Having Elongated Slot For Receiving Edge Of Printed Circuit Board Patents (Class 439/630)
  • Patent number: 10891532
    Abstract: A tray is insertable forward in a front-rear direction into a connector main of a card connector. The tray has a first card accommodation portion and a second card accommodation portion. The first card accommodation portion is positioned at a position different from a position of the second card accommodation portion in an up-down direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The first card accommodation portion has a first elastic beam portion, a first facing portion and a first bulge. The second card accommodation portion has a second elastic beam portion, a second facing portion, and a second bulge. The first elastic beam portion and the second elastic beam portion are positioned at positions different from each other in the front-rear direction. The first elastic beam portion and the second elastic beam portion are elastically deformable independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, JAE HONG KONG, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Mikawa, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 10797449
    Abstract: A connector having a one-piece housing includes a metal sleeve and a circuit board. The metal sleeve is open at both ends thereof and the metal sleeve integrally extends along its circumferential direction. A part of the metal sleeve is narrow than other parts and a neck is formed thereon. A tongue is formed protruding from an edge of the circuit board and multiple terminals are printed on at least a surface of the tongue. A part of the circuit board is interference fit in the neck of the metal sleeve, and the tongue is accommodated in the metal sleeve. The tongue is surrounded by the metal sleeve and is spaced apart from an inner wall of the metal sleeve. The tongue is ensured to be separated from electromagnetic interferences by the metal sleeve to ensure efficiency and stability of the signal transmitted in the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: NICECONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Fang Chuang, Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 10691624
    Abstract: An electronic device including a connector and a method therefor are provided. The electronic device includes a connector for mounting at least one of a universal flash storage (UFS) card, a secure digital (SD) card, or a universal integrated circuit card (UICC). The connector includes a first power terminal for connecting the SD card or the UFS card, a second power terminal for connecting the UFS card or the UICC, and one or more signal terminals for connecting at least one of the UFS card, the SD card, and the UICC, and a processor configured to detect a card mounted in the connector, output to the UFS card a first designated voltage and a second designated voltage, and reset the UFS card through the one or more signal terminals, or output the first designated voltage and a third designated voltage, and reset a corresponding SD card or the UICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghui Sunwoo, Jungsik Park
  • Patent number: 10622744
    Abstract: A plurality of laterally extending modules aligned longitudinally orthogonal to the lateral direction with terminals attached to each module housing, each terminal including a longitudinally extended main body held in the module housing, a contact arm extending upward or downward from the main body, the contact arm including a contact portion contacting a counter terminal, a first bent portion connected to the main body and bent upward or downward, and a second bent portion formed between the contact portion and the first bent portion and bent in a direction opposite to the first bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Shota Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10440575
    Abstract: A method and a device for protecting a security module connected to a near-field communication router in a telecommunication device, wherein a transmission between the router and the security module is only allowed in the presence of a radio frequency communication flow detected by the router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventor: Alexandre Charles
  • Patent number: 10389051
    Abstract: A connector structure used in pin in paste soldering includes a standoff region with dimensions that provide reflow air convection on at least two sides of a surface of the connector structure during Pin In Paste (PIP) soldering. For example, the standoff region has a depth or height of approximately 0.3 mm, a length of approximately 15.1 mm, and a width of approximately 4.95 mm. The standoff region can also have a depth or height in a range of 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm. The connector structure is a single or dual port connector structure with the standoff region configured as a void or gap proximate to the connector pins, which creates a reflow air convection gate way across a surface of the connector structure during PIP soldering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jui-Feng Lee, Liang Kun Chang
  • Patent number: 10283918
    Abstract: An electric terminal block having a block housing, two conductor connection elements, two current bars, and two additional current bar pieces. Each current bar has a connection portion, and first and second contact portions, each connection portion being paired with a conductor connection element. To obtain a reliable switching sequence when plugging and unplugging an operating or test plug, the terminal housing is equipped with two spring elements, each of which has a connection portion and an elastic contact portion; each of the spring elements is electrically connected to one of the current bar pieces; the contact portions together form a second contact region for receiving the plug, and being mutually spaced when the plug is not plugged in. The contact region of the spring elements is arranged in front of the contact region of the current bars in the plug-in direction of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Schyrocki, Christian Kloppenburg, Dennis Habirov, Wjatscheslaw Janzen
  • Patent number: 10283161
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a storage card adapter. The storage card adapter is used for housing storage cards (e.g., M.2 storage cards), and the storage card adapter can then be inserted into a drive bay. The storage card adapter includes an adapter frame and an adapter cover. The adapter frame includes a pair of guide posts having a ledge upon which one end of a storage card rests when the storage cards are installed in storage card connectors on a printed circuit board installed in the storage card adapter. The adapter cover includes a pair of clamping posts that are aligned to engage with the guide posts when the adapter cover is fully mated with the adapter frame. In this manner, the end of the storage card becomes clamped between the guide post and the clamping post to thereby secure the storage card within the storage card adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 10199759
    Abstract: A socket has a housing, which is composed of an electrically insulating material and an elongate plug-receiving region. A contact spring is arranged in the plug-receiving region. A lever loads the contact spring in the open position of the lever such that a dimension of the contact spring transverse to the longitudinal direction of the plug-receiving region is reduced and relaxes the contact spring in the closed position of the lever. A plug is provided for such a socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Philip Raettich, Matthias Wagner
  • Patent number: 10193260
    Abstract: A multi-contact connector includes terminals, which each include a first contact piece section, which has a first contact section, which achieves pressing contact with a pin terminal in a first direction, and a first elastic arm, which extends in a direction that intersects the first direction and displaceably supports the first contact section, and a second contact piece section, which has a second contact section, which achieves pressing contact with the pin terminal in the first direction, and a second elastic arm, which displaceably supports the second contact section. The second elastic arm extends in the first direction, which intersects the direction in which the first elastic arm extends, and an end portion of the second elastic arm or the end portion in the extending direction, that is, the front end facing the first elastic arm is formed as a spring piece linked to the second contact section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Ogura, Tomomitsu Saito, Daichi Shimba, Koji Kuniyoshi
  • Patent number: 10154125
    Abstract: An apparatus is removably attachable to an electronic device associated with wireless communication. The apparatus includes an operational circuitry which includes contact means, memory means and data processing means. The contact means is for electrical coupling between the electronic device and the operational circuitry. The memory means is capable of storing subscriber-identity-module-specific data of at least two subscriber identity module associated with at least one operator of wireless communication for causing the apparatus to act as a plurality of the subscriber identity modules of the at least one operator when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: UROS TECHNOLOGY S.À R.L.
    Inventor: Tommi Uhari
  • Patent number: 10062987
    Abstract: A card connector includes: an insulative housing (2) for receiving a card tray inserted in a front-to-back direction; and plural contacts (31) secured to the insulative housing, each contact including a frame portion (311), a curved portion connected inside the frame portion, and a tail portion (312) connected outside the frame portion, the curved portion including a first anchoring portion (315) and a second anchoring portion (315) respectively connected to the frame portion, a first arm (313) and a second arm (314) respectively continuing the first and second anchoring portions, a front connecting portion (317) and a rear connecting portion (318) respectively connected to the first and second arms, and a contacting portion (316) connected between the front and rear connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Chin-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10038268
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a number of first contacts and a number of second contacts, an insulative housing, a shielding plate, and a metallic shell. The insulative housing has a base portion, a tongue portion, and a number of receiving grooves running through the base portion to the tongue portion. The tongue portion defines a first surface and a second surface. The receiving grooves are exposed on the first surface and the second surface. The insulative housing, the second contacts, and the shielding plate are insert-molded to form a contact module, and the first contacts are assembled to the receiving grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jian-Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 10020832
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes a housing having a hole, a tray that receives a subscriber identification module (SIM) card and a secure digital (SD) card, a first socket, a communication circuit, a processor, and a battery that supplies power to the communication circuit, the processor, the SIM card, and the SD card, wherein the processor is configured to detect extraction of the tray from the first socket, interrupt power supply to the SIM card and the SD card through the first socket in response to extraction of the tray, detect insertion of the tray into the first socket, determine a priority of the SD card and the SIM card when both the SIM card and the SD card are detected in the inserted tray, and reset a task block that processes the SIM card, if the SIM card has a higher priority than the SD card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jungsik Park, Seunghoon Lee, Seungki Choi, Yongsang Yun
  • Patent number: 10008795
    Abstract: A card socket for use in an electronic device is disclosed, wherein two cards may be inserted on top of one another into the card insertion space, so that both of the two cards may be used continuously. The card socket according to one embodiment of this disclosure for use in an electronic device comprises a housing having a space wherein a card is inserted, wherein the housing comprises a step part having a staircase shape in the card insertion direction within the card insertion space, so that two or more cards may be inserted on top of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: In Chull Yang, In Ho You, Da Woon Lee
  • Patent number: 9985373
    Abstract: A communication connector includes a housing defining a plug receiving space with a circuit board arrangement supported by the housing, which has pairs of communication paths associated with a plurality of contact pads. A spring contact arrangement includes a support/guide and a spring contacts. Each spring contact has a supported/guided portion, an extending end, an intervening pad contact portion contacting a pad, between the supported/guided portion and the extending end, a spring arm portion between the supported/guided portion and the pad contact portion and having a contact portion, with a plug contact surface, between the pad contact portion and the extending end. The plug contact surface is positioned in the plug receiving space in an unmated state. In plug mated state a deflection of the contact portion causes a relative deflection of the spring arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Surtec Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Chou-Hsin Chen
  • Patent number: 9979113
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing extending in a horizontal direction and a plurality of conductive terminals retained in the insulative housing. The electrical connector is provided with a first receiving cavity and a second receiving cavity which are arranged in an up-and-down arrangement in a vertical direction perpendicular to the horizontal direction. Each conductive terminals comprises a first contact portion extending upwardly into the first receiving cavity and a second contact portion extending downwardly into the second receiving cavity. The conductive terminals are used to electrically connect a pair of first and second electrical components which are respectively inserted into the first and second receiving cavity via the first and second contact portions. The electrical connector is provided with the receiving cavity for inserting the second electrical component, thereby facilitating the assembly of the second electrical component and the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dong Li, Zhi-Hui Zhu, Xiao Wang, Shu-Jian Wang, Yen-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 9972928
    Abstract: A plurality of pairs of contact terminals accommodated in a card edge connector include back surface members having one ends to which lead wires are connected and another ends being folded to form movable members. Until a circuit board of a control unit is inserted, end portions of the movable members are held in conductive contact with each other. When the circuit board is inserted, the movable members are separated and brought into contact with copper foil terminals. When the circuit board is removed, the movable members plastically deform and are opposed to each other with an initial gap smaller than a thickness dimension of the circuit board. With this arrangement, wiring inspection may be performed with opposed movable members shorted to one another, but for subsequent circuit board insertion at the second or subsequent insertion and removal of the circuit board, the movable members will be slightly separated by a gap to suppress slide abrasion during insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shozo Kanzaki, Fumiaki Arimai, Hiroyoshi Nishizaki, Masato Nakanishi, Shingo Iguchi
  • Patent number: 9960536
    Abstract: A card holding member is provided for holding a card with terminal members and insertion into a card connector. The holding member comprises a frame portion containing a front frame portion in front of the holding member in the insertion direction and side frame portions connected on both ends to the front frame. The frame portion includes a metal portion composed of a metal panel. The front end surface of a front metal frame of the metal portion is exposed on the front end surface of the front frame. The front metal frame includes a subsiding portion. The front surface of the subsiding portion is flush with the front end surface of the front metal frame and includes a section displaced from the front end surface in the thickness direction of the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Nobumasa Motohashi, Akihiro Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 9893484
    Abstract: A memory card adaptor is provided herein. The memory card adaptor may include a housing having a slot configured to accommodate a memory card. The memory card may include a signal terminal and non-signal terminals. For example, the signal terminal may be a high-speed and/or data transfer terminal, and the non-signal terminal may be a power or voltage terminal. The signal terminal may be at least partially exposed via a signal terminal opening in the housing when the memory card is accommodated in the slot. The memory card adaptor may also include at least one card-side terminal arranged so as to be capable of contacting at least one of the non-signal terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Jae Lee, Yong-Nam Koh, Ki-Woong Yoo
  • Patent number: 9882327
    Abstract: A memory card adapter includes a body having a set of contact pins. The set of contact pins include input pins and output pins implemented in a pin-to-pin structure. The input pins connect with pins of an inserted memory card and the output pins connect with an external socket. The body includes a bottom lead adapted to support the main body, and a top lead adapted to be combined with the bottom lead. The body includes a fixing substance adapted to combine with the contact pins. The body includes a conduction plate on a top surface or a bottom surface of the fixing substance, where the conduction plate is connected to at least one of the contact pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Jae Han, Jeongsik Yoo, So-Young Jung
  • Patent number: 9876294
    Abstract: An electronic card connector is provided which has an insulative body and a plurality of terminals. The body is provided with a plurality of terminal grooves, each having first and second opposite sides. Each groove penetrates the body from a top surface thereof to a lower surface thereof. The terminals are respectively provided to the grooves. Each terminal has a transverse base portion, first and second elastic arms, and a contact portion. Two ends of the base portion are fixed in the groove at the first side. The base portion is exposed in the groove. A distal end of the second arm is a fixed end portion fixed at the second side. The contact portion protrudes from the top surface of the body. The first arm comprises two reverse bent elastic portions and a connecting portion which connects the bent elastic portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Han Guan Tan
  • Patent number: 9866249
    Abstract: The card holding member is able to hold a card including terminal members and is able to be inserted into a card connector, and comprises a frame portion opposing the side surfaces of the card, and a movable lock portion arranged in the frame portion which is able to engage and disengage from a lock portion of the card connector, the movable lock portion being a spring member made of a metal plate and including at least one corner portion, and the movable lock portion also being elastically deformable in the width direction of the card holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Teruki Nagase, Akihiro Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 9787007
    Abstract: An electronic card connector includes a metal shell, a tray, a first terminal block, a second terminal block and a third terminal block. The metal shell is provided on a circuit board and cooperates with the circuit board to define a slot. The tray comprises an insulative body and a shielding unit. A first receiving groove of the insulative body receives a SD card and second and third receiving grooves of the insulative body respectively receive first and second SIM cards. The shielding unit is made of metal, provided in the insulative body and positioned between the first receiving groove and the second receiving groove and the third receiving groove, so as to shield the electromagnetic interference from the SD card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hong-Liang Wang, Shang-Xiu Zeng, Kian Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9780469
    Abstract: A card connector is provided for receiving an inserted card module. The card connector includes a housing including a terminal holding portion for arranging terminals to make contact with electrode pads on the card module. Each terminal includes a base portion held by the terminal holding portion and a cantilevered arm portion extending from the base portion in an inclined direction relative to the transverse direction of the housing. Each arm portion includes a curved portion and a pair of inclined portions. The curved portion has a curved profile with a curved surface positioned so the center of curvature is positioned above. The inclined portions are inclined relative to the extension direction of the arm portion on both sides of the apex portion positioned at the free end. The inclined portions each have a different angle of inclination relative to the extension direction of the arm portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Toshihisa Hirata
  • Patent number: 9774359
    Abstract: The card holding member is able to hold a card including terminal members and is able to be inserted into a card connector, and comprises a frame portion opposing the side surfaces of the card, and a movable lock portion arranged in the frame portion which is able to engage and disengage from a lock portion of the card connector, the movable lock portion being a spring member made of a metal plate and including at least one corner portion, and the movable lock portion also being elastically deformable in the width direction of the card holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Teruki Nagase, Akihiro Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 9774114
    Abstract: A contact to provide an electrical connection between two circuit boards, such as a rigid circuit board and a flexible circuit board installed in a container, such as an electronic stylus or a cellular telephone. The contact head generally has the shape of an inverted spoon, which allows the contact head to slide smoothly onto a desired electrical contact pad on the flexible circuit board. The contact has a unitary design, including a spring, which reduces the likelihood of damage to the flexible circuit board or to the contact when the rigid circuit board is installed in the electronic stylus. The spring design reduces the likelihood that the contact will be bent when the rigid circuit board is installed, and also allows the contact to be balanced, which is advantageous for wave-soldering operations. The contact also has a pick surface, which is useful in vacuum pick-and-place operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley E. Clements, Gabriel Pirie, Perry H. Pierce
  • Patent number: 9771475
    Abstract: A liquid crystal polyester composition contains: a liquid crystal polyester in an amount of 100 parts by mass as well as a fibrous filler and a plate-like filler in an amount of not less than 65 parts by mass and not more than 100 parts by mass in total. The fibrous filler in the composition has a number average fiber diameter of not less than 5 ?m and not more than 15 ?m and a number average fiber length of more than 200 ?m and less than 400 ?m. The mass ratio of the fibrous filler to the plate-like filler in the composition is not less than 3 and not more than 15. The flow starting temperature of the composition is not lower than 250° C. and lower than 314° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shintaro Komatsu, Hiroshi Harada
  • Patent number: 9735483
    Abstract: A contact includes: a spring member constituted of at least one thin plate that has electrical conductivity and elasticity, the spring member causing elastic deformation when being sandwiched between at least one conductor pattern of a printed wiring board and at least one conductive member different from the printed wiring board; a housing made of resin that surrounds at least a part of the spring member from both sides at least across a deformation direction of respective portions of the spring member so as to support the spring member on the printed wiring board; and at least a pair of engaging portions, the respective engaging portions being formed in the spring member and the housing, the engaging portions engaging with one another when the housing is arranged in a position surrounding the spring member, so as to secure at least a part of the spring member to at least a part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9728921
    Abstract: The invention discloses a TF card connector which is capable of installing a Nano-SIM card and a mobile phone thereof. The TF card connector is improved by arranging a Nano-SIM card connector in the TF card connector so that the functions are increased for the TF card connector. The mobile phone have the function of installing an SIM card by arranging the TF card connector capable of installing the Nano-SIM card in the mobile phone to increase the novel functions for the mobile phone such that the Nano-SIM card is used simply and conveniently after the Nano-SIM card is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinping Wei, Yanshun Guo
  • Patent number: 9722653
    Abstract: A memory card adapter includes a body having a set of contact pins. The set of contact pins include input pins and output pins implemented in a pin-to-pin structure. The input pins connect with pins of an inserted memory card and the output pins connect with an external socket. The body includes a bottom lead adapted to support the main body, and a top lead adapted to be combined with the bottom lead. The body includes a fixing substance adapted to combine with the contact pins. The body includes a conduction plate on a top surface or a bottom surface of the fixing substance, where the conduction plate is connected to at least one of the contact pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-jae Han, Jeongsik Yoo, So-Young Jung
  • Patent number: 9711881
    Abstract: A tray used in a card connector for receiving a card therein includes a base having opposite top and bottom surfaces, a receiving room for receiving the card therein, and an inner surface surrounding the receiving room and connecting the top surface with the bottom surface. The base defines a plurality of thin portions projecting into the receiving room from the inner surface and a shallow notch recessed in the inner surface to adjacent to one of the plurality of thin portions, the shallow notch runs through both the top surface and the bottom surface. The present invention provides a low cost tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhan-Jun Xu, Fu-Jin Peng, Li-Jun Li, Fu-Rong Feng
  • Patent number: 9692192
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multi connector, a wiring method thereof and a display apparatus having the same that is configured to use a common interface (CI) module for data communication between an electronic apparatus and an external apparatus or a plug used for an electronic connection of elements, regardless of standard conditions such as the number of terminals. The multi connector includes a body portion including a first slot portion and a second slot portion; a substrate portion including a substrate having a first surface; a plurality of first connection terminals provided on the first surface and extending to an inside of the first slot portion; and a plurality of second connection terminals provided on the first surface and extending to an inside of the second slot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-Il Choi
  • Patent number: 9680265
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a female connector and a method for manufacturing the same. The female connector coupled with a male terminal unit in which a plurality of male terminals are arranged includes: a housing configured to have one side provided with a male insertion hole into which the male terminal unit is inserted and the other side provided with an insertion groove; a body configured to be inserted into the insertion groove to be coupled with the housing; and a female terminal configured to be formed on a surface of the body and provided with a pattern part electrically connected to the male connector by activating the surface by a laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, OPTO LINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Hoon Park, Cheol Hun Lee, Jin Sung Sa, Hyun Chung Ko
  • Patent number: 9665145
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes a mother board, a power source, and a power extending board detachably connected between the power source and the motherboard. The power source includes a golden finger interface. The power extending board includes a receiving socket, a first conversion circuit, and a first connector. The golden finger interface is plugged into the receiving socket. The first conversion circuit is connected to the receiving socket, converts first and second voltages from the power source into third and fourth voltages, and outputs the first, third, and fourth voltages to the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wu Zhou, Xiao-Gang Yin
  • Patent number: 9660367
    Abstract: A smart card seat and an electronic device are provided. The smart card seat includes a seat body and at least one seat terminal for electrically contacting a metal contact of a smart card. Each of the at least one seat terminal comprises a terminal fixing portion and a strip-shaped terminal cantilever. Moreover the terminal cantilever has a tail fixedly connected to a first stationary end of the terminal fixing portion, a head operatively placed on a second stationary end of the terminal fixing portion, and a middle portion higher than the tail and the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Licheng Yu, Fenghui Wu, Duo Xu, Kesheng Yan
  • Patent number: 9652639
    Abstract: A card holding member is provided for holding a card with terminal members and insertion into a card connector. The holding member comprises a frame portion containing a front frame portion in front of the holding member in the insertion direction and side frame portions connected on both ends to the front frame. The frame portion includes a metal portion composed of a metal panel and a resin portion covering at least some of the periphery of the metal portion. The front end surface of a front metal frame of the metal portion is exposed on the front end surface of the front frame. The front metal frame includes a subsiding portion. The front surface of the subsiding portion is flush with the front end surface of the front metal frame and includes a section displaced from the front end surface in the thickness direction of the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Nobumasa Motohashi, Akihiro Shimotsu
  • Patent number: 9626534
    Abstract: An electronic device and a Subscriber Identity Module Card (SIM card) connector mounted in the same are disclosed. The SIM card connector includes a lower surface support having an open area adapted to receive a SIM card and a contact area adapted to be electrically coupled to the SIM card, an elastic support disposed near at least one side surface of the open area, the elastic support having a predetermined width and an elasticity expressed towards an upper surface support of the SIM card connector and having a shape surrounding the contact area, a side surface support having a predetermined height disposed circumferentially at distal edges of the lower surface support except for the open area, and the upper surface support coupled to the side surface support and having a top surface formed parallel to the lower surface support adapted to partially enclose an upper portion of the SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Piljun Kim
  • Patent number: 9590331
    Abstract: A card connector includes a base, a shell and a contact. The contact has a contact portion, a first elastic portion and a second elastic portion. The contact portion abuts an electrode of an IC card inserted into a slot between the base and the shell. The first elastic portion extends from the contact portion in an insertion direction of the IC card and has a first end fixed to the base. The second elastic portion extends from the contact portion in an ejection direction of the IC card and has a second end fixed to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akira Tanaka, Masaya Hirashima, Satoru Yasui, Mayumi Machino
  • Patent number: 9569209
    Abstract: A method of storing data is provided. The method includes receiving commands from a system memory controller of a computer system. The commands include logical addresses and are received by a computer memory device comprising a parallel memory interface operatively coupled to the system memory controller and operatively coupled to a non-volatile memory. The method further includes responding to the commands by translating the received logical addresses to corresponding physical addresses of the non-volatile memory, receiving data from the system memory controller by the parallel memory interface, and storing the data at memory locations of the non-volatile memory corresponding to the physical addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Xitore, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Hossein Amidi, Hossein Hashemi
  • Patent number: 9559450
    Abstract: A card connector is provided having a housing and a contact. The housing includes a card receiving space. The contact is supported by the housing and includes a contact arm and an extended portion. The contact arm includes a free end and the extended portion includes a first end positioned below the contact arm on which the free end of the contact arm slides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Junya Tsuji, Tetsuya Katano
  • Patent number: 9548554
    Abstract: The connector for a card has a housing for accommodating a card provided with terminal members, and connecting terminals mounted in the housing and contacting the terminal members of the card. Here, at least one of the connecting terminals has a base portion provided along a rear edge of the housing, at least some of the base portion is embedded in a bottom wall portion of the housing, and a contact member forming a hoop along with the base portion. The contact member has a pair of spring portions connected to the base portion, a joining portion joining the pair of spring portions, and a contact portion connected to the leading end of the joining portion for contacting the terminal members of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Naoto Yoshikawa, Masanori Hayashi, Yasuyoshi Matsumoto, Yuki Goto, Mitsuhiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 9529392
    Abstract: A waterproof door assembly of an electronic device having an opening with an annulus wall includes a fastening element formed on the electronic device, a waterproof door having a door panel pivotally coupled to the electronic device and a replaceable ring, and a switch flipping element. A bump and an engaging portion are extended from opposite sides of the door panel respectively. The replaceable ring is sheathed on the periphery of the bump; the switch flipping element slides on the door panel. The switch flipping element has a snapping portion and a fastening portion for performing a multi-stage position adjustment to latch the fastening portion to the corresponding fastening element. The bump is inserted into the opening, and the replaceable ring is clamped between the annulus wall and the bump to maintain high sealing performance and long service life of the waterproof door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kun-Cheng Lee, Juei-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 9515400
    Abstract: An electronic card connector comprises a terminal seat and a metal shell. The terminal seat comprises an insulative body having a plurality of receiving recessed portions and a plurality of terminals. The terminals can have a fixed unit, a pair of resilient arms, a contact portion and a soldering portion. The pair of resilient arms extend into the corresponding receiving recessed portion and are spaced apart from each other and are jointed with each other at distal ends, the contact portion is formed at the joint portion of the pair of resilient arms and the soldering portion is positioned between the pair of resilient arms. The metal shell comprises a top plate and resilient press unit. The resilient press unit comprises a resilient piece that includes two protruding portions that each obliquely intersect a card insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Shang-Xiu Zeng, Hong Liang Wang, Kian Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9504179
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies that can be substantially flush with the external surfaces of the housings of the devices, despite variations in their manufacture. The ejectable component assemblies may include connectors coupled to circuit boards of the devices, and trays that can be loaded with removable modules, inserted through openings in the housings of the devices, and into the connectors for functionally aligning the removable modules with the circuit boards. The ejectable component assemblies may also include ejectors coupled to the housings of the devices for ejecting the trays from the connectors and, thus, from the devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Erik L. Wang, Robert Sean Murphy, Tang Yew Tan, Jeffrey Eugene Neaves, Lawrence E. Davis, Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 9461385
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes supporting walls (31) provided along a plurality of juxtaposed terminal fittings (50) and configured to receive reaction forces from the side of a circuit board (62) due to a resilient pressing action of resilient contact pieces (54) and a front wall (33) connected to front end edges of the supporting walls (31). The front wall (33) is formed with a board insertion port (41) in the form of a slit-like opening substantially parallel to a juxtaposition direction of the terminal fittings (50) and communicating with a board accommodation space (40) and a coupling portion (44) configured to couple two long-side opening edges (43) substantially parallel to the supporting walls (31). The circuit board (62) is formed with a cut (65) configured to avoid interference with the coupling portion (44) in a state inserted in the board accommodation space (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Moriyasu, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Akihiro Nishio, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 9461381
    Abstract: Electronic card connectors for receiving and electrically connecting with at least one electronic card are described. The electronic card connector includes a base having a plurality through holes, a frame, and a plurality of terminals which are adapted to pass through the through holes. The frame is configured to be assembled with the base to form a receiving recess. At least one of the plurality of terminals may include a plurality of metal pins. When the at least one electronic card is inserted into the receiving recess, one of the plurality of metal pins is electrically connected to the other one of the plurality of metal pins via a sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: I-Cheng Chuang, Chih-Wei Tu
  • Patent number: 9444181
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a receptacle for connecting to a plug is disclosed. The receptacle is located on an outer surface of a chassis of the electronic apparatus. The plug includes a male-side plate-like member having a signal terminal disposed therein is contained in a metal case. The receptacle includes a female-side plate-like member having a signal terminal disposed therein. The female-side plate-like member is configured to protrude from or retreat into the outer surface of the chassis. The plug is connected to the female-side plate-like member at a protruding position at which the female-side plate-like member protrudes from the outer surface of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTD LTE
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Ishihara, Takehito Yamauchi, Masayuki Amano, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9436646
    Abstract: Combined sockets for selectively removable cards in computing devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a socket is provided that can accommodate both a subscriber identification module (SIM) card and a secure digital (SD) card. The cards are held in place within the socket in a back to back configuration by springs which further help insure that contacts on the cards are electrically coupled to conductive pins in the socket. While it is contemplated that the socket will be used in mobile terminals such as smart phones and tablets, the socket may be used in other computing devices that use such cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jianming Cheng, Jianxiang Wu, Wei Yan
  • Patent number: 9419403
    Abstract: A transceiver for a two-connector system includes a circuit board, at least one cable attached to the circuit board, and a housing arranged to contain the circuit board. The two-connector system includes a front connector and a back connector. When the transceiver is connected to the two-connector system, a front edge of the circuit board is arranged to engage with the front connector and an intermediate portion of the circuit board is arranged to engage with the back connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Chadrick Paul Faith, Keith Richard Guetig, Dale Francis Schmelz, Randall Eugene Musser, John Allen Mongold