For Receiving Coaxial Connector Patents (Class 439/63)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9445503
    Abstract: A carrier device for an electrical component includes a carrier, which includes an electrically insulating layer, and an electrical contact layer on the electrically insulating layer The electrical contact layer includes at least one bridge-shaped contact region At least one recess in the electrically insulating layer is arranged at least on one side surface of the bridge-shaped contact region and/or the bridge-shaped contact region includes a bridge width reducing toward the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Krister Bergenek, Andreas Biebersdorf, Jörg Erich Sorg
  • Patent number: 9433083
    Abstract: An electrical interface on a circuit board is disclosed for electrically connecting the circuit board to a connector to reduce reflections and impedance mismatch and increase power transfer from the connector to the signal path of the circuit board. The signal interface includes a signal conductor including a signal pad configured to connect to a connector pin and a waveguide section extending from the signal pad. The waveguide narrows from a signal pad width to connect to a microstrip conductor. A first ground section is spaced rightward from the signal conductor such that the inner edge of the first ground section, angles in correspondence with the narrowing of the waveguide to generally track an outer right edge of the waveguide. A second ground section is spaced leftward from the signal conductor and configured generally similarly to the first ground section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfredo Moncayo, Brian Hostetter, Luis F. Armenta
  • Patent number: 9408304
    Abstract: A broadband through printed circuit board (PCB) for millimeter wave application and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The structure includes a multiple layered body and an opening in the multiple layered body. The structure further includes at least one signal via extending through the opening. The structure further includes ground vias extending through the opening and on opposing sides of the at least one signal via. The structure further includes a ground plate above and below the opening and electrically connected to the ground vias at respective ends. The structure further includes a microstrip signal via above and below the opening and electrically connected to the at least one signal via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Dana H. Brown, Hanyi Ding, Yan Ding, John S. Ferrario
  • Patent number: 9379447
    Abstract: In a coaxially-fed slot array antenna including a coaxial line unit configured with a coaxial inner conductor and a coaxial outer conductor that incorporates the coaxial inner conductor; a feeding waveguide for feeding an electromagnetic wave to the coaxial line unit by way of a feeding slot; and a sub-array configured, corresponding to the coaxial line unit, with a plurality of emission slots formed on the external wall surface of the coaxial outer conductor, the space enclosed by the coaxial inner conductor and the coaxial outer conductor is filled with a foamed dielectric having a predetermined foaming rate. As a result, provision is made for a coaxially-fed slot array antenna that can enhance the flexibility in arranging the emission slots, change the width and the gradient of the main beam, and suppress a grating lobe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Kodama
  • Patent number: 9312621
    Abstract: A coaxial connector (100), includes an insulative housing (1), a static terminal (3) and a movable terminal (4). The static terminal (3) has a first contacting portion (33) and a leading plate (34) extending upwardly therefrom. The movable terminal (4), formed by a stainless steel plate, includes a second contacting portion (44) and a reacting portion (43). Due to the guidance of the leading plate (34), the second contacting portion (44) resists under the first contacting portion (33). The reacting portion (43) drives the second contacting portion (44) downward to leave the first contacting portion (33), when the testing probe poked. Nickel-plated layers (43b) are disposed on the surfaces of the stainless steel plate (43a) and gold-plated layers (43c) are disposed on the nickel-plated layers (43b) so that the movable terminal (4) has an overall thickness in the range from about 62.1 ?m to about 73.2 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9305720
    Abstract: An electrical signal switch connector structure is provided, mainly including an insulating case, an elastic terminal, a fixing terminal, and a shielding case. The insulating case respectively accommodates the elastic terminal and the fixing terminal. The elastic terminal has an elastic arm, and the elastic arm of the elastic terminal has a cutting gap. The fixing terminal has a fixing arm, and the elastic arm of the elastic terminal is elastically pressed against the fixing arm of the fixing terminal. An inlet hole of the insulating case is used for passing a terminal of a butting connector therein, and the shielding case wraps the insulating case profile such that an ambient extraneous matter is not attached to the elastic arm of the elastic terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: SPEED TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng Chen, Chen-Hung Sung, Hei-Hsueh Chiang
  • Patent number: 9279852
    Abstract: A test socket assembly, useful in association with a thermal control unit (TCU) used to maintain a set point temperature on an IC device under test, has alignment holes with bushings that are secured within the alignment holes by using retaining pins. The retaining pins can be easily screwed in and out of the socket. This provision allows the bushings to be replaced easily as they get worn out or deformed from repeated testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Essai, Inc.
    Inventors: Nasser Barabi, Chee Wah Ho, Joven R. Tienzo, Oksana Kryachek, Elena V. Nazarov
  • Patent number: 9276340
    Abstract: Connecting structures to mechanically connect to a connector receptacle tongue and a printed circuit board and to electrically connect contacts on the connector receptacle tongue to traces on the printed circuit board. One example may provide an interposer having a housing and a plurality of contacts. The contacts may have a side or tongue connecting portion extending beyond a side of the housing and a bottom or board contacting portion extending beyond a bottom of the housing. The contacts may form a ninety-degree bend. A shield may at least substantially surround a top and the other three sides of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud R. Amini, Zheng Gao, Nathan N. Ng, Jason Hwang Lee
  • Patent number: 9246244
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) connector on a circuit board is provided. The RF connector includes a socket member, which includes a conductive sleeve comprising a top portion, a bottom portion, a plurality of springs connecting the top portion to the bottom portion. The RF connector also includes a base inside the conductive sleeve comprising a matching hole configured to match to a conductive pin of a plug member. The RF connector further includes an end portion electrically coupled to the circuit board. The end portion is mounted on the circuit board. The RF connector also includes a middle portion connected between the socket member and the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventors: David Eugene Erdos, David Michael Lettkeman
  • Patent number: 9236668
    Abstract: A cable connector for connecting a cable having an inner conductor includes an insulating housing having an assembling portion and a mating portion protruding from one side of the assembling portion, the mating portion including a mating cavity, the assembling portion including a receiving room communicating with the mating cavity; a contact having a connecting portion received in the receiving room for connecting the inner conductor of the cable and a contacting portion extending into the mating cavity; and a shell having a back portion assembled upon the assembling portion of the insulating housing. The insulating housing includes an elastic arm extending into the receiving room and located beside the connecting portion of the contact. The back portion of the shell includes a pushing portion pushing the elastic arm to press the connecting portion of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chi Yeh
  • Patent number: 9225120
    Abstract: Examples of electrical connectors that incorporate electromagnetic interference (EMI) absorbing materials are described. In one example, an electrical connector includes a first pair of conductors, a second pair of conductors, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) absorbing material at least partially separating the first pair of conductors from the second pair of conductors. Each of the first and second pairs of conductors defines one of a differential pair or a signal conductor/ground pair. The EMI absorbing material may be configured to attenuate, primarily by absorption, an electromagnetic field generated due to transmission of electrical signals via one of the first pair and second pair of conductors to reduce the electromagnetic inference from the electromagnetic field on the other of the first pair and second pair of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Alexander W. Barr
  • Patent number: 9160089
    Abstract: Provided is a wire-to-board connector including a plug attached to a wire, and a receptacle mounted on a circuit board. The plug and the receptacle are formed of metal. The plug is fitted into the receptacle to electrically connect the wire to the circuit board. The receptacle has an accommodating portion formed in a tubular shape. The plug has an inserted portion to be inserted into the accommodating portion of the receptacle. The inserted portion includes a body plate and an elastic piece elastically supported in a cantilevered manner by the body plate. The elastic piece of the inserted portion has a free end. The accommodating portion has an engaged portion. When the inserted portion is inserted into the accommodating portion, the free end engages with the engaged portion along with an elastic deformation of the elastic piece, thereby allowing the plug to be fitted into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Shimoji
  • Patent number: 9136655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coaxial RF cable connection device that connects a coaxial RF cable to a printed circuit board having one side on which a signal transmission pattern is formed and having another side on which a ground plane is formed. The devices has central body with a support opening into which the cable is penetrated and inserted and a solder block with a pair of auxiliary bodies respectively protruded from both sides of the central body. The printed circuit board has a cutting portion formed by cutting and removing a part of the edge. A pair of through holes are formed on both sides of the cutting portion and is soldered on one side of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: KMW Inc.
    Inventors: Young-Chan Moon, Sung-Hwan So, Oh-Seog Choi, Youn-Moon Han
  • Patent number: 9124047
    Abstract: An inner terminal (54) of the present invention includes a horizontal part (C) held in an insulator part (55) covered with an outer terminal (56) and a suspending part (D) extended in a direction substantially orthogonal to the horizontal part (C) and having a lower end part connected to a signal patter of a circuit board. In the suspending piece (C) as a part opposed to one pair of side surface pieces (56b) suspended and extended in the outer terminal (56), plate shaped impedance adjusting pieces (54c) are integrally provided which respectively face the side surface pieces (56b) with prescribed spaces held from the side surface pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori Kanda
  • Patent number: 9118156
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes an inner tube, an outer tube, a center connector unit and a resilient member. The inner and outer tube each have a first/second body, and each of the first and second bodies has a semi-circular first/second tubular portion. A first flange extends outward from the front end of the first tubular portion. The outer tube has a first stepped portion formed in the inside of the front end of the second tubular portion thereof. The center connector unit is securely located in the first and second bodies. The resilient member has a curved body with two legs bent from two ends thereof. The curved body of the resilient member is engaged between the first flange and the first stepped portion. The legs extend beyond the first and second tubular portions. The coaxial connector is easily assembled and has lower manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Chung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9106034
    Abstract: A coaxial connector for a mating device to be inserted therein, includes an insulating body having a sustaining portion, a static terminal having a first contact portion, and a movable terminal having a second contact portion for contacting the first contact portion. The sustaining portion and an object below have a gap therebetween. The static terminal and the movable terminal are fixed to the insulating body. An elastic arm is formed by extending from the second contact portion. The sustaining portion engages the elastic arm. When the mating device is inserted into the coaxial connector, the mating device presses the elastic arm downwards, the second contact portion moves downwards to be separated from the first contact portion, and the elastic arm drives the sustaining portion to move downwards together, such that the sustaining portion butts against the object below to prevent the movable terminal from moving downwards excessively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shang Ju Tsai, Yan Xian Yuan, Hua Hui Zhi, Chun Yu Peng
  • Patent number: 9107309
    Abstract: A system having a plug and a housing having a hollow space at least partially sealed and an electrical supply line, which is connected to an electrical component, which is separated from the space by a pass-through region, which has a first sealing arrangement that seals in media-tight fashion, the line being surrounded at least partially by the first sealing arrangement, and being contactable in the space, the plug having at least one electrical contact for contacting the line and having at least one second sealing arrangement, which is such that for a contacting, the hollow space is sealed in media-tight, the line of the housing and/or the first sealing arrangement having at least one first locking arrangement, and the electrical contact of the plug having at least one second locking arrangement, the locking arrangements providing that for a contacting, an exclusively irreversible positive and/or non-positive locking is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen Kurle
  • Patent number: 9077131
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes an insulation housing having a receptacle opening portion for receiving a central conductive member of a coaxial plug; an outer conductive member for detachably attaching an outer conductive member of the coaxial plug; a connection member; a switching spring member capable of being elastically deformed downwardly; and an insulation member fixed to the connection member or the switching spring member so that the insulation member is situated between the connection member and the switching spring member. The switching spring member is pushed and displaced so that the switching spring member is disconnected from the connection member when the coaxial plug is inserted into the insulation housing. The connection member is pushed to displace the switching spring member through the insulation member so that the switching spring member is disconnected from the connection member when the coaxial plug is inserted into the insulation housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Hida, Daisuke Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 9065185
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a coaxial cable to a components box is disclosed, the connector is adapted to receive a central conductor of the coaxial cable and to firmly connect it to a central pin in the connector using a seizing force of a springy element, without needing to use a fastening screw or the like and without needing to open the component box. The connector of the invention is further adapted to allow releasing the central conductor from the central pin without needing to unfasten a screw or opening the component box. The connector is further adapted to facilitate the connection of the coaxial cable to the connector in another orientation similarly, without needing to use a fastening screw or the like and without needing to open the component box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Xtend Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Gavriel Magnezi, Olga Degtyarev, Yasis Shohet, Yehezkel Albag
  • Patent number: 9039424
    Abstract: The present invention provides a DIN jack including a dielectric shroud defining a closed entry lead-in that helps prevent damage caused by a bent or misaligned signal pin of a mating DIN plug without adversely affecting the performance of the DIN connector. The present invention also provides a board lock feature that may be used to hold a DIN jack securely to a circuit board during the manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Winchester Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Camelio, John E. Benham
  • Patent number: 9028261
    Abstract: An electrical connector for selectively connecting at least a first electrical line and a second electrical line together includes an annular ring having at least one electrically-conductive circumferential groove in an outer peripheral surface, an inner surface, or both. An annular socket comprises a plurality of downwardly-projecting electrically-conductive prongs, each of which is resiliently attached at a top end thereof to an annular socket ring. Each prong terminates proximate a bottom end thereof at an electrical contact. The prongs are adapted for electrically and mechanically engaging the grooves of the annular ring. The socket may be pressed onto the ring to resiliently deform the prongs momentarily until the contact of each prong is seated into the groove of the ring. When the socket is rotated with respect to the ring electrical connectivity is maintained between the pair of electrical lines each connected to either the socket or the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Carol Makinen