For Receiving Coaxial Connector Patents (Class 439/63)
  • Patent number: 11557865
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulator; a terminal secured in the insulator and having a front mating portion, a tail portion, and an intermediate portion; an outer conductor receiving the insulator; and a rear metallic plate secured to the outer conductor, wherein the terminal intermediate portion includes a vertical part having a protrusion exposing rearwardly to air and spaced a predetermined distance from the rear metallic plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiao-Tong Liu, De-Jin Chen
  • Patent number: 11545784
    Abstract: A coaxial RF connector with inner and outer conductors has an outer conductor with a plurality of longitudinal slits forming a plurality of spring loaded contact elements. A contact sleeve is arranged movable in axial direction surrounding coaxially the outer conductor. The contact sleeve has a radial contact face which is in contact with the spring loaded contact elements and an axial contact face which has a plane orthogonal to the center axis of the connector for contacting a counter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SPINNER GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Grabichler, Wolfgang Zissler, Christoph Neumaier
  • Patent number: 11532904
    Abstract: An electrical connector set includes first and second connectors, in which the first connector has a first connection terminal, a first high-frequency connection terminal transmitting a high frequency signal, and a first external grounding member surrounding the first high-frequency connection terminal, the second connector has a second connection terminal, a second high-frequency connection terminal, and a second external grounding member surrounding the second high-frequency connection terminal. At a time of fitting, the second external grounding member is located on an inner side of the first external grounding member, the first and second connection terminals are located on an outer side of the first external grounding member, the second external grounding member is closed in a peripheral shape to surround the first and second high-frequency connection terminals, and first and second mounting parts are located on an inner side of the second external grounding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma Amemori, Hiroyuki Hoshiba, Aoi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11527858
    Abstract: An electrical outlet mount for externally mounting on a pair of conductive panes or conductive material on a pair of non-conductive panes. The mount is used for powering electrical/electronic elements and can be installed quickly and easily, and which offers an attractive finish with unobstructed view. The electrical outlet mount has a back end and a front end, a first electrical contact element located at the back end arranged for electrical contact with a first conductive panel and a second electrical contact element located towards the front end, in spaced arrangement from the first electrical contact element for electrical contact with a second conductive panel. The electrical outlet mount may extend out through an opening in one of the panels to receive electrical/electronic elements disposed externally to such space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: EXXEL TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD
    Inventor: Thiam Hin Kennie Seow
  • Patent number: 11489305
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal-attached electric wire includes: installing an electric wire including a core wire including a plurality of element wires to a terminal having a conductor coupling part having a pair of barrel pieces, the core wire being installed between the pair of barrel pieces; bending the pair of barrel pieces to cause the pair of barrel pieces to wrap around and cover the core wire in a circumferential direction to form a slit extending in an axial direction between the pair of barrel pieces, with respect to the circumferential direction; melting the element wires of the core wire by emitting laser light toward the core wire through the slit; and adhering the element wires melted with the laser light to the conductor coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 11462859
    Abstract: A coaxial terminal includes a signal terminal, a tubular ground terminal that covers the signal terminal, and an insulating member interposed between the signal terminal and the ground terminal. The signal terminal includes a main body that is covered by the insulating member, an upper contact piece that extends from the main body to +Z direction side, and a lower contact piece that extends from the main body to ?Z direction side. The insulating member has an opening through which a part of the main body is exposed. A following formula (1) is satisfied: L2?½×L1??(1) where L1 is a length of the insulating member along an axial direction of the coaxial terminal, L2 is a length of the opening along the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: ADVANTEST Corporation, Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Takahito Seshimo, Atsunori Shibuya, Masayuki Arai, Masataka Oyama, Shigeru Akiyama, Ayako Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11453503
    Abstract: A coupling is disclosed providing fluidic continuity between first and second orifices of two portions of an air circuit which includes a flexible sleeve, a first frame connected in fluid-tight manner to a first end of the flexible sleeve and having a first opening, and a second frame, connected in fluid-tight manner to a second end of the flexible sleeve and having a second opening. The coupling is deformable so that the flexible sleeve may adapt to the variable spacing between two avionics racks and is able to compensate for a misalignment between the orifices of two portions of an air circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Laurent Saint-Marc, Bernard Guering
  • Patent number: 11411340
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base; a center conductor secured to the insulative housing; and a metallic shell secured to the insulative housing and surrounding the center conductor, the metallic shell including a sleeve having a lower part secured to the base of the insulative housing and an upper part extending upwardly beyond the base of the insulative housing; wherein the insulative housing is insert-molded with the center conductor and the metallic shell; and the sleeve of the metallic shell is formed as a seamless structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 11404817
    Abstract: A Network device includes an interface configured to be coupled to a transmission line that carries content and a content processing module. The content processing module includes circuitry configured to route content communicated via the transmission line to one or more secondary network devices. The content processing module further includes a contact assembly. The contact assembly includes an upper housing and a lower housing that define a recessed region therebetween. The contact assembly includes a screw. The head of the screw is disposed above the upper housing and the threaded portion of the screw extends through a threaded opening in the upper housing and into the recessed region. A resilient member of the contact assembly is disposed within the recessed region and has an end that is in mechanical communication with the end of the screw. The contact assembly further includes a plunger assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ATX Networks (Toronto) Corp.
    Inventors: Bradford Allen Jacobson, Vito Alberto Orlando
  • Patent number: 11404832
    Abstract: A connector assembly for connecting a cable to an electrical component includes a plug unit and a mating plug unit, which each have an outer conductor element, an insulator element and an inner conductor element. The insulator element is disposed within the outer conductor element and includes an inner conductor channel in which the inner conductor element is disposed. The insulator element of the plug unit forms a plug profile that extends around the inner conductor channel and has at least one projection and/or depression. The insulator element of the mating plug unit forms a mating plug profile that corresponds to a negative of the plug profile. The plug unit and the mating plug unit are connectable to one another in such a way that the plug profile and the mating plug profile rest against each other, at least in some areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MD ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Rudolf Wiebe, Johannes Eben, Stefan Sperr, Josef Ohni
  • Patent number: 11397361
    Abstract: An electro-optic display may comprise a front electrode having a first opening defined therein, a rear electrode having a second opening defined therein, an electro-optic layer between the front and rear electrodes and a rigid conductive component passing through the first and second openings and electrically contacting the front electrode but not the rear electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventor: George G. Harris
  • Patent number: 11342704
    Abstract: A signal connector positioning structure comprises a connector, a connecting component, a conductive connecting component, and a insulating component; the connector has a first opening, a second opening, and a first fixing structure; the connecting component has a first connection port and a first fixing component; the conductive connecting component has an opening; the insulating component has an opening; the conductive connecting component penetrates through the insulating component; wherein, the first fixing structure and the first fixing component are removably fastened in a screwed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Lih Yeu Seng Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Teng Hsu
  • Patent number: 11316309
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a first signal pin formed to be in contact with a signal line of a circuit board; a first insulator surrounding the first signal pin; and a first housing accommodating the first signal pin and the first insulator and having a hole at a rear thereof corresponding to the first signal pin, wherein the first housing includes at least one clamping arm disposed on at least one side of the hole, protruding to a rear of the first housing, and having a lower surface formed to be in contact with an upper surface of the circuit board and the connector assembly further includes a ground plate disposed below the clamping arm and having an upper surface formed to be in contact with a lower surface of the circuit board; a clamping plate movably disposed below the ground plate; and a fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SENSORVIEW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Nam Kim, Kyoung Il Kang, Dong Il Yim, Sung Cheol Cho, Ji Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 11304306
    Abstract: A method for assembling a camera suitable for use for a vision system of a vehicle includes providing a circuit board having first and second sides separated by a thickness dimension of the circuit board. An imager is disposed at the first side of the circuit board and solder pads are disposed at the second side of the circuit board. The solder pads are in electrical connection with circuitry of the circuit board. A coaxial connector is aligned at the solder pads at the second side of the circuit board. The coaxial connector is soldered at the second side of the circuit board via the solder pads. The solder pads may include a plurality of outer solder pads and at least one inner solder pad for connecting to respective contact portions of the coaxial connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jens Steigerwald
  • Patent number: 11264753
    Abstract: A connector includes a pair of outer conductors including a first outer conductor and a second outer conductor assembled together and slidable with respect to each other, a pair of center conductors arranged within the outer conductors, an insulation seat, and an elastic element. The center conductors include a first center conductor and a second center conductor assembled together and slidable with respect to each other. The first outer conductor and the first center conductor are fixed to the insulation seat. A first end of the elastic element abuts against the first outer conductor or the insulation seat. The first outer conductor and the first center conductor are both in electrical contact with a first electrical component under a pressing force from the elastic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunhe Wang, Zhigang Song, Peng Zhai, Jiahui Chen, Chuangpeng Zhou, Zifu Dai
  • Patent number: 11251552
    Abstract: Embodiments may comprise forming a rigid, tubular outer housing of an electrically conductive material; inserting an electrical cable longitudinally into the outer housing, the electrical cable having an inner conductor and a dielectric jacket surrounding the inner conductor; and, reshaping at least one longitudinal segment of the outer housing to fix the electrical cable inside the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Gruber, Tobias-Lars Hoeher, Bernhard Aicher, Moritz Sigler
  • Patent number: 11063401
    Abstract: A device for achieving a mechanical link and optical and/or electrical and/or fluidic transmission between a first element (E1) and a second element (E2), including: a first connection part designed to be fixed to the first element (E1), a first joining member connected optically and/or electrically and/or in fluidic communication with the first element (E1) and mounted on the first connection part, a second connection part designed to be fixed to the second element (E2), and arranged at least in part between the first connection part and the first joining member and defining a ball joint link between the first and second elements, and a second joining member connected optically and/or electrically and/or in fluidic communication with the second element (E2), arranged in the second connection part, the first and second joining members being configured to allow an optical and/or electrical and/or fluidic transmission from one to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Sébastien Mallinjoud
  • Patent number: 11025011
    Abstract: An electrical connector (10) has a body, a center conductor (55), and an insulator (75). The body has a receptacle end (30), a board end (25) having a rear plane (85) and a plurality of fastener holes for a plurality of fasteners (50), a void extending from the receptacle end to the board end, and a grounding feature (70) substantially surrounding the void at the board end, the grounding feature extending beyond the rear plane and being approximately in the shape of a “V” having a base which points away from the rear plane. The center conductor is in the void and extends from the receptacle end to beyond the rear plane of the board end. The insulator is in the void and substantially surrounds the center conductor in the void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Genesis Technology USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl Anthony Daughtry
  • Patent number: 10923830
    Abstract: A quick solder chip connector is provided that can include a body, a radio signal conductor housed in the body, and one or more grounding pins integrally formed in the body. In some embodiments, the radio signal conductor can include a first end configured to electrically connect to a first transmission line formed on a first printed circuit board and a second end configured to electrically connect to a second transmission line formed on a second printed circuit board and can provide a radio frequency signal path between the first transmission line and the second transmission line. The one or more grounding pins can extend from opposing ends of the body and can be configured to physically support the body and the radio signal conductor between the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PC-TEL, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Lin, Umesh Navsariwala
  • Patent number: 10916902
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] To provide a coaxial connector assembly maintaining a characteristic impedance and allowing floating. [SOLUTION] First to third coaxial connectors 10 to 30 are provided. A second center conductor 23 of the second coaxial connector 20 has a second shaft portion 23A held by a second dielectric body 22, a right columnar one-end-side contact portion 23B to be fitted in a first receiving portion 13B of the first coaxial connector 10, and the other-end-side contact portion 23C to be fitted in a third center contact portion 33B of the third coaxial connector 30. The one-end-side contact portion 23B is larger than the outer diameter of the second shaft portion 23A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kentaro Maki
  • Patent number: 10790604
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a board-mating connector with a reduced coupling height, and the board-mating connector includes a signal portion having one side in contact with a signal electrode of a board and to be electrically connected to the signal electrode; a ground portion having one side in contact with a ground electrode of the board to be electrically connected to the ground electrode and having a hollow inside; a housing portion in which a housing insertion hole is formed such that the signal portion and the ground portion are inserted thereinto and in which at least a part of a portion coming into contact with the ground portion is formed of metal; and a dielectric portion which is inserted into the housing insertion hole and is located between the signal portion and the housing portion such that the signal portion is spaced apart from the ground portion and the housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: GIGALANE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwa Yoon Song, Sang Min Seo, Eun Jung Kim, Jin Uk Lee, Kyung Hun Jung, Hee seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10700461
    Abstract: A conductor having a conductive terminal; an intermediate insulator housing the terminal; an outer conductor part that is an integrated molded product formed from a conductive metal plate housing the intermediate insulator; and a housing formed from an insulating material, which housing houses the outer conductor part; wherein the outer conductor part includes: a cylindrical main body part formed from a curved plate, a plate-like rear plate part electrically connected to a rear end of the main body part, which rear plate part closes the rear end of the main body part; and left and right leg parts extending downward from a cylindrical wall of the main body part, the rear plate part includes left and right anchor parts extending forward from left and right ends of the rear plate part, the housing includes slit-shaped left and right anchor housing parts extending forward, and the outer conductor part is housed in the housing, and each anchor part is inserted into and retained by a corresponding anchor housing pa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Teruhito Suzuki, Yasuyuki Miki, Hiroyuki Yajima, Akinori Mizumura
  • Patent number: 10701825
    Abstract: An electrical housing made from plastic, comprising a bottom housing part with walls forming a housing bottom and a plurality of side walls, wherein the walls form a housing opening, wherein at least one of the walls has a plurality of positions for arranging cable glands, and a top housing part adapted to the bottom housing part for closing the housing opening in a sealing manner, wherein at least one metallic screw connection plate with threads for the attachment of cable glands integrated into the screw connection plate is disposed in the housing interior, wherein the screw connection plate is oriented and arranged such that the threads are oriented so as to correspond to the positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber KG
    Inventors: Ralf Schätzle, Fabian Witt
  • Patent number: 10700456
    Abstract: A board-mating connector with a reduced coupling height includes a signal portion having one side in contact with a signal electrode of a board and to be electrically connected to the signal electrode; a ground portion having one side in contact with a ground electrode of the board to be electrically connected to the ground electrode and having a hollow inside; a housing portion in which a housing insertion hole is formed such that the signal portion and the ground portion are inserted thereinto and in which at least a part of a portion coming into contact with the ground portion is formed of metal; and a dielectric portion which is inserted into the housing insertion hole and is located between the signal portion and the housing portion such that the signal portion is spaced apart from the ground portion and the housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GIGALANE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwa Yoon Song, Sang Min Seo, Eun Jung Kim, Jin Uk Lee, Kyung Hun Jung, Hee seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10644467
    Abstract: A coaxial connector for mounting on circuit boards or the like with a socket for accommodating a coaxial cable end and contacts for mounting the connector on the circuit board, whereby the socket is combined with a metal flange, which can be connected to an external electromagnetic compatible shielding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH
    Inventor: Martina Sauer-Oberschelp
  • Patent number: 10608387
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a first connector and a second connector, where a first connector and a second connector are aligned easily and a height dimension caused when the first connector and the second connector are connected is small. The first connector includes solder parts. Skirt parts that serve as a guide for alignment in connecting the first connector and the second connector are integrally formed with the outer conductor of the second connector. Cut portions are provided in portions that are included in the skirt parts and face the solder part. When the first connector and the second connector are connected, the solder parts are received in the cut portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chikara Uratani
  • Patent number: 10559930
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector is mounted within a metallic cage for mating with a SFP module received within the cage. The contacts of the cable receptacle connector are arranged with two groups, of which one are connected to the printed circuit board on which the cage is mounted, and the other are connected to the wires which are further connected to a board-mount receptacle connector mounted on another printed circuit board on which the CPU (Central Processing Unit) socket is mounted. Each board-mount receptacle connector corresponds to more than one cable receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO. LTD, FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Terrance F. Little
  • Patent number: 10530099
    Abstract: In one example, a board mating connection, which includes a ground unit in which a tapered portion is formed, includes: a signal contact unit which has one side in contact with a signal electrode of a board and is electrically connected to the signal electrode; a ground contact unit which has one side in contact with a ground electrode of the board and is electrically connected to the ground electrode; and a dielectric unit which is disposed between the signal contact unit and the ground contact unit, wherein the ground contact unit includes a first ground portion which has a first ground hollow portion and includes a second ground portion of which the other side is partially inserted into the first ground hollow portion and which has a second ground hollow portion, the first ground portion includes a first ground tapered portion formed on a wall thereof so as to have an inclined shape such that an inner diameter thereof is gradually decreased toward the other side thereof, and the second ground portion has t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GIGALANE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwa Yoon Song, Jin Uk Lee, Sun Hwa Cha, Chang Hyun Yang, Eun Jung Kim, Kyung Hun Jung, Hee seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10522953
    Abstract: A coaxial electrical connector connected to a circuit board having a metal outer conductor having a tubular portion and a metal center conductor equipped with a contact portion extending in the axial direction of said tubular portion within the interior space of said tubular portion, and in which said center conductor is secured in place by the outer conductor, with a dielectric interposed therebetween, the center conductor has a radial portion with a plate-shaped configuration extending radially outward from the base portion side of the contact portion, and a connecting portion placed in contact with a circuit board is formed on the bottom face of said radial portion, wherein the radial portion has grain flow lines formed by a flow of metallographic structure oriented parallel to two major surfaces opposing each other in the axial direction, and the contact portion has grain flow lines oriented in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Miyazaki, Masahiro Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10516224
    Abstract: An edge launch signal connector (e.g., RF connector) comprises a connector body having a support aperture, and one or more interface surfaces operable to interface with an edge launch connector support portion of a first circuit board. A plurality of ground contact pins can be supported by the connector body and can be arrayed about the support aperture of the connector body, and a signal pin can be supported within the support aperture. In response to the edge launch signal connector engaging a second circuit board, the signal pin interfaces with a signal contact pad of the second circuit board, and the plurality of ground contact pins interface with at least one ground contact pad. A first circuit board assembly can support a plurality of edge launch signal connectors for blind-mate coupling first and second circuit board assemblies together to accommodate for positional tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Brian L. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10446982
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plug connector and a locking member. The plug connector includes a conductive outer conductor shell electrically connected to a contact of a mating connector, and the outer conductor shell includes a cylindrical fitting portion fitted to a ground contact member. An outer diameter of the fitting portion is configured to be enlarged when the fitting portion is attached to or removed from the ground contact member, and the locking member includes a regulation portion capable of regulating the enlargement of the fitting portion. A guide portion is configured to guide the movement of the regulation portion with respect to the fitting portion, as the regulation portion is moved between a regulation position and a standby position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Fukumoto, Satoru Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10446955
    Abstract: A shielded connector for interconnecting printed circuit boards that has a contact assembly that includes a plurality of contacts electrically connectable to the printed circuit boards, first and second guide members that separable from the contact assembly and associated with one of the printed circuit boards, and shielding that establishes electrical continuity through the connector. The contact assembly and the first and second guide members are configured to provide axial and radial float to compensate for axial and radial misalignment between the printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Hoyack, Joachim I. Grek, Owen R. Barthelmes
  • Patent number: 10389045
    Abstract: An electrical coaxial connector comprising a connector body including a signal contact member, a grounding contact member and a housing member for supporting the signal contact member and the grounding contact member, and a locking component made to be separate from the connector body for engaging detachably with the grounding contact member, wherein the locking component is provided thereon with a displaceable engaging portion which is operative to lock an annular engaging portion of the grounding contact member from the outside of the same at a position for closing partially a slit provided on the annular engaging portion when the locking component is caused to engagement with the grounding contact member, so that the annular engaging portion of the grounding contact member is prevented from being subjected to expanding deformation to widen the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10367275
    Abstract: There is provided a coaxial cable connector, etc., configured such that the outer conductor shell and the connector carrier are linked by a carrier linkage part provided to part of the edge portion between the distal end and the portion of the outer conductor shell of a coaxial cable connector excluding the crimper, and the connector carrier is disposed on the distal end side of the outer conductor shell (the opposite side from the housing carrier), which simplifies the configuration of the apparatus used to manufacture the coaxial cable connector, and allows the coaxial cable connector to be assembled with the fixing position of the outer conductor shell stabilized while still linked to the connector carrier in the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiro Miyazaki, Ikuo Denpouya, Yoshihito Hirose, Kazuhiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 10264219
    Abstract: A camera for a vision system of a vehicle includes a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, a front camera housing and a rear camera housing. An imager is disposed at a printed circuit board, and a spring-biased electrical connector is disposed at the rear camera housing. The electrical connector includes an inner terminal and an outer terminal for connecting to respective ones of an inner contact and an outer contact at the printed circuit board. As the rear camera housing is moved into engagement with the front camera housing, the inner and outer terminals engage with the inner and outer contacts and compress towards a compressed state and, after the rear camera housing is attached at the front camera housing, are in spring-biased electrical connection with the inner and outer contacts at the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jamie A. Mleczko, Jonathan D. Conger
  • Patent number: 10154185
    Abstract: A camera for a vehicle vision system includes a front housing portion, a circuit board, and a rear housing portion having a connector portion for connection of a vehicle coaxial cable. The circuit board includes a first solder pad for soldering a core pin connecting element, and a second solder pad that partially circumscribes the first solder pad for soldering a shielding connecting element. The second solder pad only partially circumscribes the first solder pad so as to have a gap between opposing ends of the second solder pad. The gap is configured to allow for escape of gases that evaporate out of the solder during the soldering process. The core pin connecting element electrically connects between a core pin of the connected coaxial cable and circuitry of the circuit board and the shielding connecting element electrically connects between shielding of the coaxial cable and circuitry of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Marc-Andre Sigle, Achim Newiger, Christian Mai, Benjamin Peter
  • Patent number: 10148027
    Abstract: A structure that includes a board and a connector secured to an end portion of the board. The board has a first dielectric layer, a signal pattern that is provided on the top face of the first dielectric layer, a first ground layer that is provided under the first dielectric layer and forms part of a signal transmission circuit in conjunction with the signal pattern, and a plating film formed on an end face of the end portion of the board in an area located directly under the signal pattern and includes an end face of the first ground layer. The connector has a center conductor, an outer conductor, and securing portions that secure the connector to an end portion of the board. When the connector is secured, the center conductor comes in contact with the signal pattern and the plating film comes in contact with the outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teppei Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10096954
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact, an insulator that holds the contact, and a conductive shell that surrounds and holds the insulator, the contact having a contact portion that is disposed in a counter-connector accommodation portion of the conductive shell, a board connection portion that is to be inserted in a through-hole in a board and connected to a signal pattern of the board, a fixing portion that is disposed between the contact portion and the board connection portion and is fixed to the insulator, a bending portion that is disposed between the fixing portion and the board connection portion and is elastically deformable so as to bend with respect to a fitting direction, and a movable hold portion that is disposed between the bending portion and the board connection portion and is held by the insulator so as to be movable within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuko Demura, Takeshi Ebisawa
  • Patent number: 9960508
    Abstract: A wire lug connector includes a lug having a termination end configured to be terminated to a conductor of a wire. The lug has a conductive base at a mounting end configured to be mounted to a substrate. The base has a plurality of compliant pins extending from a bottom of the base. The compliant pins are electrically connected to the conductor by the base. The compliant pins are configured to be mechanically and electrically connected to the substrate. The compliant pins may have double ended press-fit sections at opposite heads and tails of the compliant pins that are press-fit into corresponding openings in the base and vias in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Paul Nichols, Michael Allen Blanchfield
  • Patent number: 9948039
    Abstract: An improved F-connector can be mounted perpendicularly on a printed circuit board to reduce radiated emissions by using an integrated shield flange on the F-connector body. The improved F-connector is attached to a shield frame that is part of an RF shield containment box mounted on the printed circuit board. In one embodiment, the shield flange is integral to the improved F-connector body and is manufactured to fill the gap between an RF shield frame and a corresponding RF shield cover. The improved F-connector with integral shielding flange mounted on the shield frame utilizes the shield flange of the improved F-connector to fill the physical gaps between the shield cover the improved F-connector. With reduced or eliminated physical gaps, the radiated emission of the assembly are either reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Joseph Carpenter, Mickey J. Hunt
  • Patent number: 9899756
    Abstract: A connector is attachable to a board having a principal surface, a recess and a board-side contact portion. When the connector is attached to the board, the connector is, at least in part, arranged within the recess while an upper-lower direction with respect to the connector intersects with the principal surface. The connector comprises a contact and a holding member having a protection portion. The contact has a held portion held by the holding member, a support portion extending from the held portion to be resiliently deformable and a contact portion supported by the support portion. When the connector is attached to the board, the contact portion is brought into contact with the board-side contact portion, and the protection portion is, at least in part, positioned within the recess. The protection portion hides the contact portion when seen along a first horizontal direction perpendicular to the upper-lower direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ootani
  • Patent number: 9825412
    Abstract: Provided is a protective plate for at least one plug connector attached to a mounting rail, said protective plate having a substantially U-shaped basic form with a closed main surface and side surfaces angled at approximately 90° to the main surface, wherein a securing region is angled at approximately 90° to the side surfaces, said securing region having at least one hole, and wherein an abutting region is angled at approximately 90° to the side surfaces, said securing region and the corresponding abutting region being positioned approximately perpendicular to one another. The system, formed by protective plate, a mounting rail and at least one plug connector, is optimally coordinated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Bernard Schlegel, Irina Loetkemann
  • Patent number: 9692168
    Abstract: A header assembly includes a dielectric housing, an electrically conductive outer contact, and a center contact. The housing has a front panel that defines a contact opening therethrough between a front side and a rear side of the front panel. The housing also includes a base panel extending from the rear side of the front panel. The base panel mounts to a circuit board. The outer contact includes a mating segment that extends through the contact opening of the housing and defines a channel that receives the center contact therein. The outer contact also includes a mounting segment that engages the base panel of the housing and is disposed between the base panel and the circuit board. The mounting segment couples and electrically terminates to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil Franklin Schroll, John Wesley Hall, Jr., Hurley Chester Moll
  • Patent number: 9660366
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (4) for connecting a radio frequency circuit (3) or component printed on a flexible support (2) to a coaxial cable, comprising: —a first part (14) suitable for being disposed against a first face (5) of the support (2) on which the circuit or the component (3) is printed, the first part (14) comprising a recess capable of housing a coaxial cable connector (13), —a second part (15) capable of being disposed against a second face (6) of the support (2), opposite the first face, and in which the first part (14) and/or the second part (15) comprises attachment means for attaching the first part (14) and the second part (15) to each other, the flexible support (2) being clamped between the first part (14) and the second part (15), in such a way as to maintain an electrical contact between the connector (13) and the circuit or component (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
    Inventors: Tsitoha Andriamiharivolamena, Franck Tirard, Smail Tedjini, Pierre Lemaitre-Auger
  • Patent number: 9640907
    Abstract: A fitting adaptor is for fitting a cable connector to a device connector of an electrical device. The fitting adaptor includes a panel; an intermediate connector attached to the panel to be movable relative to the panel; a locking mechanism disposed on the panel; and an elastic member disposed on at least one of the intermediate connector and the locking mechanism, or between the panel and the intermediate connector. The intermediate connector includes a cable connector side connecting portion and a device connector side connecting portion, so that the elastic member urges the device connector side portion against the device connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsubasa Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9620900
    Abstract: In a coaxial connector with a floating mechanism, a housing includes a housing base fixed to a support, a housing movable portion that is movable with a center contact relative to the housing base, and a floating spring one end of which is fixed to the housing base and the other end of which is fixed to the housing movable portion. The floating spring includes a support fixing portion fixed to the housing base, a floating fixing portion fixed to the housing movable portion, and an elastically deformable swing spring portion that couples the support fixing portion and the floating fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Yanase, Kiyoshi Asai
  • Patent number: 9589710
    Abstract: An insulator for a coaxial connector is disclosed. The insulator is constructed of dielectric material laser cut into a plurality of sections such that the insulator is able to move laterally, transversely, and rotationally to accommodate gimballing and radial misalignment of a transmission medium connected to the coaxial connector while maintaining dielectric properties to insulate and separate components of the coaxial connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications RF LLC
    Inventor: Casey Roy Stein
  • Patent number: 9551739
    Abstract: A coaxial connector including a connector main body is formed of an upper housing and a lower housing. An outer conductor includes a circular cylinder portion surrounding the periphery of a hole of the connector main body and configured to be inserted into an outer conductor of a mating coaxial connector. A main body portion is provided on the connector main body, and a fixation portion that is extended from the main body portion so as to sandwich the connector main body along with the main body portion. A fixed terminal is anchored to the connector main body. A movable terminal includes a fixation portion anchored to the connector main body, and a plate spring that extends from the fixation portion toward the fixed terminal and overlaps with the fixation portion at tip ends of the plate spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Osaki
  • Patent number: 9543672
    Abstract: A terminal block device to which a first wire and a second wire are to be connected includes a terminal block body made of an insulating material, a cover that is made of an insulating material and covers the terminal block body, a shaft member at which a terminal of the first wire and a terminal of the second wire are engaged, a cylindrical relay terminal through which the shaft member is inserted and which is inserted through the cover, a fastening member for fastening the terminal of the first wire and the terminal of the second wire to the relay terminal. The relay terminal includes a first seat surface that is contactable with the terminal of the first wire between the terminal block body and the cover and a second seat surface that is contactable with the terminal of the second wire outside the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Tsutomu Imai
  • Patent number: 9504167
    Abstract: Disclosed is a procedure for manufacturing a cable connector device with a blade and the structure of the cable connector device including a printed circuit board and a cable thread. a bore is made on the printed circuit board covered with a conductive layer, and then the head of the cable connector component is placed into the bore and is soldered to the conductive layer. Then, the cable threads are held in the bladed opening of the cable connector. In the next step, the entire unit is covered by a resin case, thereby also holding the cable threads in the opening of the cable connector. The case itself consists of a single part and does not require any other holding component or plastic shell. Given the small size of the case, there is a shortened warm up period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Jozsef Laszlo Baran