emitted outward, such that the connector can be regarded as an antenna. The signal is a millimeter-wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ta-Chun Pu, Hung-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 8988040
    Abstract: A car charger plug is slidably mounted within a body of the compact car charger. The car charger plug is lockable in a fully retracted position and lockable in a fully extended position, so as to maintain its compact size when not in use, and provide a secure connection with a car charge port when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Navajo Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Levy, Ming Shan, David L. Martin
  • Patent number: 8983087
    Abstract: An audio playing device may operate in a first mode or a second mode. The audio playing device includes a speaker, an earphone jack receiving an earphone plug of an earphone, a sound output driver, a rotation angle detector, and a processor. The sound output driver only drives the speaker when the audio playing device operates in the first mode and only drives the earphone when the audio playing device operates in the second mode. The rotation angle detector generates a first mode change signal when the earphone plug is rotated in the earphone jack along a first direction over a predetermined angle. The processor changes operation of the audio playing device between the first mode and the second mode when the processor receives the first mode change signal from the rotation angle detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang You, Jun Zhang, Jun-Wei Zhang, Tsung-Jen Chuang
  • Publication number: 20150064972
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an extension connector. The extension connector may include a first connector communicatively coupled to an in-vehicle connector associated with an automobile. The extension connector may further include a second connector that may be communicatively coupled to the first connector. The extension connector may further include a third connector that may be communicatively coupled to the first connector and the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Allan Bailey Jones
  • Patent number: 8965717
    Abstract: A carbon emission tracker is disclosed. The carbon emission tracker includes a main body, a power input interface, a power output interface, a power detecting unit, a communication unit, a memory unit, and a processing unit. The power detecting unit is configured to detect an electricity usage of an electrical appliance. The processing unit is configured to aggregate power consumption data over a time period and to store the power consumption data for the time period to the memory unit. The processing unit transmits the power consumption data of the memory unit to a data center through the communication unit. The power consumption data further includes identification data of the electrical appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Lung Lee
  • Publication number: 20150044910
    Abstract: A disclosed electrical contactor may include a line-side electrical terminal adapted for connection to an electrical conductor carrying an electrical voltage, multiple load-side connectors each having a housing and multiple electrical terminals arranged within a cavity of the housing, a switching element, and a control unit. Each of the load-side connectors is adapted to receive a plug connector. The switching element electrically connects the line-side electrical terminal to electrical terminal(s) of at least one of the load-side connectors when enabled. The control unit enables the switching element in response to a control signal. Each of the load devices may have a plug connector, and each of the load-side connectors may be mechanically coded to receive the plug connector of a corresponding load device. An electrical configuration of electrical terminals of a line-side connector may allow a crankcase heater, or a crankcase heater with thermostat, to receive electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Lee Lisbona
  • Publication number: 20150017836
    Abstract: An active plug connector (100; 300) adapted to plug into a receptacle includes a shell (11; 21; 31) defining a receiving room (114; 314), a pair of printed circuit boards (12, 13; 22, 23; 32, 33) received in the receiving room and disposed horizontally and spaced apart from each other along a vertical direction, an active element mounted on one of the two printed circuit boards, and a connecting member (14; 24; 34) electrically connected with the two printed circuit boards to share the active element. A method for assembling the active plug connector comprises inserting the connecting member into the receiving room to electrically connect with the conductive pads of the printed circuit boards to share the active element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150017837
    Abstract: A high speed communication jack including a housing including a port for accepting a plug, the port including a plurality of pins each connected to a corresponding signal line in the plug and a shielding case surrounding the housing. A flexible circuit board between the shielding case and the housing having a substrate, a plurality of vias extending through the substrate with each via being configured to accommodate a pin on the housing, a plurality of traces on a first side of the substrate, with each trace extending from a corresponding one of the plurality of vias, and a shielding plane on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Brett D. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150011126
    Abstract: An exemplary connector insert assembly, and methods of manufacture and use thereof. In one embodiment, the connector insert assembly comprises an insert body assembly consisting of two insert body elements made from a high-temperature polymer. The insert body assembly includes an electronic component receiving cavity that is configured to receive any number of electronic components, including without limitation, chip chokes and wire wound electronic components. The insert body assembly includes a wire termination feature that includes termination slots that position the wire ends of the wire wound electronic components adjacent to a substrate to which the wire ends are ultimately to be secured. The wire ends are then secured to the substrate using, for example, a mass termination technique. The aforementioned connector insert assembly can then be inserted into a single or multi-port connector assembly. Methods of manufacturing the aforementioned single or multi-port connector assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Hengshan Zhou, Yonggang Wang
  • Publication number: 20150001937
    Abstract: An adjustable electrical-power outlet strip (AEOS) that allows a selected quantity of electrical receptacles to be connected on a single power strip. In addition to the electrical receptacles there is also a USB port that can be connected via a USB cable to charge an electronic component such as a cell phone. The AEOS is also designed to allow each of the connected power receptacles to be rotated to an optimum usable angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Calvin Wang
  • Publication number: 20150004841
    Abstract: A connector includes an electronic component (60) with an electronic component main body (61) extending in a front-back direction and a lead wire (62) projecting forward from a front end surface (61A) of the electronic component main body (61). A conductive member (40) is arranged before the electronic component (60) and is connected to the lead wire (62). The connector also has a housing (10, 20) into which the electronic component (60) and the conductive member (40) are mountable. A holding component (70) is separate from the housing (10, 20) and capable of filling up a clearance between the housing (10, 20) and the electronic component main body (61). The holding component (70) is deformable according to the size of a clearance between the electronic component main body (61) and the housing (10, 20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michiyo Fujiwara, Koichi Yokotani
  • Publication number: 20150004842
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a connector for providing an electrical interface, the connector comprising an opening configured to receive a suitable member; at least one conductive contact located at least partially within the connector and configured to operate as a switch such that when the connector is in an unplugged to partially plugged state the at least one conductive contact is grounded and when the connector is in a partially plugged to a fully plugged state the at least one conductive contact is coupled to an electrical terminal channel interfacing an electrical signal between the connector and the member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yinong Liu, Pi Lin
  • Publication number: 20140377996
    Abstract: An electrical connector mountable on a printed circuit board. In one embodiment, the electrical connector comprises an insulative housing comprising one or more electronic components, a plurality of electrical conductors in signal communication with the electronic components and adapted to interface with a plug and a plurality of terminals in signal communication with the one or more electronic components. In one aspect, the plurality of terminals are adapted to interface with one or more externally mounted electronic components on the printed circuit board thereby filtering signals passing between the electrical conductors and the printed circuit board, with the externally mounted electronic components mounted within the footprint of the electrical connector. Methods of manufacture for the aforementioned electrical connector and business methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Victor H. Renteria, Aurelio J. Gutierrez, William Mahlerbe, Gary L. Hurd, Russell L. Machado
  • Publication number: 20140357128
    Abstract: Methods and systems may include an input/output (IO) interface that has an integrated buffer, a housing and a substrate disposed within the housing. The substrate may include a first side, a second side and a connection edge. The integrated buffer can be coupled to at least one of the first side and the second side of the substrate. A plurality of rows of contacts may be coupled to the first side of the substrate. Each row of contacts can be stacked substantially parallel to the connection edge. The substrate may have power outputs coupled thereto and the integrated buffer can include a voltage regulator that has a supply output coupled to the power outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: James E. Jaussi, Stephen R. Mooney, Howard L. Heck, Bruce E. Pederson, Bryan K. Casper
  • Publication number: 20140342609
    Abstract: An interface card apparatus is provided. The interface card includes a transmission interface, an interface converter, a system on chip, a first connector, a bus switch, a network connector, and a power switch. The transmission interface includes a data channel, a power pin, a network channel, a switch pin, a power enabling pin, and a sharing pin. The system on chip, controlled by the sharing pin, performs a file sharing program. The bus switch, controlled by the switch pin, couples the connector to the channel or the interface converter. The network connector is coupled the system on chip and the network channel, and the power switch, controlled by the power enabling pin, couples the power pin to the system on chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chi Sung, Wei-Ming Chien
  • Publication number: 20140329412
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a casing, touch unit, processing module, light source unit, and connection unit. The casing has a receiving portion for receiving the processing module and the light source unit. The touch unit is disposed above the casing and adapted to be touched by a user to thereby generate a triggering signal. The processing module receives the triggering signal and outputs a current. The light source unit and the processing module are connected. The current drives the light source unit, such that the light source unit emits a light beam to be conveyed to the electronic device by the casing and the touch unit. The connection unit is connected to an electronic device for receiving a current and data from the electronic device. The electrical connector enables the electronic device to be illuminated, such that a user can connect the electrical connector to the electronic device easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: CHIA-YUNG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140322977
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for suppressing a back electromotive force (“EMF”) spike originating from an electromagnetic device is provided. The electrical connector assembly includes a pin-side electrical connector coupled to the electromagnetic device. In one example, the pin-side electrical connector has a diode opening surrounded by an insulating material. The electrical connector assembly further includes a socket-side electrical connector for mechanically mating with and electrically coupling to the pin-side electrical connector. The socket-side electrical connector includes a suppression diode for suppressing the back EMF spike from the electromagnetic device. The suppression diode is positioned within the diode opening when the socket-side electrical connector is mechanically mated with and electrically coupled to the pin-side electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Service Corporation
    Inventors: David Lynn Little, Gary Joseph Elam
  • Publication number: 20140321810
    Abstract: A connector module includes a detection circuit. The connector module may also include an alignment detector. In various examples, the detection circuit is to detect presence of a connector, and the alignment detector is to detect alignment of a plurality of ferrules within the connector module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, George D. Megason
  • Patent number: 8870599
    Abstract: A connector (C) with a capacitor (20) has terminal fittings (10) held in a housing (30) and lead wires (22) of the capacitor (20) are connected. Spaces (S2) are formed around the bases of the lead wires (22) projecting from a main body (21) of the capacitor (20). An electrolytic solution might leak out from the capacitor (20). However, the electrolytic solution spreads away from the lead wires (22) into the spaces (S2) formed around the bases of the lead wires (22). Thus, the electrolytic solution will not adhere to and stay on the lead wires (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Takemoto, Yusuke Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20140315435
    Abstract: A multi-chip socket includes a first cavity having a first support surface to support a first component including a first chip, the first support surface arranged to contact and support the first chip. A second cavity has a second support surface to support a second component including a second chip, the second support surface arranged to contact and support the second chip. The first support surface is in a first plane, and the second support surface is in a second plane, where the first plane is angled with respect to the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, George D. Megason
  • Patent number: 8861225
    Abstract: A capacitor mounting construction includes housing, a bracket and an urging member. The housing has a capacitor accommodating space configured to accommodate a capacitor and a wire accommodating space configured to accommodate a wire extended from the capacitor. The bracket is engaged with the housing, is configured to fix and electrically connect the wire to a conductive member in the wire accommodating space, and covers the capacitor accommodating space to define a capacitor accommodating chamber. The urging member is provided on an inner wall of the capacitor accommodating chamber, and is configured to urge the capacitor to contact another inner wall of the capacitor accommodating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Kodama
  • Patent number: 8858263
    Abstract: A Service over Ethernet InterConnectable Wall Plate (SoEICWP) module is installed over a standard in-wall junction box with its wall plate panel being equal or larger in size compared to a standard single-gang wall plate. SoEICWP module is comprised of electronic circuits implemented in limited space available behind the wall plate. SoEICWP module includes an Ethernet Switch allowing SoEICWP modules being interconnected with other SoEICWP modules, at least one connection on the wall plate panel, and at least two Ethernet connections in the in-wall junction box being inaccessible after installation. Connections on the wall plate panel provide Internet, telephone and/or TV services. Ethernet connections in the in-wall junction box deliver mentioned services to the SoEICWP module. Ethernet connections in the in-wall junction box provide a permanent connection with SoEICWP modules and/or other network devices installed within a radius of 100 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Novano Corporation
    Inventor: Bamdad Afra
  • Publication number: 20140302717
    Abstract: A smart alarm plug, socket, wall-mounted socket or connector includes a casing, a normally-open temperature control switch, a normally-closed temperature control switch and an alarm device. The casing is provided with a live wire pin, a neutral wire pin, an earth wire pin, and connecting core wires. The heat resistance value of the normally-closed temperature control switch is greater than the heat resistance value of the normally-open temperature control switch. When the temperature of the power wire is abnormal, the normally-open temperature control switch will be closed for the alarm device to connect with the power, such that the alarm device sends an alarm signal to warn the user to examine the circuit, providing a warning effect. When the temperature is over the preset value, the normally-closed temperature control switch will be opened to cut off power supply, achieving a fire alarm effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Chi Wen CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140302718
    Abstract: An electrical connector electrically connects a first printed circuit board and a second printed circuit board, where the electrical connector includes: (a) an insulative housing; (b) a plurality of signal conductors, with at least a portion of each of the plurality of signal conductors disposed within the insulative housing; (c) each of the plurality of signal conductors having a first contact end, a second contact end and an intermediate portion therebetween; and (d) a passive circuit element electrically connected to the intermediate portion of each of the plurality of signal conductors, where the passive circuit element is housed in an insulative package and includes at least a capacitor or an inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Mark W. GAILUS
  • Publication number: 20140273637
    Abstract: A connector includes a connecting terminal, a fixed contact, a movable plate, a movable contact provided at an end of the movable plate, a card that includes an insulator and contacts the movable plate, a button that contacts the card, an opening spring connected to the button, and a sliding operation part that controls a contact between the fixed contact and the movable contact. When the sliding operation part is moved in a first direction, the movable contact is brought into contact with the fixed contact and the connector is turned on. When the sliding operation part is moved in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the movable contact is caused to move away from the fixed contact and the connector is turned off. The sliding operation part is provided on a surface that is different from a surface on which the connecting terminal is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: SeungSeok Beak, Koichi Kiryu, Takashi Yuba, Daiei Iwamoto, Akio Nakamura, Masatoshi Noritake, Keiichi Hirose
  • Publication number: 20140256182
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of network communication, and more specifically to networks for crosstalk reduction/compensation and communication connectors which employ such networks. In some embodiments, the present invention employs an orthogonal network implemented within a communication jack to compensate for crosstalk which occurs within a communication plug and at the plug/jack interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Louann M. Devine, Paul W. Wachtel, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Vytas J. Vaitkus, Teresa Agee, Ronald A. Nordin
  • Publication number: 20140248804
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, III, Williams F. Collins, JR., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 8821189
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a body, an electrical contact and a microphone is provided. The body has a front part and a plug aperture on the front part. The electrical contact is disposed in the plug aperture. The microphone is disposed inside the body and connected to the outside of the body through an acoustic path provided by the body. The electrical connector is adapted to a handheld electronic device, such as a mobile phone, wherein a housing of the handheld electronic device can be provided without an independent sound input aperture for the microphone, to simplify the structural design of the housing. Furthermore, at least a through hole may be formed outside the plug aperture to form multiple acoustic paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Wang, Tsung-Yuan Ou, Hsu-Hsiang Tseng
  • Publication number: 20140220824
    Abstract: An electronic device having a housing and a receptacle connector. The receptacle connector includes an opening at an exterior surface of the housing. A plurality of contacts are arranged in a two dimensional array positioned within the opening of the receptacle connector. The receptacle connector is configured to concurrently mate with multiple plug connectors where each mated plug connector electrically connects to different and mutually exclusive subsets of contacts in the plurality of contacts. Switching circuitry is coupled to the plurality of contacts and configured to detect when one or more plug connectors are mated with the receptacle connector and electrically connect circuitry within the electronic device to contacts in the one or more plug connectors via subsets of contacts from the plurality of contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fletcher Rothkopf, Mathias Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140197696
    Abstract: Systems and methods of interconnecting devices may include an input/output (IO) connector assembly having a voltage regulator, one or more signaling circuits, a first set of contacts, a second set of contacts connected to the one or more signaling circuits, and logic to receive a configuration command. The logic may also connect the first set of contacts to the voltage regulator if the configuration command corresponds to a first protocol. If the configuration command corresponds to a second protocol, on the other hand, the logic can connect the first set of contacts to the one or more signaling circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen R. Mooney, Howard L. Heck, James E. Jaussi, Frank T. Hady, Bryan K. Casper