For Coupling To Edge Of Printed Circuit Board Or To Coupling Part Secured To Such Edge Patents (Class 439/629)
  • Patent number: 10439311
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a housing having a mating end for mating with a plug connector and a mounting end for mounting to a circuit board. The housing has side walls and end walls with contacts in contacts arrays along both side walls. The contacts have mating ends and terminating ends. The housing has a card slot open at the mating end for receiving plug connector defined by interior surfaces of the side walls. The mating ends of the contacts are exposed in the card slot for mating electrical connection with the plug connector. The housing has alignment tabs extending inward into the card slot from the interior surface for aligning the plug connector within the card slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 10170868
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing, which includes a hole portion extending forward from an insertion slot into which an object is to be inserted; a plurality of terminals, which are arranged in the hole portion; a conductive shell, which is configured to at least partially cover the housing; a grounding spring pieces, which are electrically connected to the conductive shell, and is formed at a position apart from a terminal group toward a right side or a left side so that the grounding spring pieces are brought into contact with a grounding pad of the object; and a partition wall, which extends between the terminal group and the grounding spring pieces along a front-and-rear direction, and is configured to partition the terminal group and the grounding spring pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: JAE Electronics, Inc., Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takayoshi Oyake, Masamichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10148026
    Abstract: A sliding element for electrically contacting conductor paths on two facing printed circuit boards is provided. The sliding element comprises a main body, at least one electrical contact element, and a through-going opening provided for accepting a threaded stud. An internal thread in the through-going opening allows the sliding element to move linearly along the threaded stud when the threaded stud is rotated. By moving the sliding element along the threaded stud, different conductor paths on the printed circuit boards are brought into electrical contact with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HARTING Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Günter Pape
  • Patent number: 10096919
    Abstract: It is aimed to avoid the abrasion of a contact portion of a terminal fitting. When a harness-side housing (4) is connected to a board-side housing (1), a contact portion (12) of a terminal fitting (3) resiliently contacts a circuit board (2), whereas a body portion (5) of the terminal fitting (3) is pressed against a ceiling wall (19) of a cavity (14). The body portion (5) is formed with a projecting edge (13). When there is a thermal expansion difference in an arrangement direction of the cavities (14) between the circuit board (2) and the harness-side housing (4), the terminal fitting (3) pivots with a resilient abutting part of the contact portion (12) and the circuit board (2) serving as a supporting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ishida, Masanori Moriyasu
  • Patent number: 10082193
    Abstract: An actuator includes a motor driving a worm, a gearbox, and a motor control module. The gearbox includes a gearbox housing, a worm wheel mounted in the gearbox and meshed with the worm, and an output mechanism coaxially fixed to the worm wheel. The motor control module includes a control module housing, a printed circuit board received in the control module housing, and a connector connected to the printed circuit board and mounted at an open end of the control module housing, the control module housing connected with the gearbox housing. The control module housing comprises at least one plane surface with at least one resilient vibration absorber mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A.
    Inventors: Fa Yun Qi, Xiang Guo Shi, Rui Feng Qin
  • Patent number: 10003151
    Abstract: A conductor module includes a busbar, an accommodation case, and a fixing member. The accommodation case has two or more fixing holes that pass through a fixing body first surface and a fixing body second surface. The fixing member includes a main body and fixing legs. The fixing legs are associated with the respective fixing holes, and have a part of the busbar interposed therebetween. The fixing legs are capable of plastic deformation by external force, are inserted in the respective fixing holes from a side of the fixing body first surface to protrude from a side of the fixing body second surface, and, under a fixed condition in which the busbar is fixed to the accommodation case by the fixing member, have leading ends disposed on an outside in a radial direction with respect to the fixing holes as viewed in an axial direction of the fixing holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Sato, Takuto Goto, Shinichi Yanagihara, Yoshiaki Ichikawa, Takao Shoji
  • Patent number: 9882298
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a plug-in connector, including housing, fixing terminals that are connected to the first terminal part and the second terminal part detachably inserting into the clamping grooves provided inside the first terminal part and the second terminal part; at least two power supply terminals; a signal terminal mounting part, provided with two separated rows of terminal grooves therein, wherein the terminal groove includes a plurality of terminal inserting grooves and a plurality of spacing walls that are positioned between the terminal inserting grooves to separate the terminal inserting grooves from each other, and wherein a bottom of the signal terminal mounting part between two terminal groups is provided with a strip-type groove in which conductive plastic is mounted; a pair of terminal groups, having a plurality of signal terminals and ground terminals, and wherein all of the ground terminals are electrically connected through the conductive plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Commercial Products (ChengDu) Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Tao Zeng
  • Patent number: 9755386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device 1 for contacting electrical conductors and/or electrical plug connectors, said device comprising at least one front housing part 2 and a rear housing part 3, wherein the front housing part 2 and the rear housing part 3 are formed as one unit, wherein at least one first electrical contact connection is provided in the front housing part via contacting points 7, and at least one additional electrical contact connection is provided in the rear housing part 3 via contacting points 9, wherein a step 6 is formed between the front housing part 2 and the rear housing part 3 on one side of the device 1, and wherein contacting points 8 are provided in the region of the step 6 for the purposes of electrical contacting. The invention also relates to a lamp or an electrical device having a device of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tridonic GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Peter Moser, Thomas Riedler
  • Patent number: 9618194
    Abstract: A lighting system including an extrusion, a lighted strip, a control board, and a connector. The extrusion comprises a pair of side walls coupled by a connecting member, where the connecting member forms a first shelf for a lighted strip and a pair of flanges projecting from the side walls form a second shelf for a control board. The connector comprises a shell with an outer surface which is adapted to be coupled with the extrusion, and a pin which can be adapted to receive a wire adjacent a first end of the connector. The pin also including a curved contact plate which can be adapted to receive the lighted strip adjacent a second end of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Rev-A-Shelf Company, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M Tress, David Joseph Kleine-Kracht, Stephen A. Warden
  • Patent number: 9466910
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an improved structure of an electric connector. Each of terminals has a butt joint part and is vertically linked with a joint part, and each joint part has an arch-shaped necked-down section with two grooves , and other side of joint part is linked with a positioning section which has an accommodating cavity and a protruding body separately formed at two opposite side surfaces thereof and is linked with an extension arm by other side. The extension arm is linked with an insertion section in a vertical direction. The insulative base member is formed integrally to encapsulate terminals, butt joint parts can be suspended and extended in a docking chamber, and extension arms and soldering parts are respectively exposed out of the insulative base member, so the terminals can be tightly fastened in insulative base member and the endurability of the electric connector can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: RIIDEA INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Lung-Hsi Lee
  • Patent number: 9437946
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a surface and having first and second adjacent apertures. First and second electrical terminals include respective ends disposed in the first and second apertures of the printed circuit board, respective shoulders adjacent to the ends of the first and second electrical terminals and engaged with the surface of the printed circuit board, and respective insertion tabs adjacent to the shoulders of the first and second electrical terminals and located respective first and second distances away from the surface of the printed circuit board. The first and second distances are different such that the first and second insertion tabs do not touch one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bert W. Eakins, George E. Fox, Steven F. Gawron
  • Patent number: 9373920
    Abstract: A connector includes a module and a housing that accommodates the module. The module includes multiple contacts each including a first contact part to contact a board, a second contact part to contact a connection object, and a body extending at angle from the first contact part to the second contact part; and a molded part insert-molded with the contacts arranged as inserts. The molded part covers a portion of the body part through a surface of the first contact part of each of the contacts facing toward the board. In each contact, a width of the portion of the body covered with the molded part is smaller than a width of a spring portion of the body. The spring portion is exposed from the molded part and supports the second contact part in such a manner as to allow its displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED, FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Miki, Mitsuru Kobayashi, Takahiro Kondo, Takatoshi Yagisawa
  • Patent number: 9325097
    Abstract: An improved electronic receptacle connector employs contacts that are partially encapsulated with a thermally conductive polymer. The thermally conductive polymer aids in the distribution of heat within the contact and may further form heat transfer features to conduct heat to other connector components such as the shell. The thermally conductive polymer may be used to encapsulate multiple contacts within a substantially unitary block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Trent K. Do
  • Patent number: 9190764
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a connector body having a mating side with a communication array of signal and ground contacts and first and second mounting sides with respective mounting arrays of signal and ground contacts. Each of the first and second mounting sides is configured to be mounted to a corresponding circuit board. The connector body includes signal and ground conductors that extend through the connector body and communicatively couple the communication array to each of the mounting arrays. The mating side faces along a mating axis and the first and second mounting sides face in opposite directions along a mounting axis. The mating and mounting axes are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Christopher David Ritter, Justin Shane McClellan
  • 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: 20150126071
    Abstract: [Problem(s)] A board to board connector is disclosed to provide desirable electrical connection between contacts. [Means to Solve the Problem(s)] A board to board connector according to the present invention comprises a male connector 10 and a female connector 20. The male connector 10 comprises a pair of male contacts 100A, 100b and the female connector 20 comprises a pair of female contacts 200A, 200B. The male contacts 100A, 100B comprise protruding portions 109A, 109B which are elastically deformable, and the female contacts 200A, 200B comprise contact portions 208A, 208B which contact the protruding portion 109A, 109B. The contact portion 208B comprises a first inclined surface 201 A which inclines in a direction perpendicular to another direction in which the protruding portion moves and a second inclined surface 210B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Hideyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8986047
    Abstract: An expansion module, for electrically connecting an interface card to a circuit board, includes an electrical connector and a frame. One side surface of the electrical connector is disposed on the circuit board and an electrical slot is disposed on the other side surface of the electrical connector for one end of the interface card to be inserted therein. The frame includes a main body, a fixing portion, and a securing portion. The fixing portion and the securing portion are integrally extended from the main body. The fixing portion is detachably installed to the circuit board, and the securing portion is for the other end of the interface card to be detachably fixed thereon, so as to arrange the interface card upright on the circuit board and reduce area on the circuit board occupied by the interface card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih Ming Lai, Yung-Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 8961234
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a base printed circuit board (PCB); a first edge card socket mounted on said base PCB, said socket having PCB contacts; and a PCB connection unit having PCB contacts thereon, said unit being slideably connectable to said first edge card socket and adapted to be slideably inserted into, and to make electrical contact with, a second edge card socket mounted on a second base PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Unitronics (1989) (R″G) Ltd.
    Inventors: Haim Shani, Shlomi Marshanski, Gabriel Dekel
  • Publication number: 20150050840
    Abstract: A card connector is provided and includes a case and a plurality of contacts. The case includes a card receiving section, while each of the plurality of contacts include a first resilient beam, a second resilient beam, and a bridge part. The second resilient beam has a length longer than the first resilient beam. The bridge part connects the first resilient beam and the second resilient beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Junya Tsuji, Tokuhiro Hayashimoto, Yutaka Okoshi
  • Publication number: 20150038017
    Abstract: A multiple connector, in particular, for connecting to a printed circuit board. The multiple connector includes a base plate with essentially surrounding walls that project from the base plate and form a connector skirt. Electrical connecting tabs project through the base plate and pass through the base plate in the interior of a connector skirt, wherein Between at least two adjacent connector skirts, the base plate is interrupted by a contour projecting out from the plane of the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Summa
  • Publication number: 20150024635
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a conductor pair having first and second signal conductors extending through the connector body along respective paths between the mating and mounting sides. The first signal conductor has a height and a thickness taken transverse to a direction of the respective path and includes a flag segment and a base segment. The height of the first signal conductor along the flag segment is greater than the height of the first signal conductor along the base segment. The electrical connector also includes a dielectric body extending between the mating and mounting sides and surrounding the conductor pair. The dielectric body has a signal-control trench that extends along and exposes the flag segment to an air dielectric. The signal-control trench has a height that is measured along the height of the flag segment. The height of the signal-control trench is less than the height of the flag segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Justin Shane McClellan, Justin Pickel
  • Publication number: 20150011128
    Abstract: A circuit board that is to be mounted in a connector socket includes a plurality of electrical connectors located along a side edge of the circuit board. Retention bosses are formed on first and second opposite sides of the circuit board, each of the retention bosses protruding from a surface of the circuit board and extending parallel to and adjacent to the first edge of the circuit board. When the first edge of the circuit board is inserted into a slot of a connector socket, contact surfaces of the first and second retention bosses contact top surfaces of the connector socket to help immobilize the circuit board with respect to the connector socket. Adhesive layers on the contact surfaces of the first and second retention bosses may adhere to the top surfaces of the connector socket to help hold the circuit board immobile with respect to the connector socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL STOCK, SCOTT SEMMLER
  • Publication number: 20140377972
    Abstract: A card edge connector which could be inserted by an electrical card with a pair of slopes in its bottom edge includes an insulating housing and a plurality of contacts retained in the insulating housing. The insulating housing includes a top surface, an elongated passageway which recesses from the top surface, and a pair of ladder sections or protruding portions which protrude into the passageway for supporting the slopes. Therefore, it can enhance the stability when the electrical card is inserted into the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: WEN-JUN TANG, XUE-WU BU, XIAN-WEI FENG
  • Patent number: 8917497
    Abstract: A storage cabinet configured to accommodate electronic equipment is disclosed. The storage cabinet has front, rear, and side walls extending upwardly from a bottom to define a storage space. The storage cabinet also includes a compartment located within the storage space configured to accommodate electronic equipment. The compartment includes an electronic cooling device for each piece of equipment, a ventilation system, and-one or more components for receiving and transmitting wireless signals into and out of the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Knaack LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Bergum, Gary Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140370759
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and at least one first contact received in the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a main body and a first mating port extending from the main body. The at least one first contact includes a first mating portion partially exposed into the first mating port, a first intermediate portion extending rearward from the first mating portion and received in the main body, and a first termination portion bending downward from the first intermediate portion and exposed beyond the insulative housing. The first intermediate portion includes a first lower horizontal section, a first upper horizontal section parallel to the first lower horizontal section, and a first connecting portion connecting the first lower horizontal section and the first upper horizontal section. The first lower horizontal section is formed with a first lower widened section, and the first upper horizontal section is formed with a first upper widened section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi TAI, Yung-Chih HUNG
  • Publication number: 20140364012
    Abstract: A control unit housing has connector pins arranged therein. Each pin has a first contact end directed to the housing interior for a press-fit connection to a circuit board insertable therein, and a second contact end directed out of the housing for connecting an electrical plug connector or the like. The housing is designed as a header that is open on one side and has an access opening for inserting the circuit board. The access opening can be closed by a cover after mounting the circuit board. The connector pins are substantially right-angled pins arranged in the region of a side wall of the housing. The pins are anchored in the housing by the second contact ends running approximately at right angles to the first contact ends, such that the mounting forces acting on the first contact ends during press-fit connecting are received by the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: WABCO GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Bolik, Christian Brammer, Sylwester Piasecki, Dominik Szczerba
  • Publication number: 20140357132
    Abstract: A data acquisition system includes a receptacle and a data acquisition device. The receptacle has a housing, sensor inputs to receive data signals from sensors coupled to an object, and a rib to block insertion of a standard Universal Serial Bus (USB) plug and facilitate insertion of a modified USB plug having a slot that mates with the rib. The data acquisition device includes circuitry to receive, store and process data, a USB plug having pins operatively coupled to the circuitry, a first subset of pins configured to receive data signals from the receptacle and a second subset of pins configured to support standard USB communication with USB-compliant devices, and a slot formed in the USB plug such that the slot facilitates interconnection of the USB plug both with standard USB-compliant devices and with the receptacle, the slot mating with the rib to facilitate interconnection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Erich Vlach
  • Publication number: 20140329414
    Abstract: An electrical interconnection system with high speed, high density electrical connectors. One of the connectors includes a mating contact portion that has multiple contact surface. The mating contact portion has multiple segments, each with a contact surface, such that multiple points of contact to a complementary mating contact portion in a mating connector are provided for mechanical robustness. Such a mating contact may have parallel elongated members on which the mating surface are positioned, providing for the possibility of more than two contact surface per mating contact portion. The mating contact surfaces may be positioned on the elongated members such that the points of contact are at different distances from the distal end of the mating contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, Trent K. Do, Brian Kirk
  • Publication number: 20140322975
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing and a metal shell enclosing the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a inserting slot. The contacts include a plurality of grounding contacts and signal contacts, the contacts each comprise a retaining portion retained in the insulative housing, a contacting portion extending forwardly from a side of the retaining potion and extending into the inserting slot and a soldering portion extending from the other side of the retaining portion. The shield shell has a top wall covering a top of the insulative housing and the shield shell comprising at least a pair of resisting arms, the pair of resisting arms resisting the two sides of the grounding contact along a left-to-right direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MING-QIU HAN, JIAN-FEI YU, FANG-YUE ZHU, JIN-KUI HU
  • Publication number: 20140315442
    Abstract: A card edge connector is used for connecting an electronic card to a printed circuit board and includes an insulative housing and a plurality of conductive terminals retained in the insulative housing. The insulative housing defines a front face, a mounting surface and a receiving slot running through the front face and extending along a longitudinal direction with a key disposed therein. Each conductive terminals defines a contacting arm extending into the receiving slot along a mating direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and a soldering portion extending outside of the insulative housing. Each contacting arm defines a free end portion located in the receiving slot and with a contacting portion disposed thereon, the thickness of the free end portion in a vertical direction perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the mating direction is smaller than the thickness of other parts of the contacting arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FENG-LAN LIU, JIAN-KUANG ZHU, ZHEN-HUA WANG
  • Publication number: 20140302720
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating main body, a terminal module, and two fixing pieces. The insulating main body has a front end provided with an insertion port, two sides of the insertion port each being provided with a fixing slot, and has a rear end provided with an accommodation space. The terminal module is disposed in the accommodation space, and includes metal terminals and a fixing seat. The metal terminals are partially protrudingly exposed in the insertion port. Two sides of the fixing seat are each provided with a clamping slot. Each fixing piece is fixed in the fixing slot. Each fixing piece has a buckle corresponding to the clamping slot. Therefore, the extending buckle of the fixing piece and the clamping slot of the terminal module are engaged with each other, so as to prevent the terminal module from departing from the accommodation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Concraft Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Hong Jiang
  • Publication number: 20140302698
    Abstract: A female connector has a plurality of contacts to be connected to a card member having a card edge portion with a plurality of card edge terminals formed on a substrate, and a housing disposed with contact housing portions, and the housing has a flat opening portion on one side into which the card edge portion is inserted, an insertion port on the other side, and an inner space therein communicating with the flat opening portion and disposed with the card edge portion, and the contact housing portion has at least two stages of first contact housing portions formed on one side relative to the inner space of the housing and communicating with the insertion port, and a stage of second contact housing portions formed on the other side relative to the inner space of the housing and communicating with the insertion port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira NAGAMINE
  • Publication number: 20140302719
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprises a housing, a plurality of first terminals and a terminal block. The housing has a first wall and a second wall which are opposite to each other, a slot between the first wall and the second wall and a plurality of terminal grooves spaced apart from each other and provided in the first wall in a row. The first terminals are supported by the first wall and positioned in the terminal grooves. The terminal block comprises an insulative body engaged with the second wall and a plurality of second terminals spaced apart from each other and supported by the insulative body. Each of second terminals has a fixed portion fixedly provided to the insulative body, a contact portion extending out of the insulative body and extending into the slot, and a tail portion extending out of the insulative body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Molex Incorlporated
    Inventor: Yi-Tse HO
  • Publication number: 20140273646
    Abstract: The present invention relate to a socket for a nano SIM card first to third connection parts arranged in a transverse direction, and fourth to sixth connection parts arranged in parallel with the first to third connection parts. The socket comprises: first to sixth terminals each comprising a contact part configured to be brought into close contact with an associated one of the connection parts of the nano SIM card and a soldering part configured to be soldered to a print circuit board; a housing comprising through-openings for first to sixth contact parts, which are formed at positions corresponding to the positions of the respective connection parts of the nano SIM card when the nano SIM card is inserted into the socket; and a cover coupled to the housing to define a space between the housing and the cover so that the SIM card is inserted into the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: JuYoung YUN
  • Patent number: 8829348
    Abstract: A communications cable includes a plurality of longitudinally extending pairs of conducting elements, a low profile male connector secured to a first end of the cable, and a low profile female connector secured to an opposite second end of the cable. The plurality of pairs of conducting elements terminate at the male connector in a first orientation and terminate at the female connector in a second orientation. The first and second orientations are such that each respective conducting element can be connected to itself when the male and female connectors are matingly engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Wayne D. Larsen, Amid I. Hashim, Bryan Scott Moffitt
  • Patent number: 8827749
    Abstract: A card mounting socket for a mobile phone having a reduced size and reduced number of parts. The card mounting socket having a body and a separate casing. The body housing includes a first receiving section, a second receiving section and an inner wall. The first receiving section is provided with a pair of guides positioned on both sides thereof and a first card terminal disposed along a major surface of the first receiving section. The second receiving section includes a second card terminal disposed along a major surface of the second receiving section. The inner wall extends perpendicular from the first receiving section to the second receiving section such that the second receiving section is stepped with respect to the first receiving section. The separate casing is secured to an upper portion of the body and separates the first receiving section from the second receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Amp Korea Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8824130
    Abstract: A chip card holder includes a base, a first retaining board attached to the base, a second retaining board attached to the base spaced apart from the first retaining board, and a receptacle is defined between the first retaining board and the second retaining board. The first retaining board has a first electrical connector. The second retaining board has a second electrical connector. A drawer is movably received in the receptacle. When the drawer received in the receptacle, the chip cards are retained between the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Chang
  • Patent number: 8821169
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises an electrical connector, a receiving portion, and a limiting element. The electrical connector comprises a housing, a plurality of terminals supported by the housing, and a mounting face positioned at a bottom side thereof. The receiving portion is provided to the bottom side of the electrical connector and positioned in front of the mounting face and has a receiving groove extending in a front-rear direction. The limiting element is provided through the receiving groove and positioned in the receiving portion and has an abutting-retaining face inclined to the ground and facing the mounting face. When the electrical connection device is mounted to a circuit board, the mounting face is mounted to an upper surface of a circuit board, and the abutting-retaining face abuts against a front edge of a lower surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Boon Peng Ng
  • Publication number: 20140242845
    Abstract: A connector includes a module and a housing that accommodates the module. The module includes multiple contacts each including a first contact part to contact a board, a second contact part to contact a connection object, and a body extending at angle from the first contact part to the second contact part; and a molded part insert-molded with the contacts arranged as inserts. The molded part covers a portion of the body part through a surface of the first contact part of each of the contacts facing toward the board. In each contact, a width of the portion of the body covered with the molded part is smaller than a width of a spring portion of the body. The spring portion is exposed from the molded part and supports the second contact part in such a manner as to allow its displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: FUJITSU LIMITED, FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Miki, Mitsuru Kobayashi, Takahiro Kondo, Takatoshi Yagisawa
  • Publication number: 20140242826
    Abstract: Latching mechanisms for pluggable electronic devices when received within a host cage of a host device. In one example embodiment, the host cage is configured to be connected to a host printed circuit board and configured to at least partially surround a host connector. The host cage includes a pair of inwardly biased leaf springs that extend toward the host connector and thereby engage with the latching mechanism of the pluggable electronic module in order to secure the pluggable electronic module within the host cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Long Van Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140220827
    Abstract: An electrical connector for mating with a plug and mounting to a printed circuit board, includes an insulative housing defining a rear base and a front mating tongue, two rows of terminals received in the insulating housing and a shielding plate interposed between said two rows of the terminals. The terminals include contacting portions exposed upon opposite surfaces of the front mating tongue and board-connecting legs extending out of the rear base for mounting to the printed circuit board. The terminals are categorized with differential pairs of signal and grounding terminals mixed up with one another for coupling to the plug. The shielding plate includes at least one grounding finger split therefrom and a grounding leg for mounting to the printed circuit board. Each grounding finger is disposed between two adjacent differential pairs and parallel to the contacting portions of said terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: KUO-CHUN HSU, TERRANCE F. LITTLE, YU-HSU CHEN, CHIEN-PING KAO
  • Publication number: 20140213115
    Abstract: A connector is mateable with a mating connector along a first direction. The mating connector has a mating contact portion. The connector comprises a housing and a contact. The housing has a holding portion and a stop portion. The contact has a held portion, a pressed portion and a contact point. The held portion is held by the holding portion. The pressed portion is provided between the held portion and the contact point. The contact point is located between the held portion and the pressed portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The contact point is brought into contact with the mating contact portion and moved in the second direction under a mated state of the connector with the mating connector. The pressed portion is pressed against the stop portion when the contact point is brought into contact with the mating contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Kousuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20140213116
    Abstract: A memory card connector includes first and second connectors including first and second housings having first and second storage sections, respectively, and first and second contacts which connect with terminals of first and second memory cards removably-inserted into the first and second storage sections, respectively. The first and second connectors are superposed on each other in a direction of thickness thereof. Each first contact includes a first tail which is mountable to a circuit board and positioned on an outer peripheral side of a first side surface of the first housing. The second housing includes a second side surface located at a different position from the first side surface as viewed in the thickness direction. Each second contact includes a second tail which is mountable to the circuit board and positioned on an outer peripheral side of the second side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuta Yoshida, Yoshifumi Okabe, Hidehiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140187064
    Abstract: A low-profile electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts and a pair of mounting pieces positioned at opposite sides of the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a half-opened plug-receiving space. Each contact includes a fixing portion, a deformable contacting portion extending into the plug-receiving space and a soldering portion for being mounted to a circuit board. Each mounting piece includes a retaining portion, a bending portion extending sidewardly from the retaining portion and a mounting portion parallel to the retaining portion. The mounting portions are adapted for being fixed to the circuit board in order that when a plug is inserted into the plug-receiving space, the mounting portions replace the soldering portions to bear a great deal of impact force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Hung-Chi TAI, Chun-Hsien WU, Siu-Mien YANG
  • Patent number: 8764497
    Abstract: An electrical contact arrangement includes a planar conductive metal blank having sections that are foldable to define pairs of orthogonally arranged component contacts and bus blade contacts. Connected with a first pair of opposed side edges of a horizontal rectangular core section of the blank are a pair of rectangular component contact sections that are upwardly bent to define a pair of component contacts for receiving therebetween an electrical component, such as a printed circuit board. Connected with the orthogonally arranged second pair of opposed side edges of the core section are a pair of rectangular support sections that are bent downwardly, whereby a corresponding pair of bus blade contact sections connected with corresponding edges of the support sections extend in vertical parallel spaced relation to define a pair of bus blade contacts adapted for insertion between the downwardly bent support sections of a corresponding second electrical contact arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Fehling, Georg Kulturidi, Matthias Niggemann, Klaus Pueschner, Michael Schnatwinkel, Ralf Schumacher, Klaus Wohlgemuth, Marco Waldhoff, Gerhard Eggert
  • Patent number: 8760315
    Abstract: A system for controlling traffic for allowing passage of an emergency vehicle through an intersection controlled by traffic signals includes an intersection module for transmitting signals for preempting the traffic signals and one or more circuit cards coupled to the intersection module. Each expansion card includes a plurality of contact closures for outputting one or more of the signals for preempting the traffic signals. The intersection module selects an expansion card based on a type of output desired, and further selects one or more contact closures of the selected card for the desired output. The expansion cards allow preempt or vehicle outputs beyond the output that a single card can provide. According to another embodiment, the output expansion is achieved by emulating the communication interface between the intersection module and the traffic signal controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: E-Views Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jarrid Michael Gross, Jonathan Youngman, William Thomas Williamson
  • Publication number: 20140162498
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of arranging ground pins and signal pins in a card connector includes arranging a signal pins and ground pins in a card connector into at least six (6) columns divided between a primary side and a secondary side of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Raul Enriquez-Shibayama, Kai Xiao, Xiang Li
  • Publication number: 20140153201
    Abstract: An electronic component module according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a printed circuit board including a low-profile plug and at least one memory component thereon, and a connector for connecting the printed circuit board to a motherboard, the connector being mateable with the plug on the printed circuit board and having a z-height of no more than about 1.5 mm. The low-profile plug includes one hundred seventy pins and the number of pins allocated for VSS is no more than twenty-two and the number of pins allocated for VDD is no more than sixteen. Further, the low-profile plug includes an insulative portion protruding from a surface of the printed circuit board and having a “”-like or inverted “”-like profile in its center. The connector includes two sub-connectors, and an insulative portion having a “”-like or inverted “m”-like profile in the center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: MARK KUANYU CHENG, MARK BURLINGTON, HENRY HAI DANG NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20140134885
    Abstract: An electrical connector mountable on a printed circuit board and adapted for mating with a complementary connector, includes an insulating housing and a plurality of contacts. The insulating housing defines a base section, an upper and a lower walls extending forwardly from the base section, and a receiving space defined between the upper and the lower walls. Each contact has a main portion, a contacting portion extending from the main portion and exposed to the receiving space, and a tail portion extending outside of the insulating housing. A positioning protrusion is formed on an inside face of the lower wall and extends into the receiving space, and defines a slanted guiding surface therealong opposing to the upper wall to guide an insertion or rejection of the complementary connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Shuang-Feng LI, Li-Li LIANG