With Insulation Other Than Conductor Sheath Patents (Class 439/625)
  • Patent number: 10205216
    Abstract: A connector assembly that provides a proper impedance connection between a CPW antenna mounted on automotive glass to a FAKRA-type connector. The connector assembly includes a PCB having a top surface and a bottom surface and being adhered to the glass. Vias are provided through the PCB to make electrical contact between metallization planes on the top surface and the bottom surface of the PCB. Terminals that are part of the connector extend through some of the vias, where ground terminals provide mechanical stability and make electrical contact with the metallization planes on the bottom surface of the PCB and a signal terminal provides an electrical connection to the antenna radiating element. The PCB is adhered to a substrate on which the antenna is mounted so that the metallization planes and microstrip lines make electrical contact with a CPW feed structure that feeds the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Talty, Keerti S. Kona, Hyok Jae Song, James H. Schaffner, Amit M. Patel, Duane S. Carper, Eray Yasan
  • Patent number: 10134615
    Abstract: Apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. In some embodiments, a substrate support includes a body having a support surface; an RF electrode disposed in the body proximate the support surface to receive RF current from an RF source; a shaft to support the body; a conductive element having an interior volume and extending through the shaft, wherein the conductive element is coupled to the RF electrode; and an RF gasket; wherein the conductive element includes features that engage the RF gasket to return the RF current to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Aravind Miyar Kamath, Cheng-Hsiung Tsai, Jallepally Ravi, Tomoharu Matsushita, Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 10103503
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for an electronic device associated with a machine includes a housing including an interior space adapted to receive the one or more components of the electronic device. The mounting assembly also includes a housing printed circuit board having a first row of pins and a second row of pins. The mounting assembly further includes a harness for allowing interface between the electronic device and the machine. The harness is configured to be connected to the housing in a first orientation or a second orientation. The harness includes a cable and a connecting member provided at one end of the cable. The harness also includes a harness printed circuit board having a first row of pins and a second row of pins. The harness printed circuit board is configured to connect with the housing printed circuit board in any one of the first orientation or the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Larson, Cole C. Deichert
  • Patent number: 10073503
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a first body, a second body, a cam, and a linking rod is provided. The first body has a reaming hole. The second body has a rotating shaft movably coupled to the reaming hole in pivoting and penetrating manner. The cam is assembled to a side surface of the rotating shaft to rotate along with the rotating shaft. The linking rod has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The first end is pivoted to the cam, and the second end is pivoted to the first body. When the second body is pivoted relative to the first body via the rotating shaft, the cam rotates along with the rotating shaft and the linking rod drives the cam and the rotating shaft to move along the reaming hole so as to move the second body towards or away from the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Pao-Min Huang, Chi-Hung Lai, Chia-Bo Chen, Wu-Chen Lee, Cheng-Mao Chang, Chien-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9906860
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for dynamically adjusting the output of a headset are provided in the invention. The electronic device includes a first connection interface, a processor and a storage device. The first connection interface is coupled to a detection device, transmits a plurality of detection-source signals to the detection device, and receives a plurality of groups of headset output signals corresponding to the plurality of detection-source signals from the detection device. The processor is coupled to the first connection interface, obtains gain information according a plurality of groups of measured headset signals corresponding to the plurality of groups of headset output signals, and dynamically adjusts the output of a headset according to the gain information. The storage device is coupled to the processor and stores the gain information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Po-Jen Tu, Jia-Ren Chang, Ming-Chun Yu, Kuei-Ting Tai, Kai-Meng Tzeng
  • Patent number: 9203779
    Abstract: A media converter to enable Ethernet in thin-profile mobile devices. The media converter can be designed to interface with a thin-profile mobile device via a short-reach Ethernet link and to interface with a network device via a conventional Ethernet link. Protocol conversion is therefore obviated, while accommodating a low-profile Ethernet port in the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Michael David Johas Teener
  • Publication number: 20150132983
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle assembly having an outer body and a faceplate. The outer body can include at least one driven feature disposed on an outer surface of the outer body. The faceplate can include a number of terminal receivers and at least one driving feature, where the terminal receivers traverse the faceplate and are configured to receive a number of terminals of an electrical plug, and where the at least one driving feature is disposed on a bottom side of the faceplate. The faceplate can rotate between a first position and a second position. The driving feature of the faceplate can couple to the driven feature of the outer body when the faceplate is out of the first position. The faceplate can rotate from the first position to the second position using the electrical plug when the terminals are disposed in the terminal receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Patrick Daly, Adam Scott Hagerty
  • Patent number: 8991040
    Abstract: A reusable electronic circuit assembling system facilitates assembly and testing of electronic circuits. The system has at least one baseboard and one or more assembling blocks magnetically or mechanically attached to the baseboard. Each assembling block has at least two electrically connected conductive clips located separately in the opening holes of the assembly block. Discrete electronic components are connected by selectively inserting the electrodes of the to-be-connected electronic components into the clips of the assembling blocks. A complete circuit is constructed by attaching the above block-component assemblies on the baseboard and connecting them in accordance with the desired circuit diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 5eTek, LLC
    Inventor: Erli Chen
  • Publication number: 20150072567
    Abstract: An electrical terminal or spring terminal for forming an electrical connection between a wire conductor and a current bar includes a spring and a spring retainer, the spring retainer not integral with the spring and not integral with the current bar. Engageable abutment surfaces on the spring retainer and the current bar cooperate to transfer spring force to the current bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Lee Barber, Michael Anthony Correll, Melissa Ann Sommer
  • Publication number: 20150056871
    Abstract: The invention provides a terminal including a base, a first arm, a second arm, a first contact portion and a second contact portion. The base is of a plate-like shape. The first arm is of a plate-like shape and extends from the base in a first direction. The second arm is of a plate-like shape, extends from the base in the first direction, is spaced apart from the first arm in a second direction crossing the first direction, and has a larger dimension in the first direction than that of the first arm. The first contact portion is of a plate-like shape and extends from the first arm to one side of the second direction. The second contact portion is of a plate-like shape and extends from the second arm to the one side of the second direction so as to be located on one side of the first direction of the first contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke SASAKI, Takayuki NAGATA, Yasuo NAKAI
  • Publication number: 20150044906
    Abstract: An HDMI cable, an HDMI connector and an HDMI interface for a high-definition video/audio apparatus are provided. The HDMI interface includes the HDMI connector and the HDMI cable. The HDMI connector includes a connecting terminal having an extending cable terminal arranged in parallel in a main body. The HDMI cable includes at least one connecting unit consisting of a plurality of parallel metal wires. An insulating unit covers an outside of a face of the connecting unit, in such a manner that the metal wires are parallel and isolated from each other. The present invention is using design of single row of the connector terminal and single row of the HDMI cable, to simplify an HDMI interface structure and reduce size and weight, and manual identification is not required for pin bit definitions, which simplifies production process, reduces the manual work, and greatly improves production efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Nanlv Tian, Jianyun Tang, Minhua Lu, Shijun Liu, Ming Wang
  • Publication number: 20150038016
    Abstract: A terminal assembly configured to conduct current from an external power source to a hermetical motor-compressor unit. The terminal assembly includes a terminal board, at least one opening defined through the thickness of the terminal board, at least a conductive pin received in the opening, and an insulator having a convoluted contour. The insulator may be disposed over the conductive pin and spaced away from the terminal board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Todd Wayne Smith, Joel S. Duga, Jon Christopher Johnson
  • Patent number: 8938179
    Abstract: A toner cartridge for an imaging forming device having a retainer for holding a circuit board having processing circuitry with a plurality of contacts. A reference datum point in the retainer aligns the circuit board with the retainer while an alignment device aligns the retainer with respect to the supply item that is inserted into a frame within the image forming device having an electrical connector with a plurality of connecting pins. When the retainer and circuit board are mounted on the supply item and the supply item is inserted into the frame, a pair of cam surfaces and a corresponding pair of supports spaced apart and extending from an outer surface of the housing, align the connector with the retainer with the retainer aligning the connecting pins of the connector with corresponding contacts of the circuit board for electrical interconnection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Amann, James Anthany Carter, II, Katrina Rosit Lactuan, Matthew Jeremy Litman, Matthew Lee Rogers, Keith Seaman
  • Publication number: 20150017838
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an housing and a plurality of first terminals The housing includes a first side wall, a second side wall opposite to the first side wall and two end walls connecting with the first side wall with the second side wall. The first side wall defining a plurality of first terminal passageways arranged in an inner surface thereof. Every adjacent first terminal passageways being partitioned with spaced walls and the spaced walls and the inner surface of the first side wall being on a same plane, The first terminals accommodated in the first terminal passageways. Some of the spaced walls further integrally extend enhanced walls respectively to unitarily connect with the second side wall, thereby defining a base portion located at a rear portion of the housing and a mating cavity in front of the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: JIAN-KUANG ZHU, CHUN-SHENG LI, WEI ZHONG
  • Publication number: 20150004843
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly configured to couple a power cable and at least one other electrical component, includes a housing body that includes a outer jacket, an insert portion, and an insulative inner housing positioned between at least a portion of the outer jacket and the insert portion. The housing body forms at least one bore for receiving the power cable. The outer jacket comprises a cable receiving jacket portion and a main body jacket portion. At least a portion of the cable receiving jacket portion is configured to engage the power cable received into the housing body. The cable receiving jacket portion comprises a cold shrink material configured to securely engage the power cable upon and the main body jack portion comprises a non-cold shrink material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Thomas & Betts International, LLC
    Inventors: Larry N. Siebens, Daniel L. Gardner, Carlos H. Hernandez, Kieran P. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20140370755
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a housing having an opening and a bottom, the housing being formed at the bottom with a recess, a terminal inserted into the housing through a bottom of the recess such that a top thereof is located in the housing, and a cured resin filled in the recess, the recess having an inclining inner sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Shuji TOUNO
  • Publication number: 20140342611
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting an IC package to a substrate, includes an insulating housing (21), a stiffener (20) located on one side of the insulating housing (21) and a load plate (22) assembled to the stiffener (20) and being rotated between an opened position and a closed position, the stiffener (20) includes a first end (203) and an extending portion (208) extending upwardly and then horizontally in a direction far away from the insulating housing (21) from the first end (203), the extending portion (208) includes a receiving hole (209), the load plate (22) includes a body portion (220) and a hook (223) extending from on end of the body portion (220), the hook (223) is assembled to the receiving hole (209) and interlocks with the extending portion (208) to position the load plate (22) on the stiffener (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHENG-CHI YEH, CHIH-KAI YANG
  • Publication number: 20140308851
    Abstract: A guide connector includes a first movable body, a second movable body, a box-like body capable of accommodating the movable bodies, and a lid. The guide connector is positioned below a substrate. Contacts are inserted into a female connector after passing through contact insertion holes to of the guide connector and penetrating the substrate. After the electrical connection between the contacts and female contacts are respectively established, a slider is pressed down, which causes pressing pins and to press the first movable body and the second movable body. With this, a lower stage of the first movable body and a lower stage of the second movable body detach from restriction beams. This allows springs to extend, to move the first movable body and the second movable body away from the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru SHINDO, Shinji TASAKA, Takamasa YAGI
  • Publication number: 20140308852
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for interconnecting circuit boards. One such connector includes an integral flange for mounting a guidance pin in any of multiple orientations. A corresponding keying block may have a polarization component that can be mounted in a corresponding number of positions. The connector can accept conductive elements with different shapes for signals and grounds, but the housing may be adapted to receive either type of contact in any contact location. Protection of contact elements from excessive yield is provided within the insulative housing of the backplane connector. On the daughter card connector, height difference between ground and signal contacts in wafer assemblies protects components from electrostatic discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph M. Gulla
  • Publication number: 20140273641
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrical connector having a substrate and movable electrical contacts which are mounted to the substrate and extend a distance D from the substrate. A layer of compressible material (such as a foam or elastomeric material) is positioned on the substrate adjacent at least some of the electrical contacts and ideally has an uncompressed thickness slightly greater than the distance D to provide for protection of the electrical contacts. When a mating electrical device such as an electrical connector or other circuit member is mated to the electrical connector with its electrical contacts and its layer of compressible material, the layer of compressible material is compressed to a thickness less than the distance D, allowing the contacts to make a suitable electrical interconnection to the mating electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Neoconix, Inc.
    Inventors: David Noel Light, Hung-Ming Wang, David Rodney Baker, Peter Tho Nguyen, Dexter Shih-Wei Pao
  • Publication number: 20140256184
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an implantable housing, a header mounted to the implantable housing and including a connector block cavity, and a connector block located within the connector block cavity, the connector block including a plastic housing portion, a coil spring, and a metallic termination member connected to the coil spring and exposed outside the plastic housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Moira B. Sweeney, Michael J. Kane, James Fouhy
  • Publication number: 20140256183
    Abstract: A power converter plug mountable mobile electronic device holder includes a hollow holder base that defines a mating chamber for receiving a power converter plug of a power converter cable to be connected to an electric wall outlet in a wall, a top bearing surface at a top side thereof and adapted to bear a mobile electronic device being electrically charged by the power converter cable, and stop members suspending above the elevation of the bearing surface and adapted to support the mobile electronic device on the bearing surface. Thus, subject to the use of the power converter plug mountable mobile electronic device holder to hold a mobile electronic device during charging, the mobile electronic device is protected against contamination, water stains, insect biting, or vibrating or falling damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: CHEN-SOURCE INC.
    Inventor: Cheng-Yun WU
  • Patent number: 8814601
    Abstract: Connectors and interconnects for high power connectors which may operate at frequencies up to approximately 110 GHz and fabrication methods thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Nuvotronics, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Sherrer, Jean-Marc Rollin
  • Publication number: 20140227907
    Abstract: For providing a connector, which can secure reliability of connection between a terminal and an electric component connected to the terminal even if a car is vibrated in driving, a connector includes a terminal having an electric contact portion and connected to an electric wire, and a connector housing having a terminal receiving section holding the terminal. The electric contact portion is arranged to be inclined to a horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Haruki Yoshida, Yoshiaki Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20140227909
    Abstract: The connector to be mated with a mating connector has a connector housing receiving a terminal and fixing members for fixing the terminal, a case receiving the connector housing, and an abutment member vertically arranged in the case so that the abutment member is positioned at the end portion of the connector housing away from the mating connector, and abutting on the fixing member received in the end portion of the connector housing so as to prevent the terminal from moving in a longitudinal direction of the terminal. Thus, the connector can reduce the number of parts and simplify structure thereof. Furthermore, the connector can be assembled and disassembled at short time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kojima, Tsutomu Sawada
  • Publication number: 20140217204
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fuel injector assembly is described. The fuel injector assembly includes a terminal assembly that electrically connects a plurality of wire cables to a plurality of control valve solenoids. The control valve solenoids can include, for example, a needle control valve solenoid and/or an intensifier control valve solenoid. The terminal assembly can be physically configured with a radius profile that prevents excessive bending of the wire cables. A connector bridge may allow for the offsetting of a first pair and a second pair of electrical rods that are used to provide electrical current from the terminal assembly to the needle control valve solenoid. Alternatively, the intensifier control valve solenoid may have an aperture, and an armature of an associated poppet valve may have a slot, that are configured to receive the placement of at least a portion of the pair of electrical rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Inernational Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bharath Chandrashekar, Erik Jordan Hansen, Kasargod Anil Shenoy, Martin Heiner Luedicke, Charles kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 8752286
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wire harness including a plurality of wires and a connector with a housing. The method includes arranging the plurality of wires in an insertion hole of an airtight block of the housing to have a gap between the plurality of wires and an inner surface of the insertion hole, supplying a molten resin having a fluidity into the gap through a flow channel in communication with the gap, and solidifying the molten resin inside the space to resin-seal the gap between the insertion hole and the plurality of wires. The supplying of the molten resin is conducted such that a tool for melting a solid resin member is attached to the airtight block, the resin member is melted by applying an ultrasonic vibration while being pressed against the tool, and the molten resin obtained by the melting is poured into the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Kataoka, Hideaki Takehara, Kunihiro Fukuda, Sachio Suzuki, Jun Umetsu, Shinya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8721921
    Abstract: To provide a liquid crystal polyester composition that yields compacts that are resistant to cracking. A plate-like filler with a volume-average particle size of 14 ?m or greater and a fibrous filler are combined with a liquid crystal polyester to form a liquid crystal polyester composition. The total content of the plate-like filler and the fibrous filler is 45-55 wt % with respect to the total of the liquid crystal polyester composition. The weight ratio of the fibrous filler content to the plate-like filler content is greater than 0.5 and not greater than 0.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Fukuhara, Shintaro Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20140120747
    Abstract: Disclosed is the technology to create connectors based solely on capacitive or inductive coupling that are impervious to ambient moisture giving rise to the idea of waterproof connectors and ultimately to waterproof consumer electronics. NMCs use no conductive tracks for ohmic contacts. The preferred embodiment of NMC is a USB 3.0 connector that uses the same physical dimensions as the current standard USB connector(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Josjua S. Benjestorf
  • Patent number: 8708747
    Abstract: A mobile electric contact includes: a casing (51) in which there is mounted a mobile piston (58) providing an electrical connection and/or disconnection, a split sleeve (52) including a base (53) terminated by at least two lips (54), the piston being mounted slidingly between the two lips (54) of the split sleeve, characterized in that the casing (51) includes a first cavity (512) within which there is fixed the split sleeve (52), and a second cavity (511) within which there is placed a device (56) for shifting the mobile piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Souriau
    Inventors: Serge Leroyer, Pascal Ribeau
  • Publication number: 20140113502
    Abstract: An electrical terminal or spring terminal for forming an electrical connection between a wire conductor and a current bar includes a spring and a spring retainer, the spring retainer not integral with the spring and not integral with the current bar. Engageable abutment surfaces on the spring retainer and the current bar cooperate to transfer spring force to the current bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, In
  • Publication number: 20140099825
    Abstract: A high voltage connecting terminal for a power supply with improved insulating properties is disclosed. The high voltage connecting terminal may include a power connecting portion having a base plate mounted at one side of a conducting case in which a first opening and a first fastening hole are formed and a power connecting terminal formed to protrude at one side of the base plate, an insulating member interposed between the conducting case and the power connecting portion and having a third opening and a third fastening hole formed therein, and an insulating gasket mounted at the other side of the conducting case and having a fourth opening and a fourth fastening hole formed therein, the insulating gasket including a protruding portion formed along an outer circumference of the fourth opening so as to pass through the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-Ok KWAK, Jong-Wook YOON
  • Publication number: 20140099826
    Abstract: An insulating glazing with an electrical connection element is described. The insulating glazing having a first pane, and a second pane, a peripheral spacer between the first pane and the second pane, an inner insulation between the peripheral spacer and the first pane and between the peripheral spacer and the second pane, an outer insulation in an outer edge space between the first pane, the peripheral spacer, and the second pane, and a connected plug connection arrangement that has an inner plug connection between the first pane and the second pane, a central plug connection in the peripheral spacer, and an outer plug connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Mueller, Karl-Heinz Paffen, Rino Messer, Manfred Gillissen, Andreas Kleinke, Andre Grote, Markus Hoppe
  • Publication number: 20140065868
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a connector, which includes a male housing and a female housing. The male housing is formed of three side walls surrounding a circumference of a bottom wall and the female housing is formed of three side walls surrounding a circumference of a bottom wall. The male housing and the female housing are mateable with each other through mutual insertion. Practicing the connector of the present invention may reduce the wall thickness of the connector, making the connector thinner so as to enable use in a backlight module arrangement of relatively small space and provide module designing with more flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gang Yu
  • Publication number: 20140065882
    Abstract: A horizontal junction block assembly (200) is disclosed having a receptacle block region (214) extending through a lateral or front surface (212) of the assembly (200). An internal wiring assembly (226) connects a horizontal terminal group (229) to a vertical male terminal set (262) which extends upwardly through a vertical junction block terminal housing (244). A vertical cable assembly (280) having a vertical cable connector (284) is connectable to the vertical male terminal set (262).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20140065869
    Abstract: A connector assembly has a plug and socket; the plug includes an insulative body, at least one first power contact, at least one second power contact and a metal shield. The insulative body has a base portion and a tongue portion extending from the base portion. The tongue portion includes a plurality of power contact grooves and penetrates through the base portion, and at least one first convex portion defined in a periphery of the tongue portion. The first power contact and the second power contact are respectively formed on the power contact grooves of the insulative body for connection to a power source in a socket of host device. The metal shield encloses the tongue portion of the insulative body to cover the tongue portion. Consequently, the charging speed can be increased, reducing charging time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: FU-YI XU, WEI WAN, SHU-LIN DUAN, JU-CHU HSIEH, HUNG-MING CHEN, HISATO TAKASE
  • Publication number: 20140051294
    Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for mating with a mating contact. The electrical contact includes a base extending a length along a central longitudinal axis, and an arm extending a length outward from the base along the central longitudinal of the base. The arm includes a first mating bump and a second mating bump. The first and second mating bumps have respective first and second mating surfaces. The arm is configured to engage the mating contact at each of the first and second mating surfaces to establish an electrical connection with the mating contact. The first mating surface of the first mating bump is spaced apart along the length of the arm from the second mating surface of the second mating bump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicants: MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC., TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Chong Hun Yi, Matthew Richard McAlonis, Kevin Thackston, Dustin Carson Belack, Albert Tsang, Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Darryl J. McKenney, Erica L. Ouellette
  • Patent number: 8647152
    Abstract: A high voltage connector (1) includes: a connector housing (2) formed of a high rigid material, and having a terminal housing portion (3) in which both sides are partitioned by a first partition wall (5) and a second partition wall (6), an engaging protrusion (7) provided on the first partition wall (5) side, and a tapered rib (8) that is provided on the second partition wall (6) side and is inclined in a direction of gradually protruding into the terminal housing portion (3) as going from an inlet side of the terminal housing portion (3) toward a depth of the terminal housing portion (3); and a terminal (10) to be housed in the terminal housing portion (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Norio Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20140030924
    Abstract: A disclosed header connectable to a receptacle includes a first contact including a pair of first plate portions, which are electrically conductive and are separated by an interval, and a plate-like conductive member which is conductive and is accommodated between the pair of first plate portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Yayoi Tokuhara, Takahiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20140028247
    Abstract: An angle adjustable connecting module comprises a casing and a connecting assembly. The casing has an opening. The connecting assembly includes a connecting portion, a shaft and at least an elastic member. The connecting portion is connected with the shaft, an end of the elastic member is connected with the shaft and the other end of the elastic member is connected with the casing, and the shaft is rotatably disposed at the casing for allowing a part of the connecting portion to be movably exposed to the opening. Thus, the wear problem generated as connecting with the game controller can be reduced for ensuring that the functions are normally operated to extend the lifetime of the game controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: UNIHAN CORPORATION, MAINTEK COMPUTER (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiang DU, Chien-Jung TU
  • Publication number: 20140017945
    Abstract: An inline connector is coupled to a first substrate and operable to receive at least one prong. A second receptacle is coupled to a second substrate and operable to receive the prong. A plug having an elongated prong that, when inserted through the first receptacle and into the second receptacle operates to provide electrical connections between the substrates. The substrates may be circuit boards and the receptacle may be mounted along the edges of the circuit board to allow for easier installation. Some embodiments may provide for identical receptacle providing for lower costs and easier installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Scott S. YU
  • Publication number: 20140017946
    Abstract: A terminal has a movable contact that projects movably into and out of a contact hole of a housing. At least one through-hole is provided behind a contact surface of the movable contact. The contact surface of the movable contact has an arc shape. Thickness of the movable contact is uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro Koyama, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Publication number: 20140004743
    Abstract: A connector includes a connecter housing and a case. A housing fixing portion of the case includes a first rib which extends in a circumferential direction of the housing fixing portion. The connector housing includes a second rib which extends in a circumferential direction. An inner circumferential groove which extends in the circumferential direction is formed on an inner circumferential face of the first rib. Vertical protrusions which extend in an inserting direction of the second rib into the inner circumferential groove are formed at a plurality of positions on at least one of vertical side walls defining the inner circumferential groove. Top parts of the vertical protrusions are deformed so as to engage the second rib with the inner circumferential groove when the second rib is inserted into the inner circumferential groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirotaka FUKUSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20130337690
    Abstract: A connector has a tube (11) formed such that a first half tube (16) and a second half tube (21) are connected via maximum width portions (14). The first half tube (16) is formed with a high rigidity portion (17) that has a higher rigidity than the second half tube (21) and is arranged substantially in a central part of the first half tube (16) in a width direction. The first half tube (16) is formed with first thin portions (22) by being partly thinned in areas deviated from the high rigidity portion (17). The second half tube (21) is formed with second thin portions (23) by being partly thinned and the second thin portions (23) have an axial dimension shorter than that of the first thin portions (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Tomoki Okano, Tsutomu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130337691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal disconnection device, comprising a first conductor section and a second conductor section, wherein the first conductor section is guided in a surrounding insulating body at least in some sections, wherein the first conductor section and the second conductor section are connected to each other at a detachable contact point, wherein the first conductor section is subjected to a force so that the first conductor section is moved into the surrounding insulating body when the contact point is detached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Striewe, Christian Depping, Sven Behnke
  • Publication number: 20130316565
    Abstract: A conductor receiver is described herein for engaging a conductor. The conductor receiver can include a stationary portion for receiving and securing a bottom portion of the conductor. The conductor receiver can also include a movable portion that is coupled to the stationary portion and has an open position and a closed position. When the movable portion is in the closed position, the movable portion secures a top portion of the conductor. The conductor receiver can also have a channel with a number of rows positioned width-wise within the channel. Each row has at least one member made of conductive material, where each member has a normal position and a retracted position. When the conductor is positioned within the channel, each member is in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Kyle Steven Barna
  • Publication number: 20130291751
    Abstract: A down-hole fire pressure switch is disclosed having improved operating characteristics including improved reliability and higher pressure resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: 3LB Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert "Butch" Sickels
  • Publication number: 20130280958
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid extraction module (1) for extracting liquid from a liquid tank, in particular of an exhaust-gas aftertreatment system of a motor vehicle, having an insert part (2) which is produced at least substantially from plastic and which has at least one extraction opening (5) and at least one plug connector (14) for the electrical contacting of an electrical consumer (10, 7) of the liquid extraction module (1). It is provided that a housing (16) of the plug connector (14) is formed separately and has at least one encapsulated undercut (22, 32) for fastening to the insert part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ewgenij Landes, Steffen Schott
  • Publication number: 20130267121
    Abstract: An electronic connector comprising a metal enclosure, a rubber core, a rubber plug component and a cord. The rubber core and the rubber plug component are held inside the metal enclosure. The rear face of the metal enclosure is configured with a hole for the ingoing section of the cord to go through. The rubber core is configured with a raised bar along its front face and extending to the direction of the front end of the metal enclosure. The front end of the metal enclosure is formed with a limit stop to match the rubber core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Ching-Jen Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130258008
    Abstract: An ink containing device includes an ink cartridge and an adaptor. The ink cartridge comprises a first main body comprising a chamber configured to store ink, and an ink outlet portion disposed on a first surface of the first main body configured to direct the ink from the chamber to an exterior of the first main body, and an ink detecting portion configured to detect an amount of the ink stored in the ink chamber. The adaptor is configured to attach to the ink cartridge. The adaptor comprises a second main body comprising a second surface, and an electrical interface disposed on the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro KANBE, Yuki TAKAGI, Hirotake NAKAMURA